Latest Valve Data Puts Steam Linux Marketshare At 0.90%
This latest data puts the overall Linux market-share at 0.90%, which they indicate as a +0.06% compared to the month prior. Well, back in March, Steam on Linux dropped by 0.06% compared to February, so it's basically the same level as back then.
Looks like The Ship: Remasted, a remake of The Ship: Murder Party is heading to Linux
Are you a fan of multiplayer games? Well it looks like The Ship: Remasted (that's not a typo!) is heading to Linux and it could even be soon. It sounds pretty hilarious too, really want to try it with a few of you.
Free to play Age of Conquest IV, a Risk-like wargame now fully released & available on Linux
If you're a fan of games like Risk you might want to have a look into the free to play Age of Conquest IV (Steam, official website) which recently released.
Corpse Party, a popular 2D horror series is coming to Linux & SteamOS
I hadn't heard of Corpse Party myself until a few days ago, but it seems this popular series is getting a Linux entry. Corpse Party is currently being ported to Linux!
- A look at Solar Division, a newer Tower Defence game on Steam
Feral Interactive are teasing yet another Linux & Mac port on their radar
Oh boy, not long after the release of Tomb Raider and Feral Interactive have started teasing a new port again.
Linux Foundation launches badge program to boost open source security
The Linux Foundation has released the first round of CII Best Practices badges as part of a program designed to improve the quality and security of open-source software.
Announced on Tuesday, the non-profit said the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project which brings tech firms, developers and stakeholders together to create best practice specifications and improve the security of critical open-source projects, has now entered a new stage with the issue of CII badges to a select number of open-source software.
- Free Badge Program Signals What Open Source Projects Meet Criteria for Security, Quality and Stability
How to Conduct Internal Penetration Testing
The best way to establish how vulnerable your network is to a hacker attack is to subject it to a penetration test carried out by outside experts. (You must get a qualified third party to help with penetration testing, of course, and eSecurity Planet recently published an article on finding the right penetration testing company.)
SSH for Fun and Profit
In May last year, a new attack on the Diffie Hellman algorithm was released, called Logjam. At the time, I was working on a security team, so it was our responsiblity to check that none of our servers would be affected. We ran through our TLS config and decided it was safe, but also needed to check that our SSH config was too. That confused me – where in SSH is Diffie Hellman? In fact, come to think of it, how does SSH work at all? As a fun side project, I decided to answer that question by writing a very basic SSH client of my own.
Helsinki to enhance open democracy technologies through a hackathon
The International Open Data Day brings together citizens and developers in major cities around the world to develop tools and applications based on Open Data. In 2016, Open Data Day took place on the 5-6 March.
Dutch government organisations not ready for open data requests
Dutch government organisations are generally unable to process requests under the new 'Law for re-use of government information' in a timely and correct manner. According to inventories made by the Open State Foundation and Open Archives, government at all levels took months to decide on the requests, had problems providing the information in an open and machine-readable format, and failed to forward requests that should be handled by other organisations.
Hungarian Post charging high costs to frustrate right to public information
The issue was brought before Péterfalvi Attila, President of the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, by Tóth Bertalan, Deputy Faction Leader for the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP). Tóth argued that citizens are restricted in exercising their right of access to public information if an agency asks that much money for its data.
Today in Linux news Microsoft's market share has dipped below 90% and Mac is disappearing from Linux conventions. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth said in an interview today that security and encryption are a commitment of Ubuntu's. Jesse Smith reviewed the latest version of Ubuntu and OMG!Ubuntu! shared some glimpses of Ubuntu in the wild. Bryan Lunduke listed 12 "Linux geeks" all users should follow on social media and Sandra Gittlen highlighted six colleges that "immerse students in Open Source."
With open source, you're expanding the sphere of people who might potentially care a lot about your code. You find others who have similar problems, and who can leverage your work and maybe even extend it. The knowledge that you've helped someone avoid "rebuilding the wheel" is really gratifying, and it's amplified when those people actually start getting so involved that they give you contributions of code or ideas. The project picks up steam, and you might even get unforeseen help tackling those issues you didn't have bandwidth to tackle yourself. Really, it's the gift that keeps on giving.
The development team behind the IPFire software have announced the general availability of the Core Update 101 of the IPFire 2.19 Linux kernel-based firewall distribution.