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Martin Casado at ONS: Making SDN Real

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 08:45:58 AM
Software Defined Networking (SDN) has evolved significantly since the concept began to be considered in the 1990s, and Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz, used his keynote at the Open Networking Summit to talk about how he’s seen SDN change over the past 10 years.

How to Safely and Securely Back Up Your Linux Workstation

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:31:38 AM
Even seasoned system administrators can overlook Linux workstation backups or do them in a haphazard, unsafe manner. At a minimum, you should set up encrypted workstation backups to external storage. But it’s also nice to use zero-knowledge backup tools for off-site/cloud backups for more peace of mind.

Tiny COM opens up Qualcomms wearables SoC

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:17:18 AM
Intrinsyc‘s 31.5 x 15mm “Open?Q 2100 SOM” and Nano-ITX dev kit for wearables run Android 7.0 or Android Wear on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, which runs on most Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches, among other wearables, is now open to a wider audience of developers.

OpenELEC 8.0.2 Embedded Linux Entertainment OS Is Out with Mesa 17.0.4, More

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 05:02:58 AM
The OpenELEC 8.0 open-source embedded Linux entertainment operating system received its second maintenance update, versioned 8.0.2, which fixes various issues reported by users lately and updates some core components.

Turn on / off Linux servers with IFTTT button

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:48:37 AM
IFTTT stands for "If This Then That" and currently allows me to power on and off my Linux servers. Below i'll lay out exactly how I accomplished this.

Ubuntu Phone security updates end in June, app store closing

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 02:34:17 AM
Canonical moves quickly to end support for Ubuntu phones and tablets, and it will shutter the app store at the end of 2017.

Running Kodi on the Asus Tinker Board

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 01:19:57 AM
This walk-through explains how to install FTMC, a fork of Kodi, on the Tinker Board under Android. FTMC is notable for providing hardware acceleration and supporting more features on Rockchip mainstream chips, including the RK3288 System on Chip found on the Tinker Board. There’s quite a few steps to get FTMC up and running here, but it’s worth it!

Open-spec networking Mini-ITX has 1, 2.5, and 10 GbE ports

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:05:36 AM
SolidRun’s “Marvell MacchiatoBIN” is a $349, Mini-ITX networking SBC that runs Linux 4.4 on Marvell’s quad -A72 Armada 8040, and supports ODP, OFP, and NFV. SolidRun, which is known for its NXP i.MX6 based HummingBoard SBCs and Marvell Armada 38x based ClearFog Pro and scaled down ClearFog Base networking boards, has spun a $349 (and […]

How to Install MySQL 5.7 on Linux CentOS and Ubuntu

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:51:16 PM
In this tutorial, I will guide you how to install and configure the new stable MySQL 5.7 version on CentOS 7 server and Ubuntu 16.04 server. MySQL is an open source relational database management system developed by Oracle corporation. The source code is released under GNU General Public License.

Lessons learned from the failure of Ubuntu Touch

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:36:56 PM
If we want an open-source, Linux-based mobile platform to succeed, these are the steps we have to take.

How to prevent a Chromebook from running out of memory

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 08:22:36 PM
If you're a heavy Chromebook user, and you find your device constantly giving you an "out of memory" error, or if you find data in older browser tabs simply disappearing, your device doesn't have enough memory to handle your workload. Fortunately there's a way to fix this.

Quick guide for Linux check disk space

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:54:32 PM
In the world of Linux | Unix system administration one of our tasks is to perform Linux check disk space. Performing Linux check disk space operation makes us aware about the current utilization of the mount point within the system. Here is a list of command for Linux check disk space.

Securing Docker, One Patch at a Time

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:40:11 PM
The open-source Docker container project integrates many different security approaches, but like every other software project, it still has to deal with reported software vulnerabilities.

How to make branding decisions in an open community

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 03:25:51 PM
On April 18, Docker founder Solomon Hykes made a big announcement via a pull request in the main Docker repo: "Docker is transitioning all of its open source collaborations to the Moby project going forward." The docker/docker repo now redirects to moby/moby, and Solomon's pull request updates the README and logo for the project to match.read more

10 Alternatives to Your Favorite Windows Apps on Chrome OS

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 02:11:31 PM
For those who have switched to Chrome OS from Windows, this article will go over some of the popular alternatives to Windows apps for Chrome OS.

Mentor tips Azure IoT support and Linux-driven self-driving tech

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:57:10 PM
Mentor announced Azure Certified for IoT compliance for Mentor Embedded Linux, and unveiled a Linux-based “DRS360” self-driving car platform. Mentor, which has long offered its Yocto Project based Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) commercial Linux distribution, announced new Microsoft Azure cloud support for MEL, as well as its Nucleus RTOS. Earlier this month, its Mentor Automotive […]

A new Android app for teaching kids how to read

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 11:42:50 AM
Have you been looking for software to help your child to read? Well, your quest may be over.Phoenicia is a new literacy application for Android developed by Michael Hall, an open source software developer, community manager, and technology evangelist currently working at Canonical, maker of Ubuntu. In this interview, he talks about the diagnosis of his oldest child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, his learning curve of Android development, and why user testing matters more than you think.read more

LC3 2017 Features Open Source Experts in SDN, Cloud, DevOps, and More

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:28:30 AM
Developers, architects, sysadmins, DevOps experts, business leaders, and other professionals will gather in China June 19-20 to discuss the latest open source technology and trends at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China 2017 (LC3).This event -- held for the first time in Beijing, China -- features three conferences in one, with more than 100 conference sessions focusing on topics such as Kubernetes, Cloud Native [he]amp[/he] Containers, Linux...

Open-source EdgeX Foundry seeks to standardize Internet of Things

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:14:10 AM
Fifty companies have joined up to unify Internet of Things edge-computing programming.

Why and how to publish your work and opinions

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:59:49 AM
This free webinar, "Why and How to Publish Your Work and Opinionsm" will be given by Opensource.com Editor and Community Manager Rikki Endsley and Linux.com Editor Libby Clark. Learn how to successfully publish your technical work and viewpoints, as well as how to identify publications to target.

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Best Linux Distros for Gaming in 2017

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