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How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 03:50:08 PM
LAMP is a software stack composed of Linux (an operating system as a base layer), Apache (a web server that "sits on top" of the OS), MySQL (or MariaDB, as a relational database management system), and finally PHP (a server-side scripting language that is used to process and display information stored in the database). In […]Continue reading...The post How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install LAMP server on Ubuntu How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to monitor failed ssh login attempts on CentOS

Tiny COMs take Intel Atom SoCs into harsh apps

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 01:44:17 PM
Extreme Engineering Solutions announced two rugged Linux-ready modules based on Intel E3800 SoCs, including one built in the tiny COM Express Mini format. Extreme Engineering Solutions (“X-ES”) is rolling out two nearly identical computer-on-module products: the “XPedite8150? conforms to the tiniest (84 x 55mm) COM Express Mini form-factor, while the “XPedite8152? adopts a somewhat larger 109 x 55mm “COM Express Extended Mini” format. Both COM models are offered with a choice of Atom system-on-chips, including the E3845, E3827, E3826, E3825, or E3815. However, the E3845 is standard, says X-ES.

VMware puts VDI in the woodchipper

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 12:47:06 PM
VMware has outlined a new way to do desktop virtualisation (VDI) that aims to greatly reduce the amount of storage required to deliver desktops from the data centre. Many current VDI arrangements require each virtual desktop to be stored as a discrete virtual disk. By the time organisations get to hundreds or thousands of such disks, that adds up to a hefty storage requirement and all sorts of network fun around 9:00 AM when everyone arrives at work and logs on. The cost and complexity of all that kit makes VDI too pricey for many and too hard for others.

Cluetrain at Fifteen

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 11:49:55 AM
I started writing for Linux Journal as a contributing editor in 1996 (here's one piece), and went full-time 1998, not long before I began co-writing The Cluetrain Manifesto with Chris Locke, David Weinberger and Rick Levine. The Cluetrain website went up in March 1999, and we finished writing the book at the end of August 1999. The book was published in January, 2000, and a tenth anniversary edition arrived in 2009. But the last words of the original were written fifteen years ago this month.

GIMP 2.8.14 Released

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 10:52:44 AM
Yesterday's 2.8.12 release had broken library versioning, so we had to roll out GIMP 2.8.14 today. The only change is the fixed libtool versioning. This is a bugfix release in the stable 2.8 series, no new features were added.

Convert from MP3 to WAV and WAV to MP3 using Linux Mint

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 09:55:33 AM
This is a quick guide showing how to convert from WAV to MP3 and vice versa using the command line and the Gnome Audio Converter (Gnac).

Tux Paint: Doing FOSS Right

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 08:58:22 AM
The journalist in me could give you just the specifics of the new Tux Paint release: Tux Paint 0.9.22 was released this week, thanks to the efforts of 170 contributors worldwide. This new version comes with a wide range of additions, like 14 new tools, 40 new template pictures, nearly 200 new stamps, SVG and KidPix support, an enhanced text tool, and accessibility improvements.

Getting Good Vibrations with Linux

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 08:01:11 AM
Vibrations and wave motions describe many different physical systems. In fact, most systems that dissipate energy do so through waves of one form or another. In this article, I take a look at gvb (Good ViBrations, a Linux application you can use to visualize and model wave motion and vibrations.

Sin COS to tan Windows? Chinese operating system to debut in autumn - report

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 07:04:00 AM
A home-grown "China operating system" (COS) to challenge rivals such as Microsoft, Google and Apple could be available as soon as October 2014, the country’s state-run Xinhua News Agency has said.

What makes your developers stick around?

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 06:06:49 AM
Community is a big part of the open source way. An open source project is nothing without a vibrant community of users and contributors. And participant satisfaction is a major factor in having a vibrant community. So, what are the factors that contribute to participant satisfaction with open source projects?

Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 05:09:38 AM
Linus Torvalds released issued Linux 3.17 rc-2 on Monday. Linux-loving readers will note that releasing on a Monday is not Torvalds' style. He usually releases on Sundays.

How To Install Contao CMS On Ubuntu 14.04

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:12:27 AM
This document describes how to how you can install and run a Contao in Ubuntu 14.04. Contao is a highly flexible and scalable open source Content Management System (CMS) that works for websites of varying capacities. It is a top notch system that ensures implementation of ace accessibility and security, and high SEO standards. Contao remains a modular model and enables usage of loads of additional extensions for enhanced website functionality. Built using contemporary PHP object-oriented programming and the MooTools JavaScript framework, Contao promises a highly intuitive user interface thanks to the use of Ajax.

VMware Debuts OpenStack Open Source Cloud Computing Distribution

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 03:15:16 AM
VMware has introduced Integrated OpenStack, an OpenStack distribution for open source cloud computing, while also continuing to collaborate with OpenStack solutions from partners.

Is distrohopping in Linux becoming a thing of the past?

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 02:18:05 AM
In today's open source roundup: Distrohopping may be losing popularity among Linux users. Plus: A Linux user switches to Mac then comes back, and journalist laments the headaches of recompiling the Linux kernel.

