New story! Annoying myths about Linux that won't go away

Also in today's open source roundup: More ads are coming to Google Maps, and why some Chromebooks will not get Android apps.

New story! How Newegg is Winning the Battle Against Patent Trolls [Video]

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 7:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
As Lee Cheng explained in his keynote speech at the Collaboration Summit held March 29-31 in Lake Tahoe, California, fighting patent trolls as part of his job at Newegg Inc. is a natural progression from his earliest legal involvement in civil rights advocacy.

New story! What containers and unikernels can learn from Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Just the other day, I was speaking with a friend who is a mechanical engineer. He works on computer assisted braking systems for semi trucks and mentioned that his company has Arduinos all over the office. The idea is to encourage people to quickly experiment with new ideas. He also mentioned that Arduinos are more expensive than printed circuits. I was surprised by his comment about price, because coming from the software side of things, my perceptions of Arduinos was that they cost less than designing a specialized circuit. read more

New story! How to Create a Local Red Hat Repository

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 5:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat, Linux; Story Type: News Story
There are many reasons you may want a local Red Hat Enterprise Linux repository. Bandwidth is a major factor as downloading updates from the Internet can be time and bandwidth consuming. Whatever your reason, this tutorial will walk you through the process of getting your local repository setup.

New story! FLOSS Weekly 389: Best Practices Badge

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices badge is a way for Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects to show that they follow best practices. Projects can voluntarily self-certify, at no cost, by using this web application to explain how they follow each best practice.

New story! Community Is a Big Part of the Raspberry Pi’s Strength

As with many Linux distros, perhaps the biggest strength of the Pi is the community that surrounds it.

New story! Solus OS

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 2:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Great graphics, but how is Solus OS under the hood?

New story! Red Hat Expands Ansible With Broader Container Support

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 25, 2016 1:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat updated its recently acquired Ansible technology May 25 with a new version that provides enhanced support for Docker container deployment as well as Microsoft technologies.

Red Hat acquired Ansible in October 2015, adding DevOps IT automation technologies into its product portfolio.

New story! Release for CentOS Linux 6.8 i386 and x86_64

  • CentOS Mailing List; By Johnny Hughes (Posted by hughesjr on May 25, 2016 12:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Distributions
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS Linux 6.8 and install media for i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

New story! Coming soon! First ever certification for open hardware

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 11:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The month of October this year will be Open Source Hardware Month with the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA)! Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware's source is the design from which it is made, and it is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it. read more

New story! Linux System Monitoring and More with Auditd

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 10:31 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Title: Linux System Monitoring and More with Auditd25 MayLearn more

New story! ServersCheck's Thermal Imaging Camera Sensor

Monitoring data centers with sensors over conventional temperature probes has huge advantages, says facilities monitoring specialist ServersCheck.

New story! Tiny Core Linux 7.1 Screenshot Tour

Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core 7.1. Changelog for 7.1: BusyBox updated to 1.24.2; BusyBox syslogd buffer size increase to 512; tc-config - move syslog after hostname; mountables.sh - move the rebuildfstab call to mnttool; tc-config - put syslogd -L after -R. Also in conjunction with the above in Xprogs: mnttool - refresh automatically; mnttool - move rebuildfstab call here from mountables.sh.

New story! APT - Advanced Package Management tool for Debian Based Systems

APT stands for Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) which is replacement for apt-get, like how DNF came to picture instead of YUM. It’s feature rich command-line tools with included all the futures in one command (APT) such as apt-cache, apt-search, dpkg, apt-cdrom, apt-config, apt-key, etc

New story! Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Launches Next Week for Supported Ubuntu Phones and Tablets

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 25, 2016 6:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Another week has passed and the major OTA-11 software update for the Ubuntu mobile operating system, which powers the Ubuntu Phone and Tablet devices, is getting closer to a final release.

New story! How to open a TCP/UDP socket in a bash shell

  • Xmodulo; By Dan Nanni (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 5:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Suppose you want to open a TCP/UDP socket on a Linux server for various reasons. For example, you want to check if a specific address/port is reachable. Or you want to fetch a remote web page or invoke a restful API for testing. Or you want to connect to a remote IRC server, etc.

