We are now entering last run for Mageia 2 release: first beta is now available for tests. Beta step is essential as it will focus on fixing bugs and improving integration for all distribution. This is now also the main focus for our packagers team. They are waiting for your reports!
Modern data centres deploy firewalls and managed networking components, but still feel insecure because of crackers. Hence, there is a crucial need for tools that accurately assess network vulnerability. This article brings you the top 10 assessment tools to address these issues, categorised based on their popularity, functionality and ease of use.
Wednesday, February 22 2012 @ 07:02 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Adobe has announced that in future, the Flash Player for Linux will only be available through Google as part of the Google Chrome browser and not as a standalone download. The shipped plugin will also only support Chrome's plugin API. The changes will take effect after the release of Flash Player 11.2 later this year.
Pre-Orders For KDE Plasma Active Tablet 'Spark' Now Open
Friday, February 17 2012 @ 08:13 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Spark tablet pre-order registration is now open on the Make Play Live website.
This is a huge and exciting step forward for the project as it starts to bring our logistics together.
By registering now you will help us gauge initial demand so we can serve that demand appropriately. When order processing open, you will receive an email with the order link and a priority order code which will jump your order to the front of the line.
Wednesday, February 15 2012 @ 06:57 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Newbies and experienced professional programmers alike appreciate the concept of the IDE, or integrated development environment. Having the primary tools necessary for organising, writing, maintaining, testing, and debugging code in an integrated application with common interfaces for all the different tools is certainly a very valuable asset. Additionally, an environment expressly designed for programming in various languages affords advantages such as autocompletion, and syntax checking and highlighting.
Tuesday, February 14 2012 @ 07:24 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
No one disputes that that tech jobs are fueling the economy in the U.S. and around the world. The U.S. President said in his recent State of the Union address that there are twice as many openings in the science and technology sector as there are people to fill them. But where exactly are these jobs? And, who exactly is landing them?
Monday, February 13 2012 @ 06:53 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
About a month ago I moved to Stockholm, Sweden and started working at Spotify. A month before starting I was asked about my preferred setup for working. Having used OS X for year as the primary operating system at work the choice was clear, I wanted to go back to Linux, in this case to Debian to be exact.
Tuesday, February 07 2012 @ 07:00 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Today I bring the disappointing news that Canonical will no longer be funding my work on Kubuntu after 12.04. Canonical wants to treat Kubuntu in the same way as the other community flavors such as Edubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu, and support the projects with infrastructure. This is a big challenge to Kubuntu of course and KDE as well.
Saturday, February 04 2012 @ 09:36 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Slowly but steadily KDE project has positioned itself at the right spot when tablets are becoming mainstream. You can pick KDE Desktop for your main PC, KDE netbook for your netbook and now Plasma Active 2 for touch based devices such as tablets. Aaron Seigo, the lead of the KDE team, has revealed more information about the KDE powered tablet.
Linux has a lot of filesystems, but two of them (ext4 and btrfs) tend to get most of the attention. In his 2012 linux.conf.au talk, XFS developer Dave Chinner served notice that he thinks more users should be considering XFS. His talk covered work that has been done to resolve the biggest scalability problems in XFS and where he thinks things will go in the future. If he has his way, we will see a lot more XFS around in the coming years.