New story! Linux desktop GUI GNOME celebrates its 20th birthday

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 10:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME, Linux
Since the initial release of GNOME 1.0 in 1999, there have been 33 stable releases. That first release would set the framework for all future versions. It was based on the GIMP ToolKit (GTK+)... Its libraries are available for any application under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

New story! Learn the basics of the ZSH shell

Bash isn't bad. It gets the job done just fine, but have you ever considered what it'd be like if Bash had some extra features to make it more convenient to work with? That's more-or-less what ZSH is. It includes all of the features that you'd expect from Bash, but it also has some really nice additions to make your life easier. Actually, you'll be amazed at how much easier they make working in the command line.

New story! Track your creative projects with mind-map software

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 8:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I'm a huge proponent of using mind maps in creative work, which you may know if you've read any of my previous articles or follow my podcast. read more

New story! Runit is being maintained again

I'm pleased to announce the resumption of maintenance on runit, an init and services management system, originally derived from daemontools by Gerrit Pape.

New story! How to Scan Your Linux Computer for Viruses and Rootkits

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Aug 16, 2017 5:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Malware is out there, even for Linux systems. Use these three open-source tools to thoroughly scan your Linux computer for viruses and rootkits.

New story! How to write better error messages

The first time a user encounters an application's documentation, it's not always with the user manual or online help. Often, that first encounter with documentation is an error message. Technical writers should be involved in writing error messages. It's an important, although often overlooked, part of the job. After all, error messages are documentation, albeit documentation that's embedded in the code. read more

New story! How to secure your LAMP server

  • RoseHosting; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 16, 2017 3:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
The LAMP stack which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP/Python/Perl is a very popular combination of free and open-source software used to run millions of websites today.

New story! New LibreELEC Kodi Linux distro update arrives

Where Kodi really shines, however, is with Linux. More specifically, the best experience is when the media center is the star of the show. Luckily, there are some Linux distros that exist solely to run Kodi. One such popular distro is LibreELEC -- a fork of OpenELEC.

New story! Setup Dual Boot Linux And Remix OS With GRUB Customizer

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 15, 2017 9:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Remix OS is a famous android based Linux distro that has gained a wide name since its launch. Almost everyone who loves android and uses Linux distro knows it. I myself use it almost on a daily basis because it helps me to download and use my favorites apps that are available only on Android.

New story! The Internet of Underwater Things: Open Source JANUS Standard for Undersea Communications

  • Linux.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2017 8:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux is found in many AUVs, such as the SeaBED and Bluefin-21, so we wondered if it might be involved in the JANUS, as well. As it turned out, one of the first JANUS acoustic modems was built around Linux code running on a BeagleBone Black.

New story! 3 new OpenStack guides

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2017 6:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
If your job involves doing development or system administration in the cloud, you know how hard it can be to keep up with the quick pace of innovation. OpenStack is just one example of a project with lots of moving parts and a ton of amazing features that operators would benefit from becoming more familiar with. read more

New story! Open comm protocol for AUVs embarks with BeagleBone based modem

NATO’s open source JANUS standard for underwater communications is first appearing in a BeagleBone-based acoustic modem running Linux. Open standards exist for all manner of wireless and terrestrial communications, but so far none has emerged for underwater communications. Below the waves, submarines, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and undersea sensor stations use a hodgepodge of incompatible […]

New story! Tips for finding partners open enough to work with you

Imagine I'm working on the front line of an open organization, and I'm committed to following principles like transparency, inclusivity, adaptability, collaboration, community, accountability, and commitment to guide that front-line work. A huge problem comes up. My fellow front-line workers and I can't handle it on our own, so we discuss the problem and decide that one of us has to take it to top management. I'm selected to do that. read more

New story! How to Install PostgreSQL and pgAdmin on FreeBSD 11

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2017 1:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
PostgreSQL or in short Postgres, is an open source Object-Relational Database Management System (ORDBMS). In this tutorial, we will learn how to install PostgreSQL and pgAdmin on FreeBSD 11.

New story! 4 ways to find number of CPU-Cores in Linux

In this article we are going to discuss about how to find number of CPU-Cores in Linux. Which will help us to find configuration of server.

New story! Testing in production: Yes, you can (and should)

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2017 11:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I wrote a piece recently about why we are all distributed systems engineers now. To my surprise, lots of people objected to the observation that you have to test large distributed systems in production.  It seems testing in production has gotten a bad rap—despite the fact that we all do it, all the time. Maybe we associate it with cowboy engineering. We hear "testing in production" and assume this means no unit tests, functional tests, or continuous integration. read more

New story! Happy 20th Birthday, GNOME!

