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If you're a IT specialist I would suggest trying out Cyborg Linux.

Reddit - Tue, 2016-04-26 07:36

http://cyborg.ztrela.com/ I've been using it for about a year or so now and I like it better then Backtrack and Black Box. Tell me your thoughts.

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Active drive-by exploits critical Android bugs, care of Hacking Team

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-26 07:16
An ongoing drive-by attack is forcing ransomware onto Android smartphones by exploiting critical vulnerabilities in older versions of Google's mobile operating system still in use by millions of people, according to research scheduled to be published Monday...

ELI5: Ubuntu Universe security issues

Reddit - Tue, 2016-04-26 06:56

So I read most of the comments here on this article and honestly, it just confused me more.

Some say Canonical rebuilds the Universe packages in the next cycle from Debian Testing (which should fix the security issues of apps in that repository like VLC). On the other hand, there are mentions of the packages being not supported at all after 9 months, etc.

I am just plain confused. Can someone please give some context and ELI5? I was under the impression that everything in LTS is you know, long term supported.

I just love Ubuntu, it has been rock solid for me since my Linux start but if those security issues are really concerning, I wouldn't mind considering switching to OpenSuse or Fedora.

Edit: Also if this security issue is true and it really means that apart from Main, everything is only supported for 9 months, what then is the major difference between Ubuntu LTS releases and non-LTS ones? I will simply just keep updating to newer versions and be equally stable and secure then! Correct?

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How to change timezone on Linux

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-26 06:19
If the default timezone of your Linux system is not correct, you need to correct it to get accurate local time. Note that configuring NTP is not a solution for an incorrect timezone as NTP itself does not handle timezones. NTP handles time data in UTC, and actual local time is calculated by adding the local time zone offset.

Should beginners install Kali Linux on their computers?

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-26 05:21
Also in today's open source roundup: Black Lab Linux 7.6 released, and the meaning of Bash on Microsoft's Windows operating system.

Certified OpenStack administrator exam now available

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-26 04:24
At the OpenStack Summit, the OpenStack Foundation announced the general availability of its Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam.

Setting Up The Radeon Open Compute Platform On Linux

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-04-26 04:00
Now that the Radeon Open Compute platform reached v1.0, if you are wanting to try out this ROCm platform with a Volcanic Islands GPU here is a guide...

Five of the Best Productivity Tools for Linux

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-04-26 04:00

Linux.com: General office productivity tools are those that enable you to work with documents and files and keep an efficient day-to-day work flow. Some might think these tools would be missing from the Linux ecosystem. I am happy to report, the naysayers are wrong.

Introducing the extra wallpapers for Fedora 24

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-26 03:27
In the Fedora 24 alpha release, you could preview an early version of the default wallpaper for Fedora 24. Each release, the Fedora Design team collaborates with the Fedora community to release a set of 16 additional backgrounds to install and... Continue Reading →

Linux Noob

Reddit - Tue, 2016-04-26 03:20

I've primarily been exposed to the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. But now I want to learn about Linux. Specifically CentOS. This is so I can be well rounded and more marketable.

What are some good books or websites that I can read, that would be very beneficial?

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Firefox 46.0 Is Ready To Ship, GTK3 Support Appears Finally Baked

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-04-26 03:04
Firefox 46 won't be formally announced until the morning, but in usual fashion the source and various platform binaries have appeared this evening. Firefox 46 is another significant update from the folks at Mozilla...

Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3 Officially Released, PINE64 Port Coming Soon

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-26 02:33

Chromium OS for SBC project, through Dylan Callahan, informs Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of the Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers.

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Roundup of community backed x86 hacker SBCs

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-26 02:32

The first community supported x86 hacker SBCs not backed by Intel or AMD are pricier than most ARM SBCs, but offer faster CPUs and competitive power drain.

The first x86-based community supported hacker SBCs not backed by Intel or AMD have reached market, offering higher prices than most ARM SBCs, but featuring faster processors and competitive power consumption. The Kickstarter-backed newcomers, all of which run Linux or Android, include the now-shipping JaguarBoard, the soon to ship UP board, and the Udoo X86, due in November.

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How to Test Mir and Unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-26 02:30
So, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is finally here and many of us are already getting our hands dirty with the final version of the most popular distribution that is using the X window system. While this long-term support release does look good, the upcoming major changes planned for Ubuntu 16.10 have generated great excitement.

Microsoft Explains More About Their Windows Subsystem For Linux

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-04-26 02:03
At the end of March was the announcement about Ubuntu's user-space coming to Windows 10 via the Windows Subsystem for Linux implemented in the Windows kernel. There's a new Microsoft blog post explaining more of the inner-workings of WSL...

The Death of RoboVM

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-26 01:33
Microsoft recently made a big noise about its love and support ofthe Open Source community (especially Linux), but while it's makingconcrete steps toward improving its support for FOSS projects, itsmotives may not be entirely altruistic.

Tiny ARM9 COM and SBC support dual Ethernet and CAN

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-26 01:19

Boardcon’s 40 x 40mm “MINI287” COM runs Linux on an NXP i.MX287 SoC, offers dual Ethernet and CAN ports, and is also available as a sandwich-style SBC.

Thanks to the cost and power consumption sensitivities of the IoT market, old-time ARM9 system-on-chips continue to arrive in new embedded boards. Boardcon’s tiny (40 x 40mm) MINI287 computer-on-module taps the NXP/Freescale i.MX287, the highest-end member of the power-sipping i.MX28x SoC family, differentiated by its dual CAN interfaces, dual Ethernet ports, and L2 switch support. Boardcon recently released an Android-ready MINI3288 COM based on a Rockchip RK3288 SoC.

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