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Hackers targeted major Linux vulnerabilities

Trend Micro produced a comprehensive analysis of the Linux threat landscape, highlighting the barriers and vulnerabilities that have plagued the operating system in the first half of the year. The information was gathered using honeypots, sensors and anonymous telemetry. Researchers...

How to upgrade your Chromebook to Debian Bullseye Linux

Earlier last year, Google had released Debian Buster for Chromebooks, which brought many improvements to Linux. That includes stability, better GUI support, graphics acceleration, and more. Now, with the new Debian release called Bullseye (also called Debian 11), Google...

Linux at 30: How a Student Hobby Became a Critical Component of the Corporate IT Stack

How did Linux go from a niche passion project to changing computing forever? Nobody, least of all Torvalds, would have imagined that three decades later, his hobby OS would not just outgrow his personal computer, but go on to become...

New features and Linux support have been added to the BIOS setup tool.

Advantech has added many key features to BIOS Wizard, the rapid custom BIOS configuration tool exclusively produced for its embedded hardware platforms. Now supporting Linux and Microsoft Windows, the latest version, BIOS Wizard 2.0, offers extra features that provide...

In the first half of 2021, coin miners, web shells, and ransomware accounted for 56% of malware attacking Linux systems.

Trend Micro released a research on the state of Linux security in the first half of 2021. The report gives valuable insight into how Linux operating systems are being targeted as organizations increase their digital footprint in the cloud...

Linux at 30: How a Student Hobby Became a Critical Component of the Corporate IT Stack

How did Linux go from a niche passion project to changing computing forever? Nobody, least of all Torvalds, would have imagined that three decades later, his hobby OS would not just outgrow his personal computer, but go on to become...

You can apply for funds to help protect Linux and open source software

The Linux Foundation and allies will pay developers to help secure Linux and open-source software programs. Linux and open-source software are much easier to secure than proprietary software. As open-source co-founder Eric S. Raymond pointed out with Linus’ law: “Given...

Ulauncher is a very useful application launcher for Linux

Ulauncher is a fast application launcher with extension and shortcut support to help you quickly access application and files in Linux. An application launcher lets you quickly access or open an app without hovering over the application menu icons. By default,...

AMD GPU Linux driver updated with 17 new PCI IDs for RDNA 2 graphics

The AMD GPU Linux driver was updated with 17 new PCI IDs for RDNA 2 graphics. It’s not clear what these PCI IDs refer to, but combining this news with other rumors, a GPU refresh seems be a possibility. It...

Top 10 Linux Video Conferencing Apps

Want a better way to communicate while working from home? These 10 video conferencing apps will make remote work much easier for you. Luckily, there isn’t any shortage of quality video conferencing software for Linux. This guide covers some of...

According to a Trend Micro report, cryptocurrency mining has sparked the interest of cybercriminals in breaking Linux

Cybercriminals are targeting Linux-based clouds to mine cryptocurrency so much so that coinminers have surpassed ransomware and web shells as the top Linux malware.This doesn’t mean Linux, a highly esteemed operating system used on 100% of the top 500...

AMD Adds 17 PCI IDs to Linux Kernel Driver, Implying RDNA 2 Update

AMD’s Radeon product line-up based on RDNA 2 could get expanded with even more products, that are possibly a refreshed designs for additional performance and efficiency. According to the report coming from Phoronix, AMD has added as many as...

AMD updates Linux kernel driver with 17 PCI IDs, suggesting RDNA 2 update

AMD’s Radeon product line-up based on RDNA 2 could get expanded with even more products, that are possibly a refreshed designs for additional performance and efficiency. According to the report coming from Phoronix, AMD has added as many as...

Linux 5.14 is expected to improve the security of business applications in the future

Linux is set for a big release this Sunday August 29, setting the stage for enterprise and cloud applications for months to come. The 5.14 kernel update will include security and performance improvements. “More specifically, the feature helps to split...

Top 8 Linux Productivity Apps

Improve your workflow and take your productivity to the next level by installing these eight Linux apps. In recent years a number of handy apps have popped up to help you be more productive at whatever professional or creative task...

AMD’s new RDNA2 PCI IDs in the Linux driver indicate that an RDNA2 update is on the way

Before getting your hopes up, the new 17 PCI IDs found in the AMDGPU Linux driver may not be directly linked to 17 new AMD GPUs, as PCI IDs are also used for engineering samples and custom-designed models from...

