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Beginner’s reference guide to NMAP command

  • http://linuxtechlab.com; By Shusain (Posted by linuxtechlab on Jan 29, 2018 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Network Mapper or NMAP command open source security tool & is said to be the best port scanner. It is mainly used for auditing the network security & for penetration testing. Nmap command displays...

CopperheadOS: Security features, installing apps, and more

Several years ago, I made the decision to replace proprietary technologies (mainly Apple products) with technology that ran on free and open source software (FOSS). I can't say it was easy, but I now happily use FOSS for pretty much everything. The hardest part involved my mobile handset. There are basically only two choices today for phones and tablets: Apple's iOS or Google's Android. Since Android is open source, it seemed the obvious choice, but I was frustrated by both the lack of open source applications on Android and the pervasiveness of Google on those devices. read more

Top 5 Linux Partition Managers

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jan 29, 2018 1:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
There are many programs out there that help users manage partitions on their drives. Some, like fdisk, are command-line tools. Others have a GUI (graphical user interface), like GParted. I shall demonstrate, today, five very good Linux partition managers, both graphical and text-only.?

New Linux kernel adds support for AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 29, 2018 12:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel
Among the new features that have landed in Linux 4.15 are a set of capabilities to support expanded security capabilities in Intel and AMD CPUs. On AMD, Linux now supports the AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV).

Install Zabbix Monitoring Server and Agent on Debian 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2018 11:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Monitoring tools are used to continuously keep track of the status of the system and send out alerts and notifications if anything goes wrong. Zabbix is a free, open source and the ultimate enterprise-level monitoring tool designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices.

Parsing HTML with Python

As a long-time member of the documentation team at Scribus, I keep up-to-date with the latest updates of the source so I can help make updates and additions to the documentation. When I recently did a "checkout" using Subversion on a computer I had just upgraded to Fedora 27, I was amazed at how long it took to download the documentation, which consists of HTML pages and associated images. read more

I want life to be boring says Linus Torvalds as Linux 4.15 debuts

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2018 8:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
But Linux overlord braces for more Meltdown/Spectre excitement as kernelistas clean up remaining CPU messes ‘This was not a pleasant release cycle’ says Linux overlord, who prefers things boring, ‘Because boring really is good’…

Purism Plans to Bring Convergence to Its PureOS Linux Phone and Laptops

Purism, the computer technology company that sells Linux-powered laptops, is currently working hard on their first Linux phone, Librem 5, for which the company ran a successful crowdfunding campaign last year.

TripleO QuickStart (Master) overcloud containerized deployment with several compute nodes.

In general, we follow "New TripleO quickstart cheatsheet" by Carlo Camacho However , syntax of deploy-config.yaml template was slightly changed to handle several compute nodes deployment. Also standard configuration connecting Fedora WorkStation 27 to VIRTHOST (32 GB) via stack account has been used as usual. Containerized deployment Overcloud with One Controller and Two Compute nodes has been done and tested via external connections (sshuttle supported) from fedora 27 workstation.

Patricia Florissi, Antony Passemard, Jon Corbet to Keynote at ELC + OpenIoT Summit North America

The schedule is now live for Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit North America 2018.

Linux 4.15: Good news and bad news about Meltdown and Spectre

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2018 1:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
Linus Torvalds released the next version of the Linux kernel and, while are things are better with the chip security problems Meltdown and Spectre, more work needs to be done.

Linux Kernel 4.15 Officially Released, Includes Patches for Meltdown and Spectre

As expected, Linus Torvalds announced today the release of the Linux 4.15 kernel series, the first to be fully patched against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities.

Google slaps mute button on stupid ads that nag you to buy stuff you just looked at

  • The Register; By Shaun Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2018 10:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Chocolate Factory gives more ways to blast banners. Google says it will allow netizens to block nuisance "reminder" adverts that follow them around across websites.…

Being open about data privacy

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2018 8:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today is Data Privacy Day, ("Data Protection Day" in Europe), and you might think that those of us in the open source world should think that all data should be free, as information supposedly wants to be, but life's not that simple. That's for two main reasons: read more

Advice for Buying and Setting Up Laptops When You're Traveling or On-Call

In a previous article, I wrote about how to prepare for a vacation so you aren't disturbed by a work emergency. As part of that article, I described how to prepare your computer:

Microsoft Could Soon Be Worth More than Apple

Analysts are now expecting Microsoft to reach $1 trillion market value by the end of 2019 or in early 2020.

LimeSDR Mini gains Raspberry Pi ready Grove Starter Kit

Lime Microsystems has launched a Raspberry Pi compatible “Grove Starter Kit” option for its LimeSDR Mini radio hacker board with a GrovePi+ board, 15 Grove sensor and actuator modules, dual antennas for 433/868/915MHz bands, a base plate, and cables.

Mycroft Mark II, Chronicle, Intel and Bionic Beaver

News briefs for January 26, 2018.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Operating System Reached End of Life, Upgrade Now

The openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux-based operating system has reached end of life on January 26, 2018, and it is no longer supported by the openSUSE Project with software and security updates.

Ruby does GTK

Lately I was experimenting with GTK+ and its Ruby bindings and I decided to write a tutorial introducing this functionality. In this post we are going to create a simple ToDo application (something like what we created here with Ruby on Rails) using the gtk3 gem a.k.a. the GTK+ Ruby bindings.

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