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July 1, 2014
Most of the non-SSD hard drives allow for a noise reduction by decreasing head movement speed while accessing data. This ability is called Automatic Acoustic Management or AAM. This tutorial will show how to manipulate AAM values to reduce or increase head movement thus directly affect hard drive's noise level.
Bad news: One in ten devices suffer KeyStore flaw. Good news: It's hard to exploit. If you're one of the 10.3 per cent of Android users running version 4.3, aka Jelly Bean, your login keys are at risk of theft – thanks to a vulnerability in the operating system's KeyStore software.
June 30, 2014
The move toward a services-based approach for all IT is taking another step today with the launch of the CoreOS Managed Linux operating system as a service offering. CoreOS is an open-source Linux startup that has been developing a Docker container-based virtualization platform since August 2013. CoreOS first released a beta of its platform in May and is now announcing the first commercially supported release.
SteamOS is here, the future of gaming and Linux. You can read about it in our massive feature. Steam Machines, on the other hand, won’t be making it onto store shelves, or virtual shelves, for quite some time. The solution to this dilemma is quite simple, then: make your own Steam Machine using the same image the OEMs have at their disposal. Creating a Steam Machine yourself will also be a lot cheaper than some of the commercial offerings coming up. Until recently you would have got the best out of it with an Nvidia graphics card; however, AMD and Intel chipset support is now included.
In today's open source roundup: Xiki could be a revolutionary command shell. Plus: South Korea plans to dump Windows, and DistroWatch reviews Chakra GNU/Linux 2014.05.
Toradex’s “Viola” carrier board extends its Linux-ready Colibri COMs, and ships as a $69 open-spec SBC loaded with its Vybrid-based Colibri VF50 COM. Swiss embedded vendor Toradex has jumped on the trend of offering carrier boards for its computer-on-modules that can double as sandwich-style, open source single board computers. The Viola board is available separately for $22 ($19 at 1,000+), letting you add any of the eight available Colibri COMs, or you can buy a pre-integrated version installed with the low-cost Colibri VF50 module.
The Peppermint OS Linux platform is an effort to integrate the cloud SaaS world with the desktop in a seamless hybrid approach. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at the Peppermint Five Linux desktop.
The SME Server 9.0 Linux operating system was revealed on June 29 by the non-profit Koozali Foundation, Inc. corporation, through the announcement posted by Ian Wells on the project’s mailing list.
Chitwanix OS is a new Ubuntu-based distribution that has been crafted to fit the needs of computer users in Nepal. It comes with a customised build of Cinnamon (a desktop environment developed by Linux Mint) and it also offers various user-friendly enhancements. The developers of Chitwanix OS are cooperating with user communities in Nepal in order to translate the operating system and applications into Nepali, as well as Tharu, Newari, Gurung and Magar languages.
Whether you need to set up a blog, a portal for some specific usage, or any other website, which content management system is right for you? is a question you are going to ask yourself early on. The most well-known and widely used open source content management system (CMS) platforms are: Joomla, Wordpress, and Drupal. They are all based on PHP and MySQL and offer a wide range of options to users and developers alike.To help you choose between these three excellent open source CMS platforms, I've written a comparison based on this criteria: installation complexity, available plugin/themes, ease of use, and more.read more
A WordPress database may experience failure and corruption under various circumstances. One of common problems with it is "crashed database." When that happens, you will find the following error in WordPress error log: WordPress database error Table './my_home/wp_posts' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed for query SELECT post_date_gmt FROM wp_posts WHERE post_status […]Continue reading...The post How to repair a crashed WordPress database table appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to view a list of MySQL users and their privileges How to log in to MySQL server without password How to install Ghost blogging platform on Linux How to upgrade MySQL server on Debian or Ubuntu How to set up a lightweight web server on Raspberry Pi
The title explains what this article is about. If you save an .odt file as text, or copy/paste the contents as a text file, or run odt2txt or the unoconv utility, you lose the apparent line structure of the original, and with it the line numbering. But there is a way...
Kevin O'Brien likes to talk. Luckily for computer users everywhere, he likes to talk about free and open source software.O'Brien is tech track lead for Penguicon and former publicity director for Ohio LinuxFest, but he's perhaps best known for his fortnightly podcasts on community-run podcast network Hacker Public Radio (where he goes by handle "Ahuka"). Here, O'Brien talks. He talks about free software. He talks about software licensing. He talks about hacker conferences.read more
Linux, the most widely used open source operating system in the world, has scored a major publicity coup in the revelation that it is used on 94% of the world's top 500 supercomputers.Every operating system has technical issues and Linux has not been faultless. But some key technological milestones have been passed in recent years that have made it possible for Linux to quietly assert dominance in the fight for popularity and custom.
To prevent disaster it is important to know details about system's storage device in terms of runtime, number of read and writes or bad blocks to determine the overall hard drive's health and aging. The most helpful tool for this task is smartctl command found and made available for installation via smartmontools package. What follows are few command examples on how to determine current hard drive's state and overall health.
We've seen this many times before, how patents can hold back very useful developments. Notice how 3D printing is suddenly a big thing? It's not because of any new miraculous breakthroughs, but because some key patents finally started expiring, allowing real innovation to move forward. We saw something similar in the field of infrared grills, which were put on the... uh... back burner (sorry) until key patents expired. Derek now points us to a similar example. A guy named Nathan Broadbent went out and hacked his microwave with a Raspberry Pi after being inspired by a post on Reddit. Basically, he made his microwave into a "smart" microwave that did a variety of neat things...
StartOS 5.1 is now available. StartOS is an independent Chinese Linux distribution with the GNOME desktop tweaked to resemble Microsoft Windows XP. In the beginning it was based on Ubuntu, but starting from version 4.0 it adopted custom package management (called YPK) and system installer, though the underlying live medium is still built using Ubuntu's Casper tool.