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  • Popular German Website ‘Spiegel Online’ Reviews Ubuntu Phone

    OMG! Ubuntu!
    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Image: Der Spiegel The popular German news website Spiegel Online has published a hands-on review of the Bq Ubuntu Phone, which is due to ship to successful Flash Sale buyers later this month. The publication gives its thoughts on the mid-range handset in a review subtitled (and likely badly translated): ‘Ubuntu? For many it is the Windows alternative for PCs. But now the first Ubuntu Smartphone has come on the market. Can it compete with iOS and Android devices? We find out.’ ‘A Phone For Enthusiasts’ Thanks to the power of online translation tools (and a…
  • VLC 2.2 Released, Here’s How To Install It in Ubuntu

    OMG! Ubuntu!
    Sam Tran
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm
    The go-to media player of millions, VLC 2.2 ‘Weathermax’ was released this weekend and brings some nifty new features to the desktop. As teased previously, the desktop release now includes a built-in extension gallery. Adding extra features to VLC is now no more than a few clicks away (Tools > Plugins and Extensions). Playback resume is another handy feature long requested. The ‘Continue Playback?’ prompt appears when re-opening a  video or audio file and sees the desktop build gain parity with its mobile kin. The popular open-source media player adds a much…
  • 25 Linux Shell Scripting interview Questions & Answers

    Linux Tutorials , Commands
    Pradeep Kumar
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Q:1 What is Shell Script and why it is required ? Ans: A Shell Script is a text file that contains one or more commands. As a system administrator we often need to issue number of commands to accomplish the task, we can add these all commands together in a text file (Shell Script) to complete daily routine task. Q:2 What is the default login shell and how to change default login shell for a specific user ? Ans: In Linux like Operating system “/bin/bash” is the default login shell which is assigned while user creation. We can change default shell using the “chsh”…
  • What to do next after spinning up a Debian VPS

    Linux Commando
    Peter Leung
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Recently, I opened an unmanaged VPS hosting account with Digital Ocean (of which I am an affiliate), and created a barebone Debian virtual server. Because the hosting was unmanaged, I had to apply all the system changes to the machine myself. Below were the steps I took to set up the Debian virtual machine after spinning it up for the first time. I assume that you want to set up the LAMP stack - Linux, Apache, MYSQL, PHP - on your machine. SSH into the virtual machine. Before you can login, you need to know the public IP address of the new machine. Digital Ocean sends it to you in an email. $…
  • How to Add LDAP Users and Groups in OpenLDAP on Linux

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    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    To add something to the LDAP directory, you need to first create a LDIF file. The ldif file should contain definitions for all attributes that are required for the entries that you want to create. With this ldif file, you can use ldapadd command to import the entries into the directory as explained in this […] Read More: How to Add LDAP Users and Groups in OpenLDAP on LinuxPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
 
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  • How to setup a LAMP development environment in Vagrant

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    In the previous tutorial, we have learned about the basics of Vagrant. In this tutorial, we will move to next level and will learn more about Vagrant and setting up LAMP development environment in Vagrant. To start with, LAMP stands for: Linux (OS/Kernel), Apache (Web Server), MySQL (Database), PHP (Scripting Language). It is an open-source Web development environment which lets you create web applications. It is generally also referred as Web Stack.
  • Linux shell Sticky Bit usage and examples

    Linuxconfig.org
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    Before we talk about what is a Sticky bit let's start by explaining why do we need it. For example we have a directory /var/share somewhere on the filesystem with a full access for all permission groups that is owner, group and any, thus all permission bits are set to "on".
  • COM Express module runs Linux on a 2.3GHz Tegra K1

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    Seco is prepping a Linux-friendly COM Express Type 6 Compact module with a quad-core, 2.3GHz Tegra K1 SoC and optional extended temperature support. When we covered the Nvidia Jetson TK1 single board computer last March, we didn’t realize the manufacturer was Seco. In addition to the Jetson TK1 (Seco product page here), Seco is now […]
  • Google shares gRPC as alternative to REST for microservices

    Luis Ibáñez
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    Google recently released gRPC as open source, an efficient framework for remote procedure calls (RPC) that uses a variety of programming languages.
  • Microsoft to Android OEMs: 'Show me the money'

    Gavin Clarke
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    Microsoft has reserved the right to nail firms making Android devices running its Office suit for possible Windows patent infringements.
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  • Kuchisake-onna Decision Tree

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Mika recently brought up the Japanese modern legend of Kuchisake-onna (口裂け女). For background, I turned to the English Wikipedia article on Kuchisake-onna which had the following to say about the figure (the description matches Mika’s memory): According to the legend, children walking alone at night may encounter a woman wearing a surgical mask, which is not an unusual sight in Japan as people wear them to protect others from their colds or sickness. The woman will stop the child and ask, “Am I pretty?” If the child answers no, the child is killed with a pair of…
  • Consider the Redirect

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

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

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

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

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    To add something to the LDAP directory, you need to first create a LDIF file. The ldif file should contain definitions for all attributes that are required for the entries that you want to create. With this ldif file, you can use ldapadd command to import the entries into the directory as explained in this […] Read More: How to Add LDAP Users and Groups in OpenLDAP on LinuxPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • What is BPaaS Business Process Model Solution on Cloud Computing

    Luke P. Issac
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Using cloud computing, we can access various business and consumer applications as tools or utilities over the internet. It allows us to create, modify and customize the business applications online. Cloud computing can be broadly classified into the following two models: 1. Deployment Model This model define the access type of clouds. In other words, […] Read More: What is BPaaS Business Process Model Solution on Cloud ComputingPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • Quick Apache Hadoop Admin Command Reference Examples

    Karthikeyan Sadhasivam
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    If you are working on Hadoop, you’ll realize there are several shell commands available to manage your hadoop cluster. This article provides a quick handy reference to all Hadoop administration commands. If you are new to big data, read the introduction to Hadoop article to understand the basics. 1. Hadoop Namenode Commands Command Description hadoop […] Read More: Quick Apache Hadoop Admin Command Reference ExamplesPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to Use JMeter for Performance Load Testing Your Web Application

    Luke P. Issac
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    JMeter is a desktop application that can be used to perform functional testing and load testing. While the JMeter application itself is designed as pure Java application, it can be used to perform load testing of any kind of web application, including those that are written in PHP, .NET, etc. The original intent of the […] Read More: How to Use JMeter for Performance Load Testing Your Web ApplicationPurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
  • How to use Smart Pointers in C++ with Example Code

    Santosh Yadav
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    In C and C++ programming, pointers are very powerful. As we explained in C pointers example article, pointers are variables that hold address of another variable so that we can do various operations on that variable. Sometimes a programmer can’t imagine writing a code without using pointers, whether it is a simple binary search tree […] Read More: How to use Smart Pointers in C++ with Example CodePurchase your copy of Bash 101 Hacks, Vim 101 Hacks, Sed and Awk 101 Hacks, Nagios Core 3 eBook.
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  • Bobbing for Influence

    jono
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Companies, communities, families, clubs, and other clumps of humans all have some inherent social dynamics. At a simple level there are leaders and followers, but in reality the lines are rarely as clear as that. Many leaders, with a common example being some founders, have tremendous vision and imagination, but lack the skills to translate that vision into actionable work. Many followers need structure to their efforts, but are dynamic and creative in the execution. Thus, the social dynamic in organizations needs a little more nuance. This is where traditional management hierarchies break…
  • Video Phone Review and Wider Thoughts

    jono
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    I recorded and posted a video with a detailed review of the bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu phone, complete with wider commentary on the scopes and convergence strategy and the likelihood of success. See it below: Can’t see it? See it here.
  • Bad Voltage: Live @ SCALE13x

    jono
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:55 pm
    As regular readers of my blog will know, I rather like the SoCal Linux Expo, more commonly known as SCALE. I have been going for over eight years and every year it delivers an incredible balance of content and community spirit. I absolutely love going every year. Other readers may also know that I do a podcast with three other idiots every two weeks called Bad Voltage. The show is a soup of Linux, Open Source, technology, digital rights, politics, and more, all mixed together with reviews, interviews, and plenty more. I am really proud of the show: I think it is fun but also informative, and…
  • Designers Needed to Help Build Software to Teach Kids Literacy

    jono
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Designers! Imagine you could design a piece of Open Source tablet software that teaches a child how to read, write, and perform arithmetic, without the aid of a teacher. This is not designed to replace teachers, but to bring education where little or none exists. Just think of the impact. UNESCO tells us that 54 million children have zero access to education. 250 million kids have rudimentary access to education but don’t have any literacy skills. If we can build software that teaches kids literacy, think of the opportunities this opens up in their lives, and the ability to help bring…
  • Global Learning XPRIZE: Call For Teams!

    jono
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    As many of my regular readers will know, I joined the XPRIZE Foundation last year. At XPRIZE we run large competitions that incentivize the solution of some of the grandest challenges that face humanity. My role at XPRIZE is to create a global community that can practically change the world via XPRIZE, inside and outside of these competitions. You will be reading more about this in the coming months. Back in September we launched the Global Learning XPRIZE. This is a $15 million competition that has the ability to impact over 250 million kids. From the website: The Global Learning XPRIZE…
 
