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How to Control a CNC Machine from your Linux Desktop

Saturday 18th of June 2016 05:14:05 PM
The availability of fairly affordable CNC machines and replacement controller boards with fast microcontrollers and network connectivity makes it a great time to get into CNC. Many options are available including basing your CNC on a 3040 from China or using open source software and open hardware to run the show...

3D printed human hands, open source course materials, and more news

Saturday 18th of June 2016 03:19:43 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at 3D-printed lattice for cell culture, open source materials for college courses, and more!Open source news roundup for June 12-18, 2016read more

Proofreading for illusions with grep and AWK

Saturday 18th of June 2016 01:25:21 PM
Lexical illusions are very hard to find when proofreading. The most common lexical illusion is a duplicated word, as in this well-known example: "A lexical illusion: many people are not aware that the the brain will automatically ignore a second instance of the word 'the' when it starts a new line." But if you let grep and AWK do the proofreading — problem solved!

The Giant Zero, Part 0.x

Saturday 18th of June 2016 07:53:33 AM
This is my October 2007 "SuitWatch" newsletter for Linux Journal. I believe it's the first place I floated the "giant zero" metaphor for the Internet, which I've made a bit of a thing about since then.

Robolinux 8.5 Screenshot Tour

Saturday 18th of June 2016 06:27:47 AM
Robolinux is extremely pleased and excited to announce its new upgraded Robolinux 8.5 'Raptor' Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and LXDE with 32-bit and 64-bit variants. Undoubtedly the biggest news is that all 16 Robolinux 7 and 8 Live editions now come with a free OS installer and can be downloaded for free on SourceForge. There is no more charge for our OS installer which was how we funded third-party Linux application developers. Gaming enthusiasts will be thrilled because we added Steam to 8.5. We also updated Stealth VM and the Robolinux C Drive to VM for Windows XP, 7 and 10 so it works with VirtualBox 5.0.

The XPS 13 DE: Dell continues to build a reliable Linux lineage

Saturday 18th of June 2016 05:02:00 AM
Hardware that ships with Linux installed isn't as rare as it used to be. System 76, Purism, ZaReason, and others have been cranking out hardware with Linux pre-installed for quite a while now. But while those of us who use Linux may know these companies, there's only one household name that currently ships laptops with Linux installed—Dell.

How to Install PostgreSQL and phpPgAdmin on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1

Saturday 18th of June 2016 03:36:14 AM
PostgreSQL (most people call it Postgres) is an advanced object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Postgres is an open source database server with more than 18 years of active development which makes Postgres the best choice for enterprise-class applications. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Postgres on your own server with OpenSUSE Leap as operating system. Then I will install phpPgAdmin so we can manage our Postgres database from the web browser.

Canonical Goes Snap Happy, Nextcloud 9 Released & More…

Saturday 18th of June 2016 02:10:27 AM
Also included: Two distros with new releases, Fedora 24 due on Tuesday and Ammon, Idaho thinks out-of-the-box.

Git 2.9 Released

Saturday 18th of June 2016 12:44:41 AM
A new version of Git was released this week, bringing anumber of improvements that will be a welcome sight to softwaredevelopers.

Pico-ITX board and six others gain wide operating temps

Friday 17th of June 2016 11:47:30 PM
Aaeon has added extended temperature support to seven embedded boards, including a “PICO-BT01” Pico-ITX SBC with Bay Trail CPUs and optional add-on boards. Aaeon has added wider temperature range options to a number of its embedded SBCs and COMs. Most of these boards originally came out before LinuxGizmos (now HackerBoards) was launched in early 2013. […]

Fedora 24 feature: Upgrading with the Software app

Friday 17th of June 2016 08:33:24 PM
Shortly after the Fedora 24 release, you can upgrade to the newest Fedora Workstation using the built-in Software app (gnome-software). The Software app has always provided the ability to process updates. But to upgrade to the latest Fedora — for example, Fedora 22 to... Continue Reading →

How a student in India got started with open source

Friday 17th of June 2016 07:36:13 PM
Many of us aspire to contribute to open source projects, but only a few are able to actually do it. We're all perennially short of time, and we're always prioritizing. But how do the people who actually contribute to projects find time? What is it that they know and others don't?read more

Open Source Agriculture

Friday 17th of June 2016 06:39:02 PM
An open source tool, the Food Computer, is being developed at MIT that can be used to create, save, and share climates for growing crops, maximized for nutrition, yield and taste, regardless of location or season.

