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Rich Geldreich Who Worked On The VOGL OpenGL Debugger Has Left Valve

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:00

 GamingOnLinux: Sad as he was working on the excellent OpenGL debugger for Linux.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Redmond patches 66 flaws on Patch Tuesday

The Register - Tue, 2014-06-10 14:57
June update also brings Flash and Surface firmware fixes

Microsoft has released updates for critical flaws in Word, Office, and Internet Explorer, along with firmware updates for its Surface 2 tablet line.…

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fio 2.1.10

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-06-10 14:26
fio is an I/O tool meant to be used both for benchmark and stress/hardware verification. It has support for 19 different types of I/O engines (sync, mmap, libaio, posixaio, SG v3, splice, null, network, syslet, guasi, solarisaio, and more), I/O priorities (for newer Linux kernels), rate I/O, forked or threaded jobs, and much more. It can work on block devices as well as files. fio accepts job descriptions in a simple-to-understand text format. Several example job files are included. fio displays all sorts of I/O performance information, including complete IO latencies and percentiles. Fio is in wide use in many places, for both benchmarking, QA, and verification purposes. It supports Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OS X, OpenSolaris, AIX, HP-UX, Android, and Windows.

Release Notes: A sync engine fix for Windows, support for the Ceph rados block device and Gluster IO engine, improvements to the replay of iologs or blktrace files, support for ARM 64, improvements for S390, and parallellized writeout of IO logs, making that part much faster. There were lots of other bugfixes and improvements.

Tags: Benchmark, Filesystems

Licenses: GPLv2

Categories: open source

Assad tops list of Syria war crimes suspects handed to ICC: former prosecutor

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-06-10 14:23
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tops a list of 20 sample war crimes indictments of government officials and rebels drafted by experts for prosecution someday, a former international war crimes prosecutor said on Tuesday.
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Auditors Release Verified Repositories of TrueCrypt

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-06-10 14:20
Trailrunner7 writes: As the uncertainty surrounding the end of TrueCrypt continues, members of the security community are working to preserve a known-good archive of the last version of the open source encryption software released before the developers inserted a warning about potential unfixed bugs in the software and ended development. The message that the TrueCrypt posted about the security of the software also was included in the release of version 7.2a. The OCAP team decided to focus on version 7.1a and created the verified repository by comparing the SHA2 hashes with files found in other TrueCrypt repositories. So the files are the same as the ones that were distributed as 7.1a. "These files were obtained last November in preparation for our audit, and match the hash reported by iSec in their official report from phase I of the audit," said Kenn White, part of the team involved in the TrueCrypt audit.

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Clinton 'dead broke' remark prompts partisan pushback

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-06-10 14:13
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Accused of being out of touch after making comments about her finances, likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton headed for a speaking engagement on Tuesday that could earn her up to $250,000.






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How to set up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-06-10 14:00

 xmodulo: A domain controller is a server which groups multiple computers to centralize their authentication system.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-06-10 13:35
An anonymous reader writes: Today, Red Hat unveiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, with new features designed to meet both modern datacenter and next-generation IT requirements for cloud, Linux Containers, and big data. The new version includes Linux containers (LXC), which let Linux users easily create and manage system or application containers, improved MS Active Directory / Identity Management (IdM) integration, XFS as the default file system, scaling to 500 TB (additional file system choices such as btrfs, ext{3,4} and others are available), a new and improved installation experience, managing Linux servers with OpenLMI, enhancements to both NFS and GFS2, optimized network management, bandwidth, the use of KVM Virtualization technology and more. See the complete list of features here (PDF). CentOS 7 shouldn't be lagging too far behind due to recent cooperation between Red Hat and CentOS project.

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Red Hat: 2014:0743-01: qemu-kvm: Moderate Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2014-06-10 13:15
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated qemu-kvm packages that fix multiple security issues and two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate [More...]
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Red Hat: 2014:0742-01: thunderbird: Important Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2014-06-10 13:13
LinuxSecurity.com: An updated thunderbird package that fixes several security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]
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Google to acquire satellite eye-in-sky Skybox for $500m

The Register - Tue, 2014-06-10 13:12
Another tool to be added to Google's all-seeing arsenal

Google has entered into an agreement to acquire its Mountain View, California neighbor Skybox Imaging, a five-year-old satellite imagery and data-analysis startup.…

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Red Hat: 2014:0741-01: firefox: Critical Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2014-06-10 13:05
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated firefox packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Critical [More...]
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Red Hat: 2014:0740-01: kernel: Important Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2014-06-10 13:04
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated kernel packages that fix three security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]
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Is Canonical Considering a MATE Remix of Ubuntu Linux?

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-06-10 13:00

 The VAR Guy:  Rumor has it that Canonical may release an official variant of Ubuntu Linux based on the open source MATE interface, a fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment.

