New story! Waiting for Plugins: The Nylas N1 Email Client

  • My Linux Rig; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on May 4, 2016 10:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
A review of the Nylas N1 email client. While it is ostensibly extensible, there still aren't many plugins for it and the default behavior is fairly limited. Thunderbird, though nowhere as nice looking, is probably a better option for those serious about their email client.

New story! NIST readies 'post-quantum' crypto competition

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defend cryptography against the onslaught of quantum computers.

New story! Open Source ImageMagick Security Big Puts Sites at Risk

ImageMagick, an open source suite of tools for working with graphic images used by a large number of websites, has been found to contain a serious security vulnerability that puts sites using the software at risk for malicious code to be executed onsite. Security experts consider exploitation to be so easy they’re calling it “trivial,” and exploits are already circulating in the wild. The biggest risk is to sites that allows users to upload their own image files.

New story! Server-jacking exploits for ImageMagick are so trivial, you'll scream

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 4, 2016 7:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
All the more reason to deploy mitigations and patches Samples of booby-trapped image files that exploit ImageMagick to compromise servers and other computers are well and truly out in the open now.…

New story! TripleO Installer - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

TripleO installer is a great tool to deploy an OpenStack cloud. It’s backed by a large user community and doesn’t invent any new tools to install OpenStack.On the other hand, I’m somewhat sceptical about Heat being the right tool to do software configuration. Funneling the configuration options through the Heat templates down to the Puppet scripts seems cumbersome to me.

New story! 7 lessons from DuckDuckGo's Instant Answers project

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 4, 2016 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DuckDuckGo is a search engine known for putting privacy first for users. So, when we passed 3 billion annual searches last year, we knew it was critical that we continue to serve users without sacrificing their privacy. The key, we realized, was open source. read more

New story! Unity 8 Won't Be the Default Desktop Session for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)

The Ubuntu Online Summit started just a few moments ago, and you can watch the Ubuntu Engineering team live right now talking about the features planned for the next Ubuntu release.

New story! Install LEMP Stack (Nginx, PHP, MariaDB & phpMyAdmin) on Ubuntu 16.04

LEMP stack stands for Linux, Nginx, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, PHP, Perl, Python & phpMyAdmin. LEMP is bunch of open source software which is developed by different organization which will help us to maintain & develop websites.

New story! NoSQL Databases, Explained: How They Help Solve the Data Storage Deluge

An explanation of NoSQL databases such as open source MongoDB, Cassandra and Redis, and how they compare to relational databases such as MySQL.

New story! Android dev kit takes Snapdragon 820A for a ride

Intrinsyc’s Automotive Development Platform S820A runs Android 6.0 on a Snapdragon 820A, and offers a 4K touchscreen, plus WiFi, BT, GPS, and optional LTE.

New story! Extreme photo-bombing: Bad Imagemagick bug puts countless websites at risk of hijacking

Apply mitigations now while patches are worked on, exploits in the wild. A wildly popular software tool used by countless websites to process images submitted by users can be exploited to execute malicious code on servers and leak server-side files.

New story! Could Android eventually reach 100 percent market share?

Also in today's open source roundup: The best customizable Android Wear watch faces, and what's new in Lubuntu 16.04 LTS.

New story! Linus Torvalds Talks Careers in Linux and FOSS

  • FOSS Force; By Phil Shapiro (Posted by brideoflinux on May 3, 2016 10:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Linux
He doesn’t specifically mention that careers in open source can also be “non-technical,” such as writing about open source, teaching open source, composing music with open source, doing animations with open source, etc. Once you start walking down the open source path, you might be surprised at the doors that open up for you.

New story! Devuan Beta Release

After two years in development, a beta release of the Devuan distro has made it into the world (Devuan is a registered trademark of the Dyne.org foundation). Devuan is a very Debian-ish distro.

New story! Huge number of sites imperiled by critical image-processing vulnerability

A large number of websites are vulnerable to a simple attack that allows hackers to execute malicious code hidden inside booby-trapped images.