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  • conf.kde.in 2015 - divine

    devaja
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    Building on the success of conf.kde.in 2014 at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Community Technology (DA-IICT) in the land of Gujarat, the horizon of the KDE Community is broadening and shifting south. conf.kde.in 2015 takes place on the 17th and 18th of April at Amritapuri in Kerala, India. As in previous years of the conference, conf.kde.in 2015 will promote the spirit of free and open source software (FOSS) and offer ideas to build awareness about FOSS culture at the collegiate level, the time when most technology students have their first interactions with Open Source. There…
  • Akademy 2015 Call for Papers and Registration open

    sealne
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    Akademy is the KDE Community conference. If you are working on topics relevant to KDE or Qt, this is your chance to present your work and ideas at the Conference from 25th-31st July in A Coruña, Spain. The days for talks are Saturday and Sunday, 25th and 26th July. The rest of the week will be BoFs, unconference sessions and workshops. Akademy 2014 attendees What we are looking for The goal of the conference section of Akademy is to learn and teach new skills and share our passion around what we're doing in KDE with each other. For the sharing of ideas, experiences and state of things, we…
  • Kontact Kolab Now

    kallecarl
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:34 am
    Kolab Systems has recently announced substantial improvements to their support for Kolab Groupware, today's release of Kolab 3.4, recently released Kolab Enterprise 14 and the upgrade of the hosted Kolab Now solution for Enterprise 14. Since the start of Kolab in 2002 as a Free Software project sponsored by the German Federal Office for Information Security, KDE people have played a significant role in its development. Kolab is enterprise-level software that includes group email, calendaring, contacts, file sharing, and task management. Its features also appeal to many individuals. A little…
  • Calligra 2.9 Brings Biggest Krita Release and New Kexi Partnership

    jriddell
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    We are happy to announce the release of final version 2.9 of the Calligra Suite, Calligra Active and the Calligra Office Engine. This version is the result of thousands of changes which provide new features, polishing of the user experience and bug fixes. Support Calligra! What’s in the Box? The 2.9 release is so far the biggest release for Krita, the award-winning free and open source digital painting application. Eleven out of twelve of the features were requested by users and funded by Krita’s first Kickstarter action and the twelfth feature will come in 2.9.1! Support for loading and…
  • Plasma 5.2 Bugfix Update

    jriddell
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:35 am
    Tuesday, 24 February 2015. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.2.1. Plasma 5.2 was released in January with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a month's worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important and include: Don't turn off the screen or suspend the computer when watching videos in a web browser Fix Powerdevil from using full CPU Show the correct prompt for a fingerprint reader swipe Show correct connection name in Plasma Network Manager Remove…
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  • Review: Nvidia's Grid is like Netflix Instant streaming for games

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    Last week I reviewed Nvidia's Shield Tablet – an Android tablet focused on playing games. And it truly is an awesome gaming device, but one of the most intriguing parts of this little system comes in the form of the Nvidia Grid Streaming Service.Simply put, the "Grid" is "Netflix streaming for games."Browse through a collection of games, select one, and a few moments later, you start playing. The game itself is stored "in the cloud" on Nvidia's servers with the audio and video streamed down to your Shield device. (Now seems like a good time to mention that the Grid requires one of Nvidia's…
  • Pebble smartwatch sets second Kickstarter record, and it's not done yet

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    With 23 days to go in its latest Kickstarter funding campaign, Pebble has raised over $15 million. Last year, Pebble shipped more smartwatches than Android Wear. This year, the company might ship more than Apple.The smartwatch maker went back to Kickstarter, where it initially found enough funding to enter the smartwatch market, to fund its next watch, and again it set a record.Pebble set a Kickstarter record once before. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky started the company in his college dorm room in the Netherlands, eventually becoming a fledgling startup selling BlackBerry smartwatches.
  • BaseX: Free, open source XML wrangling

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Handling XML data is not easy because even though it’s highly readable (assuming quasi-English counts) it’s also voluminous. So, if you’re going to explore an XML dataset you absolutely need tools that will make the content easy to explore, simple to edit, and effectively visualized. This is just what a free, open source tool called BaseX does.BaseX “is a scalable and high-performance, yet very light-weight XML Database engine and XPath/XQuery Processor, supporting the latest W3C Update and Full Text Recommendations.”On top of that, BaseX supports interactive visualizations,…
  • How Samsung's Galaxy S6 stacks up against Apple's iPhone 6 line

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    Samsung hit its mark with its Galaxy S6 announcement at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona this week.The company came prepared with an entirely new smartphone design and a concise explanation of the powerful hardware, rich display, strong security, great camera, and intuitive Android Lollipop software. The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge stood out as high-end hardware designed to compete with top-tier Apple and HTC smartphones.The S6's design and engineering afforded Samsung the luxury to concentrate on just the most important features during the announcement. It eliminated the…
  • Samsung Pay could overtake Apple Pay in mobile payments

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    Apple may have lost its lead in contactless payments yesterday when Samsung introduced its universally accepted Samsung Pay at Mobile World Congress. This may be somewhat surprising considering just last September Apple convinced the mobile industry that it had revolutionized credit and debit card payments with Apple Pay.The combination of Apple Pay's strong security, brand name, and broad support from top banks and merchants impressed Apple fanboys and critics alike. People who never would have trusted contactless smartphone payments were suddenly interested.Samsung also has strong security,…
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  • My Firefox Setup (2015)

    Moparx
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:54 pm
    This post is mostly for my reference, but hopefully it is useful to others as well. :) Extensions: Extension Name Description License Development Restart Required BetterPrivacy Removes Flash "Super-Cookies" / LSOs (Local Shared Objects) Freeware Inactive Yes cliget Download protected files using curl, wget, or aria2. MPL 1.1 Active No Cookie Controller Buttons for managing cookies, cookie permissions, and site cookie exceptions. MPL 2.0 Active Yes DuckDuckGo Plus Adds DuckDuckGo as the default address bar, search bar and right-click search engine. Apache 2.0 Active No Greasemonkey A…
  • My Firefox Setup (2014)

    Moparx
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    This post is mostly for my reference and for an associate who wanted to see an updated list, but hopefully it is useful to others as well. :) Theme: Name Description License Development Oxygen KDE Imitates KDE's Oxygen style. GPLv3 Inactive I have a slightly modified version available for download which allows you to install it on recent versions of Firefox. Additionally, I have a screenshot available if you would like to see how it looks. Edit: Unfortuately, the Oxygen KDE theme no longer works properly as of Firefox 29. I tried using it with the Classic Theme Restorer extension and while…
  • Adding search capabilities within your Pelican-powered site using Tipue Search

    Moparx
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm
    The ability for visitors to quickly find what they are looking for on a website is pretty important. It can mean the difference between them staying on your website or leaving to find what they are looking for elsewhere. With static website generators like Pelican the first options that come to mind are generally pointing a user to the website's archive or using an embedded search box linked to a major search engine with a parameter to display only links from your website. However, those two choices are not always the best course of action. Websites can have a rather large archive page which…
  • Implementing the HashOver open source commenting system within Pelican

    Moparx
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:35 pm
    My last post referenced a new open source commenting system called HashOver. I decided I would create a very simple tutorial to show users how quickly you can set HashOver up on your server and integrate it with Pelican. If you are not familiar with it, Pelican is an excellent Python-powered static website generator which powers this website and many others. Note: This article was updated to point to the development build of HashOver 2.0 as the original version does not recieve updates. Getting started Download HashOver Extract and upload the contents to your website's top level directory…
  • HashOver: An excellent new open source commenting system

    Moparx
    29 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    I came across a new open source commenting system today called HashOver. The project was released earlier this week under the GNU Affero General Public License with the goal of being a self-hosted open source replacement for proprietary comment system services such as Disqus. I personally think that Jacob Barkdull, HashOver's developer, definitely full-filled the goal he was striving for with his project. Even as a newly released project, HashOver comes with everything that you would expect a mature comment system to have and it is very easy to implement into your existing website. Features:…
 
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    Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

  • Resurrecting the Armadillo

    Doc Searls
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    1999 was a crazy year for business on the Internet, and for Linux. It was when Red Hat went public, with a record valuation, and VA Linux followed with a bigger one. Both were cases in point of the dot-com boom, a speculative bubble inflated by huge expectations of what the Internet would mean for business. more>>
  • March 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: System Administration

    Shawn Powers
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    System administration is a very general term. It's our job to fix problems, repair systems and remind people to try power cycling their troubled desktops. more>>
  • High-Availability Storage with HA-LVM

    Petros Koutoupis
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:58 pm
    In recent years, there has been a trend in which data centers have been opting for commodity hardware and software over proprietary solutions. Why shouldn't they? It offers extremely low costs and the flexibility to build an ecosystem the way it is preferred. The only limitation is the extent of the administrator's imagination. more>>
  • DNSMasq, the Pint-Sized Super Dæmon!

    Shawn Powers
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:03 pm
    I've always been a fan of putting aftermarket firmware on consumer-grade routers. Whether it's DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWRT or whatever your favorite flavor of "better than stock" firmware might be, it just makes economic sense. Unfortunately, my routing needs have surpassed my trusty Linksys router. more>>
  • Localhost DNS Cache

    Kyle Rankin
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Is it weird to say that DNS is my favorite protocol? Because DNS is my favorite protocol. There's something about the simplicity of UDP packets combined with the power of a service that the entire Internet relies on that grabs my interest. Through the years, I've been impressed with just how few resources you need to run a modest DNS infrastructure for an internal network. more>>
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  • Mandriva: 2015:054: bind

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    Updated bind packages fix security vulnerability: Jan-Piet Mens discovered that the BIND DNS server would crash when processing an invalid DNSSEC key rollover, either due to an error on the zone operator's part, or due to interference with network [More...] _______________________________________________________________________ Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2015:054 http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/ _______________________________________________________________________ Package : bind Date : March 4, 2015 Affected: Business Server 1.0…
  • OpenFabrics Alliance Announces the Agenda for Its 11th Annual Developer Workshop

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:14 am
    The OpenFabrics Alliance announces the agenda for its 11th Annual International OpenFabrics Software Developers' Workshop being held on March 15-18 at the Monterey Marriott. The workshop, which includes talks on many additional capabilities being included in the OpenFabrics Software , is open to any person interested in learning about or contributing to higher performance data motion and IOPS, extreme scalability and emerging software architectures.
  • The Seven Habits Of Open Source

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    I am a technology journalist with over two decades of press experience. Primarily I work as a news analysis writer dedicated to a software application development 'beat'; but, in a fluid media world, I am also an analyst, technology evangelist and content consultant.
  • Ubuntu: 2515-2: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities regression

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Software Description: - linux-lts-trusty: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty Details: USN-2515-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel. There was an unrelated regression in the use of the virtual counter on arm64 architectures.
  • VIDEO: Hands-on with an Ubuntu phone

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    British firm Canonical, which leads development of the Linux-based operating system, has been showing off the second handset to be pre-installed with its software at the Mobile World Congress trade show. The software provides a card-like user interface that links together similarly themed services, rather than the grids of apps that users have become accustomed to.
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  • System76 Introduces The Broadwell-Powered, Ubuntu-Loaded "Meerkat"

    Phoronix
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    Our friends at Ubuntu PC vendor System76 yesterday revealed their Meerkat Ubuntu desktop system...
  • Linux Kernel 4.0 RC2 Released a Little Late Because of Apple Mac Mini Bug

    Softpedia
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Linus Torvalds announced that Linux kernel 4.0 RC2 has been released and is now ready for download and testing. It's a couple of days late to the party, but it's here. The kernel updates for the development branch are usually done on Sundays, but no such release was made. It...
  • Imagination Launches Low-Power GPU for IoT, Wearables

    eWeek
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
    At the MWC, the company introduces its PowerVR Series6EX graphics lineup for low-power devices that sport small screens.
  • The Three Open Source Projects That Transformed Hadoop

    OpenSource.com
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    Hadoop, an open source software framework with the funny sounding name, has been a game-changer for organizations by allowing them to store, manage, and analyze massive amounts of data for actionable insights and competitive advantage. But this wasn't always the case. Initially, Hadoop implementation required skilled teams of engineers and...
  • The Ubuntu Phones are an Audacious Attempt to Take On Android

    The Verge
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    The mobile journey of Linux-based OS Ubuntu has felt like an eternity. Canonical, the company that leads development on the platform, first announced the smartphone OS back in 2013; after an unsuccessful dalliance with crowdfunding, Canonical said over a year ago that phones from BQ and Meizu would launch with the...
 
