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Linux 4.8 gets rc8

Monday 26th of September 2016 05:50:12 AM
Chill, penguin-fanciers: Linux lord Linus Torvalds is sitting on the egg that is Linux 4.8 for another week. As Torvalds indicated last week, this version of the kernel still needs work and therefore earned itself an eighth release candidate.

IBM Preaches Cognitive, Cloud, And IT Consumption

Monday 26th of September 2016 03:44:24 AM
Linux continues to be the star on which the Power Systems hitches its wagon. Power Systems GM Doug Balog says it's the market with the greatest opportunity...

LXQt 0.11.0 Desktop Environment Arrives After Almost One Year of Development

Monday 26th of September 2016 12:52:51 AM
After being in development for the past eleven months, the next major release of the lightweight, Qt-based LXQt desktop environment has been officially released and it's available for download.

Linux Kernel 4.7.5 Released with Numerous ARM and Networking Improvements

Sunday 25th of September 2016 10:47:03 PM
The fifth maintenance update to the Linux 4.7 kernel series, which is currently the most advanced, secure and stable kernel branch you can get for your GNU/Linux operating system, has been announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman.

How to: Install Google Chrome web browser on Ubuntu Linux (and uninstall Firefox)

Sunday 25th of September 2016 08:42:49 PM
On Linux, Google Chrome is now the top web browser, and it is the best way to experience Adobe Flash content too (if you still need it)... Installing Google Chrome on the Linux-based operating system is not totally straightforward. This is unfortunate, as the search-giant's web browser is...

Blockchain Summit Day Two: End-Of-Conference Highlights From Shanghai

Sunday 25th of September 2016 01:33:38 PM
Garzik drew on lessons from working at Red Hat in the early days of Linux Enterprise, and discussed the "missing pieces from DIY, download-it-yourself" programs for enterprise deployments serving corporations that need service and maintenance. For that, he was betting on open-source community development.

Ghost Minitaur Robot Opens Doors & Climbs Fences & Stairs!

Sunday 25th of September 2016 08:34:37 AM
Give this little droid a compatible brain, like a Raspberry Pi 3, which can display images via a built-in HDMI port and runs Linux at 1.2 Gigahertz, and is more akin to an actual computer than a microcontroller, and let programming of a robotic brain function shatter the ceiling on possibilities.

Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network after DDoS attack proves pricey

Sunday 25th of September 2016 06:28:49 AM
Security blog Krebs on Security has been taken offline by host Akamai Technologies following a DDoS attack which reached 665 Gbps in size.

Tails 2.6 - Ultra-secure Linux OS Used By Snowden Gets Updated Tor And Kernel

Sunday 25th of September 2016 04:23:01 AM
The development team of Tails, the anonymity-focused Debian GNU/Linux-based Live CD operating system, is here with its latest release. Tails 2.6 fixes multiple bugs and improves the software packages. This release is based on Linux kernel 4.6 and Tor 0.2.8.7. While the existing Tails users can go for the update, new users need to download the Live CD from Tails website.

How to enable automatic updates on a Linux VPS

Sunday 25th of September 2016 02:17:13 AM
In order to keep the data stored on your server as secure as possible, it is recommended to upgrade the services regularly. Keeping your services up to date is a very easy task and requires a small amount of time, but it is crucial for the safety of your data.

Krebs Goes Down, Opera Gets a VPN & More…

Sunday 25th of September 2016 12:11:25 AM
Also included: Yahoo's big hack, Garrett on Lenovo, new Audacious and GNOME, and Ubuntu get's ready for Yakkety Yak.

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Yasin Sekabira: Open Source Entrepreneur

Saturday 24th of September 2016 10:05:37 PM
Yasin Sekabira is a graduate of the computer science program at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, where he taught himself Linux through the free Intro to Linux course on edX and other online resources. He was one of 14 aspiring IT professionals to receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship, announced last month.

