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Priyanka Nag is a technical writer for Red Hat and Mozilla Rep from India. Priyanka has been contributing to open source projects for the past four years. She started by editing Wikipedia pages, and then was introduced to Mozilla during an event at her college. She says that Mozilla was love at first sight, and soon after she became a Mozillian, she was hooked on the project. Now Priyanka is also a regular speaker at community events in India.
After maintaining the same vulnerability rewards for five years, Mozilla decided to increase its monetary acknowledgement for bugs reported by external security researchers. The quality of the report, severity of the flaw and a clear description of how it can be exploited are important criteria for setting the value of the reward.
Unreal Engine 4.8 has been officially released earlier today for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
Probe insiders indicate engine shutdown due to missing data. A dodgy software installation doomed four test pilots to death in last month's Airbus 400M transport plane, sources familiar with the matter have claimed.
In today's open source roundup: SourceForge takes more heat for its Nmap page. Plus: Best Chromebook for a college student? And DistroWatch reviews Fedora 22 KDE.
Knowing the details of your system is essential for being able to address issues that arise and make the right hardware and software choices to ensure the compatibility and a good performance of your system. To get to know yous system a bit better we will use the command line.
To be clear, like Microsoft’s foray into FOSS, Apple’s entry is a small step for FOSS, to paraphrase Neil Armstrong. It is hardly a giant leap for FOSSkind. Also, to be fair, Apple has dabbled in open source in its own way already, for example with OpenDarwin, which is available if you dig deep enough in the Apple website.
Data visualization is the mechanism of taking tabular or spatial data and conveying it in a human-friendly and visual way. There are several open source tools that can help you create useful, informative graphs. In this post we will take a look at eight open source, data visualization tools.read more
Debian Jessie gets its first incremental update
Once upon a time, standards were standards and open source software was open source software. Things get a lot more complicated when you start combining the two.
Lydia Pintscher, our very own KDE e.V. Board President and a gem of a person; will be giving the Community Keynote Talk at Akademy 2015, in A Coruña, Spain. This is just a tiny peak into her brain for all that is in store for you in her talk.
What is the best practice when it comes to password hashing and what are the issue to consider when implement a password hashing scheme in your application? This article, based on the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course objectives, cover the basics of password hashing, the issues to consider and how to use the bcrypt algorithm to encrypt your applications passwords.
CityCamp NC, now in its fifth year, brings an entrepreneurial spirit to citizen-problem solving. CityCamp NC is an annual, citizen-led unconference, aiming to solve civic challenges with open technology and community input. We aim to partner with our local, county, and state government agencies to tackle issues and discuss better ways to do things.read more
In my previous article about creating a "mountable" disk image in GNU/Linux, I explained how to create a file that effectively mimics the functionality of a disk: I explained how to create a file which will then be used, in turn, to contain directories and files. In this article I will explain how to make the next natural step: encrypt that file.
Nagios is an open source software for system and network monitoring. Nagios can see the activity of a host and its services, and provides a warning/alert if something bad happens on the server. Nagios can run on Linux operating systems. At this time we are using Ubuntu 15.04 for the installation.
Docker, the popular open-source container company, has started a certification and partner program: Ecosystem Technology Partner.
The Krita digital painting software has been updated as part of the new Calligra release, and it is has a massive changelog.
Red Hat CIO explains why IT leaders are well positioned to coach their organizations on digital technology and trends - but they can't do it alone.
Every time I post a link on Twitter I get a reply stating that I should use GNU/Linux and not just Linux. To this I say "give it a rest", new users already have enough to deal with including dozens of distributions with dozens of desktops, multiple package managers and different installation methods. So GNU/Linux or Linux, what do you think?
SolydXK 201506 has been released. The new ISOs are based on Debian’s first “Jessie” 8.1 point release. Several bugs have been patched since then and this release promise to be absolutely rock solid!