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As customers seek alternatives to Microsoft's discontinued Windows Small Business Server (SBS), Amazon Web Services (AWS) has caught on. But just how many Microsoft partners will rush toward Amazon's cloud?
Hackers have fired up a large army of remote-controlled computers to get around GitHub's login rate-limiting policies, designed to thwart attempts to brute-force guess the passwords for its users' accounts. The bots, most likely unwitting PCs compromised by malware, have attacked the online source-code repository from "nearly 40,000 unique IP addresses", each trying to crack programmers' passwords, the company said this week.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.
Are you an experienced Windows system administrator who has just begun to work with CentOS or another Linux server distribution? With the help of the Webmin configuration tool you can perform your new sysadmin duties from a simple web interface.
Version 4.7 is built from packages released recently as part of the new Slackware Linux 14.1. It ships with Linux kernel 3.10.18 in "normal" or PAE variants and includes two desktop environments - KDE 4.10.5 and Xfce 4.11, the latter of which is a development version compiled by the distribution's maintainer. As always, a good collection of XZM modules is available to extend the functionality of the Wifislax live CD; these include image, video and audio applications, multimedia players, various FTP and P2P clients and many others. Most software packages have been upgraded to their latest versions.
Any system admin working in a service provider network would certainly agree that Cacti is one of the most widely used tools in network management solutions. It is open source, has built in user authentications and user permission features, shipped with frequently used graph templates like bandwidth, 95th percentile, hard disk usage, CPU usage, load average, RAM statistics and many more. This tutorial describes how to install and configure Cacti on Linux.
They are called smart TVs, but they could be doing more than being that smart and intelligent TV in your living room or game room. A report published on DoctorBeet’s Blog, revealed that the author’s new LG Smart TV was calling home, sending detailed information about the author’s viewing habits to a (remote) LG server.
Today in Open Source: Have some folks been unfair to SourceForge? Plus: MATE added to Debian repositories, and a screenshot tour of Angel Linux.
Russell writes, "What do a chameleon, a panda, and a mouse have in common? More than you might imagine, unless you were present at SUSECon and the openSUSE Summit at the Walt Disney Coronado Springs resort last week in Florida."
Toutou Linux 5.5 is a major new version of the lightweight, Puppy-based distribution designed for older computers and optimised for French-speaking users. Code-name "Wolx", Toutou Linux 5.5 uses Openbox (rather than JWM in previous releases) as the preferred window manager, with the LXPanel taskbar and several customisation options. Also new in this release is OCI, a custom-built program that automates the installation of the distribution on systems dedicated entirely to Toutou Linux.
Red Hat's new enterprise Linux release debuts with new security, virtualization and time-keeping features. If the saying "time is money" is true, then the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (RHEL) release is very valuable. -
Really Simple Software has begun accepting pre-orders for the second generation of its Linux-powered networked DVR. The new model, known as “Simple.TV by SiliconDust” and priced at $250, adds a second TV tuner and is expected to ship by the end of the year, by which time Android and iOS apps for both generations of […]
KaOS 2013.11 has been released. KaOS is a rolling-release distribution built from scratch and focused on providing one desktop environment (KDE) on one architecture (64-bit x86).
Dear Mageia users, the time has come to say goodbye to the Mageia 2 Linux operating system, as on November 22, 2013 it will reach end of life (EOL).
If you shut people in a room for a week with seven other people with the same interests, they have a ball and write a book. —Adam Hyde, founder of FLOSS Manuals That’s what happened at the 2013 edition of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Doc Camp. A group of 20 open source enthusiasts gathered together in the middle of October and wrote not just one but three books in the span of five days. I was fortunate enough to attend the event. Here’s a peek at what went down over those five days.
The Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is a widely used networking protocol, currently version 4. Its use on the Internet has broadened its popularity since it is the only protocol used on the Internet. Since the original use of the protocol was for military purposes there was no thought of growth.
Last week, Judge Denny Chin gave Google the green light for its book scanning project - and changed the rules for everybody that has a web site
What started as an uphill battle in Burlington, Vermont on the National Day of Civic Hacking in June 2013, transversed into an understanding between local government, non-profits, the media, and the community four months later. What they came to understand was that we can grow stronger when we work together. When we partner. When we work on stuff that matters. Robert Coleburn, a Technology Librarian (and systems administrator) at Fletcher Free Library, jumped at the opportunity to partner with Code for Burlington, a Code for America brigade, to help host a hackathon on the last weekend in October called Hack the Stacks. The event drew over 30 people volunteering to improve their community through open source technology.
The list derives from the foundation’s Who Has Your Back Program, which surveys Web service providers to find out if they are implementing the foundation’s best practices for encryption.
The head of the Linux Mint distribution has slammed a Canonical developer who made an offhand comment about the security of the distribution, and also the media outlets who propagated this information without bothering to check.