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  • ChaletOS Is a Design Tweak in the Linux House

    Jack M. Germain
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    ChaletOS began as a personal project of developer Dejan Petrovic. Its name comes from the style of the mountain houses in Switzerland. Just as the Swiss Chalet is a distinctive design, so too is the look and feel of ChaletOS. This operating system has a familiar Windows-like style, with appealing simplicity and impressive speed. Much of that performance credit goes to the use of the Xfce desktop. Its system controls are tweaked to bring unique style-changing capabilities to a classic Linux desktop environment.
  • The Great War's Untapped Video Game Opportunities

    Peter Suciu
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Known as "The Great War," it claimed the lives of more than 10 million soldiers and about seven million civilians, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history. With these numbers in mind, it's understandable that WWI might be a taboo subject for entertainment purposes. Yet, it is fair to say that game developers have missed an opportunity with World War I.
  • Nvidia's Shield Takes On Crysis With Confidence

    Quinten Plummer
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Nvidia on Tuesday unveiled Shield, an Android TV console that in addition to playing content locally, can stream video games, movies, music, apps and more. Yes, it can play Crysis. That claim, a measure of a gaming PC's power a few years ago, is how Nvidia is marketing the Shield console. Nvidia's Shield Tablet led the way with its Tegra K1 processor and its ability to play Android ports of AAA games natively. The Shield console continues that progress by serving up some of some of the year's biggest games either locally or through Nvidia's cloud gaming service, Grid.
  • Android Pay: Mobile Payment Systems, Unite

    Richard Adhikari
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Google this week confirmed that it's preparing to launch a mobile payments framework called "Android Pay." Google SVP of Product Sundar Pichai discussed the project at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Android Pay will be an API layer of Android. Google will incorporate standard features for mobile payments, such as tokenized card numbers, into an Android Pay software development kit. Developers and device manufacturers will be able to use the framework to build payments into their own apps.
  • The Open Source Squad at the GSA

    Jack M. Germain
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    A team of open source evangelists is working within the General Services Administration as part of a federal initiative for more transparent government use of technology. 18F, a development unit within the GSA, was established a year ago to tap into the success of the United Kingdom's Government Digital Services unit by pursuing a similar strategy. The unit is tasked with getting developers from Silicon Valley and the ranks of civic developers all over the country to change how federal technology gets done.
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    Phoronix

  • Open-Source SPIR-V Reader & Writer Written In Java

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:18 am
    For those interested in the new SPIR-V specification for the intermediate representation used by Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1, a developer has already written an open-source reader and writer of SPIR-V...
  • Foobnix Music Player Ported To GTK3

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    For those in need of a new open-source music player, Foobnix is GPLv3-licensed, written in Python, and with its newest release has been ported to using the GTK3 tool-kit...
  • LunarGLASS Adds Experimental SPIR-V Front-End

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:51 am
    LunarG, the consulting company around open-source Linux graphics drivers, is one of the organizations involved heavily with the new Vulkan graphics API and SPIR-V intermediate representation. Thanks to their involvement, they already have out an initial SPIR-V front-end to their open-source LunarGLASS Mesa project...
  • The New Open-Source Linux Test Farm Is Almost Operational

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:35 am
    Here's another update on the construction of the new Linux benchmarking test farm...
  • GNOME Shell 3.15.91 Brings A Variety Of Last Minute Changes

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Besides releasing Mutter 3.15.91 on Wednesday, Florian Müllner also released an updated version of GNOME Shell for the imminent GNOME 3.15.91 release...
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  • Snowden willing to face trial in US, if it's fair

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:26 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of the agency's surveillance programs, is willing to return to the U.S. and face criminal charges, if he's assured of a fair trial, according to a Russian news report.
  • New FREAK Attack Threatens Many SSL Clients

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:25 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: For the nth time in the last couple of years, security experts are warning about a new Internet-scale vulnerability, this time in some popular SSL clients. The flaw allows an attacker to force clients to downgrade to weakened ciphers and break their supposedly encrypted communications through a man-in-the-middle attack.
  • The Deadly Game of Cyber Mis-Attribution

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:31 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Despite the demand and market pressure in the cyber security industry to get past "what" and point a finger at "who" is behind sophisticated hacks, the tools and techniques for doing so haven't changed much in recent years.
  • Mozilla Pushes Hot Fix to Remove Superfish Cert From Firefox

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:28 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Mozilla has issued a hot fix for Firefox that removes the Superfish root certificate from the browser's trusted root store. The patch only removes the certificate if the Superfish software has been removed from the machine already, however.
  • D-Link Routers Haunted by Remote Command Injection Bug -

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
    LinuxSecurity.com: Some D-Link routers contain a vulnerability that leaves them open to remote attacks that can give an attacker root access, allow DNS hijacking and other attacks.
 
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    Toolinux

  • Menaces sur mobile : 25% des utilisateurs pas conscients des risques

    Toolinux
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:50 pm
    A l'occasion du Mobile World Congress 2015, une étude fait le point sur le comportement des utilisateurs de mobiles, plus particulièrement sous Android, face aux cyber-menaces. - Revue de presse
  • Première édition française de PyData le 3 avril à Paris

    Toolinux
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:20 pm
    La journée PyData organisée le 3 avril a pour objectif de « faire découvrir à un public large de professionnels du traitement des données la richesse de l'écosystème PyData, de présenter les projets les plus innovants, de donner la parole à ceux qui les font et qui les utilisent pour que les prochains projets de Big Data soit une réussite ». - Evénements et séminaires
  • Mozilla veut des jeux natifs sur le Web

    Toolinux
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    La GDC 2015 (Game Developer Conference), qui se tient du 2 au 6 mars à San Francisco, permet à Mozilla de mettre avant sa collaboration avec de grands éditeurs de moteurs de jeux. - Jeux
  • Drupal à l'Université Paris-Dauphine

    Toolinux
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:28 pm
    L'entreprise québécoise Savoir-faire Linux, désormais implantée en France, a remporté son premier appel d'offre public français avec l'Université Paris-Dauphine. Ce projet vise à développer, sous Drupal 7, l'espace étudiant en ligne de l'Université. - Logiciels
  • IGEL met à jour son système d'exploitation Linux

    Toolinux
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    L'allemand IGEL Technology annonce cette semaine la mise à jour de l'actuelle version v5 de son Linux et de sa version précédente v4. - 06. Matériel
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  • Getting Started with JARVYS Backups

    devnet
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    I previously interviewed the creators of JARVYS, a Linux backup solution that makes backups and restores as easy as a single command.  I wanted to post a follow-up to show just how easy it is to setup and use on a Linux system.  I’ll be using a virtual server running Debian 7 as my test environment and I’d like to disclose that JARVYS is a sponsor of this blog. Sign-up to Back-up If you haven’t registered to receive a free account with JARVYS, head over to their plans page and signup.  Please note that if you checkout with the coupon code “linux-blog”…
  • A Lightweight Low-Battery Warning Monitor for GTK+ 3.x desktops

    usa1234
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    A laptop’s battery gives us the comfort of storing power which we can use later. However, sometimes this comfort turns into pain.  For example, if we take our laptop with us, thinking that it’s charged (but it actually isn’t), or if we leave our laptop powered on and it silently turns off resulting in the loss of valuable work. It is with this in mind that a programmer developed a simple battery monitor in Python with the following capabilities: The program should be customizable and lightweight. It should work in the background without any disturbance. It can allow the…
  • JARVYS, Set It and Forget It Linux Backups

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

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

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

    jono
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Companies, communities, families, clubs, and other clumps of humans all have some inherent social dynamics. At a simple level there are leaders and followers, but in reality the lines are rarely as clear as that. Many leaders, with a common example being some founders, have tremendous vision and imagination, but lack the skills to translate that vision into actionable work. Many followers need structure to their efforts, but are dynamic and creative in the execution. Thus, the social dynamic in organizations needs a little more nuance. This is where traditional management hierarchies break…
  • Video Phone Review and Wider Thoughts

    jono
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    I recorded and posted a video with a detailed review of the bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu phone, complete with wider commentary on the scopes and convergence strategy and the likelihood of success. See it below: Can’t see it? See it here.
  • Bad Voltage: Live @ SCALE13x

    jono
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:55 pm
    As regular readers of my blog will know, I rather like the SoCal Linux Expo, more commonly known as SCALE. I have been going for over eight years and every year it delivers an incredible balance of content and community spirit. I absolutely love going every year. Other readers may also know that I do a podcast with three other idiots every two weeks called Bad Voltage. The show is a soup of Linux, Open Source, technology, digital rights, politics, and more, all mixed together with reviews, interviews, and plenty more. I am really proud of the show: I think it is fun but also informative, and…
  • Designers Needed to Help Build Software to Teach Kids Literacy

    jono
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Designers! Imagine you could design a piece of Open Source tablet software that teaches a child how to read, write, and perform arithmetic, without the aid of a teacher. This is not designed to replace teachers, but to bring education where little or none exists. Just think of the impact. UNESCO tells us that 54 million children have zero access to education. 250 million kids have rudimentary access to education but don’t have any literacy skills. If we can build software that teaches kids literacy, think of the opportunities this opens up in their lives, and the ability to help bring…
  • Global Learning XPRIZE: Call For Teams!

