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Microsoft will explain only 'significant' Windows 10 updates

Microsoft is offering the choice between terrible or woeful security +Comment Microsoft has explained its policy about how much information it will offer on the content of Cumulative Updates to Windows 10.…

Why every website should switch to HTTPS

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 21, 2015 8:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: Interview
Daniel Roesler is the co-founder and CTO of UtilityAPI, an energy data software service. In his spare time, he develops security and privacy applications and volunteers for the privacy advocacy group Restore the Fourth. He's giving a talk called, If you're not using HTTPS, your website is bad, and you should feel bad!, at this year's Texas Linux Fest. Learn more in this interview. read more

Qt Creator 3.5 Drops Support for BlackBerry 10, Fixes Android 6.0 Marshmallow Issues

The Qt Company, through Eike Ziller, had the great pleasure of announcing earlier today, August 20, the release and immediate availability for download of the final version of Qt Creator 3.5.0.

Your Toner Is No Good Here: Region-Coding Ink Cartridges... For The Customers

German news outlet c't Magazin is reporting that Xerox printers are going further than the normal restrictions we've become accustomed to. For years, printer companies have made sure users' printers won't run without every single slot being filled with approved cartridges. This includes such stupidity as disabling every function (including non-ink-related functions like scanning) in all-in-one printers until the printer is fed. Xerox is going further. Not only do you need to refill the ink, but you have to fill it with local ink.

Kinetic: Open source cloud storage

The latest Linux Foundation Collaborative Project is Kinetic: Open-source software and standards for cloud object storage technologies.

Rugged 10.1-inch panel PC has quad-core CPU, dual GbE

Aaeon has launched a rugged, Android- and Linux-ready “ACP-1104″ panel PC with a 10.1-inch WXGA touchscreen, a quad-core Celeron, and dual GbE ports. The ACP-1104 continues Aaeon’s long line of ACP-branded panel PCs dating back to at least 2011. Designed for factory automation and monitoring, machine vision, and other IoT applications, the device is very […]

Ubuntu 16.04 Stupendously Hot Charmander Concept Looks Amazing

Linux users don't really get to see a lot of concepts for desktops, but from time to time we get to experience some pretty interesting designs. The same can be said about the Ubuntu 16.04 Stupendously Hot Charmander concept, which looks superb.

DjangoGirlsCon? Integrating Django Girls with open source conferences

Django Girls is a rapidly growing initiative that aims to bring more women into world of programming. It started a year ago at EuroPython 2014, and since then Django Girls workshops have been held all over the world.

Bruce Schneier: The cyberwar arms race is on

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 21, 2015 1:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Security expert says we're in a cyberwar arms race, and with the Sony attack, North Korea has already taken the first shot at the United States.

FileZilla Client 3.13.0 Released How To Install In Ubuntu Linux Or Derivatives Distros

FileZilla is a free and open source FTP client. It's available for all major operating systems including Windows, Mac and obviously Linux. The latest version includes couple of new features and few bug fixes that make it more stable. Let's see how we can install/upgrade to FileZilla 3.13.0 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint or other Debian based Linux distros.

WifiTransfer App for Ubuntu Touch Upgraded, Lets Users Send Files to OS

One of coolest apps that you can find in the Ubuntu store for phones is called WifiTransfer and was recently updated by its developer, bringing some new features.

Two Important Speeches: The Threats To The Future Of The Internet... And How To Protect An Open Internet

Last week, I came across two separate speeches that were given recently about the future of the internet -- both with very different takes and points, but both that really struck a chord with me. And the two seem to fit together nicely, so I'm combining both of them into one post. The first speech is Jennifer Granick's recent keynote at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. You can see the video here or read a modified version of the speech entitled, "The End of the Internet Dream."

Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-41

Clonezilla Live version 2.4.2-41 has been released. Clonezilla Live now supports PXE Booting via Network Interface Card, together with other improvements and fixes.

Kinetic: Open source cloud storage

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2015 9:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux, Standards
The latest Linux Foundation Collaborative Project is Kinetic: Open-source software and standards for cloud object storage technologies.

Microsoft Shows Up in Full Force at LinuxCon

VIDEO: Linux Foundation head Jim Zemlin discusses how Microsoft, which was once anti-Linux, is participating in the foundation's open-source initiatives.

Vector Algebra on Scientific Linux 7.1 with Python Script: Part 1

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2015 7:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Python; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, we will discuss the vector algebra and corresponding calculations under Scientific Linux. For our purpose, I have chosen Python as the programming language for its simplicity and power of calculation. Any Linux distribution has by default a Python editor / compiler which is invoked through a terminal window. Let's go over some concepts of vector algebra.

From myriad spectacular failures, a winning talk

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2015 6:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: Interview
Josh Simmons is speaking at Texas Linux Fest 2015, delivering this talk: Fail Early, Fail Often, Fail Well. In this interview, Simmons explains the meaning and value of failure for good. read more

New Copyright Aggregation Project Keeps Debian Contributors' Hard Work Safe

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 20, 2015 5:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
The Debian Project has announced that it has joined forces with Software Freedom Conservancy to create the Debian Copyright Aggregation Project.

LinuxCon: Core Infrastructure Initiative Boosts Security Efforts

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 20, 2015 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
VIDEO: The head of the Linux Foundation's security program details a new initiative to help projects develop and to identify secure best practices.

LinuxCon Day 3 recap: Linus Torvalds, kernel interns, and the Internet Archive

On the final day of LinuxCon North America 2015, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin welcomed a "surprise" guest, Linus Torvalds, to the stage for a brief Q&A session. Zemlin read quotes from a recent article about Torvalds, The creator of Linux on the future without him, which said, "Torvalds may be the most influential individual economic force of the past 20 years." Torvalds jokingly responded, "I love open source and how all the credit goes to me," but then he explained that the power he has over the Linux kernel is just the power to say no—he doesn't actually write the code anymore. read more

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