New story! Firefox for iOS Users Can Now Choose Their Favorite Email Apps

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2017 8:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
For most of us email is a big part of our online lives. Today we’re excited to share that we’ve made updates to the email experience in Firefox for iOS, making it possible to choose your favorite email app when … Read more

New story! FOSS Compositing With Natron

Anyone who likes to work with graphics will at one time or another find compositing software useful. Luckily, FOSS has several of the best in Blender and Natron.

New story! LFCS Command Line Basics

  • Linux Forum; By Jarret Buse (Posted by kprojects on Jan 17, 2017 6:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
There are quite a few command line basics to cover in this article. We will go over the TeleTYpe (TTY) and a few commands with operators. Be sure to practice all of these and be aware that these are the same for CentOS and Ubuntu unless otherwise noted.

New story! The release of Mesa 17 has seen a bit of a delay, for all the right reasons

Mesa 17, the next stable release of the open source graphics drivers on Linux has been a bit delayed, due to so much last minute work going on. Looks like Intel Ivy Bridge will get OpenGL 4.0.

New story! COM Express Basic runs Linux on Kaby Lake, supports Intel Optane

Congatec’s Linux-ready “Conga-TS175” COM Express Basic Type 6 module supports 7th Gen Intel Core E/EQ and Xeon CPUs, Intel Optane SSDs, and up to 32GB DDR4. Congatec followed upon its earlier announcement of a Conga-TC175 COM Express Compact Type 6 module with a larger, 125 x 95mm Basic Type 6 module called the Conga-TS175. Both […]

New story! How to Install WordPress with HHVM and Nginx on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2017 2:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install WordPress with HHVM and Nginx as web server. I will use CentOS 7 as the operating system. HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) is an open source virtual machine for executing programs written in PHP and Hack language. HHVM has been developed by Facebook, it provides most features of the current PHP 7 version.

New story! First 3.5-inch Kaby Lake SBC reaches market

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2017 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch CAPA500 SBC taps LGA1151-ready CPUs from Intel’s 7th and 6th Generations, and offers PCIe, dual GbE, and optional “ZIO” expansion. Axiomtek’s CAPA500 is the first 3.5-inch form-factor SBC that we’ve seen that supports Intel’s latest 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors. Kaby Lake is similar enough to the 6th Gen “Skylake” family, sharing 14nm […]

New story! Phoning Home, the story of two robots trying to survive will come to Linux

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jan 17, 2017 10:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Phoning Home, which sounded a lot like the film WALL-E when I first heard about it will come to Linux.

New story! A script to log what my GPS tells me

I carry a Garmin Etrex 10 when I go bug-collecting. It's a handheld GPS receiver without many frills, and I only use it to record the latitude and longitude of each of my collecting sites as a waypoint. At the start of a field trip I delete all previous waypoints. When I do this, the trip's waypoints are then serially numbered from 001 and stored in the Etrex 10 in a file with a name like Waypoints_14-NOV-16.gpx. When I get home [...] I then use a keyboard shortcut to launch my gpslogger script, which is explained in this article.

New story! Fedora 26 Linux Might Ship with an LXQt Flavor, Won't Replace the LXDE Spin

There's a new self-contained change planned for the upcoming Fedora 26 Linux distribution, due for release on June 6, 2017, namely a new flavor built around the lightweight, Qt-based LXQt desktop environment.

New story! This Script Updates Hosts Files Using a Multi-Source Unified Block List With Whitelisting

  • DMT/Linux; By Darren Toback (Posted by relativ6 on Jan 17, 2017 6:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If you ever tinker with your hosts file, you should try running this script to automatically keep the file updated with the latest known ad servers, phishing sites and other web scum.

New story! Debian Outs First Release Candidate of Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Installer

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 17, 2017 5:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
Work on the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system is ongoing, and Debian Project's Cyril Brulebois announced today the availability of the first Release Candidate of the Debian Installer for Stretch.

New story! 5 Essential Tips for Securing Your WordPress Sites

In this post, we will provide some of the most common ways of securing and strengthening a WordPress site.

New story! When Peer Pressure Nukes Linux for Windows

A grandson was happy with the flame throwing hot rod Linux gaming computer that his grandfather had built -- until peer pressure came into play.

