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Manjaro Is Updating Its Infrastructure, Adopts Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 12, 2016 10:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Manjaro Linux creator Philip Müller teased the community with the fact that the entire infrastructure of the Manjaro project will get a much-needed overhaul.

How Long Will Desktop Linux Last?

We may be nearing time for a fond farewell to desktop Linux.

Sun’s Jonathan Schwartz at trial: Java was free, Android had no licensing problem

Was the Java language, created by Sun Microsystems in the 1990s, "free and open to use," Google lawyer Robert Van Nest asked? "Absolutely, yes," Schwartz said. "Since its inception. Long before I arrived at Sun."

Rebellin Linux 3.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Here's Rebellin Linux v3. With the latest and greatest software from Debian. It's fast, reliable and got all you need for a great multimedia experience. List of updates: GNOME Shell upgraded to v3.20, MATE version upgraded to v1.12, kernel upgraded to v4.5..

7 Open Source Big Data Analytics and Storage Tools

Open source developers have built a burgeoning ecosystem of data analytics and storage solutions to address the data deluge over the past several years. Here's a look at several of the most popular open source tools for big data storage and analytics.

Firefox for iOS Makes it Faster and Easier to Use the Mobile Web the Way You Want

We’re always focused on making the best Firefox experience we can offer. We want to give you complete control over your web experience, while also making sure to protect your privacy and security the best we can.

Drupal and Alexa: The Next Big Thing?

DrupalCon is underway in New Orleans, Louisiana, and it kicked off with the always energetic keynote from Drupal project founder, Dries Buytaert.

The most popular Android apps of all time

Also in today's open source roundup: Viking Horde malware targets Android devices, and the Fedora 24 beta has been released.

On the stand, Google’s Eric Schmidt says Sun had no problems with Android

Schmidt himself used to work at Sun Microsystems after getting his PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley in 1982. Schmidt was at Sun while the Java language was developed. "Was the Java language released for anyone to use?" asked Van Nest. "There was no charge to use the language," Schmidt explained.

Firefox Lets Users Try New Features With ‘Test Pilot’

On Tuesday Mozilla announced a new program for Firefox that allows users to try features that are in the works but not yet ready for prime time. The news of the new program, called Test Pilot, came by way of a Mozilla Blog post by Nick Nguyen, the organization’s vice president of Firefox product. He said that the program will not only allow users an early look at yet to be implemented planned features, but will give Firefox’s developers a chance to get feedback from the community.

ODPi Won't Fork Hadoop, Pledges Support for Apache Software Foundation with New Gold Sponsorship

The folks at the Open Data Platform Initiative (ODPi) have heard the concerns and the criticisms of the Hadoop community, and today John Mertic, the standards organization’s Director of Program Management, took to Apache Big Data in Vancouver to clear the air.

Mozilla Thunderbird 45.1.0 Released for GNU/Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X

Mozilla quietly pushed the first maintenance version of the Mozilla Thunderbird 45 email, news, and calendar client to users of Linux, OS X, and Windows operating systems.

Learning Linux Through Immersion and Reflection

  • Medium; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on May 11, 2016 10:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
People learn by doing, but they also learn by reflecting. Technical books tend to focus on the former, but not necessarily on the latter. Reflection is an important part of learning any technical framework, but it’s especially important with desktop Linux which might be used in a much more personal way than a programming language.

Allwinner's all-loser custom kernel has a nasty root backdoor

You know that debug mode you wrote? You forgot to delete it A root backdoor for debugging Android gadgets managed to end up in shipped firmware – and we're surprised this sort of colossal blunder doesn't happen more often.…

Linux will be the major operating system of 21st century cars

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on May 11, 2016 8:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Cars are more than engines and good looking bodies. They're also complex computing devices so, of course, Linux runs inside them.

On the Rise: Six Unsung Apache Big Data Projects

Countless organizations around the world are now working with data sets so large and complex that traditional data processing applications can no longer drive optimized analytics and insights. That’s the problem that the new wave of Big Data applications aims to solve, and the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has recently graduated a slew of interesting open source Big Data projects to Top-Level status. That means that they will get active development and strong community support.

An introduction to data processing with Cassandra and Spark

This article is co-authored by Jon Haddad. There's been a huge surge of interest around the Apache Cassandra database due to the increasing uptime and performance demands of modern cloud applications. read more

Unity3D working on SDL, Wayland and Mir support

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on May 11, 2016 5:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The folks Unity3D are currently doing a "HackWeek" when they work on special projects. It looks like the Linux team are working on using SDL instead of X11 directly which will bring Mir & Wayland support amongst other things.

gNewSense 4.0 Screencast and Screenshots

gNewSense has announced the release of gNewSense 4, codenamed Ucclia. It's based on a solid Debian, modified to respect the Free Software Foundation's and is available for 3 architectures: i386, amd64 and mipsel

Managing passwords in Linux with KeePassX

  • (Posted by bob on May 11, 2016 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
According to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, "Passwords are a common form of authentication and are often the only barrier between a user and your personal information. There are several programs attackers can use to help guess or 'crack' passwords, but by choosing good passwords and keeping them confidential, you can make it more difficult for an unauthorized person to access your information." read more

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