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Mozilla devs discuss ditching Dutch CA, because cryptowars

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 20:52
The nation's Information and Security Services Act will come into force in January 2018. The law includes metadata retention powers similar to those enacted in other countries, and also grants broad-based interception powers to Dutch security services.

9 Lightweight Linux Applications to Speed Up Your System

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 19:38
One of the many ways to speed up Ubuntu system is to use lightweight alternatives of the popular applications. We have already seen must have Linux application earlier. we’ll see the lightweight alternative applications for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

How To Install Oracle Java 9 on RPM Based Systems

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 18:23
JDK 9 released on 21 September 2017, after a long wait.

Why I love technical debt

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 17:09
This is not necessarily the title you'd expect for an article, I guess,* but I'm a fan of technical debt. There are two reasons for this: a Bad Reason and a Good Reason. I'll be upfront about the Bad Reason first, then explain why even that isn't really a reason to love it. I'll then tackle the Good Reason, and you'll nod along in agreement.read more

Fresh bit o' Linux to spruce up that ancient Windows Vista box? Why not, we say...

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 15:55
Q4OS. Oh, gesundheit. Oh, that's the distro, is it...Review The Linux distribution Q4OS sounds like textspeak from a teenager from 1997, but it has potential, and it's not a bad option for Linux newbies.…

Feeding chickens and cows with free software

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 14:40
Until now, the global feed milling industry has been dependent on expensive feed formulation software sold by multi-national vendors. However, free/open-source software is now available for this purpose.

5 open source personal finance tools for Linux

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 13:26
Editor's note: This article was originally published in January 2016 and has been updated to add two great additional tools.When asked about personal goals, getting a better handle on personal finances is high on most people's list. Whether this means making and sticking to a budget, reducing unnecessary expenses, or simply getting a better understanding of their financial situation, pretty much any approach to personal finance is dependent on having a good idea of the numbers inside a person's bank accounts, where they come from, and where they go.read more

Install Nginx, MariaDB and PHP (FEMP stack) on FreeBSD 11

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:12
In this tutorial, I will describe the process of installing and configuring the FEMP stack on FreeBSD 11.x. FEMP software stack is an acronym for FreeBSD - Nginx - MySQL (or MariaDB) and PHP.

The Wire

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:57
In the US, there has been recent concern over ISPs turning over logs tothe government. During the past few years, the idea of people snooping onour private data (by governments and others) really has made encryptionmore popular than ever before. One of the problems with encryption,however, is that it's generally not user-friendly to add its protectionto your conversations.

Fedora Classroom Session: Fedora QA 101

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:03
Fedora Classroom sessions continue next week with a session on Fedora QA. The general schedule for sessions appears on the wiki. You can also find resources and recordings from previous sessions there. Here are details about this week’s session on Tuesday, November 7th at... Continue Reading →

Don't be a turkey: help Linus Torvalds finish Linux 4.14 before Thanksgiving

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 04:31
RC7 is out and Linus would like to avoid rc8 if possibleLinux kernel overlord Linus Torvalds wants to avoid an eighth release candidate for the new version of Linux, to avoid delays to the next version.…

Google Pushes Chrome 63 Into Beta with Dynamic Module Imports, Device Memory API

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 02:36
Google recently pushed the Chrome 63 web browser for beta testing for all supported platforms, giving us a heads up to what we should expect from this release when it hits stable next month.