New story! How to install X-Cart 5 on CentOS

X-Cart is a search engine friendly shopping cart software written in PHP with many features like: WYSIWYG editor, easy-to-use web interface, order tracking, customer order history, real time shipping calculation, printable invoices and receipts, built-in marketing tools like up-selling, cross-selling, discounts and more.

New story! Step By Step Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) LAMP Server Setup

  • ubuntugeek.com; By ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on May 5, 2016 3:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Step By Step Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) LAMP Server Setup

New story! Linux Foundation: Open Source Programming and DevOps Jobs Plentiful

Open source programming and DevOps skills are in high demand among hiring managers, and cloud computing outpaces containers and networking in popularity.

New story! Confessions of a cross-platform developer

Andreia Gaita is giving a talk at this year's OSCON, titled Confessions of a cross-platform developer. She's a long-time open source and Mono contributor, and develops primarily in C#/C++. Andreia works at GitHub, where she's focused on building the GitHub Extension manager for Visual Studio. read more

New story! Customize Ubuntu Desktop using Unity Tweak Tool

Unity Tweak Tool is a popular, easy-to-use settings manager for the Unity desktop (Ubuntu Default Desktop). It provides users with a simple and fast user interface which will help users to access/customize many useful features. Also the famous Ubuntu Tweak has been dead officially as per the developer notification (May 02, 2016).

New story! KDE Neon Plasma Wayland Daily Build ISOs Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Are Now Live

Ex-Kubuntu leader Jonathan Riddell announced the availability of daily build ISO images for the rolling KDE Neon Linux operating system, which early adopters can get and test drive as we speak.

New story! Drupal developer on how to make your website more accessible

For open source developer Mike Gifford, founder and president of OpenConcept Consulting Inc., any mention of Drupal accessibility after his name is redundant. He has spent the better part of 10 years improving and cementing accessibility in Drupal, enough to earn the role of official core accessibility maintainer for the project. read more

New story! Jeremy Sands: Southern Fried College Football and Down-Home Linux

The SouthEast LinuxFest started at Clemson University in 2009. These days it's in Charlotte, N.C., and hopes to host more than 1,000 people June 10-12, 2016. We had a little video chat with Jeremy Sands, who's in charge of the event.

New story! Router hackers reach for the fork: LEDE splits from OpenWRT

Disgruntled core devs take bat and ball to new LEDE Project A split seems to have emerged in the Linux-router-OS community, with a breakaway group splitting from OpenWRT.…

New story! Ubuntu Make 16.05 Lands on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Brings Android Studio and SDK Fixes

Ubuntu Make developer Didier Roche announced the release of Ubuntu Make 16.05, a new maintenance release of his open-source CLI tool that lets developers install various third-party SDKs and IDEs.

New story! Beautiful Simplicity Linux 16.04 OS Arrives, Based on LXPup and the LXDE Desktop

The guys over at Simplicity Linux, a simple and beautiful GNU/Linux desktop-oriented operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Simplicity Linux 16.04.

New story! Workflow and efficiency geek talks Drush and Drupal

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Hibbets (Posted by bob on May 5, 2016 3:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Meet Greg Anderson, an open source contributor at Pantheon and co-maintainer of Drush. If you've used Drush before, you've probably saved a bunch of time on repetitive tasks. If you haven't used it yet, what are you waiting for?

New story! STEM oriented Arduino clone includes built-in breadboard

Piote’s open source battery-powered “BreadBro” combines Arduino built-in circuitry with a breadboard, guide cards, and curriculum to help teach STEM skills.

New story! DuckDuckGo Gives $225,000 to Open Source Projects

It appears as if people have been using DuckDuckGo’s privacy centered search enough to make the company successful. Certainly not we-control-the-world successful like Google, but successful enough to give it some cash-on-hand breathing room. Also successful enough for the company to give back to the community by handing out $225,000 to some free and open source projects.

New story! Canonical to Introduce a Dash Browser for Scopes on Ubuntu Phones and Tablets

As you might have noticed earlier today on Google+, David Callé of Canonical teased the community with two mockups that suggested a brand new, tabbed design for the Scopes of the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS.

