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Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files

Friday 23rd of February 2018 10:19:28 PM
FFMPEG is a powerful command-line tool for manipulating your media files. Here are some of the FFMPEG commands you should know for managing your audio and video files.

Show-stopping bug appears in npm Node.js package manager

Friday 23rd of February 2018 08:47:59 PM
A new release of the JavaScript and Node.js package manager, npm, fatally changes file permissions. While that[he]#039[/he]s been fixed, the entire messy process revealed more fundamental problems. Are you a developer who uses npm as the package manager for your JavaScript or Node.js code? If so, do not -- I repeat do not -- upgrade to npm 5.7.0. Nothing good can come of it.

Get started with IoT: How to build a DIY Blynk Board

Friday 23rd of February 2018 07:16:30 PM
This tutorial is for those with some DIY hardware experience, though advanced beginners may find it a fun challenge. Also, experienced users might find it fun to set this up for beginners to learn from.

Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Friday 23rd of February 2018 06:07:53 PM
Django is the top Python web development framework and for good reason. It's powerful, flexible, and doesn't get in the way of developers. It also scales incredibly well, powering sites like Instagram.

Unlucky Linux boxes trampled by NPM code update, patch zapped

Friday 23rd of February 2018 04:59:16 PM
Devs stumble into pre-release beta by using command they didn't understandNPM – the biz behind the Node.js package management software used to wrangle JavaScript code and various related frameworks – on Thursday undid a code update less than 24 hours after it was issued because the software was messing with Linux file permissions.…

Tackling the most important issue in a DevOps transformation

Friday 23rd of February 2018 03:50:38 PM
You've been appointed the DevOps champion in your organisation: congratulations. So, what's the most important issue that you need to address?It's the technology—tools and the toolchain—right? Everybody knows that unless you get the right tools for the job, you're never going to make things work.

Iridium Browser: A Browser for the Privacy Conscious

Friday 23rd of February 2018 02:42:01 PM
Iridium is a web browser based on Chromium project. It has been customized to not share your data and thus keeping your privacy intact.

How to Install NEOS CMS on CentOS 7

Friday 23rd of February 2018 01:33:24 PM
Neos is a free and open source content management system written in PHP and uses its own framework flow. Neos CMS provides a customizable, extensible and easy to use web interface to edit web content easily.

4 cool new projects to try in COPR for February

Friday 23rd of February 2018 12:24:47 PM
COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can offer these projects outside the Fedora set of packages. Software in COPR isn’t supported by Fedora infrastructure or signed by the project. However, it can be a neat way to try new or experimental software.

Linux Means Business – Best Free Business Apps

Friday 23rd of February 2018 11:16:10 AM
The best business applications help an organization to improve how they run their operations, minimize costs, and improve workplace productivity. Sometimes business applications are thought to relate to office software suites which offer word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email applications. While office suites are very common, business applications extend far further afield.

You Can Now Turn Your Old Moto G2 "Titan" Phone Into an Ubuntu Phone, Here's How

Friday 23rd of February 2018 10:00:51 AM
If you still have a Moto G Gen 2 (a.k.a Moto G 2014) around, it looks like you can install the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS from UBports on it, thanks to an effort by an XDA community member.

RIP, Swype: Thanks for all the sor--speec--speedy texting

Friday 23rd of February 2018 08:52:14 AM
Pioneering gesture keyboard given bullet by owner Nuance. One of the best-loved mobile apps of the past decade, Swype, has been given the bullet. Parent company Nuance confirmed it will no longer develop the letter-tracing keyboard, which will disappear from the Apple and Google app stores.

Red Hat introduces updated decision management platform

Friday 23rd of February 2018 07:43:37 AM
Business process management doesn[he]#039[/he]t have to be a pain with the right platform. If you too find the nuts and bolts of business processing management a nightmare, you'll want to check out Red Hat's latest program: Red Hat Decision Manager 7.

Quad-Ethernet SBC and controller tap new Renesas RZ/N1D SoC

Friday 23rd of February 2018 06:34:59 AM
Emtrion’s Linux-ready “SBC-RZN1D” SBC, which will soon power a “Flex2COM” controller, features a Renesas dual-core -A7 RZ/N1D SoC and 4x LAN ports, and is designed for multi-protocol fieldbus communications.

3 warning flags of DevOps metrics

Friday 23rd of February 2018 05:26:22 AM
Metrics. Measurements. Data. Monitoring. Alerting. These are all big topics for DevOps and for cloud-native infrastructure and application development more broadly. In fact, acm Queue, a magazine published by the Association of Computing Machinery, recently devoted an entire issue to the topic.

Mozilla v FCC: Mozilla Re-files Suit Against FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

Friday 23rd of February 2018 04:17:45 AM
This morning, the Federal Communications Commission officially published its order overturning net neutrality rules in the Federal Register. That is why today, immediately after the order was published, Mozilla re-filed our suit challenging the FCC net neutrality order. We won’t waste a minute in our fight to protect net neutrality because it’s our mission to ensure the internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all.

Opera Says Its Next Opera Release Will Have the Fastest Ad Blocker on the Block

Friday 23rd of February 2018 03:09:08 AM
Opera Software promoted today its upcoming Opera 52 web browser to the beta channel claiming that it has the faster ad blocker on the market compared to previous Opera release and Google Chrome.

Hackers are selling legitimate code-signing certificates to evade malware detection

Friday 23rd of February 2018 02:00:31 AM
Security researchers have found that hackers are using code-signing certificates more to make it easier to bypass security appliances and infect their victims.

12 bad enterprise security habits to break

Friday 23rd of February 2018 12:51:53 AM
Fix these bad practices before they become big problems in 2018

How to Install VMWare Tools on an Ubuntu Virtual Machine

Thursday 22nd of February 2018 11:43:16 PM
In this article I will show you how to install VMware Tools on an Ubuntu Virtual Machine. I am using Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark for the demo. But it should work on other version of Ubuntu as well. VMWare Tools allows you to improve performance of your virtual machines, including graphics performance, easier file sharing with host systems, improved time synchronization of the VM, and better cursor handling with the mouse integration. This will be a simple process, let's get started.

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Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

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