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Kaby Lake Pico-ITX SBC features dual M.2 slots

59 min 54 sec ago
Aaeon’s “PICO-KBU1” SBC is built on Intel 7th Gen U-series CPUs with up to 16GB DDR4, dual GbE ports, and M.2 B-key and E-Key expansion.The PICO-KBU1 SBC is equipped with Intel’s dual-core, 15W TDP 7th Gen U-series CPUs from the latest Kaby Lake generation.

VirtualBox 5.2 Debuts Officially with Support for Exporting VMs to Oracle Cloud

2 hours 14 min ago
To everyone's surprise, Oracle announced today the final release of the VirtualBox 5.2 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, Windows, and Solaris.

Do you Need More MegaPixels? - Camera Myth

3 hours 28 min ago
We go to extreme lengths to get the phone/camera with the highest Mega-Pixel count. Pay a bigger amount, compromise on other features or even criticize genuine brands for not giving more Mega-Pixels in their Cameras.

Tips to Secure Your Network in the Wake of KRACK

4 hours 42 min ago
The recent KRACK vulnerability targets the link between your device and the Wi-Fi access point, which is probably a router either in your home, your office, or your favorite cafe. These tips can help improve the security of your connection.

Meet Bill Pollock, founder of No Starch Press

5 hours 57 min ago
If you're a geek, a do-it-yourselfer, a maker, or just plain curious, you need to get your hands on some reading material from No Starch Press, which bills itself as "The Finest in Geek Entertainment." I have used its books as reference materials when teaching students about the Linux operating system and helping them learn to code.read more

Franz Combines all Your Messaging Apps in a Single Application

7 hours 11 min ago
Franz is a free to use application that combines different messaging services like WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Telegram, Skype, Slack and other chat applications in one application.

How To Install Sublime Text 3 Stable In Linux

8 hours 25 min ago
All the developers out there love Sublime Text. It has been emerging as a great text editor for learners and advanced. It is available on Linux, Mac OS and Windows. Sublime text offers features like macros, recognition of a wide variety of languages, split view etc. The editor can also be customized using different themes. Some of these themes are already popular through Notepad++.

Google Quietly Releases Chrome 62 to Stable Channel for Linux, Mac, and Windows

9 hours 40 min ago
Google quietly promoted the Chrome 62 web browser to the stable channel today for desktops, including Mac, GNU/Linux, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

How to create an e-book chapter template in LibreOffice Writer

10 hours 54 min ago
For many people, using a word processor is the fastest, easiest, and most familiar way to write and publish an e-book. But firing up your word processor and typing away isn't enough—you need to follow a format.That's where a template comes in. A template ensures that your book has a consistent look and feel. Luckily, creating a template is quick and easy, and the time and effort you spend on it will give you a better-looking book.read more

Docker Accelerates App Migration to Containers with IBM Partnership

12 hours 8 min ago
At the DockerCon EU conference, container vendor outlines successes and launches new partnership with IBM to help organizations move from legacy architectures to the microservices future.

What Are the Hidden Files in my Linux Home Directory For?

13 hours 23 min ago
Do you know that your Home directory in your Linux system contains a lot of hidden files and folders? Here are some of the uses of the hidden files in Linux.

Learn how to program in Python by building a simple dice game

14 hours 37 min ago
Python is an all-purpose programming language that can be used to create desktop applications, 3D graphics, video games, and even websites. It's a great first programming language because it can be easy to learn and it's simpler than complex languages like C, C++, or Java. Even so, Python is powerful and robust enough to create advanced applications, and it's used in just about every industry that uses computers. This makes Python a good language for young and old, with or without any programming experience.read more

Rugged Apollo Lake computer fits into small places

16 hours 30 min ago
Portwell’s compact “WEBS-13D1” computer offers Apollo Lake options, 4K-ready DP and HDMI, 6x USB, -20 to 60°C support, and shock and vibration resistance. Portwell’s 200 x 150 x 80mm WEBS-13D1 is one of its smaller embedded computers, although it’s not quite as petite as the similarly Apollo Lake driven, 150 x 150 x 60mm WEBS-21D0.

A Week-Long Festival for Internet Health

17 hours 45 min ago
MozFest is convening technologists, activists and artists this October to tackle the biggest problems facing the web. The Internet is sick. From ransomware and trolls to misinformation and mass surveillance, the very health of the Internet is at risk.

