Linux

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Installing GNU/Linux on a 2014 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

    copyrighteous
    Benjamin Mako Hill
    18 May 2014 | 3:58 pm
    I recently bought a new Lenovo X1 Carbon. It is the new second-generation, type “20A7″ laptop, based on Intel’s Haswell microarchiteture with the adaptive keyboard. It is the version released in 2014. I also ordered the Thinkpad OneLink Dock which I have returned for the OneLink Pro Dock which I have not yet received. The system is still very new, challenging, and different, but seems to support GNU/Linux reasonably well if you are willing to run a bleeding edge version and/or patch your kernel and if you are not afraid to spend an afternoon or two tweaking things. What…
  • Google Has Most of My Email Because It Has All of Yours

    copyrighteous
    Benjamin Mako Hill
    11 May 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Republished by Slate. Translations available in French (Français), Spanish (Español), Chinese (中文) For almost 15 years, I have run my own email server which I use for all of my non-work correspondence. I do so to keep autonomy, control, and privacy over my email and so that no big company has copies of all of my personal email. A few years ago, I was surprised to find out that my friend Peter Eckersley — a very privacy conscious person who is Technology Projects Director at the EFF — used Gmail. I asked him why he would willingly give Google copies of all his email. Peter pointed…
  • The Only Mac I Use

    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community
    Kyle Rankin
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Mac? Only if it's a vim macro. more>>
  • Facebook Builds Open-Source Osquery for Security Insight

    Linuxtoday.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    eWEEK: The tool is designed to expose what's going on inside an OS. Osquery, Facebook's new open-source framework, could give enterprises new security insight.
  • Contributing effectively to OpenStacks Neutron project

    LXer Linux News
    Jen Wike Huger
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Earlier this year, Kyle Mestery posted an article on his blog outlining some common misconceptions about contributing to the Neutron project and how to contribute effectively upstream.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    LXer Linux News

  • Contributing effectively to OpenStacks Neutron project

    Jen Wike Huger
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Earlier this year, Kyle Mestery posted an article on his blog outlining some common misconceptions about contributing to the Neutron project and how to contribute effectively upstream.
  • Pirate Bay founder guilty in historic hacker case

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Pirate Bay founder Gottrid Svartholm Warg and his 21-year-old Danish co-defendant JLT have been found guilty by a Danish court of mounting the most serious computer hack in the country’s history. The court said that the unauthorised access to CSC’s mainframe was of a “systematic and organised character”, dismissing the Swede’s claims that his computer was used by others to carry out the hack as “unlikely”.
  • Things I Do in Windows When I Forget It's Not Linux

    Silviu Stahie
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Many Linux users out there dual-boot with a Windows system, or they just use the two operating systems separately. An interesting thing happens when you're in Windows and you try to do something that you think is normal, but that feature doesn't exist.
  • Iron Man costume made on the shoulders of giants

    Jason Hibbets
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    When Iron Man set foot on stage at the Red Hat Halloween party last year, my jaw dropped. A huge applause erupted. It was like the real Iron Man stepped out of the Hollywood big screen and was right in front of us. I was waiting for it to start flying.
  • How to run SQL queries against Apache log files on Linux

    Gabriel Cánepa
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    One of the distinguishing features of Linux is that, under normal circumstances, you should be able to know what is happening and has happened on your system by analyzing one or more system logs. Indeed, system logs are the first resource a system administrator tends to look to while troubleshooting system or application issues.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    copyrighteous

  • 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…
  • Installing GNU/Linux on a 2014 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    18 May 2014 | 3:58 pm
    I recently bought a new Lenovo X1 Carbon. It is the new second-generation, type “20A7″ laptop, based on Intel’s Haswell microarchiteture with the adaptive keyboard. It is the version released in 2014. I also ordered the Thinkpad OneLink Dock which I have returned for the OneLink Pro Dock which I have not yet received. The system is still very new, challenging, and different, but seems to support GNU/Linux reasonably well if you are willing to run a bleeding edge version and/or patch your kernel and if you are not afraid to spend an afternoon or two tweaking things. What…
  • Google Has Most of My Email Because It Has All of Yours

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    11 May 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Republished by Slate. Translations available in French (Français), Spanish (Español), Chinese (中文) For almost 15 years, I have run my own email server which I use for all of my non-work correspondence. I do so to keep autonomy, control, and privacy over my email and so that no big company has copies of all of my personal email. A few years ago, I was surprised to find out that my friend Peter Eckersley — a very privacy conscious person who is Technology Projects Director at the EFF — used Gmail. I asked him why he would willingly give Google copies of all his email. Peter pointed…
  • Community Data Science Workshops in Seattle

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    16 Mar 2014 | 11:41 am
    Photo from the Boston Python Workshop – a similar workshop run in Boston that has inspired and provided a template for the CDSW. On three Saturdays in April and May, I will be helping run three day-long project-based workshops at the University of Washington in Seattle. The workshops are for anyone interested in learning how to use programming and data science tools to ask and answer questions about online communities like Wikipedia, Twitter, free  and open source software, and civic media. The workshops are for people with no previous programming experience and the goal is to bring…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Geek Stuff

  • How to Automate Tasks using Grunt Contrib Watch Example (Automatic CSS Minification Example using Grunt)

    Luke P. Issac
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As we discussed earlier, using grunt, during your development process, you can execute tasks automatically in the background. This is helpful in web and mobile UI development process where html, css and javascript are part of the tech stack. This article covers this specific example scenario: Anytime you modify a css file in your development […] Read More: How to Automate Tasks using Grunt Contrib Watch Example (Automatic CSS Minification Example using Grunt)Purchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Install SSL Certificate on VMWare ESXi and vCenter Virtual Center

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This article explains how to install SSL certificates on your ESXi machine & vCenter for browser compatibility. First, on your Linux server, generate SSL certificate as explained below. This will generate both private key and csr file. If you are generating certificate for multiple hosts, create separate directory for each host. cd /tmp mkdir your-esx-hostname […] Read More: How to Install SSL Certificate on VMWare ESXi and vCenter Virtual CenterPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Install Linux KVM and Create Guest VM with Examples

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    KVM stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine. As the name suggests, this is kernel based virtualization technology for Linux OS on hardware that supports virtualization. The guest operating systems can be fully virtualized or para virtualized. Para-virtualization enables several operating systems to run on one set of hardware by effectively using resources such as processors and […] Read More: How to Install Linux KVM and Create Guest VM with ExamplesPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Fix Bash Shellshock CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169 on Linux

    Ramesh Natarajan
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    CVE-2014-6271 is a high impact critical fix. If you are running a Linux system, you should fix this vulnerability. This CVE-2014-6271 (and CVE-2014-7169) vulnerability is also called as Shellshock. A flaw was found in the way Bash evaluated certain specially crafted environment variables. An attacker could use this flaw to override or bypass environment restrictions […] Read More: How to Fix Bash Shellshock CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169 on LinuxPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Speedup Linux Boot Process using Startpar Command Examples

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

    jonobacon@home

  • Bad Voltage Turns 1

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

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

    jono
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today we are launching the Global Learning XPRIZE complete with Indigogo crowdfunding campaign. This is a $15 million competition in which teams are challenged to create Open Source software that will teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic in 18 months without the aid of a teacher. This is not designed to replace teachers but to instead provide an educational solution where little or none exists. There are 57 million children aged 5 – 12 in the world today who have no access to education. There are 250 million children below basic literacy levels, even after several years…
  • Ubuntu for Smartwatches?

