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An Everyday Linux User Review Of Debian

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 1, 2015 2:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Debian
The hardest thing about Debian? Getting the right ISO in the first place. Once you get over that hurdle you will find it is easy to install, even on UEFI based machines and there is a good selection of software available. Getting things like Flash and MP3 audio working is simple and the stability and performance is good.

Public warning: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi password with your friends' friends

Give the key to pal ... and it'll be sent to their FB mates, too. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a significant security risk: it shares access to password-protected Wi-Fi networks with the user's contacts. So giving a wireless password to one person grants access to everyone who knows them.

What We Call Security Isn’t Really Security

  • DarkMatters; By Pete Herzog (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2015 12:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
... we need cybersecurity. It’s important. And what we’re getting isn’t working. Because what we call cybersecurity isn’t security.

Digital education presents new challenges and opportunities for IT

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat (Posted by crudder on Jun 30, 2015 11:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
CIOs and IT leaders can and should lead digital education within their organization, but they need to bring more to the table than their IT skills alone. Lee Congdon, CIO of Red Hat, reveals what's working within his own IT org - and where they still need to go.

Red Hat: 2015:1199-01: kernel: Important Advisory

Updated kernel packages that fix two security issues and three bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]

Tonight’s leap second may cause problems for the Internet

Tonight, at 23:59:59 on June 30, a leap second will be added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Instead of the clock rolling around to 00:00:00 on July 1 as per usual, the time will actually jump to 23:59:60 before finally ending up in July a second later. The previous leap second, which was inserted in June 2012, caused a number of high-profile technological issues, and it's likely that the leap tonight will cause some problems as well.

Mageia 5 Linux Distro Offers New Tools, Improved Stability

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 30, 2015 8:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mageia, Mandriva
Helping users move from Microsoft's Windows operating system is also part of Mageia 5, which has a Windows settings import feature. eWEEK examines key highlights of the Mageia 5 Linux distribution release.

Has Google become Microsoft?

In today's open source roundup: Google and Microsoft share some similarities. Plus: How to upgrade from Debian 7 to Debian 8. And Dropbox versus Google Drive.

Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jun 30, 2015 6:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Mint team has revealed that the final version of Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE is now available for download. It comes with MATE 1.10 and a ton of other improvements for the rest of the operating system.

Call for applications for Fedora Diversity Advisor (A Volunteer Position)

Fedora is a big community that includes contributors and users from many different countries, each with their own experiences and historical backgrounds that contribute to a diverse mix of cultural, educational, and behavioral norms. To continuously create and foster an... Continue Reading →

Linux as a lifestyle

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
My Linux journey began three years ago. I finished high school and started to pay more attention to the security of computers and networks. It is truly an amazing field of study and there's so many new things to learn there. I was instantly hooked. read more

PHP for Non-Developers

After years of making it clear that I'm not a developer in just about every article I've written here at Linux Journal, I do have a confession to make. I can write the "Hello World" equivalent in almost every programming language out there. In assembly, it might have been "1+1", but my lack of advanced skills should be evident.

Jdrivesync: your Google Drive synchronisation client for Linux

Grive was a solution for many. It worked on Ubuntu, Debian and so on... It was distributed in source code only, so you had to compile it for your own OS. Unfortunately, things changed in April 2015. Grive no longer works. Is there an alternative to Grive?

Linux: Boldly Going Where We’ve Not Gone Before

Burt Rutan signed autographs on that blistering hot June day in the Mojave desert. His collection of engineers, scientists and "enterprise rouges" shouldered their way into front page news. SpaceShipOne had just become the first civilian aircraft/spacecraft to carry the first civilian pilot into space.

New guides and tips for OpenStack

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 1:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Looking to learn something about OpenStack? You’re not alone. Fortunately, there are a ton of resources out there to get started. Hands on training courses, books, and of course the official documentation are great resources for learning more, regardless of whether you are a beginner or a seasoned IT professional. Even for OpenStack contributors, there’s still plenty to be learned.

Linux Kernel 4.1.1 Is Now the Most Stable and Advanced Version Available

The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 4.1.1, has been released by Greg Kroah-Hartman, making this the latest and the most advanced version available. It's not a large update , but that usually happens with the early versions.

A Code Boot Camp for Underprivileged Kids

A science center in Johannesburg, South Africa, has opened the doors to a five-month course in Linux-based Web apps and entrepreneurial skills. The training is available free of charge to underprivileged students from nearby townships; if it's successful, it will be rolled out nationwide.

Two Factor Authentication for ownCloud

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 10:14 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows you how to protect ownCloud logins with two factor authentication by using privacyIDEA to manage the second authentication factor. privacyIDEA is a system to manage authentication devices for two factor authentication in your own network - not at any Identity Provider - thus keeping your identity and the identities of your users also under your control.

Top 25 articles of 2015 (so far)

  • Opensource.com; By Rikki Endsley (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2015 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
This week—specifically, July 2—marks the mid-point of 2015. As of July 2, we will have published approximately 500 articles this year. In honor of hitting the half-way point, we rounded up our most popular 25 articles of 2015 (so far).

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 "The Scion"

Sadly Mandriva was liquidated a month ago (known from the once popular Mandriva Linux distrubion) and now the OpenMandriva team has released their tribute to Mandriva with OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2, nicknamed "The Scion".

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