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How Core Infrastructure Initiative Aims to Secure the Internet

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 25, 2016 8:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Cloud
VIDEO: Nicko van Someren, CTO of the Linux Foundation, discusses how the CII is moving forward to make open-source software more secure.

Jay Beale: Linux Security and Remembering Bastille Linux

"Secure by design" doesn't mean that Linux users should take a carefree approach to security. On the Internet, somebody's always hiding behind the firewall trying to pick the lock.

50 Essential Linux Applications

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 25, 2016 6:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
If you’re a refugee from Windows, you may be finding the Linux world slightly confusing, wondering how you can get the all same functionality you had in Windows, but still enjoy the freedom that Linux offers. Never fear!

Twenty-five years of Linux overcoming hurdles and overshooting goals

It was twenty-five years ago, August 25, that a young Linus Torvalds sent out that fateful message.

KDevelop 5.0 Open-Source IDE Officially Released with New C/C++ Language Support

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 25, 2016 4:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
After being in development for the past two years, the open-source KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) software has finally reached the 5.0 milestone.

Let's Encrypt: Every Server on the Internet Should Have a Certificate

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The web is not secure. As of August 2016, only 45.5 percent of Firefox page loads are HTTPS, according to Josh Aas, co-founder and executive director of Internet Security Research Group. This number should be 100 percent, he said in his talk called “Let’s Encrypt: A Free, Automated, and Open Certificate Authority” at LinuxCon North America.

25 things to love about Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Today marks 25 years of Linux, the most successful software ever. At LinuxCon this week, Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation spoke words of admiration, praise, and excitement from the keynote stage, saying "Linux at 25 is a big thing" and "You can better yourself while bettering others at the same time." read more

EU Copyright Law Undermines Innovation and Creativity on the Internet. Mozilla is Fighting for Reform

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 2:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has launched a petition — and will be releasing public education videos — to reform outdated copyright law in the EU ? The internet is an unprecedented platform for innovation, opportunity and creativity. It’s where artists create; where coders … Continue reading

ContainerCon Vendors Offer Flexible Solutions for Managing All Your New Micro-VMs

As you might expect, this week's LinuxCon and ContainerCon 2016, held in Toronto, is heavy on the benefits and pitfalls of deploying containers, but several vendors aim to come to the rescue with flexible tools to manage it all.

The EFF Calls Out Microsoft On Windows 10 Privacy Concerns

While Windows 10 is generally well-liked by reviewers and users, it's relatively clear that it's not the OS to choose if you actually want to control how much babbling your OS does over the network. While a lot of complaints about Windows 10 have been proven to be hyperbole or just plain wrong (like it delivers your BitTorrent behavior to Hollywood or it makes use of menacing keyloggers), Windows 10 is annoyingly chatty, sending numerous reports back to Microsoft even when the operating system is configured to be as quiet and private as possible.

Happy Birthday Linux

Linux turns 25 today. That's four years older than Linus was when he invented it. That means Linus has spent more of his life with Linux than he did without it.

4 tips for teaching kids how to build electronics

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 10:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Kids are naturally curious about how things work, and with a new trend in hardware companies creating open source hardware products, it's a great time to teach kids about electronics. But modern technology can seem too complex to even begin to understand. So where do you start? read more

Learning Linux with Tilde Clubs

  • Medium; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on Aug 25, 2016 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Tilde Clubs (shared server space where members can create web pages, send and receive email from pine) are also a great way to learn Linux. This tutorial will get you started.

Linux Turns 25, Happy Birthday!

Now that it's August 25 in most countries, the time has come for us Linux geeks to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the open source project that changed the world as we know it.

Open source drone controller has an FPGA-enhanced brain

Aerotenna has launched an open source, $499 “OcPoc” drone flight controller that runs Linux on an Altera Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC. Lawrence, Kansas based Aerotenna, which bills itself as “the leading provider of innovative microwave sensors and flight control systems,” describes OcPoC (Octagonal Pilot on Chip) as a ready-to-fly, open source flight control platform. The […]

Install & Configure Icinga2 on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora/openSUSE

  • 2daygeek.com; By Ramya Nuvvula (Posted by 2daygeek on Aug 25, 2016 6:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
Icinga2 designed to mointor large complex environments.

CoreOS 1068.10.0 Released with Many systemd Fixes, Still Using Linux Kernel 4.6

The development team behind the CoreOS security-oriented GNU/Linux operating system have released the CoreOS 1068.10.0 stable update, along with new ISO images for all supported platforms.

Oracle reveals Java Applet API deprecation plan

Big Red nods to plugin-hostile browser-makers, outlines proper Applet pension plan. Oracle has revealed its interim plan to help Java devs deal with browser-makers' imminent banishment of plug-ins.

First ever FSFE Summit celebrates free software successes

  • Opensource.com; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 3:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Free software community members and luminaries will meet up at the BCC in Berlin, from September 2-4 2016, at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe Summit.

Stabilizing the world of hot and fast containers

Containers are moving targets in multiple ways. With multiple tools, frameworks, implementations, and use cases to accomplish any task, it can be a fast-moving chaotic container world, which is a natural consequence of being young and popular.

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