New story! How to use an Arduino and Raspberry Pi to turn a fiber optic neural network into wall art

Hollywood has made many big promises about artificial intelligence (AI): how it will destroy us, how it will save us, and how it will pass us butter. One of the less memorable promises is how cool it will look. read more

New story! The Advantages of VPS Hosting

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is an isolated virtual machine on a physical server. It is sold as a service by an Internet hosting provider.

New story! U.S. makes renewable energy software open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 17, 2017 9:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As a longtime proponent of open source solar photovoltaic development, I am happy that the U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has shared all the source code for System Advisor Model (SAM), its most powerful renewable energy economic analysis software. read more

New story! The origin and evolution of FreeDOS

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 17, 2017 8:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Games; Story Type: News Story
I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s. My parents wanted to expose my brother and me to computers from an early age, so they bought an Apple II clone called the Franklin Ace 1000. I'm sure the first thing we used it for was playing games. But it didn't take long before we asked, "How does it work?" Our parents bought us a book about how to program in Applesoft BASIC, and we taught ourselves. read more

New story! Renesas taps new 10-year SLTS kernel from the Civil Infrastructure Platform

Renesas upgraded the Linux stack for its RZ/G SoCs to use CIP’s 10-year SLTS kernel. Meanwhile, the standard LTS kernel will expand from 2 to 6 years. The Linux Foundation launched the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) project a year ago with the intention of developing base layer, open source industrial-grade software starting with a 10-year […]

New story! Using Dell Dock with Ubuntu

  • Chris Shaw Portfolo; By Christopher Shaw (Posted by cshaw on Oct 17, 2017 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Intel, Ubuntu
Over the years I have found my way around many minor hurdles when using Ubuntu, the most recent being Using the DELL ULTRAHD 4K USB 3.0 DOCKING STATION (D3100). I was issued one at work to allow me to hook 2 IPS monitors to my generic i5 laptop which only had one hdmi. Now for my co workers using windows, this was fairly simple. Where as I found it a little harder but mostly because of how hidden the drivers were.

New story! Intel-based IoT edge computers offer up to 10x GbE and PoE too

Corvalent’s new “CorEdge Box PCs” offer Bay Trail or Haswell CPUs with up to 10x GbE, up to 6x serial, and 4x USB ports, plus an optional PoE model. Corvalent’s new CorEdge Box PCs focus on IoT edge computing, including monitoring, networking, and data acquisition applications.

New story! DragonFly BSD 5.0 Operating System Debuts Next-Generation HAMMER2 File System

More than six months after the release of the 4.8 series, the BSD-derived DragonFly BSD operating system has been updated today to version 5.0, a major new stable series that introduces new features and numerous improvements.

New story! Using the Linux find command with caution

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Oct 17, 2017 2:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
To make sure files aren't removed accidentally when running the Linux find command, use the -ok command. It will ask for permission before removing any files.

New story! Compact Kaby Lake module loads up on USB and PCIe

Aaeon’s COM-KBUC6 is a COM Express Type 6 Compact module with “Kaby Lake” Core-U CPUs, 5x PCIe, 12x USB, and 3x SATA III. Aaeon has revised its Intel 6th Gen Core based COM-SKUC6 COM Express Type 6 Compact module, which we covered in brief in 2015 as part of Intel’s Skylake announcement, as a new “Kaby Lake” based COM-KBUC6.

New story! Protect your wifi on Fedora against KRACK

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 16, 2017 11:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
You may have heard about KRACK (for “Key Reinstallation Attack”), a vulnerability in WPA2-protected Wi-Fi. This attack could let attackers decrypt, forge, or steal data, despite WPA2’s improved encryption capabilities. Fear not — fixes for Fedora packages are on their... Continue Reading →

New story! Uber Open Sources AthenaX, Its Streaming Analytics Platform

In production for six months, the platform powers Uber's business, running more than 220 applications in the company's data centers.

New story! Private Internet Access becomes a KDE Patron

Private Internet Access is joining KDE as a Patron and pledges to support the work of KDE e.V. through the corporate membership program.

New story! Solus Gets Driverless Printing, Improvements to Linux Steam Integration, More

Solus' communications manager Joshua Strobl is reporting today on the latest goodies and software updates that landed recently in the software repositories of the Linux-based operating system.

New story! Red Hat Releases CRI-O 1.0 for Kubernetes Container Runtime

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 16, 2017 7:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Red Hat announced the official 1.0 general availability release of CRI-O on Oct. 16, providing a competitive alternative to running the Docker runtime in Kubernetes deployments. The news comes as the DockerCon EU conference gets underway in Copenhagen, Denmark from Oct. 16-19.

