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Xfce Review: A Lean, Mean Linux Machine

Friday 24th of July 2020 03:00:00 PM

Xfce is popular for those looking to create a lightweight Linux system. This Xfce review examines its user experience, performance and whether it is for you.

The Best Linux Distributions for Beginners in 2020

Friday 24th of July 2020 01:00:00 PM

There was a time when Linux posed a great deal of complexity for beginners, but no more.

Resource Limits in Kuberenetes

Friday 24th of July 2020 12:00:00 AM

An example of a resource limit and request for CPU and Memory. We will also use Metric Server.

Linux Commands: jobs, bg, and fg

Thursday 23rd of July 2020 10:00:00 PM

Learn to manage jobs at the Linux command line to pause and resume tasks interactively.

From a dream to reality: How Linux changed my life

Thursday 23rd of July 2020 05:00:00 PM

Sometimes Linux is about setting goals, overcoming obstacles, and dreaming of owning a BMW motorcycle.

REMnux toolkit for malware analysis version 7 released

Thursday 23rd of July 2020 04:00:00 PM

10 Best Linux Server Distributions of 2020

Thursday 23rd of July 2020 03:00:00 PM

Although Linux operating systems (distributions) are not entirely doing well on desktop computers, they are commanding the stats when it comes to powering servers, mainframe computers as well as supercomputers in data centers around the world.

GUADEC 2020 Kicks Off Today as GNOME's First Virtual Conference

Thursday 23rd of July 2020 12:00:00 AM

GUDEC 2020 is the first major Linux conference to switch to an online format.

TUXEDO Computers Unveils the TUXEDO Pulse 15 Linux Ultrabook with AMD Ryzen 4000H Series

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 09:00:00 PM

Meet TUXEDO Pulse 15, a super thin, lightweight, portable and powerful Linux machine featuring a 7 nm AMD Ryzen 7 4800H APU with 8 cores and 16 threads.

Tiny Yet Useful: 13 Raspberry Pi Zero Alternatives That Cost Less Than $20

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 08:00:00 PM

Looking for an inexpensive single board computer for your IoT projects? Here are Raspberry Pi Zero like devices that cost less than $20.

How to Install and Use Sublime Text Editor in Linux

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 05:00:00 PM

There is always a never-ending debate among programmers which text editor/IDE is best.

Server-Oriented Omarine 7.0 Linux OS Released with Enhanced Security

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 03:00:00 PM

Omarine 7.0 implements a new security policy to enhance the overall security of the operating system and make it easier to use SELinux.

Red Hat Insights: Vulnerability management

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 01:00:00 PM

A look into the Vulnerability service on your Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems to assess and monitor the status of security vulnerabilities.

Open source champion Microsoft brings Procmon to Linux

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 02:00:00 AM

Historically, Microsoft was an enemy of the open source community. In more recent years, however, the Windows-maker has become an ally. In fact, under the leadership of Satya Nadella, it can be said that Microsoft is now an open source champion! Crazy, right?

WPScan - A Black Box WordPress Vulnerability Scanner

Tuesday 21st of July 2020 05:00:00 PM

New Pinebook Pro ARM Linux Laptop Batch Is Now Available for Pre-Order from $199.99

Tuesday 21st of July 2020 03:00:00 PM

If you've been waiting to buy the Pinebook Pro ARM-powered Linux laptop from PINE64, the wait is finally over.

Using ifstat for Linux network statistics

Tuesday 21st of July 2020 03:00:00 AM

A basic look at the ifstat command, its options, and output.

