New story! 5 Linux Desktop Environments on the Rise for 2017

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jan 21, 2017 3:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
With each passing year, the Linux desktop ecosystem shifts and morphs from one darling to the next. Although it’s sometimes challenging to tell, from month to month, which desktop will reign as the fan favorite, there are always signs that a particular desktop is going to rise in market share. Three trends I always examine are evolution, usability, and modernity. I prefer my desktops to have evolved along with the needs of current trends and users, to be easily used, and have a modern design aesthetic. Bonus points are generally awarded for a high range of flexibility.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Linux & Open Source Vulnerabilities in 2017

This week in open source news, a study from Black Duck suggests the potential for open source malware is set to skyrocket in 2017, longtime undetected Mac malware exposed, and more! Read our digest for the recent stories you need to hear:

New story! Linux-based IoT gateway certified for Azure

Finland-based IonSign has begun shipping an IoT gateway billed as a “complete industrial grade production unit for data collection and edge computing.” The Debian Linux based Gluon GMU491 Cloud Gateway is designed for collecting sensor, meter, fieldbus, or automation system data and packaging it for direct delivery to commercial cloud platforms.

New story! Vinux 5.1 released

Vinux is distribution which mainly focus on blind and partially sighted people. Vinux is based on Ubuntu. Latest version of Vinux is 5.1 and it is based on Ubuntu 14.05.5 which is Long Term Support. Vinux uses Unity, Gnome or MATE as desktop environment. New release includes lots of updated packages and other fixes.

New story! How to Install Elastic Stack on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2017 10:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure Elastic Stack on a CentOS 7 server for monitoring server logs. Then I'll show you how to install 'Elastic beats' on a CentOS 7 and a Ubuntu 16 client operating system.

New story! vmstat – A Standard Nifty Tool to Report Virtual Memory Statistics

vmstat is a standard nifty tool that reports virtual memory statistics of Linux system.

New story! Keeping Linux devices secure with rigorous long-term maintenance

In this ELCE talk, Jan Lübbe of Pengutronix reveals how syncing with upstream projects can keep Linux devices secure and functional for 10 years and beyond. The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded […]

New story! 5 ways to expand your project's contributor base

So many free and open source software projects were started to solve a problem, and people began to contribute to them because they too wanted a fix to what they encountered. End users of the project find it useful for their needs, and the project grows. And that shared purpose and focus attracts people to a project's community. Like anything with a lifespan, growth is both a sign of and the source of a project's viability. So how do project leads and maintainers encourage the growth of the contributor base? Here are five ways. read more

New story! Serverless Computing Is the Stack Reimagined

  • Linux.com; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2017 5:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Alan Ho's presentation at Node.js Interactive centered on serverless -- a technology he has been working on since he founded InstaOps (acquired by Apigee, which was then acquired by Google) a few years ago. What is Serverless? In Ho's own words, "Serverless computing is the code execution model that the cloud provider abstracts the complexity of managing individual servers." This basically means the provider worries about the servers. You just run your code on them.

New story! How to Use Logrotate to Manage Logs on Ubuntu

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jan 20, 2017 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Logrotate is a tool used by the system administrators to ease the management of large log files generated by the system services.

New story! Digital Citizens, Let's Talk About Internet Health

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2017 3:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Today, Mozilla is launching the prototype version of the Internet Health Report. With this open-source research project, we want to start a conversation with you, citizens of the Internet, about what is healthy, unhealthy, and what lies ahead for the … Read more

New story! openSUSE Package Management Cheat Sheet

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2017 2:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Debian/Ubuntu have long been my primary Linux distributions, although like all good Linux users I have used Fedora, CentOS, Gentoo, Red Hat, Slackware, Arch Linux, Mageia, and other Linux distributions because why not? It is a feast of riches and the best playground there is.

New story! Show Geotagged Photos on OpenStreetMap

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Jan 20, 2017 1:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Want to show on the map the place where you took a specific photo? Provided that the photo is geotagged, a simple Bash shell function will do the job.

