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Why the Classical Desktop is Obsolete

LinuxToday.com - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:00

Datamation: What might replace the Linux desktop as we know it?

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Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet - ZDNet

Linux News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:55


Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet
Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet. Summary: The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu. By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source | April 17, 2015 -- 19:50 GMT (12:50 PDT). Follow @sjvn.
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MakerBot Lays Off 20 Percent of Its Employees

Slashdot.org - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:42
Jason Koebler writes MakerBot fired roughly 20 percent of its staff Friday. Figures from 2014 placed the company's ranks at 500, meaning the cuts could equate to roughly 100 employees. The orders came from new CEO Jonathan Jaglom, Motherboard was told. Employees are apparently being led out of the company's Brooklyn office by security today. "It's about 20 percent of staff," a MakerBot representative, who asked not to be identified because she had not received approval to speak to the press, told Motherboard. "Everyone suspected that something would be coming with the new CEO, and that there would be restructuring coming."

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GNU Hurd 0.6 released

OSNews.com - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:32
It has been roughly a year and a half since the last release of the GNU Hurd operating system, so it may be of interest to some readers that GNU Hurd 0.6 has been released, along with GNU Mach 1.5 (the microkernel that Hurd runs on), and GNU MIG 1.5 (the Mach Interface Generator, which generates code to handle remote procedure calls). New features include procfs and random translators, cleanups and stylistic fixes, some of which came from static analysis, message dispatching improvements; integer hashing performance improvements, a split of the init server into a startup server and an init program based on System V init, and more.

Sailfish OS 1.1.4 released for early access

OSNews.com - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:29
The next Sailfish OS version has been released for early access users. It's got a few very welcome changes - first and foremost, IMAP idle/push support, meaning emails will now arrive as the arrive, instead of on a schedule. There's also a new split landscape keyboard, and some gesture feedback has been added. In addition, there's a bunch of security updates, improvements to Android application support, and more. Assuming no big issues arise from the early access release, it'll be pushed to regular users.

Egg-shaped Linux mini-PC targets emerging markets - LinuxGizmos

Linux News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:21


Egg-shaped Linux mini-PC targets emerging markets
Funding packages for its Linux-based Endless Computer start at $169 with 32GB, moving to $189 when you add WiFi and Bluetooth. The price goes to $229 when you also add a 500GB HDD. There are also options to give computers away to poor schools ...

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Website Screenshot API in Python by csgtech

Freelancer.com - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:20
Need a rest api built in Python that will run on a Ubuntu server and generate and compare screenshots using this methodology: http://www.pyimagesearch.com/2014/09/15/python-compare-two-images/ . Full specifications attached... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Linux, Python)
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Write some Software by blksnday

Freelancer.com - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:04
I need an application on an USB stick. When plug in computer it will pop up a screen stating detail of the operating system, assume the user has admin / root privilege. Should work with Win7, WinXP, Win8, Fedora, Ubuntu... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: C Programming, Java, Linux, Software Architecture, Windows Desktop)
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Exploit For Crashing Minecraft Servers Made Public

Slashdot.org - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:02
An anonymous reader writes "After nearly two years of waiting for Mojang to fix a security vulnerability that can be used to crash Minecraft servers, programmer Ammar Askar has released a proof of concept exploit for the flaw in the hopes that this will force them to do something about it. "Mojang is no longer a small indie company making a little indie game, their software is used by thousands of servers, hundreds of thousands people play on servers running their software at any given time. They have a responsibility to fix and properly work out problems like this," he noted." Here is Askar's own post on the exploit, and his frustration with the response he's gotten to disclosing it to the developers.

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Linux Kernel 4.0 available in Fedora 22 Alpha

LinuxToday.com - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 14:00

Fedora Magazine: Just because Fedora 22 is delayed doesn't mean we're not using Linux 4...

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Web application by vagifverdi

Freelancer.com - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:35
Develop and maintain and existing large web application. This is an ongoing long term job (Budget: min $5000 USD, Jobs: Haskell, Linux)
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Find MVTS Pro cracked ISO or Disk. by mohammadba

Freelancer.com - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:30
Good day. I am looking forward for a person to find the MVTS Pro. Its about ISO image or VMWare disk that cracked and working fine. Providing a download link also will be fine. Please don't bid if you don't know about MVTS Pro... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Freelance, Internet Research, Linux, VMware, VoIP)
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Microsoft Open Technologies Is Closing: Good Or Bad News For Open Source?

