How To Install Tomcat On CentOS 7

How to install Tomcat on CentOS 7
This document describes how to install Tomcat in CentOS 7.0. Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat, formerly also Jakarta Tomcat) is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation…

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth for Linux No Longer Has a Release Date

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, the next game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis, no longer has a Linux launch date. When 2K Games and Firaxis announced that the upcoming Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth launch will also include a Linux version, gamers were ecstatic. This was supposed to be the silver bullet for the Linux platform, but it looks like we’re going to be skipped. The original announcement was made back in April and one of the things that really stood …

APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.0.7 Arrives with More Improvements

APT (Advanced Package Tool), a set of core tools inside Debian that makes it possible to install, remove, and keep applications up to date, has advanced to version 1.0.7.

Advanced Package Tool has been updated yet again, but this time the developers haven’t released a big update as they usually do. In fact, the 1.0 branch of APT has been quite impressive in terms of new features, although it hasn’t been adopted just yet in any of the major distributions.

The ATP tool is used in Debian and ot…

Red Hat Shake-up, Desktop Users, and Outta Time

Our top story tonight is the seemingly sudden resignation of Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens. In other news, John C. Dvorak says “Linux has run out of time” and says there may be problems with Red Hat Enterprise 7. has a couple of interesting interviews and Nick Heath has five big names that […]

Optimize your Linux rig for top-notch writing

I[he]#039[/he]m a big fan of Scott Nesbitt[he]#039[/he]s writing, which has a technological bent, but is usually more about working effectively, rather than how tools can make you effective, which is a key distinction. Scott[he]#039[/he]s setup reflects his focus on production rather than tweaking. He has his work tools and everything else is pretty much white […]

Linux Doesn’t Need to Own the Desktop

Linus Torvalds issued Linux 3.17 rc-2 on Monday of this week, and he deviated from his normal schedule in doing so, because August 25 happens to mark the 23rd anniversary of the original Linux announcement. “Hello everybody out there using minix,” Torvalds wrote. Meanwhile, has proclaimed that Linux has run out of time. But […]

How To Recover Data From An Encrypted Harddisk On Boot Failure With Ubuntu 14.04

How to recover data from an encrypted harddisk on boot failure with Ubuntu 14.04This document describes how to recover an encrypted harddisk in a failed boot device for Ubuntu 14.04 Server. This method will work for Ubuntu Desktop also. This is a very havoc situation when the distro fails to boot and we have our […]

How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL

LAMP is a software stack composed of Linux (an operating system as a base layer), Apache (a web server that “sits on top” of the OS), MySQL (or MariaDB, as a relational database management system), and finally PHP (a server-side scripting language that is used to process and display information stored in the database). In […]

Mono 3.6 Officially Released

Mono, a portable and open source implementation of the .NET framework for Unix and other operating systems, has reached version 3.6. The developers are saying that “Mono is an open source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Runtime. A growing family of solutions and an active and enthusiastic contributing community are helping position Mono to become the leading choice for development of cross platform applications.&quot…

Convert from MP3 to WAV and WAV to MP3 using Linux Mint

This is a quick guide showing how to convert from WAV to MP3 and vice versa using the command line and the Gnome Audio Converter (Gnac). Read more ….

Ubuntu Next with Unity 8 and Mir on the Desktop – Screen Tour

Canonical is planning to bring the Unity 8 to the desktop, but it will take a while until this task is accomplished. Until then, users can test the new Ubuntu Next images, which incorporate Unity 8 and the Mir display server. Ubuntu developers have been working very hard on the new Unity 8 desktop environment, but their progress has been limited so far on the mobile phones. With the work that’s being done for Ubuntu Touch RTM and Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), the implementation of the …

Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) to Arrive in a Couple of Days

Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) is expected to arrive this week and various Ubuntu flavors will make their appearance. This release window is only used by a few Ubuntu flavors and not even the base operating system will be making an appearance. Canonical no longer provides intermediary releases of their system, with the exception of a final Beta that arrives a few weeks before the official version is launched. They do, however, provide daily images for Ubuntu, which reflect very well th…

Alpine Linux 3.0.4 Is an OS for Command Line Aficionados

Alpine Linux 3.0.4, a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and Busybox, has been released and is now available for download. Alpine Linux is not an operating system for the feint of heart. It relies a lot on the terminal and it doesn’t feature a desktop environment by default. The one you can see in the image was installed afterwards. Xfce is the recommended one, although users will be able to install a few others as well. The big release for Alpine Linux was …

LightDM: How To Disable The User List Or Guest Session

Quick tips for Ubuntu / LightDM users: if you want to hide the LightDM login screen user list and / or the Guest Session for security concerns, because there are too many users or whatever other reason, here’s how to do it.Default LightDM login screen (Unity Greeter) with user list and Guest Session enabled1. To […]

Ubuntu MATE Developer Provides Official MATE PPA for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Users

Ubuntu MATE Remix is still under development and its makers are looking to integrate it under the great umbrella of Ubuntu. It will take a while to make that happen, but until then, Ubuntu users will have access to MATE PPA.

The Ubuntu MATE Linux distro is built by a team and one of the developers is also working on the MATE desktop. He set up a PPA for the latest MATE desktop environment and Ubuntu users can now install the software much more easily.

Getting a PPA ready is much easier that …

Canonical Now Focusing on Ubuntu Touch RTM

Canonical has now shifted its focus on Ubuntu Touch RTM (release to manufacturing), the version of the operating system that will land on a couple of phones this fall. The Ubuntu developers are working on correcting all the bugs and issues that can now be found in the Ubuntu Touch version of the operating system, the OS that is going to power the Meize and Bq handsets that are scheduled to arrive in a few months’ time. In case you didn’t know this already, Canonical is looking to launc…

How to whitelist an IP in Fail2ban on Debian Wheezy

How to whitelist an IP in Fail2ban on Debian Wheezy
Fail2Ban is used to protect servers against brute force attacks. Fail2ban uses iptables to block attackers, so, if we want to add permanent IP address and never be blocked, we must add it in the confi…

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Uses Ubuntu to Plan for the Exploration of Alien Planets

NASA is constantly working on projects that will eventually be useful in the outer space and on alien planets, and it looks like they are going there with the help of Linux and Ubuntu.

It’s not a secret that most of the scientific community likes and uses open source software. The reasons for this choice are numerous, but the bottom line is that wherever you see any kind of scientific endeavor, either at CERN, the Fermi Laboratories, or even NASA, it’s always powered by open source software. …

Google Chrome 37 Stable Arrives with Better Unity Integration in Ubuntu

The Google Chrome browser has now advanced to version 37 and there is no end in sight for the version system. This is the stable branch of the applications, which means that all the other branches will also get a bump. Google Chrome 37 is now the current stable version of the Internet browser from Google. It’s a release that’s more focused on security than anything else, but there are a few new features. It won’t feel different from the 36.x branch that users have just upgraded from, but that…

Linux at 23, Desktop Feedback, and GIMP 2.8.14 Released

The top story tonight is the releases of GIMP 2.8.12 and 2.8.14. Linux celebrated 23 years yesterday and the community had a bit to say about “the desktop.” And finally tonight we have a couple of gaming announcements and Bruce Byfield on the KDE Visual Design Group. GIMP 2.8.12 was released yesterday with “broken library […]