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Install UFW Firewall In Linux And Secure Computer From Harmful Incoming/Outgoing Connections

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Linux
Security
HowTos


Install UFW firewall in Linux incoming/outgoing connections

UFW stands for Uncomplicated Firewall is a firewall to secure Linux desktop from harmful incoming and outgoing connections. UFW is the easiest firewall in Linux, it has a graphical user interface GUFW with all the features of setting up rules. In this tutorial we will install UFW & GUFW in our Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian operating system.

Open source and DevOps aren’t mandatory, but neither is survival

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I can’t recall the exact time I learned about open source software, but I can certainly narrow down the place. I quickly realized how transformative it could be. In 1996, I was sitting in the tech support department of a large ISP that provided hosting and connectivity to the Fortune 1000. Most of our servers ran Solaris, floppy disks arrived via snail mail, and we applied security updates manually adhering to a regime of updates and invoices prescribed by Sun Microsystems. It was a huge change from my university career of dumb terminals and mainframes.

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18-GPU NVIDIA/AMD Linux Comparison Of BioShock: Infinite

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

The results in this article contain more NVIDIA GeForce Linux results than what was shared last week when showing how BioShock Infinite runs much faster with the NVIDIA Linux driver than AMD Catalyst. The NVIDIA test line-up today spans from the GeForce GTX 550 Ti Fermi to the newest GeForce GTX 960/970/980 Maxwell graphics cards.

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11 Activities for KDE Plasma

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KDE

Why should you use KDE Activities? The best way to answer that question is to give some concrete examples of what you can do with them.

Activities are virtual desktops. They share a common panel and menu, but each has its own layout and selection of items on the desktop. In addition, each has its own virtual workspaces and wallpaper.

To build an Activity, select from the Desktop Toolkit Activities > Create Activities. Give the Activity an icon and a name, and select a layout from the Desktop Settings. In the KDE 4 series, these layouts include Search and Launch, a netbook desktop; Newspaper, a grid for arranging wizards, and several others whose purpose is obscure to many readers. The new Plasma 5.2 appears to eliminate all except Desktop and Folder, but that may be because it is just starting to be used, and layouts for the new release have yet to be written.

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Azul tackles Oracle with open-source Java for Internet of Stuff

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OSS

Azul Systems has added a new, ultra-compact entry to its portfolio of alternative Java environments, taking a run at Oracle for the lucrative mobile, embedded, and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

Zulu Embedded is a stripped-down sibling of Zulu and Zulu Embedded, Azul's certified, cross-platform build of OpenJDK, Oracle's open source reference implementation of the Java Developer Kit.

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One-armed manipulation robot runs Linux and ROS

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Linux

Rethink Robotics’s one-armed, Linux- and ROS-based “Sawyer” manipulation robot is smaller, faster, stronger, and more precise than the earlier Baxter.

When MIT spinoff Rethink Robotics announced the $25,000+ Baxter manipulation robot in 2012, it inspired a whole new category of small, relatively low-cost robots for light manufacturing and product assembly. The fixed, two-armed, “collaborative” robot broke new ground in the flexibility of its arms and grippers, as well as the Linux-based Intera software. Intera integrates algorithms that enable the robot to quickly learn new tasks and safely work alongside humans.

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Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux

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GNU
Linux

Announced today on the Linux kernel mailing list was the Library Operating System (LibOS) for Linux.

LibOS for Linux is initially about breaking the Linux kernel's networking stack out into user-space as a shared library.

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Docker's No Flash in the Pan

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Server
OSS

There are similarities between Docker and recent open source communities. Not only in the surge of supporting developers, IT operations pros, vendors, investors and end users, but also in the way the technology is making its way to the market through developers and lines of business before central IT departments. Expect to see a support-and-services-driven market for Docker and containers.

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GNOME Shell and Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.14, Nvidia Corruption Fixed

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GNOME

The GNOME development team, through Florian Müllner, had the pleasure of announcing the other day that new maintenance releases are available for the GNOME Shell and Mutter components of the GNOME 3.14 desktop environment, despite the fact that GNOME 3.16 will be officially announced tomorrow, March 25, 2015.

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Five key skills for Linux job seekers

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Linux

A recent report from the Linux Foundation and Dice revealed that there is a high demand for Linux professionals, but organizations are finding it difficult to find qualified candidates. The 2015 Linux Jobs Report discovered that 92% of IT managers are planning to hire Linux professionals in the next six months, but 88% stated it is difficult to find the right candidates.

