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Getting started with openmediavault: A home NAS solution

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:35
With so many cloud storage options readily available, some folks might question the value of having a home NAS (network-attached storage) server. After all, with your files on the cloud, you don't have to worry about managing the maintenance, updates, and security of your own server.read more

Star Trek Excelsior Episode 5-4: “E.U.L.A.” a Star Trek Fan Audio Drama.

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 07:17
A Star Trek Audio Fan Audio Drama is not exactly the going topic for LXer, but the title "E.U.L.A." should tell you everything you need to know why this particular episode is on topic here. This episode does not depend on any prior episodes, so you can jump right in and experience an adventure full of fire, intrigue, and how licensing affects peoples lives.

peek – animated GIF screen recorder

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 05:22
I’m always on the look out for small indispensable utilities that make the Linux experience even better. This week, I’m seeking to garnish support for peek. It’s an unpretentious utility written in Vala. The utility has no delusion of grandeur. But it has qualities that carves out its own niche in the open source world.

Linus Torvalds takes a break from Linux

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 22:39
Video: In a surprising move, Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, is taking a break on his Linux kernel work to work on his behavior to other developers. In a note to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), Torvalds wrote, "I need to change some of my behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely."

Look Up Website Information With Whois in Linux

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 19:40
Whois is a simple, yet powerful, tool that allows you to see information about a specific domain name or IP address. You can use it to see things like contact information, nameservers, and domain registration information. Whois is an older core Unix utility, so it's available on every distribution.

How to Install and Configure VNC on CentOS 7

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 16:42
In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps for installing and configuring a VNC server on a CentOS 7 system. We will also show you how to securely connect to the VNC server through an SSH tunnel.

The Linux Kernel Has Grown By 225k Lines of Code So Far This Year From 3.3k Developers

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 12:18
So far this year there has been 49,647 commits that added 2,229,836 lines of code while dropping 2,004,759 lines of code.. Or a net gain of just 225,077 lines. Keep in mind there was the removal of some old CPU architectures and other code removed in kernels this year so while a lot of new functionality was added...

Cybersecurity Is Only 1 Part of Election Security

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 08:34
What Types of Security Risks Exist within the Election Ecosystem?Network security, DNS health, and patching cadence are the largest security concerns for governmental stakeholders.

How to Install Chamilo on Debian 9

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 06:06
Chamilo is a free e-learning and collaboration software which aims to improve the access to education on a global level. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Chamilo on a Linux VPS running Debian 9 as an operating system.

Patent Trolls Are Still Active and Microsoft is Closely Connected to Many of Them

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 04:11
A roundup of patent trolls' actions in the United States; Microsoft is connected to a notably high number of these

Getting started with Tmux

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 23:21
Tmux is a terminal multiplexer an alternative to GNU Screen. In other words, it means that you can start a Tmux session and then open multiple windows ( virtual terminals ) inside that session. Each window occupies the entire screen and can be splitted into rectangular panes (pseudo terminals).

KDE Plasma 5.13 Desktop Reaches End of Life, KDE Plasma 5.14 Arrives October 9

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 21:27
The KDE Plasma 5.13 desktop environment has reached end of life with the last maintenance update, KDE Plasma 5.13.5, released last week for all existing users.

Nano-ITX dev kit shows off Samsung Exynos 8895

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 19:32
Howchip has launched a sandwich-style, Nano-ITX form factor “ExSOM-8895 DVK” that runs Android 7.0 and Linux 4.4.13 on Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 8895 SoC with 4GB DDR4, dual UFS 2.1 storage interfaces, and MIPI-DSI and -CSI. A Chinese firm called Howchip, owned by Unibest, has launched an Android Nougat Development Platform. The ExSOM-8895 DVK showcases Samsung’s [[he]#8230[/he]]

How to Access Microsoft Exchange in Linux

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 17:38
Not everyone who uses Microsoft Exchange services wants to use Windows. For Linux users, here are some ways for you to access Microsoft Exchange in Linux.

Google's Dataset Search, Julia programming language, and more news

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 15:44
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google's new search engine, MIT's programming language Julia, AI inspired pizza recipes, and more.read more

Troubleshooting With Git - Git Series Part 3

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 13:49
From time to time, you will encounter problems while using Git. The most common of these is a merge conflict. Fortunately, git will provide solutions to many problems for you. Sometimes, though, there are certain problems that do require the assistance of more experienced people. Most of these problems that I will describe are what I have encountered personally in my line of work.

iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 11:55
Ready to make the move from iOS to Android? Here's everything you need to successfully switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel or any other Android device.

How To Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 18.04

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 10:01
Visual Studio Code is an open source cross-platform code editor developed by Microsoft. It has a built-in debugging support, embedded Git control, syntax highlighting, code completion, integrated terminal, code refactoring and snippets.

How Kubernetes' Founder is Building an Un-Distribution at Heptio

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 08:06
In a video interview, Beda explains how Heptio has developed what the company refers to as a "un-distribution" of Kubernetes, in addition to a series Joe Bedaof different open source efforts. Among the project launched by Heptio are the Contour load balancing project, Ark recovery, Sonobuoy diagnostics and Ksonnet.

Redis does a Python, crushes 'offensive' master, slave code terms

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 06:12
Campaign to rid programming of hurtful words finds a sequel in noSQL database project. The open-source Redis database, like the Python programming language, is moving away from using the technical terms "master" and "slave" in its documentation and API – to the extent that's possible without breaking things.…