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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-06-10 12:53
New submitter green453 writes: 'As a Houston resident with limited home broadband options, I found the following interesting: Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle reports (warning: paywalled) that Comcast plans to turn 50,000 home routers into public Wi-Fi hotspots without their users providing consent. Comcast plans to eventually convert 150,000 home routers into a city-wide WiFi network. A similar post (with no paywall) by the same author on the SeattlePI Tech Blog explains the change. From the post on SeattlePI: "What's interesting about this move is that, by default, the feature is being turned on without its subscribers' prior consent. It's an opt-out system – you have to take action to not participate. Comcast spokesman Michael Bybee said on Monday that notices about the hotspot feature were mailed to customers a few weeks ago, and email notifications will go out after it's turned on. But it's a good bet that this will take many Comcast customers by surprise."' This follows similar efforts in Chicago and the Twin Cities.

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Comcast Converting Turning 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-06-10 12:53
New submitter green453 writes: "As a Houston resident with limited home broadband options, I found the following interesting: Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle reports (warning: paywalled) that Comcast plans to turn 50,000 home routers into public Wi-Fi hotspots without their users providing consent. Comcast plans to eventually convert 150,000 home routers into a city-wide WiFi network. A similar post (with no paywall) by the same author on the SeattlePI Tech Blog explains the change. From the post on SeattlePI: "What's interesting about this move is that, by default, the feature is being turned on without its subscribers' prior consent. It's an opt-out system – you have to take action to not participate. Comcast spokesman Michael Bybee said on Monday that notices about the hotspot feature were mailed to customers a few weeks ago, and email notifications will go out after it's turned on. But it's a good bet that this will take many Comcast customers by surprise."' This follows similar efforts in Chicago and the Twin Cities.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-06-10 12:53
New submitter green453 writes: 'As a Houston resident with limited home broadband options, I found the following interesting: Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle reports (warning: paywalled) that Comcast plans to turn 50,000 home routers into public Wi-Fi hotspots without their users providing consent. Comcast plans to eventually convert 150,000 home routers into a city-wide WiFi network. A similar post (with no paywall) by the same author on the SeattlePI Tech Blog explains the change. From the post on SeattlePI: "What's interesting about this move is that, by default, the feature is being turned on without its subscribers' prior consent. It's an opt-out system – you have to take action to not participate. Comcast spokesman Michael Bybee said on Monday that notices about the hotspot feature were mailed to customers a few weeks ago, and email notifications will go out after it's turned on. But it's a good bet that this will take many Comcast customers by surprise."' This follows similar efforts in Chicago and the Twin Cities.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Comcast Converting Turning 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-06-10 12:53
New submitter green453 writes: "As a Houston resident with limited home broadband options, I found the following interesting: Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle reports (warning: paywalled) that Comcast plans to turn 50,000 home routers into public Wi-Fi hotspots without their users providing consent. Comcast plans to eventually convert 150,000 home routers into a city-wide WiFi network. A similar post (with no paywall) by the same author on the SeattlePI Tech Blog explains the change. From the post on SeattlePI: "What's interesting about this move is that, by default, the feature is being turned on without its subscribers' prior consent. It's an opt-out system – you have to take action to not participate. Comcast spokesman Michael Bybee said on Monday that notices about the hotspot feature were mailed to customers a few weeks ago, and email notifications will go out after it's turned on. But it's a good bet that this will take many Comcast customers by surprise."' This follows similar efforts in Chicago and the Twin Cities.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-06-10 12:53
New submitter green453 writes: 'As a Houston resident with limited home broadband options, I found the following interesting: Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle reports (warning: paywalled) that Comcast plans to turn 50,000 home routers into public Wi-Fi hotspots without their users providing consent. Comcast plans to eventually convert 150,000 home routers into a city-wide WiFi network. A similar post (with no paywall) by the same author on the SeattlePI Tech Blog explains the change. From the post on SeattlePI: "What's interesting about this move is that, by default, the feature is being turned on without its subscribers' prior consent. It's an opt-out system – you have to take action to not participate. Comcast spokesman Michael Bybee said on Monday that notices about the hotspot feature were mailed to customers a few weeks ago, and email notifications will go out after it's turned on. But it's a good bet that this will take many Comcast customers by surprise."' This follows similar efforts in Chicago and the Twin Cities.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Comcast Converting Turning 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-06-10 12:53
New submitter green453 writes: "As a Houston resident with limited home broadband options, I found the following interesting: Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle reports (warning: paywalled) that Comcast plans to turn 50,000 home routers into public Wi-Fi hotspots without their users providing consent. Comcast plans to eventually convert 150,000 home routers into a city-wide WiFi network. A similar post (with no paywall) by the same author on the SeattlePI Tech Blog explains the change. From the post on SeattlePI: "What's interesting about this move is that, by default, the feature is being turned on without its subscribers' prior consent. It's an opt-out system – you have to take action to not participate. Comcast spokesman Michael Bybee said on Monday that notices about the hotspot feature were mailed to customers a few weeks ago, and email notifications will go out after it's turned on. But it's a good bet that this will take many Comcast customers by surprise."' This follows similar efforts in Chicago and the Twin Cities.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news