New story! Alibaba and Red Hat Partner to Take RHEL-as-a-Service to China's Largest Cloud

Although Red Hat in the cloud is already available in China, the new arrangement is important because it makes the company's software portfolio available on the largest cloud in the largest of the emerging markets. This benefits existing customers with expansion plans that include what is now the world's second largest economy. It also promises to generate revenue from inside the country.

New story! How to Deploy Clojure Web Application on Debian 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 16, 2017 5:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This guide will walk through the process of deploying a simple web application in Clojure using supervisor and Nginx. Clojure is a modern general-purpose programming language for the JVM that focuses on concurrent programming found in operating systems. Clojure enables you to make use of the existing JVM infrastructure, including tools, libraries and application servers.

New story! psdash – System And Process Monitoring Web Dashboard For Linux

psdash is a system monitoring and information web dashboard for Linux written in python using psutils and flask.

New story! Top 10 Hacking Techniques Used By Hackers

  • TheITstuff.com; By Rishabh (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 16, 2017 3:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
We live in a world where cyber security has become more important than physical security, thousands of websites and emails are hacked daily. Hence, It is important to know the Top hacking techniques used by hackers worldwide to exploit vulnerable targets all over the internet.

New story! 4 website maintenance mistakes to avoid

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 16, 2017 2:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Maintenance is a good idea for every website, but it's a requirement for websites using open source code. The upside of open source is that everyone can participate. The downside is that means keeping up with everyone's changes. Code gets patched, which causes other code to stop working and need patches in turn. Exploits are found and then blocked. Fancy new features are developed, and your users want them. All of this means you need to keep up! The most important weapon to combat these forces is maintenance. read more

New story! Open Source Project Grafeas Enforces Kubernetes Supply Chain Security

Although Grafeas isn't container specific, that's really what it's all about. It includes Kritis, a policy engine for enforcing secure software supply chain policies that connects to Kubernetes using the ImagePolicyWebHook plugin. According to Google, Kritis offers "real-time enforcement of container properties at deploy time for Kubernetes clusters based on attestations of container image properties" that are stored in Grafeas.

New story! Get Your Weather Forecast From the Linux CLI

It's be convenient to be able to retrieve the latest weather forecast right from your terminal without opening up a web browser, wouldn't it? What about scripting it or setting a cron job? Well, you can.

New story! Upgrade Fedora Workstation to Fedora 27 Beta

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 16, 2017 11:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
In case you missed the news, Fedora 27 Beta was released last week. If you’re running Fedora Workstation, it’s easy to upgrade to the Beta release. Then you can try out some of the new features early. This article explains... Continue Reading →

New story! LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of BunsenLabs Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 16, 2017 10:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Once upon a time there was Crunchbang Linux, and then it was no more, and then the community brought it back to life in another form known as BunsenLabs Linux. This distribution offers a lightweight and easily customizable Openbox desktop.

New story! Researchers Reveal Critical KRACK Flaws in WPA WiFi Security

Widely used WPA2 protocol for WiFi security is revealed by researchers to be at risk from a form of replay attack that could leave hundreds of millions of devices vulnerable to attack.

New story! Opensource.com Lightning Talks at All Things Open 2017

Join the Opensource.com community for a set of amazing lightning talks you won't want to miss during the All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC. Speakers have five minutes to enlighten the audience about an open source topic they are passionate about. We've got everything from DevOps and Kubernetes, to wearables, cloud, and more.

New story! Windows Subsystem for Linux graduates in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 16, 2017 5:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Sysadmins and developers rejoice! WSL is now a fully fledged part of Windows 10, starting with the latest Fall Creators Update.

New story! KDE Plasma 5.11, Humble Bundle Acquisition, elementary OS & Snappy | This Week in Linux Ep.9

Round up of This Week's Linux GNews including KDE Plasma 5.11, Humble Bundle Acquisition, elementary OS & Snappy, Solus Steam Integration Snap, Helicopter Combat, and more

(Editor's note: Video report)

New story! OxygenOS Android 8.0 Oreo Open Beta Available For OnePlus 3/3T

  • HotHardware; By Rob Williams (Posted by bob on Oct 15, 2017 11:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Following a closed beta cycle, OnePlus has decided to let every 3 and 3T owner get in on the Android 8.0 Oreo action.

New story! Outlook, Office 2007 slowly taken behind the shed, shots heard

Farewell, you're out of extended support: No more updates, security fixes from Microsoft A decade after their release, Microsoft Office 2007 and Outlook 2007 today fell out of extended support. Gaze teary-eyed at your installation discs. The software has entered the Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.

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