The manufacturing goal was $250k USD and thanks to the extension they're now set to close the campaign at the end of today at around $400k. With the extra funds, they're planning to add hardware kill switches for the microphone/camera and for all RF/WiFI/Bluetooth adapters. Those behind the project are also looking at replacing the HDMI port with two mini Thunderbolt ports.
Army goes open source with forensic analysis tool
Effective cyber defense has never been more sought after, with leaders in the public and private sectors seeking more efficient and robust methods to protect sensitive data. One key to building proficient cyber defenses is using metrics to grasp what happens how breaches and threats work. The Army is lending a hand on this front, releasing a forensic analysis code called Dshell, which it has used for five years to help understand compromises of Defense Department networks, to the public-access site GitHub.
Army cyber defenders open source code in new GitHub project
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, is a leader in protecting and defending defense networks. In 2013, ARL established a collaborative research alliance to explore the basic foundations of cyber science issues in context of Army networks.
- U.S. Army releases forensics framework on Github
- US Army Releases Cyber-Forensic Code to Github
- Army open sources cyber defense code in new GitHub project
- Army Research Lab Releases Dshell Forensics Framework
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Having used OpenOffice for several years on the Panasonic Toughbooks I use in the field, I've avoided buying into traditional or subscription-based services. While enterprises may have a different view on licensing, cost most always figures into the decision-making process. So if they go the subscription route, they'll have to then ask what strategies they can use to lower those costs. Will they be able to haggle on price?
If the subscription model does become the norm, will OpenOffice and other open-source software thrive, dive, or stay the same in market share? I'd like to hear your thoughts.
We are waiting patiently for years, but I'm at a stage where I think it will never become the standard display protocol. I honestly think Linux will never have a breakthrough on the desktop without a proper display protocol/server and a way to distribute software to all distributions, etc. Maybe we have to mark a line and differentiate between server and desktop, because I think Wayland, systemd and btrfs could help Linux desktop enormously.submitted by Glinux
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Open Lunchbox is the latest project attempting to do an open-source laptop design. Open Lunchbox is trying to do their laptop project in a modular, open hardware design.
How Open Lunchbox claims to be different from the other modular computers and laptop projects that claim to be open-source friendly is that "Open Lunchbox will the first open source modular laptop that is powerful enough for everyday use...The problems with other so called open laptop projects have been either not being x86, not being powerful enough to use as a laptop, not being open or not being an actual laptop."
Ross currently serves as director of member services with the Linux Professional Institute. He has over 15 years of experience as Linux trainer and has authored several books on Linux and open source software.
The battle for the best modern desktop still rages on. Two of Linux world’s favorite distributions are often difficult to choose from, especially if you are new to the penguinland. Whether you are a dabbler, a budding programmer, or an ever-curious tinkerer; choosing your first Linux desktop is a tough choice. Asking on the Internet for random people to make that choice for you, adds even more to the confusion. They will give you various answers, from Slackware and Fedora to Ubuntu and Plan 9. However, if you filter their responses to only pick the most popular ones, the distribution deathmatch can boast of only two contenders in the ring: Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
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I'm trying to help a family friend with some old PCs, one's working just fine now the other one needs a OS to be installed. He Uses this obscure linux called PCLinuxOS I cannot find an old enough version that will work with his hardware.
(and he cannot help because he's a techno noob with no discs I guess years ago his former computer tech installed these versions of linux and now he's gotten used to them and doesn't want to move to something else)
so my idea was to clone the one system to the other.
the downside is it's got 160GB drive And this what I needed to do the install on has an 80 GB drive
On the bright side the one with the 160 GB hard drive that needs to be cloned to the smaller one barely has anything on it so most of the partitions are empty. I know in the Windows world there are cloning tools that can auto resize partitions that have empty space and such when doing a clone but I'm unsure about linux can anyone help mesubmitted by GOGaway1
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Google searches show me a lot of good network sync/mount solutions (rsync, samba, nfs, NAS) but I wanted some opinions before choosing which one to use.
I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian hooked up to an external HDD, and two machines running Arch Linux (desktop + laptop).
Since the Pi is always on and connected to the internet, I wanted to create a partition on the external HDD that would synchronize to both machine's '~/Documents' directory. So log on to a machine, change/add/remove some files, changes get uploaded to the Pi, log on to another machine, changes get pulled from the Pi.
Which package would allow me to achieve this most efficiently?submitted by Sir_Vyvin
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