New story! Oracle Wants to Open Up Java EE

  • Enterprise Apps Today; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 18, 2017 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Standards, Sun
Java Enterprise Edition could be leaving the tight control of Oracle and moving to an Open Source Foundation (maybe).

New story! An Early Look at Ubuntu Dock for GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 18, 2017 7:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 17.10, the next major release of the widely-used Ubuntu Linux OS, will be transitioning to the GNOME Shell user interface by default instead of the Unity desktop environment that was used until now.

New story! Skilled bad actors use new pulse wave DDoS attacks to hit multiple targets

In a new report, Incapsula warns about a new type of ferocious DDoS attack that uses "pulse waves" to hit multiple targets. Pulse wave DDoS is a new attack tactic designed by skilled bad actors "to double the botnet's output and exploit soft spots in 'appliance first cloud second' hybrid mitigation solutions."

New story! CoreOS extends Kubernetes to Microsoft Azure

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 4:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Microsoft
CoreOS's Kubernetes distro, Tectonic 1.7, delivers on hybrid cloud by extending container DevOps capabilities across open-source and Azure clouds and data centers.

New story! Docker Can Now Containerize Legacy Apps Running on Mainframes

The new release comes on the heels of a report last week from Bloomberg that the container company has been raising money, which will result in $75 million dollars being added to its coffers by the end of the month, bringing with it a new valuation of $1.3 billion — up $300 million from its previous valuation.

New story! Under $15 open spec SBC offers Allwinner H5, GbE, and WiFi

The Orange Pi Zero Plus is a quad -A53 version of the Zero that advances to Gigabit Ethernet. You also get WiFi, USB host and OTG, and Linux/Android images. Shenzhen Xunlong is clearly trying to mess with our minds.

New story! Manipulate IPv6 Addresses with ipv6calc

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 1:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Last week, you may recall, we looked at calculating network addresses with ipcalc. Now, dear friends, it is my pleasure to introduce you to ipv6calc, the excellent IPv6 address manipulator and query tool by Dr. Peter Bieringer. ipv6calc is a little thing; on Ubuntu /usr/bin/ipv6calc is about 2MB, yet it packs in a ton of functionality.

New story! How to Install Sensu Monitoring on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 11:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Sensu is a free and open source tool for composing the monitoring system you need. In this tutorial, we will go through step by step installation of Redis, RabbitMQ and Sensu on Ubuntu 16.04.

New story! Raspbian Linux OS for Raspberry Pi Is Now Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch"

As of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released new installation images of its Debian-based Raspbian Linux operating system rebased on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" series.

New story! 11 Open Source Tools for Writers

Here are 11 open source tools for all your writing needs.

New story! Another Behind-the-Scenes Niche Where Open Source is Winning

Do you spend a lot of time thinking about Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons? Unless you run a retail store, probably not. But if you do run a store (or stores) along with an e-commerce operation, BLE is a hot new thing you are either using already or thinking about using before long.

New story! Kaby Lake module offers wide temperature and voltage ranges

Arbor unveiled an Ubuntu-ready “EmETXe-i90U0” Type 6 Compact module with 7th Gen U-series Core CPUs, triple displays, and -40 to 85°C support. Last month, Arbor Technology announced a 125 x 95mm COM Express Type 6 Basic module called the EmETXe-i90M0 that features Intel 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” EQ processors. Now, Arbor has followed up with […]

New story! CoreOS Tectonic 1.7 Improves Container Orchestration Platform

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 17, 2017 5:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
CoreOS updates its Kubernetes-based container management and orchestration platform providing new monitoring features as well enabling support for Microsoft Azure.

New story! How To Display Date And Time In History Command

Did you know, how to enable Date And Time In History Command?

New story! Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM) and Paravirtualization (PV)

Virtual Clients (VC) or Guests run on a Virtual system. The system is managed by a Hypervisor which handles the CPU and memory. The Clients are set up either as a Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM) or Paravirtualization (PV).

