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In today's open source roundup: What will Canonical use for Ubuntu nicknames after it reaches the end of the alphabet? Plus: Steam improves its client application. And GNOME 3.16.2 has been released.
Insync is a Google Drive native client designed mostly for organizations and power users, but the company has allowed users to download and activate the client for free just for a single day and that day is almost over.
Definition: RTFM (Read The F'ing Manual). Occasionally it is ironically rendered as Read The Fine Manual, a phrase uttered at people who have asked a question that we, the enlightened, feel is beneath our dignity to answer, but not beneath our dignity to use as an opportunity to squish a newbie's ego.read more
With Hiera, you can externalize your systems' configuration data andeasily understand how those values are assigned to your servers. Withthat data separated from your Puppet code, you then can encrypt sensitivevalues, such as passwords and keys.
The modern Internet is infested with various malicious robots and crawlers such as malware bots, spambots or content scrapers which are scanning your website in surreptitious ways, for example to detect potential website vulnerabilities, harvest email addresses, or just to steal content from your website. Many of these robots can be identified by their signature "user-agent" string.
The second update of GNOME 3.16 is out with many bug fixes, documentation improvements, translations updates, and more.
Nobody appreciates good documentation. Instead, good documentation is simply there, existing, answering questions, solving problems, and quietly serving its purpose. The bad—or the complete lack of—documentation, on the other hand, you notice.read more
Your terminal session may get closed due to various network issues while you are running a process on a remote machine. As the result of this network disconnection your ssh shell session will also inadvertently kill any child processes run under your ssh session on the remote machine.
Despite recent reports suggesting the contrary, Linux Mint isn’t committed to avoiding systemd, the controversial project taking Linux by storm. In fact, Clement Lefebvre, Linux Mint’s project leader, expects the next major releases of Linux Mint to use systemd by default.No, Linux Mint isn’t switching to systemd immediately. The Linux Mint 17.x series and Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 will continue to use Upstart and SysV init, with systemd available as an option you can choose yourself.
Oracle's chief architect of the Java Platform Group, Mark Reinhold, has outlined a “proposed schedule for JDK 9” that will see it delivered on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.
Earlier this month, we were happy to show you a first look at the number one feature of the Mozilla Firefox 38.0 web browser, the new tab-based preferences page that several other modern web browsers already had built-in for some time now.
The Tor Project has shuttered its cloud proxy service citing security vulnerabilities, usability bugs and a lack of resources. Tor offers its users the capacity to surf the Web anonymously, bouncing traffic through a series of relay servers so that no observer at any point can tell where that user's traffic is traveling to or coming from.
The complexity of application stacks keeps going up. Way, way up. Application stacks have always been complicated, but never like this. There are so many services, so many tools, so much more compute power available, so many new techniques to try, and always the desire, and the pressure, to solve problems in newer and cooler and more elegant ways.
digiKam is an Open-Source project Photos management software, specially for KDE but you can use it on Ubuntu or others distros too. In digiKam photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. Developers recently released digiKam 4.10.0 with 16 bug fixes. Developers main focus is on digiKam 5.0 release, as it is supposed to be a major release of digiKam.
Nvidia has just announced that a new Linux driver has been released in the Long-Lived branch, fixing just a few issues and bringing better texture transfers.
It all sounds so straightforward: Put your code up on GitHub or start/join a project at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), build a community of like-minded individuals, start a company, take in some funding, and then IPO. Or maybe not.
Hackers have taken an interest in Elasticsearch, a popular enterprise search engine. A researcher based in Texas, whose own Elasticsearch server was hacked, today published results collated from a honeypot he built to get a sense of how widespread attacks are against the vulnerability that did in his server.
HP is one of the big companies that provide users with computers that came with Ubuntu pre-installed, and now those PCs are going to be sold in Russia as well.
Don't think you're vulnerable? You might want to double check that.
In today's open source roundup: Foresight Linux has died. Plus: Must-have apps and extensions for Chrome OS. And Mystery Moto phones with QHD screens.