New story! How to Install Firefox Quantum on Debian Stretch Linux

Firefox 57 is easily the best update to come to Firefox ever. Mozilla even named this release "Quantum" because of how dramatically the browser speed improved. Couple that with the complete redesign of Firefox's UI, and you have a pretty dramatic change.

New story! Linus Torvalds 'sorry' for swearing, blames popularity of Linux itself

More than 20 pulls a day on his desk, v.4.15 bloating and a Thanksgiving trip to pack for made Linus testy Linux overlord. Linus Torvalds has apologised – a bit – for calling some security-centric kernel contributors “f*cking morons”.

New story! 'Gimme Gimme Gimme' Easter egg in man breaks automated tests at 00:30

  • The Register; By Andrew Silver (Posted by bob on Nov 23, 2017 5:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Wow, I see what you did there *rolls eyes*. The maintainer of the Linux manual program man has scrapped an "Easter egg" after it broke a user's automatic code tests.

New story! Chromebook exploit earns researcher second $100k bounty

For Google's bug bounty accountants, lightning just struck twice. In September 2016, an anonymous hacker called Gzob Qq earned $100,000 (?75,000) for reporting a critical "persistent compromise" exploit of Google's Chrome OS, used by Chromebooks.

New story! Open Source Cloud Skills and Certification Are Key for SysAdmins

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Esther Shein (Posted by bob on Nov 23, 2017 1:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
System administrator is one of the most common positions employers are looking to fill among 53 percent of respondents to the 2017 Open Source Jobs Report. Consequently, sysadmins with skills in engineering can command higher salaries, as these positions are among the hardest to fill, the report finds.

New story! qBittorrent 4.0 Is a Massive Update of the Open-Source BitTorrent Client

qBittorrent, the open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Qt for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements.

New story! Open source Linux-on-Zynq SBC debuts new FPGA add-on standard

Opal Kelly’s “SYZYGY Brain-1” SBC, which runs Linux on a Zynq-7012S, is a proof of concept for its SYZYGY standard for FPGA-driven peripherals. FPGA development firm Opal Kelly has gone to Crowd Supply to launch a development board to showcase its SYZYGY standard for FPGA peripheral expansion.

New story! Containers are Linux - But What About Windows?

VIDEO: Chris Wright, CTO of Red Hat discusses the intersection of Windows and Linux containers and how Red Hat now works with Microsoft.

New story! 5 approaches to learning Python

Python is a powerful, versatile programming language that's popular with open source software developers. Whether you're a seasoned developer looking to test your code, or you just want to learn the basics, the following resources might help. read more

New story! How to Set Up Private DNS Servers with BIND on Ubuntu 16.04

How to Set Up Private DNS Servers with BIND on Ubuntu 16.04.

New story! Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?

  • Random thoughts, conocimiento no conocido, yachay mana yachasqachu; By Amos Batto (Posted by amosbatto on Nov 22, 2017 4:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Android, Linux
The tech industry is promoting planned obsolescence and the monetization of user's personal data. Are we willing to pay more for laptops, tablets and smartphones which buck these trends?

New story! How DevOps eliminates development bottlenecks

The Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Ranger program is a community of volunteers that gives professional guidance, practical experience, and gap-filling solutions to the developer community. read more

New story! How To Empty a File, Delete N Lines From a File, Remove Matching String From a File, And Remove Empty/Blank Lines From a File In Linux?

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Nov 22, 2017 2:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: File Manipulation Tips & Tricks.

New story! 14 Linux apps that will change how you work

  • Network World; By Mark Gibbs (Posted by MLD67 on Nov 22, 2017 1:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Here are 14 killer Linux office productivity apps you may not know about – everything from GnuCash for accounting to GIMP for image editing to GnoTime for time management.

New story! 10 Best LaTeX Editors For Linux

  • It's FOSS; By Ankush (Posted by abhishekpc on Nov 22, 2017 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
nce you get over the learning curve, there is nothing like LaTex. Here are the best LaTex editors for Linux and other systems.

