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Is Microsoft Wooing Canonical & Important Departures…

A while back I was fitted for a tinfoil hat by some because I had the audacity to suggest that it would be a shrewd business move by the now-Linux-loving Microsoft to buy Canonical because a.) Canonical had technology that Microsoft would want and need to advance in mobile (like the Ubuntu Phone technology, which blows Microsoft’s out of the water currently), and b.) by this time, Mark Shuttleworth is beyond tired of flushing millions after millions down the toilet (though, as a half-billionaire, he still has several decades of current spending before his bank account resembles, well, mine), and who can blame him?

Reasons Why You Might Not Like Lightweight Linux Distributions As A Newbie?

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 9, 2015 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
There are hundreds of Linux distributions and users choose the one based on their day-to-day tasks. Some of the popular Linux distros are Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora etc. Other than this I also suggest users to choose a lightweight distro when they're starting to use Linux. But, In this post I'll talk about the Lightweight Linux distributions and why Lightweight Linux distributions may be bothersome. Although there are benefits of using Light Linux distributions but there is also a fact that I experienced through my blog readers.

Linux: 16 Security Packages Against Windows and Linux Malware Put to the Test

As Linux PCs are increasingly used to connect Windows PCs, they ought to use a security package as well. The lab at AV-TEST put 16 current security solutions to the test under Ubuntu – against Linux and Windows threats. The result is bitter for several products: for some, 85% of the Windows malware goes through unrecognized, and up to 75% of pure Linux malware remains undetected. The Linux world is largely considered a safe fortress against malware, including various types of trojans. But many Linux machines run in a network with Windows PCs. Roughly half of all Web servers, for instance, run with a Linux system. These in turn serve billions of users on the Web. That's why Web servers are a tempting target to be used as a bridgehead for Windows malware threats.

How Xen Manages Security Disclosure

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 9, 2015 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video
The Xen Project Advisory Board's chairman discusses how the open-source virtualization technology behind most public clouds is able to patch security issues before they become real problems.

Install Quokka on a Centos VPS

In this blog post we will show you how to install Quokka on a Centos VPS with Nginx and uWSGI. Quokka is open source flexible content management system based on the Flask web framework . You can use Quokka to build a web portal, publish a blog or use it as a document management system . With the existing Quokka modules you can create an e-commerce application or fundraising website. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for a Centos 7 VPS.

Fretting about Stagefright on Galaxy S5? CyanogenMod's stable release has a fix

CyanogenMod has rolled out stable builds for about 50 handsets and is including the October security fixes that Google released this week for Nexus devices. For Android users concerned about easily exploited bugs like Stagefright 1.0 and 2.0, it seems that the fastest way to get critical security updates is to replace the device's existing firmware with CyanogenMod.

Ubuntu Touch to Get Updated Android Drivers and Kernel

The Ubuntu Touch platform is still using some Android bits and it looks like the developers are preparing to upgrade those components as well in the coming months.

A decade of Linux patent non-aggression: The Open Invention Network

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 9, 2015 2:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud, Linux
One reason why Linux weathered patent attacks and trolls to become today's dominant server and cloud operating system is because the Open Invention Network united its supporters into a strong patent consortium.

Linux: Sarah Sharp defines what makes a good community

In today's open source roundup: Sarah Sharp shares her thoughts about what makes a good community. Plus: Norbert Preining examines Sarah Sharp's crusade. And Linux redditors share their thoughts about the Sarah Sharp controversy.

Smartmobe brain maker Qualcomm teases 64-bit ARM server chip secrets

Prototype has 24 cores, in the hands of techies to test drive. Qualcomm, the maker of processors for Nexus smartphones and other mobes and tablets, has revealed early specifications for its upcoming server chips.

Season of KDE 2015 Now Open

Season of KDE 2015 is now open for applications. To apply head to register as a student and click "Submit a proposal".

Protecode: Open Source Code Will Power 95 Pct. of Companies by 2017

  •; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Oct 8, 2015 10:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Protecode, which specializes in open source code management services, has published an infographic that details trends in open source programming and development.

Get started with Sweet Home 3D on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 8, 2015 10:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Sweet Home 3D is an open source interior design application that allows people to draw a layout of their home, test new furniture arrangements before actually trying them out, and finally visit the virtual home in 3D view. It is quite powerful and extensible, but it remains relatively simple to use even for people who know very little or nothing about home design. This tutorial will guide you through the first steps in designing with Sweet Home 3D.

Developer creates an open source glucose monitoring and tracking app he can trust

When Benjamin Kerensa, a software developer and newly diagnosed diabetes sufferer, didn’t find any open source glucose monitoring apps he set out to write his own. The fruit of his labor is called Glucosio.

IBM chases Intel with new Power-based Linux servers sold over the Web

IBM is gunning for a slice of Intel's x86 server chip business with a new family of Power systems that run Linux and will be sold directly to customers over the Web.

Manjaro 15.09-1 Cinnamon Screenshot Tour

The Manjaro community is proud to present a new Manjaro Cinnamon Edition installation media. With the release 15.09-1 we changed our visual approach on things within Cinnamon. For instance we now use standard Plymouth, the background got changed in LightDM. We took also a spin on our wallpapers and icon-themes. Cinnamon got updated to the latest 2.6 series with all its enhancements.

Unity 8: All You Need to Know

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 8, 2015 6:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical is working on the next generation of the Unity desktop, and it has big plans for it, but it's not yet ready for this particular environment. Here are some details about the new desktop that users might want to know.

Red Hat CEO & Others to Keynote at ‘All Things Open’

Actually, it’s something of a miracle that the event is still good-to-go. IT-oLogy, the organization behind ATO, is headquartered in Columbia, S.C., which was subject to massive flooding last week in the wake of hurricane Joaquin. In fact, the organizations headquarters are located only blocks away from the Congaree River, the source of much flooding.

Coding in a safe place

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 8, 2015 4:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
The Python Software Foundation's (PSF) Director Carol Willing is ready for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women conference to start on October 14. One of the many highlights of her week will most definitely be the Open Source Day Codeathon, where some attendees will be making their very first contributions to open source. read more

The Linux Kernel and Politeness

Rudeness on the Linux kernel lists is only the surface of a far larger problem.

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