New story! Get started with Pidgin: An open source replacement for Skype

Technology is at an interesting crossroads, where Linux rules the server landscape but Microsoft rules the enterprise desktop. Office 365, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Outlook... the list goes on of Microsoft software and services that dominate the enterprise workspace. What if you could replace that proprietary software with free and open source applications and make them work with an Office 365 backend you have no choice but to use? Buckle up, because that is exactly what we are going to do with Pidgin, an open source replacement for Skype. read more

New story! Prepping device drivers for Real-Time Linux

At Embedded Linux Conference 2018, NI’s Julia Cartwright told device driver authors how to ensure their drivers will run without a hitch on Real-Time Linux. Although Real-Time Linux (RT Linux) has been a staple at Embedded Linux Conferences for years — here’s a story on the RT presentations in 2007 ....

New story! Enhance your Python with an interactive shell

  • Fedora Magazine; By Clément Verna (Posted by bob on Apr 26, 2018 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora, Python
The Python programming language has become one of the most popular languages used in IT. One reason for this success is it can be used to solve a variety of problems. From web development to data science, machine learning to task automation, the Python ecosystem is rich in popular frameworks and libraries. This article presents […]

New story! How to Install Conky Manager on Ubuntu

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 26, 2018 3:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Conky is a free, open source and lightweight system monitor tool for Linux and BSD system. Conky displays the system information and statistics such as CPU load, Memory usage, Hard drive usage, Network activity, GPU temperature, fan speed, GPU clock, Time, weather and much more.

New story! Extending the Kubernetes Cluster API

The Cluster API is a new working group under the umbrella of the sig-cluster-lifecycle. The objective of the group is to design an API which enables you to create clusters and machines via a simple, declarative API. The working group is in the very early stages of defining all API types. But an example for GCP already exists.

New story! Purism Partners with UBports to Offer Ubuntu Touch on the Librem 5, Red Hat Storage One Launches and More

News briefs for April 25, 2018.

New story! Heptio Launches Kubernetes Load Balancing Application

Container-centered startup Heptio has announced the alpha launch of an open source Kubernetes load balancing system that's legacy friendly.

New story! Thin, Skylake-based signage player starts at $720

Advantech’s slim-height “DS-081” is a fanless digital signage player with 6th Gen U-series chips, dual 4K-ready HDMI ports, dual GbE ports, SATA and mSATA, and mini-PCIe expansion. We found out about the Intel 6th Gen “Skylake” based DS-081, which Advantech calls “the world’s slimmest digital signage player” based on a Skylake CPU, from an announcement ...

New story! OnePlus 6 Confirmed to Launch on May 16 with a Notch Design

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 25, 2018 9:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus confirmed today on Twitter that it will launch the long-anticipated OnePlus 6 Android-powered smartphone next month on May 16, 2018.

New story! ONNX: the Open Neural Network Exchange Format

An open-source battle is being waged for the soul of artificial intelligence. It is being fought by industry titans, universities and communities of machine-learning researchers world-wide. This article chronicles one small skirmish in that fight: a standardized file format for neural networks. At stake is the open exchange of data among a multitude of tools instead of competing monolithic frameworks.

New story! Best Linux apps of 2018

Software to cover all your bases from media playing to image editing.

New story! Open-spec SBC is a clone of a clone of a clone of a Raspberry Pi 3

FriendlyElec has launched a $35m open-spec “NanoPi K1 Plus” SBC with a quad -A53 Allwinner H5, 2GB DDR3, WiFi, GbE, a 40-pin expansion header, and Ubuntu Core and Armbian images. A year ago when FriendElec launched its $40 (now $45) NanoPi K2 SBC, we called it an Odroid-C2 clone with wireless, as well as a […]

New story! How to Install PyroCMS on Ubuntu Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 25, 2018 4:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
PyroCMS is a free, open source, powerful, easy to use and modular CMS and development platform built with Laravel 5. In this tutorial, I will explain how to install PyroCMS on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server.

New story! Eclipse Foundation's New Open-Source Governance Model for Jakarta EE, Turris MOX Modular Router Campaign and More

News briefs for April 24, 2018.

New story! Email security in 2018

The past year has seen a remarkable laundry list of email-based attacks. Phishing, spear-phishing, whaling, business email compromise (BEC), CEO to CFO scamming, email impersonation - whatever names you attach to this bewildering variety of attacks, it's clear that hackers are using the full range of email techniques available to them.

