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Apr
24th

BASIC programming with Gambas for the beginner programmer

Author: bob@lxer.com | Files under syndicated

Scratch is a great tool for teaching programming to young children, but what happens when kids outgrow Scratch? Among Raspberry Pi aficionados, the typical answer is to advance to using Python, which is an excellent choice. However, in honor of the 50t…


Apr
24th

Five common pitfalls to avoid in open source

Author: bob@lxer.com | Files under syndicated

Open source software, hardware, and methods are gaining popularity and access to them couldn’t be more prolific. If you’re thinking about starting a new open source project, there are five common pitfalls you should be aware of before you begin.Don’t despair if you’ve already started your project and are just now reading this! These pointers can be helpful at any stage if things are still running smoothly.Fail faster and succeed with open source.5 common pitfalls of a new open source project


Apr
24th

NGINX 1.6 Brings SPDY 3.1 & Other New Features

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

The lightweight NGINX web server has released its major version 1.6 update…


Apr
24th

How to close an open DNS resolver

Author: bob@lxer.com | Files under syndicated

The DNS server that we have created in the previous tutorial is an open DNS resolver. An open resolver does not filter any incoming requests, and accepts queries from any source IP address. Unfortunately, an open resolver can become an easy target to attackers. For example, attackers can initiate a Denial of Service (DoS) or […]Continue reading…The post How to close an open DNS resolver appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to run iptables automatically after reboot on DebianWhat are available iptables management tools with GUI?How to set up a transparent proxy on LinuxHow to count the number of open network connections on LinuxHow to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS


Apr
24th

Linux Foundation Announces A Core Infrastructure Initiative

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

The Linux Foundation has announced a multi-million dollar Core Infrastructure Initiative to fund critical open-source projects. The first project receiving money from this pool is OpenSSL…


Apr
24th

Reading Into the Red Hat CentOS Deal

Author: Linuxtoday.com | Files under syndicated

LinuxInsider: There was a somewhat quiet, cost-free acquisition of sorts in the Linux world earlier this year when Red Hat announced it was joining forces with Red Hat Enterprise Linux community clone CentOS.


Apr
24th

Designing a Prize for Usable Cryptography

Author: Peter Ecklersley | Files under syndicated

EFF is evaluating the feasibility of offering a prize for the first usable, secure, and private end-to-end encrypted communication tool. We believe a prize based on objective usability metrics (such as the percentage of users who were able to install a…


Apr
24th

Linux Foundation Event to Highlight Docker, 3D Printing, MOOCs

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

The Linux Foundation has announced the keynote schedule for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America event in August, which will highlight open source’s role in virtualization, MOOCs, 3D printing and more.


Apr
24th

Audacious 3.5 Gets Tens New Features, Screenshots, Ubuntu PPA Installation

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Audacious is an advanced, feature-complete music player for GNOME using GTK 3 that bundles many features, a clean interface, support for real-time audio effects, visualization, equalizer, lyrics and other plugins, themes (including Winamp Classic style…


Apr
24th

Ubuntu 14.04 review: Missing the boat on big changes

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Canonical pushed out Ubuntu 14.04 last week. This release is the first Ubuntu Long Term Support release in two years and will be supported for the next five years.It feels like, for Canonical at least, this Long Term Support release couldn’t have come …