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  • Learn GNU/Linux the Fun Way

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    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>>
  • Five Best Alternative Web Browsers For Windows, You Never Know Existed

    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more
    SK Mezanul Haque
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The world is progressing towards “everything on cloud” phase, making web browsers the most used application for anyone and everyone. It now doesn’t matter much which platform you are using. Be it Windows, OS X, Linux or cloud based operating system such as Chromium, you always need a web browser to access the Internet. The omnipresent presence of web browsers in our day-to-day life has made it such, we never give it a second thought. Anyone accessed the world-wide web ever is already familiar with web browsers. Popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,…
  • Top 5 Best Chromebook Laptop (and Pros and Cons of Chrome OS)

    The Geek Stuff
    Ramesh Natarajan
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chromebook runs on Chrome OS. If you’ve been thinking about buying a chromebook, you should first decide whether Chrome OS is an appropriate choice for you or not. We’ll explore the following in this article: Why you should buy chromebook? Why you shouldn’t buy chromebook? Top 5 best chromebook laptop to purchase Why You Should […] Read More: Top 5 Best Chromebook Laptop (and Pros and Cons of Chrome OS)Purchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • Big Bad Data

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    Doc Searls
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Obsession with Big Data has gotten out of hand. Here's how. more>>
  • Linux saves the day . . . . Again!

    Linux
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I tried, I really did. I had a problem and really, really tried to use the native tools to fix it. I couldn't, so in the end I had no choice but to go to Linux. It was not due to lack of knowledge but to the inability of the native tools to handle the task given them.   It has been quite a wh...
 
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  • Survey: Public Clouds, File Syncing and Data Privacy Dangers

    Christopher Tozzi
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    A survey from enterprise information management company M-Files says a majority of employees use public cloud file-syncing and sharing services for sensitive data.
  • Canonical Is Still Considering Turning the Phone into a Mini-PC

    Silviu Stahie
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Canonical is working to complete their idea of convergence with the launch of Ubuntu Touch, a new operating system for mobile devices. The desktop flavor of Ubuntu will eventually share the same code with the mobile one, and their plans go even further than that.
  • Android game console runs on quad-core Cortex-A17

    Eric Brown
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Ugoos announced a “micro game console” spin-off of its Android-based quad-core Cortex-A17 UT3 media player, and released an Ubuntu 14.10 build for the UT3.
  • Fedora Council Election Results

    Matthew Miller
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Congratulations to Rex Dieter and Langdon White, the elected representatives for the first Fedora Council!
  • Docker Update Fixes Pair of Critical Security Flaws

    Sean Michael Kerner
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:27 pm
    The open-source Docker container virtualization technology has emerged as one of the hottest and most hyped technologies of the year. Docker, however, isn't immune from security vulnerabilities, as a pair of recent updates illustrate.
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    The Geek Stuff

  • How to Restore Oracle Database using RMAN (with Examples)

    Ramesh Natarajan
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As a Linux sysadmin, you might recover a system from backup, which may include Oracle Database. So, it is essential for all admins to understand how to restore oracle database from backup. Typically, DBAs will use Oracle RMAN utility to take a hot backup of the database. This tutorial provides an introduction on how to […] Read More: How to Restore Oracle Database using RMAN (with Examples)Purchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • Top 5 Best Chromebook Laptop (and Pros and Cons of Chrome OS)

    Ramesh Natarajan
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chromebook runs on Chrome OS. If you’ve been thinking about buying a chromebook, you should first decide whether Chrome OS is an appropriate choice for you or not. We’ll explore the following in this article: Why you should buy chromebook? Why you shouldn’t buy chromebook? Top 5 best chromebook laptop to purchase Why You Should […] Read More: Top 5 Best Chromebook Laptop (and Pros and Cons of Chrome OS)Purchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Install Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 from Server Manager

    Satheesh Kumar
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As a Linux Sysadmin, you might still end-up dealing with few Windows Servers. One essential sysadmin tasks on Windows Server is to install and configure AD. Typically, we use the DCPROMO.exe command in Windows server 2003/2008 to install the Active directory services. But, in Windows server 2012, Microsoft has removed DCPROM.exe command and redirected the […] Read More: How to Install Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 from Server ManagerPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • 12 Essential MySQL Insert Command Examples

    Ramesh Natarajan
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    One of the common MySQL operation is to insert records into a table. This tutorial explains how to use MySQL insert command with several practical and useful examples. The following example will connect to devdb database with username devuser and password mysecretpwd # mysql -u devuser -pmysecretpwd devdb mysql> For this tutorial, we’ll insert values […] Read More: 12 Essential MySQL Insert Command ExamplesPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Enable VMware VAAI and Install NetApp Plugin on ESXi

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    VAAI stands for VMware APIs Array Integration (for vSphere Storage). VAAI is also referred to as hardware acceleration (or hardware offload APIs), which are a set of APIs to enable communication between VMware vSphere ESXi hosts and storage devices. This APIs are enabled on the ESXi host to offload certain storage operations to the storage […] Read More: How to Enable VMware VAAI and Install NetApp Plugin on ESXiPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
 
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  • Ubuntu Governance Reboot: Five Proposals

    jono
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Sorry, this is long, but hang in there. A little while back I wrote a blog post that seemed to inspire some people and ruffle the feathers of some others. It was designed as a conversation-starter for how we can re-energize leadership in Ubuntu. When I kicked off the blog post, Elizabeth quite rightly gave me a bit of a kick in the spuds about not providing a place to have a discussion, so I amended the blog post to a link to this thread where I encourage your feedback and participation. Rather unsurprisingly, there was some good feedback, before much of it started wandering off the point a…
  • Ubuntu Governance: Reboot?

    jono
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    For many years Ubuntu has had a comprehensive governance structure. At the top of the tree are the Community Council (community policy) and the Technical Board (technical policy). Below those boards are sub-councils such as the IRC, Forum, and LoCo councils, and developer assessment boards. The vast majority of these boards are populated by predominantly non-Canonical folks. I think this is a true testament to the openness and accessibility of governance in Ubuntu. There is no “Canonical needs to have people on half the board” shenanigans…if you are a good leader in the…
  • Dealing With Disrespect: The Video

    jono
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:13 pm
    A while back I wrote and released a free e-book called Dealing With Disrespect. It is a book that provides a short, simple to read, free guide for handling personalized, mean-spirited, disrespectful, and in some cases, malicious feedback and criticism of your work. I wrote it because this kind of feedback is increasingly common in online communities and places such as YouTube, reddit, and elsewhere, and I am tired of seeing good people give-up sharing their creative efforts because of this. My goal with the book is that when someone reads mean-spirited feedback and criticism and feels…
  • Bad Voltage Turns 1

    jono
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Today Bad Voltage celebrates our first birthday. We plan on celebrating it by having someone else blow out our birthday candles while we smash a cake and quietly defecate on ourselves. For those of you unaware of the show, Bad Voltage is an Open Source, technology, and “other things we find interesting” podcast featuring Stuart Langridge (LugRadio, Shot Of Jaq), Bryan Lunduke (Linux Action Show), Jeremy Garcia (Linux Questions), and myself (LugRadio, Shot Of Jaq). The show takes fun but informed take on various topics, and includes interviews, reviews, competitions, and…
  • Happy Birthday Ubuntu!

    jono
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Today is Ubuntu’s ten year anniversary. Scott did a wonderful job summarizing many of those early years and his own experience, and while I won’t be as articulate as him, I wanted to share a few thoughts on my experience too. I heard of this super secret Debian startup from Scott James Remnant. When I worked at OpenAdvantage we would often grab lunch in Birmingham, and he filled me in on what he was working on, but leaving a bunch of the blanks out due to confidentiality. I was excited about this new mystery distribution. For many years I had been advocating at conferences about a…
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  • Calligra Gemini Added to Calligra Suite

    leinir
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:08 am
    About a year ago, the Calligra community added a new application to the suite by the name of Krita Gemini, which combined the functionality of the Krita digital painting application with the touch optimised user interface of the tablet focused Krita Sketch, into a shell with the ability to switch between the two at runtime. The goal was to create a responsive user interface for Krita, and this is now a part of Calligra. In May of this year, Intel approached the team which produced Krita Gemini with the idea of doing the same for other parts of Calligra, by creating an application which would…
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 8th June 2014

    mrybczyn
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:42 am
    In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Calligra adds Okular generator for DOC/DOCX, based on the one for ODT Marble supports polygon moving, node deletion and adding polygon holes Solid offers more detailed battery status information KDevelop plugin controller architecture gains important optimizations Kdelibs sees config file parsing optimization thanks to reduced number of memory allocations Krita adds a Scalable Distance option to Weighted Smoothing In KDE Frameworks, Step has been ported to Qt5/KF5 Read the rest of the Digest here. Dot Categories: Developer
  • Plasma Bugfix Release Increases Integration with KDELibs 4 Apps

