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New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 10:03:27 PM
A destructive ransomware program deletes files from web servers and asks administrators for money to return them, though it's not clear if attackers can actually deliver on this promise.

Installing BlackArch Linux on a Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:54:50 PM
Would you like to use a Raspberry Pi as a topflight security tool? Here’s how to install BlackArch Linux on a Pi to get you on your way.

3 copyright tips for students and educators

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 07:46:13 PM
Copyright is a really complicated topic, and when it comes to online use of creative works, accidentally crossing the line between fair use and a copyright violation is easy. How do you know what is copyrighted? Recently Frederico Morando (Creative Commons, Italy) and I presented a training session on understanding copyright policies at Wikimania 2016.read more

Tools To Password Protect Folder In Linux

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 06:37:36 PM
Most of the time, having a password protected user is all you need to keep your files private and protected from prying eyes. There are those few times when you need to allow access to your account to another person, sometimes there are folders or files you would like to keep away from being accessed. Now we can password protect folder with several handy tools. In the Windows world, these tools are quite easily available for Windows but today we will look at a few options available for the Linux user.

Install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 05:28:59 PM
Ruby on Rails is a full stack web application framework which provides default structures for databases, web services and web pages. It is used by many developers since it makes the application development very simple. In this tutorial we will show you how to install Ruby on Rails on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system.

Jarvis, Please Lock the Front Door

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 04:20:22 PM
Years ago, we put out a request for articles on home automation. Aboutthe time Eureka came out on TV, people wanted to have their very ownSARAH (Self Actuated Residential Automated Habitat), and it seemed likethe perfect time for nerds everywhere to make their houses smart.

How to setup an SFTP server on CentOS

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 03:11:45 PM
This tutorial explains how to setup and use an SFTP server on CentOS. Before I start, let me explain what actually SFTP represents and what it is used for. SFTP stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol or Secure File Transfer Protocol. It uses a separate protocol packaged with SSH to provide a secure connection.

An introduction to Linux network routing

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 01:12:53 PM
In June when I discussed basic network configuration, one thing I did not talk about then is routing. This article provides a very brief introduction to routing for Linux computers, designed for understanding simple environments.read more

Starting with Linux in the early days

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 10:58:45 AM
Linus Torvalds created Linux, but many others, both developers and executives, helped make it the world[he]#039[/he]s most successful operating system. Here[he]#039[/he]s how they became involved with Linux.

How to Add Remote Linux Host on Icinga2 Server to monitor

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 09:50:08 AM
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Enlightenment 0.21.2 Desktop Environment Adds Wayland Support for EFL 1.18.0

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:41:31 AM
A new maintenance update of the lightweight Enlightenment open-source desktop environment has been released recently for Linux kernel-based operating systems, version 0.21.2.

Meet USBee, the malware that uses USB drives to covertly jump airgaps

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 07:32:53 AM
In 2013, a document leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden illustrated how a specially modified USB device allowed spies to surreptitiously siphon data out of targeted computers, even when they were physically severed from the Internet or other networks.

Cool Linux Command-Line Image Management Hacks

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 06:24:16 AM
Feh and the identify command are two of the tools I use for viewing and managing images on Linux. They are fast, flexible, and can be stuffed into scripts for automating operations, which is especially valuable when you work with artists or marketing people who have large image galleries to maintain.

Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition Officially Released Based on Slackware 14.2, Xfce 4.12

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 05:15:39 AM
After being in development for the past three months, the Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition operating system has finally hit the stable channels and it is now available for download.

Fedora 24 review: The year’s best Linux distro is puzzlingly hard to recommend

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 04:07:02 AM
Fedora 24 is very near the best Linux distro release I've used, and certainly the best release I have tested this year. Considering 2016 has welcomed new offerings like Mint 18 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, that says a great deal about the Fedora project's latest work. But like many Fedora releases before it, even Fedora 24 got off to a rocky start.

Forking Docker will lead to more fragmentation

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 02:58:25 AM
The New Stack then summarized all of the weekend discussions going on in a new blog post and discussed that a fork of Docker may arise. Is a fork really the best answer? Let’s take a look.

Fedora 25 Alpha Officially Released with Linux Kernel 4.8, Wayland & GNOME 3.22

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 01:38:22 AM
The Fedora Project was pleased to announce the immediate availability for download and public testing of the Alpha pre-release build of the upcoming Fedora 25 operating system.

Red Hat Rebrands Virtualization Technology in New Release

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 12:35:28 AM
Red Hat Virtualization 4 launched as the open-source vendor works to remain relevant in a world that VMware dominates.

Linux Kernel Developers on 25 Years of Linux

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 11:32:34 PM
One of the key accomplishments of Linux over the past 25 years has been the “professionalization” of open source. What started as a small passion project for creator Linus Torvalds in 1991, now runs most of modern society -- creating billions of dollars in economic value and bringing companies from diverse industries across the world to work on the technology together.

How to create multiple profiles for Unity launcher in Ubuntu using launcher-list-indicator

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 10:29:40 PM
If you are on Ubuntu Linux and use the Unity desktop (which is the default desktop environment for the Linux distribution for quite some time now), you'd agree that launching an application through Unity's launcher bar is only convenient as long as the app icon is there right in front of your eyes. However sadly, that's not usually the case when you use your Ubuntu box for more than one purposes, as most of the times, because of the sheer number of apps, icon corresponding the one you want to launch is buried somewhere at the bottom of the launcher.

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LLVM News

  • Pairing LLVM JIT With PostgreSQL Can Speed Up Database Performance
    Using the LLVM JIT with PostgreSQL can vastly speed up the query execution performance and shows off much potential but it hasn't been mainlined yet. Dmitry Melnik presented at this month's LLVM Cauldron over speeding up the query execution performance of PostgreSQL by using LLVM. Particularly with complex queries, the CPU becomes the bottleneck for PostgreSQL rather than the disk. LLVM JIT is used for just-in-time compilation of queries.
  • LLVM Cauldron 2016 Videos, Slides Published
    The inaugural LLVM Cauldron conference happened earlier this month ahead of the GNU Tools Cauldron in Hebden Bridge, UK. All of the slides and videos from this latest LLVM conference are now available.

A quick introduction to Audacity for teachers

School's back in session, and kids love the creative arts. One of my favorite open source creative tools is Audacity, the open source audio recorder and editor. Students love manipulating digital sound with Audacity: making podcasts, learning languages, recording interviews, and recording and mixing music. I use it to record podcasts for students to provide instructions about classroom procedures and tests. Foreign language students use Audacity to record and play back their lessons. Students can download music and other types of audio tracks for sharing and re-use from Creative Commons and Wikimedia, and dub their own voices onto music tracks, the sounds of birds chirping, whales and dolphins in their natural habitats, and more. Read more

KDE's Kirigami UI Framework for Mobile and Convergent Apps Hits 1.1 Milestone

On September 26, 2016, the KDE developers proudly announced the availability of the first point release for their recently introduced Kirigami UI framework to create mobile and convergent applications. Read more

How Red Hat is making money on the public cloud with a hybrid approach

Red Hat hasn't traditionally played much of a part in public clouds, a fact its CEO Jim Whitehurst underscored in Red Hat's recent earnings call. Though the company is now dabbling in a true elastic/consumption-based delivery and pricing model via OpenShift, Red Hat remains a primarily on-premises business that only feints toward a true cloud model in terms of service delivery. Ironically, the hybrid cloud may be the trend that gets Red Hat fully planted in the public cloud. Read more