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From DaVinci to The Avengers: Building Collective Genius

  • Linux.com; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Jan 3, 2017 3:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The 25th anniversary of Linux was a big milestone celebrated by many of us at LinuxCon events throughout the year, and it was a theme throughout many of the presentations. Thomas Di Giacomo, Chief Technology Officer at SUSE started his LinuxCon Europe keynote with a brief clip in the style of Mr. Robot where in 2016 even Evil Corp has gone open source and we have won.

Smith Charts for All

I've covered several different programs that are useful when doing electrical engineering in the past. In this article, I want to look at a program called linsmith that helps you do calculations or see how different parameters behave.

How to Mount CephFS on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 3, 2017 12:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
I will show you how to mount Ceph as a File System on CentOS 7 in this third part of the Ceph tutorial series. Ceph is an open source storage platform, it offers high performance, reliability, and scalability. It's a free distributed storage system that provides an interface to object, block, and file-level storage without a single point of failure.

Avoid echo chambers and make open decisions

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 3, 2017 10:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
"So, have you already made up your mind?" Over the video chat, Robert's face looked sunken (or maybe he was just tired?). "I'm pretty sure," I replied. "Well," he sighed, "If that's your decision..." A few moments of awkward silence, then we disconnected. read more

Calculate Linux explained

In June 2007 Calculate Linux made it's debut in Linux world. From last 10 years, it is constantly supporting the community and industries using it. Latest version i.e. Calculate Linux 17 was released a few days ago with lots of improvements and fixes. Let's get to know about this distribution.

PelicanHPC 4.1 GNU/Linux Distro Hits Stable After More Than a Year in the Making

After entering the testing channel one and a half years ago, on March 3, 2015, the Debian-based PelicanHPC 4.0 GNU/Linux distribution designed for setting up a high-performance computing cluster has finally hit stable.

How to Use Diff to Compare Files in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexander Fox (Posted by damien on Jan 3, 2017 5:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Diff is a command line tool that allows you to compare two files and see the differences between them. Here is how you can use diff to easily compare files in Linux.

The January 2017 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the January 2017 issue.

Linus Torvalds Announces Ridiculously Small Second Linux 4.10 Release Candidate

The first day of 2017 starts off for Linux users with the release of the second RC (Release Candidate) development version of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself.

Installation of the latest bleeding edge PHP 7 on Debian 8 Jessie Linux

Debian's current stable package repository may not always contain an up to date software to be in line with our expectations. There is a very good reason for this, such as a stable system as a trade-off for running bleeding edge software. The current PHP developer's claims put PHP 7 in front of PHP 5.6 in terms of speed, where PHP 7 is supposed to be as twice as fast as its predecessor.

Security-Oriented Kodachi 3.6 Linux OS Improves VPN and Tor Connectivity, More

W. Al Maawali, the founder of Eagle Eye Digital Solutions and developer of the security-oriented, Debian-based Kodachi Linux computer operating system, is hard at work againand announced two new stable versions at the end of 2016.

Insecure about Being Unsecure

There have been epic battles over whether "insecure" or "unsecure" should be used when referring to computer security.

Ringing in 2017 with 90 hacker-friendly single board computers

Our New Year’s guide to hacker-friendly single board computers turned up 90 boards, ranging from powerful media playing rigs to power-sipping IoT platforms. Community backed, open spec single board computers running Linux and Android sit at the intersection between the commercial embedded market and the open source maker community. Hacker boards also play a key […]

How I Came to Be the Third Person in North Carolina to Hear FM Stereo

  • FOSS Force; By Christine Hall (Posted by brideoflinux on Jan 2, 2017 8:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
In this trip down memory lane, we look back to the days when cutting edge technology came with vacuum tubes.

Nexus 5 Now a Fully Working Ubuntu Phone, Fairphone 2 Gets Voice Call Support

Today we have some great news for Ubuntu Touch fans, as Ubports' Marius Gripsgård proudly announced that he managed to make voice call support work on the Ubuntu Touch port for Fairphone 2.

Tiny COM runs Android Nougat on a Snapdragon 820

Intrinsyc has launched the smallest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 based computer-on-module to date for $239, as well as an Open-Q µ820 Development Kit selling for $579. The Open-Q 820 µSOM module measures 50 x 25mm compared to Intrinsyc’s year-old, 82 x 42mm Open-Q 820 module.

7 notable legal developments in open source in 2016

A number of interesting and notable legal developments in open source took place in 2016. These seven legal news stories stood out.

3 tips for effectively using wikis for documentation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 2, 2017 4:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Using a wiki for documentation isn't a new idea. Countless open source projects do. If you're looking for a way to write and publish documentation quickly, a wiki can be a viable alternative to the many technical writing tools out there. That said, the documentation on many wikis isn't always as effective as it could be, and you can use some techniques to help you make the documentation on your wiki more effective and more readable. You can use these tips whether you're creating new documentation on a wiki or if you're moving existing documentation to one. read more

“Clear Linux” By Intel — The Next Great Linux Distro For Gaming?

  • FossBytes (Posted by bob on Jan 2, 2017 3:07 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Games, Intel
Gaming on Linux is going to get better, thanks to the upcoming Steam support on Intel’s Clear Linux distribution. Currently focused on workstation and server performance, this OS already ships with latest Mesa stack. While Clear Linux doesn’t offer dedicated graphics support, it can surely help one build a good Steam gaming box with Intel hardware.

Open Source Enterprise Trends for 2017

Nothing ever goes completely according to plan. That being said, it's both tempting and necessary at the beginning of the year to look ahead to where things are going. Here's a short list of things to consider as we look at the road ahead for Linux, open source and the enterprise.

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