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Reminder: Microsoft to no longer update original Windows 10 release after March 26

2 hours 56 min ago
The first release of Windows 10, known as 1507, is the version that Microsoft will no longer update after March 26, 2017. The other two versions of the product in market -- the November update (1511) from November 2015 and the Anniversary Update (1607) -- will continue to get regular security and feature fixes and updates.

Your Computer's Clipboard is a Security Problem - Fix it in Linux With xsel and cron

4 hours 50 min ago
Any program you run can read your clipboard, and its contents linger until another copy event or a reboot. Modern browsers enable multiple ways for malicious websites to read the clipboard contents (or add items in), so eliminate the worry by using a script with cron that auto-clears your clipboard regularly.

How to Keep Hackers out of Your Linux Machine Part 1: Top Two Security Tips

6 hours 45 min ago
There is nothing a hacker likes more than a tasty Linux machine available on the Internet. In my recent Linux Foundation webinar I shared tactics, tools, and methods hackers use to invade your space.

5 Linux Desktop Environments on the Rise for 2017

Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:47:39 AM
With each passing year, the Linux desktop ecosystem shifts and morphs from one darling to the next. Although it’s sometimes challenging to tell, from month to month, which desktop will reign as the fan favorite, there are always signs that a particular desktop is going to rise in market share. Three trends I always examine are evolution, usability, and modernity. I prefer my desktops to have evolved along with the needs of current trends and users, to be easily used, and have a modern design aesthetic. Bonus points are generally awarded for a high range of flexibility.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux & Open Source Vulnerabilities in 2017

Saturday 21st of January 2017 05:53:17 AM
This week in open source news, a study from Black Duck suggests the potential for open source malware is set to skyrocket in 2017, longtime undetected Mac malware exposed, and more! Read our digest for the recent stories you need to hear:

Linux-based IoT gateway certified for Azure

Saturday 21st of January 2017 04:44:40 AM
Finland-based IonSign has begun shipping an IoT gateway billed as a “complete industrial grade production unit for data collection and edge computing.” The Debian Linux based Gluon GMU491 Cloud Gateway is designed for collecting sensor, meter, fieldbus, or automation system data and packaging it for direct delivery to commercial cloud platforms.

Vinux 5.1 released

Saturday 21st of January 2017 03:36:03 AM
Vinux is distribution which mainly focus on blind and partially sighted people. Vinux is based on Ubuntu. Latest version of Vinux is 5.1 and it is based on Ubuntu 14.05.5 which is Long Term Support. Vinux uses Unity, Gnome or MATE as desktop environment. New release includes lots of updated packages and other fixes.

How to Install Elastic Stack on CentOS 7

Saturday 21st of January 2017 02:27:26 AM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure Elastic Stack on a CentOS 7 server for monitoring server logs. Then I'll show you how to install 'Elastic beats' on a CentOS 7 and a Ubuntu 16 client operating system.

vmstat – A Standard Nifty Tool to Report Virtual Memory Statistics

Saturday 21st of January 2017 01:18:49 AM
vmstat is a standard nifty tool that reports virtual memory statistics of Linux system.

Keeping Linux devices secure with rigorous long-term maintenance

Saturday 21st of January 2017 12:10:11 AM
In this ELCE talk, Jan Lübbe of Pengutronix reveals how syncing with upstream projects can keep Linux devices secure and functional for 10 years and beyond. The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded […]

5 ways to expand your project's contributor base

Friday 20th of January 2017 11:01:34 PM
So many free and open source software projects were started to solve a problem, and people began to contribute to them because they too wanted a fix to what they encountered. End users of the project find it useful for their needs, and the project grows. And that shared purpose and focus attracts people to a project's community.Like anything with a lifespan, growth is both a sign of and the source of a project's viability. So how do project leads and maintainers encourage the growth of the contributor base? Here are five more

Serverless Computing Is the Stack Reimagined

Friday 20th of January 2017 09:52:57 PM
Alan Ho[he]#039[/he]s presentation at Node.js Interactive centered on serverless -- a technology he has been working on since he founded InstaOps (acquired by Apigee, which was then acquired by Google) a few years ago.What is Serverless?In Ho[he]#039[/he]s own words, "Serverless computing is the code execution model that the cloud provider abstracts the complexity of managing individual servers." This basically means the provider worries about the servers. You just run your code on them.

How to Use Logrotate to Manage Logs on Ubuntu

Friday 20th of January 2017 08:44:20 PM
Logrotate is a tool used by the system administrators to ease the management of large log files generated by the system services.

Digital Citizens, Let's Talk About Internet Health

Friday 20th of January 2017 07:35:43 PM
Today, Mozilla is launching the prototype version of the Internet Health Report. With this open-source research project, we want to start a conversation with you, citizens of the Internet, about what is healthy, unhealthy, and what lies ahead for the [he]#8230[/he] Read more

openSUSE Package Management Cheat Sheet

Friday 20th of January 2017 06:27:06 PM
Debian/Ubuntu have long been my primary Linux distributions, although like all good Linux users I have used Fedora, CentOS, Gentoo, Red Hat, Slackware, Arch Linux, Mageia, and other Linux distributions because why not? It is a feast of riches and the best playground there is.

Show Geotagged Photos on OpenStreetMap

Friday 20th of January 2017 05:18:29 PM
Want to show on the map the place where you took a specific photo? Provided that the photo is geotagged, a simple Bash shell function will do the job.

Docker 1.13 Prunes Containers, Improves Security

Friday 20th of January 2017 04:09:52 PM
The Docker 1.13 release introduces multiple new commands including prune and squash, which can help containers to use disk space more efficiently.

How to simplify your Debian/Ubuntu system updates with uCareSystem

Friday 20th of January 2017 03:01:15 PM
If you're like me, you prefer to keep your Linux systems as up to date as possible. After all, vulnerabilities are patched, new features are added, and a server or desktop can be made to run more smoothly and securely by keeping them as "in the now" as possible.

How to write web apps in R with Shiny

Friday 20th of January 2017 01:52:38 PM
Happy new year! I'm in the thick of working on a couple of larger articles this month, so look for those in the coming weeks. For this month's Nooks and Crannies, I want to point out briefly a great R library I've been playing with for my own more

Oracle Drops Plans for Solaris 12

Friday 20th of January 2017 11:55:40 AM
Instead of Solaris 12, Oracle plans a Solaris as the operating system's last version until at least 2021, as well as a SPARC IaaS.

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

Red Hat Financial News

Wine 2.0 RC6 released