News briefs for August 2, 2018.
With the release of Debian 9 Stretch MySQL, the world’s most popular open source relational database management system is no longer available in the Debian’s repositories and MariaDB has become the default database system. MariaDB is a backward compatible, binary drop-in replacement of MySQL. In this tutorial we will show you how to install and secure MySQL on a Debian 9 machine from the MySQL Apt Repository.
The entire landscape of how we authenticate domain names likely will see a complete overhaul, all powered by blockchain technologies. Just released, Handshake brings with it the much needed security and reliability on which we rely. Backed by venture capitalists and industry-established blockchain developers, Handshake has raised $10.2 million to replace the current digital entities maintaining our current internet infrastructure.
Over the past few years, design has become more than a discipline. It has become a mindset, one gaining more and more traction in industrial practices, processes, and operations. People have begun to recognize the value in making design the fundamental component of the process and methodologies aimed at both the "business side" and the "people side" of the organization. In other words, "thinking with design" is a great way to approach business problems and organizational culture problems. read more
Boxes or GNOME Boxes is a virtualization software for GNOME Desktop Environment. It is similar to Oracle VirtualBox but features a simple user interface. Boxes also pose some challenge for newbies and VirtualBox users, for instance, on VirtualBox, it is easy to install guest addition image through menu bar but the same is not true for Boxes. Rather, users are encouraged to install additional guest tools from the terminal program within the guest session.
Boffins find this makes a whole lot of scents for developers. Kotlin, which Google blessed last year as an alternative to Java for programming Android apps, has already made its way into almost 12 per cent of open source Android apps and in so doing has elevated their code quality.…
Google promoted today the Chrome 69 web browser from the Developer channel to the Beta one for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows, giving us a first look at the new features and improvements.
EdgeX Foundry’s “California” release of its EdgeX IoT middleware adds security features and is rewritten in Go for faster boot and a smaller footprint, enabling it to run on its target platform: the Raspberry Pi. The Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry project announced its second major release of its EdgeX IoT middleware for edge computing.
Although the Linux find command does a fabulous job for searching on the command line, there may be situations where a dedicated tool may be more convinient. One such case is to find lines in a file that start with a particular word. There exists a command - dubbed look - that does this for you.
SinoVoip is prepping an “Banana Pi BPI-P2 Zero” update to the M2 Zero SBC that adds 8GB eMMC and 10/100 Ethernet with PoE. There’s also an upcoming “Banana Pi BPI-R64” router SBC with a dual -A53 MediaTek MT7622, 4x GbE ports, and PoE. Most Chinese hacker board enterprises spring their SBCs onto AliExpress without much […]
Grive2, a command line Google Drive client for Linux which supports partial sync, is quite popular among Linux users, but many probably don't know that the tool includes a built-in solution for automatic synchronization of Google Drive files with a local folder.
What Satoshi Nakamoto started as Bitcoin a decade ago has found a lot of followers and turned into a movement for decentralization. For some, blockchain technology is a religion that will have the same impact on humanity as the Internet has had. For others, it is hype and technology suitable only for Ponzi schemes. While blockchain is still evolving and trying to find its place, one thing is for sure: It is a disruptive technology that will fundamentally transform certain industries. read more
Security is a major concern when designing web apps. And I am not talking about DDOS protection, using a strong password or 2 step verification. I am talking about the biggest threat to a web app. It is known as CSRF short for Cross Site Resource Forgery.
There was a time when Windows and Linux were fierce enemies, and fans of the open-source world simply hated Microsoft’s operating system mostly as a result of the company’s attitude towards OSS.
Mu is a Python editor for beginning programmers, designed to make the learning experience more pleasant. It gives students the ability to experience success early on, which is important anytime you're learning something new. If you have ever tried to teach young people how to program, you will immediately grasp the importance of Mu. Most programming tools are written by developers for developers and aren't well-suited for beginning programmers, regardless of their age. Mu, however, was written by a teacher for students. read more
There are plenty of games released for the Linux platform this year. From indie hits to glorious RPGs, here are our choices of the best Linux games so far.
The OpenWrt project released version 18.06 of its router-oriented Linux distro, representing the first stable release since the reunification with the forked LEDE project. OpenWrt 18.06 moves to Linux 4.9.111 for some targets and adds Spectre and Meltdown fixes. The OpenWrt project released a stable version 18.06 of the venerable OpenWrt Linux distribution for networking […]
Docker CE Stable is moving to a twice a year release cadence, staring with the Docker 18.09 release which is set to debut in September. Docker CE was first announced by Docker in March 2017 as part of a new nomenclature and product approach. Docker had been releasing the CE version of its Dockerproduct on a quarterly basis.
The recent rise in popularity of container technology within the data center is a direct result of its portability and ability to isolate working environments, thus limiting its impact and overall footprint to the underlying computing system. To understand the technology completely, you first need to understand the many pieces that make it all possible. With that, may we introduce Linux Journal's Container issue.
Feral Interactive announced today in their newsletter that the Linux port Total War: WARHAMMER II will be available in 'early Autumn'.