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  • How to embrace the open source workforce

    Linuxtoday.com
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
     opensource.com: Fundamentally, embracing the open source workforce means changing the way businesses think about themselves and their consumers.
  • Top 5: "Kool" DE still worthy of name, Docker, and more

    LXer Linux News
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:53 pm
    This week I talk about why the K in KDE should still stand for "Kool", modern DevOps with Docker, the future of open hardware, and more.Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video uploads.read more
  • Ardour 4.0 Open Source Digital Audio Workstation Officially Released

    LXer Linux News
    Marius Nestor
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Paul Davis from the Ardour development team had the great pleasure of announcing today, April 18, the release of Ardour 4.0, a major version that includes a number of new features, numerous bug fixes, and dozens of improvements.
  • PacketFence 5.0 released

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    corbet
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    PacketFence is a free network access control system; the 5.0 release is now available. Changes include a new active clustering mode, better device fingerprinting, better performance monitoring, the elimination of plaintext passwords, and more.
  • Chef Aims to Create the Secret Recipe for DevOps Success

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    ZDNet
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    Company says that business is benefiting from company's focus on the high-speed delivery of applications.
 
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    LXer Linux News

  • How open source grew up

    Bill Bennett
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:59 am
    Visiting the Open Source Open Society 2015 conference in Wellington this week was like watching someone else’s child who you knew as a smart but awkward teenager, transformed into a smart, professional adult. Open source grew up.
  • Top 5: "Kool" DE still worthy of name, Docker, and more

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:53 pm
    This week I talk about why the K in KDE should still stand for "Kool", modern DevOps with Docker, the future of open hardware, and more.Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video uploads.read more
  • Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1 Released for Testing with KDE Plasma 5.2.2 and Xfce 4.12

    Marius Nestor
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:59 pm
    The Manjaro development team announced that the first Preview release of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system is now available for download in Xfce and KDE Live CD flavors.
  • ExTiX 15.2 LXQt Screencast and Screenshots

    jeremy
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:05 pm
    ExTiX Linux Live DVD’s 64 bit are based on Debian Jessie/Ubuntu 15.04. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed LXQt 0.9.0 (in ExTiX 15.2, build 150417) and KDE 4.14.6 together with KDE Frameworks 5.9.0 in an extra version also of 150417. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment.
  • Ardour 4.0 Open Source Digital Audio Workstation Officially Released

    Marius Nestor
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Paul Davis from the Ardour development team had the great pleasure of announcing today, April 18, the release of Ardour 4.0, a major version that includes a number of new features, numerous bug fixes, and dozens of improvements.
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  • RomancR: The Future of the Sharing-Your-Bed Economy

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    Today, Aaron Shaw and I are pleased to announce a new startup. The startup is based around an app we are building called RomancR that will bring the sharing economy directly into your bedrooms and romantic lives. When launched, RomancR will bring the kind of market-driven convenience and efficiency that Uber has brought to ride sharing, and that AirBnB has brought to room sharing, directly into the most frustrating and inefficient domain of our personal lives. RomancR is Uber for romance and sex. Here’s how it will work: Users will view profiles of nearby RomancR users that match any…
  • More Community Data Science Workshops

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Pictures from the CDSW sessions in Spring 2014 After two successful rounds in 2014, I’m helping put on another round of the Community Data Science Workshops. Last year, our 40+ volunteer mentorss taught more than 150 absolute beginners the basics of programming in Python, data collection from web APIs, and tools for data analysis and visualization and we’re still in the process of improving our curriculum and scaling up. Once again, the workshops will be totally free of charge and open to anybody. Once again, they will be possible through the generous participation of a small army…
  • Kuchisake-onna Decision Tree

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Mika recently brought up the Japanese modern legend of Kuchisake-onna (口裂け女). For background, I turned to the English Wikipedia article on Kuchisake-onna which had the following to say about the figure (the description matches Mika’s memory): According to the legend, children walking alone at night may encounter a woman wearing a surgical mask, which is not an unusual sight in Japan as people wear them to protect others from their colds or sickness. The woman will stop the child and ask, “Am I pretty?” If the child answers no, the child is killed with a pair of…
  • Consider the Redirect

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    29 Dec 2014 | 7:05 pm
    In wikis, redirects are special pages that silently take readers from the page they are visiting to another page. Although their presence is noted in tiny gray text (see the image below) most people use them all the time and never know they exist. Redirects exist to make linking between pages easier, they populate Wikipedia’s search autocomplete list, and are generally helpful in organizing information. In the English Wikipedia, redirects make up more than half of all article pages. Over the years, I’ve spent some time contributing to to Redirects for Discussion (RfD). I think of…
  • My Government Portrait

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    27 Dec 2014 | 3:01 pm
    A friend recently commented on my rather unusual portrait on my (out of date) page on the Berkman website.  Here’s the story. I joined Berkman as a fellow with a fantastic class of fellows that included, among many other incredibly accomplished people, Vivek Kundra: first Chief Information Officer of the United States. At Berkman, all the fellows are all asked for photos and Vivek apparently sent in his official government portrait. You are probably familiar with the genre. In the US at least, official government portraits are mostly pictures of men in dark suits, light shirts, and red…
 
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    Gentoo Linux

  • Gentoo announces total website makeover (not an April Fool's)

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Thank you for participating in Gentoo’s 2015 April Fools’ joke! Now that April 1 has passed, we shed a tear as we say goodbye CGA Web™ but also to our website. Our previous website, that is, that has been with us for more than a decade. Until all contents are migrated, you can find the previous version on wwwold.gentoo.org, please note that the contents found there are not maintained any longer. As this is indeed a major change, we’re still working out some rough edges and would appreciate your feedback via email to…
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    The Geek Stuff

  • 20 Zypper Command Examples to Manage Packages on SUSE Linux

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    yum is for CentOS and Redhat. apt-get is for Debian and Ubuntu. In the same way, zypper is for SUSE Linux. Zypper is a command line tool for package management in OpenSUSE and SUSE Enterprise Linux platforms. On a high-level, you can manage two different things using zypper command: Manage Packages: Zypper is used to […] Read More: 20 Zypper Command Examples to Manage Packages on SUSE LinuxPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • 5 Steps to Develop a Basic AngularJS Application with Example

    Luke P. Issac
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Angular.js is a client-side javascript framework developed and maintained by Google. It is a MVW ( Model View Whatever ) framework. It gives us the flexibility to choose the design pattern that we want to use in our web application. It is introduced to make static html dynamic. In other words, it updates the view […] Read More: 5 Steps to Develop a Basic AngularJS Application with ExamplePurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Sync and Start Redhat Cluster to Verify Failover Scenario

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In the first part, we explained in detail on how to install and configure 2 Node RedHat Cluster. We covered the following high-level steps in the previous tutorial: Install and start RICCI cluster service Create cluster on active node Add a node to cluster Add fencing to cluster Configure failover domain Add resources to cluster […] Read More: How to Sync and Start Redhat Cluster to Verify Failover ScenarioPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Configure Linux Cluster with 2 Nodes on RedHat and CentOS

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In an active-standby Linux cluster configuration, all the critical services including IP, filesystem will failover from one node to another node in the cluster. This tutorials explains in detail on how to create and configure two node redhat cluster using command line utilities. The following are the high-level steps involved in configuring Linux cluster on […] Read More: How to Configure Linux Cluster with 2 Nodes on RedHat and CentOSPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Add LDAP Users and Groups in OpenLDAP on Linux

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    To add something to the LDAP directory, you need to first create a LDIF file. The ldif file should contain definitions for all attributes that are required for the entries that you want to create. With this ldif file, you can use ldapadd command to import the entries into the directory as explained in this […] Read More: How to Add LDAP Users and Groups in OpenLDAP on LinuxPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
 
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  • DIY Keg Line Cleaner

    john palmieri
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    In home brew land, cleanliness is next to godliness.  Nothing is worse than ordering a fresh brew only to get a metallic or moldy tasting draft indicating that the lines are not often flushed and something bad, very bad is growing within them.The truth is, it is very easy to flush a line by filling a keg with water and a cleaning agent. You would then hook it up to the tap and Co2 and open up the lines. This however is very wasteful of your Co2, line fluid and water.Fortunately all the parts you need are at your local hardware and home brew stores to construct a cheap line flusher that…
  • Long Time, No Post

    john palmieri
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    Hi all. It has been awhile since my site has been up. Almost three years ago I left Red Hat to join a first round startup called Stackdriver.  Shortly after my 1&1 host had an incident where I lost the DB hosting my Wordpress blog. Sadly I lost a lot of history as I was not diligent about backing up the db and was too busy with startup work to react fast enough to grab the automated backups before they were deleted.Fast forward two years and the startup I was working for got bought by a small company by the name of Google. Add another year and I have finally found time to move my…
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  • Open Source, Makers, and Innovators

    jono
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    Recently I started writing a column on opensource.com called Six Degrees. They just published my latest column on how Open Source could provide the guardrails for a new generation of makers and innovators Go and read the column here. You can read the two previous columns here: Firing community members What the Ubuntu phone could mean for open source
  • Bobbing for Influence

    jono
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Companies, communities, families, clubs, and other clumps of humans all have some inherent social dynamics. At a simple level there are leaders and followers, but in reality the lines are rarely as clear as that. Many leaders, with a common example being some founders, have tremendous vision and imagination, but lack the skills to translate that vision into actionable work. Many followers need structure to their efforts, but are dynamic and creative in the execution. Thus, the social dynamic in organizations needs a little more nuance. This is where traditional management hierarchies break…
  • Video Phone Review and Wider Thoughts

    jono
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    I recorded and posted a video with a detailed review of the bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu phone, complete with wider commentary on the scopes and convergence strategy and the likelihood of success. See it below: Can’t see it? See it here.
  • Bad Voltage: Live @ SCALE13x

    jono
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:55 pm
    As regular readers of my blog will know, I rather like the SoCal Linux Expo, more commonly known as SCALE. I have been going for over eight years and every year it delivers an incredible balance of content and community spirit. I absolutely love going every year. Other readers may also know that I do a podcast with three other idiots every two weeks called Bad Voltage. The show is a soup of Linux, Open Source, technology, digital rights, politics, and more, all mixed together with reviews, interviews, and plenty more. I am really proud of the show: I think it is fun but also informative, and…
  • Designers Needed to Help Build Software to Teach Kids Literacy

    jono
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Designers! Imagine you could design a piece of Open Source tablet software that teaches a child how to read, write, and perform arithmetic, without the aid of a teacher. This is not designed to replace teachers, but to bring education where little or none exists. Just think of the impact. UNESCO tells us that 54 million children have zero access to education. 250 million kids have rudimentary access to education but don’t have any literacy skills. If we can build software that teaches kids literacy, think of the opportunities this opens up in their lives, and the ability to help bring…
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    KDE.news