More in Tux Machines

HeliOS is a Tiny Embedded OS Designed for Arduino Boards

Mannie Peterson (aka FellFromTree) has developed an embedded operating system called HeliOS that’s designed specifically for 8-bit and 32-bit Arduino boards, and can easily be used from the Arduino IDE. HeliOS is said to have only 21 function calls and implements cooperative and event-driven multitasking, task notification/messaging, timers, and memory management. It’s a non-preemptive multitasking kernel so you won’t have to deal with mutexes. The developer explains how scheduling works with HeliOS: HeliOS uses a run-time balanced strategy which ensures tasks with shorter run-times are prioritized over tasks with longer run-times. This ensures all running tasks receive approximately equal total run-time without using context switching. The other multitasking option available in HeliOS is event driven multitasking, which uses the wait/notify and timer interfaces. Mixing cooperative and event driven tasks in HeliOS is not a problem. Read more

Debian vs Ubuntu in 2020- The Ultimate Showdown

As a computer software distribution package, Ubuntu and Debian are utilized in two ways... Desktop Operating System Server Although they are similar in many ways, they have their differences. Ubuntu is based on the testing branch of Debian and often, Debian involves too many manual works and so it is not recommended for beginners. While Ubuntu is easy to use for beginners, it is not as stable as Debian in its built. Let us have a comparison between Debian vs Ubuntu. Read more

[email protected] ARM64 Linux Beta Release for COVID-19 Vaccine Research

A few months ago, we reported that [email protected] supported 64-bit Arm SBC’s and Servers in the Fight against COVID-19. But [email protected] did not support Arm hardware just yet, but thanks to work from Nercotix, Linaro, Arm, miniNodes, and Packet.com, we now get support for [email protected] on ARM64 meaning you can help researchers studying SARS-CoV-2 virus and help them develop a COVID-19 vaccine with Raspberry Pi 3/4 boards, or other 64-bit Arm SBC’s and servers. The solution relies on Neocortix Cloud Services Platform allowing the unused capacity of large numbers of individual mobile phones or other connected nodes to be harnessed into a single, unified computational engine. The very first application that made use of the platform was Neocortix PhonePaycheck were users get paid to let businesses perform calculations on their phones at night while charging and connected to WiFi. That way users of premium phones like Galaxy S10 or S20 can make around $80 a year when used for 8 hours a day, or $240 per year with a spare phone running 24/7. Read more

Security Leftovers

  • An Average IT Org

    Supply chain attacks are a known issue, and also lately there was a discussion around the relevance of reproducible builds. Looking in comparison at an average IT org doing something with the internet, I believe the pressing problem is neither supply chain attacks nor a lack of reproducible builds. The real problem is the amount of prefabricated binaries supplied by someone else, created in an unknown build environment with unknown tools, the average IT org requires to do anything. [...] Yes some of that is even non-free and might contain spyw^telemetry. [...] In the end the binary supply is like a drug for the user, and somehow the Debian project is also just another dealer / middle man in this setup. There are probably a lot of open questions to think about in that context. Are we the better dealer because we care about signed sources we retrieve from upstream and because we engage in reproducible build projects? Are our own means of distributing binaries any better than a binary download from github via https with a manual checksum verification, or the Debian repo at download.docker.com? Is the approach of the BSD/Gentoo ports, where you have to compile at least some software from source, the better one? Do I really want to know how some of the software is actually build?

  • NSA and FBI warn that new Linux malware threatens national security
  • Critical vulnerabilities in Quiz And Survey Master WordPress Plugin

    Quiz and Survey Master is a WordPress plugin for creating quizzes and surveys easily on WordPress sites. It is installed on over 30,000+ websites. Recently WordFence‘s Chloe Chamberland discovered two critical vulnerabilities in Quiz and Survey Master plugin version 7.0.

  • Pros & Cons of WordPress Plugins Auto-updates

    WordPress has released a major update yesterday with some big changes. One of the features is the ability to apply all the plugins and themes updates automatically. Earlier plugins updates could be automatically applied with the help of additional plugins. One popular plugin is Jetpack that can apply available updates automatically. Now WordPress 5.5 core supports auto-updates out of the box. In this article, we will discuss the auto-update feature of WordPress. For many websites, this feature can be a lifesaver but for some, there may involve some risks.