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Minimal Linux Live is a set of shell scripts which build minimalistic Linux OS in a simple and straightforward manner, entirely from downloaded source code.
The FBI is dragging its heels on a court order which requires the agency to reveal how an exploit was used against the Tor network to find a suspected child pornography viewer and their true IP address.
In my last blog I explained why the Web was broken for us, as individuals. This blog suggests a model that will allow us to reclaim the Web.
There are a lot of great geographic information systems (GIS) that run in web browsers and mobile apps, thanks in large part to the introduction of new web standards in 2010-11 and recent improvements in mobile devices.
Advantech, Aaeon, and Avalue unveiled an “RTX” spec for 68 x 68mm ruggedized ARM COMs, with four 100-pin connectors and wide-range power and temperature. The Linux-supported RTX (Rugged Technology eXtended) open-spec form factor for ARM-based computer-on-modules was developed by a new RTX Consortium with founding members Advantech, Aaeon, and Avalue.
The upcoming ubuntuBSD 15.10 operating system has just received a third Beta build on the first day of April to fix a bug reported by a user in the LightDM display manager init script.
NixOS community is proud to announce the third NixOS stable release 'Emu' 16.03. This is a low profile release, but it contains many small improvements. We had 10,567 commits from 448 contributors in this release spanning over six months. The release brings many improvements including Nix 1.12.2, systemd 229, kernel 4.4 and many packages updates.
I'm astonished all the time when I see the FTP package name. vsftpd which abbreviated to Very Secure File Transfer Demon(vsftpd). But when we see the security prospective of this package there is not much security included with this package. I mean when you login to server the credentials are transferred in plain text. This is the reason by default root user is not allowed to login to ftp server. To eliminate transferring data/user credentials in plain text and to encrypt the entire transmission we can take help from openssl to generate a certificate and use SSL certificate when communicating with FTP server.
A few months back I was thinking that reporting on FOSS wasn’t as fun as it once was. As a matter of fact, it seemed like nothing was happening, except on the enterprise front — which is usually about as exciting to follow as watching a junior accountant at work. Holy moley, how quickly things have changed.
Evernote is very popular note taking application allows to create, edit and delete notes from their web based application as well as Evernote client app available for Windows, Mac and all major mobile platforms. Sadly Evernote does not provide any client app for Linux. There are some unofficial clients for Evernote such as Everpad. But there are always some issues with such unofficial clients. In this article, I have come up with the list of 3 Evernote alternatives that provide all note taking features with Linux client to sync notes right from your Linux desktop.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source Thyroid treatment software, Strontiium-90 and a Raspberry Pi for teaching open source culture to college students, Europe's two main free software advocacy groups push for open source software, and more.Open source news roundup for March 26 - April 1, 2016read more
Webasyst is an open source PHP framework used by web developers for creating sleek multi-user web applications with a back-end and a front-end. It is a framework which combines web publishing tools, blogging and e-commerce with enterprise collaboration platform.
The Debian Project proudly announced the release of the Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 and Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 "Wheezy" maintenance releases for existing users.
This month, Intellectual Ventures filed some fresh lawsuits against targets including JCPenney, Sally Beauty, and flower delivery service Florists' Transworld Delivery. We checked out the asserted patents to see if any deserved our Stupid Patent of the Month award. All were worthy candidates, but one in particular stood out.
Quali is open-sourcing plugins for its cloud sandbox platform and releasing new Python libraries designed for DevOps teams.
Makeblock’s “Codeybot” is a dancing, singing, laser-shooting robot that runs OpenWrt Linux, and teaches kids how to program using mBlockly.
Red Hat and SanDisk have partnered to bring Ceph, the open source distributed storage platform for clusters and the cloud, to the enterprise.
Linux Does Stuff. We're huge fans of open source here at Linux Journal, which I'm sure comes as no surprise to anyone.
Great news RPG fans, as Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear DLC is now available and has day-1 Linux support as promised.