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  • CherryTree 0.33.0 (GTK Text Editor)

    GnomeFiles.org Apps
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    CherryTree 0.33.0 (GTK Text Editor)A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file. FEATURES: • rich text (foreground color, background color, bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, small, h1, h2, h3, subscript, superscript, monospace) • syntax highlighting supporting several programming languages • images handling: insertion in the text, edit (resize/rotate), save as png file • lists handling (bulleted, numbered, to-do and switch between them, multiline with shift+enter) • simple tables handling…
  • CentOS 6 on the Desktop: What I've Learned So Far

    Software
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    New discoveries and successes moving forward with CentOS 6 on the desktop. New discoveries and successes moving forward with CentOS 6 on the desktop. Read more at Enterprise Open Source Toolkit
  • After Heartbleed, OpenSSL Is Forked Into LibreSSL

    Linuxtoday.com
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    eWEEK: In open-source, when things go wrong, forks happen.
  • uGet Gives Great Downloads

    LinuxInsider
    Jack M. Germain
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The latest version of the uGet Download Manager rekindled my interest in grabbing files without relying on a Web browser. uGet version 1.10.4. was released last month. Written in C, it uses GTK+3 for its user interface, and it is packed full with improvements. It is very reliable and stable, with 11 years of growth behind it. The uGet website has received a makeover to better support users, according to Michael Tunnell of the uGet Project. To help spur a new round of development, the project team for the first time is seeking donations.
  • Microsoft Office vs Google Docs: The Fat Lady hasn't sung yet

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    Alan Shimel
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    I was reading ComputerWorld's Preston Gralla's article on Microsoft Office whipping Google Docs. I just don't see it.
 
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  • For world’s biggest troll, first patent case ends up in tatters

    Joe Mullin
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    The case was just weeks away from a jury trial, but US District Judge Anthony Trenga didn't let it get that far. In an opinion published Wednesday, Trenga found that IV's patents were simply abstract ideas: "nothing more than the mere manipulation or reorganization of data," he wrote. "At most, the patents describe a more efficient system or method for performing tasks than could be done without a computer, i.e. monitoring expenditures according to preset limits (the '137 Patent) or determining what would appeal to a particular user from a particular website (the '382…
  • Fixing OpenSSL's Heartbleed flaw will take MONTHS, warns Secunia

    John Leyden
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:21 am
    Expunging the Heartbleed bug from vulnerable computers and gadgets is likely to take months, according to a leading vuln research firm. The cautionary assessment by Secunia comes as more and more products are judged to be vulnerable to the infamous OpenSSL security flaw.
  • Even the most secure cloud storage may not be so secure, study finds

    Brandon Butler
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    Some cloud storage providers who hope to be on the leading edge of cloud security adopt a "zero-knowledge" policy in which says it is impossible for customer data to be snooped on. But a recent study by computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University is questioning just how secure those zero knowledge tactics are.
  • Targeted Attack Uses Heartbleed to Hijack VPN Sessions

    Michael Mimoso
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:27 am
    A targeted attack against an unnamed organization exploited the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability to hijack web sessions conducted over a virtual private network connection.
  • KaOS 2014.04 Screenshot Tour

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    KaOS 2014.04 has been released. KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution which was originally inspired by Arch Linux, but which is independently built and maintained using a rolling-release development model. It features the latest KDE desktop, the Calligra office suite and many popular KDE/Qt applications.
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  • 7 Linux lspci Command Examples to Get PCI Bus Hardware Device Info

    Ramesh Natarajan
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    lspci stands for list pci. Think of this command as “ls” + “pci”. This will display information about all the PCI bus in your server. Apart from displaying information about the bus, it will also display information about all the hardware devices that are connected to your PCI and PCIe bus. For example, it will […] Read More: 7 Linux lspci Command Examples to Get PCI Bus Hardware Device InfoPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Combine Ping and Traceroute On Linux Using MTR Command Examples

    Lakshmanan Ganapathy
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    MTR stands for My Traceroute. It is a powerful network diagnostic tool which combines the power of both Ping and Traceroute commands. It enables administrator to diagnose and isolate network errors and provide helpful network status reports. In this article, we will explain how to install, use and analyze the report provided by the MTR […] Read More: How to Combine Ping and Traceroute On Linux Using MTR Command ExamplesPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Recover InnoDB MySQL Table Data from ibdata and .frm Files

    Santosh Yadav
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This tutorial explains how to restore MySQL tables when all or some of the tables are lost, or when MySQL fails to load table data. One of the reason for this to happen is when the table data is corrupted. In this particular scenario, when you connect to the MySQL database server, you cannot see […] Read More: How to Recover InnoDB MySQL Table Data from ibdata and .frm FilesPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • 10 Essential Git Log Command Examples on Linux to View Commits

    Aaron Tabor
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Git Log tool allows you to view information about previous commits that have occurred in a project. The simplest version of the log command shows the commits that lead up to the state of the currently checked out branch. These commits are shown in reverse chronological order (the most recent commits first). 1. Display […] Read More: 10 Essential Git Log Command Examples on Linux to View CommitsPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • 15 Tips to Optimize Your PHP Script for Better Performance for Developers

    Luke P. Issac
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:35 pm
    If you are a developer, it is essential for you to optimize your script early in the development process itself. Following the best practices while coding your PHP script is a good starting point to write a well optimized PHP code. This tutorial provides few tips to optimize PHP code from a developer point of […] Read More: 15 Tips to Optimize Your PHP Script for Better Performance for DevelopersPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
 
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  • Ubuntu 14.04 Is Out!

    jono
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:58 pm
    My apologies in advance for the shorter blog post about this, but like many other Ubuntu folks, I am absolutely exhausted right now. Everyone, across the board, has been working their collective socks off to make Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a fantastic release on desktop, server, and cloud, and pull together our next iteration of Ubuntu for smart-phones and tablets. Consequently, when the trigger is pulled to share our final product with the world, release day is often less of a blistering and energetic woo-hoo, but more of an exhausted but satisfying oh-yeah (complete with beer firmly clenched in…
  • I Am Hiring

    jono
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    I just wanted to let you folks know that I am recruiting for a community manager to join my team at Canonical. I am looking for someone with strong technical knowledge of building Ubuntu (knowledge of how we release, how we build packages, bug management, governance etc), great community management skills, and someone who is willing to be challenged and grow in their skills and capabilities. My goal with everyone who joins my team is not just to help them be successful in their work, but to help them be the very best at what they do in our industry. As such I am looking for someone with a…
  • Ubuntu Online Summit Dates

    jono
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:03 pm
    At the last Ubuntu Developer Summit we discussed the idea of making our regular online summit serve more than just developers. We are interested in showcasing not just the developer-orientated discussion sessions that we currently have, but also including content such as presentations, demos, tutorials, and other topics. I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the first Ubuntu Online Summit will happen from 10th – 12th June 2014. The website is not yet updated (we are going to keep everything on summit.ubuntu.com and uds.ubuntu.com can point there, and Michael is making the…
  • Open Source Think Tank Community Leadership Summit Soon

    jono
    6 Mar 2014 | 3:03 pm
    As some of you will know, I founded the Community Leadership Summit that takes place in Portland, Oregon every year. The event brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. Each year we discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community, structured in a set of presentation and attendee-driven unconference sessions. This year’s event is happening on 18th – 19th July 2014 (the two days before OSCON), and is shaping up to be a…
  • Ubuntu Developer Summit Next Week

    jono
    6 Mar 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Next week we have our Ubuntu Developer Summit, taking place online from Tues 11th March 2014 – Thurs 13th March 2014. Go and see the schedule – we still have lots of schedule space if you want to run a session. For details of how to propose a session, see this guide. I just want to highlight a session I would like to really invite input on in particular. Today the online Ubuntu Developer Summit is largely based on the formula from our physical UDSs that we used to have, and that formula goes back to 2004. While these have traditionally served the project well, I am cognizant that…
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  • Freedesktop Summit 2014 Report

    dfaure
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:59 am
    The team in action From March 31 to April 4, Free Software desktop hackers from many of the largest desktop projects (including GNOME, KDE, Unity and LXDE-Qt) met to collaborate on specifications and tools to improve application interoperability between the desktops. Clarified standards are expected not only to improve the experience of running applications designed for one desktop inside of another, but also to provide a clearer picture of what is required from third party application developers approaching the Free Software desktop for the first time. This was the second time the annual…
  • KDE Releases Applications and Development Platform 4.13

    jospoortvliet
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    April 16 2014 - The KDE Community proudly announces the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering new features and fixes. Major improvements are made to KDE's Semantic Search technology, benefiting many applications. With Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Development Platform frozen and receiving only long term support, those teams are focusing on the transition to Frameworks 5. This release is translated into 53 languages; more languages are expected to be added in subsequent monthly minor bugfix releases. KDE Applications 4.13 Benefit From The New Semantic Search, Introduce New…
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 2nd March 2014

    mrybczyn
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Parley adds support for sound in multiple modes, allows the use of image instead of word for flashcard training Okular adds Magnifier and play/pause in the presentation mode KDE-PIM adds KAccounts support to Google resources Krita uses the google-breakpad crashhandler for Krita on Windows. Read the rest of the Digest here. Dot Categories: Developer
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 23rd February 2014

    mrybczyn
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: KDevelop Clang support adds refactoring / renaming of variables and functions Kate adds jump to next/previous change function and a plugin that allows you to launch the replicode executable with specified settings KDE-PIM implements webdav sharelink, adds optional KAccounts support to the facebook resource Krita has a config option to pick colors with opacity Plasma MediaCenter implements a media cache populated by one or more media sources NetworkManager supports an airplane mode Porting to Frameworks5 continues in rekonq, ksecrets, YaKuake. Read the rest of…
  • Interview with Aaron Seigo About Bodega Appstore

    jospoortvliet
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:54 am
    Welcome to the Bodega store! The openSUSE News site features an interview with Aaron Seigo about Bodega, a content store technology developed under the KDE umbrella. We replicate the KDE-relevant parts of the article here. What is Bodega? First off, let’s find out what Bodega is all about. Aaron explains: Bodega is a store for digital stuff. In fancy words: it creates a catalog of metadata which represents digital assets. The most important thing is of course the ‘digital asset’ term. That can be anything. For example, applications. Applications can be self contained – think how…
 
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  • Microsoft Office vs Google Docs: The Fat Lady hasn't sung yet

    Alan Shimel
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    I was reading ComputerWorld's Preston Gralla's article on Microsoft Office whipping Google Docs. I just don't see it.
  • Americans are scared about the future of drones, robots, and wearables

