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An IRC quickstart guide

Friday 10th of June 2016 05:34:47 PM
With the basic concepts of IRC under your belt, you're ready to dive in and get started with IRC. This guide will help minimize the learning curve and get you into the conversations as easily as possible. Once you get started you'll find that IRC can be a great place for learning, fun, and friendships.GeneralTypes of inputIRC accepts two basic types of input:read more

Firefox 48 beta brings 'largest change ever' thanks to 'Electrolysis'

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:26:10 PM
Browser to split into a UI process and a content process, with secure sandboxes to comeFirefox 48 entered beta this week, complete with a feature called “Electrolysis” that Mozilla bills as “the largest change we’ve ever made to Firefox.”…

RIP ROP: Intel's cunning trick to kill stack-hoping exploits at CPU level

Friday 10th of June 2016 03:28:59 PM
How Chipzilla and Microsoft hope to get one step ahead of hackersIntel is pushing a neat technique that could block malware infections on computers at the processor level.…

Getting started with IRC

Friday 10th of June 2016 02:31:48 PM
Recent years have shown a resurgence in online chat technology.read more

How Bitcoin’s Blockchain tech could aid IoT interoperability

Friday 10th of June 2016 01:34:37 PM
Blockchain technology’s qualities of universality and security could be applied to the IoT messaging protocol problem, said Benedikt Herudek at OpenIoT Summit. One of the main themes of this year’s Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit was the challenge of bridging the growing number of Internet of Things (IoT) standards. Many speakers were hopeful about […]

Securing the server programs hiding in your Docker containers

Friday 10th of June 2016 12:37:26 PM
People worry about how secure containers are to outside attackers. That's a legitimate fear. I think what's even more of a concern is whether the application within your container is secure, or if it's really what you think it is.

Preventing break-ins on your Linux system

Friday 10th of June 2016 11:40:15 AM
All too often we hear about breaches in security where usernames and passwords were obtained and published online. Most of the time, what's revealed is that most passwords are very simple or iterative of a previous version (e.g., 12345 followed by 123456 on the next change). Implementing password requirements can help keep weak passwords out of your environment. These forced changes have their pros and cons, but when it comes down to it there are still flaws in authentication.read more

Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" Live Editions Are Now Available to Download

Friday 10th of June 2016 10:43:04 AM
We reported last week on the general availability of new install mediums for the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" operating system, as well as the release of the last update for Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy."

HITMAN looks like it's coming to SteamOS & Linux

Friday 10th of June 2016 09:45:53 AM
This is one series I had hoped we would get and it looks like we will be. HITMAN (the new 2016 version) looks like it's coming to SteamOS & Linux.

Container and Microservices Myths: The Red Hat Perspective

Friday 10th of June 2016 08:48:42 AM
Red Hat executive Lars Herrmann discusses container and microservices trends, including container portability, security and standards.

KDE neon User Edition 5.6 Available now

Friday 10th of June 2016 07:51:31 AM
KDE neon User Edition 5.6 is based on the latest version of Plasma 5.6 and intends to showcase the latest KDE technology on a stable foundation. It is a continuously updated installable image that can be used not just for exploration and testing but as the main operating system for people enthusiastic about the latest desktop software.

Help Make Open Source Secure

Friday 10th of June 2016 06:54:20 AM
Major security bugs in core pieces of open source software – such as Heartbleed and Shellshock – have elevated highly technical security vulnerabilities into national news headlines.

How to Automate Web Application Testing With Docker and Travis

Friday 10th of June 2016 05:57:09 AM
This tutorial is part of a series on how to create CI/CD pipelines for your web applications using Docker containers. It is following up the first part focused on how to use Docker Hub to automatically build your application images.

Apricorn's Aegis Secure Key 3.0 USB Drives

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:59:58 AM
Packing a mighty punch in a tiny package is the Apricorn's Aegis Secure Key 3.0 line of software-free, hardware-encrypted USB drives, which recently added a 480GB version.

Installing and Securing Nginx Websites on Linux with a Free SSL/TLS Certificate from Let’s Encrypt

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:02:47 AM
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open SSL/TLS Certificate authority (CA) that allows you to acquire Free SSL/TLS Certificates for your web server provided your verify your Domain. In this tutorial I will describe how you can download and install a Free Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificate on Linux for Nginx

New router chips could save open source firmware from FCC rules

Friday 10th of June 2016 03:05:36 AM
A company that designs MIPS processors for networking hardware says it is developing technology that would allow installation of open source firmware on wireless routers while still complying with the US Federal Communications Commission's latest anti-interference rules.

Why Microsoft is turning into an open-source company

Friday 10th of June 2016 02:08:25 AM
Microsoft now has its own BSD Unix operating system, supports Ubuntu as a subsystem on Windows 10, and recently open-sourced the Xamarin software development kit. This is not Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer's Microsoft.

Carrier board aims DragonBoard 410c SBC at UAV apps

Friday 10th of June 2016 01:11:14 AM
Gumstix and Arrow launched a customizable DragonBoard 410C expansion board for UAV and MAV applications, that adds NimbeLink LTE and camera support. Gumstix and Arrow Electronics announced the availability of a $149 variant of its AeroCore 2 board called the “AeroCore 2 Expansion Board for DragonBoard 410C.”

