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  • Serious OpenSSL bug renders websites wide open

    04/08/2014 11:13:55 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 30 replies
    itnews au ^ | on Apr 8, 2014 8:07 AM | Juha Saarinen
    A serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic library has been discovered that allows attackers to steal information unnoticed. Known as the Heartbleed bug, the vulnerability allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of systems that run vulnerable versions of OpenSSL, revealing the secret authentication and encryption keys to protect the traffic. User names, passwords and the actual content of the communications can also be read. ... OpenSSL recommends that uses immediately upgrade to version 1.0.1g. If that's not possible, users should recompile OpenSSL with the -DOPENSSL_NO_HEARTBEATS flag to remove the the heartbeat handshake. The 1.0.2 version of...
  • Has FR been Pigeon Holed by Google Chrome?

    12/26/2013 2:05:09 PM PST · by PeteePie · 54 replies
    None ^ | 12/26/2013 | PeteePie
    I came into work today and fired up Google Chrome, like on any other day. My Google home page usually displays the eight most frequently visited websites in icon/link form. The icon and link for Free Republic has always occupied the number one or two spot, depending on my frequency of visits. But today Chrome looked different. It wasn't just the new seasonal header image but that some of my frequently visited icon images have been replaced by some infrequently visited icon/links. I clicked on 'Do Not Show on This Page' option for these newbies and it replaced them with...
  • Fedora 17 Final is declared GOLD!

    05/29/2012 9:14:13 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    Fedora Project ^ | Thu May 24 19:17:15 UTC 2012 | Robyn Bergeron
    At the Fedora 17 Final Go/No-Go meeting today, the F17 Final Release (RC4) was declared GOLD and ready for GA on May 29, 2012. Thanks to everyone who came today, and to everyone who helped get the Beefy Miracle ready for public devouring. :)
  • Announcing Fedora 17. Relish it.

    05/29/2012 9:10:23 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 8 replies
    Linux Today ^ | 29 May 2012 | Red Hat
    "At the heat of a thousand hot dog cookers, the seventeenth release of Fedora shall be forged by contributors the world over, and it will be known as: Beefy Miracle. The mustard shall indicate progress. For six months, participants in the Fedora Project shall freely contribute to the release of the distribution, in the spirit of the Four Foundations -- Freedom, Friends, Features,  and First -- and moreover, they shall relish in Fun, as a community without Fun would be like a day without sunshine. Upon release, a free and open source operating system shall be available to  all, catering...
  • The Most Awesome, Least-Advertised Fedora 17 Feature

    05/07/2012 11:20:58 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 36 replies
    There's one feature In the upcoming Fedora 17 release that is immensly useful but very little known, since its feature page 'ckremoval' does not explicitly refer to it in its name: true automatic multi-seat support for Linux. A multi-seat computer is a system that offers not only one local seat for a user, but multiple, at the same time. A seat refers to a combination of a screen, a set of input devices (such as mice and keyboards), and maybe an audio card or webcam, as individual local workplace for a user. A multi-seat computer can drive an entire class...
  • Fedora 17 Has More Features: GIMP 2.8, GCC 4.7, oVirt, Etc

    01/10/2012 11:55:21 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 32 replies
    Phoronix ^ | January 10th | Michael Larabel
    The Beefy Miracle already has a beefy list of possible changes like maybe the Btrfs file-system by default, multi-touch advancements, GNOME Shell software rendering, and many other features, but now there's even more. At the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) meeting on Monday (9 January), several more Fedora 17 features were approved. Here's the features that were just approved to be part of the Beefy Miracle:
  • Fedora 16 Released

    11/23/2011 6:26:25 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies
    OSNews ^ | November 8th | Hiev
    "The following are major features for Fedora 16: enhanced cloud support including Aeolus Conductor, Condor Cloud, HekaFS, OpenStack and pacemaker-cloud; KDE Plasma workspaces 4.7; GNOME 3.2; a number of core system improvements including GRUB 2 and the removal of HAL; an updated libvirtd, trusted boot, guest inspection, virtual lock manager and a pvops based kernel for Xen all improve virtualization support."
  • Fedora 15 "Lovelock" Has Been Released

    05/25/2011 7:46:07 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 18 replies
    Phoronix ^ | May 24th | Michael Larabel
    Fedora 15 has just been released! Fedora 15 is the first major Linux distribution shipping with the GNOME 3.0 Shell by default, and as usual, has a host of other Linux innovations. Some of the other "fun stuff" about Fedora 15 is support for Btrfs as a file-system installation option (without needing any extra parameters or special settings), better crash reporting, higher compression of live images using XZ compression, improved power management, and much more.
  • First look at Fedora 12

