New story! Mozilla stops Facebook advertising, demands privacy changes

It's probably not top of Mark Zuckerberg's worry list this week but Mozilla Corporation, developer of the Firefox browser, is officially unhappy with Facebook.

New story! FOSS Project Spotlight: Sawmill, the Data Processing Project

Introducing Sawmill, an open-source Java library for enriching, transforming and filtering JSON documents.

New story! Hybrid cloud security: Emerging lessons

  •; By Kevin Casey (Posted by crudder on Mar 23, 2018 12:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
New and emerging security lessons becoming evident as hybrid cloud infrastructures grow up. As hybrid cloud infrastructures mature, so do the collective lessons learned from these implementations.

New story! Best Open Source Content Management System

Vote on the following management systems: Concrete5, Durpal, Grav, Joomla, ModX and Wordpress. You can also suggest: "Other" but please write in a comment.

New story! Modular PLC platform runs Linux on Allwinner H5

UniPi’s “Axon” line of 13 DIN-rail PLC systems for smart home and building automation run Linux on an Allwinner H5, and offer GbE, WiFi, BT, and varying configurations of DIDO, analog I/O, relays, and serial I/O.

New story! Node.js Is Now Available as a Snap on Ubuntu, Other GNU/Linux Distributions

Node.js, the widely-used open-source and cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment for executing server-side JavaScript code, is now officially available as a Snap package for the Linux platform.

New story! Block Web traffic in Apache server using .htaccess

htaccess file is a very important & useful file used to alter the configuration of Apache web server. .htaccess files can be used to change the configuration of the Apache Web Server to enable/disable...

New story! How to install XMB forum on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

XMB forum also known as eXtreme Message Board is a free and open source forum software written in PHP and uses MySQL database backend. XMB is a simple, lightweight, easy to use, Powerful and highly customizable. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install XMB forum on Ubuntu 16.04.

New story! Simple Load Balancing with DNS on Linux

  •; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2018 6:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
When you have server back ends built of multiple servers, such as clustered or mirrored web or file servers, a load balancer provides a single point of entry

New story! How to install pip on Debian 9

We will show you, how to install pip on Debian 9. pip is a package management system which you can use to install and manage packages written in Python. Python is a programming language that allows you to perform web development, software development, system administration, scientific and numeric data analysis and much more. The Python Package Index (PyPI) hosts thousands of third-party modules for Python and you can install any of these modules using the pip package manager. Installing Pip on Debian is really an easy task, just follow the steps bellow carefully and you should have pip installed on a Debian 9 VPS in few minutes.

New story! chkservice – A Tool For Managing Systemd Units From Linux Terminal

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Mar 22, 2018 4:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: chkservice is an ncurses-based tool for managing systemd units from the terminal.

New story! Raspberry Pi 3B+ Speeds Up Three Ways

Although the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ may not be the huge breakthrough that we expect to see with next year’s Raspberry Pi 4, it’s certainly a welcome improvement that should help the platform continue to dominate.

New story! Krita 4.0 Open-Source Digital Painting App Is One of the Biggest Releases Ever

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 22, 2018 2:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We've just been informed today by Krita Foundation's Scott Petrovic about the release and immediate availability of the Krita 4.0 open-source and cross-platform digital painting software for Linux, Windows, and Mac systems.

New story! How to create a Bash completion script

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2018 1:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I recently worked on creating a Bash completion script for a project, and I enjoyed it very much. In this post, I will try to familiarize you with the process of creating a Bash completion script. What is Bash completion? Bash completion is a functionality through which Bash helps users type their commands more quickly and easily. It does this by presenting possible options when users press the Tab key while typing a command. read more

New story! Aggressive New Activities of Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls: Finjan, Intellectual Ventures, and Dominion Harbor

The extensive group of Microsoft-connected patent trolls is still very much active; Microsoft funds them, arms them, and gives them instructions while offering people 'protection' from them (if and only if they choose Azure)

New story! Learn to install Eclipse on Linux (RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu/Debian)

Eclipse is well known Integrated Development Environment or in short an IDE, that is used for the programming. Though it is mainly used as JAVA IDE but it provides IDE (with the help of...

