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How to update ONLYOFFICE Document Server to version 5.5

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 31, 2020 8:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, we'll learn how to update ONLYOFFICE Document Server to version 5.5 separately from other components. ONLYOFFICE is a free open-source solution with online editors and collaboration platform that includes doc management, projects, CRM, mail, chat, calendar and more.

'Social distancing champ' Linus Torvalds releases Linux 5.6, tells devs to put health before next release

Doesn’t anticipate slowdown because ‘I suspect a lot of us work from home even normally’ Linux overseer Linus Torvalds given the world version 5.6 of the Linux kernel, and been given the title “social distancing champ”.…

Access control lists and external drives on Linux: What you need to know

While cloud storage offers many advantages, there's nothing quite like having your data on a physical hard drive. When you save data to a drive, you know exactly where your data is, and it's always available when you need it. When you save data to an external portable drive like a USB thumb drive, it's even better—not only do you know where your data is, but you can take your data with you everywhere you go. read more

Using data from spreadsheets in Fedora with Python

Python is one of the most popular and powerful programming languages available. Because it’s free and open source, it’s available to everyone — and most Fedora systems come with the language already installed. Python is useful for a wide variety of tasks, but among them is processing comma-separated value (CSV) data. CSV files often start […]

Grsecurity maker finally coughs up $300k to foot open-source pioneer Bruce Perens' legal bill in row over GPL

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 31, 2020 3:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Failed defamation claim proves pricey After three years of legal wrangling, the defamation lawsuit brought by Brad Spengler and his company Open Source Security (OSS) against open-source pioneer Bruce Perens has finally concluded.…

Debian Linux readies an anti-coronavirus hack-a-thon

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2020 7:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian, Linux
Open-source developers are uniting to create and improve code and programs to help fight COVID-19.

What is umask in Linux?

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2020 6:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
UMASK in Linux or Unix systems is known as User Mask or it is also called as User file creation Mask. This is a base permission or default permission when a new file or folder is created in the Linux machine.

3 lightweight text editors for Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2020 5:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Anyone can use plain text to work more effectively. The one tool that you need in order to do that is a decent text editor. Unless you're a coder, a system administrator, or a DevOps person, that editor doesn't need to be brimming with functions and features. A lightweight text editor is more than enough for most people. When it comes to picking one, choices abound. You can use the editor that's baked into your Linux distribution, or you can consider one of these lightweight text editors: read more

MIT open sources cheap ventilator design in response to worldwide shortage

  • ZDNet; By Charlie Osborne (Posted by bob on Mar 30, 2020 4:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a cheap ventilator and is releasing the design to the open source community in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The state of open source contribution through the lens of Hacktoberfest

  • Opensource.com; By Daniel Zaltsman (Posted by bob on Mar 29, 2020 4:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
In 2019, DigitalOcean and the open source community celebrated the sixth annual Hacktoberfest, an inclusive community event that inspires open source participation and maintenance. It was an exciting year with record-breaking numbers of pull requests, participants, and events around the world.

Converting your Python 2 code to Python 3

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 28, 2020 10:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Python; Story Type: News Story
Python 2 reached the end of life on January 1, 2020. Python 3 has been available since 2008, but converting from 2 to 3 has been slow because of dependencies on libraries that were not available in Python 3 initially. This tutorial will show you how to convert Python 2 code to Python 3 using the 2to3 tool.

Open source fights against COVID-19, Googles new security tool written in Python, and more open source news

  • Opensource.com; By Scott Nesbitt (Posted by bob on Mar 28, 2020 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux, Python
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look open source solutions for COVID-19, Google's new security tool, code cleanup software from Uber, and more!

KubeCF Is What DevOps Wanted: Marrying Cloud Foundry with Kubernetes

There are times when solutions that  seem to compete against each other turn out to be complementary. This is exactly what happened with Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes. 

How to Install an Email Server with ISPConfig on Debian 10

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 28, 2020 9:45 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows how to install a mail server on Debian 10 using ISPConfig server control panel.

New Linux-powered SoC taps an old ARM9 architecture

Microchip has launched a 600MHz ARM9-based “SAM9X60” processor with a 2D GPU and -40 to 105°C tolerance along with a Linux-driven, $260 “SAM9X60-EK Evaluation Kit” with MikroBus and Raspberry Pi expansion. Microchip has revised the ARM9-based AT91SAM9260 SoC that was introduced in 2006 by its subsidiary Atmel. The new SAM9X60 model has boosted the clock […]

6 tricks for developing a work from home schedule

  • Opensource.com; By Seth Kenlon (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2020 7:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
When you start working from home, one of the first things you might have noticed is that there almost no outside influences on your schedule. You probably have meetings—some over team chat and others over video— that you have to attend, but otherwise, there's nothing requiring you to do anything at any specific time. What you find out pretty quickly, though, is that there's an invisible influence that sneaks up on you: deadlines.

How to detect outdated Kubernetes APIs

Recently, deprecated APIs have been wreaking havoc on everyone's Kubernetes manifests. Why is this happening?!? It's because the objects that we've come to know and love are moving on to their new homes. And it's not like this happened overnight. Deprecation warnings have been in place for quite a few releases now. We've all just been lazy and thought the day would never come. Well, it's here!

Fanless Whiskey Lake mini-PCs include a model based on Intel NUC Elements

Bleujour has launched a $836 and up “Kubb Passive” NUC system and is prepping an even smaller NUC Elements based Meta U mini-PC, both of which run Linux Mint on Intel’s Whiskey Lake. If you’re spending more time than usual on your computer in these days of quarantine, you may ask yourself: Why does my […]

Build a private chat server with a Raspberry Pi and Rocket.Chat

  • Opensource.com; By Giuseppe Cassibba (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2020 3:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Raspberry Pi
The internet offers plenty of free messaging services. Applications like WhatsApp and Viber are part of our daily life and are the most common way we communicate with relatives and friends. But security awareness is increasing the demand for a truly private chat solution. Furthermore, messaging apps take up a lot of space in our devices, so an alternative chat channel could be useful to share media, info, and contacts with our friends.

Try our latest Test Pilot, Firefox for a Better Web, offering privacy and faster access to great content

  • The Mozilla Blog; By Matt Grimes (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2020 10:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Today we are launching a new Test Pilot initiative called Firefox Better Web with Scroll. The Firefox Better Web initiative is about bringing the ease back to browsing the web. …

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