New story! Linux Kernels 4.9.12 and 4.4.51 Now Available with Small Changes, Updated Drivers

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the general availability of two new maintenance updates for the long-term supported Linux 4.9 and Linux 4.4 kernel updates for Linux-based operating systems.

New story! 10 command-line tools for data analysis in Linux

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 9:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
So you've landed on some data you want to analyze. Where do you begin? Many people used to working in a graphical environment might default to using a spreadsheet tool, but there's another way that might prove to be faster and more efficient, with just a little more effort. And you don't need to become an expert in a statistical modeling language or a big data toolset to take advantage of these tools. read more

New story! Test WordPress Logins With Hydra on Kali Linux

There are web forms all over the Internet. Even sites that don't usually allow regular users to log in probably have an admin area. It's important when running and deploying a site to make sure that the passwords gating access to sensitive controls and admin panels are as secure as possible.

New story! Sending Email via PHP in CentOS 7 using Sendmail

  •; By Francesco Mondello (Posted by Faster3ck on Feb 23, 2017 7:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If you are running a web server, you may encounter the need of sending emails using your PHP application. WordPress blogs (or CMS) need a simple program called "sendmail" in order to send emails.

New story! Are textbooks in or out? The state of open educational resources

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 6:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open education is a hot topic in both the K-12 and higher education spaces due to a number of factors, including the desire to make education more affordable. read more

New story! Machine Learning Everywhere

The field of statistics typically has had a bad reputation. It's seen as difficult, boring and even a bit useless. Many of my friends had to take statistics courses in graduate school, so that they could analyze and report on their research. To many of them, the classes were a form of nerdy, boring torture.

New story! Using certbot to secure your personal site

  •; By Donald McIntosh (Posted by ahab on Feb 23, 2017 3:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security, Tutorial; Groups: Apache
Introducing an amazing simple command line tool called certbot that generates a trusted SSL certificate for your personal website.

New story! Open Source Networking: Disruptive Innovation Ready for Prime Time

  •; By Greg Whelan (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 2:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Innovations are much more interesting than inventions.  The “laser” is a classic invention and “FedEx” is a classic innovation.  Successful innovation disrupts entire industries and ecosystems as we’ve seen with Uber, AirBnB, and Amazon to name just a few.   The entire global telecommunication industry is at the dawn of a new era of innovation.  Innovations should be the rising tide in which everybody wins except what’s referred to as “laggards.”   Who are the laggards going to be in this new era of open communications?  You don’t want to be one.

New story! How does the PocketCHIP compare to the Raspberry Pi?

When the Raspberry Pi hit the tech scene, it made a huge impact. It wasn't the first tiny computer, by any means—the Chumby, the PogoPlug, and other hackable systems on chips preceded it—but there hadn't been anything quite so intentionally open and affordable as the Pi. You didn't have to hack the Pi, you just put an OS on an SD card, booted, and you were running an open source computer. The computer you were running only used a dozen watts of power, and it wasn't encased in a bulky plastic body that would end up in the landfill when you decided to upgrade. read more

New story! 3 mind mapping tools in Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 12:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
In a previous Magazine article, we covered tracking your time and tasks. In that article we mentioned some mind mapping tools. Now we’ll cover three mind mapping apps you can use in Fedora. You can use these tools to generate and manipulate maps that show... Continue Reading →

New story! How to perform pattern search in files using Grep

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This article focuses on some advanced features of the grep command like case insensitive search, displaying certain non-matched lines with line containing matched string, print matched strings in grep, and to display the position of a match in grep.

New story! New OpenStack Ocata stabilizes popular open-source cloud

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 10:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Instead of new features, this latest OpenStack release focuses on improving stability and performance.

New story! Vanguard CIO: Why we’re on a journey to evolve to a microservices architecture

  •; By John Marcante, CIO, Vanguard (Posted by crudder on Feb 23, 2017 8:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Why Vanguard is evolving its legacy monolithic applications to a microservices-style architecture

New story! ReactOS 0.5 Open Source Windows-Compatible OS to Offer Windows Vista-Like Style

ReactOS 0.4.4 arrived last week as the latest maintenance update to the stable 0.4 series of the open source Windows-compatible operating system, bringing better rendering for many applications and initial printing support.

New story! Tiny, rugged, fanless mini-PC runs Linux on quad-core Bay Trail

ADL Embedded Solutions unveiled a tiny rugged mini-PC with quad- or dual-core Atom E3800 SoCs, HD video, 2x GbE, wide DC input, and -40 to 70°C temps. A couple of months ago, San Diego-based ADL Embedded Solutions unveiled a compact ADLE3800SEC single-board computer, featuring quad- and dual-core Atom E3800 processors.......

New story! SnoozeTabs and Pulse: New Experiments Coming to Firefox Test Pilot

Since launching the new Firefox Test Pilot program in May 2016, we’ve debuted several experiments with the goal of finding browser features that users love and incorporating them into future versions of Firefox. Today, we’re continuing our efforts toward creating a more modern and better performing Firefox with two new Test Pilot experiments.

New story! How China Mobile Is Using Linux and Open Source

  • - Original Content; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 4:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Mobile
China Mobile is one of the biggest telecom companies in the world, with more than 800 million users in China -- all of whom are served with open source technologies. During the 2016 Mobile World Congress, China Mobile declared that the operational support system running their massive network would be based on open source software. China Mobile is not alone; many major networking vendors are moving to open source technologies.

New story! LibreELEC 8.0.0 Officially Released for Raspberry Pi SBCs with Kodi 17 "Krypton"

The development team behind the open-source LibreELEC operating system for Raspberry Pi and other embedded devices proudly announced today the release and general availability of LibreELEC 8.0.0.

New story! FLOSS Weekly 422: Arduino Update

This week's guest, Kathy Giori, manages Arduino's US business operations, establishes strategic partnerships, engages in Maker community and open source software events, looks for ways to boost Arduino education and training, and volunteers for workshops and hackathons.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.10 Released -- Happy Anniversary!

Kernel 4.10 has the honor of being christened the "Anniversary Edition" by Linus Torvalds. I'm guessing this is because of the recent 25th anniversary of the release of Linux 0.01. Admittedly, it is a bit late for that (the anniversary was back in September); however, Linus had not named any of the recent releases for the occasion, opting instead for naming them after several deranged animals.

New story! New OpenStack Ocata stabilizes popular open-source cloud

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2017 11:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Usually, it would be another couple of months before the open-source OpenStack Foundation cloud released a new version of its cloud software. This time around the OpenStack community released the latest version, Ocata, on a one-time, shorter cycle. This release is focused on improving stability, scalability, and performance of the core compute and networking services.

New story! The Perfect Server CentOS 7.3 with Apache, Postfix, Dovecot, Pure-FTPD, BIND and ISPConfig 3.1

This tutorial shows how to install ISPConfig 3.1 on a CentOS 7.3 (64Bit) server. ISPConfig 3 is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, Mailman, and many more.

New story! Rewriting the history of free software and computer graphics

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2017 9:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Do you remember those days in the early nineties when most screensavers were showing flying 3D metallic logotypes? Did you have one? read more

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 create FTP user with specific directory access in 7 easy steps

This post describes How we can create FTP user with specific directory access. This enables us to restrict the user to only be able to do anything within that folder.

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.

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