The Linux SIG meets Monday May 18th at 7 pm.
Exactly six years ago we researched hardware firewalls at the FOSS SIG. Several free open source solutions exist for those that require added Internet protection.
This month we’ll look at two firewalls: IP Fire and Untangle. Both are open source / commercial products that limit and report Internet access in public areas. These products are often good-enough to protect the internal network and let users know their access is being seriously monitored.
Both firewalls use an old computer with two network cards for hardware. As you might have guessed, both use an embedded Linux operating system.
As usual, bring Linux-related questions and we’ll try to answer them. These May 2015 Linux Links will be discussed as time permits:
- An Ubuntu phone that doubles as a desktop is coming this year | Mobile
- Debian 8: Linux’s most reliable distro makes its biggest change since 1993
- Bits from Debian – Debian 8.0 Jessie has been released!
- elementary OS releases ‘Freya,’ With Freya, elementary introduces a seriously impressive consumer-focused Linux distribution.
- Kicking the Tires on an $89 Symple PC
- How to Create a Secure USB Drive in Ubuntu with Linux Unified Key Setup Your portable thumb-sized USB flash drive is a security risk.
- Microsoft continues earning money from Linux — increases patent licensing agreements Many people — let’s call them ‘haters’ — like to make fun of Microsoft’s mobile market share with Windows Phone but they make $$ on Android too.
- Secure your home network, and every device attached to it, in 3 steps
Below the fold
- The best free, open-source software for everyday PC users
- Egg-shaped Linux mini-PC targets emerging markets
- Why is Android so different from Linux distros? The differences between Android and Linux distros.
- How to Run Android Apps with App Runtime for Chrome
- ▶ How to make Linux’s desktop look good on HiDPI displays You’ve paid good money for a high-resolution display. Here’s how to enjoy it with Linux’s GNOME desktop.
- Top 6 Ways To Get Your iTunes Experience On Linux There are several strong iTunes alternatives that you can switch to offering a similar experience.
- How to run Ubuntu Snappy Core on Raspberry Pi 2
- RaspArch :: Run Arch Linux on your Raspberry Pi 2
- Five more operating systems for the Raspberry Pi 2 From Ubuntu 15.04 to RetroPie classic console emulators…
- The Raspberry Pi Finder Easily Locates Your Pi’s IP Address If you’re running your Raspberry Pi in headless mode not using a static IP address, it’s a pain to locate the IP address. This makes the process as easy as a click of the mouse.
- First Peek at XBian on the Raspberry Pi 2