Linux Tutorial: Never lose another precious file on your filesystems again with mlocate

Friday 10th of June 2016 12:14:03 AM
Being asked to find needles in haystacks is all too familiar a task for Sysadmins.

How to record your terminal session on Linux

Thursday 9th of June 2016 11:16:52 PM
Recording a terminal session may be important in helping someone learn a process, sharing information in an understandable way, and also presenting a series of commands in a proper manner. Whatever the purpose, there are many times when copy-pasting text from the terminal won't be very helpful while capturing a video of the process is quite far-fetched and may not be always possible. In this quick guide, we will take a look at the easiest way to record and share a terminal session in .gif format.

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Security Leftovers

GeckoLinux 421 Plasma and SUSE Hack Week

  • GeckoLinux 421 Plasma review - It ain't no dragon
    I heard a lot of good praise about this little distro. My inbox is flooded with requests to take it for a spin, so I decided, hey, so many people are asking. Let us. The thing is, openSUSE derivatives are far and few in between, but the potential and the appeal are definitely there. Something like CentOS on steroids, the way Stella did once, the same noble way Fuduntu tried to emancipate Fedora. Take a somewhat somber distro and pimpify it into submission. GeckoLinux is based on openSUSE Leap, and I chose the Plasma Static edition. There's also a Rolling version, based on Tumbleweed, but that one never worked for me. The test box for this review is Lenovo G50. But wait! Dedoimedo, did you not recently write in your second rejection report that GeckoLinux had failed to boot? Indeed I did. But the combo of yet another firmware update on the laptop and a fresh new download fixed it, allowing for a DVD boot. Somewhat like the painful but successful Fedora exercise back in the day. Tough start, but let's see what gives.
  • La Mapería
    It is Hack Week at SUSE, and I am working on La Mapería (the map store), a little program to generate beautiful printed maps from OpenStreetMap data.
  • HackWeek XIV @SUSE: Tuesday

From Vista 10 to Linux Mint

  • Microsoft Scared into Changes, 5 Reasons to Ditch
    Following a small claims court judgment against them, Microsoft announced they would be making declining their Windows 10 upgrade easier. Why not just switch to Linux as Daniel Robinson highlighted five reasons you should. My Linux Rig spoke to Christine Hall of FOSS Force about her "Linux rig" today and Bryan Lunduke had some thoughts on Canonical's collaboration myth. Dedoimedo reviewed GeckoLinux 421 and Gary Newell tested Peppermint 7 on his new Lenovo Ideapad.
  • After Multi-Month Tone Deaf Shitshow, Microsoft Finally Lets Users Control Obnoxious Windows 10 Upgrade
    Microsoft's decision to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 made sense on its surface. It was a nice freebie for users happy to upgrade, and an effective way to herd customers on older Windows iterations onto the latest platform to help consolidate support expense. But Microsoft's upgrade in practice has seen no shortage of criticism from users annoyed by a total lack of control over the update, and Microsoft's violent tone deafness in response to the complaints. For example a Reddit post from an anti-poaching organization made the rounds earlier this year after the 17 GB automatic Windows 10 update resulted in huge per megabyte charges from their satellite broadband ISP. Microsoft's response to these complaints? Ignore them. As complaints grew, Microsoft finally provided a way to fully disable the forced upgrade, but made sure it involved forcing users to modify the registry, something Microsoft knew full well less technical users wouldn't be comfortable attempting to hurdle. [...] Things have been escalating ever since, often to comedic effect. But this week things changed somewhat with the news that Microsoft has struck a $10,000 settlement with a California woman who sued the company after an ill-timed Windows 10 upgrade brought her office computers to a crawl. The woman took Microsoft to court after support failed to help resolve the issue, a spokesman saying Microsoft halted its appeal of the ruling "to avoid the expense of further litigation."
  • Microsoft pays $10,000 to unwilling Windows 10 updater
  • The Linux Setup - Christine Hall, FOSS Force
    On my main desktop, I use Linux Mint 17.1, Rebecca. My main laptop, a 64-bit machine, is running Mint 17.2 Rafaela. The laptop got updated from Rebecca so I could write a review, but the desktop never got upgraded because it’s a 32-bit machine and would require another download, which I haven’t had the time to do. I have another laptop running Bodhi, which might be my favorite distro, but I can be more productive with Mint.
  • Linux Mint 18 Finally Arrives — Download Cinnamon and MATE Edition ISO Files Here
    The wait for the summer’s hottest Linux distro is over and you can finally download the release version of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah”. Often called the best Linux distribution for desktop PCs, Mint 18 comes loaded with new features and Linux 4.4 LTS Kernel.

AMD and Linux

  • The Updated AMD Polaris Firmware Blobs Needed For RX 480 Support Land
    One day ahead of the Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch, the necessary firmware updates for the production graphics card support have landed in linux-firmware.git.
  • AMD RX 480 released, AMD will possibly open up Radeon Software
    The next generation of AMD GPU's have launched, and it begins with the AMD RX 480. Benchmarks are now out there along with plenty of info. I don't have the card myself as I have no contacts at AMD, but luckily Phoronix managed to bag a card and he's done plenty of testing as you can imagine. I will be referencing the green site due to other sites obviously focusing on Windows.