New story! 5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators

The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.

New story! 4 Common Open Source License Compliance Failures and How to Avoid Them

  • Linux.com; By Ibrahim Haddad (Posted by bob on Jan 22, 2017 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Companies or organizations that don’t have a strong open source compliance program often suffer from errors and limitations in processes throughout the software development cycle that can lead to open source compliance failures.

New story! Appreciating how far Linux gaming has actually come in the past few years

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jan 22, 2017 6:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Games
During the livestream I did last night I had one of those moments where you fully appreciate how far Linux gaming has come.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.9.5 Released with Updated Radeon Drivers, KVM and PPC Fixes

A new maintenance update of the Linux 4.9 kernel series was announced today by renowned Linux kernel maintainer and developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, versioned 4.9.5.

New story! Top 5: Shell scripting, the Cinnamon Linux desktop environment, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight how to get started with shell scripting, open leadership, the Cinnamon Linux desktop environment, contributing to the Mozilla project, and writing web apps with R using Shiny.

New story! Snapdragon 410E SBC offers long lifecycle support at $85

Inforce Computing has released a more affordable and slightly less feature rich version of its commercial-oriented, circa-2015 Inforce 6309 SBC. Like the Inforce 6309, the new Inforce 6309L has the same 85 x 54mm footprint and much the same feature set as Arrow’s Qualcomm-backed, community-backed DragonBoard 410c SBC.

New story! 2017s best Linux laptop: The latest Dell XPS 13

Dell continues to build the best out-of-the-box Linux and open-source laptops. Check out the latest Dell XPS 13 developer edition and you'll see what I mean.

New story! Important CentOS 7 Linux Kernel Security Patch Released, 3 Vulnerabilities Fixed

CentOS developer and maintainer Johnny Hughes is announcing the availability of a new, important Linux kernel security update for the CentOS 7 series of operating systems.

New story! The new Raspberry Pi Compute Module, FSF's 2017 priorities, and more open source news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the new Raspberry Pi compute module, the FSF's 2017 priorities, a new open data portal, and more. Open source news roundup for January 8-21, 2017 read more

New story! It's 'Best Linux Distro' Time Again

Who's going to get bragging rights this year? Last year it was Arch. The year before it was Ubuntu. Call out the troops and get bragging rights by making your favorite our "Best Linux Distro."

New story! Useful Tips to Make Gedit an Even Better Text Editor

  • Make Tech Easier; By Himanshu Arora (Posted by damien on Jan 21, 2017 3:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
The Gedit text editor is simple to use but can become very powerful with the use of plugins. Here are some useful tips to make Gedit a better text editor.

New story! Raspberry Pi imitator has GbE, 2GB RAM, and 4K video

Asus has launched a RPi-like “Tinker Board” that runs Debian and Kodi on a quad-core 1.8GHz -A17 RK3288, and offers 2GB RAM, GbE, 4K video, and 40-pin GPIO. The rumored Asus Tinker Board is finally for sale at Farnell in the UK, with a footprint, layout, and features that are very close to that of […]

New story! Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2.

New story! Reminder: Microsoft to no longer update original Windows 10 release after March 26

The first release of Windows 10, known as 1507, is the version that Microsoft will no longer update after March 26, 2017. The other two versions of the product in market -- the November update (1511) from November 2015 and the Anniversary Update (1607) -- will continue to get regular security and feature fixes and updates.

New story! Your Computer's Clipboard is a Security Problem - Fix it in Linux With xsel and cron

Any program you run can read your clipboard, and its contents linger until another copy event or a reboot. Modern browsers enable multiple ways for malicious websites to read the clipboard contents (or add items in), so eliminate the worry by using a script with cron that auto-clears your clipboard regularly.

New story! How to Keep Hackers out of Your Linux Machine Part 1: Top Two Security Tips

There is nothing a hacker likes more than a tasty Linux machine available on the Internet. In my recent Linux Foundation webinar I shared tactics, tools, and methods hackers use to invade your space.

