Cyanogen Inc and CyanogenMod Creator Steve Kondik Part Ways

bulled writes: In the middle of a press release discussing the move of employees from Seattle to California, Cyanogen Inc notes that it has parted ways with Steve Kondik. It is unclear what this means for the future of CyanogenMod. NDTV reports: “Kondik took to the official CyanogenMod developer Google+ community recently where he voiced what he thought were the reasons behind Cyanogen’s plight and blamed Kirt McMaster, Cyanogen’s Co-Founder. ‘I’ve been pretty quiet about the stuff that’s been going on but I’m at least ready to tell the short version and hopefully get some input on what to do next because CM is very much affected,’ wrote Kondik in a private Google+ community first reported by Android Police. According to Kondik’s version, Cyanogen’s turmoil is way far from being over. He claimed that Cyanogen had seen success thanks to the efforts by the community and the company. Though, this


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Linux Mint 18.1 ‘Serena’ BETA Ubuntu-based operating system now available for download

Feeling fatigued by Windows 10 and its constant updates and privacy concerns? Can’t afford one of those beautiful new MacBook Pro laptops? Don’t forget, Linux-based desktop operating systems are just a free download away, folks! If you do decide to jump on the open source bandwagon, a good place to start is Linux Mint. Both the Mate and Cinnamon desktop environments should prove familiar to Windows converts, and since it is based on Ubuntu, there are a ton of compatible packages. Today, the first beta of Linux Mint 18.1 ‘Serena’ becomes available for download. Another great thing about Linux Mint is that it… [Continue Reading]


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New – AWS Personal Health Dashboard – Status You Can Relate To

We launched the AWS Service Health Dashboard way back in 2008! Back then, the AWS Cloud was relatively new, and the Service Health Dashboard was a good way for our customers to check on the status of each service (compare the simple screen shot in that blog post to today’s Service Health Dashboard to see how much AWS has grown in just 8 years).
While the current dashboard is good at displaying the overall status of each AWS service, it is actually impersonal. When you pay it a visit, you are probably more concerned about the status of the AWS services and resources that you are using than you are about the overall status of AWS.
New Personal Health Dashboard In order to provide you with additional information that is of direct interest to you, we are launching the AWS Personal Health Dashboard today.
As the name indicates, this dashboard


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Securing SourceForge With HTTPS

SourceForge says, “With a single click, projects can opt-in to switch their web hosting from HTTP to HTTPS.”

SourceForge has added a feature that gives project websites the opportunity to opt-in to using SSL HTTPS encryption. Project admins can find this option in the Admin page under “HTTPS.”
Opting-in will also trigger a domain name change, from http://name.sourceforge.net to https://name.sourceforge.io. Visitors using the old domain will automatically redirect to the new domain.
This is the latest of several changes that BIZX, LLC has made since acquiring the site, along with Slashdot, in January.
The changes started with the ending of the controversial and unpopular DevShare monetization program as a “first order of business.” That program, which bundled third party proprietary software offers with Windows downloads, had prompted several high profile open source projects — including GIMP and phpMyAdmin — to leave to find other solutions.
In May, SourceForge added security scanning to find adware, viruses,


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Introduction to strace

There will come a time when you will find yourself asking “What the heck is that process doing?”. To uncover the mysteries behind the behaviour of a process, we have a tool called strace.
The program strace is very handy when you want to debug the execution of a program. It catches and states all the system calls performed called by a process. It will also catch and state any inter-process signals received by this process.
Let’s dive into some examples.
Trace the execution

..is the simple straight-forward way to use it. The output might look something like:

execve(“/bin/ls”, [“ls”], [/* 32 vars */]) = 0brk(0)                                  = 0x1117000mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x7fe7c5bc2000access(“/etc/ld.so.preload”, R_OK)      = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)open(“/etc/ld.so.cache”, O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 3fstat(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=69243, …}) = 0mmap(NULL, 69243, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0x7fe7c5bb1000close(3)                                = 0open(“/lib64/libselinux.so.1”, O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC) = 3read(3, “177ELF2113>1240d”…, 832) = 832fstat(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=142136, …}) = 0mmap(NULL, 2242712, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) =


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PHP versions used for commercial projects in 2016

As in earlier reports on other languages (see
Ruby,
Node.js,
Python), today we’re
sharing data from Semaphore about usage distribution across versions of PHP in
active private projects.

More than 80% of commercial PHP projects are on 5.x, with 5.6, which was
released two years ago, being the leading choice.

PHP 7.0 was released less than a year ago, in December 2015. And if we look at
just the projects which have been added on Semaphore in 2016 — and assume that
most of them are newly started — we see that a third of new projects are
choosing PHP 7.0.

It’s worth noting that versions 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 have reached end of life and
are no longer receiving any security updates. So if you’re on one of those
versions, we strongly recommend that you move to 5.6 which will be maintained
until the end of 2018. For more details on PHP release plans, refer to the
official supported versions page.

Another


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FBI granted the right to hack the computers of any suspect running Tor, VPNs or anonymizing software

Starting today, the FBI will now have a much easier time hacking just about any computer it wants to. The use of VPNs and other anonymizing software such as Tor meant that it was previously difficult for the Feds to apply for the necessary warrant within the relevant jurisdiction. Now the location doesn’t matter. A change to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure means that investigators can obtain a search warrant regardless of location. The expansion of FBI hacking powers comes after a failed Senate bid to block the changes to Rule 41, and there are fears… [Continue Reading]


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WD introduces a range of affordable storage devices designed for Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi has been an incredible success. Originally aimed at teaching kids to code, it has found an appreciative audience outside of the education system. You can do lots with a Pi, but some projects require more storage than you might have on your SD/microSD card. WD has introduced a new series of storage devices designed specifically for use with the Raspberry Pi, which combine microSD card and USB drive functionality with operating system installation software. SEE ALSO: Turn your Raspberry Pi into a 3D Christmas tree with this new board The WD PiDrive Foundation Edition drives include a… [Continue Reading]


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