Linus Torvalds took to the stage in China for the first time Monday at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China in Beijing. In front of a crowd of nearly 2,000, Torvalds spoke with VMware Head of Open Source Dirk Hohndel in one of their famous “fireside chats” about what motivates and surprises him and how […]
Sometimes on a network it is beneficial to know the Operating System (OS) of a machine. Accessing a system is easier when you know the OS because you can specifically search the Internet for known security holes in the OS. Granted, security holes are usually patched quickly, but you need to know when a security […]
in this article we will be discussing diagnostic Linux network command that you should know!!
In Linux, there’s a command line tool that you can use to create/verify checksum. It’s dubbed cksum. Most vendors offer a checksum (or a checksum-like code) corresponding to the file(s) being downloaded. If the file doesn’t behave in an expected way, user’s can recompute the file’s checksum and compare it with the original checksum provided […]
Windows 10 (boo, hiss, etc) has a ‘cascade windows’ option that neatly arranges all of your visible windows into a fanned pile. It’s not a ground-breaking feature, nor is it the most useful. But it is a quick way to make your desktop look neat and organised — and that’s handy when you’re a blogger […]
The Ztorg malware hid in apps on Google’s Play Store to send premium-rate SMS texts and delete incoming SMS messages on Android devices.
Sometimes, while working on the command line, you arrive at a point where there’s too much text on the terminal screen, and none of that is relevant to you. So, in order to avoid distraction, you’d want to clear the terminal screen. Those new to the Linux command line may not know that there exists […]
If you’re sick of Skype for Linux’s lack of progress, or rankled by the imminent retirement of the older (but superior) Qt Skype client, there’s a GNU alternative in town called Ring. GNU Ring is a cross-platform, privacy-minded communication app that is fast gaining a following in FOSS and security-conscious circles. Like an open-source alternative to Skype […]
“Paid Apps Gone Free” (PAGF), is a new section on Ubuntu Vibes where we will post a list of paid Android apps that have gone free for a limited time. To know more about PAGFs, read our… [This is a content summary only. Click on the title link to see full content. First published on […]
The SparkyLinux distribution is a Debian-based project which typically tracks Debian’s Testing branch to provide a lightweight, friendly desktop operating system. Following the release of Debian 9, the SparkyLinux team has announced the launch of SparkyLinux 4.6 which is built using software from Debian’s Stable branch. “There are….
Red Hat and community developers took their own sweet time, but the next version of Fedora is finally on the runway and ready to fly.
Open-source office suite LibreOffice is inching closer to providing automatic updates in-app. Daily builds of LibreOffice for Linux with a new automatic updater built-in are available for testing, LibreOffice developer Markus Mohrhard announced today. Better still, the updater uses delta updates. This means only the bits of the app that have changed are downloads rather than re-downloading […]
Canonical today announced that it released a new kernel security update for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system series to patch the infamous Stack Clash vulnerability discovered recently by Qualys Research Labs.
Attackers can locally exploit the privilege escalation vulnerability to gain root access over Linux, Solaris and BSD machines. This is bad news for Unix-based servers, and even more so for multi-tenant environments.
?We all encounter many times the boot related problems and most of them are simply related to GRUB. Many people find it way too hard sometimes to enter long commands or search forums to find the way they can solve it. Today I am going to tell you how to use a simple, small software […]