New story! Tracking Protection for Firefox for iOS Plus Multi-Tasking in Focus for Android New Today

Across the industry, September is always an exciting month in mobile, and the same is true here at Mozilla. Today, we’re launching the newest Firefox for iOS alongside an update ....

New story! You lost your ballpoint pen, Slack? Why's your Linux version unsigned?

Slack is distributing open Linux-based versions of its technology that are not digitally signed, contrary to industry best practice.

New story! Tiny PocketBeagle is the RPi Zero of the BeagleBone world

  • LinuxGizmos.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Sep 22, 2017 1:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
BeagleBoard.org’s $25 “PocketBeagle” USB key-fob BeagleBone clone is based on the Octavo OSD3358-SM SiP module, and offers micro-USB and microSD links. BeagleBoard.org has released its smallest BeagleBone variant yet. The COM-like, 56 x 35 x 5mm PocketBeagle is a USB key-fob SBC built on the Octavo Systems OSD335x-SM System-In-Package (SiP) module that was announced earlier this week.

New story! Open Source Networking Days

Open Source Networking Days (OSN Days) are a series of regional events that are hosted and organized by local Open Source Networking user groups and members, with support from open source networking projects within the Linux Foundation: DPDK, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, PNDA, and others.

New story! Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection to Firefox for iOS, Firefox Focus Gets Multitasking

Mozilla released on Thursday new updates for its Firefox for iOS and Firefox Focus for Android apps adding new features like tracking protection and multi-tasking, along with various other improvements.

New story! Sysadmin 101: Leveling Up

This is the fourth in a series of articles on systems administrator fundamentals. These days, DevOps has made even the job title "systems administrator" seems a bit archaic like the "systems analyst" title it replaced.

New story! Puppet Acquires Distelli, Boosting Its Cloud Automation Offerings

In a blog posted Wednesday, the day the sale was announced, Mirchandani hinted that Distelli's software would be integrated into Puppet. The details, however, won't be coming until October at the company's conference, PuppetConf, in San Francisco.

New story! Advanced lm-sensors Tips and Tricks on Linux

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 7:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
I've been using the lm-sensors tool ever since CPUs became hot enough to melt themselves. It monitors CPU temperature, fan speeds, and motherboard voltages. In this two-part series, I'll explain some advanced uses of lm-sensors, and look at some of the best graphical interfaces to use with it.

New story! Open Source Summit: Day 2 features TensorFlow, BlockChain, and HitRecord

The actor and founder of HitRecord Joseph Gordon-Levitt kicked off the second day of the Open Source Summit. His open creative community, HitRecord, allows for the evolution of open source film projects. We learned how a company is using BlockChain to fight poverty while keeping plastic out of the ocean, and about how Microsoft and Google are now more deliberate about how they create a culture of openness inside and outside their companies. Watch as Jason Hibbets and I give you a quick summary of day 2, and I manage to understand what TensorFlow is along the way. read more

New story! How to Install WebERP On Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 4:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
WebERP a complete web based accounting and business management tool that can be used for online shop or a retail management system released under an OpenSource license. In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to install WebERP on Ubuntu 16.04 server.

New story! Usability testing for early-stage software prototypes

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 3:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME; Story Type: News Story
In this article, Ciarrai Cunneen and I describe how to do a paper-based usability test, using an early redesign of the GNOME Settings app as an example. The updated Settings features in GNOME 3.26, released on September 13. When writing open source software, we often obsess about making our logic elegant and concise, coming up with clever ways to execute tasks and demonstrate ideas. But we sometimes forget a key fact: Software is not useful if it is not easy to use. read more

New story! How to Get Desktop Notifications from the Linux Command Line

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Sep 21, 2017 2:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
It would be helpful if your Linux scripts and terminal commands could send you desktop notifications. Well, they can, and it's super easy to set up!

New story! Chap tames Slack by piping it into Emacs

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 12:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
And then filtering out all the stuff he doesn't need to read Emacs enthusiast Artur Malabarba has put the text editor to work taming Slack.…

New story! Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT

The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers.

New story! How to Set Up and Use AbanteCart on Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Jackson Mwendwa (Posted by damien on Sep 21, 2017 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
AbanteCart is a free open source shopping cart software that you can use to start your own online shop . Learn how you can install, setup and use AbanteCart on Ubuntu.

