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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.

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.

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.

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.…

5 big ways AI is rapidly invading our lives

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2017 7:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source projects are helping drive artificial intelligence advancements, and we can expect to hear much more about how AI impacts our lives as the technologies mature. Have you considered how AI is changing the world around you already? Let's take a look at our increasingly artificially enhanced universe and consider the bold predictions about our AI-influenced future. read more

How to Use Different Linux Bash Shells in Windows 10

It’s no secret that Linux dominates the cloud, whether it’s a private cloud running on OpenStack or if it’s AWS or Microsoft Azure cloud. Microsoft itself admits that one out of three machines run Linux in Azure cloud. However, as more customers were running Linux, they needed the ability to manage their Linux systems, and Windows 10 lacked Linux tools and utilities.

This Week in Open Source News: Blockchain Helps China Go Green, Old Linux Vulnerability Exposed, and More

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Mar 25, 2017 11:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This week in Linux and open source news, The Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project to help China get greener, an old Linux vulnerability surfaces, and more!

Top 5: Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi, Securing your Raspberry Pi, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi, securing your Raspberry Pi, services for securing your email, making things cheaper with your 3D printer, and why users choose Linux and open source software. Top 5 articles of the week 5. Why do you use Linux and open source software? read more

A Game Boy emulator for the Apple Watch, RPG Maker comes to Linux, and more gaming news

  • Opensource.com; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by bob on Mar 25, 2017 12:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games, Linux
In this bi-weekly open gaming roundup, we take a look at a Game Boy emulator for your Apple Watch, RPG Maker for Linux, Star Citizen switching to Vulkan, and more open gaming news.

Embedded NUC SBC expands upon quad-core -A53 Snapdragon

Seco announced a wireless-ready “SBC-B47-eNUC” SBC that complies with the 4?4-inch eNUC form factor, and runs Linux or Android on a Snapdragon 410E. Seco is prepping its first SBC based on the 101.6 x 101.6mm (4.0 x 4.0-inch) Embedded NUC (eNUC) SBC standard from the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGET). The eNUC form factor […]

How to Install Cerb on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 25, 2017 4:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Cerb is a free and open source web-based application software for collaboration and email automation. It is written in PHP language and uses MySQL/MariaDB as a database. It is used for sending a large number of emails. Here, we will explain how to install Cerb on CentOS 7 server.

Linux-based imaging dev kit targets Basler cameras

Critical Link unveiled an imaging dev kit based on its Cyclone V-based MitySOM-5CSx module, featuring an interface to Basler BCON dart cameras. Critical Link announced a Linux-driven “MitySOM Embedded Imaging Dev Kit” for automation, robotics, motion control, and vision applications based on its Intel Cyclone V based MitySOM-5CSx COM and baseboard.

How to use Java and other NPAPI plugins in Firefox

Mozilla decided to stop supporting NPAPI plugins for Firefox browser two years ago. NPAPI plugins are binary components integrated to the browser. Some well known NPAPI plugins are Flash, Java, and the GNOME Shell web extension. The stock Firefox 52 browser... Continue Reading →

Manjaro: User-Friendly Arch Linux for Everyone

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2017 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Arch, Linux
Manjaro Linux is easy to install and equally as easy to work with, making it suitable for every user -- from beginner to expert.

Five HPC Cost Considerations to Maximize ROI

The benefits of HPC, where computing power and speed are increased dramatically by combining multiple compute nodes into tightly coordinated clusters,

Chemistry on the Desktop

For this article, I thought I'd introduce another chemistry application—specifically, BKChem, a free chemical drawing program. As opposed to many other chemistry applications, BKChem provides both a nice GUI for constructing molecules and a set of chemical analysis tools to look at the properties of the newly constructed molecule.

Which Linux command shell do you prefer?

Which command shell do you prefer? When we asked this question a year ago as a part of our article on open source shell options, over six thousand of you responded, and Bash was the overwhelming winner that time around. But preferences change over time, and we thought it was high time to ask again. Which shell do you use, and why?

How to integrate ONLYOFFICE with Nextcloud

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2017 8:51 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Cloud; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows you how to integrate the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor with Nextcloud by using the Nextcloud ONLYOFFICE integration app. Nextcloud is a fork of the ownCloud project that offers you the ability to run a cloud storage service that you administer and control yourself. ONLYOFFICE is an application to easily create, edit and collaborate on text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online.

2 new tools for creating more accessible projects

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2017 7:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Accessibility has been an afterthought in development for far too long. The result has been costly retrofitting, the risk of inaccessible solutions, and unhappy users. We are where we are because developers often ignore accessibility in hopes that it will resolve on its own. read more

FYI anyone who codes outside work: GitHub has a contract to stop bosses snatching it all

For better work-life balance, work more outside of work In contrast to the restrictions many companies place on their workers, GitHub believes it can loosen the reins through the release of its Balanced Employee Intellectual Property Agreement (BEIPA).…

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