New story! 10 open source tools for your sysadmin toolbox

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2016 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Sysadmins, no matter what platforms they work on, are awash in great open source software tools. In this article, we highlight well-known—and not-so-well-known—tools that have released new versions in 2016. read more

New story! Microsoft's Push for Software Patents Another Reminder That There is No 'New' Microsoft

Microsoft’s continued fascination with and participation in the effort to undermine Alice so as to make software patents, which the company uses to blackmail GNU/Linux vendors, widely acceptable and applicable again

New story! Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.23 Snap Creator for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 16.10

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 5, 2016 6:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's Snappy development team have released a new maintenance version of the Snapcraft 2.x tool that lets applications developers package their apps as Snap packages for Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distros.

New story! Linus Torvalds finds 163 reasons to wait a week for a new Linux

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2016 4:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linus Torvalds told the world that if it wanted a new Linux he needed a quiet week. But he didn't get it and now the world has an eighth release candidate of Linux 4.9 to consider.

New story! Eight great Linux gifts for the holiday season

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2016 1:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Here are some holiday present suggestions for the open-source or Linux fan on your gift list.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.9 Slated for December 11 Release as Linus Torvalds Outs RC8

A few moments ago, Linus Torvalds announced the availability of the eighth and last RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming Linux 4.9 kernel series for Linux-based operating systems.

New story! 2017 security predictions

From W-2 scams to WordPress vulnerabilities, ransomware, business email compromises, DDos attacks and allegations of a hacked presidential election -- 2016's been a hell of a year in cybersecurity, and it's not over yet.

New story! Little Kids Having Fun With "Terminal Train" In Ubuntu Linux

  • FossBytes; By Adarsh Verma (Posted by bob on Dec 4, 2016 6:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Linux is often stereotyped as the operating system for tech savvy users and developers. However, there are some fun Linux commands that one can use in spare time. A small utility named sl can be installed in Linux to play with the Terminal Train.

New story! Flash Facing Death as Google Launches Chrome 55

  • Telegiz; By Dane Lorica (Posted by bob on Dec 4, 2016 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google has launched Chrome 55 which will not support Adobe Flash.

New story! Growing the Duke University eNable chapter

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 4, 2016 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We started the Duke University eNable chapter with the simple mission of providing amputees in the Durham area of North Carolina with alternative prostheses, free of cost. read more

New story! How to embed Python code in C program

Python is one of the most popular programming languages due to its simple syntax, ease of learning and cross-platform support. Besides, many high quality Python libraries and modules are available at your disposal, allowing you to do heavy lifting with only a few lines of code. This makes Python one of the most productive ways […]Continue reading... The post How to embed Python code in C program appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

New story! Patent Trolls of Microsoft and Ericsson Are Trying to Tax Everything, Especially Linux Devices

An update on Intellectual Ventures and Unwired Planet, whose operations pose a growing problem for Free software and Linux-based products (e.g. Android)

New story! Best Features Of Linux Mint 18.1 ‘Serena’

Short Bytes: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena is slated to release later this December. Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Mint 18.1 will arrive with Cinnamon 3.2 and Linux kernel 4.4. It’ll remain supported until 2021. The beta version of Mint 18.1 is now available for download and testing.

New story! Parrot Security Could Be Your Next Security Tool

Parrot Security is a complete distribution, based on Debian Jessie core, which includes software for cryptography, cloud, anonymity, digital forensics, programming. The software list alone should be enough to have security and network admins rushing to download a copy.

New story! Firefox zero-day: Mozilla races to patch bug used to attack Tor browser users

Users of online anonymity network Tor are facing a new attack that uses nearly identical code to a Firefox exploit used by the FBI in 2013.

New story! Canonical and Docker Partner to Distribute Docker Releases as Snaps on Ubuntu

On the last day of November 2016, Canonical and Docker announced a new commercial agreement that promises to provide integrated enterprise support and SLAs for CS Docker Engine to the Ubuntu Linux community.

