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.

New story! What is deep learning, and why should you care about it?

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2016 7:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Whether it's Google's headline-grabbing DeepMind AlphaGo victory, or Apple's weaving of "using deep neural network technology" into iOS 10, deep learning and artificial intelligence are all the rage these days, promising to take applications to new heights in how they interact with us mere mortals. read more

New story! Fedora 26 Linux to Retire the Synaptics Driver for a Better Touchpad Experience

Red Hat's Fedora Program Manager Jan Kurik informed the Fedora Linux community about an upcoming system-wide change proposal for the Fedora 26 release.

New story! Tips for contributing to a complex and large project like OpenStack

  •; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2016 5:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
Becoming a QA Engineer for OpenStack was a career shift for Emily Wilson who has a background in research microbiology. But there's an odd similarity between the two careers—they both involve figuring out what makes complicated systems work and where the weak points are.

New story! Linux Kernels 4.8.3, 4.7.9 & 4.4.26 LTS Out to Patch "Dirty COW" Security Flaw

Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced three new maintenance updates for the Linux 4.8, 4.7, and 4.4 LTS kernel series, patching a major security vulnerability.

New story! Compact module runs Ubuntu on quad-core G-Series Steppe Eagle

Arbor has launched an Ubuntu-ready COM Express Compact Type 6 module with a quad-core G-Series Steppe Eagle SoC, plus DDI, USB, SATA, and PCIe connectivity. The Arbor Technology EmETXe-a58M0 adopts the 95 x 95mm COM Express Compact Type 6 form factor, which it used for last year’s 5th Gen Intel Core based EmETXe-i88U0 module. The […]

New story! FCAIC in the House

The who in the where? On 3 October I officially1 started my new role as the Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator2 (abbreviated to FCAIC, pronounced “F-cake”). The job is like many other roles called “Community Manager” or “Community Lead.”... Continue Reading →

New story! Docker: Making the Internet Programmable

  •; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2016 12:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Docker, and containers in general, are hot technologies that have been getting quite a bit of attention over the past few years. Even Solomon Hykes, Founder, CTO, and Chief Product Officer at Docker started his keynote with the assumption that people attending LinuxCon Europe know that Docker does containers, so instead of focusing on what Docker does, Hykes used his time to talk about Docker’s purpose saying, “It really boils down to one small sentence. We're trying to make the Internet programmable.”

New story! “Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug ever is under active exploit

A serious vulnerability that has been present for nine years in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system is under active exploit, according to researchers who are advising users to install a patch as soon as possible.

While CVE-2016-5195, as the bug is cataloged, amounts to a mere privilege-escalation vulnerability rather than a more serious code-execution vulnerability, there are several reasons many researchers are taking it extremely seriously.

New story! Optimizing and repairing MySQL databases with mysqlcheck

In this post, we will talk about mysqlcheck which is a maintenance command line tool that allows you to check, analyze, repair, and optimize MySQL/MariaDB tables and databases.

New story! Top 8 Linux Distributions Of 2016

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 20, 2016 8:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
There are quite a number of linux distribution out there and new ones are being added as the days go by. This means picking a distro amongst the lot becomes quite a difficulty. Luckily for you, I have hand-picked the best linux distributions in 2016 for you. These are the top distributions targeting very different uses and users and I bet at least one is going to appeal to you. So let’s get started.

New story! Nino Vraneši?: Open Source Advocate and Mozilla Rep in Slovenia

What's it like to advocate for open source and be a rep for Mozilla in Slovenia? Nino Vraneši? tells all.

New story! Pydio 7 Launch: Latest Pydio Release Closes the Gap on Online File Sharing Services

Pydio 7, the latest release of the popular, open source file sharing & sync solution, has been released today featuring a host of new features and performance upgrades. New features improve collaboration, sharing and scalability: including Workspaces, Inline-Editing, File Gateway and Pydio Booster

New story! Google's Open Source Report Card Highlights Game-Changing Contributions

Ask people about Google’s relationship to open source, and many of them will point to Android and Chrome OS — both very successful operating systems and both based on Linux. Android, in particular, remains one of the biggest home runs in open source history. But, as Josh Simmons from Google’s Open Source Programs Office will tell you, Google also contributes a slew of useful open source tools and programs to the community each year.

