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Rugged, fanless mini-PC runs Ubuntu on Atom at 8.3 Watts

Thursday 14th of April 2016 01:41:44 AM
Logic Supply is selling a rugged, Cincoze-built “DA-1000” mini-PC with an Atom E3826, -25 to 70°C support, and a price starting at $569.

Mozilla Thunderbird 45.0 Released, Fails to Bring GTK3 Integration for Linux

Thursday 14th of April 2016 12:44:33 AM
Today Mozilla finally announced the availability of the final release for the highly anticipated Thunderbird 45.0 email, calendar, and news client, for all supported platforms.

Linaro Announces Software Reference Platform for ARM

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 11:47:22 PM
With the launch of its Software Reference Platform for ARMv8-A processors,Linaro is proud to enable both a complete end-to-end open-source serversoftware stack and access to ent

Open Standards, Move Over

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 10:50:11 PM
Well, that's not a title I ever thought I'd use. But there you have it - open source foundations are taking over the role that open standards consortia used to play

Will the iPhone 7 win over Android users?

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 09:53:00 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Why switching to iPhone from Android is not easy, and Linux botnet attacks grow larger.

How to convert jpg image file to pdf format on Linux

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 08:55:49 PM
The JPG (JPEG) format is without any doubt the most popular format used to share images on the Internet. However, there are several advantages in using PDF images compared to JPG images. For one, while JPG is a raster format with lossy compression, PDF is a layout format that contains both vector and raster graphics.

Cayenne: IoT made easy for the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 07:58:38 PM
Cayenne can support multiple devices as well. Beyond adding as many Raspberry Pis as you want, you can select from a range of sensors, extensions and actuators that will be wired to your Raspberry Pi. Once the device is wired, you can then assign it to the GPIO pins. With your GPIO pins registered to certain devices, you can now set alerts or triggers to occur on schedules that you create through the dashboard.

Screenshot everything with Shutter on Fedora

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 07:01:27 PM
Fedora Workstation ships with a simple, yet capable screenshot utility that allows the user to take quick grabs of your desktop. If you are taking many screenshots in a session or want more control of how your screenshots are taken,... Continue Reading →

What is a URI? Understanding license terminology for compliance

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 06:04:16 PM
A recent court case illustrates the importance of reading and understanding technical terms used in copyright licenses. In Drauglis v. Kappa Map Group, LLC, 2015 WL 4932305 (D.D.C. Aug. 8, 2015), the plaintiff, Art Drauglis, posted a picture from a photo sharing site under the Creative Commons CC BY-SA- 2.0 more

Users more await for new Ubuntu than Fedora release

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 05:07:05 PM
Fedora 24 and Ubuntu 16.04 families are due to release within next month or so.Just about a month ago the Linux notes from DarkDuck blog started a poll where you could vote which of these two distributions you await more. It is time to give the results of that poll now.Let me do this without any further delay.

How to install Logaholic on CentOS

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 04:09:54 PM
Logaholic is a web analytics software which provides reliable information about the traffic, content, keywords etc. of the web sites installed on your CentOS VPS.

5 open source programs for the automated teen's toolbox

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 03:12:43 PM
At OSCON 2016 in Austin, Keila Banks will be giving a talk on The Automated Teen. Because Keila's father, Phillip Banks, has been a long-time organizer and volunteer at SCaLE (Southern California Linux Expo), Keila has been a familiar face at that event over the years, and she started giving talks there when she was 11 years more

Important Port numbers for the Linux system administrator

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 02:15:32 PM
It is important to understand ports, their details and their numbers.Q. What is a port?A port is piece of software which is used as docking point in your machine, where remote application can communicate. This is analogy to the physical ports for entering in to a country from different sea ports.

Linux-fight! Dev's plan to bundle kernel patches sparks debate

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 01:18:21 PM
Linux developer Sasha Levin has kicked off a project in which he proposes gathering up kernel security fixes under a single tree.…

Tarantool: A Lua-based database engine

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 12:21:10 PM
This year at the Percona Live Data Performance Conference, I'll be discussing more

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) to Offer Users Newer Software Versions via Snaps

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 11:23:59 AM
Canonical announced that the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system will offer users the possibility of installing snaps alongside the standard Debian packages.

