New story! Top 5: Rasperry Pi projects, Ansible, Brave the new browser, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight Krusader Linux file manager, an intro to Kubernetes, an interview on the new browser Brave, a video on cluster computing with Ansible and Raspberry Pi, and projects to get you started with your Raspberry Pi. Plus, an honorable mention!

New story! Install Laravel on CentOS 7

Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It is intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern.

New story! Mysterious spike in WordPress hacks silently delivers ransomware to visitors

It's still not clear how, but a disproportionately large number of websites that run on the WordPress content management system are being hacked to deliver crypto ransomware and other malicious software to unwitting end users.

New story! Wine 1.9.3 Adds More Shader Model 4 Instructions, Firefox 44-Based Gecko Engine

With only two days from the announcement of the first point release for the stable Wine 1.8 branch, the project's development team today published details about the third milestone towards the Wine 1.10 series.

New story! Ubuntu Linux in the Wild: How a French University Uses Unity

Ubuntu, the Linux-based open source OS from Canonical, is being used in a library in France with the Unity interface.

New story! Thoughts on Monitoring file changes with Linux over the network

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2016 7:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Monitoring a directory for changes with Linux is possible through the well-known mechanism inotify. With inotify it's possible to set a watch on a directory, configure it to watch events on the contents, and you'll receive messages on a file descriptor when something happens. This works perfectly when the directory is on local storage, like a hard drive, SSD or a USB drive, But it is not sufficient when the directory is on a network filesystem when the storage is on another computer. Another user working in the same directory, connected via the same or another filesystem, can remove a file and the watch you've set on it will not get notified.

New story! Gets a New Look for the Tablet Section, Rest of Website to Follow

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 5, 2016 6:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With the new Ubuntu tablet out the door, Canonical also had to upgrade the website to reflect the changes accordingly, so now has a really nice section dedicated to the BQ Aquaris M10.

New story! diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

The OOM killer is a tough nut to crack. How can a system recover when it's violently thrashing and out of RAM? Once upon a time, you'd just have to reboot. And today, that still might be necessary, but less so, because the OOM killer attempts to identify and stop the process that seems to be causing the hangup. The problem is, it may not choose the right process every time.

New story! Canonical Is Blurring the Line Between PCs and Mobile Devices with Ubuntu Tablet

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 5, 2016 4:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Canonical announced yesterday the first tablet that runs Ubuntu, which also happens to be a convergence device. The company is now starting to blur the lines between PCs and mobile devices, and Ubuntu is a key part of this process.

New story! Draw and plot graphs using Julia

  • Linux User & Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2016 3:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Learn how to use four packages developed in the Julia programming language to generate plots

New story! A love for technology leads to Linux and open source

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2016 2:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I've loved computing since my school days. I started learning on BBC Micro computers in the mid-'90s, but I didn't have the luxury of owning a computer until I was 22. Today, Linux and open source software are my primary passions. read more

New story! Readers Say ‘No’ to Antivirus on Linux

Long before the end of the twentieth century, the antivirus guys were fighting whack-a-mole battle — and that was in the days before the bad guys had the sophistication to write malware that could hide, constantly rewrite itself to avoid matching a definition, or to return seemingly by magic after being deleted. There is just too much malware being created for even a hard drive loaded with definitions to handle. For a while it seemed as if heuristics were the answer, until it became obvious that much of what we do on our computers looks like bad behavior to a halfway effective heuristics program.

New story! Install miniBB forum on CentOS 7

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Feb 5, 2016 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
miniBB or Mini Bulletin Board is a PHP based standalone, open source program for building your own Internet forums. In this tutorial we will install miniBB on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, PHP and MariaDB.

New story! Crypto flaw was so glaring it may be intentional eavesdropping backdoor

  • ars technica; By Dan Goodin (Posted by penguinist on Feb 5, 2016 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
An open source network utility (socat) used by administrators and security professionals contains a cryptographic weakness so severe that it may have been intentionally created to give attackers a surreptitious way to eavesdrop on protected communications, its developer warned...

New story! 6 Benefits of Using Open Source Software in Government (Industry Perspective)

Open source software thrives in government and is in some ways a technical expression of democracy: engineers building common ground and forging a more open and free future for all.

