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Kodi 15.1 RC Isengard Media Hub Now Ready for Testing with FFmpeg 2.6.4

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 04:00:00 PM

Kodi, a media player and entertainment hub that used to be named XBMC up until a few months ago, is preparing another major upgrade

Installing Lighttpd with PHP5 (PHP-FPM) and MySQL on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 02:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments.

Docker containers and the next generation of virtualization

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 01:00:00 PM This year, LinuxCon and ContainerCon attendees will have the opportunity to hear Jerome Petazzoni speak on Docker, Containers & Security: State Of Union

Linux and Unix Test Disk I/O Performance With dd Command

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 11:00:00 AM

Calibre 2.34 Brings Even More DOCX Improvements

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 06:00:00 AM

 softpedia: The Calibre application has been updated once more, and the developer has made a number of small changes and fixes.

How To Dual Boot Windows 8.1 And Elementary OS

Monday 10th of August 2015 10:00:00 PM

Server Monitoring with Munin and Monit on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Monday 10th of August 2015 08:00:00 PM

How to download apk files from Google Play Store on Linux

Monday 10th of August 2015 07:00:00 PM

Finjan, Cisco, JDate and Other Companies Acting Like Patent Trolls; New Threats to Linux

Monday 10th of August 2015 06:00:00 PM

techrights: News about patents from all across the Web, placing special emphasis on software patents and how these affect Free software projects, including Linux and Android

Check Point: Certifi-Gate-based attacks could take complete control of Android devices

Monday 10th of August 2015 05:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Check Point has discovered a serious security hole with mobile remote support tools commonly used by hundreds of millions of Android devices.

Second Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 Stable Version Now Ready for Raspberry Pi 2

Monday 10th of August 2015 04:00:00 PM

 softpedia: A new Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 has been announced for Raspberry Pi 2, and users have been advised to re-flash their systems as soon as possible.

fdupes : A Comamndline Tool to Find and Delete Duplicate Files in Linux

Monday 10th of August 2015 03:00:00 PM

 tecmint: Fdupes is a Linux utility written by Adrian Lopez in C programming Language released under MIT License.

Chromebooks in school: How to pick the best laptop for any student

Monday 10th of August 2015 02:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Chromebooks are cheap, fast, secure, and work well.

How to install Wordpress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM on Debian 8

Monday 10th of August 2015 01:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine) is a just-in-time compiler developed by Facebook to run applications that are written in PHP and Hack language.

Collaborate with your vendor to make the most of the hybrid cloud

Monday 10th of August 2015 12:00:00 PM

 EnterprisersProject: Rich Hillebrecht, CIO of Riverbed Technology, explores how to avoid potential pitfalls of working with vendors.

Darkstat is a Web Based Network Traffic Analyzer: Install it on Linux

Monday 10th of August 2015 11:00:00 AM

 LinuxPitStop: Darkstat is a simple, web based network traffic analyzer application.

Linux 4.2 rc6

Monday 10th of August 2015 01:00:00 AM

Linus Torvalds: So last week I wasn't very happy about the state of the release candidates, but things are looking up.

How To Join Several Partition Together To Form a Single Larger One On a Linux Using mhddfs

Sunday 9th of August 2015 09:00:00 PM

I've three old hard drives: sized 60, 60 and 120 GB. And 200 GB of video files, which I need to store on these drives.

Olio Model One Linux Smartwatch

Sunday 9th of August 2015 05:00:00 PM

 ItRunsOnLinux: This is a smartwatch that runs on a homegrown, Linux-based OS.

Zorin OS 10 Lite and Business Editions Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour

Sunday 9th of August 2015 01:00:00 PM

Designed especially for Linux newcomers that have low-end machines with old or semi-old hardware components,

