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Reddit: Trying systemd [ OK ] Switching back to SysV [ OK ]

Friday 17th of October 2014 07:52:18 PM

LinuxToday: Docker 1.3 Improves Container Security

Friday 17th of October 2014 07:30:00 PM

InternetNews: From the 'Please Sign My Docker Image' files

Reddit: Look at where Linux is today despite Linus Torvald's wondrous use of eloquence.

Friday 17th of October 2014 07:21:11 PM

In networked communities:

When there's an idea, and it's a good idea, it will most probably spread.

When you implement that idea at the right time in the right way it will no doubt be superior to inferior ideas.

The rest is all details and hype. This is why Linux became the way it has become, it was simply there at the right time, in the right place.

So yes, fuck community building and just focus on the code!

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LXer: How to create and use Python CGI scripts

Friday 17th of October 2014 07:18:02 PM
Have you ever wanted to create a webpage or process user input from a web-based form using Python? These tasks can be accomplished through the use of Python CGI (Common Gateway Interface) scripts with an Apache web server. CGI scripts are called by a web server when a user requests a particular URL or interacts […]Continue reading...The post How to create and use Python CGI scripts appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to enable mod_rewrite in Apache2 on Debian or Ubuntu How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to set up HTTPS in Apache web Server on CentOS How to harden Apache web server with mod_security and mod_evasive on CentOS How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server

LXer: Sager NP2740 Review - A Portable Linux Powerhouse

Friday 17th of October 2014 06:20:51 PM
I was looking for something powerful to stream some games on, but also light enough that it was not going to feel like a brick next to my Chromebook. Since Linux is my OS of choice, having reasonable Linux support is also on my list of desires. Because of this I wanted to stay away from ATI graphics cards and nVidia cards with optimus.

Reddit: Convert mkv to avi while preserving subtitles

Friday 17th of October 2014 06:10:56 PM

I have an mkv file of an old anime which has subtitles built in. I already know how to convert to xvid avi using ffmpeg but I want to preserve the subtitles so that they're hard coded. Is this possible?

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Reddit: Solaris and Red Hat Satellite (x-post to /r/unix)

Friday 17th of October 2014 06:02:36 PM

Hello all, I asked this in /r/unix and I thought I would get the Linux side of this too, as the RHEL folks are more likely to be here than in /r/unix (I think). I was wondering if anyone has any experience with connecting Solaris to Red Hat Satellite. If so, how'd it go? Did you hit any pitfalls or have advice on things to watch out for?

According to the literature, this is doable. The documentation does claim that it isn't as "comprehensive" for UNIX, but the information on that seems to be rather vague. I know that there's going to be the question about Ops Center (Why use Satellite when Ops Center is free?), so I'm going to answer that now.

There are several reasons against Ops Center. The first is that we have a buttload of RHEL servers. I sit on a big network and have recently managed to get about 3000 servers plugged into Satellite. We paid for the ticket to ride, so we might as well use it.

Second, having everything in a unified interface would be a bonus. We have about 1500-2000 Solaris servers of various ages to connect to. Separate interfaces would be a pain.

Third (and most importantly), there's bad blood between my company and Oracle. Seems my company bought Ops Center way back when it was a pay-to-play venture. It was expensive. Shortly after buying it, Oracle released it for free. We were not reimbursed. We had 11g, no training, no support and no time (I was not on the team at this point, I should point out). Years were spent trying to get Ops Center to work properly. And those trying, failed. All that money, all that time and all that effort resulted in bupkis. The client would periodically lose its tiny mind and consume all of the server resources. All in all, the higher ups decided that Ops Center was a Very Bad Thing and mothballed it. Re-animating it would be difficult, to say the least. Even if it is free and Satellite isn't.

So, for those of you stuck in a similar situation, did you have any real issues with Satellite and Solaris? Did it work as expected? Or is it a really, really bad idea?

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LinuxToday: Interview with MongoDB cofounder: Open source moves from accepted to expected

Friday 17th of October 2014 05:00:00 PM Dwight Merriman is executive chairman and co-founder of MongoDB, an open source document database. Linus Torvalds' Best Quotes from LinuxCon Europe 2014

Friday 17th of October 2014 04:23:04 PM

Linux creator Linus Torvalds answered questions from Dirk Hohndel, Intel's chief Linux and open source technologist. Here are the highlights.

