New story! That Nasty Samba Vulnerability Is Now Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases

You might have read the news this morning about a wormable code-execution bug discovered in the Samba free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, which existed in Samba for more than 7 years.

New story! Tiny, open-spec quad -A53 SBC offers GbE and wireless for $30

FriendlyElec’s “NanoPi M2A” SBC combines the quad -A53 Samsung SoC of the NanoPi M2 with the more advanced footprint, layout, and features of the NanoPi M3. FriendlyElec (FriendlyARM) has released a community-backed, open source “NanoPi M2A” SBC that replaces the earlier NanoPi M2, which is now out of stock. The remarkably small (64 x 60mm) […]

New story! An introduction to Linux's EXT4 filesystem

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 28, 2017 1:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In previous articles about Linux filesystems, I wrote an introduction to Linux filesystems and about some higher-level concepts such as everything is a file. I want to go into more detail about the specifics of the EXT filesystems, but first, let's answer the question, "What is a filesystem?" A filesystem is all of the following: read more

New story! Init freedom declared as systemd-free Devuan hits stable 1.0.0 status

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 27, 2017 11:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian; Story Type: News Story
Devuan 'Jessie' is done and will get long term support beyond the life of Debian Jessie POLL The self-described “Veteran Unix Admin collective” that in 2014 promised to give the world a cut of Debian without systemd has delivered: Devuan 1.0.0 LTS hit the web today.…

New story! Difference Between PostgreSQL And MySQL And How To Migrate From MySQL To PostgreSQL

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 27, 2017 9:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: MySQL
?Databases are a crucial tool for any developer or a development enterprise. If you are a software developer you already know that your application needs a database to store data. One thing to have in the count is to choose the best database for your application. There are two types of databases, SQL and NoSQL databases. The first one being the oldest...

New story! Thin Client Market Embraces Raspberry Pi

Is the Raspberry Pi ready to take over the low-end thin client market? This week, NComputing unveiled the RX-HDX, its second Raspberry Pi based thin client. In addition, ViewSonic announced a software upgrade for the Pi-based SC-T25 thin client that it announced last year.

New story! A Linux distro custom-built for the NHS, open standards in New Zealand, and more

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a Linux distribution custom-built for the UK's NHS, open standards in New Zealand, and more. Open source news roundup for May 14-27, 2017 read more

New story! How to Get Notified of Updates for Your Gnome Shell Extensions

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ayo Isaiah (Posted by damien on May 27, 2017 3:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux
Gnome Shell doesn’t come with a way to inform you of updates for your extensions. Here’s how you can get notified of updates for your Gnome Shell extensions.

New story! Intro to Linux and How to Learn Linux as a Newbie

So you finally decided to start learning and using Linux, but everything seems complicated and overwhelming? We’ll guide you through the learning curve and help you with actionable tips on how to get started with Linux.

New story! The Linux port of Dawn of War III will use both OpenGL and Vulkan

Feral Interactive have just announced some exciting news! The Linux port of Dawn of War III will come with OpenGL as the default, but like with Mad Max you will be able to check a box to enable Vulkan!

New story! Top 5: Internet-in-a-Box on the Raspberry Pi, strengths of the D programming language, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight internet access with the Internet-in-a-Box on the Raspberry Pi, the features of the D programming language that makes it great for collaborative software development, how to use the SquuezePi to create a streaming music system for the home office, a longtime Python developer's software engineering rules and testing best practices, and an introduction to the IRC client, Riot.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Linux Foundation Welcomes New Chief of Staff, Broad Releases OSS Version of Genomic Analysis Software & More

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 27, 2017 7:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in Linux and open source news, The Linux Foundation welcomes Sheryl Chamberlain as new Chief of Staff as the organization's collection of projects continues to grow, genomic analysis software opens up & more!

New story! Stacer An Alternative To CCleaner And Bleachbit On Linux

See what I stumbled upon, a good looking open-source system optimizer for Linux called Stacer. And after using it for a while, it's become one of my must-have apps on all my Linux desktops. So Stacer is like CCleaner for Linux. Previously, I have used Bleachbit on Ubuntu but then I found Stacer and I am not looking back. Stacer is developed on electron and once again it's just pretty. The app is organized into 5 sections; the Dashboard, System Cleaner, Startup Apps, Services and Uninstaller. Let's look at them one by one.

New story! How to Set up Nginx High Availability with Pacemaker, Corosync, and Crmsh on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 27, 2017 4:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to create a High Availability Clustered Nginx Web Server with Pacemaker, Corosync, and Crmsh. We will create an Active-Passive Cluster or Failover-cluster Nginx web server on Ubuntu 16.04.

New story! Ohio LinuxFest 2017

The Ohio LinuxFest is a grassroots conference for the GNU/Linux/Open Source Software/Free Software community that started in 2003 as a large inter-LUG (Linux User Group) meeting and has grown steadily since. It is a place for the community to gather and share information about Linux and Open Source Software.