Slashdot.org - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:23
BrianFagioli writes When Microsoft Open Technologies was founded as a subsidiary of Microsoft — under Steve Ballmer's reign — many in the open source community hailed it as a major win, and it was. Today, however, the subsidiary is shutting down and being folded into Microsoft. While some will view this as a loss for open source, I disagree; Microsoft has evolved so much under Satya Nadella, that a separate subsidiary is simply no longer needed. Microsoft could easily be the world's biggest vendor of open source software, which is probably one reason some people don't like the term.

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Drupageddon: SQL Injection, Database Abstraction and Hundreds of Thousands of Web Sites

LinuxToday.com - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:00

LinuxJournal: SQL injection is an attack methodology in which malicious SQL code is included in user input

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security check by resolutionseeker

Freelancer.com - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:47
we need someone who can check the level of security of this page if it can be broken please ask for the url (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Linux, PHP, Web Security)
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When You're the NFL Commish, Getting E-Medical Record Interoperability's a Cinch

Slashdot.org - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:42
Lucas123 writes: The NFL recently completed the rollout of an electronic medical record (EMR) system and picture archiving & communication system (PACS) that allows mobile access for teams to player's health information at the swipe of a finger — radiological images, GPS tracking information, and detailed health evaluation data back to grade school. But as NFL football players are on the road a lot, often they're not being treated at hospitals or by specialists whose own EMRs are integrated with the NFL's; it's a microcosm of the industry-wide healthcare interoperability issue facing the U.S. today. The NFL, however, found achieving EMR interoperability isn't so much a technological issue as a political one, and if you have publicity on your side, it's not that difficult. NFL CIO Michelle McKenna-Doyle, who led the NFL's EMR rollout, said a call from a team owner to a hospital administrator typically does the trick. Even NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell once made the call to a hospital CEO, "and things started moving in the next couple of days," McKenna-Doyle said. "They're very aware of the publicity."

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Video Review: Voombox Party bluetooth speaker

AskDaveTaylor - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:40

You’ve heard it before, you can’t get good bass from a small speaker so if you want something portable, you have to be ready to make sacrifices in the sound quality. Turns out that’s not always true, as I find out when I review the Divoom Voombox Party:

Want to learn more about this powerful, albeit somewhat heavy speaker? Check it out: The Voombox Party.

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Codez un logiciel by superpapy

Freelancer.com - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:38
I have a problem with plesk erreur 502 Bad Gateway - nginx unbutu server (Budget: €8 - €30 EUR, Jobs: Linux, PHP)
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Scientists Locate Sunken, Radioactive Aircraft Carrier Off California Coast

Slashdot.org - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:01
HughPickens.com writes: Aaron Kinney reports in the San Jose Mercury News that scientists have captured the first clear images of the USS Independence, a radioactivity-polluted World War II aircraft carrier that rests on the ocean floor 30 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay. The Independence saw combat at Wake Island and other decisive battles against Japan in 1944 and 1945 and was later blasted with radiation in two South Pacific nuclear tests. Assigned as a target vessel for the Operation Crossroads atomic bomb tests, she was placed within one-half-mile of ground zero and was engulfed in a fireball and heavily damaged during the 1946 nuclear weapons tests at Bikini Atoll. The veteran ship did not sink, however (though her funnels and island were crumpled by the blast), and after taking part in another explosion on 25 July, the highly radioactive hull was later taken to Pearl Harbor and San Francisco for further tests and was finally scuttled off the coast of San Francisco, California, on 29 January 1951. "This ship is an evocative artifact of the dawn of the atomic age, when we began to learn the nature of the genie we'd uncorked from the bottle," says James Delgado. "It speaks to the 'Greatest Generation' — people's fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers who served on these ships, who flew off those decks and what they did to turn the tide in the Pacific war." Delgado says he doesn't know how many drums of radioactive material are buried within the ship — perhaps a few hundred. But he is doubtful that they pose any health or environmental risk. The barrels were filled with concrete and sealed in the ship's engine and boiler rooms, which were protected by thick walls of steel. The carrier itself was clearly "hot" when it went down and and it was packed full of fresh fission products and other radiological waste at the time it sank. The Independence was scuttled in what is now the Gulf of the Farallones sanctuary, a haven for wildlife, from white sharks to elephant seals and whales. Despite its history as a dumping ground Richard Charter says the radioactive waste is a relic of a dark age before the enviornmental movement took hold. "It's just one of those things that humans rather stupidly did in the past that we can't retroactively fix.""

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