New story! SolydXK 9 Linux Distributions Enter Beta Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch"

The developers of the Debian-based SolydX and SolydK GNU/Linux distributions announced today that the upcoming SolydXK 9 stable release entered Beta phase with Live ISO images available now for public testing.

New story! 18 open source translation tools to localize your project

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2017 2:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Localization plays a central role in the ability to customize an open source project to suit the needs of users around the world. Besides coding, language translation is one of the main ways people around the world contribute to and engage with open source projects. There are tools specific to the language services industry (surprised to hear that's a thing?) that enable a smooth localization process with a high level of quality. Categories that localization tools fall into include: read more

New story! 46-inch touchscreen AiO has optional mirror view for augmented reality

Advantech’s “UTC-542” AiO PC runs Ubuntu or Android on Skylake, and offers hot-swap SATA and a 42.6-inch, IP65 touchscreen with optional mirror coating. Advantech announced a 42.6-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio, all-in-one (AiO) HD touchscreen computer designed for interactive display applications. The IP65 protected system is notable for its dual hot-swappable HDD/SSD slots with RAID 0/1 […]

New story! Learn Lisp Programming with Free Books

Lisp (derives from "LISt Processing") is one of the oldest programming languages. It was invented in 1958, with the language being conceived by John McCarthy and is based on his paper "Recursive Functions of Symbolic Expressions and Their Computation by Machine". Over the years, Lisp has evolved into a family of programming languages. The most commonly used general-purpose dialects are Common Lisp and Scheme. Other dialects include Franz Lisp, Interlisp, Portable Standard Lisp, XLISP and Zetalisp.

New story! Linux is Running on Almost All of the Top 500 Supercomputers

  • It's FOSS (Posted by abhishekpc on Jun 26, 2017 9:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linux is still running on more than 99% of the top 500 fastest supercomputers in the world. Same as last year, 498 out of top 500 supercomputers run Linux while remaining 2 run Unix.

New story! Walmart takes its Amazon battle to the clouds

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2017 8:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
The battle between the retail giants will take place not only on the streets but on the cloud as well.

New story! Linux-ready PC/104 board runs on 6 to 7 Watts

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2017 7:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Win Enterprises announced a “MB-83310” PC/104 COM with a Vortex DX3 SoC, GbE, Fast Ethernet, SATA, M.2, and a -20 to 70°C operating range. Win Enterprises has unveiled a PC/104 2.5 form-factor module that runs Linux, WES7, Windows XPE, DOS 6.22, or QNX (on request) on DMP’s dual-core, 1GHz Vortex86DX3 SoC. The x86 architecture DX3 […]

New story! Linux Kernels 4.4.74 LTS and 3.18.58 Fix Memory Leaks and Add More Improvements

Only two days after releasing the Linux 4.11.7 and 4.9.34 LTS kernel updates, Greg Kroah-Hartman is today announcing the availability of new maintenance releases for the long-term supported Linux 4.4 and 3.18 kernel series.

New story! When not to use a JavaScript framework

As the internet has evolved, web development has grown well beyond its intended abilities—for good and bad. To smooth over the rougher edges, web developers have invented a plethora of frameworks, both small and not so small. This has been good for developers, because browser fragmentation and standards problems abound, especially for those who want new features in APIs and more unified syntax for those features. read more

New story! LFCS Regular Expression (Part 2)

  • Linux.org; By Jarret B (Posted by kprojects on Jun 26, 2017 1:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
When dealing with files and folders on a system or even going through the contents of a file you will need to understand ‘Regular Expression’. ‘Regular Expression’ are characters used to define a pattern. The pattern can be used to search through a text file or listing files and folders.

Sometime instead of ‘Regular Expression’ you may see ‘regex’ or ‘regexp’.

New story! How Linux and makerspaces can strengthen our social fabric

In recent years, we've seen the rise of makerspaces, a new social invention where people with shared interests, especially in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), gather to work on projects and share ideas. read more

New story! Debian Linux reveals Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake processors have broken hyper-threading

The latest Intel chips have a nasty bug that causes unpredictable system behavior.

New story! 3 Easy Ways To Get A Summary Of Disk Usage (Directory & Folders Size) In Linux

Print a disk usage summary to get an actual disk usage on your system.

New story! Upcoming Fedora Atomic Host lifecycle changes

The Fedora Project ships new Fedora Server and Workstation releases at roughly six-month intervals. It then maintains each release for around thirteen months. So Fedora N is supported by the community until one month after the release of Fedora N+2. Since... Continue Reading →

New story! Debian Devs Urge Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake Users to Disable HyperThreading

Debian developer Henrique de Moraes Holschuh is warning users of the popular GNU/Linux distribution about a new security flaw that affects Intel's 6th and 7th generation Skylake and Kaby Lake processors supporting HyperThreading.

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

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