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  • Akademy Day 3 the start of BoFs, meetings and workshops

    KDE.news
    sealne
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Akademy Awards Each year the KDE Community presents Akademy Awards to people who have made special contributions. The jury this year was made up of recipients from last year. Last night the 2015 recipients were announced: Best Application: Milian Wolff and the KDevelop team Best Non-Application: Jens Reuterberg and the Visual Design Group for the Breeze interface design Jury's Award: Albert Vaca for the KDE Connect application. Jury's Award: Scarlett Clark for her work advancing the continuous integration infrastructure to more platforms and modules BoFs, meetings and workshops Following the…
  • Watch hackers remotely immobilize a car while it's traveling on a highway

    Network World Open Source Subnet
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    One brave Wired journalist agreed to drive a Jeep on a St. Louis highway while two hackers hacked it remotely, taking control of everything from the air conditioning to the transmission. The entire ordeal was captured on video, which you can view with the article at Wired.  The hackers, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, had just two years earlier performed a similar hack while the same journalist drove a car slowly in a parking lot. The bigger difference that time was that the hack was performed through a laptop that was hardwired to the car's onboard diagnostic port, and which the hackers…
  • Double asterisk brings double expedience to pathname expansion

    Linux Commando
    Peter Leung
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you are a Linux command-line user, most likely, you are familiar with the use of the single asterisk ('*') in pathname expansion (aka globbing). How the asterisk behaves is standardized across all shells (bash, zsh, tcsh, etc). For example, the ls * command lists the files and the immediate sub-directories of the current directory. $ ls *The single asterisk, however, is not recursive: it does not traverse beyond the target directory. You may use the find command to generate a recursive listing of pathnames. A simpler solution is the use of the double asterisk ('**').Unlike the single…
  • Use different wallpapers on multiple monitors in Linux

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    blackMORE Ops
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:35 pm
    I have a dual-monitor setup and I am trying to use use different wallpapers on multiple monitors in Linux. What I want is simply to have a different background on each of the two monitors. Most of the solutions I Googled were about Ubuntu and about virtual desktops (aka workspaces). I only use one workspace, but two monitors, i.e. my laptop and a monitor attached via VGA cable. As you can see from the screen-shot below, I finally managed to find a good solution to use different wallpapers on multiple monitors in Linux (well it seems to be working for an unlimited number of Monitors)
  • Command Line Arguments in Linux Shell Scripting

    Linux Tutorials , Commands
    Pradeep Kumar
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Overview : Command line arguments (also known as positional parameters) are the arguments specified at the command prompt with a command or script to be executed. The locations at the command prompt of the arguments as well as the location of the command, or the script itself, are stored in corresponding variables. These variables are special shell variables. Below picture will help you understand them. Let’s create a shell script with name “command_line_agruments.sh”, it will show the command line argruments that were supplied and count number of agruments, value of first…
 
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  • i.MX6 module and Pico-ITX sized carrier run Buildroot Linux

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    F&S has launched an 80 x 50mm COM that runs Linux on a Freescale i.MX6, and offers optional industrial temperature support and a Pico-ITX sized baseboard. Germany’s F&S Elektronik Systeme, which has previously released Linux-ready computer-on-modules such as the Freescale i.MX6 SoloX-based Efus A9X and Freescale Vybrid driven PCOMnetA5, has again selected Freescale with its […]
  • Hacking a Safe with Bash

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Through the years, I have settled on maintaining my sensitive data inplain-textfiles that I then encrypt asymmetrically. Although I take care to harden mysystem and encrypt partitions with LUKS wherever possible, I want to secure mymost important data using higher-level tools, thereby lessening dependence onthe underlying system configuration.
  • 10 tips for better documentation

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am
    Last July, after a full week at OKFestival, I managed to find enough energy to attend the Write the Docs EU Berlin Unconference. I only managed to attend one day of the event, but it was worth it because Paul Adams, a free software advocate and Director of Engineering at KDAB, led a discussion in which we came up with rules for helping documentation teams be more productive:read more
  • Famous Wunderground Weather Service Gets a Webapp on Ubuntu Touch

    Silviu Stahie
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:25 am
    The Ubuntu Touch platform might not have a lot of apps, but it's making up by having a handy framework that can be used for webapps. In this case, it's about a webapp for the famous wunderground.com weather service.
  • Akademy 2015 videos available

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:28 am
    Video recordings of the Akademy talks are now available in a low quality version to enable them to be released quickly. Higher quality version will be available later.You can find these linked from the talks schedule or look through the video files directlyLinks to slides will also be added in the schedule as presenters upload themDot Categories: Community and EventsBookmark/Search this post with
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    The Geek Stuff

  • 5 Simple Steps to Develop a jQuery Plugin

    Luke P. Issac
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    If you are a developer, while developing an interactive web application, you may find yourself writing similar (or same) code over and over again. In these situations, the need for reusability arise. At the same time you may also face scoping and namespacing issues. Similarly, there are many other cases where you need a portable […]
  • Introduction to Puppet Configuration files with Examples on Linux

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Puppet is used to automate several routine sysadmin configuration tasks. Puppet in an enterprise grade configuration management system. It allows you to define the state of your IT infrastructure. Once it is defined, Puppet will automatically enforce the correct state on an on-going basis. 1. Puppet Architecture Puppet typically has one server component and multiple […]
  • 20 Zypper Command Examples to Manage Packages on SUSE Linux

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    yum is for CentOS and Redhat. apt-get is for Debian and Ubuntu. In the same way, zypper is for SUSE Linux. Zypper is a command line tool for package management in OpenSUSE and SUSE Enterprise Linux platforms. On a high-level, you can manage two different things using zypper command: Manage Packages: Zypper is used to […]
  • 5 Steps to Develop a Basic AngularJS Application with Example

    Luke P. Issac
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Angular.js is a client-side javascript framework developed and maintained by Google. It is a MVW ( Model View Whatever ) framework. It gives us the flexibility to choose the design pattern that we want to use in our web application. It is introduced to make static html dynamic. In other words, it updates the view […]
  • How to Sync and Start Redhat Cluster to Verify Failover Scenario

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In the first part, we explained in detail on how to install and configure 2 Node RedHat Cluster. We covered the following high-level steps in the previous tutorial: Install and start RICCI cluster service Create cluster on active node Add a node to cluster Add fencing to cluster Configure failover domain Add resources to cluster […]
 
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    KDE.news

  • Akademy Day 4

    sealne
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    Today continued the BoFs, meetings and hacking sessions. For an overview of what happened today you can watch the wrap-up session video Your browser does not support the video tag. About Akademy 2015, A Coruña, Spain For most of the year, KDE—one of the largest free and open software communities in the world—works online by email, IRC, forums and mailing lists. Akademy provides all KDE contributors the opportunity to meet in person to foster social bonds, work on concrete technology issues, consider new ideas, and reinforce the innovative, dynamic culture of KDE. Akademy brings together…
  • Akademy 2015 videos available

    sealne
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:32 am
    Video recordings of the Akademy talks are now available in a low quality version to enable them to be released quickly. Higher quality version will be available later. You can find these linked from the talks schedule or look through the video files directly. Links to slides will also be added in the schedule as presenters upload them. Dot Categories: Community and EventsBookmark/Search this post with
  • Akademy Day 3 the start of BoFs, meetings and workshops

    sealne
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Akademy Awards Each year the KDE Community presents Akademy Awards to people who have made special contributions. The jury this year was made up of recipients from last year. Last night the 2015 recipients were announced: Best Application: Milian Wolff and the KDevelop team Best Non-Application: Jens Reuterberg and the Visual Design Group for the Breeze interface design Jury's Award: Albert Vaca for the KDE Connect application. Jury's Award: Scarlett Clark for her work advancing the continuous integration infrastructure to more platforms and modules BoFs, meetings and workshops Following the…
  • Akademy Talks Day 2

    jriddell
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:07 am
    Akademy 2015 Group Photo The day today started out with showers of water drops as the late comers to Akademy waded their way amidst raincoated cyclists and residents of A Coruna sheltering themselves underneath coloured umbrellas. At sharp 10:00 (okay maybe a bit late here and there), the keynote kicked off the second day to a start as Lydia spoke about evolving KDE, talking about the changing world of mobile phones, smart watches and gizmos like computer glasses. And how we as a community should integrate that into our vision, which was one of the foremost tasks at hand when it comes to…
  • Akademy Talks Day 1

    jriddell
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    The KDE community has spent the day in western Spain giving and watching talks showing new developments in the community and where we are likely to be going in the next year. The city of A Coruña is warm and welcoming, and almost reminiscent of Akademy 2013 in Bilbao, with the hilly backdrops and the oceanic linings as you see dark blue and black coloured t-shirted KDE community people trampling their way and wheezing throughout the trek up and downhill the steep tracks from the residences to the University Area where the Akademy Attendees have found their cosy haven. The day opened with a…
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    Network World Open Source Subnet

