New story! Reveal.js presentation hacks

Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it. read more

New story! How to use special permissions: the setuid, setgid and sticky bits

Normally, on a unix-like operating system, the ownership of files and directories is based on the default uid (user-id) and gid (group-id) of the user who created them. The same thing happens when a process is launched: it runs with the effective user-id and group-id of the user who started it, and with the corresponding privileges. This behavior can be modified by using special permissions.

New story! How to Run Diablo II with the GLIDE-to-OpenGL Wrapper

Diablo II is usually a breeze to run on Linux, thanks to WINE and so often times you need no special tricks. However, if you're like me and experience a few glitches and washed out colours in the standard fullscreen mode, you have two options: run the game in windowed mode and go without cinematics, or install a GLIDE-OpenGL wrapper and get the game running properly in its fullscreen glory again, without the glitches and colour problems. I detail how to do that in this article.

New story! GParted The Complete Partition Editor For Linux

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Nov 20, 2017 8:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Partition editing is a task which not only requires carefulness but also a stable environment. Today GParted is one of the leading partition editing tools on Linux environment. GParted is not only easy but also remains powerful at the same time. Today I am going to list out the installation as well as basics to use GParted which will be helpful to newbies.

New story! SuperTuxKart Racing Game Now Available on Android, New Release Adds Many Changes

The developers of the SuperTuxKart open-source and cross-platform racing game built around the Linux mascot Tux the penguin announced today the release of SuperTuxKart 0.9.3.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.14, Firefox Quantum, Fedora 27, Munich? Meh | This Week in Linux 14

Youtube Video: First 6 Year LTS Linux Kernel, Firefox Quantum Update, New distro releases from Fedora and Slax, Linux Supercomputer Domination, Easily Method for Checking for Steam Sales for Linux Gaming, and more.

New story! Intel plans to end legacy BIOS support by 2020

  • liliputing; By Brad Linder (Posted by bob on Nov 19, 2017 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
Intel’s Brian Richardson announced the move in a recent presentation (PDF link). In slightly more technical terms, Intel will require UEFI Class 3 or higher, which lacks legacy BIOS support. Note that this doesn’t mean “Secure Boot” will be mandatory.

New story! How to Install and Use TeamViewer on Linux Complete Guide

  • It's FOSS; By Ambarish (Posted by abhishekpc on Nov 19, 2017 12:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
tep-by-step beginner’s guide to installing TeamViewer on Linux. It also explains how to use TeamViewer on Linux.

New story! Announcing Season of KDE 2018

KDE Student Programs is pleased to announce the 2018 Season of KDE for those who want to participate in mentored projects that enhance KDE in some way.

New story! Boot Linux ISO From Android Phone

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Nov 19, 2017 6:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The Thing about us Linux users is that we are never committed to one particular distro. We are always looking for something new, something more exciting. It may be a new Desktop Environment, a newer kernel or a completely different Linux experience.

New story! Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.35 with Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Solus

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 19, 2017 3:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Two months in the works with more than 100 active contributors adding code to it, Canonical's Snapcraft Snap creator tool has been updated recently to version 2.35.

New story! All the supercomputers in the world moved to Linux operating systems

  • Mice Times of Asia; By paradox (Posted by bob on Nov 19, 2017 12:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Over the past six months operating systems based on Linux completely replaced the other OS and now are used on all 500 most powerful supercomputers.

New story! Goodbye Apple, goodbye Microsoft... hello Linux

  • Irish Times; By Derek Scally (Posted by bob on Nov 18, 2017 10:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linux is everywhere – and will free your computer from corporate clutches. Rival operating systems: most people are too busy to look beyond Windows (left) and macOS (right), but Linux (centre) is worth making time for.

New story! How to Speed Up WordPress with Redis Caching

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Nov 18, 2017 6:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
How to Speed Up WordPress with Redis Caching in few easy steps. Redis is an in-memory database which can be used as a data store or cache.

New story! Akademy 2018 - Vienna, Austria - 11-17 August

Vienna Calling! This is not only a song by the famous austrian singer Falco, but could also the motto for next years Akademy. In 2018 Akademy will be held at the University of Technology (TU Wien) in Vienna, Austria, from Saturday 11th to Friday 17th August.

