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Using vi-mode in your shell

As a participant in the greater open source community, and more specifically as a member of the Fedora Project, I have the opportunity to meet with many people and talk about all kinds of interesting technical topics. One of my favorites is the "command line," or shell, because learning about how people use the shell proficiently can give you an insight into how they think, what kind of workflows they favor, and to some extent what makes them tick. read more

Notepadqq – Source Code Editor for Linux

Notepadqq is a free, open source code editor and Notepad replacement, that helps developers to work more efficiently.

Using cloud-init to initialize Fedora Cloud VMs on oVirt

This article shows how to use cloud-init on the oVirt management platform. With cloud-init, you can start up a Fedora Cloud Base Image template, configured for network and logins, without logging into the virtual machine. What is oVirt? oVirt is a free, open-source virtualization... Continue Reading →

Basic Image Editing With GIMP In Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 27, 2017 10:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a raster image editing program for Linux, OSX, Windows and other OS/es. This is not a free photoshop program as many say so. Graphics enthusiasts and professionals rely on GIMP for image retouching or complete creation of images for artwork (which is a daunting task for novice). And yes GIMP is open source that means you get to keep it on your PC or laptop for free without legal hiatus.

A Python script for fixing smart quotes in text

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2017 8:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
About six years ago, we had a question on the Scribus mail list from someone who wanted to know whether there was an automated way to convert typewriter quotation marks to typographic quotes. In case you don't know what this means, typographic quotes (for example, “ and ”) are sometimes referred to as curly quotes, rather than the incorrect versions on your typewriter (i.e., "). read more

YUM cheat sheet

All YUM related articles in one place! Helpful YUM cheat sheet to learn, understand, revise YUM related sysadmin tasks on single page.

Open Labs leads 48-hour hackathon for good

The local hackerspace in Tirana, Albania might be small, but they make up for size in spirit. During the weekend of March 18-19, 2017, the Open Labs Hackerspace organized the first-ever, 48-hour "open source" hackathon focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

FedEx Will Pay You $5 to Install Flash on Your Machine

FedEx is making you an offer you can't afford to accept. It's offering to give you $5 (actually, it's a discount on orders over $30) if you'll just install Adobe Flash on your machine.

Protect Your Online Privacy With The Tor Browser Bundle

For anyone looking to protect their privacy online, Tor is an invaluable tool. It is both one of the most reliable ways to hide your identity and one of the easiest to use. There are multiple different ways to use Tor, but the simplest and quickest is the Tor Browser bundle. It is a self-contained Tor installation coupled with a specially configured Firefox installation designed to get you up an running with as few hassles and as little configuration as possible.

Latest Linux Maker Boards Gamble on Diversity

As usual, last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany was primarily focused on commercial embedded single board computers (SBCs), computer-on-modules, and rugged industrial systems for the OEM market. Yet, we also saw a growing number of community-backed maker boards, which, like most of the commercial boards, run Linux.

Red Hat software-defined storage takes another step forward

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2017 10:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat has just released Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2.

grep vs AWK vs Ruby, and a uniq disappointment

In my data-cleaning work I often make up tallies of selected individual characters from big, UTF-8-encoded data files. What's the best way to do this? As shown below, I've tried grep/sort/uniq, AWK and Ruby, and AWK's the fastest. The trials also revealed an unexpected problem with the uniq program in GNU coreutils.

How To bash compare numbers

In Bash shell scripting we can perform comparison of the numbers. To perform bash compare numbers operation you need to use “test” condition within if else loop. This Post will quickly tell you how to bash compare numbers.

openSUSE Tumbleweed: A Linux distribution on the leading edge

I have been using openSUSE for a long time -- basically, for as long as there has been an openSUSE. I used the "stable" numbered releases at first, but that was a typical "point-release" distribution, which got major updates in complete new releases which were made every six months or so. I like to keep up with the latest Linux developments, so when the original (unofficial) Tumbleweed distribution came along, I gave it a try -- and I have never gone back.

How to Install CachetHQ on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Mar 26, 2017 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to install CachetHQ on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MySQL and Apache2.

FedEx paying five dollars to install Flash

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2017 12:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole FedEx is offering customers US$5 to enable Adobe Flash in their browsers.…

CoreOS Tectonic Now Installs Kubernetes on OpenStack

  • ServerWatch; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 26, 2017 10:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
CoreOS and OpenStack have a somewhat intertwined history, which is why it is somewhat surprising that it took until today for CoreOS's Tectonic Kubernetes distribution to provide an installer that targets OpenStack cloud deployments.

Python Inheritance

Inheritance is yet another key concept in Object Oriented Programming, and it plays a vital role in building classes. It allows a class to be based off on an existing one. When you first started writing Python classes, you were told to just put "Object" in the parenthesis of the class definition and not think too much about it. Well, now's the time to start thinking about it.

5 big ways AI is rapidly invading our lives

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2017 7:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source projects are helping drive artificial intelligence advancements, and we can expect to hear much more about how AI impacts our lives as the technologies mature. Have you considered how AI is changing the world around you already? Let's take a look at our increasingly artificially enhanced universe and consider the bold predictions about our AI-influenced future. read more

Linux Remote Control (VNC)

  • Linux Forum; By Jarret Buse (Posted by kprojects on Mar 26, 2017 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
I am sure there have been times, for those of you who have multiple PCs in the home, when you wish you could be sitting in front of a different system for a few minutes. You hate having to go to the other system and you wish for a better way. The answer is Virtual Network Computing (VNC).

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