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  • Broken Lollipop: 5 things that need to be fixed ASAP with Android 5.0

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    JR Raphael
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop release has lots of good things going for it -- but like many major OS releases at their start, the software also has its share of sigh-inducing quirks and glitches.
  • Calibre Gets a New Tool to Better Edit eBooks

    Softpedia News > Linux
    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software has been upgraded to version 2.17 and is now available for download. The developer has only implemented a couple of new features, but it's really worth the update if you are using this application to edit eBooks. Calibre is mostly used as a converter or reader, but it's also capable of editing eBooks. This functionality was added only recently and it's been upgraded constantly. Almost all the versions since then had improvement... (read more)
  • The most obvious user for Linux isn't who you think

    Linuxtoday.com
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    TechRepublic: The ideal candidate is the average user.
  • 8 Free Online Tech Courses

    Prakash Advani's Blog
    Prakash
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:12 am
    From Introduction to Linux to Web development, CIO magazine covers 8 online courses which are completely free. Read More: http://www.cio.com/article/2847396/it-skills/8-free-online-courses-to-grow-your-tech-skills.html Related posts: LinkedIn: Top 4 cities with tech skills are in India Top cities with Tech Skills are: Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and... Demand for Linux Skills Rises with Cloud Computing Demand for people with Linux skills is increasing, a trend... ‘Outernet’ Project Seeks Free Internet Access For Earth Outernet will provide Free WiFi, across the globe. Will be...
  • Microsoft is ready to be loved again

    OSNews
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:06 pm
    "We have bigger hopes, higher aspirations for Windows," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, standing on a stage above a secret room filled with crazy holographic technology. "We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving Windows. That is our bold goal." He's right: love is a problem that Microsoft needs to solve. I use Windows because out of the options, it's the one that bugs me the least. Now, I have a tendency to dislike all software - it's crazy how many faults and problems we accept in software - so it's unlikely they'll ever get me to 'love'…
 
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  • Broken Lollipop: 5 things that need to be fixed ASAP with Android 5.0

    JR Raphael
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop release has lots of good things going for it -- but like many major OS releases at their start, the software also has its share of sigh-inducing quirks and glitches.
  • Attic – Deduplicating backup program

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Attic is a deduplicating backup program written in Python. The main goal of Attic is to provide an efficient and secure way to backup data. The data deduplication technique used makes Attic suitable for daily backups since only the changes are stored.
  • Dying Light Action Survival Game Coming to Steam January 27

    Craciun Dan
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Dying Light, a modern first-person survival horror game set in a world hit by plague, is now available for pre-purchase on Steam and will be available for download on January 27.
  • Netrunner 14.1 Screenshot Tour

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    This is the release announcement of Netrunner 14.1 Main edition 'Frontier'. The '14.1' indicates an updated and polished release of Netrunner 14 LTS on the same underlying base. Since 14.1 is using the same 'Trusty' base as Netrunner 14, there is no need for users of 14 to migrate; simply updating from the shared backports ppa of the Frontier release cycle should give the same result, while keeping customizations in place. So 14.1 is a fresh starting point for new users who want to install an up-to-date KDE 4-based system from the ISO image. This is the first time we are working on both…
  • Google makes it easier to run Linux on a Chromebook via a USB drive…sort of…

    Jim Lynch
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    I wrote a post recently about how Chromebooks were hurting Microsoft, and now Google has made Chromebooks potentially even more appealing by theoretically making it easier for you to run Linux on them. Developer mode in Chrome OS now offers the option of booting from USB, so it might be possible to boot a Linux distro off a USB drive and run it it on your Chromebook.
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  • Consider the Redirect

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

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

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    23 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Going through some photos, I was able to revisit some of the more memorable moments of my trip to Japan earlier this year. For example, the time I visited Genkai Quasi National Park a beautiful spot in Fukuoka that had a strong resemblance to, but may not actually have been, a national park. There was the time that I saw a “Saw a curry fault bread.” And a shrine one could pray at in a barcalounger. There was the also the fact that we had record snowfall while in Tokyo which left the cities drainage system in a rather unhappy state.
  • Another Round of Community Data Science Workshops in Seattle

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Pictures from the CDSW sessions in Spring 2014 I am helping coordinate three and a half day-long workshops in November for anyone interested in learning how to use programming and data science tools to ask and answer questions about online communities like Wikipedia, free and open source software, Twitter, civic media, etc. This will be a new and improved version of the workshops run successfully earlier this year. The workshops are for people with no previous programming experience and will be free of charge and open to anyone. Our goal is that, after the three workshops, participants will…
  • Community Data Science Workshops Post-Mortem

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Earlier this year, I helped plan and run the Community Data Science Workshops: a series of three (and a half) day-long workshops designed to help people learn basic programming and tools for data science tools in order to ask and answer questions about online communities like Wikipedia and Twitter. You can read our initial announcement for more about the vision. The workshops were organized by myself, Jonathan Morgan from the Wikimedia Foundation, long-time Software Carpentry teacher Tommy Guy, and a group of 15 volunteer “mentors” who taught project-based afternoon sessions and worked…
 
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  • 10 Tips for C and C++ Performance Improvement Code Optimization

    Koscica Dusko
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    When you start writing your code in C, C++ or any other programming language, your first objective might be to write a program that works. After you accomplished that, the following are few things you should consider to enhance your program. Security of the program Memory consumption Speed of the program (Performance Improvement) This article […] Read More: 10 Tips for C and C++ Performance Improvement Code OptimizationPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Fix DELL PowerEdge W1228 Raid Controller Battery Capacity

    Ramesh Natarajan
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Question: On my DELL PowerEdge server, in the front panel, I see this error message: W1228 Raid controller battery capacity <24hr error message. But, everything seems to be working fine on the server. What should I do to fix this issue? Is this something I should be worried about? Answer: In most situations, the solution […] Read More: How to Fix DELL PowerEdge W1228 Raid Controller Battery Capacity Purchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • 12 CUPS lpadmin Command Examples to Setup Printers on Linux

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    CUPS stands for Common UNIX Printing System. lpadmin is a command line tool used to configure printer and class queues provided by CUPS. A system running CUPS is a host that can accept print jobs from client computers, process them, and send them to the appropriate printer. It can also be used to set the […] Read More: 12 CUPS lpadmin Command Examples to Setup Printers on LinuxPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • Upcoming Event: Two Days of Linux Sysadmin Workshop in Los Angeles

    Ramesh Natarajan
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The 1st live hands-on Linux sysadmin workshop for this year is here. This time, it will be in Los Angeles. This is two days of hands-on training, where all the participants will work on several well structured lab exercises on a Linux system. This workshop is for newbies or intermediate users of Linux who would […] Read More: Upcoming Event: Two Days of Linux Sysadmin Workshop in Los AngelesPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Configure VMware vSwitch from ESX / ESXi Command Line

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    In both VMware ESX and ESXi host, vSwitches can be configured either from the GUI or from the command line. vSwitch is also known as vSphere standard switch. The CLI configuration are very helpful when you are installing multiple ESX servers and planning to script the vSwitch configuration. This article explains how to configure vSwitch […] Read More: How to Configure VMware vSwitch from ESX / ESXi Command LinePurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
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  • Bridging Marketing and Community

    jono
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    In the last five years we have seen tremendous growth in community management. Organizations large and small are striving to build strong, empowered communities that contribute to and support their work. These efforts are focused on a new form of engagement, one that builds engaged communities that are part of the fabric that achieves success. This growth in community management has been disruptive. Engineering, governance, and other areas have been turned upside down with this new art and science. This disruption has been positive though, producing new cultures and relationships and a new…
  • Your new Community Manager Hire: 5 Areas to Focus on

    jono
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    So, you have just hired that new community manager into your organization. Their remit is simple: build a community that wraps around your product/technology/service. You have an idea of what success looks like, but you are also not entirely sure exactly what this new hire will be doing at a tactical level. Lots of people are in this position. Here are five things you should focus on to help ensure they are successful. 1. Think carefully about the reporting line When a new community manager joins a company the question is where they report. In many cases they report into Marketing, in some…
  • Discourse: Saving forums from themselves

    jono
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Many of us are familiar with discussion forums: webpages filled with chronologically ordered messages, each with a little avatar and varying degrees of cruft surrounding the content. Forums are a common choice for community leaders and prove to be popular, largely due to their simplicity. The largest forum in the world, Gaia Online, an Anime community, has 27 million users and over 2,200,000,000 posts. They are not alone: it is common for forums to have millions of posts and hundreds of thousands of users. So, they are a handy tool in the armory of the community leader. The thing is, I…
  • Announcing the Community Leadership Summit 2015!

    jono
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    I am delighted to announce the Community Leadership Summit 2015, now in it’s seventh year! This year it takes place on the 18th and 19th July 2015, the weekend before OSCON at the Oregon Convention Center. Thanks again to O’Reilly for providing the venue. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the CLS, it is an entirely free event designed to bring together community leaders and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. The event provides an unconference-style schedule in which attendees can discuss, debate and…
  • Bad Voltage and Ubuntu

    jono
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:18 pm
    I know many of my readers here are Ubuntu fans and I wanted to let you know of something neat. For just over a year now I have been doing a podcast with Stuart Langridge, Bryan Lunduke, and Jeremy Garcia. It is a fun, loose, but informative show about Open Source and technology. It is called Bad Voltage. Anyway, in the show that was released today, we did an interview with Michael Hall, a community manager over at Canonical (and who used to work for me when I was there). It is a fun and interesting interview about Ubuntu and phones, release dates, and even sets a challenge to convince Lunduke…
 
