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A Raspberry Pi Based Open Source Tablet is in Making and it’s Called CutiePi

Monday 19th of August 2019 06:38:29 AM
CutiePie is an 8-inch open-source tablet built on top of Raspberry Pi. Read more to find out about its specification, pricing, release date and availability.

Share Your Keyboard and Mouse Between Linux and Raspberry Pi

Friday 16th of August 2019 06:36:39 AM
This DIY tutorial teaches you to share mouse and keyboard between multiple computers using open source software Barrier.

LiVES Video Editor 3.0 is Here With Significant Improvements

Thursday 15th of August 2019 09:57:58 AM
The latest major release of free and open source video editor LiVES makes it even better. Learn how to install the latest LiVES release.

Clementine Music Player for All Your Audio Needs

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 06:42:45 AM
Clementine is a versatile music player that gives you a variety of tools to play and organize local music along with the options for podcasts & streaming music.

Get Trained and Certified on Cloud Native Technologies with Linux Foundation [70% Off]

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 01:13:59 PM
Get trained and certified on trending IT technologies with Linux Foundation, the official organization behind Linux. Get 70% off on Cloud Native training.

How to Reinstall Ubuntu in Dual Boot or Single Boot Mode

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 08:07:04 AM
If you are tired of fixing your system, reinstalling would be the quick and dirty way to get out of it. Learn how to reinstall Ubuntu in this tutorial.

How to Install & Use VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu

Monday 12th of August 2019 12:29:58 PM
Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu and with this you'll be able to copy-paste and drag and drop between the host and guest system.

How to Get Linux Kernel 5.0 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Sunday 11th of August 2019 06:52:17 AM
The recently released Ubuntu 18.04.3 includes Linux Kernel 5.0 among several new features and improvements but you won't get it by default. This tutorial demonstrates how to get Linux Kernel 5 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Endeavour OS Aims to Fill the Void Left by Antergos in Arch Linux World

Friday 9th of August 2019 11:06:37 AM
EndeavourOS is trying to develop a beginner-friendly Arch-based distribution around a friendly community. Read this review of EndeavourOS Linux distribution.

LibreOffice or FreeOffice? Manjaro Gives You the Right to Choose

Wednesday 7th of August 2019 09:51:41 AM
In the upcoming release of Manjaro Linux, users will be able to select between open source LibreOffice and proprietary FreeOffice at the time of installation.

Find Out How Long Does it Take To Boot Your Linux System

Tuesday 6th of August 2019 06:21:50 AM
How long does your Linux system takes to boot? Here's how to find it out with systemd-analyze command.

Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” Released: Here’s What’s New and How to Get it

Monday 5th of August 2019 07:06:44 AM
Linux Mint 19.2 "Tina" has been released. See what's new in it and learn how to upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2.

How to Install and Configure PostgreSQL on Ubuntu

Sunday 4th of August 2019 05:38:40 AM
PostgreSQL is a free and open source database system. Learn how to install and use the latest PostgreSQL version in Ubuntu Linux.

Linux Smartphone Librem 5 is Available for Preorder

Thursday 1st of August 2019 04:15:52 AM
The specification for the much awaited Linux-based smartphone Librem 5 is out now. You can even preorder it to get it before most other people.

5 Free Partition Managers for Linux

Tuesday 30th of July 2019 02:43:45 PM
Here's our recommended list of partitioning tools for Linux distributions. These tools let you delete, add, tweak or resize the disk partitioning on your Linux system.

Is This the End of Floppy Disk in Linux? Linus Torvalds Marks Floppy Disks ‘Orphaned’

Monday 29th of July 2019 04:04:18 PM
In a recent commit to the Linux Kernel, Linus Torvalds marked the floppy disk drivers as orphaned. Could this be the beginning of the end of floppy disks in Linux?

OpenHMD: Open Source Project for VR Development

Monday 29th of July 2019 06:14:48 AM
OpenHMD aims to provide a Free and Open Source API and drivers for immersive technology, such as head mounted displays with built in head tracking. Have a look at this open source project.

$200 Linux Laptop Pinebook Pro is Available for Pre-order

Thursday 25th of July 2019 03:49:14 PM
Pinebook Pro is an inexpensive Linux laptop with modest configuration and a price tag of just $200. Pre-order for this device is open now.

Dropbox is Bringing Back Support For ZFS, XFS, Btrfs And eCryptFS On Linux

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 08:16:53 AM
As spotted in the latest beta build of Dropbox, the support for ZFS, XFS, Btrfs and eCryptFS is coming back to Linux. It was dropped from Dropbox on Linux in late 2018.

WPS Office on Linux is a Free Alternative to Microsoft Office

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 10:53:55 AM
If you are looking for a free alternative of Microsoft Office on Linux, WPS Office is one of the best choice. It's free to use and offers compatibility with MS Office document formats.

