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Can the new Firefox Quantum regain its web browser market share?

  • Random thoughts, conocimiento no conocido, yachay mana yachasqachu; By Amos Batto (Posted by amosbatto on Nov 24, 2017 4:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla, Standards
Will the improved speed and security of the new Quantum components in Firefox be enough for the Mozilla Foundation to regain its fading influence over the web?

Munich council finds 49.3 million Euro for Windows 10 embrace

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Nov 24, 2017 2:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source dream officially dies in Bavarian city The city of Munich will spend €49.3m (£43.9m/ $58.4m) going all-in on Windows after local politicos agreed to call time on the failing 15-year open source project.…

Make a DIY Digital Jukebox

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 24, 2017 12:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Have you ever wondered what to do with an old computer sitting in a closet collecting dust? Why not create your own digital jukebox! This Do It Yourself (DIY) project will guide you through the steps to do just that... Continue Reading →

How to Get the Trello Desktop Client on Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Bruno Edoh (Posted by damien on Nov 24, 2017 10:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Trello is available for most platforms, except for Linux. If you are a Linux user, this unofficial client will allow you to access Trello from the desktop. Check it out!

10 things I learned about making LEGO bricks glow

By day, Jen Krieger is chief agile architect at Red Hat, but by night she architects stunning LEGO creations, including a Parisian café she demonstrated in her All Things Open 2017 Lightning Talk, "10 Things I Learned About Making LEGO Bricks Glow." Jen wanted to add lighting to her LEGO model, but in the open source maker tradition, she wanted to do it herself instead of simply ordering a pre-fab LEGO lighting kit.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Operating System Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 24, 2017 4:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system have received the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel via a snapshot released this week in the stable software repositories.

Compact carrier matches the footprint of the Jetson TX2 that powers it

Aetina’s “ACE-N510” carrier for the Linux-powered Jetson TX1 and TX2 measures only 87 x 50mm, and offers HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, 2x CAN, and optional -20 to 70°C. When Aetina recently unveiled its Nano-ITX (120 x 120mm) ACE-N261 carrier for Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 and earlier, pin-compatible Jetson TX1 COMs, it mentioned an upcoming ACE-N510 that was even smaller.

Sponsored development is a win-win for users and developers

There is a myth that simply by making a software platform open source, qualified people will give up their nights and weekends to contribute to its development. With rare exceptions, that's not how the open source world works. Building a community of contributors takes time, and complex applications often have a steep learning curve before a developer becomes comfortable working with the code.

Oracle Adds Initial Support for Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS to VirtualBox

Oracle recently updated their VirtualBox open-source and cross-platform virtualization software with initial support for the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel series.

Intel Didn't Heed Security Experts Warnings About ME

The folks at Intel probably went to the nearest lavatory to wash egg off their faces after finding these flaws. This should never have happened. Security experts have been saying for years that Intel's ME was a security nightmare waiting to happen. Intel didn't listen, apparently because being the first (and now second) largest chip maker on the planet, it knew better.

How To Install Kali Linux

?When it comes to penetration testing, hacking and offensive distros, one of the first to be mentioned is Kali Linux. It is based on Debian and is available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions. Today we take a look at installing Kali Linux. We will look at using the entire disk and installing alongside Windows.

Why microservices are a security issue

  •; By Mike Bursell (Posted by bob on Nov 23, 2017 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I struggled with writing the title for this post, and I worry that it comes across as clickbait. If you've come to read this because it looked like clickbait, then sorry.1 I hope you'll stay anyway: there are lots of fascinating2 points and many3 footnotes.

Interview with FreeDOS Founder and Lead Dev Jim Hall

  • It's FOSS; By John (Posted by abhishekpc on Nov 23, 2017 2:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the FreeDOS project. To help celebrate those many years and help raise awareness for the project, I connected with Jim Hall (FreeDOS founder and lead developer) and asked him a few questions. Here are his answers.

9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications

This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

Why Linux can make you feel thankful or merely stuffed

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Nov 23, 2017 11:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
It's turkey time — cause for reflection on how Unix and Linux have improved our lives.

How to Install Firefox Quantum on Debian Stretch Linux

Firefox 57 is easily the best update to come to Firefox ever. Mozilla even named this release "Quantum" because of how dramatically the browser speed improved. Couple that with the complete redesign of Firefox's UI, and you have a pretty dramatic change.

Linus Torvalds 'sorry' for swearing, blames popularity of Linux itself

More than 20 pulls a day on his desk, v.4.15 bloating and a Thanksgiving trip to pack for made Linus testy Linux overlord. Linus Torvalds has apologised – a bit – for calling some security-centric kernel contributors “f*cking morons”.

'Gimme Gimme Gimme' Easter egg in man breaks automated tests at 00:30

  • The Register; By Andrew Silver (Posted by bob on Nov 23, 2017 5:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Wow, I see what you did there *rolls eyes*. The maintainer of the Linux manual program man has scrapped an "Easter egg" after it broke a user's automatic code tests.

Chromebook exploit earns researcher second $100k bounty

For Google's bug bounty accountants, lightning just struck twice. In September 2016, an anonymous hacker called Gzob Qq earned $100,000 (?75,000) for reporting a critical "persistent compromise" exploit of Google's Chrome OS, used by Chromebooks.

Open Source Cloud Skills and Certification Are Key for SysAdmins

  • - Original Content; By Esther Shein (Posted by bob on Nov 23, 2017 1:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
System administrator is one of the most common positions employers are looking to fill among 53 percent of respondents to the 2017 Open Source Jobs Report. Consequently, sysadmins with skills in engineering can command higher salaries, as these positions are among the hardest to fill, the report finds.

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