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VLC 3.0, PostgreSQL 10.2, Sylabs, Zerodium Bounty and More

A major update of VLC, version 3.0 "Vetinari", has been released after three years in the works

MX Linux MX-17 Horizon - Second test, top notch

Here we go. This is a short review by my standards, but I did carefully and thoroughly check every single aspect of the desktop experience, in line with my normal testing, I just didn't repeat myself. Everything worked. There were no new problems other than the few small issues we've already seen. And on the bright side, you do get the advantage of even better performance and responsiveness on the new hardware.

Linux rmdir Command for Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 9, 2018 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
So we've already discussed the rm command that's primarily used for deleting files and directories from the Linux command line. However, there's another, related command line utility that is specifically aimed at removing directories. The tool in question is rmdir, and in this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of it using some easy to understand examples.

Automation controller debuts Linux-based PLCnext software

Phoenix Contact’s rugged, dual Cortex-A9 based “PLCnext AXC F 2152” controller for its Axioline F I/O field bus is the first field controller designed to run Phoenix’s Linux-based PLCnext control stack, which enables PLC control using high-level languages. Today’s embedded engineers have a wider breadth of tech knowledge than their parents’ generation, but they are […]

Resolve MySQL error “Too Many Connections”

Recently I came across a MySQL error “Too Many Connections”. Though this was a first for me but as I came to know afterwards, it is a pretty common error in MySQL. The solution...

The New KDE Slimbook II: A sleek and powerful Plasma-based Ultrabook

There is a new KDE Slimbook on sale as from today. The KDE Slimbook II is svelte and smart on the outside, but powerful and fast on the inside. To start with, it comes with a choice between an Intel i5: 2.5 GHz Turbo Boost 3.1 GHz - 3M Cache CPU, or an Intel i7: 2.7 GHz Turbo Boost 3.5 GHz with a 4M Cache. This makes the KDE Slimbook II 15% faster on average than its predecessor.

How to Install and Configure XWiki on Ubuntu 16.04

XWiki is a free and open source wiki software written in Java runs on a servlet container like Tomcat, JBoss etc. This tutorial describes the installation of XWiki on Ubuntu 16.04.

RISC-V gains momentum as it moves from MCUs to Linux-friendly SoCs

  • LinuxGizmos.com; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Feb 9, 2018 4:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
The open source RISC-V ISA has evolved quickly into silicon, thanks to help from companies like SiFive and Microsemi. SiFive’s HiFive Unleashed board should arrive less than two years before SiFive announced its first Linux-driven Freedom SoCs. It’s been two years since the open source RISC-V architecture emerged from computer labs at UC Berkeley ....

CloudLinux's KernelCare Promises to Fix Meltdown and Spectre Flaws without Reboots

CloudLinux has informed Softpedia about the availability of a new version of its KernelCare rebootless kernel patching service for Linux-based operating systems, promising to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities without reboots.

3 steps to reduce a project's failure rate

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 9, 2018 1:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's no secret that clear, concise, and measurable requirements lead to more successful projects. A study about large scale projects by McKinsey & Company in conjunction with the University of Oxford revealed that "on average, large IT projects run 45 percent over budget and 7 percent over time, while delivering 56 percent less value than predicted." The research also showed that some of the causes for this failure were "fuzzy business objectives, out-of-sync stakeholders, and excessive rework." read more

3 Ways to Extend the Power of Kubernetes

  • Linux.com; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Feb 9, 2018 12:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
to build the controllers, you need resources, that is, you need to extend Kubernetes. There are three ways to do that and, from the most flexible (but also more difficult) to the easiest they are...

How to Create a Sudo User on CentOS 7

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting.com (Posted by RoseHosting on Feb 8, 2018 11:24 PM EDT)
We’ll guide you, how to create a sudo user on CentOS 7. Sudo is a Linux command line program that allows you to execute commands as superuser or another system user.

Deploying new releases: Feature flags or rings?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2018 10:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DevOps enables us to deliver at speed, learn from production feedback, make better educated decisions, and increase customer satisfaction, acquisition, and retention. We need to fail fast on features that result in an indifferent or negative user experience and focus on features that make a positive difference. Progressive exposure is a DevOps practice, based on feature flags and ring-based deployment, that allows us to expose features to selected users in production, to observe and validate before exposing them to all users. read more

Freespire 3.0.6.5 released

Today we are releasing Freespire 3.0.6.5 which is a bug fix and incremental release of the Freespire 3.0 series. We also added some features and applications that users wanted us to include in the distribution. With this release we fixed several issues.

Atom C3000 based net appliance offers eight LAN ports

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2018 7:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Advantech’s “FWA-1012VC” network appliance runs Linux on a quad- or octa-core Atom C3000 with up to 64GB DDR4, SATA III, M.2 and mini-PCIe links for 3G, LTE, and WiFi, and 6x or 8x GbE ports, two of which are optical SFP ports. Advantech’s FWA-1012VC follows a number of headless networking appliances that run Linux on […]

Advanced Dnsmasq Tips and Tricks

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2018 6:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Title: Advanced Dnsmasq Tips and Tricks8 FebLearn more

How to start writing macros in LibreOffice Basic

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2018 5:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I have long promised to write about the scripting language Basic and creating macros in LibreOffice. This article is devoted to the types of data used in LibreOffice Basic, and to a greater extent, descriptions of variables and the rules for using them. I will try to provide enough information for advanced as well as novice users. read more

diff -u: Detainting the Kernel

What's new in kernel development: detainting the kernel.

11 Excellent Free Scorewriters – Compose, arrange, print, and publish music

A scorewriter (often known as notation software or music notation processor) is software used with a computer for creating, editing and printing sheet music.

3 command-line tools for feigning productivity

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2018 1:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you ever spent time growing up watching spy thrillers, action flicks, or crime movies growing up, you developed a clear picture in your mind of what a hacker's computer screen looked like. Rows upon rows of rapidly moving code, streams of grouped hexadecimal numbers flying past like raining code in The Matrix. read more

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