    jriddell
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    This month the Plasma 5 team brings you 5.1.1, a bugfix release to polish up the offering. It includes all the latest translations and a bunch of bugfixes. The bugfixes include syncing settings better with kdelibs4 applications so if you select which web browser you prefer to use that will affect all KDE applications. The VDG team have also continued their impressive work with numberous tweaks to the Breeze and Oxygen styles to get those margins just right as well as improve support for right-to-left languages.
  • Franklin Weng: The strength behind open source is the strength of contributing

    martgnz
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:46 am
    This is the first part of KDE & Freedom, a series of interviews with people who use and contribute to FOSS in their everyday lives. Please consider donating to the KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraiser. We need your help! Franklin is a 39 year old FOSS activist based in Taipei. He has coordinated KDE's zh_TW translation team since 2006, and is the core developer of ezgo (Chinese), a compilation of educational software used by schools all over Taiwan. ezgo, which in its Linux installation uses KDE software by default, blends more than 100 free software applications into one localized, easy to…
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 1st June 2014

    mrybczyn
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: In KDevelop it is now possible to modify many include directories and defined macros at the same time KStars adds an "eyepiece view" feature to the observation planner; It renders a view of the eyepiece and DSS / other imagery if available, side-by-side Digikam adds a geotagging status for thumbnails when viewing the album Calligra adds Okular generator for ODT (and OTT) files Solid now has a proper Inhibition object, with start/stop methods Trojita implements PasswordWatcher for imap access Akonadi implements direct streaming of part data Read the rest of…
 
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  • Peter Thiel's 3 critical decisions for startups

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Few people don’t know who Peter Thiel is. His Silicon Valley reputation as the first investor in Facebook echoes from the startup world to cocktail parties. He’s also known as the don of the PayPal mafia that includes Elon Musk and Reid Hoffman, who went on to found companies such as Tesla, Space X, and LinkedIn.But most don’t know his unconventional views on starting a successful business. Often self-critical for postponing his entrepreneurial career while achieving degrees in philosophy and law from Stanford, one could easily argue that the German-born Thiel’s unique perspective is…
  • CA's secret recipe: An organic engineering team

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    I spent the early part of last week at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas attending CA World. This was a very different CA World than in the past. It wasn’t just that Magic Johnson and The Fray appeared, it was that CA has a new laser focus on the three key pillars on which they are building their business. All three are built on the back of the “organic engineering team,” which has been built up under the leadership of CEO Mike Gregoire.Since taking over in 2012, Gregoire has steered CA into a strategy of building the company holistically rather than via acquisition. I had a chance…
  • Why the Moto 360 is winning the smartwatch race

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Last quarter, the Moto 360 topped the list of smartwatches, taking 15% of all shipments, according to Canalys. While Samsung’s offerings netted 52% of shipments, the overall category of wearable bands grew by 37% last quarter. Canalys credited the Moto 360’s success to its "appealing design," which gave it an edge over other Android Wear products. In hindsight, success appears simple, although having the foresight to design the right product in a fast-evolving market often eludes the best companies. Motorola Director of World Wide Communications William Moss responded to the Moto 360’s…
  • Open-source devs vote down anti-systemd measure, sponsor steps down

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Debian developers voted down a proposal that would have weakened the Linux distribution’s integration with a controversial system software package on Tuesday, in a victory for systemd supporters. The proposal, promulgated by former Debian project leader Ian Jackson, called for all Debian software to be effectively init-system-agnostic – the aim being to limit just how tightly bound to and dependent upon systemd Debian could become. + MORE ON NETWORK WORLD:Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears | How does a Windows bug go undetected for 19 years? +To read this…
  • What it's like living on a Chromebook, Part 2

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    I spent a week living in a Chromebook, and I actually rather enjoyed it.But there were still some obstacles that prevented me from being able to use a Chromebook, and only a Chromebook, as the center of my computing world. Namely: video editing and audio editing. If I could find solutions to those, I’d be living the sweet life on this here Chromebook.See also: What it's like living on a Chromebook, Part 1 This last week I've dedicated myself to the proposition that overcoming these obstacles is possible – and I was determined to do it.To read this article in full or to leave a comment,…
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    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

  • The Awesome Program You Never Should Use

    Shawn Powers
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    I've been hesitating for a couple months about whether to mention sshpass. Conceptually, it's a horrible, horrible program. It basically allows you to enter an SSH user name and password on the command line, so you can create a connection without any interaction. A far better way to accomplish that is with public/private keypairs. more>>
  • New Products

    James Gray
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Please send information about releases of Linux-related products to newproducts@linuxjournal.com or New Products c/o Linux Journal, PO Box 980985, Houston, TX 77098. Submissions are edited for length and content.
  • Days Between Dates?

    Dave Taylor
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Alert readers will know that I'm working on a major revision to my popular Wicked Cool Shell Scripts book to come out later this year. Although most of the scripts in this now ten-year-old book still are current and valuable, a few definitely are obsolete or have been supplanted by new technology or utilities. No worries—that's why I'm doing the update. more>>
  • Synchronize Your Life with ownCloud

    Mike Diehl
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Like most families these days, our family is extremely busy. We have four boys who have activities and appointments. My wife and I both have our own businesses as well as outside activities. For years, we've been using eGroupware to help coordinate our schedules and manage contacts. The eGroupware system has served us well for a long time. However, it is starting to show its age. more>>
  • A GUI for Your CLI?

    Shawn Powers
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    For new Linux users, the command line is arguably the most intimidating thing. For crusty veterans like me, green text on a black background is as cozy as fuzzy slippers by a fireplace, but I still see CLI Companion as a pretty cool application. more>>
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  • 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>>
  • DevOps for Dummies

    Carlie Fairchild
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We have a free eBook available for you to download today: DevOps for Dummies. more>>
  • Stuff That Matters

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

    Doc Searls
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    I started writing for Linux Journal as a contributing editor in 1996 (here's one piece), and went full-time 1998, not long before I began co-writing The Cluetrain Manifesto with Chris Locke, David Weinberger and more>>
 
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    25 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
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  • Ubuntu: 2418-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Software Description: - linux-ti-omap4: Linux kernel for OMAP4 Details: Nadav Amit reported that the KVM mishandles noncanonical addresses when emulating instructions that change the rip . A guest user with access to I/O or the MMIO can use this flaw to cause a denial of service of the guest.
  • vOneCloud: The Simplest Alternative to vCloud | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:14 pm
    The OpenNebula Project has just announced the Beta release of vOneCloud , a CentOS Linux virtual appliance for vSphere that contains all required OpenNebula services optimized to work on existing VMware vCenter deployments. vOneCloud is for companies that want to create a self-service cloud environment on top of their VMware infrastructure without having to abandon their investment in VMware and retool the entire stack.
  • Thoughts of Thanksgiving for All That Is FOSS

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:16 pm
    FOSS fans are not shy about extolling their favorite OS. "First, I thank Linus Torvalds," said Google+ blogger Rodolfo Saenz.
  • 'Less' means more to malware authors targeting Linux users

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    Using the "less" Linux command to view the contents of files downloaded from the Internet is a dangerous operation that can lead to remote code execution, according to a security researcher. At first glance, less appears to be a harmless command that outputs a file's content to a terminal window and allows the users to navigate forward and backward through it.
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  • Docker Update Fixes Pair of Critical Security Flaws

    eWeek
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    The update is the second one released in a month to fix serious vulnerabilities in the popular open-source container virtualization technology.
  • Join Us at Vault: The Linux Storage and Filesystem Conference

    Amanda McPherson
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    We’re currently accepting submissions for Vault, The Linux Foundation’s Linux storage and filesystem conference, happening this March 11 and 12 in Boston, MA. The call for proposals will remain open until December 1. Submit a session proposal and register to get your space.   Why have a conference about Linux storage and filesystems? Over the last few years we have had enormous demand for conference education on Linux storage and file systems. As data has exploded so has the need for filesystem and storage innovation. And as the cloud, Internet and most data intensive workloads…
  • Qt 5.4 Release Candidate Expected Later This Week

    Phoronix
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    The first release candidate to the Qt 5.4 tool-kit is expected later this week while out today are some preliminary test packages...
  • Intel's Cherry Trail Delayed To Next Year

    Phoronix
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    While we've been quite excited to get our hands on Cherry Trail hardware after the great encounters with Bay Trail on Linux, it looks like we'll be waiting a few more months...
  • How to Install ProFTPD on CentOS 7.0

    Falko Timme
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    This document describes how to install and configure ProFTPD in CentOS 7.0 Server. ProFTPD is an FTP daemon for unix and unix-like operating systems. 
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  • 'The Practice of Cloud System Administration' Brings Network Management Down to Earth

