New story! Wine 3.0 Officially Released with Android Driver, Direct3D 11 and 10 Support

The Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) project has been updated today to version 3.0, a major release that ends 2017 in style for the open-source compatibility layer capable of running Windows apps and games on Linux-based and UNIX-like operating systems.

New story! Re-imagining beta testing in the ever-changing world of automation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2018 3:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fundamentally, beta testing is a test of a product performed by real users in the real environment. There are a number of names for this type of testing—user acceptance testing (UAT), customer acceptance testing (CAT), customer validation and field testing (common in Europe)—but the basic components are more or less the same. All involve user testing of the front-end user interface (UI) and the user experience (UX) to find and resolve potential issues. read more

New story! Purism Progress Report, Spectre Mitigation for Ubuntu, Malicious Chrome Extensions and More

Purism, the group behind the security and privacy-focused Librem 5 phone just recently published a progress report highlighting the latest developments and design decisions to its crowdfunded project. Changes include an even faster processor.

New story! Google moves to Debian for in-house Linux desktop

Google is officially moving from Ubuntu to Debian for its in-house Linux desktop. Google has officially confirmed the company is shifting its in-house Linux desktop from the Ubuntu-based Goobuntu to a new Linux distro, the DebianTesting-based gLinux.

New story! $25k Linux Journalism Fund

Linux Journal's new parent, Private Internet Access, has established a $25k fund to jump-start the next generation of Linux journalism—and to spend it here, where Linux journalism started in 1994.

New story! How to Install Cassandra Distributed Database on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2018 10:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, Linux
In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure Cassandra on CentOS 7. Cassandra is a free and open source distributed database management system that can be used to handle large amounts of data across many servers.

New story! SBC kit runs Linux on a quad -A53 i.MX8M SoC

CompuLab released details and pricing for its “SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit.” The sandwich-style SBC includes an i.MX8M-based CL-SOM-iMX8 module, and provides WiFi, BT, GbE, USB 3.0, PCIe, HDMI 2.0, and more. Earlier this week when we reported on CompuLab’s CL-SOM-iMX8 compute module, there were only a few details on the board’s SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit.

New story! Educational-Oriented Escuelas Linux 5.6 Distro Released with LibreOffice 6.0

Bodhi-based, educational-oriented Escuelas Linux GNU/Linux distribution has been updated today to version 5.6, as developer Alejandro Diaz informed us a few moments ago.

New story! Monitoring Your Picluster with Elasticsearch and Kibana

PiCluster is a simple way to manage Docker containers on multiple hosts. It will work on x86 or ARM CPU architectures that can run Docker and Node.js. PiCluster 2.3 will be out soon and I wanted to share the exciting new Elasticsearch integration currently in the dev branch. Traditionally, PiCluster had the ability to store its log output in Elasticsearch. Starting in PiCluster 2.3, node metrics such as disk, cpu, and memory utilization is stored also. With this ability, users can easily view their host metrics over time.

New story! Amazing Facts about Linux Operating System You Probably Don't Know

It was almost 20 years ago when the first version of Linux came into the market and since then, this operating system has made its important stature beside Microsoft Windows. Linux has turned out to be one of the most acknowledged and extensively used operating system.

New story! Cooking With Linux : Installing and Running ReactOS

VIDEO: Back in the before time (1996), there was a project called FreeWin95 which was originally meant to create a clone of Windows 95. Two years later, that project became ReactOS.

New story! Securing the Linux filesystem with Tripwire

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2018 3:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
While Linux is considered to be the most secure operating system (ahead of Windows and MacOS), it is still vulnerable to rootkits and other variants of malware. Thus, Linux users need to know how to protect their servers or personal computers from destruction, and the first step they need to take is to protect the filesystem. read more

New story! No More Ubuntu! Debian is the New Choice For Google’s In-house Linux Distribution

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by elobga on Jan 18, 2018 2:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Goobuntu is now being replaced by gLinux, which is based on Debian Testing.

New story! 4 Tools for Network Snooping on Linux

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2018 12:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Carla Schroder looks at how to use whois, dig, nmcli, and nmap to investigate networks.

