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3 Easy Ways To Get A Summary Of Disk Usage (Directory & Folders Size) In Linux

Print a disk usage summary to get an actual disk usage on your system.

Upcoming Fedora Atomic Host lifecycle changes

The Fedora Project ships new Fedora Server and Workstation releases at roughly six-month intervals. It then maintains each release for around thirteen months. So Fedora N is supported by the community until one month after the release of Fedora N+2. Since... Continue Reading →

Debian Devs Urge Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake Users to Disable HyperThreading

Debian developer Henrique de Moraes Holschuh is warning users of the popular GNU/Linux distribution about a new security flaw that affects Intel's 6th and 7th generation Skylake and Kaby Lake processors supporting HyperThreading.

Microsoft recommends you ignore Microsoft-recommended update

Left hand quits trying to meet right hand, waves at customers saying 'don't break Skype' Earlier this month, Microsoft gave the world .NET Framework 4.7 and urged users to install it for the usual reasons: more fun bits to play with and a security improvements.…

Introduction to Bash shell redirections

  •; By Egidio Docile (Posted by linuxer on Jun 26, 2017 3:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, LPI
Redirection is the ability to redirect the input and output of various commands to and from files or devices. We are going to see how redirecting works in Bash: the default shell in the majority of Linux distributions.

Google's Chrome OS Team Is Experimenting with Refreshed Sign-In/Lock Screens

Google's Chromium evangelist François Beaufort recently revealed that the Chrome OS team is currently experimenting with refreshed versions of the Sing-In and Lock screens in the operating system.

Honeypots and the Internet of Things

  • SecureList; By Vladimir Kuskov, Mikhail Kuzin, Yaroslav Shmelev, Denis Makrushin, Igor Grachev (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2017 12:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Security; Groups: Community
There were a number of incidents in 2016 that triggered increased interest in the security of so-called IoT or 'smart' devices. They included, among others, the record-breaking DDoS attacks against the French hosting provider OVH and the US DNS provider Dyn. These attacks are known to have been launched with the help of a massive botnet made up of routers, IP cameras, printers and other devices.

To compete or to collaborate? 4 criteria for making the call

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 10:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In my series on becoming more open, I've written about selecting teammates for an open project, working with people that have different personalities, and encouraging front-line decision-making. read more

digiKam 5.6 Professional Photo Management App Released with HTML Gallery Tool

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 25, 2017 8:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The digiKam development team is pleased to announce the release of digiKam 5.6, a new stable update of the open-source and cross-platform professional photo management app for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

Why aren't more researchers using open source?

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 6:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Academic researchers depend on a variety of highly specialized software to power their studies. The commercial software options in common use are expensive; either investigators must purchase a large number of licenses for common applications like data analysis tools, or they have to buy costly single licenses for specialized software, such as an application for a specific laboratory device. read more

Red Hat moves into remote offices with Hyperconverged Infrastructure

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 4:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat's new Hyperconverged Infrastructure brings datacenter capabilites into your branch offices.

LibreOffice 6.0 to Automatically Update Itself on GNU/Linux, but There's a Catch

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 25, 2017 2:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
LibreOffice developer Markus Mohrhard recently announced that his work on the new automatic updater for the upcoming LibreOffice 6.0 office suite for Linux is finally ready to see the light of day.

3 mistakes to avoid when learning to code in Python

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 12:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
It's never easy to admit when you do things wrong, but making errors is part of any learning process, from learning to walk to learning a new programming language, such as Python. Here's a list of three things I got wrong when I was learning Python, presented so that newer Python programmers can avoid making the same mistakes. These are errors that either I got away with for a long time or that that created big problems that took hours to solve. Take heed young coders, some of these mistakes are afternoon wasters! read more

Rockstor: A Solid Cloud Storage Solution for Small or Home Office

  •; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 10:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, Linux
The Linux platform can do quite a lot of things; it can be just about anything need it to be and function in nearly any form. One of the many areas in which Linux excels is that of storage. With the help of a few constituent pieces, you can have a powerful NAS or cloud storage solution up and running.

Developing cloud apps: 3 ways to be more efficient

3 ways IT leaders can avoid the "create because we can" mentality

7 Great Linux Design Tools Digital Artists Should Know

If you are a digital artist, Linux offers some of the best design tools you can use to create outstanding designs. Here are 7 of the best Linux design tools you should use.

Canonical Makes It Easy to Install Unity7 on Ubuntu 17.10, GNOME Remains Default

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 25, 2017 5:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
It looks like Unity 7 is not dead yet, as Canonical's Will Cooke is now informing the community that the Ubuntu Desktop team has been working lately on making it easier for users to install the Unity 7 session and related packages on Ubuntu 17.10.

Microsoft and Bill Gates Become More Actively Involved in Their Biggest Patent Troll (and World's Biggest Troll), Intellectual Ventures

The world's largest patent troll, which reportedly operates (litigates) through literally thousands of shells, has received yet more financial aid from Microsoft and Bill Gates

Firefox Focus for Android, Torvalds reflects on Linux, and more news

  •; By Joshua Allen Holm (Posted by bob on Jun 25, 2017 1:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Android, Linux
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source seeds, the release of Firefox Focus for Android, and more. Open source news roundup for June 11-24, 2017.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat Is Rolling Out to Sony Xperia X and X Compact Smartphones

After seeding the Android 7.0 (Nougat) software update to Sony Xperia XA, Xperia XA Dual SIM, Xperia XA Ultra, and Xperia XA Ultra Dual SIM models, Sony Mobile is now rolling out the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update to Xperia X and X Compact phones.

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