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How to quickly audit a Linux system from the command line

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 10:16:17 AM
For a deep penetrating scan of your Linux servers and desktops, turn to the Lynis auditing tool. Check out how to install and use Lynis.

SUSECON 2016 Open Source and Linux Conference Is Taking Place November 7-11

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 09:01:57 AM
November 7 was the first day of the SUSECON 2016 Open Source conference for Linux, Docker, OpenStack, NFV, and Cloud Foundry enthusiasts and professionals.

Python Lists

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 07:47:36 AM
Lists are a big deal. It really can't be overemphasized what a big deal they are. Lists are not only used for iterating through data, but they are also a popular data storage and categorization method used for handling data as a program is running. For anyone who's programmed in another language, lists are often known as arrays.

Rugged SBCs come in i.MX6, Tegra 3, and Tegra TK1 flavors

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 06:33:16 AM
Diamond’s “Eagle” and “Eaglet” carrier boards turn Toradex’s Apalis i.MX6, Tegra 3, and Tegra TK1 COMs into rugged, Linux-ready SBCs. Longtime embedded boards vendor Diamond Systems has released its first ARM-based single board computers, in a solution that serves up multiple versions of Toradex Apalis modules in sandwich-style SBC designs. The new ARM SBCs are […]

Cinnamon 3.2 Desktop Environment Now Available with Support for Vertical Panels

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 05:18:56 AM
Linux Mint leader Clement Lefebvre tagged the final release of the Cinnamon 3.2.0 desktop environment on the GitHub page of the project, from where users can download the source archive if they want an early taste.

Free Webinar: How Shared Development Is Driving the Automotive Industry

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 04:04:36 AM
The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project is hosting a free webinar called “Open Source Automotive: How Shared Development Will Drive the Industry Forward.” The hour-long event, which starts at 11am on Wednesday, November 9, will be led by Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of the Automotive Grade Linux project

News: Linux Top 3: RHEL 7.3, Ubuntu Core 16 and 4MLinux 20.0

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 03:07:25 AM
From the enterprise to embedded and everything in-between.

The Linux Foundation Issues 2016 Guide to Open Source Cloud Projects

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 02:10:14 AM
The Linux Foundation today released its third annual “Guide to the Open Cloud” report on current trends and open source projects in cloud computing. The report aggregates and analyzes industry research to provide insights on how trends in containers, microservices, and more shape cloud computing today.

ARM-based IoT gateway kit includes PLC and demo board

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 01:13:03 AM
Eurotech’s Linux-based EDCK 4001 dev kit is built around its ReliaGate 10-11 IoT gateway and middleware, adding a PLC and demo board to mimic sensor I/O. The EDCK 4001 Everyware Device Cloud Development Kit simulates typical IoT sensor data sources and receivers on a demo board panel controlled by a PLC.

Mitchell Hashimoto talks about new technologies and DevOp tools

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:15:52 AM
Mitchell Hashimoto talks about about how new technologies lead to the tool sets used to make them easier to master.

How to split a large archive file into multiple small files using Split command in Linux

Monday 7th of November 2016 11:18:41 PM
Although one of the primary reasons behind creating archives is the ease of handling and transfer, sometimes the compressed file itself is so large that it becomes a nightmare to transfer it over network, especially when the network speed is slow. So, what should be done in cases like these? Is there a solution to this problem? Well, yes - one solution is to split the compressed file into smaller bits, that can easily be transferred over network. At destination, you can join them back to get the original archive.

Stop searching for projects and start searching for bugs

Monday 7th of November 2016 10:21:30 PM
When you're new to open source, you'll find yourself asking:I know some [programming language]. I want to get some practice, while helping out. How do I find an open source project where I can contribute? Hm... I don't know where to start. This seems complicated.I've asked this same question over and over to a lot of developers. And their answers can be categorized into one of three approaches:read more

Linux Foundation Fails Linux Mint: Suggests Upgrade to Windows or Mac

Monday 7th of November 2016 09:24:19 PM
Those using Linux to register for a Linux Foundation webinar are told to try using Windows or OS X instead.

Twitters Chargeback System Measures Resource Use and Sends Out a Bill

Monday 7th of November 2016 08:27:08 PM
Twitter's Vinu Charanya provides details on the metering and chargeback system Twitter engineers built to measure performance in a talk at LinuxCon NA.

SQLi, XSS zero-days expose Belkin IoT devices, Android smartphones

Monday 7th of November 2016 07:29:57 PM
Invicea Labs researchers have discovered two zero-day vulnerabilities in Belkin’s home automation devices.

Paragon Software Group's ExtFS for Windows

Monday 7th of November 2016 06:32:46 PM
Fellow Linux/Windows dual-booters out there are familiar with this problem:you can access Windows files from your Linux session, but not the other wayaround.

Raspberry Pi continues to blaze new trails

Monday 7th of November 2016 05:35:35 PM
This month's column comes from Raleigh, North Carolina where I attended All Things Open 2016! This post consists of the highlights of the lightning talk I gave at the conference, which covered the mission and purpose of Raspberry Pi, and our programs and outreach including Code Club for kids, Raspberry Jams, and more

Clinton v. Trump on copyrights and patents: Reading the platform and the tea leaves

Monday 7th of November 2016 04:38:24 PM
...Clinton's most important copyright position is her promise of what she won't be doing—and the Democratic candidate explicitly promises she won't be supporting a new version of SOPA. As her position paper states, Clinton "maintains her opposition to policies that unnecessarily restrict the free flow of data online... ...there are a lot of reasons to think a President Trump would be a problem for tech in general and the Internet in particular. He's been happy to talk about "closing" the Internet in the name of fighting ISIS...

