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Two Factors Are Better Than One

Although I've always been interested in security, there are just some security measures I've never liked.

Open source project management can be risky business

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 12, 2017 5:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Our digital lives are powered by programming philosophers who choose to develop their code out in the open. All programs begin with lines of instruction. When ready for execution these lines of instruction are converted to a binary format that the computer can execute. Open source programs are programs where the human readable code is accessible to anyone. This philosophy of openness and freedom has allowed these projects to impact the lives of everyone. read more

Linux-driven SBC costs $6 or $8 with WiFi

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 12, 2017 3:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
An Indiegogo campaign is pitching a COM-like, 44.6 × 25.5mm “LicheePi Zero” SBC for $6 or $8 with WiFi that runs Linux on a 1.2GHz, Cortex-A7 Allwinner V3. A Chinese development team led by a “Wu Caesar” has gone to Indiegogo to sell a LicheePi Zero SBC that goes head to head with the Raspberry […]

It Looks Like Ubuntu 17.04 Might Ship with Mesa 17.0.1 and X.Org Server 1.19.2

Canonical's Timo Aaltonen is back with some great news for Ubuntu Linux gamers, as he's now working on bringing the latest X.Org Server 1.19.2 display server and Mesa 17.0.1 to the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 release.

Scripting an arithmeticker

I've just built my own GUI calculator (script below).

OK, you're probably thinking "WHY? There are plenty of perfectly good GUI calculators for Linux. Why build another one?" And my answer is "Because the available calculators are way too powerful and don't do what I want on-screen."

Steam's redesign, a new open VR/AR standard, and more gaming news

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 11, 2017 9:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Steam; Story Type: Interview
In this open gaming roundup, we take a look at a new virtual and augmented reality standard, Steam's new look, and more. Open gaming roundup for February 25-March 11, 2017 Valve confirms Steam redesign The Valve team behind Steam confirmed it's working on a new look for the gaming platform in a video interview published Feb. 20. The news first broke when SteamDB shared screenshots on Twitter. read more

The MLED project gets a new website

  • Microlinux; By Kiki Novak (Posted by kikinovak on Mar 11, 2017 7:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Slackware
The new MLED website is compatible with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Favored Swift hits the charts: Now in top 10 programming languages

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 11, 2017 5:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ruby; Story Type: News Story
Apple-championed lingo climbs over Perl, Ruby, assembly code In March, the Swift programming language rose to became the 10th most popular, at least by the measure of TIOBE Software.…

11 Awesome Open-Source Linux Games You Should Not Miss

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ryan Lynch (Posted by damien on Mar 11, 2017 3:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Games, Linux
Gaming is not the forte of Linux, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy great games. Here are some awesome open-source Linux games you should try.

The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Hart

Hart is a medical software technology company that improves the ways in which people inside and outside of the industry access and engage with health data. Founded in 2012, the startup develops HartOS, an API platform that allows healthcare providers and their vendors and partners to use health data from multiple computer systems in a HIPAA-compliant manner in a range of digital formats.

Should the U.S. Army Have Its Own Open Source License?

  • FOSS Force; By Robin Miller (Posted by brideoflinux on Mar 11, 2017 11:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Should the U.S. armed forces begin releasing software under an OSI approved open source license rather than as public domain?

This Week in Open Source News: Vault7 Wikileaks Details & Industry Comments Emerge, Updates to Skype for Linux & More

This week in open source news, the massive Wikileaks document release prompts industry leaders to comment, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reviews the latest updates and features for Skype for Linux, and more!

An insecure mess: How flawed JavaScript is turning web into a hacker's playground

An analysis of over 133,000 websites has found that 37 percent of them have at least one JavaScript library with a known vulnerability. Researchers from Northeastern University have followed up on research in 2014 that drew attention to potential security risks caused by loading outdated versions of JavaScript libraries, such as such as jQuery, and the AngularJS framework in the browser.

Calibre 2.81 Ebook Manager Can Download Amazon Metadata from Multiple Sources

Calibre developer Kovid Goyal released today a new maintenance update to the open-source and cross-platform ebook library management software for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Top 5: Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects, JavaScript editors, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight terminal multiplexers, gardening, JavaScript editors, and a couple of Raspberry Pi projects. Top 5 articles of the week 5. GNU Screen or tmux? read more

How to Search for Files from the Linux Command Line

  •; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Mar 11, 2017 2:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Get up to speed with the find command so you can locate files on your Linux servers and desktops without need of a GUI.

Music tagging with open audio players

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 11, 2017 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Once a computer has more than a few hundred music tracks stored on it, the enjoyment of that music is greatly enhanced by making sure each track is properly tagged according to artist, song title, album name, genre, composer, and other assorted bits of information. In my case, I've found over the past few years that tag management is actually quite a lot of work; errors or poorly designed tag text seems to creep into the process at every point, and so I have become a reluctant user of tag editing software. read more

20 Best Themes For Ubuntu In 2017

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 10, 2017 10:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Do you feel like tweaking your Ubuntu desktop? I got you covered. Sometimes you need to mix things up on your desktop to remove the old and boring and get things looking quite fresh, new and exciting. Ubuntu allows you to install new themes and apply them in order to alt your desktops appearance and outlook. All you need is to install the Unity Tweak tool to get going. Join me let us take a look at 20 themes to transform your desktop to give it a different and appealing feel.

Google Chrome 57 Released with WebAssembly Support, 36 Security Fixes

The biggest addition to Chrome 57 is support for WebAssembly, a new standard for packing and delivering web pages.

Proposed Bill Would Let You 'Hack Back'

A congressman for Georgia has proposed legislation that would give victims of attacks rights to identify hackers and disrupt attacks.

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