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Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 to Be Released on September 14, Add Numerous Improvements

Monday 5th of September 2016 09:06:36 AM
We've been asked by many of our readers what's going on with the development of the next major OTA software update for Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices.

Install WebERP On Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

Monday 5th of September 2016 07:12:14 AM
Install WebERP On Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server. webERP is a complete web based accounting and business management system that requires only a web-browser and pdf reader to use.

Create Your Own Local apt Repository to Avoid "Dependency Hell"?

Monday 5th of September 2016 05:17:52 AM
There are times when you download a .deb file that simply must be installed. Once on your machine, you run the dpkg command on the file only to find yourself in a quagmire of dependencies. Instead of trying to wade through the dependency hell that dpkg can put you through, why not let apt take care of the heavy lifting?

Akademy Awards 2016

Monday 5th of September 2016 03:23:30 AM
Winners Kenny, Dan, Christoph, Dominic, Aleix. QtCon talks closed with our annual awards ceremony, the Akademy Awards. Given each year to the most valued and hardest working KDE contributors, they are awarded by the jury from the previous year.

openSUSE : Distro Review Of The Week

Monday 5th of September 2016 01:29:08 AM
openSUSE is one of the best Linux distributions in the world. Apart from Ubuntu, openSUSE is probably one of the best multi-purpose distribution around.The distro is geared towards desktop users and developers working on desktop or server. openSUSE is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Three Open Source Business Models

Sunday 4th of September 2016 11:34:46 PM
Knowing exactly how developers of open source code you're thinking of using are funding their efforts will not only help you determine whether the project will remain supported for years to come, but will help keep you from walking into traps such as vendor lock-in.

AndEX Project Brings Android 7.0 Nougat with GAPPS & Linux Kernel 4.4 to Your PC

Sunday 4th of September 2016 09:40:24 PM
Arne Exton is happy to inform us about the release of the first build of his AndEX project based on Google's recently released Android 7.0 Nougat mobile operating system.

QtCon Closing Keynote with Julia Reda MEP

Sunday 4th of September 2016 06:13:59 PM
The talks are over after the three days of QtCon Akademy 2016 which means the BoF sessions and hacking days are about to begin. To close the talks at the conference we had a finishing keynote by Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament and member of the Pirate Party. She began by saying that on a fundamental level government is all of us, and it provides the infrastructure for our culture. Software used by the government is also a public service and the only philosophy that takes responsibility for that is free and open source software.

Material Design Inspired Paper Theme For Ubuntu

Sunday 4th of September 2016 03:16:56 PM
Paper is material design inspired modern desktop theme suit. Designed by Sam Hewitt, paper theme provides clear desktop GUI experience with flat icons accompanied by light shadows. The menu lists, options etc resembles the design that we seen in vanilla android Lollipop and Marshmallow. Paper theme desktop suit currently works on Ubuntu and its derivatives.

Install ionCube Loader on a CentOS 7 VPS

Sunday 4th of September 2016 01:22:34 PM
ionCube loader is a PHP module that enables PHP to load files, protected with the ionCube Encoder software. It is mostly used by many commercial software vendors to protect their code and stop it from being visible. In this tutorial we will show you how to enable ionCube Loaders on a CentOS 7 VPS.

Top 10 and editors picks: August review

Sunday 4th of September 2016 11:28:12 AM
With 100 articles published, August was a fun and busy month on Opensource.com. We published two series, LinuxCon/ContainerCon Toronto and Back to School, which continued into September.

Talks and Hacking Continue at QtCon

Sunday 4th of September 2016 09:33:50 AM
A second packed day of talks has taken place at QtCon, the largest and most diverse and dynamic gathering of end-user software communities for open development ever. KDE contributors gave talks next to pure Qt coders, the VLC team pondered the merits of porting to Telsa cars and the FSF-E celebrated 15 years with their annual awards.

