New story! 5 tools to support distributed sysadmin teams

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 11:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Remotely-distributed system administration teams provide around-the-clock coverage without anyone losing sleep, and have the benefit of drawing from a global talent pool. The OpenStack global infrastructure team relies on these five open source tools to communicate, and to coordinate our work. We also add in a few more provisos: read more

New story! The top 20 programming languages, according to Redmonk

Analyst firm Redmonk lists the top 20 programming languages, and they’re surprisingly consistent--with JavaScript again at the top

New story! Arch Linux-Based ArchEX Distro Receives Linux Kernel 4.6.4, Latest LXDE Desktop

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has released a new build of its ArchEX computer operating system based on the latest Arch Linux technologies and open-source software.

New story! Group-buy site launches 40Msps BeagleBone ADC cape

Crowdfunding and group-buying site GroupGets has launched a $79, open source “PRUDAQ” BeagleBone ADC cape with 40Msps analog input capabilities. Launched in 2013 in Santa Barbara, Calif., GroupGets is both an embedded device manufacturer and a crowdfunding group buying platform for buying existing hacker gear. The group buying platform part of the business specializes in […]

New story! Jono Bacon on Life After (and Before) GitHub

It caused a bit of a splash in May when Jono Bacon abruptly left GitHub after serving as community manager for only six months. As we predicted at the time, he’s landed on his feet.

New story! Plenty of fish in the C, IEEE finds in language popularity contest

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 7:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
R: you ready for a top-ten spot? It's no surprise that C and Java share the top two spots in the IEEE Spectrum's latest Interactive Top Programming Languages survey, but R at number five? That's a surprise.…

New story! Linux Kernel 4.6.5 and 4.4.16 released

Just after a couple of weeks,Linux Kernel 4.6.4 and 4.6.15 release was announced,here comes the next release in both series of Linux kernel 4.6 and 4.4.

New story! Photographer sues Getty Images for selling photos she donated to public

A well-known American photographer has now sued Getty Images and other related companies—she claims they have been wrongly been selling copyright license for over 18,000 of her photos that she had already donated to the public for free, via the Library of Congress.

New story! Stagefright Poses Serious Risks 1 Year After It First Surfaced

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 28, 2016 4:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
One year after the Stagefright Android flaw was first reported, its effects are widespread. More than 100 related flaws have emerged and millions of users remain at risk.

New story! Commercial Wine Interface CrossOver Improves Support for Microsoft Office 2010

CodeWeavers proudly announced the release and general availability of the CrossOver 15.2.0 update for their commercial and cross-platform Wine graphical interface.

New story! Bash Tips for Linux Sysadmins

  • - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 2:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, Linux
The Bash shell is a fundamental Linux tool and, in this era of containers and clusters and microservices, good old-fashioned Linux system administration skills are as relevant as ever.

New story! Linux 4.7 now out with enhanced security and advanced graphics support

Linux kernel 4.7 has a LoadPin security module that helps the platform load all the necessary modules from the same file system. It is ported directly from Google's Chrome OS and is aimed to limit the medium from which kernel modules and firmware load on a system.

New story! The KickassTorrents Case Could Be Huge

It was a legal iTunes purchase that helped the feds nab Artem Vaulin, the alleged proprietor of KickassTorrents (KAT), the world's biggest purveyor of illegal torrent files. The irony is almost too much to bear pointing out. But according to one lawyer familiar with the ins and outs of copyright infringement, the case could have sweeping repercussions on how torrents are regulated.

New story! The 5 Best Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 27, 2016 11:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Here are the 5 Linux distributions I recommend to the average computer user based on easy of installation, features, ease of use, length of time they have been around and technical ability required to use them

New story! Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 Released with Full-Disk Encryption, Snap Support

David Mohammed was extremely happy to inform Softpedia about the availability of the Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 operating system, as part of the recent Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) release.

New story! LFCE Prep Course -- DNS Overview (Part 4)

  • - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 9:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this week's LFCE sneak peek blog, we learn about the domain name system, DNS, which powers the Internet and provides the underlying mechanism for converting domain names into IP addresses. We will cover the different types of DNS servers and review command-line tools.

