New story! Audacity quick tip: quickly remove background noise

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 21, 2018 10:02 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
When recording sounds on a laptop — say for a simple first screencast — many users typically use the built-in microphone. However, these small microphones also capture a lot of background noise. In this quick tip, learn how to use Audacity in Fedora to quickly remove the background noise from audio files. Installing Audacity Audacity […]

New story! How to modify an rpm package using rpmrebuild

Packages to be installed with RPM package manager have the .rpm extension and are basically archives which contain the files provided by a library or an application plus information needed for the package to be installed and run correctly, such as its dependencies. In this tutorial we will learn how to use rpmrebuild, a very powerful tool which let us modify an existing rpm package without having to rebuild it from source code.

New story! 9 Best Free Python Integrated Development Environments

There’s a diverse range chosen including IDEs specifically designed for beginners, as well as IDEs ideal for data science and machine learning. Hopefully, there will be useful software here for any Python programmer, whatever their level of familiarity with the language.

New story! An introduction to cryptography and public key infrastructure

Secure communication is quickly becoming the norm for today's web. In July 2018, Google Chrome plans to start showing "not secure" notifications for all sites transmitted over HTTP (instead of HTTPS). Mozilla has a similar plan.

New story! Introduction To VPS Or Virtual Private Server

  • TheITstuff.com; By Rishabh (Posted by MohdSohail on May 21, 2018 4:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
VPS or Virtual Private Server is a virtual machine that’s hosted somewhere in the world. A VPS provider divides a physical computer into multiple virtual computers and one can buy and access those virtual machines as a service.

New story! The open source AsteroidOS is a new alternative to Wear OS

  • Gadgets & Wearables; By Marko Maslakovic (Posted by bob on May 21, 2018 2:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
AsteroidOS is a new Linux-based open source operating system that can be used as a replacement to Wear OS. A small team of developers have been hard at work on the smartwatch platform for the last four years. As the culmination of their efforts, this week the first stable version was made available to the public. It plays nice with a few Wear OS-compatible smartwatches.

New story! Raspberry Pi Series Part 4: Ten Raspberry Pi Linux Distributions To Get You Going In 2018

This is the first 10 things article in a series of articles about the Raspberry Pi. In this article, we feature 10 best Raspbian alternatives for your Raspberry Pi. Although the question here is not which is best for but which is best for which task. ?

New story! Tennibot is a really cool Ubuntu Linux-powered tennis ball collecting robot

  • betanews; By Brian Fagioli (Posted by bob on May 20, 2018 11:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
A good example of Linux's scalability is a new robot powered by Linux which was recently featured on the official Ubuntu Blog. Called "Tennibot," the Ubuntu-powered bot seeks out and collects tennis balls.

New story! Tesla releases some of its software to comply with open source licences

  • electrek; By Fred Lambert (Posted by bob on May 20, 2018 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Tesla has been taking some flak for years now in the software community for using open source software without complying with the licenses. But this week, Tesla started on the road to compliance by releasing some of its source code on GitHub.

New story! Linux Network Management with netstat

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 20, 2018 7:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The netstat (short for network statistics) command line tool helps in retrieving information such as network connections, network interfaces in use, routing tables, masquerade connections. It lists out all the TCP, UDP socket connections, and the UNIX socket connections.

New story! How to Manage Fonts in Linux

Here, I’ll share some of the tips I’ve depended on over the years to help extend my “font-ability” in Linux. These tips will especially help those who undertake artistic endeavors on the open source platform. Because there are so many desktop interfaces available for Linux (each of which deal with fonts in a different way), when a desktop environment becomes central to the management of fonts, I’ll be focusing primarily on GNOME and KDE.

New story! Nautilus Ability To Launch Binaries Or Scripts To Be Reverted, Might Be Implemented Differently

It looks like the decision to remove the ability to run binaries and scripts from Nautilus file manager will be reverted. The change comes after some use cases appeared that the developers agreed they need to support, "especially for enterprise and content creators". Also, there's currently a discussion to implement running binaries and scripts in a different, "legacy" way.

New story! WordPress 4.9.6 Update Helps Websites Prepare for GDPR

A week ahead of the GDPR deadline, new open-source WordPress content management system update provides administrators with capabilities to protect user privacy.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Sprint Joins LF Networking Fund, Blockchain Consolidation Predictions & More

  • Linux.com (Posted by bob on May 20, 2018 11:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in open source and Linux news, Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf predicts blockchain consolidation, Sprint joins LFN and ORAN Alliance, AGL is furthering the connected car movement in new and comprehensive ways, and more!

