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LinkedIn announces open source tool to keep Kafka clusters running

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 12:00:00 PM

TechCrunch: At The Kafka Summit in San Francisco, LinkedIn announced a new load balancing tool called Cruise Control, which has been developed to help keep Kafka clusters up and running.

Hardening Docker Hosts with User Namespaces

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 11:00:00 AM

Linux.com: Learn how to segregate your host's root user from the root user inside your containers with User Namespaces.

How to use the motd file to get Linux users to pay attention

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 06:00:00 AM

NetworkWorld: Configuring login messages on Linux servers is more complex and dynamic.

Keeping The Ryzen Threadripper Busy With An Array Of Compiler Benchmarks

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 02:00:00 AM

Phoronix: A 36 second defconfig Linux x86-64 kernel build isn't quite the fastest I've ever encountered

Many Patents Are Being Passed to Android-Hostile Patent Trolls (by the Thousands) and Microsoft is in the Shadows

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 08:00:00 PM

techrights: Some of the latest moves and actions (and auctions) which pose a danger to GNU/Linux in mobile devices in particular

Must Have Linux Mint Software

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 07:00:00 PM

Datamation: This is the software for the Mint Linux distro that enables you to get the most out of this top Linux distro.

What you should know about CephFS

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 06:00:00 PM

Ceph's developers have made improvements to the CephFS distributed file system, now in stable release.

Bookworm: A Simple yet Magnificent eBook Reader for Linux

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 05:00:00 PM

If you are looking for an effective eBook reader for Linux, Bookworm will serve your purpose.

How to Clone an Encrypted Disk Image with Clonezilla

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 04:00:00 PM

HowToForge: In this guide, we;ll discuss how to image or clone the hard drive of a CentOS 7 server used as a DHCP and DNS server in production

Asus Tinker Board - TinkerOS_Debian V2.0.1 (Beta version)

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 03:00:00 PM

OSSblog: The Asus Tinker Board seeks to offer a good user experience for two different types of users

How to Install VirtualBox 5.1 on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 / Fedora 26

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 02:00:00 PM

VirtualBox is a free and open-source virtualization software for x86 hardware. I

How to associate Elastic IP to EC2 Linux instance in AWS

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 01:00:00 PM

kerneltalks: Learn how to assign elastic IP to ec2 Linux instance in AWS.

How to Connect to a VPN Automatically on Linux

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 12:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: Most Linux distros come with a VPN client for you to connect to VPN manually.

3G-ready smartwatch runs on Linux

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 06:00:00 AM

LinuxGizmos: The Connect Watch offers a 4-day battery, a 3G radio, and a 2-megapixel camera, and runs the open source AsteroidOS on a quad-core SoC.

Open source success starts at zero

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 02:00:00 AM

opensource.com: Always give 110%? Maybe not. Here's why "aiming to be a zero" may be a better strategy for success

Reduce cookie lifetime in Firefox from the end of time to mere days

Monday 28th of August 2017 10:00:00 PM

Why do so many websites cookies expire in 2038?

How to Install Apache, MariaDB and PHP (FAMP) Stack on FreeBSD

Monday 28th of August 2017 09:00:00 PM

This guide will describe how to install and configure FBAMP in FreeBSD operating system, which is similar to a LAMP stack on Linux

Overclock Your Radeon GPU With AMDGPU

Monday 28th of August 2017 08:00:00 PM

The open source AMDGPU drivers don't have a fancy GUI interface that lets you overclock your card.

Gnome Pie - A Circular Application Launcher (Menu) for Linux

Monday 28th of August 2017 07:00:00 PM

Gnome Pie is a circular application launcher made up of pies that each consist of multiple slices that can be opened using specific key strokes.

How To Install Packages Offline In Arch Linux

Monday 28th of August 2017 06:00:00 PM

 OStechnix: Packup is a simple script that allows you share the updates via USB stick or external hard disk in Arch Linux and derivatives.

More in Tux Machines

OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

Today in Techrights

Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.

Software: Security Tools, cmus, Atom-IDE, Skimmer Scanner

  • Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux
    First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code. Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable. So why does Linux need tools to prevent viruses, malware, and rootkits? It should be obvious why every server needs protection from rootkits — because once you are hit with a rootkit, all bets are off as to whether you can recover without reinstalling the platform. It’s antivirus and anti-malware where admins start getting a bit confused. Let me put it simply — if your server (or desktop for that matter) makes use of Samba or sshfs (or any other sharing means), those files will be opened by users running operating systems that are vulnerable. Do you really want to take the chance that your Samba share directory could be dishing out files that contain malicious code? If that should happen, your job becomes exponentially more difficult. Similarly, if that Linux machine performs as a mail server, you would be remiss to not include AV scanning (lest your users be forwarding malicious mail).
  • cmus – A Small, Fast And Powerful Console Music Player For Linux
    You may ask a question yourself when you see this article. Is it possible to listen music in Linux terminal? Yes because nothing is impossible in Linux. We have covered many popular GUI-based media players in our previous articles but we didn’t cover any CLI based media players as of now, so today we are going to cover about cmus, is one of the famous console-based media players among others (For CLI, very few applications is available in Linux).
  • You Can Now Transform the Atom Hackable Text Editor into an IDE with Atom-IDE
    GitHub and Facebook recently launched a set of tools that promise to allow you to transform your Atom hackable text editor into a veritable IDE (Integrated Development Environment). They call the project Atom-IDE. With the release of Atom 1.21 Beta last week, GitHub introduced Language Server Protocol support to integrate its brand-new Atom-IDE project, which comes with built-in support for five popular language servers, including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Java, C#, and Flow. But many others will come with future Atom updates.
  • This open-source Android app is designed to detect nearby credit card skimmers
    Protecting our data is a constant battle, especially as technology continues to advance. A recent trend that has popped up is the installation of credit card skimmers, especially at locations such as gas pumps. With a simple piece of hardware and 30 seconds to install it, a hacker can easily steal credit card numbers from a gas pump without anyone knowing. Now, an open-source app for Android is attempting to help users avoid these skimmers.