  • KDE Applications 15.04 Adds KDE Telepathy Chat and Kdenlive Video Editing

    unormal
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Kdenlive is the leading video editor on Linux Today KDE released KDE Applications 15.04 our suite of 150 applications. Notable additions in this release include Kdenlive the leading video editor on Linux and KDE Telepathy the chat application to unify your instant messaging. Kdenlive is the most versatile non-linear video editing software available on Linux. It recently finished its incubation process to become an official KDE project and was ported to KDE Frameworks 5. The team behind this masterpiece decided that Kdenlive should be released together with KDE Applications 15.04. Some new…
  • Plasma 5.3 Beta Improves Power Management and Adds Media Centre Preview

    jriddell
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    Tuesday, 14 April 2015. Today KDE releases a beta release of Plasma 5, versioned 5.2.95. Plasma 5.3 Beta Highlights Battery applet now informs what is blocking power savingNew energy usage monitor Enhanced Power Management Power management settings can be configured differently for certain activities Laptop will not suspend when closing the lid while an external monitor is connected ('cinema mode', by default, can be turned off) Power management inhibitions block lock screen too Screen brightness changes are now animated on most hardware No longer suspends when closing the lid while shutting…
  • Plasma Sprint 2015

    jriddell
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:38 am
    In February 2015 the Plasma developers met in the Blue Systems office in Barcelona to discuss and plan out where we would take Plasma over the duration of the next year. The sprint consisted of active Plasma developers and visual designers from around the world, from Canada to India. The meeting consisted of equal parts hacking and group discussions about plans both in the near and far future in breakout sessions throughout the week. Plasma Devs: CI supremo Rohan, Media Center hero Bhushan, Release Dude Jonathan, Creative Genius Ken, Akademy Mastermind Kenny, Elite Marco, Kai the Super…
  • Plasma 5.2 Bugfix Update

    jriddell
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    Plasma Konqi Tue, 24 Mar 2015. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.2.2. Plasma 5.2 was released in January with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a month's worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important and include: Translated documentation is now available Create gtk-3.0 directory before putting the settings file into it. Commit. KScreen: fix rounding error in updateRootProperties(). Commit. KWin: Fix installation of GHNS material. Commit. Muon:…
  • Now accepting Google Summer of Code student applications

    jriddell
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    Attention prospective Google Summer of Code students: the student applications window has begun. If you haven’t contacted the relevant KDE subproject yet (including umbrella projects Kubuntu and Calamares) to submit your proposal for review, it is high time to do so. Take a look at our Google Summer of Code project ideas page, pick one or more of our exciting project ideas, dazzle us with your proposal and hack your way to ultimate glory this summer! A nice paycheck is also part of the deal. If you have already received feedback and you feel your proposal is in good shape, we encourage you…
 
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    Network World Open Source Subnet

  • Study: Self-driving cars will make a lot of people sick

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute predicts that passengers in self-driving cars will be more likely to experience motion sickness than in traditional automobiles.Specifically, the study estimates that anywhere between 6% and 10% of passengers would experience some level of motion sickness "often, usually, or always," while as many as 12% would feel moderate or severe motion sickness "at some time."The researchers looked at the factors that contribute to motion sickness – "conflict between vestibular and visual inputs, inability to…
  • Who’s behind Linux now, and should you be afraid?

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    If you think that Linux is still the "rebel code”—the antiestablishment, software-just-wants-to-be-free operating system developed by independent programmers working on their own time — then it's time to think again.The Linux kernel is the lowest level of software running on a Linux system, charged with managing the hardware, running user programs, and maintaining security and integrity of the whole set up. What many people don’t realize is that development is now mainly carried out by a small group of paid developers.[Related: Ultimate guide to Linux desktop environments ]To read…
  • IDG Contributor Network: Open source a driver for merchant chips

    13 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    Incumbent networking gear makers have often designed their own chips. It's what has created differentiation between products.That custom networking chip design, in some cases, was also behind growth in the technology bubble of the '90s. Some companies were considered better than others because of their silicon design.However, a new breed of manufacturers aren't doing this custom work. Those suppliers, like up-and-coming player Arista, are simply using off-the-shelf silicon.Their ASIC, or Application-Specific Integrated Circuits, are still designed for networking, but they are generic.
  • In IT security, continuous is the new black

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:33 am
    We have gone from the city that never sleeps to a world that is continuous. That's right, it seems along with the world shrinking, it is always on, someone is always watching or doing. Continuous has become the new black. Nowhere is this truer than in IT. We have Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Continuous Monitoring, continuous this, continuous that, continuous everywhere. Infosec is not immune to this, either. We are trying to protect against continuous attacks by deploying continuous scanning, continuous threat protection, continuous monitoring, all of it…
  • Hortonworks to speed Hadoop cloud deployments

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    Hortonworks announced today6 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Budapest-based SequenceIQ, an open source provider of rapid deployment tools for Hadoop.The move marks the second acquisition for the four-year-old Hortonworks, which last year acquired Hadoop security specialist XA Secure. Hortonworks donated XA Secure's IP to the Apache Software Foundation to form the core of the Apache Ranger project.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

  • Play for Me, Jarvis

    Shawn Powers
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    Elon Musk is known to be particularly apprehensive about artificial intelligence. Although many of us are both excited and worried about the potential future of AI, most don't need to fear computers taking over in the creative realms of society. Or do we? more>>
  • Drupageddon: SQL Injection, Database Abstraction and Hundreds of Thousands of Web Sites

    Shea Nangle
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    Drupal is a very widely used open-source content management system. It initially was released in 2001, and recent statistics show Drupal as the third-most popular content management system, with just less than 800,000 Web sites utilizing Drupal as a content management system. more>>
  • Non-Linux FOSS: .NET?

    Shawn Powers
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:58 am
    No, really! While on a normal day, the word "Microsoft" can be used as an antonym for "Open", the world of .NET seems to be going legitimately open source. more>>
  • JavaScript All the Way Down

    Federico Kereki
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    There is a well known story about a scientist who gave a talk about the Earth and its place in the solar system. more>>
  • Designing Foils with XFLR5

    Joey Bernard
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    For any object moving through a fluid, forces are applied to the object as the fluid moves around it. A fluid can be something like water, or even something like the air around us. When the object is specifically designed to maximize the forces that the fluid can apply, you can designate these designs as airfoils. A more common name that most people would use is a wing. more>>
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    Blogs

  • Consent That Goes Both Ways

    Doc Searls
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    Whatever your opinions about Do Not Track, set them aside for a minute and just look at what the words say and who says them. Individuals—the people we call "users" (you know, like with drugs)—are the ones saying it. In grammatical terms, "do not track" is spoken in the first person. more>>
  • You're the Boss with UBOS

    Doc Searls
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    UBOS is a new Linux distro that I like for two reasons. One is that it works toward making it easy for muggles to set up their own fully independent personal home servers with little or no help from wizards. The other is that it comes from my friend Johannes Ernst. more>>
  • Handling the workloads of the Future

    John Grogan
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    The history of computing can be traced by the popular buzzwords of the day. In fact, at some point we should run a contest where everyone submits their 5 all-time favorite computer industry buzzwords. There have been dumb terminals, smart terminals, client server, thin client, peer-to-peer, virtualization, containers, cloud, paas, saas, iaas…the list, and the acronyms stretch to the horizon. more>>
  • Big Bad Data

    Doc Searls
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Obsession with Big Data has gotten out of hand. Here's how. more>>
  • Learn GNU/Linux the Fun Way

    Doc Searls
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Sometimes a gift just falls in your lap. This month, it came in the form of an e-mail out of the blue from Jared Nielsen, one of two brothers (the other is J.R. Nielsen) who created The Hello World Program, "an educational web series making computer science fun and accessible to all". more>>
 
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    Linux News

  • How open source grew up

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:39 pm
    In the late 1990s and early 2000s I worked for Australian Linux Today . At that time open source was a vibrant, yet immature, market.
  • Elementary OS 0.3 (Freya) Released: A Quick Review and Installation Guide with Screenshots

    18 Apr 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Elementary OS is a Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution, which started as a theme and application set for Ubuntu. From eye-candy theme and wallpaper it turns out to be an independent Linux distribution.
  • [Torrent] SparkyLinux 4.0 RC Kde x86_64

    18 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    SparkyLinux is a lightweight & fast Debian testing based Live Linux distribution featuring customized set of desktops. This release candidate features KDE desktop to be tested before the final version will be out.
  • USBdev 10.12.20150331

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    USBdev is a USB devices recognition tool on Linux. Copyright 2015 dslackw This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.
  • pyparadox 0.2.3

    18 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Games: PyParadox supports all cross-platform grand strategy titles of Paradox Interactive that use the Clausewitz engine. To date, these include: Steam: PyParadox can be launched from Steam when starting the title from the Steam interface.
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    LinuxInsider

  • Survey: OSS Gives Enterprises More Bang for Less Bucks

    Jack M. Germain
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners on Thursday published the results of The Ninth Annual Future of Open Source Survey. The number of companies using at least some open source products or developing software built with open source components is at an all-time high, the survey found. The results reflect the increasing adoption of open source and highlight the abundance of organizations participating in the open source community. They also underscore the need for formal policies and management strategies.
  • SuperX OS Greases the Classic Linux Wheel

    Jack M. Germain
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    SuperX OS is a solid Linux distribution that dispels all of the criticisms about using free open source operating systems. SuperX is a relatively new distro developed by Libresoft. Based on Ubuntu and Debian, it adds a highly customized KDE desktop environment. Version 3.0 -- dubbed "Grace" after computing pioneer Grace Hopper -- was released March 23. The maturity and impressive performance of this latest release makes the SuperX OS a prime replacement choice for whatever distro you now use -- it is that good.
  • New Smart Drone Breaks $1K Barrier

    John P. Mello Jr.
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    A new aerial drone from 3D Robotics packs two computers and an array of powerful features for $999. The computers -- one on the craft and one in the controller -- have enabled it to make some radical breakthroughs in autonomous flight and camera control, according to 3DR. Built on 1-GHz Cortex A9 ARM chips running Linux, the computers allow operators to preprogram the drone's flight path so they can concentrate on shooting video or stills from the unmanned aircraft system and not be distracted by piloting tasks.
  • Chrome Web Store Gives Bad Extensions the Boot

    Jack M. Germain
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Google recently purged some 200 extensions from its Chrome Store inventory. Extensions and add-ons let users add functions and features to the Chrome Web browser, but bad extensions can expose users to a greater risk of spyware and malware. A major problem with many browser add-ons is ad injectors. The clean-up resulted from an extensive search for embedded code that violates Google's policies, triggered by increasing user complaints. Google has been studying add-on security risks with a team at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Parsix 7 Morphs GNOME Into a Better Desktop

    Jack M. Germain
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Linux GNOME desktop distros are a dime a dozen. What makes Parsix a shinier dime than many of the others is how the tweaking of the GNOME desktop makes this distro such a pleasure to use. Dubbed Nestor, Parsix 7 is wrapped around Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy 7.0. The project's goal is to provide a ready-to-use and easy-to-install operating system based on Debian's testing branch and the latest stable release of the GNOME desktop environment. The Parsix distro meets that goal -- and goes even beyond.
 
