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25 More – Sick Linux Commands « UrFix's Blog

25 More – Sick Linux Commands « UrFix's Blog | Linux A Future | Scoop.it

1) Like top, but for files

watch -d -n 2 ‘df; ls -FlAt;’

2) Download an entire website

wget –random-wait -r -p -e robots=off -U mozilla http://www.example.com

-p parameter tells wget to include all files, including images.

-e robots=off you don’t want wget to obey by the robots.txt file

-U mozilla as your browsers identity.

–random-wait to let wget chose a random number of seconds to wait, avoid get into black list.

Other Useful wget Parameters:

–limit-rate=20k limits the rate at which it downloads files.

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Fluxbuntu Home

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What is Fluxbuntu?

Fluxbuntu is a modern operating system based upon the extremely successful and powerful Linux and GNU technology base.

Why Fluxbuntu?

Although there are a plethora of options available to an individual who wishes to harness a Linux / GNU environment, we believe Fluxbuntu fills an extremely important niche. Fluxbuntu was created for the user who wishes to utilize the massively popular and versatile Ubuntu distribution base while minimizing the impact on their system's resources. To this end, we firmly believe that Fluxbuntu is the wisest choice for anyone seeking a low profile operating system -- from performance enthusiasts to people who need a lightweight operating system to breathe new life into an old computer.

We know you have exceptionally high standards for your computing environment. So does Fluxbuntu.

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WordPress Powers 1 in 6 Websites Without an Office

WordPress Powers 1 in 6 Websites Without an Office | Linux A Future | Scoop.it
Wordpress is the dark horse of the Internet, powering something like one in six websites. Its youthful founder, Matt Mullenweg, explains how he got big by giving everything away.

 

Mr. Mullenweg, on stage in the impressive surroundings of the Hofsburg Palace, explained one incredible thing about the 130-strong company: It has no office. WordPress is an entirely distributed company. It is a curious thing how few Internet companies actually look like the Internet.

“We are 30-40 years into the digital revolution, but we still think of management like running a factory. That is not how anyone works anymore. No one works really hard because their boss is in the office next door, you do it because you care about what you are doing.”

Would he recommend the open source philosophy to other start-ups?

“It is the most powerful philosophy I have ever been exposed to in my life,” he told the audience. “The more I give away, the more I get back. It is more work, it is much harder… But it [being successful] comes down to your competitive advantage. Less and less that is about your software, and more about user experience, the service, quality, the brand, marketing.”

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Dutch gov. proposes cyberattacks against... Everyone > Comments

Dutch gov. proposes cyberattacks against... Everyone > Comments | Linux A Future | Scoop.it
"Last week, the Dutch Minister of Safety and Justice asked the Parliament of the Netherlands to pass a law allowing police to obtain warrants to do the following: install malware on targets’ private computers, conduct remote searches on local and foreign computers to collect evidence, and delete data on remote computers in order to disable the accessibility of 'illegal files'. Requesting assistance from the country where the targetted computer(s) were located would be 'preferred' but possibly not required. These proposals are alarming, could have extremely problematic consequences, and may violate European human rights law." You get true net neutrality with one hand, but this idiocy with another. This reminds me a lot of how some of our busy intersections are designed; by people who bike to city hall all their lives and have no clue what it's like to drive a car across their pretty but extremely confusing and hence dangerous intersections.
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The Linux Foundation Finds A Friend In Twitter

The Linux Foundation Finds A Friend In Twitter | Linux A Future | Scoop.it

The Linux Foundation is one of the best non-profits you can support. You may use Windows or OS X for your computer, but they wouldn’t be half as good as they are if it weren’t for Linux. In short – Linux is in everything. The continued success of the Foundation rests upon more major players in the tech community joining.

TechCrunch reports that Twitter has joined the Linux Foundation. The company is known for being very friendly to the open source community while open sourcing their own software. It’s a natural fit for Twitter to join the foundation and help them spread the good news of Linux across the land.

“Linux and its ability to be heavily tweaked is fundamental to our technology infrastructure,” said Chris Aniszczyk, Manager of Open Source, Twitter. “By joining The Linux Foundation we can support an organization that is important to us and collaborate with a community that is advancing Linux as fast as we are improving Twitter.”

Twitter is supported by thousands of Linux servers. Joining the foundation gives them a leg up on the latest developments in the Linux community while simultaneously offering their expertise to other members of the community. It’s a win-win for everybody.

The formal announcement of Twitter joining the Linux Foundation will be made next week during LinuxCon. Intank and Servergy will be joining Twitter as newly minted members within the Foundation.

To top it all off, Aniszczyk will be at LinuxCon presenting a talk titled, “The Open Source Technology Behind A Tweet.” It sounds like Twitter and the Linux Foundation are already getting off to a great start. With the help of others within the Linux Foundation, Twitter may even be able to improve upon the already great open source Boostrap project.

