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How to Hack a Presidential Election

Sat, 2016-10-22 17:57
According to Donald Trump, "the US Presidential Election is rigged!" Unfortunately, that's easier to do than you might like to think.

Yocto driven camera design taps octa-core Snapdragon

Sat, 2016-10-22 15:57
Qualcomm and Thundercomm unveiled a Linux-supported, 4K camera reference design with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 and video analytics software. Qualcomm and hardware partner Thundercomm Technology announced an IP Connected Camera reference design called the Snapdragon 625 IP Camera built around its 14nm-fabricated, octa-core Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip. This is Qualcomm’s first Connected Camera design to […]

How to install Redis and Redis-PHP in DirectAdmin CentOS Linux VPS

Sat, 2016-10-22 14:03
The following article will show you how to install Redis and Redis-PHP in a DirectAdmin CentOS Linux VPS.

Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

Sat, 2016-10-22 12:09
Cisco's Talos team has developed an open-source tool that can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

This Week in Open Source News: Blockchain Tech Can Help Ease the Refugee Experience, Nasdaq to Provide OSS Platform, & More

Sat, 2016-10-22 10:14
This week in open source and Linux news, The executive director of The Hyperledger Project explains how blockchain can help refugees identify themselves, Nasdaq group to provide OSS platform to investors, and more! Read on to get caught up on the most important recent news!

An Introduction to MySQL

Sat, 2016-10-22 08:20
At some point in your life as a Linux administrator, you’re going to have to work with a database. And because you’re working with the Linux platform, chances are high that database will be MySQL.

Top 5: Twitter on the command line, deep learning, Apache Kafka, and more

Sat, 2016-10-22 06:26
In this week's Top 5, we highlight a chat bot that helps employees learn DevOps culture, lessons from the history of open source, Apache Kafka's influence on Big Data, an intro to deep learning, and command-line Twitter clients.

DDOS Attack On Internet Infrastructure

Sat, 2016-10-22 04:31
There's been another big DDOS attack, this time against the infrastructure of the Internet. It began at 7:10 a.m. EDT today against Dyn, a major DNS host, and was brought under control at 9:36 a.m. Many of the sites affected are among the most trafficked on the web, and included CNN, Twitter, PayPal, Pinterest and Reddit to name a few. The developer community was also touched, as GitHub was also made unreachable.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Is Coming to Linux on November 3, Ported by Feral Interactive

Sat, 2016-10-22 02:37
After giving us Mad Max, today UK-based video game publisher Feral Interactive made another awesome announcement for GNU/Linux gamers: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming on the 3rd of November.

How to install Wordpress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Sat, 2016-10-22 00:43
This tutorial describes the steps to install WordPress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM on Ubuntu 16.04 Server. HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine) is a just-in-time compiler developed by Facebook to run applications that are written in PHP and Hack language. HHVM is faster than the traditional PHP engine from ZEND and is used by Facebook to serve billions of web requests per day.

Five Cool Alternative? Open Source Linux Shells

Fri, 2016-10-21 23:28
We are going to look at some of the available Linux shells out there that users have access to free of charge since they are open source, they come in a number of different licenses and this mainly depends on the software creator but in essence one doesn’t have to pay to use the system; so that a major plus in whichever way we look at it.

Getting started with Inkscape on Fedora

Fri, 2016-10-21 22:14
Inkscape is a popular, full-featured, free and open source vector graphics editor available in the official Fedora repositories. It’s specifically tailored for creating vector graphics in the SVG format. Inkscape is great for creating and manipulating pictures and illustrations. It’s also... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu MATE, Not Just a Whim

Fri, 2016-10-21 21:00
I've stated for years how much I dislike Ubuntu's Unity interface. Yes,it's become more polished through the years, but it's just not an interface thatthinks the same way I do. That's likely because I'm old and inflexible,but nevertheless, I've done everything I could to avoid using Unity, whichusually means switching to Xubuntu.

A look inside the 'blinky flashy' world of wearables and open hardware

Fri, 2016-10-21 19:45
While looking at the this year's All Things Open event schedule, a talk on wearables and open hardware caught my eye: The world of the blinky flashy. Naturally, I dug deeper to learn what it was all about.Though Gina Linkins and Jen Krieger of Red Hat would like to leave a few surprises for the lucky folks who attend their talk, they told me they can promise at least the following:read more

The Dirty Cow Linux bug: A silly name for a serious problem

Fri, 2016-10-21 18:31
With attacks in the wild reported, you need to fix this Linux bug as soon as possible.

Microsoft CEO Offers SQL Server for Linux Update

Fri, 2016-10-21 17:17
Microsoft’s (MSFT) forthcoming SQL Server for Linux is more than a one-product development. The effort also is very important to Microsoft’s advanced analytics development, according to CEO Satya Nadella.

MySQL and database programming for beginners

Fri, 2016-10-21 16:02
Dave Stokes has been using MySQL for more than 15 years and has served as its community manager since 2010. At All Things Open this year, he'll give a talk about database programming for newbies with MySQL.In this interview, he previews his talk and shares a few helpful resources, required skills, and common problems MySQL beginners run into.read more

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided arrives on SteamOS & Linux on November 3rd

Fri, 2016-10-21 14:48
Seriously, what the heck Feral Interactive! First Dawn of War II, then Mad Max and very quickly after Deus Ex: Mankind Divided! This is amazing news for Linux gaming.

What is deep learning, and why should you care about it?

Fri, 2016-10-21 13:34
Whether it's Google's headline-grabbing DeepMind AlphaGo victory, or Apple's weaving of "using deep neural network technology" into iOS 10, deep learning and artificial intelligence are all the rage these days, promising to take applications to new heights in how they interact with us mere mortals.read more

Fedora 26 Linux to Retire the Synaptics Driver for a Better Touchpad Experience

Fri, 2016-10-21 12:19
Red Hat's Fedora Program Manager Jan Kurik informed the Fedora Linux community about an upcoming system-wide change proposal for the Fedora 26 release.