New story! VirtualBox 6.0.2 Released with Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.4

Oracle released today the first point release to the massive VirtualBox 6.0 series announced at the end of 2018, fixing various annoyances and implementing more new features and enhancements.

New story! Google hands out roses to preferred Android MDM vendors

Lucky few get Chocolate Factory's endorsement as Enterprise Mobility Management Google is extending its Android Enterprise Recommended program to mobile device management.…

New story! What Are Various Debian Installation Discs

Ever got confused by the amount of disc made available for downloading on Debian servers? Worry not, if this is your approach looking around the Internet for an explanation why and what are those various discs for installing Debian on your beloved computer, you are at the right place. I'll try to be quick and concise so you can get on with Debian installation within 2 minutes read :)

New story! Linux Tools: The Meaning of Dot

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2019 10:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Let's face it: writing one-liners and scripts using shell commands can be confusing. Many of the names of the tools at your disposal are far from obvious in terms of what they do (grep, tee and awk, anyone?) and, when you combine two or more, the resulting "sentence" looks like some kind of alien gobbledygook.

New story! IBM, Which Will Soon be Buying Red Hat, is Promoting Software Patents in Europe

Even days apart/within confirmation of IBM’s takeover of Red Hat IBM makes it clear that it’s very strongly in favour of software patents, not only in the US but also in Europe

New story! Evolving Firefox's Culture of Experimentation: A Thank You from the Test Pilot Program

  • The Mozilla Blog; By Marissa Morris (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2019 7:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Mozilla
For the last three years Firefox has invested heavily in innovation, and our users have been an essential part of this journey. Through the Test Pilot Program, Firefox users have …

New story! How to Install Craft CMS on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2019 6:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, PHP
Craft is an open source CMS written in PHP which allows you to easily create and manage great-looking content, and to design and build exactly what you need. This tutorial will walk you through the Craft CMS installation procedure on a fresh CentOS system using Nginx as the web server and we will secure the website with a Let's encrypt SSL certificate.

New story! Metasploit, popular hacking and security tool, gets long-awaited update

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2019 5:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security; Groups: Community
After seven years, Metasploit Framework, the popular open-source hacking and security tool, has been given a major update.

New story! NC command (NCAT) for beginners

  • https://linuxtechlab.com; By shusain (Posted by linuxtechlab on Jan 15, 2019 4:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
NC command is for performing maintenance/diagnosis tasks related to network . It can perform operations like read,write or data redirections over the network, similar to how you can use cat command to manipulate files...

New story! Getting started with Sandstorm, an open source web app platform

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2019 2:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way. Here's the third of my picks for 19 new (or new-to-you) open source tools to help you be more productive in 2019. read more

New story! Introduction to Ubuntu’s LXD Containers

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexandru Andrei (Posted by damien on Jan 15, 2019 1:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Containers are portable and easy to clone and/or move to other operating systems. LXD is a container that is designed to contain an entire operating system instead of an application.

New story! How To Install Cinnamon Desktop On A Chromebook With Crouton

Crouton used to have a target which allowed easy Cinnamon installation, but that's no longer available. Installing Cinnamon desktop on a Chromebook using Crouton is still possible, and this article guides you through this process (using Ubuntu as a base).

New story! How to Install IDLE Python IDE on your Ubuntu

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Jan 15, 2019 11:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
In this article, we will be installing IDLE through the Ubuntu command line. The article also explains how to launch IDLE and use it to write and run a simple Python script.

