New story! More L337 Translations

Dave continues with his shell-script L33t translator.In my last article, I talked about the inside jargon of hackers and computer geeks known as "Leet Speak" or just "Leet". Of course, that's a shortened version of the word Elite, and it's best written as L33T or perhaps L337 to be ultimately kewl. But hey, I don't judge.

New story! Video: Ubuntu 18.04 MATE Desktop Tour

A video showcasing the Ubuntu 18.04 MATE flavor.

New story! A Perl module for better debugging

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 20, 2018 7:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's occasionally useful to have a block of Perl code that you use only for debugging or development tweaking. That's fine, but having blocks like this can be expensive to performance, particularly if the decision whether to execute it is made at runtime. read more

New story! Rise of the Tomb Raider is now officially available on Linux, here’s a look at it with benchmarks

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 20, 2018 6:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Feral Interactive have teamed up with Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix once again to bring a top title to Linux, this time we have Rise of the Tomb Raider.

New story! Collabora Online 3.2 Brings More Powerful Features to LibreOffice in the Cloud

Michael Meeks of the Collabora Productivity has the pleasure of informing Softpedia today on the availability of Collabora Online 3.2, the second point release of the Collabora Online 3 series that promises yet another layer of new features and improvements to the enterprise-ready, cloud-based office suite.

New story! Single-unit version of Odroid-MC1 cluster computer adds flexibility

Hardkernel has launched a stackable single-unit Solo version of its 4-board Odroid-MC1 cluster computer. The system runs Linux on a octa-core Samsung Exynos5422 based Odroid-XU4S SBC. Hardkernel has spun a single-unit version of its four-unit, 32-core Odroid-MC1 cluster computer for running Docker Swarm, Build Farm, and other parallel computing applications.

New story! Microsoft Brings Linux Driven IoT Security to Azure

The word "tiny" pretty much explains why Microsoft has decided to turn to Linux instead of Windows for this project. The OS is designed to run on a new class of microcontroller chip (MCU) with limited resources, and Windows can't shrink down enough to fit. Not a surprise to anyone who's tried to shoehorn Windows onto a Raspberry Pi.

New story! Learn to use GitHub with GitHub Learning Lab

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 20, 2018 2:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Want to join the 27 million open-source programmers who develop on GitHub? Here's how to get your start.

New story! Google Reportedly Working on Dual Boot Support for Chrome OS on Chromebooks

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 20, 2018 1:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It appears that Google might be working on implementing dual boot support for its Linux-powered Chrome OS operating system for Chromebook computers to let users boot other OSes.

New story! gksu Removed From Ubuntu, Here's The Recommended Replacement

The gksu package, which provides GTK+ front-ends for su (gksu) and sudo (gksudo), was removed from the Ubuntu 18.04 repositories, so it won't be available starting with this Ubuntu release.

But how can you edit system files using a GUI without gksu?

New story! Install Apache Hadoop on Ubuntu 17.10

Apache Hadoop is a big data solution for storing and analyzing large amounts of data. In this article we will detail the complex setup steps for Apache Hadoop to get you started with it on Ubuntu as rapidly as possible. In this post, we will install Apache Hadoop on a Ubuntu 17.10 machine.

New story! A Developers Aims to Bring Bitcoin Payments for Retail By Integrating Lightning Network With NFC Technology

  • worldcoinindex.com; By Akolkar B (Posted by henke54 on Apr 19, 2018 10:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One of the key areas where Bitcoin developers are working with all efforts is solving the scalability issue of the Bitcoin network. Lightning Network is the widely proposed solution in solving Bitcoin’s capability issue that allows for transactions to be taken off the Bitcoin blockchain thereby freeing up huge space in the Bitcoin network.

New story! Microsoft's Lobbying for FRAND Pays Off as Microsoft-Connected Patent Troll Conversant (Formerly MOSAID) Goes After Android OEMs in Europe

The FRAND (or SEP) lobby seems to have caused a lot of monopolistic patent lawsuits; this mostly affects Linux-powered platforms such as Android, Tizen and webOS and there are new legal actions from Microsoft-connected patent trolls

New story! How to Install Elastic Jamroom on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Elastic Jamroom is free, open source, scalable, and social networking software written in PHP that can be used by website developers for creating community websites. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Jamroom CMS on Ubuntu 16.04.

