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Best Free Linux Instant Messaging Clients

Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more individuals based on typed text. The text is conveyed via devices connected over a network such as the Internet.

What's all the C Plus Fuss? Bjarne Stroustrup warns of dangerous future plans for his C++

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jun 18, 2018 9:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Language creator calls proposals 'insanity' Interview Earlier this year, Bjarne Stroustrup, creator of C++, managing director in the technology division of Morgan Stanley, and a visiting professor of computer science at Columbia University in the US, wrote a letter inviting those overseeing the evolution of the programming language to “Remember the Vasa!”…

5 open source alternatives to Dropbox

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 18, 2018 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dropbox is the 800-pound gorilla of filesharing applications. Even it's a massively popular tool, you may choose to use an alternative. Maybe that's because you're dedicated to the open source way for all the good reasons, including security and freedom, or possibly you've been spooked by data breaches. Or perhaps the pricing plan doesn't work out in your favor for the amount of storage you actually need. read more

Linspire 8.0 Alpha 1 Released

Today we have released Linspire 8 Alpha 1. This release is the beginning stages of our new Linspire release scheduled for a Christmas release. This is a rudimentary build and some things may not work as intended so expect some bugs. This release is NOT set in stone and you can expect numerous changes between now and final release.

Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" Has Reached End of Security Support, Upgrade Now

Today, June 17, 2018, marks the end of regular security support for the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system series, which now reached end of life.

15 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver comes packed with many new updates and exciting features. The switch from Unity to GNOME and more updated snap apps. Below are 15 things to do, from customizing Ubuntu to enabling/disabling certain features using GNOME Tweaks tool and installing applications to boost your productivity.

Complete Sed Command Guide Explained with Practical Examples

In a previous article, I showed the basic usage of Sed, the stream editor, on a practical use case. Today, be prepared to gain more insight about Sed as we will take an in-depth tour of the sed execution model. To truly understand Sed you must first understand the tool execution model.

How to Back Up and Restore MySQL Databases with Mysqldump

This tutorial explains how to backup and restore MySQL or MariaDB databases from the command line using the mysqldump utility.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.17, KDE Plasma 5.13 Landed

As of today, the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system is now powered by the latest and most advanced Linux 4.17 kernel series, which landed in the most recent snapshot released earlier.

Endless OS Launches New Major Version For Users Who Have Less Internet Access

The developers of Endless OS have just announced the release of version 3.4 of the distribution, it is a major update and it focuses mainly on helping users to take advantage of their Internet connection when they have it.

Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux Kernel 4.18, First RC Is Out Now

A day early than expected, Linus Torvalds kicked off the development cycle of the next kernel series, Linux 4.18, with the release of the first RC (Release Candidate) milestone.

Microsoft is Still 'Cybermobbing' Its Competition Using Patent Trolls Such as Finjan

In the "cybersecurity" space, a sub-domain where many software patents have been granted by the US patent office, the patent extortion by Microsoft-connected trolls (and Microsoft's 'protection' racket) seems to carry on; but Microsoft continues to insist that it has changed its ways

Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" Artwork Proposals Call Welcomes Talented Artists

Debian Project's Jonathan Carter announced on Friday that artwork proposals are now officially open for the forthcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system series.

Google Launches VR180 Creator For Streamlined VR Video Editing

To help folks who are supporting Google's VR180 format along, the company has just released a tool for macOS and Linux... that allows users to plug their VR180 raw content in, then convert it for use in Adobe's Premiere Pro, or Apple's Final Cut Pro. Here's the tool in Linux...

Canonical Releases Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Kernel Security Update for Raspberry Pi 2

Canonical released on Friday a new Linux kernel update for its Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system series addressing three security vulnerabilities affecting the kernel for Raspberry Pi 2 devices.

3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC is loaded with options

DFI is prepping an Ubuntu friendly 3.5-inch “AL551” SBC with an Apollo Lake SoC, triple display support, up to 2x GbE and SATA III ports, and mini-PCIe, M.2, and optional “expansion I/O” connectors. We discovered the AL551 while reporting on DFI’s Linux-ready, 15.6-inch KS-156AL panel PC...

Deepin 15.6 Linux OS Launches with Improved HiDPI Support, Light and Dark Themes

The Deepin Project announced today the release of Deepin 15.6, a new maintenance update of the Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution targeted at x86_64 personal computers and laptops.

Trump-Kim Meeting Was a Magnet For Russian Cyberattacks

  • Dark Reading; By Jai Vijayan (Posted by bob on Jun 16, 2018 8:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
What was new with the Singapore attacks was the targeting of VoIP phones via port SIP 5060 attacks. "This is an indication that the attackers have found a way to exploit VoIP phones that the industry doesn’t know about yet," Boddy speculates. "If that is true, it would also speak to the level of sophistication of the attackers."

How To: Manage NTFS File System on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Having a problem on managing partition with NTFS File System on RHEL7 / CentOS 7 !! You are in the right place. Here we will go through how to mount partitions with NTFS file systems, format NTFS partitions as well.

How to Automatically Deploy Laravel Applications with Deployer on Ubuntu 16.04

Laravel is a popular, open-source PHP web application framework. It has an expressive, elegant syntax and provides tools needed for large, robust applications. Deployer is a modular open-source PHP deployment tool packed with time-saving features and optimizations. It supports deployment of many popular frameworks, including Laravel, Symfony, Zend Framework and CodeIgniter. In this tutorial, we will show you how to deploy a Laravel application with Deployer on Ubuntu 16.04.

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