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How to gain encrypted email on the Chromebook

I needed to use encryption on my Chromebook. For the longest time I was working with encryption apps, like Minilock. Eventually it became clear this wasn't the most efficient use of my time. So I waited for a better solution.

7 cool little open source projects that stood out in 2016

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2016 12:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the early days of the open source movement, a lot of the attention was on operating systems, and later on large content management systems. These days, containers are mentioned regularly even in mainstream news outlets. The big tech stories are great, but they miss the other great activity in the niches of the open source space. I've rounded up seven interesting lesser-known projects from the past year. You can see more articles about projects like this in my Nooks and Crannies column. read more

More Examples of Microsoft and Its Patent Trolls Taxing Linux, Even After Microsoft 'Joined' (Paid) the Linux Foundation

A quick look at the past week's news and clues about Microsoft's (and its broad army of patent trolls) strategy for taxing Linux, or imposing bundling at zero cost (to Microsoft)

Rugged Skylake embedded PC has wide range power

Axiomtek’s “eBOX565-500-FL” computer runs Linux or Windows on dual-core Intel 6th Gen CPUs, and offers four USB 3.0 ports and wide-range power. The eBOX565-500-FL updates the two-year-old eBOX560-880-FL embedded PC, which provides dual-core Intel 4th Gen “Haswell” Core and Celeron CPUs. The very similar eBOX565-500-FL instead taps the 14nm Intel 6th Gen “Skylake” ULT processors, […]

4 open source peer-to-peer marketplaces

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2016 8:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Peer-to-peer marketplaces have been booming, and PwC predicts the market will go from $15 billion in 2013 to $355 billion in 2025. read more

Google Chrome 55 Fixes Flaws, Blocks Flash

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 6, 2016 7:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The long, slow march of Adobe's Flash technology off the web has reached another milestone with the debut of Google's Chrome 55 web browser.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Now Officially Available as 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 Image

openSUSE Project, through Douglas DeMaio, announces a 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 image of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system.

Red Hat brings full JBoss software stack to OpenShift

Red Hat's Java Enterprise Edition middleware stack is now available on the company's Plaform-as-a-Service cloud.

Troubleshooting disk usage on a Linux server with ncdu

  • LinuxBSDos.com; By finid (Posted by finid on Dec 6, 2016 3:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
That pointed to a disk is full situation. Not good! Now I have to find out what application or applications chewed up whatever free disk space I had left. That’s when I thought about the easiest tool to use when troubleshooting disk usage on a Linux server – ncdu.

RaspArch, the Arch Linux Remix for Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs, Now Shipping with Yaourt

After announcing the release of a new version of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux operating system for Intel Compute Stick devices, Arne Exton today announced the availability of RaspArch Build 161205.

7 Linux predictions for 2017

In 2017, Bryan Lunduke sees changes for the Linux desktop market, Canonical shifting its focus, changes for Ubuntu installation and more.

Why I'm joining Mozilla's Board, by Helen Turvey

Today, I’m very honored to join Mozilla’s Board. Firefox is how I first got in contact with Mozilla. The browser was my first interaction with free and open source software. I downloaded it in 2004, not with any principled stance

Try Fedora in the cloud for free with Dply

  • Fedora Magazine; By Matthew Miller (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2016 11:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, Fedora
Fedora 25 is now available on Dply. Dply is a new experimental cloud provider which lets you run an instance for two hours at a time — for free, with no catch.

PiCluster: Simplified Container Orchestration

PiCluster is a simple way to manage Docker containers on multiple hosts.

Google Patches Android for 74 Vulnerabilities in December Update

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 5, 2016 8:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Android
Final scheduled security update for Android in 2016 brings a long list of security fixes including 11 critical flaws.

Step by Step Guide to Bodhi Linux 4.0.0

This free guide explains in simple language how to get started with Bodhi Linux 4 and how to make the most of the Moksha desktop.

Pico-ITX SBC runs Ubuntu on Braswell

DFI announced an Intel Braswell based “BW051” Pico-ITX SBC with up to 8GB DDR3L, mini-PCIe, SATA 3.0, mSATA, and Linux support. DFI, which earlier this year tapped Intel’s “Braswell” generation of SoCs for its BW968 COM Express Compact Type 6 module, has now chosen Braswell for a Pico-ITX SBC. The 100 x 72mm BW051 ships […]

How to use and make the most of fuser command in Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2016 4:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Suppose you are given a task to identify the processes that are using a particular file, and then kill them one by one - all this has to be done from the command line. What would you do? Well, if you are a command line newbie, I am sure you'd be clueless, asking around for help. But command line pros will likely have an idea that there exists a command line utility in Linux that lets you identify processes based on the files (or directories, or sockets) they are accessing. Not only that, the tool also allows you to kill these processes, so you don't have to use the kill or killall commands separately. The command line utility we're talking about is fuser.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform

The adoption of OpenStack in production environments has burgeoned, necessitating increased requirements for enhanced management and seamlessly integrated enterprise capabilities.

Turn Raspberry Pi 3 Into a Powerful Media Player With RasPlex

This tutorial shows how to build an inexpensive Plex Media Player using Raspberry Pi 3 and RasPlex.

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