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  • 15 aptitude Command Examples for Package Management in Linux

    The Geek Stuff
    Balakrishnan Mariyappan
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    For Debian based systems like Ubuntu, you can use aptitude command for package management from the command line. This article explains several aptitude command examples including the following: Install a specific version of a package Install multiple packages using pattern Search for a package using pattern Get packages under a section Don’t update a specific […] Read More: 15 aptitude Command Examples for Package Management in LinuxPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • 20 Linux Virtualization Interview Questions & Answers

    Linux Tutorials , Commands » Linux Tutorials , Commands
    Pradeep Kumar
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    Q:1 What is Virtualization ? Ans: Virtualization is a technique for creating virtual resources (rather than the actual) such as server, storage device, network  and Operating system. Virtualization is dis-associating the tight bond between software and hardware. Q:2 What are the different types of  Virtualization ? Ans: Virtualization can be used in different ways  and  can take many different forms. Some of them are listed below : Server Virtualization Network Virtualization Hardware virtualization Application virtualization Desktop virtualization User virtualization Q:3…
  • First Look at Google Domains

    Rude Otter
    James Bradach
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    A month and a half ago Google announced their new domain registration service, Google Domains. It's still in beta so you need an invitation code to try it out. Luckily, I received an invitation just a couple days ago and it even came with a free one-year standard domain registration.A quick search shows my domain is taken, but Google first suggests available alternative TLDs and then gets creative with the words and spelling (rudeseaotter, magicotter, magicseaotter).To test it out, and use my redeem my free registration, I just transferred a .COM domain I had registered with another pairNIC.
  • How to Add Multiple Routes in Linux Using ip Command Examples

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    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Apart from the default route, you can also configure additional routes. For example, your server you might have 2 interfaces (eth0 and eth1). By default, all the traffic is routed through interface eth0 irrespective of what IP address you have configured on eth1. To route the incoming and outgoing traffic through eth1, other than the […] Read More: How to Add Multiple Routes in Linux Using ip Command ExamplesPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to install Joomla on Ubuntu 14.04

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    Srijan Kishore
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    This document describes how to install and configure Joomla on Ubuntu 14.04. Joomla is an immensely popular and award-winning open source Content Management System (CMS) that enables users to build websites and create potent online applications in an unperturbed manner.
 
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  • Jimmy Kimmel Joins John Oliver In Explaining Net Neutrality

    Mike Masnick
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    A few months ago, John Oliver did an amazing job making net neutrality into a mainstream issue, by reducing it to its core element: that it's all about "preventing broadband provider fuckery." That was a great segment that truly went viral. But, still, the TV folks have remained pretty quiet on the issue. However, it appears that another late night comedian has jumped into the game as well, with Jimmy Kimmel doing a segment last week trying to explain the fast lane/slow lane issue in rather graphic…
  • Will the iPhone 6 drive some manufacturers out of the Android market?

    Jim Lynch
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    In today's Android roundup: The iPhone 6 may be the final nail in the coffin of some Android manufacturers. Plus: How to run Android apps in Ubuntu, and a review of Sony's Xperia Z3 phone.
  • How to install Joomla on Ubuntu 14.04

    Srijan Kishore
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    This document describes how to install and configure Joomla on Ubuntu 14.04. Joomla is an immensely popular and award-winning open source Content Management System (CMS) that enables users to build websites and create potent online applications in an unperturbed manner.
  • Ubuntu gets closer to debut in Meizu MX4 phone

    Eric Brown
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    The Ubuntu project announced a stable build for Ubuntu Touch phones, a week after Meizu tipped an Ubuntu version of the Meizu MX4 phone due in December.
  • Red Hat Set to Grow Thanks to Cloud and Containers

    Sean Michael Kerner
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:42 am
    "It's not just on the west coast of the U.S., across the board, people are really looking at containers," Whitehurst said.
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  • How to Speedup Linux Boot Process using Startpar Command Examples

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

    Koscica Dusko
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    To understand fuzzy logic, let us take a very simple example. Imagine a simple light bulb which has two states: light on and light off. We can mark the light off as false, and light on as true. This would be simple system that has two states and is described with George Boole’s logic. In […] Read More: Intro to Fuzzy Logic with C++ Fuzzy Set Calculator Example ProgramPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Use Python Regular Expressions to Parse a Text File (Practical Use Case Scenario with Python Reg-Ex Re Split Sub)

    Aaron Tabor
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In the past few articles in the Python series, we’ve learned a lot about working with regular expressions in Python. In this article, we’ll explain how we could use python regular expressions for a realistic task. We’ll do a step by step walk through on how we can build Python data structures from formatted flat […] Read More: How to Use Python Regular Expressions to Parse a Text File (Practical Use Case Scenario with Python Reg-Ex Re Split Sub)Purchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Add Multiple Routes in Linux Using ip Command Examples

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Apart from the default route, you can also configure additional routes. For example, your server you might have 2 interfaces (eth0 and eth1). By default, all the traffic is routed through interface eth0 irrespective of what IP address you have configured on eth1. To route the incoming and outgoing traffic through eth1, other than the […] Read More: How to Add Multiple Routes in Linux Using ip Command ExamplesPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • 15 aptitude Command Examples for Package Management in Linux

    Balakrishnan Mariyappan
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    For Debian based systems like Ubuntu, you can use aptitude command for package management from the command line. This article explains several aptitude command examples including the following: Install a specific version of a package Install multiple packages using pattern Search for a package using pattern Get packages under a section Don’t update a specific […] Read More: 15 aptitude Command Examples for Package Management in LinuxPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
 
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  • Ubuntu for Smartwatches?

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

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

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

    jono
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    I am a firm believer in building strong and empowered communities. We are in an age of a community management renaissance in which we are defining repeatable best practice that can be applied many different types of communities, whether internal to companies, external to volunteers, or a mix of both. The opportunity here is to grow large, well-managed, passionate communities, no matter what industry or area you work in. I have been working to further this growth in community management via my books, The Art of Community and Dealing With Disrespect, the Community Leadership Summit, the…
  • 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…
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  • LaKademy 2014

    sandroandrade
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    From August 27th to 30th, 2014, nearly sixteen KDE lovers met in the 2nd LaKademy - The KDE Latin America Summit. The sprint took place in the Free Software Competence Center (CCSL) at University of São Paulo (USP) in southeast Brazil. A little bit of history Since 2008, a bunch of initiatives have been taken towards the fostering and spreading of KDE community and technologies in Brazil and Latin America. Even though at a slow pace sometimes, such effort have yielded good results in disseminating the motivations and benefits of get involved in such a vibrant free software community, mainly…
  • Akademy Wednesday and Thursday Wrapup

    jriddell
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Akademy continues with hacking and BoF meetings. This wrapup meeting video covers sessions from Wednesday and Thursday including accessibility, release team, user information reporting, KDE applications websites, KDevelop and share-like-connect.
  • Akademy Tuesday Wrapup

    jriddell
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    Akademy is in full swing here in Brno in the Czech Republic. The days are now filled with BoF sessions to discuss given topics and make decisions in person much faster than would be possible online. Here is the wrapup session from Tuesday which covered the outcomes from sessions on Solid, Plasma Media Centre, Inqlude, UI design, Frameworks and more.
  • Akademy 2014 Day 2 Talks

    jospoortvliet
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    It was a cloudy morning in Brno.... luckily not as hot as the first day. The traces of fun from last night kept many participants similarly subdued but they were soon woken up by a truly inspiring keynote by Cornelius Schumacher, our fresh former president of KDE e.V.! Akademy 2014 Group Photo, how many can you name? Keynote by Cornelius Cornelius opened by telling us he became a better person by participating in the KDE Community and wants to share with us why. He kicked off with a tale about his early days in KDE—one day he removed a folder from his code repository: the admin folder.
  • Akademy Award Winners 2014

    jriddell
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    The talks weekend at Akademy finished with the traditional announcing of the Akademy Awards, our recognition of the stars of KDE. The winners are selected by those who received the award the previous year. Winners for 2014 are: Application Award: Jean-Baptiste Mardelle for his work on Kdenlive, the leading video editing application which is now part of KDE. Non-application Award: Michael Pyne for eleven years of kdesrc-build and its previous incarnations kdecvs-build and kdesvn-build which makes it easy to compile all of KDE Software. Jury Award: Ben Cooksley for planning our systems and…
 
