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  • Chromebooks Emerge as Major New Linux Force on Notebooks

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    Eric Brown
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    Love it, loathe it, or laugh at it, Chrome OS keeps on advancing. According to a Google blog post this week, more than 1 million Chromebooks were sold to schools in the second quarter alone. 
  • What will the next storage technology be?

    Linux
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Since the first time some boffin wrapped a couple of wires around a magnetic coil and discovered it could hold information most of of our storage for computer bits, nibbles, bytes and beyond has been of the magnetic variety.   It has grown from ferrite cores wrapped in wire to magnetic platte...
  • Adminer—Better Than Awesome!

    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community
    Shawn Powers
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    I've always loved PHPMyAdmin for managing MySQL databases. It's Web-based, fairly robust and as powerful as I've ever needed. Basically, it's awesome. Today, however, I discovered something better than awesome: Adminer. Although it is conceptually identical to PHPMyAdmin, it is far simpler and far more powerful. How can it be both? more>>
  • The Native Dropbox Linux Client Debuts New Qt Interface

    OMG! Ubuntu!
    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    The latest experimental build of the native Dropbox Linux client has debuted with an all new Qt interface. The post The Native Dropbox Linux Client Debuts New Qt Interface first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Legitimate Data entry work

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    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    There are several legitimate data entry works and many sorts of home programs available and one can gain a consistent income with this sort of work from home job opportunity which will be a kind of easy typing services. There are many reasons behind people prefer home jobs rather than opting for a full-time employment. Especially for women the basic reason behind such reasons is to take care of their children. There are also person who are looking for some part time jobs to do it after their working hours in order to earn extra income for meeting up their needs. But with the introduction of…
 
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    LXer Linux News

  • Firefox 31 Brings New Tools to Developers

    Sean Michael Kerner
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:51 pm
    One such innovation introduced in Firefox 31 is an eyedropper, which enables developers to easily identify the HTML value for a given color. Developers will now also be able to modify Web pages locally with a box model technology that enables manipulation of page layout attributes. Looking forward, Mozilla developers are building an integrated development environment (IDE) called WebIDE into Firefox. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at the new Firefox 31 browser. -
  • Secure Wordpress Login With Two Factor Authentication Using privacyIDEA

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Secure Wordpress Login With Two Factor Authentication Using privacyIDEAWordpress is THE widely spread blogging system that is not only used for private blog sites but sometimes also as CMS for company web sites. Wordpress is very good maintened and easy to update. But as it is so widely used, it is also an intersting goal for crackers (avoiding to say hackers).  This is why today I will tell you how to secure the wordpress accounts with a second factor for OTP authentication.
  • take (keyboard) control of the web with uzbl web browser

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Uzbl is a web browser available in Fedora that has a vi-like modal user interface. It uses the webkit renderer on the backend, so web pages still look and function […]
  • Homeland Security gets into software security

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It sounds unlikely, but the Homeland Security Agency is now providing an online, open-source code-testing suite with the unlikely name of SWAMP.
  • Raspberry Pi Model B+ review – a new evolution

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The latest version of the original Raspberry Pi has some essential updates while still remaining largely the same. Is it worth the upgrade?
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    The Geek Stuff

  • How to Switch Between GUI and Core Mode in Windows Server 2012

    Satheesh Kumar
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Most of us might not be aware that there is a Windows Core version, which has only command-line without any GUI. This core version relatively provides high level of security, as all GUI interface are removed, which also increases the performance of the system. This might be helpful if you are running Windows server. Up […] Read More: How to Switch Between GUI and Core Mode in Windows Server 2012Purchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • 17 hpacucli Command Examples for Linux on HP Servers

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    HPACUCLI stands for HP Array Configuration Utility CLI. As the name suggests, this utility is for HP servers. Hpacucli is used to create, delete and repair the logical and physical drives on the smart array controllers in HP servers. To use hpacucli, download and install the latest version of hpacucli rpm from the HP website […] Read More: 17 hpacucli Command Examples for Linux on HP ServersPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Debug Javascript Code using Browser Console API

    Luke P. Issac
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When compared to other programming languages, debugging Javascript requires a different approach as we use our browser as a development environment. In other languages, you can catch lot of the issues in the IDE itself during development process. In javascript, debugging is easier when you follow the best practices during development. The following are some […] Read More: How to Debug Javascript Code using Browser Console APIPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Develop Bluetooth Low Energy Stack TI CC2541 Custom Profile

    Vinay Bharadwaj
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    BLE stands for Bluetooth Low Energy. BLE is relatively newer technology compared to the classic Bluetooth we have come to know in recent years in terms of development and internal operation. Also, BLE is not backwards compatible with classic Bluetooth. Hence, most device manufacturers couple classic and BLE on a single chip to allow users […] Read More: How to Develop Bluetooth Low Energy Stack TI CC2541 Custom ProfilePurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • 7 Python Regular Expressions Examples – Re Match Search FindAll

    Aaron Tabor
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Regular expressions as a concept is not exclusive to Python at all. Python, however, does have some nuances when it come to working with regular expressions. This article is part of a series of articles on Python Regular Expressions. In the first article of this series, we will focus on discussing how we work with […] Read More: 7 Python Regular Expressions Examples – Re Match Search FindAllPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
 
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  • Community Leadership Summit and OSCON Plans

    jono
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    As many of you will know, I organize an event every year called the Community Leadership Summit. The event brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. The event kicks off this week on Thursday evening (17th July) with a pre-CLS gathering at the Doubletree Hotel at 7.30pm, and then we get started with the main event on Friday (18th July) and Saturday (19th July). For more details, see http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/. This year’s event is shaping up to be…
  • Getting Started in Community Management

    jono
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    If there is one question I get more than most, it is the proverbial: How do I get started in community management? While there are many tactical things to learn about building strong communities (which I cover in depth in The Art of Community), the main guidance I am keen to share is the importance of leadership. Last night, while working in my hotel room, I bored myself writing up my thoughts in a blog post and just fired up my webcam: Can’t see it? See it here If you want to get involved in community management, be sure to join the awesome community that is forming on the Community…
  • Exponential Community

    jono
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:42 am
    As some of you will know, recently I moved from Canonical to XPRIZE to work as Sr. Dir. Community. My charter here at XPRIZE is to infuse the organization and the incentive prizes it runs with community engagement. For those unfamiliar with XPRIZE, it was created by Peter H. Diamandis to solve the grand challenges of our time by creating incentive prize competitions. The first XPRIZE was the $10million Ansari XPRIZE to create a space-craft that went into space and back twice in two weeks and carrying three crew. It was won by Scaled Composites with their SpaceShipOne craft, and the technology…
  • Community Leadership Forum

    jono
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:29 am
    A little while ago I set up the Community Leadership Forum. The forum is designed to be a place where community leaders and managers can learn and share experience about how to grow fun, productive, and empowered communities. The forum is open and accessible to all communities – technology, social, environmental, entertainment, or anything else. It is intended to be diverse and pull together a great set of people. It is also designed to be another tool (in addition to the Community Leadership Summit) to further the profession, art, and science of building great communities. We are…
  • The Return of my Weekly Q&A

    jono
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:09 pm
    As many of you will know, I used to do a weekly Q&A on Ubuntu On Air for the Ubuntu community where anyone could come and ask any question about anything. I am pleased to announce my weekly Q&A is coming back but in a new time and place. Now it will be every Thursday at 6pm UTC (6pm UK, 7pm Europe, 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern), starting this week. You can join each weekly session at http://www.jonobacon.org/live/ You are welcome to ask questions about: Community management, leadership, and how to build fun and productive communities. XPRIZE, our work there, and how we solve the…
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    KDE.news

  • KDE Ships July Updates and Second Beta of Applications and Platform 4.14

    unormal
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This week KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the third and last in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.13 series. This release also includes an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.11. Both releases contain only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. Beneath these releases KDE announced the second beta of the 4.14 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested! On the…
  • Plasma 5 Brings a Cleaner Interface on Top of a New Graphics Stack

    sebas
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Plasma 5.0 The first release of Plasma 5 is out now. We have worked long and hard over the last three years to tidy up the internals and move to new technologies to bring a solid foundation for KDE's Plasma desktop for years to come. The UI has been tidied up, there is a new Breeze artwork theme starting to take off and high-DPI support has been added. The main design of the desktop and workflows in it have not been altered, we know you like your desktop and have no desire to change it. There is not enough polish in this release to make it mainstream yet, this is only for enthusiasts and…
  • KDE Ships First Beta of Applications and Platform 4.14

    unormal
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    KDE has released the first beta of the 4.14 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested! A more detailed list of the improvements and changes will be available for the final release in the middle of August. This first beta release needs a thorough testing in order to improve quality and user experience. A variety of actual users is essential to maintaining high KDE quality, because developers cannot possibly test every configuration. User assistance…
  • KDE Frameworks 5 Makes KDE Software More Accessible for all Qt Developers

    jriddell
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Today, the KDE community has made available the first stable release of Frameworks 5. At the Randa Meetings back in 2011, we started work on porting KDE Platform 4 to Qt 5. But as part of this effort, we also began modularizing our libraries, integrating portions into Qt 5 proper and modularizing the rest so applications can just use the functionality they need. Three years later, while a fundraiser for the 2014 Randa Meetings is in progress, Frameworks is out. Today you can save yourself the time and effort of repeating work that others have done, relying on over 50 Frameworks with mature,…
  • Where KDE is going - Part 2

    jospoortvliet
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    This is the second half of the 'where KDE is going' write-up. Last week, I discussed what is happening with KDE's technologies: Platform is turning modular in Frameworks, Plasma is moving to new technologies and the Applications change their release schedule. In this post, I will discuss the social and organizational aspects: our governance. KDE e.V. You can't talk about KDE and governance without bringing up KDE e.V. (eingetragener Verein or, in English, registered association). This Germany-based non-profit is the legal organization behind the KDE community, and it plays several important…
 
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    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

  • diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

    Zack Brown
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Once in a while someone points out a POSIX violation in Linux. Often the answer is to fix the violation, but sometimes Linus Torvalds decides that the POSIX behavior is broken, in which case they keep the Linux behavior, but they might build an additional POSIX compatibility layer, even if that layer is slower and less efficient. more>>
  • Great Scott! It's Version 13!

    Shawn Powers
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    No matter how much I love Plex, there's still nothing that comes close to XBMC for usability when it comes to watching your network media on a television. I've probably written a dozen articles on Plex during the last few years, so you know that's tough for me to admit. more>>
  • Adminer—Better Than Awesome!

    Shawn Powers
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    I've always loved PHPMyAdmin for managing MySQL databases. It's Web-based, fairly robust and as powerful as I've ever needed. Basically, it's awesome. Today, however, I discovered something better than awesome: Adminer. Although it is conceptually identical to PHPMyAdmin, it is far simpler and far more powerful. How can it be both? more>>
  • It Actually Is Rocket Science

    Shawn Powers
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    I've never once made a model rocket. I've always wanted to, but apart from "tube with explodey rocket part", I really didn't know where to start with designing. I recently found an open-source application that should help me with my lack of rocket science know-how: OpenRocket. more>>
  • Android Candy: Repix, Not Just Another Photo App

    Shawn Powers
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Apps like Instagram have made photo filters commonplace. I actually don't mind the vintage look for quick cell-phone snapshots, but a filter can do only so much. At first glance, Repix is another one of those "make your photo cool" apps that does little more than add a border and change saturation levels. more>>
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    Blogs

  • A Pain in the Person

    Doc Searls
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    At what point will we say "enough"? more>>
  • In the Matrix of Mobile, Linux Is Zion

    Doc Searls
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:29 pm
    In mobile we are losing the free world called the Web and the Net. How do we save it? more>>
  • Free On Demand Webinar Available: Cloud Enabled Datacenters

    Katherine Druckman
    15 Jan 2014 | 11:15 am
    Learn the 5 critical success factors to accelerate IT service delivery in a cloud enabled datacenter Today's organizations face an unparalleled rate of change. Cloud enabled data centers are increasingly seen as a way to accelerate IT service delivery and increase utilization of resources while reducing operating expenses. more>>
  • Best. Cake. Ever.

    Katherine Druckman
    18 Dec 2013 | 2:14 pm
    Redditor azimir submitted a photo of his birthday cake to reddit, and I couldn't help but share with the whole class. From the comments, I gather that the baker's son is a Linux geek and hooked him up with some code to decorate the cake. more>>
  • Life on the Forked Road

    Doc Searls
    7 Nov 2013 | 8:16 am
    We are analog and digital. One is old, the other new. Civilizing the latter will take some work. more>>
 
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    Linux.com - All Content

  • Standardized Open Source Products are the Key to Unlocking the Lock-in Trap

    GigaOM
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Mårten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, argues that when companies lock in to their own design and customizations, it’s as harmful as when they lock in to a vendor. Mickos explains why he thinks using standardized open source products is the best way to avoid both types of lock-in.
  • Linux Foundation SysAdmin Eric Searcy Lives By Regex

    Libby Clark
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Eric Searcy is the IT Infrastructure Manager at the Linux Foundation. Here he tells us how he got started as a sysadmin and at the Linux Foundation, describes his typical day at work, and shares his favorite sysadmin tools, among other things.
  • Tails Linux Still at Risk Despite Security Fixes

    eWeek
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Researchers aim to prove a point "that no software is infallible" by finding bugs in a privacy Linux distribution favored by Edward Snowden.
  • An Interview with Karen Sandler (Model View Culture)

    LWN
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Over at Model View Culture, Adam Saunders interviews Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) and formerly the executive director of the GNOME Foundation. Sandler talks about SFC, the Outreach Program for Women, as well as being a cyborg: "I was diagnosed with a heart condition and needed a pacemaker/defibrillator, and none of the device manufacturers would let me see the source code that was to be literally sewn...
  • Chromebooks Emerge as Major New Linux Force on Notebooks

    Eric Brown
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    Love it, loathe it, or laugh at it, Chrome OS keeps on advancing. According to a Google blog post this week, more than 1 million Chromebooks were sold to schools in the second quarter alone. 
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    LinuxInsider

  • Skype for Linux Redesign Is Ugly but Functional

    Jack M. Germain
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    If you do not mind having a free non-open source Microsoft product on your Linux computer, the latest Skype for Linux release catches up to the Windows and Mac versions, providing most of the features they've had for some time. Microsoft rolled out Skype version 4.3.0.37 in mid June. The catch-up release has an updated user interface, some additional features, and lots of bug fixes. The latest Skype for Linux version also got rid of Alsa audio API support. Instead, it supports only Pulse Audio.
  • Nokia X, We Hardly Knew Ye

    Katherine Noyes
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    "I told you so" is a refrain that's oft-heard here in the Linux blogosphere, and more often than not it refers to some fleeting Microsoft tie with FOSS that subsequently goes wrong. The latest example? It's a doozy. Redmond not only is laying off many, many thousands -- most of them in its ill-fated Nokia unit -- but also abandoning its short-lived support of Android through the Nokia X line. "We will be particularly focused on making the market for Windows Phone," wrote Microsoft devices chief Stephen Elop in an email last week to employees.
  • Red Hat's Inktank Buy Bears 1st Fruit

    Katherine Noyes
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Scarcely two months have passed since Red Hat announced its plans to acquire open source storage company Inktank, but already the union has produced results: Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2, which made its debut on Wednesday. Ceph is a scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that runs on commodity hardware, and the Inktank Enterprise version is designed to deliver object and block storage software to enterprises deploying public or private clouds.
  • Android Sets iPhone Cloning Factory in Motion

    Richard Adhikari
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Chinese company Wico has cloned the yet-to-be-released iPhone 6, if a pair of videos can be believed. "The similarities are eerily close," said Ramon Llamas, a research manager at IDC, to the extent that the casual observer "may just simply accept this as an iPhone." There are slight differences on the sides, such as the volume and power buttons and the headphone jacks, as well as the chassis overall, but "it's not until you place them side by side that you can see the differences," Llamas noted.
  • KaOS Calms Down KDE

    Jack M. Germain
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    KaOS is an interesting and very efficient Linux distribution built around a refined KDE desktop environment. The KDE integration is much more controlled in KaOS than in other Linux choices. The latest release for this 14-month young Linux distro came in late June. KaOS is a bit of a rarity. It is independent of other distros -- not a direct relative of other Linux offshoots. That means it does not rely on repositories developed and maintained by larger Linux communities.
 
