New story! The Family Dashboard

I've written a little about PHP before, because I think it's a great utility language for writing quick things you need to do. Plus, it allows you to use a web browser as your interface, and everyone has a web browser. That makes it very convenient for my family, because I can make simple web interfaces for the various things I normally have to do from the command line.

New story! How to say "no" for the sake of your customers

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 2:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When you're working in an organization where statements like "Good ideas can come from anyone" and "Experiment! We learn more from our mistakes than our successes!" are commonplace, does saying "no" create a contradiction that impedes adaptability and inclusivity? The answer depends on how you say "no" and the things you say "no" to. read more

New story! Calibre A Free And Open Source Ebook Management System For Linux

Having ebooks is really a good thing. It can be read anywhere, you get free from the hassle of storage and many more benefits. But it creates a problem when you got an enormous number of ebooks also in various formats. You will have the problem of searching perfect ebook you want to read at a time, you have to maintain various kind of software for every format and much more.

New story! Linux Uniq Command Tutorial for Beginners (10 examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The uniq command reports or even deletes repeated lines in a file. In this article, we will discuss uniq through easy to understand examples.

New story! An introduction to Libral, a systems management library for Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 11:02 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Linux, in keeping with Unix traditions, doesn't have a comprehensive systems management API. Instead, management is done through a variety of special-purpose tools and APIs, all with their own conventions and idiosyncrasies. That makes scripting even simple systems-management tasks difficult and brittle. read more

New story! SteamOS Now Based on Debian 8.8 with Linux 4.11, Uses Mesa Instead of AMDGPU-PRO

After a long wait, Valve pushed earlier a new update of its Debian-based SteamOS gaming operating system to the brewmaster_beta channel with some major improvements.

New story! Improved high DPI display support in the pipeline

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 8:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Support for high DPI monitors has been included in Fedora Workstation for some time now. If you use a monitor with a high enough DPI, Fedora Workstation automatically scales all the elements of the Desktop to a 2:1 ratio, and... Continue Reading →

New story! Supreme Court makes it much harder for patent trolls to sue in East Texas

In a unanimous decision, the justices held that the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which handles all patent appeals, has been using the wrong standard to decide where a patent lawsuit can be brought. Today's Supreme Court ruling in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods enforces a more strict standard for where cases can be filed. It overturns a looser rule that the Federal Circuit has used since 1990.

New story! The eternal battle for OpenStack's soul will conclude in three years. Again

  • The Register; By Michael Coté (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 6:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
After six years as a formal project, OpenStack has survived numerous raids and famines and now finds itself in a not-too-weird space of being boring, on-premises infrastructure. That is, “boring” in the good way of focusing on what users want and fixing existing problems, only chasing shiny objects - cough, PaaS, cough, containers, cough, orchestration - as much as needed.…

New story! Apollo Lake COM Express module has onboard microSD and eMMC

TThe COM Express Compact Type 6 “MSC C6C-AL” taps Intel’s Apollo Lake with up to 16GB DDR3L, microSD and optional eMMC, and support for 5x PCIe slots. MSC Technologies continues to round out its line of Intel “Apollo Lake” computer-on-modules with a 95 x95mm COM Express Compact Type 6 MSC C6C-AL.

New story! Supreme Court Curtails Patent Case

The Supreme Court issued an opinion today that restricts the ability of patent owners to choose the court in which they bring an infringement suit. That means life just got harder for patent trolls.

New story! Linux Kernels 4.9.29, 4.4.69 and 3.18.54 Released Networking Changes, Many Fixes

After announcing the release of the Linux 4.11.2 and Linux 4.10.17 kernels, the latter marking the end of life for the Linux 4.10 series, Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the availability of Linux kernels 4.9.29, 4.4.69 and 3.18.54.

New story! Nextcloud 12: The bigger, better, in-house small business cloud

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 23, 2017 1:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Nextcloud gives even the smallest businesses a private cloud to call their own.

New story! Cumulus Weather App for Linux Desktop

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 22, 2017 11:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Once upon a time, there used to be a very popular app called Stormcloud. And then it was no more. With the developer citing a range of issues including issues with the Yahoo API being used and the lack of time on the part of the developer. Some folks in the Linux community tried resurrecting it by creating a fork called Typhoon. And unfortunately, once again, that did not last for a long time. Now another developer by name Daryl Bennett with the aid of the original developer of Stormcloud has resurrected the app, and now it is called Cumulus.

