New story! Microsoft Office, Google Docs beware: This open-source startup is after your users

Latvian company OnlyOffice wants to create the Swiss watch of office suites and convince people there are valid choices beyond the big brands.

New story! RPM commands to manage packages on RHEL based systems

RPM is one of the oldest baseline package format & command line Package Management utility, developed by RedHat.

New story! Korora 25 Linux Released, Based on Fedora 25 Ships with Cinnamon 3.2, MATE 1.16

The development team behind the Fedora-based Korora Linux operating system proudly announced the release and general availability of Korora 25.

New story! Open Compliance in the Enterprise: Why Have an Open Source Compliance Program?

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Ibrahim Haddad (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 6:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Traditionally, platforms and software stacks were implemented using proprietary software, and consisted of various software building blocks that originated as a result of internal development or via third-party software providers with negotiated licensing terms.

New story! Why your teams may be failing at the collaboration game

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 5:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When we think about skills needed to build open structures and establish open mindsets, collaboration jumps to mind immediately. In order to collaborate effectively, communication—or rather, clear communication—is imperative to making it all work. read more

New story! How to encrypt folders and files on Ubuntu/Linux Mint/ Debian/ Linux?

When it comes to security of our secret and highly sensitive data and files then, we really don't tend to take more risks.The best way to keep our files and folders secure is encryption of files and folders. Wondering how to do it? Well, there are many tools available for encryption on Windows, Linux.But today we are about to cover some tools for Linux.So,Now here are two cool tools to do your encryption work using GnuPG and VeraCrypt.

New story! Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.7 Is Out with Kernel 4.4 LTS, Updated Hacking Tools

The developers behind the Ubuntu-based, hacking-oriented BlackBox Linux operating system proudly announced the release of BackBox Linux 4.7.

New story! Remote Logging With Syslog, Part 2: Main Config File

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 1:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, Linux
In the previous article, we looked at some of the basics of rsyslog -- a superfast Syslog tool with some powerful features for log processing. Here, I’ll be taking a detailed look at the main config file.

New story! Install Nextcloud on CentOS

An easy to follow tutorial (great for beginners) that have CentOS and want their own private cloud. Instructions on how to install a LAMP stack and how to install and optimize Nextcloud.

New story! How to Install Redmine 3 with Nginx on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 7, 2016 10:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, MySQL
Redmine is an open source web application for project management and issue tracker. In this tutorial, we will install Redmine 3.2 with Nginx as the web server, MySQL as the database server on a CentOS 7 (64 bit) operating system.

New story! Collabora Online 2.0 Puts LibreOffice In the Cloud, Adds Collaborative Editing

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 7, 2016 9:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Collabora Productivity, through Michael Meeks, is proud to inform Softpedia about the general availability of the long anticipated Collabora Online 2.0 office suite based on the LibreOffice, Nextcloud, and ownCloud technologies.

New story! Why the operating system matters even more in 2017

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 7, 2016 8:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
Operating systems don't quite date back to the beginning of computing, but they go back far enough. Mainframe customers wrote the first ones in the late 1950s, with operating systems that we'd more clearly recognize as such today—including OS/360 from IBM and Unix from Bell Labs—following over the next couple of decades. An operating system performs a wide variety of useful functions in a system, but it's helpful to think of those as falling into three general categories.

New story! An interactive calculator for the Linux command-line

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 7, 2016 7:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you're reading this article, odds are good that you're not only familiar with the command line on your computer system, but that you're quite comfortable using it to the exclusion of the graphical interface. I understand—I've been using the command line since that was the only option in the computing world, and even contributed code to BSD Unix, back in the day. There's a lot about modern GUIs that make them superior, but in terms of power, speed, and flexibility, the command line still rocks, and even more so if you can type quickly. read more

New story! USB stick turns 64-bit x86 systems into Linux thin clients

Igel has launched a “UD Pocket” USB stick that boots up a VDI environment on any 64-bit x86 PC, laptop, or other device without overwriting its local OS. Since the early days of Linux, IT administrators and demo presenters have been using USB stick and Live CD-based devices to boot up Linux distributions like Knoppix […]

New story! Best Open Source Hosting Control Panels

You don’t have to be a command line guru in order to host a simple website. There are paid control panels like WHM/cPanel or DirectAdmin which are very powerful, but if you don’t like to pay for a control panel you can simply choose one of the open source alternatives. In this guide, we will present to you some of the most popular open source hosting control panels.