New story! 32-bit Arduino Leonardo clone maker offers preview

“chipKIT Lenny” is a PIC32-based Arduino Leonardo clone with more RAM and flash, and a multifunction microUSB port. Sneak preview boards are now available. Majenko Technologies has built an Arduino Leonardo compatible board supported by the open source chipKIT project, which like all chipKIT boards features a MIPS-based Microchip PIC32 microcontroller unit .

New story! A Guide To Customising Linux Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Linux.About.Com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 27, 2016 7:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
This guide shows how to customise all of the keyboard shortcut bindings within Linux Mint Cinnamon

New story! CORD Project Aims to Bring Cloud Agility to Service Providers

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 6:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Cloud, Linux
The CORD Project recently became an independent project hosted by The Linux Foundation. CORD (TM) (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which began as a use case of ONOS®, brings NFV, SDN, and commodity clouds to the telco central office and aims to give telco service providers the same level of agility that cloud providers have to rapidly create new services.

New story! Wine 1.9.15 Has Patches for Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne and Kings Quest 8

Wine 1.9.15 has been made available for download for GNU/Linux users who want to run various Windows games and applications on their favorite distributions, along with Wine-Staging 1.9.15.

New story! Google's tips and tricks guide for Android users

Also in today's open source roundup: A first look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, and ways you can run Windows applications on a Linux computer.

New story! How to send sound through Bluetooth on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 3:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Arch; Story Type: News Story
Bluetooth headsets and speakers are now more popular than ever before, but getting them to work under Linux isn't always very clear. With all that is going on in the Linux sound systems world, it is easy to get lost and even give up. Most of the time, the problem with these devices is that your system can see them, but for some reason it can't establish a connection. Here is a quick and simple guide on how to get through this problem. I have tested the following on Arch, but it should work on every other distribution as well.

New story! Disobedience Has Its Award

Civil disobedience gets its due with the creation of a special award that was announced at last week's Forbidden Research symposium at MIT.

New story! Organizing openly for the public good

The open organization community at welcomed the second half of 2016 with a Twitter chat discussing "open organizations and non-profits." Voices old and new participated, and our chat was (as always) compelling. Read the recap below as you prepare for the next #OpenOrgChat. read more

New story! Explo-Xen! Bunker buster bug breaks out guests from hypervisor

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Explo-Xen ... it rhymes with explosion Code dive A super-bug in the Xen hypervisor may allow privileged code running in guests to escape to the underlying host.…

New story! LINUX DASH (Widgets Based) - Light Weight System Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jul 27, 2016 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Linux Dash is really light Weight real time web based performance monitoring tool for Linux Desktop & servers. It provides simple and powerful GUI with widgets. We can rearrange the Widgets as per our convenient, also you can do like drag and drop. Linux Dash will show server statistics such as CPU, RAM, Disk, Network & installed applications.

New story! Another Linux Terminal App Guake

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 27, 2016 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Linux users have a lot of terminal emulators to choose. Recently I mentioned one terminal app i.e. Terminator. Here is another one of the most interesting Quake-style drop-down terminal named Guake. It is a terminal app for GNOME which can be used quickly using shortcut keys. ?

New story! The largest community FOSS conference you never heard of: OpenWest

Tucked into a corner of the Salt Lake Valley among the Rocky Mountains hides the largest community-organized free/open source technology conference you've never heard of. Weighing in at an impressive 1500 attendees, OpenWest is perhaps the third largest conference of its type in the United States, coming in behind SCaLE and LinuxFest Northwest. read more

New story! Install YetiForce CRM on Ubuntu 16.04

  •; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jul 27, 2016 7:17 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this article, we will explain how to install YetiForce CRM on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx.

New story! Why you should avoid vanity metrics and measure what matters

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 6:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Metrics. Measures. How high? How low? How fast? How slow? Ever since the dawn of humankind, we've had an innate and insatiable desire to measure and compare. We started with the Egyptian cubit and the Mediterranean traders' grain in the 3rd millennium BC. Today we have clicks per second, likes, app downloads, stars, and a zillion other ways to measure what we do. read more

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