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Bogus Linux vulnerability gets publicity

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 07:07:28 AM
I am so sick and tired of crap security news about Android and Linux. In the latest example, GoSecure claims it's discovered Chaos: a Stolen Backdoor Rising Again. Yeah. Right. Let's look closer.

LibreOffice 6.1 Arrives in August with Revamped Online Experience, New Features

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 05:58:51 AM
LibreOffice 6.1 is being prepared by The Document Foundation for an August 2018 release, promising to add more enhancements and some new features to the popular open-source office suite.

Best Web Browser

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 04:50:14 AM
Take a look at the rankings for this week's Readers' Choice category. When the Firefox team released Quantum in November 2017, they boasted it was "over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago", and Linux Journal readers generally agreed, going as far as to name it their favorite web browser.

Microchip releases first Linux-friendly COM with open source SAMA5D entry

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 03:41:37 AM
Microchip unveiled an open source, mainline Linux ready “SAMA5D27 SOM” module based on a SiP implementation of its Cortex-A5-based SAMA5D27 SoC with 128MB RAM.

Using Wildcards In Virtual Hosts On Apache

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 02:33:00 AM
Virtual hosts in apache take incoming requests and point them to the correct directory. Here we will look into using wildcards to automate sub domains.

The AI era: 4 skills IT pros need to develop

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 01:24:23 AM
Winning in the age of machine learning and artificial intelligence will require IT pros to master these skills.

How to Install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 12:15:46 AM
Apache Maven is a software project management tool based on the POM (Project, Object, Model) concept. Maven is a build automation tool used primarily for Java-based projects. In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install and configure Apache Maven on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

How slowing down made me a better leader

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 11:07:09 PM
Early in my career, I thought the most important thing I could do was act. If my boss said jump, my reply was "how high?"read more

Bogus Linux vulnerability gets publicity

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 09:58:32 PM
No, there's not a new security hole that gives attackers complete control over Linux servers. But, if you use a poor password, yes, you can still get hacked. Imagine!

Canonical Data Collection, Netflix 1080p on Linux, Wine Staging & more | This Week in Linux 21

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 08:49:55 PM
VIDEO: We've got a lot of distro news from Ubuntu, Solus, Fedora, Linux Lite and more. Updates for Linux 4.16 development. Plus Librem 5 Progress Report, Netflix 1080p on Linux, LinuxBoot Project and more.

Hackers Turn the Nintendo Switch into a Linux Tablet with KDE Plasma Desktop

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 07:41:18 PM
Hacking group fail0verflow? have managed to install a graphical user interface on the Nintendo Switch after announcing last week that the gaming console was hacked to run a Linux-based operating system.

Choosing project names: 4 key considerations

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 06:32:41 PM
Working on a new open source project, you're focused on the code—getting that great new idea released so you can share it with the world. And you'll want to attract new contributors, so you need a terrific name for your project.read more

Find Large Files in Linux

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 05:24:04 PM
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Securing your Linux web server

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 04:15:27 PM
A partial guide to Linux (LAMP) website security through the proper use of system groups, process isolation, and regular audits of your system resources.

How to format academic papers on Linux with groff -me

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 02:54:17 PM
I was an undergraduate student when I discovered Linux in 1993. I was so excited to have the power of a Unix system right in my dorm room, but despite its many capabilities, Linux lacked applications. Word processors like LibreOffice and OpenOffice were years away. If you wanted to use a word processor, you likely booted your system into MS-DOS and used WordPerfect, the shareware GalaxyWrite, or a similar program.read more

How to Install Nextcloud on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 01:11:21 PM
You many have heard of Owncloud. It was the primary solution for open source self hosted cloud storage for quite some time. Unfortunately, due to internal struggles, Owncloud split. Owncloud still remains, but it is currently owned by the people that caused the split. Nextcloud, on the other hand, is run by the original founder and the people who wanted to continue to work with the open source community.

How Linux became my job

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 11:28:26 AM
I[he]#039[/he]ve been using open source since what seems like prehistoric times. Back then, there was nothing called social media. There was no Firefox, no Google Chrome (not even a Google), no Amazon, barely an internet. In fact, the hot topic of the day was the new Linux 2.0 kernel. The big technical challenges in those days?

How the Grateful Dead were a precursor to Creative Commons licensing

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 09:45:30 AM
The Grateful Dead shared the open source view that creative content should be set free, with protections.

Kernel patch releases, WineHQ, OpenIndiana project, FreeBSD Unix distribution, Xubuntu community contest

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 08:02:34 AM
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How to install Odoo 11 in virtualenv on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 06:19:38 AM
This guide covers the steps necessary for installing and configuring Odoo using Git source and Python virtualenv on Ubuntu 16.04.

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KDE Says Its Next Plasma Desktop Release Will Start a Full Second Faster

According to the developer, the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.13 desktop environment release will start a full second faster than previous versions because of the removal of the QmlObjectIncubationController component, which apparently slowed down the entire desktop, and promises to let users pin apps on the panel that contain spaces in their desktop file names. Goodies are also coming to the upcoming KDE Applications 18.04 software suite this spring, which makes creating of new files with the Dolphin file manager instantaneous, improves drag-and-drop support from Spectacle to Chromium, and lets users configure the Gwenview image viewer to no longer display the image action buttons on thumbnails when they hover with the mouse cursor over them. Read more

Intel Coffee Lake OpenGL Performance On Windows 10 vs. Linux

For those curious about the state of Intel's open-source Mesa OpenGL driver relative to the company's closed-source Windows OpenGL driver, here are some fresh benchmark results when making use of an Intel Core i7 8700K "Coffee Lake" processor with UHD Graphics 630 and testing from Windows 10 Pro x64 against Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS, Ubuntu with the Linux 4.16 Git kernel and Mesa 18.1-dev, and then Intel's own Clear Linux distribution. Read more

Why open source could be IBM's key to future success in the cloud

Do those same developers need IBM? Developers certainly benefit from IBM's investments in open source, but it's not as clear that those same developers have much to gain from IBM's cloud. Google, for example, has done a stellar job open sourcing code like TensorFlow and Kubernetes that feeds naturally into running related workloads on Google Cloud Platform. Aside from touting its Java bonafides, however, IBM has yet to demonstrate that developers get significant benefits for modern workloads on its cloud. That's IBM's big challenge: Translating its open source expertise into real, differentiated value for developers on its cloud. Read more

Top 8 Debian-Based Distros

Most people tend to forget that despite Ubuntu's success over the years, it's still just a distro based on another distro - Debian. Debian on its own, however, isn't really well suited for newer users...hence the explosion of distros based on Debian over the recent years. There are lot of great choices for Linux users. Which one is best for you? Read more