    Open Source Community
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    Generally, most Americans are optimistic about the impact of technology on the future, specifically in regards to its impact on healthcare. A recent Pew Research report shows that 81% of responding Americans expect that patients in need of a transplant will be able to receive lab-grown organs within the next 50 years, for example. However, concerns over technology that is already controversial today...
  • MongoDB 2.6 - NoSQL all grown up

    Alan Shimel
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    NoSQL databases have been bursting into the market for a few years now. However, many DBAs still winked and smiled when discussing NoSQL, the way an older cousin looks down on a younger relative. Cute and sassy, but really if you want to play with toys, go ahead. With the latest release of MongoDB, that is just not the case anymore. MongoDB 2.6 is NoSQL all grown up.
  • Docker becomes de facto Linux standard

    Alan Shimel
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Lots of news coming out of the Red Hat Summit this week. A lot of the buzz is around containerization in general and Docker in particular. Docker is set to ship with the latest version of RHEL (RHEL 7.0). Also, Docker will integrate with Red Hat's Open Shift PaaS.
  • Linux distro 'elementary' grows up, starts paying developers

    Bryan Lunduke
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The elementary OS (the beginning “e” is lowercase) team has been making some big waves lately. First a video appeared that showcased the next version of elementary (code named “Isis”) and some seriously impressive updates, including visual polish not typically found in most software (Open Source or otherwise).
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    Moparx

  • My Firefox Setup (2014)

    Moparx
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    This post is mostly for my reference and for an associate who wanted to see an updated list, but hopefully it is useful to others as well. :) Theme: Name Description License Development Oxygen KDE Imitates KDE's Oxygen style. GPLv3 Inactive I have a slightly modified version available for download which allows you to install it on recent versions of Firefox. Additionally, I have a screenshot available if you would like to see how it looks. Extensions: Extension Name Description License Development Restart Adblock Edge A light-weight fork of the Adblock Plus extension. MPL 2.0 Active No…
  • Adding search capabilities within your Pelican-powered site using Tipue Search

    Moparx
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm
    The ability for visitors to quickly find what they are looking for on a website is pretty important. It can mean the difference between them staying on your website or leaving to find what they are looking for elsewhere. With static website generators like Pelican the first options that come to mind are generally pointing a user to the website's archive or using an embedded search box linked to a major search engine with a parameter to display only links from your website. However, those two choices are not always the best course of action. Websites can have a rather large archive page which…
  • Implementing the HashOver open source commenting system within Pelican

    Moparx
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:35 pm
    My last post referenced a new open source commenting system called HashOver. I decided I would create a very simple tutorial to show users how quickly you can set HashOver up on your server and integrate it with Pelican. If you are not familiar with it, Pelican is an excellent Python-powered static website generator which powers this website and many others. Getting started Download HashOver Extract and upload the contents to your website's top level directory (e.g, http://example.com/hashover). Edit the hashover/scripts/secrets.php file and change the four variables. Optionally edit the…
  • HashOver: An excellent new open source commenting system

    Moparx
    29 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    I came across a new open source commenting system today called HashOver. The project was released earlier this week under the GNU Affero General Public License with the goal of being a self-hosted open source replacement for proprietary comment system services such as Disqus. I personally think that Jacob Barkdull, HashOver's developer, definitely full-filled the goal he was striving for with his project. Even as a newly released project, HashOver comes with everything that you would expect a mature comment system to have and it is very easy to implement into your existing website. Features:…
  • Implementing the jskomment open source commenting system within Pelican (Redux)

    Moparx
    15 Mar 2014 | 9:24 am
    This is an updated tutorial for jskomment as quite a few things have changed in the year since my original tutorial was posted. This tutorial will show you how to quickly and easily setup jskomment and integrate it into Pelican which is an excellent Python-powered static website generator. While this tutorial is geared towards Pelican it is very easily adaptable for use with other platforms. What is jskomment? jskomment is an self-hosted open source commenting system created by Martin Monperrus. It is light-weight, easy to setup, and available under the MIT License. Additionally, it is…
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    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

  • Quantum Cryptography

    Subhendu Bera
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    Classical cryptography provides security based on unproven mathematical assumptions and depends on the technology available to an eavesdropper. But, these things might not be enough in the near future to guarantee cyber security. We need something that provides unconditional security. We need quantum cryptography. more>>
  • Command-Line Cloud: gcalcli

    Kyle Rankin
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    If you follow my columns in Linux Journal, you probably are aware that I'm a big fan of the command line. When it comes to getting things done efficiently, most of the time the command line can't be beat. more>>
  • Image Manipulation with ImageMagick

    Dave Taylor
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    I've spent a lot of time in my column talking about text processing and analysis, with the basic assumption that if you're using the command line, you're focused on text. more>>
  • Non-Linux FOSS: Angry IP

    Shawn Powers
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:12 pm
    The de facto standard for port scanning always has been the venerable Nmap program. The command-line tool is indeed very powerful, but I've only ever seen it work with Linux, and every time I use it, I need to read the man page to figure out the command flags. more>>
  • Encrypting Your Cat Photos

    Shawn Powers
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    The truth is, I really don't have anything on my hard drive that I would be upset over someone seeing. I have some cat photos. I have a few text files with ideas for future books and/or short stories, and a couple half-written starts to NaNoWriMo novels. It would be easy to say that there's no point encrypting my hard drive, because I have nothing to hide. more>>
 
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  • OpenSSL Code Beyond Repair, Claims Creator of “LibreSSL” Fork

    ArsTechnica
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Peter Miller OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has created a fork of OpenSSL, the widely used open source cryptographic software library that contained the notorious Heartbleed security vulnerability. OpenSSL has suffered from a lack of funding and code contributions despite being used in websites and products by many of the world's biggest and richest corporations.The decision to fork OpenSSL is bound to be...
  • The Price of Popularity: Cloud Security Threats Near On-Premise Levels

    ZDNet
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Hackers are now targeting cloud-based apps and systems almost as much as on-premise environments, particularly with so-called brute force attacks and vulnerability scans.
  • How LG Took WebOS from Mobile Phones to TVs in Under a Year

    Libby Clark
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    When LG acquired the WebOS project from HP early last year, it was a stripped down Linux-based mobile operating system hardly fit to run on any hardware. Then in January, less than a year later, LG debuted its new WebOS smart TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The first WebOS TVs hit retail shelves earlier this month.
  • Is OpenSSL Secure... in its Dominance?

    ZDNet
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    All it will take is one major player to endorse LibreSSL as compatible and functional and OpenSSL adoption will crumble.
  • Top 5 OpenDaylight Video Tutorials for Developers

    OpenDaylight
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    Want to dig in to OpenDaylight but not sure where to start? Here’s a list of the top five OpenDaylight videos for developers including hands-on tutorials, overviews and some of the most popular resources for those looking to get involved with the OpenDaylight community or contribute code.
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    LinuxInsider

  • GitHub Cofounder Resigns but Denies Harassment

    Katherine Noyes
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm
    GitHub cofounder Tom Preston-Werner has resigned following an investigation into harassment charges made by developer Julie Ann Horvath, who departed the company last month. "The investigation found no evidence to support the claims against Tom and his wife of sexual or gender-based harassment or retaliation, or of a sexist or hostile work environment," said Chris Wanstrath, GitHub cofounder and CEO, in an announcement on Monday.
  • Heartbleed and Heartache in FOSS Town

    Katherine Noyes
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Well it's been a wild few weeks here in the Linux blogosphere, thanks not just to XP's demise but also the long-overdue discovery of the all-pervasive Heartbleed bug. That the bug is "catastrophic" appears to be beyond dispute; in fact, "some might argue that it is the worst vulnerability found ... since commercial traffic began to flow on the Internet," as at least one commentator suggested. The fact that the flaw exists in OpenSSL, of course, is what's made the topic particularly pertinent to those of us in the FOSS world.
  • Adobe's Open Source Tightrope Walk

    Jack M. Germain
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Open source software continues to gain momentum -- but what is not growing is an open desire among individual software developers to port their commercial Windows wares to Linux. Open source support is not a mere in or out decision. Some software makers shape their business models to take advantage of open source support for some products but not others. For other software developers, making a commitment to support FOSS often goes well beyond the notion of putting one's money where one's mouth is.
  • uGet Gives Great Downloads

    Jack M. Germain
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The latest version of the uGet Download Manager rekindled my interest in grabbing files without relying on a Web browser. uGet version 1.10.4. was released last month. Written in C, it uses GTK+3 for its user interface, and it is packed full with improvements. It is very reliable and stable, with 11 years of growth behind it. The uGet website has received a makeover to better support users, according to Michael Tunnell of the uGet Project. To help spur a new round of development, the project team for the first time is seeking donations.
  • Google Mounts $100K Project Ara Dev Challenge

    Richard Adhikari
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Google announced a $100,000 developers' challenge prize on Wednesday, the second day of its Project Ara modular phone developers' conference. The top two runners-up will get all-expenses paid trips for two or three people to the next Ara devcon -- there will be a few more held this year -- and guaranteed hardware for the project, said Project Ara lead Paul Eremenko. Judging will be based on both objective and subjective criteria. The challenge will be unveiled officially in mid-May, with a detailed set of rules, Eremenko said.
 
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    Phoronix

  • Rosewill RS-MI-01: An Ultra Low-Cost Mini-ITX Chassis

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    After spending $30~60 on an APU, and as low as $30 on a motherboard, you are probably looking for an ultra low-cost computer case / PSU to go with a new budget AMD AM1 build, right? If so, the Rosewill RS-MI-01 is a very cheap mini-ITX enclosure that also includes a 250 Watt power supply, but its $45 price tag may raise concerns over quality.
  • What Else Would You Like To See On Phoronix This Spring?

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:05 pm
    This month so far on Phoronix there have been an exciting number of Phoronix articles from our prolific tests on AMD's AM1 Platform to a number of GCC 4.9 compiler benchmarks and everything in between, but is there anything else you would like to see this month on Phoronix?..
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Is Looking Fantastic

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Since yesterday's public availability of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 release candidate I have been busy at Phoronix testing out this upcoming release of RHEL codenamed Maipo...
  • Intel Is Launching An Interesting Bay Trail NUC Next Week

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Intel next week is expected to begin shipping a new NUC Kit that is fan-less and suited for "value-conscious businesses and organizations." This new NUC Kit has just a single-core "Bay Trail" processor that runs at 5 Watts but overall it looks like it could have some interesting applications if the price is right...
  • Another X.Org EVoC Proposed For OpenGL 4+ Tests

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
    A student out of Africa is hoping to develop OpenGL 4.0+ test cases for Mesa's Piglit for the X.Org Foundation as part of an Endless Vacation of Code project...
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    LinuxSecurity.com - Latest News

  • Targeted Attack Uses Heartbleed to Hijack VPN Sessions

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: A targeted attack against an unnamed organization exploited the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability to hijack web sessions conducted over a virtual private network connection.
  • Even the most secure cloud storage may not be so secure, study finds

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Some cloud storage providers who hope to be on the leading edge of cloud security adopt a "zero-knowledge" policy in which says it is impossible for customer data to be snooped on. But a recent study by computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University is questioning just how secure those zero knowledge tactics are.
  • Fixing OpenSSL's Heartbleed flaw will take MONTHS, warns Secunia

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:55 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Expunging the Heartbleed bug from vulnerable computers and gadgets is likely to take months, according to a leading vuln research firm. The cautionary assessment by Secunia comes as more and more products are judged to be vulnerable to the infamous OpenSSL security flaw.
  • Safety you can bank on: Chromebook, Linux, phone

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Q: I'm nervous about keeping my online banking safe on my regular PC. Should I buy a Chromebook and use it just for that? A: Cheap laptops running Google's Chrome OS have a lot going for them as long as you don't need conventional, disk-based apps and rarely lack for bandwidth.
  • Open source trounces proprietary software for code defects, Coverity analysis finds

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Forget bad headlines generated by the Heartbleed flaw, when it comes to code defects open source is still well ahead of proprietary software, generating fewer coding defects for every size of project, according to a new analysis by scanning service Coverity.
 
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  • Kali Linux Assuring Security by Penetration Testing

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    In DetailKali Linux is a comprehensive penetration testing platform with advanced tools to identify, detect, and exploit the vulnerabilities uncovered in the target network environment. With Kali Linux, you can apply appropriate testing methodology with defined business objectives and a scheduled test plan, resulting in a successful penetration testing project engagement.Kali Linux - Assuring Security By Penetration Testing is a fully focused, structured book providing guidance on developing practical penetration testing skills by demonstrating cutting-edge hacker tools and techniques with a…
  • Raspberry Pi

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    21 Mar 2014 | 8:28 am
    The Raspberry Pi is one of the most successful open source hardware projects ever. For only $35, you get a full-blown PC, a multimedia center, and a web server--and this book gives you everything you need to get started. You'll learn the basics, progress to controlling the Pi, and then build your own electronics projects. This new edition is revised and updated with two new chapters on adding digital and analog sensors, and creating videos and a burglar alarm with the Pi camera.
  • Unix Fundamentals 101

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    17 Jun 2013 | 2:29 am
    Know the basics of Unix but looking for more? This set of hands-on, interactive tutorials will give you a foundational overview of the Unix operating system. Pull out your computer and follow along as industry experts walk you through how your computer starts up, how to use Shell and Proc, the basics of file systems and package management, and more.
  • Asterisk: The Definitive Guide

    Russell Bryant, Leif Madsen, Jim Van Meggelen
    31 May 2013 | 2:30 am
    Design a complete Voice over IP (VoIP) or traditional PBX system with Asterisk, even if you have only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy, with a detailed roadmap that shows you how to install and configure this open source software, whether you’re upgrading your existing phone system or starting from scratch.
  • Linux System Programming

    Robert Love
    29 May 2013 | 3:31 pm
    Write software that draws directly on services offered by the Linux kernel and core system libraries. With this comprehensive book, Linux kernel contributor Robert Love provides you with a tutorial on Linux system programming, a reference manual on Linux system calls, and an insider’s guide to writing smarter, faster code.
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    Toolinux

  • Linux Identity fait honneur à Debian 7.4

    Toolinux
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:36 pm
    La quatrième mise à jour du système Debian, 7.4, est disponible dans le nouveau magazine Linux Identity. - Logiciels
  • Comptabilité : Grisbi est finalisé

    Toolinux
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    La version 1.0.0 du logiciel de finances personnelles Grisbi et de son manuel de l'utilisateur sont en ligne. - Logiciels
  • Linux-Dash : monitorer aisément un serveur GNU/Linux

    Toolinux
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Pour monitorer un serveur Linux, il existe des solutions très complètes du (Nagios, Centreon, Zenoss), mais ces solutions sont parfois complexes à mettre en place et à paramétrer. Un outil rend l'opération beaucoup plus simple, depuis son navigateur web. Cette solution s'appelle Linux-Dash. - Logiciels
  • VMWare : nouveau service cloud de reprise après incident

    Toolinux
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    VMware vCloud Hybrid Service - Disaster Recovery (nous aurions aimé faire plus court !) est disponible dès maintenant pour la reprise après incident au cloud public. - Logiciels
  • FortiGuard Labs : 143 vulnérabilités zéro-day découvertes

    Toolinux
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:10 pm
    L'entreprise, basée à Sophia Antipolis, annonce aujourd'hui que FortiGuard Labs, son département de recherche en matière de menaces de Fortinet, a découvert 18 vulnérabilités zéro-day critiques en 2013. - Revue de presse
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  • Ubuntu 14.04 Is Out!

    jono
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:58 pm
    My apologies in advance for the shorter blog post about this, but like many other Ubuntu folks, I am absolutely exhausted right now. Everyone, across the board, has been working their collective socks off to make Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a fantastic release on desktop, server, and cloud, and pull together our next iteration of Ubuntu for smart-phones and tablets. Consequently, when the trigger is pulled to share our final product with the world, release day is often less of a blistering and energetic woo-hoo, but more of an exhausted but satisfying oh-yeah (complete with beer firmly clenched in…
  • I Am Hiring

    jono
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    I just wanted to let you folks know that I am recruiting for a community manager to join my team at Canonical. I am looking for someone with strong technical knowledge of building Ubuntu (knowledge of how we release, how we build packages, bug management, governance etc), great community management skills, and someone who is willing to be challenged and grow in their skills and capabilities. My goal with everyone who joins my team is not just to help them be successful in their work, but to help them be the very best at what they do in our industry. As such I am looking for someone with a…
  • Ubuntu Online Summit Dates

    jono
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:03 pm
    At the last Ubuntu Developer Summit we discussed the idea of making our regular online summit serve more than just developers. We are interested in showcasing not just the developer-orientated discussion sessions that we currently have, but also including content such as presentations, demos, tutorials, and other topics. I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the first Ubuntu Online Summit will happen from 10th – 12th June 2014. The website is not yet updated (we are going to keep everything on summit.ubuntu.com and uds.ubuntu.com can point there, and Michael is making the…
  • Open Source Think Tank Community Leadership Summit Soon

    jono
    6 Mar 2014 | 3:03 pm
    As some of you will know, I founded the Community Leadership Summit that takes place in Portland, Oregon every year. The event brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. Each year we discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community, structured in a set of presentation and attendee-driven unconference sessions. This year’s event is happening on 18th – 19th July 2014 (the two days before OSCON), and is shaping up to be a…
  • Ubuntu Developer Summit Next Week

    jono
    6 Mar 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Next week we have our Ubuntu Developer Summit, taking place online from Tues 11th March 2014 – Thurs 13th March 2014. Go and see the schedule – we still have lots of schedule space if you want to run a session. For details of how to propose a session, see this guide. I just want to highlight a session I would like to really invite input on in particular. Today the online Ubuntu Developer Summit is largely based on the formula from our physical UDSs that we used to have, and that formula goes back to 2004. While these have traditionally served the project well, I am cognizant that…
 
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  • Links for 2014-04-22

    dailylinks
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Haywire kellabyte’s hack in progress — ‘an asynchronous HTTP server framework written in C. The goal of Haywire is to learn how to create a server with a minimal feature set that can handle a high rate of requests and connections with as low of latency and resource usage as possible. Haywire uses the event loop based libuv platform layer that node.js is built on top of (also written in C). libuv abstracts IOCP on Windows and epoll/kqueue/event ports/etc. on Unix systems to provide efficient asynchronous I/O on all supported platforms.’ Outperforms libevent handily, it…
  • Links for 2014-04-18

    dailylinks
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Consul Nice-looking new tool from Hashicorp; service discovery and configuration service, built on Raft for leader election, Serf for gossip-based messaging, and Go. Some features: * Gossip is performed over both TCP and UDP; * gossip messages are encrypted symmetrically and therefore secure from eavesdropping, tampering, spoofing and packet corruption (like the incident which brought down S3 for days: http://status.aws.amazon.com/s3-20080720.html ); * exposes both a HTTP interface and (even better) DNS; * includes explicit support for long-distance WAN operation as well as on LANs. It all…
  • Links for 2014-04-17

    dailylinks
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Druid | How We Scaled HyperLogLog: Three Real-World Optimizations 3 optimizations Druid.io have made to the HLL algorithm to scale it up for production use in Metamarkets: compacting registers (fixes a bug with unions of multiple HLLs); a sparse storage format (to optimize space); faster lookups using a lookup table. (tags: druid.io metamarkets scaling hyperloglog hll algorithms performance optimization counting estimation) HyperLogLog – Intersection Arithmetic ‘In general HLL intersection in StreamLib works.  |A INTERSECT B| = |A| + |B| – |A UNION B|.  Timon’s…
  • Links for 2014-04-16

    dailylinks
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:58 pm
    “H” in cron syntax This is something Jenkins have come up to randomize and distribute load, in order to avoid the “thundering-herd” bug. Good call (tags: jenkins randomization load-balancing load thundering-herd ops capacity sleep) Shared Space and other bad junction designs lead to crashes and injuries Just because something is “Dutch”, that doesn’t mean it’s good. The Netherlands has many excellent examples, but you have to be very selective about what serves as a model. Cyclists fare best where their interactions with motor vehicles are…
  • Links for 2014-04-15

    dailylinks
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Hydra Takes On Hadoop The intuition behind Hydra is something like this, “I have a lot of data, and there are a lot of things I could try to learn about it — so many that I’m not even sure what I want to know.” It’s about the curse of dimensionality — more dimensions means exponentially more cost for exhaustive analysis. Hydra tries to make it easy to reduce the number of dimensions, or the cost of watching them (via probabilistic data structures), to just the right point where everything runs quickly but can still answer almost any question you think you might…
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  • OpenSSL Code Beyond Repair, Claims Creator of “LibreSSL” Fork

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Peter Miller OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has created a fork of OpenSSL, the widely used open source cryptographic software library that contained the notorious Heartbleed security vulnerability. OpenSSL has suffered from a lack of funding and code contributions despite being used in websites and products by many of the world's biggest and richest corporations.The decision to fork OpenSSL is bound to be... Peter Miller OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has created a fork of OpenSSL, the widely used open source cryptographic software library that contained the notorious Heartbleed security…
  • KDE 4.14 Release Schedule Published

