New story! New LibreOffice Vulnerability Patched in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Debian and Arch Linux

Canonical published a new security notice to inform users of the Ubuntu Linux operating system that the latest LibreOffice builds have landed in the repositories.

New story! Oh, Red Hat. Contain yourself and your 'new innovations' talk

Open-source biz extends Linux sandbox offerings with storage and more Red Hat Summit Red Hat is going full tilt after bringing containers and traditional Linux apps together under its management with a raft of announcements.…

New story! What makes up the Fedora kernel?

Every Fedora system runs a kernel. Many pieces of code come together to make this a reality. Each release of the Fedora kernel starts with a baseline release from the upstream community. This is often called a ‘vanilla’ kernel. The... Continue Reading →

New story! Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Cinnamon and MATE Editions Officially Released

The Linux Mint project, through Clement Lefebvre, has had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" operating system.

New story! Linux Under the Hood: Silence of the RAM

The continuing adventures of a new open source tinkerer who finds his diagnostic acumen sorely lacking during what should have been a simple RAM installation -- thereby leaving the rest of us grateful he didn't pursue a career in the medical field.

New story! Is Canonical the Victim of High Expectations?

  • Datamation; By Bruce Byfield (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2016 6:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From being the darling of open source, Canonical is closely and cynically scrutinized, its motives constantly questioned.

New story! Can IBM Really Make a Business Out of Blockchain?

  • Fortune; By Jeff John Roberts (Posted by bob on Jun 30, 2016 4:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You can mark 2016 as the year “blockchain” became a buzzword. It’s not as hollow as “cloud,” which marketers have rendered almost meaningless. But “blockchain” is now at the point where everyone and their dogs want a piece of it.

New story! AMDGPU-PRO Driver 16.30 Officially Released with Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 30, 2016 3:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
AMD released the final version of the AMDGPU-Pro 16.30 graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems, bringing support for new technologies like the Vulkan API.

New story! Red Hat Summit Hosts a Wedding - for Real.

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 30, 2016 1:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
I've seen a lot of strange things at technology conferences. I've seen all manner of flying objects, cars, sports stars and crazy contests - but i've never seen what I saw today at Red Hat Summit 2016 - a real wedding.

New story! Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps Creator with New Parts Ecosystem, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 29, 2016 11:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the highly anticipated Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system.

New story! Study: Encryption use increase largest in 11 years

  • CSO; By Maria Korolov (Posted by penguinist on Jun 29, 2016 10:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Enterprise use of encryption saw the largest increase over the past year in over a decade, according to a report...

New story! Peppermint 7 Released

Peppermint 7 launched a few days ago. Peppermint is a lightweight Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with an emphasis on speed and simplicity. Although the name is similar to Linux Mint, the projects aren't directly related.

New story! Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 5

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2016 8:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
n previous articles in this series, we’ve whet our whistles with a quick look at the Process Table and pseudo filesystems, and we talked about /dev and /proc. Now let’s explore a few useful but unrelated command lines, which may save the day at some point.

New story! Dangerous keyboard app has more than 50 million downloads

"The problem was that it asked for just about every permission that an app could ask for," said Bill Anderson, chief product officer at mobile security company OptioLabs. "It was an especially long list. And surprisingly, most people said yes. But the permissions were so excessive that it turned this thing into a potentially marvelous way to hack phones."

New story! Prepare to be hacked: Information security for small organizations

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2016 6:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Information security is challenging, and can be breathtakingly expensive in money and staff energy. Smaller organizations may not have the money or staffing expertise to do the job right, even when the need is the greatest. At OSCON 2016, Kelsey Gilmore-Innis of Sexual Health Innovations (SHI) gave a really interesting talk on how her small nonprofit has done some creative thinking about security, and how that influences the deployment and operation of their application. read more

New story! Setting Up an NFS Server and Client on CentOS 7.2

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2016 5:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on CentOS 7. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk.

New story! Android malware pretends to be WhatsApp, Uber and Google Play

Once downloaded, the malware, which has been spreading through a phishing campaign over SMS, will create fake user interfaces on the phone as an “overlay” on top of real apps. These interfaces ask for credit card information and then send the entered data to the hacker.

