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FOSSA’s build analysis in fossa-cli now available as open source

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:37
FOSSA is open sourcing their dependency analysis infrastructure on GitHub.

GitHub's Atom Hackable Text Editor Gets Performance, Responsiveness Improvements

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 19:37
GitHub released a new stable version of their open-source and cross-platform Atom hackable text editor with a bunch of enhancements, bug fixes, a new Electron version, as well as performance and responsiveness improvements.

Zorin OS 12.3 Linux Distro Released: Download The Perfect Windows Replacement

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 14:06
Calling itself a replacement for Windows and macOS, Zorin OS has been established as a beginner-friendly option that offers a smooth ride while making the transition. The latest Zorin OS 12.3 release works to strengthen the basics of the operating system and polishes the whole experience.

Why a hard drive RAID array can save your bacon

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 04:27
How valuable is your data? If your storage drive crashed, would it ruin your day? Your week? Your entire career? Only you can answer those questions for yourself and your organization. But I'll tell you, personally, I need my files -- not only to get my day-to-day job done, but to reference older information and even look at personal keepsakes (like all my digital photos).

Google Says Android Is as Secure as Apple's iOS and Wants You to Know That

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 02:26
Google's Android security chief David Kleidermacher told CNET today that the Linux-based Android mobile operating system the company develops for a wide range of devices is now as secure as Apple's iOS.

Rugged, Kaby Lake based NVR system offers up to eight PoE ports

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 00:26
Aaeon’s automotive-focused “VPC-5600S” networked video recorder PC runs Linux or Windows on 7th Gen Core chips and offers dual hot-swappable SATA trays and 6x to 10x GbE ports, with 4x to 8x of those supporting PoE. Aaeon has launched a rugged VPC-5600S network video recorder (NVR) embedded computer with up to 10x Gigabit Ethernet ports, of which up to 8x support Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).

Creating and Resizing XFS Partitions

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 22:26
In this article, we will be using VirtualBox to demonstrate how to create a proper partition and format it with XFS filesystem. We also show you how to resize a XFS partition that already exists so you don't have to destroy it and create a new one.

Chinas open source AI, a GitHub tool for licensing, and more news

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 20:26
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look China[he]#039[/he]s open source AI technology, GitHub making open source licensing easier, the Eclipse Foundation taking over Java EE, and more.Open source news roundup for February 3-17, 2018.

How Open Source Approach is Impacting Science

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:26
How the Linux-based Operating System and Open Source are playing a significant role in the major scientific breakthroughs that are taking place in our daily lives.

Weekend Reading: All Things Bash

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 16:26
Bash is a shell and command language. It is distributed widely as the default login shell for most Linux distributions. We've rounded up some of the most popular Bash-related articles for your weekend reading.

Chromium and Firefox Web Browsers Are Now Installable as Snaps on Ubuntu Linux

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:26
Canonical has announced recently that the popular Chromium and Mozilla Firefox open-source web browsers are now installable as Snaps on Ubuntu and other Snap-powered operating systems.

How to manage your passwords with Bitwarden, a LastPass alternative

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 08:26
Many people turn to popular services like LastPass and 1Password to help them wrangle their passwords. While solid, those services are also proprietary and closed source. So where can an open source enthusiast turn to find an alternative? Enter Bitwarden, an application that's aiming to become the go-to open source password manager on the web.

Linus Torvalds slams CTS Labs over AMD vulnerability report

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 06:26
Linux[he]#039[/he]s creator said he thinks CTS Labs[he]#039[/he] AMD chip security report "looks more like stock manipulation than a security advisory" and questions an industry. CTS Labs, a heretofore unknown Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup, has claimed it's found over a dozen security problems with AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors. Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, doesn't buy it.

Developers dread Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2, SharePoint - survey

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 04:26
Poll says devs wouldn’t write unethical code - probably.. Stack Overflow’s annual survey has revealed the tools and tech that developers love to hate: Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2 and SharePoint. According to the poll, which took in the views of more than 100,000 devs, Rust is the most loved programming language for the third year running. It is closely followed by Kotlin, which makes its debut in the survey.

How to Encrypt Files From Within a File Manager

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 02:25
Many Linux desktops include the ability to easily encrypt or decrypt files, and if that capability is not built in, it’s easy to add. I will walk you through the process of encrypting and decrypting a file from within three popular Linux file managers: Nautilus (aka GNOME Files), Dolphin and Thunar.

Security: 17 Things

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:25
This is a list you can use to secure yourself, your significant other and your non-techie loved ones from the majority of the most-common and easiest-to-pull-off types of crime and cruelty.

Fanless system has four PoE and two standard GbE ports

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 22:25
EFCO’s Linux-ready “SmartMod” box PC offers a 7th Gen Intel Core CPU, SATA and mSATA, 5x USB, 6x serial, 3x mini-PCIe, dual display support, and 6x GbE ports, four of which have PoE. Taiwan-based EFCO, which bills itself as “a world-class supplier of industrial PC, Gaming and EMS solutions,” announced a fanless, embedded SmartMod UP 6-500 Series box PC with six Gigabit Ethernet ports, four of which can be equipped with optional Power over Ethernet (PoE).

NATS Messaging Project Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:25
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) voted on March 14 to accept the NATS messaging project as its newest hosted effort. The NATS project is an open-source distributed messaging technology that got its start seven years ago and has already been deployed by multiple organizations including Ericsson, Comcast, Samsung and General Electric (GE).

6 ways a thriving community will help your project succeed

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:59
NethServer is an open source product that my company, Nethesis, launched just a few years ago. The product wouldn't be what it is today without the vibrant community that surrounds and supports it.read more