  • Ultimate guide to Raspberry Pi operating systems, part 1

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Raspberry PiImage by WikimediaSince we published a roundup of 10 Raspberry Pi operating systems the number of choices has exploded. In this piece I’m including every option I could find (and for you pickers of nits, yes, I’m counting individual Linux distros as individual operating systems, so sue me). If you know of anything I’ve missed or a detail that’s wrong, please drop me a note at feedback@gibbs.com and I’ll update the piece and give you a shout out. Now on with the awesomeness …To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • IDG Contributor Network: Big week for open source news: Round up of OSCON announcements

    22 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am
    OSCON is always seen as a good event to announce new products and initiatives of an open source nature. OSCON was, after all, the place where Rackspace and NASA chose to announce the OpenStack cloud initiative several years ago. This year's event had nothing of quite that importance, but still some brought about some interesting announcements.HDSFirst up comes Hitachi Data Systems. HDS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi and in recent years has done a great job of connecting some of the very diverse business units that the Hitachi mothership holds. HDS is today announcing that its Unified…
  • Proposal to split up Qualcomm is patently absurd

    22 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    The proposed breakup of Qualcomm by activist investment firm Jana Partners, as reported by the Wall Street Journal this week, would be a blunder of biblical proportions. The equivalent of Delilah cutting off Samson's hair while he slept, dividing Qualcomm into separately traded semiconductor and technology licensing businesses would produce two companies of lesser value than the former whole.Qualcomm builds semiconductors because of the company's history in licensing the intellectual property from mobile telecom and radio research and design. In turn, the patents from this research and design…
  • Watch hackers remotely immobilize a car while it's traveling on a highway

    21 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    One brave Wired journalist agreed to drive a Jeep on a St. Louis highway while two hackers hacked it remotely, taking control of everything from the air conditioning to the transmission. The entire ordeal was captured on video, which you can view with the article at Wired.  The hackers, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, had just two years earlier performed a similar hack while the same journalist drove a car slowly in a parking lot. The bigger difference that time was that the hack was performed through a laptop that was hardwired to the car's onboard diagnostic port, and which the hackers…
  • Open source experts sound off on Canonical's IP policy reaching GPL compliance

    21 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    Last week, the Software Freedom Conservancy and the Free Software Foundation announced that Canonical had, with their help, updated the Ubuntu Intellectual Property Rights Policy to comply with the GPL.Issues relating to the Ubuntu IP Policy aren't new; I wrote about Linux Mint's run-ins with this policy over a year ago. And issues relating to this very policy were front and center in the recent fallout between the Ubuntu Community Council and Jonathan Riddell of the Kubuntu project.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    Linuxious

  • A beautiful new case for my Raspberry Pi B+

    17 Jul 2015 | 1:46 pm
    I recently decided it was time to spruce up my Raspberry Pi B+ a bit and looked around for a new case to replace the downright ugly solid black one I’ve been using all this time. I wanted a case which would let me both show off the Raspberry Pi itself and be elegant at the same time. I ended up finding the C4 Labs Zebra Bold case which from the pictures seemed to fit the bill perfectly. Since I’ve been over-clocking the Pi and using it as a media center via OSMC lately I also decided to pick up some Addicore aluminum heat sinks. I figured would look very nice with the Zebra Bold case and…
  • My recommended Brackets extensions

    14 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    This is a listing of twenty-five extensions for Brackets, an excellent MIT licensed web development editor, which I use and recommend. These extensions can be installed from the extension manager within Brackets by searching it using the exact names shown. Additionally, all the extensions within this list (aside from one which is public domain) are MIT licensed as well. Name Description Autoprefixer Adds or removes vendor prefixes within your CSS files automatically where appropriate according to data from Can I Use. Beautify Formats and beautifies HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files for…
  • Debian 8.0 Jessie officially released

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:22 pm
    After two years of development, Debian 8.0 (code-named “Jessie”) has finally been officially released. The most obvious changes will of course be the updated stable packages, but there is a lot more to look at as well. Debian 8.0 replaces SysV with systemd as the default init system. This change was seen by many as a very controversial move and was the subject of a quite a few heated debates as well as the creation of a fork. Regardless of people’s opinions of it, systemd has pretty much become the de-facto standard init system on the majority of GNU/Linux distributions these days. The…
  • rmlint: quickly detect and remove lint from your machine

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:29 pm
    I came across a useful program called rmlint, a very fast GPLv3 licensed non-interactive tool which detects and removes duplicates and other lint from your filesystem, last week and finally had a moment to give it a try. My initial impressions are quite good. It did everything that it said it could do and quickly freed up a few gigabytes of space in my various miscellaneous storage directories within my /home folder (everyone has at least one of those, right?). It does things a little differently than other system cleaners in that it doesn’t actually remove the files itself. Instead, it…
  • Fossdroid: Easily discover free and open source Android software

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:27 pm
    In my opinion the best way to get free and open source Android software is through the F-Droid application repository. However, while not horrible by any means F-Droid’s website isn’t always the easiest thing to browse through when you are looking to discover software to use. Fossdroid, a new project created by created by Daniele Simonin, aims to alleviate this issue by interfacing with F-Droid and displaying the available software in a clean and user-friendly layout. Fossdroid also includes a very useful software popularity list in each category as well. I highly recommend checking it…
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    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

  • Hacking a Safe with Bash

    Adam Kosmin
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    Through the years, I have settled on maintaining my sensitive data in plain-text files that I then encrypt asymmetrically. Although I take care to harden my system and encrypt partitions with LUKS wherever possible, I want to secure my most important data using higher-level tools, thereby lessening dependence on the underlying system configuration. more>>
  • KDE Reveals Plasma Mobile

    James Darvell
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    There are a lot of interesting developments occurring in the field of Linux smartphones right now. more>>
  • Huge Package Overhaul for Debian and Ubuntu

    James Darvell
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Debian and Ubuntu are moving to update all C++ packages with GCC5, which was released in April. GCC stands for Gnu Compiler Collection, and it is used to convert source code to executable code and libraries. These compilers are used to build everything from the Linux kernel to user applications, so it's a far-reaching change. more>>
  • diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

    Zack Brown
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
    There's a slow effort underway to allow virtually any part of the kernel to be extracted into its own shared library, thus enabling users to use any alternative subsystem they please. There's a long history of this, going back to the debate between micro-kernels and monolithic kernels. more>>
  • Shashlik - a Tasty New Android Simulator

    James Darvell
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Although the Linux kernel forms the beating heart of the Android operating system, it's still a very different platform from most distros. In fact, beyond the kernel, most of the libraries, services and applications are completely different. While there are hundreds of different Linux distros out there, they all share components from the GNU project. more>>
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    Linux News

  • Ubuntu: 2691-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    Software Description: - linux: Linux kernel Details: Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of nested NMIs . An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service or potentially escalate their privileges.
  • Ubuntu: 2690-1: Linux kernel (Vivid HWE) vulnerabilities

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    Software Description: - linux-lts-vivid: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Vivid Details: Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of nested NMIs . An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service or potentially escalate their privileges.
  • Ubuntu: 2689-1: Linux kernel (Utopic HWE) vulnerabilities

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:34 am
    Software Description: - linux-lts-utopic: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Utopic Details: Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of nested NMIs . An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service or potentially escalate their privileges.
  • On Hurd, Linux and cross-compiling a GNU Hurd toolchain

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    This article is both a tutorial, a war story and a conceptual introduction to GNU Hurd in which I set up a cross-toolchain, and give a colorful tour through some rough edges of the GNU build system.
  • This is why your open source project is failing

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    At OSCON this year, Red Hat's Tom Callaway gave a talk entitled "This is Why You Fail: The Avoidable Mistakes Open Source Projects STILL Make." In 2009, Callaway was starting to work on the Chromium project-and to say it wasn't a pleasant experience was the biggest understatement Callaway made in his talk.
 
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  • Linux Foundation Training Kicks Off $79 Pricing for India

    Linux Training Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:18 am
    Open source has always been about democracy, openness, and opportunity. In keeping with that spirit, at Linux Foundation Training we’re working to make high-quality professional Linux training available worldwide. As part of that, today we’re announcing region-specific pricing for India.
  • Vector Light Linux 7.1 Is Based on Slackware and IceWM

    Softpedia
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Vector Light Linux, a distribution based on Slackware that uses the IceWM window manager by default, has been released and is now available for download. The Slackware-based Vector Linux has numerous flavors, and this is the update for just one of them. In fact, the release of the standard edition...
  • Google Cloud Platform Tells Customers to Bring Their Own Encryption Keys

    ZDNet
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    Google's move to hand over the keys follows similar developments from other cloud storage providers this year.
  • Why Docker is Not Yet Succeeding Widely in Production

    Administrator
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    Simon Hørup Eskildsen: Docker’s momentum has been increasing by the week, and from that it’s clearly touching on real problems. However, for many production users today, the pros do not outweigh the cons.
  • AIDA64 Utility Now Available for Tizen

    Administrator
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    Tizen Experts: AIDA64 is a hardware and software information utility for tizen based devices. Based on the extensive hardware knowledge of the AIDA64 for Windows application, AIDA64 for Tizen is capable of showing various diagnostic information for the phones and tablets including:   Diagnostic Information CPU detection, real-time core clock measurement...
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  • Super-Scary Android Flaw Found

    Richard Adhikari
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    Zimperium on Monday revealed a stunning discovery by researcher Joshua Drake -- a flaw in Android's Stagefright media playback engine that could expose millions of mobile device users to attack without their having done anything. Stagefright, which processes several popular media formats, is implemented in native code -- C++ -- which is more prone to memory corruption than memory-safe languages such as Java, according to Zimperium. Stagefright has several remote code execution vulnerabilities that can be exploited using various methods.
  • Tech Giants Boost Open Source Container Collaboration

    Jack M. Germain
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Linux Foundation this week announced the formation of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a consortium dedicated to developing a new set of common container technologies and driving their adoption. The goal is to develop cloud-native applications that allow Internet companies to make scaling their businesses more practical. Open source container-packaged applications are easier to create, manage and deploy, said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.
  • Commodore's Ghost Lives in New Machine

    Richard Adhikari
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    Yet another Android smartphone hit the market last week -- but what's surprising is that it comes from Commodore. The Commodore PET smartphone is from Commodore Business Machines, a UK-based firm that has acquired the brand and trademark. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and has a 5.5-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS OGS display. Two preinstalled emulators let owners play games written for old-school Commodore PCs. The PET might appeal to Commodore aficionados, but "I'm not sure how many of us are still alive," quipped tech analyst Rob Enderle.
  • The New Solus: Putting the Pieces Together Again

    Jack M. Germain
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Solus Project is a rebranded and rereleased Linux distro trying to regain its former popularity. In a field of Linux distributions cluttered with look-alike offerings, Solus brings something simple and something new. Solus has impressive potential for being uncomplicated and different. Based in the UK, the Solus Project is the latest iteration of SolusOS, which morphed into Evolve OS. The new Solus is not a complete porting of the old Evolve OS. Other than the bult-from-scratch Budgie desktop, much of it appears to be gutted.
  • Suse Linux Enterprise 12 Says Hello to ARM

    Jack M. Germain
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Suse Linux this week announced a partnership to extend support for 64-bit ARM server processors. The goal is to give Suse Linux Enterprise 12 users greater flexibility and cost efficiencies with respect to their infrastructures. This expansion makes available to seven partners a version of Suse Linux Enterprise 12 that lets them develop, test and deliver products to the market using 64-bit ARM chips. The partners are chipmakers AMD, AppliedMicro and Cavium, and server manufacturers Dell, E4 Computer Engineering, HP and SoftIron.
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  • The AMD Radeon R9 Fury Is Running On Linux Right Now

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    As an update to last week's article and for those not following me on Twitter, the R9 Fury graphics card is running right now on Linux. The long-awaited AMD Fiji Linux test results are now imminent...
  • Wine 1.7.48 Improves Support For OpenGL Core Contexts

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    Wine 1.7.48 didn't make it out last Friday for the usual bi-weekly development released, but is out there today...
  • NVIDIA's Tegra X1 Delivers Stunning Performance On Ubuntu Linux

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    NVIDIA's Tegra X1 64-bit ARM SoC running (non-Android) Linux is a beast! I was given access to a SHIELD Android TV that was configured to run Ubuntu Linux, which has led for some exciting benchmarks. In some workloads, the Tegra X1 comes up just shy of an Intel Core i3 "Broadwell" system. The Tegra X1 has me very excited about the future of ARMv8 hardware on Linux and NVIDIA's continued Tegra advancements.
  • Over 250,000 Benchmarks Have Run On Our 50+ System Linux Performance-Tracking Cluster

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today the milestone was crossed of having run more than 250,000 open-source benchmark results for our daily Linux performance tracker setup for LinuxBenchmarking.com that continues to monitor the performance of the upstream Linux kernel, Mesa, GCC, and LLVM/Clang on a daily basis from their SVN/Git code...
  • Fedora Begins Preparing For RPM 4.13

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Fedora developers are readying for the RPM 4.13 update -- which is packing new features -- by landing the RPM 4.13 Alpha (v4.12.90) into Rawhide...
 
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    LinuxSecurity.com - Latest News

  • Brinks' Super-Secure Smart Safes: Not So Secure

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Vulnerabilities found in CompuSafe Galileo safes, smart safes made by the ever-reliable Brinks company that are used by retailers, restaurants, and convenience stores, would allow a rogue employee or anyone else with physical access to them to command their doors to open and relinquish their cash, according to Daniel Petro and Oscar Salazar, researchers with the security firm Bishop Fox, who plan to demonstrate their findings next week at the Def Con hacker conference in Las Vegas.
  • Hacked Opinions: Vulnerability disclosure - Sam Curry

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:48 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Arbor Networks' Sam Curry talks about disclosure, bounty programs, and vulnerability marketing with CSO, in the first of a series of topical discussions with industry leaders and experts.
  • Stagefright: Just how scary is it for Android users?

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: If your smartphone or tablet vendor doesn't fix the Stagefright security hole, this text-message based malware can be really scary. But you can protect yourself from it with a few simple steps.
  • Seven things security experts do to keep safe online

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:02 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Cybersecurity experts aren't like you or I, and now we have the evidence to prove it. Researchers at Google interviewed more than 200 experts to find out what security practices they actually carry out online, and then spoke to almost 300 non-experts to find out how they differ.
  • Darkode Hacking Forum Taken Down by FBI and Europol

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: In a joint operation that included law enforcement agencies from 20 countries, the infamous Darkode hacking forum has been taken down. Darkode, an ill-famed meeting place for top level hackers, was notorious for its though registration process which granted access only to users that could prove they were professionals at their craft, and had tricks and software to share or sell to others.
 
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    taint.org: Justin Mason's Weblog

  • Links for 2015-07-27

    dailylinks
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Benchmarking GitHub Enterprise – GitHub Engineering Walkthrough of debugging connection timeouts in a load test. Nice graphs (using matplotlib) (tags: github listen-backlog tcp debugging timeouts load-testing benchmarking testing ops linux) How .uk came to be (and why it’s not .gb) WB: By the late 80s the IANA [the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, set up in 1988 to manage global IP address allocations] was trying to get all those countries that were trying to join the internet to use the ISO 3166 standard for country codes. It was used for all sorts of things?—?you see it on…
  • Links for 2015-07-22

    dailylinks
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    A Tour Through Random Ruby turns out Ruby has a good set of random-text-generation gems on offer (tags: random ruby coding text-generation markov-chain gems) The Titanium Gambit | History | Air & Space Magazine Amazing story of 1960s detente via Maciej: ‘During the Cold War, Boeing execs got a strange call from the State Department: Would you guys mind trading secrets with the Russians?’ (tags: via:maciej titanium history cold-war detente ussr usa boeing russia aerospace) I’ve seen more than my fair share of abuse online, but Lorraine Higgins’ bill isn’t the answer Tom…
  • Links for 2015-07-21

    dailylinks
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Java lambdas and performance Lambdas in Java 8 introduce some unpredictable performance implications, due to reliance on escape analysis to eliminate object allocation on every lambda invocation. Peter Lawrey has some details (tags: lambdas java-8 java performance low-latency optimization peter-lawrey coding escape-analysis) Mikhail Panchenko’s thoughts on the July 2015 CircleCI outage an excellent followup operational post on CircleCI’s “database is not a queue” outage (tags: database-is-not-a-queue mysql sql databases ops outages postmortems) Men who harass women…
  • Links for 2015-07-20

    dailylinks
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    RFC 3339: Date and Time on the Internet: Timestamps the RFC take on ISO-8601. I need to update my mental bookmarks to start referring to this instead (tags: iso8601 dates times datetimes rfc standards) “Customer data is a liability, not an asset.” Great turn of phrase from Matthew Green (@matthew_d_green). Emin Gün Sirer adds some detail: “well, an asset with bounded value, and an unbounded liability” (tags: data privacy data-protection ashleymadison hacks security liability) Deep Dive Into Docker Storage Drivers good detail in this presentation (tags: docker…
  • Links for 2015-07-19

    dailylinks
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    WereBank | Were Bank Energy for the People The Freeman-On-The-Land movement is starting a bank. lols guaranteed (tags: freemen funny werebank banking money on-my-oath maritime-law)
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    Software

  • Vector Light Linux 7.1 Is Based on Slackware and IceWM

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    Vector Light Linux, a distribution based on Slackware that uses the IceWM window manager by default, has been released and is now available for download. The Slackware-based Vector Linux has numerous flavors, and this is the update for just one of them. In fact, the release of the standard edition... Vector Light Linux, a distribution based on Slackware that uses the IceWM window manager by default, has been released and is now available for download. The Slackware-based Vector Linux has numerous flavors, and this is the update for just one of them. In fact, the release of the standard…
  • QEMU Vulnerability Exposes The Host Through Emulated CD-ROM Drive

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    Back in May was the big "VENOM" security vulnerability affect QEMU whereby VM security could be escaped through QEMU's virtual floppy disk drive. In June was a PCNET controller buffer overflow allowing a guest to escape to have host access. Today there's a similar security vulnerability going public about its... Back in May was the big "VENOM" security vulnerability affect QEMU whereby VM security could be escaped through QEMU's virtual floppy disk drive. In June was a PCNET controller buffer overflow allowing a guest to escape to have host access. Today there's a similar security…
  • Ubuntu MATE Is Dropping The Ubuntu Software Center

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    Ubuntu MATE developer Martin Wimpress announced this weekend that they'll be removing the Ubuntu Software Center from their default install of Ubuntu MATE 15.10... Ubuntu MATE developer Martin Wimpress announced this weekend that they'll be removing the Ubuntu Software Center from their default install of Ubuntu MATE 15.10... Read more at Phoronix
  • Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Update with All the Latest Linux Kernels

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 has received a fresh update pack and the developers have upgraded some of the supported Linux kernels, a number of important packages have been updated, and some important fixes have been implemented. Manjaro is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux, but it's not following the same... Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 has received a fresh update pack and the developers have upgraded some of the supported Linux kernels, a number of important packages have been updated, and some important fixes have been implemented. Manjaro is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux, but it's not…
  • Microsoft Releases Source For Its GDB/LLDB Debug Engine

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Sliding under the radar last week was Microsoft releasing the source code to its debug engine for the GNU GDB and LLVM's LLDB Debugger... Sliding under the radar last week was Microsoft releasing the source code to its debug engine for the GNU GDB and LLVM's LLDB Debugger... Read more at Phoronix
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    LWN.net

  • Tuesday's security updates

    ris
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    CentOS has updated clutter (C7: screen lock bypass) and qemu-kvm (C7: two vulnerabilities). Debian-LTS has updated icu (code execution). Mageia has updated chromium-browser (MG4,5: multiple vulnerabilities), expat (MG4,5: denial of service), icu (MG5; MG4: denial of service/code execution), stunnel (MG5: authentication bypass), thunderbird (MG4,5: multiple vulnerabilities), wesnoth (MG5; MG4: information leak), and wordpress (MG4: two vulnerabilities). Oracle has updated clutter (OL7: screen lock bypass) and qemu-kvm (OL7: two vulnerabilities). Red Hat has updated clutter (RHEL7: screen lock…
  • The Dronecode Foundation aims to keep UAVs open (Opensource.com)

    ris
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Opensource.com follows up with the Dronecode Foundation, which was founded in October 2014. "In the past year, Dronecode's developer community has grown from 1,200 to more than 2000 contributors, with more than 12,000 commits in the codebase. The rate of development is rapid with 1,000 commits being reviewed a month, with well over 2 million lines of code across the various Dronecode projects. Developers from Qualcomm, Intel, Parrot, Yuneec and many others are actively engaged in the development of the Dronecode technology stack. As a result, updates, new releases and project milestones are…
  • The Android "Stagefright" vulnerability

    corbet
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Here is an article on the "Threatpost" site about a set of remotely exploitable media-library vulnerabilities present on vast numbers of Android devices. "An attacker in possession of their target’s phone number could send an MMS or even a Google Hangouts message to an affected device that triggers the vulnerability before the victim has a chance to open the message. In some cases, the attack would delete the MMS in question, leaving behind only a notification that a message was sent."
  • Security advisories for Monday

    ris
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    Debian has updated expat (code execution), lxc (two vulnerabilities), and openjdk-7 (multiple vulnerabilities). Debian-LTS has updated expat (code execution), ghostscript (buffer overflow), and lighttpd (man-in-the-middle attack). Mageia has updated apache (MG4,5: two vulnerabilities), java-1.8.0-openjdk (MG5: multiple vulnerabilities), libuser (MG4,5: two vulnerabilities), and mariadb (MG4,5: multiple vulnerabilities). openSUSE has updated cacti (13.2, 13.1: SQL injection), Chromium (13.2, 13.1: multiple vulnerabilities), java-1_7_0-openjdk (13.2, 13.1: multiple vulnerabilities), and…
  • Kernel prepatch 4.2-rc4

    corbet
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:42 pm
    The fourth 4.2 prepatch is out for testing. Linus says: "I really wish that things were calming down, but it hasn't happened quite yet. It's not like this is particularly big or scary, but it's also not at the stage where it's really starting to get quiet and the bugs are really small and esoteric."
 
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    Softpedia News > Linux

  • Canonical Closes QEMU Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Three QEMU vulnerabilities have been found and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems by Canonical. Apport is defined as a machine emulator and virtualizer. It's a tool that can be used to emulate and run other operating systems, so it's important to make sure that things are in tip-top shape. Even if you don't use Qemu, upgrading the system to fix any kind of vulnerabilities is always a good idea. "Zhu Donghai discovered that Q... (read more)
  • Apache HTTP Server Vulnerabilities Fixes in Ubuntu OSes

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    Details about a couple of Apache HTTP Server vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have now been published by Canonical in a security notification. Ubuntu maintainers have issued a patch for all the supported Ubuntu OSes in order to correct the problems found with the Apache HTTP server. As usual, it's a good idea to upgrade the operating system as soon as possible, even if this might not look like an importan... (read more)
  • Nvidia 352.30 Stable Driver for Linux Has Lots of Fixes and GeForce 910M Support

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    Nvidia has released a new Linux driver in the stable branch and has fixed a few outstanding issues. The company also provides support for the latest GeForce 910M chipset. Nvidia maintains a number of branches for the drivers, and it's getting harder and harder to keep track of them. There is the short-lived branch that gets most of the action, the long-lived branch that usually lands in repositories, and the stable branch, which sits somewhere in the middle. You might th... (read more)
  • Entroware Now Sells the Ubuntu-Powered Proteus with a New Card

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Proteus is a powerful laptop from Entroware that ships only with Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE. Its makers have just announced that they are now equipping the Proteus model with a video card at no extra cost for new users. Entroware is one of the few companies offering a Linux distro by default, and Proteus is the most powerful laptop you can get from them. It's been around for some time, and you can get either Ubuntu 15.04 or Ubuntu MATE 15.04 with it. Now the guys from Entroware... (read more)
  • Vector Light Linux 7.1 Is Based on Slackware and IceWM

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    Vector Light Linux, a distribution based on Slackware that uses the IceWM window manager by default, has been released and is now available for download. The Slackware-based Vector Linux has numerous flavors, and this is the update for just one of them. In fact, the release of the standard edition happened a month ago. The Light version is a little bit different from that one. It's aimed at users with lower hardware specs, and it's a little bit smaller than the regular vers... (read more)
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    Prakash Advani's Blog

  • Interesting story about Abdul Kalam’s human side

    Prakash
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:21 pm
    When a subordinate of President Kalam at DRDO couldn’t take his children to an exhibition due to work pressure, Kalam surprised his subordinate and took the children instead! During a significant project of the DRDO, the work pressure was high. A scientist approached his boss – Dr. Kalam – and asked to leave early that day considering he had promised his children to take them to an exhibition. Kalam generously granted the permission, and the scientist got back to work. When he did, he lost the track of time and forgot to leave early. He reached home, feeling guilty, and looked for his…
  • India sole emerging market bright-spot in IBM Q2 results

    Prakash
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:29 pm
    India was the sole emerging market bright-spot in IBM’s second-quarter earnings, as the other BRIC countries weighed down the technology giant’s results. Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/48170664.cms Related posts: Economic Times: India Opens Up to Ubuntu Front page news Economic Times, Bangalore Edition. “India is the... 10 Key Insights On PC Usage In India Dell commissioned Greyhound Research to understand PC usage in India. The... Zen story on religion This also explains why meditation (truth) got converted to religion.... YARPP powered by…
  • Google backs OpenStack

    Prakash
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:03 am
    GOOGLE HAS BECOME the biggest name yet to back the open source cloud system OpenStack. Specifically, Google will help integrate its own open source container management software Kubernetes. This may seem like in-the-enterprise-weeds news, but it represents another significant step as Google tries to make up ground against Amazon’s wildly popular AWS suite of cloud products. Read More: http://www.wired.com/2015/07/google-backs-open-source-system-cloud-battle-amazon/ Related posts: IBM Backs Apache Spark For Big Data Applications IBM will commit more than 3,500 of its researchers and...
  • Raspberry Pi stays high in Hacker Survey

    Prakash
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    Last month, LinuxGizmos.com and the Linux Foundation’s Linux.com community website sponsored a 10-day SurveyMonkey survey that asked readers of both sites to choose their favorite three Linux- or Android-based open-spec single-board computers. This year, 1,721 respondents — more than twice the number from the 2014 survey — selected their favorites from a list of 53 SBCs, compared to last year’s 32. Read More: http://linuxgizmos.com/raspberry-pi-stays-sky-high-in-2015-hacker-sbc-survey/ Related posts: .NET goes open source With other languages such as Java and Python getting large...
  • DSLR performance in a pocket camera body

    Prakash
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Since the onslaught of mobile phone with cameras, camera sales have been on the decline. The point-and-shoot camera are getting quickly replaced with mobile phones with decent camera functions. The other high-end are the DSLRs. If you need something more than a point-and-shoot but don’t like the big and bulky DSLRs, keep reading. These high-end pocket cameras have a lot of technology borrowed from the DSLRs but are in a compact body, primarily large sensor (good pictures) and full manual controls. They are not exactly pocket friendly in price but most of them would fit in your…
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    OSNews

  • Microsoft releases tool to block Windows 10 updates

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Microsoft has been releasing updates to build 10240 on an almost daily basis since it hit RTM. Most of the patches are important security or bug fixes and rather useful but some have reported crashes occurring as a result of the updates. As we had previously reported, Microsoft has made updates mandatory and automatic, thus stopping users from opting out of unwanted updates or till the update has been checked by other users. A new troubleshooting package, KB3073930, however, allows you to hide or block Windows or driver updates. With Windows 10 being released in a few hours, bookmark the…
  • On Hurd, Linux and cross-compiling a GNU Hurd toolchain

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    This article is both a tutorial, a war story and a conceptual introduction to GNU Hurd in which I set up a cross-toolchain, and give a colorful tour through some rough edges of the GNU build system. My host system is Slackware Linux 14.1 (running on -current), i686 - which I find preferable due to its highly vanilla nature, running software almost entirely without distro-specific patching.
  • Google starts removing Google+ from its products

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:51 pm
    People have told us that accessing all of their Google stuff with one account makes life a whole lot easier. But we've also heard that it doesn't make sense for your Google+ profile to be your identity in all the other Google products you use. So in the coming months, a Google Account will be all you'll need to share content, communicate with contacts, create a YouTube channel and more, all across Google. YouTube will be one of the first products to make this change, and you can learn more on their blog. As always, your underlying Google Account won't be searchable or followable, unlike…
  • OnePlus 2 pushes boundaries of how cheap a flagship phone can be

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:45 pm
    From a specs perspective, the OnePlus 2 features a 5.5-inch, 1080p screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, and either 16GB of storage with 3GB of RAM or 64GB of storage with 4GB of RAM. The back-facing camera has a 13-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization, while the front camera lets you shoot selfies at 5 megapixels. That back camera also includes a two-tone flash and a laser focusing system. While most of these specs are pretty standard fare for a high-end smartphone, the price remains anything but: the 16GB model will retail for $329, while the 64GB version will go for…
  • Plasma Phone OS, a KDE project for mobile

    25 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Plasma Phone OS (or simply Plasma Phone) is a complete software stack for mobile devices and includes the following libre technologies: Plasma Mobile (a Plasma-based shell), KWIN/KWayland, Voicecall, Ofono, RIL, OHM, Telepathy. It allows to run several Qt-based applications to run on top of it, for example: Plasma apps, Ubuntu Touch based apps, Sailfish OS based apps, Nemo based apps. The website is pretty minimal, but the first few comments on this Hacker News post gives a good overview.
 
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    Tux Machines

  • Wine Announcement

    Rianne Schestowitz
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    The Wine development release 1.7.48 is now available. What's new in this release (see below for details): - Fleshed out OpenMP implementation. - I/O stream support in the MSVCIRT C++ runtime. - Support for pixel snapping in DirectWrite. - More support for OpenGL core contexts. - Various bug fixes. read more
  • Canonical Closes QEMU Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Rianne Schestowitz
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Three QEMU vulnerabilities have been found and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems by Canonical. read more
  • Move over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts. Here comes Spreedbox, a fully open source, secure videoconferencing solution

    Rianne Schestowitz
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Following the trend of privacy-respecting products and projects coming out of Europe (e.g., ownCloud, Kolab, and Plasma Mobile), German firm struktur AG has started a Kickstarter project called Spreedbox, which aims to offer a secure audio video conferencing service. According to the project page, “The Spreedbox is a unique device for secure audio/video conferencing, text and video messaging and file sharing. The Spreedbox is your own conferencing, meeting and file exchange service on the Internet and puts the control and security of your data into your own hands.” read more
  • Student researchers collaborate virtually with help of open-source software

    Rianne Schestowitz
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    A typical summer research program—the institute's Nanobio Research Experience for Undergraduates, for example—brings students together to one host university, where they work in different laboratories on various projects. In the new pilot training program on Computational Biomolecular, students use an open-source software called Rosetta to work together on problems in computational biology and are mentored by faculty who are part of a global collaborative team known as the Rossetta Commons. The software gives users the ability to analyze massive amounts of data to predict the structure of…
  • Open Source Is Going Even More Open—Because It Has To

    Rianne Schestowitz
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Open source foundations are nothing new. Linux Foundation has been around since 2007, and other major projects like the Eclipse code editing tool and the Apache web server have been governed this way for even longer. Many of the most important open source projects in recent years, such as the Hadoop big data crunching platform and the database system Cassandra, are managed by the Apache Foundation. But it’s unusual to see so many new foundations created so quickly. read more
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    Random thoughts and serendipity

  • Long form post from my talk at FUDCon.in 2015

    sankarshan
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The nice folks at FUDCon.in 2015 selected my talk. Here’s the long-form post.
  • Confusing the locale for the language

    sankarshan
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:27 am
    I wrote a short note on the history/context behind the bn-IN/bn-BD decision and other things here If you’d like to comment/discuss, I’d prefer the G+ post than this blog.
  • A good nine years.

    sankarshan
    18 May 2013 | 7:04 pm
    The Wayback Machine reveals that 20May2004 was the first time it crawled http://planet-india.randomink.org/ It has been nine years of making friends, crowd-surfing, reading about stuff folks are up to, life hacks and so much more. There’s not much to say other than “keep writing!” I know of a number of folks who like what they read and help out by pointing out new feeds which need to be aggregated.
  • On why the current state of L10n drivers in Mozilla could lead to unmaking of the communities.

    sankarshan
    5 Dec 2012 | 4:37 am
    I was reading through two email threads on the dev l10n mailing list for Mozilla and wondered what it would take for the project to actually have a conversation with the language communities. The threads are here and, here And, to continue in that context is a post I made (on G+) . I strongly believe that the very fact of this bug being open and yet not bringing forth a discussion is something Mozilla should think about. If you’d like to comment I’d request that you use the G+ link above and comment there.
  • On FAmSCo again

    sankarshan
    24 Apr 2011 | 9:55 pm
    It seems that I keep writing about the FAmSCo I was reading Joerg Simon’s post on the Membership statistics and wondered if the FAmSCo has considered the following aspects: the load on each Ambassador Mentor ie. how many candidates are they mentoring in a specific period of time whether there is a need to sponsor and approve new Mentors whether there is a need to focus on regions from where there is a single or, no Ambassador the pattern, if any, in the reasons for the candidates whose applications to be a Fedora Ambassador is rejected whether there is a need and, a way the FAmSCo can…
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    FreeBSD News Flash

  • April–June, 2015 Status Report

    26 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The April–June, 2015 Status Report is now available.
  • FreeBSD 10.2-RC1 Available

    24 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The first RC build for the FreeBSD 10.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
  • FreeBSD 10.2-BETA2 Available

    17 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The second BETA build for the FreeBSD 10.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
  • FreeBSD 10.2-BETA1 Available

    11 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The first BETA build for the FreeBSD 10.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
  • New committer: Conrad Meyer (src)

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
 
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    OpenBSD Journal

  • c2k15: jsg@ on graphics work: Mesa, xenocara, drm, libGL

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    The next c2k15 hackathon report comes from Jonathan Gray (jsg@), who got a lot done this time: During c2k15 I mostly focussed on some of the userland parts of graphics support, Mesa which implements the OpenGL library and libdrm the library which abstracts/wraps drm ioctls sent to the kernel. Read more...
  • c2k15: rzalamena@ on mpw(4), network MP safety

    25 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    For our next c2k15 installment, we welcome new developer Rafael Zalamena (rzalamena@), who just submitted his first-ever hackathon report: My name is Rafael Zalamena (rzalamena@) and this was my first OpenBSD hackathon. I was invited to the hackathon early this year to help renato@ and mpi@ to deal with the commit of mpw(4) device to finish the VPLS implementation for OpenBSD, but after the first days in Calgary I was offered an account to do my first commits. Read more...
  • c2k15: jeremy@ on ruby work, kernel and libc bugs, ports progress

    25 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    Our series of c2k15 hackathon reports continues with this entry from Jeremy Evans (jeremy@): I had a great time at c2k15 and got a lot of work done. The first major project I worked on was switching the default version of ruby in the ports tree from 2.1 to 2.2. That's a fairly simple change, but it requires testing a bulk build of the ruby ports, which brought up some issues that had to be fixed in a handful of ports. Read more...
  • c2k15: mpi@ on trunk(4), pf(4), wifi, routing, bridge(4) and more

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Our next c2k15 report comes from Martin Pieuchot (mpi@), who appears to have had a quite productive hackathon: As expected, I spent most of my time during this hackathon working on the network stack. But apart from a crazy trunk(4) bug fix I did not write much code during the week and this was completely new to me! I always though that hackathons were the best place to write code, but what's even more important is that they are the best (well actually only) moment where one can discuss and coordinate projects with other developers IRL. And that's what I did. Read more...
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    GnomeFiles.org Apps

  • Trisquelized Conky (Screenlet)

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    Trisquelized Conky (Screenlet)A conky bearing Trisquel GNU\\Linux logo and feeds from Trisquel Users forum. It also displays basic system information, feeds from FSF and scrolls a message at the bottom.[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • Conky Vision Trisquel (Screenlet)

    25 Jul 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Conky Vision Trisquel (Screenlet)Edited the original Conky Vision posted here - http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Conky-Vision?content=160448. The feeds are not everyones favorite but they can be changed very easily by looking for the heading and changing the URL. NOTE : I had some issues with GDM and Gnome Shell. http://trisquel.info/en/forum/conky-acting-wierd[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • KKEdit 0.2.9 (GTK Text Editor)

    23 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    KKEdit 0.2.9 (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 ...! New Plugin Page ( Available from the 'Help' menu ) : https://sites.google.com/site/kkeditlinuxtexteditor/kkedit-plugins Current plugins are: Clipboard File Browser. New Project. Open URI -- NEW Edit Remote File ( via SSH ) Session Manager Terminal Pane Example. !!! IMPORTANT !!! Plugin system has changed, if you have made a plugin see the example that is included, you WILL need to recompile your plugin. Please see the in built help for…
  • Claws Mail 3.12.0 (GTK Mail Application)

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:46 am
    Claws Mail 3.12.0 (GTK Mail Application)Claws Mail - the user-friendly, lightweight and fast email client![read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • Nemo, Caja + Nautilus PyExtensions 3.4.2 (GTK Filemanager)

    19 Jul 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Nemo, Caja & Nautilus PyExtensions 3.4.2 (GTK Filemanager)A graphical handler of the nemo/caja/nautilus file manager python extensions, including some useful pyextensions. INCLUDED PYTHON EXTENSIONS: open-terminal-here.py allows to open the terminal window on the selected folder/current directory, with the right-click; tortoisehg-here.py allows to open the TortoiseHG Workbench on the selected folder/current directory with the right-click; open-as-root.py allows to open the selected file/folder as root user, so having administrator rights; add-to-audacious-playlist.py allows to add all the…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Microsoft Started Rolling Out Windows 10 via Windows Update

    SK Mezanul Haque
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    The final countdown has begun as Microsoft is preparing for the big release of its most anticipated operating system upgrade, Windows 10, at 12 AM ET on July 29th. Reports on various social network and blogosphere suggests that the software giant has already started sending Windows 10 via Windows Update to Windows 7 and Windows 8 (Windows 8.1)... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
  • Google Chrome Latest Version Download for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Mobile

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 44 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. A partial list of changes in the latest Google Chrome update, Chrome 44.0.2403.107, is available here. If you already use Google Chrome you don’t need to worry about downloading the latest version manually. The web browser should download... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
  • Apple iOS 9 Public Beta Is Available for Testing, Here’s How to Get Started With It

    SK Mezanul Haque
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Apple has released the iOS 9 public beta for everyone willing to test the beta version on their iPad or iPhone. Apple’s upcoming mobile operating system for iPad, iPhone, version iOS 9, is out for beta test. Apple released the public beta version of iOS 9 a day after seeding iOS 9 beta 3 to […] Apple iOS 9 Public Beta Is Available for... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
  • Mozilla Firefox for Windows 10 Officially Confirmed, Will Be Fully Compatible With the OS

    SK Mezanul Haque
    8 Jul 2015 | 3:48 am
    Mozilla has officially announced Firefox for Windows 10 on the foundation’s official blog. The official release of Windows 10 is set on July 29, 2015. With the new operating system Microsoft is shipping its brand new Microsoft Edge web browser. The upcoming Edge web browser is already getting a lot of publicity thanks to the... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
  • Bypass Geoblocking to Access Region-Blocked Online Streaming Content Using UnoTelly SmartDNS

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    In this age of technology, where accessing content is so easy and universal, geoblocking content is something that goes against it. The whole concept of region-block or geo-block or geoblocking of content goes against the open nature of the internet. Today, anyone with an internet connection can get access to any kind of content except for... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at http://www.mytechguide.org/contact/
 
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    Linux

  • Minimising PEBKAC errors.

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    We have all come across them, more times than we would like. We have also been a cause of them more times than we would admit. I admit it, I have been the cause of a few of these horrible, horrible errors myself.   I am talking about none other than the (in)famous PEBKAC errors. A lot of them...
  • PySide2 - PySide Qt5 Support Underway

    20 Jul 2015 | 10:30 pm
    as of last month the PySide2 repository on GitHub starting seeing some much needed updates again so it can work with the latest versions of Qt5 - including a devel release of the 2.0.0 version of the bindings.
  • Is that me in the mirror?

    19 Jul 2015 | 12:41 am
    In a recent post I rambled on about one aspect of intelligence and how it can be tested. This is applicable to any sort of intelligence, animal, vegetable or mineral. Don't laugh, in an infinite universe I am sure there is an intelligent carrot out there. Probably has an uncle called Lazerus and a m...
  • We don`t know how to use the programs we write!

    16 Jul 2015 | 12:24 am
    Sorry for the long title but I couldn`t think of a shorter way to write it. However, it is a very true statement that I have experienced over many years of programming.   No matter which program you write, the way you think it should be used is, ninety nine percent of the time,  not how ...
  • How to test for machine intelligence.

    14 Jul 2015 | 10:24 pm
    In a previous post I claimed that for determining machine intelligence the Turing test is balderdash (I wanted to use a stronger word but this web site has a family orientated outlook :) ). I asked for ideas on how to really test for machine intelligence in the comments however nobody came up with a...
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  • Emmabuntus 3: take it all

    20 Jul 2015 | 4:13 pm
    This is not the first time I have reviewed the distribution I'm going to talk about now. Moreover, I interviewed one of the team leaders and we ran a joint contest with this France-based team.The distribution continues to develop. Their latest release is number 3, and it is based on Ubuntu 14.04.2.Let's talk about Emmabuntus 3 today.The only option to download the ISO with this distribution is through the Sourceforge's network of mirrors. They don't provide a torrent file for the downloading. Although it is not a big problem anyway.The ISO image size of Emmabuntus 3.1.01…
  • DarkDuck is back on the front

    14 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    I mentioned this in a quick Post Scriptum-style note to one of my recent articles, but let me talk about it once again. There have not been many updates on Linux notes from DarkDuck recently.For some time, I mostly published a number of guest posts about various operating systems, as well as some how-tos and interviews. I hope you have enjoyed that nevertheless.There have been some changes in my personal life recently that were linked to my family life, to my location, to my main occupation. I am not a full-time Linux blogger, you know. Some of these changes did not helped my morale, nor did…
  • Fedora 22: not obvious excellence

    7 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    I have recently interviewed a very interesting person: the community leadership manager from Red Hat, Ruth Suehle. Among other tasks, she deals with the Fedora community. DarkDuck had reviewed Fedora distributions before, but that was back in 2011 when Fedora 16 was the freshest release. You can still read those pieces about Fedora 16 KDE, GNOME 3, Xfce and LXDE, Fedora 17 KDE and GNOME 3. Ruth told me that Fedora 22, which was released in late May 2015, contained many interesting features. That's why I decided to give it a go.Some time ago Fedora Linux's main web site was…
  • Jdrivesync: your Google Drive synchronisation client for Linux

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Google Drive is an instrument that is used by many. Of course, there are many alternatives to it like Dropbox or Yandex.Drive, but nevertheless many prefer a Google-backed solution. One of the reasons for me was an ability to have several services under one "roof", one account.Google released clients for its Drive for many platforms: Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS and so on. Unfortunately, an official Linux client is still a missing part of the puzzle. That is why developers worked to create unofficial clients for Google Drive.Grive was a solution for many. It worked on Ubuntu, Debian and…
  • Mageia 5 KDE: quick screenshot tour

    23 Jun 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Mageia 5 is a distribution that many people where waiting for. Initially scheduled for November 2014, it was finally released on the 19th of June 2015.Let's have a look at this distribution with a quick screenshot tour. This is not intended to be a full-scale review, just a quick glance.Boot sequence of Mageia 5 is not different to several previous versions, and it is inherited from Mandriva. Once booted, you get to the default desktop with deep-blue wallpaper and welcome window on it.Mageia 5 boot screenInternet tools have multiple applications in Mageia 5. Among them, there are browser…
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    Benjamin Kerensa

  • PacifiCorp Superficial Climate Change Effort

    Benjamin Kerensa
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
    The other day Berkshire Hathaway joined a number of other multinational mega corporations at the White House to jointly call for more robust action on climate change. While it is great to see companies making some effort to make changes that will help curb climate change, in reality if you look at what Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiary have offered to curb climate change, it really isn’t a lot of action at the end of the day for such a large utility. PacifiCorp (owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy) has pledged 1,000-megawatt increases in wind and solar purchases and to begin phasing out…
  • Ubuntu Trends: Part 1

    Benjamin Kerensa
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    These graphs are based on data gleaned directly from launchpad overtime                                       One thing to note about these graphs is 2015 is not yet complete so there can be change that will occur in 2015.  The statistics should not necessarily be considered to correlate to Ubuntu overall losing popularity. Data from Google Trends for instance overall shows a downtrend for other desktop operating systems which likely correlates to end users focusing and spending more time on mobile…
  • What the Ubuntu IP Announcement means

    Benjamin Kerensa
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The announcement by the FSF and Software Freedom Conservancy has a lot of jargon in it so to help people better understand I am going to do an analysis. Mind you, back in 2012, I reached out to the FSF on these very licensing concerns which no doubt combined with other developers contacts set in motion these discussions.   In July 2013, the FSF, after receiving numerous complaints from the free software community, brought serious problems with the policy to Canonical’s attention. Since then, on behalf of the FSF, the GNU Project, and a coalition of other concerned free software…
  • 10 things I want Firefox OS to do for me

    Benjamin Kerensa
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I’ve dogfooded Firefox OS since its early beginnings and have some of the early hardware  (hamachi, unagi, One Touch Fire, ZTE Open, Geeksphone Keon, Flame and ZTE Open C). It was good to hear some of the plans for Firefox OS 2.5 that were discussed at Whistler, but I wanted to take the time and model of this post and remix it for Firefox OS. Firefox OS you are great and free but you are not perfect and you can be the mobile OS that I need. #1  Voice Control Just like Apple has Siri and Google has Ok Google, Firefox OS too needs a voice command system that will let me search the web,…
  • Can we kill Adobe Flash?

    Benjamin Kerensa
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    Yesterday the usual tech news outlets were buzzing over an accidental tweet which the media incorrectly interpreted as Mozilla was ditching flash (Blame The Verge for the chain reaction of copied news articles) entirely as a policy. While that is not the case, I was just as excited as many at the faux-news. This got me thinking: what would it really take for the web to kill Adobe Flash? Could Mozilla really make such a move and kill Flash on its own if it wanted to? My thought is that Mozilla could not because users would be upset at the immediate lack of support for flash which is widely…
 
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    Xmodulo

  • How to enable SSL for MySQL server and client

    Kristophorus Hadiono
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:58 pm
    When users want to have a secure connection to their MySQL server, they often rely on VPN or SSH tunnels. Yet another option for securing MySQL connections is to enable SSL wrapper on an MySQL server. Each of these approaches has its own pros and cons. For example, in highly dynamic environments where a lot […]Continue reading... The post How to enable SSL for MySQL server and client appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to backup a MySQL server database How to run MySQL query in a shell script How to allow remote access to MySQL server How to install and configure Cacti on Linux…
  • How to manage Vim plugins

    Christopher Valerio
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Vim is a versatile, lightweight text editor on Linux. While its initial learning curve can be overwhelming for an average Linux user, its benefits are completely worthy. As far as the functionality goes, Vim is fully customizable by means of plugins. Due to its high level of configuration, though, you need to spend some time […]Continue reading... The post How to manage Vim plugins appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to open a large text file on Linux How to turn Vim into a full-fledged IDE What is a good text editor on Linux? What are some obscure but useful Vim commands
  • How to combine two graphs on Cacti

    Sarmed Rahman
    14 Jun 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Cacti is a fantastic open source network monitoring system that is widely used to graph network elements like bandwidth, storage, processor and memory utilization. Using its web based interface, you can create and organize graphs easily. However, some advanced features like merging graphs, creating aggregate graphs using multiple sources, migration of Cacti to another server […]Continue reading... The post How to combine two graphs on Cacti appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to monitor Linux servers with SNMP and Cacti What are…
  • How to access SQLite database in Perl

    Dan Nanni
    3 Jun 2015 | 9:10 pm
    SQLite is a zero-configuration, server-less, file-based transactional database system. Due to its lightweight, self-contained, and compact design, SQLite is an extremely popular choice when you want to integrate a database into your application. In this post, I am going to show you how to create and access a SQLite database in Perl script. The Perl […]Continue reading... The post How to access SQLite database in Perl appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to run SQL queries against Apache log files on Linux
  • How to replicate a MySQL database on Linux

    Kristophorus Hadiono
    27 May 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Database replication is a technique where a given database is copied to one or more locations, so that the reliability, fault-tolerance or accessibility of the database can be improved. Replication can be snapshot-based (where entire data is simply copied over to another location), merge-based (where two or more databases are merged into one), or transaction-based […]Continue reading... The post How to replicate a MySQL database on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to install LEMP stack (nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP) on CentOS…
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  • Download Hacking Team Database from torrent using magnet link

    blackMORE Ops
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    On July 5, 2015, the Twitter account of the Italian security company Hacking Team was compromised by an unknown individual who published an announcement of a data breach against Hacking Team's computer systems. The initial message read, "Since we have nothing to hide, we're publishing all our e-mails, files, and source code …" and provided links to over 400 gigabytes of data, including alleged internal e-mails, invoices, and source code; which were leaked via BitTorrent and Mega. An announcement of the data breach, including a link to the bittorrent seed, was retweeted by WikiLeaks and by…
  • Use different wallpapers on multiple monitors in Linux

    blackMORE Ops
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:35 pm
    I have a dual-monitor setup and I am trying to use use different wallpapers on multiple monitors in Linux. What I want is simply to have a different background on each of the two monitors. Most of the solutions I Googled were about Ubuntu and about virtual desktops (aka workspaces). I only use one workspace, but two monitors, i.e. my laptop and a monitor attached via VGA cable. As you can see from the screen-shot below, I finally managed to find a good solution to use different wallpapers on multiple monitors in Linux (well it seems to be working for an unlimited number of Monitors)
  • Linux file system hierarchy v2.0

    blackMORE Ops
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:48 pm
    What is a file in Linux? What is file system in Linux? Where are all the configuration files? Where do I keep my downloaded applications? Is there really a filesystem standard structure in Linux? Well, the above image explains Linux file system hierarchy in a very simple and non-complex way. It's very useful when you're looking for a configuration file or a binary file. I've added some explanation and examples below, but that's TL;DR.
  • How to get Public IP from Linux Terminal?

    blackMORE Ops
    13 Jun 2015 | 9:49 am
    Public addresses are assigned by InterNIC and consist of class-based network IDs or blocks of CIDR-based addresses (called CIDR blocks) that are guaranteed to be globally unique to the Internet. When the public addresses are assigned, routes are programmed into the routers of the Internet so that traffic to the assigned public addresses can reach their locations. Traffic to destination public addresses are reachable on the Internet. For example, when an organization is assigned a CIDR block in the form of a network ID and subnet mask, that [network ID, subnet mask] pair also exists as a route…
  • DoS website using slowhttptest in Kali Linux – slowloris, slow HTTP POST and slow Read attack in one tool

    blackMORE Ops
    6 Jun 2015 | 10:58 am
    SlowHTTPTest is a highly configurable tool that simulates some Application Layer Denial of Service attacks. It works on majority of Linux platforms, OSX and Cygwin - a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. It implements most common low-bandwidth Application Layer DoS attacks, such as slowloris, Slow HTTP POST, Slow Read attack (based on TCP persist timer exploit) by draining concurrent connections pool, as well as Apache Range Header attack by causing very significant memory and CPU usage on the server. Slowloris and Slow HTTP POST DoS attacks rely on the…
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    Linux Tutorials , Commands

  • How to Install and use Lsyncd on CentOS 7 & RHEL 7

    Pradeep Kumar
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:14 am
    Lsyncd stands for “Live Syncing Daemon“, as the name suggest lsyncd is used to sync or replicate files & directories locally and remotely after a specific time of interval. It uses Rsync & ssh in the backend. Lsyncd works on Master and Slave architecture where it monitors the directory on the master server, if any changes or modification are done then lsyncd will replicate the same on its slave servers after specific interval of time. In this article we will discuss how to install and use lsyncd on CentOS 7 & RHEL 7. Scenario : Suppose want to sync the folder…
  • How to Install TeamViewer On Ubuntu 15.04

    Pradeep Kumar
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:37 pm
    TeamViewer is a free software available for linux like Operating system which allows us to take the remote control of linux box via Internet. In case if we don’t have the static IP on your Linux machine then teamviewer become very useful for troubleshooting point of view for taking remote control. In this post we will discuss how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 15.04 ( 64 – bit ) To Install teamviewer on 64-bit Ubuntu we need “ia32-libs” but this package is not available anymore. So we will be installing 32 bit Teamviewer package. Use below Steps to resolve the…
  • Extend Swap Space using Swap file in Linux

    Pradeep Kumar
    14 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
    There are some scenarios where our Linux box is running out of swap space so in that case we can extend the swap space using swap partition but due to unavailability of free partitions on the disk, we are unable to extend it. So in such cases we can extend or increase swap space using a swap file Below are the Steps to extend Swap Space using Swap File in Linux Lets first check the size of existing swap space / partition using the command like ‘free -m‘ and ‘swapon -s‘ In my case size of swap partition is 2 GB. So we will be extending swap space by 1 GB. Step:1 Create…
  • Command Line Arguments in Linux Shell Scripting

    Pradeep Kumar
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Overview : Command line arguments (also known as positional parameters) are the arguments specified at the command prompt with a command or script to be executed. The locations at the command prompt of the arguments as well as the location of the command, or the script itself, are stored in corresponding variables. These variables are special shell variables. Below picture will help you understand them. Let’s create a shell script with name “command_line_agruments.sh”, it will show the command line argruments that were supplied and count number of agruments, value of first…
  • Linux Real Time scenarios & Issues with their solutions

