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January 23, 2014

20:24
Today we are pleased to announce the free downloads of Black Lab Linux 4.2 and Black Lab Enterprise Linux 4.2.
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19:27
Servers — whether used for testing or production — are primary targets for attackers. By taking the proper steps, you can turn a vulnerable box into a hardened server and help thwart outside attackers. Learn how to tighten Secure Shell (SSH) sessions, configure firewall rules, and set up intrusion detection to alert you to possible attacks on your GNU/Linux® server.
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18:30
Users of Google's Chrome browser are vulnerable to attacks that allow malicious websites to use a computer microphone to surreptitiously eavesdrop on private conversations for extended periods of time, an expert in speech recognition said.
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17:33
We wrote earlier about the guy who told the story of being pulled out of a theater in the middle of a movie for wearing Google Glass (turned off), which he wears all the time, because he got prescription lenses installed on the device and uses it as his regular pair of glasses. As we noted, there were some oddities in the original story, including references to the FBI and "The Movie Association," neither of which made sense. Since then, as we noted in our updated post, AMC confirmed that a customer had been detained, and since then the MPAA as well as Homeland Security have weighed in, confirming the basic story. This is insane on multiple levels, which we'll get to in a moment. But first, the quotes.
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16:36
Today in Open Source: Pear OS downloads are no longer available. Did Apple kill it? Plus: Linux tops UK government security tests, and a review of the QupZilla browser.
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15:38
From its beginning, KDE has been a leader in innovation in free (libre) and open source software (FLOSS), but there is a threat to that leadership in one of the fastest growing areas of technology. The advantages of free and open development and use are clear for software; now closed and proprietary strategies have become standard in other kinds of technology. The need for technology freedom has moved from software to other more corporate-controllable areas—notably hardware and the Internet.
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14:41
Sustainable open source projects are those that are capable of supporting themselves. Simply put, they are able to meet their ongoing costs.However, from the viewpoint of selection and procurement, sustainability also means that the project is capable of delivering improvements and fixing problems with its products in a timely manner, and that the project itself has a reasonable prospect of continuing into the future.Elsewhere on our site you can find articles describing some of the many formal approaches to evaluating open source software as part of the Software Sustainability Maturity Model.
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13:44
Amazon is one of the most technically influential companies operating today – but you wouldn't know it, thanks to a dearth of published research papers and negligible code contributions to the open-source projects it relies on. This, according to multiple insiders, is becoming a problem. The corporation is described as a "black hole" because improvements and fixes for the open-source software it uses rarely see the light of day. And, we're told, that policy of secrecy comes right from the top – and it's driving talent into the arms of its rivals.
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12:47
The distribution’s name is derived from Computer Aided INvestigative Environment, and it is an Italian GNU/Linux live distribution, whose development is headed by Nanni Bassetti. The goal of this distribution is to provide an interoperable environment and user-friendly tools for digital forensics.
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11:50
Here's how you can install a Windows XP theme for GTK and Cinnamon in Ubuntu 13.10.
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10:53
Back in 2006, Italian embedded Linux manufacturer Acme Systems shipped a penguin-shaped Tux Case for its original Fox single board computer (SBC). The new Arietta G25 computer-on-module (COM) is equipped with the same Atmel AT91SAM9G20 processor used by an updated Fox G20 SBC, as well as a newer 24-Euro Aria G25 COM that is more closely related to the Arietta G25 (see farther below). The Tux Case is still available, as well.
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09:55
I discovered the Linux and open source world around 4 years ago, and from that date I’m trying to know more open source software or projects. I must say that they changed my life both as I started to use different software but the most important thing, in my opinion, is that I’ve discovered a different way to think to software and collaboration, or should I say understand what really means Free software?
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08:58
VMware shocked the world this morning when it announced it was buying AirWatch for $1.54 billion. I spoke to a bevy of mobile experts including Brian Katz, Benjamin Robbins, R "Ray" Wang and Chris Hazelton about the purchase and why VMware made this move right now.
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08:01
Docker has already gained adoption and has seen interest from large enterprises to run their container technology in production. Among those that see the promise of Docker is Linux vendor Red Hat, which will be including the technology in its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 platform in 2014.
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07:04
Back in November, the popular open source image editing program GIMP ended their association with SourceForge and dropped the site as it’s host. Since that time, downloads of GIMP have no longer been available on the site but have been moved to the GIMP’s website.
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06:07
Add the lightweight QupZilla browser to your Linux Mint 16 computer.
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05:19
AMD Kaveri APUs offer a configurable TDP to target running the APU at lower power rating and this feature can be configured on supported motherboards. While the configurable TDP is targeted for the lower-end Kaveri APUs, I ran some tests from the A10-7850K when bumping its TDP from 95 Watts to 45 to 65 Watts to see how the performance is impacted.
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04:32
Red Hat's data center virtualization technology gets a technology infusion from OpenStack.
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03:45
Valve will be making all of their games -- past, present, and future -- available for free to Debian Linux developers...
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02:57
Add the lightweight QupZilla browser to your Ubuntu 13.10 system.
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