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HackerOne offers bug bounty service for free to open-source projects

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:35:25 AM
HackerOne, the company behind one of the most popular vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platforms, has decided to make its professional service available to open-source projects for free.

Linux Mint Debian Edition A Spinoff To The Main Edition

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:26:48 PM
Linux Mint Debian Edition(or LMDE) is a Linux distro which is based on Debian. The main edition of Linux mint is based on Ubuntu which itself is based on Debian. Debian is one of the oldest and most stable Linux distros out there but it’s made for general use and is not recommended for complete newbies to Linux. So Ubuntu takes the Debian code and forks it for ease of access and the main Linux Mint distro takes the Ubuntu code and tries to make it more polished and very beginner friendly. The LMDE skips the Ubuntu part and directly uses Debian code.

Lots new in Firefox, including support for WebAssembly

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:18:11 PM
Today’s release of Firefox introduces great new features, making the browser more powerful, convenient, and secure across all your devices. WebAssembly enables near-native performance for games and apps Firefox has a rich history of giving the web new and amazing...

How to Install Manjaro 17.0

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:09:34 PM
Manjaro 17.0 is released few hours ago. This release brought lot of changes and improvements to Manjaro. So without wasting much time let's get to know how to install Manjaro 17.0. We have used Manjaro 17.0 KDE edition for this process.

How to make release notes count

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:00:57 PM
Congratulations! You're ready to ship the latest release of your software package. Now you need to make sure your release notes are in order. Sure, you could just slap "bug fixes and performance improvements" on the box and call it a day, but that doesn't really tell your users anything.read more

6 Basic Network Commands in Linux

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:52:20 PM
This Linux tutorial covers some basic network commands which can be useful when troubleshooting networking problems with other servers both within the network and across the Internet, obtaining more information about other servers.

The emerging Linux distribution, Manjaro 17.0 is released

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:43:43 PM
Not long ago Manjaro released the previous version named 'Fringilla' which was a great success. With growing number of users day by day, developer team released latest version named Manjaro 17.0 'Gellivara' few hours ago. Manjaro 17.0 is released in both official flavors i.e. KDE and Xfce.We are excited to check it out and all features,Check our coverage and more[.......]

How to set up a personal web server with a Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:35:06 PM
A personal web server is "the cloud," except you own and control it as opposed to a large corporation.Owning a little cloud has a lot of benefits, including customization, free storage, free Internet services, a path into open source software, high-quality security, full control over your content, the ability to make quick changes, a place to experiment with code, and much more. Most of these benefits are immeasurable, but financially these benefits can save you over $100 per month.read more

How to Install Go (Go Programming Language) in Linux

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:26:29 PM
Go is expressive, simple, reliable, concise, clean, and efficient programming language which make programmers to write/develop application easily.

A warning (?) about the Litebook?

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 02:17:52 PM
...there are way too many red flags with Litebook here that I just cannot ignore it and encourage you to buy it....

Build a smart garden with these 3 DIY Arduino projects

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:09:15 PM
With warmer weather around the corner here in the US, it's time for gardeners to start making plans for spring and summer. For the more technically minded among us, it's also a good time to start working on DIY projects that can keep things running smoothly. As it turns out, projects based around the Arduino open hardware development board are an excellent place to start. In this article, I've rounded up three cool Arduino-based projects that take your garden to the next level.read more

Munich might still stick to Linux agreement

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:55:30 AM
The poster child for the use of Linux by government authorities, the City of Munich, might stick to its commitment to the operating system after all...

Firefox 52.0 Released as ESR Branch, Will Receive Security Updates Until 2018

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:35:27 AM
Back in January, we told you that the development of the Firefox 52.0 kicked off with the first Beta release and promised to let users send and open tabs from one device to another, among numerous other improvements.

Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:15:24 AM
Developers know Dell has a great Ubuntu Linux powered programmer[he]#039[/he]s laptop, the XPS 13. Few people know that Dell also offers Ubuntu on its high-end Precision mobile workstation line.

What If Mesos Metrics Collection Was a Snap?

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 07:55:20 AM
Roger Ignazio, tech lead at Mesosphere, introduces the Snap plugin for Apache Mesos at MesosCon Asia 2016. Snap is an open telemetry framework that simplifies the collection, processing, and publishing of system data through a single API. It collects hundreds of metrics from Mesos masters and agents and helps you can make sense of this mass of data so that you can monitor your cluster operations.

3.5-inch Skylake SBC offers 4x SATA, 4x PCIe, and 5x USB 3.0

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:35:17 AM
ADL’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ADLQ170HDS” SBC offers Intel’s 6th Gen Core CPUs with extended temp support and plenty of of SATA 3, PCIe, and USB 3.0. ADL Embedded Solutions announced a 3.5-inch “ADLQ170HDS” SBC, joining other ADL 3.5-inch entries such as the Intel Atom E3800-based ADLE3800HD. This time Intel’s 6th Gen “Skylake-U” Core CPUs are on […]

Litebook Launches Cheap, Chromebook-Like Linux Laptop Powered by elementary OS

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:15:13 AM
Litebook, a small hardware manufacturer that we never heard of, has recently released a new Linux-powered laptop that's cheap, slim, fast, elegant, light, and designed to rival Chromebooks.

Improved container support, PTG recap, and more OpenStack news

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:55:10 AM
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. From news sites to developer blogs, there's a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few highlights.

