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Automotive security: How safe is a next-generation car?

Thursday 25th of August 2016 06:00:00 PM

The vehicles we drive are becoming increasingly connected through a variety of technologies.

How to install Odoo ERP Software on Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 25th of August 2016 05:00:00 PM

Odoo is an OpenSource enterprise resource planning and customer relationship software that can help you to organize and grow your business.

CIOs: You don't get a second chance to a make a digital first impression

Thursday 25th of August 2016 04:00:00 PM

Why CIOs need to be chief customer experience officers when supporting online experiences.

"Thin Mini-ITX" Skylake board has 20mm profile

Thursday 25th of August 2016 03:00:00 PM

Advantech's Linux-ready "AIMB-285" Mini-ITX board offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, a 20mm profile, mini-PCIe and PCIe, plus an optional enclosure.

The marriage of Microsoft and Linux

Thursday 25th of August 2016 02:00:00 PM

Wim Coekaerts, corporate VP of Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Group, came to LinuxCon preaching enable, integrate, release, and contribute instead of embrace, extend, and extinguish.

How to measure your community's health

Thursday 25th of August 2016 01:00:00 PM

How to measure the health of your community, identify problems, and track progress towards your goals.

Stabilizing the world of hot and fast containers

Thursday 25th of August 2016 12:00:00 PM

Containers are moving targets in multiple ways, which is a natural consequence of being young and popular.

LinuxCon: Citrix Enables NetScaler for Containers and Micro-Services

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 10:00:00 PM

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Abhishek Chauhan, VP and CTO at Citrix discusses new product enhancement to help load balance container applications.

How to Install WordPress 4.6 On Ubuntu 16.04 Using LAMP Stack

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 08:00:00 PM

In this post, we shall run through the various steps you can follow, to install the latest version of WordPress 4.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18 with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack.

Linux Kernel 3.2.82 LTS Is Out with Btrfs and x86 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 07:00:00 PM

Most of the changes included in the Linux kernel 3.2.82 LTS release are updated drivers

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 06:00:00 PM

SeedStudio's hackable, $49 and up "ReSpeaker" speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances.

A beginner's introduction to snaps the universal Linux package format

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 05:00:00 PM

What are snaps and why you should use them?

Linus Torvalds Gives GPL Credit for Linux's Success

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 04:00:00 PM

eWEEK: On the 25th anniversary of Linux, its creator gives a LinuxCon audience insight into the highlights and lowlights of Linux's history to date, and why he credits the GPL for the operating system's success.

CoreOS 1068.10.0 Released with Many systemd Fixes, Still Using Linux Kernel 4.6

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 03:00:00 PM

 softpedia: CoreOS 1068.10.0 is now powered by the Linux 4.6.3 kernel, which, unfortunately, it reached end of life last week with the Linux kernel 4.6.7 maintenance update.

8 Best Linux Distributions For New Linux Users

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 02:00:00 PM

Almost open: BIOS and firmware update tips for Linux users

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 02:00:00 PM

One Linux user shares his journey in keeping modern firmwares current.

Install and configure DNS server in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 01:00:00 PM

Install and configure primary and secondary DNS server in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server.

The Linux Foundation Gives Microsoft (Paid-for) Keynote Position While Microsoft Extorts (With Patents) Lenovo and Motorola Over Linux Use

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 12:00:00 PM

techrights: Motorola and Lenovo surrender to Microsoft's patent demands

Linux rules the world. Where to next?

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 11:00:00 AM

ZDnet: On the back of some significant improvements in the last year and a half, Linux is now the model for software development.

