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  • Clusterbit Developed the World’s Smallest Datacenter

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have the freedom to test a wide variety of solutions without the need to run loud, hot, expensive high end hardware or outdated power hungry servers.The project began in March 2014 with both co-geeks Raffi Manoian and Zohrab Tavitian who founded Clusterbit.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

    Benjamin Kerensa
    Benjamin Kerensa
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:48 pm
    This past week marked my fourth year of attending O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). It was also my second year speaking at the convention. One new thing that happened this year was I co-led Mozilla’s presence during the convention from our booth to the social events and our social media campaign. Like each previous year, […]
  • Interesting facts about Linux

    Xmodulo
    Dan Nanni
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today, August, 25th, is the 23rd birthday of Linux. The modest Usenet post made by a 21 year old student at the University of Helsinki on August 25th, 1991, marks the birth of the venerable Linux as we know it today. Fast forward 23 years, and now Linux is everywhere, not only installed on end […]Continue reading... The post Interesting facts about Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to compile the Linux kernel on Debian or Ubuntu How to find which package a binary file belongs to on Debian/Ubuntu How to fix yum errors on CentOS, RHEL or Fedora How to upgrade the kernel…
  • Why Russian hackers are beating us

    LinuxSecurity.com - Latest News
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Russian hackers like the ones who breached the computer systems of JP Morgan Chase and at least four other banks win because they think strategically like the best chess players, an expert says.
  • Seeing through the illusion: Apple's mastery of the media

    OSNews
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Apple's public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world - certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products than any other technology company. Before customers get their first chance to see or touch a new Apple product, the company has carefully orchestrated almost every one of its public appearances: controlled leaks and advance briefings for favored writers, an invite-only media debut, and a special early review process for a group of pre-screened, known-positive writers. Nothing is left to chance, and in the rare case where Apple doesn't…
 
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  • VMware goes deeper on OpenStack

    Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    If you think VMware has just been fooling around with OpenStack, think again. Oh sure, VMware would prefer if you bought into vCloud Air, but VMware didn't need a weatherman to know which way the clouds were moving. They're moving to open source's OpenStack.
  • The Trouble With Android

    Christine Hall
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Don’t get me wrong, Android is a beautiful operating system if ever there was one – and dumbed down to the max, which makes it even more beautiful in the minds of many mobile users. Indeed, you can play on an Android device all day without ever even realizing that you’re working with an operating system or even a computer. Just swipe away and see what they’ll try to sell you next.
  • A free culture event in Pakistan

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Wiki Loves Monuments is one of the most successful free culture events worldwide. A global photo competition organized by local Wikimedia chapters and groups, it has been running since 2010 and has grown larger each year. For 2014, we speak to Saqib Qayyum from Wikimedia Pakistan about how the event will help promote the commons to new communities.read more
  • Try GNOME 3.14 Beta 1 with Wayland Without Installing Anything

    Silviu Stahie
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    GNOME is working to implement official Wayland support for the upcoming 3.14 release and they seem to be more than half way there. It's difficult to test the new GNOME 3.14 Beta updates that have been made until now, especially with the Wayland integration, but a Reddit user posted a short and easy-to-follow tutorial in this regard.
  • Code for Germany project launches

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    In July 2014, the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany launched Code for Germany! We presented the project to the media, to our international partners, to friends, city representatives and to members of our Advisory Board in advance of the OK Festival in Berlin. It was a pleasure for us to welcome partners, supporters, and members of the program on stage. Among them were Lynn Fine from Code for America, Gabriella Goméz-Mont from the Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost from Digital Champion Germany, and Nicolas Zimmer from Technologiestiftung Berlin.read more
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  • How to Use Python Regular Expressions to Parse a Text File (Practical Use Case Scenario with Python Reg-Ex Re Split Sub)

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

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

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

    Terrence Sun
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Most software products usually have a programmatic automation of input and output interface, which facilitate the monkey test. With these interface, the product can be fully tested under various user input conditions. For Android development, there is a tool called monkey which can be executed in adb shell, that does pure random event generation. Also, […] Read More: Intro to Android MonkeyRunner MonkeyDevice and MonkeyImage FunctionsPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Write Caesar Cipher in C Program with Example Code

    Koscica Dusko
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    There are three types of cryptography techniques : Secret key Cryptography Public key cryptography Hash Functions We discussed about the above techniques earlier in the Cryptography basics article. One simple and basic method to encrypt a message is using Caesar’s cipher. It is a very simple form of encryption, where we take letters one by […] Read More: How to Write Caesar Cipher in C Program with Example CodePurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
 
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  • A pile of reasons why GNOME should be Debian jessie’s default desktop environment

    7 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    GNOME has, for some reason or another, always been the default desktop environment in Debian since the installer is able to install a full desktop environment by default. Release after release, Debian has been shipping different versions of GNOME, first based on the venerable 1.2/1.4 series, then moving to the time-based GNOME 2.x series, and finally to the newly designed 3.4 series for the last stable release, Debian 7 ‘wheezy’. During the final stages of wheezy’s development, it was pointed out that the first install CD image would not longer hold all of the required packages to…
  • GUADEC 2012

    29 Jul 2012 | 7:31 am
    I've been in A Coruña for this year's GUADEC since Tuesday night, and it rocked. I did a late registration after my first week at Collabora, which is sponsoring my stay here. I came one day early to participate, as Debian's representative, at the yearly GNOME Advisory Board meeting, for the first time. It was a positive experience, which helped me get a grasp of the “big picture” of what the GNOME Foundation does. I also had the pleasure of visiting Igalia's awesome offices in the city, and puting faces to many names during the meeting. I presented an overview of Debian's relation to…
  • Season of change

    15 Jul 2012 | 1:45 pm
    It feels like I'm sitting in a roller-coaster wagon. There's probably too much change going on for me to assimilate naturally. In particular: I just wrapped up (well, mostly) one of the toughest Uni semestres. I had to deal with lots of very time consuming assignments, and then the usual round of final exams. Even if this semester I got the best marks in my journey (or shall we say Via Crucis) through University, I still managed to fail one exam, for the Advanced Networks subject, which is quite annoying, given I got high marks (even the highest in one case) in other subjects I really don't…
  • GNOME 3.4 in wheezy

    3 Jun 2012 | 12:47 am
    Users of Debian sid will have noticed: the final (and interesting) bits of GNOME 3.4 have landed and if all looks as good as it does now, they should migrate to wheezy in about a week. 3.2 → 3.4 hasn't been as complicated as the previous horrible transition, but still had some complications due to Cogl/Clutter incompatibilities. Other than that, our major problem has been manpower, but this isn't new for many other Debian teams. We've also seen new incarnations of “Linux-only technology is now mandatory” which makes our lives a bit more miserable due to kfreebsd-* and hurd-i386, but for…
  • GNOME 3.4

