New story! 10 things I learned about making LEGO bricks glow

By day, Jen Krieger is chief agile architect at Red Hat, but by night she architects stunning LEGO creations, including a Parisian café she demonstrated in her All Things Open 2017 Lightning Talk, "10 Things I Learned About Making LEGO Bricks Glow." Jen wanted to add lighting to her LEGO model, but in the open source maker tradition, she wanted to do it herself instead of simply ordering a pre-fab LEGO lighting kit.

New story! openSUSE Tumbleweed Operating System Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 24, 2017 4:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system have received the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel via a snapshot released this week in the stable software repositories.

New story! Compact carrier matches the footprint of the Jetson TX2 that powers it

Aetina’s “ACE-N510” carrier for the Linux-powered Jetson TX1 and TX2 measures only 87 x 50mm, and offers HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, 2x CAN, and optional -20 to 70°C. When Aetina recently unveiled its Nano-ITX (120 x 120mm) ACE-N261 carrier for Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 and earlier, pin-compatible Jetson TX1 COMs, it mentioned an upcoming ACE-N510 that was even smaller.

New story! Sponsored development is a win-win for users and developers

There is a myth that simply by making a software platform open source, qualified people will give up their nights and weekends to contribute to its development. With rare exceptions, that's not how the open source world works. Building a community of contributors takes time, and complex applications often have a steep learning curve before a developer becomes comfortable working with the code.

New story! Oracle Adds Initial Support for Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS to VirtualBox

Oracle recently updated their VirtualBox open-source and cross-platform virtualization software with initial support for the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel series.

New story! Intel Didn't Heed Security Experts Warnings About ME

The folks at Intel probably went to the nearest lavatory to wash egg off their faces after finding these flaws. This should never have happened. Security experts have been saying for years that Intel's ME was a security nightmare waiting to happen. Intel didn't listen, apparently because being the first (and now second) largest chip maker on the planet, it knew better.

New story! How To Install Kali Linux

?When it comes to penetration testing, hacking and offensive distros, one of the first to be mentioned is Kali Linux. It is based on Debian and is available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions. Today we take a look at installing Kali Linux. We will look at using the entire disk and installing alongside Windows.

New story! Why microservices are a security issue

  • Opensource.com; By Mike Bursell (Posted by bob on Nov 23, 2017 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I struggled with writing the title for this post, and I worry that it comes across as clickbait. If you've come to read this because it looked like clickbait, then sorry.1 I hope you'll stay anyway: there are lots of fascinating2 points and many3 footnotes.

New story! Interview with FreeDOS Founder and Lead Dev Jim Hall

  • It's FOSS; By John (Posted by abhishekpc on Nov 23, 2017 2:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the FreeDOS project. To help celebrate those many years and help raise awareness for the project, I connected with Jim Hall (FreeDOS founder and lead developer) and asked him a few questions. Here are his answers.

New story! 9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications

This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

New story! Why Linux can make you feel thankful or merely stuffed

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Nov 23, 2017 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
It's turkey time — cause for reflection on how Unix and Linux have improved our lives.

New story! How to Install Firefox Quantum on Debian Stretch Linux

Firefox 57 is easily the best update to come to Firefox ever. Mozilla even named this release "Quantum" because of how dramatically the browser speed improved. Couple that with the complete redesign of Firefox's UI, and you have a pretty dramatic change.

New story! Linus Torvalds 'sorry' for swearing, blames popularity of Linux itself

More than 20 pulls a day on his desk, v.4.15 bloating and a Thanksgiving trip to pack for made Linus testy Linux overlord. Linus Torvalds has apologised – a bit – for calling some security-centric kernel contributors “f*cking morons”.

New story! 'Gimme Gimme Gimme' Easter egg in man breaks automated tests at 00:30

  • The Register; By Andrew Silver (Posted by bob on Nov 23, 2017 5:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Wow, I see what you did there *rolls eyes*. The maintainer of the Linux manual program man has scrapped an "Easter egg" after it broke a user's automatic code tests.

