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January 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Security

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 02:32:55 PM
By default, Linux is designed with a moderate amount of security in mind. For that, I am incredibly grateful. If you struggle with maintaining security in your environment, this issue hopefully will encourage and educate as opposed to making you feel guilty.

Banana Pi, Spiderman arm, and World of USO

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 12:38:33 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at 3D printing for NASA, the Banana Pi, adventures with the R language, and more!

Hats Off to Mozilla

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 10:44:11 AM
Firefox turned ten years old last November and celebrated the occasion with a new version (33.1) that featured a much-welcomed developer edition. It also featured a "forget" button that lets you backspace through time, blowing away history, cookies and open tabs: one more privacy tool for the shed.

Download the desktop version of North Korea Linux 3.0

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 08:49:49 AM
In today's open source roundup: You can now download version 3.0 of North Korea Linux. Plus: Android-x86 4.4-r2 (KitKat-x86) released, and Flappy Bird comes to Android Wear.

Cloud 5: OpenStack yearly review, Microsoft cloud ambitions and three wishes for 2015

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 06:55:27 AM
We look back at a fruitful year for OpenStack, Microsoft's cloud ambitions could mean fewer resources for Windows, and three cloud wishes for the new year.

Open source carries software-defined storage forward

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 05:01:05 AM
Software-defined storage will come into its own in 2015, and open-source software will carry it there.

Google Fiber, Net Neutrality & More…

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 03:06:43 AM
It seems that Google hasn’t always been able to gain access to infrastructure such as utility poles, ducts, conduits and rights of way in their attempt to bring speed-of-light Internet access to the U.S. one city at a time. The company claims that reclassifying service providers as common carriers would open the door and give it access.

Watch free movies with Isoplex on GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac

Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:12:21 AM
Isoplex is a free and cross-platform computer software designed in the style of the famous Popcorn Time application, giving users access to millions of movies for free. With Isoplex, you won’t have to install a BitTorrent client, locate a reliable BitTorrent website, search for your favorite movies and wait hours or even days to download them at the highest quality available (usually 1080p).

North Korea Linux 3.0 (Red Star OS) screenshot tour

Friday 2nd of January 2015 11:17:59 PM
The desktop version North Korea Linux 3.0 is finally available for download and install, thanks to the same guy who initially brought us the server version of North Korea Linux. The ISO download has been popping up all over the place on torrent sites...

Installation and getting started guide with Amazon Glacier storage on the Linux system

Friday 2nd of January 2015 09:23:37 PM
Glacier is a low cost cloud storage provided by Amazon Web Services. There are certain time limitation when retrieving your data so be sure that this is a right service for you before you decide to use Amazon Glacier service. Generally Amazon Glacier service is great for all digital archiving and backup needs, where the archived files do not need to be retrieved instantly.

A year in the life of OpenStack

Friday 2nd of January 2015 04:44:46 PM
What a year for OpenStack! With two shiny new releases, two excellent summits on opposite sides of the Atlantic, countless new features, and an ever-growing community of users and developers, it truly has been a year of progress for more

3 Ways To Create A Lightweight And Persistent Xubuntu Linux USB Drive

Friday 2nd of January 2015 02:50:24 PM
This guide shows 3 different methods for creating a persistent Xubuntu USB drive. It is the first in a series of posts looking at Xubuntu and will get you up and running with Xubuntu in a live environment.

How to set up a cross-platform backup server on Linux with BackupPC

Friday 2nd of January 2015 12:56:02 PM
Just in case you haven't been able to tell from my earlier posts on backupninja and backup-manager, I am a big backup fan. When it comes to backup, I'd rather have too much than not enough, because if the need arises, you will be grateful that you took the time and effort to generate extra […]Continue reading...The post How to set up a cross-platform backup server on Linux with BackupPC appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to synchronize files between two servers bidirectionally How to create a secure incremental offsite backup in Linux with Duplicity How to back up a Debian system using backupninja How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to block unwanted IP addresses on Linux efficiently

Install MODX on a Debian 7 VPS

Friday 2nd of January 2015 10:09:49 AM
The following tutorial will guide you through the details on how to install and run MODX on a Debian 7 VPS.

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 13.2 (GNOME)

Friday 2nd of January 2015 06:21:05 AM
This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 13.2 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

What is Redis?

Friday 2nd of January 2015 04:26:43 AM
Redis is good for prototyping, shared memory, messaging, caching and maximum performance. It might be used orthogonally and/or complementary to your SQL relation store, and/or NoSQL document store (e.g. MongoDB, RethinkDB, ElasticSearch).

Docker in 5 minutes

Friday 2nd of January 2015 02:32:21 AM
Vincent Batts, who works at Red Hat on Docker and OpenShift technologies, explains Docker and Linux Containers (LXC). Containers have been around for a few years, being introduced into the Linux kernel in 2008, but Docker has brought new attention to them this year. So what's the big deal around Docker?read more

A FOSS Wish List for 2015

Friday 2nd of January 2015 12:37:59 AM
“When you order a computer with Dell Mint, not only are you getting a superior operating system which has been specifically matched for peak performance on all quality Dell computers, you’ll receive added value as well. Unlike our Windows products, all Dell Mint computers come with all of the software you’re likely to need at no extra cost. And in case you need software that’s not installed, each Dell Mint computer can connect to the free Dell Software Center so you can download and install additional software, completely free of charge. As an added bonus, each and every Dell Mint computer comes with free telephone technical support for 30 days for all the software installed.”

Remixing open source games with Creative Commons content

Thursday 1st of January 2015 10:43:37 PM
One of the great things about open source is that you're free to modify and redistribute it in whichever way you like. This is real creative freedom that I support. All of my apps and games are open source. A while back, I helped fund the opening of some game music and art assets to the public. Being in the public domain (or having a Creative Commons license, as these art assets now do) allows for public remixing and free use of the content. Gotta love more

Want to have your server pwned? Easy: Run PHP

Thursday 1st of January 2015 08:49:15 PM
Over three-quarters of all installs are insecure, research showsMore than 78 per cent of all PHP installations are running with at least one known security vulnerability, a researcher has found.…

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Linux Kernel 3.19-Rc6 Released

Linux Kernel 3.19-Rc6 Released

One more rc released today shortening time period for the final release. Each release sees a new changes and fixes and this one is slightly smaller but as always better.

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Ubuntu Flavors 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 Released


Ubuntu flavors 15.04 alpha 2 has been released for testing. Ubuntu Unity does not take part in the alpha releases. Flavors like Kylin, Ubuntu Gnome, Lubuntu and Kubuntu alpha 2 relases are available.

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MBARI testing the waters with open source camera

“There is a movement to have open source oceanographic equipment,” said Chad Kecy, lead designer and MBARI engineer. “Anyone could take our designs and modify them for specific needs they have. It’s just a less expensive and easier way of getting cameras in the water.” Read more

Fixing unperceived errors in my X Windows configuration

Last week I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade X Windows to the latest version available in the main Portage tree. After rebooting, X Windows, GLX and Direct Rendering worked fine as usual. So everything was good. Well, not quite. Although the installation was working properly, there were still some long-standing messages in the X.Org log file that indicated my installation was not configured completely correctly. I had ignored them for too long and resolved to find their causes and eliminate them. Here is what I did.

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