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Want your kids to learn coding? Train the teachers first

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 7:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
UK gov’s financial pledges yet to filter down A number of schools have failed to train their teachers in the government's flagship computing curriculum introduced last year, which was intended to turn Blighty into a nation of coders.…

Happy birthday Chrome, a New Elementary & More…

At first, the browser had us scratching our collective heads and wondering why, since early versions weren’t much more than rebranded versions of Firefox. The “why” question was answered with haste, however, as Chrome quickly morphed into a browser with deep hooks into Google’s ecosystem. To be sure, the browser offers many things to like in the way of convenience, but the privacy issues that come with Chrome sometimes make using it seem like something of a deal with you-know-whom. The public evidently doesn’t care, as it’s the world’s most used browser.

The best Linux distro for schools?

In today's open source roundup: Which Linux distro is best for schools? Plus: Wine 1.7.51 released released. And how Chromebooks have improved over the years.

How DevOps fits into the modern network

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 2:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DevOps is often touted as the next big thing in software development, and rightly so. DevOps encourages collaboration among different teams working on the product, aims to reduce products' time to market, and much more. But what if you are not developing software, per se? Do you have to miss this new wave of innovation? Of course not! In his upcoming talk at All Things Open (ATO), Sean Cavanaugh of Cumulus Networks will discuss using DevOps tools like ONIE and Ansible for provisioning and modernizing the data center. I caught up with Sean to hear his thoughts on networking in open source, his other experiences with open source software, and a sneak preview of his talk. read more

How to Mount a NTFS Drive on CentOS / RHEL / Scientific Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 1:37 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial will show you how to mount an NTFS drive in read/write mode on CentOS and other RHEL based Linux operating systems. NTFS-3G is a stable Open Source NTFS driver that supports reading and writing to NTFS drives on Linux and other operating systems.

Add power to your terminal with powerline

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 12:39 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Interview
A while ago, Fedora Magazine posted this interview with Rackspace architect Major Hayden where he mentioned the powerline utility. If you often use a terminal, you too might find powerline useful. It gives you helpful status information, and helps you stay... Continue Reading →

Kodi 16 Is Dubbed Jarvis, Arrives Later This Year with DirectX 11 Support, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 4, 2015 11:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The developers of the popular media center software formerly known as XBMC had the pleasure of informing us all about the codename and features of Kodi 16.

Did you ever use open source tools in school?

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 10:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
People of all ages are heading back to school now. For the next couple of weeks, is highlighting a range of open source software, hardware, and tools for students and educators. We'll also sprinkle in open education stories for good measure. Read more in our Back to School series. read more

IFA 2015: The best gadgets from Europe's biggest tech show

  • The Telegraph; By Sofie Curtis (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 9:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Embedded
Europe's biggest tech show opened today in Berlin. Take a look at some of the new gadgets.

Red Hat unleashes EL 7.2 beta on a waiting world

Better containers, storage, security and admin, apparently Red Hat has offered up a beta of Enterprise Linux 7.2, touting security, storage management, and expanded container capabilities.…

Bringing Python into the classroom

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 7:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Teachers across the globe have answered the call to code. "Yes," they say, "we will teach our kids to program, even if we don't know how ourselves." They've delivered lessons on Scratch; they've celebrated the Hour of Code. Perhaps they've even dabbled in Codecademy's offerings to familiarize themselves with this newly popular, suddenly ubiquitous competency called "coding." read more

Elive 2.6.10 Screenshot Tour

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.6.10. This new version includes lots of improvements and bugfixes in Enlightenment 17, more exactly 87 commits are backported.

elementary OS Has Been Downloaded 5 Million Times, Freya 0.3.1 Out Now - Gallery

The developers of the popular and gorgeous elementary OS Linux distribution were proud to announce a few minutes ago the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance release to Freya.

Tested: How Flash destroys your browser's performance

Last month, the axe seemingly came down on Adobe Flash: three undiscovered vulnerabilities in Flash were leaked and exploited. In response, Mozilla’s Firefox blocked Flash by default until Adobe issued a patch. You should know by now that installing Flash equals a security risk. But are you aware of how badly your PC can slow down as well? Try 80 percent.

Is Windows 10's Privacy Issue Reason Enough to Move to Linux?

The short answer is no; the long answer is still no.

Smart touchscreen dev kit runs Android on quad-core i.MX6

Gateworks announced a 7-inch touchscreen Android development kit, with a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, GbE, WiFi, BT, GPS, USB, serial I/O, and dual mini-PCIe slots.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 beta is out

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 4, 2015 12:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Ready to look into the future or Red Hat Enterprise Linux and containers? Then check out the latest RHEL beta.

How to install Odoo ERP Software on Ubuntu 15.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 3, 2015 11:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Odoo is an OpenSource enterprise resource planning and customer relationship software that can help you to organize and grow your business. Odoo was formerly named openERP and therefor TinyERP. There are many apps available to extend Odoo, for example: billing, accounting, manufacturing, purchasing, warehouse management, and project management.

Android Candy: Copay -- the Next-Generation Bitcoin Wallet

When I hear the word "copay", I think of the doctor's office. Thankfully, the Copay app from the folks at Bitpay doesn't cost you anything, and it keeps your Bitcoin healthy and secure. I've mentioned many Bitcoin wallet applications and cloud solutions during the past few years, but Copay truly is different. It has features other wallets can't touch, such as:

Knoppix 7.4: whom is it for?

I faced no particular issue when working with Knoppix 7.4.2 in Live session. It was responsive, quick and more or less reliable. Though, I still struggle to find a place in the Linux world where this distribution would fit the best. Maybe you can give me the answer to these questions?

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