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Share Files Securely With Onionshare

Friday 17th of August 2018 08:23:02 PM
Install Onionshare in Linux and use it to send files over Tor. The developer of Onionshare officially supports Ubuntu with a PPA. Enable it on your system, and install Onionshare.Debian is in an unusual situation. Only the testing and unstable releases have updated versions of Onionshare in their repositories. Stable doesn't have it at all. So, if you're running testing or unstable, just install it. Otherwise, you're going to need to use Apt pinning.

Cloudgizer: An introduction to a new open source web development tool

Friday 17th of August 2018 07:08:42 PM
Cloudgizer is a free open source tool for building web applications. It combines the ease of scripting languages with the performance of C, helping manage the development effort and run-time resources for cloud applications.read more

How to Install Minimal Ubuntu on Your Old PC

Friday 17th of August 2018 05:54:22 PM
Ubuntu is good, but it can be bloated and not suitable for an old PC. Here is how to install a minimal and non-bloated Ubuntu on your older PC.

castero – command-line podcast player

Friday 17th of August 2018 04:40:02 PM
castero is designed to be easy to use and targeted at users who want lightweight command line applications instead of bloated GUI-based alternatives.

Copying and Pasting Text onto the Linux Terminal

Friday 17th of August 2018 03:25:42 PM
While working with the Terminal, we sometimes require copying a long command, file name or text from the web. In this tutorial we will show you how to do so through a few examples we ran on Ubuntu 18.04.

An introduction to the Django Python web app framework

Friday 17th of August 2018 02:11:22 PM
In the first three articles of this four-part series comparing different Python web frameworks, we covered the Pyramid, Flask, and Tornado web frameworks. We've built the same app three times and have finally made our way to Django.read more

How to Install OpenMeetings on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Friday 17th of August 2018 12:57:02 PM
OpenMeetings is an open source web-based application for presenting, online training, web conferencing, collaborative whiteboard drawing and document editing, and user desktop sharing. In this tutorial, we will be going to explain how to install OpenMeetings on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

How to Install and Configure VNC on Ubuntu 18.04

Friday 17th of August 2018 11:42:42 AM
This guide covers the steps necessary for installing and configuring VNC server on a Ubuntu 18.04 system. We will also show you how to securely connect to the VNC server through an SSH tunnel.

Designing your garden with Edraw Max

Friday 17th of August 2018 10:28:22 AM
I watch a lot of BBC Gardeners World, which gives me a lot of inspiration for making changes to my own garden. I tried looking for a free and open source program for designing gardens in the openSUSE package search. The only application that I found was Rosegarden, a MIDI and Audio Sequencer and Notation Editor. Using google, I found Edraw Max, an all-in-one diagram software. This included a Floor planner, including templates for garden design. And there are download options for various Linux distributions, including openSUSE.

How To Setup Latest Oracle OpenJDK On Linux

Friday 17th of August 2018 09:14:01 AM
OpenJDK is an open source version of Java Development Kit and is available on most Linux package repositories. Sadly, the version is quite outdated since Java programs today are compiled for the latest Java Environment (which is now version 10), the package found on most Linux repositories is still in previous stable release ie., v1.8. This article will guide you on how to install the latest OpenJDK on your Linux computer, and how to set its environment variables so you can start right away with your Java project.

Rugged, Linux-friendly embedded PC plugs you into the CANBus

Friday 17th of August 2018 07:59:41 AM
IEI announced an IP40-protected “DRPC-130-AL” DIN-rail computer with an Atom x5-E3930, CANBus, SATA, eMMC, 4x USB 3.0, dual HDMI and GbE, extended temperature support, and shock and vibration resistance. IEI’s fanless DRPC-130-AL may be the quintessential compact industrial embedded PC.

Happy 25th Birthday, Debian!

Friday 17th of August 2018 06:45:21 AM
Today, August 16, 2018, the Debian Project celebrates its 25th anniversary since the late Ian Murdock announced the Debian Linux Release, which is now known as the Debian Project.

What is your favorite Linux window manager?

Friday 17th of August 2018 05:31:01 AM
While many Linux users have a strong preference for a window manager of choice, for those just making their way over from Windows or Mac, it may be hard to understand what a window manager is, or that it's even something you have a choice in. A window manager is the part of your system that dictates how individual application windows look, and how you can interact with, control, and arrange them.read more

MongoDB installation & configuration on RHEL/CentOS

Friday 17th of August 2018 04:16:40 AM
MongoDB is one of the famous , free & open source document oriented No-SQL database server. MongoDB uses JSON like document format to store data in database, rather than using rows & columns, as...