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  • Akademy 2015 - A Coruña, Spain - 25-31 July

    chavaone
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    For more than 1800 years, the Tower of Hercules has guided ships sailing near A Coruña. Soon it will beckon KDE users and contributors, when Akademy—the annual KDE community meeting—is held in A Coruña (Galicia, Spain) 25–31 July. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of attendees from the global KDE Community to discuss and plan the future of the Community and its technology. Many participants from the broad free and open source software community, local organizations and software companies will also attend. Free software user group GPUL is the local team What is the local…
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 16th November 2014

    mrybczyn
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:44 am
    In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Gwenview gains "Recent Files" option Cantor sees multiple backends (R, Lua, KAlgebra/analitza, Maxima, Qalculate) and KLetters ported to Qt5/KF5 Refactoring in of the custom defines and includes plugins in KDevelop: the compiler provider is a library now Skrooge adds new advice detecting scheduled operations having date not aligned with the last inserted operation Heavy development including introducting a base class Resource; also bugfixes. Read the rest of the Digest here. Dot Categories: Developer
  • Plasma 5.2 Beta out for Testing

    jriddell
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Today KDE releases a beta for Plasma 5.2. This release adds a number of new components and improves the existing desktop. We welcome all testers to find and help fix the bugs before our stable release in two weeks' time. New Components KScreen dual monitor setup This release of Plasma comes with some new components to make your desktop even more complete: BlueDevil: a range of desktop components to manage Bluetooth devices. It'll set up your mouse, keyboard, send & receive files and you can browse for devices. KSSHAskPass: if you access computers with ssh keys but those keys have…
  • KDE Applications 14.12 - New Features, Frameworks Ports

    unormal
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Today KDE released KDE Applications 14.12, delivering new features and bug fixes to more than a hundred applications. Most of these applications are based on KDE Development Platform 4 but the first applications have been ported to KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks is a set of modularized libraries providing additional functionality for Qt5, the latest version of the popular Qt cross-platform application framework. KDE app dragons This release marks the beginning of a new style of releases replacing the threesome of KDE Workspaces, Platform and Applications in the 4 series which ended with the…
  • Plasma 5.1.2 Bugfix Release

    jriddell
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:43 am
    Plasma 5.1.2 is the December output from our desktop team. It's a bugfix release which adds several dozen fixes and the latest translations. Some highlights include: The Breeze icons licence has been clarified as LGPL 3+. The remaining battery time in PowerDevil now updates correctly. VirtualBox shell resizing fixed. The free space notifier icon hides correctly when space becomes available again. Dr Konqi updated for future proofing. This is the final update to Plasma 5 for this year, we'll see you again next year with a new feature release at the end of January.
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  • Linus Torvalds diversity gaffe brings out the best (and worst) of the open source world

    23 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    It all started at the Linux.conf.au Conference, when Nebula developer (and former colleague) Matthew Garrett kicked off a post-keynote Q&A session with Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds by asking about his often-abrasive, super-aggressive tone on official mailing lists. "I'm not a nice person, and I don't care about you. I care about the technology and the kernel—that's what's important to me," went his response (in part), per the Ars Technica report. He also dismissed talk of diversity as "just details and not really important."To read this article in full or to leave a comment,…
  • Drug-delivery drones are more common than you'd think

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Today, a sure-fire viral news story broke about a drone that crashed in a parking lot near the U.S.-Mexico border while carrying more than six pounds of methamphetamine. These efforts have been spotted before, however, enough times to suggest that drug smugglers have become quite the drone hobbyists themselves.In November 2013, the Ottawa Sun reported that the prison in Hull, Quebec, increased security after a small drone was spotted flying near the prison walls. The drone was never caught, so it was never determined whether it was carrying any contraband, but the prison staff seemed to have…
  • What the heck are Ubuntu Unity's Scopes?

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:43 am
    I've had a rather tumultuous history with Ubuntu. For a few years, it was my primary system – I shouted praises of its glory from my rooftop. But, somehow, between then and now… things changed.And by "things changed," I mean "Canonical introduced the Unity user interface."Unity isn't terrible, mind you. I simply don't like it very much. And part of that, I assume, is that I haven't been able to fully understand the intricacies of how Canonical wants me to use my computer (or my phone).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Brocade offering free SDN for one year

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Brocade this week said it is shipping its SDN controller and offering it free for one year.Brocade’s Vyatta Controller was announced last September. It is based on the OpenDaylight open source “Helium” release.+ MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: Why SDN All-Stars are heading to Brocade +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • What’s new in SUSE LINUX 12?

    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    SUSE Linux 12 Image by ShutterstockIt’s been more than five years since SUSE delivered its last full release, and a lot has happened to the company during that time. In our testing we find that SUSE Linux 12 has been worth the wait. SUSE 12 is a broad set of Linux distributions ranging from desktop through enterprise level. We tested several instances and found them quite ready for enterprise use. All in all, SUSE 12 is a worthy competitor to Red Hat and Ubuntu in the enterprise Linux market. (See our full review.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 beta available on IBM Power Platform

    John Grogan
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    Two open source titans put their rings together and joined forces to announce that Red Hat Enterprise Linux v7.1 beta is now available on the IBM Power Development platform. Last month Red Hat announced that v7.i beta supported IBM Power Systems based on little endian mode. more>>
  • Designing with Linux

    Joey Bernard
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    3-D printers are becoming popular tools, dropping in price and becoming available to almost everyone. They can be used to build parts that you can use around the house, but more and more, they also are being used to create instruments for scientific work. more>>
  • Wondershaper—QOS in a Pinch

    Shawn Powers
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    In past articles, I've discussed my BirdCam setup and how it automatically archives video footage from my bird feeders to YouTube every night. That's a really cool process, but unfortunately, it saturates my upstream bandwidth in the evening. more>>
  • Ideal Backups with zbackup

    David Barton
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:28 am
    Data is growing both in volume and importance. As time goes on, the amount of data that we need to store is growing, and the data itself is becoming more and more critical for organizations. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to back up and restore this information quickly and reliably. Using cloud-based systems spreads out the data over many servers and locations. more>>
  • Non-Linux FOSS: Animation Made Easy

    Shawn Powers
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    If you've ever wanted to make an animated film, the learning curve for such software often is really steep. Thankfully, the Pencil program was released and although basic, it provided a fairly simple way to create animations on your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with open-source tools. Unfortunately, the Pencil program was abandoned. more>>
 
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  • Windows 10 is the final nail in the coffin for the Linux desktop

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    For years now, we Linux fans -- yes, myself included -- have been dreaming of the fabled "Year of the Linux Desktop". What does that mean? To have Linux-based operating systems snag a bigger piece of the desktop pie, if not a majority.
  • Witcher 2 Prompting Linux Kernel Patch

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Softpedia has word that Linus Torvalds plans to address problems running Witcher 2 under Linux with a kernel patch for the operating system, explaining that it fits his development philosophy to not force developers to work around kernel issuers. Here's his explanation of why the operating system needs a patch to support a proper port of CD Projekt RED's RPG sequel, which currently runs under a wrapper of sorts: "It looks like LDT_empty is buggy on 64-bit kernels.
  • Ask Slashdot: GPU of Choice For OpenCL On Linux?

    25 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    Bram Stolk writes So, I am running GNU/Linux on a modern Haswell CPU, with an old Radeon HD5xxx from 2009. I'm pretty happy with the open source Gallium driver for 3D acceleration.
  • prompt_toolkit 0.28

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Looking for ptpython, the Python REPL? ************************************** Are you looking for the interactive Python Shell? We moved the ``ptpython`` source code in a separate repository This way we are sure not to pollute the ``prompt_toolkit`` library with any ``ptpython`` specific stuff and ``ptpython`` can be developed independently. You will now have to install it through:: pip install ptpython `Go to ptpython... `_ ..
  • Difference between revisions of "Wine"

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    Warning: some GNU/Linux distributions recommend installing the non-free Microsoft fonts when installing Wine through a package manager.
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  • Zenwalk Linux - A Walk on the Quirky Side

    Jack M. Germain
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    The developmental path and sketchy developer website may cast an unfavorable impression about Zenwalk's trustworthiness as a serious computing platform. The ho-hum impression when first running the live edition does little to encourage users to take this Linux OS for a stroll. Zenwalk Linux becomes a bit more impressive once you get beyond the awkward first-time experience, but it comes with a number of problems that might be prohibitive for a new user looking for an all-purpose Linux OS.
  • Acer Designs Chromebooks for Students' Rough Handling

    Jack M. Germain
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Acer on Wednesday announced two new ruggedized Chromebooks geared for classroom use. Both will go on sale in February. The Acer Chromebook C910 and C740 have a durable design built around reinforced covers and hinges. The new models support multiple user sign-ons and offline file access. Security features include a Kensington lock to secure the laptop to a wireless cart or lab station. A Web-based management console allows remote management of apps and policies across all Chromebooks in a school network.
  • Ubuntu Aims to Make the IoT Snappy

