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Most modern Linux distributions enjoy standard repositories that include most of the software you’ll need to successfully run your Linux server or desktop. Should a package come up missing, more than likely you’ll find a repository you can add, so that the installation can be managed with the built-in package manager. This should be considered a best practice. Why? Because it’s important for the integrity of the platform to ensure the package manager is aware of installed software. When that is the case, packages can easily be updated (to fix vulnerabilities and the like).
In the U.S., Congress voted to overturn rules that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created to protect the privacy of broadband customers. Mozilla supported the creation and enactment of these rules because strong rules are necessary to promote transparency, respect...
In this tutorial, I will show you step by step to install and configure osTicket on Ubuntu 16.04. OsTicket is an open source support ticket system based on PHP. It's a simple and lightweight support ticket system, designed to be easy to use and easy to install.
At ELC 2017, Intel’s Manasi Navare described how she patched Linux 4.12 for true DisplayPort compliance, and offered tips on pushing patches upstream. If you’ve ever hooked up a Linux computer to a DisplayPort monitor and encountered only a flickering or blank screen, we’ve got good news for you. A graphics kernel developer at Intel’s […]
The 'new' Microsoft turns out to be the same old Microsoft, where software patents are used not just for extortion and extraction of 'protection' money but also to compel OEMs to use Microsoft's own 'version' (or distribution) of Android
Now, user can quickly get pickup time and price estimates for Uber from Linux command line, much faster compare with GUI Uber App in phone.
Many times we write a shell script for performing any task. Want to show the status messages with fancy way. Then you must create fancy linux banners using figlet.
It was John Deere's decision to implement a draconian lockdown on "unauthorized repairs" that has magically turned countless ordinary citizens into technology policy activists. A lengthy EULA the company required customers to sign last October forbids the lion-share of repair or modification of tractors customers thought they owned, simultaneously banning these consumers from suing over "crop loss, lost profits, loss of goodwill, loss of use of equipment … arising from the performance or non-performance of any aspect of the software."
For the past few months, developers who publish their code on GitHub have been targeted in an attack campaign that uses a little-known but potent cyberespionage malware.
The glorious lshw (list hardware) command reveals, in excruciating detail, everything about your motherboard and everything connected to it. It's a tiny little command, weighting in at a mere 639k, and yet it reveals much.
Just this week, AT&T joined The Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member, and 16 other organizations joined as Silver Members. Together, these organizations combine to help support development of the greatest shared technology resources in history, while accelerating innovation across industry verticals.
If you’ve ever hooked up a Linux computer to a DisplayPort monitor and encountered only a flickering or blank screen, we’ve got good news for you. A graphics kernel developer at Intel[he]#039[/he]s Open Source Technology Center has solved the problem with a patch that will go into Linux 4.12. Manasi Navare’s patch modifies Atomic Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) technology to gracefully drop down to a lower resolution to display the image.
Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the Linux 4.10 kernel series, along with Linux kernel 4.9.19 LTS and Linux kernel 4.4.59 LTS.
A Penguin tries out TrueOS, formerly PC-BSD, and compares it to his beloved Debian GNU/Linux desktop..
Eltechs released v2.0 of its ExaGear Desktop VM for running x86 apps on ARM/Linux devices. It adds OpenGL hardware graphics acceleration for the Pi 2 and 3. Recently, Raspbian developers led by Eric Anholt ported the OpenGL driver to Raspbian, thereby making the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 the first hacker SBCs to do so.
A cron job is a scheduling service on Linux/Unix operating systems. These are simply a set of commands that are run periodically to do various tasks mostly used by system administrators and other users to do mundane tasks and procedures automatically with no user interaction. One can setup commands or scripts which run repeatedly at a prescribed time.
CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi announced today the general availability of new stable kernel updates for the CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 operating system series.
Google's new website might well become "Open Source 101" for DevOps considering moving into open source.
In my last Python Flask article, I walked you through the building of a simple application to take in a Threat Stack webhook and archive the alert to AWS S3. In this post, I'll dive into Python exception handling and how to do it in a secure manner.read more
This compilation makes 9 strong recommendations. There are books here for beginner, intermediate, and advanced programmers. All of the texts are, of course, released under an open source license.