New story! Zowe 1.0 released, Microsoft joins OpenChain, new Raspberry Pi store, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the first physical Raspberry Pi store, NVIDIA's hyper-realistic face generator, Microsoft joining the OpenChain project, and more.

New story! Introduction to Linux I/O, Standard Streams and Redirection.

A introductory tutorial on Linux IO, Standard Streams, their file descriptors and redirection. This covers the three basic input output stream (stdin, stdout, and stderr) and well as explains their file descriptors. It also examines practical use cases for each including redirection.

New story! How to Use Reverse SSH Tunnel to Allow External Connections to Your PC

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexandru Andrei (Posted by damien on Feb 16, 2019 10:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If your ISP doesn't provide you with a dedicated IP address, you can make use of a VPS and reverse SSH tunnel to allow external connections. Here's how.

New story! Why does that website take forever to load? Clues: Three syllables, starts with a J, rhymes with crock of sh...

  • The Register; By Thomas Claburn (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2019 8:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Ex-Googler reveals study and, yes, we're lookin' at you, WordAds If the web seems slow, blame third-party advertising and analytics scripts.…

New story! How to Install GNU Octave in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  •; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Feb 16, 2019 6:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
In this article, we will describe how to install GNU Octave, a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides capabilities for the numerical solution of linear and nonlinear problems, and for performing other numerical experiments.

New story! Iron Marines from Ironhide Game Studio will be coming to Linux

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 16, 2019 4:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Ironhide Game Studio (Kingdom Rush) are working on a new real-time strategy game named Iron Marines and they've confirmed to us it's heading to Linux.

New story! C Programming Tutorial Part 3 - Variables basics

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2019 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Developer, Linux
In this tutorial, we will show you the basics of using variables in C programming.

New story! KDE neon Systems Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Have Reached End of Life, Upgrade Now

The development team behind the Ubuntu-based KDE neon distribution announced the end of life of an older series of the operating system based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

New story! Firefox for iOS Amps Up Private Browsing and More

Today we’re rolling out updated features for iPhone and iPad users, including a new layout for menu and settings, persistent Private Browsing tabs and new organization options within the New Tabs feature. This round of updates is the result of requests we received straight from our users, and we’re taking your feedback to make this version of iOS work harder and smarter for you.

New story! 6 Ways to Open Folders in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Opening folders in Ubuntu is one of the basic tasks you will perform as a regular Ubuntu user. In this article, we will explain 6 ways to open folders in the Ubuntu GUI and Shell.

New story! Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.15 Desktop and KDE Applications 18.12.2

Users of the Chakra GNU/Linux distribution have received yet another batch of updates that bring them all the latest KDE technologies and security fixes.

New story! Another little update on Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation for Linux

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 16, 2019 6:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
While Stardock haven't managed to get Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation onto Linux just yet, they did give another small update last month.

New story! How to Install ERPNext on Ubuntu 18.04

ERPNext is an open-source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) framework designed around hassle-free web-based business process management. ERPNext features include Accounting, HR & Payroll, Manufacturing, Sales & Purchase, CRM, Projects, Help Desk, Asset Management, and a fully functional website. The ERPNext core is developed using the Python programming language. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install ERPNext on Ubuntu 18.04 on one of our optimized ERPNext hosting servers.

New story! Make websites more readable with a shell script

If you want people to find your website useful, they need to be able to read it. The colors you choose for your text can affect the readability of your site. Unfortunately, a popular trend in web design is to use low-contrast colors when printing text, such as gray text on a white background. Maybe that looks really cool to the web designer, but it is really hard for many of us to read.

New story! Ansible for the Windows admin

We are searching for a champion, a Windows administrator willing to venture out into the world of Ansible automation. No, you will not need to know Bash scripting or how to navigate your way around a Linux terminal. All you need is the desire all admins share: to complete mundane tasks as quickly as possible.

New story! C Programming Tutorial 4 - Variables and Memory

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2019 10:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Developer, Linux
In this tutorial series so far, we have discussed how to create and run a basic C program, what are preprocessors, as well as basics of variables. Now let's dig a bit deep into variables and discuss the memory aspect.

