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In this brief video introduction, I'll walk you through the basics of Ansible using a cluster of six Raspberry Pi 2 model B computers. The video begins with the basics—like installation and telling Ansible about your servers—then shows how you can manage your infrastructure with playbooks.read more
Linux Lite known is a simple, sleek and stable Linux distribution based on Ubuntu's Long Term Support (LTS) releases. Linux Lite is especially for Windows users. It aims to fulfill everyday computing needs by providing the complete set of applications. Jerry Bezencon and the team recently announced Linux Lite 2.8, the final release of 2.0 series. Let's see what is new in this release.
Avalue unveiled 5.25- and 3.5-inch SBCs, plus a COM Express Type 6 Basic module, based on Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” Core processors. Avalue’s 5.25-inch EBM-SKLU SBC, 3.5-inch ECM-SKLH SBC, and ESM-SKLH COM Express Type 6 Basic module continue the gradual shift among embedded vendors to Intel’s latest 14nm Skylake platform. So far we’ve mostly seen […]
ownCloud is an open source software which allows us to set up our private ‘file-hosting’ cloud or we can say ‘cloud storage’ over the network.
Google Code In is our annual project to give tasks to school pupils to contribute to KDE projects. One task this year is to write a Dot article and top Code In student Stanford L has interviewed WikiToLearn contributor and Sysadmin Luca Toma.
Two things I got way wrong, way back. One was Linux on the Desktop (LOTD). The second thing I got wrong: expecting the world to prefer flat, distributed, open and free technology ecosystems over silo'd centralized, closed and proprietary ones.
Aaeon’s rugged “RTC-600A” handheld runs Android on a TI OMAP4470, and provides a 5.7-inch screen, 8-hour battery, and wireless, sensor, and scanner features. Aaeon calls the RTC-600A a “rugged tablet handheld,” but it’s a pipsqueak compared to Aaeon’s ruggedized, 10.1-inch RTC-900R.
Also in today's open source roundup: Removing the Facebook app can help boost your Android device's battery life by up to 20 percent. And is Linux Mint better than Ubuntu?
Michael Cornelison informs us about the general availability of the February maintenance release of his open source image editor software Fotoxx for all GNU/Linux operating systems.
The Raspberry PI Zero was released with much fanfare a few months ago because of the incredibly low price point but I wonder how many people still have theirs in a desk drawer or attached to the MagPI magazine. The Raspberry PI Zero has some challenges associated with it such as connecting it to the internet. This guide shows you what you need, how to connect all the cables and how to install the operating system.
Google's Chrome browser will soon inform users prominently about possible data security and privacy risks when a website does not have HTTPS encryption.
Google has come out with its second security patch update for Android in 2016, this time patching 13 vulnerabilities in the mobile device operating system. Five of the vulnerabilities are rated by Google as having critical severity.
The disruptive power of the Raspberry Pi gave Viktor Petersson the opportunity to launch a low-cost solution to the problem of effectively driving multiple screens
Laravel is a very popular open source PHP framework aimed at easy development of applications. If you are looking for a new PHP framework to try, you should give Laravel a try.The following guide will allow you to run Laravel on a Ubuntu 15.10 based Apache server.
One of the most difficult questions I get about open organizations comes from readers working at large companies with deep, rich histories. "I understand how you grew your culture at Red Hat," they tell me, "and I understand how open source communities can function the way you describe, but I work in a place with an entirely different structure and culture. How do I begin to catalyze the kinds of change you're describing?"read more
The latest Google project to go open source, Seesaw, offers a new Linux-based load-balancing solution to datacenters.
Linux Lite 2.8 Final is now available for download. The star of this release is the inclusion of the hardware enablement stack 3.19 based kernel offering greater hardware support. We've also included a host of new features including, Btrfs support during install, the help manual is now accessible from the desktop, Hulu now works out of the box, and the usual compliment of community suggestions and bug fixes.
A new Opera stable release is now out, and the developers have introduced a number of new features that are going to be enjoyed by the community.
OpenFlow was initially introduced in the academia as a way to enable innovation on production networks which had traditionally been built with close and proprietary networking hardware. OpenFlow offloads the high-level routing/forwarding decisions (control plane) from networking devices such as switches, and moves the control plane on to a separate controller. The networking devices then simply forward traffic, as instructed by the external OpenFlow controller. It is the OpenFlow protocol that is used by the OpenFlow controller to program the networking devices.
“And so, as we are pushing our ISV [Independent Software Vendor] and hardware partners to build great new stuff that takes advantage of Windows 10 that obviously makes the old stuff really bad and not to mention viruses and security problems.”