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Early Linux 4.14 Kernel Benchmarks Are Looking Promising.

Phoronix: I've begun running some Linux 4.14-rc1 kernel benchmarks and in some areas there appears to be nice gains with this in-development kernel.

- Linux Today - US

How to configure and use PDO for database access on Linux.

PDO is an acronym for PHP Data Objects: it is a PHP extension for interacting with databases through the use of objects.

- Linux Today - US

3 Ways to Change a Users Default Shell in Linux.

 The shell is a program that accepts and interprets commands

- Linux Today - US

Ethical Hacking Distro Parrot Security Gets ZFS Support, It's Based on Debian 10.

softpedia: Coming two months after the 3.7 update, Parrot Security OS 3.8 introduces updated components and new features.

- Linux Today - US

Innersource: How to leverage open source in the enterprise.

Applying open source development methodology to internal software development increases innovation, decreases time to market, and pleases employees and customers.

- Linux Today - US

Can Artful Aardvark Regain Ubuntu's Popularity on the Desktop?.

Datamation: For desktop users, the pressing issue is whether the coming changes can help Ubuntu regain its domination of the desktop.

- Linux Today - US

What's New In Linux Lite 3.6.

What's new in the latest Linux lite release?

- Linux Today - US

4 ways to check size of physical memory in Linux.

4 different commands to get memory information from Linux server.

- Linux Today - US

StarTech releases a trio of multi-monitor USB-C laptop docking stations.

USB-C devices are coming thick and fast lately -- it feels like it is raining dongles and docks! While Apple's MacBook computers aren't the only devices with such ports, they certainly accelerated the popularity. Of course, there are both Windows and Linux machines with USB-C too. StarTech manufactures many USB-C devices, ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Get 'Linux Networking Cookbook' FREE for a limited time.

Move beyond the basics of how a Linux machine works and gain a better understanding of Linux networks and their configuration. The Linux Networking Cookbook is a hands-on solution guide to building, maintaining, and securing a network using Linux. What you will learn: Route an IPv6 netblock to your local network Modify your ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

The Pirate Bay Takes Heat for Testing Monero Mining.

The Pirate Bay has come under fire for testing a Monero javascript miner as a possible means for generating new revenue to replace its current model of making money through advertising on the site. It reportedly hijacked the processing power of its own users to help generate revenue. Monero is an open source digital ...

- E-Commerce Times - US

TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 Review: a Powerful Ultrabook Running TUXEDO Xubuntu

It's the first time we get our hands on a real Linux laptop, an ultrabook, designed from the offset to offer an out-of-the-box GNU/Linux desktop experience, and TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 does not disappoint. TUXEDO Computers is a German computer company manufacturing and selling notebooks, high-end gaming computers, and ...

- Softpedia - US

BlueBorne Vulnerability Is Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases, Update Now

Canonical released today new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases, patching recently discovered security vulnerabilities, including the infamous BlueBorne that exposes billions of Bluetooth devices. The BlueBorne vulnerability appears to affect all supported Ubuntu versions, including Ubuntu 17.04 , ...

- Softpedia - US

AWS to switch to per-second billing for Linux instances

Promises price reductions.

- iTnews - AU

Firefox, Thunderbird and VLC Are the Most Popular Apps Among Ubuntu Users

Canonical's Dustin Kirkland attended this year's UbuCon Europe conference for Ubuntu users and developers in Paris, France, where he revealed the results of the Ubuntu desktop survey and the apps that users want to see by default in future Ubuntu releases. Earlier this year, Canonical put together a survey to find out what ...

- Softpedia - US

What do Equifax and a UK City Council have in common?

Open source components with known vulnerabilities could leave your organisation susceptible to a similar security breach.

- ITProPortal - UK

Risks Limited With Latest Apache Bug, Optionsbleed

The risks surrounding the latest Apache bug, called Optionsbleed, are limited given it can only be attacked under certain conditions. Apache, and many Linux distributions, have patched the flaw.

