New story! How to back up a Debian system using backupninja

Prudence or experience by disaster can teach every sysadmin the importance of taking frequent system backups. You can do so by writing good old shell scripts, or using one (or more) of the many backup tools available for the job. Thus the more tools you become acquainted with, the better informed decisions you will make […]Continue reading... The post How to back up a Debian system using backupninja appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to synchronize files between two servers bidirectionally How to set up a mail server in Ubuntu or Debian How to use systemd for system administration on Debian How to create a cloud-based encrypted file system on Linux How to perform system backup with backup-manager on Linux

New story! Fedora 21 beta finally arrives

It took a while, but the latest version of Fedora, Red Hat's community Linux, is now available in beta.

New story! Kernel 3.18 development – the kernel column

Jon Masters examines the latest features to land in Linux 3.17 and ongoing development toward features in Linux 3.18 and beyond. Linus Torvalds announced Linux 3.17, the Shuffling Zombie Juror, saying, “The past week was fairly calm, and so I have no qualms about releasing 3.17 on the normal schedule”. The latest kernel includes a number of nice headline features, such as the new getrandom() system call and sealed files APIs that we covered in previous issues of LU&D. Linux 3.17 also includes support for less highlighted new features, such as new signature checking of kexec()’d kernel images and sparse files on Samba file systems (which is significant for those mounting Windows and Mac shares).

New story! Non-Linux FOSS: XAMP

One of my career iterations put me in charge of a Windows server that had Apache and PHP installed on it to serve as a Web server for the corporate intranet. Although I was happy to see Apache used as the Web server dæmon, the installation on the Windows server was the most confusing and horrifying mess I've ever seen.

New story! Tiny quad-core ARM mini-PC runs Ubuntu with Cinnamon

A startup is pitching a $129-$199 “Imp” mini-PC on Indiegogo based on a quad-core Odroid-U3 SBC, with HDMI streaming and an Ubuntu/Cinnamon Linux desktop.

New story! Should you use Debian or Ubuntu?

In today's open source roundup: Debian versus Ubuntu. Plus: Five Linux distros for your computer, and which game genres need more games on Linux?

New story! How to configure an NFS server and mount NFS shares on Ubuntu 14.10

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux; By Srijan Kishore (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2014 9:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
This guide explains how to configure an NFS server in Ubuntu 14.10 Network File System (NFS) is a popular distributed filesystem protocol that enables users to mount remote directories on their server. The system lets you leverage storage space in a different location and write onto the same space from multiple servers in an effortless manner. It, thus, works fairly well for directories that users need to access frequently.

New story! Odoo 8 with SSL Reverse Proxy using Apache

If you have Odoo running and want to secure the connection via an SSL reverse proxy. Then you can do it using now using Apache.

New story! Fedora Council election results

The votes are in! Two seats were open on the newly formed Fedora Council, and we had five candidates to fill them. The new Fedora Council members are Rex Dieter and Langdon White.

New story! Dinner can be like open source too

There has been much written about cooking and recipes and how they are analogous of the open source way—from The Magic Cauldron chapter in The Cathedral and the Bazaar, to websites dedicated to the idea, like forkthecookbook.com. There is also a particular meal that I think truly exemplifies the open source way: the hot pot.

New story! 32-bit Man in a 64-bit World

While it’s not really on anyone’s radar, and barely on mine, several communities are either openly discussing curtailing — some are already outright walking away from — a 32-bit version of their distro, opting instead to go 64-bit only. Understandably, more of today’s focus is on some of the more pressing issues of the FOSS day, like how systemd will end life as we know it while plunging the entire universe into its black hole of doom.

New story! Review of the new Firefox browser built for developers

Mozilla recently announced a new browser version for developers on the 10th anniversary of the Firefox browser. The Usersnap team and I took a look at whether it works well for the web development process, offers developers a variety of possible applications, and if it keeps up with the Google Chrome dev tools.

New story! GNOME Triumphs, Linux 3.18 Nears Release and FreeBSD's Benefactor

It pays to help others out. Earlier this month, the GNOME Foundation faced down one of its biggest challenges yet. No this wasn't a debate about systemd, or competition from rival KDE, it was a trademark challenge from Groupon.

