New story! GNOME turns 20, a call for open source voting machines, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2017 5:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at GNOME's 20th birthday, the latest Raspbian release, open source voting machines, and more. Open source news roundup for August 6-19, 2017 read more

New story! 3 Free Color-Picker Tools for the Linux Desktop

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ayo Isaiah (Posted by damien on Aug 19, 2017 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
There are several ways to pick colors on the Linux desktop; here are 3 free useful color picker tools for Linux that will get the job done for you.

New story! Ubunsys – An Advanced System Utility For Ubuntu Beginners

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Aug 19, 2017 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint, Ubuntu
Ubunsys is an advanced system tool that allows Ubuntu beginners to modify/change most of the system settings easily without any trouble.

New story! A quick-start guide to podcasting

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2017 11:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Presumably the only thing that gives me authority on podcasting is that I have been running my own podcast for almost three years. The Sysadministrivia Podcast often includes not-safe-for-work language—in fact, it conjures images of raucous, uncouth men battling mid-life crises and sitting around a dimly lit poker table, smoking cigars and playing Texas Hold 'Em. We don't play cards, though—we talk about systems administration. read more

New story! 5 Best Vector Graphics Editors for Linux

Here's a list of the best vector graphics software for Linux that can be used as Adobe Illustrator alternative for Linux.

New story! Oracle caves, promises to crack open Java EE as v8 crawls ever closer

  • The Register; By Rebecca Hill (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2017 7:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
Oracle has revealed plans to shift Java Enterprise Edition to an open-source foundation as it promises delivery of version 8 is "approaching". Java EE is already open source, with support led by Oracle, but in recent years there have been concerns that the firm was funnelling engineers onto other projects.

New story! Top 5: Testing in production, browser hacks, salary negotiation, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Chris Hermansen (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2017 5:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
In this week's top 5, we take a look at testing in production, using JavaScript hacking to improve web browsing, salary negotiation, and more.

New story! Google Confirms Android 8.0 Launch on August 21, Could Be Dubbed "Oreo"

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 19, 2017 3:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
It won't be long until we will be able to upgrade our Google Pixel and Nexus devices to Android 8.0, as Google today confirmed the next major version of its Linux-based mobile operating system is hitting the streets in three days, on August 21, 2017.

New story! Docker strives for profit with new Enterprise Edition

Docker's new Docker Enterprise Edition is a Container-as-a-Service DevOps program for Windows, Linux, and mainframe applications.

New story! Opening Java EE, Tectonic on Azure, Free Tools & More...

Actually, Ellison & Company has always seemed to have trouble wrapping its head around open source, so much so that whenever the company inherits established open source projects -- as happened seven years ago when it acquired Sun Microsystems -- die hard open source advocates find themselves running for the hills, fearing that revolution is nigh.

New story! Linux Mint-Based feren OS Gets Upgraded to Linux Mint 18.2, USB Boot Improved

The developers of the feren OS GNU/Linux distribution based on the popular Linux Mint operating system announced the release of August 2017's snapshot ISO with many enhancements and updated components.

New story! SBC expands on Rockchip RK3399 with eye-popping feature list

Videostrong's new SBC runs Android 7.1 or Ubuntu on the RK3399 with 2GB RAM plus GbE, WiFi, BT, HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2, MIPI-CSI, USB 3.0, and mini-PCIe. Shenzhen-based Android set-top box maker Videostrong has released a “VS-RD-RK3399” development kit built around the Rockchip RK3399. The OEM focused board sells for $250 individually.......

New story! Chakra Linux: Its Own Beast, Its Own Beauty

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 6:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
There are so many Linux distributions available—so many, in fact, that it can become a bit of a challenge to find the one right for you. After you’ve looked at them enough, it seems the variations tend to blur together, such that one flavor of Linux is only a slight shift away from another.

New story! Installing Ring in Fedora 26

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 5:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Many communication platforms promise to link people together by video, voice, and data. But almost none of them promise or respect user privacy and freedom to a useful extent. Ring is a universal communication system for any platform. But it... Continue Reading →

New story! How to Manage CentOS 7 Server with Webmin

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 3:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, we will install Webmin on CentOS 7.2. We will also learn to administrator Apache web server, firewalld and Webmin configuration. Webmin is free and open source web based system administration tool for Unix systems. It provides a rich and powerful web based user interface to administrator the server along with all the popular applications like Apache, BIND, Squid Proxy etc.

