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Four Hidden Costs and Risks of Sudo Can Lead to Cybersecurity Risks and Compliance Problems on Unix and Linux Servers

It is always a philosophical debate as to whether to use open source software in a regulated environment. Open source software is crowd sourced, and developers from all over the world contribute to packages that are later included in Operating System distributions.

SparkyLinux 4.7 "Tyche" Out Now with Latest Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Updates

A new stability update of the SparkyLinux 4.x "Tyche" operating system series is out now bringing you the latest updates from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" software repositories.

Save Files Directly To Google Drive And Download 10 Times Faster

So recently I had to download the update package for my phone but when I started downloading it, I found it was too big in size.

LiFT Scholarship Recipients Advance Open Source Around the World

  • Linux.com ; By Esther Shein (Posted by bob on Nov 20, 2017 10:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Fifteen people from 13 different countries have received Linux Foundation Training Scholarships (LiFT) in the category of Linux Newbies. This year, 27 people received scholarships across all categories — the most ever awarded by the Foundation.

Linux/Android hacker SBC with hexa-core Rockchip SoC debuts at $75

The Vamrs “RK3399 Sapphire” SBC is on sale for $75, or $349 for a full kit. Vamrs is also prepping an RK3399-based “Rock960” 96Boards SBC. Rockchip’s RK3399 is one of the most powerful ARM-based system-on-chips available on hacker boards, featuring two server-class Cortex-A72 cores clocked to up to 2.0GHz, as well as four Cortex-A53 at up to 1.42GHz and a quad-core Mali-T864 GPU.

Red Hat partners with AWS with OpenShift Container Platform 3.7

Red Hat wants to be your AWS hybrid cloud and container company as well your Linux provider. Kubernetes has become the cloud container orchestration program. Red Hat jumped on the Kubernetes bandwagon early in 2015. Today, Red Hat is all in, with the release of the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7.

Containers and Kubernetes: What's next?

  • enterprisersproject.com; By Kevin Casey (Posted by crudder on Nov 20, 2017 6:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Experts weigh in on what's ahead for container orchestration and Kubernetes

DragonBoard gains a camera kit

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Nov 20, 2017 5:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Arrow’s DragonBoard 410c Camera Kit combines the 96Boards SBC with D3’s DesignCore Camera Mezzanine Board OV5640 and a 5-megapixel camera module. D3 Engineering’s DesignCore Camera Mezzanine Board OV5640 is a 96Boards mezzanine add-on designed to work only with the Arrow Electronics/Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c. Arrow and D3 have now launched a kit that provides a DragonBoard […]

Mark McIntyre: How Do You Fedora?

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 20, 2017 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Fedora
We recently interviewed Mark McIntyre on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

Firefox Private Browsing vs. Chrome Incognito: Which is Faster?

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Nov 20, 2017 2:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
With the launch of Firefox Quantum, Mozilla decided to team up with Disconnect Inc. to compare page load times between desktop versions of Chrome’s Incognito mode and Firefox Quantum’s Private...

Getting Started with Express.js: Ubuntu Server Setup

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By Nick Reiner (Posted by Feenta on Nov 20, 2017 1:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial demonstrates how to use install Node.js on an Ubuntu server and how to run your first Express app.

Reveal.js presentation hacks

Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it. read more

How to use special permissions: the setuid, setgid and sticky bits

Normally, on a unix-like operating system, the ownership of files and directories is based on the default uid (user-id) and gid (group-id) of the user who created them. The same thing happens when a process is launched: it runs with the effective user-id and group-id of the user who started it, and with the corresponding privileges. This behavior can be modified by using special permissions.

How to Run Diablo II with the GLIDE-to-OpenGL Wrapper

Diablo II is usually a breeze to run on Linux, thanks to WINE and so often times you need no special tricks. However, if you're like me and experience a few glitches and washed out colours in the standard fullscreen mode, you have two options: run the game in windowed mode and go without cinematics, or install a GLIDE-OpenGL wrapper and get the game running properly in its fullscreen glory again, without the glitches and colour problems. I detail how to do that in this article.

GParted The Complete Partition Editor For Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Nov 20, 2017 8:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Partition editing is a task which not only requires carefulness but also a stable environment. Today GParted is one of the leading partition editing tools on Linux environment. GParted is not only easy but also remains powerful at the same time. Today I am going to list out the installation as well as basics to use GParted which will be helpful to newbies.

SuperTuxKart Racing Game Now Available on Android, New Release Adds Many Changes

The developers of the SuperTuxKart open-source and cross-platform racing game built around the Linux mascot Tux the penguin announced today the release of SuperTuxKart 0.9.3.

Linux Kernel 4.14, Firefox Quantum, Fedora 27, Munich? Meh | This Week in Linux 14

Youtube Video: First 6 Year LTS Linux Kernel, Firefox Quantum Update, New distro releases from Fedora and Slax, Linux Supercomputer Domination, Easily Method for Checking for Steam Sales for Linux Gaming, and more.

Intel plans to end legacy BIOS support by 2020

  • liliputing; By Brad Linder (Posted by bob on Nov 19, 2017 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
Intel’s Brian Richardson announced the move in a recent presentation (PDF link). In slightly more technical terms, Intel will require UEFI Class 3 or higher, which lacks legacy BIOS support. Note that this doesn’t mean “Secure Boot” will be mandatory.

How to Install and Use TeamViewer on Linux Complete Guide

  • It's FOSS; By Ambarish (Posted by abhishekpc on Nov 19, 2017 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
tep-by-step beginner’s guide to installing TeamViewer on Linux. It also explains how to use TeamViewer on Linux.

Announcing Season of KDE 2018

KDE Student Programs is pleased to announce the 2018 Season of KDE for those who want to participate in mentored projects that enhance KDE in some way.

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