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2014: The Open Source Tipping Point

47 min 11 sec ago
Jim Zemlin's final blog post of the year, kindly contributed by The Linux Foundation: "As we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model."

Handling the workloads of the Future

1 hour 44 min ago
The history of computing can be traced by the popular buzzwords of the day. In fact, at some point we should run a contest where everyone submits their 5 all-time favorite computer industry buzzwords. There have been dumb terminals, smart terminals, client server, thin client, peer-to-peer, virtualization, containers, cloud, paas, saas, iaas…the list, and the acronyms stretch to the horizon.

OpenStack Proposes New Model for Projects and Integrated Releases

2 hours 41 min ago
OpenStack Release Manager Thierry Carrez and the OpenStackopenstack Technical Committee have proposed a major overhaul to the project structure at OpenStack.

How Linux containers can solve a problem for defense virtualization

3 hours 38 min ago
As the virtualization of U.S. defense agencies commences, the technology’s many attributes—and drawbacks—are becoming apparent.Virtualization has enabled users to pack more computing power in a smaller space than ever before. It has also created an abstraction layer between the operating system and hardware, which gives users choice, flexibility, vendor competition and best value for their requirements. But there is a price to be paid in the form of expensive and cumbersome equipment, software licensing and acquisition fees, and long install times and patch cycles.read more

Find out what the ultimate Raspberry Pi and FOSS robots are in Linux User & Developer 147

4 hours 35 min ago
Also make sure you protect your online privacy, and not just with Tails, in total privacy guide

The elements to a better future for software

5 hours 33 min ago
In this interview, I take a deep dive into the life and motivations of Kyle Simpson, an open web evangelist and the author of the book on javascript, You Don't Know JS. Find him on GitHub and see his many projects and posts on Getify.me.read more

Fedora 21: Linux fans will LOVE it - after the install woes

6 hours 30 min ago
Purrs like a beauty once you get her runningReview As has become par for the course with Fedora, the latest – Fedora 21 – has arrived months behind schedule. To its credit, it's well worth the wait.…

How to create a jailed ssh user with Jailkit on Debian Wheezy

7 hours 27 min ago
How to create a jailed ssh user with Jailkit on Debian WheezyThis document describes how to install and configure Jailkit in Debian Wheezy Server.  Jailkit is a set of utilities to limit user accounts to specific files using chroot() and or specific commands. Setting up a chroot shell, a shell limited to some specific command, or a daemon inside a chroot jail is a lot easier and can be automated using these utilities.

How to filter, split or merge pcap files on Linux

8 hours 24 min ago
If you are a network admin who are involved in testing an intrusion detection system or network access control policy, you may often rely on offline analysis using collected packet dumps. When it comes to storing packet dumps, libpcap's packet dump format (pcap format) is the most widely used by many open-source packet sniffing and […]Continue reading...The post How to filter, split or merge pcap files on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:What are popular packet sniffers on Linux How to install and configure tinc VPN on Linux How to set up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller How to set up two-factor authentication for SSH login on Linux How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux

Imitate Fake Hollywood Terminal Hacking Melodrama with This Amazing App for Ubuntu

9 hours 21 min ago
We all know that Hollywood movies are the worst place to see some accurate depiction of anything from real life and that includes computer terminals.

What is Ubuntu Snappy?

10 hours 19 min ago
If you're anything like me, you've probably heard about this new thing from Canonical called "Snappy" Ubuntu Core, but at the same time trying to understand exactly what it is may leave you cross-eyed, especially with the buzzwords such as "cloud", "containers" and "apps" floating about. Once you get a handle on it, it's obvious that Canonical's new baby isn't terribly useful for those of us who are simply users, but perhaps it provides an interesting preview of what could come to the desktop version of Ubuntu in the future.

2015 will be the year Linux takes over the enterprise (and other predictions)

11 hours 16 min ago
The crystal ball has been vague and fuzzy for quite some time. Every pundit and voice has opined on what the upcoming year will mean to whatever topic it is they hold dear to their heart. In my case, we're talking Linux and open source.

Windows Browser Ballot comes to an end as EC obligation expires

12 hours 13 min ago
Microsoft will cease showing EU-based Windows users a selection screen offering a choice of different browsers to install, known as the browser ballot.

MPAA Wants to Use DMCA to Effectively Bring Back SOPA

13 hours 10 min ago
The movie moguls want to do this in the name of fighting their old monster-under-the-bed, content piracy. Not surprisingly, they plan on evoking an old enemy of a free and open Internet in the process, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), while attempting to revive at least a part of the ghost of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which was killed back in 2011.

FLOSS Weekly 319: Fedora 21

14 hours 7 min ago
Mathew Miller joins Randal and Joe to talk about the release of Fedora 21. Fedora 21 is an operating system based on Linux and developed by the community-supported Fedora Project.

Netflix shines a flashlight into the eyes of its viewers

15 hours 4 min ago
So I was watching Netflix last night and I noticed a very annoying thing happening each time I began or ended an episode of Borgia (great show by the way). On screen a big, red Netflix logo on a bright white background would come up ...

Fedora 21, 22, and 19, firewall discussion, and holiday break

16 hours 2 min ago
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for December 17th, 2014.

Raspi-Sump

Thursday 18th of December 2014 07:33:29 AM
In June 2013, we had the unfortunate luck of a basement flood, caused by a tripped electrical breaker connected to our sump pump. There are so many things that can go wrong with a sump pump. You always are on guard for power outages, blown breakers, sump pump failures, clogged pipes and all manner of issues that can arise, which ultimately can end with a flooded basement. I needed a way to alert me of issues when I was not at home. Audible alarms are fairly cheap and are great when you are physically in the house. They fail miserably when you are ten miles away at work. I had a Raspberry Pi that I had tinkered with periodically but for which I never had a real purpose. I decided to try to put the Pi to work as a dedicated sump pit monitoring device. Hopefully, the Pi could send me SMS alerts if a problem arose while I was away.

Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 Might Get Linux Releases

Thursday 18th of December 2014 06:36:18 AM
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is one of the first games from Square Enix that might get a Linux release or at least this is what we can see on Steam database, which shows some signs of it in the Linux repos.

Low-power COMs run Linux and Android on Cortex-A5 SoC

Thursday 18th of December 2014 05:39:07 AM
MYIR introduced a pair of Linux- and Android-ready COMs and baseboards featuring Atmel’s low-power, 536MHz SAMA5D3 SoC, with LCD, GbE, and dual CAN ports. MYIR’s MCC-SAMA5D3X-C and MYC-SAMA5D3X computer-on-modules both feature Atmel’s Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D3 system-on-chip, but are implemented on two different form factors, and with different mixes of I/O. The soon-to-ship 82 x 55mm MCC-SAMA5D3X-C plugs into a baseboard via pin-headers on its underside, while the currently-available 68 x 45mm MYC-SAMA5D3X uses edgecard fingers to slot into a 200-pin SODIMM connector. Both COMs are supported by ready-to-use development baseboards.

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