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February 7, 2013
(Sacramento, CA, USA: February 6, 2013) The Linux Professional Institute(LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization(http://www.lpi.org), announced its participation at CeBIT 2013, March5-9, 2013 (Hannover, Germany: http://www.cebit.de). During theconference, LPI representatives will present on the subject of advancing IT workforce development in Linux and Open Source, specifically during the conference's activities for CeBIT's Partner Country of Poland. CeBIT has a 20+ year history as one of the world's largest conferences and trade shows for IT and telecommunications solutions and LPI has been a regular participant for several years.
February 6, 2013
Bio-Linux 7.0.5 was quietly released. Bio-Linux is a full-featured, powerful, configurable and easy-to-maintain bioinformatics workstation. Bio-Linux provides more than 500 bioinformatics programs on an Ubuntu base. There is a graphical menu for bioinformatics programs, as well as easy access to the Bio-Linux bioinformatics documentation system and sample data useful for testing programs. Bio-Linux packages that handle new generation sequence data types can also be installed.
FOSDEM, held annually in Brussels, Belgium, is a free event for open source communities to meet, share ideas, and collaborate. It offers a mix of focused devrooms and themed main track talks, with no requirement for registration. It has a reputation of being highly developer-focused, this year brought together over 5,000 geeks from around the world.
An even cheaper Raspberry Pi has gone on sale in Europe with less stuff on it so the tiny ARM-compatible Brit-puter can consume even less power. The Model A Pi was touted during the hype-gasm surrounding the Raspberry Pi's launch in February last year. But it was the Model B circuit board that went on sale first, and went on to sell a million units to date, whereas the A-series is now available.
FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to configure PureFTPd to accept TLS sessions on a Fedora 18 server.
Since September 2011, Nicholas Clark has been working on improving the Perl 5 Core, funded by a $20,000 grant from the Perl Foundation. The term of the work is coming to an end and Clark is now seeking another $20,000 to continue the work of the original Improving Perl 5 grant. The Foundation is consulting with the community before making the final decision whether to go ahead with the extension which would see Clark devoting another 400 hours of dedicated work to the project.
Install the DSLR Dashboard app on your Android device, and you can use it to control a Nikon DSLR camera via a USB connection. But in certain situations, tethering the Android device to a camera using a cable is not ideal. This is where DSLR Dashboard’s wireless functionality can come in rather handy.
A dizzying story that involves falsified medical research, plagiarism, and legal threats came to light via a DMCA takedown notice today. Retraction Watch, a site that followed (among many other issues) the implosion of a Duke cancer researcher's career, found all of its articles on the topic pulled by WordPress, its host. The reason? A small site based in India apparently copied all of the posts, claimed them as their own, then filed a DMCA takedown notice to get the originals pulled from their source. As of now, the originals are still missing as their actual owners seek to have them restored.
id Software’s venerable code magician John Carmack has taken to Reddit to discuss the prospects of Linux support for mainstream games. Carmack said “I don’t think that a good business case can be made for officially supporting Linux for mainstream games today.”
Do you feel that someone is attempting to access you server? To find out, you can deploy a honeypot within your system to help you ease your paranoia by either confirming or dismissing your initial believe. As an example you can start the Kippo SSH honeypot, which allows you to monitor brute-force attempts, collect up today exploits and malware. Kippo also automatically records hacker's shell session, which you can replay to explore various hacking techniques and later use this gathered knowledge to harden your production server. Another reason why to install a honeypot is to take away an attention from your production server. In this tutorial we will show how to deploy a Kippo SSH honeypot on the Ubuntu server.
Patent trolls have gone after some pretty ridiculous things recently. Online shopping carts, scanners, Windows Phone tiles, and yes, rejecting a call and sending it to voicemail. On Tuesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation announced that it’s now gearing up to tackle the latest completely absurd troll, who claims to have invented podcasting.
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has invested in Piston Cloud Computing, which develops an OpenStack distribution for private enterprise clouds. The investment comes only a few weeks after Cisco pumped money into Parallels, which develops cloud automation software. Is Cisco hedging its cloud bets? Sort of.
Piston Cloud Computing, which promotes an OpenStack distribution to enterprise customers, has raised $8 million in series B funding from Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Data Collective and Swisscom Ventures join Divergent Ventures, Hummer Winblad and True Ventures as principal investors. The big question: Is a channel program on the way?
Dot Categories: ApplicationsThe Calligra team has announced the release of version 2.6 of the Calligra Suite, Calligra Active and the Calligra Office Engine. This version provides new features, substantial usability polishing, and bugfixes. Calligra is seeing a lot of development, so many new features are mentioned in the announcement, and the applications are becoming more and more mature. This is the second major update after the initial release of Calligra in April last year.
For anyone still using a Thunderbolt, it's nice that the phone is being updated at all rather than being fated to run Gingerbread forever, as has been the case for so many other phones. But the Thunderbolt's update still sums up pretty much everything that's wrong with the Android ecosystem's ever-worsening software fragmentation problems:
As I have written in Phoronix articles many times before, my particular recommendation for those HTPC users or anyone just watching many movies/videos on their Linux desktop is to use NVIDIA GeForce GPUs with the proprietary driver. NVIDIA VDPAU is widely-supported and tends to "just work" on any modern Linux distribution, the binary driver, and all popular Linux multimedia software like XBMC, VLC, and MPlayer. NVIDIA's Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix does a very good job at offloading the video decode work to the graphics hardware rather than the CPU. Even a very low-end GeForce GPU can get the job done.
So the next instalment of the Steam hardware survey has landed and it's looking good for Linux so far!