New story! Get started with Apache Cassandra on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine; By Augusto Caringi (Posted by bob on May 20, 2018 9:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache, Fedora
NoSQL databases are every bit as popular today as more conventional, relational ones. One of the most popular NoSQL systems is Apache Cassandra. It’s designed to deal with big data, and can be scaled across large numbers of servers. This makes it resilient and highly available.

New story! Whats a hero without a villain? How to add one to your Python game

In the previous articles in this series (see part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4), you learned how to use Pygame and Python to spawn a playable character in an as-yet empty video game world. But, what's a hero without a villain? Add one for your hero to fight.

New story! Weekend Reading: Backups

  • Linux Journal; By Carlie Fairchild (Posted by bob on May 20, 2018 5:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
A roundup of stories/articles for weekend reading.

New story! Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 Adds New SDN, High-Performance Features

While containers and Kubernetes are among the hottest areas in application deployment, enterprises are still deploying virtual machines and hypervisors. To help support the continued demand for virtualization, Red Hat announced its Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 update on May 15.

New story! 6 Industrial Touch-Panel Computers Based on the Raspberry Pi

Touch-panel systems based on Linux, and to a lesser extent, Android, are gaining share from those that use the still widely used Windows Embedded, and over the past year, several Raspberry Pi based systems have reached market. Here we look at six RPi-based contenders.

New story! Welcome Our New Google Summer of Code Students

KDE Student Programs is happy to present our 2018 Google Summer of Code students to the KDE Community. Students will work on improving KStars for Android. Traditionally, Google Summer of Code starts with an introduction period where students get to know their mentors, after which they start coding. The coding period for 2018 has began on May 14, and will last until August 6. We wish all our students a productive, successful, and fun summer!

New story! Ubuntu crontab – Automate System Tasks

In this tutorial, we will show you, how to use the Ubuntu crontab. In a few simple steps, we will explain, how to automate your system tasks on your Ubuntu server, using the crontab in Ubuntu. The cron software utility is a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like operating systems. Cron is driven by a crontab (cron table) file, a configuration file that specifies shell commands to run periodically on a given schedule.

New story! Purism's New Purekey OpenPGP Security Token, Windows 10 Now Includes OpenSSH, Vim 8.1 Released and More

News briefs for May 18, 2018.

New story! How to Install a Kubernetes Docker Cluster on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install and configure Kubernetes and Docker on CentOS 7. Kubernetes is an open source platform for managing containerized applications developed by Google. It allows you to manage, scale, and automatically deploy your containerized applications in the clustered environment.

New story! How to Fix the No Sound Issue in Ubuntu

An issue often faced by Ubuntu users after upgrading to a new version is the “no-sound” problem. Luckily, it’s a pretty easy problem to resolve.

New story! Plasma 5.13 Beta

Today KDE unveils a beta release of Plasma 5.13.0. Members of the Plasma team have been working hard to continue making Plasma a lightweight and responsive desktop which loads and runs quickly, but remains full-featured with a polished look and feel.

New story! Creating A Bootable Usb On Linux

In 2018 media such as CD’s and DVD’s have almost died out, with USB drives holding more capacity and being produced relatively cheaply. This means it makes more sense and is better value to use USB drives in place of CD’s or DVD’s.

This article looks at how to create a bootable USB drives for various uses.

New story! Hands-On with First Lubuntu 18.10 Build Featuring the LXQt Desktop by Default

The Lubuntu development team promised to finally switch from LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) to the more modern and actively maintained LXQt (Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment), and the switch is now official.

New story! How to Install Android in Dual Boot with Linux

Running Android is not just for tech nerds, it also saves battery life and gives you access to applications only available to Android. Note that many applications check if you have a full phone and refuses to run on anything else than real device. This tutorial will show you how to dual boot Android and Linux.

New story! Raspberry Pi gets in touch with touch panels

The Raspberry Pi 3 and RPi 3 Compute Module are quickly expanding into the industrial touch-panel market. Here’s a guide to six RPi-based contenders. In the smart home, voice agents are increasingly replacing the smartphone touchscreen interface as the primary human-machine interface (HMI). Yet, in noisier industrial and retail IoT environments, touchscreens are usually the […]

New story! SiFive Releases 'Expansion Board' to Build Interest in RISC-V Processor

Like ARM processors, the U540 sips power, and they already seem capable of doing the type of heavy lifting required of servers. Sherwani told us it would be years before that's possible, but this year two Linux distributions, Debian and Red Hat's Fedora, have been ported to run on the architecture.

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