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This Week in Open Source News: Aerospace Industry Opens Up, New EdgeX Foundry Project Supported by IoT Industry & More

Friday 28th of April 2017 03:00:57 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Aerospace Industry Opens Up, New EdgeX Foundry Project Supported by IoT Industry & More 28 AprLearn more

Endless OS: A Unique Take on Linux That’s Perfect for New Users

Friday 28th of April 2017 02:00:23 PM
Title: Endless OS: A Unique Take on Linux That’s Perfect for New Users28 AprLearn more

Pros and Cons of System Update and Integrity Protection Schemes

Thursday 27th of April 2017 03:26:34 PM

Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades.

Improve Your Online Security with Tails

Thursday 27th of April 2017 02:00:59 PM
Title: Improve Your Online Security with Tails 27 AprLearn more

Free Webinar on Starting a Collaborative Open Source Project

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:00:38 PM

Starting a collaborative open source software project involves more than a great idea and the code to get it going. Much of the work involves deciding how you want your community of developers to build and evolve the code. But there’s no need to be intimidated by the process.

Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 02:04:40 PM

The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them.

Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who is heading the Apache IoT track at the ApacheCon conference, gave us a sneak peek of what the Apache Internet of Things community can look forward to at the event.

Xen Developer and Design Summit

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:40:16 PM

The Xen Developer and Design Summit brings together the Xen Project's community of developers and power users for their annual developer conference.

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Event Title: Xen Developer and Design Summit 25 AprLearn more

OpenDaylight Developer Design Forum

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:33:01 PM

The OpenDaylight Developer Design Forum (DDF) is the premiere gathering for OpenDaylight developers. This event is the place to share your big ideas and to dig deep on the design plans for the upcoming Nitrogen release. 

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Event Title: OpenDaylight Developer Design Forum25 AprLearn more

Tizen Developer Conference 2017

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:22:34 PM
Event Title: Tizen Developer Conference 201725 AprLearn more

How to Safely and Securely Back Up Your Linux Workstation

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 03:19:35 PM

Even seasoned system administrators can overlook Linux workstation backups or do them in a haphazard, unsafe manner. At a minimum, you should set up encrypted workstation backups to external storage. But it’s also nice to use zero-knowledge backup tools for off-site/cloud backups for more peace of mind.

Let’s explore each of these methods in more depth. You can also download the entire set of recommendations as a handy guide and checklist.

Martin Casado at ONS: Making SDN Real

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 02:01:21 PM
Title: Martin Casado at ONS: Making SDN Real25 AprLearn more

LC3 2017 Features Open Source Experts in SDN, Cloud, DevOps, and More

Monday 24th of April 2017 06:00:24 PM

Developers, architects, sysadmins, DevOps experts, business leaders, and other professionals will gather in China June 19-20 to discuss the latest open source technology and trends at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China 2017 (LC3).

This event -- held for the first time in Beijing, China -- features three conferences in one, with more than 100 conference sessions focusing on topics such as:

  • Kubernetes

  • Cloud Native & Containers

  • Linux

The Linux Foundation's Clyde Seepersad to Host Training Q&A on Twitter

Monday 24th of April 2017 02:14:23 PM
Title: The Linux Foundation's Clyde Seepersad to Host Training Q&A on Twitter24 AprLearn more

Getting to Know GNOME (From a Unity Perspective)

Friday 21st of April 2017 02:00:22 PM
Title: Getting to Know GNOME (From a Unity Perspective)21 AprLearn more

The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Doky

Friday 21st of April 2017 01:30:33 PM
Title: The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Doky21 AprLearn more

Share Your Apache Mesos Expertise and Best Practices at MesosCon Events in 2017

Thursday 20th of April 2017 04:00:35 PM
Title: Share Your Apache Mesos Expertise and Best Practices at MesosCon Events in 201720 AprLearn more

Building a Wearable Device with Zephyr

Thursday 20th of April 2017 02:30:08 PM

The Linux Foundation’s open source Zephyr Project received considerable attention at this February’s Embedded Linux Conference (ELC). Although there are still no shipping products running this lightweight real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong of the French embedded firm BayLibre shared their experiences in developing a wearable device that may end up being the first Zephyr-based consumer electronics product.

