NetBSD 8.0 is here with mitigations for both the Spectre Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) and Spectre Variant 4 (CVE-2018-3639) security vulnerabilities
The LiveSlak Project: Running Slackware-Current Live Images With or Without Persistence and Installing Them
This is a good way of getting a Slackware Current installation on to any drive -via the iso2usb script- which then can be updated as normal with the packaging tools, or use it just to test / as a demo.
This open source tool makes it simple to convert old videos to new formats.
softpedia: The recently released Linux Mint 19 "Tara" operating system features the latest Cinnamon 3.8 desktop environment, which promised to enable faster launching of apps and be more snappier than previous releases.
Learn how open source has fostered the growth and development of interactive fiction.
Create your own short links with Apache HTTP server's mod_rewrite feature.
ServerWatch: Google is brining commercial Kubernetes applications to its cloud marketplace, but it isn't using Helm charts.
LinuxUprising: MusicBrainz Picard version 2.0 was released after more than 6 years since the previous major release.
Linuxize: Ghost is a modern source publishing platform built on top of the Node.js platform.
Grafana is a free and open source enterprise-level monitoring and data visualization tool with support for Graphite, InfluxDB, Prometheus, Elasticsearch and many more databases.
HowToForge: Many a time, a Linux machine is used by different users.
2DayGeek: This tutorial helps you to list all the users from your Linux system.
PostgreSQL (Postgres in short) is an open source, powerful, advanced, high performance and stable relational-document database system.
LinuxConfig: The objective is to first configure a basic ProFTPD server on CentOS 7.
FOSSmint: If you've installed the latest version of Linux Mint 19, it is time to familiarize yourself with Tara and follow us on our journey of the first 18 things to do after installing fresh Linux Mint 19.
Vivaldi's New Qwant Privacy-Focused Search Engine, Microsoft Makes PowerShell Core a Snap, Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 Now Available, Apache Software Foundation's Annual Report and More
News briefs for June 20, 2018.
Vivaldi Technologies has added a new privacy-focused search engine called Qwant to its Vivaldi web browser. Qwant doesn't store cookies or search history. Softpedia News quotes CEO and co-founder of Vivaldi Jon von Tetzchner: "We believe that the Internet can do better. We do not believe in tracking our users or in data profiling." You need version 1.15 of Vivaldi in order to enable Qwant.
Microsoft has made its PowerShell Core available in the Snap Store as a Snap application, OMG Ubuntu reports, allowing "Linux users and admins on various distros to run the latest version of PowerShell securely and safely across desktop, laptop and IoT."
Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 is now available. According to the press release, this new version "adds new content for automating across hybrid and multicloud environments, along with simplified connections to network APIs and updates for Ansible deployments overseeing Windows environments". It allows users "to more rapidly expand their infrastructure, without expanding manpower" and focuses on three areas of automation: multicloud, network and Windows.
Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook announced the Open-Source Data Transfer Project to promote universal data portability. Phoronix reports that the initiative "is to enable consumers to transfer data directly from one server to another, without the need for downloading/uploading of the content". See also the Google Open Source blog for more information.
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) released its annual report last week, which announced that the Foundation received open-source code worth more than $600 million by volunteer project contributors over a 12-month period. According to the post on IT Web, the report also covered one of the biggest crises for the ASF: "the Equifax data breach that affected 143 million consumers in the US and Canada as a result of a vulnerability in Apache Struts".News Privacy Vivaldi Web Browsers Microsoft Snap Red Hat Ansible Cloud Apache