New story! IPv6 Auto-Configuration in Linux

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Dec 14, 2017 4:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In Testing IPv6 Networking in KVM: Part 1, we learned about unique local addresses (ULAs). In this article, we will learn how to set up automatic IP address configuration for ULAs.

New story! Checking website statistics using Webalizer

Webalizer is a free & open source application for analyzing of apache web access logs & usage logs & creating website statistics. After analyzing web logs, it produces various website statistics like daily statistics,...

New story! How to Install and Use Encryptpad on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 14, 2017 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
EncryptPad is a free and open source software application that can be used for viewing and editing encrypted text using a simple and convenient graphical and command line interface. It uses OpenPGP RFC 4880 file format. You can easily encrypt and decrypt file using EncryptPad.

New story! Open Source OS Still supporting 32-bit Architecture and Why it’s Important

  • It's FOSS; By Sylvain (Posted by abhishekpc on Dec 14, 2017 12:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
One after the other, Linux distributions are dropping 32-bit support. Or, to be accurate, they drop support for the Intel x86 32-bit architecture (IA-32). Indeed, computers based on x86_64 hardware (IA-64) are superior in every way to their 32-bits counterpart: they are more powerful, run faster, are more compact, and more energy efficient.

New story! Bash Scripting: Learn to use REGEX (Basics)

  • linuxtechlab.com; By LinuxTechLab (Posted by linuxtechlab on Dec 14, 2017 11:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Regular expressions or regex or regexp are basically strings of character that define a search pattern, they can be used for performing ‘Search’ or ‘Search & Replace’ operations as well as can be used...

New story! Build a game framework with Python using the Pygame module

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 14, 2017 9:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
In my first article in this series, I explained how to use Python to create a simple, text-based dice game. This time, I'll demonstrate how to use the Python module Pygame to create a graphical game. It will take several articles to get a game that actually does anything, but by the end of the series, you will have a better understanding of how to find and learn new Python modules and how to build an application from the ground up. read more

New story! I Built an Android App, and I Don’t Even Code

  • Medium; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Dec 14, 2017 8:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
For someone like me, who doesn’t write code for a living, creating even the simplest Android app can be a daunting proposition.

New story! Chromebooks and Office 365 together will challenge Windows laptops

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Dec 14, 2017 7:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
With Microsoft porting Office 365 to Chromebooks, a big reason to stick with Windows has gone out the door.

New story! 6 open source home automation tools

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Dec 14, 2017 5:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Editor's note: This article was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated to include additional options and information.

New story! Server Edition of Fedora 27 Linux Is Finally Here, but It Lacks Modularity

One month after the launch of the Fedora 27 Linux operating system, the Fedora Project announced the release of Fedora 27 Server edition, but it's not what you might have expected.

New story! NIST Releases New Cybersecurity Framework Draft

Updated version includes changes to some existing guidelines - and adds some new ones. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the second draft of a proposed update to the national Cybersecurity Framework of 2014.

New story! How to update ONLYOFFICE to version 9.5 with Docker

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 14, 2017 1:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, Linux
In this tutorial we'll learn how to easily update ONLYOFFICE Community Server to the latest version using Docker. ONLYOFFICE is an open source solution that combines powerful online document editors and broad collaborative capabilities: mail, CRM, projects, calendar, and community among them.

New story! Ubucon Europe 2018 Ubuntu Conference Announced for 27-29 April in Xixón, Spain

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 14, 2017 12:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
The organizers of the Ubucon Europe conference for Ubuntu Linux users, contributors and developers announced the official dates next year's Ubucon Europe 2018 event.

New story! How To Allow/Permit User To Access A Specific File or Folder In Linux Using ACL

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Dec 13, 2017 11:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
2DayGeek: ACLs allows you to set different permissions to different users.

New story! 5 Kubernetes must-reads: Tips and trends

  • enterprisersproject.com; By Laurianne McLaughlin (Posted by crudder on Dec 13, 2017 9:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Practical tips on the popular Kubernetes container orchestration technology - and a peek at what's coming next

New story! Chromebooks and Office 365 together will challenge Windows laptops

With Microsoft porting Office 365 to Chromebooks, a big reason to stick with Windows has gone out the door. It's no secret that I'm not a Windows fan. I'm beginning to wonder if Microsoft isn't either.

