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Install TLPUI In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint From PPA

38 min 24 sec ago
TLPUI, a user interface for TLP (an advanced power management configuration tool for Linux), is now available in a PPA.

Essential System Tools: Nmap – network security tool

1 hour 52 min ago
Nmap is widely regarded as the de facto standard tool for network exploration and security auditing. Network administrators use Nmap to identify devices running on their systems, discover available hosts and the services they offer, finding open ports and detecting security risks. While Nmap is often used for such security audits, many systems and network administrators find the tool helps with routine tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime.

Akash Angle: How do you Fedora?

3 hours 7 min ago
We recently interviewed Akash Angle on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

Firefox Monitor Launches in 26 Languages and Adds New Desktop Browser Feature

4 hours 21 min ago
Since the launch of Firefox Monitor, a free service that notifies you when your email has been part of a breach, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up.

HSTR Makes Searching Your Bash Or Zsh Command History Easy

5 hours 35 min ago
HSTR is a ncurses-based tool for Bash and Zsh that makes it easy to view, navigate and search your command history.

Don't cross the Application Streams! Actually, maybe you can now in RHEL 8 beta

6 hours 50 min ago
Allows updating user space without breaking everything. Hot on the heels of its OpenStack Platform 14, Red Hat has announced the beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.…

Windows 10 1809's new rollout: Mapped drives broken, AMD issues, Trend Micro clash

8 hours 4 min ago
VIDEO: Steer clear of the rereleased Windows 10 October 2018 Update, IT pro warns. Meanwhile, Microsoft promises fix for buggy mapped drives at some point next year.

Red Hat releases Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta

Friday 16th of November 2018 07:03:51 AM
The next major RHEL update is on its way with more container friendliness than ever.

How to install Tomcat 9 on CentOS 7

Friday 16th of November 2018 05:49:30 AM
Tomcat is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies. This tutorial covers the steps required to install Tomcat 9.0 on CentOS 7.

Congatec shows off Qseven and SMARC modules with new i.MX8X

Friday 16th of November 2018 04:35:10 AM
Congatec announced two industrial, Linux-ready modules equipped with NXP’s dual- or quad-A35 i.MX8X SoC: the Conga-QMX8X (Qseven) with optional PoE and the Conga-SMX8X (SMARC 2.0) with optional WiFi. When either Variscite or Congatec announces a computer-on-module based on a new processor, the other company typically follows suit shortly thereafter.

Mark Shuttleworth reveals Ubuntu 18.04 will get a 10-year support lifespan

Friday 16th of November 2018 03:20:50 AM
VIDEO: Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth talks about Ubuntu, OpenStack, competition with Red Hat, and Canonical[he]#039[/he]s forthcoming IPO.

New Raspberry Pi A+ board shrinks RPi 3B+ features to HAT dimensions

Friday 16th of November 2018 02:06:30 AM
A HAT-sized, $25, Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ will soon arrive with the same 1.4GHz quad-A53 SoC, dual-band WiFi, and 40-pin GPIO of the RPi 3B+, but with only 512MB RAM, one USB, and no LAN. As promised, Raspberry Pi Trading has revived its old mini-size, four-year old Raspberry Pi Model A+ SBC with a […]

How to Install Elgg Social Network on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Friday 16th of November 2018 12:52:09 AM
Elgg is a free, open source and self-hosted social networking application that can be used to create your own social networking website. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Elgg with Apache web server on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

Getting Started with Scilab

Thursday 15th of November 2018 11:37:49 PM
Introducing one of the larger scientific lab packages for Linux. Scilabis meant to be an overall package for numerical science, along thelines of Maple, Matlab or Mathematica. Although a lot of built-infunctionality exists for all sorts of scientific computations, Scilabalso includes its own programming language...