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    Network World Open Source Subnet

  • Even if the iPhone steals Android users, Google still wins

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    If Apple is to stem its smartphone market share decline, the company has to find new customers, and most of those customers are currently Android users. According to Comscore’s July 2014 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share report, it won’t matter to Google if Apple succeeds in putting the iPhone 6 in the hands of former Android users. These users will bring Google’s mobile ecosystem with them because switching apps will be too difficult. According to the Comscore report, Google’s ecosystem holds four of the top five smartphone apps, with Facebook holding the No. 1 spot. Google…
  • The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter: Cheap, hackable, and thoroughly awesome

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Drones are hot. The news stories on UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) keep coming thick and fast whether it’s a disaster such as a Dutch tourist crashing a drone into Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring or a victory such as the RCMP using a drone to find people who’ve got lost in the woods.Should you, yourself, wish to experiment with drones you have many choices but serious, hackable platforms tend to be pricey starting at $500+ (though, that said, the Parrot AR Drone, which retails for around $300, is the focus of lots of interesting hacking such as the SkyJack project).To…
  • Hubspot adds CRM, but it isn't changing course

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    The fervent followers of Hubspot’s inbound marketing approach shouldn’t assume that the company’s recent announcement of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system means the company is building software for sales boiler rooms like the one depicted in Glengarry Glen Ross. Hubspot’s CRM system isn’t like older CRM systems that are designed mainly to help salespeople close a sale, often times with the lack of subtlety of shouting in the calm of a library.Hubspot CEO and cofounder Brian Halligan has often derided the interruption of the cold call sales approach, promoting instead…
  • Fast guide to Google Go programming

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    Fast guide to Google Go programmingImage by Go gopher by Renee FrenchThe Go programming language is an open source programming language from Google that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. It's part of the programming language lineage that started with Tony Hoare's Communicating Sequential Processes and includes Occam, Erlang, Newsqueak, and Limbo. In the following 14 slides, we'll demonstrate some of the differentiating features of the language, including its extremely lightweight concurrency. The project currently has more than 500 contributors, led by Rob Pike,…
  • Federal IT Leaders Seek Support From Developers for EHR Adoption

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    The White House is appealing to developers to join the open source community working to expand adoption of interoperable digital health records through its Blue Button initiative.[ Press the Blue Button for Improved Customer Service ]Blue Button, administered by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) within the Department of Health and Human Services, allows consumers to obtain a digital copy of their health records through participating groups that administer patient data.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

  • Readers' Choice Awards 2014 Poll

    LJ Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Please take a few moments to cast your votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. more>>
  • Geolocation

    Reuven Lerner
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    There's an old saying in the real-estate business that the three most important things in a property are location, location and location. We can assume this is still true when it comes to real estate, but it also is increasingly true when it comes to Web applications. more>>
  • Give new life to old phones and tablets with these tips!

    Bill Childers
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    If you're like me (and you're a Linux Journal reader, so you may actually be like me), you probably rotate through your cell phones and/or tablets every couple years. These little devices are so convenient and have been consistently dropping in price, while their power continues to go up, so you may have a few older devices sitting in a drawer. more>>
  • Lucidchart

    Shawn Powers
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    I am a visual learner. When I try to teach something, I naturally like to use visual examples. That usually involves me working for hours to create flowcharts in Google Docs using the drawing program. Yes, it works, but it's a very cumbersome way to create a flowchart. Thankfully, I recently discovered Lucidchart. more>>
  • Non-Linux FOSS: AutoHotkey

    Shawn Powers
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Text expansion and hotkey automation are the sort of things you don't realize you need until you try them. Those of you who ever have played with system settings in order to change the function of a keystroke on you system understand the value of custom hotkeys. more>>
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  • Stuff That Matters

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

    Doc Searls
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    I started writing for Linux Journal as a contributing editor in 1996 (here's one piece), and went full-time 1998, not long before I began co-writing The Cluetrain Manifesto with Chris Locke, David Weinberger and more>>
  • Can We Stop Playing Card Games with Business?

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

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    The new SeaMicro SM15000 server is based on OpenStack, an open-source software cloud computing software platform that runs on Ubuntu, the Linux-based operating system. The product is a partnership between AMD and Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company.
  • Difference between revisions of "Wine"

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    Full description='''Wine lets you run Windows programs on GNU/Linux, OS X and BSD by reimplementing the Windows libraries.' '' Full description='''Wine lets you run Windows programs on GNU/Linux, OS X and BSD by reimplementing the Windows libraries.'
  • BSDNow Episode 055: The Promised WLAN

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Contributed by tbert on Fri Sep 19 06:44:38 2014 from the WLAN of milk and honey dept. In this episode of BSDNow , Kris and Allan go over the week's BSD odds and ends, including mention of an interesting article about using a Linux rescue image to bootstrap a headless OpenBSD installation on remote machines.
  • MagicSpam Announces 1.0.8 Release

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    ENP Newswire - 19 September 2014 Release date- 17092014 - VANCOUVER, BC - LinuxMagic is proud to announce the latest release of MagicSpam spam protection, version 1.0.8 today, which introduces a complete new user interface and new updated spam protection definitions. MagicSpam is the 'Simple to Buy, Simple to Install, Simple to Use' spam protection released as a standalone installable spam protection package for some of the world's most common email platforms and MTAs including Plesk, cPanel, MailEnable, Zimbra and more.
  • Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Paul Adolph from Netflix proposed a solution to Ubuntu developers : "Netflix will play with Chrome stable in 14.02 if NSS version 3.16.2 or greater is installed. If this version is generally installed across 14.02, Netflix would be able to make a change so users would no longer have to hack their User-Agent to play."
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  • Android Eyewear Uses Qualcomm VR Platform

    LinuxGizmos
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    ODG’s “R-7 Glasses” eyewear features augmented reality features based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 SoC and Android-based Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear. Osterhout Design Group (ODG), which calls itself a developer of “emerging and disruptive electro-optics and sensor-based technologies,” announced the R-7 Glasses eyewear computer in conjunction with Qualcomm’s announcement of...
  • Nvidia Rolls Out Second-Generation Maxwell GPUs

    insideHPC
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Nvidia has introduced the new GM204 GPU based on the second-generation of the Maxwell architecture. And while the device is designed for advanced gaming graphics, it also makes for a great CUDA development platform for HPC.The post Nvidia Rolls Out Second-Generation Maxwell GPUs appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Can Commercial Linux Gaming Succeed?

