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  • Install Redis on a CentOS/RHEL/cPanel Server
    Redis is an open-source, networked, in-memory, key-value data store with optional durability. It is written in ANSI C. It’s a “NoSQL” key-value data store. More precisely, it is a data structure server. To install Redis as daemon on a CentOS/RH…
    - 40 days ago 11 Oct 17, 4:40pm -
  • sar Results Explained
    Howdy! I won’t be going into a whole lot of detail about sar as this has been documented elsewhere multiple times but basically, SAR stands for System Activity Report and as its name suggests, the sar command is used to collect,report & save CPU, M…
    - 8 Jun 17, 1:57pm -
  • What is the Apache Scoreboard?
    As a request comes in, it is denoted in the scoreboard. The scoreboard itself is basically a way to keep track of each incoming, waiting, and completing connections. These connections are broken down into the following types: “_” Waiting for Conn…
    - 6 Jun 17, 8:24pm -
  • cpanel perms issue with SSH login
    Recently I came upon an issue on a cPanel server with suPHP as the handler in that, when the cPanel user SSH’s into the server (or connects via sFTP) any file or directory created will have incorrect permissions. Files: 664 Directories 775   I fou…
    - 7 Dec 16, 5:16pm -
  • CSF, Spamhaus Network Connectivity Issues
    Hi! Do you have a client who says that they cannot access their sites/server and insists it’s a network issue, but their IP addresses does not seem to be blocked by csf.deny and their sites are not loading in several parts of the world with a site…
    - 31 Oct 16, 11:31am -
  • cPanel PoF Notification errors / emails
    Hi all,   I have been noticing quite a few issues relating to the cPanel p0f service crashing and sending e-mail notices to customers. This appears to be related to a recent cPanel update based on early reports. Fortunately, the fix is quite simple…
    - 18 Sep 16, 10:13am -
  • New WHM Tweak Settings – Regarding MySQL
    I recently found a specific explanation for why I keep seeing mysql settings being off in my.cnf and causing load issues. Recent changes in WHM have added an option to Tweak settings that will allow WHM to determine the “best” settings value. So…
    - 16 Aug 16, 6:54pm -
  • A friend needs help… I normally would not do this here but a friend of mine is in a bad spot, working two job, going to school and needs help. Please check it out and drop a $1.00, $2.00, $5.00 or whatever you can to help. She’s a singl…
    - 11 Aug 16, 9:18pm -
  • Nss Bug
    The Problem: There is an issue on CloudLinux 6.8 and CentOS 6.8 servers with the nss package version numbered 3.21.0-8. In general, if you see either: curl > /dev/null Illegal instruction (core dumped) or rhn_check Illegal instruct…
    - 17 Jun 16, 10:55am -
  • Cpanel – SSL’s hostnames are required to have DNS entries
    tl;dr When cPanel starts up, if it doesn’t have a valid SSL (now valid properly signed SSL) it reissues it’s own SSL, or panics if it cannot. cPanel is now requiring a valid hostname check (similar to Let’s Encrypt) as a part of that check. The…
    - 17 Jun 16, 10:38am -


  • Book review: Mastering Vim Quickly From WTF to OMG in no time
    The vim editor is a free and open source text editor. It is a clone of vi text editor. Vim is extremely popular among the Linux, macOS and Unix-like system users. Vim has many commands. It comes with a pretty extensive built-in manual too. One might…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 17, 10:20am -
  • Command line fun: Insult the user when typing wrong bash command
    You can configure sudo command to insult user when they type the wrong password. Now, it is possible to abuse insult the user when they enter the wrong command at the shell prompt.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 9:02am -
  • How to use a here documents to write data to a file in bash script
    How do I use a heredoc redirection feature (here documents) to write data to a file in my bash shell scripts?
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 12:09pm -
  • How to install man pages on a CentOS Linux 6/7
    I have installed both CentOS Linux version 6.x and 7.x using LXD vm. I am unable to access man pages and getting the following error:    $ man date    bash: man: command not foundHow to install man pages on my CentOS 6/7 VM?
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 9:55am -
  • Download of The Day: Fedora Linux 27
    Fedora Linux version 27.0 has been released ( jump to download ) after many months of constant development and available for download in various media format. Fedora 27 is a free and open source operating system includes various new features such as…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 17, 5:35pm -
  • How to install Firefox 57 Quantum on a Linux
    My Linux distro comes with Firefox ESR. I read Firefox 57 is over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology. How do I installed newly released Firefox version 57 "Quantum" on a…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 17, 2:41pm -
  • Fix Host ‘IP’ is blocked because of many connection errors on MySQL/MariaDB
    I am trying to login to my mysql/mysqld server using the following Unix command:$ mysql -u foo -h -p dbnmameBut greeted with the following error on screen:ERROR 1129 (HY000): Host '' is blocked because of many connection…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 17, 1:22pm -
  • How to record statistics about a Linux machine’s uptime
    Linux/Unix sysadmins have a weird obsession with server uptime. There is a xkcd comic devoted to this subject where a good sysadmin is an unstoppable force that it stands between the forces of darkness and your cat blog's servers.One can tell how lo…
    - 11 days ago 9 Nov 17, 6:43pm -
  • Improve your bash/sh shell script with ShellCheck lint script analysis tool
    ShellCheck is a static analysis tool for shell scripts. One can use it to finds bugs in your shell scripts. It is written in Haskell. You can find warnings and suggestions for bash/sh shell scripts with this tool. Let us see how to install and use Sh…
    - 14 days ago 6 Nov 17, 9:47am -
  • How to get octal file permissions on Linux/Unix command line
    I am a new Linux command line user. How do I find file permissions in octal format such as 0644 from the bash command line running on a Linux or Unix operating systems? How can I get the octal permissions for a file?
    - 15 days ago 5 Nov 17, 5:40pm -


