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Open source RF signal generator features WiFi

Monday 12th of June 2017 11:38:27 PM
An Arduino-Due based “ERASynth” RF signal generator starts at $499, and offers WiFi and a multiloop integer-N PLL for better performance and reduced noise. Istanbul, Turkey based startup ERA Instruments has successfully funded its open spec ERASynth RF signal generator on Crowd Supply, having raised over $30,000. The ERASynth offers some features found on much […]

3 Easy Ways To Create Or Extend Swap Space In Linux

Monday 12th of June 2017 10:12:40 PM
Swap is space on a disk that is reserved to be used as virtual memory when the amount of physical memory (RAM-random access memory) is full.

Virtualization – libvirt GUI

Monday 12th of June 2017 08:46:54 PM
If you have read my article on libvirt you may have noticed it was all command-line. In this article we will look at the use of a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to manage the installation and removal of Virtual Clients (VC).

Pandora’s Box on Linux

Monday 12th of June 2017 07:21:08 PM
For those of you who may remember the puzzle game by Microsoft, as shown in Figure 1, you may be thinking “No way!”. The game will work in a round about way along with other classics from the time. The problem with Pandora’s Box is that Microsoft wrote the game specifically for the Pentium processor. Because of the specific code most people cannot play it anymore since Pentium systems are so obsolete. In this article you can run Pandora’s Box once again on nearly any newer system with Linux.

It's the ecosystem, stupid

Monday 12th of June 2017 05:55:22 PM
I've been writing for a while on topics related to product and supply chain management in the context of open source communities, and I've noticed a few consistent themes in my articles and blog posts. Most notable is the call for companies to move from the "not invented here" syndrome to a more externally focused view. After all, if so much innovation is taking place in open source projects, why not take advantage of it to the fullest extent possible? You can see this theme manifested in the following ways:read more

Learn all about VimL Programming And Vim with Free Books

Monday 12th of June 2017 04:29:35 PM
VimL is a powerful scripting language of the Vim editor. You can use this dynamic, imperative language to design new tools, automate tasks, and redefine existing features of Vim. At an entry level, writing VimL consists of editing the vimrc file. Users can mould Vim to their personal preferences. But the language offers so much more; writing complete plugins that transform the editor. Learning VimL also helps improve your efficiency in every day editing.

Inkscape moves from Launchpad to GitLab

Monday 12th of June 2017 03:03:49 PM
On Saturday, Inkscape made its move from Launchpad after a year or more of planning and reviewing different platforms as well as determining how to convert the codebase for each possible choice with the minimal amount of data loss factored in.

Getting started with Go

Monday 12th of June 2017 10:26:24 AM
From Reddit to Red Hat, Go is in charge of critical systems across the web. Go is also a notable member of an emerging generation of languages."A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam." —Frederik Pohlread more

Parrot Security OS Ethical Hacking Distro Considers Ditching Debian for Devuan

Monday 12th of June 2017 09:00:37 AM
The development team behind the Parrot Security OS ethical hacking and security-oriented GNU/Linux distribution announced that they are considering a possible switch from Debian GNU/Linux to Devuan GNU/Linux as the base of the OS.

Lay down some audio tracks with Qtractor

Monday 12th of June 2017 07:34:51 AM
Whether you're an aspiring or accomplished musician, a volunteer roadie, or an experienced audio engineer, you'll be glad to hear that there are many options for making music with open source. This month, I want to introduce you to the sequencer that I use for my audio work, whether it's mixing soundtracks for short films or making music with my band or for myself: Qtractor.read more

FreeBSD-Based TrueOS Gets New Stable Update, Adds Lumina Desktop 1.2.2, More

Monday 12th of June 2017 04:53:23 AM
A new stable update of TrueOS has been published recently as a significant step forward for the FreeBSD-based operating system by adding new functionality and updating many of the core components.

Raspberry Pi devices transformed into cryptocurrency miners by Linux malware

Monday 12th of June 2017 02:01:50 AM
The words "Linux" and "malware" don’t tend to belong in the same sentence, but a new strain called Linux.MulDrop.14 is infecting Raspberry Pi devices. Infected machines are used to mine cryptocurrency for the malware's author, and it take advantage of poor security to generate money from nothing.

KXStudio 14.04.5 Linux Distribution Released for Professional Audio Production

Sunday 11th of June 2017 11:10:17 PM
KXStudio, an open-source, free, user-friendly and easy-to-use GNU/Linux distribution optimized for professional audio production, has been updated to version 14.04.5, based on Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (Trusty Tahr).

Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 4.4.0 OS Debuts with Chrome 58 and Firefox 52.1.2 ESR

Sunday 11th of June 2017 08:18:44 PM
Porteus Solutions' Tomasz Jokiel is pleased to announce the release of a new maintenance update for the Gentoo-based Porteus Kiosk operating system designed for deployment on public access computers.

Code as Art

Sunday 11th of June 2017 05:15:13 PM
Art is everywhere, and while I don't consider myself an artist, I do consider code to be artistic even to look at. Some code is structured and clean while other code flows freely like thought (sometimes good .... sometimes not so good). So as usual I took a bunch of pretty screenshots of various code using different color schemes and varying backgrounds. Call it a whim project as I have far too much time lately doing productive things.

Debian-Based antiX MX-16.1 Distro Introduces Experimental Encrypted Home Folders

Sunday 11th of June 2017 01:33:51 PM
The development team behind the Debian-based antiX MX GNU/Linux distribution announced the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the antiX MX-16 "Metamorphosis" series.

Encryption leaves authorities 'not in a good place': Former US intelligence chief

Sunday 11th of June 2017 10:25:10 AM
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said there needs to be a form of encryption developed that protects privacy, but one that authorities can access.

Wine 2.10 Release Introduces an Initial Version of the Android Graphics Driver

Sunday 11th of June 2017 08:30:48 AM
Coming two weeks after the release of Wine 2.9, which improved support for many Windows games and apps, including The Witcher 3 and Need for Speed: The Run, Wine 2.10 launches with even more improvements and new features.

AdaCore's GNAT Pro, CodePeer, QGen and SPARK Pro

Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:36:26 AM
AdaCore recently announced the concurrent annual release of four flagshipproducts in its portfolio of software development and verificationtools for mission-critical, safety-critical and security-criticalsystems. These include version 17.1 of GNAT Pro, CodePeer, QGen and SPARKPro.

This Week in Open Source News: Toyota Picks AGL for 2018 Camry, Raspberry Pi Vulnerability & More

Sunday 11th of June 2017 04:42:04 AM
This week in open source and Linux news, Toyota's 2018 Camry to feature Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) infotainment system, older Raspberry Pis risk vulnerability without updating, and more.

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Vulkan vs. OpenGL With The Radeon RX 470 On An Intel Xeon

Here is some more complementary data to this week's Vulkan vs. OpenGL On Linux With Core i5, Core i7, Ryzen 7. With having the Intel Xeon Skylake + Radeon RX 470 box powered up yesterday/today with the latest Linux 4.12 + Mesa 17.2-dev stack for the new Mesa KHR_no_error testing, afterwards I kicked off some fresh benchmarks with that system for OpenGL vs. Vulkan using the Phoronix Test Suite. Read more

That OpenSUSE Tablet So Far Is A Dud

Remember that "openSUSE Tablet" last year that was seeking crowd-funding and even advertised by the openSUSE crew for being a Linux tablet as cheap as $200 USD? Sadly, it's not a reality while the company still appears to be formulating something. Read more

No-frills networking appliance runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Win Enterprises unveiled a “PL-81210” networking appliance that runs Linux on a dual-core Atom x5-E3930, and offers mini-PCIe, mSATA, and up to 4x GbE. Win Enterprises has launched a low-end networking appliance with three or four Gigabit Ethernet ports, a WAN port, and mini-PCIe expansion. The fanless, PL-81210 runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4 on a dual-core Intel Atom x5-E3930 from the most recent Apollo Lake generation. Read more

Manjaro 17.0.1 Gellivara (Che Guevara) - Pretty decent

It is time to arch our backs and explore the distroverse some more. That's a horrible pun, I admit, so I'll chase to the cut. Manjaro. It's a nerdy operating system, powered by sacrificial goats, curdled blood, enthusiasm, and heaploads of nerdiness. But then, over the years, it has slowly grown on me, becoming almost usable on a daily basis. A new version is out, carrying the numerical identifier 17.0.1, and there are several desktop flavors available. In order to test the progress and change in Manjaro, I decided to continue with the Xfce version, and so we can compare to previous editions. Now, the system has a rolling update nature, so I could have just upgraded the installed instance on my Lenovo G50 box, but I decided to go for a full, fresh experience. We commence. Read more