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Cloudgizer: An introduction to a new open source web development tool
Cloudgizer is a free open source tool for building web applications. It combines the ease of scripting languages with the performance of C, helping manage the development effort and run-time resources for cloud applications.read more
The Chromebook Grows Up
I think Chrome OS is, in my opinion, the Linux desktop for themasses that's been predicted for as long as I've used Linux. Granted,it has a huge corporate behemoth in the form of Google behind it, butthat's also why it has advanced in public acceptance as far as ithas. This article's main purpose is to report on how far it has comealong and what to expect in the future—it's a bright one!
A record pager built with YAD
How to turn a YAD dialog into a GUI viewer/pager for records in a data table.
How to Install Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04 with Nginx as a Reverse Proxy
In this tutorial we will show you how to install Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also show you how install and configure the Nginx web server as a reverse proxy for your Odoo application.
Mixing software development roles produces great results
Most open source communities don’t have a lot of formal roles. There are certainly people who help with sysadmin tasks, testing, writing documentation, and translating or developing code. But people in open source communities typically move among different roles, often fulfilling several at once.In contrast, team members at most traditional companies have defined roles, working on documentation, support, QA, and in other areas.read more
Share Files Securely With Onionshare
Install Onionshare in Linux and use it to send files over Tor. The developer of Onionshare officially supports Ubuntu with a PPA. Enable it on your system, and install Onionshare.Debian is in an unusual situation. Only the testing and unstable releases have updated versions of Onionshare in their repositories. Stable doesn't have it at all. So, if you're running testing or unstable, just install it. Otherwise, you're going to need to use Apt pinning.
AryaLinux: A Distribution and a Platform
AryaLinux doesn’t only offer an installable, open source operating system, they offer a platform with which users can build a complete GNU/Linux operating system. The provided scripts were created based on the instructions from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch.
Windows 10 Linux Distribution Overload? We have just the thing
Processes, Services, Installations: One UI to rule them all. Almost.An attempt to cure the headache of a Windows 10 desktop festooned with Linux distributions has arrived in the form of WSLTools from Opsview.…
How to Install Minimal Ubuntu on Your Old PC
Ubuntu is good, but it can be bloated and not suitable for an old PC. Here is how to install a minimal and non-bloated Ubuntu on your older PC.
castero – command-line podcast player
castero is designed to be easy to use and targeted at users who want lightweight command line applications instead of bloated GUI-based alternatives.
Copying and Pasting Text onto the Linux Terminal
While working with the Terminal, we sometimes require copying a long command, file name or text from the web. In this tutorial we will show you how to do so through a few examples we ran on Ubuntu 18.04.
An introduction to the Django Python web app framework
In the first three articles of this four-part series comparing different Python web frameworks, we covered the Pyramid, Flask, and Tornado web frameworks. We've built the same app three times and have finally made our way to Django.read more
How to Install OpenMeetings on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
OpenMeetings is an open source web-based application for presenting, online training, web conferencing, collaborative whiteboard drawing and document editing, and user desktop sharing. In this tutorial, we will be going to explain how to install OpenMeetings on Ubuntu 18.04 server.
How to Install and Configure VNC on Ubuntu 18.04
This guide covers the steps necessary for installing and configuring VNC server on a Ubuntu 18.04 system. We will also show you how to securely connect to the VNC server through an SSH tunnel.
Designing your garden with Edraw Max
I watch a lot of BBC Gardeners World, which gives me a lot of inspiration for making changes to my own garden. I tried looking for a free and open source program for designing gardens in the openSUSE package search. The only application that I found was Rosegarden, a MIDI and Audio Sequencer and Notation Editor. Using google, I found Edraw Max, an all-in-one diagram software. This included a Floor planner, including templates for garden design. And there are download options for various Linux distributions, including openSUSE.
How To Setup Latest Oracle OpenJDK On Linux
OpenJDK is an open source version of Java Development Kit and is available on most Linux package repositories. Sadly, the version is quite outdated since Java programs today are compiled for the latest Java Environment (which is now version 10), the package found on most Linux repositories is still in previous stable release ie., v1.8. This article will guide you on how to install the latest OpenJDK on your Linux computer, and how to set its environment variables so you can start right away with your Java project.
