New story! Linux Action Show to End Eleven Year Run at LFNW

Six more episodes before the popular Linux podcast, Linux Action Show, ends its nearly 11 year run in a live broadcast from LinuxFest Northwest.

New story! How to build a smog sensor with a ESP8266 microcontroller

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 28, 2017 6:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Stuttgart, Germany has, like many other cities, a smog problem—even if it may be less severe than in other cities. The European Union has defined a threshold of on average 50 micrograms of dust particles per cubic meter in a 24-hour window of air to be allowed for a maximum of 35 days a year. For the last few years, actual values have been much higher for more than 35 days. There are governmental stations that measure the air pollution, but they can’t be everywhere for obvious reasons. read more

New story! Linux Commands - Overview and Examples

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 28, 2017 4:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The command line is one of the most powerful features of Linux. There exists a sea of Linux command line tools, allowing you to do almost everything you can think of doing on your Linux PC. However, this usually creates a problem: with so many commands available to use, you don't know where and how to start learning them, especially when you are beginner.

New story! Classifier – A Tool to Organize Files in Your Directory Instantly

Classifier is a simple python script which helps us to organize the files in standard directory automatically.

New story! Monday Witness: It's Time to Reconize a Civil Right Not to be Connected

Along with death and taxes, two things appear inevitable. The first is that wireless connectivity will not only be built into everything we can imagine, but into everything we can't as well. The buyer should have the right to decide whether to be connected or not.

New story! Slaying Monoliths at Netflix with Node.js

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Mar 28, 2017 12:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The growing number of Netflix subscribers -- nearing 85 million at the time of this Node.js Interactive talk -- has generated a number of scaling challenges for the company. In his talk, Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes these challenges and explains how the company went from delivering content to a global audience on an ever-growing number of platforms, to supporting all modern browsers, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and beyond. He also looks at how this led to radically modifying their delivery framework to make it more flexible and resilient.

New story! Grasp R Programming with Open-Source Books

The R language (and open-source software) is the de facto standard among statisticians for the development of statistical software, and is widely used for statistical software development and data analysis. R is a modern implementation of S, one of several statistical programming languages designed at Bell Laboratories.

New story! Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on Mar 28, 2017 10:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Community
With Jupiter Broadcasting’s announcement that it is shutting down the Linux Action Show podcast, Bryan Lunduke, who co-created the show, looks back at its origin and its impact.

New story! FreeRTOS-based remote I/O module links to IBM Bluemix and Watson IoT

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Mar 28, 2017 8:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Artila’s “RIO-2010BM” remote digital I/O device runs FreeRTOS on a Cortex-M3, offers isolated inputs, and supports IBM’s Bluemix and Watson IoT platforms. Like Artila Electronics’ RIO-2015PG, the RIO-2010BM is a remote I/O module that runs FreeRTOS on an MCU, and offers isolated digital I/O. The device is designed specifically for transmitting Modbus/TCP remote data to […]

New story! GnuCash 2.6.16 Free Accounting Software Adds HiDPI Improvements, Bug Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 28, 2017 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The development team behind the GnuCash open-source and cross-platform accounting software announced the release and immediate availability of the sixteenth maintenance update to the 2.6 stable series.

New story! Symfony 3 - A clear and concise set of tutorials

Symfony is a open source professional PHP framework for creating web projects and this set of tutorials will equip you with the skills you would need to create high quality, easy to maintain web apps from start to finish.

It is practical taking you from zero (environment setup using a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 or Docker to get started quickly) to finish building a web site for a freelancer with a blog and contact form. First covering all of the core concepts that make up a project and then restructuring the code to be maintainable.

New story! How to Calculate Flash Storage TCO

Across a wide range of consumer devices, from cameras to smartphones to laptops, flash storage has become the de facto standard for digital data storage.

New story! pvcreate error: Device /dev/xyz not found (or ignored by filtering).

Solution for pvcreate error: Device /dev/xyz not found (or ignored by filtering). Troubleshooting steps and resolution for this error.

New story! Linux Kernels 4.10.6, 4.9.18 LTS and 4.4.57 LTS Released with Updated Drivers

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the general availability of new maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 4.4 and 4.9 kernel series, as well as the latest Linux 4.10 kernel.

