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October 16, 2014
Forlinx’s open source Linux “OK335xS-II” SBC and soldered-on COM offer a TI Sitara AM3354 Cortex-A8 SoC, dual CAN ports, and industrial temperature support. According to China-based Forlinx Embedded Technology, the OK335xS has been a “hot seller” in China since it was released earlier this year. Now, the company is seeking a wider audience for its […]
In today's Android roundup: Google announces Android 5.0 Lollilop. Plus: Meet the new Nexus 6 phablet, and the Nexus 9 tablet may give the iPad Air 2 a run for its money.
The attack depends on the fact that most Web servers and Web browsers allow the use of the ancient SSL version 3 protocol to secure their communications. Although SSL has been superseded by Transport Layer Security, it's still widely supported on both servers and clients alike and is still required for compatibility with Internet Explorer 6. SSLv3, unlike TLS 1.0 or newer, omits validation of certain pieces of data that accompany each message. Attackers can use this weakness to decipher an individual byte and time of the encrypted data, and in so doing, extract the plain text of the message byte by byte.As with previous attacks of this kind against SSL, the most vulnerable application is HTTP. An example attack scenario would work something like this. ...
The impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank continues to reverberate around the industry. We've already noted that courts have been rapidly invalidating a bunch of patents, and that related lawsuits appear to be dropping rapidly as well. And, now, a new analysis from a (pro-patent) law firm suggests that the US Patent Office is rejecting a lot more software patents as well.
There is always a question that is gnawing the Linux community, namely "which is the best desktop environment?" That is a very hard question to answer and most of the time it's all about personal preferences, but it all boils download to one thing, usability.
Meet Ben Balter. He's a Government Evangelist at GitHub, where he leads the efforts to encourage adoption of open source philosophies, making all levels of government better, one repository at a time.
I’m an advocate of free “as in speech” software — which includes the freedom to choose. If there’s a FOSS solution for something I need or want to do, I’ll take that every time, and encourage my friends to do so as well. However, if there’s something I need or want to do with no FOSS solution available, I might use a proprietary solution, depending on the depth of my need or want.
PC-BSD 10.0.3 is based on FreeBSD 10. This release of PC-BSD includes Cinnamon 2.2.14, Chromium 37.0.2062.94, Nvidia driver 340.24, bug fixes for the AppCafe UI, support for full disk encryption, and a number of other bug fixes and improvements. You can read a full list of changes in the PC-BSD 10.0.3 release notes.
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Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries: Poodle. If you're using the popular OpenSSL open source cryptography library, you have more to worry about than the recently disclosed POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) vulnerability, project devs have warned.
The Ubuntu desktop flavor hasn't been the developers' focus for some time now, but that is going to change very soon. The new Desktop Team Manager at Canonical, Will Cooke, has talked about the future of the Unity desktop and laid out the plans for the next few Ubuntu versions.
Today, KDE releases Plasma 5.1, the first release containing new features since the release of Plasma 5.0 this summer. Plasma 5.1 sports a wide variety of improvements, leading to greater stability, better performance and new and improved features. Thanks to the feedback of the community, KDE developers were able to package a large number of fixes and enhancements into this release, among which more complete and higher quality artwork following the new-in-5.0 Breeze style, re-addition of popular features such as the Icon Tasks taskswitcher and improved stability and performance.
Short Stack: OpenStack Juno Release Candidate 2, EMC grabs Cloudscaling and OpenStack makes smarter data centers
This week, we look at the release of OpenStack Juno, RC2 (it won't be long now), EMC jumping on the OpenStack bandwagon with Cloudscaling purchase and how OpenStack makes for a more intelligent data center.
Linus Torvalds talked today at the LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe, a conference organized by the Linux Foundation that reunites all the big names in the open source world. He answered a lot of questions and he also talked about the effects of the strong language he uses in the mailing list.
October 15, 2014
Remember when Sun Microsystems proclaimed that "the network is the computer"? Many people guffawed at that proclamation. What was once a clever slogan is now a reality thanks to the proliferation of web-based applications.read more
If there is something that you never want to happen on your Linux system, that is having hard drives die on you without any warning. Backups and storage technologies such as RAID can get you back on your feet in no time, but the cost associated with a sudden loss of a hardware device can […]Continue reading...The post How to check hard disk health on Linux using smartmontools appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to monitor power usage in Linux How to monitor system temperature on Linux How to install and configure Nagios on Linux What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to create a software RAID-1 array with mdadm on Linux
We are proud to announce that Red Hat is now accepting nominations for the Women in Open Source Award. This award is the first of its kind, created to shine a spotlight on women making important contributions to an open source project, to the open source community, or through the use of open source methodology.read more
Good morning everyone! Another security vulnerability is hitting the tech (and mainstream!) press, and we want to make Fedora users get straight, simple information. This one is CVE-2014-3466, and the […]