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How to Send and Receive SMS on Linux with KDE Connect

Thu, 2017-05-18 16:35
KDE Connect is a killer little app that allows your Linux PC to send and receive text messages through your Android phone. Learn how to install it on Ubuntu.

Sharing America's code

Thu, 2017-05-18 15:26
Alvand Salehi, senior technology advisor in the Office of the Federal CIO at the White House, delivered a keynote address at OSCON in early May to talk about the U.S. federal government's role in open source.read more

Imagine an Android Phone Without Linux Inside

Thu, 2017-05-18 14:18
Google has plans to replace Linux-based Android with its own built-from-scratch operating system, Fuchsia. Why? Mainly, it seems, to get away from the GPL.

Python Exception Handling

Thu, 2017-05-18 13:09
Python will let you know when you get your syntax wrong. It'll immediately fail and not allow your program to run. What about when your code has a different type of problem? Those are called exceptions, and they tend to be harder to catch. It's up to you to recognize situations where hey might come up and catch them to prevent your program from crashing altogether.

How Socrates taught me to talk to developers

Thu, 2017-05-18 12:00
When it comes to "most valuable tools for untying mental knots and figuring things out," two items appear at the top of my list.The first is this clip from Benny Hill about what happens when we make assumptions. I saw it on (the opposite of a flat-screen) TV as a child years ago, and still reflect on it several times weekly. Its message—operating by assumptions is unlikely to end well, so don't—hasn't failed me yet.read more

Linux Ransomware

Thu, 2017-05-18 10:52
A few people have asked me over the past week whether or not Linux is susceptible to ransomware attacks. While the answer is fairly straight forward, let's go over a couple things here first.

Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers to Host Twitter Q&A

Thu, 2017-05-18 09:43
On Thursday, June 1, The Linux Foundation will continue its series of Twitter chats entitled #AskLF featuring leaders at the organization. Previous chats were hosted by The Linux Foundation's Arpit Joshipura, GM of Networking & Orchestration and Clyde Seepersad, Manager of Training and Certifications.

Google's New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep

Thu, 2017-05-18 08:34
Recently, Google launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. The site runs deep and has several avenues worth investigating. Here is a tour and some highlights worth noting.

Canonical Readies Mesa 17.1.0 for Ubuntu 16.04 and 17.04, Here's How to Install

Thu, 2017-05-18 07:26
Canonical's Timo Aaltonen informs users of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating systems that they can now install the latest Mesa 17.1.0 3D Graphics Stack from the X-Updates PPA repository.

Tiny Snapdragon 820 module offers Linux, Android 7.0, and 9-axis MEMs

Thu, 2017-05-18 06:17
Mistral’s 51 x 26mm “820 Nano SOM” features a Snapdragon 820 SoC, up to up to 6GB LPDDR4 and 128GB storage, plus WiFi, BT, GPS, and a 9-axis MEMS. Bangalore, India-based Mistral Solutions, which has previously released a Nano SOM computer-on-module built around the i.MX6, has now launched an 820 Nano SOM that taps Qualcomm’s […]

elementary OS 0.4.1 Arrives with New AppCenter, Latest HWE from Ubuntu 16.04.2

Thu, 2017-05-18 05:09
Just a few moment ago, elementary OS developer and founder Daniel Foré announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first maintenance update to the elementary OS 0.4 "Loki" operating system.

The ultimate Linux Trojan horse: Windows Subsystem for Linux

Thu, 2017-05-18 04:00
Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu are now available in the Windows Store, making life easier for Windows-dominant organizations to run open source software.

Fanless, Linux-friendly Skylake mini-PC has dual M.2 slots

Thu, 2017-05-18 02:51
Aaeon’s “Nano-002N” mini-PC runs Fedora or Windows on Intel’s dual-core Skylake-U CPUs, and offers dual HDMI and GbE ports, 4x USB 3.0, and M.2 expansion. Aaeon’s Nano-002N follows its Intel 5th Gen “Broadwell” based Nano-001N, which has an identical 150 x 125 x 55mm footprint, and is similarly powered from a Nano-ITX mainboard. The fanless […]

Simplify expense reports with Smart Receipts

Thu, 2017-05-18 01:43
For a lot of professionals, summer brings opportunities to travel to conferences; with professional travel comes the pain of expense reports. From experience, I can tell you that as much of a pain as it is to keep track of things as you go, sorting through a pile of receipts and dealing with them later is even more painful! So this month, I[he]#039[/he]ll be showing you a great open source app for Android and iOS that helps you track expenses as you go and even put together your expense report at the end of the trip.read more

Improving Internet Security through Vulnerability Disclosure

Thu, 2017-05-18 00:34
Supporting the PATCH Act for VEP Reform ? Today, Mozilla sent a letter to Congress in support of the Protecting Our Ability to Counter Hacking Act (PATCH Act) that was … Read moreThe post Improving Internet Security through Vulnerability Disclosure appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

Possible Protections To Take Against WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Wed, 2017-05-17 23:25
?Last week Windows users suffered a ransomware attack at a global scale and had their files encrypted. The attackers demanded a payment of $600 worth in bitcoins decrypt all the users' files. This is one of the biggest ransomware attacks recorded and still growing. Read the complete article published yesterday on LinuxAndUbuntu. In this article, we will talk about some of the possible actions one can take against this ransomware.

What's the point of DevOps?

Wed, 2017-05-17 22:17
Think about the last time you tried to change a personal habit. You likely hit a point where you needed to alter the way you think and make the habit less a part of your identity. This is difficult—and you're only trying to change your own ways of thinking.So you may have tried to put yourself in new situations. New situations can actually help us create new habits, which in turn lead to new ways of thinking.read more

OpenStack Gets...Easier

Wed, 2017-05-17 21:08
Although the promise of OpenStack and private cloud is huge, and still largely in front ofus, the one challenge we've heard from people wanting to try it is "It's a bear!"Its reputation, whether or not well-deserved, is one of being a real challenge for evenskilled IT people to install and deploy.

10 Linux Cat Command Examples for Beginners

Wed, 2017-05-17 20:00
If you a regular Linux command line user, I am sure you must have used the cat command. The tool is mostly used for displaying contents of a file, although it provides many other small but useful features. In this article, we will discuss the cat command in detail, explaining some of its key features.

How To Configure iptables Firewall In Linux

Wed, 2017-05-17 18:51
?Iptables is a great firewall included in the netfilter framework of Linux. A firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.