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Widespread Linux Flaw Allows TCP Session Hijacking, Termination

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 02:52:05 PM
The TCP implementation in all Linux systems built since 2012 has a serious flaw that can allow an attacker to terminate or inject data into a session between any two vulnerable machines on the Internet. The bug could also be used to end encrypted connections or downgrade the privacy of connections run through Tor or other anonymity networks.

A brief introduction to Linux containers and image signing

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:42:42 PM
Fundamentally, all major software, even open source, was designed before image-based containers. This means that putting software inside of containers is fundamentally a platform migration. This also means that some programs are easy to migrate into containers, while others are more more

Reactive? Serverless? Put to bed? What's next for Java. Speak up, Oracle

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 12:22:39 PM
Less is more, from EE to SEThe future of Java Enterprise Edition is on many developers' minds. After the community came to the conclusion that the platform’s progress has come to a standstill, a plethora of initiatives has arisen with the goal of encouraging Oracle to pick up the work on Java EE 8 again.…

Canonical Makes It Easy to Port Native iOS and Android Apps to Ubuntu Mobile OS

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 11:02:36 AM
Canonical, through Richard Collins, was proud to announce the availability of the React Native web development framework for its popular Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Advice for building a career in open source

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 09:51:26 AM
Back in 1998 when I discovered Linux and open source, I never would have believed that I would make a career out of this. Back in those days I didn't have a clue about what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted it to involve technology in some more

How to install and Configure Jenkins on CentOS 7 and RHEL 7

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 08:31:23 AM
Jenkins is free and open source continues integration tool and it’s code is written in Java. It provides the feature of continues build and deployment.

SUSE and Mirantis to Offer Full Enterprise Linux Support for SLES, RHEL & CentOS

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:11:19 AM
SUSE, the company behind the powerful SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating systems, announced that it partners with Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company.

Vulnerability Exposes 900M Android Devices-and Fixing Them Won't Be Easy

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 05:51:16 AM
The latest Android vulnerability to fret about isn't limited to any particular device, or any specific firmware version. That's because it doesn't start with Android at all, but with Qualcomm, the company that provides internal components for hardware manufacturers. Lots of them. In this case, 900 million Android smartphones with Qualcomm inside are at risk, and fixing them will be no easy task.

Oracle Java patch problem? Browsium rolls management fix

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 04:31:13 AM
Released in 1995, Java went from a language running in a browser to the ubiquitous platform of today, one which underpins the entire industry and with deep tentacles in enterprise IT.

15 Android apps that are worth buying

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 03:34:02 AM
Also in today's open source roundup: Is Bedrock Linux the one distro to rule them all? And Linux computers that don't track you.

Embedded oriented Mini-ITX board packs serious Skylake-S heat

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 02:36:51 AM
Perfectron’s “INS8349A” Mini-ITX runs on 6th Gen “Skylake-S” CPUs, and offers triple displays, 8x USB, 4x SATA, optional M.2, and PCIe and mini-PCIe. With its 14nm-fabricated 6th Generation Core based INS8349A Mini-ITX board, Perfectron has leapfrogged several generations of Intel Core chips since its previous 3rd Gen “Ivy Bridge” INS8346B.

How to install X2CRM on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:39:40 AM
X2CRM is an open source marketing, sales, and customer service CRM application powered by an easy to use workflow engine and process management framework.

The Next Generation of Open Source Blockchains

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 12:42:29 AM
Never before has any open source project generated as much attention on the international stage as Bitcoin. But Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency platform void of allegiance to any nation or financial institution, is just the first of an expanding and more sophisticated class of open source blockchains expected to revolutionize the exchange of all digital assets -- money, real estate, music and intellectual property --  in future commerce.

Moodle App Could Be a Game Changer for Community Organizations

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 11:45:18 PM
Many free and open source projects put power into our hands that once was reserved for elite players with deep pockets. A great example is the Moodle mobile app, which could be a big game changer for all sorts of small organizations.

Audacious 3.8 to Finally Add Support for Running Multiple Instances, Beta Is Out

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:48:07 PM
The popular Audacious music player is again in development, and it looks like the next major release will be version 3.8, for which a Beta milestone has been made available for public testing.

Build a $20 Computer with PINE64

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:50:56 PM
I love my Raspberry Pi, which I use for many different projects. But when I saw Kickstarter campaign for 64-bit PINE64 I could not resist, so I pre-ordered one for myself.

How to Install PostgreSQL and phpPgAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 08:53:45 PM
PostgreSQL is a powerful object-relational Database released under an OpenSource BSD-style license. PostgreSQL is well suited for large databases and has many advanced features, so it positions itself in the enterprise database segment. This tutorial will show the installation of PostgreSQL and its web-based administration interface phpPgAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04.

New Version of GParted

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 07:56:34 PM
Back in my Windows days, disk maintenance was a task that filled me withdread. I remember the endless hours spent scanning, defragmenting andscanning again.

No, 900 million Android devices are not at risk from the 'Quadrooter' monster

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 06:59:23 PM
Guys, gals, aardvarks, fishes: I'm running out of ways to say this. Your Android device is not in any immediate danger of being taken over a super-scary malware monster.

4 Linux Torrent Clients That You Should Try Out

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 06:02:12 PM
Having recently made the switch from Ubuntu to Arch Linux, I’m in the process of building my Arch system up to the full desired functionality. One important tool in any Linux user’s system is a torrent client, which is becoming a more preferred method...

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Distro Development: Rescatux and Bodhi

  • Rescatux 0.40 beta 9 released
    Many code in the grub side and in the windows registry side has been rewritten so that these new features could be rewritten. As a consequence it will be easier to maintain Rescapp. Finally the chntpw based options which modify the Windows registry now perform a backup of the Windows registry files in the unlikely case you want to undo some of the changes that Rescapp performs. I guess that in the future there will be a feature to be able to restore such backups from Rescapp itself, but, let’s focus on releasing an stable release. It’s been a while since the last one. UEFI feedback is still welcome. Specially if the Debian installation disks work for you but not the Rescatux ones.
  • Bodhi 4.0.0 Updates and July Donation Totals
    Late last month I posted a first alpha look at Bodhi 4.0.0. Work since then has been coming along slowly due to a few unpredictable issues and my own work schedule outside of Bodhi being hectic over the summer. Bodhi 4.0.0 will be happening, but likely not with a stable release until September. I am traveling again this weekend, but am hoping to get out a full alpha release with 32bit and non-PAE discs next week.

Devices and Android

Leftovers: BSD/LLVM

Emma A LightWeight Database Management Tool For Linux

Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma. Read