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Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Adblock Plus: the nuclear plug-in

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Adblock Plus: the nuclear plug-in | Linux A Future | Scoop.it

Adblock Plus, the Firefox browser plug-in that erases advertisements from web pages, is a killer of a killer app - or at least it could be if it ever becomes widely popular. Right now, it sits like a coyote at the edge of the net, quietly eyeing all the businesses it would happily devour.

The plug-in, writes Noam Cohen in today's New York Times, has the potential to be an "extreme menace to the online-advertising business model. After an installation that takes but a minute or two, Adblock usually makes all commercial communication disappear. No flashing whack-a-mole banners. No Google ads based on the search terms you have entered. From that perspective, the program is an unwelcome arrival after years of worry that there might never be an online advertising business model to support the expense of creating entertainment programming or journalism, or sophisticated search engines, for that matter."

Some 2.5 million people currently use the open-source plug-in, estimates its inventor, Wladimir Palant, and the program is being freshly downloaded 300,000 to 400,000 times a month. The number of users is not yet high enough to spur a counterattack by the big guns in web advertising. "For now," writes Cohen, they "have decided to ignore the phenomenon." Google, which has by far the most to lose, refused Cohen's request for comment. The company is in a particularly dicey position. The broad adoption of ad-blocking software could devastate its business, yet an outright attempt to block the use of such programs would run counter to its often-expressed commitment to give users what they want. If web users decide they don't want to see ads, Google would face an extremely unpleasant dilemma. Either its business or its credibility would end up in tatters.

That's why Google's best course - maybe it's only course - is to avoid any mention of Adblock (which would only serve to raise people's awareness of it) and hope that it remains a niche product. The odds would seem, at this point, to be in Google's favor. There's no evidence that Adblock Plus or similar products are about to go viral. In fact, there's no evidence that the masses view online ads as a nuisance.

Then again, you never know. Viral events are unpredictable.

The most interesting aspect of Cohen's article is that one company with a big stake in the ad business, Microsoft, did choose to offer a comment - and it's a fascinating one. While carefully avoiding any endorsement of ad-blocking plug-ins, Microsoft also carefully avoids any criticism of them. (Although Adblock Plus works only with Firefox and related browsers, other ad blockers are available for Microsoft's Internet Explorer.) Indeed, it seems to be giving its tacit approval to the development and use of the plug-ins:

In a statement, Microsoft spoke of its success in permitting third-party developers to “add value to the browser experience through the creation of add-ons.” The statement continues: “The range of add-ons available does include ad blocking software. It would not be appropriate for Microsoft to comment on the merits or demerits of a specific add-on, or group of add-ons. Provided they have not been designed with malicious intent and do not compromise a user’s privacy or security, Microsoft is pleased to see new add-ons that add to the range of options that users have for customizing their browsing experience.”

Microsoft's laissez-faire attitude may seem surprising, but it reflects a cold strategic calculation. Microsoft knows that ad blockers pose a far greater threat to Google than to itself. As they say: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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Linux founder Linus Torvalds delivers a smackdown like no other | Attendly

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Linux founder Linus Torvalds delivers a smackdown like no other

By Corina Mackay on 8th of October, 2012 8 Comments

My name is Linus Torvalds, and I am your god.

You don’t have to be a Linux user, or even a nerd, to love Linus Torvalds. His arrogant and irreverant sense of humor draws scores of views, shares and upvotes on almost anything he says online.

He cares very little about what others think, and will publicly lambaste anyone he deems deserving. Which to be honest, appears to be most people.

From an abundant smorgasbord, we’ve chosen 14 of our favorite smackdowns from King Linus.

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The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alternatives | WHdb

The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy — and Their Open Source Alternatives

Posted by Jimmy Atkinson in Software

Not every proprietary program can drive a person crazy, right? Some, like Norton Ghost, are superb tools for anyone to use. But, the fact that these tools are proprietary can drive open source fanatics up a wall. It’s not the price of the software that makes the real difference (although it’s a reason to migrate from one software to another for many people); it’s the idea that proprietary software comes with boundaries that keeps the user experience confined to…well, being the user. That’s enough to drive any developer crazy.

The following fifty proprietary programs are listed in no particular order within broad categories along with their open source alternatives. In some cases you could probably write your own book on frustrations with the proprietary programs shown here. In other cases, you’ll discover that the open source alternative isn’t quite up to snuff yet. And, in other cases still, you’ll learn that some proprietary programs are real gems, but that the open source advocate can replace those gems w

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Iconic Icon Set – 171 icons in raster, vector and font formats

Iconic Icon Set – 171 icons in raster, vector and font formats | Linux A Future | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, aldo pinga
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Launch Of World’s Largest Movable...

