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April 17, 2014

09:36
The fingerprint sensor on Samsung's Galaxy S5 handset has been hacked less than a week after the device went on sale. Berlin-based Security Research Labs fooled the equipment using a mould it had previously created to spoof the sensor on Apple's iPhone 5S.
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08:39
Security Report Summary
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07:42
Ubuntu has announced that the latest long-term support release of its Linux distribution will be available in two days.
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06:45
Cloudy upstart Streem is reinventing file sync'n'share by getting rid of the sync. Instead of throwing out everything but the kitchen sink, it’s just throwing out the sync - so to speak.…
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05:48
The de facto standard for port scanning always has been the venerable Nmap program. The command-line tool is indeed very powerful, but I've only ever seen it work with Linux, and every time I use it, I need to read the man page to figure out the command flags.
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04:50
Database-as-a-service technology, live upgrades, storage improvements and federated identity are part of the new open-source cloud platform release.
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03:53
Yoon Han-kil, senior VP of Samsung’s product strategy team, told Reuters that Samsung’s first Tizen phone will ship toward the end of this quarter.
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02:56
April 16 2014 - The KDE Community proudly announces the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering new features and fixes. Major improvements are made to KDE[he]#039[/he]s Semantic Search technology, benefiting many applications. With Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Development Platform frozen and receiving only long term support, those teams are focusing on the transition to Frameworks 5. This release is translated into 53 languages; more languages are expected to be added in subsequent monthly minor bugfix releases.
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01:59
Coverity, a company specializing in software quality and security testing solutions, finds that open source programs tend to have fewer errors than proprietary programs.
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01:02
BeagleBoard.org announced a slightly pricier Rev C version of the BeagleBone Black that doubles eMMC flash and switches from Angstrom to Debian Linux. To celebrate the first birthday of the BeagleBone Black, BeagleBoard.org is shipping a new version of the open source hacker SBC called the Rev C. An update on the BeagleBone Black Wiki […]
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00:04
The first release in our new 6 series dubbed 'Imperium' (Latin for 'power to command'), also our first dual-mode solo MATE build. This release allows users to customize their settings and software upon installation. Now users can setup their desktop the way they want it with the software they want while still experiencing an out-of-the-box experience.
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April 16, 2014

23:07
Rumors are swirling that Google will soon release Android TV. But what will happen to the company's popular Chromecast streaming media player?
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22:10
Ubuntu 14.04, code-named Trusty Tahr, won't bring as many changes as past Ubuntu releases, but it will still impact the Ubuntu experience across different types of devices.
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21:13
This week includes news from the Red Hat Summit, the challenges faced governing a project the size of OpenStack and Ubuntu beefs up OpenStack support.
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20:16
Who never procrastinated and played games instead of writing a paper, finishing a report, or looking after the kids? Absolutely no one. But when Linux users procrastinate, they procrastinate in style: while playing from the terminal! We tend to forget, but at first a graphical interface was not necessary for a good game. And thanks to open-source and the community, many arcade and other good games were ported to be played from within a terminal, without an X server running. It would be impossible to list them all, but let me present ten of these games that particularly appealed to me personally.
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19:18
Linux-powered operating systems have become user-friendly for quite some time and long gone are the times when you needed Linux knowledge to make an OS work. However, people still make assumptions about the open source world, but they are usually wrong. Are Windows users disappointed in what Linux has to offer? Is Linux a proper contender as a desktop operating system?
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18:21
Every year Opensource.com awards members of our community who have excelled in contributing and sharing stories about how open source is changing the world.This year we present the 2014 Opensource.com Community Awards to these outstanding community members in the following categories.The winners are...
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17:24
Grab 'near-final' version of next Enterprise Linux next weekRed Hat has announced that a release candidate (RC) of the next version of its flagship enterprise Linux OS has already been distributed to its strategic partners and will be made available to the general public next week.…
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16:27
Speed up Apache webserver with mod_pagespeed and memcached on Debian 7 (Wheezy)The page load time gets more and more important for websites to provide a better user experience and it is important for the search engine ranking as well. Google has developed the apache module "mod_pagespeed" to optimize and streamline the content delivery of the apache webserver which reduces the load times of pages, especially when they use many assets like css files, javascript includes and images.
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14:31
Micronet announced a rugged touchscreen fleet computer that runs Android 4.x on a TI Sitara AM3715 SoC, and features optional GSM 3.5G, GPS, and CANbus. Micronet’s A-317 fleet computer updates the A-307 device that shipped last August. Both of these software-compatible devices are low-end complements to the long-haul oriented CE500 series fleet computers, says Micronet, […]
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