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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…
    - 61 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 -



  • 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…
    - 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,…
    - 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 -


  • newHow to Upgrade Kernel on CentOS 7
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to upgrade CentOS 7 kernel to the latest version, and we will be using the kernel from ELRepo repository. CentOS 7 is using 3.10 as the default kernel version. And in this guide, we will install the latest stable…
    - 12 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 2:21pm -
  • How to Install and Configure Askbot on Ubuntu 16.04
    In this tutorial, we will show you how to step-by-step install Askbot Django App using uWSGI and Nginx Web server, and we will be using Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus as our main operating system. Askbot is an open source software for creating Q&A forum b…
    - 4 days ago 7 Dec 17, 4:21pm -
  • How to install and use SoftHSM on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    SoftHSM is basically an implementation of a cryptographic store accessible through a PKCS #11 interface. The PKCS#11 interface is used to communicate or access the cryptographic devices such as HSM (Hardware Security Modules) and smart cards. The pri…
    - 6 days ago 5 Dec 17, 4:32pm -
  • How to Write a Custom Nagios Check Plugin
    Even though Nagios Exchange has thousands of available plugins to freely download, sometimes the status needed to be checked is very specific for your scenario.
    - 11 days ago 30 Nov 17, 2:38pm -
  • How to Install Grafana on Linux Servers
    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Grafana on Linux servers (Ubuntu 16.04 and CentOS 7). Grafana is an open source data visualization and monitoring suite. It offers support for Graphite, Elasticsearch, Included, Promethe…
    - 13 days ago 29 Nov 17, 11:33am -
  • How to Install Apache CouchDB on CentOS 7
    In this tutorial, we will discuss step-by-step installation and configuration of Apache CouchDB on a CentOS 7 server. Apache CouchDB is an open source NoSQL database software that's focused on scalable architecture. CouchDB was released in 2005, and…
    - 14 days ago 27 Nov 17, 7:32pm -
  • 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 25 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…
    - 26 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.…
    - 27 days ago 14 Nov 17, 2:32pm -


  • newSecurity: NSA, Microsoft Debacles, and FOSS Updates
    Script Recovers Event Logs Doctored by NSA Hacking ToolSecurity researchers have found a way to reverse the effects of an NSA hacking utility that deletes event logs from compromised machines.Last week, Fox-IT published a Python script that recove…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 10:48pm -
  • newOSS Leftovers
    What is a blockchain smart contract?Now, in a blockchain, the important thing is that once the state has changed, you then ensure it's recorded on the blockchain so that it's public and nobody can change or challenge it. But there are other uses fo…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 10:46pm -
  • newKDE: Randa Meetings and KDE Edu Sprint 2017
    Looking Back at Randa Meetings 2017: Accessibility for EveryoneRanda Meetings are a yearly collection of KDE Community contributor sprints that take place in Randa, Switzerland. With origins dating back to a Plasma meeting in 2009, Randa is one of…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 10:45pm -
  • newProgramming/Development: fwupd, LLVM and More
    CSR devices now supported in fwupdThe BlueCore CSR chips are used everywhere. If you have a “wireless” speaker or headphones that uses Bluetooth there is a high probability that it’s using a CSR chip inside. This makes the addition of CSR sup…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 10:43pm -
  • newSoftware: Darktable, VLC, Mesa, Audacity, Toplip, GNUstep
    Darktable 2.4-RC1 Rolls Out With Windows Support, OpenCL ImprovementsThe open-source Darktable RAW photography software that's long been available for Linux and macOS has finally been ported to Microsoft Windows. But fortunately that's not all to…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 10:42pm -
  • newtoday's howtos
    How to Upgrade Kernel on CentOS 7How To Download Faster In Google Chrome Using IDM-Like Parallel Downloading?SQLMAP-Detecting and Exploiting SQL Injection- A Detailed ExplanationLearning GREP command with examplesHow to use WeKan to mana…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 10:40pm -
  • newFedora and Red Hat News
    Bodhi 3.1.0 released My week #49 in FedoraLooking Mainly At Fundamentals: QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)Workday, Inc. (WDAY) vs. Red Hat, Inc. (RHT): Is One a Better Investment Than the Other?Institutional Ownership And…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 10:39pm -
  • newGames: The Last Wind Monk, Haque, Super Night Riders, Bad Pad
    The Inner World - The Last Wind Monk, a colourful and amusing adventure game available on LinuxOne I missed from October is The Inner World - The Last Wind Monk [GOG, Steam], a colourful adventure game that release with same-day Linux support.Ha…
    - 5 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 9:47pm -
  • newIs PowerTop / TLP Still Useful To Save Power On Linux Laptops?
    This system was running Ubuntu 17.10 and the configurations tested included:- Ubuntu 17.10 in a "stock" or "out of the box" experience when using its Linux 4.13 kernel, GNOME Shell 3.26.1 with Wayland, and Mesa 17.2.2 atop an EXT4 file-system.- Up…
    - 5 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 9:46pm -
  • newLinux 4.15 I/O Scheduler Tests: BFQ, CFQ, Kyber
    With some BFQ performance fixes included as part of Linux 4.15 along with other I/O scheduler work and block improvements for this latest Linux kernel series, here are some fresh benchmarks of the different I/O scheduler options using the Linux 4.15…
    - 5 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 9:33pm -