    Jack M. Germain
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:17 pm
    The Practice of Cloud System Administration, Volume 2 is a look into IT gone bad in some companies, and how doing it right can salvage enterprise use of cloud computing. The authors make 11 statements about computers and their networks on the first page of the book's preface. They ask which statements are true. If you get most of them correct, you probably have only one reason left to read this book: It will challenge some of what you hold valid. However, you most likely will get numerous wrong answers.
  • Thoughts of Thanksgiving for All That Is FOSS

    Katherine Noyes
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Well Thanksgiving week is upon us here in the land of stars and stripes, and in anticipation of all the social events soon to besiege us, more than a few Linux bloggers have been practicing keeping their favorite barstools warm down at the blogosphere's Punchy Penguin Saloon. How chilly would those stools get if we were all flitting here and there from this party to that? It would be truly unkind. Much better to stay put and keep to ourselves in a comfortable place where inane small talk is frowned upon.
  • Lollipop's Encryption Takes a Hefty Toll

    Katherine Noyes
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The new full-disk encryption feature that's enabled by default in Android 5.0 Lollipop comes at a hefty price in terms of performance, according to a recent benchmark report. In fact, when full-disk encryption is enabled, random read performance drops by 62.9 percent, while random write performance falls by 50.5 percent, AnandTech reported late last week. Sequential read performance, meanwhile, drops by a whopping 80.7 percent. The bottom line is "serious negative implications for device performance in any situation where applications are reading or writing to disk," the report concludes.
  • EFF Spearheads Safer Web Initiative

    Richard Adhikari
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced a nonprofit organization that will aim to secure the entire Web. Let's Encrypt, starting in summer 2015, will offer free server certificates to help websites transition from HTTP to the more secure HTTPS protocol. EFF is partnering with Akamai, Mozilla, Cisco, iDenTrust and University of Michigan researchers. HTTPS has been around for years, but "certificate management and TLS in general tends to be a bit of a black art," said Stephen Ludin, chief architect at Akamai.
  • NotCompatible Mobile Malware Gets Badder

    Richard Adhikari
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
    A new version of the NotCompatible malware, which first appeared in 2012, is bigger, badder and pretty much indestructible, Lookout Security reported. And it can compromise corporate networks, thanks to the BYOD trend. The malware, called "NotCompatible C," focuses on Android devices. "Given this is an Android Trojan and the app is not trusted by Google, it would need the 'Unknown Sources' special permissions to install," said Malwarebytes analyst Armando Orozco. "So users just have to not install apps from untrusted sources."
 
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    LinuxSecurity.com - Latest News

  • Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption?

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:57 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Plenty of companies brag that their communications app is encrypted. But that marketing claim demands a followup question: Who has the key? In many cases, the company itself holds the cryptographic key data that lets it decrypt your messages-and so, therefore, does any hacker who compromises the company or government official standing over its shoulder.
  • Google Removes SSLv3 Fallback Support From Chrome

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Google has released Chrome 39, fixing 42 security vulnerabilities and removing support for the fallback to SSLv3, the component that was the target of the POODLE attack revealed last month.
  • Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA's Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall began to fall, American artist Jim Sanborn was busy working on his Kryptos sculpture, a cryptographic puzzle wrapped in a riddle that he created for the CIA's headquarters and that has been driving amateur and professional cryptographers mad ever since.
  • Attackers Using Compromised Web Plug-Ins in CryptoPHP Blackhat SEO Campaign

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:04 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Researchers have discovered a group of attackers who have published a variety of compromised WordPress themes and plug-ins on legitimate-looking sites, tricking developers into downloading and installing them on their own sites. The components then give the attackers remote control of the compromised sites and researchers say the attack may have been ongoing since September 2013.
  • How to weed out the next Heartbleed bug: ENISA details crypto worries

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:59 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: The cryptographic protocols used to secure data moving across the web are putting users at risk due to design flaws that date back many years. Given the current push to encrypt everything in response to revelations of government surveillance, it's important that the protocols being used to do the job are actually secure.
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    LinuxSecurity.com - Security Advisories

  • Mandriva: 2014:227: ffmpeg

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:06 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in ffmpeg: The decode_init function in libavcodec/huffyuv.c in FFmpeg before 1.1 allows remote attackers to have an unspecified impact via a crafted width in huffyuv data with the predictor set to median and [More...]
  • Mandriva: 2014:226: imagemagick

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:51 pm
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated imagemagick packages fix security vulnerabilities: ImageMagick is vulnerable to a denial of service due to out-of-bounds memory accesses in the resize code (CVE-2014-8354), PCX parser (CVE-2014-8355), DCM decoder (CVE-2014-8562), and JPEG decoder [More...]
  • Mandriva: 2014:225: ruby

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:45 pm
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated ruby packages fix security vulnerabilities: Will Wood discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled the encodes() function. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Ruby to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary [More...]
  • Ubuntu: 2421-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    LinuxSecurity.com: Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
  • Ubuntu: 2420-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    LinuxSecurity.com: Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
 
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    Toolinux

  • Safari devant Firefox en Europe

    Toolinux
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Google Chrome poursuit son ascension avec désormais plus d'un tiers des visites en Europe en octobre 2014. Safari tire son épingle du jeu au cours des derniers mois, tandis que Firefox lui cède sa troisième place, derrière Internet Explorer. - Logiciels
  • Smart Cloud Networks & Systems à Paris du 3 au 5 décembre

    Toolinux
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Gandi co-organise la première édition du workshop international SCNS dédié aux solutions Cloud. - Evénements et séminaires
  • OpenStack Summit 2014 : Cheops se rapproche de Red Hat, CloudWatt et Prologue

    Toolinux
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Cheops étoffe son offre et lance Connect2Cloud, une solution modulaire de Cloud Hybride qui permet à chaque entreprise ou organisme public de « bâtir sa trajectoire personnalisée vers le Cloud. » - Services
  • Le boîtier fenêtre Mini-ITX PC-Q33W en Europe

    Toolinux
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    L'entreprise de Taiwan annonce un nouveau boîtier fenêtre Mini-ITX en aluminium brossé – PC-Q33W – avec une structure basculante et un large espace interne. - Matériels
  • Tribune : « L'Identity as a Service (IdaaS) ne s'improvise pas »

    Toolinux
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    L'utilisation du SaaS se positionne comme un axe central dans la stratégie des entreprises qui souhaitent désormais se dégager des problématiques d'intégration et de support des solutions pour uniquement accéder à leurs bénéfices. - Revue de presse
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  • Ubuntu Governance Reboot: Five Proposals

    jono
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Sorry, this is long, but hang in there. A little while back I wrote a blog post that seemed to inspire some people and ruffle the feathers of some others. It was designed as a conversation-starter for how we can re-energize leadership in Ubuntu. When I kicked off the blog post, Elizabeth quite rightly gave me a bit of a kick in the spuds about not providing a place to have a discussion, so I amended the blog post to a link to this thread where I encourage your feedback and participation. Rather unsurprisingly, there was some good feedback, before much of it started wandering off the point a…
  • Ubuntu Governance: Reboot?

    jono
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    For many years Ubuntu has had a comprehensive governance structure. At the top of the tree are the Community Council (community policy) and the Technical Board (technical policy). Below those boards are sub-councils such as the IRC, Forum, and LoCo councils, and developer assessment boards. The vast majority of these boards are populated by predominantly non-Canonical folks. I think this is a true testament to the openness and accessibility of governance in Ubuntu. There is no “Canonical needs to have people on half the board” shenanigans…if you are a good leader in the…
  • Dealing With Disrespect: The Video

    jono
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:13 pm
    A while back I wrote and released a free e-book called Dealing With Disrespect. It is a book that provides a short, simple to read, free guide for handling personalized, mean-spirited, disrespectful, and in some cases, malicious feedback and criticism of your work. I wrote it because this kind of feedback is increasingly common in online communities and places such as YouTube, reddit, and elsewhere, and I am tired of seeing good people give-up sharing their creative efforts because of this. My goal with the book is that when someone reads mean-spirited feedback and criticism and feels…
  • Bad Voltage Turns 1

    jono
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Today Bad Voltage celebrates our first birthday. We plan on celebrating it by having someone else blow out our birthday candles while we smash a cake and quietly defecate on ourselves. For those of you unaware of the show, Bad Voltage is an Open Source, technology, and “other things we find interesting” podcast featuring Stuart Langridge (LugRadio, Shot Of Jaq), Bryan Lunduke (Linux Action Show), Jeremy Garcia (Linux Questions), and myself (LugRadio, Shot Of Jaq). The show takes fun but informed take on various topics, and includes interviews, reviews, competitions, and…
  • Happy Birthday Ubuntu!

