New story! Life imitates satire: Facebook touts zlib killer just like Silicon Valley's Pied Piper

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2016 10:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL; Story Type: News Story
New compression library and MySQL fork open-sourced Facebook engineers today emitted a bunch of open-source compression and database tools during its @Scale conference.…

New story! Red Hat Takes Aim at VMware With RHV

Although VMware and Red Hat might have seemed to be best buddies at last week's LinuxCon, this week it's become obvious that Red Hat is locked and loaded and has VMware in its sites.

New story! 100+ self-hosted alternatives to popular services

  • RoseHosting; By RoseHosting Admin (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 31, 2016 8:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Most of us use online services like Gmail, Dropbox, Skype, Evernote etc. on a daily basis without having control over the service. However, now it’s easier than ever to find a self-hosted alternative to your favorite online service and have complete control over it. In this article, we will share a huge list of self-hosted alternatives to popular online services.

New story! Remembering Vernon Adams

Vernon LWN reports on the sad death of Vernon Adams, designer of the Oxygen font and author of the invaluable how to use Font Forge guide. VDG Artist Thomas Pfeiffer writes: The name Vernon Adams might not ring any bells for you, but if you have used Plasma in the recent past, you know at least one of his works: The Oxygen font, which was Plasma's default user interface font for a long time. Vernon did excellent work on the font, and we'd still be using it as our default today if a tragic car accident had not rendered him unable to continue his work (sadly nobody else took it up, either). Sadly, Vernon has now passed away. Vernon Adams will always be remembered by the Free Software community for his tireless work for freedom in font design, and we hope he will inspire countless font designers to come.?

New story! New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

A destructive ransomware program deletes files from web servers and asks administrators for money to return them, though it's not clear if attackers can actually deliver on this promise.

New story! Installing BlackArch Linux on a Raspberry Pi

Would you like to use a Raspberry Pi as a topflight security tool? Here’s how to install BlackArch Linux on a Pi to get you on your way.

New story! 3 copyright tips for students and educators

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2016 3:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Copyright is a really complicated topic, and when it comes to online use of creative works, accidentally crossing the line between fair use and a copyright violation is easy. How do you know what is copyrighted? Recently Frederico Morando (Creative Commons, Italy) and I presented a training session on understanding copyright policies at Wikimania 2016. read more

New story! Tools To Password Protect Folder In Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 31, 2016 2:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Most of the time, having a password protected user is all you need to keep your files private and protected from prying eyes. There are those few times when you need to allow access to your account to another person, sometimes there are folders or files you would like to keep away from being accessed. Now we can password protect folder with several handy tools. In the Windows world, these tools are quite easily available for Windows but today we will look at a few options available for the Linux user.

New story! Install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 16.04

  • RoseHosting; By RoseHosting Admin (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 31, 2016 1:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Ruby on Rails is a full stack web application framework which provides default structures for databases, web services and web pages. It is used by many developers since it makes the application development very simple. In this tutorial we will show you how to install Ruby on Rails on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system.

New story! Jarvis, Please Lock the Front Door

Years ago, we put out a request for articles on home automation. About the time Eureka came out on TV, people wanted to have their very own SARAH (Self Actuated Residential Automated Habitat), and it seemed like the perfect time for nerds everywhere to make their houses smart.

New story! How to setup an SFTP server on CentOS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2016 11:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial explains how to setup and use an SFTP server on CentOS. Before I start, let me explain what actually SFTP represents and what it is used for. SFTP stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol or Secure File Transfer Protocol. It uses a separate protocol packaged with SSH to provide a secure connection.

New story! An introduction to Linux network routing

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2016 9:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In June when I discussed basic network configuration, one thing I did not talk about then is routing. This article provides a very brief introduction to routing for Linux computers, designed for understanding simple environments. read more

New story! Starting with Linux in the early days

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2016 6:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linus Torvalds created Linux, but many others, both developers and executives, helped make it the world's most successful operating system. Here's how they became involved with Linux.

New story! How to Add Remote Linux Host on Icinga2 Server to monitor

  • 2daygeek.com; By Ramya Nuvvula (Posted by 2daygeek on Aug 31, 2016 5:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
You can follow our article to Add Remote Linux Host on Icinga2 Server to monitor

New story! Enlightenment 0.21.2 Desktop Environment Adds Wayland Support for EFL 1.18.0

A new maintenance update of the lightweight Enlightenment open-source desktop environment has been released recently for Linux kernel-based operating systems, version 0.21.2.

