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OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 09:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available

Understanding Shell Initialization Files and User Profiles in Linux

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 05:00:00 PM

tecmint: Learn about shell initialization files in relation to user profiles for local user management in Linux.

OpenStack Radium? Maybe…but it could be Formidable

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 01:00:00 PM

InternetNews: OK the first results are in from the OpenStack community naming process for the R release. The winner at this point is Radium.

Linux Backlight Brightness Keyboard Shortcuts

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:00:00 AM

FreedomPenguin: How to provide consistent laptop backlight key mapping without across any Linux distribution.

Ubuntu 17.10 Is Named ‘Artful Aardvark’

Friday 21st of April 2017 10:00:00 PM

OMGubuntu: Still wondering what the Ubuntu 17.10 codename will be? Well, it seems we have our answer.

Overclocking The Radeon RX 580 Under Linux

Friday 21st of April 2017 08:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Here are the ups and downs of overclocking the Radeon graphics card under Linux.

WordPress 4.7.4 Maintenance Release

Friday 21st of April 2017 07:00:00 PM

This release contains 47 maintenance fixes and enhancements, chief among them an incompatibility between the upcoming Chrome version and the visual editor

DockerCon 17 Focuses on Enterprise Adoption of Containers

Friday 21st of April 2017 06:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Docker isn't a hobbyist technology anymore as enterprise adoption and security efforts move forward.

nano: CLI Text Editor For Everyone [basic tutorials]

Friday 21st of April 2017 05:00:00 PM

nano is a Command Line Interface text editor for GNU/Linux designed to emulate Pico text editor.

Shell scripting (BASH) : How to create temporary random file name

Friday 21st of April 2017 04:00:00 PM

Nixcraft: Sometimes you need to create a temporary file in your shell script.

MetLife Navigates DevOps with Docker Containers

Friday 21st of April 2017 03:00:00 PM

Datamation: The 150-year-old insurance vendor tells DockerCon audience how it now runs 30-year-old application code in modern container infrastructure.

How Docker Is Growing Its Container Business

Friday 21st of April 2017 02:00:00 PM

VIDEO: Ben Golub, CEO of Docker Inc., discusses the business of containers and where Docker is headed.

A Look at DietPi: A Lightweight OS for Your Pi Board

Friday 21st of April 2017 01:00:00 PM

piboards: DietPi is a Linux OS tailored for single board computers and that provides a rather staggering collection of useful, graphical tools for easy administration of the system.

Automatic MySQL schema management with Skeema

Friday 21st of April 2017 12:00:00 PM

opensource.com: Learn about an open source tool that helps make managing database management easy and replicable.

How to install Moodle on ISPConfig

Friday 21st of April 2017 11:00:00 AM

HowToForge: Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators, and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments.

Firefox 53 Introduces Quantum Compositor, Reducing Browser Crashes

Friday 21st of April 2017 06:00:00 AM

eWEEK: Mozilla improves the Firefox browser with a new graphics rendering technology and patches for 39 security vulnerabilities.

Docker Inception: Play with Docker

Friday 21st of April 2017 05:23:00 AM

InternetNews.com: Turtles all the way down.

Steghide - An Easy way to Hide Confidential Data Inside Images and Sound Objects in Linux

Friday 21st of April 2017 02:00:00 AM

2daygeek: Steghide is a steganography program that allows you to hide confidential files inside an image or audio file with a passphrase.

Indicator Bulletin - A Clipboard Manager for Searching and Formatting Text

Thursday 20th of April 2017 10:00:00 PM

fossmint: Indicator Bulletin is a clipboard manager applet through which you can intelligently search for (using regular expressions) and edit text you have saved to its clipboard.

