Linux and Open Source news headlines
Updated: 1 hour 56 sec ago
They've gone TOO FAR this time with Mac OS and Angry Birds ripoffsThe latest copy of North Korea's in-house Red Star Linux has leaked to the internet and it looks a lot like OS X, computer science graduate Will Scott says.…
Network monitoring is a critical IT function for businesses of all sizes. The goal of network monitoring can vary. For example, the monitoring activity can be part of long-term network provisioning, security protection, performance troubleshooting, network usage accounting, and so on. Depending on its goal, network monitoring is done in many different ways, such as […]Continue reading...The post What are useful command-line network monitors on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to monitor Nginx web server from the command line in real time What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to sniff HTTP traffic from the command line on Linux How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently
Last June, Elon Musk and Tesla made some news in freeing up Tesla's patents, hoping to jumpstart the market for electric cars. As we pointed out at the time, this highlighted how patents can, and often do, hold back innovation -- and we hoped that others might take notice. It's taken a while, but at CES this week, Toyota also announced plans to free patents, focusing on the 5,680 patents (including pending patents) it has on fuel cell drive systems. The details still matter, but Toyota says that the patents are all available, "royalty free."
A short review of FocusWriter, a nice distraction-free word processor.
For many years we've seen DMCA takedowns that were clearly based on little more than quick keyword searches. There are so many of these cases that it's difficult to keep track of them, but a few examples: Fox demanded a takedown of an article on the SF Chronicle's website... because Fox owns the rights to the movie Chronicle.
Enigma-Dev is a fully featured game engine that compiles natively for Linux! Enigma is completely compatible with GML (the GameMaker Language), as well as C and C++. It is developed and written in Java, and can cross-compile to Linux, Mac, and Windows. It is a "work in progress" currently, but can compile full games.
Reading through the latest list of top 10 open source projects on Opensource.com has been a reminder of what a great year 2014 has been for open source. Established projects like OpenStack and Mongo have continued to break new records in adoption and usage.
Previous stories on KrebsOnSecurity about ATM skimming attacks have focused on innovative fraud devices made to attach to the outside of compromised ATMs. Security experts are now warning about the emergence of a new class of skimming scams aimed at draining ATM cash deposits via a novel and complex attack.
Mirantis today released it OpenStack 6.0 cloud platform, providing new capabilities for cloud server administrators to rapidly deploy clouds with new services. Among the key enhancements are improvements to Mirantis' Fuel system for plugin deployment.
We catch up with the SUSE execs at SUSECon 2014 and find out that everything is open
Mozilla recently switched the default search engine in its Firefox browser to Yahoo from Google, and it appears that the switch may have caused a significant drop in Google’s share of search users.
Harman’s Linux-based IVI system for entry-level cars integrates Aha Analytics, and supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink connectivity. A year ago at CES, Harman announced a Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment system featuring an HTML5 development environment, a type 1 hypervisor, and integration with driver assist functions. Now the company is offering a simpler IVI system […]
David Drysdale wanted to add Capsicum security features to Linuxafter he noticed that FreeBSD already had Capsicum support. Capsicumdefines fine-grained security privileges, not unlike filesystemcapabilities. But as David discovered, Capsicum also has somecontroversy surrounding it.
WiKID is a dual-sourced two-factor authentication server that uses software tokens (PC/smartphone) to transmit PINs and one-time passwords encrypted with public key encryption. These keys are generated on the device and server and exist only there - unlike most shared-secret based solutions.
A more problematic issue has to do the the openness, or lack thereof, of the music codec being used. Although Pono utilizes the Free Lossless Audio Codec or FLAC, which is licensed under the GPL and BSD licenses, evolver.fm reported last August that the files won’t play with full fidelity on anything but a Pono device.
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' KDE. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long-term support release which will be supported until 2019. The previous version of Linux Mint used KDE 4.13. In this release, KDE is upgraded to version 4.14. Support was added in MDM and in the session for the KDE wallet to be fully integrated with Linux Mint. Although a Wallet Manager is present for configuration purpose, no interaction is needed for the KDE wallet to work. The wallet is created automatically with your first login, and it opens automatically in the background with every new session. The Update Manager now groups packages together according to their source package.
New works of art usually enter the public domain through a process involving death and patience. It is a rarer occasion that living people set about to make a resource public domain, and even rarer so when that effort involves thousands of people collaborating and pooling their time, energy, and money. That's what's happening on MuseScore.com with the first public review of the Open Well-Tempered Clavier score, a new edition of J.S. Bach's musical masterpiece (BWV 846-869).read more
The Intel Compute Stick, a small full-fledged PC running Ubuntu and Windows 8.1, has been announced at CES 2015. You've seen small PCs before, but this one is the size of a Chromecast and it's much more powerful.
In today's open source roundup: Download Linux Mint 17.1 KDE. Plus: A look at Manjaro Linux 0.8.11, and Steam Machines might launch at GDC 2015.
LG's next-gen smartwatch will ditch Google's Android Wear for webOS, according to various reports.