New story! Study Ruby Programming with Open-Source Books

This compilation makes 9 strong recommendations. There are books here for beginner, intermediate, and advanced programmers. All of the texts are, of course, released under an open source license.

New story! Security Tips for Installing Linux on Your SysAdmin Workstation

  •; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2017 3:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Once you’ve chosen a Linux distro that meets all the security guidelines set out in our last article, you’ll need to install the distro on your workstation. Linux installation security best practices vary, depending on the distribution. But, in general, there are some essential steps to take:

Use full disk encryption (LUKS) with a robust passphrase

Make sure swap is also encrypted

New story! Quad-core Atom thin client offers hardened ThinLinux

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2017 1:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Dell revealed a tiny “Wyse 3040” thin client that runs ThinOS or a hardened new ThinLinux on a quad-core Intel SoC, and supports Citrix, MS, and VMware. Dell has launched its “lightest, smallest and most power-efficient thin client” yet, with a 101.6 x 101.6 x 27.9mm Wyse 3040 system that weighs 0.24kg and runs on […]

New story! Samizdat no more: Old Unix source code opened for study

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2017 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nokia Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent pack away the sueball gun After years of lobbying by computer science luminaries, Bell Labs and Alcatel-Lucent (both owned by Nokia) have relented and will allow non-commercial study of the source code for Unix Research Editions 8, 9, and 10.…

New story! We can teach women to code, but that just creates another problem

  • theguardian – Logic magazine; By Miriam Posner (Posted by mbaehrlxer on Mar 30, 2017 11:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Get-girls-to-code initiatives aim to fix tech’s gender imbalance – but they may help reinforce it – Conventional wisdom says that the key to reducing gendered inequality in tech is giving women the skills they need to enter particular roles. But in practice, when more women enter a role, its value seems to go down more.

New story! Trivial Transfers with TFTP, Part 1: Why Use It?

  •; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2017 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Although the feature set included with TFTP is limited, it can still be very useful on a local area network. Chris Binnie has details in this tutorial.

New story! Kubernetes 1.6 Brings New Scalability and Stability

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 30, 2017 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Every release of the open-source Kubernetes container management and orchestration system has been led by a Google emp

New story! How to install Apache webserver in Linux

Step by step procedure to install and configure Apache webserver in Linux. It also includes troubleshooting steps for errors during install.

New story! GNOME 3.26 "Manchester" Desktop Environment Slated for Release on September 13

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 30, 2017 4:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
The GNOME Project published today the preliminary release schedule for the next major version of the popular GNOME desktop environment, GNOME 3.26, whose development will start very soon.

New story! Green software blacked out Australian State

  • The Register; By Richard Chirgwin (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2017 3:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Wind-turbine-ware defaults didn't handle exceptional weather events. Something good is going to come out of last year's “Black System” in the Australian State of South Australia: the global wind power industry has learned how to do better modelling for systems under attack from repeated failures.…

New story! How to Install, Configure and Use Redis on Ubuntu 16.04

Redis is an in-memory data structure store primarily used as a database and cache. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install, configure and use Redis on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system.

New story! Wine Staging Has a Brand-New Repository, Here's How to Migrate to It Right Now

Wine Staging's Michael Müller announced today that he and his colleague have been working lately on a brand-new and more advanced build system that will allow them to release packages faster after a new version is announced.

New story! Hybrid Cloud Storage Delivers Performance and Value

Just in the past two years, technology has created a veritable ocean of data. And like an ocean, that data, created by social technology, mobile technology and IoT, is vast, bountiful and dynamic. And also like an ocean, the climate, or temperature of data, constantly shifts and changes.

New story! Rugged, expandable touch panel PCs come in Skylake and Bay Trail flavors

Aaeon's two Linux-ready “OMNI” touch-panel computers run on Intel Skylake or Bay Trail chips, and offer a choice of touchscreens and 12 expansion modules. Aaeon launched the first in its line of modular, customizable OMNI Series Box Kit touchscreen panel-PCs with the Intel Bay Trail based OMNI-2155.

New story! Pale Moon A Lightweight, Firefox Based And Cross Platform Web Browser

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 29, 2017 8:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Using browsers on a daily basis is nothing new for all us. We all have our favorite type of browsers like Chrome, Opera, Aurora and more. While as being open source mine and many Linux geek favorite browser is Mozilla Firefox. Today I will discuss one of awesome browser based on firefox named Pale Moon.