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    LinuxSecurity.com - Latest News

  • Security pros name their must-have tools

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Secure file sharing is imperative for Lawyers Without Borders, a group that works with volunteer lawyers to advance human rights law in conflict-ridden regions. The nonprofit organization, headquartered in Hartford, Conn., uses Intralinks VIA to protect confidential legal documents and court papers from unsanctioned access.
  • WikiLeaks releases entire trove of Sony Hack including confidential emails

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:51 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Wikileaks has just now released the entire trove from the Sony hack. According to a press release on WikiLeaks, the entire archive which contains 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and 173,132 emails, to and from more than 2,200 SPE email addresses has been leaked because "This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation.
  • Setting Security Professionals Up For Success

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:49 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: People, process, and technology are all integral to a successful infosec program. What's too often missing involves the concept of workflow.
  • Chrome starts pushing Java off the Web by disabling plugins

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:21 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Chrome 42, released to the stable channel today, will take a big step toward pushing old browser plugins, including Java and Silverlight, off the Web. Those plugins use a 1990s-era API called NPAPI ("Netscape Plugin API") to extend the browser, and with Chrome 42, that API is now off by default.
  • To Secure Modern Networks: Close The Visibility Gap

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:18 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Modern networks now go beyond traditional walls to include data centers, endpoints, virtual, mobile and the cloud. These extended networks and their components constantly evolve and span new attack vectors including: mobile devices, web- enabled and mobile applications, hypervisors, social media, web browsers, home computers, and even vehicles.
 
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    Toolinux

  • Accès gratuit à OpenClassrooms pour les demandeurs d'emploi

    Toolinux
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    Les formations OpenClassrooms seront gratuites dès septembre pour les demandeurs d'emploi, a déclaré la semaine dernière le Président François Hollande. Une gigantesque exposition pour le premier de sa classe en France ! - Formation
  • Cachez cette webcam qui vous espionne (peut-être)

    Toolinux
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Toujours braquées sur nous, les webcams de nos ordinateurs portables ont commencé à nous inquiéter. Voici un produit qui devrait vous rassurer, le cache-webcam coulissant. - Matériels
  • Treeptik devient partenaire de Docker

    Toolinux
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Treeptik développe de solutions autour des technologies Java/JEE et du Cloud Computing. L'entreprise française annonce son partenariat avec Docker. - Services
  • Patch Tuesday avril 2015, une analyse

    Toolinux
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    C'est un mois lourd en correctifs, Microsoft publie 11 patchs pour 26 vulnérabilités. Oracle de son côté corrige 100 vulnérabilités dans plus de 25 catégories de logiciels, tandis que Mozilla, Adobe et Google corrigent les failles 0-day décelées lors du concours Pwn2Own. - Revue de presse
  • BYOD, désastre en matière de sécurité ?

    Toolinux
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Début 2015, la Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) a publié quelques conseils à suivre en matière de Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), rappelant à tous que l'usage des appareils personnels au bureau est encore loin d'être une évidence pour les entreprises et se rapprocherait même plutôt du casse-tête. - Revue de presse
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  • Open Source, Makers, and Innovators

    jono
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    Recently I started writing a column on opensource.com called Six Degrees. They just published my latest column on how Open Source could provide the guardrails for a new generation of makers and innovators Go and read the column here. You can read the two previous columns here: Firing community members What the Ubuntu phone could mean for open source
  • Bobbing for Influence

    jono
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Companies, communities, families, clubs, and other clumps of humans all have some inherent social dynamics. At a simple level there are leaders and followers, but in reality the lines are rarely as clear as that. Many leaders, with a common example being some founders, have tremendous vision and imagination, but lack the skills to translate that vision into actionable work. Many followers need structure to their efforts, but are dynamic and creative in the execution. Thus, the social dynamic in organizations needs a little more nuance. This is where traditional management hierarchies break…
  • Video Phone Review and Wider Thoughts

    jono
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    I recorded and posted a video with a detailed review of the bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu phone, complete with wider commentary on the scopes and convergence strategy and the likelihood of success. See it below: Can’t see it? See it here.
  • Bad Voltage: Live @ SCALE13x

    jono
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:55 pm
    As regular readers of my blog will know, I rather like the SoCal Linux Expo, more commonly known as SCALE. I have been going for over eight years and every year it delivers an incredible balance of content and community spirit. I absolutely love going every year. Other readers may also know that I do a podcast with three other idiots every two weeks called Bad Voltage. The show is a soup of Linux, Open Source, technology, digital rights, politics, and more, all mixed together with reviews, interviews, and plenty more. I am really proud of the show: I think it is fun but also informative, and…
  • Designers Needed to Help Build Software to Teach Kids Literacy

    jono
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Designers! Imagine you could design a piece of Open Source tablet software that teaches a child how to read, write, and perform arithmetic, without the aid of a teacher. This is not designed to replace teachers, but to bring education where little or none exists. Just think of the impact. UNESCO tells us that 54 million children have zero access to education. 250 million kids have rudimentary access to education but don’t have any literacy skills. If we can build software that teaches kids literacy, think of the opportunities this opens up in their lives, and the ability to help bring…
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  • Links for 2015-04-18

    dailylinks
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Exclusive: Chopra says ECB’s threats to Ireland were ‘outrageous’ – Independent.ie The letters urged the then-government to commit to structural reforms and restructuring of the financial sector. “That is not their job,” Mr Chopra said. “Their mandate is to meet inflation. And if you lecture the ECB as to how they might go about that, they talk about their independence. “But when it comes to lecturing others about fiscal policy or structural policy, they’re not at all hesitant. I’m not surprised that the people in Ireland were very…
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    dailylinks
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
    HACKERS COULD COMMANDEER NEW PLANES THROUGH PASSENGER WI-FI Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets, as well as Airbus A350 and A380 aircraft, have Wi-Fi passenger networks that use the same network as the avionics systems of the planes What the fucking fuck. Air-gap or gtfo (tags: air-gap security planes boeing a380 a350 dreamliner networking firewalls avionics) Tips for debugging EC2 Container Service some basic ECS tips from Gilt (tags: gilt ecs tips ops advice ec2 aws) _Blade: a Data Center Garbage Collector_ Essentially, add a central GC scheduler to improve tail latencies in a cluster, by taking…
  • Links for 2015-04-16

    dailylinks
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Extracting Structured Data From Recipes Using Conditional Random Fields nice probabilistic/ML approach to recipe parsing (tags: nytimes recipes parsing text nlp machine-learning probabilistic crf++ algorithms feature-extraction) Large-scale cluster management at Google with Borg Google’s Borg system is a cluster manager that runs hundreds of thousands of jobs, from many thousands of different applications, across a number of clusters each with up to tens of thousands of machines. It achieves high utilization by combining admission control, efficient task-packing, over-commitment, and…
  • Links for 2015-04-15

    dailylinks
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Keywhiz ‘a secret management and distribution service [from Square] that is now available for everyone. Keywhiz helps us with infrastructure secrets, including TLS certificates and keys, GPG keyrings, symmetric keys, database credentials, API tokens, and SSH keys for external services — and even some non-secrets like TLS trust stores. Automation with Keywhiz allows us to seamlessly distribute and generate the necessary secrets for our services, which provides a consistent and secure environment, and ultimately helps us ship faster. [...] Keywhiz has been extremely useful to Square.
  • Links for 2015-04-14

    dailylinks
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Bigcommerce Status Page blasts IBM Softlayer Object Storage service This is pretty heavy stuff: Bigcommerce engineers have been very pro-active in working with our storage provider, IBM Softlayer, in finding solutions. Unfortunately, it takes two parties to come to a solution. In this case, IBM Softlayer intentionally let their Object Storage cluster fall into disrepair and chose not to scale it. This has impacted Bigcommerce, IBM and many other Softlayer customers. Our engineers placed too much trust in IBM Softlayer and that’s on us. However, the catastrophic failures to see metrics…
 
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    Software

  • Wine 1.7.41 Works More On Kernel Job Objects, MSI Patches

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    Two weeks ago Wine 1.7.40 added kernel job object support (after previously being a feature of Wine-Staging) and now with today's v1.7.41 release this Windows feature has been further improved... Two weeks ago Wine 1.7.40 added kernel job object support (after previously being a feature of Wine-Staging) and now with today's v1.7.41 release this Windows feature has been further improved... Read more at Phoronix
  • This Week in Linux News: New Linux-GoPro Drone, Linux 4.0, and More

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    This week in Linux news, details of the new Linux-GoPro Drone from 3D Robotics are shared, Linux 4.0 is released, and more. Here are five of the most current headlines in Linux news. This week in Linux news, details of the new Linux-GoPro Drone from 3D Robotics are shared, Linux 4.0 is released, and more. Here are five of the most current headlines in Linux news. 1) Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and keynote speaker at Collaboration Summit 2015, talks about the drone manufacturer's latest, GoPro-equipped release. 3D Robotics Solo Quadcopter Drone May be the Ultimate GoPro Accessory- CNET…
  • The Netherlands Wants to Have More Open Source and Less Vendor Dependency

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    The Dutch Parliament has determined that vendor dependency is a much greater risk, and they have voted on a resolution that would encourage the government to also look at open standards in ICT procurement. More and more governments are now looking to free themselves from vendor dependency, but what does... The Dutch Parliament has determined that vendor dependency is a much greater risk, and they have voted on a resolution that would encourage the government to also look at open standards in ICT procurement. More and more governments are now looking to free themselves from vendor dependency,…
  • Linux 4.1 Has Improvements For The Multi-Queue Block Layer

