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A brief history of text-based games and open source

Friday 20th of July 2018 03:33:12 PM
The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation (IFTF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of technologies enabling the digital art form we call interactive fiction. When a Community Moderator for Opensource.com suggested an article about IFTF, the technologies and services it supports, and how it all intersects with open source, I found it a novel angle to the decades-long story I’ve so often told. The history of IF is longer than—but quite enmeshed with—the modern FOSS movement.read more

Setup secure ProFTPD server on CentOS 7 with TLS

Friday 20th of July 2018 02:18:51 PM
The objective is to first configure a basic ProFTPD server on CentOS 7. Once we have a basic FTP server setup, we will then add FTP passive mode and increase security by adding Transport Layer Security ( TLS ). Lastly, we add an optional anonymous configuration to allow anonymous user to login to FTP server without username and password.

Get rich with Firefox or *(int *)NULL = 0 trying: Automated bug-bounty hunter build touted

Friday 20th of July 2018 01:04:31 PM
Earn $$$s reporting flaws even if you're too busy or boredDo you love Firefox, Linux, and the internet? Are you interested in earning money from the comfort of your own home? Are you OK with a special flavor of Firefox quietly gobbling up memory in a hunt for exploitable security bugs?…

4 cool new projects to try in COPR for July 2018

Friday 20th of July 2018 11:50:11 AM
COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can offer these projects outside the Fedora set of packages. Software in COPR isn’t supported by […]

How Linux Makes Your Life Easier

Friday 20th of July 2018 10:35:51 AM
Linux is always perceived as complicated and hard to use. On the contrary, its philosophy and functionality can actually make your life easier.

Opera 55 Web Browser Enters Beta with Support for Installing Chrome Extensions

Friday 20th of July 2018 09:21:31 AM
The Chromium-based Opera web browser continues development with two upcoming versions, Opera 55 and Opera 56, and the former recently entered beta testing with a bunch of goodies.

IBM attempts to graft VM security onto container flexibility

Friday 20th of July 2018 08:07:11 AM
Nabla Containers promises reduced attack surface through fewer system callsIBM researchers have developed a new flavor of software container in an effort to create code that's more secure than Docker and similar shared kernel container systems.…

Looks like the sci-fi mystery game 'The Station' sold well on Linux

Friday 20th of July 2018 06:52:50 AM
The Station is another game with a Linux version that seems to have sold really well and I'm honestly not surprised by this.

As EU tightens screws on Android, Google focuses on a Fuchsia future

Friday 20th of July 2018 04:24:10 AM
Google plans to replace Android with Fuchsia beginning with a smart speaker in 2021, says Bloomberg. Fuchsia could help Google sidestep Android-related legal threats from Oracle and the EU, which just slapped Google with a $5.1 billion fine.

Vivaldi Browser Adds Privacy-Focused Search Engine Qwant as New Search Option

Friday 20th of July 2018 03:09:50 AM
Vivaldi Technologies informed Softpedia today that they've added a new search engine to the growing list of search options of their Chromium-based Vivaldi web browser.

Installing Rapid Photo Downloader 0.9.9 on openSUSE Leap 15

Friday 20th of July 2018 01:55:30 AM
Have you noticed? After installing Rapid Photo Downloader from the openSUSE repositories, it doesn’t launch. As indicated in an earlier blog post, this program is really great to download your photo’s into the right folders in one go. Version 0.9.9 is a big overhaul for this application. If you want to use it right now, you need to install it using these instructions.

How to add Linux to your Chromebook

Friday 20th of July 2018 12:41:10 AM
VIDEO: With a sufficiently advanced Chromebook, you can now install and run Linux natively on it.

How to List All Running Services in Linux from the Command Line

Thursday 19th of July 2018 11:26:49 PM
In this tutorial, we will go through several methods of listing/showing all running services and processes on a Linux-based server or machine.

Using the Best CPU Available on Asymmetric Systems

Thursday 19th of July 2018 10:12:29 PM
Dietmar Eggemann posted a patch from QuentinPerret to take advantage ofenergy-efficient CPUs on asymmetric multiprocessor(AMP) systems. AMP isdistinguished from SMP (symmetric multiprocessor) systems in that an SMPsystem uses several instances of only one type of CPU, while an AMP systemmight use CPUs of differing speeds, feature-sets and so on.

Master The Linux Command Line

Thursday 19th of July 2018 08:58:09 PM
If you use Linux long enough, you will most likely have performed actions via the terminal in some capacity, even if it was something as simple as installing a package. You might even know how to create directories or folders, move, copy or rename files and folders, run software, run the odd script now and then, or even attempted to compile software from source code.