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Security: Open Source Security Podcast, Screwed Drivers, and Voting Machines

  • Open Source Security Podcast: Episode 157 - Backdoors and snake oil in our cryptography

    Josh and Kurt talk about snakeoil cryptography at Black Hat and the new backdoored cryptography fight. Both of these problems will be with us for a very long time. These are fights worth fighting because it's the right thing to do.

  • Screwed Drivers – Signed, Sealed, Delivered

    Our analysis found that the problem of insecure drivers is widespread, affecting more than 40 drivers from at least 20 different vendors – including every major BIOS vendor, as well as hardware vendors like ASUS, Toshiba, NVIDIA, and Huawei. However, the widespread nature of these vulnerabilities highlights a more fundamental issue – all the vulnerable drivers we discovered have been certified by Microsoft. Since the presence of a vulnerable driver on a device can provide a user (or attacker) with improperly elevated privileges, we have engaged Microsoft to support solutions to better protect against this class of vulnerabilities, such as blacklisting known bad drivers.

  • Most states still aren’t set to audit paper ballots in 2020

    Despite some progress on voting security since 2016, most states in the US aren’t set to require an audit of paper ballots in the November 2020 election, according to a new report out this week from the Brennan Center for Justice.

    The report notes that experts and government officials have spent years recommending states adopt verifiable paper ballots for elections, but a handful still use electronic methods potentially vulnerable to cyberattacks. In 2016, 14 states used paperless machines, although the number today is 11, and the report estimates that no more than eight will use them in the 2020 election.

Linux Candy: WallGen – image generator tool

Who loves eye candy? Don’t be shy — you can raise both hands!! Linux Candy is a new series of articles covering interesting eye candy software. We’re only going to feature open-source software in this series. I’m not going to harp on about the tired proverb “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. But there’s a certain element of truth here. If you spend all day coding neural networks, mastering a new programming language, sit in meetings feeling bored witless, you’ll need some relief at the end of the day. And what better way by making your desktop environment a bit more memorable. Let’s start our candy adventure with WallGen. It’s a small command-line utility that generates HQ poly wallpapers with only a few text arguments for inputs. Depending on these arguments, you can create shape-based patterns, randomly filled surfaces, and even image-based patterns. Read more

Richard Brown: Changing of the Guard

After six years on the openSUSE Board and five as its Chairperson, I have decided to step down as Chair of the openSUSE Board effective today, August 19. This has been a very difficult decision for me to make, with reasons that are diverse, interlinked, and personal. Some of the key factors that led me to make this step include the time required to do the job properly, and the length of time I’ve served. Five years is more than twice as long as any of my predecessors. The time required to do the role properly has increased and I now find it impossible to balance the demands of the role with the requirements of my primary role as a developer in SUSE, and with what I wish to achieve outside of work and community. As difficult as it is to step back from something I’ve enjoyed doing for so long, I am looking forward to achieving a better balance between work, community, and life in general. Serving as member and chair of the openSUSE Board has been an absolute pleasure and highly rewarding. Meeting and communicating with members of the project as well as championing the cause of openSUSE has been a joyous part of my life that I know I will miss going forward. openSUSE won’t get rid of me entirely. While I do intend to step back from any governance topics, I will still be working at SUSE in the Future Technology Team. Following SUSE’s Open Source policy, we do a lot in openSUSE. I am especially looking forward to being able to focus on Kubic & MicroOS much more than I have been lately. As I’m sure it’s likely to be a question, I wish to make it crystal clear that my decision has nothing to do with the Board’s ongoing efforts to form an independent openSUSE Foundation. The Board’s decision to form a Foundation had my complete backing as Chairperson, and will continue to have as a regular openSUSE contributor. I have absolute confidence in the openSUSE Board; Indeed, I don’t think I would be able to make this decision at this time if I wasn’t certain that I was leaving openSUSE in good hands. On that note, SUSE has appointed Gerald Pfeifer as my replacement as Chair. Gerald is SUSE’s EMEA-based CTO, with a long history as a Tumbleweed user, an active openSUSE Member, and upstream contributor/maintainer in projects like GCC and Wine. Read more

An introduction to bpftrace for Linux

Bpftrace is a new open source tracer for Linux for analyzing production performance problems and troubleshooting software. Its users and contributors include Netflix, Facebook, Red Hat, Shopify, and others, and it was created by Alastair Robertson, a talented UK-based developer who has won various coding competitions. Linux already has many performance tools, but they are often counter-based and have limited visibility. For example, iostat(1) or a monitoring agent may tell you your average disk latency, but not the distribution of this latency. Distributions can reveal multiple modes or outliers, either of which may be the real cause of your performance problems. Bpftrace is suited for this kind of analysis: decomposing metrics into distributions or per-event logs and creating new metrics for visibility into blind spots. Read more