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    The latest good stuff for the Linux 4.1 kernel are the block core improvements, which mostly are focused on improving the multi-block block layer (blk-mq)... The latest good stuff for the Linux 4.1 kernel are the block core improvements, which mostly are focused on improving the multi-block block layer (blk-mq)... Read more at Phoronix
  • Ubuntu 15.04 Is Coming, to Upgrade or Not to Upgrade

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:06 am
    Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) has hit final freeze, and users will now be confronted with an important choice, to upgrade or not to upgrade. Canonical publishes new Ubuntu version every six months, and users always experience the same conundrum, to upgrade or to keep the old version and continue with... Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) has hit final freeze, and users will now be confronted with an important choice, to upgrade or not to upgrade. Canonical publishes new Ubuntu version every six months, and users always experience the same conundrum, to upgrade or to keep the old version and continue…
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  • PacketFence 5.0 released

    corbet
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:52 am
    PacketFence is a free network access control system; the 5.0 release is now available. Changes include a new active clustering mode, better device fingerprinting, better performance monitoring, the elimination of plaintext passwords, and more.
  • Schaller: Red Hat joins Khronos

    n8willis
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:33 pm
    At his blog, Christian Schaller announces that Red Hat has joined the Khronos Group, the consortium behind (among other things) the OpenGL standard. Schaller notes that "the reason we are joining is because of all the important changes that are happening in Graphics and GPU compute these days and our wish to have more direct input of the direction of some of these technologies. Our efforts are likely to focus on improving the OpenGL specification by proposing some new extensions to OpenGL, and of course providing input and help with moving the new Vulkan standard forward."
  • Friday's security updates

    n8willis
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    Arch Linux has updated php (multiple vulnerabilities). Debian-LTS has updated tzdata (unspecified vulnerability). Gentoo has updated adobe-flash (multiple vulnerabilities) and xorg-server (multiple vulnerabilities). openSUSE has updated icecast (13.1, 13.2:denial of service) and ntop (13.1, 13.2: cross-site scripting). Red Hat has updated java-1.8.0-oracle (RHEL6,7: multiple vulnerabilities), novnc (RHEL6 OSP; RHEL7 OSP: VNC session hijacking), openstack-foreman-installer (RHEL6 OSP: root command execution), openstack-glance (RHEL6 OSP; RHEL7 OSP: denial of service), openstack-nova (RHEL6…
  • GNU Hurd 0.6 released

    jake
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:19 pm
    It has been roughly a year and a half since the last release of the GNU Hurd operating system, so it may be of interest to some readers that GNU Hurd 0.6 has been released along with GNU Mach 1.5 (the microkernel that Hurd runs on) and GNU MIG 1.5 (the Mach Interface Generator, which generates code to handle remote procedure calls). New features include procfs and random translators; cleanups and stylistic fixes, some of which came from static analysis; message dispatching improvements; integer hashing performance improvements; a split of the init server into a startup server and an init…
  • Boyer: Fedora 22 and Kernel 4.0

    jake
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    On his blog, Josh Boyer looks at the choice of the 4.0 kernel for Fedora 22. While the underpinnings of the live kernel patching feature have been merged, even when it is fully operational it is probably not something that Fedora (and perhaps other distributions) will use often (or at all). "In reality, we might not ever really leverage the live patching functionality in Fedora itself. It is understandable that people want to patch their kernel without rebooting, but the mechanism is mostly targeted at small bugfixes and security patches. You cannot, for example, live patch from version…
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  • DIY Keg Line Cleaner

    john palmieri
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    In home brew land, cleanliness is next to godliness.  Nothing is worse than ordering a fresh brew only to get a metallic or moldy tasting draft indicating that the lines are not often flushed and something bad, very bad is growing within them.The truth is, it is very easy to flush a line by filling a keg with water and a cleaning agent. You would then hook it up to the tap and Co2 and open up the lines. This however is very wasteful of your Co2, line fluid and water.Fortunately all the parts you need are at your local hardware and home brew stores to construct a cheap line flusher that…
  • Long Time, No Post

    john palmieri
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    Hi all. It has been awhile since my site has been up. Almost three years ago I left Red Hat to join a first round startup called Stackdriver.  Shortly after my 1&1 host had an incident where I lost the DB hosting my Wordpress blog. Sadly I lost a lot of history as I was not diligent about backing up the db and was too busy with startup work to react fast enough to grab the automated backups before they were deleted.Fast forward two years and the startup I was working for got bought by a small company by the name of Google. Add another year and I have finally found time to move my…
 
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  • Ardour 4.0 Open Source Digital Audio Workstation Officially Released

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Paul Davis from the Ardour development team had the great pleasure of announcing today, April 18, the release of Ardour 4.0, a major version that includes a number of new features, numerous bug fixes, and dozens of improvements. Ardour 4.0 is now one of the best open-source digital audio workstation application that is compatible with all the mainstream computer operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Prominent features of Ardour 4.0 inc... (read more)
  • Tanglu 3.0 Alpha Out Now Based on Debian 8 Jessie, Offers GNOME 3.16 and KDE Plasma 5

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Matthias Klumpp announced today, April 18, the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Alpha version of the upcoming Tanglu 3 Linux operating system. Tanglu 3 Alpha is distributed in three editions, with the GNOME and KDE desktop environments, as well as a Core flavor that can be used to build a custom Tanglu installation... (read more)
  • Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1 Released for Testing with KDE Plasma 5.2.2 and Xfce 4.12

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    The Manjaro development team announced that the first Preview release of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system is now available for download in Xfce and KDE Live CD flavors. Both Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1 editions are powered by Linux kernel 3.18 and include all the usual in-house patches and upstream updates from the Arch Linux operating system. While the Xfce flavor comes with the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, the KDE edition is built around the next-gen... (read more)
  • ExTiX 15.2 Is Based on Ubuntu 15.04 and Debian 8 Jessie, Features LXQt and KDE Editions

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    After having announced his new RaspArch distribution that helps users run the powerful Arch Linux distribution on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B computer board, Arne Exton informed Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of the ExTiX 15.2 Linux operating system. ExTiX 15.2 build 150417 is based on Canonical's U... (read more)
  • RaspArch Offers an Easy Way to Run Arch Linux on Raspberry Pi 2

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Arne Exton had the pleasure of informing Softpedia about a new distribution of GNU/Linux created from the ground up for the Raspberry Pi 2 tiny computer board and called RaspArch. As its name might suggest, RaspArch is an ARM operating system derived from the lightweight and powerful Arch Linux distro. It boasts a custom Linux 3.18.11 LTS kernel and LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment). In fact, RaspArch is a remaster of the Arch Linux ARM operating system that fe... (read more)
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    Prakash Advani's Blog

  • Apache vs Nginx vs OpenLiteSpeed

    Prakash
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:48 pm
    We’re setting up a new production web server for our own site and as it’s a chance to start fresh, the thought of course turned to “what’s the best web server for our site?” After looking around at various benchmarks and reviews of the more common web servers, none of the benchmarks seemed to have been run in the last few years or focussed on thousands of connections with static content. This wasn’t the scenario I wanted to see data on. So, I set about running a few benchmarks on what I considered to be the top 3 Linux based web servers for a moderately busy site. This is why…
  • Linux beats OSX on Mac hardware

    Prakash
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Benchmarks show Linux beats OSX on a MacMini: All of the benchmarks under both OS X and Linux were facilitated using the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software. All of the hardware was the same throughout testing: the reported differences on the automated table above just come down to differences in what the OS reports, such as the difference between the CPU base frequency and turbo frequency, etc. On the following pages are the initial results with more interesting data points to come shortly. Read…
  • MediaTek’s first 64-bit process for Tablets

    Prakash
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Code Name: MT8173 Features:  Quad Core 4K Video Support 64 Bit Support for upto 20 Megapixel cameras Read More: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2890656/mediatek-claims-new-64bit-chip-will-power-the-fastest-android-tablets-on-the-market.html Related posts: India fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific: IDC The Indian smartphone market grew 82% from a year ago... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious

    Prakash
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    Indian food, with its hodgepodge of ingredients and intoxicating aromas, is coveted around the world. The labor-intensive cuisine and its mix of spices is more often than not a revelation for those who sit down to eat it for the first time. Heavy doses of cardamom, cayenne, tamarind and other flavors can overwhelm an unfamiliar palate. Together, they help form the pillars of what tastes so good to so many people. Read More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/03/a-scientific-explanation-of-what-makes-indian-food-so-delicious/ Related posts: .NET goes open source With…
  • Facebook’s open-source Android debugging tool

    Prakash
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:31 am
    Facebook said today that it’s giving away a tool it built to spot errors in Android application code. Facebook has gradually improved its main app for Android, as well as other apps for the mobile operating system, including Messenger, Facebook Groups, Facebook Pages Manager, and most recently Facebook at Work. Read More: http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/18/facebook-unleashes-stetho-its-android-debugging-tool-under-open-source-license Related posts: .NET goes open source With other languages such as Java and Python getting large... The best open-source office suite, LibreOffice 4.4, gets…
 
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  • Ex-microsoft designer explains the move away from Metro design

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    Windows Phone fans pining for the days of Metro panoramas and integrated experiences have had a tough couple of years, with Microsoft steadily removing many of the platform's user experience differentiators. But as I've argued, there's reason behind this madness. And now an ex-Microsoft design lead who actually worked on Windows Phone has gone public and agreed with this assessment. You may have loved Windows Phone and Metro, but it had to change. A different theory for Microsoft moving Windows Phone closer to Android's UI design, from former Windows Phone executive Charlie Kindel (who now…
  • GNU Hurd 0.6 released

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:32 pm
    It has been roughly a year and a half since the last release of the GNU Hurd operating system, so it may be of interest to some readers that GNU Hurd 0.6 has been released, along with GNU Mach 1.5 (the microkernel that Hurd runs on), and GNU MIG 1.5 (the Mach Interface Generator, which generates code to handle remote procedure calls). New features include procfs and random translators, cleanups and stylistic fixes, some of which came from static analysis, message dispatching improvements; integer hashing performance improvements, a split of the init server into a startup server and an init…
  • Sailfish OS 1.1.4 released for early access

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    The next Sailfish OS version has been released for early access users. It's got a few very welcome changes - first and foremost, IMAP idle/push support, meaning emails will now arrive as the arrive, instead of on a schedule. There's also a new split landscape keyboard, and some gesture feedback has been added. In addition, there's a bunch of security updates, improvements to Android application support, and more. Assuming no big issues arise from the early access release, it'll be pushed to regular users.
  • Cyanogen will bundle Microsoft apps