  • How To Flash Android (Flyme) On Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition
    This is a quick guide for how to reflash Fyme OS on Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition. Flyme is based on Android with some redesign along with extras. It doesn't ship with Google apps, but those are easily installable.You can flash Flyme 5.1.12G or 6.1.0G (re…
    - 87 days ago 25 Aug 17, 9:53am -
  • Audacious 3.9 Released With Qt User Interface Enhancements, More [PPA]
    Audacious 3.9 was released recently, bringing much-needed updates to the QT UI, along with various other enhancements.Audacious GTK2 interfaceAudacious is a music player available for Linux and Windows, which ships with an extensive list of plugins,…
    - 90 days ago 22 Aug 17, 10:34am -
  • Nemo 3.4 Without Cinnamon Dependencies Available In PPA For Ubuntu 17.04 And 16.04
    Nemo 3.4 (3.4.7 at the time I'm writing this article) without Cinnamon dependencies and with Unity patches is now available in the WebUpd8 Nemo 3 PPA, for Ubuntu 17.04 and 16.04.While it comes with some Unity patches, this Nemo version should work wi…
    - 11 Aug 17, 1:11pm -
  • YouTube-DL GUI 0.4 Ships With New User Interface, More [PPA]
    After two years since the previous version, a new YouTube-DL GUI (YouTube-DLG) version was made available for download recently. The new 0.4 version ships with a a new user interface, easier format and save path selection and more.YouTube-DL GUI is,…
    - 11 Aug 17, 9:05am -
  • Ambient Noise (ANoise) Player Fixed For Ubuntu 16.04 And Newer
    Ambient Noise, or ANoise is a simple, lightweight application for playing ambient noises, such as waves, rain, fire, and so on, useful to help you stay focused and boost productivity, or fall asleep. The application didn't work in Ubuntu 16.04 and ne…
    - 14 Jun 17, 1:47pm -
  • Tool To Create Bootable Windows USB Stick From Linux `WinUSB` (Fork) Renamed To `WoeUSB`, Sees New Release
    The WinUSB fork we covered a while back was renamed to WoeUSB recently, while also seeing quite a few releases for the past few days.WoeUSB / WinUSB is a tool that can be used to create a bootable Windows installer USB stick from an ISO or DVD. The a…
    - 14 Jun 17, 12:23pm -
  • MATE Dock Applet Sees New Release
    MATE Dock Applet is a MATE panel applet that displays open windows / applications as icons. The latest 0.78 version includes 5 new types of indicators, a new option to add space between dock icons, and more.Among the MATE Dock Applet features are pin…
    - 6 Jun 17, 10:37am -
  • Why Oracle Java 7 And 6 Installers No Longer Work
    Because I've received more than 50 emails about this, I though I'd make a post about it, to clear things up for everybody.While Oracle Java 6 and 7 are not supported for quite a while, they were still available for download on Oracle's website until…
    - 2 Jun 17, 9:42am -
  • Tilix (Previously Terminix) 1.5.8 And Guake 0.8.9 Available In PPA
    Tilix (previously called Terminix) and Guake terminal emulators have had new releases recently, and are both available in PPA for Ubuntu / Linux Mint.Tilix 1.5.8Tilix is a GTK3 terminal emulator. The application allows splitting terminals both horizo…
    - 1 Jun 17, 11:39am -
  • Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Available For Download
    Ubuntu 17.04 has been released.The new version brings updated applications and various under-the-hood improvements, along with bug fixes. As expected, Compiz and Unity have only received minor improvements and bug fixes.On the other hand, Ubuntu 17.0…
    - 13 Apr 17, 5:06pm -


  • Add a new Host and Services to be Monitored by Icinga 2
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a new host to be monitored by Icinga 2 and how the host’s services, such as a web HTTP server, can be monitored by Icinga. I will also show you how to create your own custom Icinga plugin command in orde…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 3:40pm -
  • How to Install Icinga 2 Monitoring Tool on Debian 9.2
    In this guide we will discuss how to install and configure the latest version Icinga 2 web monitoring tool in Debian 9.2 release, in order to monitor all important network infrastructure devices, such as physical or virtual servers or VMs, routers, s…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 3:53pm -
  • Perfect Fluxbox Desktop on Kali Linux
    For my job, I need a portable Linux environment to run tests, so I often find myself using Kali Linux from a low resourced virtual machine, or booted from a flash drive. In this case scenario, having a lightweight desktop is as important as the tools…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 17, 4:54pm -
  • How to Setup Automatic Security Updates on Ubuntu 16.04
    Security updates are an integral part of the IT-world. Linux may be regarded as one of the securest computer operating systems, but that doesn't take away the fact that it too has vulnerabilities that need to be fixed through timely security updates.…
    - 6 days ago 14 Nov 17, 2:32pm -
  • Install WebMail Lite PHP based Webmail Client on Debian 9.1
    In this guide, we’ll show you how to install the latest version of WebMail Lite PHP in Debian 9.1 and show you how to configure the application to fetch e-mails from a popular mail service Yahoo! Mail. The tutorial can be used for your own mail ser…
    - 7 days ago 13 Nov 17, 3:16pm -
  • How to Setup Zammad Ticketing System on Ubuntu 16.04
    Zammad is an open source helpdesk/customer support system written in Ruby. It's a web-based ticketing system with many features, including support to manage customer communication over several channels like Facebook, telegram, chat, and emails. In th…
    - 10 days ago 10 Nov 17, 2:36pm -
  • Install Debian 9 (Stretch) via PXE Network Boot Server
    In this tutorial, we’ll guide you on how to install the latest version of Debian 9 server via a PXE server with internet remote HTTP mirror sources offered by Debian archive mirrors. The DHCP server that we’ll use in this tutorial to setup PXE en…
    - 11 days ago 9 Nov 17, 3:39pm -
  • How to Install VisualEditor for MediaWiki on CentOS 7
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to step-by-step install and configure VisualEditor for latest MediaWiki version 1.30. VisualEditor is a rich-text editor for MediaWiki. It's available as an extension and relies on the Parsoid parser service to b…
    - 12 days ago 8 Nov 17, 1:36pm -
  • How to Install PrestaShop on Debian 9
    In this guide, we’ll show you how to install and configure the latest version of Prestashop on Debian 9.1. Prestashop is a free Open Source e-commerce content management platform written in PHP programming language which is often deployed on Linux…
    - 13 days ago 7 Nov 17, 5:49pm -
  • How to Install Varnish Cache with Apache on CentOS 7
    Varnish is a proxy server focused on HTTP caching. It's designed as an HTTP accelerator and can act as reverse proxy for your web server Apache or Nginx. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure varnish HTTP accelerator as a re…
    - 14 days ago 6 Nov 17, 1:51pm -


