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Tips for tpp and patat

Wed, 2017-02-22 13:58
You might be surprised to learn that there are programs for running presentations in a terminal.No, I don't mean opening PowerPoint or Impress slides one after the other, as images in a frame-buffered console. I mean presenting slides coded for the terminal, in a terminal. Interesting idea? It seems to be, because there are (at least) 8 terminal presentation programs for Linux. [..] I haven't tried them all, but I've found tpp and patat to be fairly easy to use. Below are a few tips on working with these two programs.

RPi-friendly home automation kit adds voice recognition support

Wed, 2017-02-22 12:49
Matrix Labs launched an Indiegogo campaign for “Matrix Voice,” a voice input board that works standalone, or in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi or UP SBC. Matrix IoT hub Following its successful Kickstarter campaign for a standalone Matrix home automation and surveillance hub, and subsequent release of an FPGA-driven Matrix Creator daughter board for use […]

Kaspersky: No whiff of Linux in our OS because we need new start to secure IoT

Wed, 2017-02-22 11:41
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, says its new KasperskyOS for securing industrial IoT devices does not contain "even the slightest smell of Linux", differentiating it from many other IoT products that have the open-source OS at the core.

Meet Flint OS, a Chromium OS Fork for Raspberry Pi & PCs That Runs Android Apps

Wed, 2017-02-22 10:32
Will Smith from Flint Innovations Limited announced their up and coming Linux-based operating system for PCs and Raspberry Pi devices, Flint OS, based on the open-source Chromium OS project.

Kubernetes is now generally available on Azure Container Service

Wed, 2017-02-22 09:24
Microsoft and Google don’t get along all that often, but they do agree on using Kubernetes for cloud container orchestration.

Do we really need swap on modern systems?

Wed, 2017-02-22 08:15
Swap space is a method by which an operating system can move information out of memory and store it elsewhere until it is needed again. Swap space can generally be thought of an extension of the computer's memory which lives on the hard drive. In the past, having swap space was important as computers had relatively little memory and could quickly run out of available RAM. Unused data could be punted to swap while more urgent tasks were handled in memory. These days though computers tend to have a lot of memory and it raises the question of whether there is any point in having swap space anymore and, if so, how much?

GnuPG – An Easy Way To Encrypt/Decrypt Files From Command Line in Linux

Wed, 2017-02-22 07:06
We all have some secrets which we can’t share with anyone. In the similar kind of way, we all have some personal documents which we don’t want to show to anyone. How can protect those from others when multiple users accessing the same system. GnuPG is a Free & open source utility based on OpenPGP standard which used to Encrypt & Decrypt files from command line in Linux.

Linux Lite To Have These New Features In The Next Release Linux Lite 3.4

Wed, 2017-02-22 05:58
Linux Lite is loved by many Linux geeks, beginners and professionals. Lightweight, stable, regular updates, active support are some of the features in the long list of Linux Lite features that makes it awesome. Our members, regular readers have shown us a keen interest in Linux Lite.

Mesos Is to the Datacenter as the Kernel Is to Linux

Wed, 2017-02-22 04:49
Necessity is the mother of invention. We needed our datacenters to be more automated, so we invented tools like Puppet and Chef. We needed easier application deployment, so we invented Docker. Of course it didn[he]#039[/he]t stop there. Ben Hindman, the founder and chief architect of Mesosphere, co-created Apache Mesos. In his keynote at MesosCon Asia 2016, Hindman relates how failures and elasticity led to the development of Mesos.

Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls

Wed, 2017-02-22 03:40
Hackers can trick Java and Python applications to execute rogue FTP commands that would open ports in firewalls

How to access shell or run external commands from within Vim

Wed, 2017-02-22 02:32
Vim, as you might already know, is a feature-packed and powerful editor. In this tutorial, we will focus on how you can execute external commands as well as access the command line shell from within the editor window.

The Changing Face of Open Source Licensing

Wed, 2017-02-22 01:23
The GPL is the grandaddy of open source licenses, and is not only the license used by Linux, but is the license that gave birth to the open source movement. It was designed with the purpose of giving computer users control of their machines, guaranteeing that software would be freely available and modifiable by users. It has served that purpose well.

NMAP Common Scans - Part Two

Wed, 2017-02-22 00:15
In a previous article, ‘NMAP Installation’, a listing of ten different ZeNMAP Profiles were listed. Most of the Profiles used various parameters. Most of the parameters represented different scans which can be performed. This article will cover the last two remaining of the common four scan types.

Building an Open Source Eco-Village

Tue, 2017-02-21 23:06
People involved in the maker movement are coming up with all sorts ideas to both help the planet and improves people's lives -- such as this idea for an open source village.

Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266

Tue, 2017-02-21 21:57
To get started with IoT (the Internet of Things), your device needs, well, an Internet connection. Base Arduino microcontrollers don't have Internet connectivity by default, so you either need to add Ethernet, Wi-Fi shields, or adapters to them, or buy an Arduino that has built-in Internet connectivity. In addition to complexity, both approaches add cost and consume the already-precious Arduino flash RAM for program space, which limits what you can do.read more

vCPU hotplug and hotunplug using libvirt v2

Tue, 2017-02-21 20:49
This article talks about how to perform a virtual processor (vCPU) hotplug/hotunplug operation using libvirt version 2 in a PPC64LE environment.

A new perspective on meritocracy

Tue, 2017-02-21 19:40
Meritocracy is a common element of open organizations: They prosper by fostering a less-hierarchical culture where "the best ideas win." But what does meritocracy really mean for open organizations, and why does it matter? And how do open organizations make meritocracy work in practice? Some research and thinking I've done over the last six months have convinced me such questions are less simple—and perhaps more important—than may first meet the eye.read more

News: Linux 4.10 Released as First New Kernel of 2017

Tue, 2017-02-21 18:32
New capabilities include virtual GPU support and a new virtual cryptography feature.

Understanding OpenStack's Success

Tue, 2017-02-21 17:23
At the time I got into the data storage industry, I was working withand developing RAID and JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) controllersfor 2 Gbit Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN). This was a timebefore "The Cloud". Things were different—so were our users. Therewas comfort in buying from a single source or single vendor.

Creating Wordlists with Crunch on Kali Linux

Tue, 2017-02-21 16:14
Wordlists are a key part of brute force password attacks. For those readers that aren't familiar, a brute force password attack is an attack in which an attacker uses a script to repeatedly attempt to log into an account until they receive a positive result. Brute force attacks are fairly overt and can cause a properly configured server to lock out an attacker or their IP.