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What's the point of DevOps?

  • (Posted by bob on May 17, 2017 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Think about the last time you tried to change a personal habit. You likely hit a point where you needed to alter the way you think and make the habit less a part of your identity. This is difficult—and you're only trying to change your own ways of thinking. So you may have tried to put yourself in new situations. New situations can actually help us create new habits, which in turn lead to new ways of thinking. read more

OpenStack Gets...Easier

Although the promise of OpenStack and private cloud is huge, and still largely in front of us, the one challenge we've heard from people wanting to try it is "It's a bear!" Its reputation, whether or not well-deserved, is one of being a real challenge for even skilled IT people to install and deploy.

10 Linux Cat Command Examples for Beginners

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 17, 2017 2:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you a regular Linux command line user, I am sure you must have used the cat command. The tool is mostly used for displaying contents of a file, although it provides many other small but useful features. In this article, we will discuss the cat command in detail, explaining some of its key features.

How To Configure iptables Firewall In Linux

?Iptables is a great firewall included in the netfilter framework of Linux. A firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.

NetworkManager changes and improvements

NetworkManager is the default service in Fedora for interfacing with the low level networking in the Kernel. It was created to provide a high-level interface for initializing and configuring networking on a system without shell scripts. Over the past few... Continue Reading →

Python scripts to automatically replace text in Scribus

  • (Posted by bob on May 17, 2017 9:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
In my last article, I described Autoquote, a script that converts typewriter (or "straight") quotes to typographic (or "curly") quotes, which was prompted by a question on the Scribus open source desktop publishing software's mail list. Most publications adhere to certain style conventions, including the type of quotation marks they use, and a script that automatically corrects deviations from house style is a big time-saver. read more

Junior Python Developer Wins Hackathon, Lands Internship After Attending ApacheCon 2016 with Diversity Scholarship

In 2016, The Linux Foundation awarded more than $75,000 in complimentary registration passes for diversity scholarship recipients to attend 12 Linux Foundation events in a variety of industries -- from automotive and cloud computing to embedded, IoT, and networking.

What open source virtualization tools do you use?

When it comes to managing virtual machines, there is no shortage of open source tools out there to choose from. Whether you are trying to virtualize a whole data center worth of servers in a cloud environment, test out a new operating system on your desktop, or something in between, it's important to choose the right tool for the job. read more

New Simple Scan Designs Emerge; Seeking Devs to Implement Them

Simple Scan is one of my personal favourite and perhaps even one of the "essential" apps on the Linux desktop for me. It does what it says on the tin: it's simple and it scans, with a nice preview system and enough options to be decently functional. Some new designs for the app have emerged and they are looking quite nice indeed.

Making your first open source contribution

  • (Posted by bob on May 17, 2017 4:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Lucy Wyman, a software engineer in test from Puppet Labs, gave a talk at OSCON in early May on a topic that's near and dear to my heart: "How Can I Contribute?" The first question you might be asking if you're new to open source is: Why should I contribute? Here are several answers: read more

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 - Fast Forward to the Past

Small bugs here and there were quite annoying: frozen screen after the Keyboard icon click, no search in the menu, issues with the search in the default software management tool, issues with keyboard layout setup. And the memory usage is simply frightening.

RDO Ocata packstack Multi Node deployment via the most recent tested Ocata trunk

Finally I have decided to verify two Node ML2&OVS&VXLAN deployment via "current-passed-ci" Ocata Delorean trunks . To build external , private networks and neutron router. Launch F24 cloud VM (nested KVM on Compute node). I have to notice that answer file is not quite the same as in Newton times

Networking Challenges for the Next Decade

  •; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on May 17, 2017 1:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
“The question of whether Software Defined Networking is a good idea or not is closed. Software Defined Networking is how we do networking,” said Amin Vahdat, Fellow & Technical Lead For Networking at Google, during his Open Networking Summit (ONS) keynote.

Animation magician: 10 ways to turn cheating into an art form

  • (Posted by bob on May 17, 2017 12:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Animation is hard. Whether you're using Synfig Studio, OpenToonz, StopGo, Krita, or Blender, it's a complex process. You have to write the story, storyboard the action, record the soundtrack, and then you have to actually animate. read more

8 open source tools for managing macOS

A phrase I hear quite a bit these days is, "What a great time to be a Mac admin!" I think there are a lot of factors contributing to that feeling, but the one of the biggest is the explosion of tools developed by the incredible open source community managing macOS. Here are eight of the tools I'm most interested in. read more

NSA Brute-Force Keysearch Machine

  • Schneier on Security; By Bruce Schneier (Posted by bob on May 16, 2017 9:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
What sorts of key lengths can the machine brute force? Is it optimized for symmetric or asymmetric cryptanalysis? Random brute force or dictionary attacks? We have no idea.

Teaching Your Computer

As I have written in my last two articles (Machine Learning Everywhere and Preparing Data for Machine Learning), machine learning is influencing our lives in numerous ways.

How to install ONLYOFFICE 9.0.0 with integrated online editors using Docker script

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 16, 2017 7:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial describes the latest ONLYOFFICE updates and its installation using an automatic Docker script. The script will set up Docker containers with all the components necessary for ONLYOFFICE correct work.

Google software engineer Jessica Frazelle on the life of a large scale open source project

Google software engineer Jessica Frazelle is an experienced open source contributor, having participated in Docker, Go, Kubernetes, and the Linux kernel. Over time, she's spotted a number of tools and tips for building and nurturing large open source projects, which she shared in her talk at OSCON 2017, The Life of a Large-Scale Open Source Project. Here are some of the points she shared. read more

NYU Accidentally Exposed Military Code-breaking Computer Project to Entire Internet

  • The Intercept; By Sam Biddle (Posted by bob on May 16, 2017 5:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Dozens of documents spanning hundreds of pages detailed the project, a joint supercomputing initiative administered by NYU, the Department of Defense, and IBM. And they were available for the entire world to download. The supercomputer described in the trove, “WindsorGreen,” was a system designed to excel at the sort of complex mathematics that underlies encryption...

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