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How to record your terminal session on Linux

Thursday 9th of June 2016 11:16:52 PM
Recording a terminal session may be important in helping someone learn a process, sharing information in an understandable way, and also presenting a series of commands in a proper manner. Whatever the purpose, there are many times when copy-pasting text from the terminal won't be very helpful while capturing a video of the process is quite far-fetched and may not be always possible. In this quick guide, we will take a look at the easiest way to record and share a terminal session in .gif format.

Bruce Byfield Talks ‘Designing With LibreOffice’

Thursday 9th of June 2016 10:19:41 PM
Byfield’s thoughtful book on design using LibreOffice can help improve the quality of both online and print material you create with LibreOffice — or even with its progenitor, OpenOffice.

Tails 2.4 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:22:30 PM
We enabled the automatic account configuration of Icedove which discovers the correct parameters to connect to your email provider based on your email address. We improved it to rely only on secure protocol and we are working on sharing these improvements with Mozilla so that users of Thunderbird outside Tails can benefit from them as well. Upgrades and changes: update Tor Browser to 6.0.1, based on Firefox 45.; remove the pre-configured #tails IRC channel, join us on XMPP instead; always display minimize and maximize buttons in title bars; remove GNOME Tweak Tool and hledger.

Open source data logger board is Arduino compatible

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:25:19 PM
The $60 Arduino-compatible “Mayfly Data Logger” board has 128KB flash, offers Grove module and Xbee wireless expansion, and targets environmental apps., an open source spinoff of the Stroud Water Research Center in Pennsylvania, announced the EnviroDIY Mayfly Logger in December, and began selling it on Amazon in mid-May, as reported in this Adafruit blog […]

An Insider Scoop on Ubuntu 16.10 - Major Expectations

Thursday 9th of June 2016 07:28:08 PM
Here’s some sneak peek on the major expectations that is bound to come bundles with Ubuntu 16.10.

Google Working on Proprietary Android, Analyst Says

Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:30:57 PM
Google to seize control of Android with proprietary version. Google is reportedly working on taking control of Android with its own closed-source version of the mobile operating system. An analyst says that, although Google won’t admit that there’s a problem with updates to the latest Android OS, the company is aware of it and trying to solve the issue.

How to get started with LightZone

Thursday 9th of June 2016 05:33:46 PM
In the previous two months, we've looked at Darktable and digiKam as open source photo management and editing suites. A third open source photographer's suite, called LightZone, has been around since 2005 as a closed source application, but got open sourced when its parent company dissolved in more

Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD

Thursday 9th of June 2016 04:36:35 PM
Redmond will support it inside Azure and send code back to the FreeBSD FoundationMicrosoft has published its own distribution of FreeBSD 10.3 in order to make the OS available and supported in Azure.…

How to run Android on an iPhone

Thursday 9th of June 2016 03:39:24 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: 7 Android launchers that change the look of your phone, and Endless OS versus Chrome OS.

3 open source alternatives to MATLAB

Thursday 9th of June 2016 02:42:13 PM
For many students in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering, economics, and other fields with a heavy numeric component, MATLAB is their first introduction to programming or scientific computing in more

Dynamsoft's Barcode Reader SDK

Thursday 9th of June 2016 01:45:02 PM
What's slick about Dynamsoft's Barcode Reader SDK is that just a fewlines of code from scratch are required instead of potentially hundreds ofthem, which could save months o

How Windows 10 became malware

Thursday 9th of June 2016 12:47:51 PM
Any software — even a premier operating system — that gets onto computers through stealth means has crossed over to the dark side

Open source tools enable professional photography

Thursday 9th of June 2016 11:50:40 AM
"Having an expensive camera and Photoshop doesn't make you a professional photographer—not needing them does."I'm not sure who the original source of that quote is, but I heard it from one of my professors in college. While most focused on the "expensive camera" part of that quote, I prefer to focus on the "Photoshop" part. Historically, the topic of photography workflow on a computer always brought thoughts of older Macintosh or Apple systems. Over time, however, Windows became just as capable in most people's more

MIPS VM tech lets routers stay open despite new FCC rules

Thursday 9th of June 2016 10:53:29 AM
Imagination and prpl have demo’d secure virtualization technology that lets routers running OpenWrt on MIPS Warrior CPUs stay legal under new FCC rules. The open source prpl Foundation, which was established in 2014 by MIPS IP vendor Imagination Technologies and other companies, has proposed a way for router companies to let their U.S. customers upload […]

Manjaro Linux 16.06 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:56:18 AM
Some features to point out in this release: Kernel 4.4 LTS is used for this release, such as the latest drivers available to date. Relative to the last installation media release, our tools have been improved and polished. The Manjaro Settings Manager (MSM) now provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for installing and removing the many series of kernels we offer. Manjaro's selection of available kernels remains the most extensive of all Linux distribution we know of. At the time of this 16.06 release, eleven kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature and rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.6 release.

MATE 1.14 Desktop Environment Available for Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS, Update Now

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:59:07 AM
Ubuntu MATE project leader, Martin Wimpress, informed us just a few moments ago about the availability of the MATE 1.14 desktop environment for the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

Get ready for Google's proprietary Android. It's coming - analyst

Thursday 9th of June 2016 08:01:56 AM
Will kick away AOSP for faster upgrades, he claims. Google is preparing to seize control of Android with its own proprietary closed-source version of the mobile operating system, an analyst claims.

Basic shell commands after Putty SSH logon

Thursday 9th of June 2016 07:04:45 AM
With the rise of control panels over the years administering a server has become less challenging for beginners in the wonderful Linux world. You have WHM/cPanel, DirectAdmin, Webmin, ISPConfig, Vesta etc… control panels that ease the server management to a level that everyone will find suitable.

How Bad Is Burr-Feinstein Anti-Encryption Legislation?

Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:07:34 AM
Proposed anti-encryption legislation known as "Burr-Feinstein," filed in the wake of Apple's legal showdown with the FBI, had such broad business ramifications that apparently common sense prevailed.

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Gustavo Gómez Morales

Thursday 9th of June 2016 05:10:23 AM
The Linux Foundation’s Certification Program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that’s hungry for your skills. But, how well does the certification prepare you for the real world?

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A recent survey by the Uptime Institute of 1,000 IT executives found that 50 percent of senior enterprise IT executives expect the majority of IT workloads to reside off-premise in cloud or colocation sites in the future. Of those surveyed, 23 percent expect the shift to happen next year, and 70 percent expect that shift to occur within the next four years. Read more

Security Leftovers

  • Teardrop Attack: What Is It And How Does It Work?
    In Teardrop Attack, fragmented packets that are sent in the to the target machine, are buggy in nature and the victim’s machine is unable to reassemble those packets due to the bug in the TCP/IP fragmentation.
  • Updating code can mean fewer security headaches
    Organizations with high rates of code deployments spend half as much time fixing security issues as organizations without such frequent code updates, according to a newly released study. In its latest annual state-of-the-developer report, Devops software provider Puppet found that by better integrating security objectives into daily work, teams in "high-performing organizations" build more secure systems. The report, which surveyed 4,600 technical professionals worldwide, defines high IT performers as offering on-demand, multiple code deploys per day, with lead times for changes of less than one hour. Puppet has been publishing its annual report for five years.
  • Over half of world's top domains weak against email spoofing
    Over half of the world's most popular online services have misconfigured servers which could place users at risk from spoof emails, researchers have warned. According to Swedish cybersecurity firm Detectify, poor authentication processes and configuration settings in servers belonging to hundreds of major online domains are could put users at risk of legitimate-looking phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails.