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Bash script to Redis SCAN e.g. for pruning, migration and archiving

  •; By Evan Summers (Posted by evan_summers on Nov 8, 2015 9:20 AM EDT)
We document a bash script for Redis SCAN, which tries not to overwhelm our production system. This is useful for pruning, migrating keys, archiving content to disk e.g. into a pre-cache to be served directly by Nginx try_files

How to install LimeSurvey on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

LimeSurvey is one of the many open source survey applications written in PHP, and uses a MySQL or PostgreSQL database. LimeSurvey is a user-friendly web application that allows users to develop, publish and collect responses to surveys. Users can use rich text in questions and messages using a rich text editor, and images and videos can easily be integrated into surveys. Surveys can be public, or can be strictly controlled through the use of ‘once-only’ tokens for each survey participant.

Fedora Cloud Vagrant Boxes in Atlas

Since the release of Fedora 22, Fedora began creating Vagrant boxes for cloud images in order to make it easier to set up a local environment for development or testing. In the Fedora 22 release cycle we worked out quite... Continue Reading →

How to make live-patching Linux really cool

How do you popularise something as nerdy as live-patching a Linux kernel? Well, SUSE seems to have a pretty good idea.

How to Install NodeBB on a CentOS 7 VPS

In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install NodeBB on a CentOS 7 VPS. NodeBB is an open source forum software for the Node.js platform that is free and easy to use. It is great for powering any kind of community forums, discussion or bulletin boards. NodeBB utilizes web sockets for instant interactions and real-time notifications.

SteamOS updated with Linux kernel 4.1, Nvidia adds Vulkan support, and more

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at a Linux Kernel 4.1 update for SteamOS, Nvidia support for Vulkan, Objects in Space and open hardware, and more. Open gaming roundup for October 31 - November 6, 2015.

Library to Show Snowden Movie

  • Valley News; By Maggie Cassidy (Posted by bob on Nov 7, 2015 9:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Linux
Lebanon Public Libraries officials are offering a privacy prize to anyone who attends their screening of the Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour at the Kilton Public Library on Tuesday evening. Information Technology Librarian Chuck McAndrew has downloaded an operating system called Tails, designed to help users browse the web more securely, onto flash drives free for the taking.

October review: Top 10 and editors picks

October was a solid traffic month for, with 681,334 page views and 110 articles published. We published 17 articles by first-time contributors, and we kicked off a new community column, My Open Source Story. We reported from All Things Open and the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and we started speaker interview series for OpenStack Summit Tokyo and LISA15.

New release of Docker, R-Hub for R packages, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a new release of Docker, R-Hub for R packages, the Raspberry Pi Foundation's acquisition of Code Club, and more! Open source news: November 1 - 7, 2015 read more

Linux Security - How Can Your Linux Be Hacked Using Malware, Trojans, Worms, Web Scripts Etc.

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Nov 7, 2015 4:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Linux
Is it possible that Linux can be infected with viruses? Probably, you heard of this in some debates. But here are some facts that you need to know to better understand how Linux is secured and what things can damage a Linux system. See how it is possible that Linux can be too infected and what are the percentages that you're currently with an infected Linux running on your computer.

Will Molecular Biology's Most Important Discovery In Years Be Ruined By Patents?

CRISPR-Cas can be thought of as the first really powerful and general-purpose genome editor -- a GNU Emacs for DNA. It is widely expected that it will have a massive impact on molecular biology, both for pure research and in industrial applications. Given those very high stakes, it will not come as a surprise to learn that there is already a fierce tussle over who owns a key patent in this field:

PC tech support tell customers to avoid Windows 10

While Microsoft might be revved up about getting people onto Windows 10 as fast as possible, if you call your PC maker's tech support line, you might be advised to roll back to older versions.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 to Bring Better Telephony and SMS Apps

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 7, 2015 10:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 update continues to receive all kinds of new packages and fixes, and it looks like the developers have had a really busy week.

COM/baseboard duet play Linux on Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Nov 7, 2015 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
MYIR’s “MYC-C437X” COM and “MYD-C437X” COM baseboard pair run Linux on TI’s Cortex-A9 Sitara AM437x SoC, and offer dual GbE ports and touchscreen options. MYIR first tapped the Sitara AM437x SoC from Texas Instruments earlier this year with its Rico Board. While the Rico had an integrated SBC design, the new MYD-C437X development board is […]

F23, Developer Portal, internships, G11N, and conferences!

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each.... Continue Reading →

Same Rhetoric Permeates Going Dark Encryption Debate

The Going Dark encryption debate surfaced again on Wednesday at a small security conference here, and as in previous iterations before larger technical audiences and even Congress, the issue continues to spin on a hamster wheel going nowhere.

New Calibre Release Has Fix for Amazon Metadata Download

The Calibre application, a complete solution to edit, view, and convert eBook files, has been upgraded once more, and it comes with a new and important tool for editors, named “Smart Comment,” and a fix for Amazon metadata.

Fedora 23: In The Ocean Again

This week was the release week for Fedora 23, and the Fedora Project has again worked together with the DigitalOcean team to make Fedora 23 available in their service. If you're not familiar with DigitalOcean already, it is a dead simple cloud hosting platform which is great for developers.

The Washington Post questions the security of the Linux kernel

In today's open source roundup: The Washington Post wonders if the Linux kernel needs better security. Plus: Does Linux need a more diverse range of distributions? And Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will drop the Ubuntu Software Center.

CAINE 7.0 Screenshot Tour

CAINE 7.0 'DeepSpace' is out. Changelog: Linux kernel 3.13; based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit, UEFI and Secure Boot ready; SystemBack is the installer. The important news is that CAINE 7.0 blocks all the block devices (e.g. /dev/sda), in read-only mode. You can use a tool with a GUI named BlockOn/Off present on Caine's desktop. This new write blocking method assures that all disks are really preserved from accidentally writing operations, because they are locked in read-only mode. If you need to write to a disk, you can unlock it with BlockOn/Off or by using 'Mounter' to change the policy. Another important news is the addition of the VNC server and client for controlling CAINE from a remote location. CAINE now boots faster and it can boot to RAM.

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