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RIP Robin "Roblimo" Miller

fellow journalist and long-time voice of the Linux community Robin "Roblimo" Miller has passed away. Miller was perhaps best known by the community for his roll as Editor in Chief of Open Source Technology Group, the company that owned Slashdot, SourceForge.net, freshmeat, Linux.com, NewsForge, and ThinkGeek from 2000 to 2008. He went on to write and do video interviews for FOSS Force, as well as authoring books of his own.

As Marcel Gagne so perfectly summarized, "Robin was one of those people who could make you laugh while teaching you a thing or two." Roblimo, you will be missed. 

RHEL and CentOS Linux 7 Receive Mitigations for Spectre Variant 4 Vulnerability

As promised earlier this week, Red Hat released software mitigations for all of its affected products against the recently disclosed Spectre Variant 4 security vulnerability that also affects its derivatives, including CentOS Linux.

The next huge strategy game from Paradox named Imperator: Rome will support Linux

Update: The same fellow I spoke to at Paradox just emailed in again, so we're now able to confirm Linux will be supported for Imperator: Rome! Here's what they said: Paradox has confirmed that it plans to offer Imperator: Rome for Linux platforms

Tor Hidden Services

When people write privacy guides, for the most part they are written from the perspective of the client. Whether you are using HTTPS, blocking tracking cookies or going so far as to browse the internet over Tor, those privacy guides focus on helping end users protect themselves from the potentially malicious and spying web. in this article, I describe how to go one step further and make it possible for your users to use your services completely anonymously via Tor hidden services.

Setup New User and SSH Key Auth. using Ansible on Ubuntu 18.04

Ansible is a simple automation tool that automates software applications deployment, cloud provisioning, and configuration management. It's a server orchestration tool that helps you to manage and control a large number of server nodes from single places called 'Control Machines'. In this tutorial, we will learn how to deploy a new user and enable the SSH Key-Based authentication using the automation tool Ansible.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Gets First Kernel Update with Patch for Spectre Variant 4 Flaw

Canonical released the first kernel security update for its Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system to fix a security issue that affects this release of Ubuntu and its derivatives.

ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH

ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH error shows in your web browser when the browser cannot establish secure connection with the web server. Today we will show you how to fix ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH error.

Bitwarden Password Manager Adds Command Line Vault

Bitwarden, the secure, open source password manager we talked about recently, added a command line tool to its list of apps you can use to access your passwords. Bitwarden CLI is currently in public beta testing, and according to its documentation, it includes all the features available in other Bitwarden client applications, like the desktop or browser extension.

4 Easy Ways to Get Out of a Ubuntu Crash

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on May 24, 2018 3:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
On Ubuntu, there are several ways to escape crashes and recover from them when they occur. Find out how to save your Ubuntu computer when the unexpected strikes.

Navigating the container security ecosystem

As container adoption increases, security automation will become a critical element of every organization's workflow.

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia to arrive on Linux in June, after the Mac release

Feral Interactive have now confirmed that Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia will arrive on Linux next month, with the Mac release this month.

How To Install Nginx, MariaDB, PHP (LEMP stack) on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

If you want to run PHP-based websites on Linux, Apache isn't your only option. Nginx is a faster, lighter weight, web server that's fairly easy to configure and get running. Plus, it's excellent at handling other tasks like load balancing, server optimization, and acting as a reverse proxy.

4 Markdown-powered slide generators

Imagine you've been tapped to give a presentation. As you're preparing your talk, you think, "I should whip up a few slides." Maybe you prefer the simplicity of plain text, or maybe you think software like LibreOffice Writer is overkill for what you need to do. Or perhaps you just want to embrace your inner geek.

KDE’s New Elisa Music Player: So Close, Yet So Far Away

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Phillip Prado (Posted by elobga on May 24, 2018 11:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Multimedia
With the rise of streaming services bringing easy access to media, owning your own music and movies is at a seemingly all-time low. In my case, it wasn’t until recently that I started recollecting local music files again once I started caring more about the quality of music that I was listening to.

Building a data processing pipeline using the ELK stack and Ruby

Application logs often contain valuable data. How can we extract this data in a timely and cost-effective way? As a sample app, we will discuss a multi-tenant system where we host multiple sites via subdomains.

Linux sum Command Tutorial for Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 24, 2018 10:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
As you start spending more and more time working on the Linux command line, you tend to learn utilities that aren't very frequently used. Once such tool is sum, which only offers two features: display checksum and block count for input files. In this short tutorial, we will quickly discuss the basics of sum using some easy to understand examples.

Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?

And sprinkle those angry YouTube vids with a pinch of salt, please. Ubuntu 18.04, launched last month, included a new Welcome application that runs the first time you boot into your new install. The Welcome app does several things, including offering to opt you out of Canonical's new data collection tool.…

AsteroidOS and OpenWatch Aim to Open Up Smartwatch Market

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on May 24, 2018 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
The AsteroidOS project has released version 1.0 of its open source, Linux-based smartwatch distribution. Designed for after-market installation on “Wear OS by Google” (formerly Android Wear) watches, AsteroidOS can now be dual booted on seven different models. The release follows the late March announcement of an OpenWatch Project for building Android based open source custom ROMs on Wear OS watches.

Whats new in OpenStack?

The OpenStack global community is gathering together in Vancouver, British Columbia this week to collaborate, learn, and build the future of open source cloud computing.

LXQt 0.13.0 Desktop Environment Released, Will Be Available in Lubuntu 18.10

Just in time for the final release of the Qt 5.11 open-source and cross-platform application framework, the LXQt 0.13.0 desktop environment has been released this week with various improvements.

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