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What is Privacy? Why is it even important for us?

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 09:09:29 AM
Privacy is not something that me or you going to read in some social media or any type of website's Privacy Policies and then, Yah, I understood all, they are not taking any single coin from my pocket! Done! It's more sensible and much deeper thinkable point than we can even imagine. One should understand what is privacy and what data is on risk.

Tiny, open spec quad -A53 SBC sells for $15

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:00:52 AM
FriendlyElec’s 40 x 40mm, Ubuntu Core ready “NanoPi Neo2” updates the Neo with a 64-bit Allwinner H5 and a GbE port.FriendlyElec (FriendlyARM) has added to its line of tiny, open spec NanoPi Neo SBCs with a Neo2 model that advances to an ARMv8 architecture.

Google deploys flamethrower on Android ad-fraud apps

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:52:15 AM
Google has dumped a class of applications that employed a fraud botnet on its Android Play Store - the apps tapped malware that tried to game Google’s advertising network.

Parrot Security OS 3.5 Improves Linux Security Tools Distribution

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 05:43:38 AM
Parrot Security OS provides a wide array of tools that fit into different categories, including information gathering, vulnerability analysis, database assessment, exploitation tools, password attacks, wireless testing, digital forensics, reverse engineering and reporting tools.

Intel Media SDK eases smart camera development on Apollo Lake

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 04:35:01 AM
The Intel Media SDK for Embedded Linux opens up the video codecs found on Apollo Lake SoCs for Yocto Project based smart camera applications. Intel has released a free Intel Media SDK for Embedded Linux that offers easier access to the video codecs in its 14nm Apollo Lake SoCs. The kit, which is already available for Windows, has now been ported to Yocto Project Linux.

Solving Monitoring in the Cloud With Prometheus

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:26:24 AM
Hundreds of companies are now using the open source Prometheus monitoring solution in production, across industries ranging from telecommunications and cloud providers to video streaming and databases.

A Look at MINIBIAN: A Minimalist Image for Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:17:47 AM
My way of celebrating Pi Day (March 14th = 3.14) was to take a look at an awesome little image for the Raspberry Pi called Minibian. A new edition of Minibian was released on 12 March 2017, updating the image with support for the latest RPi 3B and other improvements. Minibian is based on and fully compatible with the official Raspbian “Jesse” software. This article is a review and set up guide for Minibian, a minimalist linux image for the Raspberry Pi.

Akademy 2017 - Almería, Spain - 22-27 July

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 01:09:10 AM
This year's Akademy will be held at the Universidad de Almería (UAL) in Almería, Spain, from July 22nd to 27th.The conference is expected to draw hundreds of attendees from the global KDE Community to discuss and plan the future of the Community and its technology.

How to Install Elastic Stack on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:33 AM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure Elastic Stack on a single Ubuntu 16.04 server for monitoring server logs and how to install 'Elastic beats' on client PC's with Ubuntu 16.04 and CentOS 7 operating system.

How to restart service in Linux

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 10:51:56 PM
This article explains service management in Linux. Its tutorial shows you how to restart service in Linux distros like Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu, Cent OS etc.

pfSense 2.3.3-p1 Is Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p17, Includes Security Fixes

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:43:19 PM
Rubicon Communications' Jim Pingle is announcing the availability of the pfSense 2.3.3-p1 maintenance update to the world's most trusted open source firewall based on BSD technologies.

FPGA-based 96Boards SBC boasts quantum-resistant crypto

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:34:42 PM
Arrow is prepping a 96Boards CE “Chamelon96” SBC that runs Linux on an Intel Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC, and offers WiFi, BT, and quantum-resistant security. After Arrow revealed plans to follow up on its Qualcomm-backed DragonBoard 410C SBC with three more Linux ready, open spec 96Boards SBCs, one of the boards — the Chameleon96 — has been detailed on RocketBoards.org.

The physical computing capabilities of the Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:26:05 PM
While the Raspberry Pi is an excellent and affordable mini Linux computer with a stylish and functional desktop user interface, it has plenty of scope beyond that of a regular PC. Here's an overview of the physical computing capabilities of the Pi.

How to: linux add user to group

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:17:27 PM
This is a tutorial about How to: linux add user to group. This post describes quick way to add user to group while creating user as well as for existing users.

MATE 1.18 Desktop Environment Released, Focuses on Completing the GTK3 Migration

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:08:50 PM
Ubuntu MATE leader and MATE developer Martin Wimpress is proud to announce today the general and immediate availability of the MATE 1.18 desktop environment.

Do you own a Raspberry Pi?

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 04:00:13 PM
Happy Pi Day! 3.14, or Pi, is a mathematical constant celebrated every March 14 by people around the world. Pie makers make special baked goods. Mathematicians rejoice! And at Opensource.com, we celebrate with a series of articles on the Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized computer originally designed for education and inspired by the 1981 BBC Micro.

A Public-Private Partnership for Gigabit Innovation and Internet Health

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:51:36 PM
One partnership is Mozilla’s ongoing collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Ignite. We’re currently offering a $2 million prize for projects that decentralize the web. And together in 2014, we launched the Gigabit Community Fund. We committed to supporting promising projects in gigabit-enabled U.S. cities — projects that use connectivity 250-times normal speeds to make learning more engaging, equitable and impactful.

Learn Java Programming with 9 Excellent Open-Source Books

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:42:59 PM
This compilation focuses on the Java language with 9 strong recommendations. There are books here for beginner, intermediate, and advanced programmers alike. All of the texts are released under an open source license.

How to Access Secure Shell (SSH) Servers Through Standard Web Browsers

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:44:44 PM
shellinabox is a Web based AJAX terminal emulator which was written by Markus Gutschke. Shell In A Box implements a web server (It has built-in web server) that can export arbitrary command line tools to a web based terminal emulator.

Jarvis -- Personal Assistant for Linux

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:36:07 AM
A simple personal assistant for Linux which works on terminal.

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Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE