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  • What are useful Bash aliases and functions

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    Adrien Brochard
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    As a command line adventurer, you probably found yourself repeating the same lengthy commands over and over. If you always ssh into the same machine, if you always chain the same commands together, or if you constantly run a program with the same flags, you might want to save the precious seconds of your life […]Continue reading... The post What are useful Bash aliases and functions appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.
  • 4MLinux Allinone Edition 10.1 Beta Has Wine 1.7.29 by Default

    Softpedia News > Linux
    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    4MLinux Allinone Edition 10.1 Beta, a Linux distro that encompasses multiple tools for Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), Multimedia (e.g. playing video DVDs), Miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and Mystery (Linux games) is now available for download and testing. The 4MLinux distros are among the smallest ones in the world that still retain regular desktop functionality and all the amenities that you would normally find in an operating system five times its size. In the case of 4MLinux, ... (read more)
  • A Linux love story with real love and romance

    Linux notes from DarkDuck
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm
    My first encounter with Linux occurred about ten years ago when I used to enjoy reading software magazines. I was about 14 at that time. Loving to put in practice everything I was learning from those magazines, I downloaded my first Linux distribution: Ubuntu! I really can't remember which version, but if I look in some old boxes I'm sure I will find the CD I used to install it.I loved it but my parents that needed to use very often the only PC in the house got quickly tired of the dual boot start page and they asked me to get rid of it. That is how my first experience with the Linux world…
  • Do we have too much tech?

    Linux
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Computers, laptops, tablets, phones, watches, televisions, music players, fitness bands and soon the internet of things. Any one of you could have at least three and most probably all of the above mentioned items. Is that too much?   Most of those all have one thing in common, they are all, a...
  • Are You an Ubuntu Expert? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

    OMG! Ubuntu!
    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Test how hardy your Ubuntu know-how is by taking our trusty Ubuntu tenth birthday quiz. Will you be the Quantal Quetzal of quizzes? The post Are You an Ubuntu Expert? Take Our Quiz and Find Out! first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
 
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  • Head of Open Source at Facebook opens up

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    What is seen hereafter is a partial transcription of James Pearce's OSCON session Rebooting Open Source at Facebook.For hundreds of years, open has trumped closed—sharing has trumped secrecy.read more
  • An Everyday Linux User Review Of 4MLinux

    Gary Newell
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    4MLinux is a mini Linux distribution. The name stems from the 4 Ms which are Multimedia, MiniServer, Maintenance and Mystery. To be honest the 4th M really should be a G because there is no mystery, the 4th component is definitely games. I guess that 3MAnd1GLinux doesn't really roll off the tongue. The reason I have chosen to review this distribution is because of the gaming element.
  • UbuTricks 14.10.22 Ships with 50 App Installer, Ubuntu 14.10 Support

    Craciun Dan
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    This release also marks the introduction of Ubuntu 14.10 support (although some PPAs may not work yet). Several bug fixes and installer improvements went into this release as well. The number of applications has been increased to 50, with 13 more supported programs (11 apps and 2 games).
  • Unreal Tournament Has Public Builds Available For All Platforms Now

    anchor
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    The new Unreal Tournament is being built out in the open and with community input as we already know, but now anyone who is logged into their forum can get access to the builds.
  • What are useful Bash aliases and functions

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    As a command line adventurer, you probably found yourself repeating the same lengthy commands over and over. If you always ssh into the same machine, if you always chain the same commands together, or if you constantly run a program with the same flags, you might want to save the precious seconds of your life […]Continue reading...The post What are useful Bash aliases and functions appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.
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  • Another Round of Community Data Science Workshops in Seattle

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Pictures from the CDSW sessions in Spring 2014 I am helping coordinate three and a half day-long workshops in November for anyone interested in learning how to use programming and data science tools to ask and answer questions about online communities like Wikipedia, free and open source software, Twitter, civic media, etc. This will be a new and improved version of the workshops run successfully earlier this year. The workshops are for people with no previous programming experience and will be free of charge and open to anyone. Our goal is that, after the three workshops, participants will…
  • Community Data Science Workshops Post-Mortem

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Earlier this year, I helped plan and run the Community Data Science Workshops: a series of three (and a half) day-long workshops designed to help people learn basic programming and tools for data science tools in order to ask and answer questions about online communities like Wikipedia and Twitter. You can read our initial announcement for more about the vision. The workshops were organized by myself, Jonathan Morgan from the Wikimedia Foundation, long-time Software Carpentry teacher Tommy Guy, and a group of 15 volunteer “mentors” who taught project-based afternoon sessions and worked…
  • Installing GNU/Linux on a 2014 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    18 May 2014 | 3:58 pm
    I recently bought a new Lenovo X1 Carbon. It is the new second-generation, type “20A7″ laptop, based on Intel’s Haswell microarchiteture with the adaptive keyboard. It is the version released in 2014. I also ordered the Thinkpad OneLink Dock which I have returned for the OneLink Pro Dock which I have not yet received. The system is still very new, challenging, and different, but seems to support GNU/Linux reasonably well if you are willing to run a bleeding edge version and/or patch your kernel and if you are not afraid to spend an afternoon or two tweaking things. What…
  • Google Has Most of My Email Because It Has All of Yours

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    11 May 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Republished by Slate. Translations available in French (Français), Spanish (Español), Chinese (中文) For almost 15 years, I have run my own email server which I use for all of my non-work correspondence. I do so to keep autonomy, control, and privacy over my email and so that no big company has copies of all of my personal email. A few years ago, I was surprised to find out that my friend Peter Eckersley — a very privacy conscious person who is Technology Projects Director at the EFF — used Gmail. I asked him why he would willingly give Google copies of all his email. Peter pointed…
  • Community Data Science Workshops in Seattle

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    16 Mar 2014 | 11:41 am
    Photo from the Boston Python Workshop – a similar workshop run in Boston that has inspired and provided a template for the CDSW. On three Saturdays in April and May, I will be helping run three day-long project-based workshops at the University of Washington in Seattle. The workshops are for anyone interested in learning how to use programming and data science tools to ask and answer questions about online communities like Wikipedia, Twitter, free  and open source software, and civic media. The workshops are for people with no previous programming experience and the goal is to bring…
 
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    The Geek Stuff

  • How to Install SSL Certificate on VMWare ESXi and vCenter Virtual Center

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This article explains how to install SSL certificates on your ESXi machine & vCenter for browser compatibility. First, on your Linux server, generate SSL certificate as explained below. This will generate both private key and csr file. If you are generating certificate for multiple hosts, create separate directory for each host. cd /tmp mkdir your-esx-hostname […] Read More: How to Install SSL Certificate on VMWare ESXi and vCenter Virtual CenterPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Install Linux KVM and Create Guest VM with Examples

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    KVM stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine. As the name suggests, this is kernel based virtualization technology for Linux OS on hardware that supports virtualization. The guest operating systems can be fully virtualized or para virtualized. Para-virtualization enables several operating systems to run on one set of hardware by effectively using resources such as processors and […] Read More: How to Install Linux KVM and Create Guest VM with ExamplesPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Fix Bash Shellshock CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169 on Linux

    Ramesh Natarajan
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    CVE-2014-6271 is a high impact critical fix. If you are running a Linux system, you should fix this vulnerability. This CVE-2014-6271 (and CVE-2014-7169) vulnerability is also called as Shellshock. A flaw was found in the way Bash evaluated certain specially crafted environment variables. An attacker could use this flaw to override or bypass environment restrictions […] Read More: How to Fix Bash Shellshock CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169 on LinuxPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Speedup Linux Boot Process using Startpar Command Examples

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In a typical scenario, during the boot process, the run-level system startup scripts are executed one-by-one. A particular run level startup script will not execute until the previous script is executed completely. If a particular service during the startup is hanging for some reason, it might take a while before it times-out and move on […] Read More: How to Speedup Linux Boot Process using Startpar Command ExamplesPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • Intro to Fuzzy Logic with C++ Fuzzy Set Calculator Example Program

