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September 5, 2014
Tropico 5 is highly anticipated for Linux gamers and one I have been personally waiting for. It sees you return to the island nation of Tropico for more madness.
A growing compilation of close to 350 Android applications that fail to perform SSL certificate validation over HTTPS has been put together by the CERT Coordination Center at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
Hackers are succeeding with what appears to be alarming regularity. But that may not be because they are smarter or even better trained than defenders, but because they think, and attack, more strategically
September 4, 2014
Apple might have avoided embarrassment this week over the egregious iCloud-hack-naked-celeb-gate if it had adopted a more open approach to security in the past. For instance, it could have started a formal programme to incentivise researchers to disclose bugs to the consumer tech behemoth. Such bug bounty programmes are incredibly simple: tech manufacturers pay those who responsibly hand over information on vulnerabilities.
Nitish began sharing his stories with us on open source in May this year. Then, he wrote another one in June and July. In his first article, he explained how to write secure code using Open Web Application Security Project guidelines. Next, Nitish compared three giants in open source content management—Drupal, Joomla, and Wordpress—based on these criteria: installation time and complexity, plugin and theme availability, ease of use, and customization and upgrades. Lastly (for now), Nitish shares his thoughts on Andriod's rise to popularity in the hearts of million through open source.
Ubuntu 14.10, nicknamed Utopic Unicorn, is coming in just a few months. Alpha releases have been available for some time but beta testing started last week, meaning code is generally stable enough for virtual machines and other testing scenarios. Ubuntu's current release cycle means that the main Ubuntu line usually sits out the first beta and 14.10 is no exception. There is no beta 1 for Ubuntu 14.10; instead this beta consists of a number of participating "flavors," whose betas are also now available.
Why Is Huffington Post Running A Multi-Part Series To Promote The Lies Of A Guy Who Pretended To Invent Email?
Back in 2012, we wrote about how The Washington Post and some other big name media outlets were claiming that a guy named V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai had "invented email" in 1978. The problem was that it wasn't even close to true and relied on a number of total misconceptions about email, software and copyright law. Ayyadurai and some of his friends have continued to play up the claim that he "invented" email, but it simply was never true, and it's reaching a level that seems truly bizarre. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140901/07280928386/huffpo-publishes-bizarre-misleading-factually-incorrect-multi-part-series-pretending-guy-invented-email-even-though-he-didnt.shtml
There are many solved problems in open source. Groupware is not one of them. How else would you explain the number of migrations that fail on average in groupware? The Swiss canton of Solothurn is just one example among many as a result of groupware vendors who have given up and transitioned to Outlook or the web to meet their needs. Kolab does things differently. For one, Outlook will never be the client for the Linux desktop. And, the web is a good answer for a lot of things, but not all.
Wallstone Creativity Desktop 0.95.3 is available. This (mostly) complete system, Powered by OpenSUSE, has plenty of tools for writing, editing, converting documents, scanning documents, handling images and photos, planning, and much more. In addition, if you work on audio or video projects, we're working on making your lives better as well, with programs like OpenShot and Cinelrella, Mixxx, and Audacity. The Wallstone Creativity Desktop wants to be YOUR favorite Linux distribution, so tell us what you'd like to see!
Ruth Suehle added to Ohio LinuxFest keynoter lineup: Yep, the Raspberry Pi queen and ruler of all she surveys in the realm of Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards group, Ruth has joined the list of keynoters for the October event in Columbus. Ruth participates in the Fedora Project and is co-author of “Raspberry Pi Hacks” (written with fellow Red Hatter Tom Callaway). She also leads discussions about open source principles at opensource.com, and serves as a senior editor at GeekMom.com.
I was lucky to be in Berlin with some colleagues earlier this month for the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival and associated fringe events. There’s really too much to distill into a short post—from Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, making the case for “Embracing the open opportunity," to Patrick Alley’s breathtaking accounts of how Global Witness uses information, to expose crime and corruption in countries around the world.
Many sysadmins still manage and troubleshoot various network configurations by using a combination of ifconfig, route, arp and netstat command-line tools, collectively known as net-tools. Originally rooted in the BSD TCP/IP toolkit, the net-tools was developed to configure network functionality of older Linux kernels. Its development in the Linux community so far has ceased since […]Continue reading...The post Linux TCP/IP networking: net-tools vs. iproute2 appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to set up a mail server in Ubuntu or Debian How to enable user authentication for a Postfix SMTP server with SASL How to monitor BGP sessions with Nagios How to set up Clam Antivirus, SpamAssassin and MailScanner on Ubuntu mail server How to set up a secure FTP service with vsftpd on Linux
One of the most common expressions that you will hear in the Linux community is platform fragmentation, and it's also one of the contra arguments that people spout when citing reasons not to get a Linux OS. I'm here to tell you why platform fragmentation is actually a good thing.
The academic paper is old—older than the steam engine, the pocket watch, the piano, and the light bulb. The first journal, Philosophical Transactions, was published on March 6, 1665. Now that doesn’t mean that the journal article format is obsolete—many inventions much older are still in wide use today. But after a third of a millennium, it’s only natural that the format needs some serious updating.read more
Here are answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions via Google's search engine. Is Linux better than Windows? Can Linux get viruses? What does Linux look like?
Mirantis, the world’s leading OpenStack company, today announced that strong growth in the first half of 2014 saw the company become the largest provider of OpenStack products and services for the telecommunications industry.
Cloud storage vendor Dropbox is hoping to expand its paid user base with new security and privacy features for shared data, as well as lower storage costs. What does it take to win the cloud storage wars? More storage at lower costs may be part of the answer, but so are powerful, user-friendly security and privacy features. That, at least, is what Dropbox is betting in the wake of a revamping of its premium cloud storage plan.