New story! OpenStack Ocata Improves Cloud Usability and Federation

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 22, 2017 8:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
The 15th release of the open-source OpenStack cloud platform is now available, with better container services integration, improved cloud federation and an enhanced dashboard.

New story! Introduction to LaTeXila - a multi-language LaTeX editor for Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2017 7:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
LaTeXila is a multi-language LaTeX editor for Linux users who prefer the GTK+ looks. The software is simple, easy to use, adequately powerful and customizable, so if you’re interested in LaTeX you should give this tool a try. In the following quick guide, I will showcase how to get started with LaTeXila and what its main features are.

New story! How to communicate from a Linux shell: Email, instant messaging

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on Feb 22, 2017 6:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Communicating entirely from a Linux shell/terminal is astoundingly easy. And the benefits make doing so pretty enticing. For email, try mutt or Alpine. For instant messaging, try Finch or hangups.

New story! A brief intro to building apps with React Native

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2017 4:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android; Story Type: News Story
React Native is a framework for building native apps using React and JavaScript. It allows you to create Android and iOS applications using only one language for both apps. Thousands of apps are using React Native, from established Fortune 500 companies to hot new startups. The best part is that its open source; see the official React Native repository on GitHub. read more

New story! How to replace Faulty Linux RAID disk

This post will demonstrate how we can replace Faulty Linux RAID disk.

New story! SSH Password Testing With Hydra on Kali Linux

Hail Hydra! Okay, so we're not talking about the Marvel villains here, but we are talking about a tool that can definitely do some damage. Hydra is a popular tool for launching brute force attacks on login credentials.

New story! Quantum computing for everyone, a programmer's perspective

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2017 1:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux
About a week ago, IBM launched Quantum Experience. The cornerstone of this initiative is to make a real, working quantum computer available for anyone. This blog discusses Quantum Experience, gives the basics while trying to dwell as little as possible on Algebra or Physics and, at the end, we’ll build a simple algorithm and discuss the results.

New story! Best practices for guiding new coders

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2017 12:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
As the new year progresses, many free and open source projects are turning their attention to various formalized mentoring programs, such as Mozilla's Winter of Security, Outreachy, and (the program with my favorite name) the X.Org Endless Vacation of Code. read more

New story! Microsoft issues critical security patches, but leaves zero-day flaws at risk

Windows users will have to wait another three weeks to patch two serious vulnerabilities with exploit code when Microsoft's regular patching schedule resumes.

New story! SteamVR for Linux is now officially in Beta

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 22, 2017 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Valve have put up SteamVR for Linux officially in Beta form and they are keen to stress that this is a development release. Great to finally see VR on Linux!

New story! Tips for tpp and patat

You might be surprised to learn that there are programs for running presentations in a terminal. No, I don't mean opening PowerPoint or Impress slides one after the other, as images in a frame-buffered console. I mean presenting slides coded for the terminal, in a terminal. Interesting idea? It seems to be, because there are (at least) 8 terminal presentation programs for Linux. [..] I haven't tried them all, but I've found tpp and patat to be fairly easy to use. Below are a few tips on working with these two programs.

New story! RPi-friendly home automation kit adds voice recognition support

Matrix Labs launched an Indiegogo campaign for “Matrix Voice,” a voice input board that works standalone, or in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi or UP SBC. Matrix IoT hub Following its successful Kickstarter campaign for a standalone Matrix home automation and surveillance hub, and subsequent release of an FPGA-driven Matrix Creator daughter board for use […]

New story! Kaspersky: No whiff of Linux in our OS because we need new start to secure IoT

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, says its new KasperskyOS for securing industrial IoT devices does not contain "even the slightest smell of Linux", differentiating it from many other IoT products that have the open-source OS at the core.

New story! Meet Flint OS, a Chromium OS Fork for Raspberry Pi & PCs That Runs Android Apps

Will Smith from Flint Innovations Limited announced their up and coming Linux-based operating system for PCs and Raspberry Pi devices, Flint OS, based on the open-source Chromium OS project.

New story! Kubernetes is now generally available on Azure Container Service

Microsoft and Google don’t get along all that often, but they do agree on using Kubernetes for cloud container orchestration.

New story! Do we really need swap on modern systems?