How to improve the security of Magento e-commerce website

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 10:26:48 AM
Magento is an e-commerce software platform used by small businesses and leading brands, and its community edition is a freely available open-source program. With a huge collection of third-party developed plugins and themes which extend the default functionality and design, Magento is increasingly evolving into the WordPress of the e-commerce industry. On the other hand, [[he]#8230[/he]]Continue reading...The post How to improve the security of Magento e-commerce website appeared first on Xmodulo.

WordPress Turns On Free Encryption

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 09:29:37 AM
All custom domains hosted on will soon have their sites automatically encrypted for free. WordPress said late Friday afternoon that more than one million sites will have encryption automatically deployed.

Mozilla-supported Let's Encrypt goes out of Beta

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 08:32:26 AM
In 2014, Mozilla teamed up with Akamai, Cisco, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Identrust, and the University of Michigan to found Let’s Encrypt  in order to move the Web towards universal encryption. Today, Let’s Encrypt is leaving beta.

Solus Linux to Provide Direct Binary Dependencies, More Packaging Improvements

Wednesday 13th of April 2016 07:35:15 AM
The twenty-sixth installation of the "This Week in Solus" weekly newsletter was published to inform the community about the latest work done for the independent Solus Linux OS.

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CoreOS Linux 899.17.0 Released with OpenSSL 1.0.2h, NTPd 4.2.8p7, and Git 2.7.3

The CoreOS developers have released a new version of the Linux kernel-based operating system engineered for massive server deployments, CoreOS 899.17.0. Powered by Linux kernel 4.3.6, CoreOS 899.17.0 arrived on May 3, 2016, as an upgrade to the previous release of the GNU/Linux operating system, which system administrators can use for creating and maintaining open-source projects for Linux Containers, version 899.15.0. Read more

Black Lab Brings Real-Time Kernel Patching to Its Enterprise Desktop 8 Linux OS

A few moments ago, Softpedia has been informed by Black Lab Software about the general availability of the sixth DP (Developer Preview) build of the upcoming Black Lab Linux Enterprise Desktop 8 OS. Sporting a new kernel from the Linux kernel from the 4.2 series, Black Lab Linux Enterprise Desktop 8 Developer Preview 6 arrives today for early adopters and public beta testers with real-time kernel patching, which means that you won't have to reboot your Black Lab Linux Enterprise OS after kernel upgrades. "DP6 offers you a window into what's new and whats coming when Black Lab Enterprise Desktop and Black Lab Enterprise Desktop for Education is released. As with our other developer previews it also aids in porting your applications to the new environment," said Roberto J. Dohnert, CEO, Black Lab Software. Read more

USB stick brings neural computing functions to devices

Movidius unveiled a “Fathom” USB stick and software framework for integrating accelerated neural networking processing into embedded and mobile devices. On April 28, Movidius announced availability of the USB-interfaced “Fathom Neural Compute Stick,” along with an underlying Fathom deep learning software framework. The device is billed as “the world’s first embedded neural network accelerator,” capable of allowing “powerful neural networks to be moved out of the cloud, and deployed natively in end-user devices.” Read more

ImageMagick Security Bug Puts Sites at Risk

  • Open Source ImageMagick Security Bug Puts Sites at Risk
    ImageMagick, an open source suite of tools for working with graphic images used by a large number of websites, has been found to contain a serious security vulnerability that puts sites using the software at risk for malicious code to be executed onsite. Security experts consider exploitation to be so easy they’re calling it “trivial,” and exploits are already circulating in the wild. The biggest risk is to sites that allows users to upload their own image files. Information about the vulnerability was made public Tuesday afternoon by Ryan Huber, a developer and security researcher, who wrote that he had little choice but to post about the exploit.
  • Huge number of sites imperiled by critical image-processing vulnerability
    A large number of websites are vulnerable to a simple attack that allows hackers to execute malicious code hidden inside booby-trapped images. The vulnerability resides in ImageMagick, a widely used image-processing library that's supported by PHP, Ruby, NodeJS, Python, and about a dozen other languages. Many social media and blogging sites, as well as a large number of content management systems, directly or indirectly rely on ImageMagick-based processing so they can resize images uploaded by end users.
  • Extreme photo-bombing: Bad ImageMagick bug puts countless websites at risk of hijacking
    A wildly popular software tool used by websites to process people's photos can be exploited to execute malicious code on servers and leak server-side files. Security bugs in the software are apparently being exploited in the wild right now to compromise at-risk systems. Patches to address the vulnerabilities are available in the latest source code – but are incomplete and have not been officially released, we're told.