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SystemRescueCd 4.3.0 Officially Released with GParted 0.19.0

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 7, 2014 5:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
François Dupoux had the pleasure of announcing on July 7 that a major release of his popular SystemRescueCd Linux operating system designed for rescue and recovery tasks has been made available for download.

DistroWatch domain registrar problems alarm Linux users

In today's open source roundup: DistroWatch registrar problems take the site down over the weekend. Plus: A review of LXLE 14.04, and KDE tablets cancelled.

HandyLinux 1.5 Screenshot Tour

HandyLinux 1.5 is available. HandyLinux is a French distribution designed for novice Linux users. It is based on the latest stable version of Debian GNU/Linux and it uses the Xfce desktop environment. The main feature of the distribution is a custom start menu with applications and Internet bookmarks grouped in tabs. HandyLinux integrates the latest versions of the Chromium web browser, LibreOffice office suite, Skype conferencing and messaging client, VLC video player and other popular applications with the stable Debian base.

Black Lab Linux for Enterprise 5.0.3 and Black Lab Linux for Education 5.0.3 released

Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux for Enterprise 5.0.3 and Black Lab Linux for Education 5.0.3.

Black Lab Linux for Enterprise and Black Lab Linux for Education are commercially supported Linux distributions targeted towards desktop computing. While other Linux distributions focus on the server our sole focus is on the desktop. We have many customers who use Black Lab Linux in different industries. Science, education, law enforcement, music, film and warehouse.

With these releases we bring some important major updates to the Black Lab Linux OS. Although an incremental release we bring some changes. We once again prove why Black Lab Linux is an important IT upgrade to your school or business.

Dolphins in the NSA Dragnet

There's an old quote from Jamie Zawinkski that goes: "Some people, when confronted with a problem, think ‘I know, I'll use regular expressions.’ Now they have two problems." Even people like me who like regular expressions laugh at the truth in that quote, because we've seen the consequences when someone doesn't think through the implications of a poorly written pattern. When some people write a bad pattern, they end up with extra lines in a log file. When the NSA does it, they capture and retain Internet traffic on untold numbers of innocent people.

How to configure Automatic Updates On Debian Wheezy

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Jul 7, 2014 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How to configure Automatic Updates On Debian Wheezy This tutorial shows how to configure a Debian Wheezy system to have package updates installed automatically without user interaction. In addition to that I will show you what needs to be done to have the system email you about available updates on a daily basis.

Open source's identity crisis

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 7, 2014 11:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For Karen Sandler, software freedom isn't simply a technical matter. Nor is it a purely ideological one. It's a matter of life and death. read more

How to set up two-factor authentication for SSH login on Linux

With many high-profile password leaks nowadays, there is a lot of buzz in the industry on "multi-factor" authentication. In a multi-factor authentication system, users are required to go through two distinct authentication procedures: providing something they know (e.g., username/password), and leveraging something they have "physical" access to (e.g., one-time passcode generated by their mobile phone). […]Continue reading... The post How to set up two-factor authentication for SSH login on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to diff remote files over ssh How to create a secure incremental offsite backup in Linux with Duplicity How to access ssh terminal in web browser on Linux How to enable user authentication for a Postfix SMTP server with SASL How to set up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller

From zero to Spark Core in two years

Spark is a company inspired by Zach Supalla's deaf feather. "My dad has lights in his house that flash when someone rings the doorbell. I wanted to make lights that would flash when my mom texted him, so they could stay in better touch," explains Zach. This led Zach to create a connected lighting product that his team launched on Kickstarter in late 2012 called the Spark Socket. The Socket was unsuccessful, but afterwards Zach pivoted his team to focus on developing tools for others building connected products.

Puppet installation on Linux Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

In this document we describe an installation of Puppet configuration manager on a Ubuntu Linux 14.04 Trusty Tahr. The installation will be followed by a simple puppet manifest example to make sure that installation was successful and puppet ready to use.

How To install FileZilla in Ubuntu 14.04

FileZilla is a ftp client for both windows & linux operating system. It is a powerful client for plain FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).

Build the best Linux desktop

  • techradar; By Mayank Sharma (Posted by bob on Jul 7, 2014 6:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: GNOME, KDE, Xfce
There's never one desktop that appeals to everyone but here's some of the best to customise.

Open source tools: Five outstanding audio editors

  • Tech Republic; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jul 7, 2014 4:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Multimedia
Whether you're producing podcasts or creating highly sophisticated sound recordings, one of these open source apps will suit your needs.

Our single market is crying out for copyright reform (speach/transcript)

Happy birthday to you all at the Institute for Information Law. I would sing you "Happy Birthday". But technically I think the song is still under copyright — I don't want to have to pay the royalty.

Today the debate about information, innovation, and intellectual property can be complex, personal, and heated. Our duty as lawmakers is to find a balance between creators and the justified interests of society. Yet that balance is changing. Transforming technology is changing how people use and re-use information. And disrupting a longstanding legal framework. Already today that framework seems dated — if not irrelevant. Every day that passes it becomes more so.

Linux's DistroWatch site stumbles

DistroWatch, one of the most popular Linux desktop sites, stumbled over the 4th of July.

Apple and Google move computing forward in identical-yet-incompatible ways

This isn't about which company is copying from which—this kind of integration is a logical next step for both Apple and Google after years of moving various operating systems and services closer and closer together. This is about ecosystem lock-in. All of these features sound like great, logical ways to extend both companies' platforms, since you can often assume that someone using an Apple phone will be using an Apple computer. They're also going to make it harder than ever to extricate yourself from a given company's ecosystem once you've become embedded in it.

Deepin 2014 Screenshot Tour

Deepin is a Linux distribution that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly, safe and stable operating system for global users. Based on HTML5 technologies, Deepin team has developed a series of new special software applications, such as Deepin Desktop Environment, Deepin Music Player, DPlayer and Deepin Software Center. Deepin 2014 brings a brand-new Deepin Desktop Environment 2.0, with a specially designed Deepin theme, which makes the overall style and appearance of Deepin 2014 unified, neat and tidy. It also adds convenient features, such as user guide, starter Chinese phonetic search and intuitive hot zone settings.

Install Hacklang and build a Hack app

Learn how to install Hacklang, configure the Apache server to talk to the Hack instance and then build a Hack app. A little while ago Facebook unleashed a new programming language unto the world. That language is called Hack and it’s what we’re going to be looking at today. Hack is unique in that, unlike a lot of new languages, it hasn’t been released at or before v1. For the past couple of years Facebook has been working on writing Hack and porting the desktop version of their service to it, meaning that Hack has already proven to be a system that’s fully capable of running huge websites – and these days, it doesn’t get much bigger than Facebook.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 06-Jul-2014



LXer Feature: 06-Jul-2014

Some interesting stuff for sure in this week's Roundup for you including patents stopping your microwave from being awesome, why it is still hard to share files directly, reviews of XFCE and CoreOS, alternatives to Skype on Linux and last but not least if you love Linux, the government probably knows. Enjoy!

Crytek In Trouble, Could Be Bad News For Homefront On Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 6, 2014 2:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Lots of reports across the interwebs recently are about Crytek the creators of CRYENGINE being in financial trouble. They are the developers bringing the new Homefront: The Revolution FPS game to Linux.

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