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Now We All Agree: There are no safe backdoors when it comes to encryption

Friday 23rd of December 2016 08:49:58 AM
There are many recent examples of the threats to Internet security. We’ve talked about how protecting cybersecurity is a shared responsibility and we see increased need for governments, tech companies and users to work together on topics like encryption, security … Read more

Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus to Drop Support for 32-bit PowerPC (PPC) Architectures

Friday 23rd of December 2016 07:41:21 AM
Canonical's Steve Langasek informed the community of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system that support for 32-bit PPC (PowerPC) installation images will be dropped from Ubuntu 17.04 onwards.

Zephyr and Curie Team Up for Neonatal Wearable for the Developing World

Friday 23rd of December 2016 06:32:44 AM
The Zephyr Project is still a babe in the technological woods, so it’s only fitting that the open source real-time operating system is driving an innovative wearables solution that aims to improve healthcare for infants.

5 open source gift ideas for non-techies

Friday 23rd of December 2016 05:24:07 AM
It's getting down to the wire here for the holidays. You know, that time when we all realize that we've completely neglected to get gifts for people. While reading through our very excellent gift guide, a thought occurred to me: Those unfortunate souls with lives devoid of technological wonder... they need presents, too. 

Nmap 7.40 Network Security Scanner Makes Brute Scripts Faster and More Accurate

Friday 23rd of December 2016 04:15:30 AM
A new stable release of the popular, cross-platform, and open-source Nmap network security scanner software landed on the last minutes of December 20, 2016, versioned 7.40.

Red Hat Wins Big with OpenShift in 3Q17

Friday 23rd of December 2016 03:06:53 AM
Red Hat reports third quarter fiscal 2017 revenue of $615 million, with some large OpenShift deals helping to power the company forward.

NethServer 7 RC3 released

Friday 23rd of December 2016 01:58:16 AM
NethServer 7 RC3 codenamed 'tiramisu' is released. FOR People who don't know NethServer, it is a Linux distro based on CentOS which is mainly made for server purposes. There are quite a lot changes made in this release before the final version comes out.

Dear CIO: Linux Mint Encourages Users to Keep System Up-to-Date

Friday 23rd of December 2016 12:49:38 AM
Regardless of what you may have read elsewhere, the Linux Mint team takes security very seriously and wants you to keep your system up-to-date.

The Tiny Internet Project, Part III

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:41:01 PM
In a previous article, I introduced the Tiny Internet Project, aself-contained Linux project that shows you how to build key piecesof the internet on a single computer using virtualization software,a router and free open-source applications.

Top 3 Linux Performance Monitoring Tools

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 10:32:24 PM
Linux monitoring systems can help you with managing all critical performance tweaks so that critical issues/errors can be resolved well within the timelines.

An Introduction to Text Editors -- Get to Know nano and vim

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:23:47 PM
At some point in your Linux administration career, you are going to edit a configuration file, write a Bash script, code, take a note, or any given task associated with text editors. When you do, you will turn to one of the popular text editors available to the Linux platform.

Red Hat stock drops by more than 10%.

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:15:10 PM
Red Hat dropped after beating earnings but missing on revenue. Then their CFO announced that he's leaving to take a position as the CEO of another company.

Wget (Command Line Downloader) command examples

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:06:33 PM
Wget handle download pretty much good compared with other tools, even it doesn't support multi-threading.

Top open source creative tools in 2016

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:57:56 PM
A few years ago, I gave a lightning talk at Red Hat Summit that took attendees on a tour of the 2012 open source creative tools landscape. Open source tools have evolved a lot in the past few years, so let's take a tour of 2016 landscape.read more

IPFire 2.19 Updated to Enable Asynchronous Logging by Default, Add Tor 0.2.8.10

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 04:49:19 PM
IPFire Project, through Michael Tremer, announced the general availability of a new maintenance update to the IPFire 2.19 stable series of the professional and hardened Linux-based firewall distribution.

5 Essential Linux Holiday Amusements

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 03:40:42 PM
Yes, my fellow penguins, it is time for the annual ritual of having fun with silly Linux holiday commands! The fun of being a grownup is you get to make your own observances, and Linux silliness is one of mine. Without further ado let us plunge into our maelstrom of Linux holiday delights.

6 great monospaced fonts for code and terminal in Fedora

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:32:05 PM
Because they spend most of their days looking at them, most sysadmins and developers are pretty choosy when it comes to picking a monospaced font for use in terminal emulators or text editors. Here are six great monospace fonts that... Continue Reading →

OpenShot 2.2 Open-Source Video Editor Released with 4K Video Editing, More

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 01:23:28 PM
Just in time for the Christmas holidays that some of you are celebrating around the world, a new stable version of the popular OpenShot open-source video editor software arrived with numerous goodies.

Vulnerability scanning of Docker images on OpenPower Systems

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 12:14:51 PM
This article explains how to configure and set up Clair vulnerability scanner for Docker images on OpenPOWER servers.

A Holiday Gift From Conexant: an ALSA Driver For Recent Cherry Trail SOC Based Devices

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:06:14 AM
The machines where sound has been a problem have Intel SST sound on the SOC which uses the Conexant codec. On those systems the "sound card" is simply not detected.This is good news for owners of many recent tablets and notebooks running on recent Intel Atom (Cherry Trail) based SOCs. These include systems by Acer, ASUS, HP, Toshiba and probably others.

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Linus Torvalds Announces Subsurface 4.6 Open-Source Dive Log and Planning App

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