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Looking for lessons for FOSS from OXOX Summit Back in the dot com heyday, around 1999 and 2000, Linux and open source conferences were huge events: they were packed and brimming with excitement. There was optimism, new initiatives in every conceivable direction, and anything seemed possible. Move over, Grandad: everything traditional was going to be up-ended by open source.…
In August 2016, I wrote about about why I like the Guayadeque music player, and then I used the six characteristics that seemed most important to me to evaluate other music players: Quod Libet, Gmusicbrowser, DeaDBeeF, Audacread more
Announcing Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, a $250,000 contest including expert mentorship to spark new ways to connect everyone to the Internet. At Mozilla, we believe the Internet is most powerful when anyone – regardless of gender, income, or geography … Continue reading
openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio announced the latest software packages that landed in the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling release operating system.
In this tutorial, I am going to share how you can build a board with Raspberry Pi and open source software that synchronizes music with lights for less than $20. You can place this board inside a plastic pumpkin decoration, for example, or attach LEDs to props and create spooky displays for Halloween.
In this tutorial I will describe how you can run asynchronous tasks on Linux using Celery an asynchronous task queue manager.
Congatec unveiled the “Conga-B7XD,” one of the first COM Express Type 7 modules, featuring Intel “Broadwell” CPUs, 2x 10GbE Ethernet, and 32x PCI lanes. In early August, Adlink announced the Express-BD7, the first computer-on-module to support PICMG’s server-oriented COM Express Type 7 spec. Type 7 is the first specification of PICMG’s COM Express 3.0 standard.
As expected, KDE announced today, October 13, 2016, the general availability of the second point release of their KDE Applications 16.08 software suite for the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environments.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install a 'MySQL Cluster' on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). MySQL Cluster is a technology to provide high availability for MySQL Databases. It uses NDB (Network DataBase) or NDBCLUSTER as the database storage engine. MySQL Cluster is designed as multi-master ACID architecture with no single point of failure, it uses automatic sharding (partitioning) to scale out read and write processes.
Linux-based smart home hubs continue to rule the home automation world, with the latest products integrating voice assistants and AI analytics.
In this story, "Roblimo" takes us back to 2002, to an open source conference in a country where the common belief was that "nobody knew anything about Linux." Boy, were they in for a surprise.
And finally after 6 months of development, Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak' has been released today. There is definately something new, improved and fixed in this release. Let's see what new has been introduced in Ubuntu 16.10.
Ask people how to find funding for a technology project, and many of them will point to crowdsourcing sites. After all, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the Pebble smartwatch, and even the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer were launched after their inventors collectively raised millions of dollars from contributors. If you happen to have an open source project that you want to get funded, what are some of your options?
I remember an evening, years ago, when I was sitting on the couch watching a movie with some friends. This was in the era of small flip phones, when having a cell phone at all was still a big deal. Many glasses of various beverages littered the coffee table, and my friend Rachel casually tossed her flip phone down as she sat on the couch.It landed right inside a plastic cup full of beer.Everyone just stared in silence for a few seconds, trying to absorb the significance of the moment."Why did you do that?" I asked, naively, breaking the silence.read more
Congatec unveiled the “Conga-B7XD,” one of the first COM Express Type 7 modules, featuring Intel “Broadwell” CPUs, 2x 10GbE Ethernet, and 32x PCI lanes. In early August, Adlink announced the Express-BD7, the first computer-on-module to support PICMG’s server-oriented COM Express Type 7 spec. Type 7 is the first specification of PICMG’s COM Express 3.0 standard. […]
Or 2018 if you're brave. For now, we have a boot screen!VMS Software Inc (VSI), which became the custodian of the venerable OpenVMS in 2014, is getting close to its Holy Grail of running the OS on x86.…
This is the third article in my series about Qubes. In the first twoarticles, I gave an overviewabout what Qubes is and described how toinstall it.
There are lots of different kinds of animation: hand-drawn, stop motion, cut-out, 3D, rotoscoping, pixilation, machinima, ASCII, and probably more. Animation isn't easy, by any means; it's a complex process requiring patience and dedication, but the good news is open source supplies plenty of high-quality animation tools.read more
Fuzzing tool used to test Chrome lands on GitHubFor a while now, Google's Chrome team has had a fuzzing tool to help them find bugs in the browser before bounty hunters do. Now, Mountain View has decided the same techniques can be applied to open source software in general.…
Brian Lunduke reviews elementary OS 0.4 (Loki) -- it's great, but not for him -- and talks with its founder, Daniel Fore, about the best features of the open source operating system.