  • newtoday's leftovers
    [LabPlot] Improved data fitting in 2.5Until now, the fit parameters could in principle take any values allowed by the fit model, which would lead to a reasonable description of the data. However, sometimes the realistic regions for the parameters a…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 17, 7:11am -
  • newKernel: Linux 4.15 and Intel
    The Big Changes So Far For The Linux 4.15 Kernel - Half Million New Lines Of Code So FarWe are now through week one of two for the merge window of the Linux 4.15 kernel.If you are behind on your Phoronix reading with the many feature recaps provid…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 17, 7:06am -
  • newRed Hat: OpenStack and Financial News
    Red Hat OpenStack platform 12 imminent, paves way for Kubernetes in platform 13Enterprise Linux vendor Red Hat is poised to release its OpenStack Platform 12. It’s the first step in a longer vision to ultimately deploy via Kubernetes. Red Hat re…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 17, 7:04am -
  • newSecurity: Google and Morgan Marquis-Boire
    Google: 25 per cent of black market passwords can access accountsThe researchers used Google's proprietary data to see whether or not stolen passwords could be used to gain access to user accounts, and found that an estimated 25 per cent of the sto…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • newReview: Fedora 27 Workstation
    On the whole there are several things to like about Fedora 27. The operating system was stable during my trial and I like that there are several session options, depending on whether we want to use Wayland or the X display server or even a more tra…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 17, 6:38am -
  • new6 Reasons Why Linux is Better than Windows For Servers
    A server is a computer software or a machine that offers services to other programs or devices, referred to as “clients“. There are different types of servers: web servers, database servers, application servers, cloud computing servers, file ser…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 17, 6:36am -
  • newAndroid Leftovers
    This is the phone Android users should get if they like the iPhone X's design5 productivity tips for Android developersAndroid phones set to follow Apple's lead with 3D sensorsGet the iPhone X's Notch on Your Android Device Using This App…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Nov 17, 1:13am -
  • newToday in Techrights
    PTAB is Safe, the Patent Extremists Just Try to Scandalise It Out of Sheer DesperationUpdate on the EPO’s Crackdown on the Boards of AppealThe Lobbyists Are Trying to Subvert US Law in Favour of Patent PredatorsPatent Trolls Based in East Texas…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 10:58pm -
  • newA soft push for the fairer sex
    International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), an autonomous institution under Government of Kerala and Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE), an NGO promoting free software, have been conducting ‘…
    - 16 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 5:08pm -
  • newThe Linux Kernel Is Still Rectifying The Year 2038 Problem
    The Linux kernel is still working to rectify the Year 2038 problem whereby the time values stored as signed 32-bit integers will wrap around.If you somehow are not familiar with the Year 2038 "Y2038" problem, you can learn more via Wikipedia.The L…
    - 17 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 4:09pm -


  • How to Install Configure LDAP Client for 389 Directory Server
    389 Directory Server is a super fast open source enterprise LDAP Server. In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to install and configure the LDAP client on Linux which will talk to your 389 directory server. Install EPEL On your client machine, make s…
    - 41 days ago 10 Oct 17, 4:00am -
  • 15 mysqlbinlog Command Examples for MySQL Binary Log Files
    In MySQL or MariaDB, anytime you make a change to the database, that particular event is logged. For example, when you create a new table, or update data on an existing table, those events are stored in the binary logs. Binary log is very helpful in…
    - 95 days ago 17 Aug 17, 4:00am -
  • How to View Chrome OS Current version and Force Update Chromebook OS
    One of the important feature in Chromebook is that you don’t need to manually update the Chrome OS. Chrome OS updates the OS in the background on an ongoing basis. This way, you’ll always be running the latest version of the Chrome OS. But, there…
    - 4 Aug 17, 4:00am -
  • 7 Nginx Rewrite Rule Examples with Reg-Ex and Flags
    Ability to change (rewrite) incoming URL into a different URL based on your criteria is an essential feature for any webserver. Nginx rewrite is very powerful and flexible. In this tutorial, we’ll explain the following examples on nginx rewrite: Ng…
    - 2 Aug 17, 4:00am -
  • How to Install LDAP 389 Directory Server On Linux with Detailed Steps
    389 Directory Server is an open source enterprise LDAP Server. This can handle very huge volume of data. One of the huge benefit of 389 LDAP server is that it is lighting fast and process upto handle several thousands of operations per second. This h…
    - 27 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • How to Launch an Amazon AWS EC2 Instance with UserData from CLI
    In Amazon AWS, all the activities that you perform to manipulate your EC2 instances from AWS Console web interface can also be performed from command line using aws cli utilities. The command is aws. You can use the ec2 option in the aws command to m…
    - 26 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • 15 SELinux chcon Command Examples to Change Security Context
    In SELinux, one of the frequent task that you may do is to change the security context of an object. For this, you’ll use chcon command. chcon stands for Change Context. This command is used to change the SELinux security context of a file. This tu…
    - 18 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • C++ Inheritance – Public Vs Private Vs Protected Explained with Example Program
    In C++, the most common type of inheritance is public. The public type of inheritance is used in order to broaden the parent class with some functionalities or some data members. This type of public inheritance is sometimes called the ” is “, as…
    - 13 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • 12 Essential Python For Loop Command Examples
    For loop is an essential aspect of any programming language. In python, for loop is very flexible and powerful. In this tutorial, we’ve explained the following Python for loop examples. Python For Loop for Numbers Python For Loop for Strings Python…
    - 12 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • How to Fix VMWare ESXi Some Other Host Already Uses Address Error
    If you are running VMWare ESXi, after you make certain configuration changes that doesn’t have anything to do with ip-address change, you might get the following error message during the system startup. “Bringing up interface eth0: Error, Some ot…
    - 10 Jul 17, 5:07pm -


iPhone X Review – Pushing Me to Android

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GTX Titan Xp STAR WARS EDITION SLI Test & Classic Unboxing

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EA's Lootbox Gambling in Battlefront 2 - WAN Show November 3, 2017

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Upgrading from the Worst Laptop EVER - ROG Rig Reboot

