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Ubuntu 14.10 'Utopic Unicorn' Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes

OSDir.com - il y a 4 min 54 sec
From the Unicorn dept.:
Ubuntu 14.10 runs the 3.16 kernel which offers better support for Power8 and ARM 64 architectures and graphics support for NVIDIA and AMD graphics as well as Intel’s Haswell, Broadwell, Merrifield and upcoming Cherryview chips. The kernel gives an improved audio experience with support for the Radeon H.264 video encoder. This release also brings performance improvements in suspend/resume times.

Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical comments; “The continued development and quality of Ubuntu on the desktop is creating more demand from government, education, business, developers and consumers alike. Downloads of Ubuntu are consistently strong and we are experiencing rapid growth of our OEM business.”
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Shellshock Patches Not Enough

OSDir.com - il y a 4 min 54 sec
From the It's only just begun... dept.:
The Shellshock vulnerability in the commonly used Bash command line interpreter shell is likely to require more patches, as security researchers continue to unearth further problems in the code.

Google security researcher Michal "lcamtuf" Zalewski has disclosed to iTnews that over the past two days he has discovered two previously unaddressed issues in the Bash function parser, one of which is as bad as the original Shellshock vulnerability.
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Software Patents Crumbling, Thanks to the Supreme Court

OSDir.com - il y a 4 min 54 sec
From the Crumble dept.:
The Supreme Court's June ruling on the patentability of software - its first in 33 years - raised as many questions at it answered. One specific software patent went down in flames in the case of Alice v. CLS Bank, but the abstract reasoning of the decision didn't provide much clarity on which other patents might be in danger.

Now a series of decisions from lower courts is starting to bring the ruling's practical practical consequences into focus. And the results have been ugly for fans of software patents. By my count there have been 10 court rulings on the patentability of software since the Supreme Court's decision - including six that were decided this month. Every single one of them has led to the patent being invalidated.
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VPN Resources & How to Watch Streaming Video Anywhere in the World

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How does a VPN work?

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, such as the Internet. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it is directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network. A VPN is created by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryptions.

A virtual private network connection across the Internet is similar to a wide area network (WAN) link between websites. From a user perspective, the extended network resources are accessed in the same way as resources available within the private network.

VPNs allow employees to securely access their company's intranet while traveling outside the office. Similarly, VPNs securely connect geographically separated offices of an organization, creating one cohesive network. VPN technology is also used by Internet users to connect to proxy servers for the purpose of protecting personal identity and location.
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PHP 5.6.0 Released

OSDir.com - il y a 4 min 54 sec
From the "..." dept.:
The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0. This new version comes with new features, some backward incompatible changes and many improvements.

The main features of PHP 5.6.0 include:

Constant scalar expressions.
Variadic functions and argument unpacking using the ... operator.
Exponentiation using the ** operator.
Function and constant importing with the use keyword.
phpdbg as an interactive integrated debugger SAPI.
php://input is now reusable, and $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA is deprecated.
GMP objects now support operator overloading.
File uploads larger than 2 gigabytes in size are now accepted.
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Oracle Linux 7

OSDir.com - il y a 4 min 54 sec
From the Rehash dept.:
Another of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) rebuilds has released its version of RHEL 7: Oracle Linux 7 for x86_64 is now available. It does add some features, including DTrace, Ksplice, and Xen.
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LibreSSL Initial Release

OSDir.com - il y a 4 min 54 sec
From the dept.:
The first release of LibreSSL portable has been released. LibreSSL can be found in the LibreSSL directory of your favorite OpenBSD mirror.

http://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/LibreSSL has it, and other mirrors will soon.

libressl-2.0.0.tar.gz has been tested to build on various versions of Linux, Solaris, Mac OSX, and FreeBSD.

