New story! 5 Myths About Linux That Scares Away New Users

  • It's FOSS (Posted by abhishekpc on May 29, 2017 6:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
The world relies on Linux to power its technologies but that's not the case with desktop Linux. When it comes to the desktop version, there are actually some famous myths about Linux and if one believes them, he/she will be very reluctant to use Linux. This article debunks those myths.

New story! Linux comm command tutorial for beginners (5 examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 29, 2017 4:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The comm command in Linux lets users compare two sorted files line by line. In this tutorial, we will discuss this command line tool using easy to understand examples. The following examples should give you a nice idea about how the 'comm' tool works.

New story! How To Run Tomcat Server At Startup On Ubuntu Server

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 29, 2017 3:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Every developer knows that for running any web applications it needs a web server. One of the most famous web servers for J2EE is Apache Tomcat. Tomcat runs applications created in JSP, JSF, Javascript and available languages. To start the web server you need to run a shell file called startup.sh and if you need to restart your server you need to go to the folder and run the same command again. What if you could run a script for this command to start tomcat every time your system starts? In this article, we will show you how to run apache tomcat server in Ubuntu on startup, but first, let me tell you more about Tomcat.

New story! Linux Mint Sandboxing Guide

  • Firejail Security Sandbox; By netblue30 (Posted by netblue30 on May 29, 2017 1:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Mint
Firejail is an easy to use sandbox that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications using seccomp-bpf and Linux namespaces. From the beginning the team realized the contradiction between security and comfort, and made ease of use one of the main project goals.

New story! Presentations in a browser

If you've ever given a slide presentation at a conference, you know the drill. Tell the audio-visual people what session your talk is in, then hand them a USB stick with your PowerPoint on it. The presentation has to be in Microsoft PowerPoint because the one and only laptop plugged into the data projector runs Windows and PowerPoint. No LibreOffice Impress, no other presentation software, sorry. Of course, if you do your presenting from your own computer, there are a couple of dozen free and proprietary alternatives to PowerPoint. But you already have a presentation application on your computer! And I mean almost any computer, including the laptop used at that conference. It's called a browser.

New story! 11 reasons to use the GNOME 3 desktop environment for Linux

Late last year, an upgrade to Fedora 25 caused issues with the new version of KDE Plasma that made it difficult for me to get any work done. So I decided to try other Linux desktop environments for two reasons. First, I needed to get my work done. Second, having been using KDE exclusively for many years, I thought it might be time to try some different desktops. read more

New story! Raspberry Pi foundation merges with CoderDojo Foundation

Two coding-for-kids orgs already overlapped, now plan joint acceleration The Raspberry Pi Foundation and the CoderDojo Foundation have merged in order to combine forces and accelerate both organisation's mission to teach kids how to code.…

New story! Scribus 1.5.3 free desktop publishing application released!

The Scribus Team is very pleased to announce the release of the development version Scribus 1.5.3, which is another major step onto the next fully-featured version 1.6.0. In terms of stability, 1.5.3 features a completely rewritten text layout engine, which supports complex scripts like Arabic, Hindi or Thai, as well as providing access to advanced OpenType features, such as ligatures and alternate glyphs.

New story! How To Reset Root Password In CentOS 7

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 29, 2017 1:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
?One of the most important things for Linux users is to know what to do if the root password is lost. Many times we create a strong password for our computer, but sometimes we forget it. This trouble is mostly for servers, and CentOS is a Linux distro focused on servers, so in this article, we're going to learn how to reset password in CentOS Linux.

New story! BlankOn 10 Tambora : Based on Debian and Use DE Based On GNOME 3.20 Called Manokwari

BlankOn 10 tambora is the latest release of Linux Blankon. This release Blankon 10 ships with the latest desktop environment based-on GNOME 3.20 called MANOKWARI, based on Debian and powered Linux Kernel 4.6, introduce BlankOn Installer with brand new UI design and include new icon pack “Tebu Icon” designed by BlankOn Artwork Team

New story! How To Configure SAMBA Server And Transfer Files Between Linux & Windows

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 28, 2017 9:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
If you are reading this article it means you have a network at home or office with Windows and Linux hosts or have created a virtual network using VirtualBox and need to send files between a Linux host to Windows. File transfer between Linux and Windows can be done using SAMBA which is an open source software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients, allowing interoperability between Unix/Linux based system and Windows-based system.

New story! Peppermint 8 Linux OS Released, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS with Linux 4.8

Mark Greaves of the Peppermint development team was proud to announce today the release and immediate availability of the Peppermint 8 GNU/Linux distribution.

New story! Windows is now built on Git, but Microsoft has found some bottlenecks

300 GB repo handles 8,421 pulls and 1,760 official builds a day, more once GVFS fix is in Microsoft has adopted Git to manage the vast collection of code that is Windows' source, and has shared performance issues it's had to fix along the way.…

New story! SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP2 Installation Guide with Screenshots

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP2 Installation Guide with Screenshots

New story! 'It's easier than Linux, so what's the problem?'