    Richard Adhikari
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Canonical on Tuesday unveiled Snappy Ubuntu Core, a new rendition of Ubuntu targeting the Internet of Things. Snappy Ubuntu Core offers a minimal server image with the same libraries as "traditional" Ubuntu, if we can call it that, but Snappy apps and Ubuntu Core can be upgraded automatically and rolled back if necessary. This so-called transactional or image-based systems management approach is ideal for deployments that require predictability and reliability, according to Canonical.
  • From the Blogosphere With Love: A FOSSy Farewell

    Katherine Noyes
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    The past week has afforded plenty of fodder for conversation here in the Linux blogosphere: the MintBox Mini; the Steam for Linux file-deletion bug; and the latest in the Systemd saga, for example. However, this week seems like a good time to revisit some classic gems from days gone by. As chance would have it, several favorites focus on a theme that's particularly relevant round about this time of year. Can you guess? That's right -- it's the oh, so sweet spot that can be found at the intersection of Linux and Love.
  • Adobe Opens Lightroom's Door to Android

    Jack M. Germain
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Adobe last week released an Android mobile app as a companion to its Lightroom desktop application and cloud service. Lightroom is a photo processor and image organizer developed by Adobe Systems for Windows and OS X. It is not available for the Linux desktop. Adobe released a mobile app for iOS last year. The new app will include all of the functionality of the iOS mobile app -- but refined to take advantage of the Android platform, according to Shared Mangalick, senior product manager for photography at Adobe.
 
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  • Ubuntu's Mir Gains Server-Side Platform Probing

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The latest big feature landing in Ubuntu's Mir display server by Canonical is server-side platform probing support, which landed just before the weekend...
  • Broadwell Linux Ultrabook Running MUCH Cooler Than Haswell

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    Aside from the performance benefits of Broadwell, particularly in having greater graphics capabilities, laptops and ultrabook designs are much more power efficient than former Haswell products. Here's some quick tests I did today comparing the Broadwell-based Core i7 ThinkPad X1 Carbon to my former Haswell-based Core i7 ASUS Zenbook ultrabook...
  • LZHAM 1.0 Lossless Data Compression Codec Released

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:40 am
    Version 1.0 of LZHAM has been released, the lossless data compression codec spearheaded by Rich Geldreich, the former Valve developer involved in their Linux and OpenGL activities...
  • LibreOffice 4.4 Is Coming Soon With New Features

    25 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    The release plan puts the LibreOffice 4.4.0 as being just days away, but what features are in store for this open-source office suite? Let's take a brief look...
  • Linux Compiler Benchmarks Of LLVM Clang 3.5 vs. LLVM Clang 3.6-rc1

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:04 am
    The release of LLVM 3.6 is expected next month as a significant step forward to this innovative compiler infrastructure. For those curious how its performance is shaping up, I've carried out some fresh LLVM Clang 3.5 vs. LLVM Clang 3.6-rc1 benchmarks this weekend.
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  • Thousands of U.S. gas stations exposed to Internet attacks

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:56 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Over 5,000 devices used by gas stations in the U.S. to monitor their fuel tank levels can be manipulated from the Internet by malicious attackers.
  • Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Connection to Stratfor Hack

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Barrett Brown, who became a cause célèbre after he was charged with crimes related to the 2011 Stratfor hack, will not go free as his supporters hoped. He was sentenced today in Texas to five years and three months in prison.
  • Memory Corruption Bugs Found in VLC Media Player

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:14 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: There are two memory corruption vulnerabilities in some versions of the VLC open-source media player that can allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on vulnerable machines.
  • Wireless device in two million cars wide open to hacking

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:08 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: An electronic dongle used to connect to the onboard diagnostic systems of more than two million cars and trucks contains few defenses against hacking, an omission that makes them vulnerable to wireless attacks that take control of a vehicle, according to published reports.
  • Backdoor in a Public RSA Key

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:07 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Hello, %username%! When I saw how it works, say that I was shocked is to say nothing. It's a pretty simple trick, but after reading this article, you will never look at the RSA as before. This is not a way to hijack RSA, but something that will make your paranoia greatly swell.
 
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  • JARVYS, Set It and Forget It Linux Backups

    devnet
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    Wouldn’t it be great if there was a cloud based file backup system that put Linux FIRST?  One that made it so we didn’t have to use FUSE?  One that didn’t put out a Windows client first and the Linux client was an afterthought?  One that you could get installed and configured quickly and easily which would allow you to ‘set it and forget it’?  Me too! Until a few weeks ago…I wasn’t sure something like that existed.  Then I was approached by the founders of JARVYS, a backup software solution that does just that.  I had a chance to interview Cade…
  • How To Patch The Debian 6 Squeeze Shellshock Bug

    devnet
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    I run a few webservers at work that are internal facing only (intranet) that run Debian 6 Squeeze.  I’ve been monitoring the Shellshock exploit since it was discovered a few weeks ago and have been looking for a way to get those few systems patched…despite them existing only internally.  Patches for Squeeze-lts (long term release) were released quickly and then just a last week, another patch was put into play as well.  I decided to go ahead and patch these internal systems and since I couldn’t find much out there for blog posts on how to do it…I decided to share…
  • Netrunner – The Best Distro You’ve Barely Heard Of

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

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

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

    jono
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    In the last five years we have seen tremendous growth in community management. Organizations large and small are striving to build strong, empowered communities that contribute to and support their work. These efforts are focused on a new form of engagement, one that builds engaged communities that are part of the fabric that achieves success. This growth in community management has been disruptive. Engineering, governance, and other areas have been turned upside down with this new art and science. This disruption has been positive though, producing new cultures and relationships and a new…
  • Your new Community Manager Hire: 5 Areas to Focus on

    jono
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    So, you have just hired that new community manager into your organization. Their remit is simple: build a community that wraps around your product/technology/service. You have an idea of what success looks like, but you are also not entirely sure exactly what this new hire will be doing at a tactical level. Lots of people are in this position. Here are five things you should focus on to help ensure they are successful. 1. Think carefully about the reporting line When a new community manager joins a company the question is where they report. In many cases they report into Marketing, in some…
  • Discourse: Saving forums from themselves

    jono
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Many of us are familiar with discussion forums: webpages filled with chronologically ordered messages, each with a little avatar and varying degrees of cruft surrounding the content. Forums are a common choice for community leaders and prove to be popular, largely due to their simplicity. The largest forum in the world, Gaia Online, an Anime community, has 27 million users and over 2,200,000,000 posts. They are not alone: it is common for forums to have millions of posts and hundreds of thousands of users. So, they are a handy tool in the armory of the community leader. The thing is, I…
  • Announcing the Community Leadership Summit 2015!

    jono
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    I am delighted to announce the Community Leadership Summit 2015, now in it’s seventh year! This year it takes place on the 18th and 19th July 2015, the weekend before OSCON at the Oregon Convention Center. Thanks again to O’Reilly for providing the venue. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the CLS, it is an entirely free event designed to bring together community leaders and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. The event provides an unconference-style schedule in which attendees can discuss, debate and…
  • Bad Voltage and Ubuntu

    jono
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:18 pm
    I know many of my readers here are Ubuntu fans and I wanted to let you know of something neat. For just over a year now I have been doing a podcast with Stuart Langridge, Bryan Lunduke, and Jeremy Garcia. It is a fun, loose, but informative show about Open Source and technology. It is called Bad Voltage. Anyway, in the show that was released today, we did an interview with Michael Hall, a community manager over at Canonical (and who used to work for me when I was there). It is a fun and interesting interview about Ubuntu and phones, release dates, and even sets a challenge to convince Lunduke…
 
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  • Links for 2015-01-25

    dailylinks
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Swiss Authorities Arrest Bot for Buying Drugs and Fake Passport A bot created by a group of artists spent the last few months selecting items at random from a Silk Road-style darknet marketplace, buying them with Bitcoin, and having them shipped to a gallery in Switzerland. After the it bought some ecstasy pills and a counterfeit passport, we asked: How will authorities deal with the complex legal and moral issue of a piece of artificial intelligence breaking the law? It turns out, the answer was simple: just arrest the computer. (tags: drugs darknet bitcoin ecstasy art bots law-enforcement…
  • Links for 2015-01-24

    dailylinks
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:58 pm
    How to Catch a Terrorist – The New Yorker This is spot on — By flooding the system with false positives, big-data approaches to counterterrorism might actually make it harder to identify real terrorists before they act. Two years before the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers alleged to have committed the attack, was assessed by the city’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. They determined that he was not a threat. This was one of about a thousand assessments that the Boston J.T.T.F. conducted that year, a number that had nearly doubled in the…
  • Links for 2015-01-23

    dailylinks
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:58 pm
    “I have secrets”: Ross Ulbricht’s private journal shows Silk Road’s birth | Ars Technica Ross Ulbricht is so screwed if this evidence stands up, and it sounds like it will (tags: darknet silk-road ross-ulbricht dread-pirate-roberts fbi bitcoin)
  • Links for 2015-01-20

    dailylinks
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Foreign Founders Should Look Beyond Silicon Valley | TechCrunch ‘Reasons abound for international entrepreneurs and top technical talent to stay away from Silicon Valley and build their startup somewhere else.’ Strongly agreed. This factoid is particularly nuts: ‘As Balaji Srinivasan of a16z has observed, roughly 50%+ of the capital allocated for early stage tech investments is actually flowing into Bay Area real estate, directly through office rentals and indirectly via home rentals as a primary driver of skyrocketing salaries.’ (tags: salary bay-area silicon-valley…
  • Links for 2015-01-19

    dailylinks
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:58 pm
    carbon-c-relay A much better carbon-relay, written in C rather than Python. Linking as we’ve been using it in production for quite a while with no problems. The main reason to build a replacement is performance and configurability. Carbon is single threaded, and sending metrics to multiple consistent-hash clusters requires chaining of relays. This project provides a multithreaded relay which can address multiple targets and clusters for each and every metric based on pattern matches. (tags: graphite carbon c python ops metrics) Surveillance of social media not way to fight terrorism –…
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    Software

