The digiKam developers were proud to announce the release of the second maintenance update to the digiKam 5 latest stable series of the free and open source RAW image editor for GNU/Linux operating systems.
After releasing the LXDE edition of wattOS 10 at the beginning of the month, developer Ronald Ropp now announced the availability of the Microwatt Edition, which includes less of everything when compared to its bigger brother.
It costs a lot of money to open source a mature piece of commercial software, even if all you are doing is "throwing a tarball over the wall." That's why companies abandoning software they no longer care about so rarely make it open source, and those abandoning open source projects rarely move them to new homes that benefit others.
If all you have thought about is the eventual outcome, you may be surprised how expensive it is to get there.
Hey, im new to linux. I got intrested in it by the various things it can do, lack or virus's, Open-source Leading to many alternative distros. As of now im on Ubuntu but I want to try more. But mostly the penetration testing linux distros, now if im not sure if you need a good pc or not. The reason i wondered this is because I couldnt find any answers on google
just remember Im new So dont get me wrong if I asked a question that annoyed. Any help?
And if It doesnt matter if my pc is slow or not just recommend me Penetration testing distros otherwisesubmitted by /u/11StormFonx11
This month The Queue answers the question "How can I get programmers to join our project?"
As some of may know already, rumors of NSA backdoors in windows and mac have been running around in tech and hacking circles since the 90's The first alleged attempt was in 2003 and is documented here http://freedom-to-tinker.com/2013/10/09/the-linux-backdoor-attempt-of-2003/
Another suspected attempted was from code planted in openssl software in debian, which serves as a upstream for most linux distros that is documented here https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2013/09/20/software-transparency-debian-openssl-bug/
A third attempt came to light in 2013 when linus torvalds father came forward and said the NSA had approached linus directly documented here http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/11/nsa-ask-linus-torvalds-include-backdoors-linux-father-says-yes
This was later confirmed by linus himself in a tongue and check manner documented here http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/19/linux_backdoor_intrigue/
Now this would sound like paranoia, but I recommend reading this as well, a report in the new yorker about edward snowden on the NSA's capabilities http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/how-the-n-s-a-cracked-the-web
stay tinfoiled friends.submitted by /u/Kirk_Ernaga
The developer of the Debian-based Robolinux computer operating system announced the release of the sixth maintenance update to the Robolinux 8 LTS "Raptor" series of his GNU/Linux distribution.
It's still Sunday in U.S. so Linus Torvalds has just published his weekly announcement to inform us all about the availability of the eighth and last RC (Release Candidate) development snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel.
The tool has gone through a number of iterations over the years, extending its capabilities to assess the infrastructure requirements of ever-more virtual desktops along the way while also keeping up with changes to VMware's Horizon and Citrix's XenDesktop.
But Leibovici says he's now sufficiently busy that “Unfortunately I find myself without time to maintain the VDI calculator, therefore I decided that the best outcome would be to open-source the app and let the community drive maintenance and innovation.”
Hence its publication under an Apache 2.0 licence here on GitHub.
After being in development for the past eleven months, the next major release of the lightweight, Qt-based LXQt desktop environment has been officially released and it's available for download.
Today, September 25, 2016, 4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of a new, updated version of his popular, independent, free, and open source Antivirus Live CD.
Ubuntu comes with a lot of quality software pre-installed. Unfortunately, the default web browser, Mozilla Firefox, has been on the decline -- it is slow and clunky. On Linux, Google Chrome is now the top web browser, and it is the best way to experience Adobe Flash content too (if you still need it).
Installing Google Chrome on the Linux-based operating system is not totally straightforward. This is unfortunate, as the search-giant's web browser is an important part of having an overall quality experience on Ubuntu. Don't worry, however, as we will help you to both install the wonderful Google Chrome and uninstall the disappointing Mozilla Firefox.
A few minutes ago, the development team behind the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux computer operating system announced that new security fixes are now available for the Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik" release.