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Dropbox plans to drop encrypted Linux filesystems in November

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2018 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Penguinistas mobilise against decision to support only EXT4 Linux users are calling on Dropbox to reverse a decision to trim its filesystem support to unencrypted EXT4 only.…

HTTP request routing and validation with gorilla/mux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2018 1:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Go networking library includes the http.ServeMux structure type, which supports HTTP request multiplexing (routing): A web server routes an HTTP request for a hosted resource, with a URI such as /sales4today, to a code handler; the handler performs the appropriate logic before sending an HTTP response, typically an HTML page. Here’s a sketch of the architecture: read more

5 of the Best Linux Educational Software and Games for Kids

  • Make Tech Easier; By Kenneth Kimari (Posted by damien on Aug 14, 2018 11:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Linux comes with plenty of educational software and games for kids. These are 5 of the best Linux educational software to keep your kids ahead of the game.

How To Install Asterisk on CentOS 7

  • linuxize.com; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Aug 14, 2018 10:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This tutorial will guide you through the steps required to install Asterisk 15 on CentOS 7. Asterisk is the most popular and widely adopted open source PBX platform that powers IP PBX systems, conference servers and VoIP gateways. It is used by individuals, small businesses, large enterprises and governments worldwide.

5 open source strategy and simulation games for Linux

Gaming has traditionally been one of Linux's weak points. That has changed somewhat in recent years thanks to Steam, GOG, and other efforts to bring commercial games to multiple operating systems, but those games are often not open source. Sure, the games can be played on an open source operating system, but that is not good enough for an open source purist. read more

How To Enable Hardware Accelerated Video Decoding In Chromium On Ubuntu Or Linux Mint

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Aug 14, 2018 8:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This article explains how to install a Chromium development build which includes a patch that enables VA-API on Linux, bringing support for GPU accelerated video decoding, which should significantly decrease the CPU usage when watching HD videos online.

Build Your Own Linux Single Board Computer

Blueberry Pi. On the face of it this is just Yet Another SBC With A Fruity Pi Name, but what caught our attention is that unlike all the others, this is one you can build yourself if you want. It’s entirely open-source, but it differs from other boards that release their files to the world in that it manages to keep construction within the realm of what is possible on the bench rather than the pick-and-place.

How to display data in a human-friendly way on Linux

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2018 4:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Many Linux commands now have options to make their output a little easier to digest. Here's a look at some that bring out the friendliness of our favorite OS.

Linux 4.18 Benefits from Energy-Aware Scheduling on ARM

  • Server Watch; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 14, 2018 2:35 AM EDT)
Longest release cycle this year for the Linux kernel brings new features

Linux Kernel 4.18 Keeps Things Solid and Secure

Linus Torvalds published the 4.18 kernel on Sunday, one week later than expected. This has a been a rocky release... and it’s all Android's fault (more or less).

Windows is coming to Chromebooks… with Google’s blessing

The host with the most. Google plans to allow Windows 10 to run on its budget Chromebooks, with the Chocolate Factory’s blessing.…

Beautiful maps in minutes: Meet Kepler.gl

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2018 7:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Shan He may hold Silicon Valley's most meta job. "When I started out, I was building maps. Then I moved on to build tools to build maps, and now I'm doing tools to do tools that build maps." read more

TensorFlow Pi port is latest salvo in battle for edge analytics

The recent port of TensorFlow to the Raspberry Pi is the latest in a series of chess moves from Google and its chief AI rival Nvidia to win the hearts and keyboards of embedded Linux developers. Google’s recent announcement that it had ported its open source TensorFlow machine intelligence (ML) library for neural networking to […]

Linux bzip2 Command Tutorial for Beginners (6 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2018 5:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
File compressions are carried out according to specific algorithms. There are many compression techniques, and one of them is achieved through bzip2. In this tutorial, we will learn the basics of bzip2 using some easy to understand examples.

#DEFCON Vote Hacking Village Refute NASS 'Unfair' Claims

  • info security; By Dan Raywood (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2018 3:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
DEFCON has hit back at criticisms levied at it by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) over the introduction of an area designed to test voting machines.

A sysadmin's handy cheat sheet for SELinux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2018 2:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
SELinux may seem complex at first, but with the right cheat sheet it can become a powerful ally for sysadmins. This guide is designed to help you to improve your skills managing and using Security-Enhanced Linux. Also check out my more in-depth article, A sysadmin's guide to SELinux: 42 answers to the big questions. Download the free SELinux cheat sheet. read more

Encrypting NFSv4 with Stunnel TLS

NFS clients and servers push file traffic over clear-text connections in the default configuration, which is incompatible with sensitive data. TLS can wrap this traffic, finally bringing protocol security. Before you use your cloud provider's NFS tools, review all of your NFS usage and secure it where necessary.

How to Install GetSimple CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2018 12:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
GetSimple CMS is a free, open source, simple and easy to use web Content Management System that can be used to create blogs and websites. In this tutorial, we will explain how to install GetSimple CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

Convert file systems with Fstransform

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2018 10:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Few people know that they can convert their filesystems from one type to another without losing data, i.e. non-destructively. It may sound like magic, but Fstransform can convert an ext2, ext3, ext4, jfs, reiserfs or xfs partition to another type from the list in almost any combination. More importantly, it does so in-place, without formatting […]

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