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  • Neptune OS 4.2 Features a Refreshing KDE Desktop – Gallery

    Softpedia News > Linux
    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Neptune OS, a Linux operating system fully based upon Debian "Wheezy," is now at version 4.2 and comes with an impressive array of changes and modifications, improving the original release a great deal. ZevenOS-Neptune 4.x branch is called "It's all about you" and it was initially made available back in June. This is the second update for the distribution and the devs have refined some of the features and have added some new packages into the mix. The system is based on KDE, but don't expect... (read more)
  • City of Berlin Going from OpenOffice Back to Microsoft Office

    Linuxtoday.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
     softpedia: The usual trend is to see cities adopt open source software and renounce the use of proprietary solutions, but in the city of Berlin things are moving in the opposite direction.
  • Disaster as CryptoWall encrypts US firm's entire server installation

    LinuxSecurity.com - Latest News
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: "Here is a tale of ransomware that will make your blood run cold," announced Stu Sjouwerman of security training firm KnowBe4 in a company newsletter this week and he wasn't exaggerating.
  • Calibre 2.7 eBook Reader and Converter Gets Kindle Voyage Support

    Softpedia News > Linux
    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    A new release of the Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software is now out and comes with support for a very important and new device, Kindle Voyage. Calibre is the go-to application when it comes to eBook editing or conversion. This application, regardless of the platform it's used on, is the best at what it does. It has too many features to count and its functions can be enhanced with the help of plugins, if necessary. The developer usually pushes out updates on a weekly... (read more)
  • Bad Voltage Turns 1

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    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…
 
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    LXer Linux News

  • Network Android apps

    Tam Hanna
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    As mobile data started to become cheaper and faster, users began to acquaint themselves with a variety of ‘always-on’ applications. Services such as WhatsApp would not have worked in a time when mobile internet access was billed by the minute.
  • Xubuntu 14.10 Screenshot Tour

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 14.10. To celebrate the 14.10 code name 'Utopic Unicorn' and to demonstrate the easy customisability of Xubuntu, highlight colors have been turned pink for this release. You can easily revert this change by using the theme configuration application under the Settings Manager; simply turn Custom Highlight Colors 'Off' and click 'Apply'. Of course, if you wish, you can change the highlight color to something you like better than the default blue. Starting with Xubuntu 14.10, you should use pkexec instead of gksudo for…
  • Ubuntu 14.10 released + 10 years anniversary!

    Vanack Sabbadium
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    This past tuesday has been released the latest Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn"!But that's not all... This particular release signs the 10th year anniversary of my favourite OS of all time!
  • How to download an ISO image with BitTorrent fast and safely from the command line

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    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…
  • Basic MySQL database administration on a Linux VPS

    RoseHosting
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    MySQL is one of the most popular relational database management systems (RDBMS).
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  • 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…
 
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    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.
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  • 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…
 
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  • 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…
  • Time to Test Plasma 5's Second Release

    jriddell
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Put your testing hats on, Plasma 5 has a beta release. The second version of Plasma 5 is due out in under two weeks and now is your chance to test it for bugs which have crept in. It features a bunch of missing features which have been added back such as the much requested icon only task bar. The Visual Design Group have been hard at work over the last three months adding a Qt 4 Breeze theme to make all KDE applications fit into the desktop and many new icons as part of the Breeze icon theme. Check for packages for your distro and try it out.
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    Network World Open Source Subnet

  • Google's fully driverless car looking less realistic by the day

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Certain features of the driverless car have been slowly making their way into the real world in the past few years. Car companies have begun touting their new models' ability to parallel park themselves, or to identify people or objects in the road and auto-brake before hitting them, among other things.Ford is the latest company to embrace autonomous driving technology, announcing recently that its 2015 Mondeo sedans released in Europe will feature pedestrian detection technology, which “will scan the road for pedestrians and issue a warning,” Ford’s manager of driver assist…
  • The Linux desktop-a-week review: LXDE

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    I feel a little bad right now.Over the last two weeks I’ve run nothing but LXDE as my primary Linux Desktop Environment (other than a few excursions into Android land). Been using LXDE. Been enjoying LXDE.But I have practically nothing to really say about LXDE. I feel like, after all this time, I should have something interesting to talk about. But I just plain don’t.It’s fast, blisteringly fast. And it’s damned lightweight too. After that, things get pretty boring.LXDE is built on GTK+, which means GTK-based apps are right at home. So that’s a plus, I suppose. Though that really…
  • Ello bets its life on ad-free, privacy-focused social networking