    jono
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Today is Ubuntu’s ten year anniversary. Scott did a wonderful job summarizing many of those early years and his own experience, and while I won’t be as articulate as him, I wanted to share a few thoughts on my experience too. I heard of this super secret Debian startup from Scott James Remnant. When I worked at OpenAdvantage we would often grab lunch in Birmingham, and he filled me in on what he was working on, but leaving a bunch of the blanks out due to confidentiality. I was excited about this new mystery distribution. For many years I had been advocating at conferences about a…
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  • Links for 2014-11-25

    dailylinks
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Docker at Shopify: How we built containers that power over 100,000 onl excellent case study of production-scale usage of Docker (tags: docker devops deployment ops shopify containers production) sclasen/event-shuttle UNIX system service [jmason: ie a sidecar] that collects events and reliably delivers them to kafka, relieving other services on the same system from having to do so. Journals events through bolt-db so that in the event of an kafka outage, events can still be accepted, and will be delivered when kafka becomes available. (tags: kafka messaging ruby go events fault-tolerance…
  • Links for 2014-11-24

    dailylinks
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    7 Tips for Improving MapReduce Performance | Cloudera Engineering Blog Good advice for Hadoop optimization (tags: hadoop performance optimization cloudera map-reduce ops) AWS re:Invent 2014 Video & Slide Presentation Links Nice work by Andrew Spyker — this should be an official feature of the re:Invent website, really (tags: reinvent aws conferences talks slides ec2 s3 ops presentations) (SDD416) Amazon EBS Deep Dive | AWS re:Invent 2014 Excellent data on current EBS performance characteristics (tags: ebs ops aws reinvent slides) InsertPic A desktop app for finding and inserting…
  • Links for 2014-11-23

    dailylinks
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Why Canada should de-activate Uber The Uber controversy is not just—or even mainly—a technology story, it’s fundamentally a deregulation story; the story of a uniquely American fundamentalist free-market worldview being sold to us in the name of “car-sharing” and innovation. (tags: uber free-market libertarian taxis regulation canada cities) Beer Labelizer ‘Design your own beer labels’ (tags: beer labels generator flash design bottling)
  • Links for 2014-11-21

    dailylinks
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Goat Simulator’s fake MMO This is classic. I love the “Rouge”: We also wanted the Rouge to actually look like a stealth-oriented make-up artist, but our 3D artist thought the goat looked ridiculous with a pink wig and a Gucci bag, so we remade the Rouge to actually look like a Rogue. (tags: rogue rouge goats goat-simulator funny satire mmos mmorpg games warcraft) The boss has malware, again… : talesfromtechsupport Finally after all traditional means of infection were covered; IT started looking into other possibilities. They finally asked the Executive, “Have there…
  • Links for 2014-11-20

    dailylinks
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Update on Azure Storage Service Interruption As part of a performance update to Azure Storage, an issue was discovered that resulted in reduced capacity across services utilizing Azure Storage, including Virtual Machines, Visual Studio Online, Websites, Search and other Microsoft services. Prior to applying the performance update, it had been tested over several weeks in a subset of our customer-facing storage service for Azure Tables. We typically call this “flighting,” as we work to identify issues before we broadly deploy any updates. The flighting test demonstrated a notable…
 
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  • Fair Warning: Chrome Team Starts Final Countdown for NPAPI Extensions

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    As we've reported several times, Google is introducing big changes in its Chrome browser, especially when it comes to how the browser handles extensions.  As we've reported several times, Google is introducing big changes in its Chrome browser, especially when it comes to how the browser handles extensions. If you've regularly used either or both of the most popular open source Internet browsers--Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox--then you're probably familiar with the performance and security problems that some extensions for them can cause. In late 2013, Google decreed that the…
  • [$] Some 3.18 Development Statistics

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    As of the 3.18-rc6 release, 11,186 non-merge changesets have been pulled into the mainline repository for the 3.18 development cycle. That makes this release about 1,000 changesets smaller than its immediate predecessors, but still not a slow development cycle by any means. Since this cycle is getting close to its... As of the 3.18-rc6release, 11,186 non-merge changesets have been pulled into the mainline repository for the 3.18 development cycle. That makes this release about 1,000 changesets smaller than its immediate predecessors, but still not a slow development cycle by any means. Since…
  • Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    While I delivered some OS X 10.10 Yosemite preview benchmarks back in August, here's my first tests of the official release of Apple OS X 10.10.1 compared to Ubuntu 14.10 Linux.  While I delivered some OS X 10.10 Yosemite preview benchmarks back in August, here's my first tests of the official release of Apple OS X 10.10.1 compared to Ubuntu 14.10 Linux. Tests were done of OS X 10.9.5 and OS X 10.10.1 against Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn when running the benchmarks under both GCC and LLVM Clang compilers. Read more at Phoronix
  • Qt 5.4 Release Candidate Expected Later This Week

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:21 am
    The first release candidate to the Qt 5.4 tool-kit is expected later this week while out today are some preliminary test packages... The first release candidate to the Qt 5.4 tool-kit is expected later this week while out today are some preliminary test packages... Read more at Phoronix
  • New Linux OS That Respects Google's Material Design Is in the Works

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Google's new Material Design approach proved to be a real success and now Linux developers are looking to make a new distribution that is capable of adhering to those guidelines, which is actually something new in the ecosystem. We don't see Google too often as an upstream generator of ideas, much less of designs, but it looks like the new Material Design concept that has been implemented in the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop is making quite an impression. So much so that a developer is determined to build a Linux distribution that is able to fit in the strict guidelines of the project, which…
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  • Tuesday's security updates

    ris
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    CentOS has updated libXfont (C5: multiple vulnerabilities). Fedora has updated kde-runtime (F20: code execution) and moodle (F20: multiple vulnerabilities). Mageia has updated chromium-browser-stable (multiple vulnerabilities) and graphicsmagick (denial of service). Mandriva has updated ffmpeg (multiple vulnerabilities), imagemagick (multiple vulnerabilities), and ruby (multiple vulnerabilities). openSUSE has updated ImageMagick (13.2, 13.1, 12.3: denial of service) and zeromq (13.2: man-in-the-middle attack). Oracle has updated libXfont (OL5: multiple vulnerabilities). Red Hat has updated…
  • [$] Some 3.18 development statistics

    corbet
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    As of the 3.18-rc6 release, 11,186 non-merge changesets have been pulled into the mainline repository for the 3.18 development cycle. That makes this release about 1,000 changesets smaller than its immediate predecessors, but still not a slow development cycle by any means. Since this cycle is getting close to its end, it's a good time to look at where the code that came into the mainline during this cycle came from.
  • Four-year-old comment security bug affects 86 percent of WordPress sites (Ars Technica)

    ris
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Ars Technica reports on a recently discovered bug in WordPress 3 sites that could be used to launch malicious script-based attacks on site visitors’ browsers. "The vulnerability, discovered by Jouko Pynnonen of Klikki Oy, allows an attacker to craft a comment on a blog post that includes malicious JavaScript code. On sites that allow comments without authentication—the default setting for WordPress—this could allow anyone to post malicious scripts within comments that could target site visitors or administrators. A proof of concept attack developed by Klikki Oy was able to hijack a…
  • Security advisories for Monday

    ris
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    Fedora has updated clamav (F20: denial of service), facter (F20: privilege escalation), libreoffice (F20: code execution), libvirt (F20: multiple vulnerabilities), libxml2 (F19: denial of service), owncloud (F19: security restriction bypass), php-sabredav-Sabre_CalDAV (F19: security restriction bypass), php-sabredav-Sabre_CardDAV (F19: security restriction bypass), php-sabredav-Sabre_DAV (F19: security restriction bypass), php-sabredav-Sabre_DAVACL (F19: security restriction bypass), php-sabredav-Sabre_HTTP (F19: security restriction bypass), php-sabredav-Sabre_VObject (F19: security…
  • Kernel prepatch 3.18-rc6

    corbet
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    The 3.18-rc6 prepatch is out, right on schedule. Linus says: "Steady progress towards final release, although we still have a big unknown worry in a regression that Dave Jones reported and that we haven't solved yet. In the process of chasing that one down, there's been a fair amount of looking at various low-level details, and that found some dubious issues, but no smoking gun yet."
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  • Linux Mint 17.1 to Have Better Support for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Languages

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" is already exected by the community and most users will choose to upgrade, but the developers have made a few improvements for the Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. As you can imagine, it's quite difficult to bring support for other languages than English and the ones that have other alphabets than the Latin one pose an even greater challenge. When you're trying to provide support for Asian languages the problem becomes even trickier. This is where the Linux M... (read more)
  • First Beta Version of LibreOffice 4.4 Is Now Ready for Testing

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    The Document Foundation has just announced that the first Beta for the new LibreOffice 4.4 branch has been made available and is now ready for testing. The work for LibreOffice never stops and this is actually one of the perks of being open source software. The application is constantly improved and the users can easily see what is being done in this regard. Usually, new major updates for a new branch will have several devel versions before the stable one is released, and that means we are st... (read more)
  • Rescatux Is a Useful Tool to Fix Grub and Promote Windows Users to Admin

