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GNOME Internet Radio Locator 10.0.0

Sunday 14th of May 2017 05:00:00 PM

GNOME Internet Radio Locator is a Free Software program that allows the user to easily locate live radio programs on radio broadcasters over the Internet.

Linux 4.12 rc1

Sunday 14th of May 2017 01:00:00 PM

Linus Torvalds: Despite it being fairly large, it has (so far) been pretty smooth.

OIN is Still a Distraction Unless We Want GNU/Linux to Coexist With Software Patents (Rather Than Eliminate Those)

Sunday 14th of May 2017 07:53:16 AM

TechRights: Another wave of media coverage by/for the Open Invention Network (OIN) necessitates a reminder of what OIN stands for

It's the year of Linux on the Windows desktop

Saturday 13th of May 2017 09:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Microsoft is making it easy to activate the Linux Bash shell on Windows.

Open source, $125 NAS SBC has four SATA 3.0 ports

Saturday 13th of May 2017 05:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: On Kickstarter, an open source, 4-bay "Helios4" NAS SBC runs Armbian on a Marvell Armada 388 SoC, and sells for $125, or $139 for the full case kit with fans.

How to work with dates and time with Python

Saturday 13th of May 2017 01:00:00 PM Get a better understanding of datetime in Python with this primer.

New Features Coming in the OpenStack Pike Cloud Platform

Saturday 13th of May 2017 02:00:00 AM

ServerWatch:  In a session at the OpenStack Summit in Boston, the top 8 new features that will be in OpenStack Pike were revealed.

OpenStack Cloud Security Moves Forward

Friday 12th of May 2017 10:00:00 PM

eWEEK: At the OpenStack Summit Boston, security experts talked about cloud security misconceptions and what's working well in cloud security today.

A simple command-line tool for recording audio

Friday 12th of May 2017 09:00:00 PM

Open voice-recording tool makes creating unique voice dictionaries and translations a snap.

How-to update an RPM to a newer upstream release

Friday 12th of May 2017 08:00:00 PM

Tutorial for updating source RPM packages with the newest upstream version of a software release.

MySQL administration via command line

Friday 12th of May 2017 07:00:00 PM

When using MySQL on a Linux server, you'll no doubt come into a situation where you'll want to manipulate something via command line.

Canonical Releases Snapd 2.26 Snappy Daemon with Tab-Completion Support in Snaps

Friday 12th of May 2017 06:00:00 PM

Snapd 2.26 is here only two weeks after the previous maintenance release, but it looks like it's yet another hefty update adding quite a number of improvements and new features.

GNOME 3.24.2 Desktop Environment Officially Released as the Last in the Series

Friday 12th of May 2017 05:00:00 PM

The GNOME 3.24 desktop environment was launched on March 22, 2017, and it already received a first point release, GNOME 3.24.1, a month ago, on April 12.

Nougat-on-Snapdragon Nano-ITX SBC targets voice control

Friday 12th of May 2017 04:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: Intrinsyc's Open-Q 212 SBC runs Android 7 on a quad -A7 Snapdragon 212, and offers special audio features for developing voice controlled devices.

What AI teams need to succeed

Friday 12th of May 2017 03:00:00 PM

EnterprisersProject: AI, innovation, and the value of failing and learning fast

Tilix - An Advanced GTK3 Tiling Terminal Emulator for Linux

Friday 12th of May 2017 01:00:00 PM

Tilix (Previously known as Terminix) is an advanced GTK3 tiling terminal emulator that follows the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines (HIG).

Making minimalist apps for wearables with EFL

Friday 12th of May 2017 12:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: At Embedded Linux Conference 2017, Samsung's Cedric Bail shared tips about using the EFL toolkit for lightweight GUIs, and about optimizing apps for wearables in general.

Ubuntu Linux Arrives In Windows Store

Friday 12th of May 2017 11:00:00 AM

FOSSbytes: Last year, at Build 2016, Microsoft surprised the world by announcing that the developers can install Bash shell on Windows 10.

Mozilla Relents, Thunderbird Can Stay

Friday 12th of May 2017 06:00:00 AM

FOSSforce: After nearly a year and a half with an uncertain future, Mozilla tells Thunderbird it can stay and that its future is now certain -- in a most uncertain way.

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Security Leftovers

  • Samba flaw opens Linux systems to remote exploit

    A vulnerability in Samba, the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix, can be exploited remotely to gain access to Linux machines that have port 445 exposed.

  • UK cyber chief says directors are devolving responsibility for hacks {sic} [iophk: "a step towards banning Microsoft, yet the article closes with Microsoft talking points"]

    Ciaran Martin, the head of the agency's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said it is unacceptable for boards to plead ignorance about the threat from cyber attacks.

  • Ransomware and the Internet of Things

    But it is a system that's going to fail in the "Internet of things": everyday devices like smart speakers, household appliances, toys, lighting systems, even cars, that are connected to the web. Many of the embedded networked systems in these devices that will pervade our lives don't have engineering teams on hand to write patches and may well last far longer than the companies that are supposed to keep the software safe from criminals. Some of them don't even have the ability to be patched.

    Fast forward five to 10 years, and the world is going to be filled with literally tens of billions of devices that hackers can attack. We're going to see ransomware against our cars. Our digital video recorders and web cameras will be taken over by botnets. The data that these devices collect about us will be stolen and used to commit fraud. And we're not going to be able to secure these devices.

  • Kodi 17.3 Security Update Patches Infamous Subtitle Hack, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Crash
    The second stable point release of the major Kodi 17 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center was launched the other day, on May 24, 2017, but it was missing some binary add-ons, so Martijn Kaijser announced today Kodi 17.3.
  • Samba vulnerability brings WannaCry fears to Linux/Unix