    Koscica Dusko
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    To understand fuzzy logic, let us take a very simple example. Imagine a simple light bulb which has two states: light on and light off. We can mark the light off as false, and light on as true. This would be simple system that has two states and is described with George Boole’s logic. In […] Read More: Intro to Fuzzy Logic with C++ Fuzzy Set Calculator Example ProgramPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
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  • 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…
  • Ubuntu for Smartwatches?

    jono
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    I read an interesting article on OMG! Ubuntu! about whether Canonical will enter the wearables business, now the smartwatch industry is hotting up. On one hand (pun intended), it makes sense. Ubuntu is all about convergence; a core platform from top to bottom that adjusts and expands across different form factors, with a core developer platform, and a focus on content. On the other hand (pun still intended), the wearables market is another complex economy, that is heavily tethered, both technically and strategically, to existing markets and devices. If we think success in the phone market is…
  • One Simple Request

    jono
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    I do a podcast called Bad Voltage with a bunch of my pals. In it we cover Open Source and technology, we do interviews, reviews, and more. It is a lot of fun. We started a contest recently in which the presenters have to take part in a debate, but with a viewpoint that is actually the opposite of what we actually think. In the first episode of this three part series, Bryan Lunduke and Stuart Langridge duked it out. Lunduke won (seriously). In the most recent episode, Jeremy Garcia and I went up against each other. Sadly, my tiny opponent is beating me right now. Thus, I ask for a favor. Go…
  • New Facebook Page

    jono
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    As many of you will know, I am really passionate about growing strong and inspirational communities. I want all communities to benefit from well organized, structured, and empowerinfg community leadership. This is why I wrote The Art of Community and Dealing With Disrespect, and founded the Community Leadership Summit and Community Leadership Forum to further the art and science of community leadership. In my work I am sharing lots of content, blog posts, videos, and other guidance via my new Facebook page. I would be really grateful if you could hop over and Like it to help build some…
 
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    KDE.news

  • Make the World a Better Place! - KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising

    jriddell
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    As we approach the end of the year we begin the season of giving. What would suit the holiday better than giving to the entire world through the KDE Year End 2014 fundraiser? Here is a unique way to give back to KDE allowing us to keep giving free software to humankind. By participating in this fundraiser, you'll be part of the improvements we'll put into our educational software, so kids can have better tools for school; our office suite, so we have the best tools for the workplace; and our desktop so we can all experience a fun and productive experience when interacting with our computers.
  • Plasma 5.1 Brings Back Many Popular Features

    jriddell
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Plasma 5 Today, KDE releases Plasma 5.1, the first release containing new features since the release of Plasma 5.0 this summer. Plasma 5.1 sports a wide variety of improvements, leading to greater stability, better performance and new and improved features. Thanks to the feedback of the community, KDE developers were able to package a large number of fixes and enhancements into this release, among which more complete and higher quality artwork following the new-in-5.0 Breeze style, re-addition of popular features such as the Icon Tasks taskswitcher and improved stability and performance.
  • Third Release of KDE Frameworks Brings a Multitude of Fixes

    jriddell
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    Releases of KDE Frameworks are now a monthly feature. The release of KDE Frameworks 5.3 brings many small, but important fixes including: KWindowSystem has added features needed for future versions of KWin, KTextEditor used in Kate fixes memory leaks, Frameworkintegration was fixed for Qt 5.4, and KActivities can load plugins at runtime. A detailed listing of all Frameworks and other third party Qt libraries is at inqlude.org, the curated archive of Qt libraries. A complete list with API documentation is on api.kde.org. Dot Categories: KDE Official News
  • KDE will be at Qt Developer Days in Force

    jriddell
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    Qt Developer Days Europe is next Monday to Wednesday in Berlin. It features tutorials and talks on making the most of the Qt toolkit most KDE Software is based upon. Since Qt opened up its development process a large part of KDE Frameworks development has been to ensure close cooperation between the two projects. This has succeeded spectaularly well and at this Qt Dev Days an incredible over 50% of the speakers are active or past developers with KDE. Some highlights include The Designer's Cookbook by VDG master Jens Reuterberg, Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen talking about Calligra Gemini in 2-in-1…
  • Time to Test Plasma 5's Second Release

    jriddell
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Put your testing hats on, Plasma 5 has a beta release. The second version of Plasma 5 is due out in under two weeks and now is your chance to test it for bugs which have crept in. It features a bunch of missing features which have been added back such as the much requested icon only task bar. The Visual Design Group have been hard at work over the last three months adding a Qt 4 Breeze theme to make all KDE applications fit into the desktop and many new icons as part of the Breeze icon theme. Check for packages for your distro and try it out.
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    Network World Open Source Subnet

  • The connected car: Tech's next gold rush

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Although it seems like an innovation that should have occurred years ago, the stage appears to be setting for the connected car to come to fruition, opening up a market that could surpass $131 billion in the next six years, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research.The signs of this growth, which TMR forecasts at a 34.7% compound annual growth rate from 2013 to 2019, have materialized in the market slowly in the past year or so, with Chevy boasting in-car 4G LTE in TV commercials this summer. General Motors was hardly the first car maker to offer in-car LTE or Wi-Fi, joining…
  • Review: Android 5.0 'Lollipop' is everything I hoped it would be

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    A few hours ago I flashed the latest preview version of Android 5.0 (aka "L," aka "Lollipop") onto my trusty old Nexus 7 tablet. Devices aren't scheduled to actually start getting updated to 5.0 for a few more weeks – and many devices may never see this version – but I'm impatient. So I took the plunge and flashed my tablet manually.And, holy moly, is Lollipop fantastic. (I originally wrote "This is one delicious Lollipop"...but then I immediately felt like a bad person for writing something so horrendously dorky. So I deleted it with extreme prejudice.)To read this article in full or to…
  • Armed with $100M investment, OpenStack consultant Mirantis eyes an IPO

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    OpenStack consultancy Mirantis has raised a $100M funding round led by a cadre of venture capital firms and the CEO says he hopes to take the company public in 2016.The move would be a big one for the OpenStack community and would mark the first company that has focused almost entirely on OpenStack from its inception to go public. The funding round is a massive cash infusion for Mirantis as it looks to compete with some big named vendors involved in OpenStack, including HP, Rackspace, Cisco, Dell and many others.+ MORE CLOUD NEWS FROM NETWORK WORLD: Microsoft goes all in on hybrid cloud with…
  • Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    That was the message from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, standing in front of an image that read "Microsoft [heart symbol] Linux," during a webcast Monday to announce new services it has added to its Azure cloud, including the Cloudera Hadoop package and the CoreOS Linux distribution.In addition, the company launched a marketplace portal, now in preview mode, designed to make it easier for customers to procure and manage their cloud operations.+ ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid cloud with Azure-in-a-box +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at the desktop Linux standard bearer

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    It’s pronounced “Ooh-boon-too.”The year of the Linux desktop is here! No, the Linux desktop is dead! Tech pundits differ, to say the least, on a lot of topics in the world of free and open-source software, but it’s inarguable that Ubuntu has been the most influential Linux desktop distribution of the past decade. On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, here’s a brief look back.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

  • New Products

    James Gray
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Please send information about releases of Linux-related products to newproducts@linuxjournal.com or New Products c/o Linux Journal, PO Box 980985, Houston, TX 77098. Submissions are edited for length and content.
  • Discourse

    Reuven Lerner
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Back when I started to use the Internet in 1988, there was a simple way to get answers to your technical questions. You would go onto "Netnews", also known as Usenet, and you would post your question to one of the forums. There were forums, or "newsgroups", on nearly every possible topic, from programming languages to religions to humor. more>>
  • Non-Linux FOSS: Remember Burning ISOs?

    Shawn Powers
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    I was chatting with a Windows-using friend recently, and he wanted to try Linux on one of his older computers. I always like those sorts of conversations, and so I kept chatting, walking him through setting up Unetbootin to create a USB installer and so on and so on. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to get the USB drive to boot. more>>
  • Integrating Trac, Jenkins and Cobbler—Customizing Linux Operating Systems for Organizational Needs

    David Brown
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Organizations supporting Linux operating systems commonly have a need to build customized software to add or replace packages on production systems. This need comes from timing and policy differences between customers and the upstream distribution maintainers. more>>
  • EdgeRouter Lite

    Shawn Powers
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    In the September 2014 issue, I mentioned my new router, and I got a lot of e-mail messages asking about how well it works. I can say without hesitation it's the nicest router I've ever owned. And, it was less than $100! more>>
 
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    Blogs

  • 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>>
  • Can We Stop Playing Card Games with Business?

