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    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community
    Mike Diehl
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Like most families these days, our family is extremely busy. We have four boys who have activities and appointments. My wife and I both have our own businesses as well as outside activities. For years, we've been using eGroupware to help coordinate our schedules and manage contacts. The eGroupware system has served us well for a long time. However, it is starting to show its age. more>>
  • Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

    Network World Open Source Subnet
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.The battles center on the recent decision by Debian’s governing technical committee to replace the venerable sysvinit startup module with systemd in the forthcoming release, dubbed “Jessie.” Systemd is a more sophisticated, complex piece of software, which supporters say is a necessary update to a badly outmoded part of Debian, while critics accuse it of being needlessly…
  • 100 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications

    Software
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Enterprises, SMBs and home users can see significant savings with these open source alternatives to popular software. Certain types of software have long had a reputation for being very expensive. As cloud computing has become more popular, many popular software packages have switched to a monthly subscription model rather than charging users a one-time fee. While these subscriptions often look inexpensive on a monthly basis, the fees can really add up over time. While there are many good reasons to consider open source applications, the ability to avoid or reduce these fees continues to be a…
  • How to create dialog boxes in an interactive shell script

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    Dan Nanni
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    When you install new software in the terminal environment, you may often see informative dialog boxes popping up, accepting your input. The type of dialog boxes ranges from simple yes/no dialog to input box, password box, checklist, menu, and so on. The advantage of using such user-friendly dialog boxes is obvious as they can guide […]Continue reading... The post How to create dialog boxes in an interactive shell script appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to parse JSON string via command line on Linux
  • Hackers encrypted the entire City of Detroit DataBase & demanded ransom of 2000 bitcoins ($803,500)

    LinuxSecurity.com - Latest News
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: During a speech for the North American International Cyber Summit being held at Michigan, Detroit , the Mayor of Detroit, Mike Duggan made a startling revelation. He said that the entire city database was attacked by hackers and held hostage. The attackers demanded a ransom of 2,000 bitcoins, an encrypted digital currency to decrypt the same.
 
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  • Mozilla Ditches Google Default Search for Yahoo

    Silviu Stahie
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Mozilla is making some important changes to the Firefox internet browser and they have decided that it was time to change the default search engine option from Google to different alternatives, including Yahoo.
  • Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On OpenSUSE 13.2

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On OpenSUSE 13.2This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.
  • Do I need OpenStack if I use Docker?

    Nati Shalom
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Docker has broken a record in the speed in which it moved from being a disruptive technology to a commodity. The speed of adoption and popularity of Docker brings with it lots of confusion. In this post I wanted to focus on a trend of commentary that has been gaining popularity that I’ve started to hear more often recently from users who just started using Docker: whether it makes sense to use OpenStack if they’ve already chosen to use Docker.
  • Eben Upton: Google’s Eric Schmidt helped inspire Raspberry Pi Model A+ price cut

    Russell Barnes
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    While the Raspberry Pi has always been cheap, the Foundation didn’t rest on their laurels with the Model A+ price. In fact, Google’s Eric Schmidt had a hand in making it cheaper…
  • Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source Cars

    Chris Tozzi
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The Automotive Grade Linux project, which is sponsored by the Linux Foundation, has added partners in its effort to build an open source, Linux-based platform for cars and other automobiles.
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  • 12 Essential MySQL Insert Command Examples

    Ramesh Natarajan
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    One of the common MySQL operation is to insert records into a table. This tutorial explains how to use MySQL insert command with several practical and useful examples. The following example will connect to devdb database with username devuser and password mysecretpwd # mysql -u devuser -pmysecretpwd devdb mysql> For this tutorial, we’ll insert values […] Read More: 12 Essential MySQL Insert Command ExamplesPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Enable VMware VAAI and Install NetApp Plugin on ESXi

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    VAAI stands for VMware APIs Array Integration (for vSphere Storage). VAAI is also referred to as hardware acceleration (or hardware offload APIs), which are a set of APIs to enable communication between VMware vSphere ESXi hosts and storage devices. This APIs are enabled on the ESXi host to offload certain storage operations to the storage […] Read More: How to Enable VMware VAAI and Install NetApp Plugin on ESXiPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • 10 Yum Exclude Examples to Skip Packages for Linux Yum Update (How to Yum Exclude Kernel Updates)

    Ramesh Natarajan
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When you perform yum update, it will download the latest version of all the packages that are installed on your system, and upgrade them to the latest version. You may be in situation where you might not want yum to automatically update one (or more) specific package. In those situations, use the yum exclude option […] Read More: 10 Yum Exclude Examples to Skip Packages for Linux Yum Update (How to Yum Exclude Kernel Updates)Purchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • Introduction to Dynamic Programming using a C Program Example

    Koscica Dusko
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Dynamic programming approach was developed by Richard Bellman in 1940s. It was an attempt to create the best solution for some class of optimization problems, in which we find a best solution from smaller sub problems. This approach is recognized in both math and programming, but our focus will be more from programmers point of […] Read More: Introduction to Dynamic Programming using a C Program ExamplePurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • 10 pidstat Examples to Debug Performance Issues of Linux Process

    Balakrishnan Mariyappan
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    pidstat stands for PID Statistics. This tool can monitor an individual process that is managed by kernel and generate a report. It can monitor either a specific PID (process id), or all the process running on the system. pidstat is a part of sysstat utility. This tool reports various statistics including CPU used by a […] Read More: 10 pidstat Examples to Debug Performance Issues of Linux ProcessPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
 
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  • Ubuntu Governance: Reboot?

    jono
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    For many years Ubuntu has had a comprehensive governance structure. At the top of the tree are the Community Council (community policy) and the Technical Board (technical policy). Below those boards are sub-councils such as the IRC, Forum, and LoCo councils, and developer assessment boards. The vast majority of these boards are populated by predominantly non-Canonical folks. I think this is a true testament to the openness and accessibility of governance in Ubuntu. There is no “Canonical needs to have people on half the board” shenanigans…if you are a good leader in the…
  • Dealing With Disrespect: The Video

    jono
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:13 pm
    A while back I wrote and released a free e-book called Dealing With Disrespect. It is a book that provides a short, simple to read, free guide for handling personalized, mean-spirited, disrespectful, and in some cases, malicious feedback and criticism of your work. I wrote it because this kind of feedback is increasingly common in online communities and places such as YouTube, reddit, and elsewhere, and I am tired of seeing good people give-up sharing their creative efforts because of this. My goal with the book is that when someone reads mean-spirited feedback and criticism and feels…
  • Bad Voltage Turns 1

    jono
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Today Bad Voltage celebrates our first birthday. We plan on celebrating it by having someone else blow out our birthday candles while we smash a cake and quietly defecate on ourselves. For those of you unaware of the show, Bad Voltage is an Open Source, technology, and “other things we find interesting” podcast featuring Stuart Langridge (LugRadio, Shot Of Jaq), Bryan Lunduke (Linux Action Show), Jeremy Garcia (Linux Questions), and myself (LugRadio, Shot Of Jaq). The show takes fun but informed take on various topics, and includes interviews, reviews, competitions, and…
  • Happy Birthday Ubuntu!

    jono
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Today is Ubuntu’s ten year anniversary. Scott did a wonderful job summarizing many of those early years and his own experience, and while I won’t be as articulate as him, I wanted to share a few thoughts on my experience too. I heard of this super secret Debian startup from Scott James Remnant. When I worked at OpenAdvantage we would often grab lunch in Birmingham, and he filled me in on what he was working on, but leaving a bunch of the blanks out due to confidentiality. I was excited about this new mystery distribution. For many years I had been advocating at conferences about a…
  • Bringing Literacy to Millions of Kids With Open Source

    jono
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today we are launching the Global Learning XPRIZE complete with Indigogo crowdfunding campaign. This is a $15 million competition in which teams are challenged to create Open Source software that will teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic in 18 months without the aid of a teacher. This is not designed to replace teachers but to instead provide an educational solution where little or none exists. There are 57 million children aged 5 – 12 in the world today who have no access to education. There are 250 million children below basic literacy levels, even after several years…
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  • KDE Commit-Digest for 8th June 2014

    mrybczyn
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:42 am
    In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Calligra adds Okular generator for DOC/DOCX, based on the one for ODT Marble supports polygon moving, node deletion and adding polygon holes Solid offers more detailed battery status information KDevelop plugin controller architecture gains important optimizations Kdelibs sees config file parsing optimization thanks to reduced number of memory allocations Krita adds a Scalable Distance option to Weighted Smoothing In KDE Frameworks, Step has been ported to Qt5/KF5 Read the rest of the Digest here. Dot Categories: Developer
  • Plasma Bugfix Release Increases Integration with KDELibs 4 Apps

