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How to configure networking in Linux

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 06:35:10 PM
Connecting your Linux computer to a network is pretty straightforward, except when it is not. In this article I discuss the main network configuration files for Red Hat-based Linux distributions, and take a look at the two network startup services: the venerable network startup, and the controversial NetworkManager.read more

Qubes OS 3.2 to Use Xfce4 by Default Because KDE 5 Is Bloated, Unstable and Ugly

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 05:37:59 PM
Joanna Rutkowska, a member of the Qubes OS project, has published today an interesting ticket to the list of issues for the upcoming Qubes OS 3.2 operating system on the project's GitHub page.

Meet Codemoji: Mozilla's New Game for Teaching Encryption Basics with Emoji

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 04:40:48 PM
[he]#x1f302[/he][he]#x1f435[/he]?[he]#x1f613[/he][he]#x1f309[/he]?[he]#x1f4d2[/he][he]#x1f3e9[/he][he]#x1f4a5[/he][he]#x1f435[/he] [he]#x1f47b[/he][he]#x1f629[/he][he]#x1f4d2[/he][he]#x1f4d2[/he][he]#x1f3c2[/he][he]#x1f613[/he][he]#x1f601[/he] The above message may seem like a random string of emoji. But not so: When decoded, it reads: “Encryption Matters.” Today, Mozilla is launching Codemoji, a fun, educational tool that introduces everyday Internet users to ciphers — the [he]#8230[/he] Continue reading

How I welcomed an immigrant family with a Linux laptop

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 03:43:37 PM
I work at a public library in the Washington DC area that offers 27 Linux stations to residents, seven days a week.This town—Takoma Park, Maryland—is one of the most diverse in the nation, with more than 92 nationalities among its 17,700 residents. Once or twice a month, a new family moves to town, and half of the time they arrive from another country. Last month a Haitian family moved in: a mother and her 15-year old son Marcus and 7-year-old son Daniel.read more

Microsoft releases cross-platform .NET Core 1.0 at Linux event

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 02:46:26 PM
Red Hat announces full support for .NET applications - but is it really ready?Microsoft has announced the release of .NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0, the open source, cross-platform fork of the .NET Framework, letting people know at the Red Hat DevNation summit in San Francisco.…

Linux Practicality vs Activism

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 01:49:15 PM
One of the greatest things about running Linux is the freedom it provides. Where the division among the Linux community appears is in how we value this freedom.

Libarchive Security Flaw Discovered

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 12:52:04 PM
When it comes to security, everyone knows you shouldn't run executablefiles from an untrustworthy source. Back in the late 1990s, when webusers were a little more naive, it was quite common to receive infectedemail messages with fake attachments.

Dual-core MCU Arduino compatible SBC has WiFi and audio

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 11:54:53 AM
T-Firefly’s open-spec, Arduino Uno compatible Fireduino SBC offers Rockchip’s dual-core, Cortex-M3 RKNanoD MCU, plus WiFi, RTC, and MP3 audio. Chinese embedded firm T-Firefly is apparently the new name for T-Chip Technology, which sponsors the Firefly open source hardware project. Its Arduino I/O- and IDE-compatible, dual-core Fireduino board is supported by the Firefly project along with […]

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Women In Tech: Jane Silber, CEO Of Canonical

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