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.
Powerful man-in-the-middle attack is now targeting online shopping.
Another high-profile coder says the kernel team needs a kinder, gentler culture.
Bug database has a bug of its own that could allow an intruder to create an unauthorized account.
Report focuses federal resources on achieving universal Internet access.
Leading browser makers say “no” to porous encryption algorithm
Report from the X-Force group says attackers are using TOR to hide their crimes
Future Firefox extensions will be compatible with Chrome.
Better read this if you bought your computer before 2011
Users should upgrade to the new version as soon as possible
Xen project announces a privilege escalation problem for Qemu host systems