The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) has released an update to its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct geared at computing professionals.
Opensource.com's Open Source Guide to DevOps Monitoring Tools is a free download for sysadmins. The guide includes chapters on monitoring, log aggregation, visualization, and distributed tracing tools.
News briefs September 10, 2018.
This tutorial describes the installation of the ISPConfig Roundcube Plugin on Debian 9. The plugin is used to connect RoundCube Webmail with the ISPConfig Hosting Control panel so that users can change their mailbox password, set autoresponders and manage email filter rules from within RoundCube.
How is metrics aggregation different from log aggregation? Can’t logs include metrics? Can’t log aggregation systems do the same things as metrics aggregation systems? These are questions I hear often. I’ve also seen vendors pitching their log aggregation system as the solution to all observability problems. Log aggregation is a valuable tool, but it isn’t normally a good tool for time-series data. read more
Is Mozilla a software organization or an advocacy group? Few journeys in the world of open source have been as exciting as Mozilla's. Its birth was dramatic. Netscape, the pioneering company whose Netscape Navigator browser shaped the early Web, had enjoyed...
Rocket.Chat is a self-hosted and open source web chat server. It offers a chat, file sharing, video calls, helpdesk and voice services which makes it a great alternative to Slack.
If you lurk around enough audiophile-related sites, you may stumble upon writers claiming a difference in sound between the same music played back in FLAC or WAV format. This article on The Well-Tempered Computer does a nice job of exploring this concept, both from the perspective of those who don't believe such a thing is possible and from those who think there is a difference. Without reprising the whole article, there seem to be two parts to this opinion: read more
On the Linux command line, you work with several types of files, for example, directories, symbolic links, and stuff like that. Sometimes, the requirement is to know more about individual elements in a path - what type of file it is, who is its owner, and more. Thankfully, there's an inbuilt Linux command line utility - dubbed namei - that lets you fetch this information.
Sometimes our systems are loaded with the same files residing in different locations, eating up our memory resources. In this article, we will introduce you to two such applications named FSlint and fdupes that let you locate and delete redundant files from your system.
Who knew there were so many helpful books out there for Python programmers? This curated list is just a drop in the bucket. As you may know, Python is soaring in popularity. Let's just say, it might be a good idea to get started learning more about Python soon or buffing up on your Python skills. So, I asked our writer community to share their top recommendations. Surprisingly, I only received one duplicate out of nineteen responses. read more
It’s been ages since we’re recommended the best game engines. After a lot of testing, it’s clear there’s a few amazing open source game engines that need to be added to our recommendations in this genre.
Web scraping is a technique which consist in the extraction of data from a web site through the use of dedicated software. In this tutorial we will see how to perform a basic web scraping using python and the Beautiful Soup library. We will use python3 targeting the homepage of Rotten Tomatoes, the famous aggregator of reviews and news for films and tv shows, as a source of information for our exercise.
Today, users run their notebooks everywhere. To stay connected you use the local wifi to access the internet, on the couch at home or in a little cafe with your favorite coffee. But modern hotspots track you based on your MAC address, an address that is unique per network card, and in this way identifies […]
Bowing to pressure from enterprise administrators, Microsoft has extended its Windows 10 support cycle yet again. Today's announcements effectively create a Linux-like Long Term Support version for customers that pay for Enterprise upgrades.
In this tutorial we’ll show you how to enable SSH on an Ubuntu Desktop machine. Enabling SSH will allow you to remotely connect to your Ubuntu machine and securely transfer files or perform administrative tasks.
in this episode, we have an in-depth interview with Matthew Miller of Fedora. We are big fans of Fedora and Red Hat, especially Ryan :), so we are really excited about this episode!
Apache Tomcat is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies. It is one of the most widely adopted applications and web servers in the world today. Tomcat is simple to use and has a robust ecosystem of add-ons. This tutorial will show you how to install and configure Tomcat 9 on Ubuntu 18.04.
The Tor Project released Tor Browser 8.0 yesterday, which includes a new user onboarding experience, a redesigned circuit display and improved bridge fetching. The new release is based on Firefox 60 ESR.
Edinburgh's in Canada, right? No? Oh … umm … sorry? The Linux Kernel Maintainers' Summit was planned for Vancouver, Canada, in October – but it's been moved to Edinburgh, Scotland.…