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Krita Version 4.0 Released With Improved Vector Tools

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Derick Sullivan Lobga (Posted by elobga on Mar 27, 2018 10:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Krita, one of the best free and open source cross-platform digital painting application has released it's version 4.0. It comes with many improvements and new features. Krita runs on Linux distros, Windows and MacOS. See changes in the post below.

Happy 25th birthday Red Hat Linux!

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2018 9:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
25 years ago, in Bob Young wife's sewing room, the most successful of all Linux and open-source software companies got its start. Young and current Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst share their thoughts on Red Hat's journey.

Loop better: A deeper look at iteration in Python

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2018 7:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Python's for loops don't work the way for loops do in other languages. In this article we're going to dive into Python's for loops to take a look at how they work under the hood and why they work the way they do. Looping gotchas We're going to start off our journey by taking a look at some "gotchas." After we've learned how looping works in Python, we'll take another look at these gotchas and explain what's going on. read more

How to Easily Read a Linux Man Page

  • Make Tech Easier; By Casey Houser (Posted by damien on Mar 27, 2018 6:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
One of the most important skills you can learn as a Linux user is how to use a manual page, or “man page.” Linux Man pages are fairly easy to tackle. This article will introduce you to those simple documents.

Huawei P20 Final Specs Leaked Ahead of March 27 Launch, Comes with Android 8.1

The final specs of the soon-to-be-unveiled Huawei P20 line-up appear to have been leaked online ahead of tomorrow's official launch, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the Android-powered smartphones.

How to create an open source stack using EFK

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2018 3:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Managing an infrastructure of servers is a non-trivial task. When one cluster is misbehaving, logging in to multiple servers, checking each log, and using multiple filters until you find the culprit is not an efficient use of resources. read more

Linux Mint Announces New MintBox Mini 2, Mozilla Plans to Add Ad Blocking to Firefox, Slax New Version and More

News briefs for March 26, 2018.

Linux more Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2018 1:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Sometimes, while working on the command line, you'll see outputs produced by commands in certain cases are so large that they don't fit into the screen area, and hence, you get to see only the last part of the output (as the initial part scrolls past the screen). Thankfully, there are utilities that are specifically designed to help you in such cases, and one of them is more.

TLS 1.3 Encryption Standard Moves Forward, Improving Internet Security

A decade after the last SSL/TLS web encryption standard was released, the IETF has finally settled on the 28th draft of the TLS 1.3 standard to be the next major protocol for internet security. The new standard aims to provide improved security and cryptographic assurances for the internet.

Launching External Processes in Python

Think it's complex to connect your Python program to the UNIX shell? Think again!

Digitizing VHS with Linux, creating a Bash completion script, Ansible, home automation, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Rikki Endsley (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2018 9:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Last week our most popular articles covered a spectrum of fun and practical uses for technology at home and in the workplace. Here's the list of reader favorites from March 19-25.

Linux Foundation Launches LF Deep Learning Foundation for AI

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 26, 2018 8:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
The Linux Foundation brings technology vendors together to form new effort that aims to make it easier for different industry vertical to benefit from Artificial Intelligence.

Latest MintBox miniPC advances to Apollo Lake based FitLet2 foundation

The Linux Mint project unveiled a “MintBox Mini 2” mini-PC with Linux Mint 19 preloaded on a Compulab Fitlet2 with a quad-core Celeron J3455, up to 8GB RAM and 120GB SSD, dual GbE, wireless, and mini-DP. For years, Compulab’s mini-PCs have offered pre-loaded Linux Mint, in addition to Windows and barebones options...

Mozilla Releases Firefox 59.0.2 to Fix High CPU/Memory Bug, Audio Issue on BSD

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 26, 2018 5:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla released on Monday the second point release of its latest Firefox 59 "Quantum" web browser for all supported platforms, fixing quite a bunch of issues and adding various improvements.

Ubuntu's Snapcraft Snap Creator Gets Better AppStream Integration, Base Support

Canonical's Snapcraft team announced over the weekend the release of Snapcraft 2.40, an incremental update to the open-source tool used for packaging Linux apps as Snaps for Ubuntu other Snap-enabled GNU/Linux distros.

Linus Torvalds says new Linux lands next week and he's sticking to that … for now

Bloated rc7 may or not be a sign of delays Linus Torvalds is pretty sure he’ll release version 4.16 of the Linux kernel next week.…

Supporting protected computing on IBM Power Architecture

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2018 11:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This article describes the changes to the IBM Power Architecture that can be used to provide enhanced protection of virtual machines from other software running on the same system. A new higher privilege mode called Ultravisor mode is being introduced, along with the concept of secure virtual machines (SVMs). This mode is supported by the Protected Execution Ultravisor which will be open sourced. An SVM is protected at rest, when transmitted over a network as a file, and while executing. In this article, we discuss the impact of this new architecture for SVMs. There is near-zero impact on VMs.

4 command line note-taking applications for Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2018 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
When you need to save a code snippet or a URL, an idea or a quote, you probably fire up a text editor or turn to a desktop or web-based note-taking tool. But those aren't your only options. If you spend time working in terminal windows, you can use one of the many note-taking tools available for the Linux command line. Let's take a look at of those four apps. tnote read more

How to Install Pydio Web File Manager on Debian 9

Pydio is a powerful open source web file sync and file share solution software for online collaboration, similar to Gdrive or other online file-sharing services. In this tutorial, we’ll cover the installation and configuration process of the Pydio Community Edition from source on Debian 9 release, on top of LAMP stack.

New Spanish dictionaries available in Fedora

One of the biggest success stories in open source is its support for users from all around the world. The hunspell spell checker project is a great example.Hunspell accesses dictionaries in dozens of languages to allow users to check the spelling...

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