New story! This Week in Open Source News: Linux Foundation Training Provides Crucial Team Education, Open Source Leadership Summit News & More

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Feb 19, 2017 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in Linux and open source news, John Shewchuk explains why training programs like that of The Linux Foundation are key to educating enterprise teams, many announcements from Open Source Leadership Summit in Lake Tahoe, and more!

New story! Snapdragon 820 lands on an Android Pico-ITX SBC

Inforce Computing has launched what it claims is the “first commercial single board computer” based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor. The $289 Pico-ITX form factor board targets “advanced, high-end embedded devices”....

New story! Wine 2.2 Sets Default Windows Version to Windows 7 for Newly Created Prefixes

Two weeks after announcing the availability of the Wine 2.1 development release, the Wine team published today the second development version after the popular open-source application hit the major 2.0 milestone in January.

New story! Antergos Linux : The beauty built on Arch

Antergos was first released by the name Cinnarch in 2012. At first, Cinnarch used Cinnamon as default desktop environment But then the team shifted to Gnome and also changed the name to Antergos. This distribution is based in Spain and based on Arch Linux. For this post we used latest Antergos 17.2 with KDE plasma desktop.

New story! Yahoo releases deep learning software, RethinkDB resurrected, and more open source news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 19, 2017 2:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Yahoo releasing software for deep learning, the Linux Foundation picking up RethinkDB, and more. Open source news roundup for February 5-18, 2017 read more

New story! Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client Finally Makes Its Way Back into Debian's Repos

After a long wait, Debian developer Christoph Goehre was proud to announce a couple of days ago that the Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client has officially landed in the repositories of Debian GNU/Linux, de-branding Icedove.

New story! That Was The Week That Was: Edition 1

  • OSSBlog.org; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Feb 18, 2017 10:52 PM EDT)
This is the first edition of TWTWTW, a weekly blog promoting interesting developments in the open source world. TWTWTW seeks to whet your curiosity. The name pays homage to the satirical British TV comedy programme aired in the early 1960s. Except satire isn’t the the raison d’etre for this blog.

New story! How to change the hostname on CentOS and Ubuntu

The hostname is used to identify the server when connected on a network and it is configured during the initial server setup. Changing the initial server hostname is a task that you might like to perform while you are using the server and in this tutorial, we will show you how to change the hostname on a Linux VPS running CentOS 7 or Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system.

New story! Node-RED Update Tech Talk

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2017 7:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Node-RED co-creators Nick O’Leary and Dave Conway-Jones describe and demonstrate some of the new features that make it even faster to create and debug flows, as well as where they see the project heading in 2017.

New story! Want to be a great leader? Assume positive intent

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2017 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source communities are some of the most passionate organizations I've ever seen. Their members care deeply about the work they do (often voluntarily), and that passion drives incredible innovations. That's no small feat, because open source communities are often collaborating in the face of geographic, cultural, and technological barriers that can lead to unfortunate misunderstandings. And yet open source communities are also extraordinarily resilient. Some of them have found clever ways to refocus their energies and eliminate sources of conflict. read more

New story! How The Linux Foundation is Advancing Next-Gen Internet Infrastructure

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Mark Hinkle (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2017 3:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
The breadth of the The Linux Foundation (affectionately known as The LF) is often overlooked due to its eponymous name. However, what may not be apparent to the layman is that The LF is providing a true foundation for the next generation of Internet infrastructure by cultivating the biggest shared technology investment in history.

New story! Israeli soldiers hit in cyberespionage campaign using Android malware

More than 100 soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces had their Android phones infected with malware by a cyberespionage group.

New story! Apple Wants To Stop You Fixing Your iPhone And iPad: Source Says It Will Testify Against 'Right To Repair' Legislation

Even though the idea seems a no-brainer -- you bought it, why shouldn't you be able to repair it? -- progress has been extremely slow, as successive Techdirt articles have chronicled. One of the most important developments is a number of "Right to Repair" bills that are being considered by various state legislatures. These typically require electronics manufacturers to make service manuals available to the public, and to sell repair parts. The hope is that if even one or two of these are passed, manufacturers will find it simpler to comply nationally. However, an article on Motherboard suggests that the "Right to Repair" movement has a rather surprising enemy.

New story! Organizing your music: Tagging as you rip

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2017 9:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I think that I've always hated filing and organizing stuff. Equally, I always hate it when I can't find something because I haven't filed or organized it well. When it comes to enjoying my music, these two contradicting tendencies tend to show up when I try a new music player that can't figure out how my cover art is stored, can't find the correct cover image online because the album is unusual, or the version I have isn't correctly named. read more

New story! Top 5: Dropping GPL license usage, a quick intro to tmux, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2017 7:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's Top 5, I highlight dropping GPL license usage, sample data for apps with the tool Elizabeth, a tale of a brief career in open source, a muscian's journey from distro to distro, and a quick intro to tmux. Top 5 articles of the week 5. A quick introduction to tmux read more

New story! Insecure Android apps put connected cars at risk

Android applications that allow millions of car owners to remotely locate and unlock their vehicles are missing security features that could prevent tampering by hackers, according to Kaspersky Lab researchers.

