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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

David Drysdale wanted to add Capsicum security features to Linux after he noticed that FreeBSD already had Capsicum support. Capsicum defines fine-grained security privileges, not unlike filesystem capabilities. But as David discovered, Capsicum also has some controversy surrounding it.

Build your own cloud-based two-factor authentication service using WiKID and Packer.

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 8, 2015 8:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Cloud; Story Type: News Story
WiKID is a dual-sourced two-factor authentication server that uses software tokens (PC/smartphone) to transmit PINs and one-time passwords encrypted with public key encryption. These keys are generated on the device and server and exist only there - unlike most shared-secret based solutions.

Pono Is Here, High Def Open Source Codec (Sort of) & All

A more problematic issue has to do the the openness, or lack thereof, of the music codec being used. Although Pono utilizes the Free Lossless Audio Codec or FLAC, which is licensed under the GPL and BSD licenses, reported last August that the files won’t play with full fidelity on anything but a Pono device.

Linux Mint 17.1 KDE Screenshot Tour

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' KDE. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long-term support release which will be supported until 2019. The previous version of Linux Mint used KDE 4.13. In this release, KDE is upgraded to version 4.14. Support was added in MDM and in the session for the KDE wallet to be fully integrated with Linux Mint. Although a Wallet Manager is present for configuration purpose, no interaction is needed for the KDE wallet to work. The wallet is created automatically with your first login, and it opens automatically in the background with every new session. The Update Manager now groups packages together according to their source package.

Crowdsourcing a new edition of a Bach masterpiece

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 8, 2015 5:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
New works of art usually enter the public domain through a process involving death and patience. It is a rarer occasion that living people set about to make a resource public domain, and even rarer so when that effort involves thousands of people collaborating and pooling their time, energy, and money. That's what's happening on with the first public review of the Open Well-Tempered Clavier score, a new edition of J.S. Bach's musical masterpiece (BWV 846-869). read more

CES 2015: Intel Compute Stick Is a Back-Pocket PC That Runs Ubuntu and Windows 8.1

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 8, 2015 5:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Intel Compute Stick, a small full-fledged PC running Ubuntu and Windows 8.1, has been announced at CES 2015. You've seen small PCs before, but this one is the size of a Chromecast and it's much more powerful.

Linux Mint 17.1 KDE released

In today's open source roundup: Download Linux Mint 17.1 KDE. Plus: A look at Manjaro Linux 0.8.11, and Steam Machines might launch at GDC 2015.

LG Shows Off WebOS Smartwatch at CES

  •; By Stephanie Mlot (Posted by Collin_O on Jan 8, 2015 3:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
LG's next-gen smartwatch will ditch Google's Android Wear for webOS, according to various reports.

No More updates for Fedora 19

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 8, 2015 2:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
As of this Tuesday, 6th January 2015 there will be no more updates provided for Fedora 19 (aka End Of Life). This includes all security, bugfix and enhancement updates, so […]

Android Lollipop is out, but almost no one is using it

The latest Google Play Store operating systems results are in and after six weeks out Lollipop hasn't even reached 0.1 percent of users yet.

How to install OpenMRS on a CentOS 6 VPS

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jan 8, 2015 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
OpenMRS or Open Medical Record System is a Java based collaborative open source project used to create customized medical records system with no programming knowledge.

3D printer dev kit runs Linux on new Marvell ARMv7 SoC

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jan 8, 2015 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Marvell announced the first Linux-based hardware/software development kit for 3D printers, built around a new, 533MHz “88PA6120″ ARMv7 SoC. Marvell’s 3D Printer SoC Solution, also known as the Marvell 88PA6120 3D Printer Development Kit, provides a complete reference kit for turnkey development of 3D printers, says Marvell. The hardware platform is built around a new […]

VNC Server installation on OpenSuse 13.2

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 8, 2015 3:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This guide explains how to configure VNC server in OpenSuse 13.2. VNC is a very convinient way of administrating the OpenSuse desktops remotely. The GUI can be accessed from anywhere over the internet or local network with a VNC client on any OS.

Firefox OS to fuel Panasonic TVs, Chromecast-like devices

Panasonic will embed Firefox OS in its 2015 smart TVs, and Matchstick announced a Chromecast-like Firefox OS platform, to be used by Philips/AOC and TCL. Aside from some modest success for Mozilla’s Firefox OS, Mobile Linux operating systems not called Android haven’t gotten very far on smartphones. Yet an assortment of Linux-based OSes — of […]

Buffer overflow reported in UEFI EDK1

A pair of security researchers have found a buffer overflow vulnerability within the implementation of the unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI) within the EDK1 project used in firmware development.

Linux Foundation Adds SDN, Storage and Managed Hosting Members

  •; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Jan 8, 2015 12:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
The Linux Foundation's membership continues to expand. This week, three new companies joined the open source consortium, bringing strengths in software-defined networking, storage and managed hosting to the organization. IIX, Micron Technology and Planisys have joined the Linux Foundation, the nonprofit consortium that promotes open source collaboration.

Sony’s $1200 Walkman ZX2 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Remember Sony’s Walkman from back in the 80s? Sony never stopped making them but they were eclipsed in later years first by iPods then by mobile phones. Now it looks like the Walkman is about to be reborn in a big and rather expensive way. Sony showed off its new Walkman ZX2 at CES 2015, and it’s going to cost $1200.

CES 2015: AllSeen Alliance to bring order to the Internet of Things

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 7, 2015 10:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
It's easy to get devices to talk to each other or to the Internet. Managing them, however, is another kettle of fish. AllSeen Alliance just might have open-sourced the answer.

Raspberry Pi Tips, Tricks & Hacks out now!

Get a Raspberry Pi for Christmas, or just want to get a bit more out of the one you already own? Then check our Raspberry Pi Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Metanautix Promises Data-Agnostic SQL Queries with Quest

  •; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Jan 7, 2015 8:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: MySQL
Making SQL, NoSQL, Hadoop and other big data frameworks play nicely with one another is a major challenge that vendors are only now beginning to overcome. But a startup named Metanautix is taking data-agnosticism even further through a new platform that can turn any kind of data—even images—into SQL tables.

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