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This past week, David Strauss chose to step down from his position on the Fedora Server Working Group, citing a lack of alignment with his current work usage. The Fedora Server SIG would like to thank David for his contributions up to this point and wish him well.
SolidRun’s tiny, $100 “CuBoxTV” media player runs OpenElec Linux and Kodi (formerly XBMC) on a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, and offers 100Mbps+ video decoding.
The election for the two representative seats on the new Fedora Council ends today at midnight UTC. That’s afternoon or evening in timezones west of the Prime Meridian, so don’t delay. […]
Make your life easier by using Sed and Awk to work with text from the terminal
How to install ProFTPD on CentOS 7.0This document describes how to install and configure ProFTPD in CentOS 7.0 Server. ProFTPD is an FTP daemon for unix and unix-like operating systems. ProFTPD is developed, released and distributed under the GNU Public License (GPL), which basically establishes it as free software, meaning that it may be sold, licensed and otherwise manipulated in any way desired as long as full and complete source code either accompanies any ProFTPD packages or is made available by any and all sites that distribute pre-compiled binaries. The software can be modified by anyone at anytime, as long as all derived works also are licensed under the GNU Public License.
Using SUSE Linux means never having to say 'reboot'.
Recently, we published our annual open source gift guide for the holidays, serving up open source gadgets and gifts that kids, adults, hobbiests, and beginners are sure to love and appreciate.Of our 14 fabulous open source gifts, which is your favorite?read more
The Linux command line can be used for many things, like making spreadsheets, playing music, or access Facebook or Twitter. And to pursue our dream of ultimate graphic-less knowledge, I propose you today with a tool to manage your personal expenses from the command line. The name is GNU Pem, for Personal Expense Manager. Installation […]Continue reading...The post How to manage your personal expenses from the command line appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.
We are very happy to present the final release of siduction 2014.1 'Indian Summer'. siduction is a distribution based on Debian's unstable branch and we try to release a few new snapshots over the course of each year. For 2014 it will be just this final release. siduction 2014.1 ships with six desktop environments - KDE SC, Xfce, LXDE, LXQt, GNOME and Cinnamon, all in 32-bit and 64-bit variants.
I often look something up in Wikipedia when reading non-browser documents, like PDFs, ODTs and emails. I wanted to have a little desktop window for those look-ups - somewhere I could check Wikipedia without opening a browser and without leaving the document I'm reading.This article describes how I hacked a simple 'desktop Wikipedia checker' with a shell script.
Firing squad scheduled for ancient Netscape techGoogle is moving ahead with its plan to end support for Netscape plugins in its Chrome browser – and has set next September as the date for when they will stop working altogether.…
UPGRADE NOW to fix vuln found in all previous versionsA nasty vulnerability has been discovered in the Docker application containerization software for Linux that could allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges and execute code remotely on affected systems.…
Setup Odoo v8 with Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04Setup Nginx as an SSL proxy to Odoo version 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 Server. This is an easy how-to article designed to save you time figuring it out yourself.
Kickstarter is showing an $899, Android-based “Mind4? follow-me drone that tracks you entirely by computer vision, and interprets full-body gestures. Like fellow Kickstarter drone projects AirDog and Hexo+, as well as 3D Robotics’s Iris+, AirMind’s Mind4 quadcopter is designed as a “follow-me” drone for recording videos of a moving target. Unlike these products, however, which don’t run Android or Linux, the Mind4 runs Android on a quad-core, 2GHz ARM processor, giving it the brainpower to run advanced vision recognition algorithms. As a result, Mind4 can track you solely via computer vision via its VAPS (vision augmented piloting system) engine rather than depending on less reliable GPS or tricky manual controls.
This guide explains how to configure samba server in OpenSuse 13.2 with anonymous [he]amp[/he] secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.
I've been hesitating for a couple months about whether to mention sshpass. Conceptually, it's a horrible, horrible program. It basically allows you to enter an SSH user name and password on the command line, so you can create a connection without any interaction. A far better way to accomplish that is with public/private keypairs.
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.
Open source code drives collaborative innovation from a larger pool of developers at a lower cost, which is why federal agencies are adopting the "open source first" model. In fact Sonny Hashmi, CIO of the General Services Administration, recently announced that implementing open source software is among his top priorities this year.
The cryptographic protocols used to secure data moving across the web are putting users at risk due to design flaws that date back many years. Given the current push to encrypt everything in response to revelations of government surveillance, it's important that the protocols being used to do the job are actually secure.
VIDEO: Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, explains how millions of dollars he helped raise are going toward preventing the next open-source Heartbleed.