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September 29, 2014
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 28-Sept-2014[/b]In the Roundup this week we have Netflix finally coming to Linux, 5 reasons why hackers own your organization, how Shellshock works and a lot more. Enjoy!
It’s very rare that the CEO of a technology outfit that’s based in the West takes an open stance on hot-button geopolitical issues. It’s even rarer that that position is (somewhat) counter to generally held opinion in the West.
The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavours. Utopic final beta includes updated versions of most of our core set of packages, including a current 3.16.2 Linux kernel, AppArmor improvements, and many more.
SelekTOR is an free and open source GUI frontend for the tor client based on Java. It allows users easy access to the anonymous network also accessing websites restrict in a specific country
September 28, 2014
This hands-on review examines the Probox2 EX media streaming box, featuring Android 4.4, a quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC, 4k video, Miracast, and an air-mouse. W2Comp began shipping the Android 4.4-based Probox2 EX media streaming mini-PC last month. Compared to the company’s earlier media streaming products, the $150 Probox2 EX uses a faster Amlogic quad-core processor and […]
Red Hat: 'Applying multiple security updates is extremely difficult'A fresh dump of Shellshock patches were released on Friday night in the latest move to stamp out the Bash shell security vulnerability that has the potential to blight millions of Linux, Unix and Mac OS X machines.…
This is the release announcement of Netrunner Rolling 2014.09.1. We are releasing this maintenance shortly after our initial 2014.09 release to fix problems with the NVIDIA driver, and to include a first fix for the Bash shell vulnerability. We also updated Samba file sharing, Kontact accounts and language pack installation. Laptop Mode Tools was replaced by the new TLP to give you better control of your power consumption and achieve a longer battery life with your laptop. With the 2014.09 version we updated Netrunner Rolling to the latest software updates from Manjaro, including Linux kernel 3.14.18 with lots of bugs fixed and new driver support. KDE SC was updated to version 4.14.
Hearthlands plays out much like the Majesty & Settlers strategy games that puts the focus on buildings, resources, heroes and other things a King needs to watch over, so you don't control your units directly.
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for September 18th, 2014..
"A major security vulnerability has been discovered in the free software shell GNU Bash. The most serious issues have already been fixed, and a complete fix is well underway. GNU/Linux distributions are working quickly to release updated packages for their users. All Bash users should upgrade immediately, and audit the list of remote network services running on their systems."[size=11][If you're concerned about the Shellshock bug, please consider donating to the [url=http://donate.fsf.org]GNU Project[/url].][/size]
This is the third part in a series of three articles surveying automation projects within OpenStack, explaining what they do, how they do it, and where they stand in development readiness and field usage. Previously, in part one, I covered cloud deployment tools that enable you to install/update OpenStack cloud on bare metal. In part two, I covered workload deployment tools. Today, we'll look at tools for day two operations.read more
Builder is an in-development IDE that we reported on a few months ago as part of our GUADEC coverage. Builder aims to be an IDE that will focus purely on […]
September 27, 2014
Amazon has started warning customers of its EC2 cloud computing platform that it's going to start rebooting their instances en masse over the next few days.
An unlikely partnership will soon bring Oracle's Red Hat-based Linux distribution to Ubuntu's cloud.