New story! How Linux became my job

I've been using open source since what seems like prehistoric times. Back then, there was nothing called social media. There was no Firefox, no Google Chrome (not even a Google), no Amazon, barely an internet. In fact, the hot topic of the day was the new Linux 2.0 kernel. The big technical challenges in those days?

New story! How the Grateful Dead were a precursor to Creative Commons licensing

The Grateful Dead shared the open source view that creative content should be set free, with protections.

New story! Kernel patch releases, WineHQ, OpenIndiana project, FreeBSD Unix distribution, Xubuntu community contest

News briefs for February 19, 2018

New story! How to install Odoo 11 in virtualenv on Ubuntu 16.04

This guide covers the steps necessary for installing and configuring Odoo using Git source and Python virtualenv on Ubuntu 16.04.

New story! Ansible, Part III: Playbooks

Playbooks make Ansible even more powerful than before. Ansible goes out of its way to use an easy-to-read configuration file for making "playbooks", which are files full of separate Ansible "tasks". A task is basically an ad-hoc command written out in a configuration file that makes it more organized and easy to expand.

New story! The state of AI: 10 eye-opening statistics

  • enterprisersproject.com; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on Feb 19, 2018 10:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
For IT leaders early in their AI talks, consider these recent stats and trends.

New story! How To Make Good Use Of 'grep' Command

Linux and UNIX systems come with a shell command known as ‘grep’. This simply looks for a specified text, or pattern, in a file or an entire directory. The most common usage is for quickly searching a file for occurrences of a pattern, which can be in plain text, or in the form of a regular expression. Here, the patterns used will be simple text rather than regular expressions.

New story! Rugged, Linux-friendly industrial PC serves up dual PCI or PCIe slots

Axiomtek’s “IPC962-511-FL” industrial computer offers 6th or 7th Gen Intel CPUs, an extended temperature range, 2x swappable SATA drives, 2x PCI or PCIe expansion slots, and a choice of serial and DIO I/O configurations. Axiomtek’s new IPC962-511-FL that follows the rugged design tradition and multiple PCI/PCIe expansion options of other Intel-based IPC computers, such as its 4th Gen “Haswell” based IPC932-230-FL-ECM.

New story! How to Install Varnish Reverse Proxy with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Varnish is a proxy server focused on HTTP caching. It's designed as HTTP accelerator and can act as reverse proxy for your web server Apache or Nginx. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure varnish HTTP accelerator as a reverse proxy for Nginx web server.

New story! Perl hashes and arrays: The basics

I get asked from time to time why I enjoy programming in Perl so much. Ask me in person, and I'll wax poetic about the community of people involved in Perl—indeed, I have done so more than once here on Opensource.com already, and I make no secret of the fact that many of my closest friends are Perl mongers. read more

New story! Efficient Ways To Read The Log Files In Linux.

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Feb 19, 2018 2:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: This will help you to read log files efficiently.

New story! Linux adduser/addgroup command tutorial for beginners (7 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 19, 2018 12:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
As a Linux system administrator, one of the basic tasks that you'll have to perform is to create accounts for new users and manage user groups. Of course, there are command line utilities that let you do this, and this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of two such commands: adduser and addgroup.

New story! Oracle open-sources DTrace under the GPL

Which makes lots of sysadmins' fave tracing tool cool for Linux Oracle appears to have open-sourced DTrace, the system instrumentation tool that Sun Microsystems created in the early 2000s and which has been beloved of many-a-sysadmin ever since.…

New story! Learn to code with Thonny -- a Python IDE for beginners

Learning to program is hard. Even when you finally get your colons and parentheses right, there is still a big chance that the program doesn’t do what you intended. Commonly, this means you overlooked something or misunderstood a language construct,... Continue Reading →

New story! Google Chrome's Ad Filtering, Intel Expands Bug Bounty Program, GNOME 3.28 Beta and More

News briefs for February 15, 2018.

Starting today, Google Chrome will begin removing ads from sites that don't follow the Better Ads Standards. For more info on how Chrome's ad filtering will work, see the Chromium blog.

New story! Tutanota: Encrypted Open Source Email Service for Privacy Minded People

  • It's FOSS; By Phillip (Posted by abhishekpc on Feb 19, 2018 1:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
I have heard of another email provider that you may be interested in. It’s a little different, but it touts some of the same features ProtonMail does: privacy, security, open-source code, etc. It’s called Tutanota, and like ProtonMail, I am a very big fan.