- threatpost - US

Google Code-in 2017 lets students win prizes while learning about open source

Open source is changing the world, and it is important that children get educated on the subject as early as possible. It's a competitive workforce out there, and students need to be prepared. Of course, learning about open source doesn't have to be a chore -- gaining knowledge can sometimes be fun too. Google does a lot ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Open source tool aims to deliver more efficient web development

Websites are essential for businesses in the modern world, which puts web development teams under pressure to deliver results. Open source tool specialist DRUD Tech is launching a new tool called ddev which is designed to do away with the complicated steps and disparate components of website development. Using a simple ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

New Minecraft brings updated logo and bug fixes

Minecraft 1.12.2 is not a major update but it does bring an updated version of the game logo. Besides the slight facelift, an exploit and a bunch of other bugs have been fixed. You can download Minecraft for Windows, macOS, Linux and several other platforms.

- Techspot - EC

Linux Mint 18.3 to Be Dubbed "Sylvia," Enables HiDPI by Default in Cinnamon 3.6

Clement Lefebvre is pleased to announce that the codename of Linux Mint 18.3 will be "Sylvia."

- Linux Today - US

How to Install Apache Cassandra NoSQL database on a Single Node Ubuntu 16.04

The Apache Cassandra is a distributed NoSQL database management system designed to handle large amounts of data.

- Linux Today - US

Facebook's open source React library is increasingly worrying devs

Facebook is in the middle of a fraught battle. No, it's not over the pernicious tide of fake news surging onto our newsfeeds, nor is it about privacy issues on the platform. Rather, it pertains to how the social media giant deals with the open source community, the code it releases to the world, and one cool piece of ...

- The Next Web - US

How Serious is VMware About Open Source?

Promises open APIs as it woos open source developers in Europe....

- theWHIR - US

Amazon Web Services To Bill By The Second For Virtual Linux Servers

The cloud leader will introduce the next level of billing granularity, creating opportunities for partners to deliver savings to large customers.

- CRN - US

Can Ubuntu Come Back To Top On Distrowatch After GNOME Desktop Environment?

For a very long time, Ubuntu was at the heart of the Linux revolution.

- Linux Today - US

How To Auto Logout Inactive Users After A Period Of Time In Linux

Automatically logout inactive users and SSH sessions after a period of time in Linux.

- Linux Today - US

3 text editor alternatives to Emacs and Vim

Vim and Emacs are the decided heavyweights for editing text on the Linux desktop, but they're not the only options you have.

- Linux Today - US

7 tips for Linux cluster admins to help keep auditors happy

Try these strategies to satisfy auditors' requirements without wasting your time or testing your patience.

- Linux Today - US

Linux 4.14 rc1

Linus Torvalds: This has been an "interesting" merge window.

- Linux Today - US

Linux fmt command - usage and examples

HowToForge: Sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where-in the requirement is to format the contents of a text file.

- Linux Today - US

Keybase launches alpha version of Teams, an open source and end-to-end encrypted Slack-like tool for collaboration amongst groups

Robert Hackett / Fortune: Keybase launches alpha version of Teams, an open source and end-to-end encrypted Slack-like tool for collaboration amongst groups  —  Chris Coyne and Max Krohn are going for the hat trick.  —  The two entrepreneurs, who are co-founders of the literature summary site SparkNotes and ...

- Techmeme - US

Linux Mint 18.3 named and more dev updates outlined

More Linux Mint 18.3 details have been released, including the main announcement for which we've been waiting: its codename. It will be called Sylvia and is the last 18.x release due.