  • Linus Torvalds to Patch the Kernel for a Witcher 2 Problem

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Linus Torvalds is not known to interfere with other projects than the Linux kernel and it must be something really special to get him involved. Well, it looks like the Linux port of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings proved to be interesting enough. There has been quite a debate... Linus Torvalds is not known to interfere with other projects than the Linux kernel and it must be something really special to get him involved. Well, it looks like the Linux port of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings proved to be interesting enough. There has been quite a debate around The Witcher 2: Assassins of…
  • Dying Light Is an FPS Zombie Survival Game and It Might Get a Linux Release

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    Dying Light is a new FPS from Techland and it's all about surviving the night during a zombie apocalypse. This is a studio specialized in this kind of games, and it looks that they might also be interested in the Linux platform. Gamers might remember that the same team of... Dying Light is a new FPS from Techland and it's all about surviving the night during a zombie apocalypse. This is a studio specialized in this kind of games, and it looks that they might also be interested in the Linux platform. Gamers might remember that the same team of developers also made the Dead Island series, and…
  • Red Hat: Security Makes Paying for Open Source Software Worth It

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In the wake of Heartbleed, Shellshock and other security and data privacy fiascos, Red Hat is emphasizing the value of its subscription software support for open source platforms, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  In the wake of Heartbleed, Shellshock and other security and data privacy fiascos, Red Hat is emphasizing the value of its subscription software support for open source platforms, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Read more at The VAR Guy.
  • Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 Is the Most Exciting Release in a Long Time – Screenshot Tour

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:16 am
    Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the KDE desktop environment, is now available for download and testing. The developers have made quite a few substantial improvements, including to the Plasma desktop. The second batch of testing images for Kubuntu 15.04 is out and... Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the KDE desktop environment, is now available for download and testing. The developers have made quite a few substantial improvements, including to the Plasma desktop. The second batch of testing images for…
  • A Look at Pentoo Linux and Its Security Analysis Tools

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Pentoo 2015 RC 3.7 provides updated tools and features, including the ability to verify that the distribution files have not been corrupted. Pentoo 2015 RC 3.7 provides updated tools and features, including the ability to verify that the distribution files have not been corrupted. Read more at eWeek
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  • New open source dependency manager on the scene (Opensource.com)

    n8willis
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    At Opensource.com, Jordi Mon introduces the biicode project, an open-source dependency-management system for C and C++ applications that is akin to Ruby Gems or the Python Package Index. It is a challenging goal, he says, "because there are approximately 4 million C/C++ developers, and both languages represent up to almost 20% of the world's code." The project was started as a proprietary service, and only recently transitioned into an open-source project.
  • Friday's security updates

    n8willis
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    CentOS has updated jasper (C6: multiple vulnerabilities). openSUSE has updated dbus-1 (13.1, 13.2: multiple vulnerabilities), elfutils (13.1, 13.2: directory traversal), flash-player (13.1, 13.2: memory randomization circumvention), otrs (13.1, 13.2: authentication bypass), roundcubemail (13.2: cross-site request forgery), strongswan (13.1, 13.2: denial of service), and wireshark (13.1, 13.2: multiple vulnerabilities). Oracle has updated jasper (O6; O7: multiple vulnerabilities). Red Hat has updated jasper (RHEL6,7: multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.7.0-oracle (multiple vulnerabilities), and…
  • A two-part series on LXC networking (Flockport Labs)

    jake
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Flockport Labs has a two-part "LXC networking superguide" that covers a bunch of LXC networking concepts, as well as practical ideas on connecting containers (Part1 and Part 2). Part 1 starts with an introduction to LXC networking, then moves into extending layer 2 to remote hosts using a layer 3 tunnel. Part 2 looks at using LXC containers as routers. "We are going to create a bridge on 2 remote hosts over their public IPs and connect the bridges with Ethernet over GRE or L2tpv3 so containers connecting to these bridges are on the same layer 2 network. We will first show you how to do this…
  • Thursday's security advisories

    jake
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Fedora has updated binutils (F21: two vulnerabilities), cross-binutils (F21; F20: multiple vulnerabilities), exiv2 (F21: denial of service), libsndfile (F21: code execution), and python-pillow (F21: denial of service). Mageia has updated freeciv (code execution). Oracle has updated java-1.7.0-openjdk (OL5: multiple vulnerabilities). Red Hat has updated java-1.7.0-openjdk (RHEL6&7; RHEL5: multiple vulnerabilities), java-1.8.0-openjdk (RHEL6: multiple vulnerabilities), kernel (RHEL6.5: multiple vulnerabilities), and openssl (RHEL6&7: multiple vulnerabilities).
  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for January 22, 2015

    corbet
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:40 pm
    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for January 22, 2015 is available.
 
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    Robert Love · Blog

  • Everything you Need to Know about HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP)

    Robert Love
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Key pinning comprises the most practical hope for TLS security over the next few years, making targeted Certificate Authority-based attacks much riskier. While we wait for new systems built on top of key pinning, HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP) allows website operators to perform opportunistic key pinning, today.Chain of TrustIdentity, not encryption, is the most important component of a cryptographic protocol: The best encryption in the world is worthless if you aren't speaking to whom you intend. SSL/TLS verifies identity through a chain of trust represented by a series of X.509 public key…
  • The End-of-Life of Windows XP and SSL/TLS Configurations

    Robert Love
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    This is a followup to my previous post, Strong SSL/TLS Cryptography in Apache and Nginx. Perhaps hard to tell given how many users remain, but Windows XP reached its end of life on 8 April 2014. This means no more support, updates, or bug fixes—not even of critical security flaws. Windows XP use has been dwindling, but its end-of-life provides an excellent opportunity to consider removing support for it from your applications and websites.Dropping Windows XP support provides particularly interesting results for SSL/TLS configurations, as most of the compromises one makes in their provided…
  • Strong SSL/TLS Cryptography in Apache and Nginx

    Robert Love
    2 Dec 2013 | 3:00 am
    I recently moved my homepage, Robert Love, from HTTP to HTTPS. My goal was to configure the server with strong cryptography while making less compromises for compatibility and against security than many of the "best practice" configurations others provide. I thought I'd share the result. Notably, I recommend a cipher suite ordering that enables Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) with AES-GCM, disables broken ciphers, neutralizes known attacks, and still works on nearly every browser. I provide configuration for both Apache and Nginx. Many feel encryption is the raison d'être of HTTPS, but I argue…
  • Slow-Braised Carnitas

    Robert Love
    19 Nov 2013 | 8:00 am
    I used to have a bunch of recipes up online. But writing recipes is no fun; it is difficult to capture the beauty of a dish with a bunch of steps. Moreover, using recipes isn't how I cook. I want to understand the flavors of a dish and then execute it in my own way, in my own hands. So the recipes went away. But one of the most popular—and one of my personal favorites—was a recipe for the Mexican pork dish carnitas. It was a fun, relatively easy recipe, not traditional in approach but fairly traditional (and really delicious) in output. Folks keep asking for it. So here it is, in hopes I…
  • Linux System Programming, 2ed

    Robert Love
    21 May 2013 | 9:00 am
    I'm pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Linux System Programming, my guide to system programming on Linux. I updated the entire book to reflect new interfaces and behavior in the latest versions of the Linux kernel, glibc, and gcc—3.9, 2.17, and 4.8, respectively—as well as giving the text a universal overhaul with even more examples and interesting anecdotes.What I am most excited about, however, is an all-new chapter on threading. I cover the basics of Pthreads, of course, but the meat of the chapter is a discussion on threading design and patterns in Linux. Should…
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    Softpedia News > Linux

  • Ubuntu 15.04 to Integrate Linux Kernel 3.19 Branch Soon

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    The Linux kernel is one of the most important components in a distribution and Ubuntu users are interested to know what will be used in the stable edition for the 15.04 branch, which is scheduled to arrive in a couple of months. The Ubuntu and the Linux kernel development cycles are not in sync and it's hard to anticipate what version will eventually land in Ubuntu 15.04. For now, Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is using Linux kernel 3.18, but the developers are already looking to implement the 3... (read more)
  • Dying Light FPS Has Been Confirmed for Linux, Zombies Galore

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Techland is preparing to launch Dying Light, a new FPS with amazing graphics and hordes of zombies. The developer has revealed that it will also have a Linux version, right from the start. Dying Light is what users like to call a triple A title and the Linux platform can't get enough of them. These games are usually titles that have a lot of money and time invested in them, and the end result is a great engine, graphics, and, if we're lucky, also a good story. It's still to early to say of Dy... (read more)
  • Locally Integrated Menus Can Be Set to Always Show in Ubuntu 15.04

