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4 questions to answer when choosing community metrics to measure

Saturday 4th of February 2017 03:00:00 AM

When evaluating a specific metric that you are thinking about including in your metrics plan, you should answer four questions.

bmon - A Powerful Network Bandwidth Monitoring and Debugging Tool for Linux

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:00:00 PM

tecmint: bmon is a simple yet powerful, text-based network monitoring and debugging tool for Unix-like systems

How to Install and Run a GNU/Linux OS on Your Android Device

Friday 3rd of February 2017 10:00:00 PM

 FOSSmint: Installing a GNU/Linux environment on your android device can enhance and increase its productivity.

Metasploit Targets Hardware for IoT Security Penetration Testing

Friday 3rd of February 2017 08:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Open-source Metasploit penetration testing framework adds new hardware support, enabling researchers to target IoT devices, starting with automotive.

Linux Kernel 4.4.46 LTS Is Yet Another Small Patch, Updates InfiniBand Drivers

Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:00:00 PM

Linux 4.4 is currently the most popular LTS (Long Term Support) kernel branch, used by popular GNU/Linux distributions like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

Linux Kernel 4.9.7 Brings Updates to the Intel i915 and InfiniBand Drivers, More

Friday 3rd of February 2017 06:00:00 PM

While still not marked as "longterm" on the kernel.org website, the Linux 4.9 kernel series recently become LTS (Long Term Support), which means that it will be supported with security patches for a couple of years.

Humana CIO shares 3 essential skills for building a customer-focused IT team

Friday 3rd of February 2017 05:00:00 PM

Humana CIO explains why hiring people with a consumer-oriented skillset is crucial to success - and what to look for in IT talent.

How To Run Single Command On Multiple Remote Systems At Once

Friday 3rd of February 2017 04:00:00 PM

PSSH, or Parallel SSH, is a command line suite that helps you to ssh in parallel on a number of hosts.

How-to configure FirewallD zones bound by source IPs

Friday 3rd of February 2017 03:00:00 PM

Some network services should only be exposed to other computers on the same trusted network.

3 desktop wikis to help organize information

Friday 3rd of February 2017 02:00:00 PM

Learn more about these three open source, useful, powerful, and flexible wikis to help keep you organized.

How to make file-specific setting changes in Vim using Modeline

Friday 3rd of February 2017 01:00:00 PM

HowToForge: While plugins are no doubt one of Vim's biggest strengths, there are several other functionalities that make it one of the most powerful and feature-rich text editors/IDEs available to Linux users today.

OpenContrail: An Essential Tool in the OpenStack Ecosystem

Friday 3rd of February 2017 12:00:00 PM

Linux.com: OpenContrail, an SDN platform used with the OpenStack cloud computing platform, is emerging as an essential tool around which administrators will need to develop skillsets.

Privacy-Focused Tails 2.10 Linux Includes Security Updates, New Tools

Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:00:00 AM

eWEEK: The Amnesic Incognito Live System, also known more simply as Tails, is a privacy-focused Linux distribution loaded with tools and features to help users stay somewhat anonymous on the internet.

How to configure Ubuntu Linux server as a Domain Controller with samba-tool

Friday 3rd of February 2017 03:00:00 AM

TechRepublic: If you'd like to set up a domain controller on the cheap, Samba makes this possible. Here's how.

Retro Gaming with RetrOrangePi 3.0

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 11:00:00 PM

PiBoards: RetrOrangePi is a retro gaming system that enables you to play games made for older gaming consoles like Nintendo, SEGA, Atari, etc.

Deploying Docker Compose Services in a Swarm

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 10:00:00 PM

DZone: The newest version of Docker Compose comes with enhanced multi-host support. With the addition, you can have stateful services running in containers.

Aqua Security Provides Nano-Segmentation for Containers

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 09:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Container Security Platform 2.0 release aims to help further segment application container traffic and adds new support for secrets management.

GNOME 3.24, LDC 1.1 & Minimal Container Image Proposed For Fedora 26

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 08:00:00 PM

Phoronix: There are more fairly last-minute change/feature proposals for Fedora 26.

AndEX Project Now Lets You Run Android 7.1.1 Nougat Live on Your PC or Laptop

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:00 PM

AndEX is a commercial fork of the well-known Android-x86 project, whose main goal is to port Google's Linux-based Android operating system to x86 platforms.

Bigger, better LibreOffice 5.3 released for the cloud

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:00:00 PM

ZDnet: It took them a while, and you'll need to set up the cloud version yourself, but LibreOffice for the cloud is finally here.

