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Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 "Stretch" Has Entered the Final Phase of Development

Debian developer Jonathan Wiltshire announced earlier that the forthcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 "Stretch" operating system has entered the final phase of development and is now officially frozen, as of February 5, 2017.

Big tent projects, and introduction to Heat, and more OpenStack news

Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Best Linux Distro Award: The Envelope Please…

For the second year in a row, Arch Linux winds both rounds in our poll to determine the winner of our Readers' Choice Award for Best Linux Distro.

Gaming Out in the Open miniconference inspires developers

  •; By VM (Vicky) Brasseur (Posted by bob on Feb 7, 2017 3:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer, Games
In 2013, people spent $21.53 billion USD on games and game-related merchandise. And games overtook movies long ago as the most popular form of entertainment. Despite their astonishing popularity, games and game development receive woefully little attention at open source events.

Michael Larabel: How Do You Fedora?

  • Fedora Magazine; By Charles Proffitt (Posted by bob on Feb 7, 2017 2:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Fedora
We recently interviewed Michael Larabel on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

Kali Linux on the Raspberry Pi: 3, 2, 1, and Zero

This promises to be great fun! I'm going to be combining two of my favorite things: Kali GNU/Linux software and various models of Raspberry Pi hardware. I have been looking forward to doing this since I first heard that there was a Kali Linux installation image for the Raspberry Pi.

RethinkDB's Realtime Cloud Database Lands at The Linux Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation today announced it has purchased the source code to RethinkDB, relicensed the code under Apache, and contributed it to The Linux Foundation. RethinkDB is an open source, NoSQL, distributed document-oriented database that was previously licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, Version 3 (AGPLv3).

Enterprise Linux's Big Three

Not so long ago, Red Hat was about the only serious option for big enterprise customers seeking to make the move to Linux. Times have changed and Red Hat is no longer the only game in town.

OpenVAS - Vulnerability Assessment install on Kali Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 6, 2017 10:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial documents the process of installing OpenVAS 8.0 on Kali Linux rolling. OpenVAS is open source vulnerability assessment application that automates the process of performing network security audits and vulnerability assessments.

Oracle Policy Change Raises Prices on AWS

The change, which effectively doubles Oracle's prices for implementing its software on AWS, was put in effect quietly, with little notification to users.

Lynis – Security Auditing and Hardening Tool for Linux/Unix Systems

Lynis is a open source security auditing tool for UNIX derivatives like Linux, macOS, BSD, and others. It's providing guidance for system hardening and compliance testing.

A graduate degree could springboard you into an open source job

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 6, 2017 7:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Tech companies often prefer hiring those who have open source experience because quite simply open source experience is more valuable. This preference is only growing stronger now that open source software dominates the industry and free and open source hardware is gaining momentum. read more

Mesa developer Marek is looking to finally sort out threaded GL dispatch

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 6, 2017 6:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Marek, the Mesa developer from AMD posted a message to the public Mesa-dev mailing list asking to merge the threaded GL dispatch code and get it cleaned up to help with the high CPU overhead of Mesa.

NMAP Common Scans – Part One

In a previous article, ‘NMAP Installation’, a listing of ten different ZeNMAP Profiles were listed. Most of the Profiles used various parameters. Most of the parameters represented different scans which can be performed. This article will cover the common four scan types.

From Yawn-Driven Deployment to DevOps Tipping Point

  •; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Feb 6, 2017 4:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
GS Shop is one of the largest TV shopping networks in Asia, and one of the largest e-commerce sites in Korea with more than 1000 employees and 1.5 million users daily. Vivek Juneja of GS Shop's Container Platform Team, at MesosCon Asia 2016, shares how he and his team moved this behemoth to the new agile way of running the datacenter.

Try Raspberry Pi's PIXEL OS on your PC

Over the last four years, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has put a great deal of effort into optimizing Raspbian, its port of Debian, for Pi hardware, including creating new educational software, programming tools, and a nicer looking desktop. In September, we released an update that introduced Pi Improved Xwindows Environment, Lightweight (PIXEL), the Pi's new desktop environment. Just before Christmas, we released a version of the OS that runs on x86 PCs, so now you can install it on your PC, Mac, or laptop. read more

Mozilla Files Brief Against U.S. Immigration Executive Order

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Feb 6, 2017 2:46 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Mozilla filed a legal brief against the Executive Order on immigration, along with nearly 100 other major companies across different industries. We joined this brief in support of the State of Washington v. Trump case because the freedom for ideas … Read more

Ultimate guide to configure logrotate utility

  •; By Manmohan (Posted by UxTechno on Feb 6, 2017 1:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Generally speaking Logs are very much important part of any troubleshooting activity, However these logs grows in size with time. In this case we need to perform log cleanup manually in order to reclaim the space and its tedious task to administer these logs. To overcome this we can configure logrotate utility available in Linux which automatically does rotation, compression , removal and mailing of logfile.

Kodi 17 "Krypton" Open-Source Media Center Officially Released, Here's What's New

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 6, 2017 12:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Kodi team proudly announced today the general availability of the final release of the Kodi 17 "Krypton" open-source media center for Linux, Android, macOS, iOS, and Windows.

Learn C Programming With 9 Excellent Open Source Books

Books are very personal things. And programming books are no exception. We all form bonds with programming books that help master the rudiments of a language, and then be able to move on to fully exploit the language’s flexibility.

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