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Top 5: 6 desktop email clients, the cp command, a DeLorean that runs Perl, and more

Saturday 27th of January 2018 12:26:47 AM
In this week's top 5, we take a look at the top 6 desktop email clients, the cp command, a DeLorean that runs Perl, and more.

Open source voice assistant speaker promises user privacy

Friday 26th of January 2018 11:01:00 PM
Mycroft has Kickstarted an open source “Mycroft Mark II” smart speaker and voice assistant that runs Linux on a quad-core Xilinx SoC, and offers a 6-mic beamforming array, 10W speaker, 4-inch touchscreen, and a promise of user privacy. Mycroft launched its Kickstarter campaign for the original, voice-activated Mycroft home automation hub back in Aug...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 is ready for testing

Friday 26th of January 2018 09:35:14 PM
The more secure Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 is now out in beta.

Running a Python application on Kubernetes

Friday 26th of January 2018 08:20:54 PM
Kubernetes is an open source platform that offers deployment, maintenance, and scaling features. It simplifies management of containerized Python applications while providing portability, extensibility, and self-healing capabilities.Whether your Python applications are simple or more complex, Kubernetes lets you efficiently deploy and scale them, seamlessly rolling out new features while limiting resources to only those required.In this article, I will describe the process of deploying a simple Python application to Kubernetes, including:read more

Container testing in OpenShift with Meta-Test-Family

Friday 26th of January 2018 07:06:34 PM
The previous Magazine article on container testing showed how to use Meta-Test-Family (MTF) to validate  standalone containers. The goal is to avoid shipping containers without proper testing, and to guarantee that a given service in a container works properly. Another... Continue Reading →

How to Install Grav CMS with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 26th of January 2018 05:52:14 PM
Grav is a modern web application that requires no database. It's a file-based web platform that's simple and fast. In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to install and configure Grav CMS on Ubuntu 16.04.

Can anonymity and accountability coexist?

Friday 26th of January 2018 04:37:53 PM
Whistleblowing protections, crowdsourcing, anonymous voting processes, and even Glassdoor reviews—anonymous speech may take many forms in organizations.As well-established and valued as these anonymous feedback mechanisms may be, anonymous speech becomes a paradoxical idea when one considers how to construct a more open organization. While an inability to discern speaker identity seems non-transparent, an opportunity for anonymity may actually help achieve a more inclusive and meritocratic environment.read more

How to Encrypt Files with Tomb on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 26th of January 2018 03:23:33 PM
This tutorial shows how to encrypt your files by using Tomb on Ubuntu 16.04. Tomb is an alternative to Truecrypt and Veracrypt designed for Linux systems.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Will Ship with XOrg by Default, Says Canonical

Friday 26th of January 2018 02:09:13 PM
Canonical's Will Cooke, Director of Ubuntu Desktop, announced today that the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system would ship with the X.Org graphics stack by default instead of the next-generation Wayland display server.

How to Limit Dashboard Access in WordPress

Friday 26th of January 2018 12:54:53 PM
In today’s tutorial, we’ll show you, How to Limit Dashboard Access in WordPress. WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world and is used to power over 60% of all websites using a CMS. With WordPress being so popular, WordPress sites are the most popular target for hackers who want to exploit the WordPress security vulnerabilities.

Chrome 64 Released With Stronger Pop-up Blocker, Spectre Mitigations And Other Security Fixes

Friday 26th of January 2018 11:40:33 AM
Yesterday Chrome 64 released with much awaited features and some security patches. Chrome is used by more than a billion users around the globe. Taking this in mind, chrome has implemented a stronger pop-up blocker.

Building a Linux-based HPC system on the Raspberry Pi with Ansible

Friday 26th of January 2018 10:26:13 AM
In my previous article for Opensource.com, I introduced the OpenHPC project, which aims to accelerate innovation in high-performance computing (HPC). This article goes a step further by using OpenHPC's capabilities to build a small HPC system.read more

Github shrugs off drone maker DJI's crypto key DCMA takedown effort

Friday 26th of January 2018 09:11:53 AM
Yes, keys your devs put in public repos got forked. Github rejected a DMCA takedown request from Chinese drone-maker DJI after someone forked source code left in the open by a naughty DJI developer.…

Chrome 64, GCC 7.3, Librem 5 Phone Progress and More

Friday 26th of January 2018 07:57:32 AM
News updates for January 25, 2018. Chrome 64 is now available for Linux, Mac and Windows, featuring a strongerad blocker and several security fixes, including mitigations for Spectre and Meltdown.

S for Security is Google owner Alphabet's new favorite letter

Friday 26th of January 2018 06:43:12 AM
Google's parent company Alphabet has launched a security company named Chronicle. The business will be the new home of VirusTotal, which Google acquired in 2012. Chronicle's other story will be "a new cybersecurity intelligence and analytics platform that we hope can help enterprises better manage and understand their own security-related data."

Mozilla Empowers Journalists with the Power of A-Frame

Friday 26th of January 2018 05:28:52 AM
Technology is continually providing us with new ways to create and publish stories. For these stories to achieve their full impact, it requires that the tools to deploy them become accessible and easy to use. That’s one of the reasons why Mozilla has worked to develop A-Frame, a framework that makes it easy for anyone to build virtual reality experiences for the web.

ATX board brings legacy gear up to 6th and 7th Gen speed

Friday 26th of January 2018 04:14:32 AM
Adlink’s Linux-ready “IMB-M43H” ATX board supports Skylake or Kaby Lake Intel Core CPUs with up to 32GB DDR4, 4x SATA III, 8x USB, PCIe and PCI, EN 55032 EMI protection, and USB power stabilization. Adlink’s industrial ATX form-factor (305 x 244mm) IMB-M43H is designed as a Skylake or Kaby Lake upgrade for legacy installations.

