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Spam-blasting malware infects thousands of Linux and FreeBSD servers

Spam-blasting malware infects thousands of Linux and FreeBSD servers | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Sophisticated Mumblehard spamming malware flew under the radar for five years.
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Debian ships new 'Jessie' release with systemd AND sysvinit

Debian ships new 'Jessie' release with systemd AND sysvinit | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
That oughta keep the greybeards quiet for now
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Drupageddon: SQL Injection, Database Abstraction and Hundreds of Thousands of Web Sites | Linux Journal

Drupageddon: SQL Injection, Database Abstraction and Hundreds of Thousands of Web Sites | Linux Journal | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Drupal is a very widely used open-source content management system. It initially was released in 2001, and recent statistics show Drupal as the third-most popular content management system, with just less than 800,000 Web sites utilizing Drupal as a content management system.
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Going Forward, Faster with HHVM | Box Blog

Going Forward, Faster with HHVM | Box Blog | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
A few months ago, we began the process of rolling out HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) to our servers. After hitting a few bumps in the road, we're excited to announce that 100% of our PHP servers are now operate on HHVM! This represents a huge milestone for us, as virtually all requests to Box pass through our PHP application at some point. As a result, almost everything on the site has seen a dramatic speed up while simultaneously receiving a cut in overall CPU utilization on our servers.
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Age Of Wonders III Fully Released On Linux, Some Early Thoughts & A Port Report

Age Of Wonders III Fully Released On Linux, Some Early Thoughts & A Port Report | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Age of Wonders III has been highly requested by Linux fans, and now that it’s fully released I decided to take a look.
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Nouveau: NVIDIA's New Hardware Is "VERY Open-Source Unfriendly" - Phoronix

Nouveau: NVIDIA's New Hardware Is "VERY Open-Source Unfriendly" - Phoronix | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, distribution screenshots, interviews, and computer hardware tests.
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How to hide/show toolbar in response to scrolling on Android - Xmodulo

The Toolbar is a new android widget, introduced in API 21 (Lollipop), designed and intended to replace the ActionBar. The ActionBar was introduced in API 11 (Honeycomb), to appear at the top of an activity's window. The Toolbar, on the other hand is more powerful than the ActionBar. For example, the Toolbar can be placed …Continue reading...
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PrivateInternetAccess becomes Linux Mint's main sponsor

PrivateInternetAccess becomes Linux Mint's main sponsor | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
  I'm happy to announce that PrivateInternetAccess is now the primary sponsor for Linux Mint. PrivateInternetAccess, PIA, is one of the world’s­ leading VPN providers. The company has been praised for their policy to never log data and for offering some of the lowest subscription prices
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Three New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Were Patched in Ubuntu 14.10

Three New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Were Patched in Ubuntu 14.10 | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Immediately after announcing new kernel updates for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating systems, Canonical has also published details about a kernel update for its Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicon) distribution, urging users to update as soon as possible.
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Linus Torvalds suspends key Linux developer

Linus Torvalds suspends key Linux developer | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Kernel panic as Systemd dev pokes the bear

 

An argument between developers of some of the most basic parts of Linux turned heated this week, resulting in a prominent Red Hat employee and code contributor being banned from working on the Linux kernel.

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KDE Releases Alpha Version of Next-gen Plasma Workspace

KDE Releases Alpha Version of Next-gen Plasma Workspace | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Plasma Next: familiar yet polished KDE today releases the first Alpha version of the next-generation Plasma workspace. This kicks off the public testing phase for the next iteration of the popular Free software workspace, code-named "Plasma Next" (referring to the 'next' Plasma release-see below "A note on versioning and naming"). Plasma Next is built using QML and runs on top of a fully hardware-accelerated graphics stack using Qt 5, QtQuick 2 and an OpenGL(-ES) scenegraph. Plasma Next provides a core desktop experience that will be easy and familiar for current users of KDE workspaces or alternative Free Software or proprietary offerings. Plasma Next is planned to be released as 2014.6 on the 17th of June.
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What's what in Debian Jessie | ZDNet

What's what in Debian Jessie | ZDNet | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Getting a Debian Linux release out the door is never easy, but the latest and greatest, Debian 8, "Jessie" is out now.
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Why It Doesn't Matter for Linux If Windows Becomes Open Source

Why It Doesn't Matter for Linux If Windows Becomes Open Source | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Microsoft saying that it is considering going open source with Windows might seem like a big deal, but it's actually not and I'll explain why.
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FOSS Is Everywhere, Dell's New Linux Try & More…

FOSS Is Everywhere, Dell's New Linux Try & More… | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Death and taxes: I avoided the first and completed the second. Metric tons of thanks to Christine Hall for standing in for me while I was recovering from what seemed for awhile there to be a termin...
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Kazuho's Weblog: HTTP/2 is much faster than SPDY thanks to dependency-based prioritization

Kazuho's Weblog: HTTP/2 is much faster than SPDY thanks to dependency-based prioritization | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
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Opera developer 30, now available as 32-bit on Linux - Opera Desktop

Opera developer 30, now available as 32-bit on Linux - Opera Desktop | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Today we provide a 32-bit Linux version of our previous developer release. Sadly, there is no Linux 64-bit version this time around—some changes we originally made to accommodate the 32-bit version on our build systems, actually broke the 64-bit version. We have already fixed the issue internally, so the next release should have both 32-bit...
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Xubuntu 15.10 To Drop GIMP, Abiword And Gnumeric, Ship With LibreOffice (Or Parts Of It) By Default

Xubuntu 15.10 To Drop GIMP, Abiword And Gnumeric, Ship With LibreOffice (Or Parts Of It) By Default | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Xubuntu 15.10 will ship without GIMP, Abiword and Gnumeric and instead, LibreOffice or parts of it will be available by default.
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​The five biggest changes in Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet | ZDNet

​The five biggest changes in Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet | ZDNet | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
At first glance, there's little new in the next version of Ubuntu Linux. Under the hood, it's a different story.
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Dynamic Software Updating: Linux 4.0 and Beyond - The PL Enthusiast

Dynamic Software Updating: Linux 4.0 and Beyond - The PL Enthusiast | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Spurred by the announcement of rebootless patch support in Linux 4.0, this article considers the path toward making dynamic software updating mainstream.
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The Real Reason Open Source Startups Fail

The Real Reason Open Source Startups Fail | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
The recent news around Nebula shutting its doors has stirred speculation that OpenStack startups are struggling because of the state of the OpenStack market...
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See What's New in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

See What's New in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
The stable edition of Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is just around the corner, so this is a good time to take a look at the features that are going to be implemented in the new release and see what important packages have been updated.
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Linux 4.0 brings Skynet closer to existence, offers reboot-free kernel patching

Linux 4.0 brings Skynet closer to existence, offers reboot-free kernel patching | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
With Linux 4.0, we're one step closer to the version of Linux used by the T-800 Terminator. But it's full of handy improvements!
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Microsoft Copies Canonical's Convergence Idea, Cripples It

Microsoft Copies Canonical's Convergence Idea, Cripples It | Linux News Headlines | Scoop.it
Canonical has been working on its vision of complete OS convergence for quite a while now and the first results have already appeared, but it seems th...
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