New story! Open education: How students save money by creating open textbooks

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 22, 2017 9:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Most people consider a college education the key to future success, but for many students, the cost is insurmountable. The growing open educational resource (OER) movement is attempting to address this problem by providing a high-quality, low-cost alternative to traditional textbooks, while at the same time empowering students and educators in innovative ways. One of the leaders in this movement is Robin DeRosa, a professor at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. read more

New story! OpenMandriva Is Dropping 32-Bit Support, OpenMandriva Lx 3.03 Is the Last One

OpenMandriva announced a few moments ago the release of OpenMandriva Lx 3.03, the third installment of the 3.x series of the operating system bringing several improvements and up-to-date apps.

New story! 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays

Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL SBC was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a slightly […]

New story! Open-source defenders turn on each other in 'bizarre' trademark fight sparked by GPL fall out

Tempest in a teapot scalds FOSS world. Special report Two organizations founded to help and support developers of free and open-source software have locked horns in public, betraying a long-running quarrel rumbling mostly behind the scenes.

New story! Capital One Previews Fintech Tuned Container Platform

We're accustomed to seeing proprietary vendors embrace open source. What we don't see very often is the opposite, open source developers moving into the world of proprietary software. We're seeing that today with Capital One's beta release of Critical Stack, its Kubernetes compatible container technology.

New story! How to Install WordPress on CentOS with Centmin Mod

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By ThisHosting.Rocks (Posted by Feenta on Nov 22, 2017 1:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
The easiest way to install WordPress on a CentOS server. Using Centmin Mod, you can install WordPress, configure and secure the server, and take care of everything in a matter of minutes.

New story! As Google clamps down, 'Droid developer warns 'breaking day' is coming

The Chocolate Factory plugs accessibility fudge Mobile app developers are being forced to rewrite their code as Google attempts to tame Android's Wild West.

New story! Kali Linux 2017.3 Ethical Hacking OS Brings InSpy, Sublist3r, and SMB3.0 Support

Offensive Security announced a few moments ago the release and general availability of the Kali Linux 2017.3 ISO snapshot of their popular ethical hacking and penetration testing GNU/Linux distribution.

New story! Fedora 27 GNOME: Quick Screenshot Tour

Fedora 27 has been released on the 14th of November 2017. Let's have a quick whistlestop tour through the GNOME version of this operating system.

New story! Why the open source community needs a diverse supply chain

At this year's Opensource.com Community Moderator's meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst made a comment that stuck with me. "Open source's supply chain is source code," he said, "and the people making up that supply chain aren't very diverse." Diversity and inclusivity in the technology industry—and in open source communities more specifically—have received a lot of coverage, both on Opensource.com and elsewhere. One approach to the issue foregrounds arguments about concepts that are more abstract—like human decency, for example. read more

New story! Banana Backups

Even though the modern Raspberry Pi 3 has a faster CPU, the old Banana Pi still beats it on network and disk I/O. This makes it pretty ideal as a standalone system for home network backups, depending on your needs.

New story! LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Ubuntu MATE 17.10

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Nov 21, 2017 6:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
The much awaited release of Ubuntu 17.10 and its shift from Unity to Gnome has got both positive and negative reviews. But it is important to note that when Ubuntu left Gnome, it was Gnome 2. Supported by a group of FOSS enthusiasts Gnome 2 lives as Mate today. Also, Mate is one of the officially supported flavors of Ubuntu. So here is LinuxAndUbuntu’s review of the Ubuntu Mate 17.10.?

New story! Statement on FCC proposal to roll back net neutrality in the U.S.

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2017 4:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Today, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the next step in their plan to roll back net neutrality. The FCC still has time to remove the vote from the...

New story! 7 tools for analyzing performance in Linux with bcc/BPF

A new technology has arrived in Linux that can provide sysadmins and developers with a large number of new tools and dashboards for performance analysis and troubleshooting. It's called the enhanced Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF, or just BPF), although these enhancements weren't developed in Berkeley, they operate on much more than just packets, and they do much more than just filtering. I'll discuss one way to use BPF on the Fedora and Red Hat family of Linux distributions, demonstrating on Fedora 26. read more

New story! Finding Files with mlocate: Part 3

  • Linux.com; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2017 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
You are probably also aware of xargs as well as the find command. Our trusty friend locate can also play nicely with the --null option of xargs by outputting all of the results onto one line (without spaces which isn’t great if you want to read it yourself) by using the -0 switch like this:

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