New story! You Can Now Turn Your Old Moto G2 "Titan" Phone Into an Ubuntu Phone, Here's How

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 23, 2018 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
If you still have a Moto G Gen 2 (a.k.a Moto G 2014) around, it looks like you can install the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS from UBports on it, thanks to an effort by an XDA community member.

New story! RIP, Swype: Thanks for all the sor--speec--speedy texting

Pioneering gesture keyboard given bullet by owner Nuance. One of the best-loved mobile apps of the past decade, Swype, has been given the bullet. Parent company Nuance confirmed it will no longer develop the letter-tracing keyboard, which will disappear from the Apple and Google app stores.

New story! Red Hat introduces updated decision management platform

Business process management doesn't have to be a pain with the right platform. If you too find the nuts and bolts of business processing management a nightmare, you'll want to check out Red Hat's latest program: Red Hat Decision Manager 7.

New story! Quad-Ethernet SBC and controller tap new Renesas RZ/N1D SoC

Emtrion’s Linux-ready “SBC-RZN1D” SBC, which will soon power a “Flex2COM” controller, features a Renesas dual-core -A7 RZ/N1D SoC and 4x LAN ports, and is designed for multi-protocol fieldbus communications.

New story! 3 warning flags of DevOps metrics

  • Opensource.com; By Gordon Haff (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2018 1:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Metrics. Measurements. Data. Monitoring. Alerting. These are all big topics for DevOps and for cloud-native infrastructure and application development more broadly. In fact, acm Queue, a magazine published by the Association of Computing Machinery, recently devoted an entire issue to the topic.

New story! Mozilla v FCC: Mozilla Re-files Suit Against FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

This morning, the Federal Communications Commission officially published its order overturning net neutrality rules in the Federal Register. That is why today, immediately after the order was published, Mozilla re-filed our suit challenging the FCC net neutrality order. We won’t waste a minute in our fight to protect net neutrality because it’s our mission to ensure the internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all.

New story! Opera Says Its Next Opera Release Will Have the Fastest Ad Blocker on the Block

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 22, 2018 11:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Opera Software promoted today its upcoming Opera 52 web browser to the beta channel claiming that it has the faster ad blocker on the market compared to previous Opera release and Google Chrome.

New story! Hackers are selling legitimate code-signing certificates to evade malware detection

Security researchers have found that hackers are using code-signing certificates more to make it easier to bypass security appliances and infect their victims.

New story! 12 bad enterprise security habits to break

  • enterprisersproject.com; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on Feb 22, 2018 8:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Fix these bad practices before they become big problems in 2018

New story! How to Install VMWare Tools on an Ubuntu Virtual Machine

In this article I will show you how to install VMware Tools on an Ubuntu Virtual Machine. I am using Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark for the demo. But it should work on other version of Ubuntu as well. VMWare Tools allows you to improve performance of your virtual machines, including graphics performance, easier file sharing with host systems, improved time synchronization of the VM, and better cursor handling with the mouse integration. This will be a simple process, let's get started.

New story! Linux LAN Routing for Beginners: Part 1

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2018 6:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Carla Schroder offers an overview of hardware and operating systems, plus IPv4 addressing basics, in this tutorial.

New story! Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More

News briefs for February 22, 2018.

Net Neutrality rules will officially die April 23. You can read the full order here. A new fight is about to begin.

New story! Installing Solyd XK Linux : Cooking With Linux

VIDEO: It's time for some more "Cooking With Linux" without a net, meaning the video you are about to watch was recorded live. Today, I'm going to install a new Linux distribution (new to me, anyhow) called Solyd XK. There are two versions of this distribution; one is based on KDE and the other XFCE, the latter being the one I am testing out today. In case you haven't heard of Solyd XK, it's a distribution inspired by straight Debian (as opposed to Ubuntu) and LinuxMint. So, come join me for some lunchtime "Cooking With Linux".

