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Creating personalized Ubuntu, Mint and Debian ISOs for Intel Mini PCs

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:56:04 AM
Normally Linux distribution ISOs work perfectly when written to a USB for booting as a 'Live USB' allowing both usage and installation of the distro. Unfortunately with the introduction of Intel Atom based mini PCs the issue of requiring a 32-bit bootloader to boot a 64-bit OS arose

New Open Door Policy for GitHub Developer Program

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 12:01:42 AM
GitHub has opened the doors on its three year old GitHub Developer Program. As of Monday, developers no longer need to have paid accounts to participate.

Intellectual Discovery and Microsoft Feed Patent Trolls Like Intellectual Ventures Which Then Strategically Attack Rivals

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 10:07:20 PM
Like a swarm of blood-sucking bats, patent trolls prey on affluent companies that derive their wealth from GNU/Linux and freedom-respecting software (Free/libre software)

Linux Kernels 4.10.12, 4.9.24 LTS and 4.4.63 LTS Bring x86 and OrangeFS Changes

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 08:12:58 PM
Only three days after releasing the Linux 4.10.11, 4.9.23 LTS and 4.4.62 LTS kernels, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the release of a new set of maintenance updates for the Linux 4.10, 4.9, and 4.4 kernel series.

X-ES spins Enterprise Linux BSP for its x86 boards

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:18:36 PM
X-ES launched a RHEL-compatible “X-ES Enterprise Linux” distro optimized for its x86 COMs and SBCs starting with its recent Xeon/Broadwell VPX and VME SBCs. Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), which has supported its embedded boards with Gentoo Linux, will now offer a Red Hat flavored X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) board support package option as the default, […]

12 ways to maintain your existing community: How you deal with difficult conversations?

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 04:24:14 PM
Help us collect community knowledge by blogging about the weekly community management theme. Blog posts are due the following Thursday after each new theme is announced. Next week's challenge is Difficult Conversations.Check out ways to recruit new community members in week #1 blogging challenge.read more

3 open source code libraries to handle MARC-formatted records

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 02:29:52 PM
Welcome back to Nooks & Crannies! After a month off for my wedding, I've been digging around for some interesting bits for upcoming columns. This month, I'll take a look at some open source code libraries that developers can use to handle MARC-formatted records.read more

OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 12:35:30 PM
It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.

Android 6.0.1 Released for Asus Tinker Board

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 10:41:08 AM
Asus has now made available their first release of the Android operating system on the Asus Tinker Board. Asus has labelled the release as TinkerOS_Android V13.11.0.2 (Beta version). It’s a release of Android 6.0.1 running on kernel 3.10.0.

Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 08:46:46 AM
GNOME all the way, babyReview The arrival of Ubuntu 17.04 this month was completely overshadowed by Mark Shuttleworth's decision to abandon the Unity desktop for a stock GNOME Shell interface.…

Top 5: Projects for Raspberry Pi at home, how to write fast Python, and more

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:52:24 AM
In this week's top 5, we highlight projects for Raspberry Pi at home, how to write fast and thread-safe Python, 12 ways to study a new programming language, a Linux-friendly amplifier for listening to music, and 3 open source boilerplate web design templates.Top 5 articles of the week5. 3 open source boilerplate web design templatesread more

Patent-holding company uses ex-Nokia patents to sue Apple, phone carriers

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 04:58:02 AM
Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC, a unit of Acacia, has sued Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The company says that the five industry giants infringe four patents related to basic cell phone technologies. All four patents originated at Nokia, which has been sharing its patents in so-called "patent privateering" arrangements for some years now.

Bryan Lunduke Interviews Richard Stallman

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 03:03:40 AM
Last Friday, the Linux Tycoon (as well as the guy who's been known to say "Linux sucks"), Bryan Lunduke, sat down for a free form interview with Richard Stallman. We figured that no dyed-in-the-wool FOSSer would want to miss that.

