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Happy birthday, GNOME: 8 reasons to love this Linux desktop

Wed, 2018-08-15 17:00
GNOME has been my favorite desktop environment for quite some time. While I always make it a point to check out other environments from time to time, there are some aspects of the GNOME desktop that are hard to live without. While there are many great desktop environments out there, GNOME feels like home to me. Here are some of the features I enjoy most about GNOME.read more

Election Websites, Backend Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms

Wed, 2018-08-15 16:03
Both adult and kid hackers demonstrated at DEF CON how the hackable voting machine may be the least of our worries in the 2018 elections.

Linux chage Command Tutorial for Beginners (6 Examples)

Wed, 2018-08-15 15:28
Linux command line offers several tools for user management (some of which we've already discussed). One such utility is chage, which lets you tweak password expiry information.

11-year-old shows it’s child’s play to mess with elections

Wed, 2018-08-15 12:29
11-year-old Emmett Brewer is too young to vote, but it turned out that he’s not too young to learn how to change election results on a replica of Florida’s state website… in under 10 minutes, mind you, as the Voting Village announced on Friday:

Git Quick Start Guide

Wed, 2018-08-15 11:15
If you have any experience with programming or just altering configfiles, I'm sure you've been dumbstruck by how one change you've made alongthe line affects the whole project. Identifying and isolating the problemwithout a version control system is often time- and energy-intensive,involving retracing your steps and checking all changes made before theunwanted behavior first occurred. A version control system is designedexplicitly to make that process easier and provide readable comparisons betweenversions of text.

Welcome Amy Keating, our incoming General Counsel

Wed, 2018-08-15 08:46
I’m excited to announce that Amy Keating will be joining us in September as Mozilla’s new General Counsel. Amy will work closely with me to help scale and reinforce our legal capabilities. She will be responsible for all aspects of Mozilla’s legal work including product counseling, commercial contracts, licensing, privacy issues and legal support to the Mozilla Foundation.

Three More Intel Chip Exploits Surface

Wed, 2018-08-15 07:32
Not that we needed it, but there's more evidence today that Intel has been playing fast and loose with security in order to stay ahead of the fast-chip competition. Today it was announced that there are three more Meltdown/Spectre-type Intel chip exploits. The vulnerability affects Intel's desktop, workstation, and server CPUs.

Linux 4.18 arrives fashionably late while Zorin OS shines up its Windows

Wed, 2018-08-15 06:17
Wanting some Linux love, but just can't let that Windows 10 desktop go? Come this way...Linux lovers have received a double load of delight this week with the emission of the 4.18 kernel and a refresh of Windows-wannabe Zorin OS.…

How to Install Prometheus and node_exporter on CentOS 7

Wed, 2018-08-15 05:03
Prometheus is an open source monitoring system that allows you to collect metrics from any configured target system. Prometheus implements a multi-dimensional data-model with powerful queries, great visualization, precise alerting, and comes with many integrations.

Git Basics - Git Series Part 1

Wed, 2018-08-15 03:49
This series will explain the purpose of git, how to clone GitHub repository, GitLab repository, or otherwise. How to view the changelog and how to revert to an older version of the repository, add and remove files, commit changes, update remote repositories, fetch most recent versions of a repo, and more. GUI front-ends will also be covered, as well as troubleshooting and how typical IDEs will handle source code files belonging to a git repo.

EPIC board boasts 4x GbE ports and PCIe x4

Wed, 2018-08-15 02:34
Aaeon is rolling out a new EPIC form-factor “EPIC-KBS9” SBC with 6th or 7th Gen Core S-series chips, 4x GbE ports, up to 32GB DDR3, and mini-PCIe and PCIe x4 expansion. Aaeon’s EPIC-KBS9 follows two other EPIC-KBS SBCs to support Intel’s 6th “Skylake” or 7th “Kaby Lake” generation S-Series processors: the EPIC-KBS7, which emphasized real-world [[he]#8230[/he]]

Why Isn't Blockchain Technology Adoption Soaring?

Wed, 2018-08-15 01:20
Two-and-a-half-years-ago when the Linux Foundation announced the creation of the blockchain-based Hyperledger Project, the hype was that blockchain was on its way to becoming the most disruptive technology since the internet. You might have noticed that hasn't happened yet.

How to Disable SELinux on CentOS 7

Wed, 2018-08-15 00:06
SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux) is a Linux kernel security module that allows administrators and users more control over access controls. In this tutorial we will show you how to disable SELinux on CentOS 7 systems.

Automating backups on a Raspberry Pi NAS

Tue, 2018-08-14 22:51
In the first part of this three-part series using a Raspberry Pi for network-attached storage (NAS), we covered the fundamentals of the NAS setup, attached two 1TB hard drives (one for data and one for backups), and mounted the data drive on a remote device via the network filesystem (NFS). In part two, we will look at automating backups. Automated backups allow you to continually secure your data and recover from a hardware defect or accidental file removal.read more

How to set the Gnome Default Terminal Emulator on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Tue, 2018-08-14 21:37
A terminal emulator is an application used to run bash commands, work with files, communicate with other computers, perform administrative tasks and configurations, etc., all in textual form. This tutorial will show you how to replace the default Gnome Terminal Emulator with Xterm.

Dropbox plans to drop encrypted Linux filesystems in November

Tue, 2018-08-14 20:23
Penguinistas mobilise against decision to support only EXT4Linux users are calling on Dropbox to reverse a decision to trim its filesystem support to unencrypted EXT4 only.…

HTTP request routing and validation with gorilla/mux

Tue, 2018-08-14 19:08
The Go networking library includes the http.ServeMux structure type, which supports HTTP request multiplexing (routing): A web server routes an HTTP request for a hosted resource, with a URI such as /sales4today, to a code handler; the handler performs the appropriate logic before sending an HTTP response, typically an HTML page. Here’s a sketch of the architecture:read more

5 of the Best Linux Educational Software and Games for Kids

Tue, 2018-08-14 17:54
Linux comes with plenty of educational software and games for kids. These are 5 of the best Linux educational software to keep your kids ahead of the game.

How To Install Asterisk on CentOS 7

Tue, 2018-08-14 16:40
This tutorial will guide you through the steps required to install Asterisk 15 on CentOS 7. Asterisk is the most popular and widely adopted open source PBX platform that powers IP PBX systems, conference servers and VoIP gateways. It is used by individuals, small businesses, large enterprises and governments worldwide.

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