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The most recent major security vulnerability in the Linux kernel's open source code has triggered more panic than it merits.
One of the things that some people say about the Linux platform is that it's fragmented, just like Android. The truth is that fragmentation doesn't really apply to the Linux platform, and the fact that there are too many distros to count is actually a good thing.
Back in 2014 I wrote a post that explained why you should close your Facebook account. And now there’s yet another reason why you should immediately delete your facebook account permanently. Facebook is deleting posts in Europe that it considers “racist” or “xenophobic.”
GPG: General Concepts GPG, or GnuPG, refers to the Gnu Privacy Guard utility. GPG is a freely available implementation of the OpenPGP standard that was released by Werner Koch in 1999. The security and privacy of data and individuals is an important topic... Continue Reading →
It’s not the distro that’s important to most users, they said, because most users don’t interact with the distro itself as they work and play on their Linux machines. Instead, the average user’s direct interaction with a computer is primarily through the desktop environment, whether that be KDE, GNOME, Unity or something they rolled on their own on a Friday night instead of having a boys’ or girls’ night out.
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It's been a while since we last heard something from the developers of the most prominent open-source video player software in the GNU/Linux ecosystem, MPlayer, which today reached version 1.2.1.
One of the most powerful organizations in the open-source world faces questions over why it quietly did away with two seats on its board designated for non-corporate members. As of Jan. 15, the Linux Foundation’s bylaws were changed to remove a provision that allowed for the election of two board members by the group’s individual affiliates. The entirety of the board’s membership is now selected by the Linux Foundation’s corporate members.
The GNOME developers have just released the fourth milestone towards the upcoming GNOME 3.20 desktop environment, which means that many of the apps received improvements and new features.
Squid is a web proxy and cache server which primarily provides proxy and cache services for the HTTP protocol.
Just a few minutes ago, Linus Torvalds announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.5 kernel series.
Debian 8 (Jessie) has just gotten a new update, and developers have added a number of fixes and other adjustments for some serious issues.
BirdFont is an open source and cross platform Font creator and editor. BirdFont has both free and paid versions. If you design fonts then you should give BirdFont a try. It's easy to install and use in Linux distributions.
Are you a distro hopper? Are you one of those people who knows what day of the week it is because of which distro you’re using? If so, this quiz for you. But even if you’re one of those people who finds a distro you like and sticks with it until it becomes as comfortable as a well worn shoe, you’ve probably done your homework, and that’s why you were able to find the distro that was a perfect fit for you. In other words, you’ll probably do well on our quiz too — because it just might be a tortoise and hare sort of thing.
This post briefly describes how to rebuild currently used openstack-packstack packages on CentOS 7.2 (RDO Liberty) and put in work patch proposed by bugzilla record"Bug 1254389 - Can no longer run packstack to maintain cluster" right away, i.e. avoiding waiting official procedure of pushing new openstack-packstack packages to stable repos.
If you want a single board computer, at the moment you would be looking at something like a Raspberry Pi or its many competitors. Problem with these is they are all ARM based, but now JaguarBoard is changing the trend by ditching arm for x86.
Is world peace next? GNOME and KDE are neighbors at SCALE 14X, and for all intents and purposes that was by design. Thank, or blame, SoCal SUSE, which arranged for the two desktop rivals — both available on openSUSE and other major distros — to share a large booth at SCALE 14X.
Ever wanted/needed to setup an OpenLDAP Server that can passthrough the password portion of authentication to a Windows DC LDAP Server? Well recently I happened to set something up to do just that so we could accomplish a single sign on solution for our Linux/BSD/Unix systems and AD systems. What was most interesting is the group I work in only supports and maintains Linux/BSD/Unix systems. We actually did not need to directly access a single DC we only needed a service account.
This is the second time in three years that IT-oLogy’s longest running conference has been cancelled. In 2014 the event was cancelled, evidently due to logistical problems as IT-oLogy was in the process of launching the first Great Wide Open conference in Atlanta. Last year there was no Atlanta event, and POSSCON was successfully rebooted in Columbia, attracting around 850 atendees.
So hand it overAn Oracle lawyer has blurted out in court how much money Google has made from Android – figures that the web giant has fiercely fought to keep secret.…