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    Rumors of a Microsoft and Cyanogen partnership have been making the rounds recently, and the Android mod maker is confirming them today. In an email to The Verge, Cyanogen says it's partnering with Microsoft to integrate the software giant’s consumer apps and services into the Cyanogen OS. Bing, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, and Microsoft Office will all be bundled later this year. As part of the partnership, Microsoft has committed to creating "native integrations" on Cyanogen OS. "Taking Android away from Google" to give it to Microsoft. Will these people never learn? Cyanogen…
  • OS X reviewed

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:40 am
    Nearly 15 years ago, I wrote my first review of Mac OS X for a nascent “PC enthusiast's" website called Ars Technica. Nearly 15 years later, I wrote my last. Though Apple will presumably announce the next major version of OS X at WWDC this coming June, I won't be reviewing it for Ars Technica or any other publication, including the website you're reading now. The best software reviewer in the business calls it quits.
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  • GitHub: Now Supporting Open Source License Compliance

    Roy Schestowitz
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:32 am
    Ask any developer where to turn for access to the latest software code for open source projects, and you’ll likely be directed to GitHub—one of the largest providers of open source code online. While GitHub has always been a great site for developers to come together, network and share code, up until a few years ago, the website had a problem. Though it was easy for developers to share code, finding the right software license to go along with it was much harder. The majority of downloads on GitHub, therefore, were taking place without the critical software license component. read more
  • Tanglu 3.0 Alpha Out Now Based on Debian 8 Jessie, Offers GNOME 3.16 and KDE Plasma 5

    Rianne Schestowitz
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Matthias Klumpp announced today, April 18, the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Alpha version of the upcoming Tanglu 3 Linux operating system. read more
  • EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption

    Rianne Schestowitz
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:29 pm
    The EXT4 file-system updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel have been sent in and it features the file-system-level encryption support. Earlier this month we wrote about the newly-published patches for EXT4 encryption support coming out of Google and intended to land in the next major release of Android. Those patches for file-system-level encryption will now be landing upstream with the Linux 4.1 kernel update. Besides this native encryption support for EXT4, the rest of the updates for this merge window pull request equate to mainly fixes. More details via the pull request itself. read more
  • Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1 Released for Testing with KDE Plasma 5.2.2 and Xfce 4.12

    Rianne Schestowitz
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:23 pm
    The Manjaro development team announced that the first Preview release of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system is now available for download in Xfce and KDE Live CD flavors. read more
  • Ardour 4.0 released

    Rianne Schestowitz
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:18 pm
    The Ardour project is pleased to announce the release of Ardour 4.0. This release brings many technical improvements, as well as new features and over a thousand bug fixes. The biggest changes in this release: Better cross platform support. Ardour now runs on GNU/Linux, OS X and for the first time, Windows. JACK is no longer required, making it easier than ever for new users to get Ardour up and running (though JACK is still usable with Ardour). The user interface has seen a thorough overhaul, leading to a more modern and polished experience. read more
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  • How Practiceedge offers solutions to business problems?

    admin
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:31 am
    Everything can be possible with the help of technologies. Nowadays, there are many facilities available through different websites on the Internet. Practiceedge is one type of website in which the professionals have fifteen-year experience as a primary practitioner and a decade of specialized education in software development, as well as general marketing techniques. The Practiceedge team has progressed into a preeminent supplier of high-quality web-based solutions. They basically specialize in SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Adwords, and social media marketing. They also provide special…
  • Integrating medicine with technology

    admin
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:16 am
    With the dawn of advanced technology, hospitals and clinics across the globe have invested in personalized websites to allow easier access to the facilities they provide. With competition growing stiff, every medical firm is trying to outdo the other. Advertising the latest technologies they have invested in is one of the best ways of increasing their client lists. With people’s life at stake, once a person invests trust in a medical firm they rarely budge to get a second opinion. Therefore, in the field of medicine goodwill is invaluable for the success of the firm. Doctors and surgeons…
  • Imagery Aspect in Facebook Advertising

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    Social media space was revolutionized back in 2006 when Facebook opened its doors to the wider public. Since then, a lot has happened to Facebook as a social media platform. It has more than a billion active users now making it the largest social media website on the planet. This creates unique opportunities for the marketing sector. A billion active Facebook users create a pool of people that can be accessed easily for marketing purposes. This unique aspect about Facebook has pulled in many businesses to Facebook to market themselves. It is now a common place for you to find ads on Facebook.
  • Create an App for Your Mobile Phone

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Why you need to have an app. for you mobile phone? Well it makes your Smartphone efficient and makes it look custom made. You would have spend tons of money in downloading, but how about developing the your own app?, doesn’t it sound good? Well with some cool create an app tools you can created your desired apps for iphone, and android phones. Mobile apps The mobile apps arrive in various platforms; however the Google’s android and apple’iOS are the most renowned ones. Mobile app development is found to be a lucrative business. However many individuals hesitate to come into this…
  • Make unlimited videos with video maker software

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Making videos for any presentation or any advertisement can seem very hectic and costly. However, for business to progress in an easy way it will be better if you have a video that depicts it. It is attractive and eye catching too. If you are worrying about the cost you have to pay for your video, why not make one on your own? Now you might be thinking how that is possible. It is very simple. All you have to do is buy a software and prepare your own videos instead of paying for the videos every time. Here is an example of software by the name of Video Maker Fx. First, you have to get to know…
 
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  • Solaris Admins: For A Glimpse Of Your Networking Future, Install OpenBSD

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:45 am
    Undeadly's very own Peter Hansteen has written up some PF-on-Solaris-related email chatter: Roughly a week ago, on April 5th, 2015, parts of Oracle's roadmap for upcoming releases of their Solaris operating system was leaked in a message to the public OpenBSD tech developer mailing list. This is notable for several reasons, one is that Solaris, then owned and developed by (the now defunct) Sun Microsystems, was the original development platform for Darren Reed's IP Filter, more commonly known as IPF, which in turn was the software PF was designed to replace. As they say, read the whole thing!
  • p2k15 Hackathon Report: stsp@ on wifi and games

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Stefan Sperling (stsp@) writes in with our third report from the p2k15 ports hackathon: I spent the week before hackathon reviving a lingering work-in-progress implementation of a wireless driver for RTL8188CE devices. These are essentially urtwn(4) devices on the PCI bus instead of USB. The driver started out as a copy of urtwn(4) which I'm gradually moving over to PCI. With help from uwe@ I could clear some roadblocks that had prevented progress and got the driver up to the point where the firmware loading process completed successfully. Read more...
  • p2k15 Hackathon Report: krw@ on GPT support

    13 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Ken Westerback (krw@) writes in with our second report from the p2k15 ports hackathon: Never has a hackathon accomplished so much in the presence of so many fire doors. It appears that the University of Exeter is fire door mad, with every door labelled a fire door that must always be closed or locked. Read more...
  • softraid(4) - RAID 5 Call for Testing

    12 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    Joel Sing (jsing@) has put out a call for testing for RAID 5 on softraid(4): For those not following source-changes@, I have just re-enabled the RAID 5 discipline for softraid(4). During the last two hackathons in Dunedin, the RAID 5 implementation was largely rewritten. As far as I am aware, the last missing part was the lack of ability to resume a partial rebuild, which has been fixed - it now needs further testing and usage so that any remaining issues can be found. Read more...
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  • lollypop 0.9.11 (GTK Sound Application)

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm
    lollypop 0.9.11 (GTK Sound Application)Lollypop is a new GNOME music playing application. It provides: - mp3/4, ogg and flac. - Genre/Cover browsing - Genre/Artist/Cover browsing - Search - Playlists - Fullscreen view - MTP sync - Queue - Party mode - Replay gain - Cover art downloader - Context artist view Packages availables on: http://gnumdk.github.io/lollypop/changelog:See http://gnumdk.github.io/lollypop/[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • Peces (Tangram game) 5.1 (GTK Other Game)

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    Peces (Tangram game) 5.1 (GTK Other Game)Peces is an open source game based on the Chinese game called Tangram. The main objective of the game is to create different figures by putting together pieces like squares, triangles, rectangles, and others. This simple yet challenging game has at least 39 gaming modes and 4 different difficulty levels. You will be able to select among different figures like trees, boats, animals, etc., and at the precise moment you start to move the pieces a timer will start counting the time that you will spend trying to solve the challenge. The game has four…
  • GnuAccounting 0.8.8 (GTK Business Software)

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    GnuAccounting 0.8.8 (GTK Business Software)A java accounting application embedding OpenOffice.org A java (SWT) application embedding OpenOffice.org. Possible database back ends are the embedded HSQLDB database or MySQL. The GnuAccounting project aims to create an application that lets you create invoices, credit memos and other documents with OpenOffice.org output (odt, pdf) and edit metadata (products, customers). You will be able to mark invoices payed and base a simple accounting on this application. changelog:Improvements/refactorings * Upgrade to Mustangproject 1.1.1 * Asset export now…
  • KKEdit 0.2.7 (GTK Text Editor)

    8 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    KKEdit 0.2.7 (GTK Text Editor)Please note! Homepage and download links have changed owing to my website host going tits up and down and up and down ...! New Plugin Page ( Available from the 'Help' menu ) : https://sites.google.com/site/kkeditlinuxtexteditor/kkedit-plugins Current plugins are: Clipboard File Browser. New Project. Open URI -- NEW Edit Remote File ( via SSH ) Session Manager Terminal Pane Example. !!! IMPORTANT !!! Plugin system has changed, if you have made a plugin see the example that is included, you WILL need to recompile your plugin. Please see the in built help for…
  • HomeBank 5.0.1 (GTK Financial)

    6 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    HomeBank 5.0.1 (GTK Financial)Free, easy, personal accounting for everyone. HomeBank is free software. Use it to manage your personal accounts. It is designed to easy to use. Analise your finances in detail using powerful filtering tools and graphs. HomeBank benefits from more than 20 years of user experience and feedback. Its development started in 1995 on Amiga computers. It is available for 56 languages on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows, MacOSX, Nokia N*** and Amiga. If you are looking for an easy way to manage your accounts then HomeBank should be the software of choice. Take some…
 
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  • Download iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Brings Numerous Improvements

