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Peek – Create a Animated GIF Recorder in Linux

Peek is a free, open source tool that create/record a selection of your screen to an animated GIF image on Unix like operating system.

How to Install Apache Directory Studio and Connect to an OpenLDAP Server

If you happen to administer one or more OpenLDAP servers, you know that they can be a challenge to work with. Working with LDAP itself can be a bit tricky; to that end, many opt to go the phpLDAPadmin route (which is an amazing tool for individual servers). There’s one particular piece of software that does an outstanding job of managing multiple LDAP servers: Apache Directory Studio.

How to let users securely edit files using sudoedit on Linux

Suppose you are a system administrator in a company where teams mostly work on Linux with limited privileges. Now imagine a situation where members of one of the teams - as part of some new work - need to frequently edit a file that requires superuser privileges. What would you do?

Entroware Launches Ubuntu-Powered Aether Laptop with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 25, 2017 1:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Softpedia was informed today by Entroware, a UK-based hardware manufacturer known for building and selling desktops, laptops, and servers with the popular Ubuntu Linux OS pre-installed, about a brand-new product.

Open Data Policies Necessary for Open Government

Open data is an important concept at Code for America, which addresses the widening gap between the public and private sectors in their effective use of technology and design.

'Big Bang Theory's' Stuart wears Ubuntu T-shirt

Am I the only person to notice that comic book shop-owning Stuart (Kevin Sussman) on the "The Big Bang Theory" is wearing an Ubuntu T-shirt on the episode airing Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017?

Top 5: Intro to the Linux boot, a primer on the ESP8266 board, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 8:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Python
In this week's top 5, I highlight an intro to the Linux boot, a primer on the ESP8266 board, Linux command-line tools for data analysis, a Python script to find corrupted images, and open source applications for a Windows machine.

SODIMM-style module runs Linux on VIAs 1GHz Cortex-A9 SoC

VIA unveiled an SODIMM-style COM based on its Cortex-A9 WM8850 SoC, with 512MB RAM and 8GB eMMC, plus Ethernet, CSI, graphics, USB, and serial ports. The 68.6 x 43mm “SOM-6X50” computer-on-module appears to be VIA’s second-ever ARM COM.

Gitlab, Pelican and Let’s Encrypt for a secure blog

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 6:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
SSL security allows users to trust the authenticity of a site’s content. While you can host an SSL blog on both GitHub and GitLab pages, only GitLab supports SSL for custom domains. This article shows you how to use Pelican and Let’s Encrypt to produce... Continue Reading →

Engineer Finds Passion and Community With Kids On Computers

If you love technology, you can find a space for yourself and connect with others around mutual interests, according to Avni Khatri, president of Kids on Computers (KoC), a nonprofit that sets up computer labs using donated hardware and open source software in areas where kids have no other access to technology.  

Which is the best programming language for beginners?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 3:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: Editorial
What is the best language for a budding programmer to get their start with? There are probably as many opinions about which language is best for beginners as there are languages to choose from. And the options change all of the time. When we asked this question two years ago, Python came out on top as the clear winner. But is it still the best choice today? read more

Open Source Hardware: From SBCs to Servers

When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, VR gear, and even laptops and servers.

Top 3 machine learning libraries for Python

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 1:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
You don't have to be a data scientist to be fascinated by the world of machine learning, but a few travel guides might help you navigate the vast universe that also includes big data, artificial intelligence, and deep learning, along with a large dose of statistics and analytics. read more

The Secure Linux OS - Tails

Some people worry a lot about security issues. Anyone can worry about their personal information, such as credit card numbers, on the Internet. They can also be concerned with someone monitoring their activity on the Internet, such as the websites they visit. To help ease these frustrations about the Internet anyone can use the Internet without having to “look over their shoulder”.

An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Why, you ask, should anyone care about Vim? It's complex, it's so old it's a fossil, and you like Kate/Leafpad/Geany/Gedit/Nano/Jed/Lime/Emacs/what-have-you, and the Linux world is cram-full of great text editors, so why bother with Vim?

How Ironic: Harman Kardon’s Microsoft Cortana Speaker Is Powered by Linux

And since Cortana is the key feature of this little device, it only makes sense for Harman Kardon to turn to Windows 10 to power the device. And yet, it looks like the so-called Harman Kardon is actually running Linux.

Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel

Linux system administrators should be on the watch for kernel updates because they fix a local privilege escalation flaw that could lead to a full system compromise.

Using Open Source Software to Speed Development and Gain Business Advantage

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Greg Olsen (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 7:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
There are many compelling reasons to use Open Source Software (OSS), all of which add up to a competitive advantage for the organization.

Grasp Perl with Open-Source Books

Programming is about solving problems and good communication. But before code is written, you need to know how to solve the problem. Breaking the problem into component parts assists in the process. And being able to model the problem so that it’s easy to implement and test also helps. Combine this with a solid understanding of the programming language itself – a good programming book contributes to all aspects of problem solving. Perl has the virtue it can solve a problems in a few lines of code.

3 Security Features to Consider When Choosing a Linux Workstation

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 5:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Security; Groups: Linux
Learn how to work from anywhere and keep your data, identity, and sanity. If your systems administrators are remote workers, you may wish to establish a set of guidelines to help ensure that their workstations pass core security requirements. This will help reduce the risk that they become attack vectors against the rest of your IT infrastructure.

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