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Social networking newcomer Ello, which saw a massive increase in popularity last month after unintentionally serving as an alternative to those protesting Facebook’s controversial name policy, recently raised $5.5 million in Series A funding from Colorado-based venture capital firm Foundry Group.The funding might come as a surprise to some given Ello’s stance on advertising and user privacy, namely in that it rejects the former and has vowed to protect the latter. Investors need to eventually see a return on the money they give to their startups. In order to provide that return, the past…
  • Why my stance on Google Glass is dumb

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    I make no sense.Gadgets? Love 'em. All of 'em. Just about any type of gadget you can dream up is, in my opinion, radical.But not Google Glass. For some utterly unexplainable reason I have been staunchly anti-Glass. I had the opportunity to pick one up early on and I outright refused. And you know what's crazy? That $1,500 price tag wasn't even the reason I became anti-Glass (though $1,500... let's be honest... that's a tough pill to swallow). Nope, it was just my own personal bias. Oh, hell, let's call it what it is – my anti-Glass bigotry.The basis for me putting Glass in a corner? I have…
  • Quick Look: Ubuntu 14.10

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic UnicornImage by flickr/Pierre CanteUbuntu 14.10 is the latest version of Canonical’s iconic desktop operating system. This time around the focus is on application updates, as well as maintenance and stability improvements. The Linux kernel has been updated to 3.16, and most applications have been updated as well.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

  • 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.
  • Discourse

    Reuven Lerner
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Back when I started to use the Internet in 1988, there was a simple way to get answers to your technical questions. You would go onto "Netnews", also known as Usenet, and you would post your question to one of the forums. There were forums, or "newsgroups", on nearly every possible topic, from programming languages to religions to humor. more>>
  • Non-Linux FOSS: Remember Burning ISOs?

    Shawn Powers
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    I was chatting with a Windows-using friend recently, and he wanted to try Linux on one of his older computers. I always like those sorts of conversations, and so I kept chatting, walking him through setting up Unetbootin to create a USB installer and so on and so on. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to get the USB drive to boot. more>>
  • Integrating Trac, Jenkins and Cobbler—Customizing Linux Operating Systems for Organizational Needs

    David Brown
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Organizations supporting Linux operating systems commonly have a need to build customized software to add or replace packages on production systems. This need comes from timing and policy differences between customers and the upstream distribution maintainers. more>>
 
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    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>>
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    Linux News

  • New Features in Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop and Server

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Codenamed "Utopic Unicorn", 14.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
  • A victory for free software over the "Microsoft tax"

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    The Italian Supreme Court issued a judgment1 that bans the "Microsoft tax," a commercial practice that discourages users from converting their PCs to GNU/Linux or other free operating systems by forcing them to pay for a Windows license with their PCs. PC producers in Italy now cannot refuse to refund the price of the license to purchasers that will not run Windows.
  • prompt_toolkit 0.21

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:48 am
    It ships with a nice interactive Python shell built on top of the library. ``prompt_toolkit`` could be a replacement for ``readline``, but it can be much more than that.
  • openSUSE Tumbling, Fedora Slipping, and Calculating Linux

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    The big news today is the merger of openSUSE Factory and Tumbleweed. Fedora 21 is delayed again due to numerous blockers.
  • LiveCode 7.0 Launched: Increase App Downloads and Revenue with App Localization

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    Today RunRev Ltd announced the release of LiveCode 7, a major new revision of their multi-platform app development environment. Full, seamless support for creating apps that work in multiple languages has been added to this version.
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    Linux.com - All Content

  • Google’s Nest Buys Linux Automation Firm, Adds Five Partners

    LinuxGizmos
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Google’s Nest Labs acquired Revolv, a maker of Linux-based home automation devices, and announced five new Nest-compatible devices. including the Pebble. After Google acquired Nest Labs in January $3.2 billion, placing a stake in the fast-growing home automation business, Nest acquired home surveillance camera maker Dropcam in June for $555...
  • How an Unprecedented Face-to-face Meeting of 11 Geeks Will Make the Internet More Secure

    Administrator
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Quartz: OpenSSL developers met in person for the first time ever at LinuxCon Europe 2014.
  • How to Get Open Source Android

