Sudo and PolicyKit Assigning privileges with sudo and PolicyKitNov 26, 2012
If you give users who are usually supervised more scope to help themselves, they will need additional privileges. The sudo tool and the PolicyKit authorization service can control who does what on Linux.more »
WebIssues Tool Issue tracking and collaboration with WebIssuesNov 26, 2012
The WebIssues tool offers more than just bug tracking; it can help you manage complex multiuser projects as well.more »
Git 101 Not just for source code – Versioning with GitNov 26, 2012
When several people collaborate on source code or documents, things can get messy fast. Git provides a quick cure: The distributed versioning system reliably ensures the integrity and consistency of data with minimal effort.more »
Script Dialogs Automating tasks with SSH, Zenity, Yad, KDialog, PuTTY, WinSCP, and Rex Secure AgentNov 26, 2012
Starting a script on a Linux server with just a few mouse clicks sounds more complicated than it really is. If you want to create attractive and interactive dialogs for your desktop users, all you need is a small utility called SSH and a little Bash know-how.more »
When I was thinking about ways you could rescue your system with Linux, the thought occurred to me: Why not rescue your life? Because that’s what Linux can do for you.more »
The PowerTOP tool developed by Intel helps you save power. In version 2.0, it can also handle GPUs and offers advanced tracking features.more »
Cloning Hard Disks Four tools for cloning hard disksJul 24, 2012
Is your hard disk making strange noises? Do you intend to make some major hardware changes? Maybe it’s high time to clone your disk. Four tools help Linux users and system administrators move their data and create one-to-one copies.more »
SSH with PAC Controlling SSH sessions with PACJul 24, 2012
PAC, with its convenient graphical connection manager, is a Linux application that manages SSH and other connections. The tool supports macros and lets users send commands to an entire cluster of servers simultaneously.more »
New release comes with better semantic search and improvements to Kontact.
Annual code quality report shows FOSS is more secure at all project size levels.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.