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'Big Bang Theory's' Stuart wears Ubuntu T-shirt

  • http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/linux/ubuntu/2017_0224_big_bang_theory_stuart_ubuntu; By Steven Rosenberg (Posted by Steven_Rosenber on Feb 24, 2017 10:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor, News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Am I the only person to notice that comic book shop-owning Stuart (Kevin Sussman) on the "The Big Bang Theory" is wearing an Ubuntu T-shirt on the episode airing Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017?

Top 5: Intro to the Linux boot, a primer on the ESP8266 board, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 8:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Python
In this week's top 5, I highlight an intro to the Linux boot, a primer on the ESP8266 board, Linux command-line tools for data analysis, a Python script to find corrupted images, and open source applications for a Windows machine.

SODIMM-style module runs Linux on VIAs 1GHz Cortex-A9 SoC

VIA unveiled an SODIMM-style COM based on its Cortex-A9 WM8850 SoC, with 512MB RAM and 8GB eMMC, plus Ethernet, CSI, graphics, USB, and serial ports. The 68.6 x 43mm “SOM-6X50” computer-on-module appears to be VIA’s second-ever ARM COM.

Gitlab, Pelican and Let’s Encrypt for a secure blog

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 6:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
SSL security allows users to trust the authenticity of a site’s content. While you can host an SSL blog on both GitHub and GitLab pages, only GitLab supports SSL for custom domains. This article shows you how to use Pelican and Let’s Encrypt to produce... Continue Reading →

Engineer Finds Passion and Community With Kids On Computers

If you love technology, you can find a space for yourself and connect with others around mutual interests, according to Avni Khatri, president of Kids on Computers (KoC), a nonprofit that sets up computer labs using donated hardware and open source software in areas where kids have no other access to technology.  

Which is the best programming language for beginners?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 3:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: Editorial
What is the best language for a budding programmer to get their start with? There are probably as many opinions about which language is best for beginners as there are languages to choose from. And the options change all of the time. When we asked this question two years ago, Python came out on top as the clear winner. But is it still the best choice today? read more

Open Source Hardware: From SBCs to Servers

When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, VR gear, and even laptops and servers.

Top 3 machine learning libraries for Python

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 1:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
You don't have to be a data scientist to be fascinated by the world of machine learning, but a few travel guides might help you navigate the vast universe that also includes big data, artificial intelligence, and deep learning, along with a large dose of statistics and analytics. read more

The Secure Linux OS - Tails

Some people worry a lot about security issues. Anyone can worry about their personal information, such as credit card numbers, on the Internet. They can also be concerned with someone monitoring their activity on the Internet, such as the websites they visit. To help ease these frustrations about the Internet anyone can use the Internet without having to “look over their shoulder”.

An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Why, you ask, should anyone care about Vim? It's complex, it's so old it's a fossil, and you like Kate/Leafpad/Geany/Gedit/Nano/Jed/Lime/Emacs/what-have-you, and the Linux world is cram-full of great text editors, so why bother with Vim?

How Ironic: Harman Kardon’s Microsoft Cortana Speaker Is Powered by Linux

And since Cortana is the key feature of this little device, it only makes sense for Harman Kardon to turn to Windows 10 to power the device. And yet, it looks like the so-called Harman Kardon is actually running Linux.

Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel

Linux system administrators should be on the watch for kernel updates because they fix a local privilege escalation flaw that could lead to a full system compromise.

Using Open Source Software to Speed Development and Gain Business Advantage

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Greg Olsen (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 7:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
There are many compelling reasons to use Open Source Software (OSS), all of which add up to a competitive advantage for the organization.

Grasp Perl with Open-Source Books

Programming is about solving problems and good communication. But before code is written, you need to know how to solve the problem. Breaking the problem into component parts assists in the process. And being able to model the problem so that it’s easy to implement and test also helps. Combine this with a solid understanding of the programming language itself – a good programming book contributes to all aspects of problem solving. Perl has the virtue it can solve a problems in a few lines of code.

3 Security Features to Consider When Choosing a Linux Workstation

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 5:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Security; Groups: Linux
Learn how to work from anywhere and keep your data, identity, and sanity. If your systems administrators are remote workers, you may wish to establish a set of guidelines to help ensure that their workstations pass core security requirements. This will help reduce the risk that they become attack vectors against the rest of your IT infrastructure.

Ktube – A Powerful Media Downloader App to Download & Watch YouTube Videos and others

Ktube is a Media Downloader App was created by Keshav Bhatt after Successor of his previous media downloader called Ultimate-Media-Downloader.

How to install Arch Linux on VirtualBox

Arch Linux is a Linux-based operating system that is designed for i689 and 86-64 computers. Arch Linux is also popular for having a comprehensive documentation in form of the community wiki known as ArchWiki. This Linux operating system is based on binary packages that are targeted for i832, 64-bit, and 32-bit systems and optimized for the best performance on the modern hardware systems.

Recent open source hardware trends, from SBCs to servers

At ELC Europe, Intel MinnowBoard SBC evangelist John Hawley surveyed open hardware trends, and their impact on OS-enabled device and system development. When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, ..........

MirageOS Unikernel Effort Moves Forward

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 24, 2017 1:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Linux Foundation backed Xen Project helps to advance the state of MirageOS unikernel operating system with a new release that now supports the KVM hypervisor

Storj introduces a distributed blockchain-protected cloud storage service

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 11:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Would you believe in a safe peer-to-peer cloud storage solution? Storj Labs thinks you will with their blockchain-protected, open-source service.

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