Netbeans IDE - One Of The Most Popular Linux Code Editors

Sunday 4th of September 2016 07:39:28 AM
NetBeans is a software development platform written in Java. It is the popular Linux code editor available today for development in Java,C ,C++ and PHP and provides many of pre-configured code templates and code generation tools for faster development support. Netbeans is cross-platform and runs on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

Installing WINE

Sunday 4th of September 2016 05:45:06 AM
Since there are multiple available versions of WINE, there are different ways to install it as well. Of course, each distribution also packages and ships WINE differently, and most only ship one or two versions of it. Thankfully, there are third party repositories available, and, when all else fails, WINE can be compiled from source.

6 Best Linux Distributions For Educational Use

Sunday 4th of September 2016 03:50:44 AM
For those in Education, there are quite a number of specialized Linux distributions that are geared towards education. We take a look at some of the top notch distros that are available in this space.

Redesigning Tor, Goodbye OpenOffice & More…

Sunday 4th of September 2016 01:56:22 AM
Also included: Remembering Vernon Adams, Red Hat vs. VMware, a new distro release, openSUSE Leap and ransomware that deletes files.

QtCon Day 2: Extended Track Coverage

Sunday 4th of September 2016 12:02:00 AM
There is so much about QtCon and all its diversity and enthusiasm right from the Traffic Cone hats to the Ratatouille to the parallel KDE, FSFE, Qt tracks that all of it can't be summed up even across numerous dot stories. So this article in particular aims at giving a detailed summary of some of the talks not covered in the previous dot story and a more detailed version of the lightning talks for those who prefer a quick read over watching videos.

SMS on the Linux desktop, Linux's 25th birthday, and more open source news

Saturday 3rd of September 2016 10:07:38 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at SMS on the Linux desktop, Linux's 25th birthday, inexpensive ecological homesteads, and more.Open source news roundup for August 28-September 3, 2016read more

Batch file renaming and integrated archive support added to Nautilus

Saturday 3rd of September 2016 08:13:16 PM
The Files application (aka Nautilus) is getting a major update in Fedora 25 Workstation. Fedora 25 is slated to include Nautilus 3.22, adding a new GUI interface for  batch renaming of files, and will also add integrated archive support. GNOME... Continue Reading →

QtCon FInished First Day of 13 Tracks of Talks

Saturday 3rd of September 2016 06:18:54 PM
Today is a historic day for KDE, a community founded 20 years ago. We are celebrating with like-minded communities doing what we do best; discussing and promoting technical achievements with our friendly communities of FSF-E, Qt and VLC. A massive thirteen tracks of talks run concurrently here at the Berlin Conference Centre covering topics from community to debugging to the switch to Qt 6.

