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What containers and unikernels can learn from Arduino and Raspberry Pi

2 hours 48 min ago
Just the other day, I was speaking with a friend who is a mechanical engineer. He works on computer assisted braking systems for semi trucks and mentioned that his company has Arduinos all over the office. The idea is to encourage people to quickly experiment with new ideas. He also mentioned that Arduinos are more expensive than printed circuits. I was surprised by his comment about price, because coming from the software side of things, my perceptions of Arduinos was that they cost less than designing a specialized circuit.read more

How to Create a Local Red Hat Repository

3 hours 45 min ago
There are many reasons you may want a local Red Hat Enterprise Linux repository. Bandwidth is a major factor as downloading updates from the Internet can be time and bandwidth consuming. Whatever your reason, this tutorial will walk you through the process of getting your local repository setup.

FLOSS Weekly 389: Best Practices Badge

4 hours 42 min ago
The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) Best Practices badge is a way for Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects to show that they follow best practices. Projects can voluntarily self-certify, at no cost, by using this web application to explain how they follow each best practice.

Community Is a Big Part of the Raspberry Pi’s Strength

5 hours 40 min ago
As with many Linux distros, perhaps the biggest strength of the Pi is the community that surrounds it.

Solus OS

6 hours 37 min ago
Great graphics, but how is Solus OS under the hood?

Red Hat Expands Ansible With Broader Container Support

7 hours 34 min ago
Red Hat updated its recently acquired Ansible technology May 25 with a new version that provides enhanced support for Docker container deployment as well as Microsoft technologies.Red Hat acquired Ansible in October 2015, adding DevOps IT automation technologies into its product portfolio.

Release for CentOS Linux 6.8 i386 and x86_64

8 hours 31 min ago
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS Linux6.8 and install media for i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

Coming soon! First ever certification for open hardware

9 hours 28 min ago
The month of October this year will be Open Source Hardware Month with the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA)!Open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on that design. The hardware's source is the design from which it is made, and it is available in the preferred format for making modifications to it.read more

Linux System Monitoring and More with Auditd

10 hours 25 min ago
Title: Linux System Monitoring and More with Auditd25 MayLearn more

ServersCheck's Thermal Imaging Camera Sensor

11 hours 23 min ago
Monitoring data centers with sensors over conventional temperature probes hashuge advantages, says facilities monitoring specialist ServersCheck.

Tiny Core Linux 7.1 Screenshot Tour

12 hours 57 min ago
Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core 7.1. Changelog for 7.1: BusyBox updated to 1.24.2; BusyBox syslogd buffer size increase to 512; tc-config - move syslog after hostname; mountables.sh - move the rebuildfstab call to mnttool; tc-config - put syslogd -L after -R. Also in conjunction with the above in Xprogs: mnttool - refresh automatically; mnttool - move rebuildfstab call here from mountables.sh.

APT - Advanced Package Management tool for Debian Based Systems

13 hours 54 min ago
APT stands for Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) which is replacement for apt-get, like how DNF came to picture instead of YUM. It’s feature rich command-line tools with included all the futures in one command (APT) such as apt-cache, apt-search, dpkg, apt-cdrom, apt-config, apt-key, etc

Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Launches Next Week for Supported Ubuntu Phones and Tablets

14 hours 51 min ago
Another week has passed and the major OTA-11 software update for the Ubuntu mobile operating system, which powers the Ubuntu Phone and Tablet devices, is getting closer to a final release.

How to open a TCP/UDP socket in a bash shell

15 hours 49 min ago
Suppose you want to open a TCP/UDP socket on a Linux server for various reasons. For example, you want to check if a specific address/port is reachable. Or you want to fetch a remote web page or invoke a restful API for testing. Or you want to connect to a remote IRC server, etc.

Pointless features add to browser bloat and insecurity

16 hours 46 min ago
83 per cent of browser features are used by under one per cent of top websites. It might be time for the warlocks of the Web and brewers of JavaScript to revisit their ever-burgeoning developer wish-lists and sweep away the rubbish.

Why a Buffer developer open sourced his code

17 hours 43 min ago
?If you look for the official definition of open source, you'll likely stumble upon this outline from the board members of the Open Source Initiative. If you skim through it, you're sure to find some idea or concept that you feel very aligned with. At its heart, openness (and open source) is about free distribution—putting your work out there for others to use.

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 In Development, Software Boutique and Welcome Get New Features

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 06:16:20 AM
Ubuntu MATE lead developer and maintainer Martin Wimpress announced earlier today that the Ubuntu MATE 16.10 operating system is now open for development.

IBM Uses Apache Spark Across Its Products to Help Enterprise Customers Video

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 05:19:09 AM
IBM loves Apache Spark. It’s training its engineers on it, it’s contributing to the project, and it’s building many of its big data products on top of the open source platform so IBM’s enterprise customers can use its powerful tools.

Linux Containers vs. VMs: A Security Comparison

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 04:21:58 AM
More vulnerable than virtual machines? In fact, containers have some security advantages. Developers love containers. They're easy to use and fast to start. You can run a lot of them on even simple hardware. Startup overhead has always been a bane of development and testing, and this overhead only increases with microservices architectures.

Petros Koutoupis' RapidDisk

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 03:24:47 AM
RapidDisk is an open-source and enhanced Linux RAM drive solution led by BDFLPetros Koutoupis (who also writes for Linux Journal) that allows users to create, resize a

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Raspberry Pi analog input board has weather station option

RasPi.TV has Kickstartered a $12 “RasPiO Analog Zero” Raspberry Pi add-on board the size of an Raspberry Pi Zero. It offers eight 10-bit analog inputs. The RasPiO Analog Zero has surpassed its Kickstarter goals, and is available through May 31 starting at 8 Pounds ($12). Designed for reading up to eight analog sensors simultaneously on a Raspberry Pi, the add-on board is matched to the size of the 65 x 30mm Raspberry Pi Zero. However, it plugs into any Pi with a 40-pin expansion connector, and can work with older 26-pin Pi models with the help of an adapter. Read more

GhostBSD 10.3 Development Continues, Now with UEFI Support for 64-bit Platforms

Today, May 25, 2016, GhostBSD maintainer Eric Turgeon announced the general availability of the second Alpha release of the upcoming GhostBSD 10.3 operating system. Read more

Samsung still undecided on their Android Wear future

Yesterday the Internet lit up like a Christmas tree with the news that Samsung was no longer going to use Android Wear for any of its Smartwatches, but it seems that might not be quite the case. The report from Fast Company cited some Samsung executives confirming that Samsung was not looking into developing any further Android Wear products. Now, In a statement provided to the Engadget website Samsung states: “We disagree with Fast Company’s interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms.” Read more

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition review

The Meizu Pro 5 is the latest flagship smartphone to run on Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system. Ubuntu is designed to work across all device types – including mobile, tablets, convertibles and desktops – using a common core code. This is similar to Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile. However, unlike Microsoft’s code, Ubuntu is totally open source and has largely been developed and improved by the desktop OS’s millions-strong user base. This means the OS is capable of evolving and changing at a great pace and has update cycles that would make most sysadmins weep. Read more