New story! A Good Front End for R

R is the de facto statistical package in the Open Source world. It's also quickly becoming the default data-analysis tool in many scientific disciplines. In this article, I look at one of the available GUIs: RStudio. RStudio is a commercial program, with a free community version, available for Linux...

New story! 3 questions about Kata Containers answered

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 26, 2018 8:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: News Story
Kata Containers is a new open source project licensed under Apache 2.0 and governed by the OpenStack Foundation that combines the speed of containers with the security of virtual machines. Kata Containers will be featured in a number of upcoming sessions at OpenStack Summit and KubeCon EU. Can't make it to either of those events? We've brought you answers to three of the top questions we hear from users. read more

New story! How to Install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Minimal Server

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 26, 2018 7:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows the installation of an Ubuntu 18.04 minimal server in detail with many screenshots. The purpose of the guide is to show the basic installation of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS that can be used as basis for our other Ubuntu tutorials here at howtoforge like our perfect server guides.

New story! Top Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver To Make It Your Own

Whether you're new to Ubuntu or a long-time user, there are things you may forget to do after installing a new Ubuntu version. This list tries to cover all users, to help get most things set up so you can enjoy your new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop and customize it to accommodate your needs.

New story! CPU utilization is wrong

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 26, 2018 4:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
CPU utilization is the metric everyone uses to measure a processor's performance. But %CPU is a misleading measure of how busy your processor really is, says Brendan Gregg, senior performance architect at Netflix, in what he calls a "five-minute public service announcement," at the 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE). read more

New story! How to install Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distributions. The reason being is it is trying extremely hard to be the most user-friendly non-geek Linux operating system out there. As you will soon see, the Ubuntu installation process is straightforward and simple to follow.

New story! Canonical Announces Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Here Is What's New

Canonical officially announced today the release and general availability of its Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system for computers, IoT, and cloud environments.

New story! 5 top Blender video tutorials for beginners

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 26, 2018 11:10 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Games; Story Type: News Story
Blender is a complex piece of software that is capable of producing extremely high-quality visuals for all manner of visual art purposes, from video games to product visualization. Of course, that power needs to be wielded by a controlled hand. Otherwise, you'll end up with a mush of digital geometry that makes no sense at all. read more

New story! Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 18.04

  • It's FOSS; By Abhishek (Posted by abhishekpc on Apr 26, 2018 9:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
This list of things to do after installing Ubuntu 18.04 helps you get started with Bionic Beaver for a smoother desktop experience.

New story! 10 Great LXDE Themes

  • Make Tech Easier; By Damien Oh (Posted by damien on Apr 26, 2018 8:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
The LXDE desktop environment design is kind of outdated and bland. Luckily, you can easily customize it to your own liking. Here are 10 great themes for LXDE.

New story! Get started with Pidgin: An open source replacement for Skype

Technology is at an interesting crossroads, where Linux rules the server landscape but Microsoft rules the enterprise desktop. Office 365, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Outlook... the list goes on of Microsoft software and services that dominate the enterprise workspace. What if you could replace that proprietary software with free and open source applications and make them work with an Office 365 backend you have no choice but to use? Buckle up, because that is exactly what we are going to do with Pidgin, an open source replacement for Skype. read more

New story! Prepping device drivers for Real-Time Linux

At Embedded Linux Conference 2018, NI’s Julia Cartwright told device driver authors how to ensure their drivers will run without a hitch on Real-Time Linux. Although Real-Time Linux (RT Linux) has been a staple at Embedded Linux Conferences for years — here’s a story on the RT presentations in 2007 ....

New story! Enhance your Python with an interactive shell

  • Fedora Magazine; By Clément Verna (Posted by bob on Apr 26, 2018 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora, Python
The Python programming language has become one of the most popular languages used in IT. One reason for this success is it can be used to solve a variety of problems. From web development to data science, machine learning to task automation, the Python ecosystem is rich in popular frameworks and libraries. This article presents […]

New story! How to Install Conky Manager on Ubuntu

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 26, 2018 3:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Conky is a free, open source and lightweight system monitor tool for Linux and BSD system. Conky displays the system information and statistics such as CPU load, Memory usage, Hard drive usage, Network activity, GPU temperature, fan speed, GPU clock, Time, weather and much more.

