New story! GDPR Oddsmakers: Who, Where, When Will Enforcement Hit First?

Alarm bells are ringing. The grace period is over. As of today, supervisory authorities are officially free to lay down enforcement action for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Now come the real questions: who gets hit first, for what, how hard, and when does the hammer drop?

New story! Pidgin / Libpurple SkypeWeb Plugin Sees New Stable Release

SkypeWeb is a plugin that allows using Skype in Pidgin / libpurple chat clients. The plugin can be used to send instant messages and participate in group chats, but it does not yet support voice / video calling.

New story! Apple will start coughing up government app takedown demand stats

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 27, 2018 1:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
But applications the iGiant removes on its own won't be included In its latest Transparency Report, covering government demands for customer and device data in the second half of 2017, Apple said that it will soon enumerate government app takedown requests.…

New story! Weekend Reading: Ansible

As sysadmins, you're all very familiar with connecting to computers via SSH, so right from the word "go", you have a better understanding of Ansible than the other alternatives. With that in mind, I've written a few articles exploring how to take advantage of Ansible.

New story! How Linux Can Make Your Life Easier

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 26, 2018 8:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Linux is an Operating System (more specifically a kernel) that provides an interface between the computer hardware and the user. Like Microsoft Windows and OS X, Linux provides a platform to the users, enabling them to carry out their daily chores on their beloved computer. And in case you dual-booted or installed Linux on your computer or are just curious to know how Linux can make your life easier, then, you are at the right place.

New story! Cumulus Networks Continues to Build on Linux to Enable Next Generation Networking

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 26, 2018 6:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video
VIDEO: JR Rivers, co-founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks details the evolution of his Linux-based networking company.

New story! Elive Brings Enlightenment to the Linux Desktop

Elive Linux is developed by Samuel F. “Thanatermesis” Baggen, who has done an incredible job of creating this desktop distribution and has done so by relying on the donations of users. This donation-based distribution has frustrated some users (who have grown accustomed to getting their Linux for free).

New story! Latest ReSpeaker mic array offers improved barge-in and full duplex operation

Seeed has launched an upgraded, $69 “ReSpeaker Mic Array v2.0” for far-field voice control that works with any Linux, Mac, or Windows computer. It enables simultaneous playback and recording and offers improved barge-in voice recognition.

New story! OpenSUSE 15 Leap Released, Facebook and Google Already Face GDPR Complaints, GNOME 3.29.2 and More

News briefs for May 25, 2018.

New story! Promo Sprint Report: What We Did and How You Can Help Us

February was a big month for the Promo team - we held a long-awaited sprint in Barcelona, Spain from the 16th to 18th. The aim of the sprint was to look at information we had collected over the prior years, interpret what it meant, and use it to discuss and plan for the future. The activities we came up with should help us accomplish our ultimate goal: increasing KDE's visibility and user base.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: The Linux Foundation Joins IBM In Pledging to Help Combat Natural Disasters

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 26, 2018 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: IBM, Linux
This week in open source and Linux news, The Linux Foundation joins IBM, the United Nations, and others in supporting an effort to use technology to better predict natural disasters.

New story! GNOME Foundation to Receive $1M from Anonymous Donor over Next Two Years

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 26, 2018 6:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
It's a great day to be a GNOME developer as someone just pledged to donate $1,000,000 over the next two years to the non-profit GNOME Foundation, the driving force behind the widely-used GNOME desktop environment.

New story! Admins Aren't Patching Open Source Says Black Duck Security Report

The truth is probably not as bleak as the picture the report paints. Black Duck makes its living by auditing code being used by enterprise customers, and has a reputation for being a little alarmist when it comes to the security of open source software.

New story! The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) with Apache, PHP, MySQL, PureFTPD, BIND, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.1

This tutorial shows how to install an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) server with Apache, BIND, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.1. ISPConfig is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers the installation of Apache (instead of nginx), BIND (instead of MyDNS), and Dovecot (instead of Courier).

New story! Getting started with the Python debugger

The Python ecosystem is rich with many tools and libraries that improve developers’ lives. For example, the Magazine has previously covered how to enhance your Python with a interactive shell. This article focuses on another tool that saves you time and improves your Python skills: the Python debugger. Python Debugger The Python standard library provides […]

New story! Canonical Releases Major Kernel Updates for Ubuntu 17.10, 16.04 LTS & 14.04 LTS

Canonical released new kernel security updates for all of its supported Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to patch up to 13 security vulnerabilities.

