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Wiznote An Evernote Alternative & Linux Note Taking App

Monday 20th of June 2016 08:37:59 PM
Since Evernote client is not available for Linux, Linux users always search for an Evernote alternative. Today we have come up with Wiznote, a note taking app that is available for all major platforms including Linux. Wiznote is developed by Wozhi Tech Beijing Co. Ltd. a team of 20 developers. It allows to take, edit and view notes and collaborate with your team members. Let's see more about Wiznote and how to install it in Linux.

Home Assistant: The Python Approach to Home Automation [Video]

Monday 20th of June 2016 07:40:48 PM
Several home automation platforms support Python as an extension, but if you’re a real Python fiend, you’ll probably want Home Assistant, which places the programming language front and center.

Handy 2.5 Screenshot Tour

Monday 20th of June 2016 06:43:37 PM
Update the base to Debian 8.5. Update Firefox to version 47. Setting up a service hosting images. Everything is hosted on servers controlled by HandyLinux to avoid some risky images on other services. Update Thunar custom actions. Update Handysoft by Thuban (mainly bug fixes and better management of search). Added translations for Handysoft by the distribution Emmabunt's. Added Xfwm4 theme (window borders). Bug fix of DNS unbound priority.

Open source cross-platform development methods and tools

Monday 20th of June 2016 05:46:26 PM
This is an article I've been wanting to sit down and write for a few years now. I first started developing software in the late '90s and got myself a Borland C++ compiler, which I quickly realized was only really going to work on Windows. I made a few small command-line applications at first and then started experimenting with graphical applications. I loved the creative process, but was disappointed by many of the tools. At the time, I didn't really move beyond adapting simple examples.read more

Scientific Audio Processing, Part II - How to make basic Mathematical Signal Processing in Audio files using Ubuntu with Octave 4.0

Monday 20th of June 2016 04:49:15 PM
In this tutorial, we will see how we can do additions to signals, multiplying signals (modulation), and applying some basic mathematical functions to see their effect on the original signal.

SourceForge Seeks a Return to Relevancy

Monday 20th of June 2016 03:52:04 PM
The new owners of SourceForge, once the primary code repository for open source projects, work to make good on a promise to restore a reputation that was tarnished by its former owners.

Zenwalk 8.0 Is Just Around the Corner, Final Release Candidate Out for Testing

Monday 20th of June 2016 02:49:10 PM
Zenwalk developer Jean-Philippe Guillemin has informed users of the Slackware-based operating system that the final Release Candidate (RC) milestone of the upcoming Zenwalk 8.0 release is now available for public testing.

Snap become Universal packages for Linux Distributions

Monday 20th of June 2016 01:46:16 PM
Snap become Universal packages for Linux Distributions

How PHPeople stay connected and have fun

Monday 20th of June 2016 12:43:22 PM
Why would you spend your free time contributing to open source, especially in the PHP community? Doesn't it seem boring to spend hours every week, or sometimes hours every day putting your time into a project, or into community work? Well, my answer is no! There are endless reasons why it is so much fun to be part of a community, and how we keep each other entertained to keep the sparks lit up in an open source community.read more

Oracle Releases Third Beta of VirtualBox 5.1 with 64-bit Solaris and Qt5 Fixes

Monday 20th of June 2016 11:40:28 AM
Simon Coter, Principal Product Manager Oracle VM and VirtualBox, has announced the release of the third Beta build of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.1 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software.

Monitor Linux With Netdata

Monday 20th of June 2016 10:37:34 AM
Netdata is a real-time resource monitoring tool with a friendly web front-end developed and maintained by FireHOL. With this tool, you can read charts representing resource utilization of things like CPUs, RAM, disks, network, Apache, Postfix and more. It is... Continue Reading →

'Hidden' data found in 92% of interactions with UK companies

Monday 20th of June 2016 09:28:02 AM
With the EU's GDPR coming into effect in under two years, ignorance of ‘hidden' data could result in monstrous fines for UK companies, according to new research from Ground Labs. That research adds that such ignorance could increase risks of identity fraud with the billions of personal information residing on PCs, servers and mobile devices.

Free culture in an expensive world

Monday 20th of June 2016 07:33:40 AM
In this interview I talk with Shauna Gordon-McKeon about her involvement in the free software and free culture communities, her day job, and her upcoming talk Free culture in an expensive world.

Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 1

Monday 20th of June 2016 05:39:18 AM
A fundamental design feature of Unix-like operating systems is that many of a system’s resources are accessible via the filesystem, as a file. For example the “procfs” pseudo-filesystem offers us access to all kinds of valuable treasures. In this series of articles, I’ll provide an overview of your system processes, explain how to use the “ps” command, and much more.

Making a Case for Security Analytics

Monday 20th of June 2016 03:44:56 AM
The impact of a data breach has more significant consequences than ever before, costing organizations between $400 to $500 billion a year, partly due to the expansion of the Internet of Things and the evolving creativity of cyber criminals in today's complex threat landscape.

