New story! MIPS ISA to be available under royalty-free license

  • LinuxGizmos.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2018 9:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
Wave Computing will follow in RISC-V’s path by offering its MIPS ISA as “open source” code without royalties or proprietary licensing. The MIPS Open initiative will focus on the development of SoCs for emerging IoT edge applications. The RISC-V Foundation, which promotes the development of processors built on a standardized, open source instruction set architecture […]

New story! LibreOffice 6.1.4 Office Suite Released with More Than 125 Bug Fixes, Update Now

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 18, 2018 8:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Document Foundation announced today the general availability of the fourth incremental update to the latest LibreOffice 6.1 series of the widely used open-source office suite.

New story! Creating a Raspberry Pi Pandora Player with Remote Web Control

This article shows how to create a Raspberry Pi Pandora music player with a Node.js powered web frontend—just in time for the holidays!

New story! Raspberry Pi HAT serves up robotics control smorgasbord

The “Adafruit Crickit HAT” is a Python-oriented RPi HAT add-on for robotics that includes servos, motor control, drive outputs, touch inputs, NeoPixel driver, 3W amp, and more. Adafruit has released a $35 robotics HAT add-on for any 40-pin Raspberry Pi board. The Adafruit Crickit (Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit) HAT is designed for controlling […]

New story! Why NASA open sourced the Rover

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2018 5:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The host of the Command Line Heroes podcast, Saron Yitbarek, kicks off each episode with a sound-studded description of an event that sets the stage for the topic of the episode. Sometimes it's a speech from Al Gore, and sometimes its the Mars Curiosity Rover landing. You should go have a listen. In the final episode recap, Yitbarek walks us through "how open source fuels some of humankind's grandest projects." read more

New story! How to Install and Use Tilda – a drop-down console for Ubuntu

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Dec 18, 2018 3:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
If you are a true command line-savvy person like me, you might notice that the Terminal application is almost always open on your Ubuntu. If that’s the case, we would recommend you a drop-down console called Tilda.

New story! The modern programmer: 10 must-read articles from this year

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2018 2:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Programming is about languages, of course, but also much more. Along with good languages, programmers need toolsets to support coding: software development kits (SDKs), command-line utilities for source-code inspection and even editing, package managers, repositories targeted at developers, and so on. The ten articles listed below cover programming in this broad sense. read more

New story! How to Setup Riak KV NoSQL Database Cluster on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2018 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Riak is a distributed NoSQL database that offers high-availability, fault tolerance, operational simplicity, and scalability. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure the NoSQL database Riak KV on CentOS 7 server.

New story! Scheduling Cron Jobs with Crontab

  • linuxize.com; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Dec 18, 2018 12:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Cron is a scheduling daemon that executes tasks at specified intervals. These tasks are called cron jobs and are mostly used to automate system maintenance or administration.

New story! 8 tips to help non-techies move to Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2018 10:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Back in 2016, I took down the shingle for my technology coaching business. Permanently. Or so I thought. Over the last 10 months, a handful of friends and acquaintances have pulled me back into that realm. How? With their desire to dump That Other Operating System™ and move to Linux. read more

New story! How to Use Journalctl to Read Linux System Logs

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexandru Andrei (Posted by damien on Dec 18, 2018 9:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Most Linux distros have migrated to systemd, which comes with a different log daemon, journald. You will need to use the journalctl utility to read system logs.

New story! Photography and Linux

The Open Source community has done quite an excellent job with producing professional-grade photography applications. Here is the list of what I regularly use.

New story! Working with tarballs on Linux

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MDavidson6785 on Dec 18, 2018 7:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Tarballs provide a versatile way to back up and manage groups of files on Linux systems. Follow these tips to learn how to create them, as well as extract and remove individual files from them.

New story! Slax is a Nifty Linux Distribution That Works from USB

Slax 9.6 was released last November. So we downloaded the latest release and tried it, our experience with it was great so far, see our review below for a detailed tour in Slax.

