New story! A introduction to creating documents in LaTeX

LaTeX (pronounced lay-tech) is a method of creating documents using plain text, stylized using markup tags, similar to HTML/CSS or Markdown. LaTeX is most commonly used to create documents for academia, such as academic journals. In LaTeX, the author doesn't stylize the document directly, like in a word processor such as Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer, or Apple Pages; instead they write code in plain text that must be compiled to produce a PDF document. read more

New story! Stack Clash flaws blow local root holes in loads of top Linux programs

Powerful programs run daily by users of Linux and other flavors of Unix are riddled with holes that can be exploited by logged-in miscreants to gain root privileges, researchers at Qualys have warned.

New story! Red Hat moves into remote offices with Hyperconverged Infrastructure

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 8:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat's new Hyperconverged Infrastructure brings datacenter capabilites into your branch offices.

New story! Are you a Python coder?

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 7:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
It seems like every day I'm coming across a new project written in Python. read more

New story! openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Qt 5.9, Linux Kernel 4.11.6, and MP3 Out-Of-The-Box

Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system are getting a lot of the latest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software applications lately as a total of seven snapshots were released this week.

New story! Rugged ADAS computer does surround-view monitoring and tracking

The VIA Mobile360 Surround View Sample Kit, which runs Android on an octa-core SoC, provides real-time 360° vehicle monitoring, recording, and tracking. VIA Technologies has unveiled an embedded computer kit for commercial vehicles that integrates inputs from 4x automotive-grade Sharp FOV-190 or FOV-50 cameras.

New story! 8 ways to contribute to open source when you have no time

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 3:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One of the most common reasons people give for not contributing (or not contributing more) to open source is a lack of time. I get it; life is challenging, and there are so many priorities vying for your limited attention. So how can you find the time in your busy life to contribute to the open source projects you care about? read more

New story! Continuous monitoring of server resources utilization using custom scripts

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux; By Kiruthikalakshmi Periasamy (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 1:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux
Monitoring IT infrastructure is essential to ensure its stability. Choosing an efficient, scalable, customizable, and light-weight solution for this has always been a challenge with changing requirements. Custom scripts can be used to achieve this smartly unlike the agent-based monitoring method in which all data defaulted by the monitoring tool used will be collected. This article describes the custom script method for monitoring system resources. In this method, the data collector(s) scripts running on data collector node will poll the target systems for data and so can decide on what data to be pulled.

New story! Linus Torvalds Explains How Linux Still Surprises and Motivates Him

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 23, 2017 12:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linus Torvalds took to the stage in China for the first time Monday at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China in Beijing. In front of a crowd of nearly 2,000, Torvalds spoke with VMware Head of Open Source Dirk Hohndel in one of their famous “fireside chats” about what motivates and surprises him and how aspiring open source developers can get started. Here are some highlights of their talk. What’s surprising about Linux development

New story! NMAP OS Detection

Sometimes on a network it is beneficial to know the Operating System (OS) of a machine. Accessing a system is easier when you know the OS because you can specifically search the Internet for known security holes in the OS. Granted, security holes are usually patched quickly, but you need to know when a security hole exists.

Scanning your own network to detect the OS types can help you to see what a hacker will be able to see about your network.

New story! 9 Linux network command you should know about!!!

in this article we will be discussing diagnostic Linux network command that you should know!!

New story! Linux cksum command explained for beginners (with examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2017 7:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In Linux, there's a command line tool that you can use to create/verify checksum. It's dubbed cksum. Most vendors offer a checksum (or a checksum-like code) corresponding to the file(s) being downloaded. If the file doesn't behave in an expected way, user's can recompute the file's checksum and compare it with the original checksum provided by the vendor to see if the file is intact or got corrupted.

New story! LFCS sed Command

  •; By Jarret B (Posted by kprojects on Jun 22, 2017 6:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Another useful command for the Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS) is the 'sed' Command. The initials stand for 'Streaming EDitor'.

The 'sed' Command is an editor that edits the file as a stream. To stream a file is to pass it from another command using pipes (> or |) or load it directly into 'sed'.

New story! Free Up Some Space in Ubuntu/LinuxMint With Ubuntu Cleaner (Fork of Janitor Module)

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jun 22, 2017 5:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint, Ubuntu
Ubuntu Cleaner is a tool that makes it easy to clean your Ubuntu system.

New story! Popcorn Time Watch Movies and TV Shows On Linux

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jun 22, 2017 3:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Watching your favorite TV shows and movies series is what you all guys do every day. Flash, Iron Fist or Moana and many more awesome movies and tv shows that we love to watch. The problems come when you are traveling. Many of your shows or movies are restricted to a particular region and cannot be accessed when you are traveling or want to just quickly watch that awesome flash punch from an episode of 1 month old.

