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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Attic Labs' new open source database, open source firmware on TP-Link routers, and more.Open source news roundup for July 31-August 6, 2016read more
How many times have you been in a situation where the drive housing your VirtualBox virtual machines ran out of space? Or maybe you were simply migrating from one server or drive to another? When that happened, you may have discovered that VirtualBox doesn't have a built-in tool to help you move those VMs. It is, however, possible...albeit a bit convoluted.
Pimeroni’s Enviro pHAT is a $20 Raspberry Pi HAT add-on that provides sensors including temperature/pressure, light/color, motion, and ADC. The Enviro pHAT, available at Pimeroni in the UK and Adafruit in the US, is a Raspberry Pi HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) add-on with four multipurpose sensors that provide up to 10 different sensor variables. […]
A handful of reports surfacing on social media suggest, anecdotally, that the Windows 10 anniversary may interfere with, affect and even delete other partitions on the same disk.
A round up of this week in Linux.
In this week's Top 5, we highlight open source alternatives to Evernote, a my Linux story from Brazil, thoughts on and a list of graphic design tools, part 5 of Seth Kenlon's Git series, and a guide to bug fixes that goes beyond triage.
Welcome to part 5 of our Linux Foundation Certified Engineer Training Course sneak peek blog. In today’s offering, we look at commands for starting, stopping system services using init, upstart, and systemd, and managing transient system services with xinetd.
A new OTA (Over the Air) update of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system is in development for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices, the OTA-13, which should land in the first week of September 2016.
Hay! Linux newbies. Have you ever corrupted your Computer while you're experimenting something? I am sure you would have. It often happens that you wanna try out new commands, or install beta updates that crash your computer on the very next restart. In this article, I'll walk you through the 5 Linux distributions that can work as Linux data recovery tools. So let's get started
Also included: FCC requires TP-Link to allow users to install open source firmware on routers, five new distro releases, new releases of LibreOffice and KDE Plasma, and Microsoft releases Skype 1.3 Alpha for Linux.
The latest version of the Tor project was released this week, offeringgreater security and anonymity to individuals and organizations. Here'swhy you should care.
You probably already know of rsync and other command-line tools that enable Linux to handle backups in incredibly flexible ways. But, what if you prefer a GUI for such tasks? Where do you turn?
Apache Tomcat (previously known as Jakarta Tomcat) or simply Tomcat, is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation.
In this tutorial, we I will show you how to install and configure PostgreSQL replication by using hot standby mode. PostgreSQL or Postgres is an open source object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) with more than 15 years of active development. It's a powerful database server and can handle high workloads.
Does dropping an infected USB drive in a parking work when it comes to a hacker luring its prey into a digital trap? The answer is a resounding yes. At Black Hat USA, security researcher Elie Bursztein shared the results of an experiment where he dropped 297 USB drives with phone-home capabilities on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.
Tails, an encrypted and anonymous OS that bundles widely used open source privacy tools on a tiny device, is one of the most secure operating systems in the world. The Linux distribution rose to popularity when it was revealed Edward Snowden relied on Tails to secure his identity while sharing NSA secrets with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras. In the past half decade, Tails has been embraced as an essential security suite by journalists, hackers, and IT workers.
An ode to the flexibility of Linux desktop environments. If you've ever had to decide between working at home or at a coffee shop, you know the idea of choosing a work space is important. Linux desktops give that same kind of choice and flexibility to your operating system.
In part 1, we learned how to make simple automated unencrypted and encrypted backups. In this article, I will show you how to fine-tune your file selection, and how to backup your encryption keys.
Open source is often the heart of many civic technology solutions because using open source leverages the minds of many. Small web solution providers, in particular, often turn to open source as a way to deliver services without having to reinvent the wheel. I recently found out about Digital Deployment, a civic web solution provider in Sacramento, that leverages open source, and so I asked them to share their story with me.read more
BlackBerry has filed a patent lawsuit (PDF) against internet telephony firm Avaya. The dispute marks a turning point for Blackberry, which pushed into the Android market last year but has been struggling. In making its case that Avaya should pay royalties, BlackBerry's focus is squarely on its rear-view mirror. The firm argues that it should be paid for its history of innovation going back nearly 20 years.