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Setup FTP server using VsFtp and Configure Secure FTP connections on Ubuntu 14.04 Server

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 11:58:00 PM
vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable. Don't take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution.

Look, no client! Not quite: the long road to a webbified Vim

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 11:10:40 PM
The most revolutionary aspect of all the changes that have taken place in web development over the last two decades has been in the web browser. Typically we think of web browsers as driving innovation on the web by providing new features. Indeed this is the major source of new features on the web.

Use the command line to organise files

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 10:23:20 PM
Sort through your hard drive, find lost files and archive old stuff far quicker than you could through your GUI file manager

Linux Kernel Development Gets Two-Factor Authentication

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 09:36:00 PM
The security breach of 2011 was a very valuable lesson to the Linux community, and many recent initiatives have been aimed at continuously improving the overall security profile, Ryabitsev told eWEEK. The move to two-factor authentication, however, is not a delayed reaction to the 2011 kernel.org attack, according to Ryabitsev. -

Build and install PHP 5.3.29 from source on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 08:48:40 PM
How to build and install PHP 5.3.29 from source on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server

Open health community management at Clinovo

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 07:51:29 PM
Olivier Roth, Community Manager at Clinovo, has grown an open source community around the open health platform ClinCapture, an open source Eletronic Data Capture (EDC) system.read more

Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access to Free Software

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 06:54:18 PM
Fresh on the heels of the entire Munich and Linux debacle, another story involving Microsoft and free software has popped up across the world, in Chile. A prolific magazine from the South American country says that the powerful Microsoft lobby managed to turn around a law that would allow the authorities to use free software.

Linux Founder Linus Torvalds 'Still Wants the Desktop'

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 05:57:07 PM
Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman moderated the discussion and commented that Linux already runs everywhere. He asked Torvalds where he thinks Linux should go next."I still want the desktop," Torvalds said as the audience erupted into boisterous applause.

What is a good EPUB reader on Linux

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 04:59:56 PM
If the habit on reading books on electronic tablets is still on its way, reading books on a computer is even rarer. It is hard enough to focus on the classics of the 16th century literature, so who needs the Facebook chat pop up sound in the background in addition? But if for some reasons […]Continue reading...The post What is a good EPUB reader on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.

Dangling the Linux Carrot

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 04:02:45 PM
I opened the desktop configuration GUI, expanded the number of desktops to eight and then started flipping between them as I opened different applications on each environment. By then, everyone at the table was trying to get into position to see the Acer. They were talking about how nice it would be to encapsulate a number of tasks and leave them in various states of completion without worrying about losing their work when they switched between them.

These Are the Biggest Android Tablets That Money Can Buy

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 03:05:34 PM
How big do you like your tablet? If you're designing a kid-friendly device that can be used as an easel, learning resource and game platform, the answer is probably: roughly Monopoly-board big.

Audacity Crash Course

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 02:08:23 PM
Audacity’s been around for a long time—since mid-2000—and for good reason. It’s a relatively lightweight, open-source, and completely free audio editor that can handle pretty much every task you throw at it. Need to edit together a podcast? No problem. Looking to do some simple noise reduction? Looking to turn your PC into a music computer? Audacity’s got you covered.

Nagios 4 + Nagiosgraph installation on Ubuntu

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 01:11:12 PM
This is a guide on installing the latest Nagios Core (4.0.8) on Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04. Nagios is an open source computer system monitoring, network monitoring and infrastructure monitoring software application. Nagios offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications, and services. It alerts the users when things go wrong and alerts them a second time when the problem has been resolved. The version in the Ubuntu 12.04 repositories is quite old, it is still the in the 3 branch. This guide helps to fix that by using the latest Nagios version. We also install Nagiosgraph, a plugin for Nagios which gives you graps of the metrics.

Identify PCI and USB Wired and Wireless Driver in Linux

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 12:14:01 PM
This guide shows how you can identify PCI Driver Chipset Information on Linux. Often users troll different forums and blogs to find out they can identify which driver their PCI or USB device is using. This guide applies to all possible scenarios

Home automation hub runs Linux, offers cloud services

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 11:16:50 AM
Cloud Media launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Linux-based “Stack Box” home automation hub with cloud services and Raspberry Pi expansion compatibility. Do we really need yet another crowdfunded Linux-based home automation hub? Of course we do! The Stack Box is now vying for Kickstarter funds through Sept. 17 at prices starting at $79 in black, with shipments due in December.

Itus Networks Taps Kickstarter for Home Gateway Security

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 10:19:39 AM
While Internet connectivity in the home is now mainstream, gateway security to protect users is not. It's a gap that startup Itus Networks is aiming to address with a Linux-powered home gateway device called the iGuardian. Before Itus can deliver the iGuardian though, the company needs to raise $125,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter in order to build the device. The Kickstarter campaign ends on Sept. 12, and as of Aug. 19, $61,000 has been raised. -

EnterpriseDB chucks devs free tools for building NoSQL web apps with PostgreSQL

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 09:22:28 AM
Prebuilt AWS image comes with all you need, preconfigured: Enterprise-class PostgreSQL database vendor EnterpriseDB has launched a free turnkey development environment designed to make it easier for coders to build web applications using PostgreSQL's new NoSQL capabilities.

Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 08:25:17 AM
Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories: Beginning on Monday, the security of the Linux kernel source code has become a little bit tighter with the addition of two-factor authentication for the kernel's Git code repositories.

MongoDB tosses support lifeline to open source downloaders

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 07:28:06 AM
Open source NoSQL database vendor MongoDB has added a new support option for customers who want to run the Community Edition of its software in production environments. "Our Production Support offering is now available as a standalone service – separate from our MongoDB Enterprise software," MongoDB marketing director Meghan Gill wrote in a blog post on Monday. "This means that Community Edition users now have access to our world-class team of support engineers."

Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 06:30:55 AM
The German city of Munich, which famously adopted Linux and open source across its operations, may be about to reverse that decision. German newspaper Süddeutsche reports deputy mayor Josef Schmid as saying the city is considering the move because users often complain about the functionality available in open-source applications.

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