New story! Linux 4.8 gets rc8

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2016 1:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux
Chill, penguin-fanciers: Linux lord Linus Torvalds is sitting on the egg that is Linux 4.8 for another week. As Torvalds indicated last week, this version of the kernel still needs work and therefore earned itself an eighth release candidate.

New story! IBM Preaches Cognitive, Cloud, And IT Consumption

  • IT Jungle; By Dan Burger (Posted by bob on Sep 25, 2016 11:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM
Linux continues to be the star on which the Power Systems hitches its wagon. Power Systems GM Doug Balog says it's the market with the greatest opportunity...

New story! LXQt 0.11.0 Desktop Environment Arrives After Almost One Year of Development

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 25, 2016 8:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After being in development for the past eleven months, the next major release of the lightweight, Qt-based LXQt desktop environment has been officially released and it's available for download.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.7.5 Released with Numerous ARM and Networking Improvements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 25, 2016 6:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The fifth maintenance update to the Linux 4.7 kernel series, which is currently the most advanced, secure and stable kernel branch you can get for your GNU/Linux operating system, has been announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman.

New story! How to: Install Google Chrome web browser on Ubuntu Linux (and uninstall Firefox)

  • Beta News; By Brian Fagioli (Posted by bob on Sep 25, 2016 4:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
On Linux, Google Chrome is now the top web browser, and it is the best way to experience Adobe Flash content too (if you still need it)... Installing Google Chrome on the Linux-based operating system is not totally straightforward. This is unfortunate, as the search-giant's web browser is...

New story! Blockchain Summit Day Two: End-Of-Conference Highlights From Shanghai

Garzik drew on lessons from working at Red Hat in the early days of Linux Enterprise, and discussed the "missing pieces from DIY, download-it-yourself" programs for enterprise deployments serving corporations that need service and maintenance. For that, he was betting on open-source community development.

New story! Ghost Minitaur Robot Opens Doors & Climbs Fences & Stairs!

  • gadizmo; By R.J. Huneke (Posted by bob on Sep 25, 2016 4:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Raspberry Pi
Give this little droid a compatible brain, like a Raspberry Pi 3, which can display images via a built-in HDMI port and runs Linux at 1.2 Gigahertz, and is more akin to an actual computer than a microcontroller, and let programming of a robotic brain function shatter the ceiling on possibilities.

New story! Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network after DDoS attack proves pricey

Security blog Krebs on Security has been taken offline by host Akamai Technologies following a DDoS attack which reached 665 Gbps in size.

New story! Tails 2.6 - Ultra-secure Linux OS Used By Snowden Gets Updated Tor And Kernel

The development team of Tails, the anonymity-focused Debian GNU/Linux-based Live CD operating system, is here with its latest release. Tails 2.6 fixes multiple bugs and improves the software packages. This release is based on Linux kernel 4.6 and Tor While the existing Tails users can go for the update, new users need to download the Live CD from Tails website.

New story! How to enable automatic updates on a Linux VPS

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog (Posted by RoseHosting on Sep 24, 2016 10:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In order to keep the data stored on your server as secure as possible, it is recommended to upgrade the services regularly. Keeping your services up to date is a very easy task and requires a small amount of time, but it is crucial for the safety of your data.

New story! Krebs Goes Down, Opera Gets a VPN & More…

Also included: Yahoo's big hack, Garrett on Lenovo, new Audacious and GNOME, and Ubuntu get's ready for Yakkety Yak.

New story! 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Yasin Sekabira: Open Source Entrepreneur

  •; By Andrew Regan (Posted by bob on Sep 24, 2016 6:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Yasin Sekabira is a graduate of the computer science program at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, where he taught himself Linux through the free Intro to Linux course on edX and other online resources. He was one of 14 aspiring IT professionals to receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship, announced last month.

New story! TripleO Master Branch Overcloud deployment via QuickStart

Following bellow is set of instructions required to perform TripleoO QuickStart deployment for release "master". It differs a bit from testing default release "mitaka" . First on F24(23) workstation . . .

New story! openSUSE Tumbleweed Is the First Stable Distro to Offer the GNOME 3.22 Desktop

OpenSUSE Chairman Richard Brown announced that the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment is now available for installation in openSUSE Tumbleweed.

New story! FreeBSD 11.0 Final Release ISO Images Available For Download

  • FossBytes; By Adarsh Verma (Posted by bob on Sep 24, 2016 12:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
The Final Release of FreeBSD 11.0 is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 2016. However, the release builds have started to appear on FreeBSD’s FTP mirrors and you can download the final ISO right now.

