New story! EMC Targets Cloud and IoT with UniK, an Open Source Unikernel Tool

EMC's open source UniK unikernel orchestration tool promises to ease unikernel-based application deployment for the cloud and IoT.

New story! Top 5: turns 19, an Arduino giveaway, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Alex Sanchez (Posted by bob on May 28, 2016 8:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
Jen is out this week, but she'll be back June 3 with her usual top 5 video. In the meantime, here's a look at some of this week's best articles.

New story! Secure Desktops with Qubes: Introduction

This is the first in a multipart series on Qubes OS, a security-focused operating system that is fundamentally different from any other Linux desktop I've ever used and one I personally switched to during the past couple months.

New story! Rugged Tegra X1 module stack is loaded with I/O options

CEI’s “TX1-SOM and Carrier” combines Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 COM with a rugged carrier board featuring GbE, USB 3.0, MIPI-CSI, and an M.2 socket with PCIe. Like Connect Tech’s Astro carrier board, the “TX1-SOM and Carrier” from Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI) expands upon Nvidia’s Ubuntu-ready Jetson TX1 computer-on-module, which launched last November.......

New story! How to Show All Users in MySQL

This is a common question most beginner MySQL users ask. We notice it all over the internet and on our blog too. It’s frequently asked because there are other MySQL commands for displaying information about the database, for example: SHOW DATABASES will list out all the databases, SHOW TABLES will display all the tables in your MySQL database etc. It’s not unusual for people to assume that there should be a “SHOW USERS” command in MySQL. Well, there isn’t one. Luckily there’s a way to list MySQL users and in this tutorial we’ll explain how do that.

New story! SuperTux Returns, Proprietary Open Source & More...

Also included: Google in a TKO over Oracle, four distro releases and Microsoft's latest trick to force Windows 10 upgrades.

New story! Rise of Open Cloud Architecture and Over-the-Top (OTT) Network Services

To meet greater traffic demands and lower operating costs, some of the world’s largest service providers today are looking at open source software to deliver new network services using OpenStack and Linux containers.

New story! Op-ed: Oracle attorney: Google’s court victory might kill the GPL

"The developer community may be celebrating today what it perceives as a victory in Oracle v. Google. Google won a verdict that an unauthorized, commercial, competitive, harmful use of software in billions of products is fair use. No copyright expert would have ever predicted such a use would be considered fair. Before celebrating, developers should take a closer look. Not only will creators everywhere suffer from this decision if it remains intact, but the free software movement itself now faces substantial jeopardy."

New story! Turn Your Old Laptop into a Chromebook

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 7:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
ou don’t have to buy a brand new laptop to use Chrome OS; you can now easily convert your old laptop or PC into a powerful Chromebook.

New story! Shellmo: Aquatic 3D printed robot for fun and education

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 5:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Recently I came across a very interesting open hardware project called Shellmo. What caught my eye was that it's a 3D printed crustacean that seems to have no apparent real world use, though with a little creativity I can see educational implications. read more

New story! How to Use Incron to Monitor Important Files and Folders

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 4:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
What if you knew of a tool that could monitor files for change and then report the changes within /var/log/syslog or take some action when a file was modified? There is such a tool.

New story! How to Setup MySQL Master-Master Replication

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 2:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This article consolidates information from several sources into the format I use to setup MySQL Master/Master Replication. The beauty of Linux and open source is that there are many different ways to do this. Please take a look at my references and use them to accommodate any needs you may have.

New story! Researcher Pockets $30,000 in Chrome Bounties

  • threat post; By Michael Mimoso (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 1:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Security researcher Mariusz Mlynski is having a good month. Having cashed in earlier in May to the tune of $15,500, Mlynski pocketed another $30,000 courtesy of Google’s bug bounty program after four high-severity vulnerabilities were patched in the Chrome browser...

New story! Solus Project Announces New Tool for Enabling Better Steam Integration on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 27, 2016 11:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Steam
Ikey Doherty and the Solus Project announced today the availability of a new project that aims to integrate the Steam client on various GNU/Linux operating systems much better.