    Doc Searls
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    A friend who works in one of the big banks recently told me that any new-fangled approach to identity and payments is going to have a hard time getting traction while credit cards continue to work as well as they do. "Using credit cards is too easy, too normal, too entrenched in Business As Usual", he said. They used to say the same thing about Windows. more>>
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    Linux News

  • OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat Powers the FICO Analytic Cloud for...

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Red Hat, Inc. , the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that FICO , the predictive analytics and decision management software company, has built and rapidly scaled the FICOA Analytic Cloud on OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat's award-winning private platform-as-a-service offering. The FICO Analytic Cloud gives application developers, business users and FICO partners around the world one-stop access to FICO's best-in-class analytics and decision management tools and technology, including SaaS applications for social and mobile customer engagement, targeted marketing…
  • Free software hacker on open source telemetry project for OpenStack

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Julien Danjou is a free software hacker almost all of the time. At his day job, he hacks on OpenStack for eNovance.
  • Microsoft Gets Real Open, Invites Windows Developers To Docker Party

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    Microsoft and Docker have announced a strategic partnership to provide Docker support that will enable "container applications" across platforms back into Microsoft territory. The technology will be delivered in a future release of Windows Server so that programmers can create Docker container-based applications that use Windows Server, in addition to Linux.
  • Ubuntu at Suzuka, Game-Changing Frictional Games, and Linux for Privacy

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Today in Linux news, Softpedia.com brings us another Ubuntu spotted-in-the-wild sighting. Hamish Wilson looks at Frictional Games' body of work and how it changed computer gaming.
  • pyasn 1.5.0b3

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Current state and Historical lookups can be done, based on the BGP / MRT file used as input. pyasn is different from other ASN lookup tools in that it providers offline and historical lookups.
 
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    LinuxInsider

  • FOSS and the Fear Factor

    Katherine Noyes
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    In a world that's been dominated for far too long by the Systemd Inferno, Linux fans will have to be forgiven if they seize perhaps a bit too gleefully upon the scraps of cheerful news that come along on any given day. Of course, for cheerful news, there's never any better place to look than the Reglue effort. Run by longtime Linux advocate and all-around-hero-for-kids Ken Starks, as alert readers may recall, Reglue just last week launched a brand-new fundraising effort on Indiegogo to support its efforts over the coming year.
  • For Gentoo Linux Initiates, Iron Penguin May Be Too Heavy

    Jack M. Germain
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Gentoo Linux can be either an experienced Linux user's ideal desktop choice or a new user's worst computing nightmare. I am not talking about being new to the Linux OS. I mean just plain and simple new to Gentoo Linux. The Linux OS has many dozens of specialized distributions. Many of them are easy to install and need only a few settings adjustments to perform as desired. Some distros, however, can be a bit more challenging to master. Gentoo Linux is very easy If you don't go beyond the live session in the most recent Iron Penguin release.
  • Lollipop Could Make Android Stickier

    Katherine Noyes
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Google on Wednesday unwrapped Android 5.0 Lollipop, officially replacing the "Android L" code name by which the latest version of its mobile platform previously had been known. "Lollipop is our largest, most ambitious release on Android, with over 5,000 new APIs for developers," wrote Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president for Android, Chrome & Apps, in a blog post. "Lollipop is designed to be flexible, to work on all your devices and to be customized for you the way you see fit."
  • Report: Open Source Needs to Get With the Security Program

    Richard Adhikari
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Open source developers apparently don't adhere to best practices such as using static analysis and conducting regular security audits, found Coverity's Spotlight report, released Wednesday. The Coverity Scan service, which is available at no charge to open source projects, helped devs find and fix about 50,000 quality and security defects in code last year. That number can be attributed in part to continuous improvement, which lets users find previously undetected defects.
  • And Now for Something Completely Different

    Katherine Noyes
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    Well it's a good thing we here in the Linux community had a refreshing and refocusing break recently, because last week it was back onto the hot coals once again. The Systemd inferno -- which Linux Girl is starting to think of as "The Blaze That Must Not Be Named" -- has spread even further, your trusty reporter is dismayed to report, extending now to encompass the entire FOSS community. The accelerant this time? "Quite a sick place" is how Red Hat engineer and Systemd developer Lennart Poettering described the open source community.
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    Phoronix

  • SteamOS Update 145 Brings Compositor, Update Fixes

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Valve has released to stable their SteamOS Update 145 today after the changes were in their alchemist beta testing area since last week...
  • GStreamer 2014 Conference Videos Posted: Wayland, HTML5, 3D

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    The GStreamer Conference 2014 took place last week in Düsseldorf alongside other Linux Foundation events. For those that missed out on being there in person, Ubicast has once again provided wonderful video recordings of each of the sessions...
  • Btrfs RAID HDD Testing On Ubuntu Linux 14.10

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    With the Btrfs file-system continuing to stabilize while still adding more functionality and is generating continued interest from more Linux distributions and other open-source projects, I've found it time to run some fresh Btrfs RAID benchmarks to see how the next-generation Linux file-system is performing with its built-in RAID handling.
  • The Top Contributors To Mir Ahead Of Ubuntu 14.10

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    With Ubuntu 14.10 due for release tomorrow and the development branch of Mir at nearly 2,000 revisions, here's some quick Bazaar stats...
  • Nouveau Now Supports DRI3 Without GLAMOR

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    The Nouveau DDX driver now supports the Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 when using its traditional EXA-based acceleration rather than only with GLAMOR...
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    LinuxSecurity.com - Latest News

  • iPhone Encryption and the Return of the Crypto Wars

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Last week, Apple announced that it is closing a serious security vulnerability in the iPhone. It used to be that the phone's encryption only protected a small amount of the data, and Apple had the ability to bypass security on the rest of it.
  • USB is now UEC (use with extreme caution)

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: USB is an acronym for Universal Serial Bus; at least that is what it has stood for since 1999 when it was patented. But now it may take on a new meaning and instead stand for Ultimate Security Breakdown.
  • Finding a Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich-Then Vegas Made Them Pay

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: John Kane was on a hell of a winning streak. On July 3, 2009, he walked alone into the high-limit room at the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas and sat down at a video poker machine called the Game King. Six minutes later the purple light on the top of the machine flashed, signaling a $4,300 jackpot.
  • RIPS - Static Source Code Analysis For PHP Vulnerabilities

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: RIPS is a tool written in PHP to find vulnerabilities using static source code analysis for PHP web applications. By tokenizing and parsing all source code files RIPS is able to transform PHP source code into a program model and to detect sensitive sinks (potentially vulnerable functions) that can be tainted by user input (influenced by a malicious user) during the program flow.
  • Hacker Halted 2014: Johnny Long Calls for Hackers for Charity Volunteers

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: The irony was not lost on Johnny Long. On the silver screen, both hackers and zombies are typically associated with disaster, so the fact that he was at a zombie-themed security conference to speak about hackers making a positive difference in the world seemed satirical.
 