New story! Four Things a New Linux User Should Know

When you move from "that other operating system" to Linux, you're going to find that in most ways you'll be in familiar territory. However, that's not always the case. We sometimes do things a little differently around here.

New story! ARM boosts Big.Little with DynamIQ, and launches Linux dev kit

ARM unveiled a more flexible version of its Big.Little multi-core scheme called DynamIQ, and launched an Embedded Linux Education Kit based on the Udoo Neo. ARM Ltd. announced a more advanced version of its Big.Little heterogeneous multi-processing technology for balancing core loads on multi-core Cortex-A SoCs.

New story! PeaZip 6.4 Open-Source Archiver Brings Support for P7ZIP 16.02, Tabbed Browsing

The development team behind the open-source and multi-platform PeaZip archiver manager utility announced the release of PeaZip 6.4.0, an important update that brings new features and lots of improvements.

New story! Non-Linux FOSS: Don't Drink the Apple Kool-Aid; Brew Your Own!

Some tools that I use on the command line are so basic and so ingrained in my day-to-day actions that it's weird when they're not available. This often happens to me on OS X. I love that OS X has UNIX underpinnings. I love that the terminal window is a real terminal window and works like a terminal window should work.

New story! 8 Practical Examples of Linux Xargs Command for Beginners

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2017 7:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Linux xargs command may not be a hugely popular command line tool, but this doesn't take away the fact that it's extremely useful, especially when combined with other commands like find and grep. If you are new to xargs, and want to understand its usage, you'll be glad to know that's exactly what we'll be doing here.

New story! Skylake industrial PC is tray cool

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2017 6:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Janz Tec’s “Falcon Active” gives you a choice of Mini-ITX SBCs based on 6th Gen Core CPUs, and offers optimized cooling and optional hot-swap SATA. Janz Tec announced an industrial PC due in the second quarter that provides a choice of Mini-ITX mainboards running Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” or 7th Gen (“Kaby Lake”) Core processors. […]

New story! LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W

LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.

New story! How To Perform linux kernel upgrade in 5 easy steps

Performing an linux kernel upgrade offers new features and improvements. Here is a quick way to perform Linux kernel upgrade.

New story! Using vi-mode in your shell

As a participant in the greater open source community, and more specifically as a member of the Fedora Project, I have the opportunity to meet with many people and talk about all kinds of interesting technical topics. One of my favorites is the "command line," or shell, because learning about how people use the shell proficiently can give you an insight into how they think, what kind of workflows they favor, and to some extent what makes them tick. read more

New story! Notepadqq – Source Code Editor for Linux

Notepadqq is a free, open source code editor and Notepad replacement, that helps developers to work more efficiently.

New story! Using cloud-init to initialize Fedora Cloud VMs on oVirt

This article shows how to use cloud-init on the oVirt management platform. With cloud-init, you can start up a Fedora Cloud Base Image template, configured for network and logins, without logging into the virtual machine. What is oVirt? oVirt is a free, open-source virtualization... Continue Reading →

New story! Basic Image Editing With GIMP In Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 27, 2017 10:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a raster image editing program for Linux, OSX, Windows and other OS/es. This is not a free photoshop program as many say so. Graphics enthusiasts and professionals rely on GIMP for image retouching or complete creation of images for artwork (which is a daunting task for novice). And yes GIMP is open source that means you get to keep it on your PC or laptop for free without legal hiatus.

New story! A Python script for fixing smart quotes in text

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2017 8:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
About six years ago, we had a question on the Scribus mail list from someone who wanted to know whether there was an automated way to convert typewriter quotation marks to typographic quotes. In case you don't know what this means, typographic quotes (for example, “ and ”) are sometimes referred to as curly quotes, rather than the incorrect versions on your typewriter (i.e., "). read more

New story! YUM cheat sheet

All YUM related articles in one place! Helpful YUM cheat sheet to learn, understand, revise YUM related sysadmin tasks on single page.

New story! Open Labs leads 48-hour hackathon for good

The local hackerspace in Tirana, Albania might be small, but they make up for size in spirit. During the weekend of March 18-19, 2017, the Open Labs Hackerspace organized the first-ever, 48-hour "open source" hackathon focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

New story! FedEx Will Pay You $5 to Install Flash on Your Machine

FedEx is making you an offer you can't afford to accept. It's offering to give you $5 (actually, it's a discount on orders over $30) if you'll just install Adobe Flash on your machine.

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