New story! NMAP Common Scans - Part Two

In a previous article, ‘NMAP Installation’, a listing of ten different ZeNMAP Profiles were listed. Most of the Profiles used various parameters. Most of the parameters represented different scans which can be performed. This article will cover the last two remaining of the common four scan types.

New story! Building an Open Source Eco-Village

People involved in the maker movement are coming up with all sorts ideas to both help the planet and improves people's lives -- such as this idea for an open source village.

New story! Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 4:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To get started with IoT (the Internet of Things), your device needs, well, an Internet connection. Base Arduino microcontrollers don't have Internet connectivity by default, so you either need to add Ethernet, Wi-Fi shields, or adapters to them, or buy an Arduino that has built-in Internet connectivity. In addition to complexity, both approaches add cost and consume the already-precious Arduino flash RAM for program space, which limits what you can do. read more

New story! vCPU hotplug and hotunplug using libvirt v2

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 3:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This article talks about how to perform a virtual processor (vCPU) hotplug/hotunplug operation using libvirt version 2 in a PPC64LE environment.

New story! A new perspective on meritocracy

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 2:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Meritocracy is a common element of open organizations: They prosper by fostering a less-hierarchical culture where "the best ideas win." But what does meritocracy really mean for open organizations, and why does it matter? And how do open organizations make meritocracy work in practice? Some research and thinking I've done over the last six months have convinced me such questions are less simple—and perhaps more important—than may first meet the eye. read more

New story! News: Linux 4.10 Released as First New Kernel of 2017

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 1:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
New capabilities include virtual GPU support and a new virtual cryptography feature.

New story! Understanding OpenStack's Success

At the time I got into the data storage industry, I was working with and developing RAID and JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) controllers for 2 Gbit Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN). This was a time before "The Cloud". Things were different—so were our users. There was comfort in buying from a single source or single vendor.

New story! Creating Wordlists with Crunch on Kali Linux

Wordlists are a key part of brute force password attacks. For those readers that aren't familiar, a brute force password attack is an attack in which an attacker uses a script to repeatedly attempt to log into an account until they receive a positive result. Brute force attacks are fairly overt and can cause a properly configured server to lock out an attacker or their IP.

New story! What we (think we) know about meritocracies

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 10:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Meritocracy," writes Christopher Hayes in his 2012 book Twilight of the Elites, "represents a rare point of consensus in our increasingly polarized politics. It undergirds our debates, but is never itself the subject of them, because belief in it is so widely shared." Meritocratic thinking, in other words, is prevalent today; thinking rigorously about meritocracy, however, is much more rare. read more

New story! 5 Signs That Show You’re a Linux Geek

While Linux is certainly very easy to use, there are some activities surrounding it that are seen as more complex than others. While they can be all be avoided easily enough, they do have a certain, geeky appeal. How many of them do you follow?

New story! Linux Kernel 4.10 Now Available for Linux Lite Users, Here's How to Install It

Minutes after the release of Linux kernel 4.10 last evening, Jerry Bezencon from the Linux Lite project announced that users of the Ubuntu-based distribution can now install it on their machines.

New story! How to Get Newer Kernels on Ubuntu

Each version of Ubuntu ships with a frozen kernel, and it’s not easy for users to switch kernels. Here’s how you can get and use newer kernels on Ubuntu.

New story! How to take LVM snapshot backup in LINUX

With the help of LVM snapshot backup we can freeze current state of an LVM volume. Making LVM snapshot backup make us to keep current state of volume and we can revert this state back if any needs arises during activity. A volume consists of two parts: file system metadata and the actual blocks containing data in a file.

New story! MKVToolNix 9.9.0 MKV Manipulation Tool Released with New GUI Improvements, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 21, 2017 2:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus announced today the release and general availability of MKVToolNix 9.9.0 "Pick Up" for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

New story! Best Linux File Sharing Tips

Today's article is going to provide you with some useful Linux file sharing tips using common file sharing software. This article assumes two things. First, you're running Ubuntu. Second, you're comfortable typing recommended commands into a terminal window.

