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Managing Docker Instances with Puppet

LinuxToday - 4 hours 50 min ago

LinuxJournal: This article focuses on how to manage Docker images and containers with Puppet.

How to Install Pimcore with Nginx on CentOS 7

LXer - Mon, 2017-07-24 23:54
Pimcore is an open source enterprise content management system (CMS) written in PHP, It uses MySQL as database backend. In this tutorial, we will install Pimcore CMS on CentOS 7 server.

8 Insanely Addictive Multi-Platform Open Source Simulation Games

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-07-24 23:54

Simulation video games (“Sims”) describe a wide range of video games, generally designed to closely emulate real life activities. Examples of this genre include operating a copy of a real-life vehicle, or participating in recreating historical events. Sims differ from other PC games in that their raison d’être isn’t always to entertain, at least not primarily. Simulation games remain popular among gamers, offering players the experience of the real world.

Also: Icculus (Ryan Gordon) Tells Us Everything – Part 1

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Alexa, but for the Linux terminal?

Reddit - Mon, 2017-07-24 23:38

Hello! I'm working on a project that's Linux-based, and I'm looking for something like Alexa, but which I can interact with via text in the terminal. I've done some searching, but haven't found anything that isn't entirely voice-based.

I'm okay with writing some code to work with APIs, but it has to be able to ultimately work entirely with text in the terminal.

Any suggestions you all can provide would be very much appreciated!

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GCC Is Working On An Implementation Of Microsoft's Language Server Protocol

Phoronix - Mon, 2017-07-24 23:07
David Malcom of Red Hat today published an interesting patch series that includes an implementation of Microsoft's Language Server Protocol (LSP)...

Ubuntu 17.10: Back to a GNOME Future

LinuxToday - Mon, 2017-07-24 23:00

With a few recommended tweaks and extensions to Ubuntu 17.10, the future looks bright for the Ubuntu Linux desktop.

Untangling Package Management in JavaScript Applications

LXer - Mon, 2017-07-24 22:45
In this post, we’ll talk about where we started with package managers, how they’ve evolved, and why Kenzan recommends Yarn as a best bet for scaled applications in the continuing evolution of package management.

SharkLinux OS Is Destined for Success

LinuxToday - Mon, 2017-07-24 22:00

LinuxInsider: SharkLinux OS is one of those very rare newcomer distributions that has "Future Big Winner" written all over it.

How to automate your system administration tasks with Ansible

LXer - Mon, 2017-07-24 21:37
Do you want to sharpen your system administration or Linux skills? Perhaps you have some stuff running on your local LAN and you want to make your life easier—where do you begin? In this article, I'll explain how to set up tooling to simplify administering multiple machines.When it comes to remote administration tools, SaltStack, Puppet, Chef, and Ansible are a few popular options. Throughout this article, I'll focus on Ansible and explain how it can be helpful whether you have 5 virtual machines or a 1,000.read more

Debian News, Ubuntu News, and Ubuntu-based BackBox Linux 5

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-07-24 21:09
  • RC bugs 2017/08-29
  • Stable Debian releases
  • Debian 9.1 (Stretch) Brings Security Fixes For Anonymous Connections Over Tor and Drupal 7 CMS & Apache 2 Fixes
  • Plans for DebCamp17

    In a few days, I’ll be attending DebCamp17 in Montréal, Canada.

  • Yakkety Yak won’t come back: Linux users, it’s time to upgrade Ubuntu

    If you’re running Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, released on October 13 2016, Ubuntu developer Canonical warns that now is the time to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04, known as Zesty Zapus. If you’re running a Linux distribution which is a version of Ubuntu with a different desktop environment, such as Kubuntu or Xubuntu, the same applies to you.

    Support for Yakkety Yak ceased on July 20, which means that version of Ubuntu will no longer receive security patches. However, if you’re running Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, you’ll still receive functionality and security patches until April 2021. That’s because it’s a long term support (LTS) release. Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus will be supported until January 2018.

  • Someone Finally Asks Why Ubuntu Has 3 Terminal Apps…

    I’ve often wondered why Ubuntu ships with several different terminal apps installed by default.

    It’s a minor little quirk, granted, and something few people will notice. But a query that has, from time to time, confused me.

    Naturally I presume there to be some differences between GNOME Terminal, Xterm and UXTerm. But those differences are, to my end-user eyes at least, not especially self-evident.

  • BackBox Linux 5 Released For Ethical Hacking And Pentesting Purposes

    If you’re looking for an Ubuntu-based ethical hacking and penetration testing operating system, BackBox Linux can fulfill your needs. BackBox Linux 5 has been just released after 7 months of development. It comes with Linux kernel 4.8, updated hacking tools, and a new logo.

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Security: Security Updates, Memcached Bug, and Bug Bounty Program

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-07-24 21:02
  • Security updates for Monday
  • 70,000 Memcached Servers Can Be Hacked Using Eight-Month-Old Flaws

    Eight months after three critical vulnerabilities were fixed in the memcached open source caching software, there are over 70,000 caching servers directly exposed on the internet that have yet to be patched. Hackers could execute malicious code on them or steal potentially sensitive data from their caches, security researchers warn.

    Memcached is a software package that implements a high performance caching server for storing chunks of data obtained from database and API calls in RAM. This helps speed up dynamic web applications, making it well suited for large websites and big-data projects.

  • Facebook, Ford Foundation & GitHub Donate £229,990 To Open Source Bug Bounty Program

    Facebook, the Ford Foundation and GitHub have donated $100,000 (£76,663) each to the Internet Bug Bounty (IBB), a not-for-profit bug bounty program for core Internet infrastructure and open source software.

    The money will be used to reward hackers who are deemed to have made the Internet more secure, allowing the IBB to expand the scope and impact of its bug bounty program.

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Firefox Stress-Tested Tabs-Wise

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-07-24 21:00
  • Firefox 55 is ridiculously good at handling thousands of tabs

    Firefox 55, due for release at the start of August, will feature a series of improvements to the browser’s responsiveness when multiple tabs are open.

    This work is part of something called Quantum Flow, a Mozilla engineering project to fine-tune and tweak the browser’s overall performance.

  • The New Firefox and Ridiculous Numbers of Tabs

    I've got a Firefox profile with 1691 tabs.

    I started trying to write down why, but gave up for now. It was becoming an overly long exploration of product design and the future of the web.

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The Kernel Put On Some Weight With Linux 4.13

LinuxToday - Mon, 2017-07-24 21:00

Phoronix: Here are some numbers about how much weight the kernel gained during the Linux 4.13 merge window that closed last week.

Should I switch to Linux?

Reddit - Mon, 2017-07-24 20:59

I just bought a new pc which I plan to run windows on. However, I still have my laptop which runs windows and I'm considering switching to linux. Is it worth it? Can I transfer files between the two systems?

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