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Python If Statements

Sunday 13th of November 2016 10:48:36 PM
How can a program make a decision? Can a program choose between two or more options. Actually, it can. This isn't some kind of advanced AI concept, it's just a matter of evaluating whether or not certain conditions have been met and choosing a response.

Re-Imagining the Container Stack to Optimize Space and Speed

Sunday 13th of November 2016 08:54:14 PM
Graham Whaley, Sr. Software Engineer at Intel, talks about re-imagining the whole container cloud stack with the goal of making a tenfold improvement in performance, during his LinuxCon Europe keynote.

NES Classic teardown, new MacBook Pro not Linux-ready, 1080 Ti has 10GB VRAM?

Sunday 13th of November 2016 06:59:52 PM
Weekend tech reading, news from around the web.

LinuxFest Northwest founder honored with Cascadia Community Builder Award

Sunday 13th of November 2016 03:33:03 PM
The Cascadia Community Builder Award recognizes a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the free software movement in the Cascadia region, and this year's winner is Bill Wright. The award was presented in person on Saturday, November 12 at the Seattle GNU/Linux conference (SeaGL). Wright was chosen because his tireless work as a founding organizer for Linuxfest Northwest has been instrumental to growing the free software community in Cascadia.read more

How To Set Up Nginx Load Balancing

Sunday 13th of November 2016 01:38:41 PM
Load balancing is a very useful technique to distribute the incoming network traffic across a number servers. With this technique you can reduce the resource usage, lower the response time and avoid server overload. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of configuring Nginx load balancing on a Linux VPS.

Security Exercises

Sunday 13th of November 2016 10:47:12 AM
Regular security exercises are, bar none, the most powerful,cost-effective tool for maturing a project's information securityoperations—when done well.

GNOME Shell and Mutter Gets Wayland and Wi-Fi Improvements for GNOME 3.22.2

Sunday 13th of November 2016 08:52:50 AM
As part of the soon-to-be-released second and last scheduled point release of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions, the GNOME Shell and Mutter components have received new versions earlier today.

Python Boolean Operators

Sunday 13th of November 2016 06:58:28 AM
If you've been following along, you're probably tired of hearing about lists right about now. Well, this guide has nothing to do with lists! Remember back when you first leaned about variables; how there was one that just held True or False called a Boolean? There hasn't been a guide on them because Booleans are actually that simple. However, there are symbols called Boolean Operators that are used to evaluate whether a statement is true or false.

Three more Apollo Lake COMs support Qseven and COM Express

Sunday 13th of November 2016 05:04:06 AM
Advantech unveiled Intel Apollo Lake based modules with Qseven, COM Express Compact Type 6, and Mini Type 10 form factors. Advantech’s first three “Apollo Lake” computer-on-modules were part of a massive product announcement of products built around Intel’s new 14nm Atom E3900, Celeron N3350, and Pentium N4200 SoCs.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2 arrives

Sunday 13th of November 2016 03:09:44 AM
SUSE has long been a business Linux for business. With the arrival of SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLES) 12 Service Pack 2 , the first major update since last year, SUSE is staying the corporate Linux course.

Mesa 13.0.1 to Add Up to 30% Performance Increase for Intel ANV Vulkan Driver

Sunday 13th of November 2016 01:15:22 AM
Collabora's Emil Velikov announced the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) development snapshot of the upcoming first point release of the Mesa 13.0.0 3D Graphics Library.

9 rules for the proper care and feeding of communities and carnivorous plants

Saturday 12th of November 2016 11:21:00 PM
In 2016, I adopted my first carnivorous plants, a Venus Fly Trap and a Pitcher Plant, which my Facebook friends named Gordon and Bananarama, respectively. I quickly discovered that the health of Gordon and Bananarama was closely connected to the environment I provided as much as to their ability to catch the occasional bug and get energy from the sun.read more

This Week in Open Source News: Open Cloud Report, No Dirty Cow Patch for Android, & More

Saturday 12th of November 2016 09:26:38 PM
This week in Linux and OSS news, The Linux Foundation's annual Guide to the Open Cloud lists top open source cloud projects? and trends, no Dirty Cow bug patch for Android this month, and more! Stay informed and engaged in open source news with this weekly digest!

US government launches open source hub, a new container security project, and more news

Saturday 12th of November 2016 07:32:16 PM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the US government making its open source code public, a new container security project, Mozilla's latest browser project, and more.Open source news roundup for October 30-November 12, 2016read more

KDE Neon Offers a Near-Perfect Desktop on a Solid Platform

Saturday 12th of November 2016 05:37:54 PM
KDE Neon takes the stability of Ubuntu 16.04 and applies a cutting-edge release of the KDE desktop to create an absolutely beautiful experience that will appeal to those looking for the best of both worlds.

Sync your Fitbit on Linux with Galileo

Saturday 12th of November 2016 03:43:32 PM
If you have a Fitbit fitness device and wish to sync your device using the wireless dongle on your Linux machine, the good news is it is possible with the Bluetooth-based Fitbit devices, thanks to a small Python utility called Galileo. Note: you will need a bit of terminal-foo, but to be honest, I found the little program just as reliable if not more reliable and hassle-free than the official Fitbit apps on Android and Windows! In this short article we'll look at how to get it.

US Government Opens Access to Federal Source Code with Code.gov

Saturday 12th of November 2016 01:49:10 PM
In March of this year, the Obama administration created a draft for Federal Source Code policy to support improved access to custom software code. After soliciting comments from public,  the administration announced the Federal Source Code policy in August. One of the core features of the policy was the adoption of an open source development model:

Oracle Linux 7.3 Now Available with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4

Saturday 12th of November 2016 11:54:48 AM
After last week's release of Red Hat's RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 7.3 operating system, now Oracle is proud to announce the general availability of its Oracle Linux 7.3 distribution for 64-bit (x86_64) servers.

Top 5: Vims 25th year, dashboard tools for visualizing data, and more

Saturday 12th of November 2016 10:00:26 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight Vim's 25th year, dashboard tools for visualizing data, thoughts on free software philosophy and ideals, an update on Raspberry Pi Foundation's mission and projects, and security challenges for microservices.

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New Smartwatch OS Debuts on GitHub

Can a new smartwatch operating system based on Linux breathe some new life into the smart wearables market? Florent Revest hopes so. Revest, a French computer science student, on Wednesday announced the alpha release of AsteroidOS, an open source operating system that will run on several Android smartwatch models. "Many users believe that the current proprietary platforms can not guarantee a satisfactory level of control over their privacy and hardware," noted Revest, who has been working on his OS for two years. "Hence, I noticed a need for an open wearable platform and AsteroidOS is my attempt to address this issue." Read more

Conexant voice board lets you summon Alexa from a Raspberry Pi

Conexant and Amazon have launched an Alexa Voice Service development kit for the Raspberry Pi 3. The kit includes a Conexant AudioSmart CX20921 voice board. Since Amazon opened up access to its Alexa Voice Service (AVS) agent inside the Amazon Echo smart speaker/IoT hub, including an open source port to the Raspberry Pi, several projects have emerged for creating Echo-like devices built around the RPi. For example, earlier this year, a Novaspirit Tech hack along these lines was promoted by the Raspberry Pi blog. Now Conexant Systems and Amazon have teamed up on a higher end “AudioSmart 2-mic Development Kit” for the RPi that’s designed specifically for voice-controlled smart home IoT functionality. Read more

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