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Firefox 32 Debuts With Improved SSL Security

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 3, 2014 3:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla is out today with its Firefox 32 release, providing users of the open-source Web browser with new security fixes and features. Firefox 32 now provides support for public-key pinning, which enables enhanced security for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate authenticity.

Ubuntu... the unusual one

For most of us Ubuntu and Canonical are synonyms. However, I was surprised recently when I saw a different Ubuntu.

GhostBSD 4 preview

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Sep 3, 2014 1:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
GhostBSD is a desktop distribution that’s based on FreeBSD. The project started out with support for several desktop environments (Gnome, Mate, XFCE, LXDE, and Openbox), but has since become a MATE-only distribution.

A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 Released For Linux

A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 from Arcen Games are now available on Linux, and that folks is their entire back catalogue ported to Linux.

Rebooting on Mars

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 2, 2014 11:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
NASA will be reformatting the flash memory on its Mars rover Opportunity.

The September 2014 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the September 2014 issue.

The Witcher 2 Improves With A New Round Of Beta On Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 2, 2014 9:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Virtual Programming are again delivering on their promises of better performance. The Witcher 2 has kicked off another round of beta versions and it comes with AMD related fixes too.

A Google Site Meant to Protect You Is Helping Hackers Attack You

Before companies like Microsoft and Apple release new software, the code is reviewed and tested to ensure it works as planned and to find any bugs. Hackers and cybercrooks do the same. The last thing you want if you're a cyberthug is for your banking Trojan to crash a victim's system and be exposed.

Sony Joins AllSeen Internet of Things Alliance

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 2, 2014 7:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
The Linux Foundation's Allseen Alliance has a new member today. Sony has announced that it is joining AllSeen in a bid to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) presence. The AllSeen project got started in December of 2013 as an effort to build an open standards based approach to IoT. The big initial core code contribution that started the project is open-source technology first built by Qualcomm, known as the AllJoyn project.

The Curse of Version 6

Major programming languages often don't make it to version 6, but if they do, they're badly scarred when they arrive. Why is that?

boycott systemd

systemd is a replacement for the sysvinit daemon used in GNU/Linux and Unix systems, originally authored by Lennart Poettering of Red Hat. It represents a monumental increase in complexity, an abhorrent and violent slap in the face to the Unix philosophy, and its inherent domineering and viral nature turns it into something akin to a "second kernel" that is spreading all across the Linux ecosystem. This site aims to serve as a rundown and a wake-up call to take a stand against the widespread proliferation of systemd, to detail why it is harmful, and to persuade users to reject its use.

Make Firefox for Android Yours: Switch Languages Easily, Customize Home Screens and Clear History

We make Firefox for Android so that you can personalize your Web experience and get to the Web content you want to see quickly, easily and safely, no matter where you are in the world. Now, you can make Firefox for Android your own in any of 55 languages, regardless of the language you originally downloaded your favorite browser in.

A Google Site Meant to Protect You Is Helping Hackers Attack You

Before companies like Microsoft and Apple release new software, the code is reviewed and tested to ensure it works as planned and to find any bugs. Hackers and cybercrooks do the same. The last thing you want if you're a cyberthug is for your banking Trojan to crash a victim's system and be exposed.

Back to school series features open resources for kids

Kids are back to school all over the globe! What better way to help them thrive and get the most out of school than with free and open education resources and tools?

News: Linux Top 3: Kali 1.0.9, Deepin 2014.1 and Ubuntu 14.10

Kali Linux has emerged in recent years to be one of the leading distribution for security penetration testers. Kali Linux includes a long list of security tools as part of the distribution enabling users to test security posture.

Kernel Developer Arrested in Russia for Protesting Against the Invasion of Ukraine - Gallery

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 2, 2014 1:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's not a secret that Russia doesn't like democratic protesters and this was amply demonstrated in the last few years. Now, it looks like one of the kernel developers has been arrested in Russia while he was protesting against Ukraine's invasion.

Mirantis Counters VMware OpenStack's Openness

OpenStack vendor Mirantis says VMware's OpenStack distribution does not assure openness or avoid vendor lock-in, but do VMware and Mirantis need each other more than they don't?

Top 4 open source invoicing tools for freelancers and small businesses

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 2, 2014 11:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Small business owners and freelancers put a lot of work into their businesses. They do that not only because they’re passionate about what they do, but they also have the goal of getting paid. read more

OpenStack Manila project Approved for Incubation

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 2, 2014 10:39 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Manila is now an officially incubated project within the OpenStack Foundation. As an incubated project, Manila could one day land as an official integrated project, though don't look for that until at least 2015.

Joining Tables on the Command-Line

  • The Linux Rain; By Bob Mesibov (Posted by eldersnake on Sep 2, 2014 9:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This article compares 3 different ways to join tables on a common field. All 3 work OK on small tables, but there's a big difference in speed when the tables to be joined are large, as shown below.

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