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Using drush for Drupal site Backup/Restore and Migration

Monday 14th of November 2016 12:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: Drush, or the Drupal Shell, is one of the Drupal administrator's best friends.

Update Wifi Network Password From Terminal In Arch Linux

Monday 14th of November 2016 06:00:00 AM

OStechnix: Arch is fun, when you know what you're doing.

Linux 4.9 rc5

Monday 14th of November 2016 02:00:00 AM

Linus Torvalds: Back to my Sunday schedule, things look fairly normal.

4 Ways to Batch Convert Your PNG to JPG and Vice-Versa

Sunday 13th of November 2016 10:00:00 PM

In computing, Batch processing is the execution of a series of tasks in a program non-interactively.

Getting MPDroid working with an Archphile-based box

Sunday 13th of November 2016 06:00:00 PM

Getting the MPDroid client to work with an Archphile-based box can be challenging, so these pointers might help.

Build a VR app in 15 minutes with Linux

Sunday 13th of November 2016 02:00:00 PM

opensource.com: In 15 minutes, you can develop a virtual reality application and run it in a web browser, on a VR headset, or with Google Daydream.

Apt-fast : Speed Up Downloading Of Packages In Ubuntu

Sunday 13th of November 2016 02:00:00 AM

How to monitor progress of Linux commands using PV and Progress utilities

Saturday 12th of November 2016 10:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Consider a scenario where-in you have just started copying a very large file from your pen drive to your Linux system through the command line.

30 Most Frequently Used Hadoop HDFS Shell Commands

Saturday 12th of November 2016 06:00:00 PM

LInoxide: Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) commands you will need to manage files on HDFS

Solus Project to No Longer Support openSUSE & Fedora Repos for Budgie 11 Desktop

Saturday 12th of November 2016 02:00:00 PM

 softpedia: We can all agree that the current Budgie desktop environment is pretty cool with its GNOME 2-like vibe

Mesa 13.0.1 to Add Up to 30% Performance Increase for Intel ANV Vulkan Driver

Saturday 12th of November 2016 07:00:00 AM

As the headline implies, Mesa 13.0.1 promises a huge number of fixes in the Vulkan drivers

720MHz OpenWrt modules offer dual-band WiFi

Saturday 12th of November 2016 03:00:00 AM

8devices has launched two OpenWrt-ready "Rambutan" modules and a dev kit based on Qualcomm's 720MHz, dual-band WiFi QCA9550 and QCA9557 SoCs.

How To Use vi Editor

Friday 11th of November 2016 11:00:00 PM

 LinuxandUbuntu: vi is a screen-oriented text editor originally created for the Unix operating system.

Can Linux containers save IoT from a security meltdown?

Friday 11th of November 2016 10:00:00 PM

hackboards: Yeah containers, they fix *everything* right?

Oracle Linux 7.3 Now Available with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4

Friday 11th of November 2016 08:00:00 PM

Oracle Linux 7 Update 3 continues to support the latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Update 7 and later.

Internal Port Forwarding on Linux using the Firewall

Friday 11th of November 2016 06:00:00 PM

LinuxAcademy: Do you know how to set up port forwarding on LInux?

SUSE plans container as a service platform

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:00:00 PM

ITwire: Germany-based SUSE Linux has announced a container as a service platform that it hopes to release as a public beta in April next year, before the first customer version comes out in July the same year.

Set up OpenVPN on Ubuntu 16.04 for Safety's Sake!

Friday 11th of November 2016 04:00:00 PM

It's a dangerous world out there on the public internet. Here's how to make it safer for you and your users.

Black Lab Linux 8.0 "Onyx" Officially Released, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 11th of November 2016 03:00:00 PM

 Black Lab Linux 8.0 "Onyx" is finally available, but only as a commercial product. A free download will be provided to the community on December 15, 2016.

Fedora 25 Linux Delayed by a Week, Could Arrive on November 22, 2016

Friday 11th of November 2016 02:00:00 PM

Fedora Program Manager Jan Kurik dropped the bad news earlier on the project's mailing list, and it now looks like the next planned GA (General Availability) date for the Fedora 25 Linux operating system is November 22, 2016.

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Parental Controls for Linux Unleashed

For years, one of the overlooked areas for the Linux desktop was access to “effective” parental controls. Back in 2003, I remember the now defunct Linspire (then known as Lindows) offered a proprietary option called SurfSafe. Surprisingly, at least back then, the product worked very well in providing accurate content filtering capabilities; something that was not,in fact, available and easy-to-use at that time. Years later, an open-source alternative was released to the greater Linux community known as GNOME Nanny. Fantastic in terms of usage control, its web content web filter was laughably terrible. As expected, crowd-sourcing a filtering list isn’t a great solution. And like SurfSafe, the project is now defunct. Read more

Chapeau 24 Cancellara - Same same but different

Fedora plus Moka icons plus some extra software, mainly coming from proprietary sources. I guess that's the best way to describe Chapeau. But then, what separates one distro from another if not a collection of decorations, as software is essentially the same, apart from a very small number of standalone distributions trying to develop their own identity with their own desktop environments and app stack, re: elementary or Solus + Budgie? Except they struggle, too. Chapeau 24 is a nice effort to make Fedora friendlier, but then it does not achieve the needed result without pain. The biggest issues included a botched smartphone support. Samba woes and the horrible bootloader bug. Other than that, it behaved more or less the same way as the parent distro. Then again, why bother if you can pimp up Fedora without any loss of functionality? I do like Chapeau Cancellara, but I cannot ignore the fact Fedora does the same with fewer problems. All in all, it's a welcome effort, but it needs more polish. It does not quite capture the heart the way Fuduntu did. And with some issues looming high above the distro, the grade can only be about 6/10. Most importantly, the bootloader setup must be flawless, and there's not excuse for small app errors that we've seen. We know it can do more. Anyhow, if you're not keen on any self-service round Fedora, this could be a good test bed for your games. A moderately worthy if somewhat risky and flawed experience. Read more

Mofo Linux: The Raw Materials for Security

The developers of Mofo Linux talk a good game. From the name’s origin in abusive street slang to its self-description on the home page as “Linux designed to defeat state censorship and surveillance,” Mofo presents itself as a champion of security and privacy. Nor is the claim unjustified. However, rather than putting security and privacy into the hands of ordinary users, Mofo simply presents the tools and leaves users to figure them out with a minimum of help. The result is a promising distribution that with only slightly more work, could be a leading one. Just possibly, though, this approach is a deliberate tactic, and not the carelessness it appears. Based on Ubuntu, the current release of Mofo offers nothing different in the way of productivity tools. It uses Unity for a desktop, and its applications are the standard GNOME ones. In fact, Mofo shows such little interest in such matters that it does not bother to change the title bar in the installer from Ubuntu. Read more

Happily Announcing Mageia 5.1

As we’re getting closer to the end of the year, Mageia has a present for you! We are very pleased to announce the release of Mageia 5.1! This release – like Mageia 4.1 was in its time – is a respin of the Mageia 5 installation and Live ISO images, based on the Mageia 5 repository and incorporating all updates to allow for an up to date installation without the need to install almost a year and a half worth of updates. It is therefore recommended for new installations and upgrades from Mageia 4. The new images are available from the downloads page, both directly and through torrents. Read more Also: After a long wait, Mageia was released! Well, sort of...