Canonical's and Red Hat's Shameful War Against One Another... and Against the Already-Marginalised Linux Media

Friday 17th of June 2016 05:41:51 PM
In an effort to trip each other up and in order to become the ‘industry standard’, Canonical and Red Hat hurt each other and alienate the media (what’s left of it)

How to reset lost root password on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Friday 17th of June 2016 04:44:40 PM
This guide will provide you with an information on how to reset lost root ( administrator ) password on Ubuntu 16.04. This guide assumes that you have a actual physical access to your Ubuntu 16.04 Linux box.

AUSTRUMI 3.4.3 Screenshot Tour

Friday 17th of June 2016 03:47:29 PM
AUSTRUMI 3.4.3 has been released. AUSTRUMI (Austrum Latvijas Linukss) is a bootable live Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux. It requires limited system resources and can run on any Intel-compatible system with a CD-ROM installed. The entire operating system and all of the applications run from RAM, making AUSTRUMI a fast system and allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system starts.

OnePlus 3 to Become an Unofficial Ubuntu Phone, Development Will Start Soon

Friday 17th of June 2016 02:50:18 PM
We had a quick chat today with Marius Gripsgård from about an upcoming port to OnePlus 3.

Log management, disk partition and LVM management for RHCSA

Friday 17th of June 2016 01:53:07 PM
Log management, disk partition and LVM management are important aspect from RHCSA point of view.This is the second tutorial of module-2 of RHCSA curriculum.

5 Best Web Photo Gallery Solutions

Friday 17th of June 2016 12:55:56 PM
There are many web services that allow users to upload pictures to a hosting site. The image host stores the images on its servers, and shows the individual different types of code to allow others to view that image.

5 reasons why VirtualBox has a place in the data center

Friday 17th of June 2016 11:58:45 AM
When you consider virtualization platforms, two probably come to mind: VMware and Hyper-V. There's a good reason why — both platforms are excellent. VMware vSphere ESXi and Hyper-V are type-1 (or bare-metal) hypervisors, meaning they don't require a standard operating system to run on. These platforms are great for large-scale virtualization where you want to dedicate all system resources to the virtual machines.

More in Tux Machines

AMD and Linux

  • The Updated AMD Polaris Firmware Blobs Needed For RX 480 Support Land
    One day ahead of the Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch, the necessary firmware updates for the production graphics card support have landed in linux-firmware.git.
  • AMD RX 480 released, AMD will possibly open up Radeon Software
    The next generation of AMD GPU's have launched, and it begins with the AMD RX 480. Benchmarks are now out there along with plenty of info. I don't have the card myself as I have no contacts at AMD, but luckily Phoronix managed to bag a card and he's done plenty of testing as you can imagine. I will be referencing the green site due to other sites obviously focusing on Windows.

Leftovers: Gaming

Fedora: The Latest

  • Container technologies in Fedora: systemd-nspawn
    Welcome to the “Container technologies in Fedora” series! This is the first article in a series of articles that will explain how you can use the various container technologies available in Fedora. This first article will deal with systemd-nspawn.
  • Fedora 24 upgrade
    Fedora 24 was released last week, so of course I had to upgrade my machines. As has become the norm, there weren’t any serious issues, but I hit a few annoyances this time around. The first was due to packages in the RPMFusion repos not being signed. This isn’t Fedora’s fault, as RPMFusion is a completely separate project. And it was temporary: by the time I upgraded my laptop on Sunday night, the packages had all been signed.
  • Fedora Flock 2016
    I’ve been working on a shirt design for this year’s Fedora Flock in Krakow, Poland and figured that I’d share what I’ve put together! I’m also including some of my earlier attempts at the design as well to show my thought process as well. Ps. for those who may not be familiar with landmarks and iconic images of Krakow (and yes, I too am one of you too… much research was needed!) here’s a list of some of the imagery that I tied to incorporate in the designs.
  • A F24 user story
    Honestly, nothing from the features in the announcement of the Fedora 24 release didn't manage to excite me intro upgrading my desktop from an old, out-of-support Fedora. It's main task is to edit digital photography and for some years a Linux solution is decent at it.
  • PHP version 7.0 in Fedora 25
    FESCO have approved, for Fedora 25 the upgrade from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.0.
  • How to install Nvidia Drivers in Fedora 24
  • Zodbot… upgraded
    We have upgraded our beloved evil super villain IRC bot on freenode from an old version of supybot-gribble to a new shiny version of limnoria ( ). This doesn’t change much in the interface, but it does mean we are using something that is maintained and gets updates and is a good deal more secure. If you notice problems please do let us know with a Fedora Infrastructure ticket.
  • GSoC - Journey So Far ( Badges, Milestones and more..)
    2 days ago, I woke up to a mail from Google saying that I passed the mid term evaluations of GSoC and could continue working towards my final evaluation. "What a wonderful way to kick start a day, I thought".

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