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Linus Torvalds vs. the internet security pros

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Nov 9, 2015 6:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
A recent Washington Post article entitled "Net of Insecurity" re-bundled old FUD about Linux and the internet's security.

OpenSUSE Leap Offers SUSE Fans a New Open Source OS

The open source OpenSUSE Leap OS is a new community-supported Linux distribution derived from SUSE Linux Enterprise.

The Red Hat/MS Agreement Molehill

From a business standpoint, Red Hat is eating Microsoft’s lunch. No surprise there, even though Red Hat is throwing the foundering Microsoft an innovation life preserver it clearly doesn’t deserve. No, Microsoft is not in danger of losing their monopoly on foisting inadequate software on an unsuspecting public through a monopolistic stranglehold on computer makers, but they’re foundering in a sense that most, if not all, of the pertinent tech innovation has been coming from the FOSS side of the street.

Happy 11th birthday, Mozilla Firefox!

Eleven years ago, Firefox 1.0 was released with much excitement and anticipation. With the help of volunteers, The Mozilla Foundation placed a two-page advertisement in the New York Times. Over the last 11 years, Firefox has been been used by millions of people worldwide, becoming one of the most popular web browsers available to surf the Internet. read more

A usb for the Paranoid

  • Christopher Shaw Portfolio; By Christopher Shaw (Posted by cshaw on Nov 9, 2015 2:17 PM EDT)
Data security is the most concerning thing in the modern age, but would you destroy your machine just to keep data safe, many companies are popping up thinking you will.

Top 10 Linux GUI tools that can make life much easier for a Linux administrator

  •; By KAVITA IYER (Posted by JaseP on Nov 9, 2015 1:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linux has become a know how, if you are a system administrator working in a larger environment. Security teams have been deployed by large organizations to keep an eye on vulnerabilities in their systems and take corrective or preventive action as suitable.

POS OS 1 Screenshot Tour

I am feeling very proud to announce the freely availability of Point of Sale Operating System (POS OS) 1. It's Linux based (Linux Mint 17.2) POS OS. POS OS is a Retail Management Solution. POS is browser-based system written in PHP and using MySQL for a database.

File-encrypting ransomware starts targeting Linux Web servers

Malware researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Doctor Web have recently discovered a new malware program for Linux-based systems that they've dubbed Linux.Encoder.1.

What’s New in Fedora 23 KDE Plasma Desktop Spin

Fedora 23 KDE Plasma Desktop Spin brings you the best and the latest of Fedora and KDE Plasma Desktop. KDE Plasma Desktop is a modern and a familiar desktop environment for your everyday computing needs. Fedora 23 KDE Plasma Desktop features Plasma... Continue Reading →

Why I choose FLAC for audio

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 9, 2015 9:31 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this article, I focus on music in digital formats. Moreover, because I am a Linux kind-of-guy, I'm going to take a Linux kind-of-perspective on this topic. read more

Installing Persistant Linux on a USB

  • Christopher Shaw Portfolio; By Christopher Shaw (Posted by cshaw on Nov 9, 2015 8:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux
I spent a while browsing forums and message boards looking for an answer to a simple question. Can I carry a linux distro in my pocket, and one which wasn't an installation media. I eventually did it and this is how.

Watch: A World Without Linux Would Mean a World Without Social Connections

The third episode of the World Without Linux animated series, created by the talented Amelia Lorenz for The Linux Foundation, has been published online, and it is entitled "Can I Follow You?"

Linux security: circling the wagons

  • IT World; By Sam Varghese (Posted by bob on Nov 9, 2015 5:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Linux
People who belong to the free and open source software community have one trait in common: they are extremely sensitive to criticism of any kind of the software that belongs to this genre. Nothing else can account for the reaction that has been forthcoming after the Washington Post published an article on Linux a few days back, a fairly long and detailed account that in the main cast doubts on the security afforded by the kernel.

Ubuntu Touch's LibreOffice DocViewer App Is Ready for Testing - Gallery

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 9, 2015 3:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's Alan Pope informed us this past weekend about the general availability of a preview version of the upcoming LibreOffice DocViewer app for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu Phone devices.

How to send email notifications using Gmail SMTP server on Linux

Suppose you want to configure a Linux app to send out email messages from your server or desktop. The email messages can be part of email newsletters, status updates (e.g., Cachet), monitoring alerts (e.g., Monit), disk events (e.g., RAID mdadm), and so on. While you can set up your own outgoing mail server to deliver...

Chakra 2015.11 Screenshot Tour

The Fermi series of ISO releases marks some very important changes for Chakra: Plasma 5 is the default desktop environment, replacing kde-workspace 4. Calamares a new modern installer which is actively developed, has replaced Tribe, which has served Chakra well over the years but it was becoming very outdated. A new repository structure, which inludes changes aiming at simplifying things for both developers and users. A new display manager, SDDM, which is very well integrated with Plasma 5. New artwork, codenamed 'Heritage' , which is a fork of the very successful Caledonia artwork, together with new wallpapers.

Solus to Support GNOME Shell by Default

The Solus operating system is moving closer to a stable release and developers continue to make important updates to the Linux distro.

8th version 1.2.0 released! Secure, cross platform development language

We've just released version 1.2.0 of "8th", our secure, cross-platform development language.

Steam for Linux Passes 1600 Games Exactly Three Years After Launch

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 8, 2015 5:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Steam for Linux has been around for three years, and it completely changed the landscape, bringing a lot of games to Linux and signaling to the industry that this OS is ready to become a gaming platform.

Open Source Alternatives to LastPass

LastPass is a cross-platform password management program. While LastPass is a highly rated service, it is proprietary software. And LastPass has recently been absorbed by LogMeIn. If you're looking for an open source alternative, this article is for you.

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