Charly’s Column: PortSentry The sys admin’s daily grind: PortSentryFeb 03, 2012
To celebrate 10 years of his column, Charly sets up a sensitive detector that measures the cosmic background radiation of the Internet.more »
Welcome Letter from the EditorFeb 03, 2012
Street battles rage in the Middle East, and elsewhere around the planet, movements flash and form through the power and immediacy of the information highway. The ability of the Internet to rally political forces and circumvent censorship has been a major theme in recent years.more »
With the announcement of another export quota, maddog laments the unreadiness of nations who allow themselves to fall prey to national monopolies.more »
The Anonymous Hacktivist group has been in many headlines this past year. Who are they? What did they attack? How do they communicate?more »
Linux Adoption Trends 2012: A Survey of Enterprise End Usersmore »
Charly’s Column: Linux Fair The sys admin’s daily grind: OpenRhineRuhrJan 03, 2012
According to Goethe, the best way to gain an education is to travel. Sys admin Charly went to Oberhausen, Germany, for the OpenRhineRuhr fair last week.more »
Comment Letter from the EditorJan 03, 2012
What's the top distro on the famous Distrowatch page hit ranking list? Not Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, or Fedora. According the Distrowatch, the hottest Linux is none other than Linux Mint – an Ubuntu-based, community-driven desktop system that is known for ease of use and efficient out-of-the-box multimedia functionality.more »
The Open Source Forum returns to CeBIT 2012! CeBIT, the world's largest IT trade show will be held from March 6 to 10, 2012 in Hannover, Germany. As in previous years, the Forum will take place in Hall 2.more »
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
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.