    jono
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    As many of my regular readers will know, I joined the XPRIZE Foundation last year. At XPRIZE we run large competitions that incentivize the solution of some of the grandest challenges that face humanity. My role at XPRIZE is to create a global community that can practically change the world via XPRIZE, inside and outside of these competitions. You will be reading more about this in the coming months. Back in September we launched the Global Learning XPRIZE. This is a $15 million competition that has the ability to impact over 250 million kids. From the website: The Global Learning XPRIZE…
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  • A(nother) new era of WordPress

    Jeff Waugh
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:38 pm
    The other night at WordPress Sydney, I dropped a five minute brain-dump about some cool things going on in the web ecosystem that herald a new era of WordPress. That’s a decent enough excuse to blog for the first time in two years, right? I became a WordPress user 9 years ago, not long after the impressive 2.0 release. I was a happy pybloxsom user, but WordPress 2.0 hit a sweet spot of convenience, ease of use, and compelling features. It was impossible to ignore: I signed up for Linode just so I could use WordPress. You’re reading the same blog on (almost) the same…
  • A #tbldownunder tip jar for Pia

    Jeff Waugh
    5 Feb 2013 | 2:54 am
    Update: Cool, now there’s a more official way to contribute back to the #tbldownunder project! The 6% of donations raised by this tip jar will be transferred over soon. Thanks so much for your help! A year ago, when Pia thought it might be cool to bring Tim Berners-Lee to Australia for linux.conf.au 2013, she didn’t foresee quite how much work the project would involve. Interesting and prominent public figures like TBL attract rather large fees for speaking appearances, so Pia rallied together a group of sponsors to help out. You can see the list of (awesome) sponsors and the…
  • A Sexual Awakening

    Jeff Waugh
    6 Aug 2012 | 3:22 am
    Over the last twelve months or so I’ve gone through something of a sexual awakening. I want to tell you, my Twitter friends, about it first. — Jeff Waugh (@jdub) August 6, 2012 For as long as I can remember, I have been attracted to women. I have loved a number of great women, deeply, sometimes athletically. — Jeff Waugh (@jdub) August 6, 2012 Lately, I’ve discovered that something has been missing in that equation. It was challenging to come to terms with at first, but now I know. — Jeff Waugh (@jdub) August 6, 2012 I am sexually attracted to burritos. I am a…
  • QotD: Jon Corbet on linux.conf.au and Linux Australia

    Jeff Waugh
    25 Jan 2012 | 9:52 pm
    In summary, LCA remains unique in its combination of strongly technical talks, freedom-oriented and hands-on orientation, wide variety of topics covered, and infectious Australian humor. There is a reason some of us seem to end up there every year despite the painful air-travel experiences required. Linux Australia has put together a structure that allows the conference to be handed off to a new team in a new city every year, bringing a fresh view while upholding the standards set in the previous years. — LWN’s Jon Corbet on linux.conf.au, An LCA 2012 Summary
  • Depression, and the fight of my life

    Jeff Waugh
    14 Sep 2011 | 5:45 pm
    I’ve never really been sure how to say “I have depression”. It’s not like I have it. It comes and it goes, and usually it has me, not the other way around. I’d say, “I’m depressed”, but right now I’m not. Do I say, “I’m prone to depression”? The word “prone” seems appropriate on a number of levels, but no. Today, I’m fighting depression. And winning. Every experience of depression is different, but for what it’s worth, you might find this story worth reading. I hope it helps you fight depression…
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    taint.org: Justin Mason's Weblog

  • Links for 2015-03-04

    dailylinks
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Alibaba’s cloud service launches in US, wants to rain all over Amazon server-hosting only for now. Interesting! Alibaba’s cloud platform already competes with the likes of AWS in China. Aliyun’s Chinese data centers are in Beijing, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen. “For the time being, we are just testing the water,” Yu said today. That means Aliyun will focus first on Chinese companies doing business in the US. “We know well what Chinese clients need, and now it’s time for us to learn what US clients need,” he added. (tags: alibaba china aws aliyun hosting) 500…
  • Links for 2015-03-03

    dailylinks
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Services Engineering Reading List good list of papers/articles for fans of scalability etc. (tags: architecture papers reading reliability scalability articles to-read) Monodraw nice, free-during-beta Mac app to draw ASCII-art diagrams (tags: art ascii mac apps monodraw)
  • Links for 2015-03-02

    dailylinks
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Glowroot “Open source APM for Java” — profiling in production, with a demo benchmark showing about a 2% performance impact. Wonder about effects on memory/GC, though (tags: apm java metrics measurement new-relic profiling glowroot)
  • Links for 2015-02-27

    dailylinks
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Release Protocol Buffers v3.0.0-alpha-2 · google/protobuf New major-version track for protobuf, with some interesting new features: Removal of field presence logic for primitive value fields, removal of required fields, and removal of default values. This makes proto3 significantly easier to implement with open struct representations, as in languages like Android Java, Objective C, or Go. Removal of unknown fields. Removal of extensions, which are instead replaced by a new standard type called Any. Fix semantics for unknown enum values. Addition of maps. Addition of a small set of standard…
  • Links for 2015-02-26

    dailylinks
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:58 pm
    JClarity’s Illuminate Performance-diagnosis-as-a-service. Cool. Users download and install an Illuminate Daemon using a simple installer which starts up a small stand alone Java process. The Daemon sits quietly unless it is asked to start gathering SLA data and/or to trigger a diagnosis. Users can set SLA’s via the dashboard and can opt to collect latency measurements of their transactions manually (using our library) or by asking Illuminate to automatically instrument their code (Servlet and JDBC based transactions are currently supported). SLA latency data for transactions is…
 
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  • Xfce 4.12 Might Make It For Fedora 22

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    An exception is being sought to add Xfce 4.12 for Fedora 22 past the change submission deadline... An exception is being sought to add Xfce 4.12 for Fedora 22 past the change submission deadline... Read more at Phoronix
  • Linux Kernel 4.0 RC2 Released a Little Late Because of Apple Mac Mini Bug

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:33 am
    Linus Torvalds announced that Linux kernel 4.0 RC2 has been released and is now ready for download and testing. It's a couple of days late to the party, but it's here. The kernel updates for the development branch are usually done on Sundays, but no such release was made. It... Linus Torvalds announced that Linux kernel 4.0 RC2 has been released and is now ready for download and testing. It's a couple of days late to the party, but it's here. The kernel updates for the development branch are usually done on Sundays, but no such release was made. It felt peculiar because Linus already pushed…
  • ​FREAK: Another Day, Another Serious SSL Security Hole

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    More than one third of encrypted Websites are open to attack via the FREAK security hole. More than one third of encrypted Websites are open to attack via the FREAK security hole. Read more at ZDNet News
  • Ubuntu MATE Is One of the Last Major Distros to Officially Support PowerPC

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Ubuntu MATE has been providing PowerPC support for some time now, but the developers have made some serious improvements to this particular feature in the latest 15.04 Beta 1 update. The Ubuntu MATE devs had quite a changelog for the 15.04 Beta 1 release, and most of the stuff they... Ubuntu MATE has been providing PowerPC support for some time now, but the developers have made some serious improvements to this particular feature in the latest 15.04 Beta 1 update. The Ubuntu MATE devs had quite a changelog for the 15.04 Beta 1 release, and most of the stuff they posted were very interesting.
  • PC Gaming Expected to Grow to 35 Billion Dollars by 2018

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    It would seem that PC gaming is not only alive and kicking, but that it's set to continue its solid growth over the course of the next few years. The projection comes from game business analysis group Open Gaming Alliance, who claims that the PC gaming industry is set to... It would seem that PC gaming is not only alive and kicking, but that it's set to continue its solid growth over the course of the next few years. The projection comes from game business analysis group Open Gaming Alliance, who claims that the PC gaming industry is set to grow to an astounding $35 / €31 billion, up from…
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    LWN.net

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for March 5, 2015

    corbet
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:55 pm
    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for March 5, 2015 is available.
  • [$] A look at EasyNAS

    corbet
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Thus far, this series on network-attached storage (NAS) distributions has looked at three different approaches to the problem. OpenMediaVault provides a NAS server using traditional Linux filesystems, Rockstor bases everything on the Btrfs filesystem, and FreeNAS is a FreeBSD-based system using ZFS. This fourth (and probably final) installment in this series goes back to Btrfs with a look at EasyNAS, which is another attempt to make the unique features of Btrfs available in a dedicated NAS distribution.
  • Security advisories for Wednesday

    ris
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    Debian has updated icedove (multiple vulnerabilities). Debian-LTS has updated unace (code execution). Fedora has updated arc (F21; F20: directory traversal), e2fsprogs (F21; F20: code execution), glibc (F21; F20: multiple vulnerabilities), php (F20: multiple vulnerabilities), and qt (F21: denial of service). Mageia has updated php (multiple vulnerabilities). Mandriva has updated bind (denial of service) and freetype2 (many vulnerabilities). openSUSE has updated apache2 (13.2: denial of service), postgresql93 (13.2: multiple vulnerabilities), and python-rope (13.2, 13.1: unauthorized…
  • GitLab acquires Gitorious

    ris
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    GitLab and Gitorious have announced that GitLab will acquire Gitorious. "Starting today, Gitorious.org users can import their existing projects into GitLab.com by clicking the “Import projects from Gitorious.org” link when creating a new project. Gitorious.org will stay online until the end of May 2015 to give people time to migrate their repositories."
  • Kernel prepatch 4.0-rc2

    corbet
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    The 4.0-rc2 kernel prepatch is out. "So rc2 missed the usual Sunday afternoon timing, because I spent most of the weekend debugging an issue that happened on an old Mac Mini I have around, and I hate making even early -rc releases with problems on machines that I have direct access to. Even if it only affected old machines that actual developers are unlikely to have or at least use. Today I got the patch from Daniel Vetter to fix it, so instead of doing a Sunday evening rc2, it's a Tuesday morning one. Go get it. It works better for the delay."
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    BSD News

