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KaOS Linux Gets the KDE Applications 18.08 Treatment, Latest Calamares Installer

1 hour 48 min ago
KaOS Linux got a new release that brings all the latest software updates, as well as various improvements and bug fixes need to enrich users' experience when using the operating system on their personal computers.

Building a Secure Ecosystem for Node.js

3 hours 2 min ago
At Node+JS Interactive, attendees collaborate face to face, network, and learn how to improve their skills with JS in serverless, IoT, and more. Stephanie Evans, Content Manager for Back-end Web Development at LinkedIn Learning, will be speaking at the upcoming conference about building a secure ecosystem for Node.js. Here she answers a few questions about teaching and learning basic security practices.

Slim signage player features Radeon E8860 GPU and six HDMI ports

5 hours 31 min ago
Ibase’s high-end “SI-626” signage player runs Windows or Linux on 7th or 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs with Radeon E8860 graphics, and offers 6x HDMI 1.4b ports, EDID remote management, and a 30mm profile. Ibase’s new SI-626 digital signage and video wall player combines high-end functionality with a slim 30mm height .........

New SparkyLinux 5.5 "Nibiru" ISOs Released with Latest Debian Buster Updates

6 hours 45 min ago
A new respin of the SparkyLinux 5.5 "Nibiru" Rolling images released in July 2018, are now available to download with all the latest software and security updates from the Debian Testing repositories.

How to Install Wine on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

8 hours 2 sec ago
Wine is a Windows Emulator which allows it to run many Windows Applications on Linux. This article describes installing Wine on an Ubuntu 18.04 system.

Python 3.7 beginner's cheat sheet

9 hours 14 min ago
The Python programming language is known for its large community and diverse extension menu, but much is packed into the language itself. This cheat sheet rounds up a few built-in pieces to get new Python programmers started.Download the Python 3.7 beginner's cheat sheetread more

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Linux Mint 19

10 hours 28 min ago
It has been a while since I have written a full Linux distribution review and so I have come back with a review of Linux Mint 19 as there really isn't a better place to start. It looks good, is easy to use and does just what you want it to.

Investigating Some Unexpected Bash coproc Behavior

11 hours 41 min ago
Recently while refreshing my memory on the use of Bash's coproc feature,I came across a reference to a pitfall that described what I thought wassome quite unexpected behavior.This post describes my quick investigation of the pitfall and suggests a workaround(although I don't really recommend using it).

BlackArch Linux Ethical Hacking OS Now Has More Than 2000 Hacking Tools

12 hours 55 min ago
The BlackArch Linux penetration testing and ethical hacking computer operating system now has more than 2000 tools in its repositories, announced the project's developers recently.

How to Encrypt USB Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

14 hours 10 min ago
Encryption is the best way to protect your important documents personal info and other credentials. In this tutorial, we will learn how to encrypt your USB drive with LUKS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Open-Source AMDGPU and ATI Linux Graphics Drivers Updated with New Features

15 hours 24 min ago
Michel Dänzer, the maintainer of the open-source X.Org graphics drivers for ATI/AMD Radeon GPUs supported by the "amdgpu" and "radeon" Linux kernel drivers, announced the release of xf86-video-ati 18.1.0 and xf86-video-amdgpu 18.1.0.

How to Use SCP Command to Securely Transfer Files

16 hours 38 min ago
SCP (secure copy) is a command line utility that allows you to securely copy files and directories between two locations.

The best editor for PHP developers who work in Linux OS

17 hours 53 min ago
Working in Linux? Have no idea how to simplify your life? The given article will shed light on some essential stats regarding PHP browsing through the basic things to brush up and refresh your programming knowledge. It introduces the new code editor, its installation and basic elements.

Best Free NoSQL Books

19 hours 7 min ago
One of the most basic choices to make when developing an application is whether to use a SQL or NoSQL database to store the data. “NoSQL” simply means non-relational and not SQL. It’s sometimes referred to as unstructured storage.

8 Python packages that will simplify your life with Django

20 hours 21 min ago
Django developers, we're devoting this month's Python column to packages that will help you. These are our favorite Django libraries for saving time, cutting down on boilerplate code, and generally simplifying our lives.

Data on clay

21 hours 36 min ago
If you were wandering the streets of a busy city in the Fertile Crescent a few thousand years ago, you might have run across someone jotting down a few notes on a small clay tablet. The jotting-down was done with the cut stem of a reed, and the result is today called cuneiform writing, after the wedge shape of some of the written elements (Latin cuneus, "wedge"). Cuneiform writing on clay was around for at least 3000 years and was adopted for use in a range of languages.

