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Meet the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 03:51:50 PM
Raspberry Pi just celebrated its sixth birthday—that's six years since the launch of the original Raspberry Pi. Since then, it has released various new models, including the Pi 2, Pi 3, and Pi Zero. So far, 9 million Raspberry Pi 3s have been sold—and over 18 million Pis in total—and those numbers are likely to grow following today's announcement of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. This new Pi features:read more

3 security videos from DevConf.cz 2018

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 02:37:30 PM
The recent DevConf.cz conference in Brno, Czechia is an annual event run by and for open source developers and enthusiasts. Hundreds of speakers showed off countless technologies and features advancing the state of open source in Linux and far beyond. A perennially... Continue Reading →

Arduino Create expands to run Arduino on BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 01:23:10 PM
Arduino announced an expansion of its Arduino Create development platform for deploying Arduino sketches on Linux systems to support Arm boards like the the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone in addition to Intel boards like the UP Squared. In November, Arduino announced a version of its Arduino Create toolkit that supports Intel-based systems running Linux, with […]

OpenFlow is the Past as ONF Announces Stratum Project to Redefine SDN

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 12:08:50 PM
New Linux-based network operating system introduces a set of new interfaces to control both the data and forwarding plane.

How to Clear Package Cache in Arch Linux

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 10:54:30 AM
The package cache in Arch Linux can easily fill up your hard disk if you are not careful. This tutorial will show you how you can clear the package cache in Arch Linux and recover some hard disk space.

Mozilla sends more snooping Web APIs to smartphone Siberia

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 09:40:09 AM
Light and proximity sensors blocked for Firefox 62. Firefox has revealed it will bin more privacy-invasive APIs, deprecating access to the light sensor, device proximity sensor, and user proximity detection.…

IBM thinks Notes and Domino can rise again

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 08:25:49 AM
But first, the big catchup: adding proper mail, scalability, mobility and JavaScript for devs. IBM and HCL have outlined their plans for the Notes/Domino portfolio that the former offloaded to the latter last year.…

6 ways Apache Cassandra prepares you for a multi-cloud future

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 07:11:29 AM
The incentives for enterprises to pursue a multi-cloud deployment strategy—a cloud-agnostic infrastructure, greater resilience, the flexibility that comes from not being reliant on any single vendor, to name just a few—have never been more compelling, and they are constantly increasing.

Latest Firefox available to users where they browse the web laptop, Fire TV and the office. Plus, a chance to help with the next Firefox release!

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 05:57:09 AM
This week, we’re happy to roll out not one, but three Firefox releases to our users. Now available in more of the places where they browse, Firefox users can access the web whether they’re relaxing at home with their laptop, in front of their TV with Amazon Fire TV, or at the office.

Mozilla's Firefox 59 Released, New Agones Project, SparkyLinux 5.3 Available, Hunt for Exoplanets and More

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 04:42:48 AM
News briefs for March 13, 2018.

Open Source LimeSDR Mini Takes Off in Satellites

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 03:28:28 AM
In late February, Lime announced a collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) to make 200 of its Ubuntu Core-driven LimeSDR Mini boards available for developing applications running on ESA’s communications satellites, as part of ESA’s Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) program.

SMARC module features hexa-core i.MX8 QuadMax

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 02:14:08 AM
iWave unveiled a rugged, wireless enabled SMARC module with 4GB LPDDR4 and dual GbE controllers that runs Linux or Android on NXP’s i.MX8 QuadMax SoC with 2x Cortex-A72, 4x -A53, 2x -M4F, and 2x GPU cores. iWave has posted specs for an 82 x 50mm, industrial temperature “iW-RainboW-G27M” SMARC 2.0 module...

Firefox 59 for Android Adds HLS Playback Support, Improves Private Browsing Mode

Wednesday 14th of March 2018 12:59:47 AM
Mozilla released today the Firefox 59 web browser for Google's Android mobile operating system bringing support for websites that use the HTTP Live Streaming protocol for video playback, and improved Private Browsing mode, and more.

ddgr – A Command Line Tool To Search DuckDuckGo From The Terminal

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 11:45:27 PM
2DayGeek: ddgr utility allow users to search DuckDuckGo right from the terminal.

Learn how to mine Cryptocurrency, including Monero, using Linux.

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 10:31:07 PM
VIDEO: Learn how to mine Cryptocurrency, including Monero, using Linux.

Migrating to Linux: Using Sudo

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 09:16:47 PM
You may have been wondering about Linux for a while. Perhaps it's used in your workplace and you'd be more efficient at your job if you used it on a daily basis. Or, perhaps you'd like to install Linux on some computer equipment you have at home. Whatever the reason, this series of articles is here to make the transition easier.

Fedora 28 Release Date and New Features

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 08:02:27 PM
This is a continually updated article to inform you about Fedora 28 release date, features and everything important associated with it.

A plan for rebooting an open source project

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 06:48:07 PM
Once in a while, you will have an open source project that needs care and feeding. Maybe you're just stepping into an existing project, and you need to figure out where the project is and where it needs to go. It needs a reboot. What do you do? How do you begin?read more

Install and configure Roundcube Webmail

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 05:33:47 PM
This is the last part of the Setting up and configuring a mail server series where will cover how to install and configure Roundcube Webmail.

