New story! Raspberry Pi gets a hybrid tube audio amp HAT

Pi 2 Design's 503HTA Hybrid Tube Amp is a HAT add-on for 40-pin Raspberry Pi’s that taps a 24-bit, 192Khz DAC for that old-time tube amplifier sound. The Raspberry Pi has inspired a variety of retro technology hacks, from resurrecting ancient televisions to breathing new life into vintage gaming platforms.

New story! Rule 41: Getting Around the Constitution and Having It Too

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand what's wrong with the proposed federal court updates to Rule 41.

New story! Snapdragon SoCs to get Neural Processing Engine SDK

  • HackerBoards.com (Posted by bob on May 4, 2016 8:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Qualcomm announced a deep learning toolkit for implementing neural processing and other AI functions directly on devices that integrate Snapdragon 820 SoCs. The “Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine” is Qualcomm’s first deep learning software development kit for devices based on its Snapdragon 820 SoCs. The SDK, which is due for release in the second half of […]

New story! Installing Nginx with PHP 7 and MySQL 5.7 (LEMP) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 server with PHP 7 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP) .

New story! Linux Foundation Offers Badges to Certify Open Source Code Quality

Open source code security and stability will be certified through "Best Practices Badges" from the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative.

New story! The Qt Company's Qt Start-Up

The Qt Company is proud to offer a new version of the Qt for Application Development package called Qt Start-Up, the company's C++-based framework of libraries and tools that enables t

New story! How to Conduct Internal Penetration Testing

  • eSecurity Planet; By Paul Rubens (Posted by penguinist on May 4, 2016 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Automated penetration testing tools and open source tools, especially those in Linux security distributions, are invaluable aids for internal pentests... In the simplest terms, a penetration test consists of a number of steps:

New story! How to identify small problems for big team wins

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 4, 2016 2:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Every software project has moments where they have "a bit of spinach in their teeth"—that is, a simple problem that they just can't see. To address this, Deb Nicholson started SpinachCon, an informal workshop that brings free and open source software projects and volunteers together to identify and fix little problems that can pose big obstacles. read more

New story! How to Toggle Unity Launcher on Ubuntu

  • aarongriffith.net; By AaronGriffith (Posted by Ajg9k on May 4, 2016 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
This short tutorial will demonstrate how to toggle the Unity Launcher on Ubuntu using a script.

New story! USB stick brings neural computing functions to devices

Movidius unveiled a “Fathom” USB stick and software framework for accelerating neural networking processing on embedded and mobile devices. On April 28, Movidius announced availability of the USB-interfaced “Fathom Neural Compute Stick,” along with an underlying Fathom deep learning software framework. The device is billed as “the world’s first embedded neural network accelerator.” Fathom Neural […]

New story! What makes React so special?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 4, 2016 11:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Brian Holt is a senior user interface engineer at Netflix and self-described "life long learner." He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and previously worked at Reddit, Needle, and Deseret Digital Media. In addition to his work at Netflix, he serves as a curriculum advisor to the web design and online communications master's program at the University of Florida. read more

New story! Waiting for Plugins: The Nylas N1 Email Client

  • My Linux Rig; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on May 4, 2016 10:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
A review of the Nylas N1 email client. While it is ostensibly extensible, there still aren't many plugins for it and the default behavior is fairly limited. Thunderbird, though nowhere as nice looking, is probably a better option for those serious about their email client.

New story! NIST readies 'post-quantum' crypto competition

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defend cryptography against the onslaught of quantum computers.

New story! Open Source ImageMagick Security Big Puts Sites at Risk

ImageMagick, an open source suite of tools for working with graphic images used by a large number of websites, has been found to contain a serious security vulnerability that puts sites using the software at risk for malicious code to be executed onsite. Security experts consider exploitation to be so easy they’re calling it “trivial,” and exploits are already circulating in the wild. The biggest risk is to sites that allows users to upload their own image files.