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    LinuxSecurity.com - Security Advisories

  • Red Hat: 2014:1677-01: wireshark: Moderate Advisory

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated wireshark packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security [More...]
  • Red Hat: 2014:1676-01: wireshark: Moderate Advisory

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated wireshark packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security [More...]
  • Mandriva: 2014:201: kernel

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in the Linux kernel: The try_to_unmap_cluster function in mm/rmap.c in the Linux kernel before 3.14.3 does not properly consider which pages must be locked, [More...]
  • Mandriva: 2014:200: bugzilla

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:42 pm
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated bugzilla packages fix security vulnerabilities: If a new comment was marked private to the insider group, and a flag was set in the same transaction, the comment would be visible to flag recipients even if they were not in the insider group (CVE-2014-1571). [More...]
  • Mandriva: 2014:199: perl

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated perl and perl-Data-Dumper packages fixes security vulnerability: The Dumper method in Data::Dumper before 2.154, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack [More...]
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  • How To Patch The Debian 6 Squeeze Shellshock Bug

    devnet
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    I run a few webservers at work that are internal facing only (intranet) that run Debian 6 Squeeze.  I’ve been monitoring the Shellshock exploit since it was discovered a few weeks ago and have been looking for a way to get those few systems patched…despite them existing only internally.  Patches for Squeeze-lts (long term release) were released quickly and then just a last week, another patch was put into play as well.  I decided to go ahead and patch these internal systems and since I couldn’t find much out there for blog posts on how to do it…I decided to share…
  • Netrunner – The Best Distro You’ve Barely Heard Of

    devnet
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    In my quest to find a professional and polished distribution of Linux that used KDE as the default desktop…I tried out quite a few flavors:  Kubuntu, Salix, Manjaro, PCLinuxOS and even OpenSuse.  All done in the past few weeks. Each time I installed these distributions on this Dell Latitude D630 I pretended I had no idea how Linux was supposed to work.  I’d step through like a less than technical person would do.  How do I connect to wireless?  Is it easy?  Can I stream Youtube videos?  Will my mp3 collection play?  How do I manage that mp3 collection?  Will DVD’s…
  • Manjaro KDE Notes

    devnet
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    This week I decided to step up from Window Manager Manjaro Openbox and give the latest version of the Desktop Environment in KDE try.  I’m one of those odd people who love minimalist desktops like openbox, xmonad, and i3 but still have a soft spot in their hearts for KDE.  We’re few in number and many with insanity. So I downloaded Manjaro KDE edition and installed it onto my Dell Latitude D630 laptop.  Upon first boot, everything looks professional and nice.  The bootscreen is professional and the desktop has a common theme that is pleasant to look at.   Then I went…
  • Manjaro Linux – My Current Distribution

    devnet
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:09 am
    I’ve been running Manjaro Linux Openbox Edition since about November of 2013.  I haven’t re-installed…since Manjaro rolls with it’s releases…I haven’t needed to re-install.  It’s been as steady as a rock for 2 releases and many months of torture and pain from yours truly. The only other distribution I’ve ever put through its paces like this that remained stable and usable was Salix…which is Slackware based.  Manjaro is Arch based and benefits greatly from the fantastic package manager ‘pacman’.  Oddly enough, Salix has a…
  • I am a Linux User

    devnet
    29 Jan 2014 | 9:35 am
    There are some things you just are. Painters are painters because they paint.  Writers are writers because they write.  Whatever you identify with being (writer, painter, et. al) you are that because of what you DO…what you produce.  I am Linux user because of what I produce with Linux…what I do with it.  I don’t simply use it…I create with it.  I make it do what I want. People give me a screwdriver and I pry things open with it…I don’t just use it on screws.  If I wanted to just use a flathead screwdriver for screws I’d be using a Mac.  If I…
 
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  • 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…
  • Ubuntu for Smartwatches?

    jono
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    I read an interesting article on OMG! Ubuntu! about whether Canonical will enter the wearables business, now the smartwatch industry is hotting up. On one hand (pun intended), it makes sense. Ubuntu is all about convergence; a core platform from top to bottom that adjusts and expands across different form factors, with a core developer platform, and a focus on content. On the other hand (pun still intended), the wearables market is another complex economy, that is heavily tethered, both technically and strategically, to existing markets and devices. If we think success in the phone market is…
  • One Simple Request

    jono
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    I do a podcast called Bad Voltage with a bunch of my pals. In it we cover Open Source and technology, we do interviews, reviews, and more. It is a lot of fun. We started a contest recently in which the presenters have to take part in a debate, but with a viewpoint that is actually the opposite of what we actually think. In the first episode of this three part series, Bryan Lunduke and Stuart Langridge duked it out. Lunduke won (seriously). In the most recent episode, Jeremy Garcia and I went up against each other. Sadly, my tiny opponent is beating me right now. Thus, I ask for a favor. Go…
  • New Facebook Page

    jono
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    As many of you will know, I am really passionate about growing strong and inspirational communities. I want all communities to benefit from well organized, structured, and empowerinfg community leadership. This is why I wrote The Art of Community and Dealing With Disrespect, and founded the Community Leadership Summit and Community Leadership Forum to further the art and science of community leadership. In my work I am sharing lots of content, blog posts, videos, and other guidance via my new Facebook page. I would be really grateful if you could hop over and Like it to help build some…
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  • Links for 2014-10-21

    dailylinks
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    BioBrick Holy shit we are living in the future. BioBrick parts are DNA sequences which conform to a restriction-enzyme assembly standard.[1][2] These Lego-like building blocks are used to design and assemble synthetic biological circuits, which would then be incorporated into living cells such as Escherichia coli cells to construct new biological systems.[3] Examples of BioBrick parts include promoters, ribosomal binding sites (RBS), coding sequences and terminators. (via Soren) (tags: via:sorenrags biobricks fabrication organisms artificial-life biology e-coli genetic-engineering) Is Docker…
  • Links for 2014-10-20

    dailylinks
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Load testing Apache Kafka on AWS This is a very solid benchmarking post, examining Kafka in good detail. Nicely done. Bottom line: I basically spend 2/3 of my work time torture testing and operationalizing distributed systems in production. There’s some that I’m not so pleased with (posts pending in draft forever) and some that have attributes that I really love. Kafka is one of those systems that I pretty much enjoy every bit of, and the fact that it performs predictably well is only a symptom of the reason and not the reason itself: the authors really know what they’re…
  • Links for 2014-10-17

    dailylinks
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Tesco Hudl 2 review: a lot of tablet for the money wow, an actually quite-good cheapo Android tablet from Tesco for UKP65 of Clubcard vouchers, recommended by conoro. Good for the kids (tags: hudl tesco tablets android devices) [KAFKA-1555] provide strong consistency with reasonable availability Major improvements for Kafka consistency coming in 0.8.2; replication to multiple in-sync replicas, controlled by a new “min.isr” setting (tags: kafka replication cap consistency streams) Falsehoods programmers believe about time I have repeatedly been confounded to discover just how many…
  • Links for 2014-10-16

    dailylinks
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Landlords not liable for tenants’ water bills What an utter fuckup. Business as usual for Irish Water: However the spokeswoman said application packs for rented dwellings would be addressed to the landlord, at the landlord’s residence, and it would be the landlord’s responsibility to ensure the tenant received the application pack. Bills are to be issued quarterly, but as Irish Water will have the tenant’s PPS number, the utility firm will be able to pursue the tenant for any arrears and even apply any arrears to new accounts, when the tenant moves to a new address. Last week…
  • Links for 2014-10-15

    dailylinks
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It’s Gamergate Like, say, the Christian right, which came together through the social media of its day — little-watched television broadcasts, church bulletins, newsletters—or the Tea Party, which found its way through self-selection on social media and through back channels, Gamergate, in the main, comprises an assortment of agitators who sense which way the winds are blowing and feel left out. It has found a mobilizing event, elicited response from the established press, and run a successful enough public relations campaign that…
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    Software

  • Btrfs RAID HDD Testing On Ubuntu Linux 14.10

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    With the Btrfs file-system continuing to stabilize while still adding more functionality and is generating continued interest from more Linux distributions and other open-source projects, I've found it time to run some fresh Btrfs RAID benchmarks to see how the next-generation Linux file-system is performing with its built-in RAID handling. With the Btrfs file-system continuing to stabilize while still adding more functionality and is generating continued interest from more Linux distributions and other open-source projects, I've found it time to run some fresh Btrfs RAID benchmarks to see…
  • Coming Attractions: Makulu, openSuSE and Fedora Releases on the Way

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I've been looking at pre-release versions of these three distributions. With final releases due in the next few days or weeks, they are shaping up very nicely. I've been looking at pre-release versions of these three distributions. With final releases due in the next few days or weeks, they are shaping up very nicely. Read more at Enterprise Open Source Toolkit
  • Linux 3.19 To Have Skylake Graphics, PPGTT Enablement

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Now that Linux 3.18-rc1 is out, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center developers responsible for their graphics driver work have begun submitting their changes to drm-next for landing with Linux 3.19... Now that Linux 3.18-rc1 is out, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center developers responsible for their graphics driver work have begun submitting their changes to drm-next for landing with Linux 3.19... Read more at Phoronix
  • Slideshow: Ubuntu Turns 10, A Look Back at Desktop Linux Standard Bearer

