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How to resolve bad magic number in super-block error

Friday 10th of March 2017 04:12:56 PM
Learn how to resolve bad magic number in super-block error in Linux. This process describes step by step procedure to resolve bad magic number in super-block error.

How to resolve bad magic number in super-block error

Friday 10th of March 2017 04:12:56 PM
Learn how to resolve bad magic number in super-block error in Linux. This process describes step by step procedure to resolve bad magic number in super-block error.

How to perform a faster data compression with pbzip2

Friday 10th of March 2017 02:52:53 PM
What if you would be able to perform a data compression four times faster, with the same compression ratio as you normally do. Pbzip2 command line utility can easily accomplish this as it gives you an option to select number CPU and amount of RAM to be used during the compression process.

How to install Fedora 25 on your Raspberry Pi

Friday 10th of March 2017 01:32:50 PM
This article is not as much a review of Fedora 25 on the Raspberry Pi 3 as a collection of tips, screenshots, and my own personal thoughts on the very first officially supported version of Fedora for the Pi.

How to Cast Your Android Screen onto Your Linux Desktop

Friday 10th of March 2017 11:53:08 AM
There are times when you need to access your Android from the Desktop. For Linux users, here is how you can cast your Android screen to a Linux desktop.

Atom 1.15 Hackable Text Editor Retains Tabs of Deleted Files, Requires Node 6

Friday 10th of March 2017 10:44:31 AM
GitHub's Andrea Liliana Griffiths was proud to announce the release and immediate availability of the Atom 1.15 open-source hackable text editor for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Monitor SATA and SSD Health with SMART

Friday 10th of March 2017 09:35:54 AM
Smartmontools can help you continually monitor your drives and predict imminent failure.

Does your open source project need a president?

Friday 10th of March 2017 08:27:16 AM
Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Linux Foundation Open Source Leadership Summit. The event was stacked with many of the people I consider mentors, friends, and definitely leaders in the various open source and free software communities that I participate in.read more

The Experimental ISPConfig Server - Debian Stretch (Apache, MySQL, PHP 7, Pure-FTPD and ISPConfig 3.1)

Friday 10th of March 2017 07:18:39 AM
This tutorial explains how to install ISPConfig 3 latest development version using a Debian stretch repository with its respective Debian packages. The objective of this tutorial is more for experimental and testing purposes than for productive environments.

Watch: Transforming ReactOS into Fedora with the Fedora Transformation Pack

Friday 10th of March 2017 06:10:02 AM
Out "Watch" series of blog articles continues today with a recent video posted by the community behind the ReactOS project, an open-source initiative to develop a clone of the Windows NT operating system that's binary compatible with Windows.

How to Improve Font Rendering in Linux with Infinality

Friday 10th of March 2017 05:01:25 AM
Font rendering is notoriously poor on some Linux distros. Here is how you can improve font rendering in Linux with Infinality and some other ways.

Appeals court throws out six Intellectual Ventures “do it on a computer” patents

Friday 10th of March 2017 03:52:48 AM
After staying quiescent for years, IV opened up a barrage of lawsuits to enforce its patents in 2010. But the companies that decided to stand up to IV rather than buckle under have been faring well, as judges have found the patents that IV has chosen to enforce in court less than impressive.

How to make money from open source software

Friday 10th of March 2017 02:44:11 AM
What steps you need to take – and what mistakes you need to avoid – if you want to launch an open source software startup.

How to Format Storage Devices in Linux

Friday 10th of March 2017 01:35:33 AM
This tutorial shows how to use "parted" to format a USB flash drive. The procedure can be used on any storage device, external or internal.

Why I launched a consulting agency on open principles

Friday 10th of March 2017 12:26:56 AM
For the vast majority of my career in the corporate world, I felt trapped in an environment that didn't work for me. The rules of that world seemed to contradict my core values—and I wasn't willing to compromise my integrity and core self for someone else to make a dollar.read more

Hackers exploit Apache Struts vulnerability to compromise corporate web servers

Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:18:19 PM
Attackers are widely exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in Apache Struts, open-source web development framework for Java web applications, that allows them to remotely execute malicious code on web servers.