    Datamation
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    Linux games have always been one of the goals of free software.
  • Security Challenges for Cloud Environments

    ZDNet
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    The advent of virtualisation and cloud computing has eliminated physical bonds between users and IT infrastructure, leading to an entirely new set of IT security challenges for the enterprise.
  • Workload Deployment Tools for OpenStack

    OpenSource.com
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    This is the second part in a series of three articles surveying automation projects within OpenStack, explaining what they do, how they do it, and where they stand in development readiness and field usage. Previously, in part one, I covered cloud deployment tools that enable you to install/update OpenStack cloud on...
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    LinuxInsider

  • Android L Will Keep Your Secrets Safer

    Katherine Noyes
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Hard on the heels of increased security measures in Apple's newly released iOS 8, Google this week confirmed that encryption will be turned on by default in the next release of Android. Android has offered encryption for more than three years, and keys are not stored off the device, so they can't be shared with law enforcement, Google said. In the next Android release, encryption will be enabled by default. Like Apple's new measures, the heightened security planned for Android L is in part a reaction to the widespread privacy concerns.
  • Red Hat Slurps Up FeedHenry

    Katherine Noyes
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Red Hat on Thursday announced that it will acquire FeedHenry as part of a stepped-up initiative to support mobile application development. "Given the sheer number of mobile phones out there and the sheer adoption in the market at large of mobile technologies, our customers and prospects and target customer base are moving more and more toward mobile -- if not as a primary platform then as a major one for supporting enterprise applications," said Mike Piech, Red Hat's general manager for middleware.
  • Opera Sings for Linux Users, With Just a Few Sour Notes

    Jack M. Germain
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Opera offers an interesting alternative to the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers, but its recent Linux release leaves some room for improvement. Opera previously enjoyed a reputation as the go-to browser of choice for mobile environments. However, Opera Software, the developer, ignored Linux users for quite a long while until now. Opera's Version 12.16 is a very usable release -- but it is not without drawbacks. Perhaps its biggest accomplishment is creating a library of Firefox-like extensions.
  • PredictionIO's Simon Chan on Machine Learning by Devs for Devs

    Jack M. Germain
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    PredictionIO is building the MySQL of prediction. The young company recently released version 0.7.3 of its open source machine-learning server. Unlike typical prediction algorithms and open source libraries, PredictionIO is based on making machine learning available to software developers. Cofounder Simon Chan sees a gaping hole in open source tools to connect database programmers and software developers. The new project's goal is to make it easier and more reliable for devs to use their database content to create predictive features.
  • Is It Time to Cleave Linux in Two?

    Katherine Noyes
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Fires may be easy to start, but putting them out is a different matter. Case in point: the Systemd inferno. What started a few weeks ago as a relatively straightforward controversy over an oft-debated technology Visit the VMware Tech Center has now virtually blown up in Linux fans' faces. The latest flareup? None other than the suggestion that Linux be split in two. "I'd argue that to some degree it has already happened," began Google+ blogger Kevin O'Brien. "RHEL is very big in data centers, but who runs it as a desktop?"
 
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    LinuxSecurity.com - Latest News

  • OWASP Releases Latest App Sec Guide

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Advocates with the web application security consortium OWASP published the latest iteration of its Testing Guide this week. The guide, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is an informational manual designed to teach developers how to build and maintain secure applications in the face of ongoing threats.
  • TOR users become FBI's No.1 hacking target after legal power grab

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: The FBI wants greater authority to hack overseas computers, according to a law professor. A Department of Justice proposal to amend Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure would make it easier for domestic law enforcement to hack into the computers of people attempting to protect their anonymity on the internet.
  • Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Google is turning on data encryption by default in the next version of Android, a step that mirrors broad moves in the technology industry to ensure better data security.
  • Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: This is why she and her team built Qubes OS, a security-focused open source operating system based on Fedora that, in essence, assumes that bugs are everywhere. Instead of running one kernel, Qubes isolates all functions into separate virtual machines using the Xen hypervisor.
  • Encryption goof fixed in TorrentLocker file-locking malware

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: The developers of a type of malicious software that encrypts a computer's files and demands a ransom have fixed an error security experts said allowed files to be recovered without paying.
 
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    Toolinux

  • Forum PHP 2014, demandez le programme

    Toolinux
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Le programme du Forum PHP 2014 les 23 et 24 octobre au Beffroi de Montrouge est connu, avec les retours d'expérience de l'Express, lemonde.fr, MaisonsduMonde.com, CCM Benchmark, Bla Bla Car, Arte et VDM. - Evénements et séminaires
  • Journée de conférences dédiées à PostgreSQL et PostGIS le 25 septembre

    Toolinux
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Pour comprendre de quelle manière PostgreSQL s'impose désormais non seulement comme une alternative à Oracle mais aussi bientôt aux bases de type MongoDB, Dalibo et Oslandia organisent à Paris le 25 septembre 2014 une journée de conférences dédiée à PostgreSQL et PostGIS. - Evénements et séminaires
  • Citrix acquiert Virtual pour sécuriser son offre de virtualisation

    Toolinux
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Citrix annonce annonce l'acquisition de la start-up Virtual, qui propose actuellement la seule plateforme cloud sur le marché permettant la virtualisation au sein d'environnements iOS et Android. - Services
  • Acronis acquiert nScaled

    Toolinux
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Acronis a annoncé aujourd'hui l'acquisition de nScaled, fournisseur de solution de reprise d'activité après sinistre en tant que service, basé à San Francisco. - Logiciels
  • 72 % des entreprises ne font pas confiance au cloud ?

    Toolinux
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    L'impact économique d'une fuite de données a presque triplé sous l'effet de l'utilisation accrue des services Cloud, un phénomène désigné comme « l'effet multiplicateur du Cloud ». - Revue de presse
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    Yet Another Linux Blog

  • Netrunner – The Best Distro You’ve Barely Heard Of

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

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

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

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

  • Ubuntu for Smartwatches?

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

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

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

    jono
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    I am a firm believer in building strong and empowered communities. We are in an age of a community management renaissance in which we are defining repeatable best practice that can be applied many different types of communities, whether internal to companies, external to volunteers, or a mix of both. The opportunity here is to grow large, well-managed, passionate communities, no matter what industry or area you work in. I have been working to further this growth in community management via my books, The Art of Community and Dealing With Disrespect, the Community Leadership Summit, the…
  • 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…
 
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    taint.org: Justin Mason's Weblog

  • Links for 2014-09-19

    dailylinks
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Cassandra Summit Recap: Diagnosing Problems in Production Great runbook for C* ops (tags: cassandra ops storage) pcstat get page cache statistics for files. A common question when tuning databases and other IO-intensive applications is, “is Linux caching my data or not?” pcstat gets that information for you using the mincore(2) syscall. I wrote this is so that Apache Cassandra users can see if ssTables are being cached. (tags: linux page-cache caching go performance cassandra ops mincore fincore)
  • Links for 2014-09-18

    dailylinks
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    75% of domestic violence victims in US shelters were spied on by their abusers using spyware via Mikko Alex Payne — Thoughts On Five Years of Emerging Languages One could read the success of Go as an indictment of contemporary PLT, but I prefer to see it as a reminder of just how much language tooling matters. Perhaps even more critical, Go’s lean syntax, selective semantics, and cautiously-chosen feature set demonstrate the importance of a strong editorial voice in a language’s design and evolution. Having co-authored a book on Scala, it’s been painful to see systems programmers in…
  • Links for 2014-09-17

    dailylinks
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Texas Judge References ‘The Big Lebowski’ “The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is similarly suspicious of prior restraints,” wrote Justice Lehrmann in the decision highlighting a cornerstone that has “been reaffirmed time and again by the Supreme Court, this Court, Texas courts of appeals, legal treatises, and even popular culture.” That last reference to popular culture contained an interesting footnote citing none other than Walter Sobchak, a character in ['The Big Lebowski']. (tags: lebowski movies coen-brothers prior-restraint law supreme-court…
  • Links for 2014-09-16

    dailylinks
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    UK’s ICO spam regulator even more toothless now We appealed this decision, but on June 2014 the Upper Tribunal agreed with the First-tier Tribunal, cancelling our monetary penalty notice against Niebel and McNeish, and largely rendering our power to issue fines for breaches of PECR involving spam texts redundant. This is pretty terrible. The UK appears to have the weakest anti-spam regime in Europe due to the lack of powers given to ICO. (tags: ico anti-spam uk law regulation spam sms) Axel A nice curl/wget replacement which supports multi-TCP-connection downloads of HTTP/FTP resources.
  • Links for 2014-09-15

    dailylinks
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The State of ZFS on Linux Linux users familiar with other filesystems or ZFS users from other platforms will often ask whether ZFS on Linux (ZoL) is “stable”. The short answer is yes, depending on your definition of stable. The term stable itself is somewhat ambiguous. Oh dear. that’s not a good start. Good reference page, though (tags: zfs linux filesystems ops solaris) Screen time: Steve Jobs was a low tech parent “This is rule No. 1: There are no screens in the bedroom. Period. Ever.” (tags: screen-time kids children tv mobile technology life rules parenting) CausalImpact: A…
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    Software

  • Linus Torvalds and Others on Linux's Systemd

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Systemd has been widely adopted by Linux distributions, but many developers hate it. Systemd has been widely adopted by Linux distributions, but many developers hate it. Read more at Enterprise Open Source Toolkit
  • Wayland & Weston 1.6 Released

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    The latest quarterly update to Wayland and its Weston compositor are now available! Wayland/Weston 1.6.0 is another important milestone now crossed in delivering a next-generation Linux display experience... The latest quarterly update to Wayland and its Weston compositor are now available! Wayland/Weston 1.6.0 is another important milestone now crossed in delivering a next-generation Linux display experience... Read more at Phoronix
  • Can Commercial Linux Gaming Succeed?

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Linux games have always been one of the goals of free software. Linux games have always been one of the goals of free software. If game developers could only be persuaded to develop for Linux, the daydream goes, the operating system would start to gain serious market share. The last few years have lent hope to the dream, but the progress remains slow -- so slow, in fact, that its realization is starting to look questionable. The first large scale effort to sell Linux games commercially was Loki Software, which ported games like Civilization and Railway Tycoon around the turn of the…
  • 5 More Killer Features Windows 9 Should Steal from Linux

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Windows would legitimately be better if they stole these features. As Apple once said: “Redmond, start your photocopiers.” If the latest Windows 9 leaks are any indication, some of the operating system's coolest new features will look a lot like what Linux users already enjoy: Like the virtual desktops Linux users have had since the 90’s, and a centralized notification center like the one available in GNOME Shell. Windows 9 also looks like it'll co-opt Ubuntu’s vision of a single operating system interface that can run on all form factors, complete…
  • Google's Chrome Strategy Heads in New Directions, Draws Linux Comparisons

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS operating system are grabbing headlines this week for several reasons. As Susan reported here, Matt Hartley said recently, 'Anyone who believes Google isn't making a play for desktop users isn't paying attention.'  Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS operating system are grabbing headlines this week for several reasons. As Susan reported here, Matt Hartley said recently, 'Anyone who believes Google isn't making a play for desktop users isn't paying attention.' Hartley favors putting Linux in front of a lot of potential Chrome OS users, and says "I…
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    LWN.net

  • Wayland and Weston 1.6.0 released

    corbet
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    The version 1.6.0 releases of the Wayland display manager and Weston compositor are available. Wayland improvements include better error handling and an improved self-testing infrastructure. On the Weston side, they have made a number of xdg-shell protocol changes ("Yes, we broke it again since 1.5.0"), some keyboard repeat improvements, a switch to libinput by default, and more.
  • Friday's security advisories

    jake
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Debian has updated apt (regression in previous security update). Fedora has updated apache-poi (F20: two XML handling flaws), asterisk (F20; F19: denial of service), haproxy (F20: unspecified vulnerabilities), kernel (F20: three vulnerabilities), pdns-recursor (F20; F19: denial of service), polkit-qt (F20; F19: authorization bypass), and ReviewBoard (F19: two vulnerabilities). openSUSE has updated lua (code execution) and squid (denial of service).
  • Simply Secure announces itself

    jake
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    A new organization to "make security easy and fun" has announced itself in a blog post entitled "Why Hello, World!". Simply Secure is targeting the usability of security solutions: "If privacy and security aren’t easy and intuitive, they don’t work. Usability is key." The organization was started by Google and Dropbox; it also has the Open Technology Fund as one of its partners. "To build trust and ensure quality outcomes, one core component of our work will be public audits of interfaces and code. This will help validate the security and usability claims of the efforts we support. More…
  • Thursday's security advisories

    jake
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    Debian has updated icedove (two vulnerabilities) and libav (multiple unspecified vulnerabilities). openSUSE has updated curl (13.1, 12.3: two cookie-handling vulnerabilities). Oracle has updated automake (OL5: code execution from 2012), bind97 (OL5: three vulnerabilities, two from 2013), conga (OL5: multiple vulnerabilities some going back to 2012), krb5 (OL5: code execution), krb5 (OL5: multiple vulnerabilities, two from 2013), and nss, nspr (multiple vulnerabilities, one from 2013). SUSE has updated squid3 (SLE11SP3: denial of service).
  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 18, 2014

    corbet
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 18, 2014 is available.
 
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    Softpedia News > Linux

  • NVIDIA 343.22 Linux Driver Brings Support for GTX 970 and GTX 980

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:14 am
    NVIDIA has released a new Linux driver for its products and the developers have added support for the latest GPUs that were just announced. Unlike the support for the Windows platform, which usually consists of just a Stable and a Beta driver, the NVIDIA devs provide different branches for Linux. They are marked as Long Lived Branch, Short Lived Branch, Legacy, and Beta. The Long Lived branch gets updated less often and it's the one usually present in various repositories. It might be consid... (read more)
  • Velocibox Action Game to Arrive on Linux Soon

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Velocibox, a minimalistic action game developed and published by Shawn Beck, has been released on Steam and it will get a Linux version soon. Velocibox is described by the devs as a twitch-heavy action game crafted for the hardcore audience, and most of the users who have played it are saying that it's one of the hardest games ever made. According to the guys from Shawn Beck, players will have to flip, spin, and dodge their way through more than 70 deviously designed patterns. The informati... (read more)
  • GNOME Tweak Tool 3.14 RC1 Ditches Menubar

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    The release of GNOME Tweak Tool 3.14 RC1, a utility popular among users of the GNOME 3 desktop environment, has been announced by its developer. The GNOME Tweak Tool is better known by the users of Ubuntu as “Tweak Tool.” As you might expect, it's a very important tool for customizing how your Gnome 3 environment looks and behaves. It's no longer usable in Ubuntu systems, although you can still install it. Surprisingly enough, this is the first release in the new branch and the developers ha... (read more)
  • Mir and Unity 8 Status Update Arrives from Ubuntu Devs

