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PittMesh routers are owned by individuals

Monday 9th of May 2016 01:32:43 PM
We live in a society where large corporations essentially own two of the major ways we communicate: telephone (mobile and landlines) and the Internet (email, chat, etc). While paying for services to correspond with others over long distances might make sense, modern technology gives us better and more affordable options for communicating with those close to us. If you have wireless networking equipment in your home that is capable of communicating with your neighbor's equipment, why not just communicate directly with them?read more

Linux Mint to go DIY for multimedia

Monday 9th of May 2016 09:53:29 AM
Users to choose own codecsThe Linux Mint project has decided version 18, scheduled for June 2016, will end out-of-the-box installation of multimedia codecs.…

Debian dropped i386 architecture support

Monday 9th of May 2016 07:59:07 AM
Debian Development team announced that they are going to drop the i386 architecture support on Debian 9 (stretch) release cycle.

Forbes Is Confused: You Can View Content Using An Adblocker By Promising Not To Use An Adblocker

Monday 9th of May 2016 06:04:45 AM
Forbes, an organization with a website presumably built on the value of its content, also has made the unfortunate decision recently to try to block off access to anyone using adblocker software, apparently so that it could successfully allow malicious "ads" to infect its readers' machines. This set of circumstances would seem to be one that would have Forbes re-thinking its adblocker policy, assuming it wishes to retain the trust of its readership. And it turns out that Forbes is doing so. And then not! Or maybe? Allow me to explain.

Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" Receives the Latest Debian 8 "Jessie" Updates

Monday 9th of May 2016 04:10:23 AM
Earlier today, the development team behind the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux operating system have made two important announcements, the release of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5r1 "Atticus" and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik" Test-1.

How to Backup or Clone a Partition in Linux

Monday 9th of May 2016 02:16:01 AM
Here is how you can clone and back-up important partitions on Linux PCs/Tablets...

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Will Soon Be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.6

Monday 9th of May 2016 12:21:39 AM
The Ubuntu Kernel Team have published a new installment of their newsletter to inform the Ubuntu community about the latest work done on the kernel packages of the widely-used OS.

Linus On Linux - Two Videos

Sunday 8th of May 2016 10:27:17 PM
The Linux phenomenon is, well what can you say other than phenomenal, and the man behind it is either a hero or an anti-hero to every programmer. One day you might grow up and become a Linus. So a recent Ted talk and a strange promo video for Linux are worth watching.

Neptune 4.5.1 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 8th of May 2016 08:32:55 PM
The biggest issue fixed in this release is the usb booting from USB 3 ports. Besides that this new maintenance release features KDE SC 4.14.16 as desktop. The Plasma 5 version was updated to Plasma 5.6.2 with KDE Frameworks 5.21. Neptune is a GNU/Linux distribution for desktops. It is based on Debian's stable branch, except for a newer kernel, some drivers and newer versions of popular applications, such as LibreOffice. It also ships with the latest version of the KDE desktop. The distribution's main goals are to provide a good-looking general-purpose desktop with pre-configured multimedia playback and to offer an easy-to-use USB installer with a persistence option.

How to set up a self-hosted project management web app on Linux

Sunday 8th of May 2016 06:38:33 PM
When a group of employees collaborate on a project, there is need for handling all aspects and complexities of the project from start to finish, such as task assignment, scheduling, budget management, communication, documentation, and so on. Thus a good project management tool is a necessity for any kinds of businesses or organizations which are ...

Mark Shuttleworth: We Won't Make the Same Mistake Again with Unity 8

Sunday 8th of May 2016 04:44:11 PM
The Ubuntu Online Summit 2016 for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) has ended, and we told you already that Unity 8 and Snaps are the future for the popular operating system.

Shadow Tactics for Linux, Shadwen release date, and more open gaming news

Sunday 8th of May 2016 02:49:49 PM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Shadow Tactics for Linux, Shadwen release date, and new games out for Linux.Open gaming roundup for April 30 - May 6, 2016read more

6 Best Open Source Firewall Solutions

Sunday 8th of May 2016 12:55:27 PM
One important step to protect a system is using a firewall. Essentially, this is a network security system, acting like a security guard between internal and external networks. The firewall controls incoming and outgoing network traffic using security rules. The rules specify which connections you want to allow and the ports and zones through which the connection can be established.

