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Submission + - Pandora FMS 5.0 is Out!

donadony writes: Pandora FMS 5.0 has been released. the new release looks much more beautiful now. With a completely renovated layout and a powerful graphic engine based on interactive Flot (HTLM5), the new interface lets you zoom in and out and get interactive windows without using Flash. Furthermore, Pandora FMS has a new console for mobile devices and tablets.

Submission + - Ubuntu 13.10 'Saucy Salamander' Final has been released!

donadony writes: Finally, the most expected distribution in Linux World, Ubuntu 13.10 ‘Saucy Salamander’ final has been released, there is no official release announcement yet, but the download page of Saucyhas been updated with the final packages. Just like most of you, We also expected it very long. This awesome distribution has come with plenty of new features and improvements.

Submission + - VirtualBox 4.3 comes with New Multi-Touch Support, virtual cam and more

donadony writes: Oracle announced the release of VirtualBox 4.3, this is a major release that comes with important new features, devices support and improvements. According to the announcement, “Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 adds a unique virtual multi-touch interface to support touch-based operating systems, and other new virtual devices and utilities, including webcam devices and a session recording facility. This release also builds on previous releases with support for the latest Microsoft, Apple, Linux and Oracle Solaris operating systems, new virtual devices, and improved networking functionality.

Submission + - Exclusive Interview with Illumos Founder Garrett D'Amore->

donadony writes: During the week, Unixmen exclusively interviewed Illumos Founder, Garrett D’Amore. Garrett has worked for the likes of Sun Microsystems and Nexenta. Upon the announcement of Oracle closing development of OpenSolaris, he founded the Illumos project which would become a continuation of the OpenSolaris kernel. We asked him to shed some light on what he thinks of the current situation with OpenIndiana, the open-source desktop project which would continue on from where OpenSolaris stopped so suddenly.
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Submission + - First Look: Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" | Review->

donadony writes: If you’re new to Mint, then now is a perfect time to jump right in and give it a shot and see if it works for you. Mint users that already have version 14 installed will probably upgrade purely as a matter of habit rather than necessity, as there’s nothing ground-breaking that really requires you to make the leap to 15. Mint as a whole has a lot going for it. It’s available in both 32 and 64bit architectures. And you have a choice to two major desktop environments to choose from-MATE or Cinnamon. I’m a big fan of MATE but not of Cinnamon. Naturally, I would choose the former over the latter. But in truth, either system is capable of meeting most people needs...Read the full review
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Submission + - ReactOS 0.3.15 Released->

Beardydog writes: From the bulletin, "The ReactOS project is proud to announce the release of version 0.3.15. A culmination of over a year of development, 0.3.15 incorporates several architectural enhancements to create a more compatible and conformant implementation of the NT architecture. Perhaps the most user visible enhancement is initial support for USB devices, both storage and input."
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Submission + - NVIDIA Refreshes GK104 as the new GeForce GTX 770->

Vigile writes: Originally released in March 2012, the GK104 GPU is getting new life today as NVIDIA releases the GeForce GTX 770 graphics card. Priced $100 lower than the same GPU launched 14 months prior, the GTX 770 runs at higher clocks and has faster memory (7.0 Gbps) but is otherwise has the same specifications: 256-bit memory bus, 1536 CUDA cores, 2GB or 4GB of memory. The new card still struggles to keep up with the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition in performance testing but offers a better value than the GTX 680 by dropping the price substantially. NVIDIA has completely revamped their $400-$1000 lineup now with the GTX 770, GTX 780, GTX Titan and GTX 690 that offers high end gaming enthusiasts quite a few GPU options.
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Submission + - Audit the security of your Unix/Linux systems using lynis->

donadony writes: Lynis is an auditing tool for unix/linux like systems which is used to scan the entire unix/linux systems for security issues, installed software informations, general system information, configuration issues or mistakes, software patch management, malware and vulnerability, firewall auditing, user accounts without passwords, invalid file permissions and many more.
This tool is quite often used for novice system administrators, system auditors, network and security specialists. The notable feature of this tool is easy to use and it tests and gathers the linux systems security informations in few minutes. Sounds good, why don’t you give it a try?

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Submission + - Top 5 security Myths about Linux; and their realities

donadony writes: Linux, unfortunately has been long surrounded by myths. Despite the speedy adoption of Linux as mainstream operating systems for enterprises particularly, the common misconceptions about Linux seem to continue. The post enlists five traditional myths about Linux Security and attempts to debunk each; discussing real facts.

There exist mainly two schools of thoughts regarding security of Linux. One group that assumes ‘ Linux is Virus Proof’ and the other, advocating a completely contrary thought i.e. ‘Linux is more insecure (when compared to contenders), as it makes source code available to everyone’. Let’s investigate in detail.

Submission + - Meet Linux Viruses->

donadony writes: Linux Operating system is generally thought of as “Virus Proof”; It is indeed a very secure Operating system but to think Linux Virus does not exist or Linux is virus-proof is being overly naïve. Researchers have shown that Native ELF Linux Viruses are technically possible. So far, Linux viruses are either prependers or regular file infectors that change entry and alter the actual host code. We have compiled he list of prominent Linux virus show up to date.Let’s investigate the viruses and risk posed by them.
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Submission + - OpenOffice – A House of Sand->

donadony writes: When the Apache OpenOffice team inside Oracle was disbanded, primarily because of the success of LibreOffice, it became logical to me that the trademark should be handed over to LibreOffice, and all interested parties should join up there. It didn’t make sense to incubate another new team when LibreOffice had just built everything they needed and recruited most of the interested third-parties. Furthermore, the Apache proposal would be unable to take code from LibreOffice because their policies forbid copyleft. Given such a proposal, it would have been appropriate to look at the work LibreOffice was doing. If Apache found they wanted 99% of LibreOffice changes, that is useful data to let them know if their plans would hurt their efforts. Unfortunately, they didn’t learn very many facts about LibreOffice. They think about it like tomato sauce.
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Submission + - Rob Weir explains the OpenOffice resurrection

donadony writes: Last week, we had the first OpenOffice release, since the project was donated to the Apache foundation. This raised a lot of questions and many users wondered what is the point, or what is the difference with the Libre “brother”? In an attempt to answer these questions and learn more about how the people of the Apache foundation resurrected OpenOffice, we meet Rob Weir on this Monday interview.

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