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How to Install Elgg Social Network on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Elgg is a free, open source and self-hosted social networking application that can be used to create your own social networking website. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Elgg with Apache web server on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

Getting Started with Scilab

Introducing one of the larger scientific lab packages for Linux. Scilab is meant to be an overall package for numerical science, along the lines of Maple, Matlab or Mathematica. Although a lot of built-in functionality exists for all sorts of scientific computations, Scilab also includes its own programming language...

7 open source platforms to get started with serverless computing

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 15, 2018 6:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The term serverless has been coming up in more conversations recently. Let’s clarify the concept, and those related to it, such as serverless computing and serverless platform. read more

How to install a device driver on Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 15, 2018 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
One of the most daunting challenges for people switching from a familiar Windows or MacOS system to Linux is installing and configuring a driver. This is understandable, as Windows and MacOS have mechanisms that make this process user-friendly. For example, when you plug in a new piece of hardware, Windows automatically detects it and shows a pop-up window asking if you want to continue with the driver's installation. You can also download a driver from the internet, then just double-click it to run a wizard or import the driver through Device Manager. read more

New Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ unveiled

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is a smaller, cheaper, lower-powered Pi 3 and it's on sale now at just US$ 25. The newest Pi is ideal for projects in which you need the speed and processing power of the Pi 3 but can live without ethernet, multiple USB ports, and extra RAM. read more

Analyzing the DNA of DevOps

  • Opensource.com; By Willy-Peter Schaub (Posted by bob on Nov 15, 2018 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
If you were to analyze the DNA of DevOps, what would you find in its ancestry report? This article is not a methodology bake-off, so if you are looking for advice or a debate on the best approach to software engineering, you can stop reading here. Rather, we are going to explore the genetic sequences that have brought DevOps to the forefront of today's digital transformations.

Your Privacy Focused Holiday Shopping Guide

For the second year, Mozilla is releasing *Privacy Not Included. We’ll help you identify which connected devices provide robust privacy and security features — and which ones don’t. 

OpenStack: Beyond the cloud

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Nov 15, 2018 3:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
OpenStack has made it clear it will be doing more than IaaS cloud. Let's look at what the foundation is doing in containers, edge-computing, and CI/CD.

Variscite unveils its first i.MX8X module

Variscite’s “VAR-SOM-MX8X” COM runs Linux or Android on NXP’s up to quad -A35 core i.MX8X SoC with up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC, plus WiFi/BT, dual GbE controllers, and -40 to 85°C support. Variscite has launched its first i.MX8X-based computer-on-module. The 67.6 x 51.6mm VAR-SOM-MX8X runs Yocto Project based Linux or Android ......

Is your startup built on open source? 9 tips for getting started

When I started Gluu in 2009, I had no idea how difficult it would be to start an open source software company. Using the open source development methodology seemed like a good idea, especially for infrastructure software based on protocols defined by open standards. By nature, entrepreneurs are optimistic—we underestimate the difficulty of starting a business. However, Gluu was my fourth business, so I thought I knew what I was in for. But I was in for a surprise! read more

How to Install Collaborative Real-time Editor Etherpad on Ubuntu 18.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2018 10:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step to install and configure the Etherpad-lite on Ubuntu 18.04 Server. Etherpad is a real-time collaborative editor based on Node.js.

Reality2.0 - Episode 7: Sounding Alarms

  • Linux Journal; By Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2018 9:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Kyle Rankin about about sounding alarms in various communities.

How to use systemd-nspawn for Linux system recovery

For as long as GNU/Linux systems have existed, system administrators have needed to recover from root filesystem corruption, accidental configuration changes, or other situations that kept the system from booting into a "normal" state. read more

Meet TASBot, a Linux-Powered Robot Playing Video Games for Charity

Can a Linux-powered robot play video games faster than you? Only if he takes a hint from piano rolls...and doesn't desync.

Mark Shuttleworth is not selling Canonical or Ubuntu -- yet

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2018 5:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth might consider selling Canonical and its Ubuntu Linux operating system, if he were still in charge of it afterwards.

VS Code Live Share plugin

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2018 4:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Contributing to Open Source projects leads to collaborating with people around the world this is traditionally done via emails or instant messages. But with the rise of extreme programing practices like pair programing being able to remotely share a code editor is a great feature. VS Code has a plugin Live Share that does just […]

Meet TiDB: An open source NewSQL database

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2018 12:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
As businesses adopt cloud-native architectures, conversations will naturally lead to what we can do to make the database horizontally scalable. The answer will likely be to take a closer look at TiDB. read more

This under-$6 SBC runs Linux on RISC-V based C-SKY chip

Hangzhou C-SKY has launched a “C-SKY Linux Development Board” for $5.60 and up, featuring a RISC-V derived, 574MHz C-SKY GX6605S CK610M SoC, 64MB DDR2, an HDMI port, and 2x USB 2.0 ports. Last month, Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems Co. announced Linux 4.20~5.0 kernel support for its new RISC-V based C-SKY CK810 SoC design. Now, Hangzhou C-SKY […]

How to Install and Configure OrangeScrum on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2018 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
OrangeScrum is a free and open source project management and collaboration tool. It is used to manage projects, teams, documents, task, and communicate with the team on important issues. In this tutorial, we will explain how to install and configure OrangesCrum on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server.

Microsoft lobs Windows 10, Server October 2018 update at world, minus its file-nuking 'feature', after actually doing some testing

  • The Register; By Gareth Corfield (Posted by bob on Nov 14, 2018 3:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Wow, what a novel concept: 'Extensive internal validation' Is the Windows October 2018 update here again? Did it ever exist previously? Are we all in a feverish dream where the latest version, build 1809, is stable and fit for purpose, and Patch Tuesday was totally uneventful? Our finger hovers over the "no" button, but we live in hope of someone one day fitted a "yes" key.…

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