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    The release schedule for KDE 4.14 has been published while KDE developers are still deciding whether this will be the last Qt4-based release or if there will be a KDE 4.15. The last KDE 4.xx release though will turn into a long-term support release... The release schedule for KDE 4.14 has been published while KDE developers are still deciding whether this will be the last Qt4-based release or if there will be a KDE 4.15. The last KDE 4.xx release though will turn into a long-term support release... Read more at Phoronix
  • GNOME Has Big Plans For Its Maps Application

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    GNOME Maps began development during the GNOME 3.10 cycle and going ahead for GNOME 3.14 and beyond are some ambitious plans to make this open-source OpenStreetMap-powered JavaScript application more like Google Maps in its abilities... GNOME Maps began development during the GNOME 3.10 cycle and going ahead for GNOME 3.14 and beyond are some ambitious plans to make this open-source OpenStreetMap-powered JavaScript application more like Google Maps in its abilities... Read more at Phoronix
  • CentOS 6 on the Desktop: What I've Learned So Far

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    New discoveries and successes moving forward with CentOS 6 on the desktop. New discoveries and successes moving forward with CentOS 6 on the desktop. Read more at Enterprise Open Source Toolkit
  • KDE Announces Software Compilation 4.13

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    New release comes with better semantic search and improvements to Kontact. New release comes with better semantic search and improvements to Kontact. Read more at Linux Pro Magazine
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  • OpenSSL code beyond repair, claims creator of “LibreSSL” fork (Ars Technica)

    ris
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Ars Technica takes a look at the LibreSSL fork of OpenSSL created by the OpenBSD project. "The decision to fork OpenSSL is bound to be controversial given that OpenSSL powers hundreds of thousands of Web servers. When asked why he wanted to start over instead of helping to make OpenSSL better, de Raadt said the existing code is too much of a mess. "Our group removed half of the OpenSSL source tree in a week. It was discarded leftovers," de Raadt told Ars in an e-mail. "The Open Source model depends [on] people being able to read the code. It depends on clarity. That is not a clear code base,…
  • Tuesday's security advisories

    ris
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Debian has updated icedove (multiple vulnerabilities). openSUSE has updated squid (13.1, 12.3: denial of service), flash-player (13.1, 12.3: multiple vulnerabilities), json-c (13.1, 12.3: denial of service), openssl (13.1, 12.3: information disclosure), and otrs (13.1, 12.3: cross-site scripting). Slackware has updated libyaml (code execution) and php (denial of service). Ubuntu has updated python-django (all: multiple vulnerabilities).
  • GCC 4.9.0 released

    corbet
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Version 4.9.0 of the GNU Compiler Collection is out. "GCC 4.9.0 is a major release containing substantial new functionality not available in GCC 4.8.x or previous GCC releases." The list of new features is indeed long; see the 4.9.0 release page for lots more information.
  • Faure: Freedesktop Summit 2014 Report

    ris
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    David Faure has a report on the Freedesktop Summit, which was held recently in Nuremberg. "The meeting also produced an agreement on the future of startup notification in the Wayland world. A protocol based on broadcast of D-Bus signals will be used instead of the current approach with X client messages. This approach is expected to integrate nicely with future frameworks for sandboxed applications. Improvements were also made to the protocol to allow for tab-based applications that make dynamic choices about creating a new tab or a new window depending on the workspace in which a document…
  • Security updates for Monday

    ris
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    Debian has updated prosody (regression in previous update), wordpress (regression in previous update), and wordpress (error in previous update). Fedora has updated elfutils (F20: code execution), java-1.7.0-openjdk (F20; F19: multiple unspecified vulnerabilities), kernel (F20: two vulnerabilities), and rsync (F20: denial of service). Mageia has updated virtualbox (MG4: code execution) and virtualbox (MG3: multiple vulnerabilities).
 
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  • Kali Linux Assuring Security by Penetration Testing

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    In DetailKali Linux is a comprehensive penetration testing platform with advanced tools to identify, detect, and exploit the vulnerabilities uncovered in the target network environment. With Kali Linux, you can apply appropriate testing methodology with defined business objectives and a scheduled test plan, resulting in a successful penetration testing project engagement.Kali Linux - Assuring Security By Penetration Testing is a fully focused, structured book providing guidance on developing practical penetration testing skills by demonstrating cutting-edge hacker tools and techniques with a…
  • Raspberry Pi

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    21 Mar 2014 | 8:28 am
    The Raspberry Pi is one of the most successful open source hardware projects ever. For only $35, you get a full-blown PC, a multimedia center, and a web server--and this book gives you everything you need to get started. You'll learn the basics, progress to controlling the Pi, and then build your own electronics projects. This new edition is revised and updated with two new chapters on adding digital and analog sensors, and creating videos and a burglar alarm with the Pi camera.
  • Unix Fundamentals 101

    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    17 Jun 2013 | 2:29 am
    Know the basics of Unix but looking for more? This set of hands-on, interactive tutorials will give you a foundational overview of the Unix operating system. Pull out your computer and follow along as industry experts walk you through how your computer starts up, how to use Shell and Proc, the basics of file systems and package management, and more.
  • Asterisk: The Definitive Guide

    Russell Bryant, Leif Madsen, Jim Van Meggelen
    31 May 2013 | 2:30 am
    Design a complete Voice over IP (VoIP) or traditional PBX system with Asterisk, even if you have only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy, with a detailed roadmap that shows you how to install and configure this open source software, whether you’re upgrading your existing phone system or starting from scratch.
  • Linux System Programming

    Robert Love
    29 May 2013 | 3:31 pm
    Write software that draws directly on services offered by the Linux kernel and core system libraries. With this comprehensive book, Linux kernel contributor Robert Love provides you with a tutorial on Linux system programming, a reference manual on Linux system calls, and an insider’s guide to writing smarter, faster code.
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    Computerworld Blogs - Linux and Unix

  • Huge Chromebook sales growth. Will 2019 be the year of the Linux desktop?

    Richi Jennings
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:13 am
    Shut up and give Google your data. The Chromebook platform goes from strength to strength. Market researchers say they're selling faster than ever, predicting 11 million sales (in... err... 2019). And it's not just consumers buying them. Some enterprises are choosing to move most of their Windows users to Chrome OS -- motivated by the XP end-of-life and cost savings. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the wisdom of Chromebooks and Chromeboxes in the enterprise.
  • In depth: What Asus's $179 Chromebox is actually like to use

    JR Raphael
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:09 am
    Asus's new Chromebox brings cloud-centric computing to the desktop in an affordable and upgradeable form. So what's the system actually like to use? 
  • NSA did it again? This time GnuTLS fails to check malicious certificates

    Richi Jennings
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:23 am
    CVE-2014-0092: "Sky falling. Film at 11." GnuTLS, the widely-used open-source encryption library, has a simply horrible bug. And it's had that bug since 2003. It has a similar effect to the recently-discovered one in Apple OS code: It fails to correctly validate certificates. The conspiracy theorists are beginning to have a field day, with fingers pointing in the NSA's direction. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers don their tinfoil hats.
  • In depth: Meet the new Samsung Chromebook 2

    JR Raphael
    3 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    Samsung's getting back into the Chromebook game with its new Chromebook 2 laptops. Here's a detailed look at the devices and what they have to offer.
  • Surprise! The Android upgrade challenge has been answered

    JR Raphael
    18 Feb 2014 | 8:50 am
    Last Thursday, I called on Android manufacturers to promise a full two years of upgrades for their flagship phones. Then a crazy thing happened.
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    Robert Love

  • The End-of-Life of Windows XP and SSL/TLS Configurations

    Robert Love
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    This is a followup to my previous post, Strong SSL/TLS Cryptography in Apache and Nginx. Perhaps hard to tell given how many users remain, but Windows XP reached its end of life on 8 April 2014. This means no more support, updates, or bug fixes—not even of critical security flaws. Windows XP use has been dwindling, but its end-of-life provides an excellent opportunity to consider removing support for it from your applications and websites.Dropping Windows XP support provides particularly interesting results for SSL/TLS configurations, as most of the compromises one makes in their provided…
  • Strong SSL/TLS Cryptography in Apache and Nginx

    Robert Love
    2 Dec 2013 | 3:00 am
    I recently moved my homepage, Robert Love, from HTTP to HTTPS. My goal was to configure the server with strong cryptography while making less compromises for compatibility and against security than many of the "best practice" configurations others provide. I thought I'd share the result. Notably, I recommend a cipher suite ordering that enables Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) with AES-GCM, disables broken ciphers, neutralizes known attacks, and still works on nearly every browser. I provide configuration for both Apache and Nginx. Many feel encryption is the raison d'être of HTTPS, but I argue…
  • Slow-Braised Carnitas

    Robert Love
    19 Nov 2013 | 8:00 am
    I used to have a bunch of recipes up online. But writing recipes is no fun; it is difficult to capture the beauty of a dish with a bunch of steps. Moreover, using recipes isn't how I cook. I want to understand the flavors of a dish and then execute it in my own way, in my own hands. So the recipes went away. But one of the most popular—and one of my personal favorites—was a recipe for the Mexican pork dish carnitas. It was a fun, relatively easy recipe, not traditional in approach but fairly traditional (and really delicious) in output. Folks keep asking for it. So here it is, in hopes I…
  • Linux System Programming, 2ed

    Robert Love
    21 May 2013 | 9:00 am
    I'm pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Linux System Programming, my guide to system programming on Linux. I updated the entire book to reflect new interfaces and behavior in the latest versions of the Linux kernel, glibc, and gcc—3.9, 2.17, and 4.8, respectively—as well as giving the text a universal overhaul with even more examples and interesting anecdotes.What I am most excited about, however, is an all-new chapter on threading. I cover the basics of Pthreads, of course, but the meat of the chapter is a discussion on threading design and patterns in Linux. Should…
  • University of Florida CISE: Now More Than Ever

    Robert Love
    25 Apr 2012 | 3:00 am
    By now you've likely heard the proposal that the University of Florida plans to drastically restructure its Computer Science department, CISE. While the details are not as provocative a picture as the Forbes article paints, the proposal is still bad for the university and its students (read the actual proposal). Also, as an alumnus, the proposal is, frankly, embarrassing.At a time when the United States needs more STEM graduates than ever, universities ought be doubling down on their Computer Science programs. I encourage you to write to the university. Even if unaffiliated with Florida, this…
 
