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Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Beta 1 Available to Download

Ubuntu 15.04 flavors have a first beta version, it is now available to download and install for testing. In this release, There are only available images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu and ubuntu cloud.

FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole

It seemed like such a good idea in the early 90s. Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) encryption was brand new and the National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to make sure that they could read "secured" web traffic by foreign nationals.

Linux Remote Desktop Roundup

Over the years I've found that a significant hurdle to getting family and friends to switch to Linux comes from its lack of familiarity. This is especially true when it comes to troubleshooting any issues. Obviously, when a malfunction occurs it's not always possible to be there in person.

Mozilla Pushes Hot Fix to Remove Superfish Cert From Firefox

Mozilla has issued a hot fix for Firefox that removes the Superfish root certificate from the browser's trusted root store. The patch only removes the certificate if the Superfish software has been removed from the machine already, however.

Open source and humanities in the digital age

Welcome to the first installment of a monthly feature where I explore how open source software and the open source way are used in the digital humanities. Every month I will take a look at open source tools you can use in your digital humanities research and some humanities research projects that are using open source tools today.

Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack

An email-based attack spotted in Brazil recently employed an unusual but potent technique to spy on a victim’s Web traffic. The technique exploited security flaws in home routers to gain access to the administrator console.

Fedora community in Mumbai, India celebrates the Fedora 21 release

Every time a new release of Fedora becomes available, Fedora user communities around the world gather to share the new release with each other, upgrade their systems, and eat celebratory cake.

Meizu Pokes Fun at Samsung Reps Impressed by MX4 Ubuntu Edition

Meizu is now showing the MX4 Ubuntu Edition at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and it looks like Samsung employees are also looking at what Ubuntu has to offer, not just regular fans.

Hadoop gets native C/C++ injection

  • The Register; By Gavin Clarke (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 12:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer
Big data for the non-Java generation Like Hadoop but it’s just a bit too Javary? There’s now an answer for that: MapReduce for C (MR4C).…

Quad-core MediaTek SoC spins Cortex-A72 into Android tablets

MediaTek unveiled an “MT8173? SoC for Android tablets that mixes 2.4GHz Cortex-A72 and -A53 cores with a PowerVR GPU, and also showed an octa-core -A53 SoC.

Ubuntu MATE Is One of the Last Major Distros to Officially Support PowerPC

Ubuntu MATE has been providing PowerPC support for some time now, but the developers have made some serious improvements to this particular feature in the latest 15.04 Beta 1 update. We already covered the "panel selection" that allows users to change the look and feel of the system with just a single click. It might not seem like much, but not too many Linux devs have this kind of features.

Unity 5 Ships and Brings One Click WebGL Export to Legions of Game Developers

Mozilla’s goal of high quality plugin-free gaming on the Web is taking a giant leap forward today with the release of Unity 5. This new version of the world’s most popular game development tool includes a preview of their amazing WebGL exporter.

How to install latest Firefox, Chromium and Opera Browser on Ubuntu Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 3, 2015 9:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The article will guide you through the installation process of the latest versions of Mozila Firefox, Chromium and Opera. Throughout the article you will see the download links and the commands needed to perform the installation of the the browser.

Mad Max From Avalanche Studios Confirmed For Linux

You like car games right? Well the crazy and amazing looking Mad Max has been confirmed for Linux/SteamOS.

Jolla shows off Sailfish tablet, promises ultra-secure phone

Jolla released Sailfish OS 2.0, showed off the first tablet to run the OS, and announced plans with SSH to develop a security-hardened version of Sailfish. Finland-based Jolla had a huge success on Indiegogo last November with it Jolla tablet, the first tablet to run its Android-compatible, Meego Linux based Sailfish OS.

Has the Supreme Court made patent reform legislation unnecessary?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 3, 2015 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As Congress gears up again to seriously consider patent litigation abuse—starting with the introduction of H.R. 9 (the "Innovation Act") last month—opponents of reform are arguing that recent Supreme Court cases have addressed concerns. Give the decisions time to work their way through the system, they assert. read more

Bringing Native Games to the Web is About to get a Whole Lot Easier

GDC 2015 is a major milestone in a long term collaboration between Mozilla and the world’s biggest game engine makers. We set out to bring high performance games to the Web without plugins, and that goal is now being realized. … Continue reading

Khronos announces openGL successor Vulkan

In today's open source roundup: Vulkan is the next generation successor to openGL. Plus: Korora 21 reviews, and Worms Clan Wars available on Linux.

Firefox 36 available in Fedora 21 and Fedora 20

Last week, Mozilla released version 36 of the Firefox web browser, and the updated packages are now also available from the Fedora repositories. This new update provides a handful of […]

6 Linux-y announcements from Mobile World Congress

Here are some of the major announcements from MWC that show that Linux has become an unstoppable force.

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