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  • Installing MySQL 5.7 (Oracle) using APT repository
    I got a task to test and deploy the latest MySQL 5.7 from Oracle on Ubuntu and Debian servers. It turns out with MySQL’s APT repository, this is very trivial. Here is how to get MySQL 5.7 installed on Debian-based systems: 1) Download mysql-apt-con…
    - 14 Apr 16, 9:49am -
  • Install and Configure HAProxy for MySQL Galera Cluster
    In this post, I’m going to cover on how to add load balancer for the MariaDB Galera Cluster. The major steps are: Ensure all Galera nodes are running as a single cluster (all nodes are primary and synced). Install HAproxy (you can install it on se…
    - 17 Sep 15, 7:12am -
  • Various Ways to Determine Public IP on Linux CLI
    Always when you are working a lot with CLI environment, Linux particularly, you would like to know the public IP address especially when you were running on NAT environment. Here is a list of command that you can use to determine the public IP of you…
    - 21 May 15, 1:49pm -
  • MySQL Encryption using SSH and Supervisor
    If MySQL security is one of your concerns, you should use encryption when connecting to the server. Setting up SSL in MySQL is not really straightforward as you have to generate key, certificate and GRANT for specific user with REQUIRE SSL statement.…
    - 19 May 15, 12:53pm -
  • CentOS 7: Installing and Managing MySQL
    Starting from CentOS/RHEL 7, standard MySQL (Oracle) package is no longer available and has been replaced by MariaDB. There will be almost no difference when managing MariaDB since it is basically a drop-in replacement for MySQL. Certainly, MariaDB h…
    - 30 Mar 15, 8:49am -
  • CentOS/Redhat: How to Install MySQL Sandbox
    When you have started to work heavily with MySQL servers, and you need to create, install, configure and destroy MySQL instances, MySQL Sandbox is a great tool to automate those tasks. MySQL Sandbox allows us to deploy a MySQL test environment within…
    - 20 Nov 14, 9:23am -
  • Restoring xbstream Backup Created by Percona Xtrabackup
      Backing up Once Percona Xtrabackup is installed, you can create a full backup with parallel compression as below: $ innobackupex --stream=xbstream --parallel=4 --compress --compress-threads=2 /var/lib/mysql > /root/backup/backup.xbstream Once comp…
    - 13 Nov 14, 3:20pm -
  • MySQL: Calculate Read and Write Ratios in Percentage
    I have been assigned a task to assist a client to get some idea on his database usage in MySQL Cluster before migrating them to Galera cluster. Galera scales well for reads but not for writes. So the first thing you need to do is to calculate the rea…
    - 10 Nov 14, 3:51pm -
  • MySQL: Export Table to Splitted CSV using Stored Procedure
    I have been working with Amazon Redshift lately and I need to export some huge tables (hundred millions of rows) to load them into Redshift cluster. Since Redshift supports parallel bulk loading of data files (CSV, TSV, Json), I took advantage of thi…
    - 23 Oct 14, 4:57pm -
  • Install Puppet on CentOS, Redhat, Ubuntu, Debian
    Lately, I have been spending my time doing research on developing a Puppet module. As you might know, Puppet is an orchestration tool used by many sysadmins to deploy and configure servers without hassle on repeating the same installation commands ov…
    - 13 Oct 14, 12:25am -


  • A look at Arch Linux based Antergos
    So, I’ve mentioned a few times for my love of Arch Linux and Manjaro, but there is another player in the mix that deserves due diligence, and has actually won over my personal use vote as well; Antergos. The main difference between Antergos and Man…
    - 9 days ago 11 Nov 17, 7:21am -
  • 5 Things to do after a fresh install of GNU/Linux
    So, regardless of what distribution being used, there are things that I do after every single install I do, and I thought perhaps I would share some of them with you; perhaps something I do is missing from your setup and you might like to include it!…
    - 16 days ago 4 Nov 17, 5:58am -
  • Linux Mint KDE is out, LMDE 3 is in
    In a blog post written Oct 25, the Linux Mint team has announced that Linux Mint will be ending the KDE flavor after 18.3 is released. “In continuation with what’s been done in the past, Linux Mint 18.3 will feature a KDE edition, but it will be…
    - 24 days ago 27 Oct 17, 4:39am -
  • A look at Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark
    I’m going to preface this review, and say that I liked Ubuntu 17.10 after using it for a few days. However, there were multiple issues with it, that ultimately ruined my experience; however, your mileage my vary. Ubuntu 17.10, code-named Artful Aar…
    - 29 days ago 22 Oct 17, 3:47pm -
  • More useful terminal commands for GNU/Linux
    In a previous article we talked about some simple commands for people to learn to do in a Linux terminal like changing directories, or copying files. Today, I’ll be showing you some more useful things the terminal newbie may or may not know how to…
    - 32 days ago 19 Oct 17, 4:04am -
  • A Look at PyCharm Python IDE for Linux
    Python is one of the most amazing languages one can learn to code. Python is very simple to learn when compared to some other languages out there, but yet, it’s still very powerful, and is one of the most widely used languages for some programs and…
    - 39 days ago 12 Oct 17, 4:02am -
  • Installing Timeshift into Linux Mint 18.2 non-BTRFS
    In a previous article it was stated that the next version of Linux Mint would include a piece of software called Timeshift, a very popular and powerful backup utility. However, currently Timeshift is not included with Linux Mint, and so an article ab…
    - 47 days ago 4 Oct 17, 3:26am -
  • Atari to release new gaming console that runs Linux
    Atari has recently announces that they are coming back into the console market, and are releasing a console dubbed the “AtariBox” and the kicker is; it runs Linux! On Sept. 26, Atari released a new photo of the Ataribox, made of real wood, and I…
    - 50 days ago 1 Oct 17, 5:21am -
  • SUSE Studio Merges Open Build Service to create SUSE Studio Express
    If you’ve never heard of SUSE Studio, it’s a service offered by SUSE that allows users to create their own respins of their GNU/Linux Operating System; OBS, is a tool designed for easing package distribution. Both tools use the same engine, and s…
    - 51 days ago 30 Sep 17, 7:04am -
  • Ubuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 release
    Unsurprisingly, Ubuntu has planned to follow the same path that other major distributions have, and drop 32bit ISO images for upcoming releases. Dimitri John Ledkov from Canonical, sent out a message through their mailing list to the release team, in…
    - 52 days ago 29 Sep 17, 9:00am -


