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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.…

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

How to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook

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

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!

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.

Progress Extends Rollbase Cloud App Tools to HP Helion OpenStack

Progress Software's Rollbase platform for cloud-based app development has been certified for Helion, HP's OpenStack distribution.

ezgo 12 RC Screenshot Tour

ezgo 12 RC is available. ezgo is a Linux distribution containing a wealth of interactive educational software and teaching materials.

Best Linux distro for the Macbook Pro?

In today's open source roundup: Which distro is best to run on a Macbook Pro? Plus: Open source and the user experience, and five grep tools for Linux.

Installation and Usage Guide for CSF firewall

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 2, 2015 8:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
CSF stands for Configserver security and firewall. CSF is a configuration script built to provide better security to servers , at the same time providing a large number of configuration options and features to configure and secure with extra checks to ensure smooth operation. It helps in locking down public access and to restrict what can be accessed like only e-mails or only websites, etc. To add more power to this, it comes with a Login Failure Daemon (LFD) script that runs all the time to scan for failed attempts to login to the server to detect bruteforce-attacks.

Webmaker App Takes Fresh Approach to Digital Literacy

Tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla will release an open beta of the Webmaker app: a free, independent web publishing tool. This is an important next step in Mozilla’s effort to dramatically increase digital literacy around the world. … Continue reading

Online programming contests are overrated

  • Sankar's Blog; By Sankar (Posted by psankar on Mar 2, 2015 6:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Criticisms about online programming contests and algorithm-focused interviews

Jolla launches Sailfish 2.0, now with added security

Tablet coming later this year, but will it be competitive? MWC 2015 Jolla, the smouldering platform which was born out of Nokia’s decision to go Microsoft, has announced its new version of the Sailfish OS.…

Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 2, 2015 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Not even nuking it from orbit will do the job, we fear It's the first Monday of the month, so time for us to have a look at desktop operating system market share again!…

Why large companies use open source ERP

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 2, 2015 3:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The main reason larger companies use open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is because they are cheaper and easier to customize. read more

Mozilla, KDDI, LG Collaborate to Create New Category of Firefox OS Phones

New range of intuitive and easy-to-use phones to be powered by Firefox OS Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress – March 1, 2015 Mozilla, the mission based organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people’s hands, together...

Pardus 3.0 Screenshot Tour

Pardus 3.0 is availalble. Pardus Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution jointly developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey and National Academic Network and Information Centre. It started its life as a Gentoo-based project before developing its own unique identity. Since late 2012 the distribution is based on Debian GNU/Linux.

First peek at the next Ubuntu 15.04 nester line-up

Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Barney McGrubuntu, Cuthbert, GNOME and MATE Ubuntu 15.04 is here – almost. The first beta of Vivid Vervet has been delivered, and with it have come images of the penguin flock that nestles on this OS.…

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