New story! How To Install Redmine on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Redmine on CentOS. Redmine is a free and open source issue tracking and web-based project management application. Redmine is built on Ruby on Rails framework and it is cross-platform and cross-database. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for CentOS 7 VPS

New story! How to make sense of the Apache 2 patent license

  •; By Jeffrey Robert Kaufman (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2018 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Apache
The Apache 2 license contains a number of key provisions including a patent grant that, in my experience, is often misunderstood. This grant has a significant effect on making open source safe to use. Let me explain by exploring a portion of Section 3 of the Apache 2.0 license.

New story! HiFive, LibreOffice, Meltdown and Spectre and more

  • Linux Journal; By Petros Koutoupis (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2018 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
News briefs for February 16, 2018.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Googles AMP Support to Snazz Up Email, Open Source Community Continues to Do Good & More

This week in open source and Linux news, Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages will now support web browsing in email, an op-ed on the continued value of the open source community and more! Read this week's digest to stay in the open source know.

New story! Fix Laptop Doesn’t Suspend After Lid is Closed on Ubuntu Linux

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by elobga on Feb 17, 2018 6:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
You close the lid of your laptop but it keeps on running instead of going into suspend mode? Here are a few ways how you can make Ubuntu suspend when the lid is closed.

New story! The knitting printer and more art with open source

For several years,, a week-long conference (held this year from January 22-26), has held "miniconfs" offering space for tech community niche groups to share their inventions and ideas. In 2018, 12 miniconfs were held on the first two days of the conference, and the Art + Tech miniconf took the concept to the next level with an entire day of 11 talks about making art with tech, as well as an art exhibition head during the conference. read more

New story! Real-time Linux based automation controller supports up to 16 I/O modules

Opto 22 announced its first Linux-based automation controller: a rugged “Groov EPIC” system that runs real-time Linux on a quad-core ARM SoC, and supports process and machine control, SCADA/RTU, and industrial IoT edge gateway applications. Increasingly, industrial equipment manufacturers must not only compete on features, but also meet their clients’ need to attract the best […]

New story! Top 5: SpaceX, drone projects, vi tips, and more

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2018 1:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Since Valentine's Day was earlier this week, I thought we'd focus on love. There's plenty to love in this week's top 5, so let's take a look. And before you go, be sure to enter to win a Mycroft Mark 1 voice assistant. read more

New story! Q4OS Makes Linux Easy for Everyone

  •; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2018 11:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Modern Linux distributions tend to target a variety of users. Some claim to offer a flavor of the open source platform that anyone can use. And, I’ve seen some such claims succeed with aplomb, while others fall flat. Q4OS is one of those odd distributions that doesn’t bother to make such a claim but pulls off the feat anyway.

New story! Web Server Setup Series - Fix CWP Errors & Warnings To Improve Server Security

?Welcome to the second part of the web server setup series. In this part, I'll show you how to fix CWP (CentOS web panel) errors and warnings, create new user accounts, create hosting packages, and create FTP account. So let's start.

New story! Listen to the new Fedora podcast

The Fedora Marketing Team is proud to announce the Fedora Podcast. This ongoing series will feature interviews and talks with people who make the Fedora community awesome. These folks work on new technologies found in Fedora. Or they produce the... Continue Reading →

New story! diff -u: Automated Bug Reporting

Bug reports are good. Anyone with a reproducible crash should submit a bug report on the linux-kernel mailing list. The developers will appreciate it, and you'll be helping make Linux better!

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

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2018 5:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Sometimes, while working on the command line in Linux, you need to know more about a file. For example, you may want information like file's size, inode number, access permissions, time of last access or modification, and more. You'll be glad to know that there exists a command line utility stat that provides all this information in one go.

New story! What is a Linux 'oops'?

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Feb 16, 2018 3:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
The Linux kernel is watching out for you, and when it detects something on the system violated the kernel's rules about proper behavior, it will shut the system down and issue an "oops."

New story! Why Red Hat Invested $250M in CoreOS to Advance Kubernetes

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 16, 2018 9:10 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
Red Hat already had a leading Kubernetes distribution with OpenShift, but now it has so much more.

