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An introduction to Linux log files

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 04:01:32 PM
Before you start with this guide it is recommended that you login to your VPS and follow this guide while looking at the files in there, as that is the best way to learn and memorize the things.

Top 3 questions job seekers ask in open source

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 02:47:12 PM
As a recruiter working in the open source world, I love that I interact every day with some of the smartest people around. I get to hear about the cool projects they're working on and what they think about the industry, and when they are ready for a new challenge. I get to connect them to companies that are quietly changing the world.read more

Scripting a DNA Sequence Viewer

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 01:32:52 PM
SANITY WARNING: Please don't read this article unless you're a compulsive shell scripter, like me. Seriously. There are some excellent FOSS sequence viewers in the distro repositories, with great GUIs and lots of features. Why would you want to build a less capable viewer that only works in a terminal?Still with me? OK, the script explained here is called 'DNA' and relies on up-to-date GNU utilities (e.g. GNU AWK) and BASH...

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Adds New Project, Grows Membership

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 12:18:32 PM
With Kubernetes momentum building, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds a fourth project, announces new members and starts a certification program.

DDoS Attack and Resiliency Measures

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 11:04:11 AM
Although DDoS is not a new kind of attack, because of the advent of IoT, the 'smart' devices are new victims for web-based attacks, and as per the predictions it is more likely to grow.

Using Apache Hadoop to Turn Big Data Into Insights

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 09:49:51 AM
The Apache Hadoop framework for distributed processing of large data sets is supported and used by a wide-ranging community -- including businesses, governments, academia, and technology vendors.

Linux Foundation Certified Engineer: Alexandre Krispin

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 08:35:31 AM
The Linux Foundation will be featuring some of those who have recently passed the certification examinations. These testimonials should serve to help you decide if either the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) or the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) certification is right for you.

Lubuntu 16.10 - enjoyable motley lightness

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 07:21:10 AM
Lubuntu 16.10 was released recently, so let's have a look on this new release now.

First 3.5-inch Apollo Lake single board computers appear

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 06:06:50 AM
Aaeon and Avalue each unveiled 3.5-inch SBCs using Intel’s Apollo Lake processors, providing triple display support, wide-range power, and up to 8GB of RAM. Aaeon’s GENE-APL5 and Avalue’s ECM-APL are the first 3.5-inch (146 x 101mm) form factor single board computers we’ve seen that support Intel’s 14nm-fabricated “Apollo Lake” Atom E3900 SoCs.

TiVo’s “TV Guide” patents are DOA at appeals court

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 04:52:30 AM
A five-year-old patent brawl between Netflix and Rovi (now TiVo) has reached a turning point, with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upholding a major lower-court victory by Netflix.

Mozilla Hosts Seventh Annual MozFest in London this weekend

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 03:38:10 AM
Join us at MozFest 2016 this weekend: Fri 28 – Sun 30th October 2016 Now in its seventh year, MozFest is the world’s go-to event for the free and open Internet movement. Part meeting place for like-minded individuals keen to … Read more

Python List Methods

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 02:23:50 AM
Using methods with lists gives you the power to manipulate the data stored in the lists quickly and effectively. Many of these methods are concerned with finding, adding, and removing pieces of data stored within the list they are being called on. Others are more concerned with the structure of the list itself.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Out for Raspberry Pi 3, Supports Bluetooth & Wi-Fi

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 01:09:30 AM
The release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2 is not the only thing SUSE Linux fans should get excited for today, as there's now SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi.

SUSE: Unleash the Tiger!

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 11:55:10 PM
This is our first dispatch from the front lines: Washington DC. And I am not speaking of the election front lines, but of the Linux front. Linux Journal has come to SUSECon this year to, among other things, gauge the state of the world concerning all things open source. To plagiarize every president at the start of every state of the union address, the state of Linux is strong!