New story! The Case for Ubuntu Phone

There are times in standard social interactions where people ask what you do professionally, which means I end up talking about Ubuntu and specifically Ubuntu Phone. Many times that comes down to the seemingly simple question: “Why would I want an Ubuntu phone?” A good answer is all the benefits of Free Software, but many of those are benefits the general public doesn’t yet realize they need.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: Parted Magic, Quirky and Ultimate Edition

Three interesting Linux distributions briefly described: New Parted Magic 2017_01_08,? Quirky 8.1.6 and Ultimate Edition 5.1 Linux .

New story! Linus Torvalds Announces Fourth Linux 4.10 Kernel Release Candidate, Get It Now

It's Sunday evening, again, and Linus Torvalds just made his weekly announcement to inform the community about the immediate availability for download of a new Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel.

New story! Truffle Hog Finds Security Keys Hidden in GitHub Code

A tool is now available on GitHub for finding security keys that might have been accidentally left behind in open source code.

New story! 64-bit RPi Compute Module 3 ships for $25 to $30

Raspberry Pi Trading’s first 64-bit computer-on-module version of their flagship single board computer has finally arrived. Despite the name, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) is only the second generation of the CM1. Its name syncs up with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SBC, which uses the same quad-core, 64-bit Broadcom SoC.

New story! Use Docker remotely on Atomic Host

Atomic Host from Project Atomic is a lightweight container based OS that can run Linux containers. It’s been optimized to use as a container run-time system for cloud environments. For instance, it can host a Docker daemon and containers. At times, you may want... Continue Reading →

New story! Yet Another CentOS vs Ubuntu Comparison

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By ThisHosting.Rocks (Posted by Feenta on Jan 16, 2017 7:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The most popular comparison when it comes to Linux server distros.

New story! Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie" Live and Installable ISOs Now Available for Download

We reported the other day that the Debian Project released Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie," which is the seventh maintenance update to the current Debian Stable series of Linux-based computer operating systems.

New story! Terrible Ideas in Git

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2017 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
"Git does let you do some extraordinarily powerful things. Powerful, of course, in this talk, is a polite euphemism for stupid," says Corey Quinn of FutureAdvisor at LinuxCon North America. Who hasn't experienced at least one moment of feeling like a complete dunce when using Git? Sure, Git is wonderful, everyone uses it, and you can do most of your work with a few basic commands. But it also has mighty powers to make us feel like we have no idea what we're doing.

New story! Target CIO explains how DevOps took root inside the retail giant

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Damon Brown (Posted by crudder on Jan 16, 2017 3:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Interview
Target CIO Mike McNamara explains how he helped to scale and accelerate a grassroots DevOps movement throughout the IT organization.

New story! Can academic faculty members teach with Wikipedia?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2017 2:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Since 2010, 29,000 students have completed the Wiki Ed program. They have added 25 million words to Wikipedia, or the equivalent of 85,000 printed pages of content. This is 66% of the total words in the last print edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. When Wiki Ed students are most active, they are contributing 10% of all the content being added to underdeveloped, academic content areas on Wikipedia. Eager to learn more I contacted LiAnna Davis, director of Programs for Wiki Ed, who enthusiastically agreed to answer my questions. read more

New story! How to debug C programs in Linux using gdb

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2017 1:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you are a C/C++ programmer or develop software using the Fortran and Modula-2 programming languages, you'll be glad to know there exists an excellent debugger - dubbed GDB - that lets you easily debug your code for bugs and other problems. In this article, we will discuss the basics of GDB, including some of the useful features/options it provides.

New story! P-Brain.ai: Simple, extendible voice assistant destined for the Raspberry Pi

Introducing P-Brain.ai; A simple Node.js based voice assistant for the browser which makes use of NLP (Natural Language Processing), TTS (Text to speech) & STT (Speech to text) and can quickly be extended using Alexa skills-like plugins.

New story! Getting started with shell scripting

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2017 11:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The world's best conceptual introduction to shell scripting comes from an old AT&T training video. In the video, Brian W. Kernighan (the "K" in awk) and Lorinda L. Cherry (co-author of bc) demonstrate how one of the founding principles of UNIX was to empower users to leverage existing utilities to create complex and customized tools. read more

New story! Docker 1.12.6 Fixes Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 16, 2017 9:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Cloud
The Docker Engine 1.12.6 release debuted on Jan. 10 as a security update for all Docker container users. The new engine fixes single flaw identified as CVE-2016-9962, title, 'Insecure opening of file-descriptor allows privilege escalation.'

New story! Tails 2.10 Will Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.8 and Tor 0.2.9, Add exFAT Support

A new stable release of Tails, the beloved anonymous Live CD that helps you stay hidden online when navigating various websites on the Internet, is being prepared.

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