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Linux Kernel 4.8.12 Released, Brings PA-RISC, PowerPC, and x86 Improvements

A few moments ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the twelfth maintenance update of the Linux 4.8 kernel series, as well as the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.36 LTS.

Amazon extends AWS IoT with offline processing

The AWS IoT cloud platform now offers Lambda-based “AWS Greengrass” software for Linux IoT devices, enabling offline processing and communication. In Oct. 2015, Amazon unveiled its AWS IoT platform for aggregating data to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This Week in Open Source News: Challenging the Microsoft Challengers, Fedora 25 Makes Linux Easy, & More

This week in open source and Linux news, Steven J. Vaughan-NIchols challenges the critics of the new Linux Foundation-Microsoft membership news, Fedora 25 is easy for newbies to use, and more. Keep reading for all the latest top OSS news!

Linux Kernel 4.4.36 LTS Introduces Minor PA-RISC Changes, Wireless Improvements

After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.8.12, renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed us about the availability of the thirty-sixth maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.

Rugged EPIC SBC gets a lift from Bay Trail Atoms

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Dec 3, 2016 1:01 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
WinSystems’ rugged, Linux-supported “EPX-C414” is an EPIC SBC with an Atom E3800, mini-PCIe and PC/104 expansion, and industrial temperature support. WinSystems, which recently announced an EBX-style EBC-C413 SBC based on the Atom E3800, once again taps a Bay Trail Atom, this time for an industrial strength EPIC form-factor EPX-C414. This upgrade for legacy EPIC environments […]

FBI Gains New Hacking Powers

  • The District Sentinel; By Sam Sacks (Posted by penguinist on Dec 2, 2016 11:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The FBI is now allowed to hack into computers anywhere in the world using only a single warrant, according to a new rule that was quietly implemented on Thursday.

3 open source password managers

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2016 9:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Maintaining complex, unique passwords for each site and service you use is among the most common pieces of advice that security professionals provide to the public every year. Yet no matter how many times it is said, it seems like a week doesn't go by where a high-profile hacking story hits the news, revealing that users of the service in question more often than not had such secure passwords as "12345" or "password" as the only wall of protection on their account. read more

Mozilla Reports 2015 Revenue of $421.3M

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 2, 2016 7:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
For its fiscal 2015 year, Mozilla reported revenue of $421.3 million, up from $329.6 million that it reported Mozilla's revenue's have grown significantly over the last decade. The first year that Mozilla ever publicly disclosed its financial status was for its 2005 fiscal year, when the open-source organization generated $52.9 million in revenue.

How to Install and Use Ruby on Rails with PostgreSQL on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2016 5:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ruby; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Rails on CentOS 7. We will install and configure Ruby on Rails with a PostgreSQL database, and then create our first project with Rails. Ruby on Rails (RoR), or short "rails", is a server-side web application framework written in ruby that follows MVC (Model-View-Controller) concept.

Finding crucial answers requires open decision making

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2016 3:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How does an open organization make decisions when stakeholders have contradictory priorities? And what if safety and human life are two of those priorities? In such a scenario, it seems that maximizing safety would supersede any other agenda, but engineering has a long history of failures that show otherwise. With their emphasis on open communication and clear guidelines, open organizations can help ensure those responsible for decisions avoid such failures. read more

How to install and configure web2py on CentOS 7

Web2Py is a simple yet powerful Python framework for developing web applications. In this tutorial we will show how to install the Web2Py framework on a CentOS 7 VPS.

How to Build an Email Server on Ubuntu Linux

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2016 12:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
In this series, we'll put together a nice reliable configurable mail server with Postfix, Dovecot, and OpenSSL on Ubuntu Linux.

How to care for the community over the code

In his talk, Joe reminded us of the #1 open source myth: Open source is comprised of mostly volunteers. The truth is, these days, pretty much any major open source project has people who are paid to work on it. There are always people who do it because they love it, but these days most of us are paid (and still love it). Over the years we have learned that if you want patches in a timely manner, you need people who are paid to do it. read more

Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!

For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to a copr repo, it's particularly easy on Fedora 25.

The December 2016 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the December 2016 issue.

3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC hands you a sixpack of USB 3.0

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Dec 2, 2016 7:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Portwell’s 3.5-inch “PEB-2773” SBC features dual- or quad-core Atom E3900 SoCs, wide-range power, industrial temperature support, and six USB 3.0 ports. Portwell’s PEB-2773 extends the 14nm-fabricated Atom E3900 (“Apollo Lake”) system-on-chips in the 3.5-inch SBC form factor. Other 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBCs include Advantech’s MIO-5350 and PCM-9366, as well as Aaeon’s GENE-APL5 and Avalue’s ECM-APL […]

openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.8.10, Virtualbox 5.1.10 Lands

openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio gladly informed the community of the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system about the updated packages that landed in the repositories.

Containers and Virtual Machines: A Dynamic Duo

It's easy to think of containers and VMs as a binary choice -- deciding whether to use a VM or a container (not both) for your use case. In his keynote at LinuxCon Europe, Brandon Philips, CTO at CoreOS, talked about a case study for using VMs and containers together to take advantage of the strengths of both.

Devuan 1.0 Jessie beta 2: That’s Debian Jessie minus systemd

Back when the developers of the Debian Linux distribution made the decision to go with systemd as the init system and service manager, a group of seasoned developers said, hell, no! They’d rather fork Debian than use systemd.

Linux Mint 18.1 Beta Is Out with Cinnamon 3.2 & MATE 1.16, Based on Ubuntu 16.04

A few moments ago, Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre proudly announced the release and immediate availability of the Beta version of the upcoming Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena".

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