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Productivity hacks: Optimizing your workflow with open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 29, 2016 12:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Jen Wike Huger and Jason Baker from Opensource.com share some of the productivity tools they use at work. To see a list of the tools and the slides from their presentations, go to Productive.win. Communication and collaboration Communication with your team is key. read more

The Glass Room: Looking into Your Online Life

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Nov 28, 2016 11:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
It’s that time of year! The excitement of Black Friday carries into today – CyberMonday – the juxtaposition of the analog age and the digital age. Both days are fueled by media and retailers alike and are about shopping. And … Read more

This Holiday Season, Don't Recycle...Reglue.

The past 19 months have been brutal for us, equipment-wise. Between 2 floods-of-the-century less than a year apart, and an unprecedented demand for computers, our inventory has dipped lower than it has ever been. For the first time in our history, we are out of machines while 17 Taylor Texas kids are still in need of computers. It's not your money we need.....

Uncommon but useful GCC command line options

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 28, 2016 9:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Software tools usually offer multiple features, but - as most of you will agree - not all their features are used by everyone. In this article, we will cover a couple of such options, offering all the required details, and explaining them through easy to understand examples wherever necessary.

Locking Down Your Linux Server

Yes! You’ve just set up your first Linux server and you’re ready to rock and roll! Right? Uh, no. By default, your Linux box is not secure against attackers. Oh sure, it’s more secure than Windows XP, but that’s not saying much.

3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC supports extended temperatures

Litemax announced a 3.5-inch “AECX-APL0” SBC with Atom E3900 SoCs, up to 4K video, SATA and mSATA, dual mini-PCIe, and extended temperature support. Earlier this year, Taiwan-based industrial display manufacturer Litemax Electronics acquired embedded board maker WynMax Technologies, and the company has now unveiled its first Intel Apollo Lake based SBC. The 3.5-inch form factor […]

Managing devices in Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 28, 2016 5:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
There are many interesting features of the Linux directory structure. This month I cover some fascinating aspects of the /dev directory. Before you proceed any further with this article, I suggest that, if you have not already done so, you read my earlier articles, Everything is a file, and An introduction to Linux filesystems, both of which introduce some interesting Linux filesystem concepts. read more

San Francisco’s Muni Hacked

Muni, San Francisco's transit system, is back to normal after being hit by hackers who reportedly sought a $73,000 ransom.

Moving with SQL Server to Linux? Move from SQL Server to MySQL as well!

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 28, 2016 4:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Over the recent years, there has been a large number of individuals as well as organizations who are ditching the Windows platform for Linux platform, and this number will continue to grow as more developments in Linux are experienced. Linux has for long been the leader in Web servers as most of the web servers run on Linux, and this could be one of the reasons why the high migration is being experienced.

15 JavaScript frameworks and libraries

JavaScript is the future. The language is supported by a number of technololgy leaders, one of whom is WordPress's founder Matt Mullenweg, who hinted that WordPress developers should learn it, clearly sending a message to the WordPress community as to it future importance. The mention was well received. The transition to better technology will enable WordPress to keep up with future challenges. read more

Google Code-in begins soon; KDE mentors welcome students

The KDE community will once more be participating in Google Code-in, which pairs KDE mentors with students beween the ages of 13 and 18 to work on tasks which both help the KDE community and teach the students how to contribute to free and open source projects... Now is the time to login and begin adding your tasks. Former Google Summer of Code students are especially welcome to mentor.   

Jose Bonilla: How do you Fedora?

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 28, 2016 1:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Interview
We recently interviewed Jose Bonilla on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. Contact us on the feedback form... Continue Reading →

Microsoft tells devs: Whatever you're doing in Linux, Windows 10 will soon do it too

Microsoft has pledged that Windows 10 will eventually run the bulk of Linux software used by developers.

Deutsche Telekom Says Cyber Attack Hits 900,000 Customers

  • TheStreet; By Mariko Iwasaki (Posted by penguinist on Nov 28, 2016 11:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
"We cannot exclude the possibility that the routers have been targeted by external parties with the result that they can no longer register on the network," the telecom company said.

Bitcoin in 5 minutes

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 28, 2016 10:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Blockstream's Eric Martindale opened his five-minute All Things Open lightning talk with a bold claim: "Bitcoin is one on the most significant innovations of our time." Why? Because it depends on trust. Under Bitcoin's client-server model, users trust remote servers to provide expected data. read more

Fedora 25 upgrade made easy, like how we are upgrading our smartphone now a days

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Nov 28, 2016 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
Fedora graphical upgrade is a simple way to upgrade your fedora system from one major version to another major version, like how we are upgrading our smartphone now a days.

NVIDIA vs. AMDGPU-PRO vs. RadeonSI OpenGL Comparison

  • phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by bob on Nov 28, 2016 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
If you are planning to upgrade your graphics card in a Linux system this holiday season, here are some fresh benchmarks of several different AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards with various Linux gaming tests under Ubuntu.

Microsoft update servers left all Azure RHEL instances hackable

Software engineer Ian Duffy found the flaws while building a secure RHEL image for Microsoft Azure. During that process he noticed an installation script Azure uses in its preconfigured RPM Package Manager contains build host information that allows attackers to find all four Red Hat Update Appliances which expose REST APIs over HTTPS.

Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.8.4, Apps 16.08.3, and Frameworks 5.28.0

Chakra GNU/Linux developer Neofytos Kolokotronis informs the community about the availability of a set of new software updates for the rolling distro originally based on Arch Linux.

Red Hat Developer Toolset 6 released

Want the latest and greatest tools for programming on Red Hat Enterprise Linux? They're here.

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