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OS Security: Windows and Linux/UNIX

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 06:59:05 PM
Security in OSes is a fairly hot topic in our modern, connected world. We don't want unauthorized people gaining access to our systems and making our computers do terrible things. Surprisingly, OS security boils down to one simple concept: Does the user have permission to do an action? So, how does the modern OS handle granting and denying permission?

Physics Analysis Workstation

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 06:01:54 PM
CERN is the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. It has been inthe news quite a bit lately with the discovery of the Higgs Boson atthe Large Hadron Collider. Something that many people may not know isthat it also has a long tradition of developing software forscientific use.

Glorious Ubuntu Convergence Demonstrated with the Notes App

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 05:04:43 PM
The Ubuntu platform is moving towards its convergence goal, and the developers are getting closer to it. Applications like Ubuntu Notes show just how close the mobile and desktop platforms are, in terms of the underlying code and design.

Redirect or block traffic based on country geographical location using Apache mod_geoip

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 04:07:32 PM
In this config you will learn how to block or redirect web traffic based on the visitor's country geographical location using Apache's geoip mod.

Linux Foundation Invests $452,000 in Open-Source Security Projects

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 03:10:21 PM
I'll be a dedicated CII resource and have a day-to-day focus on the project," Ratliff told eWEEK. "CII is a large, multi-million dollar initiative that requires full-time leadership to move beyond point fixes toward holistic solutions for open-source security."

Ubuntu 15.04: evolution continues

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 02:13:10 PM
Everyone knows the distribution that I am going to review today. It is one of the most famous distributions in the world, leader of the Distrowatch chart and base for many forks and spins.Canonical releases new versions of Ubuntu family distributions every 6 months. Ubuntu 15.04 was released in April 2015.

Teaching Linux to Speak

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 01:15:59 PM
MaryTTS is an amazing app. In no time David was able to show me how to get it to work on my individual computer and not have to go online to use it. Trouble is…it’s a total mind-bash to someone who isn’t comfortable at the command line or to editing exotic text files. To the novice, or even some power users, getting MaryTTS to run on presents some daunting challenges. And that’s a shame because MaryTTS is more than likely the tool a speechless world is waiting for. Solid, dependable and free.

Linux kernel 4.0 for the Raspberry Pi default firmware branch

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 12:18:48 PM
The default firmware branch of the very popular mini computer; the Raspberry Pi has now been updated to use the 4.0 kernel. The newer kernel tree does support more devices, like WiFi, DVB and USB devices.

Unicode 8.0 Coming to Fedora 23 Linux This Fall

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 11:21:37 AM
A new Fedora 23 proposal has been submitted, which includes details about the implementation of the recently released Unicode 8.0 standard in the upcoming Linux distribution.

CII takes steps to make open-source software safer

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 10:24:26 AM
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative is taking on three new major open-source security projects and Linux security expert Emily Ratliff has been hired to oversee CII.

Inside the Open Container Project: How Docker plans to unite the container market

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 09:27:15 AM
Linux Foundation-led effort promises a single spec for allDockerCon 2015 For a while, it looked as though software containers were heading for the kind of standards squabble that has plagued the tech industry too often in its history.…

GNOME's Evince Document Viewer Will Support Highlight Annotations in GNOME 3.18

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 08:30:04 AM
The development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment continues these days with the third milestone, dubbed 3.17.3, for which many of the GNOME's core components have been updated, including the Evince.

Rugged vehicle PC offers power protection, wireless options

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 07:32:53 AM
Aaeon’s rugged, Linux-ready “Boxer” PC for vehicles offers a 4th Gen Core CPU, dual GbE and four 10/100 PoE LAN ports, mini-PCIe expansion, and a SIM slot. The Boxer-6301VS Embedded Box PC joins the aging, Atom D510 based AEV-6312 as Aaeon’s only other in-vehicle computer. There will soon be more, however, as Aaeon says it […]

Why are there still so many website vulnerabilities?

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 06:35:42 AM
The cracks in the armor of most enterprise websites are many including recurring holes in OpenSSL, PHP, and WordPress and are largely due to a combination of extensive customizations paired with a shortage of testing and fixing of vulnerabilities when compared with that of long-standing commercial OS software.

WPA and WPA2-related exploits in Ubuntu

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 05:38:31 AM
Canonical has published details about WPA and WPA2 vulnerability in Ubuntu and has released updates to fix these issues. Kostya Kortchinsky discovered multiple flaws in wpa_supplicant and hostapd.

Civilization V Now Supports Steam Workshop On Linux

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 04:41:20 AM
Civilization V is already a pretty massive game, and now even more so thanks to the continued support from Aspyr Media. Civ V now supports mods thanks to Steam Workshop on Linux.

Entroware's Apollo Is a Superb White Laptop Powered by Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 03:44:09 AM
Entroware has recently forged a partnership with the Ubuntu MATE project to help them ship laptops powered by this operating system and the laptop called Apollo that will definitely turn some heads. Entroware has already presented a new Linux mini-PC powered by Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu MATE 15.04 named Aura, but now they are releasing a laptop that comes with the same operating system, and it looks great.

CII takes steps to make open-source software safer

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 02:46:58 AM
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative is taking on three new major open-source security projects and Linux security expert Emily Ratliff has been hired to oversee CII.

CRYENGINE 3.8.1 Adds Official OpenGL & Linux Support

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 01:49:47 AM
Today is already a good day, you can now add CRYENGINE to the official list of game engines that support Linux, so here's to hoping more games can come over.

NetBSD 7.0 RC1 Adds Support for Raspberry Pi 2, Ports Linux DRM/KMS

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 12:52:36 AM
Soren Jacobsen had the pleasure of announcing earlier the immediate availability for download and testing of the first RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming NetBSD 7.0 operating system.

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