No matter how much I love Plex, there's still nothing that comes close
to XBMC for usability when it comes to watching your network media on a
television. I've probably written a dozen articles on Plex during the last
few years, so you know that's tough for me to admit. more>>
I've always loved PHPMyAdmin for managing MySQL databases. It's Web-based,
fairly robust and as powerful as I've ever needed. Basically, it's
awesome. Today, however, I discovered something better than awesome:
Adminer. Although it is conceptually identical to PHPMyAdmin, it is far
simpler and far more powerful. How can it be both? more>>
I've never once made a model rocket. I've always wanted to, but apart
from "tube with explodey rocket part", I really didn't know where to
start with designing. I recently found an open-source application that
should help me with my lack of rocket science know-how: OpenRocket.
Apps like Instagram have made photo filters commonplace. I actually
don't mind the vintage look for quick cell-phone snapshots, but a filter
can do only so much. At first glance, Repix is another one of those
"make your photo cool" apps that does little more than add a border and
change saturation levels. more>>
Our "Embedded Linux" issue of Linux Journal is just around the corner, and we want YOUR project to be in it! Whether you're embedding a Beagle Bone Black into a dish so you can automatically feed your black Beagle a bone, or you're developing an Arduino-based butler to answer your front door -- we want to hear about it! more>>
There's an old quote from Jamie Zawinkski that goes: "Some people, when confronted with a problem, think ‘I know, I'll use regular expressions.’ Now they have two problems." Even people like me who like regular expressions laugh at the truth in that quote, because we've seen the consequences when someone doesn't think through the implications of a poorly written pattern. When some people write a bad pattern, they end up with extra lines in a log file. When the NSA does it, they capture and retain Internet traffic on untold numbers of innocent people.
Scheduling means different things depending on the audience. To many
in the business world, scheduling is synonymous with workflow management.
Workflow management is the coordinated execution of a collection of
scripts or programs for a business workflow with monitoring, logging and
execution guarantees built in to a WYSIWYG editor. more>>
David Herrmann wanted to disable the
virtual terminal subsystem in order to
save space on a kernel that didn't need a VT. But, he still wanted to see
kernel oops output for debugging purposes. The problem was that only the VT
subsystem would display oops output—and he'd just disabled it.
As Linux continues to play an ever increasing role in corporate data centers and institutions, ensuring the integrity and protection of these systems must be a priority. With 60% of the world's websites and an increasing share of organization's mission-critical workloads running on Linux, failing to stop malware and other advanced threats on Linux can increasingly impact an organization's reputation and bottom line.
Most companies incorporate backup procedures for critical data, which can be restored quickly if a loss occurs. However, fewer companies are prepared for catastrophic system failures, in which they lose all data, the entire operating system, applications, settings, patches and more, reducing their system(s) to “bare metal.” After all, before data can be restored to a system, there must be a system to restore it to.
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