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One in five consumers upgraded to Win10 for free instead of buying a PC

Just why were retail sales s*$%t last year? Microsoft's OS roll out didn't help Microsoft’s free upgrade of Windows 10 hit PC makers where it hurt though the extent of this was apparently a surprise to the software giant, data druids at Gartner have claimed.…

Canonical Patches Security Issue on Ubuntu Forums, Passwords Weren't Compromised

It would appear that, on the day of July 14, 2016, the Ubuntu Forums were compromised by someone who managed to get past the security measures implemented by Canonical and access the forum's database.

New journal HardwareX to promote open source hardware for science

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 15, 2016 9:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To bring scientific hardware into the mainstream and reward scientists that develop it, the largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, has just announced a new open access journal: HardwareX. The purpose of HardwareX is to help accelerate the distribution of low-cost high-quality open source scientific hardware.

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

Increasingly, as open source technology becomes more pervasive, tech and DevOps workers are choosing to or being asked to build out and oversee their own open source projects. From Google, to Netflix to Facebook, companies are also releasing their open source creations to the community.

Automotive Grade Linux spec v2.0 arrives, adoption grows

The Automotive Grade Linux project released v2 of its open platform for connected cars, and added support for Raspberry Pi, DragonBoard, and Wandboard SBCs. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, which is developing a “Linux-based, open platform for the connected car,” announced the release of the second version of its Unified Code Base […]

Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 15, 2016 6:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
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Upgrade to Linux Mint 18 from Linux Mint 17.3 is now available

Few days back Linux Mint 18 Sarah released with Cinnamon and Mate flavours.The users on previous versions were said to wait for the upgrade to arrive.Now the wait has come to an end,now users on Linux Mint 17.3 can upgrade to the latest release.

Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 15, 2016 4:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
We recently sat down with the Xen Project chairperson, Lars Kurth, to talk about some of the key features of the release and the future of Xen Project technology.

Watch: Security Researchers use Ubuntu Linux to Hack ROS-Powered Surgical Robots

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 15, 2016 3:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Today we're continuing our "Watch" series of articles with a new one where you'll be able to see a group of security researchers attempting to hack a surgical robot, courtesy of Motherboard.

Automotive Grade Linux Releases 2.0 Spec Amid Growing Support

The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, which is developing a “Linux-based, open platform for the connected car,” announced the release of the second version of its Unified Code Base (UCB) distribution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). The latest version adds features like audio routing, rear seat display support, the beginnings of an app platform, and new development boards including the DragonBoard, Wandboard, and Raspberry Pi.

Microsoft silently kills dev backdoor that lets you boot Linux on Windows RT slabs

Patch Tuesday wasn't just about browser bugs Microsoft has quietly killed a vulnerability that can be exploited to unlock ARM-powered Windows RT tablets and boot non-Redmond-approved operating systems.…

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Sam Dean (Posted by bob on Jul 15, 2016 1:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
Increasingly, as open source technology becomes more pervasive, tech and DevOps workers are choosing to or being asked to build out and oversee their own open source projects. From Google, to Netflix to Facebook, companies are also releasing their open source creations to the community.

You Can Now Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon and MATE to Linux Mint 18

Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" computer operating system arrived two weeks ago, on June 30, with the usual Cinnamon and MATE editions, but an upgrade patch was not available for users running Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa".

Rogue Wave Software's Zend Server

The CTO at Rogue Wave Software, Zeev Suraski, says he's never seen anything like PHP 7 in the software space - namely the halving of hardware needs after a mostly painless software upgrade.

Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases

Xen Project technology supports more than 10 million users and is a staple in some of the largest clouds in production today, including Amazon Web Service, Tencent, and Alibaba’s Aliyun. Recently, the project announced the arrival of Xen Project Hypervisor 4.7.

bc: Command line calculator

  • Fedora Magazine; By Paul W. Frields (Posted by bob on Jul 14, 2016 9:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
If you run a graphical desktop environment, you probably point and click your way to a calculator when you need one. The Fedora Workstation, for example, includes the Calculator tool. It features several different operating modes..........

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 LTS to Drop Broken GNOME Maps App from Default Install

Ubuntu GNOME maintainer Jeremy Bicha informs the community today about the fact that the popular GNOME Maps application from the GNOME Stack has recently lost its free map tile service, MapQuest.

Low power Sitara SBC has dual GbEs and M.2 for WiFi/BT

Advantech’s 3.5-inch “RSB-4221” SBC runs Android or Linux on a TI Sitara AM3358 SoC and features dual GbE, USB and serial I/O, and an M.2 slot for wireless.

OpenVPN - Secure you server administration with multiplatform VPN connection

OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN which implements the OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension by using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol. For this tutorial, we are going to use a Debian or Ubuntu server. You can use any server you already have in production.

Ubuntu MATE, Pithos and the Sounds of Popcorn

Our resident Linux newbie finds another hardware problem, akin to popcorn in the machine, in his quest to give new life to an old Sony Vaio by using Linux.

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