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Netflix on Firefox for Linux

If you're a Firefox user and you're a little fed up with going to Google Chrome every time in order to watch Netflix on your Linux machine, the good news is since Firefox 49 landed, HTML5 DRM (through the Google Widevine CDM (Content Decryption Manager) plugin) is now supported. Services that use DRM for HTML5 media should now just work, such as Amazon Prime Video. Unfortunately, the Netflix crew haven't 'flicked a switch' yet behind the scenes for Firefox on Linux, meaning if you run Netflix in the Mozilla browser at the moment, you'll likely just come across the old Silverlight error page. But there is a workaround.

How OpenStack keeps its summits safe and welcoming

The great promise of a global open source software project like OpenStack is that it can bring together the best and the brightest from all around the world to together create something far greater than any one person, company, or nation could do on its own.

Debian-Based Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" Gets First Test Build, Ships GNOME 3.22

The developers of the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux operating system proudly announced the availability for download of the first test build of the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" release.

IBM Power Systems solution for EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server

This article describes the general installation and tuning of EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server database on IBM Power Systems servers running Linux. IBM Power servers offer significant advantages compared to similar configurations of Intel Xeon processor-based systems (Broadwell).

Using metrics effectively in OpenStack development

  •; By James Falkner (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2016 1:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
At the OpenStack summit taking place this month in Barcelona, Ildikó Váncsa will be speaking on metrics in her talk Metrics: Friends or Enemies?

Renesas spins 3rd Gen R-Car starter kits, adds new M3 SoC

Renesas has launched two Linux-ready R-Car starter kits optimized for AGL and GENIVI: an R-Car H3 based “Premier” and a “Pro” with a lower-end M3 SoC. Later this month, Renesas will begin selling two third-generation starter kits for its 64-bit ARM-based R-Car automotive SoCs. The kits are designed for ADAS, infotainment, reconfigurable digital clusters, and […]

5 basic cURL command examples

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Oct 22, 2016 9:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
cURL is very useful command line tool to transfer data from or to a server. cURL supports various protocols like FILE, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, DICT, LDAPS, TELNET, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, POP3, POP3S, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, and TFTP.

Five 3D printing projects for Halloween

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2016 7:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With Halloween fast approaching I figured it was time to add some 3D printed decorations to the office. Below are some of my pictures for fun Halloween-themed prints. I tried to pick some models that demonstrate varied printing techniques. read more

Basic Guide To Encrypting Linux Partitions With LUKS

There are plenty of reasons why people would need to encrypt a partition. Whether they're rooted it privacy, security, or confidentiality, setting up a basic encrypted partition on a Linux system is fairly easy. This is especially true when using LUKS, since its functionality is built directly into the kernel.

Elementary OS 0.4 LOKI is one of the best distro based on Ubuntu & better too

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Oct 22, 2016 3:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Elementary is one of the beautiful Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS release with power of Pantheon flagship desktop environment.

Hunting gremlin characters

When cleaning UTF-8 text files I sometimes come across invisible characters that I call 'gremlins'.

These aren't the usual non-printing characters, like whitespace and (horizontal) tab, which are non-printing characters I expect to find in the plain text files I work with. Gremlins are weird things like 'vertical tab', 'device control 2' and 'soft hyphen'. I don't know how they got into the files, but I want to get rid of them.

How to Hack a Presidential Election

According to Donald Trump, "the US Presidential Election is rigged!" Unfortunately, that's easier to do than you might like to think.

Yocto driven camera design taps octa-core Snapdragon

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2016 9:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Qualcomm and Thundercomm unveiled a Linux-supported, 4K camera reference design with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 and video analytics software. Qualcomm and hardware partner Thundercomm Technology announced an IP Connected Camera reference design called the Snapdragon 625 IP Camera built around its 14nm-fabricated, octa-core Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip. This is Qualcomm’s first Connected Camera design to […]

How to install Redis and Redis-PHP in DirectAdmin CentOS Linux VPS

The following article will show you how to install Redis and Redis-PHP in a DirectAdmin CentOS Linux VPS.

Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

Cisco's Talos team has developed an open-source tool that can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

This Week in Open Source News: Blockchain Tech Can Help Ease the Refugee Experience, Nasdaq to Provide OSS Platform, & More

This week in open source and Linux news, The executive director of The Hyperledger Project explains how blockchain can help refugees identify themselves, Nasdaq group to provide OSS platform to investors, and more! Read on to get caught up on the most important recent news!

An Introduction to MySQL

At some point in your life as a Linux administrator, you’re going to have to work with a database. And because you’re working with the Linux platform, chances are high that database will be MySQL.

Top 5: Twitter on the command line, deep learning, Apache Kafka, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight a chat bot that helps employees learn DevOps culture, lessons from the history of open source, Apache Kafka's influence on Big Data, an intro to deep learning, and command-line Twitter clients.

DDOS Attack On Internet Infrastructure

There's been another big DDOS attack, this time against the infrastructure of the Internet. It began at 7:10 a.m. EDT today against Dyn, a major DNS host, and was brought under control at 9:36 a.m. Many of the sites affected are among the most trafficked on the web, and included CNN, Twitter, PayPal, Pinterest and Reddit to name a few. The developer community was also touched, as GitHub was also made unreachable.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Is Coming to Linux on November 3, Ported by Feral Interactive

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 21, 2016 8:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
After giving us Mad Max, today UK-based video game publisher Feral Interactive made another awesome announcement for GNU/Linux gamers: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming on the 3rd of November.

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