New story! Snaps Are Coming to Ubuntu 18.04 by Default, Kubuntu Could Also Adopt Them

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 18, 2017 2:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Mark Shuttleworth's all-snap Ubuntu system dream is soon becoming a reality as the Ubuntu developers are currently discussing a strategy to bring Snaps by default in the upcoming release, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

New story! Top 5: Fortran turns 60, AutoCAD alternatives, and more

  •; By Don Watkins (Posted by bob on Nov 18, 2017 12:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
This week, we look at Fortran at 60, open source CAD programs, programming-friendly fonts, and more.

New story! This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 18, 2017 11:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in open source/Linux news, Linux not powers the vast majority of the world's supercomputers, Hyperledger is set apart from hype, and more.

New story! KDE Applications 17.12 Linux Software Stack Ports More Apps to KDE Frameworks 5

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 18, 2017 9:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The KDE Project today released the beta version of its upcoming KDE Applications 17.12 open-source software suite for GNU/Linux operating systems.

New story! A Beginner's Introduction to Linux

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux. You’ll embrace a plethora of free open source software, with more choices than you could possibly imagine. There are hundreds of actively-maintained Linux distributions, dozens of different desktop environments, and tens of thousands of open source applications covering the whole gamut: games, multimedia and graphics tools, internet apps, utilities, development environments, and much more.

New story! Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 Gains AWS Service Broker Integration

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 18, 2017 5:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
Red Hat released the latest iteration of its container orchestration and management platform on Nov. 16 with the general availability of OpenShift 3.7. Among the new capabilities that have landed in OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 is AWS Service Broker integration, Service catalog, template broker and a preview of Prometheus container monitoring

New story! How to Easily Remember Linux Commands

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Nov 18, 2017 3:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
It can be so difficult for new users to remember Linux commands that they need to fully utilize their system. These tricks make it easier to do so.

New story! Raspberry Pi CM3 arrives on PC/104… sort of

Crowd Supply is hosting a “Pi/104” carrier for the RPi Compute Module 3 featuring PC/104 OneBank expansion, a 40-pin RPi header, and -25 to 80°C support. Here’s something we haven’t seen before. Developer Adam Parker has launched a stackable PC/104 form factor carrier board on Crowd Supply designed to work with the Linux-driven Raspberry Pi […]

New story! CNCF Wants You to Use 'Certified Kubernetes'

The foundation, which controls development of Kubernetes, was able to get 36 member organization to agree to a set of standards for the container orchestration platform. Kubernetes has already become the standard for container management, and this new agreement makes sure that Kubernetes always means what admins and DevOps think it means, regardless of vendor.

New story! Impostor syndrome and individual competence

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 10:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you've ever had "that sick, sad, cold, wet feeling that you have no idea what you're doing, you're going to get caught, and it's all going to be terrible," you're may be experiencing imposter syndrome, says Jessica Rose, a former teacher and a self-taught technologist. read more

New story! Raspberry Digital Signage 10

Marco Buratto has released Raspberry Digital Signage 10.0 today. The underlying operating system has been moved to Raspbian Stretch; the overall performance is sensibly better and HTML5 videos play a lot smoother.

New story! 5 open source fonts ideal for programming

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 6:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What is the best programming font? First, you need to consider that not all fonts are created equally. When choosing a font for casual reading, the reader expects the letters to smoothly flow into one another, giving an easy and enjoyable experience. A single character for a standard font is akin to puzzle piece designed to carefully mesh with every other part of the overall typeface. read more

New story! How to Install and Use Docker on Linux

  •; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 5:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
I’m going to demonstrate how easy it is to install Docker on Linux, as well as walking you through the first steps of working with Docker. I’ll be demonstrating on the Ubuntu 16.04 Server platform, but the process is very similar on most all Linux distributions.

New story! Add a new Host and Services to be Monitored by Icinga 2

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a new host to be monitored by Icinga 2 and how the host’s services, such as a web HTTP server, can be monitored by Icinga. I will also show you how to create your own custom Icinga plugin command in order to monitor UDP services in your network infrastructure.

New story! Open Jam leaves a mark with 45 game entries and 3 big winners

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 1:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Games; Story Type: News Story
In early October 2017, the inaugural Open Jam, a video game jam focused on open source game development, took place. Creators were given 72 hours to build a video game from scratch using the best of the open source world. It was a fantastic weekend, with 45 games created and entered into the jam, and three outstanding entries making it to the final competition. Read on for a review of the event, lots of pictures, and heaping praise for the creators! read more

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