New story! New Mozilla Poll: Support for Net Neutrality Grows, Trust in ISPs Dips

Mozilla and other supporters of net neutrality are fighting to protect it in the courts and in Congress. Also today: Mozilla is publishing results from a nationwide poll that reveals where Americans stand on the issue. Our survey reinforces what grassroots action has already demonstrated: The repeal contradicts most Americans’ wishes. The nation wants strong net neutrality rules.

New story! AV Linux Multimedia-Focused OS Gets New Stable Release with Meltdown Patches

AV Linux, the open-source GNU/Linux distribution designed for multimedia content creation, has been updated recently to version 2018.4.2, a release that adds Meltdown mitigations, updated components, and various other enhancements.

New story! How to Install Apache Tomcat 9 on CentOS 7

In this article we will guide you through the steps of installing Apache Tomcat 9 on an CentOS 7 VPS. Apache Tomcat is the most popular and widely used Java application server. It is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation.

New story! How to Manage Docker Containers using Portainer on Ubuntu

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 25, 2018 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Portainer is an open-source management UI for Docker, including Docker Swarm environment. Portainer makes it easier for you to manage your Docker containers, it allows you to manage containers, images, networks, and volumes from the web-based Portainer dashboard.

New story! How To Update/Install Oracle Kernel Critical Security Updates Without Rebooting

2DayGeek: Ksplice allows user to install kernel updates without rebooting.

New story! Scripting an Animation

  • I Am, Therefore I Think; By gus3 (Posted by gus3 on Apr 25, 2018 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Developer, GNU, Linux
You can create a basic computer animation, using Linux on your desktop, or even on your Raspberry Pi, using a short, well-crafted shell script.

New story! LG G7 ThinQ Leak Shows the Android-Powered Smartphone Will Have a Notch Design

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 25, 2018 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
The LG G7 "ThinQ" design was leaked today on Twitter by VentureBeat's Even Blass, suggesting LG will join the "notch" design bandwagon that most Android phone manufactures adopted lately.

New story! How to share files between Linux and Windows

Sharing files between Linux and Windows systems is surprisingly easy with some fine accommodations from the Linux community. Here's a look at two very different ways to make this happen.

New story! Take the Open Source Job Survey from Dice and The Linux Foundation

Interest in hiring open source professionals is on the rise, with more companies than ever looking for full-time hires with open source skills and experience. To gather more information about the changing landscape and opportunities for developers, administrators, managers, and other open source professionals, Dice and The Linux Foundation have partnered to produce two open source jobs surveys — designed specifically for hiring managers and industry professionals.

New story! There's a Server in Every Serverless Platform

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Apr 25, 2018 1:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
Serverless computing or Function as a Service (FaaS) is a new buzzword created by an industry that loves to coin new terms as market dynamics change and technologies evolve. But what exactly does it mean? What is serverless computing?

New story! Cilium 1.0 Advances Container Networking with Improved Security

Open-source effort aims to replace the decades old IPtables model for Linux networking with a more modern approach for containers, that improves performance and security.

New story! Ubuntu Touch lives on in Purisms Librem 5 smartphone

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2018 11:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mobile, Ubuntu
Purism and UBports have joined forces to offer Ubuntu Touch on the Librem 5 smartphone. The Librem 5 is a crowd-sourced, open-source smartphone. By default, it runs Purism's PureOS. This is a Debian Linux-based operating system.

New story! Creating a Bootable USB in WIndows

How to create a bootable USB drive from an iso file on windows.

New story! Complete Setup Tutorial For Lighttpd, A Lightweight Web Server

There is a web server that is very conservative in its resource usage and memory footprint. That server is known as lighttpd (pronounced ‘lighty’). Setting one lighttpd instance can be a bit tricky, so this tutorial serves as a clear guide on how to properly configure a lighttpd server on Linux. Understanding the configuration file for each web server instance is key to successfully running lighttpd. This tutorial will also cover adding PHP support for your web servers.

New story! Hands-On with Ubuntu's Brand New Welcome Screen in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

With only three days left before Canonical's highly anticipated Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system hits the streets, today we're taking a first look at one of its newest features.

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