  • Another set of stable kernel updates
    The latest stable kernel updates are4.13.14,4.9.63,4.4.99, and3.18.82.Each contains the usual set of important fixes and updates.
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 17, 3:03pm -
  • [$] 4.15 Merge window part 1
    When he released 4.14, Linus Torvaldswarned that the 4.15 merge window might be shorter than usual due to the USThanksgiving holiday. Subsystem maintainers would appear to have heardhim; as of this writing, over 8,800 non-merge changesets have be…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 4:07pm -
  • Security updates for Friday
    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (couchdb), Debian (opensaml2 and shibboleth-sp2), Fedora (knot and knot-resolver), openSUSE (firefox), Slackware (libplist and mozilla), and Ubuntu (firefox and ipsec-tools).
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 3:57pm -
  • Introducing container-diff, a tool for quickly comparing container images (Google Open Source Blog)
    Google has announced that it has released its container-diff tool under the Apache v2 license. "container-diff helps users investigate image changes by computing semantic diffs between images. What this means is that container-diff figures out on a…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 12:03am -
  • [$] SPDX identifiers in the kernel
    Observers of the kernel's commit stream or mailing lists will have seen acertain amount of traffic referring to the addition of SPDX licenseidentifiers to kernel source files. For many, this may be their first encounter with SPDX. Butthe SPDX e…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 5:28pm -
  • Security updates for Thursday
    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (firefox, flashplugin, lib32-flashplugin, and mediawiki), CentOS (kernel and php), Debian (firefox-esr, jackson-databind, and mediawiki), Fedora (apr, apr-util, chromium, compat-openssl10, firefox, ghos…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 2:55pm -
  • [$] Weekly Edition for November 16, 2017
    The Weekly Edition for November 16, 2017 is available.
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 1:37am -
  • NumPy will drop Python 2 support
    The NumPy project is phasingout support for Python 2. "The Python core team plans to stopsupporting Python 2 in 2020. The NumPy project has supported both Python 2and Python 3 in parallel since 2010, and has found that supporting Python 2is an i…
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  • [$] SciPy reaches 1.0
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  • Stable kernel updates
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  • Bad Hands Hiatus
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  • Macmoji
    Macmoji: A text substitutions .plist for OS X that lets you quickly type emoji using Slack-style commands in any application.E.g., if you type :fried_shrimp:, the text is replaced with 🍤.
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  • riko
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  • An easy to use [web-based] editor for crontab schedules.With an at-a-glance guide to cron’s syntax, and a plain English explanation of when and how often your cron job will run.
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    reminders-cli: A simple CLI for interacting with OS X reminders.
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  • Kgif
    Kgif: Kgif lets you capture what’s going on in the active window on your Linux desktop, and render it as an animated GIF.
    - 15 Jul 16, 12:00pm -
  • bug.n
    bug.n: bug.n is a tiling window manager add-on for the Explorer shell of Microsoft Windows. What it can do Provide layouts for resizing and moving windows, utilizing all available screen estate and customizable to your specific needs and…
    - 14 Jul 16, 4:00pm -
  • emoj
    emoj: Find relevant emoji from text on the command-line.
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  • Git Time Metrics
    Git Time Metrics: Git Time Metrics (GTM) is a tool to automatically track time spent reading and working on code that you store in a Git repository. By installing GTM and using supported plug-ins for your favorite editors, you can immediately real…
    - 13 Jul 16, 4:00pm -
  • Inky
    Inky: Inky is a editor for ink, [a] markup language for writing interactive narrative in games.With syntax highlighting, as-you-type error detection and a playable preview pane, so you can test your interactive fiction while you write it.
    - 13 Jul 16, 2:00pm -


  • Hide the name of a process listed in the `ps` output
    $ exec -a "$(ps -fea | awk '{print $8}'| sort -R | head -n1)" your_command -sw1 -sw2Hides the process "your_command" from showing with ps, displaying some other random process name already running for a better camouflage.View this command to commen…
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 17, 4:36am -
  • To rotate all PDF pages clockwise:
    $ pdftk in.pdf cat 1-endeast output out.pdfView this command to comment, vote or add to favourites View all commands by fabioDiff your entire server config at
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 2:38pm -
  • ffmpeg m3u8 facebook live
    $ ffmpeg -re -i "index.m3u8" -acodec libmp3lame -ar 44100 -b:a 128k -pix_fmt yuv420p -profile:v baseline -s 426x240 -bufsize 6000k -vb 400k -maxrate 1500k -deinterlace -vcodec libx264 -preset veryfast -g 30 -r 30 -f flv "rtmp://…
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  • ffmpeg facebook
    $ ffmpeg -re -y -i mm.mp4 -b:a 128k -vcodec libx264 -pix_fmt yuv420p -vf scale=640:480 -r 30 -g 60 -f flv "rtmp://"ffmpeg mp4 to facebook live steamView this command to comment, vote or add to favourites…
    - 22 days ago 29 Oct 17, 2:10am -
  • Add Rudimentary Logging Levels According to STDOUT/STDERR
    $ [command] 2> >(fb=$(dd bs=1 count=1 2>/dev/null | od -t o1 -A n); [ "$fb" ] && err=$(printf "\\${fb# }"; cat) && echo "ERROR - $err")This is a bit of a bash hack to catch STDERR and append a log level to it.So for example, if your script has pseu…
    - 34 days ago 16 Oct 17, 10:22pm -
  • Visual system load display
    $ while [ true ]; do cat /proc/loadavg | perl -ne 'm/(^[^ ]+)/; $L = $1; print "*" x $L; print " $L\n";' ; sleep 6; doneIt takes the first value of /prov/loadavg to print that many stars followed by the value.View this command to comment, vote or…
    - 38 days ago 13 Oct 17, 6:47am -
  • Shows the online version of docker's man related a command
    $ dockpage() { lynx -width=180 --dump$1/ | sed -n '/^Usage/,/On this page/{/On this page/b;p}'; }Docker's local man pages are (often) half of what you have online, so I wanted that as local…
    - 62 days ago 18 Sep 17, 11:53pm -
  • Shows only ContainerID, Image, Status and names of running containers.
    $ alias dockps='docker ps --format "table {{.ID}}\t{{.Image}}\t{{.Status}}\t{{.Names}}"'Usefull, for example, when many ports are exposed and the docker ps output looks cluttered.View this command to comment, vote or add to favourites View all…
    - 62 days ago 18 Sep 17, 11:46pm -
  • Disable password expiration and clear password history for VMware vcenter appliance
    $ chage -M -1 root; echo "" > /etc/security/opasswdDisable password expiration and clear password history for VMware vcenter applianceView this command to comment, vote or add to favourites View all commands by tsenerDiff your entire server…
    - 30 Jul 17, 9:26pm -
  • Linux socket-to-socket tunnel (MySQL example)
    $ socat "UNIX-LISTEN:/tmp/mysqld.temp.sock,reuseaddr,fork" EXEC:"ssh [email protected] socat STDIO UNIX-CONNECT\:/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock"Won't work with password login. You must add your RSA key to the server's authorizedkeys file, or ch…
    - 27 Jul 17, 11:32am -


Debian Linux 9 "Stretch" Installation Tutorial with Gnome/Mate/Plasma/Cinnamon Desktop Quick Preview

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OpenBSD v5.5 to 5.6 Upgrade Demo

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Linux/Unix Terminal Fun - Animated Bunny