7 open source platforms to get started with serverless computing

Thursday 15th of November 2018 10:23:29 PM
The term serverless has been coming up in more conversations recently. Let’s clarify the concept, and those related to it, such as serverless computing and serverless platform.read more

RHEL 8 Beta arrives with application streams and more

Thursday 15th of November 2018 09:09:09 PM
In the four years since the introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, the IT world has evolved. RHEL 8 Beta brings innovation and dozens of new features.

How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Thursday 15th of November 2018 07:54:49 PM
TeamViewer is a popular software used for remote access over the internet to and from your system for Linux, MacOS, and Windows. In this article, we will explain how you can install the TeamViewer application on your Ubuntu system, both through the UI and the command line.

Redirect http to https: Apache Server

Thursday 15th of November 2018 06:40:29 PM
SSL secured webstites or HTTPS has now become a must to have on website, especially those handling sensitive client information. Having a HTTPS enabled website means that a intruder can’t intrude to communication between...

How to install a device driver on Linux

Thursday 15th of November 2018 05:26:09 PM
One of the most daunting challenges for people switching from a familiar Windows or MacOS system to Linux is installing and configuring a driver. This is understandable, as Windows and MacOS have mechanisms that make this process user-friendly. For example, when you plug in a new piece of hardware, Windows automatically detects it and shows a pop-up window asking if you want to continue with the driver's installation. You can also download a driver from the internet, then just double-click it to run a wizard or import the driver through Device Manager.read more

Linux Tail Command

Thursday 15th of November 2018 04:11:48 PM
The tail command displays the last part (10 lines by default) of one or more files or piped data. It can be also used to monitor the file changes in real time. One of the most common use of the tail command is to watch and analyze logs and other files that change over time, usually combined with other tools like grep.

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today's leftovers

  • QOwnNotes 18.11.3
    QOwnNotes is a open source (GPL) plain-text file notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that (optionally) works together with the notes application of ownCloud (or Nextcloud). So you are able to write down your thoughts with QOwnNotes and edit or search for them later from your mobile device (like with CloudNotes) or the ownCloud web-service. The notes are stored as plain text files and you can sync them with your ownCloud sync client. Of course other software, like Dropbox, Syncthing, Seafile or BitTorrent Sync can be used too.
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  • Getting Started with Scilab
  • Huawei’s New Stance On Bootloader Lockdown Is An Unpopular One, Here’s How You Can Bypass It
    Let’s start with the basics. What do you mean by a bootloader? In simple words, Bootloader is a piece of code that runs before any operating system is running. Bootloader is used to boot other operating systems and usually each operating system has a set of bootloaders specific to it. Alternatively, the bootloader can start up recovery mode. When a phone is in recovery, it can execute large pieces of code that totally rewrite the Android operating system. The bootloader is important because it loads up both of these pieces of software. Without a working bootloader, your phone is a useless brick. A locked or unlocked bootloader is what gives you access to “root.” “Root” is another big word in the Android community. If you “root” a device, it means you have “superuser” access or “administrator” access to the operating system that runs on your phone. With an unlocked bootloader, you can install boot images that aren’t signed by the device maker. That includes custom images needed to boot an AOSP-based ROM, boot images patched to support Magisk root, and more. Now as handy and efficient as this might seem, it’s not a popular option publicised or encouraged by smartphone manufacturers. While companies like OnePlus and Google make it seamless by just having to enable “OEM unlocking” in Developer Options, and then entering a few fastboot (fastboot is a protocol for sending commands from a PC to the bootloader of your device) commands while your phone is in the bootloader menu; companies like Huawei or Honor (Huawei sub-brand) have stopped providing forms for allowing users to unlock their bootloader. That means there’s no longer an official way to get the bootloader unlock code for your Huawei or Honor smartphone or tablet. Nobody has yet figured out how these bootloader unlock codes are generated, so it’s impossible to generate one yourself.
  • Google’s Wear OS Version H Announced; Brings Battery Saver Mode
    Google quietly announced its Wear OS Version H (it’s basically version 2.2 of Wear OS) for smart wearables this morning. The new update will be rolled out as a system update and majorly, brings battery llife-related improvements to Wear OS watches.
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  • The Huge Security Problem With C/C++ And Why You Shouldn’t Use It
    Alex Gaynor gives an example of a program that has a list of 10 numbers. Theoretically, in an event where someone asks for the 11th element, the program is expected to show an error of some sort, or at least that’s what a “memory safe” programming language (like Python or Java) would do. However, in case of a memory unsafe language like C/C++, the program looks for the 11th element wherever it is supposed to be (if it existed) and accesses its content. This is called a “buffer-overflow” vulnerability that is exploited by bugs like HeartBleed to access up to 60 KB data past the end of a list — that often includes passwords and other sensitive data.
  • The Power of Web Components
    As a group, the standards are known as Web Components. In the year 2018 it’s easy to think of Web Components as old news. Indeed, early versions of the standards have been around in one form or another in Chrome since 2014, and polyfills have been clumsily filling the gaps in other browsers. After some quality time in the standards committees, the Web Components standards were refined from their early form, now called version 0, to a more mature version 1 that is seeing implementation across all the major browsers. Firefox 63 added support for two of the tent pole standards, Custom Elements and Shadow DOM, so I figured it’s time to take a closer look at how you can play HTML inventor! Given that Web Components have been around for a while, there are lots of other resources available. This article is meant as a primer, introducing a range of new capabilities and resources. If you’d like to go deeper (and you definitely should), you’d do well to read more about Web Components on MDN Web Docs and the Google Developers site. Defining your own working HTML elements requires new powers the browser didn’t previously give developers. I’ll be calling out these previously-impossible bits in each section, as well as what other newer web technologies they draw upon.

