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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.
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.
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.
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.
Personal ‘cloud storage’ with a more sensible name, is this Seagate portable worth keeping with you?
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.
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.
Gaming within a Windows 7 Kernel-based Virtual Machine running on Ubuntu Linux yields a 96% performance return in comparison to native play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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. Let's see what's new with this new release of our favorite desktop environment.