New story! 5 open source alternatives to Slack for team chat

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 1:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In any collaborative environment, it's important to have good tools for communication. read more

New story! Manipulate Images with ImageMagick

p> In my last article, I had some fun looking at the children's game of rock, paper, scissors, writing a simple simulator and finding out that some strategies are better than others. Yes, I used "strategy" and "rock, paper, scissors" in the same sentence!

New story! Fun to Play Open Source Real-Time Strategy Games – Fight for Glory

A Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game is a time-based game which typically focuses on finding resources, managing resources, and building an empire. You can engage other players and make alliances, and find different ways to conquer foes. This type of game puts you in control of a personal army. There are no turns to take, everything takes place continuously, with players issuing commands at any time.

New story! 5 apps to install on your Fedora Workstation

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 10:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
A few weeks ago, Fedora 26 was released. Every release of Fedora brings new updates and new applications into the official software repositories. Whether you were already a Fedora user and upgraded or you are a first-time user, you might... Continue Reading →

New story! How to Use NMap to Check Your Linux Computer for Open Ports

Open and unsecured ports can be a serious security risk on Linux systems. Use NMAP to discover open ports on your Linux system and secure them.

New story! Open core, open perimeter, and the future of enterprise software

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 7:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today, software development is built around APIs. Instead of embedding a vendor's product into their application, developers can call an API to consume services from a vendor. The developers don't need to know what's responding to their calls on the backend; they simply need to know what the vendor's API expects from their code and what they can expect to receive back from the API. It is, in many senses, wonderfully non-intimate. read more

New story! Nokia 8 Android Flagship Phone Is Now Official, Here Are the Specs and Price

Finnish company HMD Global today, August 16, 2017, unveiled the Nokia 8, its first Nokia-branded flagship smartphone powered by Google's Android mobile operating system.

New story! 10 advantages of open source for the enterprise

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 5:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Selecting technologies means committing to solutions that will support an active, growing business over the long term, so it requires careful consideration and foresight. When an enterprise bets on the wrong horse, the result is often significantly higher development costs and reduced flexibility, both of which can stick around for the long haul. read more

New story! Module offers 16-core Atom C3000 and four 10GbE ports

  • LinuxGizmos.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 4:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
Portwell’s “PCOM-B701” is a COM Express Type 7 with an up to 16-core Atom C3000 plus 4x 10GbE-KR, a GbE port, 20x PCIe lanes, and industrial temp support. Like the PCOM-B700G module that Portwell unveiled last month, the PCOM-B701 adopts the 125 x 95mm COM Express 3.0 Type 7 Basic form factor.

New story! Google awards student $10k for discovery of App Engine data leak flaw

  • ZDNet; By Charlie Osborne (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 2:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Android
This week, Ezequiel Pereira said in a blog post that he went bug hunting on July 11 simply due to boredom, and after several failed attempts, stumbled upon a way to change the Host Header in requests to the App Engine server without authentication.

New story! Canonical Fixes Regression in the Linux 4.4 Kernel Packages of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Earlier this month, on August 3, Canonical published multiple security advisories to inform Ubuntu users about the availability of new kernel releases for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems.

New story! How to explain microservices in plain English

Tech leaders try explain microservices succinctly and in simple terms.

New story! For Fun and Profit: A New Book on the History of Linux and Open Source

  • Linux.com; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 11:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Twenty-six years ago this month, a geeky student in Finland released the Linux kernel to the world. Today, hundreds of millions of people are using Linux. Why? That’s a question I try to answer in my new book For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution.

New story! The future of Python: Concurrency devoured, Node.js next on menu

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 9:48 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Programming language keeps getting fatter amid awkward version 3 split Analysis The PyBay 2017 conference, held in San Francisco over the weekend, began with a keynote about concurrency.…

New story! Linux expand Command Tutorial For Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 8:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
While working on the command line in Linux, there may arise a situation where-in the requirement is to replace tabs in a file with spaces. The task isn't difficult if the file is small, but what if the file you're dealing with is huge, or worse, there are hundreds of files in which you have to make this change? Worry not, there exists a command line tool that's specifically built for this work. The tool in question is expand, and in this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of expand using some easy to understand examples.

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