New story! Microsoft brings Edge JavaScript engine to Linux, Mac OS X

  • Network World; By Andy Patrizio (Posted by MLD67 on Jul 28, 2016 7:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Microsoft brings ChakraCore, the main element of the Chakra JavaScript engine used in the Edge browser and Universal Windows Platform, to Linux and OS X.

New story! How to Install and Configure Nextcloud on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Nextcloud is a free and open source file hosting solution which allows the users to keep and sync their files, mails, contacts and calendars from their mobile devices and desktop client to nextcloud server.

New story! How to Find the Best DevOps Tools

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 5:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Automation and orchestration are key in any infrastructure setup. DevOps professionals need tools that can help them do their jobs more accurately and efficiently, but there isn’t one key to open all doors. According to a recent report from The New Stack, for example, more than 40 percent of survey respondents said an orchestration platform was the primary way they managed containers in their organization.

New story! Comic-Con and FOSS Comic Book Solutions

After whetting his appetite at this year's Comic-Con, our resident Linux newbie discovers free and open source apps for reading digital comics, as well as a treasure trove of available sources for free comics online.

New story! Flock: conference preview for Fedora contributors

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 3:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
This year, the Polish city of Kraków hosts the fourth annual Flock conference. Flock is a working conference for contributors to Fedora. Each year, Fedora contributors come together to discuss new ideas for Fedora, and work to make those ideas a reality.... Continue Reading →

New story! How to perform a system upgrade with DNF

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 2:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Upgrading any operating system to a new release version can be time-consuming and fraught with problems. In fact, the term "upgrade" may not even be applicable. Many times in the past it has been necessary for me to perform a complete reinstall because the alleged upgrade path would fail. Having to perform a reinstall is time-consuming when several systems are involved, and I usually have eight to ten at any given time. read more

New story! Install Samba Server Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server

  •; By (Posted by gg234 on Jul 28, 2016 1:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Install Samba Server Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server

New story! How to donate CPU/GPU resources to science with Boinc

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 12:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Altruism is one thing that I'd like to believe characterizes all Linux users out there. This trait can be manifested in a lot of different ways, but when we're talking about computers, the most characteristic and practical way is donating computational resources for a good cause. Here's is a quick guide on how to do exactly that.

New story! 5 tools to support distributed sysadmin teams

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 11:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Remotely-distributed system administration teams provide around-the-clock coverage without anyone losing sleep, and have the benefit of drawing from a global talent pool. The OpenStack global infrastructure team relies on these five open source tools to communicate, and to coordinate our work. We also add in a few more provisos: read more

New story! The top 20 programming languages, according to Redmonk

Analyst firm Redmonk lists the top 20 programming languages, and they’re surprisingly consistent--with JavaScript again at the top

New story! Arch Linux-Based ArchEX Distro Receives Linux Kernel 4.6.4, Latest LXDE Desktop

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has released a new build of its ArchEX computer operating system based on the latest Arch Linux technologies and open-source software.

New story! Group-buy site launches 40Msps BeagleBone ADC cape

Crowdfunding and group-buying site GroupGets has launched a $79, open source “PRUDAQ” BeagleBone ADC cape with 40Msps analog input capabilities. Launched in 2013 in Santa Barbara, Calif., GroupGets is both an embedded device manufacturer and a crowdfunding group buying platform for buying existing hacker gear. The group buying platform part of the business specializes in […]

New story! Jono Bacon on Life After (and Before) GitHub

It caused a bit of a splash in May when Jono Bacon abruptly left GitHub after serving as community manager for only six months. As we predicted at the time, he’s landed on his feet.

New story! Plenty of fish in the C, IEEE finds in language popularity contest

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 7:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
R: you ready for a top-ten spot? It's no surprise that C and Java share the top two spots in the IEEE Spectrum's latest Interactive Top Programming Languages survey, but R at number five? That's a surprise.…

New story! Linux Kernel 4.6.5 and 4.4.16 released

Just after a couple of weeks,Linux Kernel 4.6.4 and 4.6.15 release was announced,here comes the next release in both series of Linux kernel 4.6 and 4.4.

