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Linus Torvalds Says Linux 5.0 Comes in 2019, Kicks Off Development of Linux 4.20

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 02:13:12 PM
Linus Torvalds is back from a short vacation to rethink his strategy as the leader of the development of the Linux kernel, and kicked off a new development cycle for the next 6 weeks, this time for Linux kernel 4.20.

We love Kubernetes, but it's playing catch-up with our Service Fabric, says Microsoft Azure exec

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 12:58:52 PM
Jason Zander on cloud native, Red Hat, and figuring out open sourceInterview A curious feature of Microsoft's cloud platform is that it has two fundamentally different platforms for microservices. One is based on the homegrown Service Fabric, while the other is orchestrated by the Google-originated Kubernetes, available on Azure through the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Both are open source.…

KDE Plasma 5.15 Will Make It Easier to Apply Updates, Improve Kickoff App Menu

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 11:44:31 AM
After revealing the first set of new features and improvements coming to the KDE Plasma 5.15 desktop environment, due for release in early December, KDE developer Nate Graham published a new installation of his "This Week in Usability & Productivity" report with more details about KDE Plasma 5.15's changes.

Compact embedded PC has three PoE-ready GbE ports

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 10:30:11 AM
EFCO’s fanless “SmartSL Plus” embedded box computer is built around a Intel Bay Trail based Congatec Qseven module. The system features 3x GbE ports with PoE, mini-PCIe and mSATA, dual displays, and isolated GPIO. EFCO’s compact SmartSL Plus embedded computer has begun sampling at $450 and up, targeting machine vision, video, AOI, test [he] measurement..........

In Groundbreaking Decision, Feds Say Hacking DRM to Fix Your Electronics Is Legal

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 09:15:51 AM
The Librarian of Congress and US Copyright Office just proposed new rules that will give consumers and independent repair experts wide latitude to legally hack embedded software on their devices in order to repair or maintain them. This exemption to copyright law will apply to smartphones, tractors, cars, smart home appliances, and many other devices.

Machine learning Python hacks, creepy Linux commands, Thelio, Podman, and more

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 08:01:30 AM
I[he]#039[/he]m filling in again for this weeks top 10 while Rikki Endsley is recovering from LISA 18 held last week in Nashville, Tennessee. We[he]#039[/he]re starting to gather articles for our 4th annual Open Source Yearbook, get your proposals in soon. Enjoy this weeks[he]#039[/he] top 10.

vi intro -- the cheat sheet method

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 06:47:10 AM
This tutorial shows how to use vi, a powerful visual editor. Using an accelerated cheat sheet method, this tutorial aims to make you a proficient vi user without requiring a huge time commitment. You will quickly learn how to move around, edit text, use insert mode, copy and paste text, and use important vim extensions like visual mode and multi-window editing.

Web pioneer wants new 'contract' for internet

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 05:32:50 AM
The inventor of the worldwide web, Tim Berners-Lee, on Monday announced plans for a "contract" to ensure the internet remains "safe and accessible" for all.

HashiCorp's Cloud Tools Fuel $100 Million Funding Round

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 04:18:30 AM
While the big story last week was the $33 billion IBM shelled out to take Red Hat under its wing, another open source company was busy attracting investor interest as well. On Thursday, the six-year-old open source startup, HashiCorp, whose cloud tools are popular with DevOps, announced it has raised $100 million in Series D funding.

Wonderwall: Cool Wallpaper Program For Linux

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 03:15:36 AM
Wonderwall is a snap app cool wallpaper program for Unity and GNOME Desktop Environment. Its simplistic user interface allows the user to easily browse, download and install wallpapers on his Ubuntu desktop. The program provides high-resolution images which are suitable for modern widescreen monitors. However, it is still in its infancy so certain features are still buggy but not critical enough to negatively impact the program's functionality.

How to Work with Git and GitHub

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 02:12:42 AM
Enterprises of all sizes are reporting dramatic and widening skills gaps in Linux and open source skills. Meanwhile, Linux tops the list as the most in-demand open source skill, according to the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report. In this article series, we are taking a closer look at one of the best new ways to gain open source and Linux fluency: the Introduction to Open Source Software Development, Git and Linux training course from The Linux Foundation.

Commandline quick tips: How to locate a file

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 01:09:48 AM
We all have files on our computers — documents, photos, source code, you name it. So many of them. Definitely more than I can remember. And if not challenging, it might be time consuming to find the right one you’re looking for. In this post, we’ll have a look at how to make sense of […]

Introductory Go Programming Tutorial - Part 1: An Overview of the Core Language

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 12:06:54 AM
An introductory overview of the Go Programming Language. This article will help you understand what Go is about and why it's rapidly increasing in popularity. It is also a simple tutorial that will help you get started writing software in Go.

OPNids Integrates Machine Learning Into Open Source Suricata IDS

Monday 5th of November 2018 10:52:34 PM
New open source project gets underway integrating the Suricata Intrusion Detection System (IDS) with the DragonFly Machine Learning Engine, which uses a streaming data analytics model to help make decisions.

OPNids Integrates Machine Learning Into Open Source Suricata IDS

Monday 5th of November 2018 10:52:34 PM
New open source project gets underway integrating the Suricata Intrusion Detection System (IDS) with the DragonFly Machine Learning Engine, which uses a streaming data analytics model to help make decisions.

How to manage storage on Linux with LVM

Monday 5th of November 2018 09:38:14 PM
Logical Volume Manager (LVM) is a software-based RAID-like system that lets you create "pools" of storage and add hard drive space to those pools as needed. There are lots of reasons to use it, especially in a data center or any place where storage requirements change over time. Many Linux distributions use it by default for desktop installations, though, because users find the flexibility convenient and there are some built-in encryption features that the LVM structure simplifies.read more

The Steam for Linux limited beta was six years ago, where's the cake?

Monday 5th of November 2018 08:23:53 PM
Six years ago (yes really!) Valve announced the Steam for Linux beta for a limited amount of interested gamers.

How to Install Passbolt Self-Hosted Password Manager on CentOS 7

Monday 5th of November 2018 07:09:33 PM
Passbolt is a free and open source password manager for teams. It allows team members to store and share credentials/password securely. Passbolt is created with PHP and can be run under the LEMP stack or run as docker container.

How to Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Monday 5th of November 2018 05:55:13 PM
VirtualBox is a free and open source, cross-platform, software for creating, running and managing virtual machines on your system. In this article, we will explain how you can install VirtualBox on your Ubuntu system through the UI and the command line.

Introducing pydbgen: A random dataframe/database table generator

Monday 5th of November 2018 04:40:53 PM
When you start learning data science, often your biggest worry is not the algorithms or techniques but getting access to raw data. While there are many high-quality, real-life datasets available on the web for trying out cool machine learning techniques, I've found that the same is not true when it comes to learning SQL.read more

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Google Shows Off New Android Dev Tools

After years of teasing and speculation, it finally looks as though foldable screen smartphones are headed to market. Google's dev announcement followed closely on the heels of Samsung's announcement at its own developer conference of a folding phone/tablet prototype with Infinity Flex Display. The Android tools will take advantage of the new display technology, which literally bends and folds, noted Stephanie Cuthbertson, director of product management at Google. The technology is based on two variations of screen design: two-screen devices and one-screen devices. Read more

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