New story! How to Install and Configure GitLab CE on CentOS 7

GitLab is an open source repository manager based on Rails developed by GitLab Inc. It is a web-based git repository manager that allows your team collaborate on coding, testing and deploying applications. In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to install GitLab CE (Community Edition) on CentOS 7 Server.

New story! BeagleBone based 3D printer focuses on ease of use

The “Voladd 3D Printer” features a Linux-driven BeagleBone that connects to a cloud-based sharing site, plus a unique cartridge and cooling system. San Sebastián, Spain based Voladd has won Kickstarter funding for a Voladd 3D printer that runs Debian Linux on a BeagleBone Black SBC. Like several other Linux-based printers we’ve seen (see farther below) […]

New story! Update Tickets from the Command Line

I'm going to talk about a basic bash script I whipped up in a few minutes that can add a comment to a Jira ticket. Although my examples specifically are for use with the Jira ticketing system, you can adapt the same kind of idea to any ticketing system that allows you to interact with it via a web-based API.

New story! Blockchains: How They Work and Why They’ll Change the World

  • IEEE Spectrum; By Morgen E. Peck (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 3:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews, Tutorial
eight years after the first blockchain was built, people are trying to apply it to procedures and processes beyond merely the moving of money with varying degrees of success. In effect, they’re asking, What other agreements can a blockchain automate? What other middlemen can blockchain technology retire?

New story! Crowdsourcing the way to a more flexible strategic plan

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 1:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When I became CIO at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015, I confronted the same mandate every new IT leader faces when assuming the role: outlining, developing, and executing a strategic plan. The pressure to do this swiftly and immediately can be immense—and I think many CIOs feel compelled to articulate and hand down fully formed plans on Day 1. After all, that's typically the quickest way to assert your position and vision as a leader. But I like to take a different approach. I don't dictate my team's initial goals. I open them up. read more

New story! Let's dig into how open source could KO the Silicon Valley chat silos

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 12:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Open Xchange boss maps out IMAP scheme Interview There's never been a better opportunity for the world to start untangling itself from the giant Silicon Valley data harvesters than now. Last week, we revealed a plan to embed open-source chat into three quarters of the world's IMAP servers.…

New story! How to install Node.js and npm on CentOS 7

n this guide, we will show you how to install Node.js and npm on a CentOS 7. Node.js is an open source JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine and can be used to build different types of server-side applications. npm is a package manager for JavaScript, with hundreds of thousands of packages it is the world’s largest software registry.

New story! How to run DOS programs in Linux

The classic DOS operating system supported a lot of great applications: word processors, spreadsheets, games, and other programs. Just because an application is old doesn't mean it's no longer useful. read more

New story! How to: Upgrade Ubuntu 17.04 to Ubuntu 17.10

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 19, 2017 8:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) was released today as Ubuntu's latest and greatest release, but it's coming with a different desktop environment by default, so we've prepared a quick and straightforward tutorial on how to upgrade from Ubuntu 17.04.

New story! Rugged, Linux-driven HMI touch panel has built-in 4G

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 6:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
MYIR has launched a $239, HMI touch panel with a 7-inch resistive screen that runs Linux on a TI AM335x, and offers -10 to 70°C support and a 4G LTE module. MYIR’s Linux-based “MY-EVC5100S-HMI” touch-panel computer is designed for HMI systems in industrial control, manufacturing, vending, food and beverage, automation, and utilities applications. MYIR has […]

New story! Beelink S1 Mini PC and Linux – Comedy Gold

  •; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Oct 19, 2017 5:33 AM EDT)
The Beelink S1 is a small, silent mini PC released in August 2017 retailing for around 300 dollars (250 euros). It’s produced by Shenzhen AZW Technology Co Ltd, a Chinese company that focuses on Android smart TV boxes, Intel mini PCs, and home cloud TV boxes.

New story! Docker on Docker at DockerCon EU 17

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 19, 2017 4:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
COPENHAGEN — Docker Inc. the company behind the open-source Docker container technology doesn't just build docker, it also uses the same technology to power its own services.

New story! Skylake embedded computer has a thin 1U profile

Advantech has expanded its line of fanless, barebone EPC computers with a 43mm high “EPC-T1232” system based on a Skylake U-series thin Mini-ITX board. In August, Advantech launched its Linux-ready AIMB-232 thin Mini-ITX SBC featuring 6th Gen “Skylake” U-Series CPUs. Now it has followed up with an EPC-T1232 barebone computer based on the SBC, or […]

New story! Samsung to let Linux run on Galaxy smartmobes

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 1:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Even Linux desktops when lodged in DeX dock Samsung has announced it will soon become possible to run Linux on its Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones – and even Linux desktops.…

New story! Adobe patches zero-day vulnerability used to plant gov't spying software

On Monday, researchers from Kaspersky Lab revealed the new, previously unknown vulnerability, which has been actively used in the wild by advanced persistent threat (APT) group BlackOasis. Adobe has patched a zero-day vulnerability used by the BlackOasis APT to plant surveillance software developed by Gamma International.