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 15, 2017 10:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
Believe it or not, today's GNOME birthday, and not any birthday, as the popular desktop environment designed for GNU/Linux distributions celebrates 20 years of existence.

New story! 5 Best Linux Conky Themes

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 15, 2017 8:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Conky remains one of the coolest ways of customizing your Linux desktop. Conky uses the X window system allowing you to monitor system variables such as CPU usage, swap space, temperatures, network download and upload speeds, time, calendar and much more.

New story! GNOME at 20: Four reasons it's still my favorite GUI

The GNOME desktop turns 20 on August 15, and I'm so excited! Twenty years is a major milestone for any open source software project, especially a graphical desktop environment like GNOME that has to appeal to many different users. The 20th anniversary is definitely something to celebrate! Why is GNOME such a big deal? For me, it's because it represented a huge step forward in the Linux desktop. I installed my first Linux system in 1993. In the early days of Linux, the most prevalent graphical environment was TWM, the tabbed window manager. The modern desktop didn't exist yet. read more

New story! Install and Play Overwatch On Linux With Wine

For over a year now, one game has been the white whale for Linux gamers. That game, of course, is Overwatch. For many, it's a game that should have been simple. Every other Blizzard game has had a Mac port and worked fine under Wine. Overwatch has been that one glaring exception.

New story! How my two-week project turned into a full time open source startup

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2017 4:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Over a year ago, I decided to build a software business that focused on custom web application development, startups, and unique website projects. I had built a very strong and talented team of people who were ambitious to help me start this company as their side gig. We called it Vampeo. We acquired a bunch of projects and started development while keeping our full-time day jobs. read more

New story! DevOps Fundamentals, Part 6: Automated Testing

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By John Willis (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2017 3:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This is the final installment of our series covering the DevOps Fundamentals: Implementing Continuous Delivery (LFS261) training course from The Linux Foundation.

New story! HTC Promises to Bring Bluetooth 5.0 Support to HTC U11 Phones with Android 8.0

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 15, 2017 2:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Android 8.0 "O" is almost here, as Google's latest and greatest mobile operating system for Android smartphones and tablets, and it looks like it could enable Bluetooth 5.0 support on certain devices.

New story! Fedora Classroom Session 4

  • Fedora Magazine; By Eduard Lucena (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2017 1:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Fedora
The Fedora Classroom sessions continues this week. You can find the general schedule for sessions on the wiki. You can also find resources and recordings from previous sessions there. Here are details about this week’s session on Friday, August 18...

New story! Free security service scans open source Linux IoT binaries

Insignary unveiled TruthIsIntheBinary, a free, cloud-based version of its Clarity binary code scanning software aimed at open source Linux IoT code. Normally, we board-heads shy away from security software, but Insignary’s latest offering pushed all our buttons: Linux, free, open source, and “IoT security ticking time-bomb.

New story! How to install and setup Plex Media Server Ubuntu 16.04

Plex is a free and open source feature-rich media library platform that provides a way to store all your movies, shows, and other media in one place. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 16.04.

New story! Wanted: GNU Project Maintainers

Would you like to give Linux a boost by contributing your coding skills in the service of a GNU project? Here’s a partial list of some projects that are looking for a little help.

New story! WPS Office 2016 for Linux

Promising the world's best office experience for the Linux community, WPS Software presents WPS Office 2016 for Linux: a high-performing yet considerably more affordable alternative to Microsoft Office that is fully compatible with and comparable to the constituent PowerPoint, Excel and Word applications. The WPS Office suite, with more than 1.2 billion installs across all platforms, is a complete office suite, including Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheets and a built-in PDF reader. Linux, Windows, Android and iOS versions are available.

New story! 4 container adoption patterns: What you need to know

  • EnterprisersProject.com; By Ashesh Badani (Posted by Lemeowski on Aug 14, 2017 7:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
How is IT using containers, what’s the best adoption pattern for you – and where are the speed bumps? Containers have quickly won a key role in enterprise IT plans for a practical reason: They help organizations gain speed. And for digital businesses, speed equals revenue. But how are your peers using containers, what’s the best adoption pattern for your company – and what speed bumps should you avoid?

New story! How to become a python coder, first part

  • sacralpanda.com (Posted by Linux21 on Aug 14, 2017 5:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python
Python is a high level computer programming language easy to learn and put in use by anyone who is passionate about coding. The first time I started reading some python code it felt like i was reading myself, I mean my thoughts converted to code.

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