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We’ve written recently about how 3D printers could conceivably build houses quickly, less expensively, and more sustainably than traditional construction methods.
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Top 100 of the Best (Useful) OpenSource Applications | Ubuntu Linux Help

Top 100 of the Best (Useful) OpenSource Applications | Ubuntu Linux Help | Linux A Future | Scoop.it

The following is a list of about 100 of the best OpenSource Applications, that actually help make Linux more usable for people. It is my hope that this list shows potential Linux users that there really is a large, effective, productive and usable range of free, OpenSource applications. For existing Linux users (like myself), I think this will provide a great resource in finding applications that may better suit your needs, or just for fun! Needless to say, this is just some of the thousands of applications available! I develop web sites, so this list tends to focus on applications which support that type of work.The majority of these applications can be installed by either apt-get or synaptic, however I’ve included the web site addresses of these applications so that you can obtain more information. I’ve tried many of these applications myself – and they are pretty good!

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Ohloh, the open source network

Ohloh, the open source network | Linux A Future | Scoop.it
Ohloh is an open source directory that anyone can edit. It features comprehensive metrics and analysis on thousands of open source projects.
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Tech Interviews | Unix/Linux

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Basic sed tricks

By admin | January 12, 2009

What is sed? - sed is stream editor, a Unix tool for working with streams of text data. See the awful truth about sed.
How do you substitute strings with sed? - Use ’s/old/new’ command, so sed ’s/hello/goodbye/’ would substitute the occurrence of the word hello to goodbye.
How do you inject text with sed? - & [...]

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Linux network administrator questions

By admin | July 29, 2008

A pretty funny story - someone was offered a test of basic Linux questions for a junior network administrator position, and figured out that the best way to impress the future employer with good answers is to post the list on UbuntuForums. Good idea, right? That’s where all the Linux experts hang out. Unfortunately, that’s [...]

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Linux command line Q&A

By admin | July 15, 2008

You need to see the last fifteen lines of the files dog, cat and horse. What command should you use? tail -15 dog cat horse The tail utility displays the end of a file. The -15 tells tail to display the last [...]

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Unix admin questions

By admin | June 29, 2008

How do you list the files in an UNIX directory while also showing hidden files?
How do you execute a UNIX command in the background?
What UNIX command will control the default file permissions when files are created?
Explain the read, write, and execute permissions on a UNIX directory.
What is the difference between a soft link and a [...]

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I2P - Anonymity for the Masses

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1. Introduction

For many years people have wanted to protect their right to privacy. As technology changes, it seems that privacy evolves away more and more. I2P is a protocol used for an encrypted multi-proxy on the Internet. While, this sounds simple, there is actually a lot of work going on with I2P to achieve this. Unlike some multi-proxies, I2P will allow you to tunnel many more applications through it than just web browsing, making it a very robust protocol.

I2P is available for all platforms, not just Linux. For this example I have used Debian Sid to perform the installation. With the exception of 'apt-get', these instructions should work fine with any Linux distribution. But if you experience problems, please seek documentation for your distro or visit our new Linux Forum.

2. Legal Disclaimer

As I explain this to help you maintain priviacy, there will always be a few bad apples in the crowd. I do not condone this use of this article for anything illegal. Even if you are not passing illegal information on I2P, please check your country's laws on encryption and it's exportation before you begin.

3. The Problem with Tor

One would probably see I2P as an overkill without knowing the downfalls of its predicessor. Tor was once a wonderful multi-proxy used for hiding ip addresses and bouncing off servers all over the world. At one time, it was even trusted by most governments for strong anonymity. All of that seemed to change after an article was posted in 2600 Hacker Quartley. One author exposed how becoming an exit node for Tor allowed all the traffic on the Tor network to pass right through your machine. Becoming an exit node was the same as performing a Man-In-The-Middle attack. All one had to do was open up a packet sniffer and see all the traffic going through encrypted. Tor is still used by people trying to protect their privacy. But at the same time it has become a playground for hackers and governments monitoring what they consider suspicious. I2P has secured this problem while adding more functionality.

4. How it Works

I2P uses bundeled encryption over a multi-proxy like Tor. The packets are bounced all over the globe with anyone using I2P. However, the packets are encrypted with ElGamal and AES encryption. Using bundled encryption like this allows a packet to only decrypt the next hop as it passes through various nodes on its path. I2P is end-to-end encryption. Nothing is else is decrypted along its path including the sender and recipient. Once inside the network ip addresses are not even used. Your node is assigned an address of garbled text to use as an identifier. I2P is also a decentralized network. Every client is also a server on the network. This allows no single point of failure and more anonymity. There are tons of documents in the I2P control panel explaining this more in depth. For now, that should give you a good overview on how I2P works.