New story! Aging and bloated OpenSSL is purged of 2 high-severity bugs

Maintainers of the OpenSSL cryptographic library have patched high-severity holes that could make it possible for attackers to decrypt login credentials or execute malicious code on Web servers.

New story! Mozilla Releases Firefox 46.0.1 to Fix Bugs and Limit Sync Registration Updates

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 3, 2016 5:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla today, May 3, pushed the first point release of the recently launched Firefox 46.0 web browser to all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

New story! What the heck is HPE up to with its cloud?

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on May 3, 2016 3:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
HPE's cloud story remains complicated. While the company has left the public cloud behind, it will continue to offer its OpenStack-based Helion 3.0 as a private cloud.

New story! Xubuntu 16.04 - not for Linux beginners

Conclusion Xubuntu 16.04 felt very polished, snappy and easy for me. There were no issues or bugs that I noticed while running it in a Live mode.

The only downside that I would like to mention is the set of applications. It is minimalistic, if not barebones.

New story! Solving university needs with Drupal

A veteran of the web publishing and sports media industries, Jeff Diecks leads professional services and client delivery at Mediacurrent and is an active member of the Drupal community. Jeff also organizes events for his local Louisiana Drupal Users Group and Drupalcamp New Orleans. read more

New story! Install MongoDB with RockMongo on CentOS 7

  • RoseHosting.com Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on May 3, 2016 12:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this article we will show you how to install MongoDB with RockMongo on a CentOS 7 VPS. MongoDB is a NoSQL document-oriented database and it is cross-platform which makes the process of data integration faster and much easier.

New story! Performance monitoring with Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 3, 2016 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows the installation and configuration of Monitorix on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). Monitorix is a free, lightweight, open source monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible on servers and desktops. It consists mainly of two programs: a collector, called Monitorix, which is a Perl daemon that is started automatically as a system service, and a CGI script called monitorix.cgi. Since 3.0 version Monitorix includes its own HTTP server built in, so you aren't forced to install a third-party web server to use it.

New story! How to plot a bar graph on Gnuplot

A bar graph is a plot which visualizes data values using proportional-size bars. Bar charts are useful when you want to compare multiple items among different categories. As you can imagine, they are much more effective than a table of numerical data.

New story! Appreciating the full power of open

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 3, 2016 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last year was a big year for open source. As Wired put it, 2015 was the year open source software "went nuclear". More people than ever seem to realize the power of open—not just as a programming methodology, but as a better way to accomplish just about anything. read more

New story! The Sun Shines Through the Rain at the Linux Workshop

Sometimes it's downright easy to tell the difference between synchronicity and mere coincidence.

New story! Rugged Jetson TX1 carrier boards released

Connect Tech released two more carrier boards for Nvidia’s Linux-driven Jetson TX1 COM: the basic Oribtty and more feature-rich, mini-PCIe enabled Elroy. A month ago, Connect Tech launched its Astro carrier board built around Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 computer-on-module, as well as a rugged “Rosie” embedded computer based on the Astro. Shortly afterward, the Ontario-based company […]

New story! VLC Media Player 2.2.3 Improves MKV Tags Support, Fixes WMV Regression

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 3, 2016 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
VideoLAN released a new maintenance build for the stable 2.2 series of their popular, cross-platform, and open-source VLC Media Player software, version 2.2.3, for all supported platforms.

New story! Rugged IoT gateway runs Linux on Atom

Axiomtek’s rugged, Atom E3815-based “ICO300-MI” IoT gateway features Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT v3.1, and operates over -20 to 70°C. We missed Axiomtek’s ICO300-MI gateway the first time around, but the company has now relaunched the product to promote the addition of Intel IoT Gateway Technology and the Linux-based Wind River Intelligent Device Platform […]

New story! Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04 Dark Edition Includes Kwantum Style to Reduce Eyestrain

The Manjaro Linux community proudly announces the release of the first ever Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04 Dark Edition operating system, a variant of Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04.

New story! Two Tips to Keep Your Phone's Encrypted Messages Encrypted

End-to-end encryption by default is quickly becoming the new standard for any communications app that claims to care about the privacy of those who use it. But not all encryption is created equal. And default doesn't always mean default.

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