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September 24, 2013
A major American computer security company has told thousands of customers to stop using an encryption system that relies on a mathematical formula developed by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Today in Open Source: Valve announces SteamOS. Plus: Linux and asteroid mining, and Fedora turns 10! I have to wonder how this will affect Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony over the long term, but I'd at least be wondering and I'd possibly be a bit worried if I were an executive at any of those firms.
In a video interview with eWEEK, Fedora Project Leader Robyn Bergeron reflects on 10 years of Fedora and discusses what the future might hold. -
After last week delivering new AMD Radeon HD 7000 Gallium3D benchmarks from the Mesa 9.3 development driver and the Linux 3.12 Git kernel, up today is a much larger open-source AMD Radeon graphics comparison using the latest code that's yet to be officially released.
The GNOME 3.10 desktop environment is not even released, and Matthias Clasen has already announced the goals for the next major release, GNOME 3.12. For the GNOME 3.12 release, the developers will concentrate their efforts on fully porting the desktop environment to the Wayland display server, which will be supported by default instead of XOrg.
As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that theenvironment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself.SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen.It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.
Canonical has finally addressed the problem of privacy for the Dash searches in Ubuntu by implementing an anonymization feature.
When IT-oLogy opens the doors to the All Things Open conference in Raleigh on October 23, the focus will be on open source in the enterprise. Every hour during the two day conference there will be six lectures or workshops with at least four of them tailored especially for the business IT crowd. There’ll be tech-centric workshops on Python, databases, big data, Github, PHP and more.
September 23, 2013
Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve and its Steam game platform, wasn't kidding when he said at LinuxCon in New Orleans that "Linux is the future of gaming." Valve is releasing, in advance of the expected announcement of its SteamBox Linux-powered gaming console, its own Linux for gamers: SteamOS.
Natural Selection 2 has gotten two updates recently 256 and 257 to give you lots of big fixes with a few new features thrown in for good measure too.
I attended the NSA Open Source Industry Day in Maryland this year and thought I'd summarize what did and didn't surprise me. We'll see if these observations prove controversial or helpful! More importantly we'll see if organizations can effectively manage, govern, and secure their applications given the reality of open source, agile development practices, and component-based development.
LinuxCareer.com asked Marie Louise van Deutekom, the SUSE’s Global HR Director, to elaborate on the international recruitment process at SUSE. Marie Louise van Deutekom discussed with LinuxCareer.com topics relevant to SUSE’s search for Linux talent, interviewing process employed at SUSE and SUSE’s working environment.
Drupalfund.us is a new crowdfunding platform meant to help accelerate development of the open-source Drupal CMS, as well as fund new training material and other projects of interest to the community.
What if teachers could fork educational materials just like software developers fork code? Imagine if educators far and wide could collaborate on curriculums beyond their school, district, or university. Imagine a revolutionized education system by way of the open source model. Well, the future is now.Eric Martindale, Cofounder and CTO of Coursefork, is replacing closed education systems with open ones with a new development tool for educators. It's not a MOOC, it's not Moodle, and it's not edX. It's a GitHub for course creation. It's about building a community.