    jriddell
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    This month the Plasma 5 team brings you 5.1.1, a bugfix release to polish up the offering. It includes all the latest translations and a bunch of bugfixes. The bugfixes include syncing settings better with kdelibs4 applications so if you select which web browser you prefer to use that will affect all KDE applications. The VDG team have also continued their impressive work with numberous tweaks to the Breeze and Oxygen styles to get those margins just right as well as improve support for right-to-left languages.
  • Franklin Weng: The strength behind open source is the strength of contributing

    martgnz
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:46 am
    This is the first part of KDE & Freedom, a series of interviews with people who use and contribute to FOSS in their everyday lives. Please consider donating to the KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraiser. We need your help! Franklin is a 39 year old FOSS activist based in Taipei. He has coordinated KDE's zh_TW translation team since 2006, and is the core developer of ezgo (Chinese), a compilation of educational software used by schools all over Taiwan. ezgo, which in its Linux installation uses KDE software by default, blends more than 100 free software applications into one localized, easy to…
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 1st June 2014

    mrybczyn
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: In KDevelop it is now possible to modify many include directories and defined macros at the same time KStars adds an "eyepiece view" feature to the observation planner; It renders a view of the eyepiece and DSS / other imagery if available, side-by-side Digikam adds a geotagging status for thumbnails when viewing the album Calligra adds Okular generator for ODT (and OTT) files Solid now has a proper Inhibition object, with start/stop methods Trojita implements PasswordWatcher for imap access Akonadi implements direct streaming of part data Read the rest of…
  • KDE at LISA 2014 - Seattle, November 12 and 13

    kallecarl
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:42 pm
    There will be a KDE exhibit at the upcoming LISA (Large Installation System Administration) Conference. The full conference takes place November 9 ‒ 14 in Seattle; the expo is open on the 12th and 13th. There is no charge to attend the expo. Several members of the KDE Community will be in the booth—presenting various aspects of KDE; answering questions; demonstrating applications (thanks especially to Krita and ogbog); recruiting contributors, users, companies and sponsors. All members of the KDE Community are welcome to visit, to jump in & represent KDE, or to just make contact with…
 
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    Network World Open Source Subnet

  • Why the Moto 360 is winning the smartwatch race

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Last quarter, the Moto 360 topped the list of smartwatches, taking 15% of all shipments, according to Canalys. While Samsung’s offerings netted 52% of shipments, the overall category of wearable bands grew by 37% last quarter. Canalys credited the Moto 360’s success to its "appealing design," which gave it an edge over other Android Wear products. In hindsight, success appears simple, although having the foresight to design the right product in a fast-evolving market often eludes the best companies. Motorola Director of World Wide Communications William Moss responded to the Moto 360’s…
  • Open-source devs vote down anti-systemd measure, sponsor steps down

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Debian developers voted down a proposal that would have weakened the Linux distribution’s integration with a controversial system software package on Tuesday, in a victory for systemd supporters. The proposal, promulgated by former Debian project leader Ian Jackson, called for all Debian software to be effectively init-system-agnostic – the aim being to limit just how tightly bound to and dependent upon systemd Debian could become. + MORE ON NETWORK WORLD:Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears | How does a Windows bug go undetected for 19 years? +To read this…
  • What it's like living on a Chromebook, Part 2

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    I spent a week living in a Chromebook, and I actually rather enjoyed it.But there were still some obstacles that prevented me from being able to use a Chromebook, and only a Chromebook, as the center of my computing world. Namely: video editing and audio editing. If I could find solutions to those, I’d be living the sweet life on this here Chromebook.See also: What it's like living on a Chromebook, Part 1 This last week I've dedicated myself to the proposition that overcoming these obstacles is possible – and I was determined to do it.To read this article in full or to leave a comment,…
  • Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.The battles center on the recent decision by Debian’s governing technical committee to replace the venerable sysvinit startup module with systemd in the forthcoming release, dubbed “Jessie.” Systemd is a more sophisticated, complex piece of software, which supporters say is a necessary update to a badly outmoded part of Debian, while critics accuse it of being needlessly…
  • Open source code contains fewer defects, but there's a catch

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    Open source code is lower quality than proprietary code. At least, that's how many people now perceive it.Until this year, you could make a persuasive argument that defects in freely available source code are more likely to be spotted and fixed promptly than defects in proprietary software. Then along came Goto Fail, Heartbleed, Shellshock and Poodle. These four high-profile bugs in open source software weren't detected and fixed for years, in some cases, despite the code having been freely available for anyone to inspect.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

  • Days Between Dates?

    Dave Taylor
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Alert readers will know that I'm working on a major revision to my popular Wicked Cool Shell Scripts book to come out later this year. Although most of the scripts in this now ten-year-old book still are current and valuable, a few definitely are obsolete or have been supplanted by new technology or utilities. No worries—that's why I'm doing the update. more>>
  • Synchronize Your Life with ownCloud

    Mike Diehl
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Like most families these days, our family is extremely busy. We have four boys who have activities and appointments. My wife and I both have our own businesses as well as outside activities. For years, we've been using eGroupware to help coordinate our schedules and manage contacts. The eGroupware system has served us well for a long time. However, it is starting to show its age. more>>
  • A GUI for Your CLI?

    Shawn Powers
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    For new Linux users, the command line is arguably the most intimidating thing. For crusty veterans like me, green text on a black background is as cozy as fuzzy slippers by a fireplace, but I still see CLI Companion as a pretty cool application. more>>
  • Android Candy: Party Like It's 1994!

    Shawn Powers
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    I really stink at video games. I write about gaming occasionally, but the truth of the matter is, I'm just not very good. If we play Quake, you'll frag me just about as often as I respawn. I don't have great reflexes, and my coordination is horrible. more>>
  • An Introduction to OpenGL Programming

    Mihalis Tsoukalos
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    OpenGL is a well-known standard for generating 3-D as well as 2-D graphics that is extremely powerful and has many capabilities. OpenGL is defined and released by the OpenGL Architecture Review Board (ARB). This article is a gentle introduction to OpenGL that will help you understand drawing using OpenGL. more>>
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  • Big Bad Data

    Doc Searls
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Obsession with Big Data has gotten out of hand. Here's how. more>>
  • Learn GNU/Linux the Fun Way

    Doc Searls
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Sometimes a gift just falls in your lap. This month, it came in the form of an e-mail out of the blue from Jared Nielsen, one of two brothers (the other is J.R. Nielsen) who created The Hello World Program, "an educational web series making computer science fun and accessible to all". more>>
  • DevOps for Dummies

    Carlie Fairchild
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We have a free eBook available for you to download today: DevOps for Dummies. more>>
  • Stuff That Matters

    Doc Searls
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    I'm writing this in a hotel room entered through two doors. The hall door is the normal kind: you stick a card in a slot, a light turns green, and the door unlocks. The inner one is three inches thick, has no lock and serves a single purpose: protection from an explosion. more>>
  • Cluetrain at Fifteen

    Doc Searls
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    I started writing for Linux Journal as a contributing editor in 1996 (here's one piece), and went full-time 1998, not long before I began co-writing The Cluetrain Manifesto with Chris Locke, David Weinberger and more>>
 
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  • Call for Proposals Now Open for Red Hat Summit 2015

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Red Hat Summit brings together a global audience to discuss innovations shaping the next generation of IT infrastructures. Red Hat Summit provides an ideal agenda for Red Hat customers, partners, technology industry visionaries, open source community members, and anyone looking to use open source software in their business.
  • Zentyal Server 4.0 : Linux Business Server Based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Zentyal Server 4.0, a small Linux business server that can be configured as Directory Server, Domain Controller, Zentyal Mail Server, Gateway, Unified Threat Manager , Unified Communications Server or a combination of them, has been released with many improvements, better and easier web management console, bug fixes and is now available for download.
  • C# .Net Open Source

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:36 am
    "Today, Microsoft is making the core parts of its .Net framework open-source, and cross-platform on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Microsoft is also committing to adding Android and iOS support in the upcoming Visual Studio 2015 - in fact, there's already an Android emulator in Visual Studio 2015 Preview, and iOS support will be added soon.
  • Another Debite Quits, Scientific Linux Flop, Mageia 3 EOL

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Another day brings another Debian resignation. In other news, Mageia 3 is reaching its end-of-life and The Var Guy has some highlights from SUSECon.
  • Prominent Developers Pulling Out of Debian as Voting Deadline Nears

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution. The battles center on the recent decision by Debian's governing technical committee to replace the venerable sysvinit startup module with systemd in the forthcoming release, dubbed "Jessie."
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    LinuxInsider

  • Jolla's Open Source Tablet Gets Crazy Crowd Love

    Richard Adhikari
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Jolla, the company set up by former Nokia executives to keep the Meego operating system alive, raised more than $841,000 on Wednesday, the first day of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. That's 221 percent of its goal of $380,000 -- and the campaign has 21 days to go, closing Dec. 9. Nearly 5,325 people have contributed to the campaign, although only about 3,800 actually purchased the tablets. The first 1,000 contributors got the tablet for $189; the next 1,000 for $199, and both lots sold out fast.
  • When Microsoft Went A-Courting