New story! Photographer sues Getty Images for selling photos she donated to public

A well-known American photographer has now sued Getty Images and other related companies—she claims they have been wrongly been selling copyright license for over 18,000 of her photos that she had already donated to the public for free, via the Library of Congress.

New story! Stagefright Poses Serious Risks 1 Year After It First Surfaced

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 28, 2016 4:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
One year after the Stagefright Android flaw was first reported, its effects are widespread. More than 100 related flaws have emerged and millions of users remain at risk.

New story! Commercial Wine Interface CrossOver Improves Support for Microsoft Office 2010

CodeWeavers proudly announced the release and general availability of the CrossOver 15.2.0 update for their commercial and cross-platform Wine graphical interface.

New story! Bash Tips for Linux Sysadmins

  • - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2016 2:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, Linux
The Bash shell is a fundamental Linux tool and, in this era of containers and clusters and microservices, good old-fashioned Linux system administration skills are as relevant as ever.

New story! Linux 4.7 now out with enhanced security and advanced graphics support

Linux kernel 4.7 has a LoadPin security module that helps the platform load all the necessary modules from the same file system. It is ported directly from Google's Chrome OS and is aimed to limit the medium from which kernel modules and firmware load on a system.

New story! The KickassTorrents Case Could Be Huge

It was a legal iTunes purchase that helped the feds nab Artem Vaulin, the alleged proprietor of KickassTorrents (KAT), the world's biggest purveyor of illegal torrent files. The irony is almost too much to bear pointing out. But according to one lawyer familiar with the ins and outs of copyright infringement, the case could have sweeping repercussions on how torrents are regulated.

New story! The 5 Best Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 27, 2016 11:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Here are the 5 Linux distributions I recommend to the average computer user based on easy of installation, features, ease of use, length of time they have been around and technical ability required to use them

New story! Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 Released with Full-Disk Encryption, Snap Support

David Mohammed was extremely happy to inform Softpedia about the availability of the Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 operating system, as part of the recent Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) release.

New story! LFCE Prep Course -- DNS Overview (Part 4)

  • - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 9:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this week's LFCE sneak peek blog, we learn about the domain name system, DNS, which powers the Internet and provides the underlying mechanism for converting domain names into IP addresses. We will cover the different types of DNS servers and review command-line tools.

New story! 32-bit Arduino Leonardo clone maker offers preview

“chipKIT Lenny” is a PIC32-based Arduino Leonardo clone with more RAM and flash, and a multifunction microUSB port. Sneak preview boards are now available. Majenko Technologies has built an Arduino Leonardo compatible board supported by the open source chipKIT project, which like all chipKIT boards features a MIPS-based Microchip PIC32 microcontroller unit .

New story! A Guide To Customising Linux Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Linux.About.Com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 27, 2016 7:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Mint
This guide shows how to customise all of the keyboard shortcut bindings within Linux Mint Cinnamon

New story! CORD Project Aims to Bring Cloud Agility to Service Providers

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 6:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Cloud, Linux
The CORD Project recently became an independent project hosted by The Linux Foundation. CORD (TM) (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which began as a use case of ONOS®, brings NFV, SDN, and commodity clouds to the telco central office and aims to give telco service providers the same level of agility that cloud providers have to rapidly create new services.

New story! Wine 1.9.15 Has Patches for Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne and Kings Quest 8

Wine 1.9.15 has been made available for download for GNU/Linux users who want to run various Windows games and applications on their favorite distributions, along with Wine-Staging 1.9.15.

New story! Google's tips and tricks guide for Android users

Also in today's open source roundup: A first look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, and ways you can run Windows applications on a Linux computer.

New story! How to send sound through Bluetooth on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 3:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Arch; Story Type: News Story
Bluetooth headsets and speakers are now more popular than ever before, but getting them to work under Linux isn't always very clear. With all that is going on in the Linux sound systems world, it is easy to get lost and even give up. Most of the time, the problem with these devices is that your system can see them, but for some reason it can't establish a connection. Here is a quick and simple guide on how to get through this problem. I have tested the following on Arch, but it should work on every other distribution as well.

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