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Falcon Northwest Drops Steam Machines Due to Issues with SteamOS

Falcon Northwest is one of the companies that wanted to release Steam Machines, but it looks like that's not happening anymore.

How to safely wipe your data with Dariks Boot and Nuke bootable live CD

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2015 8:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Sometimes, we need to completely and irreversibly wipe all data contained in a disk to keep them from falling into the wrong hands. This may not be something we are doing on a day to day basis, but if you want to do it, you should do it right and ensure that the data cannot be recovered by experts.

Clair from CoreOS Automates Container Security for Open Source Linux OS

CoreOS's Clair security vulnerability monitoring tool for containers provides the open source community with a new way to combat security threats on Linux-based operating systems.

Recipy for Science

More and more journals are demanding that the science being published be reproducible. Ideally, if you publish your code, that should be enough for someone else to reproduce the results you are claiming. But, anyone who has done any actual computational science knows that this is not true.

France’s citizens vote in favour of open source

Free software's use in public sector in top three of votes for "Digital Republic"

Vendetta Online 3D Space Combat MMO Game to Feature Next-Gen Oculus Rift Support

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 16, 2015 4:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Guild Software announced the immediate availability of a new update for its cross-platform massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Vendetta Online 1.8 game for all supported operating systems.

Docker Doubles Down on Security With Nautilus, Hardware Encryption

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 16, 2015 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Docker introduces multiple new security efforts in a bid to help make containers safer than ever before.

My mom requests a Linux computer

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2015 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In December 2007, I finally got my mother back on Linux for Christmas. The backstory My mom, who was then 87 and is now 95, had a computer for several years. It started before dad died while they were living in Crossville, Tennessee, and not near any family. (At least not near any of us who had any real computing knowledge.) A cousin of mine built a computer for her from an old one that he had. He collects old ones and does some refurbishing, reinstalls Windows and makes them more or less workable. But he also lived far away and visited infrequently. read more

Steam Machines: Are they worth buying?

In today's open source roundup: The first Steam Machines can now be bought. Plus: Some SteamOS games run better in Windows. And what Valve got right and wrong with the Steam Machine.

Anonymous Has Declared War on ISIS in Revenge for the Paris Attacks

  • Maxim; By Jared Keller (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2015 1:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The hacker collective Anonymous released a video message on YouTube Sunday declaring war on the Islamic State in the wake of Friday's bloody terror attacks in Paris. The video, posted in French, announces the beginning of #OpParis, a coordinated campaign to neutralize ISIS's social media channels.

How to easily defeat Linux Encoder ransomware

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2015 12:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
For all the attention Linux.Encoder.1 ransomware has gotten, a lot of people seem to be missing that it's easy to fix. Here's how to do it.

Microsoft shelves 'suicidal' Android-on-Windows plan

Redmond: We've remembered OS/2 for you, wholesale Analysis Microsoft has sidelined its plan to allow Windows 10 devices to run Android apps before it could do any serious damage, according to a report.…

Firefox 43 to Use FFmpeg by Default on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 16, 2015 10:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
FFmpeg is present in most Linux distributions, so it's not really surprising that Mozilla finally decided to make an important change to Firefox and allow it to use the latest FFmpeg packages that are present in a system.

How many stickers are on your laptop?

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2015 9:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How many stickers does it take to cover a laptop? Many people try to find that out as they add new stickers after each meetups or conferences, or to show support for favorite open source tools and communities. Maybe you're a purist and leave your laptop looking like the day you pulled it out of the box, or you take a minimalist approach and showcase only one or a few select stickers on your laptop. How did you choose to get creative with the placement? And, do you have favorite sticker shape that  fits your style? read more

CHIP is the cheaper competitor to the Rasberry Pi

The CHIP, a ready to go computing board for less than a Raspberry Pi.

Badware in the firmware all over the place

Eurecom researchers scan embedded systems, kick an ants' nest This is really no surprise: embedded system vendors aren't good at carrying out quality assurance on their firmware images, and their embedded Web server software is what you'd expect from something written in the last 20 minutes of Friday afternoon.…

GNOME's Nautilus File Manager Now Shows SD Cards and External Drives in the Sidebar

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 16, 2015 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
The GNOME Project announced the release of the second and last maintenance version for the current stable GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, bringing updates to numerous GNOME apps and core components.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Ubuntu 15.10

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Nov 16, 2015 2:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 15.10 was released without a huge fanfare and for Ubuntu 14.04 users there is no real requirement to upgrade. In this review I have documented the one frustration that has bothered me about Ubuntu for so many years, the Ubuntu Software Centre. Why is nothing being done to fix it?

Ubuntu Snappy Core 15.04 Images Updated, Along with the Raspberry Pi 2 One

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 16, 2015 12:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's Michael Vogt informs us about the release and immediate availability for download of the tenth image of the stable Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 operating system for embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

Calibrate your Monitor with these Open Source Tools

What is seen on your display and what the image should look like can be two quite different things.

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