New story! Microsoft PowerShell Becomes a More Popular Malware-Spreading Tool

Microsoft PowerShell is a really powerful tool for IT professionals running Windows, and the Redmond-based software giant is making it the default shell in the operating system, but security experts that cybercriminals are also increasingly using it for spreading malware.

New story! KDE e.V. Community Report - 2nd Half of 2015

The KDE e.V. community report for the second half of 2015 is now available. It presents a survey of all the activities and events carried out, supported, and funded by KDE e.V. in that period, as well as the reporting of major conferences that KDE has been involved in.

New story! Must have Ubuntu Packages

For most people, any default Ubuntu installation will meet their needs. Ubuntu provides users with Web browsing, email, along with various communication tools right out of the box. Heck, even basic backups are provided...although you must take the time to configure it.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.8.14 Hits the Streets with Numerous Networking Improvements, More

A few moments ago, Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of Linux kernel 4.8.14, the fourteenth maintenance update to the most advanced kernel series.

New story! ST launches sensor module and open source dev kit

ST unveiled a Cortex-M4F based “SensorTile” sensor and BLE module plus an open source dev kit that adds audio, micro-USB, and an Arduino-like interface. STMicroelectronics (ST) announced its SensorTile sensor module at its developer conference in October where it was one of the highlights of the show. Now the company has officially launched the 14 […]

New story! Google's new open source testing solution, Refracta 8.0 Linux distro, and more news

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2016 5:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google's continuous fuzzing service, the latest release of the small but powerful Refracta Linux distro, and more. Open source news roundup for November 27-December 10, 2016 read more

New story! Viewing Linux Logs from the Command Line

  •; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2016 3:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
We are going to be focus on system logs, as that is where the heart of Linux troubleshooting lies. And the key issue here is, how do you view those log files?

New story! Rugged EBX SBC sets off on the Bay Trail

VersaLogic’s Linux-friendly, EBX style “Viper” SBC offers a Bay Trail Atom E3800, up to 16GB DDR3L, -40 to 85°C support, and MIL-STD-202G ruggedization. A few weeks after WinSystems announced an EBC-C413 SBC for legacy shops wanting to upgrade their legacy EBX systems to the Intel Bay Trail Atom E3800, VersaLogic unveiled its own EBX form-factor […]

New story! Create a Fully Automated Light and Music Show for the Holidays: Part 3

  •; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2016 11:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
in this final part, we’ll put it all together with music.

New story! Marek sent in a patch to fix a 9 year old bug with Mesa, helps radeonsi with multiple games

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Dec 10, 2016 10:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is quite an amazing little fix. Marek sent in a patch for Mesa that fixes a bug that has apparently been an issue for around 9 years.

New story! Conexant voice board lets you summon Alexa from a Raspberry Pi

Conexant and Amazon have launched an Alexa Voice Service development kit for the Raspberry Pi 3. The kit includes a Conexant AudioSmart CX20921 voice board. Since Amazon opened up access to its Alexa Voice Service (AVS) agent inside the Amazon Echo smart speaker/IoT hub, including an open source port to the Raspberry Pi, several projects […]

New story! Create a Fully Automated Light and Music Show for the Holidays: Part 2

  •; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2016 6:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Previously, we covered the basics of what you need for this project and showed how to set up your Raspberry Pi. Here, we’ll focus on the components and connections for the light show, and in part 3, we’ll put it all together with the music.

New story! How to easily open a PDF file from command line in Ubuntu

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2016 4:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
What do you do when you want to open a PDF file in Ubuntu? Simple, double click on the PDF file icon, or right-click and select the "Open with Document Viewer" option. But what if you're asked to do the same task through the command line? Do you know the command line utility that will do the job for you? However, you'll be glad to know that there's way through which you can launch Evince for a PDF file, even if you don't know the fact that a command line utility of that name exists, and that's what we'll be discussing in this article.

New story! Top 5: Interactive calculator for the Linux command-line, ten tools for sysadmins, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight why the operating system matters, getting started with Raspberry Pi, seven projects you might have missed in 2016, ten tools for sysadmins, and an interactive calculator for the Linux command-line. Top 5 articles of the week 5. ?Why the operating system matters even more in 2017 read more

New story! Steam Controller Works Again with Older Udev Rules in Latest Steam Client Beta

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 10, 2016 12:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Steam
A few moments ago, Valve's engineers pushed a new Steam Client Beta, the fourth one for the week of December 5, and while it's not a major milestone, it brings an exciting feature for Steam Controller users on Linux platforms.

