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BlackArch Linux Provides Over 1330 Penetration Testing Tools, New ISOs Out Now

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 09:22:29 AM
The development team behind the BlackArch OS, a penetration testing distribution based on Arch Linux, have announced the release of BlackArch 2016.01.10.

Configuring Ubuntu style sudo privilege authorization on Debian

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 08:25:18 AM
The following lines will describe a procedure on how to mimic Ubuntu's sudo privilege authorization system on Debian Linux. Sudo allows users to run programs with the authorization privileges of another user by supplying their own password for authentication.

FOSS Rock Stars at SCALE 14x

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 07:28:07 AM
Sure you go to Linux expos such as SCALE to sharpen your coding skills and to learn about how to get your hands dirty going under the hood with you favorite open source applications. You might even go to learn a little bit about the business of open source. But you have to admit that an added attraction is just getting to see presentations from FOSS rock stars, the well known movers and shakers who have taken a big part in shaping the past, present and future of free and open source software. These are people whose presentations you’ll be tempted to attend no matter what the subject because…well, just because. Some of these are legends; some are not. But they’re all rock stars.

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 06:30:56 AM
Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE was released over the weekend, and it brings a ton of updates and various other changes for the operating system. We now take a closer look at the OS in a quick screenshot tour.

Manjaro Linux GNOME 16.01 Community Edition Gets a First Release Candidate

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 05:33:45 AM
The Manjaro Linux community was proud to announce the availability of the first RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Manjaro Linux GNOME 16.01 Community Edition operating system.

Best open source email security products

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 04:36:34 AM
Email security is of paramount concern in any organization. A significant percentage of malware is delivered via email, on the premise that an unsuspecting user will open the message, allowing the malware payload onto the user's machine. From there, malware can worm its way into the network and wreak various kinds of havoc, often undetected, sometimes for months or even years. We decided to review four open source products to see if they could deliver enterprise-grade security. The four products were CipherMail, MailScanner Scrollout F1 and hMailServer.

602 Gbps! This May Have Been the Largest DDoS Attack in History

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 03:39:23 AM
Cyber attacks are getting evil and worst nightmare for companies day-by-day, and the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is one of the favorite weapon for hackers to temporarily suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.

My Linux wish list for 2016 is just one item long

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 02:42:12 AM
We're past the point of predictions for 2016, so let's talk about the one thing I really want to happen in the Linux world this year: desktop Linux on tablets.

Linux Mint 17.3 KDE and Xfce released

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 01:45:01 AM
In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint KDE and Xfce have been released. Plus: Details begin to emerge about Linux Mint 18. And DistroWatch reviews Solus 1.0.

Dear Kodi, Where's My Surround?!?!

Tuesday 12th of January 2016 12:47:50 AM
I love Kodi. (This is just an evolution of my love for XBMC, since it'sthe same thing with a new name.) In fact, although I've expressed my lovefor Plex over and over (and over) the past few years, I still use Kodias my main interface for the televisions in my house.

How to set up and use Nylas N1 Email Client on Linux

Monday 11th of January 2016 11:50:39 PM
Nylas N1 is a new open source email client that boasts great levels of flexibility, configuration and expandability. This San Fransisco-made software was built with a strong focus on security, intuitive interface design, and support for all popular platforms.

Meet Arduino Tian, a 32-bit ARM IoT SBC That Runs an OpenWrt-Based Linux OS

Monday 11th of January 2016 10:53:28 PM
It looks like 2016 will be the year of single-board computers, as more and more companies build all sorts of awesome boards inspired in some way by the Raspberry Pi movement.

How to force fsck to check filesystem after system reboot on Linux

Monday 11th of January 2016 09:56:17 PM
This article will explain a procedure on how to force fsck to perform a filesystem check on the next system reboot or force filesystem check for any desired number of system reboots whether it is root or non-root mount point.

What's New In Linux Mint 17.3

Monday 11th of January 2016 08:59:06 PM
Linux Mint is one of the most popular Linux distributions. It's known for its simplicity, stability and ease of use. Linux Mint recently released Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' with many improvements, new features and updated software that make it more stable and reliable. In this article you'll know what's new in this release and how you can get it.

Exclusive Interview with Console OS CEO Regarding Ongoing Feud with Android-x86

Monday 11th of January 2016 08:01:55 PM
Last week we published an article regarding the ongoing feud between the Android-x86 and Console OS projects, and it looks like there is an intense debate in the community. Since we already know what the Android-x86 leader thinks, we also had a talk with the CEO of Console OS Inc. to get his side of the story.

More in Tux Machines

GNOME and KDE

  • Community Time at Collabora [Ed: Mono]
  • Refocus
    Sometimes all those GNOME programming projects are driving me crazy. [...] Note that for that last item, I would use LaTeXila of course, so if there are some regressions due to some library changes (you perfectly know which library in particular I mean), I’ll probably become aware of the regressions and fix them. Without any guarantees, I repeat. So if someone wants to take over LaTeXila maintenance, I would be more than happy. In the condition that I can still recognize my old pet project afterwards and is still mostly bug-free.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.5.4 and Calligra 2.9.11 Office Suite
    Users of the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system were informed this past weekend by the project's maintainer Neofytos Kolokotronis of the availability of two essential software distributions for the rolling OS.
  • Konqi emoji shipped! and a little preview…
    It will end up in your KDE distribution soon !!! I am really very happy that many of you have appreciated my work.

Leftovers: Gaming

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