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Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative Launches New Census Project

Monday 13th of July 2015 08:46:48 PM
The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) ... announced The Census Project, a new program that analyzes popular open source projects to identify which ones are critical to Internet infrastructure and also most in need of additional support and funding... It automates the collection and analysis of data on different open source projects, ultimately creating a risk score for each project based on the results.

Dekko Native IMAP Email Client for Ubuntu Touch Shows Desktop Convergence

Monday 13th of July 2015 07:49:37 PM
Dekko is a native IMAP email client for Ubuntu Touch and is coming along just fine. From the looks of it, developers are not only working to make it work on the phone but to also scale and properly function on the desktop as well.

A developer replete with Drupal vim and vigor

Monday 13th of July 2015 06:52:26 PM
Web architect Cleaver Barnes makes websites do interesting and useful things, which is to say he focuses on the code more than the visuals. His first major use of open source was Linux in the mid-'90s. It allowed him to do things that weren't possible in Windows at the time. Since then he has worked building web apps with Java J2EE and other technologies.In 2007, he started working with Drupal. Three years later he started Verge Interactive to focus on it. I had the chance to get Cleaver's take on Drupal and development tools shortly after he returned home to Toronto from DrupalCon Los Angeles.read more

How to Install The SiteBios Linux Control Panel

Monday 13th of July 2015 05:55:15 PM
SiteBios is a free, OpenSource, Python based, 3 tier Linux control panel for CentOS 6 or 7. It consists of your LAMP stack and suite of shell scripts to help you manage your server. Started in 2013, SiteBios is the work of open source contributors from around the globe and is currently used by thousands of domains. Recently SiteBios has moved from Beta Version 0.6.5 to Stable Version 1.0, which is the version we’ll be installing today...

Latest OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Have Not Affected Supported Ubuntu OSes

Monday 13th of July 2015 04:58:04 PM
A new set of OpenSSL vulnerabilities have been identified, and all Linux distributions have been quick to implement patches in order to close these issues. As it turns out, none of the supported Ubuntu OSes has been affected, and no patch has been released.

Brief Notes on My digiKam Workflow

Monday 13th of July 2015 04:00:53 PM
Every now and then, I get questions about an optimal digiKam-based workflow. It’s rather difficult to give general advice, as a lot depends on specifics. So I thought I’d share my photographic workflow for managing and processing photos.

Review: SolydK 201506

Monday 13th of July 2015 03:03:42 PM
It generally works fine, except when trying to customize the Plasma widgets in KDE: then things start to crash.

Hacking Team CEO: We're the 'good guys'

Monday 13th of July 2015 02:06:31 PM
"HackingTeam's investigation has determined that sufficient code was released to permit anyone to deploy the software against any target of their choice"... After a week of silence, the CEO of Hacking Team has spoken out in defense of his company's business practices.

Minimal object storage with Minio

Monday 13th of July 2015 01:09:20 PM
In 2007, GlusterFS revolutionized the way large, distributed storage solutions were implemented across organizations—anyone could now use commodity hardware to create distributed storage solutions for media streaming, data analysis and other data intensive tasks using GlusterFS. Red Hat acquired GlusterFS in 2011. Recently one of the founders of GlusterFS, Anand Babu Periasamy, announced a new open source project, Minio. Minio is designed to enable application developers to build their own cloud storage. I recently interviewed Anand Babu to learn more about Minio. read more

How to manage Vim plugins

Monday 13th of July 2015 12:12:09 PM
Vim is a versatile, lightweight text editor on Linux. While its initial learning curve can be overwhelming for an average Linux user, its benefits are completely worthy. As far as the functionality goes, Vim is fully customizable by means of plugins. Due to its high level of configuration, though, you need to spend some time […]Continue reading...The post How to manage Vim plugins appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to open a large text file on Linux How to turn Vim into a full-fledged IDE What is a good text editor on Linux? What are some obscure but useful Vim commands

Monitoring Networked Devices Powered Status

Monday 13th of July 2015 11:14:58 AM
Have you ever wanted an simple way to monitor whether a network connected device is on or off. This script may be useful if you wanted to know if your children have gone to bed at the right time or stayed up beyond their bed time. There are many other uses for this script like monitoring devices that wake on lan etc.

Linux Kernel 3.10.84 LTS Arrives with x86, ARM, and Networking Fixes

Monday 13th of July 2015 10:17:47 AM
The eighty-four maintenance release of the LTS (Long Term Supported) Linux kernel 3.10 has been announced by its maintainer, Greg Kroah-Hartman, and all users are urged to update as soon as possible.

QMPlay2 Gets a New Release, Mostly Fixes

Monday 13th of July 2015 09:20:36 AM
In the past I have reviewed QMPlay2, a video player using ffmpeg and the Qt 5 toolkit, which gets updated often and ships with some great features. The latest version is 14.07.12, released yesterday, and brings several fixes over the previous release.

Godfather Ellison’s Protection Racket

Monday 13th of July 2015 08:23:25 AM
Indeed it is, and its tactics are beginning to resemble an extortion racket, with suited Oracle thugs threatening, “Nice database you have here. It’d be a shame if something happened to it.” The leverage the company has to make this tactic work is our old pal, vendor lock-in.

How to insert code snippets on the command line without executing them

Monday 13th of July 2015 07:26:14 AM
You can store a code snippet in a shell alias or a function, but when you type the alias or function name in a BASH shell and press 'Enter', the shell executes (or tries to execute) the snippet. That's no good if the snippet is incomplete or needs editing. A simple workaround is to paste the snippet at the next shell prompt, as explained (in this article).

Boeing patents laser-powered fusion-fission jet engine (that’s truly impossible)

Monday 13th of July 2015 06:29:03 AM
Assume the brace position: Boeing has received a patent for, I kid you not, a laser-powered fusion-fission jet propulsion system. Boeing envisions that this system could replace both rocket and turbofan engines, powering everything from spacecraft to missiles to airplanes.

Hacking Team claims terrorists can now use its tools

Monday 13th of July 2015 05:09:02 AM
Hacking Team has warned that a devastating data breach it suffered will allow its spying tools to be used by criminals and terrorists.

Rare breed: Linux Mint 17.2 offers desktop familiarity and responds to user wants

Monday 13th of July 2015 03:14:40 AM
These days, the desktop OSes grabbing headlines have, for the most part, left the traditional desktop behind in favor of what's often referred to as a "shell." Typically, such an arrangement offers a search-based interface. In the Linux world, the GNOME project and Ubuntu's Unity desktop interfaces both take this approach.

Kodi 15.0 Release Candidate 2 "Isengard" Brings Multiple Fixes, Download Now

Monday 13th of July 2015 01:20:18 AM
The Kodi development team announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Kodi 15.0 media center software.

LaKademy 2015

Sunday 12th of July 2015 11:25:56 PM
The KDE Latin America Summit – LaKademy – has found its way towards establishing a regular and consolidated venue for discussing actions, making contributions of many facets, and supporting newcomers for KDE in Brazil and Latin America. The 3rd edition of LaKademy took place from 3rd to 6th June, 2015, at the Information Technology Offices of Federal University of Bahia, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

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