Targeted malware campaigns against Activists, Lawyers and journalists are becoming extremely commonplace. These attacks range in sophistication from simple spear-phishing campaigns using off the shelf malware, to APT-level attacks employing exploits, large budgets, and increasingly sophisticated techniques. Activists, lawyers and journalists are, for the most part, completely unprepared to deal with cyber-attacks; most of them don't even have a single security professional on staff. In this session Eva
Researchers from the University of Illinois have looked at how users and Website designers respond to the feature-list, and their study suggests there's a whole lot of kruft that nobody – site owners or end users – are using.
Feral Interactive announced today that F1 2015 will be released on May 26th for Linux; it will be the first ever FORMULA ONE™ game to grace Linux. Developed and published by Codemasters for consoles and Windows PC, F1 2015 is the most realistic simulation of FORMULA ONE racing ever.
Today in Linux news Ludwig Nussel announced the release of openSUSE Leap 42.2 Alpha1. In other news, Jack Germain was impressed with Rebellin Linux from the start and blogger DarkDuck said CentOS isn't for home users. Mozilla' Asa Dotzler returns to Firefox and Richard Smith said Linux is "not just for computer nerds" anymore.
Ludwig Nussel today announced openSUSE Leap 42.2 Alpha1 saying this release is mainly 42.1 plus updates and SLE12SP2 Beta1, Qt 5.6, and Linux 4.4. He hopes another alpha will land before the upcoming openSUSE conference and having a developmental release every month until Final in November. Test hounds can still check the installer and hardware support. While 42.2 is supposed to be a minor update, big changes are coming in YaST, X, KDE, GNOME and systemd.
Convergence is not a word on everybody's lips. But if Canonical Software, the company that controls Ubuntu, has any say, it soon will be.
Others may be more skeptical.
Canonical describes convergence as "a single software platform that runs across smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs. It is designed to help make converged computing a reality: one system, one experience, multiple form factors."
Another week has passed, and the major OTA-11 software update for the Ubuntu mobile operating system, which powers the Ubuntu Phone and Tablet devices, is getting closer to a final release.
Immediately after informing the community about the general availability of Linux kernel 4.1.25 LTS, kernel developer Sasha Levin published details about the release of Linux kernel 3.18.34 LTS.
Whom can I recommend CentOS to? Probably to people I mentioned in the very beginning of this article: students who want to dedicate their life to system administration. You need to learn how to search for the answers, how to do things manually. That is your profession. That is your bread. CentOS gives you a brilliant opportunity to learn all of that along with learning the system itself.
But CentOS is not for home users who want things done quickly and easily, I'm afraid.
System76, a US-based hardware company known for building powerful computers with the popular Ubuntu Linux preloaded, has announced earlier that they are giving away one of their superb Lemur laptops during the Denver Mini Maker Faire event.
After a long wait, the Unixstickers.com website is proud to announce today, May 24, 2016, that they can finally offer stickers with the Ubuntu logo, thanks to a partnership with Canonical.
For the seasoned users among you, chances are you may have previously heard about the development of the Solus operating system – for both good and bad reasons. For those less aware of the behind-the-scenes antics, you might want to check out our full interview with its founder, Ikey Doherty, back in LU&D 162.
Following on from a successful launch, the project looks to offer a stable, and alternative, take on the more common GNOME-based distributions. Without doubt, Solus’ most distinguishing feature is its unique graphical interface: Budgie. The Budgie desktop has been written from the ground up, enabling easy integration into other distros and is essentially an open source project in its own right.
openSUSE developer Ludwig Nussel has proudly announced today, May 24, 2016, that a first Alpha build of the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 computer operating system is now ready for public testing.
Birds Linux creator Francesco Milesi has informed Softpedia today, May 24, 2016, about the immediate availability of a major update to his open-source computer operating system, Birds Linux 8.0.
