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Best Features Of Linux Mint 18.1 ‘Serena’

1 hour 25 min ago
Short Bytes: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena is slated to release later this December. Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Mint 18.1 will arrive with Cinnamon 3.2 and Linux kernel 4.4. It’ll remain supported until 2021. The beta version of Mint 18.1 is now available for download and testing.

Parrot Security Could Be Your Next Security Tool

Sunday 4th of December 2016 07:42:15 AM
Parrot Security is a complete distribution, based on Debian Jessie core, which includes software for cryptography, cloud, anonymity, digital forensics, programming. The software list alone should be enough to have security and network admins rushing to download a copy.

Firefox zero-day: Mozilla races to patch bug used to attack Tor browser users

Sunday 4th of December 2016 05:47:53 AM
Users of online anonymity network Tor are facing a new attack that uses nearly identical code to a Firefox exploit used by the FBI in 2013.

Canonical and Docker Partner to Distribute Docker Releases as Snaps on Ubuntu

Sunday 4th of December 2016 03:53:31 AM
On the last day of November 2016, Canonical and Docker announced a new commercial agreement that promises to provide integrated enterprise support and SLAs for CS Docker Engine to the Ubuntu Linux community.

10 Great Moments from Linux Foundation 2016 Events

Sunday 4th of December 2016 01:59:09 AM
This year, more than 20,000 tech professionals gathered at 150 Linux Foundation events worldwide to learn and share open source technologies and best practices. Held in 46 cities across 14 countries -- from the U.S. and Canada, to Germany, Spain, China and Japan -- Linux Foundation events are where the creators, maintainers and practitioners of the world's most important open source projects meet.

New IoT Botnet, Attackers Target Tor, and More…

Sunday 4th of December 2016 12:04:47 AM
Also included, Flash on life support, Mageia's new release, Ubuntu sets date for "Zesty Zapus" ...

Top 5: Amazon Echo alternatives, a tutorial on the /dev directory on Linux, and more

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 10:10:25 PM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight open source alternatives to the Amazon Echo, a tutorial on the /dev directory for your devices in Linux, our annual holiday gift guide for open source enthusiasts, 15 JavaScript frameworks and libraries to try, and open source alternatives to LastPass.

How to send messages from Pandora FMS via Telegram

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 08:16:03 PM
Monitoring your systems? Looking for a new channel to send alerts?

What's new in OpenStack in 2016: A look at the Newton release

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 06:21:41 PM
OpenStack is on a six-month release cycle, with each release given a code name starting with consecutive letters of the alphabet. On October 7th, OpenStack Newton was released. Let's look at a few highlights from OpenStack's 2016 Newton release.read more

How to host multiple websites on one VPS

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 04:27:19 PM
In this tutorial, we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to host multiple websites on one single IP address with Apache or Nginx on an Ubuntu VPS or a CentOS 7 VPS.

OSVR on Steam, Unity drops legacy OpenGL, and more gaming news

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 02:32:57 PM
In this edition of the open gaming roundup, we take a look at OSVR support in Steam, Unity dropping legacy OpenGL, and more. Open gaming roundup for November 20-December 3, 2016OSVR available on Steam The co-founders of the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) consortium announced a Steam update that provides support for OSVR content on Steam.read more

Linux Kernel 4.8.12 Released, Brings PA-RISC, PowerPC, and x86 Improvements

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 12:38:35 PM
A few moments ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the twelfth maintenance update of the Linux 4.8 kernel series, as well as the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.36 LTS.

Amazon extends AWS IoT with offline processing

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 10:44:13 AM
The AWS IoT cloud platform now offers Lambda-based “AWS Greengrass” software for Linux IoT devices, enabling offline processing and communication. In Oct. 2015, Amazon unveiled its AWS IoT platform for aggregating data to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This Week in Open Source News: Challenging the Microsoft Challengers, Fedora 25 Makes Linux Easy, & More

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 08:49:51 AM
This week in open source and Linux news, Steven J. Vaughan-NIchols challenges the critics of the new Linux Foundation-Microsoft membership news, Fedora 25 is easy for newbies to use, and more. Keep reading for all the latest top OSS news!