  • Hello world!

    bsdnews_adi
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
 
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    Softpedia News > Linux

  • Vivaldi Web Browser Tech Preview 2 Is Out with Fast Forward and Rewind - Gallery

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Vivaldi is a new web browser based on Chromium that is built by an Opera founds. It's aimed mostly at power users, but it can be used by anyone. A new update has been released and the developers have added some new features. Vivaldi is still under heavy development and its makers are still adding major new features to it. For now, a couple of tech preview versions have been made available and there are quite a few features still missing, but they are being added. It's not r... (read more)
  • Latest VirtualBox Update Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 Support

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    VirtualBox, a virtualization application that allows users to run and install operating systems inside other OSes has just received a small, but important maintenance update that brings, among other things, support for the latest Linux kernel 4.0. VirtualBox is definitely one of the best applications of its kind and it's jam-packed with a ton of features. It's updated by Oracle on a constant basis and one of the most important features is the support for the latest Linux ke... (read more)
  • Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.19

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is almost here and the developers have just upgraded the Linux kernel for the daily build. It's also the same branch that will be made available with the final version. For the past several editions, Ubuntu systems have been shipping with the latest Linux kernel available at that time, and that's always a good thing. Unlike other distros, Ubuntu doesn't get a new branch of the Linux kernel after the official launch, with the exception of the poin... (read more)
  • Unvanquished Alpha 37 Anniversary Edition Free FPS Is Simply Awesome

    Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:27 am
    Unvanquished is a free, open source first-person shooter that combines real-time strategy elements with a futuristic and sci-fi atmosphere. Even if it's still under development, the makers of this game now have an anniversary version and it's ready for download. Unvanquished is getting closer to a stable version every day and that can be seen from what the developers are still implementing from one release to another. A year ago they were heavy on new features, but now it l... (read more)
  • New Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha Playable Build Available for Linux

    Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    We announced last year that Epic Games planned to release a new iteration of its acclaimed Unreal Tournament first-person shooter (FPS) video game built with Unreal Engine 4 for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X computer operating systems. Today, we are happy to report that a new Pre-Alpha build is available for download and... (read more)
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    Prakash Advani's Blog

  • Facebook’s open-source Android debugging tool

    Prakash
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:31 am
    Facebook said today that it’s giving away a tool it built to spot errors in Android application code. Facebook has gradually improved its main app for Android, as well as other apps for the mobile operating system, including Messenger, Facebook Groups, Facebook Pages Manager, and most recently Facebook at Work. Read More: http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/18/facebook-unleashes-stetho-its-android-debugging-tool-under-open-source-license Related posts: .NET goes open source With other languages such as Java and Python getting large... The best open-source office suite, LibreOffice 4.4, gets…
  • Sam Ramji takes lead at Cloud Foundry Foundation

    Prakash
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:23 pm
    In 2015, many Linux and open-source vets still distrust Microsoft’s conversion to open-source. In 2006, no one believed that when Sam Ramji, who oversaw BEA Systems move to open-source software, became Director of Platform Technology Strategy for Microsoft’s Open Source Software Labs, that Microsoft was doing more than paying lip-service to open source. They were wrong. Now, years after leaving Microsoft, Ramji is returning to play a major open-source leadership role as the new CEO for the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Read…
  • OnePlus One available without an invite

    Prakash
    8 Feb 2015 | 10:50 pm
    If you have been eyeing the OnePlus One, you have good news! Buy the OnePlus One without an invite at Amazon India. This deal is only Tomorrow Tuesday 10th Feb at 10AM.   Related posts: Ubuntu to release LTS version in India tomorrow Operating system Ubuntu is set to release another Long Term... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • Raspberry Pi 2

    Prakash
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Raspberry Pi 2 is here. A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM Compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 $35 And now runs Snappy Ubuntu Core.   Related posts: ARM-based AMD Opteron A1100 processor The global announcement of AMD’s first ARM-based server SoC (system-on-chip),... Is Ubuntu affected by Heartbleed ? The Short answer is No. Ubuntu was patched on 7th... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • The best open-source office suite, LibreOffice 4.4, gets new release

    Prakash
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Who says you can’t have fast, good and cheap? The Document Foundation’s latest release of the most popular open-source office suite, LibreOffice 4.4 is quite fast on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows; it works well on all three desktop operating systems, and it won’t cost you a penny. Read More: http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-best-open-source-office-suite-libreoffice-4-4-gets-new-release/ Download Here: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/?version=4.4.0 Related posts: Seven Out Of Ten People Don’t Use Microsoft Office Anymore If your usage is not much,…
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  • EA shuts down SimCity developer Maxis

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    EA has shut down Maxis Emeryville, the main Maxis studio and longrunning developer behind SimCity and Spore, among other games. Though the Maxis brand will carry on, the studio that most people knew as "Maxis" is no more. I played so much SimCity 2000 as a kid. Sad news.
  • Nvidia announces the new Shield, a 4K Android TV console

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Speaking of TV boxes for gaming: Tonight at a press conference scheduled to coincide with GDC 2015, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang annouced the latest addition to its Shield line of products. Called simply "Shield," Nvidia's new device is a set-top box powered by Nvidia's Tegra X1 processor, using Google's Android OS and the search giant's new TV platform, Android TV. Shield supports 4K content encoded with H.265, and can stream local content from Nvidia-powered PCs at 1080p60. Shield also supports the company's game-streaming initiative, Grid.
  • Valve unveils Steam Link, final Steam controller, Source 2

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    The Steam controller is a big part of what makes a Steam Machine a Steam Machine; we were told that running SteamOS and being packaged with the controller were two of the main things that need to be included to use that branding. The controller itself has gone through a number of revisions, but we were able to use what Valve is calling the final version during GDC. We've been using pretty much the same controller setup for a while now, so I'm glad Valve is trying to see if things can be improved. I have no idea if this will be it - a hands-on is required - but I'm open to try. In addition to…
  • Hands-on with Mark Shuttleworth's Ubuntu phone

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    At the Canonical booth at Mobile World Congress, I had a chance meeting with Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and spiritual leader of Ubuntu. I was actually at the booth to try out the new Ubuntu Edition of the Meizu MX4, a mid- to high-end smartphone, but all of the untethered devices had run out of battery - every phone, that is, except for Shuttleworth's. Ubuntu Phone looks good on this device. The Verge has an additional story.
  • No reboot patching comes to Linux 4.0

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    With Linux 4.0, you may never need to reboot your operating system again. One reason to love Linux on your servers or in your data-center is that you so seldom needed to reboot it. True, critical patches require a reboot, but you could go months without rebooting. Now, with the latest changes to the Linux kernel you may be able to go years between reboots.
 
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    Tux Machines

  • 5 awesome security features to expect in PC-BSD 10.1.2

    Rianne Schestowitz
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    Five of those security and security-related features were announced today and are on track to be included in the next edition, which should be PC-BSD 10.1.2. They are PersonaCrypt – a command line utility to backup a user’s home directory to an encrypted external media Tor Mode in System Updater Tray Stealth Mode in PersonaCrypt Ports now use LibreSSL by default instead of OpenSSL Support for encrypted backups in Life-Preserver utility read more
  • COM Express module runs Linux on a 2.3GHz Tegra K1

    Rianne Schestowitz
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    Seco is prepping a Linux-friendly COM Express Type 6 Compact module with a quad-core, 2.3GHz Tegra K1 SoC and optional extended temperature support. When we covered the Nvidia Jetson TK1 single board computer last March, we didn’t realize the manufacturer was Seco. In addition to the Jetson TK1 (Seco product page here), Seco is now adding a COM Express Type 6 Compact computer-on-module called the SECOMExp-TK1, which similarly runs Linux on an Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC. read more
  • From the Editors: You’ve come a long way, Linux

    Rianne Schestowitz
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:21 am
    This month, as we do every March, we reported on the Who Writes Linux report from the Linux Foundation. Usually, this is a fairly rote affair: Red Hat and Intel contribute tons of code, Greg Kroah-Hartman does a ton of the work, and we learn about some small firm somewhere that’s cranking out kernel code disproportionate to its size. read more
  • SteamOS A Linux Distribution For Gaming

    Mohd Sohail
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:22 pm
    SteamOS is a Debian Linux kernel-based operating system in development by Valve Corporation designed to be the primary operating system for the Steam Machine game consoles. It was initially released on December 13, 2013, alongside the start of end-user beta testing of Steam Machines.   Read At LinuxAndUbuntu read more
  • KDE Applications 14.12.3 Officially Released

    Rianne Schestowitz
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    KDE Applications 14.12 has been released by its makers, and it’s a regular maintenance update. It comes with a ton of bug fixes and will be soon available in various repositories. read more
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  • Integrating medicine with technology

    admin
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:16 am
    With the dawn of advanced technology, hospitals and clinics across the globe have invested in personalized websites to allow easier access to the facilities they provide. With competition growing stiff, every medical firm is trying to outdo the other. Advertising the latest technologies they have invested in is one of the best ways of increasing their client lists. With people’s life at stake, once a person invests trust in a medical firm they rarely budge to get a second opinion. Therefore, in the field of medicine goodwill is invaluable for the success of the firm. Doctors and surgeons…
  • Imagery Aspect in Facebook Advertising

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    Social media space was revolutionized back in 2006 when Facebook opened its doors to the wider public. Since then, a lot has happened to Facebook as a social media platform. It has more than a billion active users now making it the largest social media website on the planet. This creates unique opportunities for the marketing sector. A billion active Facebook users create a pool of people that can be accessed easily for marketing purposes. This unique aspect about Facebook has pulled in many businesses to Facebook to market themselves. It is now a common place for you to find ads on Facebook.
  • Create an App for Your Mobile Phone

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Why you need to have an app. for you mobile phone? Well it makes your Smartphone efficient and makes it look custom made. You would have spend tons of money in downloading, but how about developing the your own app?, doesn’t it sound good? Well with some cool create an app tools you can created your desired apps for iphone, and android phones. Mobile apps The mobile apps arrive in various platforms; however the Google’s android and apple’iOS are the most renowned ones. Mobile app development is found to be a lucrative business. However many individuals hesitate to come into this…
  • Make unlimited videos with video maker software

