New story! Fancy Tricks for Changing Numeric Base

In this article, I'm covering something that's a little abstruse: converting numeric bases within shell scripts.

New story! 6 Excellent Console Linux File Managers

Console based applications are light on system resources (very useful on low specified machines), can be faster and more efficient than their graphical counterparts, they do not stop working when X is restarted, and are perfect for scripting purposes. When designed well, console applications offer a surprisingly improvement in productivity. The applications are leaner, faster, easier to maintain, and remove the need to have installed a whole raft of libraries.

New story! Cinnamon 3.0.4 Desktop Updates the Overlay Scrollbar, Sound and Menu Applets

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 29, 2016 9:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While the Linux Mint 18 operating system is still in heavy development, Clement Lefebvre and his team of developers announced a new update for the Cinnamon 3.0 desktop environment.

New story! Wine 1.9.11 Gets Direct3D 11 Improvements, DirectSound Down-Mixing Support

The Wine team announced the release of the eleventh milestone towards Wine 2.0, adding more improvements and fixing issues with various Windows applications and games.

New story! SteamOS 2.80 beta, a Linux Unity3D editor update, and more open gaming news

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the SteamOS 2.80 beta, a Linux Unity3D editor update, and new games out for Linux.

New story! LeMaker Guitar review

With a remarkably familiar form-factor and intriguing name, does the LeMaker Guitar fill a hole in the computer-on-module market?

New story! Working with Command Arguments

In this article, I want to cover a more fundamental aspect of shell scripting: working with command arguments. I suspect that most shell scripts go through an evolution with their command flags, a

New story! Gentoo Linux 20160514 Screenshot Tour

Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new live DVD, code-named 'Choice Edition', to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers. The live DVD is available in two flavors - a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an x86_64 multilib version. The x86-amd64-32ul ISO image will work on 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64. If CPU architecture is x86, then boot with the default 'gentoo' kernel. If the architectures is amd64, boot with the 'gentoo64' kernel. The amd64-multilib ISO image is for x86_64 CPUs only and will not boot on x86 CPUs. The live DVD features a superb list of packages: Linux kernel 4.5, X.Org Server 1.18.3, Plasma 5.6.2, Firefox 45.0.1, LibreOffice 5.1.2, GIMP 2.9.2, Blender 2.72b, Chromium 50.0.2661.75.

New story! An intro to Linux commands, the EU's open source mathematics toolbox, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 28, 2016 9:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at an open source toolbox for mathematics, some reasons Linux is a growing trend in business, an introduction to the Linux command line, and more. read more

New story! Secure Desktops with Qubes: Installation

This is the second in a multipart series on the Qubes operating system. In my first article, I gave an overall introduction to Qubes and how it differs from most other desktop Linux distributions, namely in the way it focuses on compartmentalizing applications within different VMs to limit what attackers have access to in the event they compromise a VM.

New story! Install WordPress with Nginx on openSUSE

As you already know WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.

New story! CentOS 6.8 Released

CentOS 6.8 was released this week. With a number of security and performance updates, it provides a more stable and secure experience for CentOS 6 users.

New story! Linux Howto: Remote Syslog Logging With Rsyslog

This in-depth tutorial walks you through step-by-step setting up such a system using the very popular rsyslog system logging daemon.

New story! Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.6 Launches with Updated Hacking Tools, Kernel 4.2

Raffaele Forte, the maintainer of the Ubuntu-based BackBox Linux operating system designed for penetration testing and forensic analysis operations, announced the release of BlackBox Linux 4.6.

New story! EMC Targets Cloud and IoT with UniK, an Open Source Unikernel Tool

EMC's open source UniK unikernel orchestration tool promises to ease unikernel-based application deployment for the cloud and IoT.

New story! Top 5: turns 19, an Arduino giveaway, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Alex Sanchez (Posted by bob on May 28, 2016 8:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
Jen is out this week, but she'll be back June 3 with her usual top 5 video. In the meantime, here's a look at some of this week's best articles.

