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NixOS Linux Lets You Configure Your OS Before Installing

Sunday 15th of October 2017 05:04:35 AM
every so often, I like to see something different—something that might remind me from where I came. That’s exactly what happened when I came into NixOS. To be quite honest, I had assumed this would be just another Linux distribution that offered the standard features, with the KDE Plasma 5 interface. Boy was I wrong.

6 reasons open source is good for business

Sunday 15th of October 2017 03:10:13 AM
At a fundamental level, open source solutions are better than proprietary ones. Want to know why? Here are six reasons why businesses and government organizations benefit from using open source technology.read more

Raspberry Pi 3 based laptop features DIY hacking bay

Sunday 15th of October 2017 01:15:51 AM
Pi-top has revised its RPi based laptop with a 14-inch HD screen and a slide-off keyboard that reveals a cooling unit and DIY space for a breadboard kit. Pi-top’s Raspberry Pi driven laptop has received a major upgrade with a new model with a slightly larger 14-inch, HD screen and a 6 to 8 hour […]

KDE Celebrates 21st Anniversary with New Updates of KDE Applications, Frameworks

Saturday 14th of October 2017 11:21:29 PM
Today, the KDE Project celebrates the 21st anniversary of the well-known and widely used desktop environment for GNU/Linux and UNIX-like operating systems with new releases of its KDE Frameworks and KDE Applications software stacks.

LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Linux Mint 18.2

Saturday 14th of October 2017 09:27:07 PM
The mission for a swap Linux conveyance for Linux Mint 13 LTS "Maya" Xfce proceeds. With this post comes a review of the most recent MATE version of Linux Mint. Particularly for consistent perusers of this blog,

Microsoft faces Dutch crunch over Windows 10 private data slurp

Saturday 14th of October 2017 07:32:45 PM
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Euros angry over privacy policyYet another European nation is turning up the heat on Microsoft for extracting heaps and heaps of telemetry and other intelligence from Windows 10 PCs.…

5 traits of good systems architecture

Saturday 14th of October 2017 05:50:53 PM
Two books helped me come to some sort of understanding about the art of being an architect. I read them a long time ago, but I still dip into them from time to time: 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know, by Richard Monson-Haefel; and Beautiful Architecture: Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software Design, by Diomidis Spinellis and Georgios Gousios.read more

10 open source Linux robots from car-bots to humanoids

Saturday 14th of October 2017 03:56:31 PM
Linux robots come in all shapes and sizes from rovers to chatty humanoids. Here are 10 intriguing terrestrial robot kits with open software and hardware. Back in 2014, we struggled to fill out our top 10 roundup of Linux-based robots and padded the list with conceptually similar autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles […]

Patents Are Turning BlackBerry and Nokia, Which Used Android, Into Anti-Android Fronts That Tax Android OEMs

Saturday 14th of October 2017 02:02:09 PM
The Canadian BlackBerry has sued BLU in the US only to compel it to pay 'protection' money; Nokia's patents are being scattered to trolls, which are doing something similar (without risking litigation themselves)

What is a firewall?

Saturday 14th of October 2017 12:07:47 PM
Network-based firewalls have become almost ubiquitous across US enterprises for their proven defense against an ever-increasing array of threats. A recent study by network testing firm NSS Labs found that up to 80% of US large businesses run a next-generation firewall. Firewalls act as a perimeter defense tool that monitor traffic and either allow it or block it.

RTV (Reddit Terminal Viewer) – A Simple Terminal Viewer For Reddit

Saturday 14th of October 2017 10:13:25 AM
RTV stands for Reddit Terminal Viewer which provides an interface to view and interact with reddit from your terminal.

Top 10 Open Source Linux Robots

Saturday 14th of October 2017 08:19:03 AM
Today, however, it’s easy to fill out a top 10 list of Linux-based terrestrial robots that are open source in both software and hardware. In fact, we were forced to leave a number of worthy projects waiting in the wings.

Linux-friendly embedded PC pours on the PoE

Saturday 14th of October 2017 06:24:41 AM
Aaeon’s rugged “Boxer-6639M” industrial PC supports 6th or 7th Generation Intel CPUs and provides 8x USB, 6x RS-232/422/485, 3x GbE, and 4x PoE ports. Over the last year, Aaeon has spun off a number of similar versions of its fanless, Linux-ready Boxer-6xxx line of fanless industrial PCs.

This Week in Open Source News: OpenMessaging Project Launches, Hyperledger Offers MOOC & More

Saturday 14th of October 2017 04:30:19 AM
This Week in Open Source News: five important stories

Install Redis and Redis PHP on cPanel

Saturday 14th of October 2017 02:35:57 AM
In this guide, we will show you how to install Redis server and Redis PHP extension on a cPanel based servers so you can use Redis as a cache backend for your WordPress, Laravel, Drupal or any other PHP based application.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get KDE Plasma 5.11 and GNOME 3.26.1 Desktops, More

Saturday 14th of October 2017 12:41:35 AM
If you're using the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system, you should know that it recently received some of the latest and greatest GNU/Linux technologies through a bunch of software updates.

How to Install OpenLiteSpeed HTTP Server with PHP 7.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 13th of October 2017 11:21:31 PM
OpenLiteSpeed is an open source HTTP server developed by LiteSpeed Technologies. It is a high performance and lightweight HTTP server which comes with a Web-based GUI for administration. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install OpenLiteSpeed Web server, and then configure latest PHP version PHP 7.1.