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

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

    KDE.news

  • Season of KDE 2014

    jriddell
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Season of KDE is a community outreach program, much like Google Summer of Code that has been hosted by the KDE community for six years straight. It is meant for people who could not get into Google Summer of Code for various reasons, or people who simply prefer a differently structured, somewhat less constrained program. Season of KDE is managed by the same team of admins and mentors that takes care of Google Summer of Code and Google Code-in matters for KDE, with the same level of quality and care. Season of KDE 2014 is now open for applications. To apply head to season.kde.org register as a…
  • Make the World a Better Place! - KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising

    jriddell
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    As we approach the end of the year we begin the season of giving. What would suit the holiday better than giving to the entire world through the KDE Year End 2014 fundraiser? Here is a unique way to give back to KDE allowing us to keep giving free software to humankind. By participating in this fundraiser, you'll be part of the improvements we'll put into our educational software, so kids can have better tools for school; our office suite, so we have the best tools for the workplace; and our desktop so we can all experience a fun and productive experience when interacting with our computers.
  • Plasma 5.1 Brings Back Many Popular Features

    jriddell
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Plasma 5 Today, KDE releases Plasma 5.1, the first release containing new features since the release of Plasma 5.0 this summer. Plasma 5.1 sports a wide variety of improvements, leading to greater stability, better performance and new and improved features. Thanks to the feedback of the community, KDE developers were able to package a large number of fixes and enhancements into this release, among which more complete and higher quality artwork following the new-in-5.0 Breeze style, re-addition of popular features such as the Icon Tasks taskswitcher and improved stability and performance.
  • Third Release of KDE Frameworks Brings a Multitude of Fixes

    jriddell
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    Releases of KDE Frameworks are now a monthly feature. The release of KDE Frameworks 5.3 brings many small, but important fixes including: KWindowSystem has added features needed for future versions of KWin, KTextEditor used in Kate fixes memory leaks, Frameworkintegration was fixed for Qt 5.4, and KActivities can load plugins at runtime. A detailed listing of all Frameworks and other third party Qt libraries is at inqlude.org, the curated archive of Qt libraries. A complete list with API documentation is on api.kde.org. Dot Categories: KDE Official News
  • KDE will be at Qt Developer Days in Force

    jriddell
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    Qt Developer Days Europe is next Monday to Wednesday in Berlin. It features tutorials and talks on making the most of the Qt toolkit most KDE Software is based upon. Since Qt opened up its development process a large part of KDE Frameworks development has been to ensure close cooperation between the two projects. This has succeeded spectaularly well and at this Qt Dev Days an incredible over 50% of the speakers are active or past developers with KDE. Some highlights include The Designer's Cookbook by VDG master Jens Reuterberg, Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen talking about Calligra Gemini in 2-in-1…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Network World Open Source Subnet

  • 10 open source tools to make Docker even more powerful

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    10 open source tools to make Docker even more powerful The success of a software project is often measured by the ecosystem it spawns. Projects built around, next to, and on top of the core technology lend power and usability, and they often move the needle forward. Case in point: Docker, the software containerization system that’s allowed IT to focus on applications, not virtual machines, as a standard unit of production.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Get to know Voxis, the cybercrime platform for evading fraud detection

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The black hat hackers who exploit network security flaws to steal credit card data turn around sell that data on underground electronic black markets. Criminals, often referred to as bad actors, buy the card data and monetize it with fake ecommerce transactions.Standing in the way are the fraud detection systems, which prevent the bad actors from simply spraying large amounts of card data at the credit card gateways. These fraud detection systems are designed to look for transactions that resemble human behavior, and to block those that appear to come from automated systems created to…
  • Hungary protesters throw computer parts at government buildings in fight against internet tax

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Three days after urging Prime Minister Viktor Orban to withdraw a proposed tax equal to roughly 60 U.S. cents for every gigabyte uploaded or downloaded in the country, more than 10,000 protesters returned to Budapest and set up similar demonstrations in several cities throughout the country.The demonstrations began Sunday in response to Orban’s budget proposal for 2015, which included a tax imposed on Internet service providers (ISPs) reportedly based on an older, similar tax on telephone services. Though Orban and the conservative Fidesz political party said the tax money collected would…
  • What it's like living on a Chromebook, Part 1

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I've been a Linux user (traditional desktop Linux distributions) for years and years. And Android (which is also Linux, though I don’t really consider it a traditional Linux distro) has been one of my primary computing environments over the last year or so.But there’s one Linux-based system that I've never really given a fair shot: ChromeOS.Time to change that.For the last five days I’ve been living completely on a Chromebook. All of my work and play has been done on this laptop: writing, email, graphic design…everything I do all day. During this experiment, I have had the good…
  • Apple Pay vs. CurrentC: Which will retailers choose?

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    CVS and RiteAid’s much-derided break with Apple Pay makes perfect sense for them.Apple Pay, like Uber, is a good product with a great user experience, but unlike Uber, Apple Pay is not disruptive. Apple Pay won’t reduce costs or improve efficiency in the credit card payments industry, which taxes merchants 2% to 5% of top-line revenues to pay transaction fees. Merchants’ acceptance of Apple Pay is for their consumers’ convenience, no different than accepting cash, checks, and credit cards. Saving the consumer the time it takes to put down his or her iPhone to pull out a credit card is…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

  • Ubuntu & SUSE & CentOS, Oh My!

