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This tutorial explains how to install pandom: a timing jitter true random number generator maintained by ncomputers.org. The built-in Linux kernel true random number generator provides low throughput under modern circumstances, as for example: personal computers with solid state drives (SSD) and virtual private servers (VPS). This problem is becoming popular in Linux implementations, because of the continuously increasing need for true random numbers, mainly by diverse cryptographic purposes.
Manufacturers have lobbied hard against right to repair legislation in the past. Last year, a bill headed through the New York statehouse was killed in part due to lobbying from Apple and IBM, among other manufacturers. But nationwide, the legislation appears to have much more momentum this year as more states introduce right to repair bills. Last month, the American Farm Bureau Federation, an influential political organization representing farmers, officially endorsed right to repair legislation.
Another distro. Yeah, I know. I am getting tired too of all these distros popping out of everywhere. But I am still interested in trying them out. Each and every distro has a different reason for its existence. Today, we will look at Linux lite 3.2. This is neither a distro aiming to be a lightweight distro nor a distro trying to unleash the power of Linux with all apps preloaded. Instead, It tries to strike that perfect balance between them. Now, almost all of the distros aim to do that then, what is so special about this distro which makes it unique. Well, let me introduce to the distro first and I think why it achieved so much more than other distros becomes clear after that.
If there’s one thing you want from a laptop, it’s long battery life. You want every drop of power you can get to work, read, or just be entertained on a long jaunt. So it’s good to know where your power is going. You can... Continue Reading →
Hald-CLUT files offer a straightforward way to apply color corrections to an image. But what if you have a handful of Hald-CLUT files and you want to apply them all to a specific photo?
Catch up on this series:Part 1: Automating repetitive tasks for digital artists with PythonPart 2: Python file-management tricks for digital artistsread more
In this article, we will discuss in detail the 'su' command as well as how it differs from the 'sudo' command. The main work of the su command is to let you switch to some other user during a login session. In other words, the tool lets you assume the identity of some other user without having to logout and then login (as that user).
Regular expressions are a powerful means for pattern matching and string parsing that can be applied in so many instances. With this incredible tool you can...
The moment the open source RepRap 3D printer was created, its potential for helping the developing the world was evident.read more
Considering that System76 chose to unveil its new design plans to The Linux Gamer, we can't help but wonder if a System76 mean Steam Machine isn't in the works.
Amid growing concern regarding escalating attacks on Linux-based devices, a well-attended talk at ELC Europe 2016 focused on the topic of verified boot schemes. Amid growing attacks on Linux devices, the 2016 Embedded Linux Conference demonstrated a renewed focus on security. One well-attended presentation at ELC Europe covered the topic of verified boot schemes. In […]
Virtually every company today uses firewalls to enforce perimeter security. However, this security model is problematic because, when that perimeter is breached, an attacker has relatively easy access to a company’s privileged intranet. As companies adopt mobile and cloud technologies, the perimeter is becoming increasingly difficult to enforce. Google is taking a different approach to network security. We are removing the requirement for a privileged intranet and moving our corporate applications to the Internet.
Ubuntu 16.04.X segment line has gotten its' next maintenance and bug-fix update, Ubuntu 16.04.2, so basically it is the second point update after the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS final for Desktop, Server, Cloud-based ones as well as the different flavored versions of Ubuntu like Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Mythbuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu GNOME have also been availed with their updated images of 16.04.2 version.[....]
You must have seen my earlier post about replacing faulty disk in Linux raid , however if something goes wrong with system sometimes you need to stop and delete Linux Raid array. We will go first about how we can stop linux raid array. here is sample output of status of Raid array:
Microsoft has decided to bundle its February patches together with those scheduled for March, a move that at least some security experts disagree with.
"Software Freedom" shouldn't mean "use free software or else." It should mean you are free to use the software you choose.
The Linux Foundation has announced keynote speakers and session highlights for Open Networking Summit, to be held April 3-6, 2017 in Santa Clara, CA.
Over time, however, that perimeter developed holes as Google's increasingly mobile workforce, scattered around the world, demanded access to the network. And employees complained about having to go through a sometimes slow, unreliable VPN. On top of that, Google, like everyone else, was moving to the cloud, which was also outside of the castle.
The UK-based video game publisher Feral Interactive is proud to announce the immediate availability of the HITMAN: The Complete First Season stealth game for Linux and SteamOS platforms.
Some of the world’s largest and most successful companies gathered this week at Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe to share best practices around open source use and participation.