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Automate your home with openHAB

Friday 22nd of April 2016 12:44:41 PM
Jason Baker's recent article on open source home automation tools landed in my RSS feed, and because I recently bought a new home, and am interested in automating some things—or lots of things, really—I read with great interest. In the process, I learned about openHAB, and I was hooked right away. I picked openHAB for my own experimentation because of my slight familiarity with Java.read more

Linux-Based NAS Solution Rockstor Adds Support for Network Teaming and Bonding

Friday 22nd of April 2016 10:48:18 AM
Suman Chakravartula informs us about the availability for download of a new version of his Rockstor 3.8 Linux-based NAS (Network-attached storage) solution, version 3.8-13.

Xubuntu 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Friday 22nd of April 2016 09:39:41 AM
The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 16.04. Xubuntu 16.04 is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release and will be supported for 3 years. The final release images are available as Torrents and direct downloads from http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/. As the main server will be very busy in the first few days after release, we recommend using the Torrents wherever possible.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS arrives today complete with forbidden ZFS

Friday 22nd of April 2016 08:31:03 AM
The Xenial Xerus want to get cloudy, but first let battle be joined in GPL hell! Canonical will today (April 21st) launch version 16.04 of its Ubuntu Linux distribution, Xenial Xerus, the new long-term-support version of project.…

Ubuntu Server 16.04 Ships with LXD 2.0, OpenStack Mitaka & IBM LinuxONE Support

Friday 22nd of April 2016 07:22:26 AM
Canonical has launched the Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" release as the sixth LTS version of the Linux kernel-based operating system for both desktops and servers.

Upgrade Zabbix 3.0 LTS from 2.4 (Network Monitoring Tool) on Linux

Friday 22nd of April 2016 06:13:49 AM
Zabbix is an enterprise level monitoring tool which monitors the entire IT infrastructure such as server, network and devices. Zabbix is completely an opensource and its currently supporting all major Linux distribution like Debian, Ubuntu & CentOS.

News: Linux Top 3: KaOS 2016.04, TurnKey 14.1 and pfSense 2.3

Friday 22nd of April 2016 05:05:12 AM
Ubuntu isn't the only distro out with a new update.

Microsoft headhunters seek Linux folk for secret open source unit

Friday 22nd of April 2016 03:56:35 AM
Recruiters target penguinistas for Azure sales joy. Exclusive Microsoft is recruiting from open-sourcers to build a unit apparently selling open-source wares on its Azure cloud.

Mozilla Firefox Web Browser to Be Available as a Snap Package for Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 22nd of April 2016 02:47:58 AM
Mozilla today announced the availability of future releases of their popular Firefox web browser in the snap package format for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Dell and Red Hat Expand Cloud Partnership with New OpenStack Offering

Friday 22nd of April 2016 01:39:21 AM
Dell Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Version 5 adds an enterprise-focused, integrated open source cloud offering that expands channel momentum between Dell, Red Hat and Intel.

Install 4images Gallery on Ubuntu

Friday 22nd of April 2016 12:30:44 AM
4images Gallery is an image gallery management system. It is written in PHP and uses MySQL database to store its data. 4images Gallery is free for private and non-commercial use.

Ubuntu Linux 16.04 is here

Thursday 21st of April 2016 11:22:07 PM
Who's ready for the next long-term support version of Ubuntu? There's something new here whether you use Ubuntu on the desktop, server, cloud, smartphone, tablet, or mainframe. Yes, mainframe.

$20 WiFi-enabled IoT module runs FreeRTOS on Cortex-M4

Thursday 21st of April 2016 10:13:30 PM
MediaTek’s $20 “LinkIt 7687 HDK” module runs FreeRTOS on its WiFi-enabled, Cortex-M4F based MT7687F SoC, and offers Arduino shield expansion. LinkIt Smart 7688 Readers of LinuxGizmos are likely familiar with the MediaTek Labs LinkIt family of IoT-focused, open spec hacker boards from its only Linux-friendly board, the $13, OpenWrt-based LinkIt Smart 7688. Now that we’ve […]

What sets Krita apart from other open source digital painting tools

Thursday 21st of April 2016 09:04:53 PM
Nick Hamilton is a sys admin by day, but is secretly (or maybe not so secretly; it's on the Internet) also an artist. He has worked with several high-end graphics applications, and like many artists with demanding tastes in their toolset, ended up in awe over the myriad features and full-on flexibility of Krita.read more

Ubuntu 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 21st of April 2016 07:56:16 PM
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (‘Xenial Xerus’) is supported for 5 years with critical security, bug and app updates from Canonical, the company that makes Ubuntu. And as a ‘Long Term Support’ release this version of Ubuntu become the new recommended install, the one that new users should use.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Launches as the First LTS Release, Supports Raspberry Pi 3

Thursday 21st of April 2016 06:47:39 PM
Softpedia has been informed by Ubuntu MATE project leader Martin Wimpress about the general availability of the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

BSD at LinuxFest Northwest

Thursday 21st of April 2016 05:39:02 PM
For over a decade and a half, LinuxFest Northwest has flown the flag literally in Microsoft’s backyard, an annual open source event held the last weekend in April in Bellingham, Wash. LFNW features presentations and exhibits on various free and open source topics, as well as Linux distributions and applications. It usually has something for everyone from the novice to the professional.

