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Best Programming Languages To Learn In 2018

Thursday 28th of December 2017 07:08:00 AM
Programming is growing as one of the most sought-after profession unlike olden times when software making was limited to just a handful of programming languages. Today we have a large variety of choices when it comes to programming languages. With the cross-platform support growing, most programming languages can be used for multiple tasks. Here let us have a look at some programming languages that you might want to learn in 2018 if you have not already.

Customizing a Linux System for an Autonomous Arctic Monitoring Station

Thursday 28th of December 2017 05:19:21 AM
Developing an embedded system for remote field duty is hard enough, but what if you had to contend with -40ºC temperatures, high winds, ice-encased cables, and attacks from Arctic wildlife? These are just some of the harsh realities faced by the developers of a Linux-driven sensor buoy deployed on the sea ice off the north coast of Alaska.

Eelo: Gaël Duval’s Open Source, Privacy Respecting Android Phone Clone

Thursday 28th of December 2017 03:30:43 AM
Are you ready for a new operating system for your Android phone? An operating system that's totally free and that's main purpose isn't to get you to consume? How about an operating system that, although based on Android, brings to the table some of the best aspects of Linux -- like (eventually) it's own repository of apps? Well, get ready, Gaël Duval is working to bring eelo to the table.

Why Are Alphabets On A Keyboard Jumbled?

Thursday 28th of December 2017 01:13:29 AM
For Once at least in your life, you must have asked yourself ‘Why are the Alphabets on a keyboard Jumbled?’. You are not alone as there are many of us who feel that we should have gone simply in alphabetical order.

The interesting and complex legal issues of 2017

Wednesday 27th of December 2017 10:56:15 PM
In 2017, Opensource.com authors addressed the changing legal landscape in several intellectual property areas, including trademarks, open source licensing, and compliance. And copyright trolling continues to be of concern to many, so it's no surprise that our most-read article answered some questions about Patrick McHardy and copyright profiteering.read more

Linux Mint 19 and Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 Announced, Coming 2018

Wednesday 27th of December 2017 08:55:40 PM
Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre revealed in the project's last monthly newsletter for 2017 that the development team will soon begin work on the next major Linux Mint and LMDE releases.

4MLinux Operating System Gets Christmas Release with Some New Amazing Features

Wednesday 27th of December 2017 06:38:26 PM
4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki? informs Softpedia today about the general availability of a special Christmas release of his independently developed GNU/Linux distribution, 4MLinux 23.1.1.

Kubernetes, standardization, and security dominated 2017 Linux container news

Wednesday 27th of December 2017 04:21:12 PM
Containers were big news in 2017, on Opensource.com and throughout the IT infrastructure community. Three primary storylines dominated container news over the past year.

How to Configure Linux for Children

Wednesday 27th of December 2017 02:03:57 PM
While Linux is seen as needlessly complex, you can easily configure Linux for children and make it kids-friendly and easy to use.

olympus-photosync: Wireless Bridge Between Olympus Cameras and Linux

Wednesday 27th of December 2017 11:46:43 AM
Although modern Olympus cameras are not particularly hacker-friendly, enterprising and determined coders still manage to extend the existing functionality beyond its intended use.

LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Fedora 27

Wednesday 27th of December 2017 09:29:29 AM
?It's not a long time since Fedora 27 was released and I had been using it since then. Fedora comes in 3 forms i.e. workstation, server and atomic. Fedora is generally known as the distro for developers, so I thought to try it but as a normal user to find out if Fedora is suitable for all. Below you will find out all my experience with the latest release of Fedora and all screenshots (including my favorite themes and extensions).

How to Setup LibreNMS Monitoring Tool with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Wednesday 27th of December 2017 07:12:14 AM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure the open source monitoring tool 'LibreNMS' using Nginx as the web server, MariaDB as the database, and Ubuntu 16.04 server as our main server. LibreNMS is an open source monitoring tool based on PHP/MYSQL/SNMP.

Bash Scripting Tutorial for Beginners

Wednesday 27th of December 2017 04:55:00 AM
Most likely, your are at the moment sitting in front of your computer, have a terminal window opened and wondering: "What should I do with this thing? Well, the terminal window in front of you contains shell, and shell allows you by use of commands to interact with your computer, hence retrieve or store data, process information and various other simple or even extremely complex tasks.

Popular MPV Open-Source Media Player Gets FFmpeg 3.4, Vulkan, and D3D11 Support

Wednesday 27th of December 2017 02:37:46 AM
Just in time for the holiday season, as people usually find themselves spending a lot of time watching movies and TV shows, the popular MPlayer-based MPV open-source media player got an important update.

How to use PostgreSQL to streamline Python code

Wednesday 27th of December 2017 12:46:57 AM
Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively, and PostgreSQL is the world's most advanced open source database. Those two work very well together. This article describes how to make the most of PostgreSQL (psql) when solving a simple problem. As tempting as it is to throw Python code at a problem, it's not always the best choice.read more

3 Easy Ways To Kill Or Terminate A Process In Linux

Tuesday 26th of December 2017 10:29:43 PM
2DayGeek: We have to kill the process manually when the process become hung or unresponsive.

speedtest-cli - Internet Speed Test In Linux Terminal

Tuesday 26th of December 2017 08:12:29 PM
I doubt there is a better alternative to Ookla’s speedtest when it comes to testing our internet speed. Once in a while, we all like to test our internet speed by visiting their website. Wouldn’t it be a lot cooler if we could test our internet speeds by using speedtest.net without having to visit their website right from the terminal?

Mandrake Linux Creator Launches a New Open Source Mobile OS

Tuesday 26th of December 2017 01:54:13 PM
eelo is a new mobile OS based on open source Android distribution LineageOS. Its creator is trying to build an ecosystem which is free from Google and Google related products.

NVIDIA Ends Support for 32-bit Operating Systems

Tuesday 26th of December 2017 11:36:59 AM
More trouble ensues for 32-bit operating systems as NVIDIA announces the end for graphics driver support for the 32-bit systems.

Top 9 Linux and Raspberry Pi education stories in 2017

Tuesday 26th of December 2017 09:19:44 AM
Over the course of 2017, Opensource.com shared many ways that Linux and Raspberry Pi are improving education, from preK-12 schools all the way through colleges and universities. We[he]#039[/he]ve collected nine of the best articles that show how these technologies are influencing teaching and learning, not to mention educational institutions' IT practices. Click through these links to find out how students and teachers are using Raspberry Pi and IT shops are benefiting from Linux.

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Matrix Voice RPi add-on with 7-mic array relaunches

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