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Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears denied fees after winning patent case

It's getting easier than ever for defendants to win fees in patent cases, especially against "non-practicing entities" with no products. But don't tell that to pop stars Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.

Chakra GNU/Linux Users Receive KDE Plasma 5.8.2 and KDE Apps 16.08.2, Lots More

With great pleasure, Chakra GNU/Linux developers Neofytos Kolokotronis informed the community about the latest open source software projects and technologies that landed in the stable repositories of the distribution.

Of Life, Linux and Karma Angels

A selfless act and a new Linux computer set some truly amazing life-changing wheels into motion. Fact is, something happened to Diane and me 2 months ago that can be described as no less than an "Oprah Moment"...a number of circumstances that accumulated into nothing less than a True Magic Moment. Stick around...Linux is a part of this.

Meet writers, moderators, and interviewees at All Things Open

Dozens of writers, moderators, and interviewees will converge in Raleigh, North Carolina this week at All Things Open. We've rounded up a list of their talks to help you track them down and meet them in person. Also be sure to stop by the booth to meet our editors and grab swag.

Top 5 Reasons to Love Kubernetes

  • - Original Content; By Sebastien Goasguen (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2016 8:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Tutorial; Groups: Linux
As a quick introduction, Kubernetes is "an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications" often referred to as a container orchestrator.

Install Laravel on Ubuntu 16.04

Laravel is a PHP web application framework which is intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern. It has an expressive, elegant syntax and provides tools needed for large, robust applications.

Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" Is Open for Development, GCC Linaro Used for ARM Port

Ubuntu developer Matthias Klose informs the community of one of the most popular GNU/Linux distributions in the world that the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 operating system is now officially open for development.

How Bad Is Dirty COW?

  •; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2016 4:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
“Dirty COW” is a serious Linux kernel vulnerability that was recently discovered to have been lurking in the code for more than nine years. It is pretty much guaranteed that if you’re using any version of Linux or Android released in the past decade, you’re vulnerable. But what is this vulnerability, exactly, and how does it work?

A look inside the 'blinky flashy' world of wearables and open hardware

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2016 3:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
While looking at the this year's All Things Open event schedule, a talk on wearables and open hardware caught my eye: The world of the blinky flashy. Naturally, I dug deeper to learn what it was all about. Though Gina Likins and Jen Krieger of Red Hat would like to leave a few surprises for the lucky folks who attend their talk, they told me they can promise at least the following: read more

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) with Apache, PHP, MySQL, PureFTPD, BIND, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.1

This tutorial shows how to install an Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3.1, and how to install ISPConfig. ISPConfig 3 is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers the installation of Apache (instead of nginx), BIND (instead of MyDNS), and Dovecot (instead of Courier).

Hyperledger -- The Source of Truth

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2016 1:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Well, here we go again with yet another new technology with a name that doesn't tell us much about what it is: Hyperledger. Hyperledger is related to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and blockchains... but, what are these things? They sound like science fiction: I have plenty of Bitcoins, so let's go splurge on a nice evening at the Ethereum.

9 Reasons not to Install Nagios in your Company

Looking for replacing Nagios? Are you assessing Nagios for your it monitoring? Then, I strongly recommend you to read this article

Distributing encryption software may break the law

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2016 12:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Developers, distributors, and users of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) often face a host of legal issues which they need to keep in mind. Although areas of law such as copyright, trademark, and patents are frequently discussed, these are not the only legal concerns for FOSS. One area that often escapes notice is export controls. It may come as a surprise that sharing software that performs or uses cryptographic functions on a public website could be a violation of U.S. export control law. read more

Easy-to-exploit rooting flaw puts Linux computers at risk

The maintainers of Linux distributions are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2016-5195, that has existed in the Linux kernel for the past nine years and is already being exploited in the wild.

What is the GRUB2 boot loader?

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2016 10:10 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
There are various things that make up an operating system. In any operating system, one of the most critical parts is powering on the machine. During this process, the computer will execute a small program in read-only memory (ROM) to... Continue Reading →

Qubes Linux Distribution - Security By Isolation

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 24, 2016 9:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Qubes is a Fedora Based Linux Operating System to provide better security by using virtualization. Qubes is developed by Poland developers that includes Joanna Rutkowska, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki and many others. The first Qubes version was released on 3 Sep, 2012. Currently, Qubes is on version 3.2. It is developed under GPL v2 license its default user interface is KDE and Xfce.

KSM as instack-virt-setup accelerator HA Overcloud Deployment (RDO Newton) with two Compute Nodes

Due to getting errors in /var/log/mistral/executor.log on regular basis attempting to deploy overcloud via TripleO QuickStart. I was just wondering how much can assist KSM&&KSMTUNED to achieve a goal to set up 5 VMs (6.7GB,1 VCPU)running in overcloud and "instack VM" undercloud with 4 VCPUs,8GB RAM and 4GB swap file on 32GB RAM total on VIRTHOST.

Linux Kernels 3.16.38, 3.12.66, 3.10.104, and 3.2.83 Patched Against "Dirty COW"

We reported the other day that an ancient bug, which existed in the Linux kernel since 2005, was patched in several recent updates, namely Linux kernel 4.8.3, Linux kernel 4.7.9, and Linux kernel 4.4.26 LTS.

Murphy's Law: The security version

Since the first of the month, I've heard colleagues and others report each of the 10 security variants to Murphy's Law listed below. Murphy is not only alive but has been reincarnated.

Linus Torvalds Announces the Second Release Candidate of Linux Kernel 4.9 LTS

It's still Sunday in the US, which means that it's time for you to take yet another RC (Release Candidate) milestone of the upcoming Linux 4.9 kernel release for a test drive.

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