New story! How to Install and Configure Apache Tomcat 8.5 on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure Apache Tomcat 8.5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Yakkety Yak) and how to install and configure the prerequisite Java 8 on the Ubuntu server. Apache Tomcat is an open source Java Servlet implementation developed by the Apache Software Foundation.

New story! When BirdCam Goes Mainstream

If you read my articles on when I originally set up BirdCam a few years ago, you'll remember I did it with compatibility in mind. At the time of this writing, BirdCam is simply an HTML page with the JavaScript language to refresh the images constantly, in order to create a low-fps video stream of sorts.

New story! How to create interactive PDFs with LibreOffice

Ah, the PDF. Portable Document Format. For the last decade, the PDF has been a critical element in business. Granted, over the last few years the prevalence of the PDF has been reduced, thanks to mobile apps and other digital tools. Nevertheless, the PDF still holds powerful sway over business. Why? It's easy to use, easy to create, and can be viewed on nearly every type of device.

New story! How to ask technical questions to get quality answers

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 3:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This month on The Queue, hydrurga from asks: How can I phrase my technical question well in order to increase the chances of having it answered? The answer Another great question that I frequently see asked. Keep filling The Queue with quality submissions. read more

New story! How to add new drives to a VirtualBox virtual machine

Anyone that has ever used a virtual machine (VM) understands how important it is to be able to allocate enough storage for their virtual servers. Sometimes you spin up a VM with more than enough storage, and sometimes you don't. When that costly mistake occurs, what do you do?

New story! 6 Best Linux Desktop Environments Part - 2

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 27, 2016 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Linux has been developing at a good pace through this last years and with development comes better support for different hardware regarding support for proprietary drivers for video cards, better file systems, more choices in what operating system to use and one of the things that has it importance is distros graphical environment.

New story! How to make a lighted, porch bag for Halloween

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 11:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While I typically go all out for Halloween decorations every year, I'll admit I'm feeling tired this year. I still wanted to delight the neighborhood kids with simple details, so I decided to make lighted bags for my front porch railing this year. If you are someone who has a paper cutting machine like the Silhouette, this project will likely be a lot easier. Simply import the SVG file, resize for whatever size box you want, cut out, and assemble. However, for those of you who don't have one, I've included instructions on how to make this project without any machine at all. read more

New story! Using WINE Prefixes

  •; By Nick Congleton (Posted by linuxer on Oct 27, 2016 10:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
It's probably best to think of WINE prefixes sort of like virtual machines. They're not virtual machines, but they do behave somewhat similarly. A WINE prefix is a folder that contains all of the WINE configurations as well as all of the Windows pieces that WINE uses for compatibility, including libraries and a registry. The default WINE prefix is ~/.wine, but different and multiple prefixes can be used.

New story! Linux and the Imaginary New User

Linux has always had a reputation for being difficult to use. Consequently, when developers began improving users interfaces, they concentrated on what they imagined that new users needed. They rarely had the actual opportunity to observe new users, but the new user they imagined became a standard figure among developers, often surviving to this day.

New story! Five years in the making, the DevOps handbook arrives

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 8:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Gene Kim thinks he has at least one thing in common with George R.R. Martin: They both take their sweet time writing highly-anticipated sequels. In Kim's case, however, the wait is over. Kim's particular song of fire and ice—or rather, two equally opposing forces, "dev" and "ops"—continues this month. read more

New story! Critical account creation flaws patched in popular Joomla CMS

  •; By Lucian Constantin (Posted by abennett on Oct 27, 2016 7:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Community
The flaws are serious enough that the Joomla project released a prenotification about the planned update on Friday, urging everyone to be prepared to install it as soon as possible. This suggests that attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are expected to follow shortly.

New story! Linux kernel bugs: we add them in and then take years to get them out

Kees Cook is a Google techie and security researcher whose interests include the Linux Kernel Self Protection Project. The idea of "self-protection" doesn't mean giving up on trying to create secure code in the first place, of course.

New story! Gene Kim shares insights from his new book and the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit

  • The Enterprisers Project; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on Oct 27, 2016 4:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Author Gene Kim discusses the role of the IT leader in a DevOps transformation

New story! Enterprise Open Source Programs Flourish -- In Tech and Elsewhere

If you cycled the clock back about 15 years and surveyed the prevailing beliefs about open source technology at the time, you would find nowhere near the volume of welcome for it that we see today. As a classic example, The Register reported all the way back in 2001 that former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer made the following famous statement in a Chicago Sun-Times interview: "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."