RDO Triple0 QuickStart HA Setup - Work in progress

Monday 20th of June 2016 01:50:34 AM
This post follows up https://www.linux.com/blog/rdo-triple0-quickstart-ha-setup-intel-core-i7-4790-desktop In meantime undercloud-install,undercloud-post-install (openstack undercloud install, openstack overcloud image upload ) are supposed to be performed during original run `bash quickstart.sh --config ./ha.yml $VIRTHOST` . Neutron networks deployment on undercloud and HA Server's configuration has been significantly rebuilt during during the last weeks.

Want to benchmark Dota 2 on Linux? Here's how to do it

Sunday 19th of June 2016 11:56:12 PM
For those of you who aren't sure how to benchmark Dota 2 on Linux, here's a small guide. It frustrated me there wasn't one, so after getting help I'm sharing it with you all.

Rumors of COBOL's demise have been greatly exaggerated: Meet GnuCOBOL

Sunday 19th of June 2016 10:01:50 PM
A recent article on Slashdot points out with some chagrin that the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Veterans Affairs in the United States still use COBOL, originally invented in 1959, based on work by the late Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. The implication is—and has been for some years in the IT community—that COBOL is a completely dead language. Not so!read more

Dockercon 16 Descends on Seattle

Sunday 19th of June 2016 08:07:28 PM
Dockercon 16 kicks off with the opening of the show floor at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle today as those who love Docker, those who are curious about Docker, those looking to learn and those looking to profit from Docker, assemble.

Arthur Buliva: How do you Fedora?

Sunday 19th of June 2016 06:13:06 PM
We recently interviewed Arthur Boliva on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine in which we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. If you are interested in being... Continue Reading →

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Linux Devices

  • MediaTek Announces An Interesting Deca-Core ARM Dev Board
    The folks at MediaTek in Hsinchu announced the Helio X20 Development Board today as the first development board using a tri-cluster, deca-core design. As implied by the name, this developer board is using the Helio X20 SoC, which features a tri-cluster CPU architecture and ten processing cores: two Cortex-A72 at 2.3GHz, four Cortex-A53 cores @ 2.0GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.4GHz. Depending upon system load, the relevant/needed cores will power up. The X20 uses ARM's Mali graphics, supports 2 x LPDDR3 POP memory, and has integrated 802.11ac WiFi.
  • Voice control your embedded systems with 20 lines of software code
    Speech recognition software technology provider Sensory is offering TrulyHandsfree SDK to embed voice enabled functions in your embedded systems software. TrulyHandsfree SDK supports fixed triggers, user enrolled triggers and commands phrase spotting technology.
  • No SSD Storage On Raspberry Pi 3? Try MinnowMax Turbot Board
    The fact that you can not use an SSD storage device with the Raspberry Pi is a huge drawback. Devices that use the Raspberry pie consume a lot of storage. Devices like drones etc could use the onboard SSD storage. Too bad that the Raspberry pi 3 does not support it. But no worries have you head of the MinnowMax Turbot board?

Server Administration

  • Why Container Skills Aren't a Priority in Hiring Open Source Pros (Yet)
    It should come as no surprise that open source training and hiring is typically predicated on what skills are trending in tech. As an example, Big Data, cloud and security are three of the most in-demand skillsets today, which explains why more and more open source professionals look to develop these particular skillsets and why these professionals are amongst the most sought after. One skillset that employers have not found as useful as professionals is container management.
  • All Hail the New Docker Swarm
    Unfortunately, I’m not able to attend DockerCon US this year, but I will be keeping up with the announcements. As part of the Docker Captains program, I was given a preview of Docker 1.12 including the new Swarm integration which is Docker’s native clustering/orchestration solution (also known as SwarmKit, but that’s really the repo/library name). And it’s certainly a big change. In this post I’ll try to highlight the changes and why they’re important.
  • Apache Spark Creator Matei Zaharia Describes Structured Streaming in Spark 2.0 [Video]
    Apache Spark has been an integral part of Mesos from its inception. Spark is one of the most widely used big data processing systems for clusters. Matei Zaharia, the CTO of Databricks and creator of Spark, talked about Spark's advanced data analysis power and new features in its upcoming 2.0 release in his MesosCon 2016 keynote.

The heartbeat of open source projects can be heard with GitHub data

GitHub released charts last week that tell a story about the heartbeat of a few open source, giving insights into activity, productivity and collaboration of software development. Why are these important? Enterprises increasingly define software development as a top priority to gain competitive advantage or defend against disruption. They often turn to open source software because it is fast and agile. Enterprise IT decision makers should understand GitHub because it is the backbone of most open source projects. Read more

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Lorenzo Paglia

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems, including its Linux Certification Program. This program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills. To illustrate how well these certifications prepare you for the real world, this series features some of those who have recently passed the certification exams. These testimonials should help you decide if either the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) or the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) certification is right for you. In this installment, we talk with LFCS Lorenzo Paglia. Read more