New story! Ubuntu Drops Unity for GNOME in Artful Aardvark Release

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 18, 2017 11:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Ubuntu
Ever since the Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwal release in 2011, Ubuntu Linux, has had its own desktop environment known as Unity. With the new Ubuntu 17.10 Linux distribution set for general availability on Oct.19, Unity is no more and instead has been replaced the GNOME desktop environment that has long been the default for many of Ubuntu's commercial rivals.

New story! Install a Centralized Log Server with Rsyslog in Debian 9

In Linux, the rsyslog server can be configured to run a central log manager, in a service-client model fashion, and send log messages over the network via TCP or UDP transport protocols or receive logs from network devices, servers, routers, switches or other systems or embedded devices that generate logs.

New story! Kaby Lake Pico-ITX SBC features dual M.2 slots

Aaeon’s “PICO-KBU1” SBC is built on Intel 7th Gen U-series CPUs with up to 16GB DDR4, dual GbE ports, and M.2 B-key and E-Key expansion. The PICO-KBU1 SBC is equipped with Intel’s dual-core, 15W TDP 7th Gen U-series CPUs from the latest Kaby Lake generation.

New story! VirtualBox 5.2 Debuts Officially with Support for Exporting VMs to Oracle Cloud

To everyone's surprise, Oracle announced today the final release of the VirtualBox 5.2 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, Windows, and Solaris.

New story! Do you Need More MegaPixels? - Camera Myth

  •; By Rishabh (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 18, 2017 6:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
We go to extreme lengths to get the phone/camera with the highest Mega-Pixel count. Pay a bigger amount, compromise on other features or even criticize genuine brands for not giving more Mega-Pixels in their Cameras.

New story! Tips to Secure Your Network in the Wake of KRACK

The recent KRACK vulnerability targets the link between your device and the Wi-Fi access point, which is probably a router either in your home, your office, or your favorite cafe. These tips can help improve the security of your connection.

New story! Meet Bill Pollock, founder of No Starch Press

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 18, 2017 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you're a geek, a do-it-yourselfer, a maker, or just plain curious, you need to get your hands on some reading material from No Starch Press, which bills itself as "The Finest in Geek Entertainment." I have used its books as reference materials when teaching students about the Linux operating system and helping them learn to code. read more

New story! Franz Combines all Your Messaging Apps in a Single Application

  • It's FOSS; By Ambarish (Posted by abhishekpc on Oct 18, 2017 2:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Franz is a free to use application that combines different messaging services like WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Telegram, Skype, Slack and other chat applications in one application.

New story! How To Install Sublime Text 3 Stable In Linux

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 18, 2017 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
All the developers out there love Sublime Text. It has been emerging as a great text editor for learners and advanced. It is available on Linux, Mac OS and Windows. Sublime text offers features like macros, recognition of a wide variety of languages, split view etc. The editor can also be customized using different themes. Some of these themes are already popular through Notepad++.

New story! Google Quietly Releases Chrome 62 to Stable Channel for Linux, Mac, and Windows

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 18, 2017 12:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google quietly promoted the Chrome 62 web browser to the stable channel today for desktops, including Mac, GNU/Linux, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

New story! How to create an e-book chapter template in LibreOffice Writer

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 18, 2017 10:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For many people, using a word processor is the fastest, easiest, and most familiar way to write and publish an e-book. But firing up your word processor and typing away isn't enough—you need to follow a format. That's where a template comes in. A template ensures that your book has a consistent look and feel. Luckily, creating a template is quick and easy, and the time and effort you spend on it will give you a better-looking book. read more

New story! Docker Accelerates App Migration to Containers with IBM Partnership

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 18, 2017 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
At the DockerCon EU conference, container vendor outlines successes and launches new partnership with IBM to help organizations move from legacy architectures to the microservices future.

New story! What Are the Hidden Files in my Linux Home Directory For?

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexander Fox (Posted by damien on Oct 18, 2017 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Do you know that your Home directory in your Linux system contains a lot of hidden files and folders? Here are some of the uses of the hidden files in Linux.

New story! Learn how to program in Python by building a simple dice game

Python is an all-purpose programming language that can be used to create desktop applications, 3D graphics, video games, and even websites. It's a great first programming language because it can be easy to learn and it's simpler than complex languages like C, C++, or Java. Even so, Python is powerful and robust enough to create advanced applications, and it's used in just about every industry that uses computers. This makes Python a good language for young and old, with or without any programming experience. read more

New story! Rugged Apollo Lake computer fits into small places

Portwell’s compact “WEBS-13D1” computer offers Apollo Lake options, 4K-ready DP and HDMI, 6x USB, -20 to 60°C support, and shock and vibration resistance. Portwell’s 200 x 150 x 80mm WEBS-13D1 is one of its smaller embedded computers, although it’s not quite as petite as the similarly Apollo Lake driven, 150 x 150 x 60mm WEBS-21D0.

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