New story! Listen To Your Favorite Radio Station With A Single Command on Linux

Internet radio is a great way to listen to different radio stations from across your country or the world in real time. Unlike listening to your own music collection, it gives you the opportunity to discover new artists and genres that you might not have explored otherwise. Many Internet radio stations are browser-based, meaning they're easily accessible regardless of your operating system, but having yet another browser window open isn't all that convenient, and it eats into RAM. Plus, you're on Linux, why not have an awesome command line hack to tune into your favorite Internet radio station in seconds?

New story! Don't hate COBOL until you've tried it

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
COBOL is the Rodney Dangerfield of programming languages—it doesn't get any respect. It is routinely denigrated for its verbosity and dismissed as archaic. Yet COBOL is far from a dead language. It processes an estimated 85% of all business transactions, and 5 billion lines of new COBOL code are written every year. read more

New story! Krita 3.2.0 Supports Smart Patching Elements In Paintings And 7 New Brushes Presets

Krita is a Free and Open-Source drawing and image editing software for creating a high quality and professional paintings. Krita 3.2.0 Has Been Released and it brought some interesting features and bug fixes. Check the key features of Krita 3.2.0.

New story! How to recover from a git mistake

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today my colleague almost lost everything that he did over four days of work. Because of an incorrect git command, he dropped the changes he'd saved on stash. After this sad episode, we looked for a way to try to recover his work... and we did it! First a warning: When you are implementing a big feature, split it in small pieces and commit it regularly. It's not a good idea to work for a long time without committing your changes. read more

New story! Oracle Wants to Open Up Java EE

  • Enterprise Apps Today; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 18, 2017 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Standards, Sun
Java Enterprise Edition could be leaving the tight control of Oracle and moving to an Open Source Foundation (maybe).

New story! An Early Look at Ubuntu Dock for GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 18, 2017 7:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 17.10, the next major release of the widely-used Ubuntu Linux OS, will be transitioning to the GNOME Shell user interface by default instead of the Unity desktop environment that was used until now.

New story! Skilled bad actors use new pulse wave DDoS attacks to hit multiple targets

In a new report, Incapsula warns about a new type of ferocious DDoS attack that uses "pulse waves" to hit multiple targets. Pulse wave DDoS is a new attack tactic designed by skilled bad actors "to double the botnet's output and exploit soft spots in 'appliance first cloud second' hybrid mitigation solutions."

New story! CoreOS extends Kubernetes to Microsoft Azure

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 4:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Microsoft
CoreOS's Kubernetes distro, Tectonic 1.7, delivers on hybrid cloud by extending container DevOps capabilities across open-source and Azure clouds and data centers.

New story! Docker Can Now Containerize Legacy Apps Running on Mainframes

The new release comes on the heels of a report last week from Bloomberg that the container company has been raising money, which will result in $75 million dollars being added to its coffers by the end of the month, bringing with it a new valuation of $1.3 billion — up $300 million from its previous valuation.

New story! Under $15 open spec SBC offers Allwinner H5, GbE, and WiFi

The Orange Pi Zero Plus is a quad -A53 version of the Zero that advances to Gigabit Ethernet. You also get WiFi, USB host and OTG, and Linux/Android images. Shenzhen Xunlong is clearly trying to mess with our minds.

New story! Manipulate IPv6 Addresses with ipv6calc

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 1:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Last week, you may recall, we looked at calculating network addresses with ipcalc. Now, dear friends, it is my pleasure to introduce you to ipv6calc, the excellent IPv6 address manipulator and query tool by Dr. Peter Bieringer. ipv6calc is a little thing; on Ubuntu /usr/bin/ipv6calc is about 2MB, yet it packs in a ton of functionality.

New story! How to Install Sensu Monitoring on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 11:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Sensu is a free and open source tool for composing the monitoring system you need. In this tutorial, we will go through step by step installation of Redis, RabbitMQ and Sensu on Ubuntu 16.04.

New story! Raspbian Linux OS for Raspberry Pi Is Now Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch"

As of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released new installation images of its Debian-based Raspbian Linux operating system rebased on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" series.

New story! 11 Open Source Tools for Writers

Here are 11 open source tools for all your writing needs.

New story! Another Behind-the-Scenes Niche Where Open Source is Winning

Do you spend a lot of time thinking about Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons? Unless you run a retail store, probably not. But if you do run a store (or stores) along with an e-commerce operation, BLE is a hot new thing you are either using already or thinking about using before long.

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