New story! Docker 1.13 Prunes Containers, Improves Security

The Docker 1.13 release introduces multiple new commands including prune and squash, which can help containers to use disk space more efficiently.

New story! How to simplify your Debian/Ubuntu system updates with uCareSystem

If you're like me, you prefer to keep your Linux systems as up to date as possible. After all, vulnerabilities are patched, new features are added, and a server or desktop can be made to run more smoothly and securely by keeping them as "in the now" as possible.

New story! How to write web apps in R with Shiny

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 20, 2017 9:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Happy new year! I'm in the thick of working on a couple of larger articles this month, so look for those in the coming weeks. For this month's Nooks and Crannies, I want to point out briefly a great R library I've been playing with for my own self-education. read more

New story! Oracle Drops Plans for Solaris 12

Instead of Solaris 12, Oracle plans a Solaris 11.next as the operating system's last version until at least 2021, as well as a SPARC IaaS.

New story! Fanless mini-PC runs Linux Mint on Kaby Lake

Compulab launched a rugged “IPC3” mini-PC that runs Linux on dual-core, 7th Gen Core i7/i5 CPUs, and also debuted three GbE-equipped FACE expansion modules. Compulab has opened pre-orders starting at $693 for the first mini-PCs we’ve seen to offer the latest, 14nm-fabricated 7th Generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors. The passively cooled, 190 x 160 […]

New story! Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October.

New story! Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October.

New story! Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October.

New story! How to install Super Flat Remix Icon Theme on Linux

Super Flat Remix Icon Theme is Another Great Icon Set Derived from Ultra Flat, Paper, Evopop and Numix Icon Themes.

New story! Imperium Galactica II: Alliances released for Linux & SteamOS, seems native too

Imperium Galactica II: Alliances just released for Linux & SteamOS and it looks like it's a native version.

New story! DevOps trends emerging for 2017 and beyond

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Steve Brodie, Chief Executive Officer at Electric Cloud. (Posted by crudder on Jan 20, 2017 1:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
One of the most powerful, overarching trends we saw in the recent year is the growing adoption and maturity of DevOps practices. From its grassroots, small-teams beginnings, DevOps has mushroomed and is now at the point of becoming the standard way of working (or rather, the pursuit and continued improvement towards this way of working) – for enterprises and startups alike.

New story! The GPL in Layman’s Terms - Free as in What?

Through the glazed-over eyes of friends and family, past that painful look of well-intended but feigned interest, I can clearly see a fundamental lack of understanding about this free software I’m constantly going on about.

New story! Linux-friendly drone controller flies on Intel Joule power

Gumstix launched a customizable version of its LTE-enabled, PX4-compatible AeroCore 2 MAV controller board that works with the Intel Joule. Gumstix announced the AeroCore 2 Expansion Board for Intel Joule expansion board in August along with five other expansion boards designed for the Intel Joule, a follow-on to the Intel Edison computer-on-module with a much […]

New story! How to gain confidence to participate in open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 10:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As your brain develops, you learn about what you can and should do in the world, and what you can't and shouldn't. Your actions are influenced by surroundings and norms, and many times what keeps you from participating is a lack of self-confidence. read more

New story! A beginner's guide to comparing files using visual diff/merge tool Meld on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 9:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Now that we've covered some command line-based diff/merge tools in Linux, it'd be logical to explain some visual diff/merge tools available for the OS as well. Reason being, not everybody is used-to the command line, and/or command-line based comparison tools could be more difficult to learn and understand for some.

New story! Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October.

New story! Be a force for good in your community

Passionate debate is among the hallmark traits of open source communities and open organizations. On our best days, these debates are energetic and constructive. They are heated, yet moderated with humor and goodwill. All parties remain focused on facts, on the shared purpose of collaborative problem-solving, and driving continuous improvement. And for many of us, they're just plain fun. read more

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