New story! Microsoft recommends you ignore Microsoft-recommended update

Left hand quits trying to meet right hand, waves at customers saying 'don't break Skype' Earlier this month, Microsoft gave the world .NET Framework 4.7 and urged users to install it for the usual reasons: more fun bits to play with and a security improvements.…

New story! Introduction to Bash shell redirections

  • linuxconfig.org; By Egidio Docile (Posted by linuxer on Jun 26, 2017 3:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, LPI
Redirection is the ability to redirect the input and output of various commands to and from files or devices. We are going to see how redirecting works in Bash: the default shell in the majority of Linux distributions.

New story! Google's Chrome OS Team Is Experimenting with Refreshed Sign-In/Lock Screens

Google's Chromium evangelist François Beaufort recently revealed that the Chrome OS team is currently experimenting with refreshed versions of the Sing-In and Lock screens in the operating system.

New story! Honeypots and the Internet of Things

  • SecureList; By Vladimir Kuskov, Mikhail Kuzin, Yaroslav Shmelev, Denis Makrushin, Igor Grachev (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2017 12:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Security; Groups: Community
There were a number of incidents in 2016 that triggered increased interest in the security of so-called IoT or 'smart' devices. They included, among others, the record-breaking DDoS attacks against the French hosting provider OVH and the US DNS provider Dyn. These attacks are known to have been launched with the help of a massive botnet made up of routers, IP cameras, printers and other devices.

New story! To compete or to collaborate? 4 criteria for making the call

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 10:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In my series on becoming more open, I've written about selecting teammates for an open project, working with people that have different personalities, and encouraging front-line decision-making. read more

New story! digiKam 5.6 Professional Photo Management App Released with HTML Gallery Tool

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 25, 2017 8:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The digiKam development team is pleased to announce the release of digiKam 5.6, a new stable update of the open-source and cross-platform professional photo management app for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

New story! Why aren't more researchers using open source?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 6:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Academic researchers depend on a variety of highly specialized software to power their studies. The commercial software options in common use are expensive; either investigators must purchase a large number of licenses for common applications like data analysis tools, or they have to buy costly single licenses for specialized software, such as an application for a specific laboratory device. read more

New story! Red Hat moves into remote offices with Hyperconverged Infrastructure

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 4:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat's new Hyperconverged Infrastructure brings datacenter capabilites into your branch offices.

New story! LibreOffice 6.0 to Automatically Update Itself on GNU/Linux, but There's a Catch

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 25, 2017 2:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
LibreOffice developer Markus Mohrhard recently announced that his work on the new automatic updater for the upcoming LibreOffice 6.0 office suite for Linux is finally ready to see the light of day.

New story! 3 mistakes to avoid when learning to code in Python

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 12:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
It's never easy to admit when you do things wrong, but making errors is part of any learning process, from learning to walk to learning a new programming language, such as Python. Here's a list of three things I got wrong when I was learning Python, presented so that newer Python programmers can avoid making the same mistakes. These are errors that either I got away with for a long time or that that created big problems that took hours to solve. Take heed young coders, some of these mistakes are afternoon wasters! read more

New story! Rockstor: A Solid Cloud Storage Solution for Small or Home Office

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 10:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, Linux
The Linux platform can do quite a lot of things; it can be just about anything need it to be and function in nearly any form. One of the many areas in which Linux excels is that of storage. With the help of a few constituent pieces, you can have a powerful NAS or cloud storage solution up and running.

New story! Developing cloud apps: 3 ways to be more efficient

3 ways IT leaders can avoid the "create because we can" mentality

New story! 7 Great Linux Design Tools Digital Artists Should Know

If you are a digital artist, Linux offers some of the best design tools you can use to create outstanding designs. Here are 7 of the best Linux design tools you should use.

New story! Canonical Makes It Easy to Install Unity7 on Ubuntu 17.10, GNOME Remains Default

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 25, 2017 5:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
It looks like Unity 7 is not dead yet, as Canonical's Will Cooke is now informing the community that the Ubuntu Desktop team has been working lately on making it easier for users to install the Unity 7 session and related packages on Ubuntu 17.10.

