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Updated 2017-10-17 15:00
The origin and evolution of FreeDOS
I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s. My parents wanted to expose my brother and me to computers from an early age, so they bought an Apple II clone called the Franklin Ace 1000. I'm sure the first thing we used it for was playing games. But it didn't take long before we asked, "How does it work?" Our parents bought us a book about how to program in Applesoft BASIC, and we taught ourselves.read more
Renesas taps new 10-year SLTS kernel from the Civil Infrastructure Platform
Renesas upgraded the Linux stack for its RZ/G SoCs to use CIP’s 10-year SLTS kernel. Meanwhile, the standard LTS kernel will expand from 2 to 6 years. The Linux Foundation launched the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) project a year ago with the intention of developing base layer, open source industrial-grade software starting with a 10-year […]
U.S. makes renewable energy software open source
As a longtime proponent of open source solar photovoltaic development, I am happy that the U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has shared all the source code for System Advisor Model (SAM), its most powerful renewable energy economic analysis software.read more
Intel-based IoT edge computers offer up to 10x GbE and PoE too
Corvalent’s new “CorEdge Box PCs” offer Bay Trail or Haswell CPUs with up to 10x GbE, up to 6x serial, and 4x USB ports, plus an optional PoE model. Corvalent’s new CorEdge Box PCs focus on IoT edge computing, including monitoring, networking, and data acquisition applications.
DragonFly BSD 5.0 Operating System Debuts Next-Generation HAMMER2 File System
More than six months after the release of the 4.8 series, the BSD-derived DragonFly BSD operating system has been updated today to version 5.0, a major new stable series that introduces new features and numerous improvements.
Using the Linux find command with caution
To make sure files aren't removed accidentally when running the Linux find command, use the -ok command. It will ask for permission before removing any files.
Using Dell Dock with Ubuntu
Over the years I have found my way around many minor hurdles when using Ubuntu, the most recent being Using the DELL ULTRAHD 4K USB 3.0 DOCKING STATION (D3100). I was issued one at work to allow me to hook 2 IPS monitors to my generic i5 laptop which only had one hdmi. Now for my co workers using windows, this was fairly simple. Where as I found it a little harder but mostly because of how hidden the drivers were.
The Advantages of VPS Hosting
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is an isolated virtual machine on a physical server. It is sold as a service by an Internet hosting provider.
Compact Kaby Lake module loads up on USB and PCIe
Aaeon’s COM-KBUC6 is a COM Express Type 6 Compact module with “Kaby Lake” Core-U CPUs, 5x PCIe, 12x USB, and 3x SATA III. Aaeon has revised its Intel 6th Gen Core based COM-SKUC6 COM Express Type 6 Compact module, which we covered in brief in 2015 as part of Intel’s Skylake announcement, as a new “Kaby Lake” based COM-KBUC6.
Protect your wifi on Fedora against KRACK
You may have heard about KRACK (for “Key Reinstallation Attack”), a vulnerability in WPA2-protected Wi-Fi. This attack could let attackers decrypt, forge, or steal data, despite WPA2’s improved encryption capabilities. Fear not — fixes for Fedora packages are on their... Continue Reading →
Uber Open Sources AthenaX, Its Streaming Analytics Platform
In production for six months, the platform powers Uber's business, running more than 220 applications in the company's data centers.
Private Internet Access becomes a KDE Patron
Private Internet Access is joining KDE as a Patron and pledges to support the work of KDE e.V. through the corporate membership program.
Solus Gets Driverless Printing, Improvements to Linux Steam Integration, More
Solus' communications manager Joshua Strobl is reporting today on the latest goodies and software updates that landed recently in the software repositories of the Linux-based operating system.
Red Hat Releases CRI-O 1.0 for Kubernetes Container Runtime
Red Hat announced the official 1.0 general availability release of CRI-O on Oct. 16, providing a competitive alternative to running the Docker runtime in Kubernetes deployments. The news comes as the DockerCon EU conference gets underway in Copenhagen, Denmark from Oct. 16-19.
Alibaba and Red Hat Partner to Take RHEL-as-a-Service to China's Largest Cloud
Although Red Hat in the cloud is already available in China, the new arrangement is important because it makes the company's software portfolio available on the largest cloud in the largest of the emerging markets. This benefits existing customers with expansion plans that include what is now the world's second largest economy. It also promises to generate revenue from inside the country.