    29 Mar 2012 | 2:50 pm
    The GNOME project released today GNOME 3.4, the second major update to the GNOME 3 platform. Congrats! I know there's lots of polish and improvements to some of the major rough edges in GNOME 3.2, but I think that of all changes in this release, Epiphany really stands out, as you can see in blog posts by Xan and Diego. Work to bring GNOME 3.4 to Debian wheezy users has been underway for a few weeks already, and some bits and pieces have been hitting unstable since the tarballs were released a pair of days ago. We still need more base work to be done before some exciting components like GNOME…
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  • New Facebook Page

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

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

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

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

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

  • Meet Cornelius Schumacher - Akademy Keynote Speaker

    kallecarl
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Cornelius Schumacherphoto by Michal Kubeček At Akademy 2014, outgoing KDE e.V. Board President Cornelius Schumacher will give the community keynote. He has attended every Akademy and has been amazed and inspired at every one of them. If you want more of what KDE can bring to your life, Cornelius's talk is the perfect elixir. Here are glimpses of Cornelius that most of us have never seen. They give a sense of what has made him a successful leader of KDE for several years. Behind the KDE sceneFood? I like eating, and I like cooking. I'm a recipe type of cook, so I have a large collection of…
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 25th May 2014

    mrybczyn
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Amarok implements popular demand to restore scroll location when collection filter is cleared; adds a new option to support icon-view large thumb size (over 256x256 px) Plasma desktop streamlines comment fields of KCMs by applying common language and type-setting to the systemsettings modules in kde-workspace Kopete adds support for SOCKS5 proxy in ICQ protocol Umbrello sees work on UML 2.0 Krita adds the indexed color filter Porting to KF5/Qt5 continues, including massif-visualizer and partitionmanager. Read the rest of the Digest here. Dot Categories:…
  • Meet Sascha Meinrath - Akademy Keynote Speaker

    kallecarl
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Sascha Meinrathphoto from fisl quinze (Fórum Internacional do Software Livre) CC-BY-SA A few weeks ago, the keynote speakers for Akademy were announced. KDE is fortunate to have Sascha Meinrath at Akademy in Brno, Czech Republic to open our eyes about hot topics and important issues. Sascha's work doesn't fit into limited categories; he's an activist, think tank founder, policy pundit, hacker, futurist, political strategist and more...as the following interview shows. For people want to know more about you Tech policy and political strategy work can often be both high-impact and high-stress.
  • LaKademy 2014 - KDE Latin America Summit

    araceletorres
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Two years have passed since the reality of the first Latin American meeting of KDE contributors in 2012 in Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Now we are proud to announce that the second LaKademy will be held August 27th to 30th in São Paulo, Brazil, at one of the most important and prestigious universities in the world—the University of São Paulo. In this LaKademy we intend to do something different than what we did in 2012. It's not going to be just an event to bring together KDE contributors in Latin America, who will dedicate time and passion in hacking sessions. This…
  • Release 4.14 - KDE Applications get better and better

    kallecarl
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    The KDE Community has announced the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering primarily improvements and bugfixes. Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Development Platform are frozen and receiving only long term support; those teams are focused on the transition to Plasma 5 and Frameworks 5. This 4.14 release is dedicated to long time KDE contributor Volker Lanz who passed away last April. The full announcement has more information and details. KDE Applications In the past, KDE has jointly released the three major divisions of KDE software—Plasma Workspaces, KDE Development Platform and…
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  • Considering Legacy UNIX/Linux Issues

    Dave Taylor
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    Gah, so frustrating! Ten years ago I wrote a rather popular book called Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, and I'm working on a new edition—a Tenth Anniversary release. There are lots of new scripts, entirely new chapters and updates to the older stuff. more>>
  • Getting Good Vibrations with Linux

    Joey Bernard
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Vibrations and wave motions describe many different physical systems. In fact, most systems that dissipate energy do so through waves of one form or another. In this article, I take a look at gvb (Good ViBrations, http://www.pietrobattiston.it/gvb), a Linux application you can use to visualize and model wave motion and vibrations. 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>>
  • New Products

    James Gray
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:02 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.
  • diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

    Zack Brown
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    One problem with Linux has been its implementation of system calls. As Andy Lutomirski pointed out recently, it's very messy. more>>
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  • Cluetrain at Fifteen

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

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

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

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

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

    Jack M. Germain
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Peach OSI is a new Linux distro that stands apart from the crowd. Its first stable version was just released in June -- yet it displays more performance traits and sophistication than many Linux distros that have been searching for an audience for years. In the crowded Linux distro field, it is very rare to find a newcomer that is not like any of the others. It is also rare to see a first stable release offer the kind of smooth performance and expansive feature set as Peach OSI. Peach OSI is a great starting point for Linux newcomers.
  • Kano's Alejandro Simon: If This, Then Do That

    Jack M. Germain
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Imagine a world where playing Pong and Minecraft gives people the power to program their computers. That world is Kano. It took the idea behind Lego to teach computer programming by playing first-generation computer games. Kano launched on Kickstarter in November 2013. More than 13,000 people from some 50 countries raised $1.5 million in 30 days. Barely one year later, Kano is getting ready to deliver 18,000 preordered kits purchased for $129 each. The idea behind Kano Blocks came from the then 6-year-old son of cofounder Saul Klein.
  • Open Source Software: Sailing Into Friendlier Seas

    Jack M. Germain
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Open source software is now a force drawing enterprises and developers like a magnet. The factors pulling adopters into the open source fold are changing, though. Also changing are the attitudes of software developers and corporate leaders about the viability and adaptability of open source. Open source software is increasingly important within the corporation, as a recent survey conducted by Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners found. Developers and corporate leaders now view open source software as a strategic advantage.
  • Torvalds Says Yes to the Desktop

    Katherine Noyes
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm
    It was just a few short weeks ago that we here in the Linux blogosphere were rehashing the open source world's documentation dilemma -- one of those perennial topics bloggers love to resurrect whenever there appears to be a lull in the conversation. At the time, alert readers may recall, Linux Girl compared the topic to the ongoing "Year of Linux on the Desktop" debate -- another favorite that just keeps coming back for more. Well guess what? That one's now back too, courtesy of none other than Linux creator Linus Torvalds himself.
  • OS Flaw Leaves Android Wide Open for App Hack Attacks

    Richard Adhikari
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    A flaw in Android's GUI framework let university researchers hack into applications with up to 92 percent success. They tested apps from Gmail, H&R Block, Newegg, WebMD, Chase Bank, Hotels.com and Amazon. "Changes in the shared memory side channel allow an attacker to infer if there is an activity transition going on in the foreground," said researcher Zhiyun Qian, an assistant professor at the University of California at Riverside. "This is a design choice by modern OSes ... . The same attack may work as well [on other mobile OSes]," he added.
 
