New story! Firefox Focus for Android, Torvalds reflects on Linux, and more news

  •; By Joshua Allen Holm (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 1:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Android, Linux
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source seeds, the release of Firefox Focus for Android, and more. Open source news roundup for June 11-24, 2017.

New story! Android 7.1.1 Nougat Is Rolling Out to Sony Xperia X and X Compact Smartphones

After seeding the Android 7.0 (Nougat) software update to Sony Xperia XA, Xperia XA Dual SIM, Xperia XA Ultra, and Xperia XA Ultra Dual SIM models, Sony Mobile is now rolling out the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update to Xperia X and X Compact phones.

New story! How to auto answer Yes or No to Linux-Unix commands.

In this article we will be discussing how we can auto answer Yes or No to Linux-Unix commands to make sysadmins life easier.

New story! Beneath Red Hat's and Oracle's Earnings Reports

A look at what Red Hat is selling to raise its bottom line offers some insight into what's going on in IT these days. Most of the company's income, 88 percent of the total, came from subscriptions revolving around RHEL and its related technologies. Ansible, a DevOps automation engine that's often used with Kubernetes deployments, was big, responsible for six of the quarter's transactions of over $1 million. This included one deal valued at over $5 million -- "our largest deal ever for Ansible," according to Shander.

New story! GNOME 3.26 Improves Control Center's Network, Online Accounts & Printers Panels

Development of the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment continues as planned, and, as we reported earlier this week, the third milestone (GNOME 3.25.3) has been released with various updates and bug fixes across multiple components and apps.

New story! Get Ready for Open Source Summit 2017 in Los Angeles

One of the biggest open source events in the world is right around the corner, and the full schedule has now been announced. The Open Source Summit -- Sept. 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA -- features more than 200 sessions, with additional breakout sessions throughout the day covering technical, leadership, and professional open source tracks.

New story! Fedora Games Spin 25

  •; By Jarret B (Posted by kprojects on Jun 24, 2017 10:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Games
There are many Linux gaming distros. Most of the gaming distros are based off of Debian, but this one is Red Hat. For those people who prefer Red Hat systems over Debian then this gaming system is for you.

New story! This Week in Open Source: Insurance Market & Blockchain, Cloud Foundry is Ubiquitous in the Enterprise & More

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2017 8:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud, Linux
This week in open source, blockchain technology, like that of Hyperledger, is being adopted by the insurance market, Cloud Foundry continues its steady incline of adoption, and more!

New story! Top 5: Getting started with Python, Ansible to manage PostgreSQL, and more

  •; By Ben Cotton (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2017 6:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games, Python
In this week's Top 5, we highlight machine learning, games, DevOps, and more! Using open source tools to play Dungeons and Dragons Joe Kline shares how he uses open source tools to play role-playing games – both in person and online. Create scenarios, develop maps, and do more with tools you know and love.

New story! Linux Lite

Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution that is based on the well known Ubuntu LTS and targeted at Windows users. Its mission is to provide a complete set of applications to support users' everyday computing needs, including a complete office suite, media players and other essential applications.

New story! Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux

pass is a simple command line password manager for Linux which stores password inside of a gpg encrypted file.

New story! Ultimate Edition 5.4

  •; By Jarret B (Posted by kprojects on Jun 24, 2017 12:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
For those who like a visually enhanced form of Linux then Ultimate Edition 5.4 is for you. The graphics are extremely nice compared to other versions of Linux I have seen.

With animated cursors and having its own desktop called ‘Budgie’ the Operating System (OS) is visually pleasing.

New story! Linux owns supercomputing

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 10:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In the latest Top500 supercomputer race, only two -- count 'em, two -- of the world's fastest computers aren't running Linux.

New story! gThumb: View and manage your photos in Fedora

Fedora uses Eye of GNOME to display images, but it’s a very basic program. Out of the box, Fedora doesn’t have a great tool for managing photos. If you’re familiar with the Fedora Workstation’s desktop environment, GNOME, then you may be... Continue Reading →

New story! Coarse Geotagging with Bash and Google Maps

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Jun 23, 2017 7:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
If all you want is to geotag photos with coordinates of the city where they were taken, a simple Bash shell script is all your need.

