New story! Liferea hack: add links to ABC (Australia) news items

To see the the online ABC news article in Liferea's browser corresponding to a headline, you have to double-click on the headline, or right-click on it and and choose "Open In Browser". This works because the article's URL is indeed included in the RSS file, although you can't see it.

To get that link into the descriptive text, I wrote a simple hack with AWK, described in detail below.

New story! Bang & Olufsen's RPi add-on brings digital life to old speakers

B[he]O and HiFiBerry have launched an open source, DIY “Beocreate 4” add-on for the Raspberry Pi that turns vintage speakers into digitally amplified, wireless-enabled smart speakers with the help of a 180-Watt 4-channel amplifier, a DSP, and a DAC. Bang & Olufsen has collaborated with HiFiBerry to...

New story! Learn to write Linux Device Driver

The course covers the key issues in developing and testing Linux device drivers. This three days course provides substantial practice with the key steps in developing Linux device drivers. The course shows attendees how device drivers work with the Linux kernel, how to compile and load drivers, how to debug drivers, as well as other essential topics.

New story! HTTP/2 Server Push Directive Lands in Nginx 1.13.9

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 21, 2018 6:33 AM EDT)
Open source web server now benefits from new HTTP/2 directive that can help to accelerate web page delivery.

New story! Oracle-Supported Port of DTrace?, Linux Foundation Announces Akraino, New Feral Interactive Game and Qt 5.11 Alpha

News briefs for February 20, 2018.

New story! How Kubernetes became the solution for migrating legacy applications

In the early days of the internet, if you wanted to launch an application, you had to buy or rent hardware. This was a physical server or a rack of servers, and you needed one server per application, so it was expensive. In 2001, VMware came out with virtualization—software that allowed users to run multiple applications on the same hardware. The cost savings for businesses were tremendous.

New story! Bogus Linux vulnerability gets publicity

  • ZD Net; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 21, 2018 3:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Android, Linux
I am so sick and tired of crap security news about Android and Linux. In the latest example, GoSecure claims it's discovered Chaos: a Stolen Backdoor Rising Again. Yeah. Right. Let's look closer.

New story! LibreOffice 6.1 Arrives in August with Revamped Online Experience, New Features

LibreOffice 6.1 is being prepared by The Document Foundation for an August 2018 release, promising to add more enhancements and some new features to the popular open-source office suite.

New story! Best Web Browser

Take a look at the rankings for this week's Readers' Choice category. When the Firefox team released Quantum in November 2017, they boasted it was "over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago", and Linux Journal readers generally agreed, going as far as to name it their favorite web browser.

New story! Microchip releases first Linux-friendly COM with open source SAMA5D entry

Microchip unveiled an open source, mainline Linux ready “SAMA5D27 SOM” module based on a SiP implementation of its Cortex-A5-based SAMA5D27 SoC with 128MB RAM.

New story! Using Wildcards In Virtual Hosts On Apache

Virtual hosts in apache take incoming requests and point them to the correct directory. Here we will look into using wildcards to automate sub domains.

New story! The AI era: 4 skills IT pros need to develop

  • enterprisersproject.com; By Leon Adato (Posted by crudder on Feb 20, 2018 9:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Winning in the age of machine learning and artificial intelligence will require IT pros to master these skills.

New story! How to Install Apache Maven on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Apache Maven is a software project management tool based on the POM (Project, Object, Model) concept. Maven is a build automation tool used primarily for Java-based projects. In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install and configure Apache Maven on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

New story! How slowing down made me a better leader

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2018 7:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Early in my career, I thought the most important thing I could do was act. If my boss said jump, my reply was "how high?" read more

New story! Bogus Linux vulnerability gets publicity

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2018 5:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
No, there's not a new security hole that gives attackers complete control over Linux servers. But, if you use a poor password, yes, you can still get hacked. Imagine!