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Canonical is also working on the Unity desktop environment and the Mir display server, alongside all the other projects. The devs have just released a small update to let us know what is happening on these fronts. Ubuntu developers may be focused on some important releases right now, like the upcoming Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) or the new Ubuntu Touch for mobile devices, but they are also involved in projects like Mir and Unity 8. The current generation of Ubuntu OSes uses the Unity 7 des... (read more)
  • Ozon OS "Hydrogen" Uses Custom Atom ES Shell and It's Based on Fedora 20 – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    Ozon OS, the new Linux distribution developed by Nitrux and Numix that's based on Fedora 20, has just received its first Alpha version. Ozon OS "Hydrogen" has been in the works for quite some time, and the distro was initially announced back in February. The system of choice for Ozon is now Fedora 20, but they are targeting Fedora 21 as the official base. There aren't too many distros based on Fedora and it will be a nice change to see a new one rise up. The devs’ aim is to create a gaming-o... (read more)
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    Prakash Advani's Blog

  • Tox: Secure and Open Source alternative to Skype

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

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

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

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

    Prakash Advani
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    At CloudOpen, a Linux Foundation tradeshow held in conjunction with LinuxCon, the Foundation announced that an online survey of open-source cloud professionals found OpenStack to be the most popular overall project. That wasn’t surprising. Although OpenStack is only four years old, the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud project is very popular with support from such industry giants HP, Red Hat, and VMware. What was somewhat surprising was that number two was Docker, the just-over-a-year old container technology. Read…
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    OSNews

  • The insane pace of Android

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Oh, right, there's an entirely new version of Android right around the corner. It could be days away, it could be weeks away. We're not totally sure what Google has planned for what is easily the most ambitious and promising update to the platform since Android 2.1. It's easy to forget that there's a whole new world right around the corner, because Android is in this seemingly constant state of change now. We have core apps updating on a regular and consistent bases, manufacturers pushing their apps to the Play Store in order to update them in a timely manner, and the beating heart of the…
  • Sony's Google Glass rival will go on sale by the end of March

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    With all the hype and interest in wearables these past few months, you'd think more companies would be looking to compete with Google's Glass headset, but up until now that hasn't really been the case. Sony teased an alternative to Google's gear in the form of a SmartEyeglass prototype first shown off at CES 2014, which aims to be as versatile as Glass while bettering it in some respects as well. The rather awkward-looking SmartEyeglass is peppered with sensors - there's an accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, ambient light sensor, and a 3-megapixel camera - and comes with a wire…
  • After Apple, Google also makes encryption default in Android L

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Two good pieces of news today. Both Apple and Google have announced that the most recent versions of their mobile operating systems will encrypt user data by default. Google: The next generation of Google's Android operating system, due for release next month, will encrypt data by default for the first time, the company said Thursday, raising yet another barrier to police gaining access to the troves of personal data typically kept on smartphones. Android has offered optional encryption on some devices since 2011, but security experts say few users have known how to turn on the feature. Now…
  • Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle's CEO

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Larry Ellison has agreed to step down as the chief executive officer at Oracle, ending one of the most entertaining and profitable runs for a leader in business history. Oracle announced Ellison's departure via a press release delivered on Thursday afternoon after the close of U.S. financial markets. The company said that Ellison will remain chairman of Oracle's board and take on the role of chief technology officer. Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, both presidents at Oracle, will each inherit the CEO title. Catz will remain as chief financial officer as well. The "master"mind behind the onerous and…
  • Google will publish addresses of Android devs in Play Store

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Google is set to institute a new policy in the Play Store, and it has some developers up in arms. A message in the developer console (seen below) has appeared asking developers to add a physical address to their account profile. For those offering paid apps and in-app purchases, this is mandatory as of September 30th. Failing to do so could result in Mountain View pulling the apps. The notice points out that this address will be visible on the app details page for all users of the Play Store. Publishing the addresses of every Android developer with paid applications or in-application…
 
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    Tux Machines

  • Native Netflix, Ts'o on Systemd, and Fedora 21 Alpha a Go

    Rianne Schestowitz
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:37 pm
    In today's Linux news OMG!Ubuntu! is reporting that Netflix is coming to Linux, this time natively. Jack Germain reviews Opera 12.16. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols talks to Theodore Ts'o about systemd. A preview of new Kmail show radical redesign. And finally today, Fedora 21 Alpha was approved for release! read more
  • Ubuntu gets closer to debut in Meizu MX4 phone

    Rianne Schestowitz
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:52 pm
    The Ubuntu project announced a stable build for Ubuntu Touch phones, a week after Meizu tipped an Ubuntu version of the Meizu MX4 phone due in December. The Ubuntu for Phones team at the Canonical’s Ubuntu Project announced the arrival of the first image from the Ubuntu-rtm (release to manufacturing) distribution for phones. The announcement followed last week’s tease from Meizu, saying a version of the Android-based Meizu MX4 was on schedule for shipping with Ubuntu in December. read more
  • Android L Will Keep Your Secrets Safer

    Rianne Schestowitz
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Hard on the heels of increased security measures in Apple's newly released iOS 8, Google this week confirmed that encryption will be turned on by default in the next release of Android. Android has offered encryption for more than three years, and keys are not stored off the device, so they can't be shared with law enforcement, Google said. In the next Android release, encryption will be enabled by default. read more
  • WHAT THE GNOME RELEASE TEAM IS DOING

    Rianne Schestowitz
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:32 pm
    At the release team BoF at this years Guadec, I said I would write a blog post about the whats and hows and ifs of release team work. I’m a little late with this, but here it is: a glimpse into the life of a GNOME release team member. We are in the end phase of the development cycle, when the release team work is really kicking into high gear. read more
  • Global Web Literacy Gets a Boost From Maker Party 2014

    Rianne Schestowitz
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:23 pm
    This week we celebrated the record-breaking 2,513 events in 86 countries that made up Maker Party 2014. The campaign, which officially began on July 15th and ended this week, brought nearly 130,000 adults and children together to learn valuable digital literacy skills in classrooms, libraries, cafes, and living rooms around the world. Whether creating their first mobile apps with Appmaker, discussing the nuances of net neutrality during our global teach-in, or turning libraries into full-fledged maker spaces, this year’s crop of Maker Party events unleashed the creativity of a global…
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    Random thoughts and serendipity

  • Confusing the locale for the language

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

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

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

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

    sankarshan
    20 Apr 2011 | 5:31 am
    My last blog post about a newspaper article turned into a comment stream about ‘supported status’ and ‘reducing translation’ and ‘redefinitions’.   In all that spurred me to read up the discussion on Friedel’s blog as well as the i18n list. All said it is an interesting one and something which the teams and communities participating in i18n/l10n should provide feedback upon. It also fits into the current model of defining the ‘supported’ status of a language using application/package translation statistics. The discussion started by…
 
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    OpenBSD Journal

  • BSDNow Episode 055: The Promised WLAN

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:44 pm
    In this episode of BSDNow, Kris and Allan go over the week's BSD odds and ends, including mention of an interesting article about using a Linux rescue image to bootstrap a headless OpenBSD installation on remote machines. Headlining is an interview with the FreeBSD wireless stack maintainer, Adrian Chadd. Video HD Video MP3 Audio OGG Audio Torrent
  • Heads Up: Sendmail Removed from Base

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    In the first of several commits, Matthieu Herrb (matthieu@) has removed sendmail from the release: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: matthieu@cvs.openbsd.org 2014/09/15 16:25:57 Modified files: gnu/usr.sbin : Makefile Log message: Unlink sendmail from the build. ok krw@ ajacoutot@ Users of OpenSMTPd can rejoice in having no work to do; others will have to install sendmail from packages.
  • BSDNow Episode 054: Luminary Environment

