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  • Tor is released

    Hi, all! After months of work, a new Tor release series is finally stable.

  • Tor browser a bit too unique?

    Ok, this is scary: tor browser on -- "Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 8,440 tested so far. Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys 13.04 bits of identifying information."

  • Debian Project Enhances the Anonymity and Security of Debian Linux Users via Tor

    The Debian Project, through Peter Palfrader, announced recently that its services and repositories for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system would be accessible through the Tor network.

    To further enhance the anonymity and security of users when either accessing any of the Debian online services, such as the Debian website or Wiki, as well as when using the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, the Debian Project partnership with the Tor Project to enable Tor onion services for many of their services.

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  • RcppGetconf 0.0.2

    A first update for the recent RcppGetconf package for reading system configuration --- not unlike getconf from the libc library --- is now out. Almost immediately after I tweeted / blogged asking for help with OS X builds, fellow Rcpp hacker Qiang Kou created a clever pull request allowing for exactly that. So now we cover two POSIX systems that matter most these days --- Linux and OS X --- but as there are more out there, please do try, test and send those pull requests.

  • 3 graphical tools for Git

    In this article, we'll take a look at some convenience add-ons to help you integrate Git comfortably into your everyday workflow.

    I learned Git before many of these fancy interfaces existed, and my workflow is frequently text-based anyway, so most of the inbuilt conveniences of Git suit me pretty well. It is always best, in my opinion, to understand how Git works natively. However, it is always nice to have options, so these are some of the ways you can start using Git outside of the terminal.

  • Are Open Source Applications Your Best Option?

    That's because one of the major attractions of open source software is that you're not stuck with the features it comes with. Instead of paying a corporation a license fee for the product it chooses to offer you, you can pay a developer to take the open source code and add exactly the features you need so the result meets your requirements exactly.

    That's the theory anyway, but it's important to remember that software choice is not always about features and there are certain applications for which open source software may be the wrong choice.

  • See what’s new in Firefox!
  • Light Reading's Upskill University Kicks Off Open Source Classes

    Upskill U, a free online forum that focuses on delivering must-have education on the overall business transformation occurring in the telecommunications industry, is focusing its next round of lectures on the role of open source in communications network transformation. During these courses, lecturers from LinkedIn, OpenDaylight, Telstra and Heavy Reading will examine how telecom is addressing the challenges and opportunities service providers face as they seek to successfully implement open source software as the network moves more toward virtualization.

  • Ninth : Implementation of my API on the daemon
  • Tenth : SmartInfo is alive!

    This week, I worked on the gnome client. I wanted to link my right click menu with the call view. That’s was difficult because the right click menu is called by a signal. So, I didn’t have access to the instance of the menu to send my own signal. I tried a lot of things to implement my signal, but it’s just impossible. Then I discovered the GAction. With this technique, I just needed to change the state of my action and connect it with my method in my view and it’s done!

  • Final scenario tasks and preparations

4 open source alternatives to Evernote

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Whether we realize it or not, we collect a lot of it—interesting snippets, links, research for school or work, recipes, quotes, and a whole lot more.

Millions of people turn to Evernote to organize all that information. There's no denying that Evernote is a useful and powerful tool. But it's also a closed source one.

Maybe you want to take control of your information and move away from a closed, proprietary tool. Maybe you're disgruntled about the recent changes to Evernote's services. Maybe you just want to take notes the open source way. Whatever your reasons for moving away from Evernote, there are open source alternatives out there.

Let's take a look at four of those alternatives.

Before we begin, I need to point out that the four applications I look at in this article aren't feature-for-feature replacements for Evernote. They do lack some of what Evernote offers, especially mobile and desktop clients. Don't discount these applications for what they lack. Instead, look deeper and see what they can offer you.

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  • Atom 1.9 Hackable Text Editor Out Now with Display Layers, Electron 0.37.8

    The Atom hackable text editor just got a new stable build today, August 1, 2016, version 1.9, which brings you the latest goodies the development had implemented since the public beta release two months ago.

    Yes, that's right, Atom 1.9 was in development since June 6, 2016, when the stable Atom 1.8 release was announced, along with the first Beta of Atom 1.9. According to today's release notes, there are quite some nice features added to Atom 1.9 since then, such as more speed improvements thanks to the implementation of Display Layers.

