Nixcraft: OpenBSD is just like Linux...
Linux users come in many shapes and sizes, but those in the business world typically steer clear of the bleeding edge. That's why the OpenSUSE project recently switched to a two-pronged development approach, with one version focused on constant updates and another on enterprise-grade stability. On Wednesday, the latter took a big step forward.
The first beta version of OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 is now available, giving enterprises and other stability-minded users the chance to check it out and get a taste of what's coming in the final release, which is due Nov. 16. This is the first key update to the Leap software since OpenSUSE adopted its dual-path approach late last year with OpenSUSE 42.1.
“Leap is for pragmatic and conservative technology adopters,” Ludwig Nussel, the release manager for OpenSUSE Leap, said in the software's official announcement. “Testing the beta helps make Leap even more mature, so we encourage as many people as possible to test it.”
Getting Blockchain Technology Enterprise-Ready
Blockchain technology first burst onto the scene as the underpinning of Bitcoin digital currency. Since then, open source distributed ledger technology has continued to evolve into an unparalleled asset tracker. It brings new efficiencies and much-needed transparency to online transactions in a world where assets move and change hands at Internet speeds.
- Logitech M720 Triathlon Multi-Device Bluetooth Mouse is perfect for Linux dual-booters
An introduction to Linux network routing
In June when I discussed basic network configuration, one thing I did not talk about then is routing. This article provides a very brief introduction to routing for Linux computers, designed for understanding simple environments.
Every computer attached to a network requires some type of routing instructions for network TCP/IP packets when they leave the local host. This is usually very straightforward because most network environments are very simple and there are only two options for departing packets. All packets are sent either to a device on the local network or to some other, remote network.
Remembering Vernon Adams
LWN reports on the sad death of Vernon Adams, designer of the Oxygen font and author of the invaluable how to use Font Forge guide.
- #32: Google Summer of Code : Pencils Down
New Forum theme and security notice
We had been planning the upgrade for a while, but had to do the upgrade on a quick notice, as a bug that leaked user emails was found in the forum. Thanks to Justin Clift for pointing out the issue to us!
This means that it was possible for someone to find out user emails from the forum. For those users who have their email as public, this is not a issue, but some of you want to keep your email to yourself. The bug meant that these email addresses could also be found.
Back from Krita Sprint 2016
Last week, I spent 4 days at the Krita Sprint in Deventer, where several contributors gathered to discuss the current hot topics, draw and hack together.
- Looking forward to Akademy
- I'm going to Akademy
- I’m going to Akademy
softpedia: Tor 0.2.8.7 comes exactly twenty days after the release of Tor 0.2.8.6 to address an important issue that has been recently discovered in the ReachableAddresses option.
So, I was messing around with Ubuntu and did sudo rm -r /. All on tty1 in full text mode only.
At first it showed a message saying that doing such recursive things on root was dangerous. So I did sudo rm --no-preserve-root -r /. At first messages flied through saying things did not have permission. Then it stopped in between with heavy disk activity - presumably deleting shit. Finally it stopped at something cannot be deleted because resource was busy.
Naturally I pressed Tab twice to see what commands are left. Not too much. Good. :)
Then I tried running the same command again. And it shows /usr/bin/sudo: No such file or directory stating that sudo has been deleted from the system.
At this point I want to ask 5 things:
What all is left behind in the system?
Why did I get permission denied messages when I am running them as the (virtual) superuser?
What super important things have been deleted that severely affects even a barebones system?
What all can I do with the leftover system?
Can I get it back to a normal working system? If so, how? (Since I am behind proxy, bonus internet points for telling how to do that behind proxy.)
Reddit: What are some things you are almost embarrassed to admit you discovered really late but can't do without now?
I was just reminded of my example of this and had to laugh. Was wondering if anyone else has similar things. Mine is screen. I'm a terminal junky. I do almost everything in a text terminal and typically have at least 10-15 terminal windows with 5-10 tabs each. I even read my email in a text terminal using mutt. I'm embarrassed to say that it only took me about 13 years of using Unix/BSD/Linux to discover screen.
Just curious if anyone else has had the same thing and maybe learn a few new tricks.submitted by /u/ralfwolf
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