New story! 5 Common Failures Of Package Installation

  • - Original Content; By Denny Zhang (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 2:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
For DevOps, installation is one of the major tasks. People may think package installation is pretty straightforward and easy now: Just run commands like apt-get, yum, brew, etc. Or simply leave it to containers. Is it really that easy? Here is a list of headaches and hidden costs.

New story! You can run the same programs on 16 different OpenStack clouds

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 1:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Cloud companies like to talk about about how you can avoid vendor lock-in. And OpenStack just showed how to make it happen. Sixteen different vendors did a live demo at OpenStack Summit showing that you could run the same software stack on 16 separate OpenStack platforms.

New story! HPE backs off from OpenStack development

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 12:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
HPE still supports OpenStack in its Helion cloud program, but it's cutting way back on how much it's spending on helping create OpenStack.

New story! Install Orangescrum on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Orangescrum is a free and open source project management and collaboration application, ideal for small and medium businesses. With this application, you can easily create and manage your projects, teams, documents, and tasks and communicate with the other team members on your important issues.

New story! What is OpenStack?

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 26, 2016 9:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
OpenStack isn't just about the cloud, it's a whole approach to how software can be built.

New story! Congatec's first Apollo Lake COMs include SMARC 2.0 model

Congatec announced three Linux-friendly COMs based on Intel’s new Atom E3900 SoC: a Qseven, a COM Express Compact, and one of the first SMARC 2.0 modules. Congatec is one of the first vendors to announce a major product lineup based on Intel’s newly announced, 14nm-fabricated Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” SoCs.

New story! Exton|OS Light Now Based on Ubuntu 16.10, Ships with Kernel 4.8.1 and Openbox

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new build of his Exton|OS Light distribution, now based on the latest Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system.

New story! Nightfall on Linux

I've looked at general astronomy programs in the past that are helpful for many tasks you might need to do in your stargazing career. But, several specific jobs are more complicated and require specialized software to make relevant calculations, so here, let's take a look at Nightfall.

New story! digiKam Recipes 5.0.1 Released and digiKam AppImage Package Coming

  • Medium; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Oct 26, 2016 5:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hot on the heels of the major digiKam 5.x.x release comes a thoroughly revised version of the digiKam Recipes book.

New story! Open Source Operating Systems for IoT

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Oct 26, 2016 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Mobile; Story Type: News Story
Over the past decade, the majority of new open source OS projects have shifted from the mobile market to the Internet of Things. In this fifth article in our IoT series, we look at the many new open source operating systems that target IoT.

New story! New Cortex-M chips add ARMv8 and TrustZone

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 26, 2016 3:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: ARM; Story Type: News Story
ARM launched its first Cortex-M MCUs with ARMv8-M and TrustZone security: the tiny, low-power Cortex-M23 and faster Cortex-M33. At the ARM TechCon show in Santa Clara, ARM unveiled two new Cortex-M microprocessors that will likely emerge as major Internet of Things workhorses over the coming decade, supplanting most existing Cortex-M designs. The Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 […]

New story! How to Install Rocket.Chat Server with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 26, 2016 1:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to build your own chat server using Rocket.Chat. I will use the latest Ubuntu LTS 16.04 server for the installation and Nginx as reverse proxy for the Rocket.Chat application. Rocket.Chat is a free and open source online chat solution for team communication, it allows you to build your own slack like online chat.

New story! How To Setup A WiFi Network In Arch Linux Using Terminal?

If you're using Linux distro other than Arch CLI then it's one of the toughest tasks to setup WiFi on Arch Linux using terminal. Though the process is slightly straight forward. In this article, I'll walk you newbies through the step-by-step setup guide to connect your Arch Linux to your WiFi network.

New story! Python file-management tricks for digital artists

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 26, 2016 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Read Part 1: Automating repetitive tasks for digital artists with Python read more

New story! Intel launches 14nm Atom E3900 and spins an automotive version

Intel unveiled its Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” embedded SoCs, with Gen 9 graphics, 4x ISPs, and time-sync’d peripherals, and tipped an A3900 model for cars. Intel announced its 14nm-fabricated Intel Atom “Apollo Lake” system-on-chips, which promise “more than 1.7 times more computing power than the previous generation,” says Intel. The Intel Gen9 graphics, based on […]

New story! Fedora-powered computer lab at our university

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 26, 2016 8:17 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
At the University of Novi Sad in Serbia, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, we teach our students a lot of things. From an introduction to programming to machine learning, all the courses make them think like great... Continue Reading →

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