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    Rescatux, a Linux distribution that allows users to perform all kinds of rescue operations with the help of an easy-to-use wizard called Rescapp, has been upgraded to version 0.32 Beta 3, and the developer has made a number of important fixes. The name Rescatux might imply the fact that it's data recovery distribution, but that is not the case. In fact, this is a tool that lets users fix the booting process for Linux and Windows system, for components like Grub or MBR. It might seem like a tr... (read more)
  • Siduction 2014.1 "Indian Summer" Arrives with Six Different Flavors

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Siduction is a Linux distribution that comes with six desktop environments, KDE, XFCE LXDE, GNOME, LXQt and Cinnamon, for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. A new version has been made available in the series and it looks like there are quite a few changes and improvements. It's been quite a while since the previous Siduction release got launched and the developers have been very busy. So much so that they have added a couple of new desktop environments into the mix and ditched another (so... (read more)
  • 4MLinux Game Edition Lets You Play Natively Games like Doom or Hexen

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    4MLinux Game Edition, a Linux distribution based on Busybox, Dropbear, OpenSSH, and PuTTY that also incorporates numerous games, has been promoted to version 10.1 Beta. All the 4MLinux distros are known for their small size, and the Gaming edition is no different. The developer has worked very hard to integrate a lot of applications and a ton of games, while trying to keep the size down to a minimum. It currently weighs about 198 MB, which is very little if we take into consideration all the... (read more)
 
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    Prakash Advani's Blog

  • Dual Booting Android 5.0 and Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4

    Prakash
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:49 pm
    My setup: Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04LTS  and Nexus 4. I also assume you are comfortable with the command prompt. You need to run some commands from terminal. If you are already running Android 5.0, you can skip Step 1 and go directly to Step 2 to root your device. In my case, I didn’t wait for the OTA update, but if you prefer to play it safe, get the Android 5.0 update and then start. Pre-Preparation. Make sure your laptop is charged or plugged into the power and your phone is charged too. Take a full system backup, because these steps wipes the Android clean. And ensure your laptop…
  • .NET goes open source

    Prakash
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:28 am
    With other languages such as Java and Python getting large user base, this is a good move to gain some users. Microsoft is open sourcing .NET, this should reduce the compatibility challenges with cross-platform applications developed using Microsoft Tools. http://news.microsoft.com/2014/11/12/microsoft-takes-net-open-source-and-cross-platform-adds-new-development-capabilities-with-visual-studio-2015-net-2015-and-visual-studio-online/ Related posts: Most popular open-source cloud projects of 2014 At CloudOpen, a Linux Foundation tradeshow held in conjunction with... GoGrid Wants to be Open…
  • Tox: Secure and Open Source alternative to Skype

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

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

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

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Google risks losing its spot as the default search provider in Apple's Safari browser next year, according to a report from The Information. The latest extension of a deal that's put Google Search in the hands of iPhone owners since 2007 is set to expire in 2015, and Mountain View rivals Microsoft and Yahoo are already making a case for change with Apple's leadership. Per the report, each company has pitched Apple SVP Eddy Cue on the idea of replacing Google as the default iOS search provider; Microsoft wants Bing to be the default option out of the box, and Yahoo is vying for the same spot.
  • God's lonely programmer

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    TempleOS is more than an exercise in retro computing, or a hobbyist's space for programming close to the bare metal. It's the brainchild - perhaps the life's work - of 44-year-old Terry Davis, the founder and sole employee of Trivial Solutions. For more than a decade Davis has worked on it; today, TempleOS is 121,176 lines of code, which puts it on par with Photoshop 1.0. (By comparison, Windows 7, a full-fledged modern operating system designed to be everything to everyone, filled with decades of cruft, is ​about 40 million lines.) If you read just one article today, make sure it's this…
  • FreeBSD improves arm64 support

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The FreeBSD Foundation published a report yesterday on the status of FreeBSD running on 64-bit ARM processors. Work to port FreeBSD to the 64-bit ARM architecture has been progressing quickly and it is now possible to boot a FreeBSD installation into single user mode on the young architecture. The kernel bring-up portion of the project is nearing completion; FreeBSD/arm64 boots to single-user mode on ARM's reference simulator. Work is underway on the remaining kernel drivers, and on userland support. This project's overall goal is to bring FreeBSD/arm64 to a Tier-1 status, including release…
  • WSJ: Galaxy S5 sales 40 percent below Samsung's expectations

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Samsung's mobile business has been having a rough year - it's still one of the biggest and most profitable players in the Android ecosystem, but profits are down. That can be attributed at least in part to lower than expected sales of the company's flagship Galaxy S5. The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung increased production by 20 percent relative to last year's Galaxy S4, but that it actually sold 40 percent less than it expected to. The S4 sold around 16 million phones in its first three months on the market, compared to just 12 million for the S5. Samsung was becoming far too…
  • The final countdown for NPAPI in Chrome

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Currently Chrome supports NPAPI plugins, but they are blocked by default unless the user chooses to allow them for specific sites (via the page action UI). A small number of the most popular plugins are whitelisted and allowed by default. In January 2015 we will remove the whitelist, meaning all plugins will be blocked by default. In April 2015 NPAPI support will be disabled by default in Chrome and we will unpublish extensions requiring NPAPI plugins from the Chrome Web Store. Although plugin vendors are working hard to move to alternate technologies, a small number of users still rely on…
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    Tux Machines

  • Step by step to install OwnCloud server on Ubuntu 14.04

    gamblisku
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    For Ubuntu 14.04 users, you can now easily install OwnCloud server on your desktop. The developer is currently providing a better way to install Owncloud on various Linux distros including Ubuntu 14.04. This tutorial will show you how to install Owncloud on Ubuntu 14.04 easy way. Link: http://ubuntu-tutorial.com/how-to-install-owncloud-on-ubuntu-14-04-trusty-tahr/
  • Leftovers: Software

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    25 Nov 2014 | 2:06 pm
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  • 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…
  • Host your site with more confidence

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    Do you want to get the best out of web hosting? Even if you happen to be from a non technical background, with proper guidance and practices you can definitely look at hosting a site entirely on your own. Also, that would in turn mean better management of your business online, considering that it would be entirely in your own hands. WordPress tutorials is more of an encyclopedia containing total information regarding what is required to get your site up running all well. Some of the exclusive feature rich packages that you can look forward to are – Huge collection of topics A huge…
  • How can enhanced servers improve website traffic?

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:57 pm
    With the current inclination of globalization big internet providers provide professional amalgamation and externalized web hosting services which are outsourced by company performance and very fastly it captures whole market. Best Belleville Internet Provider who transmits best services to its clients on best deal and integrates all factors important for resolution of accessing the internet. There are many service providers who profusely help in every manner and give you better deal on affordable range so it is very important to check all aspects before hiring any service provider for your…
  • Benefits And Features Of PanPage CMS

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Mission Statement PanPage provide content management for small business websites. The business started on the premise that user friendly, affordable website designs just don’t exist for the smaller businesses with a budget of less than a thousand pounds. Not everyone can use the complexities of code, and not every business is going to be backed by enough cash so as to splash out thousands of pounds on web design. So, PanPage took things into our own hands and decided to come up with our own. We provide a consummate service that allows the user, no matter how inexperienced they are with…
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  • FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE Available

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 10.1. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.
  • FreeBSD turns 21 today!

    2 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    FreeBSD 1.0, the first official production-ready release of FreeBSD was announced 21 years ago today, on November 2nd, 1993. See the original announcement here.
  • FreeBSD 10.1-RC4 Available

    2 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    The fourth RC build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
  • FreeBSD 10.1-RC3 Available

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The third RC build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
  • July–September, 2014 Status Report

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The July–September, 2014 Status Report is now available.
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  • BSDNow Episode 064: Rump Kernels Revisited

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:38 am
    On this week's episode, the intrepid hosts talk about the import of SipHash to the OpenBSD kernel, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@)'s talk (slides) about arc4random, an interview with Justin Cormack of NetBSD, and videos from MeetBSD coming online. Video HD Video MP3 Audio OGG Audio Torrent
  • Call for Testing: 64-bit PCI Bridge Support

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:53 am
    Mark Kettenis (kettenis@) wrote a message to tech@ asking for volunteers to test a patch to squash a few bugs in the PCI code: Hi All, dlg@ managed to get access to a machine that actually uses 64-bit PCI addresses behind a bridge. This triggered some bugs in the so far untested code. Quelle suprprise! I'd appreciate it if some people can verify that this doesn't break other systems. In particular I'm looking for testers on server-type machines, both i386 and amd64. Thanks, Mark If you have such a machine, you should make sure that this doesn't introduce any issues for you. As always, quality…
  • Perl Updated to 5.20.1