New story! Kodi-fying an old computer

Here’s another Linux entry that I’m posting to remind me of what I’ve done to solve a problem. A friend came over to my home and saw my living room Linux computer set up to play media: movies, music, pictures, that kind of thing. He asked how it was done, and I mentioned the program KODI as the media server I was using. He was impressed, and asked if I could convert an old computer (or three) that he had to do the same thing. “Of course!” I replied, with a far too inflated view of my own competence.

New story! Mad Max released for Linux, port report and review available

Mad Max is the latest Linux port from Feral Interactive, probably one of the titles I have been most excited about so hopefully it lives up to the promise.

New story! Ranking the Web With Radical Transparency

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2016 12:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
Ranking every URL on the web in a transparent and reproducible way is a core concept of the Common Search project, says Sylvain Zimmer, who will be speaking at the upcoming Apache: Big Data Europe conference in Seville, Spain.

New story! Useful Vim editor plugins for software developers - part 3: a.vim

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2016 11:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Now, in this third and the final part, we will discuss another very useful plugin dubbed a.vim. Up until now, in this series of articles covering programming-related plugins for Vim, we discussed basics of Vim plugin installation using Pathogen plugin manager, and covered a total of three plugins - namely Tagbar, delimitMate, and Syntastic. Now, in this third and the final part, we will discuss another very useful plugin dubbed a.vim.

New story! 3 Twitter clients for the Linux command line

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2016 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Twitter at the command line? Why not! While this may seem like a solution searching for a problem, for some people interacting with Twitter in a terminal window makes sense. There's less distraction at the command line than with a desktop Twitter client or even Twitter's web interface. On top of that, command-line clients are fast and their interfaces are generally quite clean. No matter why you want to work with Twitter in a terminal, there are applications out there for you. Here's a look at three Twitter clients that you can run from the command line. read more

New story! How to incorporate open source into computer science classes

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2016 9:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This year at the Grace Hopper Conference I'm moderating a panel on why, and how, to incorporate open source into computer science classes. The panelists are four computer science instructors—all women—who have already used open source projects in their classrooms. read more

New story! Tiny OpenWRT WiFi module updated in $12 and $4 versions

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2016 7:22 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The $12 “VoCore2” WiFi COM, which runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688AN, has won Indiegogo funding and has been joined by a $4 “VoCore2 Lite” version. Back in 2014, we hailed the $20 VoCore computer-on-module as the smallest yet to run Linux, measuring only 25 x 25mm. Earlier this month, China-based VoCore launched an updated […]

New story! Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners: Part 2

  • - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2016 5:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache, Linux, Ubuntu
We'll learn the easy way how to enable SSL on Apache, and the slightly harder and more authoritative way. Please refer to part 1 of this series, Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners, as this builds on the examples shown there.

New story! Upcoming Free Webinars From The Linux Foundation

Learn about The Linux Foundation's latest initiatives and industry trends, or dive into technical training topics with our free webinar series. Register today to save your spot!

New story! Nasdaq Selects Drupal 8

Dries Buytaert announced today that Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Drupal 8 and will work with Acquia to create its Investor Relations Website Platform.

New story! NethServer 7 RC1 Replaces Snort with Suricata, Adds Deep Packet Inspection

The development of the CentOS-based, server-oriented NethServer 7 operating system continues, and today Alessio Fattorini informed Softpedia about the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) version.

New story! A Doctor Learns How to Code Through Open Source

Judy Gichoya is a medical doctor from Kenya who became a software developer after joining the open source medical records project, OpenMRS. The open source project creates medical informatics software that helps health professionals collect and present data to improve patient care in developing countries.

New story! USB Killers - Hardware and Software options to destroy your data (or devices)

  • Linux Forum; By Jarret Buse (Posted by kprojects on Oct 19, 2016 11:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Every new computer, whether running Linux or not, has some type of Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector. Most electronics now come with a USB connection of some type from TVs to cars. The time has arrived to worry about what device is being placed into these connectors or even being taken out.

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