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APTIK- Have Settings Will Travel!

  • Linux.org; By wizardfromoz (Posted by kprojects on May 26, 2017 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This How To article was prompted by participating in a Topic elsewhere where the Member was hoping to move his existing install of Linux Mint from a unit it shared with Windows 10 to a new SSD he had purchased which would be totally Linux driven.

Devuan 1.0 Officially Released, It's Based on Debian Jessie, but without systemd

Announced for the first time back in November 2014, Devuan is a Debian fork that doesn't use systemd as init system. It took more than two and a half years for it to reach 1.0 milestone, but the wait is now over and Devuan 1.0.0 stable release is here.

Linux-based gizmo offers remote monitoring and control of 3D printers

The $70 “Waggle” remote controller device for 3D printers offers a mobile app with a video feed and temp controls, plus a cloud-based slicing service. A Seoul-based startup called Ateam Ventures is closing in on its $10,000 Kickstarter goal for a Waggle 3D printer controller equipped with WiFi and a 720p video camera.

Red Hat Acquires Codenvy to Advance Cloud-Based Developer Tools

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 26, 2017 4:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
Codenvy's technology platform is based on the open-source Eclipse Che online developer workspace effort, providing a cloud based Integrated Developer Environment for building code.

Why Is Linux More Secure Than Windows?

When choosing an operating system, there are many different factors that are taken into consideration. However, security is becoming increasingly important. You only need to look at the news to see the increasing number of data breaches that are occurring around the world at present. Choosing an operating system with care is your first step when defending your personal data. With that in mind, read on to discover the reasons why Linux is more secure than Windows.

How to save keystrokes at the command line with alias

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 26, 2017 2:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The alias command-line tool is both useful and relatively simple. Its purpose is to simplify a single-line command by creating a custom name for it. There is a good chance that you already have some aliases even if you've never used the tool. In Bash, aliases can be created with a simple text editor and are stored in your $HOME/.bashrc file. If you want to see what aliases have been set up, take look at that file, or simply type alias on a command line and press Enter/Return. read more

Quick Guide: How to Linux get ip address

This post will quickly guide about how to use Linux to get IP address, subnet and related networking information.

The Current Phase of the Moon

Ladies and gentlemen, we've left Mars. Well, at least I'm done with the Martian lander from my past few articles. I hope you had chance to experiment with it and find out that it's not too easy to land a craft on any planet!

Resetter – Simple Way To Reset Ubuntu/Linux Mint To Factory Defaults

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on May 25, 2017 10:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint, Ubuntu
Resetter is an application built with python and pyqt that will help users to reset an Ubuntu, Linux Mint and few other Linux distributions to factory defaults alike back to its factory settings.

5 laws every aspiring DevOps engineer should know

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 9:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"A good engineer is a lazy engineer," some will say. And to a certain extent, it's true: Laziness is a great quality if you're automating repetitive tasks. But laziness flies in the face of learning new technologies and getting new work done. Somewhere between Junior Systems Administrator and Senior DevOps Engineer, laziness no longer becomes an advantage. Let's discuss the five laws aspiring DevOps engineers should follow if they want to become great DevOps engineers. read more

Skylake industrial PC offers DDR4 and front facing I/O

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 8:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Adlink launched a rugged, Linux-ready “MVP-5000” industrial PV with 6th Gen Core processors, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, and mini-PCIe based wireless options. The MVP-5000 is a close cousin to last year’s MVP-6000, the first in Adlink’s “value line” series of rugged, fanless MVP computers, which offer much of the functionality of its MXE line […]

FreeFileSync The Best Backup And File Synchronization Tool For All Platforms

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 25, 2017 6:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?We all have our precious data stored on our PC that we love very much, such as pics, office documents, important files and other stuff. We all try to make a backup of this in mostly one of our external hard disks as the Internet isn’t that fast all the time. But haven’t you felt tired to create exact same folders with same permissions, icons, date and time and many other things to maintain while copying files from one disk to another? Especially copying permissions is not an easy task for us. ??This is why today we are going to discuss an awesome file syncing software called FreeFileSync.

Which tools do you depend on for your DevOps workflow?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 5:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DevOps is mostly about culture change. Being successful is all about finding ways to bridge the gap between the builders and the maintainers, bringing projects to fruition and updating them in shorter cycles to maintain a competitive advantage. But at the end of the day, you need the right tooling to make it all work. read more

Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land

Elementary OS, my dear penguin? With the death of Unity, Canonical will focus more attention on Ubuntu servers, Ubuntu in the cloud and Ubuntu in the so-called Internet of Things.…

How to Install Spotify On Fedora Linux

Spotify is probably the most popular streaming music service in the world right now, and it does have a native Linux client. Unfortunately, that client isn't available in the official Fedora repositories or the Spotify Linux repositories. The community has come to the rescue, though, and it is available from a popular third party Fedora repository that is even recommended by the Fedora Project.

How to Build a Custom Kernel on Ubuntu

Building a custom Linux kernel sounds terrifyingly difficult, but it’s really not that hard. Learn how to build and package your own kernels on Ubuntu.

Samba Patches Critical Remote Code Execution Flaw

  • eSecurityPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 25, 2017 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Widely deployed open-source file and folder project sharing fixes a dangerous vulnerability that could still be leaving consumer NAS users at risk.

Microsoft uses open-source software to create Windows

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 7:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Windows will almost certainly never be open source, but virtually all Microsoft Windows engineers are now using the open-source program Git to build Windows on.

Quad-core x86 MinnowBoard and UP Squared SBCs begin shipping

MinnowBoard.org’s “MinnowBoard Turbot Quad” and Aaeon’s UP Squared SBCs began shipping, featuring community sites and Intel SoCs running Linux and Android. On May 23, Intel-backed MinnowBoard.org and ADI Engineering began shipping the first quad-core MinnowBoard, selling for $190.

Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop Environment Gets First Point Release for Linux Mint 18.2

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 25, 2017 5:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mint
Linux Mint project leader and Cinnamon developer Clement Lefebvre published the first point release of the recently unveiled Cinnamon 3.4 desktop environment, which will be included in the upcoming Linux Mint 18.2 operating system.

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