New story! Pac-Man 256, Ashes of the Singularity, and more games out for Linux

In this week's edition, we take a look at Pac-Man 256, Ashes of the Singularity's plan for a Linux release, and more. Open gaming roundup for June 19-25, 2016 read more

New story! How to permanently mount a Windows share on Linux

It has never been easier for Linux to interact within a Windows network. And considering how many businesses are adopting Linux, those two platforms have to play well together. Fortunately, with the help of a few tools, you can easily map Windows network drives onto a Linux machine, and even ensure they are still there upon rebooting the Linux machine.

New story! KaOS 2016.06 Moves the Distro to Linux Kernel 4.6, Adds Full-Disk Encryption

The developers of the KaOS Linux operating system announced the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2016.06 ISO image with some very exciting goodies.

New story! Peppermint OS 7 Screenshot Tour

Team Peppermint are pleased to announce our latest operating system Peppermint 7. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit editions with the latter having full UEFI/GPT/Secure Boot support baked in, a new version of Ice (our in-house Site Specific Browser framework) is also included with full Firefox web browser support, as well as Chromium. Along with the shift to the 16.04 code base, Peppermint 7 continues our policy of choosing the best components from other desktop environments, wherever that may be, and integrating them into a cohesive whole with our own software. This time around, whilst staying with LXDE core session management for lightness and speed, we've listened to our users who demanded a more modern, functional, and customizable main menu and switched out LXPanel

New story! Joe Colantonio: ‘Why Recreate the Wheel — Use Open Source’

Joe Colantonio wants to "show you how to succeed with all your testing efforts." He says, "Automation testing, like all development efforts, is difficult. Most projects don’t succeed." Frankly, it's all a little over our heads.

New story! Tuning guide for MongoDB on IBM Power Systems

This tuning guide will help you achieve optimal performance when running MongoDB on IBM Power Systems by providing guidelines for system-level, virtualization-level and application-level tuning.

New story! Why Docker is Like Chicken Nuggets and Waffle Cones

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 25, 2016 7:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Understanding what the container micro-services revolution is all about, summed up at Dockercon.

New story! Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First […]

New story! Xen 4.6 Includes Live Patching, Other Security Features

The critical open-source hypervisor used by major public cloud providers now enables live patching and incorporates other new features.

New story! IT runs on the cloud, and the cloud runs on Linux. Any questions?

IT is moving to the cloud. And, what powers the cloud? Linux. When even Microsoft's Azure has embraced Linux, you know things have changed.

New story! Top 5: Terminal games for Linux, GnuCOBOL, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight terminal games for Linux, the still-alive-and-kicking COBOL, a few obscure and minor Linux tools, cross-platform methods and tools, and chess Android apps. Top 5 articles of the week 5. 7 open source Android apps for chess players read more

New story! How to install SuPHP on CentOS 7.2

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2016 12:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial describes the installation of SuPHP on centOS 7.2 from source as there are no SuPHP packages available for CentOS 7.2. SuPHP is an apache module that allows PHP to under a different Linux user than the apache user. This improves the security of hosted websites as you can run the PHP scripts of each website under a different user.

New story! Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 3

  • - Original Content; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2016 11:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
a bit more detail about the powerful ps command and how it can help you discover information about your processes. There’s more to learn about parent processes, filesystems, and more...

New story! General Mills Granted A Design Patent On A Tortilla Bowl Because Why Even Pretend Anymore?

The idea is that the "invention" in the case of design patents are supposed to be unique outputs of what might otherwise not be unique inventions that are then said to act as some sort of single-source invented thing. Honestly, the whole concept smells of a workaround on the actual purpose of patent law and it tends to function that way as well. How else do you explain the design patent granted on a toothpick with some lines carved into it, for instance? Or Apple's design patent on the animation of turning a page within an ebook? Rewarding exclusivity to these types of "inventions" that barely work up the sweat of an "inventor" should seem absurd to you, as should the frequency with which the public is left wondering where exactly the "invention" is in any of this.

