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Perl tricks for system administrators

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-07-28 13:00

Scripting in Perl is quick and easy, and its portability makes your scripts amazingly useful.

Linux command cheat-sheet

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-28 12:59

More Evil from Microsoft

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-28 12:58
  • You will use Cortana, Microsoft says

    Surprise, surprise. If things remain as they are, Windows 10 users who upgrade to the Anniversary Update won't be able to turn off Cortana anymore using the Cortana settings.

    If you compare the start menu settings of Cortana of the current version of Windows (version 1511) with those of the Anniversary Update (version 1607) you will notice that Cortana's off switch is no longer available (thanks Ian Paul @ PC World for spotting that)

  • You can't turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update [Ed: A listening device, cannot switch it off anymore; keylogger next?]

    Microsoft made an interesting decision with Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, which is now in its final stages of development before it rolls out on August 2.

    Cortana, the personal digital assistant that replaced Windows 10’s search function and taps into Bing’s servers to answer your queries with contextual awareness, no longer has an off switch.

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How to "mask" the name of an executable?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-28 12:55

My administrator wrote a script to fix some stupid bug in firefox and he called it "firefix".

As you can imagine this is insanely annoying. Is there some way for me to "mask" the name of this script so that from my unprivileged account it is called something else entirely?

So that when I type "fire" and autocomplete I don't get "firefix" but "firefox"?

Or maybe some way to fix bash-completion would do as well.

Edit: I fixed it in a roundabout way.

First I created a script in my user directory called "firefix" that actually just runs firefox. Then I added the directory containing this script to the beginning of my path. Finally I created an alias for firefix.

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Arch Linux-Based ArchEX Distro Receives Linux Kernel 4.6.4, Latest LXDE Desktop

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-28 12:53

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has released a new build of its ArchEX computer operating system based on the latest Arch Linux technologies and open-source software.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Reached End of Life, Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-28 12:51

Today, July 28, 2016, was the last day when the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system received updates for the software available in the repositories, as well as security fixes.

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systemd and DebConf16

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-28 12:44
  • systemd backport of v230 available for Debian/jessie

    At DebConf 16 I was working on a systemd backport for Debian/jessie. Results are officially available via the Debian archive now.

    In Debian jessie we have systemd v215 (which originally dates back to 2014-07-03 upstream-wise, plus changes + fixes from pkg-systemd folks of course). Now via Debian backports you have the option to update systemd to a very recent version: v230. If you have jessie-backports enabled it’s just an `apt install systemd -t jessie-backports` away. For the upstream changes between v215 and v230 see upstream’s NEWS file for list of changes.

    (Actually the systemd backport is available since 2016-07-19 for amd64, arm64 + armhf, though for mips, mipsel, powerpc, ppc64el + s390x we had to fight against GCC ICEs when compiling on/for Debian/jessie and for i386 architecture the systemd test-suite identified broken O_TMPFILE permission handling.)

  • DebConf16 low resolution videos

    If you go to the Debian video archive, you will notice the appearance of an "lq" directory in the debconf16 subdirectory of the archive. This directory contains low-resolution re-encodings of the same videos that are available in the toplevel.

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Linux Kernel

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-28 12:44

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Group-buy site launches 40Msps BeagleBone ADC cape

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-28 12:40

The Raspberry Pi was given consideration, but Google Research chose the BeagleBone on the strength of its PRUs, which can access all 512MB of the BeagleBone’s system RAM. “This lets us dedicate the PRUs to the time-sensitive and repetitive task of reading each sample out of an external ADC, while the main CPU lets us use the data with the GNU/Linux tools we’re used to,” says Google Research.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Latest KDE Goodies, Linux Kernel 4.7 Coming Soon

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-28 12:37

Today, July 27, 2016, openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio has informed the Tumbleweed community about the latest software updates that landed recently in the main software repositories of the rolling release operating system.

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Antivirus Live CD 19.0-0.99.2 Released Based on 4MLinux 19.0 and ClamAV 0.99.2

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-28 12:35

Softpedia has been informed by GNU/Linux developer and creator of the 4MLinux project, Mr. Zbigniew Konojacki, about the immediate availability for download of the Antivirus Live CD 19.0-0.99.2 distrolette.

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LaunchKit Now FOSS

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-28 12:29
  • Google acquires LaunchKit to make life easier for Android developers
  • LaunchKit team heads to Google and open-sources its tools for helping devs launch their apps

    The team behind LaunchKit, a set of tools that helps developers launch their apps, is heading to Google and joining the Developer Product Group.

    It doesn’t look like LaunchKit’s products are moving over to Google, so the team decided to open-source its products and make them available on GitHub. LaunchKit’s hosted services will be available for the next 12 months. After that, they will be discontinued.

    LaunchKit currently offers four tools and developers will now be able to take them and run them themselves: Screenshot Builder for easily creating annotated screenshots for Apple’s and Google’s store, App Website Builder for creating responsive landing pages for new apps, Review Monitor for — well… — tracking reviews in Apple’s App Store, and Sales Reporter for keeping track of sales. The team has also written a couple of how-to guides for developers, too.

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Linux Kernel 4.6.5 and 4.4.16 released

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-28 12:09
Just after a couple of weeks,Linux Kernel 4.6.4 and 4.6.15 release was announced,here comes the next release in both series of Linux kernel 4.6 and 4.4.

Photographer sues Getty Images for selling photos she donated to public

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-28 11:12
A well-known American photographer has now sued Getty Images and other related companies—she claims they have been wrongly been selling copyright license for over 18,000 of her photos that she had already donated to the public for free, via the Library of Congress.

Stagefright Poses Serious Risks 1 Year After It First Surfaced

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-28 10:15
One year after the Stagefright Android flaw was first reported, its effects are widespread. More than 100 related flaws have emerged and millions of users remain at risk.

ArchStrike Linux Distro For Ethical Hackers: Security Of Kali + Performance Of Arch

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-28 09:47

The first ISO release of ArchStrike Linux distribution comes as a great news for ethical hackers and security researchers. If you are finding the new ArchStrike unfamiliar, let me tell you that it was previously called ArchAssault.

As the name suggests, ArchStrike Linux distro is based on the highly customizable and lightweight Arch Linux distro.

Now, the ArchStrike developers have announced that ISO images have been made available for download as the official installation medium. So, if you are willing to try out the latest ArchStrike Linux distro for hackers, you can go ahead and download ArchStrike 2016.07.21 ISOs for 64-bit and 32-bit CPUs.

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