US spy agency built its own secret 'Google-like' search engine

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 01:20:54 AM
A top US intelligence agency has built its own secret "Google-like" search engine for about two dozen government agencies to search information through more than 850 billion communications records, including phone calls, emails and internet chats, a media report has said.

LinuxCon Showcases Advances in Linux, Open Source (slide show)

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 12:23:43 AM
In this slide show, eWEEK looks back on some of the highlights of the LinuxCon North America 2014 event.

Programming with OpenCL 1.2

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 11:26:32 PM
printf-style debugging and the ability to partition computing devices into subdevices make OpenCL 1.2 a very useful upgrade.

We need a new operating system for the hybrid cloud era

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 10:29:21 PM
We have big operating systems created for the desktop era and we have Google Chrome, an OS made for the cloud era, but what we lack is something in the middle that takes into account the way people work today across both environments.

Mystery Android app takes down the National Weather Service site

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 09:32:10 PM
In today's Android roundup: An unknown Android app took down the NWS site yesterday. Plus: Android's march to mobile dominance rolls on, and how can smartphones get better?

Red Hat Improves Hybrid Cloud Management, OpenStack Platforms

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 08:34:59 PM
We're really talking about production-level features for installation," Tim Yeaton, senior vice president of infrastructure at Red Hat, told eWEEK.One of the big new additions is based on an initiative that Red Hat developers had originally called Project Stay Puft . The Stay Puft effort provides additional installation and deployment components, leveraging the Foreman project.

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Ondemand vs. Performance CPU Governing For AMD FX CPUs On Linux 3.17

In the tests shared yesterday of looking at the AMD FX-9590 CPU on Linux and other CPU benchmarks from this weekend, some Phoronix readers raised concerns about the CPU scaling governor differences between the AMD and Intel hardware. The AMD FX CPUs continue to use the CPUfreq driver by default to handle their scaling while modern Intel CPUs have the new Intel P-State driver. Beyond the Intel-specific P-State vs. CPUfreq, the AMD CPUs generally default to using the "ondemand" governor while with Intel desktop CPUs on P-State it generally ends up with the "performance" mode. Some Phoronix readers found performance vs. ondemand differences to be unfair, but for AMD FX CPUs, there isn't much of a difference in our common CPU torture test benchmarks found in the Phoronix Test Suite. Read more

Google Sends Invites for September 15 India Event; Android One Launch Likely

Google has sent invitations for an event in India on September 15. While the invite itself says "More details closer to the date!", it is expected that the much-awaited Android One smartphones will make their debut at the event. Android One was announced back in June at Google I/O with India's Karbonn, Micromax, and Spice the confirmed launch partners, though more Indian companies have reportedly joined the list since then. Read more

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Seven tips for reinvigorating your SMS campaign

Mobile marketing has come a long way in the last decade. Mobile marketing has gone from being a marketing channel to an entire industry encompassing dozens of marketing channels. While newer mobile technologies such as push notifications, QR codes, and geo-targeting have been getting all of the attention, it is still the humble text message that dominates the industry. While other channels can be beneficial, none can replace the value of a good SMS campaign. Seven tips If you’ve been neglecting your SMS campaign, here are seven tips to get it back on track: Encourage interaction. In the past, marketing efforts have always been focused on one-way communication. With mobile marketing, simply sending texts isn’t enough. In fact it comes across as spamming. A better option is to encourage interaction. For instance, customers who opt-in to receive your texts should be rewarded with a positive experience. Make sure messages are timely. You’ll find that certain messages are more effective at certain times. Sometimes it’s obvious but other times it won’t be. Texts sent by a restaurant about a lunch time special will be more effective when sent just before lunch time. Make sure you’re sending texts that are relevant, valuable, and timely. No marketing effort exists in a vacuum. Every business should be using at least a few different marketing channels. SMS is a great way to tie them all together because nearly everyone has a mobile device capable of texting. SMS marketing can link your email campaign to your social media campaign, and your social media campaign to your content marketing campaign and any other marketing channels you might have. Supplement your local advertisements. Despite the tremendous success of digital marketing strategies, traditional advertising channels such as radio and print ads can still be effective. In can be difficult to measure the effectiveness of these efforts however. You can use SMS to measure success by including a short code and keyword in your traditional advertising then watch how many opt-ins you get as a result. The trouble with sweepstakes has always been that people don’t want to take all the time to enter a sweepstakes they probably won’t win. SMS makes it extremely easy to enter sweepstakes. In fact, it’s one way to get people to opt-in. Customers can enter by simply texting a keyword to a short code. Provide in-store recommendations. A major fear about mobile is that it’s robbing businesses of their foot traffic. So much shopping is done online these days that many business owners worry they can’t compete. Mobile doesn’t have to work against in-store business however. In fact, mobile can improve it. For example, an auto parts store might allow customers looking for a specific part to text a keyword to a short code in order to get reply with the correct part. Use SMS to build loyalty. Typically, it’s 20% of your customers that are driving 80% of sales. SMS is a great way to get those kinds of customers. Make sure you’re doing everything you can to build a solid SMS marketing list. Mobile Technology News brought to you by businesstexter.com Source: streetfightmag.com/2014/08/18/7-strategies-for-better-text-message-marketing/