Most people know very little about the hardware in their computers. As a long-time Linux user, I've had my share of frustration while getting my wireless cards, video cards, displays, and other hardware working with my chosen distribution. Proprietary hardware often makes it difficult to determine why an Ethernet controller, wireless controller, or mouse performs differently than we expect. read more
TaskBoard is an open source Kanban-inspired app that can be used to keep track of things that need to get done. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install TaskBoard on Ubuntu 18.04 server.
COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can offer these projects outside the Fedora set of packages. Software in COPR isn’t supported by […]
The first new applications bundle release of the year adds stability, coherence and new features that help users become more comfortable and more productive using KDE software. KDE's file manager, Dolphin, can now show previews of more types of files, including Microsoft Office files, Blender 3D scenes, and EPUB eBooks.
Kontron has launched a “Cab-n-Connect” streaming wireless system for in-flight entertainment with an Atom C3000, dual 802.11ac access points for up to 100 clients, up to 8TB storage, and up to 12-hour batteries. Kontron announced production availability of an “entry-level” Cab-n-Connect P100 wireless streaming platform for in-flight entertainment (IFE) on commercial airplanes. The WiFi streaming […]
This tutorial will walk you through the Craft CMS installation procedure on a fresh Debian 9 server using Nginx as the web server and we will secure the website with a Let's encrypt SSL certificate.
The Eclipse Foundation released the results from its latest IoT Developer Survey of 1,717 Eclipse developers, finding growing use of Linux (76 percent), Arm (70 percent), and MQTT (42 percent). The results of the Eclipse Foundation’s 2019 IoT Developer Survey are out, this time with a larger 1,717-developer sample compared to only 502 in the […]
New Linux kernel, new build. Pull on those flares and perch atop your most precipitous platforms – Canonical has emitted Ubuntu 19.04, aka "Disco Dingo", with its sights set firmly on infrastructure.…
Stacer is an open source tool to monitor the performance of an Ubuntu Desktop. It provides a user-friendly dashboard that can be used to monitor CPU, Memory & Disk Usage, and System cleaner to clean system caches.
This article, which builds on a basic knowledge of the mathematics of vectors, gives an introduction to quantum computing.
Wave Computing’s “TritonAI 64” IP for edge inferencing enables SoCs with up to 6x open-ISA MIPS-64 cores (with SIMD) running Google TensorFlow on a Debian stack plus WaveTensor and WaveFlow technologies for up to 8 TOPS/watt neural processing. Earlier this month, Wave Computing released its first open source MIPS ISA without license fees or royalties, […]
This is the third and final article in a series about interprocess communication (IPC) in Linux. The first article focused on IPC through shared storage (files and memory segments), and the second article does the same for basic channels: pipes (named and unnamed) and message queues. read more
As organizations move toward a new generation of distributed systems and microservice architecture, the DevOps world finds it increasingly difficult to keep up with the hybrid needs of today's application monitoring, and the alerts it generates. Managing this aspect of IT infrastructure has DevOps professionals turning to up-and-coming serverless methodologies for this purpose. The software implementing this process ranges from commercial to open source, and expensive to free. Let's start by looking at the problem itself. What makes managing monitoring and alerts so difficult? read more
"Documentation is a love letter that you write to your future self." —Damian Conway I use Ansible as my personal notebook for documenting coding procedures—both the ones I use often and the ones I rarely use. This process facilitates my work and reduces the time it takes to do repetitive tasks, the ones where specific commands in a certain sequence are executed to accomplish a specific result. read more
Mdadm stands for Multiple Disk and Device Administration. It is a command line tool that can be used to manage software RAID arrays on your Linux PC. This article outlines the basics you need to get started with it. The following five commands allow you to make use of mdadm’s most basic features: Create a […]
Video: Red Hat's new survey of enterprise businesses reveals a world where almost everyone has joined the open-source bandwagon.
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the 12th Blender short film, Chef shifts away from open core toward a 100% open source license, SuperTuxKart's latest release candidate with online multiplayer support, and more. Blender Animation Studio releases Spring read more
AMD unveiled a lower-powered version of the Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC called the Ryzen Embedded R1000 with dual quad-threaded cores, 12-25W TDPs, triple 4K displays, and support for dual 10GbE ports. When AMD unveiled the Ryzen Embedded V1000 in Feb. 2018, the chipmaker claimed the x86-based CPU delivered twice the performance of its earlier R-Series […]
OpenVPN is an open source application that allows you to create a secure private network over the public internet. In this tutorial, we will show you how to step-by-step install and configure OpenVPN on CentOS 7.6. And we will implement the certificate-based OpenVPN authentication.