New story! Fanless system has four PoE and two standard GbE ports

EFCO’s Linux-ready “SmartMod” box PC offers a 7th Gen Intel Core CPU, SATA and mSATA, 5x USB, 6x serial, 3x mini-PCIe, dual display support, and 6x GbE ports, four of which have PoE. Taiwan-based EFCO, which bills itself as “a world-class supplier of industrial PC, Gaming and EMS solutions,” announced a fanless, embedded SmartMod UP 6-500 Series box PC with six Gigabit Ethernet ports, four of which can be equipped with optional Power over Ethernet (PoE).

New story! NATS Messaging Project Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) voted on March 14 to accept the NATS messaging project as its newest hosted effort. The NATS project is an open-source distributed messaging technology that got its start seven years ago and has already been deployed by multiple organizations including Ericsson, Comcast, Samsung and General Electric (GE).

New story! 6 ways a thriving community will help your project succeed

NethServer is an open source product that my company, Nethesis, launched just a few years ago. The product wouldn't be what it is today without the vibrant community that surrounds and supports it. read more

New story! Linux man Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 16, 2018 7:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
A very useful aspect of the Linux command line is that the documentation for almost all command line tools is easily accessible. These documents are known as man pages, and you can easily access them through the command line using the man command.

New story! Canonical Releases Spectre/Meltdown Patches for Ubuntu 17.10 for Raspberry Pi 2

Canonical published two security advisories on Thursday to announce the availability of Spectre mitigations for the ARM64 (AArch64) hardware architecture on its Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS systems.

New story! Online Backup Solutions for Ubuntu Linux

Online cloud backups should be a part of your overall backup plan, but it’s crucial that your data is secure, encrypted, and backed up automatically. Here are a few online backup tools that aim to make cloud backups easy for desktop Linux users. Here is an updated look at five solutions for off-site online backups for Ubuntu that all work with the upcoming 18.04 release.

New story! Triada Malware Preinstalled on Low-Cost Android Phones – Here’s How to Beat It

Recently there’s been a nasty spike of malware found in a large number of low-cost Android phones. This Triada malware is installed during the manufacturing process of the phone, and you can’t just uninstall it.

New story! Fedora Podcast 003 - Fedora Modularity

Episode 003 of the Fedora Podcast is now available. In Episode 003 features developer and software architect Langdon White from the Fedora Modularity team. Langdon also leads the Fedora Modularity objective.

New story! How to Install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, we will install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04, with Apache web server, MariaDB, and PHP. TYPO3 is completely free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP. It allows users to create websites even if they don’t have an experience in web development. TYPO3 is very easy to use and it is an effective tool for small sites as well as multilingual sites of large corporations, and it makes it a great alternative to the most popular CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Installing TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04 is fairly easy task, just follow the steps below carefully

New story! How to reset a Windows password with Linux

If you (or someone you know) ever forget your Windows password, you'll be glad to know about chntpw, a neat Linux utility that you can use to reset a Windows password. For this how-to, I created a Windows virtual machine and set the password to pass123 on my user account, Archit-PC. I also created a Live USB with Fedora 27 using the Fedora Media Writer application.

New story! How to avoid humiliating newcomers: A guide for advanced developers

To sustain an open source community's growth, we need to welcome new developers. Unfortunately, we are not always a welcoming bunch.

New story! How to apply systems thinking in DevOps

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 16, 2018 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For most organizations, adopting DevOps requires a mindset shift. Unless you understand the core of DevOps, you might think it's hype or just another buzzword—or worse, you might believe you have already adopted DevOps because you are using the right tools. Let’s dig deeper into what DevOps means, and explore how to apply systems thinking in your organization. read more

New story! Hybrid cloud security: 5 key strategies

  •; By Kevin Casey (Posted by crudder on Mar 16, 2018 8:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Once you know hybrid cloud security basics, you need these strategies to mitigate issues.

New story! Intel Says Its Next Chips Will Be Fully Protected Against Spectre Vulnerability

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 16, 2018 6:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
Intel released a statement on Thursday to inform us all that it has found new methods to protect its future processors against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that were unearthed earlier this year.

