New story! Download Video From The Command Line With Youtube-dl

People have wanted to download videos from YouTube since the very beginning. Several methods have worked over the years, but youtube-dl provides the most direct and reliable approach. Youtube-dl is a Python script that pulls videos straight from YouTube and can format them on your computer. It can also separate audio or subtitles from videos.

New story! Mozilla Thimble Gets a Makeover

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on May 24, 2017 1:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
We’re introducing major upgrades for our educational, browser-based code editor. Learning to code—from getting the hang of HTML tags to mastering the nuances of JavaScript—shouldn’t be a challenge.

New story! Why productivity shouldn't be the key measure of agile transformation

  • (Posted by bob on May 24, 2017 12:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As a principal agile coach, my focus is to energize and inspire developers to adopt and follow through on the agile frameworks across our teams. Initially, I failed, as I didn't really understand the mindset of teams that have been working in an open source ecosystem. My assumption was that since agile and open source values align so closely, the barrier for adopting agile frameworks would be low and our people would take to it like fish to water. read more

New story! Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai Are Out Now on Linux and SteamOS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 23, 2017 11:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
As expected, Feral Interactive today announced the availability of the Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai games on Linux and SteamOS platforms.

New story! Cloud migrations: Pharma CIO shares best practices, pitfalls

  •; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on May 23, 2017 10:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Q&A with Nathan McBride, CIO of Amag Pharmaceuticals, on his cloud migration.

New story! Chef expands its cloud and container menu

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 8:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Chef, the popular DevOps company, has expanded its Chef Automate program to handle cloud-native and container-first server environments.

New story! Three Portable Ways To Connect Ubuntu To Internet

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 23, 2017 7:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
?Most of you have probably used a dial-up connection or wired connection to access the resources available on the World Wide Web. But what if you’d just bought a new desktop or laptop and you don’t have the resources (router, modem, etc) to connect to the Internet. I’ll cover the three possible methods you could remedy that along with pros + cons and take note when I say portable you should get the humor because desktops just don’t blend in :P

New story! RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 Android OS Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs

After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.

New story! Open source LimeNET SDR computers run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core

Lime Micro has launched three open source “LimeNET” SDR systems that run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core CPUs, including one with a new LimeSDR QPCIe board. Lime Microsystems has gone to Crowd Supply to launch three fully open source LimeNET computers for software defined radio (SDR) applications. The systems run Ubuntu “Snappy” Core Linux on […]

New story! The Family Dashboard

I've written a little about PHP before, because I think it's a great utility language for writing quick things you need to do. Plus, it allows you to use a web browser as your interface, and everyone has a web browser. That makes it very convenient for my family, because I can make simple web interfaces for the various things I normally have to do from the command line.

New story! How to say "no" for the sake of your customers

  • (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 2:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When you're working in an organization where statements like "Good ideas can come from anyone" and "Experiment! We learn more from our mistakes than our successes!" are commonplace, does saying "no" create a contradiction that impedes adaptability and inclusivity? The answer depends on how you say "no" and the things you say "no" to. read more

New story! Calibre A Free And Open Source Ebook Management System For Linux

Having ebooks is really a good thing. It can be read anywhere, you get free from the hassle of storage and many more benefits. But it creates a problem when you got an enormous number of ebooks also in various formats. You will have the problem of searching perfect ebook you want to read at a time, you have to maintain various kind of software for every format and much more.

New story! Linux Uniq Command Tutorial for Beginners (10 examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The uniq command reports or even deletes repeated lines in a file. In this article, we will discuss uniq through easy to understand examples.

New story! An introduction to Libral, a systems management library for Linux

  • (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 11:02 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Linux, in keeping with Unix traditions, doesn't have a comprehensive systems management API. Instead, management is done through a variety of special-purpose tools and APIs, all with their own conventions and idiosyncrasies. That makes scripting even simple systems-management tasks difficult and brittle. read more

New story! SteamOS Now Based on Debian 8.8 with Linux 4.11, Uses Mesa Instead of AMDGPU-PRO

After a long wait, Valve pushed earlier a new update of its Debian-based SteamOS gaming operating system to the brewmaster_beta channel with some major improvements.

New story! Improved high DPI display support in the pipeline

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 8:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Support for high DPI monitors has been included in Fedora Workstation for some time now. If you use a monitor with a high enough DPI, Fedora Workstation automatically scales all the elements of the Desktop to a 2:1 ratio, and... Continue Reading →

New story! Supreme Court makes it much harder for patent trolls to sue in East Texas

In a unanimous decision, the justices held that the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which handles all patent appeals, has been using the wrong standard to decide where a patent lawsuit can be brought. Today's Supreme Court ruling in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods enforces a more strict standard for where cases can be filed. It overturns a looser rule that the Federal Circuit has used since 1990.

