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Linux Journal - Wed, 2016-08-17 20:00

Serious practitioners of data science use the full scientific method, starting with a question and a hypothesis, followed by an exploration of the data to determine whether the hypothesis holds up. more>>

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Juniper Systems' Geode

Linux Journal - Tue, 2016-08-16 21:55

Juniper Systems' new Geode rugged sub-meter GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver collects real-time professional-grade data but is intuitive enough for novices. Designed foremost for versatility, the Geode features one-button simplicity and can be paired with any of Juniper Systems' rugged handhelds as well as a wide range of Android devices. more>>

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4.7.1: stable

Linux Kernel - Tue, 2016-08-16 07:35
Version:4.7.1 (stable) Released:2016-08-16 Source:linux-4.7.1.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-4.7.1.tar.sign Patch:patch-4.7.1.xz ChangeLog:ChangeLog-4.7.1
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4.6.7: stable

Linux Kernel - Tue, 2016-08-16 07:33
Version:4.6.7 (EOL) (stable) Released:2016-08-16 Source:linux-4.6.7.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-4.6.7.tar.sign Patch:patch-4.6.7.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-4.6.7
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4.4.18: longterm

Linux Kernel - Tue, 2016-08-16 07:32
Version:4.4.18 (longterm) Released:2016-08-16 Source:linux-4.4.18.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-4.4.18.tar.sign Patch:patch-4.4.18.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-4.4.18
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Google May Paint IoT Fuchsia

Linux Insider Embedded - Mon, 2016-08-15 23:06
A team at Google is working on a new operating system called "Fuchsia," but details are sparse. Fuchsia "is a new open source project that is not at all related to Android or Chrome OS," said Google spokesperson Joshua Cruz. He declined to provide further details about Fuchsia, saying only that "we have many revolving open source projects at Google." Fuchsia reportedly already has undergone some testing, and it is booting "reasonably well" on NUCs based on Intel's Skylake and Broadwell processors.
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Analyzing Data

Linux Journal - Mon, 2016-08-15 15:30

My first Web-related job was in 1995, developing Web applications for a number of properties at Time Warner. When I first started there, we had a handful of programmers and managers handling all of the tasks. But over time, as happens in all growing companies and organizations, we started to specialize. more>>

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4.8-rc2: mainline

Linux Kernel - Mon, 2016-08-15 02:11
Version:4.8-rc2 (mainline) Released:2016-08-15 Source:linux-4.8-rc2.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-4.8-rc2.tar.sign Patch:patch-4.8-rc2.xz
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SourceClear's Commit Watcher

Linux Journal - Fri, 2016-08-12 11:00

Someone accidentally commits private AWS keys to an open-source project and ends up handing candy to a bitcoin miner. more>>

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TCP Flaw Opens Linux Systems to Hijackers

Linux Insider Embedded - Thu, 2016-08-11 23:09
A flaw in the RFC 5961 specification the Internet Engineering Task Force developed to protect TCP against blind in-window attacks could threaten Android smartphones, as well as every Linux computer on the planet. The flaw is described in a paper a team of researchers presented at the 25th Usenix Security Symposium, ongoing in Austin, Texas, through Friday. The researchers are affiliated with the University of California at Riverside and the United States Army Research Laboratory.
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All about printf

Linux Journal - Thu, 2016-08-11 10:00

In my last article, "Fancy Tricks for Changing Numberic Base", I explored the surprising ability of the Linux shell to convert numeric bases on the fly, including this sweet little snippet that converts FF hexadecimal into decimal notation: $ echo $(( 0xFF )) 255 more>>

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Blender for Visual Effects

Linux Journal - Wed, 2016-08-10 15:00

Video editing and visual effects are two closely related fields. They're also dominated by expensive proprietary software. There are open-source alternatives to some of these packages, and some of them stand up very well by comparison. more>>

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900 Million Androids Could Be Easy Prey for QuadRooter Exploits

Linux Insider Embedded - Tue, 2016-08-09 22:20
Four newly identified vulnerabilities could affect 900 million Android devices, Check Point researchers disclosed. The vulnerabilities, which the researchers dubbed "QuadRooter," affect Android devices that use Qualcomm chipsets. They exist in the chipset software drivers. The drivers, which control communications between chipset components, are incorporated into Android builds manufacturers develop for their devices, so they're preinstalled on devices and can be fixed only through installation of a patch from the distributor or carrier.
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Linux Mint 18: Fresher Than Ever

Linux Insider Embedded - Tue, 2016-08-09 20:39
The Linux Mint 18 Sarah will please long-time users and impress new adopters for its growth in features and overall consistent performance. Linux Mint 18, released at the end of June, is a long-term edition supported through 2021. The in-house built Cinnamon desktop and the GNOME 2 fork MATE desktop were available at its introduction. The Xfce edition became available earlier this month, and the KDE edition is coming soon. Linux Mint 18 Sarah is based on Ubuntu 16.04 and comes loaded with numerous significant new features.
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New Version of GParted

Linux Journal - Tue, 2016-08-09 13:00

Back in my Windows days, disk maintenance was a task that filled me with dread. I remember the endless hours spent scanning, defragmenting and scanning again. more>>

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3.18.39: longterm

Linux Kernel - Tue, 2016-08-09 02:13
Version:3.18.39 (longterm) Released:2016-08-09 Source:linux-3.18.39.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-3.18.39.tar.sign Patch:patch-3.18.39.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-3.18.39
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4.1.30: longterm

Linux Kernel - Tue, 2016-08-09 02:12
Version:4.1.30 (longterm) Released:2016-08-09 Source:linux-4.1.30.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-4.1.30.tar.sign Patch:patch-4.1.30.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-4.1.30
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Snapchat, for Hoarders

Linux Journal - Mon, 2016-08-08 15:30

I like Snapchat, but if I'm being totally honest, it's not something I use every day. I like it because my kids send me goofy pictures and videos, and it makes me happy that they think to include me in their Snapchatty world. more>>

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Tor 0.2.8.6 Is Released

Linux Journal - Fri, 2016-08-05 17:00

The latest version of the Tor project was released this week, offering greater security and anonymity to individuals and organizations. Here's why you should care. more>>

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Linux Botnets on a Rampage

Linux Insider Embedded - Fri, 2016-08-05 12:00
Linux-operated botnet Distributed Denial of Service attacks surged in this year's second quarter, due to growing interest in targeting Chinese servers, according to a Kaspersky Lab report released this week. South Korea kept its top ranking for having the most command-and-control servers. Brazil, Italy and Israel ranked among the leaders behind South Korea for hosting C&C servers, according to Kaspersky Lab. DDoS attacks affected resources in 70 countries, with targets in China absorbing 77 percent of all attacks.
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