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Which Linux desktop environment do you prefer?

Monday 29th of May 2017 11:19:35 PM
Your desktop environment defines your Linux experience. It's no surprise that many people have developed strong opinions about which environment works best for them.When we asked this question a couple of years ago, GNOME was the clear winner with KDE in a not-too-distant second. But there were still many users of alternative desktop environments among our readers.read more

5 Myths About Linux That Scares Away New Users

Monday 29th of May 2017 10:05:15 PM
The world relies on Linux to power its technologies but that's not the case with desktop Linux. When it comes to the desktop version, there are actually some famous myths about Linux and if one believes them, he/she will be very reluctant to use Linux. This article debunks those myths.

Linux comm command tutorial for beginners (5 examples)

Monday 29th of May 2017 08:50:55 PM
The comm command in Linux lets users compare two sorted files line by line. In this tutorial, we will discuss this command line tool using easy to understand examples. The following examples should give you a nice idea about how the 'comm' tool works.

How To Run Tomcat Server At Startup On Ubuntu Server

Monday 29th of May 2017 07:19:25 PM
Every developer knows that for running any web applications it needs a web server. One of the most famous web servers for J2EE is Apache Tomcat. Tomcat runs applications created in JSP, JSF, Javascript and available languages. To start the web server you need to run a shell file called startup.sh and if you need to restart your server you need to go to the folder and run the same command again. What if you could run a script for this command to start tomcat every time your system starts? In this article, we will show you how to run apache tomcat server in Ubuntu on startup, but first, let me tell you more about Tomcat.

Linux Mint Sandboxing Guide

Monday 29th of May 2017 05:47:56 PM
Firejail is an easy to use sandbox that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications using seccomp-bpf and Linux namespaces. From the beginning the team realized the contradiction between security and comfort, and made ease of use one of the main project goals.

Presentations in a browser

Monday 29th of May 2017 03:27:34 PM
If you've ever given a slide presentation at a conference, you know the drill. Tell the audio-visual people what session your talk is in, then hand them a USB stick with your PowerPoint on it. The presentation has to be in Microsoft PowerPoint because the one and only laptop plugged into the data projector runs Windows and PowerPoint. No LibreOffice Impress, no other presentation software, sorry. Of course, if you do your presenting from your own computer, there are a couple of dozen free and proprietary alternatives to PowerPoint. But you already have a presentation application on your computer! And I mean almost any computer, including the laptop used at that conference. It's called a browser.

11 reasons to use the GNOME 3 desktop environment for Linux

Monday 29th of May 2017 01:04:36 PM
Late last year, an upgrade to Fedora 25 caused issues with the new version of KDE Plasma that made it difficult for me to get any work done. So I decided to try other Linux desktop environments for two reasons. First, I needed to get my work done. Second, having been using KDE exclusively for many years, I thought it might be time to try some different desktops.read more

Raspberry Pi foundation merges with CoderDojo Foundation

Monday 29th of May 2017 10:41:39 AM
Two coding-for-kids orgs already overlapped, now plan joint accelerationThe Raspberry Pi Foundation and the CoderDojo Foundation have merged in order to combine forces and accelerate both organisation's mission to teach kids how to code.…

Scribus 1.5.3 free desktop publishing application released!

Monday 29th of May 2017 08:18:41 AM
The Scribus Team is very pleased to announce the release of the development version Scribus 1.5.3, which is another major step onto the next fully-featured version 1.6.0. In terms of stability, 1.5.3 features a completely rewritten text layout engine, which supports complex scripts like Arabic, Hindi or Thai, as well as providing access to advanced OpenType features, such as ligatures and alternate glyphs.

How To Reset Root Password In CentOS 7

Monday 29th of May 2017 05:55:44 AM
?One of the most important things for Linux users is to know what to do if the root password is lost. Many times we create a strong password for our computer, but sometimes we forget it. This trouble is mostly for servers, and CentOS is a Linux distro focused on servers, so in this article, we're going to learn how to reset password in CentOS Linux.

