New story! Bare metal and Virtual Machine Provisioning through Foreman Server

Foreman is a free and open source tool that can provision bare metal and create virtual machine instances under public and provide cloud.

New story! Now available: The Open Organization Leaders Manual

Organizations are becoming more open—but that certainly doesn't mean they don't need leaders. In fact, the demand for effective leadership hasn't abated in the age of the networked organization. If anything, it's increased. But yesterday's leadership strategies and tactics just won't cut it today. The open organization community at Opensource.com understands this—perhaps more acutely than anyone. So we've written a book about it. read more

New story! Transitioning to Python 3

The Python language, which is not new but continues to gain momentum and users as if it were, has changed remarkably little since it first was released. I don't mean to say that Python hasn't changed; it has grown, gaining functionality and speed, and it's now a hot language in a variety of domains, from data science to test automation to education.

New story! How to gain encrypted email on the Chromebook

I needed to use encryption on my Chromebook. For the longest time I was working with encryption apps, like Minilock. Eventually it became clear this wasn't the most efficient use of my time. So I waited for a better solution.

New story! 7 cool little open source projects that stood out in 2016

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2016 12:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the early days of the open source movement, a lot of the attention was on operating systems, and later on large content management systems. These days, containers are mentioned regularly even in mainstream news outlets. The big tech stories are great, but they miss the other great activity in the niches of the open source space. I've rounded up seven interesting lesser-known projects from the past year. You can see more articles about projects like this in my Nooks and Crannies column. read more

New story! More Examples of Microsoft and Its Patent Trolls Taxing Linux, Even After Microsoft 'Joined' (Paid) the Linux Foundation

A quick look at the past week's news and clues about Microsoft's (and its broad army of patent trolls) strategy for taxing Linux, or imposing bundling at zero cost (to Microsoft)

New story! Rugged Skylake embedded PC has wide range power

Axiomtek’s “eBOX565-500-FL” computer runs Linux or Windows on dual-core Intel 6th Gen CPUs, and offers four USB 3.0 ports and wide-range power. The eBOX565-500-FL updates the two-year-old eBOX560-880-FL embedded PC, which provides dual-core Intel 4th Gen “Haswell” Core and Celeron CPUs. The very similar eBOX565-500-FL instead taps the 14nm Intel 6th Gen “Skylake” ULT processors, […]

New story! 4 open source peer-to-peer marketplaces

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2016 8:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Peer-to-peer marketplaces have been booming, and PwC predicts the market will go from $15 billion in 2013 to $355 billion in 2025. read more

New story! Google Chrome 55 Fixes Flaws, Blocks Flash

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 6, 2016 7:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The long, slow march of Adobe's Flash technology off the web has reached another milestone with the debut of Google's Chrome 55 web browser.

New story! openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Now Officially Available as 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 Image

openSUSE Project, through Douglas DeMaio, announces a 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 image of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system.

New story! Red Hat brings full JBoss software stack to OpenShift

Red Hat's Java Enterprise Edition middleware stack is now available on the company's Plaform-as-a-Service cloud.

New story! Troubleshooting disk usage on a Linux server with ncdu

  • LinuxBSDos.com; By finid (Posted by finid on Dec 6, 2016 3:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
That pointed to a disk is full situation. Not good! Now I have to find out what application or applications chewed up whatever free disk space I had left. That’s when I thought about the easiest tool to use when troubleshooting disk usage on a Linux server – ncdu.

New story! RaspArch, the Arch Linux Remix for Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs, Now Shipping with Yaourt

After announcing the release of a new version of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux operating system for Intel Compute Stick devices, Arne Exton today announced the availability of RaspArch Build 161205.

New story! 7 Linux predictions for 2017

In 2017, Bryan Lunduke sees changes for the Linux desktop market, Canonical shifting its focus, changes for Ubuntu installation and more.

New story! Why I'm joining Mozilla's Board, by Helen Turvey

Today, I’m very honored to join Mozilla’s Board. Firefox is how I first got in contact with Mozilla. The browser was my first interaction with free and open source software. I downloaded it in 2004, not with any principled stance

New story! Try Fedora in the cloud for free with Dply

  • Fedora Magazine; By Matthew Miller (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2016 11:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, Fedora
Fedora 25 is now available on Dply. Dply is a new experimental cloud provider which lets you run an instance for two hours at a time — for free, with no catch.

New story! PiCluster: Simplified Container Orchestration

PiCluster is a simple way to manage Docker containers on multiple hosts.

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.

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