New story! Meet Apache Spot, a new open source project for cybersecurity

Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they've donated a new open source project to the Apache Software Foundation with a focus on using big data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity.

New story! Google's Open Source Fuchsia OS: The Mystery Linux Distro

  • Linux.com; By Sam Dean (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Few things are more tantalizing than a good mystery, and Google is making waves for an open source-centric mystery that may end up having profound implications. It all started in August when an extensive and unusual code repository for a new operating system called Fuchsia was discovered online, and now the growing source code set is on GitHub.

New story! Riak TS for time series analysis at scale

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Until recently, doing time series analysis at scale was expensive and almost exclusively the domain of large enterprises. What made time series a hard and expensive problem to tackle? Until the advent of the NoSQL database, scaling up to meet increasing velocity and volumes of data generally meant scaling hardware vertically by adding CPUs, memory, or additional hard drives. When combined with database licensing models that charged per processor core, the cost of scaling was simply out of reach for most. read more

New story! Node.js 6.x LTS coming to EPEL 7

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 9:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
What is Node.js? Node.js® is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. It uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Its package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.... Continue Reading →

New story! The Tiny Internet Project, Part I

As LJ readers well know, Linux drives many of the technologies we use every day, from smart TVs to Web servers. Linux is everywhere—except most homes and classrooms.

New story! MintBox Mini updated with faster AMD SoC and 8GB RAM

CompuLab’s Linux Mint flavored MintBox Mini Pro mini-PC updates the Mini with an AMD A10 Micro-6700T, plus BT 4.0, mini-PCIe, and twice the RAM and storage. The CompuLab built, $395 MintBox Mini Pro, which ships with the Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon distribution, updates the $295 MintBox Mini with a lot more performance and features in […]

New story! Oracle's 'Gamechanger' Evidence Really Just Evidence Of Oracle Lawyers Failing To Read

Then on to the main show: Oracle's claim that Google hid the plans to make Android apps work on Chrome OS. Google had revealed to Oracle its "App Runtime for Chrome" (ARC) setup, and it was discussed by Oracle's experts, but at Google I/O, Google revealed new plans for apps to run in Chrome OS that were not using ARC, but rather a brand new setup, which Google internally referred to as ARC++. Oracle argued that Google only revealed to them ARC, but not ARC++ and that was super relevant to the fair use argument, because it showed that Android was replacing more than just the mobile device market for Java. But, here's Oracle's big problem: Google had actually revealed to Oracle the plans for ARC++. It appears that Oracle's lawyers just missed that fact. Ouch.

New story! Raspberry Pi Foundation Unveils New LXDE-Based Desktop for Raspbian Called PIXEL

Raspberry Pi Foundation's Simon Long proudly unveiled a new desktop environment for the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux operating system for Raspberry Pi devices.

New story! Ubuntus new take on Kubernetes

Canonical has looked into its cloud and container crystal ball and they see Kubernetes.

New story! Watch Docker CTO Solomon Hykes and More Talk Live at LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe Next Week

Watch open source leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, and IT operations experts speak live next week, Oct. 4-6, 2016, at LinuxCon and ContainerCon Europe in Berlin. The Linux Foundation will provide live streaming video of all the event’s keynotes for those who can't attend.

New story! Time to Kill Security Questions-or Answer Them With Lies

The notion of using robust, random passwords has become all but mainstream-by now anyone with an inkling of security sense knows that "password1" and "1234567" aren't doing them any favors. But even as password security improves, there's something even more problematic that underlies them: security questions.

New story! EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS Now Includes 4MLinux, Tiny Core, SliTaz, Porteus & PuppEX

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new version of his EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS project, a Live CD that includes six tiny GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! Is the Linux kernel a security problem?

Security is an ongoing issue for all operating systems, including Linux. While Linux has generally had a good reputation compared to Windows when it comes to security, no operating system is perfect. A writer at Ars Technica recently examined the issue of security and the Linux kernel.

New story! Unsafe at any clock speed: Linux kernel security needs a rethink

The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose.

New story! Kubuntu 16.10 Finally Gets a Public Release, Beta 2 Uses KDE Plasma 5.7 Desktop

Earlier today, Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta, which is also the Beta 2 snapshot for some of the opt-in flavors, including Kubuntu.

