New story! Linux-friendly embedded computer runs on Apollo Lake power

Axiomtek has released a rugged, Ubuntu-ready “eBOX627-312-FL” embedded PC with a dual-core Celeron N3350, 2x GbE, 6x USB, and 4x serial ports plus mini-PCIe, HDMI, SATA, and “Flexible I/O.” The eBOX627-312-FL is a more rugged spin on two earlier eBOX industrial computers equipped with Intel’s Apollo Lake generation Celeron N3350 SoC: the low-profile eBOX100-312-FL and […]

New story! Learn how to install several VPN protocols on your Linux device

Linux is one of the most used operating systems, and it is highly regarded for its top-notch security and privacy features. However, it is never a bad idea to mix in a VPN with powerful encryption just to add that extra layer of security.

New story! GNU Linux-Libre 4.18 Kernel Officially Released for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom

Alexandre Oliva announced the release and general availability of the GNU Linux-libre 4.18 kernel for Linux users seeking 100% freedom for their personal computers.

New story! DevSecOps: How to conquer 3 big culture challenges

  • e; By Kevin Casey (Posted by crudder on Aug 16, 2018 6:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Tips for building a DevSecOps culture that bakes security into development from the start

New story! Garbage collection in Perl 6

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2018 4:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the first article in this series on migrating Perl 5 code to Perl 6, we looked into some of the issues you might encounter when porting your code. In this second article, we’ll get into how garbage collection differs in Perl 6. read more

New story! MariaDB administration commands for beginners

MariaDB is an open-source Relational Database & is a community developed forked-out version of MySQL database. MariaDB has replaced MySQL as default database in RHEL/CentOS 7.

In this tutorial, we

New story! How to Install Asterisk on Debian 9

  • https://www.rosehosting.com/blog/how-to-install-asterisk-on-debian-9/; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 16, 2018 2:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux
In this tutorial, we will walk you through the installation of Asterisk on a Debian 9 VPS. Asterisk is the most popular open source software implementation of a telephone private branch exchange (PBX).

New story! Major Zorin OS Linux Release Is Coming This Fall Based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

The Zorin OS developers announced the release and general availability of Zorin OS 12.4, the fourth maintenance update to the latest Zorin OS 12 operating system series based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

New story! An introduction to the Django Python web app framework

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2018 11:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
In the first three articles of this four-part series comparing different Python web frameworks, we covered the Pyramid, Flask, and Tornado web frameworks. We've built the same app three times and have finally made our way to Django. read more

New story! Happy Birthday, Debian. Here are 10 Interesting Facts about Debian project

  • It's FOSS; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by abhishekpc on Aug 16, 2018 10:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
One of the oldest Linux distribution still in development, Debian has just turned 25. Let’s have a look at some interesting facts about this awesome FOSS project.

New story! How to Monitor your Linux Server using osquery

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2018 9:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Osquery is an open source Operating System monitoring, query, and analytics software. Created by Facebook, it exposes an operating system as a high-performance relational database that can be queried using SQL-based queries. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install osquery on

New story! How to Use htop to Monitor System Processes in Ubuntu 18.04

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Aug 16, 2018 8:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
In this article, we will show you how to install and use htop to monitor processes in Ubuntu. Htop is a Linux command line tool with a functionality that is similar to Windows Task manager.

New story! NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Aug 16, 2018 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Thanks to a little Twitter tip, we've learned today that NVIDIA are indeed working to provide better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux.

New story! Akademy 2018 Tuesday BoF Wrapup

Tuesday continued the Akademy BoFs, group sessions and hacking. There is a wrapup session at the end of the day so that what happened in the different rooms can be shared with everyone including those not present. Watch Tuesday's wrapup session in the video.

New story! FOSS Software Alternatives to Popular Proprietary Software

A list of FOSS alternatives to popular proprietary software was compiled in to what is now a popular infographic by anonymiss@despora.de. We've contributed by making a text list of the infographic. Now it's your turn-- tell us what FOSS alternatives you recommend in each category and we'll add them to this master list.

