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WhoaVerse for social communities, built on open source

Friday 15th of August 2014 12:05:25 PM
WhoaVerse is an open source platform for creating social media communities where users apply democratic principles to shape the more

What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins

Friday 15th of August 2014 11:08:14 AM
System administrators (sysadmins) are responsible for day-to-day operations of production systems and services. One of the critical roles of sysadmins is to ensure that operational services are available round the clock. For that, they have to carefully plan backup policies, disaster management strategies, scheduled maintenance, and security audits. In most cases, end users are oblivious […]Continue reading...The post What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server How to close an open DNS resolver How to set up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller How to set up a Samba file server to use with Windows clients

How to install MyWebSQL on a CentOS VPS

Friday 15th of August 2014 09:06:28 AM
MyWebSQL is a free and open source web based client for managing databases on your Linux VPS, and is written in PHP. It has a simple and intuitive interface with the look and feel of a desktop application.

Monitoring Android Traffic with Wireshark

Friday 15th of August 2014 08:09:17 AM
The ubiquity and convenience of smartphones has been a real boon for getting information on the go. I love being able to jump on a Wi-Fi hotspot, catch up on my mail, check my banking balance or read the latest tech news—all without having to bring along or boot up a laptop. Now that mobile development is mainstream, most of this access is done via specialized apps, instead of via a Web browser.

Project aims to build SoC and dev board

Friday 15th of August 2014 07:12:06 AM
A non-profit company is developing an open source, 64-bit “lowRISC” SoC that will enable fully open hardware, “from the CPU core to the development board.” University of Cambridge spinoff “lowRISC” is a not-for-profit company with a goal of making a completely open computing eco-system, including the instruction set architecture (ISA), processor silicon, and development boards. The first step is to develop a new system-on-chip design based on the new, 64-bit RISC-V ISA developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

30 Years of Windows and Not Fixing the Obvious

Friday 15th of August 2014 06:14:55 AM
You would think that after 30 years of Windows, many of the obvious and consistent flaws would be fixed. Are they unfixable? Or are the people at Microsoft who can fix them uninterested?

Flocker Brings Docker Virtualization to Data Storage

Friday 15th of August 2014 05:17:44 AM
Flocker is the result of more than five years of research, development and operational experience combining resilient, distributed, commodity storage with containers, Luke Marsden, CEO and co-founder of ClusterHQ, said."Two years ago, we launched a product called HybridCluster, an advanced container management platform based on FreeBSD Jails," Marsden told eWEEK. "Production customer deployments of HybridCluster have proven the resilience and scalability of our technology, and this experience has enabled our company, which we’ve rebranded as ClusterHQ, to move extremely quickly to solve the data problem for Docker and Linux."

Install and Configure OpenLDAP and phpLDAPadmin on Ubuntu 14.04

Friday 15th of August 2014 04:20:33 AM
LDAP, or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, is an open, vendor-neutral, industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network.

Free from XP (with Fedora)

Friday 15th of August 2014 03:18:14 AM
Linux New Media has published a special edition magazine called Free From XP, which features a DVD with Fedora 20 Desktop Edition and the LXDE Spin, and includes articles from Fedora contributors about getting started with our favorite distro.

Will Android L help prevent fragmentation in wearables?

Friday 15th of August 2014 02:21:03 AM
In today's Android roundup: Android L could help avoid fragmentation in wearables. Plus: Your favorite Android browser? And Samsung's decline may negatively affect Android.

An open source approach to fraud prevention

Friday 15th of August 2014 01:23:52 AM
Companies often discuss completely changing their back-end infrastructure, but rarely do. The cost of diverting resources and slowing product enhancements during the transition—as well as the impact on customers— can strike fear into the hardiest of executives, chief technical officers, and developers.

Top 4 Linux download managers

Friday 15th of August 2014 12:26:41 AM
Improve and better manage your web downloads for mirroring, mass grabs or just better control over your files. Download managers seem to be old news these days, but there are still some excellent uses for them. We compare the top four of them on Linux.

How-To: Use KWin in MATE

Thursday 14th of August 2014 11:29:30 PM
This is a tutorial on how to replace Marco with KWin in MATE. This is for all the folks who are saddened by the vegetative state of Compiz.

If SMBs aren't in the cloud today, what are they waiting for?

Thursday 14th of August 2014 10:32:19 PM
A recent survey found just 37 percent of small businesses have fully embraced the cloud. In my view if you're starting a business today, you should be 100 percent in the cloud. There's no reason beyond regulatory requirements to start dealing with software in-house and all the entails.

Linux-driven service robot wants to deliver your towels

Thursday 14th of August 2014 09:35:08 PM
A startup called Savioke has unveiled a Linux- and ROS-based SaviOne hospitality robot, currently being tested at a California hotel for room service duty. Savioke’s “SaviOne” stands three feet tall, weighs less than 100 pounds, and can roll along at a typical human walking pace of 4 mph. The touchscreen-equipped robot lacks arms or legs, but can operate a smart elevator on its own via a wireless signal. The so-called “Botlr” can also carry up to two cubic feet of material, which is perfect for its job description: delivering towels, phone chargers, snacks, and other items to hotel guests. The SaviOne has just started a pilot program under the name “A.L.O.” with the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, Calif., a member of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts family.

Reiser4 Now Availabel for the 3.15 kernel, so what?

Thursday 14th of August 2014 08:37:57 PM
A recent announcement was made stating that the Reiser4 file system, successor to the ReiserFS, was ported to the 3.15 Linux kernel. So, I ask you, how relevant is Reiser4? If you ask me, not very. I feel that this file system (among a few others) just needs to go away.

Setup Gluster 3.5.2 on Two Node Controller&Compute Neutron ML2&VXLAN&OVS CentOS 7 Cluster

Thursday 14th of August 2014 07:40:46 PM
This post is an update for previous one - RDO Setup Two Real Node (Controller+Compute) IceHouse Neutron ML2&OVS&VXLAN Cluster on CentOS 7 It's focused on Gluster 3.5.2 implementation including tuning /etc/sysconfig/iptables files on Controller and Compute Nodes CentOS 7.

FLOSS Weekly 304: Fossetcon

Thursday 14th of August 2014 04:57:44 PM
Fossetcon is an acronym for Free and Open Source Software Expo and Technology Conference. Fossetcon will be September 11-13th, 2014 in the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL.

Zorin OS 9 Lite Screenshot Tour

Thursday 14th of August 2014 04:00:33 PM
We are pleased to announce the release of Zorin OS 9 Lite and Educational Lite. These releases are the latest evolutions of the Zorin OS Lite series of operating systems, designed specifically for Linux newcomers using old or low-powered hardware. This release is based on Lubuntu 14.04 and uses the LXDE desktop environment to provide one of the fastest and most feature-packed interfaces for low-spec machines. This new release includes newly updated software as well as new software inclusions for the best lightweight desktop experience. The Educational Lite edition adds educational software to the desktop, making it the ideal choice for students, teachers and schools with low-powered hardware. All Zorin OS 9 editions are Long Term Support (LTS) releases.

Darksiders 2 Confirmed For Linux

Thursday 14th of August 2014 03:00:41 PM
Some fantastic news today folks as Reinhard Pollice from Nordic Games has let it slip that Darksiders 2 will join Darksiders in gaining a Linux version!

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Appliance maker Electrolux joins IoT-focused AllSeen Alliance

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