New story! No-frills networking appliance runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Win Enterprises unveiled a “PL-81210” networking appliance that runs Linux on a dual-core Atom x5-E3930, and offers mini-PCIe, mSATA, and up to 4x GbE. Win Enterprises has launched a low-end networking appliance with three or four Gigabit Ethernet ports, a WAN port, and mini-PCIe expansion. The fanless, PL-81210 runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4 […]

New story! Software Defined Networking (SDN) - Architecture and role of Openflow

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 3:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In our previous article, we had a good overview of SDN as a technology, why it’s needed, and how IT industry is adopting it. Now, let’s get a layer deeper, and understand SDN’s architecture and the role of the Openflow protocol in the implementation of the technology.

New story! How to Install LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04

LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is a combination of open source software, typically installed on a server used for hosting dynamic websites and web applications.

New story! A introduction to creating documents in LaTeX

LaTeX (pronounced lay-tech) is a method of creating documents using plain text, stylized using markup tags, similar to HTML/CSS or Markdown. LaTeX is most commonly used to create documents for academia, such as academic journals. In LaTeX, the author doesn't stylize the document directly, like in a word processor such as Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer, or Apple Pages; instead they write code in plain text that must be compiled to produce a PDF document. read more

New story! Stack Clash flaws blow local root holes in loads of top Linux programs

Powerful programs run daily by users of Linux and other flavors of Unix are riddled with holes that can be exploited by logged-in miscreants to gain root privileges, researchers at Qualys have warned.

New story! Red Hat moves into remote offices with Hyperconverged Infrastructure

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 8:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat's new Hyperconverged Infrastructure brings datacenter capabilites into your branch offices.

New story! Are you a Python coder?

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 7:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
It seems like every day I'm coming across a new project written in Python. read more

New story! openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Qt 5.9, Linux Kernel 4.11.6, and MP3 Out-Of-The-Box

Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system are getting a lot of the latest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software applications lately as a total of seven snapshots were released this week.

New story! Rugged ADAS computer does surround-view monitoring and tracking

The VIA Mobile360 Surround View Sample Kit, which runs Android on an octa-core SoC, provides real-time 360° vehicle monitoring, recording, and tracking. VIA Technologies has unveiled an embedded computer kit for commercial vehicles that integrates inputs from 4x automotive-grade Sharp FOV-190 or FOV-50 cameras.

New story! 8 ways to contribute to open source when you have no time

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 3:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One of the most common reasons people give for not contributing (or not contributing more) to open source is a lack of time. I get it; life is challenging, and there are so many priorities vying for your limited attention. So how can you find the time in your busy life to contribute to the open source projects you care about? read more

New story! Continuous monitoring of server resources utilization using custom scripts

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux; By Kiruthikalakshmi Periasamy (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 1:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux
Monitoring IT infrastructure is essential to ensure its stability. Choosing an efficient, scalable, customizable, and light-weight solution for this has always been a challenge with changing requirements. Custom scripts can be used to achieve this smartly unlike the agent-based monitoring method in which all data defaulted by the monitoring tool used will be collected. This article describes the custom script method for monitoring system resources. In this method, the data collector(s) scripts running on data collector node will poll the target systems for data and so can decide on what data to be pulled.

New story! Linus Torvalds Explains How Linux Still Surprises and Motivates Him

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 12:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linus Torvalds took to the stage in China for the first time Monday at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China in Beijing. In front of a crowd of nearly 2,000, Torvalds spoke with VMware Head of Open Source Dirk Hohndel in one of their famous “fireside chats” about what motivates and surprises him and how aspiring open source developers can get started. Here are some highlights of their talk. What’s surprising about Linux development

New story! NMAP OS Detection

Sometimes on a network it is beneficial to know the Operating System (OS) of a machine. Accessing a system is easier when you know the OS because you can specifically search the Internet for known security holes in the OS. Granted, security holes are usually patched quickly, but you need to know when a security hole exists.

Scanning your own network to detect the OS types can help you to see what a hacker will be able to see about your network.

New story! 9 Linux network command you should know about!!!

in this article we will be discussing diagnostic Linux network command that you should know!!

New story! Linux cksum command explained for beginners (with examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2017 7:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In Linux, there's a command line tool that you can use to create/verify checksum. It's dubbed cksum. Most vendors offer a checksum (or a checksum-like code) corresponding to the file(s) being downloaded. If the file doesn't behave in an expected way, user's can recompute the file's checksum and compare it with the original checksum provided by the vendor to see if the file is intact or got corrupted.

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