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  • Marek Lands Radeon Gallium3D HyperZ Improvements

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Well known open-source Radeon driver developer Marek Olšák has landed a number of commits today inside mainline Mesa Git for improving the state of HyperZ for AMD hardware, a feature that remains disabled by default for the open-source Radeon Linux driver due to stability and artifact issues...
  • Mozilla Firefox 32 Surfaces With HTML5, Developer Changes

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    If you checkout the Mozilla FTP servers tonight the official 32.0 builds have surfaced for the Firefox web-browser...
  • Android Build Support Improved For Libdrm

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    Emil Velikov, the new Mesa release manager, just landed a large set of libdrm patches for improving the open-source graphics drivers for Android...
  • Preview: AMD's FX-9590 Eight-Core At Up To 5.0GHz On Linux

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Since last year AMD's had the FX-9590 as the top-end Vishera CPU that can top out at 5.0GHz with its Turbo Frequency, but initially this processor was only available to OEM system builds. Over time the OEM version of the FX-9590 became available to consumers while earlier this summer AMD launched a retail version of the FX-9590 that included the eight-core CPU with a closed-loop water cooling solution. Today we're reviewing this highest-end Vishera CPU to see how it compares to other AMD and Intel processors on Ubuntu Linux.
  • Nouveau X.Org Driver Released With DRI3+Present, Maxwell, GLAMOR

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    The Nouveau development community released the xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.11 driver update to kick off the start of September. While you wouldn't guess it from the version number, this driver update is actually very significant and introduces a lot of new functionality and other improvements...
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  • DQ Breach? HQ Says No, But Would it Know?

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:29 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Sources in the financial industry say they're seeing signs that Dairy Queen may be the latest retail chain to be victimized by cybercrooks bent on stealing credit and debit card data.
  • Why Russian hackers are beating us

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Russian hackers like the ones who breached the computer systems of JP Morgan Chase and at least four other banks win because they think strategically like the best chess players, an expert says.
  • How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California's New Phone Kill-Switch Law

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Beginning next year, if you buy a cell phone in California that gets lost or stolen, you'll have a built-in ability to remotely deactivate the phone under a new "kill switch" feature being mandated by California law-but the feature will make it easier for police and others to disable the phone as well, raising concerns among civil liberties groups about possible abuse.
  • These 3-D Printed Skeleton Keys Can Pick High-Security Locks in Seconds

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: One of the hairier unintended consequences of cheap 3-D printing is that any troublemaker can duplicate a key without setting foot in a hardware store. But clever lockpickers like Jos Weyers and Christian Holler already are taking that DIY key-making trick a step further: They can 3-D print a slice of plastic or metal that opens even high-security locks in seconds, without even seeing the original key.
  • Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Email addresses and encrypted passwords of around 97,000 users who tested early builds of the Bugzilla bug tracking software were left exposed for three months following a server migration.
 
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  • New Facebook Page

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

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

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

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

    jono
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:42 am
    As some of you will know, recently I moved from Canonical to XPRIZE to work as Sr. Dir. Community. My charter here at XPRIZE is to infuse the organization and the incentive prizes it runs with community engagement. For those unfamiliar with XPRIZE, it was created by Peter H. Diamandis to solve the grand challenges of our time by creating incentive prize competitions. The first XPRIZE was the $10million Ansari XPRIZE to create a space-craft that went into space and back twice in two weeks and carrying three crew. It was won by Scaled Composites with their SpaceShipOne craft, and the technology…
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  • Links for 2014-09-01

    dailylinks
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Facebook’s drop-in replacement for std::vector Fixes some low-hanging fruit, performance-wise. ‘Simply replacing std::vector with folly::fbvector (after having included the folly/FBVector.h header file) will improve the performance of your C++ code using vectors with common coding patterns. The improvements are always non-negative, almost always measurable, frequently significant, sometimes dramatic, and occasionally spectacular.’ (via Tony Finch) (tags: c++ facebook performance algorithms vectors via:fanf optimization) Applying cardiac alarm management techniques to your…
  • Links for 2014-08-29

    dailylinks
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    cloudflare/lua-aho-corasick A nice Lua/C++ implementation of Aho-Corasick for fast string matching against multiple patterns (via JGC). This uses an interesting technique to get better performance by compacting the data structure into a single buffer, to avoid following pointers all over RAM and busting the cache. (tags: optimization speed performance aho-corasick tries string-matching strings algorithms lua c++ via:jgc) On-Demand Jenkins Slaves With Amazon EC2 This is very likely where we’ll be going for our acceptance tests in Swrve (tags: testing jenkins ec2 spot-instances…
  • Links for 2014-08-28

    dailylinks
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Google’s new end-to-end key distribution proposal ‘For End-To-End, our current approach to key distribution, is to use a model similar to Certificate Transparency, and use the email messages themselves as a gossip protocol, which allow the users themselves to keep the centralized authorities honest. This approach allows users to not have to know about keys, but at the same time, be able to make sure that the servers involved aren’t doing anything malicious behind the users’ back.’ (tags: end-to-end encryption google security email crypto key-distribution) The…
  • Links for 2014-08-27

    dailylinks
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Apache Kafka 0.8 basic training This is a pretty voluminous and authoritative presentation about getting started with Kafka; wish this was around when we started using it for 0.7. (We use our own homegrown realtime system nowadays, due to better partitioning, monitoring and operability.) (tags: storm kafka presentations documentation ops) Wiki Loves Monuments Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photo contest, organised by Wikimedia [...]. This year, the Wikimedia Ireland Community are running the competition for the very first time in Ireland. The contest is inspired by the successful…
  • Links for 2014-08-26

    dailylinks
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The poisoned NUL byte, 2014 edition A successful exploit of Fedora glibc via a single NUL overflow (via Tony Finch) (tags: via:fanf buffer-overflows security nul byte exploits google project-zero)
 
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  • Yahoo to Stop Development on YUI Library

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Yahoo has announced its decision to halt the development of Yahoo User Interface library (YUI), its open-source JavaScript library for writing HTML application interfaces. In the announcement, the company cites the rise in popularity of Node.JS, which has changed how developers build HTML applications, as have recent changes in package management and web application frameworks. "The consequence of this evolution... Yahoo has announced its decision to halt the development of Yahoo User Interface library (YUI), its open-source JavaScript library for writing HTML application interfaces. In the…
  • LibreOffice Ported To 64-bit ARM (AArch64)

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    As more and more open-source programs get brought up for 64-bit ARM, LibreOffice is the latest to receive such AArch64 enablement... As more and more open-source programs get brought up for 64-bit ARM, LibreOffice is the latest to receive such AArch64 enablement... Read more at Phoronix
  • DNF Makes It A Step Closer To Replacing Yum On Fedora

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    DNF 0.6.1 was released today and this updated open-source package manager picked up a few more features as it's still in pursuit of replacing Yum on Fedora systems... DNF 0.6.1 was released today and this updated open-source package manager picked up a few more features as it's still in pursuit of replacing Yum on Fedora systems... Read more at Phoronix
  • Considering Legacy UNIX/Linux Issues

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    Gah, so frustrating! Ten years ago I wrote a rather popular book called Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, and I'm working on a new edition—a Tenth Anniversary release. There are lots of new scripts, entirely new chapters and updates to the older stuff. more>>... Gah, so frustrating! Ten years ago I wrote a rather popular book called Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, and I'm working on a new edition—a Tenth Anniversary release. There are lots of new scripts, entirely new chapters and updates to the older stuff. more>>   Read more at Linux Journal
  • Chef Engineer Leaves the Company After Receiving Death Threats From Its Open Source Community

