New story! Things You Need To Know About Bitcoins

Bitcoin is a digital currency or electronic cash the relies on peer to peer technology for completing transactions. Since peer to peer technology is used as the major network, bitcoins provide a community like managed economy. This is to mean, bitcoins eliminate the centralized authority way of managing currency and promotes community management of currency. Most Also of the software related to bitcoin mining and managing of bitcoin digital cash is open source.

New story! How a town uses an open source tool for collaboration and managing large files

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 19, 2017 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Like many organizations, governments and townships are confronting challenges that involve collaboration and sharing of large files. In today's age of widespread cloud adoption, public institutions may be tempted to view public cloud storage as a simple, low-cost solution to managing data; however, significant concerns persist around security, data protection liability, control, and platform/vendor lock-in. read more

New story! 5 Raspberry Pi Alternatives to Build Your Own Small Computer

The Raspberry Pi is not the only single board computer available. There are several others that are worth a look. Check out these Raspberry Pi alternatives.

New story! APNIC-sponsored proposal could vastly improve DNS resilience against DDoS

The domain name system (DNS) is vital to the internet's operations, which makes it an obvious target. The architecture of DNS can even amplify the effect of some distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. But a new technique could help change that.

New story! Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC

Win Enterprises’ rugged “Win IoT-380 Gateway” is built on a 3.5-inch - MB-80580 - SBC with an Atom E3826 SoC, dual GbE ports, mSATA, and optional WiFi and 3G. The Win IoT-380 Gateway is the first Internet of Things gateway we’ve seen from Win Enterprises, which says it’s built upon a 3.5-inch SBC.

New story! Linux Mint 18.3 to Be Dubbed "Sylvia," Enables HiDPI by Default in Cinnamon 3.6

Linux Mint project leader and creator Clement Lefebvre published today a new monthly newsletter to inform us all about some of the upcoming features coming to the Linux Mint 18.3 operating system later this fall.

New story! Linux 4.14 'getting very core new functionality' says Linus Torvalds

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Sep 19, 2017 1:00 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Memory management wonks, this release is for you. And also you Hyper-V admins Linus Torvalds has unsentimentally loosed release candidate one of Linux 4.14 a day before the 26th anniversary of the Linux-0.01 release, and told penguinistas to expect a few big changes this time around.…

New story! VirtualBox 5.2 to Let Users Enable or Disable Audio Input and Output On-the-Fly

Oracle announced new updates for its popular, cross-platform and open-source virtualization software, the third Beta of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.2 major release and VirtualBox 5.1.28 stable maintenance update.

New story! DevOps Jobs: 5 tips for making the transition

  • EnterprisersProject.com; By Kevin Casey (Posted by Lemeowski on Sep 18, 2017 10:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Developer
Recruiters and tech leaders share advice on how IT professionals can land a new gig in DevOps.

New story! How To Install And Setup Utangle Firewall

?Firewall! A great online protection tool for us, which protects us during online activity from various kind of viruses, hacking and other kinds of threats. Untangle firewall is also a similar, lightweight firewall which allows you to browse online without any kind of worry. Untangle firewall comes in basically two editions i.e. Free and Paid. We are gonna review the Free edition as it serves our purpose and all we need for simple home protection.

New story! Linux friendly IoT gateway runs on 3.5-inch Bay Trail SBC

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2017 8:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Win Enterprises’ rugged “Win IoT-380 Gateway” is built on a 3.5-inch “MB-80580” SBC with an Atom E3826 SoC, dual GbE ports, mSATA, and optional WiFi and 3G. The Win IoT-380 Gateway is the first Internet of Things gateway we’ve seen from Win Enterprises, which says it’s built upon a 3.5-inch SBC. The unnamed mainboard turns […]

New story! Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux Kernel 4.14, the Next LTS Release

A day early than expected, Linux creator Linus Torvalds cautiously kicked off the development of the Linux 4.14 kernel series, which looks to be the next LTS (Long Term Support) branch, with the first Release Candidate (RC) milestone.

New story! Two Easy Ways To Install Bing Desktop Wallpaper Changer On Linux

Bing Desktop Wallpaper Changer will automatically downloads and changes desktop wallpaper to Bing Photo of the Day.

New story! Rugged panel PC scales up to a 19-inch touchscreen

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2017 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
WinSystems’ fanless, IP65-rated “PPC65B-1x” panel PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers 10.4 to 19-inch resistive touchscreens. WinSystems has begun shipping a 5-Wire resistive touch-panel PC for industrial HMI applications that features extensive ruggedization features. The PPC65B-1x provides -20 to 70°C support, as well as IEC 60068-2-64-rated vibration, IEC […]

New story! Linux fmt command - usage and examples

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2017 3:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where-in the requirement is to format the contents of a text file. Gladly, there exists a command that can cater to at-least some of the text formatting requirements. The tool in question is dubbed fmt. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of fmt, as well as some of main features it provides.

