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Oracle Patches Spectre for Red Hat

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:24
Red Hat's Spectre remediation currently requires new microcode for a complete fix, which leaves most x86 processors vulnerable as they lack this update. Oracle has released new retpoline kernels which completely remediate Meltdown and Spectre on all compatible CPUs, which I install and test on CentOS here.

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 Beta From Ubuntu 17.10

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:10
This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 Beta from Ubuntu 17.10.

Cli.Fyi – A Tool To Quickly Retrieve Information About eMails, IP Addresses, URLs And Lots More From The CLI Or Browser

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:55
2DayGeek: A Potentially Useful Command Line Query Tool.

10 Hello World programs for your Raspberry Pi

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:41
"Hello world" is the beginning of everything when it comes to computing and programming. It's the first thing you learn in a new programming language, and it's the way you test something out or check to see if something's working because it's usually the simplest way of testing simple functionality.read more

Google Announces Wear OS, the New Name of Its Android Wear Operating System

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:27
Google announced on Thursday that it renamed its Android Wear operating system for wearables to Wear OS by Google, which will start rolling out to your Android smartwatch and the companion phone app over the next few weeks.

LimeSDR Mini takes off in satellites

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:59
The Ubuntu-driven LimeSDR Mini SBC has begun shipping to backers, who have spent over $500M on the open source software defined radio hacker board, and it’s now heading to space in a deal with the European Space Agency.

Protecting Code Integrity with PGP - Part 5: Moving Subkeys to a Hardware Device

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 05:45
In this tutorial series, we're providing practical guidelines for using PGP. If you missed the previous article, you can catch up with the links below. But, in this article, we'll continue our discussion about securing your keys and look at some tips for moving your subkeys to a specialized hardware device.

New Raspberry Pi 3B+, Infection Monkey, Samba Password Bug, Facebook's Profilo and More

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 04:30
News briefs for March 14, 2018.

Mozilla Firefox 60 Promises Enhanced Camera Privacy and USB Token Authentication

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 03:16
While most Internet users are enjoying their brand-new Firefox 59 web browser with all of its performance improvements and new privacy features, Mozilla works hard on the next major release, Firefox 60.

Firefox Quantum for Enterprise Brings Control to Browser Deployments

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 02:02
The upcoming Firefox Quantum 60 web browser release will benefit from new administrative controls that can aid with enterprise deployments.

Open source project aims to build embedded Linux hypervisor

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 00:47
The Linux Foundation announced an Intel-backed embedded reference hypervisor project called “ACRN” that features real-time and safety-critical features for Linux and Android IoT and automotive projects. At the Embedded Linux Conference in Portland, Oregon, the Linux Foundation announced a project called ACRN (like “acorn”) based on Intel technology that will develop a lightweight, open source embedded reference hypervisor.

Raspberry Pi 3 gets rev'd to B+ with 1.4GHz, WiFi-ac, and GbE with PoE

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 23:33
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ has gone on sale for $35, boosting the Model B’s quad -A53 SoC to 1.4GHz, speeding the WiFi to precertified, dual-band 802.11ac, and adding USB-based GbE with PoE support. Two years after the arrival of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, which brought wireless and 64-bit ARMv8 computing to [[he]#8230[/he]]

What legal remedies exist for breach of GPL software?

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 22:19
Last April, a federal court in California handed down a decision in Artifex Software, Inc. v. Hancom, Inc., 2017 WL 1477373 (N.D. Cal. 2017), adding a new perspective to the forms of remedies available for breach of the General Public License (GPL). Sadly, this case reignited the decades-old license/contract debate due to some misinterpretations under which the court ruled the GPL to be a contract.read more

How To Install Redmine on Ubuntu 16.04

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 21:04
In this guide we will show you, how to install Redmine on Ubuntu 16.04. Redmine is an open source cross-platform and cross-database issue tracking, and web-based project management application built on top on the Ruby on Rails framework.

Raspberry Pi OS Raspbian Updated with Support for the New Raspberry Pi 3 B+ SBC

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 19:50
The Raspberry Pi Foundation released today a new build of its Debian-based Raspbian operating system for Raspberry Pi single-board computer with dozens of improvements, updated components, and other enhancements.

5 open source card and board games for Linux

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 18:36
Gaming has traditionally been one of Linux's weak points. That has changed somewhat in recent years thanks to Steam, GOG, and other efforts to bring commercial games to multiple operating systems, but many of those games are not open source. Sure, the games can be played on an open source operating system, but that is not good enough for an open source purist.read more

The Best New Features of GNOME 3.28

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 17:21
The new GNOME 3.28 release is here, so join as take look at the top GNOME 3.28 features, which include a new on screen keyboard, and Nautilus improvements.

Pi Day: 12 fun facts and ways to celebrate

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:07
A dozen fun facts and interesting pi-related projects to celebrate Pi Day

Help Us Cure Online Publishing of Its Addiction to Personal Data

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:53
Since the turn of the millennium, online publishing has turned into avampire, sucking the blood of readers' personal data to feed the appetites ofadtech: tracking-based advertising. Resisting that temptation nearly killedus.

How to measure particulate matter with a Raspberry Pi

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:38
We regularly measure particulate matter in the air at our school in Southeast Asia. The values here are very high, particularly between February and May, when weather conditions are very dry and hot, and many fields burn. These factors negatively affect the quality of the air. In this article, I will show you how to measure particulate matter using a Raspberry Pi.read more