BlankOn 10 Tambora : Based on Debian and Use DE Based On GNOME 3.20 Called Manokwari

Monday 29th of May 2017 03:32:47 AM
BlankOn 10 tambora is the latest release of Linux Blankon. This release Blankon 10 ships with the latest desktop environment based-on GNOME 3.20 called MANOKWARI, based on Debian and powered Linux Kernel 4.6, introduce BlankOn Installer with brand new UI design and include new icon pack “Tebu Icon” designed by BlankOn Artwork Team

How To Configure SAMBA Server And Transfer Files Between Linux & Windows

Monday 29th of May 2017 01:09:50 AM
If you are reading this article it means you have a network at home or office with Windows and Linux hosts or have created a virtual network using VirtualBox and need to send files between a Linux host to Windows. File transfer between Linux and Windows can be done using SAMBA which is an open source software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients, allowing interoperability between Unix/Linux based system and Windows-based system.

Peppermint 8 Linux OS Released, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS with Linux 4.8

Sunday 28th of May 2017 10:46:52 PM
Mark Greaves of the Peppermint development team was proud to announce today the release and immediate availability of the Peppermint 8 GNU/Linux distribution.

Windows is now built on Git, but Microsoft has found some bottlenecks

Sunday 28th of May 2017 08:23:55 PM
300 GB repo handles 8,421 pulls and 1,760 official builds a day, more once GVFS fix is inMicrosoft has adopted Git to manage the vast collection of code that is Windows' source, and has shared performance issues it's had to fix along the way.…

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP2 Installation Guide with Screenshots

Sunday 28th of May 2017 06:29:33 PM
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP2 Installation Guide with Screenshots

'It's easier than Linux, so what's the problem?'

Sunday 28th of May 2017 04:35:11 PM
Sysadmin pilot fish is working for a big defense contractor, and when it comes to Unix and Linux, he's got decades of experience.

Creating Virtual Machines in KVM: Part 2 - Networking

Sunday 28th of May 2017 02:40:49 PM
When last we met, we learned the basics of creating new virtual machines in Creating Virtual Machines in KVM: Part 1. Now we're going to learn how to control Internet access for our virtual machines, network VMs with each other, and create new virtual networks.

Void Linux - the Strangely Overlooked Distribution

Sunday 28th of May 2017 12:46:27 PM
Ahh, Void Linux. You may or may not have heard of it. If you have, more than likely it was by word of mouth, so to speak, from internet comments on a forum, YouTube video or in passing on Reddit. But this little distro rarely gets any press or recognition otherwise. Perhaps it's time that changes, as Void Linux is an interesting distro in its own right and a good alternative to something like Arch Linux. It also has a no-systemd approach.

Feren OS Could Be the Best-Looking Desktop on the Market

Sunday 28th of May 2017 10:52:05 AM
Imagine taking Linux Mint, placing the Cinnamon desktop on it and then theming it to not only to serve as a perfect drop-in replacement for Windows 7 but to be one of the most beautiful Linux desktops you’ve seen in a long while. That’s what Feren OS has managed -- and has done so with aplomb.

That Nasty Samba Vulnerability Is Now Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases

Sunday 28th of May 2017 08:57:43 AM
You might have read the news this morning about a wormable code-execution bug discovered in the Samba free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, which existed in Samba for more than 7 years.

