New story! Which tools do you depend on for your DevOps workflow?

  • (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 5:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DevOps is mostly about culture change. Being successful is all about finding ways to bridge the gap between the builders and the maintainers, bringing projects to fruition and updating them in shorter cycles to maintain a competitive advantage. But at the end of the day, you need the right tooling to make it all work. read more

New story! Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land

Elementary OS, my dear penguin? With the death of Unity, Canonical will focus more attention on Ubuntu servers, Ubuntu in the cloud and Ubuntu in the so-called Internet of Things.…

New story! How to Install Spotify On Fedora Linux

Spotify is probably the most popular streaming music service in the world right now, and it does have a native Linux client. Unfortunately, that client isn't available in the official Fedora repositories or the Spotify Linux repositories. The community has come to the rescue, though, and it is available from a popular third party Fedora repository that is even recommended by the Fedora Project.

New story! How to Build a Custom Kernel on Ubuntu

Building a custom Linux kernel sounds terrifyingly difficult, but it’s really not that hard. Learn how to build and package your own kernels on Ubuntu.

New story! Samba Patches Critical Remote Code Execution Flaw

  • eSecurityPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 25, 2017 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Widely deployed open-source file and folder project sharing fixes a dangerous vulnerability that could still be leaving consumer NAS users at risk.

New story! Microsoft uses open-source software to create Windows

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 7:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Windows will almost certainly never be open source, but virtually all Microsoft Windows engineers are now using the open-source program Git to build Windows on.

New story! Quad-core x86 MinnowBoard and UP Squared SBCs begin shipping’s “MinnowBoard Turbot Quad” and Aaeon’s UP Squared SBCs began shipping, featuring community sites and Intel SoCs running Linux and Android. On May 23, Intel-backed and ADI Engineering began shipping the first quad-core MinnowBoard, selling for $190.

New story! Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop Environment Gets First Point Release for Linux Mint 18.2

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 25, 2017 5:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mint
Linux Mint project leader and Cinnamon developer Clement Lefebvre published the first point release of the recently unveiled Cinnamon 3.4 desktop environment, which will be included in the upcoming Linux Mint 18.2 operating system.

New story! 30 best practices for software development and testing

  • (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 3:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Joining any new company—with an established culture and programming practices—can be a daunting experience. When I joined the Ansible team, I decided to write up the software engineering practices and principles I’ve learned over the years and to which I strive to work. This is a non-definitive, non-exhaustive list of principles that should be applied with wisdom and flexibility. read more

New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Set to Improve Security Features

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 25, 2017 2:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
Beta release of Red Hat's flagship Linux platform adds support for Network Bound Disk Encryption and the USBGuard software framework, providing improved security.

New story! Mastering ATA over Ethernet

At one point in time, when you wanted to attach an external block storage device to a server, you mapped it as a Logical Unit (LU) across a Storage Area Network (SAN). In the early days, you would do this over the Fibre Channel (FC) protocol. More recently, iSCSI (SCSI over IP) has usurped FC in most data centers.

New story! Best Practices for 2-Factor Authentication and Password Creation on Linux

  •; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on May 25, 2017 12:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
As we mentioned in the previous article, web browsers present the largest and the most exposed attack surface on your Linux workstation. We’ve already discussed some best practices that Linux sysadmins can follow to reduce the impact of a compromised browser, such as upgrading to Wayland, using a different browser for work/high-security sites, and using Firejail to create a sandbox around Linux applications.

New story! How I used open source tools to build a theater lighting system

  • (Posted by bob on May 24, 2017 10:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The things we do for family, eh? Sometimes I wonder why I do it to myself, this not being the first time my perfectionism has led me to do far more work than a task originally required. read more

New story! How to Install Oracle Database 12c on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 24, 2017 9:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Oracle, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install Oracle 12c on a CentOS 7 x86-64 machine. This includes the preparation and configuration of the CentOS 7 machine for the Oracle 12c installation, the Oracle 12c installation and testing the database with the Oracle Database command line utility sqlplus and the web-based Oracle Enterprise Manager.