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    LinuxSecurity.com - Latest News

  • Homeland Security gets into software security

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: No, I am not making this up. At OSCon, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), best known to you as the people checking up on you between the airport parking lot and your flight, quietly announced that they're now offering a service for checking out your open-source code for security holes and bugs: the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP).
  • How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon's Cloud

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing power from innocent victims when there's so much free processing power out there for the taking?
  • Black Hat presentation on TOR suddenly cancelled

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: A presentation on a low-budget method to unmask users of a popular online privacy tool, TOR, will no longer go ahead at the Black Hat security conference early next month.
  • A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: The internet is littered with burgeoning email encryption schemes aimed at thwarting NSA spying. Many of them are focused on solving the usability issues that have plagued complicated encryption schemes like PGP for years. But a new project called Dark Mail plans to go further: to hide your metadata.
  • Attackers raid SWISS BANKS with DNS and malware bombs

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Attackers suspected of residing in Russia are raiding Swiss bank accounts with a multi-faceted attack that intercepts SMS tokens and changes domain name system settings, researchers have warned.
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    Toolinux

  • ABBYY lance "FlexiCapture for Mailrooms"

    Toolinux
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Alors que ses API sont disponibles également pour Linux, l'éditeur ABBYY annonce le lancement d'ABBYY FlexiCapture for Mailrooms. - Logiciels
  • Réseaux : les opérateurs français sont-ils prêts à accueillir Netflix ?

    Toolinux
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Petit "hors-circuit" ce vendredi avec une tribune de Ciena sur le sujet de l'arrivée de Netflix - et ses DRM, hurleront certains ! - en Europe en septembre prochain. Les réseaux sont-ils prêts ? Quels réseaux pour ce type d'usage du côté des utilisateurs et des fournisseurs. - Revue de presse
  • Attaques DNS : Connaître son ennemi

    Toolinux
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Nous avons observé une forte hausse en termes de fréquence, de volume et de sophistication des attaques DNS (attaques DDoS et autres) au cours des dernières années, ce qui indique les possibles lacunes des systèmes de prévention et de détection d'intrusion existants, ainsi que des pare-feu de nouvelle génération, en tant que moyen de défense. Les entreprises ont donc besoin de comprendre les menaces savoir comment protéger leur infrastructure et, en particulier, la composante DNS de leur réseau. - Revue de presse
  • Les 5 WebApps préférées des clients 1&1

    Toolinux
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    1&1 MyWebsite propose plus de 300 applications web pour ses clients hébergés. Retour sur les 5 applications les plus populaires depuis le blog officiel du prestataire. - Logiciels et services en ligne
  • Comment trouver les fichiers world writable avec Find

    Toolinux
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Sous Linux, un fichier “world writable” est un fichier dans lequel tout le monde peut écrire, ces fichiers peuvent être sensibles car utilisés par des personnes qui n'ont à la base pas vocation à écrire des données sur le système ou hors d'un répertoire donné. - Revue de presse
 
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    Yet Another Linux Blog

  • Manjaro KDE Notes

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

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

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

    devnet
    2 Oct 2013 | 9:54 am
    Free/Libre and Open Source software versus closed and proprietary software doesn’t matter.  It’s not the answer to solve all our problems.  It’s not the question we need to ask anyone and everyone either.  It simply doesn’t matter.  Well, it might matter to you and I…but it doesn’t matter to most people out there. No matter what you say and do.  No matter what ideals you preach to people.  No matter what concepts about freedom you tout to them…it just won’t matter at all.  They want what they want and when they want it.  They turn a…
  • HostGator, Linux and The Dukes of Hazzard

    devnet
    25 Aug 2013 | 6:55 pm
    If you’re old, like me…let’s say, over 30 years old…you might remember the television show “The Dukes of Hazzard”.  Waylon Jennings, a popular country music singer during the late 70′s and early 80′s sang the theme song.  The lyrics are: Just the good ol boys, never meaning no harm Beats all you ever saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they was born Many times in IT job settings, you’ll find that you need to become one of ‘the good ole boys’ in order to accomplish your job.  You have to like the things…
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    jonobacon@home

  • Community Leadership Summit and OSCON Plans

    jono
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    As many of you will know, I organize an event every year called the Community Leadership Summit. The event brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. The event kicks off this week on Thursday evening (17th July) with a pre-CLS gathering at the Doubletree Hotel at 7.30pm, and then we get started with the main event on Friday (18th July) and Saturday (19th July). For more details, see http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/. This year’s event is shaping up to be…
  • Getting Started in Community Management

    jono
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    If there is one question I get more than most, it is the proverbial: How do I get started in community management? While there are many tactical things to learn about building strong communities (which I cover in depth in The Art of Community), the main guidance I am keen to share is the importance of leadership. Last night, while working in my hotel room, I bored myself writing up my thoughts in a blog post and just fired up my webcam: Can’t see it? See it here If you want to get involved in community management, be sure to join the awesome community that is forming on the Community…
  • Exponential Community

    jono
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:42 am
    As some of you will know, recently I moved from Canonical to XPRIZE to work as Sr. Dir. Community. My charter here at XPRIZE is to infuse the organization and the incentive prizes it runs with community engagement. For those unfamiliar with XPRIZE, it was created by Peter H. Diamandis to solve the grand challenges of our time by creating incentive prize competitions. The first XPRIZE was the $10million Ansari XPRIZE to create a space-craft that went into space and back twice in two weeks and carrying three crew. It was won by Scaled Composites with their SpaceShipOne craft, and the technology…
  • Community Leadership Forum

    jono
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:29 am
    A little while ago I set up the Community Leadership Forum. The forum is designed to be a place where community leaders and managers can learn and share experience about how to grow fun, productive, and empowered communities. The forum is open and accessible to all communities – technology, social, environmental, entertainment, or anything else. It is intended to be diverse and pull together a great set of people. It is also designed to be another tool (in addition to the Community Leadership Summit) to further the profession, art, and science of building great communities. We are…
  • The Return of my Weekly Q&A

    jono
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:09 pm
    As many of you will know, I used to do a weekly Q&A on Ubuntu On Air for the Ubuntu community where anyone could come and ask any question about anything. I am pleased to announce my weekly Q&A is coming back but in a new time and place. Now it will be every Thursday at 6pm UTC (6pm UK, 7pm Europe, 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern), starting this week. You can join each weekly session at http://www.jonobacon.org/live/ You are welcome to ask questions about: Community management, leadership, and how to build fun and productive communities. XPRIZE, our work there, and how we solve the…
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  • Links for 2014-07-24

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    24 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    mariusaeriksen/heapster Heapster provides an agent library to do heap profiling for JVM processes with output compatible with Google perftools. The goal of Heapster is to be able to do meaningful (sampled) heap profiling in a production setting. Used by Twitter in production, apparently. (tags: heap monitoring memory jvm java performance) The Network is Reliable – ACM Queue Peter Bailis and Kyle Kingsbury accumulate a comprehensive, informal survey of real-world network failures observed in production. I remember that April 2011 EBS outage… (tags: ec2 aws networking outages…
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    23 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    This tree produces 40 different types of fruit An art professor from Syracuse University in the US, Van Aken grew up on a family farm before pursuing a career as an artist, and has combined his knowledge of the two to develop his incredible Tree of 40 Fruit.  In 2008, Van Aken learned that an orchard at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station was about to be shut down due to a lack of funding. This single orchard grew a great number of heirloom, antique, and native varieties of stone fruit, and some of these were 150 to 200 years old. To lose this orchard would render many of…
  • Links for 2014-07-22

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    22 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Metrics-Driven Development we believe MDD is equal parts engineering technique and cultural process. It separates the notion of monitoring from its traditional position of exclusivity as an operations thing and places it more appropriately next to its peers as an engineering process. Provided access to real-time production metrics relevant to them individually, both software engineers and operations engineers can validate hypotheses, assess problems, implement solutions, and improve future designs. Broken down into the following principles: ‘Instrumentation-as-Code’, ‘Single…
  • Links for 2014-07-21

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    21 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Google’s mighty mess-up on ‘right to be forgotten’ – Independent.ie In this context, the search giant says that it has “a team of people reviewing each application individually”. Really? Did this team of people decide that redacting links to an article reporting a criminal conviction was consistent with an individual’s right to privacy and ‘right to be forgotten’? Either Google is deliberately letting egregious errors through to try and bait journalists and freedom of expression activists into protesting or its system at vetting…
  • Links for 2014-07-18

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    18 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Postman – REST Client a Chrome extension to aid working with REST APIs. Formats XML and JSON responses, supports file uploads, key/value editors, autocomplete, open source under ASL2 (tags: open-source chrome extensions browser postman rest hateoas api xml json web-services via:eonnen) dgryski/go-gk A Go implementation of Greenwald-Khanna streaming quantiles: http://infolab.stanford.edu/~datar/courses/cs361a/papers/quantiles.pdf – ‘a new online algorithm for computing approximate quantile summaries of very large data sequences with a worst-case space requirement of O(1/e log…
 
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  • Standardized Open Source Products are the Key to Unlocking the Lock-in Trap

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Mårten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, argues that when companies lock in to their own design and customizations, it’s as harmful as when they lock in to a vendor. Mickos explains why he thinks using standardized open source products is the best way to avoid both types of lock-in.  Mårten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, argues that when companies lock in to their own design and customizations, it’s as harmful as when they lock in to a vendor. Mickos explains why he thinks using standardized open source products is the best way to avoid both types of lock-in. Read more at…
  • An Interview with Karen Sandler (Model View Culture)

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Over at Model View Culture, Adam Saunders interviews Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) and formerly the executive director of the GNOME Foundation. Sandler talks about SFC, the Outreach Program for Women, as well as being a cyborg: "I was diagnosed with a heart condition and needed a pacemaker/defibrillator, and none of the device manufacturers would let me see the source code that was to be literally sewn... Over at Model View Culture, Adam Saunders interviews Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) and formerly…
  • Tails Linux Still at Risk Despite Security Fixes

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Researchers aim to prove a point "that no software is infallible" by finding bugs in a privacy Linux distribution favored by Edward Snowden. Researchers aim to prove a point "that no software is infallible" by finding bugs in a privacy Linux distribution favored by Edward Snowden. Read more at eWeek
  • Oracle Linux 7 Released

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Another of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) rebuilds has released its version of RHEL 7: Oracle Linux 7 for x86_64 is now available. It does add some features, including DTrace, Ksplice, and Xen. More information can be found in the release notes. Another of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) rebuilds has released its version of RHEL 7: Oracle Linux 7 for x86_64 is now available. It does add some features, including DTrace, Ksplice, and Xen. More information can be found in the release notes. Read more at LWN
  • GOG.com Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    GOG.com has officially started rolling out their Linux support and the first batch of Linux-compatible, DRM-free games are available today... GOG.com has officially started rolling out their Linux support and the first batch of Linux-compatible, DRM-free games are available today... Read more at Phoronix
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  • Fedora 21 delayed three weeks

    jake
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    At yesterday's Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) meeting, the release of Fedora 21 was delayed by three weeks (FESCo ticket), with the final release now scheduled for November 4. There are some problems with "test composes" of the release (creating test ISO images) that mean the deadline for the alpha release would be missed. The original plan was to delay for two weeks, but that put the freeze just before the Flock conference, so it was decided to push out an additional week.
  • An Interview with Karen Sandler (Model View Culture)

    jake
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Over at Model View Culture, Adam Saunders interviews Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) and formerly the executive director of the GNOME Foundation. Sandler talks about SFC, the Outreach Program for Women, as well as being a cyborg: "I was diagnosed with a heart condition and needed a pacemaker/defibrillator, and none of the device manufacturers would let me see the source code that was to be literally sewn into my body and connected to my heart. My life relies on the proper functioning of software every day, and I have no confidence that it will. The…
  • Security updates for Thursday

    jake
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    CentOS has updated httpd (C7; C6; C5: multiple vulnerabilities). Debian has updated iceweasel (multiple vulnerabilities) and openjdk-7 (multiple vulnerabilities). Fedora has updated firefox (F20: multiple vulnerabilities). Oracle has updated dovecot (OL7: denial of service), firefox (OL7; OL7; OL5: multiple vulnerabilities), gnutls (OL7: two vulnerabilities), httpd (OL7; OL6; OL5: multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.6.0-openjdk (OL7; OL7: multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.7.0-openjdk (OL7; OL7: multiple vulnerabilities), json-c (OL7: two denial of service flaws), kernel (OL7; OL6: two privilege…
  • Oracle Linux 7 released

    jake
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Another of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) rebuilds has released its version of RHEL 7: Oracle Linux 7 for x86_64 is now available. It does add some features, including DTrace, Ksplice, and Xen. More information can be found in the release notes.
  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 24, 2014

    corbet
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:44 pm
    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 24, 2014 is available.
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  • PHP 5.5.15 Officially Released

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    PHP 5.5.15, an HTML-embedded scripting language with syntax borrowed from C, Java, and Perl, with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown in, has been released and it’s now available for download.The PHP 5.x branch includes a new OOP model based on the Zend Engine, a new extension for improved MySQL support, built-in native support for SQLite, and many more features.The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.15. This release fixes several bugs agains... (read more)
  • Canonical Closes acpi-support Exploit in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Canonical revealed details in a security notice about an acpi-support vulnerability in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system that has been found and corrected.The Ubuntu developers have closed an acpi-support exploit, and users should update their system in order to correct the problem.According to the security notice, “CESG discovered that acpi-support incorrectly handled certain privileged operations when checking for power management daemons. A local attacker could use ... (read more)
  • Google Chrome 37 Beta Brings Back Sign In and Sign Out in App Launcher

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    The Beta branch of Google Chrome, a browser built on the Blink layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, has been updated by the developers. Google Chrome usually features three distinct branches: Dev, Beta, and Stable. The Beta releases are now catching up to the rest of the versions, which already got substantial upgrades. According to the changelog, the inner viewport container layer on SetViewportSize has been resized, the Sign in and Sign out options are... (read more)
  • LibreOffice 4.2.6 RC2 Now Ready for Testing

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Document Foundation has announced that the second Release Candidate version of LibreOffice 4.2.6 is now available for download and that users can test it. The developers from The Document Foundation have multiple builds and they are used on various purposes. In this case, the 4.2.x branch of LibreOffice is used more for its stability and long life. If you want something that's more advanced, you can try the 4.3.x branch, which is also in development. According to the changelog, a missing... (read more)
  • Organize Your Digital Collection with Data Crow 4.0

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Data Crow, a media cataloger and organizer that can be used to manage all your collections in one product, is now at version 4.0. Data Crow is an application that allows users to create a huge database containing all the possible collectibles and to take advantage of the online services to retrieve the information at will. According to the changelog, a new client-server mode has been added, a full standalone application server is now available, the Audio CD module and the Music Album module ... (read more)
 
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  • GOG.com now supports Linux

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    A while ago, we've announced our plans to add Linux support as one of the features of our digital platform, with 100 games on the launch day sometime this fall. We've put much time and effort into this project and now we've found ourselves with over 50 titles, classic and new, prepared for distribution, site infrastructure ready, support team trained and standing by, and absolutely no reason to wait until October or November. We're still aiming to have at least 100 Linux games in the coming months, but we've decided not to delay the launch just for the sake of having a nice-looking number to…
  • The bottomless money pit that is Windows Phone

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:26 am
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that his company will amalgamate all major versions of Windows into one operating system. Speaking on the company's quarterly earnings call today, Nadella told analysts Microsoft will "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system." Describing the implications of the change, Nadella said "this means one operating system that covers all screen sizes." Not exactly news, but it's good to have it explicitly out in the open like this. And if they're going to want to keep focusing on…
  • Xiaomi's Hugo Barra: we're not an Apple rip-off