  • Kodi 17 "Krypton" Alpha 3 Brings Live TV and PVR Improvements, New Skin Features

    Today, August 1, 2016, Kodi's Martijn Kaijser informs us on the availability of the third Alpha development milestone of the upcoming cross-platform and open-source Kodi 17 "Krypton" media center.

    Kodi 17 Alpha 3 comes exactly one month after the release of the second Alpha build, which in fact was the first one to be made available for public testing. During the entire month of July, the Kodi development team managed to squash more of those nasty bugs reported by users since Kodi 17 Alpha 2, as well as to add some new exciting features.

  • FreeIPMI 1.5.3 Released
  • Corebird 1.3 Native Linux Twitter Client Released with Self-Retweeting Support

    A new stable release of the Corebird native GTK+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop, version 1.3, has been made available on the project's homepage for various GNU/Linux operating systems.

    Corebird is currently the most full-featured native Twitter client for Linux distributions. Its modern design, support for multiple Twitter accounts, ease of use, and unique features make it the best and most advanced Twitter client you can install on a Linux kernel-based operating system.

  • OpenSSH 7.3 Officially Released, Now Refuses RSA Keys Smaller Than 1024 Bits

    On August 1, 2016, the OpenBSD project proudly announced the availability for download of the OpenSSH 7.3 and Portable OpenSSH 7.3p1 open source software projects.

    OpenSSH is a 100% complete, freely distributed, and open-source Secure Shell (SSH) 2.0 protocol implementation for GNU/Linux and UNIX-like operating systems. It comes pre-installed with SFTP client and server support, as well as transitional support for the legacy SSH 1.3 and SSH 1.5 protocols, which can be enabled during compilation.

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  • Which apps do you wish were available on Linux?

    Linux offers thousands of different apps, for many different purposes. But even Linux doesn’t have every app a user might need or want. There are definitely some very useful apps that just aren't available on Linux.

    A writer at OMG Ubuntu recently explored the topic of apps that users might want to be available on Linux.

  • Customise The GIMP Loading Screen Using These Colorful Splashes

    Want to replace the GIMP's loading screen with something more stylish? You can, and in this post we show you how.Want to replace the GIMP's loading screen with something more stylish? You can, and in this post we show you how.

  • Docker 1.12 debuts, bringing Windows, Mac desktop editions

    Docker unveiled version 1.12 of its core software-containerization system today, along with the first full desktop editions of the software for development on Mac and Windows machines.

    Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows, which debuted as beta products earlier this year, provide developers on those platforms with something that had always seemed out of reach: the ability to do container work with Docker as a native application.

  • Kodi v17 “Krypton” Alpha 3

    With this announcement we’re happy to release v17 alpha 3. This v17 release which the users have named Krypton features a huge amount of rework in various areas like video playback, live TV & PVR, music library, skinning and more. All these areas underwent heavy changes which are now coming to an end and ready for the masses. This means this will be the last alpha and we’ll soon be pumping out beta builds at a steady rate so the broader audience can give Kodi v17 a try. However let’s first focus on what changed this past month.

  • Kodi 17 Alpha 3 Released With New Skins, Improved Music Library & PVR

    The third alpha release of Kodi 17 "Krypton" is now available and it has continued landing new/improved functionality.

OpenSSH 7.3 Released

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  • OpenSSH 7.3 Released, Adds ProxyJump & IdentityAgent Options

    OpenSSH 7.3 was released today by the OpenBSD camp with some security fixes while also providing a few new options and other features.

  • OpenSSH 7.3 released

    OpenSSH is a 100% complete SSH protocol 2.0 implementation and includes sftp client and server support. OpenSSH also includes transitional support for the legacy SSH 1.3 and 1.5 protocols that may be enabled at compile-time.

  • OpenSSH 7.3

    OpenSSH 7.3 has just been released. It will be available from the mirrors listed at shortly.

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AutoCAD Alternative Tools for Ubuntu and Linux Mint Users

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Hello Techies, If you are using Linux Desktop operating system like Ubuntu and Linux Mint and looking for similar tools of AutoCAD then we can consider there are couple of tools like FreeCAD, LibreCAD, KediCAD and BRL-CAD that can be used as AuotCAD alternative in Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

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SubgraphOS: Security Becomes Accessible

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Increased security often comes at a price in Linux distributions. Tails, for example, allows anonymous browsing at the cost of running from a flash drive. Similarly, Qubes OS provides comprehensive security but with an enormous increase in memory requirements. By contrast, Subgraph OS (SGOS) increase security by installing existing security features that other distributions leave out, adding graphical access to them at a cost no higher than some extra configuration after installation.

