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How to fix the latest Linux and Android zero day flaw

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Jan 21, 2016 3:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android, Linux
This flaw isn't nearly as bad as first reported, but Linux administrators still need to fix it.

Cory Doctorow on influencing the future instead of predicting it

Cory Doctorow is good with words. He just prefers stringing them into sentences, not subroutines. "I was a software developer," he says. "I'm much better at writing science fiction novels. Like, seriously."

An Overview Of The KDE Desktop Environment

  •; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jan 21, 2016 1:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: KDE
This is an overview of the KDE Plasma desktop for beginners. It describes widgets, panels, activities, navigation and some of the tools that are provided as part of the desktop including akregator and kontact.

Opera 34 for Linux Needs a Little Wizardry to Make Netflix Finally Work

A fresh Opera stable update has been released, but it’s a really small one. The developers have made some changes to get Netflix running, although they still haven’t made things easy.

Mirantis: Demand for Open Source OpenStack Cloud Training Surged in 2015

  •; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Jan 20, 2016 11:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Mirantis's OpenStack training courses surged in popularity in 2015, a likely sign of increasing adoption of the open source cloud computing platform.

Facebook's Android app: Now Tor lets you connect anonymously

Facebook is rolling out a new feature on its Android app that will let mobile users access the social network anonymously over The Onion Router network, or Tor.

Ubuntu Phone Devs Begin Work on All the New Features for the OTA-10 Update

We have just been informed by Lukasz Zemczak from Canonical about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-9 software update for Ubuntu Phones.

Linux Trojan captures audio and takes screenshots

Also in today's open source roundup: MAC address scrambling is coming to Linux. And Wine 1.8 has been released.

Remix OS Now Respects Both GPL and Apache Licenses

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jan 20, 2016 7:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Information about Remix OS and its apparent issue with GPL and Apache surfaced last week, but its developers have taken some steps to correct that issue.

6 non-code contributions you can make to open source

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2016 6:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Contribute to open source! It’ll look great on your resume! It’s gratifying work! You may have heard people make these statements, or ones similar to them, numerous times throughout your career. They’re not wrong—contributing to open source is a rewarding endeavor in multiple dimensions—but, when software engineers advise other software engineers to contribute to open source they usually mean code contributions. This is a fair assumption to make, but the reality is that there are numerous opportunities to contribute to open source without writing a single line of code. read more

SUSE: OpenStack Cloud Demand High, But Hampered By Skills Shortage

Survey data from SUSE shows that companies want to build OpenStack private clouds but are concerned about lack of skills and vendor neutrality.

What’s in store for enterprise mobility in 2016

  •; By Cathal McGloin (Posted by crudder on Jan 20, 2016 4:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Mobile
Four ways the mobile market will shift in the year ahead.

How to reset the password in an LXC container

When you create an LXC container, it will have the default username/password set up. The default username/password will vary depending on which LXC template was used to create the container. For example, Debian LXC will have the default username/password set to root/root. Fedora LXC will have the root password set as expired, so it can be set on the first login.

A minimalistic approach to debugging

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2016 2:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Carl Sagan once said, "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." Katrina Hayes is clearly an exception to that—she uses her knowledge and skills to great effect to debug code. Katrina took time from her busy schedule prior to her presentation, Logging in the debugger's toolkit at the upcoming ScaLE 14X to talk to She talks to us about her surprisingly minimal use of tools and a bit about her debugging process. read more

Using the Ubuntu Unity 8 Desktop on the Nexus 4 (with Video)

  • Starry Hope; By Jim Mendenhall (Posted by jimjimovich on Jan 20, 2016 1:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
The most interesting part of running Ubuntu on the Nexus 4 is the ability to check out the progress being made on convergence. Here's a short video I recorded to give you a taste of the current state of Unity 8 on the desktop.

Hot Potato exploit mashes old vulns into Windows System 'sploit

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2016 12:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Exploit takes a long time to cook Windows, but gives hackers a menu of evil options Shmoocon Foxglove Security bod Stephen Breen has strung together dusty unpatched Windows vulnerabilities to gain local system-level access on Windows versions up to 8.1.…

Beginner’s guide to IRC

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2016 11:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
IRC, short for Internet Relay Chat, is a great way for individuals and teams to communicate and work together. Although there are new apps like Slack that mimic it, IRC itself has been around for decades. It’s a time-tested system with a... Continue Reading →

Improving Audio on Ubuntu Wily Werewolf

  • Christopher Shaw Portfolio; By Christopher Shaw (Posted by cshaw on Jan 20, 2016 10:52 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Audio when working can be an important factor when it comes to productivity and focus. Heres a clever little tool so you can get the best from your music.

Oracle Releases VirtualBox 5.0.14 with Support for Linux Kernel 4.5, Mac OS X Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 20, 2016 7:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
Oracle today announced the release of the VirtualBox 5.0.14 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

FCC CIO on fostering a team of creative problem solvers

  •; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on Jan 20, 2016 6:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
CIO of the Federal Communications Commission shares how he creates a culture of openness, diversity, and bottoms-up empowerment.

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