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DevOps for Network Engineers: Linux Foundation’s New Training Course

10 hours 28 min ago
Linux Foundation has launched a DevOps course for sysadmins and network engineers. They are also offering a limited time 40% discount on the launch.

Some Incredible Stories Around Tux: Our Lovable Linux Mascot!

Thursday 21st of February 2019 07:17:17 AM
You already know Tux, the Linux mascot. But do you know how it was created? Read some interesting trivia around Tux.

Decentralized Slack Alternative Riot Releases its First Stable Version

Wednesday 20th of February 2019 06:41:58 AM
The first stable release of decentralized, open source messaging software Riot has been released. See what's new!

How to List Installed Packages on Ubuntu and Debian [Quick Tip]

Tuesday 19th of February 2019 05:45:13 AM
Here are multiple ways you can see what packages have been installed on Ubuntu and Debian based distributions. You'll also learn to list recently installed packages.

How to Change User Password in Ubuntu [Beginner’s Tutorial]

Sunday 17th of February 2019 03:23:58 AM
Want to change root password in Ubuntu? Learn how to change the password for any user in Ubuntu Linux. Both terminal and GUI methods have been discussed.

FinalCrypt – An Open Source File Encryption Application

Saturday 16th of February 2019 11:59:51 AM
FinalCrypt is a free and open source encryption tool that allows you to encrypt files with a key. It is available for Linux, Windows and macOS.

The Earliest Linux Distros: Before Mainstream Distros Became So Popular

Thursday 14th of February 2019 05:45:33 AM
In this throwback history article, we’ve tried to look back into how some of the earliest Linux distributions evolved and came into being as we know them today.

Top 10 Best Linux Media Server Software

Tuesday 12th of February 2019 11:59:57 AM
Here's our list of best open source media server software for Linux. You can use them to make your own home based media server or use it with Chromecast, Firestick etc.

Ubuntu 14.04 is Reaching the End of Life. Here are Your Options

Monday 11th of February 2019 02:49:59 PM
Ubuntu 14.04 is reaching its end of lie on April 30, 2019. This means there will be no security updates for Ubuntu 14.04 users beyond this date. Here's what you can do if you are still using Ubuntu 14.04.

LibreOffice 6.2 is Here: This is the Last Release with 32-bit Binaries

Saturday 9th of February 2019 12:34:24 PM
LibreOffice version 6.2 has been released with a number of major changes but this will be the last LibreOffice release to provide 32-bit binaries.

3 Ways to Install Deb Files on Ubuntu Linux

Friday 8th of February 2019 07:28:49 AM
This beginner article explains how to install deb packages in Ubuntu. It also shows you how to remove those deb packages afterwards.

Review of Debian System Administrator’s Handbook

Thursday 7th of February 2019 06:41:44 AM
Debian System Administrator's Handbook is a free-to-download book that covers all the essential part of Debian that a sysadmin might need.

Flowblade 2.0 is Here with New Video Editing Tools and a Refreshed UI

Wednesday 6th of February 2019 05:49:51 AM
The Linux-only video editor Flowblade has released its new version with workflow overhaul, new tools and refreshed UI. Check it out.

Installing Kali Linux on VirtualBox: Quickest & Safest Way

Tuesday 5th of February 2019 07:36:32 AM
This step-by-step tutorial teaches you to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox on Windows and Linux. This is the safest, easiest & quickest way of using Kali Linux.

Enjoy Netflix? You Should Thank FreeBSD

Monday 4th of February 2019 05:42:24 AM
Netflix uses FreeBSD and open source software to deliver its content efficiently worldwide.

CrossCode is an Awesome 16-bit Sci-Fi RPG Game

Saturday 2nd of February 2019 11:27:13 AM
CrossCode manages to bundle all of its influences into a seamless gaming experience that feels nothing shy of excellent.

VA Linux: The Linux Company That Once Ruled NASDAQ

Thursday 31st of January 2019 06:53:00 AM
RedHat may be the most valuable Linux companies these days but once there was VA Linux that once broke records at NASDAQ. Read more about the spectacular rise and devastating fall of VA Linux.

