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Debian Security   [more] [xml]
 2014-07-24 DSA-2989 apache2 - security update

Several security issues were found in the Apache HTTP server.

 2014-07-24 DSA-2988 transmission - security update

Ben Hawkes discovered that incorrect handling of peer messages in the Transmission bittorrent client could result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

 2014-07-23 DSA-2987 openjdk-7 - security update

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenJDK, an implementation of the Oracle Java platform, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code, breakouts of the Java sandbox, information disclosure or denial of service.


Debian Wiki   [more] [xml]
 2014-07-25T23:46:23Z victory/po-debconf
 2014-07-25T22:31:26Z Javascript/Nodejs/Tasks/Connect3.x
 2014-07-25T21:02:06Z FreedomBox/ExampleProjects
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Linuxtoday.com   [more] [xml]
 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0700 Skype for Linux Redesign Is Ugly but Functional

TechnewsWorld: The Skype for Linux application window is bordered in dull gray, and the window fields are washed-out white. The design lacks any appeal.

 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:00:00 -0700 OpenStack creates a structure for managing change without a benevolent dictator

O'Reilly Radar: Can education and peer review keep a huge open source project on track?

 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0700 Open Source and the Challenge of Making Money

New York Times: Remember how the open source software movement was supposed to be like Woodstock, with everybody sharing and everything free?


OSNews   [more] [xml]
 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:28:08 GMT Symbian and its drive letters
From an article I stumbled upon today, detailing the file manager that shipped on virtually every Symbian device in history. The Files UI should be familiar to anyone that has used a file manager or folder system/explorer on a computer and it behaves the same as well. Pictured to the left is the standard view when you open Files. It shows several "drives", C:, E: and F: with F: being your memory card if your Symbian device has a memory card (SD, Mini/Micro SD) slot. Pictured to the right, you can see additional drives that are shown when you connect external devices via USB On-The-Go (if your device has USB-OTG) such as flash drives, hard drives or other phones. G: and H: represent the Mass Memory and Memory card on my Nokia N8 that is connected to my 808 PureView via USB OTG... that's a LOT of GBs to manage! Back when I used Symbian as my main smartphone operating system (I had an E72), I always found it funny that Symbian used drive letters, while the mobile operating system I used for years and years (Windows Mobile/PocketPC) did not - or at least, not in a user-visible manner. At the time, I assumed that Symbian used drive letters in a virtual way to placate Windows users who were used to them. In recent years, however, I've found out that Symbian's use of drive letters actually goes back much farther than that. Psion's EPOC (Symbian's 16bit predecessor; Symbian was created by Psion) also used drive letters - open up a Series 3 (I have a 3a) and you'll see that the two disk slots are designated A and B. Going even further back in time, even my Psion Organiser II (1986) used A: and B: for its two disk slots. I don't have a device to check, but I would assume that the Organiser I also used drive letters. Interesting how a concept dating back to CP/CMS made it all the way to the most modern Symbian phones.
 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:00:18 GMT Among mobile app developers, the middle class has disappeared
survey from market research firm VisionMobile, there are 2.9 million app developers in the world who have built about two million apps. Most of those app developers are making next to nothing in revenue while the very top of the market make nearly all the profits. Essentially, the app economy has become a mirror of Wall Street. The application store model was a good thing for a while, especially early on. Now, though, it's becoming an impediment. Supply has increased so much that it's impossible to stand out, especially now that a relatively small number of big players are utterly dominating the listings, drowning out everyone else. If nobody does anything, this will only get worse.
 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:37:25 GMT * And then there were three *
I'm lucky. My financial situation allows me to buy several phones and tablets every year to keep up with the goings-on of all the major - and some of the minor - platforms currently competing for prime real estate in your precious pockets. It also means that I am lucky from a psychological point of view - by being able to buy several devices every year, I never fall into the all-too-common trap of choice-supportive bias. I don't have to rationalise my device purchases after the fact, so I won't have to employ all sorts of mental gymnastics to solve any states of cognitive dissonance caused by hardware and software flaws - the number one cause of irrational fanboyism. And so, I try to rotate my phone of choice around as much as possible. I enjoy jumping from Android to my N9, then onwards to Sailfish, back to Android, and then have some fun with Symbian on my E7 - and beyond. I've got a long list of platforms I want to add to the collection - one white BlackBerry Passport please - but in general, I'm pretty well-rounded. Read more on this exclusive OSNews article...

DistroWatch.com: News   [more] [xml]
 2014-07-26T00:34:00+00:00 Development Release: Scientific Linux 7.0 Beta 1
Pat Riehecky has announced the availability of the first beta build of Scientific Linux 7.0, a distribution compiled from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and enhanced with extra applications for scientific computing: "Today we are announcing a beta release of Scientific Linux 7. Changes....
 2014-07-25T19:01:24+00:00 Distribution Release: Core OS 367.1.0
Alex Polvi has announced the release of CoreOS 367.1.0, the first stable release of the specialist Linux distribution for servers and clusters: "First off, happy sysadmin day. We think we have a pretty good sysadmin surprise in store for you today as we are announcing the CoreOS stable....
 2014-07-25T01:57:22+00:00 Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.04.1
Adam Conrad has announced the release of Ubuntu 14.04.1, the first maintenance update of the popular distribution's current stable release: "The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (long-term support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours....

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