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New NOVA Filesystem

Andiry Xu posted patches for a new filesystem called NOVA (NOn-Volatile memory Accelerated). Normal RAM chips are wiped every time you turn off your computer. Non-volatile RAM retains its data across reboots. Their project targeted byte-addressable non-volatile memory chips, such as Intel's 3DXpoint DIMMs.

Winepak Is A Flatpak Repository For Windows (Wine) Games And Applications

Winepak is a Flatpak repository for Microsoft Windows applications bundled with Wine. Its aim is to "make installing and running [Windows / Wine] applications Just Work", by packaging the Windows application as well as the runtimes required to run it under Linux (Wine, etc.).

Better API testing with the OpenAPI Specification

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 12, 2018 1:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you search the internet for "unexpected API behavior," you'll soon discover that no one likes when an API doesn't work as anticipated. When you consider the increasing number of APIs, continuous development, and delivery of the services built on top of them, it's no surprise that APIs can diverge from their expected behavior. This is why API test coverage is critical for success. For years, we have created unit and functional tests for our APIs, but where do we go from there? read more

Canonical Outs New Kernel Security Updates for All Supported Ubuntu Releases

Canonical released new kernel security updates for all supported Ubuntu Linux releases to address several security vulnerabilities discovered by various security researchers in the upstream Linux kernel.

Best Free Voice Chat Software for Linux Gaming

Although gamers rely on their keyboards, communicating with fellow players with the keyboard is often arduous, and an unnecessary distraction when in-game.

New Distro Release: systemd-free Debian-based Devuan 2.0 ASCII

Debian based Devuan 2.0 has been released. Devuan doesn’t use systemd and the new release allows you to choose between SysVinit and OpenRC init systems.

WebCatalog Allows You To Run Webapps From The Desktop In Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jun 12, 2018 8:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
WebCatalog is a cross-platform application designed to transfer different webapps to the desktop. The idea is not something new or has not been done before, there is Mozilla Prism to testify that it has been trying to do something like that since 2009. Now, the software we are dealing with has an updated design and an interesting catalog of applications.

What version of Linux am I running?

The question "what version of Linux" can mean two different things. Strictly speaking, Linux is the kernel, so the question can refer specifically to the kernel's version number, or "Linux" can be used more colloquially to refer to the entire distribution, as in Fedora Linux or Ubuntu Linux. read more

CentOS-Based NethServer 7.5 Linux OS Launches with New Mail Server, NextCloud 13

NethServer project's Alessio Fattorini informs Softpedia today on the general availability of the NethServer 7.5 server-oriented, Linux-based operating system release.

How Cisco is Expanding Its Container and Kubernetes Efforts

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 12, 2018 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Lew Tucker, VP and CTO for Cloud Computing at Cisco details his company's latest initiatives to enable container applications across Cisco technologies.

How to Monitor Laptop Battery Usage in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jun 12, 2018 3:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Monitoring your laptop’s battery is important. Explore these ways to manage your battery in Linux.

Meet IBM Summit, World's Fastest and Smartest Supercomputer Powered by Linux

ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and the U.S. Department of Energy unveiled Summit, world’s most powerful, fastest, and smartest scientific supercomputer powered by Linux.

Open Source Security hit with bill for defamation claim

Judge okays $260K in defense costs to Bruce Perens and lawyers under anti-SLAPP Open Source Security, maker of the grsecurity Linux kernel patches, has been directed to pay Bruce Perens and his legal team almost $260,000 following a failed defamation claim.…

Turn Your Raspberry Pi into a Tor Relay Node

  • Linux.com; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on Jun 11, 2018 11:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Raspberry Pi; Story Type: News Story
without sacrificing too much of your time or resources, you can turn your old Raspberry Pi into a perfectly functioning Tor relay node.

SparkyLinux 5.4 "Nibiru" Operating System Released Based on Debian 10 "Buster"

The developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux operating system announced today the release and immediate availability for download of the SparkyLinux 5.4 rolling release.

3 open source alternatives to Adobe Lightroom

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 11, 2018 9:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You wouldn't be wrong to wonder whether the smartphone, that modern jack-of-all-trades, is taking over photography. While that might be valid in the point-and-shoot camera market, there are a sizeable number of photography professionals and hobbyists who recognize that a camera that fits in your pocket can never replace a high-end DSLR camera and the depth, clarity, and realism of its photos. read more

How To Use Linux Screen

  • linuxize.com; By linuxize (Posted by linuxize on Jun 11, 2018 7:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Have you ever faced the situation where you perform a long-running task on a remote machine and suddenly your connection drops, the SSH session is terminated and your work is lost. Well it has happened to all of us at some point, hasn’t it? Luckily, there is a utility called screen that allows us to the resume our sessions.

OpenStreetMap Should Be a Priority for the Open Source Community

Open source has won. The fact that free software now dominates practically every sector of computing (with the main exception of the desktop) is proof of that... Open, collaborative development allows people to build on the work of others, instead of wastefully re-inventing the wheel, and it enables the best solutions to be chosen on technical, rather than commercial, grounds.

How to partition a disk in Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 11, 2018 5:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Creating and deleting partitions in Linux is a regular practice because storage devices (such as hard drives and USB drives) must be structured in some way before they can be used. In most cases, large storage devices are divided into separate sections called partitions. Partitioning also allows you to divide your hard drive into isolated sections, where each section behaves as its own hard drive. Partitioning is particularly useful if you run multiple operating systems. read more

How to Setup Puppet Master and Agent on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 11, 2018 4:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Puppet is an open source configuration management tool and server automation framework. In this tutorial, I will you how to install Puppet on CentOS 7. I will install and configure a CentOS 7 server as a puppet 'master', and the other one as an 'agent'.

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