5. Beyond Web Surfing

There are many applications for the I2P protocol. I2P is used to tunnel just like SSH. Because of this, you can do many things with it. You can use it to tunnel SMTP and POP3 for anonymous email. You can use it for chat clients and P2P. What I found most interesting was anonymous hosting. I2P allows you to host what is referred to as an Eepsite. While some of these are indexed by Google, no one can connect to the site without using I2P. Blocking yourself from robots and spiders can allow you to host a complete darknet site. No one would know your site exists except you and the people you tell your domain. These are all things that other multi-proxies can't or won't let you do.

 

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Cool User File Systems: GlusterFS

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One the coolest file systems in User Space has got to be GlusterFS. It has a very unique architecture that allows it to be configured for specific storage requirements and scenarios.
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With TPP's Internet trap, you could face a fine just for clicking on the wrong link.

With TPP's Internet trap, you could face a fine just for clicking on the wrong link. | Linux A Future | Scoop.it
Industry lobbyists and unelected trade representatives are meeting in secret to draft the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a devastating new trade deal. Learn more about the Internet trap before it's too late.
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NetbootCD Installs and Updates Multiple Linux Distros on One Disc

NetbootCD Installs and Updates Multiple Linux Distros on One Disc | Linux A Future | Scoop.it
Linux fans, do you burn CDs for multiple distros and have to update those CDs when a new version comes out? As long as you have access to a wired internet connection you can download the latest versions of 7 distros directly from the disc.
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The Brads - Buying a Computer

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The Brads - Buying a Computer | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

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Build a Six-headed, Six-user Linux System LG #124

Build a Six-headed, Six-user Linux System LG #124 | Linux A Future | Scoop.it

Introduction

A Multi-Seat Linux Box: This tutorial shows how to build a multi-head, multi-user Linux box using a recent distribution of Linux and standard USB keyboards and mice. Xorg calls this arrangement a "multi-seat" system.

Advantages of a Multi-Seat System: The advantages of multi-seat systems in schools, Internet cafes, and libraries include more than just saving money. They include much lower noise pollution, much less power consumption, and lowered space requirements. For many applications, power and noise budgets are as important as initial cost.

Requirements: To build a multi-seat system you need a video adapter, keyboard, and mouse for each seat. For six seats, you'll also need a motherboard with an AGP slot and five available PCI slots. In our test system we used USB keyboards and mice exclusively, but you can use a PS/2 keyboard and mouse for one of the seats if you wish.

Xorg 6.9 or later is required, but this already ships with many of the major distributions. Our test system uses the free version of Mandriva 2006 and we did not rebuild the kernel or install any additional packages.

Overview

We divide the implementation of a multi-seat system into five main steps:Select and Install the HardwareInstall LinuxRecord Hardware ConfigurationModify xorg.confModify gdm.conf

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Create a custom Instalinux install image - Step 1

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Instalinux - Install Linux the Easy Way...
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How to Backup Linux? 15 rsync Command Examples

How to Backup Linux? 15 rsync Command Examples | Linux A Future | Scoop.it
rsync stands for remote sync. rsync is used to perform the backup operation in UNIX / Linux.

 

rsync utility is used to synchronize the files and directories from one location to another in an effective way. Backup location could be on local server or on remote server.

Important features of rsync

Speed: First time, rsync replicates the whole content between the source and destination directories. Next time, rsync transfers only the changed blocks or bytes to the destination location, which makes the transfer really fast.Security: rsync allows encryption of data using ssh protocol during transfer.Less Bandwidth: rsync uses compression and decompression of data block by block at the sending and receiving end respectively. So the bandwidth used by rsync will be always less compared to other file transfer protocols.Privileges: No special privileges are required to install and execute rsync

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http://www.projectlibre.org/

http://www.projectlibre.org/ | Linux A Future | Scoop.it

ProjectLibre was just voted open source 'Project of the Month' in our first month!!!!! Thank you to the community, it is important as we are looking to grow the usage of our open source replacement of Microsoft Project with a vibrant international community.


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Htaccess Rewrites – Rewrite Tricks and Tips

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Detailed .Htaccess rewrites, Mod_Rewrite Tricks and Tips...

 

In the 70s, computer users lost the freedoms to redistribute and change software because they didn't value their freedom. Computer users regained these freedoms in the 80s and 90s because a group of idealists, the GNU Project, believed that freedom is what makes a program better, and were willing to work for what we believed in.
-- Richard M. Stallman

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Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal): What to Expect | TechSource

Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal): What to Expect | TechSource | Linux A Future | Scoop.it
Tips, News, Tutorials, Reviews about Linux, Open Source Software, Ubuntu, Google, Chrome, Android, Apple, Programming, Gadgets, and all things tech.
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fullcirclemagazine

fullcirclemagazine | Linux A Future | Scoop.it
Full Circle is a free, independent, monthly magazine dedicated to the Ubuntu family of Linux operating systems. Each month, it contains helpful how-to articles and reader submitted stories.
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