New story! Learn how to program in Python by building a simple dice game

Python is an all-purpose programming language that can be used to create desktop applications, 3D graphics, video games, and even websites. It's a great first programming language because it can be easy to learn and it's simpler than complex languages like C, C++, or Java. Even so, Python is powerful and robust enough to create advanced applications, and it's used in just about every industry that uses computers. This makes Python a good language for young and old, with or without any programming experience. read more

New story! Rugged Apollo Lake computer fits into small places

Portwell’s compact “WEBS-13D1” computer offers Apollo Lake options, 4K-ready DP and HDMI, 6x USB, -20 to 60°C support, and shock and vibration resistance. Portwell’s 200 x 150 x 80mm WEBS-13D1 is one of its smaller embedded computers, although it’s not quite as petite as the similarly Apollo Lake driven, 150 x 150 x 60mm WEBS-21D0.

New story! A Week-Long Festival for Internet Health

MozFest is convening technologists, activists and artists this October to tackle the biggest problems facing the web. The Internet is sick. From ransomware and trolls to misinformation and mass surveillance, the very health of the Internet is at risk.

New story! KDE Plasma 5.11 Desktop Environment Gets First Point Release, Over 30 Bugs Fixed

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 18, 2017 2:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Just one week after the release of the major KDE Plasma 5.11 desktop environment, the KDE Project on Tuesday announced the immediate availability of the maintenance update to the series, KDE Plasma 5.11.1.

New story! Linus Torvalds says targeted fuzzing is improving Linux security

Announcing the fifth release candidate for the Linux kernel version 4.14, Linus Torvalds has revealed that fuzzing is producing a steady stream of security fixes.

New story! How to Install SuiteCRM with Nginx on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 18, 2017 12:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, PHP
SuiteCRM is an open source CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software based on PHP. It is a fork of the popular CRM software SugarCRM, and has become more popular after the team behind the latter decided to stop the development of the free version. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure SuiteCRM using Nginx as the Web server.

New story! Worlds smallest i.MX6 tapped for customizable Linux SBC

Gumstix has added NXP’s tiny, Linux-driven SCM-i.MX6 module to its Geppetto design library, and has launched a “Cobalt MC” SBC to showcase the tiny COM. Gumstix continues to add more computer-on-modules and single board computers to its Geppetto D2O design library, offering more options for developers to build custom board designs online for prototyping and quick manufacture of small runs.

New story! Chrome OS Gets Material Design for "Do Not Disturb," Android-Like Screenshots

Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is sharing today information on a new Material Design refresh for Google's Chrome OS' "Do Not Disturb" mode, which landed in the latest Chrome Canary channel.

New story! What's New in Docker 17.09?

Much like the container microservices DevOps world itself, Docker iterates rapidly. In a session at the DockerCon EU conference in Copenhagen Vivek Saraswat, senior product manager at Docker detailed some of the new features in recently released versions of both Docker Community Edition (CE) and Docker Enterprise Edition (EE).

New story! Docker to Bring Kubernetes to Its Flagship Enterprise Platform

In a classic case of "if you can't lick 'em, join 'em," Docker is bringing Kubernetes to Docker Enterprise Edition, its container platform for enterprises. Perhaps the move, announced Tuesday at DockerCon 17 in Copenhagen, was inevitable, as just about every organization that uses containers has jumped on the Kubernetes bandwagon.

New story! A 7-step plan for engaging your community's naysayers

When you practice open communication and invite feedback, you get a lot valuable input that can improve your ideas, projects, and decisions. Yet one of the most common questions I hear is this: "That's all well and good, and I agree, it's best to open yourself up to that kind of feedback. But what about that one guy. . .?" You know the one they're talking about. It's Mr. Grumpy, who inevitably shows up and says things like, "Oh, that won't work here" or "We already tried something like that," yet never seems to offer any helpful or productive alternatives. read more

New story! Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and elementary OS All Patched Against WPA2 KRACK Bug

As you are aware, there's a major WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) security vulnerability in the wild, affecting virtually any device or operating system that uses the security protocol, including all GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! Image Processing on Linux

ImageJ is a useful tool for analyzing images in scientific research—for example, you may use it for classifying tree types in a landscape from aerial photography.

New story! 26 DNF Command Examples for Package Management (rpm) on Fedora Linux

DNF or Dandified YUM is a fork of YUM package manager. It was introduced in fedora 18 & on fedora 22, it has now become default package manager for handling the RPM packages.

New story! Docker Opens Up To Support Kubernetes Container Orchestration

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 17, 2017 1:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
At the DockerCon EU conference, container vendor makes big announcement, embracing the one-time rival Kubernetes container orchestrator.

