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Hortonworks Ramps Up Hadoop Security

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-04-18 22:00

LinuxInsider: Hadoop is an open source framework for storing and processing big data in a distributed environment across clusters of computers using simple programming models.

Changing your password regularly is a terrible idea, and here's why

LXer - Mon, 2016-04-18 21:05
Making users change their passwords frequently could actually make systems less secure, the UK's information security agency has warned.

An Introduction to GNOME Maps

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-04-18 21:00

Linux.com: If you’ve never used GNOME Maps, you’re in for a treat

BQ Aquaris M10, the Ubuntu Tablet That Turns into a PC, Is Now Available to Buy

LXer - Mon, 2016-04-18 20:08
We believe that, by now, all of our readers are aware of the fact that BQ and Canonical have worked hard during the past few months on bringing the first-ever Ubuntu tablet device to the light of day.

Possible SATA Power Management Improvements For Linux

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-04-18 20:00

Phoronix: Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett has revised his work around improving power management for modern Intel systems via SATA.

Richard Stallman Talks GNU, Linux, Terrorism and French Politics

LXer - Mon, 2016-04-18 19:10
A summary of Richard Stallman's thoughts on free software, open source, GNU, Linux, terrorism, cell phones and French politics, based on a recent talk near Paris.

USB drive help

Reddit - Mon, 2016-04-18 19:06

I have a usb drive I use for work data. I did everything right with the windows machine it was attached to clicked the safe removal method before taking it out. But, now it's not recognized in windows machines at all. One time on plugging it in, I received an error message that mentioned that it was in "safe removal mode" and couldn't be loaded. Huh?

Anyways, when I plut it in on my linux machine I can see the drive using fdisk. Disk /dev/sdb: 8103 MB, 8103395328 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 985 cylinders, total 15826944 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 2048 15826943 7912448 b W95 FAT32

But it doesn't appear to mount. It doesn't show up in file manager. And if I try to create a directory and mount it....it gets hung up. What is going on with this thing? There's some data I'd like to get back off of it if possible. But I think at this point the thing's bricked.

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How Badlock Was Discovered and Fixed

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-04-18 19:00

Severity analysis of vulnerabilities by experts from the information security industry is rarely based on real code review. I

Free Software Foundation's Priorities Reflect Changing Times

LXer - Mon, 2016-04-18 18:13
In 2008, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) created its list of high-priority projects that "are important for increasing the adoption and use of free software and free software operating systems."

Ubuntu Linux continues to dominate OpenStack and other clouds

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-04-18 18:00

 ZDnet: Give me some of that Ubuntu Juju magic...

House Passes Bill to Sabotage Net Neutrality

LXer - Mon, 2016-04-18 17:16
In a disappointing turn of events, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 241 to 173 to pass H.R. 2666, the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act, a bill that would undermine the FCC’s ability to enforce key net neutrality protections... As the bill moves to the Senate this session, it’s crucial that senators reject it. Fortunately, President Obama has said that he will veto the bill if it reaches his desk.

KDE Plasma 5.7 Desktop Environment to Offer a Much-Improved Audio Volume Applet

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-04-18 17:00

 softpedia: David Rosca has been working hard in the past few months to add many cool new features to the Audio Volume applet

I been using Ubuntu for 6 months and its totally... Boring... And that's a good thing.

Reddit - Mon, 2016-04-18 16:57

I'm pretty new to Linux. Started about 6 months ago. At first I was enthralled with all the minutiae of Ubuntu. I reveled in the power that was awarded to me. Want to install 6 packages at once? GOFERIT. Want to completely change the UX/UI? DONE.

But now, 6 months later, its totally normal, even maybe a bit boring. Its just a way for me to get work done, just like Windows or OSX or Android. A portal to the internet. When I first started Linux, all my non-technology friends would shudder and their eyes would glaze over when I even mentioned Linux. They all thought that it was only for television hackers and scientists.... If they even knew what it was. And as a person with a non-tech job, I thought that it would be a fun challenge. Its not challenging or difficult, its just like Windows and OSX.

I can't believe how normal and second nature it has become, and now when I am forced to use Windows, I find the whole ordeal distasteful. After using Ubuntu, and getting used to that, I can definitely feel Microsoft breathing down my throat a bit when I use Windows. Worse then that, my computer is this 12 year old Lenovo disaster where the case is literally falling apart, so I can hardly even turn on Windows anymore because it takes 20 minutes to boot with all the updates.

I think us normal people can get behind Linux once were properly introduced to it, but I can definitely see why its tough to get people to step out of their comfort level.

You can lead a horse to water, and all that jazz.

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Gimp – A fast overview

LXer - Mon, 2016-04-18 16:19
GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source image editor that is available in the Fedora repositories. GIMP is primarily used for editing, cropping, retouching, resizing, and converting many different formats of raster images such as JPEGs... Continue Reading →

Organizing the OpenStack community locally and globally

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-04-18 16:00

 opensource.com: Inteview with Cloudify's open source community lead at GigaSpaces

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