OSS Leftovers

  • OpenStack regroups
    Only a few years ago, OpenStack was the hottest open-source project around, with a bustling startup ecosystem to boot. The project, which gives enterprises the tools to run the equivalent of AWS in their own private data centers, ran into trouble as it tried to tackle too many individual projects at the same time and enterprises took longer than expected to adopt it. That meant many a startup floundered or was acquired before it was able to gain traction while the nonprofit foundation that manages the project started to scale back its big tent approach and refocused on its core services.
  • SD Times news digest: Docker and MuleSoft’s partnership, ActiveState’s open-source language automation category, and Instana’s automatic Python instrumentation
    Docker and MuleSoft have announced a new partnership to modernize applications and accelerate digital transformation. As part of the partnership, the companies will work together to deliver new capabilities for legacy apps with APIs, legacy apps without APIs and new apps created in Docker. In addition, MuleSoft’s Anypoint platform will be combined with Docker Enterprise.
  • ActiveState Creates Open Source Language Automation Category
  • New open source cloud discovery tool arrives from Twistlock
    Cloud Discovery connects to cloud providers' native platform APIs to discover services such as container registries, managed Kubernetes platforms, and serverless services, and requires only read permissions. Other key features include:
  • Google Open-Sources "Amber" Multi-API Shader Test Framework
    The newest open-source graphics project out of Google is called Amber and it's a multi-API shader testing framework focused on capturing and communicating of shader bugs. Google's Amber tries to make it easier to capture/communicate shader bugs with a scripting-based workflow. The captured shaders can be in binary form, SPIR-V assembly, or a higher-level shading language. Amber is currently focused on supporting the Vulkan and Dawn graphics APIs.
  • Microsoft allies with Facebook on AI software [Ed: Evil likes/attracts evil. Now they can do their crimes together while blaming "AI". Longtime Microsoft propagandist Jordan Novet has decided to add the Microsoft lie (PR campaign) "Microsoft loves Linux" (in photo form) to an article that has nothing to do with Linux.]
  • Microsoft alliance with Facebook signals shift in AI approach

Android Leftovers

Security Leftovers