New story! Kaspersky: No whiff of Linux in our OS because we need new start to secure IoT

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, says its new KasperskyOS for securing industrial IoT devices does not contain "even the slightest smell of Linux", differentiating it from many other IoT products that have the open-source OS at the core.

New story! Meet Flint OS, a Chromium OS Fork for Raspberry Pi & PCs That Runs Android Apps

Will Smith from Flint Innovations Limited announced their up and coming Linux-based operating system for PCs and Raspberry Pi devices, Flint OS, based on the open-source Chromium OS project.

New story! Kubernetes is now generally available on Azure Container Service

Microsoft and Google don’t get along all that often, but they do agree on using Kubernetes for cloud container orchestration.

New story! Do we really need swap on modern systems?

  • Red Hat Blog; By Christian Horn (Posted by seatex on Feb 22, 2017 3:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Swap space is a method by which an operating system can move information out of memory and store it elsewhere until it is needed again. Swap space can generally be thought of an extension of the computer's memory which lives on the hard drive. In the past, having swap space was important as computers had relatively little memory and could quickly run out of available RAM. Unused data could be punted to swap while more urgent tasks were handled in memory. These days though computers tend to have a lot of memory and it raises the question of whether there is any point in having swap space anymore and, if so, how much?

New story! GnuPG – An Easy Way To Encrypt/Decrypt Files From Command Line in Linux

We all have some secrets which we can’t share with anyone. In the similar kind of way, we all have some personal documents which we don’t want to show to anyone. How can protect those from others when multiple users accessing the same system. GnuPG is a Free & open source utility based on OpenPGP standard which used to Encrypt & Decrypt files from command line in Linux.

New story! Linux Lite To Have These New Features In The Next Release Linux Lite 3.4

Linux Lite is loved by many Linux geeks, beginners and professionals. Lightweight, stable, regular updates, active support are some of the features in the long list of Linux Lite features that makes it awesome. Our members, regular readers have shown us a keen interest in Linux Lite.

New story! Mesos Is to the Datacenter as the Kernel Is to Linux

Necessity is the mother of invention. We needed our datacenters to be more automated, so we invented tools like Puppet and Chef. We needed easier application deployment, so we invented Docker. Of course it didn't stop there. Ben Hindman, the founder and chief architect of Mesosphere, co-created Apache Mesos. In his keynote at MesosCon Asia 2016, Hindman relates how failures and elasticity led to the development of Mesos.

New story! Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls

Hackers can trick Java and Python applications to execute rogue FTP commands that would open ports in firewalls

New story! How to access shell or run external commands from within Vim

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 9:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Vim, as you might already know, is a feature-packed and powerful editor. In this tutorial, we will focus on how you can execute external commands as well as access the command line shell from within the editor window.

New story! The Changing Face of Open Source Licensing

  • Dev Pro Connections; By Christine Hall (Posted by brideoflinux on Feb 21, 2017 8:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
The GPL is the grandaddy of open source licenses, and is not only the license used by Linux, but is the license that gave birth to the open source movement. It was designed with the purpose of giving computer users control of their machines, guaranteeing that software would be freely available and modifiable by users. It has served that purpose well.

New story! NMAP Common Scans - Part Two

In a previous article, ‘NMAP Installation’, a listing of ten different ZeNMAP Profiles were listed. Most of the Profiles used various parameters. Most of the parameters represented different scans which can be performed. This article will cover the last two remaining of the common four scan types.

New story! Building an Open Source Eco-Village

People involved in the maker movement are coming up with all sorts ideas to both help the planet and improves people's lives -- such as this idea for an open source village.

New story! Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 4:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To get started with IoT (the Internet of Things), your device needs, well, an Internet connection. Base Arduino microcontrollers don't have Internet connectivity by default, so you either need to add Ethernet, Wi-Fi shields, or adapters to them, or buy an Arduino that has built-in Internet connectivity. In addition to complexity, both approaches add cost and consume the already-precious Arduino flash RAM for program space, which limits what you can do. read more

New story! vCPU hotplug and hotunplug using libvirt v2

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 3:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This article talks about how to perform a virtual processor (vCPU) hotplug/hotunplug operation using libvirt version 2 in a PPC64LE environment.