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    In this week's episode, the BSDNow crew discusses the week's dealings in the world of BSD, with a decent focus on OpenBSD's systemd-shim GSoC project, OpenBSD's versioning schemes, and the OpenBSD port of portscout. Video HD Video MP3 Audio OGG Audio Torrent
  • GSoC 2014: Systemd replacement utilities (systembsd)

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    Ian Kremlin wrote in with this report on the GSoC he was involved in: This summer I, along with my mentors Landry Breuil and Antoine Jacoutot, worked on systemd shim-like replacements for four D-Bus daemons systemd provides, namely hostnamed, localed, timedated, and logind. Read more...
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    GnomeFiles.org Apps

  • Gis Weather 0.7.2 (Screenlet)

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Gis Weather 0.7.2 (Screenlet)Customizable weather widget - View weather for several days - Detailed weather forecast for today and tomorrow - Fast switching between cities - Select the background and theme weather icons - "Compass" with the wind direction, with adjustable angle of rotation - Highlighting the high wind - Supported weather services: - ----Gismeteo.com - ----Weather.com - ----AccuWeather.com - Support SVG and widget scale - Indicator to panel README: https://github.com/RingOV/gis-weather/blob/master/README.mdchangelog:https://sourceforge.net/p/gis-weather/changelog/…
  • Caja + Nautilus PyExtensions 3.3 (GTK Filemanager)

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Caja & Nautilus PyExtensions 3.3 (GTK Filemanager)A graphical handler of the caja/nautilus file manager python extensions, including some useful pyextensions. INCLUDED PYTHON EXTENSIONS: open-terminal-here.py allows to open the terminal window on the selected folder/current directory, with predefined geometry (edit the parameter GEOMETRY to change it), with the right-click; set-as-desktop-background.py allows to set as desktop background the selected image file with the right-click; open-as-root.py allows to open the selected file/folder as root user, so having administrator rights;…
  • I-Nex 7.4.0 (GTK Hardware Utility)

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    I-Nex 7.4.0 (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…
  • Voice commands 95 Actions, 67 languages 1.0.2-5 (Nautilus Script)

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    Voice commands 95 Actions, 67 languages 1.0.2-5 (Nautilus Script)Watch ALL 95 ACTIONS AVAILABLES on README, file on GitHub: https://github.com/baitsart/voice-commands ########################## # Voice commands (command your PC speaking commands) # The function of this program starts running play_stop.sh script, which will start recording your voice, and if after five seconds, or run it again, start voice recognition, for now, make one of all commands available. Orders can be just a simple context: < order > , or double context: < order > < cited-text > Also can repeat the…
  • KKEdit 0.2.3 (GTK Text Editor)

    3 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    KKEdit 0.2.3 (GTK Text Editor)Please note! Homepage and download links have changed owing to my website host going tits up and down and up and down ...! New Plugin Page ( Available from the 'Help' menu ) : https://sites.google.com/site/kkeditlinuxtexteditor/kkedit-plugins Current plugins are: Example. New Project. File Browser. Edit Remote File ( via SSH ) Terminal Pane Session Manager !!! IMPORTANT !!! Plugin system has changed, if you have made a plugin see the example that is included, you WILL need to recompile your plugin. Please see the in built help for details on how to interact with…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

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

    SK Mezanul Haque
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Web browsers are the window to the open world of Internet. It doesn’t matter which operating system you are using, web browser is your most used application. Today’s cloud centric approach towards everything makes browsers a necessary. That’s one reason cyber-criminals loves your browser so much. They try to manipulate browser settings in many ways. Sometimes, it’s a pesky toolbar that doesn’t go away easily. Sometimes they change browser settings, your browser home page or tabs that redirects you to a malicious website of their choice. Almost all popular web…
  • 5 Million Google Accounts Reported Compromised, Was Your Account In The List? Here’s How To Tell, Protect Yourself

    SK Mezanul Haque
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Nearly, 5 million Gmail accounts is reported compromised. Was your Gmail account (aka Google Account) in the list? Was your account hacked? Here’s how to find out if your Gmail account is safe. Also, what steps you should take to protect your account. Earlier, on Wednesday, a report published on a Russian news website. The report claimed that around 5 million (exactly 4929090) Gmail accounts were compromised. The data of all Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum. The poster, tvskit, claimed that 60% of the accounts are valid and the passwords are…
  • Windows 8.1 Update 2 (aka August Update) Available for Download Again

    SK Mezanul Haque
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Microsoft recently removed August Update (aka Windows 8.1 Update 2) files because of multiple issues that occurred after users installed them. Users went to Microsoft Community forum complaining various issues. Issues including Black Screen of Boot error, BSOD, font rendering issues, etc. Initially Microsoft had very little to offer users a solution to fix the issues. Microsoft has now released Windows 8.1 August Update again to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users. Now that Microsoft has re-released the update its obvious that the company have fixed the issues. Windows 8.1 August Update download…
  • Update Google Chrome: Latest Google Chrome 37 Download Links

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Google Chrome Team has released Google Chrome 37 to the Stable channel of Google Chrome. The latest Chrome update is a minor update bumping up the version number to 37.0.2062.103 is now available for Windows. Chrome web browser should pick the update and install it automatically. Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. This update addresses some user feedback related to how Chrome renders text when display scaling is set to 125% or lower. If you found a bug or face an issue while using Chrome browser, you can report them at crbug.com. How To Manually Update…
 
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  • Is Android eating Apple developers?

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Everything seems to start with an apple. From way back to the very start of religious time the apple has been blamed for humanities status. Actually some people think it was really a tomato but that doesn't help my article does it :)   Then the apple goes and donks  Isaac Newton on the h...
  • Why are we fan boise and girrlz?

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    I am a fan boy, you are a fan boy or fan girl. He is a fan boy and so is she. We are all fan boys and girls. The products we choose are always the best for this or that reason. The other products are inferior because they don't have this or a lower quality that. As Professor Julius Sumner Miller (ri...
  • When good companies go bad

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    Every company starts out as an idea. Generally it is an idea to address something which is lacking in the founders life or which the founder believes that people need. Perhaps the founder has the confidence that they can do a better job on a product or service than anyone else.   For what eve...
  • The horses, er, bits are on the track.

    7 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Aaah, the venerable hard disk. Still plugging along after nearly sixty five years of service. Older than me even. This hard disk technology has become bigger and fatter in storage space as it has matured and gotten older. Just like my storage space between the rib and pelvic bones.   As all t...
  • Has Skynet arrived? Is it dangerous?