  • 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…
    - 63 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…
    - 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 -


Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone 8+ vs Note8 vs LG V30 - Smartphone Camera Showdown

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EVE V Tablet - Crowdsourced Surface Competitor

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Handy Tech Under $100 – Old is New Again

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Disappointed in AMD - WAN Show Dec. 8 2017

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Affordable Smartwatches that Don't Suck? - Ticwatch S & E Showcase

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Cooling an 18-Core CPU with NO FANS!? - Case Made of Radiators

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You Need a Barb | Coder Radio 287

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Linux Action News 31

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The Uncrustables | User Error 38

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Collateral User Damage | Coder Radio 286

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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 -


  • Install and use Teamviewer 13 for GNU/Linux remote access and support
    I have a friend who is about as skilled with computers as I am with nano-technological engineering. That’s a thing, right? Anyway, every month or two, he asks me to ‘fix his computer’ which usually means cleaning junk, malware, and uninstalling…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 17, 4:53pm -
  • Microsoft releases ProcDump tool for Linux
    Microsoft released a version of the company's ProdDump application for Linux. ProcDump is a long standing command line utility by Sysinternals, maker of widely used applications such as AutoRuns, ProcessExplorer or Process Monitor. ProcDump allows yo…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 12:58pm -
  • Christmas Gift ideas for GNU/Linux Fans!
    You cSo, every year we see commercials for just about every type of Christmas gift one can think of...The sports equipment, the cars, the romantic getaway... But what about the Linuxbeard guy behind the twelve monitors? What do you get him? Well, her…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 5:02am -
  • A look at Skype for Linux
    I remember for a long time that Skype on GNU/Linux systems was a nightmare. The official application was terrible, and solutions like Pidgin were lacking in some crucial features such as video calling. Thankfully, finally, Microsoft seems to have ste…
    - 9 days ago 3 Dec 17, 6:43am -
  • TLDR summarizes Linux commands
    TLDR is a free command line utility for various Linux distributions that provides you with summaries of Linux commands on request. Linux commands can be quite intimidating, especially if you are a new user. While you may use the man command to get in…
    - 13 days ago 29 Nov 17, 4:59am -
  • Linux Mint 18.3 MATE and Cinnamon released
    The Linux Mint team has released version 18.3 of the popular Linux distribution as MATE and Cinnamon versions to the public. Linux Mint 18.3 is a long term support released; this means that the development team will support it with updates until 2021…
    - 15 days ago 27 Nov 17, 2:06pm -
  • Disable the transparent Terminal background in Linux Mint
    If you use the terminal on a system running Linux Mint, you will have noticed that the Terminal window is transparent on the system. While some Linux Mint users may not use the Terminal at all or rarely only, others may use it frequently. Whenever I…
    - 15 days ago 26 Nov 17, 4:37pm -
  • 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…
    - 31 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!…
    - 38 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…
    - 46 days ago 27 Oct 17, 4:39am -