Olive is a new Open Source Video Editor Aiming to Take On Biggies Like Final Cut Pro

Wednesday 30th of January 2019 05:13:29 AM
Olive is a cross-platform, free and open source video editor in development and it aims to compete with the likes of Final Cut Pro.

Top Hex Editors for Linux

Monday 28th of January 2019 05:40:03 AM
Here are our choices for the best hex editors for Linux. The list includes both GUI and command line based Linux hex editors.

SparkleShare, a Git-based Dropbox Replacement

Friday 25th of January 2019 09:43:19 AM
With SparkleShare, you can use GitHub or GitLab to store and sync your files in Linux.

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Server: HTTP Clients, IIS DDoS and 'DevOps' Hype From Red Hat

  • What are good command line HTTP clients?
    The whole is greater than the sum of its parts is a very famous quote from Aristotle, a Greek philosopher and scientist. This quote is particularly pertinent to Linux. In my view, one of Linux’s biggest strengths is its synergy. The usefulness of Linux doesn’t derive only from the huge raft of open source (command line) utilities. Instead, it’s the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with larger applications. The Unix philosophy spawned a “software tools” movement which focused on developing concise, basic, clear, modular and extensible code that can be used for other projects. This philosophy remains an important element for many Linux projects. Good open source developers writing utilities seek to make sure the utility does its job as well as possible, and work well with other utilities. The goal is that users have a handful of tools, each of which seeks to excel at one thing. Some utilities work well independently. This article looks at 4 open source command line HTTP clients. These clients let you download files over the internet from the command line. But they can also be used for many more interesting purposes such as testing, debugging and interacting with HTTP servers and web applications. Working with HTTP from the command-line is a worthwhile skill for HTTP architects and API designers. If you need to play around with an API, HTTPie and curl will be invaluable.
  • Microsoft publishes security alert on IIS bug that causes 100% CPU usage spikes
    The Microsoft Security Response Center published yesterday a security advisory about a denial of service (DOS) issue impacting IIS (Internet Information Services), Microsoft's web server technology.
  • 5 things to master to be a DevOps engineer
    There's an increasing global demand for DevOps professionals, IT pros who are skilled in software development and operations. In fact, the Linux Foundation's Open Source Jobs Report ranked DevOps as the most in-demand skill, and DevOps career opportunities are thriving worldwide. The main focus of DevOps is bridging the gap between development and operations teams by reducing painful handoffs and increasing collaboration. This is not accomplished by making developers work on operations tasks nor by making system administrators work on development tasks. Instead, both of these roles are replaced by a single role, DevOps, that works on tasks within a cooperative team. As Dave Zwieback wrote in DevOps Hiring, "organizations that have embraced DevOps need people who would naturally resist organization silos."

Purism's Privacy and Security-Focused Librem 5 Linux Phone to Arrive in Q3 2019

Initially planned to ship in early 2019, the revolutionary Librem 5 mobile phone was delayed for April 2019, but now it suffered just one more delay due to the CPU choices the development team had to make to deliver a stable and reliable device that won't heat up or discharge too quickly. Purism had to choose between the i.MX8M Quad or the i.MX8M Mini processors for their Librem 5 Linux-powered smartphone, but after many trials and errors they decided to go with the i.MX8M Quad CPU as manufacturer NXP recently released a new software stack solving all previous power consumption and heating issues. Read more

Qt Creator 4.9 Beta released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.9 Beta! There are many improvements and fixes included in Qt Creator 4.9. I’ll just mention some highlights in this blog post. Please refer to our change log for a more thorough overview. Read more

Hack Week - Browsersync integration for Online

Recently my LibreOffice work is mostly focused on the Online. It's nice to see how it is growing with new features and has better UI. But when I was working on improving toolbars (eg. folding menubar or reorganization of items) I noticed one annoying thing from the developer perspective. After every small change, I had to restart the server to provide updated content for the browser. It takes few seconds for switching windows, killing old server then running new one which requires some tests to be passed. Last week during the Hack Week funded by Collabora Productivity I was able to work on my own projects. It was a good opportunity for me to try to improve the process mentioned above. I've heard previously about browsersync so I decided to try it out. It is a tool which can automatically reload used .css and .js files in all browser sessions after change detection. To make it work browsersync can start proxy server watching files on the original server and sending events to the browser clients if needed. Read more