New story! NHS: Thanks for all the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops

Dev team quits, suggests NHS used them to get better deal with Microsoft The small team behind an ambitious NHoS Linux project are calling it a day, citing receipt of a trademark infringement warning from the Department of Health's (DoH) "brand police" as the "final straw".…

New story! How to create outlines in Linux with TreeLine

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2018 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
As someone who's been known to string a few words together, I know that a well-crafted outline can be a key part of any writing project. Why? A good outline helps you organize your work. It provides a structure for what you're writing as well as a roadmap from beginning to end. Outlines aren't just for writing, either. They can be a great tool for organizing just about any kind of project. read more

New story! Microsoft, Masking/Hiding Itself Behind Patent Trolls, is Still Engaging in Patent Extortion

A review of Microsoft's ugly tactics, which involve coercion and extortion (for businesses to move to Azure and/or for OEMs to preload Microsoft software) while Microsoft-connected patent trolls help hide the "enforcement" element in this whole racket

New story! Hehe, still writing code for a living? It's 2018. You could be earning x3 as a bug bounty hunter

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2018 7:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Oh, yeah, and learning new tricks and protecting stuff, sure Ethical hacking to find security flaws appears to pay better, albeit less regularly, than general software engineering.…

New story! Firefox locks down its future with HTTPS 'secure contexts'

Mozilla's embrace of HTTPS, the secure form of HTTP, has ratcheted up a notch with the news that Firefox developers must start using a web security design called 'secure contexts' "effective immediately."

New story! Four Malicious Google Chrome Extensions Affect 500K Users

The ICEBRG Security Research team discovered four malicious Google Chrome extensions during a routine investigation of anomalous traffic. More than 500,000 users, including workstations in major businesses around the world, have been affected.

New story! Behind the scenes with Pop!_OS Linux

In October, Linux PC maker System76 released its homegrown version of Linux, Pop!_OS, giving users the choice between its legacy Ubuntu operating system or the new Pop!_OS flavor of Linux. read more

New story! Purism Releases Meltdown and Spectre Patches for Its Librem Linux Laptops

Purism, the computer technology company behind the privacy-focused, Linux-based Librem laptops and the upcoming smartphone, released patches for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities.

New story! The first lawsuits to save net neutrality have been filed

The first lawsuits to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of Obama-era net neutrality rules have been filed. Attorneys general from 22 states filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to block the repeal of the rules. Mozilla, maker of the Firefox browser, also said it has filed a suit against the FCC, and several public interest groups have filed petitions in court.

New story! How To Install Windows 10 In Virtualbox On Linux

You might be a developer and just want to try out your application in a Windows environment, or just want the thrill of doing something in Windows 10. Well, the solution might be as easy as using Virtualbox to install windows 10 unlike installing it on your machine, which may bring may problems to your Linux installation such as grub being overwritten.

New story! RF-enabled Raspberry Pi add-on brings Google Assistant to gizmos, speakers, and robots

JOY-iT and Elector have launched a $42 “Talking Pi” RPi add-on that enables Google Home/AIY compatible voice activation of home automation devices linked to the Pi’s GPIO, and includes a mic board, PWM servo controls, and support for a 433MHz SRD radio.

New story! What Is cURL?

We’ll show you, What is cURL? and why would you use cURL? cURL is a computer software project providing a library and command-line tool for transferring data using various protocols.

New story! New Kernel Releases, Net Neutrality, Thunderbird Survey and More

Hot off the presses and just released: the 4.14.14 [stable], 4.9.77 [longterm], 4.4.112 [longterm] and 3.18.92 [longterm] kernels. More information is available from The Linux Kernel Archives. In an effort to protect Net Neutrality (and the internet), Mozilla filed a petition in federal court yesterday against the FCC.News roundup for January 17, 2018.

New story! Linux Lite Developer Creates Automated Spectre/Meltdown Checker for Linux OSes

The developer of the Ubuntu-based Linux Lite distribution has created a script that makes it easier for Linux users to check if their systems are vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws.

New story! How To Migrate ISPConfig 2, ISPConfig 3.x, Confixx or Plesk to ISPConfig 3.1 (single server)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2018 5:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this howto, we'll show how to use the ISPConfig Migration Tool 2.0 to migrate a single server to a new ISPConfig 3.1 server. The Migration tool is part of the ISPConfig Migration toolkit. The Migration Tool supports ISPConfig 2 and 3 – 3.1, Plesk 10 – 12.5, Plesk Onyx and Confixx 3 as source servers and ISPConfig 3.1 as target server.

New story! Purism Says Its Privacy-Focused Linux Phone Will Use Wayland and i.MX8 ARM CPU

Two and a half months after it successfully crowdfunded its Librem 5 privacy-focused, end-to-end encrypted Linux smartphone, Purism released today the first update on the development progress.

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