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Amazon wrote a new TLS crypto library in just 6,000 lines of code

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 11:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
At 1/10 the size of OpenSSL, it should be easier to spot bugs. Amazon Web Services has released a new, open source library that implements TLS encryption – the standard behind the secure HTTPS web protocol – using far less code than the prevailing OpenSSL library.…

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Screencast and Screenshots

Just as any offering in the Mandrake spirit should be - it's even more stable and it has loads of new fun stuff! OpenMandriva Scion (2014.2) is a major update release of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1. What's in and what's new? With this release you can boot the installer or live system from memory stick or DVD on any EFI or BIOS based machine.

Open Source History: What We've Learned So Far

The history of open source is long and storied, and fascinating enough to be a book. Which is what The VAR Guy contributing editor Christopher Tozzi is doing. And while he's been plugging away at his trusty Smith-Corona (not really—he's definitely an open source stalwart), The VAR Guy has been lucky enough to be the recipient of the byproducts of his research.

Tough, IP67-sealed box PC runs Linux on Atom

X-ES unveiled a rugged, sealed embedded PC that runs Linux on an Atom E3800, and offers 4GB of ECC RAM, IP67 protection, M12 ports, and -40 to 70°C support. For its new XPand6903 embedded computer, Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) returned to the same Intel Atom E3800 system-on-chip found in its Linux-ready XPedite8150 and XPedite8152 COM Express modules. The feature sets are close enough that it’s possible there’s a XPedite8150 COM under the hood, although this is not indicated in the documentation.

YouTube for Android now supports 60 FPS video

In today's open source roundup: Android users can now view 60 FPS video on YouTube. Plus: Why Ubuntu is moving to Snappy for packages. And Linux Mint 17.2 released.

Latest Windows 10 Build Has Some Cool Linux Features

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 1, 2015 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Windows 10 is about to launch in less than a month, and it's going to be a very interesting release. We had a chance to play with the latest build, and at least a couple of things have jumped out that you could say are flattering towards Linux..

Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

Microsoft revealed that it will be joining the Linux Foundation R Consortium as a founding member. The founding members of the R Consortium include other major corporations like Google, HP and Oracle.

Supreme Court decision threatens programmers' API rights

The Supreme Court decision that let stand a lower court decision that Java's application programming interface may be subject to copyright could be a developer disaster in the making.

R, Matey: Hoisting the Sails for a Programming Language

Our friends at the Linux Foundation yesterday set sail wit the formation of the R Consortium, which includes such notorious pirates…um, I mean, notable companies as Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Google and Microsoft, along with the other founders like Alteryx, Mango Solutions, Tibco Software, and we won’t be sailin’ without our mateys at, wait for it, RStudio. Of course, when you read that last one, you read it as Arrrrrr Studio, right? Right?

Supreme Court Won't Hear Oracle v. Google Case, Leaving APIs Copyrightable And Innovation At Risk

This is unfortunate, even if it was somewhat expected: the Supreme Court has now rejected Google's request to hear its appeal over the appeals court decision that overturned a lower court ruling on the copyrightability of APIs. The lower court decision, by Judge William Alsup (who learned to code Java to understand the issues), noted that APIs were not copyrightable, as they were mere methods, which are not subject to copyright.

5 tips for translating documentation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 1:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Writing documentation can have a way of getting into your blood, so that you think about it quite a bit, play with some ideas, start various new ideas that may not come to much, and it seems that what you're looking for as much as anything is a task that takes hold of you and develops its own energy to keep you going until you finish.

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How to Migrate Ext2/Ext3 File Systems to Ext4 on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Linux file systems Ext2 and Ext3 have now gone outdated. It is the time to convert the old file systems to the latest one, EXT4. The Ext4 filesystem is faster and more reliable than the previous versions. You dont have to reinstall the system; you can simply convert your existing file system to EXT4 by keeping the stored data unaffected.

LibreOffice 4.4.4 Arrives with Over 70 Bug Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 1, 2015 11:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice 4.4.4 is now available for download and packs over 70 bugfixes. It's not the last one in the series, so expect to see more of these in the coming months.

NoSQL and the next generation of big data

This year, OSCON attendees will have the opportunity to hear Henrik Ingo speak on Selling Opensource 101. Ingo is a senior solutions architect at MongoDB. He is active in many open source projects, and is the author of Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source, a book on open source community ethics and business models. In this interview, he provides insight into MongoDB and explains why it's the platform of choice for big data analytics and for building microservices.

News: Linux Top 3: Linux Mint Rafaela, OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 and VectorLinux 7.1

The new version of Linux Mint is now out and one of the big highlights can be found in the Cinnamon Edition with the new Cinnamon 2.6 update.

Watch: Mark Shuttleworth Talks About Telco and NFV Technologies

The Movilforum website had the great pleasure of interviewing Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical and founder of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux.

Former L0pht man 'Mudge' leaves Google for Washington

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Obama lures hacker out of the roof with gig establishing software transparency lab Mudge, a once-feared and now-respected member of the "L0pht" hacker collective, is headed to Washington to set up a software version of Underwriters' Laboratory.…

Media player mini-PC runs Android on 64-bit octa-core SoC

Tronsmart unveiled a media player mini-PC that runs Android 5.1 on a 64-bit octa-core Rockchip RK3368 SoC and supports H.265 4K video at 60fps via HDMI 2.0. We no longer cover every Android media player or HDMI stick that comes around, but the new Tronsmart “Orion R68″ certainly caught our attention. (So did its similar […]

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Officially Released as a Tribute to Mandrake Linux

The OpenMandriva community, through Kate Lebedeff, had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Linux operating system.

Supreme Court won’t weigh in on Oracle-Google API copyright battle

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Google's appeal of the Google-Oracle API copyright dispute. The high court's move lets stand an appellate court's decision that application programming interfaces (APIs) are subject to copyright protections. Here is how we described the issue in our earlier coverage:

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