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

  • Opensource.com (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

New story! How to use argparse to parse python scripts parameters

In a previous article we have seen how to parse command line arguments using getopts in the context of bash scripts (you can find the article here). Now we will see how to accomplish the same task, in a more powerful way, when writing a python script.

New story! The Pentagon is set to make a big push toward open source software next year

  • The Verge; By Kelsey Atherton (Posted by elobga on Nov 17, 2017 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Pentagon is a software-intensive workplace

New story! WordPress 4.9: This one's for you, developers!

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 8:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
'New editing experience' called Gutenberg coming too, but it might hate your plugins WordPress 4.9 has debuted, and this time the world's most popular content management system has given developers plenty to like.…

New story! Top 10 Linux Tools

  • Datamation; By Matt Hartley (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 7:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
One of the benefits to using Linux on the desktop is that there’s no shortage of tools available for it. To further illustrate this point, I’m going to share what I consider to be the top 10 Linux tools.

New story! Software taking over, but hardware still has a role: Linux expert

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 5:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux, SUSE
The tech industry is heading towards a stage where self service for standard IT requirements will become a norm, helped by the increase in software-defined infrastructure, a senior engineer from SUSE Linux claims.

New story! Compact DAQ systems offer a choice of 12- or 16-bit I/Os

Advantech’s Linux-ready “MIC-1810” and “MIC-1816” DAQ computers offer 12- and 16-bit analog I/O, respectively, plus 24x DIOs, Intel CPUs, and 4x USB ports. Advantech’s MIC-1810 and MIC-1816 are digital acquisition computers that run Linux or Windows 7/8/10 on Intel 3rd Gen “Ivy Bridge” processors. If the aging CPU is a turn-off, keep in mind that […]

New story! Why is collaboration so difficult?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 17, 2017 2:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Many contemporary definitions of "collaboration" define it simply as "working together"—and, in part, it is working together. But too often, we tend to use the term "collaboration" interchangeably with cognate terms like "cooperation" and "coordination." These terms also refer to some manner of "working together," yet there are subtle but important differences between them all. read more

New story! ExLight Linux Distro Now Based on Ubuntu 17.10, Features Enlightenment Desktop

A new version of the ExLight GNU/Linux distribution hit the streets this week bringing users an Ubuntu 17.10-based desktop experience featuring the lightweight Enlightenment desktop environment.

New story! Record and Share Terminal Session with Showterm

  • Make Tech Easier; By Bruno Edoh (Posted by damien on Nov 16, 2017 11:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
You can record a terminal session with any screen recording program, but Showterm for Linux makes it very easy to record and embed on a site. Here’s how it works.

New story! Wandboard.org launches i.MX8M-based SBC with RPi expansion

Technexion’s Wandboard.org unveiled open source “Wand-Pi-8M” SBCs that run Linux on a quad-A53 i.MX8M, and offer WiFi/BT, GbE, HDMI 2.0, and a 40-pin RPi link. Technexion and its Wandboard.org community project opened pre-orders on three successors to its i.MX6 based Wandboard and almost identical Wandboard Reload SBCs that tap NXP’s long awaited, quad-core, Cortex-A53 i.MX8M SoC.

New story! After a year of intensely investigating password theft, here's what Google found

Hackers are constantly trying to break into Google accounts, so Google researchers spent a year tracing how hackers steal passwords and expose them on the internet's black market.

New story! Firefox Quantum Now Rolling Out to All Ubuntu Linux Users, Update Now

Canonical announced today the general availability of the latest Mozilla Firefox 57.0 Quantum web browser for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases.

New story! Raspberry Pi 3 clone offers Allwinner H2, H3, or H5 SoCs for $9 to $29

Libre Computer’s open source “Tritium” SBCs run Ubuntu or Android on Allwinner H2+, H3, or 64-bit H5 SoCs, and have an RPi 3 like layout and 40-pin header. Earlier this year, Shenzhen-based Libre Computer successfully funded its quad Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905X based Le Potato SBC on Kickstarter for $25 to $35. Now, the company has […]

New story! How to Install Icinga 2 Monitoring Tool on Debian 9.2

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2017 5:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this guide we will discuss how to install and configure the latest version Icinga 2 web monitoring tool in Debian 9.2 release, in order to monitor all important network infrastructure devices, such as physical or virtual servers or VMs, routers, switches, firewall appliances and other network IoT devices.

