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August 27, 2014
In today's open source roundup: Distrohopping may be losing popularity among Linux users. Plus: A Linux user switches to Mac then comes back, and journalist laments the headaches of recompiling the Linux kernel.
A top US intelligence agency has built its own secret "Google-like" search engine for about two dozen government agencies to search information through more than 850 billion communications records, including phone calls, emails and internet chats, a media report has said.
In this slide show, eWEEK looks back on some of the highlights of the LinuxCon North America 2014 event.
August 26, 2014
We have big operating systems created for the desktop era and we have Google Chrome, an OS made for the cloud era, but what we lack is something in the middle that takes into account the way people work today across both environments.
In today's Android roundup: An unknown Android app took down the NWS site yesterday. Plus: Android's march to mobile dominance rolls on, and how can smartphones get better?
We're really talking about production-level features for installation," Tim Yeaton, senior vice president of infrastructure at Red Hat, told eWEEK.One of the big new additions is based on an initiative that Red Hat developers had originally called Project Stay Puft . The Stay Puft effort provides additional installation and deployment components, leveraging the Foreman project.
I don’t mean system stability, that is a given with Linux, but developer stability. Can I depend on this distro to be around in two years…in five years? How is the project funded? Does this innovative project have a large development community that can step in should the lead developer become ill or takes a lengthy sabbatical?
Neowin reports that internal builds of the operating system currently sport a one-click upgrade feature to update from one build to the next. While there's no guarantee that such a feature will necessarily ship, it would be consistent with Microsoft's move to more rapid releases and continuous improvement rather than infrequent major updates.
A virtual private network (VPN) tunnel is used to securely interconnect two physically separate networks through a tunnel over the Internet. Tunneling is needed when the separate networks are private LAN subnets with globally non-routable private IP addresses, which cannot be interconnected using traditional routing over the Internet. For example, VPN tunnels are often deployed […]Continue reading...The post How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install and configure tinc VPN on Linux How to create multiple VPN tunnels between two hosts using tinc VPN How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to set up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller
TiVo introduced a Linux-based DVR for “cordcutters” who want to eliminate cable fees by obtaining their TV content from Internet streams and OTA broadcasts. The TiVo “Roamio OTA” DVR assumes a place alongside Really Simple Software’s “Simple.TV” OTA box, which was funded on Kickstarter two years ago and stepped up to a second generation design last fall.
This document describes how to install and configure Wordpress on Ubuntu 14.04. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. This tutorial explains the process of installing Wordpress on Ubuntu 14.04 in the form of a simple-to-follow guide.
Having a consistent and capable editor available on any system is important, especially important for people who move from machine to machine for whatever reason. People who administer UNIX systems or who help others with their operating system (like many Linux User Group members) need to edit files quickly. The family of editors known as vi (including nvi, aka. vi on BSD) is very useful for this. Some of the reasons for its success are the use of classic UNIX philosophy, regular expressions, keyboard use (no mouse required) and plugins. The learning curve is a bit steep for beginners. Because text editors are written for use in terminals they can be used even across platforms with the help of fink (brew and others) on Mac OSX and cygwin on Windows. Text editors are clearly not WYSIWYG word processors.
One of the biggest backers of Docker containers is Google, which is also part of the new VMware/Docker partnership effort. Craig McLuckie, product manager at Google, said during a press conference that the new partnership will enable a way to bring the container style of application management to the world. Google sees VMs and Docker as being very complementary, he added."The virtual machine offering provides a very strong way to provision and manage basic infrastructure," McLuckie said, "while containers exist in the application space and provide a very nice way to package and deploy applications." -
Guy Claims Patent On Photographing People In Races And Then Selling Them Their Photos; Sues Photography Company
The folks over at EFF have yet another story of patents gone wrong. This time it's from a guy named Peter Wolf, who owns a company called Photocrazy, that takes photos of sporting events like running and bike races, and then offers to sell people their photos by matching up their bib numbers. This kind of thing has been around forever, but because Peter Wolf paid a lawyer and said some magic words, he got some patents https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140822/07085528291/guy-claims-patent-photographing-people-races-then-selling-them-their-photos-sues-photography-company.shtml
LinuxCon 2014 Matthew Miller is a little concerned. As the new project leader for the Fedora Linux distribution, he thinks Fedora 20 is great and Fedora 21, when it ships, will be the best release ever. But he worries that to everyone else, Fedora – and Linux distros in general – are getting a little, well … boring.…
Once you have your application server up and running, you are going to need a good email server to deliver your emails. I have been using postfix for all my servers and below is the configuration I generally use
VMware has been one of the top contributors to the open-source OpenStack cloud platform over the last several years, and now the company is taking the next logical step by announcing its own OpenStack distribution. The new VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) offering is being formally announced at the VMworld conference today, providing a new option in the increasingly competitive space for OpenStack products and services.
With the success of Chromebooks, it’s only a matter of time before the OEMs start pushing well designed laptops and desktops with customized versions of Linux installed. It’s bound to happen. Computer makers pay a fortune to Microsoft every year for the privilege of installing Windows. But Windows’ luster as a brand has faded, making this is no longer money well spent.