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    The development cycle for Ubuntu 15.04 still have a couple of months left and the guys and gals from Canonical are making good progress. An important improvement regarding the use of menus in the title bar has been implemented and it will be part of the stable edition that will launch in April. Ubuntu is powered by Unity and, as it stands right now, there are two ways of displaying application menus. The default one is by using the top Unity system bar, Mac OS X style. It's been present for a... (read more)
  • Netrunner 14.1 OS Features a Different and Cool KDE Experience – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    Netrunner 14.1, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Kubuntu, featuring KDE as the default desktop environment, is now available for download and it comes with a number of important improvements. There are two different versions of Netrunner and they are actually using two systems. One is based on Kubuntu and the other one on Manjaro (Arch Linux), so users might be a little bit confused. In fact, the Kubuntu one, also codenamed Frontier, is an LTS version and the developers have promised to keep... (read more)
  • Calibre Gets a New Tool to Better Edit eBooks

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software has been upgraded to version 2.17 and is now available for download. The developer has only implemented a couple of new features, but it's really worth the update if you are using this application to edit eBooks. Calibre is mostly used as a converter or reader, but it's also capable of editing eBooks. This functionality was added only recently and it's been upgraded constantly. Almost all the versions since then had improvement... (read more)
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    Prakash Advani's Blog

  • WhatsApp on Ubuntu ?

    Prakash
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Yes you can install WhatApp on Ubuntu Desktop! It currently works with Chrome browser only (no Chromium support yet). In Chrome go to : https://web.whatsapp.com On your WhatApp on your phone, go to Menu (top left) – WhatsApp Web and add your web client. That’s all, now all your WhatsApp messages will also show up on your Ubuntu Desktop. Have fun!   Related posts: Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp: Why Indians are not in the big idea space? “Indians prefer to be in the services sector and would... Ubuntu 14.04LTS (Trusty Tahr) download links Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is…
  • 8 Free Online Tech Courses

    Prakash
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:12 am
    From Introduction to Linux to Web development, CIO magazine covers 8 online courses which are completely free. Read More: http://www.cio.com/article/2847396/it-skills/8-free-online-courses-to-grow-your-tech-skills.html Related posts: LinkedIn: Top 4 cities with tech skills are in India Top cities with Tech Skills are: Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and... Demand for Linux Skills Rises with Cloud Computing Demand for people with Linux skills is increasing, a trend... ‘Outernet’ Project Seeks Free Internet Access For Earth Outernet will provide Free WiFi, across the globe. Will be...
  • India fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific: IDC

    Prakash
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:17 pm
    The Indian smartphone market grew 82% from a year ago and 27% over the preceding quarter, making it the second consecutive quarter of more than 80% year-on-year shipment growth for smartphones. There were 23.3 million smartphone handsets shipped in the reporting quarter, comprising 32.1% of the overall mobile phone market that touched 72.5 million units in the September quarter of 2014, recording a 9% growth from a year ago and 15% rise from the preceding quarter. Read more at:…
  • Which is the most reliable public clouds?

    Prakash
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Amazon EC2 was the most reliable compute and Google Cloud Storage was the most reliable storage. The Laguna Beach, California company tracks status of more than 30 clouds from AWS to Zettagrid: Service provider Outrages Downtime Amazon EC2  20  2.41 Hours Amazon S3  23  2.69 Hours Google Compute Engine  72  4.41 Hours Google Cloud Storage 8  14.23 Minutes Microsoft Azure Virtual machines  92  40 Hours Microsoft Azure Object Storage  141  10.97 Hours Read More: https://gigaom.com/2015/01/07/amazon-web-services-tops-list-of-most-reliable-public-clouds/ Related posts: After…
  • Amazon Phone on Fire at $199!

    Prakash
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    This Thanksgiving, Amazon Fire Phone is available at a special price of $199. For that price it looks like a great phone. Unlocked 2.2GHz quad-core processor 2GB RAM Bright 4.7″ HD display 13 MP camera with optical image stabilization, HDR, and LED flash 4 G LTE NFC support Free Headphones Free Amazon Prime for 1 year. The only reasons why I wouldn’t buy this is.. Tied to Amazon app store, no Google Play, 4.7″ Screen, if you are in the market for a bigger display No expandable memory slot GSM Only Related posts: GoGrid Wants to be Open Source Option to Amazon’s Cloud…
 
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    OSNews

  • The untold story of the invention of the game cartridge

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Consider the humble video game cartridge. It's a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it in, and you're playing a game in seconds. If you’ve ever used one, you have two men to thank: Wallace Kirschner and Lawrence Haskel, who invented the game cartridge 40 years ago while working at an obscure company and rebounding from a business failure. Once the pair's programmable system had been streamlined and turned into a commercial product - the Channel F console - by a team at pioneering electronics company…
  • MPW, Carbon and building Classic Mac OS apps in OS X

    24 Jan 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Steven Troughton-Smith: Just to provide an example for this post, I put together a trivial drawing app called BitPaint. It isn't very interesting, but it should illustrate a few things: What's involved in bringing a trivial classic Mac app to Carbon How the Classic Mac OS build process works How much source compatibility exists between 1984's Toolbox and Carbon today The answer to the third question is surprising: a lot. In fact, Steven managed to build an application that runs on every version of Mac OS/OS X, all the way from System 1.0 to today's OS X 10.10 Yosemite. I've been following…
  • Microsoft is ready to be loved again

    23 Jan 2015 | 3:06 pm
    "We have bigger hopes, higher aspirations for Windows," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, standing on a stage above a secret room filled with crazy holographic technology. "We want to move from people needing Windows to choosing Windows, to loving Windows. That is our bold goal." He's right: love is a problem that Microsoft needs to solve. I use Windows because out of the options, it's the one that bugs me the least. Now, I have a tendency to dislike all software - it's crazy how many faults and problems we accept in software - so it's unlikely they'll ever get me to 'love'…
  • Google publishes three 90-day OS X vulnerabilities

    23 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Don't look now, but Google's Project Zero vulnerability research program may have dropped more zero-day vulnerabilities - this time on Apple's OS X platform. In the past two days, Project Zero has disclosed OS X vulnerabilities here, here, and here. At first glance, none of them appear to be highly critical, since all three appear to require the attacker to already have some access to a targeted machine. What's more, the first vulnerability, the one involving the "networkd 'effective_audit_token' XPC," may already have been mitigated in OS X Yosemite, but if so the Google advisory doesn't…
  • New Windows 10 build released

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:08 am
    Some of the new features that Joe demoed on Wednesday will be available for our Windows Insiders starting today with our newest build - 9926. However, not everything you saw on Wednesday is included in this new build. Much is still in-progress and we’re getting it out to you as fast as we can - so you can try it out and give us feedback. Over the course of the next few builds, you will see us refine Windows 10 and continue to improve the experiences as well as quality and stability. This new build contains the first set of features unveiled earlier this week. Neowin has a bunch of…
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    Tux Machines

  • MBARI testing the waters with open source camera

    Rianne Schestowitz
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    “There is a movement to have open source oceanographic equipment,” said Chad Kecy, lead designer and MBARI engineer. “Anyone could take our designs and modify them for specific needs they have. It’s just a less expensive and easier way of getting cameras in the water.” read more
  • Fixing unperceived errors in my X Windows configuration

    Fitzcarraldo
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Last week I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade X Windows to the latest version available in the main Portage tree. After rebooting, X Windows, GLX and Direct Rendering worked fine as usual. So everything was good. Well, not quite. read more
  • Leftovers: Software

    Roy Schestowitz
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:42 pm
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    Roy Schestowitz
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:40 pm
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    OpenBSD Journal

  • afl-fuzz - American Fuzzy Lop

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    I wanted to test the afl fuzzer that sort of recently entered the ports collection, ever since this webpage talked about how they give a jpeg decoder the string "Hello" in a file which it twists and mutates until the jpeg decoder no longer croaks on it, and it ends up actually being a valid jpeg image (though not very pretty). Read more...
  • amd64 Kernel W^X

    14 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) announced that amd64 kernels now have W^X memory protection in the kernel: Mike Larkin has been slow at informing the world, despite my prodding. Probably started working on something else cool... Read more...
  • OpenNTPD 5.7p1 Released

    9 Jan 2015 | 12:48 am
    Brent Cook (bcook@), still flush from success in creating the portable version of LibreSSL, has turned his hand to to OpenNTPD: After a long hiatus, the latest version of OpenNTPD is available once again in a portable release. Support for a new build infrastructure based on the LibreSSL framework. Source code is integrated directly from the OpenBSD tree with few manual changes, easing maintenance. Removed support for several OSes pending test reports and updated portability code. Supports the Simple Network Time Protocol version 4 as described in RFC 5905 Added route virtualization (rdomain)…
  • Dissecting OpenBSD's divert(4) Part 1: Introduction