New story! Let's Encrypt Partnership Promises Open, Better Web Security

There's a good chance the software that runs your cloud, stores your data and serves your websites is open source. Soon, the SSL/TSL certificate that encrypts it can be, too -- or something close to it, at least, if Let's Encrypt, an initiative back by Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai and others to build an open certificate authority, succeeds.

New story! Q4OS Is the Perfect Distro for People Who Want a Windows OS, Only Safer

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 26, 2014 1:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Q4OS is a Linux distribution built to offer a similar experience to Windows XP. It's been around for a long time and now the developers have released yet another update for the operating system.

New story! How to set the PATH variable in Bash

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Nov 26, 2014 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
The Bash shell is a command language interpreter for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. There are other shells like it, but it has become the most popular, and it is the default shell in Linux and Mac OS X. Bash was designed as a free replacement for the Bourne shell, one of the earliest shells for the Unix operating system. It (the Bourne shell) was named after its creator – Stephen Bourne.

New story! How to install a paravirtualized Xen guest

This is a follow-up to the Xen hypervisor installation article. By this point you have a workstation - perhaps an old laptop or desktop - running the Xen hypervisor and Debian Jessie. You can now add a few guest machines. This procedure installs a copy of Debian Jessie into a Xen image, then uses that […]Continue reading... The post How to install a paravirtualized Xen guest appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware

New story! Why VMware and Citrix will support Linux VDI

There's only a handful of customers who need Linux VDI, but that doesn't change the fact that they need it. In shops that use both Linux and Windows, a unified virtualization tool from VMware and Citrix could hit the spot.

New story! Mapping the world with open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2014 9:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades. But the tides are slowly turning as open source GIS software is gaining increasing prominence. Paul Ramsey, senior strategist at the open source company Boundless, is one of the people trying to change that. read more

New story! About Linux Weekly News - Distro Review Week

  • linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Nov 26, 2014 9:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
This week's news includes links to reviews for Scientific Linux, openSUSE and Caine Linux. There is also an insight into one man's journey to Linux and an interview with Jens Reuterberg.

New story! Linux-based AUV maps Antarctic sea ice thickness

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2014 6:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Woods Hole Oceanographic used a Linux-based “SeaBED” AUV to build the first 3D map of Antarctic sea ice — and found it’s thicker than had been estimated. Every now and then we see some good news about climate change sprinkled in with all the increasingly dire warnings. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that solar […]

New story! NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 26, 2014 5:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Now you can run your own intelligence agency The NSA has decided to let the public have a peek at what it's been up to, for a change, by promising to release some of its data analysis tools under an open-source license.…

New story! Fedora 21 Innovates in Docker Cloud Virtualization with Project Atomic

Fedora 21 will feature significant innovations in Docker container-based virtualization and cloud app deployment as a result of Project Atomic, making it one of the first Docker-friendly Linux distributions.

New story! 2014: Year of open source miracles

Open source software is still software and vulnerabilities are expected. Unlike a filesystem bug or a kernel panic, they cause no pain until they strike.

New story! uib gmbh announces the release 4.0.5 of the client management system opsi

opsi 4.0.5 comes with several new features as managing Linux-Clients and UEFI Support

New story! Open food developers have a message for you

Growstuff is an open source project to build a crop database from growers' knowledge, crowdsourcing information about who plants what food, when and where they plant it, and how they harvest it. Find it on GitHub.

New story! A review of PC-BSD 10.1

  • ITworld; By Jim Lynch (Posted by jimlynch on Nov 26, 2014 1:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
In today's open source roundup: LinuxBSDos.com reviews PC-BSD 10.1. Plus: The dangers of the Less command for Linux users, and can a Redditor get an entry level sys admin job with no degree?

New story! Survey: Public Clouds, File Syncing and Data Privacy Dangers

A survey from enterprise information management company M-Files says a majority of employees use public cloud file-syncing and sharing services for sensitive data.

New story! Canonical Is Still Considering Turning the Phone into a Mini-PC

Canonical is working to complete their idea of convergence with the launch of Ubuntu Touch, a new operating system for mobile devices. The desktop flavor of Ubuntu will eventually share the same code with the mobile one, and their plans go even further than that.

New story! Android game console runs on quad-core Cortex-A17

Ugoos announced a “micro game console” spin-off of its Android-based quad-core Cortex-A17 UT3 media player, and released an Ubuntu 14.10 build for the UT3.

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