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Biggest Linux News Stories of 2017

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 04:22:03 AM

The mysterious case of the Linux Page Table Isolation patches

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 03:09:16 AM

tl;dr: there is presently an embargoed security bug impacting apparently all contemporary CPU architectures that implement virtual memory, requiring hardware changes to fully resolve.

Fix Windows and Linux Showing Different Times When Dual Booting

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 02:28:13 AM

MakeTechEasier: If your system dual boots both Windows and Linux, you might notice that it's impossible to get the system clocks to sync.

Judge Pauline Newman Sides With Microsoft in PTAB Petition (Case Appeal) Against Patents of a Company It's Alleged to Have Copied

Monday 1st of January 2018 02:00:00 AM

techrights: Microsoft fails to stop Biscotti (not a troll), whose patents are being leveraged in the Eastern District of Texas

LinuxConsole 2018 Gaming Operating System Released with TORCS and SuperTuxKart

Sunday 31st of December 2017 10:00:00 PM

LinuxConsole 2018 gaming is designed as a modern, gaming, and educational GNU/Linux distribution that can be easily installed on 32-bit or 64-bit computers and comes pre-installed with ready-to-use software and games

LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Peppermint Linux

Sunday 31st of December 2017 06:00:00 PM

If somebody is looking for a Linux distro that is lightweight, stable and just works out of the box, then no doubt Peppermint OS emerges as a solid choice.

How to Send a Message to Logged Users in Linux Terminal

Sunday 31st of December 2017 02:00:00 PM

Tecmint: How can I send a messages to logged on users in a Linux server?

Customize GNOME Desktop With These Tips in Ubuntu 17.10

Sunday 31st of December 2017 02:00:00 AM

Some basic and some interesting GNOME customization tips to get more out of your Ubuntu 17.10 desktop.

Debian and the EU GDPR privacy regulation

Saturday 30th of December 2017 10:00:00 PM

GDPR is a new EU regulation for privacy. The name is short for "General Data Protection Regulation" and it covers all organisations that handle personal data of EU citizens and EU residents.

Top 10 Most Popular Linux Distributions of 2017

Saturday 30th of December 2017 06:00:00 PM

LinuxScoop: As the year 2017 comes to an end, it's time to find out which Linux distributions are the most popular.

14 Linux and open source conferences worth attending in 2018

Saturday 30th of December 2017 02:00:00 PM

Whether your budget permits you to attend large, global events or just small local shows, there's a Linux and open source conference to suit everyone.

2017 in Review: Five New Linux Kernels Debut

Friday 29th of December 2017 09:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: 2017 was another busy year for Linux kernel developers with five new major milestone releases.

Puppy Linux Derivative Fatdog64 Gets New Release with Linux 4.14, UEFI Installer

Friday 29th of December 2017 08:00:00 PM

Prominent new features of the Fatdog64 720 release include a UEFI Installer that lets users install the GNU/Linux distribution on modern UEFI machines using USB flash drives

Dual Boot Ubuntu And Arch Linux

Friday 29th of December 2017 07:00:00 PM

Dual booting Ubuntu and Arch Linux is not as easy as it sounds

Linux wc Command Explained for Beginners (6 Examples)

Friday 29th of December 2017 06:00:00 PM

HowToForge: While working on the command line, sometimes you may want to access the number of words, byte counts, or even newlines in a file.

How to Find All Failed SSH login Attempts in Linux

Friday 29th of December 2017 05:00:00 PM

Tecmint: Each attempt to login to SSH server is tracked and recorded into a log file by the rsyslog daemon in Linux.

Tecmint: Each attempt to login to SSH server is tracked and recorded into a log file by the rsyslog daemon in Linux.

Top 10 Microsoft Visio Alternatives for Linux

Friday 29th of December 2017 04:00:00 PM

itsFOSS: If you are looking for a good Visio viewer in Linux, here are some alternatives to Microsoft Visio that you can use in Linux.

NodeSource Raises $17.5M to Advance Node.js Applications

Friday 29th of December 2017 02:00:00 PM

EnterpriseAppsToday: There is money to be made in the node.js world as developer use continues to grow.

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet Networking Predictions for 2018

Friday 29th of December 2017 01:00:00 PM

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: What's ahead for 2018 in networking?

2017 Year in Review: Kubernetes Enables the Multi-Cloud World

Friday 29th of December 2017 03:00:00 AM

eWEEK: 2017 was a transformational year for the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration project, which is now supported on all three major public cloud providers.

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Linux Microsoft Office Alternatives

Despite what you may have been led to believe, there are in fact a number of solid Linux alternatives for Microsoft Office available. In fact, there are even options available with varied levels of docx support, if that is something relevant to your business. This article will explore my recommended Microsoft Office alternatives for Linux. Some of them you've likely heard of, others may be cloud/server based options that you might not have thought much about until now. Read more Also: The best open source video editors 2018: free to download, edit, use and share

Security: Updates, WordPress, Hardware Patches, and Open Source Security Podcast

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • WordPress 4.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release
    WordPress 4.9.2 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. An XSS vulnerability was discovered in the Flash fallback files in MediaElement, a library that is included with WordPress. Because the Flash files are no longer needed for most use cases, they have been removed from WordPress.
  • Debian-Based SolydXK Linux OS Receives Patch for Meltdown Security Vulnerability
    The Debian-based SolydXK Linux operating system has been updated today with patches for the Meltdown security vulnerability, as well as various other new features and improvements. To mitigate the Meltdown security exploit that allows a locally installed program to access the memory, including the kernel memory, and steal sensitive information like passwords and encryption keys, the SolydXK 201801 ISO images are now powered by the latest kernel release with patches against this vulnerability.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Now Patched Against Meltdown & Spectre Security Vulnerabilities
    It's time for users of the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system to patch their systems against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities as new kernel updates landed today in the repos. Publicly disclosed earlier this month, the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities are affecting us all, but OS vendors and OEMs are trying their best to mitigate them so that no user can be the victim of attacks where their sensitive data is at risk of getting in the hands of the wrong person.
  • Open Source Security Podcast: Episode 78 - Risk lessons from Hawaii

GNOME Devs to Users: Desktop Icons Are Moving to GNOME Shell with GNOME 3.28

There appears to be a lot of fuss lately about the removal of an option from the GNOME desktop environment that allows users to display icons on their desktops. Long story short, last month, near the Christmas holidays, GNOME developer Carlos Soriano shared his plans on removing a so-called "the desktop" feature from the Nautilus file manager starting with the upcoming GNOME 3.28 release of the desktop environment, proposing its integration into the GNOME Shell component. The feature is there to handle application icons on the user's workspace, but it shouldn't have been implemented in Nautilus in the first place, according to the developer. So for the GNOME devs to be able to add new features to the Nautilus file manager, they need to remove its ability to handle desktop icons and place the code somewhere else. Read more