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More ad-versarial tech: Mozilla to pop limited ad blocker into Firefox

1 hour 16 min ago
Deteriorating web prompts browser maker to take a stand. Mozilla intends to add basic ad filtering capabilities to its Firefox browser later this year, according to its recently updated roadmap. The move follows from what Asa Dotzler, Firefox roadmap and community leader at Mozilla, describes as changes that are making the web experience worse.

How to Install Python 3.6.4 on CentOS 7

3 hours 10 min ago
We’ll show you how to install Python 3.6.4 on CentOS 7. Python is at the core of many popular websites and programs – YouTube, Instagram, and even Yum on CentOS, to name a few. They all rely on Python’s reliability and performance to complete many tasks at a time. Python is a general-purpose object-oriented programming language designed to be used as a software solution for almost all kinds of problems.

Why so little love for the patent grant in the MIT License?

5 hours 5 min ago
Too often, I hear it said that the MIT License has no patent license, or that it has merely some possibility of an "implied" patent license. If the MIT License was sensitive, it might develop an inferiority complex in light of the constant praise heaped on its younger sibling, the Apache License, which conventional wisdom says has a "real" patent more

Raspberry Pi atmospheric sensor HAT can detect distant explosions

6 hours 59 min ago
OSOP’s $179 and up “Raspberry Boom” Raspberry Pi HAT add-on detects infrasound from volcanoes, explosions, and rockets. A $299 and up Shake and Boom HAT adds a seismograph. Panama-based OSOP, which found Kickstarter success with its Raspberry Shake seismograph add-on board for the Raspberry Pi, has now returned with a Raspberry Boom add-on board and […]

Purism Librem 13: A Security-Focused Powerhouse of a Linux Laptop

10 hours 48 min ago
When I learned a relatively new company was shipping laptops pre-installed with Linux, I jumped at the chance to review one. The company in question is Purism.

This Week in Open Source News: New ACRN Project For IoT Arrives, Sony Owes PS3 Owners $65 & More

12 hours 42 min ago
This week in open source and Linux news, The Linux Foundation's new ACRN (yes, pronounced acorn) project offers a hypervisor designed for IoT, Sony owes disgruntled PS3 owners $65... because of Linux, and more!

5 Minute FOSS: Spinning a custom Linux distribution

14 hours 36 min ago
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Best Desktop Environment

16 hours 31 min ago
Read on to see how the desktop environment contenders fared in this week's Readers'Choice Awards category.

Is Application Security Dead?

18 hours 25 min ago
Spoiler alert: If application security isn't dead yet, its days are numbered. OK, this is an over-exaggeration, but fear not, application security engineers - the work you do is actually becoming more important than ever, and your budget will soon reflect this. Application security will never die, but it will have to morph to succeed.

7 steps to DevOps hiring success

Saturday 24th of March 2018 05:42:48 AM
As many of us in the DevOps scene know, most companies are hiring, or, at least, trying to do so. The required skills and job descriptions can change entirely from company to company. As a broad overview, most teams are looking for a candidate from either an operations and infrastructure background or someone from a software engineering and development background, then combined with key skills relating to continuous integration, configuration management, continuous delivery/deployment, and cloud infrastructure. Currently in high-demand is knowledge of container orchestration.

Linux Mint 19 "Tara" Will Ship in June, Pre-Installed on the Mintbox Mini 2 PCs

Saturday 24th of March 2018 03:48:26 AM
The Linux Mint project announced today details about the second-generation Mintbox Mini PC, along with the expected release date of the upcoming Linux Mint 19 "Tara" operating system.

How to integrate ONLYOFFICE 9.6 with WordPress

Saturday 24th of March 2018 01:54:04 AM
In this tutorial, we'll learn how to easily integrate ONLYOFFICE with your WordPress website. ONLYOFFICE is an open source solution that comprises powerful document editing features and multiple productivity tools, such as CRM, projects, mail, chat and more distributed under AGPL v3.

Envoy CNCF Project Completes Security Audit, Delivers New Release

Friday 23rd of March 2018 11:59:42 PM
The Envoy cloud services proxy mesh is the first project to benefit from the CNCF's security audit process, with Kubernetes set to follow in the future.

Wireless crazed Orange Pi boasts 4G LTE, WiFi, BT, FM, and GPS

Friday 23rd of March 2018 10:05:20 PM
The “Orange Pi 4G-IOT” SBC that runs Android 6.0 on a quad -A53 MediaTek MT6737 SoC, and offers a 40-pin header, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, GPS, a 4G LTE radio, and fingerprint sensor support.

i.MX6 ULL module runs Linux with real-time patch

Friday 23rd of March 2018 08:56:43 PM
Artila’s “M-X6ULL” COM runs Linux 4.14 with the PREEMPT_RT patch on an 800MHz i.MX6 ULL, and offers dual LAN controllers, 4GB eMMC or an optional microSD slot, and an optional carrier board. The M-X6ULL, which follows other Artila i.MX based modules such as the i.MX537 based M-5360A, measures only 68 x 43mm. Still, that’s hardly […]

How to tell when moving to blockchain is a bad idea

Friday 23rd of March 2018 07:48:06 PM
So, there's this thing called "blockchain" that is quite popular…read more

Ubuntu Preps to Remove Qt 4 Support from the Archives, Target Ubuntu 19.04

Friday 23rd of March 2018 06:39:29 PM
Ubuntu developer and contributor Simon Quigley recently proposed the removal of Qt 4 support from the repositories of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, following in the footsteps of Debian GNU/Linux.

Court of Appeal settles reseller's question: Is software a good?

Friday 23rd of March 2018 05:30:51 PM
The answer may dismay and confuse youSoftware is not a good, the Court of Appeal in London, England, has ruled.…

Digitizing VHS with Fedora

Friday 23rd of March 2018 04:22:14 PM
Just before Christmas, I decided it was time for my kids to see one of my favorite movies: The Muppet Christmas Carol. I grabbed the tape (yes, tape) off the shelf and put it in the VCR (yes, VCR) and... nothing happened. Oh no!read more