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Debian: 3021-2: file: Summary

This update corrects DSA 3021-1, which introduced a regression in the detection of a some "Composite Document Files" (CDF), marking them look as corrupted, with the error: "Can't expand summary_info".

How Google's tiff with certificate authorities can impact you

Miffed certificate authorities are calling on Google to give websites more time to upgrade the security used in browser-to-server communications before displaying warnings in Chrome.

How to install osCommerce on CentOS 7

This tutorial describes how to install osCommerce in CentOS 7. Open Source Commerce (osCommerce) is a popular e-Commerce and online store-management software program that may be easily used on any web server with PHP and MySQL installed. osCommerce is available to users as a free software under the General Public License (GNU).

Analysts predict that Android Wear will beat the Apple Watch

In today's Android roundup: Some analysts think that Android Wear will beat the Apple Watch. Plus: Samsung mocks Apple's iPhone 6 and streaming problems, and iPhone 6 users finally make it to 2012. While I certainly hope that Android Wear devices do well in the marketplace, I have learned over the years to put little faith in the predictions of analysts. Never have so few gotten so much so wrong so many times over the years.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 beta: New software for Linux developers

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Sep 11, 2014 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Developer, Red Hat
Red Hat brings the latest programming tools to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.

Akademy Wednesday and Thursday Wrapup

  •; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by bob on Sep 11, 2014 8:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: KDE
Akademy continues with hacking and BoF meetings. This wrapup meeting video covers sessions from Wednesday and Thursday including accessibility, release team, user information reporting, KDE applications websites, KDevelop and share-like-connect.

Non-Linux FOSS: AutoHotkey

Text expansion and hotkey automation are the sort of things you don't realize you need until you try them. Those of you who ever have played with system settings in order to change the function of a keystroke on your system understand the value of custom hotkeys.

Not appy with your Chromebook? Now it can run Android apps

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Sep 11, 2014 6:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android, Linux
In an effort to bridge the gap between its two mobile platforms, Google has released a beta version of a technology that allows Chrome OS users to run Android apps on their desktops.…

Stephen Hawking Talks About the Linux-Based Intel Connected Wheelchair Project

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 11, 2014 5:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Intel has revealed a new, interesting concept called the Connected Wheelchair, which takes data from users and allows people to share that info with the community and is powered by Linux.

Macworld Folds, Most Staffers Laid Off

Well this is some unfortunate timing. One day after Apple announced two new iPhones and an incredibly ugly watch that no one needs, 9to5 Mac reports that Macworld magazine — which has covered Apple since 1984 — is folding.

Piston Cloud Computing Boosts OpenStack Security

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 11, 2014 3:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
A key feature Piston is pushing forward in version 3.5 of its OpenStack cloud distribution is support for Intel's Trusted Execution Technology.

Linux toilet sends tweets each time you flush

In today's open source roundup: A Linux toilet tweets when you flush. Plus: Thirty things to do after you install Ubuntu, and the Microsoft blue screen of death smartwatch.

Gibbon sees demand for open education grow

Over the previous few months, since I wrote about Gibbon earlier this year on, visits to the Gibbon website have increased 1,000%, with visitors coming from over 70 countries around the world. The extra visits have lead to more downloads, with a current total of 80 Gibbon installations—a flexible, open, and functional school system—in various stages of testing. While still only in full, active use in two schools, with a third coming online in August, Gibbon is now being actively considered and assessed by a number of schools and institutions, including the UN Relief and Works Agency.

A global shift to open source at the university

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 11, 2014 12:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You've probably heard of MIT's OpenCourseWare program by now; or at least, you will have heard that some universities are offering versions of their courses online for free. But what does that even mean? That anybody with an Internet connection can now get a Bachelor's degree from MIT? The answer is still, more or less, "it's complicated." read more

Advice on how to become a linux kernel developer

  • Sankar's Blog; By Sankar (Posted by psankar on Sep 11, 2014 11:52 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel
An advice to students who just start on programming to understand how to become a linux kernel developer.

Can open hardware revive the lost art of tinkering?

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 11, 2014 10:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When's the last time you tinkered with something? Maybe it was someone else's code, maybe it was a project you found on a forum. Were you curious enough to dive in, or did you just toss the idea to the wayside? read more

How to Install LXQt Desktop Environment 0.7.0 in OpenSUSE 13.1

LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment.

30 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu

More and more people are switching to Linux every week and after doing so some of them will ask "So what do I do now?"

This list contains 30 tasks a new user might want to consider after installing Ubuntu and includes basic things such as connecting to the internet to more involved things such as learning about command line tools. Each list item provides links to other articles and videos which provide a demonstration of how to complete the tasks.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to Finally Arrive on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 11, 2014 8:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive seems to have been in the works for ages, but now there is finally some news about it, although it's nothing definitive.

Google changes stance on net neutrality four years after Verizon deal

Four years ago, Google teamed up with Verizon to argue that most network neutrality rules should not apply to cellular networks. The companies got much of what they wanted, with the Federal Communications Commission passing rules that let wireless operators discriminate against third-party applications as long as they disclose their traffic management practices. Wireless companies were also allowed to block applications that don't compete against their telephony services.

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