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Python Lists

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 07:47:36 AM
Lists are a big deal. It really can't be overemphasized what a big deal they are. Lists are not only used for iterating through data, but they are also a popular data storage and categorization method used for handling data as a program is running. For anyone who's programmed in another language, lists are often known as arrays.

Rugged SBCs come in i.MX6, Tegra 3, and Tegra TK1 flavors

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 06:33:16 AM
Diamond’s “Eagle” and “Eaglet” carrier boards turn Toradex’s Apalis i.MX6, Tegra 3, and Tegra TK1 COMs into rugged, Linux-ready SBCs. Longtime embedded boards vendor Diamond Systems has released its first ARM-based single board computers, in a solution that serves up multiple versions of Toradex Apalis modules in sandwich-style SBC designs. The new ARM SBCs are […]

Cinnamon 3.2 Desktop Environment Now Available with Support for Vertical Panels

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 05:18:56 AM
Linux Mint leader Clement Lefebvre tagged the final release of the Cinnamon 3.2.0 desktop environment on the GitHub page of the project, from where users can download the source archive if they want an early taste.

Free Webinar: How Shared Development Is Driving the Automotive Industry

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 04:04:36 AM
The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project is hosting a free webinar called “Open Source Automotive: How Shared Development Will Drive the Industry Forward.” The hour-long event, which starts at 11am on Wednesday, November 9, will be led by Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of the Automotive Grade Linux project

News: Linux Top 3: RHEL 7.3, Ubuntu Core 16 and 4MLinux 20.0

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 03:07:25 AM
From the enterprise to embedded and everything in-between.

The Linux Foundation Issues 2016 Guide to Open Source Cloud Projects

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 02:10:14 AM
The Linux Foundation today released its third annual “Guide to the Open Cloud” report on current trends and open source projects in cloud computing. The report aggregates and analyzes industry research to provide insights on how trends in containers, microservices, and more shape cloud computing today.

ARM-based IoT gateway kit includes PLC and demo board

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 01:13:03 AM
Eurotech’s Linux-based EDCK 4001 dev kit is built around its ReliaGate 10-11 IoT gateway and middleware, adding a PLC and demo board to mimic sensor I/O. The EDCK 4001 Everyware Device Cloud Development Kit simulates typical IoT sensor data sources and receivers on a demo board panel controlled by a PLC.

Mitchell Hashimoto talks about new technologies and DevOp tools

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:15:52 AM
Mitchell Hashimoto talks about about how new technologies lead to the tool sets used to make them easier to master.

How to split a large archive file into multiple small files using Split command in Linux

Monday 7th of November 2016 11:18:41 PM
Although one of the primary reasons behind creating archives is the ease of handling and transfer, sometimes the compressed file itself is so large that it becomes a nightmare to transfer it over network, especially when the network speed is slow. So, what should be done in cases like these? Is there a solution to this problem? Well, yes - one solution is to split the compressed file into smaller bits, that can easily be transferred over network. At destination, you can join them back to get the original archive.

Stop searching for projects and start searching for bugs

Monday 7th of November 2016 10:21:30 PM
When you're new to open source, you'll find yourself asking:I know some [programming language]. I want to get some practice, while helping out. How do I find an open source project where I can contribute? Hm... I don't know where to start. This seems complicated.I've asked this same question over and over to a lot of developers. And their answers can be categorized into one of three approaches:read more

Linux Foundation Fails Linux Mint: Suggests Upgrade to Windows or Mac

Monday 7th of November 2016 09:24:19 PM
Those using Linux to register for a Linux Foundation webinar are told to try using Windows or OS X instead.

Twitters Chargeback System Measures Resource Use and Sends Out a Bill

Monday 7th of November 2016 08:27:08 PM
Twitter's Vinu Charanya provides details on the metering and chargeback system Twitter engineers built to measure performance in a talk at LinuxCon NA.

SQLi, XSS zero-days expose Belkin IoT devices, Android smartphones

Monday 7th of November 2016 07:29:57 PM
Invicea Labs researchers have discovered two zero-day vulnerabilities in Belkin’s home automation devices.

Paragon Software Group's ExtFS for Windows

Monday 7th of November 2016 06:32:46 PM
Fellow Linux/Windows dual-booters out there are familiar with this problem:you can access Windows files from your Linux session, but not the other wayaround.

Raspberry Pi continues to blaze new trails

Monday 7th of November 2016 05:35:35 PM
This month's column comes from Raleigh, North Carolina where I attended All Things Open 2016! This post consists of the highlights of the lightning talk I gave at the conference, which covered the mission and purpose of Raspberry Pi, and our programs and outreach including Code Club for kids, Raspberry Jams, and Picademy.read more

Clinton v. Trump on copyrights and patents: Reading the platform and the tea leaves

Monday 7th of November 2016 04:38:24 PM
...Clinton's most important copyright position is her promise of what she won't be doing—and the Democratic candidate explicitly promises she won't be supporting a new version of SOPA. As her position paper states, Clinton "maintains her opposition to policies that unnecessarily restrict the free flow of data online... ...there are a lot of reasons to think a President Trump would be a problem for tech in general and the Internet in particular. He's been happy to talk about "closing" the Internet in the name of fighting ISIS...

How to install Budgie Desktop on Linux

Monday 7th of November 2016 03:41:13 PM
Budgie is the flagship desktop of Solus and is a Solus project. Designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance.

Review: Manjaro Linux 16.10 "Fringilla" Cinnamon

Monday 7th of November 2016 02:22:37 PM
In my experience, Cinnamon always seems to have a bunch of minor usability issues that add up, and the lack of verifiable support for Google Talk in the live session is a dealbreaker for me.

'Open source' is not 'free software'

Monday 7th of November 2016 12:28:15 PM
In the open source universe, using terms such as FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open Source Software) is common and represents a casual conflation of the terms open source and free software, which are often used interchangeably. I would be remiss if I didn't also admit that I have been guilty of same.read more

More in Tux Machines

Eight great Linux gifts for the holiday season

Do you want to give your techie friend a very Linux holiday season? Sure you do! Here are some suggestion to brighten your favorite Tux fan's day. Read more Also: More Random Gift Ideas For Linux Enthusiasts & Others Into Tech Which open source gift is at the top of your holiday wish list?

Ubuntu-Based ExTiX OS Updated for Intel Compute Sticks with Improved Installer

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced this past weekend the release of an updated build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux distribution for Intel Compute Stick devices. Last month, we reported on the initial availability of a port of the ExTiX operating system for Intel Compute Sticks, boasting the lightweight and modern LXQt 0.10.0 desktop environment and powered by the latest Linux 4.8 kernel, tweaked by Arne Exton for Intel Atom processors. And now, ExTiX Build 161203 is out as a drop-in replacement for Build 161119, bringing a much-improved Ubiquity graphics installer that should no longer crash, as several users who attempted to install the Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distro on their Intel Compute Stick devices reported. Read more Also: Debian-Based SparkyLinux 4.5 Brings Support for exFAT Filesystems, systemd 232 4MLinux 20.1 Linux Distro Released with Kernel 4.4.34 LTS to Restore PAE Support

Today in Techrights

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.23 Snap Creator for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 16.10

Canonical's Snappy development team have released a new maintenance version of the Snapcraft 2.x tool that lets applications developers package their apps as Snap packages for Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distributions that support Snaps. Read more