New story! SUNY math professor makes the case for free and open educational resources

  •; By Don Watkins (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2018 7:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
The open educational resources (OER) movement has been gaining momentum over the past few years, as educators—from kindergarten classes to graduate schools—turn to free and open source educational content to counter the high cost of textbooks.

New story! Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files

FFMPEG is a powerful command-line tool for manipulating your media files. Here are some of the FFMPEG commands you should know for managing your audio and video files.

New story! Show-stopping bug appears in npm Node.js package manager

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2018 4:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Developer
A new release of the JavaScript and Node.js package manager, npm, fatally changes file permissions. While that's been fixed, the entire messy process revealed more fundamental problems. Are you a developer who uses npm as the package manager for your JavaScript or Node.js code? If so, do not -- I repeat do not -- upgrade to npm 5.7.0. Nothing good can come of it.

New story! Get started with IoT: How to build a DIY Blynk Board

This tutorial is for those with some DIY hardware experience, though advanced beginners may find it a fun challenge. Also, experienced users might find it fun to set this up for beginners to learn from.

New story! Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Django is the top Python web development framework and for good reason. It's powerful, flexible, and doesn't get in the way of developers. It also scales incredibly well, powering sites like Instagram.

New story! Unlucky Linux boxes trampled by NPM code update, patch zapped

Devs stumble into pre-release beta by using command they didn't understand NPM – the biz behind the Node.js package management software used to wrangle JavaScript code and various related frameworks – on Thursday undid a code update less than 24 hours after it was issued because the software was messing with Linux file permissions.…

New story! Tackling the most important issue in a DevOps transformation

  •; By Mike Bursell (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2018 11:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
You've been appointed the DevOps champion in your organisation: congratulations. So, what's the most important issue that you need to address? It's the technology—tools and the toolchain—right? Everybody knows that unless you get the right tools for the job, you're never going to make things work.

New story! Iridium Browser: A Browser for the Privacy Conscious

Iridium is a web browser based on Chromium project. It has been customized to not share your data and thus keeping your privacy intact.

New story! How to Install NEOS CMS on CentOS 7

Neos is a free and open source content management system written in PHP and uses its own framework flow. Neos CMS provides a customizable, extensible and easy to use web interface to edit web content easily.

New story! 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for February

COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can offer these projects outside the Fedora set of packages. Software in COPR isn’t supported by Fedora infrastructure or signed by the project. However, it can be a neat way to try new or experimental software.

New story! Linux Means Business – Best Free Business Apps

The best business applications help an organization to improve how they run their operations, minimize costs, and improve workplace productivity. Sometimes business applications are thought to relate to office software suites which offer word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email applications. While office suites are very common, business applications extend far further afield.

New story! You Can Now Turn Your Old Moto G2 "Titan" Phone Into an Ubuntu Phone, Here's How

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 23, 2018 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
If you still have a Moto G Gen 2 (a.k.a Moto G 2014) around, it looks like you can install the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS from UBports on it, thanks to an effort by an XDA community member.

New story! RIP, Swype: Thanks for all the sor--speec--speedy texting

Pioneering gesture keyboard given bullet by owner Nuance. One of the best-loved mobile apps of the past decade, Swype, has been given the bullet. Parent company Nuance confirmed it will no longer develop the letter-tracing keyboard, which will disappear from the Apple and Google app stores.

New story! Red Hat introduces updated decision management platform

Business process management doesn't have to be a pain with the right platform. If you too find the nuts and bolts of business processing management a nightmare, you'll want to check out Red Hat's latest program: Red Hat Decision Manager 7.

New story! Quad-Ethernet SBC and controller tap new Renesas RZ/N1D SoC

Emtrion’s Linux-ready “SBC-RZN1D” SBC, which will soon power a “Flex2COM” controller, features a Renesas dual-core -A7 RZ/N1D SoC and 4x LAN ports, and is designed for multi-protocol fieldbus communications.