New story! Expandable, outdoor IoT gateway runs Android on i.MX6

VIA’s “Artigo A830” IoT gateway runs Android on an i.MX6 DualLite SoC and offers HDMI, GbE, microSD, numerous serial and USB ports, plus -20 to 60° operation. As the name suggests, the VIA Technologies Artigo A830 Streetwise IoT Platform is designed for outdoor Internet of Things gateway applications.

New story! Ericsson: The Journey to a DevOps Future in SDN

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Greg Whelan (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 9:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
There are big transformations going on in the world today that are driving rapid changes to the business of networks, said Santiago Rodriguez, VP of Engineering and head of the product development unit SDN & Policy Control at Ericsson, in his keynote Tuesday at OpenDaylight Summit.

New story! Bitcoin on Amazon! Sort of...

I was a Bitcoin fan before it was popular. That means I had thousands of Bitcoins. It also means I sold my thousands of Bitcoins for less than $1 each. Still, the technology fascinates me, and although cryptocurrencies have risen and fallen, I'm still a fan.

New story! Firefox's Test Pilot Program Launches Three New Experimental Features

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Earlier this year we launched our first set of experiments for Test Pilot, a program designed to give you access to experimental Firefox features that are in the early stages of development. We’ve been delighted to see so many of … Continue reading

New story! Tiny, open, $18 quad-core SBC has WiFi, BT, eMMC, microSD

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 6:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
FriendlyARM’s 40 x 40mm “NanoPi Neo Air” hacker SBC runs Ubuntu Core on an Allwinner H3 with 8GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, a DVP cam connector, and a microSD slot. The NanoPi Neo Air is a respin of the astonishingly affordable, $8 NanoPi Neo that shipped in July, and has the same 40 x 40mm dimensions […]

New story! Use shortcuts for faster web browsing

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 5:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The web browser has become the most important software on most users’ computers. You probably use your web browser for entertainment, work, learning, and other purposes. Therefore you can make your life easier by using it efficiently. Here are some tips for keyboard shortcuts that will save you time and... Continue Reading →

New story! Open Source Projects Must Work Together to Survive

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 4:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Open source software is in danger of being beaten at its own game by upstart services that are tightly integrated, less complex, and easier to use. That message was at the heart of the cautionary tale told by Stephen O’Grady in his keynote at this year’s ApacheCon North America in May.

New story! Asian Penguins turn failed program into a Linux success

Stu Keroff will be speaking at All Things Open in Raleigh this year.  The Community School of Excellence (CSE) Asian Penguins are the world's first and only Linux user group based in a Hmong charter school. A failed Windows laptop program at the school was turned by the Asian Penguins into a Linux success. read more

New story! Choosing the right metrics for your project

Last month we discussed setting goals for your community metrics program. These goals serve as a constant reminder of what you want to achieve in the program and should be used as metrics themselves when deciding exactly what you are going to measure. This month we'll document a basic strategy for deciding what to measure, and give examples of specific community metrics we've used in practice. Using our knowledge of our community and the goals we previously came up with, we'll make sure the metrics we choose are relevant. read more

New story! How to install and use KDEConnect on Ubuntu 16.04LTS

In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed KDEConnect - that connects your Android or BlackBerry phone to your Linux computer. Suppose you are working on your computer and your phone rings. You pick it up and see that there's a spam SMS. You just ignore it. After some time, the phone rings again. You again pick it up only to see another spam SMS. And this goes on, until you choose not get distracted while you are working.

New story! How to install & configure Jenkins on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora/openSUSE

Jenkins is a self-contained Java-based program, ready to run out-of-the-box, with 1000 of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project.

New story! 10 tips for DIY IoT home automation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 11:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks like never before. Especially at home. read more

New story! 7 Ways Linux Users Differ from Windows Users

To casual users, one person at a keyboard looks much the same as any other. Watch for a while, however, and the differences start to emerge -- and whether they are using Linux or Windows is the least of them.

New story! Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT

Most of the new 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined last week listed Linux hacker boards as their prime development platforms. This week, we’ll look at open source and developer-friendly Linux hardware for building Internet of Things devices, from simple microcontroller-based technology to Linux-based boards.

New story! Unsafe at any clock speed: Linux kernel security needs a rethink

The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose.

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