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Graph Any Data with Cacti!

For the past few years, I've been trying to understand how to make graphs using RRDtool (Round-Robin Database tool) after failing miserably to understand MRTG (Multi-Router Traffic Grapher) before that. The thing I like about RRDtool is that it's newer and supports a wider variety of data sources.

3 Linux questions from the community

In the last The Queue, I flipped the script and asked you questions as opposed to answering them. It was so well received, I'm going to keep it going with three more questions this month. I'll resume answering next month, so don't forget you can fill the queue with your questions about Linux, building and maintaining communities, contributing to an open source project, and anything else you'd like to know. read more

FCAIC in the House, part III

Hello, it’s me. Ok, not that “Hello”. I’ve been writing quarterly updates on what I’m working on to help the Fedora Community. If you’re new to the party, welcome. I have the privilege of being the current Fedora Community Action... Continue Reading →

SourceForge: Let's hold hands in a post-CodePlex world

Disappearing platforms problem SourceForge wants tighter ties with other code repositories following Microsoft’s decision to shutter CodePlex.…

How to Compare Numbers, Strings and Files in Bash Shell Script

Comparisons in a script are very useful & one of the most used statements, and we must know how we can use them to our advantage.

Haters gonna hate: 7 ways to deal with criticism

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's an unfortunate reality of sharing your work: Some people jump in to provide unwanted and unconstructive criticism. As a wise philosopher (OK, it was Taylor Swift) once put it, "Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate." In healthy communities, constructive feedback (even if it's critical) will vastly outnumber the hate. Yet even in those cases, the "nonconstructive" feedback is often louder and easily gets more attention. Therefore, knowing how to "shake it off, shake it off" (to again draw from Ms. Swift's song) is important. read more

Complete Guide: Linux grep command

Linux grep utility is famous for filtering the output or finding the specific words within a file. This post will touch major options available within Linux grep utility.

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week Debian Linux 8.7 (Jessie)

?I have always been a Ubuntu guy. I use Ubuntu or some other derivatives like Mint or elementary but never have I tried Debian. Well not anymore. I tested Debian and I must say I really like it. The thing with Debian is that stability is prioritized over all other factors. So if you are looking for the latest updates to packages, Debian is not the one. Debian is very popular amongst Linux users and rightly so. It enjoys a very superior community support compared to many other distros and most importantly the stability. So my experience? Let's start the distro review of the week, Debian 8.7.

Big content cheers as Congress votes on changes to US Copyright Office

The bill is enthusiastically backed by big copyright holders, including the Copyright Alliance, the Motion Picture Association of America, and the Software & Information Industry Association. It's opposed by public interest groups and trade groups that advocate for a more balanced copyright system, including Public Knowledge, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Re:Create coalition.

MPV 0.25.0 Open-Source Video Player Supports DVB-T2, MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

It's been more than two months since the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player received an update, and the development team is proud to announce the immediate availability for download of MPV 0.25.0.

Raspberry WebKiosk 6.0 has been released

Raspberry WebKiosk 6.0 has been released today with a complete update of its underlying operating system, from Raspbian Wheezy to Raspbian Jessie Lite (a Debian Jessie derived OS for the Raspberry Pi microcomputer). Raspberry WebKiosk is designed for web kiosks and multi-user web workstations (think about using it in cafès, offices, schools, hotels, hospitals, libraries) with the Raspberry Pi base, where people can surf the web with a normal browser. It’s a port of the more powerful Instant WebKoisk system for PCs.

Free Webinar on Starting a Collaborative Open Source Project

Starting a collaborative open source software project involves more than a great idea and the code to get it going. Much of the work involves deciding how you want your community of developers to build and evolve the code. But there’s no need to be intimidated by the process.

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.29 Snap Creator Tool for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.04

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 27, 2017 1:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's Sergio Schvezov released version 2.29 of Snapcraft, the open-source command-line utility developed by Canonical for Ubuntu Linux to allow application developers to package their apps as Snaps.

Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft

We'll give it to you when it's ready – and it is not Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who wants a stable computer – to not download and install the biggest revision to Windows this year. And that's because it may well bork your machine.…

Libreboot Applies to Rejoin GNU

Libreboot has now officially applied to rejoin GNU, which it left in September. According to Leah Rowe, the "initial responses from GNU’s leadership seems positive."

Most powerful 96Boards SBC yet offers M.2 expansion

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Apr 26, 2017 10:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Archermind and LeMaker have launched a “Hikey 960” 96Boards CE SBC for AOSP using HiSilicon’s 4x -A73, 4x -A53 Kirin 960 SoC, and featuring M.2 expansion. The Hikey 960 design from Linaro’s 96Boards.org is now available from Archermind and LeMaker, which sell the boards via their Alpha Star and Lenovator sites respectively. The SBC is […]

Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon

The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them. Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who is heading the Apache IoT track at the ApacheCon conference, gave us a sneak peek of what the Apache Internet of Things community can look forward to at the event.

Download Files with Wget on the Linux Shell - Explanation and Examples

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 26, 2017 7:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Are you a Linux newbie? Are you looking for a command line tool that can help you download files from the Web? If your answer to both these questions is yes, then you've come to the right place, as in this tutorial, we will discuss the basic usage of the WGET command line utility.

How to set up a mail server with PostfixAdmin on CentOS 7

In this article, we will show you how to setup and configure a mail server with PostfixAdmin, Postfix, Dovecot and SQLite on a CentOS VPS. PostfixAdmin is a PHP-based web front-end that allows you to manage virtual domains and users for a Postfix mail transport agent. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for a CentOS 7 VPS.

Best Linux Distros for Gaming in 2017

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By ThisHosting.Rocks (Posted by Feenta on Apr 26, 2017 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Games, Linux
An up-to-date roundup of the best Linux distros for gaming in 2017.

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