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This article explains how to set up a TLS enabled vsftpd server on a Debian 8 server. FTP is a very insecure protocol by default because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure.
The single largest group of users on high-performance computing clusters has to be the chemists. Their CPU-year count is definitely at the very top of the list. Because of this heavy use, several different packages have become standard tools that most computational chemistry researchers use.
The Linux Foundation and Goodwill have partnered to bring free training courses in Linux and open source software administration to an adult public charter school in Texas.
Canonical, through Michael Vogt, announced the availability of a new set of images for the all-snap architecture for the company's Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system used in embedded and IoT devices.
Today I am happy to announce the second snapshot release of the Moksha Desktop - 0.2.0. For those who prefer to play first and read release notes second you can find the release downloads on our GitHub repo here. Those who wish to try the latest Moksha desktop release on a live CD can download and update a Bodhi Linux Live CD.
FCC CIO shares some unexpected bumps on his team's journey to the cloud.
The open-source OpenSSH project today announced a critical update, patching a pair of vulnerabilities that an attacker could have used to steal user information
If you're interested in improving your GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) skills and you'll be attending SCaLE 14x this month, you'll want to check out Akkana Peck's talk, Stupid GIMP tricks (and smart ones, too). Peck knows a thing or two about GIMP—she's the author of Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional. In her SCaLE 14x talk, Peck plans to answer the age-old questions, "How do you get rid of the ugly power lines in that landscape photo, and would it look better with a purple sky?" and "How do you take that picture of you and your ex and replace his face with Brad Pitt's?"In this interview, she shares three of her favorite GIMP tricks, and she explains how GIMP stacks up against Photoshop.read more
Opera Software today announced the release of the first Beta version of the Opera 35.0 web browser for 2016.
There’s nothing as jarring for a sysadmin as seeing this kind of message on a mailing list: This is the most serious bug you’ll hear about this week: the issues identified and fixed in OpenSSH are dubbed CVE-2016-0777 and CVE-2016-0778.... Continue Reading →
We all owe [Richard Stallman] a large debt for his contributions to computing. With a career that began in MIT’s AI lab, [Stallman] was there for the creation of some of the most cutting edge technology of the time. He was there for some of the earliest Lisp machines, the birth of the Internet, and was a necessary contributor for Emacs, GCC, and was foundational in the creation of GPL, the license that made a toy OS from a Finnish CS student the most popular operating system on the planet. It’s not an exaggeration to say that without [Stallman], open source software wouldn’t exist.
One thing that's probably obvious to anyone who's read more than a few Linux Rain articles is that we appreciate the CLI (command-line interface). [...] the CLI will always have a place for those who feel comfortable using it and appreciate the power and lightweight nature of the interface. So if you're looking for a password manager for the command-line, Steel is one such example we're taking a look at today.