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Open-source and water. Same or different?

Quite frequently I get questions from people around me about how open-source software differs from proprietary software. The formal answer is that with open-source the source code is owned by no one and available to everyone, while proprietary software vendors keep the code of the program...

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GNOME Devs Debut Improved Wi-Fi Settings Panel

Improved wifi settings are coming as part a redesigned GNOME Control Center. And as you can see in this video, the new wifi panel is looking seriously good. This post, GNOME Devs Debut Improved Wi-Fi Settings Panel, was written by Joey Sneddon and firs… Continue...

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Fedora 26: php Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: **PHP version 7.1.7** (06 Jul 2017) **Core:** * Fixed bug php#74738 (Multiple [PATH=] and [HOST=] sections not properly parsed). (Manuel Mausz) * Fixed bug php#74658 (Undefined constants in array properties result in broken propertie… Continue Reading — Fedora 26: php Security Update

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[$] Apache disallows the Facebook BSD+patent license

Software patents may not have brought about the free-software apocalypse that some have feared over the years, but they remain a minefield for the software industry as a whole. A small-scale example of this can be seen in the recent decision by… Continue Reading —...

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Skype for Linux Now Lets You Make Group Video Calls

The latest update to the Skype for Linux app lets you make group video calls, though Skype reps say support for the feature is ‘currently experimental’. This post, Skype for Linux Now Lets You Make Group Video Calls, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG!...

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Mageia 6 released

Version 6 of the Mageia distribution is available. “Though Mageia 6’s development was much longer than anticipated, we took the time to polish it and ensure that it will be our greatest release so far.” Highlights include KDE Plasma 5, the DNF package manager as an alternative...

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Fedora 26: sqlite Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: Security fix for CVE-2017-10989: Heap-buffer overflow in the getNodeSize function Additionally sqlite has been updated to version 3.19.3, and spatialite-tools rebuilt for the update. Continue Reading — Fedora 26: sqlite Security Update

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Fedora 26: poppler Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com: * various flaws: CVE-2017-7515 CVE-2017-9775 CVE-2017-9776 CVE-2017-9865 —- * CVE-2017-9406 CVE-2017-9408 various memory leak flaws Continue Reading — Fedora 26: poppler Security Update

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