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Making Drupal upgrades easy forever

Friday 10th of March 2017 01:00:00 PM

One of the key reasons that Drupal has been successful is because we always made big, forward-looking changes.

Monitor SATA and SSD Health with SMART

Friday 10th of March 2017 12:00:00 PM

Smartmontools helps you keep an eye on the health of your hard disk and SSD drives.

Nvidia's new Jetson TX2 module runs Linux on Tegra Parker

Friday 10th of March 2017 07:00:00 AM

Nvidia's Jetson TX2 COM runs Linux4Tegra on a hexa-core Tegra Parker SoC with Pascal graphics, offering twice the performance and/or efficiency of the TX1.

Which Linux distros should newbies use?

Friday 10th of March 2017 07:00:00 AM

NetworkWorld: A fresh look at some of the more popular Linux distros (plus one non-Linux OS), and an impression of their ease of use.

How to Easily Hide Files and Folders in Linux

Friday 10th of March 2017 03:00:00 AM

MakeTechEasier: Have you ever wanted to hide files and folders in Linux but have no idea how to do it?

How to build a Raspberry Pi home dashboard

Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:00:00 PM Use OpenShift and a Raspberry Pi board to make a home dashboard to show useful information.

There's a fork of Wine-Staging that allows you to play Overwatch on Linux, still needs work

Thursday 9th of March 2017 10:00:00 PM

GamingOnLinux: It seems someone has forked Wine-Staging adding in all the needed patches for Overwatch to work, so I tested it out.

How to extract a .deb file without opening it on Debian or Ubuntu Linux

Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:00:00 PM

I downloaded a .deb Debian file. How do I extract deb package without installing it on my Debian or Ubuntu Linux based system?

New PiCluster v1.6 Lets you move containers to different hosts

Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:00:00 PM

Linux-Toys: Having the ability to easily change where a container is running is a standard and crucial feature to expect from a container management platform.

ExplainShell - Find What Each Part Of A Linux Command does

Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:00:00 PM

ostechnix: ExplainShell helps you to learn what each part of a linux command does.

Radeon Linux 4.11 + Mesa 17.1-dev vs. NVIDIA 378.13 Graphics Performance

Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:00:00 PM

Phoronix: For this article are benchmarks of different graphics cards from AMD with AMDGPU+RadeonSI driver tests atop Mesa 17.1-dev and Linux 4.11-rc1 as of this week.

Flash ROMs with a Raspberry Pi

Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: To hardware-flash a BIOS chip, you need two main pieces of hardware: a Raspberry Pi and the appropriate Pomona clip for your chip.

Facebook Boosts Open Compute Server Platforms with New Designs

Thursday 9th of March 2017 03:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: Facebook is updating its server hardware portfolio with updates of existing designs as well as new server and storage platforms.

VirtualBox 5.1.16 Released with Initial Linux Kernel 4.11 Support, Bug Fixes

Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:00:00 PM

VirtualBox 5.1.16 is now the most advanced version of the application, and it comes approximately seven weeks after the VirtualBox 5.1.14 maintenance update

Open Source adoption in Education Sector: Interview with Patrick Masson from OSI

Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:00:00 PM

LinuxCareer: With the perceived growth of FLOSS deployments in the world's education sector, we wanted to try to confirm our intuition.

Parrot Security OS 3.5 Ethical Hacking Distro Brings Cryptkeeper, Kernel 4.9.13

Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:00:00 PM

The Parrot Security OS 3.5 release comes a little over two months after the first and also the last maintenance update to the Parrot Security OS 3.4 series

Ubuntu Linux Remove/Delete PPAs apt-get command

Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:00:00 AM

Nixcraft: A PPA is an acronym for Personal Package Archive.

Asus Tinker Board Review: First Impressions

Thursday 9th of March 2017 03:00:00 AM

OSSblog: The Asus Tinker Board is a new ARM-based single-board computer (SBC) which stands out from the crowd.

How an amateur opera singer uses MuseScore

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 11:00:00 PM

How one music teacher discovered open source with MuseScore.

A Look at HASSbian: Raspberry Pi for Home Automation

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 10:00:00 PM

 piboards: A look at HASSBian, a home automation system for the Raspberry Pi with Home Assistant server.

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at and We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.