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HP Expands Open Source Cloud Push

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Server
OSS

When Hewlett-Packard rolled out its Helion cloud infrastructure last May, it pledged to invest $1 billion over two years to deliver converged infrastructure geared toward hybrid IT platforms. Making good on that pledge, the company announced Helion Rack on Tuesday (March 24), a preconfigured private cloud based on OpenStack and Cloud Foundry technologies.

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Also: Why OpenStack is different from other open source projects

Report: Linux takes leading role in IoT-obsessed market

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Linux

Spurred on by IoT, open source Linux will grow from a 56.2 percent share of embedded device shipments in 2012 to 64.7 percent in 2017, says VDC Research.

Earlier this month, VDC Research released a report on the embedded OS market that says embedded Linux is growing in adoption in a market increasingly obsessed with the Internet of Things. The popularity of open source as well as the need for more advanced wireless and security stacks have helped Linux gain share from Microsoft’s Windows Embedded and from real-time operating systems (RTOSes), according to VDC’s “The Global Market for IoT and Embedded Operating Systems.”

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Plasma 5.2 Bugfix Update

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KDE

Tue, 24 Mar 2015. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.2.2. Plasma 5.2 was released in January with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

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Tiny COM adds wireless and storage to i.MX6 Dual SoC

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Linux
Ubuntu

Variscite released a tiny “VAR-SOM-DUAL” module starting at $46 that runs Android or Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 Dual, and offers onboard WiFi and Bluetooth.

Last November, Variscite announced a smaller version of its VAR-SOM-MX6_V2 computer-on-module called the VAR-SOM-SOLO. Whereas the VAR-SOM-MX6_V2 supports the full range of Freescale’s Cortex-A9 based i.MX6 system-on-chips, including the quad-core version, the similarly SODIMM-interfaced VAR-SOM-SOLO is limited to the single-core, i.MX6 Solo. Now Variscite has released a version that supports the 1GHz, dual-core i.MX6 Dual SoC.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
  • Red Eclipse 1.5 Overview & Screenshots

    Red Eclipse is a free, open-source first-person shooter based upon the Cube 2 engine, with both single-player and multi-player support. It’s a fantasy shooter that bundles a very large number of maps and comes with modes such as DM, CTF or Defend and Control. For some reason, the game always gives me a feeling of calm, and the music theme is really great. So let’s take a brief look at this new version.

  • Reversi, A Classic Board Game Released On Steam For Linux, Developer Postmortem

    Radium was released for Windows on Desura last year. After getting greenlit for Steam earlier this month with a promise of a Linux version, it made its Linux début on Steam shortly after.

  • Warlocks Renamed To Warlocks Vs Shadows & Now On Steam For Linux

    Warlocks vs Shadows is an action RPG/brawler game set in a fantasy world invaded by shadow monsters. I've followed it since Kickstarter, and it looks great!

  • Pythetron : A 2.5d Shoot’em Up for PC, Mac and Linux
  • How to run Windows software in Linux: Everything you need to know

    Linux is more capable than ever. With over 1000 Linux games available on Steam and a general shift towards more web-based desktop software, there’s less need for Windows than ever. After all, you can now watch Netflix on Linux without any hacks, and you can even use Microsoft Office on Linux—a web-based version of it, at least.

    But, as most dedicated Linux desktop users will eventually discover, there comes a time when you just need to run a particular piece of Windows software on your Linux PC. There are quite a few ways to do so. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Frozen Depths: Clear, cold perfection

    I promised I wouldn’t hold out too many roguelike games unless they could show off something unusual, either thematic or mechanic. The *angbands from a week ago were all viable games, but either didn’t bring anything new to the table, or just didn’t quite satisfy.

Leftovers: Screenshots

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Reviews

Android Leftovers

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Android

DevOps principles resonate with student Linux program

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GNU
Linux

It was 2010 when the first 600 Linux laptops began rolling out to classrooms in our seven elementary school buildings. We knew we had to think differently about device and patch management. There would be some commonality between elements of our elementary classroom systems, the default XFCE desktop environment, for example. But my team and I also wrestled with techniques to better support instructional technology requirements that varied widely by grade level.

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