New story! 5 Coolest Linux Terminal Emulators

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2017 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Sure, we can get by with boring old GNOME terminal, Konsole, and funny, rickety, old xterm. When you're in the mood to try something new, however, take a look at these five cool and useful Linux terminals.

New story! OnePlus 5T Keeps the Headphone Jack, Introduces Face Unlock and Parallel Apps

Five months after it launched its OnePlus 5 flagship Android smartphone, OnePlus unveiled today its successor, the OnePlus 5T, running the latest Android 8.0 (Oreo) mobile OS.

New story! Fedora 27 Atomic Host is available on multiple architectures

The Fedora 27 Atomic Host now supports multiple architectures! Along with the x86_64 architecture, Atomic Host is also available on 64-bit ARM (aarch64) and PowerPC Little Endian (ppc64le). Both aarch64 and ppc64le architectures receive Atomic OSTree updates in the same... Continue Reading →

New story! Linux Kernel 4.14 -- First Kernel to be Supported for Six Years

  • It's FOSS; By Derick (Posted by abhishekpc on Nov 16, 2017 12:40 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linux Kernel 4.14 is here. It is a long-term support release and as stated earlier, it is the first Linux Kernel that will be supported for six years. Until now Linux Kernel LTS versions were supported for two years.

New story! Open Source Pioneer Munich Votes To Move All Remaining Linux PCs To Windows 10 In 2020

  • Fossbytes; By Adarsh Verma (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2017 11:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
As per the local reports, these moves are a result of the political scenario in Munich. In the past, city’s IT chief has also said that there isn’t any compelling technical reason to ditch Linux. In the wake of attacks like WannaCry, Green Party had already warned that a move to Windows 10 is too risky.

New story! 10 easy steps from proprietary to open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2017 10:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"But surely open source software is less secure, because everybody can see it, and they can just recompile it and replace it with bad stuff they've written." Hands up: who's heard this?1 read more

New story! How to Install Firefox Quantum in Ubuntu and other Linux Right Now

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Abhishek Prakash (Posted by elobga on Nov 16, 2017 8:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The game-changing Firefox Quantum is here to reclaim the lost userbase. Here’s how to install Firefox Quantum in Linux right now.

New story! How becoming open and agile led to customer success

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2017 7:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A few years ago, I worked as a service manager at Basefarm, a European managed services provider. I was part of a team supporting customers with infrastructure and managed services. read more

New story! Facebook Open Sources Open/R, Its Distributed Network Software

Today the social network open sourced open/R, making it free to use by anyone who might be designing applications that will require routing at the speed of Facebook. It's being released under the "permissive" MIT license, which allows it to be used in both open source and proprietary projects.

New story! Why pair writing helps improve documentation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2017 5:14 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
Professional writers, at least in the Red Hat documentation team, nearly always work on docs alone. But have you tried writing as part of a pair? In this article, I'll explain a few benefits of pair writing. read more

New story! How to Fix the No Space Left on Device’ Error on Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Nov 16, 2017 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
There is an annoying error on Linux systems that tells you you have no space when there is plenty on your filesystem. Explore these potential fixes.

New story! Red Hat Bets Data Centers are Ready for ARM Servers

With the announcement, Red Hat joins Linux distributions SUSE and Ubuntu, both of which already support ARM with their server editions. However, it's not really late to the fair. The company has been actively working on an ARM version of RHEL for a while, having released its first "development preview" for the architecture in 2015.

New story! How to create better documentation with a kanban board

  • Opensource.com; By Heidi Waterhouse (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2017 1:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
If you're working on documentation, a website, or other user-facing content, it's helpful to know what users expect to find—both the information they want and how the information is organized and structured. After all, great content isn't very useful if people can't find what they're looking for.

New story! Linux-on-i.MX6 Pico-ITX SBC has 40-pin GPIO header

Habey’s “EMB-2230” SBC runs Linux on an i.MX6, and offers LVDS and MIPI-DSI/CSI links, -10 to 60°C support, a 40-pin GPIO header, and optional PoE. Habey promotes its Pico-ITX (100 x 72mm) EMB-2230 SBC as being smaller and more expandable than its 3.5-inch (146 x 102mm) EMB-3200 SBC. Like the EMB-3200, the EMB2230 runs Linux on Dual Lite or Quad versions of NXP’s 1GHz, Cortex-A9 i.MX6 SoC, and is aimed primarily at panel PCs.

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