New story! Meet USBee, the malware that uses USB drives to covertly jump airgaps

In 2013, a document leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden illustrated how a specially modified USB device allowed spies to surreptitiously siphon data out of targeted computers, even when they were physically severed from the Internet or other networks.

New story! Cool Linux Command-Line Image Management Hacks

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Aug 31, 2016 2:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Feh and the identify command are two of the tools I use for viewing and managing images on Linux. They are fast, flexible, and can be stuffed into scripts for automating operations, which is especially valuable when you work with artists or marketing people who have large image galleries to maintain.

New story! Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition Officially Released Based on Slackware 14.2, Xfce 4.12

After being in development for the past three months, the Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition operating system has finally hit the stable channels and it is now available for download.

New story! Fedora 24 review: The year’s best Linux distro is puzzlingly hard to recommend

Fedora 24 is very near the best Linux distro release I've used, and certainly the best release I have tested this year. Considering 2016 has welcomed new offerings like Mint 18 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, that says a great deal about the Fedora project's latest work. But like many Fedora releases before it, even Fedora 24 got off to a rocky start.

New story! Forking Docker will lead to more fragmentation

The New Stack then summarized all of the weekend discussions going on in a new blog post and discussed that a fork of Docker may arise. Is a fork really the best answer? Let’s take a look.

New story! Fedora 25 Alpha Officially Released with Linux Kernel 4.8, Wayland & GNOME 3.22

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 30, 2016 9:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
The Fedora Project was pleased to announce the immediate availability for download and public testing of the Alpha pre-release build of the upcoming Fedora 25 operating system.

New story! Red Hat Rebrands Virtualization Technology in New Release

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 30, 2016 8:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Virtualization
Red Hat Virtualization 4 launched as the open-source vendor works to remain relevant in a world that VMware dominates.

New story! Linux Kernel Developers on 25 Years of Linux

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 7:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
One of the key accomplishments of Linux over the past 25 years has been the “professionalization” of open source. What started as a small passion project for creator Linus Torvalds in 1991, now runs most of modern society -- creating billions of dollars in economic value and bringing companies from diverse industries across the world to work on the technology together.

New story! How to create multiple profiles for Unity launcher in Ubuntu using launcher-list-indicator

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you are on Ubuntu Linux and use the Unity desktop (which is the default desktop environment for the Linux distribution for quite some time now), you'd agree that launching an application through Unity's launcher bar is only convenient as long as the app icon is there right in front of your eyes. However sadly, that's not usually the case when you use your Ubuntu box for more than one purposes, as most of the times, because of the sheer number of apps, icon corresponding the one you want to launch is buried somewhere at the bottom of the launcher.

New story! Torvalds at LinuxCon: The Highlights and the Lowlights

“You have to realize the background is that it was a completely personal project,” Torvalds explained. “I expected other people to be interested from a theoretical standpoint."

New story! How eBay Uses Apache Software to Reach Its Big Data Goals

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 4:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
eBay’s ecommerce platform creates a huge amount of data. It has more than 800 million active listings, with 8.8 million new listings each week. There are 162 million active buyers, and 25 million sellers.

New story! 6 tips for interviewing with open culture companies

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 3:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
For the last several years, I've been studying under an open organization and future of work guru. And for longer than I can remember, I've felt that business should operate differently—really move at the speed their people can innovate rather than standing on who's held office the longest. So you can imagine how long it took for me to embrace the open organization mindset. It was rather like an old school touchdown dance in my mind. I'm excited by the value proposition open organizations present. read more

New story! Technical documentation doesn't have to be dull

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Earlier this year, I described three important characteristics of good documentation: concise, consistent, and simple. Good word choice, I wrote, is important for understanding and translation. But that doesn't mean it has to be dry and boring. read more

New story! Avidemux 2.6.13 Open-Source Video Editor Gets AAC/ADTS Import and Export

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 30, 2016 1:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The developers of the Avidemux open-source and cross-platform video editor software have announced a new maintenance update in the 2.6 series, bringing multiple improvements, bug fixes, and a handful of new features.

New story! Car manufacturers cooperate to build the car of the future

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Few of us appreciate the software middleware that is part of all the cars we drive today. The integration of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, along with instrument clusters and telematics, is a very complex subset of priorities for today's automotive industry. According to a recent article that appeared on CNET, Open-source Linux a step closer to automotive use, current development practices are incompatible and fragmented: read more

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