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X-ES spins Enterprise Linux BSP for its x86 boards

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:18:36 PM
X-ES launched a RHEL-compatible “X-ES Enterprise Linux” distro optimized for its x86 COMs and SBCs starting with its recent Xeon/Broadwell VPX and VME SBCs. Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES), which has supported its embedded boards with Gentoo Linux, will now offer a Red Hat flavored X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) board support package option as the default, […]

12 ways to maintain your existing community: How you deal with difficult conversations?

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 04:24:14 PM
Help us collect community knowledge by blogging about the weekly community management theme. Blog posts are due the following Thursday after each new theme is announced. Next week's challenge is Difficult Conversations.Check out ways to recruit new community members in week #1 blogging challenge.read more

3 open source code libraries to handle MARC-formatted records

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 02:29:52 PM
Welcome back to Nooks & Crannies! After a month off for my wedding, I've been digging around for some interesting bits for upcoming columns. This month, I'll take a look at some open source code libraries that developers can use to handle MARC-formatted records.read more

OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 12:35:30 PM
It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.

Android 6.0.1 Released for Asus Tinker Board

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 10:41:08 AM
Asus has now made available their first release of the Android operating system on the Asus Tinker Board. Asus has labelled the release as TinkerOS_Android V13.11.0.2 (Beta version). It’s a release of Android 6.0.1 running on kernel 3.10.0.

Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 08:46:46 AM
GNOME all the way, babyReview The arrival of Ubuntu 17.04 this month was completely overshadowed by Mark Shuttleworth's decision to abandon the Unity desktop for a stock GNOME Shell interface.…

Top 5: Projects for Raspberry Pi at home, how to write fast Python, and more

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:52:24 AM
In this week's top 5, we highlight projects for Raspberry Pi at home, how to write fast and thread-safe Python, 12 ways to study a new programming language, a Linux-friendly amplifier for listening to music, and 3 open source boilerplate web design templates.Top 5 articles of the week5. 3 open source boilerplate web design templatesread more

Patent-holding company uses ex-Nokia patents to sue Apple, phone carriers

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 04:58:02 AM
Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC, a unit of Acacia, has sued Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The company says that the five industry giants infringe four patents related to basic cell phone technologies. All four patents originated at Nokia, which has been sharing its patents in so-called "patent privateering" arrangements for some years now.

Bryan Lunduke Interviews Richard Stallman

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 03:03:40 AM
Last Friday, the Linux Tycoon (as well as the guy who's been known to say "Linux sucks"), Bryan Lunduke, sat down for a free form interview with Richard Stallman. We figured that no dyed-in-the-wool FOSSer would want to miss that.

5 lessons learned when developing my first web app

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 01:09:18 AM
I developed my first web app as part of my final project in college. Instead of developing a web app only for the purpose of completing my project, I chose to develop one that could solve a real-world problem. I decided to create Cyber Manager, an online cyber cafe management system for cyber cafe administrators, which has been downloaded nearly 3,000 times since I first uploaded it on SourceForge.net in 2011.

Linux Backlight Brightness Keyboard Shortcuts

Friday 21st of April 2017 11:14:56 PM
The first tip I’d recommend is to go into your power management preferences, make sure your settings for “on AC” and “on battery” are set to not dim display when idle. This is usually a checkbox found for both AC and battery tabs. Also, do the same with the option for “Reduce backlight brightness” in the battery section. To make sure the changes take immediate effect, be sure to restart your computer.

Raspberry Pi HAT does 3G/HSPA, and GNSS too

Friday 21st of April 2017 09:20:34 PM
Linkwave’s “Pilot” is a Raspberry Pi HAT add-on with a Sierra Wireless HL 3G/HSPA radio, a SIM slot, as well as a GNNS location chip. Sierra Wireless announced that Linkwave Technologies has released a $101 3G/HSPA wireless add-on for the Raspberry Pi. The Pilot board incorporates a Sierra Wireless HL module for 3G/HSPA cellular data […]

Debian-Based Elive 2.9.0 Beta Finally Brings Persistence, Netsurf Web Browser

Friday 21st of April 2017 07:26:12 PM
The development cycle of the Debian-based Elive 3.0 GNU/Linux distribution continues, and a new Beta milestone was launched today, April 21, 2017, for early adopters and public beta testers.

How to find top CPU consuming processes in Linux.

Friday 21st of April 2017 05:31:50 PM
Major part of sysadmin time goes into finding the cause of the load on the system eg. Finding processes which are consuming the resources. This post will help you with how to quickly find top CPU consuming processes in Linux.

Atom 1.17 Open-Source Hackable Text Editor to Get a 50% Boost in Startup Time

Friday 21st of April 2017 04:17:30 PM
Last week when GitHub launched Atom 1.16 as the latest stable release of the open-source and multi-platform hackable text editor loved by lots of developers around the world, they also announced the Beta release of Atom 1.17.

A Look at DietPi: A Lightweight OS for Your Pi Board

Friday 21st of April 2017 03:03:10 PM
DietPi is a Linux OS tailored for single board computers and that provides a rather staggering collection of useful, graphical tools for easy administration of the system.

Mirantis enters the Kubernetes game and ups its OpenStack play

Friday 21st of April 2017 01:48:49 PM
Mirantis' business is to make it easy on you to run and manage OpenStack clouds. They're still doing that, but they're also making managing containers on clouds easier by adopting Kubernetes. Besides managing OpenStack clouds, Mirantis is adding cloud container management to its skillset with Kubernetes.

Network Firewalls: How to Protect Your Network from Unauthorized Access

Friday 21st of April 2017 12:34:29 PM
They lack the buzz of more recent security innovations, so network firewalls can be overlooked. Yet firewalls are an essential aspect of any security strategy. We cover the basics of network firewall technology and look at the latest in next-generation firewalls.

Low Power Wireless: 6LoWPAN, IEEE802.15.4 and the Raspberry Pi

Friday 21st of April 2017 11:20:09 AM
The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the new kids on the block. Itpromises connection of sensors and actuators to the internet, for data toflow both ways, and once on the internet, to become part of new and excitingbusiness systems, reaching up into the realms of big data and artificialintelligence.

Secure your SSH using two-factor authentication on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 21st of April 2017 10:05:48 AM
In this tutorial, we will describe the necessary steps to configure two-factor authentication (2FA) using Google authenticator on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

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