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LXer: Learn about process management on Linux

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 03:11:55 PM
Learn about process management on Linux: how to shuffle processes between foreground and background, find out what's running, kill processes, keep processes running after you've left for the day, and multitask in a terminal window. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1: Linux Server Professional Certification exam 101, or just to learn for fun. Growth in Communities Drives Success, Says ASF’s Ross Gardler

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 03:00:44 PM

Great news! It’s totally working. The very concept behind the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) -- a group of disparate yet dedicated people building software for the public good -- has proven successful and fruitful for the 21st year in a row. The indomitable community spirit dedicated to openness and innovation shows absolutely no sign of slowing down.

LinuxToday: June Another Great Month for the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 03:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: Among other things, our Pi guy looks at the newest addition to the MagPi Essentials collection

Reddit: When Linux is the face of kindness

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 02:46:59 PM

Reddit: UnixForPoets

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 02:18:56 PM

Phoronix: Dirk Hohndel Is No Longer Intel's Chief Linux/OSS Technologist

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 02:17:38 PM
Well this somehow slipped under our radar last week and comes as a big surprise... Dirk Hohndel has left Intel Corp after being their chief Linux and open-source technologist the past number of years...

LXer: How to Install VMware Workstation 12 on Ubuntu 16.04 / Linux Mint 18

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 02:09:01 PM
Steps to install latest version of VMware workstation 12 on Debian based operating systems like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Linux Mint 18. Taming the Chaos of Modern Caches

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 02:00:35 PM

“If you’re a bit tired, this is a presentation on cache maintenance, so there will be plenty of opportunity to sleep.” Despite this warning from ARM Ltd. kernel developer Mark Rutland at his recent Embedded Linux Conference presentation, Stale Data, or How We (Mis-)manage Modern Caches, it was actually kind of an eye opener -- at least as far as cache management presentations go.

Phoronix: The State Of Systemd In Debian (2016)

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 01:40:22 PM
Debian developer Michael Biebl has presented a status update on systemd in Debian at this week's DebConf 16 event in Cape Town, South Africa...

Phoronix: Phoronix Test Suite 6.6 "Loppa" Is In Development, Milestone 1 Released

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 01:13:51 PM
The first milestone release of Phoronix Test Suite 6.6 "Loppa" is now available for your open-source, cross-platform benchmarking needs,..

LXer: Open source SSH clients

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 01:06:07 PM
The Secure Shell (SSH) protocol allows users to connect remotely to a machine using encrypted communications. It’s normal to use this protocol to work in a network environment. In Fedora, you can use the default client for SSH connections, OpenSSH.... Continue Reading →

LXer: June Another Great Month for the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 12:03:13 PM
Among other things, our Pi guy looks at the newest addition to the MagPi Essentials collection, Dave Akerman and a Raspberry Pi breaking a lofty record, and Tim Peake returning from space while leaving his Astro Pis in orbit.

TuxMachines: Smart Hub Preview Released for Tizen TV SDK 2.3.1

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 11:51:21 AM

Samsung Electronics has officially publically released its Smart TV Software Development Kit (SDK) 2.3.1 Preview UI to developers. Samsung previously allowed access to the Preview UI to a limited number of selected partners. Devs are now encouraged to get involved with Integrating the single access experience into their apps and help grow the Tizen TV Ecosystem further with a wider range of apps. Developers are now able to promote content that is beneficial to both them and the end consumer. Users are able to select the Preview area and directly see contents and deep link into the application.

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TuxMachines: Who needs a GUI? How to live in a Linux terminal.

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 11:48:36 AM

Ever consider the idea of living entirely in a Linux terminal? No graphical desktop. No modern GUI software. Just text—and nothing but text—inside a Linux shell. It may not be easy, but it’s absolutely doable. I recently tried living completely in a Linux shell for 30 days. What follows are my favorite shell applications for handling some of the most common bits of computer functionality (web browsing, word processing, etc.). With a few obvious holes. Because being text-only is hard.

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TuxMachines: Hands-On: Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 11:46:30 AM

Functionally the new Pi Zero is identical to the original model. I have tested it with a Raspbian microSD card that I had already been using in the original Pi Zero, and I had no problem. Just make sure it has the latest updates installed.

P.S. For those who might still wonder why the Pi Zero is interesting/useful, or why it was worthwhile to add a camera connection to it, have a look at this very spiffy Wearable Pi Zero Camera project.

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TuxMachines: Tizen 2.4 Rev7 SDK Released

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 11:43:39 AM

The Tizen SDK consists of a set of tools for developing Tizen Web and Native applications. You get an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Emulator, toolchain, sample code, and documentation. Tizen SDK runs on the Windows, Ubuntu, and Mac OS X Platforms. You are able to create Tizen apps without the use of the official Tizen IDE, but you need to make sure that it it still conforms to the Tizen packaging rules.

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More in Tux Machines

FOSS Events: LCA and systemd.conf

  • 5 great talks (that aren't about Linux), otherwise known as LCA, is one of the world's longest-running open source events. LCA has been held in a different city around Australia and New Zealand almost every year since 1999. Despite the name, is a generalist open source conference. LCA hasn't been just about Linux for a long time. Rather, the conference focuses on everything to do with open source: the software, hardware, and network protocols that underly it. LCA also has a strong track on free and open culture, exploring how open source interacts with science, government, and the law.
  • FINAL REMINDER! systemd.conf 2016 CfP Ends on Monday!
    Please note that the systemd.conf 2016 Call for Participation ends on Monday, on Aug. 1st! Please send in your talk proposal by then! We’ve already got a good number of excellent submissions, but we are very interested in yours, too!

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Security News

  • Security advisories for Thursday
  • Please save GMane!
  • The End of Gmane?
    In 2002, I grew annoyed with not finding the obscure technical information I was looking for, so I started Gmane, the mailing list archive. All technical discussion took place on mailing lists those days, and archiving those were, at best, spotty and with horrible web interfaces. The past few weeks, the Gmane machines (and more importantly, the company I work for, who are graciously hosting the servers) have been the target of a number of distributed denial of service attacks. Our upstream have been good about helping us filter out the DDoS traffic, but it’s meant serious downtime where we’ve been completely off the Internet.
  • Pwnie Express makes IoT, Android security arsenal open source
    Pwnie Express has given the keys to software used to secure the Internet of Things (IoT) and Android software to the open-source community. The Internet of Things (IoT), the emergence of devices ranging from lighting to fridges and embedded systems which are connected to the web, has paved an avenue for cyberattackers to exploit.
  • The Software Supply Chain Is Bedeviled by Bad Open-Source Code [Ed: again, trace this back to FUD firms like Sonatype in this case]
    Open-source components play a key role in the software supply chain. By reducing the amount of code that development organizations need to write, open source enables companies to deliver software more efficiently — but not without significant risks, including defective and outdated components and security vulnerabilities.
  • Securing a Virtual World [Ed: paywall, undated (no year but reposted)]
  • Google tells Android's Linux kernel to toughen up and fight off those horrible hacker bullies
    In a blog post, Jeff Vander Stoep of the mobile operating system's security team said that in the next build of the OS, named Nougat, Google is going to be addressing two key areas of the Linux kernel that reside at the heart of most of the world's smartphones: memory protection and reducing areas available for attack by hackers.