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This Week in Open Source News: Googles AMP Support to Snazz Up Email, Open Source Community Continues to Do Good & More

Saturday 17th of February 2018 12:16:12 PM
This week in open source and Linux news, Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages will now support web browsing in email, an op-ed on the continued value of the open source community and more! Read this week's digest to stay in the open source know.

Fix Laptop Doesn’t Suspend After Lid is Closed on Ubuntu Linux

Saturday 17th of February 2018 10:33:16 AM
You close the lid of your laptop but it keeps on running instead of going into suspend mode? Here are a few ways how you can make Ubuntu suspend when the lid is closed.

The knitting printer and more art with open source

Saturday 17th of February 2018 08:50:20 AM
For several years, linux.conf.au, a week-long conference (held this year from January 22-26), has held "miniconfs" offering space for tech community niche groups to share their inventions and ideas. In 2018, 12 miniconfs were held on the first two days of the conference, and the Art + Tech miniconf took the concept to the next level with an entire day of 11 talks about making art with tech, as well as an art exhibition head during the conference.read more

Real-time Linux based automation controller supports up to 16 I/O modules

Saturday 17th of February 2018 07:07:24 AM
Opto 22 announced its first Linux-based automation controller: a rugged “Groov EPIC” system that runs real-time Linux on a quad-core ARM SoC, and supports process and machine control, SCADA/RTU, and industrial IoT edge gateway applications. Increasingly, industrial equipment manufacturers must not only compete on features, but also meet their clients’ need to attract the best […]

Top 5: SpaceX, drone projects, vi tips, and more

Saturday 17th of February 2018 05:24:29 AM
Since Valentine's Day was earlier this week, I thought we'd focus on love. There's plenty to love in this week's top 5, so let's take a look. And before you go, be sure to enter to win a Mycroft Mark 1 voice assistant.read more

Q4OS Makes Linux Easy for Everyone

Saturday 17th of February 2018 03:41:33 AM
Modern Linux distributions tend to target a variety of users. Some claim to offer a flavor of the open source platform that anyone can use. And, I’ve seen some such claims succeed with aplomb, while others fall flat. Q4OS is one of those odd distributions that doesn’t bother to make such a claim but pulls off the feat anyway.

Web Server Setup Series - Fix CWP Errors & Warnings To Improve Server Security

Saturday 17th of February 2018 01:58:37 AM
?Welcome to the second part of the web server setup series. In this part, I'll show you how to fix CWP (CentOS web panel) errors and warnings, create new user accounts, create hosting packages, and create FTP account. So let's start.

Listen to the new Fedora podcast

Saturday 17th of February 2018 12:15:41 AM
The Fedora Marketing Team is proud to announce the Fedora Podcast. This ongoing series will feature interviews and talks with people who make the Fedora community awesome. These folks work on new technologies found in Fedora. Or they produce the... Continue Reading →

diff -u: Automated Bug Reporting

Friday 16th of February 2018 10:32:46 PM
Bug reports are good. Anyone with a reproducible crash should submit a bugreport on the linux-kernel mailing list. The developers will appreciate it,and you'll be helping make Linux better!

Linux stat Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

Friday 16th of February 2018 09:12:43 PM
Sometimes, while working on the command line in Linux, you need to know more about a file. For example, you may want information like file's size, inode number, access permissions, time of last access or modification, and more. You'll be glad to know that there exists a command line utility stat that provides all this information in one go.

What is a Linux 'oops'?

Friday 16th of February 2018 07:52:40 PM
The Linux kernel is watching out for you, and when it detects something on the system violated the kernel's rules about proper behavior, it will shut the system down and issue an "oops."

Why Red Hat Invested $250M in CoreOS to Advance Kubernetes

Friday 16th of February 2018 01:10:16 PM
Red Hat already had a leading Kubernetes distribution with OpenShift, but now it has so much more.

