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[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 12:13:39 EDT from rss

Subject: OpenBSD 6.0 Operating System Adds Support for ARMv7 Architectures, OpenSSH 7.3

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On September 1, 2016, Theo de Raadt from the OpenBSD project has had the enormous pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of the OpenBSD 6.0 operating system.

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 13:29:54 EDT from rss

Subject: Florida Man Arrested for Hacking Linux Kernel Organization

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Donald Ryan Austin, 27, of El Portal, Florida, was charged yesterday with hacking servers belonging to the Linux Kernel Organization (

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 14:30:54 EDT from rss

Subject: How to encrypt your Fedora file system

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What is encryption? In cryptography, encryption is encoding information so that only authorized parties can read it. Encryption doesn’t necessarily prevent someone else from getting access to your data, but if they do, it can prevent that data’s content from being read.... Continue Reading →

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 15:47:09 EDT from rss

Subject: Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10

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El Reg answers your questions while you wait for make all to finishWater cooler I read an article this week headlined: "The latest Kaby Lake, Zen chips will support only Windows 10." It claimed Intel and AMD's new processors are "officially supported only by Microsoft’s Windows 10." This can't be true? What about Linux?…

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 16:48:09 EDT from rss

Subject: Open Source Computer Club: Out of the trash, into the classroom

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While many agree on the importance of extending resources to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula within K-12 education, there isn't always alignment on the best tools or techniques to, as the U.S. Department of Education explains, equip students with the "knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information", or schools and districts with the resources and expertise to "improve the delivery, impact, and visibility of STEM efforts."read more

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 18:04:24 EDT from rss

Subject: Red Hat still plans on being The OpenStack company

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Other companies -- Canonical, SUSE, and Mirantis -- all plan on being OpenStack powers, but Red Hat shows it[he]#039[/he]s determined to be number one with its latest OpenStack cloud release.

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 19:20:40 EDT from rss

Subject: 3.5-inch SBC features Intel Skylake CPUs, dual GbE, dual mini-PCIe

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Aaeon’s 3.5-inch form-factor “GENE-SKU6” SBC taps Intel’s 6th Gen Skylake SoCs and offers Intel HD Graphics, dual GbE interfaces, and dual mini-PCIe slots. Aaeon has added a Skylake-powered board to its growing line of 3.5-inch style single board computers: the GENE-SKU6, built around the 6th Gen Intel Core i7/i5/i3 “Skylake-U” processors, clocked at up to […]

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 21:22:39 EDT from rss

Subject: How to access your Google Drive account from Linux command line using Gdrive

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While Google Drive is no doubt one of the most popular (if not the most popular) cloud storage services available today, what's really sad is that there is no official Drive client available for Linux. But that doesn't mean there are no alternatives - in fact the awesome Linux/open-source community has developed several unofficial Google Drive clients, some of which we've already discussed here at HowtoForge. In this article, we will discuss Gdrive.

[#] Fri Sep 02 2016 23:09:25 EDT from rss

Subject: 3 alternatives to Nero for Linux CD and DVD burning

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I haven't had a working computer with an optical media drive in almost a year now, and the truth is, I haven't missed it. Technically I have an external USB CD/DVD device, but I haven't even pulled it out of its box.So why have I been thinking so much about reading and writing those little round discs lately?read more

[#] Sat Sep 03 2016 01:06:19 EDT from rss

Subject: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Enters Beta

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Red Hat is now working the next milestone of its flagship operating system platform with the new beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (RHEL). The RHEL 7.3 beta is the first major milestone update for RHEL in 2016 and follows the release of RHEL 7.2 that became generally available in November 2015.

[#] Sat Sep 03 2016 02:53:04 EDT from rss

Subject: David Beazley’s Keynote Talk at PyData Chicago 2016

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One of the things we've noticed over the years is how enthusiastic people are about Python, which shows in this keynote address by David Beazley.

[#] Sat Sep 03 2016 04:55:31 EDT from rss

Subject: Top 5: Python vs.  C/C++ for embedded systems

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In this week's Top 5, I highlight a comparison of Python and C/C++ for embedded systems, an introduction to Linux network routing, a chat with Automotive Grade Linux, a look at FarmBot for your small farming needs, and Ben Cotton[he]#039[/he]s take on how to write documentation.

[#] Sat Sep 03 2016 06:43:21 EDT from rss

Subject: Suspect Arrested for 5-Year-Old Linux Kernel Organization Breach

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We're grateful to the law enforcement officers who have diligently pursued this investigation since 2011," Mike Dolan, vice president of strategic programs at the Linux Foundation, said in a statement sent to eWEEK. "Because this matter is the subject of an active court case, we're unable to comment on it further. We will continue to support law enforcement officers by providing information as requested in support of this investigation."

[#] Sat Sep 03 2016 08:45:18 EDT from rss

Subject: Fighting Back Against Secrecy Orders

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Mozilla today is joining a coalition of technology companies, including Apple, Lithium, and Twilio, in filing an amicus brief in support of Microsoft’s case against indiscriminate use of gag orders. Such orders prevent companies from notifying users about government requests … Continue reading

[#] Sat Sep 03 2016 10:32:03 EDT from rss

Subject: QtCon Opens in Berlin with Keynote by Raul Krauthausen

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QtCon has opened in Berlin at the fabulous Berlin Conference Centre. It started with a welcome by president of the KDAB group and one of the original KDE developers Matthias Kalle Dalheimer. He welcomed the different but related communities together and encouraged developers to talk to each other...

[#] Sat Sep 03 2016 12:34:02 EDT from rss

Subject: Feds pin brazen intrusion on 27-year-old programmer

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In August 2011, multiple servers used to maintain and distribute the Linux operating system kernel were infected with malware that gave an unknown intruder almost unfettered access. Earlier this week, the five-year-old breach investigation got its first big break when federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment accusing a South Florida computer programmer of carrying out the attack.

[#] Sat Sep 03 2016 14:20:47 EDT from rss

Subject: QtCon FInished First Day of 13 Tracks of Talks

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Today is a historic day for KDE, a community founded 20 years ago. We are celebrating with like-minded communities doing what we do best; discussing and promoting technical achievements with our friendly communities of FSF-E, Qt and VLC. A massive thirteen tracks of talks run concurrently here at the Berlin Conference Centre covering topics from community to debugging to the switch to Qt 6.

[#] Sat Sep 03 2016 16:22:47 EDT from rss

Subject: Batch file renaming and integrated archive support added to Nautilus

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The Files application (aka Nautilus) is getting a major update in Fedora 25 Workstation. Fedora 25 is slated to include Nautilus 3.22, adding a new GUI interface for  batch renaming of files, and will also add integrated archive support. GNOME... Continue Reading →

[#] Sat Sep 03 2016 18:09:32 EDT from rss

Subject: SMS on the Linux desktop, Linux's 25th birthday, and more open source news

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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at SMS on the Linux desktop, Linux's 25th birthday, inexpensive ecological homesteads, and more.Open source news roundup for August 28-September 3, 2016read more

[#] Sat Sep 03 2016 20:11:32 EDT from rss

Subject: QtCon Day 2: Extended Track Coverage

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There is so much about QtCon and all its diversity and enthusiasm right from the Traffic Cone hats to the Ratatouille to the parallel KDE, FSFE, Qt tracks that all of it can't be summed up even across numerous dot stories. So this article in particular aims at giving a detailed summary of some of the talks not covered in the previous dot story and a more detailed version of the lightning talks for those who prefer a quick read over watching videos.

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