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Speaking of electronics, Arduino Day is March 28. Check out the article we just published of 6 Arduino projects to tinker with by staff Alex Sanchez.
The popular GitHub website suffered a minor service outage on March 26 due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. At the moment, the website appears to work properly on our end, but some users still report intermittent connectivity with Git operations.
Waartaa is an open source communication and collaboration tool. It is an IRC client focussed to overcome the subtle disadvantages of existing clients. It is a web based IRC client as a service, facilitating some extremely useful services such as: centralised logging, unique Identity, global access, notifications, responsiveness to devices and displays across multiple clients.
Deploying Mejiro (or any PHP-based application for that matter) for production use usually requires a dedicated web server like Apache or lighttpd. However, it’s possible to run Mejiro using PHP’s built-in server.
After announcing the release of the Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta, Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 2, and Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 2, it is now time to take a quick look at the Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 operating system, which has been unleashed earlier today.
A lot has changed since the first Arduino board arrived a decade ago. Today, the Arduino family has grown to include more than two dozen low-cost, open hardware boards and an active community of more than 250,000 tinkerers.
What I see across the Linux landscape, however, often takes me by surprise. While Microsoft and Apple continue to push the idea of the user interface forward, a good amount of the Linux community seems bent on holding us in a perpetual state of "90s computing."
A group of technology companies, non-profits and privacy and human rights organizations have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, the director of national intelligence and a wide range of Congressional leaders, calling for an end to the bulk collection of phone metadata under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Some of you might be aware of the fact that about a week ago, on March 18, Carsten Munk, Chief Research Engineer at Jolla, published an interesting article on his blog, where he claimed that BQ is not offering a GPL license for the Linux kernel that powers the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device.
In this blog post we will show you how to install Baun CMS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with Nginx. Baun CMS is a modern, lightweight and extensible flat-file CMS, with no database and administration backend and is a perfect solution for small websites. The main advantages of a flat-file CMS systems are simplicity, portability, security, speed and version control. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.
Linux-based operating systems are a staple in my computing life. With that said, as much as I love the kernel and associated distributions, my true love is the GNOME 3 desktop environment. While version 3 has historically been a rather polarizing desktop, its subsequent point releases have greatly improved its reputation.
We are extremely happy to report that the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone, which will be known forever as the first Ubuntu Phone device made, has just arrived today at our headquarters in the European Union, so we’ve decided to make a short unboxing video to show you guys what’s in the box.