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No, Evil Hackers Aren’t After You

Humankind has outgrown the need to have monsters hiding under our beds. Now we let them hide in our phones, computers and microwave ovens.

How to build an IoT project with Mongoose OS

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2017 8:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
IoT (Internet of Things) is about connecting physical objects ("things") to the Internet. Technically, this is done by attaching a computer to a "thing." A computer is attached in a way that it can read data from the thing and report to the Internet, and also it can receive commands and control the thing's state.  Usually, the COMPUTER is directly wired to the THING, and the COMPUTER <=> INTERNET connection could be either wired (e.g., Ethernet), or wireless (e.g., Bluetooth, Wi-Fi). What could the computer be? read more

Canonical extends Ubuntu 12.04 support for paying customers

Ubuntu 12.04 was the first long-term support (LTS) version of Ubuntu. Like all Ubuntu LTS releases -- Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 are the others -- it had five years of support. However, people don't replace server operating systems as often as they do, say, socks or smartphones, so Canonical found they had enough 12.04 legacy users to justify offering "important security fixes for the kernel and the most essential user space packages".

A more in-depth tutorial on debugging with GDB

A GNU Debugger, originally created by Richard Stallman in 1986, is a standard debugger for the GNU operating system and an essential tool for software developers. Being a portable application, it is widely used on many Unix-like operating systems as well. This article is a more in-depth tutorial on how to debug using GDB

LibreOffice 5.3 Office Suite Gets First Point Release with 100 Improvements

Softpedia was informed today by The Document Foundation about the general availability of the first point release to the LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

How to Maintain Open Source Compliance After Code Changes

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Ibrahim Haddad (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2017 3:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The previous article in this series covered how to establish a baseline for open source software compliance by finding exactly which open source software is already in use and under which licenses it is available. But how do you make sure that future revisions of the same product (or other products built using the initial baseline) stay compliant once the baseline is established?

Daimler joins Linuxs Open Invention Network patent-protection group

When you think of Linux and open-source companies, the automobile industry is not the first business to spring to mind. But maybe it should be. Daimler, Mercedes-Benz's parent company, has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), the Linux and open-source non-aggression patent consortium.

Fedora 26 Alpha Delayed by a Week Due to Late Blockers, Could Launch on March 28

Red Hat's Jan Kurik announced today, March 16, 2017, that the upcoming Alpha release of the Fedora 26 Linux operating system has been delayed by one week due to late blockers.

Ubuntu snaps expand to Orange Pi SBCs and a QorIQ SoC

Shenzhen Xunlong is launching an Ubuntu snap app store for its Orange Pi SBCs. Canonical also ported its snap-based Ubuntu Core distro to NXP’s LS1043A SoC. Shenzhen Xunlong Software Co. Ltd has achieved considerable success with its Raspberry Pi compatible, open-spec Orange Pi SBCs.

An introduction to GRUB2 configuration for your Linux machine

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 16, 2017 10:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
When researching my article from last month, An introduction to the Linux boot and startup process, I became interested in learning more about GRUB2. This article provides a quick introduction to configuring GRUB2, which I will mostly refer to as GRUB for simplicity. read more

NetBSD adds RPi Zero support with 7.1 release

And you can now use Google Compute Engine storage as a disk, you lucky people Raspberry Pi Zero users have another operating system to choose from, with the release of NetBSD 7.1.…

Preseeding Full Disk Encryption

Usually I try to write articles that are not aimed at a particular distribution. Although I may give examples assuming a Debian-based distribution, whenever possible, I try to make my instructions applicable to everyone. This is not going to be one of those articles.

Python tricks for artists: How to add interactivity to any Python script

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 16, 2017 7:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Catch up on the series, Python tricks for artists: read more

Build a Real VPN with OpenVPN

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Mar 16, 2017 6:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Learn how to build a proper virtual private network with OpenVPN in this tutorial.

How To Install Latest NVIDIA Drivers In Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 16, 2017 5:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Do you have a Nvidia graphics card on your desktop? That's great until you are in need of the latest drivers especially when you are a gamer. Unlike Windows, Nvidia drivers for Linux desktops are quite hard to come by, and installing the latest drivers on your Linux desktop can be quite an arduous process. Fortunately for Linux users, there are the third party graphics drivers PPA which keeps an updated Nvidia driver for installation. The PPA is currently in testing but you can nonetheless get working Nvidia drivers from here.

A lesson in accountability from my Uber driver

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 16, 2017 4:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The first thing I noticed was how nice Kyle's car was. It wasn't too fancy (a late model Toyota Camry) but inside it was spotless. We were sitting in leather seats. On the back of the passenger seat, Kyle had mounted a tablet customers could use to watch TV if they wanted (not that I was particularly interested in television during this 4:30 a.m. ride to the airport). read more

How to Install Invoice Ninja on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 16, 2017 3:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure Invoice Ninja on a CentOS 7 server. I will use Nginx as the web server and MariaDB as the Database system. Invoice Ninja is free and open source web-based software for invoicing, payments, time tracking and much more.

Gnome Encfs Manager – Best Alternative for Cryptkeeper to Create a Encrypted Directory in Linux

Gnome Encfs Manager (short name is GEncfsM) is a tool to manage EncFS file systems in Linux which is best alternative for Cryptkeeper and has lots of unique features.

How to control GPIO pins and operate relays with the Raspberry Pi

Ever wondered how to control items like your fans, lights, and more using your phone or computer from anywhere? I was looking to control my Christmas lights using any mobile phone, tablet, laptop... simply by using a Raspberry Pi. Let me show you how to operate relays and control GPIO pins with the Pi using PHP and a temperature sensor. I put them all together using AJAX. read more

Quick Guide: How to write Bash function

In almost all programming language we make use of function which is nothing but the code written as logical block for executing repetitive or recurring execution. In shell programming also we do have something called as bash function which acts the same way.In this post we will be learning more about bash function.

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