In the two years since the details of the NSA's deep penetration of the Internet infrastructure began to emerge, there has been a major movement afoot among Web companies to encrypt more and more of their resources and services. The latest large property to make this move is Reddit, which by the end of the month will move to an HTTPS-only model for its sites.
Every day, the security team at network services provider Level 3 Communications monitors approximately 1.3 billion security events; mitigates roughly 22 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks; and removes, on average, one control and command (C2) server network.
Update on Solus Project, One of the Most Interesting Upcoming Operating Systems. It's been quite a while since we got a substantial update for the Solus project, but the developers have kindly obliged, and they have shared the progress they made with the community.
K.Y. Srinivasan is an architect in the Windows Server Division at Microsoft where he focuses on making Linux run well on the Hyper-V hypervisor and Azure cloud environment. In this video he takes us on a tour of his home office in the mountains near Redmond, Washington, and answers our questions about his work space.
A common assumption is that the availability of patents in software affects developers and users in the U.S. but not in the EU. Another is that patent holders in the US are dead set against patent reform. Neither assumption is true.
This week, we highlight NY State's open data portal, how to be a Docker contributor, an exclusive interview with Robyn Bergeron of Elastic, the latest release of Blender and it's cool new features, and and interview with Jen Krieger, an Agile coach at Red Hat.
A new version of the popular Calibre open source and cross-platform ebook library management application has been released a few minutes ago by Kovid Goyal for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
In an interview with LQ, Gerv discusses Firefox market share, Mozilla revenue, the openness of the organization, chasing Chrome, adoption of Firefox OS, Rust, Servo, what the future holds and more.
In today's open source roundup: Voat.co servers were shut down because of politically incorrect content. Plus: Transphobia controversy engulfs Opal project on GitHub. And is the Dark Web mostly a myth?
Fedora 20 End-of-Life Imminent The Fedora Project keeps three versions of the OS active at any given time — the current release, the release before that, and a new one in development. With last month’s release of Fedora 22 and... Continue Reading →
If you're a cord cutter (and a nerd), you most likely have a server or two dedicated to serving and possibly retrieving videos from the Internet. Programs like Kodi and Plex are awesome for media delivery; however, there's more to a complete system than just playing the videos.
FOSS Force has learned that Mageia will soon officially announce the release of the stable version of Mageia 5, most likely later today. According to a source within the organization, the ISO images were pushed to the distro’s main mirror at about 7 P.M. EST yesterday. According to our source, the developers are now just waiting for the images to be available on all mirrors before making the official announcement.
There's a Linux clothes detergent out there, and it's a real one, from a company that has a trademark on it and that's selling it today. Welcome to the bizarre world of trademark rules.
The assembly code of the Linux kernel is complicated and poorly maintained, according to some Linux developers. So a lot of code is rewritten in C. Linux kernel 4.1 comes with many x86 ASM code changes and one of the developers; Andy Lutomirski explains what kind of issues he encountered.
Yeah, that Richard Stallman. You know, GNU’s project leader and the inventor of all those great tools that are essential to Linux or GNU/Linux, depending on what you call it — like the original Emacs, the GNU Compiler Collection, the GNU symbolic debugger (GDB), GNU Emacs, and a wide range of others. Oh, and his advocacy of free software, as well as campaigning against software patents and copyright laws, are the stuff of which legends are made.
Not too long ago, I was working at an art organisation that offered university classes, low-cost membership for facility usage, and just an all-round creative space where people could come and look at and create art. It was very nearly my ideal organisation. It was non-profit, creative, and as open as it could be to anyone who wanted to learn. read more
The UK's only dedicated Postgres user event has two new speakers, along with a great line up of technology and other experts
Swappiness is the kernel parameter that defines how much (and how often) your Linux kernel will copy RAM contents to swap. This parameter's default value is “60” and it can take anything from “0” to “100”. The higher the value of the swappiness parameter, the more aggressively your kernel will swap.
Intrinsyc’s tiny “Open-Q 410 SOM” module has a quad-core, Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 410, offers WiFi, BT, GPS, 8GB of eMMC, and supports both Android and Linux. Vancouver, Canada based Intrinsyc Technologies Corp. has expanded its line of Qualcomm Snapdragon based Open-Q computer-on-modules with a tiny module that taps Qualcomm’s 64-bit, Snapdragon 410. The Open-Q 410 is […]
BQ and Canonical were proud to announce a few hours ago on their Twitter account that the recently announced BQ Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition smartphones have moved from pre-order to being available to buy.