    SK Mezanul Haque
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Apple has released iOS 8.3 software update to the App Store on iTunes available for download on supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The latest iOS 8.3 update is the third major release of the iOS 8 mobile operating system. All users running iOS 8.2 or testing the iOS 8.3 Public Beta can update to the final iOS 8.3. How to Download iOS 8.3 Update and Install it Warning! Make sure that your iOS device is charged. If not, you should plug it in before proceeding. During the process your iOS device will be automatically restarted. The update process is simple. All you need to update to iOS 8.3…
  • Windows 10 Build 10049 Available For Download, Includes Spartan Web Browser

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Great news for all Windows Insiders! Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 10049. The latest build that bundles the most anticipated feature, the Spartan web browser. Finally, the wait is over. Windows Insider users can now download the latest Windows 10 build 10049 to test the new web browser. Spartan web browser will replace the now default Internet Explorer web browser. Except the inclusion of Spartan, Windows 10 build 10049 comes with a few bug fixes and improvements. It still does have a few bugs though, which is expected in a test build. With the inclusion of Spartan in build 10049,…
  • Windows 10 Minimum System Requirements

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Microsoft will officially release Windows 10 to the public this summer. Windows 10 will be released in 190 countries and 111 languages. Before the general availability (GA) of Windows 10, Microsoft will release Windows 10 RTM (Released To Manufacturing) for download this summer, probably in June. Almost always in the past, Microsoft released Windows in October but with Windows 10 everything is changing. Windows 10 will be released any date between July and September, not in October. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users for one year. As the time of…
  • Download Windows 10 Build 10041

    SK Mezanul Haque
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Microsoft recently released Windows 10 build 10041 to users testing Windows 10. The latest Windows 10 build 10041 is more stable than before. This build features a transparent Start Menu and other small visual enhancements. The new visual enhancements includes new login screen, new icons, new network fly out. All these visual enhancements makes Windows 10 look much prettier than before. If you are wondering if build 10041 comes with Spartan web browser, you will be disappointed to know it isn’t. May be in the future build, Microsoft will include Spartan browser. Download Latest Windows…
  • Windows 10 Release Date: Windows 10 Launching This Summer

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Microsoft has officially confirmed that Windows 10 will release this summer. Windows 10 will be available in 190 Countries and 111 Languages. At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Windows’s chief Terry Myerson announced the launch of the new operating system. According to him, Windows 10, the PC version and Windows 10 for Phones, the mobile version of its operating system, will be launched in the same time frame. Microsoft still yet to announce the exact release date of Windows 10. In the announcement, Myerson said, “we…
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  • Py-EFL Tutorial 3: Align Hints

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    Today, we are going to explore how to position elements in your applications within the space they occupies in your application window.
  • Latest and Greatest or Broken at Best?

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Too often we get caught up in what I like to refer to as the “version number game” in the software world. Bigger is better as they say and this mindset is very ingrained in people when it comes to software version numbers.
  • HOWTO: Install Sailfish OS on the Nexus 4

    5 Apr 2015 | 1:10 pm
    What I found when I searched around was that there did not appear to be a concise guide for what exactly you need to do to load Sailfish OS up on the Nexus 4. Today's post is going to be a “quick and dirty” of how to take a Nexus 4 in any state and get it to a functional boot of Sailfish OS.
  • Windows Secure Boot Lockout and Desktop Linux

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    The release of Windows 10 is on the horizon and once again many people in the Linux community are up in arms about potential “abuse” of the secure boot protcol that UEFI supports.
  • PySide Tutorial: Using Qt Designer with PySide

    13 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    Today's piece is going to be an introduction to using Qt Designer tool to build interfaces for Python applications utilizing PySide bindings Qt.
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  • What is the most wanted feature in Ubuntu 15.04 family

    6 Apr 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Ubuntu 15.04 is due to release very soon - just few more days to wait for the next release. You can now even pre-order your own disks with it!There are plenty new features that 15.04 family has to offer. The question is which is the most expected? Let's vote for that!I shortlisted some of the features, but of course you're free to add your own under the "Other" section!Loading...The results of the vote will be announced in 2 weeks, just few days before the release date.
  • Pre-order Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu 15.04

    30 Mar 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Yes, this is the same time of the year again.With a release of a new version of Ubuntu 15.04 less than a month away, many of you already looking for downloading of your own ISO image of the system. Yes, that's the next version, codenamed Vivid Vervet.But many of you are not so lucky, and will need to wait longer, because you can not or do not want to create their own DVDs with operating system images.We can help!You can pre-order your own copy of Ubuntu 15.04 (or Xubuntu, or Lubuntu, or Kubuntu), including Ubuntu 15.04 GNOME and Ubuntu 15.04 MATE right now. It means that a DVD with your…
  • Zorin OS: Can I keep it, please?

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    "Dad, my windows are broken."Oh, no! What has he been up to now? Playing football in the garden again? I better go and have a look. There was no glass on the carpet; no damage to be seen at all. "What are you on about, son? Winding me up again?!"It turned out that there had been an automatic update, and the sound no longer worked, and his favourite game wouldn't run at all. Worse, he couldn't connect to the Internet, which he needed to do in order to upload his homework for marking.As it happened, I had just been testing Zorin OS 8 on a USB stick, on my own laptop. I loved the way Zorin Look…
  • Linux Showdown contest is running for YOU!

    11 Mar 2015 | 6:11 pm
    Linux notes from DarkDuck blog is famous for its contests. But it is not the only place where Linux fans can win prizes.Want to flex your scripting skills? Also want a chance to win awesome prizes? If so, you should compete in Linux Showdown 8: “The Assembler” that TrueAbility is hosting!TrueAbility was built with tech professionals in mind and has a vast community of Linux members. Everything from Linux challenges and self-assessments, to blog posts and Linux jobs can be found at TrueAbility.They are launching an old school challenge to test tech pros' scripting skills and they are…
  • Next Achievement of Facebook Page of Linux Notes from DarkDuck - 500 likes!

    12 Feb 2015 | 4:01 pm
    I must admit I have never thought about this being possible.You know that Facebook page of Linux notes from DarkDuck exists almost as long as the blog itself. The page got it 300th like in September 2014. It was only about 320 by mid-January 2015.And then I saw the number of "Likes" rocketing! The level of 400 "Likes" has been passed on the 24th of January.It was less than 3 weeks ago, and today, on the 12th of February 2015, I am happy to announce that the Facebook page took another level! There are more than 500 people who "Like" the Linux notes from DarkDuck page!Thank you to all of you! I…
 
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  • Changing faces, changing places

    Scott Nesbitt
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:09 pm
    A few years ago, I announced my intention of letting this blog go fallow. Obviously, things didn’t turn out that way. And while I haven’t been posting here as regularly as I’ve wanted to, I still have a lot to say on the subject of Linux and free and open source software. However, not in this space anymore. I’m going to be starting this blog fresh elsewhere, under a new name and a new domain. But don’t worry about the posts that are here. They aren’t going anywhere. I’ll be converting this blog to a static site using Jekyll, but won’t be posting…
  • A non-techie’s perspective on blogging with Jekyll

    Scott Nesbitt
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:12 am
    As you probably know, I blog quite a bit. Not as much as I should in this space (sorry!), but quite a bit nonetheless. WordPress is my blogging platform of choice. Mainly because it’s powerful and flexible, as well as being easy to use. Due, in large part, to my work as a technology coach, I find myself investigating other blogging platforms. Sometimes, the proofs of concept that I create for my clients wind up being going concerns. That happened with two such blogs, as well as my coaching site. They were spread across a pair of services that designed for static blogging. There was…
  • A few links of interest

    Scott Nesbitt
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    Using your open source experience to get a job Learning Linux, the fun way How to rename multiple files in Linux Simple Public License, a plain-language version of the GPL 2.0 Related posts: Blog posts, now with more Creative Commons A few links of interest A few links of interest
  • Switching to elementary OS

    Scott Nesbitt
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:34 am
    2015 is year of changes for me. The biggest change is my aim to streamline my processes, my systems, and my tools. I want to go back to basics with everything I do. That includes the Linux distro I use. While I like Lubuntu (and still recommend it), I’ve been feeling the need to go lighter. You might recall that a year or so ago, I took elementary OS for a two-week test drive. My experience was more than favourable, but as I wrote at the time: While I really like elementary OS, I see no compelling reason to switch over from Lubuntu. At least, for the moment. The moment came the weekend…
  • A few links of interest

    Scott Nesbitt
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    A look at PirateBox, an anonymous file sharing and communications system built on free and open source software Some time-saving command line tips How to search PDFs for text using Recoll Learn the ‘ls’ command with these examples Should we all be contributing to FOSS? Related posts: Blog posts, now with more Creative Commons A few links of interest A few links of interest
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  • The five biggest changes in Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

    sjvn01
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    You can’t judge a book by its cover, or a Linux by its interface. If you glance at Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet, you won’t see a lot different from Ubuntu 14.10. Don’t let first impressions fool you. Underneath that slick Unity 7.x interface, there’s a lot of changes. The five biggest changes in Ubuntu 15.04, [...]
  • HP: We’re not leaving the public cloud

    sjvn01
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    Several days after HP seemed to announce that it was going to stop offering public cloud services, the company is now stating that it will continue to offer its OpenStack-powered Helion public cloud. HP: We’re not leaving the public cloud. More>
  • Dell XPS 13 Linux developer edition available

    sjvn01
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Dell has come through again with its latest laptop that’s just for Linux developers: The fourth generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. This model is the latest in Dell’s high-end workstation laptops for programmers. Unlike earlier models, this latest power laptop starts at a very affordable price: $949. This “starter” computer is powered by [...]
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  • Tomahawk 0.8.4 Released, Plugin for Tidal On The Way

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    Tomahawk supports Ubuntu’s Sound Menu A new update to the meta-streaming desktop music player Tomahawk has washed ashore, with a bunch of bug fixes firmly in tow. News of the update, the fourth since the first 0.8.x series release last year, also reveals that a new plugin is in the works for musician-owned streaming service TIDAL. Not that anyone already ponying up the $19.99 subscription fee will be awash in hi-def audio just yet. Tomahawk devs say the TIDAL plugin is not yet ready for prime-time use, and is not included in the compiled builds of the player for desktop users.
  • Cirrus7 Nimbini — The Most Stylish Ubuntu PC Ever Made?

