New story! An Everyday Linux User Review Of Elementary OS 5

For the past fortnight I have been testing Elementary OS 5 to see if it is a good choice for the average computer user. The website claims that the applications have been specifically selected to be useful without bloat. This article tests those claims to the full.

New story! Microsoft lobs Windows 10, Server October 2018 update at world, minus its file-nuking 'feature', after actually doing some testing

  • The Register; By Gareth Corfield (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2018 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Wow, what a novel concept: 'Extensive internal validation' Is the Windows October 2018 update here again? Did it ever exist previously? Are we all in a feverish dream where the latest version, build 1809, is stable and fit for purpose, and Patch Tuesday was totally uneventful? Our finger hovers over the "no" button, but we live in hope of someone one day fitted a "yes" key.…

New story! Linux shuf Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2018 2:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you ever played the game of cards, you'd likely be aware of the term shuffling. A bit hard to imagine, there's a Linux command line tool that exactly does that with lines in files. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of the 'shuf' command using some easy to understand examples.

New story! Bash jq command

  • LinuxHint; By Fahmida Yesmin (Posted by linuxhint on Nov 14, 2018 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
JSON data can be read easily from JSON file by using a bash script with the jq tool, see more details and examples in this tutorial

New story! What you need to know about the GPL Cooperation Commitment

  •; By Brooke Driver (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2018 12:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Imagine what the world would look like if growth, innovation, and development were free from fear. Innovation without fear is fostered by consistent, predictable, and fair license enforcement. That is what the GPL Cooperation Commitment aims to accomplish.

New story! Automate Sysadmin Tasks with Python's os.walk Function

Using Python's os.walk function to walk through a tree of files and directories.

New story! OpenStack Now Powers 75 Public Clouds Worldwide

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 13, 2018 9:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
While a lot of attention is paid to the big three public cloud providers, OpenStack is continuing to find a broad global audience.

New story! The Best Linux Distros For Beginners

Everyone needs to start somewhere, and Linux is no different. Even though it became a meme, telling newcomers to install Gentoo isn’t very productive, and it harms the community as a whole. There are distributions that work to make themselves accessible to people of every skill level and technical aptitude. They’re often called "Beginner distributions", but they aren’t just for beginners. Actually, any one of these choices would be great for everyone, but they’re also the best places for newbies to start.

New story! Have you seen these personalities in open source?

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 13, 2018 7:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
When I worked with the Mozilla Foundation, long before the organization boasted more than a hundred and fifty staff members, we conducted a foundation-wide Myers-Briggs indicator. The Myers-Briggs is a popular personality assessment, one used widely in career planning and the business world. read more

New story! Install NFS Server and Client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Nov 13, 2018 6:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
In this article, we will explain step by step how to set up an NFS server and client which will enable you to share files from one Ubuntu system to the other.

New story! Michael Howard: Embrace of open source is destroying 'artificial definitions' of legacy vendors

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 13, 2018 4:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Oracle; Story Type: Interview
MariaDB boss says IPO is part of his 3-year plan Interview Michael Howard, Berkley grad and alumnus of Oracle and EMC, took the helm at open-source biz MariaDB almost three years ago. Reflecting on how things have changed, he reckons the biggest shift is in how both investors and enterprise have embrace open-source. Now, he has an IPO on his mind.…

New story! How to Install phpMyAdmin with Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04

phpMyAdmin is an open source PHP based tool for managing MySQL and MariaDB servers over a web-based interface. phpMyAdmin allows you to interact with MySQL databases, manage user accounts and privileges, execute SQL-statements, import and export data in a variety of data formats and much more.

New story! An introduction to Udev: The Linux subsystem for managing device events

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 13, 2018 2:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Udev is the Linux subsystem that supplies your computer with device events. In plain English, that means it's the code that detects when you have things plugged into your computer, like a network card, external hard drives (including USB thumb drives), mouses, keyboards, joysticks and gamepads, DVD-ROM drives, and so on. That makes it a potentially useful utility, and it's well-enough exposed that a standard user can manually script it to do things like performing certain tasks when a certain hard drive is plugged in. read more

New story! How to build your private cloud office using virtual app appliances

Recently, a new method of installing integrated solutions has been introduced: virtual app appliances, which are basically VirtualBox or VMware images that consist of the apps, UCS management system and the UCS runtime environment. It gets ready-to-use pre-configured applications installed on private server with minimum expertise.

New story! The open source racer 'SuperTuxKart' is looking for testers to try their new online play

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Nov 13, 2018 11:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
SuperTuxKart, one of the stalwarts of Linux open source gaming is finally getting online multiplayer. They're also now asking for testers.