21-inch capacitive panel PC taps quad-core Bay Trail SoC

Friday 13th of October 2017 10:01:28 PM
Advantech’s Linux- and Android-ready “PPC-3210SW” panel PC has a quad-core Celeron N2930 and an IP65 protected 21.5-inch capacitive HD touchscreen. Advantech’s 21-inch PPC-3210SW touch-panel computer runs Linux, Android 4.4, Windows, or Windows Embedded on an Intel “Bay Trail” Celeron N2930 with 4x 1.83GHz cores.

elementary OS 0.5 "Juno" GNU/Linux Distro Could Use Ubuntu's Snappy Technologies

Friday 13th of October 2017 08:41:25 PM
The guys over elementary OS, the popular GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, were interviewed recently by Canonical's Sarah Dickinson about upcoming integration of Snap packages into their infrastructure.

6 ways to work with database admins in the DevOps world

Friday 13th of October 2017 06:49:18 PM
DevOps is defined as "unifying the operations and engineering teams," in order to foster a culture of cross-team collaboration, codify how infrastructure is built, and become a more data-driven organization. But it seems databases and the teams that care for them are treated as an exception to this environment. In most companies, databases are still treated like walled gardens, with the database hosts tended to like delicate flowers and the database administrators (DBAs) guarding any and all access to them.read more

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  • FOSDEM 2018 Real-Time Communications Call for Participation
  • Top Bank, Legal and Software Industry Executives to Keynote at the Open Source Strategy Forum
  • Copyleft is Dead. Long live Copyleft!
    As you may have noticed, we recently re-licensed mgmt from the AGPL (Affero General Public License) to the regular GPL. This is a post explaining the decision and which hopefully includes some insights at the intersection of technology and legal issues.
  • Crowdsourcing the way to a more flexible strategic plan
    Trust the community. Opening a feedback platform to anyone on campus seems risky, but in hindsight I'd do it again in a heartbeat. The responses we received were very constructive; in fact, I rarely received negative and unproductive remarks. When people learned about our honest efforts at improving the community, they responded with kindness and support. By giving the community a voice—by really democratizing the effort—we achieved a surprising amount of campus-wide buy-in in a short period of time. Transparency is best. By keeping as many of our efforts as public as possible, we demonstrated that we were truly listening to our customers and understanding the effects of the outdated technology policies and decisions that were keeping them from doing their best work. I've always been a proponent of the idea that everyone is an agent of innovation; we just needed a tool that allowed everyone to make suggestions. Iterate, iterate, iterate. Crowdsourcing our first-year IT initiatives helped us create the most flexible and customer-centric plan we possibly could. The pressure to move quickly and lay down a comprehensive strategic plan is very real; however, by delaying that work and focusing on the evolving set of data flowing from our community, we were actually able to better demonstrate our commitment to our customers. That helped us build critical reputational capital, which paid off when we did eventually present a long-term strategic plan—because people already knew we could achieve results. It also helped us recruit strong allies and learn who we could trust to advance more complicated initiatives.
  • Reform is a DIY, modular, portable computer (work in progress)
    Want a fully functional laptop that works out of the box? There are plenty to choose from. Want a model that you can upgrade? That’s a bit tougher to find: some modern laptops don’t even let you replace the RAM. Then there’s the Reform. It’s a new DIY, modular laptop that’s designed to be easy to upgrade and modify. The CAD designs will even be available if you want to 3D print your own parts rather than buying a kit. You can’t buy a Reform computer yet. But developer Lukas Hartmann and designer Ana Dantes have developed a prototype and are soliciting feedback on the concept.
  • New neural network teaches itself Go, spanks the pros
    While artificial intelligence software has made huge strides recently, in many cases, it has only been automating things that humans already do well. If you want an AI to identify the Higgs boson in a spray of particles, for example, you have to train it on collisions that humans have already identified as containing a Higgs. If you want it to identify pictures of cats, you have to train it on a database of photos in which the cats have already been identified.

Ubuntu Leftovers

Server: MAAS, OPNFV, 'DevOps', and Docker

  • MAAS KVM Pods
    OpenStack is the dominant solution in the IaaS space, fueled by the need for reliable, scalable and interoperable private cloud infrastructure to accommodate cloud native applications. Through OpenStack’s open APIs, tenants can easily deploy elaborate virtual (overlay) networks, integrate with a variety of storage backends, even leverage modern hypervisor-like machine containers (LXD) for bare metal performance. Although the tooling allows a full fledged OpenStack deployment on just a single machine, the intrinsic efficiencies that OpenStack’s design promises, materialize at a certain scale — typically at least 12 servers.
  • DevOps for NFV: OPNFV Infrastructure and Continuous Integration
    In this article series, we have been discussing the Understanding OPNFV book. Previously, we provided an introduction to network functions virtualization (NFV), discussed the role of OPNFV in network transformation, and looked at how OPNFV integrates and enhances upstream projects. We continue our series with in-depth insight into the OPNFV DevOps toolchain, hardware labs, continuous integration (CI) pipeline, and deployment tools (installers) from chapters 6 and 7 of the book.  
  • A Chat with Chef about the DevOps Movement and Habitat Builder
    Last week at our annual user conference, Node.js Interactive, we announced several new members to the Node.js Foundation. One of the members that joined is Chef. Chef works with more than a thousand companies around the world to deliver their vision of digital transformation. We sat down with the team at Chef to talk about how Node.js fits within the DevOps movement, why they joined the Node.js Foundation, and also about a new offering from the group called Habitat Builder.
  • Why Use Docker with R? A DevOps Perspective
    There have been several blog posts going around about why one would use Docker with R. In this post I’ll try to add a DevOps point of view and explain how containerizing R is used in the context of the OpenCPU system for building and deploying R servers.
  • Docker on Docker at DockerCon EU 17
    Docker Inc. the company behind the open-source Docker container technology doesn't just build docker, it also used the same technology to power its own services.