Friday, November 16 2012 @ 06:01 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Netflix on Ubuntu linux works! And it works great too! A winner has been found! Back in March of this year I Heart Ubuntu put out a call to get Netflix on Ubuntu working. Somehow. Legally. Without the need to install a virtual OS and have to boot into it. Something as native as possible.
Wednesday, November 07 2012 @ 12:29 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Nov 6, 2012--Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the launch of a limited access beta for its new Steam for Linux client.
The Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 3.6.3
Friday, November 02 2012 @ 06:16 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Berlin, November 1, 2012 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 3.6.3, for Windows, MacOS and Linux. This new release is another step forward in the process of improving the overall quality and stability for any kind of deployment, on personal desktops or inside organizations and companies of any size.
LibreOffice has quickly become the de facto standard for migrations to free office suites, thanks to the growing feature set and the improved interoperability with proprietary software. Instrumental for the overall progress is the growing developer base, which has just reached the number of 550 since the launch of the project, making LibreOffice one of the fastest growing free software projects of the decade.
Valve: Linux More Viable Than Windows 8 for Gaming
Tuesday, October 30 2012 @ 12:27 CST Contributed by: Linegod
In a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Summit currently going on in Denmark, Drew Bliss from Valve said that Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is moving away from an open platform model.
Sunday, October 21 2012 @ 08:54 CST Contributed by: Linegod
This document is a collection of Unix/Linux/BSD commands and tasks which are useful for IT work or for advanced users. This is a practical guide with concise explanations, however the reader is supposed to know what s/he is doing.
Sunday, October 14 2012 @ 10:28 CST Contributed by: Linegod
There’s a new GNU/Linux distro designed to help you in every aspect of your mobile forensics, mobile malware analysis, reverse engineering and security testing. It’s called Santoku Linux. Santoku is a general purpose kitchen knife which originated from Japan, meaning “three virtues” or “three uses”. This distribution is not from Japan, but the name was suggested by Thomas Cannon of viaForensics (who happens to be the project leader of Santoku Linux) because the distribution was crafted specifically for Mobile Forensics, Mobile Malware Analysis, and Mobile Security Testing.
Bash One-Liners Explained, Part IV: Working with history
Saturday, October 13 2012 @ 06:49 CST Contributed by: Linegod
This is the fourth part of the Bash One-Liners Explained article series. In this part I'll teach you how to work with bash history. I'll use only the best bash practices, various bash idioms and tricks. I want to illustrate how to get various tasks done with just bash built-in commands and bash programming language constructs.
I'll break this part into several sub-parts as it's very tiring to write long articles, and I'd rather publish many short articles and make quick progress.
Open source equals software freedom, not free software
Monday, October 08 2012 @ 07:32 CST Contributed by: Linegod
Vivek Ranadive, CEO of Tibco, is one of the industry's big thinkers, complete with a profile in Esquire. So why would a smart guy like him dismiss open source as "fool's gold"? And why do some software vendors believe they can justify "FRAND terms" on software standards and permit patented capabilities to be inserted into software standards?
Friday, September 28 2012 @ 06:42 CST Contributed by: Linegod
We’re a performance company, and performance and scalability go hand in hand. Better scalability results in more consistent performance and at LogNormal, we like pushing our hardware as far as it will go.
Today’s post is about some of the infrastructure we use and how we tune it to handle a large number of requests.
We have separate components of our software stack to handle different tasks. In this post I’ll only cover the parts that make up our beacon collection component and how we tune it. Only a few of the tuning points are specific to this component.
Managing Multiple MySQL Servers From One phpMyAdmin Installation (Using SSL Encryption)
Friday, September 21 2012 @ 06:03 CST Contributed by: Linegod
This tutorial explains how you can manage multiple MySQL servers from one phpMyAdmin installation. For security reasons, communication between phpMyAdmin and any remote MySQL server is using SSL encryption (this is not necessary for a local MySQL server since communication between phpMyAdmin and MySQL is not leaving the server). phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL.