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In my discussion on IRC with "bkidwell" (see the Non-Linux FOSS articlefor more on our talk), we were discussing how we connect to IRC. My mainmethod is to SSH in to my co-located Raspberry Pi in Austria and connectto a screen session I have running that is constantly connected to IRCwith Irssi. This works really well for me, and I never miss messageswhen I'm away.
Fedora’s third Flock conference kicked off Wednesday morning with a keynote by Matthew Miller, the Fedora Project Leader (FPL). How’s Fedora doing? Says Miller, “The actual state of Fedora is awesome, we’re doing very well as a project and it’s... Continue Reading →
One of the biggest moves we've taken to keep Kali 2.0 up-to-date in a global, continuous manner, is transforming Kali into a rolling distribution. What this means is that we are pulling our packages continuously from Debian Testing (after making sure that all packages are installable) -- essentially upgrading the Kali core system, while allowing us to take advantage of newer Debian packages as they roll out. This move is where our choice in Debian as a base system really pays off -- we get to enjoy the stability of Debian, while still remaining on the cutting edge.
Hydrogen is the best open source drum machine that is available free of charge. It is an advanced piece of software that helps artists and producers compose groovy beats to accompany their music. Hydrogen is quite simple to use, features a lot of options and drum sets that can differentiate the sounds to meet the wide scope of requirements that derive from different music genres like rock, metal, pop, electronic and jazz.
If you've been using vim as if it's simply a replacement for vi, you might be surprised by the many things it can do.
Tails, a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and that helps you use the Internet anonymously, has been upgraded to version 1.5 and is now ready for download and testing.
Few things in the Linux world evoke a strong reaction like SELinux, the security enhancement for Linux. At LinuxCon, Susan Lauber hopes to soften that response and show people the light. In her talk "SELinux—it's all about the labels", Lauber will teach SELinux basics and describe why it's a must-run on your systems.In this interview, she tells us more.read more
Let’s set things straight: The ThinkPad is no longer a laptop, according to the Lenovo press release. The first paragraph of the press release says the company “unveiled the beginning of a new family of mobile workstation innovations.” So I guess that’s what we’re calling them now – mobile workstations.
Recently the LibreOffice project released version 5.0 of their cross-platform office suite. The new release brings together a raft of features for a comprehensive office suite that runs across Linux, Windows, Mac, and increasingly the mobile space.Saying LibreOffice or OpenOffice to people can lead to interesting reactions. For some people, LibreOffice is the darling of the open source world, and for others, it is a crappy Microsoft Office alternative that they look down on.read more
Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.5, is out. This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible. New features: Disable access to the local network in the Tor Browser. You should now use the Unsafe Browser to access the local network. Upgrades and changes: Install Tor Browser 5.0 (based on Firefox 38esr). Install a 32-bit GRUB EFI boot loader. Tails should now start on some tablets with Intel Bay Trail processors among others. Let the user know when Tails Installer has rejected a device because it is too small. There are numerous other changes that might not be apparent in the daily operation of a typical user. Technical details of all the changes are listed in the Changelog.
Mozilla released Firefox 40.0 yesterday, and it brought a lot of new interesting features for Linux, including a few that haven't been publicized all that much. One of them is defaulting to the HTML5 video player in YouTube.
The patent troll problem is not a new one. In 1879, an inventor by the name of George B. Selden filed a patent on a horseless four-wheeled carriage, which he called the "Road Engine."
Inline assembly allows software engineers to handcraft the assembler codes for the most performance-sensitive parts of their programs. This feature unleashes the hardware advantage of IBM z Systems as well as programmer ingenuity to realize the development of high-performance applications. The objective of this article is to discuss the basics of inline assembly feature supported by IBM compiler for Linux on z Systems.
This release is a bigger deal for the Bodhi team than our previous update releases have been in the past. The reason for this is because this release is the first to use the Moksha Desktop which we have forked from E17. Because it is built on the rock solid foundation that E17 provides, even this first release of the Moksha Desktop is stable and is something I feel comfortable using in a production environment.
This year, LinuxCon and ContainerCon attendees will have the opportunity to hear Jerome Petazzoni speak on Docker, Containers [he]amp[/he] Security: State Of Union. Jerome works at Docker Inc., where he helps others to containerize all the things. Jerome has worked in miscellaneous technical fields, including VOIP, embedded systems, web hosting, virtualization and cloud computing.
Kubuntu maintainers have put a lot of work into the project and have managed to backport Plasma 5.3.2 and Frameworks 5.12.0 for the latest Kubuntu 15.04 version of the operating system.
This year marked the 23rd DefCon, the hacker conference that began as an informal gathering for hackers to meet in person and party in the desert. Since its beginning, it has grown from fewer than 100 attendees to reportedly more than 20,000 all of them jammed into two hotels this year-Paris and Ballys-to learn the latest hacks and swap techniques.
The Fedora 23 Alpha is here, right on schedule for our planned October final release. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site.
While other IT industry heavyweights have embraced bug bounties and working with security researchers more generally, Oracle has set its face in the opposite direction in a blog post likening reverse engineering to cheating on your spouse.
Update KB3081424 reboots half way through the install. Microsoft’s first update to Windows 10 is bricking some users’ PCs.…