You Can Now Run Android 8.1 Oreo on Your PC with Microsoft/Windows 10 Launchers

Thursday 20th of September 2018 06:42:23 AM
Developer Arne Exton released today a new version of his Android-x86 fork AndEx that lets you run Google's Andriod 8.1 Oreo mobile operating system on your personal computer.

Linux-ready Apollo Lake mini-PC offers optional Movidius AI

Thursday 20th of September 2018 05:28:03 AM
Aaeon’s rugged “Boxer-6405” mini-PC features an Apollo Lake SoC plus 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 3x or 4x serial, and an HDMI port. Options including SATA, wireless, and an UP AI Core card with Movidius technology. Aaeon announced a Boxer-6405 mini-PC that will be unveiled at the 20th China International Industry Fair, held Sep. 19-23.

More in Tux Machines

FSFE Resignation and Parabola GNU/Linux-libre Needs Hardware

  • Daniel Pocock: Resigning as the FSFE Fellowship's representative
    I've recently sent the following email to fellows, I'm posting it here for the benefit of the wider community and also for any fellows who don't receive the email.
  • Parabola GNU/Linux-libre: Server loss
    However, that sponsorship has come to an end. We are alright for now; the server that 1984 Hosting is sponsoring us with is capable of covering our immediate needs. We are looking for a replacement server and are favoring a proprietor that is a "friend of freedom," if anyone in the community has a suggestion.

Red Hat: News and Financial Results

KDE and GNOME: Krita, Bionic and AppStream/AppData

  • Let’s Tally Some Votes!
    We’re about a week into the campaign, and almost 9000 euros along the path to bug fixing. So we decided to do some preliminary vote tallying! And share the results with you all, of course! On top is Papercuts, with 84 votes. Is that because it’s the default choice? Or because you are telling us that Krita is fine, it just needs to be that little bit smoother that makes all the difference? If the latter, we won’t disagree, and yesterday Boudewijn fixed one of the things that must have annoyed everyone who wanted to create a custom image: now the channel depths are finally shown in a logical order!
  • Almost Bionic
    Maybe it’s all the QA we added but issues kept cropping up with Bionic. All those people who had encrypted home folders in xenial soon found they had no files in bionic because support had been dropped so we had to add a quirk to keep access to the files. Even yesterday a badly applied patch to the installer broke installs on already partitioned disks which it turns out we didn’t do QA for so we had to rejig our tests as well as fix the problem. Things are turning pleasingly green now so we should be ready to launch our Bionic update early next week. Do give the ISO images one last test and help us out by upgrading any existing installs and reporting back. Hasta pronto.
  • Speeding up AppStream: mmap’ing XML using libxmlb
    AppStream and the related AppData are XML formats that have been adopted by thousands of upstream projects and are being used in about a dozen different client programs. The AppStream metadata shipped in Fedora is currently a huge 13Mb XML file, which with gzip compresses down to a more reasonable 3.6Mb. AppStream is awesome; it provides translations of lots of useful data into basically all languages and includes screenshots for almost everything. GNOME Software is built around AppStream, and we even use a slightly extended version of the same XML format to ship firmware update metadata from the LVFS to fwupd.

Security: Updates, NewEgg Breach, "Master Password" and CLIP OS

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • NewEgg cracked in breach, hosted card-stealing code within its own checkout

    The popular computer and electronics Web retailer NewEgg has apparently been hit by the same payment-data-stealing attackers who targeted TicketMaster UK and British Airways. The attackers, referred to by researchers as Magecart, managed to inject 15 lines of JavaScript into NewEgg's webstore checkout that forwarded credit card and other data to a server with a domain name that made it look like part of NewEgg's Web infrastructure. It appears that all Web transactions over the past month were affected by the breach.

  • "Master Password" Is A Password Manager Alternative That Doesn't Store Passwords
    Master Password is a different way of using passwords. Instead of the "know one password, save all others somewhere" way of managing passwords used by regular password managers, Master Password's approach is "know one password, generate all the others".
  • French cyber-security agency open-sources CLIP OS, a security hardened OS
    The National Cybersecurity Agency of France, also known as ANSSI (Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d'Information), has open-sourced CLIP OS, an in-house operating system its engineers had developed to address the needs of the French government administration. In a press release, ANSSI described CLIP OS as a "Linux-based operating system [that] incorporates a set of security mechanisms that give it a very high level of resistance to malicious code and allow it to protect sensitive information."