    Justin Ryan
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    It's Halloween week, and the big names in Linux are determined not to disappoint the trick-or-treaters. No less than three mainline distributions have released new versions this week, led by perennially-loved-and-hated crowd favourite Ubuntu. more>>
  • Easy Watermarking with ImageMagick

    Dave Taylor
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Let's start with some homework. Go to Google (or Bing) and search for "privacy is dead, get over it". I first heard this from Bill Joy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems, but it's attributed to a number of tech folk, and there's an element of truth to it. Put something on-line and it's in the wild, however much you'd prefer to keep it under control. more>>
  • The Only Mac I Use

    Kyle Rankin
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Mac? Only if it's a vim macro. more>>
  • Promise Theory—What Is It?

    Mark Burgess
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    During the past 20 years, there has been a growing sense of inadequacy about the "command and control" model for managing IT systems. Years in front of the television with a remote control have left us hard pressed to think of any other way of making machines work for us. more>>
  • New Products

    James Gray
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Please send information about releases of Linux-related products to newproducts@linuxjournal.com or New Products c/o Linux Journal, PO Box 980985, Houston, TX 77098. Submissions are edited for length and content.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Blogs

  • Learn GNU/Linux the Fun Way

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

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

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

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

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

    Linux News

  • Writing a XAML ribbon application for X11

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:42 am
    Currently none of the big Linux/Unix GUI application frameworks support XAML based application development. The Moonlight project was abandoned on May 29, 2012.
  • The Long and Winding Road to Shellshock Recovery

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Four days after the Shellshock vulnerability was disclosed , Incapsula's Web application firewall deflected more than 217,000 attempted exploits on more than 4,100 domains. The company recorded upwards of 1,970 attacks per hour, from more than 890 IPs around the world.
  • Mandriva: 2014:212: wget

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Updated wget package fixes security vulnerability: Wget was susceptible to a symlink attack which could create arbitrary files, directories or symbolic links and set their permissions when retrieving a directory recursively through FTP .
  • Serious Linux/Unix FTP Flaw Allows Command Execution

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:22 pm
    A lot of old bugs have been biting us on the butt lately, and here's another to add to the list. This week it was discovered a fairly nasty FTP Flaw Allows Command Execution when using the old but still fairly widely used.
  • Yet Another Cloud OS? By @TrevParsons | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    YARN stands for Yet Another Resource Negotiator. According to Hortonworks , it is "the architectural center of Hadoop".
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    LinuxInsider

  • The Long and Winding Road to Shellshock Recovery

    Richard Adhikari
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Four days after the Shellshock vulnerability was disclosed, Incapsula's Web application firewall deflected more than 217,000 attempted exploits on more than 4,100 domains. The company recorded upwards of 1,970 attacks per hour, from more than 890 IPs around the world. Shellshock was expected to be far worse than the Heartbleed flaw, which was expected to impact about 17 percent of the secure Web servers worldwide. That added up to about 500,000 servers. That's because Shellshock lets the hacker take over -- whereas Heartbleed did not.
  • Mobile Database Management's Coming of Age

    Jack M. Germain
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:19 pm
    The push is on for mobile database management tools built from the ground up to run directly inside phones, tablets and wearables. These mobile database solutions are being designed to do what heavyweight open source solutions like SQLite, Cord Data, MySQL and PostgreSQL were not designed to do. Some 4.55 billion people worldwide are using mobile phones this year. Fast-paced smartphone adoption will continue through 2017, according to eMarketer. Affordable, powerful tablets are now ubiquitous in business and often replace smartphones.
  • Debian's Civil War: Has It Really Come to This?

    Katherine Noyes
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Well it seems no matter how loudly we here in the Linux blogosphere try to hum a happy tune or discuss cheerful FOSS matters, we just can't seem to drown out the shouts and screams coming from those standing too close to the Systemd Inferno. Stand back, people! It's dangerous! The embers, of course, had been hot for some time already before the blaze flared sky-high a few months ago. Now, the conflagration appears to be completely out of control. Need proof? Two words: Debian fork.
  • Android Wear Gets Its First Big Update

    Katherine Noyes
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Google's Android Wear on Thursday got its first major update, bringing GPS support and offline music capabilities to the wearables platform. "Android Wear is great for tracking things like route, distance and speed," wrote Kenny Stoltz, Android Wear product manager. "Before today, you had to keep your phone close at hand. Starting today, Wear supports watches with GPS sensors, so you can enjoy these features regardless of where your phone's at." The platform's new offline music capabilities enable users to store music on their smartwatch too.
  • Calculate Linux Provides Consistency by Design

    Jack M. Germain
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Calculate Linux 14 is a distribution designed with home and SMB users in mind. It is optimized for rapid deployment in corporate environments as well. Calculate gives users something no other Linux distro makes possible. The Xfce desktop session is customized to imitate the look of the KDE desktop environment. This design approach goes a long way toward making Calculate Linux a one-distro-fits-all solution. Individual users or entire departments can fine-tune user preferences and features without changing the common appearance or performance.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Phoronix

  • SIMD For JavaScript Continues Coming Along

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    SIMD for JavaScript continues to be worked on by Mozilla, Google, Intel, and others for better accelerating particular workloads in the web...
  • Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 With Intel HD Graphics

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    For those curious how the latest open-source Intel Linux graphics driver is performing against Intel's newest closed-source Windows OpenGL driver, we've put Ubuntu 14.10 (including a second run with the latest Linux kernel / Mesa) against Microsoft Windows 8.1 with the newest Intel GPU driver released earlier this month.
  • GNOME 3.15.1 Released

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    The first development snapshot for the GNOME 3.15 cycle is now available, which will end up being GNOME 3.16 come next March...
  • Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 Adds GCC 4.9, Nginx 1.6

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Red Hat has released their third update to their "Software Collections" that provide updated development tools/packages to RHEL6/RHEL7 users as an alternative to their default packages...
  • GLAMOR Acceleration Continues To Be Cleaned Up

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    Now that X.Org Server 1.17 RC1 has been released with a focus on improving GLAMOR and integrating the xf86-video-intel DDX, Keith Packard has written a blog post about the work that has gone on so far since GLAMOR's inception for optimizing and cleaning up this 2D-over-OpenGL acceleration method...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Yet Another Linux Blog

  • 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…
  • I am a Linux User

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

    jonobacon@home

  • Bad Voltage Turns 1

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

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

    jono
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today we are launching the Global Learning XPRIZE complete with Indigogo crowdfunding campaign. This is a $15 million competition in which teams are challenged to create Open Source software that will teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic in 18 months without the aid of a teacher. This is not designed to replace teachers but to instead provide an educational solution where little or none exists. There are 57 million children aged 5 – 12 in the world today who have no access to education. There are 250 million children below basic literacy levels, even after several years…
  • Ubuntu for Smartwatches?

