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Former L0pht man 'Mudge' leaves Google for Washington

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Obama lures hacker out of the roof with gig establishing software transparency lab Mudge, a once-feared and now-respected member of the "L0pht" hacker collective, is headed to Washington to set up a software version of Underwriters' Laboratory.…

Media player mini-PC runs Android on 64-bit octa-core SoC

Tronsmart unveiled a media player mini-PC that runs Android 5.1 on a 64-bit octa-core Rockchip RK3368 SoC and supports H.265 4K video at 60fps via HDMI 2.0. We no longer cover every Android media player or HDMI stick that comes around, but the new Tronsmart “Orion R68″ certainly caught our attention. (So did its similar […]

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Officially Released as a Tribute to Mandrake Linux

The OpenMandriva community, through Kate Lebedeff, had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Linux operating system.

Supreme Court won’t weigh in on Oracle-Google API copyright battle

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Google's appeal of the Google-Oracle API copyright dispute. The high court's move lets stand an appellate court's decision that application programming interfaces (APIs) are subject to copyright protections. Here is how we described the issue in our earlier coverage:

The Linux Setup - Neil McGovern, Debian Project Leader

  • My Linux Rig; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on Jul 1, 2015 4:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Debian
An interview with Debian Project Leader Neil McGovern about his GNOME-based setup. Neil also discusses his love of IRC.

Compact, rugged IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark

Adlink’s “Matrix MXE-100i” gateway runs Wind River’s Linux-based IDP XT IoT gateway stack on an Intel Quark processor, and offers multiple wireless options. The Matrix MXE-100i is a spinoff of the Matrix MXE-200i gateway computer announced by Adlink in February. Like the MXE-200i, the identically sized, 120 x 100 x 55mm MXE-100i comes preloaded with a Linux-based Internet of Things gateway software stack from Intel subsidiary Wind River, called Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT.

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Debian

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 1, 2015 2:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Debian
The hardest thing about Debian? Getting the right ISO in the first place. Once you get over that hurdle you will find it is easy to install, even on UEFI based machines and there is a good selection of software available. Getting things like Flash and MP3 audio working is simple and the stability and performance is good.

Public warning: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi password with your friends' friends

Give the key to pal ... and it'll be sent to their FB mates, too. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a significant security risk: it shares access to password-protected Wi-Fi networks with the user's contacts. So giving a wireless password to one person grants access to everyone who knows them.

What We Call Security Isn’t Really Security

  • DarkMatters; By Pete Herzog (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 12:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
... we need cybersecurity. It’s important. And what we’re getting isn’t working. Because what we call cybersecurity isn’t security.

Digital education presents new challenges and opportunities for IT

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat (Posted by crudder on Jun 30, 2015 11:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
CIOs and IT leaders can and should lead digital education within their organization, but they need to bring more to the table than their IT skills alone. Lee Congdon, CIO of Red Hat, reveals what's working within his own IT org - and where they still need to go.

Red Hat: 2015:1199-01: kernel: Important Advisory

Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues and three bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

Tonight’s leap second may cause problems for the Internet

Tonight, at 23:59:59 on June 30, a leap second will be added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Instead of the clock rolling around to 00:00:00 on July 1 as per usual, the time will actually jump to 23:59:60 before finally ending up in July a second later. The previous leap second, which was inserted in June 2012, caused a number of high-profile technological issues, and it's likely that the leap tonight will cause some problems as well.

Mageia 5 Linux Distro Offers New Tools, Improved Stability

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 30, 2015 8:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mageia, Mandriva
Helping users move from Microsoft's Windows operating system is also part of Mageia 5, which has a Windows settings import feature. eWEEK examines key highlights of the Mageia 5 Linux distribution release.

Has Google become Microsoft?

In today's open source roundup: Google and Microsoft share some similarities. Plus: How to upgrade from Debian 7 to Debian 8. And Dropbox versus Google Drive.

Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jun 30, 2015 6:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Mint team has revealed that the final version of Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE is now available for download. It comes with MATE 1.10 and a ton of other improvements for the rest of the operating system.

Call for applications for Fedora Diversity Advisor (A Volunteer Position)

Fedora is a big community that includes contributors and users from many different countries, each with their own experiences and historical backgrounds that contribute to a diverse mix of cultural, educational, and behavioral norms. To continuously create and foster an... Continue Reading →

Linux as a lifestyle

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
My Linux journey began three years ago. I finished high school and started to pay more attention to the security of computers and networks. It is truly an amazing field of study and there's so many new things to learn there. I was instantly hooked. read more

PHP for Non-Developers

After years of making it clear that I'm not a developer in just about every article I've written here at Linux Journal, I do have a confession to make. I can write the "Hello World" equivalent in almost every programming language out there. In assembly, it might have been "1+1", but my lack of advanced skills should be evident.

Jdrivesync: your Google Drive synchronisation client for Linux

Grive was a solution for many. It worked on Ubuntu, Debian and so on... It was distributed in source code only, so you had to compile it for your own OS. Unfortunately, things changed in April 2015. Grive no longer works. Is there an alternative to Grive?

Linux: Boldly Going Where We’ve Not Gone Before

Burt Rutan signed autographs on that blistering hot June day in the Mojave desert. His collection of engineers, scientists and "enterprise rouges" shouldered their way into front page news. SpaceShipOne had just become the first civilian aircraft/spacecraft to carry the first civilian pilot into space.

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