New story! How to Switch to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10

The default display server in Ubuntu 17.10 is Wayland instead of the usual Xorg. If you are still using apps that only run in X11, here’s how you can easily switch to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10

New story! How To Install/Upgrade Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) In Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux is the only recommended Linux distribution for Oracle applications, which provide the most secure, scalable, and reliable solution for your mission critical workloads; it provides the best performance and the latest features from Oracle and the mainline kernel community.

New story! Seeking Fellows for a Better Internet: Apply

More than ever, we need a movement to ensure the internet remains a force for good. We need people who stop the spread of misinformation, who put individuals in control of their data, and who keep artificial intelligence accountable. We need people who ensure smart cities and next-generation voice technology are diverse and equitable, and who conduct open research. Mozilla Fellows do just this. And today, we’re opening applications for our 2018-2019 cohort of Mozilla Fellows, with $1.2 million in support.

New story! Protecting Code Integrity with PGP -- Part 6: Using PGP with Git

  •; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2018 4:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this tutorial series, we're providing practical guidelines for using PGP, including basic concepts and generating and protecting your keys. If you missed the previous articles, you can catch up below. In this article, we look at Git's integration with PGP, starting with signed tags, then introducing signed commits, and finally adding support for signed pushes.

New story! New Security Features for Google Cloud Platform, U-Boot Now Includes iSCSI Support and More

News briefs for March 21, 2018.

New story! Make sweet music with digital audio workstation Rosegarden

Sometimes it surprises me just how many music applications there are for GNU/Linux. There are the obvious ones, like the amazing Ardour digital audio workstation (DAW) and Audacity, the ubiquitous waveform editor and all-around Swiss Army knife. And then there are those lesser-known applications that hum away happily, developed by a team of dedicated programmers and powering all manner of creative output. read more

New story! Top 7 Remote Access Apps For Linux

  • Datamation; By Matt Hartley (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2018 12:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
A common misconception among Linux users is that it is near impossible to remote into your Linux PC over the Internet. In truth, there are a number of remote apps available for Linux. In this article, I'll share my most recommended remote apps for Linux.

New story! Do I Have to Use a Free/Open Source License?

A few weeks ago I ran into a neighbor, whom I'll call Leo, while he was out taking his dogs to the park. Leo stopped me to ask about some software he's developing. The thing is, Leo was not the first person I've spoken to who assumed that software had to be released under an open source license. I've had multiple conversations with different people, all of whom had mentally equated "software license" with "open source license."

New story! Debian-driven DragonBoard expands to 96Boards Extended spec

Arrow has launched its $199 DragonBoard 820c, an open-spec, Snapdragon 820E based 96Boards CE Extended SBC with an audio header and a second 60-pin connector in addition to the usual 40- and 60-pin headers.

New story! How to use Ansible to patch systems and install applications

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 21, 2018 9:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Have you ever wondered how to patch your systems, reboot, and continue working? If so, you'll be interested in Ansible, a simple configuration management tool that can make some of the hardest work easy. For example, system administration tasks that can be complicated, take hours to complete, or have complex requirements for security. read more

New story! Valve's Latest Steam Client Adds 2X-Scaling Mode on Linux, HiDPI on Windows 10

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 21, 2018 8:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Steam
Valve released today a new Steam Client stable update for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows, bringing long-anticipated features and improvements, along with numerous bug fixes.

New story! Linux OD Command Tutorial for Beginners (6 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 21, 2018 7:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
There may be times when while working on the Linux command line, you might want to display/convert content in a file in/to a form other than its original form, like decimal or octal. Gladly, there's an inbuilt command line tool that you can use in situations like these.

New story! Programming languages can be hard to grasp for non-English speakers. Step forward, Bato: A Ruby port for Filipinos

Project hopes to bring dev skills to developing nation A Filipino developer is hoping his handmade Ruby port will help bring coding skills to some of the Philippines's poorest communities.…

New story! 8 tips for better agile retrospective meetings

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 21, 2018 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I’ve often thought that retrospectives should be called prospectives, as that term concerns the future rather than focusing on the past. The retro itself is truly future-looking: It’s the space where we can ask the question, “With what we know now, what’s the next experiment we need to try for improving our lives, and the lives of our customers?” read more

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