New story! KDE Applications 18.08 Software Suite Enters Beta, Adds Apple Wallet Pass Reader

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 22, 2018 1:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
With KDE Applications 18.04 reached end of life with the third and last point release, the KDE Project started working earlier this month on the next release of their open-source software suite, KDE Applications 18.08.

New story! What's New in Apache Subversion 1.10.2

The first Subversion was released in 2000 and by then many improvements have been implemented till then.  This release of subversion 1.10.2 is the superset of previous releases and major enhancements have been incorporated in this release.

New story! NetBSD 8.0 Released with Spectre V2/V4, Meltdown, and Lazy FPU Mitigations

The NetBSD open-source operating system has been updated this week to version 8.0, a major release that finally brings mitigations for all the Spectre variants, Meltdown, and Lazy FPU security vulnerabilities, as well as many stability improvements and bug fixes.

New story! Python's founder steps down, India's new net neutrality regulations, and more open source news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2018 7:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look Python's founder stepping down, India's new net neutrality regulations, O'Reilly's thoughts about tech giants, and more. Python loses its leader The head of one of the most popular free software/open source software projects is stepping down. Guido van Rossum announced that he's giving up leadership of the project he founded, effective immediately. read more

New story! Streamlining build environment management with Linux containers

At the Open Source Summit, Daynix Computing’s Yan Vugenfirer demonstrated his company’s open source “Rebuild” framework, which uses Docker containers to help streamline the management of build environments. Linux container technology has been proposed by companies like Resin.io as a simpler and more secure way to deploy embedded devices. And, Daynix Computing has developed an […]

New story! Chromebook Users Will Soon Be Able to Install Debian Packages via the Files App

Google continues to work on the Linux app support implementation for its Linux-based Chrome OS operating system for Chromebooks by adding initial support for installing Debian packages via the Files app.

New story! Atomic Modeling with GAMGI

For this article, I'm moving back into the realm of chemistry software—specifically, the General Atomistic Modelling Graphic Interface, or GAMGI. GAMGI provides a very complete set of tools that allows you to design and visualize fairly complex molecules.

New story! Cinnamon 4.0 Desktop Environment Promises to Be Fast and Have No Screen Tearing

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 21, 2018 10:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mint
Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre announced today some of the work that he and his team are doing to improve the upcoming Linux Mint Debian Edition 3.0 operating system and Cinnamon 4.0 desktop environment.

New story! 32-Bit Vs. 64-Bit Operating System

This has really been confusing to some people choosing between 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Head over to any operating system’s website, you will be given a choice to download either versions of the same operating system. So what is the difference? Why do we have two different versions of the same OS? Let us solve this mystery here, once and for all.

New story! Google Embraces New Kubernetes Application Standard

Google is brining commercial Kubernetes applications to its cloud marketplace, but it isn't using Helm charts.

New story! Music Tagger MusicBrainz Picard 2.0 Ported To Python 3 And PyQt5, Brings Improved UI And More

MusicBrainz Picard version 2.0 was released after more than 6 years since the previous major release. The new version was ported to Python 3 and PyQt5 and includes Retina and HiDPI support, improved UI and performance, as well as numerous bug fixes.

New story! How to Install Grafana Monitoring Tool on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2018 2:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Grafana is a free and open source enterprise-level monitoring and data visualization tool with support for Graphite, InfluxDB, Prometheus, Elasticsearch and many more databases. You can create your own dashboard to your own apps or infrastructure performance monitoring.

New story! How to build a URL shortener with Apache

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2018 12:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
Long ago, folks started sharing links on Twitter. The 140-character limit meant that URLs might consume most (or all) of a tweet, so people turned to URL shorteners. Eventually, Twitter added a built-in URL shortener (t.co). read more

New story! Why Google won't break a sweat about EU ruling

If you're expecting Tizens, Fires or alt-droids to flower, don't hold your breath Comment The European Commission wants to see a thousand Android forks bloom as the result of its decision yesterday to demand remedies from Google for its anti-competitive conduct on mobile.…

New story! An Introduction to Using Git

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jul 20, 2018 8:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
I will walk you through the very basics of getting Git up and running and using it with GitHub, so the development on your game-changing app can be taken to the next level. I’ll be demonstrating on Ubuntu 18.04, so if your distribution of choice is different, you’ll only need to modify the Git install commands to suit your distribution’s package manager.