I’m not going to argue that the Raspberry Pi should always be the device of choice for every situation. Sometimes it just doesn’t cut it and using it in a given situation will cause more work than necessary. Whenever I am asked the above question, I usually get the details of what the person is intending to do, and then talk about the pros and cons of the Raspberry Pi for that use. One of the things I always remind the person is that no matter how good Device X might be, you need to consider the community behind the device. In my opinion, a constantly growing supportive community is what the Pi offers over all other devices.
Whoever wins the hearts and minds of today's younger computer users will have a substantial advantage over the competition for years to come. In years past, I've seen both Apple and, later, Microsoft try this approach. Both failed, as kids back in the early days of computing used their PCs for school and limited PC gaming. Today things are different. Kids are glued to their smartphones and many of those smart phones are Android-based.
This means kids are fairly comfortable using Android applications. Now imagine putting Android applications on Chromebooks for schools. Yes, this is in fact happening right now. I for one, think this is going to prove to be one of the smartest moves Google has made in many years.
Oracle's copyright lawsuit is all about one "very simple rule," the company's attorney told a jury today.
"You don’t take people’s property without permission and use it for your own benefit," said Oracle lawyer Peter Bicks. "Google took a shortcut, and they took a shortcut at Oracle’s expense."
After a few accidents leaking out before it was due, Feral have today officially (and finally) properly confirmed F1 2015 is coming to Linux.
A COMPUTER EXPLORER has managed to take a PS4 and turn it into a Linux box that can be used to play Steam games. Why? Progress, people, and porting. If you can think it, you might as well give it a go.
Alert the masters! YouTuber OsirisX must be banished, for they have orchestrated an unholy union. OsirisX installed Arch Linux on a PlayStation 4 that still had version 1.76 of its firmware, and then installed Steam on the desktop OS. Blasphemy!
Linux and Sony used to be on good terms, if not the best of friends.
We reported earlier today, May 24, 2016, that Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of Linux kernel 3.12.60 LTS, and now another developer released new maintenance builds of the long-term supported Linux 4.1 and 3.18 kernel branches.
Microsoft has trumpeted the fact that 300 million devices now run Windows 10, but the scale of its failure to extend its operating system dominance into mobile can be seen in the fact that of the 349 million smartphones sold in 2016's first quarter, 293.7m ran Android. And just 2.4m ran Windows Phone.
Those numbers come from Gartner's latest assessment of worldwide smartphone sales.
Two factoids stand out in this quarter's data. Firstly, Chinese manufacturers now fill spots three through five on Gartner's top five list. Huawei and Oppo are growing like weeds, although Xiaomi has flattened out worryingly.
Oracle and Google’s fierce court fight over the code inside Android went to a jury on Monday after closing arguments that sharply differed on the most basic issues.
The federal jury in San Francisco is now deciding whether Google’s use of copyrighted Java code constitutes fair use, an exemption that would free the company from having to pay Oracle damages.
As the wearable space becomes increasingly crowded, Pebble is holding strong amid stiff competition. Companies like Fitbit and Garmin are trying to turn fitness trackers into all-purpose smartwatches, but Pebble's CEO Eric Migicovsky is making sure that Pebble does "a couple things really really well." That's the premise behind Pebble's newest and most unique device, the Pebble Core smart running module. It's a tiny computer that tracks running and can sync with your Spotify account so you really don't have to take your phone with you on a workout anymore.
Google is setting its sights on Apple and the ever-popular iPhone as it prepares to release Android N, its new mobile operating system, later this summer. At the annual Google I/O developer's conference earlier this month, some of Android N's features were outlined, while a developer's preview of the software has been available since March, CNET reports.
The 10-inch ZenPad Z300M and 8-inch Z380M feature technology designed to enhance the viewing experience along with an updated ZenUI that builds on the standard Android 6.0 Marshmallow interface.
Yesterday marked the public availability of Dota 2 with a Vulkan renderer after Valve had been showing it off for months. This is the second commercial Linux game (after The Talos Principle) to sport a Vulkan renderer and thus we were quite excited to see how this Dota 2 Vulkan DLC is performing for both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards. Here are our initial Dota 2 benchmarks with Vulkan as well as OpenGL for reference when using the latest Linux graphics drivers on Ubuntu.