New story! Election night hackathon supports civic engagement

On November 7, 2017, members of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) community came together for the annual Election Night Hackathon held in the Simone Center for Student Innovation. This marked the seventh anniversary of a civic tradition for the FOSS @ MAGIC community, in which students and faculty analyze civic problems in the local community, state, or country and propose a project to address them. read more

New story! What is Kubernetes?

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 12, 2017 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Kubernetes is more than just a container orchestration according to one of the Google engineers that helped to build the widely used cloud native platform.

New story! Rugged in-vehicle PC line includes Kaby Lake and Bay Trail models

Ibase’s rugged MPT V-Series in-vehicle computers offer 7th/6th Gen Core or Bay Trail CPUs, plus 2x mini-PCIe, 3x M.2, and optional CAN or OBD-II links. Ibase announced a new line of fanless MPT V-Series computers for IoT applications, starting with two rugged, in-vehicle models: the MPT-7000V with Intel’s 7th (“Kaby Lake”) or 6th (“Skylake”) Generation Core processors and the MPT-3000V with a quad-core, 1.91GHz Atom E3845 from the Bay Trail generation with 10W TDP.

New story! New Antivirus Live CD Release Is Out Now Based on 4MLinux 24.0 and ClamAV 0.99.2

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today on the general availability of the Antivirus Live CD 24.0-0.99.2 GNU/Linux distribution.

New story! Looking Back at Randa Meetings 2017: Accessibility for Everyone

Randa Meetings are crucial to the KDE community for developer interaction, brainstorming, and bringing great new things to KDE. Randa Meetings are a yearly collection of KDE Community contributor sprints that take place in Randa, Switzerland. With origins dating back to a Plasma meeting in 2009, Randa is one of the most important developer-related events in the community.

New story! SysAdmins and Kernel Developers Advance Linux Skills with LiFT

Bhumika Goyal, age 22, of India, has had more 340 patches accepted into the Linux kernel – an accomplishment that contributed in no small part to her receiving one of two Linux Kernel Guru scholarships from The Linux Foundation.

New story! Important BASH tips tricks for Beginners

  • linuxtechlab.com; By LinuxTechLab (Posted by linuxtechlab on Dec 11, 2017 10:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This post is dedicated to those users who are just getting started with their Linux Journey. I am sharing some Bash tips tricks which will make you more familiar with BASH &...

New story! How to use WeKan to manage your work

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 11, 2017 9:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Managing your work—figuring out which tasks to carry out and scheduling them—can be difficult. Not only are other things competing for your attention, there's only so much time in the day for you to do what you need or want to do. There are any number of tools that you can use to help manage your workflow. You've probably used or test driven as many (or maybe even more) than I have. One that I find effective is WeKan. read more

New story! Apollo Lake based IoT gateway and embedded controller runs Ubuntu

Adlink’s rugged “MXE-210” gateway offers Atom x7-E3950 or x5-E3930 SoCs, industrial protocol support, and mini-PCIe wireless and storage options. The Intel Apollo Lake based MXE-210 adds to a line of rugged Adlink MXE computers such as the Bay Trail Atom based MXE-200i. The compact, 140 x 110 x 58mm MXE-210 is an “IIoT-ready combination embedded […]

New story! How to Upgrade Kernel on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 11, 2017 6:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to upgrade CentOS 7 kernel to the latest version, and we will be using the kernel from ELRepo repository. CentOS 7 is using 3.10 as the default kernel version. And in this guide, we will install the latest stable version 4.11.2.

New story! Zephyr Project defends use of vendor HALs

At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, NXP developer and Zephyr Project member Maureen Helm proposed that the benefits of vendor HALs outweigh the drawbacks. The use of vendor-supplied HALs (Hardware Abstraction Layers) in open source projects has been a source of ongoing debate. At the October ELC Europe conference in Prague, Maureen Helm, an MCU Software […]

New story! Ubuntu Devs Work on Demoting Python 2 to "Universe" Repo for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu devs are currently working on removing the Python 2 interpreter from the Ubuntu repositories as end of life was announced upstream for the year 2020.

New story! The Linux-powered Ataribox will be available to pre-order on December 14th

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Dec 11, 2017 2:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The retro Ataribox console powered by Linux is due for pre-orders on December 14th, hopefully then they will finally reveal more about the specifications.

