Today is the Day Against DRM, organized by the Free Software Foundation through their Defective by Design campaign against digital rights management (DRM), which they refer to instead with the more accurate moniker “digital restrictions management.”
“People have been complaining about gEdit 3.12, which recently moved into Debian’s “testing” repository. Specifically, they’re complaining about the GUI. Many have lamented the old-style icon menu, which was removed, as is similarly being done to Totem (Videos), Nautilus (Files), and Disk Utility (Disks), among others. Personally, as a programmer, I honestly never used the […]
CloudLinux is introducting KernelCare, a new service for installing security updates on open source Linux kernels for virtual or physical servers without rebooting.
Short and easy method to return Firefox to its previous look and feel, with a side order of Linux and free software proselytizing. Some discussion of Debian’s renaming policy as well.
When it comes to managing infrastructure deployments of a certain size, even a ninja sysadmin can't do it all without some help. In fact, one might argue that knowing when and how to use IT automation tools for managing infrastructure is a prerequisite to getting your admin blackbelt. Enter Puppet.
Linux distributions like Ubuntu are release based, which means when a new version rolls out, everyone rushes to upgrade. Many folks do this without a care in the world, believing that if the previous version worked great then the latest version should also be free of bugs.
When it was released in 2011, Drupal 7 was the most accessible open source content management system (CMS) available. I expect that this will be true until the release of Drupal 8. Web accessibility requires constant vigilance and will be something that will always need attention in any piece of software striving to meet the […]
OpenSSL seems to be the source of numerous problems, especially now that people have started to look a lot more closely at the source. Yet another bug has been discovered in the OpenSSL package and, to make things worse, it’s a four-year-old problem that has remained unsolved until now.
Command line wizards are forever encouraging the rest of us to learn regular expressions (regex). We’re told regex is elegant, powerful and incredibly useful.The downside is that regex can be seriously fiddly. One fly-spot out of place, and the code fails. For this reason I only use ‘non-simple’ regex when I absolutely have to. But […]
Difio is a Django based application that keeps track of packages and tells you when they change. It provides multiple change analytics so you can make an informed decision on when or what to upgrade. Difio was created as closed software, then I decided to migrate it to open source to allow for in-house deployments […]
Holding out hope of seeing Codemasters’ games rock up on Linux? The British company has said support for Linux is ‘a matter of when, not if’. The post Codemasters Say Linux Support Now ‘When, Not If’ first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
If you are on a quest to get rid of your desktop environment and do everything from the console, well good luck with that. However, if you are a bit more serious, and would like to learn to do a new thing from the terminal, what about mastering spreadsheets? Sure, LibreOffice or any office suite […]
Network operator Level 3, which has asked the FCC to protect it from “arbitrary access charges” that ISPs want in exchange for accepting Internet traffic, today claimed that six consumer broadband providers have allowed a state of “permanent congestion” by refusing to upgrade peering connections for the past year.Level 3 and Cogent, another network operator, […]
Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 14.04LTS)This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate […]
The Mozilla Foundation today is filing a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission to declare that ISPs are common carriers, but there’s a twist.The FCC doesn’t have to reclassify the Internet access ISPs offer consumers as a telecommunications service subject to common carrier regulations under Title II of the Communications Act, Mozilla says. Instead, the […]