New story! 8 Insanely Addictive Multi-Platform Open Source Simulation Games

Simulation video games (“Sims”) describe a wide range of video games, generally designed to closely emulate real life activities. Examples of this genre include operating a copy of a real-life vehicle, or participating in recreating historical events. Sims differ from other PC games in that their raison d’être isn’t always to entertain, at least not primarily. Simulation games remain popular among gamers, offering players the experience of the real world.

New story! Find your happy place: Fedora 26 has landed

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 24, 2017 11:02 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Nice solar tracking, shame about the Flatpaks Review Fedora 26, released recently, is a welcome update on the already very nice 25.…

New story! Easy backups with DEJA  Dup

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jul 24, 2017 9:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Welcome to part 3 in the series on taking smart backups with duplicity. This article will show how to use Déjà Dup, a GTK+ program to quickly back up your personal files. Déjà Dup is a graphical frontend to Duplicity.... Continue Reading →

New story! Linus Torvalds Announces a "Bigger Than Average" Second RC of Linux Kernel 4.13

The development cycle of the upcoming Linux 4.13 kernel series, whose release cycle was kicked off last week by none other than Linus Torvalds, continues today with the second Release Candidate (RC) milestone.

New story! How to live demo a web app with lousy internet

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 24, 2017 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Live demos are the bane of professional speakers everywhere. Even the most well-prepared live demo can go wrong for unforeseeable reasons. This is a bad thing to happen while you're on stage in front of 300 people. Live demos of remote web apps are so fraught with peril that most people find other ways of presenting them. Screenshots can never fail, and local sandboxes won't fail on overloaded conference internet connections. But what if we can't set up a local sandbox in time for our talk? What if our database is huge and complex? read more

New story! systemd'oh! DNS lib underscore bug bites everyone's favorite init tool, blanks Netflix

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 24, 2017 3:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Repeat after me: _ is allowed in domain names A few Penguinistas spent a weekend working out why they can't get through to Netflix from their Linux machines, because when they tried, their DNS lookups failed.…

New story! Fundamentals of processes management on Linux

One of the core activities of a system administrator is that of monitoring and interacting with the processes running on a machine. In this tutorial you will be introduced to the use of some fundamental tools that will help you accomplish that vital task.

New story! Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 5 Ethical Hacking Distro Debuts with Linux Kernel 4.8

The development team behind the Ubuntu-based BackBox Linux ethical hacking distribution designed for security evaluations and penetration testing tasks announced the release of BackBox Linux 5.

New story! Zero-Day Exploit Surfaces that May Affect Millions of IoT Users

Millions of IoT devices relying on widely used third-party toolkit gSOAP could face a zero-day attack, security firm Senrio disclosed Tuesday, which dubbed the vulnerability Devil's Ivy.

New story! Firefox Focus Passes One Million Downloads Mark on Android, Gets New Features

Firefox Focus launched on Google's Android mobile platform only a month ago, and it looks like it already passed the one million downloads mark, so Mozilla wants to celebrate this milestone by launching three new user-requested features.

New story! Debian 9.1 (Stretch) Brings Security Fixes For Anonymous Connections Over Tor And Drupal 7 CMS & Apache 2 Fixes

Debian development team has announced the first maintenance release Debian 9.1 (Stretch). It brought several bug fixes and security updates for various packages. Download links for ISO images will be available soon.

New story! Akademy 2017 -- Day 1

During the first day at the Akademy, everything went according to plan and nearly everything was on time. Kudos to the organisers. The weather was balmy at the beginning of the day and, although Aleix Pol said it was not hotter than a hot day in Barcelona, many of the Scandinavian and Scottish attendees were visibly wilting under the sun. Fortunately for them, the venue is equipped with air-conditioning...

New story! Web Workshops react.js -- Basic Demo with react.js

According to their authors React JS was built with a main objective: That the construction and maintenance of large applications with data that change over time, be as simple as possible .

React JS is a Javascript library whose main focus is on user interface (view) management. React JS will automatically manage UI updates when it detects changes to the internal data that each component of the view will have. When the data changes, React JS updates only those parts that have changed , is almost magical and very good for application performance, does not need to map, or make changes throughout the DOM unnecessarily.

New story! GNOME Tweak Tool Renamed to GNOME Tweaks, Will Learn New Tweaks for GNOME 3.26

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 23, 2017 11:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
The widely-used GNOME Tweak Tool utility that GNOME users can't live without was renamed the other day to GNOME Tweaks as part of a minor update towards version 3.26 for the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment.