New story! What is a blockchain smart contract?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 11, 2017 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The first thing to know about blockchain smart contracts is they're not contracts, smart, or necessarily on a blockchain. They are, in fact, singularly ill-named.1 Let's address these issues in reverse order, and we should find out exactly what a smart contract actually is along the way. First, an introduction to what transactions are and things that aren't transactions. read more

New story! Learning GREP command with examples

  • linuxtechlab.com; By LinuxTechLab (Posted by linuxtechlab on Dec 11, 2017 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Grep is a very important & powerful Linux commands. It stands for ‘Global Regular Expression Print’ & is used for matching & printing a search pattern or a regular expression from a single or

New story! 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for December

COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can... Continue Reading →

New story! Linux Kernel 5.0 Will be Coming in the Summer of 2018

  • It's FOSS; By Abhishek (Posted by abhishekpc on Dec 11, 2017 1:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linus Torvalds reveals the silly reason about why there will be a Linux Kernel 5 hopefully in the summer of 2018. He also discusses the need for new Linux Kernel maintainers.

New story! TeamViewer 13, CrossOver 17, Distros: Puppy, Peppermint, Bodhi, Uruk & more | This Week in Linux 17

VIDEO: TeamViewer 13 now natively for Linux, CrossOver 17 bring Microsoft Office 2016 to Linux, Distro Releases for Puppy, Peppermint, Bodhi, Uruk & more on Episode 17 of This Week in Linux

New story! Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" Live, Installable ISOs Now Available to Download

Following on yesterday's announcement of the Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" and Debian GNU/Linux 8.10 "Jessie" maintenance updates, today the Debian Project published the new ISO images.

New story! Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls Are Increasingly Active and Microsoft is Selling 'Protection' (Azure Subscriptions)

There are several indications that Microsoft-connected shells, which produce no products and are threatening a large number of companies, are inadvertently if not intentionally helping Microsoft sell "indemnification" ("Azure IP Advantage," which echoes the Microsoft/Novell strategy for collecting what they called "patent royalties" one decade ago)

New story! What Are Zombie Processes And How To Find & Kill Zombie Processes?

If you are a regular Linux user, you must have encountered the term ‘Zombie Processes’. So what are the Zombie Processes? How do they get created? Are they harmful to the system? How do I kill these processes? Keep reading for the answers to all these questions.

New story! Microsoft and Heptio to Bring 'Ark' to Azure Kubernetes

It's not the first time one of Heptio's tools has found favor with a major cloud provider. In late November, when Amazon Web Services announced its upcoming Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes, it revealed that a single sign on solution it would implement had been developed in partnership with Heptio.

New story! KDE Frameworks 5.41.0 Released with More Than 120 Improvements and Bugfixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 10, 2017 1:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE Project released today a new version of its open-source KDE Frameworks software stack, a collection of over 70 add-on libraries to the Qt application framework, for GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! GeckoLinux Brings Flexibility and Choice to openSUSE

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2017 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
GeckoLinux—a unique take (offering both Static and Rolling releases) that offers a few options that openSUSE does not. Consider this list of features...

New story! 10 useful ncat (nc) Command Examples for Linux Systems

ncat or nc is networking utility with functionality similar to cat command but for network. It is a general purpose CLI tool for reading, writing, redirecting data across a network. It is designed to be a reliable back-end tool that can be used with scripts or other programs. It's also a great tool for network debugging, as it can create any kind of connect one can need.

New story! Ubuntu-Based ExTiX "The Ultimate Linux System" Now Includes Calamares Installer

Arne Exton released a new build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX 18.0 "The Ultimate Linux System" Deepin Edition GNU/Linux distribution with the latest Deepin 15.5 Desktop environment and Calamares graphical installer.

New story! The Biggest Problems With UC Browser

Before we even begin talking about the cons, I want to establish the fact that I have been a devoted UC Browser user for the past 3 years. I really love the download speeds I get, the ultra-sleek user interface and eye-catching icons used for tools.

New story! Why the Zephyr Project Uses Vendor HALs

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2017 3:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, Linux
The use of vendor-supplied HALs (Hardware Abstraction Layers) in open source projects has been a source of ongoing discussion. At the October ELC Europe conference in Prague, we took up the topic again.

New story! Wine 3.0 Just Around the Corner with Direct3D 11 Support for AMD and Intel GPUs

The highly anticipated Wine 3.0 open-source compatibility layer for installing and running Windows apps and games on Linux and UNIX-like operating systems just got its first Release Candidate today.

New story! Mozillas new voice recognition model, fixing the GPL, and more news

  • Opensource.com; By Don Watkins (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2017 11:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Mozilla
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Mozilla's new speech recognition model, how big players in open source are moving to help the GPL, and more.

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