New story! Is Scratch today like the Logo of the '80s for teaching kids to code?

Leave it to technology to take an everyday word (especially in the English language) and give it a whole new meaning. Words such as the web, viral, text, cloud, apple, java, spam, server, and tablets come to mind as great examples of how the general public's understanding of the meaning of a word can change in a relatively short amount of time. Hence, this article is about a turtle and a cat who have changed the lives of many people over the years, including mine. read more

New story! Linux Watch Command, To Monitor a Command Activity

Watch is a very powerful command-line tool which execute a program or commands or script at a regular intervals and displays the results on standard output in full screen.

New story! 10 Portable Apps Every Linux User Should Use

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Mar 29, 2017 11:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Portable apps allow you to take any program to any PC, and continue using it. Here are some of the best portable apps for Linux that you should use.

New story! Recognising the Death of Software Patents, Microsoft's Largest Ally in India Belatedly Joins the Linux-Centric Open Invention Network

With the demise of software patents come some interesting new developments, including the decision at Infosys — historically very close to Microsoft and a proponent of software patents — to join the Open Invention Network (OIN)

New story! Google presents its open-source goodies to the world

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 29, 2017 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
?Google creates a lot of open-source software. Now, they've put much of it in one easy-to-find place along with the company's own open-source philosophy.

New story! Latest Black Lab Linux Weekly Build Optimizes Swap File Management for SSD

Black Lab Software CEO Robert J. Dohnert informed Softpedia today about the immediate availability of a new Weekly build of the Ubuntu-based Black Lab Linux operating system.

New story! smbclient Security for Windows Printing and File Transfer

Microsoft Windows is usually a presence in most computing environments, and UNIX administrators likely will be forced to use resources in Windows networks from time to time. Although many are familiar with the Samba server software, the matching smbclient utility often escapes notice.

New story! What Is Kubernetes?

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Mar 29, 2017 4:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Kubernetes is open source software for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. The project is governed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is hosted by The Linux Foundation. And it’s quickly becoming the Linux of the cloud, says Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation.

New story! The uncrackable problem of end-to-end encryption

The UK government has said it wants access to messages sent via encrypted communications apps such as WhatsApp, re-igniting the debate over end-to-end encryption.

New story! How to use a ramdisk on Linux

There may be instances where you need to include the fastest possible storage you can find on a server. In some cases, the best route to that is by making use of a ramdisk. Effectively, a ramdisk takes a portion of your system memory and uses it as a disk drive. This method of storage is considerably faster than standard hard disk storage, so it is a great tool for when you need blistering speed on a specific app.

New story! 8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with ADB

  • Make Tech Easier; By Abhishek Macwan (Posted by damien on Mar 29, 2017 12:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Android
While ADB is meant for Android developers, there are some ADB commands that are useful for the average user. Here are some cool tricks that you can do with ADB.

New story! OpenSDS at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon: Moving Forward with SDS and Cloud Computing

CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017 has begun and is bringing together the world’s top experts in open source cloud computing. Their goal is to maintain and promote the development of integrated open source technologies to better deploy and implement cloud computing.

New story! 14 ways being a runner is like working in tech

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 28, 2017 10:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I started running more than a decade after I started working in tech, but I quickly saw similarities between the two activities that take up most my time. I know—and have run with—many people in tech who also happen to be runners, but I suspect my observations work well for other fields, too. I've rounded up a list of ways being a runner is like working in tech. read more

New story! Raspberry Pi based computer offers Real-Time Ethernet

Hilscher is prepping a rugged “netPI” computer that combines a Raspberry Pi 3 with its “netHAT 52-RTE” RPi add-on featuring dual Real-Time Ethernet ports. German Real-Time Ethernet experts Hilscher will soon launch a Raspberry Pi 3-based industrial computer with Real-Time Ethernet support. Hilscher has yet to formally announce the ruggedized netPI computer, but the board […]

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.

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