How To Quickly Get A List Of All Applications Installed On Your UNIX/Linux Machines

How to quickly get list of all applications installed on your UNIX/Linux machines

In this tutorial I’ll try to present how to quickly get the list of all applications installed on UNIX/Linux hosts. The procedure applies to the most popular UNIX/Linux distributions but is also applicable to windows hosts and some other hardware (e.g. firmware version on routers etc.). The procedure could help you track your software inventory and get notifications whenever users install/uninstall applications on their machines.

Setup FTP server using VsFtp and Configure Secure FTP connections on Ubuntu 14.04 Server

vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable. Don’t take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution.


Joomla Supports Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing as Silver Sponsor


Joomla!®, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites to blogs to custom apps to Intranets, is delighted to be supporting the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing as a Silver Sponsor.  The event is the largest of its kind in the world, with over 4,700 women coming together from 8-10 October in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) to learn, share and inspire.

Community Chronicle – 21/08

Fansites, and Videos, and Events, oh my! Plus a whole lot more in the latest Community Chronicle.

Distribution Release: KaOS 2014.08

Anke Boersma has announced the release of KaOS 2014.08, a desktop Linux distribution featuring the just-released KDE 4.14 desktop: “With KDE releasing the new major version, KDE 4.14.0, offering primarily improvements and bug fixes, KaOS is happy to be able to present you a new ISO image with….

Scientific Linux 7.0 Beta 3 Released

Fermilab developers continue to be hard at work on their Scientific Linux 7.0 OS, which of course is respun from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7…

Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access to Free Software

Fresh on the heels of the entire Munich and Linux debacle, another story involving Microsoft and free software has popped up across the world, in Chile. A prolific magazine from the South American country says that the powerful Microsoft lobby managed to turn around a law that would allow the authorities to use free software. The story broke out from a magazine called El Sábado de El Mercurio, which explains in great detail how the Microsoft lobby works and how it can overturn a law th… (read more)

The Connected Car, Part 3: No Shortcuts to Security

The connected car is becoming a reality, but the gadget-filled roadways it travels will be paved with several options for in-car technologies. These choices pose challenges for carmakers. Whichever technology wins the race, one of the biggest concerns for OEMs is their electronic security. The Linux Foundation wants an open source platform in the pole position. The nonprofit consortium already has a fully functional Linux distribution. Automotive Grade Linux is a customizable, open source automotive software stack with Linux at its core.

Development Release: Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Test 1

Alan Baghumian has announced the availability of the initial test release of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0, a Debian-based distribution featuring the GNOME 3.12 desktop: “We are happy to announce the immediate availability of the first testing release of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0-TEST-1, code name ‘Nestor’. Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 brings the….

XBMC 13.2 “Gotham” Is Out, One of the Last with This Name – Gallery

The final version of XBMC 13.2 "Gotham," an open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media that is available for multiple platforms, has been released.

The XBMC developers have managed to release a stable version of XBMC after several Betas and an RC. This is just a bug fix release and no new features have been added to the software, but users should really update nonetheless.

In fact, this is one of the last XBMC releases to have this name. The XBM… (read more)

Service Disruption

We’re experiencing some service disruption, but we’re working hard to solve it.

Barbarian Assault Rework Preview + Q&A Live Stream

After an epic pitch from PrimalMoose at RuneFest last year, Barbarian Assault has undergone a rework and is ready to be showcased live by our JMods.

Zorin OS winner stories

First of all, Zorin team, Linux notes from DarkDuck and Linuxaria would like to say THANK YOU to all the participants of the contest that we ran for last few weeks. It was a real pleasure to see such a response, and to read all your article. As you probably know the winner have been announced in another post and today I want to publish some of the best articles that we’ve received.
So have fun in reading these article of other Linux users.

This entry is by Andrew Ross:
Here is my entry:
‘I have been using various levels of computers since the mid 1980′s starting with the trusty Commodore 64 as a 21st present. I naturally graduated to Windows over time. Over the years, after several versons, I became increasingly frustrated with the slowness of Windows. Security is a big issue for Windows nowadays with ‘holes’ and viruses etc popping up all the time. That was when my attention drifted over to Linux’s immunity to Windows-based viruses.
I had attended a basic Unix course in the 80′s so had an ‘inkling’ of what Linux was about (even though the only vague similarity is the UI). I wasn’t sure how to install Linux or even was I was able to do with it. An English tourist (here in New Zealand) introduced me to Ubuntu. I was amazed at how useful it was. That started my addiction to Linux distro hopping.
I tried many different distros before finally settling on Zorin 6. I was very impressed with Zorin’s user-friendliness and attention to detail. I quickly installed Zorin 6 Ultimate. Every release has simply got better and better. Since then I have installed Zorin OS 7 Ultimate on my PC and Zorin 7 Lite on my netbook. When released I installed Zorin 8 on both my PC and netbook. I will install Zorin 9 shortly on

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Linux Foundation Pushes Two-Factor Authentication For Git

The Linux Foundation is pushing for two-factor authentication for Git repositories…

Ubuntu MATE On Track To Become An Official Spin

Ubuntu MATE is making progress as becoming an official Ubuntu derivative using the GNOME2-forked desktop environment…

Cisco and Canonical Focus on Hadoop as a Cloud Service

Enterprises and smaller businesses alike are now working with Big Data–sorting and sifting large data sets with new tools in pursuit of surfacing meaningful angles on stored information. Many of them are also leveraging the open source Hadoop platform, and we’ve been covering the growing usage of Hadoop as a service in the cloud. Now, Cisco has announced that it has issued a CVD (Cisco Validated Design) architecture for Hadoop as a service on Ubuntu OpenStack. Working together, Cisco and Canonical will provide enterprises with thorough documentation for configuring Hadoop and other Big Data tools on Ubuntu. Cisco is actually working more closely with Canonical in a number of ways. The company is a partner in Canonical’s OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL), which helps organizations gain access to tested cloud solutions.  According to Cisco: "Hadoop has become a strategic data platform embraced by mainstream enterprises as it offers a path for businesses to unlock value in big data while maximizing existing investments…Hadoop as a Service is new to the industry but is gaining traction in many Service Providers and IT Organizations. This CVD focuses on setting up OpenStack on Ubuntu to deploy and manage Hadoop as a Service on Cisco

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Ubuntu MATE to Become an Official Ubuntu Flavor Soon

The Ubuntu MATE project is progressing nicely and the developers have provided a short update about the work that’s been done already and about the things that still need to be improved.


Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2014.08

Bill Reynolds has announced the release of PCLinuxOS 2014.08, the latest update of the project’s “KDE”, “FullMonty”, “MiniMe”, “LXDE” and “MATE” editions. Released on 12 August, it was formally announced earlier today: “All official ISO images were updated on 2014-08-12 and are available for direct download or via….

NIR: A New IR Developed For Mesa That’s Better Than GLSL IR

Connor Abbott, the open-source developer that began contributing to the Lima Linux graphics driver while a high school student, was interning at Intel this summer even before starting college. Over the summer the focus of his Intel Linux internship was focusing on developing a new intermediate representation for Mesa graphics drivers…

Coreboot Now Works On The Older MacBook 1,1 Too

As an update to yesterday’s story about Coreboot now working for the MacBook 2,1 model, with today’s Git activity the open-source BIOS/UEFI replacement will also work with the even older 1,1 model…