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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.

What we (think we) know about meritocracies

Tue, 2017-02-21 15:06
"Meritocracy," writes Christopher Hayes in his 2012 book Twilight of the Elites, "represents a rare point of consensus in our increasingly polarized politics. It undergirds our debates, but is never itself the subject of them, because belief in it is so widely shared." Meritocratic thinking, in other words, is prevalent today; thinking rigorously about meritocracy, however, is much more rare.read more

5 Signs That Show You’re a Linux Geek

Tue, 2017-02-21 13:57
While Linux is certainly very easy to use, there are some activities surrounding it that are seen as more complex than others. While they can be all be avoided easily enough, they do have a certain, geeky appeal. How many of them do you follow?

Linux Kernel 4.10 Now Available for Linux Lite Users, Here's How to Install It

Tue, 2017-02-21 12:20
Minutes after the release of Linux kernel 4.10 last evening, Jerry Bezencon from the Linux Lite project announced that users of the Ubuntu-based distribution can now install it on their machines.

How to Get Newer Kernels on Ubuntu

Tue, 2017-02-21 10:43
Each version of Ubuntu ships with a frozen kernel, and it’s not easy for users to switch kernels. Here’s how you can get and use newer kernels on Ubuntu.

How to take LVM snapshot backup in LINUX

Tue, 2017-02-21 09:05
With the help of LVM snapshot backup we can freeze current state of an LVM volume. Making LVM snapshot backup make us to keep current state of volume and we can revert this state back if any needs arises during activity. A volume consists of two parts: file system metadata and the actual blocks containing data in a file.

MKVToolNix 9.9.0 MKV Manipulation Tool Released with New GUI Improvements, More

Tue, 2017-02-21 07:28
MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus announced today the release and general availability of MKVToolNix 9.9.0 "Pick Up" for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

Best Linux File Sharing Tips

Tue, 2017-02-21 05:51
Today's article is going to provide you with some useful Linux file sharing tips using common file sharing software. This article assumes two things. First, you're running Ubuntu. Second, you're comfortable typing recommended commands into a terminal window.

Compact, rugged module runs Linux or Android on Apollo Lake

Tue, 2017-02-21 04:33
Ubiqcomm’s 95 x 95mm, Apollo Lake-based “COM-AL6C” COM offers 4K video along with multiple SATA, USB, GbE, and PCIe interfaces, plus -40 to 85°C operation. Ubiqconn Technology Inc. has announced a “COM-AL6C” COM Express Type 6 Compact form factor computer-on-module built around Intel’s Apollo Lake processors and designed to withstand the rigors of both fixed […]

Boston summit preview, Ambassador program updates, and more OpenStack news

Tue, 2017-02-21 03:25
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? From news sites to developer blogs, there's a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few highlights.

Interview: Thomas Weissel Installing Plasma in Austrian Schools

Tue, 2017-02-21 02:16
With Plasma 5 having reached maturity for widespread use we are starting to see rollouts of it in large environments. Dot News interviewed the admin behind one such rollout in Austrian schools.

3 things companies must know about data sovereignty when moving to the cloud

Tue, 2017-02-21 01:07
Enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud-based services in order to take advantage of the many business benefits of not having to purchase, manage, upgrade, and replace systems and applications. Of course, all that data still has to “live” somewhere.

The 'New' Microsoft is Still Acting Like a Dangerous Cult in an Effort to Hijack and/or Undermine All Free/Open Source Software

Mon, 2017-02-20 23:59
In an effort to combat any large deployment of non-Microsoft software, the company goes personal and attempts to overthrow even management that is not receptive to Microsoft's agenda

Total War: SHOGUN 2 looks like it will be heading to Linux & SteamOS

Mon, 2017-02-20 22:50
Well this was quite a surprise to see! It looks like Total War: SHOGUN 2 is going to make an appearance on Linux & SteamOS.

An introduction to the Linux boot and startup processes

Mon, 2017-02-20 21:42
Understanding the Linux boot and startup processes is important to being able to both configure Linux and to resolving startup issues. This article presents an overview of the bootup sequence using the GRUB2 bootloader and the startup sequence as performed by the systemd initialization system.read more

GParted 0.28.1 Restores Ability to Resize or Move Primary Partitions, Fixes Bugs

Mon, 2017-02-20 20:33
Just three days after the release of GParted 0.28 open-source partition editor, which implemented partial read and write support for LUKS encrypted file systems, Curtis Gedak is now announcing the release of the first point release.

How to install WordPress on Fedora

Mon, 2017-02-20 19:24
WordPress started as a simple blogging system, but has evolved into a reputable content management system. It’s also one of the most popular open source projects. Furthermore, it’s easy to set up WordPress on your Fedora system. Install the packages Fedora provides... Continue Reading →

How to create your own Linux Distribution with Yocto on Ubuntu

Mon, 2017-02-20 18:16
In this article, our focus is the creation of a minimal Linux distribution using the Yocto project on the Ubuntu platform. The Yocto project is very famous in the embedded Linux world because of its flexibility and ease of use. The purpose of the Yocto project is to create a Linux distro for manufacturers of embedded hardware and software.

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