New story! Master Haskell Programming with Free Books

Haskell is a standardized, general-purpose, polymorphically statically typed, lazy, purely functional language, very different from many programming languages. Recent innovations include static polymorphic typing, higher-order functions, user-definable algebraic data types, a module system, and more. It has built-in concurrency and parallelism, debuggers, profilers, rich libraries and an active community, with approximately 5,400 third-party open source libraries and tools.

New story! How to create an Internet-in-a-Box on a Raspberry Pi

If you're a homeschool parent or a teacher with a limited budget, Internet-in-a-Box might be just what you've been looking for. Its hardware requirements are very modest—a Raspberry Pi 3, a 64GB microSD card, and a power supply—but it provides access to a wealth of educational resources, even to students without internet access in the most remote areas of the world. read more

New story! How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers.

New story! Five Things Tech Companies Can Do Better

In the past three months, I've heard a lot of people talking about what they think tech companies can or should do in order to protect women and minorities and anyone who experiences unlawful treatment like harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. Most of the discussion has centered around promoting diversity and inclusion, which is fantastic and important, but, I believe, slightly misses the point.

New story! The state of car infotainment: Forget horsepower, we want megahertz!

Linux, Android, and Blackberry's QNX race for control of car infotainment systems.

New story! Intel’s “Euclid” robot module on sale for $399

Intel has launched its “Euclid” robotics compute module, which runs Ubuntu on an Atom x7-Z8700, and offers a RealSense 3D cam, WiFi, and sensors. When Intel demonstrated its Intel Euclid robotics controller at last August’s Intel Developer Conference, the company gave no indication of its release date or even if it would be more than […]

New story! ReactOS 0.4.5 Open-Source Windows-Compatible OS Launches with Many Improvements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 21, 2017 7:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The development team behind ReactOS, an open source project attempting to create a free computer operating system that's 100% compatible with Windows binaries, announced the release of ReactOS 0.4.5.

New story! Compact, rugged Apollo Lake SBC has swappable SATA

Axiomtek’s tough, Linux-ready “eBOX100-312-FL” embedded computer offers a Celeron N3350 SoC, a SATA bay, and 2x mini-PCIe, HDMI, GbE, and USB 3.0 ports. The fanless, 216 x 137.65 x 44mm eBOX100-312-FL is not quite as compact as Axiomtek’s similarly rugged, Bay Trail Atom based eBOX620-841-FL and eBOX625-841-FL computers. Yet, it offers benefits such as a […]

New story! OpenShot 2.3.3 Open-Source Video Editor Released with Stability Improvements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 21, 2017 3:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenShot developer Jonathan Thomas is announcing the release and immediate availability of the third maintenance update to the OpenShot 2.3 stable series of the open-source and cross-platform non-linear video editor.

New story! Arduino shows off LoRa gateway and node shields

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on May 21, 2017 1:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Arduino is prepping a “LoRa Gateway Kit” to bring LoRa wireless to its Linux-driven Arduino Tian, plus a “LoRa Node Kit” for the Arduino Primo. At the Maker Faire Bay Area, Arduino and Semtech, the semiconductor company that developed the LoRa wireless standard, showed off some LoRa gateway and node shields that run on Arduino […]

New story! Submitting Your First Patch to the Linux Kernel and Responding to Feedback

  • nickdesaulniers.github.io; By Nick Desaulniers (Posted by gl_FragColor on May 21, 2017 11:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel
After working on the Linux kernel for Nexus and Pixel phones for nearly a year, and messing around with the excellent Eudyptula challenge, I finally wanted to take a crack at submitting patches upstream to the Linux kernel. I figure I’d document my workflow, now that I’ve gotten a few patches accepted...

New story! Lubuntu Vs. Xubuntu

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 21, 2017 9:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Over the years, Lubuntu and Xubuntu have been two popular flavors that have provided an alternative to a lot of folks who have preferred something other than vanilla Ubuntu with the Unity desktop. Lubuntu and Xubuntu have been the choice of Linux enthusiasts and users who would rather have a lean or lightweight Linux distro or one that will provide the best performance on an old desktop or laptop. But how do these two distros compare, which one would I recommend and why? Let’s read along as I weigh the strengths and weaknesses of these two awesome Ubuntu flavors.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Google Fuchsia Pros s Steady Linux Embrace & More

This week in OSS & Linux news, Jack Wallen shares a rundown of Google Fuchsia features and how they affect Android, Microsoft can no longer ignore Linux in the data center, & more! Read on to stay open-source-informed!

New story! Wine Staging 2.8 Improves Support for Star Wars: The Old Republic, StarCraft

The Wine Staging team announced the release of version 2.8 of the open-source compatibility layer for running Windows programs on top of Linux-based operating systems.

