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Top 5: Securing Linux filesystems, a closer look at Pop!_OS, and more

LXer Linux News - 1 hour 48 min ago
In this week[he]#039[/he]s top 5, we take a look at a tool for securing Linux filesystems, an interview with the UX designer of System76[he]#039[/he]s new Pop!_OS, and more.
Categories: General News

Raspberry Pi HAT connects up to three Pmod modules at once

LXer Linux News - 3 hours 43 min ago
Digilent and RS Components have launched a $15, Python supported “Pmod HAT Adapter” for the Raspberry Pi that can connect up to three Digilent Pmod peripheral modules at a time while also extending the 40-pin adapter. Digilent has joined with distributor RS Components to co-launch a $15 DesignSpark Raspberry Pi Pmod HAT Adapter board ....
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KaOS Linux Gets First ISO Snapshot for 2018 with Spectre and Meltdown Patches

LXer Linux News - 5 hours 37 min ago
The development team behind the KaOS Linux operating system have released today the first ISO snapshot for 2018, bringing all the latest software and security updates.
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AI in Microsoft Office and LibreOffice

LXer Linux News - 7 hours 31 min ago
I came across a Microsoft AI video that I thought was interesting and food for thought here.
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How to Install MySQL/MariaDB on Ubuntu

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 22:56
The second part of our LAMP tutorial series: how to install MySQL (or MariaDB) on an Ubuntu server.
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My Linux story: Coding not required

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:01
How an educator built a successful career teaching open source. For more than 15 years, I have earned a living working exclusively with open source products. How did I get here?
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Barcelona chooses Linux, Apple's Lisa OS goes open source, and more news

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 19:07
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Barcelona booting Microsoft, open sourcing a classic OS, Nextcloud Chat, and more.Open source news roundup for January 7-20, 2018read more
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Building Your Own Audible

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:12
A quick look at some options for streaming audio books.
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5 of the Best Linux Dark Themes that Are Easy on the Eyes

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 15:18
There are several reasons people opt for dark themes on their computers. Some find them easy on the eye while others prefer them because of their medical condition. Here are five of the best dark themes for Linux.
Categories: General News

How To List and Delete iptables Firewall Rules

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:24
We’ll show you, how to list and delete iptables firewall rules. Iptables is a command line utility that allows system administrators to configure the packet filtering rule set on Linux.
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Red Hat: We Didn't Pull CPU Microcode Update to Pass the Buck

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:29
Red Hat got into a bit of a PR snafu this week after it pulled from distribution a CPU microcode update meant to address the Spectre Variant 2 CPU design flaw. The Register, the tech news site that broke the story about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in processors earlier this month, characterized the move as Red Hat washing its hands of the responsibility to provide customers with firmware patches to address the vulnerability by instructing them to get firmware updates from their hardware vendors instead.
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Distribution Release: KaOS 2018.01 - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 09:43
KaOS is an independent, rolling Linux distribution featuring a polished KDE Plasma desktop and the Pacman package manager. The KaOS project has released a new snapshot, KaOS 2018.01, which features fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs. "It is with great pleasure to present to you a....
Categories: Distributions

Top 6 open source desktop email clients

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 09:35
This article was originally published on October 8, 2015, and has been updated to reflect new information and project changes.Mobile and web technologies still haven[he]#039[/he]t made the desktop obsolete, and despite some regular claims to the contrary, desktop clients don[he]#039[/he]t seem to be going away anytime soon.
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Rogue Chrome, Firefox Extensions Hijack Browsers; Prevent Easy Removal

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 07:41
Any malware that hijacks your browser to serve up ads or to redirect you to random websites can be annoying. Even more so are extensions that take control of your browser and prevent you from landing on pages that can help you get rid of them.
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Mozilla mandates that new Firefox features rely on encrypted connections

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 05:46
Mozilla this week decreed that future web-facing features of Firefox must meet an under-development standard that requires all browser-to-server-and-back traffic be encrypted.
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PlayOnLinux For Easier Use Of Wine

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 03:52
PlayOnLinux is a free program that helps to install, run, and manage Windows software on Linux. It can also manage virtual C: drives (known as Wine prefixes), and download and install certain Windows libraries for getting some software to run on Wine properly. Creating different drives using different Wine versions is also possible. It is very handy because what runs well in one version may not run as well (if at all) on a newer version.
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NHS: Thanks for the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 01:58
Devs quit, suggest Britain's health service bosses used them to bag Microsoft deal. The small team behind an ambitious NHoS Linux project are calling it a day, citing receipt of a trademark infringement warning from the UK Department of Health's (DoH) "brand police" as the "final straw."
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Using Python for Science

LXer Linux News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:03
Introducing Anaconda, a Python distribution for scientific research. I've looked at several ways you could use Python to doscientific calculations in the past, but I've never actually covered how to set up and use Python itself in a way that makes scientific work easier. Anaconda does just that.
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Compact Quark-based embedded computer sells for $120

LXer Linux News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:09
Advantech’s “UBC-222” is an embedded computer that runs Yocto Linux on an Intel Quark X1000 with up to 1GB DDR3, dual 10/100 LAN ports, and a mini-PCIe socket with LTE-ready SIM slot. Just when we were thinking Intel’s low power Quark chip had disappeared for good, Advantech unveiled a new Quark X1000-based UBC-222 computer.
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