New story! Linus Torvalds Plans to Release the Final Linux 4.13 Kernel on September 3, 2017

As it's Sunday here in the US, Linus Torvalds just published his regular, weekly announcement to announce a new RC (Release Candidate) milestone of the forthcoming Linux 4.13 kernel series.

New story! How to get started with the Foreman sysadmin tool

  • Opensource.com; By Amit Das (Posted by bob on Aug 21, 2017 4:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
As your organization grows, so does your workload—and the IT resources required to manage it. There is no "one-size-fits-all" system management solution, but a centralized, open source tool such as Foreman can help you manage your company's IT assets by provisioning, maintaining, and updating hosts throughout the complete lifecycle.

New story! A Deep Flaw in Your Car Lets Hackers Shut Down Safety Features

  • Wired; By Andy Greenberg (Posted by bob on Aug 21, 2017 1:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Security; Groups:
Since two security researchers showed they could hijack a moving Jeep on a highway three years ago, both automakers and the cybersecurity industry have accepted that connected cars are as vulnerable to hacking as anything else linked to the internet.

New story! ChromeOS will eventually have an automatic red-tinted Night Light mode

  • Android Police; By Ryan Hager (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2017 10:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
ChromeOS development is on fire these days. Just yesterday we got news that we'd have a new setting for closing the lid on a Chromebook. And today we find out that a new automatic Night Light feature is inbound...

New story! Canonical Unveils the Ubuntu Dock, Here's What It Looks Like on Ubuntu 17.10

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 20, 2017 6:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu contributor and Open Source developer Didier Roche had the pleasure of revealing today the Ubuntu Dock, Canonical's modification of the Dash to Dock extension for the GNOME desktop environment of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 operating system.

New story! Raspberry Pi OS Update to hack WiFi Hack

This new OS of Raspberry is designed on Linux-based OS Debian and has been updated to the latest Debian 9 release this is also known as Stretch. This new update replaces an entire security panel on the existing Raspberry PC offering more security fixes and other bug fixes for the users from the unwanted attackers. It also includes a patch for the Broadpwn vulnerability.

New story! Use ‘maybe’ to See What a Command or Script Will Do, Without Running It

  • It's FOSS; By Munif Tanjim (Posted by abhishekpc on Aug 20, 2017 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
'maybe' is here to help you with what the script or command you are going to run is gonna do to your filesystem. Specially, if you are new to Linux, you are going to like it.

New story! 3 tips for transforming into an employee-centered workplace

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2017 8:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Elon Musk acts like space is the next frontier, but business pioneers know true innovation is happening on terra firma. Instead of exploring the cosmos, business leaders are experimenting with office dynamics. The 21st-century workplace is characterized by perpetual changes and increasingly unconventional setups. read more

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Dronecodes Lorenz Meier Receives MIT Accolades, Docker Valuation Hits $1.3B & More

This week was a busy one for open source enterprise wins! Read the latest installment of our weekly digest to stay on the cutting edge of OSS business beats.

New story! Non-Linux FOSS: File Spelunking with WinDirStat

With Linux, it's fairy easy to find the large files on your system by doing something like this: du -ahx / | sort -rh | head -20

New story! What’s New in OpenMandriva Lx 3.02

OpenMandriva Lx 3.02 is latest release of free and open source linux distribution OpenMandriva Lx. The release comes with the latest KDE software, including KDE Plasma 5.9.5 desktop environment, KDE Applications 17.04 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.35.0.

New story! Solus 3 Released Here Is What's New in Solus 3

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 19, 2017 8:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
?The Solus Project is proud to announce the availability of Solus 3, the latest release of its Linux-based operating system, which builds on its curated rolling release model. Solus offers users a free and modern alternative to commercial operating systems and provides users a safe and reliable vehicle to guide, guard and enable the user's journey through a shifting tech world to their destination and beyond.

New story! Docker strives for profit with new Enterprise Edition

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2017 7:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Docker's new Docker Enterprise Edition is a Container-as-a-Service DevOps program for Windows, Linux, and mainframe applications.

New story! GNOME turns 20, a call for open source voting machines, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2017 5:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at GNOME's 20th birthday, the latest Raspbian release, open source voting machines, and more. Open source news roundup for August 6-19, 2017 read more

New story! 3 Free Color-Picker Tools for the Linux Desktop

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ayo Isaiah (Posted by damien on Aug 19, 2017 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
There are several ways to pick colors on the Linux desktop; here are 3 free useful color picker tools for Linux that will get the job done for you.

New story! Ubunsys – An Advanced System Utility For Ubuntu Beginners

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Aug 19, 2017 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint, Ubuntu
Ubunsys is an advanced system tool that allows Ubuntu beginners to modify/change most of the system settings easily without any trouble.