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Making videos for any presentation or any advertisement can seem very hectic and costly. However, for business to progress in an easy way it will be better if you have a video that depicts it. It is attractive and eye catching too. If you are worrying about the cost you have to pay for your video, why not make one on your own? Now you might be thinking how that is possible. It is very simple. All you have to do is buy a software and prepare your own videos instead of paying for the videos every time. Here is an example of software by the name of Video Maker Fx. First, you have to get to know…
  • Host your site with more confidence

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

  • s2k15 Hackathon Report: Jonathan Gray on X Graphic Acceleration Improvements, afl fuzzer

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:38 am
    Our third report from the s2k15 hackathon comes from Jonathan Gray (jsg@): During the recent s2k15 hackathon in Brisbane I made another attempt to get acceleration working on newer Southern Islands/Graphics Core Next Radeon parts. As there is no traditional EXA acceleration provided by the xf86-video-ati driver for these the only option is glamor. Glamor used to be an external library but is now distributed as part of the Xorg X server. It works by creating an EGL context and provides OpenGL based 2D acceleration. Read more...
  • LibreSSL 2.1.4

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:24 am
    Brent Cook (bcook@) posted: We have released LibreSSL 2.1.4, which will be arriving in the LibreSSL directory of your local OpenBSD mirror soon. This release adds a number of new security features, makes building privilege-separated programs simpler, and improves the libtls API. Read more...
  • Errata for X Server Infoleak

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:50 am
    As reported by Ted Unangst (tedu@) on tech: Patches are now available to fix an information leak in the XkbSetGeometry request of X servers. For more information, see the X.org advisory. Read more...
  • Summer of Code 2015 Project Ideas Announced

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    The OpenBSD foundation has published its Project Ideas List for this year's Google-sponsored Summer of Code. If you're a student with an appropriate background, this could be your chance to take a stab at contributing to the OpenBSD code base, with OpenBSD developers as your mentors. The Foundation and the OpenBSD project do not guarantee that SOC projects are accepted into the OpenBSD code base, but it's worth trying, isn't it? Check out the list and see if there's something there you want to spend most of the summer hacking on.
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  • gCAD3D V2.24 (GTK Graphic Tool)

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    gCAD3D V2.24 (GTK Graphic Tool)gCAD3D is a 3D CAD-CAM application that features an integrated 3D OpenGL viewer, a program interpreter for geometry and NC-commands in 3D, an integrated NC-processor, and a programming interface for user programs. It has support for importing Step files and support for both importing and exporting Iges, DXF, and VRML files, and for exporting SVG. Home: www.gcad3d.orgchangelog:Version 2.24 / 2015-03-02 - NEW: License changed to GPL-v3; see Releasenotes. - modifications for git - minor bugfixes. Releasenotes: Get complete sourcecode from github.com/gcad3d/gcad3d…
  • SportsTracker 7.0.0 (GTK Other Software)

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:58 am
    SportsTracker 7.0.0 (GTK Other Software)SportsTracker is an application for tracking your sporting activities. It is not bound to a specific kind of sport, as categories can be created for all sport types, such as cycling, running or tennis. The main advantages are the good overview of your exercises and the easy creation of exercise statistics for specific time ranges and sport types. Users of heartrate monitors (e.g. Garmin, Polar, CicloSport) can import, display (including diagrams) and organize the recorded exercise data with the integrated ExerciseViewer component.changelog:The major…
  • ColorGrab 0.2 (GTK Graphic Tool)

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:58 am
    ColorGrab 0.2 (GTK Graphic Tool)A cross-platform color picker useful for web development. Supports a number of different color models and output formats, e.g. RGB, HSV, HSL, CMYK. Also supports saving/loading palette files. Links: https://github.com/Acolarh/colorgrab - GitHub[read more]job recommendations:[more jobs]
  • PlankSetting 0.1.3 (GTK Other Utility)

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:11 pm
    PlankSetting 0.1.3 (GTK Other Utility)This is a simple application that allow users to customize plank dock easily, Features: Customizing the behavior of the dock. Changing the dock theme. Adding new themes. Removing the undesirable themes. Dependence: Plank 0.6.0 Gtk 3.x Python 3.x Translation: the project is already available in: Arabic English French Lithuanian changelog:[0.1.1] - add logo [0.1.2] - fixing theme tab - adding headbar instead of native window manager - updating Arabic translation - Adding French translation - allowing delete themes from system themes location [0.1.3] -…
  • Pragha 1.3.2.1 (GTK Sound Application)

    22 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Pragha 1.3.2.1 (GTK Sound Application)A Lightweight Music Player for GNU/Linux, based on Gtk, sqlite, and completely written in C, constructed to be fast, light, and simultaneously complete without obstructing the daily work. Some of the features are: * Full integration with GTK+3 support, but always completely independent of gnome or xfce. * Two panel desing inspired on Amarok 1.4. Library and current playlist. * Library with multiple views, according tags or folder structure. * Search, filtering and queue songs on current playlist. * Playing and edit tag of mp3, m4a, ogg, flac, asf, wma,…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Chocolatey Package Manager: The Alternative Windows Store

    SK Mezanul Haque
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:13 pm
    For a long time Windows operating system lacked any proper application manager also known as a package manager. A central hub so you can manage all installed applications, get new ones and keep them updated. Mainly, Linux distributions had some form of a package manager. Apple came up with Mac App Store from where users can buy Mac apps, install them and keep them up to date. Having a package manager always made the job easy. It automatically installs all dependencies in case the operating system missed them. With the introduction of Windows 8, Microsoft came up with Windows Store but it…
  • Google Inbox: The Revolutionary Intelligent Way to Email

    SK Mezanul Haque
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    Google Inbox is the new intelligent way to email. If you have never heard about Google Inbox, well, Inbox is a new service that transforms the way you used to use email, traditionally. Inbox runs on Gmail and it transforms everything from your Gmail account for you in Inbox. At this moment, to access Inbox, you need to ask Google for an invite. More information about how to request for Google Inbox is at the end of this post. Once accepted, you will be able to use it on all supported devices and platforms. Google Inbox App 101: Functions, Features, Enhancements, More… Once you receive…
  • Latest Google Chrome Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

    SK Mezanul Haque
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 40 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a minor update towards the major update 40.0.2214.91, bumping up the version number to 40.0.2214.111. You can see the official log about this minor update here. The major version released before this minor update came with a number of fixes and improvements. The notable ones are: Updated info dialog for Chrome app on Windows and Linux. A new clock behind/ahead error message. If you already use Google Chrome you don’t need to worry about downloading the latest…
  • Sticky Password Premium Review

    SK Mezanul Haque
    25 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Sticky Password is one of the most popular platform independent password manager available. It supports all major platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android. The password manager also supports BlackBerry OS10, Amazon Kindle Fire, Nokia X too. In the first week December, Lamantine Software released a major update of the password manager. Sticky Password 8 features many new and improved functions. Sticky Password is not a new name for My Technology Guide’s regular readers. We have been testing out all the major versions of the password manager since Sticky Password…
  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

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

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Many hands make light work as they say. More importantly though – many hands come with many minds. An FOSS project consists of a lot more than just the source code that powers your application.
  • Py-EFL Tutorial 1: Hello Elementary

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:11 pm
    The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) are a GUI toolkit similar to GTK or Qt. They provide a core framework on which you can build a variety of powerful GUI applications. This piece will be the first in a series of tutorials about getting started building GUI applications in Python using the EFLs as your toolkit.
  • Creating a Community: Getting Started

    20 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    It was a little over four years that I was bitten by the bug for the Enlightenment desktop. It was fast, it was customizable, it was beautiful, but one thing it was not was easily accessible. There were countless directions on the internet of how to manually compile the latest version of the desktop from source repositories, but not only was this process complex - it was tedious.
  • Making light work of a paper cut?

    2 Feb 2015 | 12:08 am
    It is a standard trick in many science fiction stories where they mention that the lighting of any room is no longer supplied by an archaic device called a bulb. Generally lighting of the future is diffuse and has no single point of origin. In fact, everything seems to just glow of it's own accord a...
  • Time to turn tails on the internet?

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:09 am
    The internet is a fantastic thing. It has more information in it than all the dead trees combined. Well I don't know that for sure, I will have to google it :) however, it does feel that way. There is so much that can be done on the internet that it is very easy to spend every hour of every day of e...
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    Linux notes from DarkDuck

  • Next Achievement of Facebook Page of Linux Notes from DarkDuck - 500 likes!

    12 Feb 2015 | 4:01 pm
    I must admit I have never thought about this being possible.You know that Facebook page of Linux notes from DarkDuck exists almost as long as the blog itself. The page got it 300th like in September 2014. It was only about 320 by mid-January 2015.And then I saw the number of "Likes" rocketing! The level of 400 "Likes" has been passed on the 24th of January.It was less than 3 weeks ago, and today, on the 12th of February 2015, I am happy to announce that the Facebook page took another level! There are more than 500 people who "Like" the Linux notes from DarkDuck page!Thank you to all of you! I…
  • One name really stuck out - Zorin OS

    11 Feb 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Good morning / evening / afternoon / day / night whenever you are reading this. My name is Antonio and I really like Zorin OS.I'm fairly new to the Linux community and I had a difficult time around at first when I stumbled across a few threads that were just distro wars. These sort threw me off track and I completely botched my first Arch linux install. Afterwards however, I found Ubuntu and found it to my liking for much except for a few things.The first thing was the interface. Unity isn't ugly, but I prefer something a little more like the Windows UI that isn't controlled by a brown-orange…
  • Linux notes from DarkDuck Facebook page got more than 400 likes

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

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

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

    sjvn01
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Do you want a job in IT that you can count on in years to come? Then start polishing up your Linux skills. According to the Linux Foundation and tech job company Dice, in the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, “Nearly all hiring managers are looking to recruit Linux professionals.” While programmers and Linux system administrators [...]
  • FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole

    sjvn01
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    It seemed like such a good idea in the early 90s. Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) encryption was brand new and the National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to make sure that they could read “secured” web traffic by foreign nationals. So, the NSA got Netscape to agree to deploy 40-bit cryptography in its International Edition while saving [...]
  • BitTorrent Sync 2.0: For all your business file-sharing needs

    sjvn01
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    There are endless ways to share files between devices. Some of them are complex, ftp and Network File System (NFS). Some, such as Apple Bonjour and Windows Homegroup, work with only a few operating systems. Still others, like Dropbox and Google Drive, require you to use a cloud. Then, there’s BitTorrent Sync 2.0, which is [...]
 