New story! Compact, rugged module runs Linux or Android on Apollo Lake

Ubiqcomm’s 95 x 95mm, Apollo Lake-based “COM-AL6C” COM offers 4K video along with multiple SATA, USB, GbE, and PCIe interfaces, plus -40 to 85°C operation. Ubiqconn Technology Inc. has announced a “COM-AL6C” COM Express Type 6 Compact form factor computer-on-module built around Intel’s Apollo Lake processors and designed to withstand the rigors of both fixed […]

New story! Boston summit preview, Ambassador program updates, and more OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2017 10:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? From news sites to developer blogs, there's a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few highlights.

New story! Interview: Thomas Weissel Installing Plasma in Austrian Schools

With Plasma 5 having reached maturity for widespread use we are starting to see rollouts of it in large environments. Dot News interviewed the admin behind one such rollout in Austrian schools.

New story! 3 things companies must know about data sovereignty when moving to the cloud

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Allan Leinwand (Posted by crudder on Feb 20, 2017 8:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud-based services in order to take advantage of the many business benefits of not having to purchase, manage, upgrade, and replace systems and applications. Of course, all that data still has to “live” somewhere.

New story! The 'New' Microsoft is Still Acting Like a Dangerous Cult in an Effort to Hijack and/or Undermine All Free/Open Source Software

In an effort to combat any large deployment of non-Microsoft software, the company goes personal and attempts to overthrow even management that is not receptive to Microsoft's agenda

New story! Total War: SHOGUN 2 looks like it will be heading to Linux & SteamOS

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 20, 2017 5:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Well this was quite a surprise to see! It looks like Total War: SHOGUN 2 is going to make an appearance on Linux & SteamOS.

New story! An introduction to the Linux boot and startup processes

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2017 4:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Understanding the Linux boot and startup processes is important to being able to both configure Linux and to resolving startup issues. This article presents an overview of the bootup sequence using the GRUB2 bootloader and the startup sequence as performed by the systemd initialization system. read more

New story! GParted 0.28.1 Restores Ability to Resize or Move Primary Partitions, Fixes Bugs

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 20, 2017 3:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Just three days after the release of GParted 0.28 open-source partition editor, which implemented partial read and write support for LUKS encrypted file systems, Curtis Gedak is now announcing the release of the first point release.

New story! How to install WordPress on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2017 2:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
WordPress started as a simple blogging system, but has evolved into a reputable content management system. It’s also one of the most popular open source projects. Furthermore, it’s easy to set up WordPress on your Fedora system. Install the packages Fedora provides... Continue Reading →

New story! How to create your own Linux Distribution with Yocto on Ubuntu

In this article, our focus is the creation of a minimal Linux distribution using the Yocto project on the Ubuntu platform. The Yocto project is very famous in the embedded Linux world because of its flexibility and ease of use. The purpose of the Yocto project is to create a Linux distro for manufacturers of embedded hardware and software.

New story! What will we do when everything is automated?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2017 12:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Recently, I came across a study the caused me to think beyond the day-to-day world of code-slinging in which I live. According to the study Myth and the Reality of Manufacturing in America (PDF), conducted by Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University in Indiana: read more

New story! Hands-on: New PCLinuxOS installation images

Good news: there are new PCLinuxOS installation images available! I'm going to see how they work, and what else might be new, different, and interesting about them.

New story! 3 Good Command-Line Audio and Graphics Apps for Linux

It is often faster to use command-line apps to play audio files and preview images than to futz around launching and using a graphical application, and you can use them in scripts. Come along to learn about MOC and SoX for playing audio files, and feh for viewing image files from the Linux command line.

New story! Installing CentOS 7.2 on IBM Power System S822LC

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux; By Daniel Black and Rashmica Gupta (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2017 7:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux
If you are installing Linux on your IBM® Power® System S822LC server, then the instructions in this article can help you to start and run your system. These instructions are specific to installing CentOS 7 on an IBM Power System S822LC server for high-performance computing (HPC).

New story! How to install EC2 Linux server in AWS with screenshots

Complete Howto guide to install EC2 Linux server in Amazon Web services cloud.

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