New story! 3 open source link shorteners

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 7:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nobody likes an impossibly long URL. They're hard to decipher. But sometimes, between a deep directory structure on a site, plus a large number of parameters tacked on to the end, URLs just begin to get unwieldy. And back in the days before Twitter added their own link shortener to their service, a long URL meant taking precious characters away from your tweets. read more

New story! PSSH – Execute Commands on Multiple Linux Servers in Parallel

PSSH stands for ParallelSSH, is a beautiful slim utility, which is capable to run commands on multiple Linux servers simultaneously with minimal system load on the client host.

New story! How to Create a Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Mar 23, 2017 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
For a long time, setting up a WiFi hotspot was never an easy task in Linux. Here we show you an easy way to set up a Wifi hotspot in Ubuntu.

New story! How to write a web service using Python Flask

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Many of our customers are building useful services using our webhook feature—but unfortunately, others are not. Often we hear that no one on their team is proficient enough to write a service that can ingest a webhook payload and do something with the data. That leaves them either hoping to get cycles from their development team (unlikely) or continuing to do without. read more

New story! You will want to force your CPU into high performance mode for Vulkan games on Linux due to a bug

There's an interesting bug in the Linux CPU governor that will actually bring down performance in Vulkan games.

New story! 5 simple steps to change the Linux Splash screen.

Splash screen is nothing but the picture that’s gets displayed in the background while booting the Linux operating system.

Splash screen definitions are defined in the grub.conf file and this splash screen image file resides inside the /boot partition. This tutorial will Teach how to change splash screen.

New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Launches With Improved Security

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 23, 2017 9:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
After more than six years of availability, Red Hat continues to update RHEL 6 with incremental features and security improvements.

New story! How to Replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Your Android Device

  • Make Tech Easier; By Robert Zak (Posted by damien on Mar 23, 2017 8:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
Custom ROM users should already know that CyanogenMod is no longer supported. Here’s how you can switch seamlessly and replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Android.

New story! Unbuntu splats TITSUP bug spread in update

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 7:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
Fat-thumbed DNS patch unpatched, time to re-patch A simple library update turned into a white-knuckle ride for Ubuntu sysadmins, who have lit up Reddit and StackOverflow to complain that their 'net connections went TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance).…

New story! Easier Persistent Memory Programming with Extensions to libstdc++ and libc++

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 5:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Persistent memory, unlike volatile memory, retains its contents even if the server has a power failure. However, as Tomasz Kapela, Software Engineer at Intel, points out during his LinuxCon Europe 2016 talk, persistent memory is hard to achieve. Since persistent memory programming is non-trivial, they have been focused on making it easier for the end user and for applications to use persistent memory correctly.

New story! Hello Debugger!

Sometimes, we get ideas we wish we’d thought of sooner. A couple months ago, I got this one: break to the debugger from the source code. (Not specifically Linux, just a cool idea I had.)

New story! Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

By the end of 2016, about half of Android devices -- 735 million -- had received a security patch issued during the year, according to the report. That means another half hasn’t, leaving the vulnerabilities in those phones unfixed.

New story! Intellectual Ventures -- Like Microsoft (Which It Came From) -- Spreads Patents to Manifest a Lot of Lawsuits

That worrisome strategy which is passage of patents to active (legally-aggressive) trolls seems to be a commonality, seen across both Microsoft and its biggest ally among trolls, which Microsoft and Bill Gates helped create and still fund

New story! Rugged, expandable 3.5-inch Skylake SBC supports Linux

Diamond’s 3.5-inch “Venus” SBC offers an Intel 6th Gen CPU, -40 to 85°C support, up to 20GB of ruggedized RAM, and mini-PCIe and PCIe/104 OneBank. The Venus is “believed to be the very first rugged small form factor single-board-computer” based on Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” Core processors, says Diamond Systems. This may well be true, depending on how you define “rugged” and “SBC.”

New story! It's Official: Linux Users Can Now Watch Netflix Movies Using Mozilla Firefox

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 22, 2017 9:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
It took them a few years to realize that Linux could be a very important player for their video-on-demand streaming platform, and now Netflix is announcing that it "finally" supports playback on the Mozilla Firefox web browser.