Linux and Intel slowly hack their way to a Spectre patch

Friday 26th of January 2018 03:00:12 AM
Fixing the chip security holes Meltdown and Spectre will take a long, long time, but Linus Torvalds and Intel developers are slowly moving to answers for Linux.

diff -u: Complexifying printk()

Friday 26th of January 2018 01:50:00 AM
What's new in kernel development: complexifying printk(). It's so simple! The kernel decides to output a log message, so it calls printk() to send the message to a serial console—except it's not simple at all. What if the kernel is in the middle of crashing, and the log message is the crucial clue needed to diagnose the problem?

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of International Data Privacy Day

Friday 26th of January 2018 12:35:39 AM
As we we gear up to celebrate the tenth anniversary of International Data Privacy Day on January 28, we want to highlight Mozilla’s efforts to create awareness and help protect your personal information.

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Events: OpenStack Summit Vancouver, IBM Index, Eclipse CheConf 2018

  • OpenStack Summit Vancouver '18: Vote for Speakers
    The next OpenStack Summit takes place again in Vancouver (BC, Canada), May 21-25, 2018. The "Vote for Presentations" period started. All proposals are up for community votes. The deadline for your vote is will end February 25 at 11:59pm PST (February 26th at 8:59am CET)
  • IBM Index: A Community Event for Open Source Developers
    The first-ever INDEX community event, happening now in San Francisco, is an open developer conference featuring sessions on topics including artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, cloud native, containers, APIs, languages, and more.
  • Eclipse CheConf 2018 – Join the live stream February 21st at 10 am EST
    2017 was a fantastic year for the Che project, with more contributors, more commits, and more usage – this solidified Che’s position as the leading developer workspace server and browser IDE. Eclipse Che users logged over 7 million hours of public Che usage (plus more in private installs). We’ll discuss the growing cloud development market, Che’s position in it, and the exciting changes we’re planning for 2018.

Kernel News and Linux Foundation

  • Linux Kernel Module Growth
    The Linux kernel grows at an amazing pace, each kernel release adds more functionality, more drivers and hence more kernel modules. I recently wondered what the trend was for kernel module growth per release, so I performed module builds on kernels v2.6.24 through to v4.16-rc2 for x86-64 to get a better idea of growth rates...
  • A Linux Kernel Driver Is Being Worked On For Valve's Steam Controller
    Right now to make most use of the Steam Controller on Linux you need to be using the Steam client while there have been independent user-space programs like SC-Controller to enable Steam Controller functionality without the Steam client running. A new and independent effort is a Linux kernel driver for the Steam Controller. Through reverse-engineering, Rodrigo Rivas Costa has been developing a kernel driver for the Valve Steam Controller. This driver supports both USB cable and USB wireless adapters for the Steam Controller. This driver is being developed as a proper HID kernel driver so it should work with all existing Linux programs and doesn't require the use of the proprietary Steam client.
  • AT&T Puts Smart City IoT 'Edge' Computing On Direct Dial
  • Linux Foundation, AT&T Launch Akraino

Red Hat News and New Fedora 27 Live ISOs

Software: funny-manpages, Nginx, Cockpit and More

  • Have a Laugh With Funny Linux Man Pages
    There is a package unsurprisingly called funny-manpages and it adds some witty entries to the man pages.
  • HTTP/2 Server Push Directives Land in Nginx 1.13.9
    The open source Nginx 1.13.9 web server debuted today, providing support for a new HTTP/2 standard feature known as Server Push. The HTTP/2 web standard was completed three years ago in February 2015, with Nginx ahead of the curve in terms of HTTP/2 standard adoption. The NGINX Plus R7 release in September 2015 featured the first commercially supported enterprise-grade support provided by Nginx for HTTP/2.
  • Cockpit 162
    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 162.
  • 6 Best Linux Music Players That Every User Must Try — (2018 Edition)
    Watching movies and playing music is one of the primary entertainment purposes served by our computers. So, when you move to a new operating system, it makes perfect sense if you look for useful media players. In the past, we’ve already told you about the best video players for Linux and, in this article, we’ll be telling you about the best music players for Linux-based operating systems. Let’s take a look at them:
  • CPod (formerly Cumulonimbus) – A Beautiful Podcast App
    Today, we introduce a somewhat new podcast application that is simple and yet delivers efficiently across all 3 desktop platforms. CPod, (formerly known as Cumulonimbus), is an electron-based podcast app player for audiobook and podcast lovers.
  • Apper 1.0.0 is out!
    Apper the package/apps manager based on PackageKit has got it’s 1.0.0 version on it’s 10th birthday!
  • VidCutter – Quickly Trim and Join Video Clips
    VidCutter is an open-source cross-platform video editor with which you can quickly trim and join video clips. It is Python and Qt5-based, uses FFmpeg for its encoding and decoding operations, and it supports all the popular video formats not excluding FLV, MP4, AVI, and MOV. VidCutter boasts a customizable User Interface that you can personalize using themes and a plethora of settings that you can tweak to make your video editing environment more appealing.
  • Weblate 2.19.1
  • Tusk Evernote Client Updated, Is Now Available as a Snap
    The Tusk Evernote client is now available as a Snap. We spotlighted the unofficial Evernote app last year, finding that it added to and improved on the standard Evernote web app in a number of ways.