Low-cost COM/baseboard combo taps power-sipping -A5 SoC

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 02:35:07 AM
MYIR’s SODIMM-style, 200-pin MYC-JA5D2X module has the same 67.6 x 45mm dimensions as its MYC-JA5D4X computer-on-module, and similarly runs Linux on an Cortex-A5 based Atmel SAMA5 SoC. Instead of tapping the SAMA5D42 or SAMA5D44, however, the MYC-JA5D2X moves to the newer, more power efficient SAMA5D2.

Get the most out of GNOME notifications

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:26:29 AM
For many users, GNOME 3, also known as Gnome Shell, is the definitive desktop interface. It[he]#8217[/he]s clean and simple, without too many twinkles or distractions. That said, this article describes some tricks to change the GNOME notifications experience.

More in Tux Machines

5 open source RSS feed readers

When Google Reader was discontinued four years ago, many "technology experts" called it the end of RSS feeds. And it's true that for some people, social media and other aggregation tools are filling a need that feed readers for RSS, Atom, and other syndication formats once served. But old technologies never really die just because new technologies come along, particularly if the new technology does not perfectly replicate all of the use cases of the old one. The target audience for a technology might change a bit, and the tools people use to consume the technology might change, too. Read more

Leftovers: Software and OSS

  • 10 Portable Apps Every Linux User Should Use
    Portable apps are great invention that not many people talk about. The ability to take any program to any PC, and continue using it is very handy. This is especially true for those that need to get work done, and don’t have anything with you but a flash drive. In this article, we’ll go over some of the best portable Linux apps to take with you. From secure internet browsing, to eBooks, graphic editing and even voice chat! Note: a lot of the portable apps in this article are traditional apps made portable thanks to AppImage technology. AppImage makes it possible to run an app instantly, from anywhere without the need to install. Learn more here.
  • Linux Watch Command, To Monitor a Command Activity
    Recently i came to know about watch command, from one of my friend when i have a different requirement. I got good benefit from watch command and i want to share with you people to get more benefit on it, when you have a problem on Linux system.
  • Gammu 1.38.2
    Yesterday Gammu 1.38.2 has been released. This is bugfix release fixing for example USSD or MMS decoding in some situations. The Windows binaries are available as well. These are built using AppVeyor and will help bring Windows users back to latest versions.
  • How a lifecycle management tool uses metrics
    Greg Sutcliffe is a long-time member and now community lead of the Foreman community. Foreman is a lifecycle management tool for physical and virtual servers. He's been studying how the real-world application of community metrics gives insight into its effectiveness and discovering the gap that exists between the ideal and the practical. He shares what insights he's found behind the numbers and how he is using them to help the community grow. In this interview, Sutcliffe spoke with me about the metrics they are using, how they relate to the community's goals, and which ones work best for them. He also talks about his favorite tooling and advice for other community managers looking to up their metrics game.
  • Build a private blockchain ecosystem in minutes with this open source project Join our daily free Newsletter
  • Becoming an Agile Leader, Part 5: Learning to Learn
    As an Agile leader, you learn in at least two ways: observing and measuring what happens in the organization (I have any number of posts about qualitative and quantitative measurement); and just as importantly, you learn by thinking, discussing with others, and working with others. The people in the organization learn in these ways, too.
  • Is Scratch today like the Logo of the '80s for teaching kids to code?
    Leave it to technology to take an everyday word (especially in the English language) and give it a whole new meaning. Words such as the web, viral, text, cloud, apple, java, spam, server, and tablets come to mind as great examples of how the general public's understanding of the meaning of a word can change in a relatively short amount of time. Hence, this article is about a turtle and a cat who have changed the lives of many people over the years, including mine.

Linux and FOSS Events

  • Keynote: State of the Union - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
    As the open source community continues to grow, Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, says the Foundation’s goal remains the same: to create a sustainable ecosystem for open source technology through good governance and innovation.
  • Open Source for Science + Innovation
    We are bringing together open source and open science specialists to talk about the “how and why” of open source and open science. Members of these communities will give brief talks which are followed by open and lively discussions open to the audience. Talks will highlight the role of openness in stimulating innovation but may also touch upon how openness appears to some to conflict with intellectual property interests.
  • Announcing the Equal Rating Innovation Challenge Winners
    Six months ago, we created the Equal Rating Innovation Challenge to add an additional dimension to the important work Mozilla has been leading around the concept of “Equal Rating.” In addition to policy and research, we wanted to push the boundaries and find news ways to provide affordable access to the Internet while preserving net neutrality. An open call for new ideas was the ideal vehicle.

Docker/Kubernetes/Containers

  • Containerization Leaders Explore Possible Standardized Data Storage Interface
    A group of engineers from every leading container orchestrator maker have gathered together, virtually, around an initiative to explore a common lexicon for container-based data storage. Initially proposed by Mesosphere’s Benjamin Hindman, the Container Storage Interface initiative — which, for now, is essentially a GitHub document — is exploring the issue of whether the community at large, and their users, would benefit from a standardized API for addressing and managing storage volumes.
  • What are the top open source tools for Docker management?
  • Enterprise container DevOps steps up its game with Kubernetes 1.6
    Managing containers isn't easy. That's where such programs as Docker swarm mode, Kubernetes, and Mesosphere can make or break your containers initiatives. Perhaps the most popular of these, Kubernetes, has a new release, Kubernetes 1.6, that expands its reach by 50 percent to 5,000 node clusters. Conservatively, that means Kubernetes can manage 25,000 Docker containers at once.