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How To Use Linux Screen

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:46
Have you ever faced the situation where you perform a long-running task on a remote machine and suddenly your connection drops, the SSH session is terminated and your work is lost. Well it has happened to all of us at some point, hasn’t it? Luckily, there is a utility called screen that allows us to the resume our sessions.

OpenStreetMap Should Be a Priority for the Open Source Community

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:32
Open source has won. The fact that free software now dominatespractically every sector of computing (with the main exception of thedesktop) is proof of that... Open, collaborative development allows people to build on the work ofothers, instead of wastefully re-inventing the wheel, and it enables the bestsolutions to be chosen on technical, rather than commercial, grounds.

How to partition a disk in Linux

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:18
Creating and deleting partitions in Linux is a regular practice because storage devices (such as hard drives and USB drives) must be structured in some way before they can be used. In most cases, large storage devices are divided into separate sections called partitions. Partitioning also allows you to divide your hard drive into isolated sections, where each section behaves as its own hard drive. Partitioning is particularly useful if you run multiple operating systems.read more

How to Setup Puppet Master and Agent on CentOS 7

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:03
Puppet is an open source configuration management tool and server automation framework. In this tutorial, I will you how to install Puppet on CentOS 7. I will install and configure a CentOS 7 server as a puppet 'master', and the other one as an 'agent'.

The Lustre Filesystem Dropped from the Linux 4.18 Kernel

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:49
It's now official: the latest RC1 pull request for the Linux 4.18 will nothost the nearly 15-year-old Lustre filesystem.

Khaled Monsoor: How Do You Fedora?

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:35
We recently interviewed Khaled Monsoor on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series that profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. Contact us on the feedback form to tell of us about someone you think we should interview, or to express interest in being interviewed. Who is […]

ORNL Launches Summit Supercomputer

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:20
With a peak performance of 200,000 trillion calculations per second -- or 200 petaflops, Summit will be eight times more powerful than ORNL’s previous top-ranked system, Titan. For certain scientific applications, Summit will also be capable of more than three billion billion mixed precision calculations per second, or 3.3 exaops... Running on Linux, of course (RHEL 7.4).

Cryptomator Secures Your Cloud Storage Data (Open Source, Multi-Platform Client-Side Encryption Tool)

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:06
Cryptomator is a free and open source software tool that provides client-side encryption for your cloud storage files, available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.The tool, which is very easy to use, supports any cloud storage provider that synchronizes with a local directory, so it works with Dropbox, Google Drive (Google Backup and Sync or whatever Google calls it nowadays), OneDrive, ownCloud, Nextcloud, MEGA, and so on.

How to Install MODX CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 07:52
MODX is a free, open source and fast content management system written in PHP language. It is specially designed for ease of use that allows web admin to create powerful and dynamic content websites. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install MODX on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

12 fiction books for Linux and open source fans

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 06:05
For this book list, I reached out to our writer community to ask which fiction books they would recommend to their peers. What I love about this question and the answers that follow is this list gives us a deeper look into their personalities. Fiction favorites are unlike non-fiction recommendations in that your technical skills and interests may have an influence on what you like to read read, but it's much more about your personality and life experiences that draw you to pick out, and love, a particular fiction book.read more

Bliss OS An Android Based OS Complete Review

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 04:51
Bliss OS is another effort to bring Android experience (and is based on Android too) to the computing market covering all spectrum from smart-phones to computers. That means you can expect smooth experience even if you switch from your smart-phone to your laptop or your desktop computer.

How to Install Go on Ubuntu 18.04

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 03:36
This tutorial will guide you through the steps of downloading and installing Go on an Ubuntu 18.04 machine.

What Is GitLab & Why Do So Many People Flee To It After The Purchase Of GitHub By Microsoft?

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 01:42
It already a fact, according to Bloomberg, Microsoft would have bought GitHub for about 2 billion dollars. Now both companies have confirmed the transaction on their official Twitter accounts. People seem to be divided between those who see something positive in Microsoft honoring their mantra of love for developers and open source while there is more than one skeptic who believes that it is the end of GitHub as we know it. The latter seems to be migrating to a platform with a rather similar name: GitLab.

The sad state of KDE Discover and GNOME Software on openSUSE Leap 15

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:47
Software centers have become very important. In 2008, Apple introduced the iOS App Store. This changed the public perception on how software centers should work. KDE was relatively late to the party. In 2015 KDE included the Muon package manager as part of the Plasma 5 desktop environment. Over the last few years, the user interface has gotten a big overhaul and Muon has been re-branded to KDE Discover. I was very interested to see if KDE Discover worked as intended and could live up to bar set by the competition.

Timekpr Revived: Easy To Use Parental Control Software For Ubuntu

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 21:53
If you're looking for an easy to use tool with a graphical user interface for parental controls for Ubuntu, I recommend giving Timekpr Revived a try. Using Timekpr Revived, you can control the computer usage for certain user accounts by setting some predefined access rules. Timekpr Revived is a fork of the old Timkpr application, which was initially updated with Ubuntu Unity support, but later received many other improvements, including porting the UI to GTK3, support for newer Ubuntu versions, and so on.

Mesos and Kubernetes: Its Not a Competition

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 19:59
The roots of Mesos can be traced back to 2009 when Ben Hindman was a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley working on parallel programming. They were doing massive parallel computations on 128-core chips, trying to solve multiple problems such as making software and libraries run more efficiently on those chips.

NXPs EdgeScale IoT management suite tapped for Linux gateways

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:04
NXP announced partnerships with Alibaba and six embedded equipment companies that are deploying its EdgeScale middleware for secure edge computing device management on Linux-driven devices based on NXP QorIQ Layerscape SoCs. In March, NXP announced its EdgeScale IoT middleware platform for its Arm-based QorIQ Layerscape networking SoCs.

How to use screen scraping tools to extract data from the web

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 16:10
A perfect internet would deliver data to clients in the format of their choice, whether it[he]#039[/he]s CSV, XML, JSON, etc. The real internet teases at times by making data available, but usually in HTML or PDF documents—formats designed for data display rather than data interchange. Accordingly, the screen scraping of yesteryear—extracting displayed data and converting it to the requested format—is still relevant today.

Mark Shuttleworth dishes on where Canonical and Ubuntu Linux are going next

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 14:16
Ubuntu founder and Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth recently talked to me about his plans for his company, operating system, clouds, and containers.

FOSS Project Spotlight: the Codelobster IDE--a Free PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript Editor

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:21
The Codelobster free web language editor has been available for quite sometime and has attracted many fans. It allows you to edit PHP, HTML, CSS andJavaScript files, and it highlights the syntax and provides hints for tags,functions and their parameters. This editor deals with files that containmixed content easily as well.