New story! Slackware-Based Zenwalk Linux Gets New ISO Snapshot with GTK3 Build of Firefox

The development team behind the Slackware-based Zenwalk GNU/Linux distribution have announced the release and general availability of a new ISO snapshot image with all the latest software versions and some exciting new features.

New story! Install multiple Odoo instances on a single machine

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install multiple Odoo instances on a single Ubuntu 16.04 VPS using a python virtual environment.

New story! 5 open source security tools too good to ignore

  • InfoWorld; By Fahmida Y. Rashid (Posted by bob on Feb 25, 2017 11:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
If you haven’t been looking to open source to help address your security needs, it’s a shame—you’re missing out on a growing number of freely available tools for protecting your networks, hosts, and data. The best part is, many of these tools come from active projects backed by well-known sources you can trust...

New story! What to do when people start hacking your culture

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 25, 2017 9:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
I've previously written about the fact the Apache Software Foundation offers an exemplar of large-scale open source governance. Even with those supreme qualities, things can still go wrong. Apache offers some of the best protections for open source contributors but its mature rules can be manipulated by skilled politicians and/or determined agendas. What can we learn from their experience? read more

New story! Master the Open Cloud with Free, Community-Driven Guides

One of the common criticisms of open source in general, especially when it comes to open cloud platforms such as OpenStack and ownCloud, is lack of truly top-notch documentation and training resources. The criticism is partly deserved, but there are some free documentation resources that benefit from lots of contributors.

New story! Getting started with Ansible

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Feb 25, 2017 5:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Ansible is an open-source automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates.

New story! SteamVR comes to Linux, a new game engine, and more gaming news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 25, 2017 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this edition of our open gaming roundup, we take a look at the SteamVR for Linux beta, a new open source game engine, and more. Open gaming roundup for February 12-25, 2017 read more

New story! Malware Lets a Drone Steal Data by Watching a Computer's Blinking LED

A few hours after dark one evening earlier this month, a small quadcopter drone lifted off from the parking lot of Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel. It soon trained its built-in camera on its target, a desktop computer's tiny blinking light inside a third-floor office nearby.

New story! Install multiple Odoo instances on a single machine

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install multiple Odoo instances on a single Ubuntu 16.04 VPS using a python virtual environment.

New story! A Look at Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS for Raspberry Pi

There is a lot of good work and potential in the latest Ubuntu MATE image for the Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately, my experience with testing it out showed that it isn’t quite there yet to be considered as a serious alternative to Raspbian.

New story! Persistent Memory Usage in Linux

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Feb 25, 2017 8:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
In most cases, when a machine crashes or fails, we lose whatever we had loaded into memory, which for some applications can result in quite a bit of time and effort to recover when the system comes back online. At LinuxCon Europe, Maciej Maciejewski, Senior Software Engineer at Intel, talked about how persistent memory can be used to retain its contents after a power failure.

New story! Peek – Create a Animated GIF Recorder in Linux

Peek is a free, open source tool that create/record a selection of your screen to an animated GIF image on Unix like operating system.

New story! How to Install Apache Directory Studio and Connect to an OpenLDAP Server

If you happen to administer one or more OpenLDAP servers, you know that they can be a challenge to work with. Working with LDAP itself can be a bit tricky; to that end, many opt to go the phpLDAPadmin route (which is an amazing tool for individual servers). There’s one particular piece of software that does an outstanding job of managing multiple LDAP servers: Apache Directory Studio.

New story! How to let users securely edit files using sudoedit on Linux

Suppose you are a system administrator in a company where teams mostly work on Linux with limited privileges. Now imagine a situation where members of one of the teams - as part of some new work - need to frequently edit a file that requires superuser privileges. What would you do?

New story! Entroware Launches Ubuntu-Powered Aether Laptop with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 25, 2017 1:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Softpedia was informed today by Entroware, a UK-based hardware manufacturer known for building and selling desktops, laptops, and servers with the popular Ubuntu Linux OS pre-installed, about a brand-new product.

