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Three Laptop Makers Are Disabling Intel ME

  • eTeknix; By Ashley Allen (Posted by bob on Dec 4, 2017 7:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Intel
Dell, Purism, and Linux PC vendor System76 are all disabling Intel ME on their laptops.

Project ZeroPhone: the ambitious DIY Raspberry Pi phone

The big question is can you assemble a phone from easily available parts, using cheap boards running Linux?

Fedora 27 Workstation Installation Steps with Screenshots

Fedora 27 Workstation Installation guide for your laptop and desktop along with Screenshots

New web browsing security tool arrives: DNS over TLS

Net neutrality is on its death bed. With it gone, ISPs will be able to strip-data-mine your every move on the web. There are answers. One is Tenta's new secure Domain Name System (DNS) resolver, Tenta DNS. This receives and sends the directions to the websites you visit using the secure Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol

'Linux Journal' Sails Into the Sunset

It started in a time when "open source" was not yet a term. Linux and the GNU stack were "free software," with the mantra "free as in speech, not as it beer" oft repeated lest anyone confuse software licensed under the GPL with "freeware."

Increase Torrent Speed – Here Is Why It Will Never Work

Haven’t we always wanted better torrent speed? No matter how much you have. You just can’t get enough of it. Our obsession with torrenting speed has often resulted in trying out those tricks from several websites including YouTube videos. And believe me, ever since I was a child till date I haven’t found luck with it. So in this article, Let us have a look at why trying to increase torrent speed never works.

Tutorial on how to write basic udev rules in Linux

  •; By Egidio Docile (Posted by linuxer on Dec 3, 2017 5:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In a GNU/Linux system, while devices low level support is handled at the kernel level, the management of events related to them is managed in userspace by udev, and more precisely by the udevd daemon. Learning how to write rules to be applied on the occurring of those events can be really useful to modify the behavior of the system and adapt it to our needs.

Best Network Monitoring Tools For Linux

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Dec 3, 2017 1:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Keeping control of our network is vital to prevent any program from overusing it and slows down the overall system operation. There are several network monitoring tools for different operating systems today. In this article, we will talk about 10 network monitoring tools for Linux that will run from a terminal, ideal for users who do not use GUI or for those who want to keep a control of the network use of a server through from ssh.

How to identify that your linux server has been compromised

  •; By Elliot Coper (Posted by ElliotCooper on Dec 3, 2017 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This guide explains how to look for the common signs that your linux server has been compromised.

Houston-based Linux Journal ceasing publication

  • Houston Chronicle; By Dwight Silverman (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2017 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux Journal, a Houston-based publication focusing on the open-source operating system Linux, has ceased publication after 23 years.

3 ways robotics affects the CIO role

  •; By Dennis Walsh (Posted by crudder on Dec 3, 2017 4:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
3 ways the role of CIO and other IT decision makers may change as RPA gains momentum in 2018

Linux-driven i.MX6 UL/ULL module ships with wireless-enabled baseboard

MYIR’s tiny, rugged “MYC-Y6ULX” COM features an i.MX6 UL or ULL SoC, an optional baseboard, and 140-pin “stamp hole” expansion. COMs running NXP’s low power i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) and similar i.MX6 ULL are typically much smaller than other compute modules.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Will Soon Get an Important Unity Stack Update with 27 Bug Fixes

Canonical Software Engineer for Unity Marco Trevisan reports today on an upcoming update for the Unity Stack on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

Top 5: Politics of the Linux desktop, learning Python with Pygame, and more

This week we want to know if you still have the installation media for your first Linux computer. We also look at three open source alternatives to Microsoft Publisher, if Pygame could be the best way to learn Python, open source trends for 2018, and more.

Fedora 27 Atomic Offers Multi-Arch Support, Workstation, Containerized Kubernetes, and More

Fedora 27 Atomic Host became available at the same time as Fedora 27, and we’ve included a bunch of changes and features to make it an even better platform for your container cloud. Highlights of this version include multi-architecture support,... Continue Reading →

Linux laptop-flinger says bye-bye to buggy Intel Management Engine

  • The Register; By Andrew Silver (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2017 5:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Intel
n a slap to Intel, custom Linux computer seller System76 has said it will be disabling the Intel Management Engine in its laptops. Last month, Chipzilla admitted the existence of firmware-level bugs in many of its processors that would allow hackers to spy on and meddle with computers.

Paying it forward at Finland's Aalto Fablab

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2017 3:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Originating at MIT, a fab lab is a technology prototyping platform where learning, experimentation, innovation, and invention are encouraged through curiosity, creativity, hands-on making, and most critically, open knowledge sharing. read more

Inside AGL: Familiar Open Source Components Ease Learning Curve

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2017 1:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Despite the automotive focus of the AGL stack, most of the components are already familiar to Linux developers. “It looks a lot like a desktop distro,” Porter told the ELCE attendees in Prague. “All these familiar friends.”

US politicos wake up to danger of black-box algorithms shaping all corners of American life

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2017 11:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Transparency needed, from privacy to net neutrality In Washington, DC, on Wednesday, academics and policy wonks warned US Congressional representatives about the perils of inscrutable algorithms, a red flag entangled by tangential worries about privacy, data collection, and net neutrality.…

Tap the power of community with organized chaos

In this article, I want to share with you of the power of an unconference—because I believe it's a technique anyone can use to generate innovative ideas, harness the power of participation, and strengthen community ties. I've developed a 90-minute session that mimics the effects of an unconference, and you can use it to generate engagement with a small group of people and tap into their ideas surrounding a topic of your choice. read more

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