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    In the market for a new Ubuntu PC? You don’t have to look too hard these days to find a company, both big and small, offering a Tux-friendly product. While many retailers offer run of the mill plastic boxes or off-the-shelf rebrands of ‘white box’ products from Taiwanese giants, the same can’t be said of German hardware company Cirrus7. Their bespoke Ubuntu-powered Cirrus7 Nimbus won a prestigious Red Dot design award last year. Today the company is back with its latest offering, the new Cirrus7 Nimbini.  The new NUC measures a mere 150x150x87mm in size, which is…
  • KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Arrives With Improved Power Management Features

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    Kubuntu 15.04, due later this month, will be the first stable release of the distro to ship with the new KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment as default.  Exciting stuff, I’m sure you’ll agree. More exciting than that, at least for a KDE newbie like me, is the announcement of Plasma 5.3 Beta, the next major version of the shiny new desktop environment. The Sad Face Preface Before we go any further I need to preface this article with an apology. If I go on to use the wrong naming conventions for KDE and its software stack, I’m sorry. KDE fans seem to be a passionate brood, but…
  • Linux Kernel 4.0 Features Live Kernel Patching, PS3 Support

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    12 Apr 2015 | 4:55 pm
    A new stable release of the Linux Kernel has been announced by Linus Torvalds on the Linux kernel mailing list.  Linux 4.0, codenamed ‘Hurr durr I’m a sheep’ — no, really — brings with it a small set of new hardware support, driver improvements, performance tweaks, bug fixes and the like. But remarking on the minor-ness of the update, Torvalds’ writes; “Feature-wise, 4.0 doesn’t have all that much special. Much have been made of the new kernel patching infrastructure, but realistically […] we’ve had much bigger changes in other versions.  So this…
  • Ubuntu MATE Inks First Hardware Deal

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    The ‘Orion’ laptop ships will offer Ubuntu MATE Despite a plethora of fantastic desktop Linux distributions only a select few are available to buy pre-installed on laptops, desktops and other computing devices. Ubuntu MATE, the most recent member of the Ubuntu family, joins this esteemed club. It has announced a partnership with UK-based computer reseller Entroware. The deal will see Tux enthusiasts able to purchase Entroware laptops and desktop PCS with Ubuntu MATE pre-installed — and with full support from the company, to boot. Entroware currently ship a choice of…
 
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  • Calling Out OkCupid

    Benjamin Kerensa
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    So the other day, Indiana’s governor signed a bill into law that the Republican controlled legislature passed called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The reality of this bill is it has nothing to do with freedom of religion and everything to do with legalizing discrimination. Anyways, to the point, I hate to open a can of worms but when I heard this news I thought back to this same time last year and remembered how gung ho OkCupid was over Mozilla’s appointment of Brendan Eich because of his personal beliefs and that they ultimately decided to block all Firefox users. I don’t…
  • Android 5.1: “ignore wireless networks without internet feature” fails

    Benjamin Kerensa
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Android 5.1’s new “ignore wireless networks without internet” feature (which does not have any way to be toggled off) basically disconnects from wifi networks lacking internet. This will cause major issues for tech gadgets such as the Chromecast, GoPro, Parrot’s Lineup of Drones (Bebop, ARDrone, etc). Basically all of these devices create a WiFi network that has no internet connectivity and in Android 5.1 the behavior is to automatically disconnect from these networks. I confirmed this on a Bebop and Chromecast so far as have other users. Yikes! Wonder how many months until Google…
  • Google trying to win Firefox users back

    Benjamin Kerensa
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Google is clearly feeling the crunch from Mozilla moving to Yahoo as the default search provider. I noticed this today on Google (I use Yahoo primarily but do use Google too). After clicking this it brings up an overlay with instructions specifically for Firefox users and notably I did not get this message in other browsers I tried so clearly this detection code they added is specific to trying to win Firefox users back. I wish Google instead of trying to fight over search dominance would instead focus on building an awesome open web with Mozilla and others
  • Outspoken on Open

    Benjamin Kerensa
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    One thing I have tried to advocate for no matter what project it is I’m contributing to is good process and transparency. You would think that things like good process and transparency come naturally to open source projects but the thing is, no matter how old or new the project is there are always people coming and going who have varying depths of experience in doing work in the open and as a result open is not always the default in open source projects. Most recently, I have been pushing for more transparency in some programs at Mozilla and specifically in the area that deals with…
  • Get a free U2F Yubikey to test on Firefox Nightly

    Benjamin Kerensa
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Passwords are always going to be vulnerable to being cracked. Fortunately, there are solutions out there that are making it safer for users to interact with services on the web. The new standard in protecting users is Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) authentication which is already available in browsers like Google Chrome. Mozilla currently has a bug open to start the work necessary to delivering U2F support to people around the globe and bring Firefox into parity with Chrome by offering this excellent new feature to users. I recently reached out to the folks at Yubico who are very eager to see…
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  • What are good open-source log monitoring tools on Linux

    Dan Nanni
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:12 pm
    In an operating system, logs are all about keeping track of events, be it critical system errors, resource usage warnings, transaction history, application status, or user activities. These logs, which are stored as (text or binary) files in the system, are useful for system auditing, debugging and maintenance. However, with so many different system entities […]Continue reading... The post What are good open-source log monitoring tools on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to analyze Squid logs with SARG log analyzer on CentOS How to install and configure Nagios on Linux…
  • How to hide/show toolbar in response to scrolling on Android

    Obaro Ogbo
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:17 pm
    The Toolbar is a new android widget, introduced in API 21 (Lollipop), designed and intended to replace the ActionBar. The ActionBar was introduced in API 11 (Honeycomb), to appear at the top of an activity's window. The Toolbar, on the other hand is more powerful than the ActionBar. For example, the Toolbar can be placed […]Continue reading... The post How to hide/show toolbar in response to scrolling on Android appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to use RecyclerView and CardView on Android Lollipop How to create activity transition animations on Android Lollipop How to create…
  • How to manage remote MySQL databases on Linux VPS using a GUI tool

    Dan Nanni
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    If you need to run a MySQL server on a remote VPS instance, how will you manage databases hosted by the server remotely? Perhaps web-based database administration tools such as phpMyAdmin or Adminer will first come to mind. These web-based management tools require a backend web server and PHP engine up and running. However, if […]Continue reading... The post How to manage remote MySQL databases on Linux VPS using a GUI tool appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to install LEMP stack (nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP) on CentOS How to…
  • How to run Ubuntu Snappy Core on Raspberry Pi 2

    Ferdinand Thommes
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us. In a couple of years some of us might ask ourselves how we ever survived without it, just like we question our past without cellphones today. Canonical is a contender in this fast growing, but still wide open market. The company wants to claim their stakes in […]Continue reading... The post How to run Ubuntu Snappy Core on Raspberry Pi 2 appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.
  • What is a good alternative to wget or curl on Linux

    Dan Nanni
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    If you often need to access a web server non-interactively in a terminal environment (e.g., download a file from the web, or test REST-ful web service APIs), chances are that wget or curl is your go-to tool. With extensive command-line options, both of these tools can handle a variety of non-interactive web access use cases […]Continue reading... The post What is a good alternative to wget or curl on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to use custom http headers with wget How to download multiple files with wget How to access VNC remote desktop in web browser How to…
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    blackMORE Ops

  • 3D Robotics reveals its new 3DR Solo Quadcopter running on Linux

    blackMORE Ops
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    I am big fan of QuadCopters. Just the look of them reminds me of my childhood fantasies of traveling around unknown alien world on a weirdly looking powerful aircraft. A new drone from 3D Robotics named Solo just got my attention. If you are a fan of QuaCopters, 3DR Solo would definitely blow your mind. ...The post 3D Robotics reveals its new 3DR Solo Quadcopter running on Linux appeared first on blackMORE Ops
  • Website Password hacking using WireShark

    blackMORE Ops
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    Did you knew every time you fill in your username and password on a website and press ENTER, you are sending your password. Well, of course you know that. How else you’re going to authenticate yourself to the website?? But, (yes, there’s a small BUT here).. when a website allows you to authenticate using HTTP ...The post Website Password hacking using WireShark appeared first on blackMORE Ops
  • New Mozilla Firefox Version 37.0 fixed 13 security issues and introduced Opportunistic Encryption support

    blackMORE Ops
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    Mozilla Foundation just released it’s latest Firefox (Version 37.0). It’s been rolled out for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android operating systems. Those who don’t know, it was released on the week of March 31st. Well to be honest, as of writing this article, Version 37.0.1 was already out on April 3, 2015 that fixed 2 ...The post New Mozilla Firefox Version 37.0 fixed 13 security issues and introduced Opportunistic Encryption support appeared first on blackMORE Ops
  • Setup DHCP or static IP address from command line in Linux

    blackMORE Ops
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Did you ever had trouble with Network Manager and felt that you need to try to setup DHCP or static IP address from command Line in Linux? I once accidentally removed Gnome (my bad, wasn’t paying attention and did an apt-get autoremove -y .. how bad is that.. ) So I was stuck, I couldn’t ...The post Setup DHCP or static IP address from command line in Linux appeared first on blackMORE Ops
  • Free VPN providers of 2015

    blackMORE Ops
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    VPN is a network that is constructed by using public wires — usually the Internet — to connect to a private network, such as a company’s internal network. There are a number of systems that enable you to create networks using the Internet as the medium for transporting data. These systems use encryption and other ...The post Free VPN providers of 2015 appeared first on blackMORE Ops
 
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  • Installation Steps of OpenCart 2.0 on CentOS 7

    Pradeep Kumar
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:11 pm
    OpenCart is a Open source e-commerce software that allows us to build or create our own online store free of cost. Opencart is also known as shopping cart which is based on PHP. In this post we will discuss the installation steps of OpenCart on CentOS 7.x.Before starting the installation following should be installed on your Linux system. PHP Database Server ( MySQL / MariaDB ) Web Server ( Apache ) In my case php, database server and Web server are already installed on my linux system. If in case they are not installed then use the yum command to install these packages. Install the required…
  • Create and Extend XFS filesystem based on LVM

    Pradeep Kumar
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    XFS is a File system which is designed for high performance ,scalability and Capacity point of view. It is generally used where large amount data to be stored / used on the File system. Some of the awesome freeze features of xfs are xfs_freeze, snapshot, xfs_unfreeze. One of the limitation of XFS is that we can not shrink or reduce this file system. XFS is the default file system on CentOS 7 and RHEL 7. In this post we will discuss how to create and extend xfs file system based on LVM in CentOS 7. I am assuming that a new disk is assigned to Linux box and i am going to perform below steps on…
  • How to enable User and Group Disk Quota on CentOS 7 & RHEL 7