Mozilla Firefox 59 Released with Faster Page Load Times, New Privacy Features

Tuesday 13th of March 2018 04:19:27 PM
As expected, Mozilla released today the Firefox 59.0 "Quantum" web browser for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

More in Tux Machines

Linux 4.17-rc7

So this week wasn't as calm as the previous weeks have been, but despite that I suspect this is the last rc. This week we had the whole "spectre v4" thing, and yes, the fallout from that shows up as part of the patch and commit log. But it's not actually dominant: the patch is pretty evenly one third arch updates, one third networking updates, and one third "rest". The arch updates are largely - although not exclusively - spectre v4. The networking stuff is mostly network drivers, but there's some core networking too. And "the rest" is just that - misc drivers (rdma, gpu, other), documentation, some vfs, vm, bpf, tooling.. The bulk of it is really pretty trivial one-liners, and nothing looks particularly scary. Let's see how next week looks, but if nothing really happens I suspect we can make do without an rc8. Shortlog appended as usual. Go out and test. Read more

Today in Techrights

Libre Hardware

  • Flash your Libre Firmware with a Libre Programmer
    Whether or not you personally agree with all the ideals of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), you’ve got to give them credit: they don’t mess around. They started by laying the groundwork for a free and open source operating system, then once that dream was realized, started pushing the idea of replacing proprietary BIOS firmware with an open alternative such as Libreboot. But apparently, even that’s not enough, as there’s still more freedom to be had. We’re playing 4D Libre Chess now, folks. [...] Luckily, the FSF has just awarded the Zerocat Chipflasher their “Respects Your Freedom” certification, meaning every element of the product is released under a free license for your hacking enjoyment.
  • Coreboot Picks Up Support For Another Eight Year Old Intel Motherboard
    If by chance you happen to have an Intel DG41WV motherboard, it's now supported by mainline Coreboot so you can free the system down to the BIOS. The DG41WV motherboard comes from the LGA-775 days with an Intel G41 Eaglelake chipset back when DDR3-1066 was great, motherboards topped out with 4GB of RAM, four USB 2.0 ports were suitable, and motherboard PCBs were much less fashionable. The DG41WV was a micro-ATX board and a decent choice for the times to pair with a CPU like the Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad.

Events: KubeCon, openSUSE Conference 2018 and Hacker Summer Camp 2018

  • Diversity, education, privilege and ethics in technology
    And that is the ultimate fraud: to make the world believe we are harmless little boys, so repressed that we can't communicate properly. We're so sorry we're awkward, it's because we're all somewhat on the autism spectrum. Isn't that, after all, a convenient affliction for people that would not dare to confront the oppression they are creating? It's too easy to hide behind such a real and serious condition that does affect people in our community, but also truly autistic people that simply cannot make it in the fast-moving world the magical rain man is creating. But the real con is hacking power and political control away from traditional institutions, seen as too slow-moving to really accomplish the "change" that is "needed". We are creating an inextricable technocracy that no one will understand, not even us "experts". Instead of serving the people, the machine is at the mercy of markets and powerful oligarchs. A recurring pattern at Kubernetes conferences is the KubeCon chant where Kelsey Hightower reluctantly engages the crowd in a pep chant: When I say 'Kube!', you say 'Con!' 'Kube!' 'Con!' 'Kube!' 'Con!' 'Kube!' 'Con!' Cube Con indeed... I wish I had some wise parting thoughts of where to go from here or how to change this. The tide seems so strong that all I can do is observe and tell stories. My hope is that the people that need to hear this will take it the right way, but I somehow doubt it. With chance, it might just become irrelevant and everything will fix itself, but somehow I fear things will get worse before they get better.
  • openSUSE Conference 2018
    This year openSUSE conference was held in Prague and, thanks to both my employer and openSUSE conference organizers, I've been able to spend almost a full day there. I've headed to Prague with a Fleet Commander talk accepted and, as openSUSE Leap 15.0 was released Yesterday, also with the idea to show an unattended ("express") installation of the "as fresh as possible" Leap 15.0 happening on GNOME Boxes. The conference was not so big, which helped to easy spot some old friends (Fridrich Strba, seriously? Meeting you after almost 7 years ... I have no words to describe my happiness on seeing you there!), some known faces (as Scott, with whom I just meet at conferences :-)) and also meet some people who either helped me a lot in the past (here I can mention the whole autoyast team who gave me some big support when I was writing down the autoinst.xml for libosinfo, which provides the support to do openSUSE's express installations via GNOME Boxes) or who have some interest in some of the work I've been doing (as Richard Brown who's a well-know figure around SUSE/openSUSE community, a GNOME Boxes user and also an enthusiastic supporter of our work done in libosiinfo/osinfo-db).
  • Hacker Summer Camp 2018: Prep Guide
    For those unfamiliar with the term, Hacker Summer Camp is the combination of DEF CON, Black Hat USA, and BSides Las Vegas that takes place in the hot Las Vegas sun every summer, along with all the associated parties and side events. It’s the largest gathering of hackers, information security professionals and enthusiasts, and has been growing for 25 years. In this post, I’ll present my views on how to get the most out of your 2018 trip to the desert, along with tips & points from some of my friends.