New story! Python 3.6.0 in Fedora 26

On December 23, 2016, the Python community released Python 3.6.0, the latest version of the popular programming language. The upcoming Fedora 26 release will include Python 3.6.0. Users running Fedora Rawhide already enjoy Python 3.6. For those who want to experience the new... Continue Reading →

New story! Secret Agent Man

It used to be that only the paranoid among us focused on strict security practices, yet these days, it seems like people are stepping up their games with respect to encryption, password policy and how they approach their computers in general. Although I always have considered myself more inside that paranoid camp than outside of it, I even have found myself stepping up my game lately.

New story! Version control for your Linux /etc/ directory

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 1, 2017 12:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
One of the many advantages of Linux, UNIX, and similar operating systems is that everything is a file and that most of your configuration is done via text files, allowing you to easily read and write to them with any tool you choose. To monitor your configuration, you have many tools for automating configurations, providing you with detailed control over how your systems are configured. You can easily compare different versions of a configuration file to see any changes. Tracking specific configurations and changes over time allows you to: read more

New story! Linux Security Fundamentals Part 6: Introduction to nmap

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 1, 2017 11:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In last week’s tutorial, we tried out tcpdump and wireshark, two of the most useful tools for troubleshooting what is happening as network traffic is transmitted and received on the system. nmap is another essential tool for troubleshooting and discovering information about the network...

New story! Raspberry Pi Zero W: The smart person's guide

This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about the tiny $10 computer, the latest from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

New story! How to Securely Transfer Files Between Servers with scp

  •; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Mar 1, 2017 9:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
If you run a live or home server, moving files between local machines or two remote machines is a basic requirement. There are many ways to achieve that. In this article, we talk about scp (secure copy command) that encrypts the transferred file and password so no one can snoop. With scp you don’t have to start an FTP session or log into the system.

New story! Why a Chrome OS and Android merger isn't what we really need

If you're a Chromebook user, you might have momentarily longed for an Android app or two for ChromeOS. Here's why this might not be such a good idea.

New story! SHA-1 collision can break SVN code repositories

The WebKit repository was corrupted after someone committed two colliding PDF files to it.

New story! How To Reset root Password in Ubuntu?

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 1, 2017 6:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
So this happens, on occasion, you may forget your Ubuntu password. Screwed right? Not really. There are ways you can reset root password in Ubuntu. Just read along, I'll provide you solutions. We will do this in 3 different ways.

New story! Raspberry Pi Zero W features WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity for IoT

  •; By Francesco Mondello (Posted by Faster3ck on Mar 1, 2017 4:52 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Raspberry Pi
Today, Raspberry Pi celebrates 5 years from the launch of its first version in 2012 launching a new product: the Raspberry Pi Zero W.

New story! Ubuntu Core ported to new Dell IoT gateway and an i.MX6 COM

Ubuntu Core will run on Dell’s Edge Gateway 3000, and is available on Technologic’s i.MX6-based TS-4900 COM. It will soon appear on a LimeNET base station. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Canonical announced several more takers for its IoT-oriented Ubuntu Core distribution. When Dell unveiled its compact, $399-and-up Edge Gateway 3000 series of Intel […]

New story! Study Python with Open-Source Books

This article selects 27 quality Python books. Readers are presented with a diverse set of books with general texts designed for beginners, intermediate, and advanced programmers. More task-specific books are featured too. For example, 4 of the books focus on writing Python games. Python is very popular in scientific fields, so a smattering of scientific focused titles are presented too. All of the books are released under an open source license.

New story! 4 stages of open leadership development

As I shared in the first part of my "Open Leadership Development" series, we started building our leadership development system at Red Hat many years ago, by finding great leadership training designed for conventional organizations, and adapting it to fit our open organization. read more

New story! OpenStack Ocata Improves Container Support

For the uninitiated, OpenStack is a platform designed to give enterprises the ability to run an AWS style cloud platform from their data centers. It's a huge undertaking, consisting of nearly 20 sub-projects, all of which have supplied updates to this edition. And while Ocata might be seen as something of a maintenance release, it's not without some new goodies added to the mix -- mostly revolving around containers.

New story! How To Make A Multiboot USB In Linux And Windows

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Feb 28, 2017 11:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Do you wish to make a multiboot USB? Do you want to have multiple OSes on a USB drive for installation or for recovering other systems? Do you want to boot and use multiple operating systems from your USB drive, I got you covered. Let us look at two ways of achieving this.

New story! molly-guard - Protects Machines from Accidental Shutdowns/Reboots

molly-guard is a handy utility which protects machines from accidental shutdowns/reboots by asking your hostname.

