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Mentoring: a reward for both parties

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 01:41:28 AM
Are you a mentor? Or, maybe you're someone who identifies as a bridge builder, just looking for the right opportunity to help someone out—because working in tech can, well, be hard more

Sandbox firefox in Linux with firejail

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 12:54:08 AM
New security holes are discovered everyday, but sadly there are no instant patches available. If you are a firefox user, this problem is worse, as it lacks the sandbox feature like chromium or google-chrome browser. Here’s how to protect yourself from such threats by running firefox in sandbox environment with firejail.

Fedora 23 Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 12:06:48 AM
As with every Fedora release, almost every component has a new version, with improvements across the board. Of particular note, Fedora Workstation includes the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment and the LibreOffice 5.0 office suite. Fedora 23 also has important under-the-hood security improvements, with increased hardening for all compiled software and with insecure SSL3 and RC4 protocols disabled. We've also updated all of the software installed by default in Fedora Cloud Base Image and Fedora Workstation to use Python version 3, and the Mono .NET compatible framework is now at version 4. Perhaps most importantly, Unicode 8.0 support now enables the crucial U1F32D character.

Firefox Now Offers a More Private Browsing Experience

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 11:19:28 PM
We’re releasing a powerful new feature in Firefox Private Browsing called Tracking Protection. We created this feature because we believe in giving you more choice and control over your Web experience. With the release of Tracking Protection in Firefox Private … Continue reading

It's a Bird. It's Another Bird!

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 10:32:08 PM
Editor's Note: Shawn will be revisiting his birdcam in the December issue of Linux Journal, so here's the original article in the series to refresh your memory.

Upgrading from Fedora 22 to Fedora 23

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 09:44:48 PM
Fedora 23 is now hitting the streets and has been officially released. You’ll likely want to upgrade your system. If you’ve upgraded from past Fedora releases, you’re likely familiar with the fedup tool. However, Fedora 23 features a new release method using some... Continue Reading →

Building a connected car with Restlet Framework

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 08:57:28 PM
Will your car be controlled by open source software one day? Ericsson Research is taking this question seriously, with the help of the open source Restlet Framework project, where a simple text message can turn on the air conditioning before you walk back to your more

Linus goes on epic rant about Linux kernel code

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 08:00:17 PM
In today's open source roundup: Linus loses it in an epic rant about kernel code. Plus: Lenovo 100S Chromebook review. And Google says Chrome OS is here to stay.

Linux Kernel 4.3 Stable Released With Improvements, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Other Derivatives

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 07:03:06 PM
Linus Torvalds announced the stable release of Linux Kernel 4.3, the kernel includes some unique things including 20.6 million lines of code. It's amazing development. The million lines of code was contributed by several companies including, Red Hat and Intel. Linux Kernel 4.3 has some impressive changes and improvements and to be seen in coming distros releases.

3 big ways to encourage smarter teamwork

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 06:09:45 PM
Business problems today are too big for any one person to solve. Agile teams are much more effective at solving problems than are lone geniuses. So why do we still reward the smartest people in the room more so than those who excel at working with others? You know who I'm talking about: the people who brazenly take over meetings by showing off how much they know or how witty they can be at the expense of any other voice in the room—and who often end up getting all of the boss's more

Food, water, batteries, medical supplies, ammo -- and Windows 7 PCs

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 05:12:34 PM
Microsoft names the day when OEMs must stop selling Windows 7 PCsMicrosoft has named the day on which it will force PC-makers to stop shipping PCs with Windows 7 pre-installed.…

EU Parliament Clears a Path to Give Snowden Asylum

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 04:15:23 PM
the EU parliament voted by a narrow margin of 285-281 to protect Snowden from extradition if he were to reside in Europe...

Fedora 23 is Released

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 03:18:12 PM
It's (approximately) Halloween, so you know what that means -- newFedora! The Fedora 23 release is here, and it's better than everbefore. We're pleased to bring you the latest incarnations of the threemain Fedora editions ??? Fedora Workstation, Fedora Cloud, and FedoraServer, each built with love by the Fedora community to custom-fit yourneeds in different areas. Fedora 23 is also available in alternatedesktop Spins, curated software Labs, and special images for the ARMprocessor architecture.

Use Git to take Backup of Configuration files on Linux

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 02:29:16 PM
Sometimes while working on Linux servers we need to take backup of config files, traditional way of taking backup is to copy the same file with different name or insert some characters at end that file.

A breakdown of FOSS for students and researchers in academia

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 01:32:05 PM
This article provides an overview of free and open source software (FOSS) that may be of use to students and researchers in academia, based on my own experience in psychology studies.I use Ubuntu Linux, which is a FOSS operating system, but the software discussed in this article is multi-platform; in other words, it will also run on Apple Mac OSX or Microsoft Windows. There is so much FOSS available that this article only scratches the surface, but hopefully it will give some initial pointers to readers with a psychology background but no previous experience of more

Cinnamon 2.8 Officially Released, Will Arrive with Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa"

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 12:34:54 PM
The Linux Mint developers have finally released the stable version of the Cinnamon 2.8 desktop environment. It's a huge release, and all users of this desktop environment are in for a treat.

WoW! Want to beat Microsoft's Windows security defenses? Poke some 32-bit software

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 11:37:43 AM
Compatibility tool 'hampers EMET anti-malware protections'Two chaps claim to have discovered how to trivially circumvent Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) using Redmond's own compatibility tools.…

How to find which shell I am using on Linux

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 10:40:32 AM
There are different ways to tell what shell you are currently in. The easiest way to find that out is by using special shell parameters. For one, a special parameter named "$$" denotes the PID of the current instance of the shell you are running. This parameter is read-only and cannot be modified.

Announcing the Fedora Developer Portal

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 09:43:21 AM
As of today, the Fedora Project is proud to announce the new Fedora Developer Portal. The Developer Portal supports developers working on software projects with Fedora as their primary operating system or inside a virtual machine. It helps them install... Continue Reading →

US gov’t grants limited right to revive games behind -abandoned- servers

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 08:46:10 AM
In new guidelines published today, the Librarian of Congress said that gamers deserve the right to continued access to "local play" on games that they paid for, even if the centralized authentication servers required for that play have been taken down. So if Blizzard, for instance, decides to take down the authentication servers required to verify a new copy of StarCraft II online, players will now be legally allowed to craft a workaround that allows the game to work on their PCs...

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