New story! Chromebook exploit earns researcher second $100k bounty

For Google's bug bounty accountants, lightning just struck twice. In September 2016, an anonymous hacker called Gzob Qq earned $100,000 (?75,000) for reporting a critical "persistent compromise" exploit of Google's Chrome OS, used by Chromebooks.

New story! Open Source Cloud Skills and Certification Are Key for SysAdmins

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Esther Shein (Posted by bob on Nov 23, 2017 1:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
System administrator is one of the most common positions employers are looking to fill among 53 percent of respondents to the 2017 Open Source Jobs Report. Consequently, sysadmins with skills in engineering can command higher salaries, as these positions are among the hardest to fill, the report finds.

New story! qBittorrent 4.0 Is a Massive Update of the Open-Source BitTorrent Client

qBittorrent, the open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Qt for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements.

New story! Open source Linux-on-Zynq SBC debuts new FPGA add-on standard

Opal Kelly’s “SYZYGY Brain-1” SBC, which runs Linux on a Zynq-7012S, is a proof of concept for its SYZYGY standard for FPGA-driven peripherals. FPGA development firm Opal Kelly has gone to Crowd Supply to launch a development board to showcase its SYZYGY standard for FPGA peripheral expansion.

New story! Containers are Linux - But What About Windows?

VIDEO: Chris Wright, CTO of Red Hat discusses the intersection of Windows and Linux containers and how Red Hat now works with Microsoft.

New story! 5 approaches to learning Python

Python is a powerful, versatile programming language that's popular with open source software developers. Whether you're a seasoned developer looking to test your code, or you just want to learn the basics, the following resources might help. read more

New story! How to Set Up Private DNS Servers with BIND on Ubuntu 16.04

How to Set Up Private DNS Servers with BIND on Ubuntu 16.04.

New story! Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?

  • Random thoughts, conocimiento no conocido, yachay mana yachasqachu; By Amos Batto (Posted by amosbatto on Nov 22, 2017 4:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Android, Linux
The tech industry is promoting planned obsolescence and the monetization of user's personal data. Are we willing to pay more for laptops, tablets and smartphones which buck these trends?

New story! How DevOps eliminates development bottlenecks

The Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Ranger program is a community of volunteers that gives professional guidance, practical experience, and gap-filling solutions to the developer community. read more

New story! How To Empty a File, Delete N Lines From a File, Remove Matching String From a File, And Remove Empty/Blank Lines From a File In Linux?

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Nov 22, 2017 2:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: File Manipulation Tips & Tricks.

New story! 14 Linux apps that will change how you work

  • Network World; By Mark Gibbs (Posted by MLD67 on Nov 22, 2017 1:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Here are 14 killer Linux office productivity apps you may not know about – everything from GnuCash for accounting to GIMP for image editing to GnoTime for time management.

New story! 10 Best LaTeX Editors For Linux

  • It's FOSS; By Ankush (Posted by abhishekpc on Nov 22, 2017 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
nce you get over the learning curve, there is nothing like LaTex. Here are the best LaTex editors for Linux and other systems.

New story! Open education: How students save money by creating open textbooks

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 22, 2017 9:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Most people consider a college education the key to future success, but for many students, the cost is insurmountable. The growing open educational resource (OER) movement is attempting to address this problem by providing a high-quality, low-cost alternative to traditional textbooks, while at the same time empowering students and educators in innovative ways. One of the leaders in this movement is Robin DeRosa, a professor at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. read more

New story! OpenMandriva Is Dropping 32-Bit Support, OpenMandriva Lx 3.03 Is the Last One

OpenMandriva announced a few moments ago the release of OpenMandriva Lx 3.03, the third installment of the 3.x series of the operating system bringing several improvements and up-to-date apps.

New story! 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays

Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL SBC was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a slightly […]

New story! Open-source defenders turn on each other in 'bizarre' trademark fight sparked by GPL fall out

Tempest in a teapot scalds FOSS world. Special report Two organizations founded to help and support developers of free and open-source software have locked horns in public, betraying a long-running quarrel rumbling mostly behind the scenes.

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