- Web Server
- Control Panels
- Site Map/RSS Feeds
Linux and Open Source news headlines
"Facebook" is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. All rights reserved.http://lxer.com/
Last update18 min 57 sec ago
October 6, 2013
Nokia advised developers that no new apps, or updates to existing apps, are to be accepted for Linux-based MeeGo and Symbian products starting Jan 1, 2014.
With this morning's revelation of how the NSA and GCHQ are trying to attack Tor, some of the presentations being used by the NSA to explain Tor are somewhat interesting or amusing. For example, in one presentation about the program EgotisticalGiraffe (I don't make 'em up, so don't ask), the NSA amusingly feels the need to highlight the fact that "terrorists" use Tor:
Neutron basic RDO setup (havana) to have original LAN as external on Fedora 19 and attempt to test Openstack RDO Havana on a Fedora 19 box.
SOFTWARE titan Adobe Systems has warned that hackers breached its defences and stole source code along with credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers.
If you often mount and access a remote NFS share on your system, you will probably want to know how to improve NFS file access performance. One possibility is using file caching. This tutorial describes how to enable local file caching for NFS shares by using cachefiles.
Popular source-code warehouse GitHub was back online today after weathering a huge denial-of-service attack throughout the week. The status page of the San Francisco-based outfit charts the progress of the assault and the attempts to end it. Problems with the web service first cropped up on Tuesday, 1 October, before the team realised they were facing a denial-of-service storm. This first wave was dealt with late on Wednesday only for a second phase of the attack to flare up again on Thursday.
Alien Arena is a free, open-source first-person shooter built around the CRX engine, an open-source, Quake-based engine. It features a fast-paced gameplay taking place in a Sci Fi universe over dozens of maps. Alien Arena provides both single-player and multi-player modes.
October 5, 2013
RCA is previewing a $200 Android-based music system on its RCA Tablets website. The RCS13101E Internet Music System features built-in WiFi and a removable tablet-style display.......a modern alternative to the traditional modular stereo system, for use in bedrooms, dorm rooms, and family rooms.
The Core i7 4960X Extreme Edition processor is Intel's new $1000+ CPU built atop their "Ivy Bridge" architecture and features six physical cores plus Hyper Threading. The i7-4960X is running at 3.6GHz with a 4.0GHz Turbo Frequency and is all around a super-fast processor. Under Linux, the performance is fantastic and it runs great on modern Linux distributions.
Adobe Systems has warned that hackers breached its defences and stole source code along with credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers. "Very recently, Adobe's security team discovered sophisticated attacks on our network, involving illegal access of customer information as well as source code for numerous Adobe products," Adobe chief security officer Brad Arkin said in a blog post.
Valve has been very clear that there will be a number of manufacturers making a number of living room-centric boxes running the recently announced SteamOS. Still, there's a lot of attention being paid to the prototype box Valve is creating and distributing free to 300 lucky beta testers this year (before the boxes get a wider launch next year). Here's a list of hardware that will be in those prototype boxes, straight from Valve:
Under the microscope this Saturday morning are benchmark results comparing the Intel Haswell graphics performance of Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10 Beta, Fedora 19, and Fedora 20 Alpha. The System76 Galago UltraPro with Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics was used to see how these four Linux distribution releases compare in their open-source OpenGL graphics/gaming performance.
With the Linux 3.12 kernel due for release in several weeks time but all major changes behind us now, here are some file-system tests from this forthcoming kernel update. Tested Linux file-systems for this Phoronix article include EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS. From these results, there are multiple instances of these file-systems running measurably faster than Linux 3.11.
Intel has already queued up a fair amount of changes for their DRM graphics driver in the yet-to-be-started Linux 3.13 kernel, but there's even more work ahead. A new set of patches were pushed into the Intel DRM driver's kernel testing branch with a lot of "cool stuff" according to its developers.