Distro inferno: Debian's still rocking at 25

Friday 17th of August 2018 03:02:20 AM
Sleeker, slimmer and now a bit greyerHot on the heels of Slackware's quarter century comes the 25th anniversary of the announcement that Debian was incoming.…

Linux-friendly embedded computer runs on Apollo Lake power

Friday 17th of August 2018 01:48:00 AM
Axiomtek has released a rugged, Ubuntu-ready “eBOX627-312-FL” embedded PC with a dual-core Celeron N3350, 2x GbE, 6x USB, and 4x serial ports plus mini-PCIe, HDMI, SATA, and “Flexible I/O.” The eBOX627-312-FL is a more rugged spin on two earlier eBOX industrial computers equipped with Intel’s Apollo Lake generation Celeron N3350 SoC: the low-profile eBOX100-312-FL and […]

Learn how to install several VPN protocols on your Linux device

Friday 17th of August 2018 12:33:39 AM
Linux is one of the most used operating systems, and it is highly regarded for its top-notch security and privacy features. However, it is never a bad idea to mix in a VPN with powerful encryption just to add that extra layer of security.

GNU Linux-Libre 4.18 Kernel Officially Released for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom

Thursday 16th of August 2018 11:19:19 PM
Alexandre Oliva announced the release and general availability of the GNU Linux-libre 4.18 kernel for Linux users seeking 100% freedom for their personal computers.

DevSecOps: How to conquer 3 big culture challenges

Thursday 16th of August 2018 10:04:59 PM
Tips for building a DevSecOps culture that bakes security into development from the start

Garbage collection in Perl 6

Thursday 16th of August 2018 08:50:39 PM
In the first article in this series on migrating Perl 5 code to Perl 6, we looked into some of the issues you might encounter when porting your code. In this second article, we’ll get into how garbage collection differs in Perl 6.read more

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Steam and Wine in Steam Play

  • Steam for Linux now lets you play (some) Windows games on Linux
    Valve’s Steam game platform supports Windows, Mac, and Linux. But up until recently it was up to developers to decide which operating systems to support… and the vast majority are Windows-only, followed by a smaller number of apps that support macOS and around 3 thousand that support Linux. But now the number of Steam games available to Linux users is a little longer… not because developers have ported their games to support the operating system, but because Valve has launched a new version of Steam Play that makes is possible to play some Windows games on Linux computers.
  • Steam Can Now Run Some Major VR Apps Without Microsoft Windows
    Valve released an update for Steam on Linux that should allow some of the most popular VR games to run on VR-ready computers without Microsoft Windows installed. The new feature could hold enormous potential for Valve to support next generation standalone VR headsets based on Linux or SteamOS. In the near-term, the feature could also lower the cost for some early adopters who want to enjoy top tier games like Doom VFR, Google Earth VR and Beat Saber but don’t feel like shelling out the cost for a Windows 10 license alongside their shiny new VR-ready PC. It might also have an effect on VR arcades which could bypass the cost of Microsoft’s operating system. The new feature is described as follows: “Windows games with no Linux version currently available can now be installed and run directly from the Linux Steam client, complete with native Steamworks and OpenVR support.”
  • Valve makes Windows games playable on Linux with Steam Play update
    Heads up developers, if your players have been asking for a Linux-compatable version of your game, Valve's announced that delivering that version should be much easier going forward. In a post on the Steam community forums, Valve representative Pierre-Loup Griffais announced that Valve is releasing a new version of Steam play that includes a new feature for Linux users. Using an improved version of the compatibility software Wine known as Proton, Griffais states that Linux users can now play games on Steam that are meant to run on Windows.
  • Steam gets built-in tools to let you run Windows games on Linux – now available in beta
    Valve’s name for its cross-platform initiative – is getting a major update, with built-in tools allowing you to run Windows games on Linux. We saw the first hints of the feature last week, and today Valve has confirmed it. It’s available right now in beta, so if you want to test the compatibility features on your own Linux install you don’t have to wait.
  • Steam adds Proton, making Windows games playable on Linux (at least in theory)
    Last week we wrote about Valve potentially folding support for a WINE-style compatibility wrapper into Steam, allowing Linux machines to play Windows games with minimal hiccups. Now it’s a reality. Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais made the announcement on the “Steam for Linux” group today. The forum post is long and very detailed, and if you’re personally invested in Linux gaming it’s probably worth a read.
  • Steam Play beta lets Linux gamers play some Windows-only titles
    There were whispers about it just last week but now it’s totally official. Steam Play, which was originally intended as a single-purchase system for buying games that run on Windows, Mac, and Linux, is taking cross-platform compatibility to the next level. Yes, Valve is now testing running Windows games on Steam on Linux. And, much to the satisfaction of Linux and open source advocates, it’s doing it the right way by building on and supporting initiatives that will benefit not just Steam but the entire Linux ecosystem as well.