On Ubuntu, use pgAdmin to manage your PostgreSQL database

Configuring a database is hard, but managing it is even harder. Here’s how to install pgAdmin on Ubuntu to manage your PostgreSQL database. As a developer, you might be inclined to run PostgreSQL, a popular relational database, on your local...

How can you improve your Linux development skills?

This collection of resources will help you learn important commands, grasp new tools and improve skills you need to manage any Linux system. Also, everyone can benefit from a vocabulary review to make sure your basic understanding of Linux is...

The Kodi 19 Matrix-based LibreELEC 10 Linux distribution is available for download

Kodi is a wonderful open source media player that provides users with an immersive experience that is optimized for the living room. While the software gets a bad reputation because some (most?) people use it for piracy, many strictly...

In Ubuntu 20.04, there are three ways to install the Emacs text editor

There are multiple ways to install Emacs on Ubuntu 20.04 or 18.04 LTS Linux that are package management, snaps, and PPA. Here we will show all of them. You can also use the article for Ubuntu 21.04 and Linux...

Linux is not immune to malware; These are some of the most dangerous Linux threats in 2021

So yesterday I wrote about the latest iteration of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS coming out in my usual glowing terms. I feel like there was nothing amiss in that article after all Ubuntu, especially the version in question, is a...

Dr Shuli Goodman, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation for Energy, discusses decarbonization at the electron level

I recetly had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Shuli Goodman, the executive director of Linux Foundation Energy (LF Energy). The conversation was educational for me and it’s exciting to see how The Linux Foundation is doing its part...

On Debian 11 Bullseye Linux, how to install Snap and Snap-store

LinuxHow to install Snap & Snap-store on Debian 11 Bullseye Linux How to install Snap & Snap-store on Debian 11 Bullseye LinuxHeyan Maurya Last Updated: August 28, 2021 LINUX NO COMMENTS Snap is a package format developed by Canonical that...

Installing PHP 8.0 on a Debian 11 Bullseye server is simple

LinuxEasy way to Install PHP 8.0 on Debian 11 Bullseye Server Easy way to Install PHP 8.0 on Debian 11 Bullseye ServerHeyan Maurya Last Updated: August 27, 2021 LINUX NO COMMENTS Php 8.0 is the latest stable version of this...

At age 30, Linux explains how Android came to be, well, Android

Android is the world’s most beloved consumer operating system (OS), powering billions of smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and other gadgets all around the globe. While there are many other popular operating systems in use, none have accomplished quite such...

For Linux, GNOME 41 Beta is now available: packages have been updated

GNOME Project announced that its newest beta version will now soon become available for Linux testers. The GNOME 41 public beta is set to be available on Sept. 2. GNOME Project unveiled that the newest beta 41 is now available....

You can request money to improve the security of Linux and open source software

The Linux Foundation and allies will pay developers to help secure Linux and open-source software programs. To help remedy this, David A. Wheeler, the LF’s director of Open Source Supply Chain Security, recently revealed the LF or its related foundations...

What malware is the most harmful for Linux? Not ransomware, but cryptocurrency miners

“Given that the cloud holds a seemingly endless amount of computing power, hackers have a clear motive in stealing computing resources to run their cryptocurrency mining activities.” With ransomware wreaking havoc on the malware scene these days in a barrage...

Linux attackers take advantage of vulnerabilities that have not been patched

Linux operating systems are being targeted by malicious actors as organizations increase their digital footprint in the cloud, with many attackers of the open source OS likely taking advantage of outdated software with unpatched vulnerabilities, according to the Linux...

Linux mascot Tux has a short history

Ever wonder where Tux the penguin came from? Jack Wallen offers up a bit of a history lesson. Getting that tattoo was important to me because it served as a permanent reminder as to how Linux profoundly changed my life...

Debian 11 Bullseye installs the Chromium browser

LinuxInstall Chromium browser Debian 11 Bullseye Install Chromium browser Debian 11 BullseyeHeyan Maurya Last Updated: August 25, 2021 LINUX NO COMMENTS Chromium is an open-source browser from Google, on which “Google Chrome” is based. With this web app, developers and...

For quick preparation, get the Linux Foundation CKA exam practice tests

Get Success In Linux Foundation CKA Exam With CertsHero Have a plan to get ahead in your professional career with Linux Foundation CKA certification exam? You may know that Kubernetes Administrator CKA certification is the most significant industry recognized certification...

Time to play some games? The best virtual reality games for Linux

It’s possible to deep dive into the virtual reality gaming world on your Linux system. Want to explore VR games on Linux? This article takes you through the top 3 VR games available on Linux. What are VR Games? VR games...

