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7 Things to Know About Today's DDoS Attacks

Thursday 31st of August 2017 09:10:11 AM
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks continue to be a weapon of choice among threat actors seeking to extort money from victims, disrupt operations, conceal data-exfiltration activities, further hacktivist causes, or even to carry out cyberwar.

How to use the motd file to get Linux users to pay attention

Thursday 31st of August 2017 07:50:08 AM
Configuring login messages on Linux servers has gotten more complex and dynamic. But those types of messages, such as 'message of the day,' still have value. In this article, we look at the message of the day setup on an Ubuntu server to decipher how the process works.

Linux-based mobile access router features Cisco 5921 ESR

Thursday 31st of August 2017 06:30:04 AM
Eurotech’s rugged, Linux-driven “BoltMAR 20-11” mobile access router offers Cisco 5921 ESR software, dual Ethernet ports, and WiFi, GPS, and cellular links. As we write this, rescuers continue to ply the flooded streets of Houston looking for survivors of Hurricane Harvey. It occurs to us that Eurotech’s BoltMAR 20-11 might come in very handy in […]

Make a Github Pages blog with Pelican

Thursday 31st of August 2017 05:10:01 AM
Pelican is a utility that lets you create beautiful weblogs using just text files. The files can be in reStructured Text or Markdown formats, which are both simple to learn. Like other blog software, you can make both timed posts and static pages. Pelican supports feeds, external analytics tools, and can import from WordPress or other feeds.

OpenStack Pike Debuts Re-Defining the Open-Source Cloud Platform

Thursday 31st of August 2017 03:49:58 AM
The 16th release of OpenStack now uses the open-source Python 3.5 programming language and provides new standalone project component options.

Linux fgrep Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

Thursday 31st of August 2017 02:29:54 AM
While grep is a well-known Linux command (we've already covered it in detail), do you know that there exist two different variants of this tool? Yes, these are egrep and fgrep. In this tutorial, we will discuss the latter (fgrep) using easy to understand examples.

How to Install Laravel on a DirectAdmin Server

Thursday 31st of August 2017 01:09:51 AM
In this article, we will show you how to install Laravel on CentOS 7 VPS with DirectAdmin control panel. Laravel is a popular, open-source PHP web application framework with expressive and elegant syntax. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for a DirectAdmin VPS.

3 open source Python GUI frameworks

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 11:49:47 PM
There comes a time in the journey of most any programmer when they are ready to branch out past the basic examples and start to build a graphical interface to their program.In Python, the steps to get started with GUI programming are not terribly complex, but they do require the user to begin making some choices. By its nature as a general purpose programming language with interpreters available across every common operating system, Python has to be fairly agnostic as to the choices it presents for creating graphical user more

How to create reproducible build environments with Rebuild

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:29:44 PM
Building modern software in a predictable and repeatable way isn't easy. The overwhelming number of software dependencies and the need to isolate conflicting components presents numerous challenges in managing build environments.Although there are many tools aimed at mitigating this challenge, there are two approaches most of them take: either they rely on package managers to preserve and replicate package sets, or they use virtual or physical machines with preconfigured more

How to Monitor Linux System Health and Performance with Netdata

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 09:09:41 PM
Looking to monitor Linux system performance? Netdata is a lightweight tool for health monitoring & distributed real time performance of Linux machines.

Cloud Explorer v11 is out!

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:49:37 PM
Cloud Explorer is a powerful Amazon S3 client with unique features.

Mentoring: Your path to immortality

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 06:29:34 PM
Have you ever wondered why some open source projects have better luck than others when it comes to attracting and retaining enthusiastic contributors? Here are a few ways open source projects can improve their chances of getting—and keeping—the kinds of contributors who help make projects more

Install Ubuntu 16.04 Persistently on a USB Drive

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 05:09:31 PM
In this article we are going to cover how to install a linux distro to a USB Drive that allows you to use the usb drive as you would normally use the devices hard disk.

Today is a Good Day to Learn Python

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 03:49:28 PM
The cool thing about Linux and FOSS is also an aggravating thing, which is that sometimes there's too much of a good thing. There is such an abundance of goodies that it can be overwhelming. So I am here to help you decide which programming language you should learn next, and that is Python. Oh, yes, it is.

Howto guide : Release elastic IP in AWS along with Elastic IP pricing model.

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 02:29:25 PM
Learn how to disassociate elastic IP from EC2 and how to release elastic IP in AWS with screenshots. Also, understand how elastic IP is billed and cost of billing.

8 open source Android apps for education

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 01:09:22 PM
With a new school year beginning in many areas, now is a great time for parents, students, and educators to try out apps that can help with the learning experience. The following eight apps can turn an Android phone or tablet into a tool to help a student learn and study. They are all open source and all of them are available from the F-Droid repository, so you easily add these apps to any phone that is configured to allow apps from external more

Sysadmin 101: Ticketing

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 11:49:19 AM
This is the third in a series of articles on system administratorfundamentals where I focuson some lessons I've learnedthrough the years that might be obvious to longtime sysadmins, but newsto someone just coming into this position.

What you should know about CephFS

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:29:15 AM
Today, new storage system interfaces are created regularly to resolve emerging challenges in distributed storage. For example, Amazon Simple Storage Service [S3] (an opaque object store) and Amazon Elastic Block Storage [EBS] (a virtual machine image provider) both provide an essential, scalable storage service within a cloud ecosystem; however even with these new technologies, the conventional file system remains the most-widely used storage interface in computing.

Linux and Open Source on the Move in Embedded, Says Survey

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 09:09:12 AM
AspenCore has released the results of an embedded technology survey of its EETimes and Embedded readers. The survey indicates that open source operating systems like Linux and FreeRTOS continue to dominate, while Microsoft Embedded and other proprietary platforms are declining.

Bookworm: A Simple yet Magnificent eBook Reader for Linux

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:49:09 AM
If you are looking for an effective eBook reader for Linux, Bookworm will serve your purpose. Bookworm is an open source eBook reader with an easy and simple layout supporting different file formats like epub, pdf, mobi, cbr and cbz. Supporting cbr and cbz files mean that you can also use it for reading comics on Linux.

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New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more

Linux 4.14 Is Up To Around 23.2 Million Lines Of Code

While I usually look at the Linux kernel code size following each merge window, I am a few days late this time around due to busy Xeon/EPYC benchmarking and XDC2017. Anyhow, Linux 4.14 is showing some weight gains but nothing too bad. Linux 4.14 has been another busy cycle with a lot of happenings from finally seeing Heterogeneous Memory Management merged to a lot of other new core functionality plus the always fun and exciting changes and new support happening in driver space. See our Linux 4.14 feature overview for a rundown on the new functionality. Read more

Today in Techrights

10 Best Free Photo Editors For Linux

Linux has come a long way in terms of the applications that are available for the platform. Whatever your specific needs are, you can be sure that there are at least a few applications available for you to use. Today, we'll look at 10 free photo editors for Linux, and I must say, there are a lot of image editing tools available. This post selects just 10 of these awesome tools and talks about them briefly looking at what makes them stand out. In no particular order, let's get started. Read