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Keoni Mahelona on promoting Indigenous communities, the evolution of the Fediverse and data protection

  • The Mozilla Blog; By Aron Yohannes (Posted by bob on May 11, 2024 6:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Mozilla
At Mozilla, we know we can’t create a better future alone, that is why each year we will be highlighting the work of 25 digital leaders using technology to amplify voices, effect change, and build new technologies globally through our Rise 25 Awards. These storytellers, innovators, activists, advocates, builders and artists are helping make the internet more diverse, […]

Embracing the Future: The Transition from SysVinit to Systemd in Linux

Linux, the powerhouse behind countless servers and desktops worldwide, relies heavily on an initialization (init) system to bootstrap user space and manage system processes after booting. Traditionally, this role was fulfilled by SysVinit, the standard init system derived from the UNIX System V operating system. However, the evolving complexity and needs of modern computing systems have led to the development of systemd, which has increasingly become the default init system for many Linux distributions. This article explores the transition from SysVinit to systemd, discussing the intricacies and implications of this pivotal change.

Fedora Asahi Remix 40 served on Apple Silicon

First big update of the go-to Linux for newer Macs. Lagging the mainstream edition by a couple of weeks, the Asahi-flavored version of Fedora 40 is here – redolent with KDE Plasma 6.…

AlmaLinux 9.4 Reinforces Robust Linux Security

The recent release of AlmaLinux 9.4 , closely aligned with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.4 , presents Linux admins and infosec professionals with an enhanced open-source enterprise Linux solution. AlmaLinux 9.4 is built directly from RHEL's open-source source code, demonstrating the community's ability to deliver prompt updates. Let's explore this release's implications, long-term consequences, and impact on security practitioners.

phpMyAdmin Installation on Ubuntu 24.04

phpMyAdmin is a free and open-source tool for managing and administering MySQL servers. It allows you to manage MySQL data from a web browser, and you can manage databases, tables, columns, indexes, relations, users, permissions, etc., from a single dashboard UI on your web browser.

Experimental remix finally brings the former Unity 8 back to Ubuntu

  • The Register; By Liam Proven (Posted by bob on May 10, 2024 5:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu Unity 24.04 arrives along with new little sibling, Ubuntu Lomiri. Ubuntu Unity Noble Numbat is out, and alongside it, a very much not long-term-supported new variant of the distro: Ubuntu Lomiri.…

Spiral Linux: A Reliable Distribution with Powerful Data Recovery Tool

Spiral Linux is a Debian-based distribution that offers a range of desktop environments, making it stand out from other Linux distributions. In addition, it comes with a unique tool called SnapperGUI , which simplifies the process of creating operating system snapshots. These snapshots serve as a data recovery solution, allowing users to revert to a previously working state easily.

Fortifying Email Security with Infosec Through the SDLC

Imagine releasing a software solution into the market only to realize the user cannot use the app properly. They have been reporting numerous bugs, which has lowered your reputation and reliability.

Build a Monitoring System with Grafana and Prometheus on Debian 12

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 9, 2024 12:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian, Linux
Grafana is an open-source and multi-platform data visualization platform developed by Grafana Labs. In this guide, you will install Grafana on the Debian 12 server with Nginx as a reverse proxy, then add Prometheus as the data source and configure the Grafana Dashboard for system monitoring.

Get Involved with Fedora Bootable Containers

For quite a while now, we’ve had image-based Fedora Linux variants—starting with Fedora Atomic Host and Atomic Desktop. The original variants evolved into Fedora CoreOS, Fedora IoT, a whole family of Fedora Atomic Desktops, and the awesome Universal Blue project. Bootable containers make it much simpler to create and collaborate on image-based Fedora systems. Here’s […]

Overcoming Insider Threats in Open Source Environments

The recent discovery of a backdoor in XZ Utils , a widely used Linux tool, raises concerns about the security of the open-source ecosystem. While the open-source community successfully reacted to remove the malware , this event highlights the presence of spies within their midst and the need for stricter security measures.

Openterface Mini-KVM -- An Open-Source KVM Solution

  • (Posted by bob on May 8, 2024 2:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Openterface Mini-KVM - An Open-Source KVM Solution

Fedora Asahi Remix 40 is now available

We are happy to announce the general availability of Fedora Asahi Remix 40. This release brings the newly released Fedora Linux 40 to Apple Silicon Macs. Fedora Asahi Remix is developed in close collaboration with the Fedora Asahi SIG and the Asahi Linux project. It was unveiled at Flock 2023 and first released later in […]

DietPi April 2024 News (Version 9.3) & Open Beta Version 9.4.0

  • (Posted by bob on May 8, 2024 7:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
DietPi recently released version 9.3, followed by Open Beta v9.4.0, with both updates introducing new features, enhancements, and bug fixes to the lightweight Linux distribution. DietPi: DietPi is a lightweight and optimized OS based on Linux, specifically designed for single-board computers and small-scale devices. It aims to provide a minimal and efficient environment for running […]

Linux Mint 22 Will Bring XApp Independence, Improved Security, and Compatibility

The upcoming release of Linux Mint 22 will introduce significant changes, particularly in handling XApp , GNOME applications, and the Software Manager. These changes aim to enhance the overall user experience within the Linux Mint ecosystem, bolster security, and improve compatibility. Let's examine what you have to look forward to in Linux Mint 22 and the implications of these changes for Linux admins and security practitioners.

Lightweight Dillo browser springs back to life, still doesn't care about JavaScript

  • The Register; By Liam Proven (Posted by bob on May 7, 2024 6:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
First new version in almost a decade now boasts TLS. The Dillo web browser has returned with a new release, version 3.1. It's nearly nine years after version 3.05 appeared on the last day of June 2015.…

Understanding the Basics of SELinux Policy Management on CentOS

In the vast ocean of Linux security, SELinux stands as a stalwart guardian, often misunderstood yet crucial for safeguarding systems against potential threats. As administrators and users delve deeper into the realms of CentOS, mastering SELinux policy management becomes imperative for ensuring robust security configurations. This article aims to demystify SELinux policy management on CentOS, providing an introduction to its intricacies and functionalities.

(Updated) Banana Pi Announces BPI-F3 RISC-V Development Board with 2 TOPS AI Performance

(Updated) Banana Pi Announces BPI-F3 RISC-V Development Board with 2 TOPS AI Performance The Banana Pi BPI-F3 is a development board powered by an 8-core RISC-V processor, capable of supporting up to 16GB of RAM memory. This open-source board stands out as the first to incorporate the RISC-V K1 chip, developed by SpacemiT Technologies Ltd., designed in accordance with the RISC-V Foundation RVA22 standards.

ROCK 5 ITX: Now Featuring LPDDR5 Support and Dual 2.5GbE Ports

  • (Posted by bob on May 6, 2024 11:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: ARM; Story Type: News Story
ROCK 5 ITX: Now Featuring LPDDR5 Support and Dual 2.5GbE Ports The Radxa ROCK 5 ITX is an ARM-based computer featuring a Mini-ITX motherboard powered by an octa-core Rockchip RK3588 System-on-Chip, making it suitable for use as a personal NAS server, network server, or for light home office applications. 

Save the Date: Fedora 40 Release Party on May 24-25

After the hard work of pushing out the Fedora Linux 40 release, we now look at celebrating with a release party! The Fedora 40 Release Party will take place on May 24-25, Friday and Saturday. What is a release party? Fedora Release Parties are virtual, user-focused conferences where the community comes together to talk about […]

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