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    OMG! Ubuntu!

  • Popular German Website ‘Spiegel Online’ Reviews Ubuntu Phone

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Image: Der Spiegel The popular German news website Spiegel Online has published a hands-on review of the Bq Ubuntu Phone, which is due to ship to successful Flash Sale buyers later this month. The publication gives its thoughts on the mid-range handset in a review subtitled (and likely badly translated): ‘Ubuntu? For many it is the Windows alternative for PCs. But now the first Ubuntu Smartphone has come on the market. Can it compete with iOS and Android devices? We find out.’ ‘A Phone For Enthusiasts’ Thanks to the power of online translation tools (and a…
  • VLC 2.2 Released, Here’s How To Install It in Ubuntu

    Sam Tran
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm
    The go-to media player of millions, VLC 2.2 ‘Weathermax’ was released this weekend and brings some nifty new features to the desktop. As teased previously, the desktop release now includes a built-in extension gallery. Adding extra features to VLC is now no more than a few clicks away (Tools > Plugins and Extensions). Playback resume is another handy feature long requested. The ‘Continue Playback?’ prompt appears when re-opening a  video or audio file and sees the desktop build gain parity with its mobile kin. The popular open-source media player adds a much…
  • Xfce 4.12 Released After Almost 3 Years — And The Changes Are Huge

    Sam Tran
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Two years and ten months in development, this weekend saw the release of Xfce 4.12. The latest version of the light Xfce desktop and related software continues to use GTK2+ but adds plenty of new features, usability improvements and bug fixes to make it feel fresh. Client Side Decorations in Xfce 4.12 Chief among the new features in Xfce 4.12 is initial support for Client Side Decorations (like those found in apps like Geary), a new Alt+Tab window switcher with window previews, a panel that can intelligently hide, support GTK3 applets and more. Other notable changes include better support…
  • New Video Demos Ubuntu Convergence on Tablet, Phone

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Canonical’s plans have come a long way A new video shows how far Canonical has come with the idea of convergence, both at the software level and on working hardware. Although long talked about, the Ubuntu Edge campaign exemplified the concept best with its “super phone” boast: your phone would hook up to a monitor, mouse and keyboard and become a fully functioning Ubuntu desktop PC. Phone apps would run on the desktop in an appropriate guise like responsive websites do on phones. Today, ahead of Mobile World Congress next month, Ubuntu Desktop Manager Will Cooke has posted a…
  • Ubuntu MATE Is Now An Official Ubuntu Flavor

    Joey-Elijah Sneddon
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:14 pm
    The Ubuntu MATE Linux distribution is now an official Ubuntu flavor, joining the likes of Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin. With two well received releases under its belt, Ubuntu MATE has garnered praise from users and reviewers alike over the past year or so thanks to a seamless blend of the latest Ubuntu base and the classic MATE desktop environment. Moves to make the distro an official Ubuntu flavor have been discussed for some time. Recently approved, the distro announced the news alongside its first beta in the Ubuntu 15.04 development cycle. What Does It Mean? ‘Official status…
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  • Outspoken on Open

    Benjamin Kerensa
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    One thing I have tried to advocate for no matter what project it is I’m contributing to is good process and transparency. You would think that things like good process and transparency come naturally to open source projects but the thing is, no matter how old or new the project is there are always people coming and going who have varying depths of experience in doing work in the open and as a result open is not always the default in open source projects. Most recently, I have been pushing for more transparency in some programs at Mozilla and specifically in the area that deals with…
  • Get a free U2F Yubikey to test on Firefox Nightly

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

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

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

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

  • How to set up IPv6 BGP peering and filtering in Quagga BGP router

    Sarmed Rahman
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:21 pm
    In the previous tutorials, we demonstrated how we can set up a full-fledged BGP router and configure prefix filtering with Quagga. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how we can set up IPv6 BGP peering and advertise IPv6 prefixes through BGP. We will also demonstrate how we can filter IPv6 prefixes advertised […]Continue reading... The post How to set up IPv6 BGP peering and filtering in Quagga BGP router appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to turn your CentOS box into a BGP router using Quagga How to filter BGP routes in Quagga BGP router How to monitor BGP sessions…
  • How to make remote incremental backup of LUKS-encrypted disk/partition

    Iulian Murgulet
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Some of us have our hard drives at home or on a VPS encrypted by Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) for security reasons, and these drives can quickly grow to tens or hundreds of GBs in size. So while we enjoy the security of our LUKS device, we may start to think about a possible […]Continue reading... The post How to make remote incremental backup of LUKS-encrypted disk/partition appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to create a cloud-based encrypted file system on Linux How to create an encrypted disk partition on Linux How to synchronize files between two servers bidirectionally…
  • How to share files between computers over network with btsync

    Gabriel Cánepa
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:40 pm
    If you are the type of person who uses several devices to work online, I'm sure you must be using, or at least wishing to use, a method for syncing files and directories among those devices. BitTorrent Sync, also known as btsync for short, is a cross-platform sync tool (freeware) which is powered by BitTorrent, […]Continue reading... The post How to share files between computers over network with btsync appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to create a secure incremental offsite backup in Linux with Duplicity How to back up and restore Gmail account on Linux How to synchronize…
  • How to analyze and view Apache web server logs interactively on Linux

    Gabriel Cánepa
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Whether you are in the web hosting business, or run a few web sites on a VPS yourself, chances are you want to display visitor statistics such as top visitors, requested files (dynamic or static), used bandwidth, client browsers, and referring sites, and so forth. GoAccess is a command-line log analyzer and interactive viewer for […]Continue reading... The post How to analyze and view Apache web server logs interactively on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to sniff HTTP traffic from the command line on Linux What are useful…
  • How to access Feedly RSS feed from the command line on Linux

    Dan Nanni
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    In case you didn't know, Feedly is one of the most popular online news aggregation services. It offers seamlessly unified news reading experience across desktops, Android and iOS devices via browser extensions and mobile apps. Feedly took on the demise of Google Reader in 2013, quickly gaining a lot of then Google Reader users. I […]Continue reading... The post How to access Feedly RSS feed from the command line on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to sync Google Drive from the command line on Linux How to access Dropbox from the command line in Linux How to access…
 
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  • cPanel logs location

    blackMORE Ops
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:58 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day ....cPanel logs location Finding cPanel logs been always an issue for everyone. cPanel seems to distribute the logs in all over the disk. Saying that, cPanel got a nice Poster that you can print out but the PDF file is 42MB. This post is a collection of all the cPanel logs location for access, Apache, email, error, ftp, mysql, WHM and other possible applications. If you live in USA, Canada or Mexico, they will even send you a high resolution printed copy. Select open in New Window to on the image below to view full-size. Following log…
  • A very detailed guide on how to setup VPN on Kali Linux and Ubuntu

    blackMORE Ops
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:46 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day ....Every day millions of people uses different VPN service providers to protect their online privacy. But it not all VPN providers are as anonymous or as secured or dedicated to protecting your Online privacy as they claim to be. Some VPN service providers even log your activity and if you are living in a country where certain sites are not allowed or you might get prosecuted for doing something as simple as scanning a network (yes, it’s in-fact an offense in many First World countries). I wrote this article on fixing VPN grayed out…
  • In light of recent Linux exploits, Linux security audit is a must!

    blackMORE Ops
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:22 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day ....  How many Linux vulnerabilities and exploits were exposed since last 6 months? Many! With recent Shellshock, Heartbleed, Poodle, Ghost and maybe many more to come. Suddenly, I didn’t feel that much secure anymore with my Linux as it’s the core packages that are affected.. What’s next? My openVPN is not secured anymore? My SSH session keys are vulnerable? I decided to do a Linux security audit of my Linux system. After setting up an external firewall, I suddenly realized, it’s just too big for me to do it…
  • Linux file system hierarchy

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    14 Feb 2015 | 3:44 am
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day ....Linux file system hierarchyThe post Linux file system hierarchy appeared first on blackMORE Ops. blackMORE Ops
  • Kali Linux 1.1.0 kernel 3.18 – Install proprietary NVIDIA driver – NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver

    blackMORE Ops
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:37 pm
    blackMORE Ops blackMORE Ops - Learn one trick a day ....Install NVIDIA driver on Kali Linux 1.1.0 This guide explains how to install proprietary “NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Graphics Driver” or NVIDIA driver on Kali Linux 1.1.0 kernel 3.18 system. By default Kali Linux installs open source NVIDIA driver nouveau which works great if you just want a display. Open source drivers can be confirmed by using lsmod | grep nouveau command. But like I said in my previous guides, it doesn’t give you 3D acceleration features or GPU acceleration based applications (such as CUDA and…
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  • rTorrent – command line Bit Torrent client in Ubuntu Linux

    Pradeep Kumar
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:19 pm
    As a Linux system admin we love to download and upload larger files using bit torrent clients from command line or from terminal. This can be possible with the help of rTorrent, it is command line Bit Torrent client available on Linux like operating System. Some of the common features of rTorrent are listed below: We can use URL / file path to add torrents at runtime Stop/delete/resume torrents are easy Safe quick resume support It shows information about peers and the torrent Support for distributed hash tables (DHT) Support for peer-exchange (PEX) Support for initial seeding (Superseeding)…
  • Debugging Shell Scripts in Linux

    Pradeep Kumar
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:17 pm
    In most of the programming languages debugger tool is available for debugging. A debugger is a tool that can run a program or script that enables you to examine the internals of the script or program as it runs. In the shell scripting we don”t have any debugger tool but with the help of command line options (-n, -v and -x ) we can do the debugging. Disabling the Shell ( -n option) The -n option, shot for noexec ( as in no execution), tells the shell to not run the commands. Instead, the shell just checks for syntax errors. This option will not convince the shell to perform any more…
  • Install & Configure Apache Subversion (SVN) on CentOS 7

