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While find is no doubt one of the most popular as well as powerful command line utilities for file searching in Linux, it not fast enough for situations where-in you need instantaneous results. If you want to search a file on your system through the command line, and speed is the top most priority, then there's another command that you can use: Locate.
At ELC, Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong related how they used Zephyr to build a wearable. They praised Zephyr, but dinged the review tools and governance. The Linux Foundation’s open source Zephyr Project received considerable attention at this February’s Embedded Linux Conference (ELC). Although there are still no shipping products running this lightweight real-time operating […]
ApacheCon is just a couple months away -- coming up May 16-18 in Miami. We asked Shawn McKinney, Software Architect at Symas Corporation, to share some details about his talk at ApacheCon. His presentation -- “The Anatomy of a Secure Web Application Using Java EE, Spring Security, and Apache Fortress” will focus on an end-to-end application security architecture for an Apache Wicket Web app running in Tomcat. McKinney explains more in this interview.
As reported the other day, The Document Foundation announced that the first bug hunting session for the upcoming LibreOffice 5.4 office suite would take place on April 28, 2017, debugging the first Alpha build.
In the colophon to his book, Just a Geek, actor and writer Wil Wheaton wrote that he wanted to use Emacs to write the book but "couldn't find the text editor." Wheaton was joking, of course, but he highlighted an important point about Emacs: it's gone way beyond its roots as a tool for editing text.read more
SSHGuard is an intrusion prevention utility that parses logs and automatically blocks misbehaving IP addresses with the system firewall. It’s less configurable than the better-known Fail2Ban but has a smaller resource footprint and ships with full IPv6 support.
Today’s release of Firefox includes the first significant piece of Project Quantum, as well as various visible and the under-the-hood improvements. The Quantum Compositor speeds up Firefox and prevents graphics … Read moreThe post Firefox faster and more stable with the first big bytes of Project Quantum, simpler with compact themes and permissions redesign appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.
Open source is a developer-centric solutions model, which, in a nutshell, could be described as building communities of developers to solve problems.In its most simplistic form, the model has two stages. First, a developer has a problem, which they can fix with some new code, and they make a start on it. Second, if they then make their solution available to other developers it can develop into a full blown thriving open source community. When it works it is a fantastic process to behold and it this simple model that has changed the history of computing.read more
Do you want a no-expenses spared Linux desktop? Then check out the new Dell Precision 5720.
Docker is offering enterprises an easier on-ramp to using containers with a new consulting program aimed at taking a legacy application and migrating it to a container in five days.
Last week the Fedora community was asked to share ideas for encouraging new contributors. Opensource.com collected many great responses. This week the blogging challenge continues with ideas on how to maintain existing community.
The Firefox 53.0 web browser was made available for download earlier today, for all supported platforms, but and an official announcement was published by the Mozilla folks a few moments ago with details about the new features.
Portwell’s highly modular, Linux-friendly “XM-1” line of IoT gateways offers a choice of ARM or x86 CPUs and hot-pluggable ZigBee, LoRa, WiFi, or 2G/3G/LTE. Portwell, which was an early member of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, has released several x86-based Internet of Things gateways in recent years (see farther below). Now, the company […]
Steghide is a steganography program that allows you to hide confidential files inside an image or audio file with a passphrase.
In my keynote address a year ago at the OpenStack Summit Austin, I offered the OpenStack community an ultimatum. First, I described how our world was exploding with connected devices (50 billion by 2020) and that 400 million new servers would be needed to process and store that data, which creates a massive challenge for those of us in the infrastructure business. How will we meet the needs of users at that scale?The answer is simple: collaborate or die.read more
Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators, and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments. The tutorial is based on Debian 8, but it should work fine also with Ubuntu and other ISPConfig supported Distros.
Asus has launched its Tinker Board SBC in the U.S. for $60, featuring a quad-A17 RK3288 with 2GB RAM, a 40-pin RPi connector, and an updated TinkerOS 1.8. Asus’ Tinker Board, which launched in the UK in January for 46 Pounds ($58) is now selling on Amazon in the U.S. for $59.99. The Raspberry Pi-like […]
There’s a new release of TinkerOS available to download on Asus’s website. TinkerOS is a Linux distribution for the Asus Tinker Board based on Debian.
The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence v7.0. This major release brings many new features and enhancements such as database clustering integration using MariaDB Galera Cluster, IPv6 support, Golang-based firewall SSO and HTTP portal dispatcher and a revamped Web administration interface.
It's easy to talk about community building, but more difficult to actually do it. Moby Project is an enticement, as it will offer a point around which a community of system developers can gather.