The maker of SGOS is Subgraph, an open source security company based in Montreal, Canada. Subgraph is also the developer of Vega, a web application security testing tool, and Orchid, a Java Tor client. SGOS itself is a Debian-derivative running a GNOME desktop environment, and currently in a usable if somewhat rough alpha release.

SGOS uses the standard Debian installer, with options for a Live Disk, and a standard or advanced installation. The standard install differs from Debian’s chiefly in the fact that disk encryption is mandatory and that partitions are over-written with random data before set up before installation — a process that can be skipped, but at the cost of some unspecified loss os security. Somewhat surprisingly, it enforces strong passwords or passphrases only by the number of characters, although whether that is due a conviction that passwords are weak security, or of less concern with disk encryption is uncertain. Or possibly SGOS will enforce passwords that include characters and a variety of cases in later releases.

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  • Corebird 1.3 Released, Adds Profile Muting, Self Retweets, More

    Linux Twitter app Corebird has a new release. We preview its new features, like profile muting, and show you how to install it on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

  • Stellarium 0.15.0 Open-Source and Free Planetarium Software Is a Massive Release

    Stellarium developer Alexander Wolf was happy to announce today, July 31, 2016, the release of the Stellarium 0.15.0 update for all supported platform, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

    Stellarium remains the world's best free, open-source and cross-platform planetarium application, an astronomy program that lets users watch stars, planets, and nebulae in real time. Stellarium 0.15.0 is a massive release, ending the 0.14.x series of the software and introducing numerous internal improvements, bug fixes, and new features.

    Among the best new features implemented in the major Stellarium 0.15.0 release, we can mention the brand new StelProperty system that promises offer simpler access to internal variable and new ways of operation to the astronomy app, as well as a new plugin for planetariums and exhibitions, called Remote Control.

  • This Linux App Makes Typewriter Sounds As You Type

    Do you want to hear keyboard sounds when you're typing? This little app lets you hear exactly that.

  • Gradio – Let’s You Search and Listen to Internet Radio Stations on Linux Desktop

    Gradio is a new Internet Radio Station for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. It lets you listen to music from all around the world, from any genre, language, country or state.

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  • Chain Releases Open Source Blockchain Solution for Banks
    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
  • Netflix Upgrades its Powerful "Chaos Monkey" Open Cloud Utility
    Few organizations have the cloud expertise that Netflix has, and it may come as a surprise to some people to learn that Netflix regularly open sources key, tested and hardened cloud tools that it has used for years. We've reported on Netflix open sourcing a series of interesting "Monkey" cloud tools as part of its "simian army," which it has deployed as a series satellite utilities orbiting its central cloud platform. Netflix previously released Chaos Monkey, a utility that improves the resiliency of Software as a Service by randomly choosing to turn off servers and containers at optimized tims. Now, Netflix has announced the upgrade of Chaos Monkey, and it's worth checking in on this tool.
  • Coreboot Lands More RISC-V / lowRISC Code
    As some early post-Coreboot 4.5 changes are some work to benefit fans of the RISC-V ISA.
  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
    The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has been much in the news lately. CTO and founder of ownCloud Frank Karlitschek resigned from the company a few months ago. His open letter announcing the move pointed to possible friction created as ownCloud moved forward as a commercial entity as opposed to a solely community focused, open source project. Karlitschek had a plan, though. He is now out with a fork of ownCloud called Nextcloud, and we've reported on strong signs that this cloud platform has a bright future. In recent months, the company has continued to advance Nextcloud. Along with Canonical and Western Digital, the partners have launched an Ubuntu Core Linux-based cloud storage and Internet of Things device called Nextcloud Box, which we covered here. Now, Nextcloud has moved forward with some updates to its mobile strategy. Here are details.
  • Using Open Source for Data
    Bryan Liles, from DigitalOcean, explains about many useful open source big data tools in this eight minute video. I learned about Apache Mesos, Apache Presto, Google Kubernetes and more.