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Secret Agent Man

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:01:42 PM
It used to be that only the paranoid among us focused on strict securitypractices, yet these days, it seems like people are stepping up their gameswith respect to encryption, password policy and how theyapproach their computers in general. Although I always have considered myself more insidethat paranoid camp than outside of it, I even have found myself stepping upmy game lately.

Version control for your Linux /etc/ directory

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:53:05 PM
One of the many advantages of Linux, UNIX, and similar operating systems is that everything is a file and that most of your configuration is done via text files, allowing you to easily read and write to them with any tool you choose. To monitor your configuration, you have many tools for automating configurations, providing you with detailed control over how your systems are configured. You can easily compare different versions of a configuration file to see any changes. Tracking specific configurations and changes over time allows you to:read more

Linux Security Fundamentals Part 6: Introduction to nmap

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:44:28 PM
In last week’s tutorial, we tried out tcpdump and wireshark, two of the most useful tools for troubleshooting what is happening as network traffic is transmitted and received on the system. nmap is another essential tool for troubleshooting and discovering information about the network...

Raspberry Pi Zero W: The smart person's guide

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:35:50 PM
This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about the tiny $10 computer, the latest from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

How to Securely Transfer Files Between Servers with scp

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:27:13 PM
If you run a live or home server, moving files between local machines or two remote machines is a basic requirement. There are many ways to achieve that. In this article, we talk about scp (secure copy command) that encrypts the transferred file and password so no one can snoop. With scp you don’t have to start an FTP session or log into the system.

Why a Chrome OS and Android merger isn't what we really need

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:18:36 PM
If you're a Chromebook user, you might have momentarily longed for an Android app or two for ChromeOS. Here's why this might not be such a good idea.

SHA-1 collision can break SVN code repositories

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:09:59 AM
The WebKit repository was corrupted after someone committed two colliding PDF files to it.

How To Reset root Password in Ubuntu?

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:01:22 AM
So this happens, on occasion, you may forget your Ubuntu password. Screwed right? Not really. There are ways you can reset root password in Ubuntu. Just read along, I'll provide you solutions. We will do this in 3 different ways.

Raspberry Pi Zero W features WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity for IoT

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:52:45 AM
Today, Raspberry Pi celebrates 5 years from the launch of its first version in 2012 launching a new product: the Raspberry Pi Zero W.

Ubuntu Core ported to new Dell IoT gateway and an i.MX6 COM

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:44:07 AM
Ubuntu Core will run on Dell’s Edge Gateway 3000, and is available on Technologic’s i.MX6-based TS-4900 COM. It will soon appear on a LimeNET base station. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Canonical announced several more takers for its IoT-oriented Ubuntu Core distribution. When Dell unveiled its compact, $399-and-up Edge Gateway 3000 series of Intel […]

Study Python with Open-Source Books

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:35:30 AM
This article selects 27 quality Python books. Readers are presented with a diverse set of books with general texts designed for beginners, intermediate, and advanced programmers. More task-specific books are featured too. For example, 4 of the books focus on writing Python games. Python is very popular in scientific fields, so a smattering of scientific focused titles are presented too. All of the books are released under an open source license.

4 stages of open leadership development

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 05:26:53 AM
As I shared in the first part of my "Open Leadership Development" series, we started building our leadership development system at Red Hat many years ago, by finding great leadership training designed for conventional organizations, and adapting it to fit our open organization.read more

OpenStack Ocata Improves Container Support

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:18:16 AM
For the uninitiated, OpenStack is a platform designed to give enterprises the ability to run an AWS style cloud platform from their data centers. It's a huge undertaking, consisting of nearly 20 sub-projects, all of which have supplied updates to this edition. And while Ocata might be seen as something of a maintenance release, it's not without some new goodies added to the mix -- mostly revolving around containers.

How To Make A Multiboot USB In Linux And Windows

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:09:39 AM
Do you wish to make a multiboot USB? Do you want to have multiple OSes on a USB drive for installation or for recovering other systems? Do you want to boot and use multiple operating systems from your USB drive, I got you covered. Let us look at two ways of achieving this.

molly-guard - Protects Machines from Accidental Shutdowns/Reboots

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:01:02 AM
molly-guard is a handy utility which protects machines from accidental shutdowns/reboots by asking your hostname.

Raspberry Pi Zero W adds WiFi and Bluetooth for only $5 more

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:52:25 AM
Raspberry Pi Trading launched the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a WiFi and Bluetooth version of the Pi Zero selling for $10. There’s also a new case for both Zeros. In honor of the 5th anniversary of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi Trading hardware unit has launched a wireless […]

Best Linux for Old Laptops

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:43:48 PM
Linux is known for offering tremendous overall hardware compatibility, but Linux is most famous for its compatibility with older laptop hardware. This article will share some of the best Linux distros for old laptop hardware and also touch on what the minimum requirements are for each distro.

Red Hat Updates Ansible Tower to Improve DevOps Workflows

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:35:11 PM
Ansible Tower 3.1 update adds new multi-workflow playbook DevOps capabilities to Red Hat's IT automation platform, as well as enhanced search and scale-out clustering features.

6 Reasons Why Open Source Software Lowers Development Costs

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:26:34 PM
Using OSS can significantly reduce development costs in a number of proven ways. It can be much less expensive to acquire than commercially-licensed software or in-house developed software. These cost savings start with acquisition, but extend to deployment, support, and maintenance.

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Open source software is for everyone – so where are the women?

We all know that there is a diversity problem in tech. The depressing stats from numerous reports and studies all point to stereotypes and bias hitting young girls’ perceptions of STEM negatively, with this sitting alongside poor retention figures and a lack of women at the board level. However, one particular branch of tech may be struggling in more when it comes to diversity and inclusion – the one branch, in fact, which has inclusiveness at the very core of its ethos. Read more

Google launches new site to showcase its open source projects and processes

Google is launching a new site today that brings all of the company’s open source projects under a single umbrella. The code of these projects will still live on GitHub and Google’s self-hosted git service, of course, with the new site functioning as a central directory for them. While this new project is obviously meant to showcase Google’s projects, the company says it also wants to use it to provide “a look under the hood” of how it “does” open source. Read more

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