- Neowin.net - US

Linux Mint 18.3 Ubuntu-based operating system is named 'Sylvia'

Ubuntu 17.10 is almost here, and many Linux users are excited. Canonical's operating system is already excellent, but it will soon be even better thanks to a new default desktop environment -- GNOME. What this means for the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint's usage remains to be seen. You see, many people choose Mint because they do ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Google Code-in 2017 lets students win prizes while learning about open source

Open source is changing the world, and it is important that children get educated on the subject as early as possible. Its a competitive workforce out there, and students need to be prepared. Of course, learning about open source doesn't have to be a chore -- gaining knowledge can sometimes be fun too. Google does a lot for ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Mini-DebConf 2017 Debian Conference to Take Place November 23-26 in Cambridge UK

Debian developer and leader of the debian-cd project Steve McIntyre announced the official dates and schedule of this year's Mini-DebConf conference for Debian developers and users. The Mini-DebConf 2017 conference will take place for four days, from Thursday, November 23 until Sunday, November 26, and it will be hosted at ...

- Softpedia - US

Linux Mint 18.3 to Be Dubbed 'Sylvia,' Enables HiDPI by Default in Cinnamon 3.6

Linux Mint project leader and creator Clement Lefebvre published today a new monthly newsletter to inform us all about some of the upcoming features coming to the Linux Mint 18.3 operating system later this fall. First of all, Clement Lefebvre is pleased to announce that the codename of Linux Mint 18.3 will be "Sylvia." ...

- Softpedia - US

Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux Kernel 4.14, the Next LTS Release

A day early than expected, Linux creator Linus Torvalds cautiously kicked off the development of the Linux 4.14 kernel series, which looks to be the next LTS branch, with the first Release Candidate milestone. That's right, two weeks after the release of Linux kernel 4.13, which is currently the most stable and advanced ...

- Softpedia - US

Ethical Hacking Distro Parrot Security Gets ZFS Support, It's Based on Debian 10

Parrot Security OS, the security-oriented GNU/Linux distribution designed with IoT security, ethical hacking, and cloud-based penetration testing in mind, has been updated recently to version 3.8. Coming two months after the 3.7 update, Parrot Security OS 3.8 introduces updated components and new features. But first, it's ...

- Softpedia - US

AWS announces per-second billing for EC2 instances

The new, more granular billing for compute resources will be introduced next month for Linux instances in all AWS regions.

- ZDNet - UK

Oracle Diary: Oracle Promises Hardware Improvements With SPARC M8 Chip

ORACLE NEWS: Oracle is latest cloud giant to back Kubernetes as it continues open source drive

- TechWeekEurope - UK

Keybase launches fully encrypted Slack-like communications tool — and it's free

Keybase added to its encrypted tool kit today when it launched Keybase Teams, an open source, Slack-like communications tool with end-to-end encryption. Desktop and mobile versions are available for download now. It may seem like competing with Slack, the enormously popular enterprise communications tool would be a fool's ...

- TechCrunch - US

How to avoid a GDPR compliance audit in a Linux environment

How can CIOs prepare for the impending GDPR privacy regulations? Here are four strategies for Linux environments

- Linux Today - US

KDE is partnering with Purism to create a Linux smartphone

Want a free-software smartphone? KDE and Purism have started a crowdfunding campaign to build one.

- Linux Today - US

Check Point's bogus Windows Subsystem for Linux attack

ZDnet: Don't believe the hype, Linux on Windows isn't a new form of malware

- Linux Today - US

Ubuntu-enabled open source SDR board shrinks in size and price

 LinuxGizmos: Lime Microsystems launched the $139 "LimeSDR Mini," a size- and cost-reduced sibling of its Ubuntu Core-enabled LimeSDR board, at CrowdSupply.

- Linux Today - US

Rename All Files and Directory Names to Lowercase in Linux

This guide will show you how to rename all files and directories names to lowercase in Linux.

- Linux Today - US

Ubuntu and GNOME Devs Team Up to Ease Your "Unity to GNOME" Transition

softpedia: During this week, the Ubuntu 17.10 repositories were flooded with packages from the GNOME 3.26 Stack

- Linux Today - US

What's behind the Linux umask?

NetworkWorld: The umask setting plays a big role in determining the permissions that are assigned to files that you create.

- Linux Today - US

Canonical and NEC Work on Digital Signage Solution Based on Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi

Targeted at professional audio/video apps, the digital signage solution that both NEC and Canonical will work on for the months to come will use the modular Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 platform

- Linux Today - US

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