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Google releases Cardboard VR viewer specs and SDKs

Friday 12th of December 2014 05:38:18 PM
Google released open hardware specs and Android and Unity SDKs for its “Google Cardboard,” which turns smartphones into a low-cost stereoscopic VR viewers. Google Cardboard was born as an informal virtual reality brainstorming project inside Google earlier this year, and a DIY kit was given away free to Google I/O attendees in June as a […]

How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently

Friday 12th of December 2014 04:41:07 PM
You may want to block IP addresses on your Linux box under various circumstances. As an end user, you may want to protect yourself from known spyware or tracker IP addresses. Or when you are running P2P software, you may want to filter out connections from networks associated with anti-P2P activity. If you are a […]Continue reading...The post How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to close an open DNS resolver How to set up Squid as a transparent web proxy on CentOS or RHEL What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux

Containers, microservices, and orchestrating the whole symphony

Friday 12th of December 2014 03:43:56 PM
The microservices architecture is far from a new trend; it's generally accepted as a better way to build apps these days. The common way to build apps was, until a few years ago, the monolithic approach—which was, if you look at it from a functional perspective, basically one deployment unit that does everything. Monolithic apps are good for small scale teams and projects, but when you need something that has a larger scale and involves many teams, it starts to become problematic. It's much harder to make changes, as the code base becomes bigger and more people make changes to it.read more

Install KVM (Kernel Based Virtual Machine) On Ubuntu Server 14.04 / 14.10

Friday 12th of December 2014 02:46:45 PM
KVM stands for Kernel Based Virtual Machine, it is a Kernel based virtualization software available in Linux like operating system. KVM is used to create and manage virtual machines and it works only if the CPU has a support of hardware Virtualization.

Install KVM (Kernel Based Virtual Machine) On Ubuntu Server 14.04 / 14.10

Friday 12th of December 2014 02:46:45 PM
KVM stands for Kernel Based Virtual Machine, it is a Kernel based virtualization software available in Linux like operating system. KVM is used to create and manage virtual machines and it works only if the CPU has a support of hardware Virtualization.

SparkyLinux 3.6 MATE Screenshot Tour

Friday 12th of December 2014 01:49:34 PM
I am happy to announce the fourth release, and the last this year, of SparkyLinux - 3.6 'Annagerman' LXDE, MATE, Razor-qt and Xfce. At the beginning, I'd like to thank all of our small but strong community members for their help with searching and solving bugs and problems. SparkyLinux 3.6 provides (as usual) all package updates, some bug fixes and small improvements, such as: Linux kernel 3.16.7, Xfce 4.10.1, LXDE 0.99.0, Razor-qt 0.5.2, MATE 1.8.1, Openbox 3.5.2; Twitter's microblogging client Hotot has been replaced by Turpial; the new wallpaper 'Vortex'; Sparky Conky Manager updated to version 0.1.7 with a new battery status applet.

Cisco Announces Plan to Reinvent Snort 3 IPS

Friday 12th of December 2014 12:52:23 PM
Back in 2009, Sourcefire, the lead commercial sponsor behind the widely deployed Snort open-source intrusion detection/prevention system (IDS/IPS), was working on building out its next-generation Snort 3.0 release. It's a release that never happened—that is, until today. -

Game of Thrones adventure released for Android

Friday 12th of December 2014 11:55:12 AM
Let’s face it, if you’re a viewer of the TV show or a reader of the books or both, you’ve probably thought you could do much better than the characters in the story, right? Well, now we’re all going to get our chance to rise or fall in Westeros. I wonder how many of us will succeed and join the small council, or fail and end up dead and rotting high above the gates of Casterly Rock?

Fedora 21 Raves & DRM Happiness

Friday 12th of December 2014 10:58:01 AM
But the real reason behind Fedora 21’s success? It’s an odd-numbered release. Historically, the odd-numbered releases have always been better than the even-numbered ones. Don’t ask me why. There’s no documentation or detailed research to prove why it happens this way. It’s just a physical law of the universe.