    Katherine Noyes
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    FOSS fans perhaps may be excused if they've felt a bit confused over the past few days. Dizziness, headaches and vertigo also have been common. What strange new ailment is this, you might ask? Well, it's no ailment -- but that doesn't mean it's any simpler to remedy. The cause, it turns out, is none other than the news that Microsoft is open sourcing .Net and also expanding it to run on Linux and Mac OS. Yes, you heard that right: Steve Ballmer once may have called Linux a "cancer," but today Redmond has a newfound "love" for Linux.
  • CAINE Provides Sturdy Support for Forensic Specialists

    Jack M. Germain
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:49 pm
    CAINE is a professional-grade digital forensic Linux distro. It uses an old-school desktop environment hardened with top-notch specialty tools. CAINE provides tight security and built-in digital investigation tools, but it is less inviting for non-forensic specialists to use as an everyday Linux desktop. However, it could serve the purpose for users who are willing to handle several interface inconveniences. CAINE is built around a complete investigative environment that integrates existing software tools as software modules.
  • The US Government's Tenuous Relationship With Open Source

    Jack M. Germain
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    The amount of open source software used by the U.S. government might well be one of the biggest secrets in Washington. Not even purveyors of FOSS, as in free and open source software, know the extent of federal agency adoption of nonproprietary software. Some in the Beltway Loop contend that open source is very prevalent. Others suggest that open source is avoided because its code is exposed for anyone to see. One thing seems very sure, however. Most government agencies cling to well-known commercial software for desktop services.
  • Firefox Develops a Case of Selective Amnesia

    Katherine Noyes
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Mozilla on Monday announced an updated version of its open source browser complete with a new Forget button aimed at protecting users' privacy. "Forget gives you an easy way to tell Firefox to clear out some of your recent activity," explained Firefox Vice President Johnathan Nightingale. "Instead of asking a lot of complex technical questions, Forget asks you only one: How much do you want to forget? Once you tell Firefox you want to forget the last five minutes, or two hours, or 24 hours, it takes care of the rest."
 
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    LinuxSecurity.com - Latest News

  • Hackers encrypted the entire City of Detroit DataBase & demanded ransom of 2000 bitcoins ($803,500)

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: During a speech for the North American International Cyber Summit being held at Michigan, Detroit , the Mayor of Detroit, Mike Duggan made a startling revelation. He said that the entire city database was attacked by hackers and held hostage. The attackers demanded a ransom of 2,000 bitcoins, an encrypted digital currency to decrypt the same.
  • Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Dark Web?

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: With the rise and fall of the Silk Road-and then its rise again and fall again-the last couple of years have cast new light on the Dark Web. But when a news organization as reputable as 60 Minutes describes the Dark Web as "a vast, secret, cyber underworld" that accounts for "90% of the Internet," it's time for a refresher.
  • Web Site Security Certificates Soon To Be Free and Easy

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:53 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Browsing the Web could be made a lot more secure Relevant Products/Services if sites used the HTTPS encryption protocol instead of HTTP, but installing the security Relevant Products/Services certificates that enable this has generally been difficult, time-consuming and sometimes costly as well.
  • Next year's DDoS attacks to come from Vietnam, India and Indonesia

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:52 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Vietnam, India and Indonesia might not have the most advanced Internet infrastructure, but they do have a large number of insecure smartphones coming online, making them the big botnet sources for next year's distributed denial of service attacks, according to a report released today by Black Lotus Communications, a DDoS mitigation vendor.
  • Security focus shifts to intrusion detection

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:29 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: WHILE IT managers grapple with managing rapidly evolving hardware and software, they must also deal with shifting security requirements. Industry experts warn that the techniques and technologies used in the past can no longer provide the levels of protection organisations require.
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    LinuxSecurity.com - Security Advisories

  • Debian: 3074-2: php5: Summary

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary
  • Mandriva: 2014:215: gnutls

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:27 pm
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated gnutls package fix security vulnerability: An out-of-bounds memory write flaw was found in the way GnuTLS parsed certain ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptography) certificates or certificate signing requests (CSR). A malicious user could create a [More...]
  • Debian: 3074-1: php5: Summary

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary
  • Red Hat: 2014:1873-01: libvirt: Moderate Advisory

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated libvirt packages that fix three security issues and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security [More...]
  • Red Hat: 2014:1872-01: kernel: Important Advisory

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated kernel packages that fix one security issue and one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]
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  • Apt-file pour explorer les packages Debian

    Toolinux
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Lorsque l'on utilise exclusivement la ligne de commande sur des serveurs Linux, il y a des outils qu'il faut avoir dans la poche, c'est le cas d'apt-file qui permet d'explorer des packages Debian (.deb) et de retrouver un package en fonction d'un fichier. Nous allons ici apprendre à l'utiliser. - Revue de presse
  • SUSE fait migrer les souscriptions SUSE vers des environnements de Cloud public

    Toolinux
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    SUSE propose une option BYOS (Bring Your Own Subscription) aux clients qui souhaitent utiliser leurs souscriptions SUSE sur le Cloud public. - Services
  • Les services informatiques au cœur de la croissance des entreprises

    Toolinux
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:10 pm
    A l'occasion de la nouvelle edition de l'EMC Forum, l'entreprise publie aujourd'hui les résultats de l'enquête réalisée auprès de responsables informatiques des entreprises françaises qui seront présents lors de son évenement annuel. - Revue de presse
  • Livre blanc : « Qu'est-ce qu'un portail d'entreprise ? »

    Toolinux
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Il s'agit d'une nouvelle édition du livre blanc, totalement refondue depuis la version 2012. Trois solutions open source majeures ont été décryptées : Jahia, Liferay et Drupal. - Livres
  • Stuxnet : le nom de la victime zéro

    Toolinux
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Découverte il y a plus de 4 ans, l'attaque de cyber-sabotage Stuxnet reste, encore aujourd'hui, l'un des sujets de discussion préférés des chercheurs en sécurité partout dans le monde. - Revue de presse
 
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  • Ubuntu Governance: Reboot?

    jono
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    For many years Ubuntu has had a comprehensive governance structure. At the top of the tree are the Community Council (community policy) and the Technical Board (technical policy). Below those boards are sub-councils such as the IRC, Forum, and LoCo councils, and developer assessment boards. The vast majority of these boards are populated by predominantly non-Canonical folks. I think this is a true testament to the openness and accessibility of governance in Ubuntu. There is no “Canonical needs to have people on half the board” shenanigans…if you are a good leader in the…
  • Dealing With Disrespect: The Video

    jono
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:13 pm
    A while back I wrote and released a free e-book called Dealing With Disrespect. It is a book that provides a short, simple to read, free guide for handling personalized, mean-spirited, disrespectful, and in some cases, malicious feedback and criticism of your work. I wrote it because this kind of feedback is increasingly common in online communities and places such as YouTube, reddit, and elsewhere, and I am tired of seeing good people give-up sharing their creative efforts because of this. My goal with the book is that when someone reads mean-spirited feedback and criticism and feels…
  • Bad Voltage Turns 1

    jono
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Today Bad Voltage celebrates our first birthday. We plan on celebrating it by having someone else blow out our birthday candles while we smash a cake and quietly defecate on ourselves. For those of you unaware of the show, Bad Voltage is an Open Source, technology, and “other things we find interesting” podcast featuring Stuart Langridge (LugRadio, Shot Of Jaq), Bryan Lunduke (Linux Action Show), Jeremy Garcia (Linux Questions), and myself (LugRadio, Shot Of Jaq). The show takes fun but informed take on various topics, and includes interviews, reviews, competitions, and…
  • Happy Birthday Ubuntu!

    jono
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Today is Ubuntu’s ten year anniversary. Scott did a wonderful job summarizing many of those early years and his own experience, and while I won’t be as articulate as him, I wanted to share a few thoughts on my experience too. I heard of this super secret Debian startup from Scott James Remnant. When I worked at OpenAdvantage we would often grab lunch in Birmingham, and he filled me in on what he was working on, but leaving a bunch of the blanks out due to confidentiality. I was excited about this new mystery distribution. For many years I had been advocating at conferences about a…
  • Bringing Literacy to Millions of Kids With Open Source

    jono
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today we are launching the Global Learning XPRIZE complete with Indigogo crowdfunding campaign. This is a $15 million competition in which teams are challenged to create Open Source software that will teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic in 18 months without the aid of a teacher. This is not designed to replace teachers but to instead provide an educational solution where little or none exists. There are 57 million children aged 5 – 12 in the world today who have no access to education. There are 250 million children below basic literacy levels, even after several years…
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    taint.org: Justin Mason's Weblog

