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Firefox Features Google as Default Search Provider in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Firefox Quantum was released today. It’s the fastest Firefox yet built on a completely overhauled engine and a beautiful new design. As part of our focus on user experience and performance in Firefox Quantum, Google will also become our new default search provider in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Compact COM Express-based SBC packs plenty of DAQs

Diamond’s rugged, Linux-ready “Zeta” SBC combines a COM Express Mini Type 10 running Intel Apollo Lake or Bay Trail with a data acquisition rich carrier. Diamond Systems has launched an Intel-based data acquisition SBC called the Zeta, which unlike most sandwich-style boards, has a top and bottom layer that match perfectly. The Zeta’s COM Express […]

Finding Files with mlocate: Part 2

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Nov 15, 2017 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In the previous article, we discussed some ways to find a specific file out of the thousands that may be present on your filesystems and introduced the locate tool for the job. Here we explain how the important updatedb tool can help.

Cryptr - A Simple CLI Utility To Encrypt And Decrypt Files

Looking for a quick, easy, and secure method to protect your files? Well, there is a simple shell utility called "Cryptr" that helps you to encrypt and decrypt files. All from command line, and you don't need to be a security ninja or Linux expert to learn how to secure your data.

Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" Cinnamon & MATE Beta Officially Out, Here's What's New

Linux Mint creator Clement Lefebvre announced a few moments ago the release and immediate availability for download of the Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" Cinnamon and MATE Beta editions.

Antergos 17.11 – the Antagonist

Antergos is an operating system that has Arch as its predecessor. This is a rolling release distribution, which means that updates come directly to the OS.

Sysadmin 101: Patch Management

A few articles ago, I started a Sysadmin 101 series to pass down some fundamental knowledge about systems administration that the current generation of junior sysadmins, DevOps engineers or "full stack" developers might not learn otherwise. I had thought that I was done with the series, but then the WannaCry malware came out and exposed some of the poor patch management practices still

Fast. For good. Launching the new Firefox into the World

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2017 10:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Thirteen years ago, we marked the launch of Firefox 1.0 with a crowdfunded New York Times ad. It listed the names of every single person who contributed...

5 tricks for using the sudo command in Linux

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Nov 14, 2017 9:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
The sudoers file can provide detailed control over user privileges, but with very little effort, you can still get a lot of benefit from sudo. Here are some simple ways to get a lot of value out of the sudo command in Linux.

What’s New in Fedora 27 Workstation

Fedora 27 Workstation is the latest release of our free, leading-edge operating system. You can download it from the official website here right now. There are several new and noteworthy changes in Fedora Workstation. GNOME 3.26 This Fedora Workstation release, as always, brings with... Continue Reading →

Restore Corrupted USB Drive To Original State In Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Nov 14, 2017 6:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Many times our storage devices like sd cards and Pen drives get corrupted and unusable due to one or other reasons.

Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum

  • The Mozilla Blog; By Mark Mayo (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2017 5:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
It’s fast. Really fast. Firefox Quantum is over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology...

Announcing the release of Fedora 27

The Fedora Project proudly announces the release and general availability of the Fedora 27 Workstation and Fedora 27 Atomic editions. Fedora 27 incorporates thousands of improvements from both the Fedora Community and various upstream software projects. You can download Fedora... Continue Reading →

How to Setup Automatic Security Updates on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2017 3:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Security updates are an integral part of the IT-world. Linux may be regarded as one of the securest computer operating systems, but that doesn't take away the fact that it too has vulnerabilities that need to be fixed through timely security updates. In this tutorial, we will show you how to step-by-step configure Ubuntu 16.04 server for automatic security updates

Happy 60th birthday, Fortran

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2017 1:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Fortran compiler, introduced in April 1957, was the first optimizing compiler, and it paved the way for many technical computing applications over the years. What Cobol did for business computing, Fortran did for scientific computing. Fortran may be approaching retirement age, but that doesn't mean it's about to stop working. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first Fortran (then styled "FORTRAN," for "FORmula TRANslation") release. read more

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM arrives after seven years of development

The promise of running serious Linux servers on ARM processors has been there for ages. Now, at long last, the reality is here.

OnePlus Accidentally Pre-Installed an App that acts as a Backdoor to Root Access

  • xda developers; By Mishaal Rahman (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2017 10:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Android
OnePlus accidentally left in place a diagnostic testing application made by Qualcomm. After decompiling this application, he discovered that it can be exploited to grant root access -- effectively acting as a backdoor.

Automation controller runs Linux on a NanoPi Neo SBC

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2017 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Techbase launched a “ModBerry M300” automation controller built on a NanoPi Neo, and added M-Bus and M-Bus Wireless support to its ESP32-based Moduino. Gdansk, Poland based Techbase has added another member to its Linux-driven ModBerry family of automation controllers. The latest ModBerry is built around FriendlyElec’s open source NanoPi Neo SBC. The company has also […]

Sysadmins vs. natural disasters

Sysadmins who lived through Katrina, Sandy, and other disasters share real-world advice for anyone responsible for IT during an emergency.

Firefox 57 "Quantum" Web Browser Now Available to Download, Here's What's New

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 14, 2017 6:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
While the world waits eagerly for Mozilla to officially unveil the new Firefox Quantum web browser... you can download it right now for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows PCs.

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