New story! Patent-licensing company loses its $30M verdict against Sprint

A patent-licensing entity that sued the five largest cell phone carriers has seen its biggest victory slip away.

New story! Skylake-U Mini-ITX features mini-PCIe and PCIe x4

Habey’s Linux-ready “MITX-6960” Mini-ITX board features Intel’s 7th Gen U-series CPUs with 16GB DDR4, triple displays, dual SATA, mini-PCIe, and PCI x4. Habey has launched a MITX-6960 Mini-ITX board that runs Linux or Windows 7/8/10 on Intel’s dual-core, U-series processors from Intel’s 7th Generation “Skylake” family. You can choose between the 1.6GHz, dual-threaded Celeron 3855U […]

New story! How to protect your network from ransomware attacks

  • Network World; By Mark Dargin (Posted by bob on Aug 24, 2017 12:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
This 6-step plan, which includes backup and recovery, network monitoring, and antivirus, will help prevent a ransomware attack...

New story! Google Improves Security in Android 8.0 Oreo

  • eSecurityPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 23, 2017 11:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
New version of Android includes multiple new capabilities to enhance mobile operating system security.

New story! Rugged little embedded PC builds on Apollo Lake

Portwell’s “WEBS-21D0” features a quad-core Atom E3900 SoC, -20 to 60°C support, M.2 Type E expansion, and SATA and mSATA storage. The WEBS-21D0’s modest, 150 x 150 x 60mm dimensions are enabled by its 120 x 120mm Nano-6062 Nano-ITX motherboard, which was announced last November. No OS support was listed by Portwell for either the […]

New story! How to Install and Configure Monit on Debian 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2017 8:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Monit is a free and open source process monitoring tool that can be used to monitor system process using the web browser and command line. In this tutorial, we will explain how to setup and use Monit on Debian 9.

New story! How log rotation works with logrotate

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Aug 23, 2017 7:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Developer, Linux
Log rotation on Linux systems is important – and more complicated than you might expect. Learn what logrotate is, how it works, why you should use it and how to use it.

New story! Touch-panel PCs run Raspbian on Raspberry Pi CM3

Comfile has launched two IP65 protected, resistive touch panel PCs with 7- and 10.2-inch 800 x 480 displays, built around the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3. In February, Saelig Co. announced distribution of Janz Tec’s Raspberry Pi 3-based emPC-A/RPI3 industrial controller. Now, Saelig has launched North American distribution of Korea-based Comfile’s ComfilePi line of touch […]

New story! Managing tabular data in Groovy using Tika

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2017 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
I've been working on a data scraping project for a customer and started using Apache Tika after some experimentation showed me that it does a nice job of pulling text out of PDF files. This week, I was confronted with a new data source in DBF format, and it turns out Tika handles that as well. read more

New story! How to install Stress on Linux For generating work load

Want to put some stress|work load ( CPU or memory) on your Linux server. Learn how to install Stress on Linux so that,  you can easily manage the activity of putting work-load on your Linux server.

New story! Why open source should be the first choice for cloud-native environments

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2017 1:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Let's take a trip back in time to the 1990s, when proprietary software reigned, but open source was starting to come into its own. What caused this switch, and more importantly, what can we learn from it today as we shift into cloud-native environments? read more

New story! Fun to Play Open Source Turn-Based Strategy Games

Many of the biggest computer games concentrate on explosion-filled genres. But there is a place for high quality turn-based strategy games. It’s a neglected genre in the mainstream, yet contains many marvelous titles. The genre might conjure thoughts of board games with dice and individualized pieces. But, now, they can use the latest technology to make more realistic and immersive experiences.

New story! Children multiplication tables practice test with Bash script on Linux

The following post is a little bit different from my other posts as it does not solve any of your Linux configuration problems. Apologies there! This post is an attempt to kill multiple birds with one stone, hence expose children to a command line, avoid web flash and ads driven multiplication practice tests online and most importantly gain some multiplication skills along the way.

New story! Using Ansible for deploying serverless applications

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 23, 2017 9:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ansible is designed as the simplest deployment tool that actually works. What that means is that it's not a full programming language. You write YAML templates that define tasks and list whatever tasks you need to automate your job. read more

New story! How to Detect and Clean Malware from a Linux Server with Maldet

Linux systems are not immune to malware. To protect yourself, you can use Maldet to detect and clean malware from a Linux server.

New story! Integrating Web Applications with Apache

When you deploy a web application, how do end users access it? Often web applications are set behind a gateway device through which end users can access it. One of the popular products to act as an application gateway on Linux is the Apache Web Server. Although it can function as a normal web server, it also has the ability to connect through it to other web servers.