New story! An introduction to machine learning today

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 9:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI) mean different things to different people, but the newest approaches have one thing in common: They are based on the idea that a program's output should be created mostly automatically from a high-dimensional and possibly huge dataset, with minimal or no intervention or guidance from a human. Open source tools are used in a variety of machine learning and artificial intelligence projects. In this article, I'll provide an overview of the state of machine learning today. read more

New story! DeVeDe NG Review Create Video DVDs and CDs

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Sep 21, 2017 7:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Devede is an open source program that allows the creation of video CDs and DVDs from an MPEG, AVI and similar formats suitable for home DVD players. Devede uses Mplayer, Mencoder, DVDAuthor, and VCDimager, so you can use any video playable with Mplayer. It is available for multiple platforms including Windows and Linux.

New story! Pixelbook leak: Googles new high-end Chromebook expected October 4

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 6:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google's top-of-the-line Chromebook Pixel is coming back with a new name and better specifications.

New story! 5 Ways to Secure Wi-Fi Networks

Wi-Fi is one entry-point hackers can use to get into your network without setting foot inside your building because wireless is much more open to eavesdroppers than wired networks, which means you have to be more diligent about security.

New story! uniprof: Transparent Unikernel for Performance Profiling and Debugging

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 4:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Unikernels are small and fast and give Docker a run for its money, while at the same time still giving stronger features of isolation, says Florian Schmidt, a researcher at NEC Europe, who has developed uniprof, a unikernel performance profiler that can also be used for debugging.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.12 Reached End of Life, Users Are Urged to Move to Linux 4.13

Greg Kroah-Hartman published on Wednesday new maintenance updates for various of the supported Linux kernel branches that he maintains, including the Linux 4.12 series, which appears to have reached end of life.

New story! Linux Groups Command for Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 1:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In Linux, there's a concept of users (those who use the system), and then there's the concept of groups, which is basically a logical mechanism to manage a collection of users. To give you a basic idea, groups make it easy to manage users with, say, same security and access privileges.

New story! Firefly COM dual boots Android and Ubuntu on hexa-core RK3399

Firefly’s “RK3399 Coreboard” compute module features Rockchip’s hexa-core RK3399 with up to 4GB RAM and 16GB eMMC, and is supported with a new dev board. Firefly has taken the guts of its Rockchip RK3399 based Firefly-RK3399 SBC and squeezed it onto a computer-on-module.

New story! Pixelbook leak: Googles new high-end Chromebook expected October 4

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 20, 2017 11:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
According to Droid Life, on October 4, Google will release the first new retail version of the Chromebook Pixel since 2015, the Pixelbook. The Chomebook Pixel was the Rolls-Royce of Chromebooks. It was faster, more powerful, and came with a better display than any other laptop in its day. Thanks to Chromebook Pixel fans, Google has elected to start selling this luxury Chromebook again.

New story! Ubuntu Dock Features Adaptive Transparency on Ubuntu 17.10, Here's How It Works

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 20, 2017 9:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu contributor Didier Roche continues his development on the look and feel of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, and today he announced that Ubuntu Dock is getting adaptive transparency.

New story! YouTube on the Big Screen

For years I've been jealous of folks with iOS devices who could just send their phone screens to their Apple TV devices. It seems like the Android screen-mirroring protocols never work right for me. My Sony Xperia has multiple types of screen mirroring, and none of them seem to work on my smart TVs or Roku devices.

New story! A Quick Review Of PCLinuxOS

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Aayush Gupta (Posted by MohdSohail on Sep 20, 2017 7:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Sometimes while I review distros I come across some cool distros that many persons don’t know about. PCLinuxOS is one of them. A user-friendly, stable and quite cool in features and app selection are the things that made me love this distro.

New story! How To Use YUM History Command To Rollback An Updates In RHEL/CentOS Systems

Yum history command allows administrator to rollback the system to a previous state on CentOS and RHEL Systems.

New story! Linux-driven Sitara SiP module shrinks to 21mm square

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Sep 20, 2017 5:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Octavo’s OSD335x-SM is a 40 percent smaller version of its AM335x based OSD335x SiP that adds an EEPROM and more I/O. There’s also an open-spec dev board. Last year, Octavo Systems added a new twist to BeagleBone development when it released its 27 x 27mm OSD335x System-In-Package (SiP) module. The OSD335x, which went on to […]

New story! Improved multimedia support with Pipewire in Fedora 27

Pipewire — a new project of underlying Linux infrastructure to handle multimedia better — has just been officially launched. The project’s main goal is to improve the handling of both audio and video. Additionally, Pipewire introduces a security model to... Continue Reading →

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