UT One Ubuntu Tablet Delayed; Rooted Android Device May Come Instead

Friday 12th of December 2014 10:00:50 AM
The UT One tablet, the mobile device based on Canonical's Ubuntu Touch Linux OS, has been delayed, but its developer may instead release an Android device that can also run Ubuntu.

Install and Configure PureFTPd with MySQL on an OpenSUSE Linux VPS

Friday 12th of December 2014 09:03:39 AM
Pure-FTPd is a free (BSD), secure, production-quality and standard-conformant FTP server which is actively supported and designed with security in mind. It focuses on efficiency....

Total War Series finally appears on Linux

Friday 12th of December 2014 08:06:28 AM
The British video games company The Creative Assembly has finally begun releasing successful strategy games of the Total War series for Linux. The first title that was published recently is Empire: Total War.

Hackable Roomba integrates Raspberry Pi

Friday 12th of December 2014 07:09:17 AM
iRobot’s hackable $200 “Create 2? version of its Roomba robot for STEM education can be programmed with a laptop, or via an onboard Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

Multiple X.Org Vulnerabilities Found, One Is from 1987

Friday 12th of December 2014 06:12:06 AM
One of the most important features of the open source development community is its ability to self-correct, even if it takes a very long time. A number of issues in X servers have been corrected recently, and some of them were actually very old. The record holder is a bug introduced back in 1987.

Mozilla to Support Certificate Transparency in Firefox

Friday 12th of December 2014 05:14:55 AM
Mozilla is planning to add support for Certificate Transparency checks in Firefox in the near future, but the company says that the feature won’t be turned on by default at first. Certificate Transparency is a proposal from engineers at Google that would help resolve some of the issues with certificate authorities, fraudulent certificates and stolen certificates. The framework would provide a public log of every certificate that’s issued by compliant CAs and also would provide proof to users’ browsers when each certificate is presented. Google is planning to implement CT in Chrome, and now Mozilla officials say that the company will implement in Firefox, but the process will be a gradual one.

Ubuntu Core Linux Gets 'Snappy' for Docker Container Security

Friday 12th of December 2014 04:17:44 AM
From an application deployment perspective, applications for Snappy Ubuntu are packaged as "snaps," which provides a mechanism to help ensure package authenticity and security."Not only will users be able to validate what they downloaded is exactly what they wanted, they will also be able to validate that the current state on disk matches that at any time," Kirkland said. "The tools for this are not yet included, but are a critical piece of our security design and will become available during our beta program."

Rugged SMARC module runs Linux on i.MX6

Friday 12th of December 2014 03:20:33 AM
Adlink unveiled an “LEC-iMX6? SMARC COM built around Freescale’s i.MX6, with up to 2GB soldered DDR3L and 64GB eMMC, plus -40 to 85°C temperature support. The LEC-iMX6 is designed for portable — or just plain small — industrial automation, medical, testing and measurement, transportation, and digital signage applications. Like most embedded vendors this year, Adlink uses the IoT acronym, and here it actually seems to fit.

Hachicorp Raises $10M to Advance Open Source DevOps Vision

Friday 12th of December 2014 02:23:22 AM
Developer behind the popular open source Vagrant tool expands with new commercial product and the money to move it forward.

The 7DFPS Challenge 2014: A Linux Perspective

Friday 12th of December 2014 01:26:11 AM
Last month, hundreds of developers from around the world came together to challenge themselves to make first person games in seven days for the 7DFPS game jam.

Porteus 3.1 Screenshot Tour

Friday 12th of December 2014 12:29:00 AM
The Porteus community was delighted to find that Santa had dropped into our chimney a little early this year and left a shiny new Porteus Desktop edition 3.1, as well as Porteus Kiosk edition 3.2.0. A major change in the new desktop edition is the inclusion of the new LXQt desktop which replaces both Razor-qt and LXDE. Changes in this release (relative to 3.1) include: Linux kernel 3.17.4; kernel configuration 0 compiled support for FB_EFI, increased number of Aufs branches to 1024, added input drivers; Porteus installer - user must type 'OK' before MBR will be updated; added 'ntpdate' utility from NTP package which synchronizes the clock over Internet if 'timezone=' cheatcode is enabled.

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