More in Tux Machines

New GNU/Linux Releases: TheSSS, Arkas OS, Black Lab, and Parrot

  • The Smallest Server Suite Gets Special Edition with PHP 7.0.15, Apache 2.4.25
    4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia about the availability of a special edition of the TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) Live Linux operating system. Carrying the same version number as the original TheSSS release, namely 21.0, and dubbed TheSSS7, the new flavor ships with more recent PHP packages from the 7.0.x series. Specifically, TheSSS7 includes PHP 7.0.15, while TheSSS comes with PHP 5.6.30.
  • Descent OS Is Dead, Arkas OS Takes Its Place and It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Some of you out there might remember the Descent OS distro created by Brian Manderville and based on the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, and today we have some bad news for them as the development is now officially closed. Descent OS first appeared in February 2012 as a lightweight Ubuntu derivative built around the GNOME 2 desktop environment. Back then, it was known as Descent|OS, and was quite actively developed with new features and components borrowed from the latest Ubuntu releases.
  • Black Lab Linux 8.1 Out Now with LibreOffice 5.3, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Softpedia was informed today by the Black Lab Software project about the general availability of the first point release to the Black Lab Linux 8.0 operating system series. Serving as a base release to the company's enterprise offerings and equipped with all the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel from the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, Black Lab Linux 8.1 comes with up-to-date components and the latest security patches ported from Ubuntu's repositories as of February 15, 2017. "Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8.1. Our first incremental release to the 8.0 series. In this release we have brought all security updates up to Feb 15, 2017, as well as application updates," said Roberto J. Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software.
  • Parrot 3.5 – Call For Betatesters
    We did our best to prepare these preview images including all the updates and the new features introduced since the last release, but now we need your help to understand how to make it even better, and of course we need your help to understand if there is something that doesn’t work as expected or something that absolutely needs to be included in the final release.

Linux and Graphics

  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Now Available for Linux Lite Users, Here's How to Install It
    Minutes after the release of Linux kernel 4.10 last evening, Jerry Bezencon from the Linux Lite project announced that users of the Ubuntu-based distribution can now install it on their machines. Linux 4.10 is now the most advanced kernel branch for all Linux-based operating systems, and brings many exciting new features like virtual GPU support, better writeback management, eBPF hooks for cgroups, as well as Intel Cache Allocation Technology support for the L2/L3 caches of Intel processors.
  • Wacom's Intuos Pro To Be Supported By The Linux 4.11 Kernel
    Jiri Kosina submitted the HID updates today for the Linux 4.11 kernel cycle.
  • Mesa 13.0.5 Released for Linux Gamers with over 70 Improvements, Bug Fixes
    We reported the other day that Mesa 13.0.5 3D Graphics Library will be released this week, and it looks like Collabora's Emil Velikov announced it earlier this morning for all Linux gamers. Mesa 13.0.5 is a maintenance update to the Mesa 13.0 stable series of the open source graphics stack used by default in numerous, if not all GNU/Linux distributions, providing gamers with powerful drivers for their AMD Radeon, Nvidia, and Intel GPUs. It comes approximately three weeks after the Mesa 13.0.4 update.
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Interview: Thomas Weissel Installing Plasma in Austrian Schools

With Plasma 5 having reached maturity for widespread use we are starting to see rollouts of it in large environments. Dot News interviewed the admin behind one such rollout in Austrian schools. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Top Lightweight Linux Distributions To Try In 2017
    Today I am going to discuss the top lightweight Linux distros you can try this year on your computer. Although you got yourself a prettyLinuxle linux already but there is always something new to try in Linux. Remember I recommend to try this distros in virtualbox firstly or with the live boot before messing with your system. All distro that I will mention here will be new and somewhat differ from regular distros.
  • [ANNOUNCE] linux-4.10-ck1 / MuQSS CPU scheduler 0.152
  • MSAA Compression Support For Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver
    Intel developer Jason Ekstrand posted a patch over the weekend for enabling MSAA compression support within the ANV Vulkan driver.
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 31
    As we announced in the previous report, our 31th Scrum sprint was slightly shorter than the usual ones. But you would never say so looking to this blog post. We have a lot of things to talk you about!
  • Comparing Mobile Subscriber Data Across Different Sources - How accurate is the TomiAhonen Almanac every year?
    You’ll see that last spring I felt the world had 7.6 Billion total mobile subscriptions when machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are included. I felt the world had 7.2 Billion total subscriptions when excluding M2M and just counting those in use by humans. And the most relevant number (bottom line) is the ‘unique’ mobile users, which I felt was an even 5.0 Billion humans in 2015. The chart also has the total handsets-in-use statistic which I felt was 5.6 Billion at the end of 2015. Note that I was literally the first person to report on the distinction of the unique user count vs total subscriptions and I have been urging, nearly begging for the big industry giants to also measure that number. They are slowly joining in that count. Similarly to M2M, we also are now starting to see others report M2M counts. I have yet to see a major mobile statistical provider give a global count of devices in use. That will hopefully come also, soon. But lets examine these three numbers that we now do have other sources, a year later, to see did I know what I was doing.