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UserLAnd, a Turnkey Linux in Your Pocket

There comes a time when having a full-fledged Linux distribution within reach is necessary or just plain useful. And, what could be more within reach than having that same distribution on a computing device most people have with them at all times? Yes, I'm talking about a smartphone—specifically, an Android-powered smartphone. Enter UserLAnd.

How to set up Apache Virtual Hosts on Debian 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up Apache virtual hosts on Debian 9. Apache is a free and open source web server. It is the most popular and widely used web server in the world, and it is commonly used in Linux servers. It is developed and maintained by Apache Software Foundation, over half of all servers around the world are running this fast and secure web server.

DIY RV Offsite Backup and Media Server

What better way to add a geeky touch to #vanlife than with a Linux server in your RV? One easily could make the strong argument that an RV is the ultimate DIY project playground. It combines all of the DIY projects you could perform on a vehicle with the DIY projects for a home.

KDE Plasma 5.13.3 Desktop Environment Released with More Than 30 Improvements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 11, 2018 4:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE Project released today the third maintenance update to the latest KDE Plasma 5.13 open-source desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems.

wego – ASCII weather app for the terminal

  • LinuxLinks.com; By Luke Baker (Posted by sde on Jul 11, 2018 2:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, Linux
wego is another gem of a terminal application. It’s open source weather software written in the Go programming language and designed for the terminal. It displays the weather in a variety of visually attractive ways. It’s a lightweight way to keep an eye on the weather without requiring a web browser.

Users, Groups, and Other Linux Beasts

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Jul 11, 2018 1:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In a nutshell: you use permissions to establish who can do stuff to files and directories and what they can do with each file and directory -- read from it, write to it, move it, erase it, etc. To try everything this tutorial covers, you'll need to create a new user on your system. Let's be practical and make a user for anybody who needs to borrow your computer, that is, what we call a guest account.

Linux module and dev board showcase Arm/FPGA Stratix 10 SX

Reflex CES has launched a “COMXpressSX Stratix 10” Basic Type 7 module that runs Linux on Intel’s Stratix 10 SX SoC and offers 56GB DDR4, 32GB eMMC, and 32x PCIe. An optional PCIe carrier supplies 10GbE, GbE, SATA, and more. Paris-based Reflex CES, which sells a variety on FPGA-based PCIe boards and development kits, last year released a Linux-driven, 95 x 86mm Arria 10 SoC SoM based on Intel PSG’s FPGA- and dual Cortex-A9 enabled Arria 10 SoC. Now it has returned with a COM Express Basic Type 7 module and development kit that runs Linux on Intel PSG’s more powerful, 14nm fabricated Stratix 10 SX SoC.

New Variant of Spectre Security Flaw Discovered: Speculative Buffer Overflows

Security researchers Vladimir Kiriansky and Carl Waldspurger have published a paper to disclose a new variant of the infamous Spectre security vulnerability, which creates speculative buffer overflows.

Xen 4.11 Improves Server Virtualization with PVH

PVH brings together the best of paravirtualization (PV) with Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM) to enable a new era of server virtualization capabilities.

Proxies Vs. VPNs Vs. Tor Browser

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 10, 2018 8:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Linux
In a world where global transactions take place within seconds of initiation. Where Millions of cryptocurrency coins are exchanged across the framework of distributed systems. Internet security is and will always remain a major concern.

Shippable's Software

What's interesting is that Shippable isn't targeting developers for the Internet of Things or smartphones, ARM's typical base, but is betting that the reduced instruction set architecture is on its way to having a big impact in data centers.

The aftermath of the Gentoo GitHub hack

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Jul 10, 2018 5:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Gentoo, Linux
A password guess and five days offline have left not only Gentoo's GitHub admins, but all of us, with some things to think about.

With Many Eyeballs, Is Open Source Security Better?

  • eSecurityPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 10, 2018 4:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Back in 1999, Eric Raymond coined the term "Linus' Law," which stipulates that given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.

Linus' Law, named in honor of Linux creator Linus Torvalds, has for nearly two decades been used by some as a doctrine to explain why open source software should have better security. In recent years, open source projects and code have experienced multiple security issues, but does that mean Linus' Law isn't valid?

Getting started with Perlbrew

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 10, 2018 3:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What's better than having Perl installed on your system? Having multiple Perls installed on your system! With Perlbrew you can do just that. But why—apart from surrounding yourself in Perl—would you want to do that? read more

How to install OpenCV on Ubuntu 18.04

This tutorial explains how to install OpenCV on Ubuntu 18.04.

6 open source cryptocurrency wallets

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 10, 2018 12:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Without crypto wallets, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum would just be another pie-in-the-sky idea. These wallets are essential for keeping, sending, and receiving cryptocurrencies. read more

How to Check for Open Ports in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Michael Aboagye (Posted by damien on Jul 10, 2018 11:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
When you are troubleshooting networking issues in Linux, you will need to know which ports are open.

Display Weather Forecast In Your Terminal With Wttr.in

wttr.in is a feature-packed weather forecast service that supports displaying the weather from the command line. It can automatically detect your location (based on your IP address), supports specifying the location or searching for a geographical location (like a site in a city, a mountain and so on), and much more. Oh, and you don't have to install it - all you need to use it is cURL or Wget.

15 open source applications for MacOS

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 10, 2018 9:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I use open source tools whenever and wherever I can. I returned to college a while ago to earn a master's degree in educational leadership. Even though I switched from my favorite Linux laptop to a MacBook Pro (since I wasn't sure Linux would be accepted on campus), I decided I would keep using my favorite tools, even on MacOS, as much as I could. Fortunately, it was easy, and no professor ever questioned what software I used. Even so, I couldn't keep a secret. read more

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