Alright, so I know this question has been asked 1000000000 times, but i really would like to get some perspective based on my own situation and where im at in life.
So here is my background, I graduated college last year with a bachelors in science in Mathematics with a concentration in Actuarial studies. I originally was gonna do Computer Science but was lazy and never went to class, unfortunately Comp Sci classes took attendance so I switched over to math where the professors were much more laid back. Even though I got my degree in math Ive always had a love for Computers and networks and so in a lot of my free time im doing computer science related things. I currently run Kali linux and like to "hack" my friends for fun, nothing crazy, phishing scams, trying to crack their wifi passwords, spoofing text messages, etc. I really love this field and love working with linux, unfortunately I am still a beginner. I would consider myself a "youtube" hacker cause half of the stuff im doing is just copying code from videos and tutorials online without really understanding the concepts.
From what ive gathered after researching pentesting is its not an entry level field, and that makes sense to me. How can you be expected to break into systems and networks without knowing them from the inside out. So I have been exploring getting sometype of certification that would net me somewhere equivalent to a junior systems admin or similar position, and working my way from their into the security realm. Ive researched RHSCA and that seems a little to advanced for me at this point(maybe its not, how long did you have to study for it?), So ive been looking into the LINUX+/LIPC, the Network+ or CCNA, or maybe a oracle certification. What do you guys think i should do that would net me that first entry level job. I am confident in my abilities after that to take my career in the direction of security but need that foot in the doorsubmitted by /u/tawoodwa
Reddit: Why is open/free software any different from open/free hardware? (Specific Q's in description)
So I have long debated with myself over the importance of using free software and why I would even bother. I've seen many of RMS' speeches and read essays by ESR as I have ruminated over this topic at length.
If I make a product, there is a lot of science and engineering that goes into it, and much of it is proprietary. Why aren't people like RMS arguing that we should know exactly how every company makes it's products? Isn't it the same in theory?submitted by /u/vegan-chickn-tendies
I'd made a similar post earlier, but things change quickly in the FOSS world, and this is 2016. A lot of people have stuck with Ubuntu (myself included) since the good old days when its driver support was excellent and Fedora's was not so good.
But presently, I guess that Fedora should have improved the driver support too. In any case, I'm a freelance web developer and all I need is a good OS for my Dell Inspiron laptop, I don't have a ton of hardware that I need support for. But I feel that I'm stuck so much with the Ubuntu way of doing things (sudo apt-get, dash screen to look for any apps, nice Ambiance theme and left toolbar, etc.)
I need a very strong motivation to try out Fedora and what can that be?
I think one motivation could be the DevOps side. I haven't done any actual DevOps project, but suppose if I get one, which skill is more suited as a server side? From what I know, Amazon AWS instances have CentOS by default and so do Digital Ocean, so does that mean Fedora (yum) is a more useful to know to get into server side of things?
Please provide me the motivation/inspiration that I'm looking for switching to Fedora!submitted by /u/rms_returns
Ask people about Google’s relationship to open source, and many of them will point to Android and Chrome OS — both very successful operating systems and both based on Linux. Android, in particular, remains one of the biggest home runs in open source history. But, as Josh Simmons from Google’s Open Source Programs Office will tell you, Google also contributes a slew of useful open source tools and programs to the community each year.
If you think about it, most open source software started basically as a bunch projects aimed to clone other software, mostly proprietary . For instance, the GNU suite of tools, the Linux kernel itself, KDE, etc.
That being said, may I ask how innovative has been Linux and open source software in general?. Can you share some examples of innovation that I might be missing and overlooking? That would be interesting. There must be plenty of examples (probably , mostly on the corporate,enterprise and server side), but probably due my own ignorance, I can't think on many if any. Please, share.submitted by /u/knvngy
Your Linux terminal can do everything
Reddit: Raspberry Pi Foundation Illegally using non-free, closed source propietary software, and distribtung it?
All this is a bit confusing for me, In a nutshell is what they are doing illegal or not?
Allegation (quoted from above link):
"Isn't it somewhat illegal if say the Foundation were to hack the Google v23 libpepflashplayer.so, to make it work with an officially unsupported 32-bit armhf FOSS based Debian Linux platform without Google's ok (licensing?) in regards to modifying the software or using it in ways untended by the original creators, and then say intentionally misrepresent, and distribute that hacked/modified binary? You know, considering it is non-free, proprietary closed source software and all?"submitted by /u/givemsm
Kodak Introduce 21-megapixel Ektra Android Smartphone
What’s in a name? Well, when we say Kodak, for a lot of people it might be waves of nostalgia concerning rolls and rolls of Kodachrome film and for those a little younger it might simple be a failed camera brand from yesterday. The Bullitt Group, however, is hoping to revive the Kodak brand, and to do so they’re launching yet another Android-powered smartphone, this time around one with better specs and a little more in the design department. The Kodak Ektra is a 21-megapixel packing Android smartphone with a MediaTek Helio X20, lots of extra software features, and a sleek camera look and feel.
Kodak Ektra is an Android smartphone made for photographers
The name Kodak has been tied up with photography and photography accessories like printers for decades. The company has stepped into a new product category with an Android-powered smartphone that is called the Kodak Ektra. This smartphone is aimed at photographers and is suitable for enthusiasts to experts claims Kodak. The Ektra is specifically tuned for the best in image quality and media management.
Since the phone is aimed directly at photographers, the photo features are what Kodak talks most about. The main camera is a 21MP fast focus sensor with a f2.0 aperture. The front camera is a 13MP unit with Phase Detection Auto Focus PDAF and a f2.2 aperture. The camera uses a custom camera app that is controlled by haptic touch.
Kodak Ektra: an Android-powered rebirth of a camera legend
Kodak resurrected a legend - the Kodak Ektra is a new phone, named after an innovative and feature-loaded 35mm camera produced in the distant 1941. The Android-powered digital version is surprisingly impressive, given how underwhelming the first Android-powered Kodak IM5 was.
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