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Google Developer Kees Cook Details The Linux Kernel Self-Protection Project

Mon, 2016-09-12 23:36
At the Linux Security Summit last month, Google developer Kees Cook shared the current workings of the Kernel Self-Protection Project (KSPP). The project, he said, goes beyond user space and even beyond kernel integrity. The idea is to implement changes to help the kernel protect itself.

How to Install Ghost Blog Software with Apache and SSL on Ubuntu 16.04

Mon, 2016-09-12 22:39
Ghost is a powerful Open Source publishing and blog platform that is beautifully designed and easy to use. Ghost is written in javascript and uses node.js as runtime environment. This tutorial shows the installation of the Ghost Blog software with Apache and SSL on Ubuntu 16.04.

Xen Project patches serious virtual machine escape flaws

Mon, 2016-09-12 21:42
The Xen Project has fixed four vulnerabilities in its widely used virtualization software, two of which could allow malicious virtual machine administrators to take over host servers.

Five Linux Server Distros Worth Checking Out

Mon, 2016-09-12 20:45
Pretty much any of the nearly 300 Linux distributions you'll find listed on Distrowatch can be made to work as servers. Since Linux's earliest days, users have been provisioning "all purpose" distributions such as Slackware, Debian and Gentoo to do heavy lifting as servers for home and business. That may be fine for the hobbyist, but its a lot of unnecessary work for the professional.

8 best practices for building containerized applications

Mon, 2016-09-12 19:48
Containers are a major trend in deploying applications in both public and private clouds. But what exactly are containers, why have they become a popular deployment mechanism, and how will you need to modify your application to optimize it for a containerized environment?read more

TuxCut - A Tool To Protect Linux Against arpspoof Attacks

Mon, 2016-09-12 18:50
TuxCut is an open source program that protects Linux computers against arpspoof attacks and also helps to block unwanted users on the network. Tuxcut is an alternative of Windows tool NetCut which is used for the same purpose of blocking unwanted users from the network. It is written in Python/Qt4 using PySide binding.

KDE Returns Home, QtCon Talks Videos Available

Mon, 2016-09-12 17:53
KDE has finished its fantastic week, celebrating 20 years of hacking and freedom fighting together with Qt, VLC and FSFE in Berlin. We finished our week with a fun day trip to Pfaueninsel, Berlin[he]#039[/he]s Peacock Island.Videos from many of the talks are now available to download with the rest being added in the coming weeks. They are also linked from the conference program with slides, where available.

CodeLathe FileCloud Google Chrome Extension

Mon, 2016-09-12 16:56
Nearly everyone in today's enterprises is connected throughout the dayto a web browser, of which anywhere from 44–71% are Google Chrome.Seeking to make this vast number of users' work more productive isdeveloper CodeLathe, whose new "amazingly easy-to-use" FileCloudextension for Google Chrome enables users to save documents, images andscre

Global citizens unite to improve housing with open design and development

Mon, 2016-09-12 15:59
Mass-scale collaboration in free and open source software has proven so successful the concept has expanded to free and open source hardware. A strong case can be made that the area of hardware with the most promise for an open source approach is appropriate technology (AT).read more

How we used Linux

Mon, 2016-09-12 15:02
How BubbleAutomation used Linux to innovate in a industry with a reluctantly to change.

Linus Torvalds Announces the Release of Linux Kernel 4.8 RC6, One More to Go

Mon, 2016-09-12 14:04
It's still Sunday in the U.S., so Linus Torvalds just published his weekly announcement to unleash yet another Release Candidate (RC) development snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel series.

4 desktop note-taking applications for getting stuff done

Mon, 2016-09-12 13:07
In a previous article, I looked at four web-based alternatives to Evernote. I realize, however, that not everyone wants or needs to have their notes available on the web. Many people just want to do everything locally on their computers.That's not a problem since there are more than a few open source note taking applications for your desktop. In this article, I take a look at four of those applications.read more

Samba 4.5 Is a Massive Release That Improves Security, Adds Many New Features

Mon, 2016-09-12 12:10
Samba 4.5 has been released and it is the latest, newest stable branch of the widely-used, free, cross-platform, and open-source software project that re-implements the SMB/CIFS networking protocol on UNIX-like platforms.

Affordable Electronics Board Showdown: Raspberry Pi Zero vs. C.H.I.P.

Mon, 2016-09-12 09:59
Hobbyists latched on to the idea of micro-sized, Linux-capable computers. Since the launch of the first Raspberry Pi, we’ve seen several revisions to the Raspberry Pi, and many other similar electronics boards.

Affordable Electronics Board Showdown: Raspberry Pi Zero vs. C.H.I.P.

Mon, 2016-09-12 09:59
Hobbyists latched on to the idea of micro-sized, Linux-capable computers. Since the launch of the first Raspberry Pi, we’ve seen several revisions to the Raspberry Pi, and many other similar electronics boards.

Bodhi 4.0 Linux OS Gets a Second Alpha Build, Remains Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Mon, 2016-09-12 07:47
Bodhi Linux developer Jeff Hoogland is pleased to announce the release of the second Alpha development snapshot of his upcoming Bodhi 4.0.0 GNU/Linux distribution.

IBM Claims new Linux X86 killer server can do the impossible

Mon, 2016-09-12 05:36
Brace up for the new Linux-based all-powerful lineup that has been said to be capable of doing just about anything. According to IBM who made the announcement, the new X86 based servers are made with heavy computing in mind.

Linux From Scratch and BLFS 7.10 Books Released to Support GCC 6.2.0, Glibc 2.24

Mon, 2016-09-12 03:24
Bruce Dubbs from the Linux From Scratch project, which let users build their own Linux-based operating systems from scratch, proudly announced the release of the LFS 7.10 and BLFS 7.10 books.

Dstat – Versatile resource statistics tool for Linux

Mon, 2016-09-12 01:30
Dstat – versatile tool for generating system resource statistics & replacement for vmstat, iostat, netstat and ifstat. Dstat is another handy tool for monitoring systems during performance tuning tests, benchmarks or troubleshooting. It overcomes some of other tools limitations and adds some extra features, more counters and flexibility.

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