    Carla Schroder
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Google's official Android really isn't all that open. Learn where open source Android is hiding, and how to install and use it.
  • Taiga, a New Open Source Project Management Tool with Focus on Usability

    OpenSource.com
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Whether you are a developer, project manager, or a stakeholder of any level—you’d like to have a clear view of where the project is headed. Are the deadlines being continuously achieved? How is the load on developers? How much of the project is complete? What is next for you in...
  • More Fedora Delays: Fedora 21 Beta Slips

    Phoronix
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    While the Fedora 21 Alpha release was challenged by multiple delays that put it back one month, the delays aren't over yet. At yesterday's first Go/No-Go meeting for the Fedora 21 Beta, it was determined that the beta release isn't quite ready yet...
 
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    LinuxInsider

  • 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.
  • Reading and Writing and Open Source

    Jack M. Germain
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Digital textbooks with open-licensed content -- and sometimes even complete open source textbooks -- are two publishing models that are starting to change the way students and teachers interact with subject material. The budget-busting prices of traditional printed textbooks and the ubiquity of mobile devices in schools have provided textbook authors and educational leaders with convincing reasons to give students an alternative. Textbook publishers are offering digital alternatives to traditional printed books.
  • FOSS and the Fear Factor

    Katherine Noyes
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    In a world that's been dominated for far too long by the Systemd Inferno, Linux fans will have to be forgiven if they seize perhaps a bit too gleefully upon the scraps of cheerful news that come along on any given day. Of course, for cheerful news, there's never any better place to look than the Reglue effort. Run by longtime Linux advocate and all-around-hero-for-kids Ken Starks, as alert readers may recall, Reglue just last week launched a brand-new fundraising effort on Indiegogo to support its efforts over the coming year.
  • For Gentoo Linux Initiates, Iron Penguin May Be Too Heavy

    Jack M. Germain
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Gentoo Linux can be either an experienced Linux user's ideal desktop choice or a new user's worst computing nightmare. I am not talking about being new to the Linux OS. I mean just plain and simple new to Gentoo Linux. The Linux OS has many dozens of specialized distributions. Many of them are easy to install and need only a few settings adjustments to perform as desired. Some distros, however, can be a bit more challenging to master. Gentoo Linux is very easy If you don't go beyond the live session in the most recent Iron Penguin release.
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    Phoronix

  • Dead Island GOTY Now Available On Linux/SteamOS

    25 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    For those longing to play the Dead Island action RPG / survival horror game on Linux, the Game of the Year Edition of Dead Island is now available!..
  • Ubuntu 14.04 In The Power8 Cloud From RunAbove

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Yesterday I shared my preview of RunAbove's PowerPC cloud using IBM's latest POWER8 CPUs. RunAbove's PowerPC cloud currently offers an instance type up to 176 threads, for which I've spent the past few days of benchmarking. While initially the only operating system enabled in the POWER8 cloud was Fedora 19, now Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is also an option...
  • KDE With Theoretical Client-Side Decorations, Windows 10 Influence

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    KDE contributor and graphics designer Ken Vermette has penned an interesting series of KDE "What if..." articles where he talks about (and has some visual mock-ups) about what KDE might look like with client-side decorations along and separately if KDE were to use Windows 10 design components...
  • Sandusky Lee: Great Cabinets For Storing All Your Computer Gear

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    If you're after some metal storage cabinets for housing all your extra computer gear, the Sandusky Lee Welded Steel Classic Storage Cabinet is a winner...
  • Open-Source Radeon 2D Performance Is Better With Ubuntu 14.10

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    While we're most often looking at the OpenGL 3D performance of the Linux graphics drivers, in the tests currently being done of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS vs. Ubuntu 14.10 are also a number of 2D graphics benchmarks. In the article today are our 2D benchmarks between Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 for various AMD Radeon graphics cards and it shows off significant performance improvements.
 
