Computers

Dr Hjkl on the Command Line

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 23:52
The first time I used vi was in a college programming course. It was the default editor on the computer lab's UNIX systems we used to compile our assignments. I remember when our professor first introduced vi and explained that you used the hjkl keys to move your cursor around instead of the arrow keys.
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Google Reveals the Problem With Password Security Questions

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 22:55
Using one guess, an attacker has a 19.7 percent chance of guessing an English speaking user loves pizza, according to Google's findings, which looked at hundreds of millions of questions and answers for account recovery claims.
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Canonical's Orange Match Box Brings Snappy Ubuntu Core to Raspberry Pi 2

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:58
On May 20, Canonical had the pleasure of showcasing its latest products at the OpenStack Summit event that takes place these days between May 18-22, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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How to mount an LVM partition on Linux

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:01
LVM is a logical volume management tool which allows you to manage disk space using the notion of logical volumes and volume groups. The biggest benefit of using LVM over classic partitions is the flexibility in allocating storage for users and applications without being constrained by the size of individual physical disks.
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How I Got Here: Marcus Ranum

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 20:04
Dennis Fisher talks with security pioneer Marcus Ranum about writing an early Internet firewall at DEC, the security gold-rush era of the 1990s and early 2000s, why he never patented most of the ideas he has come up with and how he found peace of mind.
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NSA Planned to Hijack Google App Store

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 19:07
The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals.
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Lemon Pi, a powerful Raspberry Pi Clone

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 18:09
Chinese EMBEDSTUDIO tries to raise money for their Lemon Pi single board computer project through a crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo.
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How open source disrupted the CMS market

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 17:12
Open source is increasingly changing the software industry. We can see open source products gaining market share in almost every category today, and this development is continuing at a fast pace.read more
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How to install Ajenti a free Webserver control panel on Debian

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:15
How to install Ajenti a free Webserver control panel on Debian
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Measuring performance the open source way

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:18
Jim Whitehurst recently wrote about the performance management approach we use at Red Hat for the Harvard Business Review. In his article, Whitehurst details one aspect of the performance management process that differentiates Red Hat from other companies—its flexibility.read more
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News: Linux Top 3: Foresight, Rocks 6.2, Parsix 7.5

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 14:21
Goodby Foresight hello Rocks 6.2
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How Design Philosophy Influences GNOME and KDE

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 13:23
Linux desktop users have two main sets of utilities: KDE's and GNOME's. The GNOME utilities are found in GNOME, MATE, Cinnamon and Unity. Neither KDE nor GNOME has any objective advantage over the other, but the user experiences are so different that they could almost be two different operating systems.
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Ubuntu 15.10 will be released in October

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 12:26
In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu 15.10 will be released on October 22. Plus: Chrome for Android is now mostly open source. And infighting may be hurting the Linux community.
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Rig a smarthome and more hacks with TouchBoard

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 11:29
There was a time when a reporter was called a hack. This term referred to their ability to hack away on a typewriter to create a story on a short deadline. Somewhere in the 1950’s MIT’s Railroad Club adopted the term when they saw a cool use of technology. Railroads help to build the world and spread commerce across the globe. This was a proud term, a name for an action that you could be pleased to have been associated with. Then, somewhere that hack name because used for criminal internet activity.read more
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Dell Launches Cheap Ubuntu-Powered Inspiron 15 3000 Series

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 10:32
Dell is one of the most important providers of Ubuntu-powered hardware, and the company has just released a new laptop called Inspiron 15 3000 Series Laptop Ubuntu Edition.
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Open source is about more than cost savings

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 09:35
I recently stumbled upon this piece discussing the cost of cloud, and it made me realize that people still seem to mistakenly believe that open source is just about cost savings. Often times, when asked to explain the reasons for going open source, rarely is cost at the top of the list—it’s perceived as a more long-term benefit, ultimately, but certainly not expected in the initial ramp up of open source projects. A good reference for this is this SDTimes article.read more
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How to use FFMpeg to do simple audio conversion

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 08:38
Here's a simple FFmpeg how to that will cover just a portion of the framework's abilities. We will see how you can use the terminal to perform simple conversions of various audio file types including all popular and widely available formats. Using FFmpeg right from the terminal makes it better for performance compared to downloading and installing a GUI tool for FFmpeg, and can also offer more precise settings for the advanced users.
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Red Hat brings Gluster to OpenStack shared file service

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:40
Red Hat Gluster Storage with OpenStack Manila technology preview gives enterprises software-defined file storage for OpenStack clouds.
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Rate these 53 sub-$200 hacker SBCs, win one of 20

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 06:43
Rate your favorite hacker SBCs, and you might win one of 20 SBCs including the BeagleBone Black, Creator CI20, DragonBoard 410c, and Edison Kit for Arduino. A year ago, LinuxGizmos and Linux.com collaborated on a joint survey, asking our readers to choose their favorite community-backed, open-spec hacker SBCs from a list of 32 that run […]
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Tech companies ask Senate to pass NSA reform bill

LXer - Thu, 2015-05-21 05:46
Reform Government Surveillance, an organization that represents large technology companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft, on Tuesday pressed the U.S. Senate not to delay reform of National Security Agency surveillance by extending expiring provisions of the Patriot Act.
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