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I’m running Fedora 21 with Wayland, and so far (almost) everything is working just fine

LXer Linux News - 1 hour 8 min ago
After saying I wouldn’t jump into a Fedora 21 upgrade, I rather quickly had a change of heart and mind, ran a Fedup upgrade and am now running Fedora 21 on my go-to HP Pavilion g6 laptop. With Wayland.

Master ExifTool Basics with Practical ExifTool

LXer Linux News - 2 hours 5 min ago
digiKam, darktable, RawTherapee, and other open source photo management applications allow you to read and tweak metadata, but it’s fair to say that none of them can compete with ExifTool in terms of sheer power, flexibility, and speed.

The Difference Between Wi-Fi Security Protocols: WPA2-AES vs WPA2-TKIP

LXer Linux News - 4 hours 19 min ago
Setting up encryption on your wireless router is one of the most important things you can do for your network security, but your router probably offers various different options—WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) among the alphabet soup. How-To Geek explains which one to choose for a faster, more secure home network.

Android gives Google a search monopoly? Not so fast, says judge

LXer Linux News - 5 hours 16 min ago
More facts needed before class-action suit can proceedA US District Court judge has cast doubt on an antitrust lawsuit filed against Google, describing the damages sought as "speculative."…

WordPress 4.1 and distraction free writing mode

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 23:31
WordPress 4.1 is out and one of its best new features is a revised “distraction free writing mode.” I seem to remember that it had something like this before, but it was not as well implemented as it is in WordPress 4.1. Now, when you push the distraction free writing mode button, everything else fades away except what you need to write your post.

Free software GNU/Linux laptop in development

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:34
There are lots of Linux laptops, but none that have the Free Software Foundation's blessings. That may change.

The Grinch That Tried to Exploit Linux

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:37
A security vendor alleges there's a vulnerability in the Linux kernel. Developers disagree, but ironically an unrelated critical bug was found.

Top 10 open source interviews in 2014

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:39
This year on Opensource.com, we published a fantastic number of interviews with open source professionals. Our writers had the opportunity to talk to many talented leaders, engineers, community managers, and more—all of them stars in their fields, at their companies. Here are my favorite 10 interviews on Opensource.com in 2014. I highly recommend you bookmark them today!

Wi-Fi Security: Should You Use WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP, or Both?

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:42
On our Comcast Xfinity router, WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) are all different options. Choose the wrong option and you’ll have a slower, less-secure network.

2014: The Open Source Tipping Point

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:45
Jim Zemlin's final blog post of the year, kindly contributed by The Linux Foundation: "As we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model."

Handling the workloads of the Future

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:48
The history of computing can be traced by the popular buzzwords of the day. In fact, at some point we should run a contest where everyone submits their 5 all-time favorite computer industry buzzwords. There have been dumb terminals, smart terminals, client server, thin client, peer-to-peer, virtualization, containers, cloud, paas, saas, iaas…the list, and the acronyms stretch to the horizon.

OpenStack Proposes New Model for Projects and Integrated Releases

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:51
OpenStack Release Manager Thierry Carrez and the OpenStackopenstack Technical Committee have proposed a major overhaul to the project structure at OpenStack.

How Linux containers can solve a problem for defense virtualization

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:54
As the virtualization of U.S. defense agencies commences, the technology’s many attributes—and drawbacks—are becoming apparent.Virtualization has enabled users to pack more computing power in a smaller space than ever before. It has also created an abstraction layer between the operating system and hardware, which gives users choice, flexibility, vendor competition and best value for their requirements. But there is a price to be paid in the form of expensive and cumbersome equipment, software licensing and acquisition fees, and long install times and patch cycles.read more

Find out what the ultimate Raspberry Pi and FOSS robots are in Linux User & Developer 147

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:56
Also make sure you protect your online privacy, and not just with Tails, in total privacy guide

The elements to a better future for software

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:59
In this interview, I take a deep dive into the life and motivations of Kyle Simpson, an open web evangelist and the author of the book on javascript, You Don't Know JS. Find him on GitHub and see his many projects and posts on Getify.me.read more

Holiday lights you can see from space

CNN - Tech News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:36
NASA says lights in suburban areas of the U.S. can be up to 50 percent brighter during the holidays.

Fedora 21: Linux fans will LOVE it - after the install woes

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:02
Purrs like a beauty once you get her runningReview As has become par for the course with Fedora, the latest – Fedora 21 – has arrived months behind schedule. To its credit, it's well worth the wait.…

The next wave of tech cities...in the desert

CNN - Tech News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:46
The number of "Smart cities" is to quadruple over the next decade, and reach surprising places.

How to create a jailed ssh user with Jailkit on Debian Wheezy

LXer Linux News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:05
How to create a jailed ssh user with Jailkit on Debian WheezyThis document describes how to install and configure Jailkit in Debian Wheezy Server.  Jailkit is a set of utilities to limit user accounts to specific files using chroot() and or specific commands. Setting up a chroot shell, a shell limited to some specific command, or a daemon inside a chroot jail is a lot easier and can be automated using these utilities.

FileMaker's rapid development of safety inspection tool

ITWire - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:26

Apple subsidiary FileMaker software has helped conduct independent workplace-safety inspections for nearly 1,000 garment factories in Bangladesh in just six months.

According to Filemaker, a customised solution for iOS – created in just three weeks – reduced reporting time by as much as 50%, enabling the inspecting organisation to meet its mandated timetable. The goal was to identify the most severe fire and safety threats so that they could be rectified quickly, potentially saving lives.

Hughes Associates of Baltimore, Maryland conducted the factory inspections under contract to The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

Hughes’ director for codes and standards, Brian Hughes said “We didn’t have time to report using handwritten notes and disjointed photos. We needed much more efficiency and consistency to handle a task this large in such a short time frame. I don’t believe that we could have completed this critical project on time and within budget without our FileMaker solution.”

{loadposition peter}FileMaker developer Anvil Dataworks worked with Hughes to develop a custom solution that enabled inspectors to collect data, including photographs, transmit the data to offices worldwide, and generate reports – all from a single mobile tool.

The detailed inspection reports are used to alert factory owners in Bangladesh of deficiencies in building safety and fire protection and to provide guidance in corrective action plans.

The solution was created using FileMaker Pro 13, FileMaker Server 13 and FileMaker Go for iPad.

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