Security: X.Org Server, USBHarpoon, Kubernetes Penetration Testing

  • Three New Security Advisories Hit X.Org's X11 Library
    It's been a while since last having any big security bulletins for the X.Org Server even though some of the code-base dates back decades and security researchers have said the security is even worse than it looks and numerous advisories have come up in recent years. But it's not because X11 is bug-free as today three more security bulletins were made public affecting libX11. Today's security advisory pertains to three different functions in libX11 that are affected by different issues. The security issues come down to off-by-one writes, a potential out of boundary write, and a crash on invalid reply.
  • USBHarpoon: How “Innocent” USB Cables Can Be Manipulated To Inject Malware
    Back in 2014 Black Hat Conference, crypto specialists Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell introduced the concept of BadUSB — a USB security flaw which allows attackers to turn a USB into a keyboard which can be used to type in commands. Now, a researcher from SYON Security has managed to build a modified USB charging cable that will enable hackers to transfer malware on your PC without you even noticing it. Behind the hood is the BadUSB vulnerability. [...] While BadUSB is gradually climbing the ladder towards the mainstream cyber attacks, people are also coming up with the corresponding firewalls to tackle the new age attacks.
  • Open Source 'Kube-Hunter' Does Kubernetes Penetration Testing
    Aqua Security released the open source kube-hunter tool for penetration testing of Kubernetes clusters, used for container orchestration. "You give it the IP or DNS name of your Kubernetes cluster, and kube-hunter probes for security issues -- it's like automated penetration testing," the company said in an Aug. 15 blog post. The tool -- with source code available on GitHub -- is also packaged by the company in a containerized version, which works with the company's kube-hunter Web site where test results can be seen and shared.

Linux-Friendly Hardware From Tranquil PC and Aaeon

  • Rugged, Linux-ready mini-PC showcases Ryzen V1000
    Tranquil PC open pre-orders on a fanless, barebones “Mini Multi Display PC” mini-PC with AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC, 4x simultaneous 4K DisplayPort displays, 2x GbE, and up to 32GB DDR4 and 1TB storage. Manchester, UK based Tranquil PC has launched the first mini-PC based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000. The Mini Multi Display PC is named for the Ryzen V1000’s ability to simultaneously drive four 4K displays, a feature supported here with 4x DisplayPorts. The NUC-like, aluminum frame system is moderately rugged, with 0 to 40°C support and IP50 protection.
  • Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC has dual GbE ports and plenty of options
    Aaeon’s Apollo Lake powered “PICO-APL4” SBC offers a pair each of GbE, USB 3.0, and M.2 connections plus HDMI, SATA III, and up to 64GB eMMC. Aaeon has spun another Pico-ITX form-factor SBC featuring Intel Apollo Lake processors, following the PICO-APL3 and earlier PICO-APL1. Unlike those SBCs, the new PICO-APL4 has dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, among other minor changes.

State Certifies LA County’s New Open-Source Vote Tally System

Los Angeles County’s open-source vote tally system was certified by the secretary of state Tuesday, clearing the way for redesigned vote-by-mail ballots to be used in the November election. “With security on the minds of elections officials and the public, open-source technology has the potential to further modernize election administration, security and transparency,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “Los Angeles County’s VSAP vote tally system is now California’s first certified election system to use open-source technology. This publicly-owned technology represents a significant step in the future of elections in California and across the country.” The system — dubbed Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) Tally Version 1.0 — went through rigorous security testing by staffers working with the secretary of state as well as an independent test lab, according to county and state officials. Read more