New story! Cyanogen Inc. reportedly fires OS development arm, switches to apps

Cyanogen Inc. seems to be in trouble. A report from Android Police cites "several sources" that say the three-year-old Android software house will be laying off 20 percent of its workforce. One source said the company would "pivot" to "apps" and away from OS development.

New story! How to set the hostname on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jul 23, 2016 6:51 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
A Fedora system has a hostname that helps it identify and distinguish itself on a network. Sometimes this name appears as part of a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). A FQDN includes not just the system’s name, but the Internet domain, separated by periods (.). Hostname... Continue Reading →

New story! Mozilla’s Dave Herman on Building an Open Source Research Lab

Open source organizations find the methodology behind open source software development also works well in other areas of the organization as well.

New story! Maintaining remote web sites with sitecopy on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 23, 2016 3:02 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
sitecopy is a tool for copying locally stored web sites to a remote web server (using FTP or WebDAV). It helps you to keep the remote site synchronized with your local copy by uploading modified local files and deleting remote files that have been deleted on the local computer. This tutorial shows how you can manage your remote web site from your local Ubuntu 16.04 desktop with sitecopy.

New story! Fix Bugs, Go Fast, and Update: 3 Approaches to Container Security

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 23, 2016 1:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Containers are becoming the central piece of the future of IT. Linux has had containers for ages, but they are still maturing as a technology to be used in production or mission-critical enterprise scenarios. With that, security is becoming a central theme around containers. There are many proposed solutions to the problem, including identifying exactly what technology is in place, fixing known bugs, restricting change, and generally implementing sound security policies.

New story! Tough Skylake box PC has four GbE and eight USB ports

Adlink’s Linux-ready MXE-5500 industrial computer offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, 4K support, dual SATA bays, four GbE ports, mini-PCIe and USIM, and more. Systems based on Intel’s 6th Generation Core “Skylake” CPUs, such as Adlink’s new MXE-5500 embedded PC, continue to appear in new products even as “Kaby Lake” Core chips ship this week to […]

New story! Keeweb A Linux Password Manager

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 22, 2016 9:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Today we are depending on more and more online services. Each online service we sign up for, let us set a password and this way we have to remember hundreds of passwords. In this case, it is easy for anyone to forget passwords. In this article I am going to talk about Keeweb, a Linux password manager that can store all your passwords securely either online or offline.

New story! Top 5: Review of Dell laptop for Linux, Build your own home, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight a review of the Linux-ready Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, the Open Building Institute's toolkit for building your own house, an Android app for learning to play an instrument, and a poll asking if you prefer Vim or Emacs as a text editor, and getting started with Vim. Top 5 articles of the week 5. 5 tricks for getting started with Vim read more

New story! Intro to LimeSurvey: An open source, feature-rich polling platform

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2016 5:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you need to take a survey or poll, for just about any reason, you've got a lot of choices. And if you only need to answer one or two questions, only one time, then offline polling or simple mechanisms such as Google Forms may work fine. If you want a robust polling platform, deeply customizable, with a solid set of features for complicated surveys and a useful statistical analysis and summary system, then take a gander at LimeSurvey. read more

New story! Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released

Ubuntu 16.04 is a LTS version of Ubuntu.Now Ubuntu team has announced the release of it's first point release,Ubuntu 16.04.1.This first point release includes many updates containing bug fixes and fixing security issues as well.

New story! UK employers still reluctant to hire recent CompSci grads

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2016 2:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Even social studies graduates have better job prospects Computer science graduates continue to top the UK's higher education unemployment rankings, according to the latest figures compiled by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).…

New story! How I use Linux for theoretical physics

In 2008, I started studying physics and got in contact with Linux, since a bunch of people used it for data analysis and simulations. Comprehension came fast and easy with such people around, and I was strongly encouraged to get things done with Linux. I installed Ubuntu on my notebook, and soon got familiar with Bash and the standard tools. read more

New story! Just As We Warned: A Chinese Tech Giant Goes On The Patent Attack -- In East Texas

Techdirt has been warning for years that the West's repeated demands for China to "respect" patents could backfire badly. In 2010, Mike pointed out that Chinese companies were starting to amass huge patent portfolios, which were soon used as weapons against foreign firms operating in China, most notably Apple.

New story! Nextcloud 10 beta includes two-factor authentication security

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2016 9:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
The ownCloud infrastructure-as-a-service cloud fork, Nextcloud, is charging forward with new features.

