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SnoozeTabs and Pulse: New Experiments Coming to Firefox Test Pilot

Since launching the new Firefox Test Pilot program in May 2016, we’ve debuted several experiments with the goal of finding browser features that users love and incorporating them into future versions of Firefox. Today, we’re continuing our efforts toward creating a more modern and better performing Firefox with two new Test Pilot experiments.

How China Mobile Is Using Linux and Open Source

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 4:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Mobile
China Mobile is one of the biggest telecom companies in the world, with more than 800 million users in China -- all of whom are served with open source technologies. During the 2016 Mobile World Congress, China Mobile declared that the operational support system running their massive network would be based on open source software. China Mobile is not alone; many major networking vendors are moving to open source technologies.

LibreELEC 8.0.0 Officially Released for Raspberry Pi SBCs with Kodi 17 "Krypton"

The development team behind the open-source LibreELEC operating system for Raspberry Pi and other embedded devices proudly announced today the release and general availability of LibreELEC 8.0.0.

FLOSS Weekly 422: Arduino Update

This week's guest, Kathy Giori, manages Arduino's US business operations, establishes strategic partnerships, engages in Maker community and open source software events, looks for ways to boost Arduino education and training, and volunteers for workshops and hackathons.

Linux Kernel 4.10 Released -- Happy Anniversary!

Kernel 4.10 has the honor of being christened the "Anniversary Edition" by Linus Torvalds. I'm guessing this is because of the recent 25th anniversary of the release of Linux 0.01. Admittedly, it is a bit late for that (the anniversary was back in September); however, Linus had not named any of the recent releases for the occasion, opting instead for naming them after several deranged animals.

New OpenStack Ocata stabilizes popular open-source cloud

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2017 11:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Usually, it would be another couple of months before the open-source OpenStack Foundation cloud released a new version of its cloud software. This time around the OpenStack community released the latest version, Ocata, on a one-time, shorter cycle. This release is focused on improving stability, scalability, and performance of the core compute and networking services.

The Perfect Server CentOS 7.3 with Apache, Postfix, Dovecot, Pure-FTPD, BIND and ISPConfig 3.1

This tutorial shows how to install ISPConfig 3.1 on a CentOS 7.3 (64Bit) server. ISPConfig 3 is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, Mailman, and many more.

Rewriting the history of free software and computer graphics

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2017 9:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Do you remember those days in the early nineties when most screensavers were showing flying 3D metallic logotypes? Did you have one? read more

OpenStack Ocata Improves Cloud Usability and Federation

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 22, 2017 8:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
The 15th release of the open-source OpenStack cloud platform is now available, with better container services integration, improved cloud federation and an enhanced dashboard.

Introduction to LaTeXila - a multi-language LaTeX editor for Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2017 7:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
LaTeXila is a multi-language LaTeX editor for Linux users who prefer the GTK+ looks. The software is simple, easy to use, adequately powerful and customizable, so if you’re interested in LaTeX you should give this tool a try. In the following quick guide, I will showcase how to get started with LaTeXila and what its main features are.

How to communicate from a Linux shell: Email, instant messaging

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on Feb 22, 2017 6:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Communicating entirely from a Linux shell/terminal is astoundingly easy. And the benefits make doing so pretty enticing. For email, try mutt or Alpine. For instant messaging, try Finch or hangups.

A brief intro to building apps with React Native

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2017 4:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android; Story Type: News Story
React Native is a framework for building native apps using React and JavaScript. It allows you to create Android and iOS applications using only one language for both apps. Thousands of apps are using React Native, from established Fortune 500 companies to hot new startups. The best part is that its open source; see the official React Native repository on GitHub. read more

How to create FTP user with specific directory access in 7 easy steps

This post describes How we can create FTP user with specific directory access. This enables us to restrict the user to only be able to do anything within that folder.

SSH Password Testing With Hydra on Kali Linux

Hail Hydra! Okay, so we're not talking about the Marvel villains here, but we are talking about a tool that can definitely do some damage. Hydra is a popular tool for launching brute force attacks on login credentials.

Quantum computing for everyone, a programmer's perspective

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2017 1:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux
About a week ago, IBM launched Quantum Experience. The cornerstone of this initiative is to make a real, working quantum computer available for anyone. This blog discusses Quantum Experience, gives the basics while trying to dwell as little as possible on Algebra or Physics and, at the end, we’ll build a simple algorithm and discuss the results.

Best practices for guiding new coders

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 22, 2017 12:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
As the new year progresses, many free and open source projects are turning their attention to various formalized mentoring programs, such as Mozilla's Winter of Security, Outreachy, and (the program with my favorite name) the X.Org Endless Vacation of Code. read more

Microsoft issues critical security patches, but leaves zero-day flaws at risk

Windows users will have to wait another three weeks to patch two serious vulnerabilities with exploit code when Microsoft's regular patching schedule resumes.

SteamVR for Linux is now officially in Beta

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Feb 22, 2017 10:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Valve have put up SteamVR for Linux officially in Beta form and they are keen to stress that this is a development release. Great to finally see VR on Linux!

Tips for tpp and patat

You might be surprised to learn that there are programs for running presentations in a terminal. No, I don't mean opening PowerPoint or Impress slides one after the other, as images in a frame-buffered console. I mean presenting slides coded for the terminal, in a terminal. Interesting idea? It seems to be, because there are (at least) 8 terminal presentation programs for Linux. [..] I haven't tried them all, but I've found tpp and patat to be fairly easy to use. Below are a few tips on working with these two programs.

RPi-friendly home automation kit adds voice recognition support

Matrix Labs launched an Indiegogo campaign for “Matrix Voice,” a voice input board that works standalone, or in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi or UP SBC. Matrix IoT hub Following its successful Kickstarter campaign for a standalone Matrix home automation and surveillance hub, and subsequent release of an FPGA-driven Matrix Creator daughter board for use […]

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