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  • 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…
 
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  • 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…
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  • 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)
  • Links for 2014-10-22

    dailylinks
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Jauter This Java library can route paths to targets and create paths from targets and params (reverse routing). This library is tiny, without additional dependencies, and is intended for use together with an HTTP server side library. If you want to use with Netty, see netty-router. (tags: java jauter scala request-routing http netty open-source) “Viewstamped Replication Revisited”, Liskov and Cowling [pdf] classic replication paper, via aphyr: ‘This paper presents an updated version of Viewstamped Replication, a replication technique that handles failures in which nodes…
  • Links for 2014-10-21

    dailylinks
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    BioBrick Holy shit we are living in the future. BioBrick parts are DNA sequences which conform to a restriction-enzyme assembly standard.[1][2] These Lego-like building blocks are used to design and assemble synthetic biological circuits, which would then be incorporated into living cells such as Escherichia coli cells to construct new biological systems.[3] Examples of BioBrick parts include promoters, ribosomal binding sites (RBS), coding sequences and terminators. (via Soren) (tags: via:sorenrags biobricks fabrication organisms artificial-life biology e-coli genetic-engineering) Is Docker…
  • Links for 2014-10-20

    dailylinks
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Load testing Apache Kafka on AWS This is a very solid benchmarking post, examining Kafka in good detail. Nicely done. Bottom line: I basically spend 2/3 of my work time torture testing and operationalizing distributed systems in production. There’s some that I’m not so pleased with (posts pending in draft forever) and some that have attributes that I really love. Kafka is one of those systems that I pretty much enjoy every bit of, and the fact that it performs predictably well is only a symptom of the reason and not the reason itself: the authors really know what they’re…
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  • How an Unprecedented Face-to-face Meeting of 11 Geeks Will Make the Internet More Secure

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Quartz: OpenSSL developers met in person for the first time ever at LinuxCon Europe 2014. Six months ago, when the Heartbleed bug threatened your bank account, your passwords, and your online life, people suddenly cared about OpenSSL, the open source version of crucial security standards that keep safe huge swathes of the internet. They wanted to know what it all meant and who was responsible for keeping them safe. (As it happens, the people most closely involved were two middle-aged guys called Steve But at LinuxCon Europe 2014, a conference…
  • Rise of Linux – a Hacker’s History

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Richard Hillesley looks back to the halcyon days of software hacking to explore the origin of the spirit of Linux. The original code of Linux was written for fun, or in Eric Raymond’s phrase, to ‘scratch the itch’ of Linus Torvalds, and later to satisfy the enthusiasm and programming itch of an assortment of hackers and hobbyists who, for the most part, had grown up in the age of the ZX80 and the BBC Micro, Acorns and Apricots, for which the code was often available – and hackable. For those who spent their childhood or adolescence delving…
  • openSUSE Factory and Tumbleweed to Merge

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    The openSUSE project has announced that the "Factory" and "Tumbleweed" distributions will merge into a single rolling distribution (called "Tumbleweed").  The openSUSE project has announced that the "Factory" and "Tumbleweed" distributions will merge into a single rolling distribution (called "Tumbleweed"). There is also an FAQ posting about the merger. "With the vast improvements to the Factory development process over the last 2 years, we effectively found ourselves as a project with not one, but two rolling release distributions in addition to our main regular release distribution.
  • Distribution Release: Ubuntu Kylin 14.10

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    Ubuntu Kylin is a special edition of Ubuntu tailored to Chinese speakers in mainland China.  Ubuntu Kylin is a special edition of Ubuntu tailored to Chinese speakers in mainland China. As has been the tradition over the past couple of years, a new version of Ubuntu Kylin has been released at the same time as Ubuntu 14.10: "We are glad to announce the.... Read more at DistroWatch
  • More Fedora Delays: Fedora 21 Beta Slips

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    While the Fedora 21 Alpha release was challenged by multiple delays that put it back one month, the delays aren't over yet. At yesterday's first Go/No-Go meeting for the Fedora 21 Beta, it was determined that the beta release isn't quite ready yet... While the Fedora 21 Alpha release was challenged by multiple delays that put it back one month, the delays aren't over yet. At yesterday's first Go/No-Go meeting for the Fedora 21 Beta, it was determined that the beta release isn't quite ready yet... Read more at Phoronix
 
