New story! More ad-versarial tech: Mozilla to pop limited ad blocker into Firefox

Deteriorating web prompts browser maker to take a stand. Mozilla intends to add basic ad filtering capabilities to its Firefox browser later this year, according to its recently updated roadmap. The move follows from what Asa Dotzler, Firefox roadmap and community leader at Mozilla, describes as changes that are making the web experience worse.

New story! How to Install Python 3.6.4 on CentOS 7

We’ll show you how to install Python 3.6.4 on CentOS 7. Python is at the core of many popular websites and programs – YouTube, Instagram, and even Yum on CentOS, to name a few. They all rely on Python’s reliability and performance to complete many tasks at a time. Python is a general-purpose object-oriented programming language designed to be used as a software solution for almost all kinds of problems.

New story! Why so little love for the patent grant in the MIT License?

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2018 4:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
Too often, I hear it said that the MIT License has no patent license, or that it has merely some possibility of an "implied" patent license. If the MIT License was sensitive, it might develop an inferiority complex in light of the constant praise heaped on its younger sibling, the Apache License, which conventional wisdom says has a "real" patent license. read more

New story! Raspberry Pi atmospheric sensor HAT can detect distant explosions

OSOP’s $179 and up “Raspberry Boom” Raspberry Pi HAT add-on detects infrasound from volcanoes, explosions, and rockets. A $299 and up Shake and Boom HAT adds a seismograph. Panama-based OSOP, which found Kickstarter success with its Raspberry Shake seismograph add-on board for the Raspberry Pi, has now returned with a Raspberry Boom add-on board and […]

New story! Vivaldi Browser Teams with DuckDuck Go to Enable Private Search, Memory Leak Discovered in GNOME Shell and More

News briefs for March 23, 2018.

New story! Purism Librem 13: A Security-Focused Powerhouse of a Linux Laptop

  • - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2018 11:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
When I learned a relatively new company was shipping laptops pre-installed with Linux, I jumped at the chance to review one. The company in question is Purism.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: New ACRN Project For IoT Arrives, Sony Owes PS3 Owners $65 & More

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2018 9:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in open source and Linux news, The Linux Foundation's new ACRN (yes, pronounced acorn) project offers a hypervisor designed for IoT, Sony owes disgruntled PS3 owners $65... because of Linux, and more!

New story! 5 Minute FOSS: Spinning a custom Linux distribution

  • Linux Journal; By Petros Koutoupis (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2018 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Community, Linux

New story! Best Desktop Environment

Read on to see how the desktop environment contenders fared in this week's Readers' Choice Awards category.

New story! Is Application Security Dead?

Spoiler alert: If application security isn't dead yet, its days are numbered. OK, this is an over-exaggeration, but fear not, application security engineers - the work you do is actually becoming more important than ever, and your budget will soon reflect this. Application security will never die, but it will have to morph to succeed.

New story! 7 steps to DevOps hiring success

  •; By Conor Delanbanque (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2018 1:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
As many of us in the DevOps scene know, most companies are hiring, or, at least, trying to do so. The required skills and job descriptions can change entirely from company to company. As a broad overview, most teams are looking for a candidate from either an operations and infrastructure background or someone from a software engineering and development background, then combined with key skills relating to continuous integration, configuration management, continuous delivery/deployment, and cloud infrastructure. Currently in high-demand is knowledge of container orchestration.

New story! Linux Mint 19 "Tara" Will Ship in June, Pre-Installed on the Mintbox Mini 2 PCs

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 23, 2018 11:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mint
The Linux Mint project announced today details about the second-generation Mintbox Mini PC, along with the expected release date of the upcoming Linux Mint 19 "Tara" operating system.

New story! How to integrate ONLYOFFICE 9.6 with WordPress

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 9:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this tutorial, we'll learn how to easily integrate ONLYOFFICE with your WordPress website. ONLYOFFICE is an open source solution that comprises powerful document editing features and multiple productivity tools, such as CRM, projects, mail, chat and more distributed under AGPL v3.

New story! Envoy CNCF Project Completes Security Audit, Delivers New Release

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 23, 2018 7:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
The Envoy cloud services proxy mesh is the first project to benefit from the CNCF's security audit process, with Kubernetes set to follow in the future.

