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Open-source Microsoft protocol aims to be a programming standard

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 10:00:31 AM
Codenvy, Microsoft, and Red Hat have announced they are adopting a universal Language Server Protocol for integrated development environments.

Google “Project Bloks” education kit starts with RPi Zero

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 09:03:20 AM
Google’s “Project Bloks” education platform is built around a Raspberry Pi Zero that controls baseboards that talk to “Puck” inputs via a capacitive sensor. Google announced a Project Bloks hacker platform for kids, developed with IDEO and Paulo Blikstein of Stanford University. A prototype has been built based on the Linux-driven Raspberry Pi Zero SBC, […]

Red Hat Reiterates Support for Java EE With New Release

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 08:06:09 AM
Red Hat officially closed on its acquisition of enterprise Java tools vendor JBoss for $350 million last June. Ever since, Red Hat has been growing its Java application tools business and expanding its development products and projects.Red Hat executives emphasized their commitment to Java at today's Devnation event in San Francisco with a new middleware platform, while noting that other other languages, notably Microsoft's .NET, are now also being supported as well.

Docker Expands Container Networking Capabilities

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 07:08:58 AM
When Docker 1.0 debuted in June 2014, it was missing a key feature: fully integrated networking that works. In June 2016, networking in Docker containers is a very different story, with a host of new capabilities now present in the Docker 1.12 milestone, which was officially released last week.

Why GNOME 3.X Has Been Good for Linux and FOSS

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 06:11:47 AM
If GNOME hadn't irked many users when it redesigned its approach to the desktop with GNOME 3, there would be fewer popular desktop environments for Linux.

Sony Settles in Linux Battle

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 05:14:36 AM
When Sony released its PlayStation 3 console in 2006, most fans wereexcited by the enhanced graphics and processing power, but asmall (yet significant) group of buyers was excited about an entirelydifferent feature.

Peppermint 7 Screencast and Screenshots

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 04:17:25 AM
Team Peppermint are pleased to announce our latest operating system Peppermint 7, it comes in both 32bit and 64bit editions with the latter having full UEFI / GPT / Secureboot support baked in, a new version of Ice (our in house Site Specific Browser framework) is also included with full Firefox web browser support as well as Chromium / Chrome.

96Boards SBC showcases Mediatek’s deca-core Helio X20

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 03:20:14 AM
MediaTek launched the fastest open-spec SBC to date with a 96Boards development board that runs Android on its deca-core Cortex-A53 and -A72 Helio X20 SoC. The “Helio X20 Development Board” is MediaTek’s first 96Boards form-factor single-board computer, and the most powerful open-spec hacker SBC to date. Although we’ve seen some fast 64-bit SoCs among 96Boards […]

Large botnet of CCTV devices knock the snot out of jewelry website

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 02:23:03 AM
Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices...

Basic PHP 7 and Nginx Configuration on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 01:25:52 AM
Nginx is quickly overtaking Apache as the favorite web server. For web apps built in languages like Rails and Python it’s virtually ubiquitous, but it’s a bit slower to catch on in the PHP world. Part of the reason for that is how easily PHP and Apache go together. However, PHP and Nginx can cooperate nearly as easily, and with the release of PHP 7, combining the two can be a fairly speedy option.

Top 7 open source business intelligence and reporting tools

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 12:28:41 AM
In this article, I review some of the top open source business intelligence (BI) and reporting tools. In economies where the role of big data and open data are ever-increasing, where do we turn in order to have our data analysed and presented in a precise and readable format? This list covers tools which help to solve this problem. Two years ago I wrote about the top three. In this article, I will expand that list with a few more tools that were suggested by our readers.read more

Red Hat makes container development easier

Monday 27th of June 2016 11:31:30 PM
Red Hat releases Red Hat Container Development Kit 2.1

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GNU Linux-libre Kernel 4.7 Officially Released for Users Who Want 100% Freedom

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