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Linux ldd Command Explained with Examples

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 08:50
If your work involves deep knowledge of executables and shared libraries in Linux, there are several command line tools that you should be aware of. One of those is ldd, which you can use to access shared object dependencies. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of this utility using some easy to understand examples.

What’s New in Linux Lite 3.8

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 07:30
Linux Lite 3.8 has been released by Linux Lite developer Jerry Bezencon, It’s the final release of Linux Lite 3.x series. This release brings various package updates and improvements, include implementation of the TLP power management tool for laptops in the Lite Tweaks utility, better support for the LibreOffice office suite, a new font viewer and installer, and regional support for DVDs.

Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 05:27
The confidential source code to Apple's iBoot firmware in iPhones, iPads and other iOS devices has leaked into a public GitHub repo.

Beware the looming Google Chrome HTTPS certificate apocalypse!

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 03:10
Tens of thousands of websites are going to find themselves labeled as unsafe unless they switch out their HTTPS certificate in the next two months.

John Perry Barlow, Memorial Fund Grants and Fellowship in Memory of Bassel Khartabil, cpu_features and More

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:53
RIP John Perry Barlow, EFF Founder, Internet Pioneer, 1947 – 2018.Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the EFF, wrote yesterday: "Itis no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all know andlove today exist and thrive because of Barlow's vision and leadership.He always s

8 IT automation mistakes to avoid

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:18
CIOs share common automation pitfalls and advice on how to sidestep them. We all make mistakes, and ideally, we learn from them. But, hey, wouldn’t you rather learn from other people’s automation mistakes? That sure sounds more efficient.

Arch Anywhere is Dead – Long Live Anarchy

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 18:01
Arch Linux is one of the mainstream Linux distros of the world. To make it widely popular among the community, Arch Anywhere was launched. Now, it’s completely rebranded to Anarchy Linux. If you’ve been an Arch user or looking for having the best Arch Linux experience, Anarchy Linux is the best choice.

Review: Linspire 7.0

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 15:44
Being a fan of the original Linspire I decided to give this iteration a try. I saw some videos which praised it and I read some scathing reviews. Being as this would be my first Medium.com article I decided to do a review.

diff -u: Adding Encryption To printk()

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 11:54
When is security not security? When it guards against the wrong people oragainst things that never happen. A useless security measure is just anotherbatch of code that might contain an exploitable bug. So the Linux developersalways want to make sure a security patch is genuinely useful before pullingit in.

Learn how to delegate with presidential charisma

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 09:37
I traveled a lot this past fall. That meant long plane rides, during which I had a chance to read a book that's been on my list for years: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. I've always been interested to learn more about Abraham Lincoln, but I wasn't expecting to get so many valuable and relevant lessons in open leadership from a closer examination of how Lincoln worked with his team of direct reports (his cabinet).read more

KDE Slimbook II Plasma-Based Linux Ultrabook Laptop Is Cheaper, More Powerful

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 07:19
As of today, there's a new KDE Slimbook Linux-powered, Plasma-based Ultrabook laptop available for sale and it comes with some impressive hardware specifications and a smaller price tag.

Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 05:02
Unable to convince Oracle to allow the use of its trademarked term "Java" to refer to the open source version of Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE), the Eclipse Foundation is asking those who care about such things to vote on proposed names for the software project.

How writing can change your career for the better, even if you dont identify as a writer

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 02:45
Have you read Marie Kondo[he]#039[/he]s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up? Or did you, like me, buy it and read a little bit and then add it to the pile of clutter next to your bed?Early in the book, Kondo talks about keeping possessions that "spark joy." In this article, I[he]#039[/he]ll examine ways writing about what we and other people are doing in the open source world can "spark joy," or at least how writing can improve your career in unexpected ways.

Tough, Atom-based box PC supports EtherCAT

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 00:28
Taicenn’s Linux-ready “TBOX-4000” industrial box PC provides an Atom D2550, dual GbE ports with EtherCAT support, mSATA, optional wireless, and shock, vibration, and extended temperature resistance. Shenzhen based Taicenn Technology has launched a rugged industrial computer that runs Linux or Windows on an old school Intel Atom D2550 “Cedar Trail” processor with dual 1.86GHz cores, 640MHz Intel graphics, and a separate Intel NM10 controller chipset.

Introducing Zero-K, a Real-Time Strategy Game for Linux

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 22:10
Zero-K is a game where teams of robots fight for metal, energy anddominance. They use any strategy, tacticor gimmick known to machine. Zero-K is a game for players by players, andit runs natively on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows.

Why an involved user community makes for better software

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 19:53
Imagine releasing a major new infrastructure service based on open source software only to discover that the product you deployed had evolved so quickly that the documentation for the version you released is no longer available. At Bloomberg, we experienced this problem firsthand in our deployment of OpenStack. In late 2016, we spent six months testing and rolling out Liberty on our OpenStack environment. By that time, Liberty was about a year old, or two versions behind the latest build.read more

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Daily Builds Now Use Xorg by Default Instead of Wayland

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 17:59
Canonical announced today that it switched the daily build ISOs of its upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS operating system to use the older X.Org Server display server by default instead of the more secure and modern Wayland.

An Open Letter to Justice Srikrishna About Data Privacy and Aadhaar

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 16:04
This open letter, penned by Mozilla executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker, appears as a full-page advertisement in the February 9 edition of The Hindustan Times. It is co-signed by 1,447 Mozilla India community members.

Subtree Debuts Dotmesh and Dothub for Cloud Native Data Management

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 14:10
Container and cloud-native data management startup Subtree emerged from stealth on Feb. 7, alongside a $10 million seed round of investment and two initial products that bring data control to Docker and Kubernetes container environments.