Free, secure, easy — Linux as an alternative to Windows and Mac
Linux was originally conceived as a project for programmers and software developers. Thus, Information Technology and Engineering students first likely encountered Linux in their coding classes because of its hassle-free setup.
Fifth-year Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) student Donald Dimailig sees Linux as a programmer-friendly OS compared to Windows.
“In Windows, you still have to download and install compilers and Java. However in Linux, everything you need is right there,” Dimailig said.
“My robotics laboratory class involves a lot of programming so it is much easier to use Linux,” he added.
People with working knowledge of Linux and other open source software have better luck getting careers in server and systems management since Linux is installed in almost 97% of all internet servers according to web analytics company W3Cook. Linux’s reliability and security have made it the OS of choice for web servers around the world.
Open Source History: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of VA Linux
What's the most successful company in open source history? Red Hat (RHT) and Canonical would probably top most people's lists. By one measure, however, VA Linux is far and away the most explosively popular Linux company to ever exist. That's if you measure success based on the highest value of its stock, which peaked and then fell dramatically 16 years ago.
If you haven't heard of VA Linux, you probably grew up in the post dot-com bubble age. Once upon a time, the company was a huge presence in the open source world.
Founded in 1993 as VA Research, the company known in its heyday as VA Linux initially sold computers with Linux preinstalled, aiming to compete with the likes of Dell. The company expanded rapidly, boasting $100 million in annual sales by 1998. In the same year, it received capital investments totaling $5.4 million from Intel and Sequoia Capital. The next year, an additional $25 million in funding arrived from an assortment of other backers.
Debian Needs Artwork, Sysadmin Horrors, VA Linux
July 29 was System Administration Appreciation Day and OpenSource.com celebrated with five sysadmin horror stories. Tecmint.com put together a list of t-shirts for system administrators and The Register had a round-up of fun things to do. Back in Linuxland, Bits from Debian put out the call for new artwork for upcoming version 9.0 and Ian Murdock was honored at this year's International Free Software Forum. And finally, VarGuy.com contributor Christopher Tozzi looked back at VA Linux today saying it was probably the most successful Open Source company.
The Linux operating system is seldom targeted, but it can happen, and whether to play it safe by using anti-virus and anti-malware software is a judgment call, Patrick Marshall writes. He also answers questions about emails that fail to arrive and Windows 10 installation.
This is yet another reason why sanitizing OpenAuth or other token urls to the minimal allowed to resolve (the hostname) is good practice.
So exactly what is the issue at hand?
Well LastPass as with most password managers that in some way connect to a sync or cloud mechanism, uses a cookie of sorts on all sites you setup with autofill ( no typing needed, great defense against keyloggers), however the issue is that the parser to determine if such a site is accessed / logged in leaves cleartext tokens in the url and takes a malformed url as username:password @ foo.tld i.e. email@example.com which allows an attacker on a machine that is logged in (without 2fa –more on this later) to spill the beans about all passwords in 2 ways.
The Aquaris M10 is very much a first attempt for BQ and you would expect future iterations to have some significant improvements. It’s also hard to find compelling reasons why iOS or Android fans would want to switch over to an Ubuntu tablet, but those familiar with the operating system should be excited to finally have their needs met in the tablet market.
One positive factor is that switching between tablet and desktop mode works very well for the most part, so can definitely fulfill professional needs as much as casual ones. This could be a viable option for someone who wants that flexibility and isn’t too fussed about some of the more superficial features.