    Pradeep Kumar
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:18 pm
    As a Linux system admin we generally face low disk space issues. By implementing the user and group disk quota on the file system we can resolve the space issue. Quota restricts the users to use only allowed disk and inodes on the particular file system. In this post we will discuss how to enable user & group disk quota on /home File system on CentOS 7 & RHEL 7 Step:1 Add usrquota & grpquota option on /home in /etc/fstab file. [root@linuxtechi ~]# vi /etc/fstab Save & exit the file. In this example i have add user and group quota options on /home Step:2 Remount  /home file…
  • Installation Steps of Joomla 3.4.1 On Ubuntu 14.10

    Pradeep Kumar
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Joomla is an Open Source Content Management System (CMS) , which allow the users to create or build their own website and applications. Joomla is very popular because of its ease-of-use and extensibility. Joomla in the backend uses the PHP, Web server (Apache2) and database like MariaDB or MySQL. In this Post we will discuss how to install and Configure Joomla 3.4.1 on Ubuntu 14.10. Step:1 Install the Necessary Packages or Prerequisites Using below Command. linuxtechi@node1:~$ sudo apt-get update linuxtechi@node1:~$ sudo apt-get install apache2 php5-mysql libapache2-mod-php5 mysql-server…
  • Test Internet Speed from the Terminal on Ubuntu Linux

    Pradeep Kumar
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:35 pm
    We generally use flash based websites (like speedtest.net & whatismyip.com) to test our Internet speed but as Linux admin we love to test Internet speed from the command line or terminal. speedtest.cli is command line tool which is used to test Internet bandwidth from the terminal on Linux like Operating system. In this post we will discuss how to install and use speedtest.cli on Ubuntu Linux. Download the Script Speedtest.cli & assign Execute Permissions linuxtechi@node1:~$ wget -O speedtest-cli https://raw.github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest_cli.py linuxtechi@node1:~$…
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  • Command-line network speed testing

    Peter Leung
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Is your web app slow? Is network bandwidth the problem? To diagnose the problem, begin by measuring the network bandwidth. Many users run the popular, web-based speedtest.net to capture speed performance data. This is a good solution if the X Window System is installed on the webserver. However, I have a Linux VPS server without an X graphical environment. Command line is the only viable way to perform a speed test on that server. Power Linux users may want to use the iperf program to measure network bandwidth. To use iperf effectively, you need some basic knowledge of TCP/IP. In addition,…
  • How to n-up pages in a PDF or PPT file via the command-line

    Peter Leung
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Suppose you downloaded a PowerPoint or a PDF file from slideshare. You liked it so much that you wanted to print it out. But, alas, it was 50 pages long. This tutorial introduces the command-line tools to n-up a PPT or PDF file, i.e., batch multiple pages of the input file onto a single page on the output file. The output file is of the PDF format.To 2-up a file, you place 2 original pages on a single output page. Similarly, to 4-up a file, 4 original pages on a single output page. By n-upping a file, you drastically reduce the number of pages for printing. Convert to PDF If the original file…
  • Automate Debian system updates using Crontab

    Peter Leung
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Updating a Debian system is as easy as executing the following command as root: # apt-get update && apt-get upgrade If you have a sudo account, run the command like this: $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Instead of running the command interactively, you can automate the manual update process by running a cron job. Below, I assume you login as root. Run the following command to create or edit your cron jobs. Note that the default text editor is opened automatically for you to enter the cron jobs. # crontab -e As an example, I will schedule the update to happen…
  • How to merge or split pdf files using convert

    Peter Leung
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    convert is a member of the ImageMagick software suite for image manipulation. Two of my earlier posts dealt with using convert to slice and resize an image. It is a lesser-known fact that convert also works with pdf files. I'd previously explained how to merge and split up pdf files using tools such as pdftk and gs. In this post, I'll illustrate how to do the same using the convert program. First, you need to install convert which is packaged in the ImageMagick suite. $ sudo apt-get install imagemagick Merging 2 pdf files (file1 and file2) into a new file (output) is as simple as executing: $…
  • How to update a MySQL table with data from itself

    Peter Leung
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    Suppose I want to update a MySQL table with data that refers to the same table. To make it easier to follow along, I will use the following actual WordPress administration scenario. My task is to copy the attributes of a WordPress theme named decode to its child theme named decode-child. Theme attributes are stored in the MySQL table wp_options. The table has 2 relevant fields: option_name This field identifies the theme. The parent theme has the value theme_mods_decode; the child theme, theme_mods_decode-child.option_value This is the field we want to copy from the parent theme to its child.
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  • Encryptr Zero-Knowledge System Based Password Manager For Linux

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:53 am
    Encryptr is free and Open-Source password manager that is based on a very secure 'Zero-Knowledge Crypton Framework'. Zero-Knowledge system does not allow even a server to know what data is being sent and saved on the server by user. Encryptr saves all of your passwords, credit card data, PINs, or access codes, in the cloud with a simple and sleek user interface. The following tutorial instructs installing Encryptr on Ubuntu/Linux Mint or other Debian based distributions.The best thing about Encryptr that makes it different from other passwords manager or e-wallet is that it is based on…
  • Linux Kernel 4.0 Codenamed ‘Hurr durr I’m a sheep’ Released, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Linux Kernel 4.0 codenamed 'Hurr Durr I'm a sheep' (it's not a joke :) has been announced by Linus Torvalds on the mailing list. 4.0 is not with some big changes but some small hardware support, driver improvements and bug fixes. There are more changes being given in this article below. If you want to upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.0 then you can follow this tutorial.Linux Kernel 4.0 with a unique name 'Hurr Durr I'm a sheep' was announced and the release as told above is not with some big changes. Linux Torvalds says in release post -Linux 4.0 was a pretty small release both in linux-next and in…
  • 5 Best Data Recovery Tools For Linux To Recover Data Or Deleted Partitions

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    Atleast once in life, most of us do wrong with the important data on our computer and then we think we must not have deleted this, whether some important documents or lectures' videos or bunch of important projects. Instead of cursing yourselves for such a foolish mistake, let's do some work. Let's try to recover that deleted data out from our HD. Here I am reviewing 5 of the best Data recover tools that can help recovering deleted data on Linux.What Is Data Recovery ?Data recovery is the process of rescuing and handling the data from damaged, failed, corrupted, or…
  • Linux Mint 17.2 Codenamed A Religious Name ‘Rafaela’

    8 Apr 2015 | 11:34 pm
    After a successful release of Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' and Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' here is a preparation for another successful release Linux Mint 17.2.  On April, 8 Clem posted news on blog.linuxmint.com saying the next release Linux Mint 17.2 has been codenamed 'Rafaela'. Here is what Rafaela means. Tell us Is it religious?Linux Mint 17.2 is expected to be another great release of all time. Clem started this release with releasing codename. He also mentioned the meaning of 'Rafaela'. The second 17.x point release will be Linux Mint 17.2 codename ‘Rafaela’.Rafaela is a…
  • DigiKam 4.9.0 Released With Bug Fixes, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:27 pm
    digiKam is an Open-Source project Photos management software, specially for KDE but you can use it on Ubuntu or others distros too. In digiKam photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. Developers recently released digiKam 4.9.0 with 33 bug fixes. Developers  main focus is on digiKam 5.0 release, as it is supposed to be a major release of digiKam.digiKam 4.9.0 is a bug fix release so there are no new features. But here are some of the main features of digiKam.What's Fixed In digiKam 4.9.0digiKam 4.9.0…
 
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  • Download Tomahawk 0.8.4 App – Best Streaming Music Player For Ubuntu

    Juniya
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Hello everyone, how are you all doing today? I hope you are all having a great weekend so far, my weekend is going fine so far, as you can see I have been away for about a week but I am back now, I was on a mini vacation that I desperately needed, I mostly wasted my time playing a game that was made like 15 years+ years ago, Rise of Nations, a classic game, google it, download it play it, trust me it’s quiet fun lol, anyway read on… What is Tomahawk Player? Tomahawk Music Player is a social media player that plays your local music (on PC) and also streams music from SoundCloud,…
  • Sub-$20 802.11n USB WiFi Adapter That's Linux Friendly

    Juniya
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:36 pm
    As a quick Friday note, if you’re looking for a 802.11n/g USB WiFi adapter that’s very affordable and will work great with Linux, here’s one of my recent purchases. After being pleased with one of them, I’ve since ordered a few more of these Wireless-N adapters for Linux usage. The latest USB WiFi adapters I decided to buy was the Panda PAU06 300Mbps Wireless-N USB Adapter. This WiFi adapter can be found for $19.99 USD at Amazon where it has more than 500 reviews with a 4.5 star rating. Aside from the low-cost and good reviews, what led me to this model was that it…
  • Ubuntu 15.04 Now Under Final Freeze

    Juniya
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    Ubuntu 15.04, the Vivid Vervet, is now under its final freeze for its release next week. Ubuntu developer Stéphane Graber announced the final freeze for Ubuntu 15.04. The first candidate images of Ubuntu 15.04 are expected while new package uploads now should just be about release critical fixes. Ubuntu 15.04 has finalized on the Linux 3.19 kernel, systemd 219, Mesa 10.5, X.Org Server 1.17, GCC 4.9, and other up-to-date packages, many of which are shared with upstream Debian. Ubuntu 15.04 is planned for its final release on 23 April. Remember to like our facebook and our…
  • AMD's New "AMDGPU" Kernel DRM Driver Might Finally Be Close

    Juniya
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:33 pm
    It looks like AMD might finally be close to publishing the code to their new AMDGPU kernel driver that’s key to their new unified Linux driver strategy where their open-source stack and Catalyst share a common, open-source kernel driver. Making it look like the AMDGPU kernel driver is close — which originally we were hoping/expecting to see in the winter — is an AMD engineer requesting a new FreeDesktop.org account for the development of the AMDGPU kernel driver. Sent in yesterday was an account request on FreeDesktop.org for DRM/AMDgpu. The request explains,…
  • Xubuntu To Replace Abiword With Parts Of LibreOffice

    Juniya
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:33 am
    Lightweight Ubuntu derivative Xubuntu is planning to replace the Abiword open-source word processor with LibreOffice in Xubuntu 15.10. The Xfce-powered desktop distribution also plans to do away with the GIMP image editor in this next release following Xubuntu 15.04. The default application voting results were published today by Simon Steinbeiß of Xubuntu/Xfce. For the 15.10 release in October, the stakeholders voted in favor of dropping GIMP and Abiword from the official release media. They also approved adding LibreOffice, or at least some parts of this popular open-source office…
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