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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 Bradford.read more
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.
At Opensource.com, 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 way.read more
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
With piracy-related lawsuits becoming a looming possibility, open-source software seems to be the answer
On an SELinux enabled machine, why does getenforce in a docker container say it is disabled?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another major government office moves to open-source software.
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.
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.
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 enterprises.read more