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Basic Guide To Encrypting Linux Partitions With LUKS

Saturday 22nd of October 2016 09:40:37 PM
There are plenty of reasons why people would need to encrypt a partition. Whether they're rooted it privacy, security, or confidentiality, setting up a basic encrypted partition on a Linux system is fairly easy. This is especially true when using LUKS, since its functionality is built directly into the kernel.

Elementary OS 0.4 LOKI is one of the best distro based on Ubuntu & better too

Saturday 22nd of October 2016 07:46:15 PM
Elementary is one of the beautiful Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS release with power of Pantheon flagship desktop environment.

Hunting gremlin characters

Saturday 22nd of October 2016 05:51:53 PM
When cleaning UTF-8 text files I sometimes come across invisible characters that I call 'gremlins'.These aren't the usual non-printing characters, like whitespace and (horizontal) tab, which are non-printing characters I expect to find in the plain text files I work with. Gremlins are weird things like 'vertical tab', 'device control 2' and 'soft hyphen'. I don't know how they got into the files, but I want to get rid of them.

How to Hack a Presidential Election

Saturday 22nd of October 2016 03:57:31 PM
According to Donald Trump, "the US Presidential Election is rigged!" Unfortunately, that's easier to do than you might like to think.

Yocto driven camera design taps octa-core Snapdragon

Saturday 22nd of October 2016 01:57:57 PM
Qualcomm and Thundercomm unveiled a Linux-supported, 4K camera reference design with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 and video analytics software. Qualcomm and hardware partner Thundercomm Technology announced an IP Connected Camera reference design called the Snapdragon 625 IP Camera built around its 14nm-fabricated, octa-core Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip. This is Qualcomm’s first Connected Camera design to […]

How to install Redis and Redis-PHP in DirectAdmin CentOS Linux VPS

Saturday 22nd of October 2016 12:03:35 PM
The following article will show you how to install Redis and Redis-PHP in a DirectAdmin CentOS Linux VPS.

Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

Saturday 22nd of October 2016 10:09:13 AM
Cisco's Talos team has developed an open-source tool that can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

This Week in Open Source News: Blockchain Tech Can Help Ease the Refugee Experience, Nasdaq to Provide OSS Platform, & More

Saturday 22nd of October 2016 08:14:51 AM
This week in open source and Linux news, The executive director of The Hyperledger Project explains how blockchain can help refugees identify themselves, Nasdaq group to provide OSS platform to investors, and more! Read on to get caught up on the most important recent news!

An Introduction to MySQL

Saturday 22nd of October 2016 06:20:29 AM
At some point in your life as a Linux administrator, you’re going to have to work with a database. And because you’re working with the Linux platform, chances are high that database will be MySQL.

Top 5: Twitter on the command line, deep learning, Apache Kafka, and more

Saturday 22nd of October 2016 04:26:07 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight a chat bot that helps employees learn DevOps culture, lessons from the history of open source, Apache Kafka's influence on Big Data, an intro to deep learning, and command-line Twitter clients.

DDOS Attack On Internet Infrastructure

Saturday 22nd of October 2016 02:31:45 AM
There's been another big DDOS attack, this time against the infrastructure of the Internet. It began at 7:10 a.m. EDT today against Dyn, a major DNS host, and was brought under control at 9:36 a.m. Many of the sites affected are among the most trafficked on the web, and included CNN, Twitter, PayPal, Pinterest and Reddit to name a few. The developer community was also touched, as GitHub was also made unreachable.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Is Coming to Linux on November 3, Ported by Feral Interactive

Saturday 22nd of October 2016 12:37:23 AM
After giving us Mad Max, today UK-based video game publisher Feral Interactive made another awesome announcement for GNU/Linux gamers: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming on the 3rd of November.

How to install Wordpress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 21st of October 2016 10:43:01 PM
This tutorial describes the steps to install WordPress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM on Ubuntu 16.04 Server. HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine) is a just-in-time compiler developed by Facebook to run applications that are written in PHP and Hack language. HHVM is faster than the traditional PHP engine from ZEND and is used by Facebook to serve billions of web requests per day.

Five Cool Alternative? Open Source Linux Shells

Friday 21st of October 2016 09:28:41 PM
We are going to look at some of the available Linux shells out there that users have access to free of charge since they are open source, they come in a number of different licenses and this mainly depends on the software creator but in essence one doesn’t have to pay to use the system; so that a major plus in whichever way we look at it.

