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Online Backup Solutions for Ubuntu Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 08:42:35 PM
Online cloud backups should be a part of your overall backup plan, but it’s crucial that your data is secure, encrypted, and backed up automatically. Here are a few online backup tools that aim to make cloud backups easy for desktop Linux users. Here is an updated look at five solutions for off-site online backups for Ubuntu that all work with the upcoming 18.04 release.

Triada Malware Preinstalled on Low-Cost Android Phones – Here’s How to Beat It

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:28:15 PM
Recently there’s been a nasty spike of malware found in a large number of low-cost Android phones. This Triada malware is installed during the manufacturing process of the phone, and you can’t just uninstall it.

Fedora Podcast 003 - Fedora Modularity

Friday 16th of March 2018 06:13:55 PM
Episode 003 of the Fedora Podcast is now available. In Episode 003 features developer and software architect Langdon White from the Fedora Modularity team. Langdon also leads the Fedora Modularity objective.

How to Install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:59:34 PM
In this tutorial, we will install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04, with Apache web server, MariaDB, and PHP. TYPO3 is completely free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP. It allows users to create websites even if they don’t have an experience in web development. TYPO3 is very easy to use and it is an effective tool for small sites as well as multilingual sites of large corporations, and it makes it a great alternative to the most popular CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Installing TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04 is fairly easy task, just follow the steps below carefully

How to reset a Windows password with Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:45:14 PM
If you (or someone you know) ever forget your Windows password, you[he]#039[/he]ll be glad to know about chntpw, a neat Linux utility that you can use to reset a Windows password. For this how-to, I created a Windows virtual machine and set the password to pass123 on my user account, Archit-PC. I also created a Live USB with Fedora 27 using the Fedora Media Writer application.

How to avoid humiliating newcomers: A guide for advanced developers

Friday 16th of March 2018 02:30:54 PM
To sustain an open source community's growth, we need to welcome new developers. Unfortunately, we are not always a welcoming bunch.

How to apply systems thinking in DevOps

Friday 16th of March 2018 01:16:34 PM
For most organizations, adopting DevOps requires a mindset shift. Unless you understand the core of DevOps, you might think it's hype or just another buzzword—or worse, you might believe you have already adopted DevOps because you are using the right tools.Let’s dig deeper into what DevOps means, and explore how to apply systems thinking in your organization.read more

Hybrid cloud security: 5 key strategies

Friday 16th of March 2018 12:02:13 PM
Once you know hybrid cloud security basics, you need these strategies to mitigate issues.

Intel Says Its Next Chips Will Be Fully Protected Against Spectre Vulnerability

Friday 16th of March 2018 10:47:53 AM
Intel released a statement on Thursday to inform us all that it has found new methods to protect its future processors against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that were unearthed earlier this year.

Meet the Scarlett Johansson PostgreSQL malware attack

Friday 16th of March 2018 09:33:33 AM
VIDEO: An image of the popular actress is being used as a malware attack vector on the open-source DBMS PostgreSQL.

Alexa development board runs Linux on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

Friday 16th of March 2018 08:19:13 AM
Gumstix has launched a version of its Linux-driven Chatterbox Alexa Voice Service development board designed for the RPi Compute Module, and updated its AeroCore 2 drone controller for the DragonBoard 410C. Gumstix has developed a variation on its recently announced Chatterbox for the Colibri iMX7 that is instead powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module. […]

How to Install AbanteCart on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:04:53 AM
AbanteCart is a free, open-source e-commerce platform based on PHP language. It comes with powerful features including, support for digital and tangible products, support for a variety of payment gateways, SEO Friendly, Mobile support, Fast and secure.

Raspbian Remix Lets You Create Your Own Spin That You Can Install on PC or Mac

Friday 16th of March 2018 05:50:32 AM
Developer Arne Exton announced today the release of the third iteration of its Raspbian PIXEL remix rebased on the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system and synced with the upstream changes.

3 best practices for securing Kubernetes environments

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:36:12 AM
The Kubernetes orchestration platform is such a gigantic open source project that its evolution is inherently rapid. The pace of change significantly increases the importance of adhering to security best practices when using the ever-changing Kubernetes platform to automate deployment, scaling, and management of containerized cloud-native applications.read more

Install LEMP Stack on CentOS 7

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:21:52 AM
In this series, we will show you how to install Nginx, generate a free Let’e Encrypt SSL certificate, install and secure MariaDB and install PHP 7.x. The term LEMP is an acronym of the names of its four open-source components.

