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Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”

3 hours 4 min ago
Linux powers the internet, the Android in your pocket, and perhaps even some of your household appliances. A controversy over politics is now seeing some of its developers threatening to withdraw the license to all of their code, potentially destroying or making the whole Linux kernel unusable for a very long time.

Nmap-bootstrap-xsl Hack Creates Visually Appealing Nmap Scan Reports : Interview With Its Creator, Andreas Hontzia

6 hours 29 min ago
As the title itself states, nmap-xsl-bootstrap, a brand-new utility or, better to say an Nmap hack, that helps in beautifying the regular Nmap output which comes out of your Nmap scans.

Understanding Bitcoin’s Legacy: What Was Satoshi’s Bitcoin Vision?

Sunday 23rd of September 2018 04:59:26 AM
Bitcoin’s code has been open source from the very beginning. (Satoshi) didn’t patent it or try to sell it. Meanwhile, his stash of roughly a million bitcoins, mined during the early days of the bitcoin network, has never been moved (aside from a few test transactions back in 2009). At its height in December 2017, Satoshi’s stash of one million bitcoins was worth about $20 billion, which would have made him the 44th richest man on the planet. Satoshi, however, does not appear to have ever touched his wealth. At the same time, Satoshi has not publicly revealed himself, which suggests he doesn’t care much about fame.

How to Set Up SSH Keys on Ubuntu 18.04

Sunday 23rd of September 2018 02:07:53 AM
In this tutorial we will walk through how to generate SSH keys on Ubuntu 18.04 machines. We will also show you how to setup a SSH key-based authentication and connect to your remote Linux servers without entering a password.

Solus 3.9999 ISO Refresh Released

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 11:05:34 PM
While the release of Solus 4 isn’t around the corner for some time, the developers of this neat-looking and fast Linux distro have gone ahead and pushed a Solus 3 ISO refresh. They’ve called it Solus 3.9999.

Fuzzy matching in practice

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 08:42:37 PM
Approximate or "fuzzy" matching on the command line is easily done with tre-agrep. Here's a practical example.

After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 03:28:29 PM
After years of verbally abusing programmers who contribute to the Linux operating-system kernel he created, the celebrated coder Linus Torvalds is stepping aside and says he is getting help.

Weekend Reading: Scary Tales from the Server Room

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 01:34:07 PM
It's always better to learn from someone else's mistakes than from your own. This weekend we feature Kyle Rankin and Bill Childers as they tell stories from their years as systems administrators. It's a win-win: you get to learn from their experiences, and they get to make snide comments to each other. 

Top Linux Distros for Software Developers

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 10:25:41 AM
If you’re ready to try Linux for programming, the next step is to choose which Linux distribution (aka distro) to use. In general, Linux operating systems are flexible, they offer a variety of tools and emulate a wide variety of environments, and they’re backed by active communities. But specifically, each Linux distro has its own features that may appeal more to you as a software developer. Here are the most popular Linux distros...

With Linux’s founder stepping back, will the community change its culture?

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 08:31:19 AM
Earlier this week, the Linux community got an unusual message from Linux’s creator, Linus Torvalds. “This week people in our community confronted me about my lifetime of not understanding emotions,” wrote Torvalds in a Linux update email.

How To Install Ruby on Debian 9

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 06:36:57 AM
Ruby is one of the most popular languages today. It has an elegant syntax and it is the language behind the powerful Ruby on Rails framework. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of installing Ruby on a Debian 9 system.

Deepin Linux: As Gorgeous As It Is User-Friendly

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 02:48:13 AM
For the longest time, Deepin Linux was based on Ubuntu. But with the release of 15.7, that all changed. Now, Deepin’s foundation is Debian, but the desktop is still that beautiful Deepin Desktop. And when I say it’s beautiful, it truly is one of the most gorgeous desktop environments you’ll find on any operating system.

Rugged, Linux-ready transportation PC has four SIM slots

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 12:53:51 AM
Nexcom’s Apollo Lake based “VTC 6220-BK” in-vehicle PC features triple displays, 2x SATA bays, 3x GbE with optional PoE, Ublox GPS, and 4x mini-PCIe or M.2 slots paired with SIM slots. Intel-based in-vehicle computers have been around for a while — here’s a Linux-friendly Kontron model from 2004 -– but over the last year or […]

FOSS Project Spotlight: Nitrux, a Linux Distribution with a Focus on AppImages and Atomic Upgrades

Friday 21st of September 2018 10:59:29 PM
Nitrux is a Linux distribution with a focus on portable, application formatslike AppImages. Nitrux uses KDE Plasma 5 and KDE Applications, and it also usesour in-house software suite Nomad Desktop.

How to Check Ubuntu Hardware Info

Friday 21st of September 2018 09:05:07 PM
Every computer has a lot of hardware components. They are from different vendors and they have many important information associated with them. If you run into any problems with any of these hardware components, then this information is crucial to solve them. In this article, I will show you how to check for hardware info on Ubuntu.

Linux pkill Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

Friday 21st of September 2018 07:10:45 PM
In Linux, if you need to kill a process (for whatever reason) through the command line, you can you use the kill command, which requires you to pass as input the ID of the process you're trying to terminate. But did you know there also exists a way to kill processes without specifying their PIDs?

How to Install the Latest VLC Player in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Friday 21st of September 2018 05:44:58 PM
In this article, we will show several ways for you to install the VLC Media Player depending on whether you choose the graphical interface or the command line of your Ubuntu 18.04 system.

Top 3 benefits of company open source programs

Friday 21st of September 2018 04:19:12 PM
Many organizations, from Red Hat to internet-scale giants like Google and Facebook, have established open source programs (OSPO). The TODO Group, a network of open source program managers, recently performed the first annual survey of corporate open source programs, and it revealed some interesting findings on the actual benefits of open source programs.read more

How Writing Can Expand Your Skills and Grow Your Career

Friday 21st of September 2018 02:53:26 PM
“even if you don't consider yourself to be ‘a writer,’ you should consider writing about your open source contributions, project, or community.” Writing can be a great way to share knowledge and engage others in your work, but it has personal benefits as well. It can help you meet new people, learn new skills, and improve your communication style.