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    A Chef release engineer claims that he received death threats and abusive emails due to his contributions on projects relating to the open source configuration management tool.  A release engineer from Chef, the company providing commercial support for the open-source Chef configuration management tool, said in a blog post Wednesday that he is leaving the company after being harassed by members of the Chef community for his contributions to the open source project. Seth Vargo wrote that because he has “received numerous abusive emails and two death threats” in addition…
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  • Poettering: Revisiting how we put together Linux systems

    corbet
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Lennart Poettering has posted a lengthy writeup of a plan put together by the "systemd cabal" (his words) to rework Linux software distribution. It is based heavily on namespaces and Btrfs snapshots. "Now, with the name-spacing concepts we introduced above, we can actually relatively freely mix and match apps and OSes, or develop against specific frameworks in specific versions on any operating system. It doesn't matter if you booted your ArchLinux instance, or your Fedora one, you can execute both LibreOffice and Firefox just fine, because at execution time they get matched up with the right…
  • Kernel prepatch 3.17-rc3

    corbet
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    The 3.17 development cycle continues with the release of 3.17-rc3. "As expected, it is larger than rc2, since people are clearly getting back from their Kernel Summit travels etc. But happily, it's not *much* larger than rc2 was, and there's nothing particularly odd going on, so I'm going to just ignore the whole 'it's summer' argument, and hope that things are just going that well."
  • Yahoo to stop development on YUI library

    n8willis
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Yahoo has announced its decision to halt the development of Yahoo User Interface library (YUI), its open-source JavaScript library for writing HTML application interfaces. In the announcement, the company cites the rise in popularity of Node.JS, which has changed how developers build HTML applications, as have recent changes in package management and web application frameworks. "The consequence of this evolution in web technologies is that large JavaScript libraries, such as YUI, have been receiving less attention from the community. Many developers today look at large JavaScript libraries as…
  • Friday's security updates

    n8willis
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Debian has updated squid3 (denial of service). Fedora has updated glibc (F20: multiple vulnerabilities), GraphicsMagick (F20: code execution), gtk3 (F20: screen lock bypass), perl-Plack (F19; F20: information disclosure), phpMyAdmin (F19: multiple vulnerabilities), and subversion (F19; F20: credentials leak). Gentoo has updated apache (multiple vulnerabilities), file (denial of service), libgcrypt (key extraction), libtasn1 (multiple vulnerabilities), and php (multiple vulnerabilities). SUSE has updated MySQL (SLES/SLED 11: multiple vulnerabilities). Ubuntu has updated eglibc (10.o4, 12.04,…
  • Linux Foundation creates a new storage and filesystems conference: Vault

    jake
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The Linux Foundation has announced a new conference called "Vault" that will focus on storage and filesystems for Linux. It will be co-located with the annual invitation-only Linux Storage, Filesystem and Memory Management Summit and will be held March 11-12, 2015 at the Revere Hotel in Boston. "'90% of the world's data has been created in the last few years and most of that data is being stored and accessed via a Linux-based system,' said Linux Foundation Chief Marketing Officer Amanda McPherson. 'Now is the ideal time to bring the open source community together in this new forum, Vault, to…
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  • Fotoxx 14.09 Photo Editing Suite Now Allows Users to Find Duplicate Images

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Fotoxx 14.09, a free, open source Linux photo editing and collection management program that’s easy to use and install, is now available for download. The Fotoxx developers provide numerous updates for their application, but not all of them provide huge updates for the application. In fact, most of the new versions just fix various problems reported by the community. According to the changelog, the focus moves back to the main window after using the [apply] or [next] buttons, both unsa... (read more)
  • PhpMyAdmin 4.2.8 Brings Small Bug Fixes

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    PhpMyAdmin, the popular tool written in PHP and intended to handle the administration of MySQL databases, is now at version 4.2.8. A new phpMyAdmin build, 4.2.8, has been made available in the series and the developers have released some new fixes and for the tool. It's a maintenance version, so don't expect to see any new major features or changes. According to the changelog, some odd export behavior has been corrected, PhpMyAdmin is now able to read the property from sql.js, the allowed ch... (read more)
  • DVDStyler 2.8 RC3 DVD Authoring Software for Linux Receives More Features

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    DVDStyler 2.8 RC3, a cross-platform, free DVD authoring application that allows video enthusiasts to create professional-looking DVDs, is now ready for download and testing. DVDStyler is a piece of software that can be primarily used to create and burn DVD-Videos with interactive menus, but it also allows users to design their own DVDs. This kind of functionality is no longer something really sought after and it looks like it will be going away completely. Until then, this software is probabl... (read more)
  • Ten Linux Desktops Showing Just How Far Behind Mac OS X and Windows Designs Are

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    There are still many users of other operating systems who think that Linux is behind Mac OS X and Windows in terms of desktop design, but the reality is just the other way around. Linux doesn't have any kind of PR, and in the collective mind of the people, there is still an impression that Linux users spend their time inside the terminal and in dreary desktops. In fact, most of the current Linux desktops are much better than anything made by Apple of Microsoft. When a new operating system i... (read more)
  • Opera 25 Dev Now Has a Default PDF Viewer

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    The Opera developers have released a new version of their Internet browser in the 25.x branch, and they have implemented a default PDF viewer. Opera is based on Chromium and that means that updates for the browser are made quite often. Now, the developers have added a very interesting new feature that should prove very useful. "Opera can now open PDF documents without the need to install and run any third-party plug-ins. Now, clicking links on pages that deviously lead to PDF documents ... (read more)
 
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  • 2 Billions containers at Google each week!

    Prakash Advani
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    That tech is called Linux Containerization, and is the latest in a long line of innovations meant to make it easier to package up applications and sling them around data centers. It’s not a new approach – see Solaris Zones, BSD Jails, Parallels, and so on – but Google has managed to popularize it enough that a small cottage industry is forming around it. Read More: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2S0zFm/YAbnLcdp:9a2Vn45F/www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/23/google_containerization_two_billion/ Related posts: 5 things you probably don’t know about Google Cloud  Google is currently in…
  • Zen story on religion

    Prakash Advani
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    This also explains why meditation (truth) got converted to religion. Why conflict arises from religion, was religion created for vested interests ? One day, Mara, the Evil One, was going through a village with his attendant when he saw a man doing walking meditation whose face was lit up in wonder. The man had just discovered something lying in front of him. Mara’s attendant asked what that was and Mara replied, “A piece of truth.” His attendant thought a while and asked, “Does it not bother you when someone finds a piece of truth, O Evil One?” Unfazed, Mara…
  • Economic Times: India Opens Up to Ubuntu

