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Researchers offer simple scheme to stop the next Stuxnet

1 hour 56 min ago
One of the world's oldest programming styles, the ladder logic that runs on industrial programmable logic controllers, remains dangerously vulnerable to attack, according to boffins from Singapore and India.

Manjaro ARM to shut down

4 hours 14 min ago
Manjaro ARM was built for ARM embedded devices and was doing a great job from over a year ago. Manjaro ARM supported devices like Raspberry Pi, Ocdroid, etc. Today a bad news came from Manjaro-arm team that it is going to shut down all the services. The team has to make this tough decision because of a low number of contributors. There were very fewer people to maintain and work on the development of this amazing distribution.

Using Trusted Boot on IBM OpenPOWER servers

6 hours 25 min ago
IBM OpenPOWER servers provide a firmware level security feature known as Trusted Boot. Trusted Boot helps defend against a boot code cyberattack by helping to verify that your server is running only authorized firmware. Integrity of your firmware is vital to the security of your system. Trusted Boot works by taking measurements of the executable boot code as the server boots and recording these measurements to a dedicated hardware security module known as the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). Together with a process known as remote attestation, you can use the data in the TPM to verify the integrity of your server's boot code.

That Was The Week That Was (TWTWTW): Edition 2

8 hours 37 min ago
This is the second edition of TWTWTW, a weekly blog proclaiming noteworthy news in the open source world. It provides a concise distilled commentary of notable open source related news from a different perspective. For the second edition, we present a succint catchup covering software, hardware, book releases, ending with a real Barry Bargain!

6 open source tools I use on my Windows machine

10 hours 48 min ago
In most of the places I have worked there has been a centralized computer and application standard that was more or less mandatory for all employees. There are benefits of such an environment, which I will not go into in this piece, but for me, as an open source and Linux enthusiast, I try to use the tools I'm used to and like.

Distributed Logging for Containers

13 hours 30 sec ago
The era of microservices calls for a new approach to logging with built-in infrastructure for both aggregation and storage. Multiple applications running in isolated containers require a specialized approach to make sure all data is collected, stored and usable later.

Slackware-Based Zenwalk Linux Gets New ISO Snapshot with GTK3 Build of Firefox

Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:40:00 AM
The development team behind the Slackware-based Zenwalk GNU/Linux distribution have announced the release and general availability of a new ISO snapshot image with all the latest software versions and some exciting new features.

Install multiple Odoo instances on a single machine

Sunday 26th of February 2017 05:28:29 AM
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install multiple Odoo instances on a single Ubuntu 16.04 VPS using a python virtual environment.

5 open source security tools too good to ignore

Sunday 26th of February 2017 03:34:07 AM
If you haven’t been looking to open source to help address your security needs, it’s a shame—you’re missing out on a growing number of freely available tools for protecting your networks, hosts, and data. The best part is, many of these tools come from active projects backed by well-known sources you can trust...

What to do when people start hacking your culture

Sunday 26th of February 2017 01:39:45 AM
I've previously written about the fact the Apache Software Foundation offers an exemplar of large-scale open source governance. Even with those supreme qualities, things can still go wrong. Apache offers some of the best protections for open source contributors but its mature rules can be manipulated by skilled politicians and/or determined agendas. What can we learn from their experience?read more

Master the Open Cloud with Free, Community-Driven Guides

Saturday 25th of February 2017 11:45:23 PM
One of the common criticisms of open source in general, especially when it comes to open cloud platforms such as OpenStack and ownCloud, is lack of truly top-notch documentation and training resources. The criticism is partly deserved, but there are some free documentation resources that benefit from lots of contributors.

Getting started with Ansible

Saturday 25th of February 2017 09:51:01 PM
Ansible is an open-source automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates.

