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How to manage Vim plugins

Monday 13th of July 2015 12:12:09 PM
Vim is a versatile, lightweight text editor on Linux. While its initial learning curve can be overwhelming for an average Linux user, its benefits are completely worthy. As far as the functionality goes, Vim is fully customizable by means of plugins. Due to its high level of configuration, though, you need to spend some time […]Continue reading...The post How to manage Vim plugins appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to open a large text file on Linux How to turn Vim into a full-fledged IDE What is a good text editor on Linux? What are some obscure but useful Vim commands

Monitoring Networked Devices Powered Status

Monday 13th of July 2015 11:14:58 AM
Have you ever wanted an simple way to monitor whether a network connected device is on or off. This script may be useful if you wanted to know if your children have gone to bed at the right time or stayed up beyond their bed time. There are many other uses for this script like monitoring devices that wake on lan etc.

Linux Kernel 3.10.84 LTS Arrives with x86, ARM, and Networking Fixes

Monday 13th of July 2015 10:17:47 AM
The eighty-four maintenance release of the LTS (Long Term Supported) Linux kernel 3.10 has been announced by its maintainer, Greg Kroah-Hartman, and all users are urged to update as soon as possible.

QMPlay2 Gets a New Release, Mostly Fixes

Monday 13th of July 2015 09:20:36 AM
In the past I have reviewed QMPlay2, a video player using ffmpeg and the Qt 5 toolkit, which gets updated often and ships with some great features. The latest version is 14.07.12, released yesterday, and brings several fixes over the previous release.

Godfather Ellison’s Protection Racket

Monday 13th of July 2015 08:23:25 AM
Indeed it is, and its tactics are beginning to resemble an extortion racket, with suited Oracle thugs threatening, “Nice database you have here. It’d be a shame if something happened to it.” The leverage the company has to make this tactic work is our old pal, vendor lock-in.

How to insert code snippets on the command line without executing them

Monday 13th of July 2015 07:26:14 AM
You can store a code snippet in a shell alias or a function, but when you type the alias or function name in a BASH shell and press 'Enter', the shell executes (or tries to execute) the snippet. That's no good if the snippet is incomplete or needs editing. A simple workaround is to paste the snippet at the next shell prompt, as explained (in this article).

Boeing patents laser-powered fusion-fission jet engine (that’s truly impossible)

Monday 13th of July 2015 06:29:03 AM
Assume the brace position: Boeing has received a patent for, I kid you not, a laser-powered fusion-fission jet propulsion system. Boeing envisions that this system could replace both rocket and turbofan engines, powering everything from spacecraft to missiles to airplanes.

Hacking Team claims terrorists can now use its tools

Monday 13th of July 2015 05:09:02 AM
Hacking Team has warned that a devastating data breach it suffered will allow its spying tools to be used by criminals and terrorists.

Rare breed: Linux Mint 17.2 offers desktop familiarity and responds to user wants

Monday 13th of July 2015 03:14:40 AM
These days, the desktop OSes grabbing headlines have, for the most part, left the traditional desktop behind in favor of what's often referred to as a "shell." Typically, such an arrangement offers a search-based interface. In the Linux world, the GNOME project and Ubuntu's Unity desktop interfaces both take this approach.

Kodi 15.0 Release Candidate 2 "Isengard" Brings Multiple Fixes, Download Now

Monday 13th of July 2015 01:20:18 AM
The Kodi development team announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Kodi 15.0 media center software.

LaKademy 2015

Sunday 12th of July 2015 11:25:56 PM
The KDE Latin America Summit – LaKademy – has found its way towards establishing a regular and consolidated venue for discussing actions, making contributions of many facets, and supporting newcomers for KDE in Brazil and Latin America. The 3rd edition of LaKademy took place from 3rd to 6th June, 2015, at the Information Technology Offices of Federal University of Bahia, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Improve the performance of function calls with OpenPOWER ABI

Sunday 12th of July 2015 09:31:34 PM
This article is to explain what OpenPOWER application binary interface (ABI)introduces to improve performance of function call. Different from the 64-bit PowerPC ELF ABI Supplement 1.9 (ELF ABI v1), OpenPOWER ABI gets rid of function descriptor and doesn't require callers to initialize environment any more. Aligned with current industry practice, it makes the callees set up the TOC pointer in place, introduces dual entry to ensure the establishment as required, and uses trampoline to support lexical nesting function calls.

TWO MORE Flash zero-days emerge in Hacking Team leak – crims exploit holes

Sunday 12th of July 2015 07:37:12 PM
The use-after-free() programming flaws, for which no patches exist, are identified as CVE-2015-5122 and CVE-2015-5123. They are similar to the CVE-2015-5119 Flash bug patched last week. The 5122 and 5123 bugs let malicious Flash files execute code on victims' computers and install malware. The bugs are present in the Windows, Linux and OS X builds of the plugin.

How To Install VirtualBox 5.0 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Other Derivatives

Sunday 12th of July 2015 05:42:50 PM
Most of us know what virtual machines are but for those don't know, virtual machines are the kind of software that allow users to run other operating system within current operating system. It's the favorite for everyone to taste other operating systems without going away from main operating system. In this article I'll show you how to installPicture VM VirtualBox 5.0 in Ubuntu 15.04/14.10/Linux mint Rafaela or other derivatives.

Save Time and Effort with these Excellent Batch Image Processors

Sunday 12th of July 2015 03:48:28 PM
Batch image processors are often underrated and don't get the attention they deserve. But this type of software is worth getting familiar with. With batch image processing, a user can select a size or file type, and then convert all the selected images. This way, hundreds or thousands of images can be processed with just a few clicks. Unfortunately, there are not that many tools that do batch conversion really well. But these four tools save loads of time and effort.

Kodi 15.0 RC2 released

Sunday 12th of July 2015 01:54:06 PM
Two weeks after RC1 the second Release Candidate for Kodi 15.0 codenamed Isengard has been released and contains many improvements/bug fixes.

Install Mezzanine CMS on a Debian VPS

Sunday 12th of July 2015 11:14:13 AM
In this blog post we will show you how to install the Mezzanine CMS on a Debian 8 VPS. Mezzanine is open source content management system built using the Django framework. Some of the main features include: Blog engine, Shopping cart module, User accounts and profiles, In-line page editing ..etc.

Microsoft giving up on phones? Naaahh ... Windows 10 Mobile lumbers toward release

Sunday 12th of July 2015 09:19:51 AM
'Core quality' the focus of latest preview build. Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 10 Mobile, the version of the new OS for phones, and it has the same build number as the current version for desktop PCs.…

KDE Frameworks 5.12.0 released

Sunday 12th of July 2015 07:25:29 AM
Today the KDE team announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.12.0. This release contains many bug fixes, many updates to the Plasma Framework, the kwallet-query command-line tool was imported for the KWallet Framework, and various other changes.

Linux a viable gaming platform? Project Ascension user interface, and more open gaming news

Sunday 12th of July 2015 05:31:07 AM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Project Ascension's new user interface, new games out for Linux, and more.Open gaming roundup for July 4 - 11, 2015read more

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