New story! Open Data Policies Necessary for Open Government

Open data is an important concept at Code for America, which addresses the widening gap between the public and private sectors in their effective use of technology and design.

New story! 'Big Bang Theory's' Stuart wears Ubuntu T-shirt

Am I the only person to notice that comic book shop-owning Stuart (Kevin Sussman) on the "The Big Bang Theory" is wearing an Ubuntu T-shirt on the episode airing Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017?

New story! Top 5: Intro to the Linux boot, a primer on the ESP8266 board, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 8:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Python
In this week's top 5, I highlight an intro to the Linux boot, a primer on the ESP8266 board, Linux command-line tools for data analysis, a Python script to find corrupted images, and open source applications for a Windows machine.

New story! SODIMM-style module runs Linux on VIAs 1GHz Cortex-A9 SoC

VIA unveiled an SODIMM-style COM based on its Cortex-A9 WM8850 SoC, with 512MB RAM and 8GB eMMC, plus Ethernet, CSI, graphics, USB, and serial ports. The 68.6 x 43mm “SOM-6X50” computer-on-module appears to be VIA’s second-ever ARM COM.

New story! Gitlab, Pelican and Let’s Encrypt for a secure blog

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 6:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
SSL security allows users to trust the authenticity of a site’s content. While you can host an SSL blog on both GitHub and GitLab pages, only GitLab supports SSL for custom domains. This article shows you how to use Pelican and Let’s Encrypt to produce... Continue Reading →

New story! Engineer Finds Passion and Community With Kids On Computers

If you love technology, you can find a space for yourself and connect with others around mutual interests, according to Avni Khatri, president of Kids on Computers (KoC), a nonprofit that sets up computer labs using donated hardware and open source software in areas where kids have no other access to technology.  

New story! Which is the best programming language for beginners?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 3:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: Editorial
What is the best language for a budding programmer to get their start with? There are probably as many opinions about which language is best for beginners as there are languages to choose from. And the options change all of the time. When we asked this question two years ago, Python came out on top as the clear winner. But is it still the best choice today? read more

New story! Open Source Hardware: From SBCs to Servers

When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, VR gear, and even laptops and servers.

New story! Top 3 machine learning libraries for Python

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 1:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
You don't have to be a data scientist to be fascinated by the world of machine learning, but a few travel guides might help you navigate the vast universe that also includes big data, artificial intelligence, and deep learning, along with a large dose of statistics and analytics. read more

New story! The Secure Linux OS - Tails

Some people worry a lot about security issues. Anyone can worry about their personal information, such as credit card numbers, on the Internet. They can also be concerned with someone monitoring their activity on the Internet, such as the websites they visit. To help ease these frustrations about the Internet anyone can use the Internet without having to “look over their shoulder”.

New story! An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Why, you ask, should anyone care about Vim? It's complex, it's so old it's a fossil, and you like Kate/Leafpad/Geany/Gedit/Nano/Jed/Lime/Emacs/what-have-you, and the Linux world is cram-full of great text editors, so why bother with Vim?

New story! How Ironic: Harman Kardon’s Microsoft Cortana Speaker Is Powered by Linux

And since Cortana is the key feature of this little device, it only makes sense for Harman Kardon to turn to Windows 10 to power the device. And yet, it looks like the so-called Harman Kardon is actually running Linux.

New story! Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel

Linux system administrators should be on the watch for kernel updates because they fix a local privilege escalation flaw that could lead to a full system compromise.

New story! Using Open Source Software to Speed Development and Gain Business Advantage

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Greg Olsen (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 7:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
There are many compelling reasons to use Open Source Software (OSS), all of which add up to a competitive advantage for the organization.

New story! Grasp Perl with Open-Source Books

Programming is about solving problems and good communication. But before code is written, you need to know how to solve the problem. Breaking the problem into component parts assists in the process. And being able to model the problem so that it’s easy to implement and test also helps. Combine this with a solid understanding of the programming language itself – a good programming book contributes to all aspects of problem solving. Perl has the virtue it can solve a problems in a few lines of code.

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