More in Tux Machines

Avidemux 2.6.13 Open-Source Video Editor Gets AAC/ADTS Import and Export

The developers of the Avidemux open-source and cross-platform video editor software have announced a new maintenance update in the 2.6 series, bringing multiple improvements, bug fixes, and a handful of new features. Read more

5 Best Linux Distros for Security

Security is nothing new to Linux distributions. Linux distros have always emphasized security and related matters like firewalls, penetration testing, anonymity, and privacy. So it is hardly surprising that security conscious distributions are common place. For instance, Distrowatch lists sixteen distros that specialize in firewalls, and four for privacy. Most of these specialty security distributions, however, share the same drawback: they are tools for experts, not average users. Only recently have security distributions tried to make security features generally accessible for desktop users. Read more

Linux Foundation and Linux

  • How IoTivity and AllJoyn Could Combine
    At the Embedded Linux Conference in April, Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond concluded his keynote on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec by inviting to the stage Greg Burns, the chief architect of AllJoyn. Burns briefly shared his opinion that not only was there no major technical obstacle to combining these two major open source IoT specs, but that by taking the best of both standards, a hybrid could emerge that improves upon both. Later in the day, Burns gave a technical overview of how such a hybrid could be crafted in “Evolving a Best-of-Breed IoT Framework.” (See video below.) Burns stated in both talks that his opinions in no way reflect the official position of OCF or the AllSeen Alliance. At the time of the ELC talk in April, Burns had recently left his job as VP of Engineering at Qualcomm and Chair of the Technical Steering Committee at the AllSeen Alliance to take on the position of Chief IoT Software Technologist in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corp.
  • ​Linus Torvalds' love-hate relationship with the GPL
    Linux's founder appreciates what the GNU General Public License has given Linux, but he doesn't appreciate how some open-source lawyers are trying to enforce it in court.
  • Linus Torvalds reflects on 25 years of Linux
    LinuxCon North America concluded in Toronto, Canada on August 25th, the day Linux was celebrating its 25th anniversary. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, and Dirk Hohndel, VP and chief of open source at VMware, sat down for a conversation at the event and reflected upon the past 25 years. Here are some of the highlights of that conversation.
  • 6 things you should know from Linux's first 25 years
    Red Hat was founded in 1993, two years after Linux was announced and the company has been one of the top contributors to Linux. There is a symbiotic relationship between the company and the project. Whitehurst pointed out that it’s hard to talk about the history of Red Hat without talking about Linux and vice versa.
  • There Is Talk Of Resuming OpenChrome VIA KMS/DRM Driver Development
    Two or so years back or so it was looking hopeful that the mainline Linux kernel would finally have a proper VIA DRM/KMS driver for the unfortunate ones still have VIA x86 hardware and using the integrated graphics. However, that work was ultimately abandoned but there is talk of it being restored.

Security News

  • New FairWare Ransomware targeting Linux Computers [Ed: probably just a side effect of keeping servers unpatched]
    A new attack called FaireWare Ransomware is targeting Linux users where the attackers hack a Linux server, delete the web folder, and then demand a ransom payment of two bitcoins to get their files back. In this attack, the attackers most likely do not encrypt the files, and if they do retain the files, probably just upload it to a server under their control.
  • How do we explain email to an "expert"?
    This has been a pretty wild week, more wild than usual I think we can all agree. The topic I found the most interesting wasn't about one of the countless 0day flaws, it was a story from Slate titled: In Praise of the Private Email Server The TL;DR says running your own email server is a great idea. Almost everyone came out proclaiming it a terrible idea. I agree it's a terrible idea, but this also got me thinking. How do you explain this to someone who doesn't really understand what's going on? There are three primary groups of people. 1) People who know they know nothing 2) People who think they're experts 3) People who are actually experts
  • Why the term “zero day” needs to be in your brand’s cybersecurity vocabulary
    Linux is “open source” which means anyone can look at the code and point out flaws. In that sense, I’d say Linus Torvalds doesn’t have to be as omniscient as Tim Cook. Linux source code isn’t hidden behind closed doors. My understanding is, all the Linux code is out there for anyone to see, naked for anyone to scrutinize, which is why certain countries feel safer using it–there’s no hidden agenda or secret “back door” lurking in the shadows. Does that mean Android phones are safer? That’s up for debate.