New story! Pointless features add to browser bloat and insecurity

83 per cent of browser features are used by under one per cent of top websites. It might be time for the warlocks of the Web and brewers of JavaScript to revisit their ever-burgeoning developer wish-lists and sweep away the rubbish.

New story! Why a Buffer developer open sourced his code

  • Opensource.com; By Jordan Morgan (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 3:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer
?If you look for the official definition of open source, you'll likely stumble upon this outline from the board members of the Open Source Initiative. If you skim through it, you're sure to find some idea or concept that you feel very aligned with. At its heart, openness (and open source) is about free distribution—putting your work out there for others to use.

New story! Ubuntu MATE 16.10 In Development, Software Boutique and Welcome Get New Features

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 25, 2016 2:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu MATE lead developer and maintainer Martin Wimpress announced earlier today that the Ubuntu MATE 16.10 operating system is now open for development.

New story! IBM Uses Apache Spark Across Its Products to Help Enterprise Customers Video

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Ian Murphy (Posted by bob on May 25, 2016 1:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Apache, IBM, Linux
IBM loves Apache Spark. It’s training its engineers on it, it’s contributing to the project, and it’s building many of its big data products on top of the open source platform so IBM’s enterprise customers can use its powerful tools.

New story! Linux Containers vs. VMs: A Security Comparison

More vulnerable than virtual machines? In fact, containers have some security advantages. Developers love containers. They're easy to use and fast to start. You can run a lot of them on even simple hardware. Startup overhead has always been a bane of development and testing, and this overhead only increases with microservices architectures.

New story! Petros Koutoupis' RapidDisk

RapidDisk is an open-source and enhanced Linux RAM drive solution led by BDFL Petros Koutoupis (who also writes for Linux Journal) that allows users to create, resize a

New story! CentOS 7 KDE: not for home users

CentOS is one of those operating systems in the Linux world that are often recommended for students who want to continue their career as Linux system administrators. There is no wonder here, because CentOS is a re-branded compilation of the corporate operating systems leader RedHat.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.1.25 LTS Improves the OCFS2 Shared-Disk Cluster File System

Sasha Levin has published details about the twenty-fifth point release for the Linux 4.1 kernel.

New story! Q4OS 1.4.10 Screenshot Tour

Q4OS 1.4.10 is available. Q4OS is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution designed to offer classic-style user interface (Trinity) and simple accessories, and to serve stable APIs for complex third-party applications, such as Google Chrome, VirtualBox and development tools. The system is also very useful for virtual cloud environments due to its very low hardware requirements.

New story! Ask Safia: How do I move from a proprietary software background into open source?

Ask Safia is the place to go for answers to your open source community-related questions. Whether you are nervous about submitting your first pull request to a project, or wondering how to write effective bug reports, Safia is here to help with practical, detailed, beginner-friendly answers. So what are you waiting for? Ask Safia. Dear Safia, I really want to start getting involved with open source, but I’ve spent my entire development career working with proprietary platforms and software. How will I be able to get started with open source? read more

New story! A Look at Android Apps on Chromebook

While the initial reaction from the FOSS community to Android Apps on Chromebooks will probably be a little cooler than lukewarm, the fact is that this might eventually be good for free and open source software.

New story! Are games too easy to pirate on Android?

Also in today's open source roundup: Google picks the best Android apps and games of 2016, and six big changes coming in Android N.

New story! Install GLPI (IT and asset Managemet Software) on Ubuntu 16.04 Server

  • ubuntugeek.com; By ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on May 24, 2016 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Install GLPI (IT and asset Managemet Software) on Ubuntu 16.04 Server

New story! Empower SMTP With Postscreen: Part 1

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on May 24, 2016 3:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
I recently read with interest that the powerful mail transfer agent (MTA) that is Postfix has introduced a relatively new addition to its load mitigation and anti-spam arsenal.

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