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3 flexible tools for managing hotel reservations and more

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:34
The tourism industry has been gaining momentum for decades. In fact, many countries' economies and political stability rely on tourism and travel industries. Macau, for example, generates $26.6 billion annually from tourism, which accounts for 44% of its GDP. A subset of this economy, the hotel industry, is a powerful element that's expanding globally and growing exponentially.read more

How Red Hat Is Dealing With the Spectre of the CPU Meltdown

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 22:39
Those reading media accounts published Wednesday and Thursday are probably under the impression that while Spectre affects Intel, AMD and ARM CPUs, that Meltdown affects only Intel products -- or perhaps all Intel CPUs and some ARM chips. Not so, says Red Hat's Jon Masters. Both vulnerabilities are basically architecture agnostic.

Learn to use Wget command with 12 examples

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 20:45
Every now & then we have to download files from internet, its easy id you are using GUI but CLI it can be a bit difficult. WGET utility makes it easy for us to...

WP Engine Raises $250M to Grow WordPress Platform

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 18:51
Open-Source WordPress based platform vendor raises new money as global adoption for the popular content management system continues to grow

How Hackers Can Read Your Websites' Passwords Using Meltdown And Spectre With Solution

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 16:56
Everyone is talking about Meltdown and Spectre, the two security flaws found in Intel, AMD(less vulnerable) and ARM CPUs. Using the flaws attackers can read system memory which may have your passwords and other sensitive information. The worst part of it is that most systems are affected by it. So you're most likely affected by these flaws. Let's see how much an Internet surfer like you is affected by Meltdown.

All Raspberry Pi Devices Are Immune to the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 15:02
Just in case you were wondering, Raspberry Pi Foundation founder Eben Upton confirmed today that none of the Raspberry Pi devices are affected by the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

Linux paste Command Explained For Beginners (5 Examples)

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 13:42
Sometimes, while working on the command line in Linux, there may arise a situation wherein you have to merge lines of multiple files to create more meaningful/useful data. Well, you'll be glad to know there exists a command line utility paste that does this for you.

Ringing in 2018 with 103 hacker-friendly SBCs

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:22
Welcome to our latest biannual round-up of hacker-friendly single board computers that run Linux or Android. Included are a brief review of recent SBC market trends, a catalog with key features, specs, and pricing of each board, and a spreadsheet that compares them all. Relative to our June report, which was accompanied by a reader […]

KPTI — the new kernel feature to mitigate “meltdown”

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:02
A new set of vulnerabilities were disclosed recently. As part of mitigating “meltdown”, the kernel introduced a new feature called Kernel Page Table Isolation (KPTI). This was a big change to come in late in the typical kernel development cycle... Continue Reading →

Five Linux Server Distributions to Consider in 2018

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:42
Contrary to some beliefs, Linux distros are rarely just carbon copies of other distros. As is evident in this look at five of the most popular Linux server distributions, each is different, with distinct strengths and weaknesses.

An introduction to Eclipse MicroProfile

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:22
Enterprise Java has been defined by two players: Spring on one side and Java Enterprise Edition on the other. The Java EE set of specifications was developed in the Java Community Process under the stewardship of Oracle. The current Java EE 8 was released in September 2017; the prior version came out in 2013.read more

What Linux Users Must Know About Meltdown and Spectre Bugs Impacting CPUs

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:02
Meltdown and Spectre are two vulnerabilities that impact almost all computers, tablets and smartphones on the earth. Does it mean you can be hacked? What can you do about it?

The future of DevOps is mastery of multi-cloud environments

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 03:43
DevOps is a set of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams so they can build, test, and release software more quickly and reliably. The concept of DevOps is founded on building a culture of collaboration between IT and business teams, which have historically functioned in relative siloes. The promised benefits include increased trust, faster software releases, and the ability to solve critical issues quickly.read more

SteamOS has a fresh beta update with some major package updates

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 02:34
Valve have updated the SteamOS beta once again, this time they're pulling in some major package updates to give a better experience.

Today's CPU vulnerability: what you need to know

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:26
Last year, Google's Project Zero team discovered serious security flaws caused by "speculative execution," a technique used by most modern processors (CPUs) to optimize performance.

Linux Mint 18.3: A breath of fresh air? Well, it's a step into the unGNOME

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:17
No bearded desktops with pointy hats to be seen here. The Linux Mint project turned out to be an early Christmas present, as it usually does, but this release is perhaps more important than usual given that Mint is much more alone in the Linux distro world than it was just one year ago.

Opera 50 Debuts as World's First Web Browser with Anti-Bitcoin Mining Protection

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 23:08
Opera Software released today the Opera 50 web browser for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, a major release that comes with innovative new features and dozens of improvements.

How Linux is dealing with Meltdown and Spectre

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 22:00
Torvalds and company are not happy with Intel as they continue to move forward with delivering Linux security patches. Linux can deal with Meltdown and Spectre, the fundamental chip security problems, but that doesn't mean Linux's developers are happy about it.

5 blockchain trends to watch for in 2018

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 20:51
Few new technologies have raised as much discussion as blockchain. One reason is the controversy, concern, and perceived opportunity around blockchain-based cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether. Another is the growing crop of ventures crowdfunded via initial coin offerings (ICOs).

How to Change Your Linux Console Fonts

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 19:43
Fortunately, Linux fans, you can change your console fonts. As always, the ever-changing Linux landscape makes this less than straightforward, and font management on Linux is non-existent, so we'll muddle along as best we can. In this article, I'll show what I've found to be the easiest approach.