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  • Taiga, a new open source project management tool with focus on usability (Opensource.com)

    ris
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Opensource.com takes a look at the Taiga project management tool. "It started with the team at Kaleidos, a Madrid-based company that builds software for both large corporations and startups. Though much of their time is spent working for clients, several times a year they break off for their own Personal Innovation Weeks (ΠWEEK). These are weeklong hack-a-thons dedicated to personal improvement and prototyping internal ideas of all sorts. While there, they unanimously decided to solve the biggest of their own problems: project management. Taiga was born, and by early 2014, the team at…
  • Friday's security advisories

    ris
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Debian has updated pidgin (multiple vulnerabilities). Mageia has updated ctags (denial of service), ejabberd (incorrectly allows unencrypted connections), iceape (multiple vulnerabilities), libxml2 (denial of service), lua (code execution), openssl (multiple vulnerabilities), and phpmyadmin (cross-site scripting). Mandriva has updated ctags (denial of service), ejabberd (incorrectly allows unencrypted connections), java-1.7.0-openjdk (multiple vulnerabilities), libxml2 (denial of service), lua (code execution), openssl (multiple vulnerabilities), and phpmyadmin (cross-site scripting). Red Hat…
  • openSUSE Factory and Tumbleweed to merge

    corbet
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    The openSUSE project has announced that the "Factory" and "Tumbleweed" distributions will merge into a single rolling distribution (called "Tumbleweed"). There is also an FAQ posting about the merger. "With the vast improvements to the Factory development process over the last 2 years, we effectively found ourselves as a project with not one, but two rolling release distributions in addition to our main regular release distribution. GregKH signalled his intention to stop maintaining Tumbleweed as a 'rolling-released based on the current release'. It seemed a natural decision then to bring…
  • Garrett: Linux Container Security

    jake
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Matthew Garrett considers the security of Linux containers on his blog. While the attack surface of containers is likely to always be larger than that of hypervisors, that difference may not matter in practice, but it's going to take some work to get there: I suspect containers can be made sufficiently secure that the attack surface size doesn't matter. But who's going to do that work? As mentioned, modern container deployment tools make use of a number of kernel security features. But there's been something of a dearth of contributions from the companies who sell container-based services.
  • Schaller: GStreamer Conference 2014 talks online

    jake
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    On his blog, Christian Schaller announced the availability of videos from the recently completed GStreamer Conference. "For those of you who like me missed this years GStreamer Conference the recorded talks are now available online thanks to Ubicast. Ubicast has been a tremendous partner for GStreamer over the years making sure we have high quality talk recordings online shortly after the conference ends. So be sure to check out this years batch of great GStreamer talks."
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    Softpedia News > Linux

  • Neptune OS 4.2 Features a Refreshing KDE Desktop – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Neptune OS, a Linux operating system fully based upon Debian "Wheezy," is now at version 4.2 and comes with an impressive array of changes and modifications, improving the original release a great deal. ZevenOS-Neptune 4.x branch is called "It's all about you" and it was initially made available back in June. This is the second update for the distribution and the devs have refined some of the features and have added some new packages into the mix. The system is based on KDE, but don't expect... (read more)
  • Fedora 22 Could Get the Desktop from elementary OS

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    The Fedora Linux distro is an operating system with a very rich history and it comes with all sorts of desktop environments. A proposition has been made now to give users a new desktop environment to play with, Pantheon. It's possible that not too many users have ever heard of the Pantheon Desktop, despite the fact that it's quite famous in its own right. This is the desktop used by elementary OS and it's one of the prettiest around, not to mention the fact that it's also rather light. The d... (read more)
  • Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Consolidates Its Position in China – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), a Chinese Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and developed in collaboration with Canonical, is looking to expand its user-base in China with this new release. Canonical has a great opportunity in China with the Ubuntu OS because this is one of the countries that relied most on Windows XP. Understandably, after the support for Windows XP was stopped, 70% of the computers in this country have become even more vulnerable. There are no reliable free operating ... (read more)
  • Calibre 2.7 eBook Reader and Converter Gets Kindle Voyage Support

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    A new release of the Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software is now out and comes with support for a very important and new device, Kindle Voyage. Calibre is the go-to application when it comes to eBook editing or conversion. This application, regardless of the platform it's used on, is the best at what it does. It has too many features to count and its functions can be enhanced with the help of plugins, if necessary. The developer usually pushes out updates on a weekly... (read more)
  • Lubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Is the Lightest Ubuntu Flavor – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Lubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) has been officially released and is now available for download. It joins all the other flavors in the Ubuntu family as the lightest operating system of the bunch. Many Ubuntu fans are usually preoccupied with the regular Ubuntu versions, like Xubuntu or Kubuntu, but there are others available as well and they are equally interesting. Lubuntu is one of them. It uses LXDE for the desktop, which allows users with low-end systems to run the distro just fine. That do... (read more)
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  • LG G Watch R review