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

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

    taint.org: Justin Mason's Weblog

  • Links for 2014-10-29

    dailylinks
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    AtScript a new “types for Javascript” framework, from the team behind Angular.js — they plan to “harmonize” it with TypeScript and pitch it for standardization, which would be awesome. (via Rob Clancy) (tags: via:robc atscript javascript typescript types languages coding google angular) Carbon vs Megacarbon and Roadmap ? · Issue #235 · graphite-project/carbon Carbon is a great idea, but fundamentally, twisted doesn’t do what carbon-relay or carbon-aggregator were built to do when hit with sustained and heavy throughput. Much to my chagrin, concurrency…
  • Links for 2014-10-28

    dailylinks
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    David Malone planning a commemoration of Dublin Mean Time next year Dublin had its own time zone, 25 minutes off what would become GMT, until 1916 (tags: 1916 dublin rising time dublin-mean-time dmt gmt perfidious-albion dunsink) Roshiak a Riak-based clone of Roshi, the CRDT server built on top of Redis. some day I’ll write up the CRDT we use on top of Voldemort in $work. Comments: https://lobste.rs/s/tim5xc (tags: riak roshi crdt redis storage time-series-data) Vodafone UK, Verizon add mandatory device-tracking token on all web requests ‘Verizon Wireless is monitoring…
  • Links for 2014-10-27

    dailylinks
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    PSA: don’t run ‘strings’ on untrusted files (CVE-2014-8485) ffs.Perhaps simply by the virtue of being a part of that bundle, the strings utility tries to leverage the common libbfd infrastructure to detect supported executable formats and “optimize” the process by extracting text only from specific sections of the file. Unfortunately, the underlying library can be hardly described as safe: a quick pass with afl (and probably with any other competent fuzzer) quickly reveals a range of troubling and likely exploitable out-of-bounds crashes due to very limited range…
  • Links for 2014-10-24

    dailylinks
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    YouTube on jittering periodic/timed events Good best-practice link (tags: youtube google best-practices architecture jitter cron periodic timing coding synchronization lockstep randomness)
  • Links for 2014-10-23

    dailylinks
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Hungary plans new tax on Internet traffic, public calls for rally 37p (EUR0.46) per GB — that’s a lot of money! bloody hell (tags: via:bela hungary bandwidth isps tax networking internet)
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Software

  • Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 With Intel HD Graphics

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    For those curious how the latest open-source Intel Linux graphics driver is performing against Intel's newest closed-source Windows OpenGL driver, we've put Ubuntu 14.10 (including a second run with the latest Linux kernel / Mesa) against Microsoft Windows 8.1 with the newest Intel GPU driver released earlier this month. For those curious how the latest open-source Intel Linux graphics driver is performing against Intel's newest closed-source Windows OpenGL driver, we've put Ubuntu 14.10 (including a second run with the latest Linux kernel / Mesa) against Microsoft Windows 8.1 with the newest…
  • GNOME 3.15.1 Released

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    The first development snapshot for the GNOME 3.15 cycle is now available, which will end up being GNOME 3.16 come next March... The first development snapshot for the GNOME 3.15 cycle is now available, which will end up being GNOME 3.16 come next March... Read more at Phoronix
  • LibreOffice 4.3.3 Released with 62 Bug Fixes

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    OMG!Ubuntu!: A new minor release of the hugely popular open-source office suite LibreOffice has been made available for immediate download.  A new minor release of the hugely popular open-source office suite LibreOffice has been made available for immediate download.   Read more at OMG! Ubuntu!
  • Russia's Yandex Web Browser Finally Released For Linux

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    After a several year wait, the Yandex Browser is now available for Linux... After a several year wait, the Yandex Browser is now available for Linux... Read more at Phoronix
  • Linux Kernel Finally Being Optimized For SSHDs

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    The Linux kernel is finally being optimized for use of solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs) that follow the ATA 3.2 standard... The Linux kernel is finally being optimized for use of solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs) that follow the ATA 3.2 standard... Read more at Phoronix
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    LWN.net

  • Security advisories for Thursday

    jake
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Debian has updated dokuwiki (multiple vulnerabilities). Red Hat has updated v8314-v8 (i.e. V8) (SC1: multiple vulnerabilities, several from 2013). Slackware has updated wget (code execution). Ubuntu has updated php5 (multiple vulnerabilities) and systemd-shim (14.10: denial of service).
  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 30, 2014

    corbet
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 30, 2014 is available.
  • A "highly critical public service announcement" from Drupal

    corbet
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    The Drupal project has put out an advisory that if you haven't already patched the recent SQL injection vulnerability, it's probably too late. "Automated attacks began compromising Drupal 7 websites that were not patched or updated to Drupal 7.32 within hours of the announcement of SA-CORE-2014-005 - Drupal core - SQL injection. You should proceed under the assumption that every Drupal 7 website was compromised unless updated or patched before Oct 15th, 11pm UTC, that is 7 hours after the announcement."
  • Security advisories for Wednesday

    ris
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    CentOS has updated kernel (C7: multiple vulnerabilities). Debian has updated iceweasel (multiple vulnerabilities). Fedora has updated file (F20: out-of-bounds read flaw), seamonkey (F20: multiple vulnerabilities), webkitgtk3 (F20: disable SSLv3 to address POODLE), and wpa_supplicant (F20: command execution). Mageia has updated kde4 (MG4: multiple vulnerabilities), konversation (information disclosure), mythtv (SSDP reflection attacks), php-ZendFramework (multiple vulnerabilities), quassel (information disclosure), and zabbix (local file inclusion). Mandriva has updated wget (symlink attack)…
  • [$] A Debian init system GR flurry

    corbet
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    One might have hoped that that Debian systemd debate would have wound down several months ago, after the technical committee decided the default init system question and especially after Matthew Vernon's general resolution on init system choice was withdrawn due to a lack of seconds. The Debian community, it seemed, was tired of this discussion and ready to move on. Given a few months to rest, though, even old, tiresome subjects can once again seem worthy of discussion. So now we have a return of the init system choice resolution — along with three alternatives of varying scope.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Softpedia News > Linux

  • Conspirationist Website Wants People to Boycott Linux and Use Minix

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    A new website has been launched, encouraging people to boycott the Linux kernel by avoiding all the distributions and products that use it, while pointing at the Minix kernel for a better alternative. This is not the first initiative of its kind. In fact, a similar website was released just a couple of weeks ago, asking users to support forking Debian because it adopted systemd. Now, the Linux kernel is the target and the website claims to be the work of multiple users (developers?). As you ... (read more)
  • Black Lab Education Desktop 6.0.1 to Be Supported Until 2022