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  • New Open Source Linux Ransomware Divides Infosec Community
    Following our investigation into this matter, and seeing the vitriol-filled reaction from some people in the infosec community, Zaitsev has told Softpedia that he decided to remove the project from GitHub, shortly after this article's publication. The original, unedited article is below.
  • Fax machines' custom Linux allows dial-up hack
    Party like it's 1999, phreakers: a bug in Epson multifunction printer firmware creates a vector to networks that don't have their own Internet connection. The exploit requirements are that an attacker can trick the victim into installing malicious firmware, and that the victim is using the device's fax line. The firmware is custom Linux, giving the printers a familiar networking environment for bad actors looking to exploit the fax line as an attack vector. Once they're in that ancient environment, it's possible to then move onto the network to which the the printer's connected. Yves-Noel Weweler, Ralf Spenneberg and Hendrik Schwartke of Open Source Training in Germany discovered the bug, which occurs because Epson WorkForce multifunction printers don't demand signed firmware images.
  • Google just saved the journalist who was hit by a 'record' cyberattack
    Google just stepped in with its massive server infrastructure to run interference for journalist Brian Krebs. Last week, Krebs' site, Krebs On Security, was hit by a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that took it offline, the likes of which was a "record" that was nearly double the traffic his host Akamai had previously seen in cyberattacks. Now just days later, Krebs is back online behind the protection of Google, which offers a little-known program called Project Shield to help protect independent journalists and activists' websites from censorship. And in the case of Krebs, the DDoS attack was certainly that: The attempt to take his site down was in response to his recent reporting on a website called vDOS, a service allegedly created by two Israeli men that would carry out cyberattacks on behalf of paying customers.
  • Krebs DDoS aftermath: industry in shock at size, depth and complexity of attack
    “This attack didn’t stop, it came in wave after wave, hundreds of millions of packets per second,” says Josh Shaul, Akamai’s vice president of product management, when Techworld spoke to him. “This was different from anything we’ve ever seen before in our history of DDoS attacks. They hit our systems pretty hard.” Clearly still a bit stunned, Shaul describes the Krebs DDoS as unprecedented. Unlike previous large DDoS attacks such as the infamous one carried out on cyber-campaign group Spamhaus in 2013, this one did not use fancy amplification or reflection to muster its traffic. It was straight packet assault from the old school.
  • iOS 10 makes it easier to crack iPhone back-ups, says security firm
    INSECURITY FIRM Elcomsoft has measured the security of iOS 10 and found that the software is easier to hack than ever before. Elcomsoft is not doing Apple any favours here. The fruity firm has just launched the iPhone 7, which has as many problems as it has good things. Of course, there are no circumstances when vulnerable software is a good thing, but when you have just launched that version of the software, it is really bad timing. Don't hate the player, though, as this is what Elcomsoft, and what Apple, are supposed to be doing right. "We discovered a major security flaw in the iOS 10 back-up protection mechanism. This security flaw allowed us to develop a new attack that is able to bypass certain security checks when enumerating passwords protecting local (iTunes) back-ups made by iOS 10 devices," said Elcomsoft's Oleg Afonin in a blog post.
  • After Tesla: why cybersecurity is central to the car industry's future
    The news that a Tesla car was hacked from 12 miles away tells us that the explosive growth in automotive connectivity may be rapidly outpacing automotive security. This story is illustrative of two persistent problems afflicting many connected industries: the continuing proliferation of vulnerabilities in new software, and the misguided view that cybersecurity is separate from concept, design, engineering and production. This leads to a ‘fire brigade approach’ to cybersecurity where security is not baked in at the design stage for either hardware or software but added in after vulnerabilities are discovered by cybersecurity specialists once the product is already on the market.

Ofcom blesses Linux-powered, open source DIY radio ‘revolution’

Small scale DAB radio was (quite literally) conceived in an Ofcom engineer’s garden shed in Brighton, on a Raspberry Pi, running a full open source stack, in his spare time. Four years later, Ofcom has given the thumbs up to small scale DAB after concluding that trials in 10 UK cities were judged to be a hit. We gave you an exclusive glimpse into the trials last year, where you could compare the specialised proprietary encoders with the Raspberry Pi-powered encoders. “We believe that there is a significant level of demand from smaller radio stations for small scale DAB, and that a wider roll-out of additional small scale services into more geographic areas would be both technically possible and commercially sustainable,” notes Ofcom. Read more

nginx

Case in point: I've been using the Apache HTTP server for many years now. Indeed, you could say that I've been using Apache since before it was even called "Apache"—what started as the original NCSA HTTP server, and then the patched server that some enterprising open-source developers distributed, and finally the Apache Foundation-backed open-source colossus that everyone recognizes, and even relies on, today—doing much more than just producing HTTP servers. Apache's genius was its modularity. You could, with minimal effort, configure Apache to use a custom configuration of modules. If you wanted to have a full-featured server with tons of debugging and diagnostics, you could do that. If you wanted to have high-level languages, such as Perl and Tcl, embedded inside your server for high-speed Web applications, you could do that. If you needed the ability to match, analyze and rewrite every part of an HTTP transaction, you could do that, with mod_rewrite. And of course, there were third-party modules as well. Read more