TripleO Master Branch Overcloud deployment via QuickStart

Saturday 24th of September 2016 07:59:49 PM
Following bellow is set of instructions required to perform TripleoO QuickStartdeployment for release "master". It differs a bit from testing default release"mitaka" . First on F24(23) workstation . . .

openSUSE Tumbleweed Is the First Stable Distro to Offer the GNOME 3.22 Desktop

Saturday 24th of September 2016 05:54:01 PM
OpenSUSE Chairman Richard Brown announced that the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment is now available for installation in openSUSE Tumbleweed.

FreeBSD 11.0 Final Release ISO Images Available For Download

Saturday 24th of September 2016 04:11:05 PM
The Final Release of FreeBSD 11.0 is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 2016. However, the release builds have started to appear on FreeBSD’s FTP mirrors and you can download the final ISO right now.

Debian-based WiFi router adds security and parental controls

Saturday 24th of September 2016 02:28:10 PM
The “Roqos Core” dual-band WiFi-ac router runs Debian on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers a cloud-based security and parental controls service. A Tysons, Virginia headquartered startup called Roqos has begun shipping a home WiFi router, along with cloud-based “advanced cybersecurity and parental control features” sold on a subscription basis. The Roqos Core router costs […]

Upgrade your SSH keys!

Saturday 24th of September 2016 12:45:15 PM
many of you are using older keys and not aware of the need to generate fresh ones to protect your privates much better. In this post I'll demonstrate how to transition to an Ed25519 key smoothly, why you would want this and show some tips and tricks on the way there.

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta Freeze Now in Effect, Lands September 23

Saturday 24th of September 2016 11:02:19 AM
Canonical's Adam Conrad announced that the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta is now in freeze stage and will arrive, as initially planned, on September 22, 2016.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Foundation Offering Free OpenStack Training, GitHub Wants More Business Users, & More

Saturday 24th of September 2016 09:19:23 AM
This week in open source and Linux news, a new OpenStack course from The Linux Foundation and edX is offered, GitHub's CEO sets user goals, and more! Keep on top of the latest Linux and OSS headlines with this weekly digest!

How to Easily Roll Back Changes with Snapper

Saturday 24th of September 2016 07:36:28 AM
One thing a Linux sysadmin must know how to do is recover from a change gone bad. It happens. You install, upgrade, or configure a system or service and things immediately go wrong. What do you do?

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Linux/FOSS Events

  • The Linux Foundation Announces Session Lineup for ApacheCon(TM) Europe
  • OpenShift Commons Gathering event preview
    We're just two months out from the OpenShift Commons Gathering coming up on November 7, 2016 in Seattle, Washington, co-located with KubeCon and CloudNativeCon. OpenShift Origin is a distribution of Kubernetes optimized for continuous application development and multi-tenant deployment. Origin adds developer and operations-centric tools on top of Kubernetes to enable rapid application development, easy deployment and scaling, and long-term lifecycle maintenance for small and large teams. And we're excited to say, the 1.3 GA release of OpenShift Origin, which includes Kubernetes 1.3, is out the door! Hear more about the release from Lead Architect for OpenShift Origin, Clayton Coleman.

Security News

  • Report: Linux security must be upgraded to protect future tech
    The summit was used to expose a number of flaws in Linux's design that make it increasingly unsuitable to power modern devices. Linux is the operating system that runs most of the modern world. It is behind everything from web servers and supercomputers to mobile phones. Increasingly, it's also being used to run connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including products like cars and intelligent robots.
  • security things in Linux v4.6
    Hector Marco-Gisbert removed a long-standing limitation to mmap ASLR on 32-bit x86, where setting an unlimited stack (e.g. “ulimit -s unlimited“) would turn off mmap ASLR (which provided a way to bypass ASLR when executing setuid processes). Given that ASLR entropy can now be controlled directly (see the v4.5 post), and that the cases where this created an actual problem are very rare, means that if a system sees collisions between unlimited stack and mmap ASLR, they can just adjust the 32-bit ASLR entropy instead.

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