    8 Jan 2015 | 1:41 am
    Lawrence Teo (lteo@) has published the first in a series of posts about OpenBSD's divert(4) functionality: For more than four years I have been using and tinkering with OpenBSD’s divert(4). At one point after OpenBSD 4.9 was released, I ran into an annoying bug in divert(4) that totally prevented me from using it. At the time I had no idea how to fix it, so I did the next best thing by filing a detailed bug report. Eventually I realized that the bug isn’t going to fix itself, so I decided it was time to roll up my sleeves and wade into the code. So after 2.5 years of on-and-off tinkering…
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    GnomeFiles.org Apps

  • yeKcim's scripts 20150125 (Nautilus Script)

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    yeKcim's scripts 20150125 (Nautilus Script)There is a lot of nautilus scripts pack all over the web. But a lot of these scripts are not working very well: * no dependency error notification * Some of them only works in nautilus, some others only in nemo * Some of them only works with files that not contained spaces * etc So I decided to write my own scripts, with functions, with my own rules,… ⇒ work well in prompt as in files managers (no use of $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS or NEMO equivalent) ⇒ notifications (dependency errors or mime-type not supported) ⇒ mime-type check…
  • Kelly weather conky Conky Manager (Screenlet)

    24 Jan 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Kelly weather conky Conky Manager (Screenlet)The New Kelly Weather Conky Config. Dark & light version in pack! Running Linux Mint Mate 17.1 Based off 14.04 , Fast and stable,[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • gAnyRemote 6.3.3 (GTK Other Utility)

    24 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am
    gAnyRemote 6.3.3 (GTK Other Utility)gAnyRemote package is GTK GUI frontend for anyRemote (http://anyremote.sourceforge.net/) - remote control software for applications using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.changelog:- Avahi support - Large application icon and AppData support. - Greek translation - Multiconnection and autostart support. [read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • Gnome Chemistry Utils 0.14.10 (GTK Scientific)

    12 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    Gnome Chemistry Utils 0.14.10 (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…
  • Smooth information Conky Conky Manager (Screenlet)

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:55 am
    Smooth information Conky Conky Manager (Screenlet)Smooth_Information conky Elementary O.S Freya Conky by me Just updated one of my old configs. Added a bit more information Made for Conky Manager[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
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  • Time to turn tails on the internet?

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:09 am
    The internet is a fantastic thing. It has more information in it than all the dead trees combined. Well I don't know that for sure, I will have to google it :) however, it does feel that way. There is so much that can be done on the internet that it is very easy to spend every hour of every day of e...
  • I can get by without my mum, but not my phone!

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    You may or may not remember a television commercial many, many moons ago about a deodorant called Mum. Interestingly enough it was the first commercially marketed deodorant. Anyhoo back to the rambling. This television commercial consisted of several people saying things that they could get by witho...
  • The home of the future

    12 Jan 2015 | 8:34 pm
    I have a dream! This is a famous line uttered by someone whom you should all know of. However, this person is not the only one to have a dream, everybody has a dream and I am about to explain one of mine.   Many people, in the interests of creating a smart home, make it more complicated than ...
  • What if the world went all out cyber war?

    25 Dec 2014 | 11:12 pm
    In recent internet history there has been a hack here and a hack there. Here a hack, there a hack, every where a hack with a hat. That hat can be black, white or grey however, that is beside the point. The point is that people, organisations and countries all over the world are actively hacking away...
  • Twas the day of Christmas

    24 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Twas the day of Christmas and all through the place. Not a creature was stirring, not even Ken and Grace.   They were all sitting there, slumped in a daze. After eating lots of things, many covered in glaze.   The eyes were getting heavy, the belts a bit loose. Wishing they hadn't e...
 
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  • Linux notes from DarkDuck Facebook page got more than 400 likes

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Most of us like to be noticed. Being it vanity or just pride, it is very important when people like what you do.That is why I keep informing you about achievements of this blog. Today I am happy to announce that the Facebook page of Linux notes from DarkDuck got more than 400 likes!If you still haven't done so and if you have a Facebook page, it is your time to act! Like the page, and get the latest news from the blog directly in your Facebook timeline!Of course, there are many other methods to subscribe to updates from Linux notes from DarkDuck too - look at the right side panel of the page!
  • My business has been saved by Zorin OS

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:03 pm
    I just recently decided to "relocate".I just started a company with a very tight budget. I was just tired of being a slave to the system so, I drained the account and decided to go for it.One of the things that I required was a computer. I didn't have the funds left after getting the necessary tools to get one. Now, I'm in my early 40's and my grandparents offered me their old one.You could only imagine how old that was, it's a Dell Dimension 3000. It still has the old boob tube type monitor. Quickly I said Yes! It had Windows XP on it. I went out to the local computer store and spent money I…
  • Linux Antique

    30 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    I have mentioned several times that my acquaintance with Linux started somewhere in the XX century, long before it became a part of our everyday life. It was in a form of Linux distribution downloaded from the Internet, and in a form of CD I bought from a stall on one of the markets in Moscow.I have recently found the CD I bought that time.Let me introduce you to Linux Antique, aka Red Hat 5.2 KDE.I hope you like the Linux history.And if you want to buy a Linux disk for yourself, you can always use a service from Buy Linux CDs site.
  • DarkDuck wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Hello to all my readers!Year 2014 has almost gone. It was difficult for many of us. It was full of pleasures for many of us too.It was turbulent and difficult for myself. There were many changes in my personal life, in my work, in my location. But I cannot say that there were no nice moment. They were.Let's leave all bad memories in 2014, and let's hope for good times in 2015!Merry Christmas!Happy New Year!I wish you all the best in the coming year!Stay tuned to Linux notes from DarkDuck.
  • Zorin: That is Flexibility!

    4 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    I will start off by saying that I am a 67 year old retired male who is only moderately computer savvy.I started out using Linux with the Mandrake version about 8 years ago as an experiment. I was upset with Windows 95 & 98 because it would continuously freeze up and eventually would ruin the hard drive. Not to mention the virus problems.I tried Lindows for a while because I liked their repository and the ease at which one could download and install programs. After a few years Lindows which had changed its name to Linspire was discontinued so I switched to Ubuntu with the KDE GUI…
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  • A few links of interest

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

    Scott Nesbitt
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:21 am
    (Note: This article was first published, in a slightly different form, on September 17, 2014 at Opensource.com) Open source has become an essential part of IT education. But not enough schools are incorporating open source into their curricula. One institution doing that, and it well, is Seneca College in Toronto, Canada through its The Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT). Founded in 2002 by a group of faculty from Seneca’s School of Information and Communications Technology, CDOT is an applied research centre that specializes in open source development. But it’s also an…
  • Tin Whiskers takes beer brewing open source

    Scott Nesbitt
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:44 am
    (Note: This post was originally published on December 1, 2014 at Opensource.com and appears here via a Creative Commons license) If there’s one business that values secrecy it’s brewing beer. Most breweries hold their cards very close to their chests. They keep their recipes and techniques away from the prying eyes of competitors to retain a competitive advantage. One outfit trying to buck that trend is the Tin Whiskers Brewing Company. Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Tin Whiskers is a local open source craft brewery on a mission to make technically excellent beer. Tin Whiskers is opening…
  • A look at three open source alternatives to Google Analytics

    Scott Nesbitt
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:33 am
    (Note: This post was originally published on October 23, 2014 at Opensource.com and appears here via a Creative Commons license) If you have a website or an online business, collecting data on where your visitors or customers come from, where they land on your site, and where they leave is vital. Why? Having that information can help you better target your products and services, and beef up the pages that are turning people away. The way to gather that kind of information is with a web analytics tool. Many people and businesses (of all sizes) turn to Google Analytics. But if you want to keep…
  • A few links of interest

    Scott Nesbitt
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:29 am
    The complete beginner’s guide to Linux What happens when a non-techie tries to learn Linux? A look at some powerful command line file transfer utilities 5 steps to migrating to open source software Embrace your inner geek and connect to wifi networks from the command line Related posts: A few links of interest A few links of interest A few links of interest
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  • World Disaster Map

    admin
    2 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Natural and man made disasters are happening around the world on a regular basis. Is there any way to get a birds eye view of the accidents and disasters happening around the world in real time (if possible)? The “National Association of Radio Distress-Signalling and Infocommunications” also called RSOE is a public service organization whose aim is to monitor and warn the people of impending disasters. RSOE is running a web page containing Google Map which is updated with real time data of all the disasters happening around the world at any given time. Each disaster around the…
  • How to install Windows 7 from USB pen drive

    admin
    7 Oct 2013 | 10:04 pm
    This tutorial explains how you can install Windows 7 from a USB pen drive. A few days back, I had to install Windows 7 OS on a PC that did not have a DVD drive. How do you install Windows 7 on a machine without a DVD drive? The obvious choice was for me to transfer the Windows installation DVD contents to a USB pen drive and boot the PC with the pen drive. However, I learnt that merely copying the DVD contents to the USB pen drive was not enough. You need to prepare the pen drive prior to copying the files to it. What you will need USB stick – having at-least 4GB space. Less won’t…
  • Master Basic Electronics

    admin
    27 Jul 2013 | 10:17 pm
    A few weeks back, our Induction cooker (cook top) stopped working for some unknown reason. Unfortunately, this Induction cooker I bought at a consumer exhibition was imported from South Korea and was not a branded product. So I couldn’t get any after sales service from its manufacturers. However, we used the Induction cooker for over 5 years without any problems. I can vouch that Made in Korea products are top quality products. Even my Samsung cell phone (SGH-J210) which is Korean make, still works without any problem even though it has fallen on the hard floor umpteen times. Nowadays,…
  • JStock for Android

    admin
    2 Jul 2013 | 10:32 am
    Some time back, I had written about a wonderful stock tracking software called JStock which allows you to manage your investments in company stocks. This software written in Java runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. JStock has now been released as an Android app as well. If you own an Android device, you can download JStock App from Google Play store and update and keep track of your portfolio while on the move. What is more, all your data gets synced with your Google account (Google drive) which means you can update the data in JStock app on your Android device and the changes get…
  • How to fold a shirt in under 2 seconds

    admin
    18 Jun 2013 | 10:39 pm
    I came across this cool YouTube video that teaches you to fold a shirt in under 2 seconds. No kidding! I have always struggled to fold my shirt the right way. This video has taught me a new way of folding a shirt quickly. Watch the video below.
 
