New story! How to run DOS programs in Linux

The classic DOS operating system supported a lot of great applications: word processors, spreadsheets, games, and other programs. Just because an application is old doesn't mean it's no longer useful. read more

New story! How to: Upgrade Ubuntu 17.04 to Ubuntu 17.10

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 19, 2017 8:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) was released today as Ubuntu's latest and greatest release, but it's coming with a different desktop environment by default, so we've prepared a quick and straightforward tutorial on how to upgrade from Ubuntu 17.04.

New story! Rugged, Linux-driven HMI touch panel has built-in 4G

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 6:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
MYIR has launched a $239, HMI touch panel with a 7-inch resistive screen that runs Linux on a TI AM335x, and offers -10 to 70°C support and a 4G LTE module. MYIR’s Linux-based “MY-EVC5100S-HMI” touch-panel computer is designed for HMI systems in industrial control, manufacturing, vending, food and beverage, automation, and utilities applications. MYIR has […]

New story! Beelink S1 Mini PC and Linux – Comedy Gold

  • https://www.ossblog.org/beelink-s1-mini-pc-and-linux-comedy-gold/; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Oct 19, 2017 5:33 AM EDT)
The Beelink S1 is a small, silent mini PC released in August 2017 retailing for around 300 dollars (250 euros). It’s produced by Shenzhen AZW Technology Co Ltd, a Chinese company that focuses on Android smart TV boxes, Intel mini PCs, and home cloud TV boxes.

New story! Docker on Docker at DockerCon EU 17

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 19, 2017 4:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
COPENHAGEN — Docker Inc. the company behind the open-source Docker container technology doesn't just build docker, it also uses the same technology to power its own services.

New story! Skylake embedded computer has a thin 1U profile

Advantech has expanded its line of fanless, barebone EPC computers with a 43mm high “EPC-T1232” system based on a Skylake U-series thin Mini-ITX board. In August, Advantech launched its Linux-ready AIMB-232 thin Mini-ITX SBC featuring 6th Gen “Skylake” U-Series CPUs. Now it has followed up with an EPC-T1232 barebone computer based on the SBC, or […]

New story! Samsung to let Linux run on Galaxy smartmobes

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 1:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Even Linux desktops when lodged in DeX dock Samsung has announced it will soon become possible to run Linux on its Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones – and even Linux desktops.…

New story! Adobe patches zero-day vulnerability used to plant gov't spying software

On Monday, researchers from Kaspersky Lab revealed the new, previously unknown vulnerability, which has been actively used in the wild by advanced persistent threat (APT) group BlackOasis. Adobe has patched a zero-day vulnerability used by the BlackOasis APT to plant surveillance software developed by Gamma International.

New story! Ubuntu Drops Unity for GNOME in Artful Aardvark Release

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 18, 2017 11:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Ubuntu
Ever since the Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwal release in 2011, Ubuntu Linux, has had its own desktop environment known as Unity. With the new Ubuntu 17.10 Linux distribution set for general availability on Oct.19, Unity is no more and instead has been replaced the GNOME desktop environment that has long been the default for many of Ubuntu's commercial rivals.

New story! Install a Centralized Log Server with Rsyslog in Debian 9

In Linux, the rsyslog server can be configured to run a central log manager, in a service-client model fashion, and send log messages over the network via TCP or UDP transport protocols or receive logs from network devices, servers, routers, switches or other systems or embedded devices that generate logs.

New story! Kaby Lake Pico-ITX SBC features dual M.2 slots

Aaeon’s “PICO-KBU1” SBC is built on Intel 7th Gen U-series CPUs with up to 16GB DDR4, dual GbE ports, and M.2 B-key and E-Key expansion. The PICO-KBU1 SBC is equipped with Intel’s dual-core, 15W TDP 7th Gen U-series CPUs from the latest Kaby Lake generation.

New story! VirtualBox 5.2 Debuts Officially with Support for Exporting VMs to Oracle Cloud

To everyone's surprise, Oracle announced today the final release of the VirtualBox 5.2 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, Windows, and Solaris.

New story! Do you Need More MegaPixels? - Camera Myth

  • TheITstuff.com; By Rishabh (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 18, 2017 6:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
We go to extreme lengths to get the phone/camera with the highest Mega-Pixel count. Pay a bigger amount, compromise on other features or even criticize genuine brands for not giving more Mega-Pixels in their Cameras.

New story! Tips to Secure Your Network in the Wake of KRACK

The recent KRACK vulnerability targets the link between your device and the Wi-Fi access point, which is probably a router either in your home, your office, or your favorite cafe. These tips can help improve the security of your connection.

New story! Meet Bill Pollock, founder of No Starch Press

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 18, 2017 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you're a geek, a do-it-yourselfer, a maker, or just plain curious, you need to get your hands on some reading material from No Starch Press, which bills itself as "The Finest in Geek Entertainment." I have used its books as reference materials when teaching students about the Linux operating system and helping them learn to code. read more

New story! Franz Combines all Your Messaging Apps in a Single Application

  • It's FOSS; By Ambarish (Posted by abhishekpc on Oct 18, 2017 2:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Franz is a free to use application that combines different messaging services like WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Telegram, Skype, Slack and other chat applications in one application.

New story! How To Install Sublime Text 3 Stable In Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 18, 2017 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
All the developers out there love Sublime Text. It has been emerging as a great text editor for learners and advanced. It is available on Linux, Mac OS and Windows. Sublime text offers features like macros, recognition of a wide variety of languages, split view etc. The editor can also be customized using different themes. Some of these themes are already popular through Notepad++.

New story! Google Quietly Releases Chrome 62 to Stable Channel for Linux, Mac, and Windows

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 18, 2017 12:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google quietly promoted the Chrome 62 web browser to the stable channel today for desktops, including Mac, GNU/Linux, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

New story! How to create an e-book chapter template in LibreOffice Writer

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 18, 2017 10:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For many people, using a word processor is the fastest, easiest, and most familiar way to write and publish an e-book. But firing up your word processor and typing away isn't enough—you need to follow a format. That's where a template comes in. A template ensures that your book has a consistent look and feel. Luckily, creating a template is quick and easy, and the time and effort you spend on it will give you a better-looking book. read more

New story! Docker Accelerates App Migration to Containers with IBM Partnership

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 18, 2017 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
At the DockerCon EU conference, container vendor outlines successes and launches new partnership with IBM to help organizations move from legacy architectures to the microservices future.

New story! What Are the Hidden Files in my Linux Home Directory For?

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexander Fox (Posted by damien on Oct 18, 2017 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Do you know that your Home directory in your Linux system contains a lot of hidden files and folders? Here are some of the uses of the hidden files in Linux.

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).

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