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It's Sunday evening here is the US, and, for hardcore Linux users, this means that they test drive yet another RC (Release Candidate) build of the soon-to-be-released Linux 4.9 kernel.
Full compilation of the information required to understand a network monitor. What, why, when, how and where.
The research team hacked the Linux kernel on the watch and upgraded the software. To examine their idea, researchers developed some experimental apps for ViBand. The new technology could successfully control the apps on the watch or the remote devices, such as the lights and a TV, through common gestures.
YunOS, an operating system built from the free Linux software, made its debut on July 2011 with the Tianyu K-Touch W700 smartphone.
Sometimes you need to transfer and organize just a handful of specific photos and raw files from your camera, and a simple GUI tool can help your with that.
Intel’s Compute Stick is basically a fully functional, low-power PC crammed into a device that looks like an oversized USB flash drive. Plug it into the HDMI port on a TV, connect a power source, and you can run Windows, Linux, or other operating systems on a TV, monitor, or commercial display.
AV Linux is one of the few available fully functional Linux distros to give audio and video enthusiasts a professional level collection of tools to enhance their handling of audio-visual files.
Specialists from Japan will soon launch a new supercomputer which promises to be the most powerful in the world... 27 supercomputers of Japan from the Top 500 are fueled by Linux.
The Dashbot uses the C.H.I.P. Pro, essentially a miniaturized single-board computer like the Raspberry Pi. The chip runs Linux and is completely open source for your hacking pleasure.
The officially supported system for the Raspberry Pi is called Raspbian, and it is based on Debian, which has Linux roots and is versatile enough to run on other hardware, too. The Raspberry Pi — which started out in 2012 as a low-cost bare-bones motherboard meant to teach computer fundamentals — can also run other operating systems, including a special version of Ubuntu Linux.
Recently released exploit code makes people running fully patched versions of Fedora and other Linux distributions vulnerable to drive-by attacks that can install keyloggers, backdoors, and other types of malware, a security researcher says.
A new Wine development release arrived, versioned 1.9.24, two weeks after the Wine 1.9.23 snapshot, to improve support for several Windows games, as well as to add various improvements and bug fixes.
From the revelations of Edward Snowden to the potential problems with the Internet of Things and the latest malware, security and privacy are constantly in the news. The trouble is, while everyone is concerned about security and privacy, few know what to what to do about them. Fortunately, Linux has endless tools to address these problems without requiring that everyone become an expert.
Using the command line on a Linux machine could be very uncomfortable, especially for the beginners.
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is a free and open source office suite that includes an alternative for 3 major Microsoft Office apps – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint by providing access to the web-based set of tools for real-time co-editing.
In my Open-SourceClassroom column in the May 2016 issue, I discussed how to set up Gmail as your SMTP provider foroutgoing email. The problem with email is that sometimes the sheerquantity of it makes important messages slip past my radar. So for reallyimportant error messages, I like to get SMS messages.
The past few years have seen a huge surge in the number of consumer devices with voice control features that have hit the market. First came the voice assisting smartphone, with Google Assistant and Siri, and now making their way into the rest of your house with always-listening devices like Amazon Echo and starting this week, Google Home.
On Thanksgiving day, BaseALT Ltd, through Michael Shigorin, proudly announced the release and general availability of the ALT Linux 8.1 Workstation distribution aimed for personal and corporate desktop use.
Q4OS is a light weight Linux distribution which looks much like Windows of old. Don't let that put you off however as it is easy to install and easy to use with all the major top applications catered for.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install two WordPress instances on separate virtual servers with Ubuntu 16.04 OS and Apache, PHP and MySQL installed on them, and how to manage them from a single place using the MainWP WordPress plugin.