New story! Orange Pi SBCs offer a choice of 32- or 64-bit SoCs for under $20

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 29, 2017 7:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The open spec “Orange Pi Zero Plus 2” SBC provides WiFi, BT, HDMI, MIPI-CSI, and a choice of quad-core Allwinner H3 (Cortex-A7) or H5 (-A53) SoCs. Shortly after launching an Orange Pi Zero Plus 2 with a 32-bit, Cortex-A7 Allwinner H3, Shenzhen Xunlong’s open source Orange Pi project shipped an Orange Pi Zero Plus 2 […]

New story! Where Ubuntu 17.04 “Zesty Zapus” Is Heading

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 29, 2017 5:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
You may have heard that our Ubuntu has got a new update. Yes, it is true. On 2017-03-23 20:12:37 the release notes on the website of Canonical Group Ltd were uploaded informing the latest Ubuntu 17.04 codenamed “Zesty Zapus”. Let's see where Ubuntu 17.04 is heading.

New story! Tether a digital camera using Entangle

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Mar 29, 2017 3:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Ever wanted to be able to control your digital camera or DSLR from Fedora? Entangle — an application to tether digital cameras — allows you to take a shot, tweak settings, and view the shot all from the comfort of...

New story! Is Scratch today like the Logo of the '80s for teaching kids to code?

Leave it to technology to take an everyday word (especially in the English language) and give it a whole new meaning. Words such as the web, viral, text, cloud, apple, java, spam, server, and tablets come to mind as great examples of how the general public's understanding of the meaning of a word can change in a relatively short amount of time. Hence, this article is about a turtle and a cat who have changed the lives of many people over the years, including mine. read more

New story! Linux Watch Command, To Monitor a Command Activity

Watch is a very powerful command-line tool which execute a program or commands or script at a regular intervals and displays the results on standard output in full screen.

New story! 10 Portable Apps Every Linux User Should Use

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Mar 29, 2017 11:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Portable apps allow you to take any program to any PC, and continue using it. Here are some of the best portable apps for Linux that you should use.

New story! Recognising the Death of Software Patents, Microsoft's Largest Ally in India Belatedly Joins the Linux-Centric Open Invention Network

With the demise of software patents come some interesting new developments, including the decision at Infosys — historically very close to Microsoft and a proponent of software patents — to join the Open Invention Network (OIN)

New story! Google presents its open-source goodies to the world

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 29, 2017 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
?Google creates a lot of open-source software. Now, they've put much of it in one easy-to-find place along with the company's own open-source philosophy.

New story! Latest Black Lab Linux Weekly Build Optimizes Swap File Management for SSD

Black Lab Software CEO Robert J. Dohnert informed Softpedia today about the immediate availability of a new Weekly build of the Ubuntu-based Black Lab Linux operating system.

New story! smbclient Security for Windows Printing and File Transfer

Microsoft Windows is usually a presence in most computing environments, and UNIX administrators likely will be forced to use resources in Windows networks from time to time. Although many are familiar with the Samba server software, the matching smbclient utility often escapes notice.

New story! What Is Kubernetes?

  • - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Mar 29, 2017 4:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Kubernetes is open source software for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. The project is governed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is hosted by The Linux Foundation. And it’s quickly becoming the Linux of the cloud, says Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation.

New story! The uncrackable problem of end-to-end encryption

The UK government has said it wants access to messages sent via encrypted communications apps such as WhatsApp, re-igniting the debate over end-to-end encryption.

New story! How to use a ramdisk on Linux

There may be instances where you need to include the fastest possible storage you can find on a server. In some cases, the best route to that is by making use of a ramdisk. Effectively, a ramdisk takes a portion of your system memory and uses it as a disk drive. This method of storage is considerably faster than standard hard disk storage, so it is a great tool for when you need blistering speed on a specific app.

New story! 8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with ADB

  • Make Tech Easier; By Abhishek Macwan (Posted by damien on Mar 29, 2017 12:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Android
While ADB is meant for Android developers, there are some ADB commands that are useful for the average user. Here are some cool tricks that you can do with ADB.

New story! OpenSDS at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon: Moving Forward with SDS and Cloud Computing

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017 has begun and is bringing together the world’s top experts in open source cloud computing. Their goal is to maintain and promote the development of integrated open source technologies to better deploy and implement cloud computing.

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