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13 tips for teaching open source development

Thursday 17th of September 2015 03:21:04 PM
Academia is an excellent platform for training and preparing the open source developers of tomorrow. In research, we occasionally open source software we write. We do this for two reasons. One, to promote the use of the tools we produce. And two, to learn more about the impact and issues other people face when using them. With this background of writing research software, I was tasked with redesigning the undergraduate software engineering course for second-year students at the University of more

SteamOS to Dismount Windows?

Thursday 17th of September 2015 02:23:53 PM
I have seen lots of reviews and comments regarding how SteamOS is changing the face of computing but also many confused perceptions of how it will knock Microsoft off its desktop throne.

Experimenting with Docker on a Raspberry Pi

Thursday 17th of September 2015 01:26:42 PM
At, I get to learn about a lot of really interesting emerging technologies in my day to day work. But I don’t always get to explore them myself in depth. This past weekend, I set aside some time to do just that.I’ve been a Raspberry Pi enthusiast for a few years now, not really using my Pi as a tool so much as a platform for learning about new things, whether those things are microelectronics or just trying out a new piece of software. More often than not, my experiment involves me wiping my SD card and starting over with a clean install of whatever distribution I'm interesting in playing around with. It works, and keeping a couple of extra SD cards around has helped, but in the end, I thought, there must be a better more

Rugged, secure SMARC COM runs Yocto on Tegra K1

Thursday 17th of September 2015 12:29:31 PM
Calao claims its [he]#8220[/he]SMC-NTKECalao claims its “SMC-NTKE1? is the first SMARC COM with a Tegra K1 SoC. The rugged module offers Yocto Linux, crypto and TPM security, and up to 64GB eMMC. Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra K1 SoC, which features a 192-core Kepler GPU, has appeared on Linux-ready computer-on-modules including Seco’s SECOMExp-TK1 COM Express Type 6 Compact COM and the GE Intelligent Platforms mCOM10K1 COM Express Type 10 Mini module. Now, Calao Systems has launched what it claims is the first Tegra K1-based module to adopt the 82 x 50mm SMARC form-factor. Other Tegra-based SMARC modules include Kontron’s SMARC-sAT30, which used the earlier Tegra 3.

Cuba's National Ubuntu-Based GNU/Linux OS to Get a Gorgeous Lightweight Edition

Thursday 17th of September 2015 11:32:20 AM
The developers of the Nova OS GNU/Linux distribution developed in Havana, Cuba, have informed us earlier today about an upcoming Lightweight edition of the OS.

NGINX Plus R7 brings Supported HTTP2 to Servers

Thursday 17th of September 2015 10:35:09 AM
Nginx Inc today released its second milestone update of its Nginx Plux web server so far in 2015. The Nginx Plus R7 update follows the the R6 update which debuted in April.

Ibus Typing-booster speeds up input of Indic languages

Thursday 17th of September 2015 09:37:58 AM
Since the day the digital world started to support Indian Languages, Indic computing has witnessed many improvements. One major area of improvement is the keyboard. For every Indian language, there are different types of keyboards. The absence of a native hardware keyboard.

Cisco routers found to be slaves of hackers

Thursday 17th of September 2015 08:40:47 AM
Security researchers from Mandiant, which is the computer forensic arm of U.S. security research firm FireEye have detected a real-world attack that has installed rogue firmware on business routers in four countries. It possibly allows cybercriminals to harvest huge amounts of data without being detected by existing cybersecurity defenses.

Microsoft's wake-up call on software piracy in Bangladesh

Thursday 17th of September 2015 07:43:36 AM
With piracy-related lawsuits becoming a looming possibility, open-source software seems to be the answer

libselinux is a liar!!!

Thursday 17th of September 2015 06:46:25 AM
On an SELinux enabled machine, why does getenforce in a docker container say it is disabled?

Linux Mint 18: Will run Cinnamon 3.0 and might be called Sarah

Thursday 17th of September 2015 05:49:14 AM
In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint 18 will use Cinnamon 3.0 and might be named Sarah. Plus: Gameloft's Order & Chaos 2 available for Android. And a hack bypasses Android's lock screen.

