New story! Data Engine Technologies (DET) Just One Among Many Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls That Pick on Microsoft's Biggest Competitors

Lawyers' articles/blog posts continue to obscure the fact that Data Engine Technologies is merely a satellite or unit (one among many) of patent trolling giant Acacia Research Corp., connected to Microsoft and sporting a long history of lawsuits against GNU/Linux

New story! Colibri - A Browser Without Tabs

Almost all browsers are competing with each other in terms of functionality, speed, and performance. Though I did recently settle for Firefox as my default browser, I am still looking for a better options. And this quest of mine took me to Colibri - A Browser without Tabs. And I was really interested in finding out what this meant. How could a browser be without tabs? It’s like a car without wheels. So here is a review of Colibri.

New story! Vendors confirm products affected by libssh bug as PoC code pops up on GitHub

  • ZDNet; By Catalin Cimpanu (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2018 5:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Red Hat
throughout the week, some companies have stepped forward and published security advisories for products that use vulnerable versions of the libssh library. The first to go public was OS maker Red Hat. "This vulnerability affects libssh shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Extras," the company said in an advisory.

New story! Chrome for Linux, Mac, and Windows Now Features Picture-in-Picture by Default

Chromium evanghelist at Google François Beaufort announced today that Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support is now enabled by defualt in the Google Chrome web browser for Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms.

New story! To BeOS or not to BeOS, that is the Haiku

  • - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2018 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews, Tutorial; Groups: Community
Back in 2001, a new operating system arrived that promised to change the way users worked with their computers. That platform was BeOS and I remember it well. What I remember most about it was the desktop, and how much it looked and felt like my favorite window manager (at the time) AfterStep.

New story! LibreOffice 6.2 Launches February 2019, May Drop Support for 32-bit Linux Builds

The Document Foundation's Mike Saunders announced the upcoming availability of the first bug hunting session for the forthcoming LibreOffice 6.2 open-source and cross-platform office suite.

New story! Apache Access Vulnerability Could Affect Thousands of Applications

Vulnerabilities in Apache functions have been at the root of significant breaches, including the one suffered by Equifax. Now new research indicates that another such vulnerability may be putting thousands of applications at risk.

New story! Weekend Reading: Tor and Tails

Tails is a live media Linux distro designed to boot into a highly secure desktop environment. Tor is a browser that prevents somebody watching your internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Learn why anonymity matters and how you can protect yourself with this Linux Journal Weekend Reading.

New story! Odroid-H2 is world's first Gemini Lake hacker board

Hardkernel unveiled the Odroid-H2, the first hacker board with an Intel Gemini Lake SoC. The Ubuntu 18.10 driven SBC ships with 2x SATA 3.0, 2x GbE, HDMI and DP, 4x USB, and an M.2 slot for NVMe. When the Odroid-H2 goes on sale in November at a price that will be “higher than $100,” Hardkernel...

New story! KaOS Linux Gets the KDE Plasma 5.14 Treatment, October Release Is Out Now

The development team behind the KaOS Linux distribution announced the availability of the October 2018 snapshot with the latest version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment and numerous other updated components.

New story! How to Set Up a Printer in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Oct 21, 2018 1:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Setting up a printer in Linux is not as difficult as you think. Most printer models are already supported by default. Learn how to set up a printer on your Linux desktop.

New story! How To Set Up a Firewall with UFW on Debian 9

UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) is a user-friendly front-end for managing iptables firewall rules and its main goal is to make managing iptables easier or as the name says uncomplicated. In this tutorial we will show you how to setup a firewall with UFW on Debian 9.

New story! How to Install Odoo 12 on Ubuntu 16.04

In this article, we will show you how to install Odoo 12 on Ubuntu 16.04. Odoo (formerly OpenERP) is a suite of open source business apps that cover all your company needs: CRM, eCommerce, accounting, inventory, ERP, a point of sale, project management, and many more. Odoo comes in two editions, an open-source Community Edition, and Enterprise edition, the licensed one. In our case, we will install and use the Community edition of Odoo.

New story! How to Install VsFTPD Server with TLS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Oct 20, 2018 8:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial is about installing and configuring the well known and secure VsFTPD (Very Secure File Transfer Protocol Daemon) server on your Ubuntu system.

