New story! Powers of two, powers of Linux: 2048 at the command line

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2018 4:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Hello and welcome to today's installment of the Linux command-line toys advent calendar. Every day, we look at a different toy for your terminal: it could be a game or any simple diversion that helps you have fun. Maybe you have seen various selections from our calendar before, but we hope there’s at least one new thing for everyone. read more

New story! How To Install and Configure Nagios on CentOS 7

  • linuxize.com; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Dec 9, 2018 1:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Nagios is one of the most popular open source monitoring systems. Nagios keeps an inventory of your entire IT infrastructure and ensures your networks, servers, applications, services, and processes are up and running. In case of failure or suboptimal performance Nagios will send notification alerts via various methods.

New story! 6 steps to optimize software delivery with value stream mapping

Do your efforts to improve software development fall short due to confusion and too much debate? Does your organization have a clear picture of what is achievable, and are you sure you’re moving in the right direction? Can you determine how much business value you've delivered so far? Are the bottlenecks in your process known? Do you know how to optimize your current process?

New story! Amber Is A Cool Ambiance-Inspired Gtk / Gnome Shell Theme

Amber is a Gtk+ 3, Gtk+ 2 and Gnome Shell theme inspired by Ubuntu's Ambiance theme, created by Mattias (lassekongo83), of Zuki fame.

New story! How Open Policy Agent Works to Secure Cloud-Native Workloads

The open-source Open Policy Agent project looks to make it easier for organizations to define and deploy policies to help secure access to cloud data and workloads.

New story! Rugged Coffee Lake panel-PCs run Intel's OpenVINO AI toolkit

IEI’s 15- to 24-inch, IP66-armored “PPC-F-Q370” panel-PCs offer 8th Gen Core CPUs with Intel’s OpenVINO AI toolkit plus 2x GbE, 8x USB 3.0, 4x PCIe, 4x SATA bays, and 2x M.2/NVMe slots. IEI announced a new panel-PC series based on Intel’s 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” processors that feature Intel’s OpenVINO toolkit for AI development.

New story! Saving lives with open source, RISC-V and Linux Foundations team up, and more news

  • Opensource.com; By Scott Nesbitt (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2018 11:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look RISC-V and Linux Foundations teaming up, open source tool for choosing chemotherapy drugs, Albania implements LibreOffice, and more!

New story! Linux Foundation consolidates FOSS compliance efforts under ACT project

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2018 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The challenge of open source compliance starts with figuring out which compliance tools to use. The Linux Foundation’s new ACT group aims to cut through the confusion with a one-stop shop for FOSS compliance projects. As open source software releases and customer adoption continue to increase, many companies underestimate what’s involved with going open source. […]

New story! Play Tetris at your Linux terminal

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2018 7:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Thanks for joining us for today's installment of the Linux command-line toys advent calendar. If this is your first visit to the series, you might be asking yourself, what’s a command-line toy. Even I'm not quite sure, but generally, it could be a game or any simple diversion that helps you have fun at the terminal. It's quite possible that some of you will have seen various selections from our calendar before, but we hope there’s at least one new thing for everyone. read more

New story! Plan your own holiday calendar at the Linux command line

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2018 5:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Welcome to today's installment of the Linux command-line toys advent calendar. If this is your first visit to the series, you might be asking yourself, what’s a command-line toy. Even I'm not quite sure, but generally, it could be a game or any simple diversion that helps you have fun at the terminal. It's quite possible that some of you will have seen various selections from our calendar before, but we hope there’s at least one new thing for everyone. read more

New story! How To Install and Configure Redmine on Ubuntu 18.04

  • linuxize.com; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Dec 8, 2018 3:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ruby, Ubuntu
Redmine is one of the most popular open source project management and issue tracking software tools. It is cross-platform and cross-database and built on top of the Ruby on Rails framework. Redmine includes support for multiple projects, wikis, issue tracking system, forums, calendars, email notifications, and much more.

New story! How to install VeraCrypt on Kali Linux

For years, TrueCrypt was the gold standard in encrypting drives across platforms. TrueCrypt is gone now, but VeraCrypt is carrying on its legacy. It looks and works a lot like TrueCrypt did, and it's compatible with TrueCrypt partitions.

New story! Is open source wealth distribution fair?

If wealth is the abundance of valuable possessions, open source has a wealth of software. While no one “owns” open source, some are better than others at converting this communal wealth to personal wealth. Many open source project maintainers who produce free open source software do not have a model for deriving income from the assets they have created. However, companies that use open source software to enhance their products and services convert this valuable asset into income.