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    Black Lab Education Desktop 6.0.1 Public Beta, a Linux distribution built for an education environment and based on the Black Lab Professional Desktop series, has been released and is available for testing. There are numerous Linux distributions that are oriented towards education, but you can never have too many in a domain such as this one. It's based on the Black Lab Professional Desktop, which is a very good and powerful solution. Interestingly enough, Black Lab Linux is actually based on... (read more)
  • 4MLinux Rescue Edition 10.1 Beta Helps Users with Data Recovery

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    4MLinux Rescue Edition, a special distribution that includes a wide set of system maintenance and recovery applications, has advanced to version 10.1 Beta and is now ready for testing. 4MLinux Rescue Edition is just one flavor in the 4MLinux ecosystem, but it's also one of the most useful, as it packs a large number of tools that can be used to salvage data or perform a backup on systems that are about to be erased or updated. You can never be too careful when you need to perform this kind of... (read more)
  • Steam Beta Update Brings HTML5 Support for Internal Web Browser

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Valve developers have released a new Steam Beta client and they have started another development cycle for this gaming platform, which has become a rather sought-after application. Very few applications get this kind of fame in such a short time, but that was to be expected with Steam. It's now one of the most used apps on Linux and it's even getting embedded by default in numerous distros. It's constantly getting improved with each new release and you can tell by the number of changes in the... (read more)
  • Ubuntu Touch 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Is Open for Business, First Image Is Out

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Canonical is moving forward with Ubuntu Touch, and a new development version of the mobile distribution has been made available, this time based on Ubuntu 15.04. A new branch of Ubuntu Touch based on the newly launched Vivid Vervet has been built, and the first images are now available to anyone who wants to try them. As usual, they are considered to be pretty unstable and it will be a while until they become safe enough to be tried as a daily driver. The Ubuntu team is now focusing all of i... (read more)
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    OSNews

  • Try Windows 93 Today

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    What if Microsoft released an operating system in the chasm between Windows 3.1 and Windows 95? It might look something like Windows 93, an interactive art project by Jankenpopp and Zombectro that you can try right in your browser.
  • Yosemite Hackintosh with UniBeast and MultiBeast

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Those who are eager to try out OS X Yosemite on any compatible Intel-based PC can follow a simple guide to install the same using UniBeast tool. The UniBeast tool creates a bootable installer via downloaded version of OS X Yosemite.
  • eComStation, OS/2 Warp and WarpStock

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    The Warpstock annual conference was held on Oct 24 to 26 on St. Louis, Missouri. These conferences are related to the OS/2 and eComStation platform. Currently there are two reviews of the event online at OS2World and at WarpCity2 blog. Between the relevant news there is a new company called "Arca Noae" that will focus on software development for the platform. They are working on ACPI, USB, Network and other drivers for the platform. Additionally Mensys also gave some light why there haven't been activity on the last year. Arca Noae announced driver releases and software subscription products…
  • Osquery From Facebook

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Facebook released an open-source tool for monitoring operating system state changes across large infrastructures, which could help engineers quickly diagnose performance and security issues.
  • Microsoft Band: A wearable device with support for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:17 am
    It's got a built-in GPS, so you can wear in around and don't have to take your phone. It's svelte and stylish. The display is small (keeping the device small) but it's high resolution and touchscreen. In addition to all the standard quantified self stuff, it supports mail, messaging, calendar, and alerts. It costs $199, and it's on sale now (for preorder). Most importantly, you can load it with Starbucks credit and use it to pay for lattes. Looks like a winner.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Tux Machines

  • Russia's Yandex Web Browser Finally Released For Linux

    Roy Schestowitz
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Yandex Browser is powered by Google's WebKit-forked Blink layout engine and based on the Chromium code-base. The Yandex Browser checks web page security against its systems and has other additions on top of the vanilla Chromium code. read more
  • Has the time come to rebrand open source?

    Roy Schestowitz
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    I wonder how many other businesses are experiencing the same problem. I'm keen to start a conversation about how others fair when selling FOSS solutions and whether its time to get together again and think again about a re-branding that will have my prospective customers asking, "OK tell us more" rather than "open sounds insecure". To that end I would like to nominate a brand new name that I have seen used in FOSS communities as a suitable candidate... Community Software. read more
  • Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 4.0, major new Linux Small Business Server release

    Roy Schestowitz
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Zentyal, developer of server technology natively interoperable with Microsoft® server products, today announced a new release of the Zentyal Linux small business server. Zentyal Server 4.0 aims at offering small and medium businesses (SMBs) a Linux based Small Business Server that can be set up in less than 30 minutes and is both easy-to-use and affordable. read more
  • Three great Android tools for Linux and Windows sysadmin

    Rianne Schestowitz
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    Systems administration isn't a simple job — and being able to respond to issues quickly is a definite plus. Not long ago, server problems meant receiving a phone alert followed by a trip to the data center to fix whatever was wrong. Today, having full-powered computers such as smartphones or tablets literally in your hand is a tremendous help when doing sysadmin. Load Android with a few key applications and you can remotely monitor servers and services, get alerts and warnings as they occur, and solve problems without any travel at all. read more
  • KDBUS Submitted For Review To The Mainline Linux Kernel

    Roy Schestowitz
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    It looks like KDBUS, the Linux kernel D-Bus implementation, is posed to be added to the next kernel release after Greg Kroah-Hartman sent out its patches today. read more
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    FreeBSD News Flash

  • FreeBSD 10.1-RC3 Available

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

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The July–September, 2014 Status Report is now available.
  • FreeBSD 10.1-RC2 Available

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The second RC build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
  • FreeBSD 10.1-RC1 Available

    4 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The first RC build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
  • FreeBSD 10.1-BETA3 Available

    28 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    The third BETA build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    OpenBSD Journal

  • OpenBSD 5.6 pre-orders arriving

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    Fred Crowson wrote in to say: Hi misc@ Just received my 5.6 disks in the post! Thanks to all the developers for your continued work in making another great OpenBSD release. Cheers Fred -- 5.6 in the wild: https://twitter.com/fcbsd/status/525618236667482112 Reports are coming in from all over the world from people getting their CDs early, the obvious benefit to pre-ordering. If you haven't ordered yet, you can still do so over at http://www.openbsdeurope.com/, or if you don't need physical media (you'll miss out on the stickers), you can simply make a donation. Please also consider getting…
  • The Book of PF 3rd ed Is Out, Win First Signed Copy by Donating to OpenBSD!