  • new[$] Toward better CPU load estimation
    "Load tracking" refers to the kernel's attempts to track how much load eachrunning process will put on the system's CPUs. Good load tracking canyield reasonable predictions about the near-future demands on the system;those, in turn, can be used t…
    - 3 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 11:33pm -
  • newArtifex and Hancom Reach Settlement Over Ghostscript Open Source Dispute
    Artifex Software, Inc. and Hancom, Inc. have announceda confidential agreement to settle their legal dispute. The case filed byArtifex concerned the use of Artifex’s GPL licensed Ghostscript in Hancom'soffice product. "While the parties had th…
    - 5 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 9:10pm -
  • newElisa 0.0.80 Released
    A very early alpha version of the Elisa music player has been released."Elisa allows to browse music by album, artist or all tracks. The music is indexed using either a private indexer or an indexer using Baloo. The private one can be configured to…
    - 7 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 7:07pm -
  • newDebian stable releases
    The Debian project has released updates to oldstable "jessie" and stable"stretch". Debian 9.3 "stretch" and Debian 8.10 "jessie" are available with theusual set of corrections for security issues and adjustments for seriousproblems.
    - 10 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 4:35pm -
  • newFour stable kernel updates
    Stable kernels 4.14.5, 4.9.68, 4.4.105, and 3.18.87 have been released. They all containimportant fixes and users should upgrade.
    - 10 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 4:20pm -
  • newSecurity updates for Monday
    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (postgresql), Debian (firefox-esr, kernel, libxcursor, optipng, thunderbird, wireshark, and xrdp), Fedora (borgbackup, ca-certificates, collectd, couchdb, curl, docker, erlang-jiffy, fedora-arm-installer, f…
    - 10 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 4:12pm -
  • newKernel prepatch 4.15-rc3
    The 4.15-rc3 kernel prepatch is out."I'm not thrilled about how big the early 4.15 rc's are, but rc3 isoften the biggest rc because it's still fairly early in thecalming-down period, and yet people have had some time to startfinding problems. Tha…
    - 24 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 2:36am -
  • Let's Encrypt looks forward to 2018
    The Let's Encrypt project, workingto encrypt as much web traffic as possible, looksforward to the coming year. "First, we’re planning to introducean ACME v2 protocol API endpoint and support for wildcard certificatesalong with it. Wildcard cer…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 17, 8:51pm -
  • Fedora council elections canceled
    The Fedora Project's currently underway elections for the Fedora Council,FESCo, and the Mindshare committee have been canceled due to some glitches inmaking the interview material available. The project plans to get its acttogether and retry the…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 17, 8:24pm -
  • Security updates for Friday
    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (chromium and vlc), Debian (erlang), Mageia (ffmpeg, tor, and wireshark), openSUSE (chromium, opensaml, openssh, openvswitch, and php7), Oracle (postgresql), Red Hat (chromium-browser, postgresql, rh-po…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 17, 3:20pm -



  • Bad Hands Hiatus
    As you’ve probably noticed, the traditional thrice-daily posting regimen at One Thing Well has slowed to a snail’s pace over the last few months.This is thanks to an unholy trinity of medical complaints–carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis &…
    - 27 Jul 16, 10:19am -
  • 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 🍤.
    - 25 Jul 16, 12:00pm -
  • riko
    riko: A python stream processing engine modeled after Yahoo! Pipes riko is a pure Python library for analyzing and processing streams of structured data. riko has synchronous and asynchronous APIs, supports parallel execution, and is well sui…
    - 21 Jul 16, 12:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 20 Jul 16, 4:00pm -
  • reminders-cli
    reminders-cli: A simple CLI for interacting with OS X reminders.
    - 20 Jul 16, 2:09pm -
  • 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.
    - 14 Jul 16, 2:00pm -
  • 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…
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  • newConvert Kubernetes ConfigMaps to Secrets
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    $ git branch -a | grep "remotes/origin" | grep -v master | sed 's/^[ *]*//' | sed 's/remotes\/origin\///' | head -n10 | sed 's/^/git push origin :/' | bashView this command to comment, vote or add to favourites View all commands by TrindazDif…
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  • When you realise your AMI doesn't come with NTP
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  • Hide the name of a process listed in the `ps` output
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  • 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…
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  • 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
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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Debian Linux 9 "Stretch" Installation Tutorial with Gnome/Mate/Plasma/Cinnamon Desktop Quick Preview

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  • What is new in Ubuntu desktop 17.10
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • newHow to use WeKan to manage your work
    Managing your work—figuring out which tasks to carry out and scheduling them—can be difficult. Not only are other things competing for your attention, there's only so much time in the day for you to do what you need or want to do.There are any nu…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Dec 17, 1:00am -
  • newApollo Lake based IoT gateway and embedded controller runs Ubuntu
    Adlink’s rugged “MXE-210” gateway offers Atom x7-E3950 or x5-E3930 SoCs, industrial protocol support, and mini-PCIe wireless and storage options. The Intel Apollo Lake based MXE-210 adds to a line of rugged Adlink MXE computers such as the Bay…
    - 3 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 11:39pm -
  • newHow to Upgrade Kernel on CentOS 7
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to upgrade CentOS 7 kernel to the latest version, and we will be using the kernel from ELRepo repository. CentOS 7 is using 3.10 as the default kernel version. And in this guide, we will install the latest stable…
    - 4 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 10:19pm -
  • newZephyr Project defends use of vendor HALs
    At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, NXP developer and Zephyr Project member Maureen Helm proposed that the benefits of vendor HALs outweigh the drawbacks. The use of vendor-supplied HALs (Hardware Abstraction Layers) in open source projects has been…
    - 6 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 8:59pm -
  • newUbuntu Devs Work on Demoting Python 2 to "Universe" Repo for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    Ubuntu devs are currently working on removing the Python 2 interpreter from the Ubuntu repositories as end of life was announced upstream for the year 2020.
    - 7 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 7:39pm -
  • newThe Linux-powered Ataribox will be available to pre-order on December 14th
    The retro Ataribox console powered by Linux is due for pre-orders on December 14th, hopefully then they will finally reveal more about the specifications.
    - 8 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 6:19pm -
  • newWhat is a blockchain smart contract?
    The first thing to know about blockchain smart contracts is they're not contracts, smart, or necessarily on a blockchain. They are, in fact, singularly ill-named.1 Let's address these issues in reverse order, and we should find out exactly what a sma…
    - 10 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 4:30pm -
  • newLearning GREP command with examples
    Grep is a very important & powerful Linux commands. It stands for ‘Global Regular Expression Print’ & is used for matching & printing a search pattern or a regular expression from a single or
    - 12 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 2:35pm -
  • new4 cool new projects to try in COPR for December
    COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can…
    - 14 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 12:41pm -
  • newLinux Kernel 5.0 Will be Coming in the Summer of 2018
    Linus Torvalds reveals the silly reason about why there will be a Linux Kernel 5 hopefully in the summer of 2018. He also discusses the need for new Linux Kernel maintainers.
    - 21 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 5:42am -

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  • newSRP in Object-Oriented Design
    In object-oriented programming, there are five basic principles (SOLID) that, properly applied, make the difference between good and bad design. They're the difference between an application that is easy to maintain and one that is not. The differenc…
    - 5 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 9:01pm -
  • newThe Difference Between Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Bots
    Artificial intelligence (AI), once a topic only explored in science fiction movies, TV shows, and books, is something that has quickly become a part of the world of today. In 1969, management consulting firm McKinsey & Company released an article cl…
    - 7 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 7:01pm -
  • newHow to Create a Smart City With IoT and Big Data
    These days, it seems like every city is trying to implement "smart city" initiatives. Take Singapore, for example, now known for the most extensive effort to collect data on citizens' daily living habits/routines ever attempted by a municipality. Eve…
    - 7 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 7:01pm -
  • newHands-On Look at ZFS With MySQL
    This post is a hands-on look at ZFS with MySQL. In my previous post, I highlighted the similarities between MySQL and ZFS. Before going any further, I'd like you to be able to play and experiment with ZFS. This post shows you how to configure ZFS…
    - 7 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 7:01pm -
  • newThink Small
    The key to unlocking agility is to think small. The whole purpose of building software in time boxes is to help us get better at scope-boxing, which is working in smaller pieces - breaking large tasks down into smaller tasks.
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  • newMaking Your Signup Page Safe to Use With a Secure Development Process
    When you are signing up to a new web service, what are the risks? Obviously, there are some things you should think about before making the decision to sign up, such as their privacy policy and if the page seems to be good at securing your personal d…
    - 8 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 6:01pm -
  • newAn Introduction to Node.js
    IntroductionNode.js is an application framework and sometimes is referred to as a runtime, through which applications are built using the JavaScript programming language. Node.js is well known for its speed, due to the fact that it is non-blocking.…
    - 8 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 6:01pm -
  • newPerformance: 2017 Surprises and 2018 Predictions
    Given how fast technology is changing, we thought it would be interesting to ask IT executives to share their thoughts on the biggest surprises in 2017 and their predictions for 2018.Here's what they told us about performance and testing:
    - 8 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 6:01pm -
  • newJava Annotated Monthly: December 2017
    While Java Annotated Monthly is usually brought to you by our colleague Trisha Gee, for the next few months, I’ll be your host, as Trisha is away on maternity leave. And from all of us here, congratulations to her and her family! Due to multiple r…
    - 9 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 5:01pm -
  • newUntangling Performance: The Long, Strange Trip of a Misbehaving Microservice
    Agilysys, a leading provider of hospitality software, has successfully made the transition from green screen to a new generation of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) hospitality solutions. To monitor our production cloud services, we rely on New Relic. He…
    - 11 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 3:03pm -