New story! Wireless crazed Orange Pi boasts 4G LTE, WiFi, BT, FM, and GPS

The “Orange Pi 4G-IOT” SBC that runs Android 6.0 on a quad -A53 MediaTek MT6737 SoC, and offers a 40-pin header, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM, GPS, a 4G LTE radio, and fingerprint sensor support.

New story! i.MX6 ULL module runs Linux with real-time patch

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 4:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Artila’s “M-X6ULL” COM runs Linux 4.14 with the PREEMPT_RT patch on an 800MHz i.MX6 ULL, and offers dual LAN controllers, 4GB eMMC or an optional microSD slot, and an optional carrier board. The M-X6ULL, which follows other Artila i.MX based modules such as the i.MX537 based M-5360A, measures only 68 x 43mm. Still, that’s hardly […]

New story! How to tell when moving to blockchain is a bad idea

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 3:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
So, there's this thing called "blockchain" that is quite popular… read more

New story! Ubuntu Preps to Remove Qt 4 Support from the Archives, Target Ubuntu 19.04

Ubuntu developer and contributor Simon Quigley recently proposed the removal of Qt 4 support from the repositories of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, following in the footsteps of Debian GNU/Linux.

New story! Court of Appeal settles reseller's question: Is software a good?

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 1:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The answer may dismay and confuse you Software is not a good, the Court of Appeal in London, England, has ruled.…

New story! Digitizing VHS with Fedora

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 12:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Just before Christmas, I decided it was time for my kids to see one of my favorite movies: The Muppet Christmas Carol. I grabbed the tape (yes, tape) off the shelf and put it in the VCR (yes, VCR) and... nothing happened. Oh no! read more

New story! Which Linux Distribution to Use After Ubuntu?

  • It's Foss; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by elobga on Mar 23, 2018 11:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
If you have gained some Linux skills after using Ubuntu for some time, you may try switching to these distributions to explore the world of Linux distributions further.

New story! Linux mkfifo Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 10:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you're even a moderate Linux command line user, you must be aware of pipes, a fundamental command line feature that allows processes to communicate. Then there's a concept of named pipes (yeah, pipes with names, so that you can do more with pipes). The mkfifo command lets you create such named pipes.

New story! Top Linux tools for writers

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2018 8:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you've read my article about how I switched to Linux, then you know that I’m a superuser. I also stated that I’m not an “expert” on anything. That’s still fair to say. But I have learned many helpful things over the last several years, and I'd like to pass these tips along to other new Linux users. Today, I’m going to discuss the tools I use when I write. I based my choices on three criteria: read more

New story! 5 Things to Look Forward to in Krita 4.0

That Krita has become one of the most popular applications for painting among digital artists is an understatement. The great thing is that, with every new version, Krita just gets better and better. The latest release is a perfect example of that. Check out what you can look forward to in the new 4.0 version.

New story! How to Install Laravel on Debian 9

In this 7-step guide, we will show you how to install Laravel on Debian 9. We’ll install Laravel together with PHP-FPM and Nginx. Laravel is a next generation of PHP framework, and it’s the most popular open-source PHP framework lately. It is intended for the modern, rapid development of web applications, following the MVC model. Installing Laravel (The PHP Framework For Web Artisans, its how they called it) on Debian 9 is an easy task and it should take few minutes to finish it. This guide should work on other Linux operating systems, but was written and tested for Debian 9. Let’s get started!

New story! Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow's 2018 Developer Survey

Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online community for developers, published the results of their annual developer survey, held throughout January 2018.

New story! Easy way to install Java on Ubuntu systems

Java is a high level programming language that is being used for a large number of applications & is installed on large number of servers/systems. We have already covered how we can install java...

New story! Mozilla Accepting Applications for Internet Fellowships, Node.js Now Available as a Snap, Krita 4.0.0 Released and More

News briefs for March 22, 2018.

New story! GitHub: Our dependency scan has found four million security flaws in public repos

GitHub says its security scan for old vulnerabilities in JavaScript and Ruby libraries has turned up over four million bugs and sparked a major clean-up by project owners.

New story! Mozilla stops Facebook advertising, demands privacy changes

It's probably not top of Mark Zuckerberg's worry list this week but Mozilla Corporation, developer of the Firefox browser, is officially unhappy with Facebook.

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