New story! Tiny, Feather-style SBC runs Linux on Cortex-A5 SiP package

  • LinuxGizmos.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2019 9:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Groboard has unveiled a tiny, Adafruit Feather form-factor “Giant Board” SBC that runs Linux on Microchip’s SiP implementation of its Cortex-A5-based SAMA5D SoC and offers 128MB RAM, micro-USB, microSD and I/O including ADC and PWM. Groboard has posted specs for a 51 x 23mm SBC based on a Microchip System-In-Package (SiP) module equipped with the […]

New story! Open-Source Metasploit Framework 5.0 Improves Security Test

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 15, 2019 8:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Developer
The first major milestone update to the open-source Metasploit Framework since 2011 is now available, making it easier for security researchers to test cyber-security defenses against exploit

New story! What I learned at WordCamp about the new WordPress Gutenberg editor

  • Opensource.com; By Jeff Macharyas (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2019 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
I am one of the 75 million (or so) WordPress users. Are you?

New story! How to install FFmpeg on CentOS 7

FFmpeg is a free and open source collection of tools for handling multimedia files. It contains a set of shared audio and video libraries such as libavcodec, libavformat, and libavutil. With FFmpeg you can convert between various video and audio formats, set sample rates, capture streaming audio/video and resize videos.

New story! Python Testing with pytest: Fixtures and Coverage

In my last two articles, I introduced pytest, a library for testing Python code (see "Testing Your Code with Python's pytest" Part I and Part II). pytest has become quite popular, in no small part because it's so easy to write tests and integrate those tests into your software development process. I've become a big fan, mostly because after years of saying I should get better about testing my software, pytest finally has made it possible.

New story! How to Install Gradle on Ubuntu 18.04

Gradle is a free and opensource general purpose build tool used mainly for Java projects. It uses Groovy which is dynamic, object-oriented programming language to define projects and build scripts for Java language.

New story! Solus 4 and Budgie 10.5 Desktop Will Finally Be Released in Spring 2019

Solus Project's Joshua Strobl announced today in a lengthy blog post that the long-anticipated Solus 4 operating system release will finally arrive in Spring 2019 along with the Budgie 10.5 desktop environment.

New story! Dominion Harbor — Armed by Microsoft’s Biggest Patent Troll — Goes After the World’s Biggest Android OEMs, Huawei and Samsung

Dominion Harbor, the patent troll that gets bucketloads of patents from Intellectual Ventures (a patent troll strongly connected to Microsoft and Bill Gates), is still suing using shell entities

New story! Get started with Wekan, an open source kanban board

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 14, 2019 10:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way. Here's the second of my picks for 19 new (or new-to-you) open source tools to help you be more productive in 2019. read more

New story! Canonical Patches GNOME Bluetooth Vulnerability on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Update Now

Canonical announced today the availability of a security patch for the GNOME Bluetooth tools inside its Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system to address a vulnerability that could allow unintended access to devices.

New story! Hegemon - A Modular System And Hardware Monitoring Tool For Linux

2DayGeek: Hegemon is a modular system and hardware monitoring tool which was written in Rust programming language.

New story! Contribute at the Fedora Test Day for kernel 4.20

The kernel team is working on final integration for kernel 4.20. This version was just recently released, and will arrive soon in Fedora. This version has many security fixes included. As a result, the Fedora kernel and QA teams have organized a test day for Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Refer to the wiki page for links to the […]

New story! Linux's Systemd Hit With Three Security Holes

Red Hat, which maintains Linux's systemd, has issued patches for CVE-2018-16864 and CVE-2018-16865 and has given the exploits an "Important" impact rating with severity ratings of 7.4 and 7.5. These patches should be available soon, if not already, for most Linux distributions.

New story! How to Build a Netboot Server, Part 4

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 14, 2019 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
One significant limitation of the netboot server that we have built in this series is that the operating system image being served is read-only. Some use cases may require that the end user be able to modify the image. For example, an instructor may want to have the students install and configure software packages like […]

New story! 6 Different Ways to List Hard Drives in Linux

Here are different commands which can list the hard drives in Linux. There are others but these are the most common and easy to use commands to list the disks.

New story! Here's the Default Theme and Artwork for Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster"

The Debian Project unveiled today the default theme and wallpaper/artwork of the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system series, due for release in Spring 2019.

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