The BIOS setup tool now includes new features as well as Linux support.

Advantech has added many key features to BIOS Wizard, the rapid custom BIOS configuration tool exclusively produced for its embedded hardware platforms. Now supporting Linux and Microsoft Windows, the latest version, BIOS Wizard 2.0, offers extra features that provide...

Ulauncher is a pretty useful Linux application launcher

Ulauncher is a fast application launcher with extension and shortcut support to help you quickly access application and files in Linux. By default, I found the application launcher with Pop!_OS super handy. But, not every Linux distribution offers an application...

Linus Torvalds reflects on his “just a hobby” operating system, Linux, as he celebrates its 30th anniversary.

It’s been 30 years since Finnish graduate student Linus Torvalds drafted a brief note saying he was starting a hobby operating system. The world would never be the same. Thirty years later, Linux rules IT. Almost all major websites —...

Hackers are targeting cloud-based versions of Linux that are out of date

New research Linux Threat Report 2021 1H from Trend Micro found Linux operating systems are being targeted – with nearly 13 million detections from the first half of 2021 – as organizations increase their digital footprint in the cloud...

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Linux

My first experience with Linux, if my memory didn’t fail me, was 20-30 years ago with a Redhat distribution in which I was experimenting with something on the command line. At the time, Linux was still too basic to...

Choose a Linux shell and play around with it

If you don’t love the shell you’re using on your Linux system, change it! There are plenty, including bash, fish, ksh, tcsh, zsh. The default shell on most Linux systems is bash. Unless you make an effort, any user accounts...

On Debian 11 Bullseye Linux, install Docker CE

Run container virtual machine by installing Docker CE on Debian 10 or 11 Bullseye Linux using the guide given here in this article… What do you need to perform this tutorial: Debian 11 is the latest long-term supported release from the...

Crypto Mining Has Piqued Cybercriminals’ Interest In Breaking Linux, According To Trend Micro Report

Cybercriminals are targeting Linux-based clouds to mine cryptocurrency so much so that coinminers have surpassed ransomware and web shells as the top Linux malware. This doesn’t mean Linux, a highly esteemed operating system used on 100% of the top 500...

The most vulnerable security distributions and concerns are detailed in the Trend Micro Linux Threat Report.

Analysts reviewed 13 million security incidents and found that end-of-life versions of Linux distributions were at the biggest risk. Trend Micro detection data from the Linux Threat Report 2021 1H shows the top four Linux distributions where the top threat...

Choose a Linux shell and tweak it

If you don’t love the shell you’re using on your Linux system, change it! There are plenty, including bash, fish, ksh, tcsh, zsh. There are quite a few shells on Linux system and more that can be easily added. This...

Hackers are targeting outdated versions of Linux in the cloud

New research Linux Threat Report 2021 1H from Trend Micro found Linux operating systems are being targeted – with nearly 13 million detections from the first half of 2021 – as organizations increase their digital footprint in the cloud...

Linux turns 30

It’s doubtful that even Linus Torvalds, the creator and primary developer of the Linux kernel, imagined it would reach its 30th birthday playing such a major role in everything from supercomputers to tiny embedded devices. But here we are! It...

SerenityOS is a Unix-y love letter to the 1990s, not a Linux distribution

Today, I test-drove an in-development operating system project that seems almost disturbingly tailored to me specifically: SerenityOS. I cannot possibly introduce SerenityOS more accurately than its own website does: Every word of this introduction is almost surgically accurate. To someone...

Linux is 30 years old

It all started on August 25thNS That year, Torvalds announced in a usenet post that he was working on a free operating system and would be ready within a few months. He also said it wouldn’t be as big...

In the wild, there have been 13 million malware infections on Linux

Linux-based operating systems are being targeted more and more frequently by malicious actors, largely thanks to the prevalence of Linux in public cloud workloads. More than 13 million attempted malware attacks on Linux systems were detected between January and...

Ulauncher is a very useful application launcher for Linux

Ulauncher is a fast application launcher with extension and shortcut support to help you quickly access application and files in Linux. An application launcher lets you quickly access or open an app without hovering over the application menu icons. By default,...

GNOME 41 Beta is currently available for Linux: package updates have been made

GNOME Project announced that its newest beta version will now soon become available for Linux testers. The GNOME 41 public beta is set to be available on Sept. 2. GNOME 41 Beta Highlights GNOME 41 Beta is Now Available For Linux–Here...
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