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Samba 4 Domain Controller Installation on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 6, 2017 2:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Starting from version 4.0, Samba is able to run as an Active Directory (AD) domain controller (DC). In this tutorial, I will show you how to configure Samba 4 as a domain controller with Windows 10, CentOS 7 and CentOS 6 clients.

Solving the cross-platform emoji problem

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 6, 2017 1:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Who doesn't enjoy emoji? ????  Some extra flair to communications can turn a basic message into something just a little bit fancy. ? read more

Building a secure bootloader for the Quark D2000 and SE

At ELC 2017, Intel’s Daniele Alessandrelli related how his team built a QM-Bootloader for Intel’s MCU-like Quark D2000 and SE with secure firmware upgrades. Years after Intel released the low-power, Linux-compatible Quark X1000 processor, which runs on the Intel Galileo and numerous IoT gateways, the chipmaker last year launched three microcontroller-like Quarks that do not […]

Growing Ubuntu for Cloud and IoT, rather than Phone and convergence

I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell. We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Garage Door Opener Company Bricks Customer Hardware After Negative Review

So if there's one thing we've probably repeated more than others around here, it's the idea that in the IoT and copyright maximalist era, you no longer truly own the things you think you own. It doesn't matter whether we're talking about video game consoles, software, smart home hubs, ebooks, DVDs or routers -- in the always-connected, copyright mad, instantly-upgradeable firmware age, companies are often quick to remove some or all functionality at a whim, leaving you with little more than a receipt and a dream of dumb technology days gone by.

RPi HAT add-on does 192kHz 24-bit audio and MIDI too

The Pisound is a sound card HAT-add-on for the Raspberry Pi with 192kHz 24-bit stereo I/O, classic MIDI In and Out ports, onboard knobs, and a user button. A Lithuania-based Pisound project has tripled its funding goal on Indiegogo, with 23 days left.

Canonical Ends Ubuntu Unity Linux Desktop in Favor of GNOME

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 6, 2017 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
NEWS ANALYSIS: After six years of pitching the dream of a converged Linux desktop experience that crosses desktop, mobile, server and cloud, Canonical pulls the plug.

Ubuntu UNITY is GNOME-MORE: 'One Linux' dream of phone, slab, desktop UI axed

Shuttleworth has shocked and surprised the open source community, even those who were critics of the Unity effort that was started six years ago. "I'm writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell," he wrote on the official Ubuntu blog Wednesday. "We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS."

Mozilla Thunderbird 52.0 Debuts with PulseAudio Support on Linux, New Features

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 6, 2017 3:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla officially launched the final release of the Thunderbird 52.0 open-source email, chat, calendar and news client for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

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Secure Server Deployments in Hostile Territory

Critical Xen hypervisor flaw endangers virtualized environments

A critical vulnerability in the widely used Xen hypervisor allows attackers to break out of a guest operating system running inside a virtual machine and access the host system's entire memory.

Libreboot Reorganizes: Seeks to Make Amends

It appears the people developing Libreboot have done some of the hard work necessary to fix potentially toxic personal dynamics after last year's controversy, when the project removed itself from the FSF and GNU.

How to kill An Inactive or Idle SSH Sessions

Easy way to kill an Inactive or Idle or Unresponsive SSH Sessions.

Building a Secure Bootloader for the Linux-Compatible Quark D2000 and SE

  • Linux.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Apr 5, 2017 10:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel, Linux
Years after Intel released the low-power, Linux-compatible Quark X1000 processor, which runs on the Intel Galileo and numerous IoT gateways, the chipmaker last year launched three microcontroller-like Quarks that do not run Linux.

Cheap Arm Project: Affordable, Open Source DIY Robotics

Not so long ago, when we mentioned "open source," we were nearly always talking about software. These days, open source can refer to almost anything -- like this affordable DIY robot from "Cheap Arm Project."

KODI 17.1 Media Center Installation and Review

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Apr 5, 2017 8:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
?We all know KODI. For those who don’t know, KODI is a free, open source media player developed by XBMC foundation. KODI is a highly customizable and a powerful media player which can play almost any of the media available today. KODI supports the variety of operating systems, which means you can use it on your favorite OS without any complications.

After Congress revokes Internet privacy rules, downloads double of VPN-equipped Opera browser

  • Computerworld; By Gregg Keizer (Posted by bob on Apr 5, 2017 7:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Opera Software today boasted that the number of new U.S. users of its namesake browser more than doubled days after Congress voted to repeal restrictions on broadband providers eager to sell customers' surfing history.

Dockerizing Wordpress with Nginx and PHP-FPM on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, I will guide you step-by-step to use docker-compose. We will deploy 'Wordpress' with Nginx, MySQL, and PHP-FPM. Each service has its own container, and we will use images from the docker hub registry. I will show you how to create containers from docker images and manage all containers with docker-compose.

Golang to the rescue: Saving DevOps from TLS turmoil

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 5, 2017 5:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you ever need to validate certificates or certificate chains before deploying them, Golang provides a near foolproof test method. In this article, I will explain our use case that brought about the need for testing certificate chains, review appropriate web server security settings, and break down the Go code used for testing. read more

Vivaldi Web Browser Gains Yet More New Features

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 5, 2017 3:50 PM EDT)
The Vivaldi web browser is continuing to add new features as it aims to differentiate itself from other web browsers. Vivaldi first hit its 1.0 milestone in April 2016 and has been steadily improving with regular updates ever since. The most recent update is Vivaldi 1.8.7 which was released on April 4.

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