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OpenSSH 6.8 Is a Major Release that Contains Numerous New Features and Bugfixes

Thursday 19th of March 2015 11:05:12 AM
OpenSSH, the world’s most popular open-source, 100% complete SSH (Secure Shell) protocol that also includes SFTP (Secure FTP) client and server support, has been updated today to version 6.8. This release includes a great number of new features and many bug fixes to make OpenSSH more reliable and stable than ever.

Tighten Up SSH

Thursday 19th of March 2015 10:08:01 AM
SSH is a Swiss Army knife and Hogwart's magic wand all rolled into onesimple command-line tool. As often as we use it, we sometimes forget thateven our encrypted friend can be secured more than it is by default. Fora full list of options to turn on and off, simply type mansshd_configto read the man page for the configuration file.

Online Tool Allows Anyone to Create Web Apps for Ubuntu Phone

Thursday 19th of March 2015 09:10:50 AM
David Callé has announced earlier today that he developed a web-based application for the website designed from the ground up to allow anyone to create Web Apps for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system that powers the awesome Ubuntu phones everyone talks about these days.

Android smartwatch enlightens dumb phone and tablet

Thursday 19th of March 2015 08:13:39 AM
Neptune launched a WiGig-connected “Neptune Suite” on Indiegogo, comprising an Android smartwatch, a barebones phone and tablet, and a keyboard and TV dongle. Neptune, which launched the full-featured, Android-based Neptune Pine smartwatch last year, tipped a Neptune Duo product in February that was to comprise an autonomous smartwatch that controlled a “dumb” smartphone. The Duo […]

Linux Mint Debian 2 release candidate available

Thursday 19th of March 2015 07:16:28 AM
In today's open source roundup: Download the release candidate of Linux Mint Debian 2. Plus: The best Android Wear apps so far, and BioShock Infinite released for Linux.

How to perform BGP traffic engineering using Quagga on Linux

Thursday 19th of March 2015 06:19:17 AM
The previous tutorials demonstrated how we can turn a CentOS box into a BGP router and filter BGP prefixes using Quagga. Now that we understand basic BGP configuration, we will examine in this tutorial how we can perform more advanced traffic engineering on Quagga.

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for all users worldwide - Updated

Thursday 19th of March 2015 05:22:06 AM
Speaking to Reuters from the WinHEC conference in China, Microsoft's operating system chief Terry Myerson said, "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10." This means that everyone running Windows 7 or 8.1, irrespective of whether you pirated the operating system or not, will be allowed to upgrade to a legitimate version of Windows 10.

Pebble game with Android connectivity

Thursday 19th of March 2015 04:24:55 AM
Pebble OS-based smart watches are social creatures. Let’s teach Flappy Tux to get in touch with Android smartphones.

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon RC Screenshot Tour

Thursday 19th of March 2015 03:27:44 AM
The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 2 "Betsy" Cinnamon RC. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu. LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users.

Dell’s Linux PC sequel still “just works”—but it adds 4K screen and rough edges

Thursday 19th of March 2015 02:30:33 AM
Dell hasn’t done any customization to the "Developer Edition" laptop on the hardware side. This is a standard M3800, same as you could order with Windows on it. The specs are identical. To actually order one, you visit Dell’s store page for the M3800 and tick the "Ubuntu Linux 14.04 SP1" option in the operating system box (an option which actually subtracts $101.50 from the laptop’s price, thanks to not needing to pay for a Windows license). You can do (almost) any of the same customizations to the Developer Edition as you can to the vanilla Windows model, with the one major exception being that the Web store interface won’t let you add a second storage device.

Web geeks grant immortality to Sir Terry Pratchett using smuggled web code

Thursday 19th of March 2015 01:33:22 AM
'A man is not dead while his name is still spoken'The death of Sir Terry Pratchett last week left many fans bereft, but some canny geeks have devised a system to ensure his name lives on in everyday web traffic.

It's Alive! (maybe, sort of)

Thursday 19th of March 2015 12:36:11 AM
Nearly 12 years after it was filed, a lawsuit against IBM Corp. that riled the open-source computer code community is back on the federal court docket in Utah. (No, this isn't an early April Fool's joke. Would that it were.)

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon and MATE Release Candidates Available for Download

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 11:39:00 PM
Clement Lefebvre has announced a few minutes ago, March 18, the immediate availability for download and testing of the Release Candidate versions of Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon and MATE, two computer operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and built around the Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments created by Linux Mint developers.

Help Fedora find a Diversity Advisor

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 10:41:49 PM
Increased diversity is crucial to the future of open source. A range of contributors from varying backgrounds brings broader experience to the table, which makes for healthier projects — and ultimately better software.

FOSS & Accessibility: The New Frontier

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 09:44:38 PM
Charlie Kravetz said he was a little nervous at SCALE 13x. Not only had his presentation slides gorped about a week ahead of the expo (he got them back together and working, of course), it was Charlie’s first time speaking in front of a group. And the message he wished to convey in his talk, “Accessibility in Software,” was an important one.

Test Internet Speed from the Terminal on Ubuntu Linux

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 08:47:27 PM
speedtest.cli is command line tool which is used to test Internet bandwidth from the terminal on Linux like Operating system.

CIOs: Use DevOps to break down traditional development silos

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 07:50:16 PM
Everyone's talking about the benefits of DevOps, but moving to a DevOps model can be a big challenge for traditional IT departments.

How to install Seafile on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 06:53:05 PM
Seafile is a OpenSource cloud storage software. It offers file sharing and syncing for individual users and groups, it provides client side encryption and easy access from mobile devices. This tutorial describes the steps to install Seafile on Ubuntu 14.04.

antiX 15 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 05:55:54 PM
antiX 15 beta1-V available for testing. This is a 32-bit antiX full using SysVInit (hence the V) and some repackaged debs for 'nosystemd', e.g CUPS, dBUS. The ISO image is 701 MB so testers will have to overburn the CD. Custom 3.19.1 Linux kernel; addition of alsa-sound-card to set up multiple sound cards; Debian 'Jessie' set as default; UEFI support on the live medium (no support yet in the installer); reorganised menu layout; reorganised boot menu; splash enabled at boot - to remove press F7 and choose the 'No VGA' option; improved localisation - but it still needs work; many minor bugs squashed. Please test and post issues, comment in the forums.

The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 04:58:43 PM
The GNU Manifesto is characteristic of its author—deceptively simple, lucid, explicitly left-leaning, and entirely uncompromising. Richard Stallman, who published his manifesto in March of 1985, has been known to say that, "with software, either the users control the program, or the program controls the users."

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