Understanding DOCKER containers in Linux?

Thursday 21st of April 2016 03:31:52 PM
Docker is basically a concept of creating a light weight ‘Virtual Machines’ within a Linux Machine by just creating a single process in it. The real meaning of a Docker is “person who load and unload the containers from a ship’.

A tool to help you find your next STEM role model

Thursday 21st of April 2016 02:23:15 PM
STEMM Role Models is a website that helps connect event organizers with presenters from underrepresented groups. Diversity is important to me, so the project caught my eye.read more

Linux and the Second Goal

Thursday 21st of April 2016 01:14:38 PM
Ask advocates what their goal is for Linux, and many will say, half-seriously and half-joking, "World domination." However, there is another goal that few seem interested in today -- the creation of a completely free operating system.

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Open source SDR SBC runs Snappy Ubuntu on Cyclone V

The open source, $299 “LimeSDR” board runs Snappy Ubuntu Core on a Cyclone V, and supports user-defined radios ranging from ZigBee to LTE. UK-based Lime Microsystems, which develops field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers for wireless broadband systems, has launched an open source software defined radio (SDR) board on CrowdSupply. Like other Linux-based SDR systems we’ve seen, the LimeSDR uses an FPGA to help orchestrate wireless communications that can be tuned, manipulated, and reconfigured to different wireless standards via software. Read more

Critical Infrastructure Goes Open Source

The electrical grid, water, roads and bridges—the infrastructure we take for granted—is seldom noticed until it's unavailable. The burgeoning open source software movement is taking steps to help rebuild crumbling U.S. civil infrastructure while capitalizing on expansion in emerging markets by providing software building blocks to help develop interoperable and secure transportation, electric power, oil and gas as well as the healthcare infrastructure. Under a program launched in April called the Civil Infrastructure Platform, the Linux Foundation said the initiative would provide "an open source base layer of industrial grade software to enable the use and implementation of software building blocks for civil infrastructure." Read more

Where have all the MacBooks gone at Linux conferences?

In past years, the vast ocean of Apple logos really undercut any statement of “Linux is great.” People would, inevitably, retort with, “Then why are all the 'Linux People' using Macs?” Admittedly, that was a great point and has been a source of shame for many of us for a very long time. But now things are different. The Apple logos are (mostly) gone from Linux conferences. This may be an unscientific observation from one person attending a few conferences in North America. Regardless, it's a great feeling. Read more

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu 16.04 to-do list
    UBUNTU 16.04 or Xenial Xerus, the latest upgrade of the popular Linux distribution, became available as a free download last month, and early reviews have been favorable. Instead of upgrading my existing Ubuntu 15.10 system, this time I opted for a fresh install. I also decided to give the improved Unity 7 desktop a go, instead of installing my preferred alternative XFCE. The installation process was trouble-free, but because I started from scratch, I had quite a bit to add and tweak after the OS itself was installed.
  • Ubuntu Founder Pledges No Back Doors in Linux
    VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, discusses what might be coming in Ubuntu 16.10 later this year and why security is something he will never compromise. Ubuntu developers are gathering this week for the Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS), which runs from May 3-5, to discuss development plans for the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 Linux distribution release, code-named "Yakkety Yak."
  • Ubuntu & Other Ubuntu Spins Look At Making Room To Grow
    With Ubuntu's install images continuing to be oversized with pushing 1.4GB on recent releases, Ubuntu developer Steve Langasek has raised the new limit for Ubuntu desktop images to 2GB. Other Ubuntu flavors are also following in this move. Langasek has raised the size limit for images now to 2GB for being able to accomodate the current oversized images plus still having room to grow.
  • Ubuntu’s Snap packages aren’t yet as secure as Canonical’s marketing claims
    Canonical has been talking up Snaps, a new type of package format featured in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. “Users can install a snap without having to worry whether it will have an impact on their other apps or their system,” reads Canonical’s announcement. But this isn’t true, as prominent free software developer Matthew Garrett recently pointed out.