How to Deploy Clojure Web Application on Debian 9
This guide will walk through the process of deploying a simple web application in Clojure using supervisor and Nginx. Clojure is a modern general-purpose programming language for the JVM that focuses on concurrent programming found in operating systems. Clojure enables you to make use of the existing JVM infrastructure, including tools, libraries and application servers.
psdash – System And Process Monitoring Web Dashboard For Linux
psdash is a system monitoring and information web dashboard for Linux written in python using psutils and flask.
Top 10 Hacking Techniques Used By Hackers
We live in a world where cyber security has become more important than physical security, thousands of websites and emails are hacked daily. Hence, It is important to know the Top hacking techniques used by hackers worldwide to exploit vulnerable targets all over the internet.
4 website maintenance mistakes to avoid
Maintenance is a good idea for every website, but it's a requirement for websites using open source code. The upside of open source is that everyone can participate. The downside is that means keeping up with everyone's changes. Code gets patched, which causes other code to stop working and need patches in turn. Exploits are found and then blocked. Fancy new features are developed, and your users want them. All of this means you need to keep up! The most important weapon to combat these forces is maintenance.read more
Open Source Project Grafeas Enforces Kubernetes Supply Chain Security
Although Grafeas isn't container specific, that's really what it's all about. It includes Kritis, a policy engine for enforcing secure software supply chain policies that connects to Kubernetes using the ImagePolicyWebHook plugin. According to Google, Kritis offers "real-time enforcement of container properties at deploy time for Kubernetes clusters based on attestations of container image properties" that are stored in Grafeas.
Get Your Weather Forecast From the Linux CLI
It's be convenient to be able to retrieve the latest weather forecast right from your terminal without opening up a web browser, wouldn't it? What about scripting it or setting a cron job? Well, you can.
Upgrade Fedora Workstation to Fedora 27 Beta
In case you missed the news, Fedora 27 Beta was released last week. If you’re running Fedora Workstation, it’s easy to upgrade to the Beta release. Then you can try out some of the new features early. This article explains... Continue Reading →
LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of BunsenLabs Linux
Once upon a time there was Crunchbang Linux, and then it was no more, and then the community brought it back to life in another form known as BunsenLabs Linux. This distribution offers a lightweight and easily customizable Openbox desktop.
Researchers Reveal Critical KRACK Flaws in WPA WiFi Security
Widely used WPA2 protocol for WiFi security is revealed by researchers to be at risk from a form of replay attack that could leave hundreds of millions of devices vulnerable to attack.
Opensource.com Lightning Talks at All Things Open 2017
Join the Opensource.com community for a set of amazing lightning talks you won't want to miss during the All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC. Speakers have five minutes to enlighten the audience about an open source topic they are passionate about. We've got everything from DevOps and Kubernetes, to wearables, cloud, and more.
Windows Subsystem for Linux graduates in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Sysadmins and developers rejoice! WSL is now a fully fledged part of Windows 10, starting with the latest Fall Creators Update.
KDE Plasma 5.11, Humble Bundle Acquisition, elementary OS & Snappy | This Week in Linux Ep.9
Round up of This Week's Linux GNews including KDE Plasma 5.11, Humble Bundle Acquisition, elementary OS & Snappy, Solus Steam Integration Snap, Helicopter Combat, and more(Editor's note: Video report)
OxygenOS Android 8.0 Oreo Open Beta Available For OnePlus 3/3T
Following a closed beta cycle, OnePlus has decided to let every 3 and 3T owner get in on the Android 8.0 Oreo action.
Outlook, Office 2007 slowly taken behind the shed, shots heard
Farewell, you're out of extended support: No more updates, security fixes from MicrosoftA decade after their release, Microsoft Office 2007 and Outlook 2007 today fell out of extended support. Gaze teary-eyed at your installation discs. The software has entered the Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.
Top 5: Open source Minecraft alternatives, Perl at 30, container security, and more
In this week's top 5, we look at Linux container security, the Perl community at 30, and more.
500 million PCs are being used for stealth cryptocurrency mining online
According to a new report from Adguard, in a matter of weeks, 2.2 percent of the top 100,000 websites on the Alexa list are now mining through user PCs.
Oceanaudio An Audio Editor For Linux
Audios are an integral part of life. Playing our best songs, having a party or a special function, we require audio everywhere. That is why audio editors are there too to help us make the best of an audio file. When I say audio editor, many of you will just think of audacity. Sure that is a pretty cool software but I think it’s a bit complicated for the inexperienced one.
How to Switch to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10 Quick Tip
This quick tutorial shows you how to go back to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10 and vice versa.
