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LXer: Red Hat Doubles Down on Containers, Takes a Swipe at CloudFoundry

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 05:04:11 AM
On the first day of the Red Hat Summit, Linux vendor Red Hat makes some incremental container announcements and belittles its CloudFoundry competitors

Reddit: TIL how to display colors in Less

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 04:07:58 AM

So this might not be required in some distributions. But in my experience Less has always escaped ANSI color codes, which is annoying if you're using a program (like pacsearch) that won't disable color if it's piped into another program.

The flag is -R. You can put it in $LESS to always include it.

Before (pacsearch foo | less)

After (pacsearch foo | less -R)

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LXer: Sabayon 16.07 Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6.3, Introduces the First LXQt Flavor

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 04:07:00 AM
The developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux computer operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of new respin ISO images for the month of July 2016.

Reddit: ISP blocks port 25 in and out. What other services can I use to host my email server?

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 03:57:16 AM

So im using FIOS and trying to run an email server. I would have gone with a biz account but Frontier jacked up the rates to nearly twice what they were under Verizon.

Is there a service out there (free or otherwise) which can relay my email to another port that isn't being blocked on my machine? Essentially the only port they block atm is 25.

Thanks!

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LXer: Expansive Mini-ITX board runs Linux on Skylake

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 03:09:49 AM
Axiomtek’s “MANO0500” Mini-ITX board supports 6th Gen Intel Core, Pentium, and Celeron CPUs, and offers three SATA, two GbE, and mini-PCIe with SIM. Mini-ITX boards are typically among the first form-factors to support new Intel Core chips along with COM Express modules. We’re not sure why Axiomtek, one of the more prolific of embedded vendors, […]

Reddit: Big Data Landscape 2016

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 03:06:08 AM

Reddit: how can i fix this and install yum pls?

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 02:44:45 AM

Reddit: Have you casually installed a flatpak or snap image?

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 02:35:54 AM

I don't mean trying it out for the sake of trying it out. I want to hear from the person that needed to install some software and decided that the best coarse of action was too use one of these tools.

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LXer: An Everyday Linux User Review Of Peppermint OS 7

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 02:12:38 AM
This is probably one of the best Linux distributions I have reviewed in the past 12 months. Based on Ubuntu 16.04, Peppermint mixes the LXDE and XFCE desktop components to provide a speedy yet functional desktop, provides great integration between the web and desktop applications and the theming is excellent.

LXer: How to Install Nginx with PHP and MySQL (LEMP Stack) on CentOS 7.2

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 01:15:27 AM
Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a CentOS 7.2 server with PHP support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL (Mariadb) support.

Reddit: TIL about vimtutor

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 12:56:30 AM

Open up a terminal and type in 'vimtutor'

Most of you probability already know this, but I thought I would share.

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LXer: Android apps could turn Chromebooks into MacBook killers

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 12:18:16 AM
Also in today's open source roundup: One Android user finally gives up on Sony, and is rooting an Android phone still worth doing?

LXer: ODPi Advances Hadoop Standards with Open Source Runtime Specification

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 11:21:05 PM
The ODPi's Hadoop runtime specification for big data apps has been adopted by data analytics vendors, which simplifies the open source big data ecosystem.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 11:20:02 PM
  • Permabit Debuts Only Complete Data Reduction for the Linux Storage Stack

    Permabit Technology Corporation, the leader in data reduction technology, today announced the latest release of its Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) software, VDO 6. The newest release of VDO delivers the company's patented deduplication, HIOPS Compression™ and thin provisioning in a commercial software package for Linux, expanding availability beyond the OEM marketplace to include the leading Professional Services organizations that are enabling today's modern Hybrid Cloud data centers.

  • My KIWI/OBS talk from oSC'16

    Last Friday, at openSUSE Conference 2016, I was giving a talk together with Christian Schneemann about KIWI and OBS (the events.opensuse.org software is not able to manage "two speakers for one talk", this is why I am not listed in the schedule).

  • AppliedMicro Announces the Availability of its Mudan Storage Platform at Red Hat Summit 2016
  • AsteroidOS smartwatch OS wants you, developers

    AsteroidOS is a new open source operating system specifically designed to serve software application development on smartwatches. The project is now gaining some traction and has been reported to now be looking for developer and community contribution engagement.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 11:17:19 PM
  • GitHub Visualizes the Impact of Open Source

    Code repository GitHub published data visualizations that show the impact of open source development on hosted projects, along with the "shape" of project activity. The visualizations emphasize the effect of teamwork, collaboration and communication that reinforce coding efforts.

  • Meet Codemoji: Mozilla’s New Game for Teaching Encryption Basics with Emoji

    The above message may seem like a random string of emoji. But not so: When decoded, it reads: “Encryption Matters.”

    Today, Mozilla is launching Codemoji, a fun, educational tool that introduces everyday Internet users to ciphers — the basic building blocks of encryption — using emoji.

  • DSS, Inc. Releases New Version of Open Source EHR, vxVistA, to Healthcare IT Community
  • GuixSD system tests
  • Self-driving cars and open source - what about GPLv3 and anti-tivoization?

    Primarily, the car manufacturers say that their dislike of the GPLv3 software is due to security issues. According to them, it should not be possible for the car owners to modify the software of the car because this could lead to exposing the users themselves and other road users to danger.