  • Red Hat Blog; By Christian Horn (Posted by seatex on Feb 22, 2017 3:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Swap space is a method by which an operating system can move information out of memory and store it elsewhere until it is needed again. Swap space can generally be thought of an extension of the computer's memory which lives on the hard drive. In the past, having swap space was important as computers had relatively little memory and could quickly run out of available RAM. Unused data could be punted to swap while more urgent tasks were handled in memory. These days though computers tend to have a lot of memory and it raises the question of whether there is any point in having swap space anymore and, if so, how much?

New story! GnuPG – An Easy Way To Encrypt/Decrypt Files From Command Line in Linux

We all have some secrets which we can’t share with anyone. In the similar kind of way, we all have some personal documents which we don’t want to show to anyone. How can protect those from others when multiple users accessing the same system. GnuPG is a Free & open source utility based on OpenPGP standard which used to Encrypt & Decrypt files from command line in Linux.

New story! Linux Lite To Have These New Features In The Next Release Linux Lite 3.4

Linux Lite is loved by many Linux geeks, beginners and professionals. Lightweight, stable, regular updates, active support are some of the features in the long list of Linux Lite features that makes it awesome. Our members, regular readers have shown us a keen interest in Linux Lite.

New story! Mesos Is to the Datacenter as the Kernel Is to Linux

Necessity is the mother of invention. We needed our datacenters to be more automated, so we invented tools like Puppet and Chef. We needed easier application deployment, so we invented Docker. Of course it didn't stop there. Ben Hindman, the founder and chief architect of Mesosphere, co-created Apache Mesos. In his keynote at MesosCon Asia 2016, Hindman relates how failures and elasticity led to the development of Mesos.

New story! Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls

Hackers can trick Java and Python applications to execute rogue FTP commands that would open ports in firewalls

New story! How to access shell or run external commands from within Vim

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 9:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Vim, as you might already know, is a feature-packed and powerful editor. In this tutorial, we will focus on how you can execute external commands as well as access the command line shell from within the editor window.

New story! The Changing Face of Open Source Licensing

  • Dev Pro Connections; By Christine Hall (Posted by brideoflinux on Feb 21, 2017 8:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
The GPL is the grandaddy of open source licenses, and is not only the license used by Linux, but is the license that gave birth to the open source movement. It was designed with the purpose of giving computer users control of their machines, guaranteeing that software would be freely available and modifiable by users. It has served that purpose well.

New story! NMAP Common Scans - Part Two

In a previous article, ‘NMAP Installation’, a listing of ten different ZeNMAP Profiles were listed. Most of the Profiles used various parameters. Most of the parameters represented different scans which can be performed. This article will cover the last two remaining of the common four scan types.

New story! Building an Open Source Eco-Village

People involved in the maker movement are coming up with all sorts ideas to both help the planet and improves people's lives -- such as this idea for an open source village.

New story! Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 4:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To get started with IoT (the Internet of Things), your device needs, well, an Internet connection. Base Arduino microcontrollers don't have Internet connectivity by default, so you either need to add Ethernet, Wi-Fi shields, or adapters to them, or buy an Arduino that has built-in Internet connectivity. In addition to complexity, both approaches add cost and consume the already-precious Arduino flash RAM for program space, which limits what you can do. read more

New story! vCPU hotplug and hotunplug using libvirt v2

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 3:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This article talks about how to perform a virtual processor (vCPU) hotplug/hotunplug operation using libvirt version 2 in a PPC64LE environment.

New story! A new perspective on meritocracy

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 2:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Meritocracy is a common element of open organizations: They prosper by fostering a less-hierarchical culture where "the best ideas win." But what does meritocracy really mean for open organizations, and why does it matter? And how do open organizations make meritocracy work in practice? Some research and thinking I've done over the last six months have convinced me such questions are less simple—and perhaps more important—than may first meet the eye. read more

New story! News: Linux 4.10 Released as First New Kernel of 2017

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 1:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
New capabilities include virtual GPU support and a new virtual cryptography feature.

New story! Understanding OpenStack's Success

At the time I got into the data storage industry, I was working with and developing RAID and JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) controllers for 2 Gbit Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN). This was a time before "The Cloud". Things were different—so were our users. There was comfort in buying from a single source or single vendor.

New story! Creating Wordlists with Crunch on Kali Linux

Wordlists are a key part of brute force password attacks. For those readers that aren't familiar, a brute force password attack is an attack in which an attacker uses a script to repeatedly attempt to log into an account until they receive a positive result. Brute force attacks are fairly overt and can cause a properly configured server to lock out an attacker or their IP.

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