New story! LMMS Guide Part 1: Creating Simple Melodies Using Sounds And Instruments

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Feb 16, 2018 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
LMMS stands for Linux Multimedia Studio. It is a very good open-source program that is used to create music tracks using sound files, predefined instruments, and sound effects. LMMS has versions for Windows and macOS in addition to Linux. Their website, of course, lists all of their features offered to users. This article will attempt to provide practical guides and tips for composing songs using LMMS.

New story! How to create slides with Emacs Org mode and Reveal.js

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2018 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Over the last year or so, I've started to get heavily back into using Emacs and the Org mode package (for taking notes, organizing yourself, and more). I've also started dipping my toes back into the water of giving short presentations. I've been wondering how to combine Emacs with giving talks. You're probably asking What does presenting have to do with a text editor? Quite a bit, actually! read more

New story! Apache CloudStack, KDE Plasma Update, Kubernetes Engine

News briefs for February 14, 2018.

New story! Network Time Protocol: Install NTP server on Linux machines

NTP or Network Time Protocol is a very important service that is used to keep the system time accurate. NTP service is used to synchronize time on all local servers with respect to a designated server called, NTP server. That NTP server itself syncs time from a public NTP server.

New story! Canonical Wants to Collect Some Data from Ubuntu Users to Improve New Releases

Canonical's Director of Ubuntu Desktop Will Cooke announced today that the company wants to implement some data collecting mechanism in future releases of Ubuntu Linux to improve the things that matter most to users.

New story! Understanding SELinux labels for container runtimes

  •; By Daniel J Walsh (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2018 1:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, SUSE
I've just started to deal with some software that is containerized via Docker, and which is ordinarily only ever run on Ubuntu. Naturally this means nobody ever put any thought into how it will interact with SELinux.

New story! DNS and DHCP with Dnsmasq

  • - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2018 11:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Last week, we learned a batch of tips and tricks for Dnsmasq. Today, we're going more in-depth into configuring DNS and DHCP, including entering DHCP hostnames automatically into DNS, and assigning static IP addresses from DHCP.

New story! Samsung Halts Android 8.0 Oreo Rollouts for Galaxy S8 Due to Unexpected Reboots

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 15, 2018 10:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Samsung stopped the distribution of the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones due to unexpected reboots reported by several users.

New story! Container security fundamentals: 5 things to know

As containers continue their march into the IT mainstream, leaders will be increasingly pressed for assurances that containers are ready for prime time. And one of the big fear factors that skeptics may cite is a familiar one: Security. Need to know the core facts about container security? IT leaders and security pros share advice.

New story! FOSS Project Spotlight: LinuxBoot

  • Linux Journal; By David Hendricks and Rom Minnich (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2018 7:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
Linux as firmware. The more things change, the more they stay the same. That may sound cliché, but it's still as true for the firmware that boots your operating system as it was in 2001 when Linux Journal first published Eric Biederman's "About LinuxBIOS". LinuxBoot is the latest incarnation of an idea that has persisted for around two decades now: use Linux as your bootstrap.

New story! How to Install Liferay CMS on Debian 9

Liferay is a free and open source content management software written in Java and uses MySQL to store their data. Liferay is a web based application portal that can be used to build websites and portals as an assembly of themes, pages, and a common navigation. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Liferay on Debian 9 server.

New story! How to Install Wekan Trello-like Kanban on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2018 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Wekan is an open source trello-like kanban board based on the Meteor Javascript framework. It's a web-based management tool that allows you to create a board for your project collaboration.

New story! 8 Methods To Find/Check Your Linux Distribution Name And Version

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Feb 15, 2018 3:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: Easy ways to find your Linux distro name and version.

New story! Waddawewant? Free video codecs! When dowe .. oh, look, the last MPEG-2 patent expired!

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2018 1:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Never again shall an MPEG-2 encoder be chased out of a Linux distro It's almost of historical interest only, but everywhere except the Philippines and Malaysia, the last MPEG-2 video encodeer/decoder patents have expired.…

New story! Build a bikesharing app with Redis and Python

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2018 12:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
I travel a lot on business. I'm not much of a car guy, so when I have some free time, I prefer to walk or bike around a city. Many of the cities I've visited on business have bikeshare systems, which let you rent a bike for a few hours. Most of these systems have an app to help users locate and rent their bikes, but it would be more helpful for users like me to have a single place to get information on all the bikes in a city that are available to rent. read more

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