VIDEO: In a wide-ranging interview at Open Source Summit, Torvalds talked about programmers, Linux, and open-source development.
The Cathedral and The Bazaar is a classic open source story, written 20 years ago by Eric Steven Raymond. In the story, Eric describes a new revolutionary software development model where complex software projects are built without (or with a very little) central management. This new model is open source. Eric's story compares two models: read more
MRTG also known as "Multi Router Traffic Grapher" is a free and open source tool to monitor the traffic load on network links. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install MRTG on Ubuntu 18.04 server.
Shell languages are useful for interactive use. But this optimization often comes with trade-offs against using them as programming languages, which is sometimes felt when writing shell scripts. What if your shell also understood a more scalable programming language? Say, Python? Enter Xonsh. Installing Xonsh is as simple as creating a virtual environment, running pip install xonsh[ptk,linux], and then running xonsh. read more
In Linux, block devices are special files that refer to or represent a device (which could be anything from a hard drive to a USB drive). So naturally, there are command line tools that help you with your block devices-related work. Once such utility is lsblk.
It is best practice to keep your clock synchronized with the internet according to your specified time zone unless there is a need to alter system time manually. This article describes ways through the command line and the graphical user interface of Ubuntu.
Among the new hardware launched this week at IFA in Berlin are a couple of premium Chromebooks. Lenovo's $600 Yoga Chromebook brings high-end styling and materials to the Chromebook space, along with well-specced internals and a high quality screen. Dell's $600 Inspiron Chromebook 14 has slightly lower specs but is similarly offering better styling, bigger, better quality screens, and superior specs to the Chromebook space.
Someone recently asked me what education will look like in the modern era. My response: Much like it has for the last 100 years. How's that for a pessimistic view of our education system? read more
Fedora 29 development and testing is currently in full swing, and Fedora 29 features a range of improvements to Internationalization (i18n) support. Major improvements in Fedora 29 include better font support, and improvements to the iBus input method. All this week, the Fedora i18n Team is running a Test Day Week to try out these […]
phpMyAdmin is an open source PHP application designed to handle the administration of MySQL and MariaDB servers over a web-based interface.
News roundup for Sep 3, 2018.
The Five Eyes allies have threatened to introduce legislation if technology providers don't help them to break end-to-end encryption in specific cases where private info is sought on suspects.
The Wireshark team has patched a number of severe vulnerabilities which could be exploited to force a system crash and denial-of-service (DoS) state.
Because of the incredible bargains during the Steam summer / winter sales, I have acquired 42 games over the last 6 years. My old openSUSE system was never able to play these games in a decent manner. Intel HD Graphics 4000 will only get you so far... I have looked into building a new AMD PC, which would allow me to run Linux / Steam games at high settings and 1080p. Recently I noticed a promotion for the HP Pavilion Power 580 desktop, equipped with a Ryzen 5 1400 processor and with a Radeon RX 580 graphics card. In this review my experience of this PC running openSUSE.
Alfresco Community Edition is the free version of the Alfresco Content Services, a CMS system written in Java that uses PostgreSQL as database. In this tutorial, we will be going to explain how to install Alfresco Community Edition on Ubuntu 18.04.
It's an interesting world that we live in. On August 10, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences—the same organization responsible for the Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars), not exactly an industry that's renowned for its openness—teamed up with the Linux Foundation to form the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF). read more
In this tutorial we will show you how to install Nagios on CentOS 7. Nagios is a powerful open source enterprise-class software that monitors network infrastructures, servers and applications.
A look at Adafruit's PiGRRL Zero vs. Hardkernel's ODROID-GO.
A versatile and powerful editor, vi includes a rich set of potent commands that make it a popular choice for many users. This article specifically looks at commands that are not enabled by default in vi but are nevertheless useful. The commands recommended here are expected to be set in a vi configuration file. Though it is possible to enable commands individually from each vi session, the purpose of this article is to create a highly productive environment out of the box.