New story! Toughened up PC/104 SBC runs Linux

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 8:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
WinSystems unveiled a rugged “PCM-C418” SBC with a dual-core, Vortex86DX3SoC, Fast and Gigabit Ethernet ports, SATA and CF storage, and PC/104 expansion. The WinSystems PCM-C418 SBC offers a combination of PC/104 expansion, GbE and Fast Ethernet ports, shock and vibration resistance, and a Linux-friendly, x86-based Vortex86DX3 SoC — attributes shared by the Diamond Systems Helix […]

New story! Blender - Your FOSS 3D Software

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 22, 2017 6:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
If you are into game development, video editing, or 3D modeling as a professional or a hobby, then Blender is a tool you should definitely look at. Blender is a FOSS solution/alternate to many commercial tools that are available and it is able to strongly match most of these commercial tools. Blender is a cross-platform application which means you can not only run it on Linux but also on Windows and MacOS. Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline, anything from modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and game creation.

New story! Some Firefox 52 Users on Linux Left Without Sound

The issue at the heart of this problem is that Mozilla dropped support for ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) and is now requiring Linux users to have installed the PulseAudio library to support audio playback inside Firefox.

New story! Two open source secure email services

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 4:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As much we all complain about email, for most of us, email is still our primary conduit for online communication. That said, numerous hacks and revelations about government surveillance have made it clear that email is also one of the most vulnerable of those conduits. What you send via email is your business and yours alone. Besides you and the recipient, no one else should be reading that message. Not hackers, not government agencies, and definitely not nosy siblings or friends. read more

New story! rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH

rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH.

New story! 14 Practical Examples of Linux Find Command for Beginners

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 1:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Find is one of the most frequently used Linux commands, and it offers a plethora of features in the form of command line options. In this tutorial, which is aimed at beginners, we will discuss the basic usage of the command as well as some of the useful command line options it offers.

New story! How Things Work Today or The Joys of Consulting

  • The Linux Works; By Caitlyn Martin (Posted by caitlyn on Mar 22, 2017 12:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
A person with company A has a concern about some work that needs to be done. They call outsource IT firm B with whom they have a contract. Firm B has nobody on staff with the required experience. Company B is big and well known. Their solution: call recruiter C who in turn checks their database and realizes that Linux systems consultant D has the experience. Hi! I'm D.

New story! Tools for PDF modification on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 10:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
There are many options in the Fedora repositories for quickly modifying the page order of a PDF document. In Fedora, two of the easiest-to-use GUI tools for modifying PDFs are PDFMod and PDFShuffler. While GUI tools are well suited to... Continue Reading →

New story! Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance

Multimedia enthusiasts will appreciate the Tinker Board’s H.264 and H.265 playback support, including playback of HD and UHD video, but this requires a video player using hardware acceleration. A Rockchip video player is in development which will offer hardware accelerated playback of videos. But its release date is some way off.

New story! Adobe buddies up with Microsoft for new ways to mine your data

Adobe and Microsoft have announced new product integrations along with the XDM (Experience Data Model) language for interchanging behavioural and marketing data between platforms.

New story! Diversity Makes Projects More Successful

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Ian Murphy (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 5:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux, Mozilla
Open source projects are by their nature intended to be welcoming, pulling in contributions from many different volunteers. But in reality, open source and the tech industry in general often lack diversity. Speaking at the Open Source Leadership Summit in February, Mozilla’s Chief Innovation Officer Katharina Borchert told the crowd that working to bring ethnic, gender, and skill diversity to open source projects isn’t just the right thing to do because of moral grounds, it’s the right thing to do to make projects more successful.

New story! Interact with the Intel Edison Using SparkFun Blocks

In the previous article, I looked at the Intel Edison -- how fast it was, and how much power it needed. This time, I will show how to start getting the Edison board to interact with surrounding electronics with the help of SparkFun Blocks.

New story! Old Linux kernel security bug bites

OK, hands up, who knows what High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) is? It's an archaic networking data framing protocol that's used in modems, X.25, frame-relay, ISDN, and other now uncommon networking technologies. I know it because I used to work with them back in the day. You'll get to know it now because a researcher discovered a security hole hidden within the Linux kernel driver that implements it.

New story! Rugged, Linux-ready sandwich style SBC packs Skylake CPUs

VersaLogic calls its dual-layer Blackbird an Embedded Processing Unit (EPU). Like the other VersaLogic EPUs we’ve seen, such as the Atom-based Osprey EPU, the Blackbird is a three-layer sandwich consisting of a COM Express module in the middle, a same-sized I/O interface board on the top, and a heat spreader on the bottom.

New story! The Linux Foundations Arpit Joshipura to Host Open Networking Q&A on Twitter

On Friday, March 31, The Linux Foundation will kick off a new initiative. No, it’s not a new project, event, or training course, although there are plenty of those in store. Instead, the foundation will begin a monthly Twitter chat, called #AskLF, with leaders at the organization.

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