New story! Learn 'find' command with these 14 examples

  • Linux blog Kernel Talks; By Shrikant Lavhate (Posted by kerneltalks on Sep 18, 2017 1:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Learn find command with these 14 examples. Find command examples handpicked to help you in your day today operations.

New story! Running the Fedora kernel regression tests

When a new kernel is released, users often want to know if it’s usable. The kernel has a set of test cases that can be run to help validate it. These tests are run automatically on every successful build. They... Continue Reading →

New story! How to configure and use PDO for database access on Linux

  • linuxconfig.org; By Egidio Docile (Posted by linuxer on Sep 18, 2017 11:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, MySQL
This guide aims to provide a quite complete overview of PDO, guiding the reader step by step from the establishment of a connection to the database, to the choice of the most appropriate fetch mode, showing how to create prepared statements and describing the possible error modes.

New story! 7 tips for Linux cluster admins to help keep auditors happy

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2017 10:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The beauty of building extra-large Linux clusters is it's easy. Hadoop, OpenStack, hypervisor, and high-performance computing (HPC) installers enable you to build on commodity hardware and deal with node failure reasonably simply. Learning and managing Linux administration on a small scale involves basic day-to-day tasks; however, when planning and scaling production to several thousand node clusters, it can take over your life, including your weekends and holidays. read more

New story! Busting the myth that net neutrality hampers investment

This week I had the opportunity to share Mozilla’s vision for an Internet that is open and accessible to all with the audience at MWC Americas. I took this opportunity because we are at a pivotal point in the debate between the FCC, companies, and users over the FCC’s proposal to roll back protections for net neutrality. Net neutrality is a key part of ensuring freedom of choice to access content and services for consumers.

New story! Microservices and containers: 6 things to know at start time

You can operate microservices without containers. However, microservices and containers are a dynamic duo, the IT equivalent of milk and cookies.

New story! 3 text editor alternatives to Emacs and Vim

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 18, 2017 6:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Before you start reaching for those implements of mayhem, Emacs and Vim fans, understand that this article isn't about putting the boot to your favorite editor. I'm a professed Emacs guy, but one who also likes Vim. A lot. That said, I realize that Emacs and Vim aren't for everyone. It might be that the silliness of the so-called Editor war has turned some people off. Or maybe they just want an editor that is less demanding and has a more modern sheen. read more

New story! GNOME 3.26 Released! Check Out the New Features

  • It's FOSS; By Derick Sullivan M. Lobga (Posted by abhishekpc on Sep 18, 2017 5:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
GNOME 3.26 has been released. Check out the news features in GNOME 3.26.

New story! Microsoft is Promoting Software Patents in India in Another Effort to Undermine Free/Open Source Software, Microsoft-Connected Trolls Are Still Suing

The ongoing patent threat to Free/libre Open Source software (FLOSS) and the role played by Microsoft in at least much of this threat

New story! Heptio Raises New Funding to Close Kubernetes Operational Gaps

Craig McLuckie helped launch the open-source Kubernetes project while at Google and has been busy since November 2016 with his new company Heptio. Heptio is now moving forward, thanks to a $25 million Series B round of funding, bringing total funding to date for the startup to $33.5 million.

New story! This Week in Open Source News: Open Source Summit 2017 Roundup

Open Source Summit North America was this past week and some of our favorite writers and journalists were onsite reporting live about this event. Below you'll find a special edition of the Linux.com news digest from Sean Michael Kerner, SiliconANGLE, and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols!

New story! Solus 3 Brings Maturity and Performance to Budgie

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2017 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Distributions, Linux
Back in 2016, the Solus developers announced they were switching their operating system over to a rolling release. Solus 3 marks the third iteration since that announcement and, in such a short time, the Solus platform has come a long way.

New story! Top 5: Coaching football with AI, a guide to logging in Python, and more

In this week's top 5, we take a look at an AI project used to call football plays, logging in Python, and more.

New story! BlackArch Linux A Pentesting Linux Distribution

When it comes to penetration testing, the best way to go is Linux. Distros like Kali and Parrot are quite popular. Today we're going to look at another awesome penetration testing distro known as Blackarch. Blackarch Linux is an Arch Linux-based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers. The Blackarch comes with a tools repository that contains over 1800 tools with new ones being added quite frequently.

New story! Why The Linux Foundation Still Exists

The Linux Foundation hosted its annual Open Source Summit North America event from Sept. 11 to 14 in Los Angeles, highlighting open-source efforts that it helps to lead. One question that Linux Foundation Executive Director, Jim Zemlin grapples with on a regular basis is why his organization continues to be relevant.

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