Linus Bashes CTS Labs, GNOME 3.28 Released, Project ACRN and More

Friday 16th of March 2018 02:07:32 AM
Linus Torvalds bashes CTS Labs' AMD chip report, calling it "more like stock manipulation than a security advisory...

How to Play Rubik’s Cube in Linux Terminal with nrubik

Friday 16th of March 2018 12:53:12 AM
While there are many Inventive games that pushed the boundaries of what’s possible for puzzle games, there were no n-curses-based Rubik’s Cube for the Unix console, until now.

How to use Ansible to set up system monitoring with Prometheus

Thursday 15th of March 2018 11:38:52 PM
In summer 2017, I wrote two how-to articles about using Ansible. After the first article, I planned to show examples of the copy, systemd, service, apt, yum, virt, and user modules.read more

Oracle Patches Spectre for Red Hat

Thursday 15th of March 2018 10:24:32 PM
Red Hat's Spectre remediation currently requires new microcode for a complete fix, which leaves most x86 processors vulnerable as they lack this update. Oracle has released new retpoline kernels which completely remediate Meltdown and Spectre on all compatible CPUs, which I install and test on CentOS here.

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 Beta From Ubuntu 17.10

Thursday 15th of March 2018 09:10:12 PM
This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 Beta from Ubuntu 17.10.

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Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Beta 2, Replacement for gksu

  • The Unique Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Beta 2
    It is the most unique among the Official Flavors in the 18.04. It's the only to bring Chromium browser, and it gives you the unique Budgie Desktop experiences. It is really a good place for everyone who wants new, distinct desktop experience with modern version of software and broad space to explore. And ultimately it is still available for 32 bit, which has been abandoned by Ubuntu original. We will wait until the planned release on April 26.
  • Welcome To The (Ubuntu) Bionic Age: Behind communitheme: interviewing Frederik
    My name is Frederik, I live in Germany and I am working as a java software developer in my daily job. I am using Ubuntu since 5 years and quickly started to report bugs and issues when they jumped into my face. Apart from that, I like good music, and beautiful software. I also make my own music in my free time.
  • gksu Removed From Ubuntu, Here's The Recommended Replacement
    gksu is used to allow elevating your permissions when running graphical applications, for example in case you want to run a graphical text editor as root to edit a system file, or to be able to remove or add a file to a system folder.
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OSS Leftovers

