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Microsoft Admits It's Been Using a Modified Linux Kernel for Years

Microsoft made a surprising announcement yesterday when they said that they would increase their contributions to the Linux kernel. The company admitted that it's been using a heavily modified Linux kernel for years, although it's a very old version.

How to install Reader Self RSS on a CentOS 7 VPS

  • Rosehosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Apr 1, 2015 9:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Reader Self is self hosted RSS reader written in PHP. It is a good replacement for the popular Google Reader.

Firefox 37 Debuts With Opportunistic Encryption, Security Fixes

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 1, 2015 8:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
"Opportunistic encryption is meant to improve the transport properties of legacy HTTP resources that would otherwise be carried in clear text," Patrick McManus, platform engineer at Mozilla, told eWEEK. "Any TLS [Transport Layer Security] certificate, including self-signed ones, may be used with opportunistic encryption because it does not enforce authentication. Servers must run either HTTP/2 or SPDY/3.1."

Latest CentOS 7 Update Brings Support for Intel Broadwell, AMD Hawaii, and Btrfs

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 1, 2015 7:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The CentOS development team, through Karanbir Singh, has announced that a new build for the stable CentOS 7 Linux operating system is available for download and update.

SBC runs Linux on new quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC

Actions Technology released a quad-core Cortex-A9 “S500″ SoC, along with an “ActDuino S500″ SBC based on it, plus support for Android 5.0 and Linux. Actions Technology, a subsidiary of Chinese fabless chipmaker Actions Semiconductor, is aiming its new S500 system-on-chip and ActDuino S500 SBC “open source reference design platform” at digital signage, kiosks, Android netbooks, […]

Tails 1.3.2 Anonymous Live CD Now Uses Tor Browser 4.0.6, Based on Firefox 31.6.0 ESR

The famous Tails amnesic incognito Live CD operating system that has been used by Edward Snowden to stay invisible online and browse websites anonymously, has been updated on March 30 to version 1.3.2 with a number of improvements and security fixes.

Tiny, stackable, Linux-based IoT module hits Kickstarter

On Kickstarter, Onion launched a tiny, Linux-based “Omega” IoT module, along with a dock, stackable expansion modules, a cloud service, and web app tools.

Mozilla Firefox 37.0 Officially Released with Native HTML5 YouTube Playback, Firefox 40 Pushed to Nightly Channel

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 1, 2015 3:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
As expected, Mozilla had the pleasure of unveiling today, March 31, the Mozilla Firefox 37.0 web browser for all supported computer operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, while pushing Firefox 40 to the nightly (unstable channel), Firefox 39.0 to the Dev channel, and Firefox 38.0 to the Beta channel.

Tails 1.3.2 Screencast

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.3.2, is out.

This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible. There are numerous other changes that may not be apparent in the daily operation of a typical user. Technical details of all the changes are listed in the Changelog.

Google's Chromebit Turns Any TV Into a Chrome PC for Under $100

  • Gizmodo; By Sean Hollister (Posted by JaseP on Apr 1, 2015 1:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Google just introduced a whole new kind of Chrome OS computer—a dongle that plugs into any HDMI-equipped display. It’s called a Chromebit, and it isn’t your run-of-the-mill streaming stick. For under $100, you’re looking at a full computer that plugs right into your TV.

How similar are OS X and Linux?

In today's Apple roundup: What are the similarities between OS X and Linux? Plus: Why Apple bought FoundationDB, and reviews of the new 13-inch Macbook Pro with Force Touch.

News: Linux Top 3: GNOME 3.16, Sabayon 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.04 Beta

GNOME 3.16 was released on March 25, benefiting from the contributions of 1,043 authors that made 33,525 changes.

BleachBit An Alternative To CCleaner On Linux

If you were using Windows in past then probably you would have used CCleaner to analyse and delete junk files, temporary files and free up space by deleting recycled files. On Linux we've a good alternative to CCleaner, BleachBit. BleachBit analyses and deletes junk files, temporary files, Browsers history, cache and free up disc space. Let's take a look at some of its features and know how to install latest BleachBit on Linux.

Digital Asset Management with digiKam

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Mar 31, 2015 9:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Although digiKam is first and foremost a photo management application, you can put it to other practical uses. For example, digiKam offers all the features you need to manage your digital assets, which makes it a capable digital asset management tool.

5 questions to determine if open source is a good fit for a software project

  • The Enterprisers Project; By Lee Congdon (Posted by openlife on Mar 31, 2015 8:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Here are five basic questions to help determine whether open source is a good fit for your next software project.

Microsoft Doesn't Understand the Smartphone

Microsoft is going to crash and burn trying to get Windows Phone 10 on other hardware.

Audacity 2.1.0 released

Audacity 2.1.0 is released & has lots of improvements and bug fixes.

LibrePlanet & the Sounds of Silence

The LibrePlanet 2015 awards ceremony was at 5:30 PM, so I had time for a shower and a bite to eat. Of course, these days I don’t do much “biting” when I eat. I am on the John Glenn diet for another two months. If it can’t be squeezed out of a tube, I can’t eat it. Of course, my inability to speak or eat “real” food precluded any meaningful participation at a large dinner table with colleagues. “Oh, Ken…? Yeah, see over at that table? The guy in the Linux hat who isn’t talking or eating? That’s Ken.”

Samsung loads planes full of Galaxy S6 phones for US launch

In today's open source roundup: Samsung pulls out all the stops for the US launch of the Galaxy S6 phone. Plus: Save 40% on CrossOver for Linux, and why gaming doesn't stink on Linux anymore.

Xen 4.4 via libvirt for OpenStack Juno

This document describes steps Xing Lin (University of Utah) took to setup a compute node based on Ubuntu 14.04 for OpenStack "juno", using the Xen Project via libvirt approach. As of the fall of 2014, Openstack does not support this approach well as Xen Project is in the Group C of the hypervisor support matrix for Openstack

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