New story! curl - Command Line Download Manager Examples

curl is a tool to transfer data from a server or to server, using one of the supported protocols (DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP).

New story! Netflix on Firefox for Linux

If you're a Firefox user and you're a little fed up with going to Google Chrome every time in order to watch Netflix on your Linux machine, the good news is since Firefox 49 landed, HTML5 DRM (through the Google Widevine CDM (Content Decryption Manager) plugin) is now supported. Services that use DRM for HTML5 media should now just work, such as Amazon Prime Video. Unfortunately, the Netflix crew haven't 'flicked a switch' yet behind the scenes for Firefox on Linux, meaning if you run Netflix in the Mozilla browser at the moment, you'll likely just come across the old Silverlight error page. But there is a workaround.

New story! How OpenStack keeps its summits safe and welcoming

The great promise of a global open source software project like OpenStack is that it can bring together the best and the brightest from all around the world to together create something far greater than any one person, company, or nation could do on its own.

New story! Debian-Based Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" Gets First Test Build, Ships GNOME 3.22

The developers of the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux operating system proudly announced the availability for download of the first test build of the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" release.

New story! IBM Power Systems solution for EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server

This article describes the general installation and tuning of EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server database on IBM Power Systems servers running Linux. IBM Power servers offer significant advantages compared to similar configurations of Intel Xeon processor-based systems (Broadwell).

New story! Using metrics effectively in OpenStack development

  •; By James Falkner (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2016 1:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
At the OpenStack summit taking place this month in Barcelona, Ildikó Váncsa will be speaking on metrics in her talk Metrics: Friends or Enemies?

New story! Renesas spins 3rd Gen R-Car starter kits, adds new M3 SoC

Renesas has launched two Linux-ready R-Car starter kits optimized for AGL and GENIVI: an R-Car H3 based “Premier” and a “Pro” with a lower-end M3 SoC. Later this month, Renesas will begin selling two third-generation starter kits for its 64-bit ARM-based R-Car automotive SoCs. The kits are designed for ADAS, infotainment, reconfigurable digital clusters, and […]

New story! 5 basic cURL command examples

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Oct 22, 2016 9:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
cURL is very useful command line tool to transfer data from or to a server. cURL supports various protocols like FILE, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, DICT, LDAPS, TELNET, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, POP3, POP3S, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, and TFTP.

New story! Five 3D printing projects for Halloween

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2016 7:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With Halloween fast approaching I figured it was time to add some 3D printed decorations to the office. Below are some of my pictures for fun Halloween-themed prints. I tried to pick some models that demonstrate varied printing techniques. read more

New story! Basic Guide To Encrypting Linux Partitions With LUKS

There are plenty of reasons why people would need to encrypt a partition. Whether they're rooted it privacy, security, or confidentiality, setting up a basic encrypted partition on a Linux system is fairly easy. This is especially true when using LUKS, since its functionality is built directly into the kernel.

New story! Elementary OS 0.4 LOKI is one of the best distro based on Ubuntu & better too

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Oct 22, 2016 3:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Elementary is one of the beautiful Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS release with power of Pantheon flagship desktop environment.

New story! Hunting gremlin characters

When cleaning UTF-8 text files I sometimes come across invisible characters that I call 'gremlins'.

These aren't the usual non-printing characters, like whitespace and (horizontal) tab, which are non-printing characters I expect to find in the plain text files I work with. Gremlins are weird things like 'vertical tab', 'device control 2' and 'soft hyphen'. I don't know how they got into the files, but I want to get rid of them.

New story! How to Hack a Presidential Election

According to Donald Trump, "the US Presidential Election is rigged!" Unfortunately, that's easier to do than you might like to think.

New story! Yocto driven camera design taps octa-core Snapdragon

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2016 9:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Qualcomm and Thundercomm unveiled a Linux-supported, 4K camera reference design with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 and video analytics software. Qualcomm and hardware partner Thundercomm Technology announced an IP Connected Camera reference design called the Snapdragon 625 IP Camera built around its 14nm-fabricated, octa-core Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip. This is Qualcomm’s first Connected Camera design to […]

New story! How to install Redis and Redis-PHP in DirectAdmin CentOS Linux VPS

The following article will show you how to install Redis and Redis-PHP in a DirectAdmin CentOS Linux VPS.

