New story! Apache Access Vulnerability Could Affect Thousands of Applications

Vulnerabilities in Apache functions have been at the root of significant breaches, including the one suffered by Equifax. Now new research indicates that another such vulnerability may be putting thousands of applications at risk.

New story! Weekend Reading: Tor and Tails

Tails is a live media Linux distro designed to boot into a highly secure desktop environment. Tor is a browser that prevents somebody watching your internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Learn why anonymity matters and how you can protect yourself with this Linux Journal Weekend Reading.

New story! Odroid-H2 is world's first Gemini Lake hacker board

Hardkernel unveiled the Odroid-H2, the first hacker board with an Intel Gemini Lake SoC. The Ubuntu 18.10 driven SBC ships with 2x SATA 3.0, 2x GbE, HDMI and DP, 4x USB, and an M.2 slot for NVMe. When the Odroid-H2 goes on sale in November at a price that will be “higher than $100,” Hardkernel...

New story! KaOS Linux Gets the KDE Plasma 5.14 Treatment, October Release Is Out Now

The development team behind the KaOS Linux distribution announced the availability of the October 2018 snapshot with the latest version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment and numerous other updated components.

New story! How to Set Up a Printer in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Oct 21, 2018 1:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Setting up a printer in Linux is not as difficult as you think. Most printer models are already supported by default. Learn how to set up a printer on your Linux desktop.

New story! How To Set Up a Firewall with UFW on Debian 9

UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) is a user-friendly front-end for managing iptables firewall rules and its main goal is to make managing iptables easier or as the name says uncomplicated. In this tutorial we will show you how to setup a firewall with UFW on Debian 9.

New story! How to Install Odoo 12 on Ubuntu 16.04

In this article, we will show you how to install Odoo 12 on Ubuntu 16.04. Odoo (formerly OpenERP) is a suite of open source business apps that cover all your company needs: CRM, eCommerce, accounting, inventory, ERP, a point of sale, project management, and many more. Odoo comes in two editions, an open-source Community Edition, and Enterprise edition, the licensed one. In our case, we will install and use the Community edition of Odoo.

New story! How to Install VsFTPD Server with TLS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • vitux.com; By Karim Buzdar (Posted by vitux on Oct 20, 2018 8:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial is about installing and configuring the well known and secure VsFTPD (Very Secure File Transfer Protocol Daemon) server on your Ubuntu system.

New story! Lubuntu 18.10 Is Out, First Release to Ship with the LXQt Desktop by Default

Lubuntu developer Simon Quigley inform Softpedia today about the general availability of the Lubuntu 18.10 operating system, the first to ship with the LXQt desktop environment by default, as part of Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish).

New story! ethtool Commands and Examples

  • Linux Hint; By Shahriar Shovon (Posted by linuxhint on Oct 20, 2018 4:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
ethtool is a networking utility on Linux. It is used to configure Ethernet devices on Linux. ethtool can also be used to find a lot of information about connected Ethernet devices on your Linux computer. In this article, I will show you how to use ethtool command on Linux. I will be using Debian 9 Stretch for the demonstration.

New story! Canonical Eyes FinTech With Ubuntu Server 18.10

Canonical says that the latest version of its Ubuntu Server Linux operating system incorporates input from the financial services industry.

New story! Canonical: Snaps Are Used Worldwide, over 3M Installs Monthly and 100K Daily

To celebrate the release of the Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) operating system, Canonical published a new infographic to show us how well its Snap universal package format is doing lately.

New story! Hacker friendly LapPi laptop kit runs on Raspberry Pi 3B+

SB Components is Kickstartering a Raspberry Pi based “LapPi” laptop kit with 7- or 5-inch screens, keyboard, camera, speakers, and 3800mAh battery, starting at $220 with an RPi 3B+ or $178 without. SB Components has successfully funded its DIY LapPi kit on Kickstarter, and packages are available through Nov. 10 with December delivery.

New story! What is your favorite Linux screen capture tool?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2018 6:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The ability to take screenshots in Linux is something that I find really useful when composing how-tos and training materials for students or readers. But there are many different ways to do this. read more

New story! Doing Date Math on the Command Line - Part II

by Mitch Frazier In part II of this series of articles on doing date math from the command line we want to try to solve a problem we noted in part I: passing the date command a date specification something like "the first Monday after some date".

