New story! Digital Citizens, Let's Talk About Internet Health

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2017 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Today, Mozilla is launching the prototype version of the Internet Health Report. With this open-source research project, we want to start a conversation with you, citizens of the Internet, about what is healthy, unhealthy, and what lies ahead for the … Read more

New story! openSUSE Package Management Cheat Sheet

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2017 2:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Debian/Ubuntu have long been my primary Linux distributions, although like all good Linux users I have used Fedora, CentOS, Gentoo, Red Hat, Slackware, Arch Linux, Mageia, and other Linux distributions because why not? It is a feast of riches and the best playground there is.

New story! Show Geotagged Photos on OpenStreetMap

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Jan 20, 2017 1:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Want to show on the map the place where you took a specific photo? Provided that the photo is geotagged, a simple Bash shell function will do the job.

New story! Docker 1.13 Prunes Containers, Improves Security

The Docker 1.13 release introduces multiple new commands including prune and squash, which can help containers to use disk space more efficiently.

New story! How to simplify your Debian/Ubuntu system updates with uCareSystem

If you're like me, you prefer to keep your Linux systems as up to date as possible. After all, vulnerabilities are patched, new features are added, and a server or desktop can be made to run more smoothly and securely by keeping them as "in the now" as possible.

New story! How to write web apps in R with Shiny

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2017 9:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Happy new year! I'm in the thick of working on a couple of larger articles this month, so look for those in the coming weeks. For this month's Nooks and Crannies, I want to point out briefly a great R library I've been playing with for my own self-education. read more

New story! Oracle Drops Plans for Solaris 12

Instead of Solaris 12, Oracle plans a Solaris 11.next as the operating system's last version until at least 2021, as well as a SPARC IaaS.

New story! Fanless mini-PC runs Linux Mint on Kaby Lake

Compulab launched a rugged “IPC3” mini-PC that runs Linux on dual-core, 7th Gen Core i7/i5 CPUs, and also debuted three GbE-equipped FACE expansion modules. Compulab has opened pre-orders starting at $693 for the first mini-PCs we’ve seen to offer the latest, 14nm-fabricated 7th Generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors. The passively cooled, 190 x 160 […]

New story! Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October.

New story! Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October.

New story! Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October.

New story! How to install Super Flat Remix Icon Theme on Linux

Super Flat Remix Icon Theme is Another Great Icon Set Derived from Ultra Flat, Paper, Evopop and Numix Icon Themes.

New story! Imperium Galactica II: Alliances released for Linux & SteamOS, seems native too

Imperium Galactica II: Alliances just released for Linux & SteamOS and it looks like it's a native version.

New story! DevOps trends emerging for 2017 and beyond

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Steve Brodie, Chief Executive Officer at Electric Cloud. (Posted by crudder on Jan 20, 2017 1:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
One of the most powerful, overarching trends we saw in the recent year is the growing adoption and maturity of DevOps practices. From its grassroots, small-teams beginnings, DevOps has mushroomed and is now at the point of becoming the standard way of working (or rather, the pursuit and continued improvement towards this way of working) – for enterprises and startups alike.

New story! The GPL in Layman’s Terms - Free as in What?

Through the glazed-over eyes of friends and family, past that painful look of well-intended but feigned interest, I can clearly see a fundamental lack of understanding about this free software I’m constantly going on about.

New story! Linux-friendly drone controller flies on Intel Joule power

Gumstix launched a customizable version of its LTE-enabled, PX4-compatible AeroCore 2 MAV controller board that works with the Intel Joule. Gumstix announced the AeroCore 2 Expansion Board for Intel Joule expansion board in August along with five other expansion boards designed for the Intel Joule, a follow-on to the Intel Edison computer-on-module with a much […]

New story! How to gain confidence to participate in open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 10:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As your brain develops, you learn about what you can and should do in the world, and what you can't and shouldn't. Your actions are influenced by surroundings and norms, and many times what keeps you from participating is a lack of self-confidence. read more

New story! A beginner's guide to comparing files using visual diff/merge tool Meld on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 9:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Now that we've covered some command line-based diff/merge tools in Linux, it'd be logical to explain some visual diff/merge tools available for the OS as well. Reason being, not everybody is used-to the command line, and/or command-line based comparison tools could be more difficult to learn and understand for some.

New story! Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October.

New story! Be a force for good in your community

Passionate debate is among the hallmark traits of open source communities and open organizations. On our best days, these debates are energetic and constructive. They are heated, yet moderated with humor and goodwill. All parties remain focused on facts, on the shared purpose of collaborative problem-solving, and driving continuous improvement. And for many of us, they're just plain fun. read more

New story! Free Minecraft-like Family Gaming on Your Linux Pi Board

Set up a free, private minecraft-like gaming server for your kids on your Linux Pi Board.

New story! How to get started contributing to Mozilla

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 5:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. —Lao Tzu Open source participation offers a sea of benefits that can fine-tune and speed up your career in the tech, including but not limited to real-world technical experience and expanding your professional network. There are a lot of open source projects out there you can contribute to—of small, medium, and large size, as well as unknown and popular. In this article we'll focus on how to contribute to one of the largest and most popular open source projects on the web: Mozilla. read more

New story! The Best Linux Distros to Watch Out for in 2017

Linux made modest gains in the desktop market in 2016 and gives us a lot of expectation in 2017. Here are some of the Linux distros you should watch out for in 2017.

New story! The Many, the Humble, the Ubuntu Users

The proverbial "better mousetrap" isn't one that takes a certified biologist to use. Like Ubuntu, it just needs to do its job extremely well and with little fuss.

New story! Get to know Tuleap for project management

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 2:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Tuleap is a unique open source project management tool with great momentum right now, ever month they have one major release. It's also been listed it in both the Top 5 open source project management tools in 2015 and the Top 11 project management tools for 2016. read more

New story! Why Linux Installers Need to Add Security Features

Twelve years ago, Linux distributions were struggling to make installation simple. Led by Ubuntu and Fedora, they long ago achieved that goal. Now, with the growing concerns over security, they need to reverse directions slightly, and make basic security options prominently available in their installers rather than options that users can add manually later.

New story! Let's Go to Mars with Martian Lander

This is the beginning of a series of articles where I develop a variation on the classic lunar-lander game themed around the planet Mars. To do this in three dimensions can be rather complicated, so in the spirit of the original arcade game (that I became rather obsessed with, I should admit), I'm going to tackle the simplified two-dimensional problem.

New story! 5 resolutions to become a more open leader in 2017

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I'm always looking for ways to help people understand the power of open. And this year, I'm even more committed to showing others how a culture of openness can reinvigorate an organization and generate new opportunities for innovation, whether in the area of software development or beyond. Here are five resolutions we can all make if we want to become more open leaders in 2017. read more

New story! Dell Precision 5520 Is World’s Thinnest and Lightest 15” Notebook with Ubuntu

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 19, 2017 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Well, that didn't take too long, and Dell's Barton George announced the availability for pre-order of the second mobile workstation from the recently unveiled Precision line powered by Ubuntu Linux.

New story! Linus Torvalds Announces Subsurface 4.6 Open-Source Dive Log and Planning App

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 19, 2017 9:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linus Torvalds not only works on the Linux kernel, but he's also part of the development team behind the open-source dive log and dive planning application most of you out there know as Subsurface.

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