New story! Linux turns 25, with corporate contributors now key to its future

What's the weather in hell today? Linus Torvalds has visited Microsoft at LinuxCon On August 25th, 1991, an unknown Finnish developer posted the following to the comp.os.minix newsgroup:…

New story! First FSFE Summit Will Focus on Social Issues and Strategies

  •; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 26, 2016 2:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin Sept. 2-4 at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe's summit.

New story! Preserving languages and cultures in India: The birth of the Tulu Wikipedia

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 26, 2016 1:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After eight years of effort and outreach, the Tulu language Wikipedia has gone live. Wikimedia contributors play a key role in preserving languages and cultures, and tools like the Wikimedia Incubator help new projects like the Tulu Wikipedia get started. read more

New story! LinuxConsole 2.5 Screenshot Tour

This release is designed to be used with children - it's easy to install on old computers with the included Windows Installer. A lot of games and music software are available for use. Both releases boot with BusyBox 1.24.2. Core software and libraries are stored on a Squashfs file system.

New story! Raspberry Pi Foundation's Code Club teaches kids skills to compete in our digital world

In a post-Brexit Britain, Code Club hopes to help provide more opportunities for children and young people to develop the skills that will help them compete in an increasingly digital world. read more

New story! The Sad State of Docker

  • linux-toys; By Phillip Tribble (Posted by rusher81572 on Aug 26, 2016 10:02 AM EDT)
I have always been a big fan of Docker and that is very visible if you regularly read this blog. However, I am very disappointed lately how Docker handled the 1.12 release. I like to think of version 1.12 as a great proof of concept that should not have received the amount of attention that it already received. Let’s dive deep into what I found wrong.

New story! Glances (All in one Place)– An Advanced Real Time System Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Aug 26, 2016 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Glances is a cross-platform curses-based system monitoring tool written in Python. We can say all in one place, like maximum of information in a minimum of space. It uses psutil library to get information from your system.

New story! Configuring Gitab on Ubuntu Linux

Git has become the default version control system for much of the open source world. While Git hosting services like Github and Bitbucket are good and work well, they leave you dependent on those services for everything, including crucial factors like uptime and security. Aside from that, neither of those services are open source. Thankfully, an alternative exists in the form of Gitlab.

New story! The 25 biggest events in Linux's 25-year history

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Aug 26, 2016 7:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.

New story! Microsoft at LinuxCon: Building Open Source Cred One Conference at a Time

To say that Microsoft and open source have a rocky history would be an understatement. This is the company that once famously called Linux "a cancer" and had been in the habit of attempting to discourage enterprise adoption of Linux with not-so-veiled threats of patent litigation and by sowing what the open source community came to call FUD, for "fear, uncertainty and doubt." There are many who remember the bad ol' days and still aren't ready to greet Microsoft with open arms. More and more, however, they're in the minority.

New story! How long have you been using Linux?

The Linux community is made up people who have been users for days, months, years, and even decades. How long have you been a Linux user?

New story! Linus on Linuxs 25th birthday

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 26, 2016 4:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linus Torvalds describes Linux's secret origins.

New story! Install PostgreSQL with phpPgAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04

PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) that is suited for large databases and has many advanced features. Its emphasis is on extensibility and standards-compliance. PostgreSQL can handle workloads ranging from small single-machine applications to large Internet-facing applications with many concurrent users.

New story! How Cloud Native Computing Is Evolving

The path to cloud native computing isn't just about using containers and microservices. Here's how the cloud native approach is evolving.

New story! Linus on Linuxs 25th birthday

Linus Torvalds describes Linux's secret origins.

New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta Adds NVDIMM Support, Improves Security

Red Hat announced that version 7.3 of its powerful Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system is now in development, and a Beta build is available for download and testing.

New story! Tegra TK1 COM Express module runs Ubuntu at 15W

Connect Tech has launched an Ubuntu-driven COM Express Compact Type 6 module with an Nvidia Tegra K1 and optional extended temperature support. Nvidia’s Tegra SoCs have faded fast in the smartphone world, but appear to be doing just fine in embedded, especially in automotive.

New story! The 25 biggest events in Linuxs 25-year history

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 10:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.

New story! StrongSwan based IPsec VPN using certificates and pre shared key on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 9:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this article, the strongSwan IPsec VPN will be installed on Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS), I will show the integration of OpenSC for hardware tokens and finally the creation of a gateway-to-gateway tunnel using a pre-shared key and x.509 certificates.

New story! How Core Infrastructure Initiative Aims to Secure the Internet

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 25, 2016 8:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Cloud
VIDEO: Nicko van Someren, CTO of the Linux Foundation, discusses how the CII is moving forward to make open-source software more secure.

New story! Jay Beale: Linux Security and Remembering Bastille Linux

"Secure by design" doesn't mean that Linux users should take a carefree approach to security. On the Internet, somebody's always hiding behind the firewall trying to pick the lock.

New story! 50 Essential Linux Applications

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 25, 2016 6:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
If you’re a refugee from Windows, you may be finding the Linux world slightly confusing, wondering how you can get the all same functionality you had in Windows, but still enjoy the freedom that Linux offers. Never fear!

New story! Twenty-five years of Linux overcoming hurdles and overshooting goals

It was twenty-five years ago, August 25, that a young Linus Torvalds sent out that fateful message.

New story! KDevelop 5.0 Open-Source IDE Officially Released with New C/C++ Language Support

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 25, 2016 4:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
After being in development for the past two years, the open-source KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) software has finally reached the 5.0 milestone.

New story! Lets Encrypt: Every Server on the Internet Should Have a Certificate

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The web is not secure. As of August 2016, only 45.5 percent of Firefox page loads are HTTPS, according to Josh Aas, co-founder and executive director of Internet Security Research Group. This number should be 100 percent, he said in his talk called “Let’s Encrypt: A Free, Automated, and Open Certificate Authority” at LinuxCon North America.

New story! 25 things to love about Linux

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Today marks 25 years of Linux, the most successful software ever. At LinuxCon this week, Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation spoke words of admiration, praise, and excitement from the keynote stage, saying "Linux at 25 is a big thing" and "You can better yourself while bettering others at the same time." read more

New story! EU Copyright Law Undermines Innovation and Creativity on the Internet. Mozilla is Fighting for Reform

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 2:02 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has launched a petition — and will be releasing public education videos — to reform outdated copyright law in the EU ? The internet is an unprecedented platform for innovation, opportunity and creativity. It’s where artists create; where coders … Continue reading

New story! ContainerCon Vendors Offer Flexible Solutions for Managing All Your New Micro-VMs

As you might expect, this week's LinuxCon and ContainerCon 2016, held in Toronto, is heavy on the benefits and pitfalls of deploying containers, but several vendors aim to come to the rescue with flexible tools to manage it all.

New story! The EFF Calls Out Microsoft On Windows 10 Privacy Concerns

While Windows 10 is generally well-liked by reviewers and users, it's relatively clear that it's not the OS to choose if you actually want to control how much babbling your OS does over the network. While a lot of complaints about Windows 10 have been proven to be hyperbole or just plain wrong (like it delivers your BitTorrent behavior to Hollywood or it makes use of menacing keyloggers), Windows 10 is annoyingly chatty, sending numerous reports back to Microsoft even when the operating system is configured to be as quiet and private as possible.

New story! Happy Birthday Linux

Linux turns 25 today. That's four years older than Linus was when he invented it. That means Linus has spent more of his life with Linux than he did without it.

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