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Google Chrome 57 Released with WebAssembly Support, 36 Security Fixes

Saturday 11th of March 2017 01:16:10 AM
The biggest addition to Chrome 57 is support for WebAssembly, a new standard for packing and delivering web pages.

Proposed Bill Would Let You 'Hack Back'

Friday 10th of March 2017 11:38:57 PM
A congressman for Georgia has proposed legislation that would give victims of attacks rights to identify hackers and disrupt attacks.

Integrating scripts in Nautilus to perform useful tasks

Friday 10th of March 2017 10:01:45 PM
Files (also known as Nautilus) is the default file browser in Fedora Workstation. One of the super-handy, yet lesser known features in Nautilus is the ability to add scripts to run against one or more files. You can use this... Continue Reading →

Ukuu – An Easy Way To Install/Upgrade Linux Kernel In Ubuntu based Systems

Friday 10th of March 2017 08:24:33 PM
Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility (Called as Ukuu) is a tool for installing the latest mainline Linux kernel on Ubuntu-based distributions.

WhatsApp's Text Status is back with new name 'About' and A New Look in a beta update on Android

Friday 10th of March 2017 06:58:46 PM
Recently WhatsApp came with a new Status feature which allows users to post Pictures, Videos, and GIFs as their WhatsApp Status with a caption(if needed).Well, WhatsApp understood the need of the users and finally they have rolled a beta version having the Text Status back.But this time we have it with a new name....

Growing Up Node: Lessons for Successful Platform Migration

Friday 10th of March 2017 05:33:00 PM
Switching from one technology to another is always going to be hard, and, despite the popularity of Node.js, it does come with its own set of complexities, and the advantages are not always apparent to management, says Trevor Livingston, principal architect at HomeAway, speaking at Node.js Interactive.

How to resolve bad magic number in super-block error

Friday 10th of March 2017 04:12:56 PM
Learn how to resolve bad magic number in super-block error in Linux. This process describes step by step procedure to resolve bad magic number in super-block error.

How to resolve bad magic number in super-block error

Friday 10th of March 2017 04:12:56 PM
Learn how to resolve bad magic number in super-block error in Linux. This process describes step by step procedure to resolve bad magic number in super-block error.

How to perform a faster data compression with pbzip2

Friday 10th of March 2017 02:52:53 PM
What if you would be able to perform a data compression four times faster, with the same compression ratio as you normally do. Pbzip2 command line utility can easily accomplish this as it gives you an option to select number CPU and amount of RAM to be used during the compression process.

How to install Fedora 25 on your Raspberry Pi

Friday 10th of March 2017 01:32:50 PM
This article is not as much a review of Fedora 25 on the Raspberry Pi 3 as a collection of tips, screenshots, and my own personal thoughts on the very first officially supported version of Fedora for the Pi.

How to Cast Your Android Screen onto Your Linux Desktop

Friday 10th of March 2017 11:53:08 AM
There are times when you need to access your Android from the Desktop. For Linux users, here is how you can cast your Android screen to a Linux desktop.

Atom 1.15 Hackable Text Editor Retains Tabs of Deleted Files, Requires Node 6

Friday 10th of March 2017 10:44:31 AM
GitHub's Andrea Liliana Griffiths was proud to announce the release and immediate availability of the Atom 1.15 open-source hackable text editor for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Monitor SATA and SSD Health with SMART

Friday 10th of March 2017 09:35:54 AM
Smartmontools can help you continually monitor your drives and predict imminent failure.

Does your open source project need a president?

Friday 10th of March 2017 08:27:16 AM
Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Linux Foundation Open Source Leadership Summit. The event was stacked with many of the people I consider mentors, friends, and definitely leaders in the various open source and free software communities that I participate more

The Experimental ISPConfig Server - Debian Stretch (Apache, MySQL, PHP 7, Pure-FTPD and ISPConfig 3.1)

Friday 10th of March 2017 07:18:39 AM
This tutorial explains how to install ISPConfig 3 latest development version using a Debian stretch repository with its respective Debian packages. The objective of this tutorial is more for experimental and testing purposes than for productive environments.

Watch: Transforming ReactOS into Fedora with the Fedora Transformation Pack

Friday 10th of March 2017 06:10:02 AM
Out "Watch" series of blog articles continues today with a recent video posted by the community behind the ReactOS project, an open-source initiative to develop a clone of the Windows NT operating system that's binary compatible with Windows.

How to Improve Font Rendering in Linux with Infinality

Friday 10th of March 2017 05:01:25 AM
Font rendering is notoriously poor on some Linux distros. Here is how you can improve font rendering in Linux with Infinality and some other ways.

Appeals court throws out six Intellectual Ventures “do it on a computer” patents

Friday 10th of March 2017 03:52:48 AM
After staying quiescent for years, IV opened up a barrage of lawsuits to enforce its patents in 2010. But the companies that decided to stand up to IV rather than buckle under have been faring well, as judges have found the patents that IV has chosen to enforce in court less than impressive.

How to make money from open source software

Friday 10th of March 2017 02:44:11 AM
What steps you need to take – and what mistakes you need to avoid – if you want to launch an open source software startup.

How to Format Storage Devices in Linux

Friday 10th of March 2017 01:35:33 AM
This tutorial shows how to use "parted" to format a USB flash drive. The procedure can be used on any storage device, external or internal.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

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Security and Bugs

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  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.