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June 5, 2014
Half-Life 2's VR mode is now out of beta for Linux, so all of you with your fancy-pants head-gear can get swalled up by Half-Life 2's visuals like you are really there!
A $149 “Sherlybox” NAS debuted on Kickstarter today, based on a Raspberry Pi core, and offering a secure VPN that creates an invite-only cloud service. After Polish startup called “Sher.ly” developed a VPN and file-sharing software product of the same name, the developers felt it needed a little kick with the help of a Kickstarter-funded hardware device called “Sherlybox.” The device is somewhat similar to another Linux-based Kickstarter project called Lima, which has yet to enter commercial pre-sales more than 10 months after being funded. While the Lima was built from scratch, the current Sherlybox prototype is based on a Raspberry Pi Model B single-board computer.
June 4, 2014
Tails 1.1 Beta 1 has been released. You can help Tails! The first beta for the upcoming version 1.1 is out. Please test it and see if it works for you. Rebase on Debian 7 (Wheezy). Upgrade literally thousands of packages. Install LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice. Fix write access to boot medium via udisks, and much more.
Canonical has finally settled on a release date for the Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) and the previous, temporary date announced has been changed by a week.
Two boxes have been setup , each one having 2 NICs (p37p1,p4p1) for Controller && Compute Nodes setup. Before running `packstack --answer-file= TwoRealNodeOVS&GRE.txt` SELINUX set to permissive on both nodes.Both p4p1's assigned IPs and set to promiscuous mode (192.168.0.127, 192.168.0.137 ). Services firewalld and NetworkManager disabled, IPv4 firewall with iptables and service network are enabled and running.
Upstream is a new podcast featuring interviews and conversations with people who are moving open source forward. The podcast is produced by Red Hat[he]#039[/he]s Open Source and Standards team. In their first episode, Joe Brockmeier talks with Leslie Hawthorn of Elasticsearch about her Sunday morning keynote at the Twelfth Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 12x) in February this year.
Matthew Miller has become project leader of Fedora Linux, the open source operating system sponsored by Red Hat.
Missed a Raspberry Pi project-focused issue of the magazine? We've compiled the 20 best projects into one cheaper digital bookazine you can get today. Over the past couple of years we’ve been able to bring our readers an amazing array of Raspberry Pi projects that we are genuinely proud of. From big projects such as building your own robot and quadcopters down to the little stuff like making melodies with Sonic Pi or making Pong.
There a few reasons why you might want to build your own distribution. You might want to build a custom install CD to match the policy of your organisation. For example, a GNOME desktop with Chrome as the web browser might be the standard desktop where you work. That touches on another motivation for wanting to create a customised installer: sometimes the creator of the distribution makes a decision that you simply don’t like. Canonical’s decision to switch to its own UI, Unity, ranks amongst its most controversial decisions. However, by using some of the methods that we explore here, you could create a distribution that is standard Ubuntu, but with a traditional desktop that you are more comfortable with.
Want a fully open source Platform-as-a-Service cloud framework? Apache's just made Stratos a top-level project.
With fewer defects being found in major open source projects than in large proprietary software packages, what are the security strengths and weaknesses of open source development?
Squid is a high-performance proxy caching server for web clients, supporting FTP, Gopher, and HTTP data objects. A denial of service flaw was found in the way Squid processed certain HTTPS requests when the SSL Bump feature was enabled. A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests that could cause Squid to crash.
With Linux Mint, however, there is a particular focus on the Cinnamon desktop, which was created by the Linux Mint distribution itself. In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of the Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon release.
Peter Lohrmann has been working on Valve's VOGL debugger to make it easier to use for developers looking to it for help.
Joonas Kuorilehto discovered that GnuTLS incorrectly handled Server Hello messages. A malicious remote server or a man in the middle could use this issue to cause GnuTLS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, orpossibly execute arbitrary code.
Cavium and Canonical have expanded their partnership to support ThunderX SoC solutions on Ubuntu Linux for OpenStack and the data center, which could open new doors for Ubuntu and open source on ARM64 devices, OpenStack cloud servers and other enterprise hardware.