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    Andrew Fresh (afresh1@) has updated Perl in base to 5.20.1: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: afresh1@cvs.openbsd.org 2014/11/17 13:53:21 Log message: Import perl-5.20.1 Additionally, he wrote in to give us a quick intro to what he thinks are some of the more interesting changes to be found: Read more...
  • BSDNow Episode 063: A Man's man(1)

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:43 am
    This week, on BSDNow, the hosts talk about the recent MeetBSD, mention chatter on the Tor mailing lists about adding more OpenBSD nodes, interview with Kristaps Džonsons, the original author of mandoc(1), and all the odds and ends in the BSD universe. Video HD Video MP3 Audio OGG Audio Torrent
 
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  • Jesse's Mix Conky Conky Manager (Screenlet)

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:06 am
    Jesse's Mix Conky Conky Manager (Screenlet)Unity Smooth just playing around with Conky Configs Wallpaper http://fav.me/d6lyijb [read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
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    22 Nov 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Circle Small screen.All in one Conky Manager (Screenlet)Circle Conky Configs ,Updated for Small screen Sizes. I have also added a working Battery meter to the black version. Enjoy guys Made for Conky Manager.[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • XDecorations 0.1.5 (GTK Other Software)

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    XDecorations 0.1.5 (GTK Other Software)Some eye candy for the holidays, including lights, trees, snowmen, pumpkins, flying sleighs and witches, snow and autumn leaves. This is along the lines of xsnow/xpenguins, and allows you to set themeable decorations on the desktop, you can choose ( at the moment ) either Halloween or Xmas themes or you can add your own. You can set the speed of the various parts of the theme and their positions, either from the command line or from a config file, ( there is a documented default config file included ). This works with a number of different WM's, but…
  • Conky-Harmattan (Screenlet)

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    Conky-Harmattan (Screenlet)Harmattan the weather conky! License: GPL Salute :) ------------------------------------- You can also find me here: http://zagortenay333.deviantart.com/[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • Dark Circle Conky Manager (Screenlet)

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    Dark Circle Conky Manager (Screenlet)Just a Updated Conky from the Circle Conky. Dark version. Enjoy[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
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  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 8.1.1 (build 12B435, build 12B436) includes many bug fixes and general performance enhancements to improve the overall stability of iOS 8. As said earlier, iOS 8.1.1 update is mostly about bug fixes and stability enhancements. It includes performance enhancements for old iOS devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 4s). If your iOS device is running iOS, you can download iOS 8.1.1 either via OTA (Over The Air) or using iTunes. If you are an advance user, you can use the IPSW file (links at the end of this post) to update…
  • Latest Google Chrome Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 39 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a major update bumping up the version number to 39.0.2171.65. It comes with a number of fixes and improvements to the web browser. The fixes and improvements includes 64-bit support for Mac, a number of new apps/extension APIs, lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance. If you are a Google Chrome user, the web browser should download the update and install it automatically. Tip! Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. You…
  • Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update: Fixes Bugs, Security Issues, Stability Issues

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security updates. According to the change log, some major bugs like WiFi reliability issues, Mail app problems, Time Machine backup issues are fixed with this update. If you are running OS X Yosemite, you should download and install OS X 10.10.1 update. If you have set your Mac to install updates automatically, your Mac must have already updated. If you want to…
  • Five Best Alternative Web Browsers For Windows, You Never Know Existed

    SK Mezanul Haque
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The world is progressing towards “everything on cloud” phase, making web browsers the most used application for anyone and everyone. It now doesn’t matter much which platform you are using. Be it Windows, OS X, Linux or cloud based operating system such as Chromium, you always need a web browser to access the Internet. The omnipresent presence of web browsers in our day-to-day life has made it such, we never give it a second thought. Anyone accessed the world-wide web ever is already familiar with web browsers. Popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,…
  • Download Firefox 33.1 Update, Features Forget Button, Enhanced Tiles, Privacy Tour, DuckDuckGo Search

    SK Mezanul Haque
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Mozilla has released the latest update of Firefox web browser. Firefox 33.1. Along with the update Mozilla added four new features (listed below). If you are a Firefox web browser user it should have automatically updated itself. For automatic updates you need to have Mozilla Maintenance installed. If you like to update Firefox manually, click on the Open Menu button, then on the Question mark icon button. It will opening the About dialog box from the Help menu in the web browser. Firefox Update: What’s New? New Forget Button added Enhanced Tiles Privacy tour introduced Adding…
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  • Has the Star Trek computer arrived?

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Everybody must know about Star Trek by now. Well, everybody out of their teens should know. If any of you older than twenty has not heard of Start Trek then look me up. I would be interested in meeting somebody who has lived under a rock for two decades.   Apart from Captain Kirks pick up lin...
  • The best operating system in the world

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    There is one operating system which is the best. There is no doubt about it. It does everything you want and it does it in a manner that suits you. If you wish you can very easily customise it to suit your particular quirks and foibles (I always wanted to be able to use those words somewhere :) ). ...
  • Linux saves the day . . . . Again!

    5 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I tried, I really did. I had a problem and really, really tried to use the native tools to fix it. I couldn't, so in the end I had no choice but to go to Linux. It was not due to lack of knowledge but to the inability of the native tools to handle the task given them.   It has been quite a wh...
  • Cloudy with a chance of data fails

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Let me tell you a little secret, I am not a big fan of the cloud. Yet I do use it. The cloud does have some use but like real life clouds it is vaporous and liable to fade away when conditions are not advantageous.   I am pretty sure you all know what the cloud is but let me recap just for my...
  • Technology or time, which is better?

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    Today I had to go to the bank. A normal thing you might think. After all I used to go to the bank all the time. I would go there to withdraw money, I would go there to deposit money. I would go there to send money to other people. I would even go to the bank to pay bills and also to get loans. &nbs...
 
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  • Clean up your digital audio with Audacity

    Scott Nesbitt
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:57 am
    (Note: This post was originally published on October 3, 2014 at Opensource.com) When you’re dealing with audio files, you’ll run into a few problems every so soften. This is especially true with voice recordings and audio that was converted to a digital format from a cassette tape or a vinyl record. One of the biggest problems is noise. This could be hissing or background noise like the sound of the wind or a loud air conditioning unit, or even someone inadvertently breathing into a microphone. No matter what the source is, that noise is distracting. And while it’s…
  • A few links of interest

    Scott Nesbitt
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    How to build a school computer lab, using open source software Roll your own YouTube or Flickr with MediaGoblin Learn the basics of Linux file permissions 5 lies that Linux haters like to tell 9 signs that you should be using Linux Related posts: Blog posts, now with more Creative Commons A few links of interest A few links of interest
  • Easing into open source

    Scott Nesbitt
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    Note: This post is based on a lightning talk that I gave on October 21, 2014 at the Opensource.com Lightning Talks in Raleigh, North Carolina. I’ve made the slides for the talk available on Slideshare. There are many people out there who are interested in, and even eager to use, open source. Not just for one or two tasks, but for their entire computing experience. But, for a variety of reasons, they aren’t able or willing to make the leap from the closed, proprietary world to a more free and open one. Even the more resolute ones hesitate. Why? A big part of it is change, which no one…
  • Open source in schools: an interview with Charlie Reisinger

    Scott Nesbitt
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    (Note: A portion of this interview was first published at Opensource.com on September 29, 2014 and appears here via a Creative Commons license.) Open source is playing an ever-expanding role in education at all levels. One school board that’s embraced open source is the Penn Manor School District in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The District has rolled out the largest open source student laptop program in the state, with 3,500 Linux-powered computers distributed to students. But Penn Manor’s commitment to open source goes deeper than just handing out laptops. The schools themselves are…
  • Four open source invoicing tools for freelancers and small businesses

    Scott Nesbitt
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    Note: This post was originally published on September 2, 2014 at Opensource.com. Small business owners and freelancers put a lot of work into their businesses. They do that not only because they’re passionate about what they do, but they also have the goal of getting paid. That’s no small part of the job, either. Getting paid usually means sending a client an invoice. It’s easy enough to whip up an invoice using a word processor or a spreadsheet, but sometimes you need a bit more. A more professional look. A way of keeping track of your invoices. Reminders about when to follow up on the…
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  • The ‘Mystery’ Bq Event Went Big on Android, Silent on Ubuntu

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    Few of us, save the most optimistic, were expecting today's media event from Bq Readers to yield news of the first Ubuntu Phone. The post The ‘Mystery’ Bq Event Went Big on Android, Silent on Ubuntu first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Ubuntu Phone Partner ‘Bq’ Holding Mystery Press Event Next Week

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    BQ Readers, one of two companies who plan to ship mobile handsets powered by Ubuntu for Phones, is holding a mystery media event next week, November 25, 2014, to announce three new products. The post Ubuntu Phone Partner ‘Bq’ Holding Mystery Press Event Next Week first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Firefox Switches to Yahoo! for Search But Ubuntu Won’t Be Affected

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    After 10 years of using Google as the default search engine in Firefox, Mozilla has announced that Yahoo! will replace it from December. The post Firefox Switches to Yahoo! for Search But Ubuntu Won’t Be Affected first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • How To Enable Emoji On Ubuntu In One Easy Step

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:44 am
    Emoji are cropping up all over the web, becoming a popular (if often baffling) part of modern communication. But how to see them in Ubuntu? The post How To Enable Emoji On Ubuntu In One Easy Step first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Cirrus7 Add Haswell CPUs To Award-Winning Ubuntu PC

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:16 am
    German computer company Cirrus7 has refreshed its award-winning Ubuntu desktop PC with the latest Intel 'Haswell' processors. The post Cirrus7 Add Haswell CPUs To Award-Winning Ubuntu PC first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
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  • Community Appreciation Day: You All Rock!