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:47 am
    Yesterday, former Google-executive Hugo Barra, now Xiaomi's global vice president, had a talk with The Verge. Barra is only a year into his job as leader of Mi's internationalization efforts, but he's already "sick and tired" of hearing his company derided as an Apple copycat. He sees Mi as "an incredibly innovative company" that never stops trying to improve and refine its designs, and the allegations of it copying Apple are "sweeping sensationalist statements because they have nothing better to talk about." This morning, John Gruber: Scroll down on the Mi 3 "features" page and you'll see…
  • 'iOS: About diagnostic capabilities'

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    Update: Zdziarski put up a more detailed response. Apple responded to the backdoor story. Each of these diagnostic capabilities requires the user to have unlocked their device and agreed to trust another computer. Any data transmitted between the iOS device and trusted computer is encrypted with keys not shared with Apple. For users who have enabled iTunes Wi-Fi Sync on a trusted computer, these services may also be accessed wirelessly by that computer. Zdziarski, the author of the article that started this all, is not impressed. I don’t buy for a minute that these services are intended…
  • No Man's Sky: a vast game crafted by algorithms

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    No Man's Sky is a video game quite unlike any other. Developed for Sony's PlayStation 4 by an improbably small team (the original four-person crew has grown only to 10 in recent months) at Hello Games, an independent studio in the south of England, it's a game that presents a traversable universe in which every rock, flower, tree, creature, and planet has been "procedurally generated" to create a vast and diverse play area. "We are attempting to do things that haven't been done before," says Murray. "No game has made it possible to fly down to a planet, and for it to be planet-sized, and…
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  • Raspberry Pi Model B+ review – a new evolution

    Rianne Schestowitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Over the past two years we’ve come to really grow fond of the design of the Raspberry Pi. It’s almost iconic in a way, and we don’t think we’re the only ones to believe this: as you can have see with the Banana Pi review on the previous page the layout is almost identical to the standard model B. With the brand new model B+, an enhanced version of the model B revision two, some of hardware has been relocated into a more logical and tidier layout. This is the first thing anyone will notice about the device and it’s probably got a lot to do with the new USB ports being very prominent…
  • Chromebooks Emerge as Major New Linux Force on Notebooks

    Rianne Schestowitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    The Linux faithful have mixed opinions on the success of Google's Linux- and Chrome browser based Chrome OS. The lightweight OS came along years after Fedora, Ubuntu and other Linux distros, and shares relatively little of their mainstream Linux codebase. Some dismiss it as a limited, browser-only platform -- a complaint often applied to Firefox OS -- while others warn that Google is co-opting and subjugating Linux, a process already begun with Android. read more
  • PHP 5.5.15 Officially Released

    Rianne Schestowitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    PHP 5.5.15, an HTML-embedded scripting language with syntax borrowed from C, Java, and Perl, with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown in, has been released and it’s now available for download. read more
  • Raspberry Pi-based signage player sips 7 Watts

    Rianne Schestowitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    TinyGreenPC launched a Raspberry Pi and Linux based digital signage player that runs on just 7 Watts, and offers optional WiFi and an OPS interface. The Pi Media Player is one of the most power-efficient signage players on the market, according to TinyGreenPC, a subsidiary of UK-based embedded manufacturer and distributor AndersDX. It helps that the 7 Watt, Raspian Linux-enabled signage player runs on a Raspberry Pi. read more
  • Dive in, penguins: Upstart builds Linux virtual SAN

    Rianne Schestowitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Three Bulgarian engineers who co-founded a firm called StorPool – which builds a virtual SAN using the aggregated storage of Linux KVM servers – are aiming to expand the reach of their three-year-old project. Boyan Ivanov, CEO, Boyan Krosnov, chief product officer, and Yank Yankulov, the chief tech officer, started the firm in November 2011 with $261,600 seed funding. In February this year they raised an undisclosed amount of cash in an A-round. We’d guess it’s in the $1m - $2.5m area. read more
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  • Benefits And Features Of PanPage CMS

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

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    21 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    It is sometimes said that there’s no magic bullet or method for successful search engine marketing. Undeniably, the objective is to get to the coveted number one position on the primary page of the search engines. We tend to accept this because there can be various ways to achieve good results in the search engines. There are unquestionably some practices you can put into action to help you acquire top results. As you put into action proper procedures, after a while you can expect to watch your SEO successes snowball. More experienced marketers from San Diego website design make use of…
  • Why Hire a SEO Company in Great Fort Collins?

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    18 Jun 2014 | 3:25 pm
    With each passing day, every company with an online presence is realizing the importance of opting for a high quality SEO firm. You should immediately enlist the services of a great Fort Collins SEO company in Colorado in case you are attempting to optimize your blog or website and making it rank well in search engines like Bing, Google and Yahoo. A professional SEO company with necessary experience and skills and help you get top ranks in the search engine results pages and provide your brand or company with greater visibility. Benefits of Hiring a Professional SEO Company A high-quality…
  • Legitimate Data entry work

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    16 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    There are several legitimate data entry works and many sorts of home programs available and one can gain a consistent income with this sort of work from home job opportunity which will be a kind of easy typing services. There are many reasons behind people prefer home jobs rather than opting for a full-time employment. Especially for women the basic reason behind such reasons is to take care of their children. There are also person who are looking for some part time jobs to do it after their working hours in order to earn extra income for meeting up their needs. But with the introduction of…
  • Achieve Internet Marketing Success Thanks To This Article

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    10 May 2014 | 4:38 am
    There is nothing that compares to being your own boss, setting your own hours, running your own business and having unlimited potential for profit. This can be done via Internet marketing. The following tips will help you gain business. If you’re looking for Internet marketing advice, do not forget to check under a wide array of keywords and search terms in order to find it. “Internet marketing” is not the only phrase you’ll find advice under. Try Houston SEO Expert, Internet business tips, and other related phrases and words to find more information. Create your URLs,…
 
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  • April-June, 2014 Status Report

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    The April-June, 2014 Status Report is now available with 24 entries.
  • FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE Available

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 9.3. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.
  • FreeBSD 9.2 EoL pushed back

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    To facilitate the upgrade process from FreeBSD 9.1 and 9.2 to FreeBSD 9.3, the EoL date for FreeBSD 9.2 has been pushed back to December 31, 2014.
  • New Core Team Secretary: Matthew Seaman

    9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    The FreeBSD Core Team is glad to announce that Matthew Seaman has assumed the role of Core Team Secretary.
  • New FreeBSD Core Team elected

    9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce the completion of the 2014 Core Team election. The FreeBSD Core Team acts as the project's "board of directors" and is responsible for approving new src committers, resolving disputes between developers, appointing sub-committees for specific purposes (security officer, release engineering, port managers, webmaster, etc ...), and making any other administrative or policy decisions as needed. The Core Team has been elected by FreeBSD developers every two years since 2000.
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  • g2k14: Landry Breuil on Taming Mozilla

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:54 am
    As is now an habit, i had made zero plans for this hackathon, i had some unfinished stuff lying around, and no real big task ahead. Firefox 31 betas were already working for me, and only needed actual testing. Read more...
  • Minimalist HTTP Daemon Activated in Base

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:32 am
    Reyk Flöter (reyk@) recently committed the rc(8) glue to make his forked-from-relayd http server usable: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: reyk@cvs.openbsd.org 2014/07/22 11:37:16 Modified files: usr.sbin : Makefile etc : Makefile changelist rc.conf Added files: etc/rc.d : httpd Log message: Enable httpd(8) in the builds to get more testing, feedback and improvements. It is not "finished" but serves static files. ok deraadt@ Read more...
  • Interview: Brent Cook Talks About Porting LibreSSL

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    Undeadly was able to get a few minutes of time with Brent Cook (bcook@), who worked on the official LibreSSL port: Undeadly: Tell us about yourself; who are you, and how did you get involved with the LibreSSL porting effort? bcook@: My name is Brent Cook. I'm a generalist programmer by day, mostly working on low-level system stuff. I'm also a code performance junky, and I also play piano and saxophone, gigging occasionally around Austin, TX. Read more...
  • g2k14: Matthieu Herrb on Bringing X Forward

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Matthieu Herrb (matthieu@), who is the mad Frenchman who maintains Xenocara, writes in to share his g2k14 experience: My main projects (multitouch, dhcpv6) didn't make any progress as I was distracted into X sets tweaks at the request of a few other hackers. Read more...
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  • I-Nex 7.2.1 (GTK Hardware Utility)

