New story! Top 5: 10 tips for IoT home automation, Configuration management tools, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 30, 2016 6:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's Top 5, we highlight tips for home-IoT projects, a deep dive into configuration management, tips for getting started with Wordpress development, a successful middle school Linux program, and a brief introduction to animation with CSS and JavaScript. Top 5 articles of the week 5. Web animation using CSS and JavaScript read more

New story! Why Good Linux Sysadmins Use Markdown

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Sep 30, 2016 4:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The life of a Linux system administrator is complex and varied, and you know that documenting your work is a big time-saver. A documentation web server shared by you and your colleagues is a wonderful productivity tool. Most of us know simple HTML, and can whack up a web page as easily as writing plain text. But using Markdown is better.

New story! Perform Hot Backup MySQL Database with Percona XtraBackup on Ubuntu 16.04

New story! How to Effectively and Efficiently Edit Configuration Files in Linux

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Sep 30, 2016 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
tools are available to you that go a very long way to make the editing of config files much, much easier. I’m going to introduce you to a few such tools, to ease some of the burden of your Linux admin duties.

New story! How to install MediaWiki on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting.com (Posted by RoseHosting on Sep 30, 2016 12:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step by step instructions on how to install MediaWiki on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. MediaWiki is an open-source wiki software written in PHP.

New story! Cacti vs nagios vs Pandora FMS

In depth comparison of three monitoring software.

New story! Blender 2.78 Open-Source 3D Graphics Software Released with Spherical Stereo VR

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 30, 2016 10:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Blender Foundation released Blender 2.78, the latest stable and most advanced version of the popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Blender 3D modelling software.

New story! Blessed are the diffs: for they shall inherit the earth

Recently I’ve been working more with the sophisticat that is Docker and it hasn’t escaped me that the foundations of the DevOps world is essentially comprised of layer after layer of diffs.

New story! ScreenFetch – Fetch Linux System Information on Terminal with Distribution ASCII art logo

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Sep 30, 2016 8:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
We can easily check the System information on Windows PC but in Linux PC bit difficult to know all the information, even if we have GUI for that because it will provide very less info about computer, like that way screenfetch came to picture and providing detailed information about computer.

New story! Tools for writing the next best seller

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 30, 2016 7:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Don't you wish you could write a novel? I always did. It's such a daunting and convoluted undertaking. How can anyone even organize and keep track of all the plots and characters? I have started a few stories, but quickly abandoned them because I just couldn't seem to write anything cohesive that seemed worthy of showing to other people. read more

New story! Nmap 7.30 Security Scanner Adds 12 New IPv6 OS Fingerprints, 7 NSE Scripts

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 30, 2016 6:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Nmap developers proudly announced the release of Nmap 7.30, the latest stable version of the free, open source and cross-platform security scanner and network mapper software.

New story! Endless OS 3: Linux for the Net Less

This Ubuntu-based Linux distribution provides the Internet for those who don't have 24x7 access to the net.

New story! Linaro beams LITE at Internet of Things devices

Linaro launched an “Linaro IoT and Embedded” (LITE) group, to develop end-to-end open source reference software for IoT devices and applications. Linaro, which is owned by ARM and major ARM licensees, and which develops open source software for ARM devices, launched a Linaro IoT and Embedded (LITE) Segment Group at this week’s Linaro Connect event […]

New story! Kubernetes 1.4: One DevOps tool to rule all the containers

There are other DevOps programs for container management, but Kubernetes is quickly becoming the best of them all.

New story! GNOME Calendar App to Feature a New Sidebar, Week View & Attendees in GNOME 3.24

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 30, 2016 2:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
GNOME developer Georges Stavracas wrote an in-depth blog post the other day to inform the community about the upcoming improvements and new features coming to the GNOME Calendar apps.

New story! 5 new OpenStack tutorials and guides

Every month, the number of things that a developer or system administrator working with cloud technologies is expected to know seems to double. There are just so many promising projects and so little time.

New story! Minijail: Google's Tool To Safely Run Untrusted Programs

Google’s Minijail sandboxing tool could be used by developers and sysadmins to run untrusted programs safely for debugging and security checks, according to Google Software Engineer Jorge Lucangeli Obes, who spoke last month at the Linux Security Summit. Obes is the platform security lead for Brillo, Google's Android-based operating system for Internet-connected devices.

New story! LibreOffice Office Suite Celebrates 6 Years of Activity with LibreOffice 5.2.2

Italo Vignoli from The Document Foundation informs Softpedia via an email announcement about the general availability of the first point release of the LibreOffice 5.2 open-source and cross-platform office suite.

New story! Tencent: Transforming Networks with SDN

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Greg Whelan (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 10:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
“SDN can really transform the way we do networks,” said Tom Bie, VP of Technology & Operation of Data Center, Networking and Server, Tencent, during his Wednesday keynote address at the Open Daylight Summit.

New story! Google beats back Oracle again in Java Android case

Oracle loses in court once again in its latest attempt to obtain Java copyright damages from Google.

New story! How to Install Nagios Server Monitoring on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 8:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Nagios is an open source software for system and network monitoring. Nagios can monitor the activity of a host and its services, and provides a warning/alert if something bad happens on the server. Nagios can run on Linux operating systems. At this time I will use Ubuntu 16.04 for the installation.

New story! Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 Beta 2 Officially Released with Budgie Desktop 10.2.7

Softpedia was informed today by David Mohammed from the budgie-remix project about the availability of the second and last Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.10 operating system.

New story! Addressing the IoT Security Problem

Last week's DDOS takedown of security guru Brian Krebs' website made history on several levels. For one, it was the largest such reported attack ever, with unwanted traffic to the site hitting levels of 620 Gbps, more than double the previous record set back in 2013, and signalling that the terabyte threshold will certainly be crossed soon. It also relied primarily on compromised Internet of Things devices.

New story! Real business innovation begins with open practices

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 5:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
To business leaders, "open source" often sounds too altruistic—and altruism is in short supply on the average balance sheet. But using and contributing to open source makes hard-nosed business sense, particularly as a way of increasing innovation. read more

New story! Dig into DNS: Part 4

  • Linux.com; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Previously in this series (see links below), I’ve described the dig utility and its many uses in performing DNS lookups, along with several examples to help solve specific problems. In this final installment, I’ll look briefly at some security options and wrap up with additional examples.

New story! Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution released for Linux, port report and thoughts

Feral Interactive have ported another set of cracking good games. This time we have Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution to fill our strategy needs!

New story! What are configuration management tools?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For most people, computers don't stay the same. Software is added, removed, and updated. Configurations are changed. Think about the changes you've made to your computer since the first time you booted it up. Now imagine making those changes to 10, 100, or 1,000 more computers. Configuration management tools are what make implemententing and enforcing these changes possible. read more

New story! Journalist Tom Henderson on Cloud Vendor Lock-In

There is little worse than deciding "you've had it up to here" with a particular vendor, only to discover that due to vendor lock-in, migrating away from the vendor's proprietary platform would cost enough to put your company in the bankruptcy courts.

New story! Meet Apache Spot, a new open source project for cybersecurity

Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they've donated a new open source project to the Apache Software Foundation with a focus on using big data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity.

New story! Google's Open Source Fuchsia OS: The Mystery Linux Distro

  • Linux.com; By Sam Dean (Posted by bob on Sep 29, 2016 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Few things are more tantalizing than a good mystery, and Google is making waves for an open source-centric mystery that may end up having profound implications. It all started in August when an extensive and unusual code repository for a new operating system called Fuchsia was discovered online, and now the growing source code set is on GitHub.

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