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September 15, 2014
It seems like for governments, openness is one of those things that "says easy, does hard"
Freenode's IRC server was compromised and passwords were likely sniffed by unidentified hackers, prompting a warning to users that they should reset their passwords as a precaution.
Data.gov has taken open source to heart. Beyond just providing open data and open source code, the entire process involves open civic engagement. All team ideas, public interactions, and new ideas (from any interaction) are cross-posted and entered in Github. These are tracked openly and completed to milestones for full transparency. We also recently redesigned the website at Data.gov through usability testing and open engagement on Github.read more
About eight years ago, I started lobbying to bring more Linux and open source software to high schools and higher IT vocational institutions in the Netherlands and Belgium. Here's how I did it and what you can learn from it to do the same where you live.read more
Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications or frameworks. Mesos is a open source software originally developed at the University of California at Berkeley. It sits between the application layer and the operating system and makes it easier to deploy and manage applications in large-scale clustered environments more efficiently. It can run many applications on a dynamically shared pool of nodes. Prominent users of Mesos include Twitter, Airbnb, MediaCrossing, Xogito and Categorize.read more
This tutorial describes how to install KDE Plasma 5 framework on Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, Kubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17 KDE Edition.
Anyone who does a bit of online shopping knows that one of the most important rules to get the best deal possible is to look for the product you want on multiple shopping platforms. For example, buying a used book on Amazon is easy, and buying the same on eBay might be cheaper. You also […]Continue reading...The post How to monitor online prices on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins
The NSW Police and Singapore's PCS Security Pte Ltd have been named as buyers of FinFischer malware, along with the intelligence arms of the Hungarian, Italian, and Bosnian governments... Singaporean company PCS Security is alleged to have parted with €3.2 million for FinFisher malware, which is claimed by WikiLeaks to be able to operate under all major desktop and mobile operating systems, namely Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile.
“Our production value continues to improve with each video and tutorial we create,” Jared wrote. “‘Superusers: The Legendary GNU/LINUX Show’ is leagues ahead of our first episode, ‘What is a Robot?’ The ten computer science videos proposed in our Indiegogo campaign will only be better. We will focus on improving our script writing, fine-tuning the balance of education and entertainment, incorporating more animations, and refining our audio/visual production techniques.” So far, they’ve created videos under the subject headings Computer Science, Linux, Web Development and Python.
The days of free and open source software being something that only pasty white guys living in their moms’ basements cared about are long gone. Today, the FOSS movement is absolutely huge, with even big companies buying into the concept thanks to the cost savings and beneficial functionality offered by increasingly competitive and polished FOSS options.
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 14-Sept-2014[/b]The big story this past week had to do with Net Neutrality. Google once in partnership with Verizon and essentially against it have now changed their minds and Larry Cafiero told us why many sites participated in a "Internet Slowdown" in protest to the coming throttles to our access speed to it on Wednesday. Carla Schroder shows us how to build a Linux Server and 30 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu. Enjoy!
Linux creator Linus Torvalds is well-known for his strong opinions on many technical things. But when it comes to systemd, the init system that has caused a fair degree of angst in the Linux world, Torvalds is neutral.
September 14, 2014
As a de-facto packet capture tool, tcpdump provides flexible packet filtering capabilities. The libpcap packet capture engine which tcpdump is based upon supports standard packet filtering rules such as 5-tuple packet header (source/destination IP addresses/ports and IP protocol type) filtering.
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com.Top 5 articles of the week#5. Three Drupal education distros reviewedread more