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Arch Linux 2016.08.01 Is Now Available for Download, Ships with Kernel 4.6.4

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:01:17 AM
It's the first day of August 2016, and, for us, Arch Linux users, it means that we can get our hands on a new ISO respin that can be used to deploy the popular GNU/Linux operating system on new PCs.

Skylake taken to EPIC proportions

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:04:06 AM
IEI’s “Nano-ULT3” is an EPIC SBC with 6th Gen Core “Skylake” U-Series CPUs, with up to 32GB DDR4, plus 2x GbE, 2x HDMI, and 4x USB 3.0 coastline ports. One of the nice things about backward compatibility is that you can take a legacy form-factor like EPIC and match it with one of the latest, […]

Using PHP-FPM with Apache on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 08:06:55 AM
This tutorial shows how to install an Apache webserver on an Ubuntu 16.04 server with PHP 7 (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites.

OpenSSH 7.3 Officially Released, Now Refuses RSA Keys Smaller Than 1024 Bits

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 07:09:44 AM
On August 1, 2016, the OpenBSD project proudly announced the availability for download of the OpenSSH 7.3 and Portable OpenSSH 7.3p1 open source software projects.

Securing Embedded Linux

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 06:12:33 AM
Until fairly recently, Linux developers have been spared many of the security threats that have bedeviled the Windows world. Yet, when moving from desktops and servers to the embedded Internet of Things, a much higher threat level awaits.  

OpenWrt router card plugs into a mini-PCIe socket

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 05:15:22 AM
AsiaRF’s “AP620-MPE-1” is an OpenWrt WiFi-ac router based on Mediatek’s MT7620A. It plugs into a mini-PCIe slot, but is somewhat non-standard mechanically. Unlike many other OpenWrt Linux router boards running on MIPS-based WiFi chipsets, AsiaRF’s AP7620-MPE-1 board is not a standalone SBC, but an add-on card that give its host WiFi-ac routing capabilities.

Linux Kernel 3.18.38 LTS Ships with Minor MIPS, PowerPC, x86, and eCryptfs Fixes

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 04:18:11 AM
Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.1.29 LTS, developer Alexander Levin informed the community about the general availability of the thirty-eighth maintenance update for the Linux 3.18 LTS kernel series.

August 2016 Issue of Linux Journal

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 03:21:00 AM
Reuven M. Lerner starts off this issue with a how-to on migrating from Python 2 to Python 3. The transition was such that code doesn't automatically work in version 3 if it worked in version 2.

Which apps do you wish were available on Linux?

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 02:23:49 AM
Also in today's open source roundup: Should you care about Microsoft's Skype for Linux? And how to turn an Android phone into a PC.

Become a Better Open Source Advocate by Becoming a Better Human Being

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 01:26:38 AM
The best role models for any cause, open source or otherwise, are people you would admire even if they didn't support your cause. In other words, your support of open source will be more meaningful if you strive to be a good person.

Stable Mitaka HA instack-virt-setup on CentOS 7.2 VIRTHOST

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 12:29:27 AM
The following is a step by step self sufficient instruction performing Mitaka HA instack-virt-setup on CentOS 7.2 VIRTHOST based on current Mitaka delorean repos. It follows official guide lines and updates undercloud with OVSIntPort vlan10 for br-ctlplane OVS bridge making posible HA and/or Ceph overcloud deployments with "Network Isolation" enabled.

Google, Intel, and Mirantis rewrite OpenStacks life-cycle management tool

Monday 1st of August 2016 11:32:16 PM
Fuel, OpenStack's management tool, is being recreated to use Kubernetes as its foundation.

Top Reasons The Open Source Community Attends Events

Monday 1st of August 2016 10:35:05 PM
Over the years, and across more than a hundred events, we’ve learned quite a bit of just what it is that makes events specifically so important to the community. Here are some of those reasons.

Securing Embedded Linux

Monday 1st of August 2016 09:37:54 PM
Until fairly recently, Linux developers have been spared many of the security threats that have bedeviled the Windows world. Yet, when moving from desktops and servers to the embedded Internet of Things, a much higher threat level awaits.  

Selling open source the smart way

Monday 1st of August 2016 08:40:43 PM
Open source software is experiencing huge growth, with a staggering 64% of companies currently participating in open source projects. But you probably know that already. What's more interesting to look at is how to sell it, and with a little luck, make some money to help support the people who develop your software and sustain your more

Nitrokey HSM/SmartCard-HSM and Raspberry Pi web cluster

Monday 1st of August 2016 07:43:32 PM
This article sets up a Nitrokey HSM/SmartCard-HSM web cluster and has a lot of benchmarks. This specific HSM is not a fast HSM since it's very inexpensive and targeted at secure key storage, not performance. But, what if you do want more performance? Then you scale horizontally, just add some more HSM's and a loadbalancer in front. The cluster consists of Raspberry Pi's ...

