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Intel Joule IoT module gains a family of DIY companion boards

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 08:33:18 AM
Gumstix launched a family of customizable carrier boards in conjunction with Intel’s unveiling of the tiny “Joule” IoT module at IDF in San Francisco today. Intel unveiled the Joule IoT module in a keynote talk by Brian Krzanich at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum today in San Francisco. The 48 x 24 x 3.5mm module […]

Netrunner Linux Becomes Maui, Now Based on KDE Neon and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 07:13:15 AM
The Netrunner development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability for download of the first stable release of the Maui, their new GNU/Linux distribution based on the KDE Neon project.

Top five 2016 Chromebooks for school and everywhere else

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 05:53:11 AM
Many schools now give you a Chromebook. If your school doesn't, here are your best choices.

Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.7.3, Mozilla Firefox 48.0 & Wine 1.9.16

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 04:33:08 AM
Neofytos Kolokotronis was happy to inform the community about the availability of the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment and software applications in the main repositories of the distribution.

Cloud-Based Systems Can Accelerate the Benefits of Big Data

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 03:13:05 AM
Cloud platforms enable enterprise companies to begin their big data journey much faster than on-premises systems because of centralization of control and administration, massive geographic reach, and because of the elasticity of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) that allows you to create just the right amount of computing power on the fly, according to Ashish Thusoo, co-founder and CEO of Qubole and former head of Facebook’s big data initiatives, speaking at the Apache Big Data conference in May.

How to pick the best Chromebook for school

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 02:15:54 AM
Chromebooks are cheap, fast, secure, work well and can fit in your 8th grader's backpack. Here's what what with Chromebooks in education today and how to pick the right one for you and the students in your life.

Flatpak: A Containerized Approach to Developing Linux Applications

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 01:18:43 AM
Containers are becoming increasingly popular in the enterprise world, which has come to realize that containers not only solve many problems, but also bring agility, scalability, and other benefits to the IT infrastructure. This idea is now trickling down to the desktop world.

Tiny Intel IoT module runs Ostro Linux on quad-core Atom

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 12:21:32 AM
Intel’s “Joule” IoT module integrates a 64-bit quad-core Atom SoC, up to 4GB RAM and 16GB eMMC, plus BT/WiFi, 4K video, CSI/DSI, GPIO, USB, and UART I/O. At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2016 in San Francisco today, Intel unveiled a tiny Joule computer-on-module that targets makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs developing Internet of Things devices.

Debian GNU/Linux Operating System Turns 23, Happy Birthday!

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 11:24:21 PM
The Debian Project, through Laura Arjona Reina, has had the great pleasure of announcing that today, August 16, 2016, is Debian GNU/Linux operating system's 23rd anniversary.

Upgrading from Debian 6 Squeeze with ISPConfig and courier/postfix to Debian 7 Wheezy

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 10:27:10 PM
This howto describes the upgrade procedure of an ISPConfig server with Courier pop3/imap from Debian 6 to Debian 7 in detail.

Make GIMP look like Photoshop

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 09:29:59 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Google releases the Duo video calling app for Android, and the Wall Street Journal reviews Duo.

How to Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 08:32:48 PM
Chromebooks are really nice laptops, except for one tiny problem which is...well, Chrome OS. This week, our contributing video editor found an easy to follow step-by-step guide for installing Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel.

Coffee Shop DevOps: How to use feedback loops to get smarter

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 07:35:37 PM
This month let's look at how to break the cycle of doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.Do you think git blame is the only feedback loop you need? Or hg annotate -u -n. Or svn -x -b...well, you get the picture.read more

From Ubuntu to openSUSE: Notes on Photographic Workflow Migration

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 06:38:26 PM
There is no such thing as the best Linux distribution for photographers. With some tweaking, any mainstream distro can be turned into a solid platform for managing and processing photos. After all, digiKam, Darktable, gThumb, and other popular photographic tools can be easily deployed on practically any Linux distribution with a minimum of effort.

