Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.0 Release Candidate 3

Linus Torvalds announced a few hours ago the immediate availability for download and testing of the Linux kernel 4.0 RC3 (Release Candidate) which, according to Linus, is smaller than the previous RC version. However, it includes a fair amount of improvements, bug fixes and patches. Read More

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Fedora 21

Fedora has a good selection of applications and most things the average user will need to get them up and running.

To start off with there is the full LibreOffice suite (Version 4.3.2.2) complete with a word processor, spreadsheet package, presentation package, drawing package and database package.

The Shotwell Photo Manager is also installed which makes it easier to organise and view your photos. Read More

How to create a full backup of your Android device without root

Sometimes, a backup of a smartphone or tablet just isn't enough, especially if you have a number of (the same) devices that have to be quickly deployed (or redeployed). For that, you need a bit more power than Titanium Backup or Google Drive. If you want to do full-blown backup of devices, you must turn to the Android Software Developer Kit (SDK). With this powerhouse tool, you can easily create a complete backup of a device with a single command. Read More

How to create a full backup of your Android device without root

Sometimes, a backup of a smartphone or tablet just isn't enough, especially if you have a number of (the same) devices that have to be quickly deployed (or redeployed). For that, you need a bit more power than Titanium Backup or Google Drive. If you want to do full-blown backup of devices, you must turn to the Android Software Developer Kit (SDK). With this powerhouse tool, you can easily create a complete backup of a device with a single command. Read More

Starting with Vagrant on Ubuntu 14.10 - A Beginner's Guide

Vagrant is a piece of software through which you can create and configure virtual development environments. It is an highly efficient tool for managing virtual machines via CLI. This increases your and your team's productivity and flexibility.

Here, machines are provisioned on top of any of the virtualization tool, i.e. VirtualBox, VMware, AWS, or of any other provider. Later, industry-standard provisioning tools such as shell scripts, Puppet or Chef, can be used to automatically install and configure software on the machine. Read More

FLOSS Weekly 326: The Open Source Initiative

This week we are joined by Simon Phipps and Patrick Masson to talk about the Open Source Initiative (OSI). The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a global non-profit that supports and promotes the open source movement. Among other things, the OSI maintains the Open Source Definition, and a list of licenses that comply with that definition. Read More

Five Linux Distros for New Users

Those who’re new to Linux want the best distro out there for new users, which means simple things like ease of use, productivity, speed, and security. But which distros are the best for new users? Actually, there is probably no “best,” but there are many distros that are designed keeping the needs of the inexperienced Linux user in mind. Read More

How to Limit the Network Bandwidth Used by Applications in a Linux System with Trickle

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. In few words, trickle lets you control the network traffic rate on a per-application basis, as opposed to per-user control, which is the classic example of bandwidth shaping in a client-server environment, and is probably the setup we are more familiar with. Read More

Understanding Linux CPU stats

Let's take a step back. There are 3 general states your CPU can be in:

Idle, which means it has nothing to do.
Running a user space program, like a command shell, an email server, or a compiler.
Running the kernel, servicing interrupts or managing resources.
These three meta states can be further subdivided. For example, user space programs can be categorized as those running under their initial priority level or those running with a nice priority. Niceness is a way to tweak the priority level of a process so that it runs less frequently. The niceness level ranges from -20 (most favorable scheduling) to 19 (least favorable). Read More

Virtual Instructor led Embedded Linux Development Training course.

LinuxCertified Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and services, announced instructor led virtual Embedded Linux Development class from October 7th - 9th, 2014.

Details on this course are available at:
http://www.linuxcertified.com/embedded-linux-training.html

This workshop is also available as an on-site class throughout North America.

About LinuxCertified, Inc.

The mission of LinuxCertified, Inc is to help our clients benefit from significant savings of effectively using Linux and Open-Source software in their IT and development infrastructure. Our core offerings are:

- Linux trained and certified professionals
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