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Gitlab, Pelican and Let’s Encrypt for a secure blog

2 hours 44 min ago
SSL security allows users to trust the authenticity of a site’s content. While you can host an SSL blog on both GitHub and GitLab pages, only GitLab supports SSL for custom domains. This article shows you how to use Pelican and Let’s Encrypt to produce... Continue Reading →

Engineer Finds Passion and Community With Kids On Computers

3 hours 53 min ago
If you love technology, you can find a space for yourself and connect with others around mutual interests, according to Avni Khatri, president of Kids on Computers (KoC), a nonprofit that sets up computer labs using donated hardware and open source software in areas where kids have no other access to technology.  

Which is the best programming language for beginners?

5 hours 1 min ago
What is the best language for a budding programmer to get their start with? There are probably as many opinions about which language is best for beginners as there are languages to choose from. And the options change all of the time. When we asked this question two years ago, Python came out on top as the clear winner. But is it still the best choice today?read more

Open Source Hardware: From SBCs to Servers

6 hours 10 min ago
When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, VR gear, and even laptops and servers.

Top 3 machine learning libraries for Python

7 hours 19 min ago
You don't have to be a data scientist to be fascinated by the world of machine learning, but a few travel guides might help you navigate the vast universe that also includes big data, artificial intelligence, and deep learning, along with a large dose of statistics and analytics.read more

The Secure Linux OS - Tails

8 hours 27 min ago
Some people worry a lot about security issues. Anyone can worry about their personal information, such as credit card numbers, on the Internet. They can also be concerned with someone monitoring their activity on the Internet, such as the websites they visit. To help ease these frustrations about the Internet anyone can use the Internet without having to “look over their shoulder”.

An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins

9 hours 36 min ago
Why, you ask, should anyone care about Vim? It's complex, it's so old it's a fossil, and you like Kate/Leafpad/Geany/Gedit/Nano/Jed/Lime/Emacs/what-have-you, and the Linux world is cram-full of great text editors, so why bother with Vim?

How Ironic: Harman Kardon’s Microsoft Cortana Speaker Is Powered by Linux

10 hours 44 min ago
And since Cortana is the key feature of this little device, it only makes sense for Harman Kardon to turn to Windows 10 to power the device. And yet, it looks like the so-called Harman Kardon is actually running Linux.

Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel

11 hours 53 min ago
Linux system administrators should be on the watch for kernel updates because they fix a local privilege escalation flaw that could lead to a full system compromise.

Using Open Source Software to Speed Development and Gain Business Advantage

13 hours 2 min ago
There are many compelling reasons to use Open Source Software (OSS), all of which add up to a competitive advantage for the organization.

Grasp Perl with Open-Source Books

14 hours 10 min ago
Programming is about solving problems and good communication. But before code is written, you need to know how to solve the problem. Breaking the problem into component parts assists in the process. And being able to model the problem so that it’s easy to implement and test also helps. Combine this with a solid understanding of the programming language itself – a good programming book contributes to all aspects of problem solving. Perl has the virtue it can solve a problems in a few lines of code.

3 Security Features to Consider When Choosing a Linux Workstation

15 hours 19 min ago
Learn how to work from anywhere and keep your data, identity, and sanity. If your systems administrators are remote workers, you may wish to establish a set of guidelines to help ensure that their workstations pass core security requirements. This will help reduce the risk that they become attack vectors against the rest of your IT infrastructure.

Ktube – A Powerful Media Downloader App to Download & Watch YouTube Videos and others

16 hours 28 min ago
Ktube is a Media Downloader App was created by Keshav Bhatt after Successor of his previous media downloader called Ultimate-Media-Downloader.

How to install Arch Linux on VirtualBox

Friday 24th of February 2017 07:17:25 AM
Arch Linux is a Linux-based operating system that is designed for i689 and 86-64 computers. Arch Linux is also popular for having a comprehensive documentation in form of the community wiki known as ArchWiki. This Linux operating system is based on binary packages that are targeted for i832, 64-bit, and 32-bit systems and optimized for the best performance on the modern hardware systems.

Recent open source hardware trends, from SBCs to servers

Friday 24th of February 2017 06:08:48 AM
At ELC Europe, Intel MinnowBoard SBC evangelist John Hawley surveyed open hardware trends, and their impact on OS-enabled device and system development. When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, ..........

MirageOS Unikernel Effort Moves Forward

Friday 24th of February 2017 05:00:11 AM
Linux Foundation backed Xen Project helps to advance the state of MirageOS unikernel operating system with a new release that now supports the KVM hypervisor

Storj introduces a distributed blockchain-protected cloud storage service

Friday 24th of February 2017 03:51:34 AM
Would you believe in a safe peer-to-peer cloud storage solution? Storj Labs thinks you will with their blockchain-protected, open-source service.

Linux Kernels 4.9.12 and 4.4.51 Now Available with Small Changes, Updated Drivers

Friday 24th of February 2017 02:42:57 AM
Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the general availability of two new maintenance updates for the long-term supported Linux 4.9 and Linux 4.4 kernel updates for Linux-based operating systems.

10 command-line tools for data analysis in Linux

Friday 24th of February 2017 01:34:19 AM
So you've landed on some data you want to analyze. Where do you begin?Many people used to working in a graphical environment might default to using a spreadsheet tool, but there's another way that might prove to be faster and more efficient, with just a little more effort. And you don't need to become an expert in a statistical modeling language or a big data toolset to take advantage of these tools.read more

Test WordPress Logins With Hydra on Kali Linux

Friday 24th of February 2017 12:25:42 AM
There are web forms all over the Internet. Even sites that don't usually allow regular users to log in probably have an admin area. It's important when running and deploying a site to make sure that the passwords gating access to sensitive controls and admin panels are as secure as possible.

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