    Prakash Advani
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Front page news Economic Times, Bangalore Edition. “India is the fastest growing market for us with great stickiness and adoption of Ubuntu. It is definitely one of our key focus markets globally,“ said Prakash Advani, regional manager for Asia Pacific at Canonical. Read More:  http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/india-opens-up-to-operating-system-ubuntu/articleshow/39682855.cms http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31815&articlexml=India-Opens-Up-to-Ubuntu-05082014001077 Related posts: LinkedIn: Top 4 cities with tech skills are in India Top cities with…
  • Olympus TG-3 Waterproof Camera

    Prakash Advani
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    Olympus TG-3 is a new release of the popular TG series of waterproof camera. Here is what is interesting: Waterproof: you can go diving with it up 15m. Shockproof Crushproof: you can throw it around and literally jump onto it. Has GPS, so you can tag the location of your photos Also records altitude/depth and pressure e-Compass, to get directions if you get lost Wifi with Android application 16 MegaPixel Wide Aperture: F2.0 for those great pictures in low light conditions 1080p video shooting fish eye and telephoto lenses options (at additional costs)   Related posts: Amazon’s new…
  • LinkedIn: Top 4 cities with tech skills are in India

    Prakash Advani
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:07 am
    Top cities with Tech Skills are: Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai. These 4 Indian cities are ahead of San Francisco Bay Area. Read the complete report: http://blog.linkedin.com/2014/06/24/indias-got-tech-talent-cities-in-india-top-list-of-cities-attracting-technology-talent/ Related posts: Demand for Linux Skills Rises with Cloud Computing Demand for people with Linux skills is increasing, a trend... India To Spend $3.9 Billion On Cloud Services By 2017 According to a new Gartner report, around $3.9 billion will... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
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  • Say hello to those who hate the NSA, but invade women's privacy

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Over the weekend someone released hundreds of revealing photos of celebrities that appear to have been stolen from private storage. In response to this, a bunch of anonymous guys on the internet copied them and posted them all over the town square, because the internet is written in ink and if you are ever a victim once in your life the internet will remind you of it forever. These men are the detritus of human society for whom the internet provides a warm blanket, so let's remove the warm blanket for a minute. If the NSA spies on us, it's a massive violation of privacy and omg government and…
  • FreeRTOS 8.1.0 released

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Version 8.1.0 of FreeRTOS was released a few days ago. Probably the most important feature is support for non contiguous heap space (heap_5.c), needed for allocation of memory (for creation of tasks, queues, semaphores, etc. and also user applications).
  • AnandTech founder leaves site, joins Apple

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    Anand Lal Shimpi, the editor and publisher of the well-regarded AnandTech site, is going to work at Apple. An Apple rep confirmed that the company was hiring Shimpi, but wouldn't provide any other details. Last night, via a post on the site he founded in 1997, Shimpi said he was "officially retiring from the tech publishing world," but didn't say what he was doing next. "I won't stay idle forever. There are a bunch of challenges out there :)", he wrote. This is great news for him, and after 17 years of some of the best technology journalism in the world, he certainly deserves a change of…
  • Seeing through the illusion: Apple's mastery of the media

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Apple's public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world - certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products than any other technology company. Before customers get their first chance to see or touch a new Apple product, the company has carefully orchestrated almost every one of its public appearances: controlled leaks and advance briefings for favored writers, an invite-only media debut, and a special early review process for a group of pre-screened, known-positive writers. Nothing is left to chance, and in the rare case where Apple doesn't…
  • A failed experiment: how LG screwed up its webOS acquisition

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Things were looking up in early 2013 for the team behind webOS, a pioneering but star-crossed mobile operating system. After surviving the implosion of Palm and a rocky acquisition by HP, LG stepped in to buy the team. The consumer electronics giant seemed like a white knight with a plan: To make webOS the core of LG's next-generation smart TV platform, and use the brains behind webOS to create a much-needed engine of innovation at LG. To create a unit that was meant to help the company to beat competitors like Samsung with Silicon Valley smarts. A disruptive force. Eighteen months later, the…
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  • Linux @ About.com

    Rianne Schestowitz
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    During the past month I have been in discussions with a number of people at about.com. I have been provided with the opportunity of writing articles on the linux.about.com subsite and I am in full control of all the content that will appear on that site. It is early days and there is some old content on the site which is a bit out of date but I plan to make linux.about.com a great resource for everyone. read more
  • Leftovers: Software

    Roy Schestowitz
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
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  • Mozilla Firefox 32 Officially Released

    Rianne Schestowitz
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    It's been a little over a month since the previous Firefox stable release and the developers have now pushed a new major update to users. This latest iteration of Firefox brings just a few major features for regular users, but it excels in other areas like better HTML 5 support. The official announcement for Mozilla Firefox 32 hasn't been made public just yet, but the mirrors now host the latest stable versions. It will take them a while to post anything official, and some time may go by until this new release hits the repositories, but you now can get to see what has changed. read more
 
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    OpenBSD Journal

  • BSDNow Episode 052: Reverse Takeover

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    This week on BSDNow, in addition to the week's BSD-flavored odds and ends, Kris and Allan headline with an interview with Shawn Webb about ASLR and PIE on FreeBSD. Video HD Video MP3 Audio OGG Audio Torrent
  • Heads Up: Nginx Removed From Base

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:41 pm
    With this commit, Robert Nagy (robert@) removed nginx(8) from base: Log message: remove nginx from the base system in favor of OpenBSD's own httpd(8) Read more...
  • Heads Up: BIND Disabled in Base

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:39 pm
    After many years of being the default DNS server, BIND has been disabled in OpenBSD base: Read more...
  • BSDNow Episode 051: Engineering Nginx

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    This week the hosts set up SSL on nginx and an interview about the FreeBSD community and utilisation in the commercial server space, along with the week's BSD-world odds and ends. Video HD Video MP3 Audio OGG Audio Torrent
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  • Voice commands 95 Actions, 67 languages 1.0.1-7 (Nautilus Script)

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Voice commands 95 Actions, 67 languages 1.0.1-7 (Nautilus Script)Watch ALL 95 ACTIONS AVAILABLES on README, file on GitHub: https://github.com/baitsart/voice-commands ########################## # Voice commands (command your PC speaking commands) # The function of this program starts running play_stop.sh script, which will start recording your voice, and if after five seconds, or run it again, start voice recognition, for now, make one of all commands available. Orders can be just a simple context: < order > , or double context: < order > < cited-text > Also can repeat the…
  • Gnome Chemistry Utils 0.14.9 (GTK Scientific)

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:58 am
    Gnome Chemistry Utils 0.14.9 (GTK Scientific)GChemPaint, a 2D chemical editor and some other programs related to chemistry suitable for the GNOME desktop. The Gnome Chemistry Utils include three utilities: - a 2D chemical editor (GChemPaint). - a chemical calculator (computes raw formule, molar weight, mass composition and isotopic pattern). - a molecule 3d viewer using OpenGL to display molecular models. - a crystal structues viewer and editor. - a periodic table of the elements. - a spectrum viewer. These programs are based on an included C++ library which provides a few widgets and various…
  • Gis Weather 0.7.1 (Screenlet)

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    Gis Weather 0.7.1 (Screenlet)Customizable weather widget - View weather for several days - Detailed weather forecast for today and tomorrow - Fast switching between cities - Select the background and theme weather icons - "Compass" with the wind direction, with adjustable angle of rotation - Highlighting the high wind - Supported weather services: - ----Gismeteo.com - ----Weather.com - ----AccuWeather.com - Support SVG and widget scale - Indicator to panel README: https://github.com/RingOV/gis-weather/blob/master/README.mdchangelog:https://sourceforge.net/p/gis-weather/changelog/…
  • risolve-update-v-8.sh.tar.gz v-8 (Nautilus Script)

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    risolve-update-v-8.sh.tar.gz v-8 (Nautilus Script)The scripts work on systems with language Italian (Sorry) Easy to use solves the most common problems of update. Script risolve in automatico tutti i problemi piu' comuni legati all' update! Basta lanciarlo e isolvera' i problemi di chiavi, 404 ed altri. Aggiornera' il sistema e lo ripulira'.changelog:The script will run until all the problems are solved and now resolve all problem in auto, the user no need do nothing!! Lo script e' stato aggiornato per risolvere tutti i problemi senza l' ausilio dell' utente, bastera' lanciarlo e risolvera'…
  • I-Nex 7.4.0 (GTK Hardware Utility)

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    I-Nex 7.4.0 (GTK Hardware Utility)I-Nex is an application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z. I-Nex can display information for the following components: CPU, GPU, Motherboard, Sound, Hard disks, RAM, Network and USB as well as some system info like the hostname, Linux distribution and version, Xorg, GCC, GLX versions and Linux Kernel info. Besides being able to display hardware information, I-Nex can also generate an advanced report for which you can select what to include…
 
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Hyperlapse App Let’s You Create Amazing Time-Lapse Video Masterpiece

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Hyperlapse is a time-lapse video recording app from the makers of the popular smartphone app and social network Instagram. Instagram app itself supports video recording and sharing. For Instagram, launching another app for video recording and sharing may sound confusing. You don’t have to wonder anymore. We will here clear your confusions about Hyperlapse app. Hyperlapse app is not your boring video recording app, it does more than just recording videos. Hyperlapse app lets you easily create professional looking time-lapse videos without any complex settings or expensive camera. It will…
  • Microsoft Removes Windows 8.1 August Update For Causing Black Screen at Boot Error

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 August Update (also called Windows 8.1 Update 2 or Windows 8.1 August 2014 Update) this month. August Update was stated to bring many new improvements and features to Windows 8.1 Update 1. Details about the new features and improvements are at the bottom of this post. But it seems all didn’t went well for some users who installed this update. After installing this update, some Windows 8.1 users complained of a Black Screen at Boot. Microsoft acknowledging the issue and withdrew all the four patches that were part of the August Update. The four patches…
  • Best Free Duplicate File Finder For Windows

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Duplicate files may seem harmless to many computer users. If only users knew that these files causes more trouble than good. They eat up hard disk space and system resources, further slowing down your computer. Before you will even know, your large 1 TB or more hard disk space gets filled up. All of these unneeded files causes chaos and increases disorganization in your computer system. Recently, I started facing this inevitable issue myself. My hard disks, (internal and external, which is more than 6 TB in total) got filled up with files. As happens to any user having tons of disk space, I…
  • Microsoft Windows 9 May Be Offered Free To Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP Users?

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Earlier we heard the rumor about Microsoft offering Windows 9 (aka Windows Threshold) to Windows 8 users free of cost. Now another rumor is brewing about Windows 9, the successor of Windows 8.1. Rumor is, Microsoft may go as far as offering Windows 9 free upgrade to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users? Expected to land in spring 2015, Windows 9 is now one of the most anticipated Windows next edition. Microsoft is also expected to offer a minor update, dubbed Update 2 to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users. According to a blog post by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be in…
  • How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    During WWDC 2014, Apple unveiled the next iteration of its Mac OS X operating system, OS X 10.10 codename OS X Yosemite. Apple also promised to release OS X Yosemite beta for everyone. Keeping its promise, Apple opened the doors of OS X Yosemite beta program. If you have a compatible Mac you can download and install OS X Yosemite Beta to test a preview of the operating system. How to get into the OS X Beta Program and download OS X Yosemite Beta now? To get into the OS X Beta Program, you need to first sign up through the official OS X Beta Program site. You will need a working Apple ID to…
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  • Gimmeee some sugar!

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    You know I want it! That sweet sweeeet sugaaarrr! Gimme some sugar cause my phone is out of juice!   Wait what? You heard me! My phone is out of juice so I need some sugar.   Orange juice? No you dumb cluck (in the interests of pg ratings this conversation has been modified Ed.), juice...
  • Don't be a Colonel Klink!

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:03 am
    If you are an old codger like me then you must remember the the show "Hogans Hero's". It is a fantastic, funny show about war time prisoners of war in a German camp. These prisoners are basically using the camp as a base of resistance operations and the German guards "know nothing! See nothing and h...
  • Will society ever catch up to technology?

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:09 am
    As I have mentioned many times before, the rate of technological advance is very rapid and seems to be increasing. I have also mentioned that people do not seem to be able to understand the technology that they use and I pointed a finger at the education system.   While I still believe the ed...
  • Computer brain drain needs plugging up.

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    If you think about it the last one hundred and fifty years have seen incredible advancement in the human race with regards to technology. What is surprising is there are still people alive today (not many though) who would remember a time when television had not even been invented.   So in ju...
  • Computing free holiday, sort of

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    I just recently came back from holiday. It was two weeks of sun, sand (or pebbles, depending on the beach) and surf. It was great, er well to tell the truth it was hot, sweaty and I got sand in places I never thought possible.   All in all I had a great time but there was one thing missing. T...
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    Linux notes from DarkDuck

  • Clusterbit Developed the World’s Smallest Datacenter

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

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

    11 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    You, readers of my blog, know that my articles are often translated into other languages and published in off-line press. My usual partner for this is magazine "User and Linux".Today I am happy to announce that my article "How to enable spell-checking in different languages in Pidgin in Linux" has been published in Russian in the issue 14.08 (#30) of that magazine.Welcome to read the original and translation, which you can find of page 24.
  • How I stopped distro hopping

    6 Aug 2014 | 4:51 pm
    I, a Microsoft user since DOS 5.x was introduced to Linux in the late 90's when a friend gave me a copy of Novell Linux. I was in awe that you could get a "free" operating system without having to pay for it. The system didn't hold my attention long because there were not a lot of applications for it that were similar to the Windows programs I was accustomed to. Along comes Fedora and in 2004 I picked up a book called Linux for Non Geeks by No Starch Press which included a copy of Fedora. I learned of Open Source and the Free Software Foundation through this book and thought it was great that…
  • Zorin OS Contest Results