New story! Example Uses Of The Linux grep Command

  •; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Feb 5, 2016 9:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This guide shows how to use the grep command to filter data. There are 9 examples including basic searches, using wildcards and repeating patterns.

New story! Ubuntu Tablet to Be Available — Even in the U.S. — in March

If you’ve been waiting for a tablet offering the full GNU/Linux experience, your wait is almost over. Ubuntu announced today that a tablet offering the full “convergence” experience will be available to the public in March. The 10 inch device, dubbed the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, will be built by the Spanish company BQ, which currently manufactures two Ubuntu phones, and will be sold through BQ’s online store. So far, no information on pricing seems to be available.

New story! Ubuntu “convergence” brings PC-like features to mobiles

Canonical has lifted the veil on its long-promised “convergence” version of Ubuntu, which enables a PC-like experience on a mobile device. Three years after Canonical unveiled its Ubuntu for Tablets platform, shortly after announcing the related Ubuntu Touch stack for phones, the company announced the first tablet to ship with Ubuntu Linux. The Ubuntu version […]

New story! Code a simple synthesiser -- Part 1

  • Linux User Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation; By Oliver Hill (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2016 6:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, GNU, Linux, Python
Learn how to write a simple polyphonic synthesiser (and the theory behind it) using Python and Cython

New story! Canonical announce first converged Ubuntu tablet - the Aquaris M10

Ubuntu launches the first in a series of converged devices alongside European partner, BQ

New story! Python API for boot from image creates new volume (RDO Liberty)

Post below addresses several questions been posted at In particular, code below doesn't require volume UUID to be hard coded to start server attached to boot able cinder's LVM, created via glance image, which is supposed to be passed to script via command line. In the same way name of cinder volume and instance name may be passed to script via CLI.

New story! Mozilla officially kills Firefox OS for smartphones in favour of 'Connected Devices'

Version 2.6, expected in May, will be the last release. Mozilla's Head of Core Contributors, George Roter, has announced the end of development of Firefox OS for smartphones.

New story! Everything You Need to Know About BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet

Canonical and BQ had the great pleasure to inform Softpedia today about the upcoming availability of the world's first Ubuntu converged device, the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet.

New story! Linux Lite 2.8 Screenshot Tour

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Feb 5, 2016 2:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Linux Lite is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support releases. It focuses on being a user friendly Linux distribution so that more and more people use Linux for their daily use. The team recently released Linux Lite 2.8 with some new features. In this article I will walk you through a series of Linux Lite 2.8 screenshots from installation to surfing Internet and more.

New story! CoreOS Launches Docker Rival Rkt 1.0

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 5, 2016 1:04 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
After more than a year of development, the container runtime gets a stable, production-ready 1.0 release.

New story! What's New in 3D Printing, Part III: the Software

This article is the third part of a four-part series that examines some of the changes in 3D printing that have occurred in the past three years since my first articles on the subject. Because this is Linux Journal, instead of discussing the entire 3D printing world, I'm focusing on the sections of the topic most relevant to open source and open hardware.

New story! Canonical fulfills its Linux convergence vision with BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet

Convergence is all the rage in the technology industry nowadays and for good reason -- our handheld devices are insanely powerful. It makes sense to leverage a smartphone or tablet's processor for desktop computing.

New story! LibreOffice Online Takes Another Step Forward

"The first 100% open source, enterprise-grade cloud Office Suite" is how Collabora Productivity describes the goal of its recently announced collaboration with Kolab Systems. In fact, the goal has a longer history than the description implies, although its promise of free-licensed groupware has the potential to fill one of the few remaining gaps in open office productivity.

New story! Linux Lite 2.8 Review At A Glance

Linux Lite is a great Distribution choice for any general user. This distribution would be great for Linux new-comers who are familiar with Windows software and would adapt quickly to the Linux world. However if you are seeking an actual “Lightweight” environment this distribution may not be for you.

New story! In the shadows of the cyber colossus

  • ITWeb; By Mark Clarke (Posted by mxc on Feb 4, 2016 8:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Some thoughts on the South African Cyber Crime and Cyber Security bill.

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