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Open source leaders take the ice bucket challenge

Friday 22nd of August 2014 02:36:19 PM
Leaders from open source companies around the globe are getting involved in the ALS ice bucket challenge. The campaign has gone viral and has raised over $31.5 million dollars. My research led me to BlackDuck Software CEO and CFO who challenged their company to take get involved. They willingly did, then, BlackDuck nominated Acquia, Red Hat, and the Linux Foundation to step up to the plate.read more

How to listen to Internet radio from the command line on Linux

Friday 22nd of August 2014 01:39:08 PM
For those of you system admins and Linux aficionados who spend a great deal of your time in front of Linux screen, do you know that ambient noise from online/local radio station can actually be a productivity booster? Believe or not, it is known that moderate level of ambient sound such as music or chatter […]Continue reading...The post How to listen to Internet radio from the command line on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to live stream video from webcam on Linux How to watch live streaming video from the command line on Linux How to watch free online TV on Linux How to manage your music library from the command line on Linux How to access SoundCloud from the command line in Linux

Android-on-ARM mini-PC draws less than 7W

Friday 22nd of August 2014 12:41:57 PM
Shuttle has introduced an Android 4.2.2 mini-PC with 6.26W consumption, 4GB of flash with SD expansion, plus WiFi, HDMI, GbE, RS232, and four USB ports. Spanish mini-PC vendor Shuttle, which has launched numerous Linux-ready models including the circa-2009, Intel Atom 330 based X27, has moved to Android-on-ARM for its latest “DSA2LS” offering. The mini-PC is […]

Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Claims Its Layoffs Are Because It's Invented A New Way To Buy Patents

Friday 22nd of August 2014 11:44:46 AM
Times are tough for a patent troll, apparently. A year ago, we noted that Intellectual Ventures -- the world's largest patent troll, who brought in billions of dollars by getting companies to pay up a shakedown fee to avoid lawsuits over its giant portfolio of patents (mostly cast off from universities who couldn't find any other buyers) -- was running out of cash. While IV did convince Microsoft and Sony to dump in some more cash, IV's litigation strategy is in shambles. Various lawsuits are dropping like flies without any of the big wins that IV promised.

Researchers create privacy wrapper for Android Web apps

Friday 22nd of August 2014 10:47:35 AM
On a mobile application, users typically have a single choice to protect their privacy: install the application or not.The binary choice has left most users ignoring permission warnings and sacrificing personal data. Most applications aggressively eavesdrop on their users, from monitoring their online habits through the device identifier to tracking their movements in the real world via location information.

How to install PostgreSQL on a CentOS 6 VPS

Friday 22nd of August 2014 09:50:24 AM
This article shows you how to install PostgreSQL on a CentOS 6 VPS. PostgreSQL is a cross-platform object-relational database management system and its primary function is to store data and retrieve it later. It is open source and it is designed for high volume environments.

Raspberry Pi powered juggling performance

Friday 22nd of August 2014 08:53:13 AM
Flashing pins are spinning tens of feet into the air on a pitch dark stage. It's a juggling performance. All of the pins are perfectly synchronized to flash different colors in time to the music. It's part of the magic of theater and a special night out with friends to enjoy a distraction from daily life. Part of the magic—and why it's called magic—is that the audience doesn't know how these secrets are made backstage.

How to install NodeJS, Bower and Gulp on a CentOS 7 VPS

Friday 22nd of August 2014 07:56:02 AM
The following article will guide you through the steps of installing NodeJS, Bower and Gulp on a CentOS 7 VPS.

Android in-dash IVI device revs up in India

Friday 22nd of August 2014 06:58:51 AM
MapmyIndia released an Android-based IVI and navigation system called the IceNav 701 with a dual-core processor, a 6.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, and NaviMap. With Indian navigation technology firm MapmyIndia releasing the IceNav 701, Android continues its quiet push into in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). Other Android-based systems we’ve seen include Renault’s R-Link, Clarion Malaysia’s AX1, and Malaysia-based Proton’s Suprima S, among others.

Counting and listing hard links on Linux

Friday 22nd of August 2014 06:01:40 AM
A hard link is actually nothing more than a regular directory entry, which in turn can be seen as a pointer to the actual file’s data on the disk. The cool thing about hard-links is that a file can be stored once on the disk, and be linked to multiple times, from different locations/entries, without requiring to allocate extra disk space for each file instance.