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    I-Nex 7.2.1 (GTK Hardware Utility)I-Nex is an application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z. I-Nex can display information for the following components: CPU, GPU, Motherboard, Sound, Hard disks, RAM, Network and USB as well as some system info like the hostname, Linux distribution and version, Xorg, GCC, GLX versions and Linux Kernel info. Besides being able to display hardware information, I-Nex can also generate an advanced report for which you can select what to include…
  • KKEdit 0.2.1 (GTK Text Editor)

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    KKEdit 0.2.1 (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: Example. New Project. File Browser. !!! IMPORTANT !!! Plugin system has changed, if you have made a lugin see the example that is included, you WILL need to recompile your plugin. Please see the in built help for details on how to interact with created documentation. Doxygen support is still being added…
  • Conky Sentinel 1.6 (Screenlet)

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    Conky Sentinel 1.6 (Screenlet) 4500 downloads! Thanks guys for the support! Conky Sentinel by Tuxkernel Based in Mech-Tex 1000 SuperKaramba Theme by Scibior http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Mech-Tex+1000?content=34216 Based in Legacy Conky by *UBUNTICO http://malbzamora.deviantart.com/art/Legacy-Conky-190498842 Watch Conky Sentinel v1.6 in action and play in HD (Youtube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGpeNUAL95w Installation: 1.- Open a Terminal (Applications-Accesories-Terminal) and type: sudo apt-get install conky-all lm-sensors hddtemp 2.- Download and unzip Conky Sentinel theme 3.-…
  • Wallpaper manager 2.0.8.4-3 (Nautilus Script)

    19 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Wallpaper manager 2.0.8.4-3 (Nautilus Script) On deb package, all language, . Links below The deb package, compile in /usr/bin, but use $HOME/.wallpaper_manager, to data files Install with gdebi-gtk, or from terminal: sudo dpkg -i wallpaper-manager_2.0.8.4-3_all.deb && sudo apt-get -f install You can install from the ppa by this commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:baitsart/wallpaper-manager sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wallpaper-manager But from ppa, is only in english, and doesnt have (Video wallpaper, dependencies) , because is not compatible to launchpad.net, you can…
  • GParted 0.19.1 (GTK Other Utility)

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    GParted 0.19.1 (GTK Other Utility)GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions. GParted enables you to resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss. For a detailed list of features see: http://gparted.org/features.phpchangelog:This release of GParted includes a critical bug fix for a potential crash. The crash is rare, but if the crash happens while applying operations then data loss might occur. Also included are language translation updates. Key changes include: * Prevent crash caused by cross thread write after free in _OnReadable()[read more]job…
 
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  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    SpeedyFox is a free portable software available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The developers of SpeedyFox claims to boost performance of Firefox, Chrome, third-party web browsers built on them and more. SpeedyFox eliminates fragmentation and compresses the databases to optimize applications it supports. Without much adieu, let’s see how this portable application works and if it really live up to its expectations. SpeedyFox Review Introduction In the big world of web browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the most popular browsers. They give the best web browsing…
  • How To Install iOS Update On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:23 pm
    iOS 7.1.2 update is now available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. When a new iOS update releases, people who are new to the iOS world, wonders how to install iOS update. So, here we are with a simple tutorial that will help you out. There are three ways to install iOS update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device. The easiest way is to install iOS update via over-the-air (OTA). The next procedure allows you to install update using iTunes. This is useful if you fail to install the update via OTA. The third method involves using a IPSW file to update your…
  • Download iOS 7.1.2 Update For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Apple released a new update for all compatible iOS devices. iOS 7.1.2 is now available for download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iOS 7.1.2 is the second minor update to iOS 7.1. It comes after more than two months of iOS 7.1.1 release. The latest iOS update brings with it bug fixes and security updates. The official change log highlights fixes for iBeacon, data transfer and mail attachment encryption. iOS 7.1.2 Update Change log The latest update improves iBeacon connectivity and stability. Fixes a bug related to data transfer for third-party accessories and bar code scanners. iOS…
  • Windows 9 May Be Offered As Free Upgrade For Windows 8.1 Users

    SK Mezanul Haque
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The websphere is buzzing aloud with the rumor that Microsoft may offer the next version of Windows, Windows 9 as a free upgrade (or at a discounted price) for Windows 8.1 Update 2 consumers. Although nothing is announced officially but according to WZOR (a Russian group which is popular for leaks related to Microsoft products), Windows 9 may be released as free upgrade. This move (if Microsoft makes) may be similar to what its competitor Apple has adopted. The move makes sense in the present scenario of release and distribution of operating systems. Almost all competitors is now offering…
  • How To Find Out If My Windows 8.1 Is Running Windows 8.1 Update 1

    SK Mezanul Haque
    14 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    Microsoft for Patch Tuesday this month released 66 patches. Most of these patches are for Internet Explorer. It fixes a lot of undisclosed security issues in the web browser. But you may not receive this update if you don’t have Windows 8.1 Update 1 installed on Windows 8.1. Microsoft always delivers security patches and bug fixes via Windows Update. Good way to keep Windows updated but not for everyone especially Windows 8 or 8.1 users. They may be missing the updates if they don’t have Windows 8.1 Update installed. Microsoft already warned 8.x users saying they will not receive…
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  • What will the next storage technology be?

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Since the first time some boffin wrapped a couple of wires around a magnetic coil and discovered it could hold information most of of our storage for computer bits, nibbles, bytes and beyond has been of the magnetic variety.   It has grown from ferrite cores wrapped in wire to magnetic platte...
  • We live in a multicultural computing world

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    I have been involved with computers since before Mr. Gates acquired the beginnings of windows. At that time there were no such things as floppy disks and my first computer used the same technology as audio casettes to load and save programs. Fast forward to today and we carry around in our pockets c...
  • Luke can now use the force, just not the force you think.

    13 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    As a person who has grown up with StarWars I have always been fascinated with this mysterious force that everyone seems to have. Except the storm troopers, they could use some of that force to improve their aim.   I remember that I quite often tried to bring out the force in me and move thing...
  • Alarming change in Android app permissions

    10 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    I have just recently had a spate of updates for several programs in my Android devices. Of those changes many of them are for permission changes. Normally they are not real important changes and I always check to see what those changes entail.   However, one permission that several programs w...
  • Don't push my buttons, stroke and touch me instead.

    5 May 2014 | 11:47 pm
    If you are thinking anything other than controlling a computing device then maybe you are reading the wrong web site :) Seriously though, since the dawn of computing it has all been about pushing buttons or flicking switches. Actually buttons are just a different way of activating switches.   ...
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  • Zorin OS 9 - a step forward for Windows migrants

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Linux notes from DarkDuck has closely followed the development of Zorin OS for a long time now. The first review was for Zorin OS 4, and since then it seems like I haven't missed any new release. I also interviewed Artyom Zorin, the leader of the distribution.Even though I don't do reviews en masse now, I felt I had to write a review of Zorin OS 9, which was released in July 2014, just few days ago.I downloaded the version Zorin OS 9 32-bit Core. It is about 1.3 GB in size, which means you either need a DVD or a USB stick with >1GB capacity to get this ISO working.Unfortunately, I wasn't…
  • Contest for Zorin OS lovers

    19 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    You probably remember a contest that ran about two years ago. It was dedicated to Zorin OS 6. A new release of Zorin OS 9 has been released only few days ago, that is why it is time for yet another contest, isn't it?Let's Do It!Just to refresh your memories, here are the rules.This contest is organised together by Zorin OS team, Linux notes from DarkDuck and Buy Linux CDs. Who can participate?Everyone with a passion for Linux, and with some writing skills. If you're good enough to compose a short e-mail to your friend, then you're ready for the contest. What you need to…
  • Linux Mint 17 Xfce quick screenshot tour

    26 Jun 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Linux Mint team produces a number of distributions. Of course, the most famous of them are based on Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments.However, KDE- and Xfce-based versions of Linux Mint also find their fans.Linux Mint 17 Xfce was released today. Let's look at what it offer to the user. This is not going to be a full-blown review, rather a quick screenshot tour in the Live session.Let's go!When booted, Linux Mint 17 Xfce lands you on the screen very similar to Cinnamon or MATE edition. The same desktop wallpaper is shared across all of them. However, Xfce roots are visible straight away…
  • How to enable spell-checking in different languages in Pidgin in Linux

    23 Jun 2014 | 4:02 pm
    If you are a person who speaks different languages, you are very likely to end up having friends in different parts of the world that you need to communicate with. The modern technological world gives you a good way of doing so using various instant messaging protocols.Pidgin is a free open source application that allows you to communicate through different protocols. I believe it covers most of the protocols currently known in the world. Some of these protocols are available out of the box, others are available through additional plugins.I have previously written a guest post on Linuxaria's…
  • How Handy HandyLinux Is?