New story! Raspberry Pi gets a hybrid tube audio amp HAT

Pi 2 Design's 503HTA Hybrid Tube Amp is a HAT add-on for 40-pin Raspberry Pi’s that taps a 24-bit, 192Khz DAC for that old-time tube amplifier sound. The Raspberry Pi has inspired a variety of retro technology hacks, from resurrecting ancient televisions to breathing new life into vintage gaming platforms.

New story! Rule 41: Getting Around the Constitution and Having It Too

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand what's wrong with the proposed federal court updates to Rule 41.

New story! Snapdragon SoCs to get Neural Processing Engine SDK

  • HackerBoards.com (Posted by bob on May 4, 2016 8:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Qualcomm announced a deep learning toolkit for implementing neural processing and other AI functions directly on devices that integrate Snapdragon 820 SoCs. The “Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine” is Qualcomm’s first deep learning software development kit for devices based on its Snapdragon 820 SoCs. The SDK, which is due for release in the second half of […]

New story! Installing Nginx with PHP 7 and MySQL 5.7 (LEMP) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 server with PHP 7 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP) .

New story! Linux Foundation Offers Badges to Certify Open Source Code Quality

Open source code security and stability will be certified through "Best Practices Badges" from the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative.

New story! The Qt Company's Qt Start-Up

The Qt Company is proud to offer a new version of the Qt for Application Development package called Qt Start-Up, the company's C++-based framework of libraries and tools that enables t

New story! How to Conduct Internal Penetration Testing

  • eSecurity Planet; By Paul Rubens (Posted by penguinist on May 4, 2016 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Automated penetration testing tools and open source tools, especially those in Linux security distributions, are invaluable aids for internal pentests... In the simplest terms, a penetration test consists of a number of steps:

New story! How to identify small problems for big team wins

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 4, 2016 2:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Every software project has moments where they have "a bit of spinach in their teeth"—that is, a simple problem that they just can't see. To address this, Deb Nicholson started SpinachCon, an informal workshop that brings free and open source software projects and volunteers together to identify and fix little problems that can pose big obstacles. read more

New story! How to Toggle Unity Launcher on Ubuntu

  • aarongriffith.net; By AaronGriffith (Posted by Ajg9k on May 4, 2016 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
This short tutorial will demonstrate how to toggle the Unity Launcher on Ubuntu using a script.

New story! USB stick brings neural computing functions to devices

Movidius unveiled a “Fathom” USB stick and software framework for accelerating neural networking processing on embedded and mobile devices. On April 28, Movidius announced availability of the USB-interfaced “Fathom Neural Compute Stick,” along with an underlying Fathom deep learning software framework. The device is billed as “the world’s first embedded neural network accelerator.” Fathom Neural […]

New story! What makes React so special?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on May 4, 2016 11:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Brian Holt is a senior user interface engineer at Netflix and self-described "life long learner." He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and previously worked at Reddit, Needle, and Deseret Digital Media. In addition to his work at Netflix, he serves as a curriculum advisor to the web design and online communications master's program at the University of Florida. read more

New story! Waiting for Plugins: The Nylas N1 Email Client

  • My Linux Rig; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on May 4, 2016 10:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
A review of the Nylas N1 email client. While it is ostensibly extensible, there still aren't many plugins for it and the default behavior is fairly limited. Thunderbird, though nowhere as nice looking, is probably a better option for those serious about their email client.

New story! NIST readies 'post-quantum' crypto competition

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defend cryptography against the onslaught of quantum computers.

New story! Open Source ImageMagick Security Big Puts Sites at Risk

ImageMagick, an open source suite of tools for working with graphic images used by a large number of websites, has been found to contain a serious security vulnerability that puts sites using the software at risk for malicious code to be executed onsite. Security experts consider exploitation to be so easy they’re calling it “trivial,” and exploits are already circulating in the wild. The biggest risk is to sites that allows users to upload their own image files.

New story! Server-jacking exploits for ImageMagick are so trivial, you'll scream

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 4, 2016 7:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
All the more reason to deploy mitigations and patches Samples of booby-trapped image files that exploit ImageMagick to compromise servers and other computers are well and truly out in the open now.…

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