New story! USB stick turns 64-bit x86 systems into Linux thin clients

Igel has launched a “UD Pocket” USB stick that boots up a VDI environment on any 64-bit x86 PC, laptop, or other device without overwriting its local OS. Since the early days of Linux, IT administrators and demo presenters have been using USB stick and Live CD-based devices to boot up Linux distributions like Knoppix […]

New story! Best Open Source Hosting Control Panels

You don’t have to be a command line guru in order to host a simple website. There are paid control panels like WHM/cPanel or DirectAdmin which are very powerful, but if you don’t like to pay for a control panel you can simply choose one of the open source alternatives. In this guide, we will present to you some of the most popular open source hosting control panels.

New story! Endless Sky now available on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Dec 7, 2016 3:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Endless Sky is a 2D space trading and combat game similar to Escape Velocity. The game sets you as a beginning pilot, just having made a down payment on your very first starship. You’re given a choice between a shuttle,... Continue Reading →

New story! vnStat – A lightweight (command line) network traffic monitor

vnStat is a console based (lightweight) network traffic monitor utility for Linux & BSD, that collect & store network interface statistics data (bytes transmitted & bytes received) information provided by the kernel.

New story! Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 Officially Released with Revamped Unity 8 Interface, Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 7, 2016 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak announced the general availability of the long-anticipated Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 software update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices.

New story! Getting started with Raspberry Pi

So you have a Raspberry Pi, or you’re thinking of getting one, and you want to know how to get started and how to become a master user of one. The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer, meaning that in many ways it's a regular PC, except that everything that makes up the computer is on a single board rather than a traditional PC, which has a motherboard and requires a number of additional daughterboards to make a whole unit. read more

New story! FOSS DOS For 21st Century Hardware

The founder and coordinator of the FreeDOS Project writes about FreeDOS 1.2, which is scheduled for a Christmas Day release. There is good news for classic gamers and nostalgia buffs: this one's got games.

New story! Unbound cache-only DNS server setup on RHEL 7 Linux

Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS server. Having said that, Unbound DNS server cannot be used as an authoritative DNS server, which means it cannot be used to host custom domain name records. As a result, if your goal is to build a cache-only or forwarding DNS server, Unbound may be your preferred choice, as it does just that and it does it well.

New story! Eek! My rounding is biased!

I've written several BASH scripts that use GNU AWK's printf function to round off decimal numbers. Now I've learned that the rounding is biased, and I need to re-do the scripts.

New story! Embedded Linux at sweet 16: adapting to the IoT

At ELC Europe, embedded Linux guru Tim Bird examined the “Status of Embedded Linux” and discussed challenges that it faces in the brave new world of IoT. As Chair of the Architecture Group of The Linux Foundation’s CE Working Group, Tim Bird has long been the amiable public face of the Embedded Linux Conferences, which […]

New story! Samsung victorious at Supreme Court fight with 8-0 opinion against Apple

For the first time in a century, the US Supreme Court has weighed in on how much design patents are worth. The answer: not nearly as much as Apple thinks.

The 8-0 opinion (PDF) is a rebuke to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which held that the relevant "article of manufacture" for calculating damages was—in fact, had to be—the entire smartphone. That meant even though Apple's patents covered only certain design elements, it was entitled to $399 million in lost profits damages.

New story! Open spec SBC dual boots Android and Ubuntu on hexa-core RK3399

T-Firefly is Kickstartering the first hacker SBC with Rockchip’s Cortex-A72/-A53 RK3399. The Firefly-RK3399 has up to 4GB DDR3, M.2, and USB 3.0 Type-C. T-Firefly, which offers Linux- and Android-ready open source boards like the Firefly-RK3288 and sandwich-style Firefly-RK3288 Reload, ........

New story! Docker Boosts Container Storage with Infinit Acquisition

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 7, 2016 3:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Docker aims to directly integrate storage capabilities into its container engine, while still leaving room for organizations to choose other storage technologies.

New story! How to install Docker and run Docker containers on Fedora 25

Docker is an open source project supported by a commercial entity of the same name that makes it super-easy to run an application process inside a relatively isolated environment called a container. Unlike a virtual machine (VM), which has its own kernel, a container is dependent on the host operating system’s kernel.

