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SBC expands on Rockchip RK3399 with eye-popping feature list

Videostrong's new SBC runs Android 7.1 or Ubuntu on the RK3399 with 2GB RAM plus GbE, WiFi, BT, HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2, MIPI-CSI, USB 3.0, and mini-PCIe. Shenzhen-based Android set-top box maker Videostrong has released a “VS-RD-RK3399” development kit built around the Rockchip RK3399. The OEM focused board sells for $250 individually.......

Chakra Linux: Its Own Beast, Its Own Beauty

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 6:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
There are so many Linux distributions available—so many, in fact, that it can become a bit of a challenge to find the one right for you. After you’ve looked at them enough, it seems the variations tend to blur together, such that one flavor of Linux is only a slight shift away from another.

Installing Ring in Fedora 26

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 5:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Many communication platforms promise to link people together by video, voice, and data. But almost none of them promise or respect user privacy and freedom to a useful extent. Ring is a universal communication system for any platform. But it... Continue Reading →

How to Manage CentOS 7 Server with Webmin

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 3:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, we will install Webmin on CentOS 7.2. We will also learn to administrator Apache web server, firewalld and Webmin configuration. Webmin is free and open source web based system administration tool for Unix systems. It provides a rich and powerful web based user interface to administrator the server along with all the popular applications like Apache, BIND, Squid Proxy etc.

Listen To Your Favorite Radio Station With A Single Command on Linux

Internet radio is a great way to listen to different radio stations from across your country or the world in real time. Unlike listening to your own music collection, it gives you the opportunity to discover new artists and genres that you might not have explored otherwise. Many Internet radio stations are browser-based, meaning they're easily accessible regardless of your operating system, but having yet another browser window open isn't all that convenient, and it eats into RAM. Plus, you're on Linux, why not have an awesome command line hack to tune into your favorite Internet radio station in seconds?

Don't hate COBOL until you've tried it

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
COBOL is the Rodney Dangerfield of programming languages—it doesn't get any respect. It is routinely denigrated for its verbosity and dismissed as archaic. Yet COBOL is far from a dead language. It processes an estimated 85% of all business transactions, and 5 billion lines of new COBOL code are written every year. read more

Krita 3.2.0 Supports Smart Patching Elements In Paintings And 7 New Brushes Presets

Krita is a Free and Open-Source drawing and image editing software for creating a high quality and professional paintings. Krita 3.2.0 Has Been Released and it brought some interesting features and bug fixes. Check the key features of Krita 3.2.0.

How to recover from a git mistake

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Today my colleague almost lost everything that he did over four days of work. Because of an incorrect git command, he dropped the changes he'd saved on stash. After this sad episode, we looked for a way to try to recover his work... and we did it! First a warning: When you are implementing a big feature, split it in small pieces and commit it regularly. It's not a good idea to work for a long time without committing your changes. read more

Oracle Wants to Open Up Java EE

  • Enterprise Apps Today; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 18, 2017 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Standards, Sun
Java Enterprise Edition could be leaving the tight control of Oracle and moving to an Open Source Foundation (maybe).

An Early Look at Ubuntu Dock for GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Aug 18, 2017 7:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 17.10, the next major release of the widely-used Ubuntu Linux OS, will be transitioning to the GNOME Shell user interface by default instead of the Unity desktop environment that was used until now.

Skilled bad actors use new pulse wave DDoS attacks to hit multiple targets

In a new report, Incapsula warns about a new type of ferocious DDoS attack that uses "pulse waves" to hit multiple targets. Pulse wave DDoS is a new attack tactic designed by skilled bad actors "to double the botnet's output and exploit soft spots in 'appliance first cloud second' hybrid mitigation solutions."

CoreOS extends Kubernetes to Microsoft Azure

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 4:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Microsoft
CoreOS's Kubernetes distro, Tectonic 1.7, delivers on hybrid cloud by extending container DevOps capabilities across open-source and Azure clouds and data centers.

Docker Can Now Containerize Legacy Apps Running on Mainframes

The new release comes on the heels of a report last week from Bloomberg that the container company has been raising money, which will result in $75 million dollars being added to its coffers by the end of the month, bringing with it a new valuation of $1.3 billion — up $300 million from its previous valuation.

Under $15 open spec SBC offers Allwinner H5, GbE, and WiFi

The Orange Pi Zero Plus is a quad -A53 version of the Zero that advances to Gigabit Ethernet. You also get WiFi, USB host and OTG, and Linux/Android images. Shenzhen Xunlong is clearly trying to mess with our minds.

Manipulate IPv6 Addresses with ipv6calc

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Aug 18, 2017 1:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Last week, you may recall, we looked at calculating network addresses with ipcalc. Now, dear friends, it is my pleasure to introduce you to ipv6calc, the excellent IPv6 address manipulator and query tool by Dr. Peter Bieringer. ipv6calc is a little thing; on Ubuntu /usr/bin/ipv6calc is about 2MB, yet it packs in a ton of functionality.

How to Install Sensu Monitoring on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 17, 2017 11:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Sensu is a free and open source tool for composing the monitoring system you need. In this tutorial, we will go through step by step installation of Redis, RabbitMQ and Sensu on Ubuntu 16.04.

Raspbian Linux OS for Raspberry Pi Is Now Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch"

As of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released new installation images of its Debian-based Raspbian Linux operating system rebased on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" series.

11 Open Source Tools for Writers

Here are 11 open source tools for all your writing needs.

Another Behind-the-Scenes Niche Where Open Source is Winning

Do you spend a lot of time thinking about Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons? Unless you run a retail store, probably not. But if you do run a store (or stores) along with an e-commerce operation, BLE is a hot new thing you are either using already or thinking about using before long.

Kaby Lake module offers wide temperature and voltage ranges

Arbor unveiled an Ubuntu-ready “EmETXe-i90U0” Type 6 Compact module with 7th Gen U-series Core CPUs, triple displays, and -40 to 85°C support. Last month, Arbor Technology announced a 125 x 95mm COM Express Type 6 Basic module called the EmETXe-i90M0 that features Intel 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” EQ processors. Now, Arbor has followed up with […]

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