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How to Use NMap to Check Your Linux Computer for Open Ports

Open and unsecured ports can be a serious security risk on Linux systems. Use NMAP to discover open ports on your Linux system and secure them.

Open core, open perimeter, and the future of enterprise software

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 7:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today, software development is built around APIs. Instead of embedding a vendor's product into their application, developers can call an API to consume services from a vendor. The developers don't need to know what's responding to their calls on the backend; they simply need to know what the vendor's API expects from their code and what they can expect to receive back from the API. It is, in many senses, wonderfully non-intimate. read more

Nokia 8 Android Flagship Phone Is Now Official, Here Are the Specs and Price

Finnish company HMD Global today, August 16, 2017, unveiled the Nokia 8, its first Nokia-branded flagship smartphone powered by Google's Android mobile operating system.

10 advantages of open source for the enterprise

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 5:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Selecting technologies means committing to solutions that will support an active, growing business over the long term, so it requires careful consideration and foresight. When an enterprise bets on the wrong horse, the result is often significantly higher development costs and reduced flexibility, both of which can stick around for the long haul. read more

Module offers 16-core Atom C3000 and four 10GbE ports

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
Portwell’s “PCOM-B701” is a COM Express Type 7 with an up to 16-core Atom C3000 plus 4x 10GbE-KR, a GbE port, 20x PCIe lanes, and industrial temp support. Like the PCOM-B700G module that Portwell unveiled last month, the PCOM-B701 adopts the 125 x 95mm COM Express 3.0 Type 7 Basic form factor.

Google awards student $10k for discovery of App Engine data leak flaw

  • ZDNet; By Charlie Osborne (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 2:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Android
This week, Ezequiel Pereira said in a blog post that he went bug hunting on July 11 simply due to boredom, and after several failed attempts, stumbled upon a way to change the Host Header in requests to the App Engine server without authentication.

Canonical Fixes Regression in the Linux 4.4 Kernel Packages of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Earlier this month, on August 3, Canonical published multiple security advisories to inform Ubuntu users about the availability of new kernel releases for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems.

How to explain microservices in plain English

Tech leaders try explain microservices succinctly and in simple terms.

For Fun and Profit: A New Book on the History of Linux and Open Source

  •; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 11:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Twenty-six years ago this month, a geeky student in Finland released the Linux kernel to the world. Today, hundreds of millions of people are using Linux. Why? That’s a question I try to answer in my new book For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution.

The future of Python: Concurrency devoured, Node.js next on menu

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 9:48 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Programming language keeps getting fatter amid awkward version 3 split Analysis The PyBay 2017 conference, held in San Francisco over the weekend, began with a keynote about concurrency.…

Linux expand Command Tutorial For Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 8:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
While working on the command line in Linux, there may arise a situation where-in the requirement is to replace tabs in a file with spaces. The task isn't difficult if the file is small, but what if the file you're dealing with is huge, or worse, there are hundreds of files in which you have to make this change? Worry not, there exists a command line tool that's specifically built for this work. The tool in question is expand, and in this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of expand using some easy to understand examples.

How To Install Cinnamon Desktop Environment In Ubuntu

?Cinnamon is an awesome desktop environment. It is part of the reason Linux Mint has become one of the most popular Linux distros available. Unlike Ubuntu’s Unity or Gnome 3 or many other desktop environments that are trying new things, Cinnamon keeps things simple.

Ubuntu sends trash to its desktop's desktop

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 6:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
Canonical picks up after Apple – 17 years later Canonical is adding a trash can icon to the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release, which might give some a sense of déjà vu.…

Happy 24th Birthday, Debian!

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 16, 2017 4:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
Today, August 16, 2017, Debian, the universal, Unix-like computer operating system powered by the Linux kernel turns 24 years of existence since the late Ian Murdock first announced the Debian Project back in 1993.

GPD Pocket, The 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop, is Now Shipping

Ubuntu fans with small fingers and big pockets will be pleased to hear that the GPD Pocket Ubuntu edition has begun shipping.

Docker Updates Enterprise Edition with Secure Multi-Tenancy Support

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 16, 2017 2:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
After months of development with Docker Community Edition releases, Docker Enterprise Edition 17.06 is now generally available.

Thin Mini-ITX duo serves up Apollo Lake and Skylake-U

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 1:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Avalue’s EMX-APLP and EMX-SKLUP are thin Mini-ITX boards that tap Intel’s Apollo Lake and Skylake-U CPUs, respectively, each with triple displays and 4K. Avalue has launched a pair of “thin” Mini-ITX boards supporting Intel processors. The company never mentions the vertical dimension on the 170 x 170mm EMX-APLP and EMX-SKLUP motherboards, but the photos suggest […]

Using JavaScript to hack the web

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 11:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There's no lack of online resources for JavaScript, from courses that teach you the basics to tutorials on app creation. In this article—which doesn't require you to make your own apps, or even to have particularly deep product knowledge—I'll explain how to use JavaScript to create useful browser hacks that enhance your web experiences and boost productivity. read more

Linux desktop GUI GNOME celebrates its 20th birthday

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 10:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME, Linux
Since the initial release of GNOME 1.0 in 1999, there have been 33 stable releases. That first release would set the framework for all future versions. It was based on the GIMP ToolKit (GTK+)... Its libraries are available for any application under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

Learn the basics of the ZSH shell

Bash isn't bad. It gets the job done just fine, but have you ever considered what it'd be like if Bash had some extra features to make it more convenient to work with? That's more-or-less what ZSH is. It includes all of the features that you'd expect from Bash, but it also has some really nice additions to make your life easier. Actually, you'll be amazed at how much easier they make working in the command line.

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