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At 4:30 in the afternoon on November 15, 1989, an F4 tornado ripped through Huntsville, Alabama killing 21 people. It could have been much worse save for the quick thinking of the people running the after-school program at Jones Valley Elementary. They took the children under the stairs as soon as the power went out. They survived, though the top floor was torn from the building. A mother out front who had come to pick up her child was among the 21 casualties.read more
Pick a partner, eat the Nougat, feel the loveAnalysis There was a distinct whiff of the retro about Google’s launch of its Pixel smartphone. Exclusives with selected large mobile operators; yet another attempt to create a unified Android experience; even the clear focus on Apple as the primary competition – all these should be issues of the past.…
When last I discussedshell scripts, I was presenting a shell script thatoffered an alternative to the -C context flag in GNUgrep.
Truncate bspatch to a zero byte file, then FreeBSD-update will fall back to replacing bspatch, rather than applying a binary patch.
Mozilla’s annual celebration of making online is challenging outdated copyright law in the EU. Here’s how you can participate It’s that time of year: Maker Party. Each year, Mozilla hosts a global celebration to inspire learning and making online. Individuals … Continue reading
NVIDA supports Linux with its proprietary drivers nearly as well as it does Windows. That said, it's no secret that NVIDIA has long been the go-to choice for gaming on Linux. Unfortunately, even though the drivers support Linux well, installing them can become more complicated when dealing with different distributions. In many cases, the process is very simple but not well documented. In others, it's a bit tougher, but there is no reason that you can't get the latest NVIDIA drivers for your graphics card working on most major distributions.
Robert Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software announced some important changes with the Black Lab Linux and netOS projects.
Holding back Assistant and apps drawer for PixelDevelopers can get their hands on Android 7.1 by the end of the month, Google has said.…
Bootleggers, don't ignore the official version. If you were one of the sharp-eyed users who downloaded FreeBSD 11.0 from the project's FTP servers before official release, it's time to upgrade again. The release version has landed and it's not the same as the bootleg.
It's very likely that the Linux 5.0 kernel will debut at some point in 2017. Linux creator Linus Torvalds hasn't yet officially set a date, but that's not quite how he works or how the Linux development process pushes releases.
GitHub officially announced the release of Atom 1.11, their popular, open-source, and cross-platform hackable text editor that you can use for programming and whatnot.
Alexandra Settle, an information developer at Rackspace, will be speaking at OpenStack Summit in Barcelona. Alexandra is a core reviewer for OpenStack manuals, also working on the OpenStack Ansible and Swift project documentation, and serves as a mentor in documentation for the Outreachy project. She's been interested in information technology since high school and is a fan of Fedora Linux. She began her career as an intern at Red Hat and after spending years using Windows machines, and love the ease of use and functionality that came with using Linux.
The Apache HTTP server is a mighty beast that powers the majority of websites. It has evolved into a complex server that slices, dices, dances, and sings. It powers vast hosting centers, and it is also splendid for running small personal sites.
Fedora Project released of the Beta milestone of the upcoming Fedora 25 Linux operating system, due for release in mid-November.
Intel began sampling the Altera Stratix 10, a 14nm SoC that combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores with a Stratix V level FPGA, while using 70 percent less power. Altera first announced the Stratix 10 SX back in 2013, but the SoC has been delayed, and has only begun sampling now.
Red Hat double-downs on open-sourcing components of its Ansible DevOps program.
Last year, Fujitsu launched its first open source project, Open Service Catalog Manager (OSCM), for service providers, IT departments and end users to manage and track the cost of provisioning cloud-native applications.It is, essentially, a platform to manage cloud services and build marketplaces where all of the major cloud service providers from VMware to AWS to Google Compute can list and manage their offerings. IT managers can then shop for and provision cloud services, as well as track and monitor their organizations' cloud use and purchasing.
FreeBSD,a well known and vastly used operating system,based on the BSD version of UNIX got release announcement of FreeBSD 11.0.With numerous of changes and improvements in the previously released development releases,now finally the finally release is here with first stable release, FreeBSD 11.0.CheckOut whats new in here[...]
You might remember a couple months ago mymention of Habitica, which isa gamification of your daily to-do list. One of my friends on Twittermentioned an app he uses on Android called Wokamon, which ties in withyour FitBit (or any of several other "step-counter" devices).