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Google presents its open-source goodies to the world

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 12:41:03 PM
?Google creates a lot of open-source software. Now, they[he]#039[/he]ve put much of it in one easy-to-find place along with the company[he]#039[/he]s own open-source philosophy.

Latest Black Lab Linux Weekly Build Optimizes Swap File Management for SSD

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 11:21:34 AM
Black Lab Software CEO Robert J. Dohnert informed Softpedia today about the immediate availability of a new Weekly build of the Ubuntu-based Black Lab Linux operating system.

smbclient Security for Windows Printing and File Transfer

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 10:02:05 AM
Microsoft Windows is usually a presence in most computing environments, and UNIXadministrators likely will be forced to use resources in Windows networks fromtime to time. Although many are familiar with the Samba server software, the matchingsmbclient utility often escapes notice.

What Is Kubernetes?

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 08:42:36 AM
Kubernetes is open source software for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. The project is governed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is hosted by The Linux Foundation. And it’s quickly becoming the Linux of the cloud, says Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation.

The uncrackable problem of end-to-end encryption

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 07:23:07 AM
The UK government has said it wants access to messages sent via encrypted communications apps such as WhatsApp, re-igniting the debate over end-to-end encryption.

How to use a ramdisk on Linux

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 06:03:38 AM
There may be instances where you need to include the fastest possible storage you can find on a server. In some cases, the best route to that is by making use of a ramdisk. Effectively, a ramdisk takes a portion of your system memory and uses it as a disk drive. This method of storage is considerably faster than standard hard disk storage, so it is a great tool for when you need blistering speed on a specific app.

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with ADB

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 04:44:09 AM
While ADB is meant for Android developers, there are some ADB commands that are useful for the average user. Here are some cool tricks that you can do with ADB.

OpenSDS at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon: Moving Forward with SDS and Cloud Computing

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 03:24:40 AM
CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017 has begun and is bringing together the world’s top experts in open source cloud computing. Their goal is to maintain and promote the development of integrated open source technologies to better deploy and implement cloud computing.

14 ways being a runner is like working in tech

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 02:05:11 AM
I started running more than a decade after I started working in tech, but I quickly saw similarities between the two activities that take up most my time. I know—and have run with—many people in tech who also happen to be runners, but I suspect my observations work well for other fields, too. I've rounded up a list of ways being a runner is like working in tech.read more

Raspberry Pi based computer offers Real-Time Ethernet

Wednesday 29th of March 2017 12:45:42 AM
Hilscher is prepping a rugged “netPI” computer that combines a Raspberry Pi 3 with its “netHAT 52-RTE” RPi add-on featuring dual Real-Time Ethernet ports. German Real-Time Ethernet experts Hilscher will soon launch a Raspberry Pi 3-based industrial computer with Real-Time Ethernet support. Hilscher has yet to formally announce the ruggedized netPI computer, but the board […]

Linux Action Show to End Eleven Year Run at LFNW

Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:26:13 PM
Six more episodes before the popular Linux podcast, Linux Action Show, ends its nearly 11 year run in a live broadcast from LinuxFest Northwest.

How to build a smog sensor with a ESP8266 microcontroller

Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:06:44 PM
Stuttgart, Germany has, like many other cities, a smog problem—even if it may be less severe than in other cities. The European Union has defined a threshold of on average 50 micrograms of dust particles per cubic meter in a 24-hour window of air to be allowed for a maximum of 35 days a year. For the last few years, actual values have been much higher for more than 35 days. There are governmental stations that measure the air pollution, but they can’t be everywhere for obvious reasons.read more

Linux Commands - Overview and Examples

Tuesday 28th of March 2017 08:47:15 PM
The command line is one of the most powerful features of Linux. There exists a sea of Linux command line tools, allowing you to do almost everything you can think of doing on your Linux PC. However, this usually creates a problem: with so many commands available to use, you don't know where and how to start learning them, especially when you are beginner.

Classifier – A Tool to Organize Files in Your Directory Instantly

Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:27:46 PM
Classifier is a simple python script which helps us to organize the files in standard directory automatically.

Monday Witness: It's Time to Reconize a Civil Right Not to be Connected

Tuesday 28th of March 2017 06:08:17 PM
Along with death and taxes, two things appear inevitable. The first is that wireless connectivity will not only be built into everything we can imagine, but into everything we can't as well. The buyer should have the right to decide whether to be connected or not.

Slaying Monoliths at Netflix with Node.js

Tuesday 28th of March 2017 04:48:48 PM
The growing number of Netflix subscribers -- nearing 85 million at the time of this Node.js Interactive talk -- has generated a number of scaling challenges for the company. In his talk, Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes these challenges and explains how the company went from delivering content to a global audience on an ever-growing number of platforms, to supporting all modern browsers, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and beyond. He also looks at how this led to radically modifying their delivery framework to make it more flexible and resilient.

Grasp R Programming with Open-Source Books

Tuesday 28th of March 2017 03:29:19 PM
The R language (and open-source software) is the de facto standard among statisticians for the development of statistical software, and is widely used for statistical software development and data analysis. R is a modern implementation of S, one of several statistical programming languages designed at Bell Laboratories.

Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run

Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:09:50 PM
With Jupiter Broadcasting’s announcement that it is shutting down the Linux Action Show podcast, Bryan Lunduke, who co-created the show, looks back at its origin and its impact.

FreeRTOS-based remote I/O module links to IBM Bluemix and Watson IoT

Tuesday 28th of March 2017 12:50:21 PM
Artila’s “RIO-2010BM” remote digital I/O device runs FreeRTOS on a Cortex-M3, offers isolated inputs, and supports IBM’s Bluemix and Watson IoT platforms. Like Artila Electronics’ RIO-2015PG, the RIO-2010BM is a remote I/O module that runs FreeRTOS on an MCU, and offers isolated digital I/O. The device is designed specifically for transmitting Modbus/TCP remote data to […]

GnuCash 2.6.16 Free Accounting Software Adds HiDPI Improvements, Bug Fixes

Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:30:52 AM
The development team behind the GnuCash open-source and cross-platform accounting software announced the release and immediate availability of the sixteenth maintenance update to the 2.6 stable series.

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