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PSSH – Execute Commands on Multiple Linux Servers in Parallel

2 hours 51 min ago
PSSH stands for ParallelSSH, is a beautiful slim utility, which is capable to run commands on multiple Linux servers simultaneously with minimal system load on the client host.

How to Create a Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu

4 hours 14 min ago
For a long time, setting up a WiFi hotspot was never an easy task in Linux. Here we show you an easy way to set up a Wifi hotspot in Ubuntu.

How to write a web service using Python Flask

5 hours 37 min ago
Many of our customers are building useful services using our webhook feature—but unfortunately, others are not. Often we hear that no one on their team is proficient enough to write a service that can ingest a webhook payload and do something with the data. That leaves them either hoping to get cycles from their development team (unlikely) or continuing to do without.read more

You will want to force your CPU into high performance mode for Vulkan games on Linux due to a bug

7 hours 43 sec ago
There's an interesting bug in the Linux CPU governor that will actually bring down performance in Vulkan games.

5 simple steps to change the Linux Splash screen.

8 hours 23 min ago
Splash screen is nothing but the picture that’s gets displayed in the background while booting the Linux operating system.Splash screen definitions are defined in the grub.conf file and this splash screen image file resides inside the /boot partition. This tutorial will Teach how to change splash screen.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Launches With Improved Security

10 hours 32 min ago
After more than six years of availability, Red Hat continues to update RHEL 6 with incremental features and security improvements.

How to Replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Your Android Device

11 hours 55 min ago
Custom ROM users should already know that CyanogenMod is no longer supported. Here’s how you can switch seamlessly and replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Android.

Unbuntu splats TITSUP bug spread in update

13 hours 18 min ago
Fat-thumbed DNS patch unpatched, time to re-patchA simple library update turned into a white-knuckle ride for Ubuntu sysadmins, who have lit up Reddit and StackOverflow to complain that their 'net connections went TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance).…

Easier Persistent Memory Programming with Extensions to libstdc++ and libc++

14 hours 40 min ago
Persistent memory, unlike volatile memory, retains its contents even if the server has a power failure. However, as Tomasz Kapela, Software Engineer at Intel, points out during his LinuxCon Europe 2016 talk, persistent memory is hard to achieve. Since persistent memory programming is non-trivial, they have been focused on making it easier for the end user and for applications to use persistent memory correctly.

Hello Debugger!

16 hours 3 min ago
Sometimes, we get ideas we wish we’d thought of sooner. A couple months ago, I got this one: break to the debugger from the source code. (Not specifically Linux, just a cool idea I had.)

Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

17 hours 26 min ago
By the end of 2016, about half of Android devices -- 735 million -- had received a security patch issued during the year, according to the report. That means another half hasn’t, leaving the vulnerabilities in those phones unfixed.

Intellectual Ventures -- Like Microsoft (Which It Came From) -- Spreads Patents to Manifest a Lot of Lawsuits

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 05:42:12 AM
That worrisome strategy which is passage of patents to active (legally-aggressive) trolls seems to be a commonality, seen across both Microsoft and its biggest ally among trolls, which Microsoft and Bill Gates helped create and still fund

Rugged, expandable 3.5-inch Skylake SBC supports Linux

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 04:19:18 AM
Diamond’s 3.5-inch “Venus” SBC offers an Intel 6th Gen CPU, -40 to 85°C support, up to 20GB of ruggedized RAM, and mini-PCIe and PCIe/104 OneBank. The Venus is “believed to be the very first rugged small form factor single-board-computer” based on Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” Core processors, says Diamond Systems. This may well be true, depending on how you define “rugged” and “SBC.”

It's Official: Linux Users Can Now Watch Netflix Movies Using Mozilla Firefox

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 01:42:03 AM
It took them a few years to realize that Linux could be a very important player for their video-on-demand streaming platform, and now Netflix is announcing that it "finally" supports playback on the Mozilla Firefox web browser.

Toughened up PC/104 SBC runs Linux

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:19:08 AM
WinSystems unveiled a rugged “PCM-C418” SBC with a dual-core, Vortex86DX3SoC, Fast and Gigabit Ethernet ports, SATA and CF storage, and PC/104 expansion. The WinSystems PCM-C418 SBC offers a combination of PC/104 expansion, GbE and Fast Ethernet ports, shock and vibration resistance, and a Linux-friendly, x86-based Vortex86DX3 SoC — attributes shared by the Diamond Systems Helix […]

Blender - Your FOSS 3D Software

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:56:13 PM
If you are into game development, video editing, or 3D modeling as a professional or a hobby, then Blender is a tool you should definitely look at. Blender is a FOSS solution/alternate to many commercial tools that are available and it is able to strongly match most of these commercial tools. Blender is a cross-platform application which means you can not only run it on Linux but also on Windows and MacOS. Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline, anything from modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and game creation.

Some Firefox 52 Users on Linux Left Without Sound

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:33:19 PM
The issue at the heart of this problem is that Mozilla dropped support for ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) and is now requiring Linux users to have installed the PulseAudio library to support audio playback inside Firefox.

Two open source secure email services

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:10:24 PM
As much we all complain about email, for most of us, email is still our primary conduit for online communication. That said, numerous hacks and revelations about government surveillance have made it clear that email is also one of the most vulnerable of those conduits.What you send via email is your business and yours alone. Besides you and the recipient, no one else should be reading that message. Not hackers, not government agencies, and definitely not nosy siblings or friends.read more

rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:47:29 PM
rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH.

14 Practical Examples of Linux Find Command for Beginners

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:24:34 PM
Find is one of the most frequently used Linux commands, and it offers a plethora of features in the form of command line options. In this tutorial, which is aimed at beginners, we will discuss the basic usage of the command as well as some of the useful command line options it offers.

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Security and Bugs

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.

BSD: iXsystems and DragonFlyBSD

  • iXsystems Sees Record Growth in 2016, Charges Into 2017
    The FreeNAS Mini XL was also added, aimed at bringing enterprise-grade storage technology to the small office and home office user
  • VGA-Switcheroo Ported From Linux To DragonFlyBSD
    The latest DRM/graphics-related porting effort by François Tigeot in the DragonFly space is bringing over the vga_swticheroo module from the Linux kernel. François Tigeot continues doing a good job porting Linux DRM drivers over to DragonFlyBSD and getting them close to the state where they are with the mainline Linux Git tree. His latest effort is about getting VGA-Switcheroo working on DragonFly.

KDE/Qt: Qt 5.9.0 beta and Krita

GNOME and GTK News

  • GNOME ED Update – Week 12
    In case you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a new GNOME release – 3.24! The release is the result of 6 months’ work by the GNOME community.
  • GTK hackfest 2017: D-Bus communication with containers
    At the GTK hackfest in London (which accidentally became mostly a Flatpak hackfest) I've mainly been looking into how to make D-Bus work better for app container technologies like Flatpak and Snap.
  • GNOME 3.24 Linux Desktop Environment Released | Here Are The New Features
    The GNOME Project has released the latest stable version of their open source desktop environment. GNOME 3.24, codenamed Portland, is here after 6 months of development and 28459 changes. Some of the biggest features of GNOME 3.24 are Night Light, improved notifications, new Recipes and Games application, two GPU support, etc.