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Things You Need To Know About Bitcoins

1 hour 44 min ago
Bitcoin is a digital currency or electronic cash the relies on peer to peer technology for completing transactions. Since peer to peer technology is used as the major network, bitcoins provide a community like managed economy. This is to mean, bitcoins eliminate the centralized authority way of managing currency and promotes community management of currency. Most Also of the software related to bitcoin mining and managing of bitcoin digital cash is open source.

How a town uses an open source tool for collaboration and managing large files

2 hours 58 min ago
Like many organizations, governments and townships are confronting challenges that involve collaboration and sharing of large files. In today's age of widespread cloud adoption, public institutions may be tempted to view public cloud storage as a simple, low-cost solution to managing data; however, significant concerns persist around security, data protection liability, control, and platform/vendor lock-in.read more

5 Raspberry Pi Alternatives to Build Your Own Small Computer

4 hours 12 min ago
The Raspberry Pi is not the only single board computer available. There are several others that are worth a look. Check out these Raspberry Pi alternatives.

APNIC-sponsored proposal could vastly improve DNS resilience against DDoS

5 hours 27 min ago
The domain name system (DNS) is vital to the internet's operations, which makes it an obvious target. The architecture of DNS can even amplify the effect of some distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. But a new technique could help change that.

Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC

6 hours 41 min ago
Win Enterprises’ rugged “Win IoT-380 Gateway” is built on a 3.5-inch - MB-80580 - SBC with an Atom E3826 SoC, dual GbE ports, mSATA, and optional WiFi and 3G. The Win IoT-380 Gateway is the first Internet of Things gateway we’ve seen from Win Enterprises, which says it’s built upon a 3.5-inch SBC.

Linux Mint 18.3 to Be Dubbed "Sylvia," Enables HiDPI by Default in Cinnamon 3.6

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 06:14:51 AM
Linux Mint project leader and creator Clement Lefebvre published today a new monthly newsletter to inform us all about some of the upcoming features coming to the Linux Mint 18.3 operating system later this fall.

Linux 4.14 'getting very core new functionality' says Linus Torvalds

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 05:00:31 AM
Memory management wonks, this release is for you. And also you Hyper-V adminsLinus Torvalds has unsentimentally loosed release candidate one of Linux 4.14 a day before the 26th anniversary of the Linux-0.01 release, and told penguinistas to expect a few big changes this time around.…

VirtualBox 5.2 to Let Users Enable or Disable Audio Input and Output On-the-Fly

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 03:46:11 AM
Oracle announced new updates for its popular, cross-platform and open-source virtualization software, the third Beta of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.2 major release and VirtualBox 5.1.28 stable maintenance update.

DevOps Jobs: 5 tips for making the transition

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 02:31:51 AM
Recruiters and tech leaders share advice on how IT professionals can land a new gig in DevOps.

How To Install And Setup Utangle Firewall

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 01:17:30 AM
?Firewall! A great online protection tool for us, which protects us during online activity from various kind of viruses, hacking and other kinds of threats. Untangle firewall is also a similar, lightweight firewall which allows you to browse online without any kind of worry. Untangle firewall comes in basically two editions i.e. Free and Paid. We are gonna review the Free edition as it serves our purpose and all we need for simple home protection.

Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 12:03:10 AM
Win Enterprises’ rugged “Win IoT-380 Gateway” is built on a 3.5-inch “MB-80580” SBC with an Atom E3826 SoC, dual GbE ports, mSATA, and optional WiFi and 3G. The Win IoT-380 Gateway is the first Internet of Things gateway we’ve seen from Win Enterprises, which says it’s built upon a 3.5-inch SBC. The unnamed mainboard turns […]

Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux Kernel 4.14, the Next LTS Release

Monday 18th of September 2017 10:48:50 PM
A day early than expected, Linux creator Linus Torvalds cautiously kicked off the development of the Linux 4.14 kernel series, which looks to be the next LTS (Long Term Support) branch, with the first Release Candidate (RC) milestone.

Two Easy Ways To Install Bing Desktop Wallpaper Changer On Linux

Monday 18th of September 2017 09:34:30 PM
Bing Desktop Wallpaper Changer will automatically downloads and changes desktop wallpaper to Bing Photo of the Day.

Rugged panel PC scales up to a 19-inch touchscreen

Monday 18th of September 2017 08:20:10 PM
WinSystems’ fanless, IP65-rated “PPC65B-1x” panel PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers 10.4 to 19-inch resistive touchscreens. WinSystems has begun shipping a 5-Wire resistive touch-panel PC for industrial HMI applications that features extensive ruggedization features. The PPC65B-1x provides -20 to 70°C support, as well as IEC 60068-2-64-rated vibration, IEC […]

Linux fmt command - usage and examples

Monday 18th of September 2017 07:05:50 PM
Sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where-in the requirement is to format the contents of a text file. Gladly, there exists a command that can cater to at-least some of the text formatting requirements. The tool in question is dubbed fmt. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of fmt, as well as some of main features it provides.

Learn 'find' command with these 14 examples

Monday 18th of September 2017 05:51:30 PM
Learn find command with these 14 examples. Find command examples handpicked to help you in your day today operations.

Running the Fedora kernel regression tests

Monday 18th of September 2017 04:37:10 PM
When a new kernel is released, users often want to know if it’s usable. The kernel has a set of test cases that can be run to help validate it. These tests are run automatically on every successful build. They... Continue Reading →

How to configure and use PDO for database access on Linux

Monday 18th of September 2017 03:22:50 PM
This guide aims to provide a quite complete overview of PDO, guiding the reader step by step from the establishment of a connection to the database, to the choice of the most appropriate fetch mode, showing how to create prepared statements and describing the possible error modes.

