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How to Setup High-Availability Load Balancer with HAProxy to Control Web Server Traffic

Linux Today - Thursday 5th of February 2015 09:00:00 PM

 tecmint: In this tutorial, we will discuss the process of setting up a high availability load balancer using HAProxy to control the traffic of HTTP-based applications by separating requests across multiple servers.

TuxMachines: Black Lab BriQ rev4 Is a "Mac Mini" type PC That Runs Black Lab Linux

Linuxinsight - Thursday 5th of February 2015 08:51:38 PM

Black Lab BriQ rev4 is a new mini PC put together by the same guys who are also working on the Black Lab Linux distro. This is not their first attempt, as the version number shows, and it's actually a pretty powerful solution.

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LXer: Is Net Neutrality Now a Done Deal?

Linuxinsight - Thursday 5th of February 2015 08:47:14 PM
The first hurdle to his proposal comes on February 26, the date on which the FCC is expected to vote on the new rules. This is probably already a done deal, as it’s unlikely that Wheeler would’ve penned yesterday’s piece for Wired if he wasn’t confident that he already has the support of his fellow commissioners. So, the question is, what happens next?

Is Net Neutrality Now a Done Deal?

LXer - Thursday 5th of February 2015 08:47:14 PM
The first hurdle to his proposal comes on February 26, the date on which the FCC is expected to vote on the new rules. This is probably already a done deal, as it’s unlikely that Wheeler would’ve penned yesterday’s piece for Wired if he wasn’t confident that he already has the support of his fellow commissioners. So, the question is, what happens next?

TuxMachines: Black Lab BriQ rev4 Is a "Mac Mini" type PC That Runs Black Lab Linux

Linuxinsight - Thursday 5th of February 2015 08:35:24 PM

Black Lab BriQ rev4 is a new mini PC put together by the same guys who are also working on the Black Lab Linux distro. This is not their first attempt, as the version number shows, and it's actually a pretty powerful solution.

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New ARM Cortex-A72 nearly twice as fast as -A57

Linux Gizmos - Thursday 5th of February 2015 08:03:57 PM
ARM unveiled an ARMv8 Cortex-A72 CPU for mobile said to be twice as fast as the -A57, plus a faster new Mali-T880 GPU and CoreLink CCI-500 interconnect. We’ve only recently seen the 64-bit, ARMv8 Cortex-A57 design arrive in mobile system-on-chips, such as Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 810 and hexa-core Snapdragon 808, both of which mate the […]

Linux Mint 17 - As Good As It Gets

Linux Today - Thursday 5th of February 2015 08:00:00 PM

 EveryDayLinuxUser: It has lots of nice little touches, is clean, polished and stable.

TuxMachines: The World’s Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke

Linuxinsight - Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:54:32 PM

The man who built the free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, as well as hundreds of thousands of journalists, dissidents and security-minded people around the world, is running out of money to keep his project alive.

Werner Koch wrote the software, known as Gnu Privacy Guard, in 1997, and since then has been almost single-handedly keeping it alive with patches and updates from his home in Erkrath, Germany. Now 53, he is running out of money and patience with being underfunded.

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Jolla provides early access to SailfishOS releases

OSNews - Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:51:39 PM
We've been testing pushing early updates to a small group of opt-in users for update9 and the connectivity hotfix. This went well so we're going one step further and making each software update available for opt in approximately one week before releasing it. We mainly expect this to be useful for developers and technically minded users who can handle potential problems (eg if you don't know how to do a backup and a restore then it may not be for you). Flip a toggle on your Jolla account settings page and you'll receive each new Sailfish update a week before general release so you can test it out. Needless to say, my switch has been flipped.

LXer: Bodhi Linux 3.0 RC 2 Reloaded : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Linuxinsight - Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:50:03 PM
Bodhi Linux 3.0 Reloaded RC 2 is a linux distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS featuring Enlightenment 19.2 desktop environment and EFL/Elementary 1.12.2.

Bodhi Linux 3.0 RC 2 Reloaded : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

LXer - Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:50:03 PM
Bodhi Linux 3.0 Reloaded RC 2 is a linux distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS featuring Enlightenment 19.2 desktop environment and EFL/Elementary 1.12.2.

Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 beta with new Photos application

OSNews - Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:49:35 PM
Apple released a beta version of OS X 10.10.3 today, and it includes the first preview of its new Photos application. Apple might have just fixed that for Mac users with the new Photos app. It's the final piece in a plan that Apple unveiled last June, and one that both fixes and unifies a patchwork system it rolled out in 2011. It's a rethink of how people manage their photo library on a Mac, something that's been iPhoto's home turf for more than a decade. Apple's discontinuing that software along with Aperture (which is aimed at pro photographers), in favor bringing the tools people have on their iPhones and iPads to the Mac. It's also been built with Apple's iCloud in mind instead of an afterthought, which feels years overdue. Over time, iPhote gradually turned into an iTunes-esque behemoth of a program that couldn't handle larger amounts of photos and generally had serious performance issues. This new Photos applications looks amazing, and I know many, many people who are going to love this.

Reddit: Google Hangouts and stuck snapped to the edge of the screen

Linuxinsight - Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:44:33 PM

I'm using Hangouts on Fedora 21 and Gnome 3.x. I moved the chat bubble and snapped to the bottom left corner of the screen. And now it's stuck there. I can move it right and left, but not up and down. All chat windows and contact lists now stretch the whole screen, top to bottom.

Anyone know of a way to fix this.

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TuxMachines: Which Light Weight, Open Source Web Server is Right for You?

Linuxinsight - Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:43:55 PM

If you use Linux, most likely Apache is your web server of choice. Apache is a great choice. It’s incredibly powerful, very reliable, and secure. There may, however, be certain deployments that either do not need all of the features found in Apache, do not have the resources to support Apache (such as in the case of an embedded system), or need something easier to manage. If that’s the case, fear not ─ there are plenty of light weight, open source, web servers out there ready to meet and exceed your needs.

Let’s take a look at some of the best small footprint web servers available and find out which one is right for you.

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ROV dives deep in Antarctic waters with Linux-based cams

Linux Gizmos - Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:40:52 PM
[Updated 7PM] — A “Deep-SCINI” submersible with Linux-based Elphel cameras discovered surprisingly diverse life under the Antarctic ice shelf — and rapidly melting ice. Linux has once again been spotted in the frigid seas around Antarctica, which is not so surprising considering that Tux, the penguin, enjoys a nice cold bath. In November, we learned […]

Reddit: New to bash scripting, am I doing this right?

Linuxinsight - Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:31:18 PM

So basically I started taking a Unix Systems Programming course at university, and the professor is assigning sort of self-reliant extra credit assignments, if we want to pursue bash scripting on the side, and I most definitely want to.

The first assignment consists of making a script which creates a directory (I assume in whatever directory the script exists in), creating a file in that directory, and then writing "Hello World!" into that text file. Additionally, we have to make the script executable, obviously.

#!/bin/bash # Stropheum (not my real name obviously) # Extra credit script # Make a directory called "test_dir" mkdir test_dir # Opens new directory cd test_dir # Creates a file "test_file.txt" with text printf 'Hello World!\n' > test_file.txt

This is what I came up with. As far as I can see, when I run this on my linux machine, it seems to work fine. In the shell, I put the command to change the permission to read and execute, I believe it's

chmod 700 script_name

I'm just curious if there is anything I'm taking for granted or if there's something I could be doing that's more straight forward, or am I pretty much on the right track for basic file management with scripting?

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TuxMachines: KDevelop 4.7.1 Released

Linuxinsight - Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:28:04 PM

Hello all!
it’s my pleasure to announce the immediate availability of KDevelop 4.7.1. This release contains many improvements and bug fixes - everyone is urged to upgrade. Distributions should already provide updated packages, otherwise you can download via:
kdevplatform 1.7.1
kdevelop 4.7.1
kdev-python 1.7.1-py3
kdev-python 1.7.1-py2
kdev-php 1.7.1
kdev-php-docs 1.7.1
Thanks to all contributors, users and bug reporters for making this release possible!

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TuxMachines: HandBrake Video Transcoder Gets a Grip on Linux

Linuxinsight - Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:25:05 PM

HandBrake's Linux version is not perfect. But it is getting there. The audio and subtitle controls now support default behaviors, which you can store in presets. This simplifies the workflow for many batch encoding scenarios. Two other nice refinements are the improvements to the Auto-Naming feature and the ability to batch add to queue by list selection.

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TuxMachines: Replicant As A Truly Free, Blob-Less Android OS Is Still Facing A Huge Uphill Battle

Linuxinsight - Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:24:56 PM

While Replicant OS is promoted by the FSF as a binary-free Android distribution and a truly open alternative to Apple products, the state of Replicant OS in terms of end-user readiness or being as a viable alternative to iOS and Android leaves much to be desired.

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