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How to Install and Optimize Apache on Ubuntu

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By ThisHosting.Rocks (Posted by Feenta on Jan 16, 2018 4:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache
Detailed, beginner-friendly instructions on how to install, configure, and optimize Apache on an Ubuntu server.

Why building a community is worth the extra effort

When we launched Nethesis in 2003, we were just system integrators. We only used existing open source projects. Our business model was clear: Add multiople forms of value to those projects: know-how, documentation for the Italian market, extra modules, professional support, and training courses. We gave back to upstream projects as well, through upstream code contributions and by participating in their communities. read more

Valve Releases New SteamOS Beta Update with Linux Kernel 4.14.13, Upgrade Fixes

Valve released on Tuesday a new beta update of its Debian-based SteamOS gaming Linux distribution for Steam Machines and anyone else who wants to run SteamOS on their personal computers.

Barcelona is moving to Linux; why not Dhaka?

The Spanish city of Barcelona just announced a few days ago that it will migrate desktops from MS Windows / MS Office to free alternatives. The question is why countries like Bangladesh are not making similar moves.

Analyzing the Linux boot process

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2018 11:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The oldest joke in open source software is the statement that "the code is self-documenting." Experience shows that reading the source is akin to listening to the weather forecast: sensible people still go outside and check the sky. What follows are some tips on how to inspect and observe Linux systems at boot by leveraging knowledge of familiar debugging tools. Analyzing the boot processes of systems that are functioning well prepares users and developers to deal with the inevitable failures. read more

Microsoft's Patent Racket Has Just Been Broadened to Threaten GNU/Linux Users Who Don't Pay Microsoft 'Rents'

Microsoft revisits its aggressive patent strategy which it failed to properly implement 12 years ago with Novell; it wants to 'collect' a patent tax on GNU/Linux and it uses patent trolls to make that easier

Toughened up SODIMM module taps i.MX8M

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2018 9:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android; Story Type: News Story
CompuLab’s rugged, 68 x 42mm “CL-SOM-iMX8” module runs Yocto or Android on NXP’s dual- or quad-core Cortex-A53 i.MX8M, with up to 4GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, onboard wireless, and PCIe and HDMI 2.0 support. CompuLab’s CL-SOM-iMX8 module, which ships with an optional SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit, shares many features with Variscite’s recently announced DART-MX8M module, […]

How to Install MATE Alongside Cinnamon in Linux Mint

  • Make Tech Easier; By Bruno Edoh (Posted by damien on Jan 16, 2018 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Mint
Linux Mint comes in different versions, each with a different desktop environments and default applications. If you started with Cinnamon, this will show how you can install Mate alongside Cinnamon in Linux Mint.

Dr. Lovesource: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the open

  • Opensource.com; By Mike Bursell (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2018 5:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
I used to write code. I don't anymore. There are lots of reasons for this, including the fact that I wasn't very good at it. To clarify, I was, I think, good at writing code,1 but I wasn't very good at writing code.2 It turns out that I'm quite good at a variety of other things, so my career3 moved in a different direction—or, in fact, a variety of different directions.

What’s New in MX Linux 17

MX Linux 17 is the latest release of MX Linux. This release powered by Linux kernel 4.13, based on Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 “Stretch” and using Xfce 4.12.3 as default desktop environment.

From the Field

Just released on 1-14-2018: the 4.15-rc8 Linux kernel. You can view the commit diff here, and more information is available from The Linux Kernel Archives.

KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS Enters Beta, Brings Unified Look and Phone Integration

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 15, 2018 11:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE Project announced a few moments ago the release of the beta version of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

2 scientific calculators for the Linux desktop

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2018 9:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Every Linux desktop environment comes with at least a simple desktop calculator, but most of those simple calculators are just that: a simple tool for simple calculations. Fortunately, there are exceptions; programs that go far beyond square roots and a couple of trigonometric functions, yet are still easy to use. Here are two powerful calculator tools for Linux, plus a couple of bonus options. read more

Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 to secure modern networks

  • Network World; By Andy Patrizio (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2018 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The alliance announced the Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), a new standard of Wi-Fi security that greatly increases the security capabilities of the wireless standard. WPA2, which is the current standard in wireless security, has been around for 14 years, so this is way overdue.

Creating an Internet Radio Station with Icecast and Liquidsoap

Ever wanted to stream prerecorded music or a live event, such as a lecture or concert for an internet audience? With Icecast and Liquidsoap, you can set up a full-featured, flexible internet radio station using free software and open standards.

Linspire and Freespire Linux OSes Now Patched Against Meltdown and Spectre Flaws

After releasing an updated ISO image for Black Lab Enterprise Linux with patches against Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, Roberto J. Dohnert also updated the Linspire and Freespire Linux OSes.

How To Boot Into Linux Command Line

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jan 15, 2018 2:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The operating system makes use of swap space when its available physical memory (RAM) is running out due to ever demanding applications. In this situation, the operating system moves the inactive pages in physical memory to swap space.

How to Install Java on Ubuntu

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By ThisHosting.Rocks (Posted by Feenta on Jan 15, 2018 12:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Easy to follow, step by step, up to date instructions on how to install and set up Java on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04 and any other release.

How debuggers really work

A debugger is one of those pieces of software that most, if not every, developer uses at least once during their software engineering career, but how many of you know how they actually work? During my talk at linux.conf.au 2018 in Sydney, I will be talking about writing a debugger from scratch... in Rust! In this article, the terms debugger/tracer are interchangeably. "Tracee" refers to the process being traced by the tracer. read more

An update on ongoing Meltdown and Spectre work

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2018 8:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Last week, a series of critical vulnerabilities called Spectre and Meltdown were announced. Because of the nature of these issues, the solutions are complex and requires fixing delicate code. The fixes for Meltdown are mostly underway. The Meltdown fix for... Continue Reading →

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