New story! RPi 3 add-on loads up on sensors, wireless radios

Matrix Labs’ FPGA-driven “Matrix Creator” IoT daughter board for the Raspberry Pi 3 is loaded with sensors, 802.15.4 radios, and a mic array. The disc-shaped Matrix Creator add-on for the Raspberry Pi is based on AdMobilize’s successfully Kickstartered Matrix home automation and surveillance hub. AdMobilize spun off Matrix Labs, which has now built this cheaper, […]

New story! Why I’m Unlikely to Ever Return Microsoft’s Love

While the mainstream tech press is ready to embrace "the new Microsoft" as a friend to open source, many who fought in the trenches against the corporate giant will never be able to forgive and forget.

New story! 5 SSH Hardening Tips

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2016 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
When you look at your SSH server logs, chances are they are full of attempted logins from entities of ill intent. Here are 5 general ways (along with several specific tactics) to make your OpenSSH sessions more secure...

New story! Avoiding bad practices in open source project management

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2016 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
During OpenStack Summit Austin, I had the chance to talk to some people about my experience on running open source projects. It turns out that after hanging out in communities and contributing to many projects for years, I may be able to provide some hindsight and an external eye to many of those who are new to it. read more

New story! SteamOS 2.83 Beta Brings AMD Radeon GPU-PRO RC2 and Nvidia 367.27 Video Drivers

Valve's engineers working on the SteamOS gaming operating system based on the stable Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" distribution have released a new Beta update.

New story! A first look at Google's Science Journal app

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2016 10:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android; Story Type: News Story
Google recently announced the release of its Science Journal app, a tool intended to "inspire future makers and scientists." All you need to get started is an Android phone—it will make use of the sensors on your phone and offers a digital science notebook to record your findings. The app is free and slated to be released open source later this summer. read more

New story! COMs run Android on quad- or octa-core Samsung SoCs

  • HackerBoards.com (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2016 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android; Story Type: News Story
Boardcon announced a pair of 70 x 58mm COMs that run Android on Samsung’s quad-core, Cortex-A9 S5P4418 and octa-core, Cortex-A53 S5P6818 SoCs. The MINI4418 and MINI6818 computer-on-modules are “compatible” with each other, as well as with Boardcon’s earlier MINI3288, which is based on the quad-core, Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288. The new COMs instead tap two Samsung […]

New story! Container technologies in Fedora: systemd-nspawn

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2016 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Welcome to the “Container technologies in Fedora” series! This is the first article in a series of articles that will explain how you can use the various container technologies available in Fedora. This first article will deal with systemd-nspawn. What... Continue Reading →

New story! No means no: Windows 10 nagware's red X will stop update -- Microsoft

Clicking on pop-up's close icon will postpone upgrade, Redmond exec promises Microsoft will change the controversial way it has been force-feeding people Windows 10 upgrades.…

New story! Red Hat Summit: Improving Productivity Through Collaboration

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 29, 2016 6:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is what some people might call, a history buff. At the Red Hat Summit 2016 event in San Francisco today, Whitehurst delivered his latest history lesson, telling the keynote audience that open collaboration is the key to improving productivity.

New story! GnuCash 2.6.13 Open-Source Accounting Software Released, Over 20 Issues Resolved

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 29, 2016 5:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The GnuCash development team has released yet another maintenance release of their open-source and cross-platform GnuCash 2.6 accounting software.

New story! DDoS Attack Powered by 25,000 CCTV Cameras

  • info security; By Phil Muncaster (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2016 4:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Security researchers have revealed a unique new DDoS attack launched against a small business, which was powered entirely by thousands of compromised CCTV units. Sucuri founder Daniel Cid explained in a blog post that 25,513 IP addresses were spotted, with a plurality in Taiwan (24%), the US (12%) and Indonesia (9%) – although they spread out over 105 countries in total.

New story! Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 4

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Jun 29, 2016 3:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The principle of basing as much as possible on Unix-like systems around files is a well-advised approach. It could be said that this principle also extends to the Process Table, which I have discussed in previous articles in this series. Consider, for example, the treasure trove of gems to be found if you delve deeply into the “procfs” pseudo-filesystem, located in root level “/proc” on your filesystem.

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