    3 Sep 2014 | 8:17 pm
    If you haven't heard of the Terminator with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the big bad intelligence behind it all called Skynet, then I suggest you move to a different rock. You are forgiven if you have only known the Terminator as a Governer and never seen him half naked with bulging muscles while ...
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  • A Linux love story with real love and romance

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm
    My first encounter with Linux occurred about ten years ago when I used to enjoy reading software magazines. I was about 14 at that time. Loving to put in practice everything I was learning from those magazines, I downloaded my first Linux distribution: Ubuntu! I really can't remember which version, but if I look in some old boxes I'm sure I will find the CD I used to install it.I loved it but my parents that needed to use very often the only PC in the house got quickly tired of the dual boot start page and they asked me to get rid of it. That is how my first experience with the Linux world…
  • Ubuntu 14.10 expectations

    8 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    There is no doubt Ubuntu and its siblings Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distributions. It became synonym to Linux to many, though Ubuntu is not only a Linux distribution. New versions of Ubuntu family come out every six months, April and October each year. Every forth of them, released in April on even year, is a "long-term support" version. It means users get updates for their LTS systems longer than for non-LTS. The current version of Ubuntu 14.04 is LTS. It is so stable that many Ubuntu derivatives like Linux Mint and Zorin decided to remain on 14.04 base and…
  • Ubuntu... the unusual one

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    For most of us Ubuntu and Canonical are synonyms.Ubuntu is a brand in the world of Linux-based operating systems, while Canonical is a company behind that brand.However, I was surprised recently when I saw a different Ubuntu. Namely, this one.It was found in a pharmacy store in the UK. Apparently, Ubuntu (or Ubuntu Oils) is a brand of haircare products. Nothing to surprise here. Ubuntu means "humanity to others", as per their official About page.If you are interested in haircare product, or want to make an unusual gift to your Linux friends, you can buy it from Amazon. They are available in…
  • Clusterbit Developed the World’s Smallest Datacenter

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    64 cores of high performance computing at your deskWe now have the freedom to test a wide variety of solutions without the need to run loud, hot, expensive high end hardware or outdated power hungry servers.The project began in March 2014 with both co-geeks Raffi Manoian and Zohrab Tavitian who founded Clusterbit. They decided to cram 8 credit card size servers into a little box and develop an open source platform where home enthusiasts, IT professionals, Linux technicians as well as high-end users can explore new possibilities.To read more: http://www.clusterbit.com/press-releaseOther…
  • Six Advantages of Choosing Linux over Windows

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Linux is a computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. It has many advantages over Windows and some of which are listed below.1. Cost: Linux is a freely available operating system whereas Microsoft products are available for a hefty sum. Linux can be installed on many computers but Microsoft licenses are allowed to be installed only on a single computer. 2. Security: The internet is highly useful for each of us, but it is vulnerable to virus attacks. The security aspect of Linux is much stronger than that of the Windows.
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  • Taking aim at 6 myths and whines surrounding Linux

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

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

    Scott Nesbitt
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    Note: This post was originally published on July 29, 2014 at Opensource.com. When I was in journalism school back in the late 1980s, gathering data for a story usually involved hours of poring over printed documents or microfiche. A lot has changed since then. While printed resources are still useful, more and more information is available to journalists on the web. That’s helped fuel a boom in what’s come to be known as data journalism. At its most basic, data journalism is the act of finding and telling stories using data—like census data, crime statistics, demographics, and more.
  • Open source alternatives to web apps: Simple Keeper

    Scott Nesbitt
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    App: Simple Keeper Replaces: Google Keep We all take notes. Some of us more than others. There are a number of free and open source tools for taking notes. And probably just as many closed source ones as well. One note taking tool that’s been flying under the radar is Google Keep. Although the tech press hailed Keep as a potential killer of Evernote (arguably the most popular note taking tool around), it’s not quite that. And many people have been staying away from Keep out of fear that it goes the way to such Google services as Google Notebook, iGoogle, and Google Reader. Enter…
  • Converting videos with Miro Video Converter

    Scott Nesbitt
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    Video. It’s become a common part of our digital lives. Few people I know don’t watch video either offline or on. But not all videos are created equally. Often, you get them in proprietary formats. Or, you might get them in a form that looks great on a monitor or TV screen but isn’t optimized for a mobile device. In a previous post, I looked at a couple of solid media conversion tools that handle video quite well. Another application that’s been on my radar for a while is Miro Video Converter. I find it to be an easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, utility for…
 
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    OMG! Ubuntu!

  • How to Run Android Apps on Ubuntu using ARChon

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Google recently announced the first set of Android apps available to run natively on Chrome OS, a feat made possible using a new 'Android Runtime' extension. The post How to Run Android Apps on Ubuntu using ARChon first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Netflix Works with Ubuntu to Bring Native Playback to All (Updated)

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:16 pm
    We saw last month just how close native Netflix support for Linux is to arriving. Now Netflix wants to go one step further... The post Netflix Works with Ubuntu to Bring Native Playback to All (Updated) first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • This GNOME 3.14 Video Turns Excitement Levels Up to 11

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Later this month GNOME 3.14 will be released to the masses, bringing a raft of improvements, new features, design and technologies with it. The post This GNOME 3.14 Video Turns Excitement Levels Up to 11 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Humble Indie Bundle 12 Adds More Games, Including Award-Winning Heist Co-Op

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    The Humble Indie Bundle 12 has levelled up, adding three more games to its action-packed roster — and they're all available for Linux. The post Humble Indie Bundle 12 Adds More Games, Including Award-Winning Heist Co-Op first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Opera 25 Beta Adds Linux Support, New Bookmarking Feature

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    Opera has announced a beta release of its Chromium-based web browser — the first to support Linux. The post Opera 25 Beta Adds Linux Support, New Bookmarking Feature first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
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  • Off to Berlin

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

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

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

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

    Benjamin Kerensa
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    I have been aware of the Open Diversity Data project for awhile. It is the work of the wonderful members of Double Union and their community of awesome contributors. Recently, a Mozillian tweeted that Mozilla should release it’s Diversity Data. It is my understanding also that a discussion happened internally and for whatever reason a […]
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  • SourceForge Interview: OpenMediaVault (OMV)

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

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

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

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

  • How to use logrotate to manage log files in Linux

    Sarmed Rahman
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Log files contain useful information about what is going on within the system. They are often inspected during troubleshooting processes or server performance analysis. For a busy server, log files may grow quickly into very large sizes. This becomes a problem as the server will soon run out of space. Besides, working with a single […]Continue reading... The post How to use logrotate to manage log files in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to analyze Squid logs with SARG log analyzer on CentOS
  • How to install Arch Linux the easy way with Evo/Lution

    Ferdinand Thommes
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The one who ventures into an install of Arch Linux and has only experienced installing Linux with Ubuntu or Mint is in for a steep learning curve. The number of people giving up halfway is probably higher than the ones that pull it through. Arch Linux is somewhat cult in the way that you may call […]Continue reading... The post How to install Arch Linux the easy way with Evo/Lution appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.
  • How to create a software RAID-1 array with mdadm on Linux

    Gabriel Cánepa
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a storage technology that combines multiple hard disks into a single logical unit to provide fault-tolerance and/or improve disk I/O performance. Depending on how data is stored in an array of disks (e.g., with striping, mirroring, parity, or any combination thereof), different RAID levels are defined (e.g., RAID-0, […]Continue reading... The post How to create a software RAID-1 array with mdadm on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to create an encrypted disk partition on Linux How to monitor disk I/O in Linux from command…
  • How to monitor online prices on Linux

    Adrien Brochard
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Anyone who does a bit of online shopping knows that one of the most important rules to get the best deal possible is to look for the product you want on multiple shopping platforms. For example, buying a used book on Amazon is easy, and buying the same on eBay might be cheaper. You also […]Continue reading... The post How to monitor online prices on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins
  • How to use Twitter in a Linux terminal with Rainbow Stream

    Minh Nhat
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There are many native Twitter clients available on Linux platforms, be it a GUI-based client (e.g., Birdie, Choqok, Gwibber, Turpial) or a terminal-based counterpart (e.g., t or TTYtter client). In the world of open-source software, such diversity is the norm, and the freedom of choice is what we all cherish in Linux. For those Linux […]Continue reading... The post How to use Twitter in a Linux terminal with Rainbow Stream appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to access popular search engines from the command line on Linux
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  • How to check loaded and compiled modules in HTTPD in Linux?

