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Microsoft blocks Linux installations

  • TechEye; By Nick Farrell (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2016 5:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Microsoft
Microsoft has blocked a flaw in Windows RT which allowed the users to install non-Redmond approved operating systems on Windows RT tablets. Microsoft has closed a backdoor left open in Windows RT even though the OS is pretty much dead in the water as Vole can’t be bothered with it any more.

Which Android problems annoy you the most?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Linux Lite 3.0, and fake Pokemon GO apps have been found on the Google Play Store.

Profiles Of The Top 7 Bug Hunters From Around the Globe

  • DarkReading; By Sean Martin (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2016 3:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The true value of crowdsourced security lies in the diversity of knowledge, experience, and bug-hunting methods employed by security researchers. Additional value is oftentimes further defined by differing cultures, perspectives and backgrounds depending on geographic location.

A Linux Kernel Wizard's Adventures in Embedded Hardware

Sometimes the best tutorials come not from experts, but from proficient newcomers who are up to date on the latest entry-level technologies and can remember what it’s like to be a newbie. It also helps if, like Grant Likely, the teacher is a major figure in embedded Linux who understands how hardware is ignited by software.

3 open source data visualization tools for Hadoop

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2016 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Looking for ways to draw meaningful conclusions from big data? In his lightning talk at Great Wide Open 2016, Rommel Garcia gives us quick takeaways for three open source tools that help Hadoop users do just that: read more

Flaw in vBulletin add-on leads to Ubuntu Forums database breach

  • CSOonline.com; By Lucian Constantin (Posted by abennett on Jul 18, 2016 11:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu support forums users should be on the lookout for dodgy emails after the website's database of 2 million email addresses was stolen. Canonical announced the security breach on Friday after being notified that someone was claiming to have a copy of the UbuntuForums.org database. An investigation revealed that an attacker did get access to the website's user records through a vulnerability.

Tips for managing your project's issue tracker

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2016 10:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Issue-tracking systems are important for many open source projects, and there are many open source tools that provide this functionality but many projects opt to use GitHub's built-in issue tracker. Its simple structure makes it easy for others to weigh in, but issues are really only as good as you make them. read more

Install Sails.js with Apache as a reverse proxy on CentOS 7

  • RoseHosting.com Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jul 18, 2016 9:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In today’s article we will install Sails.js on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache configured as a reverse proxy.

Creating your first Git repository

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2016 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Now it is time to learn how to create your own Git repository, and how to add files and make commits. In the previous installments in this series, you learned how to interact with Git as an end user; you were the aimless wanderer who stumbled upon an open source project's website, cloned a repository, and moved on with your life. You learned that interacting with Git wasn't as confusing as you may have thought it would be, and maybe you've been convinced that it's time to start leveraging Git for your own work. read more

This Week in Open Source News: AGL Releases Unified Code Base 2.0, Enterprise Software Uses Flawed Code, & More

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2016 5:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
A roundup of "This Week in Open Source News: AGL Releases Unified Code Base 2.0, Enterprise Software Uses Flawed Code............

Linux Kernel 4.6.4 Lands in the Stable Arch Linux Repositories, Update Now

The Linux kernel maintainers have managed to upgrade the operating system's stable kernel to the recently released Linux 4.6.4 version.

Fresh Guide for Arch Linux Post Installation

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jul 18, 2016 1:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Arch
We know Arch Linux Comes without GUI & No additional software’s so we have to install everything manually also We have to tweak & adjust some settings to make your Desktop easier as well as better performance for more user friendly.

Toyota throws weight behind Linux patent protection group

Toyota and other car companies have joined the Open Invention Network patent non-aggression community.

Microsoft and Its Patent Minions at Nokia Still Have Patent Stacking Ambitions Against Android/Linux OEMs

Weaponisation of European companies for the sake of artificial elevation of prices (patent taxes) a growing issue for Free/Open Source software (FOSS) and those behind it are circulating money among themselves not for betterment of products but for the crippling of FOSS contenders

Why Microsoft's Linux lovefest goes hand-in-hand with its Azure cloud strategy

What a difference 15 years makes. A little over 15 years ago to this month, Microsoft's then-CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a "cancer" due to intellectual property concerns at the time. It's a commonly-held belief that Microsoft was at war with Linux as a result of the threat Linux posed to Windows Server.

The curious tale of vanishing Linux & SteamOS ports, a status on a few of them

People keep asking me to highlight this issue, so I will. There is a growing number of games that have at some point said a Linux port will happen and then we wait and nothing happens.

How Drupal can save taxpayers' time and money

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 17, 2016 2:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Providing web services for the government of one of the most populous U.S. states (Georgia) is no small task, but it's made a bit easier thanks to Drupal, open source software, and the work of Kendra Skeene and the GeorgiaGov Interactive team. read more

6 Excellent Open Source Google Drive Clients

Google Drive is a very popular cloud storage service. Files can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

Storing large binary files in git repositories

Storing large binary files in Git repositories seems to be a bottleneck for many Git users. Because of the decentralized nature of Git, which means every developer has the full change history on his or her computer, changes in large binary files cause Git repositories to grow by the size of the file in question every time the file is changed and the change is committed. The growth directly affects the amount of data end users need to retrieve when they need to clone the repository. Storing a snapshot of a virtual machine image, changing its state and storing the new state to a Git repository would grow the repository size approximately with the size of the respective snapshots. If this is day-to-day operation in your team, it might be that you are already feeling the pain from overly swollen Git repositories.

Top 5: 22 open source tools for creatives, how to get started with Git, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 17, 2016 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
In this week's Top 5, we highlight 22 open source tools for creatives, how to get started with Git, how the Fedora Project will deliver a reproducible build system for Docker images, eight ways to get started in open source, and five hacks for landing your dream job in tech. Top 5 articles of the week 5. 5 hacks for landing your tech dream job read more

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