New story! Google Patches Android for 74 Vulnerabilities in December Update

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 5, 2016 8:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Android
Final scheduled security update for Android in 2016 brings a long list of security fixes including 11 critical flaws.

New story! Step by Step Guide to Bodhi Linux 4.0.0

This free guide explains in simple language how to get started with Bodhi Linux 4 and how to make the most of the Moksha desktop.

New story! Pico-ITX SBC runs Ubuntu on Braswell

DFI announced an Intel Braswell based “BW051” Pico-ITX SBC with up to 8GB DDR3L, mini-PCIe, SATA 3.0, mSATA, and Linux support. DFI, which earlier this year tapped Intel’s “Braswell” generation of SoCs for its BW968 COM Express Compact Type 6 module, has now chosen Braswell for a Pico-ITX SBC. The 100 x 72mm BW051 ships […]

New story! How to use and make the most of fuser command in Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2016 4:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Suppose you are given a task to identify the processes that are using a particular file, and then kill them one by one - all this has to be done from the command line. What would you do? Well, if you are a command line newbie, I am sure you'd be clueless, asking around for help. But command line pros will likely have an idea that there exists a command line utility in Linux that lets you identify processes based on the files (or directories, or sockets) they are accessing. Not only that, the tool also allows you to kill these processes, so you don't have to use the kill or killall commands separately. The command line utility we're talking about is fuser.

New story! Red Hat OpenStack Platform

The adoption of OpenStack in production environments has burgeoned, necessitating increased requirements for enhanced management and seamlessly integrated enterprise capabilities.

New story! Turn Raspberry Pi 3 Into a Powerful Media Player With RasPlex

This tutorial shows how to build an inexpensive Plex Media Player using Raspberry Pi 3 and RasPlex.

New story! Why Red Hat takes an 'upstream first' approach

The Red Hat brand has long been tied to Linux. But when it comes to topics like software-defined storage, not so much. "That's a problem," says Red Hat cloud evangelist Thomas Cameron. In a five-minute lightning talk at All Things Open 2016 he highlights the company's work on open source projects other than Linux. read more

New story! Linux Top 3: SparkyLinux 4.5, Mageia 5.1 and Peppermint 7

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2016 11:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Mageia
Lots of incremental rollup updates this week with new updates from SparkyLinux, Mageia and Peppermint

New story! choqok 1.6 Twitter Client was released and completely ported with KDE Frameworks 5

Choqok is a another great desktop app for Twitter client. Did you ever tried ?

New story! 10 open source tools for your sysadmin toolbox

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2016 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Sysadmins, no matter what platforms they work on, are awash in great open source software tools. In this article, we highlight well-known—and not-so-well-known—tools that have released new versions in 2016. read more

New story! Microsoft's Push for Software Patents Another Reminder That There is No 'New' Microsoft

Microsoft’s continued fascination with and participation in the effort to undermine Alice so as to make software patents, which the company uses to blackmail GNU/Linux vendors, widely acceptable and applicable again

New story! Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.23 Snap Creator for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 16.10

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 5, 2016 6:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's Snappy development team have released a new maintenance version of the Snapcraft 2.x tool that lets applications developers package their apps as Snap packages for Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distros.

New story! Linus Torvalds finds 163 reasons to wait a week for a new Linux

  • The Register; By Simon Sharwood (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2016 4:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linus Torvalds told the world that if it wanted a new Linux he needed a quiet week. But he didn't get it and now the world has an eighth release candidate of Linux 4.9 to consider.

New story! Eight great Linux gifts for the holiday season

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2016 1:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Here are some holiday present suggestions for the open-source or Linux fan on your gift list.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.9 Slated for December 11 Release as Linus Torvalds Outs RC8

A few moments ago, Linus Torvalds announced the availability of the eighth and last RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming Linux 4.9 kernel series for Linux-based operating systems.

