There were a number of incidents in 2016 that triggered increased interest in the security of so-called IoT or 'smart' devices. They included, among others, the record-breaking DDoS attacks against the French hosting provider OVH and the US DNS provider Dyn. These attacks are known to have been launched with the help of a massive botnet made up of routers, IP cameras, printers and other devices.
In my series on becoming more open, I've written about selecting teammates for an open project, working with people that have different personalities, and encouraging front-line decision-making.
The digiKam development team is pleased to announce the release of digiKam 5.6, a new stable update of the open-source and cross-platform professional photo management app for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows platforms.
Academic researchers depend on a variety of highly specialized software to power their studies. The commercial software options in common use are expensive; either investigators must purchase a large number of licenses for common applications like data analysis tools, or they have to buy costly single licenses for specialized software, such as an application for a specific laboratory device.
Red Hat's new Hyperconverged Infrastructure brings datacenter capabilites into your branch offices.
LibreOffice developer Markus Mohrhard recently announced that his work on the new automatic updater for the upcoming LibreOffice 6.0 office suite for Linux is finally ready to see the light of day.
It's never easy to admit when you do things wrong, but making errors is part of any learning process, from learning to walk to learning a new programming language, such as Python.
Here's a list of three things I got wrong when I was learning Python, presented so that newer Python programmers can avoid making the same mistakes. These are errors that either I got away with for a long time or that that created big problems that took hours to solve.
Take heed young coders, some of these mistakes are afternoon wasters!
The Linux platform can do quite a lot of things; it can be just about anything need it to be and function in nearly any form. One of the many areas in which Linux excels is that of storage. With the help of a few constituent pieces, you can have a powerful NAS or cloud storage solution up and running.
3 ways IT leaders can avoid the "create because we can" mentality
If you are a digital artist, Linux offers some of the best design tools you can use to create outstanding designs. Here are 7 of the best Linux design tools you should use.
It looks like Unity 7 is not dead yet, as Canonical's Will Cooke is now informing the community that the Ubuntu Desktop team has been working lately on making it easier for users to install the Unity 7 session and related packages on Ubuntu 17.10.
The world's largest patent troll, which reportedly operates (litigates) through literally thousands of shells, has received yet more financial aid from Microsoft and Bill Gates
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source seeds, the release of Firefox Focus for Android, and more. Open source news roundup for June 11-24, 2017.
After seeding the Android 7.0 (Nougat) software update to Sony Xperia XA, Xperia XA Dual SIM, Xperia XA Ultra, and Xperia XA Ultra Dual SIM models, Sony Mobile is now rolling out the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update to Xperia X and X Compact phones.
In this article we will be discussing how we can auto answer Yes or No to Linux-Unix commands to make sysadmins life easier.
A look at what Red Hat is selling to raise its bottom line offers some insight into what's going on in IT these days. Most of the company's income, 88 percent of the total, came from subscriptions revolving around RHEL and its related technologies. Ansible, a DevOps automation engine that's often used with Kubernetes deployments, was big, responsible for six of the quarter's transactions of over $1 million. This included one deal valued at over $5 million -- "our largest deal ever for Ansible," according to Shander.
Development of the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment continues as planned, and, as we reported earlier this week, the third milestone (GNOME 3.25.3) has been released with various updates and bug fixes across multiple components and apps.
One of the biggest open source events in the world is right around the corner, and the full schedule has now been announced. The Open Source Summit -- Sept. 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA -- features more than 200 sessions, with additional breakout sessions throughout the day covering technical, leadership, and professional open source tracks.
There are many Linux gaming distros. Most of the gaming distros are based off of Debian, but this one is Red Hat. For those people who prefer Red Hat systems over Debian then this gaming system is for you.
This week in open source, blockchain technology, like that of Hyperledger, is being adopted by the insurance market, Cloud Foundry continues its steady incline of adoption, and more!
In this week's Top 5, we highlight machine learning, games, DevOps, and more! Using open source tools to play Dungeons and Dragons Joe Kline shares how he uses open source tools to play role-playing games – both in person and online. Create scenarios, develop maps, and do more with tools you know and love.
Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution that is based on the well known Ubuntu LTS and targeted at Windows users. Its mission is to provide a complete set of applications to support users' everyday computing needs, including a complete office suite, media players and other essential applications.
pass is a simple command line password manager for Linux which stores password inside of a gpg encrypted file.
For those who like a visually enhanced form of Linux then Ultimate Edition 5.4 is for you. The graphics are extremely nice compared to other versions of Linux I have seen.
With animated cursors and having its own desktop called ‘Budgie’ the Operating System (OS) is visually pleasing.
In the latest Top500 supercomputer race, only two -- count 'em, two -- of the world's fastest computers aren't running Linux.
Fedora uses Eye of GNOME to display images, but it’s a very basic program. Out of the box, Fedora doesn’t have a great tool for managing photos. If you’re familiar with the Fedora Workstation’s desktop environment, GNOME, then you may be... Continue Reading →
If all you want is to geotag photos with coordinates of the city where they were taken, a simple Bash shell script is all your need.
Win Enterprises unveiled a “PL-81210” networking appliance that runs Linux on a dual-core Atom x5-E3930, and offers mini-PCIe, mSATA, and up to 4x GbE. Win Enterprises has launched a low-end networking appliance with three or four Gigabit Ethernet ports, a WAN port, and mini-PCIe expansion. The fanless, PL-81210 runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4 […]
In our previous article, we had a good overview of SDN as a technology, why it’s needed, and how IT industry is adopting it. Now, let’s get a layer deeper, and understand SDN’s architecture and the role of the Openflow protocol in the implementation of the technology.
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is a combination of open source software, typically installed on a server used for hosting dynamic websites and web applications.
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