New story! Intel Haswell now supports OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa-git on Linux

In another push towards Mesa finishing OpenGL for all vendors where possible, Intel Haswell chips now have support for OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa on Linux.

New story! What is your favorite Linux distribution?

Of all the many questions you might ask an open source enthusiast, none may evoke quite the passionate response as asking which distribution they prefer.

New story! Wine Staging 2.0 RC5 Improves Support for Apps That Require Windows 7 or Vista

The road to Wine 2.0 and Wine Staging 2.0 continues, and while the former already got its fifth Release Candidate (RC) development release at the end of last week, the latter yesterday received a new unstable build.

New story! A behind the scenes look at Exercism for improving coding skills

In our recent article, we talked about Exercism, an open source project to help people level up in their programming skills with exercises for dozens of different programming languages. Practitioners complete each exercise and then receive feedback on their response, enabling them to learn from their peer group's experience.

New story! The Age of the Unikernel: 10 Projects to Know

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Sam Dean (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2017 2:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
What is a unikernel? It is essentially a pared-down operating system (the unikernel) that can pair with an application into a unikernel application, typically running within a virtual machine. They are sometimes called library operating systems.......

New story! OpenStack Swift: Scalable and Durable Object Storage

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2017 1:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
OpenStack Swift is designed for maximum uptime to be able to serve data to your users all the time without stopping, even if parts of your cluster are down. With Swift, you should still be able to store new data and even to upgrade your cluster in production without downtime.

New story! Equal Rating Innovation Challenge: And the Semifinalists are

About three months ago we launched this global Equal Rating Innovation Challenge to help catalyze new thinking and innovation to provide access to the open Internet to those still living without. Clearly the idea resonated. Thanks to the help of numerous digital inclusion initiatives, think tanks, impact hubs and various local communities that supported us, our challenge has spurred global engagement.

New story! Rugged, customizable POS system runs on Braswell

Advantech’s UBX-310D is a fanless point of sale computer intended for small countertops and limited-space installations. The shock and vibration resistant device has a modest, 245 x 185 x 45mm footprint. The system runs Windows 7 or 8 as a default, with optional Linux 3.13, and supports applications such as retail, self-service, digital signage, and store management.

New story! A Switch for Your Pi

I grew up in the 1980s. That meant we drank far too much Kool-Aid, and on Saturday mornings, we got up early to watch cartoons. It also was the heyday of arcades, but I lived in the ghetto of Detroit and couldn't afford quarters to play games. Plus, there were none anywhere near the neighborhood where I lived. For me, the first real video-game experience was the Atari 2600.

New story! Firefox for iOS Users Can Now Choose Their Favorite Email Apps

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2017 8:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
For most of us email is a big part of our online lives. Today we’re excited to share that we’ve made updates to the email experience in Firefox for iOS, making it possible to choose your favorite email app when … Read more

New story! FOSS Compositing With Natron

Anyone who likes to work with graphics will at one time or another find compositing software useful. Luckily, FOSS has several of the best in Blender and Natron.

New story! LFCS Command Line Basics

  • Linux Forum; By Jarret Buse (Posted by kprojects on Jan 17, 2017 6:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
There are quite a few command line basics to cover in this article. We will go over the TeleTYpe (TTY) and a few commands with operators. Be sure to practice all of these and be aware that these are the same for CentOS and Ubuntu unless otherwise noted.

New story! The release of Mesa 17 has seen a bit of a delay, for all the right reasons

Mesa 17, the next stable release of the open source graphics drivers on Linux has been a bit delayed, due to so much last minute work going on. Looks like Intel Ivy Bridge will get OpenGL 4.0.

New story! COM Express Basic runs Linux on Kaby Lake, supports Intel Optane

Congatec’s Linux-ready “Conga-TS175” COM Express Basic Type 6 module supports 7th Gen Intel Core E/EQ and Xeon CPUs, Intel Optane SSDs, and up to 32GB DDR4. Congatec followed upon its earlier announcement of a Conga-TC175 COM Express Compact Type 6 module with a larger, 125 x 95mm Basic Type 6 module called the Conga-TS175. Both […]

New story! How to Install WordPress with HHVM and Nginx on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2017 2:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install WordPress with HHVM and Nginx as web server. I will use CentOS 7 as the operating system. HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) is an open source virtual machine for executing programs written in PHP and Hack language. HHVM has been developed by Facebook, it provides most features of the current PHP 7 version.

