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White House appoints first Federal Chief Information Security Officer

... retired Brigadier General Gregory J. Touhill will serve as the first federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). "The CISO will play a central role in helping to ensure the right set of policies, strategies, and practices are adopted across agencies and keeping the Federal Government at the leading edge of 21st century cybersecurity"

elementary OS 0.4 "Loki" Officially Released, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Just a few minutes ago, the guys over elementary announced the release of the elementary OS 0.4 "Loki" GNU/Linux operating system.

AV Linux 2016.8.30 Screencast and Screenshots

AV Linux 2016.8.30 has been released. It is a freely shared 32 and 64bit downloadable and installable ISO Image created from a carefully pre-configured snapshot of the Debian GNU/Linux “Testing” Distribution. This ISO image is provided to facilitate and initiate the use of Linux as an Audio/Video/Graphics content creation platform. AV Linux is essentially a collected showcase of the phenomenal work of Open-Source developers from all over the planet and celebrates and presents their work organized in an easy-to-use fashion.

What you need to know about PostgresOpen 2016

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2016 1:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
PostgresOpen is the longest running PostgreSQL conference in the United States. This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Stephen Frost, who is the program committee chair and a main organizer of PostgresOpen, which takes place this year in Dallas, TX from September 13-15. We talked about who goes, what sessions to look for, and their charity event which will be helping a cause near and dear to my heart: diversity in tech. read more

How to search files from the terminal on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2016 12:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
While there are many ways with which we can search and locate files and directories on Linux, the easiest and quickest is probably through the terminal. However, not many Linux users know about that, which leads to unneeded frustration. Here is a quick guide that will hopefully help you locate what you're looking for in your system.

Why Linux? - Some Reasons For Converting To Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Sep 9, 2016 11:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Many organisations and businesses world wide are converting their core computer operating system to Linux as opposed to other operating systems for a number of reasons some of which we shall discuss here in after (why linux),this is mostly because of problems faced in daily computer usage both at home and at the work place.

Why the proprietary MQA music encoding system is better than DRM, but still not good

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2016 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In June 2016, I wrote about the MQA proprietary closed-source music encoding system and shared my thoughts on why I felt the system is not a good thing. Since then, I've been reading more about MQA so this month I'll share additional thoughts. read more

Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" KDE Edition Officially Released, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Clement Lefebvre has proudly announced the release and immediate availability of the final version of the Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" KDE Edition operating system.

The rise of the shareable document

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2016 8:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Higher education is increasingly embracing different concepts of openness, from open access to open education resources (OER). But where does that other open concept—open source—fit into this model? Open source represents the best way to ensure these materials can be easily modified, without risk of material suddenly becoming unchangeable or inaccessible. First, some quick definitions: read more

Board-set aims Bay Trail Pico-ITX SBC at robotics apps

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2016 7:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Advantech’s 3.5-inch form-factor “MIO-6300” board-set aims the company’s Celeron N2930-based Pico-ITX SBC at robotics and other real-time control apps. In our recent coverage of Advantech’s Bay Trail-based MIO-3260 Pico-ITX single board computer, we highlighted the ability to use the SBC’s unique MIOe expansion bus to add application-specific I/O and real-world coastline ports by means of […]

How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2016 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Engineer Marc Merlin has been working at Google since 2001 but has been involved with Linux since 1993, in its very early days. Since then, open source adoption has dramatically increased, but a new challenge is emerging: Not many companies care about the license side of open source, Merlin stated in his talk “How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source” at LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America.

I asked "What are the best Linux distributions for the average person", You answered

I asked recently for readers opinions as to the best distributions for the average user. This article highlights the results with contributions from all around the world.

10 Million Raspberry Pi Computers Have Been Sold, New Starter Kit Available

Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton was extremely proud to announce that a total of ten million Raspberry Pi single-board computers have been sold to date.

Tasksel – Install Group of Software in A Single Click on Debian/Ubuntu

Tasksel is a handy tool for Debian/Ubuntu systems which will install Group of Software in a single click on your system.

Which compression tool works the best? zip, gzip or bzip2

  • linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Sep 9, 2016 1:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
I have rewritten some of the compression based articles on about.com including those for zip, gzip and bzip2. I decided to test out which worked the best and here are the results.

Keeping DOS alive and kicking with open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2016 12:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DOS: the Disk Operating System. For many of us whose computer coming-of-age story spanned across the 80s and 90s, we remember it, fondly or not, as the gateway into our computers. But somewhere along the way, DOS gave way to graphical environments, and some of us opted to move to open source alternatives. read more

Christine Hall: FOSS Force’s Grandmama Frump

All we can say is watch this interview with Christine Hall and you’ll know what we have to put up with on a daily basis — equipment that’s not quite up to par and a boss who’s a refugee from The Addams Family.

Setting up the Raspberry Pi just got a lot easier, thanks to PiBakery

A new tool makes it simple to set up the Pi from a laptop, whether for first use or when you're away from home.

Running WordPress on Kubernetes

  • linux-toys.com; By Phillip Tribble (Posted by rusher81572 on Sep 8, 2016 9:39 PM EDT)
I recently started to check out Kubernetes and wanted to share with everyone how I got WordPress running on it as a three-tier application.

How to setup a SVN server on CentOS

This tutorial explains how to setup and use an SVN repository server on centOS. Before I start, let me explain what actually SVN represents and what it is used for. SVN is actually an abbreviation of SubVersion which had been created by the Apache software developer. It enables you to create and maintain your own repository and gives fine-grained access rights to a dedicated user.

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