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Open Source and Cloud Computing: Friends or Foes?

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:00:00 PM

Datamation: Today's cloud runs on open source software, and many open source companies rely on the cloud to monetize their offerings. But is the situation really a win-win?

How to grow healthy open source project infrastructures

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:00:00 PM

Interest grows for open source projects who are open sourcing their entire, or portions of, the infrastructure used in their project.

Ten Years Later, Microsoft Admission on Dirty Tricks and Borderline Corruption Which It Uses to This Day in Order to Suppress GNU/Linux Adoption in Desktops

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:00:00 PM

techrights: Remarkable new admission from the former head of Microsoft Office development

Aptik - A Tool to Backup and Restore System Settings and Data in Ubuntu

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:00:00 AM

Aptik is a tool, that backup and restore system settings and data in Ubuntu-based distribution.

How to configure Lighttpd web server with free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate on Debian or Ubuntu Linux

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:00:00 AM

Nixcraft: Let's Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority for your website or any other projects.

FPGA-based 96Boards SBC boasts quantum-resistant crypto

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:00:00 AM

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.

Rambox - A Messaging and Emailing App That Combines 73 Apps Into One

Monday 13th of March 2017 10:00:00 PM

Rambox is a free messaging and emailing app created using Electron

Getting started with Perl on the Raspberry Pi

Monday 13th of March 2017 09:00:00 PM

Learn how you can use Perl as well as any other language on the Raspberry Pi.

How to install Spacewalk on CentOS

Monday 13th of March 2017 08:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Spacewalk manages software content updates for Red Hat derived distributions such as Fedora, CentOS, and Scientific Linux.

Kernel debugging with QEMU: An overview of tools available

Monday 13th of March 2017 07:00:00 PM

Once you've setup a virtual machine in QEMU using debootstrap, there are a number of tools available for testing, tracing and debugging

Tiny SBC runs Linux on Allwinner V3, costs $6 or $8 with WiFi

Monday 13th of March 2017 05:00:00 PM

An Indiegogo campaign is pitching a COM-like, 44.6  25.5mm "LicheePi Zero" SBC for $6 or $8 with WiFi that runs Linux on a 1.2GHz, Cortex-A7 Allwinner V3.

Relational vs. Non-Relational Databases: The Tide Is Shifting

Monday 13th of March 2017 04:00:00 PM

LinuxCareer: In an ever-changing world, the data surrounding relational and non-relational databases is no different.

TinkerOS 1.4 Released

Monday 13th of March 2017 03:00:00 PM

 OSSblog: TinkerOS is a Linux distribution for the Asus Tinker Board based on Debian.

New and improved Samba file server released

Monday 13th of March 2017 02:00:00 PM

Samba, the classic Linux/Unix Windows-compatible file server, has been given a major update.

SpiderOak A Secure Cloud-Storage That is all About Privacy

Monday 13th of March 2017 02:00:00 PM

SpiderOak is especially meant for data backup in real time to safeguard your files from potential data loss and the risks of ransomeware.

11 Awesome Open-Source Linux Games You Should Not Miss

Monday 13th of March 2017 01:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: Gaming is not the forte of Linux, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy great games.

Understanding package naming convention (rpm & deb)

Monday 13th of March 2017 12:00:00 PM

This article will help you understand package naming convention followed while naming RPM or DEB packages.

There's Progress Running Unreal Engine 4 With SteamVR On Linux

Monday 13th of March 2017 11:00:00 AM

Phoronix: Progress is being made with running Unreal Engine 4 for VR on Linux with SteamVR.

Linux Top 3: Manjaro 17, Parrot Security 3.5 and Tails 2.11

Monday 13th of March 2017 05:00:00 AM

LinuxPlanet: An interesting week of incremental updates

Linux 4.11 rc2

Monday 13th of March 2017 01:00:00 AM

Linus Torvalds: As usual, the week after rc1 tends to be fairly quiet when people are still looking for bugs and taking a breather after the merge window.

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at and We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.

Microsoft EEE and Openwashing