  • Links for 2014-11-20

    dailylinks
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Update on Azure Storage Service Interruption As part of a performance update to Azure Storage, an issue was discovered that resulted in reduced capacity across services utilizing Azure Storage, including Virtual Machines, Visual Studio Online, Websites, Search and other Microsoft services. Prior to applying the performance update, it had been tested over several weeks in a subset of our customer-facing storage service for Azure Tables. We typically call this “flighting,” as we work to identify issues before we broadly deploy any updates. The flighting test demonstrated a notable…
  • Links for 2014-11-19

    dailylinks
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Building a complete Tweet index Twitter’s new massive-scale twitter search backend. Sharding galore (tags: architecture search twitter sharding earlybird) The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America) ‘I went over to Japan right around the time Takeshi was deciding which emoji were going to make it into the first cut of Gmail emoji. The [PILE_OF_POO emoji] was absolutely one of the necessary emoji that Takeshi said we have to have. There was actually conflict because there were people back at headquarters who had no idea what emoji were, and thought…
  • Links for 2014-11-18

    dailylinks
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    What’s the probability of a hash collision? Handy calculator (tags: probability hashing hashes collision risk md5 sha sha1 calculators) Roaring Bitmaps Bitsets, also called bitmaps, are commonly used as fast data structures. Unfortunately, they can use too much memory. To compensate, we often use compressed bitmaps. Roaring bitmaps are compressed bitmaps which tend to outperform conventional compressed bitmaps such as WAH, EWAH or Concise. In some instances, they can be hundreds of times faster and they often offer significantly better compression. Roaring bitmaps are used in Apache…
  • Links for 2014-11-17

    dailylinks
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    FBI’s “Suicide Letter” to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance The entire letter could have been taken from a page of GCHQ’s Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group (JTRIG)—though perhaps as an email or series of tweets. The British spying agency GCHQ is one of the NSA’s closest partners. The mission of JTRIG, a unit within GCHQ, is to “destroy, deny, degrade [and] disrupt enemies by discrediting them.” And there’s little reason to believe the NSA and FBI aren’t using such tactics. The implications of these types of…
  • Links for 2014-11-15

    dailylinks
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    IAB Statement on Internet Confidentiality Newly designed protocols should prefer encryption to cleartext operation. There may be exceptions to this default, but it is important to recognize that protocols do not operate in isolation.  Information leaked by one protocol can be made part of a more substantial body of information by cross-correlation of traffic observation.  There are protocols which may as a result require encryption on the Internet even when it would not be a requirement for that protocol operating in isolation. We recommend that encryption be deployed throughout the…
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  • Linux Version Of Civilization: Beyond Earth Still Coming Along

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    The Linux version of Civilization: Beyond Earth is still in the process of being ported to Linux... The Linux version of Civilization: Beyond Earth is still in the process of being ported to Linux... Read more at Phoronix
  • Why Mozilla is Scared of Google

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    In tech, little things can have big consequences — in this case, a tiny search bar. Last night, Firefox made a surprising announcement: after 10 years with Google as its default search engine, it would be handing the tiny search bar over to Yahoo. On the face of it, it's... In tech, little things can have big consequences — in this case, a tiny search bar. Last night, Firefox made a surprising announcement: after 10 years with Google as its default search engine, it would be handing the tiny search bar over to Yahoo. On the face of it, it's a strange move. If you're looking for almost…
  • Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.0

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:07 am
    Nico Gulden has announced the release of Univention Corporate Server 4.0. Univention Corporate Server is an enterprise-class distribution based on the stable release of Debian GNU/Linux, featuring an integrated management system for central administration of servers.  Nico Gulden has announced the release of Univention Corporate Server 4.0. Univention Corporate Server is an enterprise-class distribution based on the stable release of Debian GNU/Linux, featuring an integrated management system for central administration of servers. From the release announcement: "We are very happy to…
  • Ian Jackson Resigns From The Debian Technical Committee

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    There's yet another resignation this morning in the Debian camp... There's yet another resignation this morning in the Debian camp... Read more at Phoronix
  • 100 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Enterprises, SMBs and home users can see significant savings with these open source alternatives to popular software. Certain types of software have long had a reputation for being very expensive. As cloud computing has become more popular, many popular software packages have switched to a monthly subscription model rather than charging users a one-time fee. While these subscriptions often look inexpensive on a monthly basis, the fees can really add up over time. While there are many good reasons to consider open source applications, the ability to avoid or reduce these fees continues to be a…
 
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    LWN.net

  • McKenney: Stupid RCU Tricks: rcutorture Catches an RCU Bug

    jake
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    On his blog, Paul McKenney investigates a bug in read-copy update (RCU) in preparation for the 3.19 merge window. "Of course, we all have specific patches that we are suspicious of. So my next step was to revert suspect patches and to otherwise attempt to outguess the bug. Unfortunately, I quickly learned that the bug is difficult to reproduce, requiring something like 100 hours of focused rcutorture testing. Bisection based on 100-hour tests would have consumed the remainder of 2014 and a significant fraction of 2015, so something better was required. In fact, something way better was…
  • Security advisories for Thursday

    jake
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    Mandriva has updated clamav (BS1.0: denial of service from 2013) and php-ZendFramework (BS1.0: authentication bypass). openSUSE has updated emacs (13.1: multiple vulnerabilities). Red Hat has updated java-1.6.0-ibm (RHEL5&6: multiple vulnerabilities) and java-1.7.0-ibm (RHEL5: multiple vulnerabilities). SUSE has updated firefox (SLE11SP3: multiple vulnerabilities). Ubuntu has updated oxide-qt (14.10, 14.04: multiple vulnerabilities).
  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for November 20, 2014

    jake
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for November 20, 2014 is available.
  • Mozilla drops Google in favor of a multiple-search-partner plan

    n8willis
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Mozilla has announced that it is not renewing the longstanding arrangement with Google that made Google the default search engine in Firefox in exchange for a sizable payment. Instead, when the current deal ends, Firefox will adopt different default search engines in different regions, a move described as a "more local and flexible approach to increase choice and innovation on the Web." Yahoo will be the default search engine in the United States, Yandex in Russia, and Baidu in China. Mozilla CEO Chris Beard frames this change in terms of Mozilla's independence and non-commercial status.
  • [$] A Firefox OS 2.0 preview on the Flame

    n8willis
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    Mozilla has rolled out a preview of the next major milestone in Firefox OS, its HTML-driven mobile operating system. The upcoming release is branded Firefox OS 2.0 and incorporates a number of significant changes. The preview was released first as an over-the-air update available for the Flame developer phone; since I had recently acquired such a device, I decided to take a look.
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  • KDE Applications 14.12 Beta 3 Is Now Ready for Testing

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    The KDE Project developers have announced that the 14.12 Beta 3 version of KDE Applications has been released and is now ready for download and testing. Now that this particular branch of the KDE project is getting closer to the release, some distributions and developers have added the packages to some repositories. Before trying to test it you should check if it's already available in the local repos. "Today KDE released the beta of the new versions of KDE Applications. With dependency and ... (read more)
  • Fedora 21 Stable to Land on December 9

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    The Fedora project is preparing to release the latest Fedora 21 version of the operating system and they have nailed down the release date. Fedora 21 had a bumpy ride until now and the devs had to push back the launch date by a few weeks. This might seem a problem, but it's actually not. The Fedora people set a few dates for various milestones, but they are not fixed and the devs will break those dates of they feel they can improve the distribution. "We are now in the 'Final Freeze' for Fedo... (read more)
  • Live Voyager 14.04.03 Is a Surprisingly Interesting OS Based on Xubuntu – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Live Voyager 14.04.03 is a new Linux distribution based on Xubuntu 14.04.1 (Trusty Tahr) that features a unique desktop experience and some interesting options. Surprisingly enough, Live Voyager has been around for quite some time, but it never really got the attention it deserved. One of the reasons might be that it's actually a French distro, so it never really caught on until it got support for the English language. The developers have been releasing new versions since the 2012, but not a... (read more)
  • Evolve OS Developer Looking for Funds to Finish a Superb New Operating System – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    Evolve OS is a Linux-based operating system made from scratch that uses a new desktop environment called Budgie. Its developer has put together a fundraiser for the distribution so that he can devote more time to it and eventually make a stable release. So far, Evolve OS got a few Alpha versions and the developer managed to put together an impressive operating system that has very little in common with the other distros out there. It comes with what appears to be a simple and clear desktop l... (read more)
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth for Linux Is Just Weeks Away

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
    Aspyr Media is working to port Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth to the Linux platform and they say they are weeks away from finishing the work and launching the game. Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth was announced for the Linux platform a while back and the developers from Firaxis and Aspyr Media said that the game should be ready in time for the holidays. The devs doing the port have been keeping the community up to speed and informing users about the progress made so far, which... (read more)
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    Prakash Advani's Blog

