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FreeBSD vs. Linux: Which Open Source OS Does Microsoft Now Love More?

Microsoft's FreeBSD images for the Azure Marketplace mean Microsoft is officially supporting another open source OS besides Linux on its cloud.

Open music: Bolero enters public domain, music encoding standards news

This month I offer a bit of an open musical smorgasbord: a famous work of music that recently passed into the public domain; a new proprietary music-encoding standard that is gaining ground; three open audio players; and, of course, new music available for download from Linux-friendly vendors. read more

The Reasons Why You Should Think Twice Before Buying OnePlus 3

Hi Guys, Hope you are doing good! As we all know about OnePlus Started back in December 2013 in China. The company promised to provide Smartphone devices at very affordable prices. They did it. People liked the first device OnePlus One which was really an appreciable....

Contributing to Fedora Quality Assurance

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jun 10, 2016 3:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Every day, people from all over the world work together to create and support new releases of Fedora. One of the many important tasks is QA, or quality assurance. The QA sub-project in Fedora helps test software updates and new versions... Continue Reading →

Software Freedom Conservancy’s Karen Sandler On FOSS and the IoT

As an increasing number of our devices become connected to the Internet, Karen Sandler explains, the openness of open source becomes more important than ever.

An IRC quickstart guide

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 10, 2016 1:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With the basic concepts of IRC under your belt, you're ready to dive in and get started with IRC. This guide will help minimize the learning curve and get you into the conversations as easily as possible. Once you get started you'll find that IRC can be a great place for learning, fun, and friendships. General Types of input IRC accepts two basic types of input: read more

Firefox 48 beta brings 'largest change ever' thanks to 'Electrolysis'

Browser to split into a UI process and a content process, with secure sandboxes to come Firefox 48 entered beta this week, complete with a feature called “Electrolysis” that Mozilla bills as “the largest change we’ve ever made to Firefox.”…

RIP ROP: Intel's cunning trick to kill stack-hoping exploits at CPU level

How Chipzilla and Microsoft hope to get one step ahead of hackers Intel is pushing a neat technique that could block malware infections on computers at the processor level.…

Getting started with IRC

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 10, 2016 10:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Recent years have shown a resurgence in online chat technology. read more

How Bitcoin’s Blockchain tech could aid IoT interoperability

Blockchain technology’s qualities of universality and security could be applied to the IoT messaging protocol problem, said Benedikt Herudek at OpenIoT Summit. One of the main themes of this year’s Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit was the challenge of bridging the growing number of Internet of Things (IoT) standards. Many speakers were hopeful about […]

Securing the server programs hiding in your Docker containers

People worry about how secure containers are to outside attackers. That's a legitimate fear. I think what's even more of a concern is whether the application within your container is secure, or if it's really what you think it is.

Preventing break-ins on your Linux system

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 10, 2016 7:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
All too often we hear about breaches in security where usernames and passwords were obtained and published online. Most of the time, what's revealed is that most passwords are very simple or iterative of a previous version (e.g., 12345 followed by 123456 on the next change). Implementing password requirements can help keep weak passwords out of your environment. These forced changes have their pros and cons, but when it comes down to it there are still flaws in authentication. read more

Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" Live Editions Are Now Available to Download

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 10, 2016 6:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
We reported last week on the general availability of new install mediums for the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" operating system, as well as the release of the last update for Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy."

HITMAN looks like it's coming to SteamOS & Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jun 10, 2016 5:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
This is one series I had hoped we would get and it looks like we will be. HITMAN (the new 2016 version) looks like it's coming to SteamOS & Linux.

Container and Microservices Myths: The Red Hat Perspective

Red Hat executive Lars Herrmann discusses container and microservices trends, including container portability, security and standards.

KDE neon User Edition 5.6 Available now

KDE neon User Edition 5.6 is based on the latest version of Plasma 5.6 and intends to showcase the latest KDE technology on a stable foundation. It is a continuously updated installable image that can be used not just for exploration and testing but as the main operating system for people enthusiastic about the latest desktop software.

Help Make Open Source Secure

Major security bugs in core pieces of open source software – such as Heartbleed and Shellshock – have elevated highly technical security vulnerabilities into national news headlines.

How to Automate Web Application Testing With Docker and Travis

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Mathieu Buffenoir (Posted by bob on Jun 10, 2016 1:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This tutorial is part of a series on how to create CI/CD pipelines for your web applications using Docker containers. It is following up the first part focused on how to use Docker Hub to automatically build your application images.

Apricorn's Aegis Secure Key 3.0 USB Drives

Packing a mighty punch in a tiny package is the Apricorn's Aegis Secure Key 3.0 line of software-free, hardware-encrypted USB drives, which recently added a 480GB version.

Installing and Securing Nginx Websites on Linux with a Free SSL/TLS Certificate from Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open SSL/TLS Certificate authority (CA) that allows you to acquire Free SSL/TLS Certificates for your web server provided your verify your Domain. In this tutorial I will describe how you can download and install a Free Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificate on Linux for Nginx

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