New story! How to set up transmission-daemon on a Raspberry Pi and control it via web interface

Transmission is probably the most famous torrent client in the Gnu/Linux world, and it's very often used even on other operating systems. It's really easy to use, and its graphical interface is very intuitive; however in this tutorial we will see how to install transmission-daemon and run transmission on a headless machine: that's an ideal setup to create a "Torrent-box", using for example a Raspberry Pi, to reduce power usage.

New story! An FUQ for the GDPR

Whether you like the GDPR or not (and there are reasons for both, which we'll get into shortly), one thing it has done for sure is turn privacy into Very Big Deal. This is good, because we've had damned little of it on the internet and now we're going to get a lot more. That's worth celebrating, everybody. Merry Privmas!

New story! 15 books for kids who (you want to) love Linux and open source

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on May 25, 2018 6:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
In my job I've heard professionals in tech, from C-level executives to everyone in between, say they want their own kids to learn more about Linux and open source. Some of them seem to have an easy time with their kids following closely in their footsteps. And some have a tough time getting their kids to see what makes Linux and open source so cool. Either way, if you have a kid or know a kid that may be interested in learning more about making something with code or hardware, from games to robots, this list is for you.

New story! Parrot 4.0 Now Available, Eudora Email Code Open-Sourced, Firefox Now Offers Two-Step Authentication and More

News briefs for May 24, 2018.

New story! Dell Launches New Precision Mobile Workstation Line-Up Powered by Ubuntu Linux

Targeted mostly at developers, the new Dell Precision Mobile Workstation "Developer Edition" line-up consists of the Dell Precision 3530 Mobile Workstation, Dell Precision 5530 Mobile Workstation, Dell Precision 7530 Mobile Workstation, and Dell Precision 7730 Mobile Workstation, which come with a much lighter and thinner design, and offer a premium build.

New story! Extreme downhill free-riding game 'Descenders' just had a huge update, needs a quick fix on Linux

Descenders is an extreme downhill free-riding game currently in Early Access and their first major update just went live. Needs a small manual fix on Linux.

New story! Opera 54 Browser Enters Beta with News on the Speed Dial, Update & Recovery Menu

Opera has promoted its upcoming Opera 54 web browser to the beta channel, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the final version, due for release sometime next month.

New story! TrueOS: A Simple BSD Distribution for the Desktop Users

If you want to try something other than Linux, have a look at TrueOS. It is a BSD distribution specifically aimed at desktop users.

New story! How to clean up your data in the command line

I work part-time as a data auditor. Think of me as a proofreader who works with tables of data rather than pages of prose. I haven't seen an error-free data table, ever. Cleaning up these problems isn't hard, but there are non-technical obstacles to finding them. The first is everyone's natural reluctance to deal with data errors.

New story! How insecure is your router?

Routers are important. They provide the link between one network (in this case, our home network) and another one (in this case, the internet, via our ISP's network). High among a router's other functions, many also perform as a modem, but routers often do more things, sometimes many more things, including traffic logging, acting as a WiFi access point, providing a VPN for external access to your internal network, child access, firewalling, and all the rest. Does this matter, you ask? Well, if other people can get into your system, they have easy access to attacking your laptops, phones, network drives, and the rest. They can access and delete unprotected personal data. They can plausibly pretend to be you. They can use your network to host illegal data or launch attacks on others. Basically, all the bad things.

New story! Visualizing Molecules with EasyChem

Introducing EasyChem, a program that generates publication-quality images of molecular structures.

New story! How to measure the impact of your open source project

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 25, 2018 7:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This article was co-authored by Don Marti, Georg Link, Matt Germonprez, and Sean Goggins. Conventional metrics of open source projects lack the power to predict their impact. The bad news is, there is no significant correlation between open source activity metrics and project impact. The good news? There are paths forward. read more

New story! How the OpenStack Foundation is Evolving Beyond its Roots

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 25, 2018 6:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
VIDEO: OpenStack Foundation Executive Director Jonathan Bryce and Chief Operating Officer Mark Collier discuss how the open-source organization is still thriving, even as corporate sponsorship changes and attendance at events declines.

New story! How CERN Is Using Linux and Open Source

  • Linux.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on May 25, 2018 5:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
CERN relies on open source technology to handle huge amounts of data generated by the Large Hadron Collider... It boils down to the fundamental principle that open source is not just about sharing code, it’s about collaboration among people to share knowledge and achieve what no single individual, organization, or company can achieve alone. That’s the Higgs boson of the open source world.

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