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
     It’s inarguable that Ubuntu has been the most influential Linux desktop distribution of the past decade. On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, here’s a brief look back. The year of the Linux desktop is here! No, the Linux desktop is dead! Tech pundits differ, to say the least, on a lot of topics in the world of free and open-source software, but it’s inarguable that Ubuntu has been the most influential Linux desktop distribution of the past decade. On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, here’s a brief look back. Read more at Network World.
  • Rejuvenate Your Fedora Desktop With Moka

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
     I decided to put new life into my desktop, and my search ended with the great moka project. Fedora Magazine: GNOME is cool and beautiful, and the default Adwaita theme has matured greatly since it was introduced in GNOME 3.0. In fact, the Adwaita theme in Fedora 21 is now looking better than ever. However, I have used it for a long time, and I kinda feel like using a different theme — After all, who doesn’t like to have a change once in a while? So, I decided to put new life into my desktop, and my search ended with the great moka project. Read more at Fedora…
 
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  • [$] Where to store your encrypted data

    jake
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    In a talk entitled "Lies, Damned Lies, and Remotely Hosted Encrypted Data", Kolab Systems CEO Georg Greve outlined the thinking and investigation that the company did before deciding on where to store its customers' encrypted data. The talk, which was given at LinuxCon Europe in Düsseldorf, Germany, looked at various decisions that need to be made when determining where and how to store data on the internet. It comes down to a number of factors, including the legal framework of the country in question and physical security for the systems storing the data.
  • Security advisories for Wednesday

    ris
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    CentOS has updated libxml2 (C7: denial of service), qemu-kvm (C7: information leak), rsyslog (C5: denial of service), and wireshark (C7; C5: multiple vulnerabilities). Fedora has updated bugzilla (F20; F19: multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.8.0-openjdk (F19: multiple vulnerabilities), and perl-Mojolicious (F20; F19: parameter injection attack). openSUSE has updated getmail (13.1, 12.3: multiple vulnerabilities) and wpa_supplicant (13.1; 12.3: command execution). Oracle has updated kernel (OL6: multiple vulnerabilities), rsyslog (OL6: denial of service), rsyslog7 (OL6: denial of service), and…
  • [$] The future of the realtime patch set

    jake
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    In a followup to last year's report on the future of realtime Linux, Thomas Gleixner once again summarized the status of the long-running patch set. The intervening year did not result in the industry stepping up to fund further work, which led Gleixner to declare that realtime Linux is now just his hobby. That means new releases will be done as his time allows and may eventually lead to dropping the patch set altogether if the widening gap between mainline and realtime grows too large. Subscribers can click below for the full report of Gleixner's talk at this year's Linux Plumbers…
  • Tuesday's security updates

    ris
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    Debian has updated mysql-5.5 (multiple vulnerabilities). Mandriva has updated bugzilla (multiple vulnerabilities), kernel (multiple vulnerabilities), mediawiki (cross-site scripting), perl (denial of service), python (buffer overflow), and rsyslog (two vulnerabilities). Oracle has updated qemu-kvm (OL7: information leak) and rsyslog5 (OL5: denial of service). Red Hat has updated qemu-kvm (RHEL7: information leak) and rsyslog (RHEL5,6: denial of service). Scientific Linux has updated qemu-kvm (SL7: information leak). Slackware has updated openssh (SSHFP-checking disabled).
  • Emacs 24.4 released

    corbet
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    Version 24.4 of the Emacs editor is out. New features this time around include a built-in web browser (unfortunately named "eww"), better multi-monitor support, the ability to save and restore the state of frames and windows, digital signatures on Emacs Lisp packages, access control list support, and much more. See the NEWS file for all the details.
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    Softpedia News > Linux

  • 4MLinux Allinone Edition 10.1 Beta Has Wine 1.7.29 by Default

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    4MLinux Allinone Edition 10.1 Beta, a Linux distro that encompasses multiple tools for Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), Multimedia (e.g. playing video DVDs), Miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and Mystery (Linux games) is now available for download and testing. The 4MLinux distros are among the smallest ones in the world that still retain regular desktop functionality and all the amenities that you would normally find in an operating system five times its size. In the case of 4MLinux, ... (read more)
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth to Arrive on Linux This Holiday

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the next game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis and ported for Linux and Mac OS X by Aspyr Media, will be made available for the two platforms this holiday season. Linux users already knew that Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will be landing eventually on their platform as well, but there was no proposed date. The truth of the matter is that there is still no date for Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, but at least now we have ... (read more)
  • Proposal to Drop 32-Bit Ubuntu Images Tries to Get Traction from Community

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    Canonical provides 32- and 64-bit images for Ubuntu and it's been like this for a long time, since the first edition that came out in 2004. Now, an Ubuntu contributor is looking to change this by proposing that Canonical drop 32-bit support after the release of 16.04 LTS. The 32- and 64-bit architectures have not been on equal footing for many years. The majority of people are now using the 64-bit edition, although it's safe to say that 32-bit is not exactly gone. If we take a look at the Ste... (read more)
  • Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Arrives Today on Steam for Linux

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    Dreamfall Chapters is a new title in the The Longest Journey saga that was started 15 years ago when the game with the same name launched for the PC. Now, the developers have returned with a sequel that continues the story in the previous two games and it arrives today. The first two games in the series were The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, and they both dealt with the adventures of Zoë Castillo, a girl that finds that her world, Stark (similar with a future Earth), is ... (read more)
  • Valve Has New SteamOS Beta Update Ready for Download

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Valve has issued yet another update for the SteamOS operating system and they have improved the Beta branch of the distribution. There's nothing too impressive, but there are some security fixes that are pretty important. Valve has two separate branches for SteamOS, one stable and one deemed as Beta. The Beta version is where all the action happens and where all the new features and changes are implemented before getting pushed to the Stable release. Users haven't seen any major modifications... (read more)
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  • Google backs Magic Leap, an augmented reality startup

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    News broke this morning that Google, alongside a number of venture capital firms, led a $542 million investment in a mysterious startup named Magic Leap. The company is promising to "build a rocket ship for the mind" that will completely reinvent the way we experience the world. Founder Rony Abovitz calls his technology "cinematic reality" and says it goes way beyond what virtual or augmented reality have so far been able to accomplish. More at Engadget, and NYT.
  • Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Apple’s iOS 8.1 update is now available to download. The biggest addition is the new Apple Pay service which goes live today alongside iOS 8.1. Apple Pay will allow iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 owners to pay for goods within compatible apps by simply swiping a finger with Touch ID. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners will also be able to use their phones to tap card readers in participating stores to pay for goods using a combination of Touch ID and NFC. Apple Pay integrates into the existing Passbook feature on iOS 8.1, allowing you to setup and store credit and…
  • John Siracusa's OS X Yosemite review

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Apple officially released OS X Yosemite today, and to mark that occasion - as has become tradition among our people - the only OS X Yosemite review you need, from John Siracusa. OS X and iOS have been trading technologies for some time now. For example, AVFoundation, Apple's modern framework for manipulating audiovisual media, was released for iOS a year before it appeared on OS X. Going in the other direction, Core Animation, though an integral part of the entire iPhone interface, was released first on the Mac. Yosemite's new look continues the pattern; iOS got its visual refresh last year,…
  • Apple introduces 5K Retina iMac

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Apple introduced a 5K Retina iMac today. iMac has always been about having a huge, immersive place to see and create amazing things. So making the best possible iMac meant making the best possible display. The new 27‑inch iMac with Retina 5K display has four times as many pixels as the standard 27‑inch iMac display. So you experience unbelievable detail. On an unbelievable scale. At a relatively mere $2500 (a dell 5K display will set you back just as much, and that's just a display), this is an amazing machine. It's not useful for me (certainly not at that price point), but…
  • Google unveils Android Lollipop, Nexus 6, 9, Player

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Time for happy news! Google has just released Android 5.0 Lollipop, and to accompany the release of their latest treat, they're also unveiling not one, but three new Nexus devices. Let's start with Android Lollipop. Since its features have been unveiled months ago, there's little news to tell you that you don't already know. The biggest visible change is Material Design, the brand new design and behaviour language that spans all of Android's screens - from watch to car. Notifications have been significantly overhauled, and Lollipop will give you more control over what you see and when.
 