New story! 5 Linux Desktop Environments on the Rise for 2017

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jan 21, 2017 3:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
With each passing year, the Linux desktop ecosystem shifts and morphs from one darling to the next. Although it’s sometimes challenging to tell, from month to month, which desktop will reign as the fan favorite, there are always signs that a particular desktop is going to rise in market share. Three trends I always examine are evolution, usability, and modernity. I prefer my desktops to have evolved along with the needs of current trends and users, to be easily used, and have a modern design aesthetic. Bonus points are generally awarded for a high range of flexibility.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Linux & Open Source Vulnerabilities in 2017

This week in open source news, a study from Black Duck suggests the potential for open source malware is set to skyrocket in 2017, longtime undetected Mac malware exposed, and more! Read our digest for the recent stories you need to hear:

New story! Linux-based IoT gateway certified for Azure

Finland-based IonSign has begun shipping an IoT gateway billed as a “complete industrial grade production unit for data collection and edge computing.” The Debian Linux based Gluon GMU491 Cloud Gateway is designed for collecting sensor, meter, fieldbus, or automation system data and packaging it for direct delivery to commercial cloud platforms.

New story! Vinux 5.1 released

Vinux is distribution which mainly focus on blind and partially sighted people. Vinux is based on Ubuntu. Latest version of Vinux is 5.1 and it is based on Ubuntu 14.05.5 which is Long Term Support. Vinux uses Unity, Gnome or MATE as desktop environment. New release includes lots of updated packages and other fixes.

New story! How to Install Elastic Stack on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2017 10:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure Elastic Stack on a CentOS 7 server for monitoring server logs. Then I'll show you how to install 'Elastic beats' on a CentOS 7 and a Ubuntu 16 client operating system.

New story! vmstat – A Standard Nifty Tool to Report Virtual Memory Statistics

vmstat is a standard nifty tool that reports virtual memory statistics of Linux system.

New story! Keeping Linux devices secure with rigorous long-term maintenance

In this ELCE talk, Jan Lübbe of Pengutronix reveals how syncing with upstream projects can keep Linux devices secure and functional for 10 years and beyond. The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded […]

New story! 5 ways to expand your project's contributor base

So many free and open source software projects were started to solve a problem, and people began to contribute to them because they too wanted a fix to what they encountered. End users of the project find it useful for their needs, and the project grows. And that shared purpose and focus attracts people to a project's community. Like anything with a lifespan, growth is both a sign of and the source of a project's viability. So how do project leads and maintainers encourage the growth of the contributor base? Here are five ways. read more

New story! Serverless Computing Is the Stack Reimagined

  • Linux.com; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2017 5:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Alan Ho's presentation at Node.js Interactive centered on serverless -- a technology he has been working on since he founded InstaOps (acquired by Apigee, which was then acquired by Google) a few years ago. What is Serverless? In Ho's own words, "Serverless computing is the code execution model that the cloud provider abstracts the complexity of managing individual servers." This basically means the provider worries about the servers. You just run your code on them.

New story! How to Use Logrotate to Manage Logs on Ubuntu

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jan 20, 2017 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Logrotate is a tool used by the system administrators to ease the management of large log files generated by the system services.

New story! Digital Citizens, Let's Talk About Internet Health

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2017 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Today, Mozilla is launching the prototype version of the Internet Health Report. With this open-source research project, we want to start a conversation with you, citizens of the Internet, about what is healthy, unhealthy, and what lies ahead for the … Read more

New story! openSUSE Package Management Cheat Sheet

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2017 2:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Debian/Ubuntu have long been my primary Linux distributions, although like all good Linux users I have used Fedora, CentOS, Gentoo, Red Hat, Slackware, Arch Linux, Mageia, and other Linux distributions because why not? It is a feast of riches and the best playground there is.

New story! Show Geotagged Photos on OpenStreetMap

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Jan 20, 2017 1:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Want to show on the map the place where you took a specific photo? Provided that the photo is geotagged, a simple Bash shell function will do the job.

New story! Docker 1.13 Prunes Containers, Improves Security

The Docker 1.13 release introduces multiple new commands including prune and squash, which can help containers to use disk space more efficiently.

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