New story! True Believer

The calendar page had recently flipped to the new century when I had my own Road To Damascus moment. It was, in the truest sense of the phrase, a profound revelation. It built up in me like an electrical charge. A moment I realized that the monitor in front of me reflected something that was going to not only change my life, but had the potential to change lives of millions.

New story! Blueberry Pi DIY hacker board taps Allwinner V3

Marcel Thürmer has posted schematics for building a two-layer, Linux-ready “Blueberry Pi” SBC with a solderable, Cortex-A7 Allwinner V3 with 64MB RAM, plus WiFi/BT, Ethernet, USB, RGB, MIPI-CSI, and a 26-pin RPi header. Hardware developer Marcel Thürmer has gone to Hackaday to announce the release of open schematics for DIYers to build a Linux hacker […]

New story! Linux Application Sandboxing And Distribution Framework Flatpak Reaches Version 1.0 Stable

Flatpak, the Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework, has reached version 1.0 stable. Compared to the previous stable series (0.10.x), the new version should have faster installation and updates, it allows marking applications as end-of-life, and it asks the user to confirm app permissions at install time, among other improvements.

New story! Decentralize common Fedora apps with Cjdns

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2018 8:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Are you worried about a few huge corporations controlling the web? Don’t like censorship on centralized social media sites like facebook and twitter? You need to decentralize! The internet was designed to be decentralized. Many common activities, from social media to email to voice calls, don’t actually require a centralized service. The basic requirement for […]

New story! Linux chfn Command Tutorial for Beginners (6 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2018 7:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
A user in Linux has a lot of information associated with it, including home and office phone numbers, office room number, and more. We usually skip filling this information (as it's all optional) while creating a user. But did you know there exists a command that lets you tweak all this information?

New story! Introduction to writing pipelines-as-code and implementing DevOps with Jenkins 2

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2018 6:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One of the key ideas of DevOps is infrastructure-as-code—having the infrastructure for your delivery/deployment pipeline expressed in code—just as the products that flow it. read more

New story! What Does "Ethical" AI Mean for Open Source?

Artificial intelligence is a threat—and an opportunity—for open source.

New story! Mozilla files arguments against the FCC latest step in fight to save net neutrality

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2018 4:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Today, Mozilla filed our brief in Mozilla v. FCC – alongside other companies, trade groups, states, and organizations – to defend net neutrality rules against the FCC’s rollback that went...

New story! Add and Manage User Accounts in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Aug 20, 2018 2:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial shows you how to add and manage user accounts and groups effectively on Ubuntu 18.04 trough GUI and on the Shell.

New story! Microsoft and Linux's love-in heats up as SUSE tunes kernel for Azure

VIDEO: Microsoft and Linux continue to move ever closer, with the announcement that SUSE has developed a custom Linux kernel tailored to Microsoft Azure.

New story! First time with Linux: 30 installation tales

The Linux kernel turns another year older on Saturday, August 25. Twenty-six years ago it may have felt to the creator and BDFL Linus Torvalds that Linux would only amount to satisfying the needs of one. But today we know it has changed the lives of many. To celebrate, thirty of our readers share what their first Linux distro and installation was like. Some of their stories are magical, some maniacal. And, it's no surprise that the tension and passion of these Linux lovers is palpable. read more

New story! How to Install Anchor CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2018 11:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Anchor CMS is a free, open source, simple, lightweight and powerful content management system. It is specially designed with performance with a focus on simplicity and elegance. This guide will explain how to install Anchor CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

New story! GIMP 2.10.6 Released With Vertical Text Support, Other Improvements

GIMP 2.10.6 was released yesterday, just one and a half months after the previous release. Even though this stable branch is mostly for bug fixes, quite a few new features and improvements were added with this release, like support for vertical text, two new filters or vertical straightening.

New story! flameshot – simple to use screenshot program

  • LinuxLinks.com; By Luke Baker (Posted by sde on Aug 20, 2018 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, Linux
Flameshot is an easy to use, open source, Qt-based screenshot utility which is adept at capturing custom areas of a desktop.