KDE Plasma 5.11 Desktop Environment Gets First Point Release, Over 30 Bugs Fixed

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 06:53:37 AM
Just one week after the release of the major KDE Plasma 5.11 desktop environment, the KDE Project on Tuesday announced the immediate availability of the maintenance update to the series, KDE Plasma 5.11.1.

Linus Torvalds says targeted fuzzing is improving Linux security

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 05:39:17 AM
Announcing the fifth release candidate for the Linux kernel version 4.14, Linus Torvalds has revealed that fuzzing is producing a steady stream of security fixes.

How to Install SuiteCRM with Nginx on CentOS 7

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 04:24:56 AM
SuiteCRM is an open source CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software based on PHP. It is a fork of the popular CRM software SugarCRM, and has become more popular after the team behind the latter decided to stop the development of the free version. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure SuiteCRM using Nginx as the Web server.

Worlds smallest i.MX6 tapped for customizable Linux SBC

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 03:10:36 AM
Gumstix has added NXP’s tiny, Linux-driven SCM-i.MX6 module to its Geppetto design library, and has launched a “Cobalt MC” SBC to showcase the tiny COM. Gumstix continues to add more computer-on-modules and single board computers to its Geppetto D2O design library, offering more options for developers to build custom board designs online for prototyping and quick manufacture of small runs.

Chrome OS Gets Material Design for "Do Not Disturb," Android-Like Screenshots

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 01:56:16 AM
Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is sharing today information on a new Material Design refresh for Google's Chrome OS' "Do Not Disturb" mode, which landed in the latest Chrome Canary channel.

What's New in Docker 17.09?

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 12:41:55 AM
Much like the container microservices DevOps world itself, Docker iterates rapidly. In a session at the DockerCon EU conference in Copenhagen Vivek Saraswat, senior product manager at Docker detailed some of the new features in recently released versions of both Docker Community Edition (CE) and Docker Enterprise Edition (EE).

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today's leftovers

Software: VirtualBox, Franz, ClipGrab, Gammu, AppArmor, Xfce4, GTK+

  • Oracle Releases VM VirtualBox 5.2
    It was more than one year ago that VirtualBox 5.1 was released while today it's finally been succeeded by a new feature release.
  • Franz Combines all Your Messaging Apps in a Single Application
    Franz is a free to use application that combines different messaging services like WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Telegram, Skype, Slack and other chat applications in one application.
  • ClipGrab: Video Downloader and Converter Updated for Ubuntu/Linux Mint (PPA)
    ClipGrab is a free software to download and convert videos from different famous sites of Internet. You can easily save your favorite videos from sites like Dailymotion or Vimeo. And you can convert these videos into "usable" formats like WMV, MPEG or MP3. You can check here which sites are supported by this software.
  • Gammu 1.38.5
    Today, Gammu 1.38.5 has been released. After long period of bugfix only releases, this comes with several new noteworthy features.
  • Watch Out Upgrading To Linux 4.14 If You Use AppArmor
    Just a quick public service announcement if you rely upon AppArmor for security on your Linux distribution like Ubuntu/Debian and plan to soon upgrade to the Linux 4.14 kernel...
  • New hotness: xfce4-notifyd 0.4.0
    After quite some development time I have decided to push out xfce4-notifyd 0.4.0 today. This is not just a bugfix, but a feature-packed release.
  • Xfce Gets Notification Improvements With xfce4-notifyd 0.4
    For users of the Xfce4 desktop environment, a new release of xfce4-notifyd 0.4 is now available as the project's newest feature release.
  • GTK+ 3.92 Released With Many Improvements & New Features
    Matthias Clasen has today released GTK+ 3.92 as the latest test release in the long road towards the major GTK4 tool-kit update. GTK+ 3.92 features Vulkan improvements, more widget reworking, continued Emoji support, and more. Highlights of changes found in this GTK+ 3.92 update include:
  • SteelCloud Expands Linux STIG Support to Ubuntu, SUSE, and Oracle Linux
    SteelCloud LLC announced today that it has enhanced ConfigOS, its patented STIG remediation software, to support the newly released Ubuntu, SUSE, and Oracle Linux STIGs. These new supported platforms bolster the product's existing Red Hat Linux automated STIG remediation capabilities. The expanded ConfigOS Linux security content will be provided to new and existing customers at no additional charge.

today's howtos

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