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EMC's Joshua Bernstein on When to Deploy Open Source

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:37:48 PM
Cost might be the last thing to consider when deciding on whether to adopt an open or closed source solution.

10 Popular Apps To Use In 2017 If You Haven't

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:29:11 PM
We all run our favourite apps on your PC. This year you all will be wondering that which apps are updated? Which are the best app to use this year, so let’s take a look at the 10 new best apps for 2017.

Virtual thin client builds on Raspberry Pi 3, offers HD streaming, dual displays

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:20:34 PM
NComputing’s RPi 3-based “RX300” thin client can be used as client for its vSpace Pro 10 virtualization platform, as well as in standalone Raspbian mode. NComputing has been delivering Linux- and Windows-compatible virtual thin clients for over a decade, with a special focus on the education market and a secondary focus on small businesses.

Python 3.6.0 in Fedora 26

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:10:19 PM
On December 23, 2016, the Python community released Python 3.6.0, the latest version of the popular programming language. The upcoming Fedora 26 release will include Python 3.6.0. Users running Fedora Rawhide already enjoy Python 3.6. For those who want to experience the new... Continue Reading →

Secret Agent Man

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:01:42 PM
It used to be that only the paranoid among us focused on strict securitypractices, yet these days, it seems like people are stepping up their gameswith respect to encryption, password policy and how theyapproach their computers in general. Although I always have considered myself more insidethat paranoid camp than outside of it, I even have found myself stepping upmy game lately.

Version control for your Linux /etc/ directory

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:53:05 PM
One of the many advantages of Linux, UNIX, and similar operating systems is that everything is a file and that most of your configuration is done via text files, allowing you to easily read and write to them with any tool you choose. To monitor your configuration, you have many tools for automating configurations, providing you with detailed control over how your systems are configured. You can easily compare different versions of a configuration file to see any changes. Tracking specific configurations and changes over time allows you to:read more

Linux Security Fundamentals Part 6: Introduction to nmap

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:44:28 PM
In last week’s tutorial, we tried out tcpdump and wireshark, two of the most useful tools for troubleshooting what is happening as network traffic is transmitted and received on the system. nmap is another essential tool for troubleshooting and discovering information about the network...

Raspberry Pi Zero W: The smart person's guide

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:35:50 PM
This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about the tiny $10 computer, the latest from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

How to Securely Transfer Files Between Servers with scp

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:27:13 PM
If you run a live or home server, moving files between local machines or two remote machines is a basic requirement. There are many ways to achieve that. In this article, we talk about scp (secure copy command) that encrypts the transferred file and password so no one can snoop. With scp you don’t have to start an FTP session or log into the system.

Why a Chrome OS and Android merger isn't what we really need

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:18:36 PM
If you're a Chromebook user, you might have momentarily longed for an Android app or two for ChromeOS. Here's why this might not be such a good idea.

SHA-1 collision can break SVN code repositories

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:09:59 AM
The WebKit repository was corrupted after someone committed two colliding PDF files to it.

How To Reset root Password in Ubuntu?

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:01:22 AM
So this happens, on occasion, you may forget your Ubuntu password. Screwed right? Not really. There are ways you can reset root password in Ubuntu. Just read along, I'll provide you solutions. We will do this in 3 different ways.

Raspberry Pi Zero W features WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity for IoT

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:52:45 AM
Today, Raspberry Pi celebrates 5 years from the launch of its first version in 2012 launching a new product: the Raspberry Pi Zero W.

Ubuntu Core ported to new Dell IoT gateway and an i.MX6 COM

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:44:07 AM
Ubuntu Core will run on Dell’s Edge Gateway 3000, and is available on Technologic’s i.MX6-based TS-4900 COM. It will soon appear on a LimeNET base station. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Canonical announced several more takers for its IoT-oriented Ubuntu Core distribution. When Dell unveiled its compact, $399-and-up Edge Gateway 3000 series of Intel […]

Study Python with Open-Source Books

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:35:30 AM
This article selects 27 quality Python books. Readers are presented with a diverse set of books with general texts designed for beginners, intermediate, and advanced programmers. More task-specific books are featured too. For example, 4 of the books focus on writing Python games. Python is very popular in scientific fields, so a smattering of scientific focused titles are presented too. All of the books are released under an open source license.

4 stages of open leadership development

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 05:26:53 AM
As I shared in the first part of my "Open Leadership Development" series, we started building our leadership development system at Red Hat many years ago, by finding great leadership training designed for conventional organizations, and adapting it to fit our open organization.read more

OpenStack Ocata Improves Container Support

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:18:16 AM
For the uninitiated, OpenStack is a platform designed to give enterprises the ability to run an AWS style cloud platform from their data centers. It's a huge undertaking, consisting of nearly 20 sub-projects, all of which have supplied updates to this edition. And while Ocata might be seen as something of a maintenance release, it's not without some new goodies added to the mix -- mostly revolving around containers.

