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Managing your containers at Google scale

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 07:03:00 AM

The tooling around Linux containers has matured to the point that they are now a viable method of software packaging and deployment. The developer side of the containers equation has gotten a lot of emphasis. However, in order for containers to be a complete solution, they must not only be easy to build, but easy to deploy reliably at scale.

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How to run JMeter with Jenkins

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 07:02:00 AM

Continuous integration is an essential part of the software development lifecycle, and performance monitoring is a key part of continuous integration. We will learn how to set up performance monitoring with the popular Jenkins automation server, and Apache JMeter load and performance tester.

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Building a water collection vessel from scratch

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 07:01:00 AM

My team from Singapore Polytechnic made a water collection vessel for the module Engineering & Design, as part of the Engineering Academy program. The team consisted of four members from different disciplines: Thomas and Ryan from the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, and Hwee Peng and myself, Ajay, from the Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The project took several months to complete, from December 2015 to February 2016.

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To avoid disruption, stay open

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 07:00:00 AM

In his book, The Open Organization, Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst recognizes Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL Technologies, an IT consulting company based in India. Whitehurst writes that Nayar started an internal blog called "My Problems," which featured the strategic problems Nayar was working on and solicited feedback and ideas from anyone in the company willing to share thoughts.

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Top 10 Raspberry Pi add-on boards

Monday 4th of July 2016 07:02:00 AM

Did you know you can adorn your Raspberry Pi with HATs? Of course we're not talking about hats like people put on their heads, but rather HATs: "hardware attached on top". These are add-on circuit boards and accessories that add functionality to your Raspberry Pi.

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A simple menu system for blind Linux users

Monday 4th of July 2016 07:01:00 AM

The Knoppix distribution goes back in time, to the era of text menus, to provide an interface for computer users who are blind.

Remember back when computers were driven mostly by text menus? Press:

    [Y] Yes, I remember.
    [N] No, that was before my time.
    [U] Unknown. Seems familiar but it's hazy.
    Enter your choice here: _

Yes, that sort of thing.

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An eight minute upgrade, motivating documentation contributions, and more OpenStack news

Monday 4th of July 2016 06:59:00 AM

Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

OpenStack around the web

There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites:

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GitHub project analysis, 3D printed prosthetics, and more open source news

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 07:01:00 AM

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at GitHub project analysis, 3D printed prosthetics, a microbiome forecasting algorithm, and more!

Open source news roundup for June 26-July 2, 2016
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GitHub project analysis, 3D printed prosthetics, and more open source news

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 07:01:00 AM

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at GitHub project analysis, 3D printed prosthetics, a microbiome forecasting algorithm, and more!

Open source news roundup for June 26-July 2, 2016
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Google releases SwiftShader, Spatials update coming to Linux, and more gaming news

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 07:00:00 AM

In this week's edition, we take a look at SwiftShader, The Spatials: Galactology's plan for a Linux release, and more.

Open gaming roundup for June 26-July 2, 2016
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Top 5: Immigrant family gets Linux laptop, 7 myths, and more

Friday 1st of July 2016 04:38:00 PM

In this week's top 5, we highlight a Linux laptop for an immigrant family in the US, 7 open source myths busted, how to configure networking in Linux, tinyMediaManager to organize your files, and great features of music player, Guayadeque.

Top 5 articles of the week

5. 6 reasons why Guayadeque is a music lover's open source player

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Build your own open source solar panels

Friday 1st of July 2016 07:01:00 AM

Do-it-yourself electricity generation is still difficult and expensive. The inventors of the SunZilla project aim to make it easier, cleaner, portable, quiet, and completely open source.

The SunZilla system is designed to replace diesel and gasoline-powered generators for portable and emergency power: camping, events, mobile phone charging station, provide power to refugee camps, or keep the lights on during a power outage. Two people can set it up in a few minutes. It is modular and plug-and-play.