Firefox 52 kills plugins - except Flash - and runs up a red flag for HTTP

Thursday 9th of March 2017 10:09:42 PM
New browser also crumbs cookies and finds new ways to speed web appsThe Mozilla Foundation has has given the world the fifty-second version of the Firefox browser, complete with some significant changes.…

8 reasons to use LXDE

Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:01:05 PM
Late last year, an upgrade to Fedora 25 brought issues with the new version of KDE Plasma that were so bad it was difficult to get any work done. I decided to try other Linux desktop environments for two reasons. First, I needed to get my work done. Second, having used KDE exclusively for many years, I thought it was time to try some different desktops.read more

Open source: Free as in beer, puppy... or mattress?

Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:52:28 PM
When open source first started to become mainstream in the 90s, there was a good deal of debate about what 'free software' meant.

How to Redirect HTTP Traffic to HTTPS in Nginx and Apache

Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:43:51 PM
In this tutorial, we will show you how to redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS in Nginx and Apache. You should always use HTTPS instead of HTTP to protect your website, even if it doesn’t handle sensitive communications.

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today's leftovers

  • Why You Should Consider Open Sourcing Your Software
    Free & Open source software have grown so rapidly in the last few years. Just compare the situation of being ignored and considered like a nerds-movement in the early 2000’s to the situation today in 2017. We surly made a huge advancement so far. Thanks to the amazing ecosystem of open source which links both communities and enterprises together. However, when it comes to individuals, a lot of people are hesitant when it comes to open-sourcing their software. They think that the “secret” behind it will be stolen. They think that they will be releasing their work “for nothing in return” when they do so. That’s definitely false.
  • Caspia Projects and Thunderbird – Open Source In Absentia
    What does this have to do with Thunderbird? I sat in a room a few weeks ago with 10 guys at Clallam Bay, all who have been in a full-time, intensive software training program for about a year, who are really interested in trying to do real-world projects rather than simply hidden internal projects that are classroom assignments, or personal projects with no public outlet. I start in April spending two days per week with these guys. Then there are another 10 or so guys at WSR in Monroe that started last month, though the situation there is more complex. The situation is similar to other groups of students that might be able to work on Thunderbird or Mozilla projects, with these differences:1) Student or GSOC projects tend to have a duration of a few months, while the expected commitment time for this group is much longer.
  • Make Dragonfly BSD great again!
    Recently I spent some time reading Dragonfly BSD code. While doing so I spotted a vulnerability in the sysvsem subsystem that let user to point to any piece of memory and write data through it (including the kernel space). This can be turned into execution of arbitrary code in the kernel context and by exploiting this, we're gonna make Dragonfly BSD great again!

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • [Video] Litebook Alpha Review! | Unboxing, Apps, and Gaming!
  • Beginners Guide To Linux
    Curious about getting into Raspberry Pi or just Linux in general but you're not sure where to start? This post is for you. It's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, rather a gentle intro into the Linux world. I'm not a Linux expert, but I know from experience that it can be an intimidating platform to get started in. I want this post to show you what you need to know to get started with Linux.
  • [Video] 5 Reasons To Switch To Linux
  • System76 Provides Wireless Fixes for Ubiquity
    We are proud to have contributed to Ubiquity in such a way that we feel improves all users’ lives when using Ubuntu. We will continue improving the platform and hope that our users will see value in what we do.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, See What`s New
    After being in development for six months, GNOME 3.24 was released today, bringing improvements such as Night Light, weather information in the date / time indicator, along with updates to its applications, and more.

Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
    Jesse is back but this time Félim is in his sick bed so it’s a 3 man show yet again. Some heated debates about Nextcloud’s actions, Ubuntu extended support and PowerPC distros, followed by a deep dive into the world of HiDPI 4k support in Linux.
  • Bad Voltage Live at SCaLE 15x
    The Bad Voltage live stage show, from SCaLE 15x in Pasadena, March 2017!
  • Effective Communication in Podcasting
    When I got serious about doing Linux videos on YouTube, I drew on all of that Old Media experience plus I took a few classes to make sure I knew what I was talking about before handing out advice to others. That has led to the EzeeLinux project. The goal of EzeeLinux is to educate folks about Linux and get them started on the right path to success… I have been truly humbled by the response it has gotten. That said, I don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone – the more, the merrier! I honestly feel that Linux and Open Source Software are arguably one of the few truly good things happening in the world today. It brings people from all over the world together and provides a means to get cutting edge technology into the hands of anyone, anywhere who wants to take the time to learn how to use it regardless of their financial situation. That is the kind of power that can quite literally change the world, folks. No one should be left behind in this Information Age. Come to think of it, Ed Murrow would probably do a documentary about Linux if he was still around today… It would be right up his street, I think. It’s the kind of thing he liked to talk about.

Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.