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[#] Sat Oct 07 2017 13:05:52 EDT from rss

Subject: 7 deadly sins of documentation

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Documentation seems to be a perennial problem in operations. Everyone agrees that it's important to have, but few believe that their organizations have all the documentation they need. Effective documentation practices can improve incident response, speed up onboarding, and help reduce technical debt—but poor documentation practices can be worse than having no documentation at all.The 7 sinsDo any of the following scenarios sound familiar?read more

[#] Sat Oct 07 2017 14:59:43 EDT from rss

Subject: How To Install Microsoft Fonts In Ubuntu Linux

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Arial, Times New Roman, Impact, and Verdana are some of the most used sources. They are so widely used in the fact that whenever you open a Word document from any computer, you expect to immediately find its presence. However, in its newly installed Ubuntu (and many other Linux distributions), it is found that there is absolutely no trace of any of these sources.

[#] Sat Oct 07 2017 16:52:41 EDT from rss

Subject: Cascadia Community Builder Award: 2017 winner announced

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The Cascadia Community Builder Award recognizes a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the free software movement in the Cascadia region, and this year's winner is Lance Albertson. The award was presented in person on Saturday, October 7, at the Seattle GNU/Linux more

[#] Sat Oct 07 2017 18:45:42 EDT from rss

Subject: Severe flaws in DNS app create hacking risk for routers, smartphones, computers, IoT

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Google researchers disclosed seven serious flaws in an open-source DNS software package Dnsmasq, which is is commonly preinstalled on routers, servers, smartphones, IoT devices and operating systems such the Linux distributions Ubuntu and Debian. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could be remotely exploited to run malicious code and hijack the device.

[#] Sat Oct 07 2017 20:38:55 EDT from rss

Subject: On encryption, the UK sets a collision course with Europe

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Is encryption a threat to law and order, or an essential tool for staying secure online? Two events this week show how much disagreement there still is about it.

[#] Sat Oct 07 2017 22:32:14 EDT from rss

Subject: Top 5: Open source Gmail alternatives, managing containers with Ansible, and more

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In this week's top 5, we take a look at the Alpine email client, open source alternatives to Gmail, and more.

[#] Sun Oct 08 2017 01:45:33 EDT from rss

Subject: Debian GNU/Linux 9.2 "Stretch" Update Introduces Over 150 Security and Bug Fixes

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The Debian Project today announced the release of the second maintenance update of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system series, adding a considerable number of bug fixes and security patches.

[#] Sun Oct 08 2017 05:10:08 EDT from rss

Subject: Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Ship with 18W PD Power Adapters and Support up to 27W Charging from Compliant Chargers

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All of these devices now implement Type-C and PD support using the new Type-C Port Manager that is found in the Linux kernel.

[#] Sun Oct 08 2017 09:44:39 EDT from rss

Subject: 3 Alternatives For Enabling Two-Factor Authentication On SSH

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This guide provides instructions for enabling three different, multi-factor authentication systems for SSH.

[#] Sun Oct 08 2017 15:22:10 EDT from rss

Subject: Debian GNU/Linux 9.2

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In late July, The Debian Project released the first update of Debian 9 Stretch Stable in the form of Debian 9.1. This has been followed by the most recent Debian GNU/Linux 9.2 release.

[#] Sun Oct 08 2017 19:29:14 EDT from rss

Subject: Microsoft Lobbying, the EPO, and Software Patents Disguised as 'Internet of Things'

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The European Patent Office (EPO) continues to act like a vassal of patent aggressors, Microsoft carries on pretending that it's no longer attacking Free software, and evidence shows that patent policy is being perturbed by lobbyists connected to Microsoft

[#] Sun Oct 08 2017 22:53:35 EDT from rss

Subject: The most important Firefox command line options

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The following guide lists important command line options for Firefox. It is not a complete list of all available options, as many are used only for specific purposes that have little to no value to users of the browser.

[#] Mon Oct 09 2017 01:46:24 EDT from rss

Subject: BlackBerry Motion Is Now Official with Android 7.1 and No Physical Keyboard

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Only a few days after it leaked online, the Android-powered BlackBerry Motion smartphone was made official earlier today by BlackBerry at the GITEX 2017 event that takes place these days in Dubai, UAE.

[#] Mon Oct 09 2017 04:34:55 EDT from rss

Subject: How To Enable Jumbo Frames In Linux

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Are file transfers slow on your network? Are you constantly passing data between your computers? Well, maybe jumbo frames are for you. Jumbo frames are larger than standard network packet payloads. Normally the payload size or MTU(Maximum Transfer Unit) is set to 1500 bytes. Jumbo frames can support to 9000 bytes per packet. Jumbo frames decrease the overhead associated with transferring files by limiting the number of packets that your networking equipment needs to process.

[#] Mon Oct 09 2017 06:37:55 EDT from rss

Subject: 10 layers of Linux container security

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Containers provide an easy way to package applications and deliver them seamlessly from development to test to production. This helps ensure consistency across a variety of environments, including physical servers, virtual machines (VMs), or private or public clouds. These benefits are leading organizations to rapidly adopt containers in order to easily develop and manage the applications that add business more

[#] Mon Oct 09 2017 08:24:40 EDT from rss

Subject: Oracle's automated database is a minimum viable release - analyst

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Larry's revolution is incremental change that DBAs need not fearOPENWORLD WRAP Oracle’s annual OpenWorld conference is over. The streets of San Francisco are free of the hordes of execs, devs and analysts, and everyone has gone home to mull over what they've learned.…

[#] Mon Oct 09 2017 10:11:26 EDT from rss

Subject: Chakra GNU/Linux 2017.10 "Goedel" Released with KDE Plasma 5.10.5, Linux 4.12.4

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If you're planning on trying out the Chakra GNU/Linux distribution, which is originally based on Arch Linux and built around the KDE desktop environment, you should know that there's a new installation image available to download.

[#] Mon Oct 09 2017 11:45:59 EDT from rss

Subject: What the data says about how Linux kernel developers collaborate

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When I worked in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel, we had quite a few kernel developers on the team, and I was always interested in how they worked so closely with people from a wide variety of companies, including our more

[#] Mon Oct 09 2017 13:34:45 EDT from rss

Subject: PostgreSQL says SCRAM to MD5 authentication

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Version 10 improves replication, simplifies partitioningWith the release of PostgreSQL 10, the open source database's developers are farewelling the deprecated MD5 in their authentication mechanism.…

[#] Mon Oct 09 2017 15:21:32 EDT from rss

Subject: Linux Display Manager SDDM Now Supports Configuration Directories, ConsoleKit 2

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Simple Desktop Display Manager (SDDM), which is used by numerous GNU/Linux distributions as default graphical login manager for both X11 and Wayland windowing systems, was updated today to version 0.16.0.

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