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LibreOffice 6.0 Polishes Open-Source Office Productivity Suite

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 5, 2018 7:37 PM EDT)
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Open-Source office suite integrates new capabilities to help export and secure documents and spreadsheets

New Open Source Project Takes Aim at XenServer

Although XenServer has found a substantial user base, it's never really seen much of a developer community form around it. Most development still comes from Citrix, which retains skin in the game from its commercial support program and from its paid version of the platform containing features not available in the free version. The failure to attract a healthy developer community isn't surprising, because open source developers often have an aversion to projects using such an "open core" business model.

Talking to normal people about security

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2018 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Most people1 don't realise quite how much fun security is, or exactly how sexy security expertise makes you to other people.2 We know that it's engrossing, engaging, and cool, they don't. read more

Store Files In An Encrypted Image

Imagine this scenario: you have files on your computer that you would much rather keep safe. Such files could contain sensitive data such as passwords and bank details. Keeping them on your computer is a convenient solution; however, if your computer was hacked or stolen, someone could easily access your files if your drive wasn’t encrypted. Passwords to unlock your PC are no object to someone who knows what they are doing, especially passwords that are ridiculously weak.

Getting Started with the openbox windows manager in Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2018 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Openbox is a lightweight, next generation window manager for users who want a minimal enviroment for their Fedora desktop. It’s well known for its minimalistic appearance, low resource usage and the ability to run applications the way they were designed to... Continue Reading →

Linux md5sum Command Explained For Beginners (5 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2018 9:06 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
When downloading files, particularly installation files from websites, it is a good idea to verify that the download is valid. A website will often display a hash value for each file so that you can make sure the download completed correctly. In this article, we will be discussing the md5sum tool that you can use to validate the download.

Open-source turns 20: here’s how the movement influenced PCs

  • tahawul tech; By Ian Paul (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2018 5:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Open-source software runs something in your life even if you don’t realize it. Raspberry Pi fans take advantage of open-source software. Linux and BSD open-source servers run our websites and corporate networks, as well as in-flight entertainment units and computer kiosks. Open-source software sits at the core...

The Real Reason Red Hat Is Acquiring CoreOS

  • Forbes; By Jason Bloomberg (Posted by bob on Feb 5, 2018 2:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Last week, enterprise open source leader Red Hat RHT -2% announced it was acquiring CoreOS, an up-and-coming player in the red-hot container marketplace. Superficially, the motivation for this deal is straightforward: Red Hat needs to round out its container story, and CoreOS fits the bill. However...

SUSE releases live patching for big iron, real-time OS update

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by bob on Feb 4, 2018 11:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: SUSE
Germany-based Linux vendor SUSE Linux has launched live patching for its enterprise Linux distribution that runs on IBM Power Systems and also a service pack for its real-tine enterprise distribution that will enable systems running it to handle both real-time and non-real-time workloads on a single virtual machine.

LKRG: Linux to Get a Loadable Kernel Module for Runtime Integrity Checking

  • BleepingComputer; By Catalin Cimpanu (Posted by bob on Feb 4, 2018 9:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux
Members of the open source community are working on a new security-focused project for the Linux kernel. Named Linux Kernel Runtime Guard (LKRG), this is a loadable kernel module that will perform runtime integrity checking of the Linux kernel.

IT automation: How to make the case

  •; By Kevin Casey (Posted by crudder on Feb 4, 2018 7:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
IT execs share their strategies for getting the entire team on board with automation. At the start of any significant project or change initiative, IT leaders face a proverbial fork in the road.

Worth Saving?

Doc outlines his plans for Linux Journal 2.0. A friend the other day casually called Linux Journal "the journal of record for the Open Source community". I think that's a good description of what we were for 23 years—because one sign of our "of record" status is how many people have told us that they have a collection of LJ issues going back many years.

Error establishing a database connection

If the connection to your database cannot be established, your WordPress website will not load, and more then likely will give you the error: “Error establishing a database connection” In this tutorial we will show you, how to fix Error establishing a database connection in WordPress.

Cisco jumps into containers

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 4, 2018 9:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Kubernetes continues to show its dominance of cloud container management -- as Cisco adopts it for its new container orchestration platform.

Rugged, fanless i.MX6 SBC matches COM Express Basic footprint

  •; By Rick Lehrbaum (Posted by bob on Feb 4, 2018 6:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: ARM, Developer
Versalogic has revealed preliminary details of its first Arm-based SBC. The quad-core i.MX6-powered “Tetra” features up to 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, and 128K MRAM, plus I/O including GbE, SATA, LVDS, HDMI, USB, serial, CAN, microSD, and miniPCIe, and runs fanless over -40 to 85°C.

'Open source software' turns 20, new Firefox Quantum privacy features, and more news

  •; By Don Watkins (Posted by bob on Feb 4, 2018 4:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup we cover the 20-year anniversary of the coining of the term "open source software," the release of LibreOffice 6.0, and more.

The February 2018 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the February 2018 issue.

Open source turns 20 years old, looks to attract normal people

  • The Register; By Thomas Claburn (Posted by bob on Feb 4, 2018 12:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Who knew sharing would transform an industry? Feature Twenty years ago, the Open Source Definition (OSD) was published, providing a framework for the most significant trend in software development since then, and building upon Richard Stallman's prior advocacy for "free software."…

Open source is 20: How it changed programming and business forever

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 3, 2018 10:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Video: "The reward of victory is often another set of battles."

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