Sysadmin pilot fish is working for a big defense contractor, and when it comes to Unix and Linux, he's got decades of experience.

New story! Creating Virtual Machines in KVM: Part 2 - Networking

When last we met, we learned the basics of creating new virtual machines in Creating Virtual Machines in KVM: Part 1. Now we're going to learn how to control Internet access for our virtual machines, network VMs with each other, and create new virtual networks.

New story! Void Linux - the Strangely Overlooked Distribution

Ahh, Void Linux. You may or may not have heard of it. If you have, more than likely it was by word of mouth, so to speak, from internet comments on a forum, YouTube video or in passing on Reddit. But this little distro rarely gets any press or recognition otherwise. Perhaps it's time that changes, as Void Linux is an interesting distro in its own right and a good alternative to something like Arch Linux. It also has a no-systemd approach.

New story! Feren OS Could Be the Best-Looking Desktop on the Market

Imagine taking Linux Mint, placing the Cinnamon desktop on it and then theming it to not only to serve as a perfect drop-in replacement for Windows 7 but to be one of the most beautiful Linux desktops you’ve seen in a long while. That’s what Feren OS has managed -- and has done so with aplomb.

New story! That Nasty Samba Vulnerability Is Now Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases

You might have read the news this morning about a wormable code-execution bug discovered in the Samba free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, which existed in Samba for more than 7 years.

New story! Tiny, open-spec quad -A53 SBC offers GbE and wireless for $30

FriendlyElec’s “NanoPi M2A” SBC combines the quad -A53 Samsung SoC of the NanoPi M2 with the more advanced footprint, layout, and features of the NanoPi M3. FriendlyElec (FriendlyARM) has released a community-backed, open source “NanoPi M2A” SBC that replaces the earlier NanoPi M2, which is now out of stock. The remarkably small (64 x 60mm) […]

New story! An introduction to Linux's EXT4 filesystem

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 28, 2017 1:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In previous articles about Linux filesystems, I wrote an introduction to Linux filesystems and about some higher-level concepts such as everything is a file. I want to go into more detail about the specifics of the EXT filesystems, but first, let's answer the question, "What is a filesystem?" A filesystem is all of the following: read more

New story! Init freedom declared as systemd-free Devuan hits stable 1.0.0 status

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 27, 2017 11:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian; Story Type: News Story
Devuan 'Jessie' is done and will get long term support beyond the life of Debian Jessie POLL The self-described “Veteran Unix Admin collective” that in 2014 promised to give the world a cut of Debian without systemd has delivered: Devuan 1.0.0 LTS hit the web today.…

New story! Difference Between PostgreSQL And MySQL And How To Migrate From MySQL To PostgreSQL

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 27, 2017 9:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: MySQL
?Databases are a crucial tool for any developer or a development enterprise. If you are a software developer you already know that your application needs a database to store data. One thing to have in the count is to choose the best database for your application. There are two types of databases, SQL and NoSQL databases. The first one being the oldest...

New story! Thin Client Market Embraces Raspberry Pi

Is the Raspberry Pi ready to take over the low-end thin client market? This week, NComputing unveiled the RX-HDX, its second Raspberry Pi based thin client. In addition, ViewSonic announced a software upgrade for the Pi-based SC-T25 thin client that it announced last year.

New story! A Linux distro custom-built for the NHS, open standards in New Zealand, and more

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a Linux distribution custom-built for the UK's NHS, open standards in New Zealand, and more. Open source news roundup for May 14-27, 2017 read more

New story! How to Get Notified of Updates for Your Gnome Shell Extensions

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ayo Isaiah (Posted by damien on May 27, 2017 3:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux
Gnome Shell doesn’t come with a way to inform you of updates for your extensions. Here’s how you can get notified of updates for your Gnome Shell extensions.

New story! Intro to Linux and How to Learn Linux as a Newbie

So you finally decided to start learning and using Linux, but everything seems complicated and overwhelming? We’ll guide you through the learning curve and help you with actionable tips on how to get started with Linux.

New story! The Linux port of Dawn of War III will use both OpenGL and Vulkan

Feral Interactive have just announced some exciting news! The Linux port of Dawn of War III will come with OpenGL as the default, but like with Mad Max you will be able to check a box to enable Vulkan!

New story! Top 5: Internet-in-a-Box on the Raspberry Pi, strengths of the D programming language, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight internet access with the Internet-in-a-Box on the Raspberry Pi, the features of the D programming language that makes it great for collaborative software development, how to use the SquuezePi to create a streaming music system for the home office, a longtime Python developer's software engineering rules and testing best practices, and an introduction to the IRC client, Riot.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Linux Foundation Welcomes New Chief of Staff, Broad Releases OSS Version of Genomic Analysis Software & More

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 27, 2017 7:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in Linux and open source news, The Linux Foundation welcomes Sheryl Chamberlain as new Chief of Staff as the organization's collection of projects continues to grow, genomic analysis software opens up & more!

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