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17 alternatives to your default image viewer on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jun 16, 2015 11:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Is the default image viewer in your desktop environment just not working the way you want? need more features (or maybe something simpler) from an image viewer? Well, you are in luck, as there is no shortage of choices when... Continue Reading →

An introduction to the Arduino

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 16, 2015 10:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What is an Arduino? Maybe you've heard of it, or seen a project built with one. But what is that little piece of open hardware, and what exactly does it do?

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How to protect your GNU/Linux computer from remote attacks with Fail2ban

  • Free Software Magazine; By Tony Mobily (Posted by scrubs on Jun 16, 2015 9:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security, Tutorial
Governments around the world are hacking into any computer that they can find. They are not just targeting large companies, but any computer that has information that they can sell. Is there anything on your computer that some hacker could sell for money? When was the last time you looked at your /var/log/auth.log file?

Advertising Desktop Linux

The topic came up when an old friend, Richard, and I began an email exchange to catch up after a number of years. He’s a senior Linux admin for one of the major New York City hospitals and the topic turned to some things we’ve noted over time. We talked about how Linux isn’t. It isn’t in the public awareness. It isn’t in stores. It isn’t offered by OEMs in any real quantity. It isn’t visible at all. Richard stated that it was probably better that way.

CompuLab debuts an x86-based COM Express trio

CompuLab’s three Linux-friendly x86 COM Express modules include a Type 10 COM with 5th Gen Core CPUs and Type 10 COMs with Atom E3800 and AMD G-Series SoCs. CompuLab is known primarily for its mini-PCs, but it has also introduced a number of ARM computer-on-modules in recent years, including the SODIMM-style, Snapdragon 600 based CM-QS600. […]

It's about forking time: Node.js, io.js to mend differences, remerge

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jun 16, 2015 6:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Server-side JavaScript tools reunited under wing of Linux Foundation The Node.js open source project and its fork, io.js, have decided to kiss and make up, with the aid and support of the Linux Foundation.…

How to Use Android like a PC

These days, smartphones and tablets have all but overtaken the PC in terms of user adoption. Even those folks who own desktop PCs usually spend far more time in front of their smart phones or tablets.

OPEN WIDE: Microsoft Live Writer authoring tool going open source

Hanselman: 'I didn't expect this little tweet reply to cause a ruckus'. Microsoft will release its blog authoring tool, Live Writer, as open source, according to a tweet from developer evangelist Scott Hanselman.

OpenSSL Patched Against TLS Connection Downgrade Attack

The latest security update for OpenSSL cryptographic library includes a fix for a vulnerability that permits a threat actor to weaken the encryption mechanism that secures communication between two parties.

How to install and configure VSFTPD server on Debian

How to install and configure VSFTPD server on Debian. VSFTPD is the default FTP server in the Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora, NimbleX, Slackware and RHEL Linux distributions.

Encrypted connections coming soon for all Wikipedia readers

  • CSO; By Nick Mediati (Posted by bob on Jun 16, 2015 2:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
As of right now, the data that moves between Wikipedia.com and most users is unencrypted, which increases the chances that someone else may be eavesdropping on you. That, however, is about to change: On Friday, the Wikimedia Foundation announced that it's moving its sites toward HTTPS by default, so that all data transferred between you and its servers will be encrypted.

Linux Mint 17.2 (Rafaela) Release Candidate Available for Download

It would appear that Clement Lefebvre already published the ISO images of the Release Candidate (RC) version for the upcoming Linux Mint 17.2 (Rafaela) operating system on the main servers.

Pico-ITX Snapdragon 600 SBC upgrade adds features

Inforce upgraded its Inforce 6410 SBC to a “6410Plus” model, with the same Snapdragon 600 SoC, but with new GPS, MIPI-CSI, and MIPI-DSI features, and more.

The Beta of Dota 2 - Reborn with Source 2 will be launched this week!

Last Friday, Dota 2 - Reborn Beta has been announced, which will not only get a completely new user interface, but will also be powered by the new Steam-Engine "Source 2", which will finally be replacing the 10 years old game engine "Source".

Everybody copies everyone: iOS 9 features inspired by Android

Apple announced iOS 9 on Monday, and while watching the keynote, I had just a little bit of déjà vu. Most of iOS 9's new features seem to be squarely aimed at Apple's biggest rival in mobile: Android. Specifically, they were about catching up to Android.

Cinnamon 2.6 Released

Cinnamon, one the default desktops of Linux Mint (alongside Mate) has recently been updated. Version 2.6 has a boatload of fixes, tweaks and improvements. Here are some of them:

LinuxConsole 2.4 Screencast and Screenshots

LinuxConsole 2.4 has been released. This release is easy to try or install.

The CD ISO contains all libraries, the LXDE Desktop, drivers and the game "Supertuxkart". The DVD ISO comes with many applications like libreoffice or the game 0ad.

IBM prepares Spark for machine learning

IBM is putting considerable resources behind Apache Software Foundation’s Spark to ready the platform for machine learning duties such as pattern recognition and object classification.

Chromixium OS 1.0 review

In today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Chromixium OS 1.0. Plus: Steam adds more Linux games to huge summer sale. And three ways to improve Debian Linux.

‘Sunday Times’ Files DMCA Takedown Against ‘The Intercept’

The Rupert Murdoch controlled Sunday Times of London finds itself embroiled in controversy today, over both a front page article that appeared in the paper yesterday and a related DMCA Notice it issued against the U.S. based political website The Intercept.

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