New story! Raspberry Pi Zero W adds WiFi and Bluetooth for only $5 more

Raspberry Pi Trading launched the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a WiFi and Bluetooth version of the Pi Zero selling for $10. There’s also a new case for both Zeros. In honor of the 5th anniversary of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi Trading hardware unit has launched a wireless […]

New story! Best Linux for Old Laptops

Linux is known for offering tremendous overall hardware compatibility, but Linux is most famous for its compatibility with older laptop hardware. This article will share some of the best Linux distros for old laptop hardware and also touch on what the minimum requirements are for each distro.

New story! Red Hat Updates Ansible Tower to Improve DevOps Workflows

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 28, 2017 6:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
Ansible Tower 3.1 update adds new multi-workflow playbook DevOps capabilities to Red Hat's IT automation platform, as well as enhanced search and scale-out clustering features.

New story! 6 Reasons Why Open Source Software Lowers Development Costs

  •; By Bill Weinberg (Posted by bob on Feb 28, 2017 5:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Using OSS can significantly reduce development costs in a number of proven ways. It can be much less expensive to acquire than commercially-licensed software or in-house developed software. These cost savings start with acquisition, but extend to deployment, support, and maintenance.

New story! MySQL 8 is coming

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 28, 2017 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL; Story Type: News Story
MySQL 8 is coming and it is going to be a big change. MySQL 5.7 has been out for well over a year and has been very well received with its native JSON data type, increased security, and better performance. But there are some things about 5.7 that needed modernization and that is why MySQL 8 is on the way. read more

New story! How To Send Encrypted Emails In Linux

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Feb 28, 2017 3:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Though social media has reduced the need of sending emails but still for almost all professional reasons we send emails. Our emails are the online letters and contain useful information hence the information must be protected. In this article, we'll discuss how we can send encrypted emails in Linux

New story! Community Software, Science Fiction, and The Machine

Not many presentations can start with a video co-promoting a new computer and the latest Star Trek movie, but Mark Atwood, Director of Open Source Engagement at HP Enterprise, started his LinuxCon Europe keynote with a video about The Machine and Star Trek Beyond.

New story! Pi Zero Wireless out now for $10

Today, on the fifth anniversary of the release of the original Raspberry Pi, the Foundation has released Pi Zero W, a Pi Zero with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, for $10. The original Pi Zero was great (and still is!)—but many people found its lack of wireless connectivity an inconvenience. Now with Zero W, you can connect to the Internet without using any adapters, and you can even use a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard rather than wired USB, or use a Bluetooth speaker for audio. The latest addition to the Raspberry Pi family has the same specifications as the original Pi Zero: read more

New story! How to use markers and perform text selection in Vim

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 28, 2017 11:43 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
When using GUI-based text/source code editors, some features are a given, such as selecting text. I mean, most of us won't even consider this a feature anymore. But that's not the case with command line based editors like Vim. Specifically for Vim, when only using keyboard, you'll have to learn certain commands in order to select text the way you want. In this tutorial we will discuss this feature as well as the 'marks' feature of Vim in detail.

New story! Looks like Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' may be coming to Linux

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 28, 2017 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Awesome news to start the day, not only is Torment now available, but it seems like Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' may be heading to Linux.

New story! Choosing the Best Linux Filesystem for Your SSD

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Feb 28, 2017 9:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
When setting up a new Linux install with an SSD, many don’t know what file system to go with. Here are some of the best Linux filesystems for SSD that you can use.

New story! IoT gateway runs mainline Linux on i.MX7

Compulab’s “IOT-GATE-iMX7” gateway runs mainline Linux on its CL-SOM-iMX7 COM, and offers optional GbE, 3G, WiFi, BT, and ZigBee. Compulab has launched a Linux-driven Internet of Things gateway built around its CL-SOM-iMX7 COM, featuring NXP’s power-sipping i.MX7 SoC. The embedded world is awash in i.MX6-based IoT gateways, but this is the first i.MX7 based model we’ve seen.

New story! Sony, Microsoft Lobby Against Right To Repair Bills (Yet Refuse To Talk About It)

It's not just in Nebraska where this conversation is happening (the Nebraska bill just happens to be the furthest along legislatively). Similar bills are also winding their way through New York, Minnesota, Wyoming, Tennessee, Kansas, Massachusetts, and Illinois state legislatures. And in most of these states, the companies lobbying against these laws are using the same disingenuous arguments Apple has been embracing. Usually it's the trifecta of false claims that the bills will make users less safe, pose a cybersecurity risk, and open the door to cybersecurity theft.

New story! Calamares 3.1 Distribution-Independent Linux Installer Officially Released

The Calamares open-source universal installer framework for Linux-based operating systems has been updated recently to version 3.1, a major release the users of the KaOS GNU/Linux distribution can already enjoy.

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