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PostgreSQL, managing Windows with Ansible, and more news

In our second monthly Ansible Around The Web, we're sharing a smorgasbord of useful Ansible information for your delectation. Read on to find stories and videos relating to databases, security, VMware, Infoblox, and Windows! If you find an interesting Ansible story on your travels, please send us the link via Mark on Twitter, and the Ansible Community team will curate the best submissions. On with the show… read more

What's your favorite open source BI software?

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 5, 2019 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
Open source software has come a long way since the Open Source Initiative was founded in February 1998. Back then, the thought of releasing source code anyone could change scared many commercial software vendors. Now, according to Red Hat's 2019 State of Enterprise Open Source survey, 99% of IT leaders say open source software plays at least a "somewhat important" role in their enterprise IT strategy. read more

Navigating the filesystem with relative paths at the command line

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 5, 2019 7:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you’re on your way to work, but you stop by a deli for breakfast first, you don’t go back home after breakfast so you can restart your journey. Instead, you continue from where you are because you understand where your office is located relative to your current location. Navigating your computer is the same way. If you change your working directory in a terminal to a subdirectory, such as Pictures, you don’t necessarily have to go home again just to make your way into Documents. Instead, you use a relative path. read more

Protect your privacy on the internet

The idea that internet privacy is important only if you have something to hide is a misconception, says Nathan Handler. Privacy is something we should all care about to protect ourselves and the people we communicate with, whether or not we're doing anything wrong or embarrassing, he says.

The fastest open source CPU ever, Facebook shares AI algorithms fighting harmful content, and more news

  •; By Lauren Maffeo (Posted by bob on Aug 4, 2019 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we share Facebook's choice to open source two algorithms for finding harmful content, Apple's new role in the Data Transfer Project, and more news you should know.

New long-term support version of Linux Mint desktop released

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 4, 2019 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Mint
The best Linux desktop gets a refresh that will last users until 2023.

Episode 24: A Chat About Redis Labs

Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Yiftach Shoolman of Redis Labs about Redis, Open Source licenses, company culture and more.

How to Deploy Nginx Load Balancing on Kubernetes Cluster on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 3, 2019 9:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Kubernetes is a free and open-source container orchestration system that can be used to deploy and manage container. In this tutorial, we will learn how to setup Nginx load balancing with Kubernetes on Ubuntu 18.04.

Getting started with the BBC Microbit

Whether you are a maker, a teacher, or someone looking to expand your Python skillset, the BBC:Microbit has something for you. It was designed by the British Broadcasting Corporation to support computer education in the United Kingdom. The open hardware board is half the size of a credit card and packed with an ARM processor, a three-axis accelerometer, a three-axis magnetometer, a Micro USB port, a 25-pin edge connector, and 25 LEDs in a 5x5 array. read more

Where the Internet Gets Real

Local is the frontier of truth at the dawn of our Digital Age.

New research article type embeds live code and data

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 3, 2019 12:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While science is supposed to be about building on each other's findings to improve our understanding of the world around us, reproducing and reusing previously published results remains challenging, even in the age of the internet. The basic format of the scientific paper—the primary means through which scientists communicate their findings—has more or less remained the same since the first papers were published in the 18th century. read more

LibreOffice handlers defend suite's security after 'unfortunately partial' patch

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 3, 2019 10:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
When is a macro not a macro? When it comes with the product, apparently Interview The Document Foundation, custodian of LibreOffice, has defended the suite's security after attempts to patch a code execution flaw turned out to be "partial".…

Understanding file paths and how to use them in Linux

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 3, 2019 5:29 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
A file path is the human-readable representation of a file or folder’s location on a computer system. You’ve seen file paths, although you may not realize it, on the internet: An internet URL, despite ancient battles fought by proprietary companies like AOL and CompuServe, is actually just a path to a (sometimes dynamically created) file on someone else’s computer. read more

Linux heads for space in hardened Ai-RIO computer

Aitech announced that its VxWorks-driven “Ai-RIO” computer, which is available in separate Space and Mil/Aero configurations, now offers a Linux BSP. The rugged Ai-RIO runs on a PowerPC-based NXP P1020 and offers radiation resistance and modular I/O expansion. Commercial space travel is on the verge of becoming a major market for embedded computing. Much of […]

IBM ships software portfolio into containers thanks to Red Hat providing the packaging

Spreads the Openshift love around for Cloud Paks. There are many reasons for IBM’s recent purchase of Red Hat, but one of them became apparent today - the Big Blue has announced that it has packed more than 100 products across its software portfolio into containers, designed for Red Hat’s OpenShift.…

GNOME and KDE work together on the Linux desktop

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 2, 2019 6:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME, KDE, Linux
Fragmentation has long been a problem for the Linux desktop, but now the two biggest open-source desktop foundations are joining forces.

Machine vision controller offers PoE and real-time vision I/O

Axiomtek’s “IPS962-512-PoE” embedded vision PC supports 6th or 7th Gen Intel chips and offers 4x PoE-ready GbE, PCIe, 4x USB 3.0, modular I/O expansion, and real-time vision-specific I/O with microsecond-scale and LED lighting control. Axiomtek has launched a IPS962-512-PoE machine vision controller with modular I/O expansion, isolated I/O interfaces, and real-time controls. The latter include […]

Valve proposes game-friendly changes to the Linux kernel

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 2, 2019 3:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
Valve has long wanted Linux to be a serious gaming platform. It's now taking its efforts into the Linux kernel itself.

How to migrate from Microsoft Exchange Server to ONLYOFFICE

ONLYOFFICE is an open-source solution that comprises online editors for text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations combined with the groupware platform: mail, projects, CRM, calendar, chat. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to switch from MS Exchange and transfer users, mailboxes, and messages to ONLYOFFICE.

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