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Linux-ready computer monitors condition of industrial equipment

The MCM-100 appears to be the first “machine condition monitoring edge platform” ever to appear on LinuxGizmos, although it’s similar in many ways to other data acquisition computers. The embedded computer provides 24-bit data sampling to provide “continuous 24/7 data collection and vibration measurement with maximized precision and sampling rates.” Targeted devices for data acquisition and vibration measurement include rotating machinery such as lifting devices, vacuum pumps, and air compressors, as well as tooling and plant and automation equipment.

Getting started with Jenkins Pipelines

Jenkins is a well-known open source continuous integration and continuous development automation tool. It has an excellent supporting community, and hundreds of plugins and developers have been using it for years. 

Toughened up box PC has 6th or 7th Gen CPUs and multiple PCI/PCIe options

Arbor’s rugged, Linux-ready “FPC-7900” box PC supports Intel 6th or 7th Gen Core and Xeon-E3 chips with 2x SATA, 6x USB 3.0, 6x serial, 3x GbE, and 4x display ports, plus three optional mixes of PCI and PCIe expansion.

How open source is democratizing technology, upcoming events in North America, and more news

Open source software is one of the most powerful tools today's developers have at their disposal. In a recent Forbes article, Laurence Bradford stated, "It allows individual developers to benefit from and build off the work of entire development communities, harnessing that power instead of starting from scratch."

Get the FTP outta here, says Firefox

Mozilla developers have decided to block requests for File Transfer Protocol (FTP) subresources inside web pages. A bug report and Intent to implement notice suggest the change will land in Firefox 61. The browser’s currently at version 59, with 61 due in May 2018.

Awesome GNOME extensions for developers

Extensions add immense flexibility to the GNOME 3 desktop environment. They give users the advantage of customizing their desktop while adding ease and efficiency to their workflow. The Fedora Magazine has already covered some great desktop extensions such as EasyScreenCast, gTile, and OpenWeather. This article continues that coverage by focusing on extensions tailored for developers.

OSI's Simon Phipps on Open Source's Past and Future

It would be difficult for anyone who follows Linux and open source to have missed the 20th birthday of open source in early February. This was a dual celebration, actually, noting the passing of 20 years since the term "open source" was first coined and since the formation of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), the organization that decides whether software licenses qualify to wear that label.

Git turns 12, Linux and SSH commands to know, Python programming, and more

Git turned 12 on April 7, and we celebrated with 12 Git tips. Keep reading for the full list of reader favorites from April 2-8.

5 steps to building a cloud that meets your users needs

  • Opensource.com; By Cameron Wyatt and Ian Tewksbury (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 10, 2018 1:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
However you define it, a cloud is simply another tool for your users to perform their part of your organization's value stream. It can be easy when talking about any new paradigm or technology (the cloud is arguably both) to get distracted by the shiny newness of it. Conversations can quickly devolve into feature wish lists set off by a series of never-ending questions, all of which you probably have already considered:

Rise of the Tomb Raider Coming to Linux This Month, phpMyAdmin New Release, Canonical's Kernel Update for RPi 2 and More

Feral Interactive confirms: "Lara Croft is returning to Linux in Rise of the Tomb Raider later this month, shortly after macOS. Specs will be announced closer to launch. In the meantime, gear up for adventure with our Linux livestream tomorrow at 6PM BST / 10AM PDT on Twitch."

4 ways to engage your organizations various stakeholders

I've spent most of my professional life helping organizations be more open to their stakeholders. I'm a partner in a consulting company in Chile, whose typical customer is a for-profit organization wishing to develop some kind of public works project (for example, an electricity generation station, a transmission line, a mine, a road, an airport, or something similar). Projects like these typically aim to fill a social need—but they're often intended for locations where development and operation can have negative impacts (or, in economic terms, "externalities").

Configure WordPress with W3 Total Cache and CloudFlare CDN in LAMP

This guide will show you how to increase WordPress website load speed with W3 Total Cache Plugin and a CloudFlare CDN free account. In this tutorial, Wordpress CMS system is installed on top of a LAMP stack (Linux + Apache HTTP server + MariaDB RDBMS and PHP) on a Debian 9 server.

Future Proof Your SysAdmin Career: Getting Certified

In today’s rapidly changing system administration landscape, skills and credentials count for a lot, but professional certification can also make a difference. With that in mind, let's take a look at five valuable types of certification for sysadmins along with relevant training options.

Ecere SDK: A cross-platform toolkit for GUIs and graphics

Take a look at the 20-year history of the Ecere software development kit, now powering the GNOSIS GIS mapping software.

What you should know about CephFS

Today, new storage system interfaces are created regularly to resolve emerging challenges in distributed storage. For example, Amazon Simple Storage Service [S3] (an opaque object store) and Amazon Elastic Block Storage [EBS] (a virtual machine image provider) both provide an essential, scalable storage service within a cloud ecosystem; however even with these new technologies, the conventional file system remains the most-widely used storage interface in computing.

Linux expr command tutorial for beginners (with examples)

Sometimes, while working on the command line (especially when dealing with a shell script), you may find yourself in a situation where you have to perform actions like searching for a substring in a string, finding its index, as well as other things like performing comparisons and arithmetic operations. For those who aren't in the know, there exists a command line utility - dubbed expr - that lets you do all this.

Welcome Michael DeAngelo, Chief People Officer

As Chief People Officer, Michael is responsible for all aspects of HR and Organizational Development at Mozilla Corporation with an overall focus on ensuring we’re building and growing a resilient, high impact global organization as a foundation for our next decade of growth and impact.

Install Wordpress on LAMP in Debian 9

This tutorial will show you on how to install and configure the latest version WordPress on top of a LAMP stack in Debian 9 - Stretch. Wordpress, without a doubt, is one of the most popular open-source Content Management System or CMS used in these days for internet publishing, which powers more than 60 million websites worldwide, whether small blogging sites or notable huge name brands.

How to install and setup Plex Media Server Ubuntu 16.04

Plex is a free and open source feature-rich media library platform that provides a way to store all your movies, shows, and other media in one place. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 16.04.

WPS Office 2016 for Linux

Promising the world's best office experience for the Linux community, WPS Software presents WPS Office 2016 for Linux: a high-performing yet considerably more affordable alternative to Microsoft Office that is fully compatible with and comparable to the constituent PowerPoint, Excel and Word applications. The WPS Office suite, with more than 1.2 billion installs across all platforms, is a complete office suite, including Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheets and a built-in PDF reader. Linux, Windows, Android and iOS versions are available.

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