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

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; 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

  • Linux.com (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

  • Opensource.com (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.

New story! 4 tips for teaching kids how to build electronics

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 10:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Kids are naturally curious about how things work, and with a new trend in hardware companies creating open source hardware products, it's a great time to teach kids about electronics. But modern technology can seem too complex to even begin to understand. So where do you start? read more

New story! Learning Linux with Tilde Clubs

  • Medium; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on Aug 25, 2016 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Tilde Clubs (shared server space where members can create web pages, send and receive email from pine) are also a great way to learn Linux. This tutorial will get you started.

New story! Linux Turns 25, Happy Birthday!

Now that it's August 25 in most countries, the time has come for us Linux geeks to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the open source project that changed the world as we know it.

New story! Open source drone controller has an FPGA-enhanced brain

Aerotenna has launched an open source, $499 “OcPoc” drone flight controller that runs Linux on an Altera Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC. Lawrence, Kansas based Aerotenna, which bills itself as “the leading provider of innovative microwave sensors and flight control systems,” describes OcPoC (Octagonal Pilot on Chip) as a ready-to-fly, open source flight control platform. The […]

New story! Install & Configure Icinga2 on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora/openSUSE

  • 2daygeek.com; By Ramya Nuvvula (Posted by 2daygeek on Aug 25, 2016 6:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
Icinga2 designed to mointor large complex environments.

New story! CoreOS 1068.10.0 Released with Many systemd Fixes, Still Using Linux Kernel 4.6

The development team behind the CoreOS security-oriented GNU/Linux operating system have released the CoreOS 1068.10.0 stable update, along with new ISO images for all supported platforms.

New story! Oracle reveals Java Applet API deprecation plan

Big Red nods to plugin-hostile browser-makers, outlines proper Applet pension plan. Oracle has revealed its interim plan to help Java devs deal with browser-makers' imminent banishment of plug-ins.

New story! First ever FSFE Summit celebrates free software successes

  • Opensource.com; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 25, 2016 3:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Free software community members and luminaries will meet up at the BCC in Berlin, from September 2-4 2016, at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe Summit.

New story! Stabilizing the world of hot and fast containers

Containers are moving targets in multiple ways. With multiple tools, frameworks, implementations, and use cases to accomplish any task, it can be a fast-moving chaotic container world, which is a natural consequence of being young and popular.

New story! How DIGIT Created High Availability on the Public Cloud to Keep Its Games Running

The mobile gaming company must deliver a seamless experience for its gamers and allow for spikes in player activity on its Massively Multiplayer Online gaming platform. That’s why the company built a high-availability infrastructure that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and allows them to launch a cluster in less than 5 minutes using Apache Mesos.

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