New story! Endless Sky now available on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Dec 7, 2016 3:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Endless Sky is a 2D space trading and combat game similar to Escape Velocity. The game sets you as a beginning pilot, just having made a down payment on your very first starship. You’re given a choice between a shuttle,... Continue Reading →

New story! vnStat – A lightweight (command line) network traffic monitor

vnStat is a console based (lightweight) network traffic monitor utility for Linux & BSD, that collect & store network interface statistics data (bytes transmitted & bytes received) information provided by the kernel.

New story! Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 Officially Released with Revamped Unity 8 Interface, Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 7, 2016 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak announced the general availability of the long-anticipated Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 software update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices.

New story! Getting started with Raspberry Pi

So you have a Raspberry Pi, or you’re thinking of getting one, and you want to know how to get started and how to become a master user of one. The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer, meaning that in many ways it's a regular PC, except that everything that makes up the computer is on a single board rather than a traditional PC, which has a motherboard and requires a number of additional daughterboards to make a whole unit. read more

New story! FOSS DOS For 21st Century Hardware

The founder and coordinator of the FreeDOS Project writes about FreeDOS 1.2, which is scheduled for a Christmas Day release. There is good news for classic gamers and nostalgia buffs: this one's got games.

New story! Unbound cache-only DNS server setup on RHEL 7 Linux

Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS server. Having said that, Unbound DNS server cannot be used as an authoritative DNS server, which means it cannot be used to host custom domain name records. As a result, if your goal is to build a cache-only or forwarding DNS server, Unbound may be your preferred choice, as it does just that and it does it well.

New story! Eek! My rounding is biased!

I've written several BASH scripts that use GNU AWK's printf function to round off decimal numbers. Now I've learned that the rounding is biased, and I need to re-do the scripts.

New story! Embedded Linux at sweet 16: adapting to the IoT

At ELC Europe, embedded Linux guru Tim Bird examined the “Status of Embedded Linux” and discussed challenges that it faces in the brave new world of IoT. As Chair of the Architecture Group of The Linux Foundation’s CE Working Group, Tim Bird has long been the amiable public face of the Embedded Linux Conferences, which […]

New story! Samsung victorious at Supreme Court fight with 8-0 opinion against Apple

For the first time in a century, the US Supreme Court has weighed in on how much design patents are worth. The answer: not nearly as much as Apple thinks.

The 8-0 opinion (PDF) is a rebuke to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which held that the relevant "article of manufacture" for calculating damages was—in fact, had to be—the entire smartphone. That meant even though Apple's patents covered only certain design elements, it was entitled to $399 million in lost profits damages.

New story! Open spec SBC dual boots Android and Ubuntu on hexa-core RK3399

T-Firefly is Kickstartering the first hacker SBC with Rockchip’s Cortex-A72/-A53 RK3399. The Firefly-RK3399 has up to 4GB DDR3, M.2, and USB 3.0 Type-C. T-Firefly, which offers Linux- and Android-ready open source boards like the Firefly-RK3288 and sandwich-style Firefly-RK3288 Reload, ........

New story! Docker Boosts Container Storage with Infinit Acquisition

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 7, 2016 3:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Docker aims to directly integrate storage capabilities into its container engine, while still leaving room for organizations to choose other storage technologies.

New story! How to install Docker and run Docker containers on Fedora 25

Docker is an open source project supported by a commercial entity of the same name that makes it super-easy to run an application process inside a relatively isolated environment called a container. Unlike a virtual machine (VM), which has its own kernel, a container is dependent on the host operating system’s kernel.

New story! Family Farming and Open Source Wireless Networking

It's not just huge corporate farmers that are incorporating technology into their methodology. Smaller, more traditional farms are inventing their own technologies, often depending on open source.

New story! ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 Plasma 5: is it near-perfect?

The most recent release of ROSA is now ROSA Desktop Fresh R8, which is available in several flavours: MATE, GNOME 3, KDE 4 and Plasma 5. I decided to try the Plasma 5 edition of this distribution, especially as my interest to Plasma increased after the good impression Kubuntu 16.10 left on me.

New story! WordPress 4.7 Provides Improved Customization

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 6, 2016 10:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Community
WordPress 4.7 was released on December 6, providing the tens of millions of internet users that rely on it, with a long list of new features.

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