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How often do people actually look through and "audit" the code in open source?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-06-17 03:18

So this is something I find fascinating: I keep hearing of how open source means safer because people can look through the code for anything malicious.

But how often and carefully ARE people looking through the code?

I imagine the kernel itself and various other marquee projects undergo rigorous scrutiny...but I can't imagine that everything I'm using on my machine has been combed through by a third party.

Or is this a dirty secret that most stuff really isn't looked at, let alone audited properly.

I'd be more interested in learning about this aspect of FOSS.

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Scientific Audio Processing, Part I - How to read and write Audio files with Octave 4.0.0 in Ubuntu

LXer - Fri, 2016-06-17 03:02
Octave, the equivalent software to Matlab in Linux, has a number of functions and commands that allow the acquisition, recording, playback and digital processing of audio signals for entertainment applications, research, medical, or any other science areas. In this tutorial, we will use Octave V4.0.0 in Ubuntu and will start reading from audio files through writing and playing signals to emulate sounds used in a wide range of activities.

Linux Tutorial: Learn how to disguise not only your networked services but also your Linux servers themselves

LXer - Fri, 2016-06-17 02:14
Making your servers invisible on the network reduces the chance of attack significantly.

10 Basic Linux Commands That Every Linux Newbies Should Remember

LXer - Fri, 2016-06-17 01:27
Linux has a big impact on our Lives. At least, your android phone has Linux kernel on it. However, getting started with Linux just make you discomfort for the first time. Because on Linux, you usually should use terminal commands instead of just clicking the launcher icon (as you did on Windows). But don't worry, We will give you 10 basic Linux commands & important commands that will help you get started.

It's Finally Coming, Fedora 24 Linux Has Been Approved for Landing on June 21

LXer - Fri, 2016-06-17 00:30
Yes, it's finally coming, the highly anticipated Fedora 24 Linux operating system has been approved for landing next week, June 21, 2016, when users can start upgrading their current Fedora 23 installations.

Microsoft Azure Brings CoreOS Linux to China

Linux.com - Fri, 2016-06-17 00:01

CoreOS Linux, an open source Linux operating system, is now available in China. Microsoft Azure operator 21Vianet has become the first officially supported cloud provider to offer CoreOS Linux in China. Until now, many Chinese organizations have deployed CoreOS Linux internally, on their own.

Bringing Raspberry Pi to schools in Tanzania

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-06-17 00:00

RaspberryPi is helping people around the world

Intel Is Insanely Close To Showing Off OpenGL 4.5 With Their Mesa Driver

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-06-16 23:52
It could really be any day now that the Intel i965 Mesa DRI driver exposes OpenGL 4.5 support!..

Koschei: Reducing bugs and saving time

LXer - Thu, 2016-06-16 23:45
Koschei is a continuous integration service for RPM packages. It helps developers fix bugs as fast as possible. It tracks package dependency changes in Rawhide, the bleeding-edge, development version of Fedora. Packages whose dependencies change too much are rebuilt. Koschei logs... Continue Reading →

Setup DHCP server on ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-06-16 23:00

UbuntuGeek: A DHCP Server assigns IP addresses to client computers.

How do I enable Internet connection sharing through Ethernet on Ubuntu 15.10?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-06-16 22:31

I am thinking about installing Ubuntu on my mid 2010 macbook white model(which is why I dont want anything heavier than 15.10) but I need to know how to do ICS because that is how I get internet on my PC.

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Annoy /r/linux in one sentence

Reddit - Thu, 2016-06-16 22:26

Title explains it all

(Prompt idea stolen from here)

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A Conversation With the Award-Winning Rikki Endsley

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-06-16 22:00

FOSSforce: Rikki Endsley is modest enough that calling her "the award-winning Rikki Endsley" makes her blush.

Entroware Releases Powerful Linux Gaming Laptop with Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 16.04

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-06-16 21:45

Today, June 16, 2016, Entroware, a British hardware manufacturer known for building laptops with Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE GNU/Linux operating system pre-installed, had the great pleasure to inform Softpedia about an exciting new product.

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Fedora 24 Is Cleared For Landing Next Week

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-06-16 21:29
After being challenged by multiple delays this release cycle, Fedora 24 was given the go-ahead to be released next week...


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