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UBports Recommends Buying Fairphone 2, OnePlus One or Nexus 5 as Ubuntu Phones

Continuing our coverage on the UBports' Unity 8 and Ubuntu Touch plans, we've got word from Marius Quabeck, who's now the new community manager for UBports, about some of the aspects that remained unclear since the last Q&A.

Pico-ITX Apollo Lake SBC offers multiple expansion options

Axiomtek’s PICO313 Pico-ITX SBC extends Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs with 2x mini-PCIe slots, 2x homegrown connectors, and an I/O board with real-world ports. The 100 x 72mm PICO313 can be considered as a more “embedded” spin of the similarly Intel Apollo Lake based PICO312 Pico-ITX board. The only real-world coastline ports are available on a […]

What to do when you're feeling underutilized

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2017 3:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A few weeks ago, on one of many trips I take to visit team members in different locations around the world, I was having a one-on-one conversation with an associate who I’ve only spoken to a few times. This person has a strong reputation for doing high-quality work and expertly navigating complicated dynamics with stakeholders and other team members. He wanted to let me know that another person on the team, somebody who was relatively new and who probably would not be comfortable coming to me directly, might be in danger of quitting. read more

Wrapping Up the Mars Lander

In my last few articles ("Let's Go to Mars with Martian Lander" and "Mars Lander, Take II: Crashing onto the Surface"), I've been building a variant on the classic video game Lunar Lander, with a few simplificatio

A Set of Post Installation Shell Scripts for Ubuntu, Fedora & Solus

Post Installation Shell Scripts can simplify the Linux tweaks.

A new approach to embedded scripting and developing for IoT with mJS

In my previous article, I talked about IoT (Internet of Things) and connecting physical objects ("things") to the internet. I've discussed how Mongoose OS, an open source operating system for IoT, makes programming microcontrollers in JavaScript easy for both newbies and professional developers. read more

16 Practical Examples of Linux LS command for Beginners

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2017 10:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Whenever it's required to take a look at the contents of a directory on the command line in Linux, ls is the command that's used. It lists the contents sorted in alphabetical order. While that's the tool's basic usage, it offers a plethora of features (in the form of command line options) that help you in several circumstances. In this tutorial, we will discuss the usage of some of these command line options through easy to understand examples.

Raspberry Pi pulse generator HAT targets motor control

CNC Design’s “Pulse Train Hat” is a Raspberry Pi add-on that generates variable frequency pulses for automation systems such as stepper/servo motors. CNC Design Limited has launched a Pulse Train Hat (PTHAT) add-on board for the Raspberry PI designed to “make motor control easy, fast and accurate.” The Raspberry Pi HAT compliant board lets customers […]

Docker Opens Ups Container Platform with LinuxKit and Moby Project

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 18, 2017 7:48 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
At Dockercon 17, Docker announced a pair of new projects to help developers and organizations build their own container-optimized Linux platforms.

How to deal with leaving an open source project

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2017 6:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In early 2015, I decided to leave my job, a job that I'd been at for just over two years. Nobody among my family and friends was surprised that I was pursuing another position. Making this move was a common thing to do, especially in the technology industry where we tend to change jobs frequently. read more

ADAS development system runs Linux on TI’s TDA2X

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2017 5:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
D3 Engineering’s “DesignCore RVP-TDA2x Development Kit for ADAS” taps TI’s TDA2x, Jacinto 6, or AM562x, and offers a 3GHz FPD-Link III video input. D3 Engineering’s DesignCore RVP-TDA2x Development Kit for ADAS is a Rugged Vision Platform (RVP) development kit designed for evaluating ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) technology under realistic on-vehicle conditions. Applications include front […]

Grok the GIL: How to write fast and thread-safe Python

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2017 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
When I was six years old, I had a music box. I'd wind it up, and a ballerina revolved on top of the box while a mechanism inside plinked out "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." The thing must have been godawful tacky, but I loved that music box, and I wanted to know how it worked. Somehow I got it open and was rewarded with the sight of a simple device—a metal cylinder the size of my thumb, studded so that as it rotated, it plucked the teeth of a steel comb and made the notes. read more

10 Awesome Games You Can Play on Your Chromebook

While Chromebook is not a typical gaming machine, there are still plenty of games you can play on it. Here are ten awesome games for Chromebook that you can play.

Best Python IDEs For Linux

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Apr 18, 2017 1:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Python is one of the first options thrown at beginners who want to learn to code. And rightly so, it is easy to get started with and is powerful enough to begin real-world projects. Python is employed in all areas of development, from software to websites and so much more. Python allows developers to work quickly and integrate systems more effectively. To get started with Python, you need to choose an IDE. There are many python IDEs available but which one do you choose.

Is Mastodon the new social media star, or imploding black hole?

Mastodon is a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) decentralized microblogging platform. It is a piece of software that has been written by Eugen Rochko to enable users to use the social network as an "alternative to commercial platforms."

AV Linux 2017.4.9 Distro Is Aligned with the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Repos

The development team behind the Debian-based AV Linux distribution targeted towards audio and video enthusiasts announced the release of AV Linux 2017.4.9.

Red Hat steps up its Kubernetes game with OpenShift Container 3.5

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2017 9:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
Kubernetes, the open-source system for managing Docker and Rkt containers across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, grows every more popular. So, it's no surprise that Red Hat, with its intention to become a cloud power, is embracing OpenShift Container Platform 3.5. Red Hat wants you to manage your cloud containers with OpenShift Container Platform 3.5.

What will OpenStack R be Named?

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 18, 2017 8:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
That time again, when members of the OpenStack community vote on the release name for the upcoming series of milestones. The current release is called Ocata, the next release is code named Pike and is set to debut August 28. The release after Pike, is named Quest andopenstack should be out early 2018.

How to move Linux Home to ZFS

  • Freedom Penguin; By Dave Bechtel (Posted by extradudeguy on Apr 18, 2017 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Recently, I had an issue with a P2V VM (physical PC converted to virtual machine) where /home was running out of space and needed to be expanded. My /home in this case was a completely separate virtual disk (sdb) that was 10GB, and I needed to restore a multiple-GB Thunderbird email archive.

Module runs Linux on new octa-core RZ/G1H SoC, has nano-ITX carrier

iWave’s rugged “iW-RainboW-G21M-Q7” COM debuts the octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H, and adds 2GB DDR3, 4GB eMMC, and support for GbE, SATA 3.1, USB 3.0, and PCIe. iWave’s Qseven 2.0 form-factor iW-RainboW-G21M-Q7 computer-on-module, also referred to as the “RZ/G1H SOM,” appears to be the first embedded board showcasing the recently announced, octa-core RZ/G1H SoC from Renesas.

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