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Debian Releases Major Linux Kernel Security Update to Fix the Infamous TCP Flaw

Debian Project released recently a new update to the kernel packages of its current stable distribution, namely Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie", patching four security flaws discovered by various hackers and researchers.

Giving proper credit to designers in 3D printing

Have you ever wondered who designs the colorful 3D printed demonstration objects commonly found in social media posts, online videos, hackerspaces, advertisements, websites, and trade show booths? If yes, then you have unknowingly recognized a major problem in the 3D printing community. Many of those objects are shared under Creative Commons licenses that require attribution be given to the designer, but there are no established standards on how or where credit should be given. read more

How to migrate from ownCloud to Nextcloud

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Sep 6, 2016 6:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud, Linux
Nextcloud is a fork of ownCloud which is quickly gaining in popularity and many ownCloud users are migrating from ownCloud to Nextcloud.

feren OS 2016.2 Screenshot Tour

I'm now proud to announce the immediate availability of feren OS 2016.2, the best feren OS version yet, with many new modifications to make feren OS much, much better than before, new and the latest and greatest of Linux Applications, bug fixes everywhere, a new Linux Mint 18 base, and many, many cool new changes from 2016.1. feren OS is a desktop distribution based on Linux Mint.

New tech event, Abstractions is forward-thinking

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 6, 2016 4:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The folks at Code & Supply put on a fantastic inaugural event in Pittsburgh this year. They sold 1500 tickets, their maximum, a few weeks before the event took place in downtown Pittsburgh at the Westin Conference Center. Pittsburgh is a walkable city with beautiful soaring art-deco buildings and approachable eateries. Residents of other riparian cities will feel right at home with it's sporadic grids and pleasant, but not overwhelming, humidity.  read more

NordVPN for Android

The prospect of privacy protection and occulting your smartphone's IP address with a VPN are sufficient selling points, but the ability to watch your Spanish-dubbed Turkish telenovellas while on the beach in Tahiti should seal the deal for real.

How to Install Django 1.10 on Ubuntu 16.04

Django is a web application framework written in python that follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture, it is available for free and released under an open source license. In this tutorial, we will install Django 1.10 on a Ubuntu 16.04 server. Django can be installed on a server in many ways, in this tutorial, I will show you to install it with pip, virtualenv and directly from the Django GIT sources. Finally, I will show you the first steps to start a new project with the Django web framework.

SwagArch 16.09.1 Alpha 4 Screenshot Tour

Security fix: after installation the "su" command requires a password. New Logos and Wallpapers. openssh was removed from the package list. SwagArch GNU/Linux is a distribution based on Arch Linux. It provides the Calamares system installer and features the Xfce desktop environment.

How Google created a new kind of open source program office

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 6, 2016 11:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In my previous article, What is an open source program office? And why do you need one?, I introduced the idea of an open source program office (OSPO) and discussed what they do, why a company would want to create one, and how to optimize them. In that article I focused on technology vendors and for a good reason—they were the first to embrace open source program offices strategically. read more

RaspberryPi3 launched as low-cost educational computer in Bangladesh

RaspberryPi3 launched in Bangladesh as a low-cost, Linux-based educational computer for high school students.

Torvalds at LinuxCon Part III: Permissive Licenses and Org Charts

“Some people love the BSD license,” he said. “Some people love proprietary licenses, and do you know what? I understand that. If you want to make a program and you want to feed your kids, it used to make a lot of sense to say that you want to have a proprietary license and sell binaries. I think it makes less sense today, but I really understand the argument. I don’t want to judge, "

How to avoid open-splaining and find open allies quickly

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 6, 2016 8:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Thanks to the tireless efforts of open organizations and contributors everywhere, "openness" is something that more and more people are starting to understand. And as the ideas behind working openly have spread, the types of people embracing this way of working and organizing has broadened. The tenets of open—things like decentralization, hackability, and transparency—no longer belong just to technology firms and programmers. read more

Akademy 2016 BoF Wrapup Video

  • KDE.news (Posted by bob on Sep 6, 2016 7:43 AM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE; Story Type: News Story
The first BoF day of Akademy is over with several teams meeting to discuss their progress and plans for the next year. At the end of the day we had a group session to summarise what went on in each of the rooms. Watch the video of the wrapup to discover the plans for the next year.

Building the Fedora Kernel

Whether it’s curiosity or testing a patch, there are lots of reasons for compiling a kernel. This is a brief tutorial for compiling a kernel for Fedora. Getting started with the kernel The Fedora kernel is just another package in... Continue Reading →

Adobe resurrecting Flash Player on Linux

  • Neowin; By Paul Hill (Posted by bob on Sep 6, 2016 5:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Four years ago, Adobe made a decision to stop updating the Flash Player package (NPAPI) on Linux, aside from delivering security patches. It has made an about turn on this decision in the last week...

Fedora 26 Linux Operating System to Land on June 6, 2017

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 6, 2016 3:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
While the Fedora 25 Linux operating system is in heavy development these days, with an Alpha milestone out the door on the last days of August 2016, it appears that the Fedora devs are already planning on the next major release.

20 Years of KDE Timeline

KDE is celebrating 20 years as the original and best free software end-user creating community. The milestones of our project are marked on our 20 Years of KDE timeline. Find out the meetings and releases which defined KDE. Learn about the early and recent KDE gatherings around the world and how the branding has evolved over the years. What was your first KDE release?

Git 2.10 Version Control System Is a Massive Release with Over 150 Changes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 6, 2016 12:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new major release of the popular Git open-source and cross-platform distributed version control system has been announced, version 2.10, bringing hundreds of changes to make development easier and more productive.

Debian plugs Linux 'TCP snoop' bug

Happy Labor Day, US sysadmins. Everyone else, you know what to do Debian's maintainers have moved to plug the TCP snooping flaw that emerged in August 2016.…

Linux Foundation Restructuring CII Security Effort for Scale

Since creating the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) in 2014 in response to the Heartbleed vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library, the Linux Foundation has raised $5.8 million in funding to support the effort. It easily could raise much more, given its popularity.

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