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Devuan Beta Release

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 01:04:16 AM
After two years in development, a beta release of the Devuan distro has made it into the world (Devuan is a registered trademark of the Dyne.org foundation). Devuan is a very Debian-ish distro.

Huge number of sites imperiled by critical image-processing vulnerability

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 12:01:22 AM
A large number of websites are vulnerable to a simple attack that allows hackers to execute malicious code hidden inside booby-trapped images.

Aging and bloated OpenSSL is purged of 2 high-severity bugs

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 10:58:28 PM
Maintainers of the OpenSSL cryptographic library have patched high-severity holes that could make it possible for attackers to decrypt login credentials or execute malicious code on Web servers.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 46.0.1 to Fix Bugs and Limit Sync Registration Updates

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 09:55:34 PM
Mozilla today, May 3, pushed the first point release of the recently launched Firefox 46.0 web browser to all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

What the heck is HPE up to with its cloud?

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 07:28:25 PM
HPE[he]#039[/he]s cloud story remains complicated. While the company has left the public cloud behind, it will continue to offer its OpenStack-based Helion 3.0 as a private cloud.

Xubuntu 16.04 - not for Linux beginners

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 06:25:31 PM
ConclusionXubuntu 16.04 felt very polished, snappy and easy for me. There were no issues or bugs that I noticed while running it in a Live mode.The only downside that I would like to mention is the set of applications. It is minimalistic, if not barebones.

Solving university needs with Drupal

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 05:22:37 PM
A veteran of the web publishing and sports media industries, Jeff Diecks leads professional services and client delivery at Mediacurrent and is an active member of the Drupal community. Jeff also organizes events for his local Louisiana Drupal Users Group and Drupalcamp New Orleans.read more

Install MongoDB with RockMongo on CentOS 7

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 04:19:43 PM
In this article we will show you how to install MongoDB with RockMongo on a CentOS 7 VPS. MongoDB is a NoSQL document-oriented database and it is cross-platform which makes the process of data integration faster and much easier.

Performance monitoring with Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 03:16:49 PM
This tutorial shows the installation and configuration of Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). Monitorix is a free, lightweight, open source monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible on servers and desktops. It consists mainly of two programs: a collector, called Monitorix, which is a Perl daemon that is started automatically as a system service, and a CGI script called monitorix.cgi. Since 3.0 version Monitorix includes its own HTTP server built in, so you aren't forced to install a third-party web server to use it.

How to plot a bar graph on Gnuplot

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 02:13:55 PM
A bar graph is a plot which visualizes data values using proportional-size bars. Bar charts are useful when you want to compare multiple items among different categories. As you can imagine, they are much more effective than a table of numerical data.

Appreciating the full power of open

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 01:11:01 PM
Last year was a big year for open source. As Wired put it, 2015 was the year open source software "went nuclear". More people than ever seem to realize the power of open—not just as a programming methodology, but as a better way to accomplish just about anything.read more

The Sun Shines Through the Rain at the Linux Workshop

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 12:08:07 PM
Sometimes it's downright easy to tell the difference between synchronicity and mere coincidence.

Rugged Jetson TX1 carrier boards released

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 11:05:13 AM
Connect Tech released two more carrier boards for Nvidia[he]#8217[/he]s Linux-driven Jetson TX1 COM: the basic Oribtty and more feature-rich, mini-PCIe enabled Elroy. A month ago, Connect Tech launched its Astro carrier board built around Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 computer-on-module, as well as a rugged “Rosie” embedded computer based on the Astro. Shortly afterward, the Ontario-based company [[he]#8230[/he]]

VLC Media Player 2.2.3 Improves MKV Tags Support, Fixes WMV Regression

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 09:22:17 AM
VideoLAN released a new maintenance build for the stable 2.2 series of their popular, cross-platform, and open-source VLC Media Player software, version 2.2.3, for all supported platforms.

Rugged IoT gateway runs Linux on Atom

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 07:39:21 AM
Axiomtek’s rugged, Atom E3815-based “ICO300-MI” IoT gateway features Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT v3.1, and operates over -20 to 70°C. We missed Axiomtek’s ICO300-MI gateway the first time around, but the company has now relaunched the product to promote the addition of Intel IoT Gateway Technology and the Linux-based Wind River Intelligent Device Platform […]

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