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How to create and edit files on a Linux VPS

Fri, 2016-08-12 04:30
Creating or editing files is one of the most common tasks that system admins perform every day. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to create and edit files on a Linux VPS.

Inside How Microsoft Views Open Source

Fri, 2016-08-12 03:33
Editor's Note: This article is paid for by Microsoft as a Diamond-level sponsor of LinuxCon North America, to be held Aug. 22-24, 2016, and was written by Linux.com.

Automating pre-press layouts with Linux commands

Fri, 2016-08-12 02:36
Armed with a few simple open source commands, you can drastically reduce the effort involved in prepping your work for print.Going to print is an exciting time for any designer. Your hard work finally gets rendered into an attractive-looking PDF, you send it away to the great big print shop, and eventually you go to the magazine store or bookshop and find the results of your hard work on display for all to see.read more

The U.S. government now has an open source policy—but it doesn't go far enough

Fri, 2016-08-12 01:39
The U.S. government's new Federal Source Code policy is a step in the right direction, but it would be better if "it mandated all agency source code be released under a free software license to the public in a given window of time."

News: Linux Top 3: Apricity, Tails 2.5 and Guix

Fri, 2016-08-12 00:41
First stable release of Apricity debuts

MLED 14.2 has been released

Thu, 2016-08-11 23:44
One month after the release of Slackware 14.2, MLED 14.2 is now available.

Secure Boot snafu: Microsoft leaks backdoor key, firmware flung wide open

Thu, 2016-08-11 22:47
Microsoft has inadvertently demonstrated the intrinsic security problem of including a universal backdoor in its software after it accidentally leaked its so-called "golden key"—which allows users to unlock any device that's supposedly protected by Secure Boot, such as phones and tablets.The key basically allows anyone to bypass the provisions Microsoft has put in place ostensibly to prevent malicious versions of Windows from being installed, on any device running Windows 8.1 and upwards with Secure Boot enabled.

4 alternatives to Ghost for disk cloning

Thu, 2016-08-11 21:50
System administration professionals and home users alike share a need for the ability to be able to quickly and reliably make one-to-one copies of entire disks, both for the purposes of backup and recovery, as well as the process of easing deployments and complete refresh repairs and upgrades of existing systems.read more

How FOSS Influences All Aspects of Our Culture

Thu, 2016-08-11 20:41
UNC's professor Paul Jones explains that the concept of "free and open source" was a part of our culture long before there were computers, or even electronic technology, and that it's actually a rich part of our heritage. As for FOSS, he makes the case that it's now an ingrained part of the digital infrastructure.

Professional media production with Linux and free, open source software

Thu, 2016-08-11 19:33
Is it possible to produce professional media on Linux using free, open source software? We at Dototot believe so. We run Linux exclusively (Mint is our preferred flavor) and use free, open source software when viable.

Linux Kernel 4.4.17 LTS Has Updated Drivers, eCryptfs, x86 and EXT4 Improvements

Thu, 2016-08-11 18:24
Immediately after announcing the availability of Linux kernel 4.6.6 for GNU/Linux distributions, Greg Kroah-Hartman also informs us about the release of Linux kernel 4.4.17 LTS.

FreeBSD devs ponder changes to security processes

Thu, 2016-08-11 17:15
Flaws were being discussed public, but not officially revealed to usersThe developers of FreeBSD have announced they'll change the way they go about their business , after users queried why known vulnerabilities weren't being communicated to users.…

6 ways to take care of your digital appearance

Thu, 2016-08-11 16:07
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: In open organizations, leaders can emerge from anywhere.read more

All about printf

Thu, 2016-08-11 14:58
In my last article, "Fancy Tricks for Changing Numberic Base", I explored the surprising ability of the Linux shell to convertnumeric bases on the fly, including this sweet little snippet that convertsFF hexadecimal into decimal notation:[code]$ echo $(( 0xFF ))255[/code]

Anatine (Pristine Twitter App) – Mobile web version of Twitter App for Linux Desktop

Thu, 2016-08-11 13:50
Anatine is a Brand New Free, open-source Desktop Twitter App for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Anatine describes as a pristine Twitter app, which build with Electron framework and emulating mobile Twitter website on your desktop.

KDE Announces the First Public Release of Their Kirigami UI Framework for Mobile

Thu, 2016-08-11 12:30
KDE's Thomas Pfeiffer has had the great honor of announcing the availability of the first public release of the Kirigami UI (User Interface) framework for building mobile and convergent applications.