Spaceman Shuttleworth Finds Earthly Riches With Ubuntu Software

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Canonical Group Ltd ., makes money from about 800 paying customers, including Netflix Inc., Tesla Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG, which pay for support services. Its success has helped boost his net worth to $1 billion, according to the "It's destructive to be too focused on that," Shuttleworth said of his wealth in an interview at...

Why Linux HDCP isn't the end of the world

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HDCP is used to encrypt content over HDMI and DisplayPort links...

ROS Robotics By Example

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This book is for robotic enthusiasts, researchers and professional robotics engineers who would like to build robot applications using ROS. It gives the robotics beginner and the ROS newbie an immensely practical introduction to robot building and robotics application coding....

What is a blockchain smart contract?

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opensource.com: The first thing to know about blockchain smart contracts is they're not contracts, smart, nor necessarily on a blockchain....

Debian LTS: DLA-1200-1: linux security update

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Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks. Package : linux Version : 3.2.96-2 CVE ID : CVE-2016-10208 CVE-2017-8824 CVE-2017-8831 CVE-2017-12190 CVE-2017-13080 CVE-2017-14051 CVE-2017-15115 CVE-2017-15265 CVE-2017-15299 CVE-2017-15649...

Ubuntu Devs Work on Demoting Python 2 to Universe Repo for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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softpedia: Canonical's Matthias Klose informed the Ubuntu community in a mailing list announcement that getting the Python 2 interpreter demoted from Ubuntu has been an ongoing task for the last few releases...

Toplip - A Very Strong File Encryption And Decryption CLI Utility

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ostechnix: Toplip is a free and open source encryption utility that uses a very strong encryption method called XTS-AES256 to safeguard your confidential data....

How to Upgrade Kernel on CentOS 7

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The Kernel is the brain for an operating system. It's like the core element of every OS....

Linux Kernel 5.0 Will be Coming in the Summer of 2018

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itsFOSS: Linus Torvalds reveals the silly reason about why there will be a Linux Kernel 5 hopefully in the summer of 2018....

The Hidden Costs of Open Source Security Software

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Open source software, such as the Linux OS, the WordPress CMS, and thousands of different cyber security tools , has exploded in popularity. Black Duck's 2017 Open Source 360 survey found that 90% of organizations use open source software, and 60% of respondents reported that the use of their organization's open source software had...

How to install Redis server on Ubuntu Linux 16.04

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It is in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker. How can I install Redis server on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS? Redis used for caching data and other purposes....

Mozilla's new voice recognition model, fixing the GPL, and more news

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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Mozilla's new speech recognition model, how big players in open source are moving to help the GPL, and more. Mozilla announced the initial release of its open source speech recognition model and voice dataset last week....

KDE Frameworks 5.41.0 Released with More Than 120 Improvements and Bugfixes

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Each month, KDE releases a new KDE Frameworks build, and version 5.41.0 is now available for December 2017...

What's New in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon Edition

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Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon edition is the latest release of Linux Mint 18 series features Cinnamon Desktop 3.6 as default desktop environment....

Bodhi Linux 4.4 Released with Linux Kernel 4.13, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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Bodhi Linux is built around the Enlightenment desktop environment....

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way to Retrain Old IT Workers?

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A medium-sized company just hired a new IT manager who wants advice from the Slashdot community about their two remaining IT "gofers": These people have literally been here their entire "careers" and are now near retirement. Quite honestly, they do not have any experience other than reinstalling Windows, binding something to the domain and the...

Amazon aims an AWS-savvy version of FreeRTOS at IoT gizmos

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Amazon has launched an open source "Amazon FreeRTOS" real-time OS with AWS Greengrass support and a configuration console, for use in MCU-based IoT devices....

Linux 4.15 rc3

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Linus Torvalds: This rc3 is big even by rc3 standards. Not good....

What Are Zombie Processes And How To Find Kill Zombie Processes?

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LinuxAndUbuntu: If you are a regular Linux user, you may have encountered the term Zombie Processes....

Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls Are Increasingly Active and Microsoft is Selling 'Protection' (Azure Subscriptions)

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TechRights: There are several indications that Microsoft-connected shells, which produce no products and are threatening a large number of companies...