SteamVR comes to Linux, a new game engine, and more gaming news

Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:56:39 PM
In this edition of our open gaming roundup, we take a look at the SteamVR for Linux beta, a new open source game engine, and more.Open gaming roundup for February 12-25, 2017 read more

Malware Lets a Drone Steal Data by Watching a Computer's Blinking LED

Saturday 25th of February 2017 06:02:17 PM
A few hours after dark one evening earlier this month, a small quadcopter drone lifted off from the parking lot of Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel. It soon trained its built-in camera on its target, a desktop computer's tiny blinking light inside a third-floor office nearby.

Install multiple Odoo instances on a single machine

Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:07:55 PM
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install multiple Odoo instances on a single Ubuntu 16.04 VPS using a python virtual environment.

A Look at Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS for Raspberry Pi

Saturday 25th of February 2017 02:13:33 PM
There is a lot of good work and potential in the latest Ubuntu MATE image for the Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately, my experience with testing it out showed that it isn’t quite there yet to be considered as a serious alternative to Raspbian.

Persistent Memory Usage in Linux

Saturday 25th of February 2017 12:19:11 PM
In most cases, when a machine crashes or fails, we lose whatever we had loaded into memory, which for some applications can result in quite a bit of time and effort to recover when the system comes back online. At LinuxCon Europe, Maciej Maciejewski, Senior Software Engineer at Intel, talked about how persistent memory can be used to retain its contents after a power failure.

Peek – Create a Animated GIF Recorder in Linux

Saturday 25th of February 2017 10:36:15 AM
Peek is a free, open source tool that create/record a selection of your screen to an animated GIF image on Unix like operating system.

How to Install Apache Directory Studio and Connect to an OpenLDAP Server

Saturday 25th of February 2017 08:53:20 AM
If you happen to administer one or more OpenLDAP servers, you know that they can be a challenge to work with. Working with LDAP itself can be a bit tricky; to that end, many opt to go the phpLDAPadmin route (which is an amazing tool for individual servers). There’s one particular piece of software that does an outstanding job of managing multiple LDAP servers: Apache Directory Studio.

How to let users securely edit files using sudoedit on Linux

Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:10:24 AM
Suppose you are a system administrator in a company where teams mostly work on Linux with limited privileges. Now imagine a situation where members of one of the teams - as part of some new work - need to frequently edit a file that requires superuser privileges. What would you do?

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UKSM Is Still Around For Data Deduplication Of The Linux Kernel

Several years back we wrote about Ultra Kernel Samepage Merging (UKSM) for data de-duplication within the Linux kernel for transparently scanning all application memory and de-duping it where possible. While the original developer is no longer active, a new developer has been maintaining the work and continues to support it on the latest Linux kernel releases. Read more

Why Dell’s gamble on Linux laptops has paid off

The whole juggernaut that is now Linux on Dell started as the brainchild of two core individuals, Barton George (Senior Principal Engineer) and Jared Dominguez (OS Architect and Linux Engineer). It was their vision that began it all back in 2012. It was long hours, uncertain futures and sheer belief that people really did want Linux laptops that sustained them. Here is the untold story of how Dell gained the top spot in preinstalled Linux on laptops. Where do you start when no one has ever really even touched such a concept? The duo did have some experience of the area before. George explained that the XPS and M3800 Linux developer’s laptops weren’t Dell’s first foray into Linux laptops. Those with long memories may remember Dell testing the waters for a brief while by having a Linux offering alongside Windows laptops. By their own admission it didn’t work out. “We misread the market,” commented George. Read more Also: New Entroware Aether Laptop for Linux Powered with Ubuntu

A Short MATE Desktop 1.17 Review in February 2017

MATE 1.17 is a testing release, it has no official announcement like 1.16 stable release (odd = unstable, even = stable). But what made me interested is because Ubuntu MATE 17.04 includes it by default so I write this short review. The most fundamental news is about MATE Desktop is now completely ported to GTK+3 leaving behind GTK+2. You may be interested seeing few changes and I have tried Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Alpha 2 to review MATE 1.17 below. Enjoy MATE 1.17! Read more Also: What's up with the hate towards Freedesktop?