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pyHook for Linux with pyxHook - Listening for Key Events using Python

Thursday 9th of October 2014 05:46:44 PM
To hopefully save future python developers some time in the future I've created a GitHub repository for just pyxhook and a simple example of how to utilize it.

Should Everything in the World Be Facing the Internet?

Thursday 9th of October 2014 04:49:33 PM
Back in the early 90s, when I was living in the college town of Chapel Hill, I shelled-out five bucks or so at the local Egghead Software store for a shrink wrapped floppy disk loaded with “shareware” utilities for MS-DOS. Twenty years have passed, so I don’t remember what tool I needed, but I’d gone there specifically looking for something or another and had been directed to that particular product by a clerk at the store. Once I got home, I stuck the disk into the drive, looked over its contents and installed a couple of the apps.

How to configure peer-to-peer VPN on Linux

Thursday 9th of October 2014 03:52:22 PM
A traditional VPN (e.g., OpenVPN, PPTP) is composed of a VPN server and one or more VPN clients connected to the server. When any two VPN clients talk to each other, the VPN server needs to relay VPN traffic between them. The problem of such a hub-and-spoke type of VPN topology is that the VPN.

Assorted Fun Linux Command Line Hacks

Thursday 9th of October 2014 02:55:11 PM
Today's fun command line festivities are inspired by Command Line Magic, who hangs out on Twitter sharing excellent Linux command line incantations for all occasions. Today's assortment includes shell rainbows, Is the Internet on Fire?, Star Wars Traceroute, and creating annoying sounds from the console.

No interest in Poettering's problems, says Torvalds

Thursday 9th of October 2014 01:58:00 PM
Linux creator Linus Torvalds has indicated that he has no interest in the problems faced by chief systemd developer Lennart Poettering that led to the latter blaming Torvalds for the negative feedback he (Poettering) has faced.

Raspberry Pi-based kit teaches kids to program

Thursday 9th of October 2014 01:00:49 PM
Kano has begun selling a $150, Raspberry Pi-based educational computer that teaches kids to program using visual tools and the Debian-based Kano OS. Kano’s hugely successful Kickstarter project funded last December, with more than 10,000 investors ordering $99 and $119 Kano open source DIY kits for a total of $1.52 million in proceeds. Last month, […]

What Network Function Virtualization means for OpenStack and open source

Thursday 9th of October 2014 12:03:38 PM
Last week's launch of OPNFV is a good opportunity to think about a simmering debate in the OpenStack developer community for a while now—what exactly does NFV (Network Function Virtualization) have to do with OpenStack, and is it a good thing?read more

UbuTricks 14.10.08 Released with Support for 10 New Apps, Improved Interface

Thursday 9th of October 2014 11:16:18 AM
UbuTricks is a new program that helps you install the latest versions of several games and applications in Ubuntu. UbuTricks is a Zenity-based, graphical script with a simple interface. Although early in development, its aim is to create a simple, graphical way of installing updated applications in Ubuntu 14.04 and future releases.

Linux based touch-panel DAQ system includes GUI software

Thursday 9th of October 2014 10:28:58 AM
Lascar launched a Linux-based data acquisition system with a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen, an ARM9-based Freescale i.MX283 SoC, and a free GUI program. Salisbury, UK based Lascar Electronics sells seven Windows-based “PanelPilotM” panel computers of various sizes, and it has now launched its first Linux-based line called the “PanelPilotACE.” The PanelPilotACE is “more of a blank […]

OpenStack Juno Races to Completion as RC2s are Released

Thursday 9th of October 2014 09:41:38 AM
The open-source OpenStack cloud platform is *almost* at its next major release, known as Juno — but first there all the release candidates.

Systemd backlash: Poettering blames Linus Torvalds

Thursday 9th of October 2014 08:54:18 AM
Systemd developer and Red Hat employee Lennart Poettering has taken aim at Linux creator Linus Torvalds in a rant on his blog, in which he blames Torvalds for the extent of enmity directed at him (Poettering).

