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9 Ways to Harden Your Linux Workstation After Distro Installation

Mon, 2017-04-17 14:02
So far in this series, we’ve walked through security considerations for your SysAdmin workstation from choosing the right hardware and Linux distribution, to setting up a secure pre-boot environment and distro installation. Now it’s time to cover post-installation hardening.

How to boot an earlier kernel on Fedora

Mon, 2017-04-17 12:08
Fedora regularly offers an updated stable kernel for its users. This is just one of many reasons Fedora is a way to get the newest technology now. On rare occasions, though, a new kernel can bring an issue with it. You... Continue Reading →

Canonical sharpens post-Unity axe for 80-plus Ubuntu spinners

Mon, 2017-04-17 10:13
Shuttleworth returns as CEO. More than 80 Canonical workers are facing the axe as founder Mark Shuttleworth has takes back the role of chief executive officer.

Red Hats Ansible 2.3 DevOps tool released

Mon, 2017-04-17 08:19
Red Hat is steering its DevOps program into network management. Like most DevOps programs, Red Hat's Ansible doesn't require your IT staff to be coding wizards. It's meant to make server and cloud deployment and configuration easy.

DNS record will help prevent unauthorized SSL certificates

Mon, 2017-04-17 06:24
In a few months, publicly trusted certificate authorities will have to start honoring a special Domain Name System (DNS) record that allows domain owners to specify who is allowed to issue SSL certificates for their domains.

Top 5: Linux on a Chromebook, building DNS servers, VoIP on Raspberry Pi, and more

Mon, 2017-04-17 04:30
In this week's Top 5, we highlight putting Linux on a Chromebook, building your own DNS name servers, creating a VoIP (voice over IP) solution on a Raspberry Pi, comparing Python and Ruby for web development, and the top five programming languages for DevOps.

How to Install and Use MySQL Workbench As Your Database GUI

Mon, 2017-04-17 02:36
This article will walk you through the installation of MySQL Workbench as well as the steps necessary on your MySQL servers to enable connection from the new tool. I’ll be demonstrating this on a Ubuntu 16.10 desktop connecting to a Ubuntu 16.04 server.

Canonical Founder Mark Shuttleworth to Return as CEO, Jane Silber Stepping Down

Mon, 2017-04-17 00:41
Canonical CEO Jane Silber Steps announced that she's stepping down, passing the role of chief executive officer to Mark Shuttleworth.

Going to ApacheCon? Check out TomcatCon, a Mini-Conference Featuring Apache Tomcat

Sun, 2017-04-16 22:47
ApacheCon North America is only a few weeks away and will be happening May 16-18, 2017, in Miami. It’s particularly exciting this year because ApacheCon is going to be a little different. For one thing, there is a series of mini-conferences running in and around ApacheCon that you will not want to miss.

Android Candy: Facebook Everything?!?!

Sun, 2017-04-16 20:53
When Facebook decided its messenger app would be an entirely separateprogram from its regular app, I was ticked off. I didn't want to havea second application in order to send private messages. It seemed likea needless extra step. And, I stuck by that opinion until I realized I couldintegrate regular SMS and MMS messages into Facebook Messenger.

Comprehend X86 Assembly Language with Open Source Books

Sun, 2017-04-16 18:58
Assembly language is infrequently used by programmers nowadays, but there are still good reasons to learn the language. It is the most powerful computer programming language available.

Cutting Linux down to size

Sun, 2017-04-16 17:04
New tools like musl, toybox, and Clang are offering new techniques for shrinking the Linux kernel, file-system, and user space for IoT. At last year’s Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Sony’s Tim Bird warned that the stalled progress in reducing Linux kernel size meant that Linux was ceding the huge market in IoT edge nodes..........

This Week in Open Source: Heather Kirksey Nominated Finalist in WiC Awards, Ubuntus Uncertainty Continues & More

Sun, 2017-04-16 15:10
This week in open source and Linux news, The Linux Foundation/OPNFV's very own Heather Kirksey is recognized for her leadership as a finalist in Light Reading's WiC awards, Ubuntu's uncertainty grows, and more.

Ubuntu 17.04: The bittersweet Linux release

Sun, 2017-04-16 13:15
Ubuntu 17.04 is another solid desktop release, but Unity, its default desktop, is being retired. This new distribution[he]#039[/he]s real improvements are in its cloud and server versions.

Cloud-enabled WiFi router adds VPN and Dynamic DNS

Sun, 2017-04-16 11:21
Roqos has upgraded its Linux-based “Roqos Core” dual-band WiFi-ac router with a v.16 upgrade with VPN connections and Dynamic DNS. The Debian Linux driven Roqos Core router is now available with a v.1.6 upgrade that adds Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Dynamic DNS features.

Guide To Finding a Home-Based Linux Job

Sun, 2017-04-16 09:26
With the technology advancements that keep on evolving, locating a home-based Linux job is a lot of Linux engineers dream. Therefore, since it is of great interest to find this work arrangement for many engineers, how does one find such a position? The goal of this article is to hit on some high points that will hopefully help one locate this type of role.

An Important Linux Kernel Security Patch Is Available for CentOS 7, Update Now

Sun, 2017-04-16 07:32
CentOS maintainer Johnny Hughes has informed the community about the availability of yet another important kernel security update, this time for users of the CentOS Linux 7 operating system series.

Fedora Workstation: Get the features you want now

Sun, 2017-04-16 05:38
Christian Schaller is a long time free software contributor and advocate. He[he]#8217[/he]s also a manager of emerging platform development at Red Hat. The groups in this area include desktop engineering, where developers work on many GNOME features seen in Fedora.

Big Linux bug, low security concerns

Sun, 2017-04-16 03:43
A long-fixed bug in how Android and Linux handles UDP network connections has caused a lot of unnecessary worry.

How to Install and Set Up Rocket Chat, a Self-Hosted Alternative to Slack

Sun, 2017-04-16 01:49
For those who are looking for a self-hosted alternative to Slack, Rocket Chat is one of the best. Here’s how to install and set up Rocket Chat on your server.