Rugged marine computer runs Linux on Skylake-U

Avalue’s “EMS-SKLU-Marine” is an IEC EN60945 certified computer with 6th Gen Core CPUs, -20 to 60°C support, plus 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, M2, and mini-PCIe. The EMS-SKLU-Marine is designed for maritime applications such as control room or engine room, integrated bridge systems, propulsion control or safety systems, and boat entertainment systems. Avalue touts the […] Read more

How to Set Up an Email Server in Ubuntu

There are plenty of reasons you’d want to run your own mail server. Privacy, security, and customization are just a few. Putting together a custom mail server is a huge pain. It’s really not something that you’d want to do, let alone maintain. Thankfully, there are several nice options that provide turn-key solutions. This guide is going to focus on Mailcow. Mailcow provides absolutely everything that you need for an email server pre-configured and bundled in a convenient Docker container. It even has a management interface for you to easily... Read more

Chromebooks Could Soon Get Fingerprint Support as Google Works on New Flagship

In the last few days, we reported on a few cool new features that Google appears to work on for the next major version of its Linux-based Chrome OS operating system for Chromebooks. For example, there’s a Night Light mode coming to Chrome OS, designed to improve our sleep and reduced strain on the eyes by limiting the amount of blue light emitted by the display, new power management settings will let Chromebook owners control the lid-closed and idle behaviour, and there’s also that revamped sign-in/lock screens. Now … (read... Read more

Windows PCs Under Attack in Europe, PCs at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Infected

Windows computers in Europe are currently under attack due to what seems to be a new form of ransomware similar to WannaCry. Hundreds of businesses and organizations are said to be targeted in this new wave of attacks, with victims including computers at the Chernobyl nuclear plant. At this point, it’s not entirely clear if this is an updated version of WannaCry or not, but security company originally posted that there’s evidence this is a variant of the Petya ransomware. In a recent update, Kaspersky says it believes this is... Read more

Arch Linux-Based ArchEX Distro Updated with LXQt 0.11.1 and Linux Kernel 4.11.6

Arne Exton is pleased to announce the availability of a new update for its Arch Linux-based ArchEX GNU/Linux distribution, build 170626, which comes with the latest LXQt desktop environment and other open source technologies. Powered by Linux kernel 4.11.6-3, the same version that’s also available upstream in the stable repositories of the popular Arch Linux operating system, ArchEX Build 170626 is now using the latest Mozilla Firefox 54.0 web browser, Yaourt package manager, and Calamares installer, all built on top of the LXQt 0.11.1 desktop environment. “I’ve finally managed to... Read more

Lumina Desktop 1.3 Released with Own, Default Material Design Icon Themes

TrueOS and Lumina Desktop developer Tim Moore announced the release and immediate availability of Lumina Desktop 1.3.0, a significant update of the open-source desktop environment that’s used by default in TrueOS. The biggest change of the Lumina Desktop 1.3 release appears to be the replacement of KDE Project’s Oxygen icon theme with its own Material Design icon themes, available in light and dark variants and enabled by default for all new installations, as well as if you’re upgrading from a previous Lumina Desktop build. “The Lumina desktop now distributes it’s... Read more