New story! Libreboot Wants Back Into GNU

Early this morning, Libreboot’s lead developer Leah Rowe posted a notice to the project’s website and a much longer post to the project’s subreddit, indicating that she would like to submit (or resubmit, it’s not clear how that would work at this point) the project to “rejoin the GNU Project.”

New story! Containers, a Great Privacy Add-On Currently in Firefox Test Pilot

While not Linux specific by any means, here is a Firefox add-on (currently in Firefox Test Pilot) that I've been using and I believe is beneficial to any Firefox user, especially those who want a bit of extra privacy. Containers are basically a way of isolating tabs to their own profiles (profile-per-tab, if you like). This isn't quite the same as separate profiles that Firefox allows you to start up the browser with, but the result is quite similar nonetheless: tabs are confined to their particular container, including cookies and login data.

New story! EFF Says Google Chromebooks Are Still Spying on Students

Google still hasn't shed its "bad guy" clothes when it comes to the data it collects on underage students. In fact, the Electronic Frontier Foundation says the company continues to massively collect and store information on children without their consent or their parents'. Not even school administrators fully understand the extent of this operation, the EFF says.

New story! (Satire) Canonical Reboots Convergence; Introduces the No Desktop Environment

  • The Linux Rain; By Andrew Powell (Posted by eldersnake on Apr 22, 2017 11:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor
Just mere days after the news broke that Canonical would be using the GNOME desktop environment in the default release of the Ubuntu operating system, following the news of the company also dropping the Unity desktop and the greater goal of "convergence", newly re-appointed Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has shocked the Linux community with yet another bombshell - to reboot the plans for convergence, through what he calls the "No Desktop Environment".

New story! Creating personalized Ubuntu, Mint and Debian ISOs for Intel Mini PCs

Normally Linux distribution ISOs work perfectly when written to a USB for booting as a 'Live USB' allowing both usage and installation of the distro. Unfortunately with the introduction of Intel Atom based mini PCs the issue of requiring a 32-bit bootloader to boot a 64-bit OS arose

New story! New Open Door Policy for GitHub Developer Program

GitHub has opened the doors on its three year old GitHub Developer Program. As of Monday, developers no longer need to have paid accounts to participate.

New story! Intellectual Discovery and Microsoft Feed Patent Trolls Like Intellectual Ventures Which Then Strategically Attack Rivals

Like a swarm of blood-sucking bats, patent trolls prey on affluent companies that derive their wealth from GNU/Linux and freedom-respecting software (Free/libre software)

New story! Linux Kernels 4.10.12, 4.9.24 LTS and 4.4.63 LTS Bring x86 and OrangeFS Changes

Only three days after releasing the Linux 4.10.11, 4.9.23 LTS and 4.4.62 LTS kernels, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the release of a new set of maintenance updates for the Linux 4.10, 4.9, and 4.4 kernel series.

New story! X-ES spins Enterprise Linux BSP for its x86 boards

X-ES launched a RHEL-compatible “X-ES Enterprise Linux” distro optimized for its x86 COMs and SBCs starting with its recent Xeon/Broadwell VPX and VME SBCs. Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), which has supported its embedded boards with Gentoo Linux, will now offer a Red Hat flavored X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) board support package option as the default, […]

New story! 12 ways to maintain your existing community: How you deal with difficult conversations?

Help us collect community knowledge by blogging about the weekly community management theme. Blog posts are due the following Thursday after each new theme is announced. Next week's challenge is Difficult Conversations. Check out ways to recruit new community members in week #1 blogging challenge. read more

New story! 3 open source code libraries to handle MARC-formatted records

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 22, 2017 10:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Welcome back to Nooks & Crannies! After a month off for my wedding, I've been digging around for some interesting bits for upcoming columns. This month, I'll take a look at some open source code libraries that developers can use to handle MARC-formatted records. read more

New story! OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 22, 2017 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.

New story! Android 6.0.1 Released for Asus Tinker Board

Asus has now made available their first release of the Android operating system on the Asus Tinker Board. Asus has labelled the release as TinkerOS_Android V13.11.0.2 (Beta version). It’s a release of Android 6.0.1 running on kernel 3.10.0.

New story! Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04

GNOME all the way, baby Review The arrival of Ubuntu 17.04 this month was completely overshadowed by Mark Shuttleworth's decision to abandon the Unity desktop for a stock GNOME Shell interface.…

New story! Top 5: Projects for Raspberry Pi at home, how to write fast Python, and more

In this week's top 5, we highlight projects for Raspberry Pi at home, how to write fast and thread-safe Python, 12 ways to study a new programming language, a Linux-friendly amplifier for listening to music, and 3 open source boilerplate web design templates. Top 5 articles of the week 5. 3 open source boilerplate web design templates read more

New story! Patent-holding company uses ex-Nokia patents to sue Apple, phone carriers

Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC, a unit of Acacia, has sued Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The company says that the five industry giants infringe four patents related to basic cell phone technologies. All four patents originated at Nokia, which has been sharing its patents in so-called "patent privateering" arrangements for some years now.