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  • Btrfs RAID HDD Testing On Ubuntu Linux 14.10

    Rianne Schestowitz
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    With the Btrfs file-system continuing to stabilize while still adding more functionality and is generating continued interest from more Linux distributions and other open-source projects, I've found it time to run some fresh Btrfs RAID benchmarks to see how the next-generation Linux file-system is performing with its built-in RAID handling. The Btrfs file-system offers built-in support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10 (1+0) modes though the support for RAID 5/6 is still considered most experimental. Besides RAID, a single Btrfs file-system can span multiple devices to yield a…
  • Interview with Rose Morgan

    Rianne Schestowitz
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Well, since I started using linux- about the start of this year. And I love them! I like how people work together and it has a sense of community rather than “here’s this stupidly overpriced piece of software and hahaha we don’t care about you or your opinions about it.” read more
  • The Top Contributors To Mir Ahead Of Ubuntu 14.10

    Rianne Schestowitz
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    With Ubuntu 14.10 due for release tomorrow and the development branch of Mir at nearly 2,000 revisions, here's some quick Bazaar stats. As of writing there's been 1994 revisions to the Mir Bazaar development-branch. Curious to see whether there's been any increase in outside contributions to the Mir display stack outside of Canonical, I ran bzr stats to glean some new statistics. read more
  • Q&A: Jackie Yeaney at Red Hat Decodes Open Source

    Rianne Schestowitz
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Advertising Age: Where did the name Red Hat come from? Ms. Yeaney: Red Hat co-founder Marc Ewing, who developed a Linux operating system distribution product that eventually became Red Hat, attended Carnegie Mellon University. When he was on campus, he used to wear a red cap his grandfather gave him. When people had issues with computer software, they'd say, "Go find the guy with the red hat," and the name stuck. Except now it's a fedora. read more
  • Coming Attractions: Makulu, openSuSE and Fedora releases on the way

    Rianne Schestowitz
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Makulu Linux Cinnamon Debian Edition. Whew, that's a mouthfull, isn't it? I have said before that Makulu is my favorite distribution for the pure joy of Linux. Full of great graphics, bells and whistles galore, and overflowing with pretty much every package, application or utility you can imagine. The final release of this version is due out next Monday, 27 October, barring unexpected obstacles. read more
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  • July–September, 2014 Status Report

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The July–September, 2014 Status Report is now available.
  • FreeBSD 10.1-RC2 Available

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The second 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-RC1 Available

    4 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The first 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-BETA3 Available

    28 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    The third BETA 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.
  • New committer: Julien Charbon (src)

    24 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
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  • OpenBSD Passes 300,000 Commits

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) writes in with news that the OpenBSD source tree has seen its 300,000th commit. Ingo writes: According to http://www.oxide.org/cvs/OpenBSD.html OpenBSD just passed its three hundred thousandth commit. Read more...
  • BSDNow Episode 059: BSDって聞いたことある?

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:18 am
    On this week's episode, Kris and Allan interview Hiroki Sato, talk about BSD-related talks at XDC 2014, and all the odds and ends in this week's BSD news. Video HD Video MP3 Audio OGG Audio Torrent
  • SSL v3

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:12 am
    Google's security team released the details of a practical attack on the SSL v3.0 protocol. Commits resolving the issue for relayd, LibreSSL, and httpd (by essentially deprecating the old protocol even further) have been committed.
  • ingo@ incorporates man into mandoc

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    I have integrated the traditional man(1) program - yes, the one to display manual pages - into mandoc(1). For apropos(1), whatis(1), and mandoc(1), the unified interface described below has now been enabled in OpenBSD-current since August 26, 2014. Read more...
 
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  • Rodent file manager 5.3.14.2 (GTK Filemanager)

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Rodent file manager 5.3.14.2 (GTK Filemanager)Pathbar is now enabled in gtk2 builds. Packages for CentOS-6.5, CentOS-7.0, Fedora-21, Debian-7.6, OpenSUSE-12.3 and OpenSUSE-13.1. Several bugfixes and optimizations from last release. "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 and plugins. changelog:Rodent 5.3.14.2, working fine with GTK+-3.14.2, is now released. New stuff in 5.3.14.2: Pathbar is now enabled in gtk2…
  • Lollypop 0.6 (GTK Sound Application)

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Lollypop 0.6 (GTK Sound Application)Lollypop is a new GNOME music playing application. It supports mp3/4, ogg and flac. It provides: - Genre/Cover browsing - Genre/Artist/Cover browsing - Search - Main playlist (called queue in other apps) - Party mode changelog:See github page Warning: Database will be rebuild, sorry, will work on a proper solution later (for db schema update)... If it fails: rm ~/.local/share/lollypop/lollypop.db[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • Transtitulator video audio to a subtitle 1.3-3 final (Nautilus Script)

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Transtitulator video audio to a subtitle 1.3-3 final (Nautilus Script)Transtitulator, translate audio, videos, and automatically write an susbtitles text file, .srt, do this with google speech recognition, and google-translate Usage: Transtitulator [path-to-video] [language-from] [language-to], Or browse to your video, and select the lenguages Transtitulator-gtk have a zenity progress bar. Caution this script depends of been with Transtitulator , in the same folder, if you rename the script, must modify the command line. In [language-from], its also available "auto" case you dont…
  • ObExit 0.4 (GTK Other Utility)

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    ObExit 0.4 (GTK Other Utility)ObExit is a logout dialog (not only) for OpenBox based on GTK+. Images, their size and button commands can be configured by editing obexit.conf, thus it can be easily used with systemd or dbus calls. You can hide a button by putting a # in front of it's entry in the config file. ObExit has been tested on ARM and X86 platforms. The fadeout function is working fine even if no compositing window manager is running. ObExit is a heavily extended fork of exitx by Mihai Coman aka z0id (https://github.com/z0id), the icons are based on the splendid FAENZA dark theme.
  • UbuTricks 14.10.22 (GTK Other Software)

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    UbuTricks 14.10.22 (GTK Other Software)UbuTricks is a program that helps you install the latest versions of several games and applications in Ubuntu. UbuTricks is a Zenity-based, graphical script with a simple interface. Although early in development, its aim is to create a simple, graphical way of installing updated applications in Ubuntu 14.04 and future releases. Currently UbuTricks supports 33 applications.changelog:v14.10.22 r5 (Oct 22, 2014) - added apps: Audio Recorder, CherryTree, Double Commander, Wine (PPA), Cantata - added apps: Midori, DigiKam, Kchmviewer, PeaZip, VLC (Dev), Emacs…
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  • Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

    SK Mezanul Haque
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Dropbox is one of the most popular online cloud storage provider. Last time the cloud service was a victim of hacking, it started offering two-factor authorization, also known as 2-step verification for better security. Late Monday, an anonymous person posted a series of posts on Pastebin, claiming to have in possession nearly seven million Dropbox accounts including passwords. To be exact, the poster claimed to have 6,937,081 of compromised Dropbox account credentials. As a proof, that hacker(s) posted Pastebin files with a few hundred username and password pairs as…
  • Latest Chrome Browser Update: Download Google Chrome 38

    SK Mezanul Haque
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 38 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a major update bumping up the version number to 38.0.2125.101. It comes with a number of fixes and improvements to the web browser. The fixes and improvements includes a number of new apps, extension APIs and a lot 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 can view the…
  • Keyboard Shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

    SK Mezanul Haque
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Microsoft released Windows Technical Preview of Windows 10 operating system recently. After the announcement, much has been written and much will be written about it. Skipping Windows 9, as was the expected name for the successor of Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1), Windows 10 comes with a new Start Menu, custom user interface for different devices and more. Technical Preview of Windows 10 is available to everyone who wants to test the upcoming version of Windows operating and optionally help Microsoft by providing useful feedback. Many people may say that Microsoft is following the footsteps of…
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview Released, Download Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Microsoft has released Windows 10 Technical Preview for testing. You can download Windows 10 Technical Preview now from the official website. Microsoft also launched its free Windows Insider Program. You need to sign up for free Windows Insider Program to give your feedback about the new Windows 10 Technical Preview. Since the operating system is a “Technical Preview” edition and not Windows 10 final edition, it is recommended to install it on a virtual machine. You can easily use any virtual machine software like Virtual Box or VMWare. Virtual Box is a freeware application but…
  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Apple on September 17, 2014 released iOS 8. The latest iOS is available worldwide for all iOS devices includes iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. Details of iOS 8 supported device is at the end of this post. Apple is marketing iOS 8 as the biggest iOS update released, since the launch of the App Stores. With literally hundreds of new features, that includes new Messages, Photos features, new QuickType keyboard that supports more languages, a new Health app, Family Sharing, iCloud Drive and more, iOS 8 is really the biggest update ever released. Apple has also fixed a lot of bugs and fixed…
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  • Do we have too much tech?

