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Pi2D2 interview

Game designer for Borderlands, The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us builds the droid we’ve been looking for

Handy Disk Image Tools

There are a number of different ways of mounting an ISO image under Linux. The venerable mount command offers an easy solution. But if you need tools that offer more functionality for working with disk images, try some of the following excellent open source tools.

Debian/Ubuntu Cross-distro Gaming with Firejail

  • Layer 3 Networking Blog (Posted by netblue30 on Oct 26, 2014 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Games
I have a dual-boot setup. On one partition I have Debian 7. I spend most of my time here, this is my main Linux desktop. On a different partition I have Ubuntu 14.04. I used to boot into Ubuntu occasionally for playing games or for testing my software on a newer compiler tool chain. Not anymore! My new setup allows me to run programs on Ubuntu partition directly from Debian, without the need to boot back and forth between the two distros.

How to open a port in the firewall on CentOS or RHEL

Out of the box, enterprise Linux distributions such as CentOS or RHEL come with a powerful firewall built-in, and their default firewall rules are pretty restrictive. Thus if you install any custom services (e.g., web server, NFS, Samba), chances are their traffic will be blocked by the firewall rules.

Install gpEasy CMS with NGINX and PHP5-FPM on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

In this article we will show you how to install gpEasy CMS on a Ubuntu 14.04 VPS using Nginx web-server and PHP5-FPM. gpEasy is a simple and powerful CMS. It was designed to be an easy to use, but lightweight and fully functional content management system (CMS). gpEasy CMS doesn’t require you to setup any databases and allows you to edit your website on the fly since it’s flat-file based.

A Modest Interoperability Challenge

Demographics. That's it. Just demographics. Copy and Paste. You don't even need to transmit them even though that would be okay. Mandate that every application generate an XML page with name, DOB, address, phone that can be copied and pasted and interpreted correctly into every other medical application. Just works, nearly every time.

Network Android apps

As mobile data started to become cheaper and faster, users began to acquaint themselves with a variety of ‘always-on’ applications. Services such as WhatsApp would not have worked in a time when mobile internet access was billed by the minute.

Xubuntu 14.10 Screenshot Tour

The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 14.10. To celebrate the 14.10 code name 'Utopic Unicorn' and to demonstrate the easy customisability of Xubuntu, highlight colors have been turned pink for this release. You can easily revert this change by using the theme configuration application under the Settings Manager; simply turn Custom Highlight Colors 'Off' and click 'Apply'. Of course, if you wish, you can change the highlight color to something you like better than the default blue. Starting with Xubuntu 14.10, you should use pkexec instead of gksudo for running graphical applications with root access from the terminal for improved security.

Ubuntu 14.10 released + 10 years anniversary!

This past tuesday has been released the latest Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn"! But that's not all... This particular release signs the 10th year anniversary of my favourite OS of all time!

How to download an ISO image with BitTorrent fast and safely from the command line

If you are one of those guys who have urge to try out every new (or even beta) release of Linux distribution to satisfy your curiosity and stay up-to-date, you will need to deal with the hassle of downloading big ISO images every now and then. ISO providers typically put up .torrent file of their […]Continue reading... The post How to download an ISO image with BitTorrent fast and safely from the command line appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to PGP encrypt, decrypt or digitally sign files via GnuPG GUI How to set up Clam Antivirus, SpamAssassin and MailScanner on Ubuntu mail server How to create multiple VPN tunnels between two hosts using tinc VPN How to set up a secure SFTP server in Linux How to set up a secure Apache webserver on Ubuntu

Basic MySQL database administration on a Linux VPS

  • RoseHosting.com Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Oct 25, 2014 9:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, MySQL
MySQL is one of the most popular relational database management systems (RDBMS).

10+ Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

  • Greg Laden's Blog; By Greg Laden (Posted by gregladen on Oct 25, 2014 7:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
A list of tweaks and nudges for the latest version of Ubuntu with default Unity.

Memo - Note Taking, Unix-style

We all take notes in various ways. Whether it's old fashioned sticky notes littering the front of your PC monitor, an app on your smartphone or simply using your brain to take a 'mental note' (if your memory is that good!), it's a useful activity. How about note taking on the command-line? And in a really Unix-y, flexible way? Memo might be for you.

Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 Screenshot Tour

The Ubuntu GNOME team is proud and happy to announce the release of Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn). Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavour of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. Features: most of GNOME 3.12 is now included, the few missing bits of 3.12 are available in ppa; gnome-maps and gnome-weather are now installed by default, gnome-photos, gnome-music and polari are available to install from the Ubuntu archive; a set of 10 new high-quality wallpapers are included by default; GNOME Classic session is included - to try it, choose it from the Sessions option on the login screen; new themes (like numix) are available in the archive.

Ubuntu's shiny 10th birthday Unicorn: An upgrade fantasy

  • The Register; By Scott Gilbertson (Posted by bob on Oct 25, 2014 1:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Review For a celebratory 10th birthday release, Ubuntu 14.10 is a bit of a damp squib.…

Kubuntu 14.10 Screenshot Tour

Kubuntu 14.10 is available for upgrade or install. It comes in two flavours, the stable Plasma 4 running the desktop we know from previous releases, and a tech preview of the next generation Plasma 5 for early adopters. Plasma 4 is our recommended stable offering and what you get from the default download, but is now in maintenance mode.

Five Conferences in Fedora This Week! FUDCon Managua, LinuxCon EU, SeaGL, and upcoming FOSDEM and DevConf.cz

  • Fedora Magazine; By Matthew Miller (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2014 10:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Fedora
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week.

LGs first SoC debuts on 5.9-inch G3 Screen phone

LG announced its first SoC, a Cortex-15 and –A7 octa-core “Nuclun” with LTE-A Cat.6 tech that debuts this week in a Korea-bound LG G3 Screen Android phone.

3D Realms Aiming To Release Anthology Collection For Linux

In their FAQ section for their downloadable 32 game collection 3D Realms have said they are planning to release the collection for Mac and Linux later this year.

How to install Puppet master and client in Ubuntu 14.04

This document describes how to install and configure Puppet on Ubuntu 14.04 server, I will also connect a puppet client with Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. Puppet is a configuration management system that allows you to define the state of your IT infrastructure, then automatically enforces the correct state.

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