Farewell Patch Tuesday: from October, MS patches will be pushed out monthly

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 05:41:15 PM
Downside: that zero-day just became zero-monthAs of October, users of Windows 7, Windows 8, and various server products can farewell Patch Tuesday: Microsoft is implementing the monthly patch rollup it promised in May.…

Godot open source game engine helps power the future in West Virginia

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 04:44:04 PM
Responding to a critical need for skilled technology and knowledge workers, the State of West Virginia recently established its first ever coding, app, and game design curriculum for its schools. Starting in the upcoming school year, students will be able to learn the skills required to design, implement, and release their own games, and open source will be pivotal to their development and future.read more

Hackers Claim to Auction Data They Stole From NSA-Linked Spies

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 03:46:53 PM
On Monday an anonymous group ... claiming to have breached computer systems used by the Equation Group, a team of highly sophisticated cyberspies that the security firm Kaspersky found last year was hacking targets around the world and has been tied to the NSA based in part on evidence from the leaks of Edward Snowden.

How to design your project for participation

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 02:49:42 PM
Working openly means designing for participation. "Designing for participation" is a way of providing people with insight into your project, which you've built from the start to incorporate and act on that insight. Documenting how you intend to make decisions, which communication channels you’ll use, and how people can get in touch with you are the first steps in designing for participation.read more

Some Windows 10 Anniversary Update: SSD freeze

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 01:52:31 PM
OS and apps & data on different storage media? OopsWindows 10 Anniversary Update is crashing on some PCs employing a solid-state drive.…

Let's Encrypt: Why create a free, automated, and open CA?

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 12:55:20 PM
During the summer of 2012, Eric Rescorla and I decided to start a Certificate Authority (CA). A CA acts as a third-party to issue digital certificates, which certify public keys for certificate holders.read more

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  • Linus Torvalds says GPL was defining factor in Linux's success
    Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel, vice president and chief of open source at VMware, discussed the role that GNU GPL played in the success of Linux during a keynote conversation this week at LinuxCon NA in Toronto. Hohndel, who has been involved with the kernel for a very long time, said that during the past 25 years there have been many challenges, and one of the biggest challenges was the possibility of fragmentation. "How do we keep one single kernel?" he asked. "I used to be worried about fragmentation, and I used to think that it was inevitable at some point," said Torvalds. “Everyone was looking at the history of Linux and comparing it with UNIX. People would say that it’s going to fail because it's going to fragment. That's what happened before, so why even bother?" What made the difference was the license. "FSF [Free Software Foundation] and I don't have a loving relationship, but I love GPL v2," said Torvalds. "I really think the license has been one of the defining factors in the success of Linux because it enforced that you have to give back, which meant that the fragmentation has never been something that has been viable from a technical standpoint."
  • Making Use Of eBPF In The Mainline Linux Kernel
    One of the exciting innovations within the Linux kernel in the past few years has been extending the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) to become a more generalized in-kernel virtual machine. The eBPF work with recent versions of the Linux kernel allow it to be used by more than just networking so that these programs can be used for tracing, security, and more.
  • Linux turns 25 with a brilliant history
    Chances are, you use it every day. Linux runs every Android phone and tablet on Earth. And even if you’re on an iPhone or a Mac or a Windows machine, Linux is working behind the scenes, across the Internet, serving up most of the webpages you view and powering most of the apps you use. Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Wikipedia—it’s all running on Linux. Now, Linux is finding its way onto televisions, thermostats, and even cars. As software creeps into practically every aspect of our lives, so does the OS designed by Linus Torvalds.
  • Intel Lost Another Open-Source Driver Developer To Google Earlier This Summer
    There was another long-time Intel open-source Linux graphics driver developer that left the company earlier this summer and is now working at Google on the Chrome/Chromium OS graphics stack. Among the notable departures in the past few months from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center were Jesse Barnes, Wayland-founder Kristian Høgsberg, and Dirk Hohndel and apparently others that went under the radar or outside of our area of focus. Another graphics driver developer no longer at Intel is Chad Versace.
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 For Haswell Lands With Intel's Mesa Driver