New story! Raspberry Pi enters thin client mainstream

NComputing’s “RX-HDX” thin client joins ViewSonic’s newly revised “SC-T25” as the second major Citrix HDX ready thin client based on the Raspberry Pi 3. Is the Raspberry Pi ready to take over the low-end thin client market? This week, NComputing unveiled the RX-HDX, its second Raspberry Pi based thin client.]

New story! Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Operating System Slated for Release on June 17, 2017

The long-anticipated Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system now has a release date, as one of the team members announced a few moments ago that the distribution is slated for release on June 17, 2017.

New story! 5 myths busted: Using open source in higher education

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 26, 2017 8:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Have you ever heard someone say, "It's impossible to do X with Linux"? Me too. This is the story of how I busted the myths about open source in my own head and used Linux to finish my PhD in fine arts. Many people think non-technical students can't use Linux, and they make a lot of assumptions about people who use it in their advanced degree programs. They scoff and reply with something along the lines of, "Well, of course; those people do 'computer stuff,' but in my [lofty, important, unique area] it's just not possible." Well, it is possible, and I'm proof. read more

New story! Hurray For Init Freedom! Devuan 1.0.0 Stable Just Released!

  • Dyne.org; By Dyne.org (Posted by tuppp on May 26, 2017 6:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian
Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 Stable is a major milestone in the new path drawn by the Devuan project and its development has provided an opportunity to lay down a strong foundation for the Devuan community. As promised, this will also be a Long-Term-Support (LTS) release.

Of course, the best part is NO SYSTEMD!!!

New story! 5 Arduino projects to upgrade your car

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 26, 2017 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From prohibition-era moonshiners to the 2000s MTV classic Pimp My Ride, people have repairing, upgrading, and modifying their cars for a long time. More recently, low-cost microcontrollers like the Arduino have opened new doors for makers looking to do fun and interesting things with their vehicles. read more

New story! Wine 2.9 released with support for Direct3D tessellation shaders

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on May 26, 2017 2:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Wine 2.9 is now officially available and it's a very interesting one. Fantastic work from the Wine developers. The Witcher 3 runs better on Linux now.

New story! 15 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 17.04

Well, last month Canonical released a new version of Ubuntu which is version 17.04. This will be the last version with unity and canonical will be switch back to GNOME. If you are that kind of person that likes to have everything updated to the latest version you should consider upgrading. If you are LTS kind of person, just keep using your LTS version and wait for 18.04 LTS. Below are some tips to do after installing Ubuntu 17.04.

New story! Secure your webserver with improved Certbot

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 26, 2017 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
A year and a half ago the Let’s Encrypt project entered public beta. Just over a year ago, as the project left beta, the letsencrypt client was spun out of ISRG, which continues to maintain the Let’s Encrypt servers, into... Continue Reading →

New story! APTIK- Have Settings Will Travel!

  • Linux.org; By wizardfromoz (Posted by kprojects on May 26, 2017 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This How To article was prompted by participating in a Topic elsewhere where the Member was hoping to move his existing install of Linux Mint from a unit it shared with Windows 10 to a new SSD he had purchased which would be totally Linux driven.

New story! Devuan 1.0 Officially Released, It's Based on Debian Jessie, but without systemd

Announced for the first time back in November 2014, Devuan is a Debian fork that doesn't use systemd as init system. It took more than two and a half years for it to reach 1.0 milestone, but the wait is now over and Devuan 1.0.0 stable release is here.

New story! Linux-based gizmo offers remote monitoring and control of 3D printers

The $70 “Waggle” remote controller device for 3D printers offers a mobile app with a video feed and temp controls, plus a cloud-based slicing service. A Seoul-based startup called Ateam Ventures is closing in on its $10,000 Kickstarter goal for a Waggle 3D printer controller equipped with WiFi and a 720p video camera.

New story! Red Hat Acquires Codenvy to Advance Cloud-Based Developer Tools

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 26, 2017 4:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
Codenvy's technology platform is based on the open-source Eclipse Che online developer workspace effort, providing a cloud based Integrated Developer Environment for building code.

New story! Why Is Linux More Secure Than Windows?

When choosing an operating system, there are many different factors that are taken into consideration. However, security is becoming increasingly important. You only need to look at the news to see the increasing number of data breaches that are occurring around the world at present. Choosing an operating system with care is your first step when defending your personal data. With that in mind, read on to discover the reasons why Linux is more secure than Windows.

New story! How to save keystrokes at the command line with alias

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 26, 2017 2:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The alias command-line tool is both useful and relatively simple. Its purpose is to simplify a single-line command by creating a custom name for it. There is a good chance that you already have some aliases even if you've never used the tool. In Bash, aliases can be created with a simple text editor and are stored in your $HOME/.bashrc file. If you want to see what aliases have been set up, take look at that file, or simply type alias on a command line and press Enter/Return. read more

New story! Quick Guide: How to Linux get ip address

This post will quickly guide about how to use Linux to get IP address, subnet and related networking information.

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