Actualización de diciembre del 2017 de KDE Frameworks, el motor de Plasma y KDE
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Actualizacion Linux Mint 1.8.3_2
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The Secret to Customizing Your Taskbar in Win 7 - Tekzilla Daily Tip

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The Safety of Hydrogen Fuel Vehicles

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The Future of Filling Up

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  • newProjects of the Week, December 11, 2017
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of Xtreme Download Manager Xtreme Download Manager is a powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%, save streaming videos from YouTube, Metacafe, Da…
    - 21 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 5:17am -
  • Valuable Features of Open Source Software
    Open source software may not be big on monetization, but it is still considered highly valuable. What exactly makes it so? It’s certainly appealing because it’s free, but that’s not its only nor its most significant attraction. What truly makes…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 5:26am -
  • December 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – MPC-BE
    For our December “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected MPC-BE, a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. Recently we caught up with developer Volt, who shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and dir…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 5:24am -
  • Today in Tech – 1907
    On this day in 1907 American logician John Barkley Rosser, Sr. was born. Rosser is known for his part in the Church-Rosser theorem, which identifies the outer limit of what is achievable in automated theorem proving. This theorem was proven in 1936 b…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 5:06am -
  • Projects of the Week, December 4, 2017
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of iDempiere iDempiere = OSGi + ADempiere iDempiere Business Suite ERP/CRM/SCM done the community way. Focus is on the Community that includes Subject Matter…
    - 8 days ago 4 Dec 17, 5:26am -
  • December 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – fldigi
    For our December “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected fldigi, a Ham Radio Digital Modem Application. fldigi (Fast Light Digital) is a modem program for most of the digital modes used by radio amateurs today: CW, PSK, MFS…
    - 11 days ago 1 Dec 17, 5:03am -
  • Today in Tech – 1972
    On this day in 1972 the Atari Corporation officially released Pong, a table tennis video game that featured simple two-dimensional graphics. The game was originally created by Allan Alcorn as a training exercise, and later developed by Atari founders…
    - 13 days ago 29 Nov 17, 5:13am -
  • Projects of the Week, November 27, 2017
    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of fre:ac – free audio converter fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper for various formats and encoders. It features MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis…
    - 15 days ago 27 Nov 17, 5:28am -
  • “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – January 2018
    The vote for January 2018 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until December 15, 2017 12:00 UTC. To cast your vote, please visit the link above. Votes left in the comments section of this blog post will no…
    - 19 days ago 22 Nov 17, 11:09pm -
  • Today in Tech – 2005
    On this day in 2005 the Microsoft Xbox 360 was first released in the United States and Canada. The 360 was the second console in the Xbox series, and competed with the Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation 3 as part of the seventh generation of video gam…
    - 20 days ago 22 Nov 17, 5:22am -


  • Podcast Season 5 Episode 18
    In this episode: An all-star show with TV appearances, new magazines, lots of finds and a flake of optimism.
    - 18 days ago 24 Nov 17, 1:16pm -
  • 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?
    - 25 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.
    - 54 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.
    - 75 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…
    - 78 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.
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  • 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’…
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  • Podcast Season 5 Episode 14
    In this episode: We stay positive almost entirely through the news section, but sadly not through Finds and VotM.
    - 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…
    - 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 -