New story! First 3.5-inch Kaby Lake SBC reaches market

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2017 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch CAPA500 SBC taps LGA1151-ready CPUs from Intel’s 7th and 6th Generations, and offers PCIe, dual GbE, and optional “ZIO” expansion. Axiomtek’s CAPA500 is the first 3.5-inch form-factor SBC that we’ve seen that supports Intel’s latest 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors. Kaby Lake is similar enough to the 6th Gen “Skylake” family, sharing 14nm […]

New story! Phoning Home, the story of two robots trying to survive will come to Linux

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jan 17, 2017 10:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Phoning Home, which sounded a lot like the film WALL-E when I first heard about it will come to Linux.

New story! A script to log what my GPS tells me

I carry a Garmin Etrex 10 when I go bug-collecting. It's a handheld GPS receiver without many frills, and I only use it to record the latitude and longitude of each of my collecting sites as a waypoint. At the start of a field trip I delete all previous waypoints. When I do this, the trip's waypoints are then serially numbered from 001 and stored in the Etrex 10 in a file with a name like Waypoints_14-NOV-16.gpx. When I get home [...] I then use a keyboard shortcut to launch my gpslogger script, which is explained in this article.

New story! Fedora 26 Linux Might Ship with an LXQt Flavor, Won't Replace the LXDE Spin

There's a new self-contained change planned for the upcoming Fedora 26 Linux distribution, due for release on June 6, 2017, namely a new flavor built around the lightweight, Qt-based LXQt desktop environment.

New story! This Script Updates Hosts Files Using a Multi-Source Unified Block List With Whitelisting

  • DMT/Linux; By Darren Toback (Posted by relativ6 on Jan 17, 2017 6:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If you ever tinker with your hosts file, you should try running this script to automatically keep the file updated with the latest known ad servers, phishing sites and other web scum.

New story! Debian Outs First Release Candidate of Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Installer

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 17, 2017 5:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
Work on the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system is ongoing, and Debian Project's Cyril Brulebois announced today the availability of the first Release Candidate of the Debian Installer for Stretch.

New story! 5 Essential Tips for Securing Your WordPress Sites

In this post, we will provide some of the most common ways of securing and strengthening a WordPress site.

New story! When Peer Pressure Nukes Linux for Windows

A grandson was happy with the flame throwing hot rod Linux gaming computer that his grandfather had built -- until peer pressure came into play.

New story! The Case for Ubuntu Phone

There are times in standard social interactions where people ask what you do professionally, which means I end up talking about Ubuntu and specifically Ubuntu Phone. Many times that comes down to the seemingly simple question: “Why would I want an Ubuntu phone?” A good answer is all the benefits of Free Software, but many of those are benefits the general public doesn’t yet realize they need.

New story! News: Linux Top 3: Parted Magic, Quirky and Ultimate Edition

Three interesting Linux distributions briefly described: New Parted Magic 2017_01_08,? Quirky 8.1.6 and Ultimate Edition 5.1 Linux .

New story! Linus Torvalds Announces Fourth Linux 4.10 Kernel Release Candidate, Get It Now

It's Sunday evening, again, and Linus Torvalds just made his weekly announcement to inform the community about the immediate availability for download of a new Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel.

New story! Truffle Hog Finds Security Keys Hidden in GitHub Code

A tool is now available on GitHub for finding security keys that might have been accidentally left behind in open source code.

New story! 64-bit RPi Compute Module 3 ships for $25 to $30

Raspberry Pi Trading’s first 64-bit computer-on-module version of their flagship single board computer has finally arrived. Despite the name, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) is only the second generation of the CM1. Its name syncs up with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SBC, which uses the same quad-core, 64-bit Broadcom SoC.

New story! Use Docker remotely on Atomic Host

Atomic Host from Project Atomic is a lightweight container based OS that can run Linux containers. It’s been optimized to use as a container run-time system for cloud environments. For instance, it can host a Docker daemon and containers. At times, you may want... Continue Reading →

New story! Yet Another CentOS vs Ubuntu Comparison

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By ThisHosting.Rocks (Posted by Feenta on Jan 16, 2017 7:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The most popular comparison when it comes to Linux server distros.

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