Embedded PC runs Ubuntu on Tegra TX1

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 10:40:50 PM
Connect Tech’s “Rudi” mini-PC runs Ubuntu on an Nvidia Jetson TX1 COM with 4GB LPDDR4, eMMC and mSATA, 5x USB, 2x GbE, mini-PCIe, and -20 to 80°C support. Like many recent embedded computers. Connect Tech’s 135 x 105 x 50mm Rudi Embedded System fudges the line between mini-PC and a full-fledged industrial PC. Aimed at […]

4 steps to better documentation: How to get users the exact answer to the problem

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 09:26:30 PM
When people use your software, they are trying to accomplish a goal. They're trying to fix a problem, find an ATM, catch a Leafeon. They're usually not using software because they enjoy it for its own sake. But just because your users are not expecting to enjoy some software doesn't eliminate their feelings about it. They might notice delight if it's particularly well-designed to help them do what they want, but they don't notice neutral emotions, and mostly the emotions they notice are annoyance or even anger.read more

How to deploy a fault tolerant cluster with continuous or high availability

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 08:12:10 PM
Some companies cannot allow having their services down. In case of a server outage a cellular operator might experience billing system downtime causing lost connection for all its clients. Admittance of the potential impact of such situations leads to the idea to always have a plan B. In this article, we’re throwing light on different ways of protection against server failures, as well as architectures used for deployment of VMmanager Cloud, a control panel for building a High Availability cluster.

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  • This week in vc4 (2016-12-05): SDTV, 3DMMES, HDMI audio, DSI
    The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently started contracting with Free Electrons to give me some support on the display side of the stack. Last week I got to review and release their first big piece of work: Boris Brezillon's code for SDTV support. I had suggested that we use this as the first project because it should have been small and self contained. It ended up that we had some clock bugs Boris had to fix, and a bug in my core VC4 CRTC code, but he got a working patch series together shockingly quickly. He did one respin for a couple more fixes once I had tested it, and it's now out on the list waiting for devicetree maintainer review. If nothing goes wrong, we should have composite out support in 4.11 (we're probably a week late for 4.10).
  • Raspberry Pi VC4 Driver Work On SDTV, HDMI Audio & More
    Eric Anholt's latest weekly blog post on the VC4 development highlights SDTV support coming together, the Raspberry Pi Foundation contracting Free Electrons to provide more development help on the display stack, HDMI audio support for VC4 DRM driver continuing to inch along, DSI fixes, some code generation improvements for VC4 Gallium3D, and other work.
  • Rugged Skylake embedded PC has wide range power
    Axiomtek’s “eBOX565-500-FL” computer runs Linux or Windows on dual-core Intel 6th Gen CPUs, and offers four USB 3.0 ports and wide-range power. The eBOX565-500-FL updates the two-year-old eBOX560-880-FL embedded PC, which provides dual-core Intel 4th Gen “Haswell” Core and Celeron CPUs. The very similar eBOX565-500-FL instead taps the 14nm Intel 6th Gen “Skylake” ULT processors, once again offering two dual-core options: the 2.4GHz Core i5-6300U and the 2.0GHz Celeron 3955U.

Servers/Networks

  • Docker acquires file syncing and sharing app Infinit, will open-source the software
    Docker, the startup that pushes open source software for packaging up code into containers that can be deployed on many machines, today announced its latest acquisition: file transfer app Infinit. Yes, that’s right, Docker bought a company with a consumer-friendly app. It lets you sync files to your other devices or send them to others.
  • How Virtualized Networks Will Save Us From Dropped Calls
    We’ve all been the victim of a dropped mobile phone call and know how frustrating it can be. However, virtualized networks provide network operators with powerful tools to detect and recover from network disruptions, or “faults,” that can drop calls for thousands of subscribers simultaneously. The Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) project together with OpenStack have developed features in software that add resiliency to mobile networks and enable them to recover from network and other outages.
  • It’s Brexploitation! Microsoft punishes UK for Brexit with cloud price-gouging
    “My own story would not have been possible but for the democratizing force of Microsoft technology reaching me where I was growing up,” CEO Satya Nadella told shareholders this week. But the price of that “democratizing force” is about to go up, with Britons uniquely singled out. Microsoft has reiterated to Azure customers that prices will go up by 22 per cent from January 1st. The problem? The price rise is far greater than any exchange rate post-Brexit fluctuations might justify. Microsoft’s biggest European data centre is in Dublin, a member of the Euro currency. The Euro hovered around €1.28 to one pound for the first six months of the year, before crashing after Brexit. It’s now €1.19, a depreciation of just 9 cents, or 7 per cent. The value of the British pound has weakened more dramatically against the US dollar, dropping by 18.9 per cent since 24 June - the day after Brits voted to leave the EU. For new Office or Azure cloud customers in the UK, no exchange rate can justify any price rise at all. In September, Microsoft made Azure available in UK data centres.

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