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The Linux Ghost Flaw: Everything You Need To Knowview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – The GHOST vulnerability is a flaw in a vital part of every major Linux distro. It could, in theory, allow hackers to take control of computers without the need for a username or password. Having said that, there are a few key points to keep in mind: The flaw has never been exploited in the wild – just in experiments by security researchers. (General)

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Email on Linux: 4 of the Best Email Clients Availableview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Despite how far web-based email clients have come, nothing can beat the speed and convenience of one that sits natively on the desktop. Unfortunately, Linux doesn’t have access to some of the more feature-rich clients out there like Outlook and Postbox. (General)

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4 of the Best eBook Readers for Linux Usersview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – A few years ago, we predicted the end of physical bookstores. Not to say that we were the only ones who predicted it, because we certainly weren’t, but anyone who isn’t in denial should be able to see that eBooks are an inevitable future. As a Linux user, where does that leave you? For myself, I’ve mostly read my eBooks with mobile apps like Aldiko and Mantano. (General)

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4 Linux Music Players That Deserve Your Attention Nowview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Finding a good music player for Linux is not an easy task. A few big name projects, like Amarok and Songbird, have come and gone throughout the years, but none of them have been stable enough to match the staying power of iTunes, Winamp, or any of the other music players available to non-Linux users. (General)

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Tell Lenovo: respect user freedom and prevent future Superfishesview story

http://www.fsf.org – The basis of the problem is a program by Superfish that is designed to interject advertisements into users' Web browsing. That's irritating, but it gets worse. Superfish also installs a certificate that intercepts Web traffic and cripples the host computer's ability to use HTTPS to validate the authenticity of Web sites. (General)

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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: February 20view story

http://www.fsf.org – Join the FSF and friends on Friday, February 20, from 2pm to 5pm EST (19:00 to 22:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on freenode. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. (General)

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10 Great Quotes on PaaS and Containers from Collab Summit 2015view story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – A panel of Platform as a Service and container experts at Collaboration Summit Wednesday didn't agree on many things - including the relative importance of PaaS and containers, which is more useful for developers, and how the ecosystem will evolve. (General)