New story! Conexant voice board lets you summon Alexa from a Raspberry Pi

Conexant and Amazon have launched an Alexa Voice Service development kit for the Raspberry Pi 3. The kit includes a Conexant AudioSmart CX20921 voice board. Since Amazon opened up access to its Alexa Voice Service (AVS) agent inside the Amazon Echo smart speaker/IoT hub, including an open source port to the Raspberry Pi, several projects […]

New story! Create a Fully Automated Light and Music Show for the Holidays: Part 2

  •; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2016 6:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Previously, we covered the basics of what you need for this project and showed how to set up your Raspberry Pi. Here, we’ll focus on the components and connections for the light show, and in part 3, we’ll put it all together with the music.

New story! How to easily open a PDF file from command line in Ubuntu

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 10, 2016 4:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
What do you do when you want to open a PDF file in Ubuntu? Simple, double click on the PDF file icon, or right-click and select the "Open with Document Viewer" option. But what if you're asked to do the same task through the command line? Do you know the command line utility that will do the job for you? However, you'll be glad to know that there's way through which you can launch Evince for a PDF file, even if you don't know the fact that a command line utility of that name exists, and that's what we'll be discussing in this article.

New story! Top 5: Interactive calculator for the Linux command-line, ten tools for sysadmins, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight why the operating system matters, getting started with Raspberry Pi, seven projects you might have missed in 2016, ten tools for sysadmins, and an interactive calculator for the Linux command-line. Top 5 articles of the week 5. ?Why the operating system matters even more in 2017 read more

New story! Steam Controller Works Again with Older Udev Rules in Latest Steam Client Beta

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Dec 10, 2016 12:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Steam
A few moments ago, Valve's engineers pushed a new Steam Client Beta, the fourth one for the week of December 5, and while it's not a major milestone, it brings an exciting feature for Steam Controller users on Linux platforms.

New story! Create a Fully Automated Light and Music Show for the Holidays: Part 1

  •; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 10:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
I built a music-light show for Halloween, but I improved it and added more features as I worked on the Christmas project. In this series, I'll provide comprehensive instructions to build a fully automated Christmas music/light show that turns on automatically at a given time or that you can plug and play.

New story! How to Install and Use Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL) on RHEL 7, CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

If you want to develop the application with MS SQL database backend on Linux now possible, you can follow the following article.

New story! A tour of Google's 2016 open source releases

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 7:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source software enables Google to build things quickly and efficiently without reinventing the wheel, allowing us to focus on solving new problems. We stand on the shoulders of giants, and we know it. This is why we support open source and make it easy for Googlers to release the projects they're working on internally as open source. read more

New story! Apollo Lake Type 10 Mini takes the heat — and the cold

Congatec’s “Conga-MA5” is a Linux-ready COM Express Compact Type 10 Mini module with Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 128GB eMMC 5.1, and -40 to 85°C support. Congatec was one of the first embedded vendors to announce computer-on-modules based on Intel’s Atom E3900 and other Apollo Lake Pentium and Celeron SoCs. The offerings included a Qseven […]

New story! Install and configure OpenVPN on Ubuntu 16.04

  • RoseHosting; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Dec 9, 2016 4:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install and configure an OpenVPN server which is one of the most popular VPN software solutions on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS, on both server-side and client-side. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

New story! Managing data with Groovy: Lookups and accumulators

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 3:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In my first article on getting started with the Groovy programming language, I left off with an example of reading a CSV file in Groovy. In this article, I'm going to move to a more idiomatic Groovy style (make it groovier, as some would say), cover the use of Groovy maps as lookup tables, and finish up by using maps to calculate some results. First things first—here is the final example from the last article, in more idiomatic Groovy: read more

New story! Make Raspberry Pi Portable With 5-inch Touch Screen

You can be your own Geordi La Forge and build yourself a fully capable GNU/Linux pocket computer with this uber inexpensive five-inch touch screen and a Raspberry Pi.

New story! Geotagging in digiKam with a Lazy Bash Script

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Dec 9, 2016 1:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Sometimes, the easiest way to geotag photos in digiKam is to copy and paste geographical coordinates from an existing photo. I usually use Google Photos for that, as it conveniently displays geographical coordinates of the currently viewed photos in the information sidebar.

New story! C99 features in GCC on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 12:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The New C C99 is the C standard ratified by the ANSI and ISO standardizaion groups. It presents a significant amount of changes to the C language. These changes are the result of sibling competition between C and C++. The initial... Continue Reading →

New story! Python 3.6 released with many new improvements and features

Python,the high-level interpreted programming language is now one of the most preferred programming language by beginners and professional-level developers.So,here Python 3.6 is now available with many changes,improvements and of course the ease of Python was not left in the work list.[....]