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    Softpedia News - Linux

  • Wine 1.7.17 Features Lots of Fixes for Games

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:39 am
    Alexandre Julliard announced a new development version of Wine, bringing some new features and many smaller fixes that should make a lot of gamers very happy. The development version of Wine is still being updated and there are a lot loose ends to tie up before launching a new build. It's likely that we will get a new major release in the next few weeks. Besides the normal fixes for various applications and games that are usually uploaded in the new releases, more implementations for the Tas... (read more)
  • How to Dual Boot Android 4.4.2 and Ubuntu for Phones

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:35 am
    Testing Ubuntu for phones is now even simpler with an application that is capable of installing the new operating system from Canonical without having to delete Android. Getting a dual boot system in place will perhaps turn the attention of even more users towards the new open source platform for mobiles and tablets. Canonical has a simple procedure explained on its website on how to install Ubuntu for phones, but that implies deleting Android and getting the new operating system in place. Th... (read more)
  • Dropbox 2.7.53 Experimental Version Arrives with Critical Linux Fix

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:11 am
    Dropbox, a client for an online service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere, has received another update for the experimental branch of the client, featuring some more fixes and improvements. Against all odds, the Dropbox developers haven't yet promoted the experimental branch of the application to stable and continue to push various updates and fixes. Usually, Linux users don't get a lot of attention from the Dropbox team and the changes to the client for the open... (read more)
  • Small Linux Distro Tiny Core 5.3 Is Now Available for Download

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Robert Shingledecker has announced the immediate availability for download of the final version of the Tiny Core 5.3 Linux operating system, one of the smallest full operating systems in the world. As the name implies, this distribution is known for its small size and versatility. The developer integrates a large number of packages and an attractive desktop. After a few development versions, the final release of this powerful operating system is now out. According to the changelog, nosuid ha... (read more)
  • IPFire 2.13 Core 76 Linux-Based Firewall Distribution Features Latest Strongswan Fixes

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Michael Tremer, a developer for the ipfire.org team, has announced that IPFire 2.13 Core 76, a new stable release of the popular Linux-based firewall distribution, is now available for download. This is not the largest IPFire release, but \ some important modifications to the Linux distribution have been made, which should prompt users to upgrade as soon as possible. “It comes with a security fix for the strongswan package which is responsible for IPsec VPN connections. The vulner... (read more)
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    Prakash Advani's Blog

  • UK’s security branch says Ubuntu most secure end-user OS

    Prakash Advani
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:41 pm
    The Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), the group within the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) that assesses operating systems and software for security issues, has found that while no end-user operating system is as secure as they’d like it to be, Ubuntu 12.04 is the best of the lot. In late 2013, the CESG looked at the security of the most popular end-user operating systems for desktops, smartphones, and tablets [PDF Link]. This included: Android 4.2, Android 4.2 on Samsung devices; iOS 6, Blackberry 10.1, Google’s Chrome OS 26, Ubuntu 12.04, Windows…
  • Ubuntu 14.04LTS (Trusty Tahr) download links

    Prakash Advani
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is here.  Torrent is the preferred method for me. Ubuntu 14.04 Torrent Links Direct Downloads Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 32-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server 14.04 64-Bit Torrent Main Server Ubuntu Server 14.04 32-Bit Torrent Main Server Other releases. http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/ (Ubuntu Desktop and Server) http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/14.04/release/ (Ubuntu Cloud Server) http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/14.04/ (Ubuntu Netboot) http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/14.04/release/ (Edubuntu) As…
  • Thunderbird: Sending emails in the background

    Prakash Advani
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Mozilla Thunderbird is one of the most powerful email clients. However I used to find that it used to keep the active window open while sending emails. This was a bit irritating specially if the email has large attachments. On searching for background send, I found that the feature exists but doesn’t show up in the preference. You need to enable it. After enabling it, it works very well. The only thing you need to be careful is not to send an email and immediately close your email client or shut down your PC. What happens is that email will not go as it take a few minutes (depending on…
  • 11 Percent of Windows XP Users Will Switch to Linux

    Prakash Advani
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:57 am
    If you are still on XP, whats your plans ? 11% of the (admittedly small) 641 companies queried stated they intend to switch to Linux. The low-cost, robust security and growing reputation in enterprise use are likely key factors informing such plans. Perhaps more shockingly is that 37% of those asked intend to stick with Windows XP past the expiry date. Of those, 40% reason that as ‘it works’ there’s little need to change, while 39% claim software they rely on depends on XP. Read More: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/02/windows-xp-users-may-switch-linux   Related posts: Romanian Edu…
  • Romanian Edu Ministry recommends Ubuntu for schools

    Prakash Advani
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Many schools in Romania today are using proprietary software like Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office — most of which are either unlicenced copies or old unsupported versions, for which the schools may face legal issues, according to the Education Ministry of Romania. To tackle this problem, the Ministry recommends the schools to either purchase newer, licenced copies of these software, or switch to open source solutions like GNU/Linux, particularly Ubuntu and Edubuntu. Read More: http://www.muktware.com/2014/02/romanian-edu-ministry-recommends-ubuntu-schools/21844 Related posts: Ubuntu…
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  • OnePlus One revealed

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    The folks at OnePlus have been building up hype around their first smartphone launch, and today the OnePlus One finally became official. Announced at an event in China, the Magnesium constructed One weighs just 162g, has a recessed bezel round the edges, what it says are "beautiful contours" and a ton of beefy hardware inside. The price was also built up ahead of launch and OnePlus hasn't disappointed on this front. The 16GB version will be available unlocked and SIM-free for just $299 while the 64GB is an extremely impressive $349. In Europe those prices translate to £229/£269 and…
  • Apple opens OS X Beta Seed Program for everyone

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Join the OS X Beta Seed Program and help make OS X even better. Install the latest pre-release software, try it out, and submit your feedback. Apple opens its OS X beta program to everyone. Interesting move.
  • My quest to build the ultimate music player

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Over the past few years, I have been slowly but surely building my own music player. It's been a wild ride. The codebase has radically changed several times, but is always converging on a better music listening experience. In this article my goal is to take you along for the ride.
  • Nokia Oyj to become Microsoft Mobile Oy

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Nokia-Microsoft deal is going to close soon and a leaked Nokia letter to its existing Devices and Services business suppliers base reveals two interesting things. First revelation is about renaming of Nokia Oyj to Microsoft Mobile Oy, which will be a wholly-owned Microsoft subsidiary and may be the name of Microsoft’s mobile devices arm. Microsoft Mobile Oy? Too easy.
  • Greed and the Wright Brothers

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:02 am
    The Wright brothers' critical insight was the importance of "lateral stability" - that is, wingtip-to-wingtip stability - to flight. And their great innovation was something they called "wing warping," in which they used a series of pulleys that caused the wingtips on one side of the airplane to go up when the wingtips on the other side were pulled down. That allowed the Wrights' airplane to make banked turns and to correct itself when it flew into a gust of wind. But when the Wrights applied for a patent, they didn't seek one that just covered wing warping; their patent covered any means to…
 
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  • Tabletop Simulator now on Steam Early Access

    Rianne Schestowitz
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Tabletop Simulator, the very uncommon physics sandbox game that deals with the accurate simulation of a table top, is now available on Steam Early Access. The game has been creating quite a few ripples ever since its announcement. The game started its journey on Kickstarter which it quite successfully completed and is now headed for a full release on Steam. The game is basically a sandbox with the sole purpose of simulating all kinds of possible table top physics. Now the interesting part of the game is that it is kind of a blank table top over which users can put up any game that they fancy.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Is Looking Fantastic

    Rianne Schestowitz
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    Since yesterday's public availability of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 release candidate I have been busy at Phoronix testing out this upcoming release of RHEL codenamed Maipo. Most of my Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 thoughts were shared within my RHEL7 beta testing article. Since the beta, there hasn't been any incredible last minute features, but there's been a lot of polishing happening. A lot. read more
  • Future update gives better view of Chromebook CPU usage

    Rianne Schestowitz
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    Chromebooks have been able to show system performance through the Task Manager in the Chrome browser, however a future update is showing a new way to view a Chromebook’s system performance. Currently, on the stable build for Chromebooks, going to the chrome://power page allows users to view battery performance over time in the form of a chart. However, the Beta channel shows not only battery performance on this page, but CPU performance over time, too. This view gives Chromebook users a better idea of Chromebook CPU usage. (The Beta channel is one of Google‘s early release channels, where…
  • HotLinuxJobs: The demand has always outstripped the supply for Linux professionals

    Rianne Schestowitz
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    LinuxCareer.com: How do you see the future development of Linux professionals recruitment sector? Brent Marinaccio: Well, Linux is not going away. It just continues to grow. Thus, it bodes well for the individuals in this space. Throughout our time recruiting in the open source arena, the demand has always outstripped the supply for Linux professionals. Even in the two recessions we have been through. Therefore, I see no indication this is going to change in the near to mid term. All in all, it is a good time to be involved with open source software. read more
  • OpenPOWER Foundation to reveal innovations in Big Data

    Rianne Schestowitz
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    The OpenPOWER Foundation is going to reveal new innovations around Big Data technology in the next Open Innovation Summit on April 23, 2014. The OpenPOWER Foundation is a collaboration of technology companies on Power Architecture products initiated by IBM. It is building an ecosystem around IBM POWER hardware and software and making it available for open development for the first time. Canonical has also added support for PowerSystems in the recently released Ubuntu Linux 14.04. read more
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  • IT and Cloud Hosting Solutions

    admin
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:50 am
    Nobody has the one key secret to this, but it makes sense to take a look at every business expense you have, like your monthly charge for web hosting.This article will provide you with the information you need to find a good hosting services. Check the hosting site to determine what kind of sites they offer. Some free sites don’t allow you to add your own unique language scripts. If you need to have a scripting page that’s dynamic, you may have to pay a web host for that service. Find lots of different recommendations that appeal to you when you are choosing a host. If you only…
  • Learn About The Latest Knowledge In Web Design

    admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:27 am
    In this day and age, you would be foolish to not even consider using advanced web design methods as a way to get your company’s name out to the world. With the amount of devices that are used to connect to the Internet that exist today, you will want to read this article in order to make sure that you take hold of this opportunity and make the most out of it. Meet with a professional web designer, such as web development seo services and learn how they do things. The easiest way to improve is to learn from someone who already knows the trade. Keep this up and you could become an expert…
  • The Organic Way To Search Engine Optimize Your Site

    admin
    3 Feb 2014 | 11:19 am
    Increasing traffic on a blog or web site is important for anyone who is making money from the Internet, since higher traffic translates into higher profits. Search engine optimization is something that you want to add to any site accessible to your potential customers. Read the following article for some great ideas on to learn tips that will teach you how to improve your SEO. Learn all you can about the different benefits of free social networking sites. There are many more social networking sites other than Facebook or Twitter and Facebook.There are specialized social media sites which may…
  • Game-Changing Internet Marketing Tips For Business Success

    admin
    30 Oct 2013 | 6:03 pm
    Full of energy people who have type-A celebrities need to explore multi-level marketing. To further improve the actual possibility of good results, get most of these finely honed guidelines to make a profitable multi-level marketing organization. Even though a new flashy internet site appears fantastic, try to be certain it’s not necessarily far too distracting. As opposed to whiz-bang hints, target your effort in honing your own communication. The general rule is usually which you have simply just 5-10 a few moments in order to capture a person’s vision of any fresh guest for a…
  • Crucial Web Hosting Tips Everyone Should Read

    admin
    20 Oct 2013 | 10:18 pm
    Finding a high-quality web hosting service that is reliable, innovative, and offers great customer service can be a tricky task. Having a large variety of companies to select from means that it may be hard to locate one that fits your needs. Take the information in this article, and use it to locate a web hosting company that is a good match for you. Start looking for a new web hosting site the second you detect there might be a problem with your current one. You want to consider New Jersey Computer Support. They offer wide variety of services. When you are considering who to use for web…
 
