In December 2015, Mozilla announced that its ambitious new operating system would
not be appearing on any new phones, but the project may still live on as a
platform for smart TVs and IoT devices.
Last week has seen an explosion of e-commerce sites infected with the Linux.Encoder.1 ransomware. For those not familiar with the term, ransomware is a particularly vicious type of malware that aims to extort money from the owners of compromised systems. more>>
Freedom and privacy go hand in hand. In an ideal world,
we wouldn't have to worry about who was looking over our shoulders.
None of us would have anything to hide, and we would have ulterior
motives. As citizens of the real world though, we have to take measures to
As Cinnamon 2.8 approaches
official release later this month, the developers have made the pre-release
version available to early adopters. If you are eager to try it, there are two
different options. Mint users can install it through the package manager.
Otherwise, you can build it from source.
Today, IBM announces the latest of its Power Systems line of high-end
servers. These are the Power Systems S812LC, the Power Systems S822LC (for
commercial computing) and the high-performance Power Systems S822LC. All
of them are custom-built for Linux.
Vigilante. The word itself conjures up images of a man in a mask,
leaping across rooftops as he chases wrongdoers, dancing with the devil
in the pale moonlight. In films and on TV, the vigilante is usually
the character we support. But would you welcome a vigilante into your
home in real life?
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Debian and Ubuntu are moving to update all C++ packages with GCC5, which was released in April. GCC stands for Gnu Compiler Collection, and it is used to convert source code to executable code and libraries. These compilers are used to build everything from the Linux kernel to user applications, so it's a far-reaching change. more>>
Although the Linux kernel forms the beating heart of the Android operating system, it's still a very different platform from most distros. In fact, beyond the kernel, most of the libraries, services and applications are completely different. While there are hundreds of different Linux distros out there, they all share components from the GNU project. more>>
When you run a program as setuid, it runs with all the permissions of that
user. And if the program spawns new processes, they inherit the same
permissions. Not so with filesystem capabilities. When you run a program
with a set of capabilities, the processes it spawns do not have those
capabilities by default; they must be given explicitly.