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  • Librem 15, the first free software GNU/Linux laptop, makes funding goal

    sjvn01
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    If you want a Linux on a laptop, it’s easy to install it yourself. You can also always buy one from a specialized Linux vendor such as System76 and ZaReason or even get a mainstream laptop, like the new Dell XPS 13 and 15 with Ubuntu installed. What you can’t do is get one with [...]
  • Sexism is alive and well in the tech world

    sjvn01
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    When I first heard what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had said at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, I assumed it had been misreported. Yeah, I know, me giving a Microsoft honcho the benefit of the doubt! What is the world coming to? But it was difficult to believe that [...]
  • A shout out for the introverts

    sjvn01
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Developers like to think they’re extroverted. Chances are they’re not. A recent IDG study, Introverts vs. Extroverts: Is There an IT Personality?, found that just over half of IT workers are introverts. Only those engineers who mistakenly think they’re extroverted would find that surprising. Now, before you take offense, to say that most IT workers [...]
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  • Choqok 1.5 Lands With Twitter Fixes, Working Pump.io Plugin

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    Whether you're an avid Twitterer or a big pump.io social groups user, the latest release of Qt microblogging client Choqok is a must have. The post Choqok 1.5 Lands With Twitter Fixes, Working Pump.io Plugin first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 Releases Ready for Download

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    USB sticks at the ready: Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 downloads have been released for Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu and Kubuntu testers to play with. The post Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 Releases Ready for Download first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Windows 10 Is Microsoft’s Attempt To Win You Back — But Is It Enough?

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Windows 10 is about more than the return of the Start Menu, it's Microsoft's chance at a fresh start — but is it enough to win you back? The post Windows 10 Is Microsoft’s Attempt To Win You Back — But Is It Enough? first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • LibreOffice Viewer for Android Beta Makes On the Go Reading a Cinch

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    Reading LibreOffice documents on the go gets a heap easier from today with the beta release of LibreOffice Viewer for Android. The post LibreOffice Viewer for Android Beta Makes On the Go Reading a Cinch first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Awesome Stuff: Ubuntu Phone Aggregator Scopes

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    Scopes are the cornerstone of the Ubuntu Phone experience. Its secret weapon in fighting against the app gap that afflicts every new platform, regardless of brand. The post Awesome Stuff: Ubuntu Phone Aggregator Scopes first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
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  • Get a free U2F Yubikey to test on Firefox Nightly

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

    Benjamin Kerensa
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:11 pm
    This is very last minute as I have not been able to find enough people interested by directly approaching folks, but I have a great mentoring opportunity for Mozillians. One of my friends is a professor at Western Oregon University and tries to expose her students to a different Open Source project each term and up to bat this term is the Mozilla Project. So I am looking for mentors from across the project who would be willing to correspond a couple times a week and answer questions from students who are learning about Firefox for Android or Firefox for Desktop. It is ok not to be an expert…
  • Support Collab House Indiegogo Campaign

    Benjamin Kerensa
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    I wanted to quickly post a simple ask to Mozillians to please share this indiegogo campaign being ran by Mozillian Rockstar Vineel Pindy A Mozilla event at Collab House who has been a contributor for many years. Vineel is raising money for Collab House, a Collaborative Community Space in India which has been used for many Mozilla India events and other open source projects. By sharing the link to this campaign or contributing some money to the campaign, you will not only support the Mozilla India community but will further Mozilla’s Mission by enabling communities around the globe that help…
  • Scale13x and Mozilla

    Benjamin Kerensa
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    Mozilla will be at Southern California Linux Expo (Scale13x) again this year with a booth so be sure to stop by if you live in the area or will be attending. This year the organizers have offered Mozillians a special promo code to get 50% off their registration simply use the code “MOZ” when registering!
  • Je Suis Charlie

    Benjamin Kerensa
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    If you do not know what Je Suis Charlie means you should read this!
 
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  • Skipping Certificate Checks with wget

    Keith Salisbury
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    Just a quick post - if you want to download a file using wget from a server that has an invalid ssl certificate (expired, not from a trusted issuer etc) and you're confident the server is correct then you can use the --no-check-certificate switch to make wget ignore the certificate error:$ wget --no-check-certificate http://downloadfile.com
  • Convert flv to mp4 on mac for free using open source tools

    Keith Salisbury
    22 Oct 2012 | 9:52 am
    I'm not paying some rip off price to convert a bunch of flv's into mp4's so I can load them onto my ipad. The solution was actually pretty simple:First off, installing the ffmpeg library you need to specify which compiler to use:$ brew install ffmpeg --use-clangOnce you've sorted that, just navigate to the directory containing your flvs, and type:$ for file in *.flv; do; /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg -i $file.flv -sameq -vcodec libx264 -ar 22050 $file.mp4; doneJob done.
  • Install GNU GCC on OSX Mountain Lion the easy way using Homebrew

    Keith Salisbury
    28 Aug 2012 | 3:17 am
    This is actually targeted towards our OSX friends, here's a problem I came up against recently setting up a new mac book air, running OS X Mountain Lion, ready for ruby on rails development.If you need to install any Ruby that’s older than 1.9.3, such as 1.9.2, 1.8.7 or REE, you’ll need to install GCC 4.2. Apple does not ship the Command Line Tools with gcc-4.2compiler anymore (you can check by running which gcc-4.2), so you need to install it via Homebrew. By default, Homebrew doesn’t include any formula that ships with the OS in the main repository, so you’ll have to…
  • How to format a hard drive so it works with Linux, Mac OSX and Windows

    Keith Salisbury
    26 Aug 2012 | 5:10 am
    This is such a great tip, I'm actually excited to share it. If you have an external hard drive its not unreasonable so suggest that you might want to connect it to more than one computer. Its also quite possible you'll want to read and write with more than one type of Operating System. You would think this would just be standard stuff, but its not. However, as is so often the case, linux makes it easy for you. Simply connect the drive and using disk utils or type (this only works with the device mounted):$ mount|grep ^'/dev'To list the devices and identify your chosen disk. Then we need to…
  • Useful debugging tip: Printing arrays in a human readable format using ruby-debug

    Keith Salisbury
    8 Aug 2012 | 6:55 am
    When using ruby-debug, sometimes you want to list the methods an object has.When you just print out the array you'll get a big unreadable list like this:(rdb:1) p subject.methods │[:call, :[], :===, :yield, :to_proc, :arity, :clone, :dup, :==, :eql?, :hash, :to_s, :lambda?, :b│inding, :curry, :source_location, :parameters, :bind, :psych_to_yaml, :to_yaml_properties, :to_ya..│ry, :`, :shared_examples, :shared_context, :share_examples_for, :shared_examples_for, :share_as, │ual?, :!, :!=, :instance_eval, :instance_exec, :__send__, :__id__]However, using "ps" generates a far more…
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  • How to make a file immutable on Linux

    Dan Nanni
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Suppose you want to write-protect some important files on Linux, so that they cannot be deleted or tampered with by accident or otherwise. In other cases, you may want to prevent certain configuration files from being overwritten automatically by software. While changing their ownership or permission bits on the files by using chown or chmod […]Continue reading... The post How to make a file immutable on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.
  • How to apply image effects to pictures on Raspberry Pi

    Kristophorus Hadiono
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Like a common pocket camera which has a built-in function to add various effects on captured photos, Raspberry Pi camera board ("raspi cam") can actually do the same. With the help of raspistill camera control options, we can add the image effects function like we have in a pocket camera. There are three comman-line applications […]Continue reading... The post How to apply image effects to pictures on Raspberry Pi appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to configure Raspberry Pi for the first time How to configure an IP address on Raspberry Pi How to install Raspberry Pi camera…
  • What is a good IDE for C/C++ on Linux

    Adrien Brochard
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    "A real coder doesn't use an IDE, a real coder uses [insert a text editor name here] with such and such plugins." We all heard that somewhere. Yet, as much as one can agree with that statement, an IDE remains quite useful. An IDE is easy to set up and use out of the box. […]Continue reading... The post What is a good IDE for C/C++ on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to set up C/C++ development environment in Eclipse How to install Eclipse on Linux How to fix Android SDK Content Loader stuck at 0% in Eclipse How to turn Vim into a full-fledged IDE
  • What are useful command-line network monitors on Linux

