A sustained clampdown on the Twitter presence of Islamic State (IS) has forced the hardline jihadist group to explore less well-known social media platforms, setting up a string of accounts on the privacy-focused Diaspora.
Ansible is an open-source automation tool developed and released by Michael DeHaan and others in 2012. DeHaan calls it a "general-purpose automation pipeline" (see Resources for a link to the article "Ansible's Architecture: Beyond Configuration Management"). more>> […]
There are lots of cool ideas on the Internet that never really make it out of the "startup" phase. IndieBox has been around only for a few months, but I really, really hope it catches on. Here's the idea: Every month, you get a Linux/Mac/Windows-compatible Indie game in the mail. more>> […]
We're all familiar with the idea of virtualized computers. Not only are they a great way to better utilize resources in a server room, but they also allow you to create and destroy servers in the blink of an eye. That's perfect for a lab or training environment. Unfortunately, it's always taken a rack of actual hardware to create a training la […]
Every year, heck...every month, Linux is adopted by more companies and organizations as an important if not primary component of their enterprise platform. And the more serious the hardware platform, the more likely it is to be running Linux. 60% of servers, 70% of Web servers and 95% of all supercomputers are Linux-based! more>> […]
For avid readers who can't find the time to visit their local library or struggle to carry giant tomes of awesomeness around with them, eBooks have become a convenient way to consume books. Whether it's on a Kindle, a Nook or in an app on your phone, eBooks are the ultimate in portability. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to find the book yo […]
Everyone has wasted an afternoon on YouTube clicking through videos of talking cats, screaming goats and bad-lip-reading renditions of popular movies. Heck, there are plenty of YouTube videos of me doing odd and silly things as well. (Does anyone remember 'Buntu Family Theater?) For important family videos, however, I much prefer to control my own data. […]
A friend who works in one of the big banks recently told me that any new-fangled approach to identity and payments is going to have a hard time getting traction while credit cards continue to work as well as they do. "Using credit cards is too easy, too normal, too entrenched in Business As Usual", he said. They used to say the same thing about Win […]
As I write this, NASA has just passed another milestone in releasing its work to the Open Source community. A press release came out announcing the release on April 10, 2014, of a new catalog of NASA software that is available as open source. This new catalog includes both older software that was previously available, along with new software being released f […]
I recently installed CentOS Linux version 7 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7. How can I restart networking service using command line options? How can I start / stop and restart networking service on a CentOS/RHEL 7 based system?Read answer to: "CentOS / RHEL 7 Restart / Stop / Start Networking Command"
How can I analyze line rate taking log file as input on a Linux system? How do I find the IP flooding my Apache/Nginx/Lighttpd web-server on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux?Read answer to: "Linux / Unix logtop: Realtime Log Line Rate Analyser"
How do I install the extra repositories such as Fedora EPEL repo on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server version 7.x or CentOS Linux server version 7.x?Read answer to: "Install EPEL Repo on a CentOS and RHEL 7.x"
I have created/launched Amazon Machine Image (AMI) instance powered by a CentOS/RHEL/Red Hat Enterprise Linux. How can I connect to my instance using OpenSSH Linux/Unix/OSX ssh client?Read answer to: "Connect To Amazon AWS EC2 Instance From a CentOS / RHEL Using SSH Client"
How do I install gnu gcc compiler and related tools such as autoconf, automake, flex, c++ compiler, and bison on a CentOS 7 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 server?Read answer to: "CentOS / RHEL 7: Install GCC (C and C++ Compiler) and Development Tools"
I'm installing FreeBSD 10 Xorg and xfce4 desktop. But, getting the following error: (EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0) How do I fix this problem on FreeBSD 10 amd64 based system?Read answer to: "FreeBSD: (EE) Failed to load module “fbdev” (module does not exist, 0) Error and Solution"
I am a new Ubuntu Linux and bash shell user. I also know how to redirect output from display/screen to a file using the following syntax: cmd > file ls > file However, some time errors are displayed on screen. How do I store and redirect output from the computer screen to a file on a Linux or Unix-like systems?Read answer to: "Linux Redirect Error […]
I know keeping a FreeBSD server up to date is a very important. How can I apply binary system patches and updates to a new installation of FreeBSD 10 server?Read answer to: "FreeBSD 10: Apply Binary Updates To Keep Base System Up To Date"
I am new Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 user/sysadmin/developer. This version made the big number change for RHEL 7/CentOS 7. How can I install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP) stack on a RHEL version 7 or CentOS Linux version 7 using CLI or over ssh based session?Read answer to: "CentOS and RHEL 7: Install Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP (LAMP) Stack […]
I want to use Pandora online radio on a Fedora Linux desktop. How can I install Adobe Flash Player Plugin version 11.2 with yum command on a Fedora Linux 64 bit desktop or 32 bit version 20 laptop system?Read answer to: "Fedora Linux 19/20 Install Adobe Flash Player"