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  • It's Official: The OpenSSL Overhaul Is A Fork: Welcome LibreSSL in OpenBSD 5.6

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Yes, it's official. The recent work in cleaning up OpenSSL is now officially a fork, with its own website and donation link. The project's name going forward is LibreSSL, and according to the (so far spartan) website, the first release will be included in OpenBSD 5.6, which is expected to be released November 1st, 2014. Read more...
  • Call for Testing: vlan(4) improvements (Update updated)

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    Henning Brauer (henning@) writes in to let us know that he has some vlan(4) improvements in the pipeline: so, on vlan, to insert the vlan tag, we right now: -copy (most of) the existing ethernet header into a ether_vlan_header on the stack -fill the extra fields (tag, inside ether type) in ether_vlan_header -set the ether type -m_adj() to make room for the extra space ether_vlan_header needs -m_copyback the ether_vlan_header into the mbuf that involves moving data around, which isn't all that cheap. now it turns out it is trivial to have ether_output prepend the ether_vlan_header instead of…
  • Faster and more capable whatis(1)/apropos(1)

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    Not one to get lost in the OpenSSL/m2k14 shuffle, Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) has, after much work and improvement, updated the man page search functionality: Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:48 -0600 (MDT) From: Ingo Schwarze To: source-changes@cvs.openbsd.org Subject: CVS: cvs.openbsd.org: src CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: schwarze@cvs.openbsd.org 2014/04/18 04:00:48 Modified files: etc : weekly libexec : Makefile usr.bin : Makefile usr.bin/mandoc : Makefile usr.sbin/pkg_add/OpenBSD: Add.pm Delete.pm Paths.pm PkgCreate.pm share/man : Makefile share/man/man8 : daily.8 Log message:…
  • ALTQ removed from -current

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    In between all the OpenSSL sound and fury it could have been easy to miss, but one of the likely Big News candidates for OpenBSD 5.6 just happened: Removal of the ALTQ traffic shaping system. The commit message by Henning Brauer (henning@) reads: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: henning@cvs.openbsd.org 2014/04/19 04:07:44 Modified files: sys/conf : GENERIC Log message: -option ALTQ Read more...
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    Debian-News.net - Your one stop for news about Debian

  • Debian Derivative BOSS Linux being mandated by Tamil Nadu state gov’t in India

    cj2003
    29 Mar 2014 | 4:39 am
    As far back as 2011, the Indian gov’t recommended the transition to open source in preparation for Windows XP’s end-of-life deadline. But Tamil Nadu is the first state to mandate the installation of BOSS Linux, a Debian Derivative from the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC). News Story in The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/tn-state-departments-asked-to-switch-over-to-open-source-software/article5799039.ece PDF copy of Tamil Nadu gov’t order http://bosslinux.in/sites/default/files/BOSS-in-DIT.pdf
  • Install Python on Debian

    cj2003
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:36 am
    How to install Python in a base Debian 7.4 Wheezy setup. Over the years I have taught myself a handful of different programming languages. Allow me go into a little more detail: I taught myself programming just enough to get whataver job done that I wanted to get done at that time. http://pc-addicts.com/install-python-on-debian/
  • How To Install Oracle Java 8 In Debian Via Repository [JDK8]

    cj2003
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:33 am
    Oracle Java 8 was released yesterday and it can be installed in Debian by using the WebUpd8 Java PPA repository. http://www.webupd8.org/2014/03/how-to-install-oracle-java-8-in-debian.html
  • HOW-TO:Compile XBMC on Debian or Ubuntu

    cj2003
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:35 am
    This is a tutorial on how to compile and install XBMC on Debian or Ubuntu http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO:Compile_XBMC_on_Debian_or_Ubuntu
  • Install Bare Bones Debian 7.4 Wheezy Server

    cj2003
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:32 am
    This article is a quick “how-to” on setting up a simple, clean and lean Debian server. Also including setting up SSH to remotely connect to the server. http://pc-addicts.com/install-bare-bones-debian-7-4-wheezy-server/
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  • CherryTree 0.33.0 (GTK Text Editor)

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    CherryTree 0.33.0 (GTK Text Editor)A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file. FEATURES: • rich text (foreground color, background color, bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, small, h1, h2, h3, subscript, superscript, monospace) • syntax highlighting supporting several programming languages • images handling: insertion in the text, edit (resize/rotate), save as png file • lists handling (bulleted, numbered, to-do and switch between them, multiline with shift+enter) • simple tables handling…
  • KKEdit 0.1.3 (GTK Text Editor)

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    KKEdit 0.1.3 (GTK Text Editor)Please note! Homepage and download links have changed owing to my website host going tits up and down and up and down ...! Why another text editor? Simple, I didn't like any of the others, anyway having used gedit for years it was getting increasingly difficult to keep it compiling without loads of gnome dependencies, looking around linux text editors seem to be VERY simple (leafpad) stupidly complex (GVim,Bluefish), trying to be all things to all people. One of the best text editors I have used is BBEdit but that is only available on the mac, so I bit the bullet…
  • Conky-Harmattan (Screenlet)

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Conky-Harmattan (Screenlet)I present Harmattan the weather conky :) This conky was inspired by various awesome weather widgets from deviantART and other sites. Also the awesome flatts rainmeter skin served as an inspiration for one of the display modes: http://www.deviantart.com/art/FLaTTs-FINAL-402803355 CREDITS Wall: http://9dzign.deviantart.com/art/Storm-339270850 The font used for the preview is the amazing Infinity font: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Infinity/1126535 The modified weather icons belong to the faenza icon set: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Faenza-Icons-173323228 For…
  • LiVES 2.2.4 (GTK Video Application)

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    LiVES 2.2.4 (GTK Video Application)LiVES is a simple to use, yet powerful video editor and VJ tool. It allows you to combine realtime and rendered effects, streams and multiple video/audio files, and then encode to over 50 formats. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features. LiVES is part editor, part VJ tool. It is fully extendable through open standard RFX plugin scripts. LiVES lets you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. LiVES will let you start creating your own tools, utilities and effects via the built…
  • TGuitar v.0.3.1 beta (GTK Education)

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:38 pm
    TGuitar v.0.3.1 beta (GTK Education)Organizer and time-manager for guitarist. Development Status beta v.0.3.1.2 The idea of ​​the application - to motivate beginner guitarist the desire to learn play the guitar every day, with considering the time for warm up, new lessons and playing for fun, and also taking into account regularity of employment. The program includes a minimum set of tools - simple metronome, tuner and music notation pointer. Built-in organizer helps you organize materials for training which you use. Tested in: OpenSuse KDE 12.x, 13.1; Linux Mint Xfce 13,14,15; Linux Mint…
 
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  • iOS 7.1.1 Update Available For Download, Brings Touch ID Improvements, Bug Fixes

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    Apple today released iOS 7.1.1 (build 11D201) for all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Compared to the major update iOS 7.1, which we saw about a month and a half ago, iOS 7.1.1 is basically a minor update. The latest iOS software update focuses mainly on fixing bugs, Touch ID improvements and patching a number of […] You are reading: iOS 7.1.1 Update Available For Download, Brings Touch ID Improvements, Bug Fixes which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
  • Fix On The Way For Windows Phone 8.1 DP Update Installation Failure with Error 80188309

    SK Mezanul Haque
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Microsoft recently released the most anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview for all compatible Windows Phone devices. This update is available for developers to update their personal Windows Phone “dev” smartphones under the Windows Phone Preview for Developers program. If you are not a developer you have to wait until Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8.1 final version. Windows Phone […] You are reading: Fix On The Way For Windows Phone 8.1 DP Update Installation Failure with Error 80188309 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul…
  • Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f

    SK Mezanul Haque
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355 or Windows 8.1 Update) as scheduled. The Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation experience wasn’t smooth for every Windows 8.1 users. When users tried to update Windows 8.1 by installing Windows 8.1 Update, a number of problems occurred (like 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f). Because of these problems, the installation of […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to…
  • CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    CCleaner Android app is finally here for Android platform. Piriform, the parent software developer company behind the popular CCleaner application, has released CCleaner for Android as a beta test application. This means, you cannot download CCleaner Android app as a regular Android application until its available to everyone. But you don’t need to worry about that. If you want […] You are reading: CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to…
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014

    SK Mezanul Haque
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference started on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At the BUILD 2014, Microsoft shared details about Windows 8.1 Update (earlier known as Spring Update or Windows 8.1 Update 1). The Windows 8.1 update brings in a few good changes to the Windows operating system. The update brings in a unified experience for non-touch […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
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  • Social tech banning fails yet .....

    27 Mar 2014 | 8:51 pm
    I am currently living in a country where Twitter has been banned, YouTube has been banned, Tor has been banned and there is a ninety percent chance that Facebook will be banned in the near future. If it hasn't already been banned by the time you read this.   Why the government is trying to ba...
  • What's up Mate?

    26 Mar 2014 | 1:26 am
    No matter what mobile device you have I reckon you think it is the bees knees. I mean after all, you wouldn't make a bad choice would you?However, I would bet that sometimes you may think that if this feature were just a little bit different or that the manufacturer could have done this just a bit b...
  • When technology fails.

    18 Mar 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Those of you who know me know that I love technology. They also know that I have a sweet spot for technology involving penguins (I haven't mentioned Linux for a while so I just had to slip that in :) ). With the aid of technology we are able to surpass any natural ability of any animal, vegetable or...
  • How is technology killing you?

    9 Mar 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Technology is great! It is fun, it is exciting and ever changing. Technology is getting better and better every day. Yet it is killing us. Yes, I know you can pull out umpteen dozen examples of how technology is making our life better, extending our livable years and solving so many problems. In fac...
  • How do you like your Internet hobbled?

    20 Jan 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Would you like your Internet to be hobbled? If so, how would you like your internet to be hobbled? Would you like your downloads to be slightly faster than an anebriated snail while your google searches come up faster than snot from a sneezing sloth? In case you haven't heard, I am talking about the...
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  • The Unexpected Present from Microsoft

    31 Mar 2014 | 4:04 pm
    The day is very close! I mean the day when Linux installations will flood the desktop market. It may be even closer than you think! Let me explain. Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP in a week’s time, on the 8th of April 2014. The number of users who still use Windows XP is astonishing. Let's be honest – XP was the best and the most stable of all the releases of that Redmond corporation. Another thing to point out is that quite a lot of users prefer Microsoft Security Essentials to all the antivirus software available on the market. And here is the trick… and a present that…
  • Why an Open Software and What Are the Benefits

    26 Mar 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Essentially, an open-source software or OSS is a kind of computer software which has its source code made available and licensed by virtue of such a license agreement which authorizes the copyright holder to study, modify and distribute the software to anyone, without any further charges and for any purpose whatsoever.There are indeed certain set of conditions that need to be fulfilled before the software could be considered as OSS and these are in terms of:Free and no-holds bar RedistributionNeed for Source CodeDerived WorksIntegrity of original author's Source CodeLack of discrimination for…
  • Pre-order your personal copy of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu 14.04

    18 Mar 2014 | 2:49 pm
    You have been waiting for long 2 years!With the coming release of next long-term support version of Ubuntu 14.04 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 Trusty Tahr.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 14.04 (or Xubuntu, or Lubuntu, or Kubuntu) right now. It means that a DVD with your favourite OS will be burnt to you as early…
  • Recommended reading for Linux beginners

    11 Mar 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Linux popularity increases every day. That’s the fact we all face. More and more people come to the Linux world. It means that more and more people become interested in the beginners-level information about Linux.I have recently published a guest post with a video introduction into Linux world from CBT Nuggets. It became really popular.Today I want to let you know about some other resources that may help Linux beginners.First of all, this is an article by Dedoimedo about installation of Ubuntu next to Windows 7. It claims to be valid for Windows 8 too. You don’t know who Dedoimedo is?
  • Run your own repository with Apt-Mirror

    6 Mar 2014 | 2:34 pm
    I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) and 12.04 (Precise) for a while now and as I like the Gnome 2 type desktop (Classic) I would love to continue using them into the future. But there will come a time (Precise ends April 2017, Lucid already stopped last year) when support will seize and quite possibly the repositories of their software packages will fold up as well; meaning that we won't be able to install new applications any longer.One solution is to create your own repositories of all the software packages they offer. They can then be stored on your own computer or external hard drive.
 
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    Ubuntu Musings

  • Two weeks with elementary OS

    Scott Nesbitt
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:52 am
    elementary OS is one of those distributions I’ve been eyeing for a while. A few months ago, I gave it a quick test drive using a live USB and was impressed by elementary’s simplicity and minimalism. But, for a variety of reasons, it feel off my radar. Until a few weeks ago when I decided to install elementary OS on an older laptop to put it through its paces. That was an interesting experience, and I mean that in a good way. I found elementary OS to be a zippy distro, and one that’s easy to use. While it won’t appeal to the hardcore techie, elementary OS will…
  • Open source alternatives to web apps: wallabag

    Scott Nesbitt
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:03 am
    Application: Wallabag Replaces: Instapaper, Pocket, Readability No matter how well you manage your time often, you probably don’t get a chance to read interesting articles and blog posts when you find them. Luckily, there are several web applications that allow you to clip articles and read them later. The most popular of those applications are Readability, Instapaper, and Pocket. But they’re all closed source. For the open source enthusiast, there’s another option: wallabag. It’s a surprisingly powerful and flexible, not to mention easy to use, alternative to…
  • Taking (another) look at ownCloud

    Scott Nesbitt
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    Online storage and file syncing is an interesting space. You have the big names like Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive. You also have scrappy contenders like SpiderOak and SugarSync. But what about the open source side of the fence? That’s where ownCloud comes in. I took a look at ownCloud about two years ago and was suitably impressed with it. But it was lacking something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. So, ownCloud faded into the background though not off my radar. Flash forward a couple of years. To February, 2014 to be exact. Around that time, ownCloud 6.0 came to my…
  • A few links of interest

    Scott Nesbitt
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    A good explanation of permissions at the command line A look at 20 terminal replacements for GUI apps How to access Google Translate at the command line Steve Ovadia looks at three Open Source Markdown editors Some recommended reading for people new to Linux Related posts: Blog posts, now with more Creative Commons A few links of interest A few links of interest
  • Quickly resizing images with Simple Image Reducer

    Scott Nesbitt
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:05 am
    Sometimes, you need to quickly resize one or more images. Why? You need one or more thumbnails, you need to resize an image for a blog post, you want to create some wallpaper for a mobile device, or you want a smaller version of a logo for a document or web page. In those cases, firing up The GIMP is a bit of a waste. You just need to do the job quickly and, in some cases, with two or more images. Enter Simple Image Reducer. It’s a fast, effective tool for resizing one or more images. Let’s take a quick look at how to use it. Getting the software You can download the source code…
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    Practical Technology

  • Drag-and-Drop Cloud Orchestration with Ubuntu Juju

    sjvn01
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux and Juju Development/Operations (DevOps) program parent company, is turning Juju into a tool that makes setting clouds up  a drag-and-drop operation. Drag-and-Drop Cloud Orchestration with Ubuntu Juju. More>
  • The Spam Battle Report 2014

    sjvn01
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Let’s start with the good news: According to Kaspersky, in 2013, the proportion of spam in email flows was 70%, which is 2.5 percentage points lower than in 2012. The bad news is that spam that does get through is far more dangerous. According to John Levine, chairman of the Internet Research Task Force’s Anti-Spam […]
  • WebScaleSQL: MySQL for Facebook-sized databases

    sjvn01
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:40 pm
    In a Facebook engineering blog, Steaphan Greene, a Facebook software engineer, announced the creation of a new MySQL branch: WebScaleSQL. This is a version of Oracle’s MySQL for gigantic database loads. WebScaleSQL: MySQL for Facebook-sized databases. More>
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    Daemon Dancing in the Dark

  • Brace Yourself For Expansion

    Jonathan
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:08 pm
    SVG Icons * Bluesphere Icon Theme (Photo credit: Wikipedia)So I am, once again Scratching That Itch and am playing with Linux From Scratch (more reports to come). But I came across an interesting bash syntax in the online manual and I had to investigate it further.In the expect build section, they write about creating a backup of the configure script, and they do it thusly: $ cp -v configure{,.orig}This is the same thing as:$ cp -v configure configure.origAnd so I had to look at it a bit. I came across a section in the man page about brace expansion, where you can generate arbitrary strings…
  • Getting The Right Sound

    Jonathan
    23 Feb 2014 | 7:15 am
    Arch Linux logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)FSF artwork of the gnu (GNU mascot) and the penguin Tux (Linux kernel mascot) representing their viewpoint on "GNU/Linux". The GNU General Public License (GPL), which is used by the Linux kernel as well as by most GNU software, armors both characters. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I finally figured out how to change the default output sound device! I finally figured out how to change the default output sound device! I've been using Linux as my main OS now for years. But one thing has always eluded me - how to swap which is the default sound device. If I…
  • Surprising Link

    Jonathan
    10 Oct 2013 | 7:07 am
    English: Input and output file types of the linking process. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Just when I thought the g++ compiler and linker couldn't surprise me, it sneaks around and breaks my mind. This time it has to do with linking against shared libraries and what it does with global objects found therein. Here are the source files: tso.cpp - test by using dynamic linkingtsd.cpp - test by loading shared library at run time trace.cpp - use static deque to store and print stringstrace.hts1.cpp - simple interface #1 to tracets1.h ts2.cpp - simple interface #2 to tracets2.hMakefileHere's a zip file…
  • Drop The X

    Jonathan
    7 Oct 2013 | 6:50 am
    English: A vector hand cursor and cursor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Most DEs (Desktop Environments) like KDE or GNOME, handle setting the mouse cursor themselves. But some of the lighter WMs (Window Managers) don't, and you end up with a default cursor that is a large black X, which is ugly and it is hard to find the hotspot.The xsetroot command sets the default cursor, so you can make it be the more normal arrowcursor pointing to the top left. Other fun options, depending on your cursor theme, are 'boat', 'trek', 'shuttle' and 'hand1'. This all depends on the Xcursor "theme" you have…
  • Dancing Back

    Jonathan
    30 Sep 2013 | 6:09 pm
    So I'm going to try and be back in the saddle again here at Daemon Dancing World Headquarters. It's been a long dry spell (almost a year!), as I was distracted for a bit with the Linux Love tumblr (for random Linux quickies), my ArChatter blog (for more Arch specific posts) or even, gasp, my "regular" blog, Trifle One-Sided. But I got on a roll the other day and I have a bunch of posts ready to go - all I need is some time to format them correctly!Just to give a run down of where I am at, computer wise. Here at home I have an i5-2500 Intel with 16gb of ram running Arch Linux. I recently…
 
