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This release features not just the Unity Desktop, but GNOME Shell and the ever popular GNOME 2 fork called MATE, though we primarily will support Unity only. Remember we recommend that when possible users perform updates on a regular basis. This will enable the Vinux team to update packages, and introduce new features. Vinux 5.0 is based upon Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 22.214.171.124 LTS. Some of the highlights in Vinux 5.0: New re-designed Vinux boot logo. Up to date accessibility infrastructure. Current GNOME-Orca and accessibility framework. Improvements with Nautilus file manager when processing large folders.
Washington Post story about Linux and Linus Torvalds.
Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an Ubuntu 15.10 server with PHP support (through PHP-FPM) and MariaDB (as MySQL replacement). The term LEMP stands for: Linux + Nginx + MySQL + PHP.
'Value can be extracted' – Cabinet Office ministerIn a speech earlier this week, Matt Hancock, minister for the Cabinet Office, referred to data as being "no longer just a record" but a "mineable commodity, from which value can be extracted" and outlined how the UK government intends to improve its use of the information at its disposal and help others exploit the data too.…
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the November 2015 issue.
After corralling the widely divergent world of containers, the Linux Foundation now sets its sights on the API economy and making application program interfaces, or APIs, easier to find. For the uninitiated, open APIs, sometimes called public APIs, describes an application program interface providing developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application.
Now the The Linux Foundation ... is announcing the launch of an Open API Initiative to promote and facilitate the adoption and use of an open API standard. The initiative ... will extend the Swagger specification, created in 2010, which is a description format used by developers to design and deliver APIs that support a range of connected applications and services.
Last year, I wrote how the number of Linux distributions listed on Distrowatch seemed to be declining. Specifically, the number had dropped from 323 in 2011 to 285 in December 2014.
One of the more effective ways to advance an agenda is to attach requirements to grant funding. The U.S. Department of Education has an interest in broadening the impact of its grants, so it announced a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) on October 29. The proposed rule would require intellectual property created with Department of Education grant funding to be openly licensed to the public. This includes both software and instructional materials.read more
The MATE desktop environment has been updated to version 1.12 and the new version brings quite a few improvements, the most notable being the support for GTK 3.18.
Engineers know that there’s much more to a successful software project than meets the eye. Refactoring and testing are as important as functionality when it comes to managing the complexity of programs that inevitably evolve over time. But when deadlines get tight, the management tends to focus on the functionality. But what if this technical debt starts piling up?read more
I started with a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, a WiPi wireless adapter, an 8GB microSD card and a low cost case. I downloaded the SolydX RPi2 edition and extracted it onto the microSD card. Once done and inserted into the RPi2, I booted the system
November will be a very crowded month, and a lot of high profile games are scheduled to launch, but it looks like the community forgot one of the biggest launch of all, the Steam Machines from Valve.
Three ways technology can help make an IoT strategy real.
Ansible is a simple IT automation platform written in python that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy. It has become quite popular over the past few years but you may hit some trouble when trying to run Ansible... Continue Reading →
The application used in Ubuntu systems to write ISOs to USB disks, the Startup Creator, is being redesigned and rebuilt for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).
VTiger is a web-based, modular constructed Customer Relationship Management system that enables sales, support, and marketing teams to organize and collaborate to measurably improve customer experiences and business outcomes.
Mentor Graphics announced a Linux-ready IoT gateway System Design Kit (SysDK) as part of an IoT solution that offers cloud services and TrustZone security. Mentor Graphics unveiled an end-to-end, hardware/software Internet of Things solution for wired and wireless edge device aggregation, featuring a System Design Kit (SysDK) for IoT gateways. The SysDK runs a version […]
Intel unveiled three new Quark CPUs, including models with x86 compatibility, -40 to 85°C support, and integrated sensor hubs, plus a new IoT Platform. The three new members of Intel’s low-power, IoT-focused “Quark” processor family were announced as part of a second-generation Intel IoT Platform. The Quark D1000 is now shipping, and a more robust D2000 model is due by year’s end. The Quark SE, which is built into Intel’s Curie modules, is expected in the first half of 2016, featuring a sensor hub and integrated pattern recognition.
If you've ever dropped Mentos in a bottle of Coke with kids or grown your own rock candy in a jar with string, you know how excited children get when doing science. For some of us, that fascination never goes away, which is why things like Maker Faire exist. If you want your children (or someone else's children) to grow into awesome nerds, one of the best things you can do is get them involved with projects at http://www.makershed.com.