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With all the madness that prevails the Linux audio engines and complex inter-related frameworks and subsystems, it is very easy to get lost and overwhelmed when you want to do something as simple as to record yourself playing an electric musical instrument. Recording from JACK is imperative in that case, as using a “mic to speaker” arrangement will introduce unwanted noise to the recording, no matter what.
AI is a very hot topic right now, and many high profile people, including Elon Musk, the head of Tesla, have said that we're going to get sentient AIs soon and that it's going to be a dangerous threshold. It seems that Linus Torvalds doesn't feel the same way, and he thinks that it's just bad Sci-Fi.
I first started using ntop about eight or nine years ago. I was technology director of a K-12 public school, and we were looking for network analysis tools that would not break our budget. I found ntop through a Google search and installed it on an extra computer we had that was running CentOS.
Ubuntu has daily images for its development cycle, and you can always download the latest version for the distros that is being worked on right at the moment. Or at least you could until Ubuntu 15.10. It seems that no image has passed testing for a few weeks.
Text is everywhere. It fills up our social feeds, clutters our inboxes, and commands our attention like nothing else. It is oh so familiar, and yet, as a programmer, it is oh so strange. We learn the basics of spoken and written language at a very young age and the more formal side of it in high school and college, yet most of us never get beyond very simple processing rules when it comes to how we handle text in our applications.
DigitalOcean CEO Ben Uretsky explains how he's building one of the world's fastest-growing cloud providers and his plans for open-sourcing his company's platform.
I am very happy with the news that yesterday Canonical declared the launch of Ubuntu in India on Lenovo Thinkpad L450. Yes, you heard right! I was waiting for them to come in India and now wait is over! The laptops may be start shipping early this month.
Laptop Mode Tools version 1.67 is released. With this power-saving package for Linux systems it's possible to increase battery life of a laptop.
Repeating what became a constant on last years, KDE project is bringing an eventful series of presentations and activities on community driven software to the FISL, the Fórum Internacional de Software LIvre, which will be realized at Porto Alegre, south of Brazil, starting July 7.
Advantech is prepping an Intel Quark based IoT gateway that runs Yocto Linux and offers PoE support. mini-PCIe expansion, and web-based device management. Like Adlink’s recently announced Matrix MXE-100i, Advantech’s new “UBC-221″ is an Internet of Things gateway that runs Linux on a low-power, 400MHz Intel Quark x1000 processor. Whereas the Adlink product runs on […]
The developers of the Open-sourcevideo editor Shotcut made some huge improvements to the application and it gets better 4K support.
The NSA runs its XKEYSCORE program — an application that the Intercept, the website run by journalist Glenn Greenwald, describes as NSA's Google for private communications — for the most part on Red Hat Linux servers.
Over the years, I've heard both Windows users and Linux enthusiasts make the claim that professional media production on Linux is impossible. While there may be some workflows so over-engineered that legacy software is a must, I firmly believe that, with effort, using Linux for media production is doable.
A long-running copyright fight between the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Universal Music over fair use in the digital age was considered by an appeals court today, a full eight years after the lawsuit began.
I have recently interviewed a very interesting person: the community leadership manager from Red Hat, Ruth Suehle. Among other tasks, she deals with the Fedora community. Ruth told me that Fedora 22, which was released in late May 2015, contained many interesting features. That's why I decided to give it a go.
Laptop Mode Tools is a power-saving package for Linux systems, which lets users increase the life expectancy of a laptop's battery. A new version has been released and is now available for download.
The next major OpenStack cloud platform release is set to debut in October and is codenamed : Liberty but what follows Liberty? OpenStack Foundation members have voted and the winning name is Meiji.
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