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Cluster computing with Ansible and Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 12:31:55 PM
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 more

Linux Lite 2.8 Released With Linux Kernel 3.19, BTRFS Support And More?

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 11:05:22 AM
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.

Linux-on-Skylake special: two SBCs and a COM Express

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 09:33:52 AM
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 […]

Steps to Install ownCloud 8.2 on CentOS 7

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 08:02:23 AM
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.

Luca Toma KDE Interview

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 06:30:53 AM
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.

Giving Silos Their Due

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 04:59:24 AM
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.

Tough Android phablet does sensing, scanning, 3G

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 03:27:54 AM
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.

Samsung adds ad blocking to its Android browser

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 01:56:25 AM
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?

Fotoxx 16.02 Open Source Image Editor Released with Cartoon Effect, More

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 12:59:14 AM
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.

How To Set Up The Raspberry PI Zero

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 12:02:03 AM
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 Chrome Will Soon Call out Websites Lacking HTTPS Security

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 11:04:52 PM
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 Patches 13 Flaws in February Android Update

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 10:07:41 PM
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.

Understanding digital signage with Screenly

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 09:10:30 PM
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

Installing Laravel on Ubuntu for Apache

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 08:13:19 PM
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.

Becoming a master of organizational jujutsu

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 07:16:08 PM
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

Google Open Sources Seesaw for Network Load Balancing

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 06:18:57 PM
The latest Google project to go open source, Seesaw, offers a new Linux-based load-balancing solution to datacenters.

Linux Lite 2.8 - Screencast and Screenshots

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 05:21:46 PM
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.

Opera 35 Arrives with Better Downloads Interface, Improved Mute Tabs, More

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 04:24:35 PM
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.

How to monitor OpenFlow messages with packet sniffer

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 03:27:24 PM
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.

Redmond Admits Using Microsoft Supported Windows Is ‘Risky’

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 02:30:13 PM
“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.”

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Putin's New Internet Czar Wants Apple and Google to Pay More Taxes

Microsoft, Google and other U.S. companies “reached the point of no return” when they complied with sanctions over Putin’s annexation of Crimea by halting all business with the peninsula, according to Klimenko. As a result, it’s “inevitable” Russia will switch state networks from Windows to an open-source system based on Linux, a move 22,000 municipal governments are prepared to make immediately, he said. Read more

FOSS Licensing

  • Confused by license compatibility? A new article by Richard Stallman may help
    Richard Stallman has published a new guide on titled License compatibility and relicensing. is home to a whole host of resources on free software licensing, including frequently asked questions about GNU licenses and our list of free software licenses. Our license list contains information on which licenses are compatible with the GNU General Public License as well as a brief description of what it means to be compatible. This latest article by Stallman provides a more in–depth explanation of what compatibility means and the different ways in which it is achieved.
  • The most important part of your project might not even be a line of code
    What is licensing? Why does it matter? Why should you care? There are many reasons that licensing is an important part of a project you are working on. You are taking the time to write code and share it with the world in an open way, such as publishing it on GitHub, Bitbucket, or any number of other code-hosting services. Anyone might stumble across your code and find it useful. Licensing is the way that you can control exactly how someone who finds your code can use it and in what ways.

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