New story! Font improvements in Fedora 24 Workstation

Cantarell is the default font in Fedora Workstation. It comes courtesy of the GNOME desktop community, which designed and chose Cantarell. Recently the maintainers of Canatrell have done a great deal of work on the typeface to improve readability and appearance. There are... Continue Reading →

New story! SuperTux 0.4 review

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 10:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
This classic Linux game finally sees an update

New story! Open Source Bridge attracts unique speakers and attendees

Next month, Open Source Bridge is kicking off its 8th year in Portland, Oregon from June 21-24, 2016. The Open Source Bridge conference focuses on topics surrounding building open source community and citizenship. read more

New story! Running Linux and Chrome OS Together Using Crouton

Running a GNU/Linux distro within Chrome OS using crouton greatly increases the capabilities of a Chromebook.

New story! How to set up Zimbra mail server on CentOS

In this tutorial, we will examine the process of installing Zimbra mail server in CentOS Linux environment. Zimbra is my personal favorite when it comes to open-source mail servers as it comes with a number of useful features such as built-in calendar support, email filtering rules, a modern interface for both users and admins, spam ...

New story! Arduino Uno-like board controls three-phase EV motors

Uniti’s “Uniti ARC” is an open source, Arduino Uno compatible microcontroller board, designed for controlling three-phase motors in electric vehicles. Swedish electric car startup Uniti calls the Uniti ARC “the world’s first open-source commercial development board for three phase motors with Arduino Uno compatibility.”

New story! News: Linux 4.7 Set to Boost Live Patching, Security and Power Management

We're just about at the end of the two week merge cycle for the Linux 4.7 kernel and many of the subsystem maintainers have sent Linus Torvalds their git pull requests.

New story! How to Use Postfix Postscreen to Test Email for Spam: Part 2

In the previous article, I looked at some pre-greeting tests that Postfix performs to help identify spam; now I’ll move on through the chain and explore the available post-salutation tests.

New story! Rackspace Adopts OX's Dovecot Pro Open Source IMAP Email Platform

Rackspace will use Open-Xchange's Dovecot Pro open source IMAP email platform in conjunction with Scality's object storage plugin.

New story! F1 2015 Game Launches on Steam for Linux & SteamOS, Ported by Feral Interactive

Immediately after announcing the Tomb Raider 2013 1.1.1 patch for Linux gamers, Feral Interactive had the great pleasure of announcing the official launch of the F1 2015 racing game for SteamOS and Steam on Linux.

New story! Upcoming Webinar on Getting Linux Certified - Tips, Tactics, and Practical Advice

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on May 27, 2016 1:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
Title: Upcoming Webinar on Getting Linux Certified - Tips, Tactics, and Practical Advice26 MayLearn more

New story! Ansible 2.1 comes with Windows and Azure support

Red Hat has announced the release of Ansible 2.1. One of the biggest features of the new release of the open source and agentless automation framework for DevOps is support for Microsoft Windows and Azure cloud.

New story! Debian Is Dropping Support for VLC Media Player, Mediawiki for Wheezy LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 26, 2016 11:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) developers have announced that they are dropping support for certain packages as part of the extended life cycle for the Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy" operating system.

New story! Google beats Oracle—Android makes “fair use” of Java APIs

There was only one question on the special verdict form, asking if Google's use of the Java APIs was a "fair use" under copyright law. The jury unanimously answered "yes," in Google's favor. The verdict ends the trial, which began earlier this month. If Oracle had won, the same jury would have gone into a "damages phase" to determine how much Google should pay. Because Google won, the trial is over.

New story! Open source is in our DNA

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on May 26, 2016 9:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, SUSE
The same thing that compels us to make Linux (and many other projects) free and open source is present in many of humanity's greatest achievements.

New story! How to detect IP address conflicts in Linux

IP addresses (IPv4) are a scarce resource that is shared by different users and devices. Having an IP address conflict means that there are more than one network device or computer that claims the same IP address. IP address conflict may occur when a DHCP server has assigned an IP address to one computer, and the same IP address happens to be statically assigned to another network device by someone.

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