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Code Alliance connects nonprofits with tech volunteers

Friday 1st of July 2016 07:00:00 AM

Code Alliance is a Benetech initiative that connects technology professionals to volunteer opportunities with open source software projects for social good. On the first day of the CHI4GOOD conference, we brought over 40 projects to the San Jose Convention Center to participate in a hack4good Day of Service event.

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The preview for July

Friday 1st of July 2016 06:00:00 AM

The preview brings you highlights from last month, editorial announcements for coming months, and other tidbits.

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Can you imagine a world without open source?

Thursday 30th of June 2016 03:46:00 PM

Preeti Upendra Murthy is the academic winner of the 2016 Red Hat Women in Open Source Award.

She is currently a software engineer with the VMKernel team at VMware, and prior to her role there was a Linux kernel developer for the Linux Technology Center at IBM where she focused on energy management.

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Does your company have a plan for adopting containers?

Thursday 30th of June 2016 07:02:00 AM

Linux containers are definitely attracting a lot of attention as cloud-native alternatives to virtual machines for application isolation and deployment, but where does your company sit on the adoption spectrum?

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What's holding your conference back

Thursday 30th of June 2016 07:01:00 AM

In 2006, the United Nations passed the Convention on the Rights of the Disabled. Now signed by over 160 countries, the Convention calls for disabled persons to be able to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life. Member states are committed to taking measure to ensure access "on an equal basis with others to the physical environment, to transportation, to information and communications, including information and communications technologies and systems, and to other facilities and services open or provided to the public, both in urban and in rural areas."

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How to respond to direct, harsh criticism at work

Thursday 30th of June 2016 07:00:00 AM

I recently received an email from a colleague that, among other things, suggested that I was "playing a shell game." I tend to pride myself on being transparent and honest, so it was a surprise to see, and it stung. The email explained, in direct language, that my colleague didn't trust my team, was highly frustrated, and had very low confidence in our work.

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Avoiding bad practices in open source project management

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 07:02:00 AM

During OpenStack Summit Austin, I had the chance to talk to some people about my experience on running open source projects. It turns out that after hanging out in communities and contributing to many projects for years, I may be able to provide some hindsight and an external eye to many of those who are new to it.

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A first look at Google's Science Journal app

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 07:01:00 AM

Google recently announced the release of its Science Journal app, a tool intended to "inspire future makers and scientists." All you need to get started is an Android phone—it will make use of the sensors on your phone and offers a digital science notebook to record your findings. The app is free and slated to be released open source later this summer.

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More in Tux Machines

Conversation With Jonathan Thomas of OpenShot

I think my initial fascination with Linux was based on rebuilding all my old, broken computers laying around my office/garage. I was having a ton of fun, pulling components out of old computers, installing various distros and seeing what worked/didn’t work. And then there was the 3D desktop cube, which was pretty awesome! Pretty soon I had built my kids their own computer, with “safe” web-browsing, education games, etc. It was many months of playing around with Linux before I learned about Python and started slowly getting more into the programming side of things. Read more

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Linux Is Coming Soon with Mesa 3D 12.0, Latest KDE Goodies

Kate Lebedeff from the OpenMandriva project informed Softpedia about the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) development build of the upcoming OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 operating system. Read more

Korora 24 "Sheldon" Linux Is Available Only for 64-bit PCs, Based on Fedora 24

After a long wait, the Korora 24 GNU/Linux distribution has been released, based, as its version number suggests, on many of the technologies included in the popular Fedora 24 operating system. Read more

Women In Tech: Jane Silber, CEO Of Canonical

When I sat down to interview Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical, I don’t think it was lost on either of us that our ability to chat freely even though I was in my office in the middle of the U.S. and she was in her office in London, England had everything to do with cloud computing, an area in which her company does brisk business. Silber has been running Canonical (maker of Ubuntu, among a great many other software products) in one form or another for well over a decade at this point, first as COO and now CEO. She answers questions thoughtfully, with carefully chosen words; even though I’m sure I’m not the first journalist to ask her some of the below questions (maybe not even the first one this week), she had no canned responses, and she never veered off course to discuss her own agenda. There were no preset talking points; simply, I asked questions, and she answered them. Read more