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After watching classic TV shows such as Knight Rider and Street Hawk in his youth, IT professional and Raspberry Pi enthusiast Derek Knaggs was inspired to create a low-cost in-car computer using a Raspberry Pi. Here's how he did it…
When Firefox 32 shipped this week, Mozilla also officially ended its support of 1024-bit certificate authority certificates in its trusted store. While it still takes a considerable amount of resources to factor and crack a 1024-bit RSA key, important organizations such as NIST have been advising organizations to move to 2048-bit keys or higher going as far back as 2011. Microsoft announced a change to its certificate key length requirements shortly thereafter, yet others including Google, have been slow to follow suit. - See more at: http://threatpost.com/mozilla-1024-bit-cert-deprecation-leaves-107000-sites-untrusted/108114#sthash.Yp9SBrSi.dpuf
Recently, the National Academy of Engineering announced fourteen Grand Engineering Challenges for the 21st century. Take a look, it’s a good list—promoting environmental sustainability, human health, and information technology that empowers people. But the last item on the list was most compelling to me—engineering the tools of scientific discovery.
Chasm is the excellent looking RPG Platformer from Discord Games that will be launching into early access soon, and luckily the Linux release will come too.
In today's open source roundup: See the history of open source in an infographic. Plus: A comparison of LibreOffice 4.0 and Microsoft Office 2013, and a systemd versus sysVinit cheatsheet.
Flowlets, break it downLike the idea of chewing on terabytes data using Google’s MapReduce but think it's too slow, too hardware-hungry and too complicated?…
In a previous tutorial, we have seen how we can set up Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) in an existing Nagios setup. However, the scripts and plugins needed to monitor memory usage do not come with Nagios. In this tutorial, we will see how we can configure NRPE to monitor RAM usage of a remote […]Continue reading...The post How to monitor server memory usage with Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install and configure Nagios on Linux How to configure Nagios for audio alerts and mobile notifications How to monitor common services with Nagios How to set up Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) in Linux How to monitor BGP sessions with Nagios
Installation and configuration of ownCloud 7 on Debian 7 (Wheezy)This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on Debian Wheezy. I will also describes how to connect to the ownCloud Server's data from Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and Windows 7. OwnCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.
Mozilla is not wasting any time and the development cycle for a new Firefox version has started. The upcoming 33 branch already promises to be an interesting release, if we just take a look at the changes that have been revealed.
If you're going to staring at a terminal emulator for any significant portion of your day, you had better make it pleasing to your eyes. As with any part of the Linux operating system (and most other open source Unix-like systems), the options for customizing for your viewing pleasure are seemingly endless. There are many sample palettes out there to get you started, with some like Solarized carrying with them a dedicated fanbase.read more
To test this theory, I went to HTML5test, a web site that scores how well browsers support HTML5 standards and specifications. Since The Register reports that two of the browsers affected are Opera 12.X and Safari 5.1.x, I compared those browsers’ HTML capabilities against the browser I had open at the time, Chrome 36.0.1985.125. In addition, I compared the results with Opera 22 and Safari 8.0, the latest versions of these browsers with stats available on the test site.
With Akademy in full swing, we thought we[he]#039[/he]d treat you all on a conversation with a handful of newcomers to the KDE PIM team. The conversation took place both online over the last months and offline at Akademy yesterday. Let[he]#039[/he]s start with introductions, in order of their replies.
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 07-Sept-2014[/b]Well well well, the big story this week seems to be the row between those who want to boycott systemd because of its "complexity" and ambiguous "is it a daemon or OS building block" and its replacement init. Also, low-spec hardware desktop environments, Linux hardware revenue, 10 answers to 10 Linux questions, and how many (different kinds) Linux distros are on the top ten? Enjoy!
GParted for a new eraFedora developer Vratislav Podzimek wants partition managers to catch up with modern storage technologies, and has launched his offering, blivet-gui, on the waiting world.…
Sources said, "The CBI has sent a fresh proposal to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) seeking additional fund for purchase of latest forensic equipment and gadgets for its Technical and Forensic Support Unit. Use of LINUX technology at its forensic lab is also the top priority of the agency." The agency has demanded allocation of an additional fund of Rs10 crore in the current financial year from the Centre for the purpose, they added.
With Akademy in full swing, we thought we[he]#039[/he]d treat you all on a conversation with a handful of newcomers to the KDE PIM team. The conversation took place both online over the last months and offline at Akademy yesterday. Let's start with introductions, in order of their replies.
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com.read more
Microsoft Office still dominates market share of office suites. Businesses have often rejected free Office alternatives. However, whether this will continue is uncertain. With the cost of a price plan for Microsoft Office, the average home user or small business will welcome a free alternative. Fortunately, there are some truly excellent free alternatives available for Linux (and other operating systems).
Test your ingenuity in the first-ever Linux Rain contest, and try your hand at automatic writing! In the weird world of spiritualism, automatic writing is writing by spirits who communicate their messages through a living person (the one holding the pen or pencil). Automatic writing in the digital world means text input without the use of a keyboard or speech-to-text.This kind of input is done rather neatly by the program xvkbd.
Today, Akademy 2014 kicked off hard. The opening keynote from Sascha Meinrath gave some perspectives ... set up a distributed network in Washington, D.C. which avoids the central mobile grid. Sascha asks, "What if we could repurpose unused TV frequencies for broadband? Less than 10% of available bandwidth is used." GNURadio and other projects make it possible for more of this unused capacity to be used. Distributed infrastructure for a variety of technologies is awesome; open hardware allows for participatory technology.