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Jolla demos Sailfish OS on Sony Xperia X, software ready for sale soon

Jolla was one of the companies that sprung from the old Finnish giant Nokia, after it decided to stop selling phones. Jolla made Sailfish OS, a software for mobile devices that was based on Linux, but also combining some elements from Android...

How to Connect to a VPN Automatically on Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Aug 29, 2017 3:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Most Linux distros come with a VPN client for you to connect to VPN manually. This tutorial shows you the way to connect to a VPN automatically on Linux.

Why Is Tux “Broken” Today? Is Linux Kernel Not Feeling Well?

  • FossBytes; By Adarsh Verma (Posted by bob on Aug 29, 2017 2:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux
If you search Linux kernel today and look for Linux mascot Tux on the search result page, you’ll notice something unusual. The Google card showed along with the results features a little distorted logo of Tux (Read Tux origin story here). Why is it so? Is our beloved Tux not feeling okay?

Leak of more than 1,700 valid passwords could make the IoT mess much worse

Security researchers have unearthed a sprawling list of login credentials that allows anyone on the Internet to take over home routers and more than 1,700 "Internet of things" devices and make them part of a destructive botnet.

Compact thin client runs Linux, supports triple displays

  • LinuxGizmos.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2017 10:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel, Linux
At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, 10ZiG Technology unveiled a 5900q Thin Client & Zero Client Series with triple display support at 4K resolution, as well as optional PoE and “innovative touch technology.” The 5900q supports PeakOS (Linux), Windows 10 IoT, or a NOS install for Zero client applications.

Google opens up on Titan security: Here's how chip combats hardware backdoors

  • ZDNet; By Liam Tung (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2017 9:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Google has detailed how its custom Titan security chip will prevent threats that use firmware-based attacks... The chip's role is to thwart the type of attacks where, say, government spies intercept hardware and insert a firmware implant...

Unofficial Open-Source Allo Desktop Client Bypasses Chrome

  • Android Headlines; By Daniel Golightly (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2017 8:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Android
There is a brand new open-source native desktop client for Google’s Allo that solves at least one of the problems users might have with the web application. Namely, it bypasses the Allo for Web app’s reliance on Google’s Chrome browser...

Raspberry Pi HAT spins up RFID and NFC

Eccel’s rugged “Raspberry Pi-B1” Raspberry Pi HAT add-on provides an RFID B1 module for enabling short-range RFID or NFC communications at 13.56MHz. Eccel Technology, which is also known as IB Technology, has launched a “Raspberry Pi Hat RFID/NFC Board” that is also known as the “Raspberry Pi-B1.” The HAT compatible add-on board has gone on […]

IBM in Blockchain Collaboration for Food Safety

Actually, this is not so much a "new" use of blockchain as it is an adaptation of an already established use. For several years IBM has been doing something similar with its use of blockchain to track its own supply chain.

3G-ready smartwatch runs on Linux

  • LinuxGizmos.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2017 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Connect Watch offers a 4-day battery, a 3G radio, and a 2-megapixel camera, and runs the open source AsteroidOS on a quad-core SoC.

How To Use YUM History Command To Rollback An Updates In RHEL/CentOS Systems

Yum history command allows administrator to rollback the system to a previous state on CentOS and RHEL Systems.

Wanted: GNU Project Maintainers — Part 2

Want to use your skills to aid in the development and maintenance of GNU projects? Here are four more projects that could use your help.

Jump-start your career with open source skills

  • Opensource.com; By VM (Vicky) Brasseur (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2017 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Although attending college is not required for success in software development, college programs can provide a great deal of useful information in a relatively short period of time. More importantly, they are designed to cover all necessary concepts without the knowledge holes some self-taught practitioners suffer. College programs also often include theory and history, which can form the foundation for professional exploration and decision-making.

7 Business Advantages of Linux

If you're looking for a more affordable way of running your office than Windows, an open source alternative like Linux can be a very good alternative.

Chrome wants to remember which Websites to silence

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2017 9:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Permanently mute those annoying autoplay videos? We're listening Chrome's developers are testing a permanent mute for Websites that insist on running autoplay videos the instant they load.…

Open source success starts at zero

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2017 8:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Always give 110%." Many of us have heard this growing up, and throughout our entire professional careers. Although this is good advice on one level, it can also hurt our chances for success if taken to an extreme. read more

Raspberry Slideshow 9.0 released

Raspberry Slideshow is a Raspberry Pi operating system focused on quick-to-set-up media slideshows. It can play all media contained in an inserted USB key, fetched from a Windows (Samba) share, from a Webserver or FTP server.

Raspberry Slideshow 9.0 has been released today, featuring a big update of its underlying Raspbain Jessie base operating system. As of now, all Raspberry Pi range of micro-computers is supported.

Overclock Your Radeon GPU With AMDGPU

  • linuxconfig.org; By Nick Congleton (Posted by linuxer on Aug 28, 2017 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The open source AMDGPU drivers don't have a fancy GUI interface that lets you overclock your card. Actually, they don't come with any kind of control center at all. That's alright, though, you can still overclock your card by modifying a couple of values in configuration files, a perfectly Linux solution if you think about it.

Monitoring Linux performance with Grafana

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2017 4:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I've spent a bit of time setting up Linux (in my case, CentOS) as a home router due to frustrations with home routers available on the market. This was both a good exercise and a bit of nostalgia from my early days with Linux. Once I'd finished getting the basics set up, I wanted a way to track various statistics, such as network traffic, disk usage, etc. The venerable Cacti is certainly an option, but that's feeling a bit legacy these days. read more

Laverna privacy focused note taking app with sync

  • ghacks.net; By Martin Brinkmann (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2017 9:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
The application is open source, and versions of Mac, Windows and Linux are provided currently. These versions use Electron as their base which means that they are quite heavy when it comes to memory usage for instance.

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