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Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux
Django is the top Python web development framework and for good reason. It's powerful, flexible, and doesn't get in the way of developers. It also scales incredibly well, powering sites like Instagram.

Unlucky Linux boxes trampled by NPM code update, patch zapped
Devs stumble into pre-release beta by using command they didn't understandNPM – the biz behind the Node.js package management software used to wrangle JavaScript code and various related frameworks – on Thursday undid a code update less than 24 hours after it was issued because the software was messing with Linux file permissions.…

Tackling the most important issue in a DevOps transformation
You've been appointed the DevOps champion in your organisation: congratulations. So, what's the most important issue that you need to address?It's the technology—tools and the toolchain—right? Everybody knows that unless you get the right tools for the job, you're never going to make things work.

Iridium Browser: A Browser for the Privacy Conscious
Iridium is a web browser based on Chromium project. It has been customized to not share your data and thus keeping your privacy intact.

How to Install NEOS CMS on CentOS 7
Neos is a free and open source content management system written in PHP and uses its own framework flow. Neos CMS provides a customizable, extensible and easy to use web interface to edit web content easily.

4 cool new projects to try in COPR for February
COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can offer these projects outside the Fedora set of packages. Software in COPR isn’t supported by Fedora infrastructure or signed by the project. However, it can be a neat way to try new or experimental software.

Linux Means Business – Best Free Business Apps
The best business applications help an organization to improve how they run their operations, minimize costs, and improve workplace productivity. Sometimes business applications are thought to relate to office software suites which offer word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email applications. While office suites are very common, business applications extend far further afield.

You Can Now Turn Your Old Moto G2 "Titan" Phone Into an Ubuntu Phone, Here's How
If you still have a Moto G Gen 2 (a.k.a Moto G 2014) around, it looks like you can install the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS from UBports on it, thanks to an effort by an XDA community member.

RIP, Swype: Thanks for all the sor--speec--speedy texting
Pioneering gesture keyboard given bullet by owner Nuance. One of the best-loved mobile apps of the past decade, Swype, has been given the bullet. Parent company Nuance confirmed it will no longer develop the letter-tracing keyboard, which will disappear from the Apple and Google app stores.

Red Hat introduces updated decision management platform
Business process management doesn[he]#039[/he]t have to be a pain with the right platform. If you too find the nuts and bolts of business processing management a nightmare, you'll want to check out Red Hat's latest program: Red Hat Decision Manager 7.

Quad-Ethernet SBC and controller tap new Renesas RZ/N1D SoC
Emtrion’s Linux-ready “SBC-RZN1D” SBC, which will soon power a “Flex2COM” controller, features a Renesas dual-core -A7 RZ/N1D SoC and 4x LAN ports, and is designed for multi-protocol fieldbus communications.

3 warning flags of DevOps metrics
Metrics. Measurements. Data. Monitoring. Alerting. These are all big topics for DevOps and for cloud-native infrastructure and application development more broadly. In fact, acm Queue, a magazine published by the Association of Computing Machinery, recently devoted an entire issue to the topic.

Mozilla v FCC: Mozilla Re-files Suit Against FCC to Protect Net Neutrality
This morning, the Federal Communications Commission officially published its order overturning net neutrality rules in the Federal Register. That is why today, immediately after the order was published, Mozilla re-filed our suit challenging the FCC net neutrality order. We won’t waste a minute in our fight to protect net neutrality because it’s our mission to ensure the internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all.

Opera Says Its Next Opera Release Will Have the Fastest Ad Blocker on the Block
Opera Software promoted today its upcoming Opera 52 web browser to the beta channel claiming that it has the faster ad blocker on the market compared to previous Opera release and Google Chrome.

Hackers are selling legitimate code-signing certificates to evade malware detection
Security researchers have found that hackers are using code-signing certificates more to make it easier to bypass security appliances and infect their victims.

12 bad enterprise security habits to break
Fix these bad practices before they become big problems in 2018

How to Install VMWare Tools on an Ubuntu Virtual Machine
In this article I will show you how to install VMware Tools on an Ubuntu Virtual Machine. I am using Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark for the demo. But it should work on other version of Ubuntu as well. VMWare Tools allows you to improve performance of your virtual machines, including graphics performance, easier file sharing with host systems, improved time synchronization of the VM, and better cursor handling with the mouse integration. This will be a simple process, let's get started.

Linux LAN Routing for Beginners: Part 1
Carla Schroder offers an overview of hardware and operating systems, plus IPv4 addressing basics, in this tutorial.

Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
News briefs for February 22, 2018.Net Neutrality rules will officially die April 23. You can read the fullorderhere.A new fight is about to begin.

Installing Solyd XK Linux : Cooking With Linux
VIDEO: It's time for some more "Cooking With Linux" without a net, meaning the video you are about to watch was recorded live. Today, I'm going to install a new Linux distribution (new to me, anyhow) called Solyd XK. There are two versions of this distribution; one is based on KDE and the other XFCE, the latter being the one I am testing out today. In case you haven't heard of Solyd XK, it's a distribution inspired by straight Debian (as opposed to Ubuntu) and LinuxMint. So, come join me for some lunchtime "Cooking With Linux".