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Moto 360, a futuristic watch scooped up its share of praise before it'd even landed on store shelves. The now there's also the LG G Watch R, a device which tackles the smartwatch problem from a slightly different angle. Read the review here.
  • Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Slashdot reports that Ubuntu 14.10, dubbed Utopic Unicorn, has been released today. PC World says that at first glance "isn't the most exciting update," with not so much as a new default wallpaper -- but happily so: it's a stable update in a stable series, and most users will have no pressing need to update to the newest version.
  • Apple iPad Air 2 review : Apple's best tablet yet, but is that enough?

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The new iPad is thinner, lighter and faster, but its biggest draw is yesterday’s features: Touch ID and a better camera, says The Guardian. Also reviews at The Verge, and Engadget.
  • Google backs Magic Leap, an augmented reality startup

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    News broke this morning that Google, alongside a number of venture capital firms, led a $542 million investment in a mysterious startup named Magic Leap. The company is promising to "build a rocket ship for the mind" that will completely reinvent the way we experience the world. Founder Rony Abovitz calls his technology "cinematic reality" and says it goes way beyond what virtual or augmented reality have so far been able to accomplish. More at Engadget, and NYT.
  • Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Apple’s iOS 8.1 update is now available to download. The biggest addition is the new Apple Pay service which goes live today alongside iOS 8.1. Apple Pay will allow iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 owners to pay for goods within compatible apps by simply swiping a finger with Touch ID. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners will also be able to use their phones to tap card readers in participating stores to pay for goods using a combination of Touch ID and NFC. Apple Pay integrates into the existing Passbook feature on iOS 8.1, allowing you to setup and store credit and…
 
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  • Pondering FOSS foundations

    Roy Schestowitz
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    In the case of the Document Foundation, the LibreOffice project needed an independent, solid and meritocratic entity dedicated to support it. In other terms, the OpenOffice.org community wanted to be its own boss and stop relying on corporate – or even third party – good will. If you attend the Community Track on the 31st you will be able to learn more about the Document Foundation and the other entities, but my message here is that while there is no silver bullet in these matters, forcing a community be hosted or to bend to a software vendor never works. It bends if it wants to; it goes…
  • 10+ Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Roy Schestowitz
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    There is some discussion of whether or not you should upgraded to 14.10 here, but the short version is, for most people an upgrade from 14.04 is not necessary but not a bad idea, and an upgrade from any earlier version is a very good idea. Mostly, though, you should just upgrade. One could ask the question, should you be installing Ubuntu with Unity. You have to like Unity. I personally like to have a wider range of desktop options than Ubuntu with Unity allows, but for a notebook or laptop where you are going to be using one application at a time, usually use GUI apps, and like to have your…
  • Corporate Desktop Linux

    Roy Schestowitz
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    A business doesn’t need a fleet of GNU/Linux guys to run IT. A few will do because one person can easily manage thousands of PCs with FLOSS. There are no licences to count, no networking limitations, no CPUs to count, … They just have to run the software any way that makes sense. read more
  • Open-Source Radeon 2D Performance Is Better With Ubuntu 14.10

    Rianne Schestowitz
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    In this article are graphics card tests going back to the Radeon HD 4870 and even going back that far are 2D improvements with Ubuntu 14.10. However, most interesting is the Radeon HD 7000 series and newer where GLAMOR is used for 2D acceleration rather than UXA. GLAMOR leverages OpenGL for 2D acceleration and with X.Org Server 1.16 the GLAMOR support went from being an independent library to a highly-optimized implementation within the X.Org Server. Ubuntu 14.10 uses X.Org Server 1.16.0 along with Mesa 10.3.0, Linux 3.16, and xf86-video-ati 7.4.0. read more
  • What if… KDE Started using Client-Side Decorations?

