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An introduction to systemd for CentOS 7

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:00

Wazi: Red Hat-based distributions are migrating to systemd because it provides more efficient ways of managing services and quicker startup times.

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My First Unikernel

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:15

Thomas Leonard's Blog: I wanted to make a simple REST service for queuing file uploads, deployable as a virtual machine. The traditional way to do this is to download a Linux cloud image, install the software inside it, and deploy that. Instead I decided to try a unikernel.

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[$] The EFF launches a router project

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:12

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is
probably best known for its work in the political arena. But the EFF also
occasionally tries to make change happen more directly by releasing
interesting technologies of its own. The organization's July 20 announcement
of the Open Wireless Router project is an example of this type of
initiative. Your editor has long been concerned about the state of home
(and small business)
router software, so it made sense to take a look.

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openSUSE Factory becomes a rolling-release distribution

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:06

The openSUSE project has announced
that the "Factory" development distribution has been reworked into an
independent distribution using a rolling-release model. "With a
daily fresh Factory distribution making it easier for those who want to
preview and test, we hope to see more users and contributors, leading to
faster fixes and even higher quality. Factory is critical as it provides
the base technology for openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise, which is used
by tens of thousands of organizations around the world."

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Fake ID Flaw Puts Android Users at Risk

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:00

eWEEK: Bluebox Security reveals fundamental flaws in how Android validates the identity of app developers. Full details will be given at the upcoming Black Hat event.

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Qt 5.4 Going Into Feature Freeze Next Week With Exciting Changes

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:56

The Qt 5.4 feature freeze is set to go into effect on 8 August with already there being a large number of changes for this next major Qt5 tool-kit release...

The Qt 5.4 feature freeze is set to go into effect on 8 August with already there being a large number of changes for this next major Qt5 tool-kit release...
Read more at Phoronix

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Tuesday's security updates

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:31

Debian has updated kernel (multiple vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated drupal6 (F20; F19: multiple vulnerabilities) and drupal7 (F20; F19: multiple vulnerabilities).

Mandriva has updated nss (BS1.0: code execution).

Red Hat has updated

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Bright Computing Draws $14.5 Million to Expand Focus on Linux Clusters

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:45

Bright Computing, a startup that works with companies that manage Linux clusters and is closely involved with Hadoop for mining Big Data, has picked up $14.5 million in Series B funding.

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Tiny Linux SBC web-enables DIY IoT modules

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:00

 Linux Gizmos: The tiny, 15 x 10 x 5mm CloudBit single board computer adds Internet connectivity and a modest ARM9 brain to LittleBits Electronics's popular, Lego-like platform, which is billed as an easier, plug-and-play alternative to Arduino for electronics prototyping.

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Android crypto blunder exposes users to highly privileged malware (ars technica)

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:37

Ars technica reports
on a newly disclosed Android vulnerability. It seems that some apps are
hard-coded into the system as having special privileges. "According
to Jeff Forristal, CTO of Bluebox Security, Android fails to verify the
chain of certificates used to certify an app belongs to this elite class of
super privileged programs.

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OpenSUSE Factory Turns Into Rolling Release Distribution

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:35

OpenSUSE "Factory" up to now has referred to the development version of the openSUSE Linux distribution while being announced by SUSE today is that it's also going to serve as an independent distribution under a rolling-release development model...

OpenSUSE "Factory" up to now has referred to the development version of the openSUSE Linux distribution while being announced by SUSE today is that it's also going to serve as an independent distribution under a rolling-release development model...

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Search the Pirate Bay on your Android device with the PirateApp

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:00

 ITworld: The PirateApp is a free app for Android devices that makes it fast and easy to search the Pirate Bay for torrents.

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Steam OS Review – From a Linux User’s Point of View

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:21

Steam OS images were made available for free download yesterday. I grabbed the images, created an ISO and booted a high-end system on it (it was a working Windows 8 desktop). 

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"The World's Most Highly-Assured OS" Kernel Open-Sourced

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:10

The seL4 kernel that's an advanced, security-enhanced version of the L4 micro-kernel has been open-sourced by General Dynamics C4 Systems and NICTA...

The seL4 kernel that's an advanced, security-enhanced version of the L4 micro-kernel has been open-sourced by General Dynamics C4 Systems and NICTA...
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Rackspace Adds Support for MariaDB, Percona Open Source Databases

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:00

 The VAR Guy: Rackspace will now officially support the relational database storage platforms from MariaDB and Percona, which are forked from Oracle MySQL.

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Linux Top 3: CoreOS Goes Stable, Oracle Clones RHEL 7 and Tails Updates

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00

Linux Planet: While Oracle Linux 7 is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Oracle executives are always keen to point out there are differences.

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Hybrid RAID 1 (Mirror) of RAM drive & SATA HDD Using LVM with LUKS [and systemd unit file] on Fedora Linux

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:33

Hybrid RAID 1 (Mirror) of RAM drive & SATA HDD Using LVM with LUKS [and systemd unit file] on Fedora Linux
The IT industry has a continual balance between security and usability. Within this balance, performance usually affects usability. In the realm of protecting "Data at Rest" (i.e. encryption) one may find three factors affecting performance, and therefore usabilty: The harddrive, CPU and RAM. Of these, the harddrive will always prove to be a bottleneck (yes, even with an SDD).

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CoreOS Stabilizes Cloud Container Linux Operating System

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:00

eWEEK: The container-based Linux operating system is now considered to be production-ready.

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Mozilla picks one of its own to be its new CEO

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:00

 ZDnet: Mozilla has selected Chris Beard, who started with the company with the release of Firefox 1.0, to be its chief executive.

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DSA-2992 linux - security update

News.Debuntu.Org - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:00

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that
may lead to a denial of service or privilege escalation:

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