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The NSW Police and Singapore's PCS Security Pte Ltd have been named as buyers of FinFischer malware, along with the intelligence arms of the Hungarian, Italian, and Bosnian governments... Singaporean company PCS Security is alleged to have parted with €3.2 million for FinFisher malware, which is claimed by WikiLeaks to be able to operate under all major desktop and mobile operating systems, namely Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile.
“Our production value continues to improve with each video and tutorial we create,” Jared wrote. “‘Superusers: The Legendary GNU/LINUX Show’ is leagues ahead of our first episode, ‘What is a Robot?’ The ten computer science videos proposed in our Indiegogo campaign will only be better. We will focus on improving our script writing, fine-tuning the balance of education and entertainment, incorporating more animations, and refining our audio/visual production techniques.” So far, they’ve created videos under the subject headings Computer Science, Linux, Web Development and Python.
The German site, which recently posted a bunch of allegedly leaked screenshots of the rumored-to-be-upcoming Windows 9 Technical Preview, has now taken to posting videos that showcase some of the upcoming OS’s features.
The days of free and open source software being something that only pasty white guys living in their moms’ basements cared about are long gone. Today, the FOSS movement is absolutely huge, with even big companies buying into the concept thanks to the cost savings and beneficial functionality offered by increasingly competitive and polished FOSS options.
LXer Feature: 14-Sept-2014
The big story this past week had to do with Net Neutrality. Google once in partnership with Verizon and essentially against it have now changed their minds and Larry Cafiero told us why many sites participated in a "Internet Slowdown" in protest to the coming throttles to our access speed to it on Wednesday. Carla Schroder shows us how to build a Linux Server and 30 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu. Enjoy!
Linux creator Linus Torvalds is well-known for his strong opinions on many technical things. But when it comes to systemd, the init system that has caused a fair degree of angst in the Linux world, Torvalds is neutral.
This is the first in a series of articles about gaming within Linux. The article provides an overview of GOG and shows how to install and use Linux and Windows games and how to set up controllers to play those games.
As a de-facto packet capture tool, tcpdump provides flexible packet filtering capabilities. The libpcap packet capture engine which tcpdump is based upon supports standard packet filtering rules such as 5-tuple packet header (source/destination IP addresses/ports and IP protocol type) filtering.
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com.
Top 5 articles of the week
#5. Three Drupal education distros reviewed
SK Telecom will develop in-house the open-source and x86 server-based network switch. Once the network switch is developed by early next year and in place in the company’s data centers, it is expected to open a new “do-it-yourself” era for network equipment.
Developers today more often then not require multiple tools to build for desktop and mobile web applications. It's a challenge that Mozilla is aiming to solve with a new cross-platform web development add-on. The new Firefox Tools Adaptor will now enable a developer to leverage the developer tools in Firefox for applications that will run on multiple platforms. The new plugin extends the reach of Firefox's developers tools beyond the Firefox browser for the desktop and Android, to apps that will run on Chrome as well as Safari in IOS.
Smartwatches have been the next big thing since 1982. But 2015 is going to be different: when the Apple Watch drops early next year it's going to start a whole new wave of wearable tech. And if that doesn't? Well, we've got smartwatches to look forward to from pretty much everyone else.
Here is one way to administer your petabyte supercomputer.
CLion provides intelligent support for the C/C++ programming languages and is "seamlessly integrated" with the well-known CMake build system. As readers will know, CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test, and package as it controls the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files.
A download manager is computer software that is dedicated to the task of downloading files, optimizing bandwidth usage, and operating in a more organized way.
Just about any Linux makes an excellent media server because it's lightweight and stable, so you can use whatever flavor you're most comfortable with. Any Ubuntu variant (Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and so on) is exceptionally nice to set up as a media server because they make it easy to get restricted codecs. I have Xubuntu running on a ZaReason MediaBox. This is a simple system for playing movies and music. It is not a DVR (digital video recorder), and it doesn't need a TV tuner because I don't have any broadcast TV. No cable, satellite, nor over-the-air even. Don't want it and don't miss it. But if that's something you want you may have it, because Linux wants us to be happy.
Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack provider, today announced the launch of Mirantis OpenStack Express 2.0. The on-demand offering now enables enterprises to deploy the most current OpenStack edition, OpenStack Icehouse, in a robust, easy-to-use, enterprise-grade cloud service.
Open source games roundup
Week of August 7 - September 13, 2014
In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we take a look at the big Minecraft news, download some GOG games from the command line, and Hack 'n' Slash.
Jeff Hoogland, the lead developer of Bodhi Linux, said in a blog post on Friday that “for a variety of reasons,” he is stepping down from the leadership of his “labor of love.”
Bodhi Linux, based on Ubuntu, is a lightweight distro leveraging the Enlightenment Desktop. A note on the Bodhi Linux web page says, “We regret to inform you Bodhi Linux is no longer being maintained,” and has a link to Hoogland’s blog page.
We've mentioned in the past how Comcast has been pretending to support net neutrality, with ad campaigns stating that it does -- clearly in an attempt to confuse the public. Yesterday, Comcast even put a thing on its own front page claiming that the company is "committed to an open Internet and Net Neutrality."
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