New story! Linux LAN Routing for Beginners: Part 1

  •; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2018 6:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Carla Schroder offers an overview of hardware and operating systems, plus IPv4 addressing basics, in this tutorial.

New story! Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More

News briefs for February 22, 2018.

Net Neutrality rules will officially die April 23. You can read the full order here. A new fight is about to begin.

New story! Installing Solyd XK Linux : Cooking With Linux

VIDEO: It's time for some more "Cooking With Linux" without a net, meaning the video you are about to watch was recorded live. Today, I'm going to install a new Linux distribution (new to me, anyhow) called Solyd XK. There are two versions of this distribution; one is based on KDE and the other XFCE, the latter being the one I am testing out today. In case you haven't heard of Solyd XK, it's a distribution inspired by straight Debian (as opposed to Ubuntu) and LinuxMint. So, come join me for some lunchtime "Cooking With Linux".

New story! Linux hostname Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2018 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you are into network administration, and your work involves working on the Linux command line, there are several network-related command line tools that you should be aware of. On such tool is hostname, which you can use to display or set system's host name.

New story! Taking Python to the Next Level

A brief intro to simulating quantum systems with QuTiP.

New story! Linux crontab – Automate System Tasks

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Feb 22, 2018 12:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
We’ll show you, how to use Linux crontab. In few asimple steps we will explain, how to automate your system tasks using crontab in Linux. The cron software utility is a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like operating systems...

New story! How to configure an Apache web server

I have hosted my own websites for many years now. Since switching from OS/2 to Linux more than 20 years ago, I have used Apache as my server software. Apache is solid, well-known, and quite easy to configure for a basic installation. It is not really that much more difficult to configure for a more complex setup, such as multiple websites. read more

New story! Canonical Outs New Ubuntu Kernel Update with Compiler-Based Retpoline Mitigation

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 22, 2018 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical released new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases to address several security issues, as well as to provide compiler-based Retpoline kernel mitigation for Spectre Variant 2 on the amd64 and i386 architectures.

New story! AT&T Brings Akraino Networking Project to Edge of the Linux Foundation

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 22, 2018 9:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Yet another networking effort from AT&T comes to the Linux Foundation, this time it's all about Edge cloud infrastructure.

New story! How to Install Ruby on Rails on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Ruby on Rails is the web framework that revolutionized web development a few years ago and powers many of the hottest start-ups today. It allows developers to rapidly develop working prototypes and even full sites without having to reinvent the wheel or worry about loads of configuration.

New story! KDE Says Its Next Plasma Desktop Release Will Start a Full Second Faster

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 22, 2018 7:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE developer Nate Graham shares today details on the new usability and productivity improvements coming to the next KDE Plasma, KDE Applications, and KDE Frameworks software releases.

New story! 20 Big Ideas to Connect the Unconnected

Last year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Mozilla announced the Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges: $2 million in prizes for big ideas to connect the unconnected across the U.S. Today, we’re announcing our first set of winners: 20 bright ideas from Detroit, Cleveland, Albuquerque, New York City, and beyond.

New story! Protecting Code Integrity with PGP -- Part 2: Generating Your Master Key

  •; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2018 4:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security, Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this article series, we're taking an in-depth look at using PGP and provide practical guidelines for developers working on free software projects. In the previous article, we provided an introduction to basic tools and concepts. In this installment, we show how to generate and protect your master PGP key.

New story! KDE Receives Pineapple Fund Donation, Red Hat Decision Manager, Chef's InSpec 2.0 and More

News updates for February 21, 2018.

New story! Canonical's Unity 8 Desktop Revived by UBports with Support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 22, 2018 2:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
UBports community announced today their port of Canonical's deprecated Unity 8 desktop environment for personal computers, ready for installation in an initial development phase.

New story! Snips Uses Rust to Build an Embedded Voice Assistant

The team at Paris-based Snips has created a voice assistant that can be embedded in a single device or used in a home network to control lights, thermostat, music, and ......

