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Make a Twitter-controlled desk lamp with open source tools

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Think about the Internet today. Websites and web services are in deep conversation with each other through the so-called API (Application Program Interface) economy. Websites such as Facebook, Weather.com, and ESPN all offer APIs that the rest of the cloud can leverage and interact with. Through this API economy, the exchange of data is free-flowing and massive. However, the only things that are taking part in this conversation are typically computers, laptops, and smartphones. What happens when other electronic devices can start to take part in this data exchange? read more

The March 2015 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the March 2015 issue.

How to setup a LAMP development environment in Vagrant

In the previous tutorial, we have learned about the basics of Vagrant. In this tutorial, we will move to next level and will learn more about Vagrant and setting up LAMP development environment in Vagrant. To start with, LAMP stands for: Linux (OS/Kernel), Apache (Web Server), MySQL (Database), PHP (Scripting Language). It is an open-source Web development environment which lets you create web applications. It is generally also referred as Web Stack.

Linux shell Sticky Bit usage and examples

  • Linuxconfig.org; By Linuxconfig.org (Posted by linuxer on Mar 5, 2015 8:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, LPI
Before we talk about what is a Sticky bit let's start by explaining why do we need it. For example we have a directory /var/share somewhere on the filesystem with a full access for all permission groups that is owner, group and any, thus all permission bits are set to "on".

COM Express module runs Linux on a 2.3GHz Tegra K1

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Seco is prepping a Linux-friendly COM Express Type 6 Compact module with a quad-core, 2.3GHz Tegra K1 SoC and optional extended temperature support. When we covered the Nvidia Jetson TK1 single board computer last March, we didn’t realize the manufacturer was Seco. In addition to the Jetson TK1 (Seco product page here), Seco is now […]

Google shares gRPC as alternative to REST for microservices

Google recently released gRPC as open source, an efficient framework for remote procedure calls (RPC) that uses a variety of programming languages.

Microsoft to Android OEMs: 'Show me the money'

Microsoft has reserved the right to nail firms making Android devices running its Office suit for possible Windows patent infringements.

New FREAK Attack Threatens Many SSL Clients

For the nth time in the last couple of years, security experts are warning about a new Internet-scale vulnerability, this time in some popular SSL clients. The flaw allows an attacker to force clients to downgrade to weakened ciphers and break their supposedly encrypted communications through a man-in-the-middle attack.

Latest Nvidia Shield player runs Android TV on Tegra X1

Nvidia’s $199 STB version of Nvidia Shield runs Android TV on a Tegra X1, and boasts 4K video, 50 optimized games, and game streaming from a “Grid” service. The 2015 set-top box version of the Nvidia Shield follows two earlier models, including 2013’s original handheld Shield game console, now called the Nvidia Shield Portable, which was based on the Nvidia Tegra 4 system-on-chip.

Lots Of Big Games Confirmed For Linux, Torchlight II Now Out, Payday 2, Mordor And More Coming Too

Valve has announced a Steam sale simply titled ”STEAMOS SALE” with interesting games that are already available and games that they claim are heading over to the platform. The list seems to include some quite big titles too!

Red Hat Adds Cloud Consultation Service to Portfolio

Red Hat (RHT) entered the cloud consultation and support services market in a major way this week with the launch of its Cloud Innovation Practice, which introduces cloud setup and architecting solutions that go far beyond those provided with the open source giant's software products.

No reboot patching comes to Linux 4.0

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 12:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
With the new Linux 4.0 kernel, you'll need to reboot Linux less often than ever.

Why database as a service is like a stack of pancakes

Life may be like a box of chocolates , but I’d say that Database as a Service is like a stack of pancakes. In honor of National Pancake Day, let me count the ways.

How To Create A Bootable Fedora USB Drive

This guide shows how you can use Windows to create a bootable Fedora USB drive. The guide shows how to get Fedora and how to get and use the Rawrite32 tool.

rTorrent - command line Bit Torrent client in Ubuntu Linux

As a Linux system admin we love to download and upload larger files using bit torrent clients from command line or from terminal. This can be possible with the help of rTorrent

Xfce Releases Version 4.12

Evolution, not revolution, to match users’ needs: That is what’s behind the process the Xfce team uses in developing their desktop environment. So, despite what some consider a long time between releases, Xfce released version 4.12 last week, a new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.10.

Quick Containers with Fedora Dockerfiles

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2015 8:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
At this point, Docker needs little introduction. Running applications in a container is all the rage right now, and the Fedora Project has been working hard to make sure that […]

Companies really want Linux-savvy employees and they want them now

According to the Linux Foundation and tech job company Dice, in the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, "Nearly all hiring managers are looking to recruit Linux professionals."But 88 percent of hiring managers report that it's "very difficult" or "somewhat difficult" to find qualified candidates.

System 76 announces Meerkat Ubuntu desktop computer

In today's open source roundup: Check out the tiny Meerkat Ubuntu desktop. Plus: The 2015 Linux Jobs Report, and Mozilla releases Unity 5 to game developers.

Resurrecting the Armadillo

1999 was a crazy year for business on the Internet, and for Linux. It was when Red Hat went public, with a record valuation, and VA Linux followed with a bigger one. Both were cases in point of the dot-com boom, a speculative bubble inflated by huge expectations of what the Internet would mean for business.

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