How to change USB device permission permanently on Linux

Thursday 17th of September 2015 04:52:03 AM
When you run a process that wants to read or write to a USB device, the user/group of the process must have appropriate permission to do so. Of course you can change the permission of your USB device manually with chmod command, but such manual permission change will be temporary. The USB device will revert to its default permission mode when you reboot your Linux machine.

XPRIZE's Jono Bacon on leaving open source and the next great challenge

Thursday 17th of September 2015 03:54:52 AM
Jono Bacon, the former Community Manager of Ubuntu, changed tracks last year when he quit Canonical and joined XPRIZE, a company not very well known within open source circles.

How to compare and merge text files on Linux (part 2)

Thursday 17th of September 2015 02:57:41 AM
This post is a response to the overwhelming comments about Meld (and other tools) on my previous article on text files comparison and merging tools. While my intention wasn't to focus on code text only but to also present something useful to word editors and writers as well, but the coders community objected for the “shallowness” of the previous post so here we go with part 2.

White Version of Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition No Longer in Stock

Thursday 17th of September 2015 02:00:30 AM
The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition seems to be a success, and the white version of the phone is no longer available in the official Meizu store.

Finite-Element Methods for PDEs

Thursday 17th of September 2015 01:03:19 AM
One of the common classes of equations that is encountered in several branches of science is partial differential equations. So in this article, I look at a software package called FreeFem++ that is designed to help youcalculate these partial differential equations.

Italian Ministry of Defense moves to LibreOffice

Thursday 17th of September 2015 12:06:08 AM
Another major government office moves to open-source software.

Software defined radio module runs Linux on Zynq SoC

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 11:08:57 PM
Avnet released a 100 x 72mm “PicoZed SDR” COM and dev kit for fixed or mobile Software Defined Radio apps, that runs Linux on an ARM/FPGA Zynq-7035 SoC.

Vendetta Online 1.8.350 3D Space Combat MMORPG Game Gets 21 New Missions

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 10:11:46 PM
Guild Software had the pleasure of announcing that their popular, cross-platform 3D space combat MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) game, Vendetta Online, has been updated to version 1.8.350.

Get your own cloud and reclaim your data

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 09:14:35 PM
Frank Karlitschek founded ownCloud, a personal cloud platform that also happens to be open source, in 2011. Why open source? Frank has some strong opinions about how we host and share our data, and with the recent scrutiny on security and privacy, his thoughts are even more relevant. In this interview, I ask Frank some questions I've been wondering about my own personal data as well as how ownCloud might play a role in a more open, yet secure, data future.A little history on Frank: He is a long time open source contributor and former board member of the KDE e.V. After 10 years of managing engineering teams, today he is the project leader and maintainer of ownCloud. Additionally he is the co-founder and CTO of ownCloud Inc. which offers ownCloud for more

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Solus Is Now Using Linux Kernel 4.1.10, Lots of Packages Updated

Even if Solus is running a little late, it doesn't mean that its developers are not actively working on it. In fact, quite a lot of interesting stuff has been happening with Solus and all the planned changes will be available in the stable version. Read more

Android 6.0 up close: Google Now on Tap is almost amazing

Can you believe it? After months of waiting and anticipation, Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow release is finally on its way into the world. I'll have a detailed overview of what's different with Marshmallow and why it all matters for regular users soon. First, I wanted to take an up-close look at one of Android 6.0's most interesting features: Google Now on Tap. As I mused when Google gave us our first glimpse at Now on Tap this summer, this feature really seems like the future of Android -- like something that has the potential to change the way we interact with our mobile devices. Read more

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Linux Foundation Launches OpenChain Workgroup for Open Source Standards

Open source code is supposed to reduce redundancy by saving developers from reinventing the wheel. To help it do a better job of that, the Linux Foundation this week announced a new OpenChain Workgroup, a new initiative that aims to standardize common practices to make open source more efficient. Read more