New story! 2017 security predictions

From W-2 scams to WordPress vulnerabilities, ransomware, business email compromises, DDos attacks and allegations of a hacked presidential election -- 2016's been a hell of a year in cybersecurity, and it's not over yet.

New story! Little Kids Having Fun With "Terminal Train" In Ubuntu Linux

  • FossBytes; By Adarsh Verma (Posted by bob on Dec 4, 2016 6:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Linux is often stereotyped as the operating system for tech savvy users and developers. However, there are some fun Linux commands that one can use in spare time. A small utility named sl can be installed in Linux to play with the Terminal Train.

New story! Flash Facing Death as Google Launches Chrome 55

  • Telegiz; By Dane Lorica (Posted by bob on Dec 4, 2016 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google has launched Chrome 55 which will not support Adobe Flash.

New story! Growing the Duke University eNable chapter

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 4, 2016 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We started the Duke University eNable chapter with the simple mission of providing amputees in the Durham area of North Carolina with alternative prostheses, free of cost. read more

New story! How to embed Python code in C program

Python is one of the most popular programming languages due to its simple syntax, ease of learning and cross-platform support. Besides, many high quality Python libraries and modules are available at your disposal, allowing you to do heavy lifting with only a few lines of code. This makes Python one of the most productive ways […]Continue reading... The post How to embed Python code in C program appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

New story! Patent Trolls of Microsoft and Ericsson Are Trying to Tax Everything, Especially Linux Devices

An update on Intellectual Ventures and Unwired Planet, whose operations pose a growing problem for Free software and Linux-based products (e.g. Android)

New story! Best Features Of Linux Mint 18.1 ‘Serena’

Short Bytes: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena is slated to release later this December. Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Mint 18.1 will arrive with Cinnamon 3.2 and Linux kernel 4.4. It’ll remain supported until 2021. The beta version of Mint 18.1 is now available for download and testing.

New story! Parrot Security Could Be Your Next Security Tool

Parrot Security is a complete distribution, based on Debian Jessie core, which includes software for cryptography, cloud, anonymity, digital forensics, programming. The software list alone should be enough to have security and network admins rushing to download a copy.

New story! Firefox zero-day: Mozilla races to patch bug used to attack Tor browser users

Users of online anonymity network Tor are facing a new attack that uses nearly identical code to a Firefox exploit used by the FBI in 2013.

New story! Canonical and Docker Partner to Distribute Docker Releases as Snaps on Ubuntu

On the last day of November 2016, Canonical and Docker announced a new commercial agreement that promises to provide integrated enterprise support and SLAs for CS Docker Engine to the Ubuntu Linux community.

New story! 10 Great Moments from Linux Foundation 2016 Events

This year, more than 20,000 tech professionals gathered at 150 Linux Foundation events worldwide to learn and share open source technologies and best practices. Held in 46 cities across 14 countries -- from the U.S. and Canada, to Germany, Spain, China and Japan -- Linux Foundation events are where the creators, maintainers and practitioners of the world's most important open source projects meet.

New story! New IoT Botnet, Attackers Target Tor, and More…

Also included, Flash on life support, Mageia's new release, Ubuntu sets date for "Zesty Zapus" ...

New story! Top 5: Amazon Echo alternatives, a tutorial on the /dev directory on Linux, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2016 6:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In this week's Top 5, we highlight open source alternatives to the Amazon Echo, a tutorial on the /dev directory for your devices in Linux, our annual holiday gift guide for open source enthusiasts, 15 JavaScript frameworks and libraries to try, and open source alternatives to LastPass.

New story! How to send messages from Pandora FMS via Telegram

Monitoring your systems? Looking for a new channel to send alerts?

New story! What's new in OpenStack in 2016: A look at the Newton release

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2016 2:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenStack is on a six-month release cycle, with each release given a code name starting with consecutive letters of the alphabet. On October 7th, OpenStack Newton was released. Let's look at a few highlights from OpenStack's 2016 Newton release. read more

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