New story! Weekly Command: going over Git history with tig

  • monades.roperzh.com; By Roberto Dip (Posted by roperzh on Apr 19, 2018 6:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux
An overview of tig, a text-based interface for Git

New story! Understanding metrics and monitoring with Python

My reaction when I first came across the terms counter and gauge and the graphs with colors and numbers labeled "mean" and "upper 90" was one of avoidance. It's like I saw them, but I didn't care because I didn't understand them or how they might be useful. Since my job didn't require me to pay attention to them, they remained ignored. That was about two years ago. As I progressed in my career, I wanted to understand more about our network applications, and that is when I started learning about metrics.

New story! Gnome: Save And Restore Running Applications And Window Positions With Window Session Manager

  • Linux Uprising (Posted by logix on Apr 19, 2018 4:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME
Being able to save open applications and window positions and restore them later can be useful in multiple situations and environments, like work, easily switching between tasks with predefined running apps and windows, and so on. Window Session Manager is an extension for Gnome Shell that lets you save and restore open applications and window positions / arrangements over multiple real and virtual displays, for X (including XWayland).

New story! 3 tips for organizing your open source projects workflow on GitHub

Managing an open source project is challenging work, and the challenges grow as a project grows. Eventually, a project may need to meet different requirements and span multiple repositories. These problems aren't technical, but they are important to solve to scale a technical project. Business process management methodologies such as agile and kanban bring a method to the madness.

New story! Here Are the System Requirements for Playing Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 19, 2018 2:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
After announcing earlier that it will launch the Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration action-adventure game on the Linux platform, Feral Interactive now revealed the official system requirements for playing the video game on your Linux PC.

New story! Oracle demands dev tear down iOS app that has 'JavaScript' in its name

Ordinary folk may be confused by title, takedown demand suggests Oracle, claims developer Zhongmin Steven Guo, has demanded that Apple remove an app he created because it contains the trademarked term "JavaScript."…

New story! LMMS Guide Part 2: Tempo, Time Signatures, Beats and Bass Lines

We continue on from part 1 of the LMMS tutorial where we got to do a little experimenting with melodies and beats using the sounds, instruments that came with LMMS. Today we begin exploring options of how to compose music with different time signatures, tempo, or beats per minute. We will also continue to experiment with drum tracks and basslines.

New story! Add ‘New Document’ Option in Right Click Context Menu in Ubuntu 18.04 Quick Tip

New versions of Ubuntu like 17.10, 18.04 etc don’t include the option to create a new text document in right-click context menu anymore. Here is how to bring that useful option back.

New story! How will the GDPR impact open source communities?

On May 25, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation will go into effect. This new regulation by the European Union will impact how organizations need to protect personal data on a global scale. This could include open source projects, i.e. communities.

New story! Create Dynamic Wallpaper with a Bash Script

Harness the power of bash and learn how to scrape websites for exciting new images every morning.

New story! Rise of the Tomb Raider Comes to Linux Tomorrow, IoT Developers Survey, New Zulip Release and More

News briefs for April 18, 2018.

New story! Canonical Needs Your Help to Test GNOME Memory Leak Patches in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Canonical's Ubuntu Desktop Director Will Cooke urged the Ubuntu community today to help them test recently implemented GNOME Shell memory leak patches in the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system.

New story! An Update on Linux Journal

So many of you have asked how to help Linux Journal continue to be published* for years to come. First, keep the great ideas coming—we all want to continue making Linux Journal 2.0 something special, and we need this community to do it.

New story! The Linux Filesystem Explained

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2018 3:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Back in 1996 I learned how to install software on my spanking new Linux before really understanding the topography of the filesystem. You see, back then, Linux was not the intuitive, user-friendly system it is today. I soon realized I would need to spend some time getting a handle on how the directories were organized and what all their exotic names like etc/ (not a for miscellaneous files), usr/ (not for user files), and bin/ (not a trash can) meant. This tutorial will help you get up to speed faster than I did.

New story! German Government Chooses Open Source For Its Federal Cloud Solution

  • Fossbytes (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2018 1:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
It's not hidden that apart from costing tons of money, the use of proprietary software also brings along hidden security caveats. These are the two primary reasons why the usage of open source software is being pushed in public agencies all around the world, especially in European countries.

New story! Atom-based embedded PC supports up to four removable SATA drives

IEI’s Linux-ready “IBX-660” is a rugged, storage-oriented embedded computer with a Bay Trail Atom, 4x removable SATA bays, 2x GbE ports, 4x USB, HDMI, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 50°C support. IEI Technology has launched a rugged IBX-660 “industrial data collection server for factory automation and harsh environments.” The system runs Linux or Windows 10 ......

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