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Master ExifTool Basics with Practical ExifTool

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Dec 19, 2014 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
digiKam, darktable, RawTherapee, and other open source photo management applications allow you to read and tweak metadata, but it’s fair to say that none of them can compete with ExifTool in terms of sheer power, flexibility, and speed.

The Difference Between Wi-Fi Security Protocols: WPA2-AES vs WPA2-TKIP

Setting up encryption on your wireless router is one of the most important things you can do for your network security, but your router probably offers various different options—WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) among the alphabet soup. How-To Geek explains which one to choose for a faster, more secure home network.

Android gives Google a search monopoly? Not so fast, says judge

More facts needed before class-action suit can proceed A US District Court judge has cast doubt on an antitrust lawsuit filed against Google, describing the damages sought as "speculative."…

WordPress 4.1 and distraction free writing mode

WordPress 4.1 is out and one of its best new features is a revised “distraction free writing mode.” I seem to remember that it had something like this before, but it was not as well implemented as it is in WordPress 4.1. Now, when you push the distraction free writing mode button, everything else fades away except what you need to write your post.

Free software GNU/Linux laptop in development

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Dec 18, 2014 11:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
There are lots of Linux laptops, but none that have the Free Software Foundation's blessings. That may change.

The Grinch That Tried to Exploit Linux

A security vendor alleges there's a vulnerability in the Linux kernel. Developers disagree, but ironically an unrelated critical bug was found.

Top 10 open source interviews in 2014

This year on Opensource.com, we published a fantastic number of interviews with open source professionals. Our writers had the opportunity to talk to many talented leaders, engineers, community managers, and more—all of them stars in their fields, at their companies. Here are my favorite 10 interviews on Opensource.com in 2014. I highly recommend you bookmark them today!

Wi-Fi Security: Should You Use WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP, or Both?

On our Comcast Xfinity router, WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) are all different options. Choose the wrong option and you’ll have a slower, less-secure network.

2014: The Open Source Tipping Point

  • Linux User Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation; By Jim Zemlin (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2014 7:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer, Linux
Jim Zemlin's final blog post of the year, kindly contributed by The Linux Foundation: "As we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model."

Handling the workloads of the Future

The history of computing can be traced by the popular buzzwords of the day. In fact, at some point we should run a contest where everyone submits their 5 all-time favorite computer industry buzzwords. There have been dumb terminals, smart terminals, client server, thin client, peer-to-peer, virtualization, containers, cloud, paas, saas, iaas…the list, and the acronyms stretch to the horizon.

OpenStack Proposes New Model for Projects and Integrated Releases

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 18, 2014 5:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
OpenStack Release Manager Thierry Carrez and the OpenStackopenstack Technical Committee have proposed a major overhaul to the project structure at OpenStack.

How Linux containers can solve a problem for defense virtualization

As the virtualization of U.S. defense agencies commences, the technology’s many attributes—and drawbacks—are becoming apparent. Virtualization has enabled users to pack more computing power in a smaller space than ever before. It has also created an abstraction layer between the operating system and hardware, which gives users choice, flexibility, vendor competition and best value for their requirements. But there is a price to be paid in the form of expensive and cumbersome equipment, software licensing and acquisition fees, and long install times and patch cycles. read more

Find out what the ultimate Raspberry Pi and FOSS robots are in Linux User & Developer 147

Also make sure you protect your online privacy, and not just with Tails, in total privacy guide

The elements to a better future for software

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2014 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
In this interview, I take a deep dive into the life and motivations of Kyle Simpson, an open web evangelist and the author of the book on javascript, You Don't Know JS. Find him on GitHub and see his many projects and posts on Getify.me. read more

Fedora 21: Linux fans will LOVE it - after the install woes

Purrs like a beauty once you get her running Review As has become par for the course with Fedora, the latest – Fedora 21 – has arrived months behind schedule. To its credit, it's well worth the wait.…

How to create a jailed ssh user with Jailkit on Debian Wheezy

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2014 1:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How to create a jailed ssh user with Jailkit on Debian Wheezy This document describes how to install and configure Jailkit in Debian Wheezy Server.  Jailkit is a set of utilities to limit user accounts to specific files using chroot() and or specific commands. Setting up a chroot shell, a shell limited to some specific command, or a daemon inside a chroot jail is a lot easier and can be automated using these utilities.

How to filter, split or merge pcap files on Linux

If you are a network admin who are involved in testing an intrusion detection system or network access control policy, you may often rely on offline analysis using collected packet dumps. When it comes to storing packet dumps, libpcap's packet dump format (pcap format) is the most widely used by many open-source packet sniffing and […]Continue reading... The post How to filter, split or merge pcap files on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: What are popular packet sniffers on Linux How to install and configure tinc VPN on Linux How to set up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller How to set up two-factor authentication for SSH login on Linux How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux

Imitate Fake Hollywood Terminal Hacking Melodrama with This Amazing App for Ubuntu

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Dec 18, 2014 11:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We all know that Hollywood movies are the worst place to see some accurate depiction of anything from real life and that includes computer terminals.

What is Ubuntu Snappy?

If you're anything like me, you've probably heard about this new thing from Canonical called "Snappy" Ubuntu Core, but at the same time trying to understand exactly what it is may leave you cross-eyed, especially with the buzzwords such as "cloud", "containers" and "apps" floating about. Once you get a handle on it, it's obvious that Canonical's new baby isn't terribly useful for those of us who are simply users, but perhaps it provides an interesting preview of what could come to the desktop version of Ubuntu in the future.

2015 will be the year Linux takes over the enterprise (and other predictions)

The crystal ball has been vague and fuzzy for quite some time. Every pundit and voice has opined on what the upcoming year will mean to whatever topic it is they hold dear to their heart. In my case, we're talking Linux and open source.

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