Simplicity Linux 16.07 out now, with a twist

Monday 1st of August 2016 06:46:21 PM
Simplicity Linux 16.07 out now,but this time with a twist.Simplicity Linux is a Puppy Linux based distribution.This time Simplicity Linux is avaialble in Debian based version too.[Read More]

Securing Embedded Linux

Monday 1st of August 2016 05:49:10 PM
Until fairly recently, Linux developers have been spared many of the security threats that have bedeviled the Windows world. Yet, when moving from desktops and servers to the embedded Internet of Things, a much higher threat level awaits.  

Luis Motta: How Do You Fedora?

Monday 1st of August 2016 04:51:59 PM
We recently interviewed Luis Motta on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. If you are interested in being... Continue Reading →

Review: Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" MATE

Monday 1st of August 2016 03:54:48 PM
It still works quite well, but (putting aside the issue of multimedia codecs and plugins no longer being included by default) there are a handful of usability issues that are individually minor but cumulatively prevent me from giving my highest recommendation

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

Coding curmudgeon Linus Torvalds has gone off on yet another rant: this time against his own lawyers and free software activist Bradley Kuhn. On a mailing list about an upcoming Linux conference, a discussion about whether to include a session on the GPL that protects the open source operating system quickly devolved in an angry rant as its founder piled in. Read more

The Battle of The Budgie Desktops – Budgie-Remix vs SolusOS!

Ladies and gentleman, it’s the moment you have all been waiting for… the main even of the evening! In this corner, wearing Budgie trunks, fighting out of Ireland, created by Ikey Doherty, the man behind Linux Mint Debian Edition — SolusOS! And in this corner, built on the defending champion, also wearing Budgie trunks, aiming to be the next flavor of Ubuntu, Budgie-Remix! Read more

Leftovers: Software

  • 5 Cool Unikernels Projects
    Unikernels are poised to become the next big thing in microservices after Docker containers. Here’s a look at some of the cool things you can do with unikernels. First, though, here’s a quick primer on what unikernels are, for the uninitiated. Unikernels are similar to containers in that they let you run an app inside a portable, software-defined environment. But they go a step further than containers by packaging all of the libraries required to run the app directly into the unikernel.
  • Cedrus Is Making Progress On Open-Source Allwinner Video Encode/Decode
    The developers within the Sunxi camp working on better Allwinner SoC support under Linux have been reverse-engineering Allwinner's "Cedar" video engine. Their project is being called Cedrus with a goal of "100% libre and open-source" video decode/encode for the relevant Cedar hardware. The developers have been making progress and yesterday they published their initial patches that add a V4L2 decoder driver for the VPU found on Allwinner's A13 SoC.
  • Phoronix Test Suite 6.6 Milestone 3 Released For Linux Benchmarking
  • Calibre 2.65.1 eBook Viewer Adds Driver for Kobo Aura One and Aura 2 Readers
    Kovid Goyal released today, August 26, 2016, a new maintenance update of his popular, cross-platform, and open-source Calibre e-book viewer, converter and library management tool. Calibre 2.65 was announced earlier, and it looks like it's both a feature and bugfix release that adds drivers for the Kobo Aura One and Kobo Aura Edition 2 ebook readers, along with a new option to the Kobo driver to allow users to ignore certain collections on their ebook reader. The list of new features continues with support for right-to-left text and tables to the DOCX Input feature, as well as the implementation of a new option to allow users to make searching case-sensitive. This option can be found and enabled in the "Searching" configuration section under Preferences.
  • 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. Calamares 2.4 is now the latest build, coming two months after the release of the previous version, Calamares 2.3, which introduced full-disk encryption support. However, Calamares 2.4 is not as big as the previous update as it only polished existing functionality and address various annoying issues reported by users.
  • RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0
    Another Armadillo 7.* release -- now at 7.400. We skipped the 7.300.* serie release as it came too soon after our most recent CRAN release. Releasing RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0 now keeps us at the (roughly monthly) cadence which works as a good compromise between getting updates out at Conrad's sometimes frantic pace, while keeping CRAN (and Debian) uploads to about once per month. So we may continue the pattern of helping Conrad with thorough regression tests by building against all (by now 253 (!!)) CRAN dependencies, but keeping release at the GitHub repo and only uploading to CRAN at most once a month.
  • Spotio Is A Light Skin for Spotify’s Desktop App — And Its Coming To Linux
    Spotify’s dark design is very much of its identity. No-matter the platform you use it on, the dark theme is there staring back at you. Until now. A bunch of ace websites, blogs and people I follow have spent the past 24 hours waxing lyrical over a new Spotify skin called Spotio.