    26 May 2014 | 4:23 pm
    I haven't written reviews for Linux distributions for a while. I think the last review I've done was about OpenSuSE 12.3 about a year ago, but it was a rather short article. The last full-blown review from DarkDuck was SLAX 7.0 in January 2013.However, I have received a request to make a review, and I simply could not say "no".We will discuss HandyLinux today. This is an operating system released by a French community, but targeted to worldwide use. You can download the English release from here - please be sure to select the file *-l10n-*, otherwise you get a French edition.So, I downloaded…
 
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    Ubuntu Musings

  • Open source alternatives to web apps: ownCloud Calendar

    Scott Nesbitt
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    App: Calendar Replaces: Google Calendar, Yahoo! Calendar, Zoho Calendar A calendar is more than just something that you use to mark off the days until the weekend. It’s also a powerful tool for keeping organized and keeping track of your appointments and more. One of the apps built into ownCloud is a calendar. While it’s quite simple, it’s also quite flexible. And, if your needs are fairly simple, it’s a great alternative to the popular web-based calendar tools out there. The great thing about ownCloud Calendar is that it’s easy to set up and use. It packs just…
  • My interview with My Linux Rig

    Scott Nesbitt
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    One of my favourite reads is Steven Ovadia’s My Linux Rig site. Steven interviews Linux users of all stripes about what they use. And, more importantly, why. The interviews are always interesting, and they allow me to indulge in some tech voyeurism. In May, Steven approached me out of the blue and asked me to do an interview for the site. Here it is. Enjoy. Related posts: Blog posts, now with more Creative Commons An interview with Adam Hyde of FLOSS Manuals Weighing a tablet against a PMP
  • Where I’ve been this last little while

    Scott Nesbitt
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:23 am
    The fives of you who read this blog have probably noticed that there haven’t been many updates recently. That’s not because I’m abandoning this blog. Far from it — I have several posts in various stages of completion which I’m hoping to schedule in the next couple of weeks. But as you might have guessed from the logo to the right, I recently started volunteering as a Community Moderator with Opensource.com. Just about all of my recent writing about free and open source software (and the issues and ideas around it) has been for that site. It’s been…
  • A few links of interest

    Scott Nesbitt
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:38 am
    A look at three easy-to-use and set up Linux alternatives for Windows XP users who don’t want a new computer How to take screenshots from the command line Using Peppermint 4 to breathe new life into a netbook Don’t think the command line can be fun? Then you should check out these 20 amusing Linux commands 12 good examples showing how to use scp to transfer files Related posts: Blog posts, now with more Creative Commons A few links of interest A few links of interest
  • Open source alternatives to web apps: ownCloud News

    Scott Nesbitt
    29 May 2014 | 4:24 am
    App: News Replaces: goRead, The Old Reader, Feedreader It’s been almost a year since Google Reader was shut down. Believe it or not, I still hear people whining about that. It’s not that they didn’t have advanced warning and time to find an alternative … And there are alternatives out there. Some of them existed alongside Google Reader, while others sprang up in the wake of the announcement that the plug would be pulled on Reader. If you use ownCloud (a web-based open source file storage and sync tool), you can easily host your own RSS reader. How? By using…
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  • GOG.com Linux Support Arrives, 50+ Games Available DRM Free

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Say goodbye to your productivity: GOG.com has just made a stash of 50 classic PC games available on Linux. The post GOG.com Linux Support Arrives, 50+ Games Available DRM Free first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Firefox 31 Arrives With New Tab Search Box and Malware Scanning

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    A new stable release of Mozilla Firefox, version 31, has been made available for download, and contains a modest set of changes. The post Firefox 31 Arrives With New Tab Search Box and Malware Scanning first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • The Native Dropbox Linux Client Debuts New Qt Interface

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    The latest experimental build of the native Dropbox Linux client has debuted with an all new Qt interface. The post The Native Dropbox Linux Client Debuts New Qt Interface first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Linus Torvalds’ Workspace Is Nothing Like I Imagined (Video)

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    If you've ever found yourself wondering what sort of workspace environment the creator of Linux works from, it's your lucky day. The post Linus Torvalds’ Workspace Is Nothing Like I Imagined (Video) first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Atraci Turns YouTube Into a Desktop Music Player for Linux

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    YouTube is one of the biggest libraries of music on the web, with an estimated 60 million songs covering virtually every genre, artist and album imaginable. Better yet, it works everywhere and is free.  Atraci is a new open-source desktop media player that takes YouTube’s huge database of music and uses some clever metadata matching through Last.fm and […] The post Atraci Turns YouTube Into a Desktop Music Player for Linux first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
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    Linux Stall

  • How to add taskbar in Ubuntu 14.04?

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

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

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

    Ayush Goyal
    18 Aug 2013 | 6:06 am
    We really enjoy the auto complete feature in bash but it would be great to have it with “yum”. Debian based Linux Users already have it. Red Hat based distros...
  • How to install Adobe Flash Player 11.2 on Fedora (17/18), CentOS/RHEL (5.8/6.3)

    Ayush Goyal
    5 Jan 2013 | 4:24 am
    Here we are going to tell you how to install Adobe Flash Player Plugin 11.2 on Fedora 18/17/16/15/14/13/12, CentOS 6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.8 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.8. Using YUM repository provided by...
 
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  • Release Management Work Week

    Benjamin Kerensa
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Team discussing goals Last week in Portland, Oregon, we had our second release management team work week of the year focusing on our goals and work ahead in Q3 of 2014. I was really excited to meet the new manager of the team, our new intern and two other team members I had not yet met. It was quite awesome to have the face-to-face time with the team to knock out some discussions and work that required the kind of collaboration that a work week offers. One thing I liked working on the most was discussing the current success of the Early Feedback Community Release Manager role I have had on…
  • Mozilla at Open Source Bridge

    Benjamin Kerensa
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Ben Kero, Firefox OS Talk at OSBridge 2013 This week Open Source Bridge will kick off in Portland and I’m extremely excited that Mozilla will once again be sponsoring this wonderful event. This will also mark my second year attending. To me, Open Source Bridge is the kind of conference that has a lot of great content while also having a small feel to it; where you feel like you can dive in and do some networking and attend many of the talks. This year, like previous years, Mozilla will have a number of speakers and attendees at Open Source Bridge and we will be giving out some swag in the…
  • Speaking at OSCON 2014

    Benjamin Kerensa
    5 Jun 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Mozillians at OSCON 2013 In July, I’m speaking at OSCON. But before that, I have some other events coming up including evangelizing Firefox OS at Open Source Bridge and co-organizing Community Leadership Summit. But back to OSCON; I’m really excited to speak at this event. This will be my second time speaking (I must not suck?) and this time I have a wonderful co-speaker Alex Lakatos who is coming in from Romania. For me, OSCON is a really special event because very literally it is perhaps the one place you can find a majority of the most brilliant minds in Open Source all at one…
  • On DRM and Firefox

    Benjamin Kerensa
    14 May 2014 | 10:48 pm
    There has been a lot of criticism of Mozilla’s decision to move forward in implementing W3C EME, a web standard that the standards body has been working on for some time. While it is understandable that many are upset and believe that Mozilla is not honoring its values, the truth is there really is no other decision Mozilla can make while continuing to compete with other browsers. The fact is, nearly 30% of Internet traffic today is Netflix, and Netflix is one of the content publishers pushing for this change along with other big names. If Mozilla were to choose not to implement this…
  • Unboxing The First Firefox OS Tablet

