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A LONG awaited feature is coming to LibreOffice Impress
April 3, 2016, 1:55 p.m. by Roland Taylor

Have you ever been doing an Impress presentation, noticed a glaring flaw, and felt that overwhelming embarassment of knowing that you can't do anything about it without stopping the running presentation? Yes? Well... chin up, friend. Hope is on the horizon! The hope comes in the form of recent activity on this bug, which has been around since 2011 (COME ...


Update on Openshot 2.0 Review
April 3, 2016, 1:42 p.m. by Roland Taylor

Well, after trying to edit a short clip in Openshot 2.0 (latest beta), for about half and hour, I repeatedly ran into a major show stopper. It literally uses all of the available CPU resources (all logical cores). This occurs if you: Try to watch or preview a clip more than once. Try to select a position on the timeline. ...


Canonical Announces Ubuntu Windows Remix, To Become Full Ubuntu Flavour
March 31, 2016, 2:53 p.m. by Roland Taylor

If you weren't sure the world is ending, Canonical and Microsoft have completely sealed the deal this time. Ubuntu Windows Remix logo Just one day after Microsoft announced the unthinkable - Linux (well, Bash, mainly) on Windows, Canonical has announced a new, mixed-source spin of the Ubuntu you know and love, with a Windows 10 interface (including the good ole' ...


How to install Openshot 2.0
Feb. 4, 2016, 10:47 a.m. by Roland Taylor

If, like me, you use Openshot regularly (though I'm planning to switch back to Kdenlive fully after many years away from it), then you've probably encountered the crashes, freezes, and other issues that come with this otherwise great and amazing video editor. Now, Video Editing experts, please, hold your criticism - I'm not making movies here (yet). However, you've probably ...


What Happened to 2buntu
Dec. 10, 2015, 6:45 a.m. by Nathan Osman

Yesterday, our Redis server was hacked. As soon as we figured out what was going on, we immediately switched the website to maintenance mode and began investigating what happened. While this was in progress, we spun up a new server and rebuilt the website, restoring the database from a recent backup. Once the new server was up and running, we ...


Enabling/Disabling modules and sites in Apache
Oct. 3, 2015, 8:57 p.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

The usual configuration in the Apache Web Server stems from a single point - httpd.conf, the main configuration file. There might be other configuration files but they are mostly referred to from this central config file with the Include directive. For example, you might find lines like, Include conf.d/ in the core configuration file. It is also not uncommon to ...


Fixing errors while installing Metasploit Framework on Ubuntu
June 24, 2015, 8:11 a.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

I followed the excellent instructions by darkoperator to install the Metasploit Framework on Ubuntu. However, I had a tiny hiccup when it came to doing the bundle install. (The bundle install step is in the section marked Installing Metasploit Framework in the instructions guide). I got the following error: Errno::EACCES: Permission denied @ rb_sysopen - metasploit-framework-4.11.0.pre.dev.gem An error occurred while ...


WARNING: Sourceforge has gone ROGUE!
May 28, 2015, 12:49 p.m. by Roland Taylor

This is not a joke. First it was GIMP For Windows, now as others are reporting, Sourceforge has turned evil and is now distributing adware and malware with open source software. If you use Sourceforge for any downloads, stop. If you've got Sourceforge links, take them down. Again, this is not a joke. It's one thing for a company to ...


Intro to sqlmap
May 23, 2015, 10:49 p.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

Quoting its official page, "sqlmap is an open source penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws and taking over of database servers." sqlmap is a super complex tool with lots and lots of options and switches that you can bend and use to suit your needs. Today, we'll look at taking some beginner ...


I/O Redirection
May 2, 2015, 3:53 a.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

I/O redirection can come in very handy at times when you're working on the command-line. You can redirect the source of an input to a command and the destination of the output it produces to be files, or other commands themselves. Enough talk, let's get down to business! First of all, the things we need to know are the streams, ...


Hard links vs soft links in Linux
April 30, 2015, 9:02 p.m. by Nitin Venkatesh

There are two types of links in the Linux world that you'll come across - hard links and soft links. Hard links are the source files in a different location (think, a wormhole bending space and time and being at two places at once), whereas soft links(or symbolic links) act as pointers to the original file. Live Action Zone Let's ...


Visual Studio Code Comes to Linux
April 29, 2015, 5:02 p.m. by Nathan Osman

If this article would have been written a few years ago, nobody would have believed it. After all, this is the same company that once called Linux a "cancer". Today, Microsoft has taken a huge leap in cross-platform development by releasing a preview of Visual Studio Code. And it runs on Linux. Downloading Visual Studio Code The preview is now ...


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