LMMS Guide Part 1: Creating Simple Melodies Using Sounds And Instruments

Friday 16th of February 2018 11:50:13 AM
LMMS stands for Linux Multimedia Studio. It is a very good open-source program that is used to create music tracks using sound files, predefined instruments, and sound effects. LMMS has versions for Windows and macOS in addition to Linux. Their website, of course, lists all of their features offered to users. This article will attempt to provide practical guides and tips for composing songs using LMMS.

How to create slides with Emacs Org mode and Reveal.js

Friday 16th of February 2018 10:30:10 AM
Over the last year or so, I've started to get heavily back into using Emacs and the Org mode package (for taking notes, organizing yourself, and more). I've also started dipping my toes back into the water of giving short presentations. I've been wondering how to combine Emacs with giving talks.You're probably asking What does presenting have to do with a text editor? Quite a bit, actually!read more

Apache CloudStack, KDE Plasma Update, Kubernetes Engine

Friday 16th of February 2018 09:10:06 AM
News briefs for February 14, 2018.

Network Time Protocol: Install NTP server on Linux machines

Friday 16th of February 2018 07:50:03 AM
NTP or Network Time Protocol is a very important service that is used to keep the system time accurate. NTP service is used to synchronize time on all local servers with respect to a designated server called, NTP server. That NTP server itself syncs time from a public NTP server.

Canonical Wants to Collect Some Data from Ubuntu Users to Improve New Releases

Friday 16th of February 2018 06:29:59 AM
Canonical's Director of Ubuntu Desktop Will Cooke announced today that the company wants to implement some data collecting mechanism in future releases of Ubuntu Linux to improve the things that matter most to users.

Understanding SELinux labels for container runtimes

Friday 16th of February 2018 05:09:56 AM
I've just started to deal with some software that is containerized via Docker, and which is ordinarily only ever run on Ubuntu. Naturally this means nobody ever put any thought into how it will interact with SELinux.

DNS and DHCP with Dnsmasq

Friday 16th of February 2018 03:49:53 AM
Last week, we learned a batch of tips and tricks for Dnsmasq. Today, we're going more in-depth into configuring DNS and DHCP, including entering DHCP hostnames automatically into DNS, and assigning static IP addresses from DHCP.

Samsung Halts Android 8.0 Oreo Rollouts for Galaxy S8 Due to Unexpected Reboots

Friday 16th of February 2018 02:29:50 AM
Samsung stopped the distribution of the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones due to unexpected reboots reported by several users.

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Purism's Linux Phone to Use Convergence for a Unified Experience Across Devices

For Purism, the company that sells quality computers using a Linux-based operating system and are intended to protect user's privacy and freedom, designing a convergent Linux phone is a long-term goal to unify the mobile experience across various devices. Purism's François Téchené shares some initial details on how the company plans to use convergence for their short and long-term design goals of Librem 5, the Linux smartphone that raised more than $2 million on Kickstarter last year, saying they're looking to unify the human experience across different device you might own. Read more

Leftovers: ExeeLinux Show/Unleaded Hangouts, Linux Foundation's CNCF/Akraino and More

  • What’s Holding Linux Back – Unleaded Hangouts
    What’s Holding Linux Back? Obviously we’ve seen some growth, but it does feel like there may be some things that hold Linux back a bit. We discuss.
  • ExeeLinux Show 18.9 | Mr. Desktop & Mr. Server Ep. 9 – PDisks
    ExeeLinux Show 18.9 | Mr. Desktop & Mr. Server Ep. 9 – PDisks
  • How Kubernetes became the solution for migrating legacy applications
    In 2015, Google released Kubernetes as an open source project. It was an implementation of Google's internal system called Borg. Google and the Linux Foundation created the Cloud-Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) to host Kubernetes (and other cloud-native projects) as an independent project governed by a community around it. Kubernetes quickly became one of the fastest growing open source projects in history, growing to thousands of contributors across dozens of companies and organizations. What makes Kubernetes so incredible is its implementation of Google's own experience with Borg. Nothing beats the scale of Google. Borg launches more than 2-billion containers per week, an average of 3,300 per second. At its peak, it's many, many more. Kubernetes was born in a cauldron of fire, battle-tested and ready for massive workloads.
  • Akraino, a New Linux Foundation Project, Aims to Drive Alignment Around High-Availability Cloud Services for Network Edge
    Akraino will offer users new levels of flexibility to scale edge cloud services quickly, to maximize the applications or subscribers supported on each server, and to help ensure the reliability of systems that must be up at all times. While several open source projects exist to help solve pieces of the puzzle, nothing currently meets the need for an edge infrastructure solution. Integration of existing efforts in this new project will help deliver ease of use, hardened reliability, unique features, and performance for carrier, provider, and IoT networks.
  • Absolute 15.0 Beta 4 released
    Based on Slackware64-current Another beta... with all the kernel updates, glib and such -- trying to make things easier on beta testers :-)
  • State of Wisconsin Investment Board Has $33.92 Million Stake in Red Hat Inc (RHT)

Security: Updates, Nintendo 'Hackers', Microsoft Windows Back Doors, and FlightSimLabs Malware

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • Hackers Release Video Of Nintendo Switch Running A Linux Distro
    When it comes to porting software to potentially unsupported devices, hackers are quite comfortable to push themselves beyond the boundaries set by the manufactures.
  • Epidemic of cryptojacking can be traced to escaped NSA superweapon [Ed: It's a Microsoft Windows issue. All versions of Windows (ME onwards) have NSA back doors]
    It all started when the Shadow Brokers dumped a collection of NSA cyberweapons that the NSA had fashioned from unreported bugs in commonly used software, including versions of Windows. The NSA discovered these bugs and then hoarded them, rather than warning the public and/or the manufacturers about them, in order to develop weapons that turned these bugs into attacks that could be used against the NSA's enemies.
  • Flight Sim Company Embeds Malware to Steal Pirates’ Passwords

    Flight sim company FlightSimLabs has found itself in trouble after installing malware onto users' machines as an anti-piracy measure. Code embedded in its A320-X module contained a mechanism for detecting 'pirate' serial numbers distributed on The Pirate Bay, which then triggered a process through which the company stole usernames and passwords from users' web browsers.

Software and Games Leftovers

  • LXD Weekly Status #35
    This past week we’ve been focusing on a number of open pull requests, getting closer to merging improvements to our storage volume handling, unix char/block devices handling and the massive clustering branch that’s been cooking for a while. We’re hoping to see most of those land at some point this coming week. On the LXC side of things, the focus was on bugfixes and cleanups as well as preparing for the removal of the python3 and lua bindings from the main repository. We’re also making good progress on distrobuilder and hope to start moving some of our images to using it as the build tool very soon.
  • Performance Co-Pilot 4.0.0 released
    It gives me great pleasure to announce the first major-numbered PCP release in nine and a half years - PCP v4 - is here!
  • Performance Co-Pilot Sees First Major Version Bump In Nearly A Decade
    The Performance Co-Pilot open-source cross-platform monitoring/visualizing stack has reached version 4.0 as its first major version hike in almost ten years.
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  • Sci-fi mystery 'The Station' has released, it’s a short but memorable experience
    What would happen if we discovered the existence of alien life? A question I've often asked and a question many games, films and books have covered in great detail. The Station [Steam] is a sci-fi mystery that sees you investigate The Espial, a space station sent to research a sentient alien civilization.
  • Halcyon 6: The Precursor Legacy DLC released, some good content for a small price
    Halcyon 6: The Precursor Legacy DLC [GOG, Steam] was released earlier this month, adding some really nice content at a small price to an already great game.
  • Parry and dodge your way to victory in 'Way of the Passive Fist', launching March 6th
    Way of the Passive Fist [Steam, Official Site] is a rather unique and very colourful arcade brawler and it's releasing with Linux support on March 6th.