New story! tinyMediaManager catalogs your movie and TV files

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2016 8:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The trouble with video files is that they are not easily parseable. How can your computer tell whether that 8 GB file in your ~/Movies folder is the latest superhero movie, or your daughter's soccer game? read more

New story! How Salesforce Secures Docker Containers

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 24, 2016 6:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Cloud's lead information security engineer discusses container security at DockerCon 16.

New story! DAISY: A Linux-compatible text format for the visually impaired

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2016 5:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you're blind or visually impaired like I am, you usually require various levels of hardware or software to do things that people who can see take for granted. One among these is specialized formats for reading print books: Braille (if you know how to read it) or specialized text formats such as DAISY. read more

New story! A Bug in Chrome Makes It Easy to Pirate Movies

two security researchers have found a new way, using a vulnerability in the system Google uses to stream media through its Chrome browser. They say people could exploit the flaw to save illegal copies of movies they stream on Chrome using sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime...

New story! Peppermint OS 7 Linux Distribution Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

It's a bit early than expected, but the Peppermint OS 7 GNU/Linux distribution has been officially unveiled today, June 24, 2016, based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

New story! Over half of world's top domains weak against email spoofing

  • ZDNet; By Charlie Osborne (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2016 1:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
According to Swedish cybersecurity firm Detectify, poor authentication processes and configuration settings in servers belonging to hundreds of major online domains are could put users at risk of legitimate-looking phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails.

New story! 6 reasons why Guayadeque is a music lover's open source player

Recently I upgraded my laptop's Linux to the latest release, and I was surprised and saddened to discover that the wonderful music player Guayadeque seems to be considered as dead upstream, at least in Debian and Ubuntu. read more

New story! Wine 1.9.13 Introduces New Gecko Engine Based on Firefox 47, Unicode 9.0 Support

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 24, 2016 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Wine development team has announced the release and immediate availability for download of the Wine 1.9.13 snapshot towards Wine 2.0.

New story! Updating code can mean fewer security headaches

  • CSO; By Phil Krill (Posted by penguinist on Jun 24, 2016 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Organizations with high rates of code deployments spend half as much time fixing security issues as organizations without such frequent code updates, according to a newly released study.

New story! Explore Flatpak in Fedora 24

One of the main features of Fedora 24 Workstation is better support for Flakpak — a new, distribution agnostic format for packaging and distributing Linux desktop apps. The two main goals of Flatpak are the creation of a single installation... Continue Reading →

New story! Q&A with Tracy Hinds: Improving Education and Diversity at Node.js

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2016 7:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Title: Q&A with Tracy Hinds: Improving Education and Diversity at Node.js23 JunLearn more

New story! Solving user experience problems with PatternFly

Michael Dyrynda is a web developer at Hostworks, a freelance developer, and a blogger. He's working on his first open source project in Confomo with Matt Stauffer and podcasting the journey on read more

New story! Canonical Announces Snapd 2.0.9 with Full Snap Confinement on elementary OS 0.4

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 24, 2016 5:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's David Callé announced the release and general availability of Snapd 2.0.9 for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

New story! ClusterHQ's Mohit Bhatnagar Talks about Flocker, Docker, and the Rise of Open Source

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2016 4:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Container technology remains very big news, and if you bring up the topic almost everyone immediately thinks of Docker. But, there are other tools that can compete with Docker, and tools that can extend it and make it more flexible. CoreOS’s Rkt, for example, is a command-line tool for running app containers.

New story! MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics

  • The VAR Guy; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by KrisBlackmon on Jun 24, 2016 4:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
MapR, the data storage and analytics company, is revamping its partner program as it expands beyond Hadoop and other basic big data tools.

New story! Letting Off Steam About Steam

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jun 24, 2016 3:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Having spent more considerable time trying to get Steam to work for another Linux distribution I have felt the need to have a rant. Why do we need to install a launcher, to install 300 megabytes of updates, to get 32 bit library errors? Why is it packaged so badly?

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