What is DevOps? An executive guide to agile development and IT operations
Adopting DevOps isn't just a good idea, it's a business necessity. To get the most from today's technologies -- from servers to virtual machines (VM)s and containers on to the clouds they empower -- you must get your system administrators working together with your developers. Hence, DevOps, the portmanteau of development and operations.
Mozilla awards $500K to open source projects, Rome increases its use of FOSS, and more news
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Mozilla funding open source projects, CBC Radio launching a streaming media project, Rome increasing its use of open source, and more.Open source news roundup for October 1-14, 2017.
Wine 2.19 Supports 32-Bit Float Audio on Android, Has iTunes 11.1.x Improvements
The bi-weekly release of Wine is here today with a new development release, versioned 2.19, which adds a few new features and fixes a total of 16 bugs in multiple Windows apps and games.
NixOS Linux Lets You Configure Your OS Before Installing
every so often, I like to see something different—something that might remind me from where I came. That’s exactly what happened when I came into NixOS. To be quite honest, I had assumed this would be just another Linux distribution that offered the standard features, with the KDE Plasma 5 interface. Boy was I wrong.
6 reasons open source is good for business
At a fundamental level, open source solutions are better than proprietary ones. Want to know why? Here are six reasons why businesses and government organizations benefit from using open source technology.read more
Raspberry Pi 3 based laptop features DIY hacking bay
Pi-top has revised its RPi based laptop with a 14-inch HD screen and a slide-off keyboard that reveals a cooling unit and DIY space for a breadboard kit. Pi-top’s Raspberry Pi driven laptop has received a major upgrade with a new model with a slightly larger 14-inch, HD screen and a 6 to 8 hour […]
KDE Celebrates 21st Anniversary with New Updates of KDE Applications, Frameworks
Today, the KDE Project celebrates the 21st anniversary of the well-known and widely used desktop environment for GNU/Linux and UNIX-like operating systems with new releases of its KDE Frameworks and KDE Applications software stacks.
LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Linux Mint 18.2
The mission for a swap Linux conveyance for Linux Mint 13 LTS "Maya" Xfce proceeds. With this post comes a review of the most recent MATE version of Linux Mint. Particularly for consistent perusers of this blog,
Microsoft faces Dutch crunch over Windows 10 private data slurp
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Euros angry over privacy policyYet another European nation is turning up the heat on Microsoft for extracting heaps and heaps of telemetry and other intelligence from Windows 10 PCs.…
5 traits of good systems architecture
Two books helped me come to some sort of understanding about the art of being an architect. I read them a long time ago, but I still dip into them from time to time: 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know, by Richard Monson-Haefel; and Beautiful Architecture: Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software Design, by Diomidis Spinellis and Georgios Gousios.read more
10 open source Linux robots from car-bots to humanoids
Linux robots come in all shapes and sizes from rovers to chatty humanoids. Here are 10 intriguing terrestrial robot kits with open software and hardware. Back in 2014, we struggled to fill out our top 10 roundup of Linux-based robots and padded the list with conceptually similar autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles […]
Patents Are Turning BlackBerry and Nokia, Which Used Android, Into Anti-Android Fronts That Tax Android OEMs
The Canadian BlackBerry has sued BLU in the US only to compel it to pay 'protection' money; Nokia's patents are being scattered to trolls, which are doing something similar (without risking litigation themselves)
What is a firewall?
Network-based firewalls have become almost ubiquitous across US enterprises for their proven defense against an ever-increasing array of threats. A recent study by network testing firm NSS Labs found that up to 80% of US large businesses run a next-generation firewall. Firewalls act as a perimeter defense tool that monitor traffic and either allow it or block it.
RTV (Reddit Terminal Viewer) – A Simple Terminal Viewer For Reddit
RTV stands for Reddit Terminal Viewer which provides an interface to view and interact with reddit from your terminal.
Top 10 Open Source Linux Robots
Today, however, it’s easy to fill out a top 10 list of Linux-based terrestrial robots that are open source in both software and hardware. In fact, we were forced to leave a number of worthy projects waiting in the wings.
Linux-friendly embedded PC pours on the PoE
Aaeon’s rugged “Boxer-6639M” industrial PC supports 6th or 7th Generation Intel CPUs and provides 8x USB, 6x RS-232/422/485, 3x GbE, and 4x PoE ports. Over the last year, Aaeon has spun off a number of similar versions of its fanless, Linux-ready Boxer-6xxx line of fanless industrial PCs.
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