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How To Create A VPN Killswitch Using Iptables on Linux

Friday 29th of September 2017 09:58:00 AM
If you're connected to a VPN, you need a killswitch. No, it's not as metal as it sounds. It's just a mechanism that stops your Internet connection when you're disconnected from the VPN. It protects you from inadvertently leaking sensitive information onto the Internet when the VPN connection drops.

Network Functions Virtualization: All Roads Lead to OPNFV

Friday 29th of September 2017 09:00:49 AM
We continue our series with a look at chapters 4 and 5, which provide a comprehensive description of the various open source NFV projects integrated by OPNFV and the carrier grade features contributed back to these upstream projects by the community.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Primary Linux OS of Samsung ARTIK 5 and 7 Smart IoT Modules

Friday 29th of September 2017 08:03:38 AM
Canonical recently partnered with Samsung to bring its Ubuntu Linux operating system to the Samsung ARTIK 5 and 7 family of smart IoT (Internet of Things) modules used in a wide-range of appliances.

When Microsoft met SUSE: This Windows-Linux partnership gets stronger every day

Friday 29th of September 2017 07:06:27 AM
SUSE and Microsoft have the longest running partnership between Linux and Windows. Since those early days, SUSE continued to work with Microsoft to run Linux on Windows Server with Microsoft's Hyper-V virtual machine (VM). That work would lead directly to Azure's ability to run Linux distributions. Currently, Linux VMs make up more than a third of the images running on Azure.

Krita 3.3 Open-Source Digital Painting App Released with Better HiDPI Support

Friday 29th of September 2017 06:09:16 AM
Krita, the cross-platform, open-source and free digital painting tool used by hundreds of thousands of artists worldwide, has been updated today to version 3.3, a point release that adds better HiDPI support and many other improvements.

Microsoft Joins Open Source Initiative Without Affecting Weather in Hell

Friday 29th of September 2017 05:12:05 AM
Back before Steve Ballmer permanently left the building, the only thing Microsoft hated more than Linux was open source. They said it was a cancer that was going to destroy the world, or at least job prospects for coders living in and around the greater Redmond area, unless they wanted to switch careers and become baristas at Starbucks.

Screenshots, Send Tabs and more! Today's faster Firefox provides upgraded features for all users

Friday 29th of September 2017 04:14:54 AM
When our intrepid user research team goes into the field and observes Firefox users in the wild, they find that users have all sorts of creative solutions to do things...

SUSE Studio merges with Open Build Service

Friday 29th of September 2017 03:17:43 AM
SUSE makes creating customized operating system images easier than ever with SUSE Studio Express. When SUSE first introduced SUSE Studio in 2010, it was a radical change. You could build your own Linux distribution without being a Linux expert. Today, we use custom Linux images inside containers, virtual machines (VM), and every cloud worth its name every day.

Open Source File Share Nextcloud to Add End-to-End Encryption

Friday 29th of September 2017 02:20:32 AM
It's also in rapid development. Since the fork that gave it birth, Nextcloud has evolved beyond being merely a Dropbox drop in. "In a way, it's like the first true Office 365 killer," is how Karlitschek put it.

Novelty and Outlier Detection

Friday 29th of September 2017 01:23:21 AM
In my last few articles, I've looked at a number of waysmachine learning can help make predictions. The basic idea isthat you create a model using existing data and then ask that model topredict an outcome based on new data.

3 Python web scrapers and crawlers

Friday 29th of September 2017 12:26:10 AM
In a perfect world, all of the data you need would be cleanly presented in an open and well-documented format that you could easily download and use for whatever purpose you need.In the real world, data is messy, rarely packaged how you need it, and often out-of-date. ?read more

Pay Attention! Ubuntu is Officially Dropping 32-bit Desktop Images

Thursday 28th of September 2017 11:28:59 PM
Ubuntu is dropping 32-bit desktop images from the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release. This paves the road for killing 32-bit support entirely from future Ubuntu releases.

pip – Easy Way To Manage Python Packages On Linux

Thursday 28th of September 2017 10:31:48 PM
pip is one of the recommended tool for installing Python packages in Linux.

Open source gamepad config tool 'SC Controller' has a pre-release to support more gamepads

Thursday 28th of September 2017 09:34:37 PM
SC Controller is the rather fantastic open source configuration tool for the Steam Controller, only now it's expanding to cover more gamepads.

3D selfies? What could possibly go wrong?

