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FedEx Will Pay You $5 to Install Flash on Your Machine

FedEx is making you an offer you can't afford to accept. It's offering to give you $5 (actually, it's a discount on orders over $30) if you'll just install Adobe Flash on your machine.

Protect Your Online Privacy With The Tor Browser Bundle

For anyone looking to protect their privacy online, Tor is an invaluable tool. It is both one of the most reliable ways to hide your identity and one of the easiest to use. There are multiple different ways to use Tor, but the simplest and quickest is the Tor Browser bundle. It is a self-contained Tor installation coupled with a specially configured Firefox installation designed to get you up an running with as few hassles and as little configuration as possible.

Latest Linux Maker Boards Gamble on Diversity

As usual, last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany was primarily focused on commercial embedded single board computers (SBCs), computer-on-modules, and rugged industrial systems for the OEM market. Yet, we also saw a growing number of community-backed maker boards, which, like most of the commercial boards, run Linux.

Red Hat software-defined storage takes another step forward

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2017 10:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat has just released Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2.

grep vs AWK vs Ruby, and a uniq disappointment

In my data-cleaning work I often make up tallies of selected individual characters from big, UTF-8-encoded data files. What's the best way to do this? As shown below, I've tried grep/sort/uniq, AWK and Ruby, and AWK's the fastest. The trials also revealed an unexpected problem with the uniq program in GNU coreutils.

How To bash compare numbers

In Bash shell scripting we can perform comparison of the numbers. To perform bash compare numbers operation you need to use “test” condition within if else loop. This Post will quickly tell you how to bash compare numbers.

openSUSE Tumbleweed: A Linux distribution on the leading edge

I have been using openSUSE for a long time -- basically, for as long as there has been an openSUSE. I used the "stable" numbered releases at first, but that was a typical "point-release" distribution, which got major updates in complete new releases which were made every six months or so. I like to keep up with the latest Linux developments, so when the original (unofficial) Tumbleweed distribution came along, I gave it a try -- and I have never gone back.

How to Install CachetHQ on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Mar 26, 2017 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to install CachetHQ on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MySQL and Apache2.

FedEx paying five dollars to install Flash

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2017 12:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole FedEx is offering customers US$5 to enable Adobe Flash in their browsers.…

CoreOS Tectonic Now Installs Kubernetes on OpenStack

  • ServerWatch; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 26, 2017 10:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
CoreOS and OpenStack have a somewhat intertwined history, which is why it is somewhat surprising that it took until today for CoreOS's Tectonic Kubernetes distribution to provide an installer that targets OpenStack cloud deployments.

Python Inheritance

Inheritance is yet another key concept in Object Oriented Programming, and it plays a vital role in building classes. It allows a class to be based off on an existing one. When you first started writing Python classes, you were told to just put "Object" in the parenthesis of the class definition and not think too much about it. Well, now's the time to start thinking about it.

5 big ways AI is rapidly invading our lives

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2017 7:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source projects are helping drive artificial intelligence advancements, and we can expect to hear much more about how AI impacts our lives as the technologies mature. Have you considered how AI is changing the world around you already? Let's take a look at our increasingly artificially enhanced universe and consider the bold predictions about our AI-influenced future. read more

Linux Remote Control (VNC)

  • Linux Forum; By Jarret Buse (Posted by kprojects on Mar 26, 2017 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
I am sure there have been times, for those of you who have multiple PCs in the home, when you wish you could be sitting in front of a different system for a few minutes. You hate having to go to the other system and you wish for a better way. The answer is Virtual Network Computing (VNC).

NMAP FTP Bounce Attack

An NMAP FTP Bounce Attack is similar in nature to an Idle Scan Attack. The requirement for the Bounce Attack is a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Server with FXP.

How to Use Different Linux Bash Shells in Windows 10

It’s no secret that Linux dominates the cloud, whether it’s a private cloud running on OpenStack or if it’s AWS or Microsoft Azure cloud. Microsoft itself admits that one out of three machines run Linux in Azure cloud. However, as more customers were running Linux, they needed the ability to manage their Linux systems, and Windows 10 lacked Linux tools and utilities.

This Week in Open Source News: Blockchain Helps China Go Green, Old Linux Vulnerability Exposed, and More

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Mar 25, 2017 11:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in Linux and open source news, The Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project to help China get greener, an old Linux vulnerability surfaces, and more!

CrossOver 16.2 Supports Microsoft Outlook 2013, Improves Windows Compatibility

CodeWeavers' Josh DuBois informed us via an email announcement that the CrossOver 16.2.0 commercial graphical user interface for Wine is now available for GNU/Linux and macOS operating systems.

Top 5: Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi, Securing your Raspberry Pi, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi, securing your Raspberry Pi, services for securing your email, making things cheaper with your 3D printer, and why users choose Linux and open source software. Top 5 articles of the week 5. Why do you use Linux and open source software? read more

Microsoft Sued After Windows 10 Upgrade “Destroyed Users’ Computers”

Three Windows users whose computers were upgraded to Windows 10 decided to file a lawsuit against Microsoft after the operating system caused loss of data and hardware damage, which in the end led to substantial costs for each of them.

How to Make Your Own Personal Cloud with NextCloud and Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Mar 25, 2017 4:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, Ubuntu
If you are not a fan of Dropbox, you can create your own personal cloud with NextCloud. Here’s how you can install and set up NextCloud in Ubuntu.

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