New story! Bash Tips for Linux Sysadmins

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 2:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, Linux
The Bash shell is a fundamental Linux tool and, in this era of containers and clusters and microservices, good old-fashioned Linux system administration skills are as relevant as ever.

New story! Linux 4.7 now out with enhanced security and advanced graphics support

Linux kernel 4.7 has a LoadPin security module that helps the platform load all the necessary modules from the same file system. It is ported directly from Google's Chrome OS and is aimed to limit the medium from which kernel modules and firmware load on a system.

New story! The KickassTorrents Case Could Be Huge

It was a legal iTunes purchase that helped the feds nab Artem Vaulin, the alleged proprietor of KickassTorrents (KAT), the world's biggest purveyor of illegal torrent files. The irony is almost too much to bear pointing out. But according to one lawyer familiar with the ins and outs of copyright infringement, the case could have sweeping repercussions on how torrents are regulated.

New story! The 5 Best Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 27, 2016 11:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Here are the 5 Linux distributions I recommend to the average computer user based on easy of installation, features, ease of use, length of time they have been around and technical ability required to use them

New story! Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 Released with Full-Disk Encryption, Snap Support

David Mohammed was extremely happy to inform Softpedia about the availability of the Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 operating system, as part of the recent Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) release.

New story! LFCE Prep Course -- DNS Overview (Part 4)

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 9:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this week's LFCE sneak peek blog, we learn about the domain name system, DNS, which powers the Internet and provides the underlying mechanism for converting domain names into IP addresses. We will cover the different types of DNS servers and review command-line tools.

New story! 32-bit Arduino Leonardo clone maker offers preview

“chipKIT Lenny” is a PIC32-based Arduino Leonardo clone with more RAM and flash, and a multifunction microUSB port. Sneak preview boards are now available. Majenko Technologies has built an Arduino Leonardo compatible board supported by the open source chipKIT project, which like all chipKIT boards features a MIPS-based Microchip PIC32 microcontroller unit .

New story! A Guide To Customising Linux Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Linux.About.Com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 27, 2016 7:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
This guide shows how to customise all of the keyboard shortcut bindings within Linux Mint Cinnamon

New story! CORD Project Aims to Bring Cloud Agility to Service Providers

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 6:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Cloud, Linux
The CORD Project recently became an independent project hosted by The Linux Foundation. CORD (TM) (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which began as a use case of ONOS®, brings NFV, SDN, and commodity clouds to the telco central office and aims to give telco service providers the same level of agility that cloud providers have to rapidly create new services.

New story! Wine 1.9.15 Has Patches for Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne and Kings Quest 8

Wine 1.9.15 has been made available for download for GNU/Linux users who want to run various Windows games and applications on their favorite distributions, along with Wine-Staging 1.9.15.

New story! Google's tips and tricks guide for Android users

Also in today's open source roundup: A first look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, and ways you can run Windows applications on a Linux computer.

New story! How to send sound through Bluetooth on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 3:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Arch; Story Type: News Story
Bluetooth headsets and speakers are now more popular than ever before, but getting them to work under Linux isn't always very clear. With all that is going on in the Linux sound systems world, it is easy to get lost and even give up. Most of the time, the problem with these devices is that your system can see them, but for some reason it can't establish a connection. Here is a quick and simple guide on how to get through this problem. I have tested the following on Arch, but it should work on every other distribution as well.

New story! Disobedience Has Its Award

Civil disobedience gets its due with the creation of a special award that was announced at last week's Forbidden Research symposium at MIT.

New story! Organizing openly for the public good

The open organization community at Opensource.com welcomed the second half of 2016 with a Twitter chat discussing "open organizations and non-profits." Voices old and new participated, and our chat was (as always) compelling. Read the recap below as you prepare for the next #OpenOrgChat. read more

New story! Explo-Xen! Bunker buster bug breaks out guests from hypervisor

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Explo-Xen ... it rhymes with explosion Code dive A super-bug in the Xen hypervisor may allow privileged code running in guests to escape to the underlying host.…

New story! LINUX DASH (Widgets Based) - Light Weight System Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jul 27, 2016 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Linux Dash is really light Weight real time web based performance monitoring tool for Linux Desktop & servers. It provides simple and powerful GUI with widgets. We can rearrange the Widgets as per our convenient, also you can do like drag and drop. Linux Dash will show server statistics such as CPU, RAM, Disk, Network & installed applications.

