Even tried and trusted configurations that have proved their value through the years can be tripped up by special cases – for example, all of your users logging in with the same IP address. Experienced administrators and Bash aficionados will then enable debugging and launch a systematic search for configuration errors.
You may have already tried PGP/GPG public key encryption for documents or mail, but do you know what’s going on under the hood and what level of security you’re actually getting? We take an in-depth look at GnuPG encryption.
Mention NoOps and you’re sure to start an argument. But terminology aside, this is a coming trend to which ITs should pay attention.
Bash offers any number of simplifications, especially when it comes to pesky individual steps in installation routines for larger software packages. Some caution is advisable, though, if you need to handle database and application passwords, which can easily be compromised.
Linus Torvalds’s Git more or less conquered the version management scene overnight. For collaboration in a team, you can easily set up your own Git server to store your repositories. We describe two approaches in this article.
ownCloud's new commercial venture lets you manage risk and data exposure in a bring-your-own-device age.
Steer around errors and save yourself some typing by adding autocompletion to your Bash scripts.
A complete introduction to the shell for novices and masters alike.
Debugging the kernel of a running operating system has always been tricky, but now the Qemu emulator supports cross-platform kernel and module debugging at the programming language level.
TestDisk and its cousin PhotoRec will help you recover the data you thought you’d lost.
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.