- 15 Sep 14, 1:21pm -
Final Term Terminal Emulator Demo For Linux

- 30 Jul 14, 10:16am -
Linux Install IPTraf IP Network Monitoring Software

- 21 Jul 14, 12:46pm -


  • What is new in Ubuntu desktop 17.10
    Sponsored Link These release notes for Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) provide an overview of the release and document the known issues with Ubuntu 17.10 and its flavors. (...)Read the rest of What is new in Ubuntu desktop 17.10 (411 words) © ruchi f…
    - 31 days ago 20 Oct 17, 2:24pm -
  • Upgrade Ubuntu 17.04 to Ubuntu 17.10 (Desktop/Server)
    Codenamed "Artful Aardvark", Ubuntu 17.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technology into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. As always, the team has been hard at work through this cyc…
    - 31 days ago 20 Oct 17, 2:18pm -
  • Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Released and Download links Included
    Codenamed "Artful Aardvark", Ubuntu 17.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technology into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. As always, the team has been hard at work through this cyc…
    - 31 days ago 20 Oct 17, 1:50pm -
  • Linux Networking Cookbook ($17 Value) FREE For a Limited Time
    Move beyond the basics of how a Linux machine works and gain a better understanding of Linux networks and their configuration. This is a hands-on solution guide to building, maintaining, and securing a network using Linux. (...)Read the rest of Linux…
    - 60 days ago 21 Sep 17, 11:52am -
  • Install Munin (Monitoring Tool) on Ubuntu 17.04 (zesty zapus) Server
    Munin the monitoring tool surveys all your computers and remembers what it saw. It presents all the information in graphs through a web interface. Its emphasis is on plug and play capabilities. After completing a installation a high number of monitor…
    - 60 days ago 21 Sep 17, 11:45am -
  • Install Freeradius on ubuntu 17.04 Server and manage using daloradius (Freeradius web management application)
    RADIUS, which stands for “Remote Authentication Dial In User Service”, is a network protocol -- a system that defines rules and conventions for communication between network devices -- for remote user authentication and accounting. Commonly used…
    - 4 Aug 17, 1:46pm -
  • Install AWFFull web server log analysis application on ubuntu 17.04
    AWFFull is a web server log analysis program based on "The Webalizer".AWFFull produces usage statistics in HTML format for viewing with a browser. The results are presented in both columnar and graphical format, which facilitates interpretation. Year…
    - 7 Jul 17, 8:38am -
  • Install and monitor services using Monit on ubuntu 17.04 Server
    Monit is a utility for managing and monitoring, processes, files, directories and devices on a UNIX system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations. (...)Read the rest of Install a…
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  • Step By Step Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) LAMP Server Setup
    In around 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Server Edition, you can have a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.The LAM…
    - 1 Jun 17, 3:11pm -
  • Upgrading Ubuntu 16.10 to Ubuntu 17.04 Desktop/Server
    Codenamed “Zesty Zapus”, Ubuntu 17.04 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, int…
    - 2 May 17, 12:02pm -



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  • newLombok's Extension Methods
    Let's talk about another excellent Lombok feature — @ExtensionMethod. An extension method is a feature of object-oriented-programming languages that allows methods defined outside of a class to be used with objects of that class (using the '.' oper…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 17, 8:01am -
  • newDistributed Deep Learning With Keras on Apache Spark
    Deep learning has been shown to produce highly effective machine learning models in a diverse group of fields. Some of the most interesting are pharmaceutical drug discovery, detection of illegal fishing cargo, mapping dark matter, tracking deforesta…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 17, 6:01am -
  • newChoosing the Right Devices for Mobile Device Testing - Updated for Q3 2017
    Since the end of Q1/2017, there have been interesting changes in the most popular devices, measured by the mobile web traffic, which is the most useful method to get a grasp on what devices the wider audience uses.Top Devices - GloballyOut of 28 co…
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  • newHow DevOps Adoption Is Changing
    To gather insights on the state of DevOps, we spoke with 22 executives at 19 companies implementing DevOps for themselves and helping clients to implement a DevOps methodology. We asked, "How has DevOps changed since you began using the methodol…
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  • new10 Steps to Cloud Happiness (Step 3): Adding Cloud Ops
    Every journey starts at the beginning, and this journey's no exception. As previously presented in the introduction to this series of articles, you'll be taken through the 10 steps to your cloud happiness.
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  • newThe Modern, Agile, Innovative Enterprise Startup
    Reinvent The Way You Work! "One of the reasons it’s hard to build new things at larger companies is because people don’t have the mental model of 'my job is to actually learn new things.' A lot of the mental model is you get really good at do…
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  • newRavenDB 4.0 Release Candidate 2 Is Out
    It has been two months since the first release candidate of RavenDB 4.0, and the team has been hard at work. Looking at the issues resolved in that time frame, there are over 500 of them, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.RavenDB 4.0 RC2 i…
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  • newWebinar Recap: Put Data at the Center of Your Enterprise Integration Strategy
    Earlier this month, our Head of Product Marketing, Ross Garrett, led a webinar, Put Data at the Center of Your Enterprise Integration Strategy. He discusses some of the challenges with the current state of enterprise integration, creating a scale-fr…
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  • newDeveloping Effective UI/UX Designs
    I wanted to get some expert advice, so I turned to our head of development, Tahir Malik, and asked him about UI/UX. Here’s how my conversation went.Q. What’s going on in the development world – what can improve?
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  • newMutual Authentication [Two-Way-SSL] Explained Using Mule Anypoint Platform
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  • newProjects of the Week, November 20, 2017
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of dotOS dotOS is an Android Rom which focuses on performance and stability. Our aim is to enable a user to extract as much juice as possible and get the mos…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Nov 17, 5:05am -
  • Top 5 Systems Administration Software of the Week
    This blog series features the top-performing projects on SourceForge under specific categories. This week, we feature the top 5 Systems Administration Software of the Week available on SourceForge. Systems administration is a key role in most, if not…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 5:27am -
  • Today in Tech – 1971
    On this day in 1971 the first advertisement for the Intel 4004 appears on the journal Electronic News. The 4004 was Intel’s first commercially available microprocessor, designed by Federico Faggin, Ted Hoff, Stan Mazor, and Masatoshi Shima. It was…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 17, 5:07am -
  • Projects of the Week, November 13, 2017
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of 4MLinux 4MLinux is a miniature Linux distribution focusing on four capabilities: maintenance (by using it as a system rescue live CD), multimedia (for exa…
    - 7 days ago 13 Nov 17, 5:14am -
  • One Vital Aspect to Growing a Contributor Base
    What keeps contributors actively participating in your project and sticking with it? There are a number of different answers to this question, but probably one of the most important but rarely discussed would be speed. Speed is quite influential when…
    - 10 days ago 10 Nov 17, 5:23am -
  • Today in Tech – 1923
    On this day in 1923 the co-inventor of the integrated circuit, Jack Kilby was born. Kilby was born in Missouri and grew up in Great Bend, Kansas. He received his degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and his master of scien…
    - 12 days ago 8 Nov 17, 5:24am -
  • Projects of the Week, November 6, 2017
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of Clonezilla Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image®. It saves and restores only used blocks in hard drive. Two t…
    - 14 days ago 6 Nov 17, 5:21am -
  • November 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – Manjaro Linux
    For our November “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected Manjaro Linux, a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system. Recently we caught up with developer Philip Müller as he shared some th…
    - 17 days ago 3 Nov 17, 4:23am -
  • November 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – Pandora FMS
    For our November “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected Pandora FMS, an enterprise-ready monitoring solution. Pandora FMS provides unparalleled flexibility for IT to address both immediate and unforeseen operational issues…
    - 19 days ago 1 Nov 17, 4:12am -
  • Today in Tech – 2005
    On this day in 2005 the Tokyo Stock Exchange experienced its worst software glitch in its history. Problems started from the time the market opened at 9 AM, and delayed the official start of trading until 1:30 PM. This gave the exchange only 90 minut…
    - 19 days ago 1 Nov 17, 4:12am -