  • Linux Kernel 4 4.14.5
    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.
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 17, 7:00pm -
  • ClamTk 5.25
    ClamTk is a GUI front-end for ClamAV using gtk2-perl.It is designed to be an easy-to-use frontend for Linux systems. ClamTk has been ported to Fedora Core, Debian, RedHat, SuSE, ALT Linux, Ubuntu, Gentoo, and Mandriva.
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 17, 6:59pm -
  • Epiphany 3.26.3
    Epiphany is a GNOME web browser based on the mozilla rendering engine. Epiphany aims to utilize the simplest interface possible for a browser.It also address simplicity with modularity to make a light and powerful application.
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 17, 4:31pm -
  • Mesa 17.3.0
    Mesa is a 3-D graphics library with an API which is very similar to that of OpenGL. To the extent that Mesa utilizes the OpenGL command syntax or state machine, it is being used with authorization from Silicon Graphics, Inc(SGI). However, the author…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 17, 4:27pm -
  • Afick 3.6.0
    Afick is another file integrity checker, designed to be fast and fully portable between Unix and Windows platforms. It works by first creating a database that represents a snapshot of the most essential parts of your computer system. You can then ru…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 17, 4:54pm -
  • GStreamer 1.12.4
    GStreamer is a full multimedia framework for encoding and decoding video and sound.GStreamer comeswith both console and GUI interface, and currently supports a wide range of formats including mp3, ogg, avi, mpeg and quicktime.
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 17, 4:54pm -
  • FireFox 57.0.2
    Firefox is a redesign of the Mozilla browser component (formerly known as Phoenix), similar to Galeon, K-Meleon and Camino, but written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform.Firefox is now faster, more secure, and…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 17, 4:54pm -
  • Tiny Core Linux 8.2.1
    Unique and minimalist distribution of the Linux operating system and tools.Tiny Core is very small. At 10 megabytes, Tiny Core is 1/400 to 1/100 the size of the most widely used operating systems in the world (even compared to most Linux distros).…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 17, 4:53pm -
  • Pango 1.40.14
    Pango is a library for layout and rendering of text, with an emphasison internationalization. Pango can be used anywhere that text layoutis needed, though most usage so far as been in the context of theGTK+ widget toolkit. Pango forms the core of…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 17, 4:53pm -
  • GTK 3.22.26
    GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off projects to complete application suites. GTK+ is free software and part of th…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 17, 4:53pm -


  • 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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  • newBitcoin Fees Are Skyrocketing
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The cost to complete a Bitcoin transaction has skyrocketed in recent days. A week ago, it cost around $6 on average to get a transaction accepted by the Bitcoin network. The average fee soared to…
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  • newAsk Slashdot: Biggest IT Management Mistakes?
    snydeq writes: Sure, nobody's perfect. But for those in charge of enterprise technology, the fallout from a strategic gaffe, bad hire, or weak spine can be disastrous, writes Dan Tynan, in an article on the biggest management mistakes in IT. "Some of…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Dec 17, 1:00am -
  • newMicrosoft Releases Free Preview of Its Quantum Development Kit
    Microsoft is releasing a free preview version of its Quantum Development Kit. "The kit includes the Q# programming language and compiler and a local quantum computing simulator, and is fully integrated with Visual Studio," reports ZDNet. "There's als…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Dec 17, 12:30am -
  • newFCC Explains How Net Neutrality Will Be Protected Without Net Neutrality Rules
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Federal Communications Commission is still on track to eliminate net neutrality rules this Thursday, but the commission said today that it has a new plan to protect consumers after the repeal…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Dec 17, 12:03am -
  • newIn-Store WiFi Provider Used Starbucks Website To Generate Monero Coins
    hjf writes: On December 2nd, Twitter user Noah Dinkin tweeted a screenshot that showed that Starbucks' in-store "free WiFi" is using their captive portal to briefly mine the Monero cryptocurrency during the 10-second delay splash screen. Starbucks ha…
    - 3 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 11:20pm -
  • newAI-Assisted Fake Porn Is Here and We're All Screwed
    New submitter samleecole shares a report from Motherboard: There's a video of Gal Gadot having sex with her stepbrother on the internet. But it's not really Gadot's body, and it's barely her own face. It's an approximation, face-swapped to look like…
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