New story! Containers consolidation: Open Container Initiative 1.0 released

With Open Container Initiative 1.0, container runtime and image specs have been standardized. Most companies are now exploring using containers. Some, especially in the government, have been reluctant to make the move and are waiting for container standardization. Their wait is over. The Open Container Initiative (OCI) has launched the 1.0 versions of container runtime and image specs.

New story! The truth about sysadmins

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 20, 2017 7:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You've probably heard many stereotypes about system administrators and the job itself. Like most stereotypes, they have varying levels of accuracy, so it's worth digging a little deeper if you're considering a career change. Here's the truth about are some of the things you may have heard about network and system administration. read more

New story! Microsoft is Googlebombing “Linux” This Week in Order to Sell Proprietary Software That Does Not Run on GNU/Linux (and While Blackmailing OEMs Over Linux)

A reminder of the fact that Microsoft very much hates GNU/Linux, lobbies against it (e.g. in Munich), blackmails companies that distribute it (using software patents) and shares all data stored by its software through back doors (for access by the NSA and other Western spy agencies)

New story! Meet Nitrux: The Most Beautiful Linux Distribution Ever

What happens when a bunch of awesome UI designers work on their own Linux distribution? Nitrux happens!

New story! VirtualBox 5.1.24 Adds Initial Support for Linux 4.13, Improves Fedora Support

Oracle announced the release and immediate availability of VirtualBox 5.1.24 as the latest and most advanced version of the open-source and cross-platform virtualization software.

New story! VirtualBox 5.1.24 Brings A Better Support For AMD Ryzen CPUs

VirtualBox is a free and open-source virtualization software for the x86 platform. The last maintenance release of 5.1 branch has featured more support for AMD Ryzen processors, emulating more SSE2 instructions and included many bug fixes.

New story! If you were on a desert island, which license would you take with you?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 20, 2017 1:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
First, we need to ask ourselves why we should bother choosing a license? Are you: presenting your software to the public? representing your software in a way that leads others to believe they can copy it or build on it? Then, yes, you should choose a license. Be fair to your visitors and back up the appearance of permission by expressly giving permission. read more

New story! GULP.JS: Most Used Plugins and their Basic Configurations

In our previous article we learned What is Gulp.js? And how it works?, that is why we will now focus on the configuration of common tasks using the plugins that Gulp.js offers us.

Here are some of Gulp.js’s most used plugins and their basic configurations:

New story! Condensing Your Infrastructure with System Containers

  • Linux.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Jul 19, 2017 11:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In this OS Summit preview, we talked with Graber to understand the difference between system and application containers as well as how to work with physical devices in containers.

New story! SUSE Partners with Supermicro for OpenStack Cloud Hardware

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 19, 2017 10:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud, SUSE
Server vendor Supermicro has entered into a global partnership with Linux vendor SUSE that will benefit customers with new integrated OpenStack cloud hardware

New story! Install WordPress with Memcached and Nginx on Ubuntu

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Jul 19, 2017 8:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In this tutorial, we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install WordPress with Memcached and Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

New story! Editorial: No, Valve is not killing SteamOS or the Steam Controller

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 19, 2017 7:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Games
Another day, another journalist claiming that Valve is killing SteamOS (amongst other things mentioned) and it couldn't be further from the truth. I'm going to be pretty blunt in this one, because it needs to be.

New story! Peppermint Eight – Stairway to Cloud

The recent tendency in our technology world is to move from using your personal computer for storage and processing of data to cloud-based storage and processing.

There are some distributions that use the cloud paradigm and offer the user cloud-based solutions in a single package.

New story! #AnsibleFest London 2017 videos now available

  • Linux.org; By Rob Kennedy (Posted by kprojects on Jul 19, 2017 5:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you missed out on going to #AnsibleFest in London last month don't worry, you can catch up on some of the things you missed in the videos of presentations.

New story! Code::Blocks IDE Review

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 19, 2017 4:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Codeblocks is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for programmers and developers. It comes with predefined tools to develop Qt applications, plugins, console applications, etc. considering one has installed the required tools independently (eg- Qt development tools). Most IDEs come with “project” feature and that’s the turning point because some of them requires user to create one before proceeding any further, where in some cases programming (in schools and colleges) exercise don’t really need tedious task of creating and setting up “projects” (More to this later).

New story! Learn IRC commands with new cheat sheet

  • Opensource.com; By Rikki Endsley (Posted by bob on Jul 19, 2017 3:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Download the cheat sheet, then practice your fresh chat skills by connecting with one of your favorite open source communities in IRC.