New story! Practical Networking for Linux Admins: Real IPv6

  •; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2017 2:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
When last we met, we reviewed essential TCP/IP basics for Linux admins in Practical Networking for Linux Admins: TCP/IP. Here, we will review network and host addressing and find out whatever happened to IPv6?

New story! A user's guide to links in the Linux filesystem

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2017 12:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In articles I have written about various aspects of Linux filesystems for, including An introduction to Linux's EXT4 filesystem; Managing devices in Linux; An introduction to Linux filesystems; and A Linux user's guide to Logical Vol read more

New story! Ztorg malware hid in Google Play to send premium-rate SMS texts, delete incoming SMS messages

The Ztorg malware hid in apps on Google's Play Store to send premium-rate SMS texts and delete incoming SMS messages on Android devices.

New story! Linux clear command tutorial for beginners (3 examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2017 9:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Sometimes, while working on the command line, you arrive at a point where there's too much text on the terminal screen, and none of that is relevant to you. So, in order to avoid distraction, you'd want to clear the terminal screen. Those new to the Linux command line may not know that there exists a dedicated command line utility that does this work for you.

New story! Fedora 26 beta finally rolls out

Red Hat and community developers took their own sweet time, but the next version of Fedora is finally on the runway and ready to fly.

New story! Canonical Also Patches Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Against the Stack Clash Vulnerability

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 22, 2017 7:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical today announced that it released a new kernel security update for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system series to patch the infamous Stack Clash vulnerability discovered recently by Qualys Research Labs.

New story! Robert Kaye -- Music Buff, Entrepreneur, Akademy Keynote Speaker

Robert Kaye is definitely a brainz-over-brawn kinda guy. As the creator of MusicBrainz, ListenBrain and AcousticBrainz, all created and maintained under the MetaBrainz Foundation, he has pushed Free Software music cataloguing-tagging-classifying to the point it has more or less obliterated all the proprietary options.

New story! Revisit Colossal Cave with Open Adventure

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2017 4:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Games; Story Type: News Story
In the history of computer games, very few are as influential as Colossal Cave Adventure. Initially developed in 1976 by Will Crowther and expanded by Don Woods in 1977, Adventure was the first interactive fiction game and inspired countless other computer games. Adventure directly or indirectly led to the entire corpus of text-based adventure games, and by extension, graphical adventure games. read more

New story! Open source social robot kit runs on Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Thecorpora’s Scratch-ready “ One” robot is based on the RPi 3 and Arduino, and offers stereo cams, mics, a speaker, and visual and language recognition. In 2010, robotics developer Francisco Paz and his Barcelona-based Thecorpora startup introduced the first Qbo “Cue-be-oh” robot as an open source proof-of-concept and research project for exploring AI capabilities in […]

New story! Red Hat Grows Linux Business as Telcos Adopt OpenStack

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 22, 2017 1:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat reports first quarter fiscal 2018 revenue of $677 million as the company's core Linux platform continues to score large deals.

New story! 5 things you need to know about Stack Clash to secure your shared Linux environment

Attackers can locally exploit the privilege escalation vulnerability to gain root access over Linux, Solaris and BSD machines. This is bad news for Unix-based servers, and even more so for multi-tenant environments.

New story! Boot Repair Tool - Repair The Most Boot Related Problems

?We all encounter many times the boot related problems and most of them are simply related to GRUB. Many people find it way too hard sometimes to enter long commands or search forums to find the way they can solve it. Today I am going to tell you how to use a simple, small software to solve most of the boot related problems. This tool is known as Boot Repair Tool. Now no more talk and get to work.

New story! Learn to Develop Lua Applications with Free Books

Lua is a lightweight, compact, and fast programming language designed as an embeddable scripting language. This cross-platform interpreted language has a simple syntax with powerful data description constructs. Lua aims for simplicity, small size, performance and portability. It has automatic memory management and incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.

New story! Using Kdump for examining Linux Kernel crashes

Kdump is a way to acquire a crashed Linux kernel dump, but finding documents that explain its usage and internals can be challenging. In this article, I'll examine the basics of kdump usage and look at the internals of kdump/kexec kernel implementation. read more

New story! How to Install and Configure the ELK Stack on Ubuntu 16.04

  •; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jun 21, 2017 6:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
ELK stands for Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana and is a robust open source solution for searching, analyzing and visualizing data. Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine based on Lucene, Logstash is a data processing pipeline for managing events and logs and Kibana is a web application for visualizing data in Elasticsearch.

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