New story! Maximizing the benefits of open source in IoT

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 9:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This guest column from analyst firm VisionMobile Ltd. examines the impact of open source on the IoT, and suggests how companies can maximize its benefits. ? ? A Guide to Open Source in IoT by Stijn Schuermans, Senior IoT Analyst, VisionMobile Ltd. ? Introduction With the dawn of the Internet of Things, software is making […]

New story! Building an Email Server on Ubuntu Linux, Part 2

In part 1, we installed and tested the Postfix SMTP server. Postfix, or any SMTP server, isn't a complete mail server because all it does is move messages between SMTP servers. We need Dovecot to move messages off your Postfix server and into your users' email inboxes.

New story! 6 organizational growing pains you can avoid

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 7:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Everything has a season, and as organizations age—communities, charities, companies, churches and more—they face similar diseases of time. These are emergent patterns of failure that arise not from mistakes but from the consequences of earlier success. In open source, we are seeing the same patterns emerge; this should not be a surprise. read more

New story! Install Munin (Monitoring Tool) on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

  •; By (Posted by gg234 on Dec 9, 2016 5:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Install Munin (Monitoring Tool) on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

New story! Status of Embedded Linux: Tim Bird Warns of Slow Progress on Linux Shrinkage

At the recent ELC Europe event in Berlin, Bird gave a “Status of Embedded Linux” keynote in which he discussed the good news in areas like GPU support and virtually mapped kernel stacks, as well as the slow progress in boot time, system size, and other areas that might help Linux compete with RTOSes in IoT leaf nodes.

New story! WordPress 4.7 Content Management System Provides New Design Options

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 9, 2016 3:20 AM EDT)
WordPress is among the most widely used open-source technologies in the world, powering more than 70 million websites. WordPress 4.7 was released Dec. 6, providing a new milestone update including new features for both users and developers.

New story! Fedora 23 End of Life

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Dec 9, 2016 2:06 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
With the recent release of Fedora 25, Fedora 23 will officially enter End Of Life (EOL) status on December 20th, 2016. After December 20th, all packages in the Fedora 23 repositories will no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates,... Continue Reading →

New story! Secure IoT Through Oversight, Open Source and Open Standards

It should be obvious to just about everyone by now that the current state of affairs concerning the Internet of insecure things threatens the stability of the Internet. This wouldn't have been such a big deal 15 or 20 years ago, but we've now put all of our eggs in the Internet basket, and if it goes down, so does the world economy. Not only that, an undependable and unstable Internet would affect everything from major utilities -- phone, power and water -- to law enforcement and national defense -- in no matter what country you reside.

New story! 6 3D printing applications you can install on Fedora 25

  •; By finid (Posted by finid on Dec 8, 2016 11:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Do you have an interest in the 3D printing space but don’t know which 3D printing application will work on your favorite Linux distribution? You’re in luck, because in this article, you learn about 6 of such applications that you can install on Fedora 25 and other Linux distributions, like Ubuntu 16.10 and debian 8.

New story! The Perfect Server - Debian 8.6 (nginx, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3.1)

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian 8 (Jessie) server (with nginx, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig, and how to install ISPConfig 3.1. ISPConfig 3 is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers nginx (instead of Apache), BIND as DNS server, and Dovecot (instead of Courier).

New story! How to use Synfig Studio for animation

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 9:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Animation is a robust field with a large number of specialties and an even larger number of tools for creating a particular look or style. In the past two months, I've covered Krita Animation for hand-drawn digital cel animation and StopGo for stop motion animation. read more

New story! Bluetooth 5 Launched

Well,The world is looking forward for a world adapting and changing the IoT, and here is something, we may call a great step to implement and set new benchmarks in this Term with the launch of Bluetooth 5.So What's new here in Bluetooth 5?Here, in Bluetooth 5, we are getting 2X more speed,4X wider range coverage, and 8X the broadcast of message capacity.Yes, New brighter future for Bluetooth Technology implementation n several devices to communicate and share data to out-result a great system for Device interactions.And this speed and range incremented is supposed to give a great opportunities and ease to IoT development.

New story! Progress on Privacy

The internet didn't come with privacy, any more than the planet did. But at least the planet had nature, which provided raw materials for the privacy technologies we call clothing and shelter. On the net, we use human nature to make our own raw materials. Those include code, protocols, standards, frameworks and best practices, such as those behind free and open-source software.

New story! Top open innovations in 3D printing

  • (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 5:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source continues to drive rapid innovation in the 3D printing industry. This makes sense if you stop and think about it—a 3D printer exists to make other things. Combining that philosophy with free software and open source hardware helps other people participate in improving the objects that it makes, and in making the printers faster, smarter, and cleaner. Here are a few of my favorite open source 3D printing innovations from 2016: read more

New story! Why the Open Source Cloud Is Important

  •; By Mark Hinkle (Posted by bob on Dec 8, 2016 4:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
In previous years, we have distinguished between open source cloud and others. But as cloud technologies have evolved it’s evident that any cloud without open source would be the equivalent of an automobile without an engine.

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