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Firefox 48 beta brings 'largest change ever' thanks to 'Electrolysis'

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:26:10 PM
Browser to split into a UI process and a content process, with secure sandboxes to comeFirefox 48 entered beta this week, complete with a feature called “Electrolysis” that Mozilla bills as “the largest change we’ve ever made to Firefox.”…

RIP ROP: Intel's cunning trick to kill stack-hoping exploits at CPU level

Friday 10th of June 2016 03:28:59 PM
How Chipzilla and Microsoft hope to get one step ahead of hackersIntel is pushing a neat technique that could block malware infections on computers at the processor level.…

Getting started with IRC

Friday 10th of June 2016 02:31:48 PM
Recent years have shown a resurgence in online chat technology.read more

How Bitcoin’s Blockchain tech could aid IoT interoperability

Friday 10th of June 2016 01:34:37 PM
Blockchain technology’s qualities of universality and security could be applied to the IoT messaging protocol problem, said Benedikt Herudek at OpenIoT Summit. One of the main themes of this year’s Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit was the challenge of bridging the growing number of Internet of Things (IoT) standards. Many speakers were hopeful about […]

Securing the server programs hiding in your Docker containers

Friday 10th of June 2016 12:37:26 PM
People worry about how secure containers are to outside attackers. That's a legitimate fear. I think what's even more of a concern is whether the application within your container is secure, or if it's really what you think it is.

Preventing break-ins on your Linux system

Friday 10th of June 2016 11:40:15 AM
All too often we hear about breaches in security where usernames and passwords were obtained and published online. Most of the time, what's revealed is that most passwords are very simple or iterative of a previous version (e.g., 12345 followed by 123456 on the next change). Implementing password requirements can help keep weak passwords out of your environment. These forced changes have their pros and cons, but when it comes down to it there are still flaws in authentication.read more

Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" Live Editions Are Now Available to Download

Friday 10th of June 2016 10:43:04 AM
We reported last week on the general availability of new install mediums for the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" operating system, as well as the release of the last update for Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy."

HITMAN looks like it's coming to SteamOS & Linux

Friday 10th of June 2016 09:45:53 AM
This is one series I had hoped we would get and it looks like we will be. HITMAN (the new 2016 version) looks like it's coming to SteamOS & Linux.

Container and Microservices Myths: The Red Hat Perspective

Friday 10th of June 2016 08:48:42 AM
Red Hat executive Lars Herrmann discusses container and microservices trends, including container portability, security and standards.

KDE neon User Edition 5.6 Available now

Friday 10th of June 2016 07:51:31 AM
KDE neon User Edition 5.6 is based on the latest version of Plasma 5.6 and intends to showcase the latest KDE technology on a stable foundation. It is a continuously updated installable image that can be used not just for exploration and testing but as the main operating system for people enthusiastic about the latest desktop software.

Help Make Open Source Secure

Friday 10th of June 2016 06:54:20 AM
Major security bugs in core pieces of open source software – such as Heartbleed and Shellshock – have elevated highly technical security vulnerabilities into national news headlines.

How to Automate Web Application Testing With Docker and Travis

Friday 10th of June 2016 05:57:09 AM
This tutorial is part of a series on how to create CI/CD pipelines for your web applications using Docker containers. It is following up the first part focused on how to use Docker Hub to automatically build your application images.

Apricorn's Aegis Secure Key 3.0 USB Drives

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:59:58 AM
Packing a mighty punch in a tiny package is the Apricorn's Aegis Secure Key 3.0 line of software-free, hardware-encrypted USB drives, which recently added a 480GB version.

Installing and Securing Nginx Websites on Linux with a Free SSL/TLS Certificate from Let’s Encrypt

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:02:47 AM
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open SSL/TLS Certificate authority (CA) that allows you to acquire Free SSL/TLS Certificates for your web server provided your verify your Domain. In this tutorial I will describe how you can download and install a Free Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificate on Linux for Nginx

New router chips could save open source firmware from FCC rules

Friday 10th of June 2016 03:05:36 AM
A company that designs MIPS processors for networking hardware says it is developing technology that would allow installation of open source firmware on wireless routers while still complying with the US Federal Communications Commission's latest anti-interference rules.

Why Microsoft is turning into an open-source company

Friday 10th of June 2016 02:08:25 AM
Microsoft now has its own BSD Unix operating system, supports Ubuntu as a subsystem on Windows 10, and recently open-sourced the Xamarin software development kit. This is not Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer's Microsoft.

Carrier board aims DragonBoard 410c SBC at UAV apps

Friday 10th of June 2016 01:11:14 AM
Gumstix and Arrow launched a customizable DragonBoard 410C expansion board for UAV and MAV applications, that adds NimbeLink LTE and camera support. Gumstix and Arrow Electronics announced the availability of a $149 variant of its AeroCore 2 board called the “AeroCore 2 Expansion Board for DragonBoard 410C.”

Linux Tutorial: Never lose another precious file on your filesystems again with mlocate

Friday 10th of June 2016 12:14:03 AM
Being asked to find needles in haystacks is all too familiar a task for Sysadmins.

