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October 27, 2014

Most folks probably think GE, the appliance and industrial giant would have a conservative approach to IT, but the fact is its IT policy is quite progressive and GE has announced plans to close 90 percent of its data centers eventually and move this all to the public cloud.
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The Fedora 21 Beta release, originally slated for 28 October, has slipped by one week. It is now targeted for the first week of November.
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Project to port Firefox OS to Raspberry Pi is under wayThe Mozilla Foundation staged a Mozilla Festival in the UK over the weekend, and one of the projects developers delivered was a port of Firefox OS working to the Raspberry Pi.…
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You do not have to be a criminal or work for the CIA to use encryption. You simply don't want anybody to spy on your financial data, family pictures, unpublished manuscripts, or secret notes where you have jotted down startup ideas which you think can make you super rich. I have heard people telling me […]Continue reading...The post How to encrypt files and directories with eCryptFS on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to password protect a folder or directory on Linux How to PGP encrypt, decrypt or digitally sign files via GnuPG GUI How to create an encrypted disk partition on Linux How to set up a secure FTP service with vsftpd on Linux How to create a cloud-based encrypted file system on Linux
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Before I started volunteering with Code for America as Chicago’s Brigade Captain, I worked in a field office for the Illinois Department of Employment Security. I was hired at the start of the recession to help the state deal with the massive number of people who had been laid off in our more
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Today we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Black Lab Linux 6. Black Lab Linux 6 is the fruit of over a year of labor and brings about many exciting new features and some big changes to the Black Lab Linux platform. In Black Lab Linux 6 we focused on a few core improvements. Usability, by changing to a UI that has strong features, accessibility, and speed. We also have improved driver support and multimedia features that set Black Lab Linux apart from the rest.
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OpenSUSE has rolled up its Factory and Tumbleweed into a single project that will carry the name Tumbleweed from November 4. The devs had created a measure of confusion among users by elevating Factory – once an indicator of the current unstable code-cut – to the same rolling-release status as Tumbleweed.
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I am rewriting the Linux Newbie Desktop Guide at and I thought I would start with a sales pitch for Linux as a common question asked is "Why Linux, what makes it so good?".
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[url=][img][/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 26-Oct-2014[/b]In the Roundup this week we have Linus confessing, Mozilla looking for a new logo, Ubuntu turns ten, Berlin is going back to Microsoft Office and should Debian be forked because of systemd? Enjoy!
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Dead Island is a survival horror action game released in 2011, centered around a zombie-infested island, with support for single-player, multi-player and co-op.
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Game designer for Borderlands, The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us builds the droid we’ve been looking for
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There are a number of different ways of mounting an ISO image under Linux. The venerable mount command offers an easy solution. But if you need tools that offer more functionality for working with disk images, try some of the following excellent open source tools.
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October 26, 2014

I have a dual-boot setup. On one partition I have Debian 7. I spend most of my time here, this is my main Linux desktop. On a different partition I have Ubuntu 14.04. I used to boot into Ubuntu occasionally for playing games or for testing my software on a newer compiler tool chain. Not anymore! My new setup allows me to run programs on Ubuntu partition directly from Debian, without the need to boot back and forth between the two distros.
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Out of the box, enterprise Linux distributions such as CentOS or RHEL come with a powerful firewall built-in, and their default firewall rules are pretty restrictive. Thus if you install any custom services (e.g., web server, NFS, Samba), chances are their traffic will be blocked by the firewall rules.
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In this article we will show you how to install gpEasy CMS on a Ubuntu 14.04 VPS using Nginx web-server and PHP5-FPM. gpEasy is a simple and powerful CMS. It was designed to be an easy to use, but lightweight and fully functional content management system (CMS). gpEasy CMS doesn’t require you to setup any databases and allows you to edit your website on the fly since it’s flat-file based.
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October 25, 2014

Demographics. That's it. Just demographics. Copy and Paste. You don't even need to transmit them even though that would be okay. Mandate that every application generate an XML page with name, DOB, address, phone that can be copied and pasted and interpreted correctly into every other medical application. Just works, nearly every time.
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As mobile data started to become cheaper and faster, users began to acquaint themselves with a variety of ‘always-on’ applications. Services such as WhatsApp would not have worked in a time when mobile internet access was billed by the minute.
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The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 14.10. To celebrate the 14.10 code name 'Utopic Unicorn' and to demonstrate the easy customisability of Xubuntu, highlight colors have been turned pink for this release. You can easily revert this change by using the theme configuration application under the Settings Manager; simply turn Custom Highlight Colors 'Off' and click 'Apply'. Of course, if you wish, you can change the highlight color to something you like better than the default blue. Starting with Xubuntu 14.10, you should use pkexec instead of gksudo for running graphical applications with root access from the terminal for improved security.
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This past tuesday has been released the latest Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn"!But that's not all... This particular release signs the 10th year anniversary of my favourite OS of all time!
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If you are one of those guys who have urge to try out every new (or even beta) release of Linux distribution to satisfy your curiosity and stay up-to-date, you will need to deal with the hassle of downloading big ISO images every now and then. ISO providers typically put up .torrent file of their […]Continue reading...The post How to download an ISO image with BitTorrent fast and safely from the command line appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to PGP encrypt, decrypt or digitally sign files via GnuPG GUI How to set up Clam Antivirus, SpamAssassin and MailScanner on Ubuntu mail server How to create multiple VPN tunnels between two hosts using tinc VPN How to set up a secure SFTP server in Linux How to set up a secure Apache webserver on Ubuntu
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