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

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2018 5:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Many a time, a Linux machine is used by different users. So there are chances that these users access a common set of files. This opens up door to problems like accidental deletion or editing of important files, something which you - as an administrator - would definitely not want to happen. Thankfully, there exists a command - dubbed chattr - that's developed to help you in specifically these kinds of scenarios.

New story! How to (Safely) Add Code to functions.php in WordPress

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jul 18, 2018 4:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Scouring the Internet for solutions to WordPress problems will inevitably bring you to sites that ask you to insert some piece of code or the other into functions.php.

New story! How to check free disk space in Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2018 3:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Keeping track of disk utilization information is on system administrators' (and others') daily to-do list. Linux has a few built-in utilities that help provide that information. df The df command stands for "disk-free," and shows available and used disk space on the Linux system. df -h shows disk space in human-readable format df -a shows the file system's complete disk usage even if the Available field is 0 read more

New story! How To Install WordPress with LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 16.04

WordPress is one of the world’s most popular content management systems (CMS). It is a free and open-source platform, which is used by millions of people for running blogs, business websites, e-commerce stores and much more.

New story! Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

  • Motherboard; By Kim Zetter (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2018 12:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security
The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them.

New story! Digital Audio Workstation REAPER Adds Experimental Native Linux Builds

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Jul 18, 2018 11:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
REAPER, a popular music production tool, added experimental native Linux builds to its download page with the latest 5.93 release.

New story! Contributing to Fedora: Testing Packages

Contribution to Fedora comes in many forms. Here’s a common misconception about contributing: “I’m not a developer, so what do they need me for?” However, there are many ways for non-developers to contribute to Fedora. One way is package testing. Before a new version of a package lands in the updates repository, it passes through […]

New story! Set Up A Headless Deluge Server on Linux

  • linuxconfig.org; By Nick Congleton (Posted by LinuxCareer on Jul 18, 2018 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
There are tons of ways to manage torrents on Linux. Many of the available clients are excellent, but some have distinct advantages. If you're looking to manage large numbers of torrents and manage them over your network, Deluge is easily the best option.

New story! Nvidia 390.77 Linux Graphics Driver Improves Compatibility with Latest Kernels

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 18, 2018 7:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nvidia released a new version of its long-lived proprietary display driver for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems to add compatibility with recent Linux kernels and fix various bugs.

New story! Ballerina reinvents cloud-native programming

  • Opensource.com; By Dmitry Sotnikov and Lakmal Warusawithana (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2018 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, Developer
Cloud-native programming inherently involves working with remote endpoints: microservices, serverless, APIs, WebSockets, software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, and more. Ballerina is a cloud-native, general purpose, concurrent, transactional, and statically- and strongly-typed programming language with both textual and graphical syntaxes.

New story! A Look at Google's Project Fi

Google's Project Fi is a great cell-phone service, but the data-only SIMs make it incredible for network projects! Project Fi is a play on the term "WiFi" and is pronounced "Project Fye", as opposed to "Project Fee", which is what I called it at first. Several features set Project Fi apart from other cell-phone plans.

New story! Tips for Success with Open Source Certification

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Sam Dean (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2018 4:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
In the first article, we focused on why certification matters now more than ever. Here, we’ll focus on the kinds of certifications that are making a difference, and what is involved in completing necessary training and passing the performance-based exams that lead to certification, with tips from Clyde Seepersad, General Manager of Training and Certification at The Linux Foundation.

New story! Open-spec NAS SBC with 4x SATA 3.0 ports relaunches

Kobol has relaunched its open-spec “Helios4” NAS SBC and fanned system. The Helios4 runs Debian on a Marvell Armada 388 SoC with 2GB ECC RAM and offers 1x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, and 4x SATA 3.0 ports for up to 48TB.

New story! Xen Project Hypervisor Power Management: Suspend-to-RAM on Arm Architectures

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2018 12:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: ARM, Linux
About a year ago, we started a project to lay the foundation for full-scale power management for applications involving the Xen Project Hypervisor on Arm architectures. We intend to make Xen on Arm's power management the open source reference design for other Arm hypervisors in need of power management capabilities.