New story! Extending the Kubernetes Cluster API

The Cluster API is a new working group under the umbrella of the sig-cluster-lifecycle. The objective of the group is to design an API which enables you to create clusters and machines via a simple, declarative API. The working group is in the very early stages of defining all API types. But an example for GCP already exists.

New story! Purism Partners with UBports to Offer Ubuntu Touch on the Librem 5, Red Hat Storage One Launches and More

News briefs for April 25, 2018.

New story! Heptio Launches Kubernetes Load Balancing Application

Container-centered startup Heptio has announced the alpha launch of an open source Kubernetes load balancing system that's legacy friendly.

New story! Thin, Skylake-based signage player starts at $720

Advantech’s slim-height “DS-081” is a fanless digital signage player with 6th Gen U-series chips, dual 4K-ready HDMI ports, dual GbE ports, SATA and mSATA, and mini-PCIe expansion. We found out about the Intel 6th Gen “Skylake” based DS-081, which Advantech calls “the world’s slimmest digital signage player” based on a Skylake CPU, from an announcement ...

New story! OnePlus 6 Confirmed to Launch on May 16 with a Notch Design

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 25, 2018 9:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus confirmed today on Twitter that it will launch the long-anticipated OnePlus 6 Android-powered smartphone next month on May 16, 2018.

New story! ONNX: the Open Neural Network Exchange Format

An open-source battle is being waged for the soul of artificial intelligence. It is being fought by industry titans, universities and communities of machine-learning researchers world-wide. This article chronicles one small skirmish in that fight: a standardized file format for neural networks. At stake is the open exchange of data among a multitude of tools instead of competing monolithic frameworks.

New story! Best Linux apps of 2018

Software to cover all your bases from media playing to image editing.

New story! Open-spec SBC is a clone of a clone of a clone of a Raspberry Pi 3

FriendlyElec has launched a $35m open-spec “NanoPi K1 Plus” SBC with a quad -A53 Allwinner H5, 2GB DDR3, WiFi, GbE, a 40-pin expansion header, and Ubuntu Core and Armbian images. A year ago when FriendElec launched its $40 (now $45) NanoPi K2 SBC, we called it an Odroid-C2 clone with wireless, as well as a […]

New story! How to Install PyroCMS on Ubuntu Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 25, 2018 4:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
PyroCMS is a free, open source, powerful, easy to use and modular CMS and development platform built with Laravel 5. In this tutorial, I will explain how to install PyroCMS on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server.

New story! Eclipse Foundation's New Open-Source Governance Model for Jakarta EE, Turris MOX Modular Router Campaign and More

News briefs for April 24, 2018.

New story! Email security in 2018

The past year has seen a remarkable laundry list of email-based attacks. Phishing, spear-phishing, whaling, business email compromise (BEC), CEO to CFO scamming, email impersonation - whatever names you attach to this bewildering variety of attacks, it's clear that hackers are using the full range of email techniques available to them.

New story! New Mozilla Poll: Support for Net Neutrality Grows, Trust in ISPs Dips

Mozilla and other supporters of net neutrality are fighting to protect it in the courts and in Congress. Also today: Mozilla is publishing results from a nationwide poll that reveals where Americans stand on the issue. Our survey reinforces what grassroots action has already demonstrated: The repeal contradicts most Americans’ wishes. The nation wants strong net neutrality rules.

New story! AV Linux Multimedia-Focused OS Gets New Stable Release with Meltdown Patches

AV Linux, the open-source GNU/Linux distribution designed for multimedia content creation, has been updated recently to version 2018.4.2, a release that adds Meltdown mitigations, updated components, and various other enhancements.

New story! How to Install Apache Tomcat 9 on CentOS 7

In this article we will guide you through the steps of installing Apache Tomcat 9 on an CentOS 7 VPS. Apache Tomcat is the most popular and widely used Java application server. It is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation.

New story! How to Manage Docker Containers using Portainer on Ubuntu

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 25, 2018 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Portainer is an open-source management UI for Docker, including Docker Swarm environment. Portainer makes it easier for you to manage your Docker containers, it allows you to manage containers, images, networks, and volumes from the web-based Portainer dashboard.

New story! How To Update/Install Oracle Kernel Critical Security Updates Without Rebooting

2DayGeek: Ksplice allows user to install kernel updates without rebooting.

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