New story! Create a Fully Automated Light and Music Show for the Holidays: Part 1

  •; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 10:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
I built a music-light show for Halloween, but I improved it and added more features as I worked on the Christmas project. In this series, I'll provide comprehensive instructions to build a fully automated Christmas music/light show that turns on automatically at a given time or that you can plug and play.

New story! How to Install and Use Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL) on RHEL 7, CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

If you want to develop the application with MS SQL database backend on Linux now possible, you can follow the following article.

New story! A tour of Google's 2016 open source releases

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 7:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software enables Google to build things quickly and efficiently without reinventing the wheel, allowing us to focus on solving new problems. We stand on the shoulders of giants, and we know it. This is why we support open source and make it easy for Googlers to release the projects they're working on internally as open source. read more

New story! Apollo Lake Type 10 Mini takes the heat — and the cold

Congatec’s “Conga-MA5” is a Linux-ready COM Express Compact Type 10 Mini module with Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 128GB eMMC 5.1, and -40 to 85°C support. Congatec was one of the first embedded vendors to announce computer-on-modules based on Intel’s Atom E3900 and other Apollo Lake Pentium and Celeron SoCs. The offerings included a Qseven […]

New story! Install and configure OpenVPN on Ubuntu 16.04

  • RoseHosting; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Dec 9, 2016 4:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install and configure an OpenVPN server which is one of the most popular VPN software solutions on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS, on both server-side and client-side. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

New story! Managing data with Groovy: Lookups and accumulators

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 3:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In my first article on getting started with the Groovy programming language, I left off with an example of reading a CSV file in Groovy. In this article, I'm going to move to a more idiomatic Groovy style (make it groovier, as some would say), cover the use of Groovy maps as lookup tables, and finish up by using maps to calculate some results. First things first—here is the final example from the last article, in more idiomatic Groovy: read more

New story! Make Raspberry Pi Portable With 5-inch Touch Screen

You can be your own Geordi La Forge and build yourself a fully capable GNU/Linux pocket computer with this uber inexpensive five-inch touch screen and a Raspberry Pi.

New story! Geotagging in digiKam with a Lazy Bash Script

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Dec 9, 2016 1:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Sometimes, the easiest way to geotag photos in digiKam is to copy and paste geographical coordinates from an existing photo. I usually use Google Photos for that, as it conveniently displays geographical coordinates of the currently viewed photos in the information sidebar.

New story! C99 features in GCC on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 12:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The New C C99 is the C standard ratified by the ANSI and ISO standardizaion groups. It presents a significant amount of changes to the C language. These changes are the result of sibling competition between C and C++. The initial... Continue Reading →

New story! Python 3.6 released with many new improvements and features

Python,the high-level interpreted programming language is now one of the most preferred programming language by beginners and professional-level developers.So,here Python 3.6 is now available with many changes,improvements and of course the ease of Python was not left in the work list.[....]

New story! Maximizing the benefits of open source in IoT

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 9:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This guest column from analyst firm VisionMobile Ltd. examines the impact of open source on the IoT, and suggests how companies can maximize its benefits. ? ? A Guide to Open Source in IoT by Stijn Schuermans, Senior IoT Analyst, VisionMobile Ltd. ? Introduction With the dawn of the Internet of Things, software is making […]

New story! Building an Email Server on Ubuntu Linux, Part 2

In part 1, we installed and tested the Postfix SMTP server. Postfix, or any SMTP server, isn't a complete mail server because all it does is move messages between SMTP servers. We need Dovecot to move messages off your Postfix server and into your users' email inboxes.

New story! 6 organizational growing pains you can avoid

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 7:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Everything has a season, and as organizations age—communities, charities, companies, churches and more—they face similar diseases of time. These are emergent patterns of failure that arise not from mistakes but from the consequences of earlier success. In open source, we are seeing the same patterns emerge; this should not be a surprise. read more

New story! Install Munin (Monitoring Tool) on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

  •; By (Posted by gg234 on Dec 9, 2016 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Install Munin (Monitoring Tool) on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

New story! Status of Embedded Linux: Tim Bird Warns of Slow Progress on Linux Shrinkage

At the recent ELC Europe event in Berlin, Bird gave a “Status of Embedded Linux” keynote in which he discussed the good news in areas like GPU support and virtually mapped kernel stacks, as well as the slow progress in boot time, system size, and other areas that might help Linux compete with RTOSes in IoT leaf nodes.

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