New story! The Road to GTK+ 4 Continues, New Milestone Adds Initial OS X and Meson Support

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 24, 2017 8:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
While the GNOME Project tries to bring new features and functionality to the GNOME desktop environment, work on the massive GTK+ 4 open-source GUI toolkit, which is used for building GTK+ apps for GNOME, continues in the background.

New story! Looks like Micro Machines World Series from Codemasters is heading to Linux

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on May 24, 2017 7:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
It seems the new Micro Machines World Series racing game from Codemasters will be heading to Linux. Pretty exciting!

New story! Which technologies are poised to take over in open source?

  • (Posted by bob on May 24, 2017 5:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When you think of open source technologies, you probably think of the stalwarts, the technologies that have been around for years and years. It makes sense: According to a survey conducted in Q4 of 2016 by my company, Greythorn, 30%+ of participants said established technologies are among the top ten they primarily use. read more

New story! Ready for more Red Hat? RHEL 7.4 beta released

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 24, 2017 4:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
The next major Red Hat Enterprise Linux update is on its way.

New story! Easy Ways to Read/View Zip & Archive File Contents Without Extracting

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on May 24, 2017 3:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
We can easily Read/View Archive File Contents Without Extracting.

New story! How to Set Up a TeamSpeak Server on Ubuntu 16.04

TeamSpeak is a free and very popular voice communications application for real-time voice chat over the internet. TeamSpeak uses a very low amount of bandwidth and it is mostly used by gamers that are chatting with each other while playing a game, to avoid latency issues. All users need a client installed on their devices and a central server that all the clients connect to.

New story! Install and Use i3 Window Manager on Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on May 24, 2017 9:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
i3wm is a powerful tiling window manager that can take your desktop’s organization and efficiency to the next level. Learn how to use it on Ubuntu.

New story! Complete Guide: Rename file Linux

This post will quickly guide about how to rename file Linux. Basically to rename file in Linux you need to use mv command. This will be used to rename file as well as directories in Linux.

New story! Reduce your Apache TIME_WAIT connections

If you manage an Apache server, you may be noticing a large amount of TIME_WAIT connections all of the time. Don't get me wrong, TIME_WAIT is a good thing.. it basically means that your server has closed the connection, but it's being kept around so any delayed packets matched to the connection can be handled properly. We can reduce them, however.

New story! Turn Your Raspberry Pi into a Hi-Fi System with RuneAudio

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on May 24, 2017 5:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Raspberry Pi
RuneAudio is a powerful open-source media center that can turn your Raspberry Pi into a DIY Hi-Fi system. Learn the simple setup process.

New story! KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Desktop Environment Released with over 60 Improvements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 24, 2017 4:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE today announced the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment.

New story! Download Video From The Command Line With Youtube-dl

People have wanted to download videos from YouTube since the very beginning. Several methods have worked over the years, but youtube-dl provides the most direct and reliable approach. Youtube-dl is a Python script that pulls videos straight from YouTube and can format them on your computer. It can also separate audio or subtitles from videos.

New story! Mozilla Thimble Gets a Makeover

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on May 24, 2017 1:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
We’re introducing major upgrades for our educational, browser-based code editor. Learning to code—from getting the hang of HTML tags to mastering the nuances of JavaScript—shouldn’t be a challenge.

New story! Why productivity shouldn't be the key measure of agile transformation

  • (Posted by bob on May 24, 2017 12:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As a principal agile coach, my focus is to energize and inspire developers to adopt and follow through on the agile frameworks across our teams. Initially, I failed, as I didn't really understand the mindset of teams that have been working in an open source ecosystem. My assumption was that since agile and open source values align so closely, the barrier for adopting agile frameworks would be low and our people would take to it like fish to water. read more

New story! Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai Are Out Now on Linux and SteamOS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 23, 2017 11:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
As expected, Feral Interactive today announced the availability of the Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai games on Linux and SteamOS platforms.

New story! Cloud migrations: Pharma CIO shares best practices, pitfalls

  •; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on May 23, 2017 10:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Q&A with Nathan McBride, CIO of Amag Pharmaceuticals, on his cloud migration.

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