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Monitoring Network Load With nload: Part 1

On a continually changing network, it is often difficult to spot issues because of the amount of noise generated by expected network traffic. Even when communications are seemingly quiet, a packet sniffer will display screeds of noisy data.

Wickedly Clever USB Stick Installs a Backdoor on Locked PCs

You probably know by now that plugging a random USB into your PC is the digital equivalent of swallowing a pill handed to you by a stranger on the New York subway. But serial hacker Samy Kamkar's latest invention may make you think of your computer's USB ports themselves as unpatchable vulnerabilities-ones that open your network to any hacker who can get momentary access to them, even when your computer is locked.

Microsofts Linux love affair leads it to joining The Linux Foundation

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2016 11:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Microsoft
You read the title correctly. No, this isn't The Onion and it's not April Fool's Day. Microsoft has joined The Linux Foundation.

Packstack install RDO Newton with Keystone API V2 on CentOS 7.2

Posting below is addressing multiple questions raising up at ask.openstack.org regarding packstack AIO or Multi Node RDO Newton installations on CentOS 7.2. Instructions bellow explain how to use RDO Newton trunk "current-passed-ci" for packstack installation.

Don't Believe the Lies; Microsoft Hates Linux and Merely Pulls E.E.E. Tactics Against It, Including .NET Promotion

A warning about lots of prepared (in advance) Microsoft brainwash, or intentionally misleading material that strives to portray Microsoft as a friend of GNU/Linux even though the company actively attacks GNU/Linux and tries to bring the competitor under its own control

Rugged, Linux-friendly SBCs tap Atoms of today and yesterday

WinSystems unveiled the first PC/104 SBC to use Apollo Lake SoCs, featuring PCIe/104 OneBank and dual GbE, and launched an EBX SBC based on Bay Trail Atoms. WinSystems announced the PC/104 form factor PX1-C415 and EBX-style EBC-C413 — two SBCs featuring Intel Atoms from the current, 14nm “Apollo Lake” Atom-E3900 generation and the 22nm “Bay Trail” Atom E3800 generation, respectively.

Microsoft Steps Up Its Commitment to Open Source

Today The Linux Foundation is announcing that we’ve welcomed Microsoft as a Platinum member.

How to use plugins (add-ons) in ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2016 6:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors allows users to edit text documents, spreadsheets and presentations offline by providing access to the web-based ONLYOFFICE portals for an efficient remote team collaboration. This tutorial describes how to add one of the available plugins to ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors and start using it.

Why design and marketing matter and what to do about it

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2016 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I love when technical conferences remember to include talks by the non-technical, for the non-technical. I've worked on documentation for open source projects for longer than I can remember, and it's not always easy to find a great talk about how to contribute to open source in non-technical ways. Rachel Nabors started off the second morning of All Things Open with a great talk about the need for designers in open source. read more

Looks like mech combat game 'Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps' is coming to Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By LiamD (Posted by liamdawe on Nov 16, 2016 3:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The developer of mech combat game 'Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps' has tweeted out that they are testing a Linux version, and it's looking good.

Pico-ITX and Thin Mini-ITX SBCs run Linux on Apollo Lake

Congatec’s “Conga-PA5” (Pico-ITX) and “Conga-IA5” (Thin Mini-ITX) SBCs feature Apollo Lake SoCs, -40 to 85°C operation, and Linux and Android support. The list of single board computers supporting Intel’s 14nm-fabricated “Apollo Lake” Atom E3900, Pentium N4200, and Celeron N3350 SoCs has grown longer with a pair of Congatec entries. The Conga-PA5 goes up against Advantech’s […]

How to play Minecraft in Fedora

Few games are as notorious as the block-breaking sandbox game, Minecraft. Listed as the second best-selling video game of all-time with over 107.8 million copies sold to date, Minecraft is as popular with children as it is adults. It supports... Continue Reading →

How to Download videos from YouTube and other websites (support around 800+ websites) in Linux

YouTube-dl command is One of the easiest way to download videos from YouTube and other websites (support around 800+ websites) in Linux.

Secret Back Door in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say

  • The New York Times; By Matt Apuzzo and Michael S. Schmidt (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2016 11:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Security contractors recently discovered preinstalled software in some Android phones that monitors where users go, whom they talk to and what they write in text messages.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Officially Released, Includes GNOME 3.20 & KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS

The openSUSE Project announced the release of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system for personal computers.

IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark, expands with Arduino shields

Siemens’s first IoT gateway runs Linux on an Intel Quark and offers Arduino shield compatibility and connectivity to the company’s MindSphere cloud. The Simatic IOT2000 gateway is designed for “collecting, processing and transferring data in the production environment,” says German industrial giant Siemens. The company’s first Internet of Things gateway joins a number of Intel […]

Software Defined Networking Fundamentals Part 1: Intro to Networking Planes

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Greg Whelan (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2016 6:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Join us in this three-part weekly blog series to get a sneak peek at The Linux Foundation's Software Defined Networking Fundamentals (LFS265) self-paced, online course.

Reading the Crystal Ball on Tech Under Trump

The truth is, there's much more that we don't know about the incoming administration's planned policies than we do know. It's a certainty, however, that this will be no normal presidency and that change will be in the works across nearly all industries, including tech. We also know that the signs aren't particularly auspicious for the tech sector right now.

The Samsung Android tablet that will never access the Internet

That left a tablet as the only viable candidate, but my HP (formerly Palm) TouchPad is still kicking, and I don’t want to deal with all the privacy issues that comes with using an Android or iOS tablet.

What's In Store for Cloud Computing, Apache CloudStack in 2017?

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Pam Baker (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2016 3:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Apache, Cloud, Linux
Cloud computing is on the rise. Gartner predicts that by the year 2020, “a corporate ‘no-cloud’ policy will be as rare as a ‘no Internet’ policy is today.”

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