New story! Geotagging in digiKam with a Lazy Bash Script

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Dec 9, 2016 1:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Sometimes, the easiest way to geotag photos in digiKam is to copy and paste geographical coordinates from an existing photo. I usually use Google Photos for that, as it conveniently displays geographical coordinates of the currently viewed photos in the information sidebar.

New story! C99 features in GCC on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 12:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The New C C99 is the C standard ratified by the ANSI and ISO standardizaion groups. It presents a significant amount of changes to the C language. These changes are the result of sibling competition between C and C++. The initial... Continue Reading →

New story! Python 3.6 released with many new improvements and features

Python,the high-level interpreted programming language is now one of the most preferred programming language by beginners and professional-level developers.So,here Python 3.6 is now available with many changes,improvements and of course the ease of Python was not left in the work list.[....]

New story! Maximizing the benefits of open source in IoT

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 9:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This guest column from analyst firm VisionMobile Ltd. examines the impact of open source on the IoT, and suggests how companies can maximize its benefits. ? ? A Guide to Open Source in IoT by Stijn Schuermans, Senior IoT Analyst, VisionMobile Ltd. ? Introduction With the dawn of the Internet of Things, software is making […]

New story! Building an Email Server on Ubuntu Linux, Part 2

In part 1, we installed and tested the Postfix SMTP server. Postfix, or any SMTP server, isn't a complete mail server because all it does is move messages between SMTP servers. We need Dovecot to move messages off your Postfix server and into your users' email inboxes.

New story! 6 organizational growing pains you can avoid

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 7:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Everything has a season, and as organizations age—communities, charities, companies, churches and more—they face similar diseases of time. These are emergent patterns of failure that arise not from mistakes but from the consequences of earlier success. In open source, we are seeing the same patterns emerge; this should not be a surprise. read more

New story! Install Munin (Monitoring Tool) on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

  • ubuntugeek.com; By ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Dec 9, 2016 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Install Munin (Monitoring Tool) on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

New story! Status of Embedded Linux: Tim Bird Warns of Slow Progress on Linux Shrinkage

At the recent ELC Europe event in Berlin, Bird gave a “Status of Embedded Linux” keynote in which he discussed the good news in areas like GPU support and virtually mapped kernel stacks, as well as the slow progress in boot time, system size, and other areas that might help Linux compete with RTOSes in IoT leaf nodes.

New story! WordPress 4.7 Content Management System Provides New Design Options

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 9, 2016 3:20 AM EDT)
WordPress is among the most widely used open-source technologies in the world, powering more than 70 million websites. WordPress 4.7 was released Dec. 6, providing a new milestone update including new features for both users and developers.

New story! Fedora 23 End of Life

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 2:06 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
With the recent release of Fedora 25, Fedora 23 will officially enter End Of Life (EOL) status on December 20th, 2016. After December 20th, all packages in the Fedora 23 repositories will no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates,... Continue Reading →

New story! Secure IoT Through Oversight, Open Source and Open Standards

It should be obvious to just about everyone by now that the current state of affairs concerning the Internet of insecure things threatens the stability of the Internet. This wouldn't have been such a big deal 15 or 20 years ago, but we've now put all of our eggs in the Internet basket, and if it goes down, so does the world economy. Not only that, an undependable and unstable Internet would affect everything from major utilities -- phone, power and water -- to law enforcement and national defense -- in no matter what country you reside.

New story! 6 3D printing applications you can install on Fedora 25

  • LinuxBSDos.com; By finid (Posted by finid on Dec 8, 2016 11:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Do you have an interest in the 3D printing space but don’t know which 3D printing application will work on your favorite Linux distribution? You’re in luck, because in this article, you learn about 6 of such applications that you can install on Fedora 25 and other Linux distributions, like Ubuntu 16.10 and debian 8.

New story! The Perfect Server - Debian 8.6 (nginx, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3.1)

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian 8 (Jessie) server (with nginx, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig, and how to install ISPConfig 3.1. ISPConfig 3 is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers nginx (instead of Apache), BIND as DNS server, and Dovecot (instead of Courier).

