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Shell Scripting Part 2: Accepting Inputs and Performing Shell Arithmetic

Thursday 30th of April 2015 12:05:23 PM
This article is the second part of the Howtoforge shell scripting tutorial series. By this time, I assume that you have read the first part of the series and know how to create a simple script and execute it. In the second part, you will learn how accept inputs from the user and process them through shell scripting.

WordPress promises patch for zero-day "within hours"

Thursday 30th of April 2015 11:08:12 AM
Shortly after this article was posted, WordPress released version 4.2.1, flagging it as a critical update. Website owners are encouraged to update immediately, and automatic updates have started to roll out. More information is here.

An Old Ubuntu Bug Lets Malicious Users Gain Sudo Access

Thursday 30th of April 2015 10:11:01 AM
It appears that there's a bug in Ubuntu distributions which lets malicious users to locally exploit sudo and gain access to the user's account without knowing their password. The bug was submitted to Canonical's Launchpad back in September 2013 by user Mark Smith.

SMPlayer YouTube Browser Review - A Good App with Wasted Potential

Thursday 30th of April 2015 09:13:50 AM
SMTube or SMPlayer YouTube Browser is a dedicated app that can be used to view or download videos from the YouTube platform. It has an interesting functionality that is not really exploited properly on the Linux platform.

Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage review

Thursday 30th of April 2015 08:16:39 AM
Personal ‘cloud storage’ with a more sensible name, is this Seagate portable worth keeping with you?

Chapeau 21.2.1 Screencast

Thursday 30th of April 2015 07:19:28 AM
Today I am pleased to announce another Chapeau ISO release, Chapeau 21.2.1. This ISO brings the current Chapeau live image up to date with packages as of 10th April 2015 and fixes a bug present on the other Chapeau 21 live images that can cause a live session to freeze.

Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 Will Drop Enlightenment E19 for Moksha Desktop, Arrives in August 2015

Thursday 30th of April 2015 06:22:17 AM
Jeff Hoogland, the founder and lead developer of the Ubuntu-based Bodhi Linux operating system, announced plans for dropping the current version of the Enlightenment desktop environment used in the recently released Bodhi Linux 3.0 distro for Moksha Desktop, which is based on the older Enlightenment E17 desktop environment.

Windows Gaming on Ubuntu Linux with a Virtual Machine

Thursday 30th of April 2015 05:25:06 AM
Gaming within a Windows 7 Kernel-based Virtual Machine running on Ubuntu Linux yields a 96% performance return in comparison to native play.

Visual Studio running on OS X and Linux for free? Well, almost ...

Thursday 30th of April 2015 04:27:55 AM
Microsoft's new cross-platform editor show non-Windows devs some love. Microsoft has expanded its Visual Studio line of software development tools to platforms other than Windows for the first time.

COM Express Type 6 module runs Linux on 5th Gen Cores

Thursday 30th of April 2015 03:30:44 AM
Advantech launched a Linux-ready, 5th Gen Core based “SOM-6896? COM Express Type 6 Compact module with triple displays, 4K video, and four PCIe interfaces.

YES, Windows 10 will eat Android apps ... and iOS apps, too

Thursday 30th of April 2015 02:33:33 AM
Microsoft wants no developers to be left out. The rumors are true – sort of. Microsoft does plan to get Android code working with Windows 10. But what the software giant actually has planned is more nuanced than just borrowing apps from the Google Play store, and it involves courting iOS developers, too.

Open Source History: Tracing the Origins of Hacker Culture and the Hacker Ethic

Thursday 30th of April 2015 01:36:22 AM
It is difficult to associate open source programmers and companies with what some writers have called "hacker culture" or "the hacker ethic." Instead, open source values, and projects such as Linux, can be traced to academia.

Tiniest mini-PC with a quad-core ARM SoC and 4GB RAM?

Thursday 30th of April 2015 12:49:02 AM
SolidRun has added a high-end model to its cubic mini-PC line, claiming the 2 x 2 x 2-inch Cubox-i 4X4 to be the “smallest ARM quad core 4GB mini computer.” Tel Aviv-based SolidRun has just rolled out a top-end version of its 2 x 2 x 2-inch CuBox-i mini-PC line. The new model, dubbed the […]

Debian 8.0 Xfce Screencast

Thursday 30th of April 2015 12:01:42 AM
Debian 8.0 Xfce is available. After almost 24 months of constant development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 8 (code name 'Jessie'), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team.

The Short History of OSWALD

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 11:14:22 PM
The idea behind OSWALD was simple: Every computer science student got one, for around $80, and it became their portable device for their studies — they could bring it to class, connect it to a monitor and a keyboard and, with SD card firmly in place, do their assignments, take it back to the dorm and continue with homework. In short, this hand-held device was powerful — powered by a Texas Instrument OMAP3550 ARM processor — and incorporated some of the latest technology available at the time.

Chromixium OS 1.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 10:27:02 PM
Chromixium 1.0 final has been released.Chromixium combines the elegant simplicity of the Chromebook with the flexibility and stability of Ubuntu’s Long Term Support release. Chromixium puts the web front and center of the user experience.

How To Install LAMP Stack On Ubuntu 15.04

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 09:32:48 PM
LAMP is a combination of operating system and open-source software stack. The acronym LAMP came from the first letters of Linux, Apache HTTP Server, MySQL or MariaDB database, and PHP/Perl/Python. This tutorial describes how to install LAMP stack on Ubuntu 15.04, and previous versions such as Ubuntu 14.10/14.04/13.10 etc.

Microsoft releases Visual Studio Code for Linux

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 08:35:37 PM
In today's open source roundup: Microsoft offers .NET tool for Linux. Plus: SuperTuxKart gets a major upgrade. And play the Chocolate Doom game in Debian.

The benefits of using RADIUS over LDAP

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 07:38:26 PM
Imagine you have a great idea for a new open source project that would meet some of your company's needs. You know it will be needed at other organizations, as everyone needs some help managing critical infrastructure. You map out an architecture, do some quick test code, and now it's time to add in some authentication code. If it's a web-based tool, support http authentication and you're done. Apache can handle it. If it's Linux-based, support PAM. Done. But what if it's neither?read more

Kde Plasma 5.3 has been released

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 06:41:15 PM
Kde Plasma 5.3 has been released. Let's see what's new with this new release of our favorite desktop environment.

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Ubuntu Is Slowly Moving Towards the Rolling Release Model

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Next Ubuntu Codename Announced, New Laptops

Ubuntu dominated the headlines today with its Ubuntu Online Summit for 2015 beginning today. Mark Shuttleworth gave the keynote and informed a loyal public of the new 15.10 lsb_release -a. Elsewhere, Ubuntu 15.04 gets a thumbs-up and is now selling Ubuntu laptops. Read more

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