New story! Lubuntu 18.10 Is Out, First Release to Ship with the LXQt Desktop by Default

Lubuntu developer Simon Quigley inform Softpedia today about the general availability of the Lubuntu 18.10 operating system, the first to ship with the LXQt desktop environment by default, as part of Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish).

New story! ethtool Commands and Examples

  • Linux Hint; By Shahriar Shovon (Posted by linuxhint on Oct 20, 2018 4:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
ethtool is a networking utility on Linux. It is used to configure Ethernet devices on Linux. ethtool can also be used to find a lot of information about connected Ethernet devices on your Linux computer. In this article, I will show you how to use ethtool command on Linux. I will be using Debian 9 Stretch for the demonstration.

New story! Canonical Eyes FinTech With Ubuntu Server 18.10

Canonical says that the latest version of its Ubuntu Server Linux operating system incorporates input from the financial services industry.

New story! Canonical: Snaps Are Used Worldwide, over 3M Installs Monthly and 100K Daily

To celebrate the release of the Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) operating system, Canonical published a new infographic to show us how well its Snap universal package format is doing lately.

New story! Hacker friendly LapPi laptop kit runs on Raspberry Pi 3B+

SB Components is Kickstartering a Raspberry Pi based “LapPi” laptop kit with 7- or 5-inch screens, keyboard, camera, speakers, and 3800mAh battery, starting at $220 with an RPi 3B+ or $178 without. SB Components has successfully funded its DIY LapPi kit on Kickstarter, and packages are available through Nov. 10 with December delivery.

New story! What is your favorite Linux screen capture tool?

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2018 6:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The ability to take screenshots in Linux is something that I find really useful when composing how-tos and training materials for students or readers. But there are many different ways to do this. read more

New story! Doing Date Math on the Command Line - Part II

by Mitch Frazier In part II of this series of articles on doing date math from the command line we want to try to solve a problem we noted in part I: passing the date command a date specification something like "the first Monday after some date".

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New story! Is New Ubuntu 18.10 Worth Installing?

The new Ubuntu release "Cosmic Cuttlefish" has hit the OS market after 6 months of development. I've been using it since it came out and now here is what I have to say about it. In this article, I'll talk about the new things it brings in and also if it's the release worth upgrading to. So let's go.

New story! Doing your civic duty one line of code at a time

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2018 1:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When it comes to doing our civic duty in today's technologically driven world, there is a perception that we don't care like older generations did. History teaches us that in the early 20th century's New Deal, Americans stepped up to the nation's challenges on a wide range of government-financed public works projects. Airport construction. Infrastructure improvements. Building dams, bridges, hospitals. This was more than just individuals "pulling themselves up by their bootstraps" but, by design, performing incredible civic duties. Quite an amazing feat when you think about it. read more

New story! How To Encrypt An USB Drive With VeraCrypt (Compatible With Windows, macOS and Linux)

VeraCrypt is a free and open source disk encryption utility that can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition.

This article explains how to encrypt an USB drive with VeraCrypt with step-by-step screenshots.

New story! Linux tr Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2018 9:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Depending on the kind of work you do on the command line in Linux, you may want a utility that can act as a Swiss army knife for quick text editing. Gladly, there exists a tool dubbed tr, which qualifies for this role.

New story! Edit your videos with Pitivi on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2018 7:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Looking to produce a video of your adventures this weekend? There are many different options for editing videos out there. However, if you are looking for a video editor that is simple to pick up, and also available in the official Fedora Repositories, give Pitivi a go. Pitivi is an open source, non-linear video editor...

New story! How To Remove Docker Containers, Images, Volumes, and Networks

This guide serves as a “cheat sheet” to help Docker users keep their system organized and to free disk space by removing unused Docker containers, images, volumes, and networks.

New story! When the Problem Is the Story

Linus as a character got interesting for a few minutes last month ... the issues around it still matter.

New story! Mark Shuttleworth Details Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish Linux Release

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 19, 2018 1:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
The latest Ubuntu Linux distribution release provides new capabilities for both desktop and server users.

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