New story! Secure Desktops with Qubes: Introduction

This is the first in a multipart series on Qubes OS, a security-focused operating system that is fundamentally different from any other Linux desktop I've ever used and one I personally switched to during the past couple months.

New story! Rugged Tegra X1 module stack is loaded with I/O options

CEI’s “TX1-SOM and Carrier” combines Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 COM with a rugged carrier board featuring GbE, USB 3.0, MIPI-CSI, and an M.2 socket with PCIe. Like Connect Tech’s Astro carrier board, the “TX1-SOM and Carrier” from Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI) expands upon Nvidia’s Ubuntu-ready Jetson TX1 computer-on-module, which launched last November.......

New story! How to Show All Users in MySQL

This is a common question most beginner MySQL users ask. We notice it all over the internet and on our blog too. It’s frequently asked because there are other MySQL commands for displaying information about the database, for example: SHOW DATABASES will list out all the databases, SHOW TABLES will display all the tables in your MySQL database etc. It’s not unusual for people to assume that there should be a “SHOW USERS” command in MySQL. Well, there isn’t one. Luckily there’s a way to list MySQL users and in this tutorial we’ll explain how do that.

New story! SuperTux Returns, Proprietary Open Source & More...

Also included: Google in a TKO over Oracle, four distro releases and Microsoft's latest trick to force Windows 10 upgrades.

New story! Rise of Open Cloud Architecture and Over-the-Top (OTT) Network Services

To meet greater traffic demands and lower operating costs, some of the world’s largest service providers today are looking at open source software to deliver new network services using OpenStack and Linux containers.

New story! Op-ed: Oracle attorney: Google’s court victory might kill the GPL

"The developer community may be celebrating today what it perceives as a victory in Oracle v. Google. Google won a verdict that an unauthorized, commercial, competitive, harmful use of software in billions of products is fair use. No copyright expert would have ever predicted such a use would be considered fair. Before celebrating, developers should take a closer look. Not only will creators everywhere suffer from this decision if it remains intact, but the free software movement itself now faces substantial jeopardy."

New story! Turn Your Old Laptop into a Chromebook

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 7:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
ou don’t have to buy a brand new laptop to use Chrome OS; you can now easily convert your old laptop or PC into a powerful Chromebook.

New story! Shellmo: Aquatic 3D printed robot for fun and education

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 5:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Recently I came across a very interesting open hardware project called Shellmo. What caught my eye was that it's a 3D printed crustacean that seems to have no apparent real world use, though with a little creativity I can see educational implications. read more

New story! How to Use Incron to Monitor Important Files and Folders

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 4:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
What if you knew of a tool that could monitor files for change and then report the changes within /var/log/syslog or take some action when a file was modified? There is such a tool.

New story! How to Setup MySQL Master-Master Replication

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 2:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This article consolidates information from several sources into the format I use to setup MySQL Master/Master Replication. The beauty of Linux and open source is that there are many different ways to do this. Please take a look at my references and use them to accommodate any needs you may have.

New story! Researcher Pockets $30,000 in Chrome Bounties

  • threat post; By Michael Mimoso (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 1:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Security researcher Mariusz Mlynski is having a good month. Having cashed in earlier in May to the tune of $15,500, Mlynski pocketed another $30,000 courtesy of Google’s bug bounty program after four high-severity vulnerabilities were patched in the Chrome browser...

New story! Solus Project Announces New Tool for Enabling Better Steam Integration on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 27, 2016 11:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Steam
Ikey Doherty and the Solus Project announced today the availability of a new project that aims to integrate the Steam client on various GNU/Linux operating systems much better.

New story! Font improvements in Fedora 24 Workstation

Cantarell is the default font in Fedora Workstation. It comes courtesy of the GNOME desktop community, which designed and chose Cantarell. Recently the maintainers of Canatrell have done a great deal of work on the typeface to improve readability and appearance. There are... Continue Reading →

New story! SuperTux 0.4 review

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 10:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
This classic Linux game finally sees an update

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