New story! How to use Synfig Studio for animation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 9:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Animation is a robust field with a large number of specialties and an even larger number of tools for creating a particular look or style. In the past two months, I've covered Krita Animation for hand-drawn digital cel animation and StopGo for stop motion animation. read more

New story! Bluetooth 5 Launched

Well,The world is looking forward for a world adapting and changing the IoT, and here is something, we may call a great step to implement and set new benchmarks in this Term with the launch of Bluetooth 5.So What's new here in Bluetooth 5?Here, in Bluetooth 5, we are getting 2X more speed,4X wider range coverage, and 8X the broadcast of message capacity.Yes, New brighter future for Bluetooth Technology implementation n several devices to communicate and share data to out-result a great system for Device interactions.And this speed and range incremented is supposed to give a great opportunities and ease to IoT development.

New story! Progress on Privacy

The internet didn't come with privacy, any more than the planet did. But at least the planet had nature, which provided raw materials for the privacy technologies we call clothing and shelter. On the net, we use human nature to make our own raw materials. Those include code, protocols, standards, frameworks and best practices, such as those behind free and open-source software.

New story! Top open innovations in 3D printing

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 5:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source continues to drive rapid innovation in the 3D printing industry. This makes sense if you stop and think about it—a 3D printer exists to make other things. Combining that philosophy with free software and open source hardware helps other people participate in improving the objects that it makes, and in making the printers faster, smarter, and cleaner. Here are a few of my favorite open source 3D printing innovations from 2016: read more

New story! Why the Open Source Cloud Is Important

  • Linux.com; By Mark Hinkle (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 4:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
In previous years, we have distinguished between open source cloud and others. But as cloud technologies have evolved it’s evident that any cloud without open source would be the equivalent of an automobile without an engine.

New story! Linux Foundation events expand with Open Source Summits

The Linux Foundation released its 2017 schedule, including an Embedded Linux Conference in Portland on Feb. 21-23 that needs proposal ideas by Dec. 10. This year, Linux Foundation events attracted over 20,000 “developers, maintainers, sysadmins, thought leaders, business executives and other industry professionals from more than 4,000 organizations across 85 countries,” and 25,000 are expected […]

New story! 4 open source drone projects

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Over the past few years, interest in both civilian and commercial use of drones has continued to grow rapidly, and drone hardware sits at the top of many people's holiday wish lists. read more

New story! Remembering Linux Installfests

In this article, for the first time since 2003 a writer makes mention of Caldera without immediately following it with a mention of SCO. Must’ve been a mistake.

New story! How to access shell environment variables in Perl script

In some cases you may want to access shell environment variables (e.g., $PATH, $PWD, $HOME, $LANG) in your Perl script. While you can pass any needed variables to your Perl script via @ARGV argument array, this is actually not needed since Perl provides a way to access all available environment variables. Let's find out how to access shell environment variables in Perl script.

New story! Microsoft Office, Google Docs beware: This open-source startup is after your users

Latvian company OnlyOffice wants to create the Swiss watch of office suites and convince people there are valid choices beyond the big brands.

New story! RPM commands to manage packages on RHEL based systems

RPM is one of the oldest baseline package format & command line Package Management utility, developed by RedHat.

New story! Korora 25 Linux Released, Based on Fedora 25 Ships with Cinnamon 3.2, MATE 1.16

The development team behind the Fedora-based Korora Linux operating system proudly announced the release and general availability of Korora 25.

New story! Open Compliance in the Enterprise: Why Have an Open Source Compliance Program?

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Ibrahim Haddad (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 6:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Traditionally, platforms and software stacks were implemented using proprietary software, and consisted of various software building blocks that originated as a result of internal development or via third-party software providers with negotiated licensing terms.

New story! Why your teams may be failing at the collaboration game

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 5:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When we think about skills needed to build open structures and establish open mindsets, collaboration jumps to mind immediately. In order to collaborate effectively, communication—or rather, clear communication—is imperative to making it all work. read more

New story! How to encrypt folders and files on Ubuntu/Linux Mint/ Debian/ Linux?

When it comes to security of our secret and highly sensitive data and files then, we really don't tend to take more risks.The best way to keep our files and folders secure is encryption of files and folders. Wondering how to do it? Well, there are many tools available for encryption on Windows, Linux.But today we are about to cover some tools for Linux.So,Now here are two cool tools to do your encryption work using GnuPG and VeraCrypt.

New story! Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.7 Is Out with Kernel 4.4 LTS, Updated Hacking Tools

The developers behind the Ubuntu-based, hacking-oriented BlackBox Linux operating system proudly announced the release of BackBox Linux 4.7.

New story! Remote Logging With Syslog, Part 2: Main Config File

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 1:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, Linux
In the previous article, we looked at some of the basics of rsyslog -- a superfast Syslog tool with some powerful features for log processing. Here, I’ll be taking a detailed look at the main config file.

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