New story! iSH - An iOS Linux Shell for Your iPhone or iPad

Have you ever wanted to run a Linux shell on your iOS device to transfer files, write shell scripts, or simply to use Vi to develop code or edit files? Now you can, with a project called iSH that is currently available as a TestFlight beta for iOS devices.

iSH is a project that aims to bring a Linux shell to iOS devices using a usermode x86 emulator. iSH is built on the Alpine Linux distro, which is designed to have a small footprint, be secure, and easy to use with little or no distracting bells and whistles.

New story! 4 tips for learning Golang

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 13, 2018 9:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the summer of 2014... read more

New story! What does your Linux setup look like?

For reasons related to human psychology, we love to compare. In the tech world, people want to know what other people's laptop stickers look like, what text editors and distros they love (and hate), and, of course, details about their Linux setups. Our friend, Steve Ovadia has a whole blog dedicated to the question "What's your Linux rig?"

New story! Palliative care for Windows 10 Mobile like a Crimean field hospital, but with even less effort

Dying OS abandoned by carers. Although Microsoft officially supports Windows 10 Mobile, each update breaks new things – and it has reached comical proportions. Or tragic, if you're still using it.…

New story! Firefox Ups the Ante with Latest Test Pilot Experiment: Price Wise and Email Tabs

Over the last few years, the Test Pilot team has developed innovative features for Firefox desktop and mobile, collaborating directly with Firefox users to improve the browser – from reminders … Read more The post Firefox Ups the Ante with Latest Test Pilot Experiment: Price Wise and Email Tabs appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

New story! Wrap GObjects in Python

Python is a wonderful language for coding graphical interfaces. Thanks to the speed at which working code can be written and the lack of a time-consuming compile cycle, interfaces can be up and running in minutes and usable not long after that. Couple this with Python's ability to easily link to native libraries, and an excellent environment emerges. Learning how to wrap GTK+ C modules for use in Python will enable you to use a C-coded GObject in Python whenever you like, whether or not you're especially proficient in C.

New story! Here's What You Need to Play Total War: WARHAMMER II on Linux and macOS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 13, 2018 3:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
UK based video games publisher Feral Interactive revealed today the official system requirements of the Total War: WARHAMMER II video game for Linux and Mac systems.

New story! A Free Guide for Setting Your Open Source Strategy

  • - Original Content; By Amber Ankerholz (Posted by bob on Nov 13, 2018 1:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
Running an open source program office involves creating a strategy to help you define and implement your approach as well as measure your progress. The Open Source Guides to the Enterprise, developed by The Linux Foundation in partnership with the TODO Group, offer open source expertise based on years of experience and practice.

New story! How to Install Zimbra Collaboration Suite 8.8 on Ubuntu

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 13, 2018 12:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The Zimbra Collaboration Server is a mail server, collaborative web application and a web-based mail server admin console in a single application. It provides LDAP, antivirus, antispam, collaboration features and an ajax webmail client. Zimbra is easy to use for administrators as well as end users due to its fast Ajax-based web interface.

New story! Managing VMs with the Virtual Machine Manager

Explore the use of virt-manager, its capabilities on modest hardware, and how to use it to manage and monitor live VM performance.

New story! Stay classy: Amazon's Jassy gets sassy with Larry

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 12, 2018 10:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Oracle; Story Type: News Story
AWS boss claims consumer division has switched off Oracle data warehouse Amazon’s consumer business has switched off its Oracle data warehouse and will be almost Big Red-free by Christmas – at least according to AWS boss Andy Jassy.…

New story! Modular automation controller builds on UP Squared SBC

Techbase is shipping a Linux-friendly industrial automation controller called the ModBerry M2000 based on the UP Squared SBC, featuring GbE, SATA, and M.2. Polish development firm Techbase offers a growing family of industrial control computers based on popular SBCs such as the Raspberry Pi 3B+ based ModBerry M500 and UP board based ModBerry M1000. Now, […]

New story! Odd Realm is a sandbox settlement builder inspired by Dwarf Fortress and Rimworld with Linux support

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Nov 12, 2018 7:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Inspired by the likes of Dwarf Fortress and Rimworld, Odd Realm is a sandbox settlement builder currently in Early Access on itch with full Linux support.

New story! How to set up PySpark for your Jupyter notebook

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 12, 2018 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
Apache Spark is one of the hottest frameworks in data science. It realizes the potential of bringing together big data and machine learning. This is because: read more

New story! OpenStack vs. Cloud Foundry vs. Kubernetes: What Fits Where?

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 12, 2018 5:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
VIDEO: Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO at SUSE, explains how the three major open-source cloud technologies intersect at his company.

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