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News: Linux Top 3: Parted Magic, Quirky and Ultimate Edition

Three interesting Linux distributions briefly described: New Parted Magic 2017_01_08,? Quirky 8.1.6 and Ultimate Edition 5.1 Linux .

Linus Torvalds Announces Fourth Linux 4.10 Kernel Release Candidate, Get It Now

It's Sunday evening, again, and Linus Torvalds just made his weekly announcement to inform the community about the immediate availability for download of a new Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel.

Truffle Hog Finds Security Keys Hidden in GitHub Code

A tool is now available on GitHub for finding security keys that might have been accidentally left behind in open source code.

64-bit RPi Compute Module 3 ships for $25 to $30

Raspberry Pi Trading’s first 64-bit computer-on-module version of their flagship single board computer has finally arrived. Despite the name, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) is only the second generation of the CM1. Its name syncs up with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SBC, which uses the same quad-core, 64-bit Broadcom SoC.

Use Docker remotely on Atomic Host

Atomic Host from Project Atomic is a lightweight container based OS that can run Linux containers. It’s been optimized to use as a container run-time system for cloud environments. For instance, it can host a Docker daemon and containers. At times, you may want... Continue Reading →

Yet Another CentOS vs Ubuntu Comparison

  • ThisHosting.Rocks; By ThisHosting.Rocks (Posted by Feenta on Jan 16, 2017 7:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
The most popular comparison when it comes to Linux server distros.

Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie" Live and Installable ISOs Now Available for Download

We reported the other day that the Debian Project released Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie," which is the seventh maintenance update to the current Debian Stable series of Linux-based computer operating systems.

Terrible Ideas in Git

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2017 4:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
"Git does let you do some extraordinarily powerful things. Powerful, of course, in this talk, is a polite euphemism for stupid," says Corey Quinn of FutureAdvisor at LinuxCon North America. Who hasn't experienced at least one moment of feeling like a complete dunce when using Git? Sure, Git is wonderful, everyone uses it, and you can do most of your work with a few basic commands. But it also has mighty powers to make us feel like we have no idea what we're doing.

Target CIO explains how DevOps took root inside the retail giant

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Damon Brown (Posted by crudder on Jan 16, 2017 3:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Interview
Target CIO Mike McNamara explains how he helped to scale and accelerate a grassroots DevOps movement throughout the IT organization.

Can academic faculty members teach with Wikipedia?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2017 2:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Since 2010, 29,000 students have completed the Wiki Ed program. They have added 25 million words to Wikipedia, or the equivalent of 85,000 printed pages of content. This is 66% of the total words in the last print edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. When Wiki Ed students are most active, they are contributing 10% of all the content being added to underdeveloped, academic content areas on Wikipedia. Eager to learn more I contacted LiAnna Davis, director of Programs for Wiki Ed, who enthusiastically agreed to answer my questions. read more

How to debug C programs in Linux using gdb

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2017 1:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you are a C/C++ programmer or develop software using the Fortran and Modula-2 programming languages, you'll be glad to know there exists an excellent debugger - dubbed GDB - that lets you easily debug your code for bugs and other problems. In this article, we will discuss the basics of GDB, including some of the useful features/options it provides.

P-Brain.ai: Simple, extendible voice assistant destined for the Raspberry Pi

Introducing P-Brain.ai; A simple Node.js based voice assistant for the browser which makes use of NLP (Natural Language Processing), TTS (Text to speech) & STT (Speech to text) and can quickly be extended using Alexa skills-like plugins.

Getting started with shell scripting

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 16, 2017 11:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The world's best conceptual introduction to shell scripting comes from an old AT&T training video. In the video, Brian W. Kernighan (the "K" in awk) and Lorinda L. Cherry (co-author of bc) demonstrate how one of the founding principles of UNIX was to empower users to leverage existing utilities to create complex and customized tools. read more

Docker 1.12.6 Fixes Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 16, 2017 9:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Cloud
The Docker Engine 1.12.6 release debuted on Jan. 10 as a security update for all Docker container users. The new engine fixes single flaw identified as CVE-2016-9962, title, 'Insecure opening of file-descriptor allows privilege escalation.'

Tails 2.10 Will Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.8 and Tor 0.2.9, Add exFAT Support

A new stable release of Tails, the beloved anonymous Live CD that helps you stay hidden online when navigating various websites on the Internet, is being prepared.

Tips for contributors, managing containers at CERN, and more OpenStack news

Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. OpenStack around the web From news sites to developer blogs, there's a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few highlights. read more

Intel Haswell GPUs Now Support OpenGL 4.2 for Ubuntu Gamers in Padoka/Oibaf PPAs

Ubuntu gamers relying upon their Intel Haswell graphics card series to play various games that support these GPUs will be happy to learn that the open-source Intel drivers now support OpenGL 4.2.

Can RISC-V - Linux of Microprocessors - Start an Open Hardware Renaissance?

I share the hope with many people that we will soon have access to modern, capable devices powered by both open hardware AND software. There have been advancements in recent years and more hardware is being opened up, but the microprocessors in our pc's and other devices are stuck running one of the dominant, closed Instruction Set Architectures. RISC-V aims to fix this.

OpenStack Vendor Mirantis Offers Managed OpenContrail SDN Services

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 15, 2017 8:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
The open-source OpenContrail Software Defined Networking (SDN) technology is one of the most widely used and deployed networking approaches in the OpenStack cloud market. That's a fact that is not lost on OpenStack vendor Mirantis, which is why today Mirantis is announcing commercial support for OpenContrail.

It's Now Possible to Use openSUSE Inside Windows 10, Here's How to Install It

It's not officially endorsed, but it would appear that you can now use either openSUSE Leap or SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux operating systems inside Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows 10.

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