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Open-source BeagleBone Blue board aims for robots, drones

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:00:00 PM

Before Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone was the go-to low-cost developer board for enthusiasts.

Desktop Linux the best it has ever been and keeps getting better

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 05:00:00 PM

While users of proprietary operating systems suffer with new, slower, buggier, more spy-filled systems, Linux users are enjoying better performance and more support.

YunoHost : An All-in-one Debian-based Server For Self-hosting

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 04:00:00 PM

YunoHost is a Debian-based server operating system aiming to make self-hosting accessible to everyone.

How to build an IoT project with Mongoose OS

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:00:00 PM

An intro to microcontrollers, and how to build an IoT project with Mongoose OS.

ScudCloud An Unofficial Linux Desktop Client App for Slack

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:00:00 PM

ScudCloud is an unofficial Linux desktop client app for the popular instant messaging and collaboration app called Slack.

How to write SD cards for the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 01:53:02 PM Get a look at two different ways to write an SD card to a Raspberry Pi.

Battery Monitor - A Simple Tool That Notifies User About Battery State

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:23:32 PM

Battery Monitor is a simple utility tool developed on Python3, that notifies user about Charging, Discharging, Not Charging, and Low Battery State.

The physical computing capabilities of the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:00 PM Get an overview of the physical computing capabilities of the Raspberry Pi.

Linux Kernels 4.9.14 and 4.4.53 Add Many Networking and Filesystem Improvements

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:00:00 AM

softpedia: Linux kernels 4.9.14 LTS and 4.4.53 LTS are now available for users of GNU/Linux distributions that are powered by a kernel from these stable, long-term supported branches.

Parrot Security OS 3.5 Improves Linux Security Tools Distribution

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:00:00 AM

eWEEK: There seems to be no shortage of Linux distributions specifically designed and built for security researchers.

NGINX Plus Release 12 Boosts Application Delivery Platform

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 10:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: NGINX Inc announced the debut of NGINX Plus R12 on March 14, providing organizations with an enhanced web server for application delivery.

MATE 1.18 Desktop Environment Released, Focuses on Completing the GTK3 Migration

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:00:00 PM

GTK+ 3.14 or latest is required to install MATE 1.18, which is no longer compatible with the GTK+ 2 series.

How to enable Remote Execution (Run Job) option in Foreman / Katello Dashboard

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:00:00 PM

From the Foreman dashboard we can execute Linux commands on the registered host but for that we have to install remote execution plugin in your Foreman or Katello Server.

Create beautiful ASCII text banners in Linux

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:00:00 PM

kerneltalks: Stylize your terminal!

Open source in death and beyond

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:00:00 PM

Benjamin Franklin was known to say, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

How to Access Secure Shell (SSH) Servers Through Standard Web Browsers

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:00:00 PM

2daygeek: shellinabox is a Web based AJAX terminal emulator

Simple way to resolve NFS Stale File Handle error

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 04:00:00 PM

Linuxroutes: Sometimes we get NFS Stale File Handle error when we try to access the NFS mount point on the client machine.

A Penguin tries FreeBSD as a desktop operating system

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:00:00 PM

A Penguin tries FreeBSD 11.0 RELEASE on an old i386 PC as his main desktop operating system, for the first time, for a weekend.

KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 Released with Syntax Highlighting Improvements, More

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:00:00 PM

KDE Frameworks is an open-source initiative attempting to gather together over 70 add-on libraries to Qt, needed for providing various common functionality to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop installations.

Linux Kernel 4.10.2 Brings Wi-Fi Improvements, Updated F2FS and EXT4 Filesytems

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:00:00 PM

softpedia: Coming exactly two weeks after the release of the Linux kernel 4.10.1 maintenance update, Linux kernel 4.10.2 is a major update that changes a total of 174 files

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at and We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.