More in Tux Machines

GNOME 3.25.3 Released, GTK Development

  • GNOME 3.25.3 Now Available
    GNOME 3.25.3 is now available as the latest stepping stone towards September's release of GNOME 3.26.
  • GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment Development Continues, New Milestone Is Out Now
    Matthias Clasen has informed the community via an email announcement that the third milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment is now ready for public testing. After a one day delay, GNOME 3.25.3 is now available, and it's the third development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment that could be used by default in popular GNU/Linux distributions, such as the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) or Fedora 27, both due for release later this year. It brings a bunch of updates and new features to several of its components and apps.
  • Eight years since first release and still no usable theme?
    Well, let me be frank. Ever since gtk-3.0 I've been skeptical of it, especially of the theming aspect. In gtk-2 we had (and still have) many themes ranging from trash to excellent, almost every kind of taste could have been satisfied. Not so in gtk-3. First issue is constant changes to theming API, meaning that despite there being hundreds of themes, only handful of them actually work right :( And among them, I still have yet to find one that would work on my fairly usual 15,6″ laptop screen with 1366×768 px resolution. Basicaly I have two issues.

Microsoft Dirty Tricks and Entryism

Security: Windows Causes Chaos, Routers With Back Doors, Patching of UNIX/Linux

  • Traffic lights in Australia hit by WannaCry ransomware [Ed: Well, who uses Microsoft Windows to manage traffic?!?!]

    Radio station 3aw reports that dozens of pole based traffic calming measures are infected and that this came as a surprise to the local minister and Road Safety Camera Commissioner when radio reporters told him about it.

  • Honda shuts down factory after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks
    The WCry ransomware worm has struck again, this time prompting Honda Company to halt production in one of its Japan-based factories after finding infections in a broad swath of its computer networks, according to media reports. The automaker shut down its Sayama plant northwest of Tokyo on Monday after finding that WCry had affected networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China, and other regions, Reuters reported Wednesday. Discovery of the infection came on Sunday, more than five weeks after the onset of the NSA-derived ransomware worm, which struck an estimated 727,000 computers in 90 countries. The mass outbreak was quickly contained through a major stroke of good luck. A security researcher largely acting out of curiosity registered a mysterious domain name contained in the WCry code that acted as a global kill switch that immediately halted the self-replicating attack.
  • GhostHook: CyberArk finds new way to attack Windows 10

    Researchers at CyberArk Labs have discovered a new way of gaining access to the innards of Windows 10 64-bit systems that can bypass existing safeguards, including the kernel patch protection known as PatchGuard that Microsoft developed to improve system security.

  • John McAfee claims 'every router in America has been compromised' by hackers and spies

    Technology pioneer John McAfee believes that every home internet router in America is wide open to cyberattacks by criminal hackers and intelligence agencies. He makes the claim speaking after revelations from WikiLeaks that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) targets the devices.

  • 'Stack Clash' Smashed Security Fix in Linux
    What's old is new again: an exploit protection mechanism for a known flaw in the Linux kernel has fallen to a new attack targeting an old problem.
  • Continuous defence against open source exploits
    Register for next month's expo for the public sector DevOps community to hear key speakers from the front line of public sector digital transformation and see the latest technologies at first hand. Andrew Martin, DevOps lead in a major government department, has been added to the line-up of speakers to talk about the importance of getting the approach to security right with open source software.
  • IoT goes nuclear: creating a ZigBee chain reaction [iophk: "use 6lowpan instead"]

    If plugging in an infected bulb is too much hassle, the authors also demonstrate how to take over bulbs by war-driving around in a car, or by war-flying a drone.

  • Passengers given a freight as IT glitch knocks out rail ticket machines

    The network of machines are operated by the individual franchises, but share a common infrastructure from German software company Scheidt and Bachmann.

OpenBSD Development News

  • OpenBSD now has Trapsleds to make life harder for ROPers
  • Historical: My first OpenBSD Hackathon

    I was a nobody. With some encouragement, enough liquid courage to override my imposter syndrome, and a few hours of mentoring, I'm now doing big projects. The next time you're sitting at a table with someone new to your field, ask yourself: how can you encourage them? You just might make the world better.

    Thank you Dale. And thank you Theo.

  • Finish the link-kit job
    We've had the linkkit components in the tree for a while, but it has taken nearly 20 rounds between rpe/tb/myself to get the last few bits finished. So that the link kit is cleanly used at reboot, but also fits in with the practices kernel developers follow.