    Pradeep Kumar
    24 May 2015 | 2:44 am
    Scenario:1 On one of my Production SuSE Linux (VMware Virtual Server ) , Storage team has extended partition (RDM disk ) from their end. Now how to rescan that partition and extend without rebooting from the Linux ? Solution : In My case 8th disk on Controller-1 was extended by the Storage Team.So first rescan it. Using the below Command : [root@linuxtechi ~]# echo 1 > /sys/class/scsi_device/device/rescan In the above command replace the device info according to your setup. [root@linuxtechi ~]# echo "1" > /sys/class/scsi_device/0\:0\:8\:0/device/rescan Now resize the PV using the…
 
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    Linux Commando

  • MySQLTuner series part 2 - defragmenting a MySQL database

    Peter Leung
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Part 1 of this series spells out how to install and run MySQLTuner, a script which recommends MySQL configuration changes. The goal is to optimize database performance and stability. This post describes how to interpret and use MySQLTuner output, specifically in the area of database defragmentation. Proceed with caution A word of caution is warranted before I plunge into the details of implementing MySQLTuner's suggestions. MySQLTuner does not excuse you from learning the basic database optimization principles and following industry best practices. Following a MySQLTuner recommendation…
  • Improving MySQL stability & performance using MySQLTuner - part 1

    Peter Leung
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:44 pm
    MySQL is the database engine behind many web applications on the Internet today. While it is relatively straightforward to install, configuring MySQL to best support your particular application requires expertise and the right tools. This post introduces MySQLTuner, a command-line program which offers suggestions to optimize MySQl performance and stability.MySQLTuner is a read-only script: it won't actually write to the MySQL configuration file. Based on your database's past usage, it recommends new values to assign to specific MySQL configuration variables. It is your responsibility to…
  • Double asterisk brings double expedience to pathname expansion

    Peter Leung
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you are a Linux command-line user, most likely, you are familiar with the use of the single asterisk ('*') in pathname expansion (aka globbing). How the asterisk behaves is standardized across all shells (bash, zsh, tcsh, etc). For example, the ls * command lists the files and the immediate sub-directories of the current directory. $ ls *The single asterisk, however, is not recursive: it does not traverse beyond the target directory. You may use the find command to generate a recursive listing of pathnames. A simpler solution is the use of the double asterisk ('**').Unlike the single…
  • Useful sed tricks to customize configuration files

    Peter Leung
    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    A typical software installation goes like this. You install the software using apt-get install or yum install.Then, you manually edit the software's configuration file in order to satisfy your requirements. If you have to repeat the install on multiple machines, this quickly becomes tedious. Instead of manually editing the file, I run a text manipulation command such as sed or awk to make the required changes. Then, I script the procedure by inserting the commands in a bash script file. The scripting of configuration changes serves multiple purposes:It is a permanent record of the…
  • How to add and delete a user from a Linux group

    Peter Leung
    12 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Being in the right Linux group expedites many system administration tasks, and will save you time. For example, the Apache web server logs have the following file ownership and permissions. # ls -al /var/log/apache2/*.log -rw-r----- 1 root adm 882984 May 11 12:14 /var/log/apache2/access.log -rw-r----- 1 root adm 418 May 11 01:55 /var/log/apache2/error.log ... To read the Apache logs, you need root permissions. However, there is a shortcut that does not require you to run sudo. Note that adm - the admin group for Debian-based systems - is the group owner of the log files. So, if you become a…
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  • Everpad Client To Use Evernote In Ubuntu

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:09 am
    Evernote is one of the most popular note-taking services on the globe. But Evernote client app is still not available for Linux. So are you feeling unfortunate? You don't need to. We have Everpad! Evernote can be used on Linux with Everpad. You can easily install it and use it on the go on your Ubuntu or other Linux Distributions.Nowadays many of us depend heavily on Evernote for our daily-life. Evernote does not have any official client for Linux OS. Everpad is a nice GUI app that allows us to use Evernote on Linux. It integrates well as an indicator and and can create notes and…
  • POLL - 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons

    24 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
    I am sure all of you remember the 7/7/2015 post 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons. We all discussed the post in the comments and I really appreciate that LinuxAndUbuntu readers took part in discussion, mentioned their favorite(s) DE and also took poll. Today I'm going to reveal the poll taken by our readers and also the most liked DE in Comments.PollsFirst of all thanks for everyone who read article, revealed their favorite DE(s) and took poll. I'm very thankful to other bloggers who posted the article link at their blog, specially these two - OSNews - Five…
  • Dual-Boot Ubuntu 15.04/14.10 And Windows 10/8.1/8: step By Step Tutorial With Screenshots

    14 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
    There are many of us want to use Windows and Ubuntu both at the same computer but dual booting does not seem easy to everyone. In this article I'll show you how you can dual boot your computer with Windows 10/8.1/8 and Ubuntu 15.04/14.10.I assume that you've already installed Windows. First of all save all of your important files so that any mishappening does not cause data loss. Save data either in pendrive or any external hardrive or whatever source you use to save your data just save it. Now our first step starts with inserting Ubuntu bootable DVD/Pendrive. If you have pendrive then make…
  • How To Install VirtualBox 5.0 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Other Derivatives

    12 Jul 2015 | 2:23 am
    Most of us know what virtual machines are but for those don't know, virtual machines are the kind of software that allow users to run other operating system within current operating system. It's the favorite for everyone to taste other operating systems without going away from main operating system. In this article I'll show you how to installPicture VM VirtualBox 5.0 in Ubuntu 15.04/14.10/Linux mint Rafaela or other derivatives. VirtualBox team recently released VirtualBox 5.0 with several interesting features for developers and normal users both. Let's take a brief look at the new…
  • Ubuntu To Ship On Lenovo Thinkpad L450 In India - Welcome Ubuntu

    8 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    I am very happy with the news that yesterday Canonical declared the launch of Ubuntu in India on Lenovo Thinkpad L450. Yes, you heard right! I was waiting for them to come in India and now wait is over! The laptops may be start shipping early this month. Let's take a deeper look at the Lenovo Thinkpad L450 on which Ubuntu is being shipped. Ubuntu Istiqbal/Swagat hai! (We welcome Ubuntu).Finally Ubuntu is on the way to India with the first ever joint launch of Ubuntu and Lenovo in India.  Ubuntu is already holding large amount of users in tech developing country India. Canonical says…
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  • Nvidia 352.30 Stable Driver for Linux Has Lots of Fixes and GeForce 910M Support

    Juniya
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:23 am
    Nvidia has released a new Linux driver in the stable branch and has fixed a few outstanding issues. The company also provides support for the latest GeForce 910M chipset. Nvidia maintains a number of branches for the drivers, and it’s getting harder and harder to keep track of them. There is the short-lived branch that gets most of the action, the long-lived branch that usually lands in repositories, and the stable branch, which sits somewhere in the middle. You might th… (read more) Remember to like our facebook and our twitter @ubuntufree for a chance to win a free Ubuntu…
  • LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring Better Support for Special Scientific Formats

    Juniya
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:22 am
    The fourth Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0 has been released by The Document Foundation and it looks like the development cycle is coming to an end. LibreOffice 5.0 will be the biggest release in the series and developers have already made a large number of changes and improvements. This latest RC is not all that impressive, which means that we are very close to a final release. In fact, developers have another RC planned and the stable version of LibreOffice 5.0 shou… (read more) Remember to like our facebook and our twitter @ubuntufree for a chance to win a free Ubuntu…
  • Canonical Throws In 10,000 Euro Rewards for New Ubuntu Phone Ad Campaign

    Juniya
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:21 pm
    On July 27, Canonical, the company behind the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, has announced on one of their Twitter accounts that they launched a new campaigned targeted towards movie directors. Entitled “Scopes, enter your content Wonderland,” the new Ubuntu Phone campaign calls all filmmakers to create video ads for the company’s Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, especially for Scopes. “Create a video story that expresses the emotion, wond… (read more) Remember to like our facebook and our twitter @ubuntufree for a chance…
  • Exton|OS Light Distro Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 and Openbox to Ubuntu 15.04

    Juniya
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    On July 27, Arne Exton, the creator of several Linux kernel-based operating systems, had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new build of his Exton|OS Light distribution. Being based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, Exton|OS Light Bui… (read more) Remember to like our facebook and our twitter @ubuntufree for a chance to win a free Ubuntu laptop by Dell or HP! Top Trending Pages: Ubuntu Downloads | Ubuntu How To Guide | Download Ubuntu Software | Share Ubuntu Files With Windows The post Exton|OS Light…
  • Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Gets Big Improvement for Battery

    Juniya
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is now available for purchase, and anyone can get one from the official website, and the latest update for the Ubuntu Touch that’s powering it has brought some serious improvements to it. Ubuntu for phones is constantly being improved on, and major patches are published all the time. Each new update brings new functionality, new features, improvements, and too many fixes to count. It’s also true that the OS is still young, and there is a lot of … (read more) Remember to like our facebook and our twitter @ubuntufree for a chance to win a free…
 
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