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What should high schools students be taught about Internet safety? Traditional high school curriculum has followed guidance from the U.S. Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Enacted by Congress in 2000 and updated in 2011, student Internet safety training is a requirement for U.S. schools that receive federal funding from the FCC's E-rate program. Under the terms of CIPA, students must be educated on appropriate online behavior (such as in chat rooms and social networks) and cyberbullying.read more
Every time the Linux system is booted, number of kernel modules are loaded by the system and used to provide additional support for filesystem, new hardware etc. Obtaining an information about particular kernel module may a be an important troubleshooting skill. In this article we will explain how to obtain module information such as description, dependency, author or relevant object file name using modinfo command.
Cisco earlier this year unveiled its plans to build smarter routers and switches to help manage the massive flows of data expected between Internet-connected devices and the data center. This re-architecting of the Internet to bring computing capabilities to the edge of the network is what the company calls “fog computing” and it could help alleviate the data center strain that Gartner analysts predict will come from 26 billion installed units in the Internet of Things by 2020.
However, Kroes is making a larger point about the way we view copyright today, and how that does not fit with how the world works. As such, she suggests rethinking how a copyright system should work:
Trust in government is not exactly at an all-time high. Sure, there are oppressive governments such as Iran and China that filter and block web content, but even the USA has a spotty record. With all the news of PRISM and other spying programs, it is hard to tell which way is up anymore. One way to solve this dilemma is through transparency and honesty. Unfortunately, as long as governments use closed-source software, it is hard to audit and trust the actions. Today, Canonical announces that not only has Munich taken an open approach to computing with Ubuntu, but the city is saving millions of euros too. Using open-source software and saving money? maybe all governments should make the switch to Linux.
Boardcon’s “EM210? SBC integrates a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird SoC via a COM that runs Linux and Android, and features wireless, display, and camera options. Boardcon Embedded Design, of Shenzhen, China, specializes in Samsung SoC-based embedded boards, such as its recent EM4412 single board computer, which is built around a quad-core Exynos4412 system-on-chip. The company’s new EM210 SBC runs the older, slower, S5PV210AH (“Hummingbird”), the same 1GHz Cortex-A8 SoC that powered Samsung’s first Android-based Galaxy phones.
The first Alpha version of the upcoming Scientific Linux 7 operating system was announced by Pat Riehecky a few days ago on the mailing list for Scientific Linux developers worldwide. The release is based on the publicly available sources of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 distribution.
We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS 7 for 64-bit x86 compatible machines. This is the first release for CentOS 7 and is version marked as 7.0-1406. Since the upstream EL7 release, there have been some updates released - these have been built and are being pushed to the CentOS mirror network at the moment. They will be available within the next 24 hrs. From this point on we will aim to deliver all updates within 24 to 48 hours of upstream releases. For the first time, this release was built from sources hosted at git.centos.org.
The NSA has discovered a hotbed of radical extremist activity and is closing in.
Along with Linux kernels 3.10.47 LTS, 3.4.97 LTS, and 3.14.11 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman had the pleasure of announcing last evening, July 6, that the fourth maintenance release of Linux 3.15 kernel is also available for download and upgrade.
The IRS has rejected a tax-exempt application from the Yorba open source software project, setting a precedent that could affect organizations from Mozilla to the Linux kernel to Red Hat.
The Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games.In 2014, the Unreal Engine 4 has been released and it's available for every developer for $19 a month.Some demos have been released (on Windows), and now they are also available on Linux!
CEO of open source cloud productivity suite Open Xchange (OX) has told The INQUIRER about his hopes for a more open internet. Open Xchange is a cross-platform service that provides a range of web apps, cloud storage, encrypted email and instant messaging. The service can be downloaded - white labeled, free of charge and self-configured - with the company's business model based on optional support and configuration. It is licensed to a range of ISPs and telcos across Europe, running on Linux systems.
This is the latest version of a popular Chinese desktopdistribution that’s based on Ubuntu. It comes with the second version of a custom desktop environment called Deepin Desktop Environment.
Deepin, a Linux distribution that tries to provide users with a unique, stable, fast, safe, and user-friendly desktop experience based on the latest HTML5 technologies, has reached version 2014 and is available for download from Softpedia.
There seems to be a never-ending stream of Linux distributions based on Ubuntu 14.04 and you can add Deepin 2014 to that list. Instead of just using GNOME, KDE, LXDE or Xfce, Deepin has built its own desktop environment which has a definitive Mac OS X feel.
PC OpenSystems LLC had the pleasure of informing us earlier today, July 7, about the brand-new maintenance releases of the commercial Black Lab Linux Education and Black Lab Linux Enterprise operating systems.
We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines.
The CentOS Project has announced general availability of CentOS-7, the first release of the free Linux distro based on the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.