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Leak of more than 1,700 valid passwords could make the IoT mess much worse

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 04:17:27 AM
Security researchers have unearthed a sprawling list of login credentials that allows anyone on the Internet to take over home routers and more than 1,700 "Internet of things" devices and make them part of a destructive botnet.

Compact thin client runs Linux, supports triple displays

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 02:57:24 AM
At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, 10ZiG Technology unveiled a 5900q Thin Client & Zero Client Series with triple display support at 4K resolution, as well as optional PoE and “innovative touch technology.” The 5900q supports PeakOS (Linux), Windows 10 IoT, or a NOS install for Zero client applications.

Google opens up on Titan security: Here's how chip combats hardware backdoors

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 01:37:20 AM
Google has detailed how its custom Titan security chip will prevent threats that use firmware-based attacks... The chip's role is to thwart the type of attacks where, say, government spies intercept hardware and insert a firmware implant...

Unofficial Open-Source Allo Desktop Client Bypasses Chrome

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 12:17:17 AM
There is a brand new open-source native desktop client for Google’s Allo that solves at least one of the problems users might have with the web application. Namely, it bypasses the Allo for Web app’s reliance on Google’s Chrome browser...

Raspberry Pi HAT spins up RFID and NFC

Monday 28th of August 2017 10:57:13 PM
Eccel’s rugged “Raspberry Pi-B1” Raspberry Pi HAT add-on provides an RFID B1 module for enabling short-range RFID or NFC communications at 13.56MHz. Eccel Technology, which is also known as IB Technology, has launched a “Raspberry Pi Hat RFID/NFC Board” that is also known as the “Raspberry Pi-B1.” The HAT compatible add-on board has gone on […]

IBM in Blockchain Collaboration for Food Safety

Monday 28th of August 2017 09:37:10 PM
Actually, this is not so much a "new" use of blockchain as it is an adaptation of an already established use. For several years IBM has been doing something similar with its use of blockchain to track its own supply chain.

3G-ready smartwatch runs on Linux

Monday 28th of August 2017 08:17:07 PM
The Connect Watch offers a 4-day battery, a 3G radio, and a 2-megapixel camera, and runs the open source AsteroidOS on a quad-core SoC. Smartwatches have so far failed to stake a claim as the next big post-smartphone consumer companion, but that won’t stop new wrist-born contenders from showing their stuff. A French startup called […]

How To Use YUM History Command To Rollback An Updates In RHEL/CentOS Systems

Monday 28th of August 2017 06:57:04 PM
Yum history command allows administrator to rollback the system to a previous state on CentOS and RHEL Systems.

Wanted: GNU Project Maintainers — Part 2

Monday 28th of August 2017 05:37:00 PM
Want to use your skills to aid in the development and maintenance of GNU projects? Here are four more projects that could use your help.

Jump-start your career with open source skills

Monday 28th of August 2017 04:16:57 PM
Although attending college is not required for success in software development, college programs can provide a great deal of useful information in a relatively short period of time. More importantly, they are designed to cover all necessary concepts without the knowledge holes some self-taught practitioners suffer. College programs also often include theory and history, which can form the foundation for professional exploration and decision-making.read more

7 Business Advantages of Linux

Monday 28th of August 2017 02:56:54 PM
If you're looking for a more affordable way of running your office than Windows, an open source alternative like Linux can be a very good alternative.

Chrome wants to remember which Websites to silence

Monday 28th of August 2017 01:36:50 PM
Permanently mute those annoying autoplay videos? We're listeningChrome's developers are testing a permanent mute for Websites that insist on running autoplay videos the instant they load.…

Open source success starts at zero

Monday 28th of August 2017 12:16:47 PM
"Always give 110%." Many of us have heard this growing up, and throughout our entire professional careers. Although this is good advice on one level, it can also hurt our chances for success if taken to an extreme.read more

Raspberry Slideshow 9.0 released

Monday 28th of August 2017 10:56:43 AM
Raspberry Slideshow is a Raspberry Pi operating system focused on quick-to-set-up media slideshows. It can play all media contained in an inserted USB key, fetched from a Windows (Samba) share, from a Webserver or FTP server.Raspberry Slideshow 9.0 has been released today, featuring a big update of its underlying Raspbain Jessie base operating system. As of now, all Raspberry Pi range of micro-computers is supported.

Overclock Your Radeon GPU With AMDGPU

Monday 28th of August 2017 09:36:40 AM
The open source AMDGPU drivers don't have a fancy GUI interface that lets you overclock your card. Actually, they don't come with any kind of control center at all. That's alright, though, you can still overclock your card by modifying a couple of values in configuration files, a perfectly Linux solution if you think about it.

Monitoring Linux performance with Grafana

Monday 28th of August 2017 08:16:37 AM
I've spent a bit of time setting up Linux (in my case, CentOS) as a home router due to frustrations with home routers available on the market. This was both a good exercise and a bit of nostalgia from my early days with Linux. Once I'd finished getting the basics set up, I wanted a way to track various statistics, such as network traffic, disk usage, etc. The venerable Cacti is certainly an option, but that's feeling a bit legacy these days.read more

Laverna privacy focused note taking app with sync

Monday 28th of August 2017 01:39:27 AM
The application is open source, and versions of Mac, Windows and Linux are provided currently. These versions use Electron as their base which means that they are quite heavy when it comes to memory usage for instance.

4 digital technologies that are worth an investment this year

Sunday 27th of August 2017 10:47:54 PM
Organizations used to avoid releasing open source version of their products until a few years ago. However, Linux operating system and other open source projects proved that it could significantly generate more revenues.

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New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more

Linux 4.14 Is Up To Around 23.2 Million Lines Of Code

While I usually look at the Linux kernel code size following each merge window, I am a few days late this time around due to busy Xeon/EPYC benchmarking and XDC2017. Anyhow, Linux 4.14 is showing some weight gains but nothing too bad. Linux 4.14 has been another busy cycle with a lot of happenings from finally seeing Heterogeneous Memory Management merged to a lot of other new core functionality plus the always fun and exciting changes and new support happening in driver space. See our Linux 4.14 feature overview for a rundown on the new functionality. Read more

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10 Best Free Photo Editors For Linux

Linux has come a long way in terms of the applications that are available for the platform. Whatever your specific needs are, you can be sure that there are at least a few applications available for you to use. Today, we'll look at 10 free photo editors for Linux, and I must say, there are a lot of image editing tools available. This post selects just 10 of these awesome tools and talks about them briefly looking at what makes them stand out. In no particular order, let's get started. Read
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