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GRUB Boot from ISO

Last year I worked on a project to add an OEM-style rescue partition to a computer. Where most OEM installs have a custom program that just rewrites an install image over the top of the partition, in this case, everything was based on open-source software.

Debugging memory allocation issues using glibc only - tracing

Although many useful memory debuggers exist, sometimes it may not be feasible to use them. This tutorial shows how to debug memory allocation issues with the glibc only.

Record a Screencast with the EasyScreenCast extension

Fedora Workstation — thanks to the GNOME Desktop — has a simple built-in function to take a screencast. However, if you require more control over how you take your screencasts, use the EasyScreenCast GNOME extension. This awesome extension has many... Continue Reading →

Battery Monitor – A Simple Tool That Notifies User About Battery State

Battery Monitor is a simple utility tool developed on Python3, that notifies user about Charging, Discharging, Not Charging, and Low Battery State.

7 Reasons to Use Debian (and 3 Reasons Not To)

In twenty-four years, Debian has gone from one of half a dozen leading distributions to the premier representative of Linux. Its derivatives Linux Mint and Ubuntu are the most popular distributions today, and new security and server distributions are likely to be based on Debian itself.

Robotics savvy BeagleBone Blue SBC turns on the servos

BeagleBoard.org’s $80 “BeagleBone Blue” robotics SBC runs Debian on an Octavo SiP, and adds motion control and battery friendly power to the BB Black. BeagleBoard.org first showed off a prototype of its robotics-targeted, community backed BeagleBone Blue back in Jan. 2016. The BeagleBone Black spin-off was designed and developed in coordination with the UCSD Coordinated […]

How to check if package is installed on Linux

Learn to check if package is installed on Linux server or not. Verify package availability on server along with its installed date

Microsoft Continues to Hoard Patents -- Even Buying Patents -- While Using Them Against GNU/Linux

Basic scrutiny of Microsoft's patent activity and its latest moves serves to reinforce the prior analysis, which says Microsoft uses patents to force OEMs to 'bundle in' Microsoft 'apps' (typically spyware that sends user data to Microsoft) and pressure companies to host GNU/Linux virtual machines only in Azure, for perceived "peace of mind" (they call it "Azure IP Advantage") in a climate of patent aggression which Microsoft contributes to by sending patents to large patent trolls

Practical Guide: Linux scp example

You know that, scp command allows us to copy files across the hosts. In this post you will find scp example by which you can copy files or directories across the hosts.

Happy IDEs of March: Which code editor do you prefer?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 15, 2017 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Welcome to the Ides of March, or as we'd like to call it, the IDEs of March. To celebrate, we're asking our readers to let us know which code editing tool they prefer, whether a full-fledged integrated development environment or a simple text editor. Fortunately, there are tons of open source options out there for you to choose from. Which one is your favorite? read more

A $6 Linux computer that plays Doom: Could this tiny Chinese clone challenge the Raspberry Pi Zero?

Another day, another would-be Raspberry Pi challenger, this time the tiny LicheePi Zero, which sells for as little as $6.

What is Privacy? Why is it even important for us?

Privacy is not something that me or you going to read in some social media or any type of website's Privacy Policies and then, Yah, I understood all, they are not taking any single coin from my pocket! Done! It's more sensible and much deeper thinkable point than we can even imagine. One should understand what is privacy and what data is on risk.

Tiny, open spec quad -A53 SBC sells for $15

FriendlyElec’s 40 x 40mm, Ubuntu Core ready “NanoPi Neo2” updates the Neo with a 64-bit Allwinner H5 and a GbE port. FriendlyElec (FriendlyARM) has added to its line of tiny, open spec NanoPi Neo SBCs with a Neo2 model that advances to an ARMv8 architecture.

Google deploys flamethrower on Android ad-fraud apps

Google has dumped a class of applications that employed a fraud botnet on its Android Play Store - the apps tapped malware that tried to game Google’s advertising network.

Parrot Security OS 3.5 Improves Linux Security Tools Distribution

Parrot Security OS provides a wide array of tools that fit into different categories, including information gathering, vulnerability analysis, database assessment, exploitation tools, password attacks, wireless testing, digital forensics, reverse engineering and reporting tools.

Intel Media SDK eases smart camera development on Apollo Lake

The Intel Media SDK for Embedded Linux opens up the video codecs found on Apollo Lake SoCs for Yocto Project based smart camera applications. Intel has released a free Intel Media SDK for Embedded Linux that offers easier access to the video codecs in its 14nm Apollo Lake SoCs. The kit, which is already available for Windows, has now been ported to Yocto Project Linux.

Solving Monitoring in the Cloud With Prometheus

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Mar 14, 2017 11:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Hundreds of companies are now using the open source Prometheus monitoring solution in production, across industries ranging from telecommunications and cloud providers to video streaming and databases.

A Look at MINIBIAN: A Minimalist Image for Raspberry Pi

My way of celebrating Pi Day (March 14th = 3.14) was to take a look at an awesome little image for the Raspberry Pi called Minibian. A new edition of Minibian was released on 12 March 2017, updating the image with support for the latest RPi 3B and other improvements. Minibian is based on and fully compatible with the official Raspbian “Jesse” software. This article is a review and set up guide for Minibian, a minimalist linux image for the Raspberry Pi.

Akademy 2017 - Almería, Spain - 22-27 July

This year's Akademy will be held at the Universidad de Almería (UAL) in Almería, Spain, from July 22nd to 27th. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of attendees from the global KDE Community to discuss and plan the future of the Community and its technology.

How to Install Elastic Stack on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 14, 2017 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure Elastic Stack on a single Ubuntu 16.04 server for monitoring server logs and how to install 'Elastic beats' on client PC's with Ubuntu 16.04 and CentOS 7 operating system.

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