New story! Debian-based WiFi router adds security and parental controls

The “Roqos Core” dual-band WiFi-ac router runs Debian on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers a cloud-based security and parental controls service. A Tysons, Virginia headquartered startup called Roqos has begun shipping a home WiFi router, along with cloud-based “advanced cybersecurity and parental control features” sold on a subscription basis. The Roqos Core router costs […]

New story! Upgrade your SSH keys!

  •; By Gert van Dijk (Posted by bob on Sep 24, 2016 8:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
many of you are using older keys and not aware of the need to generate fresh ones to protect your privates much better. In this post I'll demonstrate how to transition to an Ed25519 key smoothly, why you would want this and show some tips and tricks on the way there.

New story! Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta Freeze Now in Effect, Lands September 23

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 24, 2016 7:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's Adam Conrad announced that the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta is now in freeze stage and will arrive, as initially planned, on September 22, 2016.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Linux Foundation Offering Free OpenStack Training, GitHub Wants More Business Users, & More

This week in open source and Linux news, a new OpenStack course from The Linux Foundation and edX is offered, GitHub's CEO sets user goals, and more! Keep on top of the latest Linux and OSS headlines with this weekly digest!

New story! How to Easily Roll Back Changes with Snapper

  • - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Sep 24, 2016 3:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
One thing a Linux sysadmin must know how to do is recover from a change gone bad. It happens. You install, upgrade, or configure a system or service and things immediately go wrong. What do you do?

New story! Top 5: Disk space management on Linux, Container orchestration with Kubernetes, and more

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 24, 2016 1:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's top 5, we highlight a guide to Logical Volume Management on Linux, container orchestration systems, successful project manager tips, writing with bibisco, and a new My Linux Story. Top 5 articles of the week 5. Dear younger self, here are four tips for reaching your goals read more

New story! What is DevOps? Bridget Kromhout Explains

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Sep 24, 2016 12:10 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Bridget Kromhout can be found traveling and speaking at conferences on a variety of DevOps topics. She is a global core organizer for devopsdays and is on the program committee for Velocity in addition to organizing local tech meetups in Minneapolis. She is a Principal Technologist for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal and a host of the Arrested DevOps podcast. Why are so many organizations embracing DevOps?

New story! How to install PHP 5.6 as additional PHP-FPM & FastCGI for ISPConfig 3.1 on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 23, 2016 10:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows how to build PHP 5.6 as a PHP-FPM and a FastCGI version on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). Ubuntu 16.04 ships with PHP 7 by default but there are still many websites out there that don't support PHP 7. This tutorial will show you how to install PHP 5.6 as additional PHP version on Ubuntu 16.04 so that you can switch between both versions for each website individually in ISPConfig.

New story! Red Hat Updates Enterprise Container Platform

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 23, 2016 8:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.3 debuts as the company backs the new OCID project to build a new container engine for Kubernetes.

New story! An Everyday Linux User Review Of Linux Lite 3

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Sep 23, 2016 7:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Linux Lite 3.0 is an ease to install, easy to use Linux distribution based on the Ubuntu LTS release. Whilst easy to install is the lack of an EFI option a drawback?

New story! Nativ Disc

Although most music lovers stream or download music today, the stubborn pre-millennials among us have legacy CD collections at home. This demographic is the perfect target group for Nativ Disc, a bit-perfect CD Ripper that allows users to import up to 12,000 CDs—in lossless FLAC, uncompressed WAV or lossy MP3 format—into their Nativ Vita high-resolution music player.

New story! Blender: An Introduction for Final Cut Pro Users

Have you often considered quitting your day job to begin an exciting career as a filmmaker? You don't need the resources of a Hollywood studio anymore. In fact, you can do it all with free and open source software.

New story! 7 things you need to know for WordPress development

WordPress never fails to surprise the web development community. Over time, it has evolved into one of the best Content Management Systems (CMS) out there. And currently, it powers more than 25% of the web. Besides its popularity, WordPress is also known for usability and an easy-to-develop environment. Some basics WordPress is an open source CMS licensed under GNU GPLv2. read more

New story! Install Gollum Wiki on Ubuntu

In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Gollum Wiki on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with Puma and Nginx.

New story! A Beginners Guide To Linux

  •; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Sep 23, 2016 1:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This guide is a starting place for the new Linux user. With sections on What is Linux, Why use Linux over other operating systems, which distro should you choose, how to create a live USB/DVD, how to install Linux, what is a desktop environment, how to customise it, how to use the desktop, how to connect to the internet, what are the best applications, how to install software and the Linux command line.

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