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'Less' is more to malware authors targeting Linux users

Using the "less" Linux command to view the contents of files downloaded from the Internet is a dangerous operation that can lead to remote code execution, according to a security researcher.

systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

The vivid difference of opinion over Debian's future direction has ended with a new fork of the Linux distribution. The dispute centred on plans to replace the sysvinit init system management toolkit with systemd, a similar but less-Linux-specific set of tools.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 30-Nov-2014

LXer Feature: 30-Nov-2014

With the holidays happening this past week I combined last week and this week's big stories into the LXWR for you. Enjoy!

Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE

It’s always a major event in the world of desktop Linux when a new version of Linux Mint is released. This time around it’s Linux Mint 17.1, a long term support release that will be supported until 2019. Linux Mint 17.1’s code name is Rebecca and it brings numerous bug fixes and tweaks, along with some significant new features for the Cinnamon and MATE desktops.

How to install Gerrit2 on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS

The article explains the steps required to install Gerrit2 on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS. Gerrit is a web based code review application which uses the Git version control system. Gerrit makes code review easier by generating the code changes in a side-by-side preview, allowing inline comments that can be added by a reviewer.

KDE at LISA 2014 conference

KDE was one of about 50 exhibitors at the LISA (Large Installation System Administration) Conference November 12th and 13th in Seattle. The expo was part of the week-long conference for system administrators that has been held annually since 1986. Expo participants included big name tech companies and smaller niche organizations offering products and services to this audience of professional technical people. As we discovered, KDE is well known among this audience.

How to install xCache on a CentOS 7 VPS

XCache is a free and open source PHP opcode cacher. Using xCache you can have better performance of your PHP scripts execution on your linux vps. It can achieve this by eliminating...

Linux Mint 17.1 MATE Screenshot Tour

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' MATE. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 17.1 MATE edition comes with two window managers installed and configured by default: Marco (MATE's very own window manager, simple, fast and very stable); Compiz (an advanced compositing window manager which can do wonders if your hardware supports it). Among the various window managers available for Linux, Compiz is certainly the most impressive when it comes to desktop effects.

Headless ARM9 SBC boots Linux in 0.87 seconds

[Updated Nov 30] — Technologic released a fast-booting headless PC/104-expandable SBC, running Debian on a PXA16x SoC, and with a Lattice FPGA and wide temperature operation. The TS-7250-V2 SBC provides an upgrade path for customers using the circa-2004 TS-7250 or circa-2006 TS-7260 single board computers, says Technologic Systems. The PC/104 form-factor board offers a choice […]

Install WordPress using SVN on a CentOS 7 VPS

There are multiple ways of installing WordPress. In this tutorial we will download and install WordPress CMS using SVN on a CentOS 7 VPS . What is SVN? SVN stands for Apache Subversion which is a...

Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon Screenshot Tour

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" Cinnamon. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Install GitLab on a CentOS Linux VPS with Nginx and MySQL

GitLab is a self-hosted git repository management system. It is used by more than 100,000 organizations worldwide. Today we will show you how to install GitLab on your...

Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon Officially Released

Codenamed “Rebecca”, the Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon edition has been released, and brings many new improvements, featuring a brand new, more stable and polished Cinnamon then ever, a Ubuntu 14.04 software base and Linux Kernel 3.13.

Top 5 articles of the week: Firefox OS for mobile and Year of open source miracles

Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on, this week: November 24 - 28, 2014.

Valve at the Game Dev Conference, 1000 games on OUYA, and more

Open gaming roundup Week of November 22 - 29, 2014 Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Valve at the Game Developer Conference, 1000 games for OUYA console, open source gaming on Kano, and more! read more

Rugged box-PC runs Linux on quad-core 2.1GHz Core i7

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Nov 29, 2014 11:51 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
MPL unveiled a “PIP39″ industrial PC with a quad-core, 2.1GHz Core i7, ECC RAM, dual SATA bays, and protection against extreme temperatures, shock, and ESD. Most industrial computers are claimed to be rugged, but the PIP39 seems to go the extra kilometer, so to speak, even compared to MPL’s highly ruggedized CEC10. Entirely designed and […]

Systemd fallout: Debian fork Devuan set up

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by linuxwriter on Nov 29, 2014 9:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian
A group styling itself as veteran UNIX administrators has announced that it has set up a fork of the Debian GNU/Linux project. Named Devuan, the fork comes as a reaction to the Debian decision to adopt systemd as the default init system for its next release, Jessie.

Docker: Sorry, you're just going to have to learn about it. Today we begin

For those of you who don't yet know about Docker, it is a much-hyped Silicon Valley startup productising (what a horrible unword) Linux containers into something that's sort of easy to use.

Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" MATE Stable Is Ready for Download

The Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" MATE distribution has been made available and the ISO images can be downloaded from the officials servers. Just like the Cinnamon flavor, the MATE edition is quite heavy on the new features.

Google Code In 2014 : Call for Participation

The Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible. The contest runs from December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015. For many students the Google Code-in contest is their first introduction to open source development.

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