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LeMaker Guitar review

Sunday 29th of May 2016 07:17:00 AM
With a remarkably familiar form-factor and intriguing name, does the LeMaker Guitar fill a hole in the computer-on-module market?

Working with Command Arguments

Sunday 29th of May 2016 05:22:38 AM
In this article, I want to cover a more fundamentalaspect of shell scripting: working with command arguments.I suspect that most shell scripts go through an evolution with theircommand flags, a

Gentoo Linux 20160514 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 29th of May 2016 03:28:16 AM
Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new live DVD, code-named 'Choice Edition', to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers. The live DVD is available in two flavors - a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an x86_64 multilib version. The x86-amd64-32ul ISO image will work on 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64. If CPU architecture is x86, then boot with the default 'gentoo' kernel. If the architectures is amd64, boot with the 'gentoo64' kernel. The amd64-multilib ISO image is for x86_64 CPUs only and will not boot on x86 CPUs. The live DVD features a superb list of packages: Linux kernel 4.5, X.Org Server 1.18.3, Plasma 5.6.2, Firefox 45.0.1, LibreOffice 5.1.2, GIMP 2.9.2, Blender 2.72b, Chromium 50.0.2661.75.

An intro to Linux commands, the EU's open source mathematics toolbox, and more news

Sunday 29th of May 2016 01:33:54 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at an open source toolbox for mathematics, some reasons Linux is a growing trend in business, an introduction to the Linux command line, and more

Secure Desktops with Qubes: Installation

Saturday 28th of May 2016 11:39:32 PM
This is the second in a multipart series on the Qubes operatingsystem. In my first article, I gave an overall introduction to Qubes andhow it differs from most other desktop Linux distributions, namely inthe way it focuses on compartmentalizing applications within differentVMs to limit what attackers have access to in the event they compromisea VM.

Install WordPress with Nginx on openSUSE

Saturday 28th of May 2016 09:45:10 PM
As you already know WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.

CentOS 6.8 Released

Saturday 28th of May 2016 07:54:13 PM
CentOS 6.8 was released this week. With a number of security andperformance updates, it provides a more stable and secure experience for CentOS6 users.

Linux Howto: Remote Syslog Logging With Rsyslog

Saturday 28th of May 2016 05:59:51 PM
This in-depth tutorial walks you through step-by-step setting up such a system using the very popular rsyslog system logging daemon.

Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.6 Launches with Updated Hacking Tools, Kernel 4.2

Saturday 28th of May 2016 04:05:29 PM
Raffaele Forte, the maintainer of the Ubuntu-based BackBox Linux operating system designed for penetration testing and forensic analysis operations, announced the release of BlackBox Linux 4.6.

EMC Targets Cloud and IoT with UniK, an Open Source Unikernel Tool

Saturday 28th of May 2016 02:11:07 PM
EMC's open source UniK unikernel orchestration tool promises to ease unikernel-based application deployment for the cloud and IoT.

Top 5: turns 19, an Arduino giveaway, and more

Saturday 28th of May 2016 12:16:45 PM
Jen is out this week, but she'll be back June 3 with her usual top 5 video. In the meantime, here's a look at some of this week's best articles.

Secure Desktops with Qubes: Introduction

Saturday 28th of May 2016 10:22:23 AM
This is the first in a multipart series on Qubes OS, a security-focusedoperating system that is fundamentally different from any other Linuxdesktop I've ever used and one I personally switched to during the pastcouple months.

Rugged Tegra X1 module stack is loaded with I/O options

Saturday 28th of May 2016 08:28:01 AM
CEI’s “TX1-SOM and Carrier” combines Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 COM with a rugged carrier board featuring GbE, USB 3.0, MIPI-CSI, and an M.2 socket with PCIe. Like Connect Tech’s Astro carrier board, the “TX1-SOM and Carrier” from Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI) expands upon Nvidia’s Ubuntu-ready Jetson TX1 computer-on-module, which launched last November.......

How to Show All Users in MySQL

Saturday 28th of May 2016 06:33:39 AM
This is a common question most beginner MySQL users ask. We notice it all over the internet and on our blog too. It’s frequently asked because there are other MySQL commands for displaying information about the database, for example: SHOW DATABASES will list out all the databases, SHOW TABLES will display all the tables in your MySQL database etc. It’s not unusual for people to assume that there should be a “SHOW USERS” command in MySQL. Well, there isn’t one. Luckily there’s a way to list MySQL users and in this tutorial we’ll explain how do that.

SuperTux Returns, Proprietary Open Source & More...

Saturday 28th of May 2016 04:39:17 AM
Also included: Google in a TKO over Oracle, four distro releases and Microsoft's latest trick to force Windows 10 upgrades.

Rise of Open Cloud Architecture and Over-the-Top (OTT) Network Services

Saturday 28th of May 2016 02:44:55 AM
To meet greater traffic demands and lower operating costs, some of the world’s largest service providers today are looking at open source software to deliver new network services using OpenStack and Linux containers.

Op-ed: Oracle attorney: Google’s court victory might kill the GPL

Saturday 28th of May 2016 12:50:33 AM
"The developer community may be celebrating today what it perceives as a victory in Oracle v. Google. Google won a verdict that an unauthorized, commercial, competitive, harmful use of software in billions of products is fair use. No copyright expert would have ever predicted such a use would be considered fair. Before celebrating, developers should take a closer look. Not only will creators everywhere suffer from this decision if it remains intact, but the free software movement itself now faces substantial jeopardy."

Turn Your Old Laptop into a Chromebook

Friday 27th of May 2016 11:21:47 PM
ou don’t have to buy a brand new laptop to use Chrome OS; you can now easily convert your old laptop or PC into a powerful Chromebook.

Shellmo: Aquatic 3D printed robot for fun and education

Friday 27th of May 2016 09:27:25 PM
Recently I came across a very interesting open hardware project called Shellmo. What caught my eye was that it's a 3D printed crustacean that seems to have no apparent real world use, though with a little creativity I can see educational more

How to Use Incron to Monitor Important Files and Folders

Friday 27th of May 2016 08:01:38 PM
What if you knew of a tool that could monitor files for change and then report the changes within /var/log/syslog or take some action when a file was modified? There is such a tool.

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Leftovers: OSS

Security Leftovers (Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium”, Regulation)

  • Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium” — Best Kali Linux Alternative Coming With New Features
    The Release Candidate of Parrot Security OS 3.0 ‘Lithium’ is now available for download. The much-anticipated final release will come in six different editions with the addition of Libre, LXDE, and Studio editions. The version 3.0 of this Kali Linux alternative is based on Debian Jessie and powered by custom hardened Linux 4.5 kernel.
  • Regulation can fix security, except you can't regulate security
    Every time I start a discussion about how we can solve some of our security problems it seems like the topics of professional organizations and regulation are where things end up. I think regulations and professional organizations can fix a lot of problems in an industry, I'm not sure they work for security. First let's talk about why regulation usually works, then, why it won't work for security.

Phoronix on Graphics

AMD's gaming-optimized AMDGPU-PRO driver for Linux is in beta

AMD has been working on a new Linux graphics driver stack, and it’s finally becoming usable. You can install the gaming-optimized AMDGPU-PRO driver on Ubuntu 16.04 today, and Valve just added it to the latest beta version of SteamOS. Read more