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Use Gstreamer and Python to rip CDs

Mon, 2018-08-06 12:13
In a previous article, you learned how to use the MusicBrainz service to provide tag information for your audio files, using a simple Python script. This article shows you how to also script an all-in-one solution to copy your CDs down to a music library folder in your choice of formats.

New wi-fi crack attack allows outsiders to snag user creds

Mon, 2018-08-06 03:59
Researchers have accidentally discovered a new attack on the wi-fi protected access protocols used in wireless access points that makes it easier for outsiders to capture access credentials.

How to Install LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 18.04

Mon, 2018-08-06 00:00
This series of tutorials will guide you through the steps necessary to install Apache, create Apache virtual hosts, generate a free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate, install and secure MySQL and install PHP 7.2.

How to Install LEMP Stack on Ubuntu 18.04

Sun, 2018-08-05 17:09
This series of tutorials will show you how to install Nginx, create Nginx server blocks, generate a free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate, install and secure MySQL and install PHP 7.2.

Staff dust off their typewriters after malware attack

Sun, 2018-08-05 15:15
Sophisticated malware has taken down systems in at least two Alaskan municipalities in an attack that officials say is the worst they have ever seen. The Alaskan Borough of Matanuska-Susitna (Mat Su) and the City of Valdez have both been hit.

DXVK, the Vulkan-based layer for Direct3D 11 with Wine has another fresh release

Sun, 2018-08-05 13:21
The amazing progress with DXVK continues! This Vulkan-based compatibility layer for Direct3D 11 with Wine just put out version 0.64 with fixes for Dragonball Xenoverse 2, Final Fantasy XV and more.

Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Released as Last in the Series, Download Now

Sun, 2018-08-05 11:26
Canonical released today the fifth and last point release of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series with all the latest security and software updates since the previous point release.

Finding alternatives to proprietary online tools with Framasoft

Sun, 2018-08-05 09:32
You can’t escape Google. At least, that’s how it seems. The company doesn’t just dominate search. It also has its tendrils in personal storage, online productivity tools, books, music, social networking, and more. Billions of people the world over use their services because of the convenience and power.

A new SteamOS beta is out with GPU driver updates and a fresh Linux kernel

Sun, 2018-08-05 07:37
Not to be confused with the upcoming SteamOS 3.0, this beta update is for the current 'Brewmaster' release.

BASHing data

Sun, 2018-08-05 05:43
It's easy to find records in a data table that are entirely blank or only contain tabs or whitespace. Just ask AWK to print the line numbers of any records that have no fields

googler: Google Web and Google News from the command-line

Sun, 2018-08-05 03:49
I’ve recently come across a command-line tool that’s right up my street. It’s called googler, an open source tool to Google from the command-line. It’s written in Python, so that ticks another box for me. So what does googler do? This tool lets you search Google Web and Google News from the command-line the way *you* want. Searches display the title, URL, and abstract for each result, which can be directly opened in a browser (text or graphical), from the terminal. The results are fetched in pages, and there’s page navigation too.

NASA open sources its Mars rover, Rome adopts LibreOffice, and more news

Sun, 2018-08-05 01:54
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at NASA[he]#039[/he]s open source mars rover, Rome[he]#039[/he]s latest open source efforts, two new research projects, and more. NASA open sources design for a Martian roverDo you want to build your own Mars rover? Of course you do! And now you can, thanks to NASA[he]#039[/he]s JPL Open Source Rover (OSR for short).

How to Install MongoDB on CentOS 7

Sun, 2018-08-05 00:00
In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configure MongoDB Community Edition on a CentOS 7 server from the official MongoDB repositories.

LibreOffice 6.0.6 Office Suite Released with 55 Bug Fixes, Download Now

Sat, 2018-08-04 22:06
The Document Foundation announced today the release and general availability of the sixth point release of the LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows systems.

Best Health And Fitness Tools For Linux

Sat, 2018-08-04 20:11
As an avid Linux user, I've personally used few tools that have been proved helpful to stay healthy by getting me used to ergonomic habits. Let me name some of the best native Linux apps for fitness.

Peace pays dividend for OpenWRT as 'baseline' release lands on servers

Sat, 2018-08-04 18:17
Libre Linux for wireless, embedded kit unforks OpenWRT and LEDEThe OpenWRT project has emitted version 18.06, and in doing so, puts to rest the damage done by the March 2016 fork that created the competing project LEDE (Linux Embedded Development Environment).…

Apollo Lake embedded PC boasts eight PoE+ ports

Sat, 2018-08-04 16:23
Lanner’s Linux-ready, 1U “NVA-3000” embedded computer for video surveillance and machine vision is equipped with an Apollo Lake SoC, up to 4GB LPDDR4, dual GbE, 8x GbE with PoE+, 2x USB 3.0, and a SATA bay. Lanner Electronics’ 1U sized, 310 x 220 x 44mm NVA-3000 system supports video surveillance, machine vision, and industrial automation applications.

GNOME 3.30 Desktop Environment Enters Beta, Final Release Arrives September 5

Sat, 2018-08-04 14:28
The GNOME Project through Javier Jardón announced today the release and general availability of the beta version of the forthcoming GNOME 3.30 desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems.

Extending Landlocked Processes

Sat, 2018-08-04 12:34
Mickaël Salaün posted a patch to improve communication between landlocked processes. Landlock is a security module that creates an isolated "sandbox"where a process is prevented from interacting with the rest of the system,even if that process itself is compromised by a hostile attacker. Theultimate goal is to allow regular user processes to isolate themselves inthis way, reducing the likelihood that they could be an entry point for anattack against the system.