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Linux Under the Hood: Silence of the RAM

40 min 57 sec ago
The continuing adventures of a new open source tinkerer who finds his diagnostic acumen sorely lacking during what should have been a simple RAM installation -- thereby leaving the rest of us grateful he didn't pursue a career in the medical field.

Is Canonical the Victim of High Expectations?

2 hours 33 min ago
From being the darling of open source, Canonical is closely and cynically scrutinized, its motives constantly questioned.

Can IBM Really Make a Business Out of Blockchain?

4 hours 16 min ago
You can mark 2016 as the year “blockchain” became a buzzword. It’s not as hollow as “cloud,” which marketers have rendered almost meaningless. But “blockchain” is now at the point where everyone and their dogs want a piece of it.

AMDGPU-PRO Driver 16.30 Officially Released with Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

5 hours 59 min ago
AMD released the final version of the AMDGPU-Pro 16.30 graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems, bringing support for new technologies like the Vulkan API.

Red Hat Summit Hosts a Wedding - for Real.

Thursday 30th of June 2016 05:28:04 AM
I've seen a lot of strange things at technology conferences. I've seen all manner of flying objects, cars, sports stars and crazy contests - but i've never seen what I saw today at Red Hat Summit 2016 - a real wedding.

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps Creator with New Parts Ecosystem, More

Thursday 30th of June 2016 03:45:08 AM
Canonical has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the highly anticipated Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Study: Encryption use increase largest in 11 years

Thursday 30th of June 2016 02:02:13 AM
Enterprise use of encryption saw the largest increase over the past year in over a decade, according to a report...

Peppermint 7 Released

Thursday 30th of June 2016 01:05:02 AM
Peppermint 7 launched a few days ago. Peppermint is a lightweightUbuntu-based Linux distribution with an emphasis on speed and simplicity.Although the name is similar to Linux Mint, the projects aren'tdirectly related.

Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 5

Thursday 30th of June 2016 12:07:51 AM
n previous articles in this series, we’ve whet our whistles with a quick look at the Process Table and pseudo filesystems, and we talked about /dev and /proc. Now let’s explore a few useful but unrelated command lines, which may save the day at some point.

Dangerous keyboard app has more than 50 million downloads

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 11:10:40 PM
"The problem was that it asked for just about every permission that an app could ask for," said Bill Anderson, chief product officer at mobile security company OptioLabs. "It was an especially long list. And surprisingly, most people said yes. But the permissions were so excessive that it turned this thing into a potentially marvelous way to hack phones."

Prepare to be hacked: Information security for small organizations

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 10:13:29 PM
Information security is challenging, and can be breathtakingly expensive in money and staff energy. Smaller organizations may not have the money or staffing expertise to do the job right, even when the need is the greatest. At OSCON 2016, Kelsey Gilmore-Innis of Sexual Health Innovations (SHI) gave a really interesting talk on how her small nonprofit has done some creative thinking about security, and how that influences the deployment and operation of their application.read more

Setting Up an NFS Server and Client on CentOS 7.2

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 09:16:18 PM
This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on CentOS 7. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk.

Android malware pretends to be WhatsApp, Uber and Google Play

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 08:19:07 PM
Once downloaded, the malware, which has been spreading through a phishing campaign over SMS, will create fake user interfaces on the phone as an “overlay” on top of real apps. These interfaces ask for credit card information and then send the entered data to the hacker.

RPi 3 add-on loads up on sensors, wireless radios

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 07:21:56 PM
Matrix Labs’ FPGA-driven “Matrix Creator” IoT daughter board for the Raspberry Pi 3 is loaded with sensors, 802.15.4 radios, and a mic array. The disc-shaped Matrix Creator add-on for the Raspberry Pi is based on AdMobilize’s successfully Kickstartered Matrix home automation and surveillance hub. AdMobilize spun off Matrix Labs, which has now built this cheaper, […]

Why I’m Unlikely to Ever Return Microsoft’s Love

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:24:45 PM
While the mainstream tech press is ready to embrace "the new Microsoft" as a friend to open source, many who fought in the trenches against the corporate giant will never be able to forgive and forget.

5 SSH Hardening Tips

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 05:27:34 PM
When you look at your SSH server logs, chances are they are full of attempted logins from entities of ill intent. Here are 5 general ways (along with several specific tactics) to make your OpenSSH sessions more secure...

Avoiding bad practices in open source project management

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 04:30:23 PM
During OpenStack Summit Austin, I had the chance to talk to some people about my experience on running open source projects. It turns out that after hanging out in communities and contributing to many projects for years, I may be able to provide some hindsight and an external eye to many of those who are new to it.read more

SteamOS 2.83 Beta Brings AMD Radeon GPU-PRO RC2 and Nvidia 367.27 Video Drivers

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 03:33:12 PM
Valve's engineers working on the SteamOS gaming operating system based on the stable Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" distribution have released a new Beta update.

A first look at Google's Science Journal app

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 02:36:01 PM
Google recently announced the release of its Science Journal app, a tool intended to "inspire future makers and scientists." All you need to get started is an Android phone—it will make use of the sensors on your phone and offers a digital science notebook to record your findings. The app is free and slated to be released open source later this summer.read more

COMs run Android on quad- or octa-core Samsung SoCs

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 01:38:50 PM
Boardcon announced a pair of 70 x 58mm COMs that run Android on Samsung’s quad-core, Cortex-A9 S5P4418 and octa-core, Cortex-A53 S5P6818 SoCs. The MINI4418 and MINI6818 computer-on-modules are “compatible” with each other, as well as with Boardcon’s earlier MINI3288, which is based on the quad-core, Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288. The new COMs instead tap two Samsung […]

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