New story! Install Let's Encrypt and Secure Nginx with SSL/TLS in Debian 9

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2017 8:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial will show you how to install and secure a Nginx web server on Debian 9 with a TLS certificate issued for free by the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority. Furthermore, we will configure automatic renewal of Lets’ Encrypt TLS certificates using a cron job before the certificates expire.

New story! Canonical on Path to IPO as Ubuntu Unity Linux Desktop Ends

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 21, 2017 6:10 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud, Ubuntu
VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth discusses the next steps for his Linux business and why he made the decision to end develop on the Unity converged desktop environment.

New story! Flint OS, an operating system for a cloud-first world

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2017 4:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Given the power of today's browser platform technology and web frontend performance, it's not surprising that most things we want to do with the internet can be accomplished through a single browser window. We are stepping into an era where installable apps will become history, where all our applications and services will live in the cloud. read more

New story! 10 Major Updates In Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

So there you have it finally, Ubuntu 17.10. The release which we have been talking about because of its switch to Gnome from Unity. We've talked about most its features in a previous article here but let's again look at the final version of Ubuntu 17.10. At the end of this article, do take a poll and tell us if you're going to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 or not.

New story! DockerCon EU 17 Panel Debates Docker Container Security

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 21, 2017 12:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Cloud
An eWEEK moderated panel of container security vendors at the DockerCon EU conference discussed what users need to know and how the vendors differentiate from each other.

New story! How to align your team around microservices

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2017 10:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Microservices have been a focus across the open source world for several years now. Although open source technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Swarm make it easier than ever for organizations to adopt microservice architectures, getting your team on the same page about microservices remains a difficult challenge. read more

New story! What’s New in Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

Ubuntu 17.10 code named “Artful Aardvark” has been released and announced by canonical. Features the latest GNOME desktop 3.26 as default desktop environment, powered by the latest linux kernel 4.13 series, which means that it offers support for the latest hardware components available on the market.

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New story! Running Android on Top of a Linux Graphics Stack

You can now run Android on top of a regular Linux graphics stack. This was not the case before, and according to Robert Foss, a Linux graphic stack contributor and Software Engineer at Collabora, this is hugely empowering.

New story! 6 Best Open Source Alternatives to Microsoft Office for Linux

  • It's Foss; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by elobga on Oct 20, 2017 6:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Looking for Microsoft Office in Linux? Here are the best free and open source alternatives to Microsoft Office for Linux.

New story! How Eclipse is advancing IoT development

Eclipse may not be the first open source organization that pops to mind when thinking about Internet of Things (IoT) projects. After all, the foundation has been around since 2001, long before IoT was a household word, supporting a community for commercially viable open source software development. read more

New story! Ubuntu 17.10: We're coming GNOME! Plenty that's Artful in Aardvark, with a few Wayland wails

You've got to admit, Canonical has guts For the first time in recent memory, there are some very big changes in the latest release of Ubuntu: 17.10. And it's not all to do with going, er, GNOME.…

New story! More ways to examine network connections on Linux

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Oct 20, 2017 1:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Several commands can help you see what's up with your network on Linux systems, including ip, ethtool, traceroute, tcptraceroute, and tcpdump.

New story! Firefox 57 coming soon: a Quantum leap

A few packages in Fedora get major updates outside the regular release cycle. The kernel is one of these, and Firefox is another. The maintainers do their best to handle these situations. Of course they always try to avoid any... Continue Reading →

New story! 3 Tools to Help You Remember Linux Commands

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2017 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
there are various tricks and tools you can use, so that you’re not struggling on a daily basis to remember those commands. I want to offer up a few such tips that will go a long way to helping you work with the command line a bit more efficiently (and save a bit of brain power along the way).

New story! The most promising linux distributions in 2017

Linux distributions have already gained recognition of its users and with every year new products appear in the market. Many of them focus on the certain tasks, so you can’t create a single list of the best ones. Here we have chosen several fields of Linux use and those distributions that have all chances to take the initial positions in their niche in 2017.

New story! ZTE Axon M – The Phone With Two Displays

Haven’t we all loved the good old flip-phones? But the year is 2017 and just a flip phone isn’t going to work. So ZTE, the company behind the highly successful Blade series of Phones has a new offering called Axon M.