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  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” Flavours Have Been Released | Download

    mhnassif
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    It’s official, the new long term support release of Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” and its derivatives have been released. So, here you will find the download options for each flavour of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” and the release notes as well. Since, the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” the lifespan of long term support releases of Ubuntu desktop and servers have become 5 years including the official flavours of Ubuntu. And, here the new long term support release Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” Desktop and server have been…
  • FileZilla 3.8.0 Has Been Released | Changelog and Download

    mhnassif
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    FileZilla is a free and open-source FTP client, it supports FTP “over SSL/TLS” and SFTP protocols for transferring files. It works on Linux, MAC OS X and Microsoft Windows. Check the changelog for FileZilla 3.8.0 down below. Recent changes since the last stable release OS X: Implemented the reboot, shutdown and suspend queue completion actions. Popup dialogs no longer automatically open if other dialogs are already open. This prevents FileZilla from becoming unresponsive on OS X. Fix calculation of current transfer speed. In some situations the transfer speed tooltip over the…
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Beta 2 Has Been Released | Download

    mhnassif
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:55 pm
    The second Beta release of the next long term support release Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” is available to download. Check what are the recent changes since the Trusty Tahr Beta 1 release. Since the feature freeze release “Beta 1″ for all flavors, the Beta 2 releases for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS flavors has received many packages updates, stability improvements, and several bug fixes. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 2 now includes 3.13.0-19.39 Ubuntu Linux kernel. The default desktop release of Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity user interface comes with Unity version 7.1.2. Kubuntu 14.04 has been…
  • qBittorrent 3.1.9 Has Been Released | Bug Fixes

    mhnassif
    4 Mar 2014 | 4:35 pm
    qBittorrent is a bittorrent client for Linux, MAC OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms. A new release is available to download, it brings some bug fixes and a minor change to the toolbar. Check the changelog and download options for qBittorrent version 3.1.9 down below. qBittorrent is Qt4 based application, it supports searching for torrent files directly from the application, UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding, bandwidth scheduling, IP filtering, and many more features. qBittorrent 3.1.9 changelog BUGFIX: Fix nox build. Closes #1368 (bob23450) BUGFIX: Fix build with libtorrent 0.15.x…
  • Change Desktop Background Directly From The Panel | A Wallpaper Manager

    mhnassif
    4 Mar 2014 | 11:51 am
    Changing desktop background has never been easier. “Wallpaper Manager” application allows you to choose wallpapers from multiple online and offline sources. Check the main features of “Wallpaper manager” and DEB packages for Debian based distributions such as “Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS Luna, ..etc”. Wallpaper Manger | Key Features Most of wallpaper manager functions are used directly though a simple drop down menu in your panel. You can simply change desktop background from many online sources such as “National Geographic and Google search…
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  • How has the Press Reacted to Ubuntu 14.04? We Round Up the Reviews

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    What sort of Ubuntu 14.04 Reviews did tech journalists and avid bloggers server up over the easter weekend? We take a look at the coverage. The post How has the Press Reacted to Ubuntu 14.04? We Round Up the Reviews first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Yorba Working on New Calendar App for Linux — It’s About Time Someone Did

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android... All of them come pre-loaded with a calendar application right out the box. But Ubuntu? No, Ubuntu doesn't. The post Yorba Working on New Calendar App for Linux — It’s About Time Someone Did first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Linux Gaming Round Up: Borderlands 2, Star Citizen & Watch Dogs

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    What big name gaming titles have been making news on Linux over the last couple of weeks? Jump on in as we recap the latest. The post Linux Gaming Round Up: Borderlands 2, Star Citizen & Watch Dogs first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Arch: Shangri-La for Ubuntu Power Users?

    Sam Tran
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Ubuntu 14.04 is here and many of you will opt to wipe and reinstall Ubuntu for that fresh, new LTS smell. But I'm here to say: not so fast! The post Arch: Shangri-La for Ubuntu Power Users? first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Have You Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? (Poll)

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS came out to the world yesterday — but do you plan to upgrade? The post Have You Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? (Poll) first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
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  • North America Mozilla Reps Meetup

    Benjamin Kerensa
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Our group photo This weekend, North America Mozilla Reps gathered in the not-so-sunny Portland, Oregon. We worked from the Portland Office during the weekend, where we collaborated on plans for North America for the next six month period. We also tackled a number of topics from websites and refined our priority cities which will help us be more successful in moving forward in our mission to grow contributors in North America. We were very fortunate to have some new people participate this time round including Lukas Blakk, Janet Swisher, Larissa Shapiro, Joanna Mazgaj, Robby Sayles, Prashish…
  • Ubuntu Users Win Back Privacy

    Benjamin Kerensa
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Ubuntu users and privacy advocates have won a big victory as Canonical’s Michael Hall announced yesterday that future versions of Unity will give users the option to opt-in to searches using online sources. Back in September 2012, I had reached out to both the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Free Software Foundation (FSF) and blogged about the new feature landing in Ubuntu 12.10 that would breach user privacy and leak desktop queries. The EFF and FSF both responded by outlining why this new feature was a breach of user privacy and called on Canonical to fix the feature. For two…
  • Sponsor Debconf14

    Benjamin Kerensa
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:07 am
    Debconf14 is just around the corner and although we are making progress on securing sponsorships there is still a lot of progress that needs to be made in order to reach our goal. I’m writing this blog post to drum up some more sponsors. So if you are reading this and are a decision maker at your company or know a decision maker and are interested in supporting Debconf14, then please check out the Debconf14 Sponsor Brochure and if still interested then reach out to us at sponsors@debconf.org. I think it goes without saying that we would love to fill some of the top sponsorship tiers. I…
  • Mozilla at Southern California Linux Expo

    Benjamin Kerensa
    24 Feb 2014 | 11:41 am
    From Wednesday through Sunday, I was in Los Angeles for the Southern California Linux Expo (Scale12x) held at the Hilton LAX. This was my first Scale12x and this was the second year that Mozilla had official presence. To be honest, I’m not totally sure what I was expecting when going to Scale12x. I thought it was going to be a typical regional linux expo but Scale12x was a larger event then I could have imagined. Thursday, I spent a lot of time meeting with Firefox Users and people from other open source projects. In the evening, I joined Brandon Burton (Mozilla), Chris Turra (Mozilla),…
  • On Community Sentiment

    Benjamin Kerensa
    16 Feb 2014 | 2:43 am
    The LoCo Council released an interim report on their census efforts of Ubuntu LoCo Teams and the results were consistent with findings when I did a census of unapproved LoCo Team’s in the United States in 2012. When I did that health check, I found that most LoCos were either unresponsive or had less than positive sentiments on the direction of the project and some had chosen to let their approval lapse on purpose. It was a bit discouraging back in 2012 and I remember at that time mentioning it to the Canonical Community Team and suggesting that it would really be nice to see more…
 
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  • Using Netcat to Read, Write Data Across Your Network

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

    Rob Reilly
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:04 am
    Lots of developers, programmers and systems people run SSH, allowing them access to their remote Linux systems. While a remote terminal on your Linux notebook is useful if you have your notebook at hand, having the capability on your Android smartphone is pretty darned convenient, especially if you are two floors and 10 offices away from your desk and notebook. Today, we’ll talk about what you need to get it going. Most Linux systems, especially desktops, start SSH by default these days. If not, simply install it on the machine you want to remotely log into, using your favorite package…
  • Q&A: Why Linux Experts Are In Demand

    Dice Staff
    28 Feb 2014 | 11:41 am
    We interviewed Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation, to get his take on the Linux Jobs Report recently compiled by the Foundation and Dice. Can you provide some details on what’s driving the need for Linux expertise? Jim Zemlin Linux is experiencing major growth across industries. In consumer electronics, it’s used to run TVs, Android phones and tablets, your washer, dryer and refrigerator. Even your crock pot. In the enterprise, Linux is the foundation for cloud computing and is powering data centers that run Facebook, Google, Amazon, Netflix and more. It’s also…
  • Demand for Linux Expertise Drives Hiring Priorities

    Dice Staff
    19 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hiring managers are ramping up their plans to bring aboard talent with Linux skills, according to the 2014 Linux Jobs Report, which forecasts the Linux job market based on a survey of hiring managers and Linux professionals. This demand is driving salaries for Linux above industry norms and leading a majority of Linux professionals to conclude that Linux skills are helping them move their careers forward. The 2014 Linux Jobs Report released today includes data from hiring managers (1,100) and Linux professionals (4,000), providing a comprehensive view of the Linux career landscape from…
  • Building a Simple Slider Servo Control

    Rob Reilly
    11 Feb 2014 | 8:00 am
    In the remote control, physical computing and Internet of Things ecosystem, it’s frequently convenient to command something to move using an on-screen slider. In my case I’d like to control a pair of servos from my Linux notebook for an Internet-enabled prototype I’m working on. Sometime in the future I’ll port the sliders over to a little app on my Galaxy S3. This article covers how to hack together a rudimentary notebook user interface connected to an Arduino microcontroller using the Processing programming language. The high-level requirement for this prototype is…
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  • How to download webcomics from the command line on Linux

    Adrien Brochard
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Do you never miss a new strip from xkcd? Read webcomics regularly? Or would you like to back up all the strips of your favorite website? Hopefully, the open source community has the solution: a command line program to download all your favorite webcomics from your terminal. Before we begin, remember that you should keep […]Continue reading... The post How to download webcomics from the command line on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to access Amazon S3 cloud storage from command line in Linux How to download YouTube playlist in Linux How to sync Google Drive from the…
  • How to set up a lightweight web server on Raspberry Pi

    Kristophorus Hadiono
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    There are a variety of web server software available for Linux-based platforms including Raspbian. Using one of those available web server software, we can turn Raspberry Pi into a 24/7 available portable web server. In this case, however, we must understand that Raspberry Pi has hardware limitations in terms of CPU clock speed, memory, etc. […]Continue reading... The post How to set up a lightweight web server on Raspberry Pi appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to compile and install Nginx web server from source on Linux How to monitor a Linux server and desktop remotely from…
  • What are games to play from a Linux terminal?

    Adrien Brochard
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Who never procrastinated and played games instead of writing a paper, finishing a report, or looking after the kids? Absolutely no one. But when Linux users procrastinate, they procrastinate in style: while playing from the terminal! We tend to forget, but at first a graphical interface was not necessary for a good game. And thanks […]Continue reading... The post What are games to play from a Linux terminal? appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to manage multiple terminal windows on Linux Desktop How to access ssh terminal in web browser on Linux What is good LaTeX editor…
  • How to set up a secondary DNS server in CentOS

    Sarmed Rahman
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    In the previous tutorial, we created a primary DNS server (ns1) for a test domain example.tst. In this tutorial, we will create a secondary DNS server (ns2) for the same domain by using bind package on CentOS. When it comes to setting up a secondary DNS server, the following factors should be kept in mind. […]Continue reading... The post How to set up a secondary DNS server in CentOS appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to set up a primary DNS server using CentOS How to add a secondary hard disk to Xen DomU How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS…
  • How to monitor a Linux server and desktop remotely from web browser

    Dan Nanni
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    When it comes to monitoring a Linux box, there are more than enough options to choose from. While there are many production-quality monitoring solutions (e.g., Nagios, Zabbix, Zenoss), boasting of fancy UI, monitoring scalability, comprehensive reporting capabilities, etc., these solutions are probably an overkill for most of us end users. If all you need is […]Continue reading... The post How to monitor a Linux server and desktop remotely from web browser appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to set up a lightweight web server on Raspberry Pi How to access VNC remote desktop in…
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