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10 steps to migrate your closed software to open source

Difio is a Django based application that keeps track of packages and tells you when they change. It provides multiple change analytics so you can make an informed decision on when or what to upgrade. Difio was created as closed software, then I decided to migrate it to open source to allow for in-house deployments and attract a larger community around the project. 10 steps to migrate your closed software to open source

How to make spreadsheets in a Linux terminal

If you are on a quest to get rid of your desktop environment and do everything from the console, well good luck with that. However, if you are a bit more serious, and would like to learn to do a new thing from the terminal, what about mastering spreadsheets? Sure, LibreOffice or any office suite […]Continue reading... The post How to make spreadsheets in a Linux terminal appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: What are games to play from a Linux terminal? How to manage multiple terminal windows on Linux Desktop How to record and replay a terminal session on Linux How to convert xlsx files to xls or csv format on Linux How to remove overlay scrollbars in Ubuntu

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 14.04LTS)

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on May 6, 2014 8:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL, Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 14.04LTS) This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses.

UltraDNS Dealing with DDoS Attack

UltraDNS said it has mitigated a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack for most of its customers after the service was held down for most of the day. "Currently, only customers utilizing a segment of UltraDNS Name Server addresses are experiencing resolution latency due to intermittent network saturation in the Western US," said Neustar director of product management, security solutions, Jim Fink in an email to Threatpost.

Atom E3800 served up on SBC and Qseven module

Avalue announced a 3.5-inch SBC and a Qseven format COM supporting the full range of Intel Atom E3800 SoCs and equipped with a wide range of PC-style I/O. Avalue is a bit late in announcing these new embedded boards based on Intel’s 22nm Atom E3800 system-on-chip, although being on Intel’s embedded roadmap, the SoCs will […]

AutoSSH, for All Your

I love SSH. I mean, I really, really love SSH. It's by far the most versatile, useful, amazingly powerful tool in my system administration quiver. One of the problems with SSH, however, is that when it dies, it doesn't automatically recover. Don't get me wrong.

OpenProject features adaptive timeline reports for project management

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 5, 2014 12:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Who doesn't know the challenges in complex project teams and organizations? Multiple projects need to be managed, often with various dependencies to other teams, partners, external suppliers or other parties. Different stakeholders require a different level of information. Questions arise and often cannot be answered satisfactory in many project teams: What is the timeline of our project? What needs to be done to reach the next milestone? How can we track dependencies to other parties in the project plan? Surprisingly, even with the existing OSS tool environment for project management, teams are often still not able to manage complexity.

What is the best social structure for an open source project?

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 5, 2014 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Code review is a practice that facilitates the rapid collaboration, sharing of knowledge, and supreme quality typical in open source projects. The code review social structure is a defining characteristic of a project. What is the best social structure for an open source project?

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Fedora 20

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on May 5, 2014 9:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora, MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Fedora 20 This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

How to record and replay a terminal session on Linux

Suppose you are a go to person among your friends and family when it comes to Linux related questions. Someone asked you how to install and configure a tool, and you wanted to show the procedures. How would you do that if he or she is not in front of you? There could be various ways (e.g., by documenting and emailing the procedures, or explaining verbally over the phone, etc), but probably the most clearcut solution would be to demonstrate it yourself. If the demonstration only requires a terminal, then the best way would be use terminal screencast or terminal session recorder.

Canonical stops ‘Ubuntu for Android’ development

  • Muktware; By Abhijoy Sarkar (Posted by bob on May 4, 2014 10:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
The Ubuntu for Android project was launched in early 2012 with the aim to merge Android Mobile and Ubuntu Linux desktop. According to Canonical, the project has been shelved for now and is not under active development.

XBMC 13 “Gotham” media center is ready to rise

  • liliputing; By Brad Linder (Posted by bob on May 4, 2014 12:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Linux
After months of development, the team behind popular media center software XBMC have released XBMC 13 “Gotham.” The software provides a full-screen experience for navigating media on a Windows, Linux, Mac. or Android system.

Allied serves up Raspberry Pi to robotics competition

Allied Electronics, Fort Worth TX, will provide a Model A Raspberry Pi computer board to each one of the more than 130 high school-age Dean's List Award finalists who participated in the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) season. The Dean's List Award began in 2010 to recognize the leadership and dedication of the most outstanding FRC students.

More than 130 Dean's List Award finalists were recognized during a ceremony at the 2014 FIRST Championship event, held recently in St. Louis MO, which involved more than 10,000 participants and 30,000 spectators.

Akademy-es 2014: Visit Malaga and learn about KDE

From May 16th to 18th, Málaga is hosting Akademy-es 2014 in Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieria de Telecomunicación of Universidad de Málaga. This event is organized by KDE España, Linux Málaga and Bitvalley, and represents the return of a KDE event to Málaga 9 years after it hosted Akademy 2005.

Script fools n00b hackers into hacking themselves

Security experts have warned Facebook users in India not to fall for a new scam which tricks victims into "self cross-site scripting" by promising access to a tool which will let them hack their friends' accounts.

OUCH... right in the Androids! Google hit by another antitrust sueball

This time it's about 'illegal monopoly' of mobile search. Google is facing a new antitrust class action lawsuit in the US over its "illegal monopoly" on internet and mobile search.

Rugged COM Express module pairs i.MX6 with Altera FPGA

Men Micro has released a Rugged COM Express module that mixes a Freescale i.MX6 SoC with an Altera Cyclone IV FPGA, and supports -40 to +85°C operation.

A Cool Project for Microsoft: Adopt Linux

"Do you know Linux? WE ARE HIRING!" That's what billboards from HostGator have been saying for the past several years. That company is not alone. Demand for Linux talent is high and getting higher.

Books and more are relicensed to Creative Commons

I began working with the Wikimedia Foundation in January 2012 for program and community support in India. With the Centre for Internet and Society's Access To Knowledge program, we focus on open access for scholarly publications to help communities enrich Wikipedia entries for Indic languages. While I was negotiating with a few authors to relicense their copyrighted books to a Creative Commons license (a license that allows anyone to reuse, modify and use content), I began identifying certain areas of motivation for an author to donate their work as free content.

Google's Silver bullet for landfill Android: How web giant hopes to regain control of its OS

The rumours are true: Google is working on a new brand called Silver to seize back control of the Android platform. Details of the thing have been corroborated by multiple sources – and it looks like a declaration of war on Samsung and wannabe top-tier gadget manufacturers.

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