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Fedora Classroom Session 4

  • Fedora Magazine; By Eduard Lucena (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2017 1:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Fedora
The Fedora Classroom sessions continues this week. You can find the general schedule for sessions on the wiki. You can also find resources and recordings from previous sessions there. Here are details about this week’s session on Friday, August 18...

Free security service scans open source Linux IoT binaries

Insignary unveiled TruthIsIntheBinary, a free, cloud-based version of its Clarity binary code scanning software aimed at open source Linux IoT code. Normally, we board-heads shy away from security software, but Insignary’s latest offering pushed all our buttons: Linux, free, open source, and “IoT security ticking time-bomb.

How to install and setup Plex Media Server Ubuntu 16.04

Plex is a free and open source feature-rich media library platform that provides a way to store all your movies, shows, and other media in one place. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 16.04.

Wanted: GNU Project Maintainers

Would you like to give Linux a boost by contributing your coding skills in the service of a GNU project? Here’s a partial list of some projects that are looking for a little help.

WPS Office 2016 for Linux

Promising the world's best office experience for the Linux community, WPS Software presents WPS Office 2016 for Linux: a high-performing yet considerably more affordable alternative to Microsoft Office that is fully compatible with and comparable to the constituent PowerPoint, Excel and Word applications. The WPS Office suite, with more than 1.2 billion installs across all platforms, is a complete office suite, including Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheets and a built-in PDF reader. Linux, Windows, Android and iOS versions are available.

4 container adoption patterns: What you need to know

  • EnterprisersProject.com; By Ashesh Badani (Posted by Lemeowski on Aug 14, 2017 7:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
How is IT using containers, what’s the best adoption pattern for you – and where are the speed bumps? Containers have quickly won a key role in enterprise IT plans for a practical reason: They help organizations gain speed. And for digital businesses, speed equals revenue. But how are your peers using containers, what’s the best adoption pattern for your company – and what speed bumps should you avoid?

How to become a python coder, first part

  • sacralpanda.com (Posted by Linux21 on Aug 14, 2017 5:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python
Python is a high level computer programming language easy to learn and put in use by anyone who is passionate about coding. The first time I started reading some python code it felt like i was reading myself, I mean my thoughts converted to code.

Tough little Apollo Lake module runs Linux

Axiomtek’s rugged, Linux-friendly “CEM311” Type 10 Mini “Apollo Lake” module offers optional 64GB, up to 4x PCIe, and wide temperature and input ranges. The CEM311 joins other 84 x 55mm COM Express Type 10 Mini modules based on Intel’s Apollo Lake system-on-chips, including Adlink’s nanoX-AL, Congatec’s Conga-MA5, and MSC’s MSC C10M-AL.

Old Firefox add-ons get 'dead man walking' call

After version 57, plugins go to browser heaven The end of legacy Firefox plugins is drawing closer, with Mozilla's Jorge Villalobos saying they'll be disabled in an upcoming nightly build of the browser's 57th edition.…

How to Install and Use UFW Firewall on Linux

UFW also known as Uncomplicated Firewall is an interface to iptables and is particularly well-suited for host-based firewalls. UFW provide an easy to use interface for beginner user who is unfamiliar with firewall concepts. It is most popular firewall tool originating from Ubuntu. It supports both IPv4 and IPv6.

Reasons Why You Should Replace Windows With Linux Mint

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 14, 2017 4:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
If you are looking for an alternative to Windows, look no further. In this article, I'm going to share with you why Linux Mint can be a good alternative to Windows users. Linux Mint 18.2 is the latest release and its familiar for Windows users whether they are coming from Windows XP, Vista,7, 8 or Windows 10. With a smaller footprint and also the familiarity of Windows, your experience will be equal or better for the most part of it. I am not saying Linux Mint is better than Windows or any other desktop OS, but for some Windows users, it just might be a better option. Let me show you why.

Linus Torvalds Is Confident That Linux Kernel 4.13 Won't See Any Delays, RC5 Out Now

It's Sunday evening here in the US, which means that Linus Torvalds has just announced the release of yet another RC (Release Candidate) development snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.13 kernel series.

The Dragon Spacecraft is carrying precious cargo in the form of a supercomputer

  • Digital Trends; By Lulu Chang (Posted by bob on Aug 14, 2017 12:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
A mission to Mars will require sophisticated on-board computing resources that are capable of extended periods of uptime... it could pave the way for missions to Mars, where having dependable tech is of the utmost importance.

Repair a Hacked Wordpress

Unfortunately, it does not happen to others or rarely. WordPress running 25% of Web sites, it is a target of choice for hackers. The vulnerabilities are often known and automatic detection tools exist. Therefore, the bad guys just have to run software to automatically spot and infect vulnerable sites … and it may be yours.

IBM makes two big moves on healthcare and blockchain technology

  • Blasting News; By Erwin Castro (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2017 8:55 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM
The system runs on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and used Apache Hadoop framework to enable distributed computing.

KDE Frameworks 5.37.0 Released for KDE Plasma 5 Desktops with 119 Changes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 13, 2017 7:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE on Sunday announced the release and general availability of the monthly maintenance update of the KDE Frameworks collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt, versioned 5.37.0.

The Different Types of MySQL Columns

Behind virtually all websites and web applications, hides an SQL database. And when designing it, it is necessary to choose with accuracy the different types of columns. Something that sometimes proves more difficult than expected … What is the difference between one CHARand one VARCHAR? What are they BLOB? This small guide will avoid some errors that could well, ultimately cost us a few extra gigabytes and unnecessary slowdowns.

Station X is Making Gorgeous Linux Computers

Station X, a new company based in the UK, is creating beautifully designed high-end Linux laptops and desktops.

One Small Step Toward Supercomputers in Space

  • thenextplatform; By Nicole Hemsoth (Posted by bob on Aug 13, 2017 10:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: HP, Linux
The system itself is running standard RHEL 6.8 across its benchmark suite and has features common to much larger supercomputers, including the Infiniband connections. “We went with the 56Gb/s optical interconnect because we imagined with copper, we would get more of a reaction from the radiation and magnetic fields.

World's first hack using DNA

  • ZDNet; By Liam Tung (Posted by penguinist on Aug 13, 2017 8:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Scientists have successfully encoded a software exploit in a gene to remotely hack a computer.

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