How to record your terminal session on Linux

Thursday 9th of June 2016 11:16:52 PM
Recording a terminal session may be important in helping someone learn a process, sharing information in an understandable way, and also presenting a series of commands in a proper manner. Whatever the purpose, there are many times when copy-pasting text from the terminal won't be very helpful while capturing a video of the process is quite far-fetched and may not be always possible. In this quick guide, we will take a look at the easiest way to record and share a terminal session in .gif format.

Bruce Byfield Talks ‘Designing With LibreOffice’

Thursday 9th of June 2016 10:19:41 PM
Byfield’s thoughtful book on design using LibreOffice can help improve the quality of both online and print material you create with LibreOffice — or even with its progenitor, OpenOffice.

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Mint 18 Released, No GUI Please, Atomic Host 7.2.5

Today in Linux news, the Red Hat announcements kept on coming including the release of Red Hat Atomic Host 7.2.5. Elsewhere, Mint 18 in Cinnamon and MATE flavors was announced by Clement Lefebvre as promised. Bryan Lunduke just finished up 10 days using only a Linux terminal saying it "was too painful" and Eric Grevstad said using Linux and LibreOffice will change your life. Read more

July 2016 issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine released

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the July 2016 issue. With the exception of a brief period in 2009, The PCLinuxOS Magazine has been published on a monthly basis since September, 2006. The PCLinuxOS Magazine is a product of the PCLinuxOS community, published by volunteers from the community. The magazine is lead by Paul Arnote, Chief Editor, and Assistant Editor Meemaw. The PCLinuxOS Magazine is released under the Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-Share-Alike 3.0 Unported license, and some rights are reserved. In the July 2016 issue: * Seven Years Later: A Look Back * Installing A Seeburg 1000 On PCLinuxOS * ms_meme's Nook: Anytime * PCLinuxOS Family Member Spotlight: tuxlink * GIMP Tutorial: Engraved Text * Game Zone: Funklift * PCLinuxOS Recipe Corner * Tip Top Tips: A Simple HTTP Server * PCLinuxOS Puzzled Partitions * And much more inside! This month’s magazine cover image was designed by Meemaw. Download the PDF (8.3 MB) http://pclosmag.com/download.php?f=2016-07.pdf Download the EPUB Version (6.6 MB) http://pclosmag.com/download.php?f=201607epub.epub Download the MOBI Version (7.6 MB) http://pclosmag.com/download.php?f=201607mobi.mobi Visit the HTML Version http://pclosmag.com/html/enter.html

4MLinux 18.0 Distro Released with Support for LibreOffice 5.2, Thunderbird 45.1

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki has just informed Softpedia today, July 1, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of the final release of the 4MLinux 18.0 operating system. Read more

GNU/Linux Leftovers

  • Not Love
    I had seen GNU/Linux once before in my life. At a previous school, the husband of one of the teachers installed it on a PC in my presence. He couldn’t get it working…. Still, I read that GNU/Linux did not crash. I needed that. I was willing to make the effort to download and install GNU/Linux if I could have only that. Our Internet connection was a few KB/s on dial-up… I spent two weekends and five evenings downloading an .iso CD-image with FileZilla or something on a Mac in the lab. I had never burned a CD before but tried once copying the file to the CD. That wouldn’t boot. I discovered CD imaging… So, on the second try, I had a CD that would boot on the machines. I first did one machine and it wouldn’t start X. Having never seen X before, this was a problem but it turned out all I needed was the scanning frequencies for the CRT in a configuration file. Google helped me find those for each of my five different kinds of monitors. Suddenly, the PCs were useful with GNU/Linux.
  • Linux Under the Hood: Silence of the RAM
    Now that I see the events of the last week chronicled clearly in front of my very eyes, maybe the disparaging old junk man was right after all. I’m shameless enough to admit my own idiocy as long as it leads to learning from my mistakes. Maybe Linux isn’t rocket science, but installing RAM was sure beginning to feel like it.
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  • 30 days in a terminal: Day 10 — The experiment is over
    When I set out to spend 30 days living entirely in a Linux terminal, I knew there was a distinct possibility I would fail utterly. I mean, 30 days? No GUI software? No Xorg? Just describing it sounds like torture. And torture it was. Mostly. Some moments, though, were pretty damned amazing. Not amazing enough to help me reach my 30-day goal, mind you. I fell short—only making it to day 10.
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  • Tokyo: Automotive Linux Summit
    Engineers will gather in Tokyo July 13-14 for the annual Automotive Linux Summit, a conference where auto-industry stakeholders discuss the adoption of an open-source Linux-based platform for in-vehicle infotainment. The two-day summit brings together automotive systems engineers, Linux experts, developers and other players.
  • Oxenfree, an adventure game with supernatural elements, available on Linux
    This well-received indie title has been ported over to Linux. Combining plenty of elements of 80s teen movies and packaging them in a polished adventure, Oxenfree may be worth checking out if you’re a fan of adventure games.
  • Space station management game, The Spatials: Galactology, is confirmed to be coming for Linux
    This is an expanded and reimagined version of the management sim, The Spatials. It’s yet to be released but the developers have confirmed that a Linux version is in the works.
  • Red Hat Storage VP sees different uses for Ceph, Gluster
    Red Hat Storage showed off updates to its Ceph and Gluster software and laid out its strategy for working with containers at this week’s Red Hat Summit in San Francisco.