New story! Preventing the next Heartbleed and making FOSS more secure

David Wheeler is a long-time leader in advising and working with the U.S. government on issues related to open source software. His personal webpage is a frequently cited source on open standards, open source software, and computer security. David is leading a new project, the CII Best Practices Badging project, which is part of the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) for strengthening the security of open source software. read more

New story! Blockstream Has No Patents, But Pledges Not to Sue Using Patent

Blockstream says that it comes in peace when it comes to software patents, which triggers speculations about coming Blockchain patent wars

New story! Rugged mini-ITX based box-PC goes all out on expansion

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2016 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Portwell’s rugged, fanless “WEBS-35C3” box-PC offers 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs, triple display and 4K video, and expands via mini-PCIe, PCIe, PCI, and M.2. The WEBS-35C3 is based on Portwell’s WADE-8017 Mini-ITX board, which runs on the latest, 14nm-fabricated 6th Gen Intel Core (“Skylake”) processors with LGA1151 socket and Intel Q170 chipset. Applications include kiosk, […]

New story! Blogging Tips – 5 Essentials To Start Blogging As A Career

We have seen how blogging has changed lives of millions of people. All they came up with the correct start, a purpose of blogging, right tools and most importantly, skills. I believe that with some plannings, anyone can become a successful blogger.

New story! 10 Essential Skills for Novice, Junior and Senior SysAdmins

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Susan Hall (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2016 2:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
Here are 10 essentials at each level in the evolution of systems administrators, gleaned from The Linux Foundation, LISA’s list, job descriptions and sources such as analyst Victor Janulaitis at Janco Associates.

New story! Get started with MongoDB on IBM Power Systems running Linux

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux; By Beth Hoffman (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2016 1:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: IBM, Linux
MongoDB on IBM Power Systems running Linux is an ideal solution for managing big data workloads. Learn how to install MongoDB and begin using it with your application and data set today.

New story! The patented “superformula” that could cause a legal headache for No Man’s Sky

With No Man's Sky's highly anticipated release just weeks away, a Dutch company is objecting to the game's alleged use of a patented "superformula" to generate landscapes and terrain.

New story! Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition Review - The King of All Ubuntu Phones

The time has come for us to take a look at the best handset powered by Canonical's Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system that you can buy right now, the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition.

New story! Manage Mageia System through URPMI Package Manager utility

URPMI is Mageia’s command line tool for managing packages and repositories (media). It’s powerful command-line tool which is used to automatically download and install new software packages, upgrade existing software packages, update the package list index, and to upgrade the entire Mageia system. urpmi handles dependencies automatically (checks and resolves dependencies).

New story! Bay Trail and Braswell COMs tap new Qseven 2.1 spec

Advantech’s Linux-friendly SOM-3567 and SOM-3568 COMS offer Intel Bay Trail and Braswell chips, respectively, and adopt the Qseven 2.1 form factor.

New story! SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager

SUSE Manager is a open-source IT management solution with a centralized console for managing multiple Linux distributions, hardware platforms (x86, IBM Power Systems and z Systems),

New story! GNS3 - Emulating Network Infrastructure on Debian 8.2

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 21, 2016 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you the basis to install and operate this software. The GNS3 version that will be used in this tutorial is the 1.5.1, on a Debian 8.2 (Jessie) system. GNS3 (Graphical Network System 3) is an emulation software that let's you see the interaction of network devices in a network topology.

New story! In Search of a Linux iTunes Replacement

In this week's installment, our resident Linux newb goes on the prowl with one thought in mind: To find the best-of-breed FOSS music player for GNU/Linux.

New story! 7 Differences Between Linux and Windows: User Expectations

When I was a boy, I imagined that other languages were codes, whose words had a one-to-one correspondence to English. In the same way, many Windows users expect Linux to be an exact equivalent.

New story! Opera browser sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million

  • Engadget; By Steve Dent (Posted by jdixon on Jul 21, 2016 3:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A Chinese consortium is buying Opera.

New story! Maxthon browser is a wolf in sheep's clothing

This could very well be a case of overreacting and far-reaching paranoia. However, it cannot be said enough that we are living in an age when protecting our data has become a top priority for most (and should be for all). That's why, when I read the details regarding the troubles now plaguing the Maxthon browser, I immediately wanted to warn people that it would be in their best interest to stop using the application.

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