New story! Critical Firefox vulnerability fixed in 59.0.1

On Friday, Mozilla issued a security advisory for Firefox, the default web browser in Fedora. This advisory centered around two CVEs — both of which allowed an out of bounds memory write while processing Vorbis audio data, leading to arbitrary... Continue Reading →

New story! Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS Will Ship with a New Default Layout Called "Familiar"

Ubuntu MATE's lead developer Martin Wimpress announced that the forthcoming Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system would sport a brand-new default layout for new installations.

New story! FOSSA’s build analysis in fossa-cli now available as open source

FOSSA is open sourcing their dependency analysis infrastructure on GitHub.

New story! GitHub's Atom Hackable Text Editor Gets Performance, Responsiveness Improvements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 18, 2018 9:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
GitHub released a new stable version of their open-source and cross-platform Atom hackable text editor with a bunch of enhancements, bug fixes, a new Electron version, as well as performance and responsiveness improvements.

New story! Zorin OS 12.3 Linux Distro Released: Download The Perfect Windows Replacement

Calling itself a replacement for Windows and macOS, Zorin OS has been established as a beginner-friendly option that offers a smooth ride while making the transition. The latest Zorin OS 12.3 release works to strengthen the basics of the operating system and polishes the whole experience.

New story! Why a hard drive RAID array can save your bacon

  • ZD Net; By David Gewirtz (Posted by bob on Mar 18, 2018 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
How valuable is your data? If your storage drive crashed, would it ruin your day? Your week? Your entire career? Only you can answer those questions for yourself and your organization. But I'll tell you, personally, I need my files -- not only to get my day-to-day job done, but to reference older information and even look at personal keepsakes (like all my digital photos).

New story! Google Says Android Is as Secure as Apple's iOS and Wants You to Know That

Google's Android security chief David Kleidermacher told CNET today that the Linux-based Android mobile operating system the company develops for a wide range of devices is now as secure as Apple's iOS.

New story! Rugged, Kaby Lake based NVR system offers up to eight PoE ports

Aaeon’s automotive-focused “VPC-5600S” networked video recorder PC runs Linux or Windows on 7th Gen Core chips and offers dual hot-swappable SATA trays and 6x to 10x GbE ports, with 4x to 8x of those supporting PoE. Aaeon has launched a rugged VPC-5600S network video recorder (NVR) embedded computer with up to 10x Gigabit Ethernet ports, of which up to 8x support Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).

New story! Creating and Resizing XFS Partitions

  • LinuxHint; By Ranvir Singh (Posted by linuxhint on Mar 18, 2018 12:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this article, we will be using VirtualBox to demonstrate how to create a proper partition and format it with XFS filesystem. We also show you how to resize a XFS partition that already exists so you don't have to destroy it and create a new one.

New story! Chinas open source AI, a GitHub tool for licensing, and more news

  •; By Scott Nesbitt (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2018 10:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look China's open source AI technology, GitHub making open source licensing easier, the Eclipse Foundation taking over Java EE, and more. Open source news roundup for February 3-17, 2018.

New story! How Open Source Approach is Impacting Science

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Avimanyu Bandyopadhyay (Posted by elobga on Mar 17, 2018 8:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
How the Linux-based Operating System and Open Source are playing a significant role in the major scientific breakthroughs that are taking place in our daily lives.

New story! Weekend Reading: All Things Bash

Bash is a shell and command language. It is distributed widely as the default login shell for most Linux distributions. We've rounded up some of the most popular Bash-related articles for your weekend reading.

New story! Chromium and Firefox Web Browsers Are Now Installable as Snaps on Ubuntu Linux

Canonical has announced recently that the popular Chromium and Mozilla Firefox open-source web browsers are now installable as Snaps on Ubuntu and other Snap-powered operating systems.

New story! Private Internet Access Goes Open Source, New Raspbian Image Available, Scarlett Johansson Image an Attack Vector on PostgreSQL and More

  • Linux Journal; By Jill Franklin (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2018 12:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
News briefs for March 16, 2018.

New story! How to manage your passwords with Bitwarden, a LastPass alternative

Many people turn to popular services like LastPass and 1Password to help them wrangle their passwords. While solid, those services are also proprietary and closed source. So where can an open source enthusiast turn to find an alternative? Enter Bitwarden, an application that's aiming to become the go-to open source password manager on the web.

