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Two Tips to Keep Your Phone's Encrypted Messages Encrypted

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 04:13:30 AM
End-to-end encryption by default is quickly becoming the new standard for any communications app that claims to care about the privacy of those who use it. But not all encryption is created equal. And default doesn't always mean default.

Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 02:26:21 AM
In the good tradition of our Ubuntu installation tutorials, as well as at the request of several of our readers, we've decided to publish a new guide that will teach you who to boot and install the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system.

May 2016 Issue of Linux Journal

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 12:31:59 AM
The May issue of Linux Journal is released.

3-in-4 Android phones, slabs, gizmos menaced by fresh hijack flaws

Monday 2nd of May 2016 11:34:48 PM
Another month, another round of critical vulnerabilities patched by Google. Google has today issued a bundle of 40 security patches for its Android operating system.

A Down and Dirty Look at Xubuntu 16.04

Monday 2nd of May 2016 10:37:37 PM
In our look at Xubuntu 16.04, we find it to be stable, quick and intuitive. It's a distro that makes our short list of recommendations for those wishing to move from Windows to GNU/Linux.

Creating functional ssh keypair on RDO Mitaka via Chrome Advanced REST Client

Monday 2nd of May 2016 09:40:26 PM
The problem here is that REST API POST request creating ssh-keypair toaccess nova servers doesn't write to disk rsa private key and only uploadpublic one to nova. Closing Chrome Client results loosing rsa private key.To prevent failure to write to disk private key , save response-export.json as shown bellow.

Open source SDR SBC runs Snappy Ubuntu on Cyclone V

Monday 2nd of May 2016 08:43:15 PM
The open source, $299 “LimeSDR” board runs Snappy Ubuntu Core on an Altera Cyclone V, and supports user-defined radios ranging from ZigBee to LTE. UK-based Lime Microsystems, which develops field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers for wireless broadband systems, has launched an open source software defined radio (SDR) board on CrowdSupply. Like other Linux-based SDR systems […]

12 Linux geeks worth following on social media

Monday 2nd of May 2016 07:46:04 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and some Pirate Bay visitors have been infected with crypto-ransomware.

Ubuntu Founder Pledges No Back Doors in Linux

Monday 2nd of May 2016 06:48:53 PM
VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, discusses what might be coming in Ubuntu 16.10 later this year and why security is something he will never compromise.

A look back at the Austin OpenStack Summit

Monday 2nd of May 2016 05:51:42 PM
The twice-annual OpenStack Summit wrapped up last week in Austin, Texas, bringing together 7,500 developers, users, and others open source cloud enthusiasts from around the globe. Let's take a quick look back at some of the highlights and news from the past week in this special post-Summit edition of our weekly OpenStack news.OpenStack around the webThere's a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling:read more

Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2.4, PHP 7 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

Monday 2nd of May 2016 04:54:31 PM
LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache 2.4 web server on an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server with PHP 7 support (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB. Additionally, I will install PHPMyAdmin to make MySQL administration easier. A LAMP setup is the perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

The intersection of Drupal, IoT, and open hardware

Monday 2nd of May 2016 03:57:20 PM
Meet Amber Matz, a Production Manager and Trainer at Drupalize.Me, a service of Lullabot Education. When she's not tinkering around with Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and electronic wearables, you can find her wrangling presenters for the Portland Drupal User Group.read more

US data suggests Windows 10 adoption in business is slowing

Monday 2nd of May 2016 03:00:09 PM
Can the Windows XP soufflé rise again and maintain its lead over Windows 8.1?Windows 10's business push may be slowing, at least according to data gathered from visits to United States government web sites.…

Smarthistory: No grand strategies needed, just openness

Monday 2nd of May 2016 02:02:58 PM
For many, open initiatives within higher education may have begun when The New York Times declared 2012 as "The Year of the MOOC." According to the article, "Traditional online courses charge tuition, carry credit and limit enrollment to a few dozen to ensure interaction with instructors.read more

5 Excellent Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Monday 2nd of May 2016 01:05:47 PM
Since late 2014, Adobe's proprietary but useful Adobe Acrobat Reader DC has been no longer supported under Linux. Adobe's website still only lists Windows, Mac OS and Android as supported operating systems. This is one of the many dangers of closed source software - at the whim of corporate bosses, development and distribution can simply disappear overnight, possibly never coming back. Fortunately, there are some excellent open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The software featured in this article offer more than displaying PDF files; they are versatile document viewers.

Arch Linux 2016.05.01 Is Now Available for Download, Includes Linux Kernel 4.5.1

Monday 2nd of May 2016 12:08:36 PM
Yes, it's that time of the month again, when we can get our hands on a brand-new bootable ISO image of the acclaimed and lightweight Arch Linux operating system.

Prepare your Raspberry Pi for space with an Astro Pi flight case

Monday 2nd of May 2016 11:11:25 AM
One year ago this month, I published my first article on Opensource.com. I talked about our Astro Pi program in Students compete for a chance to have their Raspberry Pi code run in space.read more

Gorgeous Live Voyager 16.04 Linux OS Comes Hot on the Heels of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Monday 2nd of May 2016 09:16:29 AM
The team of developers behind the Live Voyager desktop-oriented operating system have announced today, May 1, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of Voyager 16.04 LTS.

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  • KDE Partition Manager Now Lets Users Resize Encrypted Filesystems with LUKS
    Andrius Štikonas announced the release of the KDE Partition Manager 2.2.0 open-source partition editor software designed specifically for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, as well as the KPMcore 2.2.0 utility. KDE Partition Manager and KPMcore 2.2.0 are two major release, finally bringing proper LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup) support, in the way that the software is now capable of creating LUKS volumes on disk drivers, as well as to format the inner file system, besides detecting the LUKS container.
  • KDE Partition Manager 2.2 Brings Proper LUKS Support
    The KDE Partition Manager, the promising disk partitioning application that's become a viable alternative to GParted, is up to version 2.2. KDE Partition Manager 2.2 was released this week by Andrius Štikonas and its big feature is proper LUKS support. The KDE Partition Manager can now properly handle LUKS encrypted volumes with support for creating them and formatting the inner file-system, opening/closing LUKS volumes, resizing support, and more.
  • I have a problem...
    Every day, a sizable number of people posts problems on the KDE Community Forums and the ever-helpful staff does their best to solve whatever issues they’re facing. But what exactly does one do when this happens? This post provides more insights on the process.

Parrot Security OS 3.0 "Lithium" Is a Linux Distro for Cryptography & Anonymity

A few days ago, Parrot Security OS developer Frozenbox Network teased users on Twitter with the upcoming release of the long anticipated Parrot Security OS 3.0 "Lithium" distribution. Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux technologies and borrowing many of the packages from the Debian 8 "Jessie" stable repositories, Parrot Security OS 3.0 just received new Release Candidate (RC) ISO builds that users can now download and install on their personal computer if they want to get an early taste of what's coming. Read more