New story! Video: Linus Torvalds on How to Build a Successful Open Source Project

  • Linux.com; By Libby Clark (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2017 3:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux creator Linus Torvalds took the stage at Open Source Leadership Summit this week to share some of his secrets to success in building one of the world’s largest and most successful open source projects.

New story! How to install pandom: a true random number generator

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2017 1:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial explains how to install pandom: a timing jitter true random number generator maintained by ncomputers.org. The built-in Linux kernel true random number generator provides low throughput under modern circumstances, as for example: personal computers with solid state drives (SSD) and virtual private servers (VPS). This problem is becoming popular in Linux implementations, because of the continuously increasing need for true random numbers, mainly by diverse cryptographic purposes.

New story! Apple Will Fight 'Right to Repair' Legislation

Manufacturers have lobbied hard against right to repair legislation in the past. Last year, a bill headed through the New York statehouse was killed in part due to lobbying from Apple and IBM, among other manufacturers. But nationwide, the legislation appears to have much more momentum this year as more states introduce right to repair bills. Last month, the American Farm Bureau Federation, an influential political organization representing farmers, officially endorsed right to repair legislation.

New story! Linux Lite Among The Best Lightweight Linux Distributions

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Feb 17, 2017 10:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux
Another distro. Yeah, I know. I am getting tired too of all these distros popping out of everywhere. But I am still interested in trying them out. Each and every distro has a different reason for its existence. Today, we will look at Linux lite 3.2. This is neither a distro aiming to be a lightweight distro nor a distro trying to unleash the power of Linux with all apps preloaded. Instead, It tries to strike that perfect balance between them. Now, almost all of the distros aim to do that then, what is so special about this distro which makes it unique. Well, let me introduce to the distro first and I think why it achieved so much more than other distros becomes clear after that.

New story! Saving laptop power with powertop

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2017 9:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
If there’s one thing you want from a laptop, it’s long battery life. You want every drop of power you can get to work, read, or just be entertained on a long jaunt. So it’s good to know where your power is going. You can... Continue Reading →

New story! Apply Multiple Hald-CLUT Presets in a Single Action with a Bash Shell Script

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Feb 17, 2017 7:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Hald-CLUT files offer a straightforward way to apply color corrections to an image. But what if you have a handful of Hald-CLUT files and you want to apply them all to a specific photo?

New story! Using Python to find corrupted images

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2017 6:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Catch up on this series: Part 1: Automating repetitive tasks for digital artists with Python Part 2: Python file-management tricks for digital artists read more

New story! Understanding the difference between sudo and su

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2017 5:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this article, we will discuss in detail the 'su' command as well as how it differs from the 'sudo' command. The main work of the su command is to let you switch to some other user during a login session. In other words, the tool lets you assume the identity of some other user without having to logout and then login (as that user).

New story! An Introduction to Regular Expressions for New Linux Users

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2017 4:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Regular expressions are a powerful means for pattern matching and string parsing that can be applied in so many instances. With this incredible tool you can...

New story! 3D design contest for medical tools in Africa

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2017 2:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The moment the open source RepRap 3D printer was created, its potential for helping the developing the world was evident. read more

New story! System76 Saying Goodbye to Bland Design

Considering that System76 chose to unveil its new design plans to The Linux Gamer, we can't help but wonder if a System76 mean Steam Machine isn't in the works.

New story! Protecting Linux devices with verified boot, from ROM to Userspace

Amid growing concern regarding escalating attacks on Linux-based devices, a well-attended talk at ELC Europe 2016 focused on the topic of verified boot schemes. Amid growing attacks on Linux devices, the 2016 Embedded Linux Conference demonstrated a renewed focus on security. One well-attended presentation at ELC Europe covered the topic of verified boot schemes. In […]

New story! BeyondCorp: A New Approach to Enterprise Security (2014)

  • usenix; By Rory Ward and Betsy Beyer (Posted by mbaehrlxer on Feb 17, 2017 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Cloud
Virtually every company today uses firewalls to enforce perimeter security. However, this security model is problematic because, when that perimeter is breached, an attacker has relatively easy access to a company’s privileged intranet. As companies adopt mobile and cloud technologies, the perimeter is becoming increasingly difficult to enforce. Google is taking a different approach to network security. We are removing the requirement for a privileged intranet and moving our corporate applications to the Internet.

New story! Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS released -Find Out More

Ubuntu 16.04.X segment line has gotten its' next maintenance and bug-fix update, Ubuntu 16.04.2, so basically it is the second point update after the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS final for Desktop, Server, Cloud-based ones as well as the different flavored versions of Ubuntu like Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Mythbuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu GNOME have also been availed with their updated images of 16.04.2 version.[....]

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