  • .NET goes open source

    Prakash
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:28 am
    With other languages such as Java and Python getting large user base, this is a good move to gain some users. Microsoft is open sourcing .NET, this should reduce the compatibility challenges with cross-platform applications developed using Microsoft Tools. http://news.microsoft.com/2014/11/12/microsoft-takes-net-open-source-and-cross-platform-adds-new-development-capabilities-with-visual-studio-2015-net-2015-and-visual-studio-online/ Related posts: Most popular open-source cloud projects of 2014 At CloudOpen, a Linux Foundation tradeshow held in conjunction with... GoGrid Wants to be Open…
  • Tox: Secure and Open Source alternative to Skype

    Prakash
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:47 pm
    The main thing the Tox team is trying to do, besides provide encryption, is create a tool that requires no central servers whatsoever—not even ones that you would host yourself. It relies on the same technology that BitTorrent uses to provide direct connections between users, so there’s no central hub to snoop on or take down. There are other developers trying to build a secure, peer-to-peer messaging systems, including Briar and Invisible.im, a project co-created by HD Moore, the creator of the popular security testing framework Metasploit. And there are other secure-centric voice…
  • Cloud customers are still paying for twice as much as they need

    Prakash
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    An independent survey of 200 UK-based CIOs has revealed that they are only using about half of the cloud capacity they’ve bought and paid for, and that 90 percent of them see over-provisioning as a necessary evil. Cloud provider ElasticHosts, which commissioned the survey, says: “Essentially, bad habits like over-provisioning and sacrificing peak performance are being carried from the on-premise world into the cloud, partly because people are willing to accept these limitations.” Read…
  • iPhone 6 Plus vs Android Phablets: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note 3 Neo, LG G3 and Sony Xperia Z3

    Prakash
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    After the  iPhone 6 vs Android: Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC M8 and Xiaomi MI3,  I am now comparing the Phablets: iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3, Sony Xperia Z3 and Note 3 Neo. I picked the top Phablets and also the budget Note 3 Neo. Features iPhone 6 Plus Note 4 LG G3 Sony Xperia Z3 Note 3 Neo  FingerPrint Sensor  Yes  Yes No No No Shatter Proof  No No No Yes Yes Screen Size 5.5″  5.7″ 5.5″ 5.2″ 5.5″ Resolution 1080 x 1920 1440×2560  1440×2560 1080 x 1920 720 x 1280 RAM 2 GB  3 GB  2/3 GB  3 GB 2 GB  Memory Card Slot No  Yes…
  • iPhone 6 vs Android: Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC M8 and Xiaomi MI3

    Prakash
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    I was watching the iPhone 6 launch last night and was wonder what the fuss is all about? Well it’s from Apple and people may be drooling. Lets find out how the iPhone 6 compares with the Leading Android phones. I am only comparing the specifications and features and not the actually quality which is very subjective. Here is Apple iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Xiaomi MI3. Galaxy S5 and One M8 are the premium Android phones while the MI3 is the poor man’s option or the rich mans budget phone which ever way you look at it. Features iPhone 6 Galaxy S5 One M8 MI3…
 
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    OSNews

  • Haiku progress update towards beta 1

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    This week I continued work on moving Beta1 forward, fixing some important and less important bugs. To make things clear about what to expect in the upcoming weeks, I will spend more time on Beta1 tasks, but I'll also continue working on WebKit. However, my work there will focus on fixing bugs, rather than adding new features. Haiku gives some insights into recent progress towards the first beta release. Definitely worth a read if you want to keep up with how far along they are.
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview first impressions

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    AnandTech on the Windows 10 Technical Preview: Although we have only seen the Technical Preview and a single update to it so far, you can see the potential for Windows 10 and what it will be able to accomplish. It is an ambitious goal to provide a single platform across such a swath of different devices, and one that was held back by the user interface before. With Continuum, it appears that it may be the best of both worlds. Even more exciting is how much more upfront and open Microsoft has been on this entire process, with not just the technical preview but also soliciting and requesting…
  • Google and Rockstar wind down their year-long patent war

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Good news, I guess. The patent troll Rockstar - a consortium lead by Apple, Microsoft, and a few others - has kissed and made up with Google. A court document (PDF) filed Monday revealed that Google and Rockstar had settled, "in principle, all matters in controversy between the parties," and the two sides signed a term sheet. It isn't clear if the deal will also resolve Rockstar's allegations of infringement against Google's Android partners who got sued, including Samsung and HTC. One patent troll lawsuit less.
  • Mageia 3 reaches its end of life

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Version 3 of the Mageia distribution reaches its end of life on November 26, 2014. The developers of this user friendly Linux distribution are turning their efforts toward working on the upcoming Mageia 5 and urge users of Mageia 3 to upgrade their installations to continue receiving security updates. The Mageia blog reports: As you all know, we can’t maintain Mageia releases forever. And it’s time to say goodbye to Mageia 3. After Wednesday the 26th of November, this release won’t benefit from any more security or bugfix updates. This will allow QA team to give more time for…
  • Firefox to switch to Yahoo by default for US users

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Google has been the Firefox global search default since 2004. Our agreement came up for renewal this year, and we took this as an opportunity to review our competitive strategy and explore our options. US users will now get Yahoo as the default search engine in Firefox. The question here is this: did Google decide that it was no longer worth it to keep Mozilla afloat financially, or did Mozilla decide to cut the agreement?
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    Tux Machines

  • The Case Against Rolling Release Linux Distros

    Roy Schestowitz
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Over the past year, I've spent more time than ever using rolling release Linux distributions. My experiences have been positive and negative, depending on the distribution and system updates applied. Having tried a number of different rolling release distros, I'll be speaking frankly in this article about a solid case against rolling release distributions. But before you jump to any conclusions, it's worth reading the entire piece to better understand where I'm going with this. read more
  • Eben Upton: Google’s Eric Schmidt helped inspire Raspberry Pi Model A+ price cut

    Rianne Schestowitz
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    While the Raspberry Pi has always been cheap, the Foundation didn’t rest on their laurels with the Model A+ price. In fact, Google’s Eric Schmidt had a hand in making it cheaper… While it would have been the easiest thing in the world to continue selling the Raspberry Pi at the same price, the charitable foundation behind the credit card-sized PC made it even cheaper with the recent release of the Model A+. Why did they abandon their already impressive $25 price? Eben Upton explains: read more
  • KDE Applications 14.12 Beta 3 Is Now Ready for Testing

    Rianne Schestowitz
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The KDE Project developers have announced that the 14.12 Beta 3 version of KDE Applications has been released and is now ready for download and testing. Now that this particular branch of the KDE project is getting closer to the release, some distributions and developers have added the packages to some repositories. Before trying to test it you should check if it's already available in the local repos. "Today KDE released the beta of the new versions of KDE Applications. With dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. With…
  • Barbie the Debian Developer

    Rianne Schestowitz
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Some people may have seen recently that the Barbie series has a rather sexist book out about Barbie the Computer Engineer. Fortunately, there’s a way to improve this by making your own version. Thus, I made a short version about Barbie the Debian Developer and init system packager. read more
  • Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source Cars

    Rianne Schestowitz
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Cars may still not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Linux and open source, but the Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project continues to expand. This week, it announced three new members, bringing the total number of industry partners and academic collaborators to 46. read more
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  • Create an App for Your Mobile Phone

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Why you need to have an app. for you mobile phone? Well it makes your Smartphone efficient and makes it look custom made. You would have spend tons of money in downloading, but how about developing the your own app?, doesn’t it sound good? Well with some cool create an app tools you can created your desired apps for iphone, and android phones. Mobile apps The mobile apps arrive in various platforms; however the Google’s android and apple’iOS are the most renowned ones. Mobile app development is found to be a lucrative business. However many individuals hesitate to come into this…
  • Make unlimited videos with video maker software

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Making videos for any presentation or any advertisement can seem very hectic and costly. However, for business to progress in an easy way it will be better if you have a video that depicts it. It is attractive and eye catching too. If you are worrying about the cost you have to pay for your video, why not make one on your own? Now you might be thinking how that is possible. It is very simple. All you have to do is buy a software and prepare your own videos instead of paying for the videos every time. Here is an example of software by the name of Video Maker Fx. First, you have to get to know…
  • Host your site with more confidence

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    Do you want to get the best out of web hosting? Even if you happen to be from a non technical background, with proper guidance and practices you can definitely look at hosting a site entirely on your own. Also, that would in turn mean better management of your business online, considering that it would be entirely in your own hands. WordPress tutorials is more of an encyclopedia containing total information regarding what is required to get your site up running all well. Some of the exclusive feature rich packages that you can look forward to are – Huge collection of topics A huge…
  • How can enhanced servers improve website traffic?