New story! A new perspective on meritocracy

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 2:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Meritocracy is a common element of open organizations: They prosper by fostering a less-hierarchical culture where "the best ideas win." But what does meritocracy really mean for open organizations, and why does it matter? And how do open organizations make meritocracy work in practice? Some research and thinking I've done over the last six months have convinced me such questions are less simple—and perhaps more important—than may first meet the eye. read more

New story! News: Linux 4.10 Released as First New Kernel of 2017

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 1:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
New capabilities include virtual GPU support and a new virtual cryptography feature.

New story! Understanding OpenStack's Success

At the time I got into the data storage industry, I was working with and developing RAID and JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) controllers for 2 Gbit Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN). This was a time before "The Cloud". Things were different—so were our users. There was comfort in buying from a single source or single vendor.

New story! Creating Wordlists with Crunch on Kali Linux

Wordlists are a key part of brute force password attacks. For those readers that aren't familiar, a brute force password attack is an attack in which an attacker uses a script to repeatedly attempt to log into an account until they receive a positive result. Brute force attacks are fairly overt and can cause a properly configured server to lock out an attacker or their IP.

New story! What we (think we) know about meritocracies

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2017 10:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"Meritocracy," writes Christopher Hayes in his 2012 book Twilight of the Elites, "represents a rare point of consensus in our increasingly polarized politics. It undergirds our debates, but is never itself the subject of them, because belief in it is so widely shared." Meritocratic thinking, in other words, is prevalent today; thinking rigorously about meritocracy, however, is much more rare. read more

New story! 5 Signs That Show You’re a Linux Geek

While Linux is certainly very easy to use, there are some activities surrounding it that are seen as more complex than others. While they can be all be avoided easily enough, they do have a certain, geeky appeal. How many of them do you follow?

New story! Linux Kernel 4.10 Now Available for Linux Lite Users, Here's How to Install It

Minutes after the release of Linux kernel 4.10 last evening, Jerry Bezencon from the Linux Lite project announced that users of the Ubuntu-based distribution can now install it on their machines.

New story! How to Get Newer Kernels on Ubuntu

Each version of Ubuntu ships with a frozen kernel, and it’s not easy for users to switch kernels. Here’s how you can get and use newer kernels on Ubuntu.

New story! How to take LVM snapshot backup in LINUX

With the help of LVM snapshot backup we can freeze current state of an LVM volume. Making LVM snapshot backup make us to keep current state of volume and we can revert this state back if any needs arises during activity. A volume consists of two parts: file system metadata and the actual blocks containing data in a file.

New story! MKVToolNix 9.9.0 MKV Manipulation Tool Released with New GUI Improvements, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 21, 2017 2:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus announced today the release and general availability of MKVToolNix 9.9.0 "Pick Up" for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

New story! Best Linux File Sharing Tips

Today's article is going to provide you with some useful Linux file sharing tips using common file sharing software. This article assumes two things. First, you're running Ubuntu. Second, you're comfortable typing recommended commands into a terminal window.

New story! Compact, rugged module runs Linux or Android on Apollo Lake

Ubiqcomm’s 95 x 95mm, Apollo Lake-based “COM-AL6C” COM offers 4K video along with multiple SATA, USB, GbE, and PCIe interfaces, plus -40 to 85°C operation. Ubiqconn Technology Inc. has announced a “COM-AL6C” COM Express Type 6 Compact form factor computer-on-module built around Intel’s Apollo Lake processors and designed to withstand the rigors of both fixed […]

New story! Boston summit preview, Ambassador program updates, and more OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2017 10:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? From news sites to developer blogs, there's a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few highlights.

New story! Interview: Thomas Weissel Installing Plasma in Austrian Schools

With Plasma 5 having reached maturity for widespread use we are starting to see rollouts of it in large environments. Dot News interviewed the admin behind one such rollout in Austrian schools.

New story! 3 things companies must know about data sovereignty when moving to the cloud

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Allan Leinwand (Posted by crudder on Feb 20, 2017 8:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud-based services in order to take advantage of the many business benefits of not having to purchase, manage, upgrade, and replace systems and applications. Of course, all that data still has to “live” somewhere.

New story! The 'New' Microsoft is Still Acting Like a Dangerous Cult in an Effort to Hijack and/or Undermine All Free/Open Source Software

In an effort to combat any large deployment of non-Microsoft software, the company goes personal and attempts to overthrow even management that is not receptive to Microsoft's agenda

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