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How to Install OpenLDAP on Ubuntu Server 18.04

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) allows for the querying and modification of an X.500-based directory service. In other words, LDAP is used over a Local Area Network (LAN) to manage and access a distributed directory service. LDAPs primary purpose is to provide a set of records in a hierarchical structure. What can you do with those records? The best ...

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Linux Desktop News: Solus 4 Released With New Budgie Goodness

After teasing fans for several months with the 3.9999 ISO refresh, the team at Solus has delivered  “Fortitude,” a new release of the independent Linuxdesktop OS. And like elementary OS did with Juno, it seems to earn that major version number. Solus 4 FortitudeSOLUS PROJECT Perhaps the most notable upgrade is the appearance of Budgie 10.5, even before it lands on the slick ...

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Linux Foundation Announces CommunityBridge Platform for Open Source Developers

At the Open Source Leadership Summit, the Linux Foundation announced the formation of CommunityBridge, which is a new platform created for open source developers. In making the announcement, Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said on stage at the conference that the Linux Foundation would match funding for any organization that donated funds to CommunityBridge projects. Following up ...

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Microsoft Released the Code for Windows Calculator, Skype for Web Has Launched but It Won’t Work on Linux, Google Debuts Google Coral, Wrath: Aeon of Ruin Coming to Linux and Fedora 30 Wallpapers

Microsoft has published the code for Windows Calculator and released it on GitHub under the permissive MIT license. Ars Technica reports that “The repository shows Calculator’s surprisingly long history. Although it is in some regards one of the most modern Windows applications—it’s an early adopter of Fluent Design and has been used to showcase a number of design elements—core parts of the codebase ...

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New Security Patch for Ubuntu 18.10, man-pages-5.00 Released, Be Sure to Update Google Chrome, Qt Creator 4.9 Beta2 Now Available and KDevelop Bugfix Is Out

Canonical has released a Linux kernel security patch for Ubuntu 18.10 on the heels of yesterday’s patch for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. According to Softpedia News, this patch addresses two of the same vulnerabilities as yesterday’s patch: CVE-2019-6133 and CVE-2018-18397. It also addresses CVE-2019-16880, which is an out of bounds write vulnerability discovered by Jason Wang. Update now if you haven’t already. man-pages-5.00 was released yesterday. Michael ...

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Eclipse IoT Milestones, Bare-Metal Cloud Computing Risk, Purism Announces PureBoot, Go 1.12 Released, and Qualcomm and Thundercomm Launched a Robotics RB3 Platform that runs Linux with Robot Operating System

The Eclipse Foundation this morning announced that Eclipse IoT, “a leading collaboration of vendors working together to define an open, modular architecture to accelerate commercial IoT adoption”, has reached “3 million lines of code, 41 member companies, 37 IoT projects and 350 contributors”. See the Eclipse IoT website for more on how “Eclipse IoT is the open source center of gravity for ...

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Linux Kernel 5.0-rc8 Released, Git v2.21.0 Now Available, 1TB MicroSD Cards Are in the Works, Sprint Launching 5G Service in Four Cities Soon, Emergency Point Release for Ubuntu 16.04.6

Linux kernel 5.0-rc8 was released yesterday. Linus writes “This may be totally unnecessary, but we actually had more patches come in this last week than we had for rc7, which just didn’t make me feel the warm and fuzzies. And while none of the patches looked all that scary, some of them were to pretty core files, so it wasn’t all ...

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GhostBSD: A Solid Linux-Like Open Source Alternative

The subject of this week’s Linux Picks and Pans is a representative of a less well-known computing platform that coexists with Linux as an open source operating system. If you thought that the Linux kernel was the only open source engine for a free OS, think again. BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) shares many of the same features that make Linux ...

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SpeakUp Trojan Targets Linux Servers

Researchers at Check Point have found a new Trojan called SpeakUp that’s infecting Linux servers. SpeakUp exploits known vulnerabilities in Linux and is targeting servers in China. According to Check Point, “SpeakUp acts to propagate internally within the infected subnet, and beyond to new IP ranges, exploiting remote code execution vulnerabilities. In addition, SpeakUp presented the ability to infect Mac ...

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Linux Kernel Continues To Offer Mitigation for Spectre Mitigation

Kernel 4.19 has added another family of Spectre vulnerabilities to its list of mitigating the mitigation. Usually, you want to mitigate all possible vulnerabilities unless we are talking about Meltdown and Spectre which are a class or family of dozens of vulnerabilities. But what sysadmins hate more than these vulnerabilities are mitigations offered to these vulnerabilities. Some of these mitigations have a ...

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