New story! Microsoft and Bill Gates Become More Actively Involved in Their Biggest Patent Troll (and World's Biggest Troll), Intellectual Ventures

The world's largest patent troll, which reportedly operates (litigates) through literally thousands of shells, has received yet more financial aid from Microsoft and Bill Gates

New story! Firefox Focus for Android, Torvalds reflects on Linux, and more news

  • Opensource.com; By Joshua Allen Holm (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 1:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Android, Linux
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source seeds, the release of Firefox Focus for Android, and more. Open source news roundup for June 11-24, 2017.

New story! Android 7.1.1 Nougat Is Rolling Out to Sony Xperia X and X Compact Smartphones

After seeding the Android 7.0 (Nougat) software update to Sony Xperia XA, Xperia XA Dual SIM, Xperia XA Ultra, and Xperia XA Ultra Dual SIM models, Sony Mobile is now rolling out the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update to Xperia X and X Compact phones.

New story! How to auto answer Yes or No to Linux-Unix commands.

In this article we will be discussing how we can auto answer Yes or No to Linux-Unix commands to make sysadmins life easier.

New story! Beneath Red Hat's and Oracle's Earnings Reports

A look at what Red Hat is selling to raise its bottom line offers some insight into what's going on in IT these days. Most of the company's income, 88 percent of the total, came from subscriptions revolving around RHEL and its related technologies. Ansible, a DevOps automation engine that's often used with Kubernetes deployments, was big, responsible for six of the quarter's transactions of over $1 million. This included one deal valued at over $5 million -- "our largest deal ever for Ansible," according to Shander.

New story! GNOME 3.26 Improves Control Center's Network, Online Accounts & Printers Panels

Development of the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment continues as planned, and, as we reported earlier this week, the third milestone (GNOME 3.25.3) has been released with various updates and bug fixes across multiple components and apps.

New story! Get Ready for Open Source Summit 2017 in Los Angeles

One of the biggest open source events in the world is right around the corner, and the full schedule has now been announced. The Open Source Summit -- Sept. 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA -- features more than 200 sessions, with additional breakout sessions throughout the day covering technical, leadership, and professional open source tracks.

New story! Fedora Games Spin 25

  • Linux.org; By Jarret B (Posted by kprojects on Jun 24, 2017 10:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Games
There are many Linux gaming distros. Most of the gaming distros are based off of Debian, but this one is Red Hat. For those people who prefer Red Hat systems over Debian then this gaming system is for you.

New story! This Week in Open Source: Insurance Market & Blockchain, Cloud Foundry is Ubiquitous in the Enterprise & More

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2017 8:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud, Linux
This week in open source, blockchain technology, like that of Hyperledger, is being adopted by the insurance market, Cloud Foundry continues its steady incline of adoption, and more!

New story! Top 5: Getting started with Python, Ansible to manage PostgreSQL, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Ben Cotton (Posted by bob on Jun 24, 2017 6:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games, Python
In this week's Top 5, we highlight machine learning, games, DevOps, and more! Using open source tools to play Dungeons and Dragons Joe Kline shares how he uses open source tools to play role-playing games – both in person and online. Create scenarios, develop maps, and do more with tools you know and love.

New story! Linux Lite

Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution that is based on the well known Ubuntu LTS and targeted at Windows users. Its mission is to provide a complete set of applications to support users' everyday computing needs, including a complete office suite, media players and other essential applications.

New story! Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux

pass is a simple command line password manager for Linux which stores password inside of a gpg encrypted file.

New story! Ultimate Edition 5.4

  • Linux.org; By Jarret B (Posted by kprojects on Jun 24, 2017 12:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
For those who like a visually enhanced form of Linux then Ultimate Edition 5.4 is for you. The graphics are extremely nice compared to other versions of Linux I have seen.

With animated cursors and having its own desktop called ‘Budgie’ the Operating System (OS) is visually pleasing.

New story! Linux owns supercomputing

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 10:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In the latest Top500 supercomputer race, only two -- count 'em, two -- of the world's fastest computers aren't running Linux.

New story! gThumb: View and manage your photos in Fedora

Fedora uses Eye of GNOME to display images, but it’s a very basic program. Out of the box, Fedora doesn’t have a great tool for managing photos. If you’re familiar with the Fedora Workstation’s desktop environment, GNOME, then you may be... Continue Reading →

New story! Coarse Geotagging with Bash and Google Maps

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Jun 23, 2017 7:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
If all you want is to geotag photos with coordinates of the city where they were taken, a simple Bash shell script is all your need.

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