    2 Aug 2014 | 2:49 pm
    And today is the day...First of all, Zorin team, Linux notes from DarkDuck and Linuxaria would like to say THANK YOU to all the participants of the contest that we ran for last few weeks. It was a real pleasure to see such a response, and to read all your article.Unfortunately, not all of them could get the prizes. It was a difficult task to select the winners. It is time to announce their names!Drums, please!The 1st prize, a disk with Zorin OS 9 Premium with all the attached support from Zorin OS team goes to Clive Nodder and his article Dad, my windows are broken.The 2nd prize, 10 GBP…
 
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    Ubuntu Musings

  • 6 open source tools for data journalists

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

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

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

    Scott Nesbitt
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    How to rename multiple files at the Linux command line New to the vim text editor? Then you’ll want to check out the vim Beginner’s site How to manage your passwords at the Linux command line The ultimate guide to migrating an office from Windows to Linux How to read RSS feeds at the command line Related posts: Blog posts, now with more Creative Commons A few links of interest A few links of interest
  • Creating EPUB files with wallabag

    Scott Nesbitt
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    You might remember a post I wrote a few months ago about wallabag, an open source alternative to read-it-later apps like Instapaper and pocket. If you don’t remember, feel free to go back to that post and read it. Don’t worry. I’ll wait for you. Done? Great! Let’s continue. One of the drawbacks of wallabag was that you couldn’t download the articles that you saved as an EPUB file. Well, shortly after I wrote that post wallabag was updated with (among other things) that feature. I wish I could say that I was responsible for getting the developers to include EPUB…
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    Practical Technology

  • Patent trolls under attack, but not dead yet

    sjvn01
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    When I started covering technology in the ’80s, the last thing I thought I’d need to learn about was intellectual property law. But as Nicolai Tesla learned in his fight with Thomas Edison in the electrical-current patent wars of the 1890s, wherever technology goes, IP law is sure to follow. My moment of revelation came […]
  • ICANN offers fix for domain name collisions

    sjvn01
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    I recently got a call from a friend whose business was having problems with an internal network whose web server had a URL that included .guru. One day, their staff had trouble reaching it. They’d made no changes and you could still reach the server using its IPv4 address; it was a mystery. It took me […]
  • Why the Internet hiccuped

    sjvn01
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    The good news is that the Internet’s behaving itself today. The bad news is that by November we will see another burst of Internet slowdowns and sites becoming unavailable as we did on August 12. Here’s how it all went wrong and why we can expect it to happen again. Why the Internet hiccuped. More>
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    OMG! Ubuntu!

  • Ubuntu Wallpaper Contest Closes, These Are Our 8 Faves

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Put your lens caps on, your stylus down, unplug your Wacom tablets and step away from the GIMP: the Ubuntu 14.10 Wallpaper Contest is now over. The post Ubuntu Wallpaper Contest Closes, These Are Our 8 Faves first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • First Beta for Ubuntu 14.10 Flavors Released

    Sam Tran
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The family of Ubuntu flavors have released their first Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn beta. The post First Beta for Ubuntu 14.10 Flavors Released first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • This Ubuntu Installer Bug Wipes Your Disk Without You Realising

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Installing any operating system, Linux or otherwise, is never risk-free. But according to user reports, a long-standing bug in Ubuntu's official installer is making unexpected issues a little too expected. The post This Ubuntu Installer Bug Wipes Your Disk Without You Realising first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • 100 Bugs Fixed in Latest LibreOffice 4.3.1 Release

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    The Document Foundation (TDF) has announced the release of LibreOffice 4.3.1, the first minor update to the July release of version 4.3. The post 100 Bugs Fixed in Latest LibreOffice 4.3.1 Release first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • GIMP 2.8.14 Released — Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    A new update to the popular open-source Photoshop alternative The GIMP is now available for download. The post GIMP 2.8.14 Released — Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
 
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    Benjamin Kerensa

  • Mozilla and Open Diversity Data

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

    Benjamin Kerensa
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you are attending UbuConLA I would strongly encourage you to check out the talks on Firefox OS and Webmaker. In addition to the talks, there will also be a Firefox OS workshop where attendees can go more hands on. When the organizers of UbuConLA reached out to me several months ago, I knew we […]
  • Dogfooding: Flame on Nightly

    Benjamin Kerensa
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Just about two weeks ago, I got a Flame and have decided to use it as my primary phone and put away my Nexus 5. I’m running Firefox OS Nightly on it and so far have not run into any bugs so critical that I have needed to go back to Android. I have however […]
  • Until Next Year CLS!

    Benjamin Kerensa
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    This past week marked my second year helping out as a co-organizer of the Community Leadership Summit. This Community Leadership Summit was especially important because not only did we introduce a new Community Leadership Forum but we also introduced CLSx events and continued to introduce some new changes to our overall event format. Like previous […]
  • Mozilla at O’Reilly Open Source Convention

    Benjamin Kerensa
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:48 pm
    This past week marked my fourth year of attending O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). It was also my second year speaking at the convention. One new thing that happened this year was I co-led Mozilla’s presence during the convention from our booth to the social events and our social media campaign. Like each previous year, […]
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    Xmodulo

  • How to install and configure ownCloud on Debian

    Gabriel Cánepa
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    According to its official website, ownCloud gives you universal access to your files through a web interface or WebDAV. It also provides a platform to easily view, edit and sync your contacts, calendars and bookmarks across all your devices. Even though ownCloud is very similar to the widely-used Dropbox cloud storage, the primary difference is […]Continue reading... The post How to install and configure ownCloud on Debian appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to set up a secure FTP service with vsftpd on Linux
  • How to use on-screen virtual keyboard on Linux

    Dan Nanni
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    On-screen virtual keyboard is an alternative input method that can replace a real hardware keyboard. Virtual keyboard may be a necessity in various cases. For example, your hardware keyboard is just broken; you do not have enough keyboards for extra machines; your hardware does not have an available port left to connect a keyboard; you […]Continue reading... The post How to use on-screen virtual keyboard on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to disable touchpad on Debian or Ubuntu Desktop How to take a screenshot while desktop menu is open on Ubuntu How to enable Korean…
  • How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL

    Gabriel Cánepa
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    LAMP is a software stack composed of Linux (an operating system as a base layer), Apache (a web server that "sits on top" of the OS), MySQL (or MariaDB, as a relational database management system), and finally PHP (a server-side scripting language that is used to process and display information stored in the database). In […]Continue reading... The post How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install LAMP server on Ubuntu How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS…
  • How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux

    Sarmed Rahman
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A virtual private network (VPN) tunnel is used to securely interconnect two physically separate networks through a tunnel over the Internet. Tunneling is needed when the separate networks are private LAN subnets with globally non-routable private IP addresses, which are not reachable to each other via traditional routing over the Internet. For example, VPN tunnels […]Continue reading... The post How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to enable user authentication for a Postfix SMTP server with SASL How to set up…
  • Interesting facts about Linux

    Dan Nanni
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today, August, 25th, is the 23rd birthday of Linux. The modest Usenet post made by a 21 year old student at the University of Helsinki on August 25th, 1991, marks the birth of the venerable Linux as we know it today. Fast forward 23 years, and now Linux is everywhere, not only installed on end […]Continue reading... The post Interesting facts about Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to compile the Linux kernel on Debian or Ubuntu How to find which package a binary file belongs to on Debian/Ubuntu How to fix yum errors on CentOS, RHEL or Fedora How to upgrade the kernel…
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    blackMORE Ops

  • Find HorizSync VertRefresh rates to fix Linux display issue – Why my display is stuck at 640×480?