Thursday 28th of September 2017 08:37:26 PM
AI boffins find box marked 'Pandora', whack it with the AI-hammerWith the Internet already groaning under the weight of d!ck pics and facial scanning increasingly used instead of passwords, do we really want AI to turn flat images into accurate 3D renderings of their content?…

A 3-step process for making more transparent decisions

Thursday 28th of September 2017 07:40:15 PM
One of the most powerful ways to make your work as a leader more transparent is to take an existing process, open it up for feedback from your team, and then change the process to account for this feedback. The following exercise makes transparency more tangible, and it helps develop the "muscle memory" needed for continually evaluating and adjusting your work with transparency in mind.read more

How to Install Zikula on Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 28th of September 2017 06:43:04 PM
In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step by step instructions on how to install Zikula on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

Microsoft is Doing to 'Open Source' (OSI) What it Did to W3C

Thursday 28th of September 2017 05:45:53 PM
The corporate/mainstream media keeps telling us that Microsoft has changed and can now be trusted within its competition, but this media merely plays along with an expensive PR campaign which is intended to shift attention and systematically launder Microsoft's reputation

5.25-inch Apollo Lake SBC has up to 4x GbE ports

Thursday 28th of September 2017 04:48:42 PM
Commell’s 5.25-inch “LE-578” SBC offers Apollo Lake SoCs, 8x USB ports, 2x SATA ports, triple display support, and up to 4x GbE ports. Commell has released the LE-578, a 5.25-inch (203 x 146mm) form factor SBC that runs on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs. The only other SBCs we’ve seen in recent years that use this […]

How to Play World of Warcraft On Linux With Wine

Thursday 28th of September 2017 03:51:31 PM
World of Warcraft has been around for almost thirteen years, and it's still easily the most popular MMORPG. Unfortunately, after all that time Blizzard never released an official Linux client. It's not all bad, tough. Wine has you covered.

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  • Pixel 2 Has Screen Burn-In Problem, Google Says They’re “Actively Investigating” The Report
    Android Central has reported that their Pixel 2 XL review unit is having screen burn-in issues. That’s a bad thing for the latest made-by-Google flagship which was announced earlier on October 4, ditching the headphone jack.
  • Android-x86 7.1-rc2 Now Supports NVMe SSDs, Better QEMU VirGL
    The Android-x86 project derived from Google's Android Open-Source Project code-base remains officially at Android 6.0, but there is an Android 7.1 "Nougat" build available for testing. Quietly released earlier this month was a second release candidate based on Android 7.1. The Android-x86 7.1-RC2 release is based on upstream AOSP 7.1-RC2 / Nougat-MR2 along with some extra improvements for this x86-targeted build.
  • What To Do When The Power Button Of Your Android Phone Is Broken?
  • Samsung is adding Linux support for DeX with the new ‘Linux on Galaxy’ app
    Since Samsung debuted the DeX feature earlier this year with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones, the company has been making small changes to improve the whole experience of using your smartphone as a PC. In order to further enhance Samsung DeX, the company has announced “Linux on Galaxy”, an app that will let developers run Linux-based distributions on their mobile device, allowing them to code on-the-go. The app is DeX-enabled, which means developers can code on a bigger device, powered by their Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ or Galaxy Note8.
  • You can run any Linux distro on Samsung smartphones using Linux with Galaxy App
    The convergence of a smartphone with a PC/laptop is not new and has been in making for several years. In fact, the idea of such a convergence started with Nokia’s Communicator phone launched in 1996 when it was the undisputed king of feature phone and mobile phone arena. Ubuntu devs tried a similar theme with the now-dead Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets. The Ubuntu os was launched with the idea to run full Linux apps on your smartphone. The smartphone even gave users an option to connect a keyboard, mouse, and display. However, that did not sell.

Linux Foundation Announcements: CIP, OpenMessaging, CDLA

  • Civil Infrastructure Platform Announces the Release of CIP Core
    Hosted by The Linux Foundation, CIP addresses the needs of long-term software for the power generation and distribution, water, oil and gas, transportation and building automation industries. CIP members such as Codethink, Hitachi, Plat'Home, Renesas, Siemens and Toshiba are working to create a reliable and secure Linux-based embedded software platform that can be sustained more than 10 years and up to 60 years.
  • Linux Foundation Launches OpenMessaging Project
    ​Through a shared exertion bnb m from endeavors and groups put resources into the cloud, enormous information, and standard APIs, I'm eager to welcome the OpenMessaging project from The Linux Foundation. The OpenMessaging group will likely make a comprehensively embraced, merchant impartial, and open standard for dispersed informing that can be conveyed in the cloud, on-commence, and half and half utilize cases.
  • Linux Foundation Debuts Community Data License Agreement
    he Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the Community Data License Agreement (CDLA) family of open data agreements. In an era of expansive and often underused data, the CDLA licenses are an effort to define a licensing framework to support collaborative communities built around curating and sharing "open" data.
  • The Linux Foundation Releases Three New Open Source Guides for the Enterprise
    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, has released the next three in a series of Open Source Guides for the Enterprise, created to help executives, open source program managers, developers, attorneys and other decision makers learn how to best leverage open source. These three new guides add to the six released last month at Open Source Summit North America.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux OS Patched Against WPA2 KRACK Bug, GCC 6 Now Removed

If you're using the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system, you should know that one of the latest snapshots removed the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 6 packages from the default install and patched it against the WPA2 KRACK security vulnerability. Read more

Librem 5 Linux Phone to Include Nextcloud's End-to-End Encrypted File Storage

Purism and Nextcloud announced partnership to bring Nextcloud's end-to-end encrypted file sync and sharing services to Purism's mobile and desktop computing products Read more Also: Librem 5 Privacy-Focused Linux Phone Crowdfunding Campaign Ends with $2 Million Nextcloud to be available on 'free' smartphone