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Natural disasters on the rise: How open data and tools can save lives

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2019 8:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you've lived through a major, natural disaster, you know that during the first few days you'll probably have to rely on a mental map, instead of using a smartphone as an extension of your brain. Where's the closest hospital with disaster care? What about shelters? Gas stations? And how many soft story buildings—with their propensity to collapse—will you have to zig-zag around to get there? read more

The battle between real open source vs. faux open source heats up

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2019 7:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
VIDEO: Is open-source past its prime? Does it need to be replaced? Some companies say yes, while others say nonsense!

Secure File Sharing Tool OnionShare 2 Adds Anonymous Dropboxes

  • Linux Uprising; By Linux Uprising (Posted by logix on Feb 21, 2019 6:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
OnionShare 2 has been released after nearly a year of work, adding support for anonymous dropboxes, next generation V3 onion services, and more.

The results from our past three Linux distro polls

Every year, we like to ask readers "What desktop distro do you prefer in 2019?" This year, the total votes tallied in at 5,641, and the winner was Fedora with 1,151 votes. Ubuntu was a very close second with 1,133 votes. From Sparky to Puppy to Gentoo ("how was that not on the list?"), readers weighed in. And, lots of folks mentioned their love of Pop! OS. read more

Bash-Insulter : A Script That Insults An User When Typing A Wrong Command

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh M (Posted by 2daygeek on Feb 21, 2019 3:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: Give a try with bash-insulter if you want a fun on terminal.

Simple guide to install MySQL WorkBench for Linux (Ubuntu & RHEL/CentOS)

MySql Workbench for Linux is GUI (Graphical User Interface) for MySql. It acts as a graphical frontend for MySql databases & is used extensively by Developers, DBAs & Database Architects alike. MySql workbench for...

Testing Bash with BATS

Software developers writing applications in languages such as Java, Ruby, and Python have sophisticated libraries to help them maintain their software's integrity over time. They create tests that run applications through a series of executions in structured environments to ensure all of their software's aspects work as expected. read more

5 of the Best Linux Distros for Developers and Programmers

If you are using Linux to code, you'll have to choose a distro that works for you. Here are some of the best Linux distros for developers and programmers.

Linux-powered robot kit aims for sweet spot between pro and kid products

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2019 10:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Vincross has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a modular “MIND Kit” robotics kit ranging from $89 for the Linux-driven, quad -A53 compute unit to $799 for a complete kit with servo controller, motors, battery, bases, sensors, lidar, and a mic array. Vincross, which was founded in 2014 by Tsinghua University AI scientist Tianqi Sun, went […]

Deploy InfluxDB and Grafana on Kubernetes to collect Twitter stats

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2019 9:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Kubernetes is the de facto leader in container orchestration on the market, and it is an amazingly configurable and powerful orchestration tool. As with many powerful tools, it can be somewhat confusing at first. read more

HTTP Vs. HTTPS

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Feb 21, 2019 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The internet runs on protocols. Rules and norm defined so that there is some form of standardization. One such protocol is the HyperText Transfer Protocol(HTTP).

How to Install Netbeans on Ubuntu 18.04

  • linuxize.com; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Feb 21, 2019 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Netbeans is a full-featured cross-platform IDE that helps you build applications in Java, PHP, and many other languages.

Do Linux distributions still matter with containers?

Some people say Linux distributions no longer matter with containers. Alternative approaches, like distroless and scratch containers, seem to be all the rage. It appears we are considering and making technology decisions based more on fashion sense and immediate emotional gratification than thinking through the secondary effects of our choices. We should be asking questions like: How will these choices affect maintenance six months down the road? What are the engineering tradeoffs? How does this paradigm shift affect our build systems at scale? read more

How to Master the Linux Tree Command

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Feb 21, 2019 4:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
As a Linux user, our first choice for directory listing is the good old ls command. The ls command, however, lacks some features that are provided by our topic under discussion-the tree command. This command prints the folders, subfolders, and files in the form of a tree.

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How to Exclude Files and Directories with Rsync

  • linuxize.com; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Feb 21, 2019 2:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU
With Rsync you can mirror data, create incremental backups and copy files between systems. When copying data, you may want to exclude one or more files or directories based on their name or location.

How To Automatically Change GNOME Background In Intervals Using BASH

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Feb 21, 2019 1:00 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Have you ever wanted to have that automatic background switching feature on your GNOME Linux distro? I missed that feature after I switched from Cinnamon to GNOME :( Searched for apps in the software center and alas there is none that I could find. However, today I’m happy to let you know that there is a workaround to this missing feature through the use of BASH scripting language.

Cat-Proofing Your Screen Locker with Bash

by Mitch Frazier   I have a computer in my bedroom. I also have cats. Unfortunately, cats and screen lockers don't mix well, particularly at night. To be accurate, it's more a problem with the display power management than the actual screen locking. Here's the way it works: I run a script to "shut the lights off at night" (that is, lock the screen and force the display to power down), and that works great, until one of the cats jumps on the desk and causes the mouse to move and turn the display back on. And the cats don't even have to touch the mouse; the slight movement of the desk is enough to cause the mouse to react. Recently, I'd had enough of it and figured there had to be a way to disable the mouse and "refactor" the script.

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How To Change The TimeZone In Linux

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh M (Posted by 2daygeek on Feb 20, 2019 7:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: It's mandatory to set the proper timezone in Linux for various reasons.

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