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How gaming turned me into a coder

Monday 17th of September 2018 06:18:10 PM
I think the first word I learned to type fast—and I mean really fast—was "fireball."Like most of us, I started my typing career with a "hunt-and-peck" technique, using my index fingers and keeping my eyes focused on the keyboard to find letters as I needed them. It's not a technique that allows you to read and write at the same time; you might call it half-duplex. It was okay for typing cd and dir, but it wasn't nearly fast enough to get ahead in the game. Especially if that game was a MUD.read more

How to Take Screenshots in Ubuntu with a Time Delay

Monday 17th of September 2018 05:03:50 PM
In this article, we will explain how to take screenshots with a time delay both through the UI and the command line on Ubuntu 18.04.

Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help

Monday 17th of September 2018 03:49:30 PM
Project chief vows to learn to 'understand people’s emotions' after F-bomb explosionsLinux kernel firebrand Linus Torvalds has apologized for his explosive rants, and vowed to take a break from the open-source project and seek help.…

Getting started with openmediavault: A home NAS solution

Monday 17th of September 2018 02:35:10 PM
With so many cloud storage options readily available, some folks might question the value of having a home NAS (network-attached storage) server. After all, with your files on the cloud, you don't have to worry about managing the maintenance, updates, and security of your own server.read more

Star Trek Excelsior Episode 5-4: “E.U.L.A.” a Star Trek Fan Audio Drama.

Monday 17th of September 2018 01:17:13 PM
A Star Trek Audio Fan Audio Drama is not exactly the going topic for LXer, but the title "E.U.L.A." should tell you everything you need to know why this particular episode is on topic here. This episode does not depend on any prior episodes, so you can jump right in and experience an adventure full of fire, intrigue, and how licensing affects peoples lives.

peek – animated GIF screen recorder

Monday 17th of September 2018 11:22:51 AM
I’m always on the look out for small indispensable utilities that make the Linux experience even better. This week, I’m seeking to garnish support for peek. It’s an unpretentious utility written in Vala. The utility has no delusion of grandeur. But it has qualities that carves out its own niche in the open source world.

Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux

Monday 17th of September 2018 04:39:49 AM
Video: In a surprising move, Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, is taking a break on his Linux kernel work to work on his behavior to other developers. In a note to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), Torvalds wrote, "I need to change some of my behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely."

Look Up Website Information With Whois in Linux

Monday 17th of September 2018 01:40:49 AM
Whois is a simple, yet powerful, tool that allows you to see information about a specific domain name or IP address. You can use it to see things like contact information, nameservers, and domain registration information. Whois is an older core Unix utility, so it's available on every distribution.

How to Install and Configure VNC on CentOS 7

Sunday 16th of September 2018 10:42:51 PM
In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps for installing and configuring a VNC server on a CentOS 7 system. We will also show you how to securely connect to the VNC server through an SSH tunnel.

The Linux Kernel Has Grown By 225k Lines of Code So Far This Year From 3.3k Developers

Sunday 16th of September 2018 06:18:57 PM
So far this year there has been 49,647 commits that added 2,229,836 lines of code while dropping 2,004,759 lines of code.. Or a net gain of just 225,077 lines. Keep in mind there was the removal of some old CPU architectures and other code removed in kernels this year so while a lot of new functionality was added...

Cybersecurity Is Only 1 Part of Election Security

Sunday 16th of September 2018 02:34:39 PM
What Types of Security Risks Exist within the Election Ecosystem?Network security, DNS health, and patching cadence are the largest security concerns for governmental stakeholders.

How to Install Chamilo on Debian 9

Sunday 16th of September 2018 12:06:15 PM
Chamilo is a free e-learning and collaboration software which aims to improve the access to education on a global level. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Chamilo on a Linux VPS running Debian 9 as an operating system.

Patent Trolls Are Still Active and Microsoft is Closely Connected to Many of Them

Sunday 16th of September 2018 10:11:53 AM
A roundup of patent trolls' actions in the United States; Microsoft is connected to a notably high number of these

Getting started with Tmux

Sunday 16th of September 2018 05:21:34 AM
Tmux is a terminal multiplexer an alternative to GNU Screen. In other words, it means that you can start a Tmux session and then open multiple windows ( virtual terminals ) inside that session. Each window occupies the entire screen and can be splitted into rectangular panes (pseudo terminals).

KDE Plasma 5.13 Desktop Reaches End of Life, KDE Plasma 5.14 Arrives October 9

Sunday 16th of September 2018 03:27:12 AM
The KDE Plasma 5.13 desktop environment has reached end of life with the last maintenance update, KDE Plasma 5.13.5, released last week for all existing users.

