New story! Mirantis enters the Kubernetes game and ups its OpenStack play

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2017 8:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Besides managing OpenStack clouds, Mirantis is adding cloud container management to its skillset with Kubernetes.

New story! The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Doky

  • Linux.com; By Libby Clark (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2017 6:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Doky is a Linux-based online operating system that provides cloud collaboration and storage and a quickly growing, fully integrated set of virtual desktop apps. Its free web and mobile platform can replace the functions of a local computer, allowing users to access their desktop, data, tabs and more securely from any computer, anywhere, anytime.

New story! 5 ways to succeed at learning a programming language

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2017 4:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Whether you're taking up programming for the first time, or learning your 50th language, you might ask, "What's the best way to learn to program?" I surveyed dozens of people who taught themselves to program in Rust as part of my OSCON talk in 2016, and asked the expert autodidacts what advice they would give to others for picking up a new language. I found that despite their diverse backgrounds, all of my interviewees shared five common approaches to building new programming skills. read more

New story! Ubuntu 17.10 Codename Released

Recently Ubuntu has been the talk of the town due to Mark shuttleworth's announcement on discontinuation of Unity 8 development. Now there is another news coming from Ubuntu which is the release of codename of its upcoming Ubuntu version, i.e. Ubuntu 17.10. It's Artful Aardvark!

New story! Collabora Office 5.3 Officially Released, Based on LibreOffice 5.3 Office Suite

Collabora was proud to announce the official release of Collabora Office 5.3 office suite based on the latest stable LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite.

New story! How to Set Up Your Own Linux Photo Management System with Lychee

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Apr 23, 2017 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Ever wanted to have your own self-hosted Linux photo management system? Lychee is a tool that allows users to upload and catalog their photo collections.

New story! Steam For Linux Steam review

Technically, physically, mentally, chemically games are those things which make us feel like a child again. Age doesn’t matter, what matter is that spirit that is inside us, that “gamer” spirit. When I joined Linux two years ago, I installed steam firstly to get my games from windows back. Now I've got a library of limitless free and paid games having my CS: GO too. I am a daily CS: GO, player. All my favorite games are on Linux via steam. That is why I decided to review it for you guys who are new to Linux world and are in a doubt that how to use steam, what is steam? All answers are here. So here is Steam for Linux.

New story! systemd-free Devuan Linux hits version 1.0.0

Unix greybeards issue release candidate and proclaim init freedom Devuan, the effort to build a systemd-free version of Debian, has released Devuan Jessie 1.0.0, a release candidate felt to be just about the finished article.…

New story! Libreboot Wants Back Into GNU

Early this morning, Libreboot’s lead developer Leah Rowe posted a notice to the project’s website and a much longer post to the project’s subreddit, indicating that she would like to submit (or resubmit, it’s not clear how that would work at this point) the project to “rejoin the GNU Project.”

New story! Containers, a Great Privacy Add-On Currently in Firefox Test Pilot

While not Linux specific by any means, here is a Firefox add-on (currently in Firefox Test Pilot) that I've been using and I believe is beneficial to any Firefox user, especially those who want a bit of extra privacy. Containers are basically a way of isolating tabs to their own profiles (profile-per-tab, if you like). This isn't quite the same as separate profiles that Firefox allows you to start up the browser with, but the result is quite similar nonetheless: tabs are confined to their particular container, including cookies and login data.

New story! EFF Says Google Chromebooks Are Still Spying on Students

Google still hasn't shed its "bad guy" clothes when it comes to the data it collects on underage students. In fact, the Electronic Frontier Foundation says the company continues to massively collect and store information on children without their consent or their parents'. Not even school administrators fully understand the extent of this operation, the EFF says.

New story! (Satire) Canonical Reboots Convergence; Introduces the No Desktop Environment

  • The Linux Rain; By Andrew Powell (Posted by eldersnake on Apr 22, 2017 11:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor
Just mere days after the news broke that Canonical would be using the GNOME desktop environment in the default release of the Ubuntu operating system, following the news of the company also dropping the Unity desktop and the greater goal of "convergence", newly re-appointed Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has shocked the Linux community with yet another bombshell - to reboot the plans for convergence, through what he calls the "No Desktop Environment".

New story! Creating personalized Ubuntu, Mint and Debian ISOs for Intel Mini PCs

Normally Linux distribution ISOs work perfectly when written to a USB for booting as a 'Live USB' allowing both usage and installation of the distro. Unfortunately with the introduction of Intel Atom based mini PCs the issue of requiring a 32-bit bootloader to boot a 64-bit OS arose

New story! New Open Door Policy for GitHub Developer Program

GitHub has opened the doors on its three year old GitHub Developer Program. As of Monday, developers no longer need to have paid accounts to participate.

New story! Intellectual Discovery and Microsoft Feed Patent Trolls Like Intellectual Ventures Which Then Strategically Attack Rivals

Like a swarm of blood-sucking bats, patent trolls prey on affluent companies that derive their wealth from GNU/Linux and freedom-respecting software (Free/libre software)

New story! Linux Kernels 4.10.12, 4.9.24 LTS and 4.4.63 LTS Bring x86 and OrangeFS Changes

Only three days after releasing the Linux 4.10.11, 4.9.23 LTS and 4.4.62 LTS kernels, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the release of a new set of maintenance updates for the Linux 4.10, 4.9, and 4.4 kernel series.

New story! X-ES spins Enterprise Linux BSP for its x86 boards

X-ES launched a RHEL-compatible “X-ES Enterprise Linux” distro optimized for its x86 COMs and SBCs starting with its recent Xeon/Broadwell VPX and VME SBCs. Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), which has supported its embedded boards with Gentoo Linux, will now offer a Red Hat flavored X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) board support package option as the default, […]

New story! 12 ways to maintain your existing community: How you deal with difficult conversations?

Help us collect community knowledge by blogging about the weekly community management theme. Blog posts are due the following Thursday after each new theme is announced. Next week's challenge is Difficult Conversations. Check out ways to recruit new community members in week #1 blogging challenge. read more

New story! 3 open source code libraries to handle MARC-formatted records

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 22, 2017 10:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Welcome back to Nooks & Crannies! After a month off for my wedding, I've been digging around for some interesting bits for upcoming columns. This month, I'll take a look at some open source code libraries that developers can use to handle MARC-formatted records. read more

New story! OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 22, 2017 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.

New story! Android 6.0.1 Released for Asus Tinker Board

Asus has now made available their first release of the Android operating system on the Asus Tinker Board. Asus has labelled the release as TinkerOS_Android V13.11.0.2 (Beta version). It’s a release of Android 6.0.1 running on kernel 3.10.0.

New story! Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04

GNOME all the way, baby Review The arrival of Ubuntu 17.04 this month was completely overshadowed by Mark Shuttleworth's decision to abandon the Unity desktop for a stock GNOME Shell interface.…

New story! Top 5: Projects for Raspberry Pi at home, how to write fast Python, and more

In this week's top 5, we highlight projects for Raspberry Pi at home, how to write fast and thread-safe Python, 12 ways to study a new programming language, a Linux-friendly amplifier for listening to music, and 3 open source boilerplate web design templates. Top 5 articles of the week 5. 3 open source boilerplate web design templates read more

New story! Patent-holding company uses ex-Nokia patents to sue Apple, phone carriers

Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC, a unit of Acacia, has sued Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The company says that the five industry giants infringe four patents related to basic cell phone technologies. All four patents originated at Nokia, which has been sharing its patents in so-called "patent privateering" arrangements for some years now.

New story! Bryan Lunduke Interviews Richard Stallman

Last Friday, the Linux Tycoon (as well as the guy who's been known to say "Linux sucks"), Bryan Lunduke, sat down for a free form interview with Richard Stallman. We figured that no dyed-in-the-wool FOSSer would want to miss that.

New story! 5 lessons learned when developing my first web app

  • Opensource.com; By Moin Shaikh (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2017 9:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I developed my first web app as part of my final project in college. Instead of developing a web app only for the purpose of completing my project, I chose to develop one that could solve a real-world problem. I decided to create Cyber Manager, an online cyber cafe management system for cyber cafe administrators, which has been downloaded nearly 3,000 times since I first uploaded it on SourceForge.net in 2011.

New story! Linux Backlight Brightness Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Freedom Penguin; By Matt Hartley (Posted by extradudeguy on Apr 21, 2017 7:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
The first tip I’d recommend is to go into your power management preferences, make sure your settings for “on AC” and “on battery” are set to not dim display when idle. This is usually a checkbox found for both AC and battery tabs. Also, do the same with the option for “Reduce backlight brightness” in the battery section. To make sure the changes take immediate effect, be sure to restart your computer.

New story! Raspberry Pi HAT does 3G/HSPA, and GNSS too

Linkwave’s “Pilot” is a Raspberry Pi HAT add-on with a Sierra Wireless HL 3G/HSPA radio, a SIM slot, as well as a GNNS location chip. Sierra Wireless announced that Linkwave Technologies has released a $101 3G/HSPA wireless add-on for the Raspberry Pi. The Pilot board incorporates a Sierra Wireless HL module for 3G/HSPA cellular data […]

New story! Debian-Based Elive 2.9.0 Beta Finally Brings Persistence, Netsurf Web Browser

The development cycle of the Debian-based Elive 3.0 GNU/Linux distribution continues, and a new Beta milestone was launched today, April 21, 2017, for early adopters and public beta testers.

New story! How to find top CPU consuming processes in Linux.

Major part of sysadmin time goes into finding the cause of the load on the system eg. Finding processes which are consuming the resources. This post will help you with how to quickly find top CPU consuming processes in Linux.

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