    In the light of the above, is seems reasonable to question whether security considerations is actually the true reason for the car manufacturers not wanting the users to run their own software on the cars’ hardware.

    For many years, car owners have replaced parts of their cars, e.g. tires, brakes and even software – which is supported by the car industry.

    To give an example, there is a large market for the replacement or modification (“remapping”) of the Engine Control Units (“ECU”) software of cars. The ECU’s are computers that control the car’s engine, including fuel mix, fuel supply and gearing.

    The car industry takes advice and uses data from companies which offer ECU remapping and thereby indirectly supporting the companies although – according to the car industry – changes to the engine allegedly can pose a security risk.

    Another aspect of the matter is that stating that the clause in GPLv3 absolutely prohibits the car fabricants from forbidding the users running their own software on the hardware of the cars is not completely true. Section 7 of GPLv3 makes it possible for the creators of GPL programs to give the car factories an extra license under which it is possible to use the GPLv3 software in their cars without having to comply with the former-mentioned obligation to provide the installation information to the users of the cars.

    The way the system works now, the car industry allows modifications of cars which may cause a loss of security. It is possible to develop GPLv3 software that the car fabricants can use without having to allow the car owners modifications. Furthermore, it is only GPLv3 – and therefore not other FOSS licenses – which on a general level forces the car manufacturers to allow modifications of their software.

    The question of the security level of the cars should hardly be a hindrance to the use of FOSS in self-propelled cars. If the car fabricants could realize this, the many advantages of the freely-available source code could clear the way for the technology generally being adopted faster.

  • Open Source: It’s Not Just About Software Anymore

    Open source is no longer just about the software that sits on your computer. Open methods are being used to develop everything from better automobiles to life altering medical devices.

  • Kickstarting open source steampunk clocks that use meters to tell the time

    Kyle writes, "The Volt is a fully open source, arduino-based, handmade analog clock that tells time with meters. Available in a DIY install kit, 2 pre-made models, and a mix & match hardware option. The clocks are but with solid black walnut and maple, with faceplates produced in brass, copper, and steel. Only on Kickstarter!"

  • Libarchive Security Flaw Discovered

    When it comes to security, everyone knows you shouldn't run executable files from an untrustworthy source. Back in the late 1990s, when web users were a little more naive, it was quite common to receive infected email messages with fake attachments.

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TuxMachines: More From Red Hat Summit

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 10:51:08 PM

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 10:49:22 PM

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More in Tux Machines

Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.7.2, Qt 5.7 and KDE Applications 16.04.3

Chakra GNU/Linux developer Neofytos Kolokotronis today, July 25, 2016, announced the release of the latest KDE and Qt technologies, along with new software versions in the main repositories of the Linux kernel-based operating system. Read more

In a Quiet Market for PCs, Chromebooks are Marching Steadily Forward

It's no secret that Chrome OS has not been the same striking success for Google that the Android OS has been. And yet, Chromebooks--portable computers running the platform--have not only found their niche, but they are also introducing a new generation to cloud computing. Chromebooks are firmly entrenched in the education market, where many young users have become used to the convention of storing apps and data in the cloud. Now, according to new research from Gartner, Chromebooks are ready to hit new milestones. Analysts there report that Chromebook shipment growth will be in the double digits this year. At the same time, though, Chromebooks have not become fixtures in the enterprise, replacing Windows PCs. Read more

Server Administration

  • SysAdmins With Open Source Skills Are In Demand
    System administrators play a crucial role in businesses today. They are the individuals responsible for the configuration, support and maintenance of company computer systems and servers. For this reason, they are a popular hiring request, with defense and media companies alike looking for these professionals on Dice. Yet, despite the ongoing demand, finding and recruiting system administrators may be more of a challenge. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that the quarterly unemployment rate for system administrators was 0.6%, well below the national quarterly average (4.9%) and the quarterly average for all tech professionals (2.1%). Employers thus need to focus more of their recruitment strategies on poaching this talent from competitors.
  • One Phrase Sysadmins Hate to Hear (And How to Avoid It)
    A few years later, sysarmy, the local IT community, was born as the "Support for those who give support." And in that spirit, for this 8th AdminFest edition, we want to do exactly that: support those who help others in our Q&A platform, sysarmy.com/help. Each 500 points a participant earns, he/she gets a free drink in return!
  • DevOps'n the Operating System
    John Willis takes a brief look at the history of how Devops principles and operating systems have converged. He spends most of the time forward looking at what and how unikernels will converge with Devops tools, processes and culture. He ends with a demo of how containers, unikernels and Devops ideas can work together in the future.
  • 5 reasons system administrators should use revision control
    Whether you're still using Subversion (SVN), or have moved to a distributed system like Git, revision control has found its place in modern operations infrastructures. If you listen to talks at conferences and see what new companies are doing, it can be easy to assume that everyone is now using revision control, and using it effectively. Unfortunately that's not the case. I routinely interact with organizations who either don't track changes in their infrastructure at all, or are not doing so in an effective manner. If you're looking for a way to convince your boss to spend the time to set it up, or are simply looking for some tips to improve how use it, the following are five tips for using revision control in operations.

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