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The sought after Linux professional

  •; By Shawn Powers (Posted by bob on Jun 5, 2014 6:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
There's no such thing as "just a Linux sysadmin," which is what makes Linux professionals so incredibly valuable. We've all been hearing that the demand for Linux professionals is "at its highest ever!!!" for years. In recent years, though, it hasn't just been Linux nuts like me saying it. You may reference the 2014 Linux Jobs Report by The Linux Foundation and assume they're biased, but a quick search over at shows that the demand for Linux professionals is a real thing.

Presentation slides from seven talks at ELC 2014

Slide decks from seven talks by the staff of Embedded Linux training specialist Free Electrons at Embedded Linux Conference 2014 are now available for free download. The talks cover a wide range of challenges and issues associated with porting Linux or Android to new embedded hardware platforms and SoCs. Topics include overviews of Buildroot, Yocto, and the Device Tree; discussions of issues such as SMP support and boot-time reduction; and an example of supporting a new ARM-based SoC from Allwinner.

Linux Basics: How to Add and Delete Shell Users on Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux is a popular end-to-end Linux system custom-built for desktop users. Being a highly proactive system, Ubuntu offers a distinct user interface, in addition to a wide array of tools for a largely fuss-free experience.

Tizen, Samsung's self-styled 'OS of Everything,' still has little to offer

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Jun 5, 2014 11:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The first smartphone running the Linux-based Tizen OS is here, even if it will likely be a long time before most of us can get our hands on it. But forget about phones – Tizen is also about cars, TVs, home automation, wearables, and more. At least, that was the message put forth at the third annual Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco this week, where the Samsung-backed project has been rechristened "the OS of Everything."

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 17 (Qiana)

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a securesystem without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 17 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype,Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

June 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: Networking

This month, we're talking about Networking, and everyone in our little "room" understands what we're talking about! So let's peel this issue apart one OSI layer at a time.

Red Hat: 2014:0597-01: squid: Moderate Advisory

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.

Ubuntu: 2229-1: GnuTLS vulnerability

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, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

How to copy the Fedora Install DVD to a USB drive

  • Fedora Magazine; By Ryan Lerch (Posted by bob on Jun 4, 2014 3:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
Many newer, smaller laptops that are available these days no longer have an optical drive (i.e. a CD / DVD drive), so the easiest option to install Fedora on a new machine is to use a USB storage device.

Samsung Launches Industry’s First Tizen Smartphone – the Samsung Z

  • MobileTechNews; By Samsung (Posted by bob on Jun 3, 2014 2:40 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Mobile
The first smartphone running the Linux-based Tizen mobile OS launched today. The Samsung Z will first be made available to app developers.

Apple CEO Cook lashes out at Android's 'hellstew' of malware

iOS rival 'dominates the mobile malware market,' says totally unbiased observer. Apple CEO Tim Cook took a few minutes of his two-hour keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday morning in San Francisco to stick his thumb in Android's eye.

Transcode videos in Fedora with Transmageddon

Transmageddon is a simple, graphical user interface for quickly transcoding videos with Fedora. It is as simple as choosing the file you want to transcode, then choosing the output format, then pressing transcode. Transmageddon is also built on the gstreamer framework, so the input and output formats supported depend on which gstreamer plugins you have installed.

Fedora Present and Future: a 2014 Update (Part IV.d, “Fedora Workstation”)

This is the continuation of part four of a series based on talks at February at DevConf in the Czech Republic. I was going to cover all of the reports from each of the Working Group liaisons in one post, but that turned out to be quite a wall of text, so I’m going to do them one by one, with Josh Boyer from the Fedora Workstation Working Group this week.

Dead and buried: Microsoft's holy war on open-source software

  • c/net; By Charles Cooper (Posted by bob on Jun 2, 2014 4:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
Microsoft's feud with open source has been sputtering for quite some time, and the senior managers who led the anti-open source charge are gone from the scene -- or at least no longer in positions of authority. Open source is now routinely used by corporations around the world, and the company's sniffy put-downs only fed into the perception of Microsoft as out of touch. "There has been a real change," said Forrester analyst Jeffrey Hammond, noting that while that shift hasn't yet permeated the entire Microsoft organization -- particularly the Windows team, "it's seeped into enough of the organization that it's more than just window dressing. There are many example where Microsoft is integrating with, and even creating open source in an effort to grow market share and support customers.

Samsung Continues to Convert Mobile Players to Tizen

Samsung continues to welcome new players into the Tizen family. Its June 2 dev conference may coincide with Tizen smartphone news.

Why Cisco joined the Linaro Digital Home Group

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on May 31, 2014 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: ARM; Story Type: News Story
Cisco CTO for Connected Devices, Ken Morse discusses the “unstoppable rise of ARM-based chips” and explains why Cisco joined the Linaro Digital Home Group. ? ? Why We’re Joining the Linaro Digital Home Group by Ken Morse, CTO, Connected Devices, Cisco ? One of the unmistakable trends happening in consumer electronics is the steady and […]

Synology DS414j review the future of NAS?

  • Linux User Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation; By Rob Zwetsloot (Posted by bob on May 31, 2014 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: ARM, Developer, GNU, Linux
With a dual-core processor and four drive bays, has Synology come up with the perfect upgrade for those who have outgrown dual-bay NAS boxes?

Resizing Images with ImageMagick

Sure, you can open up a graphics program like GIMP and resize an image, but what if you want to resize 10, 50 or 200 images? ImageMagick's convert program is just what you need.

Applied Micro, Canonical claim the first ARM 64-bit server production software deployment

Are 64-bit ARM processors ready for the datacenter? Applied Micro and Canonical claim they are with an upcoming demo of the OpenStack cloud using Ubuntu Linux on an X-Gene server.

Valve Steam Machines delayed until 2015

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS (Posted by bob on May 29, 2014 6:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Steam; Story Type: News Story
Much to the frustration of gamers, Valve's SteamOS Linux-based Steam Machines will be delayed until 2015.

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