New story! Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack

An email-based attack spotted in Brazil recently employed an unusual but potent technique to spy on a victim’s Web traffic. The technique exploited security flaws in home routers to gain access to the administrator console.

New story! Fedora community in Mumbai, India celebrates the Fedora 21 release

Every time a new release of Fedora becomes available, Fedora user communities around the world gather to share the new release with each other, upgrade their systems, and eat celebratory cake.

New story! Meizu Pokes Fun at Samsung Reps Impressed by MX4 Ubuntu Edition

Meizu is now showing the MX4 Ubuntu Edition at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and it looks like Samsung employees are also looking at what Ubuntu has to offer, not just regular fans.

New story! Hadoop gets native C/C++ injection

  • The Register; By Gavin Clarke (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 12:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer
Big data for the non-Java generation Like Hadoop but it’s just a bit too Javary? There’s now an answer for that: MapReduce for C (MR4C).…

New story! Quad-core MediaTek SoC spins Cortex-A72 into Android tablets

MediaTek unveiled an “MT8173? SoC for Android tablets that mixes 2.4GHz Cortex-A72 and -A53 cores with a PowerVR GPU, and also showed an octa-core -A53 SoC.

New story! Ubuntu MATE Is One of the Last Major Distros to Officially Support PowerPC

Ubuntu MATE has been providing PowerPC support for some time now, but the developers have made some serious improvements to this particular feature in the latest 15.04 Beta 1 update. We already covered the "panel selection" that allows users to change the look and feel of the system with just a single click. It might not seem like much, but not too many Linux devs have this kind of features.

New story! Unity 5 Ships and Brings One Click WebGL Export to Legions of Game Developers

Mozilla’s goal of high quality plugin-free gaming on the Web is taking a giant leap forward today with the release of Unity 5. This new version of the world’s most popular game development tool includes a preview of their amazing WebGL exporter.

New story! How to install latest Firefox, Chromium and Opera Browser on Ubuntu Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 3, 2015 9:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The article will guide you through the installation process of the latest versions of Mozila Firefox, Chromium and Opera. Throughout the article you will see the download links and the commands needed to perform the installation of the the browser.

New story! Mad Max From Avalanche Studios Confirmed For Linux

You like car games right? Well the crazy and amazing looking Mad Max has been confirmed for Linux/SteamOS.

New story! Jolla shows off Sailfish tablet, promises ultra-secure phone

Jolla released Sailfish OS 2.0, showed off the first tablet to run the OS, and announced plans with SSH to develop a security-hardened version of Sailfish. Finland-based Jolla had a huge success on Indiegogo last November with it Jolla tablet, the first tablet to run its Android-compatible, Meego Linux based Sailfish OS.

New story! Has the Supreme Court made patent reform legislation unnecessary?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 3, 2015 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As Congress gears up again to seriously consider patent litigation abuse—starting with the introduction of H.R. 9 (the "Innovation Act") last month—opponents of reform are arguing that recent Supreme Court cases have addressed concerns. Give the decisions time to work their way through the system, they assert. read more

New story! Bringing Native Games to the Web is About to get a Whole Lot Easier

GDC 2015 is a major milestone in a long term collaboration between Mozilla and the world’s biggest game engine makers. We set out to bring high performance games to the Web without plugins, and that goal is now being realized. … Continue reading

New story! Khronos announces openGL successor Vulkan

In today's open source roundup: Vulkan is the next generation successor to openGL. Plus: Korora 21 reviews, and Worms Clan Wars available on Linux.

New story! Firefox 36 available in Fedora 21 and Fedora 20

Last week, Mozilla released version 36 of the Firefox web browser, and the updated packages are now also available from the Fedora repositories. This new update provides a handful of […]

New story! 6 Linux-y announcements from Mobile World Congress

Here are some of the major announcements from MWC that show that Linux has become an unstoppable force.