New story! A quick-start guide to podcasting

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2017 11:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Presumably the only thing that gives me authority on podcasting is that I have been running my own podcast for almost three years. The Sysadministrivia Podcast often includes not-safe-for-work language—in fact, it conjures images of raucous, uncouth men battling mid-life crises and sitting around a dimly lit poker table, smoking cigars and playing Texas Hold 'Em. We don't play cards, though—we talk about systems administration. read more

New story! 5 Best Vector Graphics Editors for Linux

Here's a list of the best vector graphics software for Linux that can be used as Adobe Illustrator alternative for Linux.

New story! Oracle caves, promises to crack open Java EE as v8 crawls ever closer

  • The Register; By Rebecca Hill (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2017 7:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
Oracle has revealed plans to shift Java Enterprise Edition to an open-source foundation as it promises delivery of version 8 is "approaching". Java EE is already open source, with support led by Oracle, but in recent years there have been concerns that the firm was funnelling engineers onto other projects.

New story! Top 5: Testing in production, browser hacks, salary negotiation, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Chris Hermansen (Posted by bob on Aug 19, 2017 5:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
In this week's top 5, we take a look at testing in production, using JavaScript hacking to improve web browsing, salary negotiation, and more.

New story! Google Confirms Android 8.0 Launch on August 21, Could Be Dubbed "Oreo"

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 19, 2017 3:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
It won't be long until we will be able to upgrade our Google Pixel and Nexus devices to Android 8.0, as Google today confirmed the next major version of its Linux-based mobile operating system is hitting the streets in three days, on August 21, 2017.

New story! Docker strives for profit with new Enterprise Edition

Docker's new Docker Enterprise Edition is a Container-as-a-Service DevOps program for Windows, Linux, and mainframe applications.

New story! Opening Java EE, Tectonic on Azure, Free Tools & More...

Actually, Ellison & Company has always seemed to have trouble wrapping its head around open source, so much so that whenever the company inherits established open source projects -- as happened seven years ago when it acquired Sun Microsystems -- die hard open source advocates find themselves running for the hills, fearing that revolution is nigh.

New story! Linux Mint-Based feren OS Gets Upgraded to Linux Mint 18.2, USB Boot Improved

The developers of the feren OS GNU/Linux distribution based on the popular Linux Mint operating system announced the release of August 2017's snapshot ISO with many enhancements and updated components.

New story! SBC expands on Rockchip RK3399 with eye-popping feature list

Videostrong's new SBC runs Android 7.1 or Ubuntu on the RK3399 with 2GB RAM plus GbE, WiFi, BT, HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2, MIPI-CSI, USB 3.0, and mini-PCIe. Shenzhen-based Android set-top box maker Videostrong has released a “VS-RD-RK3399” development kit built around the Rockchip RK3399. The OEM focused board sells for $250 individually.......

New story! Chakra Linux: Its Own Beast, Its Own Beauty

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 6:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
There are so many Linux distributions available—so many, in fact, that it can become a bit of a challenge to find the one right for you. After you’ve looked at them enough, it seems the variations tend to blur together, such that one flavor of Linux is only a slight shift away from another.

New story! Installing Ring in Fedora 26

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 5:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Many communication platforms promise to link people together by video, voice, and data. But almost none of them promise or respect user privacy and freedom to a useful extent. Ring is a universal communication system for any platform. But it... Continue Reading →

New story! How to Manage CentOS 7 Server with Webmin

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 3:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, we will install Webmin on CentOS 7.2. We will also learn to administrator Apache web server, firewalld and Webmin configuration. Webmin is free and open source web based system administration tool for Unix systems. It provides a rich and powerful web based user interface to administrator the server along with all the popular applications like Apache, BIND, Squid Proxy etc.

New story! Listen To Your Favorite Radio Station With A Single Command on Linux

Internet radio is a great way to listen to different radio stations from across your country or the world in real time. Unlike listening to your own music collection, it gives you the opportunity to discover new artists and genres that you might not have explored otherwise. Many Internet radio stations are browser-based, meaning they're easily accessible regardless of your operating system, but having yet another browser window open isn't all that convenient, and it eats into RAM. Plus, you're on Linux, why not have an awesome command line hack to tune into your favorite Internet radio station in seconds?

New story! Don't hate COBOL until you've tried it

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
COBOL is the Rodney Dangerfield of programming languages—it doesn't get any respect. It is routinely denigrated for its verbosity and dismissed as archaic. Yet COBOL is far from a dead language. It processes an estimated 85% of all business transactions, and 5 billion lines of new COBOL code are written every year. read more

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