New story! Linux Kernel Developers on 25 Years of Linux

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 7:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel, Linux; Story Type: News Story
One of the key accomplishments of Linux over the past 25 years has been the “professionalization” of open source. What started as a small passion project for creator Linus Torvalds in 1991, now runs most of modern society -- creating billions of dollars in economic value and bringing companies from diverse industries across the world to work on the technology together.

New story! How to create multiple profiles for Unity launcher in Ubuntu using launcher-list-indicator

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you are on Ubuntu Linux and use the Unity desktop (which is the default desktop environment for the Linux distribution for quite some time now), you'd agree that launching an application through Unity's launcher bar is only convenient as long as the app icon is there right in front of your eyes. However sadly, that's not usually the case when you use your Ubuntu box for more than one purposes, as most of the times, because of the sheer number of apps, icon corresponding the one you want to launch is buried somewhere at the bottom of the launcher.

New story! Torvalds at LinuxCon: The Highlights and the Lowlights

“You have to realize the background is that it was a completely personal project,” Torvalds explained. “I expected other people to be interested from a theoretical standpoint."

New story! How eBay Uses Apache Software to Reach Its Big Data Goals

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 4:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
eBay’s ecommerce platform creates a huge amount of data. It has more than 800 million active listings, with 8.8 million new listings each week. There are 162 million active buyers, and 25 million sellers.

New story! 6 tips for interviewing with open culture companies

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 3:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
For the last several years, I've been studying under an open organization and future of work guru. And for longer than I can remember, I've felt that business should operate differently—really move at the speed their people can innovate rather than standing on who's held office the longest. So you can imagine how long it took for me to embrace the open organization mindset. It was rather like an old school touchdown dance in my mind. I'm excited by the value proposition open organizations present. read more

New story! Technical documentation doesn't have to be dull

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 2:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Earlier this year, I described three important characteristics of good documentation: concise, consistent, and simple. Good word choice, I wrote, is important for understanding and translation. But that doesn't mean it has to be dry and boring. read more

New story! Avidemux 2.6.13 Open-Source Video Editor Gets AAC/ADTS Import and Export

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 30, 2016 1:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The developers of the Avidemux open-source and cross-platform video editor software have announced a new maintenance update in the 2.6 series, bringing multiple improvements, bug fixes, and a handful of new features.

New story! Car manufacturers cooperate to build the car of the future

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Few of us appreciate the software middleware that is part of all the cars we drive today. The integration of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, along with instrument clusters and telematics, is a very complex subset of priorities for today's automotive industry. According to a recent article that appeared on CNET, Open-source Linux a step closer to automotive use, current development practices are incompatible and fragmented: read more

New story! Tails Linux - Best Linux Distro To Keep Anonymity Online

  • LinuxAndUbuntu; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 30, 2016 11:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Tails is a live operating system that can be used from USB, SD card or DVD disc having size more than 4 GB. Tails provides better anonymity and security than any other distro or vpn service and that is the reason why Edward Snowden chooses tails for leaking NSA documents.

New story! Get started with Dr. Geo for geometry

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 10:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dr. Geo II is an open source application that allows users to explore geometry first-hand. Its target audience is school-age children. As school is now in session for many kids, here's a brief tutorial on how to get started with Dr. Geo II. read more

New story! Windows 10 Anniversary on a Raspberry Pi: Another look at IoT Core

Neat platform but should we just use Linux? Hands on Microsoft has released Windows 10 Anniversary for IoT Core, a version of Windows which runs on Raspberry Pi 2 or 3, Dragonboard or Minnowboard.…

New story! Git hooks, a cloud by the numbers, and more OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com 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: read more

New story! Compact, rugged Skylake computer-on-module is big on PCIe

Kontron’s Linux-ready “COMe-cSL6” COM Express Compact Type 6 module offers 10 PCIe lanes, up to 24GB RAM and 32GB eMMC, and industrial temperature support. Almost a year ago, when Intel announced its 6th Generation Core “Skylake” processors, Kontron was among a batch of vendors that announced plans to deliver COM Express computer-on-modules based on the […]

New story! Canonical Patches Eight Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Canonical published multiple security advisories to inform the Ubuntu Linux community about the availability of new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu OSes, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

New story! Free education resources from Curriki and Sankor wikis

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 30, 2016 3:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From the days of Gutenberg, technology has been linked to education. Curriki and Sankoré use open source to bring high-quality education to people who need it, and otherwise cannot access it.