Probe Your Linux Sockets With ss

Thursday 20th of April 2017 02:00:01 PM
Title: Probe Your Linux Sockets With ss20 AprLearn more

Secure Web Apps with JavaEE and Apache Fortress

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 02:30:36 PM

ApacheCon is just a couple weeks away -- coming up May 16-18 in Miami. We asked Shawn McKinney, Software Architect at Symas Corporation,  to share some details about his talk at ApacheCon. His presentation, “The Anatomy of a Secure Web Application Using Java EE, Spring Security, and Apache Fortress” will focus on an end-to-end application security architecture for an Apache Wicket Web app running in Tomcat. McKinney explains more in this interview.

Dive Into Connected Car and Open Source at Automotive Linux Summit 2017

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 03:17:11 PM

Next month, the world’s leading automotive experts and engineers will gather at Automotive Linux Summit in Japan to discuss the future of connected cars and collaborate on the open source technologies driving innovation in the automotive arena.  

More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

KDE and GNOME

  • A Simple, Straightforward Clipboard Manager for GNOME
    Clipboard Manager extension for Gnome Shell is a no-frills clipboard manager for GNOME. It adds an indicator menu to the top panel and caches your clipboard history. There’s nothing extra; no regex searching, or cross-device, multi-sync or pan-dimensional magic. Just a simple, easy to access clipboard history. I’ve never been a particularly big clipboard fan. I typically only need to access whatever I copy as I copy it.
  • First GNOME 3.26 Development Release Out, Some Apps Ported to Meson Build System
    GNOME Project's Michael Catanzaro just informed us via an email announcement that the first unstable release of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment is out now for public testing and early adopters. Yes, we're talking about GNOME 3.25.1, the first development in the release cycle of GNOME 3.26, which is currently scheduled to launch later this year, on September 13. Being the first unstable release and all that, GNOME 3.25.1 doesn't ship with many changes, and you can check out the CORE NEWS and APPS NEWS for details.
  • Features To Look Forward To In Next Month's KDE Plasma 5.10
    We are just one month away from seeing the next KDE Plasma 5 desktop release.
  • User Question: With Some Free Software Phone Projects Ending, What Does Plasma Mobile's Future Look Like?
    Rosy. While it is true that Plasma Mobile used to be built on the Ubuntu Phone codebase, that was superseded some time ago. The recent events at Ubuntu and other mobile communities have not modified the pace of the development (which is pretty fast) or the end goal, which is to build frameworks that will allow convergence for all kinds of front-ends and apps on all kinds of devices.

Google in Devices

  • Glow LEDs with Google Home
    For the part one, the custom commands were possible thanks to Google Actions Apis. I used API.AI for my purpose since they had good documentation. I wont go into detail explaining the form fields in Api.ai, they have done a good job with documentation and explaining part, I will just share my configurations screenshot for your quick reference and understanding. In Api.ai the conversations are broken into intents. I used one intent (Default Welcome Intent) and a followup intent (Default Welcome Intent – custom) for my application.
  • Google Assistant SDK preview brings voice agent to the Raspberry Pi
    Google has released a Python-based Google Assistant SDK that’s designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3. Google’s developer preview aims to bring Google Assistant voice agent applications to Linux developers. The Google Assistant SDK is initially designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3 using Python and Raspbian Linux, but it works with most Linux distributions. The SDK lets developers add voice control, natural language understanding, and Google AI services to a variety of devices.
  • Huawei, Google create a high-powered single board computer for Android
    The Raspberry Pi is very popular with DIY enthusiasts because of the seemingly endless possibilities of how you can design devices with it. Huawei and Google have created their own single board computer (SBC), but this will probably benefit Android developers more than DIY enthusiasts. The HiKey 960 is a very robust SBC aimed at creating an Android PC or a testing tool for Android apps.
  • Huawei’s $239 HiKey 960 wants to be a high-end alternative to Raspberry Pi
    12.5 million sales in five years – Linaro and Huawei have unveiled a high-end (read: expensive) rival.

Mobile, Tizen, and Android