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New story! Is New Ubuntu 18.10 Worth Installing?

The new Ubuntu release "Cosmic Cuttlefish" has hit the OS market after 6 months of development. I've been using it since it came out and now here is what I have to say about it. In this article, I'll talk about the new things it brings in and also if it's the release worth upgrading to. So let's go.

New story! Doing your civic duty one line of code at a time

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2018 1:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When it comes to doing our civic duty in today's technologically driven world, there is a perception that we don't care like older generations did. History teaches us that in the early 20th century's New Deal, Americans stepped up to the nation's challenges on a wide range of government-financed public works projects. Airport construction. Infrastructure improvements. Building dams, bridges, hospitals. This was more than just individuals "pulling themselves up by their bootstraps" but, by design, performing incredible civic duties. Quite an amazing feat when you think about it. read more

New story! How To Encrypt An USB Drive With VeraCrypt (Compatible With Windows, macOS and Linux)

VeraCrypt is a free and open source disk encryption utility that can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition.

This article explains how to encrypt an USB drive with VeraCrypt with step-by-step screenshots.

New story! Linux tr Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2018 9:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Depending on the kind of work you do on the command line in Linux, you may want a utility that can act as a Swiss army knife for quick text editing. Gladly, there exists a tool dubbed tr, which qualifies for this role.

New story! Edit your videos with Pitivi on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2018 7:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Looking to produce a video of your adventures this weekend? There are many different options for editing videos out there. However, if you are looking for a video editor that is simple to pick up, and also available in the official Fedora Repositories, give Pitivi a go. Pitivi is an open source, non-linear video editor...

New story! How To Remove Docker Containers, Images, Volumes, and Networks

This guide serves as a “cheat sheet” to help Docker users keep their system organized and to free disk space by removing unused Docker containers, images, volumes, and networks.

New story! When the Problem Is the Story

Linus as a character got interesting for a few minutes last month ... the issues around it still matter.

New story! Mark Shuttleworth Details Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish Linux Release

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 19, 2018 1:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
The latest Ubuntu Linux distribution release provides new capabilities for both desktop and server users.

New story! How to use Pandoc to produce a research paper

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2018 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This article takes a deep dive into how to produce a research paper using (mostly) Markdown syntax. We'll cover how to create and reference sections, figures (in Markdown and LaTeX) and bibliographies. We'll also discuss troublesome cases and why writing them in LaTeX is the right approach. read more

New story! Use digiKam with a NAS and MariaDB

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Oct 19, 2018 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Got a NAS? Still store your photo library and digiKam databases on a local machine? It’s time to take your digiKam setup to the next level by moving your photo library to the NAS and switching to the MariaDB (or MySQL) database back end.

New story! Essential System Tools: inxi – CLI system information tool

  • LinuxLinks.com; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Oct 19, 2018 10:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
inxi is a command line system information script built for the console as well as Internet Relay Chat (IRC). The software also crops up in forum technical support for debugging purposes. It helps people to determine users’ system configurations and hardware without having to ask a lot of questions.

New story! Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) Released, Includes Gnome 3.30 And New Default Yaru Theme

Ubuntu 18.10, codenamed Cosmic Cuttlefish, is available for download. This release will be supported for 9 months (after which you'll have to upgrade), and brings improvements ranging from updated Gnome to version 3.30 to a new default Gtk and icon theme called Yaru.

New story! Understanding Linux Links: Part 1

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2018 7:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Along with cp and mv, both of which we talked about at length in the previous installment of this series, links are another way of putting files and directories where you want them to be. The advantage is that links let you have one file or directory show up in several places at the same time.

New story! Code Review--an Excerpt from VM Brasseur's New Book Forge Your Future with Open Source

If you're not a Rockstar Ninja 10x Unicorn Diva programmer, not only is your code review feedback still valuable, but you can also learn a great deal in the process: Code layout, programming style, domain knowledge, best practices, neat little programming tricks you'd not have seen otherwise, and sometimes antipatterns (or "how not to do things").

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