New story! This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More

  • Linux.com (Posted by bob on Nov 18, 2017 11:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in open source/Linux news, Linux not powers the vast majority of the world's supercomputers, Hyperledger is set apart from hype, and more.

New story! KDE Applications 17.12 Linux Software Stack Ports More Apps to KDE Frameworks 5

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 18, 2017 9:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE Project today released the beta version of its upcoming KDE Applications 17.12 open-source software suite for GNU/Linux operating systems.

New story! A Beginner's Introduction to Linux

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux. You’ll embrace a plethora of free open source software, with more choices than you could possibly imagine. There are hundreds of actively-maintained Linux distributions, dozens of different desktop environments, and tens of thousands of open source applications covering the whole gamut: games, multimedia and graphics tools, internet apps, utilities, development environments, and much more.

New story! Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 Gains AWS Service Broker Integration

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 18, 2017 5:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
Red Hat released the latest iteration of its container orchestration and management platform on Nov. 16 with the general availability of OpenShift 3.7. Among the new capabilities that have landed in OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 is AWS Service Broker integration, Service catalog, template broker and a preview of Prometheus container monitoring

New story! How to Easily Remember Linux Commands

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Nov 18, 2017 3:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
It can be so difficult for new users to remember Linux commands that they need to fully utilize their system. These tricks make it easier to do so.

New story! Raspberry Pi CM3 arrives on PC/104… sort of

Crowd Supply is hosting a “Pi/104” carrier for the RPi Compute Module 3 featuring PC/104 OneBank expansion, a 40-pin RPi header, and -25 to 80°C support. Here’s something we haven’t seen before. Developer Adam Parker has launched a stackable PC/104 form factor carrier board on Crowd Supply designed to work with the Linux-driven Raspberry Pi […]

New story! CNCF Wants You to Use 'Certified Kubernetes'

The foundation, which controls development of Kubernetes, was able to get 36 member organization to agree to a set of standards for the container orchestration platform. Kubernetes has already become the standard for container management, and this new agreement makes sure that Kubernetes always means what admins and DevOps think it means, regardless of vendor.

New story! Impostor syndrome and individual competence

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 10:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you've ever had "that sick, sad, cold, wet feeling that you have no idea what you're doing, you're going to get caught, and it's all going to be terrible," you're may be experiencing imposter syndrome, says Jessica Rose, a former teacher and a self-taught technologist. read more

New story! Raspberry Digital Signage 10

Marco Buratto has released Raspberry Digital Signage 10.0 today. The underlying operating system has been moved to Raspbian Stretch; the overall performance is sensibly better and HTML5 videos play a lot smoother.

New story! 5 open source fonts ideal for programming

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 6:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What is the best programming font? First, you need to consider that not all fonts are created equally. When choosing a font for casual reading, the reader expects the letters to smoothly flow into one another, giving an easy and enjoyable experience. A single character for a standard font is akin to puzzle piece designed to carefully mesh with every other part of the overall typeface. read more

New story! How to Install and Use Docker on Linux

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 5:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
I’m going to demonstrate how easy it is to install Docker on Linux, as well as walking you through the first steps of working with Docker. I’ll be demonstrating on the Ubuntu 16.04 Server platform, but the process is very similar on most all Linux distributions.

New story! Add a new Host and Services to be Monitored by Icinga 2

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a new host to be monitored by Icinga 2 and how the host’s services, such as a web HTTP server, can be monitored by Icinga. I will also show you how to create your own custom Icinga plugin command in order to monitor UDP services in your network infrastructure.

New story! Open Jam leaves a mark with 45 game entries and 3 big winners

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 1:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Games; Story Type: News Story
In early October 2017, the inaugural Open Jam, a video game jam focused on open source game development, took place. Creators were given 72 hours to build a video game from scratch using the best of the open source world. It was a fantastic weekend, with 45 games created and entered into the jam, and three outstanding entries making it to the final competition. Read on for a review of the event, lots of pictures, and heaping praise for the creators! read more

New story! How to use argparse to parse python scripts parameters

In a previous article we have seen how to parse command line arguments using getopts in the context of bash scripts (you can find the article here). Now we will see how to accomplish the same task, in a more powerful way, when writing a python script.

New story! The Pentagon is set to make a big push toward open source software next year

  • The Verge; By Kelsey Atherton (Posted by elobga on Nov 17, 2017 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Pentagon is a software-intensive workplace

New story! WordPress 4.9: This one's for you, developers!

