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Phoronix: 2014 Holiday Shopping Reminder, Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday 27th of November 2014 03:29:41 PM
First up, Happy Thanksgiving to those Phoronix readers celebrating today in the United States...

Reddit: TIL One liner to generate a self-signed certificate (including key) without any annoying prompts

Thursday 27th of November 2014 03:04:21 PM

openssl req -new -newkey rsa:4096 -days 3650 -nodes -x509 -subj "/C=<Country Code>/ST=<State>/L=<City>/O=<Organization>/CN=<Common Name>" -keyout certificate.key -out certificate.crt

That's it. It will generate certificate.key and certificate.crt ready for use. No annoying prompts or CSRs.

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Phoronix: Python 3 Support Added To The GNOME Shell

Thursday 27th of November 2014 03:00:29 PM
While GNOME 3.15.2 was released yesterday, GNOME Shell 3.15.2 was just tagged this morning...

LXer: November’s “Stupid Patent of the Month,” brought to you by Penn State

Thursday 27th of November 2014 02:39:04 PM
Three months ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation inaugurated a monthly tradition in which they wrote about a "Stupid Patent of the Month." The first patent they publicized was basically a description of a doctor's "computer-secretary." Since then, they've highlighted a vague software patent owned by a serial litigant, a patent on filming a yoga class, and a patent with a formula for curing cancer (a combination of "sesame seeds, green beans, coffee, meat, evening primrose seeds," among other things.)This month, EFF shines a light not on an off-the-wall lone inventor, but on a source that some may find surprising: a public research institution.

Phoronix: ReactOS Lands Its New Explorer Shell

Thursday 27th of November 2014 01:48:29 PM
ReactOS, the open-source OS that's long been striving for binary compatibility with Windows applications and drivers, has landed its new explorer shell as a Thanksgiving present...

LXer: How to back up a Debian system using backupninja

Thursday 27th of November 2014 01:41:53 PM
Prudence or experience by disaster can teach every sysadmin the importance of taking frequent system backups. You can do so by writing good old shell scripts, or using one (or more) of the many backup tools available for the job. Thus the more tools you become acquainted with, the better informed decisions you will make […]Continue reading...The post How to back up a Debian system using backupninja appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to synchronize files between two servers bidirectionally How to set up a mail server in Ubuntu or Debian How to use systemd for system administration on Debian How to create a cloud-based encrypted file system on Linux How to perform system backup with backup-manager on Linux

Phoronix: FLAC 1.3.1 Improves Decoding Efficiency, Some Faster Encoding Too

Thursday 27th of November 2014 01:31:05 PM
Version 1.3.1 of the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) was released this week, a year and a half since the release of FLAC 1.3.0...

Phoronix: Weston's IVI Shell Sees New Version

Thursday 27th of November 2014 01:05:02 PM
There hasn't been much in the way of exciting Wayland/Weston developments to report on this month, but its development is continuing in its usual manner. Out today is another version of the Weston IVI Shell as it still works to being accepted upstream...

Phoronix: Qt 5.4 Release Candidate Does Thanksgiving Day Debut

Thursday 27th of November 2014 12:58:45 PM
For those in the US not busy with Thanksgiving today, the Qt 5.4 release candidate is now available for testing...

LXer: Fedora 21 beta finally arrives

Thursday 27th of November 2014 12:44:42 PM
It took a while, but the latest version of Fedora, Red Hat's community Linux, is now available in beta.

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UNIX Industry Banks on Linux Strategies

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