Nano-ITX dev kit shows off Samsung Exynos 8895

Sunday 16th of September 2018 01:32:50 AM
Howchip has launched a sandwich-style, Nano-ITX form factor “ExSOM-8895 DVK” that runs Android 7.0 and Linux 4.4.13 on Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 8895 SoC with 4GB DDR4, dual UFS 2.1 storage interfaces, and MIPI-DSI and -CSI. A Chinese firm called Howchip, owned by Unibest, has launched an Android Nougat Development Platform. The ExSOM-8895 DVK showcases Samsung’s [[he]#8230[/he]]

How to Access Microsoft Exchange in Linux

Saturday 15th of September 2018 11:38:28 PM
Not everyone who uses Microsoft Exchange services wants to use Windows. For Linux users, here are some ways for you to access Microsoft Exchange in Linux.

Google's Dataset Search, Julia programming language, and more news

Saturday 15th of September 2018 09:44:06 PM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google's new search engine, MIT's programming language Julia, AI inspired pizza recipes, and more.read more

Troubleshooting With Git - Git Series Part 3

Saturday 15th of September 2018 07:49:44 PM
From time to time, you will encounter problems while using Git. The most common of these is a merge conflict. Fortunately, git will provide solutions to many problems for you. Sometimes, though, there are certain problems that do require the assistance of more experienced people. Most of these problems that I will describe are what I have encountered personally in my line of work.

iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

Saturday 15th of September 2018 05:55:22 PM
Ready to make the move from iOS to Android? Here's everything you need to successfully switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel or any other Android device.

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Security: Updates, Mirai and Singapore's Massive Breach

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Mirai botnet hackers [sic] avoid jail time by helping FBI

    The three men, Josiah White, 21, Dalton Norman, 22, and Paras Jha, 22, all from the US, managed to avoid the clink by providing "substantial assistance in other complex cybercrime investigations", according to the US Department of Justice. Who'd have thought young hacker [sic] types would roll over and show their bellies when faced with prison time....

  • A healthcare IT foundation built on gooey clay
    Today, there was a report from the Solicitor General of Singapore about the data breach of the SingHealth systems that happened in July. These systems have been in place for many years. They are almost exclusively running Microsoft Windows along with a mix of other proprietary software including Citrix and Allscript. The article referred to above failed to highlight that the compromised “end-user workstation” was a Windows machine. That is the very crucial information that always gets left out in all of these reports of breaches. I have had the privilege of being part of an IT advisory committee for a local hospital since about 2004 (that committee has disbanded a couple of years ago, btw). [...] Part of the reason is because decision makers (then and now) only have experience in dealing with proprietary vendor solutions. Some of it might be the only ones available and the open source world has not created equivalent or better offerings. But where there are possibly good enough or even superior open source offerings, they would never be considered – “Rather go with the devil I know, than the devil I don’t know. After all, this is only a job. When I leave, it is someone else’s problem.” (Yeah, I am paraphrasing many conversations and not only from the healthcare sector). I recall a project that I was involved with – before being a Red Hatter – to create a solution to create a “computer on wheels” solution to help with blood collection. As part of that solution, there was a need to check the particulars of the patient who the nurse was taking samples from. That patient info was stored on some admission system that did not provide a means for remote, API-based query. The vendor of that system wanted tens of thousands of dollars to just allow the query to happen. Daylight robbery. I worked around it – did screen scrapping to extract the relevant information. Healthcare IT providers look at healthcare systems as a cashcow and want to milk it to the fullest extent possible (the end consumer bears the cost in the end). Add that to the dearth of technical IT skills supporting the healthcare providers, you quickly fall into that vendor lock-in scenario where the healthcare systems are at the total mercy of the proprietary vendors.

Recoll – A Full-Text GUI Search Tool for Linux Systems

We wrote on various search tools recently like in 9 Productivity Tools for Linux That Are Worth Your Attention and FSearch, and readers suggested awesome alternatives. Today, we bring you an app that can find text anywhere in your computer in grand style – Recoll. Recoll is an open-source GUI search utility app with an outstanding full-text search capability. You can use it to search for keywords and file names on Linux distros and Windows. It supports most of the document formats and plugins for text extraction. Read more

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Linux Foundation for Sale

  • Open Source Summit EU Registration Deadline, Sept. 22, Register Now to Save $150 [Ed: Microsoft is the "DIAMOND" sponsor of this event, the highest sponsorship level! Linux Foundation, or the Zemlin PAC, seems to be more about Microsoft than about Linux.]
  • Building a Secure Ecosystem for Node.js [Ed: Earlier today the Zemlin PAC did this puff piece for Microsoft (a sponsor)]
  • The Human Side of Digital Transformation: 7 Recommendations and 3 Pitfalls [Ed: New Zemlin PAC-sponsored and self-serving puff piece]
    Not so long ago, business leaders repeatedly asked: “What exactly is digital transformation and what will it do for my business?” Today we’re more likely to hear, “How do we chart a course?” Our answer: the path to digital involves more than selecting a cloud application platform. Instead, digital, at its heart, is a human journey. It’s about cultivating a mindset, processes, organization and culture that encourages constant innovation to meet ever-changing customer expectations and business goals. In this two-part blog series we’ll share seven guidelines for getting digital right. Read on for the first three.