New story! Keeping patient data safe with open source tools

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2018 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Healthcare is experiencing a revolution. In a tightly regulated and ancient industry, the use of free and open source software make it uniquely positioned to see a great deal of progress. read more

New story! How to install Linux applications on Chrome OS

  • Android Police; By Corbin Davenport (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2018 2:06 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Chrome, Linux
One of the most exciting new features in Chrome OS is the ability to run applications designed for Linux. Most software that can run on Ubuntu, Debian, or other Linux distributions will work. This is the first time it has been possible to (officially) run traditional desktop software on Chromebooks, and the possibilities are endless.

New story! Opera 55 Web Browser Debuts with Easier Installation of Chrome Extensions, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 19, 2018 11:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Chrome
Opera Software has promoted this week the Opera 55 Chromium-based web browser to the stable channel for all supported platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.

New story! How to Install R on Ubuntu 18.04

  • linuxize.com; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Aug 19, 2018 8:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial will guide you through the steps of installing R on an Ubuntu 18.04 machine.

New story! Linux users finally get a decent podcasts app called, well, ‘Podcasts’

  • dignited; By Clinton Madegwa (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2018 5:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
A new app for Linux now makes it easy to follow, fave and listen to your favourite podcasts on the Linux desktop. The client for Linux desktop is designed specifically for the Gnome desktop environment but it should work well with other desktop environments.

New story! 10 Efficient Raspberry Add-ons To Enhance Performance - Part 8

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 19, 2018 2:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Sometimes you may find yourself in great need to improve the functionality of your Raspberry Pi. There is a good chance your Raspberry does not support the functionality you want. There is also a chance that it supports your dream functionality but with the help of an external tool. An add-on in other words. It is pretty obvious that your dream add-on exists in the market or someone somewhere is cracking an algorithm to build. Never mind, here we compile a list of the best add-ons to get for your Raspberry in 2018.

New story! Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst on strategy and culture

  • itwire; By David M Williams (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2018 9:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat Inc. is a successful, public open source software company. It’s the first open source company to crack $1b in revenue and is closing in on $3b. Here is some advice from the CEO for your own business.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.18 Now Available for Linux Lite Users, Here's How to Install It

Once again, Linux Lite users are among the first to install the latest Linux kernel series on their GNU/Linux distribution as project manager Jerry Bezencon announced the availability of Linux kernel 4.18 for all supported Linux Lite releases.

New story! Industrial Mini-ITX board pumps up with Coffee Lake

Commell’s “LV-67X” Mini-ITX board runs on 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” processors, with up to 32GB DDR4, 3x SATA, triple 4K displays, USB 3.1, and PCIe x16 and mini-PCIe expansion.

New story! How to check your CentOS Version

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to find your CentOS version. There are several ways to check what version of CentOS you are running.

New story! Tesla open sources its security software, Hollywood goes open source, and more news

  • Opensource.com; By Scott Nesbitt (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2018 12:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Tesla open sourcing its security software, Hollywood's new open source foundation, Creative Commons' $800K investment, and more.

New story! Zephyr Project Embraces RISC-V with New Members and Expanded Board Support

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2018 10:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer, Linux
The Linux Foundation’s Zephyr Project, which is developing the open source Zephyr real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, announced six new members, including RISC-V members Antmicro and SiFive. The project also announced expanded support for developer boards.

New story! Endless OS and Asus, Update on L1TF Exploit, Free Red Hat DevConf.US in Boston, Linux 4.19 Kernel Update

Here's four recent news topics.

New story! AMDGPU-PRO 18.30 Radeon Linux Driver Released with Support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 18, 2018 7:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
AMD released a new major version of its AMDGPU-PRO graphics driver for Radeon GPUs to users of Linux-based operating systems, Radeon Software for Linux 18.30.

New story! GitHub goes off the Rails as Microsoft closes in

Ruby shop turns to Go, Java, and Kubernetes for platform makeover Analysis GitHub invited a handful of journalists to its San Francisco headquarters to explain how the social code hosting biz is evolving from a website into a platform.…

New story! How to Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we’ll provide a step by step instructions about how to set up Apache Virtual Hosts on a CentOS 7 server.

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