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August 24, 2013
Yesterday we passed along news of an XMir security issue where using Canonical's X11 transition layer in communicating with the Mir display server, when performing a VT switch the XMir session can still read input from devices. Fortunately, this issue looks to now be resolved...
Earlier this week I delivered results showing the AMD Radeon HD 6000 open-source driver becoming more competitive against the proprietary AMD Catalyst driver. The Gallium3D driver is still far from reigning supreme in most aspects that concern desktop Linux users, but much progress has been made in recent months.
Tor is a free software that enables you to completely hide your online communication via a large-scale anonymity network. Tor can be used for web browsers, VoIP, instant messaging, remote logins, etc. This tutorial describes how to set up Tor so that you can browse the web anonymously inside Google Chrome.
This render/mode-set node work comes down to allowing GPGPU compute support without needing a compositor/display active along with being able to perform multi-seat computing off a single display controller and efficient compositor stacking. The work basically comes down to splitting up the kernel drivers' mode-setting and rendering interfaces.
We are glad to announce the release of Antergos 2013.08.20 with a lot of improvements in the installation process for you to enjoy your system from the start. This new release comes after several months' working mostly on our graphical installer Cnchi and on Remendo. Openbox has been included as an option to be installed along with GNOME, Cinnamon, Xfce, Razor-qt or Base. You will end up with a lightweight desktop, while having up to date software. The software included with Openbox was chosen to be in the line of the Openbox spirit.
Leading provider of open-source support and tools is acquired by Rogue Wave Software. What does it means for enterprise software development and support?
A couple of months ago, I wrote the first draft of "A Free, Libre and Open Glossary." I am often frustrated by people using terms like "open source" and "free software" loosely, even though they have fixed and clear definitions. There is a web of terms, many of them using ambiguous terms like "open" or "crowd," that frequently confuse and blur the issue.
The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet companies involved in the Prism surveillance program after a court ruled that some of the agency's activities were unconstitutional, according to top-secret material passed to the Guardian.
August 23, 2013
This article explains the basic usage, advanced usage and the prominent careless mistakes that people do while using the rm command.
A startup called Pleiades is over a third the way to its Kickstarter goal for funding a hackable Linux quadrocopter that starts at $520. Spiri, which runs Ubuntu Linux with Robot Operating System (ROS) extensions on a dual-core Freescale ARM SoC, is an airborne craft that uses three cameras and a variety of sensors to navigate autonomously.
Learn useful grep command options through practical examples and get productive with grep command in Linux.