New story! Rusted Warfare, a 2D RTS that reminds me of Total Annihilation & Red Alert is now on Linux

A very cool 2D RTS game recently released on Steam with full day-1 Linux support. It turns out the game was actually built on Linux, if you're a Linux gamer and a fan of proper RTS games give this one a look!

New story! How to Install and Configure Drupal with Apache on Debian 9

Drupal is a free and open source content management system that can be used to create online content, website and user communities. It is written in PHP language, uses MySQL as a database backends and distributes under the GNU General Public License. In this article, we will demonstrate how to install Drupal 8 on Debian 9 server.

New story! Use a DoD smartcard to access CAC enabled websites

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jul 19, 2017 11:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
By now you’ve likely heard the benefits of two factor authentication. Enabling multi-factor authentication can increase the security of accounts you use to access various social media websites like Twitter, Facebook, or even your Google Account. This post is going to... Continue Reading →

New story! SQL Server 2017's first rc lands and - yes! - it runs on Linux

Penguinistas knock, Redmond lowers the Drawbridge Microsoft's long, gentle embrace of Linux continues with the first release candidate of SQL Server 2017.…

New story! How to Set Up Bluetooth in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ayo Isaiah (Posted by damien on Jul 19, 2017 6:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Bluetooth in Linux is often hit or miss. If you haven’t had Bluetooth working out of the box, follow this guide to set up Bluetooth in Linux.

New story! Top 4 reasons I use dwm for my Linux window manager

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 19, 2017 5:39 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I like minimalistic views. If I could run everything in a terminal I would. It's free from shiny stuff that hogs my resources and distracts my feeble mind. I also grow tired of resizing and moving windows, never getting them to align perfectly. read more

New story! UBports Working Lately on Ubuntu Touch Port for Nexus 5, Based on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 19, 2017 4:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
UBports announced today on Twitter that they managed to successfully run their modification of Canonical's deprecated Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system on the Nexus 5 smartphone.

New story! Free Webinar: Join Jono Bacon for Open Source Community Tips and Tricks

Community manager and author Jono Bacon will provide tips for building and managing open source communities in a free webinar on Monday, July 24 at 9:30am Pacific. In this webinar, Bacon will answer questions about community strategy and share an in-depth look at this exciting new conference held in conjunction with this year’s Open Source Summit North America, happening Sept. 11-14 in Los Angeles.

New story! Linux-ready COM supports up to 16-core Xeon-D

Portwell’s “PCOM-B700G” is a COM Express Type 7 Basic with Intel’s 5th Gen Xeon or Pentium CPUs, plus dual 10GbE ports and up to 32x PCIe links. Portwell has launched its first COM Express Type 7 module, which features COM Express 3.0. Like other Type 7 modules, the PCOM-B700G offers a choice of server-class Xeon D-1500 and Pentium processors from Intel’s 5th Generation “Broadwell-DE” family.

New story! Lessons in OpenStack: New tutorials and how-tos

If you're working in open source cloud infrastructure, there's a good chance that you're working with OpenStack. And OpenStack is no small thing to learn about. Made up of dozens of related projects working together to power your cloud infrastructure needs, even those immersed in OpenStack every day need good resources for keeping up.

New story! Open Source Summit: It's Bigger on the Inside, with Workshops, Hackathon, Security Summit, and More

The upcoming Open Source Summit NA — Sept. 11-14 in Los Angeles — offers many exciting keynote presentations and technical talks covering a wide array of topics, including cloud computing, containers, networking, diversity, and more.

New story! KDE Plasma 5.10.4 Desktop Environment Released with Support for Shaded Windows

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 18, 2017 10:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: KDE
KDE today announced the release and general availability of the fourth bugfix update for the latest stable KDE Plasma 5.10 series of the desktop environment designed for GNU/Linux distributions.

New story! GULP.JS – Basic Tutorial and First Steps

Gulp.js is a build system that allows you to automate common development tasks such as minification of JavaScript code, browser reloading, image compression, code syntax validation and endless tasks.

New story! Linux-based automation controller offers choice of RPi, NanoPi, and UP cores

Techbase has rev’d its ModBerry 500 controller to the RPi CM3, and has added M700 and M1000 models based on the NanoPi M2 Plus and UP boards, respectively. Gdansk, Poland based Techbase was one of the first manufacturers to tap the original, ARM11-based Raspberry Pi Compute Module in 2014 with its ModBerry 500 automation controller.

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