  • Open source crucial to Orange as it prepares for ONAP deployment
    Orange has long played a key part in the testing and adoption of ONAP, dating back to when its ECOMP predecessor was created by AT&T as a platform for managing a software-defined network. The move to open source and its development as the ONAP project has made the platform a key component of the new telco open networking movement. But why should other telcos look to ONAP as they embark on their network transformation strategies, and how does it help enable the automated network that will lead to new business opportunities?
  • Lessons from OpenStack Telemetry: Deflation
    At some point, the rules relaxed on new projects addition with the Big Tent initiative, allowing us to rename ourselves to the OpenStack Telemetry team and splitting Ceilometer into several subprojects: Aodh (alarm evaluation functionality) and Panko (events storage). Gnocchi was able to join the OpenStack Telemetry party for its first anniversary.
  • Dev-tools in 2018
    This is a bit late (how is it the middle of April already?!), but the dev-tools team has lots of exciting plans for 2018 and I want to talk about them! [...] We're creating two new teams - Rustdoc, and IDEs and editors - and going to work more closely with the Cargo team. We're also spinning up a bunch of working groups. These are more focused, less formal teams, they are dedicated to a single tool or task, rather than to strategy and decision making. Primarily they are a way to let people working on a tool work more effectively. The dev-tools team will continue to coordinate work and keep track of the big picture.
  • Nonny de la Peña & the Power of Immersive Storytelling
    This week, we’re highlighting VR’s groundbreaking potential to take audiences inside stories with a four part video series. There aren’t many examples of creators doing that more effectively and powerfully than Nonny de la Peña. Nonny de la Peña is a former correspondent for Newsweek, the New York Times and other major outlets. For more than a decade now, de la Peña has been focused on merging her passion for documentary filmmaking with a deep-seeded expertise in VR. She essentially invented the field of “immersive journalism” through her company, Emblematic Group.
  • Collabora Online 3.2 Brings More Powerful Features to LibreOffice in the Cloud
    Michael Meeks of the Collabora Productivity has the pleasure of informing Softpedia today on the availability of Collabora Online 3.2, the second point release of the Collabora Online 3 series that promises yet another layer of new features and improvements to the enterprise-ready, cloud-based office suite. Based on the LibreOffice 6.1 open-source office suite, Collabora Online 3.2 introduces support for creating and inserting charts into Writer and Impress documents, and the ability to validate data in Calc, which might come in handy for engineers who want to do a final assembly inspection on their tablets, as well as to collaborate with their colleagues to ensure all tests are passed by a complete product.
  • Oracle demands dev tear down iOS app that has 'JavaScript' in its name
    Oracle, claims developer Zhongmin Steven Guo, has demanded that Apple remove an app he created because it contains the trademarked term "JavaScript." The app in question, published by Guo's Tyanya Software LLC – which appears to be more a liability shield than a thriving software business – is titled "HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, Snippet Editor." The name, Guo explains in a Hacker News comment, was chosen in an effort to "game the App Store ranking by adding all the keywords to the app name."
  • FoundationDB is Open Source
    Starting today, FoundationDB starts its next chapter as an open source project! FoundationDB is a distributed datastore, designed from the ground up to be deployed on clusters of commodity hardware. These clusters scale well as you add machines, automatically heal from hardware failures, and have a simple API. The key-value store supports fully global, cross-row ACID transactions. That's the highest level of data consistency possible. What does this mean for you? Strong consistency makes your application code simpler, your data models more efficient, and your failure modes less surprising. The great thing is that FoundationDB is already well-established — it's actively developed and has years of production use. We intend to drive FoundationDB forward as a community project and we welcome your participation.
  • Apple Open Sources FoundationDB, Releases Code On GitHub
    Back in 2015, Apple bought FoundationDB, a NoSQL database company. It created a distributed database of the same name designed to deal with large masses of structured data across clusters of servers. In a recent development, Apple has shared the FoundationDB core and turned it into an open source project.
  • Microsoft offers limited-time 30 percent discount on SQL Server on Linux [Ed: Microsoft is googlebombing Linux again and as I predicted it would be done only to help Microsoft sell malicious proprietary software. Mary Jo Foley is like Microsoft marketing at CBS. In this case she promotes proprietary software. She also says "SQL Server on Linux" (no such thing exists, it's an illusion).]
  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time: April 20th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC
    Help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. Every Friday we meet on IRC in the #fsf channel on irc.freenode.org. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. Each entry in the Directory contains a wealth of useful information, from basic category and descriptions, to providing detailed info about version control, IRC channels, documentation, and licensing info that has been carefully checked by FSF staff and trained volunteers.
  • Researchers deliver open-source simulator for cyber physical systems
    Cyber physical systems (CPS) are attracting more attention than ever thanks to the rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its combination with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the cloud. These interacting networks of physical and computational components will provide the foundation of critical infrastructure, form the basis of ‘smart’ services, and improve the quality of life in areas ranging from energy and environment to transportation and healthcare. CPS technologies are already transforming the way people interact with engineered systems in the ‘real’ or ‘physical’ world, just as the internet has transformed the way people interact with information. Yet, due to their complexity, the developers of CPS face a major problem: the lack of simulation tools and models for their design and analysis.
  • Creators face an evolving challenge protecting IP
    The GNU General Public License, under which the operating system Linux and much open-source software is shared, is another example of copyleft. Open-source software, where programs are worked on together by loosely connected developer communities rather than traditional software houses, show one way IP can be shared without stifling innovation. Linux, the mobile operating system Android and the database system MySQL have all achieved widespread adoption, and are continually innovating despite, or perhaps because of, being open source.
  • Emerging Tech Speaker Series Talk with Rian Wanstreet
    This is an opportunity for the open source community, as alternative technologies and platforms are being developed which provide farmers the ability to farm outside of walled gardens. From open source seed initiatives, to open farm technologies, to data platform cooperatives, there is a small, but growing, collaborative movement that recognizes that farmers are at a critical moment: they can help to establish tools that advance freedom, or accept machines that foster dependencies.
  • Williamson Schools to develop open source social studies curriculum
    The open source science curriculum saved the district about $3.3 million. An open source social studies curriculum may post similar savings, with estimates at about $3.5-4 million, Gaddis said.
  • Large Open-Source Data Set Released to Help Train Algorithms Spot Malware
    For the first time, a large dataset has been released by a security firm to help AI research and training of machine learning models that statically detect malware. The data set released by cybersecurity firm Endgame is called EMBER is a collection of more than a million representations of benign and malicious Windows-portable executable files. Hyrum Anderson, Endgame's technical director of data science who worked on EMBER, says: "This dataset fills a void in the information security machine learning community: a benign/malicious dataset that is large, open and general enough to cover several interesting use cases. ... [We] hope that the dataset, code and baseline model provided by EMBER will help invigorate machine learning research for malware detection, in much the same way that benchmark datasets have advanced computer vision research."

Android Leftovers