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Chinese Company Learns From The West: Builds Up Big Patent Portfolio, Uses It To Sue Apple In China

For many years now, Western governments have been complaining about China's supposed lack of respect for intellectual monopolies, and constantly pushing the country's politicians to tighten the legal framework protecting them. To anyone not blinded by an unquestioning belief in the virtues of copyright and patent maximalism, it was pretty clear where this strategy would end.

KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Version 7.6.0 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks from Debian stable (jessie) and newer graphics drivers or desktop software packages from Debian/testing and Debian/unstable (sid). It uses kernel 4.2.2 and xorg 7.7 (core 1.17.3) for supporting current computer hardware.

Mozilla: We’re not getting money from Google any more but we’re doing fine

For many years, Firefox developer Mozilla generated substantial income from a sponsorship deal with Google; the search and advertising firm paid Mozilla in return for Firefox making Google its default search engine. That deal was ended last year, with Firefox defaulting to Yahoo in the US, Yandex in Russia, and Baidu in China.

$5 Raspberry Pi Zero keeps it simple

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a $5, 65 x 30mm “Raspberry Pi Zero” SBC with a 1GHz ARM11 SoC, 512MB RAM, plus microSD, mini-HDMI, micro-USB, and 40-pin GPIO. The $9-and-up Chip has just been eclipsed in the hacker SBC price competition before it has even begun to ship in volume. The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s […]

5 big reasons the team is thankful

In the past year, the open source community has helped publish more than 1,000 articles on Thank you. Thank you to our readers and open source community members who visit the site, share personal and professional experiences, and participate in online and in-person discussions. read more

Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

How many coincidences does it take to be Scroogled? “Anonymity is like virginity. You don't get it back once you've lost it,” writes one Register reader on Microsoft’s latest raid on your privacy.…

Raspberry Pi Zero: a $5 computer

Starting today, shops and newsagents are stocking a computer magazine called The MagPi, and as a world's first, this magazine comes with a free computer—literally stuck to the front cover. It's the newest Raspberry Pi release, called Pi Zero. This computer also goes on sale around the world for just $5. read more

Linux-Powered C.H.I.P. Tiny SBC Will be the World's First $8 Computer

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 26, 2015 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Remember the world's tiniest computer that goes by the name of C.H.I.P.? Of course you do, it is the world's cheapest single-board computer (SBC) ever made, available for purchase for only $9 (€8.4).

Dell, Comcast, Intel & Who Knows Who Else Are Out to Get You

And you thought all you had to worry about was Superfish, the adware Lenovo installed on its computers that left users vulnerable to man-in the-middle attacks — even when running Linux. At least the latest dumb move by Dell seems to be Windows specific, meaning most readers of FOSS Force can breath easy and repeat the official Linux mantra rewritten from an old Dial soap campaign. Aren’t you glad you use Linux? Don’t you wish ever everybody did?

Teardown shows Nest Cam is “always-on” even when you think it’s off

  • Ars Technica; By Valentina Palladino (Posted by BernardSwiss on Nov 26, 2015 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It turns out your home security camera may see more of your home than you thought it did. In a teardown of the Nest Cam, a team at ABI Research found that even when "off," the camera draws nearly the same amount of power as when it's fully powered on, meaning it's functional and running even when the indicator light claims otherwise.

Introducing the Fedora Cinnamon Spin

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2015 6:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora 23 features the brand new Cinnamon Desktop Spin for users craving a more traditional user interface. The Fedora 23 Cinnamon Desktop Spin features version 2.8.3 of the Cinnamon Desktop which by default features a taskbar and applications menu at the... Continue Reading →

BlackArch Linux ISO Images Updated with Over 100 New Tools, Multilib Support

The developers of the Arch Linux-based BlackArch GNU/Linux operating system have announced the availability for download of a new installation media for the distribution.

Five Things in Fedora This Week: HyperKitty, Elections,, Wayland, and Python 3

HyperKitty is here! What’s HyperKitty, you may ask? It’s a cute name for something that’s not actually particularly feline (and while we hope you’ll think it’s hyper-good, it’s not hyperactive). It’s a new, modern web interface for all the Fedora... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Will be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 26, 2015 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
The Ubuntu developers have published a new iteration of the Ubuntu Kernel Team Weekly Newsletter to inform all users of the free operating system about the latest work done for the kernel packages of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Why Microsoft yanked its latest Windows 10 update download: It hijacked privacy settings

Update now fixed, we're told. Microsoft withdrew downloads for its latest official edition of Windows 10, version 1511, after it meddled with people's privacy settings.…

Practical tips for working with OpenStack

To build your own cloud and take advantage of the power of the open source powered OpenStack project takes dedicated resources and a good bit of learning. Due to the size of the project and the pace of development, keeping up can be difficult. The good news is that there are many resources to help, including the official documentation, a variety of OpenStack training and certification programs, as well as community-authored guides.

Android Studio 2.0 preview gives developers instant preview of code changes

Latest developer tool also adds GPU profiler, Java to native debugging. Google has released Android Studio 2.0 Preview, a major update to its IDE for developing Android applications.…

Geeks visit Bletchley Park, birthplace of the Turing machine

  •; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2015 12:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
What do a few geeks do when they find themselves on the way to Dublin for LinuxCon Europe? They make a side trip to Bletchley Park, of course. Seeing the place where Alan Turing, father of computer science, broke the German Nazi Enigma codes in the second World War was quite an experience.

Tor Project appeals for help to carry on, expand anti-spying network

The Tor anonymous browsing project has asked for donations to improve the network and invest in educational projects. The Tor Project is a non-profit scheme which runs Tor. Otherwise known as The Onion Router, the system allows users to enter areas of the Internet which remain unindexed by common search engines.

Finding security bugs on the road to creating a verifiably secure TLS lib

Microsoft, French bods push for mathematically provable bug-free code Microsoft and French research organization INRIA have recently jointly published the source code for a more secure implementation of TLS – hopefully increasing the security of millions online in the process.…

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