Tor (network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet) fixes a big bug in hidden service availability, fixes a variety of other bugs that were preventing performance experiments from moving forward, fixes several bothersome memory leaks, and generally closes a lot of smaller bugs that have been filling up trac lately.Read more »
OpenSSH 5.6 has just been released. OpenSSH is a 100% complete SSH protocol version 1.3, 1.5 and 2.0 implementation and includes SFTP client and server support. Once again, we would like to thank the OpenSSH community for their continued support of the project, especially those who contributed code or patches, reported bugs, tested snapshots or donated to the project.Read more »
AMD continues to abide by their commitment to provide open-source support for their graphics cards and as proof of that this afternoon they have released their initial hardware acceleration code that supports the ATI Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen" family of graphics processors.Read more »
Martin Gräßlin, one of the KDE developers that works on the KWin window manager has been writing a draft specification for what he proposes as a unified specification for compositing window managers.Read more »
10 Things You Can Do To Make Your Linux Hosted Website More Secure By Corey W. 10. Get cooperation from your Linux host. Make sure your host is updating their software at the server and network levels. This includes any available kernel updates, as well as updates for packages such as Apache and PHP.Read more »
For system administrators shell scripting can be a very useful way to drastically improve workflow. Join Swayam Prakasha to find out how you can employ some fundemental tips and techniques to make your life easier…Read more »
Apache CouchDB 1.0.0 users are at risk of potential data loss as a critical bug is found in the NoSQL databaseRead more »
GNU/Linux is patching flaws very quickly (almost immediately), whereas Microsoft hides flaws and patches them a long time after their discovery, sometime patching them secretly or only once attacks strikeRead more »
While Linux 2.6.36 development continues apace, a number of new stable releases iron out various quirks in previous versions. New versions of PowerTop and graphics drivers for AMD and NVIDIA graphics chips offer numerous enhancements and bug fixesRead more »
Remobo is a free software which can be used to replace the paid versions of existing difficult to use VPN setups as it can create a VPN instantly and securely. It lets you login easily and add users to your buddy list, and create a secure network for you. In private chat messaging, the file sharing client helps share information within the buddy list as well.Read more »
The Free Technology Academy (FTA) is a joint initiative from several educational institutes in various countries.
The FTA Consortium partners aim to accelerate the adoption of Free Software and Free Knowledge.
A tutorial that shows how to debug an ARM Linux program inside a platform emulated with QEMU. The tutorial uses gdbserver to connect the program executing in the guest system to the debugger running on the host system.Read more »
There is a widely held belief that Linux is a completely secure operating system. But to Brad Spengler of the grsecurity project, the belief is far from accurate. And he has the kernel exploits to prove it.Read more »
On August 3 Nexenta hosted a conference call to announce a new open source project called "Illumos." Still several days short of the deadline set by the OpenSolaris governing board to Oracle, perhaps this announcement makes it all moot.Read more »
"...The first thing I tried was a method called find-file-in-project. It was originally implemented by Phil Hagelberg as part of his “Another Ruby on Rails Mode” (arorem) and then also ported over to the current Rinari Is Not a Rails IDE. Basically, it indexes all the files in a “project” and then provides a nice interactive completing read to switch between them..."Read more »