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The patent troll problem is not a new one

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 12, 2015 9:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The patent troll problem is not a new one. In 1879, an inventor by the name of George B. Selden filed a patent on a horseless four-wheeled carriage, which he called the "Road Engine."

The basics of inline assembly for Linux on z Systems

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Aug 12, 2015 9:02 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Inline assembly allows software engineers to handcraft the assembler codes for the most performance-sensitive parts of their programs. This feature unleashes the hardware advantage of IBM z Systems as well as programmer ingenuity to realize the development of high-performance applications. The objective of this article is to discuss the basics of inline assembly feature supported by IBM compiler for Linux on z Systems.

Bodhi 3.1.0 (Moksha Desktop) Screenshot Tour

This release is a bigger deal for the Bodhi team than our previous update releases have been in the past. The reason for this is because this release is the first to use the Moksha Desktop which we have forked from E17. Because it is built on the rock solid foundation that E17 provides, even this first release of the Moksha Desktop is stable and is something I feel comfortable using in a production environment.

Docker containers and the next generation of virtualization

This year, LinuxCon and ContainerCon attendees will have the opportunity to hear Jerome Petazzoni speak on Docker, Containers & Security: State Of Union. Jerome works at Docker Inc., where he helps others to containerize all the things. Jerome has worked in miscellaneous technical fields, including  VOIP, embedded systems, web hosting, virtualization and cloud computing.

KDE Plasma 5.3.2 and Frameworks 5.12.0 Backported to Kubuntu 15.04

Kubuntu maintainers have put a lot of work into the project and have managed to backport Plasma 5.3.2 and Frameworks 5.12.0 for the latest Kubuntu 15.04 version of the operating system.

Imploding Barrels and Other Highlights From Hackfest DefCon

This year marked the 23rd DefCon, the hacker conference that began as an informal gathering for hackers to meet in person and party in the desert. Since its beginning, it has grown from fewer than 100 attendees to reportedly more than 20,000 all of them jammed into two hotels this year-Paris and Ballys-to learn the latest hacks and swap techniques.

Fedora 23 Alpha released!

The Fedora 23 Alpha is here, right on schedule for our planned October final release. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site.

Oracle pulls CSO's BONKERS anti-bug bounty and infosec rant

While other IT industry heavyweights have embraced bug bounties and working with security researchers more generally, Oracle has set its face in the opposite direction in a blog post likening reverse engineering to cheating on your spouse.

FAIL: Windows 10 bulk patch produces INFINITE CRASH LOOP

  • The Register; By Gavin Clarke (Posted by bob on Aug 12, 2015 2:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Update KB3081424 reboots half way through the install. Microsoft’s first update to Windows 10 is bricking some users’ PCs.…

OpenSSH 7.0 available

OpenSSH 7.0 has been released, just a month after OpenSSH release 6.9. This release mainly contains security improvements/fixes.

Fedora 23 Alpha Screenshot Tour

Naturally, GNOME is getting an upgrade, with Fedora 23 containing a preview of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 release, which is easier to use than ever. There are also many enhancements on the way, such as improvements to Wayland toward making it the default graphical server in a future release; support for ambient backlight drivers for a more responsive display on laptops..........

Firefox 40 Arrives in All Supported Ubuntu OSes in Record Time

Canonical has just announced that Firefox 40.0 is now available in the official repositories for Ubuntu 15.04. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Confusing Treasure for Junk in Linuxland

On one of the back desks there was a stack of Lenovo R-500s. We love supplying Lenovo laptops because they are the most durable machines we’ve given away. Pete was working on them in order to make them ready for this school year. As we passed that table on the way to my desk, our visitor jerked his head in that direction and asked, “Are those being prepared for recycle?”

Windows 10 From a Linux User's Perspective

I've spent quite a bit of time testing out Windows 10 on a secondary computer. And like any operating system upgrade, the change takes a bit to get used to. Since I feel more comfortable with Linux distributions than with Windows, I thought it would be interesting to see what Microsoft has done since Windows 7 and 8.

Diversity enriches middle school Linux user group

This article is co-authored by Mara Chai The Community School of Excellence (CSE) in Saint Paul, Minnesota, provides something unique to the open source world: a Linux club based in a Hmong charter school. One could say that our club, the CSE Asian Penguins, provides a dose of diversity to the Linux community, which does not have many Hmong participants (although we keep looking for them!). read more

Linux Concerns: Convenience vs. Security

Ask why you should use Linux, and inevitably someone will claim that it is more secure than Windows, and doesn't need anti-virus protection, either.

Making the Switch to Open Source Gaming

There was a time years ago when Linux and gaming weren’t fit to be in the same sentence. I first made the jump to Linux around the late ’90s with a copy of Doom II. There were glitches at times: the occasional crash, loss of sound and lack of some features. The flaws of the Linux version in contrast to its Windows counterpart turned me away from Linux gaming at first.

Installing Lighttpd with PHP5 (PHP-FPM) and MySQL on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL as a database server. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is a new PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd's spawn-fcgi.

Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 Release - Featuring the Moksha Desktop

This release is a bigger deal for the Bodhi team than our previous update releases have been in the past. The reason for this is because this release is the first to use the Moksha Desktop which we have forked from E17. Because it is built on the rock solid foundation that E17 provides, even this first release of the Moksha Desktop is stable and is something I feel comfortable using in a production environment...

Plasma 5.4 Beta Adds Shine

Today KDE releases a beta release of the new version of Plasma 5.4. This release of Plasma brings many nice touches for our users such as much improved high DPI support, KRunner auto-completion and many new beautiful Breeze icons. It also lays the ground for the future with a tech preview of Wayland session available.

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