New story! Arduino Cinque board taps SiFive RISC-V SoC and an ESP32 wireless chip

SiFive and Arduino unveiled a wireless-enabled “Arduino Cinque” board based on SiFive’s HiFive, featuring a RISC-V FE310 SoC and an ESP32 wireless SoC. At the Maker Faire Bay Area, Arduino joined with fabless RISC-V semiconductor firm SiFive to announce the first Arduino branded board using the open source RISC-V CPU architecture.

New story! Pinebook (or any arm64) - Linux Mega.nz Howto

As I wrote before, Pinebook is a very interesting machine.....The not very developed arm64 architecture brings a lot of challenges to everyone working on it when it comes to have software for it. I wanted to exchange some files as easy as I do in all my machines, phones, tablets, etc. However there was nothing available in arm architecture, such as Dropbox, Ubuntu One as far as I see is no longer available, so I had to be creative, and I managed to find that mega had a binary for Raspbian, so from here it was a learning process...

New story! IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 21, 2017 12:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC. read more

New story! You Can Now Install Microsoft's Visual Studio Code IDE as a Snap on Ubuntu Linux

After informing Ubuntu Linux users about the fact that it's possible to install GitHub's Atom hackable text editor as a Snap, Canonical's David Callé is now announcing the availability of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code IDE as a Snap.

New story! NHS mulling Ubuntu switch after Windows XP fail?

The NHS could be considering switching its software infrastructure from Windows to Ubuntu, after Windows XP vulnerabilities were exploited in the recent cyber attack that crippled the National Health Service. Or is it just an elaborate gag?

New story! 5 reasons the D programming language is a great choice for development

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 20, 2017 6:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The D programming language is a statically typed, general purpose programming language with C-like syntax that compiles to native code. It's a good fit in open source software development for many reasons; here are some of them. read more

New story! How to Kill a Process from the Command Line

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on May 20, 2017 4:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Picture this: You’ve launched an application (be it from your favorite desktop menu or from the command line) and you start using that launched app, only to have it lock up on you, stop performing, or unexpectedly die. You try to run the app again, but it turns out the original never truly shut down completely.

New story! 5 of the Best Linux Remote Desktop Apps to Remotely Access a Computer

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ada Ivanova (Posted by damien on May 20, 2017 2:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Remote desktop apps allow you to access a computer anywhere in the world. Here are 5 of the best remote desktop apps for Linux that you can use.

New story! Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Is Coming to Linux and macOS on June 8, 2017

Feral Interactive is today teasing gamers with the Linux and macOS port of the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III game.

New story! Top 5: Get started with bash scripting, tips for JSON in MySQL, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 20, 2017 10:51 AM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL; Story Type: News Story
In this week's Top 5, we highlight text editor tips, managing macOS, and several takes on programming. Top 5 articles of the week 5. 3 types of useful Atom text editor packages for writers read more

New story! Ubuntu-ready SMB net appliance has dual mini-PCIe slots

Aaeon’s “FWS-2271” network appliance offers Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 16GB RAM, 4x to 6x GbE ports, 2x mini-PCIe slots, and shock/vibration resistance. The FWS-2271 network appliance for SOHO and SMB customers has updated Aaeon’s earlier Intel Braswell-based FWS-2260.

New story! WannaCrypt makes an easy case for Linux

Ransomware is on the rise. On a single day, WannaCrypt held hostage over 57,000 users worldwide, demanding anywhere between $300-$600 in Bitcoin. Don't pay up and you'll not be seeing your data again. Before I get into the thrust of this piece, if anything, let WannaCrypt be a siren call to everyone to backup your data. Period. End of story. With a solid data backup, should you fall prey to ransomware, you are just an OS reinstall and a data restore away from getting back to work.

New story! Sumantro Mukherjee: How Do You Fedora?

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 20, 2017 5:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Interview
We recently interviewed Sumantro Mukherjee on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. Contact us on the feedback form... Continue Reading →

New story! GtkHash - Hashing out the basics

  • Linux.org; By wizardfromoz (Posted by kprojects on May 20, 2017 3:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
GtkHash is a small utility that ships with some Linux Distros and is held in the Repositories of many more. If shipped, you will likely find it under Accessories. If available, but not installed, you can install it using either your Software Manager/Centre or your (Synaptic) Package Manager.

New story! Linux cmp command tutorial for beginners (7 examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 20, 2017 1:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Pretty much regardless of your role, if your regular work involves doing stuff on the command line in Linux, you may find yourself in a situation where-in you'd want to compare two files using a command line utility. There are several command line tools that let you do this, and one among them is the 'cmp' command.

New story! 3 benefits you didn’t expect from Linux containers

  • Network World; By Scott McCarty (Posted by MLD67 on May 19, 2017 11:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Containers started with technical people, so many of the benefits are known instinctively by users. But if you are new to containers, these benefits might not be so obvious.

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