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Open source projects for the Internet of Things, from A to Z

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 04:00:00 PM

hackerboards: This guide to 21 open source projects for IoT ranges from standards organizations to open source frameworks and dev tools.

Wayland 1.12 Next-Gen Linux Display Server Officially Released with Many Goodies

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 03:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Development for Wayland 1.12 and Weston 1.12 started exactly a month ago when the first Alpha build was seeded to public testers

IBM Forges More OpenStack Ties with Canonical and Red Hat

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 02:00:00 PM

OStatic: IBM is also making a shrewd move in tying its cloud strategy to Ubuntu and Canonical's OpenStack strategy.

OPNFV Taking the Best of Open Source to Build an NFV Platform

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 01:00:00 PM

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: OPNVF Director Heather Kirksey discusses how the open-source networking project works as new Colorado release set to debut

GNOME 3.22 Released: the Future is Now

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 12:00:00 PM

 The new release introduces major new features as well as many smaller enhancements and fixes.

IPFire 2.19 Linux Firewall Gets New Intrusion Prevention System, Kernel 3.14.79

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 11:00:00 AM

 softpedia: IPFire 2.19 Core Update 104 appears to be a big release with many interesting changes

Mozilla Says Goodbye to Firefox Hello in Firefox 49

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 06:00:00 AM

eWEEK: Firefox 49 fixes 18 flaws

IT talent development strategies you'll want to borrow from Arbella Insurance CIO

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 02:00:00 AM

 EnterprisersProject: Talent development tactics for all employees - from entry-level to technology managers.

Oracle pledges continued support for Java and NetBeans

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 10:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Oracle pledges support for Java isn't going away.

Warning: Microsoft Doesn't Want You To Install Linux On Its 'Signature PCs'

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 09:00:00 PM

 FOSSbytes: Microsoft hates it when its customers wish to install Linux or other operating systems on its PCs.

How to launch a MEAN site on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 08:00:00 PM

Getting a site running on a MEAN (MongoDB, Node.js, Express, and AngularJS) server can be a challenge for beginners.

Italian Military's LibreOffice Migration Underway; 100,000+ PCs To Be Migrated

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 07:00:00 PM

 techdrivein: Over 8000 of its PC workstations has been successfully migrated to LibreOffice so far.

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes: How to Bring Open Source to a Closed Community

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 06:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: One of the things we took away from this talk is that open source can be fun -- and that's a good thing.

Open source machine vision board and robot kit run Linux and Arduino

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 05:00:00 PM

 hackerboards: Hicat's open source, "Livera" machine vision board runs Linux on an ARM9 Hi3518 camera SoC, and Arduino on an Atmel 32u4 MCU, and has an optional robot kit.

Slackware-Based Absolute 14.2 Linux OS Arrives with Up-to-Date Components

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 04:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Based on Slackware 14.2, Absolute 14.2 comes, as expected, with many updated components, most of them borrowed from upstream

Linux Top 3: Tails 2.6, Android-x86 6.0 and Deepin 15.3

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 03:00:00 PM

The latest update to the TAILS (the amnesic incognito live system) is now out, providing users with a pair of new features, and a long list of incremental updates.

DevOps: How to Persuade Your Boss to Buy In

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 02:00:00 PM Implementing DevOps usually means making a giant cultural shift in your company, and the price of change is often steep

Cloud Foundry launches its new Docker-compatible container management system

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 01:00:00 PM

TechCrunch: What’s interesting here is that the Cloud Foundry project decided to essentially write its own container management service, even as the container ecosystem itself is focusing mostly on Kubernetes and Docker’s toolset.

Multiple USB Writing on Linux

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 12:00:00 PM

HowToForge: This quick tutorial will deal with the tasks of writing an ISO file on multiple USB pen drives, and writing multiple ISO files into one USB pen drive.

How to install and configure oVirt 4.0 on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 11:00:00 AM

 LinuxTechi: oVirt is the alternate of VMware vSphere in Linux.

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TDF Releases Fresh Update to LibreOffice 5.2

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