MarkWhittington writes: China has already landed a rover on the moon and has launched numerous crewed space missions in low-Earth orbit. It is looking ahead to building a space station and landing more probes on the moon, including the lunar farside. According to a story in Xinhua, the Chinese are already looking beyond to deep space missions to destinations including the moon, Mars, and asteroids. The idea is that China will not be a respected space power until it starts accomplishing things in space that no other country has done before
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.
donadony writes: This is written targeting users who might want to try Linux. But also with some facts that Linux users should be aware and feel proud of. Bored to read long stories? Navigate to the final part “To compile it all”.
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.
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.
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
Beardydog writes: From the ReactOS.org 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."
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?
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.
donadony writes: Yesterday was released Nvidia 304.51, the new release comes with many bug fixes rather than new features or significant improvements. Simply put, 304.51 driver is the stable version of the 304.48 beta.
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.