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is very normal blogs found on the linux users with practical articles that explain how to do this or that using the command line . It is a way to make life easier for the user without the necessary knowledge, you only have to copy and paste to quickly what interests you. Now, the user knows what is really doing?
The short answer is, it depends. A crucial factor here is confidence have the user in the publication, which is supposed knows of what he speaks or at least includes information sources. And is that a bad faith instructions to wreak havoc on the system.
In the event that there is no such confidence-an internet search resulting stranger or has want to learn a little , man pages or pages manual are the best ally of the user. For example, what exactly does the following command:
a simple command with two options and a parameter on the terminal showing a calendar. Dissected be explained as follows:
cal (calendar) 12 (month) 2013 (year) -3 (displays the previous month and the next)
But if I did not, I would have explained, you could easily have found out pitching for console:
as simple as that. While agreeing that aclararar “cal” is a basic command, others whose pages man can scare the most painted.
So with the above explanation and binding, complement this article with a tool that you can provide more have made the task of deciphering commands , and is useful for both the new user and for the experienced. It is a web application, ExplainShell.Back
is as simple as copying the command in question, enter ExplainShell and paste into the field for this purpose. The explanation of visual displays and direct way, as you can see in these lines.
ExplainShell also is a kind of file man pages , which can be accessed from any of the examples. And if you do not see the command (I tested with Zypper, the openSUSE package manager, and it was not), the creator of the site is open to contributions . Despite the lack you may have, it is a very interesting resource (via Ghacks).
So now you know: information and trust are the key factors . Do not play the health of your system Russian roulette.
yesterday we talked about the future of KDE, today we return to the present, KDE 4.11.4 , the latest maintenance update of the current stable branch which was published yesterday.
What’s new? Nothing at all. As you know, these monthly versions come errors of security and stability and upgrade translations the desktop and its various tools, that is something.
Here KDE 4.11.4 fixes some 65 errors that touch productivity suite Kontact, the window manager KWin or the Konqueror web browser, among others.
upgrade to this new version, therefore, is recommended for all users of KDE 4.11, not required, so if your distribution does not provide you an easy way, for example with additional repositories of trust, almost certainly the effort will not be worth it.
I also remember that KDE is 4.11 LTS, or what is the same, it will be a long term supported version. Although KDE is at 4.12 to around the corner . How will they fit all the pieces? I’ll tell you soon.
No, not a joke. As told in Ars Technica, researchers are developing a new type of malware that would spread through the sound devices of the team. This is inaudible to humans that colaría for audio inputs like microphone or speakers signal.
Apparently this malware prototype created by a German research department, can transmit small amounts of data-enough to send a keylogger , for example-as audio signals, which depending on infrastructure, have a range of from 20m .
Therefore, this malware to be effective, the attacker would be very close to his victim, even with the use of repeaters the maximum distance may be greater.
only user of GNU / Linux would supposedly safe from an attack of this kind, because it actually current operating systems are not prepared for these techniques edge. I explained in the extensive report (PDF) published: configuring ALSA in a particular way, the immune system would be
Why not explain in detail the method of protection? Because, dear @ s @ s reader MuyLinux, this is nothing more than a curiosity that you should not worry for a moment … for now. For the future, however, it is worth having the knowledge of where the shots. Or the malware in this case.
Surely this past week may have read a story about “the Darlloz worm for Linux”, a “bad bug” that exploits a vulnerability in PHP language that was patched in 2012 affects routers, set-top boxes, security cameras or industrial control systems. Vulnerability, in short, affects devices that are rarely updated rarely.Our fellow MuySeguridad
echoed the news, an original finding that Symantec has been reviewed by many sites across the Internet and that, nevertheless, has been, or were made it would be-ignored completely here in MuyLinux. However, at the insistence of some of our readers, we are here to explain this “move”.
First, although it is only natural that the press has echoed the information uncovered by Symantec, one of the largest security firms in the world, it is not so that such information has been flawed from the first second , starting with the Symantec itself.
The reason is that, indeed, this worm affects Linux devices, but is not a worm for Linux, is a worm for PHP , which is not the same. Explain TechRights pretty well, though if you are interested in the technical details, I recommend reading published by Hispasec.
So I wonder, a vulnerability in PHP that affects devices such as these, which usually run on Linux, is a vulnerability in Linux? Is a worm for Linux? Of course, I move the question.