    Rianne Schestowitz
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    The main technical challenges faced by KDE developers is ensuring application consistency will continue to work under various form-factors. When Kwin (the KDE window manager) controls window borders, it can quickly and gracefully adapt to multiple form-factors. For example, in Plasma active space is at such a premium KDE can hide window decorations and embed them into the workspace itself. The other technical challenge is protocol and cross-enviornment consistency. It’s known that CSD-enabled applications can look extremly awkward when window borders are wrapped around an application not…
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  • 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.
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  • 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
  • SSL v3

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:12 am
    Google's security team released the details of a practical attack on the SSL v3.0 protocol. Commits resolving the issue for relayd, LibreSSL, and httpd (by essentially deprecating the old protocol even further) have been committed.
  • ingo@ incorporates man into mandoc

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    I have integrated the traditional man(1) program - yes, the one to display manual pages - into mandoc(1). For apropos(1), whatis(1), and mandoc(1), the unified interface described below has now been enabled in OpenBSD-current since August 26, 2014. Read more...
 
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  • Red Smooth Conky Config Conky Manager (Screenlet)

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
    Red Smooth Conky Config Conky Manager (Screenlet)Updated Red Smooth Conky Config Added Text Open Source - Open Mind Enjoy guys[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • Metropolis 4 Conky Config Conky Manager (Screenlet)

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Metropolis 4 Conky Config Conky Manager (Screenlet)just another useful conky config. I just used a art deco font and found this classic Metropolis wallpaper to go with the config. Enjoy guys Conky Manager link below. Just drop into gui and go[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • ObExit 0.4 (GTK Other Utility)

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    ObExit 0.4 (GTK Other Utility)ObExit is a logout dialog (not only) for OpenBox based on GTK+. Images, their size and button commands can be configured by editing obexit.conf, thus it can be easily used with systemd or dbus calls. You can hide a button by putting a # in front of it's entry in the config file. ObExit has been tested on ARM and X86 platforms. The fadeout function is working fine even if no compositing window manager is running. ObExit is a heavily extended fork of exitx by Mihai Coman aka z0id (https://github.com/z0id), the icons are based on the splendid FAENZA dark theme.
  • Gadmin-NFS-Server 0.0.1 (GTK Networking Tool)

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Gadmin-NFS-Server 0.0.1 (GTK Networking Tool)Gadmin-NFS-Serverchangelog:Initial release.[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • Rodent file manager 5.3.14.2 (GTK Filemanager)

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Rodent file manager 5.3.14.2 (GTK Filemanager)Pathbar is now enabled in gtk2 builds. Packages for CentOS-6.5, CentOS-7.0, Fedora-21, Debian-7.6, OpenSUSE-12.3 and OpenSUSE-13.1. Several bugfixes and optimizations from last release. "I must say it is the best individual software of this decade." (https://sourceforge.net/p/xffm/discussion/241332/thread/63e8a001/?limit=25#9928) Plugin based threaded file manager and associated applications and plugins. changelog:Rodent 5.3.14.2, working fine with GTK+-3.14.2, is now released. New stuff in 5.3.14.2: Pathbar is now enabled in gtk2…
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  • 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…
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    Linux

  • 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...
  • The classes of information technology

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:06 pm
    When you tell somebody that you work in information technology nine times out of ten they immediately have a mental picture of you as some nerdy person who sits down in a windowless, airless room, surrounded by computer screens and doing everything you can to prevent normal people from actually doin...
  • Used before its time.

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Why do we love technology so much? What is its purpose? Where should it be used? Who should use it and how should it be applied? These are the famous who, what, where, why and how questions that any person needs to ask to get to the meat of any matter. In this case technology.   To answer tho...
  • Knowledge can no longer be suppressed.

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    Knowledge is power and everybody wants some. There is a reason why we have schools, colleges and universities. The more a population knows the stronger that country is. Inversely, the less a population knows the less power it has.   Throughout time, those in power try to stay in power as well...
 
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    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…
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  • 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…
  • A few links of interest

    Scott Nesbitt
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    A good read on the Emacs/vi war (a conflict I’m sick of hearing about, by the way) How to resize images at the command line with ImageMagick A look at a few ways to contribute to an open source project 12 resources that can help you get started with LaTeX How one person declared digital independence with Linux and open source Related posts: Blog posts, now with more Creative Commons A few links of interest A few links of interest
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    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!.
  • Have You Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 ‘Utopic Unicorn’? (Poll)

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    The final stable release of Ubuntu 14.10 is now available — but do you plan to upgrade? That's the question we're asking in this poll. The post Have You Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 ‘Utopic Unicorn’? (Poll) first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • 7 Things to Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:37 pm
    After you’ve installed or upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10, known by its codename ‘Utopic Unicorn’, there are a few things you should do to get it up and running in tip-top shape. The post 7 Things to Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • How to Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.10