    Pradeep Kumar
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Apache Subversion is also known as SVN, is an open source versioning & revision controlling program which helps in storing the present and past historic file versions like documents, source codes and web pages. SVN comes under Apache License. In this article we will install & configure SVN on CentOS 7, which will act as SVN repository where authenticated users will be allowed to perform check-in and checkout operations. Step:1 Install SVN & Apache Packages SVN & Apache (http) package are available in the default CentOS 7 repository. Use below yum command to install required…
  • 25 Linux Shell Scripting interview Questions & Answers

    Pradeep Kumar
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Q:1 What is Shell Script and why it is required ? Ans: A Shell Script is a text file that contains one or more commands. As a system administrator we often need to issue number of commands to accomplish the task, we can add these all commands together in a text file (Shell Script) to complete daily routine task. Q:2 What is the default login shell and how to change default login shell for a specific user ? Ans: In Linux like Operating system “/bin/bash” is the default login shell which is assigned while user creation. We can change default shell using the “chsh”…
  • Create Virtual Machine using VMware Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10

    Pradeep Kumar
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:47 pm
    In our Previous post we have discussed “Installation Steps of VMware Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10”. In this post we will discuss how to create a virtual machine using VMware Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10 step by step. Step:1 Start the VMware Workstation Dash Home —> Search —-> VMware workstation Click on VMware Workstation Click on “Create a New virtual Machine” option Step:2 Select the type of Configuration for the virtual Machine. In my case i have selected the recommended type. Click on Next… Step:3 Specify the installation media. Installation…
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  • How to merge or split pdf files using convert

    Peter Leung
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    convert is a member of the ImageMagick software suite for image manipulation. Two of my earlier posts dealt with using convert to slice and resize an image. It is a lesser-known fact that convert also works with pdf files. I'd previously explained how to merge and split up pdf files using tools such as pdftk and gs. In this post, I'll illustrate how to do the same using the convert program. First, you need to install convert which is packaged in the ImageMagick suite. $ sudo apt-get install imagemagick Merging 2 pdf files (file1 and file2) into a new file (output) is as simple as executing: $…
  • How to update a MySQL table with data from itself

    Peter Leung
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    Suppose I want to update a MySQL table with data that refers to the same table. To make it easier to follow along, I will use the following actual WordPress administration scenario. My task is to copy the attributes of a WordPress theme named decode to its child theme named decode-child. Theme attributes are stored in the MySQL table wp_options. The table has 2 relevant fields: option_name This field identifies the theme. The parent theme has the value theme_mods_decode; the child theme, theme_mods_decode-child.option_value This is the field we want to copy from the parent theme to its child.
  • What to do next after spinning up a Debian VPS

    Peter Leung
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Recently, I opened an unmanaged VPS hosting account with Digital Ocean (of which I am an affiliate), and created a barebone Debian virtual server. Because the hosting was unmanaged, I had to apply all the system changes to the machine myself. Below were the steps I took to set up the Debian virtual machine after spinning it up for the first time. I assume that you want to set up the LAMP stack - Linux, Apache, MYSQL, PHP - on your machine. SSH into the virtual machine. Before you can login, you need to know the public IP address of the new machine. Digital Ocean sends it to you in an email. $…
  • How to run multiple simultaneous X Window sessions

    Peter Leung
    10 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    If you share your Linux desktop machine with other users, you may occasionally need to switch from 1 X session to another. For example, you are busy writing code or blogging, and your spouse walks up to you and asks to 'quickly' check her email. You can log out so that she can login using her own account. But, the current context of your work is lost, and you need to re-establish it when you resume. A better way is to have her run a second simultaneous X session. The steps are as follows: Switch to a virtual terminal. By default, six virtual text terminals are available to you (Ctrl+Alt+F1 to…
  • Learning command arguments using ExplainShell.com

    Peter Leung
    1 Feb 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Suppose you come across the following command in a script. You are not quite sure what it does. Specifically, you want to know the meaning of each command argument. $ wget --spider -r -nd -nv -H -l 1 -w 2 -o test.log http://example.com/ Traditionally, to find out what each argument does, you look up the man page for the wget command. Then, you scroll through page after page of information, and extract the description for each argument. This is a time-consuming, and eye-straining exercise. Thanks to the Explainshell.com website. Now, you simply enter the above command on that website, and…
 
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  • SteamOS A Linux Distribution For Gaming

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:13 pm
    SteamOS is a Debian Linux kernel-based operating system in development by Valve Corporation designed to be the primary operating system for the Steam Machine game consoles. It was initially released on December 13, 2013, alongside the start of end-user beta testing of Steam Machines. During a panel at Linux Conin 2013, Valve co-founder and executive director Gabe Newell stated that he believed "Linux and open source are the future of gaming", going on to say that the company is aiding game developers who want to make games compatible with Linux, and that they would be making an announcement…
  • Install Steam In Ubuntu/Linux Mint And Play Amazing Games On Linux

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    You are using Linux and thinking Linux does not support gaming.! If so, let me tell you that you are not aware of Steam. Steam is a gaming client that lets you play amazing games on Linux system. There are hundreds of free and paid games that you can play without searching the entire web. All at one place and easy to install! So let's get started! What is Steam ? Steam is a multi-player platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute games and related media online. Steam provides the user with installation and automatic management of software across…
  • XFCE 4.12 Released With Several Changes, Install In Ubuntu

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. After two years and 10 months Xfce sees a new release, Xfce 4.12 with so many changes. Xfce is a lightweight environment and if you want to try out Xfce 4.12 then here is how you can do that. It is assumed that you already have Xfce desktop installed. Before see how to install Xfce 4.12 in Ubuntu, let's see What's New In Xfce 4.12. What's New In Xfce 4.12 ? The window manager gained a new themable Alt+Tab dialog with…
  • PlayOnLinux Reached to 4.2.6, Install Windows Apps And Games In Ubuntu Linux

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:05 pm
    PlayOnLinux is a software designed to install Windows applications and games on Linux. The team released PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 recently with several improvements and bug fixes that makes it more stable and useful. Let's install it on Ubuntu and other Ubuntu derivatives. We've written tutorials installing and using Wine but PlayOnLinux automates the tedious process and makes the Windows apps/games installation easier than Wine. PlayOnLinux has simple click to install process. Choose the software/game that you want to install and click install. It is really easy! Key Features Of PlayOnLinux You…
  • VLC 2.2.0 Codenamed WeatherWax Released, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    VLC player is an open-source software that can play most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocol. VLC is a cross platforms that runs on most major platforms including Linux obviously. Team released VLC 2.2.0 codenamed WeatherWax for the first time with release on iOS, Android (including Android TV), WinRT and Windows Phone with more that one thousand bug fixes. VLC is already a must have apps on desktop on mobile both. The release VLC 2.2.0 release contains over a thousand bug fixes that have made VLC even more stable and useful. What's…
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  • System76 Introduces The Broadwell-Powered, Ubuntu-Loaded "Meerkat"

    Juniya
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:37 am
    Our friends at Ubuntu PC vendor System76 yesterday revealed their Meerkat Ubuntu desktop system. The Meerkat Ubuntu desktop is scheduled for official release next month and will be powered by Intel Broadwell processors with up to 2TB of storage and 16GB of RAM. The Meerkat is sized at just 4 x 4 inches. Before getting too excited about a Linux-loaded tiny PC, it’s not some original design. Per the picture they shared on their Facebook page, the Broadwell Meerkat looks like just a re-branded Intel Broadwell NUC. Here’s the Intel Broadwell NUC I’ve been playing with…
  • Ubuntu Cloud Switches Over To Using Systemd By Default

    Juniya
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    As of last night, the Ubuntu 15.04 Cloud daily ISOs have switched to booting with systemd by default rather than Upstart. With Ubuntu Cloud switching over to systemd by default, it also means that the Ubuntu CI (Continuous Integration) infrastructure is too now using systemd for carrying out all package testing. Ubuntu Cloud is the first official Ubuntu Linux flavor to have switched over to systemd by default as a replacement to Upstart. Canonical is still planning to switch the vanilla Ubuntu boot process to systemd by the time of April’s Ubuntu 15.04 release. This Launchpad bug…
  • Clutter Now Supports Quad-Buffer Stereo Displays, Mir Backend

    Juniya
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:33 am
    Emmanuele Bassi of GNOME has released version 1.21.6 of Clutter, the latest development version of this toolkit used by GNOME and other projects. The Clutter 1.21.6 release brings support for quad-buffer stereo displays on X11/GLX, a Mir windowing system back-end, evdev input backend improvements, and various bug-fixes. The quad-buffer stereo display support is for X11/GLX usage and allows Clutter to draw on GLX frame-buffers with the stereo bit set. The Mir back-end allows Clutter to be run natively on Mir, the display server used by Ubuntu Linux. This new Clutter release depends…
  • Bluehost Review – Affordable, Fast and Stable Web Hosting

    Juniya
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Hello everyone, how are you all doing today? I hope all of you are a great week so far. My weak has been hectic to say the least! I have exams due in a few weeks and I my job has been pressuring me to do things I have never done before, grr, anyway, at least I have some time off right now so I decided to spend it updating UbuntuFree.com! Today we take a closer look at one of the best web hosting companies in the world, BlueHost.com A lot of you have heard of them but most of you probably haven’t tried them out, check out our review of Bluehost and make your decision. Who is BlueHost?
  • Mesa 10.5 Is In Ubuntu 15.04 For The Latest Open-Source GPU Drivers

    Juniya
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:26 am
    For Ubuntu Linux users who haven’t tried the Vivid Verbet Beta 1 release yet, you’ll be pleased to know that Ubuntu 15.04 is riding off Mesa 10.5 for having the latest open-source graphics drivers. On Tuesday of this week, Maarten Lankhorst of Canonical uploaded Mesa 10.5-rc2 to the Ubuntu Vivid package archive. These Mesa 10.5 packages are being pushed into Ubuntu from the Debian Experimental repository and came just days after Mesa 10.5-rc1 landed in the Vivid repository to replace Mesa 10.4.x. Besides pulling in the newest Mesa packages from Debian, the Ubuntu developers had to…
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