How to install Budgie Desktop on Linux

Monday 7th of November 2016 03:41:13 PM
Budgie is the flagship desktop of Solus and is a Solus project. Designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance.

Review: Manjaro Linux 16.10 "Fringilla" Cinnamon

Monday 7th of November 2016 02:22:37 PM
In my experience, Cinnamon always seems to have a bunch of minor usability issues that add up, and the lack of verifiable support for Google Talk in the live session is a dealbreaker for me.

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • How fast is KVM? Host vs virtual machine performance!
  • Kernel maintenance, Brillo style
    Brillo, he said, is a software stack for the Internet of things based on the Android system. These deployments bring a number of challenges, starting with the need to support a different sort of hardware than Android normally runs on; target devices may have no display or input devices, but might well have "fun buses" to drive interesting peripherals. The mix of vendors interested in this area is different; handset vendors are present, but many more traditional embedded vendors can also be found there. Brillo is still in an early state of development.
  • Reviewing Project Management Service `Wrike` And Seems Interesting
    I have been testing some services for our project and found this amazing service, thought why not share it with you guys, it might be useful for you. Project management is a term that in some respects appears common, yet in practice still seems to be limited to large companies. While this may be true, the foundations of project management are actually rather simple and can be adopted by anyone, in any industry. One of the major requirements you need to consider when selecting a good project management software is the ability to run and operate it on the go via your mobile devices. Other factors include the ability to access the software from any platform whether it be Linux, Mac, or Windows. This can be achieved when the project management software is web-based. Wrike is a software that does of all this.
  • World Wine News Issue 403
  • OSVR on Steam, Unity drops legacy OpenGL, and more gaming news
  • GNOME Core Apps Hackfest 2016
    This November from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 was held in Berlin the GNOME Core Apps Hackfest. My focus during this hackfest was to start implementing a widget for the series view of the Videos application, following a mockup by Allan Day.
  • Worth Watching: What Will Happen to Red Hat Inc Next? The Stock Just Declined A Lot
  • Vetr Inc. Lowers Red Hat Inc. (RHT) to Buy
  • Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!
    For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to a copr repo, it's particularly easy on Fedora 25. One of the changes that comes with Wayland is there is currently no way for third-party apps to modify screen gamma curves. Therefore, no redshift apps, such as Redshift itself (which I recently covered here) will work while running under Wayland.
  • My Free Software Activities in November 2016
  • Google's ambitious smartwatch vision is failing to materialise
    In February this year, Google's smartwatch boss painted me a rosy picture of the future of wearable technology. The wrist is, David Singleton said, "the ideal place for the power of Google to help people with their lives."
  • Giving Thanks (along with a Shipping Update)
    Mycroft will soon be available as a pre-built Raspberry Pi 3 image for any hobbyist to use. The new backend we have been quietly building is emerging from beta, making the configuration and management of you devices simple. We are forming partnerships to get Mycroft onto laptops, desktops and other devices in the world. Mycroft will soon be speaking to you throughout your day.
  • App: Ixigo Indian Rail Train PNR Status for Tizen Smart Phones
    Going on a train journey in India? Ixigo will check the PNR status, the train arrival and departure & how many of the particular tickets are left that you can purchase. You can also do a PNR status check to make sure that your seat is booked and confirmed.

Networking and Servers

  • How We Knew It Was Time to Leave the Cloud
    In my last infrastructure update, I documented our challenges with storage as GitLab scales. We built a CephFS cluster to tackle both the capacity and performance issues of NFS and decided to replace PostgreSQL standard Vacuum with the pg_repack extension. Now, we're feeling the pain of running a high performance distributed filesystem on the cloud.
  • Hype Driven Development
  • SysAdmins Arena in a nutshell
    Sysadmins can use the product to improve their skills or prepare for an interview by practicing some day to day job scenarios. There is an invitation list opened for the first testers of the product.

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • PINEBOOK Latest News: Affordable Linux Laptop at Only $89 Made by Raspberry Pi Rival, PINE
    PINE, the rival company of Raspberry Pi and maker of the $20 Pine A64, has just announced its two below $100-priced Linux laptops, known as PINEBOOK. The affordable Linux laptop is powered by Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-bit processor and comes with an 11.6" or 14" monitor.
  • Some thoughts about options for light Unix laptops
    I have an odd confession: sometimes I feel (irrationally) embarrassed that despite being a computer person, I don't have a laptop. Everyone else seems to have one, yet here I am, clearly behind the times, clinging to a desktop-only setup. At times like this I naturally wind up considering the issue of what laptop I might get if I was going to get one, and after my recent exposure to a Chromebook I've been thinking about this once again. I'll never be someone who uses a laptop by itself as my only computer, so I'm not interested in a giant laptop with a giant display; giant displays are one of the things that the desktop is for. Based on my experiences so far I think that a roughly 13" laptop is at the sweet spot of a display that's big enough without things being too big, and I would like something that's nicely portable.
  • What is HiDPI and Why Does it Matter?

Google and Mozilla

  • Google Rolls Out Continuous Fuzzing Service For Open Source Software
    Google has launched a new project for continuously testing open source software for security vulnerabilities. The company's new OSS-Fuzz service is available in beta starting this week, but at least initially it will only be available for open source projects that have a very large user base or are critical to global IT infrastructure.
  • Mozilla is doing well financially (2015)
    Mozilla announced a major change in November 2014 in regards to the company's main revenue stream. The organization had a contract with Google in 2014 and before that had Google pay Mozilla money for being the default search engine in the Firefox web browser. This deal was Mozilla's main source of revenue, about 329 million US Dollars in 2014. The change saw Mozilla broker deals with search providers instead for certain regions of the world.