Debian Security   [more] [xml]
 2015-10-06 DSA-3370 freetype - security update

It was discovered that FreeType did not properly handle some malformed inputs. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted font files.

 2015-10-06 DSA-3369 zendframework - security update

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in Zend Framework, a PHP framework:

 2015-09-25 DSA-3368 cyrus-sasl2 - security update

It was discovered that cyrus-sasl2, a library implementing the Simple Authentication and Security Layer, does not properly handle certain invalid password salts. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service.

Debian Wiki   [more] [xml]
 2015-10-07T10:11:39Z vauss
 2015-10-07T09:55:37Z fr/LibreOffice
updated default-jre version (now openjdk-7-jre)
 2015-10-07T09:42:33Z FreedomBox/Hardware/VirtualBox   [more] [xml]
 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:00:00 -0700 Is Oracle Abandoning Java?

 FOSSforce: This seems to fit with news from early September, when reports began to surface on Twitter, Reddit and Facebook that Oracle was giving the ax to Java evangelists.

 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0700 Rackspace Embraces Amazon's Cloud

Datamation: Though Rackspace has its own cloud, it's now in the business of supporting Amazon Web Service's platform.

 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 04:00:00 -0700 Linux Foundation Launches OpenChain Workgroup for Open Source Standards

 The VAR Guy: The Linux Foundation has announced the OpenChain Workgroup, which will promote standards based on best practices for open source software development.

 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:00:00 -0700 What Are Linux Meta-packages?

 Freedom Penguin: I was recently in a discussion about meta-packages, and realized many users don't know what they are or what they do. So, let's see if we can clear-up the mystery.

 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:00:00 -0700 Does your company know how much open source it uses?

Software licenses are the legal underpinning of open source projects, but companies don't always know how to manage them.

 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:00:00 -0700 The ZFS File System Will be Included in Ubuntu, Says Mark Shuttleworth

If it's ZFS you're after, it will be included in Ubuntu as standard in due course

 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:00:00 -0700 Incompetence, not Linux, is behind the XOR DDoS botnet
 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:00:00 -0700 A kid in an open source candy store Kartik Subbarao shares why using open source software makes him feel like a kid in the world's largest candy store.

 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0700 Why the software world needs a 'no-fly zone' for patents

 ITworld: Now 10 years old, the Open Invention Network protects more than 2,000 software packages.

OSNews   [more] [xml]
 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 21:53:14 GMT Microsoft unveils new Lumias, Surface laptop
Microsoft announced a whole bunch of new products today - all from the devices team. We've got two new high-end Lumia phones, the 950 and 950XL. These phones have all the latest specifications, and peculiarly enough, they are water-cooled (I'm not joking). They obviously run Windows Phone 10, and support the Continuum feature, so you can hook them up to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, and you'll be greeted by something that looks a lot like a regular windows 10 desktop. Universal application swill automatically scale between the two different screen sizes. Pretty nifty. Microsoft also unveiled two new Surface devices: the Surface Pro 4 - a thinner, faster, and all-around better version of the Surface Pro 3 - but also the long-awaited Surface laptop, dubbed the Surface Book. The Surface Book is crazy powerful, has a beautiful display and full, regular keyboard, a crazy hinge that really sets it apart, and just like any other Surface, the screen can some off - but this time, using something Microsoft calls "Muscle Wire", electrified attachment points that keep the two parts firmly together - you can grab it by the screen and dangle it without any fear of the two parts disconnecting. The keyboard half contains a discrete graphics chip and some batteries, while the rest of the computery parts are housed within the display. Microsoft makes some crazy claims about performance, but we'll have to see some proper benchmarks first. In any case, it looks like the kind of laptop Microsoft wanted its partner to build - but we all know something like this is simply beyond the capabilities of the likes of Dell or HP. That being said, the Surface Book ain't cheap, and starts at $1500.
 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:34:55 GMT Google posts Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images
Last night, Google posted the Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images online, for the Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013), 9 (Wi-Fi), and Player. since these are factory images, you'll have to perform a wipe and install. If you don't want to go through the hassle of doing so, you'll have to wait for the OTA updates rolling out in the coming weeks. If you want to take the plunge, AndroidCentral has a great guide on how to do so.
 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:30:32 GMT EU's highest court rejects 'safe harbor' agreement with US
The European Court of Justice has just ruled that the transatlantic Safe Harbour agreement, which lets American companies use a single standard for consumer privacy and data storage in both the US and Europe, is invalid. The ruling came after Edward Snowden's NSA leaks showed that European data stored by US companies was not safe from surveillance that would be illegal in Europe. This could have far-reaching consequences for Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other US tech giants operating in Europe. News   [more] [xml]
 2015-10-07T13:53:14+00:00 Distribution Release: Quirky 7.2 "April"
Barry Kauler has announced a new release of the Quirky distribution, a sister project to the popular Puppy Linux distribution. This release includes mostly package updates, including a move to version 4.1.7 of the Linux kernel. This release also reorganizes the files of the Xorg graphical software to....
 2015-10-07T00:11:21+00:00 Development Release: Android-x86 5.1 RC1
The developers of Android-x86, a port of the Android operating system to the x86 architecture, have released Android-x86 5.1-rc1. This is the first release candidate of Android-x86 5.1 and it includes a number of interesting features, including support for 64-bit processors. "The 5.1-rc1 release is based on the....
 2015-10-06T16:50:47+00:00 Distribution Release: Proxmox 4.0
Proxmox, a company which builds commercial computing solutions based on Debian GNU/Linux, has released Proxmox Virtual Environment 4.0. The new release includes support for Linux Containers (LXC), Bash shell completion and IPv6 support. "We are proud to announce the final release of our Proxmox VE 4.0 -....

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