  • Voice of the Masses: Can Free Software do good design?
    Simple question for our next podcast: Do you think Free Software projects are capable of implementing good design?
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 6:13pm -
  • Podcast Season 5 Episode 17
    In this episode: Lots of news and lots of Finds, plus some chat about a new film by Denis Villeneuve.
    - 32 days ago 19 Oct 17, 11:34am -
  • Podcast Season 5 Episode 16
    In this episode: Lots of retro gaming, ace news, even more Finds, a Neuron and Voice of the Masses.
    - 53 days ago 28 Sep 17, 11:27am -
  • Voice of the Masses: What’s your “Getting Things Done” tip?
    In the last podcast, we talked about Emacs’ famous Org mode, an insanely powerful tool for doing, well, pretty much everything. Check out the comments for more feedback from listeners about why Org mode rules. For our next podcast, we want to hear…
    - 56 days ago 25 Sep 17, 9:17am -
  • Podcast Season 5 Episode 15
    We've got some lovely news, lots of epic finds from IRC and Voices from the Masses, all with a smidgen tension.
    - 74 days ago 7 Sep 17, 11:45am -
  • Voice of the Masses: Why is the Linux market share growing?
    According to, Linux has just jumped over the 3% mark. To non-Linux users that may sound like a teensy amount, but for those of us who’ve seen Linux hovering around the 2% mark for many years, this is significant news. But what’…
    - 77 days ago 4 Sep 17, 8:24am -
  • Podcast Season 5 Episode 14
    In this episode: We stay positive almost entirely through the news section, but sadly not through Finds and VotM.
    - 95 days ago 17 Aug 17, 11:52am -
  • Voice of the Masses: What do you think of Mozilla’s “Information Trust Initiative”?
    The Mozilla Foundation has its fingers in many pies. Its latest project is the Mozilla Information Trust Initiative, “a comprehensive effort to keep the Internet credible and healthy”. From the site: “Mozilla is developing products, research, a…
    - 98 days ago 14 Aug 17, 7:51am -
  • Podcast Season 5 Episode 13
    In this episode: We've got lots of summer-styled news, Finds and an ace Voice of the Masses.
    - 3 Aug 17, 5:05pm -
  • Voice of the Masses: What was your biggest Linux mistake?
    Ever typed rm -rf / on a production server? Or extracted a tarball in the wrong place and overwritten some critical files? For our next podcast recording, we want to hear about your biggest Linux mistakes. It could be a dodgy command that you entered…
    - 31 Jul 17, 8:44am -


  • Nano 2.9.0
    GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, goto line number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab comp…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 17, 1:57pm -
  • RazorSQL 7.3.14
    RazorSQL is a SQL database query tool, SQL editor, database browser, and administration tool with support for all major databases and built in connection capabilities for DB2, Derby, Firebird, FrontBase, HSQLDB, Informix, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL,…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 2:03pm -
  • Kdenlive 17.08.3
    Kdenlive is a non-linear video editor for GNU/Linux, which supports DV, HDV and AVCHD(not complete yet) editing.Kdenlive relies on several other open source projects like FFmpeg and the MLT video framework. It was designed to answer all needs, from…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 2:03pm -
  • BusyBox 1.27.2
    BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable. It provides replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in GNU fileutils, shellutils, etc.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 2:02pm -
  • Linux Kernel 4 4.13.13
    Linux is a clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 17, 2:02pm -
  • WordPress 4.9
    WordPress lets you easily create a simple web page or a more complex website. This is usually the primary tool used by those who want to start publishing on the internet. But WordPress is also used by important publishers as well as professional…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 1:01pm -
  • Drupal 8.4.2
    Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 1:01pm -
  • Samba 4.7.2
    Samba is an open source software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba provides a complete replacement for Windows NT, Warp, NFS or Netware servers.
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 17, 1:29pm -
  • Duplicity 0.7.15
    Duplicity is an incremental backup tool that backs up files and directories by encrypting tar format volumes with GnuPG and uploading them to a file server. It supports local, ssh/scp, and ftp back-ends. Because it uses librsync, archives only record…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 17, 1:29pm -
  • Avidemux 2.7.0
    Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue…
    - 6 days ago 14 Nov 17, 12:30pm -


