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In the early days of email, getting junk messages into the hands of recipients wasn’t difficult. The real challenge was getting a list of valid email addresses to hit. Those lists were sold on underground forums and passed around on CDs among spammers. Junk email filters were in their infancy and not very effective. Spammers would make small tweaks to their subject lines or the domains they were using and usually have no trouble evading the filters. As anti-spam techniques improved over the years and reputation systems and other predictive techniques came into play, spammers have had a much more difficult time getting their messages into inboxes.
In today's Android roundup: Android and iOS take more market share, while Windows Phone declines. Plus: LEGO's FUSION apps for Android, and how much should a flagship Android phone cost?
In today's open source roundup: Should Linux change to attract more users? Plus: A beginner's guide to Linux, and command line tools for Linux system administrators.
Linux is about to get a pretty deep and serious city builder courtesy of Paradox and Colossal Order named Cities Skylines.
If you've been thinking of encrypting your email, it is a rather bewildering maze to sort through thanks to the multitude of email services and mail clients. There are two levels of encryption to consider: SSL/TLS encryption protects your login and password to your mailserver. GnuPG is the standard strong Linux encryption tool, and it encrypts and authenticates your messages. It is best if you manage your own GPG encryption and not leave it up to third parties, which we will discuss in a moment.
It's certainly not news. We've talked before about how learning OpenStack is a great way to kickstart an IT career. But just how valuable is it? And if you want to make the transition from doing traditional IT infrastructure administration to becoming a cloud architect, how do you get there?
Turning your Raspberry Pi into a mobile phone is a lot simpler than you’d think, albeit a little chunky. Linux User talks to Dave Hunt about one of his many pet projects.
Open source news for your reading pleasure.
August 9 - 15, 2014
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at OpenStreetMap's 10th birthday, open source medical devices, and more!
With a little hunting, you can find some fantastic games on Fedora if you look. Recently, I unearthed OpenTTD and have been having a great time playing it! I haven’t […]
WhoaVerse is an open source platform for creating social media communities where users apply democratic principles to shape the content.
System administrators (sysadmins) are responsible for day-to-day operations of production systems and services. One of the critical roles of sysadmins is to ensure that operational services are available round the clock. For that, they have to carefully plan backup policies, disaster management strategies, scheduled maintenance, and security audits. In most cases, end users are oblivious […]Continue reading...
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MyWebSQL is a free and open source web based client for managing databases on your Linux VPS, and is written in PHP. It has a simple and intuitive interface with the look and feel of a desktop application.
The ubiquity and convenience of smartphones has been a real boon for getting information on the go. I love being able to jump on a Wi-Fi hotspot, catch up on my mail, check my banking balance or read the latest tech news—all without having to bring along or boot up a laptop. Now that mobile development is mainstream, most of this access is done via specialized apps, instead of via a Web browser.
A non-profit company is developing an open source, 64-bit “lowRISC” SoC that will enable fully open hardware, “from the CPU core to the development board.” University of Cambridge spinoff “lowRISC” is a not-for-profit company with a goal of making a completely open computing eco-system, including the instruction set architecture (ISA), processor silicon, and development boards. The first step is to develop a new system-on-chip design based on the new, 64-bit RISC-V ISA developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
You would think that after 30 years of Windows, many of the obvious and consistent flaws would be fixed. Are they unfixable? Or are the people at Microsoft who can fix them uninterested?
Flocker is the result of more than five years of research, development and operational experience combining resilient, distributed, commodity storage with containers, Luke Marsden, CEO and co-founder of ClusterHQ, said.
"Two years ago, we launched a product called HybridCluster, an advanced container management platform based on FreeBSD Jails," Marsden told eWEEK. "Production customer deployments of HybridCluster have proven the resilience and scalability of our technology, and this experience has enabled our company, which we’ve rebranded as ClusterHQ, to move extremely quickly to solve the data problem for Docker and Linux."
LDAP, or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, is an open, vendor-neutral, industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network.
Linux New Media has published a special edition magazine called Free From XP, which features a DVD with Fedora 20 Desktop Edition and the LXDE Spin, and includes articles from Fedora contributors about getting started with our favorite distro.
In today's Android roundup: Android L could help avoid fragmentation in wearables. Plus: Your favorite Android browser? And Samsung's decline may negatively affect Android.
Companies often discuss completely changing their back-end infrastructure, but rarely do. The cost of diverting resources and slowing product enhancements during the transition—as well as the impact on customers— can strike fear into the hardiest of executives, chief technical officers, and developers.
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