How to install LEMP and run Drupal on Ubuntu 16.04

Sunday 8th of May 2016 10:38:10 AM
On the 21th of April, Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) released Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

Linux Mint 18 Will Be Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Offers Better Hardware Support

Sunday 8th of May 2016 08:43:48 AM
The announcement posted by Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre on May 6, 2016, was a pretty big one, revealing a lot of information about the upcoming Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" operating system.

Simplicity Linux 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 8th of May 2016 06:49:26 AM
As with recent versions of Simplicity, it is based on the excellent LXPup and uses LXDE as the desktop environment. Mini and Desktop come with the 4.0.4 kernel, and X comes with the 4.4.5 kernel. As with our previous releases, Mini (Previously Simplicity Linux Netbook Edition) is our heavily cut down version. It comes with Flash pre-installed, the latest version of Firefox, and web versions of Spotify, Dropbox, Gmail, Google Docs and many other applications. Desktop is our fully featured distribution, based on the same base as Mini but rather than web based applications; it comes loaded with Flash, Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, GIMP, and MPlayer.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS – Video Review and Screenhsot Tours

Sunday 8th of May 2016 04:55:04 AM
Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS as part of Ubuntu 16.04 Offical Flavors has been released and announced by Ubuntu MATE Developer. This release include mate desktop 1.12 as default desktop environment and powered by long-term support Linux Kernel series 4.4.

Do You Own What You Own? Not So Much Anymore, Thanks To Copyright

Sunday 8th of May 2016 03:00:42 AM
Do you own the things you own? No, that is not a riddle being served up by the Cat in the Hat. Nor is it a rhyme spoken by the Lorax -- after all, he speaks for the trees, not for copyright laws.It seems like every week there is a debate about a new topic involving ownership rights. Consumers are engaged in a constant tug of war with rights holders over what they can do with the products that they already purchased from them.

6 higher ed schools teach open source, Collaboration Summit remarks, and more news

Sunday 8th of May 2016 01:06:20 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at six higher education instructors who are immersing students in open source communities and projects, the co-founder and principal analyst at RedMonk Stephen O'Grady's remarks on the future of open source at the Collaboration Summit in March, and more news.Open source news roundup for May 1 - 7, 2016read more

Open Source ImageMagick Security Bug Puts Sites at Risk

Saturday 7th of May 2016 11:11:58 PM
ImageMagick, an open source suite of tools for working with graphic images used by a large number of websites, has been found to contain a serious security vulnerability that puts sites using the software at risk for malicious code to be executed onsite. Security experts consider exploitation to be so easy they're calling it "trivial," and exploits are already circulating in the wild.

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Leftovers: OSS

Security Leftovers (Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium”, Regulation)

  • Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium” — Best Kali Linux Alternative Coming With New Features
    The Release Candidate of Parrot Security OS 3.0 ‘Lithium’ is now available for download. The much-anticipated final release will come in six different editions with the addition of Libre, LXDE, and Studio editions. The version 3.0 of this Kali Linux alternative is based on Debian Jessie and powered by custom hardened Linux 4.5 kernel.
  • Regulation can fix security, except you can't regulate security
    Every time I start a discussion about how we can solve some of our security problems it seems like the topics of professional organizations and regulation are where things end up. I think regulations and professional organizations can fix a lot of problems in an industry, I'm not sure they work for security. First let's talk about why regulation usually works, then, why it won't work for security.

Phoronix on Graphics

AMD's gaming-optimized AMDGPU-PRO driver for Linux is in beta

AMD has been working on a new Linux graphics driver stack, and it’s finally becoming usable. You can install the gaming-optimized AMDGPU-PRO driver on Ubuntu 16.04 today, and Valve just added it to the latest beta version of SteamOS. Read more