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GIMP, More Awesome Than I Remember

Monday 23rd of October 2017 03:31:58 PM
For what seems like decades, GIMP (Graphic Image Manipulation Program)has been the de facto standard image editor for Linux. It works well,has many features, and it even supports scripting. I always have foundit a bit clumsy, however, and I preferred using something else for day-to-daywork.

5 ways to invigorate education with Raspberry Pi

Monday 23rd of October 2017 02:17:38 PM
A couple of years ago, I was talking to PayPal senior director of software development Harper Reed at All Things Open in Raleigh, N.C., when he suggested that the best way to invigorate education would be to purchase Raspberry Pis en masse and put them in public libraries.

Updated Settings Application in Fedora 27 Workstation

Monday 23rd of October 2017 01:03:18 PM
Fedora 27 Workstation is slated for release later in the year, and it ships with version 3.26 of GNOME. One of the awesome changes from upstream GNOME that is shipping in Fedora 27 is the re-designed Settings application.

A look at Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

Monday 23rd of October 2017 11:06:42 AM
Overall, I’d still say if you’re a fan of GNOME, or Ubuntu, it’s at least worth a look, maybe you’ll love it.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux OS Patched Against WPA2 KRACK Bug, GCC 6 Now Removed

Monday 23rd of October 2017 08:43:45 AM
If you're using the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system, you should know that one of the latest snapshots removed the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 6 packages from the default install and patched it against the WPA2 KRACK security vulnerability.

Nextcloud to be available on 'free' smartphone

Monday 23rd of October 2017 06:20:48 AM
Purism, a company that has successfully raised money to build the first smartphone that uses free software, has said it will be partnering with file sync and share solution company Nextcloud to build encrypted storage products and services.

Party Like It's 1987 - PC-MOS/386 Goes Open Source

Monday 23rd of October 2017 03:57:50 AM
PC-MOS was a multi-user operating system that, like DR-DOS and others, competed with Microsoft's MS-DOS before eventually disappearing at the Redmond juggernaut crushed almost all its competition. Now, Roeland Jansen, Gary Robertson and Rod Roark have put the operating system onto GitHub as an open source project so we can all mess with its source code.

Lubuntu Next 17.10 Rolls Out to Early Adopters with LXQt 0.11.1 Desktop

Monday 23rd of October 2017 01:34:53 AM
Lubuntu team announced the release and immediate availability for download of Lubuntu 17.10 and Lubuntu Next 17.10 distributions as part of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system.

Tech Giants Warn Against Kodi Scapegoating

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 08:28:40 PM
The CCIA, which represents global tech firms including Amazon, Google, and Netflix, is cautioning the US Government against blaming open source media players such as Kodi for streaming box piracy. Any enforcement actions should be aimed at those who misuse the software for infringing means, not those who code it.

Containers And Chromebooks: The Future Of Chrome OS

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 06:05:43 PM
This UI allows you to invoke Linux commands in Chrome OS directly in your browser. It is similar to the terminal found in desktop versions of Linux.

Ubuntu 17.10 New Features and Upgrade Procedure

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 03:42:46 PM
Check out the new features in Ubuntu 17.10 and see how to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10.

Linux Foundation Launches OpenMessaging Project

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 01:19:48 PM
Through a shared exertion bnb m from endeavors and groups put resources into the cloud, enormous information, and standard APIs, I'm eager to welcome the OpenMessaging project from The Linux Foundation. The OpenMessaging group will likely make a comprehensively embraced, merchant impartial, and open standard for dispersed informing that can be conveyed in the cloud, on-commence, and half and half utilize cases.

LXQt 0.12.0 Desktop Environment Released with Better Support for HDPI Displays

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 10:56:51 AM
The developers of the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment (LXQt) were proud to announce today the release and immediate availability for download of the LXQt 0.12.0 desktop environment.

Facebook open sources concurrent programming debugger

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 08:33:53 AM
One of the hardest tricks for any programmer to do is to master concurrent programming. Facebook[he]#039[/he]s new tool, RacerD, goes a long way to helping developers spot concurrency errors.

Top 5: Arduino and Raspberry Pi-powered wall art, Linux terminal emulators, and more

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 06:10:56 AM
In this week’s Top 5 we look at how to turn Arduino and Raspberry Pi into wall art, a project to help beginners learn Python, running DOS programs in Linux, and more.

Docker CEO Says Embracing Kubernetes Removes Potential Conflict

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 03:47:58 AM
Steve Singh has ambitious plans for Docker Inc. that are nothing less than transforming the world of legacy applications into a modern cloud-native approach. Singh was named CEO of Docker on May 2 and hosted his first DockerCon event here Oct. 16-19. The highlight of DockerCon EU was the surprise announcement that Docker is going to support the rival open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system.

Success! Beelink S1 Running Linux – Courtesy of the Open Source Community

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 01:25:01 AM
From limited testing, the Beelink S1 functions as an excellent, inexpensive Linux-based mini PC. The quad-core Celeron processor is more than capable of handling most desktop tasks. The Intel GD Graphics 500 video performs competently.

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Security: Amazon, Microsoft, and John Draper

  • Amazon security camera could be remotely disabled by rogue couriers

    However, researchers from Rhino Security Labs found attacking the camera's Wi-Fi with a distributed denial of service attack, which sends thousands of information requests to the device, allowed them to freeze the camera. It would then continue to show the last frame broadcast, rather than going offline or alerting the user it had stopped working.

  • Pentagon contractor leaves social media spy archive wide open on Amazon
    A Pentagon contractor left a vast archive of social-media posts on a publicly accessible Amazon account in what appears to be a military-sponsored intelligence-gathering operation that targeted people in the US and other parts of the world. The three cloud-based storage buckets contained at least 1.8 billion scraped online posts spanning eight years, researchers from security firm UpGuard's Cyber Risk Team said in a blog post published Friday. The cache included many posts that appeared to be benign, and in many cases those involved from people in the US, a finding that raises privacy and civil-liberties questions. Facebook was one of the sites that originally hosted the scraped content. Other venues included soccer discussion groups and video game forums. Topics in the scraped content were extremely wide ranging and included Arabic language posts mocking ISIS and Pashto language comments made on the official Facebook page of Pakistani politician Imran Khan.
  • Pirated Microsoft Software Enabled NSA Hack says Kaspersky
    Earlier reports accused Kaspersky's antivirus software which was running on the NSA worker's home computer to be the reason behind the Russian spies to access the machine and steal important documents which belonged to NSA hacking unit, Equation Group.
  • Iconic hacker booted from conferences after sexual misconduct claims surface
    John Draper, a legendary figure in the world of pre-digital phone hacking known as "phreaking," has been publicly accused of inappropriate sexual behavior going back nearly two decades. According to a new Friday report by BuzzFeed News, Draper, who is also known as "Captain Crunch," acted inappropriately with six adult men and minors between 1999 and 2007 during so-called "energy" exercises, which sometimes resulted in private invitations to his hotel room. There, Draper allegedly made unwanted sexual advances. As a result of the new revelations, Draper, 74, is now no longer welcome at Defcon. Michael Farnum, the founder of HOU.SEC.CON, told Ars on Friday afternoon that Draper, who had been scheduled to speak in April 2018, was disinvited.