New story! DDoS Attack Powered by 25,000 CCTV Cameras

  • info security; By Phil Muncaster (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2016 4:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Security researchers have revealed a unique new DDoS attack launched against a small business, which was powered entirely by thousands of compromised CCTV units. Sucuri founder Daniel Cid explained in a blog post that 25,513 IP addresses were spotted, with a plurality in Taiwan (24%), the US (12%) and Indonesia (9%) – although they spread out over 105 countries in total.

New story! Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 4

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2016 3:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The principle of basing as much as possible on Unix-like systems around files is a well-advised approach. It could be said that this principle also extends to the Process Table, which I have discussed in previous articles in this series. Consider, for example, the treasure trove of gems to be found if you delve deeply into the “procfs” pseudo-filesystem, located in root level “/proc” on your filesystem.

New story! Canonical Is Considering Dropping Support for 32-bit PCs After Ubuntu 18.10

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 29, 2016 2:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's Dimitri John Ledkov laid down an example draft plan on how Canonical will deal with 32-bit (i386) support for upcoming Ubuntu Linux releases.

New story! How to install Backdrop CMS with Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install Backdrop CMS with Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. Backdrop CMS is an open-source and easy to use Content Management System used to build attractive and professional websites.

New story! Red Hat Doubles Down on Containers, Takes a Swipe at CloudFoundry

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 29, 2016 1:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
On the first day of the Red Hat Summit, Linux vendor Red Hat makes some incremental container announcements and belittles its CloudFoundry competitors

New story! Sabayon 16.07 Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6.3, Introduces the First LXQt Flavor

The developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux computer operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of new respin ISO images for the month of July 2016.

New story! Expansive Mini-ITX board runs Linux on Skylake

Axiomtek’s “MANO0500” Mini-ITX board supports 6th Gen Intel Core, Pentium, and Celeron CPUs, and offers three SATA, two GbE, and mini-PCIe with SIM. Mini-ITX boards are typically among the first form-factors to support new Intel Core chips along with COM Express modules. We’re not sure why Axiomtek, one of the more prolific of embedded vendors, […]

New story! An Everyday Linux User Review Of Peppermint OS 7

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jun 28, 2016 10:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
This is probably one of the best Linux distributions I have reviewed in the past 12 months. Based on Ubuntu 16.04, Peppermint mixes the LXDE and XFCE desktop components to provide a speedy yet functional desktop, provides great integration between the web and desktop applications and the theming is excellent.

New story! How to Install Nginx with PHP and MySQL (LEMP Stack) on CentOS 7.2

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 28, 2016 9:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a CentOS 7.2 server with PHP support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL (Mariadb) support.

New story! Android apps could turn Chromebooks into MacBook killers

Also in today's open source roundup: One Android user finally gives up on Sony, and is rooting an Android phone still worth doing?

New story! ODPi Advances Hadoop Standards with Open Source Runtime Specification

  • The VAR Guy; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by KrisBlackmon on Jun 28, 2016 7:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
The ODPi's Hadoop runtime specification for big data apps has been adopted by data analytics vendors, which simplifies the open source big data ecosystem.

New story! SolydXK 201606 KDE Screenshot Tour

It is time again for the new SolydXK ISO images. These are some of the changes: Firefox ESR is now used from the Debian repository instead of custom built and installed from the SolydXK repository; you can now use custom mount points in the live installer, double click on a partition to select a pre-defined mount point or write your custom mount point; improved command handling of SolydXK applications for the Enthusiast's editions; SolydX RPi has been built from scratch and is based on Raspbian.

New story! How to install Nginx, MongoDB, NodeJS and host MeteorJS applications on an Ubuntu VPS

In this tutorial we are going to show you the steps required to bootstrap an environment to host your Meteor JS applications. More specifically, the tutorial explains how to install Nginx, MongoDB, NodeJS and host MeteorJS applications on an Ubuntu VPS. We are using one of our Ubuntu 16.04 managed virtual servers, though it should work on any other Ubuntu or Debian based system.

New story! Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon and MATE Editions Are Now Available for Download

At a first glance, it would seem that Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre has approved the ISO images earlier today for landing.

New story! Open Source: It’s Not Just About Software Anymore

Open source is no longer just about the software that sits on your computer. Open source methods are being used to develop everything from better automobiles to life altering medical devices.

