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Snapdragon 2100 dev kit arrives as Fossil debuts smartwatch for new Snapdragon 3100

Sunday 11th of November 2018 08:13:23 AM
Intrinsyc has launched an Android-based Open-Q 2500 SOM module and development kit for smartwatches based on the Snapdragon 2500. Meanwhile, Fossil unveiled the first watch to run Wear OS on the next-gen Snapdragon 3100. Intrinsyc has followed up on last year’s smartwatch oriented Open?Q 2100 SOM, featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, with a new […]

Snapshot Games have cancelled the Linux version of Phoenix Point

Sunday 11th of November 2018 05:21:50 AM
Some news that I'm not particularly happy about. Snapshot Games, which includes X-COM creator Julian Gollop, have announced they've cancelled the Linux version of Phoenix Point.

Linux-driven 96Boards SBC features AI and RISC-V companion chips

Sunday 11th of November 2018 02:30:17 AM
Bitmain announced a “Sophon BM1880 EDB” 96Boards CE SBC featuring its new Sophon BM1880 AI chip plus dual Cortex-A53 cores that run Linux. There’s also a RISC-V chip and optional Raspberry Pi and Arduino modules. Beijing-based Bitmain, which is known primarily as a leading vendor of bitcoin mining chips and computers, also has a “Sophon” […]

Paging Linux Users: What Made You Give Up on Windows?

Sunday 11th of November 2018 12:35:55 AM
Once described by Microsoft as “a cancer,” the Linux world has become a key focus for Microsoft these days, especially as part of the company’s transformation started shortly after Satya Nadella took over the CEO role from Steve Ballmer.

FDA releases open source code, open source software gets emotional, and more news

Saturday 10th of November 2018 10:41:33 PM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at two open source companies getting funding, the FDA open sources app code, Barcelona upping its open source investment, and more.Open source firms finish funding roundsIn the last two weeks, IBM's acquisition of Red Hat led the open source business headlines. But two other companies that develop open source software also made some bold financial moves that filled their coffers quite nicely.read more

How Microsoft Ignores Millions of Windows 10 Version 1809 Users

Saturday 10th of November 2018 08:47:11 PM
Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) is without a doubt one of the buggiest releases in a long time, and the way Microsoft handles its very own blunder shows the company still has a lot to learn both from its rivals and from customers who have been sending their feedback for so long.

Bash For Loop

Saturday 10th of November 2018 06:52:49 PM
Loops are one of the fundamental concepts of programming languages. Loops are handy, if you want to run series of commands over and over again, until a condition situation is reached. In scripting languages such as Bash, loops are useful for automating repetitive tasks.

Android Oreo dev kit showcases the Snapdragon 670

Saturday 10th of November 2018 04:58:27 PM
Intrinsyc’s Android 8.0 driven Open-Q 670 HDK mobile development kit for the octa-core Snapdragon 670 SoC features a 5.65-inch touchscreen, 6GB LPDDR4, 6GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, GPS, NFC, and optional camera and sensor boards. The 170 x 170mm, Mini-ITX form-factor Open-Q 670 HDK is one of Intrynsic’s Android mobile “open frame” kits with a smartphone [[he]#8230[/he]]

Stealth and hacking game 'OFF GRID' fully funded and heading to Linux

Saturday 10th of November 2018 03:04:05 PM
OFF GRID, a stealth and hacking game about privacy and mass surveillance managed to get funded on Kickstarter and so it's coming to Linux.

Comments In BASH - Learn BASH | Part 3

Saturday 10th of November 2018 01:09:43 PM
Welcome to chapter three of BASH scripting series. Today we'll dive into a very important topic in programming called comment. Comment, in programming, is somewhat different from the online world of the Internet where you read an article or a blog and then throw some of your opinions or applaud the author in the comment section.

VMware Buys Kubernetes-based Heptio to Boost Its Multi-Cloud Strategy

Saturday 10th of November 2018 11:15:21 AM
Another important open source company has been picked up by a big proprietary player. This time it's the Seattle-based Kubernetes-focused Heptio, which is being acquired by the virtualization giant VMware. The deal was announced on Tuesday at VMworld Europe in Barcelona, just a little over a week after IBM picked up Red Hat for a cool $33 billion. Details of the sale are not being made public.

