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Creating personalized Ubuntu, Mint and Debian ISOs for Intel Mini PCs

Normally Linux distribution ISOs work perfectly when written to a USB for booting as a 'Live USB' allowing both usage and installation of the distro. Unfortunately with the introduction of Intel Atom based mini PCs the issue of requiring a 32-bit bootloader to boot a 64-bit OS arose

How Things Work Today or The Joys of Consulting

  • The Linux Works; By Caitlyn Martin (Posted by caitlyn on Mar 22, 2017 12:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
A person with company A has a concern about some work that needs to be done. They call outsource IT firm B with whom they have a contract. Firm B has nobody on staff with the required experience. Company B is big and well known. Their solution: call recruiter C who in turn checks their database and realizes that Linux systems consultant D has the experience. Hi! I'm D.

A Holiday Gift From Conexant: an ALSA Driver For Recent Cherry Trail SOC Based Devices

The machines where sound has been a problem have Intel SST sound on the SOC which uses the Conexant codec. On those systems the "sound card" is simply not detected.

This is good news for owners of many recent tablets and notebooks running on recent Intel Atom (Cherry Trail) based SOCs. These include systems by Acer, ASUS, HP, Toshiba and probably others.

Springdale Linux 7.3 Final Available

7.3 Final Available. After small tweak/fixes 7.3 is now live and the default 7 release.

Springdale Linux 7.3 RC released

After a fairly un-eventful rebuild RC build is available at the usual spot:

List of Linux System Hardening Resources

My recent post about how quickly newly commissioned Linux systems can be attacked and possibly compromised led to a bunch of e-mail queries about resources which explain how to lock down a variety of Linux distributions.

Linux Security: Lock Down a New System Immediately

How quickly will a newly commissioned system be attacked? Here's my recent experience.

32-bit Enterpise Linux Still Matters

I've been testing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Release Candidate. One thing that stuck out right away was the lack of a 32-bit x86 build. In last week's DistroWatch Weekly Jesse Smith questioned the need for such a build, which is only useful on legacy hardware, in the enterprise. [...] While I certainly understand Jesse's point about 32-bit being legacy hardware, there are still many use cases where 32-bit and current enterprise quality software and OS are necessary.

Amazon employs 18 women among 120 most senior managers

  • The Guardian (UK); By Juliette Garside (Posted by caitlyn on Apr 26, 2014 8:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Amazon may share its name with mythology's greatest female warriors, but the world's largest online retailer employs just 18 women among its 120 most senior managers, and none of them report directly to the boss. Amazon's founder, chief executive and chairman, Jeff Bezos, runs the company through a select all-male group of 12, known internally as the S Team (Senior Team), who have a direct line to him. And the S Team themselves seem reluctant to employ women, according to a leak from an internal directory.

The Lucrative Linux Job Offer I Turned Down

I haven't written about sexism in the Information Technology field in six and a half years. Any time I have ever written about gender issues, sexism or discrimination in IT, and particularly when I wrote for O'Reilly, there would be many comments by men who would get all defensive, tell me it's all in my pretty little head or if I would just get tougher and ignore it it would all go away. Others would fall back on sexist stereotypes, claiming women are just not interested in computing or are simply not as good at anything related to math, science and engineering than their male counterparts.

Distribution Release: CentOS 6.5

Karanbir Singh has announced the release of CentOS 6.5, the latest stable build of the enterprise-class Linux distribution compiled from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 source code.

Here is How I Built my First RPM

I was building a rpmpackage for Tengine the Dynamic Module loading Nginx fork. As usual since there was a no decent tutorial I decided to write my own.

Starting a Raspbery Pi without a display

Recently (actually 3 weeks ago) I bought a Raspberry Pi for myself and it wasn't until today that I power it on by the first time. Call it RealLife™ for simplicity.

Re: Default offerings, target audiences, and the future of Fedora

  • Matthew Garrett's blog; By Matthew Garrett (Posted by caitlyn on Aug 23, 2013 10:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Fedora, Linux
Eric (a fellow Fedora board member) has a post describing his vision for what Fedora as an end goal should look like. It's essentially an assertion that since we have no idea who our users are or what they want, we should offer them everything on an equal footing.

Shockingly enough, I disagree.

LDAP for Rocket Scientists

This Open Source Guide is about LDAP, OpenLDAP 2.x and ApacheDS on Linux and the BSD's (FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD). It is meant for newbies, Rocket Scientist wannabees and anyone in between.LDAP is a complex subject. This Guide was born out of our pathetic attempts to understand LDAP, since it promised a veritable nirvana - common source for information, unlimited scalability using a replication model, inherent resilience, fast read performance, fine-grained control over who can do what to what data - the list goes on. Wonderful stuff.

LinkedIn DNS hijacked, traffic rerouted for an hour, and users’ cookies read in plain text

App.net cofounder Bryan Berg noticed that LinkedIn was DNS-hijacked tonight and that traffic was rerouted to a shady India-based site, http://www.confluence-networks.com. That’s bad for LinkedIn, but there’s worse news for you. According to Berg, that site does not require SSL (secure sockets layer), which means that anyone who visited in the last hour or so sent it their long-lived session cookies in plain text … a potential security risk.

Google Sets New 'Aggressive' 7-Day Deadline For Vendors To Reveal Or Fix Zero-Day Bugs Under Attack

Google today put the squeeze on software vendors with a new policy for vulnerability disclosure that allows its researchers to provide details on zero-day bugs they find within seven days if the affected vendor hasn't provided an advisory or a patch. Google is now dramatically narrowing the patch window for the most dangerous zero-day bugs it discovers and get used in attacks in the wild.

Look out, Google Fiber - scientists build 400G connection

  • Network World; By Jon Gold (Posted by caitlyn on Jun 2, 2013 7:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A research team led by Bell Labs' Xiang Liu has published an article in Nature Photonics describing a way to send and receive information at 400Gbps across 12,800km of optical fiber – an enormous potential gain of both speed and effective distance compared to current technology.

Crowdsourcing- The Good, The Bad, And the Uglords

The internet has long gone by the rules of the mob. The one with the most followers, the post with the most comments, the memes that won’t die. Every day millions more Netizens join the collective and throw their weight around in whatever way they choose. The web has been a great enabler of crowdsourcing. The millions and millions of eyes, ears and voices means that the collective power of people has been used to create Wikipedia and other archive sites, online dictionaries such as Urban Dictionary, even write a book.

Ruby on Rails flaw being used to recruit servers to botnets

Criminals are using an old weakness in the Ruby on Rails web application framework to recruit vulnerable servers into a botnet. Developers running Ruby on Rails should install an update that was released in late January for a serious remote execution flaw that attackers began exploiting in the past week.

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