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Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Is Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 27, 2016 12:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 has finally arrived, and users should start to get the new update in the next 24 hours, in a phased manner.

The mainframe lives on in IBM's LinuxONE

If you want Big Blue to run your private or hybrid cloud, IBM has the Linux software partners -- Canonical, Red Hat, and SUSE -- and mainframes for you.

How Amazon customer service was the weak link that spilled my data

As a security conscious user who follows the best practices—using unique passwords, two-factor authentication, only using a secure computer, and being able to spot phishing attacks from a mile away—I thought my accounts and details would be pretty safe. I was wrong.

That's because when someone went after me, all those precautions were for nothing. That’s because most systems come with a backdoor called customer support. In this post I’m going to focus on the most grievous offender:

ARM-based “Colibri” COMs hatch a hardware ecosystem

Toradex launched a partner program aimed at supporting its Linux-ready, ARM based “Colibri” COMs with carrier boards, displays, enclosures, and more. Toradex has structured a new third party hardware partner ecosystem for its Linux-ready Colibri family of ARM-based computer-on-modules. The Swiss embedded vendor is also actively recruiting partners to make third-party, general purpose and application […]

AMD emits fresh open-source GPU tools for HPC, game devs

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fleshes out GPUOpen strategy AMD has fleshed out its notion of an openly defined GPU architecture, GPUOpen, with the launch of a bunch of open-source tools on GitHub plus a shiny new website.…

Tails 2.0 Anonymous Live CD Officially Released, Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8

The Tails development team proudly announced the immediate availability for download of the final Tails 2.0 build, the most promising release of the amnesic incognito live system.

Vagrant in 5 minutes

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 5:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this short video, Daniel Farrell tells us about Vagrant, a tool for working with Virtual Machines (VMs). A modular framework, even. Farrell tells us that it starts with a Vagrant file, simple commands, and working in the shell. But what’s so great about it? Vagrant is a cross-platform tool and it does networking out-of-the-box. It also solves problems in a modular way. Farrell also explains two key concepts—provisioners and providers—and why teams should use this tool when working with VMs. read more

ExTiX 16.1 Screencast and Screenshots

ExTiX LXQt is based on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf. LXQt 0.10.0 (not in Ubuntu’s repositories) is used as the desktop environment. All packages have been updated to the latest version by 16-01-20. Kernel 4.4.0-0-exton is used ('s kernel 4.4). Ubuntu 15.10 uses kernel 4.2. Google Chrome is used as web browser, which makes it possible to watch Netflix movies.

OpenAMP heterogeneous multicore standard targets Linux

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jan 27, 2016 3:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The MCA announced its Open Asymmetric Multi Processing Framework (OpenAMP) for Linux multicore development, with support from Mentor Graphics and Xilinx. The Multicore Association (MCA) formally unveiled its open source “Open Asymmetric Multi Processing Framework” (OpenAMP), and announced a working group to establish standardization of the multicore development framework. The working group will expand and […]

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 to Land This Week Without Delays, OTA-9.5 Hotfix Coming Soon

The Ubuntu Touch team at Canonical announced earlier the release schedule for the upcoming OTA software updates for Ubuntu Phone devices, and we promised to give you guys more info on the whereabouts of the OTA-9 update.

App Review of GCompris: Kids Happiness

Our series of articles by Google Code In students continues with a review of educational applications GCompris by Sergey Popov.

Has the Linux Foundation Sold out to VMware? Probably Not

A change in the Linux Foundation's by-laws has prompted questions about its attitudes toward VMware and open source community organizations.

Ubuntu Developers Discussing Whether Alpha 2 for Xenial Xerus Will launch

A new Alpha is supposed to make an appearance this week for Ubuntu flavors, but developers don't seem to have expressed an interest for it.

IBM dons winter gear, gives Emperors and Rockhoppers a refresh

Updates all round for LinuxONE, including Ubuntu. IBM’s Linux on the mainframe portfolio has had a mid-winter brush up, with new tools and a 50 per cent increase in the number of Linux flavours it supports.

Firefox 44 Debuts With Improved Security

Mozilla adds push notification support and provides 11 security advisories with its latest open-source browser release.

4 Ways to Use Whatsapp Messenger on Your Computer

Whatsapp was initially designed to work on mobile phones. As in Telegram and other mobile messengers, your account with Whatsapp is your phone number. But does it mean that a mobile device is the only way to use Whatsapp? As in the Telegram case, the answer is "no".

Don't Burn Your Android Yet

A few days ago, security firm Perception Point released the details of a zero-day exploit in the Linux kernel, which has sparked a wave of panic as the report indicated that millions of Android devices are vulnerable.

IBM makes LinuxONE Mainframe Go Faster

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 26, 2016 7:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM
When most people think about mainframes, they tend to think about big iron that is very stable, though it isn't particularly agile or flexible. That's a myth that IBM is now aiming to dispel through the rapid pace of both hardware and software innovation it is landing on the LinuxONE class of mainframes.

Why Linux is still better than Windows 10

Also in today's open source roundup: Why one writer dumped Windows and switched to Linux 13 years ago, and Amazon wants its Android OEMs to integrate its services into their phones.

The U.S. Government and Open Standards: A Tale of Personal Woe

  •; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Jan 26, 2016 5:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Government organizations in the U.S. and elsewhere should prefer open source software and open standards over proprietary applications like Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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