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December 12, 2014
Mozilla is planning to add support for Certificate Transparency checks in Firefox in the near future, but the company says that the feature won’t be turned on by default at first. Certificate Transparency is a proposal from engineers at Google that would help resolve some of the issues with certificate authorities, fraudulent certificates and stolen certificates. The framework would provide a public log of every certificate that’s issued by compliant CAs and also would provide proof to users’ browsers when each certificate is presented. Google is planning to implement CT in Chrome, and now Mozilla officials say that the company will implement in Firefox, but the process will be a gradual one.
From an application deployment perspective, applications for Snappy Ubuntu are packaged as "snaps," which provides a mechanism to help ensure package authenticity and security."Not only will users be able to validate what they downloaded is exactly what they wanted, they will also be able to validate that the current state on disk matches that at any time," Kirkland said. "The tools for this are not yet included, but are a critical piece of our security design and will become available during our beta program."
Adlink unveiled an “LEC-iMX6? SMARC COM built around Freescale’s i.MX6, with up to 2GB soldered DDR3L and 64GB eMMC, plus -40 to 85°C temperature support. The LEC-iMX6 is designed for portable — or just plain small — industrial automation, medical, testing and measurement, transportation, and digital signage applications. Like most embedded vendors this year, Adlink uses the IoT acronym, and here it actually seems to fit.
Developer behind the popular open source Vagrant tool expands with new commercial product and the money to move it forward.
The Porteus community was delighted to find that Santa had dropped into our chimney a little early this year and left a shiny new Porteus Desktop edition 3.1, as well as Porteus Kiosk edition 3.2.0. A major change in the new desktop edition is the inclusion of the new LXQt desktop which replaces both Razor-qt and LXDE. Changes in this release (relative to 3.1) include: Linux kernel 3.17.4; kernel configuration 0 compiled support for FB_EFI, increased number of Aufs branches to 1024, added input drivers; Porteus installer - user must type 'OK' before MBR will be updated; added 'ntpdate' utility from NTP package which synchronizes the clock over Internet if 'timezone=' cheatcode is enabled.
A new set of NVIDIA Linux drivers has been released and this time they are for the long-lived branch, which makes them perfect candidates to be added in the official repositories.
December 11, 2014
Firefox 35 Beta is now out for testing and it includes a few interesting new features that both end-users and developers will likely benefit from.
In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint 17.1 might be the best desktop distribution this year...or not. Plus: GNOME or KDE in Fedora 21? And Windows 10 users crave features that are already available in Linux.
Elaine Marino says that she's a reformed "Ad-girl." Today, she's a still a marketer but has added developer to her skillset. Why?While a Marketing Manager for a start-up built on .Net, she realized she couldn't help them if she couldn't understand them. She was left out of the conversation. So, she picked up coding. Specifically, Ruby on Rails. By adding coding to her skillset, her passion changed and thus, so did the course of her professional career. She started LadyCoders Productions, a job that combines her coding skills with her marketing communications, event planning, and project management skills.Elaine tells me in this interview why some marketers should learn to code. Should you?read more
Windows 10 brought some new features for its fans, but it's still under development. Its users already have a list of features they would like implemented, but it's funny to see how most of those features are already present in Linux installations.
IFC Center (a major independent theater in New York) has decided to defy the MPAA's ridiculous rating system again -- for the documentary on Ed Snowden by Laura Poitras, Citizenfour.
Intel introduced a new IoT “end-to-end reference model” that includes a Linux-ready edge management platform, security, services, and ecosystem partners. The new reference platform, called the “Intel IoT Platform,” helps fill in the gaps in Intel’s growing ecosystem of Internet of Things gateways, cloud-based services, and endpoint devices like the Linux-based Intel Galileo SBC and […]
Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On CentOS 7.0This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.
Pivotal and the Linux Foundation have made CloudFoundry, an open source cloud computing platform-as-a-service (PaaS), into a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
A smartphone-inspired version of Ubuntu Server for Docker minimalists has been revealed with initial backing from Microsoft. Canonical is today expected to unveil the "Snappy" version of Ubuntu Core, a stripped-down server image of just 110MB built for thousands of servers in the cloud.