New story! How to configure networking in Linux

Connecting your Linux computer to a network is pretty straightforward, except when it is not. In this article I discuss the main network configuration files for Red Hat-based Linux distributions, and take a look at the two network startup services: the venerable network startup, and the controversial NetworkManager. read more

New story! Qubes OS 3.2 to Use Xfce4 by Default Because KDE 5 Is Bloated, Unstable and Ugly

Joanna Rutkowska, a member of the Qubes OS project, has published today an interesting ticket to the list of issues for the upcoming Qubes OS 3.2 operating system on the project's GitHub page.

New story! Meet Codemoji: Mozilla's New Game for Teaching Encryption Basics with Emoji

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jun 28, 2016 12:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
🌂🐵?😓🌉?📒🏩💥🐵 👻😩📒📒🏂😓😁 The above message may seem like a random string of emoji. But not so: When decoded, it reads: “Encryption Matters.” Today, Mozilla is launching Codemoji, a fun, educational tool that introduces everyday Internet users to ciphers — the … Continue reading

New story! How I welcomed an immigrant family with a Linux laptop

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 28, 2016 11:43 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I work at a public library in the Washington DC area that offers 27 Linux stations to residents, seven days a week. This town—Takoma Park, Maryland—is one of the most diverse in the nation, with more than 92 nationalities among its 17,700 residents. Once or twice a month, a new family moves to town, and half of the time they arrive from another country. Last month a Haitian family moved in: a mother and her 15-year old son Marcus and 7-year-old son Daniel. read more

New story! Microsoft releases cross-platform .NET Core 1.0 at Linux event

Red Hat announces full support for .NET applications - but is it really ready? Microsoft has announced the release of .NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0, the open source, cross-platform fork of the .NET Framework, letting people know at the Red Hat DevNation summit in San Francisco.…

New story! Linux Practicality vs Activism

One of the greatest things about running Linux is the freedom it provides. Where the division among the Linux community appears is in how we value this freedom.

New story! Libarchive Security Flaw Discovered

When it comes to security, everyone knows you shouldn't run executable files from an untrustworthy source. Back in the late 1990s, when web users were a little more naive, it was quite common to receive infected email messages with fake attachments.

New story! Dual-core MCU Arduino compatible SBC has WiFi and audio

T-Firefly’s open-spec, Arduino Uno compatible Fireduino SBC offers Rockchip’s dual-core, Cortex-M3 RKNanoD MCU, plus WiFi, RTC, and MP3 audio. Chinese embedded firm T-Firefly is apparently the new name for T-Chip Technology, which sponsors the Firefly open source hardware project. Its Arduino I/O- and IDE-compatible, dual-core Fireduino board is supported by the Firefly project along with […]

New story! 'I urge everyone to fight back' - woman wins $10k from Microsoft over Windows 10 misery

Software giant hauled into small claims court after PC knackered A California woman has won $10,000 from Microsoft after a sneaky Windows 10 update wrecked the computer she used to run her business.…

New story! Open-source Microsoft protocol aims to be a programming standard

Codenvy, Microsoft, and Red Hat have announced they are adopting a universal Language Server Protocol for integrated development environments.

New story! Google “Project Bloks” education kit starts with RPi Zero

Google’s “Project Bloks” education platform is built around a Raspberry Pi Zero that controls baseboards that talk to “Puck” inputs via a capacitive sensor. Google announced a Project Bloks hacker platform for kids, developed with IDEO and Paulo Blikstein of Stanford University. A prototype has been built based on the Linux-driven Raspberry Pi Zero SBC, […]

New story! Red Hat Reiterates Support for Java EE With New Release

  • Enterprise Apps Today; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 28, 2016 4:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: JBoss
Red Hat officially closed on its acquisition of enterprise Java tools vendor JBoss for $350 million last June. Ever since, Red Hat has been growing its Java application tools business and expanding its development products and projects.

Red Hat executives emphasized their commitment to Java at today's Devnation event in San Francisco with a new middleware platform, while noting that other other languages, notably Microsoft's .NET, are now also being supported as well.

New story! Docker Expands Container Networking Capabilities

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 28, 2016 3:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
When Docker 1.0 debuted in June 2014, it was missing a key feature: fully integrated networking that works. In June 2016, networking in Docker containers is a very different story, with a host of new capabilities now present in the Docker 1.12 milestone, which was officially released last week.

New story! Why GNOME 3.X Has Been Good for Linux and FOSS

If GNOME hadn't irked many users when it redesigned its approach to the desktop with GNOME 3, there would be fewer popular desktop environments for Linux.

New story! Sony Settles in Linux Battle

When Sony released its PlayStation 3 console in 2006, most fans were excited by the enhanced graphics and processing power, but a small (yet significant) group of buyers was excited about an entirely different feature.

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