New story! Linus Torvalds slams CTS Labs over AMD vulnerability report

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 17, 2018 8:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
Linux's creator said he thinks CTS Labs' AMD chip security report "looks more like stock manipulation than a security advisory" and questions an industry. CTS Labs, a heretofore unknown Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup, has claimed it's found over a dozen security problems with AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors. Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, doesn't buy it.

New story! Developers dread Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2, SharePoint - survey

Poll says devs wouldn’t write unethical code - probably.. Stack Overflow’s annual survey has revealed the tools and tech that developers love to hate: Visual Basic 6, IBM Db2 and SharePoint. According to the poll, which took in the views of more than 100,000 devs, Rust is the most loved programming language for the third year running. It is closely followed by Kotlin, which makes its debut in the survey.

New story! How to Encrypt Files From Within a File Manager

Many Linux desktops include the ability to easily encrypt or decrypt files, and if that capability is not built in, it’s easy to add. I will walk you through the process of encrypting and decrypting a file from within three popular Linux file managers: Nautilus (aka GNOME Files), Dolphin and Thunar.

New story! Security: 17 Things

This is a list you can use to secure yourself, your significant other and your non-techie loved ones from the majority of the most-common and easiest-to-pull-off types of crime and cruelty.

New story! Fanless system has four PoE and two standard GbE ports

EFCO’s Linux-ready “SmartMod” box PC offers a 7th Gen Intel Core CPU, SATA and mSATA, 5x USB, 6x serial, 3x mini-PCIe, dual display support, and 6x GbE ports, four of which have PoE. Taiwan-based EFCO, which bills itself as “a world-class supplier of industrial PC, Gaming and EMS solutions,” announced a fanless, embedded SmartMod UP 6-500 Series box PC with six Gigabit Ethernet ports, four of which can be equipped with optional Power over Ethernet (PoE).

New story! NATS Messaging Project Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) voted on March 14 to accept the NATS messaging project as its newest hosted effort. The NATS project is an open-source distributed messaging technology that got its start seven years ago and has already been deployed by multiple organizations including Ericsson, Comcast, Samsung and General Electric (GE).

New story! 6 ways a thriving community will help your project succeed

NethServer is an open source product that my company, Nethesis, launched just a few years ago. The product wouldn't be what it is today without the vibrant community that surrounds and supports it. read more

New story! Linux man Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 16, 2018 7:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
A very useful aspect of the Linux command line is that the documentation for almost all command line tools is easily accessible. These documents are known as man pages, and you can easily access them through the command line using the man command.

New story! Canonical Releases Spectre/Meltdown Patches for Ubuntu 17.10 for Raspberry Pi 2

Canonical published two security advisories on Thursday to announce the availability of Spectre mitigations for the ARM64 (AArch64) hardware architecture on its Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS systems.

New story! Online Backup Solutions for Ubuntu Linux

Online cloud backups should be a part of your overall backup plan, but it’s crucial that your data is secure, encrypted, and backed up automatically. Here are a few online backup tools that aim to make cloud backups easy for desktop Linux users. Here is an updated look at five solutions for off-site online backups for Ubuntu that all work with the upcoming 18.04 release.

New story! Triada Malware Preinstalled on Low-Cost Android Phones – Here’s How to Beat It

Recently there’s been a nasty spike of malware found in a large number of low-cost Android phones. This Triada malware is installed during the manufacturing process of the phone, and you can’t just uninstall it.

New story! Fedora Podcast 003 - Fedora Modularity

Episode 003 of the Fedora Podcast is now available. In Episode 003 features developer and software architect Langdon White from the Fedora Modularity team. Langdon also leads the Fedora Modularity objective.

New story! How to Install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, we will install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04, with Apache web server, MariaDB, and PHP. TYPO3 is completely free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP. It allows users to create websites even if they don’t have an experience in web development. TYPO3 is very easy to use and it is an effective tool for small sites as well as multilingual sites of large corporations, and it makes it a great alternative to the most popular CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Installing TYPO3 on Ubuntu 16.04 is fairly easy task, just follow the steps below carefully

New story! How to reset a Windows password with Linux

If you (or someone you know) ever forget your Windows password, you'll be glad to know about chntpw, a neat Linux utility that you can use to reset a Windows password. For this how-to, I created a Windows virtual machine and set the password to pass123 on my user account, Archit-PC. I also created a Live USB with Fedora 27 using the Fedora Media Writer application.

New story! How to avoid humiliating newcomers: A guide for advanced developers

To sustain an open source community's growth, we need to welcome new developers. Unfortunately, we are not always a welcoming bunch.

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