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How to Build Your Own Media Center with OpenELEC

Monday 20th of March 2017 01:00:00 AM

Have you ever wanted to make your own home theater system?

6 Alternative Linux Shells for Power Users

Sunday 19th of March 2017 09:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: Bash is pre-installed on most Linux distros, but it is not the only shell around. Here are 6 alternative Linux shells you can use and try out.

Linux Kernel 3.16.42 LTS Is a Massive Update with More Than 330 Improvements

Sunday 19th of March 2017 05:00:00 PM

Sure Linux 3.16 is old, but that doesn't mean it's not loved (and by loved we mean supported with bug fixes!)

Growing Young FOSS Programmers With Help of Scratch and Al Sweigart

Sunday 19th of March 2017 01:00:00 PM

If your young child is showing an interest in learning computers, an introduction to Scratch and these instructional videos by Al Sweigart might be in order.

How to install Apache, PHP 7.1 and MySQL on CentOS 7.3 (LAMP)

Sunday 19th of March 2017 01:00:00 AM

This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache webserver on a CentOS 7 server with PHP and MySQL support.

An introduction to GRUB2 configuration for your Linux machine

Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:00 PM

What do you know about GRUB2?

How buying a 3D printer can save you money

Saturday 18th of March 2017 01:00:00 PM

Get the steps you need to take to make an open product for less than the sales tax on an equivalent commercial proprietary product.

How To Automatically Organize Similar Type Of Files In Specific Folders

Saturday 18th of March 2017 06:00:00 AM

Classifier is commandline utility used to organize files in your directory instantly, by classifying them into different folders in Unix-like operating systems.

How to install WordPress with Docker

Saturday 18th of March 2017 02:00:00 AM

TechRepublic: Deploying containers with Docker isn't nearly as complicated as you might think.

Build a Real VPN with OpenVPN

Friday 17th of March 2017 10:00:00 PM Learn how to build a proper virtual private network with OpenVPN in this tutorial.

How Canonical makes money from Ubuntu

Friday 17th of March 2017 09:00:00 PM No one makes money from open source; you make money ‘around’ open source. Canonical just proved it.

Firefox Goes PulseAudio Only, Leaves ALSA Users With No Sound

Friday 17th of March 2017 08:00:00 PM

OMG Ubuntu: A change they left out of the release notes

Kgif - A Simple Shell Script to Create a Gif File from Active Window

Friday 17th of March 2017 07:00:00 PM

2daygeek: Kgif is a simple shell script which create a Gif file from active window.

Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux

Friday 17th of March 2017 06:00:00 PM

TechDriveIn: Tox is a peer-to-peer instant-messaging and video-calling protocol that offers end-to-end encryption.

No, Evil Hackers Aren't After You

Friday 17th of March 2017 05:00:00 PM

FOSSforce: Humankind has outgrown the need to have monsters hiding under our beds.

How to Change Linux I/O Scheduler

Friday 17th of March 2017 04:00:00 PM

LinuxRoutes: The Linux I/O Scheduler is a process of accessing the block I/O from storage volumes.

Fedora 26 Alpha Delayed by a Week Due to Late Blockers, Could Launch on March 28

Friday 17th of March 2017 03:00:00 PM

This is the second delay the Fedora 26 Alpha release received

Daimler joins Linux's Open Invention Network patent-protection group

Friday 17th of March 2017 02:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, has joined the Linux and open-source patent-protection organization.

Beginners Guide To The Bash Terminal

Friday 17th of March 2017 01:00:00 PM

Learn the basics of Linux bash scripting in this easy to follow crash course on bash basics.

P2V: Debian Testing PXE server and Vmware Workstation 11

Friday 17th of March 2017 12:00:00 PM

FreedomPenguin: Turn an old computer into a PXE server with Vmware Workstation 11 with this step by step guide.

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at and We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.