New story! 3 warning flags of DevOps metrics

  •; By Gordon Haff (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2018 1:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Metrics. Measurements. Data. Monitoring. Alerting. These are all big topics for DevOps and for cloud-native infrastructure and application development more broadly. In fact, acm Queue, a magazine published by the Association of Computing Machinery, recently devoted an entire issue to the topic.

New story! Mozilla v FCC: Mozilla Re-files Suit Against FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

This morning, the Federal Communications Commission officially published its order overturning net neutrality rules in the Federal Register. That is why today, immediately after the order was published, Mozilla re-filed our suit challenging the FCC net neutrality order. We won’t waste a minute in our fight to protect net neutrality because it’s our mission to ensure the internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all.

New story! Opera Says Its Next Opera Release Will Have the Fastest Ad Blocker on the Block

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 22, 2018 11:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Opera Software promoted today its upcoming Opera 52 web browser to the beta channel claiming that it has the faster ad blocker on the market compared to previous Opera release and Google Chrome.

New story! Hackers are selling legitimate code-signing certificates to evade malware detection

Security researchers have found that hackers are using code-signing certificates more to make it easier to bypass security appliances and infect their victims.

New story! 12 bad enterprise security habits to break

  •; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on Feb 22, 2018 8:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Fix these bad practices before they become big problems in 2018

New story! How to Install VMWare Tools on an Ubuntu Virtual Machine

In this article I will show you how to install VMware Tools on an Ubuntu Virtual Machine. I am using Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark for the demo. But it should work on other version of Ubuntu as well. VMWare Tools allows you to improve performance of your virtual machines, including graphics performance, easier file sharing with host systems, improved time synchronization of the VM, and better cursor handling with the mouse integration. This will be a simple process, let's get started.

New story! Linux LAN Routing for Beginners: Part 1

  •; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2018 6:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Carla Schroder offers an overview of hardware and operating systems, plus IPv4 addressing basics, in this tutorial.

New story! Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More

News briefs for February 22, 2018.

Net Neutrality rules will officially die April 23. You can read the full order here. A new fight is about to begin.

New story! Installing Solyd XK Linux : Cooking With Linux

VIDEO: It's time for some more "Cooking With Linux" without a net, meaning the video you are about to watch was recorded live. Today, I'm going to install a new Linux distribution (new to me, anyhow) called Solyd XK. There are two versions of this distribution; one is based on KDE and the other XFCE, the latter being the one I am testing out today. In case you haven't heard of Solyd XK, it's a distribution inspired by straight Debian (as opposed to Ubuntu) and LinuxMint. So, come join me for some lunchtime "Cooking With Linux".

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

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2018 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you are into network administration, and your work involves working on the Linux command line, there are several network-related command line tools that you should be aware of. On such tool is hostname, which you can use to display or set system's host name.

New story! Taking Python to the Next Level

A brief intro to simulating quantum systems with QuTiP.

New story! Linux crontab – Automate System Tasks

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Feb 22, 2018 12:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
We’ll show you, how to use Linux crontab. In few asimple steps we will explain, how to automate your system tasks using crontab in Linux. The cron software utility is a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like operating systems...

New story! How to configure an Apache web server

I have hosted my own websites for many years now. Since switching from OS/2 to Linux more than 20 years ago, I have used Apache as my server software. Apache is solid, well-known, and quite easy to configure for a basic installation. It is not really that much more difficult to configure for a more complex setup, such as multiple websites. read more

New story! Canonical Outs New Ubuntu Kernel Update with Compiler-Based Retpoline Mitigation

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 22, 2018 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical released new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases to address several security issues, as well as to provide compiler-based Retpoline kernel mitigation for Spectre Variant 2 on the amd64 and i386 architectures.

New story! AT&T Brings Akraino Networking Project to Edge of the Linux Foundation

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 22, 2018 9:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Yet another networking effort from AT&T comes to the Linux Foundation, this time it's all about Edge cloud infrastructure.

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