New story! Linux: To recurse or not

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Feb 22, 2018 12:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Some Linux commands recurse without being asked, while others have to be nudged with just the right option. Here are some ways to use it to make you tasks easier.

New story! Compact, rugged IoT gateway offers dual GbE with PoE

Inforce has launched a $250 “Inforce 6320” IoT gateway that runs Linux on a quad -A53 Snapdragon 410, and offers WiFi, BT, GPS, HDMI, USB, -30 to 85°C support, and dual GbE ports with PoE. Inforce Computing’s $250 Inforce 6320 is a compact (170 x 95 x 42mm) IoT gateway that runs Ubuntu Core (Snappy).

New story! cTop – A Command-Line Tool For Container Monitoring And Management In Linux

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Feb 21, 2018 9:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: A CLI tool for container monitoring and management.

New story! Shorter Commands

Discover some short replacements for some of your favorite command-line commands.

New story! How to Install and Use Netdata Performance Monitoring Tool on Debian 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2018 7:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Netdata is a free, open source, scalable, distributed, real-time, performance and health monitoring tool for Linux based operating system. Netdata comes with simple, easy to use and extensible web dashboards that can be used to visualize the processes and services on your system.

New story! Ubuntu Core Embedded Linux Operating System Now Runs on Rigado’s IoT Gateways

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 21, 2018 6:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical announced today the immediate availability of its Ubuntu Core embedded Linux operating system for Rigado’s Edge Connectivity IoT (Internet of Things) gateway solutions.

New story! Create a wiki on your Linux desktop with Zim

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2018 5:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
There's no denying the usefulness of a wiki, even to a non-geek. You can do so much with one—write notes and drafts, collaborate on projects, build complete websites. And so much more. read more

New story! Getting started with SQL

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2018 4:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL; Story Type: News Story
Building a database using SQL is simpler than most people think. In fact, you don't even need to be an experienced programmer to use SQL to create a database. In this article, I'll explain how to create a simple relational database management system (RDMS) using MySQL 5.6. Before I get started, I want to quickly thank SQL Fiddle, which I used to run my script. It provides a useful sandbox for testing simple scripts. read more

New story! Windows slithers on to Arm, legless?

It can't be worse than RT - and isn't Comment Perhaps more by accident or design, Microsoft managed to lower expectations for Windows on Arm last week – but not set them so low it kills off interest in the platform.…

New story! How to Install a LAMP Server on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

The LAMP server is the cornerstone of Linux web hosting. In the early days of dynamic web content LAMP was what won Linux the crown in the web space, and it still is responsible for powering a very large portion of the Internet's sites. If you're looking to set up a LAMP stack to host your website, it'd be hard to find a better option to build it on than Debian Stretch. Debian is, after all, well known for its stability, security, and massive package repositories, and Stretch is certainly no exception.

New story! Oxidizing Fedora: Try Rust and its applications today

In recent years, it has become increasingly important to develop software that minimizes security vulnerabilities. Memory management bugs are a common cause of these vulnerabilities. To that end, the Mozilla community has spent the last several years building the Rust...

New story! OpenVAS Ubuntu Installation and Tutorial

OpenVAS is the open source version of Nessus, which emerged after Nessus became a closed source scanner. It is considered one of the best security scanners. In this article I will show you how to install OpenVAS on Ubuntu and also provide a tutorial on how to use it for security scanning.

New story! Liferea hack: add links to ABC (Australia) news items

To see the the online ABC news article in Liferea's browser corresponding to a headline, you have to double-click on the headline, or right-click on it and and choose "Open In Browser". This works because the article's URL is indeed included in the RSS file, although you can't see it.

To get that link into the descriptive text, I wrote a simple hack with AWK, described in detail below.

New story! Bang & Olufsen's RPi add-on brings digital life to old speakers

B[he]O and HiFiBerry have launched an open source, DIY “Beocreate 4” add-on for the Raspberry Pi that turns vintage speakers into digitally amplified, wireless-enabled smart speakers with the help of a 180-Watt 4-channel amplifier, a DSP, and a DAC. Bang & Olufsen has collaborated with HiFiBerry to...

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