New story! fail0verflow turns a Nintendo Switch into a full-fledged Linux PC

  • liliputing; By Brad Linder (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2018 10:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Less than two weeks after demonstrating an exploit that allows Linux to be loaded unto a Nintendo Switch game console, fail0verflow is back with a new video showing what appears to be a full-fledged GNU/Linux-based operating system running on Nintendo’s tablet.

New story! LibreOffice 6.0 Open-Source Office Suite Passes 1 Million Downloads Mark

The Document Foundation announced recently that its LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite reached almost 1 million downloads since its release last month on January 31, 2018.

New story! How To Create Shell Scripts

Having to type the same command over and over again can be a daunting task and tiresome for that matter. The shell scripts are really easy to create and run saving you from a lot of misery and anguish if you really prefer using the terminal over using the GUI for running tasks.

New story! Introducing Spyder, the Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment

If you want to use Anaconda for science projects, one of the first things to consider is the spyder package, which is included in the basic Anaconda installation. Spyder is short for Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment. Think of it as an IDE for scientific programming within Python.

New story! A better marketing plan for your open source software project

  • Opensource.com; By Sarah Conway (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2018 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Open source software (OSS) marketing today is unique: it’s a process of co-creating and co-executing a marketing plan with an entire community—developers, end users and vendors. This makes it distinctly different than most traditional technology marketing efforts, which generally focuses on business decision-makers exclusively.

New story! Servers? We don't need no stinkin' servers!

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2018 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
You may be moving your mission-critical applications to a serverless architecture sooner than you think. OK, so we'll always need some servers. But with the rise of virtual machines (VM)s and container technologies such as Docker, combined with DevOps and cloud orchestration to automatically manage ever-larger numbers of server applications, serverless computing is becoming real.

New story! Your DevOps attempt will fail without these 7 departments buying in

  • Opensource.com; By Dan Barker (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2018 8:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
When DevOps was coined by Andrew Shafer and Patrick Debois, the goal was to bring developers and operators closer to achieve customer value together. DevOps is a culture of continuous learning and improvement. While automation and tools can garner some improvements, having the right culture drives larger impacts. The sharing of knowledge and ideas resulting in cultural growth is the value creator in DevOps.

New story! i.MX6 UL based COM/SBC hybrid has FPGA with programmable ZPU

Technologic’s rugged, open-spec “TS-4100” COM/SBC hybrid runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL, and offers a microSD slot, 4GB eMMC, a micro-USB OTG port, optional WiFi/BT and baseboard, and an FPGA with a programmable ZPU core for offloading real-time tasks. Technologic Systems has begun sampling its first i.MX6 UL (UltraLite) based board, which is also its first computer-on-module that can double as a single board computer.

New story! Kali Linux Ethical Hacking OS Getting Fix for Meltdown and Spectre with Linux 4.15

Offensive Security, the team of developers behind the widely-used Kali Linux ethical hacking and penetration testing GNU/Linux distribution, released the first snapshot for 2018 with latest security fixes and software updates.

New story! PyTorch Should Be Copyleft

  • keithcu.com; By Keith Curtis (Posted by keithcu on Feb 18, 2018 2:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Python
Neural networks have started to take off since AlexNet in 2012. We don’t have to call it a software war, but there’s a competition for mindset and community contributors in neural networks.

New story! Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics - even location - with new desktop installs

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2018 12:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Data harvest notice will be checked by default. Future versions of Ubuntu desktop may collect information on the PCs running it unless users opt out.

New story! Learning IT Fundamentals

Where do IT fundamentals fit in our modern, cloud- and abstraction-driven engineering culture? Although you can use modern Linux desktops and servers without knowing almost anything about how computers, networks or Linux itself works, unlike with other systems, Linux still will show you everything that's going on behind the scenes if you are willing to look.

New story! Module reveals new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC

Advantech is prepping a “SOM-5871” computer-on-module with an unannounced AMD V1000 Zen SoC, which appears to be AMD’s rumored, 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000 “Great Horned Owl” successor to the R-Series. iBase also leaked info on a V1000 based Mini-ITX board and fanless PC. Advantech has posted a preliminary product page for a SOM-5871 module that […]

New story! Chroot: the magical healing powers of the original Linux virtualization tool

It's been around forever and loads of users haven't even heard of it. But chroot is the grandfather of Linux virtualization and it can save your life

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