New story! 3 ways to trick out your terminal emulator

The command line is one of the most well-loved parts of a Linux distribution. Maybe not just because of what you can do with it, but how you can use it. Terminal windows are notorious for customization, and there’s several...

New story! Canonical Put Spotlight on Snap Apps for Ubuntu 17.10

The latest update to the GNOME Software (aka Ubuntu Software) in Ubuntu 17.10 brings two key changes to the desktop, both of which make Snap apps appear as first-class citizens and everything else, well, not.

New story! Linux expr command tutorial for beginners (with examples)

Sometimes, while working on the command line (especially when dealing with a shell script), you may find yourself in a situation where you have to perform actions like searching for a substring in a string, finding its index, as well as other things like performing comparisons and arithmetic operations. For those who aren't in the know, there exists a command line utility - dubbed expr - that lets you do all this.

New story! How to set up an all open-source IT infrastructure from scratch

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on Aug 23, 2017 12:32 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Fedora, Linux
You need to set up the IT infrastructure (email, file sharing, etc.) for a new company. No restrictions. No legacy application support necessary. How would you do it? What would that ideal IT infrastructure look like? For starters, everything should be open source.

New story! Apache Foundation and Facebook in Standoff Over React.js License

The widespread use of code from Facebook maintained React.js, a popular developer tool for building interfaces with JavaScript, is the reason why this issue is particularly problematic for Apache. Unless Facebook changes the license, all of Facebook's code will have to be removed from all projects that have been using it. In some cases that might be impossible, meaning popular applications will no longer be available.

New story! 4 open principles for building a better startup

  •; By Mark Krake (Posted by bob on Aug 22, 2017 9:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you're launching a company, you might believe you shouldn't have to deal with issues like personnel development and company culture. After all, as a startup you're only concerned with the development and rapid evolution of your own product and services, right? This kind of thinking is short-term thinking. Successful startups develop organizations with long-term strategies in mind. Startups really should think about—and prepare the groundwork for—their own company culture from beginning, so they can scale it over time as they grow.

New story! Red Hat adds Microsofts .NET Core 2.0 to its Linux and cloud offerings

How things change! Microsoft is porting SQL Server to Red Hat's Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). And now, Red Hat will support Microsoft's open-source .NET Core 2.0 on RHEL, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, and other Red Hat platforms. It's no wonder Bill Gates only owns 1.3 percent of Microsoft these days.

New story! The Battle to Save Net Neutrality: A Panel with Tom Wheeler, Ro Khanna, Mozilla, Leading TV Producers and Others

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Aug 22, 2017 6:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
On September 18, net neutrality experts will gather at the Internet Archive to discuss dire threats to the open web. You’re invited! Net neutrality — and the future of a healthy internet — is at stake.

New story! Announcing Open Jam, a game jam created with open source in mind

  •; By Jared Sprague (Posted by bob on Aug 22, 2017 5:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
After more than a year of participating in game jams as Team Scripta, we wanted to host one that promotes open source games and game creation tools. That's why we're teaming up with to bring you Open Jam, a game jam dedicated to doing just that.

New story! DeepSPADE (alias DeepSmokey): A Machine-Learning System That Collects Spam from the Internet

  •; By Tanmay Bakshi (Posted by bob on Aug 22, 2017 3:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
DeepSPADE stands for Deep Spam Detection, and the basic point is for machine learning to do a Natural Language Classification task to differentiate between spam and non-spam posts on public community forums.

New story! Hardening Docker Hosts

Root inside your containers is the root user on your host. Securing your Docker containers and the hosts upon which they run is key to sustaining reliable and available services. From my professional DevSecOps perspective securing the containers and the orchestrators (such as OpenShift, Docker Swarm and Kubernetes) is usually far from easy.

New story! How many of your games run on Linux?

Gamer? Check. Linux user? Check. For years, one of the top excuses I heard from friends who would otherwise have switched to Linux long ago is that they just couldn't give up their Windows-only games. I can empathize. I was a dual-booter for years for exactly this reason, and it made making the switch harder for me. After all, once I'm booted into one operating system, the temptation is to stay there rather than rebooting once gameplay is over. Today, the landscape is far different. It's much easier than it used to be for a gamer to be a Linux user, and vice versa. read more

New story! Astroplan Python library makes astronomy research planning easier

For some people, the darkness of the recent eclipse set off a light bulb. As millions of people saw the sun blotted out by the moon, many of them realized they're interested in astronomy more generally. Those people are in luck. A Python library called Astroplan can help them plan their observations. read more

New story! Gtop, is one of the nifty tool that capable to display system processes dynamically in graphic mode on your Linux terminal.

Gtop, is one of the nifty tool that capable to display system processes dynamically in graphic mode on your Linux terminal.

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