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Wondering how to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.10? Well, we're here to help. The post How to Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.10 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
  • Ubuntu 14.10 Released, Ready to Download Now

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    After six months in the mix today marks the stable release of the latest version of Ubuntu. The post Ubuntu 14.10 Released, Ready to Download Now first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
 
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    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 […]
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    Xmodulo

  • 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…
  • How to turn your CentOS box into a BGP router using Quagga

    Sarmed Rahman
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:05 pm
    In a previous tutorial, I described how we can easily turn a Linux box into a fully-fledged OPSF router using Quagga, an open source routing software suite. In this tutorial, I will focus on converting a Linux box into a BGP router, again using Quagga, and demonstrate how to set up BGP peering with other […]Continue reading... The post How to turn your CentOS box into a BGP router using Quagga appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to turn your CentOS box into an OSPF router using Quagga How to set up BGP Looking Glass server on CentOS How to configure networking in CentOS Desktop…
  • What are useful Bash aliases and functions

    Adrien Brochard
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    As a command line adventurer, you probably found yourself repeating the same lengthy commands over and over. If you always ssh into the same machine, if you always chain the same commands together, or if you constantly run a program with the same flags, you might want to save the precious seconds of your life […]Continue reading... The post What are useful Bash aliases and functions appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.
  • What is a good command-line calculator on Linux

    Dan Nanni
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Every modern Linux desktop distribution comes with a default GUI-based calculator app. On the other hand, if your workspace is full of terminal windows, and you would rather crunch some numbers within one of those terminals quickly, you are probably looking for a command-line calculator. In this category, GNU bc (short for "basic calculator") is […]Continue reading... The post What is a good command-line calculator on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to look up dictionary via command line on Linux How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal How to access…
  • How to monitor a log file on Linux with logwatch

    Gabriel Cánepa
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Linux operating system and many applications create special files commonly referred to as "logs" to record their operational events. These system logs or application-specific log files are an essential tool when it comes to understanding and troubleshooting the behavior of the operating system and third-party applications. However, log files are not precisely what you would […]Continue reading... The post How to monitor a log file on Linux with logwatch appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Nagios on Linux How to analyze Squid logs with SARG log analyzer…
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    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
  • Find number of unique IP’s and active connections to Web server

    blackMORE Ops
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:22 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... What is netstat? In computing, netstat (network statistics) is a command-line tool that displays network connections (both incoming and outgoing), routing tables, and a number of network interface (network interface controller or software-defined network interface) and network protocol statistics. It is available on Unix-like operating systems including OS X, Linux, Solaris, and BSD, and is […] The post Find number of unique IP’s and active connections to Web server appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Linux Kernel panic issue: How to fix hung_task_timeout_secs and blocked for more than 120 seconds problem

    blackMORE Ops
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... Linux Kernel panic issue Short description: This guide shows how to fix hung_task_timeout_secs and blocked for more than 120 seconds problem in Linux.     Background My server became unresponsive today (around 15:38hrs) I’ve collected following logs that shows Memory and CPU usage and narrowed down /var/log/messages. After doing a hard reboot, it came back online but […] The post Linux Kernel panic issue: How to fix hung_task_timeout_secs and blocked for more than 120 seconds problem appeared first on blackMORE…
  • How to check loaded and compiled modules in HTTPD in Linux?

    blackMORE Ops
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day .... This is a very common question and sometimes hard to find answer. How do you check which Apache modules are loaded in your HTTP / Apache server? The second part is, how do you check which modules are compiled and ready to be loaded? Following two commands will show you you can easily check loaded and […] The post How to check loaded and compiled modules in HTTPD in Linux? appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
 
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    Linux Tutorials , Commands » Linux Tutorials , Commands

  • 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,…
  • Linux/UNIX wget command with practical examples

    Pradeep Kumar
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:16 am
    wget is a Linux/UNIX command line file downloader.Wget is a free utility for non-interactive download of files from the Web. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies.Wget is non-interactive, meaning that it can work in the background, while the user is not logged on. In this post we will discuss different examples of wget command. Example:1 Download Single File # wget http://mirror.nbrc.ac.in/centos/7.0.1406/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD.iso This command will download the CentOS 7 ISO file in the user’s current working directtory.
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