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May 1, 2014

Security experts have expressed doubts about a hacker claim that there's a new vulnerability in the patched version of OpenSSL, the widely used cryptographic library repaired in early April.
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The Docker container-based virtualization project is launching an Open Governance Advisory Board to help guide development of the open source virtualization software.
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Transmission is a torrent client that comes pre-installed with most linux based operating systems like Ubuntu, Elementary OS, Linux Mint etc. In this post I am going to talk about transmission-remote, a command line variant of this popular torrent client.
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GNOME 3 is usually defended in terms of design excellence. However, while GNOME has been developed with close attention to design, that does not mean that its basic foundations are as grounded in design principles as you might infer.
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Firefox 29 has been released with some big changes to the browser's interface. Some users are very angry and are vowing to abandon Firefox.
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Wow Valve is on a roll for Linux gamers aren't they! 39 more Linux games have been lit up to be included on Steam's store.
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I know, I'm in the middle of a series of columns about how to workwith ImageMagick on the command line, but when other things arise, well, Iimagine that a lot of you are somehow involved in the managementof servers or systems, so you all understand firefighting.
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This tutorial is Part 3 of a three-part "Learning PHP" series teaching you how to use PHP through building a simple workflow application. In this tutorial, you will learn about using HTTP authentication, streaming files, and how to create objects and exceptions.
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Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Ubuntu 14.04LTSThis 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. This tutorial is based on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Today KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the fifth in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.12 series. This release also includes an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.9. Both releases contain only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.With a bit more than 10 recorded bugfixes including improvements to Personal Information Management suite Kontact, Umbrello UML Modeller, audio CD listening app Kscd, web browser Konqueror, file manager Dolphin and others the bug count goes down. A more complete list of changes can be found in KDE's issue tracker.To find out more about the 4.12 versions of KDE Applications and Development Platform, please refer to the 4.12 release notes.Dot Categories: KDE Official News
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AMD and Mentor Graphics have become Gold-level members and joined the Advisory Board of the Yocto Project, which promotes open source Linux-based systems for embedded devices.
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April 30, 2014

In today's open source roundup: Is GNOME 3's history a case of garbage in, garbage out? Plus: A GNOME Books app is planned, and a review of Xubuntu 14.04.
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Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.0, is out. Version 1.0 is often an important milestone that denotes the maturity of a free software project. The first public version of what would become Tails was released on June 23 2009, when it was called Amnesia. That was almost five years ago. Tails 1.0 marks the 36th stable release since then. Since then we have been working on the many features we think are essential both in terms of security and usability: USB installer; automatic upgrades; persistence; support for Tor bridges and other special Tor configuration; MAC address spoofing; extensive and translated documentation.
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Open source software (OSS) has had a huge impact on the development of technology today. From apps and web browsers to content management platforms and operating systems, there's no doubt that open source projects have influenced the way that we create and access information.
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Inktank is the lead commercial vendor behind the open-source Ceph distributed storage filesystem created by Sage Weil, who is also the company's CEO. The open-source Ceph project officially got under way in 2006 and became part of the mainline Linux 2.6.34 kernel in May of 2010.Weil founded Inktank in May of 2012 as a way to help support companies that want to run Ceph in production environments. Weil is also a co-founder of hosting provider Dreamhost, where the Ceph project got its start. Inktank as a privately held company enjoyed the financial backing of Dreamhost as well as Mark Shuttleworth, who leads Red Hat's Linux rival, Ubuntu Linux.
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Nokia's new strategy emphasizes patent generation, licensing, and exploitation of its intellectual property. A new CEO, Rajeev Suri, will hold the reins.
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The daily management and operation of a hospital requires enormous effort. These days, most hospitals utilize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to centralize facility operations including inventory, budgets, invoicing, and employee management. Any hospital administrator will tell you that ERP software is essential to efficiently managing their hospital as the software lowers inventory costs and improves efficiencies and quality.
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Let’s face it, anyone still running XP who’s also still using Internet Explorer as a default browser isn’t the most computer knowledgeable person in the universe or even on the block. Forget the fact that Internet Explorer has never been a secure browser, XP users haven’t even been able to upgrade the browser since version 8, released five years ago.
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The percentage of women involved in free and open source software is very low. This is a well-known fact, yet the groups that should be open and welcoming are often those who, subtly and not-so-subtly, often send out messages that are far from welcoming
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Patent trolling—the aggressive assertion of weak or meritless patent claims by non-practicing entities—is a frequent target of disdain from open source enthusiasts. Thus it may be of some comfort to readers that the highest court in the US has recently decided the issue is worth looking into. Three cases have already been heard, but decisions are, as usual, still a ways off.
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