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:57 pm
    With the current inclination of globalization big internet providers provide professional amalgamation and externalized web hosting services which are outsourced by company performance and very fastly it captures whole market. Best Belleville Internet Provider who transmits best services to its clients on best deal and integrates all factors important for resolution of accessing the internet. There are many service providers who profusely help in every manner and give you better deal on affordable range so it is very important to check all aspects before hiring any service provider for your…
  • Benefits And Features Of PanPage CMS

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Mission Statement PanPage provide content management for small business websites. The business started on the premise that user friendly, affordable website designs just don’t exist for the smaller businesses with a budget of less than a thousand pounds. Not everyone can use the complexities of code, and not every business is going to be backed by enough cash so as to splash out thousands of pounds on web design. So, PanPage took things into our own hands and decided to come up with our own. We provide a consummate service that allows the user, no matter how inexperienced they are with…
 
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    FreeBSD News Flash

  • FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE Available

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 10.1. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.
  • FreeBSD turns 21 today!

    2 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    FreeBSD 1.0, the first official production-ready release of FreeBSD was announced 21 years ago today, on November 2nd, 1993. See the original announcement here.
  • FreeBSD 10.1-RC4 Available

    2 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    The fourth RC build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
  • FreeBSD 10.1-RC3 Available

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The third RC build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
  • July–September, 2014 Status Report

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The July–September, 2014 Status Report is now available.
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  • Call for Testing: 64-bit PCI Bridge Support

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:53 am
    Mark Kettenis (kettenis@) wrote a message to tech@ asking for volunteers to test a patch to squash a few bugs in the PCI code: Hi All, dlg@ managed to get access to a machine that actually uses 64-bit PCI addresses behind a bridge. This triggered some bugs in the so far untested code. Quelle suprprise! I'd appreciate it if some people can verify that this doesn't break other systems. In particular I'm looking for testers on server-type machines, both i386 and amd64. Thanks, Mark If you have such a machine, you should make sure that this doesn't introduce any issues for you. As always, quality…
  • Perl Updated to 5.20.1

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    Andrew Fresh (afresh1@) has updated Perl in base to 5.20.1: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: afresh1@cvs.openbsd.org 2014/11/17 13:53:21 Log message: Import perl-5.20.1 Additionally, he wrote in to give us a quick intro to what he thinks are some of the more interesting changes to be found: Read more...
  • BSDNow Episode 063: A Man's man(1)

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:43 am
    This week, on BSDNow, the hosts talk about the recent MeetBSD, mention chatter on the Tor mailing lists about adding more OpenBSD nodes, interview with Kristaps Džonsons, the original author of mandoc(1), and all the odds and ends in the BSD universe. Video HD Video MP3 Audio OGG Audio Torrent
  • USB 3.0 Enabled in -current

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    For those of you who missed it on Friday, Martin Pieuchot (mpi@) enabled USB 3.0 support in OpenBSD: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: mpi@cvs.openbsd.org 2014/11/07 09:44:18 Modified files: sys/arch/i386/conf: GENERIC sys/arch/amd64/conf: GENERIC Log message: Enable xhci(4). Most of the features are here, USB 1.x devices only work if they are connected to the root hub and isochronous transfers are not supported for the moment. Let me know if your controller/device do not work. In this case attach a dmesg of a kernel build with XHCI_DEBUG. ok deraadt@ Not everyone missed it, of…
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  • Dark Circle Conky Manager (Screenlet)

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    Dark Circle Conky Manager (Screenlet)Just a Updated Conky from the Circle Conky. Dark version. Enjoy[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • Rodent file manager 5.3.14.5 (GTK Filemanager)

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Rodent file manager 5.3.14.5 (GTK Filemanager) Rodent applications are build around the rodent-fm file manager environment. This file manager is a fast, small and powerful file manager for the GNU operating system (but it also works in BSD). That's one way to look at it. Another way is to call it a graphic shell (that's probably more accurate). Both GTK+-2 and GTK+-3 compatible "I must say it is the best individual software of this decade." (https://sourceforge.net/p/xffm/discussion/241332/thread/63e8a001/?limit=25#9928) Plugin based threaded file manager and associated applications…
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    18 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
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  • GNOME Commander 1.4.4 (GTK Filemanager)

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    GNOME Commander 1.4.4 (GTK Filemanager)GNOME Commander is a fast and powerful graphical file manager, it has a "two-pane" interface in the tradition of Norton and Midnight Commander. Quote:As a file manager, Gnome Commander has the look and feel of early workhorses like Norton Commander and Midnight Commander. Among its many talents, Gnome Commander is a life-saver when it comes to synchronizing files. Something I wish were available in more apps I use is the ability to do advanced renaming of files, and GC does this with support for various types of meta-data. Quote from…
  • Rassam-paint 1.1 (GTK Graphic Editor)

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
    Rassam-paint 1.1 (GTK Graphic Editor)Rassam-paint is an open source image editor with functions similar to MS paint . it depends on GTK 2 and support popular graphics image formats (PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP and others) Rassam-paint features basic shapes, text, paths, transforms,changelog:-Fix clipboard -Changing the interface -Fix transparency bug -add grid pixel [read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
 
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  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 8.1.1 (build 12B435, build 12B436) includes many bug fixes and general performance enhancements to improve the overall stability of iOS 8. As said earlier, iOS 8.1.1 update is mostly about bug fixes and stability enhancements. It includes performance enhancements for old iOS devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 4s). If your iOS device is running iOS, you can download iOS 8.1.1 either via OTA (Over The Air) or using iTunes. If you are an advance user, you can use the IPSW file (links at the end of this post) to update…
  • Latest Google Chrome Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 39 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a major update bumping up the version number to 39.0.2171.65. It comes with a number of fixes and improvements to the web browser. The fixes and improvements includes 64-bit support for Mac, a number of new apps/extension APIs, lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance. If you are a Google Chrome user, the web browser should download the update and install it automatically. Tip! Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. You…
  • Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update: Fixes Bugs, Security Issues, Stability Issues

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security updates. According to the change log, some major bugs like WiFi reliability issues, Mail app problems, Time Machine backup issues are fixed with this update. If you are running OS X Yosemite, you should download and install OS X 10.10.1 update. If you have set your Mac to install updates automatically, your Mac must have already updated. If you want to…
  • Five Best Alternative Web Browsers For Windows, You Never Know Existed

    SK Mezanul Haque
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The world is progressing towards “everything on cloud” phase, making web browsers the most used application for anyone and everyone. It now doesn’t matter much which platform you are using. Be it Windows, OS X, Linux or cloud based operating system such as Chromium, you always need a web browser to access the Internet. The omnipresent presence of web browsers in our day-to-day life has made it such, we never give it a second thought. Anyone accessed the world-wide web ever is already familiar with web browsers. Popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,…
  • Download Firefox 33.1 Update, Features Forget Button, Enhanced Tiles, Privacy Tour, DuckDuckGo Search

    SK Mezanul Haque
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Mozilla has released the latest update of Firefox web browser. Firefox 33.1. Along with the update Mozilla added four new features (listed below). If you are a Firefox web browser user it should have automatically updated itself. For automatic updates you need to have Mozilla Maintenance installed. If you like to update Firefox manually, click on the Open Menu button, then on the Question mark icon button. It will opening the About dialog box from the Help menu in the web browser. Firefox Update: What’s New? New Forget Button added Enhanced Tiles Privacy tour introduced Adding…
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  • Has the Star Trek computer arrived?

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Everybody must know about Star Trek by now. Well, everybody out of their teens should know. If any of you older than twenty has not heard of Start Trek then look me up. I would be interested in meeting somebody who has lived under a rock for two decades.   Apart from Captain Kirks pick up lin...
  • The best operating system in the world

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    There is one operating system which is the best. There is no doubt about it. It does everything you want and it does it in a manner that suits you. If you wish you can very easily customise it to suit your particular quirks and foibles (I always wanted to be able to use those words somewhere :) ). ...
  • Linux saves the day . . . . Again!

    5 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I tried, I really did. I had a problem and really, really tried to use the native tools to fix it. I couldn't, so in the end I had no choice but to go to Linux. It was not due to lack of knowledge but to the inability of the native tools to handle the task given them.   It has been quite a wh...
  • Cloudy with a chance of data fails

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Let me tell you a little secret, I am not a big fan of the cloud. Yet I do use it. The cloud does have some use but like real life clouds it is vaporous and liable to fade away when conditions are not advantageous.   I am pretty sure you all know what the cloud is but let me recap just for my...
  • Technology or time, which is better?