New story! Canonical Data Collection, Netflix 1080p on Linux, Wine Staging & more | This Week in Linux 21

VIDEO: We've got a lot of distro news from Ubuntu, Solus, Fedora, Linux Lite and more. Updates for Linux 4.16 development. Plus Librem 5 Progress Report, Netflix 1080p on Linux, LinuxBoot Project and more.

New story! Hackers Turn the Nintendo Switch into a Linux Tablet with KDE Plasma Desktop

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 20, 2018 3:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hacking group fail0verflow? have managed to install a graphical user interface on the Nintendo Switch after announcing last week that the gaming console was hacked to run a Linux-based operating system.

New story! Choosing project names: 4 key considerations

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2018 2:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Working on a new open source project, you're focused on the code—getting that great new idea released so you can share it with the world. And you'll want to attract new contributors, so you need a terrific name for your project. read more

New story! Find Large Files in Linux

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Feb 20, 2018 1:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux

New story! Securing your Linux web server

A partial guide to Linux (LAMP) website security through the proper use of system groups, process isolation, and regular audits of your system resources.

New story! How to format academic papers on Linux with groff -me

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 20, 2018 10:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I was an undergraduate student when I discovered Linux in 1993. I was so excited to have the power of a Unix system right in my dorm room, but despite its many capabilities, Linux lacked applications. Word processors like LibreOffice and OpenOffice were years away. If you wanted to use a word processor, you likely booted your system into MS-DOS and used WordPerfect, the shareware GalaxyWrite, or a similar program. read more

New story! How to Install Nextcloud on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

You many have heard of Owncloud. It was the primary solution for open source self hosted cloud storage for quite some time. Unfortunately, due to internal struggles, Owncloud split. Owncloud still remains, but it is currently owned by the people that caused the split. Nextcloud, on the other hand, is run by the original founder and the people who wanted to continue to work with the open source community.

New story! How Linux became my job

I've been using open source since what seems like prehistoric times. Back then, there was nothing called social media. There was no Firefox, no Google Chrome (not even a Google), no Amazon, barely an internet. In fact, the hot topic of the day was the new Linux 2.0 kernel. The big technical challenges in those days?

New story! How the Grateful Dead were a precursor to Creative Commons licensing

The Grateful Dead shared the open source view that creative content should be set free, with protections.

New story! Kernel patch releases, WineHQ, OpenIndiana project, FreeBSD Unix distribution, Xubuntu community contest

News briefs for February 19, 2018

New story! How to install Odoo 11 in virtualenv on Ubuntu 16.04

This guide covers the steps necessary for installing and configuring Odoo using Git source and Python virtualenv on Ubuntu 16.04.

New story! Ansible, Part III: Playbooks

Playbooks make Ansible even more powerful than before. Ansible goes out of its way to use an easy-to-read configuration file for making "playbooks", which are files full of separate Ansible "tasks". A task is basically an ad-hoc command written out in a configuration file that makes it more organized and easy to expand.

New story! The state of AI: 10 eye-opening statistics

  • enterprisersproject.com; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on Feb 19, 2018 10:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
For IT leaders early in their AI talks, consider these recent stats and trends.

New story! How To Make Good Use Of 'grep' Command

Linux and UNIX systems come with a shell command known as ‘grep’. This simply looks for a specified text, or pattern, in a file or an entire directory. The most common usage is for quickly searching a file for occurrences of a pattern, which can be in plain text, or in the form of a regular expression. Here, the patterns used will be simple text rather than regular expressions.

New story! Rugged, Linux-friendly industrial PC serves up dual PCI or PCIe slots

Axiomtek’s “IPC962-511-FL” industrial computer offers 6th or 7th Gen Intel CPUs, an extended temperature range, 2x swappable SATA drives, 2x PCI or PCIe expansion slots, and a choice of serial and DIO I/O configurations. Axiomtek’s new IPC962-511-FL that follows the rugged design tradition and multiple PCI/PCIe expansion options of other Intel-based IPC computers, such as its 4th Gen “Haswell” based IPC932-230-FL-ECM.

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