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Physical RAM attack can root Android and possibly other devices

53 min 52 sec ago
A team of researchers from the VUSec Group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the Graz University of Technology in Austria, and the University of California in Santa Barbara has demonstrated not only are Rowhammer attacks possible on ARM, but they're even easier to pull off than on x86.

Multi Node OpenStack ‘Newton’ Installation Steps on CentOS 7

1 hour 51 min ago
Good News for Openstack lovers, latest version OpenStack ‘Newton’ has been released... this is the 14th release of openstack (open source cloud software)

An introduction to Mozilla's Secure Open Source Fund

2 hours 48 min ago
Chris Riley is Head of Public Policy at Mozilla, where he works on open Internet policy initiatives and developments. I had a chance to catch up with Chris about a new effort launched at Mozilla called the Secure Open Source Fund. The goal of the Fund is to support security audits and remediation for open source software more

OpenStack Summit Emphasizes Security, Interoperability

3 hours 45 min ago
Although the event will highlight use cases at major customers as well as cloud interoperability, securing OpenStack clouds will be a prevailing theme this year.

3 open source time management tools

4 hours 42 min ago
For many people, one of the reasons they cite for using a Linux-based operating system is productivity. If you're a power user who has tweaked your system just to your liking, and particularly if you adept at the command line, chances are you've realized significant gains in productivity.But do you have to be an extreme power user to make use of open source software's ability to boost your productivity? Absolutely not!read more

ArchBang – Best Arch based distro for old or low-end hardware with high performance and low resource utilization

5 hours 39 min ago
ArchBang is one of the best Arch based distro for old or low-end hardware with combination of OpenBox window manager and always up to date.

Keeping up the fight for free software

6 hours 36 min ago
Here's John Sullivan's vision for a more just world: You pop into your favorite electronics retailer and encounter a panoply of new gadgets, each one more alluring and astounding than the last—and each one guaranteed to respect your freedom. Your freedom to inspect its software. Your freedom to modify that software. Your freedom to have that software collect only the data you more

Upgrading OpenSUSE Leap to OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

7 hours 34 min ago
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a tutorial about how to convert OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 to the rolling release OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. I decided to try it, and recorded this video while doing so. Enjoy!

Configuring WINE with Winecfg

8 hours 31 min ago
Many programs work under WINE with absolutely no configuration. The second WINE is installed, it can flawlessly run them. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case, and applications are constantly being updated, so the list of flawless applications is always changing. It's a good thing that WINE can be configured to accommodate potentially troublesome programs.

Benefits Of Using Lightweight Linux Distributions

9 hours 28 min ago
There are quite a few lightweight linux distributions around but why should you care especially when most of our PCs that are on the market boast some very fast multi-core processors, large volumes of RAM and very fast Solid State Drives. Sure they can bring new life to old machines but there are many other reasons why they could be awesome for you.

Installing and Running a Headless Virtualization Server

10 hours 25 min ago
In recent years, hardware virtualization has become commonplace in thecomputing industry and more available to end users. Theidea behind it is a noble one. Why invest in allocating more serverhardware and not utilize it to its full potential, when instead you canconsolidate it all onto one or a few servers and share their resources?

ARM/FPGA module runs Linux on Arria 10 SoC

11 hours 34 min ago
iWave’s rugged, Linux-friendly, 95 x 75mm “Arria 10 SoC Module” expands upon the dual-core, ARM/FPGA SoC from Altera with DDR4 and 24 transceivers. The iWave Systems Arria 10 SoC Module builds upon Intel/Altera’s Arria 10 SX SoC, a faster, newer sibling to the Cyclone V SX, which iWave tapped for its Qseven based iW-RainboW-G17M-Q7 COM […]

Tool That Lets You Install Ubuntu Touch on Your Mobile Device Now Supports Maru OS

12 hours 42 min ago
It's been a little over a week since we told you all about Marius Quabeck's awesome new tool that lets you easily install the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system on your device, and it looks like the developer was quite busy lately.

'Root' Of More IoT-Based DDoS Attacks

13 hours 51 min ago
Last Friday's massive DDoS that exploited online cameras and DVRs was simple to pull off -- and a new chapter in online attacks.

Open Rsync server exposed EMS computers in Greensboro, NC

15 hours 10 sec ago
EMS computers in Guilford County, NC were exposed for an unknown length of time, because the server managing system updates was publicly available on the internet. The problem was discovered earlier this month by a researcher scanning the internet for Rsync servers.

How open access content helps fuel growth in Indian-language Wikipedias

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 06:56:28 AM
Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in rural India, and because most Internet users are more comfortable in their native languages, websites producing content in Indian languages are going to drive this more

Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 Up to Release Candidate State, Raspberry Pi 3 Image Is Out

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 05:47:51 AM
This past weekend, Ubuntu Snappy developer Michael Vogt announced the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) development milestone of the upcoming Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 operating system.

Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears denied fees after winning patent case

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 04:39:14 AM
It's getting easier than ever for defendants to win fees in patent cases, especially against "non-practicing entities" with no products. But don't tell that to pop stars Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.

Chakra GNU/Linux Users Receive KDE Plasma 5.8.2 and KDE Apps 16.08.2, Lots More

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 03:30:37 AM
With great pleasure, Chakra GNU/Linux developers Neofytos Kolokotronis informed the community about the latest open source software projects and technologies that landed in the stable repositories of the distribution.

Of Life, Linux and Karma Angels

Tuesday 25th of October 2016 02:22:00 AM
A selfless act and a new Linux computer set some truly amazing life-changing wheels into motion. Fact is, something happened to Diane and me 2 months ago that can be described as no less than an "Oprah Moment"...a number of circumstances that accumulated into nothing less than a True Magic Moment. Stick around...Linux is a part of this.

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Zorin OS 12 Beta - Flat white, no sugar

I did not do any other testing, no extensive tweaking, no customization. I felt no need or desire to do so. Now, do remember Zorin OS 12 is still in beta, so we can excuse some of the problems we see here. But others are purely Ubuntu, and have been ported over from the parent distro without any discrimination or any improvements and fixes introduced in the last six months. The big offenders include: multimedia and smartphone support, poor software management, and then the somewhat heavy utilization and slow performance. Zorin is quite pretty but weary on the eyes, it tries perhaps too hard to be more than it is, and overall, the value it brings is negatively offset by the myriad papercuts of its design and the implementation of its unique style, plus the failings of the Ubuntu family. It's an okay choice, if you will, but there's nothing too special about it anymore. It's not as fun as it used to be. Gone is the character, gone is the glamor. This aligns well with the overall despair in the Linux desktop world. Maybe the official release will be better, but I doubt it. Why would suddenly one distro excel where 50 others of the same crop had failed with the exact same problems? Final grade, 5/10. Test if you like the looks, other than that, there's no incentive in really using Zorin. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Read more

PlayStation 4 hacked again? Linux shown running on 4.01 firmware

Hackers attending the GeekPwn conference in Shanghai have revealed a new exploit for PlayStation 4 running on the 4.01 firmware. In a live demo you can see below, once again the Webkit browser is utilised in order to inject the exploit, which - after a conspicuous cut in the edit - jumps to a command line prompt, after which Linux is booted. NES emulation hilarity courtesy of Super Mario Bros duly follows. Assuming the hack is authentic - and showcasing it at GeekPwn makes the odds here likely - it's the first time we've seen the PlayStation 4's system software security compromised since previous holes in the older 1.76 firmware came to light, utilised by noted hacker group fail0verflow in the first PS4 Linux demo, shown in January this year. Read more Also: 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Coming To Linux In November, Mac Port On Hold