This is intended as an initial release to allow the community to start using and providing feedback. We will be adding support for other platforms as time and resources permit.
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CentOS 7 Released On X86_64

OSDir.com - il y a 4 min 54 sec
From the x86 dept.:
Today, CentOS project unveiled CentOS Linux 7 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines. CentOS conforms fully with Red Hat's redistribution policy and aims to have full functional compatibility with the upstream product released in last month. The new version includes systemd, firewalld, GRUB2, LXC, docker, xfs instead of ext4 filesystem by default. The Linux kernel updated to 3.10.0, support for Linux Containers, 3d graphics drivers out of the box, OpenJDK 7, support for 40G Ethernet cards, installations in UEFI secure Boot mode on compatible hardware and more.
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Mozilla teams up with Foxconn - Tablet?

OSDir.com - il y a 4 min 54 sec
From the Moz Tablet dept.:
Mozilla is working with Apple hardware-maker Foxconn to release a mobile device running Firefox OS, it told news outlets on Monday, and plans to unveil it at an event next week.

The foundation told Reuters it had teamed up with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co on the device as part of its global expansion plans for the operating system. Local news service Focus Taiwan has reported an "industry insider" as saying the device is a tablet, although we could not immediately confirm this.
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Aussie Government Proposes OpenDocument As the Standard Format

OSDir.com - il y a 4 min 54 sec
From the Interop dept.:
The Australian government chief technical officer wants some views on proposals for the official standard operating environment, which features OpenDocument as the proposed document format. Otherwise, the Aussie government is pretty much a Microsoft shop, with Windows 7 x64 and IE10 as the standard platform. 'Interoperability and support for several versions of Microsoft Office is cited by the AGCTO as reasons to go with ODF, along with flexibility and the fact that the format is continously updated and developed. Spreadsheet formulae are now included in the ODF 1.2 specification as well and the AGTO believes that this, along with Microsoft Office 2013 supporting the format, will help to reliably transfer formulae between applications.'
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Red Hat delivers latest developer tools

ZDNet Open Source - jeu, 30/10/2014 - 20:43
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is still new, but there are even newer programming tools. Fortunately, with the latest Version of Red Hat Software Collection, programmers can keep up to speed.
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Why Microsoft loves Linux

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 29/10/2014 - 20:44
Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer may have hated Linux, but new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft loves Linux. What changed Microsoft's mind?
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Survey indicates four out of five developers now use open source

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 29/10/2014 - 12:18
Forrester Research's survey shows that most developers, even ones who usually stick with Microsoft Visual Studio, are now using open source.
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Windows, Linux ARM servers are on their way to the data center

ZDNet Open Source - lun, 27/10/2014 - 20:20
Microsoft joins a push towards ARM servers that have been building up for years.
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Bob Young talks about the origins of Red Hat

ZDNet Open Source - lun, 27/10/2014 - 12:37
Red Hat, the world's open source leader, is a billion dollar company, but it began in a sewing closet. Co-founder Bob Young talks about the company's humble beginnings.
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Vastly Improved Raspberry Pi Performance With Wayland

OSDir.com - ven, 24/10/2014 - 13:00
From the Raspberry dept.:
While Wayland/Weston 1.1 brought support to the Raspberry Pi merely a month ago, work has recently been done to bring true hardware-accelerated compositing capabilities to the RPi's graphics stack using Weston. The Raspberry Pi foundation has made an announcement about the work that has been done with Collabora to make this happen. X.org/Wayland developer Daniel Stone has written a blog post about this, including a video demonstrating the improved reactivity and performance. Developer Pekka Paalanen also provided additional technical details about the implementation.
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Ubuntu 14.10 has landed — and it's not just for desktops

ZDNet Open Source - jeu, 23/10/2014 - 18:53
Canonical's latest Linux, Ubuntu 14.10, saves the biggest improvements for its cloud and server versions.
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Chromebook shipments leap by 67 percent

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 22/10/2014 - 19:10
The numbers don't lie. ABI Research finds that Linux-powered Chromebook sales are exploding.
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Six licks of Google's Android Lollipop

ZDNet Open Source - lun, 20/10/2014 - 12:09
It's not shipping yet, but you can run a pre-release of Android Lollipop, and it's already looking pretty tasty.
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Will Android and Chrome marry?

ZDNet Open Source - ven, 17/10/2014 - 21:42
Perhaps, the better question is: "When will they set the date?" Sooner or later, Google's operating systems will come together.
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