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Basic HTTP Authentication with Nginx

Sat, 2016-08-13 11:39
This tutorial shows how you can use basic HTTP authentication with Nginx to password-protect directories on your server or even a whole website. This is the Nginx equivalent to basic HTTP authentication on Apache with .htaccess/.htpasswd.

Braswell Pico-ITX board features HDMI, SATA, GbE, M.2

Sat, 2016-08-13 09:45
IEI’s wide temperature “Hyper-BW” Pico-ITX SBC expands upon Intel’s Braswell chips with 2x mini-HDMI, 4x USB, and 2x serial, plus SATA, M.2, and GbE. IEI’s 100 x 72mm Hyper-BW recently showed up on an IEI product page with a “preliminary” tag, and without an announcement.

Is it wrong to use Microsoft products on Linux?

Sat, 2016-08-13 07:51
Whenever I write about Microsoft's change in attitude toward Linux, I get pushback from a segment of the Linux user community. That makes me wonder if it’s really ‘okay’ to use Microsoft products on Linux. If not, why?

Top 5: Building your own Git server, careers in open source, and more

Sat, 2016-08-13 05:56
In this week's Top 5, we highlight articles on Linux containers, the Vim text editor, building a Git server, open source project marketing, and advancing your career in open source.

Ubuntu Touch Mobile OS to Be Soon Rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Not Yakkety Yak

Sat, 2016-08-13 04:02
One of our readers was asking us last week if we have any news on when Ubuntu Touch will switch to a newer version of Ubuntu? The official answer came a few days ago from Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak.

Trends in corporate open source engagement

Sat, 2016-08-13 02:08
In 1998, I was part of SGI when we started moving to open source and open standards, after having been a long-time proprietary company. Since then, other companies also have moved rapidly to working with open source, and the use and adoption of open source technologies has skyrocketed over the past few years. Today company involvement in open source technologies is fairly mature and can be seen in the following trends:read more

How to Send and Receive Encrypted Data with GnuPG

Sat, 2016-08-13 00:13
The day has come where the security of your data—be it on a server, a work desktop, or your personal machine—is one of the single most important issues you can take on. Whether you’re hoping to secure company information or private email to clients, friends, and/or loved ones, you need to understand how to ensure your data cannot easily be read by the wrong people.

Three Weeks Until QtCon!

Fri, 2016-08-12 22:53
From 1 to 4 September 2016 the communities of KDE, Qt, FSFE, VideoLAN and KDAB join forces in Berlin for QtCon. The program consists of a mix of Qt trainings on day 1, unconference sessions, lightning talks and more than 150 in-depths talks on technical and community topics on days 2 to 4. Track topics range from KDE‘s Latest and Greatest, Testing and Continuous Integration and QtQuick to Free Software policies and politics, Community and Beyond code. Check out the program.

Which type of open source license do you prefer?

Fri, 2016-08-12 21:33
It's the age-old debate among open source enthusiasts—both developers and users alike: Which license to choose? For developers, the decision revolves around what kind of control they are willing to release to anyone wanting to modify the developer's code. For the user, the question is more about philosophy.read more

How to Run Linux on a Chromebook

Fri, 2016-08-12 20:13
Chromebooks may have started life as very basic laptops that were useless without an internet connection, but they’ve become more powerful and more useful with each passing year. Now, not only is it possible to run Linux on your Chromebook, you can access the operating system through a browser window.

How to Run Linux on a Chromebook

Fri, 2016-08-12 20:13
Chromebooks may have started life as very basic laptops that were useless without an internet connection, but they’ve become more powerful and more useful with each passing year. Now, not only is it possible to run Linux on your Chromebook, you can access the operating system through a browser window.

How to choose an open source music player

Fri, 2016-08-12 18:53
Linux offers an abundance of music players; how do you choose which one to use?read more

SourceClear's Commit Watcher

Fri, 2016-08-12 17:33
Someone accidentally commits private AWS keys to an open-source project andends up handing candy to a bitcoin miner.

What is copyleft?

Fri, 2016-08-12 16:13
If you've spent much time in open source projects, you have probably seen the term "copyleft" used. While the term is quite commonly used, many people don't understand it. Software licensing is the subject of at least as much heated debate as text editors or packaging formats. An expert understanding of copyleft would fill many books, but this article can be a starting point on your road to copyleft enlightenment.read more

When BSD and Ubuntu meet on the dance floor, magic should happen

Fri, 2016-08-12 14:53
The tag line is quite promising: The power of FreeBSD kernel with familiarity of Ubuntu OS.

10-core MediaTek Helio X30 SoC to include two Cortex-A73 cores

Fri, 2016-08-12 13:05
MediaTek’s Helio X30, due mid-2017, will likely be one of the first 10nm SoCs, and among the first to tap ARM’s new Cortex-A73 cores. MediaTek has revealed an upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip (SoC) that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017. The deca-core mobile SoC […]

Business users force Microsoft to back off Windows 10 PC kill plan

Fri, 2016-08-12 12:08
Support for Skylake kit extended until end of life for Windows 7 and 8.1Microsoft has backed down on its plan to hustle owners of certain PCs to Windows 10 by crimping support options.…

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