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Computers, laptops, tablets, phones, watches, televisions, music players, fitness bands and soon the internet of things. Any one of you could have at least three and most probably all of the above mentioned items. Is that too much?   Most of those all have one thing in common, they are all, a...
  • The classes of information technology

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:06 pm
    When you tell somebody that you work in information technology nine times out of ten they immediately have a mental picture of you as some nerdy person who sits down in a windowless, airless room, surrounded by computer screens and doing everything you can to prevent normal people from actually doin...
  • Used before its time.

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Why do we love technology so much? What is its purpose? Where should it be used? Who should use it and how should it be applied? These are the famous who, what, where, why and how questions that any person needs to ask to get to the meat of any matter. In this case technology.   To answer tho...
  • Knowledge can no longer be suppressed.

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    Knowledge is power and everybody wants some. There is a reason why we have schools, colleges and universities. The more a population knows the stronger that country is. Inversely, the less a population knows the less power it has.   Throughout time, those in power try to stay in power as well...
  • Security is an illusion!

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    I have recently been watching quite a few videos on YouTube about lock picking. It is very interesting to see what looks like very formidable locks that are being opened in less than five minutes. Sometimes those locks are opened as quickly as if a key were used. Sometimes even quicker.   I e...
 
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  • Linux notes from DarkDuck blog is now 4 years old!

    13 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    It was 4 years ago when the first post was published in English on this blog, Linux notes from DarkDuck.Do you remember that time? I think there are not that many of you who do. How may of my readers joined the Linux community after I started the blog? Are there any who was influenced by me on this road? I hope at least couple of you are...Congratulations to everyone!And, of course, stay tuned for more interesting stuff to come...
  • Users don't want Ubuntu 14.10

    6 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Linux notes from DarkDuck announced a poll few weeks ago. The poll contained two questions:Are you waiting for Ubuntu 14.10 release?Are you planning to update/upgrade/install Ubuntu 14.10 on your computer?It is time now to announce the results of the poll.In total, almost 600 users voted between the 9th of September and the 1st of October 2014. It is the most representative poll on this blog so far.The simplest would be to represent results as a table: Are you waiting forUbuntu 14.10 release? Are you planning to update / upgrade / install Ubuntu 14.10 on your computer? No 305 No 266 Yes 39…
  • The hair loss cure for new Linux users

    24 Sep 2014 | 4:54 pm
    If you've spent countless hours making an open source operating system run perfectly on your machine, how about sharing it? You will save new users from the same hair loss or mental breakdown that you experienced. Distroshare.com is a new site that makes it easy to share and download installable distributions for specific hardware or purposes. This has the potential to increase the number of people using Linux and other open source OSes.If you have been using Linux for a while now, it is pretty clear to you why Linux hasn't taken off on the desktop. Installing Linux distributions on standard…
  • Pre-order your personal copy of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu 14.10

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    It is not the first time I announce something similar, so my old readers know what I mean...With the coming release of next version of Ubuntu 14.10 just a month away, many of you already looking for downloading of your own ISO image of the system. Yes, that's the next version, codenamed Utopic Unicorn.But many of you are not so lucky, and will need to wait longer, because you can not or do not want to create their own CDs with operating system images.We can help!You can pre-order your own copy of Ubuntu 14.10 (or Xubuntu, or Lubuntu, or Kubuntu) right now. It means that a DVD with your…
  • A Linux love story with real love and romance

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm
    My first encounter with Linux occurred about ten years ago when I used to enjoy reading software magazines. I was about 14 at that time. Loving to put in practice everything I was learning from those magazines, I downloaded my first Linux distribution: Ubuntu! I really can't remember which version, but if I look in some old boxes I'm sure I will find the CD I used to install it.I loved it but my parents that needed to use very often the only PC in the house got quickly tired of the dual boot start page and they asked me to get rid of it. That is how my first experience with the Linux world…
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  • 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…
  • A few links of interest

    Scott Nesbitt
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    How to use the awk command Is the cloudbook the future of Linux? 5 must-have apps for rooted Android devices Cheat: the ultimate Linux command line cheatsheet – http://www.tecmint.com/cheat-command-line-cheat-sheet-for-linux-users/ Faxing, from the command line Related posts: Blog posts, now with more Creative Commons A few links of interest A few links of interest
  • Taking aim at 6 myths and whines surrounding Linux

    Scott Nesbitt
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:55 am
    It’s shocking to see what people know, or don’t know, about Linux these days. Not only is there a lot of old information and misinformation floating around out there, but a number myths that still linger. And a few persistent whines, too. I’m not just talking about what FUDsters like Microsoft spread. It’s also the general lack of knowledge on the part of the ordinary computer user and people who should know better. Here’s a look at half a dozen myths and whines surrounding Linux. Linux is all command line Recently, I was helping someone set up a virtual machine…
  • A few links of interest

    Scott Nesbitt
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    A good read on the Emacs/vi war (a conflict I’m sick of hearing about, by the way) How to resize images at the command line with ImageMagick A look at a few ways to contribute to an open source project 12 resources that can help you get started with LaTeX How one person declared digital independence with Linux and open source Related posts: Blog posts, now with more Creative Commons A few links of interest A few links of interest
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    OMG! Ubuntu!

  • This is the name of Ubuntu 15.04 — And It’s Not Velociraptor

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Ubuntu 14.10 may not be out of the door yet, but attention is already turning to Ubuntu 15.04. Today it got its name: 'Vivid Vervet'. The post This is the name of Ubuntu 15.04 — And It’s Not Velociraptor first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Are You an Ubuntu Expert? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Test how hardy your Ubuntu know-how is by taking our trusty Ubuntu tenth birthday quiz. Will you be the Quantal Quetzal of quizzes? The post Are You an Ubuntu Expert? Take Our Quiz and Find Out! first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Firefox 33 Stable Rolls Out With Search Suggestions, OpenH264 Support

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Mozilla Firefox 33, the latest stable update to the widely popular open-source web browser, is now rolling out on Ubuntu. The post Firefox 33 Stable Rolls Out With Search Suggestions, OpenH264 Support first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Arrives on Linux

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Today marks the North American release of much-hyped AAA action title 'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!' — and yes, it's available on Linux. The post Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Arrives on Linux first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • LXQt 0.8 Released With New Themes, Admin Tools and More

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    LXQt 0.8.0 features a number of significant changes, fixes and performance improvements, including new themes and a set of new admin tools. The post LXQt 0.8 Released With New Themes, Admin Tools and More first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
 
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  • How to get Gnome Classic Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

    Ayush Goyal
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:31 pm
    New users of Ubuntu 14.04 tend to search for solutions to shift window control panels to right or try to get away from Unity. Unity just doesn’t connect with some...
  • How to add taskbar in Ubuntu 14.04?

    Ayush Goyal
    6 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    You may be struggling with the recent switch to Ubuntu 14.04 or simple Unity is not what you expected it to be. Not having a taskbar to put minimized windows...
  • How to install HTML Tidy in Linux

    Chankey Pathak
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    HTML Tidy is a tool for checking and cleaning up HTML source files. It is especially useful for finding and correcting errors in deeply nested HTML, or for making grotesque...
  • How to find Linux distribution name and version?