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 8:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
'New editing experience' called Gutenberg coming too, but it might hate your plugins WordPress 4.9 has debuted, and this time the world's most popular content management system has given developers plenty to like.…

New story! Top 10 Linux Tools

  • Datamation; By Matt Hartley (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 7:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
One of the benefits to using Linux on the desktop is that there’s no shortage of tools available for it. To further illustrate this point, I’m going to share what I consider to be the top 10 Linux tools.

New story! Software taking over, but hardware still has a role: Linux expert

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 5:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux, SUSE
The tech industry is heading towards a stage where self service for standard IT requirements will become a norm, helped by the increase in software-defined infrastructure, a senior engineer from SUSE Linux claims.

New story! Compact DAQ systems offer a choice of 12- or 16-bit I/Os

Advantech’s Linux-ready “MIC-1810” and “MIC-1816” DAQ computers offer 12- and 16-bit analog I/O, respectively, plus 24x DIOs, Intel CPUs, and 4x USB ports. Advantech’s MIC-1810 and MIC-1816 are digital acquisition computers that run Linux or Windows 7/8/10 on Intel 3rd Gen “Ivy Bridge” processors. If the aging CPU is a turn-off, keep in mind that […]

New story! Why is collaboration so difficult?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 2:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Many contemporary definitions of "collaboration" define it simply as "working together"—and, in part, it is working together. But too often, we tend to use the term "collaboration" interchangeably with cognate terms like "cooperation" and "coordination." These terms also refer to some manner of "working together," yet there are subtle but important differences between them all. read more

New story! ExLight Linux Distro Now Based on Ubuntu 17.10, Features Enlightenment Desktop

A new version of the ExLight GNU/Linux distribution hit the streets this week bringing users an Ubuntu 17.10-based desktop experience featuring the lightweight Enlightenment desktop environment.

New story! Record and Share Terminal Session with Showterm

  • Make Tech Easier; By Bruno Edoh (Posted by damien on Nov 16, 2017 11:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
You can record a terminal session with any screen recording program, but Showterm for Linux makes it very easy to record and embed on a site. Here’s how it works.

New story! Wandboard.org launches i.MX8M-based SBC with RPi expansion

Technexion’s Wandboard.org unveiled open source “Wand-Pi-8M” SBCs that run Linux on a quad-A53 i.MX8M, and offer WiFi/BT, GbE, HDMI 2.0, and a 40-pin RPi link. Technexion and its Wandboard.org community project opened pre-orders on three successors to its i.MX6 based Wandboard and almost identical Wandboard Reload SBCs that tap NXP’s long awaited, quad-core, Cortex-A53 i.MX8M SoC.

New story! After a year of intensely investigating password theft, here's what Google found

Hackers are constantly trying to break into Google accounts, so Google researchers spent a year tracing how hackers steal passwords and expose them on the internet's black market.

New story! Firefox Quantum Now Rolling Out to All Ubuntu Linux Users, Update Now

Canonical announced today the general availability of the latest Mozilla Firefox 57.0 Quantum web browser for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases.

New story! Raspberry Pi 3 clone offers Allwinner H2, H3, or H5 SoCs for $9 to $29

Libre Computer’s open source “Tritium” SBCs run Ubuntu or Android on Allwinner H2+, H3, or 64-bit H5 SoCs, and have an RPi 3 like layout and 40-pin header. Earlier this year, Shenzhen-based Libre Computer successfully funded its quad Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905X based Le Potato SBC on Kickstarter for $25 to $35. Now, the company has […]

New story! How to Install Icinga 2 Monitoring Tool on Debian 9.2

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2017 5:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this guide we will discuss how to install and configure the latest version Icinga 2 web monitoring tool in Debian 9.2 release, in order to monitor all important network infrastructure devices, such as physical or virtual servers or VMs, routers, switches, firewall appliances and other network IoT devices.

New story! 5 Coolest Linux Terminal Emulators

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2017 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Sure, we can get by with boring old GNOME terminal, Konsole, and funny, rickety, old xterm. When you're in the mood to try something new, however, take a look at these five cool and useful Linux terminals.

New story! OnePlus 5T Keeps the Headphone Jack, Introduces Face Unlock and Parallel Apps

Five months after it launched its OnePlus 5 flagship Android smartphone, OnePlus unveiled today its successor, the OnePlus 5T, running the latest Android 8.0 (Oreo) mobile OS.

New story! Fedora 27 Atomic Host is available on multiple architectures

The Fedora 27 Atomic Host now supports multiple architectures! Along with the x86_64 architecture, Atomic Host is also available on 64-bit ARM (aarch64) and PowerPC Little Endian (ppc64le). Both aarch64 and ppc64le architectures receive Atomic OSTree updates in the same... Continue Reading →

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