Oldest swinger in town, Slackware, notches up a quarter of a century

Thursday 19th of July 2018 07:43:49 PM
Venerable Linux distro still keeping it clean, after all these yearsSlackware, the oldest Linux distribution still being maintained, has turned 25 this week, making many an enthusiast wonder where all those years went.…

Minecraft 'Update Aquatic' is a huge update which brings the new launcher officially to Linux

Thursday 19th of July 2018 06:29:29 PM
Minecraft's Update Aquatic is a huge update to the sandbox builder that's now out, it also brings the new launcher officially to Linux.

Incomplete Path Expansion (Completion) For Bash

Thursday 19th of July 2018 05:15:09 PM
bash-complete-partial-path enhances the path completion in Bash (on Linux, macOS with gnu-sed, and Windows with MSYS) by adding incomplete path expansion, similar to Zsh. This is useful if you want this time-saving feature in Bash, without having to switch to Zsh.

Building tiny container images

Thursday 19th of July 2018 04:00:49 PM
When Docker exploded onto the scene a few years ago, it brought containers and container images to the masses. Although Linux containers existed before then, Docker made it easy to get started with a user-friendly command-line interface and an easy-to-understand way to build images using the Dockerfile format. But while it may be easy to jump in, there are still some nuances and tricks to building container images that are usable, even powerful, but still small in size.First pass: Clean up after yourselfread more

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KDE Applications 18.08 Software Suite Enters Beta, Adds Apple Wallet Pass Reader

With KDE Applications 18.04 reached end of life with the third and last point release, the KDE Project started working earlier this month on the next release of their open-source software suite, KDE Applications 18.08. KDE Applications is an open-source software suite designed as part of the KDE ecosystem, but can also be used independently on any Linux-based operating system. To fully enjoy the KDE Plasma desktop environment, users will also need to install various of the apps that are distributed as part of the KDE Applications initiative. KDE Applications 18.08 is the next major version of the open-source software suite slated for release on August 16, 2018. As of yesterday, July 20, the KDE Applications 18.08 software suite entered beta testing as version 18.07.80, introducing two new libraries, KPkPass and KItinerary. Read more

NetBSD 8.0 Released

  • Announcing NetBSD 8.0
    The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 8.0, the sixteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system.
  • NetBSD 8.0 Officially Released With USB3 Support, Security Improvements & UEFI
    While it's been on mirrors for a few days, NetBSD 8.0 was officially released this weekend. NetBSD 8.0 represents this BSD operating system project's 16th major release and introduces USB 3.0 support, an in-kernel audio mixer, a new socket layer, Meltdown/Spectre mitigation, eager FPU support, SMAP support, UEFI boot-loader support for x86/x86_64 hardware, and a variety of long sought after improvements -- many of which are improving the security of NetBSD.
  • NetBSD 8.0 Released with Spectre V2/V4, Meltdown, and Lazy FPU Mitigations
    The NetBSD open-source operating system has been updated this week to version 8.0, a major release that finally brings mitigations for all the Spectre variants, Meltdown, and Lazy FPU security vulnerabilities, as well as many stability improvements and bug fixes. Coming seven months after the first and last point release of the NetBSD 7 series, NetBSD 8.0 is here with mitigations for both the Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) and Spectre Variant 4 (CVE-2018-3639) security vulnerabilities, as well as for the Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) and Lazy FPU State Save/Restore (CVE-2018-3665) vulnerabilities.

Neptune 5.4

We are proud to announce version 5.4 of Neptune . This update represents the current state of Neptune 5 and renews the ISO file so if you install Neptune you don't have to download tons of Updates. In this update we introduce a new look and feel package called Neptune Dark. This comes together with an modified icon theme optimized for dark themes called Faenza Dark. We improved hardware support further by providing Linux Kernel 4.16.16 with improved drivers and bugfixes. Read more

Plasma 5.14 Wallpaper “Cluster”

The time for a new Plasma wallpaper is here, so for 5.14 I’m excited to offer up “Cluster”. But first, please allow me to gush for a moment. In tandem with Inkscape, this is the first wallpaper for KDE produced using the ever excellent Krita. For graphic design my computer has a bit of beef to it, but when I work with Inkscape or GIMP things always chug just a bit more than I feel they should. Whenever I’ve had the distinct pleasure of opening Krita, even on my lesser powered laptop, it’s always been productive, rewarding, and performant. I’m looking forward to using Krita more in future wallpapers. *claps for Krita* Read more