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In my last article, "Fancy Tricks for Changing Numberic Base", I explored the surprising ability of the Linux shell to convertnumeric bases on the fly, including this sweet little snippet that convertsFF hexadecimal into decimal notation:[code]$ echo $(( 0xFF ))255[/code]
Anatine is a Brand New Free, open-source Desktop Twitter App for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Anatine describes as a pristine Twitter app, which build with Electron framework and emulating mobile Twitter website on your desktop.
KDE's Thomas Pfeiffer has had the great honor of announcing the availability of the first public release of the Kirigami UI (User Interface) framework for building mobile and convergent applications.
The vulnerability resides in the design and implementation of RFC 5961, a relatively new Internet standard that's intended to prevent certain classes of hacking attacks. In fact, the protocol is designed in a way that it can easily open Internet users to so-called blind off-path attacks, in which hackers anywhere on the Internet can detect when any two parties are communicating over an active transmission control protocol connection. Attackers can go on to exploit the flaw to shut down the connection, inject malicious code or content into unencrypted data streams, and possibly degrade privacy guarantees provided by the Tor anonymity network.
10787 files changed, 612208 insertions, 272098 deletions and lots of doc updatesLinux overlord Linus Torvalds has loosed the first release candidate for version 4.8 of the Linux Kernel.…
Versalogic’s sandwich-style “Osprey” SBC offers Atom E3800 SoCs, dual GbE ports, dual mini-PCIe slots, MIL-STD-202G ruggedization, and -40 to 85°C support. Like Versalogic’s recent BayCat and earlier Bengal single-board computers, the Osprey is based on Intel’s “Bay Trail” Atom E38xx family of SoCs. Unlike those boards, which conform to 4.2 x 3.8-inch (107 x 97mm) […]
A startup on a shoestring budget is working to clean up the Android security mess, and has even demonstrated results where other "secure" Android phones have failed, raising questions about Google's willingness to address the widespread vulnerabilities that exist in the world's most popular mobile operating system.
Welcome to part 6 of our Linux Foundation Certified Engineer Training Course sneak peek blog. This is the last blog in this series, and today we will test our knowledge with quizzes and exercises. The answers are at the bottom.
Collabora's Mark Filion informs Softpedia about the latest progress done the by past and present Collabora developers on bringing the Intel graphics driver on par with its Windows equivalent.
FOSS (free and open source software) conferences are full of talks about how to improve your code, or how you manage your code, or what the latest and greatest languages and tools are. But a successful open source project is about more than good code. First, let's talk about what success is, because success isn't a guarantee.read more
Video editing and visual effects are two closely related fields. They're alsodominated by expensive proprietary software. There are open-sourcealternatives to some of these packages, and some of them stand up very wellby comparison.
If first impressions can be trusted, Manjaro Linux would seem to be a Linux lover's dream. But how much can you really tell about a distro on a short test drive?