    Ayush Goyal
    22 Jun 2014 | 3:34 am
    Sometimes we need to find out Linux distribution name and version of current installed Linux OS. Here is a tutorial addressing this problem. There are three methods to find out...
  • Add auto-complete to “yum”

    Ayush Goyal
    18 Aug 2013 | 6:06 am
    We really enjoy the auto complete feature in bash but it would be great to have it with “yum”. Debian based Linux Users already have it. Red Hat based distros...
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    Benjamin Kerensa

  • Event Planning Protips

    Benjamin Kerensa
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I wanted to share some tips I have for running events. In the last seven years or so, I have run events that were small meetup style events all the way up to conferences where accountability and planning spanned dealing with thousands of attendees and a large team of volunteers to get work done. Here […]
  • Off to Berlin

    Benjamin Kerensa
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Right now, as this post is published, I’m probably settling into my seat for the next ten hours headed to Berlin, Germany as part of a group of leaders at Mozilla who will be meeting for ReMo Camp. This is my first transatlantic trip ever and perhaps my longest flight so far, so I’m both […]
  • On Wearable Technology

    Benjamin Kerensa
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Web has been filled with buzz of the news of new Android watches and the new Apple Watch but I’m still skeptical as to whether these first iterations of Smartwatches will have the kind of sales Apple and Google are hoping for. I do think wearable tech is the future. In fact, I owned […]
  • One Year of Release Management

    Benjamin Kerensa
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    This month marks my one year anniversary contributing to the Release Management Team as a Early Feedback Community Release Manager and I was not sure how the experience would turn out at first. I have really enjoyed the last 12 months working on our Firefox Nightly release. At our last work week in Portland, one […]
  • Experience with League of Legends

    Benjamin Kerensa
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    So I have been playing League of Legends now for just over a month and I have to say I enjoy much of the game play better but there are some issues in League of Legends that surely are not existent in Valve’s Dota2. While I know all games have their differences, it really seems […]
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    Xmodulo

  • What are useful Bash aliases and functions

    Adrien Brochard
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    As a command line adventurer, you probably found yourself repeating the same lengthy commands over and over. If you always ssh into the same machine, if you always chain the same commands together, or if you constantly run a program with the same flags, you might want to save the precious seconds of your life […]Continue reading... The post What are useful Bash aliases and functions appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.
  • What is a good command-line calculator on Linux

    Dan Nanni
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Every modern Linux desktop distribution comes with a default GUI-based calculator app. On the other hand, if your workspace is full of terminal windows, and you would rather crunch some numbers within one of those terminals quickly, you are probably looking for a command-line calculator. In this category, GNU bc (short for "basic calculator") is […]Continue reading... The post What is a good command-line calculator on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to look up dictionary via command line on Linux How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal How to access…
  • How to monitor a log file on Linux with logwatch

    Gabriel Cánepa
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Linux operating system and many applications create special files commonly referred to as "logs" to record their operational events. These system logs or application-specific log files are an essential tool when it comes to understanding and troubleshooting the behavior of the operating system and third-party applications. However, log files are not precisely what you would […]Continue reading... The post How to monitor a log file on Linux with logwatch appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Nagios on Linux How to analyze Squid logs with SARG log analyzer…
  • How to create and use Python CGI scripts

    Joshua Reed
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Have you ever wanted to create a webpage or process user input from a web-based form using Python? These tasks can be accomplished through the use of Python CGI (Common Gateway Interface) scripts with an Apache web server. CGI scripts are called by a web server when a user requests a particular URL or interacts […]Continue reading... The post How to create and use Python CGI scripts appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to enable mod_rewrite in Apache2 on Debian or Ubuntu How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to set up HTTPS in Apache web Server on CentOS How to harden…
  • How to verify the authenticity and integrity of a downloaded file on Linux

    Dan Nanni
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    When you download a file (e.g., an installer, an ISO image, or a compressed archive) from the web, the file can be corrupted under a variety of error conditions, e.g., due to transmission errors on the wire, interrupted download, faulty storage hardware, file system errors, etc. Such failure cases aside, a file can also be […]Continue reading... The post How to verify the authenticity and integrity of a downloaded file on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to PGP encrypt, decrypt or digitally sign files via GnuPG GUI How to create an encrypted zip file on Linux How to…
 
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  • 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
  • Check for Shellshock Bash Vulnerability and how to fix it

    blackMORE Ops
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... A flaw was found in the way Bash evaluated certain specially crafted environment variables. An attacker could use this flaw to override or bypass environment restrictions to execute shell commands. Certain services and applications allow remote unauthenticated attackers to provide environment variables, allowing them to exploit this issue. In this guide we will show how […] The post Check for Shellshock Bash Vulnerability and how to fix it appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Find number of unique IP’s and active connections to Web server

    blackMORE Ops
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:22 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... What is netstat? In computing, netstat (network statistics) is a command-line tool that displays network connections (both incoming and outgoing), routing tables, and a number of network interface (network interface controller or software-defined network interface) and network protocol statistics. It is available on Unix-like operating systems including OS X, Linux, Solaris, and BSD, and is […] The post Find number of unique IP’s and active connections to Web server appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Linux Kernel panic issue: How to fix hung_task_timeout_secs and blocked for more than 120 seconds problem

    blackMORE Ops
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... Linux Kernel panic issue Short description: This guide shows how to fix hung_task_timeout_secs and blocked for more than 120 seconds problem in Linux.     Background My server became unresponsive today (around 15:38hrs) I’ve collected following logs that shows Memory and CPU usage and narrowed down /var/log/messages. After doing a hard reboot, it came back online but […] The post Linux Kernel panic issue: How to fix hung_task_timeout_secs and blocked for more than 120 seconds problem appeared first on blackMORE…
  • How to check loaded and compiled modules in HTTPD in Linux?

    blackMORE Ops
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... This is a very common question and sometimes hard to find answer. How do you check which Apache modules are loaded in your HTTP / Apache server? The second part is, how do you check which modules are compiled and ready to be loaded? Following two commands will show you you can easily check loaded and […] The post How to check loaded and compiled modules in HTTPD in Linux? appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
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  • 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…
  • How to Install MariaDB in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Pradeep Kumar
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    MariaDB is an Open Source database Server & It is 100 % compatible  with MySQL, drop-in replacement to MySQL database server. Background of MariaDB : In 2008, MySQL was acquired by Sun Microsystems, which was in turn acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2010. While the initial acquisition by Sun was hailed by many in the MySQL community as exactly what the project needed, that sentiment did not last, and the subsequent acquisition by Oracle was unfortunately met with far lower expectations. Many of MySQL’s developers left Sun and Oracle to work on new projects . Among them was Michael…
  • Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Installation Guide with Screenshots

    Pradeep Kumar
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Overview : Linux Mint is a Linux based desktop level operating system for the home users and companies can use it at no cost and which is as efficient, easy to use, and elegant as possible. Linux mint is designed for most of the modern system, including x86 & x64 PCs. The main focus of Linux Mint is to make desktop more usable and more efficient for day to day tasks for the users. This OS is dependent on the Ubuntu & debian projects because it uses their system as a base. In this post we will go through the installation Steps of ‘Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon‘ Step:1 Download the…
  • 17 Squid Proxy Server Interview Questions & Answers

    Pradeep Kumar
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Q:1 What is Proxy Server and why it is used ? Ans: A proxy server provides Internet access to different users at same time i.e by sharing a single Internet connection. A good proxy server also provides for caching of the requests, which helps to access data from local resources rather fetching the data from web thus reducing access time and bandwidth. Q:2 What is Squid and its features ? Ans: Squid is proxy server for UNIX like operating system, A Squid proxy server filters Web traffic and caches frequently accessed files. A proxy server limits Internet bandwidth usage, speeds up Web access,…
  • Linux/UNIX wget command with practical examples

    Pradeep Kumar
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:16 am
    wget is a Linux/UNIX command line file downloader.Wget is a free utility for non-interactive download of files from the Web. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies.Wget is non-interactive, meaning that it can work in the background, while the user is not logged on. In this post we will discuss different examples of wget command. Example:1 Download Single File # wget http://mirror.nbrc.ac.in/centos/7.0.1406/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD.iso This command will download the CentOS 7 ISO file in the user’s current working directtory.
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