    Dan Nanni
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Network monitoring is a critical IT function for businesses of all sizes. The goal of network monitoring can vary. For example, the monitoring activity can be part of long-term network provisioning, security protection, performance troubleshooting, network usage accounting, and so on. Depending on its goal, network monitoring is done in many different ways, such as […]Continue reading... The post What are useful command-line network monitors on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to monitor Nginx web server from the command line…
  • How to deduplicate files on Linux with dupeGuru

    Adrien Brochard
    4 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Recently, I was given the task to clean up my father's files and folders. What made it difficult was the abnormal amount of duplicate files with incorrect names. By keeping a backup on an external drive, simultaneously editing multiple versions of the same file, or even changing the directory structure, the same file can get […]Continue reading... The post How to deduplicate files on Linux with dupeGuru appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to create a cloud-based encrypted file system on Linux How to backup a hard disk on Linux How to manage LVM volumes on CentOS / RHEL 7 with…
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  • Introducing Kali Linux NetHunter and NetHunter supported devices

    blackMORE Ops
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:42 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... Featured: The Kali Linux NetHunter project is the first Open Source Android penetration testing platform for Nexus devices, created as a joint effort between the Kali community member “BinkyBear” and Offensive Security. NetHunter supports Wireless 802.11 frame injection, one-click MANA Evil Access Point setups, HID keyboard (Teensy like attacks), as well as BadUSB MITM attacks – and is built upon the sturdy shoulders of the Kali Linux distribution and toolsets. Whether you have a Nexus 5, Nexus 7, or Nexus 10, NetHunter got you…
  • Denial of Service Attack Proof of Concept PHP Exploit for

    blackMORE Ops
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:55 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... Proof of Concept PHP exploit for WordPress DoS Attack CVE-2014-9034 worked like a charm on my own WordPress website. Surprisingly, CVE-2014-9034 was published for sometime and it seems WordPress still hasn’t fixed this issue. I will explain how to use this Proof of Concept tool and test your own WordPress website for vulnerabilities.   WordPress DoS Attack – CVE-2014-9034 Credit for WordPress DoS Attack (Denial of Service Proof of Concept PHP Exploit CVE-2014-9034: WordPress <=4.0) goes to John from…
  • Determine if a disk is SSD or HDD

    blackMORE Ops
    23 Dec 2014 | 1:08 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... This is one of those random things I do and decided to put it in the website. I know that my personal computer is running on HDD, but when I am logged into a remote Linux system and suddenly I started wondering about how to determine if the underlying disk is SSD or HDD, I wasn’t too sure what to look for. A quick Google search returned the best possible solution and I thought, hey maybe I should just write a small How to about “How to determine if a disk is SSD or HDD”.   Hard Disk Drive […] The post…
  • [Updated] darodar.com referrer spam and should you be worried?

    blackMORE Ops
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:12 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... I had some interesting traffic showing up in my Google Analytics today. So far I’ve seen 21 referral traffic from forum.topic44122300.darodar.com to my home page http://www.blackmoreops.com/.   Readers, I highly recommend reading comments section for more views and details.   Making comments doesn’t require registration in this site, so you can leave your views anonymously.     Date: 18 Dec 2014-18 Dec 2014 Referral Traffic » Source: forum.topic12345678.darodar.com Referral Path » / :…
  • Random quotes and creatures using fortune and cowsay in Linux terminal

    blackMORE Ops
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... fortune is a simple program that displays a pseudorandom message from a database of quotations that first appeared in Version 7 Unix. The most common version on modern systems is the BSD fortune, originally written by Ken Arnold. Distributions of fortune are usually bundled with a collection of themed files, containing sayings like those found on fortune cookies (hence the name), quotations from famous people, jokes, or poetry. cowsay is a program which generates ASCII pictures of a cow with a message. It can also generate pictures…
 
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  • Install Latest Version of OpenOffice on Ubuntu 14.10

    Pradeep Kumar
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:12 pm
    OpenOffice is an open source office software suite which provides Word Processor as Writer, spreadsheet as Calc , presentation PPT application as Impress, drawing tool as Draw, a Mathematical tools as Math and Database management application as Base. OpenOffice is developed and maintained be “Apache Software Foundation”. It is available for Linux Like operating system, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and comes under Apache License. In this post we will discuss how to install latest version of OpenOffice on Ubuntu 14.10. If you have already installed Liberoffice and older version of…
  • How To Install VMware Workstation 11 On Ubuntu Linux

    Pradeep Kumar
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    VMware workstation is a virtualization software at the desktop level. It allows us to run multiple virtual machines (VMs) on a physical machine or hypervisor on which VMware workstation is installed. It is developed and maintained by VMware Inc. As it is a commercial software so we have to buy its license or we can use its trail version for 30 days. Recently latest version of VMware workstation 11 has been released. One of the important change in this release is that we can install workstation 11 only on that machine which has 64-bit processor. Previous versions of VMware workstation can be…
  • Edit PDF files On Ubuntu Linux using Master PDF Editor

    Pradeep Kumar
    4 Jan 2015 | 1:35 am
    Master PDF editor is a pdf editing tool through which we can edit or add text, images and password to a pdf file.Using this tool we can also split, merge and remove pages from a pdf file. Master PDF editor package is not listed in the default Ubuntu repository, so we have to download it from their site – Download Master PDF Editor. Linux Version of this software is free for non-commercial use. In this Post we will discuss how to install Master PDF editor on Ubuntu 14.04 & 14.10 and their basic usage. Installation of Master PDF Editor : Open the terminal type below wget command to…
  • Ubuntu apt-get & apt-cache commands with practical examples

    Pradeep Kumar
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Apt-get & apt-cache are the command line package management utility in Ubuntu Linux. GUI version of apt-get command is the Synaptic Package Manager, in this post we are going to discuss 15 different examples of apt-get & apt-cache commands. Example:1 List of all the available packages linuxtechi@localhost:~$ apt-cache pkgnames account-plugin-yahoojp ceph-fuse dvd+rw-tools e3 gnome-commander-data grub-gfxpayload-lists gweled ....................................... Example:2 Search Packages using keywords This command is very helpful when you are not sure about package name , just enter…
  • Install VLC Multimedia player on Ubuntu 14.10

    Pradeep Kumar
    28 Dec 2014 | 10:52 pm
    VLC (VideoLan) is a portable & an open source multimedia player available for like Linux like operating system, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and android. VLC plays our favorite audio and video files, it can play various audio & video formats such as mpeg, divx, mov, mp3, mp4, dvd, vcd, wmv and quicktime. In this post we are going to install VLC on ubuntu 14.10.VLC debian packages are available in the default Ubuntu repository Installation of VLC from the Command Line : Open the terminal & type below apt-get commands linuxtechi@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc Installation of…
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    Jay Forrest's Blog

  • Is Evolution Just a Theory?

    Jay N. Forrest
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:59 pm
    The average person will hear about the theory of evolution and understand the word theory in its common everyday meaning. That meaning can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary: “In loose or general sense: A hypothesis proposed as an explanation; hence, a mere hypothesis, speculation, conjecture; an idea or set of ideas about something; an individual view or notion.”So most people will think that the theory of evolution is “a mere hypothesis” concerning the origin of humankind. But that is the “loose or general sense” of the word, not its scientific usage. In science, a theory…
  • Most Atheists are Agnostic

    Jay N. Forrest
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:10 am
    An Atheist is one "who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings." An Agnostic is one "who holds that the existence of the ultimate cause, as God, and the essential nature of things are unknown and unknowable, or that human knowledge is limited to experience."Very few Atheists believe with absolute certainty that there is no God of any kind. This is not a weakness, but a strength. Unlike believers, Atheists are humble and realistic about their knowledge of reality. We don't know everything, therefore what we don't know might be God. But Atheists are also committed to…
  • Did God Design the Universe?

    Jay N. Forrest
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Today I want to look at two arguments that are suppose to prove the existence of God. When I was a Christian Pastor, I used to use these arguments to help people overcome their doubts about God.The fancy words for these two arguments are the teleological argument and the cosmological argument. You don’t need to remember them. In everyday language they are the argument from design, and the argument from cause and effect. I will begin with the one that most people feel is the strongest, the argument from design.Design requires a Designer - Order requires an Orderer. Human artifacts are…
  • Why People Believe in God

    Jay N. Forrest
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:43 pm
    According to a 2006 Gallup poll, 73% of Americans are convinced that God exists.In 2011, more than 9 in 10 Americans still say "yes" when asked the basic question "Do you believe in God?"Is this proof that God exists? Some people think so. But just because the majority of people thought the world was flat, doesn’t make it so. Belief doesn’t create the thing believed in. But it does show that there is probably a reason most people do believe in God. I will give you a five of the reasons I think most people believe in God.The First Reason people believe in God because of a Feeling of…
  • Atheism and the God Probability

    Jay N. Forrest
    1 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    Well known Atheist, Richard Dawkins, is the one who popularized the spectrum of theistic probability. Theism is the belief that there is a supreme being who is above and beyound the universe (transcendent), and yet is present and active in it (immanence). The major religions that hold this view are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The spectrum of theistic probability is a way of categorizing one's belief regarding the probability of the existence of a deity.First there is the strong Theists. They believe 100 per cent in the probability of God. Next is the De facto Theist. They believe there…
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