New story! Rugged, Jetson TX2 based computer targets AI on the edge

Axiomtek’s fanless, IP67-protected “eBOX800-900-FL” computer runs Ubuntu on a Jetson TX2 module and offers -30 to 60°C support, 3Grms vibration resistance, M.2 NVMe expansion, and 2x GbE ports, including one with PoE. Axiomtek turned to the Arm-based Jetson TX2 module for its eBOX560-900-FL industrial edge AI computer.......

New story! mv Command in Linux: 7 Essential Examples

mv command in Linux is used for moving and renaming files and directories. In this tutorial, you’ll learn some of the essential usages of the mv command.

New story! Episode 10: Hydrants and Sirens

Reality 2.0 - Episode 10: Hydrants and Sirens. Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to David Egts, Chief Technologist North America for the Public Sector at Red Hat.

New story! How to install Rainloop Webmail on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2018 2:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Rainloop is a free, open source, simple and fast web-based email client that can be used to access emails from any mail servers like Postfix, Gmail, Yahoo and many more. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Rainloop webmail client on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

New story! How Shopify Fixed A Kubernetes Vulnerability, Thanks To A Bug Bounty

At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018, Shopify and Google detail a Kubernetes security incident that was reported by a bug bounty security researcher that was quickly remediated before any harm was done.

New story! Linux command-line fun, top configuration tools, Kubeflow, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Rikki Endsley (Posted by bob on Dec 18, 2018 12:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Once again articles in our 24 days of fun Linux command-line tricks dominated our top 10 list last week. Readers also wanted to know more about open source configuration management tools, Kubeflow, getting started in AI, and more.

New story! i.MX8M based Pico-ITX SBC has both HDMI and mini-DP

Kontron’s Pico-ITX form-factor “pITX-iMX8M” SBC runs Linux or Android on a dual- or quad-core NXP i.MX8M SoC with Mini-DP and HDMI, 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, and M.2 expansion. The pITX-iMX8M is the first i.MX8M based product from Kontron and the second i.MX8M based Pico-ITX board we’ve seen after F[he]S’ armStone MX8M.

New story! DXVK 0.94 is out with fixes and performance tweaks

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Dec 17, 2018 9:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The Valve-funded DXVK project, which kicks over D3D11 and D3D10 to Vulkan for use with Wine has another fresh brew available.

New story! 6 tips and tricks for using KeePassX to secure your passwords

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 17, 2018 7:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Our increasingly interconnected digital world makes security an essential and common discussion topic. We hear about data breaches with alarming regularity and are often on our own to make informed decisions about how to use technology securely. Although security is a deep and nuanced topic, there are some easy daily habits you can keep to reduce your attack surface. read more

New story! Nautilus 3.30 Lands In Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo

  • Linux Uprising; By Logix (Posted by logix on Dec 17, 2018 6:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Ubuntu
Nautilus 3.30 has landed in Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo. The application has finally been updated after staying at version 3.26 for the past two Ubuntu releases.

New story! Set Your Favorite Browser as Default through Ubuntu Command Line

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Dec 17, 2018 4:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
We might have multiple web browsers installed on our Ubuntu which we might want to use for different browsing preferences. This tutorial shows how to set the default browser through Linux shell.

New story! 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for December 2018

COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can offer these projects outside the Fedora set of packages. Software in COPR isn’t supported by […]

New story! How to install Krita on Ubuntu 18.04

Krita is a free paint program made for Linux users. Krita is also opensource and made by artists for everyone. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to install Krita on Ubuntu 18.04.

New story! The 10 Best Wine and Steam Play Games on Linux

So, your favorite game isn't available on Linux. What now? It might come as a surprise that there are plenty of excellent games that run on Linux through Wine or Steam's new Steam Play feature. You can get up and running with them quickly, and enjoy decent performance.

New story! Take a swim at your Linux terminal with asciiquarium

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 17, 2018 10:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
We're now nearing the end of our 24-day-long Linux command-line toys advent calendar. Just one week left after today!. If this is your first visit to the series, you might be asking yourself what a command-line toy even is. We’re figuring that out as we go, but generally, it could be a game, or any simple diversion that helps you have fun at the terminal. Some of you will have seen various selections from our calendar before, but we hope there’s at least one new thing for everyone. read more

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