7 tips for Linux cluster admins to help keep auditors happy

Monday 18th of September 2017 02:08:30 PM
The beauty of building extra-large Linux clusters is it's easy. Hadoop, OpenStack, hypervisor, and high-performance computing (HPC) installers enable you to build on commodity hardware and deal with node failure reasonably simply. Learning and managing Linux administration on a small scale involves basic day-to-day tasks; however, when planning and scaling production to several thousand node clusters, it can take over your life, including your weekends and holidays.read more

Busting the myth that net neutrality hampers investment

Monday 18th of September 2017 12:54:10 PM
This week I had the opportunity to share Mozilla’s vision for an Internet that is open and accessible to all with the audience at MWC Americas. I took this opportunity because we are at a pivotal point in the debate between the FCC, companies, and users over the FCC’s proposal to roll back protections for net neutrality. Net neutrality is a key part of ensuring freedom of choice to access content and services for consumers.

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Oracle: New VirtualBox 5.2 Beta, SPARC M8 Processors Launched

  • VirtualBox 5.2 to Let Users Enable or Disable Audio Input and Output On-the-Fly
    Oracle announced new updates for its popular, cross-platform and open-source virtualization software, the third Beta of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.2 major release and VirtualBox 5.1.28 stable maintenance update. We'll start with the stable update, VirtualBox 5.1.28, as it's more important for our readers using Oracle VM VirtualBox for all of their virtualization needs. The VirtualBox 5.1 maintenance release 28 is here to improve audio support by fixing various issues with both the ALSA and OSS backends, as well as an accidental crash with AC'97.
  • SPARC M8 Processors Launched
    While Oracle recently let go of some of their SPARC team, today marks the launch of the SPARC M8. The initial SPARC M8 line-up includes the T8-1, T8-2, T8-4. M8-8, and SuperCluster M8-8 servers.

Wikileaks Releases Spy Files Russia, CCleaner Infected, Equifax Has a Dirty Little Secret

  • Spy Files Russia
    This publication continues WikiLeaks' Spy Files series with releases about surveillance contractors in Russia. While the surveillance of communication traffic is a global phenomena, the legal and technological framework of its operation is different for each country. Russia's laws - especially the new Yarovaya Law - make literally no distinction between Lawful Interception and mass surveillance by state intelligence authorities (SIAs) without court orders. Russian communication providers are required by Russian law to install the so-called SORM ( Система Оперативно-Розыскных Мероприятий) components for surveillance provided by the FSB at their own expense. The SORM infrastructure is developed and deployed in Russia with close cooperation between the FSB, the Interior Ministry of Russia and Russian surveillance contractors.
  • Malware-Infected CCleaner Installer Distributed to Users Via Official Servers for a Month
    Hackers have managed to embed malware into the installer of CCleaner, a popular Windows system optimization tool with over 2 billion downloads to date. The rogue package was distributed through official channels for almost a month. CCleaner is a utilities program that is used to delete temporary internet files such as cookies, empty the Recycling Bin, correct problems with the Windows Registry, among other tasks. First released in 2003, it has become hugely popular; up to 20 million people download it per month. Users who downloaded and installed CCleaner or CCleaner Cloud between Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 should scan their computers for malware and update their apps. The 32-bit versions of CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 were affected.
  • Equifax Suffered a Hack [sic] Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It Disclosed
  • This is why you shouldn’t use texts for two-factor authentication

    For a long time, security experts have warned that text messages are vulnerable to hijacking — and this morning, they showed what it looks like in practice.

Amazon Changes Rental ('Cloud') Model on GNU/Linux

Devices/Hardware: Embedded/Boards, CODESYS, and EPYC Linux Performance

  • Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC
    While the MB-80580 SBC lists SATA II, the gateway indicates SATA III. Also, the gateway datasheet notes that the RS232 ports can all be redirected to RS232/422/485. Software includes Windows IoT Core and Server, as well as Yocto, Ubuntu Snappy Core, and CentOS Linux distributions.
  • Rugged panel PC scales up to a 19-inch touchscreen
    The fanless, IP65-rated WinSystems “PPC65B-1x” panel PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers 10.4 to 19-inch resistive touchscreens.
  • CODESYS announces CODESYS-compatible SoftPLC for open Linux device platforms
  • EPYC Linux performance from AMD
    Phoronix have been hard at work testing out AMD's new server chip, specifically the 2.2/2.7/3.2GHz EPYC 7601 with 32 physical cores.  The frequency numbers now have a third member which is the top frequency all 32 cores can hit simultaneously, for this processor that would be 2.7GHz.  Benchmarking server processors is somewhat different from testing consumer CPUs, gaming performance is not as important as dealing with specific productivity applications.   Phoronix started their testing of EPYC, in both NUMA and non-NUMA configurations, comparing against several Xeon models and the performance delta is quite impressive, sometimes leaving even a system with dual Xeon Gold 6138's in the dust.  They also followed up with a look at how EPYC compares to Opteron, AMD's last server offerings.  The evolution is something to behold.
  • Opteron vs. EPYC Benchmarks & Performance-Per-Watt: How AMD Server Performance Evolved Over 10 Years
    By now you have likely seen our initial AMD EPYC 7601 Linux benchmarks. If you haven't, check them out, EPYC does really deliver on being competitive with current Intel hardware in the highly threaded space. If you have been curious to see some power numbers on EPYC, here they are from the Tyan Transport SX TN70A-B8026 2U server. Making things more interesting are some comparison benchmarks showing how the AMD EPYC performance compares to AMD Opteron processors from about ten years ago.