New story! 10 Great Moments from Linux Foundation 2016 Events

This year, more than 20,000 tech professionals gathered at 150 Linux Foundation events worldwide to learn and share open source technologies and best practices. Held in 46 cities across 14 countries -- from the U.S. and Canada, to Germany, Spain, China and Japan -- Linux Foundation events are where the creators, maintainers and practitioners of the world's most important open source projects meet.

New story! New IoT Botnet, Attackers Target Tor, and More…

Also included, Flash on life support, Mageia's new release, Ubuntu sets date for "Zesty Zapus" ...

New story! Top 5: Amazon Echo alternatives, a tutorial on the /dev directory on Linux, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2016 6:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In this week's Top 5, we highlight open source alternatives to the Amazon Echo, a tutorial on the /dev directory for your devices in Linux, our annual holiday gift guide for open source enthusiasts, 15 JavaScript frameworks and libraries to try, and open source alternatives to LastPass.

New story! How to send messages from Pandora FMS via Telegram

Monitoring your systems? Looking for a new channel to send alerts?

New story! What's new in OpenStack in 2016: A look at the Newton release

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2016 2:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenStack is on a six-month release cycle, with each release given a code name starting with consecutive letters of the alphabet. On October 7th, OpenStack Newton was released. Let's look at a few highlights from OpenStack's 2016 Newton release. read more

New story! How to host multiple websites on one VPS

In this tutorial, we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to host multiple websites on one single IP address with Apache or Nginx on an Ubuntu VPS or a CentOS 7 VPS.

New story! OSVR on Steam, Unity drops legacy OpenGL, and more gaming news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2016 10:32 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Steam; Story Type: News Story
In this edition of the open gaming roundup, we take a look at OSVR support in Steam, Unity dropping legacy OpenGL, and more. Open gaming roundup for November 20-December 3, 2016 OSVR available on Steam The co-founders of the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) consortium announced a Steam update that provides support for OSVR content on Steam. read more

New story! Linux Kernel 4.8.12 Released, Brings PA-RISC, PowerPC, and x86 Improvements

A few moments ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the twelfth maintenance update of the Linux 4.8 kernel series, as well as the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.36 LTS.

New story! Amazon extends AWS IoT with offline processing

The AWS IoT cloud platform now offers Lambda-based “AWS Greengrass” software for Linux IoT devices, enabling offline processing and communication. In Oct. 2015, Amazon unveiled its AWS IoT platform for aggregating data to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Challenging the Microsoft Challengers, Fedora 25 Makes Linux Easy, & More

This week in open source and Linux news, Steven J. Vaughan-NIchols challenges the critics of the new Linux Foundation-Microsoft membership news, Fedora 25 is easy for newbies to use, and more. Keep reading for all the latest top OSS news!

New story! Linux Kernel 4.4.36 LTS Introduces Minor PA-RISC Changes, Wireless Improvements

After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.8.12, renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed us about the availability of the thirty-sixth maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.

New story! Rugged EPIC SBC gets a lift from Bay Trail Atoms

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2016 1:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
WinSystems’ rugged, Linux-supported “EPX-C414” is an EPIC SBC with an Atom E3800, mini-PCIe and PC/104 expansion, and industrial temperature support. WinSystems, which recently announced an EBX-style EBC-C413 SBC based on the Atom E3800, once again taps a Bay Trail Atom, this time for an industrial strength EPIC form-factor EPX-C414. This upgrade for legacy EPIC environments […]

New story! FBI Gains New Hacking Powers

  • The District Sentinel; By Sam Sacks (Posted by penguinist on Dec 2, 2016 11:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The FBI is now allowed to hack into computers anywhere in the world using only a single warrant, according to a new rule that was quietly implemented on Thursday.

New story! 3 open source password managers

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2016 9:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Maintaining complex, unique passwords for each site and service you use is among the most common pieces of advice that security professionals provide to the public every year. Yet no matter how many times it is said, it seems like a week doesn't go by where a high-profile hacking story hits the news, revealing that users of the service in question more often than not had such secure passwords as "12345" or "password" as the only wall of protection on their account. read more

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