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Over half of world's top domains weak against email spoofing

Friday 24th of June 2016 05:33:17 PM
According to Swedish cybersecurity firm Detectify, poor authentication processes and configuration settings in servers belonging to hundreds of major online domains are could put users at risk of legitimate-looking phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails.

6 reasons why Guayadeque is a music lover's open source player

Friday 24th of June 2016 04:24:40 PM
Recently I upgraded my laptop's Linux to the latest release, and I was surprised and saddened to discover that the wonderful music player Guayadeque seems to be considered as dead upstream, at least in Debian and more

Wine 1.9.13 Introduces New Gecko Engine Based on Firefox 47, Unicode 9.0 Support

Friday 24th of June 2016 03:16:03 PM
The Wine development team has announced the release and immediate availability for download of the Wine 1.9.13 snapshot towards Wine 2.0.

Updating code can mean fewer security headaches

Friday 24th of June 2016 02:07:26 PM
Organizations with high rates of code deployments spend half as much time fixing security issues as organizations without such frequent code updates, according to a newly released study.

Explore Flatpak in Fedora 24

Friday 24th of June 2016 12:58:49 PM
One of the main features of Fedora 24 Workstation is better support for Flakpak — a new, distribution agnostic format for packaging and distributing Linux desktop apps. The two main goals of Flatpak are the creation of a single installation... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Tracy Hinds: Improving Education and Diversity at Node.js

Friday 24th of June 2016 11:50:12 AM
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Solving user experience problems with PatternFly

Friday 24th of June 2016 10:53:01 AM
Michael Dyrynda is a web developer at Hostworks, a freelance developer, and a blogger. He's working on his first open source project in Confomo with Matt Stauffer and podcasting the journey on more

Canonical Announces Snapd 2.0.9 with Full Snap Confinement on elementary OS 0.4

Friday 24th of June 2016 09:55:50 AM
Canonical's David Callé announced the release and general availability of Snapd 2.0.9 for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

ClusterHQ's Mohit Bhatnagar Talks about Flocker, Docker, and the Rise of Open Source

Friday 24th of June 2016 08:58:39 AM
Container technology remains very big news, and if you bring up the topic almost everyone immediately thinks of Docker. But, there are other tools that can compete with Docker, and tools that can extend it and make it more flexible. CoreOS’s Rkt, for example, is a command-line tool for running app containers.

MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics

Friday 24th of June 2016 08:01:28 AM
MapR, the data storage and analytics company, is revamping its partner program as it expands beyond Hadoop and other basic big data tools.

Letting Off Steam About Steam

Friday 24th of June 2016 07:04:17 AM
Having spent more considerable time trying to get Steam to work for another Linux distribution I have felt the need to have a rant. Why do we need to install a launcher, to install 300 megabytes of updates, to get 32 bit library errors? Why is it packaged so badly?

Shuttleworth Doesn't Expect Other OSes to Want to Fetch Snaps from Ubuntu Store

Friday 24th of June 2016 06:07:06 AM
When Canonical announced last week that their Snappy implementation is ready for use on some of the major GNU/Linux operating systems, some were revolted and started questioning Canonical's approach to delivering Snaps to other distros.

Top 22 things to do after installing Fedora 24 to make as user friendly

Friday 24th of June 2016 05:09:55 AM
Top 22 things to do after installing Fedora 24 to make as user friendly

Install KVM Hypervisor on CentOS 7.x and RHEL 7.x

Friday 24th of June 2016 04:12:44 AM
KVM is an open source hardware virtualization software through which we can create and run multiple Linux based and windows based virtual machines simultaneously.

The Perfect Server CentOS 7.2 with Apache, Postfix, Dovecot, Pure-FTPD, BIND and ISPConfig 3.1

Friday 24th of June 2016 02:48:08 AM
This tutorial shows how to install ISPConfig 3.1 on a CentOS 7.2 (64Bit) server. ISPConfig 3 is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, Mailman, and many more.

Astronomy for KDE

Friday 24th of June 2016 01:50:57 AM
Although I have covered a large number of science applications in the past, I haven't really lookedat too many options available within the KDE desktop environment. This has been due to myown biases in using a GTK-based desktop environment, but now I'd like to look at some of thepackages available for people who really like to use KDE on their ownmachines.

New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos

Friday 24th of June 2016 12:53:46 AM
It wasn't that long ago that the idea of managing petabytes of data, and monitoring giant busy computing clusters running thousands of services was something for the future and not the now. As it turned out, that was a mighty short future, and it's all happening now. These talks from MesosCon North America show how two different companies are solving configuration and data management issues with Apache Mesos and other tools. 

How to set up Android Studio for creating Android Apps And Games Using Linux

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 11:56:35 PM
This guide provides an overview for installing Android Studio within your Linux environment so that you can create apps and games. The process isn't as straight forward as it could be as it requires installing the JDK separately and enabling KVM.

Installing Arch Linux. Part 1

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 10:59:24 PM
Here I will try to provide an in depth guide on how to install and setup your own Arch Linux computer.

One-third of Azure virtual machines now run Linux

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 10:02:13 PM
During his keynote at DockerCon in Seattle this week, Mark Russinovich CTO of Microsoft Azure said that the share of Azure virtual machines running Linux has grown from 25 percent to 33 percent in the past year.

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KaOS 2016.06 Moves the Distro to Linux Kernel 4.6, Adds Full-Disk Encryption

The developers of the KaOS Linux operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2016.06 ISO image with some very exciting goodies. First and foremost, the devs have decided to move the distribution from the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series to Linux kernel 4.6, which makes it possible to fully automate the early microcode update. Furthermore, the default desktop environment has been migrated to the Beta of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7. Read more

Tiny Core Linux 7.2 Enters Development, First Release Candidate Is Out Now

The developers of one of the smallest GNU/Linux operating systems, Tiny Core, have announced that the next point release in the Tiny Core Linux 7 series, version 7.2, is now open for development. Tiny Core Linux 7.2 RC1 (Release Candidate 1) has been released today, June 25, 2016, and it lets early adopters and public testers get an early taste of what's coming to the final Tiny Core Linux 7.2 operating system in the coming weeks. Read more

Huawei CEO: Will keep using Android as long as it's open

He made the said comment in a Weibo post, where-in he also noted that Google's mobile OS has promoted the development of smartphones, which in turn has benefited consumers. Interestingly, he didn't say anything about whether or not Huawei is developing an in-house mobile OS - said to be called Kirin OS. His silence on the matter, though, can be taken as a confirmation of sorts, especially when his comment reflects the possibility of Google restricting the companies’ freedom with Android in future. Read more Also: Huawei CEO Comments On Rumors about its Independent OS