How To Make A Multiboot USB In Linux And Windows

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:09:39 AM
Do you wish to make a multiboot USB? Do you want to have multiple OSes on a USB drive for installation or for recovering other systems? Do you want to boot and use multiple operating systems from your USB drive, I got you covered. Let us look at two ways of achieving this.

molly-guard - Protects Machines from Accidental Shutdowns/Reboots

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:01:02 AM
molly-guard is a handy utility which protects machines from accidental shutdowns/reboots by asking your hostname.

Raspberry Pi Zero W adds WiFi and Bluetooth for only $5 more

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:52:25 AM
Raspberry Pi Trading launched the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a WiFi and Bluetooth version of the Pi Zero selling for $10. There’s also a new case for both Zeros. In honor of the 5th anniversary of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi Trading hardware unit has launched a wireless […]

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today's leftovers

  • Why You Should Consider Open Sourcing Your Software
    Free & Open source software have grown so rapidly in the last few years. Just compare the situation of being ignored and considered like a nerds-movement in the early 2000’s to the situation today in 2017. We surly made a huge advancement so far. Thanks to the amazing ecosystem of open source which links both communities and enterprises together. However, when it comes to individuals, a lot of people are hesitant when it comes to open-sourcing their software. They think that the “secret” behind it will be stolen. They think that they will be releasing their work “for nothing in return” when they do so. That’s definitely false.
  • Caspia Projects and Thunderbird – Open Source In Absentia
    What does this have to do with Thunderbird? I sat in a room a few weeks ago with 10 guys at Clallam Bay, all who have been in a full-time, intensive software training program for about a year, who are really interested in trying to do real-world projects rather than simply hidden internal projects that are classroom assignments, or personal projects with no public outlet. I start in April spending two days per week with these guys. Then there are another 10 or so guys at WSR in Monroe that started last month, though the situation there is more complex. The situation is similar to other groups of students that might be able to work on Thunderbird or Mozilla projects, with these differences:1) Student or GSOC projects tend to have a duration of a few months, while the expected commitment time for this group is much longer.
  • Make Dragonfly BSD great again!
    Recently I spent some time reading Dragonfly BSD code. While doing so I spotted a vulnerability in the sysvsem subsystem that let user to point to any piece of memory and write data through it (including the kernel space). This can be turned into execution of arbitrary code in the kernel context and by exploiting this, we're gonna make Dragonfly BSD great again!

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • [Video] Litebook Alpha Review! | Unboxing, Apps, and Gaming!
  • Beginners Guide To Linux
    Curious about getting into Raspberry Pi or just Linux in general but you're not sure where to start? This post is for you. It's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, rather a gentle intro into the Linux world. I'm not a Linux expert, but I know from experience that it can be an intimidating platform to get started in. I want this post to show you what you need to know to get started with Linux.
  • [Video] 5 Reasons To Switch To Linux
  • System76 Provides Wireless Fixes for Ubiquity
    We are proud to have contributed to Ubiquity in such a way that we feel improves all users’ lives when using Ubuntu. We will continue improving the platform and hope that our users will see value in what we do.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, See What`s New
    After being in development for six months, GNOME 3.24 was released today, bringing improvements such as Night Light, weather information in the date / time indicator, along with updates to its applications, and more.

Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
    Jesse is back but this time Félim is in his sick bed so it’s a 3 man show yet again. Some heated debates about Nextcloud’s actions, Ubuntu extended support and PowerPC distros, followed by a deep dive into the world of HiDPI 4k support in Linux.
  • Bad Voltage Live at SCaLE 15x
    The Bad Voltage live stage show, from SCaLE 15x in Pasadena, March 2017!
  • Effective Communication in Podcasting
    When I got serious about doing Linux videos on YouTube, I drew on all of that Old Media experience plus I took a few classes to make sure I knew what I was talking about before handing out advice to others. That has led to the EzeeLinux project. The goal of EzeeLinux is to educate folks about Linux and get them started on the right path to success… I have been truly humbled by the response it has gotten. That said, I don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone – the more, the merrier! I honestly feel that Linux and Open Source Software are arguably one of the few truly good things happening in the world today. It brings people from all over the world together and provides a means to get cutting edge technology into the hands of anyone, anywhere who wants to take the time to learn how to use it regardless of their financial situation. That is the kind of power that can quite literally change the world, folks. No one should be left behind in this Information Age. Come to think of it, Ed Murrow would probably do a documentary about Linux if he was still around today… It would be right up his street, I think. It’s the kind of thing he liked to talk about.

Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.