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    Today I had to go to the bank. A normal thing you might think. After all I used to go to the bank all the time. I would go there to withdraw money, I would go there to deposit money. I would go there to send money to other people. I would even go to the bank to pay bills and also to get loans. &nbs...
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  • Clean up your digital audio with Audacity

    Scott Nesbitt
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:57 am
    (Note: This post was originally published on October 3, 2014 at Opensource.com) When you’re dealing with audio files, you’ll run into a few problems every so soften. This is especially true with voice recordings and audio that was converted to a digital format from a cassette tape or a vinyl record. One of the biggest problems is noise. This could be hissing or background noise like the sound of the wind or a loud air conditioning unit, or even someone inadvertently breathing into a microphone. No matter what the source is, that noise is distracting. And while it’s…
  • A few links of interest

    Scott Nesbitt
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    How to build a school computer lab, using open source software Roll your own YouTube or Flickr with MediaGoblin Learn the basics of Linux file permissions 5 lies that Linux haters like to tell 9 signs that you should be using Linux Related posts: Blog posts, now with more Creative Commons A few links of interest A few links of interest
  • Easing into open source

    Scott Nesbitt
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    Note: This post is based on a lightning talk that I gave on October 21, 2014 at the Opensource.com Lightning Talks in Raleigh, North Carolina. I’ve made the slides for the talk available on Slideshare. There are many people out there who are interested in, and even eager to use, open source. Not just for one or two tasks, but for their entire computing experience. But, for a variety of reasons, they aren’t able or willing to make the leap from the closed, proprietary world to a more free and open one. Even the more resolute ones hesitate. Why? A big part of it is change, which no one…
  • Open source in schools: an interview with Charlie Reisinger

    Scott Nesbitt
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    (Note: A portion of this interview was first published at Opensource.com on September 29, 2014 and appears here via a Creative Commons license.) Open source is playing an ever-expanding role in education at all levels. One school board that’s embraced open source is the Penn Manor School District in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The District has rolled out the largest open source student laptop program in the state, with 3,500 Linux-powered computers distributed to students. But Penn Manor’s commitment to open source goes deeper than just handing out laptops. The schools themselves are…
  • Four open source invoicing tools for freelancers and small businesses

    Scott Nesbitt
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    Note: This post was originally published on September 2, 2014 at Opensource.com. Small business owners and freelancers put a lot of work into their businesses. They do that not only because they’re passionate about what they do, but they also have the goal of getting paid. That’s no small part of the job, either. Getting paid usually means sending a client an invoice. It’s easy enough to whip up an invoice using a word processor or a spreadsheet, but sometimes you need a bit more. A more professional look. A way of keeping track of your invoices. Reminders about when to follow up on the…
 
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  • Firefox Switches to Yahoo! for Search, Ubuntu Not Affected

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    After 10 years of using Google as the default search engine in Firefox, Mozilla has announced that Yahoo! will replace it from December. The post Firefox Switches to Yahoo! for Search, Ubuntu Not Affected first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • How To Enable Emoji On Ubuntu In One Easy Step

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:44 am
    Emoji are cropping up all over the web, becoming a popular (if often baffling) part of modern communication. But how to see them in Ubuntu? The post How To Enable Emoji On Ubuntu In One Easy Step first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Cirrus7 Add Haswell CPUs To Award-Winning Ubuntu PC

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:16 am
    German computer company Cirrus7 has refreshed its award-winning Ubuntu desktop PC with the latest Intel 'Haswell' processors. The post Cirrus7 Add Haswell CPUs To Award-Winning Ubuntu PC first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • This is The Linux-based Tablet You’ve Been Dreaming Of

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    While we wait for a certain Linux-based mobile OS to arrive on phones before we start thinking about tablets, other entrants are upping their game. The post This is The Linux-based Tablet You’ve Been Dreaming Of first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Native Linux Twitter App ‘Corebird’ Impresses With Latest Release

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    In just a few short years native Twitter clients for the Linux desktop have become an endangered species. The post Native Linux Twitter App ‘Corebird’ Impresses With Latest Release first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
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  • Community Appreciation Day: You All Rock!

    Benjamin Kerensa
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Today is Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day and I wanted to quickly recognize the following people, but before doing so, I want to thank all the contributors that make the Ubuntu Community what it is. Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph Elizabeth is a stellar community contributor who has provided solid leadership and mentorship to thousands of Ubuntu Contributors over the years. She is always available to lend an ear to a Community Contributor and provide advice. Her leadership through the Community Council has been amazing and she has always done what is in the best interest of the Community. Charles…
  • CLSxPortland: That’s a wrap!

    Benjamin Kerensa
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This past Saturday I co-organized Portland’s first CLSx Event which we had at Mozilla’s Offices and the discussions we had were really great with many centering around barriers to participation and increasing diversity in communities. We also dived into some great discussion about curating resources available to communities and really picked apart six or so topics from a dozen or so angles and through various lenses of participants. I have to say it was really impressive to see the level of diversity we had in attendee turnout with a majority of attendees being women and most attendees…
  • LoCo stands for Local Community

    Benjamin Kerensa
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    The other day there was a trivial blog post that came across Planet Ubuntu which proclaimed that a certain LoCo in the Ubuntu Community was no longer going to use the LoCo term because they felt it was offensive in spanish. I want to point out if there is any confusion around what LoCo means that LoCo means Local Community and is not a spanish word. There is no Ubuntu ENTERLOCALEHERE Loco or loco but only Ubuntu ENTERLOCALEHERE LoCo. If you somehow missed the meaning of this abbreviation, you now know that LoCo is a positive abbreviation and one that has been used by our Local Communities…
  • Ubuntu Governance: Empower It

    Benjamin Kerensa
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:25 pm
    I was really saddened to see Jono Bacon’s post today because it really seems like he still doesn’t get the Ubuntu Community that he managed for years. In fact, the things he is talking about are problems that the Community Council and Governance Boards really have no influence over because Canonical and Mark Shuttleworth limit the Community’s ability to participate in those kind of issues. As such, we need to look to our leadership…the Community Council, the Technical Board, and the sub-councils for inspiration and leadership. We need for Canonical to start caring about Community…
  • Happy 10th Birthday Firefox!

    Benjamin Kerensa
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Today is an important day because today we celebrate a decade of Firefox. Yep, that’s right. Firefox 1.0 was released 10 years ago today. I can’t imagine what the Internet would be like today if Firefox had not existed for the past decade, but I can imagine what the future of Firefox looks like and I think it is a bright future. Every week I hear from users and organizations using Mozilla Firefox and it puts a smile on my face to hear the stories from users who talk about why Firefox is so important to them whether it be Privacy, Security or simply because they support Mozilla’s…
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  • Getting Started With Linux Certifications

    Susan Hall
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    Earlier this year, 77 percent of hiring managers told a Linux Foundation/Dice poll that they ranked hiring Linux talent among their priorities for 2014, up from 70 percent the previous year. But is a Linux certification the best path to getting one of those jobs? That depends on a number of factors. Research the Market Do you have an idea of what sort of technology job you want to pursue? If so, research to see if Linux is a necessary component; certification might be necessary, say, for a senior security engineer position, or a senior systems administrator on a cloud-and-virtualization team.
  • SourceForge Interview: OpenMediaVault (OMV)

    Dice Guest
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    Over at SourceForge, the September “Community Choice” Project of the Month is OpenMediaVault (OMV), a next-generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. The platform offers services such as SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, and BitTorrent client (amongst others). The project manager, Volker Theile took a few moments to talk about the history and purpose of OMV, which he began in 2009. Click here to find open source developer jobs. Tell me about the OpenMediaVault project, please. OMV is an open-source network attached storage (NAS) solution. It…
  • From Linux Sys Admin to Programmer in 3 Easy Steps

    Leslie Stevens-Huffman
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    We got an email from a Dice user: “I’d like to move from Linux systems administration to programming. What’s the best way to make a smooth transition?” He’s in a good place. His knowledge of Linux servers, the Linux command line, distribution and tools will serve as a solid foundation for a career in programming and development. Plus, learning how to program the Linux kernel will boost his market value and help him capitalize on the growth of DevOps, notes Amanda McPherson, vice president of developer programs for the Linux Foundation. Click here to find Linux developer jobs. Here…
  • PHP vs. .NET: Which Should You Learn?

    Jeff Cogswell
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:05 am
    If you’re a software developer, there simply isn’t enough time in the world to learn every single technology, language and platform you might need for work, or to land a better job; at some point, you’re going to have to decide in what direction you want to expand your knowledge base. The choices you make in that regard will have a huge impact on your life. If you devote too much time to learning a technology that’s on the verge of obsolescence, it could make future employment a problematic affair. Fortunately, there are lots of technologies that will continue to grow and prove useful…
  • Using Netcat to Read, Write Data Across Your Network

    Rob Reilly
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Testing a network connection or troubleshooting a data flow is a common job for the system admin or developer. One tool they can take advantage of: the Netcat command line program, which provides a quick way to read and write data between two devices over a TCP/IP network. I recently used several flavors of Netcat to help me develop a servo control program between the new Arduino Yun and a simple companion slider application, written in Processing, on my Linux notebook. As you probably know, the Yun is an Arduino Leonardo (ATmega32u4 micro-controller) bolted to a Atheros AR9331 chip, along…
 
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  • How to create dialog boxes in an interactive shell script

    Dan Nanni
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    When you install new software in the terminal environment, you may often see informative dialog boxes popping up, accepting your input. The type of dialog boxes ranges from simple yes/no dialog to input box, password box, checklist, menu, and so on. The advantage of using such user-friendly dialog boxes is obvious as they can guide […]Continue reading... The post How to create dialog boxes in an interactive shell script appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to parse JSON string via command line on Linux
  • How to visualize memory usage on Linux