New story! Industry Experts from Yelp, IBM, Netflix, and More Will Speak at MesosCon in Los Angeles

Conference highlights for MesosCon North America -- taking place Sept. 13-15 in Los Angeles, CA -- include real-world experiences and insight from companies deploying Mesos in the datacenter. This annual conference brings together users and developers to share and learn about the Mesos project and its growing ecosystem. The conference features two days of sessions focused on the Apache Mesos Core and related technologies, as well as a one-day hackathon.  

New story! Containers consolidation: Open Container Initiative 1.0 released

With Open Container Initiative 1.0, container runtime and image specs have been standardized.

New story! GoDaddy Terminates its OpenStack Cloud Server Business

Hosting vendor GoDaddy first debutedi ts own OpenStack powered cloud service in March 2016, with high hopes of success. Those hope have been dashed, as GoDaddy sent out notices to its customers this week advising them that the service will be shut down.

New story! Wine 2.13 Has Improvements for Grand Theft Auto V, The Witcher 3, and Eve Online

The Wine development team announced the release and immediate availability for download of the Wine 2.13 development release, which brings some new features and improves support for various Windows apps and games.

New story! Facebook Messenger CLI Chat Via Linux Terminal

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 23, 2017 1:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Today I present an amazing terminal software call “FB Messenger CLI”. This helps us to read, write and send our messages through terminal! Now you can even socialize when messing with root or destroying your PC.

New story! Does your software development team use scrum?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2017 11:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To scale successfully, every software development team needs to have a plan in place to plan and manage their work, and open source is no different. For many software teams, a scrum methodology is the framework they use for project management. Scrum is all about making development agile while keeping work sprints on a regular, fixed cadence so that features and bug fixes get built, tested, and deployed on a regular basis. read more

New story! Full-sized Arduino Uno clone adds Grove expansion, shrinks price to $7

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2017 9:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Seeed Studio’s $7 “Seeeduino V4.2” board is a full-sized Arduino Uno clone with a micro-USB host port, Uno-style expansion headers, and 3x Grove interfaces. Arduino Pico We’ve encounted several tiny, low-cost Arduino clones over the past couple of years including the $10 BeanDuino (20 x 11mm), $14 Arduino Pico (15 x 15mm), and $18 µduino […]

New story! Q. What's today's top language? A. Python... no, wait, Java... no, C

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2017 7:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Just learn them all and stop worrying about the popularity contest Among developers, Python is the most popular programming language, followed by C, Java, C++, and JavaScript; among employers, Java is the most sought after, followed by C, Python, C++, and JavaScript.…

New story! How to use Libraries.io data from millions of open source projects

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2017 5:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What if we applied the techniques Google applied to index the internet back in 1998 to the world of open source software? That's exactly the thought Andrew Nesbitt had in 2014 which lead to the creation of Libraries.io, an open source project for indexing other open source projects. This month Libraries.io released metadata on over 25 million open source projects. read more

New story! Lucasfilm goes open source, DIY lab equipment, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2017 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Lucasfilm's MaterialX Library, the CatBoost machine learning library, DIY laboratory equipment, and more. Open source news roundup for July 9-21, 2017 read more

New story! What Is DNF Package Manager And How To Use It

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 22, 2017 2:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora, Linux
?A package file is an archive which contains the binaries and other resources that make software and the pre and post installation scripts. They also provide the information regarding dependencies and other packages required for the installation and running of the software.

New story! Ubuntu 17.10: Back to a GNOME Future

It would have been impossible to avoid hearing that Canonical has decided to shift their flagship product away from their in-house Unity desktop back to an old friend: GNOME. You may remember that desktop — the one that so many abandoned after the shift from 2.x to 3.x.

New story! KDE Applications 17.08 Software Suite Enters Beta, Will Launch on August 17

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 22, 2017 10:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
One week passed since the dependency freeze stage took place for the upcoming KDE Applications 17.08 software suite, which means that today we can download and test drive the Beta milestone.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Top 5 Virtualization Trends, New Mozilla OSS Speech Recognition Project & More

This week in Linux and open source headlines, ONAP leads the way in the automation trend, Mozilla launches new, open source speech recognition project, and more! Get up to speed with the handy Linux.com weekly digest!

New story! How to Create an Anonymous Bootable Tails USB

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jul 22, 2017 6:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Tails is an excellent option for an anonymous operating system. Learn how to make your own bootable Tails USB to turn any PC into an anonymous one.

New story! Learn Linux, 101: Localisation and internationalisation

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Jul 22, 2017 4:39 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, LPI, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Learn how to use locale and time zone settings to put your Linux system in the right time and place. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 102 exam for Linux system administrator certification or to learn for fun.

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