New story! Five steps to excellent documentation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 22, 2017 10:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ben Hall from Katacoda and Ocelot Uproar gave an awesome talk at OSCON 2017 about another topic near and dear to my heart: documentation! This is a summary of his presentation. The journey to documentation begins before you think it does, on the very first page of your site. Users look at your website or GitHub—and often the examples and demos you post there—before they read any of your guides. read more

New story! Pioneer Kodi plug-in unplugs

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 22, 2017 9:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Too risky, too spammy, too smutty, say devs Developers of the popular Kodi plug-in Navi-X have pulled the plug on further development, citing the "current legal climate" around its work.…

New story! How to Enable SSL and Remote Connections for MySQL on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 22, 2017 8:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you step by step to configure MySQL securely for remote connections with SSL. MySQL is an open source relational database system that works on many Operating Systems including Windows, Linux, MacOS and FreeBSD. It is probably the most popular OpenSource RDBMS and a central component of the LAMP and LEMP Stacks.

New story! LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on May 22, 2017 6:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Over the years, Lubuntu and Xubuntu have been two popular flavors that have provided an alternative to a lot of folks who have preferred something other than vanilla Ubuntu with the Unity desktop. Lubuntu and Xubuntu have been the choice of Linux enthusiasts and users who would rather have a lean or lightweight Linux distro or one that will provide the best performance on an old desktop or laptop. But how do these two distros compare, which one would I recommend and why? Let’s read along as I weigh the strengths and weaknesses of these two awesome Ubuntu flavors.

New story! Squeeze Pi: Adventures in home audio

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 22, 2017 5:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I've been a fan of the Squeezebox ever since I acquired Logitech's now-obsolete Squeezebox Touch, which my family is still using. read more

New story! Nextcloud 12 Officially Released, Adds New Architecture for Massive Scalability

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 22, 2017 4:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Nextcloud announced the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements.

New story! DSH – Run/Execute Shell Commands On Multiple Linux Servers At Once

DSH stands for Dancer’s Shell or Distributed Shell, It allows users to run shell commands on multiple Linux servers at once.

New story! How to make a Fedora USB stick

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 22, 2017 1:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The Fedora Media Writer application is the quickest and easiest way to create a Fedora USB stick. If you want to install or try out Fedora Workstation, you can use Fedora Media Writer to copy the Live image onto a... Continue Reading →

New story! Master Haskell Programming with Free Books

Haskell is a standardized, general-purpose, polymorphically statically typed, lazy, purely functional language, very different from many programming languages. Recent innovations include static polymorphic typing, higher-order functions, user-definable algebraic data types, a module system, and more. It has built-in concurrency and parallelism, debuggers, profilers, rich libraries and an active community, with approximately 5,400 third-party open source libraries and tools.

New story! How to create an Internet-in-a-Box on a Raspberry Pi

If you're a homeschool parent or a teacher with a limited budget, Internet-in-a-Box might be just what you've been looking for. Its hardware requirements are very modest—a Raspberry Pi 3, a 64GB microSD card, and a power supply—but it provides access to a wealth of educational resources, even to students without internet access in the most remote areas of the world. read more

New story! How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers.

New story! Five Things Tech Companies Can Do Better

In the past three months, I've heard a lot of people talking about what they think tech companies can or should do in order to protect women and minorities and anyone who experiences unlawful treatment like harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. Most of the discussion has centered around promoting diversity and inclusion, which is fantastic and important, but, I believe, slightly misses the point.

New story! The state of car infotainment: Forget horsepower, we want megahertz!

Linux, Android, and Blackberry's QNX race for control of car infotainment systems.

New story! Intel’s “Euclid” robot module on sale for $399

Intel has launched its “Euclid” robotics compute module, which runs Ubuntu on an Atom x7-Z8700, and offers a RealSense 3D cam, WiFi, and sensors. When Intel demonstrated its Intel Euclid robotics controller at last August’s Intel Developer Conference, the company gave no indication of its release date or even if it would be more than […]

New story! ReactOS 0.4.5 Open-Source Windows-Compatible OS Launches with Many Improvements

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 21, 2017 7:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The development team behind ReactOS, an open source project attempting to create a free computer operating system that's 100% compatible with Windows binaries, announced the release of ReactOS 0.4.5.

New story! Compact, rugged Apollo Lake SBC has swappable SATA

Axiomtek’s tough, Linux-ready “eBOX100-312-FL” embedded computer offers a Celeron N3350 SoC, a SATA bay, and 2x mini-PCIe, HDMI, GbE, and USB 3.0 ports. The fanless, 216 x 137.65 x 44mm eBOX100-312-FL is not quite as compact as Axiomtek’s similarly rugged, Bay Trail Atom based eBOX620-841-FL and eBOX625-841-FL computers. Yet, it offers benefits such as a […]

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