Move faster: 5 ways to increase your IT 'metabolism'

Thursday 20th of April 2017 09:00:00 PM

EnterprisersProject: 5 steps to inspire agile transformation

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Security Leftovers

Leftovers: Debian, Ubuntu and Derivatives

  • Debian Developers Make Progress With RISC-V Port
    Debian developers continue making progress with a -- currently unofficial -- port of their Linux operating system to RISC-V. There is a in-progress Debian GNU/Linux port to RISC-V along with a repository with packages built for RISC-V. RISC-V for the uninitiated is a promising, open-source ISA for CPUs. So far there isn't any widely-available RISC-V hardware, but there are embedded systems in the works while software emulators are available.
  • 2×08: Pique Oil
  • [Video] Ubuntu 17.04 KDE
  • deepin 15.4 Released, With Download Link & Mirrors
    deepin 15.4 GNU/Linux operating system has been released at April 19th 2017. I list here one official download link and two faster mirrors from Sourceforge. I listed here the Mega and Google mirrors as well but remember they don't provide direct download. The 15.4 provided only as 64 bit, the 32 bit version has already dropped (except by commercial support). I hope this short list helps you.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Overlayfs snapshots
    At the 2017 Vault storage conference, Amir Goldstein gave a talk about using overlayfs in a novel way to create snapshots for the underlying filesystem. His company, CTERA Networks, has used the NEXT3 ext3-based filesystem with snapshots, but customers want to be able to use larger filesystems than those supported by ext3. Thus he turned to overlayfs as a way to add snapshots for XFS and other local filesystems. NEXT3 has a number of shortcomings that he wanted to address with overlayfs snapshots. Though it only had a few requirements, which were reasonably well supported, NEXT3 never got upstream. It was ported to ext4, but his employer stuck with the original ext3-based system, so the ext4 version was never really pushed for upstream inclusion.
  • Five days and counting
    It is five days left until foss-north 2017, so it is high time to get your ticket! Please notice that tickets can be bought all the way until the night of the 25th (Tuesday), but catering is only included is you get your ticket on the 24th (Monday), so help a poor organizer and get your tickets as soon as possible!
  • OpenStack Radium? Maybe…but it could be Formidable
    OK the first results are in from the OpenStack community naming process for the R release. The winner at this point is Radium.
  • Libreboot Wants Back Into GNU
    Early this morning, Libreboot’s lead developer Leah Rowe posted a notice to the project’s website and a much longer post to the project’s subreddit, indicating that she would like to submit (or resubmit, it’s not clear how that would work at this point) the project to “rejoin the GNU Project.” The project had been a part of GNU from May 14 through September 15 of last year, at which time Ms. Rowe very publicly removed the project from GNU while making allegations of misdeeds by both GNU and the Free Software Foundation. Earlier this month, Rowe admitted that she had been dealing with personal issues at the time and had overreacted. The project also indicated that it had reorganized and that Rowe was no longer in full control.
  • Understanding the complexity of copyleft defense

    The fundamental mechanism defending software freedom is copyleft, embodied in GPL. GPL, however, functions only through upholding it--via GPL enforcement. For some, enforcement has been a regular activity for 30 years, but most projects don't enforce: they live with regular violations. Today, even under the Community Principles of GPL Enforcement, GPL enforcement is regularly criticized and questioned. The complex landscape is now impenetrable for developers who wish their code to remain forever free. This talk provides basic history and background information on the topic.

  • After Bill Gates Backs Open Access, Steve Ballmer Discovers The Joys Of Open Data
    A few months ago, we noted that the Gates Foundation has emerged as one of the leaders in requiring the research that it funds to be released as open access and open data -- an interesting application of the money that Bill Gates made from closed-source software. Now it seems that his successor as Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, has had a similar epiphany about openness. Back in 2001, Ballmer famously called GNU/Linux "a cancer". Although he later softened his views on software somewhat, that was largely because he optimistically claimed that the threat to Microsoft from free software was "in the rearview mirror". Not really: today, the Linux-based Android has almost two orders of magnitude more market share than Windows Phone.
  • New Open Door Policy for GitHub Developer Program
    GitHub has opened the doors on its three year old GitHub Developer Program. As of Monday, developers no longer need to have paid accounts to participate. "We're opening the program up to all developers, even those who don't have paid GitHub accounts," the company announced in a blog post. "That means you can join the program no matter which stage of development you're in,"
  • MuleSoft Joins the OpenAPI Initiative: The End of the API Spec Wars
    Yesterday, MuleSoft, the creators of RAML, announced that they have joined the Open API Initiative. Created by SmartBear Software and based on the wildly popular Swagger Specification, the OpenAPI Initiative is a Linux Foundation project with over 20 members, including Adobe, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce.