New story! 3 open source password managers

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2016 9:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Maintaining complex, unique passwords for each site and service you use is among the most common pieces of advice that security professionals provide to the public every year. Yet no matter how many times it is said, it seems like a week doesn't go by where a high-profile hacking story hits the news, revealing that users of the service in question more often than not had such secure passwords as "12345" or "password" as the only wall of protection on their account. read more

New story! Mozilla Reports 2015 Revenue of $421.3M

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 2, 2016 7:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
For its fiscal 2015 year, Mozilla reported revenue of $421.3 million, up from $329.6 million that it reported Mozilla's revenue's have grown significantly over the last decade. The first year that Mozilla ever publicly disclosed its financial status was for its 2005 fiscal year, when the open-source organization generated $52.9 million in revenue.

New story! How to Install and Use Ruby on Rails with PostgreSQL on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2016 5:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ruby; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Rails on CentOS 7. We will install and configure Ruby on Rails with a PostgreSQL database, and then create our first project with Rails. Ruby on Rails (RoR), or short "rails", is a server-side web application framework written in ruby that follows MVC (Model-View-Controller) concept.

New story! Finding crucial answers requires open decision making

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2016 3:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How does an open organization make decisions when stakeholders have contradictory priorities? And what if safety and human life are two of those priorities? In such a scenario, it seems that maximizing safety would supersede any other agenda, but engineering has a long history of failures that show otherwise. With their emphasis on open communication and clear guidelines, open organizations can help ensure those responsible for decisions avoid such failures. read more

New story! How to install and configure web2py on CentOS 7

Web2Py is a simple yet powerful Python framework for developing web applications. In this tutorial we will show how to install the Web2Py framework on a CentOS 7 VPS.

New story! How to Build an Email Server on Ubuntu Linux

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2016 12:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
In this series, we'll put together a nice reliable configurable mail server with Postfix, Dovecot, and OpenSSL on Ubuntu Linux.

New story! How to care for the community over the code

In his talk, Joe reminded us of the #1 open source myth: Open source is comprised of mostly volunteers. The truth is, these days, pretty much any major open source project has people who are paid to work on it. There are always people who do it because they love it, but these days most of us are paid (and still love it). Over the years we have learned that if you want patches in a timely manner, you need people who are paid to do it. read more

New story! Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!

For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to a copr repo, it's particularly easy on Fedora 25.

New story! The December 2016 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the December 2016 issue.

New story! 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC hands you a sixpack of USB 3.0

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2016 7:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Portwell’s 3.5-inch “PEB-2773” SBC features dual- or quad-core Atom E3900 SoCs, wide-range power, industrial temperature support, and six USB 3.0 ports. Portwell’s PEB-2773 extends the 14nm-fabricated Atom E3900 (“Apollo Lake”) system-on-chips in the 3.5-inch SBC form factor. Other 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBCs include Advantech’s MIO-5350 and PCM-9366, as well as Aaeon’s GENE-APL5 and Avalue’s ECM-APL […]

New story! openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.8.10, Virtualbox 5.1.10 Lands

openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio gladly informed the community of the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system about the updated packages that landed in the repositories.

New story! Containers and Virtual Machines: A Dynamic Duo

It's easy to think of containers and VMs as a binary choice -- deciding whether to use a VM or a container (not both) for your use case. In his keynote at LinuxCon Europe, Brandon Philips, CTO at CoreOS, talked about a case study for using VMs and containers together to take advantage of the strengths of both.

New story! Devuan 1.0 Jessie beta 2: That’s Debian Jessie minus systemd

Back when the developers of the Debian Linux distribution made the decision to go with systemd as the init system and service manager, a group of seasoned developers said, hell, no! They’d rather fork Debian than use systemd.

New story! Linux Mint 18.1 Beta Is Out with Cinnamon 3.2 & MATE 1.16, Based on Ubuntu 16.04

A few moments ago, Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre proudly announced the release and immediate availability of the Beta version of the upcoming Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena".

New story! Linux Journal December 2016

My Sysadmin Is a FOR/NEXT Loop. Technology always has promised to save us time by doing the things we can do more accurately and with greater efficiency.

New story! State of Mozilla 2015 Annual Report

  • The Mozilla Blog; By Denelle Dixon-Thayer (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2016 1:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Mozilla
We just released our State of Mozilla annual report for 2015. This report highlights key activities for Mozilla in 2015 and includes detailed financial documents. Mozilla is not your average company.

New story! Arch Linux 2016.12.01 Is Now Available to Download, Includes Linux Kernel 4.8.11

Today is the first day of December 2016, which means that we can now download a new ISO respin image of the popular and lightweight Arch Linux operating system.

New story! Linux Mint 18.1 Beta released

Well,Just months back Linux Mint 18 got it's release,now it is the time to have the next point release of Linux Mint 18.Just few hours ago Linux Mint team has announced the availability of Linux Mint 18.1 Beta.There's a new screensaver in Cinnamon flavoured version of Linux Mint 18.1 Beta,which is written from scratch in Python,this new screensaver is not only faster but also more customisable than any other releases.

New story! Canonical partners with Docker for cloud container management

Ubuntu's parent company, Canonical, is strongly backing Kubernetes for cloud container management. Bu that doesn't mean it's putting all its DevOps eggs into the Kubernetes basket. Canonical has just announced it has partnered with Docker to provide an integrated commercially supported Docker Engine offering.

New story! Why I'm joining Mozilla's Board

Today, I’m joining Mozilla’s Board. What attracts me to Mozilla is its people, mission and values. I’ve long admired Mozilla’s noble mission to ensure the internet is free, open and accessible to all.

New story! Fedora 25 Screencast and Screenshots

Fedora 25 has been released. This release includes a plugin for MP3 decoding such as playing music. If you play a MP3 file from your collection, GNOME Software detects it and helps you install the plugin. For developers, Fedora 25 Workstation introduces improved Flatpak support. These enhancements now make it easier to install, update and remove Flatpak software. The improvements make this application packaging standard more user friendly.

New story! Tiny i.MX6 module has a trim little carrier too

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Dec 1, 2016 5:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
E-Con’s Linux-ready “eSOMiMX6-micro” COM offers an i.MX6 SoC, optional WiFi/BT and GbE, and a 54 x 20mm footprint. Its “Meissa-I” carrier is only 80 x 40mm. In 2014, we called the E-Con Systems eSOMiMX6 computer-on-module “tiny” because it used the 70 x 45mm “?Qseven” form-factor to expand upon the i.MX6 SoC. Now E-Con has bested […]

New story! Uncommon but useful GCC command line options - part 2

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 1, 2016 3:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The gcc compiler offers a seemingly never-ending list of command line options. Of course, no body uses or has expertise on all of them, but there are a select bunch that every gcc user should - if not must - know. While some of them are commonly used, others are a bit uncommon but no less useful.

New story! Securing SourceForge With HTTPS

SourceForge has added a feature that gives project websites the opportunity to opt-in to using SSL HTTPS encryption. Project admins can find this option in the Admin page under “HTTPS.”

New story! Bitcoin on Fedora with Electrum

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Dec 1, 2016 1:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency, that has no central authority and not tied to any banks. The system is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly. Before diving into the world of Bitcoin, it is a good idea... Continue Reading →

New story! Fedora 25 Workstation Installation Guide with Screenshots

A Walk through guide on how to install Fedora 25 workstation on your laptop or desktop with screenshots.

New story! 11 wonderful wearable open source projects

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 1, 2016 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
LEDs are on everything, and almost everyone you know has at least tried a FitBit or similar device, whereas Google Glass didn't really take off. Despite several years of growth, whether wearable electronics are a fad, or here to keep growing from fun to truly functional is too early to tell. Judge for yourself—read through a few of our favorite wearable projects from 2016. You might even get inspired to start creating. read more

New story! Raspberry Pi Foundation Disables SSH in Raspbian PIXEL's Latest Security Update

Raspberry Pi Foundation, through Simon Long announces that a security update is now available for the PIXEL desktop environment of the company's Debian-based Raspbian operating system for Raspberry Pi single-board computers.

New story! Fedora 25 post installation guide

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Dec 1, 2016 8:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
Did you have Fedora 25 fresh system ? don't worry, just follow our article for tweaks.

New story! Amazon Lightsail: The private server killer

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Dec 1, 2016 7:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Amazon is going after hosting and virtual private server companies with its latest low-end cloud offering.

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