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February 11, 2014

Google made Android open source so it would grow quickly, but it has to live with the real possibility that as open source software, they might not be able to control it forever.
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As a versatile network monitoring tool, Nagios can monitor the health of various network elements such as routers and switches. Among others, Nagios can be configured to monitor BGP sessions of a router, and generate alerts whenever there is something wrong in existing BGP session(s). Several BGP monitoring plugin tools exist for Nagios. These tools are useful in monitoring critical BGP peers of a router, and generating alerts for them. This tutorial will explain how to monitor BGP neighbors using Nagios plugin tools.
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Verizon customers have been complaining about poor Netflix performance lately, so the numbers aren't necessarily a surprise. Determining the actual cause of such performance slowdowns is never easy, though. That the latest performance complaints came after Verizon's win over the FCC in a court battle over net neutrality rules led to claims that Verizon was celebrating its victory by throttling Netflix traffic.
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Right now it’s too soon to tell what kind of CEO Satya Nadella will be for Microsoft. He may be a good guy who understands just how much his company has erred ethically, almost since day one, and who has plans to realign the company he now guides to a postion where it can become a positive force in the tech arena. I’m not expecting that. I’ve learned over the years to not expect anything sane or ethical from the Redmond company, no matter who’s in charge or doing the talking.
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The year 2013 continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community.  FOSS projects have  increased from 900,000 in 2012 to 1,000,000 in 2013, according to Black Duck Software. (add link of report here)Last year, I provided a look at the top legal issues from the year before. Continuing with this tradition, here is my take on the top ten legal developments in FOSS during 2013.
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A recent discussion on LXer concerning the greatness that was Kmail reminded me that I never did a good write-up on installing the KDE3 fork, Trinity-DE.One of the more interesting aspects of this particular discussion is that I wasn't the one to bring up Trinity-DE. Usually, it's me who points out that the wondrous fantasticness that was KDE3 has not left the world, that Trinity-DE is alive and well.So it's time for a screenshot tutorial on installing Trinity-DE.
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Well it's been roughly eight months since the first major leaks about the NSA's PRISM surveillance program began to appear, and at last a coordinated global protest is imminent. Scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, The Day We Fight Back involves thousands of participating websites as well as protests, speaking events, street theater performances and more.
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The traditional Linux security model starts with file permissions. The model lets the kernel decide whether or not a process may access a resource based on permissions set as part of the filesystem. The coarse-grained granularity of this model often causes Linux processes to have too many rights. If more granularity is needed, one has to resort to adding security related code into the program source.
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I'm not really much of a computer gamer. That said, I'm both ashamed andoddly proud of the hours (probably thousands!) I spent playing Dune2000back when it was cutting-edge gaming technology. There's just somethingabout real-time strategy games that appeals to those of us lacking thereflexes for the more action-packed first-person shooters.
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Turkey is the latest country to slap heavy restrictions on the internet, a move that is baffling for a country that hopes to be a high tech center. But you can't try to control the masses and have a healthy business climate, and Turkey has to decide if it wants a strong internet-driven economy or control because it can't have both.
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There has been a lot of news about Belgian cryptographer Jean-Jacques Quisquater having his computer hacked, and whether the NSA or GCHQ is to blame. There have been a lot of assumptions and hyperbole, mostly related to the GCHQ attack against the Belgian telecom operator Belgacom.
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At about 1 p.m. this afternoon the security company behind the WordFence plugin for WordPress issued a security advisory via email informing users of their plugin that WordPress sites are currently under a brute force attack.
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The new MSC Q7-BT Qseven COM offers a range of Intel Atom E3800 SoCs, dual display support, onboard SATA and eMMC SSD, and extended temperature operation.
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No idea how I missed RimWorld as it looks fantastic, funded by Kickstarter RimWorld aims to be a pretty interesting colony building simulator.
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The LXLE project is a Lubuntu-based distribution which attempts to be very light on resources while also improving support for older hardware.
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Today in Open Source: Does Linux have a language barrier for new users? Plus: The best ways to run Linux on a Mac, and ten uses for Linux for Windows users.
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Red Hat is deepening its relationship with Hortonworks. But why isn't the Linux vendor just acquiring the provider of Hadoop technologies?
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First, ASUS announced the ASUS Chromebox, then HP followed with the HP Chromebox, and not to be left out, Google followed with the announcement of the Chromebox for meetings.
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With OpenDaylight software-defined networking, rivals and users are united by open source to create software-defined networking for everyone. Believe it or not, the group's already made great progress and more is in store
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February 10, 2014

KDE workspaces has been the go-to solution for a large number of serious projects, such as the control room for a particle accelerator, but it seems that it has also found its way to the computers of Gravity's production team.
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