    Benjamin Kerensa
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Today is Ubuntu Community Appreciation Day and I wanted to quickly recognize the following people, but before doing so, I want to thank all the contributors that make the Ubuntu Community what it is. Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph Elizabeth is a stellar community contributor who has provided solid leadership and mentorship to thousands of Ubuntu Contributors over the years. She is always available to lend an ear to a Community Contributor and provide advice. Her leadership through the Community Council has been amazing and she has always done what is in the best interest of the Community. Charles…
  • CLSxPortland: That’s a wrap!

    Benjamin Kerensa
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This past Saturday I co-organized Portland’s first CLSx Event which we had at Mozilla’s Offices and the discussions we had were really great with many centering around barriers to participation and increasing diversity in communities. We also dived into some great discussion about curating resources available to communities and really picked apart six or so topics from a dozen or so angles and through various lenses of participants. I have to say it was really impressive to see the level of diversity we had in attendee turnout with a majority of attendees being women and most attendees…
  • LoCo stands for Local Community

    Benjamin Kerensa
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    The other day there was a trivial blog post that came across Planet Ubuntu which proclaimed that a certain LoCo in the Ubuntu Community was no longer going to use the LoCo term because they felt it was offensive in spanish. I want to point out if there is any confusion around what LoCo means that LoCo means Local Community and is not a spanish word. There is no Ubuntu ENTERLOCALEHERE Loco or loco but only Ubuntu ENTERLOCALEHERE LoCo. If you somehow missed the meaning of this abbreviation, you now know that LoCo is a positive abbreviation and one that has been used by our Local Communities…
  • Ubuntu Governance: Empower It

    Benjamin Kerensa
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:25 pm
    I was really saddened to see Jono Bacon’s post today because it really seems like he still doesn’t get the Ubuntu Community that he managed for years. In fact, the things he is talking about are problems that the Community Council and Governance Boards really have no influence over because Canonical and Mark Shuttleworth limit the Community’s ability to participate in those kind of issues. As such, we need to look to our leadership…the Community Council, the Technical Board, and the sub-councils for inspiration and leadership. We need for Canonical to start caring about Community…
  • Happy 10th Birthday Firefox!

    Benjamin Kerensa
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Today is an important day because today we celebrate a decade of Firefox. Yep, that’s right. Firefox 1.0 was released 10 years ago today. I can’t imagine what the Internet would be like today if Firefox had not existed for the past decade, but I can imagine what the future of Firefox looks like and I think it is a bright future. Every week I hear from users and organizations using Mozilla Firefox and it puts a smile on my face to hear the stories from users who talk about why Firefox is so important to them whether it be Privacy, Security or simply because they support Mozilla’s…
 
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  • Getting Started With Linux Certifications

    Susan Hall
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    Earlier this year, 77 percent of hiring managers told a Linux Foundation/Dice poll that they ranked hiring Linux talent among their priorities for 2014, up from 70 percent the previous year. But is a Linux certification the best path to getting one of those jobs? That depends on a number of factors. Research the Market Do you have an idea of what sort of technology job you want to pursue? If so, research to see if Linux is a necessary component; certification might be necessary, say, for a senior security engineer position, or a senior systems administrator on a cloud-and-virtualization team.
  • SourceForge Interview: OpenMediaVault (OMV)

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

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

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

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

    Adrien Brochard
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Linux command line can be used for many things, like making spreadsheets, playing music, or accessing Facebook or Twitter. And to pursue our dream of ultimate graphic-less knowledge, I propose you today with a tool to manage your personal expenses from the command line. The name is GNU Pem, for Personal Expense Manager. Installation […]Continue reading... The post How to manage your personal expenses from the command line appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.
  • How to install LAMP stack on Ubuntu server

    Caezsar M
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    LAMP stack is a popular open source software platform for powering database-driven web applications on Linux. LAMP itself is an acronym for Linux, Apache web server, MariaDB database, and PHP dynamic server-side programming language. This tutorial will present a step by step procedure on installing LAMP stack on Ubuntu server, and also guide you to […]Continue reading... The post How to install LAMP stack on Ubuntu server appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install LAMP stack (Apache, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP) on CentOS How to install LAMP server on Ubuntu How to secure a LAMP…
  • How to create dialog boxes in an interactive shell script

    Dan Nanni
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    When you install new software in the terminal environment, you may often see informative dialog boxes popping up, accepting your input. The type of dialog boxes ranges from simple yes/no dialog to input box, password box, checklist, menu, and so on. The advantage of using such user-friendly dialog boxes is obvious as they can guide […]Continue reading... The post How to create dialog boxes in an interactive shell script appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to parse JSON string via command line on Linux
  • How to visualize memory usage on Linux

    Dan Nanni
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Lack of sufficient physical memory can significantly hamper the performance of Linux desktop and server environments. When your desktop is sluggish, one of the first things to do is to free up RAMs. Memory usage is even more critical in multi-user shared hosting or mission-critical server environments, where different users or application threads constantly compete […]Continue reading... The post How to visualize memory usage on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to monitor memory usage of a Linux process How to install and configure Nagios on Linux How to monitor common…
  • How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware

    Nick Hardiman
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Xen is a bare metal hypervisor, meaning that you must prepare a bare machine to install and run Xen. KVM is a little different - you can add it to any machine already running Linux. This tutorial describes how to install and configure Xen hypervisor on unused hardware. This procedure uses Debian Jessie (their testing […]Continue reading... The post How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.
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  • Regin Malware: Top-tier espionage tool enables stealthy surveillance   Recently updated !

    blackMORE Ops
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... I don’t usually reblog or post others post in here. But this is something EVERYONE should be aware of.   An advanced piece of malware, known as Regin Malware, has been used in systematic spying campaigns against a range of international targets since at least 2008. A back door-type Trojan, Regin Malware is a complex […] The post Regin Malware: Top-tier espionage tool enables stealthy surveillance   Recently updated ! appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • No internet for me!

    blackMORE Ops
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... No Internet for me!!! I am moving to a much faster Fibre connection, so temporarily living on a Mobile Internet.   This was me for first few hours:         Then this happened!     BoooYaaaa     Feel free to comment via my Facebook or Twitter account in the meantime. Enjoy and […] The post No internet for me! appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • IPv6 issues: Localized Denial-of-service caused by incorrect NXDOMAIN responses from AAAA queries

    blackMORE Ops
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... This is an unusual situation and a misconfiguration on DNS servers that can be exploited using a simple AAAA DNS query. This causes a localized Denial-of-service situation where users behind a specific resolver will get: Error:   Unable to determine IP address from host name www.somevulnerablesite.com   The DNS server returned: Name Error: The domain […] The post IPv6 issues: Localized Denial-of-service caused by incorrect NXDOMAIN responses from AAAA queries appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Delete clean cache to free up memory on your slow Linux server, VPS   Recently updated !

    blackMORE Ops
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... Many Linux systems, servers and VPS’s run on low memory and over time you will see a degradation of speed and responsiveness. By default, Linux got excellent Memory Management and it knows when to clean up cache to free up enough Memory to execute the next command. However, saying that, more new features being added […] The post Delete clean cache to free up memory on your slow Linux server, VPS   Recently updated ! appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Fixing resolution problem on Linux after locking workstation

    blackMORE Ops
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... This is a pesky and annoying problem. I often lock my Kali workstation and when I try to log back in the next time, the resolution changed to 640x480 instead of my standard resolution of 1280x1024. This is very simple way without changing any system files for fixing resolution problem on Linux after locking workstation. […] The post Fixing resolution problem on Linux after locking workstation appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
 
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  • How to install Docker on CentOS 7

    Pradeep Kumar
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    Docker is an open-source tool that makes creating & managing Linux containers(LXC) easy. Containers are like lightweight VMs which can be started & stopped in milliseconds. Dockers help the system admin & coders to develop their application in a container and can further scale up to 1000 of nodes. The main difference between container and VM(Virtual machine) is that dockers provide process based isolation , whereas VM provides full isolation of resources. Virtual machine takes a minute to start where as container can be started in a second or less than a second. Container uses the…
  • Smartctl – Monitoring & Analysis tool for Hard drive

