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Linux-driven Sitara SiP module shrinks to 21mm square

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 09:00:00 PM
Octavo’s OSD335x-SM is a 40 percent smaller version of its AM335x based OSD335x SiP that adds an EEPROM and more I/O. There’s also an open-spec dev board. Last year, Octavo Systems added a new twist to BeagleBone development when it released its 27 x 27mm OSD335x System-In-Package (SiP) module. The OSD335x, which went on to […]

Improved multimedia support with Pipewire in Fedora 27

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 07:45:40 PM
Pipewire — a new project of underlying Linux infrastructure to handle multimedia better — has just been officially launched. The project’s main goal is to improve the handling of both audio and video. Additionally, Pipewire introduces a security model to... Continue Reading →

How to Restore the Legacy System Tray in GNOME Shell

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 06:31:20 PM
GNOME 3.26 completely removes the legacy system tray at the top of your desktop. Learn how to bring it back with the TopIcons Plus extension.

Sublime Text 3.0 is Here! See, How to Install it on Linux

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 05:17:00 PM
Sublime Text 3.0 is now available for Linux.

Architecting the future with abstractions and metadata

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 04:02:40 PM
Abstractions and metadata are the future of architecture in systems engineering, as they were before in software engineering. In many languages, there are abstractions and metadata; however, systems engineering has never adopted this view. Systems were always thought of as too unique for any standard abstractions. Now that we’ve standardized the lower-level abstractions, we’re ready to build new system-level abstractions.read more

A look at some great Linux & SteamOS racing games available in 2017

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 02:48:20 PM
We’ve come a long way since SuperTuxKart, here’s my little listicle of interesting racing games available for Linux & SteamOS.

How to Install PHP 7.1 on Debian 8

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 10:33:08 AM
I recently wrote a similar article for Ubuntu, but here is how to install on PHP 7.1 on Debian 8.

Linux Foundation LFCE Georgi Yadkov Shares His Certification Journey

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 09:18:47 AM
The Linux Foundation is highlighting some of those who have recently passed the certification examinations. In this article, recently certified engineer Georgi Yadkov shares his experience.

Fanless Skylake computer offers four PCI and PCIe slots

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 08:04:27 AM
Adlink’s MVP-6010 and MVP-6020 embedded computers run Linux or Windows on Intel 6th Gen CPUs, and offer 4x PCI/PCIe slots, 6x USB ports, and 4x COM ports. If Adlink’s new MVP-6010/6020 Series looks familiar, that’s because it’s a modified version of the recent MVP-5000 and last year’s MVP-6000 industrial PCs.

BlueBorne Vulnerability Is Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases, Update Now

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 06:50:07 AM
Canonical released today new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases, patching recently discovered security vulnerabilities, including the infamous BlueBorne that exposes billions of Bluetooth devices.

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Products for Linux

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 05:35:47 AM
In this article, we list the best Adobe alternatives for Linux. These Adobe Creative Suite alternative for Linux are also free and open source.

Innersource: How to leverage open source in the enterprise

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 04:21:26 AM
Companies of varying sizes across many industries are implementing innersource programs to drive greater levels of development collaboration and reuse. They ultimately seek to increase innovation; reduce time to market; grow, retain, and attract talent; and of course, delight their customers.In this article, I'll introduce innersource and some of its key facets and examine some of the problems that it can help solve. I'll also discuss some components of an innersource program, including metrics.read more

Using Redir to Alter Network Traffic: Part 1

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 03:07:06 AM
There are times when, despite your best efforts, you have little choice but to put a quick workaround in place. Reconfiguring network-border firewalls or moving services between machines is simply not an option because the network’s topology is long established and definitely shouldn’t be messed about with.

3 Easy Ways To Check DNS (Domain Name Server) Records In Linux Terminal

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 01:52:46 AM
DNS stands for Domain Name System or Domain Name Servers translates Internet domain and host names to IP addresses and vice versa.

The eye-opening power of cultural difference

Wednesday 20th of September 2017 12:38:25 AM
Inclusivity is the quality of an open organization that allows and encourages people to join the organization and feel a connection to it. Practices aimed at enhancing inclusivity are typically those that welcome new participants to the organization and create an environment that makes them want to stay.read more

Portable Android SDR player supports DRM and DAB

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 11:24:05 PM
Titus SDR’s Android-based “Titus II” Software Defined Radio receiver has a 7-inch touchscreen, a WiFi hotspot, and support for FM, AM, DRM, DAB, and DAB+. Titus SDR is prepping an Android-based wideband digital RF receiver with Software Defined Radio (SDR) capabilities and a hi-fi amplifier. Built around a 7-inch Android tablet, the portable, battery-powered Titus […]

4 ways to check size of physical memory (RAM) in Linux

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 10:09:45 PM
Article explaining how to check physical memory (RAM) in Linux server. 4 different commands to get memory information from Linux server.