But if someone is restless, the recommendation is change the default password to access administrative tasks of your router. That’s it. A sleep easy.
who do not know, Neon project is the easiest way to start testing the latest software in Kubuntu KDE, which includes “KDE 5″ or, more appropriately said, KDE Plasma Workspaces Frameworks 5 2.
Until now offered via Project Neon PPA repository, and so remains, but was just released a installer ISO image included (I have not come to see if this is a Live CD and can be tested as such, without the need to install it).
This is a good way for the most enthusiastic users of KDE you take a quick look at the progress of the new version out. However, it should be noted that this is not even alpha, eye, so installation, in any case, it should be made via virtual machine, just in case, never drive .
Do you want to try? Bearing these caveats in mind, here are the direct download:
Here’s a great
to clinch the title star catalog of Linux for these dates opportunity Metro: Last Light is 66% off on Steam, or what is the same, you will by € 10.19 / $ if you hurry to buy it.
As you know, Metro: Last Light is the only current AAA game available for Linux. Since its release for PC was six months before I got to Linux, and in a way it is a title that meets one of the wishes of many Linux users gamers. SPF quality and history
This is one of the daily deals on Steam Autumn sale, ending Tuesday.
Android is the first Linux-based operating system that prevails among the masses. Win both, in fact, that some people called him a little sarcastically “Windows mobile”. However, while the usual competition does not appear to pose any challenge to Google’s platform in 2014 could change the situation.
If we remove from the equation iOS, playing in their own league, to Windows Phone, which is unlikely to go clawing market share slowly but relentlessly, to BlackBerry, which still smells of dead … It’s the other Open Source systems based on Linux which is emerging as the most interesting opportunity to alter the status quo. Starting with …
possibly the most open of all, Mozilla system is also best positioned a priori. It has been endorsed by many companies around the world and their purpose, lower-middle range and emerging markets , are the main values highlighted by analysts.Tizen
even ruling with majority in the mobile segment, Android by not desist with Tizen . And she is not alone in the effort, although it still has the most, it is the most played.
addition to the above note, a new alliance would be brewing for one purpose: to stand up to Android. It is said that two of the star players such movement would be precisely Firefox OS and Tizen.Ubuntu
Ubuntu could not miss on this list, even though the latest news about it at least have been bittersweet: roughness on GNU / Linux, honorable failures … community must therefore expect to prosper told by Canonical and manufacturers really interested in the alternative that represents.
This past week we attended the premiere demure Jolla and Sailfish OS. The true successor to MeeGo, which looks really good, looks like the weakest contender this game. But they had a trump saved, and Sailfish OS that will be distributed free of charge to install it on any device supported by Android .
What do you think? Google will share? Piece of the pie-even by force-coming alternatives? By what you apostáis
regarding the above, Linux Mint 16 was announced on Saturday morning, so surely many regular followers of this distribution have already downloaded and installed. If you are interested you?Linux Mint 16 ‘Petra’ , this is the name of this release is to leave a bittersweet aftertaste, before even trying it. First sweet, it is evident that we will meet with Cinnamon 2.0 , more polished version to date of the desktop interface for Linux Mint GNOME 3, second because subject to the conditions set by Ubuntu 13.10 distro based on, you have approximately support means and seven months.
Indeed, Linux Mint 16 is only recommended for enthusiastic users of this distribution and the latest in general. And it would still be an interesting release, although we knew practically everything that brings, as summarized in the above, Ubuntu 13.10 Cinnamon 2.0 as background and as a way … unless you prefer more classical if possible MATE 1.6 .
Anyway, official announcements Linux Mint 16 and Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon MATE you have all the details of both releases and download links.
Also, this is a significant milestone for Linux Mint as a project that still uses GNOME applications and offering fork GNOME 2 MATE desktop environment first division, but Cinnamon 2.0 with “independent” of GNOME 3.
Last day of November last PING of the month. And I can not think what else to say, except to invite you to read on …
PING the shortie today, but we continue to talk a little game, and that while J & J is designed to take off ballast in that sense, because it is obvious tug games are having Linux , we can not spend the day talking about it … But I will remind you that offers bustling throughout the weekend, and yesterday we told you that you can add Metro: Last Light or Half-Life 2, among many others
Moreover, last week is the arrival of a new title for PC, Linux included advertised. This is Joe Danger:
ended up with a little warning: Linux Mint 16 is coming soon . The images are coming to the servers and surely announce today or tomorrow, but without knowing exactly without official announcement published will not be until Monday that we give the news. Until then …
Good weekend to everyone s!