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3 open source link shorteners

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 7:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nobody likes an impossibly long URL. They're hard to decipher. But sometimes, between a deep directory structure on a site, plus a large number of parameters tacked on to the end, URLs just begin to get unwieldy. And back in the days before Twitter added their own link shortener to their service, a long URL meant taking precious characters away from your tweets. read more

PSSH – Execute Commands on Multiple Linux Servers in Parallel

PSSH stands for ParallelSSH, is a beautiful slim utility, which is capable to run commands on multiple Linux servers simultaneously with minimal system load on the client host.

How to Create a Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Mar 23, 2017 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
For a long time, setting up a WiFi hotspot was never an easy task in Linux. Here we show you an easy way to set up a Wifi hotspot in Ubuntu.

How to write a web service using Python Flask

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Many of our customers are building useful services using our webhook feature—but unfortunately, others are not. Often we hear that no one on their team is proficient enough to write a service that can ingest a webhook payload and do something with the data. That leaves them either hoping to get cycles from their development team (unlikely) or continuing to do without. read more

You will want to force your CPU into high performance mode for Vulkan games on Linux due to a bug

There's an interesting bug in the Linux CPU governor that will actually bring down performance in Vulkan games.

5 simple steps to change the Linux Splash screen.

Splash screen is nothing but the picture that’s gets displayed in the background while booting the Linux operating system.

Splash screen definitions are defined in the grub.conf file and this splash screen image file resides inside the /boot partition. This tutorial will Teach how to change splash screen.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Launches With Improved Security

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 23, 2017 9:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
After more than six years of availability, Red Hat continues to update RHEL 6 with incremental features and security improvements.

How to Replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Your Android Device

  • Make Tech Easier; By Robert Zak (Posted by damien on Mar 23, 2017 8:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
Custom ROM users should already know that CyanogenMod is no longer supported. Here’s how you can switch seamlessly and replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Android.

Unbuntu splats TITSUP bug spread in update

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 7:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
Fat-thumbed DNS patch unpatched, time to re-patch A simple library update turned into a white-knuckle ride for Ubuntu sysadmins, who have lit up Reddit and StackOverflow to complain that their 'net connections went TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance).…

Easier Persistent Memory Programming with Extensions to libstdc++ and libc++

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 5:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Persistent memory, unlike volatile memory, retains its contents even if the server has a power failure. However, as Tomasz Kapela, Software Engineer at Intel, points out during his LinuxCon Europe 2016 talk, persistent memory is hard to achieve. Since persistent memory programming is non-trivial, they have been focused on making it easier for the end user and for applications to use persistent memory correctly.

Hello Debugger!

Sometimes, we get ideas we wish we’d thought of sooner. A couple months ago, I got this one: break to the debugger from the source code. (Not specifically Linux, just a cool idea I had.)

Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

By the end of 2016, about half of Android devices -- 735 million -- had received a security patch issued during the year, according to the report. That means another half hasn’t, leaving the vulnerabilities in those phones unfixed.

Intellectual Ventures -- Like Microsoft (Which It Came From) -- Spreads Patents to Manifest a Lot of Lawsuits

That worrisome strategy which is passage of patents to active (legally-aggressive) trolls seems to be a commonality, seen across both Microsoft and its biggest ally among trolls, which Microsoft and Bill Gates helped create and still fund

Rugged, expandable 3.5-inch Skylake SBC supports Linux

Diamond’s 3.5-inch “Venus” SBC offers an Intel 6th Gen CPU, -40 to 85°C support, up to 20GB of ruggedized RAM, and mini-PCIe and PCIe/104 OneBank. The Venus is “believed to be the very first rugged small form factor single-board-computer” based on Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” Core processors, says Diamond Systems. This may well be true, depending on how you define “rugged” and “SBC.”

It's Official: Linux Users Can Now Watch Netflix Movies Using Mozilla Firefox

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 22, 2017 9:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
It took them a few years to realize that Linux could be a very important player for their video-on-demand streaming platform, and now Netflix is announcing that it "finally" supports playback on the Mozilla Firefox web browser.

Toughened up PC/104 SBC runs Linux

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 8:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
WinSystems unveiled a rugged “PCM-C418” SBC with a dual-core, Vortex86DX3SoC, Fast and Gigabit Ethernet ports, SATA and CF storage, and PC/104 expansion. The WinSystems PCM-C418 SBC offers a combination of PC/104 expansion, GbE and Fast Ethernet ports, shock and vibration resistance, and a Linux-friendly, x86-based Vortex86DX3 SoC — attributes shared by the Diamond Systems Helix […]

Blender - Your FOSS 3D Software

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 22, 2017 6:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
If you are into game development, video editing, or 3D modeling as a professional or a hobby, then Blender is a tool you should definitely look at. Blender is a FOSS solution/alternate to many commercial tools that are available and it is able to strongly match most of these commercial tools. Blender is a cross-platform application which means you can not only run it on Linux but also on Windows and MacOS. Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline, anything from modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and game creation.

Some Firefox 52 Users on Linux Left Without Sound

The issue at the heart of this problem is that Mozilla dropped support for ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) and is now requiring Linux users to have installed the PulseAudio library to support audio playback inside Firefox.

Two open source secure email services

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 4:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As much we all complain about email, for most of us, email is still our primary conduit for online communication. That said, numerous hacks and revelations about government surveillance have made it clear that email is also one of the most vulnerable of those conduits. What you send via email is your business and yours alone. Besides you and the recipient, no one else should be reading that message. Not hackers, not government agencies, and definitely not nosy siblings or friends. read more

rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH

rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH.

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