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New story! Credit card-sized module runs Linux on Braswell

Axiomtek’s credit card-sized “CEM300” module runs Linux on Intel Braswell SoCs at 4-6W TDP and offers HD graphics, dual SATA III ports, and four PCIe lanes. Like Axiomtek’s Atom E3800 “Bay Trail” based CEM846 computer-on-module, its new CEM300 supports Linux and Windows, and uses the 84 x 55mm COM Express Type 10 Mini form factor. […]

New story! Converseen 0.9.5 porting to Qt5 is available for Linux

  • Fasterland.net; By Francesco Mondello (Posted by Faster3ck on Aug 30, 2016 12:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: KDE, Linux
During the last weeks I worked on the Qt5 porting of my open source project Converseen, a cross-platform batch conversion and image processor tool for Linux.

New story! MPlayer-Based MPV 0.20.0 Video Player Released with New Options and Commands

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 29, 2016 11:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The popular, open-source, and cross-platform MPV video player software received a new update, version 0.20.0, which comes only two weeks after the previous 0.19.0 maintenance release.

New story! How IoTivity plus AllJoyn could form a “best-of-breed” IoT framework

IoTivity and AllJoyn have much in common, including a IP multicast discovery scheme that lets devices find and communicate with each other without requiring cloud services. At the Embedded Linux Conference in April, Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond concluded his keynote on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework […]

New story! Manage your big data workloads with NoSQL solutions

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Aug 29, 2016 6:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Linux
Manage your big data workloads with NoSQL solutions, MongoDB and EnterpriseDB on IBM Power Systems running Linux.

New story! How IoTivity and AllJoyn Could Combine

At the Embedded Linux Conference in April, Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond concluded his keynote on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec by inviting to the stage Greg Burns, the chief architect o

New story! Red Hat CEO: Taking Open Source Beyond the Data Center

Most people familiar with Red Hat know the company's broader vision for open source -- sometimes referred to as "the open source way" -- goes beyond software, so it also wasn't much of a surprise when Whitehurst's talk strayed from data centers and workstations and into areas not normally associated with IT at all.

New story! Getting involved with the Fedora kernel

There are countless ways to contribute to open source projects like Fedora. Perhaps one of the most obvious ways to contribute is by helping with the Linux kernel in Fedora. At Flock 2016, I gave a talk about the state... Continue Reading →

New story! Qt Creator 4.1 Brings Editor Improvements, Better CMake Support, and New Themes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 29, 2016 1:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new stable version of the cross-platform and open-source Qt Creator IDE (Integrated Development Environment) software has been released recently for all supported platforms.

New story! Romp Home with these 21 Peerless ASCII Games

The purpose of this article is to identify our favourite ASCII based games. There are no fancy graphics here, just great gameplay coupled with the urge of always having just one more play.

New story! How to Install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora

This tutorial describes how to install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on Rad Hat-based Linux distributions. ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors allows users to edit text documents, spreadsheets and presentations offline by providing access to the cloud-based ONLYOFFICE portals for an efficient remote team collaboration.

New story! How To Turn On Num Lock Automatically? On Startup In Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 29, 2016 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
One of the frustrating thing in most Linux distros is that the Num Lock is not enabled on startup. Whenever I start typing my password at system login screen, the focus goes out of the password field. It happens very often with people and this little problem is very irritating. But don't worry. You can set your Linux to enable Num Lock automatically on startup.

New story! You don't need a green thumb with this farming robot

FarmBot is a robotic open hardware system that assists anyone with a small plot of land and a desire to grow food with planting, watering, soil testing, and weeding. It uses a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and other awesome components, including weather-resistant materials. Founder Rory Aronson talks details with me in this interview, but make sure you watch this video. read more

New story! BSODs at scale: we laugh at your puny five storeys, here's our SIX storey #fail

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 29, 2016 8:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Windows in a state of undress, all over the world It's an easy drive-by troll, isn't it? Last week, we asked readers to top the five-storey Blue Screen of Death spotted in Thailand, and examples big and small flooded the inbox.…

New story! Python vs. C/C++ in embedded systems

The C/C++ programming languages dominate embedded systems programming, though they have a number of disadvantages. Python, on the other hand, has many strengths that make it a great language for embedded systems. Let's look at the pros and cons of each, and why you should consider Python for embedded programming.

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