New story! Free eBook from Packt - Linux Mint Essentials

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 20, 2018 7:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Mint; Story Type: News Story
Linux Mint Essentials is an all-inclusive guide to Linux Mint, and will teach you everything you need to know in order to use a Linux Mint system. The book starts with the installation process and covers task-oriented topics such as browsing the Internet and installing software as well as shell commands.

New story! How to Install MongoDB on Debian 9

In today’s artocle we are going to show you how to install MongoDB on Debian 9. MongoDB is a free and open-source NoSQL document-oriented database which is platform oriented. It stores all data in documents using JSON format (BSON) which makes the data to be highly flexible.

New story! Convert video using Handbrake

Recently, when my son asked me to digitally convert some old DVDs of his high school basketball games, I immediately knew I would use Handbrake. It is an open source package that has all the tools necessary to easily convert video into formats that can be played on MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and other platforms. read more

New story! Apache’s Project Kafka has released stable latest version 1.1.1

Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform to publish, store, subscribe, and process the records. Kafka is broadly used for real-time streaming of the data between systems or applications.

New story! How to Install Ghost on Ubuntu 18.04

  • linuxize.com; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Jul 20, 2018 12:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Ghost is a modern source publishing platform built on top of the Node.js platform. It is fully customizable and easy to use, allowing you to publish your content with almost zero learning curve.

New story! A brief history of text-based games and open source

The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation (IFTF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of technologies enabling the digital art form we call interactive fiction. When a Community Moderator for Opensource.com suggested an article about IFTF, the technologies and services it supports, and how it all intersects with open source, I found it a novel angle to the decades-long story I’ve so often told. The history of IF is longer than—but quite enmeshed with—the modern FOSS movement. read more

New story! Setup secure ProFTPD server on CentOS 7 with TLS

  • linuxconfig.org; By Lubos Rendek (Posted by LinuxCareer on Jul 20, 2018 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The objective is to first configure a basic ProFTPD server on CentOS 7. Once we have a basic FTP server setup, we will then add FTP passive mode and increase security by adding Transport Layer Security ( TLS ).

Lastly, we add an optional anonymous configuration to allow anonymous user to login to FTP server without username and password.

New story! Get rich with Firefox or *(int *)NULL = 0 trying: Automated bug-bounty hunter build touted

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 20, 2018 9:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Earn $$$s reporting flaws even if you're too busy or bored Do you love Firefox, Linux, and the internet? Are you interested in earning money from the comfort of your own home? Are you OK with a special flavor of Firefox quietly gobbling up memory in a hunt for exploitable security bugs?…

New story! 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for July 2018

COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can offer these projects outside the Fedora set of packages. Software in COPR isn’t supported by […]

New story! How Linux Makes Your Life Easier

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ada Ivanova (Posted by damien on Jul 20, 2018 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linux is always perceived as complicated and hard to use. On the contrary, its philosophy and functionality can actually make your life easier.

New story! Opera 55 Web Browser Enters Beta with Support for Installing Chrome Extensions

The Chromium-based Opera web browser continues development with two upcoming versions, Opera 55 and Opera 56, and the former recently entered beta testing with a bunch of goodies.

New story! IBM attempts to graft VM security onto container flexibility

Nabla Containers promises reduced attack surface through fewer system calls IBM researchers have developed a new flavor of software container in an effort to create code that's more secure than Docker and similar shared kernel container systems.…

New story! Looks like the sci-fi mystery game 'The Station' sold well on Linux

The Station is another game with a Linux version that seems to have sold really well and I'm honestly not surprised by this.

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