New story! How to use an Arduino and Raspberry Pi to turn a fiber optic neural network into wall art

Hollywood has made many big promises about artificial intelligence (AI): how it will destroy us, how it will save us, and how it will pass us butter. One of the less memorable promises is how cool it will look. read more

New story! The Advantages of VPS Hosting

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is an isolated virtual machine on a physical server. It is sold as a service by an Internet hosting provider.

New story! U.S. makes renewable energy software open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 17, 2017 9:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As a longtime proponent of open source solar photovoltaic development, I am happy that the U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has shared all the source code for System Advisor Model (SAM), its most powerful renewable energy economic analysis software. read more

New story! The origin and evolution of FreeDOS

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 17, 2017 8:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Games; Story Type: News Story
I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s. My parents wanted to expose my brother and me to computers from an early age, so they bought an Apple II clone called the Franklin Ace 1000. I'm sure the first thing we used it for was playing games. But it didn't take long before we asked, "How does it work?" Our parents bought us a book about how to program in Applesoft BASIC, and we taught ourselves. read more

New story! Renesas taps new 10-year SLTS kernel from the Civil Infrastructure Platform

Renesas upgraded the Linux stack for its RZ/G SoCs to use CIP’s 10-year SLTS kernel. Meanwhile, the standard LTS kernel will expand from 2 to 6 years. The Linux Foundation launched the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) project a year ago with the intention of developing base layer, open source industrial-grade software starting with a 10-year […]

New story! Using Dell Dock with Ubuntu

  • Chris Shaw Portfolo; By Christopher Shaw (Posted by cshaw on Oct 17, 2017 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Intel, Ubuntu
Over the years I have found my way around many minor hurdles when using Ubuntu, the most recent being Using the DELL ULTRAHD 4K USB 3.0 DOCKING STATION (D3100). I was issued one at work to allow me to hook 2 IPS monitors to my generic i5 laptop which only had one hdmi. Now for my co workers using windows, this was fairly simple. Where as I found it a little harder but mostly because of how hidden the drivers were.

New story! Intel-based IoT edge computers offer up to 10x GbE and PoE too

Corvalent’s new “CorEdge Box PCs” offer Bay Trail or Haswell CPUs with up to 10x GbE, up to 6x serial, and 4x USB ports, plus an optional PoE model. Corvalent’s new CorEdge Box PCs focus on IoT edge computing, including monitoring, networking, and data acquisition applications.

New story! DragonFly BSD 5.0 Operating System Debuts Next-Generation HAMMER2 File System

More than six months after the release of the 4.8 series, the BSD-derived DragonFly BSD operating system has been updated today to version 5.0, a major new stable series that introduces new features and numerous improvements.

New story! Using the Linux find command with caution

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Oct 17, 2017 2:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
To make sure files aren't removed accidentally when running the Linux find command, use the -ok command. It will ask for permission before removing any files.

New story! Compact Kaby Lake module loads up on USB and PCIe

Aaeon’s COM-KBUC6 is a COM Express Type 6 Compact module with “Kaby Lake” Core-U CPUs, 5x PCIe, 12x USB, and 3x SATA III. Aaeon has revised its Intel 6th Gen Core based COM-SKUC6 COM Express Type 6 Compact module, which we covered in brief in 2015 as part of Intel’s Skylake announcement, as a new “Kaby Lake” based COM-KBUC6.

New story! Protect your wifi on Fedora against KRACK

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 16, 2017 11:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
You may have heard about KRACK (for “Key Reinstallation Attack”), a vulnerability in WPA2-protected Wi-Fi. This attack could let attackers decrypt, forge, or steal data, despite WPA2’s improved encryption capabilities. Fear not — fixes for Fedora packages are on their... Continue Reading →

New story! Uber Open Sources AthenaX, Its Streaming Analytics Platform

In production for six months, the platform powers Uber's business, running more than 220 applications in the company's data centers.

New story! Private Internet Access becomes a KDE Patron

Private Internet Access is joining KDE as a Patron and pledges to support the work of KDE e.V. through the corporate membership program.

New story! Solus Gets Driverless Printing, Improvements to Linux Steam Integration, More

Solus' communications manager Joshua Strobl is reporting today on the latest goodies and software updates that landed recently in the software repositories of the Linux-based operating system.

New story! Red Hat Releases CRI-O 1.0 for Kubernetes Container Runtime

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 16, 2017 7:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Red Hat announced the official 1.0 general availability release of CRI-O on Oct. 16, providing a competitive alternative to running the Docker runtime in Kubernetes deployments. The news comes as the DockerCon EU conference gets underway in Copenhagen, Denmark from Oct. 16-19.

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