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Meet USBee, the malware that uses USB drives to covertly jump airgaps

In 2013, a document leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden illustrated how a specially modified USB device allowed spies to surreptitiously siphon data out of targeted computers, even when they were physically severed from the Internet or other networks.

Cool Linux Command-Line Image Management Hacks

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2016 2:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Feh and the identify command are two of the tools I use for viewing and managing images on Linux. They are fast, flexible, and can be stuffed into scripts for automating operations, which is especially valuable when you work with artists or marketing people who have large image galleries to maintain.

Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition Officially Released Based on Slackware 14.2, Xfce 4.12

After being in development for the past three months, the Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition operating system has finally hit the stable channels and it is now available for download.

Fedora 24 review: The year’s best Linux distro is puzzlingly hard to recommend

Fedora 24 is very near the best Linux distro release I've used, and certainly the best release I have tested this year. Considering 2016 has welcomed new offerings like Mint 18 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, that says a great deal about the Fedora project's latest work. But like many Fedora releases before it, even Fedora 24 got off to a rocky start.

Forking Docker will lead to more fragmentation

The New Stack then summarized all of the weekend discussions going on in a new blog post and discussed that a fork of Docker may arise. Is a fork really the best answer? Let’s take a look.

Fedora 25 Alpha Officially Released with Linux Kernel 4.8, Wayland & GNOME 3.22

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 30, 2016 9:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
The Fedora Project was pleased to announce the immediate availability for download and public testing of the Alpha pre-release build of the upcoming Fedora 25 operating system.

Red Hat Rebrands Virtualization Technology in New Release

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 30, 2016 8:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Virtualization
Red Hat Virtualization 4 launched as the open-source vendor works to remain relevant in a world that VMware dominates.

Linux Kernel Developers on 25 Years of Linux

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 7:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
One of the key accomplishments of Linux over the past 25 years has been the “professionalization” of open source. What started as a small passion project for creator Linus Torvalds in 1991, now runs most of modern society -- creating billions of dollars in economic value and bringing companies from diverse industries across the world to work on the technology together.

How to create multiple profiles for Unity launcher in Ubuntu using launcher-list-indicator

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you are on Ubuntu Linux and use the Unity desktop (which is the default desktop environment for the Linux distribution for quite some time now), you'd agree that launching an application through Unity's launcher bar is only convenient as long as the app icon is there right in front of your eyes. However sadly, that's not usually the case when you use your Ubuntu box for more than one purposes, as most of the times, because of the sheer number of apps, icon corresponding the one you want to launch is buried somewhere at the bottom of the launcher.

Torvalds at LinuxCon: The Highlights and the Lowlights

“You have to realize the background is that it was a completely personal project,” Torvalds explained. “I expected other people to be interested from a theoretical standpoint."

How eBay Uses Apache Software to Reach Its Big Data Goals

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 4:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
eBay’s ecommerce platform creates a huge amount of data. It has more than 800 million active listings, with 8.8 million new listings each week. There are 162 million active buyers, and 25 million sellers.

6 tips for interviewing with open culture companies

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 3:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
For the last several years, I've been studying under an open organization and future of work guru. And for longer than I can remember, I've felt that business should operate differently—really move at the speed their people can innovate rather than standing on who's held office the longest. So you can imagine how long it took for me to embrace the open organization mindset. It was rather like an old school touchdown dance in my mind. I'm excited by the value proposition open organizations present. read more

Technical documentation doesn't have to be dull

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Earlier this year, I described three important characteristics of good documentation: concise, consistent, and simple. Good word choice, I wrote, is important for understanding and translation. But that doesn't mean it has to be dry and boring. read more

Avidemux 2.6.13 Open-Source Video Editor Gets AAC/ADTS Import and Export

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 30, 2016 1:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The developers of the Avidemux open-source and cross-platform video editor software have announced a new maintenance update in the 2.6 series, bringing multiple improvements, bug fixes, and a handful of new features.

Car manufacturers cooperate to build the car of the future

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Few of us appreciate the software middleware that is part of all the cars we drive today. The integration of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, along with instrument clusters and telematics, is a very complex subset of priorities for today's automotive industry. According to a recent article that appeared on CNET, Open-source Linux a step closer to automotive use, current development practices are incompatible and fragmented: read more

Tails Linux - Best Linux Distro To Keep Anonymity Online

  • LinuxAndUbuntu; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 30, 2016 11:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Tails is a live operating system that can be used from USB, SD card or DVD disc having size more than 4 GB. Tails provides better anonymity and security than any other distro or vpn service and that is the reason why Edward Snowden chooses tails for leaking NSA documents.

Get started with Dr. Geo for geometry

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 10:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dr. Geo II is an open source application that allows users to explore geometry first-hand. Its target audience is school-age children. As school is now in session for many kids, here's a brief tutorial on how to get started with Dr. Geo II. read more

Windows 10 Anniversary on a Raspberry Pi: Another look at IoT Core

Neat platform but should we just use Linux? Hands on Microsoft has released Windows 10 Anniversary for IoT Core, a version of Windows which runs on Raspberry Pi 2 or 3, Dragonboard or Minnowboard.…

Git hooks, a cloud by the numbers, and more OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. OpenStack around the web There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites: read more

Compact, rugged Skylake computer-on-module is big on PCIe

Kontron’s Linux-ready “COMe-cSL6” COM Express Compact Type 6 module offers 10 PCIe lanes, up to 24GB RAM and 32GB eMMC, and industrial temperature support. Almost a year ago, when Intel announced its 6th Generation Core “Skylake” processors, Kontron was among a batch of vendors that announced plans to deliver COM Express computer-on-modules based on the […]

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