  • The future of
    Oracle’s purchase of Sun Microsystems has been the cause of some uncertainty and concern for the open source projects and initiatives that Sun were previously responsible for. Oracle are not known for being particularly welcoming or supportive of…
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  • Blender’s Durian Open Movie Project Premieres “Sintel”
    Yesterday, the Durian Open Movie Project premiered Sintel, a short animation film produced independently by the Blender Foundation and licensed under a Creative Commons licence.What makes this film (and previous Blender films, Big Buck Bunny and El…
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  • Quick Reference — Converting Images with ImageMagick
    While you might associate working with images with big graphical programs like GIMP or Photoshop, ImageMagick is an entirely different animal. It is a suite of command-line programs for converting and manipulating images.But why would you use a com…
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  • Getting to Grips with GRUB 2
    For a long time, the Grand Unified Bootloader, or GRUB, has been the standard way of getting a PC to boot into your Linux, or other Unix operating system. The flexibility offered by GRUB makes it easy to dual boot, triple boot… well, actually, d…
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  • Roundup: Text Based Text Editors
    For some reason, text editors are something that us Unix geeks get very passionate about. Whether it’s an argument over which editor is better, or just professing our love for our favourite keyboard shortcuts, it’s an emotive issue.You migh…
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  • Open Video on the Web: Where Are We Now?
    Back in January 2009, I wrote a post on opening video on the web. At the time, the Mozilla Foundation had just invested $100,000 in the Wikimedia Foundation to use Theora for videos on their sites.In the last year and a half, the situation with…
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  • WattOS — a lightweight, low-power Linux
    A lightweight Linux distribution often seems to require making sacrifices — using a UI which many users would find unfamiliar and using software which is heavily cut down in functionality.WattOS is a really interesting lightweight Linux distr…
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  • Ohio LinuxFest is ready for 40 Years
    Ohio LinuxFest is definitely one of my favorite Linux and open-source conferences. If you’ve never been to a Linux conference, now is a great time to begin. If you have, it’s also a great time to experience this conference.The main reason y…
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  • The File Menu
    This.The File menu has been around since the dawn of user interfaces. But do you know what? It has overstayed its welcome. The File menu has been abused in far too many applications.A File menu should deal with files. That’s it. Open a fil…
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  • OpenShot — Video Editing Made Simple
    Desktop Linux isn’t necessarily the first platform you’d think of going to for video editing. Despite that, there are several great projects that offer video editing functionality; things like PiTiVi, Cinelerra and Kino to name just a few.Jona…
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  • new10-Year-Old Boy Cracks the Face ID On Both Parents' IPhone X
    An anonymous reader writes: A 10-year-old boy discovered he could unlock his father's phone just by looking at it. And his mother's phone too. Both parents had just purchased a new $999 iPhone X, and apparently its Face ID couldn't tell his face from…
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  • newUpsurge in Big Earthquakes Predicted for 2018
    hcs_$reboot writes:"Scientists say the number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth's rotation," reports the Guardian. "They believe variations in the speed of Earth's rotation could trigger…
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  • newNet Neutrality is Essentially Unassailable, Argues Billionaire Barry Diller
    An anonymous reader quotes Yahoo Finance:The billionaire media mogul behind such popular sites as Expedia, and HomeAdvisor has a one-word forecast for traditional media conglomerates concerned about being replaced by tech giants: serfdom.…
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  • newFirst Ever Anti-Aging Gene Discovered In a Secluded Amish Community
    "This is one of the first clear-cut genetic mutations in human beings that acts upon aging and aging-related disease," Dr. Douglas Vaughan, a medical researcher at Northwestern University, told Newsweek. schwit1 quotes Science Alert:As far as we kno…
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  • newWhat They Don't Tell You About Climate Change
    Countries are scrambling to limit the rise in the earth's temperature to just two degrees by the end of this century. But Slashdot reader dryriver shares an article titled "What They Don't Tell You About Climate Change."No, it is not that Climate Ch…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 11:34pm -
  • newBitcoin Prices Surge 26% in November, Pass $8000
    Bitcoin's value has increased more than 26% in less than three weeks, writes Bloomberg. An anonymous reader quotes their report: Bitcoin topped $8,000 for the first time, as investors set aside technology concerns that had derailed its advance earl…
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  • newSix Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Its Reactors' Melted Uranium Fuel
    An anonymous reader quotes Gizmodo:Earlier this year, remotely piloted robots transmitted what officials believe was a direct view of melted radioactive fuel inside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant's destroyed reactors [YouTube] -- a major disc…
    - 12 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 9:34pm -
  • newFirefox vs Chrome: Speed and Memory
    Mashable aleady reported Firefox Quantum performs better than Chrome on web applications (based on BrowserBench's JetStream tests), but that Chrome performed better on other benchmarks. Now Laptop Mag has run more tests, agreeing that Firefox perform…
    - 13 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 8:32pm -
  • newIn Defense of Project Management For Software Teams
    mikeatTB writes: Many Slashdotters weighed in on Steven A. Lowe's post, "Is Project Management Killing Good Products, Teams and Software?", where he slammed project management and called for product-centrism. Many commenters pushed back, but one PM,…
    - 14 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 7:31pm -
  • newCringely: Amazon Is Starting To Act Like 'Bad Microsoft'
    An anonymous reader quotes last column was about the recent tipping point signifying that cloud computing is guaranteed to replace personal computing over the next three years. This column is about the slugfest to determine what comp…
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  • newDistroWatch Weekly, Issue 739
    This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 27 WorkstationNews: Ubuntu running on Samsung phones, Red Hat unveils RHEL for ARM, Parabola continues to provide 32-bit packagesQuestions and answers: Cross-distro software portsReleased last week: Fed…
    - 9 hours ago 20 Nov 17, 12:01am -
  • newDistribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.7
    SparkyLinux is a Debian-based distribution which features many editions and different development branches. SparkyLinux's Stable series has received a minor update which brings the installation media up to date with upstream Debian software repositor…
    - 15 hours ago 19 Nov 17, 6:01pm -
  • Distribution Release: Raspberry Digital Signage 10.0
    Raspberry Digital Signage (RDS) is an operating system designed for digital signage installations on the Raspberry Pi. It displays a full-screen browser view restricted to a specified (web) resource. The project has released a new version, Raspberry…
    - 2 days ago 17 Nov 17, 11:14pm -
  • BSD Release: GhostBSD 11.1
    GhostBSD is an easy to use, FreeBSD-based desktop operating system. The project has released GhostBSD 11.1 which is available in MATE and Xfce flavours. The new version features easy ZFS configuration the Whisker Menu for the Xfce edition, keyboard l…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 6:13pm -
  • Distribution Release: Slax 9.2.1
    Following a long absence, the Slax project has returned and the new version, Slax 9.2.1, features several significant changes. Slax no longer uses Slackware as its base, the project is now built using Debian packages. With this migration to Debian, S…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 17, 3:09pm -
  • Distribution Release: KaOS 2017.11
    KaOS, a rolling KDE/Qt-centric Linux distribution, has been updated to version 2017.11. Besides the very latest Plasma Desktop (version 5.11.3), the new release also introduces Elisa as the default music player: "KaOS is pleased to announce the 2017.…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 17, 2:07pm -
  • Distribution Release: Tails 3.3
    The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The Tails project has released a new update, Tails 3.3. The new version features reduced bandwidth usage via…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 17, 1:03am -
  • Development Release: Linux Mint 18.3 Beta
    The Linux Mint team has announced the availability of a new development snapshot for Linux Mint. The new testing snapshot, Linux Mint 18.3 Beta, features several overhauled applications. The software manager and backup utilities in particular have be…
    - 6 days ago 14 Nov 17, 6:49pm -
  • Distribution Release: Fedora 27
    The Fedora team has announced the release of a new version of their cutting edge Linux distribution. The new version, Fedora 27, ships with GNOME 3.26 which features a new settings panel and a more comprehensive search page. The Boxes virtual machine…
    - 6 days ago 14 Nov 17, 2:40pm -
  • Distribution Release: VyOS 1.1.8
    Daniil Baturin has announced the release of VyOS 1.1.8, an updated version of the Debian-based distribution for firewalls and routers born in 2013 from the ashes of the discontinued Vyatta project: "VyOS 1.1.8 is now available for download. It breaks…
    - 6 days ago 13 Nov 17, 11:40pm -