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A beginner's guide to using Vagrant

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2019 3:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Vagrant describes itself as "a tool for building and managing virtual machine environments in a single workflow. With an easy-to-use workflow and focus on automation, Vagrant lowers development environment setup time, increases production parity, and makes the 'works on my machine' excuse a relic of the past." Vagrant works with a standard format for documenting an environment, called a Vagrantfile. According to Vagrant's website: read more

Edge AI motherboard combines Coffee Lake with MXM-linked Nvidia GPU cards

Ibase unveiled a Linux-supported “MT800M-P” motherboard for AI applications with an 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU and an MXM slot for Nvidia GPU cards. Other features include 4x GbE, 2x DP, PCIe, M.2, and mini-PCIe. After watching the embedded industry squeeze and shrink their products for power- and space-efficient IoT devices, we’ve lately seen a […]

Rock Pi N10 SBC delivers AI-enhanced RK3399Pro starting at $99

Radxa’s “Rock Pi N10” SBC runs Debian or Android 8.1 on an RK3399Pro for $99 (4GB RAM/16GB eMMC), $129 (6GB/32GB), or $169 (8GB/64GB), with the RAM split between the 6x CPU cores and the up to 3-TOPS NPU. The SBC is built around a Vamrs VMARC RK3399Pro SoM. Radxa has gone to Seeed to launch […]

Dell XPS 13 7390 Review: The Best Laptop For Desktop Linux Users

  • Linux.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2019 5:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Dell updates the XPS line almost every year and the latest rollout was announced in October (link to video interview). XPS 13 (7390) is an incremental update to the series, and Dell was kind enough to send me a review unit.

How to Install Apache Maven on Debian 10

Apache Maven is a build automation and software project management tool, mainly used for Java projects. In this tutorial, we will be installing Apache Maven on a Debian 10 system and testing it with a simple java application.

4 ways to control the flow of your awk script

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2019 2:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There are many ways to control the flow of an awk script, including loops, switch statements and the break, continue, and next commands. Sample data Create a sample data set called colours.txt and copy this content into it: read more

Sen. Cantwell Leads With New Consumer Data Privacy Bill

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation; By Adam Schwartz (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2019 1:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
There is a lot to like about U.S. Sen. Cantwell’s new Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA). It is an important step towards the comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation that we need to protect us from corporations that place their profits ahead of our privacy.

Fedora Desktops - Memory Footprints

There are over 40 desktops in Fedora. Each desktop has it’s own strengths and weaknesses. Usually picking a desktop is a very personal preference based on features, looks, and other qualities. Sometimes, what you pick for a desktop is limited by hardware constraints. This article is to help people compare Fedora desktops based on the […]

Spice up your Linux desktop with Cinnamon

When GNOME 3 was released, some GNOME users were not ready to give up GNOME 2. The Linux Mint project was so dissatisfied with GNOME 3 that it started its own desktop as an alternative, and thus the Cinnamon desktop was born.

SMARC module runs Linux on power-sipping i.MX8M Nano

Congatec’s SMARC form-factor “Conga-SMX8-Nano” module runs Linux or Android on NXP’s under 2W TDP, quad -A53 i.MX8M Nano. Features include 2GB RAM, up to 128GB eMMC, a GbE controller, MIPI-CSI, LVDS, anbd optional -40 to 85°C support. Congatec added to its line of SMARC 2.0 modules running NXP i.MX8 processors with a Conga-SMX8-Nano module featuring […]

What we risk when we open up to customers (and why its worth it)

  • Opensource.com; By Tracy Giuliani (Posted by bob on Dec 4, 2019 6:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Customer empowerment is one consequence of digital transformation. And as we explained in the first part of this series, it's a powerful one. Empowering customers can deepen their relationship with your organization—but it won't work if they don't trust you. In this article, we'll explain how acting openly can create that foundation of trust—and why it can lead to business success.

How to write a security integration module for Ansible

  • Opensource.com; By Adam Miller (Posted by bob on Dec 4, 2019 3:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy. It allows you to avoid writing scripts or custom code to deploy and update your applications, systems, and various classifications of network-attached devices.

AMD's unveils Ryzen Embedded mini-PC ecosystem, including new OnLogic systems

AMD has launched an “open ecosystem” for mini-PCs running on its Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 CPUs including new Linux-ready models such as OnLogic’s ML100G-40 and MC510-40, EEPD’s BoxPC-NUCV and -NUCR, and the previously announced Simply NUC Sequoia. Here we take a closer look at the OnLogic systems. AMD has announced a Ryzen Embedded “open […]

Why use the Pantheon desktop for Linux Elementary OS

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 4, 2019 8:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Would you pay $20 for a Linux desktop? I would, and in fact, I regularly choose to pay more than that when I download free software! The reason I do this is that open source is worth it. For a copy of Elementary OS, US$ 20 happens to be the default asking price (you can download it for $1 or even $0 if you can't afford anything more). What you get in return is an excellent and heavily curated distribution that ships with its own Pantheon desktop design. read more

How to Configure Automatic Package Updates on CentOS 8

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Dec 4, 2019 6:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up automatic update packages on CentOS 8. This ensures that the system automatically downloads packages and performs updates without manual intervention.

Cheat sheet for Java syntax

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 4, 2019 5:43 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Java is an open source programming language specifically designed to create universal applications that run on any operating system, open source or otherwise. It achieves this apparent magic by using a runtime specific to each OS. This runtime interprets the Java code so that the application runs as expected. It's an effective method that enables programmers to write their code once but deliver it to all computers that run Java (Linux, BSD, Windows, and Mac, to name the common ones). read more

It's Hipp to be square: What happened when SQLite creator met GitHub

The 'Hub is not really about Git any more, says Fossil architect. The mind behind the SQLite open-source database and Fossil SCM bug-tracking system had a lot to say about his recent meeting with the GitHub team.…

News from Firefox on Mobile, Private Network and Desktop

As the year comes to a close, we look back at what we’ve accomplished. As recently noted in the press, this year may be the mark of our privacy-renaissance. We’ve built additional privacy protections in the browser which included blocking third party tracking cookies and cryptomining by default and created an easy-to-view report which shows the trackers that follow you and collect your online browsing habits and interests.

Questions About .org

Last month, the Internet Society (ISOC) announced plans to sell the Public Interest Registry (PIR) — the organization that manages all the dot org domain names in the world — …

An idiots guide to Kubernetes, low-code developers, and other industry trends

As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

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