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Assorted Fun Linux Command Line Hacks

  •; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick on Oct 9, 2014 10:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Today's fun command line festivities are inspired by Command Line Magic, who hangs out on Twitter sharing excellent Linux command line incantations for all occasions. Today's assortment includes shell rainbows, Is the Internet on Fire?, Star Wars Traceroute, and creating annoying sounds from the console.

No interest in Poettering's problems, says Torvalds

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by linuxwriter on Oct 9, 2014 9:58 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel
Linux creator Linus Torvalds has indicated that he has no interest in the problems faced by chief systemd developer Lennart Poettering that led to the latter blaming Torvalds for the negative feedback he (Poettering) has faced.

Raspberry Pi-based kit teaches kids to program

Kano has begun selling a $150, Raspberry Pi-based educational computer that teaches kids to program using visual tools and the Debian-based Kano OS. Kano’s hugely successful Kickstarter project funded last December, with more than 10,000 investors ordering $99 and $119 Kano open source DIY kits for a total of $1.52 million in proceeds. Last month, […]

What Network Function Virtualization means for OpenStack and open source

Last week's launch of OPNFV is a good opportunity to think about a simmering debate in the OpenStack developer community for a while now—what exactly does NFV (Network Function Virtualization) have to do with OpenStack, and is it a good thing? read more

UbuTricks 14.10.08 Released with Support for 10 New Apps, Improved Interface

UbuTricks is a new program that helps you install the latest versions of several games and applications in Ubuntu. UbuTricks is a Zenity-based, graphical script with a simple interface. Although early in development, its aim is to create a simple, graphical way of installing updated applications in Ubuntu 14.04 and future releases.

Linux based touch-panel DAQ system includes GUI software

Lascar launched a Linux-based data acquisition system with a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen, an ARM9-based Freescale i.MX283 SoC, and a free GUI program. Salisbury, UK based Lascar Electronics sells seven Windows-based “PanelPilotM” panel computers of various sizes, and it has now launched its first Linux-based line called the “PanelPilotACE.” The PanelPilotACE is “more of a blank […]

OpenStack Juno Races to Completion as RC2s are Released

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 9, 2014 5:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
The open-source OpenStack cloud platform is *almost* at its next major release, known as Juno — but first there all the release candidates.

Systemd backlash: Poettering blames Linus Torvalds

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by linuxwriter on Oct 9, 2014 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel
Systemd developer and Red Hat employee Lennart Poettering has taken aim at Linux creator Linus Torvalds in a rant on his blog, in which he blames Torvalds for the extent of enmity directed at him (Poettering). Mutator Promo Marches On, Four Linux Games has recently launched an up to 85% off promotion for several of its games. Under the name Mutator Promo, the discount covers a list of games which benefit of up to 85% price discount, and for each three bought games, you will receive another, randomly chosen free one.

MySQL Master to Master Replication, Heartbeat, DRBD, Apache/PHP/Varnish MegaHOWTO

I created this HOWTO while building a new development environment. The intention is to take a single Apache2/Varnish/MySQL environment and scale it to two servers, with one effectively a “hot-standby” – increase redundancy and continuity whilst maintaining current performance. This HOWTO is based on Debian Wheezy

Kernel 3.17 and kdbus the kernel column

Jon Masters summarises the latest happenings in the Linux kernel community, including ongoing work towards the 3.17 kernel

Altiscale Releases SQL-on-Hadoop Cloud Storage Service

Hadoop-as-a-service vendor Altiscale has added a cloud service that makes Big Data HDFS storage accessible via SQL user interfaces and APIs.

Simply view system logs in Fedora 21 Workstation

Fedora 21 Workstation (which is currently in alpha), contains a neat new application for quickly viewing and searching the logs of your system. It places all the system logs in a simple to use interface without having to dig through the filesystem or use a command line tool.

Google targets businesses with Chromebooks for Work

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 9, 2014 12:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
After making great gains in the education market, Google is pointing Chromebooks straight at business customers.

Why I switched from Postgres to MongoDB, then to Neo4j

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Oct 8, 2014 11:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
His article is about how he went from using Postgres to MongoDB, then finally to Neo4j. Postgres (or PostgreSQL) is a relational database, while MongoDB and Neo4j are NoSQL databases. MongoDB is, of course, the most popular NoSQL database, while Neo4j is the most popular NoSQL graph database. All three database applications are Free Software.

Short Stack: Pivotal grabs OpenStack co-founder McKenty, HP Enterprise and OpenStack, a cynical view of OpenStack vendor bandwagon

This week, we look at OpenStack co-founder Josh McKenty joining Pivotal, HP Enterprise's future could depend on OpenStack and a cynical view of the OpenStack vendor bandwagon.

Open Source Day to build FOSS skills at Grace Hopper conference

Open Source Day at the Grace Hopper Celebration this year starts today! The program is committed to helping women grow their skills and interest in using open source technologies. "Our program philosophy is about tackling disaster response challenges in partnership with other industry and technology experts," said Harmony Mabrey of Microsoft Disaster Response. For the first time this year, Open Source Day is providing opportunities for women of all skill levels to participate in this important mission. read more

Serious Sam 3 BFE: 90% Off on Steam

Serious Sam 3: BFE is a first-person shooter, a prequel of Serious Sam: The First Encounter, set in a futuristic universe, with single-player, multi-player and coop modes.

Data Recovery Techniques on Linux

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by tuxchick on Oct 8, 2014 7:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Data Recovery Techniques on Linux When one of my friends called telling me that he had accidentally deleted some important files from his drive, his exasperation was understandable. It happens to everyone at some point of their computer-using lives. Unfortunately, in his case, those were some extremely important documents that, had he not recovered them, could have proven very costly.

Google Patches Chrome for 159 Security Vulnerabilities

In total, Google is patching 159 security vulnerabilities in Chrome 38, which is one of the highest numbers of security-related fixes for any single browser ever released. Going a step further, Google noted that it also made "113 relatively minor fixes" that it found with its open-source Memory Sanitizer application. Other browser vendors likely might have also counted the 113 memory fixes in their security totals, so for argument's sake, let's say that Chrome 38 fixes 272 security related issues.

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