Getting started with Inkscape on Fedora

Friday 21st of October 2016 08:14:21 PM
Inkscape is a popular, full-featured, free and open source vector graphics editor available in the official Fedora repositories. It’s specifically tailored for creating vector graphics in the SVG format. Inkscape is great for creating and manipulating pictures and illustrations. It’s also... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu MATE, Not Just a Whim

Friday 21st of October 2016 07:00:01 PM
I've stated for years how much I dislike Ubuntu's Unity interface. Yes,it's become more polished through the years, but it's just not an interface thatthinks the same way I do. That's likely because I'm old and inflexible,but nevertheless, I've done everything I could to avoid using Unity, whichusually means switching to Xubuntu.

A look inside the 'blinky flashy' world of wearables and open hardware

Friday 21st of October 2016 05:45:41 PM
While looking at the this year's All Things Open event schedule, a talk on wearables and open hardware caught my eye: The world of the blinky flashy. Naturally, I dug deeper to learn what it was all about.Though Gina Linkins and Jen Krieger of Red Hat would like to leave a few surprises for the lucky folks who attend their talk, they told me they can promise at least the following:read more

The Dirty Cow Linux bug: A silly name for a serious problem

Friday 21st of October 2016 04:31:21 PM
With attacks in the wild reported, you need to fix this Linux bug as soon as possible.

Microsoft CEO Offers SQL Server for Linux Update

Friday 21st of October 2016 03:17:01 PM
Microsoft’s (MSFT) forthcoming SQL Server for Linux is more than a one-product development. The effort also is very important to Microsoft’s advanced analytics development, according to CEO Satya Nadella.

MySQL and database programming for beginners

Friday 21st of October 2016 02:02:41 PM
Dave Stokes has been using MySQL for more than 15 years and has served as its community manager since 2010. At All Things Open this year, he'll give a talk about database programming for newbies with MySQL.In this interview, he previews his talk and shares a few helpful resources, required skills, and common problems MySQL beginners run more

More in Tux Machines

TheSSS 20.0 Server-Oriented Linux Distro Ships with Linux Kernel 4.4.17, PHP 5.6

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today, October 26, 2016, about the release and immediate availability of version 20.0 of his server-oriented TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) GNU/Linux distribution. Read more

Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Daily Build ISO Images Are Now Available for Download

Now that the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system is officially open for development, the first daily build ISO images have published in the usual places for early adopters and public testers. Read more

Today in Techrights

OSS Leftovers

  • Chain Releases Open Source Blockchain Solution for Banks
    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
  • Netflix Upgrades its Powerful "Chaos Monkey" Open Cloud Utility
    Few organizations have the cloud expertise that Netflix has, and it may come as a surprise to some people to learn that Netflix regularly open sources key, tested and hardened cloud tools that it has used for years. We've reported on Netflix open sourcing a series of interesting "Monkey" cloud tools as part of its "simian army," which it has deployed as a series satellite utilities orbiting its central cloud platform. Netflix previously released Chaos Monkey, a utility that improves the resiliency of Software as a Service by randomly choosing to turn off servers and containers at optimized tims. Now, Netflix has announced the upgrade of Chaos Monkey, and it's worth checking in on this tool.
  • Coreboot Lands More RISC-V / lowRISC Code
    As some early post-Coreboot 4.5 changes are some work to benefit fans of the RISC-V ISA.
  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
    The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has been much in the news lately. CTO and founder of ownCloud Frank Karlitschek resigned from the company a few months ago. His open letter announcing the move pointed to possible friction created as ownCloud moved forward as a commercial entity as opposed to a solely community focused, open source project. Karlitschek had a plan, though. He is now out with a fork of ownCloud called Nextcloud, and we've reported on strong signs that this cloud platform has a bright future. In recent months, the company has continued to advance Nextcloud. Along with Canonical and Western Digital, the partners have launched an Ubuntu Core Linux-based cloud storage and Internet of Things device called Nextcloud Box, which we covered here. Now, Nextcloud has moved forward with some updates to its mobile strategy. Here are details.
  • Using Open Source for Data
    Bryan Liles, from DigitalOcean, explains about many useful open source big data tools in this eight minute video. I learned about Apache Mesos, Apache Presto, Google Kubernetes and more.