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Mozillas annual Maker Party begins today!

Mozilla believes success in the 21st century depends on digital literacy: the skills people need to read, write and participate on the web. Maker Party is all about teaching these skills in a fun, hands-on way. Participants meet up with others at events of all sizes to explore the how and why of building apps and webpages with code, design, media and interactive elements.

Zorin OS 9 Screenshot Tour

We are excited to announce the release of Zorin OS 9 Core and Ultimate. The main focus for Zorin OS 9 has been on stability and the refinement of Zorin OS' wide array of incredible features. Firstly, Zorin OS 9 includes a myriad of updated software and bug fixes to ensure that your computer runs better than ever. New applications such as the Firefox web browser and Rhythmbox music player have also been included in this release. EFI boot support has been added, making it easier to get Zorin OS on newer computers (64-bit only). In addition, we have introduced a new Blue desktop theme to the Zorin Theme Changer in complement to the Light and Dark themes. As Zorin OS 9 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS you can expect to receive continuous software updates until 2019.

CloudBees programmer to give talk on how to develop a massively scalable HTTP server

Garrett Smith from CloudBees has been in software engineering for over twenty years. He got introduced to the Erlang programming language while evaluating CouchDB. Along with Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Erlang, Garrett also learned about Python. read more

Ten of the best desktop Linux distributions for your computer

In today's open source roundup: Check out ten of the best desktop Linux distributions. Plus: Amazing Linux supercomputers, and what Linux software are you running?

Improving JPEG Image Encoding

Editor’s Note: Andreas Gal, Mozilla CTO, posted on his blog about Mozilla and the recent release of mozjpeg 2.0 and Facebook’s support for the JPEG encoder. This is reposted below: Images are a big proportion of the data that browsers … Continue reading

$35 OpenWRT SBC targets educational apps

On Indiegogo, DPTechnics is prepping an OpenWRT Linux- and Atheros AR9331-based COM and baseboard combo to create a $35 open source SBC aimed at schools. Belgian father-and-son startup DPTechnics is promoting its new open-spec DPT Board as an educational tool for budding embedded developers. Just as the similarly priced Raspberry Pi has been seeded in U.K. schools, DPTechnics is working with schools in Belgium to integrate the board in their curricula.

Ubuntu 14.04: Is Canonical taking on too much?

  • NetworkWorld; By Tom Henderson (Posted by sjvn on Jul 15, 2014 4:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Cloud, Ubuntu
Some hits and some misses as Canonical tries to cover everything from the smartphone to the desktop to the cloud

CloudBees programmer to give talk on how to develop a massively scalable HTTP server

Garrett Smith from CloudBees has been in software engineering for over twenty years. He got introduced to the Erlang programming language while evaluating CouchDB. Along with Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Erlang, Garrett also learned about Python. read more

KDE Plasma 5 Linux desktop arrives

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Jul 15, 2014 2:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
The popular Linux desktop has its first major renovation in over six years.

Open source to make caring for your health feel wonderful

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 15, 2014 1:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Juhan Sonin wants to influence the world from protein, to policy, to pixel. And, he believes the only way to do that is with open source principles guiding the way. read more

Raspberry Pi B+, CentOS 7 and RHEL 5.11

B+ isn't such a bad grade after all

Install Octopress on a CentOS 6 VPS

Octopress is a static blogging framework built on top of Jekyll.

How to check RPM package dependencies on Fedora, CentOS or RHEL

A typical RPM package on Red Hat-based systems requires all its dependent packages be installed to function properly. For end users, the complexity of such RPM dependency is hidden by package managers (e.g., yum or DNF) during package install/upgrade/removal process. However, if you are a sysadmin or a RPM maintainer, you need to be well-versed […]Continue reading... The post How to check RPM package dependencies on Fedora, CentOS or RHEL appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to list all files contained in a RPM package How to install RPM Fusion on Fedora or CentOS How to find what package a file belongs to on CentOS or Fedora How to fix yum errors on CentOS, RHEL or Fedora How to install .rpm packages behind proxy

How DreamHost is reinventing itself with OpenStack

Founded in 1997, DreamHost is a seasoned internet business home to over 400,000 happy customers, 1.5 million sites and applications, and hundreds of thousands of installs of WordPress, the dominant open source CMS. Open source is in our blood, and has powered every aspect of our services since 1997. DreamHost is built on a foundation of Perl, Linux, Apache, MySQL, and countless other open source projects. In our 16+ years of existence, DreamHost has seen the realities of internet applications and hosting drastically evolve. Our journey to the cloud requires a bit of history and context, so let’s dive right in. read more

A call to arms for open source!

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 15, 2014 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For both my friend and me, open source has been critical to how we live our lives. It's not a job or a career, but a calling. read more

Raspberry Pi supercomputer tutorial

Now that you have built your own Raspberry Pi-based supercomputer, learn the basics of how to write Python code to take advantage of all of this power

Last but not least, Linux support arrives for Chrome Remote Desktop

After pushing Chrome Remote Desktop to mobile, Google has finally announced official beta Linux support for its remote access and administration product. Earlier this year, Chrome Remote Desktop support was extended from Windows and OS X to Android, allowing users of the extension to get remote access to their Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops from the Chrome browser. But while Google promised that iOS support would come later this year, at the time there was no mention of equivalent support for remote access from a Linux machine.

HandyLinux 1.6 Screenshot Tour

HandyLinux 1.6 has been released. HandyLinux is a Debian-based distribution that features a novice-friendly start menu with application launchers and Internet bookmarks. The just-announced version 1.6 is the project's first release that merges the French and English flavours into one download, available for the i486 and i686 (PAE) architectures.

Initiate Redhat installation remotely via VNC

Apart of the regular local Redhat's installation, the Redhat system allows admin to modify boot options to temporarily setup network interface and instruct the installation program Anaconda to initiate installation via VNC. In this article we will modify default Redhat's boot options to initiate remote installation using VNC.

“World’s first” iris recognition smartwatch runs Android

IriTech has launched an Indiegogo project for an Android-based “Fidelys” smartwatch with iris recognition technology and a rotating-clicking bezel for I/O. The main draw of the Fidelys is its “military grade” iris recognition technology, which avoids the need for vulnerable, inconvenient, hard to remember passwords, says IriTech. By visually verifying one’s iris, the technology can […]

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