LinuxToday: How to create and use Python CGI scripts

Friday 17th of October 2014 04:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: Have you ever wanted to create a webpage or process user input from a web-based form using Python?

Phoronix: Vitesse: Using LLVM To Speed Up Databases

Friday 17th of October 2014 03:53:54 PM
A new start-up is attempting to speed up PostgreSQL database performance by leveraging the LLVM compiler infrastructure...

Phoronix: AMD Is Restructuring Again, Losing 7% Of Employees

Friday 17th of October 2014 03:42:46 PM
AMD reported their Q3'2014 results yesterday and they weren't good for the company. AMD will be restructuring again and will be slashing their global headcount by about 7%...

Slashdot: Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

Friday 17th of October 2014 03:40:00 PM
An anonymous reader writes: A couple of months ago the technical committee for Debian decided in favor of systemd. This is now a subject for discussion once again, and Ian Jackson says he wants a general resolution, so every developer within the Debian project can decide. After a short time, the required amount of supporters was reached, and the discussion can start once again.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

TuxMachines: AMD's Radeon R9 285 On Linux Offers Good OpenCL Performance

Friday 17th of October 2014 03:38:46 PM

In complementing this week's Linux review of the AMD Radeon R9 285 and follow-up articles with some extra GPU scaling tests and Catalyst AI Linux benchmarks, here's some more OpenCL R9 285 "Tonga" performance numbers under Ubuntu compared to what was shared in the original Linux review.

For those interested I ran some more OpenCL benchmarks of the Radeon R9 285 with the fglrx 14.30 series driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the Linux 3.15 kernel against an assortment of other NVIDIA/AMD graphics cards as used in these recent Linux hardware reviews.

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TuxMachines: Feature-creep will ensure that systemd stays

Friday 17th of October 2014 03:32:46 PM

Nussbaum was, no doubt, sincere in what he said. But his remedy to avoid what has become a major issue for many Debian users can only be used for so long.

Feature-creep is a major aspect of systemd. It seems to want to take over the entire Linux system and poke its tentacles into unwanted places. And there is no better way to describe this feature than the way senior systems administrator, Craig Sanders, did recently.

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TuxMachines: Qt 5.4 Beta Available

Friday 17th of October 2014 03:28:14 PM

I am extremely happy to announce that Qt 5.4 Beta is now available for download. There are a lot of new and interesting things in Qt 5.4 and I will try to summarize the most important highlights in this blog post.

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Phoronix: Linux Testing Of The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

Friday 17th of October 2014 03:00:00 PM
After last month's review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 on Linux, many Phoronix readers expressed interest in seeing tests of the GeForce GTX 970, another powerful Maxwell graphics card but costs much less than the GTX 980. I now have my hands on an EVGA GeForce GTX 970 and am working on Linux performance benchmarks for this graphics card...

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OpenStack Juno is out, Debian (and Ubuntu Trusty ports) packages ready

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Video: Systemd the Core OS (no coughing)

There has been so much negative stuff about systemd on teh Interwebs lately. It is so sad. Quite a few distros picked systemd because they liked a lot of the features it has. Why do the people who like systemd actually like it? Sure, if you look hard enough, you can find those answers... but I remembered a video where the man himself explains it. Read more

GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support

GParted 0.20.0 is out today with a release that primarily improves Btrfs support. The improved Btrfs support comes via now handling support for resizing Btrfs file-systems that span multiple devices. GParted 0.20 also has GRUB2 restoration steps added to the help manual plus various translation updates. Read more

Ubuntu Touch RTM Update Is Out, Has Better Performance and Beautiful New Indicators

Ubuntu developers had some minor problems in the week before with all sorts of bugs that were popping out. They postponed the release of a new update for the Ubuntu Touch RTM and, at one point, they even got everyone to focus on fixing the problems and nothing else. Now they have a new version out and progress really shows. Users who already have Ubuntu Touch on their phones might have noticed that the number of features added to the system have diminished drastically, but that's the way it should be. The system is getting closer to its final stages and there is little reason to add new options now. The current form of the OS is not very far from the official release, so only fixes remain to be made. Read more