Open Source Summit: Day 1 in 5 minutes

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 08:55:25 PM
As you can see in the video below, the first day of the Open Source Summit was quite educational. My day was filled with clouds, containers, community building, flavors of Linux, and Linus Torvalds. Here are the links that go with the video above:read more

What's New In Linux Lite 3.6

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 07:41:05 PM
I have reviewed this Ubuntu based distro, Linux Lite before and concluded that it could be a great distro to start off with Linux and stay forever. In this article, I'm going to take a look at the latest version of Linux lite 3.6 which team recently released.

How to Setup Automatic Security Updates on CentOS 7

Tuesday 19th of September 2017 06:26:45 PM
Security updates, as most of you'd agree, are very important. On Linux, it's always advisable to keep the installed packages up to date, especially when it comes to security. In general, users should apply security updates to their Linux systems within 30 days of being released. In this tutorial, we will discuss how you can configure a CentOS 7 server for automatic security updates.

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Visual revamp of GNOME To Do

I’m a fan of productivity. It is not a coincidence that I’m the maintainer of Calendar and To Do. And even though I’m not a power user, I’m a heavy user of productivity applications. For some time now, I’m finding the overall experience of GNOME To Do clumsy and far from ideal. Recently, I received a thank you email from a fellow user, and I asked they what they think that could be improved. It was not a surprise when they said To Do’s interface is clumsy too. Read more

Today in Techrights

Endless OS 3.2 Review - The Offline Distro

Endless OS is a free, easy-to-use operating system preloaded with over 100 apps, making it useful from the moment you turn it on. Endless takes Linux to a whole different dimension. It is intuitive and quite different. The developers have come out with a distro that targets mainly developing countries and also computers with no or limited internet access. So even without internet, you will have access to stuff like Wikipedia. The aim is to provide an operating system that comes with everything you will need. Intrigued? Let us take a look at what makes Endless OS different, intuitive, and so powerful in its own right. Endless OS uses OSTree to manage a read-only file system and uses Flatpaks for application delivery and updates. Read
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LWN (Now Open Access): Kernel Configuration, Linux 4.14 Merge Window, Running Android on a Mainline Graphics Stack

  • A different approach to kernel configuration
    The kernel's configuration system can be challenging to deal with; Linus Torvalds recently called it "one of the worst parts of the whole project". Thus, anything that might help users with the process of configuring a kernel build would be welcome. A talk by Junghwan Kang at the 2017 Open-Source Summit demonstrated an interesting approach, even if it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Kang is working on a Debian-based, cloud-oriented distribution; he wanted to tweak the kernel configuration to minimize the size of the kernel and, especially, to reduce its attack surface by removing features that were not needed. The problem is that the kernel is huge, and there are a lot of features that are controlled by configuration options. There are over 300 feature groups and over 20,000 configuration options in current kernels. Many of these options have complicated dependencies between them, adding to the challenge of configuring them properly.
  • The first half of the 4.14 merge window
    September 8, 2017 As of this writing, just over 8,000 non-merge changesets have been pulled into the mainline kernel repository for the 4.14 development cycle. In other words, it looks like the pace is not slowing down for this cycle either. The merge window is not yet done, but quite a few significant changes have been merged so far. Read on for a summary of the most interesting changes entering the mainline in the first half of this merge window.
  • Running Android on a mainline graphics stack
    The Android system may be based on the Linux kernel, but its developers have famously gone their own way for many other parts of the system. That includes the graphics subsystem, which avoids user-space components like X or Wayland and has special (often binary-only) kernel drivers as well. But that picture may be about to change. As Robert Foss described in his Open Source Summit North America presentation, running Android on the mainline graphics subsystem is becoming possible and brings a number of potential benefits. He started the talk by addressing the question of why one might want to use mainline graphics with Android. The core of the answer was simple enough: we use open-source software because it's better, and running mainline graphics takes us toward a fully open system. With mainline graphics, there are no proprietary blobs to deal with. That, in turn, makes it easy to run current versions of the kernel and higher-level graphics software like Mesa.