New story! Debian 9 Complete Screenshot Tour

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by Sandy01 on Dec 13, 2017 7:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Debian, Linux
The world’s most stable upstream Linux distro has just announced a point upgrade on its latest Debian 9 Stretch release. The latest version is 9.3, it comes with many corrections and improvements on the security front as well as some adjustments to cater for some other serious issues. The point release is not a new version of Debian 9 but only updates are added, so users do not need to throw away the old installation media as users can easily upgrade to an up-to-date system using an updated mirror.

New story! Complete “Beginners to PRO” guide for GIT commands

This is a complete reference guide for GIT commands to make any git beginner into a git pro.....

New story! SparkyLinux Operating System Launches for Raspberry Pi, Based on Debian Stretch

SparkyLinux developers have released the SparkyLinux 4.7 operating system for ARMhf hardware architectures supported on Raspberry Pi single-board computers.

New story! Getting started with the Notepadqq Linux text editor

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 13, 2017 3:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I don't do Windows. The operating system, I mean. At least, not on my own computers and not with any of my own work. When I was a consultant, I often had to work out of my clients' offices, which meant using their hardware, which also meant using Windows at many of those offices. read more

New story! How to Search PDF Files from the Terminal with pdfgrep

  • Make Tech Easier; By Bruno Edoh (Posted by damien on Dec 13, 2017 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Most of the search commands only read plain text files and not PDFs. To search PDF files from the terminal, you can use pdfgrep. Learn about pdfgrep here.

New story! Early Returns on Firefox Quantum Point to Growth

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Dec 13, 2017 12:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
When we set out to launch Firefox Quantum earlier this year, we knew we had a hugely improved product. It not only felt faster — with a look and feel...

New story! Make a DIY digital jukebox: Part 2

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Dec 13, 2017 11:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Welcome to Part 2 of a DIY digital jukebox project. Part 1 of this project addressed how to tweak the system to provide optimal audio performance. With a minimal installation of Fedora Server, the system focused on doing one thing: playing... Continue Reading →

New story! GIMP 2.9.6 released!

Newly released GIMP 2.9.8 introduces on-canvas gradient editing and various enhancements while focusing on bugfixing and stability.

New story! Create a free Apache SSL certificate with Let’s Encrypt on CentOS & RHEL

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated & open certificate authority that is supported by ISRG, Internet Security Research Group. Let’s encrypt provides X.509 certificates for TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption via automated process which..

New story! Asynchronous decision-making: Helping remote teams succeed

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 13, 2017 7:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Asynchronous decision-making is a strategy that enables geographically and culturally distributed software teams to make decisions more efficiently. In this article, I'll discuss some of the principles and tools that make this approach possible. read more

New story! Challenges and Solutions in Edge Computing: The Future

  • Linux.com; By Pam Baker (Posted by bob on Dec 13, 2017 5:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
This year’s Open Source Summit Europe (formerly LinuxCon) took place in Prague. The conference is part of a series of annual events that are always popular in the open source community, and the lineup featured many different tracks, reflecting the upsurge in the number of open source projects and adoptions. One of the more popular topics there was edge computing and IoT.

New story! Mozilla Joins Net Neutrality Blackout for "Break the Internet" Day

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Dec 13, 2017 4:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Today, Mozilla.org is blacked out to support net neutrality. Net neutrality is something we can all agree on: our recent public opinion poll shows overwhelming support — across party lines — for net neutrality, with over three quarters of Americans (76%) supporting net neutrality.

New story! Juniper Expands Contrail, Moves Open-Source Project to the Linux Foundation

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 13, 2017 3:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
When looking to figure out how to help solve the challenge of modern multi-cloud networking, Juniper has found that making things simpler is the right direction.

New story! Passive-IR USB dongle tells you if anyone's home

Gumstix’s Arduino-driven “RoomSense” board offers an ATSAMW25 MCU, WiFi, passive-IR, and sensors. Gumstix also unveiled a device tree tool for Geppetto. The Gumstix RoomSense is a USB dongle board that can detect room occupancy using passive infrared (PIR) technology and report on temperature, humidity, and barometric conditions.

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