    11/27/2009 3:55:05 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 29 replies · 914+ views
    Distrowatch ^ | November 23rd | Jesse Smith
    Conclusion After spending several days with Fedora, I find that I'm happy with this release. The live CD by itself was a bit underwhelming, but the distribution as a whole has been excellent. This is probably the most stable and most polished release the Fedora team has put together to date. Security is strong over most of the system, though the hole introduced in the software management system is a concern. Package management is fast and KDE feels like it's getting the attention it deserves. The system is responsive and I have yet to run into any serious problems. Due...
  • Distribution Release: Fedora 11

    06/18/2009 4:54:06 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 19 replies · 672+ views
    Distrowatch ^ | June 9th
    Red Hat has announced the release of Fedora 11, the latest version of the leading open-source Linux distribution: "The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration project, today announced the availability of Fedora 11, the latest version of its free open source operating system. The community's eleventh release includes the broadest feature set to date, spotlights developments in software management and sound, improves key virtualization components and introduces Fedora Community, a portal project beta."
  • Fedora 10 Cambridge Released

    12/03/2008 4:28:18 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies · 428+ views
    Phoronix ^ | November 25th | Michael Larabel
    Following several months in development, Red Hat has just released Fedora 10 (codenamed Cambridge). A number of new Red Hat innovations can be found in this release, such as Plymouth, and there are many updated packages such as those from X.Org and the Linux kernel. In this article are some screenshots from Fedora 10 final along with some of the other features that make up the tenth release of this very popular Linux distribution.
  • Fedora Hats (Glamorous Women Wear Them Too)

    07/24/2008 6:35:17 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 15 replies · 1,771+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jul 23rd, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Fedoras have a dark reputation – they were worn by gangsters and spies in Hollywood movies of the 1940s. But this season with Donna Karan’s straw hats and Diane von Furstenberg’s Hessian hats, you can be more than a mysterious woman – your look will acquire a feminine and emancipated touch.
  • Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow

    08/22/2007 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Fedora · 59 replies · 5,574+ views
    Original FReeper research | 08/22/2007 | Fedora
    Road to MoscowBill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow By Fedora SummaryDuring the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton’s student protests and Moscow trip generated much controversy, but few answers. While Clinton’s government files from that era seemingly remain unavailable even today, there is at least more information available than in 1992. The public record reveals that Clinton’s social network and views on Vietnam were influenced by a pattern of contact between Communist agents and sympathizers and Clinton’s academic and political associates. This pattern is documented here through an analysis of Clinton’s antiwar activity up through the time he left Oxford...
  • Desktop Faceoff: Fedora vs. Vista

    08/16/2007 7:58:59 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 8 replies · 329+ views
    IT Management (EarthWeb) ^ | 8-14-2004 | By Bruce Byfield
    What's your opinion? Comment on "Fedora vs. Vista" in the Forum Every few months, a pundit asks, "Is Linux ready for the desktop?" The implication, of course, is that it hasn't been -- at least, not until very recently. Yet those who actually use a GNU/Linux desktop know that the operating system has been ready for some years. Considering that much of the early design of desktops like KDE and GNOME were based on what was happening in Windows, that readiness is hardly surprising. In fact, development of the GNU/Linux desktop has reached the point today where it not...
  • Dell polls PC users on favorite Linux varieties

    03/13/2007 6:54:28 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 85 replies · 646+ views
    open.itworld.com ^ | March 13th | Ben Ames
    Dell Inc. began polling customers about their software preferences on Tuesday as part of an effort by the struggling PC vendor to meet a popular request for desktops and notebooks that run on Linux instead of Windows. Dell posted the survey on a company blog, asking PC users to choose between Linux flavors such as Fedora and Ubuntu, and to pick more general choices such as notebooks versus desktops, high-end models versus value models and telephone-based support versus community-based support.
  • ESR gives up on Fedora

    02/21/2007 7:53:22 AM PST · by N3WBI3 · 19 replies · 305+ views
    Linux.Com ^ | 2007-02-21 | ESR
    After thirteen years as a loyal Red Hat and Fedora user, I reached my limit today, when an attempt to upgrade one (1) package pitched me into a four-hour marathon of dependency chasing, at the end of which an attempt to get around a trivial file conflict rendered my system unusable. The proximate causes of this failure were (1) incompetent repository maintenance, making any nontrivial upgrade certain to founder on a failed dependency, and (2) the fact that rpm is not statically linked -- so it's possible to inadvertently remove a shared library it depends on and be unrecoverably screwed....
  • Fedora Core 6 Available!

