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How to install MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04

Sun, 2016-08-14 04:45
MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source relational database management system (RDBMS). It is widely used for building web applications and is an important part of the LAMP open-source web application software stack. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to install MySQL on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system.

Finding unmatched braces (brackets)

Sun, 2016-08-14 02:51
Recently I was checking for unmatched braces in a big text file with nearly half a million lines (300+ MB). Was there a closing brace for every opening brace?The text file was called 'beetle' and was actually a tab-separated table with each line divided into 77 fields. What I wanted to do was find any lines in which unmatched braces appeared within fields. Here's the command I used...

Linux Foundation takes on Open vSwitch, defining 'open,' and more open source news

Sun, 2016-08-14 01:00
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Linux Foundation's support for virtual switches, what "open" really means, saving the Earth from asteroids, and more.Open source news roundup for August 7-13, 2016read more

'Chrome Remote Desktop' A Linux Remote Desktop App

Sat, 2016-08-13 23:06
Chrome Remote Desktop is a Linux remote desktop app that allows users to access any Linux computer remotely. It is developed by Google and is available for Linux systems also. It is very easy to use and let one handle computer remotely using Chromoting protocol developed by Google.

SUSE Apes Oracle, Lithuania Goes LibreOffice & More…

Sat, 2016-08-13 21:11
Also included: Fedora and RHEL working for better laptop support, one new distro release and All Things Open announces tentative schedule.

Mirantis and SUSE support multiple Linux OpenStack clouds

Sat, 2016-08-13 19:17
OpenStack runs on Linux, but it has many moving parts. SUSE and Mirantis want to be your cloud integrator.

U.S. government seeks reduced use of custom software, releases new policy to 'free the code'

Sat, 2016-08-13 17:23
With the presidential election season upon us, I'm often asked whether the U.S. government efforts to encourage use of open source software (OSS) will continue when a new administration comes into office in January.read more

Red Hat Announces the Release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.2.6

Sat, 2016-08-13 15:28
Red Hat is happy to announce the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.2.6, a maintenance update that adds many performance improvements for most of the included components.

DRM: You have the right to know what you're buying!

Sat, 2016-08-13 13:34
Today, the EFF and a coalition of organizations and individuals asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to explore fair labeling rules that would require retailers to warn you when the products you buy come locked down by DRM ("Digital Rights Management" or "Digital Restrictions Management").

Basic HTTP Authentication with Nginx

Sat, 2016-08-13 11:39
This tutorial shows how you can use basic HTTP authentication with Nginx to password-protect directories on your server or even a whole website. This is the Nginx equivalent to basic HTTP authentication on Apache with .htaccess/.htpasswd.

Braswell Pico-ITX board features HDMI, SATA, GbE, M.2

Sat, 2016-08-13 09:45
IEI’s wide temperature “Hyper-BW” Pico-ITX SBC expands upon Intel’s Braswell chips with 2x mini-HDMI, 4x USB, and 2x serial, plus SATA, M.2, and GbE. IEI’s 100 x 72mm Hyper-BW recently showed up on an IEI product page with a “preliminary” tag, and without an announcement.

Is it wrong to use Microsoft products on Linux?

Sat, 2016-08-13 07:51
Whenever I write about Microsoft's change in attitude toward Linux, I get pushback from a segment of the Linux user community. That makes me wonder if it’s really ‘okay’ to use Microsoft products on Linux. If not, why?

Top 5: Building your own Git server, careers in open source, and more

Sat, 2016-08-13 05:56
In this week's Top 5, we highlight articles on Linux containers, the Vim text editor, building a Git server, open source project marketing, and advancing your career in open source.

Ubuntu Touch Mobile OS to Be Soon Rebased on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Not Yakkety Yak

Sat, 2016-08-13 04:02
One of our readers was asking us last week if we have any news on when Ubuntu Touch will switch to a newer version of Ubuntu? The official answer came a few days ago from Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak.

Trends in corporate open source engagement

Sat, 2016-08-13 02:08
In 1998, I was part of SGI when we started moving to open source and open standards, after having been a long-time proprietary company. Since then, other companies also have moved rapidly to working with open source, and the use and adoption of open source technologies has skyrocketed over the past few years. Today company involvement in open source technologies is fairly mature and can be seen in the following trends:read more

How to Send and Receive Encrypted Data with GnuPG

Sat, 2016-08-13 00:13
The day has come where the security of your data—be it on a server, a work desktop, or your personal machine—is one of the single most important issues you can take on. Whether you’re hoping to secure company information or private email to clients, friends, and/or loved ones, you need to understand how to ensure your data cannot easily be read by the wrong people.

Three Weeks Until QtCon!

Fri, 2016-08-12 22:53
From 1 to 4 September 2016 the communities of KDE, Qt, FSFE, VideoLAN and KDAB join forces in Berlin for QtCon. The program consists of a mix of Qt trainings on day 1, unconference sessions, lightning talks and more than 150 in-depths talks on technical and community topics on days 2 to 4. Track topics range from KDE‘s Latest and Greatest, Testing and Continuous Integration and QtQuick to Free Software policies and politics, Community and Beyond code. Check out the program.

Which type of open source license do you prefer?

Fri, 2016-08-12 21:33
It's the age-old debate among open source enthusiasts—both developers and users alike: Which license to choose? For developers, the decision revolves around what kind of control they are willing to release to anyone wanting to modify the developer's code. For the user, the question is more about philosophy.read more