Get your update against GNU Bash “SHELLSHOCK” vulnerability


This is a very important announcement from FSF [Free Software Foundation]. I would like to share with you, readers, about the unnoticed vulnerability inside Bash [Bourne Again SHell]. Let’s have a look at FSF’s statement on this particular issue.

“A major security vulnerability has been discovered in the free software shell GNU Bash. The most serious issues have already been fixed, and a complete fix is well underway. GNU/Linux distributions are working quickly to release updated packages for their users. All Bash users should upgrade immediately, and audit the list of remote network services running on their systems.”

The vulnerability affects from version 1.14 through 4.3 of GNU Bash. This particular issue is named as Bash Bug.

What if I don’t update?
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SteamOS 1.0 Beta (Alchemist) Released


SteamOS is an Operating System, which is developed based on Linux Kernel. Valve Corporation developed SteamOS and released its first version on December 13. SteamOS is designed primarily for playing video games. Users will be able to stream games from their Windows or Mac computers to one running SteamOS. Since SteamOS is designed for playing games it will not have many built-in functions beyond web browsing and playing games; for example there is no file manager or image viewer. Though the OS does not, in its current form, support streaming services, Valve is in talks with streaming companies to bring the feature to SteamOS.

Valve explains that SteamOS is a fork of Debian 7.1. The 1.0 release is nicknamed “alchemist” and the main tweaks introduced by Valve involve Read More »

Some Commonly Asked Questions On GNU/Linux Answered


To increase familiarity with GNU/Linux for an average user, here I share you a detailed introduction to GNU/Linux so you can get acquainted and comfortable with GNU/Linux.

Following are some of the question answers I found during my usual searches on web and I am sure this one will be helpful for someone who would like to give a shot on GNU/Linux.

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