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How to protect your GNU/Linux computer from remote attacks with Fail2ban

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Governments around the world are hacking into any computer that they can find. They are not just targeting large companies, but any computer that has information that they can sell. Is there anything on your computer that some hacker could sell for money? When was the last time you looked at your /var/log/auth.log file?

The simple guide to bitcoins using Electrum

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Bitcoin is the most established digital currency available today. It provides a safe, anonymous way to send and receive a virtual currency everybody trusts. However, managing bitcoins is not quite as simple as managing a bank account. In this article I will explain how to manage your bitcoins using Electrum. Please note that in this article I will provide working knowledge of how to use Electrum, without entering the mysterious land of cryptography and technical details of Bitcoin.

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Chromixium: A new Linux distro with a Chrome OS twist

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A long time Ubuntu fan, Jack Wallen opts to depart from the safe and familiar in search of something new. That search led him to a very Chrome OS-like Linux distribution called Chromixium.

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Create an encrypted disk image in GNU/Linux

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In my previous article about creating a "mountable" disk image in GNU/Linux, I explained how to create a file that effectively mimics the functionality of a disk: I explained how to create a file which will then be used, in turn, to contain directories and files. In this article I will explain how to make the next natural step: encrypt that file.

How To Install/Upgrade To KDE Plasma 5.3.1 In Kubuntu 15.04 OR Ubuntu 15.04 And Derivatives

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How To Install/Upgrade To KDE Plasma 5.3.1 In Kubuntu 15.04 OR Ubuntu 15.04 And Derivatives

KDE Plasma 5.3.1 was released last month with a big list of changes and improvements. You can now upgrade to KDE Plasma5.3.1 in Kubuntu orUbuntu 15.04. You can also install KDE Plasma 5 if you have any other Desktop environment. Plasma 5 series is very sleek and really beautiful. Let's move on and see what's new in this release and then install/upgrade to the latest version.
 

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Running The AMD Radeon R9 Fury With AMD's New Open-Source Linux Driver

Now that Linux 4.2 is set to be released today, out on the horizon we have to look forward to Linux 4.3 kernel. Set to be merged into Linux 4.3 will be in the initial open-source AMD driver code for supporting the Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards. This open-source Fury support is the focus of our testing today with it being the first time powering up this Fiji GPU outside of Catalyst. Read more

Linux 4.2 is out

So judging by how little happened this week, it wouldn't have been a mistake to release 4.2 last week after all, but hey, there's certainly a few fixes here, and it's not like delaying 4.2 for a week should have caused any problems either. So here it is, and the merge window for 4.3 is now open. I already have a few pending early pull requests, but as usual I'll start processing them tomorrow and give the release some time to actually sit. The shortlog from rc8 is tiny, and appended. The patch is pretty tiny too. Go get it, Linus Read more