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How to install R on Ubuntu 16.04

R is an open source programming language which is used for statistical computing and graphics. The R programming language is widely used by statisticians and data miners mostly for data analysis or developing statistical software. In this tutorial, we will help you to install R on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu as an operating system.

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Lorien Smyer: Bookkeeper Turned Technologist

  • - Original Content; By Libby Clark (Posted by bob on Oct 11, 2016 1:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community, Linux
Lorien Smyer is a former bookkeeper who decided she wanted to start a new career in computer science. She was one of 14 aspiring IT professionals to receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship, announced in August.

Kura-based Linux IoT framework adds multi-cloud support

Eurotech released v4.0 of its ESF IoT framework, adding multi-cloud support, and it spun a new ReliaGate 20-25 gateway with Yocto instead of Red Hat. Eurotech’s commercial Everyware Software Framework (ESF) was one of the first IoT frameworks to tie together device, gateway, and cloud components. It formed the basis for the open source Eclipse Kura project.

Apache Milagro: A New Security System for the Future of the Web

With 25 billion new devices set to hit the Internet by 2025, the need for a better worldwide cryptosystem for securing information is paramount. That’s why the Apache Milagro project is currently incubating at the Apache Software Foundation. It’s a collaboration between MIRACL and Nippon Telegram and Telegraph (NTT), and Brian Spector, MIRACL CEO and Co-Founder, discussed the project in his keynote at ApacheCon in May.

FreeBSD 11.0 Operating System Officially Released, Here's What's New

The FreeBSD Foundation proudly announced the release and general availability of the FreeBSD 11.0 operating system based on the latest BSD and Open Source technologies.

Mini-ITX board gets it going with AMD G-Series

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2016 9:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Acrosser’s “AMB-A55ET1” Mini-ITX SBC taps AMD’s dual-core, 1.65GHz G-Series T56N, and offers dual mini-PCIe, dual SATA, and 8x USB ports. Sometimes the best SBC isn’t the fastest and most feature rich, but the one that can do the job right at the right price. Assuming the AMB-A55ET1 is priced as low as we would expect, […]

Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Beta released-Final release is expected at the end of month

Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 is making its way to final release and it is now one more step closer to this by having its beta release.Yes, the Ubuntu based beauty with Moksha DE(Moksha is a forked version of well known Enlightenment DE) got its beta release i.e. Bodhi LInux 4.0.0 Beta after months of release of Alpha version.Back in July,Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 alpha released.

4 versatile boards for fast, inexpensive IoT development

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2016 6:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Want to develop wearable or very compact applications, networked applications, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and prototype your brainstorms quickly and inexpensively? Then this roundup of versatile open source hardware boards is for you. All you need is a few pieces of hardware, basic soldering skills, and some JavaScript know-how. read more

Elementary OS 0.4 'Loki' Review | An Easy To Use Linux Distribution

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 10, 2016 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Elementary OS is one of the most beautiful Linux distros that I have ever tried. It is based on Ubuntu and the version 0.4 of Elementary OS is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This review has been written after using the operating system for a complete week.

Technology Changes Us, Changes Society, and Changes Governments

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2016 2:55 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
We shape our technology. Our technology shapes us. It's not a one-way trip, but a continual feedback loop. Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, in her inspirational LinuxCon North America keynote, claims that the greatest cultural shifts come from new technologies.

How Minecraft got me involved in the open source community

When people first think of "open source," their mind probably first goes to code—something technical that requires an intermediate understanding of computers or programming languages. But open source is a broad concept that goes beyond binary bits and bytes. Open source projects hold great regard for community participation. The community is a fundamental piece of a successful open source project. For my experience getting involved with open source, I began in the community and worked my way around from there. read more

GNOME 3.24 to Feature ownCloud Integration in GNOME Music, Sharing Framework

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 10, 2016 11:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
We already told you about the release date and schedule of the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment, whose development cycle will start later this month, and today we'd love to tell you a little bit about its upcoming features.

Antergos – Best Arch based distro for beginners, whoever want to taste arch, give a try

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Oct 10, 2016 9:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Arch, Linux
Antergos is a rolling release distribution and provide a modern, elegant, and powerful operating system based on Arch Linux with choice of Desktop Environment.

The power of open source is customer freedom

The open source community is a diverse and fractious collection of individuals and organizations. In its infancy, in many ways it could be compared to the hippie movements of the '60s: a lot of passion, a lot of fun, a lot of weirdness, and not a lot of organization. Over the last decade or so, it has evolved into a respected software development force that relies on the support of its members. read more

Linus Torvalds says ARM just doesn't look like beating Intel

Linux Lord also feels Internet of Things hardware is mostly doomed, like his old Sinclair QL Linus Torvalds believes ARM has little chance of overhauling x86, because the latter has built an open hardware ecosystem that the former just doesn't look like replicating.…

Celebrating a new release, vendor freedom, and more OpenStack news

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2016 5:24 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. OpenStack around the web There is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites: read more

Samsung temporarily halts production of Galaxy Note 7

  • yonhapnews; By Seoul (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2016 4:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Samsung Electronics Co. has temporarily suspended production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, an official at a supplier for Samsung said Monday, amid a series of media reports that some Note 7 replacements have caught fire.

Linux Kernel 5.0 to Be Released When We Hit 6M Git Objects, Says Linus Torvalds

According to a recent Google+ post, Linus Torvalds has teased us with the release of Linux kernel 5.0, which should happen when the project reaches 6 million Git objects.

Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Beta Released

We are finally nearing the end of the 4.0.0 release cycle. If all goes as planned I will publish a final set of ISO images by the end of the month flagged as stable.

Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 Is Almost Here, Beta 3 Out Now for PCs and Raspberry Pi 2

Canonical's Didier Roche proudly announced the availability of the third Beta build of the upcoming and highly anticipated Ubuntu Snappy Core 16 operating system for PCs, embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

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