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Linux's Grsecurity dev team takes blog 'libel' fight to higher court

Meanwhile, Bruce Perens wants his legal bills footed. Open Source Security, Inc., the maker of the Grsecurity Linux kernel patches, suffered a setback last month when San Francisco magistrate judge Laurel Beeler granted a motion by defendant Bruce Perens to dismiss the company's defamation claim, with the proviso that the tossed legal challenge could be amended.…

openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Receive Important Mesa Linux Graphics Stack Update

openSUSE Project's Dominique Leuenberger shares today a short review of the third week of 2018 for users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system, informing them about the latest software updates.

How To Install Themes Or Icons In Elementary OS

After installing Elementary OS, you may feel that you want to customize it to look more than Out-of-the-box system, and more of a personalized Operating system per se. It's very easy to install themes and icons for your Elementary OS. The process is pretty much the same as installing icons and themes in any ubuntu system since it is built upon Ubuntu.

Shell Scripting a Bunco Game

Bunco—a dice game that makes Yahtzee look complicated!

How To Create Virtual Hosts On Apache Server To Host Multiple Websites

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jan 21, 2018 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If you have apache installed, you probably know what localhost is. Localhost allows a single website to be hosted locally. However, when using virtual hosts, you can host multiple websites on the single server. The process is fairly simple and I will demonstrate it here itself.

Top 5: Securing Linux filesystems, a closer look at Pop!_OS, and more

In this week's top 5, we take a look at a tool for securing Linux filesystems, an interview with the UX designer of System76's new Pop!_OS, and more.

Raspberry Pi HAT connects up to three Pmod modules at once

Digilent and RS Components have launched a $15, Python supported “Pmod HAT Adapter” for the Raspberry Pi that can connect up to three Digilent Pmod peripheral modules at a time while also extending the 40-pin adapter. Digilent has joined with distributor RS Components to co-launch a $15 DesignSpark Raspberry Pi Pmod HAT Adapter board ....

KaOS Linux Gets First ISO Snapshot for 2018 with Spectre and Meltdown Patches

The development team behind the KaOS Linux operating system have released today the first ISO snapshot for 2018, bringing all the latest software and security updates.

AI in Microsoft Office and LibreOffice

I came across a Microsoft AI video that I thought was interesting and food for thought here.

How to Install MySQL/MariaDB on Ubuntu

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By ThisHosting.Rocks (Posted by Feenta on Jan 21, 2018 12:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: MySQL, Ubuntu
The second part of our LAMP tutorial series: how to install MySQL (or MariaDB) on an Ubuntu server.

My Linux story: Coding not required

  • Opensource.com; By Susan Lauber (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2018 11:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
How an educator built a successful career teaching open source. For more than 15 years, I have earned a living working exclusively with open source products. How did I get here?

Barcelona chooses Linux, Apple's Lisa OS goes open source, and more news

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Barcelona booting Microsoft, open sourcing a classic OS, Nextcloud Chat, and more. Open source news roundup for January 7-20, 2018 read more

Building Your Own Audible

A quick look at some options for streaming audio books.

5 of the Best Linux Dark Themes that Are Easy on the Eyes

  • Make Tech Easier; By Bruno Edoh (Posted by damien on Jan 20, 2018 5:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
There are several reasons people opt for dark themes on their computers. Some find them easy on the eye while others prefer them because of their medical condition. Here are five of the best dark themes for Linux.

How To List and Delete iptables Firewall Rules

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jan 20, 2018 3:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
We’ll show you, how to list and delete iptables firewall rules. Iptables is a command line utility that allows system administrators to configure the packet filtering rule set on Linux.

Red Hat: We Didn't Pull CPU Microcode Update to Pass the Buck

Red Hat got into a bit of a PR snafu this week after it pulled from distribution a CPU microcode update meant to address the Spectre Variant 2 CPU design flaw. The Register, the tech news site that broke the story about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in processors earlier this month, characterized the move as Red Hat washing its hands of the responsibility to provide customers with firmware patches to address the vulnerability by instructing them to get firmware updates from their hardware vendors instead.

Top 6 open source desktop email clients

This article was originally published on October 8, 2015, and has been updated to reflect new information and project changes. Mobile and web technologies still haven't made the desktop obsolete, and despite some regular claims to the contrary, desktop clients don't seem to be going away anytime soon.

Rogue Chrome, Firefox Extensions Hijack Browsers; Prevent Easy Removal

Any malware that hijacks your browser to serve up ads or to redirect you to random websites can be annoying. Even more so are extensions that take control of your browser and prevent you from landing on pages that can help you get rid of them.

Mozilla mandates that new Firefox features rely on encrypted connections

Mozilla this week decreed that future web-facing features of Firefox must meet an under-development standard that requires all browser-to-server-and-back traffic be encrypted.

PlayOnLinux For Easier Use Of Wine

PlayOnLinux is a free program that helps to install, run, and manage Windows software on Linux. It can also manage virtual C: drives (known as Wine prefixes), and download and install certain Windows libraries for getting some software to run on Wine properly. Creating different drives using different Wine versions is also possible. It is very handy because what runs well in one version may not run as well (if at all) on a newer version.

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