Rugged, Linux-friendly embedded PC plugs you into the CANBus
IEI announced an IP40-protected “DRPC-130-AL” DIN-rail computer with an Atom x5-E3930, CANBus, SATA, eMMC, 4x USB 3.0, dual HDMI and GbE, extended temperature support, and shock and vibration resistance. IEI’s fanless DRPC-130-AL may be the quintessential compact industrial embedded PC.
Happy 25th Birthday, Debian!
Today, August 16, 2018, the Debian Project celebrates its 25th anniversary since the late Ian Murdock announced the Debian Linux Release, which is now known as the Debian Project.
What is your favorite Linux window manager?
While many Linux users have a strong preference for a window manager of choice, for those just making their way over from Windows or Mac, it may be hard to understand what a window manager is, or that it's even something you have a choice in. A window manager is the part of your system that dictates how individual application windows look, and how you can interact with, control, and arrange them.read more
MongoDB installation & configuration on RHEL/CentOS
MongoDB is one of the famous , free & open source document oriented No-SQL database server. MongoDB uses JSON like document format to store data in database, rather than using rows & columns, as...
Distro inferno: Debian's still rocking at 25
Sleeker, slimmer and now a bit greyerHot on the heels of Slackware's quarter century comes the 25th anniversary of the announcement that Debian was incoming.…
Linux-friendly embedded computer runs on Apollo Lake power
Axiomtek has released a rugged, Ubuntu-ready “eBOX627-312-FL” embedded PC with a dual-core Celeron N3350, 2x GbE, 6x USB, and 4x serial ports plus mini-PCIe, HDMI, SATA, and “Flexible I/O.” The eBOX627-312-FL is a more rugged spin on two earlier eBOX industrial computers equipped with Intel’s Apollo Lake generation Celeron N3350 SoC: the low-profile eBOX100-312-FL and […]
Learn how to install several VPN protocols on your Linux device
Linux is one of the most used operating systems, and it is highly regarded for its top-notch security and privacy features. However, it is never a bad idea to mix in a VPN with powerful encryption just to add that extra layer of security.
GNU Linux-Libre 4.18 Kernel Officially Released for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom
Alexandre Oliva announced the release and general availability of the GNU Linux-libre 4.18 kernel for Linux users seeking 100% freedom for their personal computers.
DevSecOps: How to conquer 3 big culture challenges
Tips for building a DevSecOps culture that bakes security into development from the start
Garbage collection in Perl 6
In the first article in this series on migrating Perl 5 code to Perl 6, we looked into some of the issues you might encounter when porting your code. In this second article, we’ll get into how garbage collection differs in Perl 6.read more
MariaDB administration commands for beginners
MariaDB is an open-source Relational Database & is a community developed forked-out version of MySQL database. MariaDB has replaced MySQL as default database in RHEL/CentOS 7.In this tutorial, we
How to Install Asterisk on Debian 9
In this tutorial, we will walk you through the installation of Asterisk on a Debian 9 VPS. Asterisk is the most popular open source software implementation of a telephone private branch exchange (PBX).
Major Zorin OS Linux Release Is Coming This Fall Based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
The Zorin OS developers announced the release and general availability of Zorin OS 12.4, the fourth maintenance update to the latest Zorin OS 12 operating system series based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).
An introduction to the Django Python web app framework
In the first three articles of this four-part series comparing different Python web frameworks, we covered the Pyramid, Flask, and Tornado web frameworks. We've built the same app three times and have finally made our way to Django.read more
Happy Birthday, Debian. Here are 10 Interesting Facts about Debian project
One of the oldest Linux distribution still in development, Debian has just turned 25. Let’s have a look at some interesting facts about this awesome FOSS project.
How to Monitor your Linux Server using osquery
Osquery is an open source Operating System monitoring, query, and analytics software. Created by Facebook, it exposes an operating system as a high-performance relational database that can be queried using SQL-based queries. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install osquery on
How to Use htop to Monitor System Processes in Ubuntu 18.04
In this article, we will show you how to install and use htop to monitor processes in Ubuntu. Htop is a Linux command line tool with a functionality that is similar to Windows Task manager.
NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux
Thanks to a little Twitter tip, we've learned today that NVIDIA are indeed working to provide better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux.