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

    blackMORE Ops
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... How many of you failed to connect to WiFi network in Linux? Did you bumped into issues like the followings in different forums, discussion page, blogs? I am sure everyone did at some point. Following list shows just the results from Page 1 of a Google search result with “Unable to connect to WiFi network […] The post Connect to WiFi network from command line in Linux appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Find HorizSync VertRefresh rates to fix Linux display issue – Why my display is stuck at 640×480?

    blackMORE Ops
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... I had this problem a few days back and it took me sometime to figure out what to do. I have a NVIDIA GTX460 Graphics card on my current machine and a Acer 22" Monitor. After installing NVIDIA driver, my display was stuck at 640x480 and no matter what I do, nothing fixed it. This […] The post Find HorizSync VertRefresh rates to fix Linux display issue – Why my display is stuck at 640×480? appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Install AMD ATI proprietary fglrx driver in SolydXK Linux

    blackMORE Ops
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... SolydX is a Debian based distribution with the Xfce desktop. It intends to be as light-weight as possible without giving up any of the expected functionality. SolydX and SolydK are Debian based distributions with the Xfce and KDE desktop. SolydXK aims to be simple in use, providing an environment that is both stable and secure. […] The post Install AMD ATI proprietary fglrx driver in SolydXK Linux appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Identify PCI and USB Wired and Wireless Driver in Linux – Identify USB Driver. Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, CentOS, Fedora & all Linux distro

    blackMORE Ops
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:34 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... This guide shows how you can identify USB Driver Chipset(most commonly Wireless) Information on Linux. Often users troll different forums and blogs to find out they can identify which driver their PCI or USB device is using. This guide applies to all possible scenarios. After reading and following this guide you will be able to […] The post Identify PCI and USB Wired and Wireless Driver in Linux – Identify USB Driver. Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, CentOS, Fedora & all Linux distro appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
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  • Linux/UNIX xargs command examples

    Pradeep Kumar
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:19 pm
    xargs is a command in UNIX like System that reads items from the standard input, delimited by blanks (which can be protected with double or single quotes or a backslash) or newlines, and executes the command (default is /bin/echo) one or more times with any initial-arguments followed by items read from standard input. Blank lines on the standard input are ignored. xargs command is very handy when combined with other commands. By default it expects input from STDIN.xargs is basically used to enhance the output of the initial command and utilize the output for performing numerous operations. In…
  • 20 Linux Virtualization Interview Questions & Answers

    Pradeep Kumar
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    Q:1 What is Virtualization ? Ans: Virtualization is a technique for creating virtual resources (rather than the actual) such as server, storage device, network  and Operating system. Virtualization is dis-associating the tight bond between software and hardware. Q:2 What are the different types of  Virtualization ? Ans: Virtualization can be used in different ways  and  can take many different forms. Some of them are listed below : Server Virtualization Network Virtualization Hardware virtualization Application virtualization Desktop virtualization User virtualization Q:3…
  • OpenSUSE 13.1 Installation guide with Screenshots

    Pradeep Kumar
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    OpenSUSE is the most widely used linux distribution. It is free / opensource which is suitable for laptops, desktops, netbooks, servers and multimedia center PCs at home or in small offices. In this article we will discuss the installation steps of OpenSUSE 13.1 along with screenshots. Minimum System Requirements for SUSE linux are listed below : Pentium* III 500 MHz or higher processor (Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or higher or any AMD64 or Intel* EM64T processor recommended) 512 MB physical RAM (1 GB recommended) 3 GB available disk space (more recommended) 800 x 600 display resolution (1024 x 768 or…
  • Mount Google drive in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Pradeep Kumar
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Google has not released its official linux client for accessing its drive from the ubuntu. But open source community has developed unofficial package called 'grive-tools'. Grive is a Google Drive (online storage service) client for GNU/Linux systems.It allows the synchronization of all your files on the cloud with a directory of your choice and the upload of new files to Google Drive. Installation Steps of grive-tools Step:1 Add grive-tools PPA using below Command : # sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thefanclub/grive-tools Step:2 Update the list #sudo apt-get update Step:3 Install…
  • Install MPlayer (Multimedia software) in Ubuntu Linux

    Pradeep Kumar
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Mplayer(Movie Player) is a multimedia software in Unix-like system. With Mplayer we can easily play our audio and video files. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types. Special input URL types are available to read input from a variety of sources other than disk files. Some of the features of MPlayer are listed below : Multithreaded H264, MPEG-2 Decoder (ffmpeg-mt) DirectShow Demuxer and Decoder Fully compatible with CoreAVC Decoder PMP Demuxer for PSP media files Better compatibility with TS, TP, HDTV Skin and Windows Native Theme Can use…
 
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  • Redmine SMTP and Sendmail configuration

    James Bradach
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Once you have Redmine up and running, you'll want to configure it to send and receive emails. For this tutorial you'll either need a locally installed Sendmail server or credentials for an SMTP server. If you don't have either of these, you can create a Gmail account for your Redmine installation and use the SMTP service that comes with it.Configuration FileCopy the template configuration file and take a look at the examples provided.cp redmine/config/configuration.yml.example redmine/config/configuration.ymlnano redmine/config/configuration.ymlThis is where you tell Redmine how it should be…
  • Set up Redmine to receive emails forwarded from mail server

    James Bradach
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    By configuring Redmine to receive emails, you'll be able to create issues and comments by email. There are two main methods: forwarding messages from your mail server or fetching them from a your POP3/IMAP.Forwarding Messages from Mail ServerIn order to forward messages directly to Redmine from your mail server, you'll need to be able to add new email aliases and you'll need enable the API that processes incoming messages.To enable the API go to the incoming emails settings under the administrative menu. The URL should be http://<yourserver>/settings?tab=mail_handler. On this screen,…
  • Install Redmine with Nginx, Puma, and MariaDB/MySQL on Ubuntu 14.04

    James Bradach
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    On a whim I decided to try installing Redmine, the popular project management application written in Ruby on Rails. I don't have any experience with Ruby, but there don't seem to be any comparable open source Python options out there. Since I don't plan on using Ruby for anything aside from Redmine, I ended up installing many pieces under a local user to keep things tidy.For this tutorial I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 server where I've previously installed Nginx and MariaDB. If you're looking for more information on setting up Nginx and MariaDB, check out an earlier post on deploying a LEMP…
  • First Look at Google Domains

    James Bradach
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    A month and a half ago Google announced their new domain registration service, Google Domains. It's still in beta so you need an invitation code to try it out. Luckily, I received an invitation just a couple days ago and it even came with a free one-year standard domain registration.A quick search shows my domain is taken, but Google first suggests available alternative TLDs and then gets creative with the words and spelling (rudeseaotter, magicotter, magicseaotter).To test it out, and use my redeem my free registration, I just transferred a .COM domain I had registered with another pairNIC.
  • Direct download links for shared Google Drive files

    James Bradach
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    When sharing files on Google Drive the link provided isn't a direct link to download the file. Instead, it's link to a view page for the file where you are then provided with the option of downloading the file. This isn't great if you're using the command line.After digging around the Google Drive API documentation, I came across their API Explorer which let me run a GET request using my file's ID which was the string of characters that were part of the original sharing link.The API Explorer returned a JSON object containing detailed information about my file.{ "kind": "drive#file", "id":…
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