In a session at this week's Dockercon EU conference in Barcelona, Nathan McCauley, director of security at Docker, detailed recent efforts to improve security and offered insight on innovations yet to come.
If you like GNOME3, you will find that Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 is a good and reliable system for you. Apart from small performance issues in the browser, I had nothing major to report in the "problems" area.
We all need to eat, and we know that good nutrition is an important component of a long and healthy life. Daily we read about genetically modified food and the dangers inherent in a system rife with food that's been altered by biotechnology. And, if you're like me, you begin to wonder, "Where can I get good food?" My wife and daughter have been an inspiration for me to eat better. They want to be able to shake the hand of the person that grew their food. Their inspiration, along with my keen interest in the open source culture, led me to the Open Food Network. read more
Speaking about the enhancements Microsoft has made to Windows 10 in terms of security, Nadella has called the company's latest product ”the most secure operating system,” explaining that it comes with significant improvements in this regard for both consumers and enterprises.
Welcome back to our continuing series on systemd. In an earlier article, we discussed simple commands to manage the services on your Fedora system. Here we are going to discuss a subtlety of systemd that makes it very powerful: masking. Before we... Continue Reading →
Every year on the third Wednesday of November, map geeks around the world (myself included) celebrate GIS Day. Short for geographic information systems, or occasionally geospatial information science, GIS is all about using computer systems to collect, store, analyze, and display geographic data, or really any data that has a spatial component. read more
One of the issues with the Ubuntu Convergence and the ability to use the phone as a PC is the fact that it requires dedicated hardware features on the device, but that might get solved in the future by the Ubuntu team.
CompuLab announced a rugged COM and SBC dev kit based on a Freescale i.MX7 SoC, with up to 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC, plus WiFi, BT, dual GbE ports, and PCIe. CompuLab bills the CL-SOM-iMX7 as the world’s first computer-on-module supporting the Freescale i.MX7 system-on-chip. In September, Toradex announced plans to offer two Linux-ready Colibri […]
From the advent of the printing press to the emergence of the Internet, knowledge has become increasingly abundant and accessible. But as we move into the future, I ponder how accessible, interactive, and understandable knowledge will be as more and more individuals are connected to the Internet and as computing technologies advance. How will the techniques by which we share knowledge change? How will the children of the future learn about science? How will the scientists of the future expand our thinking? I think the answer is Jupyter Notebooks. read more
Canonical has been working on Unity 8 for a long time, and they are always asked about its official launch platform. The latest information from the developers confirms the implementation of Unity 8 as default in Ubuntu 16.10.
Giuseppe Scrivano, the maintainer of the open-source GNU wget command-line download manager utility for GNU/Linux and other UNIX operating systems, announced the release of wget 1.17.
When most people think about working with or trying out the Raspberry Pi, they are usually envisioning using Raspbian. This isn’t by default, but rather because Raspbian is the only OS available for the Raspberry Pi that comes equipped with the tools that we all hear about such as Scratch, Sonic Pi, and support for using the GPIO pins. That’s all changed now with the latest release of Ubuntu MATE for the Raspberry Pi 2.
In this blog article we will show you how to install AutoMySQLBackup on a Linux VPS. AutoMySQLBackup is very useful utility for creating daily, weekly or monthly backups of one or more MySQL databases from one of more MySQL servers.
Canonical's David Planella has published his bi-monthly report about the work done by members of the Ubuntu Community Team during the first two weeks of November 2015.
Arbor Technologies unveiled the “EmCORE-i230G,” a 3.5-inch form-factor SBC featuring Intel Atom E3800 CPUs, a wide array of I/O, and -40 to 85°C operation. Like many other single-board computers targeting applications such as outdoor kiosks or industrial signage, Arbor’s EmCORE-i230G leverages the high-speed processing and graphics performance of Intel’s E3800 processors, along with their low […]
Productivity gains without performance hits SC15 Everyone loves Docker, including Cray, which today announced the addition of container-based virtualization to its official software stack.…
Astra Linux Common Edition Live 20150731 is available. Astra Linux is a Russian Linux-based computer operating system developed to meet the needs of Russian army, other armed forces and intelligence agencies. It provides data protection up to the level of "top secret" in Russian classified information grade. It has been officially certified by Russian Defence Ministry, Federal Service for Technical and Export Control and Federal Security Service.
Aaeon’s fanless, Linux-friendly “Nano-001N” mini-PC is built around a Nano-ITX board with a 5th Gen. Core processor, M.2 storage, and dual DP and GbE ports. The “entry level” Nano-001N, which is billed as Aaeon’s first embedded box PC based on a 120 x 120mm Nano-ITX form factor board, is designed for indoor applications like vending […]
This guide shows how to install Skype using Ubuntu. The Software Centre doesn't show it but the package is there and ready to be installed from the repositories. This guide shows how.
Opensource.com 2015 Holiday Gift Guide. Here it is—the annual Opensource.com holiday gift guide. Our collection of gifts is sure to get kids, adults, and hobbyists geared up and ready for hours of fun coding and creating. We've got 3D printers, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, gadgets, robotics, and more!