GOG.com Mutator Promo Marches On, Four Linux Games

Thursday 9th of October 2014 08:06:58 AM
GOG.com has recently launched an up to 85% off promotion for several of its games. Under the name Mutator Promo, the discount covers a list of games which benefit of up to 85% price discount, and for each three bought games, you will receive another, randomly chosen free one.

MySQL Master to Master Replication, Heartbeat, DRBD, Apache/PHP/Varnish MegaHOWTO

Thursday 9th of October 2014 07:19:38 AM
I created this HOWTO while building a new development environment. The intention is to take a single Apache2/Varnish/MySQL environment and scale it to two servers, with one effectively a “hot-standby” – increase redundancy and continuity whilst maintaining current performance. This HOWTO is based on Debian Wheezy

Kernel 3.17 and kdbus the kernel column

Thursday 9th of October 2014 06:32:18 AM
Jon Masters summarises the latest happenings in the Linux kernel community, including ongoing work towards the 3.17 kernel

Altiscale Releases SQL-on-Hadoop Cloud Storage Service

Thursday 9th of October 2014 05:44:58 AM
Hadoop-as-a-service vendor Altiscale has added a cloud service that makes Big Data HDFS storage accessible via SQL user interfaces and APIs.

Simply view system logs in Fedora 21 Workstation

Thursday 9th of October 2014 04:57:38 AM
Fedora 21 Workstation (which is currently in alpha), contains a neat new application for quickly viewing and searching the logs of your system. It places all the system logs in a simple to use interface without having to dig through the filesystem or use a command line tool.

Google targets businesses with Chromebooks for Work

Thursday 9th of October 2014 04:10:18 AM
After making great gains in the education market, Google is pointing Chromebooks straight at business customers.

Why I switched from Postgres to MongoDB, then to Neo4j

Thursday 9th of October 2014 03:22:58 AM
His article is about how he went from using Postgres to MongoDB, then finally to Neo4j. Postgres (or PostgreSQL) is a relational database, while MongoDB and Neo4j are NoSQL databases. MongoDB is, of course, the most popular NoSQL database, while Neo4j is the most popular NoSQL graph database. All three database applications are Free Software.

Short Stack: Pivotal grabs OpenStack co-founder McKenty, HP Enterprise and OpenStack, a cynical view of OpenStack vendor bandwagon

Thursday 9th of October 2014 02:35:38 AM
This week, we look at OpenStack co-founder Josh McKenty joining Pivotal, HP Enterprise's future could depend on OpenStack and a cynical view of the OpenStack vendor bandwagon.

Open Source Day to build FOSS skills at Grace Hopper conference

Thursday 9th of October 2014 01:38:27 AM
Open Source Day at the Grace Hopper Celebration this year starts today! The program is committed to helping women grow their skills and interest in using open source technologies."Our program philosophy is about tackling disaster response challenges in partnership with other industry and technology experts," said Harmony Mabrey of Microsoft Disaster Response.For the first time this year, Open Source Day is providing opportunities for women of all skill levels to participate in this important mission.read more

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Sony Xperia devices are sendng your data to China

If you are using a Sony Xperia device running either Android 4.4.2 or 4.4.4 it’s advised (by me) that you install a custom ROM on your device. Several reports have appeared online that the stock firmware on these devices contains Baidu spyware that is discreetly sending data back to servers in China, you do not need to have installed any software on your phone as it’s bundled into the firmware. Read more

Nexus 6 Pre-Orders Were A Joke

Today, the Nexus 6 went up for pre-order on the Google Play Store for a grand total of five minutes by my count. No warning, no announcements, no broadcasts from the Nexus Twitter account, no excitement from Sundar Pichai or any other Android leaders, nothing. I, like many of you, had no idea that pre-orders had even started. And by the time I tried to go order, it was too late. Sold out, gone. Nexus 4 all over again. Read more

Fedora 21 Beta status is Go, release on November 4, 2014

At the Fedora 21 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting #3 that just occurred, it was agreed to Go with the Fedora 21 Beta by Fedora QA, Release Engineering and Development. Read more

Wonderful Tips to make your Car so beautiful and long-lasting

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