New story! NXP gobbles up Freescale in smart car and IoT silicon push

NXP Semiconductor has merged with Freescale Semiconductor, in a $11.8 billion deal that creates a $40 billion firm focused on ADAS automotive and IoT apps. Freescale, which is one of the largest semiconductor firms serving the embedded Linux market along with Texas Instruments, is being acquired by Dutch chipmaker NXP in a $40 billion merger […]

New story! Be a responsible open source user

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 3, 2015 12:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Too many of us who work with open source software in our daily lives think of ourselves as users, people who merely take advantage of open source tools without considering ourselves as an integral part of the development process. That's right. By working with an open source tool, you're automatically part of that tool's development process. You are not a user. You are a contributor. Whether you're a good contributor or a bad contributor is up to you—you still have a responsibility. read more

New story! Keep Tabs on Your Stuff with the What’s in My Bag Web App

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Mar 3, 2015 11:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Python
To learn the basics of the Python Bottle framework, I cobbled together a simple web app for tracking items in a bag.

New story! The Cat That Has Linux’s Tongue

When I first decided that I wanted to use text to speech on a daily basis, I began researching and testing the available applications. The Mint/Ubuntu repositories showed much promise. The first thing I did was become acquainted with the KDE app Jovie. It’s appeal was that it’s built to work right in KDE, but right out of the gate I ran into a such a high level of complexity and gaping holes in usability that I just shut it down and began searching for other solutions. Apparently, Jovie depends on other voice “synthesisers” to get working.

New story! Vulkan Really Is The Official Name Of The Next Generation OpenGL Initiative

It has been officially announced now, so Vulkan API it is! We are entering a new era of graphical performance.

New story! Exploring the world of OpenStack, ensuring successful deployment, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 3, 2015 8:29 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

New story! Intel unveils Atom x3, x5, and x7 mobile SoCs

Intel announced new “Cherry Trail-T” Atom x5 and x7 SoCs, mainly targeting Android and Windows 10 tablets, plus a low-cost LTE-enabled “Sofia” Atom x3 SoC. Over the last year, as Intel suffered from slow sales of mobile Atom system-on-chips aimed at smartphones and tablets, the company has downplayed its mobile marketing while instead banging the […]

New story! Google's 'encrypted-by-default' Android is NOT encrypting by default

It's sad that this isn't really a surprise Last year, Google said Android 5, codenamed Lollipop, will encrypt the contents of smartphones and tablets by default. Now it's broken that promise.…

New story! Firefox OS heading for Africa — and the U.S. too

Orange announced a $40 “Klif” Firefox OS phone for Africa, and Mozilla says it’s working with Verizon Wireless and others on Firefox OS feature phones. There’s still no evidence that Mozilla’s HTML-focused Firefox OS has made much of a dent in the world smartphone market, where it has been focused on low-end devices sold primarily […]

New story! Groovy Java guy off for Restlet

Guillaume Laforge, leader of the Groovy project, is joining Restlet, a small company which supports the open source Restlet framework.

New story! Is cloud computing secure enough for spies? CIA bets on Amazon

Intelligence agencies do more than just spy on you in the cloud. Some, like the CIA, use the cloud for their own purposes.

New story! How Could VARs Use the $89 Ubuntu Linux Symple PC?

The founder of the Symple PC, an $89 computer that runs Canonical's Ubuntu Linux 14.04 and is built from recycled hardware, envisions the device as a key part of VAR services.

New story! How to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook

Love your Chromebook, but want to run Linux programs simultaneously too? Now you can.

New story! Worms Clan Wars Now Available On Linux

Need your fix of Worms? Worms Clan Wars is now available natively on Linux, and a massive sale too! Time to send in the exploding sheep!

New story! Korora 21 Review

Fedora has always been a popular desktop Linux distribution, but it has not always had the reputation of being welcoming to new Linux users or to those who just want it to work right “out of the box” with multimedia codecs or proprietary software. Korora is a Fedora spin that tries to provide a user-friendly desktop experience with little or no additional work needed by the user. Korora 21 is the latest release and it offers a number of improvements for users.

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