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How China Mobile Is Using Linux and Open Source

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-23 09:25
China Mobile is one of the biggest telecom companies in the world, with more than 800 million users in China -- all of whom are served with open source technologies. During the 2016 Mobile World Congress, China Mobile declared that the operational support system running their massive network would be based on open source software. China Mobile is not alone; many major networking vendors are moving to open source technologies.

LibreELEC 8.0.0 Officially Released for Raspberry Pi SBCs with Kodi 17 "Krypton"

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-23 08:16
The development team behind the open-source LibreELEC operating system for Raspberry Pi and other embedded devices proudly announced today the release and general availability of LibreELEC 8.0.0.

10 Open Source Challenges

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-02-23 08:00

Datamation: If the community is going to continue to thrive, it will need to find a way to deal with some very big challenges.

FLOSS Weekly 422: Arduino Update

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-23 07:07
This week's guest, Kathy Giori, manages Arduino's US business operations, establishes strategic partnerships, engages in Maker community and open source software events, looks for ways to boost Arduino education and training, and volunteers for workshops and hackathons.

Linux Kernel 4.10 Released -- Happy Anniversary!

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-23 05:59
Kernel 4.10 has the honor of being christened the "Anniversary Edition" by Linus Torvalds. I[he]#039[/he]m guessing this is because of the recent 25th anniversary of the release of Linux 0.01. Admittedly, it is a bit late for that (the anniversary was back in September); however, Linus had not named any of the recent releases for the occasion, opting instead for naming them after several deranged animals.

New OpenStack Ocata stabilizes popular open-source cloud

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-23 04:50
Usually, it would be another couple of months before the open-source OpenStack Foundation cloud released a new version of its cloud software. This time around the OpenStack community released the latest version, Ocata, on a one-time, shorter cycle. This release is focused on improving stability, scalability, and performance of the core compute and networking services.

Use Oranchelo Icons Flat to Beautify Your Linux Desktop

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-02-23 04:00

fossmint: Oranchelo Icon Flat is a hybrid icon set follows the latest design trends and can arguably go head to head in an eye candy contest with the awesome Numix Icons.

The Perfect Server CentOS 7.3 with Apache, Postfix, Dovecot, Pure-FTPD, BIND and ISPConfig 3.1

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-23 03:41
This tutorial shows how to install ISPConfig 3.1 on a CentOS 7.3 (64Bit) server. ISPConfig 3 is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, Mailman, and many more.

The Surprises When Testing A Radeon RX 470 With AMDGPU's DRM-Next Linux 4.11

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-02-23 03:00
While DRM-Next hasn't even been submitted yet for the Linux 4.11 merge window, I ran some benchmarks today of an AMD Radeon RX 470 graphics card comparing Linux 4.10.0 to the current DRM-Next state...

Rewriting the history of free software and computer graphics

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-23 02:33
Do you remember those days in the early nineties when most screensavers were showing flying 3D metallic logotypes? Did you have one?read more

War Thunder on GNU/Linux and More on SteamVR

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-02-23 01:58

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Leftovers: OSS

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-02-23 01:54

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Security Leftovers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-02-23 01:52
  • Wednesday's security advisories
  • Smartphones with fingerprint scanners under screen to hit market this year

    The majority of fingerprint scanners can be found either on the back of a smartphone or on the front, embedded in the home button. But it looks like that status quo is soon about to change. According to a report from The Investor, CrucialTec, a manufacturer of fingerprint modules based in South Korea, will launch its on-screen fingerprint scanning solution that allows you to unlock your device by placing a finger on the screen sometime this year.

    This means that we can expect to see the first smartphones featuring the new fingerprint technology hit the market in 2017. Unfortunately, CrucialTec did not reveal an exact time frame or the smartphone manufacturers it is currently working with.

  • Kaspersky launches 'secure operating system' -- with no trace of Linux in it [Ed: You must be pretty desperate for headlines and attention when your marketing pitch is, "we're not Linux!"]
  • Windows Botnet Spreading Mirai Variant

    A Chinese-speaking attacker is spreading a Mirai variant from a repurposed Windows-based botnet.

    Researchers at Kaspersky Lab published a report today, and said the code was written by an experienced developer who also built in the capability to spread the IoT malware to Linux machines under certain conditions.

  • Five New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Were Fixed in Ubuntu 16.10, 14.04 & 12.04

    We reported earlier that Canonical published multiple security advisories to inform Ubuntu users about the availability of new kernel updates that patch several flaws discovered recently by various developers.

    We've already told you about the issues that are affecting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) users, so check that article to see how you can update your systems is you're still using the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel. But if you managed to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, which uses Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)'s Linux 4.8 kernel, then you need to read the following.

  • Another Linux Kernel Vulnerability Leading To Local Root From Unprivileged Processes

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Red Hat News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-02-23 01:51

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