New story! Ubuntu Linux will never be the same after version 17.10

The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is here with the GNOME desktop as its new interface, as Ubuntu bids adieu to its own takes on the Linux desktop.

New story! RoseHosting to Sponsor 2017 WordCamp Riverside, CA

Managed cloud hosting provider RoseHosting is proud to be sponsoring the first ever WordCamp in Riverside, California. The 2017 WordCamp in Riverside, California, is an opportunity for WordPress developers to get to know each other and share ideas.

New story! Getting started with Logstash

Logstash, an open source tool released by Elastic, is designed to ingest and transform data. It was originally built to be a log-processing pipeline to ingest logging data into ElasticSearch. Several versions later, it can do much more.

New story! Ubuntu 17.10 Debuts Officially with GNOME 3.26 on Top of Wayland, Linux 4.13

Canonical today announced the release of the Ubuntu 17.10 operating system, dubbed Artful Aardvark, which brings major changes to Ubuntu Desktop as we know it.

New story! MongoDB's IPO Beats the Market Out of the Gate

The market opened at $33, about a third higher than Mongo's asking price. In total, the company raised somewhere around $192 million and is now valued at $1.17 billion. Those numbers could go up before it's all said and done, however. Underwriters have an option to purchase an additional 1.2 million of the Class A stocks that were on sale today.

New story! Top 7 open source terminal emulators for Linux

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2017 1:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Reviews; Groups: Linux
Are you a system administrator, Linux power user, or someone who just spends a lot of time at the command line? Chances are your choice of terminal emulator says something about you. Do you prefer something lightweight? Full of features and customizable options? Or do you just use the default that ships with your distribution?

New story! 3 Simple, Excellent Linux Network Monitors

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 11:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
You can learn an amazing amount of information about your network connections with these three glorious Linux networking commands. iftop tracks network connections by process number, Nethogs quickly reveals what is hogging your bandwidth, and vnstat runs as a nice lightweight daemon to record your usage over time.

New story! Kubuntu 17.10 Switches to VLC as Default Media Player, Uses KDE Plasma 5.10.5

Following on the footsteps of Ubuntu 17.10 and Xubuntu 17.10, the Kubuntu 17.10 operating system arrived today for those who like to use the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment on their personal computers.

New story! The origin and evolution of FreeDOS

  • Opensource.com; By Jim Hall (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 9:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
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.

New story! 10 Reasons Why I Switched To Telegram Messenger

  • TheITstuff.com; By Rishabh Kandari (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 19, 2017 8:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Whatsapp may be the best player in the game when it comes to instant messaging apps, but Telegram Messenger is the entire game itself. Because Telegram is not just an app, it is an entire communication platform. It is not bound by restrictions or limitations like other apps.

New story! How to Install and Configure GitLab CE on CentOS 7

GitLab is an open source repository manager based on Rails developed by GitLab Inc. It is a web-based git repository manager that allows your team collaborate on coding, testing and deploying applications. In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to install GitLab CE (Community Edition) on CentOS 7 Server.

New story! BeagleBone based 3D printer focuses on ease of use

The “Voladd 3D Printer” features a Linux-driven BeagleBone that connects to a cloud-based sharing site, plus a unique cartridge and cooling system. San Sebastián, Spain based Voladd has won Kickstarter funding for a Voladd 3D printer that runs Debian Linux on a BeagleBone Black SBC. Like several other Linux-based printers we’ve seen (see farther below) […]

New story! Update Tickets from the Command Line

I'm going to talk about a basic bash script I whipped up in a few minutes that can add a comment to a Jira ticket. Although my examples specifically are for use with the Jira ticketing system, you can adapt the same kind of idea to any ticketing system that allows you to interact with it via a web-based API.

New story! Blockchains: How They Work and Why They’ll Change the World

  • IEEE Spectrum; By Morgen E. Peck (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2017 3:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews, Tutorial
eight years after the first blockchain was built, people are trying to apply it to procedures and processes beyond merely the moving of money with varying degrees of success. In effect, they’re asking, What other agreements can a blockchain automate? What other middlemen can blockchain technology retire?

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