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:

New story! How To Keep A Process/Command Running After Disconnecting SSH Session

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Nov 21, 2017 1:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
5 Easy ways to keep a process or command running after disconnecting SSH session.

New story! Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition is coming from Beamdog, Linux support confirmed

Beamdog have officially announced their next revamp of a classic with Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition. I have it confirmed it will be on Linux too.

New story! Useful GNOME Shell Keyboard Shortcuts You Might Not Know About

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ada Ivanova (Posted by damien on Nov 21, 2017 10:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux
Gnome shell comes with some useful keyboard shortcuts. Here are some useful and lesser-known Gnome Shell keyboard shortcuts you should use to improve your productivity.

New story! An introduction to machine-learned ranking in Apache Solr

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2017 9:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial describes how to implement a modern learning to rank (LTR, also called machine-learned ranking) system in Apache Solr. It's intended for people who have zero Solr experience, but who are comfortable with machine learning and information retrieval concepts. I was one of those people only a couple of months ago, and I found it extremely challenging to get up and running with the Solr materials I found online. read more

New story! Red Hat partners with AWS with OpenShift Container Platform 3.7

Red Hat wants to be your AWS hybrid cloud and container company as well your Linux provider.

New story! Linux gizmo indexes photos and videos for visual recognition search

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2017 6:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Pimloc’s “Pholio” runs Linux on an Nvidia Tegra, and provides offline storage and search of images and video using visual and face recognition. Digital imaging has lived up to its promise of making it easier to take more images more quickly, but the promise that it would make it easier to find those images has […]

New story! Font licensing and use: What you need to know

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2017 5:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project. read more

New story! How to organize your passwords using pass password manager

If you have the good habit to never use the same password for more than one purpose, you have probably already felt the need for a password manager. There are many alternatives to choose from on linux, both proprietary (if you dare) and open source. If you, like me, think that simplicity it's the way to go, you may be interested in knowing however to use the pass utility.

New story! LVFS makes Linux firmware updates easier

Traditionally, updating a BIOS or a network card's firmware in Linux meant booting into Microsoft Windows or preparing a MS-DOS floppy disk and hoping everything would work correctly after the update. Periodically searching a vendor website for updates is a manual and error-prone task and not something we should ask users to do. A firmware update service makes it simpler for end users to implement hardware updates.

New story! Four Hidden Costs and Risks of Sudo Can Lead to Cybersecurity Risks and Compliance Problems on Unix and Linux Servers

It is always a philosophical debate as to whether to use open source software in a regulated environment. Open source software is crowd sourced, and developers from all over the world contribute to packages that are later included in Operating System distributions.

New story! SparkyLinux 4.7 "Tyche" Out Now with Latest Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Updates

A new stability update of the SparkyLinux 4.x "Tyche" operating system series is out now bringing you the latest updates from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" software repositories.

New story! Save Files Directly To Google Drive And Download 10 Times Faster

So recently I had to download the update package for my phone but when I started downloading it, I found it was too big in size.

New story! LiFT Scholarship Recipients Advance Open Source Around the World

  • Linux.com ; By Esther Shein (Posted by bob on Nov 20, 2017 10:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Fifteen people from 13 different countries have received Linux Foundation Training Scholarships (LiFT) in the category of Linux Newbies. This year, 27 people received scholarships across all categories — the most ever awarded by the Foundation.

New story! Linux/Android hacker SBC with hexa-core Rockchip SoC debuts at $75

The Vamrs “RK3399 Sapphire” SBC is on sale for $75, or $349 for a full kit. Vamrs is also prepping an RK3399-based “Rock960” 96Boards SBC. Rockchip’s RK3399 is one of the most powerful ARM-based system-on-chips available on hacker boards, featuring two server-class Cortex-A72 cores clocked to up to 2.0GHz, as well as four Cortex-A53 at up to 1.42GHz and a quad-core Mali-T864 GPU.

New story! Red Hat partners with AWS with OpenShift Container Platform 3.7

Red Hat wants to be your AWS hybrid cloud and container company as well your Linux provider. Kubernetes has become the cloud container orchestration program. Red Hat jumped on the Kubernetes bandwagon early in 2015. Today, Red Hat is all in, with the release of the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7.

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