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Essential Controls to tame exim4

Thursday 24th of August 2017 01:24:53 PM
Exim4 is a lightweight and commonly used MTA on servers; This is the default MTA under Debian. Its configuration is quite easy, but beyond the configuration itself, it can be saving to know the main commands to diagnose problems and to administer the server.

Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades

Thursday 24th of August 2017 11:59:06 AM
Redmond's cramming of OS on machines provokes sour krautsMicrosoft sparked fury when it aggressively pushed its Windows 10 operating system onto people's PCs – from unexpected downloads to surprise installations.…

How to restrict users access on a Linux machine

Thursday 24th of August 2017 10:33:20 AM
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to restrict access to a Linux machine by interacting with two files: /etc/securetty, which let us specify from what console it's possible to login directly as root, and /etc/security/access.conf, in which we can set some rules to restrict access for specified users or groups from certain origins.

Red Hat Continues Container Development Efforts with Microsoft

Thursday 24th of August 2017 09:07:34 AM
Red Hat and Microsoft announced on Aug. 22 that the two vendors are continuing to collaborate on enabling and expanding container support. The two vendors first pledged to working together in November 2015 as part of a wide ranging cloud partnership and have been incrementally delivering on its promise ever since.

Patent-licensing company loses its $30M verdict against Sprint

Thursday 24th of August 2017 07:41:47 AM
A patent-licensing entity that sued the five largest cell phone carriers has seen its biggest victory slip away.

Skylake-U Mini-ITX features mini-PCIe and PCIe x4

Thursday 24th of August 2017 06:16:01 AM
Habey’s Linux-ready “MITX-6960” Mini-ITX board features Intel’s 7th Gen U-series CPUs with 16GB DDR4, triple displays, dual SATA, mini-PCIe, and PCI x4. Habey has launched a MITX-6960 Mini-ITX board that runs Linux or Windows 7/8/10 on Intel’s dual-core, U-series processors from Intel’s 7th Generation “Skylake” family. You can choose between the 1.6GHz, dual-threaded Celeron 3855U […]

How to protect your network from ransomware attacks

Thursday 24th of August 2017 04:50:14 AM
This 6-step plan, which includes backup and recovery, network monitoring, and antivirus, will help prevent a ransomware attack...

Google Improves Security in Android 8.0 Oreo

Thursday 24th of August 2017 03:24:28 AM
New version of Android includes multiple new capabilities to enhance mobile operating system security.

Rugged little embedded PC builds on Apollo Lake

Thursday 24th of August 2017 01:58:41 AM
Portwell’s “WEBS-21D0” features a quad-core Atom E3900 SoC, -20 to 60°C support, M.2 Type E expansion, and SATA and mSATA storage. The WEBS-21D0’s modest, 150 x 150 x 60mm dimensions are enabled by its 120 x 120mm Nano-6062 Nano-ITX motherboard, which was announced last November. No OS support was listed by Portwell for either the […]

How to Install and Configure Monit on Debian 9

Thursday 24th of August 2017 12:32:55 AM
Monit is a free and open source process monitoring tool that can be used to monitor system process using the web browser and command line. In this tutorial, we will explain how to setup and use Monit on Debian 9.

How log rotation works with logrotate

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 11:07:08 PM
Log rotation on Linux systems is important – and more complicated than you might expect. Learn what logrotate is, how it works, why you should use it and how to use it.

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Firefly COM dual boots Android and Ubuntu on hexa-core RK3399

GNOME developer Bastien Nocera talks in his latest blog post about the enhancements he managed to implement in the past few weeks to the Bluetooth stack of the Fedora Linux operating system. Read more

Games: Morphite, Mooseman, Arma, and PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller

  • Stylish FPS 'Morphite' released without Linux support, but it's coming
    Sadly, Morphite [Steam] has seen a delay with the Linux version. Thankfully, the developer was quick to respond and it's still coming.
  • The Mooseman, a short side-scrolling adventure just released for Linux
    In the mood for something a little out there? Well, The Mooseman [Steam] a short side-scroller might just hit the spot.
  • Arma 3 1.76 for Linux is planned, work on it to start "soon"
    Bohemia Interactive have announced in their latest "SITREP" that the Linux version of Arma 3 will be updated to the latest version of 1.76, work is set to start on it "soon".
  • Sony's PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller Now Supported in Fedora Linux, GNOME
    GNOME developer Bastien Nocera talks in his latest blog post about the enhancements he managed to implement in the past few weeks to the Bluetooth stack of the Fedora Linux operating system. The patches submitted by the developer to the Bluetooth packages in the latest Fedora Linux release promise to bring improvements to the way PlayStation 3 DualShock controllers are set up in the environment if you're using the GNOME desktop environment. Until now, to set up a DualShock 3 controller, users had to plug it in via USB, then disconnect it, and then press the "P" button on the joypad, which would have popped-up a dialog to confirm the Bluetooth connection. But this method had some quirks though.

Debian Development Reports

  • Free software log (July and August 2017)
    August was DebConf, which included a ton of Policy work thanks to Sean Whitton's energy and encouragement. During DebConf, we incorporated work from Hideki Yamane to convert Policy to reStructuredText, which has already made it far easier to maintain. (Thanks also to David Bremner for a lot of proofreading of the result.) We also did a massive bug triage and closed a ton of older bugs on which there had been no forward progress for many years. After DebConf, as expected, we flushed out various bugs in the reStructuredText conversion and build infrastructure. I fixed a variety of build and packaging issues and started doing some more formatting cleanup, including moving some footnotes to make the resulting document more readable.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, August 2017
    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #125
    16 package reviews have been added, 99 have been updated and 92 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

The GNOME Foundation Backs Librem 5

  • GNOME Foundation partners with Purism to support its efforts to build the Librem 5 smartphone
    The GNOME Foundation has provided their endorsement and support of Purism’s efforts to build the Librem 5, which if successful will be the world’s first free and open smartphone with end-to-end encryption and enhanced user protections. The Librem 5 is a hardware platform the Foundation is interested in advancing as a GNOME/GTK phone device. The GNOME Foundation is committed to partnering with Purism to create hackfests, tools, emulators, and build awareness that surround moving GNOME/GTK onto the Librem 5 phone. As part of the collaboration, if the campaign is successful the GNOME Foundation plans to enhance GNOME shell and general performance of the system with Purism to enable features on the Librem 5.
  • Now GNOME Foundation Wants to Support Purism's Privacy-Focused Linux Smartphone
    GNOME Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the popular GNOME desktop environment designed for Linux-based operating systems, announced on Wednesday that they plan on supporting Purism's Librem 5 smartphone. The announcement comes only a week after KDE unveiled their plans to work with Purism on an implementation of their Plasma Mobile interface into the security- and privacy-focused Librem 5 Linux smartphone, and now GNOME is interested in advancing the Librem 5 hardware platform as a GNOME/GTK+ phone device. "Having a Free/Libre and Open Source software stack on a mobile device is a dream-come-true for so many people, and Purism has the proven team to make this happen. We are very pleased to see Purism and the Librem 5 hardware be built to support GNOME," said Neil McGovern, Executive Director, GNOME Foundation.
  • GNOME Joins The Librem 5 Party, Still Needs To Raise One Million More Dollars
    One week after announcing KDE cooperation on the proposed Librem 5 smartphone with plans to get Plasma Mobile on the device if successful, the GNOME Foundation has sent out their official endorsement of Purism's smartphone dream. Purism had been planning to use GNOME from the start for their GNU/Linux-powered privacy-minded smartphone while as of today they have the official backing of the GNOME Foundation.