A laptop with no proprietary BIOS and 100 percent open source software may sound too good to be true, but that’s exactly what Gluglug delivers. Is it a good deal? Read on to find out.
Armed with a US$ 20 hunk of hardware and a free software-defined radio tool, we start the hunt for radio-transmitted data from a weather station.
The Bash Shell Script Compiler converts shell scripts directly into binaries. Compiling your scripts provides protection against accidental changes, but you will have to contend with some quirks.
OSI seeks to bring advanced speech processing to free software.
Chat rooms aren’t just for people. We’ll show you how to access an IRC channel using an automated bot.
Armed only with standard Linux tools, users can recover files, resurrect partitions, and rescue damaged media.
The Internet is a tough place to live – especially for publicly accessible computers. A small tool called Portspoof makes port scanning a real challenge for attackers.
Almost every wireless LAN has some potential security weaknesses. The Wifislax Slackware derivative helps detect and eliminate them.
KDE starts a crowdfunding campaign for open hardware.
Most operating systems claim to be secure; however, most fail terribly. Newcomer Qubes OS tries a different approach, relying on a microkernel and pervasive virtualization.
Xen project announces a privilege escalation problem for Qemu host systems
Attackers can compromise an Android phone just by sending a text message
PC vendor will pre-install Ubuntu on portables in India.
More embarrassment for Adobe's embattled multimedia tool
Mozilla’s script blocker add-on could be putting malware sites on the whitelist.
The Internet community officially banishes the notoriously unsafe Secure Sockets Layer protocol.
Popular desktop environment continues the Gnome 2 legacy – with new support for the Gnome 3 toolkit.
The Obama White House has issued a memorandum telling all US government agencies they must use HTTPS for all websites and web communication.
New program will dial up security for the Firefox browser.
Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.