New story! Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

Cisco's Talos team has developed an open-source tool that can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Blockchain Tech Can Help Ease the Refugee Experience, Nasdaq to Provide OSS Platform, & More

This week in open source and Linux news, The executive director of The Hyperledger Project explains how blockchain can help refugees identify themselves, Nasdaq group to provide OSS platform to investors, and more! Read on to get caught up on the most important recent news!

New story! An Introduction to MySQL

At some point in your life as a Linux administrator, you’re going to have to work with a database. And because you’re working with the Linux platform, chances are high that database will be MySQL.

New story! Top 5: Twitter on the command line, deep learning, Apache Kafka, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight a chat bot that helps employees learn DevOps culture, lessons from the history of open source, Apache Kafka's influence on Big Data, an intro to deep learning, and command-line Twitter clients.

New story! DDOS Attack On Internet Infrastructure

There's been another big DDOS attack, this time against the infrastructure of the Internet. It began at 7:10 a.m. EDT today against Dyn, a major DNS host, and was brought under control at 9:36 a.m. Many of the sites affected are among the most trafficked on the web, and included CNN, Twitter, PayPal, Pinterest and Reddit to name a few. The developer community was also touched, as GitHub was also made unreachable.

New story! Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Is Coming to Linux on November 3, Ported by Feral Interactive

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 21, 2016 8:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
After giving us Mad Max, today UK-based video game publisher Feral Interactive made another awesome announcement for GNU/Linux gamers: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming on the 3rd of November.

New story! How to install Wordpress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

This tutorial describes the steps to install WordPress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM on Ubuntu 16.04 Server. HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine) is a just-in-time compiler developed by Facebook to run applications that are written in PHP and Hack language. HHVM is faster than the traditional PHP engine from ZEND and is used by Facebook to serve billions of web requests per day.

New story! Five Cool Alternative? Open Source Linux Shells

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 21, 2016 5:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
We are going to look at some of the available Linux shells out there that users have access to free of charge since they are open source, they come in a number of different licenses and this mainly depends on the software creator but in essence one doesn’t have to pay to use the system; so that a major plus in whichever way we look at it.

New story! Getting started with Inkscape on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2016 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Inkscape is a popular, full-featured, free and open source vector graphics editor available in the official Fedora repositories. It’s specifically tailored for creating vector graphics in the SVG format. Inkscape is great for creating and manipulating pictures and illustrations. It’s also... Continue Reading →

New story! Ubuntu MATE, Not Just a Whim

I've stated for years how much I dislike Ubuntu's Unity interface. Yes, it's become more polished through the years, but it's just not an interface that thinks the same way I do. That's likely because I'm old and inflexible, but nevertheless, I've done everything I could to avoid using Unity, which usually means switching to Xubuntu.

New story! A look inside the 'blinky flashy' world of wearables and open hardware

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2016 1:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
While looking at the this year's All Things Open event schedule, a talk on wearables and open hardware caught my eye: The world of the blinky flashy. Naturally, I dug deeper to learn what it was all about. Though Gina Linkins and Jen Krieger of Red Hat would like to leave a few surprises for the lucky folks who attend their talk, they told me they can promise at least the following: read more

New story! The Dirty Cow Linux bug: A silly name for a serious problem

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2016 12:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security; Groups: Linux
With attacks in the wild reported, you need to fix this Linux bug as soon as possible.

New story! Microsoft CEO Offers SQL Server for Linux Update

Microsoft’s (MSFT) forthcoming SQL Server for Linux is more than a one-product development. The effort also is very important to Microsoft’s advanced analytics development, according to CEO Satya Nadella.

New story! MySQL and database programming for beginners

Dave Stokes has been using MySQL for more than 15 years and has served as its community manager since 2010. At All Things Open this year, he'll give a talk about database programming for newbies with MySQL. In this interview, he previews his talk and shares a few helpful resources, required skills, and common problems MySQL beginners run into. read more

New story! Deus Ex: Mankind Divided arrives on SteamOS & Linux on November 3rd

Seriously, what the heck Feral Interactive! First Dawn of War II, then Mad Max and very quickly after Deus Ex: Mankind Divided! This is amazing news for Linux gaming.

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