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Game of Thrones adventure released for Android

Let’s face it, if you’re a viewer of the TV show or a reader of the books or both, you’ve probably thought you could do much better than the characters in the story, right? Well, now we’re all going to get our chance to rise or fall in Westeros. I wonder how many of us will succeed and join the small council, or fail and end up dead and rotting high above the gates of Casterly Rock?

Fedora 21 Raves & DRM Happiness

But the real reason behind Fedora 21’s success? It’s an odd-numbered release. Historically, the odd-numbered releases have always been better than the even-numbered ones. Don’t ask me why. There’s no documentation or detailed research to prove why it happens this way. It’s just a physical law of the universe.

UT One Ubuntu Tablet Delayed; Rooted Android Device May Come Instead

The UT One tablet, the mobile device based on Canonical's Ubuntu Touch Linux OS, has been delayed, but its developer may instead release an Android device that can also run Ubuntu.

Install and Configure PureFTPd with MySQL on an OpenSUSE Linux VPS

Pure-FTPd is a free (BSD), secure, production-quality and standard-conformant FTP server which is actively supported and designed with security in mind. It focuses on efficiency....

Total War Series finally appears on Linux

The British video games company The Creative Assembly has finally begun releasing successful strategy games of the Total War series for Linux. The first title that was published recently is Empire: Total War.

Hackable Roomba integrates Raspberry Pi

iRobot’s hackable $200 “Create 2? version of its Roomba robot for STEM education can be programmed with a laptop, or via an onboard Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

Multiple X.Org Vulnerabilities Found, One Is from 1987

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Dec 12, 2014 2:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One of the most important features of the open source development community is its ability to self-correct, even if it takes a very long time. A number of issues in X servers have been corrected recently, and some of them were actually very old. The record holder is a bug introduced back in 1987.

Mozilla to Support Certificate Transparency in Firefox

Mozilla is planning to add support for Certificate Transparency checks in Firefox in the near future, but the company says that the feature won’t be turned on by default at first. Certificate Transparency is a proposal from engineers at Google that would help resolve some of the issues with certificate authorities, fraudulent certificates and stolen certificates. The framework would provide a public log of every certificate that’s issued by compliant CAs and also would provide proof to users’ browsers when each certificate is presented. Google is planning to implement CT in Chrome, and now Mozilla officials say that the company will implement in Firefox, but the process will be a gradual one.

Ubuntu Core Linux Gets 'Snappy' for Docker Container Security

From an application deployment perspective, applications for Snappy Ubuntu are packaged as "snaps," which provides a mechanism to help ensure package authenticity and security.

"Not only will users be able to validate what they downloaded is exactly what they wanted, they will also be able to validate that the current state on disk matches that at any time," Kirkland said. "The tools for this are not yet included, but are a critical piece of our security design and will become available during our beta program."

Rugged SMARC module runs Linux on i.MX6

Adlink unveiled an “LEC-iMX6? SMARC COM built around Freescale’s i.MX6, with up to 2GB soldered DDR3L and 64GB eMMC, plus -40 to 85°C temperature support. The LEC-iMX6 is designed for portable — or just plain small — industrial automation, medical, testing and measurement, transportation, and digital signage applications. Like most embedded vendors this year, Adlink uses the IoT acronym, and here it actually seems to fit.

Hachicorp Raises $10M to Advance Open Source DevOps Vision

  • Enterprise Apps Today; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 11, 2014 10:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
Developer behind the popular open source Vagrant tool expands with new commercial product and the money to move it forward.

The 7DFPS Challenge 2014: A Linux Perspective

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Dec 11, 2014 9:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Last month, hundreds of developers from around the world came together to challenge themselves to make first person games in seven days for the 7DFPS game jam.

Porteus 3.1 Screenshot Tour

The Porteus community was delighted to find that Santa had dropped into our chimney a little early this year and left a shiny new Porteus Desktop edition 3.1, as well as Porteus Kiosk edition 3.2.0. A major change in the new desktop edition is the inclusion of the new LXQt desktop which replaces both Razor-qt and LXDE. Changes in this release (relative to 3.1) include: Linux kernel 3.17.4; kernel configuration 0 compiled support for FB_EFI, increased number of Aufs branches to 1024, added input drivers; Porteus installer - user must type 'OK' before MBR will be updated; added 'ntpdate' utility from NTP package which synchronizes the clock over Internet if 'timezone=' cheatcode is enabled.

NVIDIA Launches a New Stable Driver for Linux Users, Latest Kernels Supported

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Dec 11, 2014 7:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new set of NVIDIA Linux drivers has been released and this time they are for the long-lived branch, which makes them perfect candidates to be added in the official repositories.

Firefox 35 Set to Be More Responsive and Conversational

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 11, 2014 6:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
Firefox 35 Beta is now out for testing and it includes a few interesting new features that both end-users and developers will likely benefit from.

Linux Mint 17.1 and the question of the "best" Linux desktop

In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint 17.1 might be the best desktop distribution this year...or not. Plus: GNOME or KDE in Fedora 21? And Windows 10 users crave features that are already available in Linux.

XRDPConfigurator is now Open Source

XRDPConfigurator - a GUI application for configuring XRDP - has now been released under the Apache License, by the author of the popular X11RDP-o-Matic.

Cloud begins to take hold in the C-suite

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Dec 11, 2014 3:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
A recent survey of 1000 C-suite executives found surprisingly broad support for hybrid clouds, which seems to show that the cloud as a whole is mainstreaming as executives see the value in moving certain workloads there.

Say hi to Linux's future: Fedora 21 is here

Red Hat's latest community Linux distribution, Fedora 21, is here and it offers a glimpse at Linux's future.

Should marketing professionals learn how to code?

Elaine Marino says that she's a reformed "Ad-girl." Today, she's a still a marketer but has added developer to her skillset. Why? While a Marketing Manager for a start-up built on .Net, she realized she couldn't help them if she couldn't understand them. She was left out of the conversation. So, she picked up coding. Specifically, Ruby on Rails. By adding coding to her skillset, her passion changed and thus, so did the course of her professional career. She started LadyCoders Productions, a job that combines her coding skills with her marketing communications, event planning, and project management skills. Elaine tells me in this interview why some marketers should learn to code. Should you? read more

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