    26 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    As you may have heard elsewhere, The Book of PF is out in its third edition. Now author Peter Hansteen has received his author copies, and he has teamed up with the OpenBSD Foundation to auction off the first ever signed copy of the book. More details are to be found over at Peter's blog, but the main item is that the first physical copy of the new edition ever touched by and subsequently signed by its author is up on an ebay auction where all proceeds will go to the OpenBSD Foundation. For unsuccessful bidders, Peter urges them to donate the amount of their highest bid to the OpenBSD…
  • OpenBSD Passes 300,000 Commits

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) writes in with news that the OpenBSD source tree has seen its 300,000th commit. Ingo writes: According to http://www.oxide.org/cvs/OpenBSD.html OpenBSD just passed its three hundred thousandth commit. Read more...
  • BSDNow Episode 059: BSDって聞いたことある?

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:18 am
    On this week's episode, Kris and Allan interview Hiroki Sato, talk about BSD-related talks at XDC 2014, and all the odds and ends in this week's BSD news. Video HD Video MP3 Audio OGG Audio Torrent
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    GnomeFiles.org Apps

  • C-KIT-GUI-GTK 0.60.1 (GTK Development Tool)

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    C-KIT-GUI-GTK 0.60.1 (GTK Development Tool)C-KIT-GUI-GTK - is a user interface abstraction layer for C-programs - completely separates the application from the GUI-software - makes the application independent from the gui-system - is a graphical user interface toolkit simplifying the design of GUI\'s - is a C - library with sampleprograms - provides full OpenGL-integration - Linux interfaces to Gtk2 or Gtk3, 32-bit or 64-bit. - MS-Windows (XP, Win7) interfaces to Gtk2 - Functions use standard datatypes - have a unified callback-interface Programs using C-KIT-GUI-GTK: - gCAD3D…
  • Conky-Harmattan (Screenlet)

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    Conky-Harmattan (Screenlet)Harmattan the weather conky! For all info open the README folder. License: GPL Salute :) ------------------------------------- You can also find me here: http://zagortenay333.deviantart.com/changelog: [read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • XDecorations 0.1.3 (GTK Other Software)

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    XDecorations 0.1.3 (GTK Other Software)Some eye candy for the holidays, including lights, trees, snowmen, pumpkins, flying sleighs and witches. This is along the lines of xsnow/xpenguins, and allows you to set themeable decorations on the desktop, you can choose ( at the moment ) either Halloween or Xmas themes or you can add your own. You can set the speed of the various parts of the theme and their positions, either from the command line or from a config file, ( there is a documented default config file included ). This works with a number of different WM's, but please see the INSTALL file…
  • Claws Mail 3.11.1 (GTK Mail Application)

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Claws Mail 3.11.1 (GTK Mail Application)Claws Mail - the user-friendly, lightweight and fast email client![read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • Debreate - Debian Package Builder 0.7.10 (GTK Development Tool)

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Debreate - Debian Package Builder 0.7.10 (GTK Development Tool)Debreate is utility to aid in building Debian packages (deb). The goal is to make developing for Debian based Linux Debreate is a utility to aid in building Debian packages (.deb). The goal is to make packaging for Debian based Linux distributions more appealing with an easy to use interface for creating distributable archives of applications, artwork, media, and more. APT Repository (outdated): deb http://debreate.sf.net/apt debreate main Public Key: http://debreate.sf.net/apt/pubkey.asc Debreate was inspired by packin:…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

    SK Mezanul Haque
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Dropbox is one of the most popular online cloud storage provider. Last time the cloud service was a victim of hacking, it started offering two-factor authorization, also known as 2-step verification for better security. Late Monday, an anonymous person posted a series of posts on Pastebin, claiming to have in possession nearly seven million Dropbox accounts including passwords. To be exact, the poster claimed to have 6,937,081 of compromised Dropbox account credentials. As a proof, that hacker(s) posted Pastebin files with a few hundred username and password pairs as…
  • Latest Chrome Browser Update: Download Google Chrome 38

    SK Mezanul Haque
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 38 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a major update bumping up the version number to 38.0.2125.101. It comes with a number of fixes and improvements to the web browser. The fixes and improvements includes a number of new apps, extension APIs and a lot of under the hood changes for stability and performance. If you are a Google Chrome user, the web browser should download the update and install it automatically. Tip! Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. You can view the…
  • Keyboard Shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

    SK Mezanul Haque
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Microsoft released Windows Technical Preview of Windows 10 operating system recently. After the announcement, much has been written and much will be written about it. Skipping Windows 9, as was the expected name for the successor of Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1), Windows 10 comes with a new Start Menu, custom user interface for different devices and more. Technical Preview of Windows 10 is available to everyone who wants to test the upcoming version of Windows operating and optionally help Microsoft by providing useful feedback. Many people may say that Microsoft is following the footsteps of…
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview Released, Download Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Microsoft has released Windows 10 Technical Preview for testing. You can download Windows 10 Technical Preview now from the official website. Microsoft also launched its free Windows Insider Program. You need to sign up for free Windows Insider Program to give your feedback about the new Windows 10 Technical Preview. Since the operating system is a “Technical Preview” edition and not Windows 10 final edition, it is recommended to install it on a virtual machine. You can easily use any virtual machine software like Virtual Box or VMWare. Virtual Box is a freeware application but…
  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

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

    Linux

  • Cloudy with a chance of data fails

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

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

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    This could be the power ranger of the tech. world. The super hero of gadget kind everywhere. An idea I had pop up from somewhere in the wobbling mass of protein jelly I call a brain. I would be interested in learning what you think.   It started with an earlier article I wrote concerning that...
  • Skills vs Skillz

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    I remember in my childhood a magazine that I used to love reading. It had crazy caricatures, weird stories and off the wall comics. In short it was a Mad magazine. One of those comics, one of my favourites, was called "Spy vs Spy" and it was about a black spy and a white spy battling it out in an en...
  • Do we have too much tech?

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Computers, laptops, tablets, phones, watches, televisions, music players, fitness bands and soon the internet of things. Any one of you could have at least three and most probably all of the above mentioned items. Is that too much?   Most of those all have one thing in common, they are all, a...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Linux notes from DarkDuck

  • We would like to thank the Zorin OS team

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    I'm currently working as the only IT staff member at a small neighbourhood council that is dedicated to helping our neighbours as much as we can by providing various services such as reconditioning schools, parks, and in my case computers.Now recent we received a huge batch of laptops (Lenovo Thinkpad T60) as donations. We use these laptops so they can provide online and local training to youth workers so they can learn work skills and etiquette that will be essential for them to advance their careers professionally. The issue we are currently facing with these laptops is that the hardware is…
  • Linux notes from DarkDuck blog is now 4 years old!

