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New story! Facebook Live Magic Button

Facebook Live is simple to broadcast from a mobile device. Simply click"go live", and you're broadcasting on your timeline. Unfortunately, if you want to use a desktop computer with a webcam or remote IP camera, the process is a little more complicated.

New story! How to Create a Tar File in Linux

  • Linux Quick Tips; By Abhishek (Posted by abhishekpc on Feb 25, 2018 4:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This small tip will show you how to create a tar file from various files or directory.

New story! Chromebooks and Crostini: Containers For Chrome OS By Google I/O?

  • chrome unboxed; By Gabriel Brangers (Posted by bob on Feb 25, 2018 1:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
For those of you not familiar with Crouton, it is the method in which you can install and run a Linux environment on a Chrome OS device. It is used by many developers as well as tinkerers who wish to be able to run applications on their Chromebooks that would otherwise be impossible inside the Chrome OS framework.

New story! Three essential tools for the GNU/Linux Photographer

  •; By Mike Turcotte (Posted by bob on Feb 25, 2018 10:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
there are some pretty awesome tools available for free to GNU/Linux users I thought I might share. With the three together, I’ve got basically everything I have needed.

New story! AMD unveils 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000, boasting twice the performance of R-Series

AMD announced its Linux-ready Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoCs with up to 4x cores and 3.6 TFLOPS, designed for mid-range embedded devices, plus an up to 16-core, Xeon-like Epyc Embedded 3000 for embedded servers. A few weeks after information leaked about several new boards based on AMD’s new Ryzen Embedded V1000, AMD formally introduced the new […]

New story! Canonical Releases Major Kernel Security Update for Ubuntu 14.04 to Fix 26 Flaws

Canonical released today a major kernel security update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series, addressing more than 20 vulnerabilities and other issues.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Documentary Series on Women in Tech to Premiere Next Month, Fake Linux News & More

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Feb 25, 2018 2:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in open source and Linux news: an exciting documentary series by open source communications veteran Jennifer Cloer to premiere in March, Steven J Vaughan-Nichols is fed up with fake Linux vulnerability story, and more!

New story! Mycroft AI on Plasma

Did you know you can install an AI personal assistant on your Plasma desktop? Mycroft is running through the last 24 hours of the crowdfunding campaign for its Mark II assistant. The machine looks awesome and offers similar functionality to other proprietary alternatives, but with none of the spying and leaking of personal data.

New story! Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Daily Builds Now Fuelled by Linux Kernel 4.15

As of today, the current daily builds of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system are powered by the latest stable Linux 4.15 kernel series.

New story! Non-Linux FOSS: Tales of Maj'Eyal

I love gaming, but I have two main problems with being a gamer. First, I'm terrible at video games. Really. Second, I don't have the time to invest in order to increase my skills. So for me, a game that is easy to get started with while also providing an extensive gaming experience is key. It's also fairly rare.

New story! Plasma Mobile Could Give Life to a Mobile Linux Experience

a pure Linux on mobile experience doesn’t exist. Or does it? You may have heard of the Purism Librem 5...

New story! 3 reasons to say 'no' in DevOps

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2018 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DevOps, it has often been pointed out, is a culture that emphasizes mutual respect, cooperation, continual improvement, and aligning responsibility with authority. Instead of saying no, it may be helpful to take a hint from improv comedy and say, "Yes, and..." or "Yes, but...". This opens the request from the binary nature of "yes" and "no" toward having a nuanced discussion around priority, capacity, and responsibility. However, sometimes you have no choice but to give a hard "no." These should be rare and exceptional, but they will occur. read more

New story! What will OpenStack "S" Be Named?

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 24, 2018 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
From the "Name That Cloud" files:

New story! To capture more of the desktop market, Linux needs to target the average user

Part of the reason the Linux desktop market share hasn't risen is because the marketing targets the wrong users and ignores that Linux is actually easy to use.

New story! Top 5: Perl hashes and arrays, landing a Linux day job, and more

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2018 10:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's top 5, we take a look at Perl, wikis, what the Grateful Dead has to do with Creative Commons, and more. read more

New story! Ubuntu Linux and Bash as a Windows Program!

An Ubuntu Bash shell as a Windows app? Fantastic! Here's how to proceed.

New story! Docker has a business plan headache

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2018 6:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Docker is the container technology of choice, but that doesn't translate into Docker the successful business. Whatever Docker the business' future, Docker the technology is both open source and a standard. Docker could close up shop today, and you'd still be using Docker containers tomorrow.

New story! Mycroft Widget, Atos and Red Hat's New Cloud Container Solution, npm Bug and More

News updates for February 23, 2018.

New story! Overview Of tcpdump With Examples

You can view information about traffic coming and going from a given network interface using tcpdump. This diagnostic tool allows you to see packet information, that is where incoming packets come from and where outgoing packets are heading to on an interface, with some extra information. You can even save the output to a file to inspect later on. This article will demonstrate the simple examples of tcpdump.

New story! Linux command history: Choosing what to remember and how

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Feb 24, 2018 12:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Linux command history is not just about repeating commands. You can selectively decide what to remember and whether to record the date and time your commands were used.

New story! Spectre and Meltdown Mitigations Now Available for FreeBSD and OpenBSD Systems

More than a month since their public discloser the nasty Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerability have now been fixed for various BSD operating systems including FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

New story! IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History

Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.

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.

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