New story! Server-jacking exploits for ImageMagick are so trivial, you'll scream

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 4, 2016 7:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
All the more reason to deploy mitigations and patches Samples of booby-trapped image files that exploit ImageMagick to compromise servers and other computers are well and truly out in the open now.…

New story! TripleO Installer - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

TripleO installer is a great tool to deploy an OpenStack cloud. It’s backed by a large user community and doesn’t invent any new tools to install OpenStack.On the other hand, I’m somewhat sceptical about Heat being the right tool to do software configuration. Funneling the configuration options through the Heat templates down to the Puppet scripts seems cumbersome to me.

New story! 7 lessons from DuckDuckGo's Instant Answers project

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 4, 2016 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DuckDuckGo is a search engine known for putting privacy first for users. So, when we passed 3 billion annual searches last year, we knew it was critical that we continue to serve users without sacrificing their privacy. The key, we realized, was open source. read more

New story! Unity 8 Won't Be the Default Desktop Session for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)

The Ubuntu Online Summit started just a few moments ago, and you can watch the Ubuntu Engineering team live right now talking about the features planned for the next Ubuntu release.

New story! Install LEMP Stack (Nginx, PHP, MariaDB & phpMyAdmin) on Ubuntu 16.04

LEMP stack stands for Linux, Nginx, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, PHP, Perl, Python & phpMyAdmin. LEMP is bunch of open source software which is developed by different organization which will help us to maintain & develop websites.

New story! NoSQL Databases, Explained: How They Help Solve the Data Storage Deluge

An explanation of NoSQL databases such as open source MongoDB, Cassandra and Redis, and how they compare to relational databases such as MySQL.

New story! Android dev kit takes Snapdragon 820A for a ride

Intrinsyc’s Automotive Development Platform S820A runs Android 6.0 on a Snapdragon 820A, and offers a 4K touchscreen, plus WiFi, BT, GPS, and optional LTE.

New story! Extreme photo-bombing: Bad Imagemagick bug puts countless websites at risk of hijacking

Apply mitigations now while patches are worked on, exploits in the wild. A wildly popular software tool used by countless websites to process images submitted by users can be exploited to execute malicious code on servers and leak server-side files.

New story! Could Android eventually reach 100 percent market share?

Also in today's open source roundup: The best customizable Android Wear watch faces, and what's new in Lubuntu 16.04 LTS.

New story! Linus Torvalds Talks Careers in Linux and FOSS

  • FOSS Force; By Phil Shapiro (Posted by brideoflinux on May 3, 2016 10:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video; Groups: Linux
He doesn’t specifically mention that careers in open source can also be “non-technical,” such as writing about open source, teaching open source, composing music with open source, doing animations with open source, etc. Once you start walking down the open source path, you might be surprised at the doors that open up for you.

New story! Devuan Beta Release

After two years in development, a beta release of the Devuan distro has made it into the world (Devuan is a registered trademark of the Dyne.org foundation). Devuan is a very Debian-ish distro.

New story! Huge number of sites imperiled by critical image-processing vulnerability

A large number of websites are vulnerable to a simple attack that allows hackers to execute malicious code hidden inside booby-trapped images.

New story! Aging and bloated OpenSSL is purged of 2 high-severity bugs

Maintainers of the OpenSSL cryptographic library have patched high-severity holes that could make it possible for attackers to decrypt login credentials or execute malicious code on Web servers.

New story! Mozilla Releases Firefox 46.0.1 to Fix Bugs and Limit Sync Registration Updates

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 3, 2016 5:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla today, May 3, pushed the first point release of the recently launched Firefox 46.0 web browser to all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

New story! What the heck is HPE up to with its cloud?

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on May 3, 2016 3:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
HPE's cloud story remains complicated. While the company has left the public cloud behind, it will continue to offer its OpenStack-based Helion 3.0 as a private cloud.

New story! Xubuntu 16.04 - not for Linux beginners

Conclusion Xubuntu 16.04 felt very polished, snappy and easy for me. There were no issues or bugs that I noticed while running it in a Live mode.

The only downside that I would like to mention is the set of applications. It is minimalistic, if not barebones.

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