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News: Linux Top 3: Debian 8.1, Sabayon 15.06 and REMnux 6.0

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 06:01:26 PM
Debian Jessie gets its first incremental update

Licensing Standards that Include Code: Heads or Tails?

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 05:04:15 PM
Once upon a time, standards were standards and open source software was open source software. Things get a lot more complicated when you start combining the two.

Interview with Lydia Pintscher: Akademy 2015 Community Keynote Speaker

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 04:07:04 PM
Lydia Pintscher, our very own KDE e.V. Board President and a gem of a person; will be giving the Community Keynote Talk at Akademy 2015, in A Coruña, Spain. This is just a tiny peak into her brain for all that is in store for you in her talk.

Password Hashing Best Practice

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 03:09:53 PM
What is the best practice when it comes to password hashing and what are the issue to consider when implement a password hashing scheme in your application? This article, based on the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course objectives, cover the basics of password hashing, the issues to consider and how to use the bcrypt algorithm to encrypt your applications passwords.

Citizen engagement is different at an unconference

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 02:12:42 PM
CityCamp NC, now in its fifth year, brings an entrepreneurial spirit to citizen-problem solving. CityCamp NC is an annual, citizen-led unconference, aiming to solve civic challenges with open technology and community input. We aim to partner with our local, county, and state government agencies to tackle issues and discuss better ways to do more

Create an encrypted disk image in GNU/Linux

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 01:15:31 PM
In my previous article about creating a "mountable" disk image in GNU/Linux, I explained how to create a file that effectively mimics the functionality of a disk: I explained how to create a file which will then be used, in turn, to contain directories and files. In this article I will explain how to make the next natural step: encrypt that file.

How to Install Nagios 4.0.8 on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 12:18:20 PM
Nagios is an open source software for system and network monitoring. Nagios can see the activity of a host and its services, and provides a warning/alert if something bad happens on the server. Nagios can run on Linux operating systems. At this time we are using Ubuntu 15.04 for the installation.

Docker certification program eyes long-term partnerships

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 10:06:12 AM
Docker, the popular open-source container company, has started a certification and partner program: Ecosystem Technology Partner.

Krita 2.9.5 Is a Massive Update with Numerous New Features, Bug Fixes

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 09:09:01 AM
The Krita digital painting software has been updated as part of the new Calligra release, and it is has a massive changelog.

CIOs must lead their organizations in digital

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 08:11:50 AM
Red Hat CIO explains why IT leaders are well positioned to coach their organizations on digital technology and trends - but they can't do it alone.

I Say Linux, You Say GNU/Linux

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 07:14:39 AM
Every time I post a link on Twitter I get a reply stating that I should use GNU/Linux and not just Linux. To this I say "give it a rest", new users already have enough to deal with including dozens of distributions with dozens of desktops, multiple package managers and different installation methods. So GNU/Linux or Linux, what do you think?

SolydXK 201506 Screencast and Screenshots

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 06:17:28 AM
SolydXK 201506 has been released. The new ISOs are based on Debian’s first “Jessie” 8.1 point release. Several bugs have been patched since then and this release promise to be absolutely rock solid!

Wine Will Migrate Away from SourceForge

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 05:20:17 AM
If you're reading the news lately, you might know that the SourceForge project hosting website has been accused of hijacking open-source software that have been abandoned by their maintainers.

COM Express Type 6 quartet sings Braswell’s praise

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 04:23:06 AM
Adlink, MSC, Nexcom, and Portwell have all launched COM Express Type 6 modules built around 14nm Intel “Braswell” SoCs, and offering up to 4K video support. COM Express Type 6 is typically the first module form factor to launch with new x86 processors, and Intel’s new 14nm-fabricated “Braswell” Pentium and Celeron SoCs are no different. […]

Is danger lurking in your code?

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 03:25:55 AM
It might be time to update or replace legacy, homegrown applications before they become big problems for your organization.

Rancher Labs Raises $10 Million for Docker Container Cloud Tech

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 02:28:44 AM
VIDEO: Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs, discusses how the open-source startup is building new technology to distribute and scale containers across the cloud.

Docker certification program eyes long-term partnerships

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 01:31:33 AM
Docker, the popular open-source container company, has started a certification and partner program: Ecosystem Technology Partner.

REMnux 6.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 12:34:22 AM
I’m excited to announce the v6 release of the REMnux distro, which helps analysts examine malware using free utilities in a Linux environment. REMnux v6 updates the tools that were present in the earlier revisions of the distro and introduces several new ones. Moreover, it implements major architectural changes behind the scenes to allow REMnux users to easily apply future updates without having to download the full REMnux environment from scratch.

Thin, rugged Linux computer targets commercial vehicles

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 11:37:11 PM
Acrosser’s latest ruggedized vehicle PC is only 35mm tall, runs Linux on a 3rd Gen Core with 16GB RAM, and offers extensive I/O including optional wireless. The AIV-HM76V1FL is said to be Acrosser’s first slim vehicle mount computer, and is aimed at taxis, police cars, ambulances, firetrucks, heavy duty trucks, buses, construction vehicles, and trains. […]

Android Candy: Cloud Bonding

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 10:40:00 PM
Although the title might sound like some new-fangled tech jargon, I'mactually referring to a fairly simple Android app called "Unclouded." Ifyou're a Dropbox user who also has things stored in Google Drive,Unclouded is a single interface to multiple file syncing backends.

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