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Leftovers: OSS

  • OpenStack Summit Tokyo 2015: Presentation
  • Common problems in open source communities (and how to solve them)
    In her Texas Linux Fest keynote, Joan Touzet talked to us about how to improve our open source communities. Joan's talk was a series of stories about communities who have faced a crisis and then rose above it.
  • OpenStack Was Key To Building Servers.Com
    When XBT Holding S.A. decided to simplify how its subsidiaries provided global hosting, network solutions, and web development they turned to the open source cloud infrastructure platform OpenStack. By consolidating the offerings under a single service provider,, customers can more easily browse, mix, compare and choose the most suitable services.
  • ZeroStack Comes Out of Stealth, Focused on Private Clouds
    There is another OpenStack-focused startup on the scene, and you have to appreciate its creative name: ZeroStack. The cloud computing company has come out of stealth mode to introduce a private cloud solution that it claims is easier to configure, consume and manage than any other technology on the market.
  • Apache Ignite, a Big Data Tool, Graduates as a Top-Level Project
    Only a few days ago, Apache, which is the steward for and incubates more than 350 Open Source projects, announced that Apache Lens, an open source Big Data and analytics tool, has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). Now, the ASF has announced that Apache Ignite is to become a top-level project. It's an open source effort to build an in-memory data fabric that was driven by GridGain Systems and WANdisco.
  • Funding the Cloud: Top VCs Aim for the Silver Lining
  • How Apache Spark Is Transforming Big Data Processing, Development
  • PiwigoPress release 2.31
    I just pushed a new release of PiwigoPress (main page, WordPress plugin dir) to the WordPress servers. This release incorporates new features for the sidebar widget, and better interoperability with some Piwigo galleries.
  • How to teach student sys admins
    Students spend the 16-week long course learning practical skills using real tools. To support their systems, students learn about using support tickets and documentation by using RT and MediaWiki. To deploy and maintain their systems, they learn about configuration management using Puppet, system monitoring using Nagios, and backup and recovery using Bacula. But the broad concepts are more important than the specific software packages I just mentioned. The point is to learn, for example, configuration management, not to be trained to use Puppet. The software used by Clark is used because it works for him, but the software is flexible and changeable.
  • ownCloud beefing up security with bounty program
    ownCloud Inc. have announced a partnership with HackerOne to help with the newly created Security Bug Bounty Program in an effort to find vulnerabilities and fix them before they become an issue for users.
  • National Science Foundation Commits $6 Million to Secure IoT
  • Schiphol Airport working on open innovation data and an open programming interface...
  • How open film project Cosmos Laundromat made Blender better
    If you're not familiar with the string of open projects that the Blender Institute has kicked out over the years, you might not be familiar with the term "open movie." Simply put, not only is Cosmos Laundromat produced using free and open source tools like Blender, GIMP, Krita, and Inkscape, but the film itself, and all of its assets—models, textures, character rigs, animations, all of it—are available under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. Want to see what a production character rig looks like? Or know how that giant color tornado was created? How about actually using a character (or just a prop) in your own project? Maybe you even want to redo the entire film to your own tastes. It's an open movie! You can!
  • Making strides in container integration, and more OpenStack news
  • The thin line between good and bad automation
    I don't like automation -- I love it. I whisper sweet nothings, come 'round with flowers, and buy milkshakes for automation. I've even stood outside the window with a boombox for automation. I will go out of my way to automate tasks that, while they are not terribly tedious, I don't want to have to remember exactly how to do them somewhere down the road, when months have gone by since the last time I had to relearn them.
  • The new IT is all about the customer
    Open source code. GitHub and other cloud repositories enable developers to share and consume code for almost any purpose imaginable. This reflects today's practical, non-ideological open source culture: Why code it yourself if someone else is offering it free under the most liberal license imaginable?

Leftovers: BSD

  • Coming Soon to OpenBSD/amd64: A Native Hypervisor
    Earlier today, Mike Larkin (mlarkin@) published a teaser for something he's been working on for a while.
  • the peculiar libretunnel situation
    The author of stunnel has (once, twice) asserted that stunnel may not be used with LibreSSL, only with OpenSSL. This is perhaps a strange thing for free software to do, and it creates the potential for some very weird consequences. First, some background. The OpenSSL license and the GPL are both free software licenses, but they are different flavors of freedom, meaning you can’t mix them. It would be like mixing savory and sweet. Can’t do it. Alright, so maybe technically you can do it, but you’re not supposed to. The flavor, er, freedom police will come get you. One workaround is for the GPL software to say, oh, but maybe wait, here’s an exception. (Does this make the software more or less free?) Here’s a longer explanation with sample exception.
  • FreeBSD on Beagle Bone Black (with X11)
    X11 clients on the Beagle Bone Black .. that’s X11 over the network, with the X Server elsewhere. No display as yet. The FreeBSD wiki notes that there’s no (mini) HDMI driver yet. So I built some X11 programs, xauth(1) and xmessage(1), and installed them on the Bone. Since I bought a blue case for the Bone, and it is the smallest computer in the house (discounting phones .. let’s call it the smallest hackable computer in the house) the kids decided to call it smurf. Here’s a screenshot of poudriere’s text console as it builds packages.

OpenSSL Security: A Year in Review

Over the last 10 years, OpenSSL has published advisories on over 100 vulnerabilities. Many more were likely silently fixed in the early days, but in the past year our goal has been to establish a clear public record. Read more Also: Tuesday's security advisories Linux Foundation publishes best practices for secure workstations