New story! elementary 5 "Juno"

In the span of less than two years, a tiny little Linux distro came out of nowhere to become one of the most watched and talked about systems available. In the blink of an eye, it went from nothing to passing several grand-daddies of Linux flavors that had been around for decades.

New story! Audiophile Linux Promises Aural Nirvana

This bring us to Audiophile Linux. Audiophile Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution geared toward, as the name suggests, audiophiles. What makes Audiophile Linux special? First and foremost, it’s optimized for high quality audio reproduction.

New story! Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab S5e Tablet with Android 9 Pie, Ultra Thin Design

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 15, 2019 6:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Samsung announced today the Galaxy Tab S5e tablet with a stylish and versatile design, and components to help you enjoy the best possible content from your favorite streaming services.

New story! Why should you use Rust in WebAssembly?

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2019 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
WebAssembly (Wasm) is a technology that has the chance to reshape how we build apps for the browser. Not only will it allow us to build whole new classes of web applications, but it will also allow us to make existing apps written in JavaScript even more performant.  In this article about the state of the Rust and Wasm ecosystem, I'll try to explain why Rust is the language that can unlock the true potential of WebAssembly. read more

New story! How to watch for releases of upstream projects

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2019 4:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Do you want to know when a new version of your favorite project is released? Do you want to make your job as packager easier? If so, this article is for you. It introduces you to the world of You’ll see how it can help you catch up with upstream releases. What is […]

New story! Little Backup Box: A Handful of Improvements and a Dash of PHP

  • Tokyo Made; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Feb 15, 2019 3:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
My every Little Backup Box improvement project starts with the same thought, It does the job but... This time around I wanted to fix and improve several things.

New story! 4 Methods To Change The HostName In Linux

  •; By Magesh M (Posted by 2daygeek on Feb 15, 2019 2:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: We can easily change the hostname on systemd system using the below four methods.

New story! Linspire CE 8.0 Office 365 Released

today the Linspire team is pleased to announce the release of Cloud Edition 8.0 Office 365. This is an update to our CE Office - by far one of our most popular business releases for 2018. We have worked diligently to thoroughly integrate Microsoft’s web services into this product. Who was this designed for? For our business and education users who rely on Microsoft’s web services in their offices and classrooms. CE Office 365 offers the standard Microsoft Office online platform married to the stability and security of the Linux desktop.

New story! Modeling the Entire Universe

For this article, I want to look at the largest thing possible, the whole universe. At least, that's the claim made by Celestia, the software package I'm introducing here. In all seriousness though, Celestia is a very well done astronomical simulator, similar to other software packages like Stellarium. Celestia is completely open source and is licensed under the GPL.

New story! Latte – Excellent KDE Dock based on Plasma Frameworks

Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks that aims to offer an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and KDE Plasma widgets. It animates its contents by using parabolic zoom effect and tries to be as unobtrusive is possible.

New story! Six years ago today, Steam was released for Linux - Happy Birthday

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 15, 2019 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Happy official birthday to the Steam client for Linux, today marks six years since it released for everyone.

New story! Governments Are Spending Billions on Software They Can Get with Freedom

  • FOSS Post; By M.Hanny Sabbagh (Posted by fosspost on Feb 15, 2019 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Community
It’s an issue, because it’s not going to end. Governments are claiming problems and issues in transferring to free software, and in doing that, they keep paying millions and millions of dollars each year, and continue to do so indefinitely; They have no plans to switch to free (as in freedom) locally-developed alternatives.

New story! How to Install Pagekit CMS on Debian 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2019 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Pagekit is modern, intuitive, modular, and flexible open source (MIT license) CMS built with Symfony components and Vue.js. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the Pagekit CMS installation process on a Debian 9 (stretch) operating system by using NGINX as a web server, MariaDB as a database server, and optionally you can secure transport layer by using client and Let's Encrypt certificate.

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