New story! Another Linux Terminal App Guake

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 27, 2016 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Linux users have a lot of terminal emulators to choose. Recently I mentioned one terminal app i.e. Terminator. Here is another one of the most interesting Quake-style drop-down terminal named Guake. It is a terminal app for GNOME which can be used quickly using shortcut keys. ?

New story! The largest community FOSS conference you never heard of: OpenWest

Tucked into a corner of the Salt Lake Valley among the Rocky Mountains hides the largest community-organized free/open source technology conference you've never heard of. Weighing in at an impressive 1500 attendees, OpenWest is perhaps the third largest conference of its type in the United States, coming in behind SCaLE and LinuxFest Northwest. read more

New story! Install YetiForce CRM on Ubuntu 16.04

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jul 27, 2016 7:17 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this article, we will explain how to install YetiForce CRM on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx.

New story! Why you should avoid vanity metrics and measure what matters

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 6:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Metrics. Measures. How high? How low? How fast? How slow? Ever since the dawn of humankind, we've had an innate and insatiable desire to measure and compare. We started with the Egyptian cubit and the Mediterranean traders' grain in the 3rd millennium BC. Today we have clicks per second, likes, app downloads, stars, and a zillion other ways to measure what we do. read more

New story! Compact, rugged, Linux-friendly Skylake module is loaded with I/O

Axiomtek’s “CEM501” COM Express module runs Linux on Skylake CPUs, and offers triple display operation plus numerous SATA, USB, LAN, and PCIe interfaces. While we’re waiting for Intel’s 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Core processors to arrive — they began shipping to manufacturers last week and received support in this week’s new Linux Kernel 4.7 — […]

New story! Perl tricks for system administrators

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 4:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Did you know that Perl is a great programming language for system administrators? Perl is platform-independent so you can do things on different operating systems without rewriting your scripts. Scripting in Perl is quick and easy, and its portability makes your scripts amazingly useful. Here are a few examples, just to get your creative juices flowing! read more

New story! ura and the Challenges of Open Source Design

  • My Linux Rig; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on Jul 27, 2016 3:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
An interview with Elio Qoshi of ura, a design studio dedicated to improving design in free and open source projects. In this interview, Elio talks about why design is an essential, and frequently overlooked, part of the free software movement.

New story! Tutorial shows how to create a cheap, DIY IoT cloud platform

RTL has published a tutorial about creating a secure IoT platform based on its free “SharkSSL-lite” software, plus ARM mbed-enabled SBCs and a low cost VPS. Real Time Logic (RTL), which is known for its BarracudaDrive remote file manager and lightweight, embeddable Mako Server webserver, has released a set of instructions and videos for how […]

New story! Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Launches Today with Biometric Authentication for Meizu PRO 5

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 27, 2016 1:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical will unveil the 12th Over-the-Air (OTA) software update for its Ubuntu mobile operating system for supported Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices.

New story! Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 12:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. … Continue reading

New story! Dale Raby: How do you Fedora?

We recently interviewed Dale Raby on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

New story! How to Install Pure-FTPd with TLS and virtual users on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2016 10:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, SUSE
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure pure-ftpd on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1. I will show you how to set-up pure-ftpd with TLS/SSL and then set-up virtual-users.

New story! Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 26, 2016 9:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0.

New story! Korora 23 - is it an alternative to Linux Mint?

Cinnamon is a desktop environment that is widely promoted by the Linux Mint team. Linux Mint Cinnamon is their flagship distribution. In its turn, Linux Mint is a leader in the world of Linux distributions, especially for the newbie-oriented part of it. Unfortunately, the recent release of Linux Mint 18 made things worse, and many Linux bloggers wrote about this.

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