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

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

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

    blackMORE Ops
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... This guide shows how you can identify PCI Driver Chipset Information on Linux. Often users troll different forums and blogs to find out they can identify which driver their PCI or USB device is using. This guide applies to all possible scenarios. After reading and following this guide you will be able to identify the […] The post Identify PCI and USB Wired and Wireless Driver in Linux – Identify PCI Driver. Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, CentOS, Fedora & all Linux distro appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • How to find files containing specific text in Linux? Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, CentOS, Fedora and any Linux distro

    blackMORE Ops
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... Very often new users would dwell on Google trying to find the correct command to find files containing specific text. This is particularly important when you’re tying to follow a badly written guide of forum post that says something like replace 0 with 1 in this line which will fix PulseAudio configured for per-user sessions […] The post How to find files containing specific text in Linux? Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, CentOS, Fedora and any Linux distro appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
 
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    Linux Tutorials , CommandsLinux Tutorials , Commands

  • Install MPlayer (Multimedia software) in Ubuntu Linux

    Pradeep Kumar
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Mplayer(Movie Player) is a multimedia software in Unix-like system. With Mplayer we can easily play our audio and video files. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types. Special input URL types are available to read input from a variety of sources other than disk files. Some of the features of MPlayer are listed below : Multithreaded H264, MPEG-2 Decoder (ffmpeg-mt) DirectShow Demuxer and Decoder Fully compatible with CoreAVC Decoder PMP Demuxer for PSP media files Better compatibility with TS, TP, HDTV Skin and Windows Native Theme Can use…
  • CentOS 7 Installation Steps with Screenshots

    Pradeep Kumar
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    After the release of Redhat enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) , CentOS community has released its Latest Operating System named as CentOS 7. Some of the new features in CentOS 7 as compared with CentOS 6.X are listed below : CentOS 7 uses XFS as its default file system. OpenJDK-7 is the default JDK. initd has been replaced by systemd. New Linux Kernel 3.10.0, support for Linux Containers, and the inclusion of the Open VMware Tools and 3D graphics drivers out of the box. Change in the numbering Scheme, Official release is Centos 7.0-1406 , where as 7 Comes from RHEL 7 and 1406 shows release…
  • 20 Postfix Interview Questions & Answers

    Pradeep Kumar
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    Q:1 What is postfix and default port used for postfix ? Ans: Postfix is a open source MTA (Mail Transfer agent) which is used to route & deliver emails. Postfix is the alternate of widely used Sendmail MTA. Default port for postfix is 25.   Q:2 What is the difference between Postfix & Sendmail ? Ans:  Postfix uses a modular approach and is composed of multiple independent executables. Sendmail has a more monolithic design utilizing a single always running daemon.   Q:3 What is MTA and it’s role in mailing system ? Ans: MTA Stands for Mail Transfer Agent.MTA…
  • Disable reboot using Ctrl-Alt-Del Keys in RHEL / CentOS

    Pradeep Kumar
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    In Linux , It's a security concern for us  to allow anyone  to reboot the server using  Ctrl-Alt-Del keys. It is always recommended in production boxes that one should disable reboot uisng Ctrl-Alt-Del keys.   In this article we will discuss how can we disable reboot via above keys in RHEL & CentOS   For RHEL 5.X & CentOS 5.X To prevent the init process from handling Ctrl-Alt-Del, edit the file  '/etc/inittab' comment the line which begins with 'ca::ctrlaltdel:'  as shown below : [root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/inittab # Trap…
  • Postfix – Enable logging of email’s subject in maillog

    Pradeep Kumar
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    By default postfix only capture ‘From’ and ‘To’ details in the log file (/var/log/maillog). There are some scenarios where we want that email’s subject should be capture in the maillog. In this article we will discuss how to achieve this : We are assusming that postfix is already up and running and will make below changes.   Step:1 Edit ‘/etc/postfix/main.cf’ file & uncomment below line: #header_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/header_checks   Step:2 Append the below line in ‘/etc/postfix/header_checks’…
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    Hexblot's Abode | A Linux Drupal journey in the land of Windows Active Directory

  • XDebug your IDE

    nand
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    With most languages, when you develop you get the (wonderfully helpful) option of setting breakpoints, stepping through your code, adding watches and inspecting the overall state at any specific point in time. PHP differs in that, being a scripted language hosted in another process (eg Apache) it normally doesn't offer that. Here's how to enable your IDE to do get all the nifty features. For starters, in case I wasn't clear before - you really need an IDE for PHP for the following; and once you start delving into more complex code you really cannot work without one. I'm currently using…
  • Managing Windows server DNS records from Linux commandline

    nand
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    I've been in the process of automating the creation of Apache VirtualHosts from the command line for some time now. What always annoyed me, was that after the vHost was generated, I had to manually add the DNS entry on our Windows server. Well…. No more! After some talking with our IT guys, they told me of the (windows) command line tool for managing DNS entries ( dnscmd ), which lead me on a search for an equivalent Linux tool. I was happy enough to dig up the nsupdate tool, and after even more digging up, to find how to properly use it. The thing that amazed me the most was that it was…
  • CentOS 7, Active Directory and Samba

    nand
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    After playing around with CentOS 7, I was amazed at how simple things that are traditionally annoying as heck are - if you get the config right, of course. One of these is getting a Linux share viewable on Windows clients, with Active Directory authentication and authorization, which I'm going to describe in this post. I'm not going to assume anything other than a vanilla installation of CentOS 7 - so we'll be joining the domain first. If you Google around, you'll find tons of articles, with tons of configuration to do... thankfully that's all in the past now. What you'll need to follow this…
  • CentOS 7 server installation

    nand
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    CentOS 7 is out, and it brings some much needed features for web developers! For starters, MySQL is replaced by MariaDB (much better performance for InnoDB, and a better client), and PHP is 5.4 out of the box. In addition, multitudes of tweaks have been made to the system, making it more responsive. The following is a guide (with screenshots) for installing a basic LAMP stack with the new OS, on an empty machine (in this case, a virtual machine), using the NetInstall image (Minimal is not yet available, but being worked on). Getting the image First off, grab a copy of the image either via…
  • Why is my system CPU so high?

    nand
    6 Mar 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Had some performance issues with a client, recently. The server is an absolute beast, and should be able to easily handle the single website hosted on it. Alas, pages took forever to load (D7). A simple top showed that load was at about 60, and CPU utilization was at 10% for user and ... 95% for system. Wait what? There are two things that are odd here. The first is, that even though the normal culprit for high system CPU usage ( the I/O ) was low ( checked using iostat ), most of the CPU went into kernel tasks. I used strace to look into a process and find out what the reason for that delay…
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