Linux News for Feb 25, 2015
The Best Linux Distros for First Time Switchers from Windows and Mac (2015-02-25 23:00:00)
MakeUseOf: Linux has an intimidating image, making it seem like it would be difficult to start using it. But the switch from Windows and Mac is actually pretty easy, if you can ease yourself into it.
DNSMasq, the Pint-Sized Super Dæmon! (2015-02-25 19:00:00)
LinuxJournal: I've always been a fan of putting aftermarket firmware on consumer-grade routers.
Why we run an open source program - Walmart Labs (2015-02-25 15:00:00)
ToDo: Why would a company spend resources on an open source program, and why is it really needed?
Understanding Linux CPU stats (2015-02-25 14:00:00)
Scout: Your Linux server is running slow, so you follow standard procedure and run
How to monitor server log files with Logwatch on Debian and Ubuntu (2015-02-25 13:00:00)
HowToForge: Logwatch is a system log analyzer and reporter
Torvalds isn't always nice, but developers don't care (2015-02-25 12:00:00)
TechRepublic: Torvalds can be a jerk, but developers don't seem to care, as a new report shows.
Joomla! 3.4 is Here (2015-02-25 11:00:00)
Thanks to the hard work of over 130 different volunteer contributors, over 700 bugs have also been resolved with the 3.4 release of the Joomla! CMS.
How to disable IPv6 on Linux (2015-02-25 10:00:00)
xmodulo: IPv6 has been introduced as a replacement of IPv4, the traditional 32-bit address space used in the Internet, to solve the imminent exhaustion of available IPv4 address space.
MXM COM runs Linux on new Freescale i.MX 6SoloX SoC (2015-02-25 09:00:00)
LinuxGizmos: F&S Elektronik Systeme debuted a COM based on Freescale's new MCU-enabled "i.MX 6SoloX" SoC, and offering dual GbE, multimedia, serial, and PCIe interfaces.
How to Limit the Network Bandwidth Used by Applications in a Linux System with Trickle (2015-02-25 08:00:00)
tecmint: Trickle is a network bandwidth shaper tool that allows us to manage the upload and download speeds of applications in order to prevent any single one of them to hog all (or most) of the available bandwidth.
Raspberry Pi-Based Cable Shutter Release Now with DIY Optocouplers (2015-02-25 07:00:00)
scribblesandsnaps: While a transistor-based cable shutter release does the job, it has one drawback.
Tails 1.3 Out Now, Introduces the Electrum Bitcoin Wallet (2015-02-25 06:00:00)
softpedia: Tails 1.3 introduces Electrum, an open-source and easy-to-use bitcoin wallet.
Critical remote code execution flaw patched in Samba (2015-02-25 04:00:00)
ITworld: Security researchers are urging users to install new Samba security updates in order to address a critical vulnerability that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.