There is a myth that simply by making a software platform open source, qualified people will give up their nights and weekends to contribute to its development. With rare exceptions, that's not how the open source world works. Building a community of contributors takes time, and complex applications often have a steep learning curve before a developer becomes comfortable working with the code.
Oracle recently updated their VirtualBox open-source and cross-platform virtualization software with initial support for the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel series.
The folks at Intel probably went to the nearest lavatory to wash egg off their faces after finding these flaws. This should never have happened. Security experts have been saying for years that Intel's ME was a security nightmare waiting to happen. Intel didn't listen, apparently because being the first (and now second) largest chip maker on the planet, it knew better.
?When it comes to penetration testing, hacking and offensive distros, one of the first to be mentioned is Kali Linux. It is based on Debian and is available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions. Today we take a look at installing Kali Linux. We will look at using the entire disk and installing alongside Windows.
I struggled with writing the title for this post, and I worry that it comes across as clickbait. If you've come to read this because it looked like clickbait, then sorry.1 I hope you'll stay anyway: there are lots of fascinating2 points and many3 footnotes.
This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the FreeDOS project. To help celebrate those many years and help raise awareness for the project, I connected with Jim Hall (FreeDOS founder and lead developer) and asked him a few questions. Here are his answers.
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.
It's turkey time — cause for reflection on how Unix and Linux have improved our lives.
Firefox 57 is easily the best update to come to Firefox ever. Mozilla even named this release "Quantum" because of how dramatically the browser speed improved. Couple that with the complete redesign of Firefox's UI, and you have a pretty dramatic change.
More than 20 pulls a day on his desk, v.4.15 bloating and a Thanksgiving trip to pack for made Linus testy
Linux overlord. Linus Torvalds has apologised – a bit – for calling some security-centric kernel contributors “f*cking morons”.
Wow, I see what you did there *rolls eyes*. The maintainer of the Linux manual program man has scrapped an "Easter egg" after it broke a user's automatic code tests.
For Google's bug bounty accountants, lightning just struck twice. In September 2016, an anonymous hacker called Gzob Qq earned $100,000 (?75,000) for reporting a critical "persistent compromise" exploit of Google's Chrome OS, used by Chromebooks.
System administrator is one of the most common positions employers are looking to fill among 53 percent of respondents to the 2017 Open Source Jobs Report. Consequently, sysadmins with skills in engineering can command higher salaries, as these positions are among the hardest to fill, the report finds.
qBittorrent, the open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Qt for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements.
Opal Kelly’s “SYZYGY Brain-1” SBC, which runs Linux on a Zynq-7012S, is a proof of concept for its SYZYGY standard for FPGA-driven peripherals. FPGA development firm Opal Kelly has gone to Crowd Supply to launch a development board to showcase its SYZYGY standard for FPGA peripheral expansion.
VIDEO: Chris Wright, CTO of Red Hat discusses the intersection of Windows and Linux containers and how Red Hat now works with Microsoft.
Python is a powerful, versatile programming language that's popular with open source software developers. Whether you're a seasoned developer looking to test your code, or you just want to learn the basics, the following resources might help.
How to Set Up Private DNS Servers with BIND on Ubuntu 16.04.
The tech industry is promoting planned obsolescence and the monetization of user's personal data. Are we willing to pay more for laptops, tablets and smartphones which buck these trends?
The Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Ranger program is a community of volunteers that gives professional guidance, practical experience, and gap-filling solutions to the developer community.
2DayGeek: File Manipulation Tips & Tricks.
Here are 14 killer Linux office productivity apps you may not know about – everything from GnuCash for accounting to GIMP for image editing to GnoTime for time management.
nce you get over the learning curve, there is nothing like LaTex. Here are the best LaTex editors for Linux and other systems.
Most people consider a college education the key to future success, but for many students, the cost is insurmountable. The growing open educational resource (OER) movement is attempting to address this problem by providing a high-quality, low-cost alternative to traditional textbooks, while at the same time empowering students and educators in innovative ways. One of the leaders in this movement is Robin DeRosa, a professor at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.
OpenMandriva announced a few moments ago the release of OpenMandriva Lx 3.03, the third installment of the 3.x series of the operating system bringing several improvements and up-to-date apps.
Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL SBC was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a slightly […]
Tempest in a teapot scalds FOSS world. Special report Two organizations founded to help and support developers of free and open-source software have locked horns in public, betraying a long-running quarrel rumbling mostly behind the scenes.
We're accustomed to seeing proprietary vendors embrace open source. What we don't see very often is the opposite, open source developers moving into the world of proprietary software. We're seeing that today with Capital One's beta release of Critical Stack, its Kubernetes compatible container technology.
The easiest way to install WordPress on a CentOS server. Using Centmin Mod, you can install WordPress, configure and secure the server, and take care of everything in a matter of minutes.
The Chocolate Factory plugs accessibility fudge
Mobile app developers are being forced to rewrite their code as Google attempts to tame Android's Wild West.
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