    Benjamin Kerensa
    2 May 2014 | 12:25 pm
    This is the clean little box the tablet comes in And let’s open the lid and see what’s inside… Look at that nice large display The back of the tablet is a soft matte feel so not slippery and has a camera This device comes with a special boot animation since its not a publicly available device yet. Second boot animation The familiar Firefox OS first boot screenLet’s get on the Wifi Setup the timezone Let’s begin the tablet tour Swipe lessonsMore swipe lessons And more swiping And tutorial complete now to play And that concludes this unboxing! Want to play with…
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    Dice News » Linux

  • From Linux Sys Admin to Programmer in 3 Easy Steps

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

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

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

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

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

    Ferdinand Thommes
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    One of the most disliked features of the early KDE SC 4 releases was the developers' attempt to establish the semantic desktop. The tools to further this goal are Nepomuk and Akonadi. While Nepomuk tries to interconnect meta data from different desktop applications, Akonadi is a service that stores and retrieves data from PIM applications […]Continue reading... The post KDE’s semantic desktop: Nepomuk vs. Baloo appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to create desktop shortcut or launcher on Linux How to start a program automatically in Linux desktop How to integrate Android…
  • What are useful online tools for Linux

    Adrien Brochard
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    As you know, GNU Linux is much more than just an OS. There is literally a whole sphere on the Internet dedicated to the penguin OS. If you read this post, you are probably inclined towards reading about Linux online. Among all the pages that you can find on the subject, there are a couple […]Continue reading... The post What are useful online tools for Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.
  • How to manage DigitalOcean VPS droplets from the command line on Linux

    Dan Nanni
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    DigitalOcean is one of the hottest new kids in the block in the cloud VPS hosting market. While not offering as comprehensive service portfolio as Amazon Web Services and the likes, DigitalOcean is already a strong contender for the best Linux-based cloud VPS service targeted at small businesses and developers, thanks to their competitive pricing […]Continue reading... The post How to manage DigitalOcean VPS droplets from the command line on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to sync Google Drive from the command line on Linux How to access Dropbox from the command line…
  • How to access SoundCloud from the command line in Linux

    Adrien Brochard
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you enjoy music streaming and originally-created sounds, you cannot have missed SoundCloud. Based in Germany, this cloud streaming service is now famous and well-established for any music adventurer. And naturally, as a Linux enthusiast, you might wonder how to join your passion for Linux with your love for music. As a solution, I advise […]Continue reading... The post How to access SoundCloud from the command line in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to sync Google Drive from the command line on Linux How to access Dropbox from the command line in Linux How to…
  • How to check RPM package dependencies on Fedora, CentOS or RHEL

    Dan Nanni
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    A typical RPM package on Red Hat-based systems requires all its dependent packages be installed to function properly. For end users, the complexity of such RPM dependency is hidden by package managers (e.g., yum or DNF) during package install/upgrade/removal process. However, if you are a sysadmin or a RPM maintainer, you need to be well-versed […]Continue reading... The post How to check RPM package dependencies on Fedora, CentOS or RHEL appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to list all files contained in a RPM package How to install RPM Fusion on Fedora or CentOS How to find…
 
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  • Kali Linux 1.0.7 kernel 3.14 install NVIDIA driver kernel Module CUDA and Pyrit – CUDA, Pyrit and Cpyrit-cuda

    blackMORE Ops
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:50 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day ....     In this guide, I will show how to install NVIDIA driver kernel Module CUDA, replace stock Pyrit, and install Cpyrit. The main problem with new Kali Linux 1.0.7 running Kernel 3.14 was that it broke Pyrit and cudaHashcat. When you try to run pyrit command, you get this error ERROR: could not insert […] The post Kali Linux 1.0.7 kernel 3.14 install NVIDIA driver kernel Module CUDA and Pyrit – CUDA, Pyrit and Cpyrit-cuda appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Kali Linux 1.0.7 kernel 3.14 – Install proprietary NVIDIA driver – NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver

    blackMORE Ops
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:25 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... This guide explains how to install proprietary “NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver” or NVIDIA driver on Kali Linux 1.0.7 kernel 3.14 system. The first part where you install NVIDIA Driver is very straight forward (well exactly same as before) but on the second part where you install NVIDIA CUDA driver, you get an error while running […] The post Kali Linux 1.0.7 kernel 3.14 – Install proprietary NVIDIA driver – NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Securing SSH with two factor authentication using Google Authenticator

    blackMORE Ops
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:18 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... Two-step verification (also known as Two-factor authentication, abbreviated to TFA) is a process involving two stages to verify the identity of an entity trying to access services in a computer or in a network. This is a special case of a multi-factor authentication which might involve only one of the three authentication factors (a knowledge […] The post Securing SSH with two factor authentication using Google Authenticator appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • kSar sar grapher – A Graphical interface for sysstat sar data

    blackMORE Ops
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:41 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... sysstat sar provides command line based monitoring data. Those who are new or migrating from Windows or MAC and used to the graphical output, it might get confusing and boring. Hence the development of kSar sar grapher. kSar sar grapher is a graphing tool that can graph for Linux, MAC and Solaris sar outputs. Using […] The post kSar sar grapher – A Graphical interface for sysstat sar data appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Kali Linux remote SSH – How to configure openSSH server

    blackMORE Ops
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:19 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for secure data communication, remote command-line login, remote command execution, and other secure network services between two networked computers. It connects, via a secure channel over an insecure network, a server and a client running SSH server and SSH client programs, respectively. The protocol specification distinguishes between […] The post Kali Linux remote SSH – How to configure openSSH server appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
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  • Xen hypervisor: Assign Virtual Disk to a Virtual Machine

    Siddharth Rana
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
      Dealing with  our daily admin tasks we face lot of requests where we need to assign virtual disks or additional disks to Virtual Machines running on Xen hypervisor .   Xen hypervisor have lot of “xm” commands that can be used to manage the functionality  of Xen VM’s .   As we know that we can use xm block-attach commands to attach a new virtual disks to Xen VM .We have similar situation  here ,we need to add new disk via SAN storage to add on a VM ( either new disk or we can also use that virtual disk to append to existing filesystem via…
  • How to configure chroot SFTP in Linux

    Pradeep Kumar
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    There are some scenario where system admin wants only few users should be  allowed to transfer files to Linux boxes not ssh. We can achieve this by setting up SFTP in chroot environment. Background of SFTP & chroot : SFTP stands for SSH File Transfer protocol or Secure File Transfer Protocol. SFTP provides file access, file transfer, and file management functionalities over any reliable data stream. When we configure SFTP in chroot environment , then only allowed users will be limited to their home directory , or we can say allowed users will be in jail like environment where they…
  • BIND – DNS Server Interview Questions & Answers

    Pradeep Kumar
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    Q:1 What does BIND Stands for ? Ans:  BIND stands for Berkeley Internet Name Domain.   Q:2  What is DNS Server and its fundamentals ? Ans: The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical, distributed database. It stores information for mapping Internet host names to IP addresses and vice versa, mail routing information, and other data used by Internet applications. Clients look up information in the DNS by calling a resolver library, which sends queries to one or more name servers and interprets the responses. The BIND 9 software distribution contains a name server, named, and a…
  • How To Install & use Putty in Ubuntu Linux

    Pradeep Kumar
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    System Admins who had worked on Windows Operating system, surely they have used putty software to ssh UNIX like systems. When they are migrated to Ubuntu Desktop , they might require putty to manage their UNIX boxes. PuTTY is the most popular Windows SSH client. It supports flexible terminal setup, mid-session reconfiguration using Ctrl-rightclick, multiple X11 authentication protocols, and various other interesting things not provided by ssh in an xterm. In this article we will go through installations steps of putty in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.   Step:1 Issue the below Command to install Putty…
  • How To install FileZilla in Ubuntu 14.04

    Pradeep Kumar
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:35 pm
    FileZilla is a ftp client for both windows & linux operating system. It is a powerful client for plain FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). Some of the common features are listed below :   * Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)   * IPv6 support   * Available in more than 40 languages   * Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB   * Easy to use Site Manager and transfer queue   * Bookmarks   * Drag & drop support   * Speed limits   * Filename filters  …
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