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.

New story! Protect Your Online Privacy With The Tor Browser Bundle

For anyone looking to protect their privacy online, Tor is an invaluable tool. It is both one of the most reliable ways to hide your identity and one of the easiest to use. There are multiple different ways to use Tor, but the simplest and quickest is the Tor Browser bundle. It is a self-contained Tor installation coupled with a specially configured Firefox installation designed to get you up an running with as few hassles and as little configuration as possible.

New story! Latest Linux Maker Boards Gamble on Diversity

As usual, last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany was primarily focused on commercial embedded single board computers (SBCs), computer-on-modules, and rugged industrial systems for the OEM market. Yet, we also saw a growing number of community-backed maker boards, which, like most of the commercial boards, run Linux.

New story! Red Hat software-defined storage takes another step forward

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2017 10:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat has just released Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2.

New story! grep vs AWK vs Ruby, and a uniq disappointment

In my data-cleaning work I often make up tallies of selected individual characters from big, UTF-8-encoded data files. What's the best way to do this? As shown below, I've tried grep/sort/uniq, AWK and Ruby, and AWK's the fastest. The trials also revealed an unexpected problem with the uniq program in GNU coreutils.

New story! How To bash compare numbers

In Bash shell scripting we can perform comparison of the numbers. To perform bash compare numbers operation you need to use “test” condition within if else loop. This Post will quickly tell you how to bash compare numbers.

New story! openSUSE Tumbleweed: A Linux distribution on the leading edge

I have been using openSUSE for a long time -- basically, for as long as there has been an openSUSE. I used the "stable" numbered releases at first, but that was a typical "point-release" distribution, which got major updates in complete new releases which were made every six months or so. I like to keep up with the latest Linux developments, so when the original (unofficial) Tumbleweed distribution came along, I gave it a try -- and I have never gone back.

New story! How to Install CachetHQ on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Mar 26, 2017 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to install CachetHQ on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MySQL and Apache2.

New story! FedEx paying five dollars to install Flash

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2017 12:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole FedEx is offering customers US$5 to enable Adobe Flash in their browsers.…

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