New story! Linux hostname Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2018 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you are into network administration, and your work involves working on the Linux command line, there are several network-related command line tools that you should be aware of. On such tool is hostname, which you can use to display or set system's host name.

New story! Taking Python to the Next Level

A brief intro to simulating quantum systems with QuTiP.

New story! Linux crontab – Automate System Tasks

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Feb 22, 2018 12:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
We’ll show you, how to use Linux crontab. In few asimple steps we will explain, how to automate your system tasks using crontab in Linux. The cron software utility is a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like operating systems...

New story! How to configure an Apache web server

I have hosted my own websites for many years now. Since switching from OS/2 to Linux more than 20 years ago, I have used Apache as my server software. Apache is solid, well-known, and quite easy to configure for a basic installation. It is not really that much more difficult to configure for a more complex setup, such as multiple websites. read more

New story! Canonical Outs New Ubuntu Kernel Update with Compiler-Based Retpoline Mitigation

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 22, 2018 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical released new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases to address several security issues, as well as to provide compiler-based Retpoline kernel mitigation for Spectre Variant 2 on the amd64 and i386 architectures.

New story! AT&T Brings Akraino Networking Project to Edge of the Linux Foundation

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 22, 2018 9:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Yet another networking effort from AT&T comes to the Linux Foundation, this time it's all about Edge cloud infrastructure.

New story! How to Install Ruby on Rails on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Ruby on Rails is the web framework that revolutionized web development a few years ago and powers many of the hottest start-ups today. It allows developers to rapidly develop working prototypes and even full sites without having to reinvent the wheel or worry about loads of configuration.

New story! KDE Says Its Next Plasma Desktop Release Will Start a Full Second Faster

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 22, 2018 7:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE developer Nate Graham shares today details on the new usability and productivity improvements coming to the next KDE Plasma, KDE Applications, and KDE Frameworks software releases.

New story! 20 Big Ideas to Connect the Unconnected

Last year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Mozilla announced the Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges: $2 million in prizes for big ideas to connect the unconnected across the U.S. Today, we’re announcing our first set of winners: 20 bright ideas from Detroit, Cleveland, Albuquerque, New York City, and beyond.

New story! Protecting Code Integrity with PGP -- Part 2: Generating Your Master Key

  • Linux.com; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2018 4:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security, Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this article series, we're taking an in-depth look at using PGP and provide practical guidelines for developers working on free software projects. In the previous article, we provided an introduction to basic tools and concepts. In this installment, we show how to generate and protect your master PGP key.

New story! KDE Receives Pineapple Fund Donation, Red Hat Decision Manager, Chef's InSpec 2.0 and More

News updates for February 21, 2018.

New story! Canonical's Unity 8 Desktop Revived by UBports with Support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 22, 2018 2:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
UBports community announced today their port of Canonical's deprecated Unity 8 desktop environment for personal computers, ready for installation in an initial development phase.

New story! Snips Uses Rust to Build an Embedded Voice Assistant

The team at Paris-based Snips has created a voice assistant that can be embedded in a single device or used in a home network to control lights, thermostat, music, and ......

New story! Linux: To recurse or not

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Feb 22, 2018 12:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Some Linux commands recurse without being asked, while others have to be nudged with just the right option. Here are some ways to use it to make you tasks easier.

New story! Compact, rugged IoT gateway offers dual GbE with PoE

Inforce has launched a $250 “Inforce 6320” IoT gateway that runs Linux on a quad -A53 Snapdragon 410, and offers WiFi, BT, GPS, HDMI, USB, -30 to 85°C support, and dual GbE ports with PoE. Inforce Computing’s $250 Inforce 6320 is a compact (170 x 95 x 42mm) IoT gateway that runs Ubuntu Core (Snappy).

New story! cTop – A Command-Line Tool For Container Monitoring And Management In Linux

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Feb 21, 2018 9:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: A CLI tool for container monitoring and management.

New story! Shorter Commands

Discover some short replacements for some of your favorite command-line commands.

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