Apr 252013

Article by Gary Marten

GNU/Linux is one of the most rapidly growing open source operating system as it is consistently improving its capabilities to meet the technological requirements. Initially, Linux was not adopted by most of the users because of its command line interface but later developments in Linux provide ease in terms of accessibility and offered Graphical User-Interface (GUI). As it’s an open source OS, it has one of the largest developer community and one of the most prominent contributors in Linux technology is RedHat. Linux was initially designed for Intel x86 personal computers and then later on modified to support different hardware as well.

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Mar 292013

Article By Luca Grandi.

When open source started off in the 1980’s it sounded like a fairy tale world where good always triumphed, dragons were slain and all stories ended happily ever after. Although not a new concept, free sharing of technological information was a natural progression. If you consider that many things such as recipes, formulas and even patents have been shared since the beginning of time, you’ll realize that this was by no means a new idea.

In 1991, the Linux Kernel, which was started by Linus Torvalds, was released as a freely modifiable source code. Initially the license wasn’t the GPL, but in February 1992 when version 0.12 was released, Torvalds made sure he licensed it under the GNU General Public License. Torvalds was delighted that his kernel attracted much attention from volunteer programmers.

Up until this point no completely free-software operating systems were in existence due to the GNU’s lack of a working kernel, but the development of Torvalds’s kernel proved to be the final piece of the puzzle.

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Apr 222012

More or less a week ago has been released the Version 5.5 of this interesting distribution, for the uninitiated, the principle upon which Trisquel is born is to use 100% free software.
Trisquel 5.5 (codename: Brigantia) is based on Ubuntu 11.10, while the next release will use Ubuntu 12.04.

In Trisquel every software is checked in every component and is discarded (or modified) if don’t use a 100% compatible license, for example the kernel used in this distribution is the one released by the Linux-libre project.
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Protect Linux from cold boot attacks with TRESOR

While reading an interesting Blog I discovered a new treasure: TRESOR, in short TRESOR is a secure implementation of AES which is resistant against cold boot attacks and other attacks on main memory. If like me you wonder what a cold boot attack is, Princeton University can help us : Contrary to popular assumption, DRAMs [...]

Introduction to AppArmor

If you use Ubuntu or Suse you probably already have Apparmor installed on your system, so take a moment and see how this software can help you. And also if you don’t use these distributions, this article can be interesting if you are interested at the security of your Linux Box. AppArmor (“Application Armor”) is [...]