New story! The eternal battle for OpenStack's soul will conclude in three years. Again

  • The Register; By Michael Coté (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 6:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
After six years as a formal project, OpenStack has survived numerous raids and famines and now finds itself in a not-too-weird space of being boring, on-premises infrastructure. That is, “boring” in the good way of focusing on what users want and fixing existing problems, only chasing shiny objects - cough, PaaS, cough, containers, cough, orchestration - as much as needed.…

New story! Apollo Lake COM Express module has onboard microSD and eMMC

TThe COM Express Compact Type 6 “MSC C6C-AL” taps Intel’s Apollo Lake with up to 16GB DDR3L, microSD and optional eMMC, and support for 5x PCIe slots. MSC Technologies continues to round out its line of Intel “Apollo Lake” computer-on-modules with a 95 x95mm COM Express Compact Type 6 MSC C6C-AL.

New story! Supreme Court Curtails Patent Case

The Supreme Court issued an opinion today that restricts the ability of patent owners to choose the court in which they bring an infringement suit. That means life just got harder for patent trolls.

New story! Linux Kernels 4.9.29, 4.4.69 and 3.18.54 Released Networking Changes, Many Fixes

After announcing the release of the Linux 4.11.2 and Linux 4.10.17 kernels, the latter marking the end of life for the Linux 4.10 series, Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the availability of Linux kernels 4.9.29, 4.4.69 and 3.18.54.

New story! Nextcloud 12: The bigger, better, in-house small business cloud

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 1:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Nextcloud gives even the smallest businesses a private cloud to call their own.

New story! Cumulus Weather App for Linux Desktop

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 22, 2017 11:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Once upon a time, there used to be a very popular app called Stormcloud. And then it was no more. With the developer citing a range of issues including issues with the Yahoo API being used and the lack of time on the part of the developer. Some folks in the Linux community tried resurrecting it by creating a fork called Typhoon. And unfortunately, once again, that did not last for a long time. Now another developer by name Daryl Bennett with the aid of the original developer of Stormcloud has resurrected the app, and now it is called Cumulus.

New story! Five steps to excellent documentation

  • (Posted by bob on May 22, 2017 10:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ben Hall from Katacoda and Ocelot Uproar gave an awesome talk at OSCON 2017 about another topic near and dear to my heart: documentation! This is a summary of his presentation. The journey to documentation begins before you think it does, on the very first page of your site. Users look at your website or GitHub—and often the examples and demos you post there—before they read any of your guides. read more

New story! Pioneer Kodi plug-in unplugs

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 22, 2017 9:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Too risky, too spammy, too smutty, say devs Developers of the popular Kodi plug-in Navi-X have pulled the plug on further development, citing the "current legal climate" around its work.…

New story! How to Enable SSL and Remote Connections for MySQL on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 22, 2017 8:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you step by step to configure MySQL securely for remote connections with SSL. MySQL is an open source relational database system that works on many Operating Systems including Windows, Linux, MacOS and FreeBSD. It is probably the most popular OpenSource RDBMS and a central component of the LAMP and LEMP Stacks.

New story! LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 22, 2017 6:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Over the years, Lubuntu and Xubuntu have been two popular flavors that have provided an alternative to a lot of folks who have preferred something other than vanilla Ubuntu with the Unity desktop. Lubuntu and Xubuntu have been the choice of Linux enthusiasts and users who would rather have a lean or lightweight Linux distro or one that will provide the best performance on an old desktop or laptop. But how do these two distros compare, which one would I recommend and why? Let’s read along as I weigh the strengths and weaknesses of these two awesome Ubuntu flavors.

New story! Squeeze Pi: Adventures in home audio

  • (Posted by bob on May 22, 2017 5:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I've been a fan of the Squeezebox ever since I acquired Logitech's now-obsolete Squeezebox Touch, which my family is still using. read more

New story! Nextcloud 12 Officially Released, Adds New Architecture for Massive Scalability

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 22, 2017 4:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Nextcloud announced the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements.

New story! DSH – Run/Execute Shell Commands On Multiple Linux Servers At Once

DSH stands for Dancer’s Shell or Distributed Shell, It allows users to run shell commands on multiple Linux servers at once.

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