New story! Family Farming and Open Source Wireless Networking

It's not just huge corporate farmers that are incorporating technology into their methodology. Smaller, more traditional farms are inventing their own technologies, often depending on open source.

New story! ROSA Desktop Fresh R8 Plasma 5: is it near-perfect?

The most recent release of ROSA is now ROSA Desktop Fresh R8, which is available in several flavours: MATE, GNOME 3, KDE 4 and Plasma 5. I decided to try the Plasma 5 edition of this distribution, especially as my interest to Plasma increased after the good impression Kubuntu 16.10 left on me.

New story! WordPress 4.7 Provides Improved Customization

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 6, 2016 10:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Community
WordPress 4.7 was released on December 6, providing the tens of millions of internet users that rely on it, with a long list of new features.

New story! Chrome bug triggered errors on websites using Symantec SSL certificates

The bug affected Chrome on all platforms, as well as the WebView component on Android.

New story! How to setup rsyslog for Centralized Log Management

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2016 8:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial explains how to setup rsyslog as a centralized log management server on RedHat Linux based OS like CentOS. Centralized log management means to collect all sorts of logs from several physical or virtualized servers on one log server to monitor the health and security of the server services. We use rsyslog in this tutorial because it offers high-performance, great security and a modular design.

New story! Easy way to install Oracle JAVA 8 (JDK & JRE) on RPM based systems

Are you facing difficulties to install Oracle JAVA on Linux ? Navigate our link for hassle free installation

New story! Bare metal and Virtual Machine Provisioning through Foreman Server

Foreman is a free and open source tool that can provision bare metal and create virtual machine instances under public and provide cloud.

New story! Now available: The Open Organization Leaders Manual

Organizations are becoming more open—but that certainly doesn't mean they don't need leaders. In fact, the demand for effective leadership hasn't abated in the age of the networked organization. If anything, it's increased. But yesterday's leadership strategies and tactics just won't cut it today. The open organization community at Opensource.com understands this—perhaps more acutely than anyone. So we've written a book about it. read more

New story! Transitioning to Python 3

The Python language, which is not new but continues to gain momentum and users as if it were, has changed remarkably little since it first was released. I don't mean to say that Python hasn't changed; it has grown, gaining functionality and speed, and it's now a hot language in a variety of domains, from data science to test automation to education.

New story! How to gain encrypted email on the Chromebook

I needed to use encryption on my Chromebook. For the longest time I was working with encryption apps, like Minilock. Eventually it became clear this wasn't the most efficient use of my time. So I waited for a better solution.

New story! 7 cool little open source projects that stood out in 2016

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2016 12:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the early days of the open source movement, a lot of the attention was on operating systems, and later on large content management systems. These days, containers are mentioned regularly even in mainstream news outlets. The big tech stories are great, but they miss the other great activity in the niches of the open source space. I've rounded up seven interesting lesser-known projects from the past year. You can see more articles about projects like this in my Nooks and Crannies column. read more

New story! More Examples of Microsoft and Its Patent Trolls Taxing Linux, Even After Microsoft 'Joined' (Paid) the Linux Foundation

A quick look at the past week's news and clues about Microsoft's (and its broad army of patent trolls) strategy for taxing Linux, or imposing bundling at zero cost (to Microsoft)

New story! Rugged Skylake embedded PC has wide range power

Axiomtek’s “eBOX565-500-FL” computer runs Linux or Windows on dual-core Intel 6th Gen CPUs, and offers four USB 3.0 ports and wide-range power. The eBOX565-500-FL updates the two-year-old eBOX560-880-FL embedded PC, which provides dual-core Intel 4th Gen “Haswell” Core and Celeron CPUs. The very similar eBOX565-500-FL instead taps the 14nm Intel 6th Gen “Skylake” ULT processors, […]

New story! 4 open source peer-to-peer marketplaces

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2016 8:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Peer-to-peer marketplaces have been booming, and PwC predicts the market will go from $15 billion in 2013 to $355 billion in 2025. read more

New story! Google Chrome 55 Fixes Flaws, Blocks Flash

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 6, 2016 7:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The long, slow march of Adobe's Flash technology off the web has reached another milestone with the debut of Google's Chrome 55 web browser.

New story! openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Now Officially Available as 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 Image

openSUSE Project, through Douglas DeMaio, announces a 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 image of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system.

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