New story! LibreOffice 6.0 Open-Source Office Suite Passes 1 Million Downloads Mark

The Document Foundation announced recently that its LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite reached almost 1 million downloads since its release last month on January 31, 2018.

New story! How To Create Shell Scripts

Having to type the same command over and over again can be a daunting task and tiresome for that matter. The shell scripts are really easy to create and run saving you from a lot of misery and anguish if you really prefer using the terminal over using the GUI for running tasks.

New story! Introducing Spyder, the Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment

If you want to use Anaconda for science projects, one of the first things to consider is the spyder package, which is included in the basic Anaconda installation. Spyder is short for Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment. Think of it as an IDE for scientific programming within Python.

New story! A better marketing plan for your open source software project

  •; By Sarah Conway (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2018 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Open source software (OSS) marketing today is unique: it’s a process of co-creating and co-executing a marketing plan with an entire community—developers, end users and vendors. This makes it distinctly different than most traditional technology marketing efforts, which generally focuses on business decision-makers exclusively.

New story! Servers? We don't need no stinkin' servers!

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2018 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
You may be moving your mission-critical applications to a serverless architecture sooner than you think. OK, so we'll always need some servers. But with the rise of virtual machines (VM)s and container technologies such as Docker, combined with DevOps and cloud orchestration to automatically manage ever-larger numbers of server applications, serverless computing is becoming real.

New story! Your DevOps attempt will fail without these 7 departments buying in

  •; By Dan Barker (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2018 8:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
When DevOps was coined by Andrew Shafer and Patrick Debois, the goal was to bring developers and operators closer to achieve customer value together. DevOps is a culture of continuous learning and improvement. While automation and tools can garner some improvements, having the right culture drives larger impacts. The sharing of knowledge and ideas resulting in cultural growth is the value creator in DevOps.

New story! i.MX6 UL based COM/SBC hybrid has FPGA with programmable ZPU

Technologic’s rugged, open-spec “TS-4100” COM/SBC hybrid runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL, and offers a microSD slot, 4GB eMMC, a micro-USB OTG port, optional WiFi/BT and baseboard, and an FPGA with a programmable ZPU core for offloading real-time tasks. Technologic Systems has begun sampling its first i.MX6 UL (UltraLite) based board, which is also its first computer-on-module that can double as a single board computer.

New story! Kali Linux Ethical Hacking OS Getting Fix for Meltdown and Spectre with Linux 4.15

Offensive Security, the team of developers behind the widely-used Kali Linux ethical hacking and penetration testing GNU/Linux distribution, released the first snapshot for 2018 with latest security fixes and software updates.

New story! PyTorch Should Be Copyleft

  •; By Keith Curtis (Posted by keithcu on Feb 18, 2018 2:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Python
Neural networks have started to take off since AlexNet in 2012. We don’t have to call it a software war, but there’s a competition for mindset and community contributors in neural networks.

New story! Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics - even location - with new desktop installs

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2018 12:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Data harvest notice will be checked by default. Future versions of Ubuntu desktop may collect information on the PCs running it unless users opt out.

New story! Learning IT Fundamentals

Where do IT fundamentals fit in our modern, cloud- and abstraction-driven engineering culture? Although you can use modern Linux desktops and servers without knowing almost anything about how computers, networks or Linux itself works, unlike with other systems, Linux still will show you everything that's going on behind the scenes if you are willing to look.

New story! Module reveals new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC

Advantech is prepping a “SOM-5871” computer-on-module with an unannounced AMD V1000 Zen SoC, which appears to be AMD’s rumored, 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000 “Great Horned Owl” successor to the R-Series. iBase also leaked info on a V1000 based Mini-ITX board and fanless PC. Advantech has posted a preliminary product page for a SOM-5871 module that […]

New story! Chroot: the magical healing powers of the original Linux virtualization tool

It's been around forever and loads of users haven't even heard of it. But chroot is the grandfather of Linux virtualization and it can save your life

New story! Linux on Nintendo Switch, a new Kubernetes ML platform, and more news

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Mozilla's IoT gateway, a new machine learning platform,'s revamp, and more. Open source news roundup for February 4-17, 2018 Mozilla announces Project Things for a more secure IoT Mozilla wants you to have control over your connected devices. To help you gain that control, they've released Project Things into the wild. read more

New story! How To Install Redmine on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Redmine on CentOS. Redmine is a free and open source issue tracking and web-based project management application. Redmine is built on Ruby on Rails framework and it is cross-platform and cross-database. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for CentOS 7 VPS

New story! How to make sense of the Apache 2 patent license

  •; By Jeffrey Robert Kaufman (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2018 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Apache
The Apache 2 license contains a number of key provisions including a patent grant that, in my experience, is often misunderstood. This grant has a significant effect on making open source safe to use. Let me explain by exploring a portion of Section 3 of the Apache 2.0 license.