    Pradeep Kumar
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:48 am
    Smartctl (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a command line utility or a tool in UNIX like operating system that perform SMART tasks such as printing the SMART self-test and error logs, enabling and disabling SMART automatic testing, and initiating device self-tests. Smartctl is useful on physical Linux servers where smart disks can be checked for errors and extract info regarding the disks that are used behind the Hardware RAID. In this post we will discuss some practical examples of smartctl command, Use below steps to install smartctl , if it is not installed on your…
  • Install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & 14.10

    Pradeep Kumar
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    VirtualBox (Oracle VM VirtualBox) is a virtualization software for x86 & AMD64 / Intel based system from Oracle. Virtualbox allows us to run multiple operating system at the same time . We can say VirtualBox is very powerful and cross-platform virtualization software. In this Post we will discuss how to install Virtualbox in Ubuntu 14.04 / 14.10. Before starting installation let us discuss some of virtualization terminology. Host Operating System (Host OS) – It is an operating system of the physical machine on which virtualbox is installed or will be installed. Host OS for virtual box…
  • Enable EPEL repository in CentOS & RHEL

    Pradeep Kumar
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:10 pm
    EPEL stands for ‘Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux‘ , as the name suggest epel provides additional rpm packages for RHEL , CentOS , Scientific Linux (SL) & Oracle Enterprise Linux (OLE) . EPEL is created and maintained by Fedora community and EPEL packages are 100% free/libre open source software (FLOSS). In this post we will discuss how to enable epel repository in CentOS / RHEL 5.X / 6.X / 7.X For CentOS 5.X / RHEL 5.X Open the terminal & become the root user and execute below command : For 32 bit OS # rpm -Uvh…
  • Shell Scripting – Checking Conditions with if

    Pradeep Kumar
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:21 am
    In Bourne Shell if statement checks whether a condition is true or not. If so , the shell executes the block of code associated with the if statement. If the statement is not true , the shell jumps beyond the end of the if statement block & Continues on. Syntax of if Statement : if [ condition_command ] then         command1         command2         ……..         last_command fi Example: #!/bin/bash number=150 if [ $number -eq 150 ] then echo "Number is 150" fi if-else Statement : In addition to the normal if statement , we can extend the if…
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    Rude Otter

  • Nginx redirect and SSL configuration example

    James Bradach
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Over the past few months I’ve been working with WordPress sites a surprising amount. During this same time, I decided to switch all of my sites over to HTTPS exclusively. The switch was relatively painless, especially since free SSL certificate are now available. I started with the HTML 5 Boilerplate team’s Nginx configuration snippets maintained by Andy Dawson. I had to make a few adjustments to them related to SSL and PHP but a majority of their defaults I didn’t need to touch at all. Nginx Redirects The Nginx return directive can be used to efficiently return a code and…
  • Create a self-signed SSL certificate for Nginx

    James Bradach
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:25 am
    If your application has any sort of login page or transmits sensitive information, it’s wise the make those sections accessible only via HTTPS. Even if your site has no sensitive information, it’s worth considering using HTTPS as Google now considers it a ranking signal. For any pages a general user will access, you’ll want to use an SSL certificate signed by a reputable third party to avoid browser warnings. There are a number of vendors out there offering certificates, but a free personal certificate from StartSSL will probably work fine for non-commerce sites.  …
  • Nginx proxy and load-balancing functionality intro

    Guest Blogger
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    This is a guest post by Marcus Lyons. Nginx is one of the most viable (and visible) open-source HTTP servers competing against Apache today. Due to its asynchronous, event-based nature, Nginx is highly scalable and can far outperform Apache under very heavy loads. As a result, it is one of the best choices to use when setting up a reverse proxy and/or load balancer, especially since it also now supports proxying of the WebSocket protocol. Both functions are built into nginx (the Proxy module and Upstream module, respectively), so just about any installation of Nginx can be readied without…
  • Giving away Google Domains invites

    James Bradach
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Giveaway Complete Updated 11/8/2014 The entry period ended last night and three winners were chosen at random this morning. Congratulations to Ehh, Mayank, and Geoffrey, the Google Domains invitation winners. Your invitations were sent earlier today to the email addresses you provided when entering the giveaway and should look something like this: From: Google Domains <noreply-domain-registrar@google.com> Date: Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 6:08 AM Subject: You’ve been invited to join the invite-only Google Domains (Beta). Thanks to everyone who participated! If you’re interested…
  • LEMP stack installation scripts for Ubuntu 14.04

    James Bradach
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    This weekend I overhauled my quick-lemp scripts for automating part of the server setup and LEMP stack installation process. The basic functionality is the same: standard new server setup is performed and a fully functioning LEMP stack is installed along with a sample Flask applications. What has changed is the way the scripts are divided and how they configure the components during the actual LEMP stack installation. quicklemp-trusty-setup.sh Basic basic new server configuration Creates a new user with sudo and www-data membership. Configures sshd to listen on a different port, disable…
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    Dr. Jay N. Forrest

  • 001 Thich Nhat Hanh’s Health

    Jay N. Forrest
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:27 am
    I talk about Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s severe brain hemorrhage. I also cover the news that the United States is using planes equipped with ‘Dirtbox’ to spy on our
  • Watch and Listen to iTunes Podcasts on the Roku

    Jay N. Forrest
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The iTunes Podcasts channel allows you to browse, search, listen, and watch podcasts from the entire iTunes Podcast library on your Roku Digital Video Player. Features include: Browse by top
  • Android Lollipop Announced

    Jay N. Forrest
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Google has announced that the next release of the Android operating system for smart phones will be called Lollipop. They name their releases after deserts and go in alphabetical order.
  • New Tab Redirect Plus

    Jay N. Forrest
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    If you are like me, you don’t care for the new tab page in Google Chrome. I have tried a number of extensions, but New Tab Redirect Plus is my
  • Adjusting Date and Time in Xubuntu

    Jay N. Forrest
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Soon after you install Xubuntu 14.04, you will want to customize it. One of the things that I didn’t like is the date and time setting on the task bar.
 
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  • Free on-line Introduction to Linux course

    Peter Leung
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    In August 2014, more than 300,000 people registered for the first offering of the Introduction to Linux course. This popular Massive Open Online Course (MOCC) is taught by the Linux Foundation, and hosted on edx. The same course starts again on January 5, 2015. The course is designed for people who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux. Despite that, I have enrolled in it, thinking that I will pick up some new knowledge anyway. Because it is self-paced (and free), if it proves to be too easy, I will just skip the course content. If you are interested, please go enroll at edx today.
  • How to split an image for visual effects

    Peter Leung
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Suppose that you've just taken a panorama photograph with your fancy digital camera. You can display the picture as is on your blog. Or you can be a little bit more creative. How about splitting it up into 3 rectangular pieces? Or even into 2 rows like the following. To crop a photo into rectangular pieces, use the convert program from the ImageMagick software suite. If your system runs on Debian or Ubuntu, install ImageMagick like this: $ sudo apt-get install imagemagick The original panorama image (P3190007.JPG) is 4256 x 1144 pixels in width and height respectively. The following command…
  • Tools for checking broken web links - part 2

    Peter Leung
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Part 1 of this 2-part series on Linux link checking tools reviewed the tool linkchecker. This post concludes the series by presenting another tool, klinkstatus. Unlike linkchecker which has a command-line interface, klinkstatus is only available as a GUI tool. Installing klinkstatus on Debian/Ubuntu systems is as easy as: $ sudo apt-get install klinkstatus After installation, I could not locate klinkstatus in the GNOME menu system. No problem. To run the program, simply execute the klinkstatus command in a terminal window. For an initial exploratory test run, simply specify the starting URL…
  • Tools for checking broken web links - part 1

    Peter Leung
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    With a growing web site, it becomes almost impossible to manually uncover all broken links. For WordPress blogs, you can install link checking plugins to automate the process. But, these plugins are resource intensive, and some web hosting companies (e.g., WPEngine) ban them outright. Alternatively, you may use web-based link checkers, such as Google Webmaster Tools and W3C. Generally, these tools lack the advanced features, for example, the use of regular expressions to filter URLs submitted for link checking. This post is part 1 of a 2-part series to examine Linux desktop tools for…
  • How to redirect sudo output to a file requiring root permission

    Peter Leung
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    sudo is the recommended way to execute a command which requires root permission. In effect, the target command takes on the permission of root without having to provide the root password. Consider the following scenario. In order to save the changes made to the iptables firewall rules, I need to run the following command which outputs the changes to a file with root permission. $ sudo iptables-save > /etc/iptables/rules.v4bash: /etc/iptables/rules.v4: Permission denied Note that sudo responded with the Permission denied error. The problem was that the iptables-save command was run under sudo,…
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