Akademy 2018 Tuesday BoF Wrapup
Tuesday continued the Akademy BoFs, group sessions and hacking. There is a wrapup session at the end of the day so that what happened in the different rooms can be shared with everyone including those not present.Watch Tuesday[he]#039[/he]s wrapup session in the video.
FOSS Software Alternatives to Popular Proprietary Software
A list of FOSS alternatives to popular proprietary software was compiled in to what is now a popular infographic by anonymiss@despora.de. We've contributed by making a text list of the infographic. Now it's your turn-- tell us what FOSS alternatives you recommend in each category and we'll add them to this master list.
How to Create a Dummy Zombie Process in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
As software testers, we sometimes need to know how a zombie process looks like on our system. If there is no zombie process running on your system, you can create a dummy for testing purposes as described in this article.
Embedded Linux Conference Europe tackles techs diversity problem
The Linux Foundation has posted session descriptions for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe and OpenIoT Summit Europe, to be held Oct. 22-24, in Edinburgh, with topics ranging from RISC-V to deep learning to workplace diversity.
New Intel Chip Exploits Discovered, Instagram Accounts Attacked, Nativ Vita Hi-Res Music Server Has New Features, QEMU 3.0 Now Available and the Debian GNU/Linux Project Turns 25 Tomorrow
News briefs for August 15, 2018.
Google bod want cookies to crumble and be remade into something more secure
Shifting session identifiers into HTTP works, but Facebook and others won't be happy. A key member of the Google Chrome security team has proposed the death of cookies to be replaced with secure HTTP tokens.…
.snap Vs ,deb Package
With the growth of Linux applications in quantity and quality also comes the concern of security. Even with few cases of Linux attack known cases available it is possible to be attacked by virus or hackers or malware.
Railway computer runs Linux on Kaby Lake
Lanner’s rugged, Linux-friendly “R6S” railway computer runs on an Intel 7th Gen Core i7-7600U chip and offers 10x M12 PoE ports, 3x mini-PCIe slots, and EN 50155 and EN 45545 certification. The R6S uses the same dual-core, Kaby Lake Core i7-7600U CPU as Lanner’s recent V6S vehicle surveillance NVR computer and similarly offers 10x GbE […]
How to navigate your GNOME Linux desktop with only a keyboard
Almost ever since I first started using Linux, I've been on a mission to find the perfect window manager.My first experience with Linux was in the late 90s, and I first tried installing it on my own in the early 2000s. Like many converts, my previous experience was largely with Windows, and so my early mission was to find an experience that closely replicated Windows, or at least let me interact with it in a familiar way.read more
From the Vault: Quick and Dirty SSH Tunneling
Shawn shows us how to set up a quick SSH tunnel for accessing a computer behind a remote firewall. He demonstrates this from his hotel room 400 miles away from his home network!
Valve may be adding support for using compatibility tools for playing games on different operating systems
Reddit seems to be buzzing with information from SteamDB showing indications that Valve might be adding support for compatibility tools to enable you to play games on operating systems they weren't designed for, like Wine
How to Back Up Your PostgreSQL Database
Database backups are extremely important and absolutely necessary for protection against data loss. The lack of database backups can totally mess up business operations and can be devastating for a business. In this tutorial below we will teach you how to backup a PostreSQL database. PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system used by many developers to store and manipulate data for their applications and websites.
How software users are like kittens
It's summer,1 it's hot, nobody wants to work. What we all want to do is look at pictures of cute kittens and go "ahhh." So I'm going to exploit you all with an article about kittens and (vaguely about) security. It's light-hearted, it's fluffy, and it has a picture of two of our cats at the top of it. What's not to like?read more
Install and Use The Signal Encrypted Messenger App
Do you wish there was a more secure option for sending text messages and even making calls from your phone? Wouldn't it be great if that option utilized end-to-end encryption to ensure that your communications were entirely protected? Well, that option exists in the form of Signal.
How to Schedule Tasks on Ubuntu 18.04 Using Crontab
This tutorial shows you how to run programs at a specific time or in a given interval on Ubuntu by using the crontab. In this example, we will set up a backup job with the tar command to run once a week.
Shuffling Letters and Words
My last few articles have described building a pretty sophisticated passwordgenerator, except for one thing: I never quite got to the point ofscrambling the end result to add a second level of randomness. I sidesteppedthe issue by saying it was an exercise for the reader, but in fact, it'sa pretty interesting problem, so let's look at it here.
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