New story! Little Backup Box: Small but Useful Improvement

I want my Raspberry Pi-based Little Backup Box to be simple and reliable. So I prefer not to tweak and enhance it too much. I do make occasional exceptions to that rule, though.

New story! Crouton: How To Run Linux Applications In Chrome OS Windows Or Browser Tabs (Chromebook)

Crouton is a tool to easily install Ubuntu or Debian in a chroot environment on any Chromebook model. This article explains how to run Linux applications on top of Chrome OS (using Crouton) without running an entire Linux desktop.

New story! Reinventing Software Development and Availability with Open Source: an Interview with One of Microsoft Azure's Lead Architects

Microsoft was founded in 1975—that's 43 years ago and a ton of history. Up until the last decade, the company led a campaign against the Open Source and Free Software movements, and although it may have slowed the opposition, it did not bring it to an end. In fact, it emboldened its supporters to push the open-source agenda even harder. Fast-forward to the present, and open-source technologies run nearly everything—mobile devices, cloud services, televisions and more.

New story! 5 Screen Recorders for the Linux Desktop

There are so many reasons why you might need to record your Linux desktop. The two most important are for training and for support. If you are training users, a video recording of the desktop can go a long way to help them understand what you are trying to impart. Conversely, if you’re having trouble with one aspect of your Linux desktop, recording a video of the shenanigans could mean the difference between solving the problem and not. But what tools are available for the task?

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

ProcessWire is a free and open source PHP-based content management system and content management framework. In this tutorial, I will explain how to install ProcessWire with Apache web server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

New story! Episode 9: Humanity, Magic, and Glitter

Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Bryan Lunduke about Linux and humanity. Download ogg file

New story! Linaro partners with IIC on upcoming 96Boards Industrial Edition spec

Linaro and the Industrial Internet Consortium announced a partnership to collaborate on open source Arm standards for industrial IoT involving OTA, TSN, and security, as well as develop a 96Boards Industrial Edition spec. In September Arm-backed Linaro, which creates open source Linux and Android code for Arm devices and oversees the 96Boards open hardware standard, […]

New story! Install WordPress 5 with Apache on Debian 9

This tutorial will show you how to install and configure the latest version of WordPress 5 on top of a LAMP stack in Debian 9 - Stretch. Wordpress, without a doubt, is one of the most popular open-source Content Management System or CMS used in these days for internet publishing, which powers more than 60 million websites worldwide, whether small blogging sites or notable huge name brands.

New story! Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Now Rolling Out to Ubuntu Phone Users, Here's What's New

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 7, 2018 4:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
The UBports community released today the sixth OTA (Over-the-Air) update of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for all supported Ubuntu Phone devices.

New story! Automatic continuous development and delivery of a hybrid mobile app

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 7, 2018 3:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mobile; Story Type: News Story
Offering a mobile app is essentially a business requirement for organizations today. One of the first steps in developing an app is to understand the different types—native, hybrid (or cross-platform), and web—so you can decide which one will best meet your needs. read more

New story! The December 2018 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the December 2018 issue.

New story! DataExplore – free Python based data plotting and analysis software

  • LinuxLinks.com; By Eilidih Parris (Posted by sde on Dec 7, 2018 12:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux, Python
DataExplore is an open source desktop application for data analysis and plotting intended for use in both research and education. It’s targeted at non-programmers who want to perform fairly advanced table manipulation methods.

New story! Useful Resources to Learn Linux Your Way

  • Make Tech Easier; By Tia Jackson (Posted by damien on Dec 7, 2018 11:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
If you are fairly new to Linux, there are various avenues to help you learn Linux. No matter your learning style, these are some of the best resources for learning Linux.

New story! How to use the Linux mtr command

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Dec 7, 2018 10:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Mtr (my traceroute) is a command line network diagnostic tool that provides the functionality of both the ping and traceroute commands.

New story! Microsoft's Edge to morph into a Chromium-based, cross-platform browser

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's Microsoft's new motto when it comes to browsers. The company is going to adopt the Chromium open source browser internals and replace the guts of its Edge browser with them.

New story! RISC-V Summit Debuts to Showcase Open Source ISA

This week there's further proof that RISC-V has arrived. Something over 1,000 professionals, mostly on the hardware side of tech, are attending the first ever RISC-V Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.

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