    13 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    It was 4 years ago when the first post was published in English on this blog, Linux notes from DarkDuck.Do you remember that time? I think there are not that many of you who do. How may of my readers joined the Linux community after I started the blog? Are there any who was influenced by me on this road? I hope at least couple of you are...Congratulations to everyone!And, of course, stay tuned for more interesting stuff to come...
  • Users don't want Ubuntu 14.10

    6 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Linux notes from DarkDuck announced a poll few weeks ago. The poll contained two questions:Are you waiting for Ubuntu 14.10 release?Are you planning to update/upgrade/install Ubuntu 14.10 on your computer?It is time now to announce the results of the poll.In total, almost 600 users voted between the 9th of September and the 1st of October 2014. It is the most representative poll on this blog so far.The simplest would be to represent results as a table: Are you waiting forUbuntu 14.10 release? Are you planning to update / upgrade / install Ubuntu 14.10 on your computer? No 305 No 266 Yes 39…
  • The hair loss cure for new Linux users

    24 Sep 2014 | 4:54 pm
    If you've spent countless hours making an open source operating system run perfectly on your machine, how about sharing it? You will save new users from the same hair loss or mental breakdown that you experienced. Distroshare.com is a new site that makes it easy to share and download installable distributions for specific hardware or purposes. This has the potential to increase the number of people using Linux and other open source OSes.If you have been using Linux for a while now, it is pretty clear to you why Linux hasn't taken off on the desktop. Installing Linux distributions on standard…
  • Order your personal copy of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu 14.10

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    It is not the first time I announce something similar, so my old readers know what I mean...With the coming release of next version of Ubuntu 14.10 just a month away, many of you already looking for downloading of your own ISO image of the system. Yes, that's the next version, codenamed Utopic Unicorn.But many of you are not so lucky, and will need to wait longer, because you can not or do not want to create their own CDs with operating system images.We can help!You can pre-order your own copy of Ubuntu 14.10 (or Xubuntu, or Lubuntu, or Kubuntu) right now. It means that a DVD with your…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Ubuntu Musings

  • Easing into open source

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

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

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

    Scott Nesbitt
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    How to use the awk command Is the cloudbook the future of Linux? 5 must-have apps for rooted Android devices Cheat: the ultimate Linux command line cheatsheet – http://www.tecmint.com/cheat-command-line-cheat-sheet-for-linux-users/ Faxing, from the command line Related posts: Blog posts, now with more Creative Commons A few links of interest A few links of interest
  • Taking aim at 6 myths and whines surrounding Linux

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

    OMG! Ubuntu!

  • LibreOffice 4.3.3 Released with 62 Bug Fixes

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    A new minor release of the hugely popular open-source office suite LibreOffice has been made available for immediate download. The post LibreOffice 4.3.3 Released with 62 Bug Fixes first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Humble Indie Bundle 13 Marks Over 100 Games Brought to Linux

    Sam Tran
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Humble Indie Bundle 13 is here and marks the Humble Bundle's 100th game brought to Linux! The post Humble Indie Bundle 13 Marks Over 100 Games Brought to Linux first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • How to Install and Setup ‘My Weather Indicator’ in Ubuntu 14.10

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    There's no drought of ways to be kept abreast of the weather on the Ubuntu desktop and My Weather Indicator is one of the best. The post How to Install and Setup ‘My Weather Indicator’ in Ubuntu 14.10 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Ubuntu Survey Results Show Unity, Heron’s and Dual-Boots Are Popular

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    One week and 15,000 responses later, the results of our Ubuntu at 10 Reader Survey are finally ready to serve up. And they make for some fascinating mid-morning coffee-break reading. The post Ubuntu Survey Results Show Unity, Heron’s and Dual-Boots Are Popular first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Here We Go Again: Ubuntu 15.04 Now Open for Development

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Barely 24 hours after the Utopic Unicorn finally bolted from the stable stable, Ubuntu 15.04 has opened its doors for development. The post Here We Go Again: Ubuntu 15.04 Now Open for Development first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Benjamin Kerensa

  • Such a Utopic Unicorn

    Benjamin Kerensa
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:42 pm
    I want to congratulate the Ubuntu Teams on releasing another solid release of Ubuntu. I would like to take a moment to encourage those installing and upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn to enable Telemetry and Firefox Health Report on Firefox. If you are feeling adventurous, we can always use testers of Firefox Nightly not […]
  • Event Planning Protips

    Benjamin Kerensa
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I wanted to share some tips I have for running events. In the last seven years or so, I have run events that were small meetup style events all the way up to conferences where accountability and planning spanned dealing with thousands of attendees and a large team of volunteers to get work done. Here […]
  • Off to Berlin

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

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

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

    Xmodulo

  • How to run SQL queries against Apache log files on Linux

    Gabriel Cánepa
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    One of the distinguishing features of Linux is that, under normal circumstances, you should be able to know what is happening and has happened on your system by analyzing one or more system logs. Indeed, system logs are the first resource a system administrator tends to look to while troubleshooting system or application issues. In […]Continue reading... The post How to run SQL queries against Apache log files on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to monitor common services with Nagios How to set up RainLoop webmail in Ubuntu…
  • How to create and manage LXC containers on Ubuntu

    Dan Nanni
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    While the concept of containers was introduced more than a decade ago to manage shared hosting environments securely (e.g., FreeBSD jails), Linux containers such as LXC or Docker have gone mainstream only recently with the rising need to deploy applications for the cloud. While Docker is getting all the media spotlight these days with strong […]Continue reading... The post How to create and manage LXC containers on Ubuntu appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to manage Linux containers with Docker on Ubuntu How to run Docker containers on CentOS or Fedora
  • How to install LEMP stack (nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and php) on CentOS

    Dan Nanni
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The LEMP stack is an increasingly popular web service stack, powering mission-critical web services in many production environments. As the name implies, the LEMP stack is composed of Linux, nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP. nginx is a high performance and lightweight replacement of slow and hard-to-scale Apache HTTP server used in the traditional LAMP stack. MariaDB […]Continue reading... The post How to install LEMP stack (nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and php) on CentOS appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to monitor common services with Nagios…
  • How to encrypt files and directories with eCryptFS on Linux

    Christopher Valerio
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    You do not have to be a criminal or work for the CIA to use encryption. You simply don't want anybody to spy on your financial data, family pictures, unpublished manuscripts, or secret notes where you have jotted down startup ideas which you think can make you super rich. I have heard people telling me […]Continue reading... The post How to encrypt files and directories with eCryptFS on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to password protect a folder or directory on Linux How to PGP encrypt, decrypt or digitally sign files via GnuPG GUI How to create an encrypted disk…
  • How to download an ISO image with BitTorrent fast and safely from the command line