New story! Bryan Lunduke Interviews Richard Stallman

Last Friday, the Linux Tycoon (as well as the guy who's been known to say "Linux sucks"), Bryan Lunduke, sat down for a free form interview with Richard Stallman. We figured that no dyed-in-the-wool FOSSer would want to miss that.

New story! 5 lessons learned when developing my first web app

  • Opensource.com; By Moin Shaikh (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2017 9:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I developed my first web app as part of my final project in college. Instead of developing a web app only for the purpose of completing my project, I chose to develop one that could solve a real-world problem. I decided to create Cyber Manager, an online cyber cafe management system for cyber cafe administrators, which has been downloaded nearly 3,000 times since I first uploaded it on SourceForge.net in 2011.

New story! Linux Backlight Brightness Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Freedom Penguin; By Matt Hartley (Posted by extradudeguy on Apr 21, 2017 7:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
The first tip I’d recommend is to go into your power management preferences, make sure your settings for “on AC” and “on battery” are set to not dim display when idle. This is usually a checkbox found for both AC and battery tabs. Also, do the same with the option for “Reduce backlight brightness” in the battery section. To make sure the changes take immediate effect, be sure to restart your computer.

New story! Raspberry Pi HAT does 3G/HSPA, and GNSS too

Linkwave’s “Pilot” is a Raspberry Pi HAT add-on with a Sierra Wireless HL 3G/HSPA radio, a SIM slot, as well as a GNNS location chip. Sierra Wireless announced that Linkwave Technologies has released a $101 3G/HSPA wireless add-on for the Raspberry Pi. The Pilot board incorporates a Sierra Wireless HL module for 3G/HSPA cellular data […]

New story! Debian-Based Elive 2.9.0 Beta Finally Brings Persistence, Netsurf Web Browser

The development cycle of the Debian-based Elive 3.0 GNU/Linux distribution continues, and a new Beta milestone was launched today, April 21, 2017, for early adopters and public beta testers.

New story! How to find top CPU consuming processes in Linux.

Major part of sysadmin time goes into finding the cause of the load on the system eg. Finding processes which are consuming the resources. This post will help you with how to quickly find top CPU consuming processes in Linux.

New story! Atom 1.17 Open-Source Hackable Text Editor to Get a 50% Boost in Startup Time

Last week when GitHub launched Atom 1.16 as the latest stable release of the open-source and multi-platform hackable text editor loved by lots of developers around the world, they also announced the Beta release of Atom 1.17.

New story! A Look at DietPi: A Lightweight OS for Your Pi Board

DietPi is a Linux OS tailored for single board computers and that provides a rather staggering collection of useful, graphical tools for easy administration of the system.

New story! Mirantis enters the Kubernetes game and ups its OpenStack play

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2017 9:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Mirantis' business is to make it easy on you to run and manage OpenStack clouds. They're still doing that, but they're also making managing containers on clouds easier by adopting Kubernetes. Besides managing OpenStack clouds, Mirantis is adding cloud container management to its skillset with Kubernetes.

New story! Network Firewalls: How to Protect Your Network from Unauthorized Access

They lack the buzz of more recent security innovations, so network firewalls can be overlooked. Yet firewalls are an essential aspect of any security strategy. We cover the basics of network firewall technology and look at the latest in next-generation firewalls.

New story! Low Power Wireless: 6LoWPAN, IEEE802.15.4 and the Raspberry Pi

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the new kids on the block. It promises connection of sensors and actuators to the internet, for data to flow both ways, and once on the internet, to become part of new and exciting business systems, reaching up into the realms of big data and artificial intelligence.

New story! Secure your SSH using two-factor authentication on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, we will describe the necessary steps to configure two-factor authentication (2FA) using Google authenticator on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

New story! Ubuntu-friendly Qseven COM runs on Apollo Lake

Arbor’s Ubuntu-ready “EmQ-i2401” Qseven 2.0 COM features an Apollo Lake SoC, extended temp support, and an optional EPIC carrier board. Arbor’s EmQ-i2401, which runs Ubuntu or Windows 10 on Intel’s latest “Apollo Lake” SoCs, follows its Intel “Bay Trail” based EmQ-i2301 Qseven module.

New story! Windows 10: How to upgrade to run Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows

Running Linux from inside Windows no longer requires a virtual machine or dedicated third-party software.

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