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The Last LinuxCon, MariaDB Goes Open Core & More…

Also included: Gilles Chanteperdrix passes, corporate Linux, Cisco patches against the NSA, MariaDB’s proprietary moves, Netrunner becomes Maui, Ubuntu to replace Upstart, Fedora and Wayland, and Linux client for Yandex Disk.

When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules

  • Santa Cruz Sentinal; By Troy Wolverton (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2016 1:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Are you curious about what the leading security gurus do to protect their own systems...

How to set up quick and easy file sharing with Samba

If you want to use a Linux desktop or server to share files, see how simple it can be with the help of Samba.

Great new technical guides, tutorials and documentation for OpenStack

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2016 8:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
The number of tools and projects which fall under the broad heading of "open source cloud" seem to grow every month. Just inside of the OpenStack umbrella, there are dozens of different projects to keep track of, all steaming ahead under a six-month release cycle.

Julita Inca Chiroque: How Do You Fedora?

We recently interviewed Julita Inca Chiroque on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

Another Set of Updated Fedora 24 Linux Live ISO Images Are Ready for Download

Fedora Unity Project leader and Fedora AmbassadorBen Williams proudly announce the release of yet another set of updated Live ISO images for the Fedora 24 Linux operating system.

High-end music player has a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian inside

Bryston has launched a high-end, compact “BDP-?” digital music player built on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, plus a HifiBerry “Digi+” audio HAT add-on.

Icinga Web 2 (GUI for Icinga 2) - installation and configuration on Linux

  • 2daygeek.com; By Ramya Nuvvula (Posted by 2daygeek on Aug 28, 2016 12:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Icinga Web 2 (GUI for Icinga 2) which will help us to manage Icinga2 through rich graphical interface.

ConnochaetOS 14.2 Screenshot Tour

I am proudly announcing ConnochaetOS 14.2, based on Slackware and Salix 14.2. As always it contains only free/libre software as defined by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). We are now using our own deblobbed Linux kernel, named 'kernel-free' based on the de-blobbing mechanism done by Debian GNU/Linux. ConnochaetOS contains: The de-blobbed Kernel Linux 4.4.19, IceWM 1.3.12, Iceweasel 45.3.0. In our slack-n-free repo we provide the current versions of Iceape and Icedove, the brand-new qt5-webengine based web browsers Qupzilla and Otter-browser and LibreOffice 5.1.4 as provided by Eric 'Alien' Hameleers.

Emma A LightWeight Database Management Tool For Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 27, 2016 8:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma.

How to check if an email address really exists

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 27, 2016 6:55 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this article, you’ll learn how to use the command line to verify whether a specific email address exists or not, without sending an email.

SFC's Kuhn in firing line as Linus Torvalds takes aim

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by linuxwriter on Aug 27, 2016 5:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel
A few days after he mused that there had been no reason for him to blow his stack recently, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has directed a blast at the Software Freedom Conservancy and its distinguished technologist Bradley Kuhn over the question of enforcing compliance of the GNU General Public Licence.

Facebook's computer vision tool, Linux at 25, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2016 3:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Facebook releasing more open source code, examining the success of Linux on its 25th birthday, Uganda's government moving to embrace open source, and more. Open source news roundup for August 21-27, 2016 read more

Vale, LOGO creator Seymour Papert, who taught us that code can be creative play

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2016 1:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Arduino-fiddling kids, and the rest of us, owe Papert a debt of gratitude Back when dinosaurs ruled the Earth and I was a kid, I received the gift of a "100-in-1 Electronics Kit" that taught me the basics of electrical circuit design as I strung pre-cut wires between springy posts. At the very centre of this kit - its beating heart - a single transistor could be wired to work in an amplifier, or AM radio, or tone generator.…

Special Anniversary Edition: This Week in Open Source News

A roundup of this week's news.

Calamares 2.4 Universal Installer Framework Polishes Existing Functionality

A new stable version of the Calamares universal installer framework used by various GNU/Linux distributions as default graphical installer has been released with various improvements and bug fixes.

KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE

I have to confess, KDE has never succeeded in winning me over. During its 3.x days, I found it too much like Windows. When it finally shifted to the next iteration (4.x, aka Plasma), I thought the new additions were interesting, but, as a whole, the platform suffered from serious stability issues. I also gave 5 a try a few times and found it buggy and slow.

Top 5: Alternatives to Office 365, Why do you love Linux?, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2016 5:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
In this week's Top 5, we highlight Docear for researchers, one Linux user's journey in keeping modern firmwares current, 25 reasons our readers love Linux, three command-line music players, and open source web-based office suite alternatives.

Rugged 3.5-inch SBC runs Linux or Android on i.MX6

Logic Supply has introduced a “ICM-3011” 3.5-inch board with a dual-core i.MX6, wide-range power input, and extended temperature operation. Like the recent Pico-ITX form factor ICM-2010 SBC that’s also available in an ICS-2010 mini-PC, the ICM-3011 was built by Taipei-based Embux, and is being distributed and supported by Logic Supply.

Having offended everyone else in the world, Linus Torvalds calls own lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'

Time for a compendium of abuse. Coding curmudgeon Linus Torvalds has gone off on yet another rant: this time against his own lawyers and free software activist Bradley Kuhn.

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