    10/24/2006 7:10:27 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 14 replies · 413+ views
    fedora.redhat.com ^ | 2006-10-24 | n3wbi3
    Get it here: http://torrent.fedoraproject.org
  • Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York Times

    12/19/2005 8:51:45 AM PST · by Fedora · 135 replies · 7,095+ views
    Original FReeper Research | 12/19/2005 | Fedora
    Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York TimesBy Fedora “. . .the most untrustworthy paper in the United States. . .” --President Dwight Eisenhower, referring to the New York TimesIntroductionLast week Senator John Cornyn criticized the New York Times for endangering national security with a James Risen story on NSA surveillance timed to coincide with a vote on the Patriot Act and, incidentally, with the release of a book by Risen. A review of the record illustrates that endangering national security through irresponsible leaks is nothing new for the New York Times. Some particularly outrageous examples are worth...
  • Pinch Sulzberger where it hurts (FR mentioned-Kudos to freeper Fedora)

    12/19/2005 4:12:29 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 41 replies · 1,762+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12-19-05 | Clarice Feldman
    Pinch Sulzberger where it hurts Fedora, a diligent researcher at Free Republic, documents the New York Times history of revealing state military secrets.   In his press conference today, the President indicated he believed an investigation has been launched into the latest, most serious of these leaks—the revelation of methods in NSA's surveillance of contacts between terrorists abroad and their cohorts here. It is time for those who advertise in the NYT and therefore underwrite , however unwittingly, this perfidy to take a stand: Are they for weakening the ability of the US to protect us (and their businesses) or not? I propose they...
  • Fedora Core4 Available..

    06/13/2005 11:24:38 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 13 replies · 689+ views
    fedora.redhat.com ^ | 2005-06-13 | Fedora
    Fedora Core 4 is now available from Red Hat and at distinguished mirror sites near you, and is also available in the torrent. Fedora Core is available for x86-64, i386, and ppc/ppc64. Please file bugs via Bugzilla, Product Fedora Core, Version 4, so that they are noticed and appropriately classified. Discuss this release on fedora-list.
  • Red Hat Spins Off Fedora Project

    06/06/2005 9:45:45 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 28 replies · 640+ views
    Infoweek ^ | June 3, 2005 | Paula Rooney
    Red Hat is trying to ramp up its profile in the open source community by spinning off its Fedora open source project into an independent foundation and ramping up its patent reform efforts in the U.S. and in Europe. As part of the transition, the Fedora open source project will transfer development work and copyright ownership of contributed code to the foundation but Red Hat will continue to provide substantial financial and engineering support. The company makes its Red Hat Linux distribution available as part of Fedora and said this week that its newly introduced Directory Server and forthcoming Certificate...
  • Fedora Core 3 Released.

    11/08/2004 7:35:38 PM PST · by N3WBI3 · 30 replies · 2,307+ views
    Fedora Core 3 is now available from Red Hat and at distinguished mirror sites near you, and is also available in the torrent. Fedora Core has expanded in this release to four binary ISO images and four source ISO images, and is available for both x86-64 and i386. Please file bugs via Bugzilla, Product Fedora Core, Version 3, so that they are noticed and appropriately classified. Discuss this release on fedora-list.
  • Linux: Fedora Core 2 Released

    05/19/2004 10:11:29 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 14 replies · 172+ views
    fedora.redhat.com ^ | 20040518 | Redhat
    Fedora Core 2 is now available from Red Hat and at distinguished mirror sites near you, and is also available in the torrent. Fedora Core has expanded in this release to four binary ISO images and four source ISO images, and is available for both x86-64 and i386.
  • MATT DRUDGE TO BE HONORED AT ACADEMY AWARDS? (2004 OSCAR poster features "retro" reporter in fedora)

    02/28/2004 11:57:44 AM PST · by RonDog · 19 replies · 6,536+ views
    www.OSCARS.com ^ | February 28, 2004 | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (and RonDog)
    WHO did the Academy have in mind when they created this year's Official Poster? From www.oscars.org: Poster size: 27" x 40" Last year was about the history and elegance of our diamond anniversary. THIS year is all about the fun and excitement, the flash and pizzazz of Oscar Night. To capture that vibe, the Academy commissioned pop artist Burton Morris to create the official poster art for the 76th Academy Awards. Be part of the scene and order yours now. And, from www.drudgereportarchives.com: We report, you decide. :o)