New story! HiFive, LibreOffice, Meltdown and Spectre and more

  • Linux Journal; By Petros Koutoupis (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2018 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
News briefs for February 16, 2018.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Googles AMP Support to Snazz Up Email, Open Source Community Continues to Do Good & More

This week in open source and Linux news, Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages will now support web browsing in email, an op-ed on the continued value of the open source community and more! Read this week's digest to stay in the open source know.

New story! Fix Laptop Doesn’t Suspend After Lid is Closed on Ubuntu Linux

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by elobga on Feb 17, 2018 6:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
You close the lid of your laptop but it keeps on running instead of going into suspend mode? Here are a few ways how you can make Ubuntu suspend when the lid is closed.

New story! The knitting printer and more art with open source

For several years,, a week-long conference (held this year from January 22-26), has held "miniconfs" offering space for tech community niche groups to share their inventions and ideas. In 2018, 12 miniconfs were held on the first two days of the conference, and the Art + Tech miniconf took the concept to the next level with an entire day of 11 talks about making art with tech, as well as an art exhibition head during the conference. read more

New story! Real-time Linux based automation controller supports up to 16 I/O modules

Opto 22 announced its first Linux-based automation controller: a rugged “Groov EPIC” system that runs real-time Linux on a quad-core ARM SoC, and supports process and machine control, SCADA/RTU, and industrial IoT edge gateway applications. Increasingly, industrial equipment manufacturers must not only compete on features, but also meet their clients’ need to attract the best […]

New story! Top 5: SpaceX, drone projects, vi tips, and more

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2018 1:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Since Valentine's Day was earlier this week, I thought we'd focus on love. There's plenty to love in this week's top 5, so let's take a look. And before you go, be sure to enter to win a Mycroft Mark 1 voice assistant. read more

New story! Q4OS Makes Linux Easy for Everyone

  •; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2018 11:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Modern Linux distributions tend to target a variety of users. Some claim to offer a flavor of the open source platform that anyone can use. And, I’ve seen some such claims succeed with aplomb, while others fall flat. Q4OS is one of those odd distributions that doesn’t bother to make such a claim but pulls off the feat anyway.

New story! Web Server Setup Series - Fix CWP Errors & Warnings To Improve Server Security

?Welcome to the second part of the web server setup series. In this part, I'll show you how to fix CWP (CentOS web panel) errors and warnings, create new user accounts, create hosting packages, and create FTP account. So let's start.

New story! Listen to the new Fedora podcast

The Fedora Marketing Team is proud to announce the Fedora Podcast. This ongoing series will feature interviews and talks with people who make the Fedora community awesome. These folks work on new technologies found in Fedora. Or they produce the... Continue Reading →

New story! diff -u: Automated Bug Reporting

Bug reports are good. Anyone with a reproducible crash should submit a bug report on the linux-kernel mailing list. The developers will appreciate it, and you'll be helping make Linux better!

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

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2018 5:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Sometimes, while working on the command line in Linux, you need to know more about a file. For example, you may want information like file's size, inode number, access permissions, time of last access or modification, and more. You'll be glad to know that there exists a command line utility stat that provides all this information in one go.

New story! What is a Linux 'oops'?

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Feb 16, 2018 3:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
The Linux kernel is watching out for you, and when it detects something on the system violated the kernel's rules about proper behavior, it will shut the system down and issue an "oops."

New story! Why Red Hat Invested $250M in CoreOS to Advance Kubernetes

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 16, 2018 9:10 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
Red Hat already had a leading Kubernetes distribution with OpenShift, but now it has so much more.

New story! LMMS Guide Part 1: Creating Simple Melodies Using Sounds And Instruments

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Feb 16, 2018 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
LMMS stands for Linux Multimedia Studio. It is a very good open-source program that is used to create music tracks using sound files, predefined instruments, and sound effects. LMMS has versions for Windows and macOS in addition to Linux. Their website, of course, lists all of their features offered to users. This article will attempt to provide practical guides and tips for composing songs using LMMS.

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