    Dan Nanni
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    If you are one of those guys who have urge to try out every new (or even beta) release of Linux distribution to satisfy your curiosity and stay up-to-date, you will need to deal with the hassle of downloading big ISO images every now and then. ISO providers typically put up .torrent file of their […]Continue reading... The post How to download an ISO image with BitTorrent fast and safely from the command line appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to PGP encrypt, decrypt or digitally sign files via GnuPG GUI How to set up Clam Antivirus, SpamAssassin and MailScanner on Ubuntu mail…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    blackMORE Ops

  • IPv6 issues: Localized Denial-of-service caused by incorrect NXDOMAIN responses from AAAA queries

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

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

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

    blackMORE Ops
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... bash history command is very useful. It gives you an complete view of what commands you ran. By default bash  historycommand will give you all your previous commands with Line numbers. It’s the default behavior. However when you’re trying to copy-paste those commands again, you have to manually remove those Line numbers. This becomes rather […] The post How to view Bash history without line numbers? appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Check for Shellshock Bash Vulnerability and how to fix it

    blackMORE Ops
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... A flaw was found in the way Bash evaluated certain specially crafted environment variables. An attacker could use this flaw to override or bypass environment restrictions to execute shell commands. Certain services and applications allow remote unauthenticated attackers to provide environment variables, allowing them to exploit this issue. In this guide we will show how […] The post Check for Shellshock Bash Vulnerability and how to fix it appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Linux Tutorials , Commands » Linux Tutorials , Commands

  • Shell Scripting – Checking Conditions with if

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

    Pradeep Kumar
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    Zypper is command line interface in SuSE Linux which is used to  install, update, remove software, manage repositories, perform various queries, and lot more. In this article we will discuss different examples of zypper command . Syntax : # zypper [--global-opts] <command> [--command-opts] [command-arguments] The components mentioned in brackets are not required. The simplest way to execute zypper is to type its name followed by the command. Example:1 List the available global options & commands. Open the Terminal , type the Zypper command and press enter , it will display all the…
  • How to Install MariaDB in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Pradeep Kumar
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    MariaDB is an Open Source database Server & It is 100 % compatible  with MySQL, drop-in replacement to MySQL database server. Background of MariaDB : In 2008, MySQL was acquired by Sun Microsystems, which was in turn acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2010. While the initial acquisition by Sun was hailed by many in the MySQL community as exactly what the project needed, that sentiment did not last, and the subsequent acquisition by Oracle was unfortunately met with far lower expectations. Many of MySQL’s developers left Sun and Oracle to work on new projects . Among them was Michael…
  • Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Installation Guide with Screenshots

    Pradeep Kumar
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Overview : Linux Mint is a Linux based desktop level operating system for the home users and companies can use it at no cost and which is as efficient, easy to use, and elegant as possible. Linux mint is designed for most of the modern system, including x86 & x64 PCs. The main focus of Linux Mint is to make desktop more usable and more efficient for day to day tasks for the users. This OS is dependent on the Ubuntu & debian projects because it uses their system as a base. In this post we will go through the installation Steps of ‘Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon‘ Step:1 Download the…
  • 17 Squid Proxy Server Interview Questions & Answers

    Pradeep Kumar
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Q:1 What is Proxy Server and why it is used ? Ans: A proxy server provides Internet access to different users at same time i.e by sharing a single Internet connection. A good proxy server also provides for caching of the requests, which helps to access data from local resources rather fetching the data from web thus reducing access time and bandwidth. Q:2 What is Squid and its features ? Ans: Squid is proxy server for UNIX like operating system, A Squid proxy server filters Web traffic and caches frequently accessed files. A proxy server limits Internet bandwidth usage, speeds up Web access,…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Rude Otter

  • LEMP stack installation scripts for Ubuntu 14.04

    James Bradach
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    By James Bradach This weekend I overhauled my quick-lemp scripts for automating part of the server setup and LEMP stack installation process. The basic functionality is the same: standard new server setup is performed and a fully functioning LEMP stack is installed along with a … Continued The post LEMP stack installation scripts for Ubuntu 14.04 appeared first on Rude Otter. Related posts: LEMP stack deployment script for Ubuntu 12.04 A LAMP stack with Nginx is a LEMP stack LEMP set up with Nginx, uWSGI, and MariaDB on Ubuntu 12.04
  • Obtain and install a free SSL certificate on Nginx

    James Bradach
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    By James Bradach Until the past year I never really bothered to put my projects behind SSL. It always seemed like more of a hassle than it was worth, and I didn’t like the idea of paying $50+ for a properly-signed SSL certificate when none … Continued The post Obtain and install a free SSL certificate on Nginx appeared first on Rude Otter. Related posts: First Look at Google Domains Install Redmine with Nginx, Puma, and MariaDB/MySQL on Ubuntu 14.04 Domain forwarding using Amazon S3 and Route 53
  • Poodlebleed exploits SSL 3.0

    James Bradach
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    By James Bradach Despite being 15 years old, and theoretically replaced by TLS, SSL 3.0 is still in widespread use. As luck would have it, yesterday Google researchers revealed a vulnerability in 3.0 which allows for the decryption of secure connections. Poodlebleed is a vulnerability … Continued The post Poodlebleed exploits SSL 3.0 appeared first on Rude Otter. Related posts: Update Bash on Linux and Mac machines to protect against ShellShock vulnerability Obtain and install a free SSL certificate on Nginx VirtualBox bug causes display problems in Chrome and Chromium
  • Quick Introduction to DNS

    Guest Blogger
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    By Guest Blogger This is a guest post by Marcus Lyons. In computer networks, every single machine is identified by a numerical label called an IP address like 203.0.113.1 (IPv4) or 2001:0db8:0f61:a1ff:0000:0000:0000:0080 (IPv6). As IP addresses are hard to remember, the Domain Name … Continued The post Quick Introduction to DNS appeared first on Rude Otter. Related posts: Does TLD make a difference in domain transfers First Look at Google Domains Domain forwarding using Amazon S3 and Route 53
  • Nginx and uWSGI configuration for Flask app deployment

    James Bradach
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By James Bradach For someone new to application or server deployment (or any field, really), the vast assortment of commands, arguments, variables, and parameters can be overwhelming. That’s why I encourage friends and coworkers to break those daunting projects into smaller, more digestible … Continued The post Nginx and uWSGI configuration for Flask app deployment appeared first on Rude Otter. Related posts: LEMP set up with Nginx, uWSGI, and MariaDB on Ubuntu 12.04 LEMP stack deployment script for Ubuntu 12.04 A LAMP stack with Nginx is a LEMP stack
Log in