    Dan Nanni
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Lack of sufficient physical memory can significantly hamper the performance of Linux desktop and server environments. When your desktop is sluggish, one of the first things to do is to free up RAMs. Memory usage is even more critical in multi-user shared hosting or mission-critical server environments, where different users or application threads constantly compete […]Continue reading... The post How to visualize memory usage on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to monitor memory usage of a Linux process How to install and configure Nagios on Linux How to monitor common…
  • How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware

    Nick Hardiman
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Xen is a bare metal hypervisor, meaning that you must prepare a bare machine to install and run Xen. KVM is a little different - you can add it to any machine already running Linux. This tutorial describes how to install and configure Xen hypervisor on unused hardware. This procedure uses Debian Jessie (their testing […]Continue reading... The post How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.
  • How to boot on an ISO image from Grub

    Adrien Brochard
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you need to use multiple Linux distributions, you do not have so many options. You can either install it, on your machine or in a virtual one, or you can boot on it from an ISO file in live mode. The second option, if less needy in hard drive space, is bothersome as you […]Continue reading... The post How to boot on an ISO image from Grub appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to add kernel boot parameters via GRUB on Linux What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins
  • How to perform system backup with backup-manager on Linux

    Gabriel Cánepa
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:27 pm
    One thing that we all may have had the chance to learn in either easy or hard ways is that the importance of backups can never be underestimated. Considering that there are as many backup methods as the number of fish in the sea, you may wonder how you can effectively choose the right tool […]Continue reading... The post How to perform system backup with backup-manager on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.
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  • No internet for me!

    blackMORE Ops
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... No Internet for me!!! I am moving to a much faster Fibre connection, so temporarily living on a Mobile Internet.   This was me for first few hours:         Then this happened!     BoooYaaaa     Feel free to comment via my Facebook or Twitter account in the meantime. Enjoy and […] The post No internet for me! appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • IPv6 issues: Localized Denial-of-service caused by incorrect NXDOMAIN responses from AAAA queries

    blackMORE Ops
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... This is an unusual situation and a misconfiguration on DNS servers that can be exploited using a simple AAAA DNS query. This causes a localized Denial-of-service situation where users behind a specific resolver will get: Error:   Unable to determine IP address from host name www.somevulnerablesite.com   The DNS server returned: Name Error: The domain […] The post IPv6 issues: Localized Denial-of-service caused by incorrect NXDOMAIN responses from AAAA queries appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Delete clean cache to free up memory on your slow Linux server, VPS

    blackMORE Ops
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... Many Linux systems, servers and VPS’s run on low memory and over time you will see a degradation of speed and responsiveness. By default, Linux got excellent Memory Management and it knows when to clean up cache to free up enough Memory to execute the next command. However, saying that, more new features being added […] The post Delete clean cache to free up memory on your slow Linux server, VPS appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Fixing resolution problem on Linux after locking workstation

    blackMORE Ops
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... This is a pesky and annoying problem. I often lock my Kali workstation and when I try to log back in the next time, the resolution changed to 640x480 instead of my standard resolution of 1280x1024. This is very simple way without changing any system files for fixing resolution problem on Linux after locking workstation. […] The post Fixing resolution problem on Linux after locking workstation appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • How to view Bash history without line numbers?

    blackMORE Ops
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... bash history command is very useful. It gives you an complete view of what commands you ran. By default bash  historycommand will give you all your previous commands with Line numbers. It’s the default behavior. However when you’re trying to copy-paste those commands again, you have to manually remove those Line numbers. This becomes rather […] The post How to view Bash history without line numbers? appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
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  • Smartctl – Monitoring & Analysis tool for Hard drive

    Pradeep Kumar
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:48 am
    Smartctl (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a command line utility or a tool in UNIX like operating system that perform SMART tasks such as printing the SMART self-test and error logs, enabling and disabling SMART automatic testing, and initiating device self-tests. Smartctl is useful on physical Linux servers where smart disks can be checked for errors and extract info regarding the disks that are used behind the Hardware RAID. In this post we will discuss some practical examples of smartctl command, Use below steps to install smartctl , if it is not installed on your…
  • Install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & 14.10

    Pradeep Kumar
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    VirtualBox (Oracle VM VirtualBox) is a virtualization software for x86 & AMD64 / Intel based system from Oracle. Virtualbox allows us to run multiple operating system at the same time . We can say VirtualBox is very powerful and cross-platform virtualization software. In this Post we will discuss how to install Virtualbox in Ubuntu 14.04 / 14.10. Before starting installation let us discuss some of virtualization terminology. Host Operating System (Host OS) – It is an operating system of the physical machine on which virtualbox is installed or will be installed. Host OS for virtual box…
  • Enable EPEL repository in CentOS & RHEL

    Pradeep Kumar
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:10 pm
    EPEL stands for ‘Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux‘ , as the name suggest epel provides additional rpm packages for RHEL , CentOS , Scientific Linux (SL) & Oracle Enterprise Linux (OLE) . EPEL is created and maintained by Fedora community and EPEL packages are 100% free/libre open source software (FLOSS). In this post we will discuss how to enable epel repository in CentOS / RHEL 5.X / 6.X / 7.X For CentOS 5.X / RHEL 5.X Open the terminal & become the root user and execute below command : For 32 bit OS # rpm -Uvh…
  • Shell Scripting – Checking Conditions with if

    Pradeep Kumar
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:21 am
    In Bourne Shell if statement checks whether a condition is true or not. If so , the shell executes the block of code associated with the if statement. If the statement is not true , the shell jumps beyond the end of the if statement block & Continues on. Syntax of if Statement : if [ condition_command ] then         command1         command2         ……..         last_command fi Example: #!/bin/bash number=150 if [ $number -eq 150 ] then echo "Number is 150" fi if-else Statement : In addition to the normal if statement , we can extend the if…
  • SUSE Linux – Zypper Command Examples

    Pradeep Kumar
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    Zypper is command line interface in SuSE Linux which is used to  install, update, remove software, manage repositories, perform various queries, and lot more. In this article we will discuss different examples of zypper command . Syntax : # zypper [--global-opts] <command> [--command-opts] [command-arguments] The components mentioned in brackets are not required. The simplest way to execute zypper is to type its name followed by the command. Example:1 List the available global options & commands. Open the Terminal , type the Zypper command and press enter , it will display all the…
 
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  • Nginx redirect and SSL configuration example

    James Bradach
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Over the past few months I’ve been working with WordPress sites a surprising amount. During this same time, I decided to switch all of my sites over to HTTPS exclusively. The switch was relatively painless, especially since free SSL certificate … Continued The post Nginx redirect and SSL configuration example appeared first on Rude Otter. Related posts: Create a self-signed SSL certificate for Nginx Nginx and uWSGI configuration for Flask app deployment Obtain and install a free SSL certificate on Nginx
  • Create a self-signed SSL certificate for Nginx

    James Bradach
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:25 am
    If your application has any sort of login page or transmits sensitive information, it’s wise the make those sections accessible only via HTTPS. Even if your site has no sensitive information, it’s worth considering using HTTPS as Google now considers … Continued The post Create a self-signed SSL certificate for Nginx appeared first on Rude Otter. Related posts: Obtain and install a free SSL certificate on Nginx
  • Nginx proxy and load-balancing functionality intro

    Guest Blogger
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    This is a guest post by Marcus Lyons. Nginx is one of the most viable (and visible) open-source HTTP servers competing against Apache today. Due to its asynchronous, event-based nature, Nginx is highly scalable and can far outperform Apache under … Continued The post Nginx proxy and load-balancing functionality intro appeared first on Rude Otter. Related posts: Nginx and uWSGI configuration for Flask app deployment A LAMP stack with Nginx is a LEMP stack LEMP stack deployment script for Ubuntu 12.04
  • Giving away Google Domains invites

    James Bradach
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Giveaway Complete Updated 11/8/2014 The entry period ended last night and three winners were chosen at random this morning. Congratulations to Ehh, Mayank, and Geoffrey, the Google Domains invitation winners. Your invitations were sent earlier today to the email addresses you provided … Continued The post Giving away Google Domains invites appeared first on Rude Otter. Related posts: First Look at Google Domains osTicket email using Gmail and Google Apps SMTP relay Domain WHOIS privacy variations among registrars
  • LEMP stack installation scripts for Ubuntu 14.04

    James Bradach
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    This weekend I overhauled my quick-lemp scripts for automating part of the server setup and LEMP stack installation process. The basic functionality is the same: standard new server setup is performed and a fully functioning LEMP stack is installed along with a … Continued The post LEMP stack installation scripts for Ubuntu 14.04 appeared first on Rude Otter. Related posts: LEMP stack deployment script for Ubuntu 12.04 A LAMP stack with Nginx is a LEMP stack LEMP stack set up with Nginx, uWSGI, and MariaDB on Ubuntu 12.04
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