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Cloud Explorer v11 is out!

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:49:37 PM
Cloud Explorer is a powerful Amazon S3 client with unique features.

Mentoring: Your path to immortality

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 06:29:34 PM
Have you ever wondered why some open source projects have better luck than others when it comes to attracting and retaining enthusiastic contributors? Here are a few ways open source projects can improve their chances of getting—and keeping—the kinds of contributors who help make projects more

Install Ubuntu 16.04 Persistently on a USB Drive

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 05:09:31 PM
In this article we are going to cover how to install a linux distro to a USB Drive that allows you to use the usb drive as you would normally use the devices hard disk.

Today is a Good Day to Learn Python

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 03:49:28 PM
The cool thing about Linux and FOSS is also an aggravating thing, which is that sometimes there's too much of a good thing. There is such an abundance of goodies that it can be overwhelming. So I am here to help you decide which programming language you should learn next, and that is Python. Oh, yes, it is.

Howto guide : Release elastic IP in AWS along with Elastic IP pricing model.

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 02:29:25 PM
Learn how to disassociate elastic IP from EC2 and how to release elastic IP in AWS with screenshots. Also, understand how elastic IP is billed and cost of billing.

8 open source Android apps for education

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 01:09:22 PM
With a new school year beginning in many areas, now is a great time for parents, students, and educators to try out apps that can help with the learning experience. The following eight apps can turn an Android phone or tablet into a tool to help a student learn and study. They are all open source and all of them are available from the F-Droid repository, so you easily add these apps to any phone that is configured to allow apps from external more

Sysadmin 101: Ticketing

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 11:49:19 AM
This is the third in a series of articles on system administratorfundamentals where I focuson some lessons I've learnedthrough the years that might be obvious to longtime sysadmins, but newsto someone just coming into this position.

What you should know about CephFS

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:29:15 AM
Today, new storage system interfaces are created regularly to resolve emerging challenges in distributed storage. For example, Amazon Simple Storage Service [S3] (an opaque object store) and Amazon Elastic Block Storage [EBS] (a virtual machine image provider) both provide an essential, scalable storage service within a cloud ecosystem; however even with these new technologies, the conventional file system remains the most-widely used storage interface in computing.

Linux and Open Source on the Move in Embedded, Says Survey

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 09:09:12 AM
AspenCore has released the results of an embedded technology survey of its EETimes and Embedded readers. The survey indicates that open source operating systems like Linux and FreeRTOS continue to dominate, while Microsoft Embedded and other proprietary platforms are declining.

Bookworm: A Simple yet Magnificent eBook Reader for Linux

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:49:09 AM
If you are looking for an effective eBook reader for Linux, Bookworm will serve your purpose. Bookworm is an open source eBook reader with an easy and simple layout supporting different file formats like epub, pdf, mobi, cbr and cbz. Supporting cbr and cbz files mean that you can also use it for reading comics on Linux.

Atom for Javascript Developers

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 06:29:05 AM
Atom is slow, lag and it’s as resource-intensive as Google Chrome. However, when you code JavaScript, I must admit that using Atom is super cool ! In this article I will show you how I manage Atom to be effective when developing fullstack JavaScript web applications.

Tiny, rugged, open-spec SBC plugs into carrier or breadboards

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 05:09:02 AM
FriendlyElec’s WiFi-ready, $8 “NanoPi Duo” runs Linux on a quad -A7 Allwinner H2+, and can plug into a $10 RPi-like carrier or any standard breadboard. FriendlyElec has added to its line of open spec, community backed NanoPi SBCs with an IoT-focused, $8 NanoPi Duo SBC that can plug into a $10 “Mini Shield” carrier board […]

The next release of OpenStack, Pike leaps up

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 03:48:59 AM
OpenStack[he]#039[/he]s latest release is easier to update than ever.

MongoDB quits Solaris, wants to work on an OS people actually use

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 02:28:55 AM
Says users are migrating away, criticizes Oracle's roadmap and ends builds and support, effective ASAPMongoDB has killed off its Solaris development efforts. The company's director of platform engineering Andrew Morrow calls the decision “bittersweet,” but says “lack of adoption among our user base” made the decision easy and necessary.…

Raspberry Pi based thin client optimized for VMware Blast Extreme

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 01:08:52 AM
ClearCube released a $120 “C3Pi Thin Client” built on the RPi 3 that runs a “Cloud Desktop” Linux distro and supports VMware Blast Extreme displays. Another thin client vendor has tapped the Raspberry Pi SBC to drive a low-end thin client, joining companies like NComputing (RX-HDX) and ViewSonic (SC-T25). At VMworld 2017, ClearCube Technology launched […]

Survey shows Linux and FreeRTOS out front in embedded tech

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 11:48:48 PM
AspenCore’s 2017 survey of embedded tech developers reveals that open source OSes like Linux and FreeRTOS continue to grow as proprietary platforms decline. Dozens of market studies are happy to tell you how many IoT gizmos are expected to ship by 2020, but few research firms regularly dig into embedded development trends. That’s where reader […]

How To Set Up Firejail On Linux

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 10:28:45 PM
Out of the big three operating systems, Linux runs into far less issues when it comes to privacy. Still, as secure as Linux can be, there’s always room for improvement. Introducing Firejail, the most popular sandboxing tool on Linux.

How to guide: Associate Elastic IP to EC2 Linux instance.

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 09:08:42 PM
Learn how to assign elastic IP to ec2 Linux instance in AWS. Step by step procedure explaining how to allocate elastic IP to your account and how to associate it to EC2.

How a leader can move forward without consensus

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 07:48:39 PM
Open organizations depend on collaboration and inclusion, so when it comes to making decisions, it's natural to wonder how much time and energy we ought to spend in the pursuit of alignment and consensus-building.Openness and transparency are infused into everything we do at Red Hat, from the way we create technology to our methods of communication. We are a mission-based, purpose-driven organization, and that means company-wide alignment will always be crucial for some of our more

Asus Tinker Board – TinkerOS_Debian V2.0.1 (Beta version)

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 06:28:36 PM
The Asus Tinker Board seeks to offer a good user experience for two different types of users, catering for both Linux and Android enthusiasts. While the latest Android release is no longer labelled a beta release, it still has some serious omissions. In particular, the lack of Google Play Store and a normal Android upgrade path. But on balance, I’m satisfied that Asus has met their objective of offering an attractive user experience for Android users. What about Linux users?

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Packet radio lives on through open source software

Packet radio is an amateur radio technology from the early 1980s that sends data between computers. Linux has natively supported the packet radio protocol, more formally known as AX.25, since 1993. Despite its age, amateur radio operators continue to use and develop packet radio today. A Linux packet station can be used for mail, chat, and TCP/IP. It also has some unique capabilities, such as tracking the positions of nearby stations or sending short messages via the International Space Station (ISS). Read more

Linux 4.14-rc2

I'm back to my usual Sunday release schedule, and rc2 is out there in all the normal places. This was a fairly usual rc2, with a very quiet beginning of the week, and then most changes came in on Friday afternoon and Saturday (with the last few ones showing up Sunday morning). Normally I tend to dislike how that pushes most of my work into the weekend, but this time I took advantage of it, spending the quiet part of last week diving instead. Anyway, the only unusual thing worth noting here is that the security subsystem pull request that came in during the merge window got rejected due to problems, and so rc2 ends up with most of that security pull having been merged in independent pieces instead. Read more Also: Linux 4.14-rc2 Kernel Released

Manjaro Linux Phasing out i686 (32bit) Support

In a not very surprising move by the Manjaro Linux developers, a blog post was made by Philip, the Lead Developer of the popular distribution based off Arch Linux, On Sept. 23 that reveals that 32-bit support will be phased out. In his announcement, Philip says, “Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, we have decided to phase out the support of this architecture. The decision means that v17.0.3 ISO will be the last that allows to install 32 bit Manjaro Linux. September and October will be our deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported.” Read more