New story! Meet the Scarlett Johansson PostgreSQL malware attack

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 16, 2018 5:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
VIDEO: An image of the popular actress is being used as a malware attack vector on the open-source DBMS PostgreSQL.

New story! Alexa development board runs Linux on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

Gumstix has launched a version of its Linux-driven Chatterbox Alexa Voice Service development board designed for the RPi Compute Module, and updated its AeroCore 2 drone controller for the DragonBoard 410C. Gumstix has developed a variation on its recently announced Chatterbox for the Colibri iMX7 that is instead powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module. […]

New story! How to Install AbanteCart on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

AbanteCart is a free, open-source e-commerce platform based on PHP language. It comes with powerful features including, support for digital and tangible products, support for a variety of payment gateways, SEO Friendly, Mobile support, Fast and secure.

New story! Raspbian Remix Lets You Create Your Own Spin That You Can Install on PC or Mac

Developer Arne Exton announced today the release of the third iteration of its Raspbian PIXEL remix rebased on the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system and synced with the upstream changes.

New story! 3 best practices for securing Kubernetes environments

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 16, 2018 12:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
The Kubernetes orchestration platform is such a gigantic open source project that its evolution is inherently rapid. The pace of change significantly increases the importance of adhering to security best practices when using the ever-changing Kubernetes platform to automate deployment, scaling, and management of containerized cloud-native applications. read more

New story! Install LEMP Stack on CentOS 7

In this series, we will show you how to install Nginx, generate a free Let’e Encrypt SSL certificate, install and secure MariaDB and install PHP 7.x. The term LEMP is an acronym of the names of its four open-source components.

New story! Linus Bashes CTS Labs, GNOME 3.28 Released, Project ACRN and More

Linus Torvalds bashes CTS Labs' AMD chip report, calling it "more like stock manipulation than a security advisory...

New story! How to Play Rubik’s Cube in Linux Terminal with nrubik

  • Make Tech Easier; By Casey Houser (Posted by damien on Mar 15, 2018 8:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
While there are many Inventive games that pushed the boundaries of what’s possible for puzzle games, there were no n-curses-based Rubik’s Cube for the Unix console, until now.

New story! How to use Ansible to set up system monitoring with Prometheus

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 15, 2018 7:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In summer 2017, I wrote two how-to articles about using Ansible. After the first article, I planned to show examples of the copy, systemd, service, apt, yum, virt, and user modules. read more

New story! Oracle Patches Spectre for Red Hat

Red Hat's Spectre remediation currently requires new microcode for a complete fix, which leaves most x86 processors vulnerable as they lack this update. Oracle has released new retpoline kernels which completely remediate Meltdown and Spectre on all compatible CPUs, which I install and test on CentOS here.

New story! How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 Beta From Ubuntu 17.10

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by elobga on Mar 15, 2018 5:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 Beta from Ubuntu 17.10.

New story! Cli.Fyi – A Tool To Quickly Retrieve Information About eMails, IP Addresses, URLs And Lots More From The CLI Or Browser

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Mar 15, 2018 3:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: A Potentially Useful Command Line Query Tool.

New story! 10 Hello World programs for your Raspberry Pi

"Hello world" is the beginning of everything when it comes to computing and programming. It's the first thing you learn in a new programming language, and it's the way you test something out or check to see if something's working because it's usually the simplest way of testing simple functionality. read more

New story! Google Announces Wear OS, the New Name of Its Android Wear Operating System

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 15, 2018 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Google announced on Thursday that it renamed its Android Wear operating system for wearables to Wear OS by Google, which will start rolling out to your Android smartwatch and the companion phone app over the next few weeks.

New story! LimeSDR Mini takes off in satellites

The Ubuntu-driven LimeSDR Mini SBC has begun shipping to backers, who have spent over $500M on the open source software defined radio hacker board, and it’s now heading to space in a deal with the European Space Agency.

New story! Protecting Code Integrity with PGP - Part 5: Moving Subkeys to a Hardware Device

  •; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on Mar 15, 2018 7:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this tutorial series, we're providing practical guidelines for using PGP. If you missed the previous article, you can catch up with the links below. But, in this article, we'll continue our discussion about securing your keys and look at some tips for moving your subkeys to a specialized hardware device.

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