New story! You Can Now Install Android 8.1 Oreo on Your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Computer

Just two weeks after releasing the first build of his RaspAnd operating system based on Google's Android 8.1 Oreo mobile OS, Arne Exton today announced a new version with support for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ computer.

New story! Open Source at 20

Open source software has been around for a long time. But calling it open source only began in 1998. Here's some history:

New story! How to Install and Use GIMP 2.10 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • LinuxHint; By Shahriar Shovon (Posted by linuxhint on Jul 17, 2018 8:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
After 6 years of development, a new version of GIMP, version 2.10 was released recently. GIMP 2.10 comes with a lot of new features and improvements. Today, learn how to install GIMP 2.10 on Ubuntu and how to do basic image editing with GIMP 2.10.

New story! Curl Command Examples

  • linuxize.com; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Jul 17, 2018 7:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Curl is command line utility for transferring data from or to a server designed to work without user interaction. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use the curl tool through practical examples and detailed explanations of the most common curl options.

New story! Curse of the CSV monster

  • BASHing data; By Bob Mesibov (Posted by Bob_Mesibov on Jul 17, 2018 6:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
How to convert a CSV to a TSV and complain about CSVs at the same time

New story! How to Create Your Own Video Conference Server using Jitsi Meet on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Jitsi is a set of open source projects that allow you to build a secure video conference system for your team which can be used from a web browser and mobile devices. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install your own video conference server using Jitsi meet on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

New story! What is Hostname in Linux and How Can You Change It?

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jul 17, 2018 3:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Hostnames are an important piece of the Linux networking puzzle. They let you easily access Linux systems across a network with a name instead of an IP.

New story! Getting started with Etcher.io

Bootable USB drives are a great way to try out a new Linux distribution to see if you like it before you install. While some Linux distributions, like Fedora, make it easy to create bootable media, most others provide the ISOs or image files and leave the media creation decisions up to the user. There's always the option to use dd to create media on the command line—but let's face it, even for the most experienced user, that's still a pain. read more

New story! An Introduction to Cybersecurity: The First Five Steps

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By Lindsey Havens (Posted by Feenta on Jul 17, 2018 1:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
If you’re just starting to take cybersecurity seriously, here are five steps you can take to secure your organization more effectively than 99 percent of your competitors.

New story! Red Hat Looks Beyond Docker for Container Technology

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 17, 2018 12:01 PM EDT)
Red Hat has been busy leading multiple open-source efforts for managing, creating and deploying containers, including CRI-O, Buildah, Skopeo and Podman.

New story! The oldest, active Linux distro, Slackware, turns 25

Patrick Volkerding didn't set out to create a Linux distribution. He just wanted to simplify the process of installing and configuring Softlanding Linux System. But when SLS didn't pick up his improvements, Volkerding decided to release his work as Slackware. On July 17, 1993, he announced version 1.0. A quarter century and 30-plus versions later, Slackware is the oldest actively maintained Linux distribution. read more

New story! Users, Groups and Other Linux Beasts: Part 2

  • Linux.com; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Jul 17, 2018 9:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this ongoing tour of Linux, we’ve looked at how to manipulate folders/directories, and now we’re continuing our discussion of permissions, users and groups, which are necessary to establish who can manipulate which files and directories. Last time, we showed how to create new users, and now we’re going to dive right back in.

New story! How to spot a DevOps faker

  • enterprisersproject.com; By Kevin Casey (Posted by crudder on Jul 17, 2018 8:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
The growth of DevOps careers – as illustrated in these eye-opening stats – is certainly good news for IT pros with relevant skills and experience. If you’re a DevOps pro, you’re popular in the job market right now and in a command position at the negotiating table. That popularity also means that some job hunters are probably getting a little, um, creative with their resumes and LinkedIn profiles in hopes of getting a foot in the door for a DevOps role.

New story! Sysadmin guides, open source email clients, MacOS apps, SELinux, Firefox extensions, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Rikki Endsley (Posted by bob on Jul 17, 2018 7:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games, Linux
Reader favorites from last week included articles for sysadmins, Linux games, tool round ups, and more.

New story! Chrome OS' Files App Redesigned to Support Viewing Android and Linux Files

Chromium evangelist at Google François Beaufort announced today that the Files app of the Chrome OS operating system was recently redesigned to accommodate viewing of Android and Linux files.

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