Slimbook II

KDE releases new Slimbook II Linux laptops with snappy Intel Core processors

The KDE Slimbook II is shiny, smart, and sleek, but it is not only good-looking: it is also powerful. The new i5 and i7 microprocessors and DDR4 RAM make it much faster than its predecessor. Other improvements include a touchpad that “clicks” wherever you press it, and larger internal WiFi antennas that guarantee you will get a better reception wherever a WiFi network is available.

Read more
baspi

BASpi I/O board – 12-point BAS expansion board for Raspberry Pi

The BASpi I/O board is a 12-point BAS expansion board for Raspberry Pi. The I/O board, plus the firmware files provided by Contemporary Controls turn your Raspberry Pi into a BACnet-networked, Sedona-programmable controller with 6 Universal Inputs and 6 Relay Outputs. All 12 physical I/O points, in addition to 24 Virtual Points are served up over BACnet/IP using Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

Read more

MenuLibre 2.1.5 Released

A FreeDesktop.org compliant menu editor for desktop environments implementing the Desktop Entry Specification. Some desktops are improperly configured and do not export the expected variables, and patches are included to infer the running environment in other ways. Some older desktops, such as IceWM, do not implement this specification and handle their menus in other ways.

Read more

LKRG – Linux Kernel Runtime Guard

Linux Kernel Runtime Guard (LKRG) is a loadable kernel module that performs runtime integrity checking of the Linux kernel and detection of security vulnerability exploits against the kernel. As controversial as this concept is, LKRG attempts to post-detect and hopefully promptly respond to unauthorized modifications to the running Linux kernel (integrity checking) or to credentials (such as user IDs) of the running processes (exploit detection).

Read more
Free Programming Books

Excellent No-Charge Linux Books – Learn About Linux – For Beginners

Many no-charge e-books are, frankly, little more than spam bait, often published only to entice you to purchase a book from the same publisher. Poorly written, and with very little original content. Whereas the recommended texts below are definitely worth downloading. They’ll teach you the basics about Linux and so much more. They’re the ideal starting point for your Linux adventures. And you don’t have to divulge any personal information to get your hands on them.

Read more

Announcing ncurses 6.1

The ncurses (new curses) library is a free software emulation of curses in System V Release 4.0 (SVr4), and more. It uses terminfo format, supports pads and color and multiple highlights and forms characters and function-key mapping, and has all the other SVr4-curses enhancements over BSD curses. SVr4 curses became the basis of X/Open Curses.

Read more