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Debian-goodies: A must-have Set of Utilities For Debian/Ubuntu Administrators | Unixmen

Are you a Debian/Ubuntu Administrator or a regular user, then you may use the dpkg and APT commands often. These commands are used to install, remove, upda
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SQL injection flaw opens Drupal sites to attack - ZDNet

SQL injection flaw opens Drupal sites to attack - ZDNet | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
The Drupal 7 core is vulnerable to a "Highly Critical" SQL injection bug that could allow an attacker to compromise the site.
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How the open-source community should respond to Adobe pulling Linux support

How the open-source community should respond to Adobe pulling Linux support | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Jack Wallen addresses Adobe's last step to remove support for the Linux platform.
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Linux: Timeouting commands in shell scripts

Linux: Timeouting commands in shell scripts | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Article by Mikko Ohtamaa first posted on his blog Often you want to automatize something using shell scripting. In a perfect world your script robot works for you without getting tired, without hick-ups, and you can just sit at the front of your desk and sip coffee. Then we enter the real world:
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8 Deadly Commands You Should Never Run on Linux

8 Deadly Commands You Should Never Run on Linux | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Linux’s terminal commands are powerful, and Linux won’t ask you for confirmation if you run a command that won’t break your system. It’s not uncommon to see trolls online recommending new Linux users run these commands as a joke.
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Cool-Retro-Term : Terminal Emulator with Retro Style - Ubuntu Portal

Cool-Retro-Term : Terminal Emulator with Retro Style - Ubuntu Portal | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
cool-retro-term is free and open source terminal emulator developed by the Italian programmer Filippo Scognamiglio which mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens, It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight.
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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

Reckons newbies should beware of hostile straight white males
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Interview with DeLisa Alexander of Red Hat | Opensource.com

Interview with DeLisa Alexander of Red Hat | Opensource.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
This year's keynote speaker at the annual All Things Open conference is Red Hat's DeLisa Alexander, executive VP and head of Red Hat's human resources operations. DeLisa is not only in a professional position to comment on gender and diversity in open source and tech but has also personally campaigned for inclusiveness in the workplace to produce better outcomes for everybody.
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How to evaluate an open source project | Opensource.com

How to evaluate an open source project | Opensource.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
How to evaluate yourself, including your skills and time, before jumping into an open source project. Then, how to evaluate an open source project before stepping into the community. From seasoned open source developer, Matt Micene.
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How to Choose the Best Linux Desktop for You | Linux.com

How to Choose the Best Linux Desktop for You | Linux.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
There is a desktop for every kind of user to be found within the Linux landscape.
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Linux for Mortals: How Linux Has Helped My Career

Linux for Mortals: How Linux Has Helped My Career | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
In Part 6 of his "Linux for Mortals" blog series, Shawn Powers discusses how his Linux experience has benefited his career.
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Simple security by evaluating open portsSicurezza semplice valutando le porte aperte

Article by Dominique Cimafranca first published on his blog regarding Ubuntu, and Linux in general. A simple but effective procedure for evaluating security on your computer is to check what sites it's connecting to, or what sites are connecting to it. Most critical malware nowadays turn computers
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Open source moves from accepted to expected - opensource.com

Open source moves from accepted to expected - opensource.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Dwight Merriman is executive chairman and co-founder at MongoDB, an open source document database. Prior to MongoDB, Dwight was also co-founder at DoubleClick and Panther Express (CDNetworks).
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Free Cron Jobs | Online Webcron Service - EasyCron.com

Free Cron Jobs | Online Webcron Service - EasyCron.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
EasyCron provides the most stable Cron Job Services. Here you can schedule cron jobs with execution logs, Email notifications, run time predictions and a bunch of other featuers!
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Crapware Finds a New Way to Trick Users to Install Browser Extensions

Last year, Google announced plans to lock down Chrome so that extensions can’t be side-loaded by crapware installers. Sadly they’ve found a way to trick users into installing lousy extensions, although in this case these spyware and adware extensions do exist in the Chrome Web Store.
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Sturdy Raspberry Pi mini-PC comes with B or B+

Sturdy Raspberry Pi mini-PC comes with B or B+ | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
A "Pi Vessel" mini-PC on Kickstarter is based on a Raspberry Pi Model B or B+, and has an "ultra-strong aluminum case," AC power supply, and optional WiFi.
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Ripping DVD with Handbrake on Linux

Article by Charles McColm first published on FullCircle, issue 88 Physical media is cumbersome. If you own a lot of DVDs, Blueray discs, VHS, or, gasp!, Discovision (circa 1978), you know how ugly it looks stored in your living room by your entertainment system. Digital media is hot for
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Get started with a new open source project | Opensource.com

Get started with a new open source project | Opensource.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
In my guide, I wrote about doing your research by casting a wide net, then evaluating yourself (your skills, your goals, and your time). In this evaluation to find the right fit, I looked at my motivations and skills, made a list of goals, and named a few target projects. I evaluate four open source projects and their communities to see if they might be a good fit. See who I chose!
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Ally Skills Workshop for women in open source | Opensource.com

Ally Skills Workshop for women in open source | Opensource.com | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Women are an underrepresented group in the open source world. According to data from the FLOSS 2013 survey, a little more than 10% of open source developers are women. But not everyone who wants to bring about change has the clout of a large organization or corporation. So, what can smaller groups or individuals who want to make open source more welcoming to women do? The Ada Initiative has a solution—the Ally Skills Workshop.
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Collectl Examples - An Awesome Performance Analysis Tool in Linux

Collectl Examples - An Awesome Performance Analysis Tool in Linux | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
How to install and use collectl, a light-weight performance monitoring tool in linux capable of reporting interactively as well as logging to disk.
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Linux Terminal: An lsof Primer

Linux Terminal: An lsof Primer | Linux and Open Source | Scoop.it
Article by Daniel Miessler first posted on his blog lsof is the sysadmin/security über-tool. I use it most for getting network connection related information from a system, but that’s just the beginning for this powerful and too-little-known application. The tool is aptly called lsof because it
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How to anonymize the programs from your terminal with torify

In the past I've posted an article about Anonymous browsing with Tor that can be useful when you use your favorite browser and you wish to stay anonymous thanks to the Tor software. Tor (short for The Onion Router) is a system intended to enable online anonymity. Tor client software directs internet
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