How To Quickly Get A List Of All Applications Installed On Your UNIX/Linux Machines

Friday 22nd of August 2014 05:04:29 AM
How to quickly get list of all applications installed on your UNIX/Linux machinesIn this tutorial I[he]#039[/he]ll try to present how to quickly get the list of all applications installed on UNIX/Linux hosts. The procedure applies to the most popular UNIX/Linux distributions but is also applicable to windows hosts and some other hardware (e.g. firmware version on routers etc.). The procedure could help you track your software inventory and get notifications whenever users install/uninstall applications on their machines.

Eltechs Debuts x86 Crossover Platform for ARM Tablets, Mini-PCs

Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:07:18 AM
ExaGear Desktop from Eltechs promises compatibility between open source x86 and ARM platforms using virtualization, at speeds much greater than QEMU's.

Rugged mini-PCs have four gigabit ports, run Ubuntu

Friday 22nd of August 2014 03:10:07 AM
Stealth.com has launched four rugged mini-PCs based on 3rd Gen. Intel Core CPUs, featuring four gigabit ports, Ubuntu, and optional PCI and PCIe expansion. The four new LPC480x models are the latest members of the Little PC family of mini-PCs from Stealth.com (formerly Stealth Computer), which include the circa-2011, Intel Atom D525 based LPC-125LPM. The company sells about 50 different LPC models available with Windows or Ubuntu Linux. The systems are designed for embedded control, digital signs, kiosks, mobile navigation, thin-clients, POS, and Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications.

Docker Founder Explains What Docker is all About

Friday 22nd of August 2014 02:12:56 AM
Just over a year ago, Solomon Hykes created the open-source Docker project. Since then Docker has exploded in both popularity and hype. In a keynote session at the LinuxCon conference, Hykes explained why the hype is both a blessing and a curse

Citrix and Google partner to bring native enterprise features to Chromebooks

Friday 22nd of August 2014 01:15:45 AM
Chromebooks are making inroads into the education sector, and a push is coming for the enterprise with new native Chrome capabilities from Citrix.

Ken Starks to Keynote At Ohio LinuxFest

Friday 22nd of August 2014 12:18:34 AM
Everyone who submits a kernel patch, everyone who writes a system call to fix a broken link, everyone who answers a question in a Linux forum, everyone who creates the artwork that makes desktop Linux shine…at the end of that line we, as users, are direct beneficiaries of those efforts. I visualize this as a river, rolling along and adding things as it makes its way to ultimately empty into a much larger sea. A sea of knowledge that wouldn’t exist without the river; a sea of knowledge from which we benefit.

Building Cars With Crowdsourced Intelligence #linuxcon

Thursday 21st of August 2014 11:21:23 PM
CHICAGO—When Jay Rogers left the U.S. Marine Corps in 2004, he made a promise to his fallen soldier friends that he would go out into the world and make a difference. Speaking at the LinuxCon conference here, Rogers detailed how he has delivered on that promise with Local Motors, a startup that is set to enable a new era of automobiles.

Another great experience in Fedora bug reporting: Wine font fix solves my web-browsing problem

Thursday 21st of August 2014 10:24:12 PM
Fedora‘s motto is “Freedom. Friends. Features. First.” I’m here to tell you Fedora lives up to that billing. Why do I say this now? I’ve just had another positive experience with Fedora, this time in finding a bug in my system, adding my information to an existing bug report and now seeing updated packages pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repositories and onto my system, where the problem has been fixed.

Beer and open source with Untappd

Thursday 21st of August 2014 09:27:01 PM
Greg Avola loves beer and coding. He loves beer so much that he made an app, Untappd, where users track their favorite brews. He loves coding so much that he wrote a book about mobile web development. According to him, if it weren't for open source software, his app—and the projects of many other developers—simply wouldn't exist.

How to sniff HTTP traffic from the command line on Linux

Thursday 21st of August 2014 08:36:20 PM
Suppose you want to sniff live HTTP web traffic (i.e., HTTP requests and responses) on the wire for some reason. For example, you may be testing experimental features of a web server. Or you may be debugging a web application or a RESTful service. Or you may be trying to troubleshoot PAC (proxy auto config) […]Continue reading...The post How to sniff HTTP traffic from the command line on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to configure Nagios for audio alerts and mobile notifications How to monitor common services with Nagios How to set up RainLoop webmail in Ubuntu server How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server

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