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Facebook's computer vision tool, Linux at 25, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2016 3:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Facebook releasing more open source code, examining the success of Linux on its 25th birthday, Uganda's government moving to embrace open source, and more. Open source news roundup for August 21-27, 2016 read more

Vale, LOGO creator Seymour Papert, who taught us that code can be creative play

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2016 1:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Arduino-fiddling kids, and the rest of us, owe Papert a debt of gratitude Back when dinosaurs ruled the Earth and I was a kid, I received the gift of a "100-in-1 Electronics Kit" that taught me the basics of electrical circuit design as I strung pre-cut wires between springy posts. At the very centre of this kit - its beating heart - a single transistor could be wired to work in an amplifier, or AM radio, or tone generator.…

Special Anniversary Edition: This Week in Open Source News

A roundup of this week's news.

Calamares 2.4 Universal Installer Framework Polishes Existing Functionality

A new stable version of the Calamares universal installer framework used by various GNU/Linux distributions as default graphical installer has been released with various improvements and bug fixes.

KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE

I have to confess, KDE has never succeeded in winning me over. During its 3.x days, I found it too much like Windows. When it finally shifted to the next iteration (4.x, aka Plasma), I thought the new additions were interesting, but, as a whole, the platform suffered from serious stability issues. I also gave 5 a try a few times and found it buggy and slow.

Top 5: Alternatives to Office 365, Why do you love Linux?, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2016 5:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
In this week's Top 5, we highlight Docear for researchers, one Linux user's journey in keeping modern firmwares current, 25 reasons our readers love Linux, three command-line music players, and open source web-based office suite alternatives.

Rugged 3.5-inch SBC runs Linux or Android on i.MX6

Logic Supply has introduced a “ICM-3011” 3.5-inch board with a dual-core i.MX6, wide-range power input, and extended temperature operation. Like the recent Pico-ITX form factor ICM-2010 SBC that’s also available in an ICS-2010 mini-PC, the ICM-3011 was built by Taipei-based Embux, and is being distributed and supported by Logic Supply.

Having offended everyone else in the world, Linus Torvalds calls own lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'

Time for a compendium of abuse. Coding curmudgeon Linus Torvalds has gone off on yet another rant: this time against his own lawyers and free software activist Bradley Kuhn.

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Alexander Popov: Linux Kernel Contributor

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Libby Clark (Posted by bob on Aug 26, 2016 11:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Kernel, Linux
Alexander Popov is a Linux system administrator and Linux kernel contributor whose dream is to become a full-time kernel developer. He was one of 14 IT professionals to receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship, announced last week.

LinuxCon: Tracing Linux's Roots, Mapping Its Future

The LinuxCon North America event in Toronto was the last one - in 2017 the Linux Foundation is renaming the event - the Open Source Summit.

The Queue: How did you discover Linux?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 26, 2016 8:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Welcome to The Queue, a new Q&A column I'll be writing for Opensource.com. Although typically I will be answering questions from readers, sometimes I'll switch that around and ask readers a question. With Linux turning 25, I thought it would be interesting to see how we all discovered the operating system. I'll start.

How to Install nginx and google PageSpeed on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

This tutorial shows how to build a nginx .deb package for Ubuntu 16.04 from source that has Google PageSpeed module compiled in. Nginx (engine-x) is an open source and high-performance HTTP server, reverse proxy and IMAP/POP3 proxy server. The outstanding features of Nginx are stability, rich feature set, simple configuration and low resource consumption. Nginx is being used by some of the largest websites on the internet and is gaining more and more popularity in the webmaster community.

'Show-and-Tell' Cool Maker Projects on Hangouts

This live Hangout show looks a lot like a DIY version of one of the morning shows on over-the-air TV -- and if there's any doubt that the maker movement thrives on open source, the first guest's project is all about Python and Arduino. Be sure to check out the cool Star Trek combadge. Beam us up, Mr. Shapiro!

Linux turns 25, with corporate contributors now key to its future

What's the weather in hell today? Linus Torvalds has visited Microsoft at LinuxCon On August 25th, 1991, an unknown Finnish developer posted the following to the comp.os.minix newsgroup:…

First FSFE Summit Will Focus on Social Issues and Strategies

  • Linux.com; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 26, 2016 2:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin Sept. 2-4 at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe's summit.

Preserving languages and cultures in India: The birth of the Tulu Wikipedia

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 26, 2016 1:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After eight years of effort and outreach, the Tulu language Wikipedia has gone live. Wikimedia contributors play a key role in preserving languages and cultures, and tools like the Wikimedia Incubator help new projects like the Tulu Wikipedia get started. read more

LinuxConsole 2.5 Screenshot Tour

This release is designed to be used with children - it's easy to install on old computers with the included Windows Installer. A lot of games and music software are available for use. Both releases boot with BusyBox 1.24.2. Core software and libraries are stored on a Squashfs file system.

Raspberry Pi Foundation's Code Club teaches kids skills to compete in our digital world

In a post-Brexit Britain, Code Club hopes to help provide more opportunities for children and young people to develop the skills that will help them compete in an increasingly digital world. read more

The Sad State of Docker

  • linux-toys; By Phillip Tribble (Posted by rusher81572 on Aug 26, 2016 10:02 AM EDT)
I have always been a big fan of Docker and that is very visible if you regularly read this blog. However, I am very disappointed lately how Docker handled the 1.12 release. I like to think of version 1.12 as a great proof of concept that should not have received the amount of attention that it already received. Let’s dive deep into what I found wrong.

Glances (All in one Place)– An Advanced Real Time System Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Aug 26, 2016 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Glances is a cross-platform curses-based system monitoring tool written in Python. We can say all in one place, like maximum of information in a minimum of space. It uses psutil library to get information from your system.

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