5 lessons learned when developing my first web app

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 01:09:18 AM
I developed my first web app as part of my final project in college. Instead of developing a web app only for the purpose of completing my project, I chose to develop one that could solve a real-world problem. I decided to create Cyber Manager, an online cyber cafe management system for cyber cafe administrators, which has been downloaded nearly 3,000 times since I first uploaded it on SourceForge.net in 2011.

Linux Backlight Brightness Keyboard Shortcuts

Friday 21st of April 2017 11:14:56 PM
The first tip I’d recommend is to go into your power management preferences, make sure your settings for “on AC” and “on battery” are set to not dim display when idle. This is usually a checkbox found for both AC and battery tabs. Also, do the same with the option for “Reduce backlight brightness” in the battery section. To make sure the changes take immediate effect, be sure to restart your computer.

Raspberry Pi HAT does 3G/HSPA, and GNSS too

Friday 21st of April 2017 09:20:34 PM
Linkwave’s “Pilot” is a Raspberry Pi HAT add-on with a Sierra Wireless HL 3G/HSPA radio, a SIM slot, as well as a GNNS location chip. Sierra Wireless announced that Linkwave Technologies has released a $101 3G/HSPA wireless add-on for the Raspberry Pi. The Pilot board incorporates a Sierra Wireless HL module for 3G/HSPA cellular data […]

Debian-Based Elive 2.9.0 Beta Finally Brings Persistence, Netsurf Web Browser

Friday 21st of April 2017 07:26:12 PM
The development cycle of the Debian-based Elive 3.0 GNU/Linux distribution continues, and a new Beta milestone was launched today, April 21, 2017, for early adopters and public beta testers.

How to find top CPU consuming processes in Linux.

Friday 21st of April 2017 05:31:50 PM
Major part of sysadmin time goes into finding the cause of the load on the system eg. Finding processes which are consuming the resources. This post will help you with how to quickly find top CPU consuming processes in Linux.

Atom 1.17 Open-Source Hackable Text Editor to Get a 50% Boost in Startup Time

Friday 21st of April 2017 04:17:30 PM
Last week when GitHub launched Atom 1.16 as the latest stable release of the open-source and multi-platform hackable text editor loved by lots of developers around the world, they also announced the Beta release of Atom 1.17.

A Look at DietPi: A Lightweight OS for Your Pi Board

Friday 21st of April 2017 03:03:10 PM
DietPi is a Linux OS tailored for single board computers and that provides a rather staggering collection of useful, graphical tools for easy administration of the system.

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Lessons learned from the failure of Ubuntu Touch

With the death of yet another open source/free software/Linux-based mobile platform, Ubuntu Touch, clearly it is time for us to sit down and have a frank discussion about what we in the free software world can reasonably accomplish in a mobile platform. One of the biggest issues—if not THE biggest issue—with Ubuntu Touch was that it simply had goals that were far too aggressive to reasonably achieve. It suffered from the all-too-common malady known in software development as feature creep. Read more

City Cloud gets Ubuntu Certified

European Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider City Network, has joined the Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud (CPC) programme. This is the second very big European win for Ubuntu after it signed up OVH earlier this month. As an Ubuntu CPC partner, City Cloud will no longer need to create, curate, patch and maintain Ubuntu images. This will all be done by Ubuntu who will then provide them to City Network. Read more

Open-spec networking Mini-ITX has 1, 2.5, and 10 GbE ports

SolidRun’s “Marvell MacchiatoBIN” is a $349, Mini-ITX networking SBC that runs Linux 4.4 on Marvell’s quad -A72 Armada 8040, and supports ODP, OFP, and NFV. SolidRun, which is known for its NXP i.MX6 based HummingBoard SBCs and Marvell Armada 38x based ClearFog Pro and scaled down ClearFog Base networking boards, has spun a $349 (and up) Marvell MacchiatoBIN SBC that showcases Marvell’s high-end Armada 8040 SoC. The 170 x 170mm “community” Mini-ITX board ships with schematics and layout files, and offers an open source, mainline Linux 4.4x BSP. Read more

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