Must-Have Tools for Writers on the Linux Platform

Saturday 10th of November 2018 09:20:59 AM
A perfect storm of Linux evolution and web-based tools have made it such that any writer can get the job done (and done well) on Linux. But what tools will you need? You might be surprised to find out that, in some instances, the job cannot be efficiently done with 100% open source tools. Even with that caveat, the job can be done. Let’s take a look at the tools I’ve been using as both a tech writer and author of fiction.

How To Use Dropbox On Non-Ext4 Filesystems (Btrfs, Ext3, XFS, ZFS, Etc.) On Linux

Saturday 10th of November 2018 07:26:37 AM
In case you can't switch to a different cloud storage provider or use an Ext4 filesystem without eCryptfs for your Dropbox folder location, you can use a simple tool, called dropbox-filesystem-fix, that works around this Dropbox limitation, allowing the Dropbox desktop client to continue synchronizing files, no matter the filesystem type in use.

Removing Duplicate PATH Entries

Saturday 10th of November 2018 05:32:15 AM
The goal here is to remove duplicate entries from the PATH variable.But before I begin, let's be clear: there's no compelling reason toto do this. The shell will, in essence, ignore duplicates PATH entries;only the first occurrence of any one path is important.Two motivations drive this exercise.The first is to look at an awk one-liner that initiallydoesn't really appear to do much at all.The second is to feed the needs of those who are annoyed bysuch things as having duplicate PATH entries.

How to Install Open Source Social Network (OSSN) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Saturday 10th of November 2018 03:37:53 AM
Open Source Social Network (OSSN) is a free and open source social networking software written in PHP. It is used to create your own social network website and build relationships with your members. In this tutorial, we will be going to learn how to install Open Source Social Network on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server.

Developers are the new kingdom builders

Saturday 10th of November 2018 01:43:31 AM
Stephen O[he]#039[/he]Grady[he]#039[/he]s The New Kingmakers is a great book that explains why developers are a business[he]#039[/he] most important assets. O[he]#039[/he]Grady says developers are shaping products in new ways, and organizations that understand and embrace the value of this shift will be the most successful in the coming years. He shows how developers today are making the decisions, not the traditional IT decision-makers of prior years. Developers have the power to make or break a business, whether by their experience, their talent, or their passion.

RISC-V Linux development in full swing

Friday 9th of November 2018 11:49:09 PM
All signs point to a happy marriage between Linux and RISC-V. At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Comcast’s Khem Raj gave a presentation that strengthens the case. Most Linux users have heard about the open source RISC-V ISA and its potential to challenge proprietary Arm and Intel architectures. Most are probably aware that some RISC-V based [[he]#8230[/he]]

7 reasons I love open source

Friday 9th of November 2018 09:54:47 PM
Here[he]#039[/he]s why I spend so much of my time—including evenings and weekends—on GitHub, as an active member of the open source community. I’ve worked on everything from solo projects to small collaborative group efforts to projects with hundreds of contributors. With each project, I’ve learned something new.

How to Mount and Unmount File Systems in Linux

Friday 9th of November 2018 08:00:25 PM
On Linux and UNIX operating systems you can use the mount command to attach (mount) file systems and removable devices such as USB flash drives at a particular mount point in the directory tree. The umount command detaches (unmounts) the mounted file system from the directory tree.

How Do You Appreciate Fedora?

Friday 9th of November 2018 06:34:39 PM
This week is the first annual Fedora Appreciation Week. As an extension of the How Do You Fedora? series, this article presents how past interviewees appreciate Fedora. The Fedora Project defines four common values that it encourages all contributors and community members to uphold. Those values are known as the Four Foundations. One such value, Friends, represents [[he]#8230[/he]]

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Google Shows Off New Android Dev Tools

After years of teasing and speculation, it finally looks as though foldable screen smartphones are headed to market. Google's dev announcement followed closely on the heels of Samsung's announcement at its own developer conference of a folding phone/tablet prototype with Infinity Flex Display. The Android tools will take advantage of the new display technology, which literally bends and folds, noted Stephanie Cuthbertson, director of product management at Google. The technology is based on two variations of screen design: two-screen devices and one-screen devices. Read more

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