New story! How to Create a Dummy Zombie Process in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

As software testers, we sometimes need to know how a zombie process looks like on our system. If there is no zombie process running on your system, you can create a dummy for testing purposes as described in this article.

New story! Embedded Linux Conference Europe tackles techs diversity problem

The Linux Foundation has posted session descriptions for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe and OpenIoT Summit Europe, to be held Oct. 22-24, in Edinburgh, with topics ranging from RISC-V to deep learning to workplace diversity.

New story! Google bod want cookies to crumble and be remade into something more secure

Shifting session identifiers into HTTP works, but Facebook and others won't be happy. A key member of the Google Chrome security team has proposed the death of cookies to be replaced with secure HTTP tokens.…

New story! .snap Vs ,deb Package

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 16, 2018 12:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
With the growth of Linux applications in quantity and quality also comes the concern of security. Even with few cases of Linux attack known cases available it is possible to be attacked by virus or hackers or malware.

New story! Railway computer runs Linux on Kaby Lake

Lanner’s rugged, Linux-friendly “R6S” railway computer runs on an Intel 7th Gen Core i7-7600U chip and offers 10x M12 PoE ports, 3x mini-PCIe slots, and EN 50155 and EN 45545 certification. The R6S uses the same dual-core, Kaby Lake Core i7-7600U CPU as Lanner’s recent V6S vehicle surveillance NVR computer and similarly offers 10x GbE […]

New story! How to navigate your GNOME Linux desktop with only a keyboard

Almost ever since I first started using Linux, I've been on a mission to find the perfect window manager. My first experience with Linux was in the late 90s, and I first tried installing it on my own in the early 2000s. Like many converts, my previous experience was largely with Windows, and so my early mission was to find an experience that closely replicated Windows, or at least let me interact with it in a familiar way. read more

New story! From the Vault: Quick and Dirty SSH Tunneling

Shawn shows us how to set up a quick SSH tunnel for accessing a computer behind a remote firewall. He demonstrates this from his hotel room 400 miles away from his home network!

New story! Valve may be adding support for using compatibility tools for playing games on different operating systems

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Aug 15, 2018 9:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Reddit seems to be buzzing with information from SteamDB showing indications that Valve might be adding support for compatibility tools to enable you to play games on operating systems they weren't designed for, like Wine

New story! How to Back Up Your PostgreSQL Database

  • LinuxHostSupport.com; By LinuxHostSupport (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 15, 2018 8:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Database backups are extremely important and absolutely necessary for protection against data loss. The lack of database backups can totally mess up business operations and can be devastating for a business. In this tutorial below we will teach you how to backup a PostreSQL database. PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system used by many developers to store and manipulate data for their applications and websites.

New story! How software users are like kittens

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2018 7:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's summer,1 it's hot, nobody wants to work. What we all want to do is look at pictures of cute kittens and go "ahhh." So I'm going to exploit you all with an article about kittens and (vaguely about) security. It's light-hearted, it's fluffy, and it has a picture of two of our cats at the top of it. What's not to like? read more

New story! Install and Use The Signal Encrypted Messenger App

Do you wish there was a more secure option for sending text messages and even making calls from your phone? Wouldn't it be great if that option utilized end-to-end encryption to ensure that your communications were entirely protected? Well, that option exists in the form of Signal.

New story! How to Schedule Tasks on Ubuntu 18.04 Using Crontab

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Aug 15, 2018 5:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial shows you how to run programs at a specific time or in a given interval on Ubuntu by using the crontab. In this example, we will set up a backup job with the tar command to run once a week.

New story! Shuffling Letters and Words

My last few articles have described building a pretty sophisticated password generator, except for one thing: I never quite got to the point of scrambling the end result to add a second level of randomness. I sidestepped the issue by saying it was an exercise for the reader, but in fact, it's a pretty interesting problem, so let's look at it here.

New story! Troubleshooting PMF for more secure WiFi on Fedora 28

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2018 3:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
The latest wpa_supplicant package for Fedora 28 includes compile-time support for PMF (Protected Management Frames). This is a good thing, as it protects against a set of WiFi replay attacks. However, a small number of users reported WiFi connectivity problems after an upgrade to Fedora 28.

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