New story! Google’s neural networks invent their own encryption

  • New Scientist; By Timothy Revell (Posted by penguinist on Oct 28, 2016 11:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Computers are keeping secrets. A team from Google Brain, Google’s deep learning project, has shown that machines can learn how to protect their messages from prying eyes.

New story! OpenStack Building the Cloud for the Next 50 Years (and Beyond)

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 28, 2016 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
BARCELONA, Spain—When OpenStack got started in 2010, it was a relatively small effort with only two companies involved. Over the last six years, that situation has changed dramatically with OpenStack now powering telecom, retail and scientific cloud computing platforms for some of the largest organizations in the world.

New story! Rough, tough boardset runs Linux on Bay Trail

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 28, 2016 7:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
VersaLogic’s rugged, sandwich-style “Raven” SBC offers a “Bay Trail” Atom, wide-range power, dual GbE ports, and multiple USB, serial, and mini-PCIe links. Like Versalogic’s BayCat, Bengal, Hawk, and Osprey SBCs, the Raven runs Linux on a “Bay Trail” Atom E3800. It also similarly supports -40 to 85°C temperatures, offers shock and vibration resistance per MIL-STD-202G, […]

New story! Inkscape: Adding some colour

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 28, 2016 5:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
In our previous Inkscape article, we covered the absolute basics of getting started with Inkscape — installing, and how to create basic shapes and manipulate them. We also covered changing the colour of inkscape objects using the Palette. While the... Continue Reading →

New story! Configuring WINE with Winetricks

If winecfg is a screwdriver, winetricks is a power drill. They both have their place, but winetricks is just a much more powerful tool. Actually, it even has the ability to launch winecfg. While winecfg gives you the ability to change the settings of WINE itself, winetricks gives you the ability to modify the actual Windows layer. It allows you to install important components like .dlls and system fonts as well as giving you the capability to edit the Windows registry. It also has a task manager, an uninstall utility, and file browser.

New story! 12 open source games for Android

Smartphones put a wealth of games at user's fingertips, but many of the proprietary games are loaded with advertisements, in-app purchases, and other features that create less-than-stellar play experiences. While the open source world is not exactly known for the quality of its games, there are a wide variety of open source games available in the F-Droid repository that are polished and very playable.

New story! Security-minded µQseven COM taps Allwinner A64

Theobroma’s µQseven form factor “A64-µQ7” module runs Linux 4.x on a quad-core -A53 Allwinner A64, and adds a security module. Austria-based Theobroma has released its second Allwinner-based computer-on-module using the half-size, 70 x 40mm µQseven form-factor.

New story! openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Linux Kernel 4.8.4, KDE Plasma 5.8.2 LTS, More

openSUSE's Douglas DeMaio informed the community about the latest updated components that landed recently in the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system.

New story! Apache on CentOS Linux For Beginners

  • - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Oct 28, 2016 12:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache, Linux
Now we're going to tackle CentOS/Fedora/andtherest. It's the same Apache; the differences are package names, configuration files, and that never-ending source of fun times, SELinux.

New story! Let's Encrypt and The Ford Foundation Aim To Create a More Inclusive Web

Let’s Encrypt was awarded a grant from The Ford Foundation as part of its efforts to financially support its growing operations. This is the first grant that has been awarded to the young nonprofit, a Linux Foundation project which provides free, automated and open SSL certificates to more than 13 million fully-qualified domain names (FQDNs).

New story! How to install & configure Jenkins on Debian/Ubuntu/ArchLinux

Jenkins is an open source continuous integration tool written in Java. The project was forked from Hudson after a dispute with Oracle. It provides 1000 of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project. Many users calling Jenkins as a open source automation server.

New story! Rugged Qseven module runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Seco unveiled a “Q7-B03” Qseven COM with Intel’s new Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” SoC and optional onboard SATA flash and -40 to 85°C support. Seco’s Q7-B03 is the second Qseven module we’ve seen based on Intel’s 14nm-fabricated Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” line of SoCs........

New story! Latest 96Boards SBC ships with GbE/PCIe add-on

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 7:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Fujitsu’s 96Boards CE compatible “F-Cue” SBC runs Linux on a quad-core Cortex-A15/A7 Socionext MB86S71 SoC, and offers a PCIe/GbE expansion board. The Fujitsu Electronics F-Cue is the latest Linux-driven 96Boards CE form factor SBC, following others like the uCRobotics Bubblegum-96 and Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c. The open-spec board uses the same 85 x 54mm CE spec, […]

New story! How to Install and Configure Apache Tomcat 8.5 on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure Apache Tomcat 8.5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Yakkety Yak) and how to install and configure the prerequisite Java 8 on the Ubuntu server. Apache Tomcat is an open source Java Servlet implementation developed by the Apache Software Foundation.

New story! When BirdCam Goes Mainstream

If you read my articles on when I originally set up BirdCam a few years ago, you'll remember I did it with compatibility in mind. At the time of this writing, BirdCam is simply an HTML page with the JavaScript language to refresh the images constantly, in order to create a low-fps video stream of sorts.

New story! How to create interactive PDFs with LibreOffice

Ah, the PDF. Portable Document Format. For the last decade, the PDF has been a critical element in business. Granted, over the last few years the prevalence of the PDF has been reduced, thanks to mobile apps and other digital tools. Nevertheless, the PDF still holds powerful sway over business. Why? It's easy to use, easy to create, and can be viewed on nearly every type of device.

New story! How to ask technical questions to get quality answers

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 3:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This month on The Queue, hydrurga from asks: How can I phrase my technical question well in order to increase the chances of having it answered? The answer Another great question that I frequently see asked. Keep filling The Queue with quality submissions. read more

New story! How to add new drives to a VirtualBox virtual machine

Anyone that has ever used a virtual machine (VM) understands how important it is to be able to allocate enough storage for their virtual servers. Sometimes you spin up a VM with more than enough storage, and sometimes you don't. When that costly mistake occurs, what do you do?

New story! 6 Best Linux Desktop Environments Part - 2

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 27, 2016 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Linux has been developing at a good pace through this last years and with development comes better support for different hardware regarding support for proprietary drivers for video cards, better file systems, more choices in what operating system to use and one of the things that has it importance is distros graphical environment.

New story! How to make a lighted, porch bag for Halloween

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 11:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While I typically go all out for Halloween decorations every year, I'll admit I'm feeling tired this year. I still wanted to delight the neighborhood kids with simple details, so I decided to make lighted bags for my front porch railing this year. If you are someone who has a paper cutting machine like the Silhouette, this project will likely be a lot easier. Simply import the SVG file, resize for whatever size box you want, cut out, and assemble. However, for those of you who don't have one, I've included instructions on how to make this project without any machine at all. read more

New story! Using WINE Prefixes

  •; By Nick Congleton (Posted by linuxer on Oct 27, 2016 10:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
It's probably best to think of WINE prefixes sort of like virtual machines. They're not virtual machines, but they do behave somewhat similarly. A WINE prefix is a folder that contains all of the WINE configurations as well as all of the Windows pieces that WINE uses for compatibility, including libraries and a registry. The default WINE prefix is ~/.wine, but different and multiple prefixes can be used.

New story! Linux and the Imaginary New User

Linux has always had a reputation for being difficult to use. Consequently, when developers began improving users interfaces, they concentrated on what they imagined that new users needed. They rarely had the actual opportunity to observe new users, but the new user they imagined became a standard figure among developers, often surviving to this day.

New story! Five years in the making, the DevOps handbook arrives

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 8:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Gene Kim thinks he has at least one thing in common with George R.R. Martin: They both take their sweet time writing highly-anticipated sequels. In Kim's case, however, the wait is over. Kim's particular song of fire and ice—or rather, two equally opposing forces, "dev" and "ops"—continues this month. read more

New story! Critical account creation flaws patched in popular Joomla CMS

  •; By Lucian Constantin (Posted by abennett on Oct 27, 2016 7:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Community
The flaws are serious enough that the Joomla project released a prenotification about the planned update on Friday, urging everyone to be prepared to install it as soon as possible. This suggests that attacks targeting these vulnerabilities are expected to follow shortly.

New story! Linux kernel bugs: we add them in and then take years to get them out

Kees Cook is a Google techie and security researcher whose interests include the Linux Kernel Self Protection Project. The idea of "self-protection" doesn't mean giving up on trying to create secure code in the first place, of course.

New story! Gene Kim shares insights from his new book and the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit

  • The Enterprisers Project; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on Oct 27, 2016 4:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Author Gene Kim discusses the role of the IT leader in a DevOps transformation

New story! Enterprise Open Source Programs Flourish -- In Tech and Elsewhere

If you cycled the clock back about 15 years and surveyed the prevailing beliefs about open source technology at the time, you would find nowhere near the volume of welcome for it that we see today. As a classic example, The Register reported all the way back in 2001 that former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer made the following famous statement in a Chicago Sun-Times interview: "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."

New story! 5 Common Failures Of Package Installation

  • - Original Content; By Denny Zhang (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 2:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
For DevOps, installation is one of the major tasks. People may think package installation is pretty straightforward and easy now: Just run commands like apt-get, yum, brew, etc. Or simply leave it to containers. Is it really that easy? Here is a list of headaches and hidden costs.

New story! You can run the same programs on 16 different OpenStack clouds

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 1:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Cloud companies like to talk about about how you can avoid vendor lock-in. And OpenStack just showed how to make it happen. Sixteen different vendors did a live demo at OpenStack Summit showing that you could run the same software stack on 16 separate OpenStack platforms.

New story! HPE backs off from OpenStack development

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 12:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
HPE still supports OpenStack in its Helion cloud program, but it's cutting way back on how much it's spending on helping create OpenStack.

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