Feasibility of Stealthily Introducing Vulnerabilities in Open-Source Software via Hypocrite Commits

The release of a research paper and its aftermath has cause a stir in the linux kennel developer circles with ban being tooled as a redress action. Greg Kroah-Hartman has banned the University of Minnesota from contributing to the Linux Kernel and gone to a great deal of effort to revert and re-evaluate 190 patches that had come from the same University. Is this an overreaction or is it the one and only possible response?...

Purism and a Librem life

Purism is the outcome of an increasing concern about the exploitative direction of the tech industry; rising out of this concern through crowdfunding, Purism was launched. Purism’s horn is of being a company dedicated to freedom, privacy, and security. Yeah well, prove it, we’ve heard of “Do no evil” before. The company says it is invested in creating an ethical computing environment, with quality services and products that people will find convenient to use and...

wattOS changing to viaOS

wattOS is a lightweight Linux operating system remastered from the core Ubuntu Linux build. It is a free operating system that focuses on a small footprint, low power, and a simple quick interface that you can easily add whatever you want to it. wattOS has been in active development for 8+ years by a small group of friendly Linux enthusiasts. wattOS bring old hardware back to life with productive and enjoyable things like rich media,...

Run an exe file in Linux

When you find yourself a newbie to the Linux world from perhaps the Windows and try to open an exe file its such a frustration as the file would not run as expected when on Windows. The reasons is simply because you are in a different place where things are don different and would need a bridge framework that would allow you to run exe file in Linux. Thus making your Linux capable of running...

Chrome OS gets first Chromebook Enterprise devices plus Linux managment

Google announced a slew of Chrome Enterprise updates, including a faster Google Admin console and managed Linux environments. The company also unveiled the first Chromebook Enterprise laptops: Dell’s Latitude 5300 for $819 and Latitude 5400 for $699. Back in August 2017, Google launched Chrome Enterprise for $50 per managed Chromebook per year. The subscription gives Chromebooks enterprise features like advanced security protections and fleet management. Today’s updates are Google’s latest push to bring Chrome OS...

Learn to Work with Linux, Git and Bash

As technology infrastructure shifts ever more in the direction of open source, there is rapidly growing need for open source skills. Use of open source software leads to better and faster development, and wider collaboration, and open source skills are a very valuable form of currency in the job market. That’s why it’s worth checking out the Introduction to Open Source Software Development, Git and Linux, an online training course from The Linux Foundation. The...

ngrep – A Network Packet Analyzer for Linux

Ngrep (network grep) is a simple yet powerful network packet analyzer. It is a grep-like tool applied to the network layer – it matches traffic passing over a network interface. It allows you to specify an extended regular or hexadecimal expression to match against data payloads (the actual information or message in transmitted data, but not auto-generated metadata) of packets. This tool works with various types of protocols, including IPv4/6, TCP, UDP, ICMPv4/6, IGMP as well...