Linux Kernel 4.4.36 LTS Introduces Minor PA-RISC Changes, Wireless Improvements

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 06:55:29 AM
After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.8.12, renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed us about the availability of the thirty-sixth maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.

Rugged EPIC SBC gets a lift from Bay Trail Atoms

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 05:01:07 AM
WinSystems’ rugged, Linux-supported “EPX-C414” is an EPIC SBC with an Atom E3800, mini-PCIe and PC/104 expansion, and industrial temperature support. WinSystems, which recently announced an EBX-style EBC-C413 SBC based on the Atom E3800, once again taps a Bay Trail Atom, this time for an industrial strength EPIC form-factor EPX-C414. This upgrade for legacy EPIC environments […]

FBI Gains New Hacking Powers

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 03:06:45 AM
The FBI is now allowed to hack into computers anywhere in the world using only a single warrant, according to a new rule that was quietly implemented on Thursday.

3 open source password managers

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 01:12:23 AM
Maintaining complex, unique passwords for each site and service you use is among the most common pieces of advice that security professionals provide to the public every year.Yet no matter how many times it is said, it seems like a week doesn't go by where a high-profile hacking story hits the news, revealing that users of the service in question more often than not had such secure passwords as "12345" or "password" as the only wall of protection on their account.read more

Mozilla Reports 2015 Revenue of $421.3M

Friday 2nd of December 2016 11:18:01 PM
For its fiscal 2015 year, Mozilla reported revenue of $421.3 million, up from $329.6 million that it reported Mozilla's revenue's have grown significantly over the last decade. The first year that Mozilla ever publicly disclosed its financial status was for its 2005 fiscal year, when the open-source organization generated $52.9 million in revenue.

How to Install and Use Ruby on Rails with PostgreSQL on CentOS 7

Friday 2nd of December 2016 09:23:39 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Rails on CentOS 7. We will install and configure Ruby on Rails with a PostgreSQL database, and then create our first project with Rails. Ruby on Rails (RoR), or short "rails", is a server-side web application framework written in ruby that follows MVC (Model-View-Controller) concept.

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  • LibRetro's Vulkan PlayStation PSX Renderer Released
    A few days back I wrote about a Vulkan renderer for a PlayStation emulator being worked on and now the code to that Vulkan renderer is publicly available. For those wanting to relive some PlayStation One games this week or just looking for a new test case for Vulkan drivers, the Vulkan renderer for the LibRetro Beetle/Mednafen PSX emulator is now available, months after the LibRetro folks made a Vulkan renderer for the Nintendo 64 emulator.
  • Etnaviv DRM Updates Submitted For Linux 4.10
    The Etnaviv DRM-Next pull request is not nearly as exciting as MSM getting Adreno 500 series support, a lot of Intel changes, or the numerous AMDGPU changes, but it's not bad either for a community-driven, reverse-engineered DRM driver for the Vivante graphics cores.
  • Mesa 12.0.4 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 16.10/16.04
    Ubuntu is preparing Mesa 12.0.4 for Ubuntu Xenial and Yakkety users. It's not as great as Mesa 13, but at least there are some important fixes back-ported. Mesa 12.0.4 is exciting for dozens of bug fixes, including the work to offer better RadeonSI performance. But with Mesa 12.0.4 you don't have the RADV Vulkan driver, OpenGL 4.5, or the other exciting Mesa 13 work.

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Mageia 5.1 Released, Tumbleweed's Latest, Most Secure

The Mageia project today announced the release of stopgap version 5.1, an updated "respin" of 5.0 and all updates. The Daily Dot posted their picks for the most sure operating systems and the Hectic Geek is "quite pleased" with Fedora 25. Matthew Garrett chimed in on Ubuntu unofficial images and Dedoimedo reviewed Fedora-based Chapeau 24. Read more