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Apache Beam Graduates to Help Define Streaming Data Processing

Open-source effort originally developed from code contributed by Google moves from the Apache incubator to become a Top Level Project

OpenELEC 7.0 Gets First Point Release, Improves SolidRun's CuBox-i4Pro Booting

The last days of 2016 brought us the OpenELEC 7.0 operating system for embedded devices, such as Raspberry Pi, which was based on the Kodi 16.1 open-source media center and allowes users to transform those devices in a HTPC.

SteamVR support for Linux looks like it's getting close

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jan 13, 2017 6:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Thanks to a Twitter tip we have word that it looks as if SteamVR support for Linux might finally be close.

How companies can help employees contribute to open source

I'm a part of the Drupal community, which has more than 100,000 active contributors worldwide. And among them is a growing group of employees who are encouraged by their employers to contribute to open source. These days, finding a seasoned developer whose resume or CV doesn't mention an open source contributionor two (or more) is rare. The best developers know it matters, and it's becoming normal for contributions to help you get, or keep, a job. If you're an employer in technology, you know that. So how can you help your employees contribute to open source? read more

State of the Union: npm

  • Linux.com; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 13, 2017 4:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Ashley Williams, Developer Community and Content Manager for npm, shared some staggering figures associated with the registry in her talk at Node.js Interactive.

Tips for non-native English speakers working on open source projects

The primary language of most open source projects is English, but open source users and contributors span the globe. Non-native speakers face many communication and cultural challenges when participating in the ecosystem. In this article, we will share challenges, how to overcome them, and best practices for easing onboarding of non-native speakers, as non-native English speakers and contributors to OpenStack. We are based in Japan, Brazil, and China, and work daily with the huge OpenStack community that is spread around the world. read more

Open source, 3D printed microscope runs on Raspberry Pi

WaterScope has launched an open source, 3D printable “OpenFlexure” microscope for testing water quality, powered by a Raspberry Pi 3. A Cambridge University spinoff called WaterScope has launched a low-cost, 3D printable microscope called OpenFlexure. The open source microscope, which is controlled by a Raspberry Pi 3 SBC, is designed for low-cost water testing in […]

How to install Apache web server on Fedora

One of the most common uses for any Linux system is as a web server. By far the most prevalent and famous web server is Apache. Apache is readily available in Fedora in pre-packaged form. You can use it to... Continue Reading →

Add Captions with Basic EXIF Data to Photos using ImageMagick

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Jan 13, 2017 12:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Adding a caption containing basic EXIF info such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to a photo can come in useful in many situations. And a simple Bash shell script automates this action.

Collectl – A Powerful Tool to Collect Various Linux Performance Data

Collectl is a feature rich command line utility which collect all the possible data from the system with varies aspect.

New Linux wireless daemon seeks cleaner connection

At ELCE, Intel’s Marcel Holtmann described how a new Internet Wireless Daemon will help to streamline the Linux communications stack for IoT. If you’ve ever used an embedded Linux development device with wireless networking, you’ve likely benefited from the work of Marcel Holtmann, the maintainer of the BlueZ Bluetooth daemon since 2004, who spoke at an Embedded Linux Conference Europe panel in October.

Block Ads on All Your Devices at Home with Pi-hole and an Orange Pi

  • Pi Boards; By Mike Wilmoth (Posted by mwilmoth on Jan 13, 2017 7:31 AM EDT)
Setting up an Orange Pi for ad blocking is cheap, easy, and helps to put my mind at ease about limiting some unwanted ads and traffic to/from my home network.

KDE Kicks Off 2017 in Style with KDE Plasma 5.9 Beta, Brings Back Global Menus

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 13, 2017 6:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE has just announced a few moments ago the release of the Beta version of the forthcoming KDE Plasma 5.9 desktop environment, the next major version following on the work for KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS.

How to Install Nextcloud with Nginx and PHP7-FPM on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 13, 2017 5:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, Linux, PHP
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure the latest Nextcloud 10 release on a CentOS 7 server. I will run Nextcloud with a Nginx web server and PHP7-FPM and use MariaDB as the database system. Nextcloud is a free (Open Source) Dropbox-like software, a fork of the ownCloud project. Nextcloud is written in PHP and JavaScript, it supports many database systems such as, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle Database and SQLite.

KDE Applications 16.12 Gets Its First Point Release, Over 40 Recorded Bugs Fixed

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 13, 2017 4:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Immediately after announcing the release of the KDE Plasma 5.9 Beta desktop environment, the KDE development team was pleased to unveil the first point release of the KDE Applications 16.12 software suite.

KDE Plasma 5.9 Beta Kicks off 2017 in Style

Today KDE releases the beta of this year’s first Plasma feature update, Plasma 5.9. While this release brings many exciting new features to your desktop, we'll continue to provide bugfixes to Plasma 5.8 LTS.

3 Useful VIM Editor Tips and Tricks for Advanced Users

  • Make Tech Easier; By Himanshu Arora (Posted by damien on Jan 13, 2017 1:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
If you are a regular VIM user, here are some of the more advanced tips and tricks for a VIM editor that you can use to improve your productivity.

Qseven COM offers Apollo Lake and a security chip

Portwell’s “PQ7-M108” follows other Qseven 2.1 compliant, 70 x 70mm modules with Intel Apollo Lake processors such as the Advantech SOM-3569, Congatec Conga-QA5, and Seco Q7-B03.

Review: PocketCHIP—Super cheap Linux terminal that fits in your pocket

If you're a Linux user who wants a pocket-size terminal, PocketCHIP from Next Thing Co. fits the bill--and then some.

KDE releases Kirigami UI 2.0

Today, KDE announces the public release of Kirigami UI 2.0 ! All issues that were identified during the ten days of beta testing have been fixed, and Kirigami 2.0 is deemed ready for general use.

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